Catalogue | Chamber/Solo :: Paula’s Piece

Paula’s Piece (2015)
This work was affectionately written for Paula Peace, as a gift for her many years as founder and Artistic Director of the Atlanta Chamber Players, with the generous support of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Chamber Players.
Duration: 7′
Instrumentation: solo piano

Catalogue | Chamber/Solo :: Two Pieces for Piccolo and Harp

Two Pieces for Piccolo and Harp (2014)
Commissioned by the National Flute Association for the 2014 NFA Piccolo Artist Competition.
This commission was made possible in part through the royalties from the NFA’s publication of John Krell’s Kincaidiana.
The NFA gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Mary Krell
Duration: 8′
Instrumentation: piccolo, harp
I. Meditation
II. Euphoria

Catalogue | Drama/Theater :: The Piper’s Tale

The Piper's Tale
The Piper’s Tale (2005) | libretto by Dana Bonstrom
Commissioned by the Boston Musica Viva.
Duration: 28′
Instrumentation: flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello, percussion(1), youth percussion ensemble, piano, narrator
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The Piper's Tale

Catalogue | Drama/Theater :: Pinocchio’s Adventures in Funland

Pinocchio
Pinocchio’s Adventures in Funland (1999) | libretto by Dana Bonstrom
Commissioned by the Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center (NYC).
Duration: 30′
Instrumentation: 2.2.2.2/2.1.1.0 piano, percussion, strings, narrator
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Pinocchio

Catalogue | Orchestral :: Imaginary Numbers

Imaginary Numbers (2015) | for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, and orchestra
Commissioned by Paul and Linnea Bert in honor of their longtime friendship with Dede and Tony Spano and Robert Spano,
Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Duration: 25′
Instrumentation: 2.1.1.1/2.1.1.0/timpani/2 percussion/harp/oboe solo, clarinet solo, horn solo, bassoon solo/strings
I. Sky and Water
II. Duetti Misteriosi
III. Hymn of the Five Suns
IV. Mandelbrot’s Rondo
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Catalogue | Drama/Theater :: Budget Cuts

Budget Cuts (1995) | a septet for three players and conductor
Commissioned (without funds) by the Boston Musica Viva.
Duration: 16′
Instrumentation: violin (doubling viola*) piano (doubling clarinet or some other treble wind instrument*)
percussion (doubling horn or some other tenor wind instrument*) conductor (doubling alto melodica or cornet, violin, piano*)
*The instruments that are doubled are not intended to be well-played.

Catalogue | Orchestral :: Ascending Light

Ascending Light (2015) | for organ and orchestra
Commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, Music Director, with generous support provided by the
Gomidas Organ Fund, in memory of Berj Zamkochian and commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Duration: 28′
Instrumentation: 3 (3rd dbl. Picc.).3 (3rd dbl. E.H.).3 (3rd dbl. B. Cl.).3 (3rd dbl. Cbsn.)/4.3.3.1/Timp./3 Perc./Hp./ Organ solo/Strings
I. Vis Vitalis (Grand, Majestic) ~ II. Lullaby of Tigranakert /Variations, Scherzo, Reverie ~ Coda: Aravot lousaber (Ascending light)
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»  Watch excerpts from world premiere at Boston’s Symphony Hall on 26 March, 2015.

Catalogue | Orchestral :: The Queen and the Conjurer

The Queen and the Conjurer (2013) | Tarot-derived score titles and program by Dana Bonstrom
Commissioned by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra and the Conservatory Lab Charter School.
Duration: 9′ 30″
Instrumentation: 2 (2nd dbl. Picc.).2.2.2/4.2.3.1/Timp./3 Perc./Hp./ Strings
(also includes an optional/companion scoring for youth orchestra: 5.0.4.0/0.5.2.0/4 Perc./Strings)
The Queen and the Conjurer

Catalogue | Chamber/Solo :: Resin in Resonance

Resin in Resonance (2008)
Commissioned by the New Gallery Series
Inspired by the collage art of April Clay.
Duration: 13′
Instrumentation: oboe, violin, piano (four-hands), percussion

