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Eric Ewazen (1954-    )

Eric Ewazen, composerEric Ewazen has demonstrated considerable versatility in his output, producing orchestral, piano, vocal, chamber, and various other works. He has favored brass and wind instruments in many of his compositions, however, and exhibits a unique style often tinged with the spirit of Copland, Creston, and other iconic American composers, and a melodic facility one critic compared to Prokofiev's. Ewazen has earned degrees the Eastman School of Music and the Julliard School, and his teachers were Milton Babbitt, Joseph Schwantner, Samuel Adler, and Gunther Schuller. After receiving a BMI Award for Dagon (1973), Ewazen continued with a string of composition prizes, including the Louis Lane Prize (1974) and Howard Hanson Prize (1976). He joined the faculty at Juilliard in 1980 and serves as professor of composition there. From the 1980s onward Ewazen extended his ties to education and to actively promoting serious music in general by accepting numerous invitations to appear at universities in the United States and abroad, including Curtis, Peabody, Boston Conservatory, the Santa Cruz Conservatory, and the Birmingham Conservatory in England. In addition, in 1992 he became a lecturer for the New York Philharmonic Musical Encounters program. Ewazen has garnered numerous prestigious commissions, including Legacy (2000), for the Bi-Centennial of West Point, and Flight (2001), for the U.S. Air Force Band in Langley, VA.
-  Robert Cummings/Rovi

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Ewazen Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
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WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Ewazen Links     ~ top of page ~
Orchestra
Island Chants and Dances, chamber orchestra (1982) [woodwind quintet, brass quintet and string quartet]
Chamber Symphony, chamber orchestra (1986)
Overture to the School for Strings, string orchestra (2000)
Sinfonia for String Orchestra (2001) [based on the "Quintet for Strings", 1994]
Old Settlers' Picnic, string orchestra (2006?)
    - Morning Parade
    - Afternoon Games
    - Evening Waltz
    - Nighttime Tales
Monument to Color and Light, orchestra (2011)

Band
Celtic Hymns and Dances, wind ensemble (1990)
Symphony in Brass, brass and percussion orchestra (1991) [also arr. for traditional brass band]
Legacy, wind ensemble (2000)
Flight, wind ensemble (2001)
A Hymn for the Lost and the Living, wind ensemble (2001)
Spring Serenade, wind ensemble (2001?)
Celebration of a Cherished Life, wind ensemble (2002)
Front Range Fanfare, brass and percussion orchestra [10 brass instruments and 2 percussionists] (2003)
Southern Landscapes, band (2004)
    - Smoky Mountain Celebration [also arr. for 2 pianos]
    - Songs of the Delta
    - Coastal Storm
    - A Gospel Festival
Celestial Dancers, wind ensemble (2007)
    - Faces (The Bayan)
    - Trees (Ta Prohm)
    - Artisans (Banteay Srei)
    - Angkor Wat
Grand Mesa, wind ensemble (2007)
Concerto for Oboe and Wind Ensemble (2010)
Symphonic Dances, band (2010)
Gopak, band (????)

