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There is a deep interiority to this music . . . Worthington has an instantly recognizable sound, an austere sensuality not quite like anyone else . . . a composer of considerable imagination, emotional expressiveness, and poetic sensibility.” – American Record Guide
Self-taught in composition, Rain Worthington’s catalog includes works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, duos, solos and miniatures. The IAWM Journal called her music “a fusion of styles—ancient, medieval modality and sonorities, modernist minimalist-ostinato, and classical approaches to basic ideas—to capture components of the human experience.
Performances included premieres of Within Deep Currents, Shredding Glass, In Passages and Turning Tides commissioned by the Portland Youth Philharmonic.
The World premiere of Dream Vapors Suite was performed in 2022 by the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra. Also in 2022, violinist Audrey Wright premiered Balancing on the Edge of Shadows with pianist Yundu Wang for her album THINGS IN PAIRS. Navona Records also released Worthington’s second album, PASSAGES THROUGH TIME. Her first orchestral album DREAM VAPORS was released in 2016. “…it is the impact of the composing in every case that stands out as full of dark, burnished color. She is a master of her own orchestral palette.” – Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review
From 2006-2021, she served as Artistic Administrator & Composer Advocate for the New York Women Composers.

Articles
Die mystische Musik von Rain Worthington by Remy Franck, Pizzicato Journal
From the 8BC to Carnegie Hall: The improbable journey of composer Rain Worthington by Bob Krasner
Ona Jarmalavičiūtė talks to American composer Rain Worthington, Classical Music Daily
The Communicative Mystery of Instrumental Music by Rain Worthington, Sonograma Magazine

(Photo by Bobby Miller)

Within Deep Currents for string orchestra

Year: 2020

Duration (in minutes): 6:25

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra, youth orchestra

Score PDF: within_deep_currents-for_string_orchestra-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9858

Description: Within Deep Currents” conveys some of the feelings I have had during this epic time of a global pandemic – a sense of immersion within a flow of time and a feeling of being slowly pulled along by underlying currents, as dynamic forces exert their influences through an interplay of diverse energies. – RW

In Passages – as a violin solo

Year: 2020

Duration (in minutes): 10:12

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo string instrument

Instruments: violin

Score PDF: in_passages-as_a_violin_solo-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/in-passages-as-a-violin-solo/

Description: "In Passages" was originally written for violin soloist and string orchestra. This is a reworking as a violin solo (in 2020).
Program note: A reflection on the passages of emotion — that ebb and flow of the feelings that continually emerge and recede repeatedly throughout life.
(Audio is a midi realization)

Steps in the Night

Year: 2020

Duration (in minutes): 5:30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano

Instruments: any string, cello, contrabass

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/steps-in-the-night/

Description: There is a sense of suspense and uncertainty in taking steps in the night. It brings to mind the evocative aural qualities of someone moving through the dark – at times boldly, other times more carefully measured. – RW (Audio is a midi realization of the cello version)
Video is the world premiere of the double bass version performed by Joel Braun.

Shadows of the Wind

Year: 2019

Duration (in minutes): 12:30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: timpani

Score PDF: shadows_of_the_wind-for_orchestra-final-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9915

Description: The inspiration for this work came to me one night while listening to the sounds of a windstorm, as the wind increased and diminished in cycles, the room was filled with the changing patterns cast by the movements of branches and leaves. Unlike many of my works that tie in more specifically to a memory, dream or emotional response to an experience, this work has a broader wash of mystery as if looking out from a perspective of a high place as shadows of time and memories travel in waves over a vast emotional landscape below. – RW (audio is an excerpt from the CD track)

Measured Responses

Year: 2019

Duration (in minutes): 3:30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo string instrument

Instruments: violin

Score PDF: measured_responses-for_violin-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: (Audio is a midi realization)

Solace

Year: 2018

Duration (in minutes): 3;30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: cello

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/solace-a-duet-for-violin-and-cello-digital-sheet-music/20767781

Description: Duet for violin and cello (Audio is a midi realization)
Score on SheetMusicPlus

Full Circle – for cello soloist and small orchestra

Year: 2018

Duration (in minutes): 10:45

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: concertos, orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: cello

Score PDF: full_circle_for_cello_soloist__small_orchestra-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9854

Description: A contemplation of cycles of emotion that continually emerge and recede throughout life. The music is written for a subtle interplay between the soloist and the orchestra, rather than the traditional role of the soloist being in the forefront.

Configurations

Year: 2017

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: cello

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/configurations-for-two-cellists/

Description: Duet for two cellists or cello and double bass. (Audio is a midi realization)
Premiered by cellists, Guillaume Lagravière & Bruno Ispiola, November, 2017, Osmose Intermezzo, Bruxelles, Belgium.

Just beyond Reach - piano trio

Year: 2017

Duration (in minutes): 7:40

Difficulty: High (professional)

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

Instruments: any string, cello, piano, violin

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20776387

Description: (Audio is a midi realization)
Score on SheetMusicPlus

Resolves

Year: 2016

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo string instrument

Instruments: cello

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/resolves/

Description: Dedicated to extraordinary cellist, Carmine Miranda.
Video features the World premiere of beautifully performed by cellist, Roger Morelló Ros.

Then Again

Year: 2016

Duration (in minutes): 4:45

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo string instrument

Instruments: cello

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/then-again/

Description: (Audio features cellist, Mira Frisch from the “Dancing on Glass” CD release on Albany Records.)
Premiered 2016: Susanne Friedrich, cello, Seminar for Contemporary Music, Rivers School Conservatory, Weston, MA
Program note: Points of thought restated.

Alternating Currents - string quintet

Year: 2016

Duration (in minutes): 4:45

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: string quintet

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/alternating-currents-for-string-quintet-digital-sheet-music/20421413

Changing by Turns - string quartet

Year: 2016

Duration (in minutes): 5:30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: string quartet

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20776132

Description: Three continuous movements for string quartet
(Audio is a midi realization)
Score on SheetMusicPlus

Gathering Steam

Year: 2015

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano

Instruments: marimba

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/gathering-steam/

Description: Premiered by Jane Boxall, marimba. (Audio is a home studio recording by Jane Boxall)

Catching Up - marimba

Year: 2015

Duration (in minutes): 3:10

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo percussion instrument

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/catching-up/

Description: Audio is a home studio recording by percussionist, Jane Boxall.

Resonances – solo violin

Year: 2015

Duration (in minutes): 4:30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo string instrument

Instruments: violin

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/resonances/

Description: Resonances of sounds, resonances of emotions. (Audio is a home studio recording by Eva Ingolf)

In Passages – for violin soloist and string orchestra

Year: 2015

Duration (in minutes): 10:12

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: concertos, string ensemble, string orchestra

Instruments: violin

Score PDF: in_passages-violin_soloist__string_orchestra-final-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9855

Description: A lyrical tone poem of passages of reflection and tenderness for violin soloist and strings.
Album features the recording by the Croatian Chamber Orchestra with Miran Vaupotić, Conductor, and Mojca Ramušćak, violin soloist.
Concert performance video features the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra with Miran Vaupotić, Conductor, and Orest Shourgot, violin soloist.

In Tandem - violin duet

Year: 2015

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: violin

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/in-tandem-for-two-violins/

Description: Audio is the 2016 premiere by Miolina: Mioi Takeda & Lynn Bechtold, violins, Monten Hall, Tokyo, Japan.

Catching Up

Year: 2015

Duration (in minutes): 3:10

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo percussion instrument

Instruments: marimba

Score PDF: catching_up-solo_marimba-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/catching-up/

Description: Audio is a 2018 home studio recording by Jane Boxall, marimba

Simple Persuasions

Year: 2014

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;50'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo percussion instrument

Instruments: marimba

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/simple-persuasions/

Description: Simple Persuasions is comprised of three continuous sections: Playful, Enticing, Alluding
Premiered by Jane Boxall, marimba. (Audio is a home studio recording by Jane Boxall)

Mixed Times of Yearning

Year: 2014

Duration (in minutes): 1:40

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo string instrument

Instruments: cello, viola

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/mixed-times-of-yearning/

Description: A miniature for solo viola or cello. The SoundCloud track is the version for viola that was beautifully performed by Karen Bentley Pollick.
A midi realization of the cello version

Evening Indigo

Year: 2014

Duration (in minutes): 3:45

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo string instrument

Instruments: any string, violin

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/an-evening-indigo/

Description: A fantasy for solo violin, composed for Eva Ingolf and premiered 2014. (Audio is a home studio recording by Eva Ingolf.)

Violinist Barbora Kolářová also performs this work in a video by Marc Webster at Blue on Blue Recording Studio.

Relays - violin duet

Year: 2014

Duration (in minutes): 3:10

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, violin

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/relays/

Description: (Audio is a midi realization)

Forward Motion - two mvmts for marimba

Year: 2014

Duration (in minutes): 6:10

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano

Instruments: marimba

Score PDF: forward_motion-two_mvmts_for_marimba-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/forward-motion/

Description: Forward Motion is comprised of two movements, that can be performed individually as separate works.
I. Gathering Steam
II. Catching Up

(Audio is a home studio recording by percussionist, Jane Boxall.)

Fast Through Dark Winds

Year: 2013

Duration (in minutes): 6:30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Score PDF: fast_through_dark_winds-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9914

Description: Inspired by the emotional intensity of a dream – careening through dense dark night fog on a bike with no brakes, no control and no visibility, accompanied by alternating interludes of fear and transcendent calm.
Recorded: Moravian Philharmonic, Petr Vronsky, Conductor.

Air of Romance

Year: 2013

Duration (in minutes): 2'

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo woodwind instrument

Instruments: alto flute, clarinet

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/an-air-of-romance/

Description: World Premiere, February, 2014 Javier Pérez Garrido´s concert: "Canciones de Esperanza - Romances for solo clarinet" Alicante, Spain.

