orchestral piece commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra for "Extreme
Orchestra" concerts Fall 2006, One movement, 5.20
Elements for Orchestra (1987-90) Four movements, 35 minutes. Available in two orchestrations: one for standard orchestra, one for large orchestra: 6 horns, two harps, 6 percussion, score parts and a tape of Movements 3, 4 are available.
Esquisse for Concert Band, (1999),12 minutes, Commissioned by the Augsberg College Band for their Western States tour.
Esquisse 2 for Concert Band, (2000),12 minutes, Commissioned by the Augsburg college Band for their European tour. CD available See below
Itty Bitty Symphony, or Not a Lota Sonata, (2008) commissioned by Zeitgiest for their 30th anniversary concert, 2 Pitched Percussion, Piano, Bass Clarinet 2:30 minutes
Trio (1998) commission by Mary Jo Gothmann Trio piano, cello, flute/piccolo 20 minutes
Oboe Trio (1990) oboe (dbl. English horn), cello, piano 15 minutes parts & CD available.
String Quintet No. 2 (1986) string quartet, double bass 13 minutes parts & CD available.
Piano Trio (1984) violin, cello, piano 12 minutes parts & CD available. See below
Woodwind Quartet (1980) flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon 10 minutes parts & CD available.
Incidental music for Medea (2002), Piano 8 hands, 4 minutes Commissioned by the Theatre de la June Lune.
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I Remember the 60's, or was it the 70's? (2006) solo piano 7 minutes, commissioned by Nikki Melville for her CD Melville's Dozen. On line here: WNYC Also arranged for String Bass Solo. See my Vid on the main page!
Concert work for Double Bass (2005), 20 minuets, commissioned by Peter Loyd. Orchestration as a Concerto in progress.
Fantasy for Piano (1989) solo piano 8 minutes CD available.
Solo for Flute (1989) solo flute 10 minutes
Three Movements for Piano, (1986) solo piano, 8 minuets, CD available. See below
Study for Flute and Tape (1984) solo flute, electronic tape 5 minutes parts & tape available--also a CD
Man and Machine 1-20, 2-40 -etc. Duets etc., Solo Bass Improvisations with real time Analog sound processing
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Opera the Musical full length grand opera In progress
A motley group of opera characters learn their fate by reading the libretto. Their demise foretold they attempt to make their escape before the curtain rises. Rather than certain death hilarity ensues. 2 Mezzos 2 Sopranos 1 Baritone 1 Bass 2 Tenors, Piano vocal and orchestral score. Completed Arias and ensembles are listed here.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro, (2001-8) 2.5 hours after Hemingway. complete Bass (ossia Baritone), soprano, two pianos. Full orchestra Libretto adapted by Philip Fried, from the Hemingway short story
The Dungeon of Esmeralda (1992-94), opera in two acts -- two orchestrations chamber ens. (strings, percussion)full orchestra 2 hours piano/vocal score, ensemble score, full orchestra in prep. Text by Philip Fried. Amelia's Lament See Above
Eurydice, (2003), 25 minutes, Text H.D., Soprano and Chamber Orchestra.
Parts and score available.
Secrets Revealed: Opera Bob Opens His Drawers (2009) 2 Arias for the MN Fringe festival review
Solo Voice and Orchestra
Ancient Texts (1985) soprano, baritone, orchestra 12 minutes parts & CD available. Text by Sappho and other Greek poets.
Memories (1980) mixed chorus, piano (2) 10 minutes parts available, Text by Philip Fried
Psalm 51 (1982) -- Corpus Christe NYC mixed chorus 8 minutes parts available
Light Prevails, (1995) SATB, text- Sherry Edgeberg, tonal 5 minutes
Vocal Chamber Music
Four Whitman Songs (1981) (String Quintet No. 1) soprano, string quintet(arr. for soprano, violin, piano) 10 minutes parts available The Mulittude arranged for Harp and Soprano.
Meditations and Satires (1985)Fromm Foundation Commission(Revised 1988) soprano, violin, cello, bass, flute clarinet, horn, piano, celesta, harp 15 minutes parts & CD available.
Texts by Lao Tzu and Juvenal.
