Nancy Van de Vate

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Nancy Van de Vate (born December 30, 1930) is an American-born composer living in Austria.

Life and career[edit]

She was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, and studied piano at Eastman School of Music and composition at the University of Mississippi and Florida State University. She later pursued further studies in electronic music at Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire and is known worldwide for her music in the large forms.[citation needed] She now lives permanently in Vienna, Austria and teaches composition at the Institute for European Studies in Vienna.[1] In 2010 the IES named her Composer-in-Residence.[2]

Selected works[edit]

Opera
  • Hamlet 2009, Opera in five acts, after Shakespeare, recorded 2011
  • Where the Cross is Made, 2003, Opera in three acts, Libretto based on the play by Eugene O’Neill, 60’ VM

Premiere: 2005, Normal IL, US, Illinois State University Opera, Karyl K. Carlson; Cond. Rec. VMM 4006, 2006, Michelle Vought, sop, Christopher Hollingsworth, bar, Timothy Schmidt, bass, Clinton Desmond, ten. Soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, 1/1/1/1 – 1 - 2 perc, pn/cel-str.(3,3,2,2,2)

  • Im Westen nichts Neues, 2002, Opera in three acts, libretto after the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, 95', VM.

Premiere: 2003, Osnabrück Opera, Germany, Hermann Bäumer, Cond. (see below)

  • All Quiet on the Westem Front, Opera in three acts, 1999, libretto after the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, 95', VM.

Prem. 2003, New York City Opera (“Showcasing American Composers”), George Manahan, Cond. Rec. VMM 4004 (2 CDs), 2002, Moravian Philharmonic and soloists from the Janáček Opera, Toshiyuki Shimada, Cond. 2 tenors, 2 baritones, bass, soprano, mezzo, orch: 2/2/2/2 - 2/2/2/0 - 3 perc - hp – str

  • Nemo: Jenseits von Vulkania, Opera in four acts, libretto: Allen Cortes and Nancy Van de Vate, 1995, 150', VM.

Rec. VMM 4002 (2 CDs), 2001. Moravian Philharmonic and soloists from the Janáček Opera, Toshiyuki Shimada, Cond. 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, baritone, bass, SATB chorus - orch: 3/3/3/3 -4/4/3/1 - timp, 3 perc - hp, pf, cel – str

  • Nemo: Beyond Vulkania. Opera in four acts in English, with medium orchestra

(see above)

  • Der Herrscher und das Mädchen, Children's opera in one act, lLibretto: Allen Cortes

and Nancy Van de Vate, 1995, 30', VM Premiere: June 21, 1995, Theater Künstlerhaus (Kinderklang Festival), Vienna, Austria Rec. VMM 4001, 1999, Werner Hackl, Cond. soprano, baritone, narrator, 2 actors, pf, perc, cl

  • In the Shadow of the Glen, 1994, Opera in one act, libretto after the play by J. M. Synge, 48', VM

Prem. March 12, 1999, Cambridge, Mass., Donna Roll, Dir. Rec. VMM 4003, 2001, Michelle Vought, John Koch, Jack Delmore, Dominic Natoli, Slovak Radio Orch., Jiri Mikula, cond. soprano, 2 tenors, baritone - orch: 2/2/2/2 - 2/0/1/0 - 2 perc - hp - str (6/5/4/4/2)

  • The Death of the Hired Man, 1961 (rev. 1998), 20', libretto after Robert Frost, VM

Premiere: February 8, 1960, Tupelo, Mississippi. Rec. VMM 4001, 2001, Michelle Vought, Soprano, John Koch, Baritone soprano, baritone, fl., vc, 1 perc, pf

  • Der Tod des Tagelöhners, 1958, rev. 1998, German: 20’, libretto after Robert Frost, VM

Premiere: April 27, 1999, Vienna, Austria. Sulie Giradi, mezzo, Charles Moulton, baritone soprano, baritone, fl., vc, 1 perc, pf.

Orchestral
  • Suite for String Orchestra after Mechthild from Magdeburg, 2000, 8’, Vienna Masterworks

Premiere: Oct. 3, 2000, Scarlatti di Napoli Orchester, Rome, Italy, Daniele Moles, Cond.

