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Judith Lang Zaimont, Composer
jzaimont@att.net

Queens College, Columbia University. Performances world-wide. Professor of Composition, University of Minnesota School of Music (1992-present), Music Department Chair, Adelphi University (1989-1992); Fellowships: Guggenheim, Woodrow Wilson, Maryland Arts Council, NEA, Presser. Commissions: Connecticut Opera, Greenville Symphony, Baltimore Dance, Exxon, Gregg Smith, Florilegium, Huntingdon, Vox Nova, Arleen Auger, American Guild of Organists. Profiled: American Groves, others. Recordings on Koch, Arabesque, Leonarda, 4-Tay, Albany.

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Beata E. Golec- pianist and composer


Character Sketches


Parts to Play


Prestidigitations


Works in the NYWC Catalog:

"...3: 4, 5 ..."

Duration:
Instrumentation: Ob,Cl,C~Bn,Vln,Vla
" ... 3: 4, 5 ..." - I: Blend; II: Brio: The Mad Dance; III: Elegy. Commissioned by Jeann‚, Inc. for the International Double Reed Society. First performance: International Double Reed Society annual conference, Chicago - June 1997. JEANNE CD titled BLEND
Publisher:
Jeanne, Inc.


The Ages Of Love

Duration: 12'30"
Instrumentation: Pn, bar
Premiered 1974, Queens College.

Black-Velvet Waltz

Duration: 4'30"
Instrumentation: Pn
First Performance: Sacramento, California 1989

Calendar Collection

Duration: 14'40"
Instrumentation: Pn
Calendar Collection (1976) 12 preludes for the developing pianist. Chosen for 1990 and 1993 repertoire lists for the National Federation of Music Clubs. First Performance: March 1977 Other Performances: Around the World; Recording on Character Sketches Solo Piano Works by 7 American Women LEONARDA CD LE 334 (August 1994) "Uncommonly attractive music." -- Fanfare "Twelve programmatic sketches, one for each month of the year: They are delightful." -- Pan Pipes (SAI) "Superb. . . . Each piece is totally different, and Zaimont has a personal musical language that is instantly accessible, but intriguing in its complexity." -- Women of Note Quarterly
Publisher:
Vivace Press


A Calendar Set

Duration: 26'40"
Instrumentation: Pn
A Calendar Set (1972-78) 12 virtuosic preludes for solo piano First Performance: New York City, March 1979 Other Performances: Around the world; also broadcast on Voice of America; recording on ZONES - Chamber Music of Judith Lang Zaimont ARABESQUE CD Z6686 (June 1997) "Exquisitely crafted, vividly characterized and wholly appealing" -- The New York Times "Twelve preludes written for (and during) the twelve months, emerges as a colorful and even witty set of miniatures." -- The Detroit News "A nicely varied collection of diverse musical moods and images, each suggested by a particular month of the year. The piano writing is masterfully fluent and virtuosic, [with] satisfying, expressive variety...moods and emotions range from delicate reflection through joyful exuberance. With some exposure a collection like this could have a wide range of applicability for piano recitals of many degrees of sophistication, and could win easy acceptance." -- Fanfare Leonarda Productions, Inc.

Capriccio

Duration: 4'
Instrumentation: Fl
Capriccio for solo flute. Winner Pittsburgh Flute Club Competition Prize. First Performance: American Center - Paris, France; Other Performances: CUNY Graduate Center; Univ. of Wisconsin - Steven's Point; Eau Claire; Adelphi University; Agnes Scott College.
Publisher:
Sounds Alive!