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra or Wind Ensemble
Ballade for Clarinet, Harp and String Orchestra (1987)
Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra, flute, string orchestra, harp and percussion (1989)
Concerto for Trumpet and String Orchestra (1990) [?originally called "Quintet for Trumpet and Strings"]
Classical Concerto, saxophone and orchestra (1990?)
Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra (1992)
Shadowcatcher, concerto for brass quintet and orchestra (or wind ensemble; or piano) (1996)
Concertino for Bass Trombone and Trombone Choir (1996)
Concerto for Bass Trombone or Tuba and Orchestra (or Wind Ensemble) (1997)[based on "Sonata for Bass Trombone & Orch"]
Rhapsody for Bass Trombone and String Orchestra (1997) [also arr. for tenor trombone]
Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra (1997)
Down a River of Time, concerto for oboe and string orchestra (1999)
Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra (or Wind Ensemble) (1999)
Capriccio for Bass Trombone and Trombone Choir (1999)
Concerto for Tenor Trombone and Orchestra (or Wind Ensemble) (2001) [based on "Sonata for Trombone and Piano", 1993]
Concerto for Bassoon and Wind Ensemble (????; fp. 2002)
Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra (2002)
Concerto for Euphonium and Wind Ensemble (????; fp. 2003)
Cascadian Concerto, wind quintet and orchestra (2003)
Visions of Light, concerto for tenor trombone and wind ensemble (????; fp. 2003)
Concerto for Euphonium and Wind Ensemble (2003)
Danzante, concerto for trumpet and wind ensemble (2004)
Palmetto Suite, alto trombone and piano (2004) [arr. 2010 for alto trombone and orchestra]
Emerald Rhapsody, 3 trumpets (or trombones) and orchestra (or piano) (2005)
A Poem of Hope, cello and string orchestra (2007???)
Eternal Dance of Life, concerto for percussion quintet and wind ensemble (2008) [also arr. for perc. qnt and piano]
Fantasia for Alto Saxophone and Band (2008?)
Trois Peintures, piccolo trumpet and orchestra (or piano) (2008?; fp. 2009) [also arr. for soprano saxophone and piano]
Hold Fast Your Dreams (Concerto No. 2 for Oboe and Wind Ensemble) (2010)
Songs of the Banks of Ayr, concerto for percussion [and orchestra] (????)

Choral
The Bells, chorus, 2 pianos and 4 percussionists (1982) [also for chorus and piano]
No Use Sighin, chorus (1989)
Pray for Peace, chorus and piano (1994)
What Hannukah Means to Me, chorus and piano (1995)
Gather Gladness, chorus, baritone and organ, w/opt. brass ensemble (2002)

Chamber
    see also  -  Music for Brass
Dagon, 5 cellos (1973)
Trio for Bassoon, Horn and Piano (1983)
Piano Quartet, [piano, violin, viola and cello] (1985)
Quintet for Heckelphone and String Quartet (1989-90?) [also for English horn and (orch?); and tenor sax and string quartet]
Piano Trio (1991)
Trio for Trumpet, Violin and Piano (1992)
Ballade, Pastorale and Dance, flute, horn and piano (1992-93)
Mosaics, flute, bassoon and marimba (1993)
String Quintet (1994)
    - String Quartet (1997) [arr. from "String Quintet", 1994]
The Diamond World, violin, cello and piano, w/opt. drum set (1996)
Roaring Fork Quintet, woodwind quintet (????; pub. 1997)
Mandala, flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin and cello (1999)
Art of the City, clarinet, horn and string quartet (2000)
The Palace of Nine Perfections, 10 percussionists (2000)
Cascadian Concerto, woodwind quintet and piano (2003) [2009 arr. of  orchestral  version]
Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano (2004?; fp. 2005)
Rhapsody for Saxophone Quartet (2004)
Bridgehampton Suite, flute, violin, viola and cello (2006)
Cumberland Suite (Woodwind Quintet No. 2), flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon (2006)
Palisades Suite (A trio for our time), flute, clarinet and piano (2006-07)
        - also arr. as "A Duet for Our Time" for tenor trombone, bass trombone and trombone sextet
    - ... of beauty
    - ... of chaos
    - ... of anguish
    - ... of hope
Trio for Trumpet, Violoncello and Piano (2007)
Harmony in Blue and Gold, flute quartet [3 flutes in C and alto flute in G] (2008)
    - La Princesse du Pays de la Porcelaine (Princess from the Land of Porcelain)
    - Counterpoint of Color
    - The Artisans
    - The Fighting Peacocks
Symphony for Percussion, 10 percussionists (2008)
Trio for Trombone, Tuba and Piano (2008)
Wildflowers, piccolo (or flute), clarinet and piano (2008)
- Dense Blazing Star
- Missouri Primrose
- Mexican Hat
Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano (2009???)
Soliloquy and Rondo, percussion quintet (????) [2012? arr. of 3rd & 2nd mvts from "The Eternal Dance Of Life", 2008]

