Photo of the Snowbird Mountains at dawn, Graham County, North Carolina (October 26, 2005)

Harold Schiffman's List of Works

 

Compositions listed: 106
 
 
 
Title (Date) & Movements
Remarks and Other Data
 
 
 
  Preludes for Piano, "Opus 10" (1944)
  Prelude No. 1 (E Minor): Allegretto
  Prelude No. 2 (B Major): Andante
  Prelude No. 3 (F Minor): Allegretto moderato
  Prelude No. 4 (C Minor): Largo appassionato
  Prelude No. 5 (D flat/C sharp Major): Allegretto
  Prelude No. 6 (A flat Major): Allegro ma non troppo
Duration:  9'

Dedicated to Miss Florence Hunt (Harold Schiffman's earliest piano teacher)

First performance of Preludes 1, 5, and 6: 18 May 1945; Studio of Miss Florence Hunt, Greensboro, North Carolina
The composer, piano
Special note: Juvenilia: not available from Andres Editions

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  Two Fantasias for Two Pianos, Four Hands (ca. 1944)
  B Minor
  D Major
Duration:  not available

First performance: 18 May 1945; Studio of Miss Florence Hunt, Greensboro, North Carolina
The composer and his mother, Mrs. Harold Schiffman Sr., piano duo
Special notes: Score is lost; Juvenilia: not available from Andres Editions

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  Sonata for Violin and Piano (1947)
I.Allegro
II.Lento
III.Allegro
Duration:  not available

Dedicated to Frances Sloan

First performance: Fall 1947 or Spring 1948; Hill Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Frances Sloan, violin; Jeanne Fornoff, piano
Special notes: Composed November 2 - 8, 1947; Juvenilia: not available from Andres Editions

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  Passacaglia in B Minor (1947)
(for violin)
Duration:  not available

First performance: 1947; The Music Building of Woman's College,* Greensboro, North Carolina
Elliot Magaziner, violin
Special notes: Score is lost; Juvenilia: not available from Andres Editions

*Now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro


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  Sonata for Organ (1948)
I.Andante con Moto
II.Presto
III.Lento
Duration:  not available

Dedicated to Gwen Howard

First performance: not available
Special notes: Composed August 10 - September 1, 1948; Juvenilia: not available from Andres Editions

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  Three Songs (1950)
(For Women´s Chorus:  A Cappella)
   under fog´s touchings, fingerings
   tumbling hair
   little man, in a hurry
Duration:  4'

Text by e. e. cummings

First performance:  April 14, 1952; San Francisco:  Composers´ Forum (Northern California Chapter of the International Society for Contemporary Music)
Berkeley Chamber Singers; Donald Aird, conductor

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  String Quartet No. 1 (1951)
I.Capriccioso
II.Molto sostenuto
III.Allegro
Duration:  22'

First performance of second movement:  1951; Los Angeles

First performance of first movement:  April 18, 1959; Tuscaloosa, Alabama:  Southeastern Composers´ League Forum
Atlanta Symphony Quartet

Recorded October 2-3, 2004:  Auer Quartet
The String Quartets
North/South Recordings N/S R 1039
(Released:  January 2005)

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  Sonata No. 1 for Piano (1951)
I.Largamente e molto sostenuto Sonata No. 1 for Piano
II.Allegro e capriccioso
III.Adagio
IV.Molto allegro, con brio
Duration:  18'

First performance:  March 4, 1961; Gainesville, Florida:  Florida Composers´ League
Leonard Mastrogiacomo, piano

Recorded January 9, 2009:  Max Lifchitz, piano
Harold Schiffman at 80!
North/South Recordings N/S R 1053
(Released:  January 2010)

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  Six Bagatelles for Piano (1954)
I.Molto adagio e sostenuto
II.Allegro molto
III.Allegretto grazioso
IV.Allegro assai
V.Poco lento, misterioso
IV.Tempo di valse
Duration:  5'

First performance:  1956; Princeton, New Jersey
Mathilde McKinney, piano

Recorded:  Max Lifchitz, piano
Contemporary Romantics
North/South Recordings N/S R 1001
(Released:  July 1992)

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  String Trio (1955)
   Introduzione:  Adagio, molto sostenuto
   Prima parte:  Poco allegro
   Intermezzo:  Quasi minuetto, lento
   Seconda parte:  Allegro giocoso
Duration:  13'

First performance:  1957; New York City:  Music in Our Time [Concert Series]

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  Ninnerella Variata (1956)
(For Chamber Orchestra) Ninnerella Variata
Duration:  6'

First performance:  1958; Tuscaloosa, Alabama:  Southeastern Composers´ League Forum

Recorded 2008:  The Győr Philharmonic Orchestra, Mátyás Antal, conductor
Harold Schiffman: Orchestral Works
North/South Recordings N/S R 1050
(Released:  December 2008)

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  Four Songs (1956-1958)
(For Soprano and Piano)
   All Day I Hear the Noise of Waters
   Winds of May
   Sleep Now
   I Hear an Army Charging
Duration:  7'

Text from James Joyce, Collected Poems by arrangement with Viking Press

First performance:  April 12, 1958; Tallahassee, Florida
Christine Bryan Buhrman, mezzo-soprano; William Alton, piano

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  Dirge for Brass Quartet (1957)
 
Duration:  6'

First performance:  1958; Tallahassee, Florida

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  Variations for Clarinet and Piano (1958)
Duration:  c. 10'

For Dixon Redditt

First performance:  1958; Tallahassee, Florida:  Florida State University, Longmire Lounge Coffee Concert [Series]
Dixon Redditt, clarinet; pianist's name not available

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  Capriccio (1959)
(For String Quartet) Capriccio
Duration:  7'

First performance:  November 10, 1959; Tallahassee, Florida

Recorded October 2-3, 2004:  Auer Quartet
The String Quartets
North/South Recordings N/S R 1039
(Released:  January 2005)

[Only the parts are in the composer´s manuscript – the original score is missing; the score was reconstructed from the parts in 1994 by the composer.]