Chansons Nobles et Sentimentales

Duration: 13'
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop
Comm: Michael Trimble. "Haunting settings."-Stereo Review. "Vocal line of great beauty and lyricism." - American Music. Recording on "The Vocal-Chamber Art - Music of Judith Lang Zaimont" LEONARDA CD LE 343 (June 1999)

The Chase Canata

Duration: 6'
Instrumentation: Ssttb, Pn
Text by comp; Commissioned by Great Neck Choral Society. GALAXY/E.C.SCHIRMIR. Recording on "Radiance -- Choral Music by Judith Lang Zaimont" 4-Tay CD (February 2000) Choral Society of Southern California - Nick Strimple, conductor

Chroma: Northern Lights

Duration: 11'30"
Instrumentation: Fl, Ob, Cl, Bn, Hn, Perc, Strings
1st prize Westchester Chamber Orch, 1986; Commissioned by Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. "Broad orchestra palette...sensitive symphonic colorist."- Newsday. Recording on "reSOUNDings -- Orchestral Music by Judith Lang Zaimont" ARABESQUE CD Z 6742 (August 2000) Czech Radio Symphony - Leos Svarovsky and Doris Kosloff, conductors

Concerto For Piano And Orchestra

Duration: 32'
Instrumentation: 3 Fl, 3 Ob, 3 Cl, 3 Bn, 4 Hn, 2
tpt, 3 tbn, tu, timp, perc, pn, strs FLEISHER LIBRARY COLLECTION

Dance/Inner Dance

Duration: 10'
Instrumentation: Fl,Ob,Vc
Commissioned by Huntingdon Trio. Prize winner Ireland ILWC Competition, 1989, Friends & Enemies of New Music - First Prize 1990. "High-voltage...glittering scherzo...completely satisfying." - Washington Post. Recording on Neon Rhythm - Chamber Music of Judith Lang Zaimont ARABESQUE CD Z6667 (June 1996)

De Infinitate Caeleste (Of The Celestial Infinite)

Duration: 18'
Instrumentation: 2 Vln,Vla,Vc


Deceit

Duration: 2'30"
Instrumentation: Pn
First Performance: Cami Hall, NY 1984

Doubles

Duration: 8'30"
Instrumentation: Ob,Pno
Commissioned by Artists International through Minnesota Composers' Forum. Selected for The Century List - Chamber Music America. Recording on Neon Rhythm - Chamber Music of Judith Lang Zaimont ARABESQUE CD Z6667 (June 1996)

Dramatic Fanfare

Duration: 2'
Instrumentation: Hn,3 Tpt,3 Tbn,Tba
Commissioned by Queens College, City University of NY.

Elegy for Symphonic Strings

Duration:
Instrumentation:
First Performance: New York Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Raffael Adler, cond. - March 1998. Other performances: Women's Philhamornic ( San Francisco), Kremlin Chamber Orchestra (Moscow, Russia), Czech Radio Orchestra, East Texas Symphony. Arabesque - SYMPHONIC MUSIC. Recording on "reSOUNDings -- Orchestral Music by

Folk-Song Fantasy

Duration:
Instrumentation: 2 Cl,Bass~Cl,Alto~Cl

Publisher:
Jeanne, Inc.


Four Songs For Mezzo-Soprano And Piano

Duration: 9'
Instrumentation: Pn, mez
Winner BMI Prize, 1966.

Friends

Duration: 41'
Instrumentation: SSAA
Commissioned by American Choral Directors Association. Text D. Kosoloff.

From The Great Land

Duration: 22'
Instrumentation: Cl,Pno,Mezzo,Eskimo~Drum
3 perf; Recoring on LEONARDA CD: LE 329 (February 1992) American Chamber Ensemble; Commissioned by North Star Consort, grant from Exxon. "Dramatic, theatrical, and very effective." - Baltimore Sun.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Duration: 20'
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Mez, Ten
Libretto by Doris Kosloff; comm Connecticut Opera. "Superb...significant contribution...it delighted and enchanted..." - Farmington Valley Herald.

Grand Tarantella

Duration: 5'30"
Instrumentation: Pno,Vla
Delius Competition Prize, 1971.

