FULL LISTING OF WORKS BY PIERRE JALBERT

Orchestral Works
Shades of Memory for orchestra (2011) -- 13 minutes
Instrumentation: 3333 / 4331 / timp., 3 perc. / harp / pno.-cel / strings
Commissioned and premiered by the Houston Symphony, Hans Graf, conductor, on September 16, 17, and 18, 2011, Houston, TX.
Into the Tempest for chamber orchestra (2011) -- 9 minutes
Instrumentation: 2222 / 2200 / 2 perc. / pno. / strings
Commissioned and premiered by the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra, Peter Askim, conductor, on May 7 and 8, 2011, Idyllwild and Los Angeles, CA.
Elegy for string orchestra (2011) -- 6 minutes
Instrumentation: strings
Commissioned and premiered by the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz, conductor, on July 2 and 3, 2011, Greensboro, NC. ListenSelection

Autumn Rhapsody for string orchestra (2008) -- 11 minutes
Instrumentation: strings  
Commissioned and premiered by the Vermont Symphony, Jaime Laredo, conductor, on the orchestra's Fall Tour from September 24 through October 5, 2008.   ListenSelection

Music of air and fire for orchestra (2007) -- 6 minutes
Instrumentation: 3233 / 4331 / timp., 3 perc. / pno-cel / strings 
Commissioned and premiered by the California Symphony, Barry Jekowsky, conductor, on May 6 and 8, 2007.   ListenSelection

Fire and Ice
for orchestra (2007) -- 20 minutes
Instrumentation: 3233 / 4331 / timp., 3 perc. / pno. / strings
Commissioned by Kathryn Gould through Meet the Composer Foundation's Magnum Opus Project. Premiered by the Oakland East Bay Symphony, Michael Morgan, conductor, on Feb. 23, 2007, Oakland, CA. ListenMov't IMov't II

big sky
for orchestra (2005) -- 11 minutes
Instrumentation: 3232 + C. Bsn. / 4331 / 3 perc. / pno. / strings
Commissioned and premiered by the Houston Symphony on Jan. 13, 14, and 15, 2006, Houston, TX. Also performed by the Houston Symphony on Jan. 24, 2006, at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY.ListenSelection

Chamber Symphony
for orchestra (2004) -- 23 minutes
Instrumentation: 2222 / 2200 / 2 perc. / pno. / strings
Commissioned and premiered by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane, conductor, on May 11, 2004, Los Angeles, CA. ListenMov't IMov't IIMov't III

Symphonia Sacra for orchestra (2001) -- 27 minutes
Instrumentation: 4, 2 + eng. hn., 3 + bass cl., 2 + c. bsn. / 4 3 3 1 / timp., 4 perc. / harp, piano, cel / strings
Commissioned and premiered by the California Symphony under the direction of Barry Jekowsky on April 29 and May 1, 2001. ListenMov't IMov't IIMov't III

Les espaces infinis for chamber orchestra (2001) -- 10 minutes
Instrumentation: 2222 / 2100 / harp / strings
Commissioned and premiered by the Albany Symphony on Feb. 10 and 11, 2001, Albany, NY. Also performed by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra on Sept. 28 and 29, 2002, Los Angeles, CA. ListenSelection

In Aeternam for orchestra (2000). -- 14 minutes
Instrumentation: 2 + picc., 2 + eng. hn., 2 + bass cl., 2 + c. bsn.// 4 3 3 1 timp., 3 perc. // harp, piano, cel // strings
Commissioned by the California Symphony. Premiered by the California Symphony under the direction of Barry Jekowsky on May 7 and 9, 2000. Also performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, Barbican Centre, London, England, October, 2001 and the Budapest Symphony, Budapest, Hungary, May, 2001. (Published by Theodore Presser Co.) ListenSelection

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Concertos — Soloist with Orchestra
Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (2004) -- 20 minutes
Instrumentation: 2222 / 2200 / 2 perc. / pno. / Solo Horn / strings Commissioned and premiered by William Ver Meulen and the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, Rice University, Houston, TX on November 6, 2004. ListenMov't 1Mov't 2Mov't 3

Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra (2005) -- 25 minutes
Instrumentation: 2222 / 2200 / 1 perc. / Solo Marimba / strings
Commissioned by the ISGM New Music Commissioning Fund for Makoto Nakura. Premiered on March 19, 2005 by Makoto Nakura and Ensemble Kobe at Matsukata Hall, Kobe, Japan. ListenMov't IMov't IIMov't IIIMov't IV

