all works published by Hothouse Press
except where indicated

The following catalog is arranged
by date, beginning with the most recent work.

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Composition Number:
107
Title:
KAYAK
Date:
2016
Duration:
17'30"
Medium:
Vln and electronics
Premiere Location:
Saint Paul, MN
Premiere Date:
May, 2016
Premiere Performer:
Jennifer Lang
Commission by:
~
Text by:
~
Comments:
KAYAK is an electro-acoustic piece for solo violin, natural soundscapes, and processed sounds (drawn primarily from violin samples). In addition to reading a more traditionally notated score, the violinist is asked to move about the performance space, improvising with biophonic soundscapes. KAYAK can be performed indoors, with the audience seated, or outdoors, with the audience following along on the journey. View video excerpts.
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Composition Number:
106
Title:
This World Is Maya
Date:
2016
Duration:
14'
Medium:
Sop sax/cl, 2 pc, pno and electronic soundscape with images
Premiere Location:
Saint Paul, MN
Premiere Date:
Feb, 2016
Premiere Performer:
Zeitgeist
Commission by:
Zeitgeist
Text by:
~
Comments:
~
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Composition Number:
105
Title:
Heart, Not So Heavy As Mine
Date:
2015
Duration:
5'
Medium:
SATB, organ
Premiere Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
Feb, 2016
Premiere Performer:
Plymouth Congregational Church Choir
Commission by:
Ray and Elsie Martin
Text by:
Emily Dickinson
Comments:
~
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Composition Number:
104
Title:
The Gift
Date:
2015
Duration:
5'
Medium:
SATB
Premiere Location:
Concord, NH
Premiere Date:
May, 2015
Premiere Performer:
Concord Chorale
Commission by:
~
Text by:
Jane Barbour Lockwood
Comments:
~


Composition Number:
103
Title:
Bdote
Date:
2014
Duration:
5'
Medium:
SSA
Premiere Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
May, 2014
Premiere Performer:
Twin Cities Women's Choir
Commission by:
Twin Cities Women's Choir
Text by:
Janika Vandervelde
Comments:
~
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Composition Number:
102
Title:
Wisdom 2:23
Date:
2013-14
Duration:
10'
Medium:
SATB/SSA
Premiere Location:
Saint Paul, MN
Premiere Date:
March, 2014
Premiere Performer:
St. Catherine's University Women's Choir, Hamline University Women's Chorale, Perpich Center for Arts Education Choral Arts Ensemble
Commission by:
Vanessa Voskuil, for her choreographic work, 'The Student'
Text by:
~
Comments:
Set in ancient Greek and Latin.
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Composition Number:
101
Title:
Itch
Date:
2013
Duration:
15'
Medium:
electronic
Premiere Location:
Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
July, 2013
Premiere Performer:
~
Commission by:
Deborah Jinza Thayer, for her choreographic work, 'Itch'
Text by:
~
Comments:
Listen to excerpt


Composition Number:
100
Title:
Diana Takes A Swim
Date:
2012
Duration:
40'
Medium:
electronic
Premiere Location:
Red Eye Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
June, 2012
Premiere Performer:
Deborah Jinza Thayer
Commission by:
~
Text by:
~
Comments:
Partially funded by Live Music For Dance Minnesota

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Composition Number:
99
Title:
The Bee and the Soul
Date:
2011
Duration:
15'
Medium:
3 sop, cl, alto sax, trp, vln, vlc, pno
Premiere Location:
St. Joseph, MN
Premiere Date:
upcoming
Premiere Performer:
Pastiche
Commission by:
College of St. Benedict for its centennial
Text by:
Sr. Eva Hooker
Comments:
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Composition Number:
98
Title:
Max Found Two Sticks
Date:
2010
Duration:
8'
Medium:
cl, bn, trp, trb, 2 pc, vln, vlc, narrator
Premiere Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
January, 2011
Premiere Performer:
Members of the Minnesota Orchestra
Commission by:
WAMSO for Kinderkonzerts On The Road
Text by:
Based on a story by Brian Pinkney
Comments:
~

Composition Number:
97
Title:
Water of Life
Date:
2010
Duration:
14'
Medium:
SATB (or SSA), pno four-hands, (or 2 vn, vla, vlc, cb, 2 ob, mar, and pno four-hands)
Premiere Location:
Ripon, WI
Premiere Date:
July, 2010
Premiere Performer:
Green Lake Festival Chorus, Stephen Alltop, conductor
Commission by:
This work was composed for a consortium: the Green Lake Festival Chorus (Green Lake, WI), the First Unitarian Society, and the First Universalist Church (Minneapolis, MN)
Text by:
Jody Johnson
Comments:
Made possible by the American Composers Forum through the 2009 McKnight Artist Fellowship Program;
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Composition Number:
96
Title:
Water Dance
Date:
2009
Duration:
60'
Medium:
SATB, SSAA, cl/b cl, pno, 2 pc
Premiere Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
March, 2010
Premiere Performer:
University Women's Choir, Kathy Saltzman Romey, conductor, Perpich Center for Arts Education choir, drum, and dance ensembles, area high school choirs, Zeitgeist
Commission by:
Water Dance was developed as a composition curriculum initiative at the Perpich Center for Arts Education. The music was composed by a team of 15 young composers, ages 17-18. It was folded into Women and Water: Rivers of Regeneration
Text by:
Thomas Locker
Comments:
Water Dance was supported by the American Composers Forum through the 2009 McKnight Artist Fellowship Program. It is currently not published.

