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Joelle Wallach composes music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo voices and choruses. Her String Quartet 1995 was the American Composers Alliance nominee for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize in Music. The New York Philharmonic Ensembles premiered her octet, From the Forest of Chimneys, written to celebrate their 10th anniversary; and the New York Choral Society commissioned her secular oratorio, Toward a Time of Renewal, for 200 voices and orchestra to commemorate their 35th Anniversary Season in Carnegie Hall. Wallach's ballet, Glancing Below, a 1999 Juilliard Dance Theater showcase production originally commissioned by the Carlisle Project, was premiered in Philadelphia during the summer of 1994, entered the repertory of the Hartford Ballet in February 1995, and received its New York City premiere that June. As early as 1980 her choral work, On the Beach at Night Alone, won first prize in the Inter-American Music Awards. Wallach grew up in Morocco, but makes her home in New York City, where she was born. Her early training in piano, voice, theory, bassoon and violin included study at the Juilliard Preparatory Division, and she earned bachelors and masters degrees at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University respectively. In 1984 the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with John Corigliano, granted her its first doctorate in composition. A pre-concert lecturer for the New York Philharmonic for several subscription series, Ms. Wallach speaks on a broad range of musical subjects, bringing fresh insights to familiar works and opening doors to modern ones and to those less frequently heard.

String Quartet 1999

Year: 1999

Duration (in minutes): 13'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, cello, viola, violin

Description: Commisioned by the Ariona Friends of Chamber Music for the Maia Quartet. Recording on Capstone Records (CPS-8689 - Shadow, Sighs and Songs of Longing: Music for Strings.

Loveletter (Postmark San Jose)

Year: 1998

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Description: A tiny, tender tuba rhapsody.

Revisitation of Myth

Year: 1998

Duration (in minutes): 17'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, any voice, piano, viola

Description: 4 song cycle about new interpretations of familiar myths.

Nightwatch(Orchestra version)

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: flute, harp

Description: strs., high voice. Two tiny love songs.

Sextet

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 12'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument quintet, woodwind quartet

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

Eulogy

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument ensemble, string quartet

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any saxophone, any string, any voice, any woodwind, cello, oboe, oboe d'amore, soprano, soprano saxophone, viola, violin

Incantation

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: A flowing benediction. Text by Carl Sandburg.

Nightwatch(Chamber version)

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument ensemble, orchestra and chamber orchestra, piano, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble, solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: any brass, any string, any woodwind, cello, clarinet, contrabass, flute, harp, horn, oboe, piano, soprano, tenor voice, viola, violin

Publisher: Classical Vocal Reprints

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Outside URL: https://joellewallach.com/composition/nightwatch/

Score PDF: NIGHTWATCH-Joelle-Wallach-ORCH-SCORE.pdf

Text PDF: Total-JW-Nightwatch-piano-NoY.pdf

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Description: high voice. Two tiny love songs with texts by Madeleine Tiger and William Stafford

In Memory the Heart Still Sings

Year: 1995

Duration (in minutes): 12'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: clarinet, flute, horn, percussion

Description: A rhapsody for solo clarinet and orchestra.

String Quartet

Year: 1995

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, cello, viola, violin

Description: Recording on Shadow, Sighs and Songs of Longing: Music for Strings - Capstone Records (CPS-8689)

In This My Green, Green World

Year: 1995

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: any high voice, mezzo soprano, piano, soprano, tenor voice

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Outside URL: www.joellewallach.com

Score PDF: GreenMusicTitle.pdf

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Description: A cycle of seven verdent love songs with texts by poets Kenneth Patchen, e.e.cummings, Neal Bowers, William Stafford

Toward A Time Of Renewal

Year: 1994

Duration (in minutes): 25'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: opera

Publisher: E. C. Schirmer

Description: commissioned by the New York Choral Society.

Glancing Below

Year: 1994

Duration (in minutes): 16'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: ballet/dance

Description: Ballet commissoined by the Carlyle Project for 7 players. Commissioned and premiered in Philadelphia by the Carlisle Project and the Pennsylvania Ballets, August 3, 1994. Hartford Ballet and Hartford Symphony premiered February 24, 25, 26, 1995. Juilliard Dance Theatre Showcase Presentation, February 18-21, 1999

Daughters Of Silence

Year: 1994

Duration (in minutes): 17'

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: any female voice, piano, soprano

Publisher: Classical Vocal Reprints

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Outside URL: https://joellewallach.com/composition/daughters-of-silence/

Text PDF: DaughtersTEXTS.pdf

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Description: Eight songs about experiences of women

Daughters of Silence
Woman Kills Sweetheart with Bowling Ball
Oregon Trail Journal
When I Couldn’t Afford Poetry
Epistolary
Rape
Hymn from the House of Trouble
Kneading Bread
Joelle Wallach’s cycle of eight songs, Daughters of Silence, covers a broad range of subjects dealing with experiences specific to women. Except for the song based on a real classified ad (which had only a box number), each song is based on a poem by one of five living American women poets, Teresa Anderson, Inzer Byers, Susan Donnelly, Laura Kashiske and Madeline Tiger.

The first song of the group, Daughters of Silence speaks of the spiritual maiming of women through learned self-effacement. Woman Kills Sweetheart With Bowling Ball, the second song in the group, deals with the emotion forbidden to women—rage.

The painful rather than romantic experience of women on the American Frontier is the subject of the third song, Oregon Trail Journal. The resentment and longing of the fourth song, When I Couldn’t Afford Poetry are a product of a similar servitude in our own time.

Epistolary is a setting of a real personal classified advertisement from The New York Review of Books. It is wistful yet a little brash and funny as well. Like the phenomenon of personal ads, it is of our own time but recalls a Romantic ideal.

The alternately sad and agitated sixth song, Rape, evokes the pervasive alternation of sorrow and violation that rape can impart to all other seemingly unrelated experiences of a woman’s life.

Hymn from the House of Trouble, profiles the anguish and regret with which a woman leaves a destructive man.

And the very last song, Kneading Bread examines a cross-cultural activity of women almost everywhere and implies the commonality of their larger experience and the tender inclusion of men and boys in their lives.

Partings And Farewells

Year: 1994

Duration (in minutes): 16'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: any female voice, any male voice, any voice, baritone voice, bass voice, mezzo soprano, piano, soprano, tenor voice

Publisher: Classical Vocal Reprints

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Outside URL: https://joellewallach.com/composition/partings-and-farewells/

Score PDF: CompletePartingsTitScoreConents.pdf

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Description: Six songs of partings and farewells with text by Madeleine Tiger, William Stafford, Theodore Roethke, Carl Sandburg, Denise Levertov

Where Angels May Lie Down Down Among Us

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe, trumpet

Description: tbn, 2 perc, hp, pn, strs; or "Lake Placid Version" 1111 111, 1 perc, pn, strs A chamber symphony.

Music For Manda

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, guitar

Sweet Briar Elegies

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any saxophone, any voice, any woodwind, clarinet, piano, soprano, soprano saxophone

Publisher: To the Fore Publishers

Shadow, Sighs And Songs Of Longing

Year: 1991

Duration (in minutes): 16'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: harp, percussion

Publisher: E. C. Schirmer

Description: vc, strs. A dramatic, yet lyric, cello concerto. Recording on Shadow, Sighs and Songs of Longing: Music for Strings - Capstone Records (CPS-8689)

From The Forest Of Chimneys

Year: 1991

Duration (in minutes): 17'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument ensemble

Instruments: any brass, any string, any woodwind, bassoon, cello, clarinet, contrabass, horn, viola, violin

Description: An octet written for the New York Philharmonic Ensemble, prem. Oct 1992.

