PAUL PHILLIPS

ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS

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OPERA

Weedpatch (opera). Libretto by Bill Harley. Commissioned and premiered by North Cambridge Family Opera, 5/17/18

THEATRE

War Music (singers, actors, string trio, harmonica, percussion).  Text by Christopher Logue, adapted by Elena Araoz and Paul Phillips

    Premiere: Aurea, Providence, 09/30/05

A/B (actor, string quartet, harmonica, piano, percussion). Text by the composer based on writings by Anthony Burgess.

    Premiere: Aurea, Providence, 10/13/07

BALLET

Celestial Harmonies (ballet for string orchestra).  Premieres: Ocean State Chamber Orchestra, Ann Danis, conductor, 4/19/97

    Brown Dance Ensemble with the Brown University Orchestra, 10/31/97

ORCHESTRA

Brownian Motion (large orchestra).  Premiere: Brown University Orchestra, 5/5/95

Black Notes and White (brass, percussion, organ). Premiere: Pioneer Valley Symphony, 10/27/01

Go Perfect Into Peace (chamber orchestra). Premiere: Braga Chamber Orchestra (Portugal), 03/29/07

War Music Suite (soprano, baritone, orchestra), 2009. Premiere: Indianapolis Chamber Orch, 01/31/09

Battle-Pieces (song cycle for baritone and orchestra on six poems by Melville), 2011 

    Premiere: Andrew Garland, baritone, with the Pioneer Valley Symphony, 10/16/11

Wave (large orchestra). Commissioned and premiered by the Pioneer Valley Symphony, 5/17/14

Brass Knuckles: Pugilistic Prelude in Rondo Form for Large Orchestra. Commissioned by the Rhode Island College Symphony Orchestra.

    Premiere: 10/18/2016

           

CHORUS

Three Burgess Lyrics (chorus, vln, pf). Premiere: Marsh Chapel Choir, Julian Wachner, conductor. Boston University, 10/30/99

VOCAL

Miracle Songs (song cycle for soprano and piano).

“Fifty-Five” (soprano, piano). Premiere: Kathryne Jennings, soprano, with Dennis Buck, pianist. Cranston, RI, 12/05/09

Battle-Pieces (song cycle for baritone and piano on six poems by Melville). © 2011. Published 18 July 2014 by Classical Vocal Reprints.

    Premiere: Jonathan Shine, baritone, with JJ Penna, pianist. Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, 04/18/15

CHAMBER MUSIC

Invocation (soprano, flute, piano). Text by Rumi. Premiere: “Arts in the Village” Concert Series, 10/23/04

KEYBOARD

Nantucket Rag (piano solo).  Premiere: by composer, 10/29/96

FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

Come On Out and Play (text by Bill Harley; singer-narrator with orchestra)

    Commissioned and premiered by the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, Jesse Levine, conductor, with Bill Harley, 11/16/96

Jack and the Beanstalk (text adapted by Bill Harley; singer-narrator with orchestra)

    Commissioned and premiered by the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Diane Wittry, conductor, with Bill Harley, 04/29/12

All compositions published and distributed by Barnard Street Music unless otherwise indicated.

              

ARRANGEMENTS

OPERA

Mavra by Igor Stravinsky. Chamber ensemble (sextet). Boosey & Hawkes, published 2010

ORCHESTRA

The Harlem Rag by Tom Turpin. Chamber orchestra, 1989

The Sweetheart Tree by Johnny Mercer. String orchestra, 1989

Someone to Watch Over Me by George Gershwin. String orchestra, 1989

         

CHAMBER MUSIC

Prelude and Fugue in B flat major from The Bad‐Tempered Electronic Keyboard by Anthony Burgess. String quartet, 2007

FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

You’re in Trouble by Bill Harley. Orchestral arrangement (with vocalist)

There’s a Pea on my Plate by Bill Harley. Orchestral arrangement (with vocalist)

    Commissioned and premiered by the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, Jesse Levine, conductor, with Bill Harley, 11/16/96         

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