ARNOLD ROSNER
COMPOSER 1945–2013

Chamber Works

Op. 16Sonata for Flute and Cello (1962, rev. 1975) for Flute and Cello8 min.

Dedication: to Michael Sussholtz

Op. 18Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano (1963, rev. 2004) for Violin and Piano14 min.
  • Allegro molto
  • Lento
  • Allegro

Dedication: to Emily Adele Vanderwerf

Op. 19String Quartet No. 2 (1963, rev. 1993) for String Quartet16 min.

Recording: Albany TROY210

Op. 26Woodwind Quintet (1964, rev. 1998) for Woodwind Quintet28 min.
  • Variations
  • Dance
  • Lament
  • Finale
Op. 31Fantasia quasi una Toccata (1965, rev. 1982) for Brass Octet and Four Percussionists
0.4.4.0
5 min.
Op. 32String Quartet No. 3 (1965, rev. 1992) for String Quartet24 min.

Ad Hoc Quartet

Dedication: to Carole

Recording: Albany TROY210

Op. 35Piano Quintet No. 1 (1967) for Piano and String Quartet30 min.
  • Ciacona: Andante
  • Allegretto
  • Andante
  • Allegro
Op. 38Canzona sopra un tema di Monteverdi (1968) for Brass Nonet and Viola
2.3.2.1
8 min.
Op. 39Concertino (1968, rev. 1988) for Harp, Harpsichord, Celesta, and Piano16 min.
  • Lento – Allegro
  • Lento
  • Allegro
Op. 41Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano (1968, rev. 1977) for Cello and Piano17 min.
  • Adagio espressivo
  • Fuga: Barbaro
  • Moderato misterioso e religioso

Recording: Albany TROY163

Op. 46Christmas Frescoes (1969, rev. 1996) for Piano and Five Percussionists14 min.
  • Proclamation
  • Midnight
  • The Kings
  • The Child
  • Hosanna

Dedication: to Ian Turnbull

Op. 47String Sextet: Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland (1970, rev. 1997) for String Sextet (Two Violins, Two Violas, Two Cellos)24 min.
  • Variations
  • Motet

Dedication: to Sarah and Paul Vanderwerf

Recording: Albany TROY553

Op. 54Sonata for Oboe and Piano (1972) for Oboe and Piano12 min.
  • Allegro grazioso
  • Passacaglia (Lento e mesto)
  • Allegro

Dedication: to Bob and Sue Salzman

Recording: Centaur CRC 2451

Op. 54aSonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano (1972) for Violin and Piano12 min.
  • Allegro grazioso
  • Passacaglia (Lento e mesto)
  • Allegro

Dedication: to Bob and Sue Salzman

Op. 56String Quartet No. 4 (1972) for String Quartet19 min.
  • Overture
  • Isorhythmic Motet
  • Passacaglia

Dedication: to Michael Sussholtz

Op. 63Canzona Secundi Toni (1975) for Brass Choir (Three Trumpets, Three Horns, Three Trombones, and Tuba)7 min.
Op. 66String Quartet No. 5 (1977) for String Quartet14 min.

Recording: Albany TROY210

Op. 70Brass Quintet (1978) for Brass Quintet13 min.
  • Allegro
  • Passacaglia (Adagio)
  • Hocket
Op. 71Sonata for Horn and Piano (1979) for Horn and Piano18 min.
  • Passacaglia (Lento)
  • Allegro
  • Andante sostenuto

Dedication: to Marc Spetalnik

Recording: Albany TROY163

Op. 75Consort Music (1980) for Five Violas da Gamba15 min.
  • Andante
  • Allegro
  • Andante

Dedication: to Ronald Cross

Op. 76Prelude and Fugue (1980) for Six Percussionists10 min.
Op. 86Besos sin cuento (1989) for Alto, Flute, Viola, and Harp18 min.

Texts by Renaissance Spanish poets

  • La Belle Inés (Baltasar del Alcázar)
  • Y Dulce Olvido (Francisco de la Terre)
  • Al Amor (Cristóbal de Castillejo)
  • En Jaén (Anónimo)
  • Duermes, Licisca (Francisco de Medrano)
  • Glosa de las Vacas (Cristóbal de Castillejo)

Recording: Albany TROY553

Op. 89Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano, “La Divina Commedia” (1990) for Cello and Piano17 min.
  • Adagio
  • Moderato, con rubato
  • Allegro
Op. 93aGematria Prologue (1991/2001) for Trumpet and Organ1.5 min.
Op. 94A Duet for Violas (1991) for Two Violas7 min.

Dedication: to Jeff Irvine and family

Recording: Albany TROY210

Op. 94aA Duet for Cellos (1991) for Two Cellos7 min.
Op. 103Piano Quintet No. 2 (1995) for Piano and String Quartet15 min.
Op. 106Sonata for Trombone and Piano (1996) for Trombone and Piano15 min.
  • Maestoso
  • Adagio
  • Allegro

Dedication: to Thomas G. Everett

Recording: Albany TROY553

Op. 110Serpentine (1999) for Clarinet and Piano9 min.
Op. 115Clausulae for Trombones (2001) for Three Trombones10 min.
  • Maestoso
  • Allegro energico
  • Allegro moderato

Dedication: to Felix Greissle-Schoenberg

Op. 116Strictly Personals (2001) for Soprano, Baritone, and String Quartet (or Piano)18 min.

Text by Arnold Rosner

  • Successful and Pretty
  • Roommate Wanted
  • Carmensita de Morales
  • The Silver Years
  • Swinging Couple

Dedication: to Elodie Lauten

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

Op. 118String Quartet No. 6 (2004) for String Quartet11 min.

Dedication: to Mattias Vanderwerf

Op. 121Sonata for Bassoon and Piano (2006) for Bassoon and Piano17 min.
  • Adagio
  • Allegro energico ma serioso
  • Lento
Op. 124Minyan (2013) for Viola and Guitar7.5 min.

Dedication: to Louise Schulman and Bill Zito