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

Recording: Toccata TOCC0408

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. 29aScherzo for Orchestra (1964) for Orchestra
3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/timp.perc/pno-cel.hp/strings
11 min.
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

Recording: Toccata TOCC0368

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

Recording: Convivium CR053

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

Recording: Toccata TOCC0368

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 Orchestra
4(all dbl Picc/4 dbl Af).4(Eh).4(Bcl).3+Cbn/6.8.4.2/timp.4-5perc/hp.2pno.hpschd/SATB choir/strings
34 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

Recording: Convivium CR053

Op. 51A My Lai 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

Recording: Toccata TOCC0710

Op. 52La Vie antérieure (1971) for Male Voice, Three Trombones, Chimes, Gong, and String Quartet4.5 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

Recording: Toccata TOCC0710

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

Recording: Convivium CR053

Op. 63Canzona Secundi Toni (1975) for Brass Choir (Three Trumpets, Three Horns, Three Trombones, and Tuba)7 min.

Recording: Toccata TOCC0710

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

Recording: Toccata TOCC0469

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

Recording: Toccata TOCC0465

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

Recording: Toccata TOCC0469

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

Recording: Toccata TOCC0710

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: The Tragedy of Queen Jane (1984) for Soprano, Two Altos, Four Tenors, Two Baritones, Bass, SATB Chorus, Orchestra (Opera in Three Acts)120 min.

Libretto by Florence Stevenson

Recording: BMOP/sound 1081

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

Recording: Toccata TOCC0368

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

Recording: Toccata TOCC0408

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

Recording: Toccata TOCC0368

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

Recording: Toccata TOCC0465

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

Recording: Toccata TOCC0408

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 (Opera in One Act)
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 (1994/2008) 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

Recording: Toccata TOCC0710

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.

Recording: Toccata TOCC0469

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

Recording: Toccata TOCC0408

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

Recording: Toccata TOCC0465

Op. 123Spinoza (2011) for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano (or Countertenor), Two Tenors, Three Baritones, Chamber Orchestra (Opera in One Act)
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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