Binnette Lipper (1939-2016)

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Binnette Lipper (1939-2016)

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Binnette Lipper received her music education at Hunter College and the Juilliard School. She studied composition privately with Ludmila Ulehla, Ron Herder and Meyer Kupferman. Formerly on the faculty of Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale, NY, for many years, Lipper now serves on the school’s board of trustees. An active member of the New York Women Composers, Lipper is the recipient of an American Music Center grant, Meet-the-Composer Grants, ASCAPlus Awards, and numerous commissions. Her works have been heard in the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Far East. Her compositions are published by Frank E. Warren Music and the Hildegard Publishing Company.Lipper’s works are recorded by North/South Recordings, Musicians Showcase Recordings, Euterpe Recordings and Capstone Records.

Adam to Eve: A Retort

Year: 2008

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: for tenor and piano;
Poem by Joan Rudel;
written as a companion piece (or duet) to "Eve to Adam (In Consideration of their Brief Time Together)"
premiere: October 5, 2008, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Leaving

Year: 2008

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: for mezzo soprano and piano;
Poem by Joan Rudel'
Premiere: October 5, 2008, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Posted on the Fridge

Year: 2008

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Duet, written for soprano, mezzo soprano and piano. Humorous.
Poem by Joan Rudel;
Premiere: October 5, 2008, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Eve to Adam (In Consideration of their Brief Time Together)

Year: 2007

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: for mezzo soprano and piano, OR soprano and piano;
Poem by Joan Rudel; written as a companion piece (or duet) to "Adam to Eve: A Retort";
premiere: October 5, 2008, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Love Song (A Sonnet)

Year: 2007

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: for mezzo soprano and piano;
Poem by Joan Rudel;
Premiere: October 5, 2008, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Last Day at the Beach

Year: 2007

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Musical setting for mezzo soprano and piano of the poem, "Here I Don't Need Anyone", by Joan Rudel. Premiere: Oct. 5, 2008, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.

Crime

Year: 2006

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Song set to a poem by Ilsa Gilbert, commissioned by the poet. Premier March 25, 2007, St. Marks Church in the Bowery, NYC

Sunday Afternoon on the Ohio

Year: 2005

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: for soprano and piano;
from a poem by Ann Silsbee, from "The Book of Ga";
Premier March 29, 2006, Greenwich House, NYC

Matins

Year: 2004

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: for soprano and piano;
Poem by Ann Silsbee, from "Orioling";
Premier March 29, 2006, Greenwich House, NYC

Four Glimpses of Night

Year: 2003

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo woodwind instrument

Instruments: any woodwind, flute

Description: Four short movements for unaccompanied flute, inspired by the poem of the same name (in four stanzas)by Frank Marshall Davis. Commissioned by Nina Assimakopoulos for the "Laurels" Project, 2nd volume, projected CD release Winter 2008-09.

String Quartet No. 2 (Mind Games)

Year: 2003

Duration (in minutes): 10'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, string ensemble, string quartet

Instruments: any string, cello, viola, violin

Description: DALLIANCE, REMINISCENCE, IMPUDENCE String quartet: three selections from "Bagatelles for Piano", transcribed by the composer.

Quintet for Woodwinds

Year: 2001

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, woodwind quartet

Instruments: any brass, any woodwind, clarinet, flute, horn, oboe

Description: In three movements.
Russian premiere, Jan. 25, 2006, Moscow Composers House, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble

As I Walked Out One Evening

Year: 2001

Duration (in minutes): 10'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Poem by W. H. Auden;
Commission and premiere, April 27, 2001, Nancy Ellen Ogle (soprano) and Ginger Yang Hwalek (piano), Minsky Hall, Univ. of Maine

I Wish You Love

Year: 2000

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: A wedding/love song (words and music by Binnette Lipper) .