Composition Number:
95
Title:
Labyrinth
Date:
2009
Duration:
13'
Medium:
Organ with optional piano
Premiere Location:
Northfield, MN
Premiere Date:
November, 2009
Premiere Performer:
Theo and Duane Wee
Commission by:
First UCC, Northfield, MN
Text by:
~
Comments:
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Composition Number:
94
Title:
Getting Your Z's, or Not
Date:
2008
Duration:
2.5'
Medium:
cl/b cl, pno, 2 pc
Premiere Location:
Studio Z, Saint Paul, MN
Premiere Date:
June, 2008
Premiere Performer:
Zeitgeist
Commission by:
Zeitgeist
Text by:
~
Comments:
Recorded on 'Thirty' (Innova CD)

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Composition Number:
93
Title:
All the Great Ships
Date:
2008
Duration:
5'
Medium:
SATB
Premiere Location:
Minnesota State Fair
Premiere Date:
July, 2008
Premiere Performer:
Arrowhead Chorale, Stanley Wold, conductor
Commission by:
This work was composed for Minnesota Voices, in celebration of the Minnesota Sesquicentennial
Text by:
Janika Vandervelde
Comments:
Sponsored by the American Composers Forum

Composition Number:
92
Title:
HaChZaRaH (The Arousal of the Return)
Date:
2007
Duration:
4'
Medium:
Organ, violin
Premiere Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
July, 2008
Premiere Performer:
Leslie Shank, violin, Andrew Hackett, organ
Commission by:
American Guild of Organists
Text by:
~
Comments:
Composed for the 2008 National AGO Convention;
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Composition Number:
91
Title:
Sing Me A Home
Date:
2007
Duration:
5'
Medium:
SATB, Latin percussion
Premiere Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
May, 2007
Premiere Performer:
Minnesota Chorale, and various high school choirs from the metro area
Commission by:
Minnesota Chorale, Minneapolis, MN
Text by:
Heid Erdrich
Comments:
For the Chorale's Bridges Program with Habitat for Humanity

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Composition Number:
90
Title:
All Things Resounding
Date:
2007
Duration:
12'
Medium:
SATB
Premiere Location:
San Francisco, CA
Premiere Date:
September, 2007
Premiere Performer:
Chanticleer, San Francisco, CA
Commission by:
Chanticleer, San Francisco, CA
Text by:
Goethe
Comments:
Commissioned in memory of Maud Hill Schroll

Composition Number:
89
Title:
Slip Away
Date:
2006
Duration:
5'
Medium:
SA, Orff Ensemble
Premiere Location:
St. Paul, MN
Premiere Date:
June, 2006
Premiere Performer:
Linwood A+ Elementary School Chorus and World Ensemble, St. Paul, MN
Commission by:
Joanna Cortright
Text by:
Max Thao
Comments:
Text in English with occasional Hmong words

Composition Number:
88
Title:
Medicine Woman
Date:
2006
Duration:
10'
Medium:
SATB, Native American flutes and percussion, piano bows, narrator
Premiere Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
February, 2006
Premiere Performer:
World Voices, Eden Prairie, MN, Cochise Anderson (flutes), Ellen Kort (nar.)
Commission by:
World Voices, Eden Prairie, MN
Text by:
Ellen Kort
Comments:
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Composition Number:
87
Title:
We Are All Your Chosen People
Date:
2005
Duration:
7'
Medium:
SATB and piano
Premiere Location:
Northfield, MN
Premiere Date:
June, 2005
Premiere Performer:
First UCC Choir, Northfield, MN
Commission by:
First UCC, Northfield, MN
Text by:
Jody Johnson
Comments:
Funded by the American Composers Forum through its Faith Partners Residency Program

Composition Number:
86
Title:
Petric's Web
Date:
2005
Duration:
7'
Medium:
Accordion
Premiere Location:
Premiere Date:
Premiere Performer:
Commission by:
Text by:
Comments:
For Joseph Petric, Toronto, CA


Composition Number:
85
Title:
Mar
Date:
2004
Duration:
10'
Medium:
SATB
Premiere Location:
Chorus America Conference, Chicago
Premiere Date:
June, 2005
Premiere Performer:
Bella Voce, Chicago, Ill.
Commission by:
Bella Voce, Chicago, Ill.
Text by:
Federico Garcia Lorca
Comments:
Text in Spanish

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Composition Number:
84
Title:
Cancioncilla del primer deseo
Date:
2004
Duration:
5'
Medium:
SATB, Latin percussion
Premiere Location:
Texas Music Educators Conference 
Premiere Date:
February, 2005
Premiere Performer:
Sterling Meistersingers, Baytown, TX
Commission by:
Sterling High School, Baytown, TX
Text by:
Federico Garcia Lorca
Comments:
Text in Spanish


Composition Number:
83
Title:
Villancico
Date:
2004
Duration:
5'
Medium:
SATB, Latin Percussion
Premiere Location:
Minnetonka, MN
Premiere Date:
December, 2004
Premiere Performer:
Minnetonka, MN
Commission by:
Minnetonka Christian Academy, MN
Text by:
Sor Juana de la Cruz
Comments:
~