After Thought - for solo violin

Year: 2012

Duration (in minutes): 3:25

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo string instrument

Instruments: violin

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/after-thought/

Description: Audio features a home studio recording by violinist Sylvia Ahramjian.

Turn in Return - violin and piano

Year: 2012

Duration (in minutes): 2:15

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, piano, violin

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/a-turn-in-return/

Description: (Audio is a midi realization)

Reversing Mirrors in the Quiet – for small orchestra

Year: 2012

Duration (in minutes): 6:10

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Score PDF: reversing_mirrors_in_the_quiet-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=10586

Description: The intangibility of perceptions – the quiet subtle shifting of perceptions between reflection, translucence, and transparency.
Recorded: Moravian Philharmonic, Petr Vronsky, Conductor.

Within a Dance - a tone poem of love

Year: 2012

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Score PDF: within_a_dance-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9917

Description: Reflecting on a first invitation to dance, and the continuation of the dance of love. ... a tenderness of touch; ... a lingering embrace; ... dancing a circular space; ... a song of two. (Recorded by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Petr Vronsky, Conductor, Navona Records)

Moonlit Mists- for marimba & piano

Year: 2012

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;20'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: marimba, piano

Description: (Audio is a midi realization)
Score on SheetMusicPlus

A Dance of Two

Year: 2011

Duration (in minutes): 4:15

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, violin

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/a-dance-of-two-for-two-violins-digital-sheet-music/20424761

Description: (Audio is a midi realization)

Long Division - for chamber orchestra

Year: 2011

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: clarinet, flute, oboe, timpani

Score PDF: long_division-chamber_orch-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: I. Pulses of Distraction
II. Empty Corners
III. Pulling Apart

Chromatic, strong tonal centers, neo-romantic and minimalist influences, atmospheric textures and rhythmic pulses. Traces the dissolution of a relationship. In Mvt 3, all is irrevocably set in motion.

Night Stream

Year: 2011

Duration (in minutes): 4:20

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, viola, violin

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/night-stream/

Description: Reflecting on the passage of time, as if imagined impressionistically as the image – of lights streaming across a window on a late rainy night.

Of Time Remembered

Year: 2011

Duration (in minutes): 8'40;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Score PDF: of_time_remembered-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=10536

Description: Tapping into the impressionistic logic of emotions and dreams, Of Time Remembered represents a journey into an interior space where logic dissolves and language gives way to a subconscious realm where memories play like shadows cast against a screen of emotion.
Recorded by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Petr Vronsky, Conductor.

Refrigerator Poems, Set 1 – SATB a cappella

Year: 2010

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Score PDF: refrigerator_poems-set1-satb-5.pdf

Description: A light song cycle, settings of short-form poems by Therese McNally, created with refrigerator magnets. Quirky, yet profound.
(alt. versions: SSA or SSAA) (audio is a midi realization)

Afternoon Reflections

Year: 2010

Duration (in minutes): 5:30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo woodwind instrument

Instruments: alto flute, bass clarinet, bassoon

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/afternoon-reflections/

Description: Afternoon Reflections, solo basset clarinet version, was awarded 1st Place in the Anton Stadler Composition Competition and premiered September, 2011 in London, UK by Marc B. Naylor. (Audio features Italian virtuoso clarinetist, Guido Arbonelli.)
(Versions available for Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, and Alto Flute)

Memories of Place

Year: 2010

Duration (in minutes): 12'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: bassoon, cello, clarinet, contrabass, flute, oboe, viola

Score PDF: memories_of_place-chamber_orch-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: Premiered 2011: North/South Chamber Orchestra, Max Lifchitz, conductor, NYC
Program note: Memories of aural textures,from a time traveling and living in Greece, Egypt and Turkey, painted with a broad brush of modal sound.

Only to Ask

Year: 2010

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any woodwind, bassoon, clarinet, flute

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/only-to-ask/

Description: Audio features Vent Nouveau, ensemble members with Katrina Owens, flute; Kristen Mather, clarinet; Briana Lehman, bassoon.
Premiered by the Third Wheel Trio: Karin Kantenwein, flute; Adrienne Geffen, clarinet; Rebecca Rivera, bassoon, Heels & Wheels concert, Concordia University, Irvine, CA.

Only to Ask - for String Trio

Year: 2010

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, cello, viola, violin

Score PDF: only_to_ask-string_trio-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: (Audio is a midi realization for this version for string trio.)

Paper Wings - for solo violin

Year: 2009

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo string instrument

Instruments: violin

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/paper-wings/

Description: Paper Wings is dedicated to my mother Nancy Bondurant Jones who, among many accomplishments, was a writer. The title is meant to describe how her writings strengthened her resolve and lifted her spirits, as on “paper wings”.
It was premiered by Michael Braudy in a concert, in Kolkata, India.
Audio recording features a 2020 concert performance by violinist, Audrey Wright.

On Curious Reflection

Year: 2009

Duration (in minutes): 5'

Difficulty: High (professional)

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

Instruments: marimba, piano, vibraphone

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/on-curious-reflection/

Description: The curious play between the poignant immediacy of an emotional moment, and at the same time, stepping back as an observer into a more distanced state of reflection.
Premiered 2010: Ricochet Duo: Jane Boxall, marimba, and Rose Chancler, piano, Ninth Festival of Women Composers, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Audio features by Topher Ruggiero, piano and Nathan Shew, marimba at the 2014 SCI National Conference.
Video features the vibe/piano version premiere by percussionist Chris Graham and pianist Andrea Lodge at Greenwich House Music School, NYC.

Tracing a Dream - for orchestra

Year: 2009

Duration (in minutes): 8:15

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Score PDF: tracing_a_dream-opening-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9857

Description: Tracing a Dream taps into the impressionistic logic of emotions and dreams. Within this realm, there is a fluidity of connections and sequences that is governed by emotional contexts, rather than rational order.
Recorded by the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Ovidiu Marinescu, Conductor, Navona Records.
Video is the World premiere performance by the Missouri State Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Kelts, Conductor.

Confidentially - for bassoon and cello

Year: 2009

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;25

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, bass clarinet, bassoon, cello, clarinet

Score PDF: confidentially-bassoon-cello_duet-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: Confidentially – bsn, vc (alt. version: bass cl, vc). Program note: A brief intimacy of a shared moment in confidence. (Audio is a midi realization.)

Confluences - for orchestra

Year: 2008

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Score PDF: confluences-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: In Confluences, the deliberate, insistent pulse of the piano is the central force through which rhythmic and melodic lines are drawn in, influenced and transformed – creating musical confluences whose predictable elements are offset by unexpected undercurrents and a sense of suspense.
Recorded: Millennium Symphony, Robert Ian Winstin, Conductor.
Original release: "Made in the Americas, Vol. 1"-ERMMedia.

Bala Marimba

Year: 2007

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo percussion instrument

Instruments: marimba

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20776126

Description: Premiere 2009: Zeigeist, Heather Barringer, marimba. (Audio is a home studio recording by percussionist, Jane Boxall.)
Score on SheetMusicPlus

Always Almost - for piano

Year: 2005

Duration (in minutes): 6:15

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/always-almost/

Description: Recorded by pianist Max Lifchitz, on "Moods-Piano Music by American Women Composers."
Video features video features a beautiful performance by Max Lifchitz in his “Women of Note” concert at the National Opera Center in New York City.

Shredding Glass – for orchestra

Year: 2004

Duration (in minutes): 10:06

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Score PDF: shredding_glass-opening-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9856

Description: Shredding Glass began as an immediate cathartic response to the events and images of September 11, 2001. Recorded by the Czech Philharmonic, Robert Ian Winstin, Conductor.
World premiere 2019: Orquestra Sinfônica de Limeira, Conductor Rodrigo Müller, Limeira, Brazil.
U.S. Premiere 2021: Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulysses James, Conductor, Alexandria, VA.

At night

Year: 2001

Duration (in minutes): 5

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, clarinet, mezzo soprano, piano, viola, violin

Score PDF: at_night-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20786672

Description: Originally scored for mezzo sop, cl, pn, vln, vla. (alt. version: mezzo, fl, pno.) A reflection and questioning of life transitions and loves.
(Concert performance: Donna Balson, mezzo soprano; Joseph Kubera, pno; Evan Spritzer, cl; Vita Wallace, vln; Liuh-Wen Ting, vla)
(A score of the mezzo/cl/pn version is available via SheetMusicPlus

Dark Dreams - for chamber ensemble

Year: 2001

Duration (in minutes): 6

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, English horn, horn, piano, viola, violin

Score PDF: dark_dreams_chamber-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: Inspired by a painting by Jared FitzGerald. The germinating idea for the piece relates to its image of an angel in the moonlight, wrestling with a shadowy figure. “Dark Dreams” extends the metaphor to the struggles with “emotional demons” confronted in life. (Concert performance: Jacqueline Leclair, Eng. hrn; Evan Spritzer, cl; Richard Vrotney, bsn; Joseph Kubera, pno; Vita Wallace & Theresa Salomon, vlns; Liuh-Wen Ting, vla; Ariane Lallemand, vc.)

Dark Dreams - for piano

Year: 2001

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: piano

Description: Recorded by Max Lifchitz, on "Moods-Piano Music by American Women Composers."
"’Dark Dreams’ evokes “emotional demons”, apparently more elegant and better-behaved than the ones I have.”- Jack Sullivan, (American Record Guide, January/February 2010) (Audio is a performance by pianist, Desiree Bonitz at the 2016 Missouri State University Composition Festival.)
Score on SheetMusicPlus

World News - carnival spin (chamber)

Year: 2001

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, cello, piano, viola, violin

Score PDF: wn-carnival_spin_chamb-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: Commenting on the media carnival spin overlaid onto the news. Audio is a concert recording.