Prayer on the Threshold of Tomorrow

Year: 1999

Duration (in minutes): 10'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any low voice, any male voice, any medium voice, any string, any voice, any woodwind, bass voice, cello, flute, mezzo soprano, piano, soprano, tenor voice

Description: Written for SATB Choir, flute, cello and piano.
Based on a poem (1915) by Armenian poet laureate, Vahan Tekeyan (tr. from Armenian by D. Der Hovanessian)
Premiere, April 22, 2001, Moscow, Queen Catherine Palace Concert Hall, Tsarytsyna Ensemble;
Armenian premiere, June 18, 2001, Yerevan, Gomidas Halle, Sorgente Ensemble

Bagatelles for Piano

Year: 1998

Duration (in minutes): 22'39;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: piano

Description: Dalliance, Whimsy, Zephyr, Spatial Relations, Reminiscence, Impudence, Adventure
Premiere: Fechin Institute, Taos, New Mexico, Nov. 1999, A. Stoytcheva
Finalist in 2003 Renee B.Fisher Piano Composition Competition;
CD Recording: "American Women Composers" (2006) North/South Recordings, N/S R 1043
"Her seven Bagatelles...are terse and dramatically effective, the products of a first-class composer." (P. Burwasser, FANFARE, July/August 2008)
"...the elegant classicism of Lipper's Bagatelles..." (J. Sullivan, American Record Guide, March/April 2007)

Young Mage (Poem by Louise Bogan)

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: The Young Mage. Poem by Louise Bogan. Premier: October, 1997, by Nancy Ellen Ogle (Soprano) and Ginger Yang Hwalek (piano), Minsky Hall, University of Maine.

Horizons

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 16'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo string instrument

Instruments: violin

Description: Commissioned by C. Khimm; Premiere:Great Hall of Cooper Union, New York City, April 25, 1999, Matitiahu Braun, violin (presented by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts)
Armenian premiere: Chamber Music Hall, Yerevan, Armenia, July 21, 1999, Souren Akhnazarian, violin.
Russian premeier - Queen Catherine Palace Concert Hall, Moscow, March 25, 2000; CD, Musicians Showcase Recordings (M1015)
"Update Ravel's 'Tzigane' to the style of our time, and you have Lipper's 'Horizons.'" - David Denton, FANFARE, January 2001.

Trialogue

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 10'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, woodwind ensemble, woodwind trio

Instruments: any woodwind, bassoon, clarinet, flute

Publisher: Hildegard Publishing Co.

Description: Trialogue is a dialogue for three instruments (in one movement). Premiere, Hoff- Barthelson Music School Contemporary Festival, May 1998;
CD recording, "Horizons", Musicians Showcase Recordings (MS 1015)

Circles of Light

Year: 1996

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Description: Concerto in one movement for piano and string orchestra.
Winner of Margaret Fairbanks Jory Copy Assistance Grant, June '96; Commissioned by E. Ivanina for Amadeus String Orchestra, Moscow.
Recorded (2008) by North/South Recordings (N/S R 1048)

Three For Five (Capriccio; Con Sentimento; Moto Perpetuo)

Year: 1995

Duration (in minutes): 15'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, woodwind ensemble

Instruments: any woodwind, flute, oboe

Description: bn, pn, perc (vib, xyl, timp, sn drum, triangle, tambourine, temple blocks, woodblock) Three movements for five players. Russian premiere, Great Hall of Composers, Moscow Autumn Festival, Nov. 1995; E. Ivanina, piano; A. Korneyev, flute; A. Sheyin, oboe; A. Sizov, bassoon; A. Suvorov, percussion. CD: North/South Recordings (N/S R1017)

Sonata for Piano, No. 3

Year: 1994

Duration (in minutes): 19'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Languid; Con moto; Con fuoco.
Moscow premiere, May 1995, E. Ivanina.
CD recording, "American Women Composers"(2006), North/South Recordings (N/S R 1043);
"The most substantial work on the disc is the three-movement Sonata No.3...This music is defined by sinew and intelligence, making a strong and bracing impression without a trace of
condescension... ...If there is anger or regret in these pages, it is subsumed by an intricate construction and compelling chromaticism." (P.Burwasser, FANFARE, July/August 2008)

Celebration Variations

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): 15'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: horn, tenor saxophone

Description: Commission and premiere, Hoff-Barthelson Music School, May 1992; Theme and 5 variations for chamber orchestra; suitable for students. Each variation highlights one instrument or group, and can be excerpted from the piece to stand on its own as a separate work.
The variations are orchestrated thus: Theme: Solo clarinet; Var. 1: 4 flutes (or multiples); Var. 2: piano solo; Var. 3: horn, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones; Var. 4: flute, clarinet, piano; Var. 5: 4 flutes, 4 clarinets, 4 saxophones.

