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Nancy Bloomer Deussen (1931-     )

Nancy Bloomer Deussen, composerAmerican composer Nancy Bloomer Deussen is well known as a composer, performer and arts impressario. She is a leader in the growing movement for more melodic, tonally oriented contemporary music and is co-founder and President Emeritus of the SF Bay Chapter of the National Association of Composers, USA. Her original works have been performed throughout the US and Canada and she has received numerous commissions both locally and nationally from such performers and ensembles as The Oakland Chamber Orchestra, The Walnut Street Chamber Ensemble (Philadelphia), The Baton Rouge Concert Band, The Augustana College Band, The Bresquan Trio, The Santa Clara Chorale, The Women's Caucus in the Arts, OPUS 90 Chamber Ensemble, Richard Nunemaker, clarinetist, the Gabrieli Brass, Soundmoves(Western Oregon University), the Mission Chamber Orchestra /American Composer's Forum, flautist Angela Koregelos/pianist Zoe Smith, Sempervirens environmental group, Jim and Pat Watt, Mu Phi Epsilon Centennial, Guitarist Thomas Amoriello, The Choral Project, The San Francisco Choral Artists and others.
-  Universal Sacred Music

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Deussen Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
Loveliest of Trees, soprano and piano (1953)
Missa de Angelis, soli, chorus and piano (1954)
Easter Hymn, soprano, chorus and organ (1954)
Kriste Eleison, tenor, soprano and piano (1954)
Reflections on the Hudson, orchestra (1955) [also arr. for concert band by Virginia Allen]
Harvest Suite, recorder ensemble (1955)
Little Fugue, recorder ensemble (1956)
Suite for Clarinet and Piano (1959)
The Serpent, soli, chorus and chamber orchestra (1964)
Impressions around G, recorder ensemble (1964)
Woodwind Quintet (1965)
Amber Waves, piano (1967)
Capriccio, flute and piano (1986)
Rustic Sketches, chamber orchestra (1987)
Carmel by-the-Sea, chamber orchestra (1987)
Fanfare and Andante for Winds, flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 bassoons and trumpet (1988)
Piano Prelude (1988)
Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano (1989)
San Andreas Suite, flute, violin, viola and cello (1989)
Cascades, a toccata for piano (1989)
Pacific City, piano quintet (piano, 2 violins, viola and cello) (1990)
City Festival Overture, band (1991)
Canticles of Our Land, soli, chorus and chamber orchestra (1991)
Two Pieces for Violin and Piano (1991)
The River, soprano and piano (1991)
The Voyage of Christopher Columbus, band (1992)
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (1992)
The Long Voyage, soprano and piano (or recorder ensemble) (1992)
Suite Breve, recorder ensemble (1993)
East Coast Triptych, a suite for piano (1993)
Peninsula Suite, solo string quartet and string orchestra (1994) [also for string orchestra]
Sing Nowell, female chorus, flute and piano (1994)
Flowers by the Sea, chorus and piano (1994)
Sacred Places of the Earth, female chorus and piano (1994)
One of Nature's Majesties, clarinet, bassoon and piano (1994)
The Baylands, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and piano (1994)
Concerto for Clarinet and Small Orchestra (1995)
Musings: Circa 1940, a recollection, youthful frolics, piano (1995)
Aurora, band (1996)
Woodwind Quintet No. 2 (1996)
Ascent to Victory, chamber orchestra (1997)
Canticles for Brass, double brass quintet (1997) [also arr. for brass sextet, 2005]
Parisian Caper, alto sax, clarinet and piano (1997)
Tribute to the Ancients, brass quintet (1998)
The Pegasus Suite, flute and piano (1998)
Daydreams, chorus (1999)
The World is a Butterfly's Wing, tenor, viola and piano (1999)
In These Delightful Pleasant Groves, chorus (2000)
A Silver Shining Strand, a suite for orchestra (2001)
Celebration Octet, strings and winds (2001)
Et in Terra Pax, chorus and piano (2002)
The Encounter, guitar (2002)
American Images, piano (2003)
TICO, orchestra (2004)
The Message, chorus, flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello and piano; or chorus and piano (2004)
An American Hymn, orchestra (2005)
A Field in Pennsylvania, orchestra (2006)
The Dawn of Freedom, band (2006) [dedicated to the US Army TRADOC Band]
Solstice Circle, flute, cello and harp/or piano (2006)
Music From the Heartland, assorted flutes, violin and cello (2007)
Trinity  Alps, orchestra (2007)
Central Coast Concerto, piano and  orchestra (2008)
American Hymn, band (2010)
Suite for Ingrid, piccolo and sax quartet (2011)


WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Deussen Links     ~ top of page ~
Orchestra
Reflections on the Hudson, orchestra (1955)
Rustic Sketches, chamber orchestra (1987)
Carmel by-the-Sea, chamber orchestra (1987)
Peninsula Suite, solo string quartet and string orchestra (1994) [also for string orchestra]
Ascent to Victory, chamber orchestra (1997)
A Silver Shining Strand, a suite for orchestra (2001)
TICO, orchestra (2004)
An American Hymn, orchestra (2005)
A Field in Pennsylvania, orchestra (2006)
Trinity  Alps, orchestra (2007)

Band
Reflections on the Hudson, orchestra (1955) [arr. for concert band by Virginia Allen]
City Festival Overture, band (1991)
The Voyage of Christopher Columbus, band (1992)
Aurora, band (1996)
The Dawn of Freedom, band (2006) [dedicated to the US Army TRADOC Band]
American Hymn, band (2010)

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra
Concerto for Clarinet and Small Orchestra (1995)
Central Coast Concerto, piano and  orchestra (2008)

Chorus w/Orchestra
The Serpent, soli, chorus and chamber orchestra (1964)
Canticles of Our Land, soli, chorus and chamber orchestra (1991)

Choral
Missa de Angelis, soli, chorus and piano (1954)
Easter Hymn, soprano, chorus and organ (1954)
Sing Nowell, female chorus, flute and piano (1994)
Flowers by the Sea, chorus and piano (1994)
Sacred Places of the Earth, female chorus and piano (1994)
Daydreams, chorus (1999)
In These Delightful Pleasant Groves, chorus (2000)
Et in Terra Pax, chorus and piano (2002)
The Message, chorus, flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello and piano; or chorus and piano (2004)

Chamber
Woodwind Quintet (1965)
Fanfare and Andante for Winds, flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 bassoons and trumpet (1988)
Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano (1989)
San Andreas Suite, flute, violin, viola and cello (1989)
Pacific City, piano quintet (piano, 2 violins, viola and cello) (1990)
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (1992)
One of Nature's Majesties, clarinet, bassoon and piano (1994)
The Baylands, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and piano (1994)
Woodwind Quintet No. 2 (1996)
Canticles for Brass, double brass quintet (1997) [also arr. for brass sextet, 2005]
Parisian Caper, alto sax, clarinet and piano (1997)
Tribute to the Ancients, brass quintet (1998)
Celebration Octet, strings and winds (2001)
Solstice Circle, flute, cello and harp/or piano (2006)
Music From the Heartland, assorted flutes, violin and cello (2007)
Suite for Ingrid, piccolo and sax quartet (2011)

Recorder Ensemble
Harvest Suite, recorder ensemble (1955)
Little Fugue, recorder ensemble (1956)
Impressions around G, recorder ensemble (1964)
The Long Voyage, soprano and recorder ensemble (1992)
Suite Breve, recorder ensemble (1993)

Solo Instrument
Suite for Clarinet and Piano (1959)
Capriccio, flute and piano (1986)
Two Pieces for Violin and Piano (1991)
The Pegasus Suite, flute and piano (1998)
The Encounter, guitar (2002)

Piano
Amber Waves, piano (1967)
Piano Prelude (1988)
Cascades, a toccata for piano (1989)
East Coast Triptych, a suite for piano (1993)
Musings: Circa 1940, a recollection, youthful frolics, piano (1995)
American Images, piano (2003)

Vocal
Loveliest of Trees, soprano and piano (1953)
Kriste Eleison, tenor, soprano and piano (1954)
The River, soprano and piano (1991)
The Long Voyage, soprano and piano (or recorder ensemble) (1992)
The World is a Butterfly's Wing, tenor, viola and piano (1999)


DEUSSEN  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
The Final Frontier with Nancy Bloomer Deussen (Mark Alburger, IAWM Journal)
Would You Describe Yourself as a Neo-Romantic? Why (not)? (Nancy Bloomer Deussen, NewMusicBox)

Composer's website
Bloomer Deussen Earth Tones

Deussen @ American Composers Forum
Deussen @ Classical.com
Deussen @ Classical Archives
Deussen @ Classical Composers Database
Deussen @ The Delian Society
Deussen @ Fountain Park Music
Deussen @ Kalvos and Damian
Deussen @ MusicWeb International
Deussen @ New Music Classics
Deussen @ OrchestraList
Deussen @ Universal Sacred Music
Deussen @ Robert Wendel Music
Deussen @ Windband.org

Streaming Audio
Deussen @ Classical Archives
Deussen @ DoveSong.com/The Positive Music Movement

Recordings
Deussen @ ArkivMusic
Deussen @ ClassicsOnline
Deussen @ Composer's website

Deussen @ YouTube
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