Yet Still Night - a nocturne for orchestra

Year: 2001

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Score PDF: yet_still_night-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9918

Description: Yet Still Night for orchestra is an urban lullaby, and the nocturnal world intrudes in growing chromatic lines and thickening textures.
2003 World premiere: Orchestra of the SEM Ensemble, Petr Kotik, Conductor, Brooklyn, NY
Recorded by the Czech Philharmonic, Robert Ian Winstin, Conductor. (Video is the opening excerpt.)

Running Late (chamber version)

Year: 2000

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;40'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

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

Score PDF: running_late_chamber-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: Premiere performance: 6/2/00 concert of works, NYC. Chamber version of the first of three sequential nocturnes for orchestra entitled "Disturbances."

Disturbances

Year: 2000

Duration (in minutes): 16'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: timpani

Description: Strings "Disturbances" - Three Sequential Nocturnes for Orchestra; I. Running Late; II. Waking from Broken Dreams; III. Yet Still Night.

These Days - soprano & chamber ensemble

Year: 2000

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: viola

Purchase score URL: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/these-days-soprano-piano-digital-sheet-music/20436199

Description: An evocative contemplation of the existential residue of utter heart break.
In These Days, with words and music by Rain Worthington, the texture is woven inseparably with the color – a most unusual and fascinating technique that allows for subtle, almost spectral shifts and emotional intensity. It is an extraordinary work.” – International Alliance for Women in Music Journal
Score on SheetMusicPlus,
Version for soprano and piano Score on SheetMusicPlus

Jilted Tango

Year: 1999

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, flute, piano, viola

Description: The push and pull in a dance of love. (Audio is a concert performance: Paula Landry, fl; Ron Lawrence, vla; Denise Broadhurst, pno.)

Rhythm Modes

Year: 1999

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;18'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, cello, viola, violin

Description: "...Worthington has taken Copland's structural use of rhythm to a further extreme than most composers. She uses it to enliven and articulate, not only a fixed gamut of harmonies, but motives and melodies." - Kyle Gann (Chamber Music magazine)

Jilted Tango - duet

Year: 1999

Duration (in minutes): 6'

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, clarinet, contrabass, piano, violin

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/jilted-tango/

Description: The give and take in a dance of love. (alternate versions: cl, pno; alto flute, pno; guitar, pno; & DB, pno);
2021 Double bass, Piano version premiere: Joel Braun bassist, Butler School of Music, Austin, TX; *2017 Clarinet, Piano version premiere: George Geogiou, clarinet; Annini Tsiouti, piano, Cyprus; *2017 Korean Premiere: Moonkyung Lee, violin, Seoul, Korea; *2009 Premiere: Julianne Klopotic, violin; Elaine Kwon, piano, Brooklyn, NY
Violinist Moonkyung Lee recorded it for her 2018 album PARTS TO PLAY

Still Motion - a cycle for orchestra

Year: 1999

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Score PDF: still_motion-opening-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9916

Description: The inspiration for Still Motion arose from a combination of sorting through the emotional residue of year’s end and the impatient desire to move ahead with life with a new year’s beginning. It is a mix of edgy energy, reflective sadness and strength of conviction.
Premiere 2001: Orchestra of the SEM Ensemble, Petr Kotik, Conductor, Brooklyn, NY
(Audio features the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Petr Vronsky, Conductor)

As A Tear Falls

Year: 1999

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;31'34;

Difficulty: Low (student/pedagogical)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any string, any voice, any woodwind, cello, oboe, piano, soprano, viola

Score PDF: as_a_tear_falls-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Crazed + Blue

Year: 1998

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: timpani

Score PDF: crazedblue-opening-5.pdf

Description: Beat driven continuity, lively rhythms, minimalist influences. (Audio excerpt is a midi realization)

Conflictions

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, cello, viola, violin

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/conflictions-for-string-quartet-digital-sheet-music/20421421

Description: Premiered: Sirius String Quartet, NYC, 1998. Reminiscent of children's taunts, "conflictions" - feeling "afflicted" with hurtful conflicts.
Score on SheetMusicPlus

Walking On Wires

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any low voice, any male voice, any string, any voice, any woodwind, bass voice, bassoon, cello, clarinet, viola, violin

Score PDF: walking_on_wires-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: Premiered: Sirius String Quartet, NYC. "Walking On Wires" is an anxious lament for love lost, inspired by a remembered impression of the plainsong, "Dies Irae".

Tangents - for piano

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 8

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/tangents-for-piano-digital-sheet-music/20436202

Description: Recorded by Max Lifchitz, on Moods-Piano Music by American Women Composers
"Rain Worthington’s mood sketches…have a delicate wistfulness and Satie-like repose. ……the endless droopings of ‘Tangents’ are, in Worthington’s words, “fragments of thoughts that tangentially pass through conversations” – a Joycean conceit subtly realized.”-- Jack Sullivan, American Record Guide
Score on SheetMusicPlus

Long Division

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 13'39;50'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: piccolo, timpani

Score PDF: long_division-chamber_orch-perusal-5.pdf

Description: Long Division - a tone poem for orchestra in three movements: I. Pulses of Distraction. II. Empty Corners. III. Pulling Apart. Long Division is a symphonic poem arising out of neo-romantic and minimalist influences. The music is chromatic with strong tonal centers, overlaying atmospheric textures and rhythmic pulses through cyclical passages. Stylistically similar material is reworked in the three movements without reference to traditional harmonic development. The emotional intention of the piece progresses through teh movements climaxing in the third movement. The music is both meditatively romantic and edgy.

Song Alone

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;40'34;

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, viola, violin

Score PDF: a_song_alone-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: NYC Concert performance: Immanuel Davis, fl; Evan Spritzer, cl; Julianne Klopotic, vln; Ron Lawrence, vla; Ariane Lallemand, vc.

Moving Through Shadows & Light

Year: 1996

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;48'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, flute, harp, viola

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/moving-through-shadows-light-fl-harp-vla-digital-sheet-music/20424759

Description: A passage through an emotional landscape, moving through memories which at moments seem dark and remote, and other times lucid.
Premiere: Hartford Festival of Women in Music (alt. versions: Hp, Vln, Fl, or Alt. Fl)
(Audio is a midi realization)
Score on SheetMusicPlus

Traveling Dreams

Year: 1996

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;30'34;

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, oboe, viola, violin

Score PDF: traveling_dreams-obclvnvavc-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: Influences of Near Eastern modal sounds while traveling in Greece, Egypt and Turkey. Audio is a concert recording.

Street City

Year: 1996

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

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

Score PDF: street_city-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: Premiered: Synchronia, St. Louis, MO. "Street City" is an attempt to convey some of the elemental dissonance, repetition and rhythmic pulse of the city street sounds. It is also meant to evoke the cyclical transition of mood as a day gives way to quieter night hours, then picking up rhythmically once again as morning approaches.
(Audio is a NYC concert recording)

Resisting Reason

Year: 1996

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any low voice, any male voice, any string, any voice, any woodwind, bass voice, bassoon, cello, clarinet, oboe, viola, violin

Score PDF: resisting_reason-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/resisting-reason-for-wind-quintet-digital-sheet-music/20424755

Description: An emotional resistance to the application of logical reasoning.
Audio is a 2001 NYC concert performance: Jacqueline Leclair, ob; Richard Vrotney, bsn; Theresa Salomon, vln; Liuh-Wen Ting, vla; Ariane Lallemand, vc.
Version for double reed quintet was premiered 2011 by the DoubleEntendre ensemble, Brooklyn, NY.
Score on SheetMusicPlus (version for wind quintet)

Amidst Confusion

Year: 1995

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Low (student/pedagogical)

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

Instruments: any woodwind, flute, oboe

Description: Premiered: Contemporary Music Festival, James Madison University, 1997, Harrisonburg VA. The interplay of oboe and flute represents an emotional struggle that can not be easily resolved amidst prevailing confusion.

Reconsidering

Year: 1995

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;20'34;

Difficulty: Low (student/pedagogical)

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

Instruments: any woodwind, flute, oboe

Description: Premiered: Row Twelve, 1996, Wellfleet MA. "Reconsidering" is meant to evoke a contemplative mood... a lingering premonition that something may not be what it seems and must be reconsidered on a deeper level.

Why Is It?

Year: 1995

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, cello, oboe, viola

Score PDF: why_is_it-ob_vln_vc-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20776415

Description: A moment's questioning of an emotional circumstance. Concert recording: Jacqueline Leclair, oboe; Ron Lawrence, viola; Tomas Ulrich, cello, concert of works, NYC.
Score on SheetMusicPlus

Winter's Solitude

Year: 1995

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;55'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

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

Score PDF: winters_solitude-for_ob__strgs-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20776373

Description: Clear, cold light and quiet introspection infuse two moods of existential contemplation on a winter’s day.
<Score on SheetMusicPlus
(Alternate version: for oboe & strings was premiered by the DoubleEntendre ensemble, Brooklyn, NY see perusal score below)

Reflections of a Distant Time

Year: 1994

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;47'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any brass, any string, any woodwind, clarinet, horn, oboe, viola

Description: "Reflections of a Distant Time" is a quiet reminiscing for an innocence and simple way of life, perhaps only possible in another time.

Hourglass - for piano

Year: 1991

Duration (in minutes): 8'

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/hourglass/

Description: Released 2008: Moods: Piano Music by American Women Composers, Max Lifchitz, piano, North/South Recordings.
Video features pianist Nataliya Medvedovskaya's beautiful performance at Bargemusic, NYC.

Prelude for Winds

Year: 1991

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;10'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

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

Sad Laughter (for my father)

Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: This was among my first composition, before I knew how to notate music, and so was performed from memory and recorded in an early concert. It is dedicated to my father, Phillip Lawrence Jones, an extraordinary man, who at the time, early in his life, was valiantly facing terminal cancer.
Score on SheetMusicPlus

Summer Nights - for piano

Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20776399

Description: Score on SheetMusicPlus

Conversation Before the Rain

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;35'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: (Audio excerpt is from an early solo concert recording.)
Score on SheetMusicPlus

If Only Knowing

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/if-only-knowing-for-piano-digital-sheet-music/20436948

Description: Score on SheetMusicPlus

Confidentially - bass cl & cello

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;25

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, bass clarinet, bassoon, cello, clarinet

Score PDF: confidentially-cello_bass_cl-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: Program note: A brief intimacy of a shared moment in confidence.

