• 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • NAYA JEEVAN, CONCERTO FOR DOUBLE BASS AND WIND ENSEMBLE 

    Cole, Andrew Seager (2014-07-17)
    Naya Jeevan, meaning new life in Hindi, is a twenty-four minute, two-movement concerto for double bass and wind ensemble. While the two movements vary drastically in mood, texture, and tone, they both explore intensity ...
  • Plantains in the rain 

    Wang, A Mao (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012-06-12)
    "Plantains in the Rain" is an early masterpiece of Cantonese music (a type of Chinese traditional instrumental ensemble music). The piece depicts the pattering of rain drops on plantains in early summer. My composition ...
  • Qiuci fantasy for full orchestra 

    Li, Xinyan (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012)
    Qiuci Fantasy is a two-movement work for full orchestra. Its inspiration comes from the Quici people, who lived about 1,400 years ago in the Kuche region of northwest China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region. The Quici people ...
  • Shadow of dew drops for piano trio 

    He, Yuanyuan, 1985- (2013)
    Shadow of Dew Drops for violin, violoncello and piano was inspired by a poetry of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) "Xiao Chi - A little Pond" written by the famous poet Yang Wanli (1127-1206). This poetry depicts: the silent ...
  • Songs from behind the curtain, an opera in three acts 

    Jesperson, Ryan (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012-01-25)
    Songs from Behind the Curtain is the story of Pascal Baur, a damaged composer in 1980's Hartford, who, as the musical director of the Hartford Opera Company, is encoding Soviet messages into his operas. Within the operas ...
  • To the Forgotten : for orchestra 

    Yang, Hui-Ting (2013)
    To the forgotten is inspired by the process of observing nature and realizing the interrelationship between humanity and nature by the method of self-preservation. I discovered a similar approach toward nature in three ...
  • The waters 

    Hummer, Beth (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012-06-12)
    'The Waters' is a piece inspired by nature and the ways water manifests itself in nature. Water can exist in such varied ways, from a flowing river to destructive hail to delicate morning dew. These multiple existences ...