  • Western Front, 1997, 14’, Vienna Masterworks

Premiere: June 21, 1998, Moravian Philharmonic, Olomouc, Czech Republic, Toshiyuki Shimada; Cond. Rec. VMM CD 3043, 1998, Moravian Philharmonic, Shimada 3/3/3/3 - 4/3/3/1 - 4 perc - hp, pf/cel - str

  • A Peacock Southeast Flew: Concerto for Pipa and Orchestra, 1997, 24’, VM

Premiere: November 9, 1999, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Portland, Maine, US, Gao Hong, Pipa, Toshiyuki Shimada; Cond. Rec. VMM 3043, 1998, Moravian Philharmonic, Gao Hong, pipa, Jiri Mikula; Cond. 2/2/2/2 - 2/1/1/0 - 3 perc - pipa - str

  • Concerto for Harp, 1996, 16', VM

Premiere: June 21, 1998, Moravian Philharmonic, Olomouc, Czech Republic, Adriana Antalova, hp, Toshiyuki Shimada; Cond. Rec. VMM CD 3043, 1998, Moravian Philharmonic, Antalova, Shimada Harp and String Orchestra

  • Suite from Nemo, 1996, 18', VM

Premiere: June 27, 1996, Ruse Phiharmonic Orchestra, Ruse, Bulgaria, Tsanko Delibozov; Cond. Rec. VMM CD 3038, Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra, Delibosov 3/3/3/3 - 4/4/3/1 - timp, 3 perc - hp, pf, cel - str

  • Concerto No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra, 1996, 16', VM

Premiere: June 21, 1996, Nina Stoyanova, vn, Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra, Tsanko Delibozov; Cond. Rec. VMM CD 3035, 1996 and VMM CD 3058, 2007, Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra, Stoyanova, Delibozov. 3/3/3/3 - 4/3/3/1 - 4 perc - hp, pf, cel - str

  • Adagio and Rondo for Violin and String Orchestra, 1994, 9'42", VM

Premiere: July 25, 1994, Sala Balowa, Lancut, Poland, Joanna Kawalla, vn, Lancut Festival Orchestra, S. Kawalla; Cond. Rec. VMM CD 3025, 1994, Joanna Kawalla, Vn, Koszalin Philharmonic, Poland, S. Kawalla; Cond.

  • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, 1968, rev. 1994, 22’ VM

Premiere: April 26, 1969, University of Alabama Symphony, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Franklin Choset; Cond., Sallie Schoen, pf; Prem. (rev.) Nov.11,1993, Koszalin, Poland, Makiko Hirashima, pf, Koszalin Phil. Orch., Szymon Kawalla; Cond. Rec. VMM CD 3025, 1994, KSPO, Hirashima, Kawalla 3/2/2/2 - 4/2/3/1 - timp, 2 perc - str

  • Four Somber Songs, 1992, Texts by Georg Trakl, Edgar Allan Poe, William Blake, Paul Verlaine, 13', VM

Rec. VMM CD 3013, 1992, Slovak Radio Orchestra, Szymon Kawalla; Cond., Sulie Girardi, mezzo 2/2/2/2 - 2/0/1/1 - 1 perc - hp - str

  • Viola Concerto, 1990, 16', VM

Premiere: September 14, 1993, Kraków, Poland, Grigorij Zhislin, Viola, Polish Radio Orch. of Kraków, José Maria Florêncio Junior; Cond. Rec. VMM CD 3023, 1993, PRSO, Zhislin, Florêncio 3/3/3/3 - 4/3/3/1 – timp, 3 perc - hp, pf, cel - str

  • Kraków Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra, 1988, 25', VM

Premiere: November 28, 1989, Kraków Percussion Ensemble, PRO, Szymon Kawalla; Cond. Rec. Conifer (London) CDCF 185 (1988–92); VMM CD 3015, 1992, PRO, Kawalla 3/2/2/2 - 4/3/3/1 – timp. 5 perc - hp, pf/cel - str

  • Chernobyl, 1987, 13', VM

Premiere: May 18, 1995, Vienna, Austria, Niederösterreichisches Tonkünstlerorchester, Peter Keuschnig; Cond. Rec. Conifer CDCF 168 (1988–92), VMM CD 3010, 1992, PRO, Kawalla 3/3/3/3 - 4/3/3/1 - timp, 3 perc - cel, hp, pf - str (12/10/8/8/6)