Greyed Sonnets: Five Serious Songs

Duration: 14'30"
Instrumentation: Pn, v
1st song published in "American Artsong Anthology", Galaxy/
Publisher:
E. C. Schirmer
138 Ipswich St.
Boston, MA  02215
https://ecspublishing.com


'Hesitation' Rag

Duration:
Instrumentation: Rag (1998), Pn
'Hesitation' Rag commissioned by Virginia Eskin. This piece is recorded on 'Spring Beauties - the Ragtime Project', Koch International Classics CD 3-7440- 2H1 (Spring 1998)
Publisher:
Vivace Press


Hidden Heritage: A Dance Symphony

Duration: 27'30"
Instrumentation: Fl,Alto~Fl,Cl,Bass~Cl,Ten~Sax
elec. pn, amp, vc, perc (5 players) Commissioned by Gordon Trust Fund, Baltimore Dance Theater. "Excellent work...remarkable skill." - Baltimore Sun. Recording on Neon Rhythm - Chamber Music of Judith Lang Zaimont ARABESQUE CD Z6667 (June 1996)

I Seek the Lord

Duration: 4'
Instrumentation: Org
First Performance: Agnes Scott College, April 1995. MILKEN FAMILY FOUNDATION RECORDINGS
Publisher:
Sounds Alive!


Imprompta Digitale

Duration:
Instrumentation: Pn
Recording on Harmonia Mundi CD performed by Olga Kern, Gold Medal winner, 11th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

In The Theatre Of Night

Duration: 28'
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop
Commissioned by 1st International Art Song Fest 84; Presser Award; 1989 Rockefeller/Carnegie AMC; dream songs on poems by Karl Shapiro. GALAXY/E.C.SCHIRMIR

Keyboard Cousins

Duration:
Instrumentation: Pn
Keyboard Cousins (1979, 1996); Suite for Young Pianists. "The Harp"; "The Guitar"; "The Cymbalom"; "The Celeste"; "The Organ"; "The Harpsichord".

Lamentation

Duration: 28'
Instrumentation: Mez & bar solo, ssatb, Perc
Commissioned by Gregg Smith, I. Cantori, D. Warland, Phil. S. & NEA. "Atmospheric...darkly eloquent." - Atlanta Constitution.

The Magic World (Ritual Music For Three)

Duration: 23'
Instrumentation: Pno,Bar,Perc~-~rec
Leonarda by David Arnold. Recording on "The Vocal-Chamber Art - Music of Judith Lang Zaimont" LEONARDA CD LE 343 (June 1999)

Man's Image And His Cry

Duration: Man's
Instrumentation: Image and his cry (1968) 20', bar & Alto soli, Chorus ssatb, 2222 2220, Perc,
strs 1st Prize Gottschalk Centenary Competition 1970.

MEDITATIONS at the Time of the New Year

Duration:
Instrumentation: Sop, Alto, Ten, bs, Glockenspiel,
tubular bells MEDITATIONS at the Time of the New Year(1997) - I: Dawn; II: Hope. For SSATB choir, SA choral soli, glockenspiel and tubular bells. Text: written and compiled by the composer, from portions of "Gates of Awe" the Reform prayer book for Jewish High Holy Days. Commissioned by Skidmore College (for appointment as Filene Artist in Residence). First performance: Skidmore College Vocal Ensemble, David Janower, director - April 1997. Other performances: Florilegium Chamber Choir, Concert Choir of Univ. of Wisconsin - River Falls; Choral Society of Southern California. Recording on "Radiance -- Choral Music by Judith Lang Zaimont" 4-Tay CD (February 2000) Choral Society of Southern California - Nick Strimple, conductor.
Publisher:
Sounds Alive!


Meme

Duration: 9'30"
Instrumentation: Fl,Cl,Vln,2 Vc
Commissioned by Sigma Alpha Iota.
Publisher:
C.F. Peters


Miracle Of Light

Duration:
Instrumentation: Fl, Hp, Sop, Alto, Ten, Bs
Miracle Of Light - A Festival Place. Commissioned by the Dale Warland Singers. First performance: December 1995, Ted Mann Hall (MN).
Publisher:
Sounds Alive!


