Joseph Baber

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Joseph Wilson Baber, Jr. (born September 11, 1937) is an American composer, violist, and composition teacher living in Lexington, Kentucky.

Life[edit]

Baber was born in 1937 in Richmond, Virginia.[1]

Selected works[edit]

Information from [2] and.[3]

  • Op. 1: Duos for Violin and Viola
  • Op. 2a: Longfellow Songs
    • It Is Not Always May
    • The Aftermath
    • Serenade
    • The Rainy Day
    • The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls
    • Snow-flakes
  • Op. 2b: Emersonian Hymns
    • The Informing Spirit
    • Compensation
    • Thine Eyes Still Shined
    • Thought
    • Terminus
    • To Ellen
    • Nature
  • Op. 3: Miscellaneous Instrumental (1960)
  • Op. 4: "Wise Men And Shepherds" Christmas Cantata (1951)
  • Op. 5: Instrumental Works for Winds
    • Sonnet for Solo Oboe, Flute and String Orchestra
    • Meditation for Solo Bassoon
    • Sketches for Flute and Piano
  • Op. 6: Cavalier Lyrics (1960)
  • Op. 7: Serenade for String Orchestra
  • Op. 8: Serenade for String Trio (1975)
  • Op. 9: Shakespearean Madrigals
    • Fie on Sinful Fantasy
    • Tell Me Where
    • I Am Gone, Sir
    • Who Is Sylvia?
    • When Icicles Hang By the Wall
    • Weep No More, Ladies
    • O Mistress Mine
    • It Was a Lover and His Lass
    • Under the Greenwood Tree
  • Op. 10: Overture to "As You Like It"
  • Op. 11: Kingdom of the Heart's Content for Piano (Seasonal Sketches)
  • Op. 12: American Songs (1957)
  • Op. 13: Bagatelle-Preludes (for Piano)
  • Op. 14: Incidental Music (Michigan)
    • Music for the play, "Tiger at the Gates" (Jean Anouilh)
    • Music for the play, "Our Town" (Thornton Wilder)
    • Honor's Concert Prize piece, "Music for String Orchestra"
    • Castelnuovo-Tedesco Variations for Piano
    • Sketchbooks: impressions in shorts score of mid-western scenes
    • Preludes for Piano, written for Virginia Bodman (1959-1962)
  • Op. 15: Two Sonatas for Viola and Piano
  • Op. 16: Twelve American Pastorals for SSA and Cello Ensemble (Harmonium)
  • Op. 16a: Five Pastorals for Soprano and lower strings
  • Op. 17: The Klausli Service (Music for Richard Klausli and the Plymouth Congregationalist Church)
  • Op. 18: Songbook: Miscellaneous Uncollected Songs
    • Eldorado (Edgar Allan Poe)
    • The Traveller (Vachel Lindsey)
    • "A Boy's Will" (Longfellow: Stanzas 1 & 2 of My Lost Youth)
    • I Will Build a House
    • In The Train (Teasdale)
    • A Vagabond Song (Bliss Carman)
    • The First Snow-fall (Lowell)
    • Wood Song (Teasdale)
    • Afternoon on a Hill (Millay)
    • A Winter Piece (Bryant)
    • Meadowlarks (Teasdale)
  • Op. 19: Shakespearean Songs for high voice and piano
    • Full Fathom Five
    • Willow Song
    • Take, O Take Those Lips Away
    • Under the Greenwood Tree
    • Tell Me Where Is Fancy Bred
    • The Master, The Swabber, The Boatswain
    • Take, O Take Those Lips Away (second version)
    • It Was A Lover And His Lass
    • Blow, Blow, Thy Winter Wind
  • Op. 20: Organ Preludes on Protestant Hymn Tunes
  • Op. 21: Trio for Violin, Viola and Violoncello
  • Op. 22: Rhapsody for Viola and Orchestra
