ARNOLD ROSNER
COMPOSER 1945–2013

List of Works

Op. 4Adam and Eve (1961) for Piano6 min.

Recording: Albany TROY1119

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. 21Agnus Dei (1963) for SATB Chorus10 min.

Text from the Mass ordinary [Latin]

Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks LLC

Op. 22Psalm XXIII (1963) for Voice and Piano3 min.

Text from Psalm 23

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

Op. 25Piano Sonata No. 1 (1963) for Piano16 min.
  • Allegro molto e marcato
  • Largo
  • Allegro con spirito

Recording: Albany TROY1119

Op. 26Woodwind Quintet (1964, rev. 1998) for Woodwind Quintet28 min.
  • Variations
  • Dance
  • Lament
  • Finale
Op. 28aBenedictus (1964) for SATB Chorus3 min.

Text from Mass ordinary [Latin]

Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks LLC

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. 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. 34Missa Greensleeves (1967) for SATB Chorus22 min.

Text from the Mass ordinary [Latin]

  • Kyrie
  • Gloria
  • Sanctus
  • Agnus Dei
Op. 35Piano Quintet No. 1 (1967) for Piano and String Quartet30 min.
  • Ciacona: Andante
  • Allegretto
  • Andante
  • Allegro
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. 37Nine Tagore Madrigals (1968) for SAQTB Voices30 min.

Texts by Rabindranath Tagore

  • The Lady of the Sea
  • The Unanswered Question
  • When She Pass’d
  • The Guest
  • Last Night in the Garden
  • Her Night’s Silence
  • I Hold Her Hands
  • The Great Unknown
  • Peace, My Heart
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. 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. 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. 44A Gentle Musicke (1969) for Flute and Strings11 min.

Recording: Laurel LR-849

Op. 45Perchance to Dream (1969) for Orchestra34 min.
Op. 46Christmas Frescoes (1969, rev. 1996) for Piano and Five Percussionists14 min.
  • Proclamation
  • Midnight
  • The Kings
  • The Child
  • Hosanna

Dedication: to Ian Turnbull

Op. 46aAria (1969/96) for Piano3 min.
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. 48Piano Sonata No. 2 (1970) for Piano12 min.
  • Toccata I: Allegro con fuoco
  • Passacaglia: Largo
  • Toccata II: Allegro con fuoco

Dedication: to Jonathan Dzik

Recording: Albany TROY1119

Op. 49And He Sent Forth a Dove (1971) for Piano3 min.

Jeffrey Grossman, piano

Dedication: to Arthur Kuflik

Recording: Albany TROY1119

Op. 50Missa L’homme armé (1971) for SATB Chorus26 min.

Text from the Mass ordinary [Latin]

  • Kyrie
  • Gloria
  • Credo
  • Sanctus
  • Agnus Dei
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. 52La Vie antériure (1971) for Male Voice, Three Trombones, Chimes, Gong, and String Quartet5 min.

Text by Charles Baudelaire [French]

Op. 53Wedding March (1971) for Piano3 min.

Recording: Albany TROY1119

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. 55The Leaving Light (1972) for Voice and Piano5 min.

Text by Michael Sussholz

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

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

Dedication: to Michael Sussholtz

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. 58Three Elegiac Songs (1973) for Voice and Piano13 min.

Texts by François Villon [French]; Gottfried Benn [German]; Hebrew liturgical

  • Les Neiges d’Anton (François Villon)
  • Ein Wort, ein Satz (Gottfried Benn)
  • Kaddish (Jewish Traditional)

Dedication: Lázár Évának Ajánlva

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

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. 59aTo All, To Each (1973) for SATB Chorus5 min.

Text by Walt Whitman

Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks LLC

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. 61Musique de Clavecin (1974) for Harpsichord25 min.
  • Rondeau: La Dame du Seigneur
  • Danse: La Walewska
  • Fantaisie: La Céleste
  • Noël: Les Suzannes
  • Passacaille: La Douleureuse

Recording: MSR Classics MS1443

Op. 62Missa In nomine (1974) for SATB Chorus28 min.

Text from the Mass ordinary [Latin]

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

Recording: Albany TROY210

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. 69Piano Sonata No. 3, “Sonata Eterea” (1978) for Piano13 min.
  • Aria
  • Pastorale
  • Benediction

Dedication: to Ruth and Elliott Litsky

Recording: Albany TROY1119

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. 72Magnificat (1979) for SATB Chorus, Two Trumpets, and Two Trombones15 min.

Text from Luke 1:46-45 [Latin]

Cathedral Church of St. Paul, San Diego; Clarion Brass; David Amos, conductor

Dedication: to Stephen Sturk

Recording: Laurel LR-849

Op. 73Nightstone (1979) for Voice and Piano13 min.

Text from Song of Songs

  • Ballad
  • Evocation
  • Serenade

Recording: Albany TROY163

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

Dedication: to Ronald Cross

Op. 75aConsort Music (1980) for Orchestra
1.2.2.2/2.2.3.0/timp/hp/strings
15 min.
  • Andante
  • Allegro
  • Andante
Op. 76Prelude and Fugue (1980) for Six Percussionists10 min.
Op. 77Minstrel to an Unquiet Lady (1982) for Tenor and Piano11 min.

Text by Florence Stevenson

  • Welcome All You Lords
  • Edward Was a King
  • The Road to Norfolk

Dedication: to Sonia and Jack Millstein

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

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. 79Of Numbers and of Bells (1983) for Two Pianos13 min.