  • Pura Besakih (Besakih Temple, Bali), 1987, 14', VM

Premiere: February 6, 1988, San Francisco, California, Bay Area Women's Philharmonic, JoAnn Falletta; Cond. Rec. VMM CD 3006, 1992, Slovak Radio Orchestra, Kawalla 33/3/3 - 4/3/3/1 – timp. 2 perc - hp, pf/cel - str

  • Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra, 1986, 26’, VM

Premiere: November 15, 1987, Pittsburg, Kansas, Southeast Kansas Symphony, Paul Carlson, Vn; Carolann Martin; Cond. Rec. Conifer CDCF 168 (1988–92), VMM CD 3010 1992, Polish Radio Orchestra, Kawalla, Janusz Myrinski, vn 2/2/2/2 - 4/2/2/1 - timp, 2 perc - hp, pf, - str

  • Distant Worlds, 1985, 16’, VM

Premiere: June 20, 1987, Kraków, Poland, PRO, S. Kawalla; Cond., Janusz Myrinski, vn; Rec. Conifer CDCF 168 (1988–92), VMM CD 3008, 1992, PRO, Kawalla, Myrinski Solo vn, 3/2/2/2 - 4/3/3/1 - timp, 3 perc - cel, hp, pf - str

  • Journeys, 1984, 16', VM

Premiere: February 25, 1985, Eugene, Oregon, US, University of Oregon Symphony, Marsha Mabry; Cond. Rec. Leonarda (US) CD LE 327, 1987, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Carolann Martin, Cond., Conifer CDCF 168 (1987–92); VMM CD 3008, 1992, PRO, Kawalla 2/2/2/2 - 4/3/3/1 - timp, 2 perc - cel, hp, pf - str

  • Gema Jawa (Echoes of Java), 1984, 8', VM

Premiere: January 30, 1985, Jakarta String Orchestra, Jakarta, Indonesia, Adidharma, Cond. Rec: VMM CD 2003, 1992 and VMM 2042, 1998, Slovak Radio Orchestra, Kawalla, and. Live From the Louisiana Sinfonietta, Dinos Constantinides, Cond. 1992 Streichorchester

  • Dark Nebulae, 1981, 11', VM

Premiere: June 29, 1983, The Women's Music Club Symphony, Columbus, Ohio, US, Cynthia Capper; Cond. Rec. Conifer CDCF 147 (1987–92), VMM CD 3008, 1992, PRO, Cond. S. Kawalla 3/2/2/2 - 4/2/2/0 - timp, 2 perc - cel, hp, pf - str (12/10/8/8/6)

  • Concertpiece for Cello and Small Orchestra, 1978, 9', VM

Premiere: April 29, 1979, Boston, Massachusetts, New England Women's Symphony, Miriam Barndt-Webb, Cond., Betsy Goy, vc. Rec. Conifer CDCF 147 (1987–92), VMM CD 3008, 1992 PRO, S. Kawalla, Zdzislaw Lapinski, vc Solo vc - 5 or 3 perc - cel, pf - str (8 vn, 4va, 4 vc, 2 d.b.)

  • Variations for Chamber Orchestra, 1958, 9', VM

Premiere: March 13, 1963, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Vincent de Frank, Cond. Rec. VMM CD 2006, 1992, and VMM CD 3042, 1998, Koszalin Philharmonic Orchestra, Kawalla, Cond. fl/ ob/ cl/ bn - str

  • Adagio for Orchestra, 1957, 6', VM

Premiere: April 4, 1958, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, University of Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Henry Sopkin, Cond. Rec. VMM CD 2006, 1992, Slovak Radio Orch. S. Kawalla, Cond. 2/2/2/2 - 2/2/2/1 - timp - str

Chorus and Orchestra
  • Suite für Chor aus "Nemo", 1997, Texts: Allen Cortes and Nancy Van de Vate, 24’, Rec. VMM CD 3043, 1998, VMM 4001, 1999, Ars Brunensis Chorus, Moravian Philharmonic, Toshiyuki Shimada; Cond.