  • Op. 23: Sonata for Violin and Piano
  • Op. 24: Overture: The New Land
  • Op. 25: Trio for Oboe, Viola and Piano
  • Op. 26: Concerto No. 1 for Viola and String Orchestra
  • Op. 27: Psalms for Chorus SATB
  • Op. 28: Concerto No. 2 for Viola and Orchestra
  • Op. 29: Songs of Love and Loss
    • Pity Me Not (Edna St Vincent Millay)
    • The Net (Sara Teasdale)
    • Men Loved Wholly Beyond Wisdom (Louise Bogan)
    • This Quiet Dust (Emily Dickenson)
    • Where No Thoughts Are (Anna Hempstead Branch)
  • Op. 30: String Quartet
  • Op. 31: Incidental Music (Illinois)
    • Keyboard Toccatas (for Dwight Peltzer) (1969)
    • Scherzo for Viola and Piano (1969)
  • Op. 32: Divertimentos
  • Op. 33: Songbook: Miscellaneous Uncollected Songs
    • Go and Catch a Falling Star (John Donne)
    • In Time of 'The Breaking of Nations' (Thomas Hardy)
    • The Widow's Song (Pinkney)
    • Up-Hill (Rossetti)
    • Mnemosyne (Trumbull Stickney)
    • Cradle Song of the Infant Jesus for Soprano, Viola and Organ (Old French Noel) (2012)
  • Op. 34: Works for Unaccompanied String
  • Op. 35: Music from the Kansas College Co-operative Composers Project
    • Prelude for Band (1970-1971)
    • Scherzo for Chamber Orchestra (1970)
    • Carol (SATB)
    • Alleluias (SATB)
    • To Everything There Is a Season (SATB)
    • I Beseech You, Therefore, Brethren (SATB) (1971)
  • Op. 36: Three Madrigals on Lyrics by Thomas Campion for Solo Voices
    • "I care not for these ladies"
    • "Rose-cheek'd Laura, come"
    • "Now winter nights"
  • Op. 37: Mephisto Rhapsody for Violin and Piano (1971)
  • Op. 38: Partita for Keyboard (1975-2008)
  • Op. 39: "Fox and Bear" - A Children's Guide to the Orchestra for Narrator and Orchestra
  • Op. 40: Frankenstein: Opera in 4 Acts (with John Gardner) (1969-1980)
  • Op. 41: Five Fantasias on Finnish Folk Songs for SATB and Piano 4-hands
    • Kalliole Kukkulalle
    • Minun Kultani
    • Lapsuuden Ystavalle
    • Ranalle-Istaja Neito
    • Rukkaset
  • Op. 42: Rumpelstiltskin: Opera in 2 Acts (with John Gardner)
  • Op. 43: Landscapes for Soprano and Nine 'Cellos (T.S. Eliot)
  • Op. 44: Missa Brevis for Women's Chorus SSA and Organ
  • Op. 45: Rhapsody for Two 'Cellos and Orchestra
  • Op. 46: Symphony No. 1 in E minor (1979)
  • Op. 47: Six Sinfonias for Piano
  • Op. 48: Music for St. Michaels (Church of St Michael the Archangel, Lexington)
  • Op. 49: Three Fantasias for String Quartet
  • Op. 50: Ere We Be Young Again (Robert Louis Stevenson)
    • Good and Bad Children
    • Looking Forward
    • Whole Duty of Children
    • At the Seaside
    • Singing
    • Rain
    • Where Go the Boats
    • The Swing
    • My Bed is a Boat
    • Envoy
  • Op. 51: Two Marches in the American Style for Orchestra (1981-1991)
  • Op. 52: Samson and the Witch, Opera in 1 Act (with John Gardner) (1995)
  • Op. 53: Songs from Shakespeare
    • When Dasies Pied
    • How Should I Your True Love Know
    • Where the Bee Sucks
    • Come unto These Yellow Sands
    • You Spotted Snakes
    • Orpheus with His Lute
    • Who Is Sylvia
  • Op. 54: Requiescat for Violin and Orchestra (1983) - in memoriam of John Gardner