Dedication: to Terri and Robert Hope

Recording: Albany TROY163

Op. 80Let Them Praise (1984) for Two-Part Chorus (Treble, Men's, or Mixed), Organ, and Handbells/Chimes7 min.

Text from Psalm 148

Op. 81The Chronicle of Nine (1984) for Soprano, Two Altos, Four Tenors, Two Baritones, Bass, SATB Chorus, Orchestra120 min.

Libretto by Florence Stevenson

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

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. 83Sonatine d’Amour (1987) for Harpsichord9 min.
  • Le Troubadour
  • La Dame

Dedication: to Barbara Harbach

Recording: MSR Classics MS1443

Op. 84Symphony No. 8, “Trinity” (1988) for Band23 min.
  • Ave Maria
  • Le Rondeau du Monsieur le Diable
  • Pythagoras

Dedication: to Simeon Loring

Recording: Naxos 8.573060

Op. 85A Plaintive Harmony (1988) for Horn10 min.

Dedication: to Meir Rimon

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

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. 87Transformations (1989) for Trumpet, Piano, and Strings16 min.
Op. 88Lovely Joan: Rhapsody on an English Folk Song (1990) for Band9 min.
Op. 89Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano, “La Divina Commedia” (1990) for Cello and Piano17 min.
  • Adagio
  • Moderato, con rubato
  • Allegro
Op. 90Songs of Lightness and Angels (1990) for Soprano, Horn, and Piano12 min.

Texts by Katri Vala; Eino Leino; Kirsi Kunnas [Finnish or English]

  • Maa (The Earth) (Katri Vala)
  • Rauha (Peace) (Eino Leino)
  • Aamulla (In the Morning) (Kirsi Kunnas)

Dedication: to Annukka and Michael

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

Op. 91De Profundis (1991) for Band9 min.
Op. 92A Psalm of Mercy (1991) for SATB Soloists, SATB Chorus, and Keyboard4 min.

Text from Psalm 136 & 100

Dedication: to Grace

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. 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. 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. 96Poseidon (1993) for Voice and Piano7 min.

Text by Barbara S. Post

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

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. 98Dances of Initiation (1993) for Band7 min.
  • Maestoso
  • Andante moderato
  • Allegro
Op. 99Etz Chaim (1993) for Piano9 min.

Recording: Albany TROY1119

Op. 100Eclipse (1994) for Band11 min.

Dedication: to Peter Schmalz and the Oshkosh West High School Wind Ensemble

Op. 101Danses à la mode (1994) for Cello9 min.
  • À la Greque
  • Raga
  • Sarabande
  • Musique du Nord

Dedication: to Jan Naigus

Op. 101aDanses à la mode (1994) for Violin9 min.
  • À la Greque
  • Raga
  • Sarabande
  • Musique du Nord
Op. 102Bontsche Schweig (1994) for Two Sopranos, Alto, Two Tenors, Baritone, Bass, and Chamber Orchestra
1.1.1.1/1.1.0.0/1perc/hp/strings (quintet or larger)
33 min.

Libretto by Arnold Rosner, after the story by Isaac Loeb Peretz (based on a Jewish folk legend)

Op. 102aBontsche Dances (1994) for Piano4 min.
Op. 103Piano Quintet No. 2 (1995) for Piano and String Quartet15 min.
Op. 104RAGA! (1995) for Band11 min.
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. 106Sonata for Trombone and Piano (1996) for Trombone and Piano15 min.
  • Maestoso
  • Adagio
  • Allegro

Dedication: to Thomas G. Everett

Recording: Albany TROY553

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. 108Of Songs and Sonnets (1997) for Countertenor (or Mezzo-Soprano) and Harpsichord9 min.

Texts by John Milton

  • Tell Me, Sweetest Nymph
  • To Mr. H. Lawes, on the publishing his Airs
  • Presentation to the Father and Mother

Dedication: to Nancy Bogen

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

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. 110Serpentine (1999) for Clarinet and Piano9 min.
Op. 111To the Keen Stars (1999) for Voice and Piano4 min.

Text by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

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. 1143^7 (2000) for Harp9 min.
  • Fantasy
  • Homage to A. H.
  • Pastorale

Dedication: to Alison Attar

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. 117Three Northern Sketches (2003) for Band12 min.
  • Ice Sculpture
  • Pastorale
  • Aurora
Op. 118String Quartet No. 6 (2004) for String Quartet11 min.

Dedication: to Mattias Vanderwerf

Op. 119Now Cometh the Redeemer (2005) for Band11 min.

Dedication: to Jack Stamp

Op. 120Five (2005) for Voice and Piano3 min.

Text by Mattias Vanderwerf (at age 5)

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

Op. 121Sonata for Bassoon and Piano (2006) for Bassoon and Piano17 min.
  • Adagio
  • Allegro energico ma serioso
  • Lento
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

Op. 123Spinoza (2011) for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano (or Countertenor), Two Tenors, Three Baritones, Chamber Orchestra
1.1.1.1/1.1.1.0/1perc/strings (quintet or larger)
68 min.

Libretto by Arnold Rosner

Dedication: to David Stein

Op. 124Minyan (2013) for Viola and Guitar7.5 min.

Dedication: to Louise Schulman and Bill Zito

Op. [1]Chromatic Fantasy (by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck) (1987) for Band
Op. [2]Open School Night [stage play] (2004)
Op. [3]An Analytical Survey of the Music of Alan Hovhaness [dissertation] (1972)

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Op. [4]A New Tool for Harmonic Analysis: Valence Theory [article] (1979?)

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