Hat Song

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Poem by Audrey Colombe, "Fall Poem, Mid-way Past the Equinox" Premiere: October 1997, by Nancy Ellen Ogle (soprano) and Ginger Yang Hwalek (piano), Minsky Hall, University of Maine.

Interludes (Fantasy, Recollections, Flight)

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): 10'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, cello, flute, violin

Description: Commission and Premiere, Crescent Trio, May 1989
"...Lipper writes utterly unpretentious music, extremely well crafted and wonderfully melodic." - John Story, FANFARE, January 2001.
"The interplay among instruments and flowing lines evoking many moods made this a most successsful piece." - Women's News;
CD, Musicians Showcase Recordings (MS 1015)

Sonnets (Three sonnets of William Shakespeare)

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): 10'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any medium voice, any string, any voice, cello, mezzo soprano, piano, soprano

Description: Sonnets: "When In Disgrace With Fortune..."; "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?"; "Some Glory in their Birth...". Three sonnets of William Shakespeare, suitable for either mezzo-soprano or soprano, with cello and piano accompaniment.

String Quartet No. 1 (in three movements)

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): 11'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, string ensemble, string quartet

Instruments: any string, cello, viola, violin

Description: CD recording "Horizons" (2000)by Musicians Showcase Recordings. (MS 1015)
"The String Quartet... has an easy attraction to anyone who counts the Shostakovich quartets among his or her favorite works." (David Denton, FANFARE January 2001)

Fantasy For Oboe And Piano

Year: 1986

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo woodwind with piano

Instruments: any woodwind, oboe, piano

Description: Commission and premiered, 1986, Edgemont (NY) Council for Arts.

Two Yeats Songs: For Anne Gregory, The Fiddler Of Dooney

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: mez, pn (poems by W. B. Yeats) Two songs usually performed together. "...astonishingly accomplished..." - Patent Trader

Chorale And Escapade

Year: 1984

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: brass ensemble, brass quintet, larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players

Instruments: any brass, horn, trombone, trumpet

Dark Hills (Piano and Voice version)

Year: 1984

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Poem by E. A. Robinson.

Dark Hills (Chamber Ensemble and Voice version)

Year: 1984

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any medium voice, any string, any voice, cello, mezzo soprano, piano

Description: Poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson

Soliloquy For Clarinet

Year: 1983

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo woodwind instrument

Instruments: any woodwind, clarinet

Publisher: Frank E. Warren Music Service

Description: Theme and 6 variations for unaccompanied clarinet in Bb or A.

Meteorology (Heat Lightning, Drizzling, Sunsparkle, Ice Night)

Year: 1983

Duration (in minutes): 12'39;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: piano

Description: Four movements depicting the weather;
Bulgarian premiere (Sofia), June 1996, A. Stoytcheva;
Canadian permiere (Toronto) 1996, A. Stoytcheva

Sonata for Piano, No. 2

Year: 1982

Duration (in minutes): 21'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Adagio/Allegro; Allegretto grazioso; Largo.

Five Duets For Cello And Piano

Year: 1981

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo instrument with piano, solo string with piano

Instruments: any string, cello, piano

Description: Five Duets For Cello And Piano: Prologue; Andante Cantabile; Sherzino; Fantasia; Epilogue.
"... lined with imaginativeness ..." - Gannett.

If The Owl Calls Again (Poem by John Haines)

Year: 1981

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Trio (for Piano, Violin And Cello)

Year: 1981

Duration (in minutes): 11'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, piano trio (vln, vc, pno), small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, cello, piano, violin

Description: Three Movements: Allegro con brio, Scherzo, Moderato.

Sonata for Piano, No. 1

Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): 16'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Allegro; Scherzo; Adagio; Presto.

Theme and Variations for Four Hands

Year: 1976

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Places

Year: 1976

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Fourteenth of July; Over Cork; Sea Abbey; Avila; A Welsh Tale; Alpine Cable Car; The Firs; Street Organ.
Eight short pieces for piano, depicting travels. Easy through intermediate, for either children or adults.