Frost Vapors

Duration (in minutes): 1'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo string instrument

Instruments: violin

Description: This short piece attempts to convey the ethereal beauty of frost and cold vaporous air. Originally written for Icelandic violinist, Eva Ingolf’s tribute to her homeland, as a land of mystery. (Audio features Eva Ingolf, violin)
Score on SheetMusicPlus

BaDaBaDaDa – A Riff for a Wind

Duration (in minutes): 3:30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo woodwind instrument

Instruments: any brass, any woodwind, bass clarinet, bassoon, clarinet, horn, trombone

Description: A riff for a wind. Versions for either low wind or brass instruments. (Audio is a concert recording of the bass clarinet version performed by Sam Kaestner)
Bs Clarinet Score on SheetMusicPlus and Bassoon Score on SheetMusicPlus

Duets for a Duo

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;25'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: alto, alto flute, any female voice, any low voice, any voice, any woodwind, bassoon, flute, oboe

Score PDF: duets_for_a_duo-flob-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: Two short movements: I. Reconsidering, II. Amidst Confusion
(Audio is a concert performance by 2Flutes: Laura Falzon and Pamela Sklar at St. Paul's Concert series, Columbia University, NYC.
Score on SheetMusicPlus (version for two flutes)

Light Currents - solo marimba

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;15'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo percussion instrument

Instruments: marimba

Score PDF: light_currents-new_solo_marimba-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Sparks Vol II

Includes Within Deep Currents for string orchestra

Composers: Rain Worthington, & others

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Product ID: NV6337

Buy URL: https://music.amazon.com/albums/B08WHY21GG

Buy URL 2: https://music.apple.com/us/album/sparks-vol-2/1553315359?uo=4

PRISMA Vol 4

Includes Shadows of the Wind for small orchestra, performed by the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanislav Vavřínek conductor, and with Ivo Fišer cello.

Composers: Rain Worthington, Adrienne Albert, & others

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Product ID: NV6298

Buy URL: https://www.amazon.com/Prisma-4-Various/dp/B08BWHQ7VB

Buy URL 2: https://music.apple.com/us/album/prisma-vol-4/1524705028

Dancing on Glass: String Chamber Music by Women Composers

DISCOVER RECENT STRING CHAMBER WORKS BY LEADING WOMEN COMPOSERS.
This recording of works for strings by women composers includes two works for string trio by Victoria Bond and Julie Mandel; a work for solo cello and two works for violin duo by Rain Worthington; and a composition for violin and cello by Adrienne Albert. Performers include violinists, Anna Cromwell and Lisa Nelson, and cellist, Mira Frisch.

Composers: Adrienne Albert, Victoria Bond, Julie Mandel & Rain Worthington

Label: Albany Records

Product ID: TROY1797

Buy URL: http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=2297316

Buy URL 2: https://www.amazon.com/Dancing-Glass-String-Chamber-Composers/dp/B0848NGS7S/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Dancing+on+Glass%3A+String+Chamber+Music+by+Women+Composers&qid=1582336302&s=dmusic&sr=1-1

PRISMA Vol 2

Includes Full Circle for cello soloist and small orchestra recorded by Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Petr Vronský conductor and Petr Nouzovský cello

Composers: Rain Worthington, & others

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Product ID: NV6232

Buy URL: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PXD7S6T

Beneath The Tide

A reflection on human emotion and experience through a collection of five concertos. Includes In Passages for violin soloist and string orchestra, performed by the Croatian Chamber Orchestra (Hrvatski komorni orkestar), Miran Vaupotić, Conductor, & Mojca Ramušćak, violin soloist.

Composers: Rain Worthington, & others

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Product ID: NV6216

Buy URL: https://www.amazon.com/Beneath-Cunningham-Croatian-Chamber-Orchestra/dp/B07NJ1KWF1/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=beneath+the+tide+Cunningham+Worthington+Reiprich+Mehocic&qid=1549916157&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr0

Buy URL 2: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-passages/1454719419?i=1454719420&app=itunes

New York Tapestries

A collection of colorful contemporary works for two flutes by New York women composers, specifically written or transcribed for the duo 2Flutes (Laura Falzon and Pamela Sklar).

Composers: Marilyn Bliss, Victoria Bond, Alyssa Reit, Pamela Sklar, Rain Worthington

Buy URL: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/2flutes/1448580810

Buy URL 2: https://open.spotify.com/album/06c34DHZekfbE2sI5z3K17

Parts to Play

Choosing to include Prokofiev amid compositions from six contemporary composers is indicative of violinist Moonkyung Lee’s ability to tease out the subtle nuances of every piece she performs.

Composers: Rain Worthington, Judith Lang Zaimont, & others

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Product ID: NV6165

Buy URL: https://smile.amazon.com/Parts-Play-Moonkyung-Martha-Locker/dp/B07CXZ9DJD/ref=smi_www_rco2_go_smi_1405964225?_encoding=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0&ie=UTF8

Dream Vapors – selected works for orchestra

Shredding Glass  – for orchestra
Reversing Mirrors in the Quiet – for small orchestra
Tracing a Dream – for orchestra
Fast Through Dark Winds – for small orchestra
Within a Dance – a tone poem of love – for small orchestra
Yet Still Night  – for orchestra
Of Time Remembered – for orchestra

Composers: Rain Worthington

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Label's Website: rainworthington.com/

Product ID: NV6025

Buy URL: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A9YVR62?keywords=DREAM%20VAPORS&qid=1455285823&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

Buy URL 2: http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=2165623

Elements Rising

Includes Night Stream for two violins, and Rhythm Modes for string quartet.

Composers: Rain Worthington, & others

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Product ID: NV5990

Buy URL: http://www.amazon.com/Elements-Rising-Ramette/dp/B00T3IQ888

Buy URL 2: http://www.classicsonline.com/catalogue/product.aspx?pid=2354523

Luminescence

Luminescence brings to light six works for small and large orchestra, showcasing the inspired directions and composers of contemporary orchestral music. In the tone poem, Within a Dance, Rain Worthington evokes the intimacy of a first invitation to dance, and the continuing dance of love.

Composers: Rain Worthington, & others

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Label's Website: rainworthington.com/

Product ID: NV5969

Buy URL: http://www.amazon.com/Luminescence-Moravian-Philharmonic-Orchestra/dp/B00MHIKLE8/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1410482500&sr=1-2-fkmr0&keywords=LUMINESCENCE+NV5969

Buy URL 2: http://www.classicsonline.com/catalogue/product.aspx?pid=2222994

Paradigms

PARADIGMS, New Sounds for the Modern Orchestra (Enhanced CD includes scores & video). PARADIGMS explores the notion that music of varied influences, backgrounds, and techniques can be presented as a criterion of modern classical as a whole. With orchestral works that dive into the dramatic and expressive, ponder the impressionistic, and compare the peaceful with the chaotic, this album posits that music of all studies, influences, and methods of creation are pieces of a larger puzzle that shape the American contemporary soundscape. Includes Rain Worthington's Of Time Remembered.

Composers: Rain Worthington, & others

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Label's Website: www.rainworthington.com

Product ID: NV5880

Buy URL: http://www.naxosdirect.com/GOOCH-WORTHINGTON-QUILLING---PARADIGMS-NEW-SOUNDS-FOR-THE/title/NV5880/

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Light and Shadow – Modern Orchestral Works

Light and Shadow is an all-new collection of modern orchestral works from composers Adrienne Albert, Daniel Perttu, Rain Worthington, Rebecca Oswald, Russ Lombardi and Tadd Russo.
The works on this disc range from a musical depiction of the imagery of war to a bold, tonal piece inspired by a property dispute. This collection offers a succinct and powerful view into the world of modern orchestral composition.
The physical disc is an enhanced-content CD, with the full music scores, program notes, and other extras.

Composers: Rain Worthington plus others

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Label's Website: www.rainworthington.com

Product ID: NV5847

Buy URL: http://www.hbdirect.com/album_detail.php?pid=1793110

Buy URL 2: http://www.classicsonline.com/catalogue/product.aspx?pid=1163712

If Only Knowing

A collection of evocative pieces that are contemplative and sensuous, mesmerizing and haunting.
An archival concert performance available on CD Baby

Composers: Rain Worthington.