Composition Number:
82
Title:
Monapacataca
Date:
2004
Duration:
25'
Medium:
String Quartet
Premiere Location:
Ripon College, Ripon, WI
Premiere Date:
July, 2004
Premiere Performer:
ENSO String Quartet
Commission by:
Green Lake Music Festival, Green Lake, WI
Text by:
~
Comments:
Funded by Jack and Linda Hoeschler, and George Miller
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Composition Number:
81
Title:
Kindling Humanity's Heart
Date:
2004
Duration:
6'
Medium:
SATB, organ
Premiere Location:
Northfield, MN
Premiere Date:
June, 2004
Premiere Performer:
First UCC Church Choir, Northfield, MN
Commission by:
First UCC Church, Northfield, MN
Text by:
Hildegard of Bingen, Mechtild of Magdeburg, Lui I-Ming
Comments:
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Composition Number:
80
Title:
Birds of Oz
I. The Treecreepers II. The Honeyeaters III. Three Wagtails
Date:
2003
Duration:
10'
Medium:
SATB
Premiere Location:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Premiere Date:
August, 2004
Premiere Performer:
Melbourne Chamber Choir, Faye Dumont, artistic director
Commission by:
Composed for the Melbourne Chamber Choir
Text by:
Janika Vandervelde
Comments:
Funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board and the McKnight Foundation;
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Composition Number:
79
Title:
Alleluia
Date:
2003
Duration:
5'
Medium:
SATB
Premiere Location:
Minnetonka, MN
Premiere Date:
June, 2004
Premiere Performer:
Minnetonka Christian Academy, Minnetonka, MN
Commission by:
Minnetonka Christian Academy, Northfield, MN
Text by:
Traditional
Comments:
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Composition Number:
78
Title:
The Spacious Firmament
Date:
2003
Duration:
5'
Medium:
SATB (or SSA), vln, electronics
Premiere Location:
Northfield, MN
Premiere Date:
June, 2003
Premiere Performer:
First UCC Church Choir, Northfield, MN
Commission by:
First UCC Church, Northfield, MN
Text by:
Joseph Addison
Comments:
Download "The Celestial Music of the Spheres"
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Composition Number:
77
Title:
O Factura Dei
Date:
2002
Duration:
5'
Medium:
SATB, amplified bass, dumbeck
Premiere Location:
St. Paul, MN
Premiere Date:
December, 2002
Premiere Performer:
University of St. Thomas Choirs
Commission by:
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Text by:
Hildegard von Bingen
Comments:
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Composition Number:
76
Title:
The Gathering
Date:
2002
Duration:
7'
Medium:
SATB or SSA, pno/hp, vln/hammered dulcimer
Premiere Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
October, 2002
Premiere Performer:
Wesley United Methodist Church Choir
Commission by:
Wesley United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, MN
Text by:
Jody Johnson
Comments:
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Composition Number:
75
Title:
Kyla Vuotti
Date:
2001
Duration:
6'
Medium:
SATBB
Premiere Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
February, 2002
Premiere Performer:
Dare To Breathe
Commission by:
St. Anthony Park Music Series
Text by:
Traditional
Comments:
Arrangement, in Finnish; published by earthsongs (Corvallis, OR); Listen to excerpt


Composition Number:
74
Title:
Earthbeat
Date:
2001
Duration:
6'
Medium:
chorus (SSA) and percussion
Premiere Location:
Grand Rapids, MI
Premiere Date:
May, 2003
Premiere Performer:
The Grand Rapids Women's Chorus
Commission by:
The Grand Rapids Women's Chorus
Text by:
Leslie Kohn
Comments:
~

Composition Number:
73
Title:
Ave Maria
Date:
2001
Duration:
3'
Medium:
tenor solo, chorus (SATB), piano, and cello (opt.)
Premiere Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
December, 2001
Premiere Performer:
Perpich Center for Arts Education
Commission by:
Perpich Center for Arts Education 
Text by:
traditional
Comments:
arrangement of the Gounod version

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Composition Number:
72
Title:
Dance Ablaze!
Date:
2001
Duration:
6'
Medium:
chorus (SSA) and percussion (opt.)
Premiere Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
upcoming
Premiere Performer:
All-State Girls' Chorus
Commission by:
Minnesota Music Educators' Association & American Choral Directors' Association (Minnesota Chapter)
Text by:
Jody Johnson
Comments:
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Composition Number:
71
Title:
Adventures of the Black Dot
Date:
2001
Duration:
35'
Medium:
A Choral Storybook ó chorus (SSAATTBB), boys' (or youth) choir (SSA), accordion, harp, cello, percussion, narrator
Premiere Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
May-01
Premiere Performer:
Minnesota Chorale; St. John's Boys' Choir; Barbara Nightingale, accordion; Bridget Stuckey, harp; Jay Johnson, percussion; Laura Sewell, cello; Carolyn Goelzer, narrator; Kathy Saltzman Romey, conductor
Commission by:
Minnesota Chorale
Text by:
Judy McGuire
Comments:
Funded by Meet the Composer, Inc.; props and video animation designed by Kari Margolis and Tony Brown may be used to enhance the performance


Composition Number:
70
Title:
Dancing in Circles
Date:
2000
Duration:
25'
Medium:
chorus (SSA), flute, marimba, viola
Premiere Location:
Golden Valley, MN
Premiere Date:
Mar-01
Premiere Performer:
Perpich Center for Arts Education (PCAE) Dance and Music Departments, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Mary Yang
Commission by:
Perpich Center for Arts Education (PCAE) and The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
Text by:
PCAE Senior Literary Arts Class; Maya Vang; Josie Halpern-Finnerty
Comments:
Funded by Meet the Composer, Inc.; more information
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Composition Number:
69
Title:
Cançoes de Embalar (Lullabies)
    1. Boyo-yo (Vandervelde)   2. Boyo Balu (Dale Warland)
    3. Variaçao (Carol Barnett)   4.  Dorma Ador (Aaron Kernis)
Date:
2000
Duration:
15'
Medium:
chorus (SATB)
Premiere Location:
St. Paul, MN
Premiere Date:
Dec-00
Premiere Performer:
Dale Warland Singers
Commission by:
Janika Vandervelde in honor of Larry Fuchsberg
Text by:
Janika Vandervelde (in Portuguese)
Comments:
Theme by Vandervelde, with 3 settings by Aaron Kernis, Carol Barnett, and Dale Warland
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Composition Number:
68
Title:
New Face
Date:
2000
Duration:
6'
Medium:
chorus (SSA)
Premiere Location:
San Jose, California
Premiere Date:
Jly-00
Premiere Performer:
Sound Circle, Anna Crusis, Vox Femina
Commission by:
consortium commission: Sound Circle, Anna Crusis, Vox Femina
Text by:
Alice Walker
Comments:
Premiered at GALA Festival 2000