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Chamber Works
Secret Alchemy for violin, viola, cello, and piano (2012) -- 17 minutes.
Premiered by the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, Tuscon, AZ, on March 11, 2012. ListenMov't IMov't IIMov't IIIMov't IV

Trio for clarinet, violin, and piano (2011) -- 16 minutes.
Premiered on November 20, 2011 at Alice Tully Hall by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and also on tour at Wigmore Hall in London, England, and in Germany and Denmark; David Shifrin, clarinet, Ani Kavafian, violin, and Anne-Marie McDermott, piano. ListenMov't IMov't IIMov't III

Klang for 2 pianos and 1 percussion (2011) -- 13 minutes.
Premiered on October 13, 2011 by Quattro Mani, Alice Rybak and Susan Grace, pianos, plus David Colson, percussion, at Colorado College.
String Quartet No. 5 (2011) -- 27 minutes.
Premiered by the Emerson String Quartet, on the Houston Friends of Chamber Music series, Stude Concert Hall at Rice University, Houston, TX, on April 28, 2011. ListenMov't I-IIMov't IIIMov't IV

Crossings for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (2011) -- 15 minutes.
Premiered by Music from Copland House, commissioned through Meet the Composer, at Merestead, Mt. Kisco, NY on April 17, 2011.
Wild Ambrosia for violin and piano (2010) -- 11 minutes.
Commissioned by the Lane Series at the University of Vermont and premiered by Soovin Kim, violin, and Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano on May 4, 2010. ListenSelection

Sonata for Piano (2009) -- 16 minutes.
Commissioned by the Texas Music Teacher's Association and premiered by pianist Brain Connelly on June 14, 2009, in Houston, TX. Also performed at the MTNA National Convention in Alburquerque, NM on March 21, 2010. ListenMov't III

L’œil écoute (The eye listens) (2009) -- 12 minutes.
for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion; a work for film/digitally created images with live music in collaboration with Montreal visual artist Jean Detheux. The work may be performed with or without film. Commissioned by the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Kevin Noe, conductor, on a grant from Chamber Music America, and premiered on July 10 and 11, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA. Watch video

String Quartet No. 4 (2008) -- 20 minutes.
Commissioned by the Caramoor Festival and premiered by the Escher Quartet on July 10, 2008, at the Caramoor Festival, NY. ListenMov't I

String Trio (2008) -- 11 minutes.
Commissioned by the South Bay Chamber Music Society and premiered by the Janaki String Trio on September 19 and 21, 2008, Los Angeles, CA. ListenSelection

Sonata for Cello and Piano (2007) -- 20 minutes.
Commissioned and premiered by David Finckel and Wu Han at the Aspen Music Festival on June 25, 2008. ListenSelection

String Quartet No. 3 (2006) -- 16 minutes.
Commissioned and premiered by the Maia Quartet on February 11, 2007, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. ListenMov't IMov't III

Wood/Metal Music for Percussion Ensemble (10 percussionists) (2006) -- 11 minutes.
Commissioned and premiered by the University of Houston Percussion Ensemble, Blake Wilkins, director, on October 30, 2006, Moores School of Music, University of Houston, Houston, TX.ListenSelection

Icefield Sonnets for string quartet (2004) -- 12 minutes.
Commissioned and premiered by the Ying Quartet on February 13, 2005, Eastman School of Music, Rochester. NY. ListenMov't IMov't IIMov't IIIWatch video

The Invention of the Saxophone for alto sax, piano, and narrator (optional) (2003) -- 12 minutes.
Commissioned by Music in the Loft for Ashu Kejariwal, saxophone, and Winston Choi, piano. Premiered on October 11, 2003, Chicago, IL.ListenSelection

Visual Abstract for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and 1 percussion (2002) -- 10 minutes.
Premiered by the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble under the direction of Kevin Noe on August 10, 2002, Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh, PA. Filmmaker Jean Detheux has also created a film to this music. The work may be performed with or without film. Mov't I: ListenListen or view video • Mov't II: ListenListen or view video • Mov't III: ListenListen or view video

Transcendental Windows for chamber ensemble (2000) -- 12 minutes. Instrumentation: fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn, 2 vlns, vla, vc, db, harp, 1 perc.
Commissioned by David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony. Premiered on the Albany Symphony's American Music Festival at First Presbyterian Church, Albany, NY, March 25, 2000. ListenSelecton

Sonatine for violin and guitar (1999) -- 8 minutes
Commissioned and premiered by Duo 46. Recorded by Duo 46 on Summit Records.