SATB, Boy soprano, 3/3/3/3 - 4/4/3/1 - 4 perc - hp – str

  • Choral Suite from “Nemo” (English), as above
  • An American Essay, 1994, Texts: Walt Whitman, 30', VM

Premiere: June 29, 1994, Koszalin, Poland, Chorus Soranus (Denmark), Christine Marstrand, soprano, Knud Vad, Choral Dir. Koszalin Philharmonic Orchestra. Kawalla, Cond. Rec. VMM CD 3025, 1994, KSO, Chorus Soranus, Marstrand, Kawalla SATB, soprano 2/2/2/2 - 2/0/1/0 - 2 perc - hp - str

  • Voices of Women, 1993, Texts: James Joyce, Walt Whitman, Charles Baudelaire, anon. Provençal 12th Cent. 20’, VM

Premiere 1993, Koszalin, Poland, Silesian University Choir, Sulie Girardi, Mezzo-soprano, Halina-Gorniewicz, Choral Director, Koszalin State Philharmonic Orchestra, Kawalla; Recording: VMM CD 3022, 1993, Silesian University Choir, Sulie Girardi, KSPO, Kawalla. SSA soprano, mezzo, picc/1/0/1/0 – 2 perc – hp, cel, str

  • How Fares the Night? 1993, Text: anon. Chinese, 5th century BC, trans. Mimi Tsoi,

4'30",VM Premiere: 1993, Koszalin, Poland, Silesian University Choir, Joanna Kawalla, Vn, Halina Gorniewicz, Choral Director, Koszalin State Phil. Orch., Szymon Kawalla, Cond. Recording: 1993, Silesian University Choir, Joanna Kawalla, Vn, KSPO, Szymon Kawalla SSAA, solo violin, string orchestra

  • Katyn, 1989, 15', VM

Premiere: 1989, Kraków, PRSO and Chorus, Szymon Kawalla, Cond. Recordings: Conifer CDCF 185 (1989–92); VMM CD 3015, 1992, PRSO and Chorus, Kawalla SATB, 3/3/3/3 - 4/3/3/1 - timp, 3 perc - hp, pf/cel - str

Theatre Music
  • Venal Vera: Ode to a Gezira Lovely, 2000, 10’ VM

Premiere: November 4, 2000, Toronto, Canada, Michelle Vought, soprano; Rec: VMM 4003, 2001, Michelle Vought, soprano soprano or mezzo, bass cl, and 1 perc; or voice with tape

  • Cocaine Lil, 1986, 15', VM

Premiere: April 22, 1988,ensemble belcanto, Bremen, Germany; Recordings: Koch Schwann/Aulos CD 3-1432-2,1994, ensemble belcanto, Dietburg Spohr; VMM 2026, 1998, Blair Resicka; VMM 2034, 2001, Michelle Vought mezzo or soprano, 4-8 jazz singers with small percussion.

  • A Night in the Royal Ontario Museum, 1983, Text: Margaret Atwood, 12', VM

Premiere: April 13, 1984, Marilyn DeReggi, Soprano, College Park, Maryland Rec. VMM 2028, 1998, Michelle Vought soprano and CD (Tape)

  • Eine Nacht im Royal Ontario Museum, 1983, 12’, VM

Rec. VMM 4001, 1999, Sulie Girardi (see above)

Music for strings
  • String Quartet No. 2, 2005, 17’, VM

Premiere: Nov. 25, 2005, Austrian Radio Concert Hall, Vienna, Austria, H. Groh, vn, G. Hinterndorfer, vn, D. Ivanova, va, R. Flieder, vc

  • Divertimento for Harp and String Quintet, 1996, 18', VM

Rec. VMM 2034, 2001 Adriana Antalova, hp, Moravian PO String Quintet hp + vn (2), va, vc, db

  • Seven Fantasy Pieces for Violin and Piano, 1989, 18', VM

Premiere: July 19, 1991,Paul Carlson, Vn, Nancy Van de Vate, Pf, Vienna, Austria Rec. VMM 2034, 2001, Michael Davis, vn, Nelson Harper, pf

  • Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, 1983, 13', VM

Premiere: March 24, 1984, Mexico City, Mexico, Nancy McAlhany, Vn, Maxine Neuman, Vc, Max Lifchitz, Pf. Recording: VMM CD 2001, 1990, Janusz Mirynski, Vn, Zdzislaw Lapinski, vc, Marek Mitelski, pf

  • Letter to a Friend's Loneliness, 1976, Texts: John Unterecker,

10', VM Premiere: November 8, 1976, Johnson City, Tennessee, US, Recording: VMM CD 2006, 1992, Sulie Girardi, Mezzo, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic String Quartet soprano amd string quartet

  • Concertpiece for Cello and Piano, 1976, VM
  • Suite for Solo Violin, 1975, 8', Sisra Publications

Premiere: December 12, 1976, The New School, New York. Recording: VMM CD 2006, 1992, Michael Davis,

  • Suite for Solo Viola, 1975, 8',VM

Prem. Nov. 2, 2006, Vienna, Austria, Jan Reznicek Rec. VMM CD 2034, 2001, Kate Hamilton

  • Trio for Strings, 1974, 14',Arsis Press

Premiere: August 1975, Stowe, Vermont, Recordings: VMM CD 2006, 1992, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic String Trio; VMM CD 2026, 1997, Veronika String Trio vn, va, vc

  • Six Etudes for Solo Viola, 1969, 9', Arsis Press

Premiere: December 24, 1974, New York City, Jacob Glick, Recording: VMM CD 2003, 1992, Michael Davis

  • Six Etudes for Solo Violin, 1969, 9',VM

Premiere: November 12, 1989, Paul Carlson, Pittsburg, Kansas Recordings: VMM 2028, 1998, Michael Davis

  • String Quartet No. l, 1969, 13'45",VM

Premiere: July 1971, Lancing, Tennessee, Recording: VMM CD 2001, 1990, The Ridge Quartet: Robert Rinehart, vn, Krista Bennion, vn, Ah Ling Neu, va, Jennifer Culp, vc; VMM CD 2026, 1997 Veronika String Quartet

  • Sonata for Viola and Piano, 1964, 13',VM

Premiere: February 16, 1966, Memphis, Tennessee, Elda Franklin, va, Edwin LaBounty, pf, Recording: VMM CD 2001, 1990, Michael Davis, va, Rosemary Platt, pf

Keyboard Instruments
  • Twelve Pieces for Piano on One to Twelve Notes, Vol. III, 2005, 16’, VM

Premiere, Vienna, Austria, Ruth Spindler, pf.

  • Balinese Diptych, 10’, 2003, VM

Premiere: Sept. 9, 2003, Ananda Sukarlan, pf. Oslo, Norway. Rec. VMM 2043, 2007. A. Sukarlan.

  • Prelude for Organ, 2002, 4’, VM

Premiere: June 9, 2002: Brad Maguire, Wellesley Mass. Rec. VMM 2043, 2007, Carlyn Morenus

  • Twelve Pieces for Piano on One to Twelve Notes, Vol. II, 2001, 19’, VM

Premiere: August 15, 2001, Kathryn Rosenberg, Provincetown, Mass. Rec. VMM 2039, 2004 Thomas Hlawatsch

  • Fantasy Pieces for Piano, 1995, 10', VM

Premiere: March 5, 1996, Utrecht, Holland, Ananda Sukarlan; Recording: VMM 2026, 1997, Makiko Hirashima

  • Night Journey, 1996, 8', VM

Premiere: April 19, 1997, Eisenstadt, Austria, Ruth Spindler. Rec. VMM 2028, 1998, Antoinette van Zabner

  • Twelve Pieces for Piano on One to Twelve Notes, Vol I, 1986, 18', VM

Premiere: July 19, 1990, Vienna, Austria, Ruth Spindler. Recording: VMM CD 2003, 1992, Ruth Spindler

  • Second Sonata for Piano, 1983, 13', VM

Premiere: March 23, 1984, Max Lifchitz, Mexico City, Mexico, Recordings: Coronet LPS 3206, Paula Ennis Dwyer; VMM 2006, 1992, Makiko Hirashima