Composition Number:
67
Title:
Cosmos: an All-Person's Guide to the Orchestral and Space Adventure
Date:
1999
Duration:
21'
medium:
orchestra & narrator
Premiere Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
Jan-01
Premiere Performer:
Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue, cond.
Commission by:
Minnesota Orchestral Association (Centennial Commission)
Text by:
Janika Vandervelde
Comments:
May be presented with video animation by Tom Schroeder

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Composition Number:
66
Title:
Tutti for Earth and Heaven
Date:
1999
Duration:
6'
medium:
chorus (SATB) & organ
Premiere Location:
Portland, OR
Premiere Date:
Premiere Performer:
Commission by:
First Presbyterian Church, Portland, OR
Text by:
Walt Whitman
Comments:
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Composition Number:
65
Title:
It's Alive Now
Date:
1999
Duration:
5'
medium:
chorus (SATB or SSA), violin, & 2 percussion
Premiere Location:
International Women's Day Conference, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Premiere Date:
Mar-99
Premiere Performer:
Young-Nam Kim, vln.; Heather Barringer & Jay Johnson, perc.; Minnesota Chorale; Kathy Salzman Romey, cond.
Commission by:
The Minnesota Chorale
Text by:
Marilyn Cuneo
Comments:
Funded by Meet the Composer, Inc.

Composition Number:
64
Title:
Pacific Transit
Date:
1998
Duration:
15'
medium:
orchestra & pipa
Premiere Location:
San Francisco, CA
Premiere Date:
May-00
Premiere Performer:
Women's Philharmonic, Apo Hsu, cond.; Gao Hong, pipa
Commission by:
The Women's Philharmonic, San Francisco, CA
Text by:
~
Comments:
Funded by the Bush Foundation, St. Paul, MN

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Composition Number:
63
Title:
I Am the One
Date:
1998
Duration:
6'
medium:
tenor & piano
Premiere Location:
Postville, IA
Premiere Date:
Jun-98
Premiere Performer:
Mark Brainard, ten.; Charles Scarborough, pf.
Commission by:
Mark Brainard
Text by:
Hildegard von Bingen (sung in English)
Comments:
~

Composition Number:
62
Title:
Beijing Cai Hong (Colorful Rainbow of Beijing)
Date:
1998
Duration:
12'
medium:
chorus (SATB), pipa, violin, soprano, & narrator
Premiere Location:
Women of Substance series/St. Paul, MN
Premiere Date:
Mar-98
Premiere Performer:
Gao Hong, pipa; Heather Johnson, vln.; Angela Malek, sop.; Mindy Ratner, nar.; Minnesota Chorale; Kathy Salzman Romey, cond.
Commission by:
Minnesota Chorale
Text by:
Jody Johnson & Geeta Mahajan (sung in English)
Comments:
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Composition Number:
61
Title:
Three Songs of the Spirit
1. Fire of the Spirit, You are Lustrous 
2. A Holy Place Pressing to Birth††† 
3. Eternity is at Our Hearts
Date:
1997
Duration:
8'
medium:
chorus (SATB), 2 percussion, bass clarinet, & piano
Premiere Location:
Unity Unitarian Church, St. Paul, MN
Premiere Date:
Mar-98
Premiere Performer:
Unity Unitarian Church Choir; Robert Peskin, cond.; Zeitgeist
Commission by:
Unity Unitarian Church, St. Paul, MN
Text by:
Hildegard von Bingen, Thomas Kelly, & Wallace Robbins
Comments:
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Composition Number:
60
Title:
Wataridori (Bird of Passage)
Date:
1997
Duration:
8'
medium:
chorus (SATB) & oboe solo
Premiere Location:
Eau Claire, WI
Premiere Date:
April 1998
Premiere Performer:
Ivar Lunde, Jr., ob., UW-Eau Claire Concert Choir; Gary Schwartzhoff, cond.
Commission by:
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Text by:
Issa, Kyodai, & Ryushi (sung in Japanese & English)
Comments:
Sung in English; Also published in Japanese
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Composition Number:
59
Title:
Cafes of Melbourne
Date:
1997
Duration:
12'
medium:
accordion & orchestra
Premiere Location:
Sacramento, CA
Premiere Date:
Mar-98
Premiere Performer:
Nick Ariondo, accordion; Rohnert Park Chamber Orchestra; Nan Washburn, cond.
Commission by:
Rohnert Park Chamber Orchestra, Camellia Orchestra, Columbus (Indiana) Philharmonic, Esprit Orchestra (Toronto), & Seattle Creative Orchestra
Text by:
~
Comments:
Reviews

Composition Number:
58
Title:
The Dreamweaver
Date:
1996
Duration:
23'
medium:
orchestra & narrator
Premiere Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
Dec-96
Premiere Performer:
Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue, and Akira Mori cond.
Commission by:
Minnesota Orchestral Association
Text by:
adapted by Janika Vandervelde from a Chinese folktale
Comments:
Performance may be accompanied with slides of artwork by Merilee Heyer