Midnight Menageries

Year: 1991

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Sticky Grimaces, Toothy Grins

Year: 1991

Duration (in minutes): 12'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: percussion, piano

Songs For An Unborn Child

Year: 1991

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: any female voice, any male voice, any voice, baritone voice, bass voice, mezzo soprano, piano, soprano, tenor voice

Publisher: Classical Vocal Reprints

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Score PDF: Songs-for-an-Unborn-Child-ScoreTitle.pdf

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Description: A cycle of three songs with texts by Len Roberts reflecting the complex emotions of either parent after a miscarriage or abortion.

Tiger's Tail

Year: 1990

Duration (in minutes): Tiger'39;s

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Publisher: E. C. Schirmer

Description: perc, hp, 2 bs, 16 vln, 8 vla, 4 vc also 10' version for 4-hand piano. Recording on Vienna Modern Masters, Music from Six Continents (CD#3003)

Sweet Briar Elegies(Large Chamber version)

Year: 1990

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any saxophone, any string, any voice, any woodwind, cello, soprano, soprano saxophone

Publisher: To the Fore Publishers

Ephemeris

Year: 1990

Duration (in minutes): 13'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: any high voice, any medium voice, any voice, baritone voice, mezzo soprano, piano, soprano, tenor voice

Publisher: Classical Vocal Reprints

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Outside URL: https://joellewallach.com/composition/ephemeris/

Text PDF: Ephemeris-Texts.pdf

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Description: Five songs of daily private life:
Waiting for the Moon
Insomnia
Angry at the Music
Death
A Clear Midnight

Love In The Early Morning

Year: 1990

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: piano, soprano

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Outside URL: https://joellewallach.com/composition/love-in-the-early-morning/

Score PDF: MilkmentTotal.pdf

Text PDF: MILKMENTextContents.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcL9pdrQ44g

Description: Joelle Wallach’s Love in the Early Morning, two songs about making love to milkmen is a serio-comic songcycle of lust and longing, sexual fantasy and domestic comedy.

Love in the Early Morning is sung by a housewife with a fantasy – or practice – of seducing her local milkman and is based on poems by two living Americans, Madeline Tiger and Susan Donnelly.

Women’s unrequited sexual and romantic longing have been the subject of male composers as distinct and respected as Mozart, Verdi and Bernstein. But those male composers’ women have usually been seen as ridiculous, evil or at best pathetic. These new songs, clearly penned in the hand of a woman, portray the poignancy of yearning side by side with its powerful lustiness and rollicking humor: the social nicety of “Milkman, do we have it straight” giving way to the plangent cry of “Morning ticks” with its desperate tenderness.

Door Standing Open

Year: 1990

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: alto, baritone voice, bass voice, mezzo soprano, piano

Publisher: Classical Vocal Reprints

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Outside URL: https://joellewallach.com/composition/the-door-standing-open1/

Score PDF: DSOCompletetitleMusicTextsDrawing.pdf

Text PDF: DSO-TEXTS-only.pdf

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Description: The Door Standing Open derives its title from a Kabalistic phrase that implies the ever present possibility of resuming a dialogue with God. Although the title phrase derives from ancient Jewish mysticism, the four songs of this Prophetic cycle for medium or low voice and piano are settings of poems by Robert Mezey and of Mezey’s translations of the Hebrew poetry of Uri Zvi Greenberg. Each song explores a different mood or attitude in an ongoing personal conflict with God—not simply rage or frustration, but several stations in the rocky, passionate path through fate to faith.
Cycle of 4 songs, available on 4Tay reconds: On the Equator;Like a Girl;Vetus Flamma;;With My God the Smith

King's Twelve Moons

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): King'39;s

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: opera

Description: a chamber opera.

Clarinet Quintet

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): 15'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument ensemble, string quartet

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

Sh'ma Kolenu, Hear Our Voice, O Lord

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): Sh'39;ma

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: In Hebrew.

Sh'ma Kolenu, Hear Our Voice O Lord

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): Sh'39;ma

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Three Whitman Songs

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any brass, any male voice, any medium voice, any string, any voice, baritone voice, bassoon, cello, clarinet, horn, mezzo soprano

Publisher: potenza music

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Outside URL: https://joellewallach.com/composition/three-whitman-songs/

Score PDF: POTENZA-WALLACH-Three-Whitman-Songs-Score1.pdf

Text PDF: 3WHITMAN-SONGS-program-note.pdf

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Description: Like the Walt Whitman poems on which they are based, the Three Whitman Songs display Brooklyn poet Walt Whitman’s views, his idealism, exhilaration and disillusionment with war in general, especially after his experience as a medic during the US Civil War. The ascending triplet melodic motif of the first song, Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun, reflects not only the natural rhythm of the text, but also Whitman’s exuberant spirit. The song ends, as the poem ends, with the bitter suggestion of Whitman’s post-Civil War despondency at mankind’s cruelty. The second song compares the creativity of the soul’s continual search to a spider’s constant weaving. The instruments introduce a characteristic weaving figure which creeps into the vocal line as well as accompanying it. The clarinet does not play the last song. Reconciliation is both its subject and its title. As variants of the rhythmic and melodic patterns of the first two songs recur, recalling the work and worries of the soul, the singer heroically voices Whitman’s resolution of his conflicting perspectives.

Joelle Wallach’s Three Whitman Songs was composed during 1989. Like her other vocal chamber music it fuses Wallach’s central ongoing concerns in chamber music with those in her vocal output. The voice is used in a natural, unforced way and explores the implicit rhythm and melody of the spoken word. As Whitman requests in the first song, the singer appears to warble “spontaneous” songs. The instruments take up the same musical ideas and in developing them, weave a context for the voice, all the while answering the voice and one another.

I

Give me the splendid silent sun, all of his beams full dazzling;
Give me the juicy autumnal fruit…a field where un-mowed grass grows;
Give me an arbor of trellis’d grapes, od’rous at sunrise;
…a sweet breath’d woman, …a perfect child,
…away, aside from the noise of the world.
Give me to warble spontaneous songs, reliev’d, recluse, by myself, for my ears only.
Give me nature’s primal sanities.

II
A noiseless, patient spider….
I launched forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself;
Ever unreeling, tirelessly speeding them.

And you, O my Soul, where you stand,
Surrounded, surrounded, in measureless oceans of space,
Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing, — seeking the spheres,
to connect them…
Till the gossamer thread you fling, catch somewhere, O my Soul.
(1868)

III
Word over all, beautiful as the sky!
Beautiful that war … must in time be utterly lost;
That the hands … of Death and Night incessantly softly wash again and ever again, this soil’d world;

…My enemy is dead — a man divine as myself;
…he lies white-faced and still … I draw near,
bend down and lightly touch his face with my lips.

Piano Trio, A Triad Of Blessing

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): 13'39;

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

Don't Write To Me

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): Don'39;t

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any low voice, any male voice, any saxophone, any voice, any woodwind, bass voice, clarinet, soprano, soprano saxophone

Three Songs

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any voice, percussion, soprano, tenor voice

Tiger Songs (Milkman, Eggs Please)

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any voice, marimba, soprano

Tiger Songs (The Chinese Handcuff)

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any low voice, any male voice, any voice, any woodwind, bass voice, clarinet, soprano, tenor voice

Tiger Songs (Time Feeds On Itself)

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any voice, any woodwind, clarinet, soprano, tenor voice

Two Songs

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any voice, any woodwind, clarinet, soprano, tenor voice

Description: also for sop (or ten), Bbcl or heckelphone.