Monarchs

Duration: 15'30"
Instrumentation: Pic, 2 Fl, 2 Ob, 1 EHn, 1 EbCl, 2 Bb Cl, B Cl, 2 Bn, 4331,
timp, 2 perc, pn/cel, strs Commissioned by Emrys Foundation for Greenville Symphony, SC, 1987. "Persuasive eloquence...wide range of orchestral colors...masterful."- Greenville News (SC). Recording on "reSOUNDings -- Orchestral Music by Judith Lang Zaimont" ARABESQUE CD Z 6742 (August 2000) Czech Radio Symphony - Leos Svarovsky and Doris Kosloff, conductors

Moses Supposes

Duration:
Instrumentation: Young~Voices
Two Songs For Soprano And Harp (1978) 10'10", hp, sop

Nattens Monolog-Night Soliloquy

Duration: 16'
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop
Commissioned by A. Auger & D. Baldwin. Text by Dag Hammerskjold. "Elegant...intensely interesting...quite beautiful." - NY Times.

New-Fashioned Songs

Duration: 16'
Instrumentation: Pn, Bar, Bs


Nocturne: La Fin de SiŠcle

Duration: 7'
Instrumentation: Pn
Nocturne: La Fin de SiŠcle. Chosen for repertoire list for 1988 General Motors/Seventeen Magazine Competition. First Performance: New York City, March 1979; Other Performances: Around the World. Recording on SUMMER MELODIES - A Piano Album 4-TAY CD (June 1997) "Nocturne, a 'valentine' to composer-pianists of the Gilded Age, is full-bodied and voluptuous" - Stereo Review. "A beautiful and original evocation of the romantic nocturne." - The Piano Quarterly. "Evokes the harmonic language of an earlier time effectively brought up to date through the use of complex rhythms and occasionally biting dissonances." - St.Louis Globe-Democrat. "A distinguished and highly effective work." - Notes. "This contemporary character piece will be effective for recital and competition performances." - Clavier. Galaxy/
Publisher:
E. C. Schirmer
138 Ipswich St.
Boston, MA  02215
https://ecspublishing.com


Parable: A Tale Of Abram And Isaac

Duration: 16'
Instrumentation: Sop, Ten, bar soli, satb, str
quintet, harpsichord Grants for Commissioned by IBM & NYSCA; commissioned/recorded Leonarda & Florilegium Chamber Choir. "Powerfully theatrical...vivid images." - NATS Journal; "Steamrolling rush of emotion." - NY Times. HILDEGARD Recording on LEONARDA CD: LE 328

Parallel Play

Duration:
Instrumentation: Sop~Sax,Alto~Sax,Ten~Sax,Bar~Sax
PARALLEL PLAY for Saxophone Quartet - I: Fanfare; II: Folksong; III: Folderol. Commissioned by University of Wisconsin - River Falls; " 1999 Commissioned Composer". First Performance: Resident sax quartet - Univ. of WI; Other performances: Fiuggi Festival 1999 ( Italy); Adolphe Sax Quartet - NY. Sounds Alive!

Pentatone

Duration: 2'30"
Instrumentation: Pn


Piano Trio

Duration: 24'
Instrumentation:
pn, vn, vc - Commissioned by Skaneateles Festival. "Exceptionally well written...full of variety and engaging ideas...Zaimont has enriched the literature." - Syracuse Post-Standard.

Prelude

Duration: 6'
Instrumentation: Fl,Ob,Vc
Commissioned by Huntingdon Trio.

Psalm 23

Duration: 8'15"
Instrumentation: Fl,Pno,Bar,Vln,Vc
Premiered Aviva Players, 1980.

Remember Me: Symphony No. 2 for Symphonic Strings

Duration:
Instrumentation:
REMEMBER ME : Symphony NO 2 for Symphonic Strings - I: Ghosts; II: Elegy; III: Dancin' over my grave. Arabesque SYMPHONIC MUSIC
Publisher:
Sounds Alive!


