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Donald Harris’s Compositions

List of Principal works & Recordings

This is a selection of the more important works presented in chronological order. The date of publication and recording details has been given where appropriate.

 

PIANO SONATA, 1957

Publication: Société des Editions Jobert, Paris, 1965
Recording: Veronica Jochum, pianist, Golden Crest NEC-107, 1974

FANTASY FOR VIOLIN & PIANO, 1957

Publication: Jobert, Paris, 1965
Recordings: Paul Zukovsky, violinist, Gilbert Kalish, pianist, CRI S-307, 1973 reissued as CRI CD-666, 1994
Hasse Borup, violinist, Mary Kathleen Ernst, pianist, Centaur 2918, 2008

SYMPHONY IN TWO MOVEMENTS, 1958-61

Publication: Jobert, Paris, 1965

STRING QUARTET, 1965

Publication: Jobert, Paris, 1965
Recording: Composers String Quartet, CRI-274, 1972 reissued as CRI CD-666, 1994

LUDUS for Ten Instruments, 1966

Publication: Jobert, Paris, 1968
Recording: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Hodkinson, conductor. CRI S-274, 1972 reissued as CRI-CD 666, 1994

LUDUS II for Five Instruments, 1973

Publication: Jobert, Paris, 1974
Recording: Boston Musica Viva, Richard Pittman, conductor, DELOS 25406, 1975 reissued as CD 1011, 1987

ON VARIATIONS for Chamber Orchestra, 1976

Publication: Jobert, Paris, 1979

CHARMES (Paul Valéry) for Soprano and Orchestra, 1971-80

FOR THE NIGHT TO WEAR (Hortense Flexner), Mezzo-Soprano & Chamber Ensemble, 1978

Publication: Theodore Presser, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1983
Recording: Janice Meyerson, Boston Musica Viva, Richard, Pittman, cond., CRI CD-666, 1994

BALLADEN, Solo Piano, 1979

Publication: Theodore Presser, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1983
Recording: Veronica Jochum, CRI CD-666, 1994

OF HARTFORD IN A PURPLE LIGHT (Wallace Stevens), Soprano with Piano Acc., 1979

Publication: Theodore Presser, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1979
Recording: Susan Davenny Wyner, soprano, Yehudi Wyner, piano, CRI CD-666, 1994

PRELUDE TO A CONCERT IN CONNECTICUT, for Orchestra, 1981

LES MAINS (Marguerite Yourcenar), Mezzo-Soprano with Piano Acc., 1983

Publication: Theodore Presser, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1986
Recording: Janice Meyerson, mezzo-soprano, Hugh Hinton, piano, CRI CD-666, 1994

MEDITATIONS, Organ Solo, 1984

Publication: Gunmar Music Inc, 1990

THREE FANFARES FOR FOUR HORNS, 1984

Publication: Gunmar Music Inc.1990

CANZONA & CAROL, for Double Brass Quintet and Timpani, 1986

Publication: Gunmar Music, Inc.1990

PIERROT LIEDER (Albert Giraud German translation, Otto Erich Hartleben), soprano & chamber ensemble, 1988

Publication: Gunmar Music Inc.1990
Recording: Lucy Shelton, OSU Faculty Ensemble, Craig Kirchhoff, cond., CRI CD-666, 1994

MERMAID VARIATIONS, for Chamber Orchestra, 1992

Publication: Theodore Presser, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1996
Recording: Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Edwin London, cond., CRI CD-666, 1994

STRING QUARTET #2, 2002

A LYRIC FANFARE (for orchestra), 2003

FIVE TEMPI (LUDUS III), 2004

KALEIDOSCOPE (for orchestra), 2007

In progress: THE LITTLE MERMAID (Marguerite Yourcenar, English translation, Dori Katz), opera in three acts, 1985-

 

Stage Works, Incidental Music

THE LEGEND OF JOHN HENRY, Ballet for Orchestra 1954, revised orchestration, 1979

THE GOLDEN DEER, Ballet for Orchestra, 1955

INTERVALS, Dance Work for Chamber Ensemble, 1959

A FANFARE FOR THE SEVENTIES, March for Band, 1978

THE POET WITH THE BLUE GUITAR, Documentary for radio on the life and works of poet, Wallace Stevens (Connecticut Public Radio), written and directed by Jordan Pecile, produced by D. Bradford Spear, featuring Estelle Parsons, Alexander Scourby, and the participation of Holly Stevens, Richard Eberhart, John Hollander, Brendan Gill and Helen Vendler Incidental Music for Flute and Guitar, 1979 recipient of a 1981 Ohio State Broadcasting Award.

FIRES, Radio Dramatization of the prose poem by Marguerite Yourcenar (Connecticut Public Radio), translated by Dori Katz, adapted by Jordan Pecile, directed by Ellen Kraft, featuring Anne Baxter, Dina Merrill, Mildred Dunnock, Linda McGuire, and Lisa Banes Incidental Music for Orchestra,1983

A BIRTHDAY CARD FOR GUNTHER, in honor of the 60th Birthday of Gunther Schuller, solo violin, 1985 Publication: Perspectives of New Music, Spring-Summer, 1986, Vol. 24, No. 2

 

Donald Harris 2008 Ó


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