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SIEGMEISTER, Elie
b New York, 15 January 1909
d 1991

He studied at Columbia College, and with Boulanger in Paris. He has appeared as a conductor and lecturer, and taught at Hofstra University.

1932 (23)

Theme and Variations for piano

1933 (24)

American Holiday, for orchestra

Strange Funeral in Braddock, for orchestra

1935 (26)

String Quartet No 1

1937 (28)

Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight, for orchestra

1940 (31)

Johnny Appleseed, choral

1943 (34)

Ozark Set, for orchestra

1944 (35)

Sing Out, Sweet Land, musical

Prairie Legend, for orchestra

As I Was Going Along, choral

1945 (36)

Western Suite, for orchestra

A Tooth for Paul Revere, choral

1946 (37)

Lonesome Hollow, for orchestra

Lazy Afternoon, choral

Summer Day, for band

1947 (38)

Summer Night, for orchestra

Symphony No 1

1949 (40)

From My Window, for orchestra

The New Colossus, choral

1950 (41)

Symphony No 2

1951 (42)

Pastoral, for band

1952 (43)

Darling Corrie, opera

1953 (44)

Divertimento for orchestra

1955 (46)

Miranda and the Dark Young Man, opera

Hootenanny, for band

1956 (47)

Clarinet Concerto

1957 (48)

Symphony No 3

1958 (49)

The Mermaid in Lock No 7, opera

1959 (50)

They Came to Cordura, film score

1960 (51)

Flute Concerto

Theater Set, for orchestra

String Quartet No 2

1964-9 (54-60)

The Plough and the Stars, opera

1965 (56)

In Our Time, choral

Sextet for brass and percussion

1966 (57)

Dick Whittington and his Cat, orchestra

1967 (58)

I Have a Dream, cantata

1967-70 (57-61)

Symphony No 4

1968 (59)

Ballad for brass

1971 (62)

Symphony No 5, Visions of Time

On This Ground, for piano

1973 (64)

String Quartet No 3

1974 (65)

Piano Concerto

A Cycle of Cities, for soli, chorus, orchestra and dancers

1974-6 (65-7)

Night of the Moonspell, opera

1975 (66)

Shadows and Light, for orchestra

String Quartet No 4

1975-6 (66-7)

Fables from the Dark Wood, ballet

1976 (67)

An Entertainment, for violin, piano and orchestra

1977 (68-9)

Violin Concerto

1980 (71)

Julietta, opera

Siegmeister has also written film scores and incidental music, several song cycles, and five sonata for violin and piano.

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