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Caltabiano Orchestra and Large Ensembles Caltabiano Chamber Music Caltabiano Solo Works
Caltabiano Vocal and Choral Works Caltabiano works with Audio Samples
Caltabiano Chronological List of Works

orchestra and large ensemble works
Concertini  more  CD 1991 16'
  Small Orchestra
1(Picc.) 1 1 1 - 2 1 1 0; 1Perc. Pno. Str.
Commissioned and first performed by the San Francisco Symphony, Hugh Wolff conducting, San Francisco, April 1993.
Rental
     
Concerto  more 1983 18'
  for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
2(2Picc.) 2(2E.H.) 2(Eb 2B.Cl.) 2 - 4 2 2 1; Timp. 3Perc. Str.
First performed by the San Francisco Symphony, Paul Cohen, soloist, Leif Bjaland conducting, San Francisco, October 1986
Rental
     
Cyclic Symmetries  more 1992 13'
  String Orchestra
Commissioned by Harold Farberman for the Conductors Institute. First professional performance by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, David Stahl, conducting, Charleston November 1993.
446-41078
     
Northwest!  more 1988 10'
  Orchestra
2(2Picc.) 2(2E.H.) 2(B.Cl.) 2 - 4 2 2 1; Timp. 2Perc. Str.
Commissioned by the City of Marietta, Ohio. First performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Jesus Lopez-Cobos conducting, Cincinnati, January 1989.
Rental
     
Passacaglia  more 1982 8'
  Wind Ensemble
2 1 3(B.Cl.) 1 2A.Sax. T.Sax. Bar.Sax. - 4 3 3(Bar.) 1; Timp. 3Perc.
First professional performance by The Guggenheim Concert Band, Ainslee Cox conducting, New York, July 1982.
145-40031
     
Pegasus  more 2000 4' 15"
  Fanfare for Small Orchestra
2 2 2 2 - 2 2 0 0; Timp. Str.
First performed by Sinfonia Viva, Nicholas Kok conducting, Nottingham, U.K., November 2000
Rental
     
Pegasus  more 2001 4' 15"
  Fanfare for Large Orchestra
Picc. 1 2 2 E.H. 2. Cbsn. - 4 3 2 B.Tbn. 1; Timp. 2Perc. Str.
First performed by the West Hollywood Symphony, Nan Washburn conducting, West Hollywood, April 2001.
Rental
     
Poplars  more 1985 15'
  Orchestra
2(2Picc.) 3(E.H.) 2(B.Cl.) 3 - 4 3 2(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 3Perc. Str.
Commissioned by Exxon Corporation for the New York Youth Symphony. First performed by the New York Youth Symphony, David Alan Miller conducting, New York, May 1985
Rental
     
Preludes, Fanfares, and Toccatas  more 1995 17'
  Orchestra
2(Picc.) 2(E.H.) 3Cl.(EbCl. BbCl. B.Cl.) 2(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3 1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno. Str.
Commissioned and first performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton conducting, Dallas, November 1995.
Rental
     
Prolegomenon  more 1995 5'
  Fanfare for Orchestra
Orchestra
2(2, 3Picc.) 2(E.H.) 3Cl.(EbCl. BbCl. B.Cl.) 2(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3 1;
Timp. 3Perc. Str.

First performed by the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Teri Murai conducting, Baltimore 1995.
446-41118
     
Remembrance  more 1992 2' 15"
  Trumpet (or Oboe or English Horn), String Orchestra, and Vibraphone
From Concertini. First performed separately by the San Francisco Statue University Symphony, Cate Thomason-Redus, soloist, Ronald Caltabiano conducting, San Francisco 2001.
In preparation
     
chamber works
Clarinet Quartet  more 1998 12'
  BbCl./B.Cl. Vln. Vcl. Perc.(Vibr. Marim.) Alternate version: BbCl./B.Cl. Vln. Cb. Perc.(Vibr. Marim.)
Commissioned by Thamyris, Earplay, Society for New Music, and Southwest chamber Music. First performed by Thamyris, Atlanta, October 1998.
144-40401
     
Concertini  more  CD 1992 20'
  Version for 15 Instruments
1(Picc.) 1 1 1 - 2 1 1 0; Perc. Pno. Str.(2 1 1 1 0)
First performed by the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, David Stock conducting, January 1993.
Rental
     
Concerto for Six Players  more 1987 20'
  Fl./A.Fl. Cl./B.Cl. Pno. Perc.(Vibr. Marim. Crotales) Vn. Vc.
Commissioned and first performed by the Fires of London, Ronald Caltabiano conducting, London, U.K., January 1987.
Rental
     
Elements: II  more 1997 12'
  Violin and Cello
144-40304 (included with Elements: III)
     
Elements: III  more 1997 12'
  Piano Trio No. 2
Violin, Cello, and Piano
Commissioned and first performed by the Castalia Trio, New York, February 1997.
144-40304 (included with Elements: II)
     
Hexagons  more 1994 16'
  Woodwind Quintet and Piano
1 1 1 1 - 1 0 0 0; Pno.
Commissioned and first performed by Hexagon, Washington,
D.C. 1994.