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Composition Number:
57
Title:
The Prayer of Manitonquat
Date:
1996
Duration:
12'
medium:
for soprano, violin, & guitar
Premiere Location:
Green Lake Festival of Music, WI
Premiere Date:
Jul-96
Premiere Performer:
Maria Jette, sop.; Joseph Hagedorn, gtr.; Leslie Shank, vln.
Commission by:
Green Lake Festival of Music
Text by:
Manitonquat (sung in English)
Comments:
~

Composition Number:
56
Title:
Villages of the Earth
(1. Let Us Seek Each Other††† 2. Await††† 3. Rouse Us )
Date:
1995
Duration:
12'
medium:
chorus (SATB) & 2 percussion
Premiere Location:
Cincinnati, OH
Premiere Date:
May-97
Premiere Performer:
Vocal Arts Ensemble; Earl Rivers, cond.
Commission by:
Dale Warland Singers, Oregon Repertory Singers, & Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble
Text by:
Meridel LeSueur
Comments:
published by earthsongs (Corvallis, OR); movements performable separately
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Composition Number:
55
Title:
A Time of Hands
Date:
1995
Duration:
30'
medium:
actor, dancer, & actor-pianist
Premiere Location:
Southern Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
Sep-95
Premiere Performer:
Carolyn Goelzer, EE Balcos, Anthony De Mare
Commission by:
Corn Palace Productions
Text by:
~
Comments:
a music-theater collaboration produced by Corn Palace Productions; directed by Janika Vandervelde

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Composition Number:
54
Title:
Ancient Echoes Across the Stara Planina
Date:
1994
Duration:
17'
medium:
orchestra & E. European women's chorus
Premiere Location:
Oakland, CA
Premiere Date:
May-94
Premiere Performer:
Kitka; Bon Brown, cond.; Women's Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta, cond.
Commission by:
The Women's Philharmonic, San Francisco, CA
Text by:
derived from Bulgarian folk songs (sung in Bulgarian) 
Comments:
co-created with Bon Brown
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Composition Number:
53
Title:
Klucevsek's Web
Date:
1994, rev. 1995
Duration:
10'
medium:
accordion
Premiere Location:
Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT
Premiere Date:
Feb-93
Premiere Performer:
Guy Klucevsek, accordion
Commission by:
Guy Klucevsek
Text by:
~
Comments:
funded by the Minnesota Composers Forum

Composition Number:
52
Title:
Seven Sevens
Date:
1993
Duration:
90'
medium:
opera in 7 sections for 7 singer-actors, guitar, double bass/bass guitar, keyboard, & drum set
Premiere Location:
Southern Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
Jun-93
Premiere Performer:
New Music-Theater Ensemble
Commission by:
New Music-Theater Ensemble; Ben Krywosz & Karen Miller, co-artistic directors
Text by:
Judy McGuire, librettist
Comments:
directed by Carolyn Goelzer

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Composition Number:
51
Title:
Positive Women: Susan
Date:
1992
Duration:
4'
medium:
SA & violin, SB & violin, or TB & viola
Premiere Location:
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
Dec-92
Premiere Performer:
Marsha Hunter, Brian Kent, Maria Jette
Commission by:
AIDS Quilt Songbook
Text by:
Susan Gladstone
Comments:
published by earthsongs (Corvallis, OR); recorded on 'Heartbeats' (Innova CD 500)

Composition Number:
50
Title:
O Viridissima Virga
Date:
1992
Duration:
4'
medium:
chorus (SATB) & 1 percussion (dumbeck, conga, & tabla); percussionist may also play the part on dumbeck alone or on amplified tablas & baya 
Premiere Location:
St. Paul, MN
Premiere Date:
Dec-92
Premiere Performer:
Dale Warland Singers; Dale Johnson, cond.
Commission by:
Dale Warland Singers
Text by:
Hildegard von Bingen (sung in Latin)
Comments:
published by earthsongs (Corvallis, OR); recorded by the Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester on† 'Minnesota Voices' (CAER-71998); Note: This recording is with tablas.
Listen to an excerpt with dumbeck
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Composition Number:
49
Title:
Polyhymnia
Date:
1992
Duration:
10'
medium:
chorus & orchestra
Premiere Location:
Mt. Pleasant, IA
Premiere Date:
Nov-92
Premiere Performer:
Southeast Iowa Symphony & Wesleyan College Choir
Commission by:
Wesleyan College
Text by:
Grant Hyde Code (sung in English)
Comments:
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Composition Number:
48
Title:
Genesis I
Date:
1991
Duration:
15'
medium:
oboe & digital tape
Premiere Location:
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, WI
Premiere Date:
Oct-91
Premiere Performer:
Ivar Lunde, Jr., ob.
Commission by:
~
Text by:
~
Comments:
a reworking of Genesis I† (Item 12)

Composition Number:
47
Title:
Clockwork Concerto
Date:
1991
Duration:
20'
medium:
viola solo & digital tape
Premiere Location:
Walker Art Center, MN
Premiere Date:
May-91
Premiere Performer:
Robert Levine, vla.
Commission by:
~
Text by:
~
Comments:
a reworking of Clockwork Concerto† (Item 27)

Composition Number:
46
Title:
The Greenfly
Date:
1991
Duration:
15'
medium:
2 vibraphones & digital tape
Premiere Location:
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
May-91
Premiere Performer:
Jay Johnson & Heather Barringer, vib.
Commission by:
~
Text by:
~
Comments:
a reworking of The Greenfly† (item 29)

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Composition Number:
45
Title:
Genesis VII
Date:
1991
Duration:
12'
medium:
soprano/alto saxophone & digital tape
Premiere Location:
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
Apr-91
Premiere Performer:
Marshall Taylor, sax.
Commission by:
~
Text by:
~
Comments:
a reworking of Genesis VII† (Item 41)