Gavotte For Woodwinds

Year: 1975

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, woodwind ensemble, woodwind quartet

Instruments: any woodwind, bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe

Description: "...sparlked with engaging dialogues between instruments and interesting tempos..." - Gannett

Horizons

Interludes: Fantasy, Recollections, Flight (for flute, violin and cello)
Horizons (for unaccompanied violin)
Trialogue (for flute, clarinet and bassoon)
Quartet for Strings (No. 1): Moderato, Allegretto, Fugue

Composers: Binnette Lipper

Label: MSR Classics

Product ID: MS 1015

Buy URL: http://www.musiciansshowcase.com

Buy URL 2: http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/Drilldown?name_id1=7193&name_role1=1&bcorder=1&comp_id=89825

Truth About Love: Music and the Poetry of W. H. Auden

"As I Walked Out One Evening"

Composers: Binnette Lipper and others

Label: Capstone Records

Product ID: CPS-8702

Buy URL: www.capstonerecords.myshopify.com

Buy URL 2: www.arkivmusic.com

Arcadian Murmurs, Vol. 1

Flute Flight
(and others)

Composers: Binnette Lipper (and others)

Product ID: ER202

Buy URL: http://www.NinaAssimakopoulos.com

Points of Entry: The Laurels Project, Vol. 2

Performers: Bryan Guarnuccio, Katherine Kemler, Nancy Stagnitta, Nina Assimakopoulos, Terri Sundberg

Composers: Binnette Lipper, Ruth Schonthal, Faye-Ellen Silverman, Joyce Hope Suskind, and others

Label: Capstone Records

Product ID: B001FA2WC8

Buy URL: http://www.amazon.com/Points-Entry-Laurels-Project-Vol/dp/B001FA2WC8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=

American Women Composers

Compositions include: Sonata for Piano no 3 by Binnette Lipper, Bagatelles (7) for Piano by Binnette Lipper, Light from the Cliffs by Hilary Tann, Music for Midwinter by I'lana Sandra Cotton and Fantasia by Mary J. Van Appledorn
Max Lifchitz, pianist.
Garnered 2006 Grammy nominations in two categories: Best Classical Album and Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)

Composers: Binnette Lipper, Hilary Tann, & others

Label: North/South Recordings

Product ID: N/S R 1043

Buy URL: http://www.northsouthmusic.org/product.asp?dept_level=2&p_id=1043

BIOGRAPHY
Binnette Lipper received her music education at Hunter College and the Juilliard School. She studied composition privately with Ludmila Ulehla, Ron Herder and Meyer Kupferman. Formerly on the faculty of Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale, NY, for many years, Lipper now serves on the school's board of trustees. An active member of the New York Women Composers, Lipper is the recipient of an American Music Center grant, Meet-the-Composer Grants, ASCAPlus Awards, and numerous commissions. Her works have been heard in the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Far East. Her compositions are published by Frank E. Warren Music and the Hildegard Publishing Company.Lipper’s works are recorded by North/South Recordings, Musicians Showcase Recordings, Euterpe Recordings and Capstone Records.
COMPOSITIONS

Adam to Eve: A Retort

Year: 2008

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: for tenor and piano;
Poem by Joan Rudel;
written as a companion piece (or duet) to "Eve to Adam (In Consideration of their Brief Time Together)"
premiere: October 5, 2008, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Leaving

Year: 2008

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: for mezzo soprano and piano;
Poem by Joan Rudel'
Premiere: October 5, 2008, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Posted on the Fridge

Year: 2008

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Duet, written for soprano, mezzo soprano and piano. Humorous.
Poem by Joan Rudel;
Premiere: October 5, 2008, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Eve to Adam (In Consideration of their Brief Time Together)

Year: 2007

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: for mezzo soprano and piano, OR soprano and piano;
Poem by Joan Rudel; written as a companion piece (or duet) to "Adam to Eve: A Retort";
premiere: October 5, 2008, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Love Song (A Sonnet)

Year: 2007

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: for mezzo soprano and piano;
Poem by Joan Rudel;
Premiere: October 5, 2008, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Last Day at the Beach

Year: 2007

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Musical setting for mezzo soprano and piano of the poem, "Here I Don't Need Anyone", by Joan Rudel. Premiere: Oct. 5, 2008, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.