William Carlos Williams' Songs (Portrait Of A Lady)

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): Williams'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any voice, any woodwind, clarinet

William Carlos Williams' Songs (The Term)

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): Williams'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any voice, percussion, soprano, tenor voice, timpani

William Carlos Williams' Songs (This Is Just To Say)

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): Williams'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) a cappella

Description: crotales.

William Carlos Williams' Songs

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): each 1-3 minutes

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: alto, any low voice, any woodwind, baritone voice, bass clarinet, bass voice, bassoon, clarinet, English horn, flute, mezzo soprano, oboe, oboe d'amore, percussion, piano, timpani

Publisher: Classical Vocal Reprints

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Score PDF: William-Carlos-Williams-Songs-All-versions.pdf

Text PDF: ObligatoSongs-edit-2014.pdf

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Description: Several short settings of poems by William Carlos Williams are written for voice with several different kinds of accompanying instruments: piano, a solo woodwind instrument (oboe, clarinet etc) or percussion from timpani to crotales !

Illusion

Year: 1987

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Premiered Griffin Music Ensemble, 1986; completion and performance grant from Cambridge Arts Council.

Simeni Kachotam Al Libbecha, Set Me As A Seal Upon Your Heart

Year: 1987

Duration (in minutes): 17'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: mezzo soprano

Description: chamber orch (fl, ob, cl, bn, 2 perc, strs).

Woodwind Quintet, O Llama De Amor Viva

Year: 1987

Duration (in minutes): 10'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

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

La Musica, Los Muertos Y Las Estrellas

Year: 1987

Duration (in minutes): 12'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) a cappella

Cantares De Los Perdis

Year: 1987

Duration (in minutes): 11'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any brass, any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any medium voice, any voice, baritone voice, mezzo soprano, percussion, soprano, tenor voice, timpani, tuba

Description: A haunting, mysterious, lyrical work.

Simeni Kachotam Al Libbecha

Year: 1987

Duration (in minutes): 17'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any medium voice, any string, any voice, any woodwind, bassoon, cello, clarinet, contrabass, flute, mezzo soprano, oboe, percussion, viola, violin

Description: "Set Me As a Seal Upon Your Heart."

Ex Itinere

Year: 1986

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument ensemble

Instruments: any brass, any string, any woodwind, bassoon, clarinet, percussion, trombone, trumpet, violin

Publisher: American Composers Alliance

Description: Premiered Griffin Music Ensemble, 1986; completion and performance grant from Cambridge Arts Council.

Greenbriar Grace

Year: 1986

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

String Quartet

Year: 1986

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, cello, viola, violin

Description: Shadow, Sighs and Songs of Longing: Music for Strings - Capstone Records (CPS- 8689)

Assent Of The Swallow

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 25'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe, trombone, trumpet

Description: hp, 2 bs, 16 vln, 8 vla, 4 vc, vv, nar

Orison Of Ste Theresa

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: alto, harp, satb chorus, soprano, tenor voice

Publisher: E. C. Schirmer

Description: quartet, hp, or SATB, pn.

Oneiros, The Dream

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

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

Oxen Carol

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Quietus

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Choral Theopneusty

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: SAT solos.

Up Into The Silence

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) a cappella

Description: songs 1'-3' each. Recordings on Capstone Records Up into the Silence (CPS-8636) and IMA Recordings Mira Zakai Unaccompanied: Up into the Silence

Yeatsongs of a Fool

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 13'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble, solo voice(s) with piano, woodwind quartet

Instruments: alto, any female voice, any male voice, any medium voice, any voice, baritone voice, bass voice, marimba, mezzo soprano, percussion, piano, soprano, tenor voice, viola, violin, xylophone

Publisher: Classical Vocal Reprints

Publisher website: https://classicalvocalreprints.com/

Score PDF: Yeats-Songs-of-a-Fool-Total-Chamber.pdf

Text PDF: YEATSONGS-OF-A-FOOL-TotalScanpiano.docx.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://www.classicalvocalrep.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Joelle+Wallach&sid=d1444a4089303818da85016230dbf3e6

Description: Yeats' Songs of a Fool is a touching work for voice and EITHER piano OR string quartet and mixed percussion, based on three childlike poems by William Butler Yeats.

Plaint For A Prince And King

Year: 1984

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Five American Echoes

Year: 1984

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Turbulence, Stillness, And Saltation

Year: 1983

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: bassoon, flute, oboe, trumpet

Description: perc, hp, strs.

Setting For Shusaku Endo

Year: 1983

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument ensemble

Instruments: piano

Publisher: American Composers Alliance

Description: Premiered members of E.A.R. Unit, summer Composers Conference, California State, 1984; Princeton Chamber Ensemble, R. Sadin, cond, 1985.

Kiss Of Anima Mundi

Year: 1983

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, percussion ensemble, percussion sextet

Instruments: percussion

Organal Voices

Year: 1982

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any woodwind, bassoon, percussion, vibraphone

Description: Recording on CRS Records, Organal Voices (Record #8635)

Of Honey And Of Vinegar

Year: 1982

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

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 voice, mezzo soprano, piano

Description: Recording on Of Honey and of Vinegar Opus One Records(Record #12)

Glimpses

Year: 1981

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: harp

Quartet For Saxophones

Year: 1981

Duration (in minutes): 11'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any saxophone, any woodwind

Publisher: To the Fore Publishers

Mourning Madrigals

Year: 1981

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

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 male voice, any string, any voice, any woodwind, flute, harp, soprano, tenor voice

Description: Recording on Society of Composers (CD #3)

Three Short Sacred Anthems

Year: 1980

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

30 Ecumenical Responses

Year: 1978

Duration (in minutes): 1'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Instruments: alto, bassoon, soprano, tenor voice

Three Whitman Visions

Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): 12'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Prayers Of Steel

Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

On The Beach At Night Alone

Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: PETERS.

Two Introits

Year: 1976

Duration (in minutes): 1'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Two Amens

Year: 1976

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any medium voice, any voice, mezzo soprano, soprano

Description: Two songs 1' each.

Cords

Year: 1973

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Movement For String Quartet

Year: 1969

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, cello, viola, violin

Camel Lying on My Heart

Duration (in minutes): 11'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: A cycle of six songs of personal exile base d on the anonymous poetry of women of Yemen and the West Bank

Crescent Moon Astonishes the Sky

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: viola

Moonlight in the Woods and Vacant Cities

Duration (in minutes): 11'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Caged Bird Sings

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: for treble choir, horn and piano

Seven Soliloques of Small Birds

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, cello, clarinet, percussion

After My Little Light

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, any woodwind, clarinet, contrabass, electronics, mezzo soprano, tape

Sin Mananas

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: alto, any female voice, any male voice, baritone voice, bass voice, mezzo soprano, piano, soprano, tenor voice

Publisher: Classical Vocal Reprints

Publisher website: Rx Silverscript Choice $40.70 505 deductable

Outside URL: https://joellewallach.com/composition/sin-mananas-three-spanish-songs-gemido-de-la-guitarra-sonando-suenos-de-tango-and-los-ojos/

Score PDF: SinMananasComplete.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://classicalvocalreprints.com/