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  The Crystal Cabinet (1959)
(For Baritone and Piano)
Duration:  3'

Text by William Blake

First performance:  August 5, 1959; Tallahassee, Florida
Adrian Ketcham, baritone; Daphne McCord, piano

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  Serenade (1959)
(For Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon)
I.Alla marcia
II.Arioso (Duetto)
III.Minuetto
IV.Fugue
Duration:  8'

First performance:  1959; Daytona Beach, Florida
Florida State University Faculty Ensemble:   Ronald Waln, flute; Harry Schmidt, clarinet; Frederick Mueller, bassoon

[Manuscript of score:  movements 1-3 in the hand of Manon Schiffman; movement 4 in the composer´s hand]

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  Ecce Puer (1960)
(For Low Voice and Piano)
Duration:  3'

Text from James Joyce, Collected Poems by arrangement with Viking Press

First performance:  January 10, 1961; Tallahassee, Florida
Richard Collins, baritone; Sophia Melvin, piano

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  Epithalmion (1960)
(For Voice and Organ)
Duration:  2'

Text from John Donne

Written for the wedding of Linda Upshaw and Bela Balcsik, August 27, 1960

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  Symphony (1961)
I.Allegro appassionato, molto marcato Symphony, 1st movement
II.Adagietto grazioso
III.Allegro molto, con brio
IV.Largamente—Allegro comodo con variazoni
Duration:  32'

First performance of third movement:  May 19, 1960; Tallahassee, Florida
Florida State University Symphony Orchestra; the composer, conductor

First performance of Symphony:  January 12, 1962; Tallahassee, Florida
Florida State University Symphony Orchestra; Robert Sedore, conductor

Published:  University Microfilms; Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1962

Recorded 1998:  Győr Philharmonic; Mátyás Antal, conductor
Symphony & Concerti
North/South Recordings N/S R 1021
(Released:  1999)

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  Musica Battuta (1961)
(For Percussion Ensemble)
I.Alla Marcia
II.Misurato
III.Tempo di valse
Duration:  5'

First performance:  1962; New Orleans, Louisiana
Florida State University Percussion Ensemble; Ramon Meyer, director

Published:  Associated Music Publishers, 1966

Recorded:  Makoto Aruga Percussion Ensemble
Digital Percussion
Seven Seas K28C-165 [LP]
King Record Co. Ltd., Japan
(Released:  1981)
For availability contact: kokusai@kingrecords.co.jp

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  Allegro con Spirito di San Niccolo (1961)
(For Wind Quintet)
Duration:  4'

First performance:  December 19, 1961; Tallahassee, Florida

Published:  Associated Music Publishers, 1970

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  Pentalogue for Violin and Piano (1963)
I.Prologue
II.Catalogue
III.Monologue
IV.Dialogue
V.Epilogue
Duration:  8'

First performance:  March 14, 1964; Miami Beach, Florida:  Florida Composers´ League Convention
Ellen Taaffe, violin; the composer, piano

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  Holiday Fanfares (1965)
(For Trumpet/Horn Choir or Trio)
   [Five movements]
Duration:  3'

First performance:  1965; Tallahassee, Florida:  Florida State University Madrigal Dinners

Published:  Robert King Music Co., 1969

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  Fantasy for Piano (1966)
 
Duration:  8'

First performance:  May 7, 1966; Greenville, North Carolina:  East Carolina University
The composer, piano

Recorded:  Jane Perry-Camp, piano
The Composers
Contemporary Record Society (CRS 8632) [LP]
(Released:  1986)

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  Variations for Two Pianos (1966)
   [Theme and fourteen continuous variations]
Duration:  9'

First performance:  April 5, 1967; Tallahassee, Florida
Norma and Leonard Mastrogiacomo, duo-pianos

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  Divertimento for Wind Quintet (1969)
I.Entrata
II.Burlesca
III.Pavana-Ciaccona
IV.Scherzino
V.Intermezzo
VI.Moto perpetuo
VII.Partita
Duration:  15'

First performance:  May 16, 1969; Tallahassee, Florida
Florida State University Faculty Quintet:  Albert Tipton, flute; Nancy Fowler, oboe; Harry Schmidt, clarinet; Janet Worth, bassoon; William C. Robinson, horn

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  Prelude and Variations for Chamber Orchestra (1970)
   Prelude
   Theme and Nine Continuous Variations
Duration:  13'

Commissioned by Richard Burgin

First performance:  October 30, 1970; Tallahassee, Florida
Florida State University Chamber Orchestra; Richard Burgin, conductor

Recorded 1999:  Hungarian Philharmonic; Mátyás Antal, conductor
Alma, Prelude & Variations, Chamber Concerto No. 2
North/South Recordings N/S R 1035
(Released:  March 2004)

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  With the Gifts of Gladness (1972)
(For Low Voice and Piano)
Duration:  2'

Text from P. B. Shelley

Written for Elena Nikolaidi

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  Concert Piece for Trombone and Piano (1973)
   Tranquillo ed espressivo—
   Vivo e rigoroso
Duration:  7'

Commissioned by International Trombone Association

Dedicated to William F. Cramer, trombone; Robert Glotzbach, piano

First performance:  June 1973; Nashville, Tennessee
Neill Humfeld, trombone; Daphne McCord Nicar; piano

Published:  Southern Music Company; San Antonio, 1976

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  Eight Love Songs (1974)
(For Soprano and Piano)
   Pierrot
   The Kiss
   Wild Asters
   The Look
   Twilight
   Love Me
   Love Song for Colin
   The Fountain
Duration:  10'

Text by Sara Teasdale

First performance:  February 7, 1975; Tallahassee, Florida
Barbara Ford, soprano; the composer, piano

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  Nine Pieces for Piano (1975)
  1.   Melody
  2.   Romance
  3.   Dance
  4.   Berceuse
  5.   Dithyramb
  6.   Cavatina
  7.   Chanty
  8.   Spectral Horsemen
  9.   Nostalgia
Duration:  12'