Crime

Year: 2006

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Song set to a poem by Ilsa Gilbert, commissioned by the poet. Premier March 25, 2007, St. Marks Church in the Bowery, NYC

Sunday Afternoon on the Ohio

Year: 2005

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: for soprano and piano;
from a poem by Ann Silsbee, from "The Book of Ga";
Premier March 29, 2006, Greenwich House, NYC

Matins

Year: 2004

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: for soprano and piano;
Poem by Ann Silsbee, from "Orioling";
Premier March 29, 2006, Greenwich House, NYC

Four Glimpses of Night

Year: 2003

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo woodwind instrument

Instruments: any woodwind, flute

Description: Four short movements for unaccompanied flute, inspired by the poem of the same name (in four stanzas)by Frank Marshall Davis. Commissioned by Nina Assimakopoulos for the "Laurels" Project, 2nd volume, projected CD release Winter 2008-09.

String Quartet No. 2 (Mind Games)

Year: 2003

Duration (in minutes): 10'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, string ensemble, string quartet

Instruments: any string, cello, viola, violin

Description: DALLIANCE, REMINISCENCE, IMPUDENCE String quartet: three selections from "Bagatelles for Piano", transcribed by the composer.

Quintet for Woodwinds

Year: 2001

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, woodwind quartet

Instruments: any brass, any woodwind, clarinet, flute, horn, oboe

Description: In three movements.
Russian premiere, Jan. 25, 2006, Moscow Composers House, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble

As I Walked Out One Evening

Year: 2001

Duration (in minutes): 10'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Poem by W. H. Auden;
Commission and premiere, April 27, 2001, Nancy Ellen Ogle (soprano) and Ginger Yang Hwalek (piano), Minsky Hall, Univ. of Maine

I Wish You Love

Year: 2000

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: A wedding/love song (words and music by Binnette Lipper) .

Prayer on the Threshold of Tomorrow

Year: 1999

Duration (in minutes): 10'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any low voice, any male voice, any medium voice, any string, any voice, any woodwind, bass voice, cello, flute, mezzo soprano, piano, soprano, tenor voice

Description: Written for SATB Choir, flute, cello and piano.
Based on a poem (1915) by Armenian poet laureate, Vahan Tekeyan (tr. from Armenian by D. Der Hovanessian)
Premiere, April 22, 2001, Moscow, Queen Catherine Palace Concert Hall, Tsarytsyna Ensemble;
Armenian premiere, June 18, 2001, Yerevan, Gomidas Halle, Sorgente Ensemble

Bagatelles for Piano

Year: 1998

Duration (in minutes): 22'39;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: piano

Description: Dalliance, Whimsy, Zephyr, Spatial Relations, Reminiscence, Impudence, Adventure
Premiere: Fechin Institute, Taos, New Mexico, Nov. 1999, A. Stoytcheva
Finalist in 2003 Renee B.Fisher Piano Composition Competition;
CD Recording: "American Women Composers" (2006) North/South Recordings, N/S R 1043
"Her seven Bagatelles...are terse and dramatically effective, the products of a first-class composer." (P. Burwasser, FANFARE, July/August 2008)
"...the elegant classicism of Lipper's Bagatelles..." (J. Sullivan, American Record Guide, March/April 2007)

Young Mage (Poem by Louise Bogan)

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: The Young Mage. Poem by Louise Bogan. Premier: October, 1997, by Nancy Ellen Ogle (Soprano) and Ginger Yang Hwalek (piano), Minsky Hall, University of Maine.

Horizons

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 16'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo string instrument

Instruments: violin

Description: Commissioned by C. Khimm; Premiere:Great Hall of Cooper Union, New York City, April 25, 1999, Matitiahu Braun, violin (presented by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts)
Armenian premiere: Chamber Music Hall, Yerevan, Armenia, July 21, 1999, Souren Akhnazarian, violin.
Russian premeier - Queen Catherine Palace Concert Hall, Moscow, March 25, 2000; CD, Musicians Showcase Recordings (M1015)
"Update Ravel's 'Tzigane' to the style of our time, and you have Lipper's 'Horizons.'" - David Denton, FANFARE, January 2001.

