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David Glaser (1952-     )

David Glaser, composerDavid Glaser remembers at a very early age asking his parents to play some of the records they owned, especially Mozart's Jupiter Symphony, Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, and Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps. Although he played French horn in his junior high school band and studied classical guitar in high school it wasn't until he heard Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire in college that he decided to pursue a career in music. He studied at Hunter College (BA), Queens College (MA) and Columbia University (DMA). His teachers included Mario Davidovsky, George Edwards, Martin Boykan, Jacques-Louis Monod and Jack Beeson. He has been the recipient of a CAP Grant and a Margaret Fairbank Jory Copying Assistance Grant from the American Music Center, the Dr. Boris and Eda Rapoport Prize in Composition from Columbia University and Fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Wellesley Composer's Conference. He received a 2007 Fromm Foundation commission to compose a work for the viol consort Parthenia. In 2005 he received the Academy Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters which described his work as "...subtly potent music of important potential." He is currently Vice-President of the United States section of the League of Composers/ISCM. His music has been commissioned by the New York New Music Ensemble, Parthenia, the Cygnus Ensemble, the Peconic Chamber Orchestra, Double Play Percussion Duo, the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble and Glaux, the new music ensemble of Temple University and sopranos Susan Narucki, Judith Kellock, Linda Larson and Elizabeth Farnum. He is Associate Professor of Music at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University where he has taught since 1996.

COMPOSITIONS                                                            David Glaser Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
Fantasia, viola (1979)
Tableaux, cello (1984)
Dialogues, clarinet and violoncello (1986)
The Speech of Dreams, chamber orchestra (1988)
Cantata – Psalm CIV, soprano, oboe d'amore bass cl, tpt, 2 perc, gtr, vln, va and db (1989)
String Quartet No. 1 (1994)
Stray Light, soprano, flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello and piano (1994)
Night Waves, percussion quartet (1995)
Closely by the Sky, soprano and cello (1996)
Of Twilight, soprano, violin, clarinet in A/bass clarinet, percussion and piano (1999/2006)
Convergence, flute, guitar, violin and cello (2000)
Journey, guitar (2001)
Gold-vermillion, alto sax, flute and piano (2002)
Chiaroscuro, alto sax, viola and piano (2003)
Moonset No. 1, soprano and clarinet (2003)
Le Carnet Rouge, 2 guitars (2004, rev. 2006)
Apparitions, chamber orchestra (2005)
String Quartet No. 2 (2005)
Moonset No. 2, soprano and piano (2006)
Catalyst, flute, clarinet, percussion and cello (2007)
Fantazy, tenor viola da gamba and bass viola da gamba (2007)
Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra (2008)
Kinesis, guitar and string quartet (2008)
Aurora, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2010)
Predelle, viol quartet (2010)
Catullus Dreams, soprano, bass clarinet, trumpet, percussion, harp, guitar, violin, viola and double bass (2011)
Polaris, clarinet, piano and string quartet (2012)


WORKS BY GENRE                                                            David Glaser Links     ~ top of page ~
Orchestra
The Speech of Dreams, chamber orchestra (1988)
Apparitions, chamber orchestra (2005)
Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra (2008)

Chamber
Dialogues, clarinet and violoncello (1986)
String Quartet No. 1 (1994)
Night Waves, percussion quartet (1995)
Convergence, flute, guitar, violin and cello (2000)
Gold-vermillion, alto sax, flute and piano (2002)
Chiaroscuro, alto sax, viola and piano (2003)
Le Carnet Rouge, 2 guitars (2004, rev. 2006)
String Quartet No. 2 (2005)
Catalyst, flute, clarinet, percussion and cello (2007)
Fantazy, tenor viola da gamba and bass viola da gamba (2007)
Kinesis, guitar and string quartet (2008)
Aurora, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2010)
Predelle, viol quartet (2010)
Polaris, clarinet, piano and string quartet (2012)

Solo Instrument
Fantasia, viola (1979)
Tableaux, cello (1984)
Journey, guitar (2001)

Vocal
Cantata – Psalm CIV, soprano, oboe d'amore bass cl, tpt, 2 perc, gtr, vln, va and db (1989)
Stray Light, soprano, flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello and piano (1994)
Closely by the Sky, soprano and cello (1996)
Of Twilight, soprano, violin, clarinet in A/bass clarinet, percussion and piano (1999/2006)
Moonset No. 1, soprano and clarinet (2003)
Moonset No. 2, soprano and piano (2006)
Catullus Dreams, soprano, bass clarinet, trumpet, percussion, harp, guitar, violin, viola and double bass (2011)


DAVID GLASER  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
A Conversation with Music Professor David Glaser (Yeshiva University)
Parthenia Performs New Works by American Composers  (HULIQ)

Composer's website    . . .   contact David Glaser:  here

David Glaser @ Wikipedia
David Glaser @ American Composers Forum
David Glaser @ American Music Center
David Glaser @ Association for the Promotion of New Music
David Glaser @ InstantEncore
David Glaser @ League of Composers/ISCM

Publisher
David Glaser @ Composer's website
David Glaser @ Association for the Promotion of New Music

Streaming Audio
[none at the moment]

Recordings
David Glaser @ Albany Records [new release due out in April 2012]

Video
[none at the moment]
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