Label: CDBaby.com

Label's Website: www.rainworthington.com

Product ID: IfOK-76

Buy URL: https://amzn.to/3fu5O0W

Buy URL 2: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/rain-worthington/882981394?itscg=30200&itsct=toolbox_linkbuilder&ls=1&app=itunes

North Moore Street Loft-2nd Concert

This archival solo piano concert recording is a soulful journey through a soundscape that is both minimal and lush, meditative and suspenseful - romanticism on the edge of minimalism. Recorded at Charlemagne Palestine's Tribeca loft.
CD available at CD Baby, and Apple iTunes

Composers: Rain Worthington

Label: CDBaby.com

Label's Website: www.rainworthington.com

Product ID: NMoore2

Buy URL: https://music.apple.com/us/album/north-moore-street-loft-2nd-concert/264745471

Buy URL 2: https://amzn.to/2UTr2w1

Balancing on the Edge of Shadows

Year: 2022

Composer: Rain Worthington

Description: This work was commissioned by violinist Audrey Wright in early 2020, and was beautifully recorded by Audrey and pianist Yundu Wang, with sound-responsive lighting created by Geoff Robertson.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLTP6ywd6aE

"Resolves" performed by cellist, Roger Morelló Ros

Composer: Rain Worthington

Description: World premiere of Resolves performed by cellist, Roger Morelló Ros

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

Mixed Times of Yearning

Composer: Rain Worthington

Description: A miniature for solo viola, beautifully premiered by Karen Bentley Pollick in Seattle, WA.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oij6mcDA9WI

Hourglass performed by Nataliya Medvedovskaya

Composer: Rain Worthington

Description: Nataliya Medvedovskaya's beautiful performance of my piano composition, Hourglass at Bargemusic.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSiO6CrBQF4

BIOGRAPHY
There is a deep interiority to this music . . . Worthington has an instantly recognizable sound, an austere sensuality not quite like anyone else . . . a composer of considerable imagination, emotional expressiveness, and poetic sensibility.” – American Record Guide
Self-taught in composition, Rain Worthington’s catalog includes works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, duos, solos and miniatures. The IAWM Journal called her music “a fusion of styles—ancient, medieval modality and sonorities, modernist minimalist-ostinato, and classical approaches to basic ideas—to capture components of the human experience.
Performances included premieres of Within Deep Currents, Shredding Glass, In Passages and Turning Tides commissioned by the Portland Youth Philharmonic.
The World premiere of Dream Vapors Suite was performed in 2022 by the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra. Also in 2022, violinist Audrey Wright premiered Balancing on the Edge of Shadows with pianist Yundu Wang for her album THINGS IN PAIRS. Navona Records also released Worthington’s second album, PASSAGES THROUGH TIME. Her first orchestral album DREAM VAPORS was released in 2016. “…it is the impact of the composing in every case that stands out as full of dark, burnished color. She is a master of her own orchestral palette.” - Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review
From 2006-2021, she served as Artistic Administrator & Composer Advocate for the New York Women Composers.

Articles
Die mystische Musik von Rain Worthington by Remy Franck, Pizzicato Journal
From the 8BC to Carnegie Hall: The improbable journey of composer Rain Worthington by Bob Krasner
Ona Jarmalavičiūtė talks to American composer Rain Worthington, Classical Music Daily
The Communicative Mystery of Instrumental Music by Rain Worthington, Sonograma Magazine

(Photo by Bobby Miller)
COMPOSITIONS

Within Deep Currents for string orchestra

Year: 2020

Duration (in minutes): 6:25

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra, youth orchestra

Score PDF: within_deep_currents-for_string_orchestra-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9858

Description: Within Deep Currents” conveys some of the feelings I have had during this epic time of a global pandemic – a sense of immersion within a flow of time and a feeling of being slowly pulled along by underlying currents, as dynamic forces exert their influences through an interplay of diverse energies. – RW

In Passages – as a violin solo

Year: 2020

Duration (in minutes): 10:12

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo string instrument

Instruments: violin

Score PDF: in_passages-as_a_violin_solo-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/in-passages-as-a-violin-solo/

Description: "In Passages" was originally written for violin soloist and string orchestra. This is a reworking as a violin solo (in 2020).
Program note: A reflection on the passages of emotion — that ebb and flow of the feelings that continually emerge and recede repeatedly throughout life.
(Audio is a midi realization)

Steps in the Night

Year: 2020

Duration (in minutes): 5:30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano

Instruments: any string, cello, contrabass

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/steps-in-the-night/

Description: There is a sense of suspense and uncertainty in taking steps in the night. It brings to mind the evocative aural qualities of someone moving through the dark – at times boldly, other times more carefully measured. – RW (Audio is a midi realization of the cello version)
Video is the world premiere of the double bass version performed by Joel Braun.

Shadows of the Wind

Year: 2019

Duration (in minutes): 12:30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: timpani

Score PDF: shadows_of_the_wind-for_orchestra-final-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9915

Description: The inspiration for this work came to me one night while listening to the sounds of a windstorm, as the wind increased and diminished in cycles, the room was filled with the changing patterns cast by the movements of branches and leaves. Unlike many of my works that tie in more specifically to a memory, dream or emotional response to an experience, this work has a broader wash of mystery as if looking out from a perspective of a high place as shadows of time and memories travel in waves over a vast emotional landscape below. – RW (audio is an excerpt from the CD track)

Measured Responses

Year: 2019

Duration (in minutes): 3:30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo string instrument

Instruments: violin

Score PDF: measured_responses-for_violin-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: (Audio is a midi realization)

Solace

Year: 2018

Duration (in minutes): 3;30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: cello

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/solace-a-duet-for-violin-and-cello-digital-sheet-music/20767781

Description: Duet for violin and cello (Audio is a midi realization)
Score on SheetMusicPlus

Full Circle – for cello soloist and small orchestra

Year: 2018

Duration (in minutes): 10:45

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: concertos, orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: cello

Score PDF: full_circle_for_cello_soloist__small_orchestra-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9854

Description: A contemplation of cycles of emotion that continually emerge and recede throughout life. The music is written for a subtle interplay between the soloist and the orchestra, rather than the traditional role of the soloist being in the forefront.

Configurations

Year: 2017

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: cello

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/configurations-for-two-cellists/

Description: Duet for two cellists or cello and double bass. (Audio is a midi realization)
Premiered by cellists, Guillaume Lagravière & Bruno Ispiola, November, 2017, Osmose Intermezzo, Bruxelles, Belgium.

Just beyond Reach - piano trio

Year: 2017

Duration (in minutes): 7:40

Difficulty: High (professional)

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

Instruments: any string, cello, piano, violin

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20776387

Description: (Audio is a midi realization)
Score on SheetMusicPlus

Resolves

Year: 2016

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo string instrument

Instruments: cello

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/resolves/

Description: Dedicated to extraordinary cellist, Carmine Miranda.
Video features the World premiere of beautifully performed by cellist, Roger Morelló Ros.

Then Again

Year: 2016

Duration (in minutes): 4:45

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo string instrument

Instruments: cello

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/then-again/

Description: (Audio features cellist, Mira Frisch from the “Dancing on Glass” CD release on Albany Records.)
Premiered 2016: Susanne Friedrich, cello, Seminar for Contemporary Music, Rivers School Conservatory, Weston, MA
Program note: Points of thought restated.

Alternating Currents - string quintet

Year: 2016

Duration (in minutes): 4:45

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: string quintet

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/alternating-currents-for-string-quintet-digital-sheet-music/20421413

Changing by Turns - string quartet

Year: 2016

Duration (in minutes): 5:30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: string quartet

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20776132

Description: Three continuous movements for string quartet
(Audio is a midi realization)
Score on SheetMusicPlus

Gathering Steam

Year: 2015

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano

Instruments: marimba

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/gathering-steam/

Description: Premiered by Jane Boxall, marimba. (Audio is a home studio recording by Jane Boxall)

Catching Up - marimba

Year: 2015

Duration (in minutes): 3:10

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo percussion instrument

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/catching-up/

Description: Audio is a home studio recording by percussionist, Jane Boxall.

Resonances – solo violin

Year: 2015

Duration (in minutes): 4:30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo string instrument

Instruments: violin

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/resonances/

Description: Resonances of sounds, resonances of emotions. (Audio is a home studio recording by Eva Ingolf)

In Passages – for violin soloist and string orchestra

Year: 2015

Duration (in minutes): 10:12

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: concertos, string ensemble, string orchestra

Instruments: violin

Score PDF: in_passages-violin_soloist__string_orchestra-final-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9855

Description: A lyrical tone poem of passages of reflection and tenderness for violin soloist and strings.
Album features the recording by the Croatian Chamber Orchestra with Miran Vaupotić, Conductor, and Mojca Ramušćak, violin soloist.
Concert performance video features the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra with Miran Vaupotić, Conductor, and Orest Shourgot, violin soloist.

In Tandem - violin duet

Year: 2015

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: violin

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/in-tandem-for-two-violins/

Description: Audio is the 2016 premiere by Miolina: Mioi Takeda & Lynn Bechtold, violins, Monten Hall, Tokyo, Japan.

Catching Up

Year: 2015

Duration (in minutes): 3:10

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo percussion instrument

Instruments: marimba

Score PDF: catching_up-solo_marimba-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/catching-up/

Description: Audio is a 2018 home studio recording by Jane Boxall, marimba

Simple Persuasions

Year: 2014

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;50'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo percussion instrument

Instruments: marimba

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/simple-persuasions/

Description: Simple Persuasions is comprised of three continuous sections: Playful, Enticing, Alluding
Premiered by Jane Boxall, marimba. (Audio is a home studio recording by Jane Boxall)

Mixed Times of Yearning

Year: 2014

Duration (in minutes): 1:40

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo string instrument

Instruments: cello, viola

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/mixed-times-of-yearning/

Description: A miniature for solo viola or cello. The SoundCloud track is the version for viola that was beautifully performed by Karen Bentley Pollick.
A midi realization of the cello version

Evening Indigo

Year: 2014

Duration (in minutes): 3:45

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo string instrument

Instruments: any string, violin

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/an-evening-indigo/

Description: A fantasy for solo violin, composed for Eva Ingolf and premiered 2014. (Audio is a home studio recording by Eva Ingolf.)

Violinist Barbora Kolářová also performs this work in a video by Marc Webster at Blue on Blue Recording Studio.

Relays - violin duet

Year: 2014

Duration (in minutes): 3:10

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, violin

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/relays/

Description: (Audio is a midi realization)

Forward Motion - two mvmts for marimba

Year: 2014

Duration (in minutes): 6:10

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano

Instruments: marimba

Score PDF: forward_motion-two_mvmts_for_marimba-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/forward-motion/

Description: Forward Motion is comprised of two movements, that can be performed individually as separate works.
I. Gathering Steam
II. Catching Up

(Audio is a home studio recording by percussionist, Jane Boxall.)

Fast Through Dark Winds

Year: 2013

Duration (in minutes): 6:30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Score PDF: fast_through_dark_winds-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9914

Description: Inspired by the emotional intensity of a dream – careening through dense dark night fog on a bike with no brakes, no control and no visibility, accompanied by alternating interludes of fear and transcendent calm.
Recorded: Moravian Philharmonic, Petr Vronsky, Conductor.