Description: Sin Mananas, Three Spanish Songs:  SinMananasComplete004

Gemido de la Guitarra is a long song, almost a concert aria, based on a 1921 poem, La Guitarra, by Federico Garcia-Lorca. The poem was inspired by Lorca’s extensive research (with daFalla) into the cante jondo, the indigenous poetry and song of southern Andelusia. Wallach’s song, like the Lorca poem it is based on, reflects the passion and mystery, the profound and abiding anguish of the realm of the gypsy guitar. In describing this tradition, Lorca wrote: The figure of the cantaor is found within two great lines, the arc of the sky on the outside, and on the inside the zigzag that wanders like a snake through his heart. When the cantaor sings he is celebrating a solemn rite, as he rouses ancient essences from their sleep, wraps them in his voice, and flings them into the wind…. He has a deeply religious sense of song. Through these chanters, the race releases its pain and its true history….They were prodigious interpreters of the peoples’ soul who destroyed their own hearts in storms of feeling.
Sonando Sueños de Tango is an art song in which characteristic gestures of the Argentinian tango are used. It was written in 1985 for performance in a program of tangos and zambas presented by the Americas Society in New York City. The poet is Graciela Perez Trevisan, an Argentinean woman currently residing in San Francisco.
Los Ojos is based on a poem of the same name by the 20th century Spaniard, Antionio Machado. In the song, silence is an analogue for the stark emptiness of the protagonist’s emotional landscape.

Sin Mañanas: Three Spanish Songs is recorded on the4Tay label. CD 4034 "The Nightwatch"

…marvelously evocative, with guitar imitations on the piano and a pervasive sense of that melancholy that is so indigenous to the region….portrayed by textures of the utmost fragility. Bare lines make maximal impact, with Spanish infused gestures sounding as if from a dream”

-Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine

Sin Mañanas, Three Spanish Songs is recorded on the 4Tay label


Year: 2012

The Nightwatch –
1. Assurance - Sam McKelton, tenor; Elizabeth Rodgers, piano
2. The Nightwatch - Sam McKelton, tenor; Elizabeth Rodgers, piano
3. Lagrimas y locuras, mapping the mind of a madwoman - Eva Polgar, piano

Sin mañanas, Three Spanish Songs
4. La Guitarra - Isabelle Ganz, mezzo-soprano; Christopher Vassiliades, piano
5. Desperte en Buenos Aires - Isabelle Ganz, mezzo-soprano; Christopher Vassiliades, piano
6. Los Ojos - Isabelle Ganz, mezzo-soprano; Christopher Vassiliades, piano
Two Songs from “Meow Mix”
7. Alleycat Love Song – Maria Therese Mattingly, soprano; Chie Watanabe, piano
8. PAX - Maria Therese Mattingly, soprano; Chie Watanabe, piano
A Revisitation of Myth
9. Icarus Swims – Megan Friar, Ching-Chen Jewel, viola, Elizabeth Rodgers, piano
10. Ms Lot - Megan Friar, Ching-Chen Jewel, viola, Elizabeth Rodgers, piano
11. Hymn to Eros - Megan Friar, Ching-Chen Jewel, viola, Elizabeth Rodgers, piano
12. Abraham and Orpheus - Megan Friar, Ching-Chen Jewel, viola, Elizabeth Rodgers, piano
13Organal Voices
14 Voices of the Iron Harp – Eva Polgar, piano
15. The Firefighters’ Prayer - Sam McKelton, tenor; Elizabeth Rodgers, piano

Composers: Joelle Wallach

Label: 4Tay

Label's Website: https://jamesarts.com/artists-archive/composer-joelle-wallach/

Product ID: CD-4035

Buy URL: https://www.amazon.com/Nightwatch-Joelle-Wallach-2012-08-07/dp/B01M7W3M56/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?crid=15W6UY679LC8G&keywords=the+nightwatch+joelle+wallach&qid=1668978589&sprefix=the+nightwatch+joelle+wallach%2Caps%2C74&sr=8-1-fkmr0

Year: 2012

1. The Cloths of Heaven: Steven Alexander Carroll, tenor; Stephen Harlos, piano
2. Assurance: Steven Alexander Carroll, tenor; Stephen Harlos, piano
3. The Nightwatch: Steven Alexander Carroll, tenor; Stephen Harlos, piano
4. Broken-faced Gargoyles: Steven Alexander Carroll, tenor; Stephen Harlos, piano
5.-8. String Quartet #2: The University of North Texas’ Conductors’ String Quartet:
Dayeon Hong & Ilyas Duissen, violins; Lacey Kesterkey, viola; Yu-ho Chang, ‘cello
9. Epistolary: Tess Mattingly, soprano; Chie Watanabe, piano
10. Close Your Eyes: Tess Mattingly, soprano; Chie Watanabe, piano
11. Making Love to the Milkman: Tess Mattingly, soprano; Chie Watanabe, piano
12-15. The Door Standing Open: Jeffrey Snider, baritone; Elvia Puccinelli, piano
12. On the Equator
13. Like a Girl
14. Vetus Flamma
15. With My God the Smith
16. When Lost in the Forest: Avis Stroud, mezzo-soprano; Steven Harlos, piano
17. Spiritual: Avis Stroud, mezzo-soprano; Steven Harlos, piano
18. From the Almanac of Last Things: Avis Stroud, mezzo-soprano; Steven Harlos, piano
19. Runes and Ritual: Felix Olschofka, violin; Susan Dubois, viola; Nikola Ruzavic, ‘cello; Pamela Mia Paul, piano
20. Let Evening Come: Avis Stroud, mezzo-soprano; Steven Harlos, piano

Composers: Joelle Wallach

Label: 4Tay

Label's Website: https://jamesarts.com/artists-archive/composer-joelle-wallach/

Product ID: CD-4034

Buy URL: https://www.allmusic.com/album/joelle-wallach-the-door-standing-open-mw0002442797

Shadow, Sighs and Songs of Longing

Music for Strings includes: String Quartet (1986), String Quartet (1995), String Quartet 1999,
Shadow, Sighs and Songs of Longing, a concerto for cello and orcehstra.
Featuring the Meridian Quartet, and the National Slovak Radio Orchestra, Joel Suben, conductor and Robert DeMaine, cello soloist.

Composers: Joelle Wallach

Label: Capstone Records

Product ID: CPS-8689

Buy URL: http://www.capstonerecords.org/CPS-8689.html

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Joelle Wallach faculty recital at the University of North Texas.

Composer: Joelle Wallach

Description: Joelle Wallach (composer) faculty recital at the University of North Texas.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcFjWtcJLzM

BIOGRAPHY
Joelle Wallach composes music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo voices and choruses. Her String Quartet 1995 was the American Composers Alliance nominee for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize in Music. The New York Philharmonic Ensembles premiered her octet, From the Forest of Chimneys, written to celebrate their 10th anniversary; and the New York Choral Society commissioned her secular oratorio, Toward a Time of Renewal, for 200 voices and orchestra to commemorate their 35th Anniversary Season in Carnegie Hall. Wallach's ballet, Glancing Below, a 1999 Juilliard Dance Theater showcase production originally commissioned by the Carlisle Project, was premiered in Philadelphia during the summer of 1994, entered the repertory of the Hartford Ballet in February 1995, and received its New York City premiere that June. As early as 1980 her choral work, On the Beach at Night Alone, won first prize in the Inter-American Music Awards. Wallach grew up in Morocco, but makes her home in New York City, where she was born. Her early training in piano, voice, theory, bassoon and violin included study at the Juilliard Preparatory Division, and she earned bachelors and masters degrees at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University respectively. In 1984 the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with John Corigliano, granted her its first doctorate in composition. A pre-concert lecturer for the New York Philharmonic for several subscription series, Ms. Wallach speaks on a broad range of musical subjects, bringing fresh insights to familiar works and opening doors to modern ones and to those less frequently heard.
COMPOSITIONS

String Quartet 1999

Year: 1999

Duration (in minutes): 13'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, cello, viola, violin

Description: Commisioned by the Ariona Friends of Chamber Music for the Maia Quartet. Recording on Capstone Records (CPS-8689 - Shadow, Sighs and Songs of Longing: Music for Strings.