First performance:  January 13, 1976; Tallahassee, Florida
The composer, piano

Recorded:  Max Lifchitz, piano
Contemporary Romantics
North/South Recordings N/S R 1001
(Released:  July 1992)

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  Sonata for Flute and Piano (1975)
I.Con moto grazioso
II.Andantino quasi adagio
III.Allegro moderato
Duration:  15'

Commissioned by Albert Tipton

First performance:  October 6, 1976; Houston, Texas:  Rice University Shepherd School of Music
Albert Tipton, flute; Mary Norris, piano

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  Sonata for Bassoon and Piano (1976)
I.Poco adagio con moto flessibile
II.Allegretto capriccioso, con grazia
III.Liberamente, quasi una cadenza
IV.Vivace e preciso
Duration:  11'

First performance:  March 6, 1977; Tallahassee, Florida
Janet Worth, bassoon; Carolyn Bridger, piano

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  Sonata for Violin and Piano (1976)
I.Andante ondeggiante
II.Tempestuoso
III.Risoluto
Duration:  16'

First performance:  January 20, 1977; Tallahassee, Florida
Franciska Koscielny, violin; the composer, piano

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  Sonata Quasi una Fantasia for Solo Violoncello (1977)
  1.   Adagio, flessibile e molto sostenuto
  2.   Allegretto, un poco facetamente
  3.   Poco adagio e cantabile
  4.   Risoluto
Duration:  5'

Commissioned by Roger Drinkall

First performance:  April 2, 1978; Tallahassee, Florida
Roger Drinkall, violoncello

Recorded:  Roger Drinkall, violoncello
Concerto for Violoncello . . .
Orion Master Recordings, Inc. (ORS-81414) [LP]
(Released:  1981)
For availability contact: Harold Schiffman/Andres Editions.

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  Concertino for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra (1977)
I.Tranquillo, un poco liberamente Concertino for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra, 1st movement
II.Un poco misterioso
III.Alla Marcia Concertino for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra, 3rd movement
Duration:  15'

Commissioned by Carl Bjerregaard

First performance:  February 21, 1978; Tallahassee, Florida
Nancy Fowler, oboe; Florida State University Chamber Winds; Carl Bjerregaard, conductor

Recorded:  William Meredith, oboe; North/South Chamber Orchestra; Max Lifchitz, conductor
American Tapestry
North/South Recordings N/S R 1037
(Released:   August 2004)

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  Trio Variante for Violin, Violoncello, and Piano (1978)
   Tema:  Molto lento, freddamente
   Var. I.   Un poco piu andante
   Var. II.   Poco allegro
   Var. III.   A tempo (lo stesso)
   Var. IV.   A tempo (lo stesso)
   Var. V.   Sostenuto e misterioso
   Var. VI.   Con slancio
   Var. VII.   Adagio, con moto
   Var. VIII.   Tempestuoso
   Var. IX.   Andantino Cantabile
   Var. X.   Fughetta:  Allegro
   Var. XI.   Cantando e liberamente
   Finale:  Largo e maestoso
Duration:  13'

Commissioned by Bel Arte Trio

First performance:  May 16, 1978; Tallahassee, Florida
Bel Arte Trio:  Ruth Posselt, violin; Roger Drinkall, violoncello; Karyl Louwenaar, piano

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  Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (1979)
I.Andante moderato Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra, 1st movement
II.Allegro scherzando, un poco ironico Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra, 2nd movement
III.Molto lento
IV.Energico
Duration:  30'

Commissioned by Roger Drinkall

First performance:  October 20, 1979; Tallahassee, Florida
Roger Drinkall, violoncello; Florida State University Chamber Orchestra; Phillip Spurgeon, conductor

Recorded:  Roger Drinkall, violoncello; Florida State University Philharmonia; Phillip Spurgeon, conductor
Concerto for Violoncello . . .
Orion Master Recordings, Inc. (ORS-81414) [LP]
(Released:  1981)
For availability contact: Harold Schiffman/Andres Editions.

Recorded:  Ákos Takács, violoncello; The Győr Philharmonic Orchestra, Mátyás Antal, conductor
Harold Schiffman: Three Concerti
North/South Recordings N/S R 1047
(Released:  December 2007)

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  Ciaccona for Harpsichord (1979)
 
Duration:  8'

Commissioned by Karyl Louwenaar

First performance:  October 26, 1979; Tallahassee, Florida

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  Antiphony for Double Brass Choir (1979)
 
Duration:  4'40"

Commissioned for the dedication of the new music building [Housewright Music Building], Florida State University

First performance:  October 18, 1979
Florida State University Wind Ensemble; Carl Bjerregaard, conductor

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  Notturno for Harp (1980)
 
Duration:  5'

Commissioned by Elizabeth Graham

First performance:  August 27, 1983; Richmond, Virginia
Elizabeth Graham Blakeslee, harp

Published:  Harpa Hungarica; Bloomington, Indiana, 2007

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  Epigram (1980)
(For Soprano, Violin, Violoncello, and Piano)
Duration:  2'

Text by William Blake

First performance:  January 28, 1981; New York City:  Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center
Janice Harsanyi, soprano; Gerardo Ribeiro, violin; Roger Drinkall, violoncello; Jane Perry-Camp, piano

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  Fantasy-Suite for Solo Viola (1980)
I.Prelude Fantasy Suite, Prelude
II.Caprice Fantasy Suite, Caprice
III.Chaconne
IV.Interlude
V.Finale (Moto Perpetuo)
Duration:  11'

Commissioned by Ann Woodward

First performance:  August 1, 1982; Oxford, England:  International Music Festival
Ann Woodward, viola

Recorded January 8, 2009:  Ah Ling Neu, viola
Harold Schiffman at 80!
North/South Recordings N/S R 1053
(Released:  January 2010)

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  Fanfare (1981)
(For Orchestral Brass)
Duration:  2'30"

Commissioned by The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra; Nicholas Harsanyi, Music Director