  • Sonata for Piano, 1978, 14', Arsis Press

Premiere: Autumn 1981, Columbus, Ohio, Rosemary Platt, Recordings: Coronet LPS 3105, Rosemary Platt and VMM 2003, 1992, Ruth Spindler

  • Nine Preludes for Piano, 1978, 14', VM

Premiere: April 2, 1982, Los Angeles, CA, Gloria Cheng. Recording: Opus One SN 118, Max Lifchitz, and VMM CD 2001, Rosemary Platt

  • Contrasts, 1984, 8',VM

Premiere: May 23, 1984, Jakarta, Indonesia, Nancy Van de Vate, Trisutji Kamal, Marusya Nainggolan, pf; Recording: VMM 2026, 1997 2 pf (6 Hands)

  • Fantasy for Harpsichord, 1982, 4',VM

Premiere: May 6, 1983, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Michelle Edwards, Harpsichord; Recording: VMM 2028, 1998, Ewa Gabrys Sonata for Harpsichord, 1982, rev. 1996, 10', VM Premiere: November 12, 1983, Davis, California; Recording: VMM 2026, 1997, Ewa Gabrys MUSIC FOR WOODWINDS

  • A Quiet Piece, 2001, 4’, Vienna Masterworks

Prem. April 27, 2002, Vienna, Austria, Abraham Ibrahim English horn and optional piano or guitar

  • Musik in 5, 3 and 7 for saxophone quartet, 2001, 10’, Vienna Masterworks

Prem. June 6, 2001, Styrian Saxophone Quartet, St.Pölten, Austria

  • Four Fantasy Pieces for Flute and Piano, 1993, 10', VM

Prem. November 15, 1993, Vienna, Austria, Regina Stummer, fl, Rosario Marciano, pf Rec. VMM 2028, 1998, Ann Marie Yasinitsky, fl., Gerard Berthiaume, pf

  • Incidental Piece for Three Saxes (1976)

Premiere: 24 April 1976, Redlands, Calif., American Society of University Composers, Region VIII Conference, Gene Keener, Ann Noble, Corey Nordal, saxophones

  • Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, 1970, 13', VM

Premiere: Sept. 2005, Vienna, Austria, Ruth Spindler, pf, Katrin Gstöckenbauer, cl.

  • Elegy for Oboe and Piano, 1969, 6’, VM

Premiere, 2001, Vienna, Austria, Abraham Ibrahim, ob., Akiko Takahashi, pf

  • Sonata for Oboe and Piano, 1969, 13', VM

Premiere: January 1970, Knoxville, Tennessee US, John Bentley, ob, N. Van de Vate, pf Sarabande for Flute or Oboe and Klavier (1973) VM Prem. March 30, 2001, Vienna, Austria, Abraham Ibrahim, ob. Akiko Takahashi, pf

  • Woodwind Quartet, 1964, 8', Southem Music Co.

Premiere: Autumn 1964, Interlochen, MI, Interlochen Arts Woodwind Quartet fl, ob, cl, bn

Music for Brass
  • Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, 2006, 17’, VM

Prem. March 8, 2007, Haydnsaal, Vienna, Austria, Ferenc Leitner, hn., Ute Lehmann, vn., Maki Saeki, pf

  • Three Bagatelles for Four Trumpets 2006, 6’ VM
  • Three Bagatelles for Four Horns 2006, 6’ VM

Prem. August 5, 2006, Potsdam (Germany) Horn Quartet

  • Brass Quintet No. 2: Variations on “The Streets of Laredo”, 2005, 17’ VM

Prem. October 9, 2006 Oxford, Miss. (US), The Mississippi Brass; Rec. VMM 2043, 2005, The Mississippi Brass 2 tpt. hn. trb. tuba

  • Quintet for Brass, 1974, rev. 1979, 10', VM

Prem. Feb. 2, 1975, Jacksonville, Florida, Delius Festival. Rec. VMM 2039, 2005, The Niagara Brass 2 tpt, hn, trb. tuba

  • Three Sound Pieces for Brass and Percussion, 1973, 10'15",VM

Premiere: February 23, 1974, Atlanta, Georgia, Recording: VMM CD 2003, 1992, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Brass and Percussion Ensemble, Cond. Milos Machek 2 tpt, 2 hn, 2 trb, tuba, 6 perc

