[Anderson] employs various techniques specific to each instrument in shaping compelling and mysterious narratives… brooding orations…sweeping and animated flights…expressive, vital commentary…piquant dialogue…

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Latest Release: What She Saw

WHAT SHE SAW features two epic, large-scale works from composer Douglas Anderson. These gripping vocal works focus on the lives of two archetypal women: Cassandra of ancient Greece and The Woman of modern times.

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Performances

  • Jun
    02
    2024

    Clarinet Trio to be performed

    Douglas Anderson's Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano will be performed at 3 pm on Sunday, June 2, by the di.vi.sion Clarinet Trio at the Riverdale Presbyterian Church in Bronx, NY.  This work is a seminal example of Anderson's early experiments with ordering in serial music, which was the topic of his doctoral dissertation.  It [...]

    Bronx NY, United States
  • Jun
    02
    2024

    Premiere of Three Meditations on “Hope”, for solo piano

    Pianist Renee Cometa Briggs will premiere Douglas Anderson's Three Meditations on "Hope" at 3 pm on Sunday June 2 at the Riverdale Presbyterian Church.  These pieces, using 'leftover' materials from the third movement of Anderson's Symphony (Four Moods for Orchestra), are simple yet complex, and thoroughly thought-provoking.  The performance will be on a concert by [...]

    Bronx NY, United States
  • Jun
    21
    2024

    Mozart Requiem

    Once again Douglas Anderson will conduct the Mozart Requiem as part of the annual Make Music New York Festival.  Singers and instrumentalists are invited to join in performing this iconic and moving work.  Watch this space for details!

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Instrumental
Works

Explore a collection of compelling instrumental compositions, including recent major works such as Spirit Guide, a concerto for clarinet and orchestra premiered by the Brooklyn Symphony and Whispers of Weeping: Mozart (an iconoclasm), unveiled by the Downtown Symphony.

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Works for
Voice

Explore a diverse range of vocal compositions, spanning solo voice, choral pieces, and intricate song cycles. From the evocative Cassandra Songs for mezzo-soprano and piano premiered by Esther Hickman, to early acclaimed works like Haiku for voice alone, experience the richness of the composer’s vocal repertoire across various vocal formats.

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Dramatic
Works

Explore an array of dramatic musical works spanning opera, theatre, and radio/internet compositions, including acclaimed pieces like Faust Triumphant, Medea in Exile, and featured radio dramas like Romance Concerto and The King of Jazz.