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KORTE, Karl
b Ossining, New York, 23 June 1928
A graduate of the Juillard School , he also studied with Copland, and with Otto Luening. He received Fulbright grants to Italy and to New Zealand, two Guggenheim Fellowships, Ford Foundation Fellowships, a Gold medal in the Queen Elizabeth International Competition and many other awards. He was a professor at the State University of New York from 1964 to 1971 and from 1971 until 1995 was Professor of Composition at the University of Texas at Austin and recently a Visiting Professor of Music at Williams College. He is now retired from teaching and lives in Cambridge, N.Y.

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1958 (30)

Three Miniatures for piano

1959 (31)

Fantasy, for violin and piano

1960 (32)

Quintet for oboe and strings

1961 (33)

Symphony No 2

Four Blake Songs, for women's voices and piano

1962 (34)

Nocturne and March, for band

Southwest - a Dance Overture for orchestra

1963 (35)

Prairie Song, for trumpet and band

Introductions, for brass quintet

Mass for Youth, with orchestra or keyboard

1964 (36)

Songs of Innocence (Blake) women's voices and piano: Piping down the valleys Wild, Infant Joy, A Cradle Song, Spring.

1965 (37)

String Quartet No 2

1967 (39)

Matrix for woodwind quintet, piano and percussion**

1968 (40)

Symphony No. 3* (Gold Medal - Queen Elizabeth International Competition)

May the Sun Bless Us, four settings of texts of Tagore, for male voices, brass and percussion

Songs of Wen I -To, Three songs for High Voice and Piano

Aspects of Love, SATB, piano: Rise up, my love, Shall I?, I will make you brooches, Marriage, Wine of the Grape, Bitter is my lot, Jenny Kiss'd me, My silks and fine array

1969 (41)

Dialogue, for saxophone and tape

String Quartet No. 2

Carols New Fashioned: SATB, piano (optional guitar or harp): Lullay litle child, Make we mere we may**

1970 (42)

Gestures, for electric brass, percussion, piano and band

Psalm XIII, for chorus and tape

Facets for saxophone quartet

1971 (43)

Remembrances, for flute and tape

Pale is this Good Prince, An Oratorio for chorus, soprani, two pianos, percussion & narrator (based upon Love Songs and Tomb Songs of Ancient Egypt.)

1973 (45)

Symmetrics, for solo saxophone and percussion

1976 (48)

Trio, for violin, cello and piano: (First Prize winner, 1979 Missouri Contemporary Music Competition)

1977 (49)

Fibers for wind ensemble

Concerto for Piano and Winds

1978 (50)

Concertino for solo bass trombone, winds & percussion

1981 (53)

Sappho Says, for mezzo-soprano, women's chorus, flute and piano

1982 (54)

TIME, a cantata for mixed chorus, soloists, marimba and piano

Music for a New Easter: SATB chorus, brass or keyboard

Music for a New Christmas: SATB, brass or keyboard

1984 (56)

Voci for violin, clarinet & Piano

Double Concerto for flute, double bass and tape

The Whistling Wind for mezzo-soprano and tape

Demiola for solo bassoon and tape**

1985 (57)

Te Maori - Etudes for Solo Clarinet (with tape of New Zealand bird calls) : (First Prize winner , 1991 Vanguard Arts Composition Competition)

1987 (59)

Birds of Aotearoa for tape alone

1988 (60)

Five New Zealand Songs for medium voice and piano**

Evocation and Dance for solo trombone and tape: (Winning composition in the 1994 Tampa Bay Composers Forum Competition)

Colloquy for bass flute, soprano flute, and piccolo: *** (Winning composition in the NFA 1990 Newly-Published Music Competition)

1989 (61)

Epigrams, short pieces for solo piano**, Book I, Book II

Three Psalm Settings for a cappella chorus: #57, 66, 69

1991 (63)

Texarkana, Theme and Variations on a Texas Folksong for Wind Ensemble

1993 (65)

Meeting the Enemy, for tape alone

1994 (66)

Extensions for solo percussion and tape**

1996 (67)

Homage - Bud Powell, solo piano and digital sound**

1997 (69)

The Freda Variations for Woodwind Quintet

1998 (70)

Wired Dance for solo piano and digital sound

2000 (72)

Viola Dance, viola and piano

Distant Pentachords, flute, wind chimes, digital sound

2001 (73)

Four Songs of Experience (Blake), womens voices, SSA & piano*:Holy Thursday, The Fly, Infant Sorrow, Voice of the Ancient Bard

Holy Thursday (Blake), SATB & piano*
(*Top Honours in 2002 Waging Peace Through Singing International Competition)

2002 (74)

SHIKI (the Four Seasons) Haiku texts from early women's nature poetry for chorus (SATB or SSA) with accompaniment by an electronic score created from fragments of koto, percussion and other sounds: Haru (Spring), Natsu (Summer), Aki (Autumn), Fyeu (Winter)

Updated with the composer April 2003

 

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