First performance:  September 14, 1981; Tallahassee, Florida:  Opening of the Tallahassee/Leon County Civic Center
Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra; Nicholas Harsanyi, Music Director

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  Fantasy-Suite for Tuba and Percussion (1981)
  1.   Tranquillo
  2.   Allegro Giocoso
  3.   Andantino
  4.   Allegro misurato
  5.   Adagio
  6.   Poco animato e ben marcato
Duration:  11'

Commissioned by Paul Ebbers

First performance:  April 17, 1982; Tallahassee, Florida
Paul Ebbers, tuba; Rebecca Longino, percussion

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  String Quartet No. 2 (1981)
I.Poco adagio
II.Molto vivace e preciso
III.Lento, con calma
IV.Allegro gioviale
Duration:  18'

Commissioned by Concertino String Quartet

First performance:  February 24 and 27, 1982; New York City
Concertino String Quartet

Recorded October 2-3, 2004:  Auer Quartet
The String Quartets
North/South Recordings N/S R 1039
(Released:  January 2005)

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  Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1982)
   Andante Concerto for Piano, 1st movement
   Allegro—Andante teneramente
   Presto Scherzando
   Adagio—Allegro vivo
Duration:  22'

Commissioned by Jane Perry-Camp

First performance:  February 14, 1984; Tallahassee, Florida
Jane Perry-Camp, piano; Florida State University Chamber Orchestra; Phillip Spurgeon, conductor

Recorded 1999:  Jane Perry-Camp, piano; Hungarian Symphony Orchestra; Mátyás Antal, conductor
Symphony & Concerti
North/South Recordings N/S R 1021
(Released:  1999)

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  Concertino for Eleven Saxophones (1982)
I.Vivo
II.Lento e flessibile
III.Presto
Duration:  10'

Commissioned by Patrick Meighan

First performance:  April 9, 1983; Tallahassee, Florida
Eine Kleine Saxmusik

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  Fantasy-Suite for Alto Saxophone (1982)
I.Allegro con brio
II.Scherzando
III.Lento ed espressivo
IV.Preciso, con umore
Duration:  7'

Commissioned by Patrick Meighan

First performance:  July 9, 1982; Nürnberg, Germany:  Seventh World Saxophone Congress
Patrick Meighan, alto saxophone

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  Rhapsody for Guitar (1982)
   Un poco maestoso
   Molto allegro, con brio
Duration:  6'

Commissioned by Stephen Robinson

First performance:  November 17, 1982; Tallahassee, Florida
Stephen Robinson, guitar

Published:  Columbia Music Co.; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1991

Recorded:  Stephen Robinson, guitar
The American Record
Centaur Records, CRC 2204
(Released:  September 1994)

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  Four Songs from Peacock Pie (1983)
(For Soprano, Flute, and Piano)
 Prelude
I.Song of the Secret
II.The Bees´ Song
III.Dream-Song
IV.The Song of Soldiers
Duration:  10'

Text by Walter de la Mare

Commissioned by The Apple Trio

First performance:   February 21, 1983; New York City:   Merkin Concert Hall at the Abraham Goodman House
The Apple Trio:   Joyce Guyer, soprano; Sandra Church, flute; Nancy Revzen, piano

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  Variations on a Summer Day (1983)
(Chamber Cantata for Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Violin, Violoncello, and Piano)
I.Lento e flessibile
II.Poco piu mosso
III.Poco allegro
IV.Adagio
V.Molto allegro
VI.Lento
VII.Giocoso
VIII.Lento, ma liberamente
IX.Andante
X.Tempestoso
XI.L´stesso tempo
XII.Alla Marcia funebre
XIII.Lento grazioso
XIV.Allegro
XV.Adagio
XVI.Allegro giocoso
XVII.Con solenitá
XVIII.Lento
XIX.Un poco giocoso
XX.Lento
Duration:  25'

Text by Wallace Stevens

Commissioned by Janice Harsanyi

First performance:  April 19, 1983; Tallahassee, Florida
Janice Harsanyi, soprano; Ellen Williams, mezzo-soprano; Larry Gerber, tenor; Bradley Robinson, baritone; Cynthia Scully, violin; Arpad Muranyi, violoncello; Nancy Revzen, piano

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  Divertimento:  Amantium Irae, for Oboe and Violin (1983)
I.Andante grazioso
II.Allegro molto
III.Lento ed espressivo
IV.Allegro energico
Duration:  8'

Commissioned by the Clarke-Riordan Duo

First performance:  August 10, 1983; Brevard, North Carolina:  Brevard Music Festival; and August 16, 1983; Tallahassee, Florida:  International Double Reed Society Conference

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  Overture to a Comedy (1983)
(For Chamber Orchestra) Overture to a Comedy
Duration:  5'

Recorded 2008:  The Győr Philharmonic Orchestra, Mátyás Antal, conductor
Harold Schiffman: Orchestral Works
North/South Recordings N/S R 1050
(Released:  December 2008)

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  Anemone (1983)
(For Wind Ensemble)
Duration:  10'

Commissioned by James Croft

First performance:  February 19, 1984; Tallahassee, Florida; and February 25, 1984, Washington, D.C.:  John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Florida State University Wind Ensemble; James Croft, conductor

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  Capricci Concertati (1984)
(A Double Concerto for Trombone and Violin; with Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, and Percussion)
  1.   Allegro giocoso
  2.   Andantino grazioso
  3.   Precisissimo
Duration:  11'

Commissioned by John Drew

First performance:  May 27, 1985; Nashville, Tennessee:  International Trombone Workshop
John Drew, trombone; Karen Clarke, violin; with Charles DeLaney, flute; Nancy Fowler, oboe; Frank Kowalsky, clarinet; David Irwin, bass clarinet; William Winstead, bassoon; Gary Werdesheim, percussion

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  Praeludium: In Memoriam Roger Sessions (1985)
(For Piano)
Duration:  1'30"

Commissioned by Perspectives of New Music

First performance:  November 10, 1992; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jane Perry-Camp, piano

Published:  Perspectives of New Music Vol. 23, No. 2 (Spring-Summer, 1985)

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  Chamber Concertino for Piano and Double Wind Quintet (1985)
  1.   Andante innocente
  2.   Adagio e tranquillo
  3.   Allegro
Duration:  13'

Commissioned by Carl Bjerregaard for Jane Perry-Camp and The Florida State University Chamber Winds

First performance:  April 3, 1986; Tallahassee, Florida
Jane Perry-Camp, piano; Florida State University Chamber Winds; Carl Bjerregaard , conductor

Recorded live from first performance:  Jane Perry-Camp, piano; Florida State University Chamber Winds; Carl Bjerregaard , conductor
First Performances
Garnet Records 000 000 0101 [LP]
(Released:  1987)
For availability contact: Harold Schiffman/Andres Editions.