  • Diversion for Brass, 1964, 5', VM

Premiere: November 14, 1964, Atlanta, Georgia, Georgia State University Brass Quartet Rec. VMM 2043, 2007, The Niagara Brass 2 tp, hn, trb or euphonium Short Suite for Brass Quartet, 1960, 6',VM Premiere: November 9, 1963, Atlanta, Georgia, Georgia State University Brass Quartet Rec. VMM 2039, 2005, Niagara Brass 2 tp, trb, bass trb

Music for Percussion
  • Suite for Marimba, 2000, 10’, VM

Prem. April 5, 2005, University of Mississippi, Ricky Burkhead

  • Teufelstanz, 1988, 14', VM

Premiere: February 24, 1989,"Musica Viva", Herculessaal, Münchner Residenz, Munich, Kraków Percussion Ensemble; Recordings: VMM CD 2015, 1995, UNI Percussion Ensemble and VMM CD 2039, 2005, same 6 percussion

Music for Mixed Ensemble
  • Trio for Horn, Violin, and Piano, 2006, see under Music for Brass.

Trio for Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano, 2005, VM

  • Divertimento for Harp and String Quintet, 1996, 18', VM

See under Music for Strings

  • Music for MW2, 1985, 13', VM

Premiere: February 10, 1989, North South Consonance, New York City fl, vc, pf-4 Hands, l perc

  • Trio for Bassoon, Percussion and Piano, 1980, 14', VM

Premiere: December 7, 1980, Honolulu, Hawaii, Paul Barrett, bn, William Wiley, perc, Nancy Van de Vate, pf

  • Music for Viola, Percussion and Piano, 1976, 16', VM

Premiere: February 27, 1977, Honolulu, Hawaii, Maxine-Karen Johnson, va, William Wiley, perc, Stephen Salazar, pf. Recordings: VMM 2001, 1990, Maxine-Karen Johnson, va, William Wiley, perc, Evelyn Zuckerman, pf and VMM 2039, 2005, Arthur Klima, va, Andrew Pongracz, perc, Eric Zioleck, pf

  • Quintet 1975, 1975, 13', VM

Premiere: 12.01.1976, Honolulu, Hawaii fl, vn, cl, vc, pf

Choral Music
  • Cantata for Women's Voices, 1979, Texts: James Joyce, Walt Whitman, Charles Baudelaire, anon. Provençal 12th century BC, 19', VM

Premiere: April 1, 1982, Los Angeles, California, Veil of Isis, Joan Gallegos, Cond. SSAA, picc, fl, cl, hp, cel, 2 perc

  • An American Essay, 1972, Texts: Walt Whitman, 30', VM

Premiere: May 16, 1972, Knoxville Choral Society, Knoxville, Tennessee, J. B. Lyle, Cond. Janice Clarke, Soprano SATB, pf, l perc

  • The Pond, 1970, Text: Annette von Droste-Hülsoff, trans. Herman Salinger, 4’30”, VM

Premiere: 1970, Orlando, Florida. Recording: VMM 3025, 1994, Chorus Soranus, Knud Vad, Cond. and VMM 2039, 2005, Chorus Ars Brunensis, Roman Valek, Cond. SATB a cappella

  • How Fares the Night? 1959, 4',VM

Premiere: May 29, 1977, Honolulu, Hawaii, Text: anon. 5th century BC, trans. Mimi Tsoi SSA, pf

  • Make A Joyful Noise, 1972, 4’ (William Huntley, Pseudonym), Text: Psalm 98:4-6, 4’, Montgomery Music Inc.

SATB, pf or organ

  • Psalm 121, 1958, 4', VM

Premiere: June 30, 1974, St. John's Episcopal Choir, Knoxville, Tennessee SATB a cappella

Vocal Music
  • Listening to the Night, 2001, Text: John Unterecker, VM

Prem. March 18, 2003, Michelle Vought, Normal IL (US) Soprano and seven instruments (fl., vib., 2 vn, va., vc, db)

  • Songs for the Four Parts of the Night, 1986, Texts: Owl Woman (Papago Indian), 8',VM

