Works

SELECTED COMPOSITIONS BY LEWIS SPRATLAN

Published by G. Schirmer, Oxingale Music, and Keepe Music Publishing; works not so marked are available through the composer

OPERA

Life is a Dream (G. Schirmer) Libretto (English): James Maraniss, after the drama La vida es sueño by Pedro Calderón
Act II: Winner 2000 Pulitzer Prize in Music
S, Mz, T, T, Bar, Bar, B-Bar, B; SATB Chorus; 1(afl,pic)1(ca)1(bcl)1/21(pic tpt)1 0/2perc/hp.pf/str

Earthrise (opera in one act)
Libretto: Constance Congdon
Two lyric sopranos, coloratura soprano, contralto, counter-tenor, bass-baritone
Orchestra 1111/1110/perc/pf/11111

Architect (opera in one act)  Libretto: Jenny Kallick   sop, ten, bar; fl(pic), ob, sax (s, a, t), hn, perc, vln, vla, vc, cb) Materials available online through Navona Records

ORCHESTRA

Apollo and Daphne Variations (3333/4331/perc/hrp/pf/str)

A Summer’s Day (2-2-2-2/ 2-2-2-1, hrp., perc, strings) (Oxingale)

Sinfonietta Concertante  (solo string quartet, 2-2-2-2/2-2-2-0, pf, perc.)

CONCERTO

Concertino for Violin and Chamber Ensemble (solo vln, fl/picc, ob, sax., hn, tr, trb, pf, perc, vla, vc, cb.) (G. Schirmer)

Shining: Double Concerto for Cello, Piano, and Orchestra                    (solo vc, solo pf, orch.: 1-2-2-2-2/4-2-2-1, hrp, perc, strings) (Oxingale)

Penelope’s Knees: Double Concerto for Alto Saxophone, Double Bass, and Chamber Ensemble (fl, cl,  tr, trb, hn, tu, 2 perc, vln, vla, vc) (G. Schirmer)

Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra (Solo alto and tenor saxophones, orch: 1-1-1-1/1-1-1-1 perc, pf, strings) (Keepe Music Publishing)

CHORUS WITH ORCHESTRA

Of War (SATB cho, orch: 1-2-2-2-2/4-2-2-1, hrp, perc, strings) Text: Constance Congdon, Walt Whitman, Lewis Spratlan (Oxingale)

Celebration (SATB cho, orch:  2-2-2-2/2-2-1-0 perc., strings) Text: Virgil, Georgics (G. Schirmer)

In Memoriam (SATB cho, soloists: S S T B B; and orch: 2-2-2-2/ 4-2-3-1, hrp, pf/cel, perc, guit, mand, strings)  Text: Neruda, Vallejo, Mayan Prophecy and Prayer

CHORUS WITH PIANO

Travels (TTBB cho, pf, four hands) Text: Mary Jo Salter and Brad Leithauser (Oxingale)

Four Songs for Soprano and Women’s Chorus (SSA cho, sop. solo, pf.) Text: Brad Leithauser (Oxingale)

The Manatees at Blue Springs (SATB cho, pf)
Text: Lewis Hyde (Oxingale)

CHORUS WITH CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Vespers Cantata: Hesperus is Phosphorus (SATB cho, cl, hn, vln, vc, pf, perc) Text: David Eagleman, Wallace Stevens, Richard Fineman, A. R. Ammons, Magnificat, Wallace Shawn, Adrienne Rich (Oxingale)

Three Carols on Medieval Texts (SATB cho, fl, ob, bsn, tr, trb)
Text: traditional

CHORUS A CAPPELLA

Elephant Rocks (SATB cho) Text: Kay Ryan (Oxingale)

Dona Nobis Pacem (SATB/SSAA cho)  Text: Latin, Hebrew, Arabic (Oxingale)

SOLO VOCAL WITH PIANO

Ophélie (sop, pf)
Text: Arthur Rimbaud

Images (sop, pf)
Text: various American poets

VOCAL WITH CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Of Time and the Seasons (sop, fl/pic/afl, cl/bcl, perc, pf, vln, vc)
Text: various Finnish poems (Oxingale)

Vocalise with Duck (soprano, cl, bcl, vla, vc, cb)
Text: by the composer

Wolves (sop, fl, cl, pf, vln, vc, pf) Text: Susan Snively

Psalm 42 (sop, bar, ob, hn, pf, perc, vln, vc)
Text: Psalms

A Barred Owl (bar, fl, bcl, vln, vc, pf
Text: Richard Wilbur

Mayflies (sop, fl/pic, fl/pic, fl/pic, fl/pic/afl)
Text: Richard Wilbur

SOLO PIANO

Bangladesh (solo pf) (Oxingale)

Wonderer (solo pf) (Oxingale)

Toccapsody (solo pf)

Cornucopia (Solo pf) (G. Schirmer)

SOLO INSTRUMENTAL

Chiasmata (solo 10-str guit) (G. Schirmer)

Shadow (solo vc) (Oxingale)

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Horn Quartet (hn, vln, pf) (Oxingale)

When Crows Gather (cl/Eb cl; cl/Eb; bcl; cl/bcl; vn, vn, pf) (G. Schirmer)

Process/Bulge (sop, fl/picc/alto fl, t. sax, vln, pf, perc, elect) (Oxingale)

Trio (cl, vln, pf) (Oxingale)

Mega-Ditty (2 perc) (Oxingale)

Night Music (cl, vln, perc)

String Quartet No. 1

String Quartet No. 2

Hung Monophonies  (Solo ob, hn, vc; 3 vln, 3, vla, 2 vc, cb)

Sojourner (fl/pic, cl, bcl, hn, perc, pf, vln, vla, vc, cb)

Moments – Memento – Momentum (vl, pf)

Zoom  (fl/pic, ob, cl, bcl, hn, tr, trb, tu, perc, pf, vla, vla, vc, cb) (Oxingale)

Streaming (vln, vla, vc, pf) (Oxingale)

Piccolosophy (picc, pf) (Oxingale)

 

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