Loveletter (Postmark San Jose)

Year: 1998

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Description: A tiny, tender tuba rhapsody.

Revisitation of Myth

Year: 1998

Duration (in minutes): 17'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, any voice, piano, viola

Description: 4 song cycle about new interpretations of familiar myths.

Nightwatch(Orchestra version)

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: flute, harp

Description: strs., high voice. Two tiny love songs.

Sextet

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 12'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument quintet, woodwind quartet

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

Eulogy

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument ensemble, string quartet

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any saxophone, any string, any voice, any woodwind, cello, oboe, oboe d'amore, soprano, soprano saxophone, viola, violin

Incantation

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: A flowing benediction. Text by Carl Sandburg.

Nightwatch(Chamber version)

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument ensemble, orchestra and chamber orchestra, piano, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble, solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: any brass, any string, any woodwind, cello, clarinet, contrabass, flute, harp, horn, oboe, piano, soprano, tenor voice, viola, violin

Publisher: Classical Vocal Reprints

Publisher website: https://www.classicalvocalrep.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Joelle+Wallach&sid=d1444a4089303818da85016230dbf3e6

Outside URL: https://joellewallach.com/composition/nightwatch/

Score PDF: NIGHTWATCH-Joelle-Wallach-ORCH-SCORE.pdf

Text PDF: Total-JW-Nightwatch-piano-NoY.pdf

Purchase score URL: www.classicalvocalrep.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Joelle+Wallach&sid=d1444a4089303818da85016230dbf3e6

Description: high voice. Two tiny love songs with texts by Madeleine Tiger and William Stafford

In Memory the Heart Still Sings

Year: 1995

Duration (in minutes): 12'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: clarinet, flute, horn, percussion

Description: A rhapsody for solo clarinet and orchestra.

String Quartet

Year: 1995

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, cello, viola, violin

Description: Recording on Shadow, Sighs and Songs of Longing: Music for Strings - Capstone Records (CPS-8689)

In This My Green, Green World

Year: 1995

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: any high voice, mezzo soprano, piano, soprano, tenor voice

Publisher: https://classicalvocalreprints.com/

Publisher website: https://classicalvocalreprints.com/

Outside URL: www.joellewallach.com

Score PDF: GreenMusicTitle.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://classicalvocalreprints.com/

Description: A cycle of seven verdent love songs with texts by poets Kenneth Patchen, e.e.cummings, Neal Bowers, William Stafford

Toward A Time Of Renewal

Year: 1994

Duration (in minutes): 25'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: opera

Publisher: E. C. Schirmer

Description: commissioned by the New York Choral Society.

Glancing Below

Year: 1994

Duration (in minutes): 16'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: ballet/dance

Description: Ballet commissoined by the Carlyle Project for 7 players. Commissioned and premiered in Philadelphia by the Carlisle Project and the Pennsylvania Ballets, August 3, 1994. Hartford Ballet and Hartford Symphony premiered February 24, 25, 26, 1995. Juilliard Dance Theatre Showcase Presentation, February 18-21, 1999

Daughters Of Silence

Year: 1994

Duration (in minutes): 17'

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: any female voice, piano, soprano

Publisher: Classical Vocal Reprints

Publisher website: https://www.classicalvocalrep.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Joelle+Wallach&sid=d1444a4089303818da85016230dbf3e6

Outside URL: https://joellewallach.com/composition/daughters-of-silence/

Text PDF: DaughtersTEXTS.pdf

Purchase score URL: www.classicalvocalrep.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Joelle+Wallach&sid=d1444a4089303818da85016230dbf3e6

Description: Eight songs about experiences of women

Daughters of Silence
Woman Kills Sweetheart with Bowling Ball
Oregon Trail Journal
When I Couldn’t Afford Poetry
Epistolary
Rape
Hymn from the House of Trouble
Kneading Bread
Joelle Wallach’s cycle of eight songs, Daughters of Silence, covers a broad range of subjects dealing with experiences specific to women. Except for the song based on a real classified ad (which had only a box number), each song is based on a poem by one of five living American women poets, Teresa Anderson, Inzer Byers, Susan Donnelly, Laura Kashiske and Madeline Tiger.

The first song of the group, Daughters of Silence speaks of the spiritual maiming of women through learned self-effacement. Woman Kills Sweetheart With Bowling Ball, the second song in the group, deals with the emotion forbidden to women—rage.

The painful rather than romantic experience of women on the American Frontier is the subject of the third song, Oregon Trail Journal. The resentment and longing of the fourth song, When I Couldn’t Afford Poetry are a product of a similar servitude in our own time.

Epistolary is a setting of a real personal classified advertisement from The New York Review of Books. It is wistful yet a little brash and funny as well. Like the phenomenon of personal ads, it is of our own time but recalls a Romantic ideal.

The alternately sad and agitated sixth song, Rape, evokes the pervasive alternation of sorrow and violation that rape can impart to all other seemingly unrelated experiences of a woman’s life.

Hymn from the House of Trouble, profiles the anguish and regret with which a woman leaves a destructive man.

And the very last song, Kneading Bread examines a cross-cultural activity of women almost everywhere and implies the commonality of their larger experience and the tender inclusion of men and boys in their lives.

Partings And Farewells

Year: 1994

Duration (in minutes): 16'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: any female voice, any male voice, any voice, baritone voice, bass voice, mezzo soprano, piano, soprano, tenor voice

Publisher: Classical Vocal Reprints

Publisher website: https://classicalvocalreprints.com/

Outside URL: https://joellewallach.com/composition/partings-and-farewells/

Score PDF: CompletePartingsTitScoreConents.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://classicalvocalreprints.com/

Description: Six songs of partings and farewells with text by Madeleine Tiger, William Stafford, Theodore Roethke, Carl Sandburg, Denise Levertov

Where Angels May Lie Down Down Among Us

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe, trumpet

Description: tbn, 2 perc, hp, pn, strs; or "Lake Placid Version" 1111 111, 1 perc, pn, strs A chamber symphony.

Music For Manda

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, guitar

Sweet Briar Elegies

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any saxophone, any voice, any woodwind, clarinet, piano, soprano, soprano saxophone

Publisher: To the Fore Publishers

Shadow, Sighs And Songs Of Longing

Year: 1991

Duration (in minutes): 16'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: harp, percussion

Publisher: E. C. Schirmer

Description: vc, strs. A dramatic, yet lyric, cello concerto. Recording on Shadow, Sighs and Songs of Longing: Music for Strings - Capstone Records (CPS-8689)

From The Forest Of Chimneys

Year: 1991

Duration (in minutes): 17'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument ensemble

Instruments: any brass, any string, any woodwind, bassoon, cello, clarinet, contrabass, horn, viola, violin

Description: An octet written for the New York Philharmonic Ensemble, prem. Oct 1992.