Trialogue

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 10'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, woodwind ensemble, woodwind trio

Instruments: any woodwind, bassoon, clarinet, flute

Publisher: Hildegard Publishing Co.

Description: Trialogue is a dialogue for three instruments (in one movement). Premiere, Hoff- Barthelson Music School Contemporary Festival, May 1998;
CD recording, "Horizons", Musicians Showcase Recordings (MS 1015)

Circles of Light

Year: 1996

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Description: Concerto in one movement for piano and string orchestra.
Winner of Margaret Fairbanks Jory Copy Assistance Grant, June '96; Commissioned by E. Ivanina for Amadeus String Orchestra, Moscow.
Recorded (2008) by North/South Recordings (N/S R 1048)

Three For Five (Capriccio; Con Sentimento; Moto Perpetuo)

Year: 1995

Duration (in minutes): 15'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, woodwind ensemble

Instruments: any woodwind, flute, oboe

Description: bn, pn, perc (vib, xyl, timp, sn drum, triangle, tambourine, temple blocks, woodblock) Three movements for five players. Russian premiere, Great Hall of Composers, Moscow Autumn Festival, Nov. 1995; E. Ivanina, piano; A. Korneyev, flute; A. Sheyin, oboe; A. Sizov, bassoon; A. Suvorov, percussion. CD: North/South Recordings (N/S R1017)

Sonata for Piano, No. 3

Year: 1994

Duration (in minutes): 19'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Languid; Con moto; Con fuoco.
Moscow premiere, May 1995, E. Ivanina.
CD recording, "American Women Composers"(2006), North/South Recordings (N/S R 1043);
"The most substantial work on the disc is the three-movement Sonata No.3...This music is defined by sinew and intelligence, making a strong and bracing impression without a trace of
condescension... ...If there is anger or regret in these pages, it is subsumed by an intricate construction and compelling chromaticism." (P.Burwasser, FANFARE, July/August 2008)

Celebration Variations

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): 15'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: horn, tenor saxophone

Description: Commission and premiere, Hoff-Barthelson Music School, May 1992; Theme and 5 variations for chamber orchestra; suitable for students. Each variation highlights one instrument or group, and can be excerpted from the piece to stand on its own as a separate work.
The variations are orchestrated thus: Theme: Solo clarinet; Var. 1: 4 flutes (or multiples); Var. 2: piano solo; Var. 3: horn, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones; Var. 4: flute, clarinet, piano; Var. 5: 4 flutes, 4 clarinets, 4 saxophones.

Hat Song

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Poem by Audrey Colombe, "Fall Poem, Mid-way Past the Equinox" Premiere: October 1997, by Nancy Ellen Ogle (soprano) and Ginger Yang Hwalek (piano), Minsky Hall, University of Maine.

Interludes (Fantasy, Recollections, Flight)

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): 10'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, cello, flute, violin

Description: Commission and Premiere, Crescent Trio, May 1989
"...Lipper writes utterly unpretentious music, extremely well crafted and wonderfully melodic." - John Story, FANFARE, January 2001.
"The interplay among instruments and flowing lines evoking many moods made this a most successsful piece." - Women's News;
CD, Musicians Showcase Recordings (MS 1015)

Sonnets (Three sonnets of William Shakespeare)

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): 10'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any medium voice, any string, any voice, cello, mezzo soprano, piano, soprano

Description: Sonnets: "When In Disgrace With Fortune..."; "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?"; "Some Glory in their Birth...". Three sonnets of William Shakespeare, suitable for either mezzo-soprano or soprano, with cello and piano accompaniment.

String Quartet No. 1 (in three movements)

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): 11'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, string ensemble, string quartet

Instruments: any string, cello, viola, violin

Description: CD recording "Horizons" (2000)by Musicians Showcase Recordings. (MS 1015)
"The String Quartet... has an easy attraction to anyone who counts the Shostakovich quartets among his or her favorite works." (David Denton, FANFARE January 2001)

Fantasy For Oboe And Piano

Year: 1986

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo woodwind with piano

Instruments: any woodwind, oboe, piano

Description: Commission and premiered, 1986, Edgemont (NY) Council for Arts.

