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Robert Bradshaw (1970-     )

Robert Bradshaw, composerAward-winning composer Robert J. Bradshaw strives to forge a unique connection between composer, musicians and audiences.  His compositions have been heard throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Middle East.  Mr. Bradshaw’s numerous commissions include works for the American String Teachers Association with NSOA, New England Musical Heritage Initiative / New England String Ensemble and the Pappoutsakis Flute Competition.  His music has been honored with first place awards by the Alabama Orchestra Association Composition Competition and the Manchester Music Festival Composition Competition which included a performance of “Articles Nor-east” at Lincoln Center, New York.  Many of Mr. Bradshaw’s compositions, commissions and residencies have been made possible through generous support provided by arts organizations.  These organizations include the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, MetLife Creative Connections program, American Music Center, American Composers Forum, Harvard Musical Association, Harpley Foundation, Argosy Foundation, The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation, Alabama State Council on the Arts, The Cape Ann Symphony Association, Inc., Youths’ Friends Association, The Goldhirsh Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Passionate about expressing himself through the abstract art of music, Robert has always loved composing.  Winner of many commissions and awards, he is convinced that classical music is alive and well in America.

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Bradshaw Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
Blackness of Night/A Dream, chorus (1989)
Impressions, string orchestra (1990)
My Life Closed, chorus (1991)
Familiar Landscapes, wind ensemble (1991)
Fantasy No. 1, "A Sunday Excursion", flugelhorn and piano (1992)
Watching the Sun Drift Down from Niles Beach, orchestra (1992)
Voyage, wind ensemble (1993)
Panther, wind ensemble (1993)
Solo No. 3, "Still Water and My Thoughts I", piano (1993)
A Vision in the Night, chorus, brass quintet, string quartet and orchestra (1994)
Symphonic Essay No. 1, "Three Died for Peace", narrator and orchestra (1995)
Gloucester Fanfare, brass quintet (1995)
Fantasy No. 3, "Softly Calling", soprano, flute and harp (1996)
Drifting, orchestra (1997)
For the Children, chorus and orchestra (1997)
Suite, string quartet (1997)
Whispers, piano (1997)
Kaleidoscope, wind ensemble (1998)
Fantasy, orchestra (1999)
The Greatest of These is Love, chorus and string orchestra (2000)
Instant Gratification, 6 trumpets (2001)
Adventure, orchestra (2001)
Faith, Diligence and Fortitude, orchestra (2001)
And Hannah Prayed, soprano and harp (2001)
Beauport Flourish, brass quintet (2001)
The Still Alarm, narrator and woodwind quartet (2002)
cheeoree bop, soprano and flute (2002)
Afternoon Fables, string trio (2002)
And Mary Said, chorus, percussion and brass quartet (2002)
Solo No. 4, "Still Water and My Thoughts II", (2002)
Hymn of Peace, orchestra (2002)
Suite No. 1, "Gloucester", orchestra (2002)
Solo No. 2, "Contemplation", piano (2003)
Sonata, trumpet, percussion and string orchestra/piano (2003)
Vignettes No. 3, "Out of the Quiet", trumpet and percussion (2003)
Concertino No. 1, "Ozymandias", trumpet and orchestra (2003)
Carillon, trumpet ensemble (2003)
He Lived for Others, string orchestra (2003)
Sonata No. 5, "Statements, Commanding", piano trio (2004)
If I Have Seen Further, wind ensemble (2004)
Tituba, women's voices, amplified string quartet and string orchestra (2004)
Symphony No. 1, "Articles Nor'east", string or chamber orchestra (2004)
Vignettes No. 1, "Right Then.  Same Time Tomorrow?", brass quintet (2004)
Solatium, Domine, chorus and chamber orchestra (2005)
Symphony No. 2, "Hummingbird", orchestra (2005)
Sonata No. 2, "In My Collection", flute and string orchestra/piano (2005)
Fantasy No. 2, "Painted with Thread", oboe, cello and piano (2005)
Sonata No. 3, "Arboretum", trombone and chamber orchestra (2005)
Symphony No. 3, "Fables", orchestra (2005)
Solo No. 1, "Transformations", tuba (2005)
Fantasy No. 4, "Warm Sun, Cool Breeze", flutelhorn and piano (2005)
Christmas Cantata, chorus and chamber orchestra (2005)
Cantate Domino, chorus and chamber orchestra (2006)
Sonata No. 4, "American", cello, percussion and string orchestra/piano (2006)
Symphony No. 4, "Sinfonia Sacra", orchestra (2006)
Concerto ("Courage of the Olympians: Messenger of Peace"), trumpet,  orchestra and/or piano (or wind ensemble) (2006)
Sonatina No. 1, "Op cit", clarinet, string orchestra/piano (2006)
Psallite unigenito, chorus and organ (2007)
Sonatina No. 2, "Ibid", flute, bassoon, string orchestra/piano (2007)
Suite No. 2, orchestra (2007)
Sonatina No. 3, "Op-ed", violin and string orchestra/piano (2007)
Sonatina No. 4, "Ibsenism", soprano saxophone and string orchestra/piano (2007)
Sonatina No. 5, "Opt Out", flute and string orchestra/piano (2007)
Solo No. 5, "Lissome", violin (2007)
Solo No. 6, "Oscillation", trumpet (2007)
Solo No. 7, "Elucidate", clarinet (2007)
Vignettes No. 2, "Notes for Buddy", trumpet and piano (2007)
Sonatina No. 6, "Icon", oboe and piano (2007)
Symphonic Poem No. 1, "As Our Voices Begin to Rise", orchestra (2008)
Sinfonietta No. 1, "The Parable of Opportunity Lost", chamber orchestra or chamber winds (2008)
Sinfonietta No. 2, "Byrn-Roberts Suite", chamber orchestra (2008)
Suite No. 3, "Katy and the Big Snow", orchestra (2008)
Sonatina No. 7, "Ad hoc", bassoon and string orchestra/piano (2008)
Terra Nullius, Oceanus, orchestra or wind ensemble (2008)
Sonatina No. 8, "Odic", 2 trumpets and string orchestra/piano (2008)
Gabriel, opera (2009)
Inauguration/High Flight, narrator and orchestra (2009)
Squall, brass quintet and wind ensemble (2009)


WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Bradshaw Links     ~ top of page ~
Dramatic/Theater
Gabriel, opera (2009)

Orchestra
Impressions, string orchestra (1990)
Watching the Sun Drift Down from Niles Beach, orchestra (1992)
Symphonic Essay No. 1, "Three Died for Peace", narrator and orchestra (1995)
Drifting, orchestra (1997)
Fantasy, orchestra (1999)
Adventure, orchestra (2001)
Faith, Diligence and Fortitude, orchestra (2001)
Hymn of Peace, orchestra (2002)
Suite No. 1, "Gloucester", orchestra (2002)
He Lived for Others, string orchestra (2003)
Symphony No. 1, "Articles Nor'east", string or chamber orchestra (2004)
Symphony No. 2, "Hummingbird", orchestra (2005)
Symphony No. 3, "Fables", orchestra (2005)
Symphony No. 4, "Sinfonia Sacra", orchestra (2006)
Suite No. 2, orchestra (2007)
Symphonic Poem No. 1, "As Our Voices Begin to Rise", orchestra (2008)
Sinfonietta No. 1, "The Parable of Opportunity Lost", chamber orchestra or chamber winds (2008)
Sinfonietta No. 2, "Byrn-Roberts Suite", chamber orchestra (2008)
Suite No. 3, "Katy and the Big Snow", orchestra (2008)
Terra Nullius, Oceanus, orchestra or wind ensemble (2008)
Inauguration/High Flight, narrator and orchestra (2009)

Band/Wind Ensemble
Familiar Landscapes, wind ensemble (1991)
Voyage, wind ensemble (1993)
Panther, wind ensemble (1993)
Kaleidoscope, wind ensemble (1998)
If I Have Seen Further, wind ensemble (2004)
Sinfonietta No. 1, "The Parable of Opportunity Lost", chamber orchestra or chamber winds (2008)
Terra Nullius, Oceanus, orchestra or wind ensemble (2008)
Squall, brass quintet and wind ensemble (2009)

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra
Sonata, trumpet, percussion and string orchestra/piano (2003)
Concertino No. 1, "Ozymandias", trumpet and orchestra (2003)
Sonata No. 2, "In My Collection", flute and string orchestra/piano (2005)
Sonata No. 3, "Arboretum", trombone and chamber orchestra (2005)
Sonata No. 4, "American", cello, percussion and string orchestra/piano (2006)
Concerto ("Courage of the Olympians: Messenger of Peace"), trumpet,  orchestra and/or piano (or wind ensemble) (2006)
Sonatina No. 1, "Op cit", clarinet and string orchestra/piano (2006)
Sonatina No. 2, "Ibid", flute, bassoon and string orchestra/piano (2007)
Sonatina No. 3, "Op-ed", violin and string orchestra/piano (2007)
Sonatina No. 4, "Ibsenism", soprano saxophone and string orchestra/piano (2007)
Sonatina No. 5, "Opt Out", flute and string orchestra/piano (2007)
Sonatina No. 7, "Ad hoc", bassoon and string orchestra/piano (2008)
Sonatina No. 8, "Odic", 2 trumpets and string orchestra/piano (2008)

