Guest Composer


Derek Bermel
List of Works

ORCHESTRA

  • A Shout, A Whisper, and a Trace ( 2009 ) - (2 Fl, 2 Ob, 2 Cl, 2 Bsn, 2 F.Hn, 2 Tpt, 1 Bs Tbn, 2 perc, kbd, strings)

  • Migration Series ( 2006 ) - (concerto for jazz band)

  • Elixir ( 2006 ) - (orchestra (incl theremin + 2 hp)

  • Slides ( 2003 ) - (2(pic)–2(Eh)–2–2; 4–3–3–1; timp, 2 perc, hp; str)

  • Tag Rag ( 2003 ) - (pic,1–2–1(Eb cl),b cl-alto sax-bn,cbn; 2–2–2–1; 2 perc-pno-elec gui; str)

  • The Ends ( 2002 ) - (3(pic)–2–2–3; 4–3–3–1; timp–3 perc-hp-pno; str)

  • Thracian Echoes ( 2002 ) - (pic,2(2nd pic);2,Eh–3(Eb,A); 2,cbn; 4–3–3–1; timp–2 perc-pno/cel; str)

  • Dust Dances ( 1994 ) - (3(pic,A fl)–3(Eh)–3(E flat,b cl)–3(cbn); 4–3–3–1; timp–4 perc-pno-hp; str)



SOLO INSTRUMENT OR VOICE WITH ORCHESTRA

  • Mar de Setembro (2011) - (mzsop., chamber orch)

  • Ritornello (2011) - (elec.gtr concerto)

  • The Good Life -(2008)  - (sop, bar, choir, orch)

  • Turning Variations (2006) - (pno concerto)

  • The Sting (2001–2) - (narr, orch)

  • Voices (1997) - (cl concerto) 



SYMPHONIC BAND

  • Ides March (2005)   - pic. 2 fl, 2 ob, 3 cl, bass cl, 2 bsn, 2 alto sx, tenor sx, bari sx, 4 hn, 3 tpt, 2 ten.trb, bass trb, euph, tuba, timp, 3 perc.



CHORAL

  • A Child’s War (2005) (childrens choir SSAA)

  • Kpanlongo (1993) (SATB and TTBB)

  • Pete Pete (1993) (SATB)



LARGE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

  • Dragon Blue  (2012) (Western + Chinese ens.) 

  • Canzonas Americanas (2010)  

  • Swing Song  (2009) (flute ens) 

  • In Tangle (2005) (brass ens + 2perc) 

  • Three Rivers (2001) 

  • Continental Divide (1996) 

  • Hot Zone (1995)



VOICE WITH ENSEMBLE

  • Cabaret Songs (2007) (high voice + small ens) 

  • Natural Selection (2000) (med voice + lg ens) 

  • At the End of the World (2000) (high voice + lg ens) 

  • Old Songs for a New Man (1997) (baritone + small ens) 



SMALL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

  • A Short History of the Universe (as related by Nima Arkani-Hamed (2013) - (cl, str qrt)

  • Orbit Design (2012) - (3+ performers) 

  • Passing Through (2007) - (2 vn, va, vc) 

  • Twin Trio (2005) - (fl, cl, pno) 

  • Tied Shifts  (2004) - (fl,cl,vn,vc,pno,perc)

  • Language Instruction (2003) - (cl, vn, vc, pno) 

  • Catcalls  (2003) - (brass quintet) 

  • Soul Garden  (2000) - (vla + 2 vn, va, 2 vc)

  • Coming Together  (1999) - (cl, vc) 

  • God’s Trombones  (1998) - (3 tb, perc) 

  • Oct Up  (1995) - (double str qt.) 

  • Wanderings  (1994) - (fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn)

  • SchiZm  (1994) - (cl/ob, pno) 

  • String Quartet  (1992) - (2 vn, va, vc) 

  • Mulatash Stomp (1991) - (vl, cl, pno) 

  • Sonata Humana (1991) - (cl, pno) 



SOLO INSTRUMENT

  • Sorry/Grateful (2011) - (piano)

  • Fetch (2004) - (piano)

  • Funk Studies (2004) - (piano)

  • Kontraphunktus (2004) - (piano)

  • Thracian Sketches (2003) - (clarinet)

  • Meditation (1997) - (piano)

  • Turning (1995) - (piano)

  • Two Songs from Nandom (1993) - (organ)

  • Theme and Absurdities (1993) - (clarinet)

  • Dodecaphunk (1992) - (piano)

  • Three Funk Studies (1991) - (piano)



VOCAL

  • Nature Calls (1999) (medium voice + pno)

  • See How She Moves (1997) (solo baritone)

  • Three Songs on Poems by Wendy S. Walters (1993) (medium voice + pno)