Midnight Menageries

Year: 1991

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Sticky Grimaces, Toothy Grins

Year: 1991

Duration (in minutes): 12'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: percussion, piano

Songs For An Unborn Child

Year: 1991

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: any female voice, any male voice, any voice, baritone voice, bass voice, mezzo soprano, piano, soprano, tenor voice

Publisher: Classical Vocal Reprints

Publisher website: https://www.classicalvocalrep.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Joelle+Wallach&sid=d1444a4089303818da85016230dbf3e6

Score PDF: Songs-for-an-Unborn-Child-ScoreTitle.pdf

Purchase score URL: www.classicalvocalrep.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Joelle+Wallach&sid=d1444a4089303818da85016230dbf3e6

Description: A cycle of three songs with texts by Len Roberts reflecting the complex emotions of either parent after a miscarriage or abortion.

Tiger's Tail

Year: 1990

Duration (in minutes): Tiger'39;s

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Publisher: E. C. Schirmer

Description: perc, hp, 2 bs, 16 vln, 8 vla, 4 vc also 10' version for 4-hand piano. Recording on Vienna Modern Masters, Music from Six Continents (CD#3003)

Sweet Briar Elegies(Large Chamber version)

Year: 1990

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any saxophone, any string, any voice, any woodwind, cello, soprano, soprano saxophone

Publisher: To the Fore Publishers

Ephemeris

Year: 1990

Duration (in minutes): 13'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: any high voice, any medium voice, any voice, baritone voice, mezzo soprano, piano, soprano, tenor voice

Publisher: Classical Vocal Reprints

Publisher website: https://www.classicalvocalrep.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Joelle+Wallach&sid=d1444a4089303818da85016230dbf3e6

Outside URL: https://joellewallach.com/composition/ephemeris/

Text PDF: Ephemeris-Texts.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://www.classicalvocalrep.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Joelle+Wallach&sid=d1444a4089303818da85016230dbf3e6

Description: Five songs of daily private life:
Waiting for the Moon
Insomnia
Angry at the Music
Death
A Clear Midnight

Love In The Early Morning

Year: 1990

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: piano, soprano

Publisher: https://classicalvocalreprints.com/

Publisher website: https://classicalvocalreprints.com/

Outside URL: https://joellewallach.com/composition/love-in-the-early-morning/

Score PDF: MilkmentTotal.pdf

Text PDF: MILKMENTextContents.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcL9pdrQ44g

Description: Joelle Wallach’s Love in the Early Morning, two songs about making love to milkmen is a serio-comic songcycle of lust and longing, sexual fantasy and domestic comedy.

Love in the Early Morning is sung by a housewife with a fantasy – or practice – of seducing her local milkman and is based on poems by two living Americans, Madeline Tiger and Susan Donnelly.

Women’s unrequited sexual and romantic longing have been the subject of male composers as distinct and respected as Mozart, Verdi and Bernstein. But those male composers’ women have usually been seen as ridiculous, evil or at best pathetic. These new songs, clearly penned in the hand of a woman, portray the poignancy of yearning side by side with its powerful lustiness and rollicking humor: the social nicety of “Milkman, do we have it straight” giving way to the plangent cry of “Morning ticks” with its desperate tenderness.

Door Standing Open

Year: 1990

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: alto, baritone voice, bass voice, mezzo soprano, piano

Publisher: Classical Vocal Reprints

Publisher website: https://www.classicalvocalrep.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Joelle+Wallach&sid=d1444a4089303818da85016230dbf3e6

Outside URL: https://joellewallach.com/composition/the-door-standing-open1/

Score PDF: DSOCompletetitleMusicTextsDrawing.pdf

Text PDF: DSO-TEXTS-only.pdf

Purchase score URL: www.classicalvocalrep.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Joelle+Wallach&sid=d1444a4089303818da85016230dbf3e6

Description: The Door Standing Open derives its title from a Kabalistic phrase that implies the ever present possibility of resuming a dialogue with God. Although the title phrase derives from ancient Jewish mysticism, the four songs of this Prophetic cycle for medium or low voice and piano are settings of poems by Robert Mezey and of Mezey’s translations of the Hebrew poetry of Uri Zvi Greenberg. Each song explores a different mood or attitude in an ongoing personal conflict with God—not simply rage or frustration, but several stations in the rocky, passionate path through fate to faith.
Cycle of 4 songs, available on 4Tay reconds: On the Equator;Like a Girl;Vetus Flamma;;With My God the Smith

King's Twelve Moons

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): King'39;s

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: opera

Description: a chamber opera.

Clarinet Quintet

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): 15'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument ensemble, string quartet

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

Sh'ma Kolenu, Hear Our Voice, O Lord

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): Sh'39;ma

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: In Hebrew.

Sh'ma Kolenu, Hear Our Voice O Lord

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): Sh'39;ma

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Three Whitman Songs

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any brass, any male voice, any medium voice, any string, any voice, baritone voice, bassoon, cello, clarinet, horn, mezzo soprano

Publisher: potenza music

Publisher website: https://https://potenzamusic.com/?s=Joelle+Wallach&post_type=product

Outside URL: https://joellewallach.com/composition/three-whitman-songs/

Score PDF: POTENZA-WALLACH-Three-Whitman-Songs-Score1.pdf

Text PDF: 3WHITMAN-SONGS-program-note.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://potenzamusic.com/?s=Joelle+Wallach&post_type=product

Description: Like the Walt Whitman poems on which they are based, the Three Whitman Songs display Brooklyn poet Walt Whitman’s views, his idealism, exhilaration and disillusionment with war in general, especially after his experience as a medic during the US Civil War. The ascending triplet melodic motif of the first song, Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun, reflects not only the natural rhythm of the text, but also Whitman’s exuberant spirit. The song ends, as the poem ends, with the bitter suggestion of Whitman’s post-Civil War despondency at mankind’s cruelty. The second song compares the creativity of the soul’s continual search to a spider’s constant weaving. The instruments introduce a characteristic weaving figure which creeps into the vocal line as well as accompanying it. The clarinet does not play the last song. Reconciliation is both its subject and its title. As variants of the rhythmic and melodic patterns of the first two songs recur, recalling the work and worries of the soul, the singer heroically voices Whitman’s resolution of his conflicting perspectives.

Joelle Wallach’s Three Whitman Songs was composed during 1989. Like her other vocal chamber music it fuses Wallach’s central ongoing concerns in chamber music with those in her vocal output. The voice is used in a natural, unforced way and explores the implicit rhythm and melody of the spoken word. As Whitman requests in the first song, the singer appears to warble “spontaneous” songs. The instruments take up the same musical ideas and in developing them, weave a context for the voice, all the while answering the voice and one another.

I

Give me the splendid silent sun, all of his beams full dazzling;
Give me the juicy autumnal fruit…a field where un-mowed grass grows;
Give me an arbor of trellis’d grapes, od’rous at sunrise;
…a sweet breath’d woman, …a perfect child,
…away, aside from the noise of the world.
Give me to warble spontaneous songs, reliev’d, recluse, by myself, for my ears only.
Give me nature’s primal sanities.

II
A noiseless, patient spider….
I launched forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself;
Ever unreeling, tirelessly speeding them.