Russian Summer

Duration:
Instrumentation: Pno,Vln,Vc
Recording on ZONES - Chamber Music of Judith Lang Zaimont ARABESQUE CD Z6686 (June 1997)

Sacred Service For The Sabbath Evening

Duration: 12'
Instrumentation: Bar,Cho,Pno
Commissioned by Great Neck Choral Society. GALAXY/E.C.SCHIRMER. Excerpts recorded on "Radiance -- Choral Music by Judith Lang Zaimont" 4-Tay CD (February 2000) Choral Society of Southern California - Nick Strimple, conductor

Scherzo

Duration: 7'
Instrumentation: Pn
First Performance: Columbia University, May 1969

Serenade: To Music

Duration: 8'
Instrumentation: SSATTB
Rec Leonarda by Florilegium; Commissioned by Western Wind. "Shimmering filigree setting." - NATS Journal. Recording on LEONARDA CD: LE 328

Sky Curtains

Duration: 22'
Instrumentation: Fl,Cl,Vla,Vc,Cb
Premiered by North/South Consonance in 1984. "Kaleidoscopic color...highly effective wind writing." - Atlanta Constitution. Recording on Neon Rhythm - Chamber Music of Judith Lang Zaimont ARABESQUE CD Z6667 (June 1996)

Snazzy Sonata

Duration: 18'
Instrumentation: 2 Pn
Snazzy Sonata for piano four-hands: "Moderate Two-Step"; "Lazy Beguine"; "Be-Bop Scherzo"; "Valse Brilliante". Winner of Delius Competition Prize. First Performance: Radio Station WQXR (New York), June 1972. Other Performance: Jacksonville State University; CAMI Hall, New York City; Queens College; California Music Teachers Association; San Francisco Conservatory. Recording on SUMMER MELODIES - A Piano Album 4-TAY CD (June 1997)
Publisher:
Vivace Press


Solitary Pipes

Duration: 1'30"
Instrumentation: Pn

Publisher:
Yorktown Music Press
24 East 22nd Street
New York, NY  10010
Office: (212) 254-2100


Sonata for Piano Solo

Duration:
Instrumentation: Pn
SONATA for Piano Solo Publisher:
Publisher:
Sounds Alive!


Songs Of Innocence

Duration: 10'45"
Instrumentation: Fl,Hp,Sop,Ten,Vc
Winner 1978 Los Alamos Competition Juror's Award. Commissioned by Gregg Smith. Rec Goldencrest. FLEISHER LIBRARY COLLECTION. Recording on "The Vocal-Chamber Art - Music of Judith Lang Zaimont" LEONARDA CD LE 343 (June 1999)

The Spirit Of The Lord

Duration: 8'30"
Instrumentation: Hn, 2 Tpt, Tbn, Tu, Sop, Alto, Ten, bs, Organ
Commissioned by American Guild of Organists for 1992 Biennial Convention.

Stillness (tone poem for large orchestra)

Duration:
Instrumentation:


Stone

Duration: 16'
Instrumentation: Pn
Stone (1981) for piano keyboard and piano strings. First Performance: Clinton Adams, Peabody Conservatory, November 1984; Other Performances: New York University; Columbia, S. C.; Polaris Ensemble (Baltimore, MD)

Suite Impressions

Duration: 9'
Instrumentation: Pn
Suite Impressions: "Folk Song"; "Jazz Waltz"; "Pop Song". Recording on SUMMER MELODIES - A Piano Album 4-TAY CD (June 1997)
Publisher:
Vivace Press


Sunny Airs And Sober

Duration: 14'30"
Instrumentation: 2 Sop, Alto, Ten, Bs
Rec Golden Crest by Gregg Smith Singers; Commissioned by Waldorf Singers. WALTON MUSIC. Recording on "Radiance -- Choral Music by Judith Lang Zaimont" 4-Tay CD (February 2000) Choral Society of Southern California - Nick Strimple, conductor

Symphony No. 1

Duration: 28'
Instrumentation: Pic, 2 Fl, 2 Ob, 1 EHn, 2bbcl, B Cl, 2bn, Cb, 4331,
timp, 3 perc, harp, pn/cel, strs. Commissioned by Central Wisconsin Symphony for 45th Anniv. First Prize - 1994 Int'l McCollin Competition. performed CWSO, Phildelphia Orch, others. Recording on "reSOUNDings -- Orchestral Music by Judith Lang Zaimont" ARABESQUE CD Z 6742 (August 2000) Czech Radio Symphony - Leos Svarovsky and Doris Kosloff, conductors

Tanya - Three Poems for Cello

Duration:
Instrumentation: Vc
Commissioned by Tanya Remenikova
Publisher:
Sounds Alive!