144-40257
     
Lyric Duo  more 1979 11'
  Viola and Harp
First performed by Jonathan Waleson, viola and Catherine White, harp, New York, January 1980.
441-41018
     
On the Dissonant  more 1998 11'
  Woodwind Octet
2Ob. 2Cl. 2Bn. 2Hn.
Commissioned and first performed by Melbourne WindPower, Melbourne, Australia, June 1998.
144-40387
     
Piano Trio No. 1  more 1984 22'
  Duo for Violin, Cello, and Piano
Commissioned and first performed by the American chamber Trio, Washington, D.C., March 1985.
144-40152
     
Quilt Panels  more 1990 17'
  Cl. Hn. Pno. Vln. Vla. Vcl.
Commissioned and first performed by The chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New Orleans, October, 1990.
Rental
     
Remembrance  more 1992 2' 45"
  Solo Treble Instrument, Vibraphone and String Quintet or String Orchestra
From Concertini. First performed separately by the San Francisco Statue University Symphony, Cate Thomason-Redus, soloist, Ronald Caltabiano conducting, San Francisco 2001.
In preparation
     
Rotations  more  CD 1995 5'
  16 Horns
Commissioned by Richard Runnels and first performed by Richard Runnels et. al., Melbourne, Australia, July 1995
144-40264
     
String Quartet No. 1  more 1981 15'
  Commissioned by Peter Maxwell Davies. First performed by The Arditti Quartet, Dartington, U.K., July 1981.
144-40116
     
String Quartet No. 2  more 1987 21'
  Commissioned by chamber Music America. Fist performed by The Emerson Quartet, Aspen, July 1987.
144-40155
     
solo works
Character Sketch for Solo Violin   2002 4' 30"
  Commissioned by the Irving R. Klein String Competition
In preparation
     
Character Sketch for Solo Viola 2002 4'
  Commissioned by the Irving R. Klein String Competition
In preparation
     
Character Sketch for Solo Cello 2002 3' 30"
  Commissioned by the Irving R. Klein String Competition
In preparation
     
Character Sketch for Solo Double Bass 2004 3'
  Commissioned by the Irving R. Klein String Competition
In preparation
     
Character Sketch for Piano (About a Waltz) 2003 2' 30"
  Written for and recorded by Eric Moe
In preparation
     
Ellington Sonata  more 1984 13'
  Solo Double Bass
Commissioned and first performed by Bertram Turetzky, San Francisco, March 1986.
144-40072
     
Fanfares  more  CD 1994 7'
  Solo Harpsichord
Commissioned and first performed by Joyce Lindorff, Hong Kong, February 1994
140-40072
     
Lines from Poetry  more 1992 16'
  Solo Violin
Commissioned and first performed by Mitchell Stern, Hartford, 1992
144-40220
     
Prelude and Fugue  more 1981 9'
  Solo Organ
First performed by Donald DuLaney, New York, 1980.
443-41002
     
Short Story more 2000 7'
  Solo Marimba
First performed by She-e Wu, Paris, 2000.
144-40421
     
Sonata  more 1986/1998 12'
  Solo English Horn or Oboe
Commissioned by Thomas Stacy. First performed by Jacqueline Leclair, New York, December 1998.
144-40354
     
Sonata for Solo Cello  more  CD 1982 17'
  Solo Cello
Commissioned by the Tcherepnin Society. First performed by Joel Krosnick, New York, 1982.
144-40133
     
Sonata for Solo Trombone  more 1980 9'
  Solo Trombone
First performed by David Langlitz, New York, May 1980
144-40112
     
vocal and choral works
First Dream of Honeysuckle Petals Falling Alone  more 1978 6'
  Mezzo-Soprano (or Tenor) and Piano
Four Haiku songs set in English
First performed by Margaret Ahrens, mezzo-soprano and Paul Levi, piano, New York, March 1983.
141-40038
     
I Saw Eternity  more 1977 1' 40"
  SATB, a cap.
Text by Henry Vaughn
First performed by the Long Island Vocal Ensemble, Huntington,
May 1983.

342-40185
     
Infant Joy  more 1977 1' 20"
  SATB, a cap.
Text by William Blake
First performed by the Long Island Vocal Ensemble, Huntington,
May 1983.