Music for Brass
    see also  -  Soloist(s) w/Orchestra or Wind Ensemble; and Chamber
Kronos, brass quintet and timpani (1979)
Dagon II, 9 tracks of bass trombone (1980) [can be performed with bass and tenor trombones]
New England Portraits (4), trumpet and piano (1983) [arr. of "Four Lyrics of Edna St. Vincent Millay", voice and piano]
Colchester Fantasy, brass quintet (1987)
Songs of Love and Loss, tenor or bass trombone and piano (arr. 2004? from 1987 work for low voice and piano)
Frost Fire, brass quintet (1990)
Quintet for Trumpet and Strings (1990) [retitled "Concerto for Trumpet and String Orchestra"]
Three Lyrics for Trumpet and Piano (1990) (2003 arr. of "Three Lyrics of Edna St. Vincent Millay", 1990 for voice and piano]
Fantasia for Seven Trumpets (1991)
Symphony in Brass, brass and percussion orchestra (1991) [also arr. for traditional brass band]
Sonata for Horn and Piano (1992)
Trio for Trumpet, Violin and Piano (1992)
Sonata for Trombone and Piano (1993)
Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (1995)
Pastorale, trumpet, trombone (or tenor and bass trombones) &  piano (1996) [2nd mvt "Ballade, Pastorale and Dance", 1993]
Grand Canyon Octet, 8 horns (or 8 trombones) (1996)
    - Grand Canyon Sinfonia, brass orchestra [10 instruments] [arr. of "Grand Canyon Octet for Horns" by Michael Allen]
Concertino for Bass Trombone and Trombone Choir (1996)
Shadowcatcher, concerto, brass quintet and piano (1996) [from orig. work for brass quintet & orch/wind ens]
A Western Fanfare, brass quintet (or brass orchestra) (1997) [also arr. for brass ensemble and percussion orchestra]
A Philharmonic Fanfare, trumpet, horn and trombone (1997)
Fantasia and Double Fugue for Trombone Choir, 8 trombones (1997)
Rhapsody for Bass Trombone and Piano (1997) [also arr. for tenor trombone; from orig. work for bass trombone & string  orch]
An Elizabethan Songbook, trumpet, trombone and piano (1998) [arr. from orig. work for mezzo-soprano, tenor and piano]
Capriccio for Bass Trombone and Trombone Choir (1999)
Ballade for a Ceremony, trumpet and piano (1999)
Myths and Legends, trombone quartet (2000)
Prelude and Fugue for Trumpet Choir, 6 trumpets (2000)
A Concert Fanfare, 6 trumpets (2000)
Posaunenstadt, 12 trombones (2000)
Double Concerto for Trumpet, Trombone and Piano (2001)
Grand Valley Fanfare, brass quintet (2001)
Legend of the Sleeping Bear, 8 horns (2001)
Prayer and Praise, trumpet and piano (2001)
Aftershock: A Response to 9/11, solo trumpet (2001)
High Desert Octet, 8 horns (2002)
Great Lakes Fanfare, trombone octet (????; fp. 2002)
Gather Gladness, chorus, baritone and organ, w/opt. brass ensemble (2002)
Sonoran Desert Harmonies, 6-part trumpet choir (2003)
Woodland Quartet, 4 horns (2003)
Front Range Fanfare, brass and percussion orchestra [10 brass instruments and 2 percussionists] (2003)
Sonoran Desert Harmonies, 8 trumpets (2003)
Sonatina for Two Trumpets (2004)
Danzante, concerto for trumpet and wind ensemble (2004)  [also arr. for trumpet and piano]
Palmetto Suite, alto trombone and piano (2004)
Songs of Love and Loss, tenor or bass trombone and piano (????; fp. 2004)
Eaglehawk, 3 trombones (2005)
Emerald Rhapsody, 3 trumpets (or trombones) and orchestra (or piano) (2005)
Gold Coast Harmony, 2 horns and piano (2005)
Basso Cantante, 12-part tuba/euphonium choir (2006???)
A Duet for Our Time, tenor trombone, bass trombone and trombone sextet (2006-07)[arr. of "Palisades Suite " for fl, cl & pf]
Encomium, trombone octet (pub. 2012?) [composed 2007???]
Bachauer Fanfare, brass quintet (2007)
Fanfarria Castellana, mixed brass (2007)
Saratov Suite, mixed brass (2007)
A Song From the Heart, trumpet and piano (2007)
Canto di Lutto, Danza della Vita, trombone quartet (2009) [in memoriam for victims of the Aquila, Italy earthquake]
Bridge of Dreams, horn octet (2010)
    - White Plum Blossoms and Moon
    - Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove
    - Standing Beauty
    - Lions at the Gate of Tendaisan
Eternal Spring, trumpet and piano (????; pub. 2011)
A Festival of Trumpets, 8-part trumpet choir (????; pub. 2011)
Elegy, 8-part trumpet choir (2011)
Scenes de Flandres, trombone quartet (2011)
    - Festival de Danse de Géants
    - Café des Orgues
    - Champs de Guerre, Champs de Paix
    - Victoire! (Paris-Roubaix)
Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Brahms, trumpet and piano (2011)