Tarantelle: Overture

Duration: 7'
Instrumentation: 3 Fl, 3 Ob, 2 Cl, 2 Bn, 4 Hn, 2 Tpt, 3 Tbn, Tu,
timp, 2 perc, strs performed Harrisburg & Baltimore Symphonies; Commissioned by J. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra. GALAXY/E.C.SCHIRMIR

Three Ayres

Duration: 6'
Instrumentation: 2 Sop, Alto, Ten, Bs
Commissioned by Great Neck Choral Society; recorded Gregg Smith Singers. "Lovely" - American Music Teacher; "Delightfully different settings" - Choral Journal. BROUDE BROS

Three Choruses From The Sacred Service

Duration: 16'30"
Instrumentation: Pn, 2 Sop, Alto, Ten, Bs
Galaxy/
Publisher:
E. C. Schirmer
138 Ipswich St.
Boston, MA  02215
https://ecspublishing.com


Toccata

Duration: 4'
Instrumentation: Pn
First Performance: Columbia University, May 1969

The Tragickal Ballad Of Sir Patrick Spens

Duration: 10'
Instrumentation: Pn, 2 Sop, Alto, Ten, Bs


Two Piano Rags: "Reflective Rag", "Judy's Rag"

Duration: "Judy's
Instrumentation: Words (1990) 26', Pn, bar
First Performance: February 1975; Other Performances: Around the World. "Noteworthy are two elegiac rags by the contemporary composer Judith Lang Zaimont, which prove there's life in the old genre yet." - TIME Magazine. "Judy's Rag sustains the quality of that remarkable second side, with its dreamily Brahmsy Neapolitans. I'd almost put it at the top of its special little genre...This is a disc I'll treasure." - Richard Taruskin in OPUS Magazine. Also recorded on SUMMER MELODIES - A Piano Album 4-TAY CD (June 1997). Judy's Rag recorded on NORTHEASTERN RECORDS: NR 900 3-CD
Publisher:
Vivace Press


Valse Romantique

Duration: 4'40"
Instrumentation: Fl
Valse Romantique for solo flute. First Performance: Great Neck Library, NY - May 1975; Other Performances: CUNY Graduate Center; Univ. of Wisconsin - Steven's Point; Eau Claire; Adelphi University; Agnes Scott College
Publisher:
Sounds Alive!


Vessels: Rhapsody For Mezzo And Piano

Duration:
Instrumentation: Pn, mez
Text by Rosaly Roffman. Commissioned by Indiana U. of PA.

Voices

Duration: 31'
Instrumentation: 2 Hn, 3 Tpt, 2 Tbn, 2 Tu, Sop, Alto, Ten, bs, synthesizer,
brass nonet Text: Compiled and written by the composer, using poetry from around the world. Commissioned by Fairfield University (Connecticut). First Performance: Fairfield University.
Publisher:
Sounds Alive!


When Angels Speak

Duration: 14'30"
Instrumentation: Fl,Ob,Cl,Bn,Hn
Commissioned by Artists International for Vox Nova Quintet. Recorded by NY Wind Quartet on Centaur Records. "Lyric...heavenly gossip." - NY Times. "When Angels Speak - Fantasy for Wind Quintet" ALBANY RECORDS CD Troy 246 (Summer 1998) Manhattan Wind Quintet

Will's Words

Duration: Will's
Instrumentation: Words (1990) 26', Pn, bar
Scena to Shakespeare texts; Commissioned by David Arnold.

A Woman Of Valor

Duration: 7'30"
Instrumentation: Mezzo,2 Vln,Vla,Vc
Commissioned by Cantica Hebraica. Rec American Society for Jewish Music. MILKEN FAMILY FOUNDATION RECORDINGS

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