Two Yeats Songs: For Anne Gregory, The Fiddler Of Dooney

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: mez, pn (poems by W. B. Yeats) Two songs usually performed together. "...astonishingly accomplished..." - Patent Trader

Chorale And Escapade

Year: 1984

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: brass ensemble, brass quintet, larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players

Instruments: any brass, horn, trombone, trumpet

Dark Hills (Piano and Voice version)

Year: 1984

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Poem by E. A. Robinson.

Dark Hills (Chamber Ensemble and Voice version)

Year: 1984

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any medium voice, any string, any voice, cello, mezzo soprano, piano

Description: Poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson

Soliloquy For Clarinet

Year: 1983

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo woodwind instrument

Instruments: any woodwind, clarinet

Publisher: Frank E. Warren Music Service

Description: Theme and 6 variations for unaccompanied clarinet in Bb or A.

Meteorology (Heat Lightning, Drizzling, Sunsparkle, Ice Night)

Year: 1983

Duration (in minutes): 12'39;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: piano

Description: Four movements depicting the weather;
Bulgarian premiere (Sofia), June 1996, A. Stoytcheva;
Canadian permiere (Toronto) 1996, A. Stoytcheva

Sonata for Piano, No. 2

Year: 1982

Duration (in minutes): 21'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Adagio/Allegro; Allegretto grazioso; Largo.

Five Duets For Cello And Piano

Year: 1981

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo instrument with piano, solo string with piano

Instruments: any string, cello, piano

Description: Five Duets For Cello And Piano: Prologue; Andante Cantabile; Sherzino; Fantasia; Epilogue.
"... lined with imaginativeness ..." - Gannett.

If The Owl Calls Again (Poem by John Haines)

Year: 1981

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Trio (for Piano, Violin And Cello)

Year: 1981

Duration (in minutes): 11'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, piano trio (vln, vc, pno), small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, cello, piano, violin

Description: Three Movements: Allegro con brio, Scherzo, Moderato.

Sonata for Piano, No. 1

Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): 16'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Allegro; Scherzo; Adagio; Presto.

Theme and Variations for Four Hands

Year: 1976

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Places

Year: 1976

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Fourteenth of July; Over Cork; Sea Abbey; Avila; A Welsh Tale; Alpine Cable Car; The Firs; Street Organ.
Eight short pieces for piano, depicting travels. Easy through intermediate, for either children or adults.

Gavotte For Woodwinds

Year: 1975

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, woodwind ensemble, woodwind quartet

Instruments: any woodwind, bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe

Description: "...sparlked with engaging dialogues between instruments and interesting tempos..." - Gannett

CDs

Horizons

Interludes: Fantasy, Recollections, Flight (for flute, violin and cello)
Horizons (for unaccompanied violin)
Trialogue (for flute, clarinet and bassoon)
Quartet for Strings (No. 1): Moderato, Allegretto, Fugue

Composers: Binnette Lipper

Label: MSR Classics

Product ID: MS 1015

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Truth About Love: Music and the Poetry of W. H. Auden

"As I Walked Out One Evening"

Composers: Binnette Lipper and others

Label: Capstone Records

Product ID: CPS-8702

Buy URL 2: www.arkivmusic.com

Arcadian Murmurs, Vol. 1

Flute Flight
(and others)

Composers: Binnette Lipper (and others)

Product ID: ER202

Points of Entry: The Laurels Project, Vol. 2

Performers: Bryan Guarnuccio, Katherine Kemler, Nancy Stagnitta, Nina Assimakopoulos, Terri Sundberg

Composers: Binnette Lipper, Ruth Schonthal, Faye-Ellen Silverman, Joyce Hope Suskind, and others

Label: Capstone Records

Product ID: B001FA2WC8

American Women Composers

Compositions include: Sonata for Piano no 3 by Binnette Lipper, Bagatelles (7) for Piano by Binnette Lipper, Light from the Cliffs by Hilary Tann, Music for Midwinter by I'lana Sandra Cotton and Fantasia by Mary J. Van Appledorn
Max Lifchitz, pianist.
Garnered 2006 Grammy nominations in two categories: Best Classical Album and Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)

Composers: Binnette Lipper, Hilary Tann, & others

Label: North/South Recordings

Product ID: N/S R 1043

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