Catherine Neville

https://www.catherinenevillecomposer.com/

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Catherine Neville

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Catherine Neville’s music has been performed and commissioned by ensembles and solo artists alike: from solo violin in San Diego to toy piano in Boston, to The Heavy Metal Trio of the University of Central Oklahoma and Ictus Novus, electric guitar and percussion duo of New York.  Her debut album, Hold Your Center, was released in May of 2022 on all streaming platforms, exploring themes of self-discovery. Neville’s music has been spotlighted in The Cello Museum and the Flute Examiner.

A clarinetist, Mrs. Neville has performed with several chamber and orchestral ensembles in the New York City area and has performed as a solo recitalist in venues across Long Island. She was a contributing editor to Serve the Music, a book of modern technique for clarinet, with Lawrence Sobol, in 2010. As a music educator, Mrs. Neville teaches Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Music Theory courses for high school students.

Neville graduated from the Aaron Copland School of Music in Queens, NY, in 2022 (MS, composition) Queens College granted Neville the “Hugo Weisgall Award for Music Theory and Composition” the same year. An alumna of Interlochen Arts Academy, Neville holds degrees from Hofstra University, (MS music education, 2001) and the State University of New York at Stony Brook (BA music performance, 1999).

Leaving This Earthly Plane

Year: 2020

Duration (in minutes): 6 min

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

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

Score PDF: leaving_this_earthly_plane_-_full_score-5.pdf

Description: For flute and string trio, this music reflects a soul's journey into another world. From a somber beginning, the soul dances joyfully to a better place.

Danses, for Solo Violin

Year: 2020

Duration (in minutes): 4 min

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo string instrument

Instruments: violin

Description: Commissioned and premiered by Dan Flanagan, after an 1898 lithograph of the same name by Fantin-Latour. This work for solo violin depicts the flowing movement of the woman in the lithograph.

Autumn, for Chamber Orchestra

Year: 2020

Duration (in minutes): 6 min

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players

Instruments: any brass, any string, any woodwind, bassoon, clarinet, contrabass, flute, horn, trombone, trumpet, viola, violin

Score PDF: neville_autumn_full_score-5.pdf

Description: Created with hiking in mind, this music expresses the memory of walking in the woods in the fall.

Prelude for Organ

Year: 2020

Duration (in minutes): 5 min

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo instrument other than piano

Instruments: organ

Description: Composed in December of 2020, this piece depicts the grief and anger of surviving during a pandemic.

Dreams/Take Heart

Year: 2020

Duration (in minutes): 4 min

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Score PDF: dreams.take_heart_-_full_score-5.pdf

Description: An art song for soprano and piano using poetry by Langston Hughes, "Dreams," published 1922, and "Take Heart," Madison Julius Cawein, published 1913. Composed in March of 2020, this song is a reminder to us all that spring will come again.
Dreams - BY LANGSTON HUGHES
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.
Take Heart - BY MADISON JULIUS CAWEIN
Take heart again. Joy may be lost awhile.
It is not always Spring.
And even now from some far Summer Isle
Hither the birds may wing.

Year: 2022

1. Attitudes—solo clarinet
2. I’d Like to Hear More of This—clarinet, viola, guitar
3. Dreams/Take Heart—soprano, clarinet, piano
4. August Meditations—clarinet and bassoon
5. Mukuntuweap—reed trio and piano
movement 1: Sanctuary 3:35
movement 2 Grafton 3:40
movement 3 Mukuntuweap
6. Danses—solo violin
7. Idyll, solo violin
8. Hold Your Center, solo viola
9. Eighteen Lava Lamps—marimba and Orff ensemble

Composers: Catherine Neville

Label: Polyphony

Label's Website: https://www.polyphonyartists.com/

Buy URL: https://music.apple.com/us/album/hold-your-center/1616934115

Buy URL 2: https://open.spotify.com/album/23ePar6ooE7WkvNyMcmQzF

BIOGRAPHY
Catherine Neville’s music has been performed and commissioned by ensembles and solo artists alike: from solo violin in San Diego to toy piano in Boston, to The Heavy Metal Trio of the University of Central Oklahoma and Ictus Novus, electric guitar and percussion duo of New York.  Her debut album, Hold Your Center, was released in May of 2022 on all streaming platforms, exploring themes of self-discovery. Neville’s music has been spotlighted in The Cello Museum and the Flute Examiner.

A clarinetist, Mrs. Neville has performed with several chamber and orchestral ensembles in the New York City area and has performed as a solo recitalist in venues across Long Island. She was a contributing editor to Serve the Music, a book of modern technique for clarinet, with Lawrence Sobol, in 2010. As a music educator, Mrs. Neville teaches Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Music Theory courses for high school students.

Neville graduated from the Aaron Copland School of Music in Queens, NY, in 2022 (MS, composition) Queens College granted Neville the “Hugo Weisgall Award for Music Theory and Composition” the same year. An alumna of Interlochen Arts Academy, Neville holds degrees from Hofstra University, (MS music education, 2001) and the State University of New York at Stony Brook (BA music performance, 1999).
COMPOSITIONS

Leaving This Earthly Plane

Year: 2020

Duration (in minutes): 6 min

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

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

Score PDF: leaving_this_earthly_plane_-_full_score-5.pdf

Description: For flute and string trio, this music reflects a soul's journey into another world. From a somber beginning, the soul dances joyfully to a better place.

Danses, for Solo Violin

Year: 2020

Duration (in minutes): 4 min

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo string instrument

Instruments: violin

Description: Commissioned and premiered by Dan Flanagan, after an 1898 lithograph of the same name by Fantin-Latour. This work for solo violin depicts the flowing movement of the woman in the lithograph.

Autumn, for Chamber Orchestra

Year: 2020

Duration (in minutes): 6 min

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players

Instruments: any brass, any string, any woodwind, bassoon, clarinet, contrabass, flute, horn, trombone, trumpet, viola, violin

Score PDF: neville_autumn_full_score-5.pdf

Description: Created with hiking in mind, this music expresses the memory of walking in the woods in the fall.

Prelude for Organ

Year: 2020

Duration (in minutes): 5 min

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo instrument other than piano

Instruments: organ

Description: Composed in December of 2020, this piece depicts the grief and anger of surviving during a pandemic.

Dreams/Take Heart

Year: 2020

Duration (in minutes): 4 min

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Score PDF: dreams.take_heart_-_full_score-5.pdf

Description: An art song for soprano and piano using poetry by Langston Hughes, "Dreams," published 1922, and "Take Heart," Madison Julius Cawein, published 1913. Composed in March of 2020, this song is a reminder to us all that spring will come again.
Dreams - BY LANGSTON HUGHES
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.
Take Heart - BY MADISON JULIUS CAWEIN
Take heart again. Joy may be lost awhile.
It is not always Spring.
And even now from some far Summer Isle
Hither the birds may wing.

CDs

Year: 2022

1. Attitudes—solo clarinet
2. I’d Like to Hear More of This—clarinet, viola, guitar
3. Dreams/Take Heart—soprano, clarinet, piano
4. August Meditations—clarinet and bassoon
5. Mukuntuweap—reed trio and piano
movement 1: Sanctuary 3:35
movement 2 Grafton 3:40
movement 3 Mukuntuweap
6. Danses—solo violin
7. Idyll, solo violin
8. Hold Your Center, solo viola
9. Eighteen Lava Lamps—marimba and Orff ensemble

Composers: Catherine Neville

Label: Polyphony

Label's Website: https://www.polyphonyartists.com/

Buy URL 2: https://open.spotify.com/album/23ePar6ooE7WkvNyMcmQzF

VIDEOS
NEWS POST