Premiere: October 25, 1984, Paris, Lucille Field, Soprano, Harriet Wingreen, Piano, Recordings: Cambria (US) CD 1037, 1990, Lucille Field, sop, Harriet Wingreen, pf and VMM 2028, 1998, Evelyn Petros, sop, Nancy Van de Vate, pf

  • Letter to a Friend's Loneliness, 1976, 10', VM

Premiere: see under Music for Strings

  • To the East and to the West, 1972, Text: Walt Whitman, 3',VM

Premiere: May 16, 1972, Bettie Mason, soprano, Nancy Van de Vate, piano, Knoxville TN

  • Four Somber Songs, 1970, Texts: Georg Trakl, Edgar Allan Poe, William Blake, Paul

Verlaine, 11',VM Premiere: October 21, 1973, Bettie Mason, sop, Nancy Van de Vate, pf, Oak Ridge, TN

  • Cradlesong, 1962, 3', Text: Clemens Brentano, trans. Herman Salinger, VM

Premiere: February 2, 1963, Juanita Kirkpatrick, mezzo, Hattiesburg, Miss. N. Van de Vate, pf Rec. VMM 2028, 199?, Evelyn Petros, sop, Nancy Van de Vate, pf

  • Lo-Yang, 1962, Text: Emperor Ch'ien Wen ti, 2',VM

Premiere: Autumn 1962, J. Kirkpatrick, mezzo, N. Van de Vate, pf, Oxford, Miss. Rec. VMM 2028, 1998, Evelyn Petros, sop, Nancy Van de Vate, pf

  • The Earth is So Lovely, 1962, Text: Heinrich Heine, trans. Kate Flores, 3', VM

Premiere: Autumn 1962, Juanita Kirkpatrick, mezzo, Nancy Van de Vate, pf, Oxford, Miss. Rec. VMM 2028, 2005, Evelyn Petros, sop., N. Van de Vate, pf

  • Loneliness, 1960, Text: Rainer Maria Rilke, 2', VM

Premiere: 1960, Oxford, Miss, J. Kirkpatrick, mezzo, N. Van de Vate, pf.. Rec. VMM 2028, 2005, Evelyn Petros, sop, N. Van de Vate, pf

  • Death is the Chilly Night, 1960, Text: Heinrich Heine, trans. Kate Flores, 2’, VM

Premiere: Autumn 1960, Oxford, Miss. Rec. VMM 2028, 2005, Evelyn Petros, sop, N. Van de Vate, pf

  • Youthful Age, 1960, Text: anon. Greek. 6th century BC, 2', VM

Premiere: 1960, Oxford, Miss. Rec. VMM 2028, 2005, Evelyn Petros, sop., N. Van de Vate, pf

Electronic Music
  • Invention No. l (Tape), 1972, 2', VM

Premiere: May 20, 1973, Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Wind Chimes (Tape), 1972, 3', VM

Premiere: May 20, 1973, Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Satellite Music (Tape), 1972, 6', VM

Premiere: May 20, 1973, Knoxville, Tennessee

Music for Piano Instruction
  • Twilight, 1963, Summy Birchard
  • Topsy Turvy, 1964, (Helen Huntley, Pseudonym), Montgomery Music Co.
  • Syncopated Soldier, 1964, (Helen Huntley, Pseudonym), Montgomery Music Co.
  • Mississippi Twilight, 1969, (Helen Huntley, Pseudonym), Montgomery Music Co.
  • Bicycle Ride, 1969, (Helen Huntley, Pseudonym), Montgomery Music Co.
  • Hoe-Down, 1970, (Helen Huntley, Pseudonym), Willis Music Co.

Further reading[edit]

  • Laurdella Foulkes-Levy and Burt Levy, Journeys Through the Life and Music of Nancy Van de Vate (Scarecrow Press, 2004)

External links[edit]

References[edit]


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4. The Pandora Guide To Women Composers, Britain and the United States 1629–Present, Sophie Fuller

5.International Who's Who In Music and Musicians' Directory (in the Classical and Light Classical Fields), Volume One 1998/99, Sixteenth Edition

6. Lexikon zeitgenössischer Musik aus Österreich, Komponisten und Komponistinnen des 20. Jahrhunderts, mica

7. Komponistinnen aus 800 Jahren, Olivier/ Braun