And you, O my Soul, where you stand,
Surrounded, surrounded, in measureless oceans of space,
Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing, — seeking the spheres,
to connect them…
Till the gossamer thread you fling, catch somewhere, O my Soul.
(1868)

III
Word over all, beautiful as the sky!
Beautiful that war … must in time be utterly lost;
That the hands … of Death and Night incessantly softly wash again and ever again, this soil’d world;

…My enemy is dead — a man divine as myself;
…he lies white-faced and still … I draw near,
bend down and lightly touch his face with my lips.

Piano Trio, A Triad Of Blessing

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): 13'39;

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

Don't Write To Me

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): Don'39;t

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any low voice, any male voice, any saxophone, any voice, any woodwind, bass voice, clarinet, soprano, soprano saxophone

Three Songs

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any voice, percussion, soprano, tenor voice

Tiger Songs (Milkman, Eggs Please)

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any voice, marimba, soprano

Tiger Songs (The Chinese Handcuff)

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any low voice, any male voice, any voice, any woodwind, bass voice, clarinet, soprano, tenor voice

Tiger Songs (Time Feeds On Itself)

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any voice, any woodwind, clarinet, soprano, tenor voice

Two Songs

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any voice, any woodwind, clarinet, soprano, tenor voice

Description: also for sop (or ten), Bbcl or heckelphone.

William Carlos Williams' Songs (Portrait Of A Lady)

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): Williams'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any voice, any woodwind, clarinet

William Carlos Williams' Songs (The Term)

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): Williams'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any voice, percussion, soprano, tenor voice, timpani

William Carlos Williams' Songs (This Is Just To Say)

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): Williams'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) a cappella

Description: crotales.

William Carlos Williams' Songs

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): each 1-3 minutes

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: alto, any low voice, any woodwind, baritone voice, bass clarinet, bass voice, bassoon, clarinet, English horn, flute, mezzo soprano, oboe, oboe d'amore, percussion, piano, timpani

Publisher: Classical Vocal Reprints

Publisher website: https://www.classicalvocalrep.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Joelle+Wallach&sid=d1444a4089303818da85016230dbf3e6

Score PDF: William-Carlos-Williams-Songs-All-versions.pdf

Text PDF: ObligatoSongs-edit-2014.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://joellewallach.com/composition/william-carlos-williams-songs/

Description: Several short settings of poems by William Carlos Williams are written for voice with several different kinds of accompanying instruments: piano, a solo woodwind instrument (oboe, clarinet etc) or percussion from timpani to crotales !

Illusion

Year: 1987

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Premiered Griffin Music Ensemble, 1986; completion and performance grant from Cambridge Arts Council.

Simeni Kachotam Al Libbecha, Set Me As A Seal Upon Your Heart

Year: 1987

Duration (in minutes): 17'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: mezzo soprano

Description: chamber orch (fl, ob, cl, bn, 2 perc, strs).

Woodwind Quintet, O Llama De Amor Viva

Year: 1987

Duration (in minutes): 10'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

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

La Musica, Los Muertos Y Las Estrellas

Year: 1987

Duration (in minutes): 12'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) a cappella

Cantares De Los Perdis

Year: 1987

Duration (in minutes): 11'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any brass, any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any medium voice, any voice, baritone voice, mezzo soprano, percussion, soprano, tenor voice, timpani, tuba

Description: A haunting, mysterious, lyrical work.

Simeni Kachotam Al Libbecha

Year: 1987

Duration (in minutes): 17'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any medium voice, any string, any voice, any woodwind, bassoon, cello, clarinet, contrabass, flute, mezzo soprano, oboe, percussion, viola, violin

Description: "Set Me As a Seal Upon Your Heart."

Ex Itinere

Year: 1986

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument ensemble

Instruments: any brass, any string, any woodwind, bassoon, clarinet, percussion, trombone, trumpet, violin

Publisher: American Composers Alliance

Description: Premiered Griffin Music Ensemble, 1986; completion and performance grant from Cambridge Arts Council.

Greenbriar Grace

Year: 1986

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

String Quartet

Year: 1986

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, cello, viola, violin

Description: Shadow, Sighs and Songs of Longing: Music for Strings - Capstone Records (CPS- 8689)

Assent Of The Swallow

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 25'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe, trombone, trumpet

Description: hp, 2 bs, 16 vln, 8 vla, 4 vc, vv, nar

Orison Of Ste Theresa

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: alto, harp, satb chorus, soprano, tenor voice

Publisher: E. C. Schirmer

Description: quartet, hp, or SATB, pn.

Oneiros, The Dream

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

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

Oxen Carol

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Quietus

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Choral Theopneusty

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: SAT solos.

Up Into The Silence

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) a cappella

Description: songs 1'-3' each. Recordings on Capstone Records Up into the Silence (CPS-8636) and IMA Recordings Mira Zakai Unaccompanied: Up into the Silence

Yeatsongs of a Fool

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 13'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble, solo voice(s) with piano, woodwind quartet

Instruments: alto, any female voice, any male voice, any medium voice, any voice, baritone voice, bass voice, marimba, mezzo soprano, percussion, piano, soprano, tenor voice, viola, violin, xylophone

Publisher: Classical Vocal Reprints

Publisher website: https://classicalvocalreprints.com/

Score PDF: Yeats-Songs-of-a-Fool-Total-Chamber.pdf

Text PDF: YEATSONGS-OF-A-FOOL-TotalScanpiano.docx.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://www.classicalvocalrep.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Joelle+Wallach&sid=d1444a4089303818da85016230dbf3e6

Description: Yeats' Songs of a Fool is a touching work for voice and EITHER piano OR string quartet and mixed percussion, based on three childlike poems by William Butler Yeats.

Plaint For A Prince And King

Year: 1984

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Five American Echoes

Year: 1984

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Turbulence, Stillness, And Saltation

Year: 1983

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: bassoon, flute, oboe, trumpet

Description: perc, hp, strs.

Setting For Shusaku Endo

Year: 1983

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument ensemble

Instruments: piano

Publisher: American Composers Alliance

Description: Premiered members of E.A.R. Unit, summer Composers Conference, California State, 1984; Princeton Chamber Ensemble, R. Sadin, cond, 1985.

Kiss Of Anima Mundi

Year: 1983

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, percussion ensemble, percussion sextet

Instruments: percussion

Organal Voices

Year: 1982

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any woodwind, bassoon, percussion, vibraphone

Description: Recording on CRS Records, Organal Voices (Record #8635)

Of Honey And Of Vinegar

Year: 1982

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

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 voice, mezzo soprano, piano

Description: Recording on Of Honey and of Vinegar Opus One Records(Record #12)

Glimpses

Year: 1981

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: harp

Quartet For Saxophones

Year: 1981

Duration (in minutes): 11'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any saxophone, any woodwind

Publisher: To the Fore Publishers

Mourning Madrigals

Year: 1981

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

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 male voice, any string, any voice, any woodwind, flute, harp, soprano, tenor voice

Description: Recording on Society of Composers (CD #3)

Three Short Sacred Anthems

Year: 1980

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

30 Ecumenical Responses

Year: 1978

Duration (in minutes): 1'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Instruments: alto, bassoon, soprano, tenor voice

Three Whitman Visions

Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): 12'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Prayers Of Steel

Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

On The Beach At Night Alone

Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: PETERS.

Two Introits

Year: 1976

Duration (in minutes): 1'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Two Amens

Year: 1976

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any medium voice, any voice, mezzo soprano, soprano

Description: Two songs 1' each.

