Robert E. Jager

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Robert Edward Jager (born August 25, 1939) is an American composer, music theorist and a conductor. His works are played throughout the world by various orchestras, bands, choruses and chamber ensembles.

Background/History[edit]

Jager was born in Binghamton, New York on August 25, 1939. From 1962 to 1965 he was arranger/composer for the US-Navy Armed Forces School of Music. He completed his studies and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1968. He then went on to be the lecturer in composition and directing at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. In 1971, he left Old Dominion University to become a professor at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN from which he retired in 2001.

In his career, Jager has received numerous honors for his works, including being the only three-time winner of the American Bandmasters Association Ostwald Composition Award (1964, 1968, 1972.) His experiences include being a guest conductor and teacher in various countries such as Canada, Japan, England, France, Germany. and in many cities within the United States.

Works[edit]

Works for Orchestra[edit]

  • 1973 A Child's Garden of Verses for Soprano and Chamber Orchestra
  • 1989 The Pied Piper OF Hamelin for narrator and orchestra
  • 1994 Kokopelli Dances for flute and orchestra
  • 1996 Suite from “Edvard Munch”
  • 2000 Like A White Daisy Looks
  • 2001 The Grandeur OF God for Chorus and Orchestra
  • 2010 Esprit de Corps

Works for Wind Ensemble[edit]

  • 1957 First Suite for Band
  • 1963 Stars and Bars March
  • 1964 Second Suite for Band
  • 1965 Sinfonia Noblissima
  • 1965 Third Suite for Band
  • 1966 Chorale and Toccata
  • 1967 March “Dramatic"
  • 1968 Diamond Variations
  • 1968 The Tennessean March
  • 1968 Variations on A Theme of Robert Schumann
  • 1969 Sinfonietta
  • 1970 Tour de Force - March
  • 1971 Courage to Serve - March
  • 1972 Apocalypse
  • 1975 Preamble
  • 1975 Shivaree
  • 1976 Japanese Prints
  • 1976 Prelude: Concert Liberte
  • 1976 Symphony No. 2
  • 1977 Concerto No. 2 for Alto Saxophone
  • 1978 Carpathian Sketches
  • 1978 Jubilate
  • 1979 Pastorale and Country Dance
  • 1981 Concerto for Tuba
  • 1982 Tableau
  • 1983 Prelude on an Old Southern Hymn
  • 1984 March of the Dragonmasters
  • 1984 Esprit de Corps
  • 1984 Concerto for Percussion and Wind Ensemble
  • 1985 Concerto for Euphonium and Band
  • 1985 Triumph and Tradition
  • 1986 Colonial Airs and Dances
  • 1986 Eagle Rock Overture
  • 1986 Heroic Saga
  • 1986 Old Time Spirit
  • 1987 Under the Big Top
  • 1987 A Commemorative Suite
  • 1990 Fourth Suite for Band
  • 1991 Epilogue: "Lest We Forget"
  • 1991 Uncommon Valor - March
  • 1992 Lord, Guard and Guide
  • 1993 Meditations on a Scottish Hymn Tune
  • 1993 Three Chinese Miniatures:
  • I. The Wind
  • II. Sen Jin De Ma(A Maiden)
  • III. A Love Song of Kang Ting City
  • 1995 The Last Full Measure of Devotion
  • 1999 Variants on the Air Force Hymn
  • 2000 Hebraic Rhapsody
  • 2001 Joan of Arc
  • 2001 Mystic Chords of Memory
  • 2004 Concert in The park
  • 2004 Highland Fling (originally named Covenant)
  • 2004 In Sunshine and Shadows for Soprano and Winds
  • 2004 Baritone Solos for mixed choir
  • 2006 Eternal Vigilance
  • 2010 Scenes from "Penn's Woods"
  • 2010 A Sea of Glass Mingled with Fire
  • I. Dance at the “Glory Hole”
  • II.Of “Sea Forms,” Venetians and Putti”
  • III. The Boathouse Gang
  • (the above premiered at the CBDNA/Seattle, March 2011)

Further reading[edit]