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  Chamber Concerto for English Horn (1986)
(For Solo English Horn; Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, and Bass)
  1.   Lento
  2.   Largo
  3.   Allegro comodo
Duration:  17'

Commissioned by Lois Schultz for Michael Schultz

First performance:  October 23, 1988; Berkeley, California:  Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, Chamber Music Sundaes Series
Julie Ann Giacobassi, English Horn solo; Robin Mckee, flute; David Neuman, clarinet; Mary Jean Neuman, violin; Nanci Severance, viola; Peter Shelton, violoncello; William Ritchen, bass (members of San Francisco Symphony)

First performance, orchestral version:  April 3, 1991; Wilmington, North Carolina
Michael Schultz, English Horn; North Carolina Symphony; Gerhardt Zimmermann, conductor

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  Trio Concertante for Clarinet, Violin, and Percussion (1987)
  1.   Misterioso e molto flessibile
  2.   Andante
  3.   Allegro preciso
Duration:  10'

Commissioned by ClariNetwork for Clar-Fest ´87

First performance:  June 18, 1987; Tallahassee, Florida

Frank Kowalsky, clarinet; Eliot Chapo, violin; John Shaw, percussion

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  Variations on “Branchwater,” for Guitar and Orchestra (1987)
   Tema:  Grazioso e flessibile Variations on "Branchwater," for Guitar and Orchestra: Theme
   Var. I.   Allegro
   Var. II.   Andante
   Var. III.   Allegretto Variations on "Branchwater," for Guitar and Orchestra: Variation 3
   Var. IV.   Andantino
   Var. V.   Tempo di valzer
   Var. VI.   Molto allegro
   Var. VII.   Tranquillo
   Finale:  Allegro
Duration:  13'

Commissioned by Stephen Robinson

First performance:  September 18, 1988; St. Joseph, Michigan
Stephen Robinson, guitar; Southwest Michigan Symphony; Robert Vodnoy, conductor

Recorded 2008:  Katalin Koltai, guitar; The Győr Philharmonic Orchestra, Mátyás Antal, conductor
Harold Schiffman: Orchestral Works
North/South Recordings N/S R 1050
(Released:  December 2008)

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  Capriccio Concertante for Alto Saxophone and Band (1987)
 
Duration:  11'

Commissioned by Constance Underwood for Dale Underwood

First performance:  January 22, 1988; Washington, D.C.:  Washington Navy Yard
Senior Chief Musician Dale Underwood, saxophone; United States Navy Band; Assistant Leader Lt. Ralph Gambone, conductor

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  Concerto for Oboe d´Amore and String Orchestra (1988)
I.Con energia
II.Lento
III.Allegretto grazioso Concerto for Oboe d´Amore, 3rd movement
Duration:  18'

Written for Julie Ann Giacobassi

First performance:  March 4, 1990; San Francisco, California:  Green Room, War Memorial Veterans Building
Julie Ann Giacobassi, oboe d´amore; ARTEA Chamber Orchestra; Dusan Bobb, conductor

Recorded 1999:  Julie Ann Giacobassi with Hungarian Symphony Orchestra; Mátyás Antal, conductor
Symphony & Concerti
North/South Recordings N/S R 1021
(Released:  1999)

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  Seven Bagatelles for Flute and Oboe (1989)
I.Caprice Seven Bagatelles: Caprice
II.Cavatina
III.Dialogue
IV.Soliloquy
V.Invention
VI.Monologue-Intermezzo
VII.Dance
Duration:  10'

Written for Sheryl Cohen and Rebecca Henderson

First performance:  October 10, 1989; Tallahassee, Florida
Dualities:  Sheryl Cohen, flute; Rebecca Henderson, oboe

Recorded January 8, 2009:  Lisa Hansen, flute; Gary Hamme, oboe
Harold Schiffman at 80!
North/South Recordings N/S R 1053
(Released:  January 2010)

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  Arethusa (1989)
(For Soprano, Violin, and Piano)
Duration:  10'

Text from P. B. Shelley

Commissioned by Janice Harsanyi

First performance:  January 22, 1990; Tallahassee, Florida:  Dohnányi Recital Hall, Florida State University
Janice Harsanyi, soprano; Eliot Chapo, violin; Carolyn Bridger, piano

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  Duo Concertante for Violin and English Horn (1990)
I.Andante grazioso
II.Presto
III.Largo
IV.Allegro tenace
Duration:  14'+

Commissioned by Mallarmé Chamber Players with funding from North Carolina Arts Council, Durham Arts Council projects pool, Greater Durham United Arts Fund and Grassroots Program of the North Carolina Arts Council

Dedicated to Rebekah Binford and Michael Schultz

First performance:  June 3, 1990; Raleigh, North Carolina:  North Carolina Museum of Art Mallarmé Chamber Players:  Rebekah Binford, violin; Michael Schultz, English horn

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  Double Concerto for Horn, Bassoon and String Orchestra (1992)
I.Con energia
II.Molto adagio
III.Allegro Double Concerto for Horn, Bassoon and String Orchestra, 3rd movement
Duration:  18'+

Commissioned by Victor Benedict for performance by Eileen Gress and Victor Benedict with The North Carolina Symphony