342-40186
     
Marrying the Hangman  more 1999 45'
  chamber Opera for Mezzo-soprano and 7 Players
Mezzo-Soprano; 1(Picc. A.Fl.) 0 1(EbCl. B.Cl.) 0 - 0 0 0 0; Perc.
Pno. Vln. Vcl.

Text by Margaret Atwood
Commissioned and first performed by Psappha, Ruth Peel, mezzo soprano, Nicholas Kok, conducing, London, U.K. July 1999.
Rental
     
Medea  more 1980 17'
  Dramatic Cantata (No. 1) for Soprano and 12 Players
Sop; 1 1 1(B.Cl.) 1 - 1 1 0 1; Str.(1 0 1 1 1)
First performed by Gail Dobish, soprano, Ronald Caltabiano conducting, New York, January 1981.
Rental
     
Metaphor  more 1993 7'
  I. The Fly II. The Flea III. A Noiseless Patent Spider
SATB, a cap.
Text by Blake, Donne, and Whitman
Commissioned by the Ithaca College School of Music. First performed by the Ithaca College Choir, Ithaca, November 1993.
342-40169
     
Passages  more 1993 19'
  Song Cycle for Tenor and 12 Players
Ten; 1 1(E.H.) 1 1 - 1 0 0 0; Perc. Hp. Str.(2 1 1 1 0)
Text by Jim Barnes
Commissioned and first performed by Paul Sperry and Alea III, Boston, April 1993
Rental
     
A Red Shirt more 1999 19'
  Song Cycle for Soprano, Flute, and Harp
Text by Margaret Atwood
Commissioned and first performed by the Jubal Trio, May 2000, San Francisco.
Publication in preparation
     
Torched Liberty  more  CD 1986 32'
  Dramatic Cantata (No. 2) for Soprano and 7 Players
Sop.; Fl./Picc./A.Fl. A.Cl./EbCl./B.Cl. Tpt. 1Perc. Pno. Vln. Vcl.
Text by Gertrude Stein, Langston Hughes, and others
Commissioned by the New York State Council on the Arts. First performed by the Society for New Music, Neva Pilgrim, soprano, David Stock conducting, Syracuse, January 1986.
Rental
     
 
chronological list of works
I Saw Eternity for SATB Chorus, a cappella 1977 1' 40"
Infant Joy for SATB Chorus, a cappella 1977 1' 20"
First Dream... for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano 1978 6'
Lyric Duo for Viola and Harp 1979 11'
Medea Dramatic Cantata for Soprano and 12 Players 1980 17'
Sonata for Solo Trombone 1980 9'
Prelude and Fugue for Organ 1981 9'
String Quartet No. 1 1981 15'
Passacaglia for Wind Ensemble 1982 8'
Sonata for Solo Cello 1982 17'
Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra 1983 20'
Ellington Sonata for Solo Double Bass 1984 13'
Piano Trio No. 1 (Duo for Violin, Cello, and Piano) 1984 22'
Poplars for Orchestra 1985 15'
Torched Liberty Dramatic Cantata for Soprano and 7 Players 1986 32'
Concerto for Six Players for Instrumental Sextet 1987 20'
String Quartet No. 2 1987 21'
Northwest! for Orchestra 1988 10'
Quilt Panels for Instrumental Sextet 1990 17'
Concertini for Small Orchestra 1991 16'
Concertini version for 15 instruments 1992 17'
Cyclic Symmetries for String Orchestra 1992 13'
Lines from Poetry for Solo Violin 1992 17'
Metaphor for SATB Chorus, a cappella 1993 7'
Passages Song Cycle for Tenor and 12 Players 1993 19'
Fanfares for Solo Harpsichord 1994 7'
Hexagons for Woodwind Quintet and Piano 1994 16'
Preludes, Fanfares, and Toccatas for Orchestra 1995 17'
Rotations for 16 Horns 1995 5'
Prolegomenon for Orchestra 1995 5'
Elements: I for Solo Piano 1997 12'
Elements: II for Violin and Cello 1997 12'
Elements: III for Violin, Cello, and Piano 1997 12'
Clarinet Quartet for Instrumental Quartet 1998 12'
On the Dissonant for Wind Octet 1998 11'
Sonata for English Horn or Oboe 1998 12'
Marrying the Hangman Chamber Opera for Mezzo-Sop. & 7 Players 1999 17'
Pegasus for Small Orchestra 2000 5'
Short Story for Solo Marimba 2000 7' 15"

Pegasus for Large Orchestra

2001 5'
A Red Shirt for Soprano, Flute, and Harp 1999 19'
Character Sketch for Solo Violin 2002 4' 15"
Character Sketch for Solo Viola 2002 4'
Character Sketch for Solo Cello 2002 3'
Character Sketch for Solo Piano (About a Waltz) 2003 2' 30"
Character Sketch for Solo Flute 2005 2' 30"
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September 6, 2010