Composition Number:
44
Title:
Mythos
Date:
1991
Duration:
10'
medium:
orchestra
Premiere Location:
San Francisco, CA
Premiere Date:
Apr-91
Premiere Performer:
The Women's Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta, cond.
Commission by:
The Women's Philharmonic, San Francisco, CA
Text by:
~
Comments:
funded by the Composers Commissioning Program of the Minnesota Composers Forum

Composition Number:
43
Title:
Hildegard
Date:
1989
Duration:
60'
medium:
animated video-performance opera
Premiere Location:
Southern Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
Sep-89
Premiere Performer:
Agnus Smuda, Maria Jette, Jody Brieske; Zeitgeist
Commission by:
Harmonia Mundi & the Southern Theatre
Text by:
Susan McClary, librettist
Comments:
video animation by Melisande Charles; directed by Susan McClary

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Composition Number:
42
Title:
Item de Virginibus (O Most Noble Greenness)
Date:
1989
Duration:
10'
medium:
voice(s) [S or A], double woodwind quintet & piano; or digital tape
Premiere Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
Apr-89
Premiere Performer:
Agnes Smuda, sop., Harmonia Mundi; Michelle Edwards, cond.
Commission by:
Harmonia Mundi, St. Paul, MN
Text by:
Hildegard von Bingen (sung in Latin)
Comments:
Listen to Audio Clip

Composition Number:
41
Title:
Genesis VII
Date:
1989
Duration:
20'
medium:
2 percussion, keyboard, saxophone/clarinet
Premiere Location:
Southern Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
Sep-89
Premiere Performer:
Zeitgeist
Commission by:
Zeitgeist, St. Paul, MN
Text by:
~
Comments:
~

Composition Number:
40
Title:
Aeolian Palindrome Clockwork
Date:
1989
Duration:
5'
medium:
saxophone & tape
Premiere Location:
River Falls, WI
Premiere Date:
Feb-89
Premiere Performer:
River Falls New Music Ensemble
Commission by:
~
Text by:
~
Comments:
transcription of Aeolian Palindrome Clockwork†for viola (a movement†from Item 27) 

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Composition Number:
39
Title:
In Celebration
Date:
1988
Duration:
12'
medium:
soprano & piano
Premiere Location:
Green Lake, WI
Premiere Date:
Nov-88
Premiere Performer:
Naomi Karstad, sop.; Roderick Kettlewell, pf.
Commission by:
Lawrence Vandervelde
Text by:
adapted from 'In Celebration' by Evalyn Vandervelde
Comments:
in celebration of Nancy Vandervelde's 70th birthday

Composition Number:
38
Title:
Genesis VI
Date:
1988
Duration:
20'
medium:
string trio
Premiere Location:
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
May-88
Premiere Performer:
Ensemble Capriccio
Commission by:
Ensemble Capriccio, Minneapolis, MN
Text by:
~
Comments:
arranged for string orchestra

Composition Number:
37
Title:
Dabhar
Date:
1988
Duration:
4' 
medium:
3 celli or string trio
Premiere Location:
toured in Romania & Hungary
Premiere Date:
1988
Premiere Performer:
Dolce Trio, Eau Claire, WI
Commission by:
~
Text by:
~
Comments:
written for the Dolce Trio

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Composition Number:
36
Title:
God's Grandeur
Date:
1988
Duration:
5'
medium:
baritone & piano
Premiere Location:
Wesley United Methodist, Church, Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
1998
Premiere Performer:
Phaeon Nelson, bar.; Janika Vandervelde, pf.
Commission by:
~
Text by:
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Comments:
written for Phaeon Nelson

Composition Number:
35
Title:
Viriditas
Date:
1988
Duration:
3'
medium:
violin & synthesizer
Premiere Location:
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN
Premiere Date:
1988
Premiere Performer:
Carolyn Boulay, vln.; Janika Vandervelde, synth.
Commission by:
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Text by:
~
Comments:
choreographed by Mary Lee Hardenburg

Composition Number:
34
Title:
Crystal Light
Date:
1988
Duration:
20'
medium:
voice & tape
Premiere Location:
Ordway Music Theatre, St. Paul, MN
Premiere Date:
1988
Premiere Performer:
Naomi Karstad, sop.
Commission by:
Kay Tani
Text by:
~
Comments:
choreographed by Kay Tani

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Composition Number:
33
Title:
Sound Environments (I-V)
Date:
1988
Duration:
9'
medium:
tape
Premiere Location:
*Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN† 
Premiere Date:
1988
Premiere Performer:
~
Commission by:
~
Text by:
~
Comments:
*Sound Environments II

Composition Number:
32
Title:
Journey to the End of the Shaking Lands
Date:
1988
Duration:
15'
medium:
orchestra & 2 actors
Premiere Location:
Bemidji, MN
Premiere Date:
1988
Premiere Performer:
Bemidji Symphony; Brian Runnels, cond.
Commission by:
Bemidji Symphony
Text by:
Janika Vandervelde
Comments:
an historical piece based on the explorations of Beltrami 

Composition Number:
31
Title:
Genesis V
Date:
1987
Duration:
12'
medium:
guitar quartet
Premiere Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
1987
Premiere Performer:
Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
Commission by:
Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
Text by:
~
Comments:
recorded by the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
(Albany CD: Troy 207)

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Composition Number:
30
Title:
The Bacchae
Date:
1987
Duration:
~
medium:
incidental music for the play by†Euripides
Premiere Location:
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis MN† 
Premiere Date:
Jul-87
Premiere Performer:
The Bacchae chorus & Zeitgeist
Commission by:
Guthrie Theater, MInneapolis, MN
Text by:
~
Comments:
production directed by Liviu Ciulei; Janika Vandervelde, music director/composer