Duet (1996) Phantom Arts Ensemble Commission 2 sopranos, piano 10 minutes piano/vocal score. Text by Mina Loy
Six for Minneapolis (2005), 25 minutes, Text by William Reichard, Soprano or Tenor, and chamber ensemble. Arranged for Voice and Solo Piano. CD available. See Above
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Five Songs (1981) mezzo soprano, piano 10 minutes parts & CD available.
Lies (1979) soprano, piano 2.5 minutes CD available.
Text by Philip Fried.
Wedding Songs (3 songs) (1987) soprano, piano 8 minutes CD available. Text by Saffo and Catullus
Five More Songs, Songs of Love and Water (1990) soprano, piano 13 minutes CD available.
Online See Above
Song from Chinese (1992) soprano, piano 3 minutes
Sea Flowers (cycle of 10 songs) (1997)American Composers Forum/Jerome Foundation Commission soprano, piano 20 minutes piano/vocal score, Text by H.D. CD available.
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Two Songs with William Reichard Texts, 2001
* An Alphabet, 5 minuets,
* L'oiseau, 7 minuets, soprano and piano
Four Satires in Popular Styles (1995) voice, piano 10 minutes, piano/vocal score
* Lunar Baedecker, Mina Loy (Modernism) Online See Above
* No Spice Like Love, Dilphilus (Tin Pan Alley)
* The Surgeon, Hippocrates (Broadway)
* J'ai Gôut des Homards, Gérald de Nerval (Les Six)
Songs From a New Delineator (1999): Recipes cabaret style piano/vocal score 15 minuets
* Plain French Omlette (French style)
* Eggs Espangole (Spanish) Online See Above
* Eggs on a plate (English music hall)
* Mock sausage (American) Online See Above
New Yorkers, voice, piano; Text Langston Hughes, (2006) 12 minuets
* Harlem Night Song Online See Above
* Kid in a Park
10 humorous concert arias/ensembles in the style of:
Rossini, I lost My Good Scissors, Mezzo, (2008) 4 minutes On Operabob with cuts
Gluck, A Sentimental Song, Mezzo, (2009) 5.02 minuets
Mozart, Who has Called?, Tenor, (2010) 3.30 minuets
Early Wagner, A Character Never Dies, Septet, (2010) 7 minuets
Bell Canto, I Couldn't Help But Overhear, Septet, (2010) 8.30 minuets
Puccini, Soprano's Lament or Oh When Can I Die Upon the Stage, (2009) 3.30 minutes
Wagner, Brunhilda on the Beach, Soprano, (2009) 5 minutes
Verdi, Chair Duet, Two Baritones, (2009) 9 minutes
Berlioz/Handel, Of all the Roles I've Sung or You can't cast a Diva Away
Soprano, (2009) 6 minutes
J. Strauss by way of G and S: With Bated Breath, or It's Hard to be a Tenor, Tenor with 2 high Sopranos, (2009) 3.30 minutes
Opera Bob Theme, Quintet, Baritone, 2 Sopranos 2 Mezzos, Tenor(optional), (2009) 2.30 minutes
Wedding March (1991), solo piano or organ, 8 minutes
Take Mendelssohn, Wagner and shake and bake!!!
A Zombie Christmas (2010),
SATB Choir, 4 minutes
Lizzie Borden (1991) opera with an Edge -- any instrumentation, 2 girls, 1 boy, chorus, and a really Big axe! Any timing, Text by Philip Fried
A Children's Garden of Peace (2009),10 minuets Adult and Children's Orchestra strings and Band, Orff instruments, 2 Part Choir or soloists. Commissioned by the Saint Paul Civic Orchestra.
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Children's Songs (1995-2009)
"Peace Pole" - Sherry Edgeberg, lyrics
"One Hope for the World" (Edgeberg)
"Walk in the Present" (Edgeberg)
"Lobster Quadrille" and
"Beautiful Soup" from Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
"Grandfather I Watched and Eagle" - Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve,
lyrics, unison chorus and piano piano/vocal score
"Fishhead and Liver Stew" Words and Music by Philip Fried
"Build me a world" Music and Words Philip Fried See Above
Eggs Any Style, Elementary Band, (2007) 4 minuets
My First 12-Tone Piece or Serial Music Isn't Just for Breakfast Anymore,
(2002)commission by the Fair School, Robbinsdale MN for youth string orchestra and narrator. CD available.
Many Band Arragements for Elementrary Band.
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