First performance:  November 6 and 7, 1992; Fayetteville and Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Eileen Gress, horn; Victor Benedict, bassoon;  North Carolina Symphony; Gerhardt Zimmermann, conductor

Recorded:  Tamás Zempléni, horn; Pál Bokor, bassoon; The Győr Philharmonic Orchestra, Mátyás Antal, conductor
Harold Schiffman: Three Concerti
North/South Recordings N/S R 1047
(Released:  December 2007)

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  Spectrum, My Ladye Jane´s Booke:  Eighteen Fugues and Postludes for Piano (1992)
 Fugue VI Spectrum, Fugue VI
 Postlude VI Spectrum, Postlude VI
Duration:  c. 60'+

Commissioned by Jane Perry-Camp

First performance of  Fugue and Postlude X and Fugue and Postlude VI:  November 10, 1992; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jane Perry-Camp, piano

First performance of Fugues and Postludes I, II, VII, and XIII:   March 11, 1994; Charleston, South Carolina:   College of Charleston, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual conferences
Jane Perry-Camp, piano

First full performance of Spectrum:   November 15, 1994; University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Jane Perry-Camp, piano

Recorded:  Jane Perry-Camp, piano
Spectrum
North/South Recordings N/S R 1009
(Released:  March 19, 1996)

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  Divertimento No. 2 for Violin and Oboe (1993)
I.Allegretto capriccioso
II.Molto adagio
III.Allegro vigoroso
Duration:  6'

Commissioned by Edward Arnett for Sylvia Arnett

First performance:  October 18, 1994; Durham, North Carolina:  The Forest at Duke
Sylvia Arnett, violin; Colin Gatwood, oboe

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  Duo Concertante for Violin and Clarinet (1993)
I.Andante grazioso Duo Concertante, Andante grazioso
II.Presto Duo Concertante, Presto
III.Largo
IV.Allegro tenace
Duration:  14'+

Transcription of Duo Concertante (1990) for Peter Temko, clarinet

First performance:  March 9, 2008; New York, New York:  The Gilder Lehrman Hall of The Morgan Library & Museum
Aaron Boyd, violin; Richard Goldsmith, clarinet

Recorded January 8, 2009:  Aaron Boyd, violin; Richard Goldsmith, clarinet
Harold Schiffman at 80!
North/South Recordings N/S R 1053
(Released:  January 2010)

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  Sestetto Concertato (1993)
(For Piano; with Oboe, Bassoon, Horn, Violin, Violoncello)
I.Allegro moderato, con energia
II. Andante grazioso
III.Allegro molto
Duration:  c. 12'

Commissioned by Max Lifchitz for North/South Consonance

First performance:  March 6, 1994; New York City:  Christ and St. Stephen´s Church
North/South Consonance Ensemble

Recorded:  Max Lifchitz and North/South Consonance Ensemble
Silhouettes
North/South Recordings N/S R 1013
(Released:  August 1997)

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  Sonata for Solo Violin (1993)
I.Fantasia
II.Scherzo
III.Intermezzo
IV.Moto Perpetuo
Duration:  c. 10'

Written for Rebekah Binford

First performance:  March 26, 1998; University of North Carolina at Charlotte:  Southeastern Composers´ League
Rebekah Binford, violin

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  Twenty-Five Duets for Two Oboes (1994)
 
Duration:  c. 25'

Written for Lois and Michael Schultz in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary

First performance (12 excerpts):  August 2, 1998; Robbinsville, North Carolina
Lois and Michael Schultz, duo-oboes

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  Snowbird Suite for Orchestra (1995)
I.“To the Chief Musician”
II.“Nantahala”
III.“Ancient Ole Tellico”
IV.“Slickrock”
Duration:  c. 13'

Transcriptions of music by Bill and Wilma Millsaps

First performance:  April 5, 2001; Tuscaloosa, Alabama:  University of Alabama
Huxford Symphony Orchestra; Carlton McCreery, conductor

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  Duo for Violin and Violoncello (1995)
I.Con energia e ben marcato
II.Largamente
III.Allegro molto
IV.Poco allegro, amabile, ma misurato
Duration:  c. 17'

Written for Fadial-Vanderborgh Duo

Dedicated to Emily Porter

First performance:  March 14, 1996; Nancy, France
The Fadial-Vanderborgh Duo:  John Fadial, violin; Beth Vanderborgh, violoncello

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  Tsiyahi Dikanogisdi, for Oboe d´Amore and Piano (1996)
(“Music from the Place of the Otter,” in the Cherokee language)
I.Andante, con ritmo grazioso
II.Lento, un poco misterioso
III.Andantino grazioso
Duration:  c. 8'

Written for Jennifer Paull

Recorded:  Jennifer Paull, oboe d´amore; Read Gainsford, piano
The Oboe d´Amore Collection Vol. II
Amoris Edition AR1003 (new number:
Amoris International, Solo Collection, Vol. 2:  AISCV II)
(Released:  July 1997)

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  Five Duets for Trumpet and Horn (1996)
I.Allegro moderato
II.Lento e drammatico
III.Allegro scherzando
IV.Moderato
V.Allegro molto
Duration:  c. 5'30"

Written for Howard Smither, trumpet, and Ann Woodward, horn

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  Divertimento for Oboe Quartet (1997)
(For Oboe, Oboe d´Amore, English Horn, and Bass Oboe)
I.Grazioso
II.Vivace
III.Poco adagio
IV.Allegretto
Duration:  c. 6'30"

Written for Jennifer Paull

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  Extravaganza (1998)
(For Three Pianos, Twelve Hands)
Duration:  c. 10'

Commissioned by The University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music for first performance at Focus on Piano Literature, 2000; designed as three separate 4-hands pieces that can be performed individually or simultaneously as a single work

First performance:  June 8-10, 2000; University of North Carolina at Greensboro:  Focus on Piano Literature, 2000  – performed both as three duets and then as a 12-hands, 3-piano work
The University of North Carolina Piano Faculty:  Arthur Tollefson & Paul Stewart, Piano I; George Kiorpes & Joseph di Piazza, Piano II; Andrew Willis & John Salmon, Piano III