Cords

Year: 1973

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Movement For String Quartet

Year: 1969

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, cello, viola, violin

Camel Lying on My Heart

Duration (in minutes): 11'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: A cycle of six songs of personal exile base d on the anonymous poetry of women of Yemen and the West Bank

Crescent Moon Astonishes the Sky

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: viola

Moonlight in the Woods and Vacant Cities

Duration (in minutes): 11'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Caged Bird Sings

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: for treble choir, horn and piano

Seven Soliloques of Small Birds

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, cello, clarinet, percussion

After My Little Light

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, any woodwind, clarinet, contrabass, electronics, mezzo soprano, tape

Sin Mananas

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: alto, any female voice, any male voice, baritone voice, bass voice, mezzo soprano, piano, soprano, tenor voice

Publisher: Classical Vocal Reprints

Publisher website: Rx Silverscript Choice $40.70 505 deductable

Outside URL: https://joellewallach.com/composition/sin-mananas-three-spanish-songs-gemido-de-la-guitarra-sonando-suenos-de-tango-and-los-ojos/

Score PDF: SinMananasComplete.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://classicalvocalreprints.com/

Description: Sin Mananas, Three Spanish Songs:  SinMananasComplete004

Gemido de la Guitarra is a long song, almost a concert aria, based on a 1921 poem, La Guitarra, by Federico Garcia-Lorca. The poem was inspired by Lorca’s extensive research (with daFalla) into the cante jondo, the indigenous poetry and song of southern Andelusia. Wallach’s song, like the Lorca poem it is based on, reflects the passion and mystery, the profound and abiding anguish of the realm of the gypsy guitar. In describing this tradition, Lorca wrote: The figure of the cantaor is found within two great lines, the arc of the sky on the outside, and on the inside the zigzag that wanders like a snake through his heart. When the cantaor sings he is celebrating a solemn rite, as he rouses ancient essences from their sleep, wraps them in his voice, and flings them into the wind…. He has a deeply religious sense of song. Through these chanters, the race releases its pain and its true history….They were prodigious interpreters of the peoples’ soul who destroyed their own hearts in storms of feeling.
Sonando Sueños de Tango is an art song in which characteristic gestures of the Argentinian tango are used. It was written in 1985 for performance in a program of tangos and zambas presented by the Americas Society in New York City. The poet is Graciela Perez Trevisan, an Argentinean woman currently residing in San Francisco.
Los Ojos is based on a poem of the same name by the 20th century Spaniard, Antionio Machado. In the song, silence is an analogue for the stark emptiness of the protagonist’s emotional landscape.

Sin Mañanas: Three Spanish Songs is recorded on the4Tay label. CD 4034 "The Nightwatch"

…marvelously evocative, with guitar imitations on the piano and a pervasive sense of that melancholy that is so indigenous to the region….portrayed by textures of the utmost fragility. Bare lines make maximal impact, with Spanish infused gestures sounding as if from a dream”

-Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine

Sin Mañanas, Three Spanish Songs is recorded on the 4Tay label


CDs

Year: 2012

The Nightwatch –
1. Assurance - Sam McKelton, tenor; Elizabeth Rodgers, piano
2. The Nightwatch - Sam McKelton, tenor; Elizabeth Rodgers, piano
3. Lagrimas y locuras, mapping the mind of a madwoman - Eva Polgar, piano

Sin mañanas, Three Spanish Songs
4. La Guitarra - Isabelle Ganz, mezzo-soprano; Christopher Vassiliades, piano
5. Desperte en Buenos Aires - Isabelle Ganz, mezzo-soprano; Christopher Vassiliades, piano
6. Los Ojos - Isabelle Ganz, mezzo-soprano; Christopher Vassiliades, piano
Two Songs from “Meow Mix”
7. Alleycat Love Song – Maria Therese Mattingly, soprano; Chie Watanabe, piano
8. PAX - Maria Therese Mattingly, soprano; Chie Watanabe, piano
A Revisitation of Myth
9. Icarus Swims – Megan Friar, Ching-Chen Jewel, viola, Elizabeth Rodgers, piano
10. Ms Lot - Megan Friar, Ching-Chen Jewel, viola, Elizabeth Rodgers, piano
11. Hymn to Eros - Megan Friar, Ching-Chen Jewel, viola, Elizabeth Rodgers, piano
12. Abraham and Orpheus - Megan Friar, Ching-Chen Jewel, viola, Elizabeth Rodgers, piano
13Organal Voices
14 Voices of the Iron Harp – Eva Polgar, piano
15. The Firefighters’ Prayer - Sam McKelton, tenor; Elizabeth Rodgers, piano

Composers: Joelle Wallach

Label: 4Tay

Label's Website: https://jamesarts.com/artists-archive/composer-joelle-wallach/

Product ID: CD-4035

Year: 2012

1. The Cloths of Heaven: Steven Alexander Carroll, tenor; Stephen Harlos, piano
2. Assurance: Steven Alexander Carroll, tenor; Stephen Harlos, piano
3. The Nightwatch: Steven Alexander Carroll, tenor; Stephen Harlos, piano
4. Broken-faced Gargoyles: Steven Alexander Carroll, tenor; Stephen Harlos, piano
5.-8. String Quartet #2: The University of North Texas’ Conductors’ String Quartet:
Dayeon Hong & Ilyas Duissen, violins; Lacey Kesterkey, viola; Yu-ho Chang, ‘cello
9. Epistolary: Tess Mattingly, soprano; Chie Watanabe, piano
10. Close Your Eyes: Tess Mattingly, soprano; Chie Watanabe, piano
11. Making Love to the Milkman: Tess Mattingly, soprano; Chie Watanabe, piano
12-15. The Door Standing Open: Jeffrey Snider, baritone; Elvia Puccinelli, piano
12. On the Equator
13. Like a Girl
14. Vetus Flamma
15. With My God the Smith
16. When Lost in the Forest: Avis Stroud, mezzo-soprano; Steven Harlos, piano
17. Spiritual: Avis Stroud, mezzo-soprano; Steven Harlos, piano
18. From the Almanac of Last Things: Avis Stroud, mezzo-soprano; Steven Harlos, piano
19. Runes and Ritual: Felix Olschofka, violin; Susan Dubois, viola; Nikola Ruzavic, ‘cello; Pamela Mia Paul, piano
20. Let Evening Come: Avis Stroud, mezzo-soprano; Steven Harlos, piano

Composers: Joelle Wallach

Label: 4Tay

Label's Website: https://jamesarts.com/artists-archive/composer-joelle-wallach/

Product ID: CD-4034

Shadow, Sighs and Songs of Longing

Music for Strings includes: String Quartet (1986), String Quartet (1995), String Quartet 1999,
Shadow, Sighs and Songs of Longing, a concerto for cello and orcehstra.
Featuring the Meridian Quartet, and the National Slovak Radio Orchestra, Joel Suben, conductor and Robert DeMaine, cello soloist.

Composers: Joelle Wallach

Label: Capstone Records

Product ID: CPS-8689

Buy URL 2: https://www.amazon.com/Wallach-Longing-Quartets-Meridian-Quartet/dp/B00005RGGZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2QV21SN3CZAJR&keywords=shadow+sighs+and+songs+of+longing&qid=1668979261&sprefix=shadow+sighs+and+songs+of+longing%2Caps%2C84&sr=8-1

VIDEOS

Joelle Wallach faculty recital at the University of North Texas.

Composer: Joelle Wallach

Description: Joelle Wallach (composer) faculty recital at the University of North Texas.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcFjWtcJLzM

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