Composition Number:
29
Title:
The Greenfly
Date:
1987
Duration:
10'
medium:
vibraphone solo & percussion ensemble
Premiere Location:
Cedar Falls, IA
Premiere Date:
1987
Premiere Performer:
Ted Piltzicker & the UNI Percussion Ensemble
Commission by:
University of Northern Iowa
Text by:
~
Comments:
also available in a version for 2 vibraphones & tape (Item 46)

Composition Number:
28
Title:
Genesis IV
Date:
1987
Duration:
14'
medium:
clarinet, violin, & piano
Premiere Location:
Grand Forks, ND
Premiere Date:
1987
Premiere Performer:
Contemporary Chamber Players
Commission by:
University of North Dakota-Grand Forks
Text by:
~
Comments:
~

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Composition Number:
27
Title:
Clockwork Concerto
Date:
1987
Duration:
20'
medium:
viola & chamber orchestra
Premiere Location:
St. Paul, MN
Premiere Date:
1987
Premiere Performer:
Robert Levine, vla.; St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; Enrique Demiecke, cond.
Commission by:
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Text by:
~
Comments:
funded by the Composers Commissioning Program of the Minnesota Composers Forum View score and Listen

Composition Number:
26
Title:
The Mystic Trumpeter
Date:
1986
Duration:
10'
medium:
chorus (SATB), tenor, & 2 trumpets
Premiere Location:
Plymouth Music Series, St. Paul, MN
Premiere Date:
1986
Premiere Performer:
Dan Dressen, ten.; Rob Walser & David Baldwin, trps.; Plymouth Festival Chorus; Philip Brunelle, cond.
Commission by:
Plymouth Music Series, Minneapolis, MN
Text by:
Walt Whitman
Comments:
~

Composition Number:
25
Title:
Saxworks
Date:
1986
Duration:
10'
medium:
saxophone quartet
Premiere Location:
Wesley United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
1986
Premiere Performer:
Saxophone Quartet
Commission by:
~
Text by:
~
Comments:
a transcription of Voxworks† (Item 24)

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Composition Number:
24
Title:
Voxworks
Date:
1986
Duration:
10'
medium:
vocal quartet
Premiere Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
1986
Premiere Performer:
LISTEN, Janika Vandervelde, cond.
Commission by:
LISTEN, Minneapolis, MN
Text by:
~
Comments:
~

Composition Number:
23
Title:
Seven Sevens: (Cycle One: The Politicians)
Date:
1986
Duration:
10'
medium:
7 singers, 2 percussion, keyboard, & clarinet/saxophone
Premiere Location:
'Opera Tomorrow Festival,' St. Paul, MN 
Premiere Date:
1986
Premiere Performer:
Minnesota Opera; Zeitgeist; Janika Vandervelde, cond.
Commission by:
~
Text by:
Judy McGuire
Comments:
an early version of Seven Sevens (Item 52); funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board

Composition Number:
22
Title:
Clockwork Rhapsody
Date:
1985
Duration:
17'
medium:
piano
Premiere Location:
Schubert Club Young Artist Series, St. Paul, MN
Premiere Date:
1985
Premiere Performer:
Philippe Bianconi, pf.
Commission by:
The Schubert Club of St. Paul, MN
Text by:
~
Comments:
~

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Composition Number:
21
Title:
Skyborn
Date:
1985
Duration:
5'
medium:
soprano & piano
Premiere Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
1986
Premiere Performer:
Maria Jette, sop.; Janika Vandervelde, pf.
Commission by:
Bill Parker
Text by:
Bill Parker
Comments:
in memory of Bill Parker's mother

Composition Number:
20
Title:
Two Clockworks
Date:
1985
Duration:
10'
medium:
single or double woodwind quintet with optional piano & percussion
Premiere Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
1986
Premiere Performer:
misc. woodwind quintet; Janika Vandervelde, cond.
Commission by:
Margaret Lind
Text by:
~
Comments:
~

Composition Number:
19
Title:
Jack and the Beanstalk
Date:
1984
Duration:
10'
medium:
flute, oboe, horn, trombone, viola, double bass, percussion, harp, & narrator
Premiere Location:
Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
1984
Premiere Performer:
members of the Minnesota Orchestra; Janika Vandervelde, cond.
Commission by:
Women's Association of the Minnesota Orchestra
Text by:
adapted by Janika Vandervelde
Comments:
~

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Composition Number:
18
Title:
Genesis III
Date:
1984
Duration:
17'
medium:
viola, flute, & harp
Premiere Location:
'St. Paul Sunday Morning,' Minnesota Public Radio
Premiere Date:
1984
Premiere Performer:
Robert Levine, vla.; Julia Bogorad, fl.; Kathy Kienzle, hp.
Commission by:
Emily Levine
Text by:
~
Comments:
~

Composition Number:
17
Title:
Come, Ye Weary
Date:
1983
Duration:
3'
medium:
choir (SATB) & piano or handbells
Premiere Location:
Grand Forks, SD
Premiere Date:
1984
Premiere Performer:
Grand Forks Choral Society
Commission by:
Grand Forks Choral Society
Text by:
traditional
Comments:
~

Composition Number:
16
Title:
Hilariter
Date:
1983
Duration:
5'
medium:
choir (SATB) & piano with optional handbells
Premiere Location:
Sioux Falls, SD
Premiere Date:
1983
Premiere Performer:
Sioux Falls United Methodist Church Choir
Commission by:
Sioux Falls United Methodist Church
Text by:
traditional (sung in English)
Comments:
published by Boosey and Hawkes

