[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

  • Mar
    24
    2024

    “…ascending, partially…” to be performed

    On Sunday, March 24, cellist Matt Goeke will be performing Douglas Anderson's ethereal solo work "...ascending, partially..." at Saint Joseph's College in Brooklyn, NY.  Further details to come.

  • Apr
    06
    2024

    Reverse Variations on “Arkansas Traveler” to be performed

    8 Strings & a Whistle will perform Douglas Anderson's clever and amusing Reverse Variations on 'Arkansas Traveler' on Saturday, April 6 at 4:00 pm on the Society Café Series at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood.

    Ridgewood NJ, 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.