Trio for violin, cello, and piano (1998) -- 15 minutes
Performances have taken place in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Houston and at the 1999 Tanglewood Music Center Festival of Contemporary Music. Premiered at Reynolda House, Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina as part of the Foothills Music Festival on August 29 and 30, 1998 by Amy Appold, violin, Ben Wolff, cello, and Rachel Matthews, piano. ListenMov't IMov't II

Dual Velocity for cello and piano (1998) -- 7 minutes
Premiered by Norman and Jeanne Fischer (The Fischer Duo) at St. Gauden's National Historic Site, Cornish, New Hampshire, on July 5, 1998. Recorded by the Fischer Duo on the Gasparo label. ListenSelection

String Quartet (1995) -- 22 minutes
Premiered by the Maia Quartet on April 23, 1996 at Alice Tully Hall, New York City. Performances also took place in Baltimore, Portland, OR, New Jersey, Texas, Iowa, and Japan. ListenMov't I
Watch performance by Borromeo String Quartet

Sonata Quartet for clarinet/bass cl./sop. saxophone (1 player - sop. sax optional), piano, and 2 percussion (1995) -- 15 minutes
Premiered by the Zeitgeist Quartet on October 7, 1995 at Walker Art Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Songs of Gibran for soprano, cello, piano, and 1 percussion (1992) -- 18 minutes
Performed by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as part of their "Music of Our Time" series at Merkin Concert Hall, on May 14, 1998.
Rhythmus for violin, viola, cello, and piano (1991) -- 6 minutes
Performed in Philadelphia, PA on October 29, 1994. Performances on July 24, 1991 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and July 27, 1991 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Also performed on November 20 and 24, 1992 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Solo Works

Sonata for Piano (2009) -- 16 minutes.
Commissioned by the Texas Music Teachers Association. Premiered by pianist Brian Connelly at the Texas Music Teachers Association State Convention, Houston, TX, June 14, 2009.
Diesis
for solo harp (2005) -- 8 minutes.
Commissioned by Music in the Loft for Nuiko Wadden, harp. Premiered on January 20, 2006 in Chicago, IL.
Toccata for piano solo
(2001) -- 6 minutes
Premiered by Pierre Jalbert at the American Academy in Rome, Italy, June, 2001. ListenSelection

Sonata for solo Marimba (2001) -- 12 minutes
Commissioned and premiered by Makoto Nakura, Kobe, Japan on October 5, 9 and 11, 2001. ListenMov't IMov't IIMov't IIIMov't IV

Two Character Pieces for solo Tuba (1999) -- 5 minutes
Premiered by Mark Nelson.

Relativity Variations for piano solo (1991) -- 9 minutes
Performances on April 30, 1994 in Woodstock, VT, Pierre Jalbert, Pianist; October 12, 1993 in West Chester, PA; October 6, 1993 in Wilmington, DE; October 4, 1993 in Philadelphia, PA; October 1, 1993 in State College, PA, Pierre Jalbert, Pianist; July 18, 1991 in Brunswick, ME; March 2, 1991 in Philadelphia, PA; Feb. 25, 1991 in Baltimore, MD.

Timing and Collisions for piano and electronics (1989) -- 7 minutes
Premiered by Pierre Jalbert and Tom Lopez at Oberlin Conservatory, May 1989.

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Vocal Works

Icefield Sonnets for soprano, baritone, violin, cello, piano, and percussion (2005) -- 14 minutes.
Commissioned and premiered by the Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music, January 22, 2006, Brooklyn, NY. ListenSelection

Four Porter Songs for soprano, baritone, and piano (2005) -- 12 minutes.
Commissioned and premiered by the Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music, January 22, 2006, Brooklyn, NY ListenSelection

Songs of Gibran for soprano, cello, piano, and 1 percussion (1992) -- 18 minutes
Performed by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as part of their "Music of Our Time" series at Merkin Concert Hall on May 14, 1998. Performed by members of Orchestra 2001 on March 23, 1995 in Swarthmore, PA and on March 26, 1995 in Philadelphia, PA. Performed by the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble on October 29, 1993 in Burlington, VT; the Tanglewood Music Center on July 19, 1992; the Curtis Institute of Music on April 11, 1992; Alternate Currents Performing Ensemble on December 6, 1992 in Berkeley, California and February 24, 1993 in San Francisco, California.


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