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Classical Editor: Rob Barnett

SHAPEY, Ralph
b Philadelphia, 12 March 1921

He began his violin studies at the age of seven. His work has been mainly as a conductor and as professor of music at the University of Chicago.

1946 (25)

String Quartet No 1

Piano Sonata

1947 (26)

Piano Quintet

1949 (28)

String Quartet No 2

Three Essays on Thomas Wolfe, for piano

1950 (29)

Violin Sonata

1951 (30)

Fantasy, for orchestra

String Quartet No 3

Cantata, for soprano, tenor, bass, narrator, chamber orchestra and percussion

1952 (31)

Symphony No 1

Quartet for oboe and string trio

Oboe Sonata

Suite for piano

1953 (32)

String Quartet No 4

Cello Sonata

1954 (33)

Concerto for clarinet, with violin, cello, piano, horn, tom-tom and bass drum

Sonata Variations, for piano

1955 (34)

Challenge- The Family of Man, for orchestra

Piano Trio

1956 (35)

Mutations No 1 for piano

1957 (36)

String Quartet No 5, with female voices (1957-8)

Rhapsodie, for oboe and piano

Duo for viola and piano

1958 (37)

Ontogeny, for orchestra

Walking Upright, eight songs for female voice and violin

1959 (38)

Violin Concerto

Rituals, for orchestra

Soliloquy, for narrator, string quartet and percussion

Evocation, for violin, piano and percussion

Form, for piano

1960 (39)

Dimensions, for soprano and twenty-three instruments

De Profundis, for solo double-bass and instruments

Movements, for woodwind quartet

Five, for violin and piano

This Day, for female voice and piano

1961 (40)

Incantations, for soprano and ten instruments

Discourse, for flute, clarinet, violin and piano

1962 (41)

Chamber Symphony, for ten solo players

Convocation, for chamber group

Piece, for violin and instruments

Birthday Piece, for piano

1963 (42)

Brass Quintet

String Quartet No 6

Seven, for piano (four hands)

1965 (44)

String Trio

Configurations, for flute and piano

1966 (45)

Partita for violin and thirteen players

Poeme, for violin and piano

Mutations No 2 for piano

Partita for solo violin

1967 (46)

Partita-Fantasy, for cello and sixteen players

Reyem, for flute, violin and piano

Deux, for two pianos

For Solo Trumpet

Songs of Ecstasy, for soprano, piano, percussion and tape

1971 (50)

Praise, for baritone, double chorus and ensemble

1972 (51)

Violin Sonata

1973 (52)

Thirty-one Variations for piano

1975 (54)

Songs of Eros, for soprano and orchestra

Oh Jerusalem, for soprano and flute

1980 (59)

Song of Songs

11, for baritone, ensemble and tape

Song of Songs

111, for soprano, baritone, ensemble and tape

Four Etudes for violin

1981 (60)

Fanfare for brass quintet

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