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  Fanny´s Minuet (1999)
(For Violin and Piano, or Solo Piano)
Duration:  c. 45"

Written for Stephanie Rohmann for her birthday (April 12, 1999)

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  Sonata No. 2 for Piano (1999)
   Allegro moderato, con energia
   Molto tranquillo e misterioso
   Allegro vivace
Duration:  c. 13'

Written for Imre Rohmann for his birthday (June 25, 1999)

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  Sonata Concertante for Violoncello and Piano (1999)
   Andante maestoso
   Adagio
   Allegro tempestoso
Duration:  c. 13'

First performance:  April 11, 2000; University of North Carolina at Greensboro:  Southeastern Composers League
Erica Parker, violoncello; Christy Wisutheriwong, piano

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  Variation-Fantasy on Fanny´s Minuet, for Piano (1999)
 
Duration:  7'

Written for Tünde Kurucz for her birthday (July 31, 1999) but completed October 26, 1999

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  Kate´s Suite for Solo Violoncello (1999)
I.Prelude
II.Dance
III.Arietta
IV.Gorilla Dance
V.Intermezzo
VI.Jig
Duration:  6'30"

Written for Kathleen Manon Schiffman for her ninth birthday (December 10, 1999) but completed November 1, 1999

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  Chamber Concerto No. 2: In Memoriam Edward Kilenyi (2000)
(For Piano, Wind Quintet, and String Quartet)
   Largo ed elegiaco
   Allegretto
   Adagio e mesto
   Allegro
Duration:  c. 18'

For Jane Perry-Camp and The North/South Consonance Chamber Orchestra, Max Lifchitz, director

First performance:  February 18, 2001; New York City:  Christ and St. Stephen´s Church
Jane Perry-Camp, piano; North/South Consonance Chamber Orchestra; Max Lifchitz, conductor

Recorded:  Jane Perry-Camp, piano; Accord Wind Quintet, Akadémia String Quartet; Mátyás Antal, conductor
Alma, Prelude & Variations, Chamber Concerto No. 2
North/South Recordings N/S R 1035
(Released:  March 2004)

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  Two Country Dances for Lady Jane, for Piano (2001)
   Lady Jane´s Strathspey
   Lady Jane´s Breakdown
Duration:  5'

Commissioned by Jane Perry-Camp

First performance March 10, 2003; New York City:  Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Jane Perry-Camp, piano

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  Alma (2002)
(Cantata for Mezzo-soprano, Mixed Chorus, and Orchestra)
 1.At Kanati Fork
 (chorus) Alma: At Kanati Fork
2.Alma
 (mezzo-soprano and chorus)
3.Empty Glass
 (mezzo-soprano)
4.The Lord Speaks Out of the Whirlwind
 (chorus)
5.Lullaby
 (mezzo-soprano) Alma: Lullaby
6.Who Is She?
 (chorus)
7.Weep-Willow
 (mezzo-soprano)
8.Ivy, Sing Ivory
 (mezzo-soprano and chorus)
Duration:  32'

Texts (for six movements) from Wildwood Flower by Kathryn Stripling Byer, and (one movement each) from the Book of Job and Song of Solomon

Commissioned by Mátyás Antal

First performance:  April 15, 2005; Tallahassee, Florida
Nadine Cheek Whitney, mezzo-soprano; University Singers, Kevin Fenton, choirmaster; Florida State University Philharmonia; Alexander Jiménez, conductor

Recorded:  Mária Horváth, mezzo-soprano, Budafok Chamber Choir; Győr Philharmonic Orchestra; Mátyás Antal, conductor
Alma, Prelude & Variations, Chamber Concerto No. 2
North/South Recordings N/S R 1035
(Released:  March 2004)

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  Anaïtis´s Seduction Aria and Farewell (2002)
(For Soprano and Piano)
Duration:  6'30"

Text from Jurgen by James Branch Cabell

Written for Gayle Seaton

First performance:  March 10, 2003; New York City:  Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Gayle Seaton, soprano; Jane Perry-Camp, piano

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  Wake:  Twelve Preludes and an Epilogue, for Solo Violoncello with Reader (2003)
   1.Safe
2.Critique
3.Visiting Poet
4.Day after Thanksgiving
5.Gone
6.Taktokah
7.Wake
8.Tijuana
9.Self Portrait with Shades
10.Down
11.Duskfall
12.Wyrd
 Epilogue
Duration:  6'20" (without readings)

Incidental music for Kathryn Stripling Byer´s reading of her chapbook, Wake

First performance:  August 26, 2004; Cullowhee, North Carolina:  Western Carolina University
Kathryn Stripling Byer, reader; David Moore, violoncello

Recorded March, 2004:  Kathryn Stripling Byer, reader; David Moore, violoncello (duration with readings:  27 minutes)
Wake
Spring Street Editions; Sylva, North Carolina
(Released:  August 2004)
For availability contact: more@citylightsnc.com

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  Concertino for Flute and String Orchestra (2004)
   Allegretto grazioso Concertino for Flute and String Orchestra, 1st movement
   Largo
   Vivace
Duration:  13'

For Max Lifchitz and North/South Consonance´s twenty-fifth season (2004-2005), and for Lisa Hansen

First performance:  January 9, 2005; New York City:  Christ and St. Stephen´s Church
Lisa Hansen, flute; North/South Chamber Orchestra; Max Lifchitz, conductor

Recorded:  Lisa Hansen, flute; North/South Chamber Orchestra; Max Lifchitz, conductor Remembrances|Recuerdos: Music by Composers from Cuba and the US
North/South Recordings N/S R 1045
(Released:  October, 2007)

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  Suite from Wake, for Solo Violoncello (2004)
1.Agitato
2.Lento ed espressivo
3. Allegretto
4.Moderato
5.Largo
6.Andante
7.Largo
8.Allegretto
9.Adagio
10.Grave
11.Grazioso
12.Moderato
 Epilogue:  Adagio
Duration:  10'

