Daniel Bukvich

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Daniel Bukvich (born 1954) is an American composer and percussionist. He has been a professor of percussion and music theory at the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho since 1978.[1] He is heavily involved in the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival and DancersDrummersDreamers, both major events on campus.

Early life[edit]

Bukvich was born in 1954 in Butte, Montana. He completed his undergraduate studies at Montana State University and earned a Master of Music in composition from the University of Idaho.[1]

Teaching career[edit]

Bukvich began teaching at the University of Idaho in 1978. His runs the percussion studio, teaches freshman music theory and aural skills, and directs the jazz choir. He also performs with the Palouse Jazz Project, a faculty jazz ensemble), and teaches the university's jazz theory course.

Compositions[edit]

Bukvich has composed pieces for the music school's wind ensemble, orchestra, jazz choir, chorus, and percussion ensembles. His compositions include two symphonies, a marimba sonata, and concertos for clarinet, viola, and xylophone.[2]

Composition or arrangement Instruments Year[2]
A Child's Dream of a Star Wind ensemble
Agincourt Hymn Wind ensemble 1987
Ballroom Portraits Wind ensemble 2005
Before Thy Throne I Now Appear Wind ensemble 1995
Buffalo Jump Ritual Wind ensemble 2000
C Harmonic Requiem Chorus, percussion accompaniment 2007
Casco Bay Wind ensemble
Celebrate Celebration Wind ensemble 1993
Changing Concepts Wind ensemble
Channel One Suite Marching band
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestral Winds Orchestral winds, solo clarinet 1992
Concerto for Viola and Orchestra Solo viola and orchestra 2003
Cowboys Wind ensemble 1995
Deck the Halls A capella 1998
Dinosaurs Wind ensemble 1986
Divina Comedia Choir, percussion 2009
Electricity Wind ensemble 1997
Fanfare for 1990 Goodwill Games Wind ensemble
Fanfare for a Great Circle Wind ensemble
Fanfare in Song Form Wind ensemble
Four Phrases from Psalm 91 Solo soprano and piano with wind ensemble and chorus 1997
From the Journals of Lewis and Clark Chorus and orchestra 1999
General and Practical Theory of Automata Percussion ensemble 2006
Gypsies Solo flute
Hanukkah Children's Dance Solo violin, orchestra 2008
Hymn of St. Francis Wind ensemble 1993
Jingle Bells A capella 2001
Just a Closer Walk With Thee A capella 1997
Listen to the Lambs Chorus
Loolah Chorus, auxiliary percussion
Maine Vigils Wind ensemble
Mambo! Jazz choir
March of the Children's Guard Wind ensemble 1997
March Zulu Jazz choir/chorus
Meditations on the Writings of Vasily Kandinsky Wind ensemble 1996
Missa Africa Jazz choir/chorus 2000
Missa de Montunos Jazz choir, percussion 2005
Missa Minimalis A capella 1996
Music for Percussion and Band Wind ensemble 1996
Night City - Music for the Imaginary Film Wind ensemble 1983
Our Father Wind ensemble 1996
Percussion Symphony Percussion ensemble 2000
Pop Music A capella 1995
Rhythm Wind ensemble
Rock Music Jazz choir/chorus 1995
Samba! Jazz Choir/chorus
Scenes from Childhood Solo piano, orchestral winds 1983
Shenandoah A capella 1996
Sing to the Lord a New Song SATB, Organ, hand bells, brass, and percussion 1997
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child SATB, solo violin, strings 1996
Sonata for Marimba Solo marimba, optional orchestra 2001
Song of the Drum Jazz choir/chorus
Song of the River Jazz choir/chorus 1998
Song Suite for Band Wind ensemble 1988
Surprise, Pattern, Illusion: Prehistoric Cave Ceremonies Solo flute, wind ensemble
Symphony No. 1 (In Memoriam, Dresden, 1945) Wind Ensemble 1978
The Bolero Factory Percussion ensemble 2007
The Dream of Abraham Wind ensemble 1993
The Glittering Hill Orchestra and chorus 2001
The Twelve Days of Christmas A capella 1997
The Virgin and Child with St. Anne Wind ensemble
Three Phrases from Yugoslav Folk Songs Wind ensemble 2000
Threnos Wind ensemble
Time Travel Wind ensemble 1995
Tower of the Winds Wind ensemble
Unusual Behavior in Ceremonies Involving Drums Wind ensemble 1999
Voodoo Wind ensemble 1984
When I'm Here with You Chorus 1985
Xylophone Concerto Wind ensemble 1979

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