Percussion
Northern Lights, marimba (1989)
Symphony in Brass, brass and percussion orchestra (1991) [also arr. for traditional brass band]
Mosaics, flute, bassoon and marimba (1993)
The Diamond World, violin, cello and piano, w/opt. drum set (1996)
A Western Fanfare, brass and percussion orchestra (1997)
Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra (or Wind Ensemble) (1999)
The Palace of Nine Perfections, 10 percussionists (2000)
Front Range Fanfare, brass and percussion orchestra [10 brass instruments and 2 percussionists] (2003)
Eternal Dance of Life, concerto for percussion quintet and wind ensemble (2008) [also arr. for perc. qnt and piano]
Symphony for Percussion, 10 percussionists (2008)
Soliloquy and Rondo, percussion quintet (????) [2012? arr. of 3rd & 2nd mvts from "The Eternal Dance Of Life", 2008]
Songs of the Banks of Ayr, concerto for percussion [and orchestra] (????)

Instrument and Piano
Sonata for Violoncello and Piano (1973)
Rhapsody for Violin and Piano (1982)
New England Portraits (4), trumpet and piano (1983) [2006? arr. of "Four Lyrics of Edna St. Vincent Millay" for voice and piano]
Ballade for Clarinet and Piano (1987) [from orig. work for clarinet, harp and string orchestra; also arr. for trombone and piano]
Three Lyrics for Trumpet and Piano (1990) (2003 arr. of "Three Lyrics of Edna St. Vincent Millay" for voice and piano]
Sonata for Viola and Piano (1991) [also arr. for cello and piano]
Sonata for Double Bass and Harpsichord (1992)  -  ?same work as "Sonata for Double Bass and Piano"
Sonata for Horn and Piano (1992)
Sonata for Trombone and Piano (1993)
Ali'i Suite, flute and piano (1994)
Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (1995)
Rhapsody for Bass Trombone and Piano (1997) [also arr. for tenor trombone; from orig. work for bass trombone & string  orch]
Down a River of Time, oboe and piano (1999) [from orig. work for oboe and string orch]
Ballade for a Ceremony, trumpet and piano (1999)
Prayer and Praise, trumpet and piano (2001)
Danzante, trumpet concerto, trumpet and orchestra (2004) [also arr. for trumpet and piano]
Palmetto Suite, alto trombone and piano (2004) [arr. 2010 for alto trombone and orchestra]
Songs of Love and Loss, tenor or bass trombone and piano (????; fp. 2004)
Divinities at Dawn, violin (or flute) and piano (????; fp. 2006) [?arr. of mvt from "Celestial Dancers"]
A Song From the Heart, trumpet and piano (2007)
Winter Rondo, cello and piano (2007) [from "The Eternal Dance of Life"]
Sonata for Euphonium and Piano (2008?)
Rondo for Cello and Piano (arr. from 2008 work "Eternal Dance of Life", concerto for percussion quintet and wind ensemble]
Sonata No. 1 for Flute and Piano (2010)
Eternal Spring, trumpet and piano (????; pub. 2011)
Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Brahms, trumpet and piano (2011)
Midlands Melody, trombone and piano (????) [also arr. for cello and piano]