Expanded from Wake (2003) at the  request of David Moore, violoncello

First performance:  April 10, 2005; Nyack, New York:  Manning School of Music Faculty Concert, Reformed Church of Nyack
David Moore, violoncello

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  Suite for Two Harps (2005)
  1. Moto Perpetuo
  2. Dialogue
  3. Scherzino
  4. Canonic Intermezzo
  5. Toccata
Duration:  8'

In memory of Henrik Rohmann

Written for Adél Bélyei and Mária Gogolyák:  Magyar Hárfaduó [Hungarian Harp Duo]

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  Suite for Two Pianos (2006)
  1.   Moto Perpetuo
  2.   Dialogue
  3.   Scherzino
  4.   Canonic Intermezzo
  5.   Toccata
Duration:  8'

In memory of Henrik Rohmann

Arranged for two pianos from Suite for Duo Harps (2005), for Imre Rohmann and Tünde Kurucz

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  Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2006)
  1.   Andante con moto Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, 1st movement
  2.   Adagio Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, 2nd movement
  3.   Maestoso e liberamente—Allegro
Duration:  18'

For Rebekah Binford

Recorded:  Rebekah Binford, violin; The Győr Philharmonic Orchestra, Mátyás Antal, conductor
Harold Schiffman: Three Concerti
North/South Recordings N/S R 1047
(Released:  December 2007)

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  Blood Mountain (2007)
(Song Cycle for Soprano and Piano)

 Prologue Blood Mountain: A Song Cycle: Prologue
1.Bone
2.Storm
3. Phacelia
4.Sisters Blood Mountain: A Song Cycle: Sisters
5.Gypsy
6.Ash
Duration:  16'

Text from Black Shawl
by Kathryn Stripling Byer

Written for Gayle Seaton

First performance:  March 9, 2008; New York, New York:  The Gilder Lehrman Hall of The Morgan Library & Museum
Gayle Seaton, soprano; Jane Perry-Camp, piano

Recorded January 9, 2009:  Gayle Seaton, soprano; Jane Perry-Camp, piano
Harold Schiffman at 80!
North/South Recordings N/S R 1053
(Released:  January 2010)

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  Symphony No. 2: Music for Győr (2008)
I.Maestoso molto; Andante Symphony No. 2, 1st movement
II.Largo
III.Allegro Symphony No. 2, 3rd movement
IV.Largo; Andante
Duration:  c. 21'

For the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra
(Győri Filharmonikus Zenekar)

Recorded 2008:  The Győr Philharmonic Orchestra, Mátyás Antal, conductor
Harold Schiffman: Orchestral Works
North/South Recordings N/S R 1050
(Released:  December 2008)

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  Blood Mountain Suite (2008)
(orchestra)

 Prologue
1.Bone
2.Storm
3. Phacelia
4.Sisters
5.Gypsy
6.Ash
Duration:  17'

Based on the song cycle Blood Mountain (2007)

Recorded 2008:  The Győr Philharmonic Orchestra, Mátyás Antal, conductor
Harold Schiffman: Orchestral Works
North/South Recordings N/S R 1050
(Released:  December 2008)

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  Blood Mountain (2008)
(Song Cycle for Soprano and Orchestra)

 Prologue
1.Bone
2.Storm
3. Phacelia
4.Sisters
5.Gypsy
6.Ash
Duration:  17'

Text from Black Shawl
by Kathryn Stripling Byer

Written for Gayle Seaton

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  Serenata Concertante (2009)
(Ten Instruments:  Wind Quintet and String Quintet)

  AndanteSerenata Concertante, 1st movement
  LargoSerenata Concertante, 2nd movement
  Omaggio 1: Allegro scherzosoSerenata Concertante, 3rd movement
  Omaggio 2: Andante e gioiosoSerenata Concertante, 4th movement
Duration:  c. 12'

Written for Max Lifchitz and North/South Consonance´s Thirtieth Season

First performance:  May 18, 2010; New York , New York: Christ and St. Stephen's Church
The North/South Chamber Orchestra; Max Lifchitz, conductor

Recorded 2010:  North/South Chamber Orchestra; Max Lifchitz, conductor Concertante:  Music for Chamber Orchestra by American Composers
North/South Recordings N/S R 1057
(Released:  April, 2012)

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  Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra (2009)
  Allegro molto
  Lento
  Vivace
Duration:  c. 12'

Dedicated to Ken Perlman
Banjo Tablature Edited by Ken Perlman

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  Six Little Etudes For Ladye Jane (2010)
(Piano)

1.Maestoso
2.Andante
3. Lento
4.Vivace
5.Moderato
6.Allegretto
Duration:  9'

Dedicated to Jane Perry-Camp

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  Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (2011)
   Largo e grazioso
   Allegro molto
   Adagio
   Allegro
Duration:  c. 15'

Dedicated to Ah Ling Neu

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  Variations on a West Virginia Fiddle Tune (2011)
(Two Pianos)
Duration:  12'

Dedicated to Alan Jabbour, and in Memory of Henry Reed

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  Octet (2011)
(Wind Quartet and String Quartet)
   Moderato e grazioso
   Lento e tranquillo
   Allegro
Duration:  12'

Dedicated to Leah Jones

First performance:  February 17, 2013; New York , New York: Christ and St. Stephen's Church
The North/South Chamber Orchestra; Max Lifchitz, conductor

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  Ballads and Lyrics (2012)
(for unaccompanied mixed voices)
I.We Could Wish Them a Longer Stay
II.A Rural Air
III.The Pilgrim and the Fir Tree
IV.This Foolish Love
V.Now That Spring Is Here
VI.The Cock It Crew In Herod's Hall
Duration:  9'

Text from Bow Down In Jericho by Byron Herbert Reece, used by permission of Cherokee Publishing Company, Kenneth Boyd, publisher

First performance:  October 5, 2012; Greensboro, North Carolina: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Chamber Singers; Welborn Young, director

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