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  • Bird-like: five scenes for sinfonietta (or chamber orchestra) 

    Ottum, Cooper Riley (2015-07-28)
    Bird-like is a continuous series of five musical scenes for sinfonietta, or, optionally, chamber orchestra (single winds, with a small string section). Each scene is inspired by the motions, behaviors, and physical ...
  • The Birth of the Eternal for String Orchestra, Piano and Percussion 

    Amiryan, Tatev (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2016)
    The Birth of the Eternal is a one-movement composition for string orchestra, piano and percussion. It is written as a centennial commemoration of the 1915 Armenian Genocide and honors the memory of the victims of the ...
  • BOOM!!! ...for Real! 

    Landis, Steven Jon Jr. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    BOOM!!! ...for Real! is a fifteen-minute chamber concerto for alto saxophone (doubling tenor) and mixed chamber ensemble. The paintings and techniques of three American expressionist painters—Cy Twombly, Franz Kline, ...
  • Characters in Theatre for Orchestra 

    Wang, Amao (2016)
    Beijing Opera is a form of traditional Chinese theater that combines singing, reciting, performing, acrobatics acting, and instrumental accompanying, along with rich face make-up, costume and stage setting. I applied ...
  • Clear Sound for Clarinet and Orchestra 

    Stevenson, Benjamin Joel (2016)
    Clear Sound is the opening movement of a larger three movement concerto for solo clarinet and orchestra being written for clarinetist and conductor Luis Viquez Cordoba. I set out to compose a traditionally structured ...
  • Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Wind Ensemble 

    Baker, Dylan Arthur (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    I wrote CONCERTO FOR TENOR SAXOPHONE AND WIND ENSEMBLE in the tradition of the grand concerti of the nineteenth century, but incorporating a modern sense of harmony and rhythm. The spirit of the piece is very in the ...
  • Daughter of Bird and Earth 

    Yan, Yiguo (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2019)
    The single movement symphonic poem Daughter of Bird and Earth draws its inspiration from my own long poem in modern Chinese, The Resurrection of Poems, which narrates an imaginary woman’s life journey, both internally and ...
  • Dawn of Spring for full orchestra 

    Jiang, Yu (2013)
    The orchestral work Dawn of Spring was inspired by a poem with the same title, which was written by MENG Haoran, one of the most famous ancient Chinese poets during the Tang dynasty. The poet described a lively picture ...
  • Escape from the Evil Empire 

    Young, Kerwin (2015-07-28)
    A dirge for soprano, women’s chorus, and orchestra, ‘Escape from the Evil Empire’ was created with the idea of composing original music for an epic, major motion picture. The original text speaks of unwanted souls in a ...
  • Five Ekmousikés for Solo Piano 

    Smith, Trevor Taylor (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    “Five Ekmousikés” is a multi-movement work composed for solo piano, dedicated to and to be premiered by my grandmother, Dr. Janet Bass Smith. Each movement in this work is programmatically tied to a piece of extra-musical ...
  • For whom the bell tolls for flute (piccolo), soprano saxophone (alto saxophone), percussion, and piano 

    Yin, Hao (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    This piece is inspired by "Meditation XVII”, a poem written by John Donne in 1624. It appears in Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and Seuerall Steps in my Sicknes. The opening line is: "PERCHANCE he for whom this ...
  • forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit 

    Strawbridge, Adam J. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    This quartet features a transparent structure in which a dense, static ensemble motif gradually and smoothly transforms into a highly active and agitated counter-motif. This process repeats twice: with each iteration, ...
  • Gumiho: how I tried to give up eating human livers and love someone: an opera in two acts 

    Kim, Nahyun (2014-08-28)
    Gumiho (pronounced goo-mi-ho) is an opera based on an ancient Korean folktale about a 5,000 year old fox-monster with nine tails whose only source of nourishment is human livers. The complete opera will be in two acts ...
  • Heartbeat for Orchestra 

    Ma, Qingnan (2016)
    Heartbeat is a work for orchestra inspired by our heart, which starts from the day we are born. My work is concerned with both the abstract representation of the heartbeat in graph form, and also the emotional expressions ...
  • Lapse of time, for flute, clarine, violin, cello, percussion and piano 

    Yang, Ming (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2014)
    The inspiration for this piece came from some initial sounds in my mind. The music is combination of these sounds, which sometimes mix well and sometimes collide. In order to realize these sounds, I created three primary ...
  • Love and Reform: a chamber operetta 

    Gagnon, Ryan (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-23)
    "Love and Reform" is a chamber operetta composed from a libretto written by the composer for female narrator, soprano, tenor, bass, and string quintet. The drama is an Epicurean satire concerning the imagined afterlife ...
  • Masks 

    Zhou, Jing (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    Masks is inspired by a type of Chinese opera called Chuanju, which comes from the Sichuan region in southwest China. In Chuanju, each character has his or her own type of face makeup. For example, semi-transparent makeup ...
  • Mock Trial! 

    Liu, Elbert, 1988- (2016)
    Mock Trial is a work for wind ensemble. It is inspired by proceedings common to debates and courtroom sessions, where multiple arguments are presented, examined and cross-examined. As a parody, the work pokes fun at the ...
  • Ms. Linto 

    Kuo, Kuan Chi (2014-09-30)
    Ms. Linto is inspired by a famous Taiwan legend called Ms. Linto. This story happened in Tainan. Linto who is a widow and raises three kinds alone, was tricked out of her life saving by a smooth talking handsome man, ACSi ...
  • Music From the Mountain For Di and Orchestra 

    Yun, Lu (2014)
    After studying abroad, I have started my research on the comparison between the western and the traditional Chinese orchestras. The idea of forming the traditional Chinese orchestra came from the influence of the "Total ...