Air of Romance

Year: 2013

Duration (in minutes): 2'

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo woodwind instrument

Instruments: alto flute, clarinet

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/an-air-of-romance/

Description: World Premiere, February, 2014 Javier Pérez Garrido´s concert: "Canciones de Esperanza - Romances for solo clarinet" Alicante, Spain.

After Thought - for solo violin

Year: 2012

Duration (in minutes): 3:25

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo string instrument

Instruments: violin

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/after-thought/

Description: Audio features a home studio recording by violinist Sylvia Ahramjian.

Turn in Return - violin and piano

Year: 2012

Duration (in minutes): 2:15

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, piano, violin

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/a-turn-in-return/

Description: (Audio is a midi realization)

Reversing Mirrors in the Quiet – for small orchestra

Year: 2012

Duration (in minutes): 6:10

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Score PDF: reversing_mirrors_in_the_quiet-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=10586

Description: The intangibility of perceptions – the quiet subtle shifting of perceptions between reflection, translucence, and transparency.
Recorded: Moravian Philharmonic, Petr Vronsky, Conductor.

Within a Dance - a tone poem of love

Year: 2012

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Score PDF: within_a_dance-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9917

Description: Reflecting on a first invitation to dance, and the continuation of the dance of love. ... a tenderness of touch; ... a lingering embrace; ... dancing a circular space; ... a song of two. (Recorded by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Petr Vronsky, Conductor, Navona Records)

Moonlit Mists- for marimba & piano

Year: 2012

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;20'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: marimba, piano

Description: (Audio is a midi realization)
Score on SheetMusicPlus

A Dance of Two

Year: 2011

Duration (in minutes): 4:15

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, violin

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/a-dance-of-two-for-two-violins-digital-sheet-music/20424761

Description: (Audio is a midi realization)

Long Division - for chamber orchestra

Year: 2011

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: clarinet, flute, oboe, timpani

Score PDF: long_division-chamber_orch-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: I. Pulses of Distraction
II. Empty Corners
III. Pulling Apart

Chromatic, strong tonal centers, neo-romantic and minimalist influences, atmospheric textures and rhythmic pulses. Traces the dissolution of a relationship. In Mvt 3, all is irrevocably set in motion.

Night Stream

Year: 2011

Duration (in minutes): 4:20

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, viola, violin

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/night-stream/

Description: Reflecting on the passage of time, as if imagined impressionistically as the image – of lights streaming across a window on a late rainy night.

Of Time Remembered

Year: 2011

Duration (in minutes): 8'40;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Score PDF: of_time_remembered-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=10536

Description: Tapping into the impressionistic logic of emotions and dreams, Of Time Remembered represents a journey into an interior space where logic dissolves and language gives way to a subconscious realm where memories play like shadows cast against a screen of emotion.
Recorded by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Petr Vronsky, Conductor.

Refrigerator Poems, Set 1 – SATB a cappella

Year: 2010

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Score PDF: refrigerator_poems-set1-satb-5.pdf

Description: A light song cycle, settings of short-form poems by Therese McNally, created with refrigerator magnets. Quirky, yet profound.
(alt. versions: SSA or SSAA) (audio is a midi realization)

Afternoon Reflections

Year: 2010

Duration (in minutes): 5:30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo woodwind instrument

Instruments: alto flute, bass clarinet, bassoon

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/afternoon-reflections/

Description: Afternoon Reflections, solo basset clarinet version, was awarded 1st Place in the Anton Stadler Composition Competition and premiered September, 2011 in London, UK by Marc B. Naylor. (Audio features Italian virtuoso clarinetist, Guido Arbonelli.)
(Versions available for Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, and Alto Flute)

Memories of Place

Year: 2010

Duration (in minutes): 12'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: bassoon, cello, clarinet, contrabass, flute, oboe, viola

Score PDF: memories_of_place-chamber_orch-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: Premiered 2011: North/South Chamber Orchestra, Max Lifchitz, conductor, NYC
Program note: Memories of aural textures,from a time traveling and living in Greece, Egypt and Turkey, painted with a broad brush of modal sound.

Only to Ask

Year: 2010

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any woodwind, bassoon, clarinet, flute

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/only-to-ask/

Description: Audio features Vent Nouveau, ensemble members with Katrina Owens, flute; Kristen Mather, clarinet; Briana Lehman, bassoon.
Premiered by the Third Wheel Trio: Karin Kantenwein, flute; Adrienne Geffen, clarinet; Rebecca Rivera, bassoon, Heels & Wheels concert, Concordia University, Irvine, CA.

Only to Ask - for String Trio

Year: 2010

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, cello, viola, violin

Score PDF: only_to_ask-string_trio-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: (Audio is a midi realization for this version for string trio.)

Paper Wings - for solo violin

Year: 2009

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo string instrument

Instruments: violin

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/paper-wings/

Description: Paper Wings is dedicated to my mother Nancy Bondurant Jones who, among many accomplishments, was a writer. The title is meant to describe how her writings strengthened her resolve and lifted her spirits, as on “paper wings”.
It was premiered by Michael Braudy in a concert, in Kolkata, India.
Audio recording features a 2020 concert performance by violinist, Audrey Wright.

On Curious Reflection

Year: 2009

Duration (in minutes): 5'

Difficulty: High (professional)

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

Instruments: marimba, piano, vibraphone

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/on-curious-reflection/

Description: The curious play between the poignant immediacy of an emotional moment, and at the same time, stepping back as an observer into a more distanced state of reflection.
Premiered 2010: Ricochet Duo: Jane Boxall, marimba, and Rose Chancler, piano, Ninth Festival of Women Composers, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Audio features by Topher Ruggiero, piano and Nathan Shew, marimba at the 2014 SCI National Conference.
Video features the vibe/piano version premiere by percussionist Chris Graham and pianist Andrea Lodge at Greenwich House Music School, NYC.

Tracing a Dream - for orchestra

Year: 2009

Duration (in minutes): 8:15

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Score PDF: tracing_a_dream-opening-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9857

Description: Tracing a Dream taps into the impressionistic logic of emotions and dreams. Within this realm, there is a fluidity of connections and sequences that is governed by emotional contexts, rather than rational order.
Recorded by the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Ovidiu Marinescu, Conductor, Navona Records.
Video is the World premiere performance by the Missouri State Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Kelts, Conductor.

Confidentially - for bassoon and cello

Year: 2009

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;25

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, bass clarinet, bassoon, cello, clarinet

Score PDF: confidentially-bassoon-cello_duet-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: Confidentially – bsn, vc (alt. version: bass cl, vc). Program note: A brief intimacy of a shared moment in confidence. (Audio is a midi realization.)

Confluences - for orchestra

Year: 2008

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Score PDF: confluences-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: In Confluences, the deliberate, insistent pulse of the piano is the central force through which rhythmic and melodic lines are drawn in, influenced and transformed – creating musical confluences whose predictable elements are offset by unexpected undercurrents and a sense of suspense.
Recorded: Millennium Symphony, Robert Ian Winstin, Conductor.
Original release: "Made in the Americas, Vol. 1"-ERMMedia.

Bala Marimba

Year: 2007

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo percussion instrument

Instruments: marimba

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20776126

Description: Premiere 2009: Zeigeist, Heather Barringer, marimba. (Audio is a home studio recording by percussionist, Jane Boxall.)
Score on SheetMusicPlus

Always Almost - for piano

Year: 2005

Duration (in minutes): 6:15

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/always-almost/

Description: Recorded by pianist Max Lifchitz, on "Moods-Piano Music by American Women Composers."
Video features video features a beautiful performance by Max Lifchitz in his “Women of Note” concert at the National Opera Center in New York City.

Shredding Glass – for orchestra

Year: 2004

Duration (in minutes): 10:06

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Score PDF: shredding_glass-opening-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9856

Description: Shredding Glass began as an immediate cathartic response to the events and images of September 11, 2001. Recorded by the Czech Philharmonic, Robert Ian Winstin, Conductor.
World premiere 2019: Orquestra Sinfônica de Limeira, Conductor Rodrigo Müller, Limeira, Brazil.
U.S. Premiere 2021: Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulysses James, Conductor, Alexandria, VA.

At night

Year: 2001

Duration (in minutes): 5

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, clarinet, mezzo soprano, piano, viola, violin

Score PDF: at_night-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20786672

Description: Originally scored for mezzo sop, cl, pn, vln, vla. (alt. version: mezzo, fl, pno.) A reflection and questioning of life transitions and loves.
(Concert performance: Donna Balson, mezzo soprano; Joseph Kubera, pno; Evan Spritzer, cl; Vita Wallace, vln; Liuh-Wen Ting, vla)
(A score of the mezzo/cl/pn version is available via SheetMusicPlus

Dark Dreams - for chamber ensemble

Year: 2001

Duration (in minutes): 6

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, English horn, horn, piano, viola, violin

Score PDF: dark_dreams_chamber-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: Inspired by a painting by Jared FitzGerald. The germinating idea for the piece relates to its image of an angel in the moonlight, wrestling with a shadowy figure. “Dark Dreams” extends the metaphor to the struggles with “emotional demons” confronted in life. (Concert performance: Jacqueline Leclair, Eng. hrn; Evan Spritzer, cl; Richard Vrotney, bsn; Joseph Kubera, pno; Vita Wallace & Theresa Salomon, vlns; Liuh-Wen Ting, vla; Ariane Lallemand, vc.)

Dark Dreams - for piano

Year: 2001

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: piano

Description: Recorded by Max Lifchitz, on "Moods-Piano Music by American Women Composers."
"’Dark Dreams’ evokes “emotional demons”, apparently more elegant and better-behaved than the ones I have.”- Jack Sullivan, (American Record Guide, January/February 2010) (Audio is a performance by pianist, Desiree Bonitz at the 2016 Missouri State University Composition Festival.)
Score on SheetMusicPlus

World News - carnival spin (chamber)

Year: 2001

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, cello, piano, viola, violin

Score PDF: wn-carnival_spin_chamb-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: Commenting on the media carnival spin overlaid onto the news. Audio is a concert recording.