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Composition Number:
15
Title:
Ch'i
Date:
1983
Duration:
4'
medium:
2 pianos
Premiere Location:
Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
1984
Premiere Performer:
students of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association
Commission by:
Minnesota Music Teachers Association
Text by:
~
Comments:
~

Composition Number:
14
Title:
Henry's Fate
Date:
1983
Duration:
25'
medium:
operatic song cycle for clarinet, cello, piano, percussion, & tenor
Premiere Location:
Music in the Park Series, St. Paul, MN
Premiere Date:
1984
Premiere Performer:
Vern Sutton, ten.; Joseph Longo, cl.; Mina Fisher, vlc.; David John Olsen, perc.; Thelma Hunter, pf.; Janika Vandervelde, cond.
Commission by:
The Schubert Club of St. Paul, MN
Text by:
John Berryman
Comments:
Ph.D. thesis, University of Minnesota

Composition Number:
13
Title:
Genesis II
Date:
1983
Duration:
16'
medium:
piano trio
Premiere Location:
Green Lake Festival of Music, Green Lake, WI
Premiere Date:
1983
Premiere Performer:
Mirecourt Trio
Commission by:
Green Lake Festival of Music
Text by:
~
Comments:
recorded by the Mirecourt Trio on 'A la Carte' (Minnesota Composers Forum LP, 1986), re-released on Cinnabar Records (2004)
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Composition Number:
12
Title:
Genesis I
Date:
1983
Duration:
15'
medium:
oboe & piano
Premiere Location:
Music in the Park Series, St. Paul, MN
Premiere Date:
1984
Premiere Performer:
Richard Killmer, ob.; Thelma Hunter, pf.
Commission by:
The Schubert Club of St. Paul, MN
Text by:
~
Comments:
also available in a version for oboe & digital tape (Item 48)

Composition Number:
11
Title:
Love Song to the Plains
Date:
1982
Duration:
10'
medium:
ballet
Premiere Location:
St. Paul, MN
Premiere Date:
1982
Premiere Performer:
Whispers of America Chamber Ensemble, Janika Vandervelde, cond.
Commission by:
Whispers of America Chamber Dance Ensemble, Margie Fargnoli, artistic director
Text by:
~
Comments:
for performable segments see Item 8

Composition Number:
10
Title:
Skyros
Date:
1982
Duration:
10'
medium:
flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion & baritone
Premiere Location:
St. Paul, MN
Premiere Date:
1982
Premiere Performer:
Whispers of America Chamber Ensemble, Janika Vandervelde, cond.
Commission by:
Whispers of America Chamber Dance Ensemble
Text by:
Thomas McGrath
Comments:
choreographed by Margie Fargnoli

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Composition Number:
9
Title:
Four Miniatures
Date:
1981
Duration:
15'
medium:
piano trio
Premiere Location:
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
1981
Premiere Performer:
members of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Commission by:
~
Text by:
~
Comments:
~

Composition Number:
8
Title:
Womanhood Shines the Seasons
Date:
1981
Duration:
10'
medium:
soprano & chamber orchestra
Premiere Location:
St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
1981
Premiere Performer:
Madelyn Staupe, sop.; Mississippi Valley Chamber Orchestra; Edward Schlueter, cond.
Commission by:
Lawrence Vandervelde
Text by:
Edward Schlueter
Comments:
for Nancy Vandervelde

Composition Number:
7
Title:
The Farthest Shore
Date:
1981
Duration:
20'
medium:
chamber orchestra
Premiere Location:
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Premiere Date:
1981
Premiere Performer:
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; William McGlaughlin, cond.
Commission by:
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Text by:
~
Comments:
based on the book of the same title by Ursula LeGuin

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Composition Number:
6
Title:
Metaphors
Date:
1980
Duration:
10'
medium:
orchestra & handbells
Premiere Location:
O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. Paul, MN
Premiere Date:
1980
Premiere Performer:
Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony, William Jones, cond.
Commission by:
~
Text by:
~
Comments:
Master's thesis, University of Minnesota

Composition Number:
5
Title:
Birthday Music for N.D.B.
Date:
1980
Duration:
5'
medium:
piano
Premiere Location:
Green Lake, WI
Premiere Date:
Nov-80
Premiere Performer:
Janika Vandervelde
Commission by:
~
Text by:
~
Comments:
for Nancy Vandervelde

Composition Number:
4
Title:
Little Boy Lost, Little Boy Found
Date:
1979
Duration:
3'
medium:
SSA or SAT
Premiere Location:
Landmark Center, St. Paul, MN
Premiere Date:
1979
Premiere Performer:
Minnesota Composers Forum
Commission by:
~
Text by:
William Blake
Comments:
~

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Composition Number:
3
Title:
Testaments
Date:
1979
Duration:
10'
medium:
chamber orchestra
Premiere Location:
MMEA Convention, St. Paul, MN 
Premiere Date:
1979
Premiere Performer:
Mississippi Valley Chamber Orchestra, Edward Schlueter, cond.
Commission by:
Mississippi Valley Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul, MN
Text by:
~
Comments:
first commission

Composition Number:
2
Title:
Three Psalms (3, 6, 89)
Date:
1978
Duration:
10'
medium:
chorus (SATB)
Premiere Location:
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Premiere Date:
1978
Premiere Performer:
members of the University Concert Choir; Janika Vandervelde, cond.
Commission by:
~
Text by:
traditional
Comments:
written for the composer's senior recital, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Composition Number:
1
Title:
Physis
Date:
1978
Duration:
12'
medium:
horn & piano
Premiere Location:
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Premiere Date:
1978
Premiere Performer:
John Greer, hn.; Janika Vandervelde, pf.
Commission by:
~
Text by:
~
Comments:
written during high school; performed on the composer's senior recital, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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