  • Op. 55: 'The Wild Swans at Coole' and other songs on poems of William Butler Yeats (1986)
    • The Wild Swans at Coole
    • Brown Penny
    • Made Quiet
    • First Love
    • Remorse for Intermperate Speech
    • Tom O'Roughley
    • To a Child Dancing in the Wind
    • Two Years Later
    • When You Are Old
    • The Lake Isle of Innesfree
  • Op. 56: Songs for School Children (c. 1984)
    • Some One (Walter de la Mare)
    • How Doth the Lowly Crocodile (Lewis Carroll)
    • Ariel's Song (William Shakespeare)
    • Who Has Seen the Wind (Christina Rossetti)
  • Op. 57: Songbook: Miscellaneous Uncollected Songs
    • A Lover Pleads with his Friends for Old Friends (Yeats)
    • Beloved Rivers (Marjorie England) (1987-1989)
    • And That Is Life (Paul Laurence Dunbar) (1990)
    • Full Moon (Sara Teasdale)
    • The Philosopher (Millay)
    • Home-Coming (Leonie Adams)
  • Op. 58: 'Dark of the Moon' for Mezzo-Soprano (Sara Teasdale)
    • Winter
    • September Night
    • Wisdom
    • Low Tide
    • "She who could bind you"
    • Foreknown
    • At Tintagil
    • The Fountain
    • Epitaph
  • Op. 59: Symphony No. 2 in D (1987-1991)
  • Op. 60: Shiloh, for tenor, horn, and piano[4]
    • The Portent
    • Misgivings
    • Malvern Hill
    • Shiloh
  • Op. 61: The Shepherd's Calendar, suite for solo English Horn
  • Op. 63: Heartland: A Runaway Summer Overture for Orchestra (1990)
  • Op. 64: Steel Town, Capriccio for Chamber Orchestra (1990)
  • Op. 65: Summer Music: Trio for Flute, Bassoon and Piano
  • Op. 66: The Kentucky Suite for Orchestra
  • Op. 67: St Louis Suite for Clarinet and Piano
  • Op. 68: Fantasia for String Quartet
  • Op. 69: Organ Preludes (1995)
  • Op. 70: Songs for Our Children
  • Op. 71: "Echo" and "The First Spring Day" for Soprano, Flute, Clarinet and String Orchestra
  • Op. 72: Two Songs for a Christening for Soprano and Organ or Strings
  • Op. 73: Heartland: September Towns[4]
  • Op. 74: Madrigals from Shakespeare (1997)
    • Under the Greenwood Tree
    • How Should I Your True Love Know
    • It Was a Lover and His Lass
    • Willow Song
    • Take, O Take Those Lips Away
    • O Mistress Mine
  • Op. 75: Songbook: Miscellaneous Uncollected Songs
  • Op. 80: An American Requiem (1999-2003)[4]
  • Op. 81: Introduction and Allegro for Six Cellos
  • Op. 89: Two Movements Concertante for Oboe and Small Orchestra (2003)
  • Op. 90: Sonata for Three Cellos and Piano (2006)
  • Op. 91: Album of American Ghosts (2006)
  • Op. 94: Suite Concertante for flute and string orchestra
  • Op. 99: River of Time: An Opera in 2 Acts (with Jim Rodgers) (2009)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Descendants of Robert Lindsay Baber". baberfamilytree.org. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  2. ^ Baber Archive. (n.d.). Opus Catalog and List of Performances. Lexington, KY: Baber, J.
  3. ^ Hauser, R., McKee, D., & Rumbley, E. (2016). Joseph Baber papers 2005ua015. Retrieved from University of Kentucky Special Collections.
  4. ^ a b c "Joseph Baber | College of Fine Arts". finearts.uky.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  5. ^ Copley, Rich. "Review: UK Opera Theatre's River of Time | Copious Notes". Retrieved 2017-01-15.