Yet Still Night - a nocturne for orchestra

Year: 2001

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Score PDF: yet_still_night-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9918

Description: Yet Still Night for orchestra is an urban lullaby, and the nocturnal world intrudes in growing chromatic lines and thickening textures.
2003 World premiere: Orchestra of the SEM Ensemble, Petr Kotik, Conductor, Brooklyn, NY
Recorded by the Czech Philharmonic, Robert Ian Winstin, Conductor. (Video is the opening excerpt.)

Running Late (chamber version)

Year: 2000

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;40'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

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

Score PDF: running_late_chamber-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: Premiere performance: 6/2/00 concert of works, NYC. Chamber version of the first of three sequential nocturnes for orchestra entitled "Disturbances."

Disturbances

Year: 2000

Duration (in minutes): 16'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: timpani

Description: Strings "Disturbances" - Three Sequential Nocturnes for Orchestra; I. Running Late; II. Waking from Broken Dreams; III. Yet Still Night.

These Days - soprano & chamber ensemble

Year: 2000

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: viola

Purchase score URL: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/these-days-soprano-piano-digital-sheet-music/20436199

Description: An evocative contemplation of the existential residue of utter heart break.
In These Days, with words and music by Rain Worthington, the texture is woven inseparably with the color – a most unusual and fascinating technique that allows for subtle, almost spectral shifts and emotional intensity. It is an extraordinary work.” – International Alliance for Women in Music Journal
Score on SheetMusicPlus,
Version for soprano and piano Score on SheetMusicPlus

Jilted Tango

Year: 1999

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, flute, piano, viola

Description: The push and pull in a dance of love. (Audio is a concert performance: Paula Landry, fl; Ron Lawrence, vla; Denise Broadhurst, pno.)

Rhythm Modes

Year: 1999

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;18'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, cello, viola, violin

Description: "...Worthington has taken Copland's structural use of rhythm to a further extreme than most composers. She uses it to enliven and articulate, not only a fixed gamut of harmonies, but motives and melodies." - Kyle Gann (Chamber Music magazine)

Jilted Tango - duet

Year: 1999

Duration (in minutes): 6'

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, clarinet, contrabass, piano, violin

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/jilted-tango/

Description: The give and take in a dance of love. (alternate versions: cl, pno; alto flute, pno; guitar, pno; & DB, pno);
2021 Double bass, Piano version premiere: Joel Braun bassist, Butler School of Music, Austin, TX; *2017 Clarinet, Piano version premiere: George Geogiou, clarinet; Annini Tsiouti, piano, Cyprus; *2017 Korean Premiere: Moonkyung Lee, violin, Seoul, Korea; *2009 Premiere: Julianne Klopotic, violin; Elaine Kwon, piano, Brooklyn, NY
Violinist Moonkyung Lee recorded it for her 2018 album PARTS TO PLAY

Still Motion - a cycle for orchestra

Year: 1999

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Score PDF: still_motion-opening-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9916

Description: The inspiration for Still Motion arose from a combination of sorting through the emotional residue of year’s end and the impatient desire to move ahead with life with a new year’s beginning. It is a mix of edgy energy, reflective sadness and strength of conviction.
Premiere 2001: Orchestra of the SEM Ensemble, Petr Kotik, Conductor, Brooklyn, NY
(Audio features the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Petr Vronsky, Conductor)

As A Tear Falls

Year: 1999

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;31'34;

Difficulty: Low (student/pedagogical)

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

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any string, any voice, any woodwind, cello, oboe, piano, soprano, viola

Score PDF: as_a_tear_falls-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Crazed + Blue

Year: 1998

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: timpani

Score PDF: crazedblue-opening-5.pdf

Description: Beat driven continuity, lively rhythms, minimalist influences. (Audio excerpt is a midi realization)

Conflictions

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, cello, viola, violin

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/conflictions-for-string-quartet-digital-sheet-music/20421421

Description: Premiered: Sirius String Quartet, NYC, 1998. Reminiscent of children's taunts, "conflictions" - feeling "afflicted" with hurtful conflicts.
Score on SheetMusicPlus

Walking On Wires

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any low voice, any male voice, any string, any voice, any woodwind, bass voice, bassoon, cello, clarinet, viola, violin

Score PDF: walking_on_wires-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: Premiered: Sirius String Quartet, NYC. "Walking On Wires" is an anxious lament for love lost, inspired by a remembered impression of the plainsong, "Dies Irae".

Tangents - for piano

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 8

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/tangents-for-piano-digital-sheet-music/20436202

Description: Recorded by Max Lifchitz, on Moods-Piano Music by American Women Composers
"Rain Worthington’s mood sketches…have a delicate wistfulness and Satie-like repose. ……the endless droopings of ‘Tangents’ are, in Worthington’s words, “fragments of thoughts that tangentially pass through conversations” – a Joycean conceit subtly realized.”-- Jack Sullivan, American Record Guide
Score on SheetMusicPlus

Long Division

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 13'39;50'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: piccolo, timpani

Score PDF: long_division-chamber_orch-perusal-5.pdf

Description: Long Division - a tone poem for orchestra in three movements: I. Pulses of Distraction. II. Empty Corners. III. Pulling Apart. Long Division is a symphonic poem arising out of neo-romantic and minimalist influences. The music is chromatic with strong tonal centers, overlaying atmospheric textures and rhythmic pulses through cyclical passages. Stylistically similar material is reworked in the three movements without reference to traditional harmonic development. The emotional intention of the piece progresses through teh movements climaxing in the third movement. The music is both meditatively romantic and edgy.

Song Alone

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;40'34;

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, viola, violin

Score PDF: a_song_alone-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: NYC Concert performance: Immanuel Davis, fl; Evan Spritzer, cl; Julianne Klopotic, vln; Ron Lawrence, vla; Ariane Lallemand, vc.

Moving Through Shadows & Light

Year: 1996

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;48'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, flute, harp, viola

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/moving-through-shadows-light-fl-harp-vla-digital-sheet-music/20424759

Description: A passage through an emotional landscape, moving through memories which at moments seem dark and remote, and other times lucid.
Premiere: Hartford Festival of Women in Music (alt. versions: Hp, Vln, Fl, or Alt. Fl)
(Audio is a midi realization)
Score on SheetMusicPlus

Traveling Dreams

Year: 1996

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;30'34;

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, oboe, viola, violin

Score PDF: traveling_dreams-obclvnvavc-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: Influences of Near Eastern modal sounds while traveling in Greece, Egypt and Turkey. Audio is a concert recording.

Street City

Year: 1996

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

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

Score PDF: street_city-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: Premiered: Synchronia, St. Louis, MO. "Street City" is an attempt to convey some of the elemental dissonance, repetition and rhythmic pulse of the city street sounds. It is also meant to evoke the cyclical transition of mood as a day gives way to quieter night hours, then picking up rhythmically once again as morning approaches.
(Audio is a NYC concert recording)

Resisting Reason

Year: 1996

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any low voice, any male voice, any string, any voice, any woodwind, bass voice, bassoon, cello, clarinet, oboe, viola, violin

Score PDF: resisting_reason-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/resisting-reason-for-wind-quintet-digital-sheet-music/20424755

Description: An emotional resistance to the application of logical reasoning.
Audio is a 2001 NYC concert performance: Jacqueline Leclair, ob; Richard Vrotney, bsn; Theresa Salomon, vln; Liuh-Wen Ting, vla; Ariane Lallemand, vc.
Version for double reed quintet was premiered 2011 by the DoubleEntendre ensemble, Brooklyn, NY.
Score on SheetMusicPlus (version for wind quintet)

Amidst Confusion

Year: 1995

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Low (student/pedagogical)

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

Instruments: any woodwind, flute, oboe

Description: Premiered: Contemporary Music Festival, James Madison University, 1997, Harrisonburg VA. The interplay of oboe and flute represents an emotional struggle that can not be easily resolved amidst prevailing confusion.

Reconsidering

Year: 1995

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;20'34;

Difficulty: Low (student/pedagogical)

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

Instruments: any woodwind, flute, oboe

Description: Premiered: Row Twelve, 1996, Wellfleet MA. "Reconsidering" is meant to evoke a contemplative mood... a lingering premonition that something may not be what it seems and must be reconsidered on a deeper level.

Why Is It?

Year: 1995

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, cello, oboe, viola

Score PDF: why_is_it-ob_vln_vc-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20776415

Description: A moment's questioning of an emotional circumstance. Concert recording: Jacqueline Leclair, oboe; Ron Lawrence, viola; Tomas Ulrich, cello, concert of works, NYC.
Score on SheetMusicPlus

Winter's Solitude

Year: 1995

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;55'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

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

Score PDF: winters_solitude-for_ob__strgs-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20776373

Description: Clear, cold light and quiet introspection infuse two moods of existential contemplation on a winter’s day.
<Score on SheetMusicPlus
(Alternate version: for oboe & strings was premiered by the DoubleEntendre ensemble, Brooklyn, NY see perusal score below)

Reflections of a Distant Time

Year: 1994

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;47'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: any brass, any string, any woodwind, clarinet, horn, oboe, viola

Description: "Reflections of a Distant Time" is a quiet reminiscing for an innocence and simple way of life, perhaps only possible in another time.

Hourglass - for piano

Year: 1991

Duration (in minutes): 8'

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Purchase score URL: https://rainworthington.com/works-catalog/hourglass/

Description: Released 2008: Moods: Piano Music by American Women Composers, Max Lifchitz, piano, North/South Recordings.
Video features pianist Nataliya Medvedovskaya's beautiful performance at Bargemusic, NYC.

