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Gregory Hall (1959-    )

Gregory Hall, composerGregory Hall became a composer at the age of fifteen, after about five years of musical training as a pianist. After swimming around in something like romanticism, he became interested in neoclassicism during his stay at UC Santa Barbara, where he received a B.A. in music. Two years later, it was neoclassicism and atonality at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, where he studied with Ned Rorem. After moving up to Bangor, Maine, he has gravitated towards compositions which incorporate elements of all these "styles," seen through an increasingly minimalist lens. Another significant "stylistic trait" seems to be an obsession with the interval of the third. He has recieved commissions from the MTNA, etc., and has had works played at numerous festivals, such as American Composer's Alliance, SCI, SEAMUS, and the Bowdoin College Gamper Festival, among other.
 
COMPOSITIONS                                                            Hall Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
21st Century Baroque, a musical algorithm created in the MAX programming language (????)
Interlude I, orchestra (????)
: for Piano (????)
Duo for Clarinet and Bassoon (1986)
Foreboding, high voice and piano (1993)
Toccata for Piano (1993)
Fugue for Piano (1994)
Mass Cap--Pie, chorus and organ (1994)
Interlude II, chamber ensemble (1997) [second movement from "Water" song cycle]
Arkadia, orchestra (2001)
For Graham Fitkin, piano (2001?)
Polyline, clarinet (2001)
Suite for String Quartet (2003)
    - Loure, viol consort [from “Suite for String Quartet”]
        - Consort A Quatre [from “Loure”]
center - suite for piano (2004)
Tombeau de Honegger, piano (2004)
Pavane-Galliarde, harp (2005)
After Ryokan, tenor and viola (2005)
Halling, cello and viola, or 2 cellos (2005)
Notebook of Exquisites, piano (2005)
Niagara, chorus and orchestra (2005)
    - Falls [from “Niagra”]
Wind Quartet (Double Fugue in One Movement) (2005)
April, chorus and piano (2005)
Water: Two Poems of W.S. Merwin, soprano and orchestra or chamber sextet (2005) [As By Water; Sunset Water]
Cthulhoid (working title), percussion ensemble (2005?)
Hardanger, solo violin (2005)
Polytriad, orchestra (2006?)
Water, saxophone quartet (2006) [Fantasy; Scherzo; Mountain; Fugues]
Clayton Run-Around, solo violin (2007)
Louis Louis (for Louis Andriessen), clarinet, drum kit, piano, violin and cello (2007)
The Waking, soprano and piano (2007)
The Waking, voice and piano (2008)
Variations and Fugue on at Theme from "Ongiara", violin, viola, cello and double bass (2008)


WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Hall Links     ~ top of page ~
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Orchestra
Interlude I, orchestra (????)
Arkadia, orchestra (2001)
Polytriad, orchestra (2006?)

Chorus w/Orchestra
Niagara, chorus and orchestra (2005)
    - Falls [from “Niagra”]

Choral
Mass Cap--Pie, chorus and organ (1994)
April, chorus and piano (2005)

Chamber
Duo for Clarinet and Bassoon (1986)
Interlude II, chamber ensemble (1997) [second movement from "Water" song cycle]
Suite for String Quartet (2003)
    - Loure, viol consort [from “Suite for String Quartet”]
        - Consort A Quatre [from “Loure”]
Halling, cello and viola, or 2 cellos (2005)
Wind Quartet (Double Fugue in One Movement) (2005)
Cthulhoid (working title), percussion ensemble (2005?)
Water, saxophone quartet (2006) [Fantasy; Scherzo; Mountain; Fugues]
Louis Louis (for Louis Andriessen), clarinet, drum kit, piano, violin and cello (2007)
Variations and Fugue on at Theme from "Ongiara", violin, viola, cello and double bass (2008)

Solo Instrument
Polyline, clarinet (2001)
Pavane-Galliarde, harp (2005)
Hardanger, solo violin (2005)
Clayton Run-Around, solo violin (2007)

Piano
: for Piano (????)
Toccata for Piano (1993)
Fugue for Piano (1994)
For Graham Fitkin, piano (2001?)
center - suite for piano (2004)
Tombeau de Honegger, piano (2004)
Notebook of Exquisites, piano (2005)

Vocal
Foreboding, high voice and piano (1993)
After Ryokan, tenor and viola (2005)
Water: Two Poems of W.S. Merwin, soprano and orchestra or chamber sextet (2005) [As By Water; Sunset Water]
The Waking, soprano and piano (2007) [2008?]

Electronic
21st Century Baroque, a musical algorithm created in the MAX programming language (????)


HALL  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
Composer's website

Hall @ American Composers Alliance
Hall @ Classical Archives
Hall @ Kalvos & Damian
Hall @ MySpaceMusic
Hall @ Naxos

Streaming Audio
Hall @ Composer's website
Hall @ Classical Archives
Hall @ MySpaceMusic

Recordings
Hall @ Composer's website

Hall @ YouTube [none at moment]

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