Chorus w/Orchestra
A Vision in the Night, chorus, brass quintet, string quartet and orchestra (1994)
For the Children, chorus and orchestra (1997)
The Greatest of These is Love, chorus and string orchestra (2000)
And Mary Said, chorus, percussion and brass quartet (2002)
Tituba, women's voices, amplified string quartet and string orchestra (2004)
Solatium, Domine, chorus and chamber orchestra (2005)
Christmas Cantata, chorus and chamber orchestra (2005)
Cantate Domino, chorus and chamber orchestra (2006)

Choral

Blackness of Night/A Dream, chorus (1989)
My Life Closed, chorus (1991)
And Mary Said, chorus, percussion and brass quartet (2002)
Psallite unigenito, chorus and organ (2007)

Chamber
Gloucester Fanfare, brass quintet (1995)
Suite, string quartet (1997)
Instant Gratification, 6 trumpets (2001)
Beauport Flourish, brass quintet (2001)
The Still Alarm, narrator and woodwind quartet (2002)
Afternoon Fables, string trio (2002)
Sonata, trumpet, percussion and piano (or string orchestra) (2003)
Vignettes No. 3, "Out of the Quiet", trumpet and percussion (2003)
Carillon, trumpet ensemble (2003)
Sonata No. 5, "Statements, Commanding", piano trio (2004)
Vignettes No. 1, "Right Then.  Same Time Tomorrow?", brass quintet (2004)
Fantasy No. 2, "Painted with Thread", oboe, cello and piano (2005)
Sonata No. 4, "American", cello, percussion and piano (or string orchestra) (2006)
Sonatina No. 2, "Ibid", flute, bassoon and piano (or string orchestra) (2007)
Sinfonietta No. 1, "The Parable of Opportunity Lost", chamber orchestra or chamber winds (2008)
Sonatina No. 8, "Odic", 2 trumpets and piano (or string orchestra) (2008)

Solo Instrument
Fantasy No. 1, "A Sunday Excursion", flugelhorn and piano (1992)
Sonata No. 2, "In My Collection", flute and piano (or string orchestra) (2005)
Solo No. 1, "Transformations", tuba (2005)
Fantasy No. 4, "Warm Sun, Cool Breeze", flutelhorn and piano (2005)
Sonatina No. 1, "Op cit", clarinet and piano (or string orchestra) (2006)
Sonatina No. 3, "Op-ed", violin and piano (or string orchestra) (2007)
Sonatina No. 4, "Ibsenism", soprano saxophone and piano (or string orchestra) (2007)
Sonatina No. 5, "Opt Out", flute and piano (or string orchestra) (2007)
Solo No. 5, "Lissome", violin (2007)
Solo No. 6, "Oscillation", trumpet (2007)
Solo No. 7, "Elucidate", clarinet (2007)
Vignettes No. 2, "Notes for Buddy", trumpet and piano (2007)
Sonatina No. 6, "Icon", oboe and piano (2007)
Sonatina No. 7, "Ad hoc", bassoon and piano (or string orchestra) (2008)

Piano
Solo No. 3, "Still Water and My Thoughts I", piano (1993)
Whispers, piano (1997)
Solo No. 4, "Still Water and My Thoughts II", piano (2002)
Solo No. 2, "Contemplation", piano (2003)

Vocal
Fantasy No. 3, "Softly Calling", soprano, flute and harp (1996)
And Hannah Prayed, soprano and harp (2001)
cheeoree bop, soprano and flute (2002)


BRADSHAW  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
"Katy" Springs to Musical Life ... (Gail McCarthy, Gloucester Daily Times)
MTSU Bands Consortium Project - Robert J. Bradshaw (Virginia Allen)
A Musical Tribute to Buddy (Kristina Tedeschi, Amherst Bulletin)
New Trumpet Sonata to be Performed in All 50 US States and More (International Trumpet Guild)
Suite No. 3 “Katy and the Big Snow"
Symphony Honors Kids’ Favorite Snowplow (Annelise Eaton, Wicked Local Gloucester)

Composer's website

Bradshaw @ American Composers Forum
Bradshaw @ Boston Singers Resource
Bradshaw @ Classical Archives
Bradshaw @ The Daily Campus
Bradshaw @ Facebook
Bradshaw @ Meet the Composer
Bradshaw @ MusicWeb International
Bradshaw @ Northshore Youth Symphony Orchestra
Bradshaw @ Society of Composers
Bradshaw @ University of South Carolina

Streaming Audio
Bradshaw @ Composer's website
Bradshaw @ Music & Vision

Recordings
Bradshaw @ ArkivMusic
Bradshaw @ cdUniverse
Bradshaw @ ClassicsOnline
A Mild Fantasie @ Albany Records

Bradshaw @ YouTube
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