Category Archives: Composers

Unspoken Words

By Lewis Spratlan | For SATB Choir and Trombone|15′

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Charlottesville: Summer of 2017

By Lewis Spratlan | For Chamber Ensemble| ~20′

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New England Concordance

By Lewis Spratlan | For TTBB Choir and Piano| 9′

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Chamber Symphony

By Lewis Spratlan | For Chamber Orchestra| 30′

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Impromptu for Solo Viola

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Solo Viola | 7′ “…extended contrapuntal play…” for the viola

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Midi

By Lewis Spratlan | An Opera in One Act | 49′ Continue reading

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Arpeggione for Cello and String Orchestra

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Solo Cello and string orchestra| 26′ Continue reading

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Missa in Fine Orbis Terrae

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Choir and Organ | 11′

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Calgary Herald: Evelyn Glennie and Land’s End Ensemble provide spectacular evening

“Woolf seems to have carefully considered the relationship of physicality to the performers’ bodies, for example their height, physical performance characteristics and their physical relationship with the instrument. Set in shards of imitative Bach cello suite fragments, and buttressed with … Continue reading

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Joy Song

By Lewis Spratlan | For solo clarinet | 10′

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Of War

By Lewis Spratlan | For Mixed SATB Chorus, and Orchestra| 30′

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Dreamworlds

By Lewis Spratlan | For Piano, four hands | 15′

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Bangladesh

By Lewis Spratlan | For Piano| 14′

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Entanglement

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Cello and Percussion | 10′

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Act Without Words

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Clarinet in B flat| 15′

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Tippet Fugue

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Cello Piccolo and Harpsichord| 3′

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BETTER GODS

Better Gods, an opera by composer Luna Pearl Woolf and librettist Caitlin Vincent, commissioned by the Washington National Opera, Francesca Zambello, Artistic Director,

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BroadwayWorld Review: BETTER GODS Soars at the Kennedy Center

January 11, 2016 “Ms. Woolf’s gorgeous score is underlined by the use of traditional Hawaiian chants and her score utilized authentic instruments like the nose flute, Kala’au (percussive sticks), and Ili’ili (castanets), that are native to the island.”

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DC Metro Theater Arts: Review: ‘Better Gods’ at The Washington National Opera

January 9, 2016 “Woolf’s new and original composition uses Hawaiian instruments to add an audible authenticity to the story. Throughout the opera the nose flute, Kalaʻau (warrior sticks made from strawberry guava trees), and ʻIliʻili (stone castanets) amplify the sadness … Continue reading

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Strings Magazine: Matt Haimovitz Returns to the Solo Suites and Intimate Venues

Given his commitment to connecting with his audience, Haimovitz chose a unique way to share this passion with his listeners. He has commissioned preludes to the Six Solo Suites, created by contemporary composers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. “It’s a way to bring these suites into the 21st century,” he says, “to have living, breathing composers grapple with the materials, Bach’s musical building blocks, and find their own take on it.”

The six composers bringing contemporary vitality to Bach are Philip Glass, Luna Pearl Woolf, Du Yun, Vijay Iyer, Roberto Sierra, and Mohammed Fairouz. Haimovitz has encouraged them to draw on folk melodies, just as Bach did in his day. As we spoke, the pieces were still being written, and Haimovitz’s excitement and anticipation is contagious. Continue reading

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