Prelude for Winds

Year: 1991

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;10'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

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

Sad Laughter (for my father)

Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: This was among my first composition, before I knew how to notate music, and so was performed from memory and recorded in an early concert. It is dedicated to my father, Phillip Lawrence Jones, an extraordinary man, who at the time, early in his life, was valiantly facing terminal cancer.
Score on SheetMusicPlus

Summer Nights - for piano

Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20776399

Description: Score on SheetMusicPlus

Conversation Before the Rain

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;35'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: (Audio excerpt is from an early solo concert recording.)
Score on SheetMusicPlus

If Only Knowing

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Purchase score URL: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/if-only-knowing-for-piano-digital-sheet-music/20436948

Description: Score on SheetMusicPlus

Confidentially - bass cl & cello

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;25

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, bass clarinet, bassoon, cello, clarinet

Score PDF: confidentially-cello_bass_cl-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: Program note: A brief intimacy of a shared moment in confidence.

Frost Vapors

Duration (in minutes): 1'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo string instrument

Instruments: violin

Description: This short piece attempts to convey the ethereal beauty of frost and cold vaporous air. Originally written for Icelandic violinist, Eva Ingolf’s tribute to her homeland, as a land of mystery. (Audio features Eva Ingolf, violin)
Score on SheetMusicPlus

BaDaBaDaDa – A Riff for a Wind

Duration (in minutes): 3:30

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo woodwind instrument

Instruments: any brass, any woodwind, bass clarinet, bassoon, clarinet, horn, trombone

Description: A riff for a wind. Versions for either low wind or brass instruments. (Audio is a concert recording of the bass clarinet version performed by Sam Kaestner)
Bs Clarinet Score on SheetMusicPlus and Bassoon Score on SheetMusicPlus

Duets for a Duo

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;25'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

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

Instruments: alto, alto flute, any female voice, any low voice, any voice, any woodwind, bassoon, flute, oboe

Score PDF: duets_for_a_duo-flob-perusal_secure-5.pdf

Description: Two short movements: I. Reconsidering, II. Amidst Confusion
(Audio is a concert performance by 2Flutes: Laura Falzon and Pamela Sklar at St. Paul's Concert series, Columbia University, NYC.
Score on SheetMusicPlus (version for two flutes)

Light Currents - solo marimba

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;15'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo percussion instrument

Instruments: marimba

Score PDF: light_currents-new_solo_marimba-perusal_secure-5.pdf

CDs

Sparks Vol II

Includes Within Deep Currents for string orchestra

Composers: Rain Worthington, & others

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Product ID: NV6337

Buy URL 2: https://music.apple.com/us/album/sparks-vol-2/1553315359?uo=4

PRISMA Vol 4

Includes Shadows of the Wind for small orchestra, performed by the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanislav Vavřínek conductor, and with Ivo Fišer cello.

Composers: Rain Worthington, Adrienne Albert, & others

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Product ID: NV6298

Buy URL 2: https://music.apple.com/us/album/prisma-vol-4/1524705028

Dancing on Glass: String Chamber Music by Women Composers

DISCOVER RECENT STRING CHAMBER WORKS BY LEADING WOMEN COMPOSERS.
This recording of works for strings by women composers includes two works for string trio by Victoria Bond and Julie Mandel; a work for solo cello and two works for violin duo by Rain Worthington; and a composition for violin and cello by Adrienne Albert. Performers include violinists, Anna Cromwell and Lisa Nelson, and cellist, Mira Frisch.

Composers: Adrienne Albert, Victoria Bond, Julie Mandel & Rain Worthington

Label: Albany Records

Product ID: TROY1797

Buy URL 2: https://www.amazon.com/Dancing-Glass-String-Chamber-Composers/dp/B0848NGS7S/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Dancing+on+Glass%3A+String+Chamber+Music+by+Women+Composers&qid=1582336302&s=dmusic&sr=1-1

PRISMA Vol 2

Includes Full Circle for cello soloist and small orchestra recorded by Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Petr Vronský conductor and Petr Nouzovský cello

Composers: Rain Worthington, & others

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Product ID: NV6232

Beneath The Tide

A reflection on human emotion and experience through a collection of five concertos. Includes In Passages for violin soloist and string orchestra, performed by the Croatian Chamber Orchestra (Hrvatski komorni orkestar), Miran Vaupotić, Conductor, & Mojca Ramušćak, violin soloist.

Composers: Rain Worthington, & others

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Product ID: NV6216

Buy URL 2: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-passages/1454719419?i=1454719420&app=itunes

New York Tapestries

A collection of colorful contemporary works for two flutes by New York women composers, specifically written or transcribed for the duo 2Flutes (Laura Falzon and Pamela Sklar).

Composers: Marilyn Bliss, Victoria Bond, Alyssa Reit, Pamela Sklar, Rain Worthington

Buy URL 2: https://open.spotify.com/album/06c34DHZekfbE2sI5z3K17

Parts to Play

Choosing to include Prokofiev amid compositions from six contemporary composers is indicative of violinist Moonkyung Lee’s ability to tease out the subtle nuances of every piece she performs.

Composers: Rain Worthington, Judith Lang Zaimont, & others

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Product ID: NV6165

Dream Vapors – selected works for orchestra

Shredding Glass  – for orchestra
Reversing Mirrors in the Quiet – for small orchestra
Tracing a Dream – for orchestra
Fast Through Dark Winds – for small orchestra
Within a Dance – a tone poem of love – for small orchestra
Yet Still Night  – for orchestra
Of Time Remembered – for orchestra

Composers: Rain Worthington

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Label's Website: rainworthington.com/

Product ID: NV6025

Buy URL 2: http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=2165623

Elements Rising

Includes Night Stream for two violins, and Rhythm Modes for string quartet.

Composers: Rain Worthington, & others

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Product ID: NV5990

Buy URL 2: http://www.classicsonline.com/catalogue/product.aspx?pid=2354523

Luminescence

Luminescence brings to light six works for small and large orchestra, showcasing the inspired directions and composers of contemporary orchestral music. In the tone poem, Within a Dance, Rain Worthington evokes the intimacy of a first invitation to dance, and the continuing dance of love.

Composers: Rain Worthington, & others

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Label's Website: rainworthington.com/

Product ID: NV5969

Buy URL 2: http://www.classicsonline.com/catalogue/product.aspx?pid=2222994

Paradigms

PARADIGMS, New Sounds for the Modern Orchestra (Enhanced CD includes scores & video). PARADIGMS explores the notion that music of varied influences, backgrounds, and techniques can be presented as a criterion of modern classical as a whole. With orchestral works that dive into the dramatic and expressive, ponder the impressionistic, and compare the peaceful with the chaotic, this album posits that music of all studies, influences, and methods of creation are pieces of a larger puzzle that shape the American contemporary soundscape. Includes Rain Worthington's Of Time Remembered.

Composers: Rain Worthington, & others

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Label's Website: www.rainworthington.com

Product ID: NV5880

Buy URL 2: http://www.amazon.com/Paradigms-New-Sounds-Modern-Orchestra/dp/B008DWFZSY/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1345650480&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=PARADIGMS+NV5880

Light and Shadow – Modern Orchestral Works

Light and Shadow is an all-new collection of modern orchestral works from composers Adrienne Albert, Daniel Perttu, Rain Worthington, Rebecca Oswald, Russ Lombardi and Tadd Russo.
The works on this disc range from a musical depiction of the imagery of war to a bold, tonal piece inspired by a property dispute. This collection offers a succinct and powerful view into the world of modern orchestral composition.
The physical disc is an enhanced-content CD, with the full music scores, program notes, and other extras.

Composers: Rain Worthington plus others

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Label's Website: www.rainworthington.com

Product ID: NV5847

Buy URL 2: http://www.classicsonline.com/catalogue/product.aspx?pid=1163712

If Only Knowing

A collection of evocative pieces that are contemplative and sensuous, mesmerizing and haunting.
An archival concert performance available on CD Baby

Composers: Rain Worthington.

Label: CDBaby.com

Label's Website: www.rainworthington.com

Product ID: IfOK-76

Buy URL 2: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/rain-worthington/882981394?itscg=30200&itsct=toolbox_linkbuilder&ls=1&app=itunes

North Moore Street Loft-2nd Concert

This archival solo piano concert recording is a soulful journey through a soundscape that is both minimal and lush, meditative and suspenseful - romanticism on the edge of minimalism. Recorded at Charlemagne Palestine's Tribeca loft.
CD available at CD Baby, and Apple iTunes

Composers: Rain Worthington

Label: CDBaby.com

Label's Website: www.rainworthington.com

Product ID: NMoore2

Buy URL 2: https://amzn.to/2UTr2w1

VIDEOS

Balancing on the Edge of Shadows

Year: 2022

Composer: Rain Worthington

Description: This work was commissioned by violinist Audrey Wright in early 2020, and was beautifully recorded by Audrey and pianist Yundu Wang, with sound-responsive lighting created by Geoff Robertson.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLTP6ywd6aE

"Resolves" performed by cellist, Roger Morelló Ros

Composer: Rain Worthington

Description: World premiere of Resolves performed by cellist, Roger Morelló Ros

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

Mixed Times of Yearning

Composer: Rain Worthington

Description: A miniature for solo viola, beautifully premiered by Karen Bentley Pollick in Seattle, WA.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oij6mcDA9WI

Hourglass performed by Nataliya Medvedovskaya

Composer: Rain Worthington

Description: Nataliya Medvedovskaya's beautiful performance of my piano composition, Hourglass at Bargemusic.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSiO6CrBQF4

NEWS POST

Global Music Awards for "Resolves" and "Balancing on the Edge of Shadows"

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Two works recognized with Global Music Awards. Balancing on the Edge of Shadows recorded by violinist Audrey Wright and pianist Yundu Wang, and Resolves recorded by cellist Carmine Miranda.


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