Solo Instrument
Northern Lights, marimba (1989)
Aftershock: A Response to 9/11, solo trumpet (2001)

Piano
A Suite from the Cloud Forest, piano (1992) [also arr. piano 4-hands]
Sonata for Two Pianos (1994)
Smoky Mountain Celebration, 2 pianos (2004) [from "Southern Landscapes" for band]
Three Inventions, piano (2009)
Rhapsody for Piano (????)

Vocal
Psalm 90, baritone, horn and piano (1977)
Four Lyrics of Edna St. Vincent Millay, high voice and piano (1983) [arr. for trumpet and piano as "New England Portraits"]
    - Northern April
    - The Bobolink
    - Mist in the Valley
    - The Buck in the Snow
Fogs and Fires, high voice, percussion and 2 pianos (1983) [text: Carl Sandburg]
    - At a window
    - Under the harvest moon
    - Aztec
    - Young sea
    - Poppies
Ballads of a Bohemian, high voice, flute, oboe and piano (1987)
    - [individual song titles???]
Songs of Love and Loss, low voice and piano (1987)
    - [individual song titles???]
A Dream of Long Ago, high voice, percussion, harp and string quintet (1988)
Two Look at Two, high voice, viola and piano (1988)
Three Lyrics of Edna St. Vincent Millay, high voice and piano (1990) [arr. 2003 as "Three Lyrics for Trumpet and Piano"]
    - God's World
    - Wraith
    - Afternoon on a Hill
Three Songs of Peter Rocjewicz, high voice and piano (1991)
    - Choosing Wisely
    - With each new sound there comes a light
    - Artisan
...to cast a shadow again, voice, trumpet and piano (1991)
Three Songs for Voice and Guitar (1992) [also arr. for voice and piano]
    - ???
    - The Tiger
    - ???
Scenarios from a Mixed Landscape, high voice, viola and harp (1993)
SeaSkye Songs (5 songs), high voice, oboe, percussion and piano trio (or high voice and piano) (1995)
    - Skye
    - Footsteps
    - Stones
    - Wings
    - Morning


EWAZEN  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
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Composer Eric Ewazen - A Conversation with Bruce Duffie (bruceduffie.com)

Composer's website   . . .   contact Eric Ewazen:  here

Ewazen @ Wikipedia
Ewazen @ Answers.com
Ewazen @ Atlantic Music Festival
Ewazen @ Classical Archives
Ewazen @ ClassicsToday (via Google Advanced Search)
Ewazen @ InstantEncore
Ewazen @ The Julliard School
Ewazen @ The Luncheon Project
Ewazen @ MusicWeb International
Ewazen @ Naxos
Ewazen @ New Music USA [formerly American Music Center]
Ewazen @ The New York Times
Ewazen @ Theodore Presser
Ewazen @ REC Music Foundation /The Lied and Art Song Texts Page
Ewazen @ Wind Repertory Project

Publisher
Ewazen @ Manduca Music
Ewazen @ Mostly Marimba
Ewazen @ Theodore Presser

Streaming Audio
Ewazen @ Composer's website
Ewazen @ Classical Archives
Ewazen @ last.fm
Ewazen @ MySpaceMusic
Ewazen @ Rhapsody.com
Ewazen @ SoundCloud

Recordings
Ewazen @ Composer's website
Ewazen @ Amazon.com
Ewazen @ ArkivMusic
Ewazen @ CD Universe
Ewazen @ ClassicsOnline
Ewazen @ Discogs
Ewazen @ itunes
Ewazen @ Naxos

Video
Ewazen @ YouTube
Ewazen @ Google Video
Ewazen @ Vimeo (via Google Advanced Search)
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