ARNOLD ROSNER
COMPOSER 1945–2013

Orchestral Works

Op. 30Piano Concerto No. 2 (1965) for Piano and Orchestra
2+Picc.2.2.2/4.3.3.1/timp.2perc/strings
21 min.
  • Scherzo: Allegro – Trio: Allegretto – Scherzo
  • Largo
  • Presto
Op. 36Five Meditations (1967, rev. 1974/80) for English Horn, Harp, and Strings18 min.
  • Fugue: Adagio
  • Carol: Allegretto grazioso
  • Air: Andante
  • Dance: Allegro
  • Motet: Andante sostenuto

Dedication: to Stephen Gruen

Recording: Laurel LR-849

Op. 40Six Pastoral Dances (1968) for Orchestra
1.1.1.1/0.0.0.0/strings
12 min.
  • Intrada
  • Waltz
  • Pavane
  • Gigue
  • Sarabande
  • Galliard and Reprise

Dedication: to Michael Spierman

Op. 44A Gentle Musicke (1969) for Flute and Strings11 min.

Recording: Laurel LR-849

Op. 45Perchance to Dream (1969) for Orchestra34 min.
Op. 51A MyLai Elegy (1971, rev. 1993) for Orchestra
2+Picc.2+Eh.2+Bcl.2+Cbn/4.4.3.1/timp.4perc/hp/strings
25 min.

Dedication: to the families of the victims of My Lai, Kent State, and Jackson State

Op. 57Symphony No. 5, “Missa sine Cantoribus super Salve Regina” (1973) for Orchestra
2.2.2.2/4.3.3.1/timp.perc/hp/strings
33 min.
  • Kyrie
  • Gloria
  • Credo
  • Sanctus
  • Agnus Dei

Dedication: to George McGovern

Recording: Naxos 8.559347

Op. 59Requiem (1973) for Soloists, SATB Chorus, Orchestra
STTB solo; SATB; 3.3.3.3/4.3-7.3.1/timp.perc/hp.pno.cel.hpschd/strings
62 min.

Texts from various religious traditions and languages

  • Overture: The Seventh Seal
  • Recitative: Ein Wort, ein Satz
  • Toccata: Musica Satanica
  • Ballade: Les Neiges d’antan
  • Sutra: Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo
  • Madrigal: To All, To Each
  • Organum: Lasciate ogni speranze
  • Prayer: Kaddish
  • Passacaglia: Libera me
  • “und wieder Dunkel, ungeheuer”

Dedication: to Walter Simmons

Op. 60Concerto Grosso No. 1 (1974) for Orchestra
2.2.0.2/2.2.0.0/strings
19 min.
  • Alla Francese
  • Aria
  • Toccata

Recording: Laurel LR-849

Op. 64Symphony No. 6 (1976) for Orchestra
3(Picc).3(Eh).3.3/4.3.3.1/timp.3perc/hp/strings
34 min.
  • Allegro agitato
  • Adagio
  • Grave – Allegro
Op. 65Five Ko-ans for Orchestra (1976) for Orchestra
3(Picc).2+Eh.3.3/4.3.3.1/timp.3perc/pno.2hp/strings
31 min.
  • Music of Changes
  • Ricercare
  • Ostinato
  • Music of Stillness
  • Isorhythmic Motet
Op. 67Responses, Hosanna, and Fugue (1977) for String Orchestra and Harp20 min.
  • Responses
  • Hosanna
  • Fugue

Philharmonia Orchestra, David Amos, conductor

Recording: Harmonia Mundi 906012 / Kleos Classics 5119

Op. 68Nocturne (1978) for Orchestra
3(=Picc).3(=Eh).3.3/4.3.3.1/timp.3perc/cel.hp/strings
12 min.

Dedication: to Louis Blois

Op. 74Concerto Grosso No. 2 (1979) for Orchestra
2.2.0.2/2.2.0.0/strings
19 min.
  • Lento – Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Allegro molto

Dedication: to Carl Topilow

Op. 75aConsort Music (1980) for Orchestra
1.2.2.2/2.2.3.0/timp/hp/strings
15 min.
  • Andante
  • Allegro
  • Andante
Op. 78Symphony No. 7, “The Tragedy of Queen Jane” (1982) for Orchestra
2.2.2.2/4.3.3.1/timp.perc/cel.hp/strings
26 min.
  • Prelude
  • Masque
  • Clarion
  • Dirge

Recording: Albany TROY548 / Laurel LR-849 (#4 only)

Op. 82From the Diaries of Adam Czerniakow (1986) for Narrator and Orchestra
narr; 2+Picc.2+Eh.2+Bcl.2+Cbn/4.3.3.1/timp.3perc/hp/strings
22 min.

Text by Adam Czerniakow

Dedication: to Lee and David Amos

Op. 87Transformations (1989) for Trumpet, Piano, and Strings16 min.
Op. 93Gematria (1991) for Orchestra
3(=Picc).3(=Eh).3(=Bcl).3(=Cbn)/4.3.3.1/timp.4perc/hp/strings
13 min.

Dedication: to the members of the JCC Orchestra of San Diego

Op. 95A Sephardic Rhapsody (1992) for Orchestra
2.2.2.2.SopSax/4.2.3.0/timp/hp/strings
14 min.

Dedication: to Ilana and Adina

Recording: Albany TROY548

Op. 97The Parable of the Law (1993) for Baritone and Orchestra
2.2+Eh.2+Bcl.2+Cbn/4.3.3.1/timp.2perc/hp/strings
21 min.

Text by Franz Kafka

Op. 105Variations on a Theme by Frank Martin (1996) for Orchestra
2.2.2.2/4.3.3.1/timp/hp/strings
15 min.

Dedication: to Max Schubel

Op. 107Concerto for Two Trumpets, Timpani, and Strings (1997) for Two Trumpets, Timpani, and Strings21 min.
  • Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Allegro molto

Dedication: to Bruce McKinney and Ted McIrvine

Recording: Albany TROY548

Op. 109Tempus Perfectum (1998) for Orchestra
2+Picc.2+Eh.2+Bcl.2+Cbn/4.3.3.1/timp.2perc/hp/strings
8 min.
Op. 112A Millennium Overture (1999) for Orchestra
2+Picc.2+Eh.3.3/4.3.3.1/timp.3perc/strings
6 min.

Recording: Albany TROY548

Op. 113Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings (2000) for Harpsichord and Strings18 min.
  • Allegro
  • Largo
  • Allegro

Dedication: to Robert Dell

Op. 122Unraveling Dances (2007) for Orchestra
2+Picc.2+Eh.2+Bcl.3(=Cbn)/4.3.3.1/timp.4perc/hp/strings
16 min.

Dedication: to Carson P. Cooman