Catalogue | Orchestral . Choral :: Chesapeake: Summer of 1814

Chesapeake: Summer of 1814 (2013) | for SATB chorus and orchestra; Historical Narrative by Dana Bonstrom
Commissioned by the the Reno Philharmonic Association in commemoration of the writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” by Frances Scott Key in 1814.
Duration: ~28′
Instrumentation: 2(2nd dbl. Picc.).2(2nd dbl. E.H.).2.2(2nd dbl. Cbsn.)/4.2.3.1/Timp./3 Perc./Hp./SATB Chorus/Strings

Catalogue | Chamber/Solo :: Trivia

Catalogue | Orchestral . Choral :: Only Converge: An Exaltation of Place

Only Converge: An Exaltation of Place (2012) | for SATB chorus and orchestra; Lyrics by Dana Bonstrom
Commissioned by the Grant Park Orchestral Association for the Grant Park Orchestra & Chorus; Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor; Christopher Bell, Chorus Director.
Duration: ~27′
Instrumentation: 3(3rd dbl. Picc).3(3rd dbl. E.H.).3(3rd dbl. B.Cl.).3 (3rd dbl. Cbsn)/4.3.2.1/Tuba/Timp./3 Perc./Hp./Pno./SATB Chorus/Strings
I. Chicago, Summer of ’62
II. Millennium Rising

Catalogue | Orchestral :: Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon (From Eve’s of Reeds)

Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon (From Eve’s of Reeds) (2011)
Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University for Erin Svoboda (clarinet), Richard Svoboda (bassoon) and the Melrose Symphony Orchestra, Yoichi Udagawa, conductor.
Duration: 23′
Instrumentation: 2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/Timp./2 Perc./Strings/ Bb Clarinet Solo, Bassoon Solo
I. Contour and Shadow
II. Words Unspoken
III. Flow
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Catalogue | Chamber/Solo :: Resonance Frames

Resonance Frames (2003)
Music to join with join with six films by Pamela Larson.
Funded by Harvard University ‘First Nights.’
Duration: 8′
Instrumentation: clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, violoncello
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Catalogue | Chamber/Solo :: Themes from a Midsummer Night

Catalogue | Choral :: Q.E.D.: Engaging Richard Feynman

Q.E.D.: Engaging Richard Feynman (2010) | for SATB chorus and orchestra
Commissioned by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
Premiere performance dates: June 3, 5, 6, 2010, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia, Robert Spano, conductor; Norman Mackenzie, Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
Duration: 25′
Instrumentation: 3(3rd dbl. Picc).3(3rd dbl. E.H.).3(3rd dbl. B.Cl.).3 (3rd dbl. Cbsn)/4.3.3.1/Timp./3 Perc./Hp./Pno./SATB Chorus/Strings
I. On Waking
II. Song of the Universal

Physicist Richard Feynman

Catalogue | Orchestral :: Q.E.D.: Engaging Richard Feynman

Q.E.D.: Engaging Richard Feynman (2010) | for SATB chorus and orchestra
Commissioned by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
Premiere performance dates: June 3, 5, 6, 2010, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia, Robert Spano, conductor; Norman Mackenzie, Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
Duration: 25′
Instrumentation: 3(3rd dbl. Picc).3(3rd dbl. E.H.).3(3rd dbl. B.Cl.).3 (3rd dbl. Cbsn)/4.3.3.1/Timp./3 Perc./Hp./Pno./SATB Chorus/Strings
I. On Waking
II. Song of the Universal

Physicist Richard Feynman

Catalogue | Chamber/Solo :: Pinocchio’s Adventures in Funland

Pinocchio’s Adventures in Funland (1999) | libretto by Dana Bonstrom
Commissioned by the Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center (NYC).
Duration: 30′
Instrumentation: 2.2.2.2/2.1.1.0 piano, percussion, strings, narrator
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Jiminy Cricket

Catalogue | Chamber/Solo :: Geppetto’s Workshop

Geppetto’s Workshop (1997)
Commissioned by Elizabeth Ostling through a grant from the Fromm Foundation.
Duration: 17′
Instrumentation: flute, piano
I. A Piece of Magic Wood that Laughs and Cries Like a Child

II. Pinocchio Frolics with Punch and Judy, Which Incites the Menacing Fire-Eater

III. The Talking Cricket Warns Pinocchio of the Dangers Ahead

IV. Pinocchio Ignores the Talking Cricket’s Warning and is Chased by the Fox and the Cat

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