Liza Sobel

Composer and Soprano

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Vocal:

• Buzzing & Barely Contained

For flute, E-flat/Bass clarinet, percussion, piano, soprano, violin, viola, and cello

Premiered February 2012 at Cornell University, Barnes Hall

Duration: 6 minutes

 

Liza Sobel (soprano); Andrew Sak (flute); Terrance Griswold (bass clarinet/E-flat clarinet); Jesse Jones (piano); Chris Demetriou (percussion); Sarah Hoag (violin); Stephen Gorgone (viola); Katharine McShane (cello); Patrick Valentino (conductor)

 

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• Requiem for Female Choir, Chamber Orchestra, and Soprano Soloist (senior honors thesis)

Premiered April 2012 at Cornell University, Barnes Hall

Duration: 19 minutes

 

I. Introitus                            V. Lacrimosa                      

II. Kyrie                               VI. Sanctus

III. Dies Irae                         VII. Benedictus

IV. Instrumental Interlude       VIII. Agnus Dei

 

Liza Sobel (soprano); Lorraine Fitzmaurice (conductor)

 

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• Impressions

Baritone and Piano (text by E.E. Cummings)

Premiered April 2011 at Manhattan School of Music, Miller Recital Hall

Duration: 6 minutes

 

I. the sky a silver

II. writhe and

III. the

            sky

                    was

 

Jason Cox (baritone); Ke Coco Chen (piano)

 

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• Song Cycle for Soprano, String Sextet, and Flute

Original version premiered May 2010 at Cornell University, Barnes Hall

Revised version performed October 2011 at Cornell University, Lincoln Hall

Duration: 11.5 minutes

 

I. Fleeting Fascination

II. Lover’s Walk

III. Ominous Lullaby

IV. Sleepless in the Night

 

Liza Sobel (soprano); Andrew Sak (flute); Amy Griswold, Sarah Hoag (violin); Michael Capone,

Hannah De Jong (viola); Thillman Benham, Sophie Chang (cello); Kevin Peters (conductor)

 

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Instrumental:

 

Solo and Duets:

• Five Vignettes for Cello and Piano

First three movements premiered December 2012 at Rutgers University, Schare Recital Hall

Complete premiere in April 2013 at Rutgers University, Nicholas Music Center by Helix! Contemporary Music Ensemble

Duration: 9 minutes

 

Recording from Bowdoin International Music Festival: Korryne Bolt (cello); Matthew Siegel (piano)

 

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• Pangaea

Bass clarinet and Vibraphone

Premiered October 2010 at Cornell University, Willard Straight Hall

Duration: 6.5 minutes

 

Terrance Griswold (bass clarinet); Jon Keefner (vibraphone)

 

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• A Fury of Notes for Clarinet and Piano

Premiered November 2009 at Cornell University, Barnes Hall

Duration: 4 minutes

 

Leonara Schneller (clarinet); Bill Cowdery (piano)

 

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• A Fury of Notes for Piano

Premiered November 2009 at Cornell University, Barnes Hall

Duration: 2 minutes

 

Liza Sobel (piano)

 

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• Duo for Violin and Cello

Commissioned by Joseph Lin for the Transcending Boundaries series

Premiered April 2010 at Transcending Boundaries concert series at Carriage House Café in Ithaca, NY

Duration: 5.5 minutes

 

Joseph Lin (violin); John Haines-Eitzen (cello)

 

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Trios, Quartets, and Quintets:

• Mournful Passacaglia and Ethereal Whispers

Wind quintet: (flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet/bass-clarinet, horn, and bassoon)

Premiered November 2010 at Cornell University, Barnes Hall

Duration: 7.5 minutes

 

Recording: Miriam Nussbaum (flute/piccolo); Jamie Davis (oboe);

Terrance Griswold (clarinet/bass clarinet); Dana Barrett (horn); Noah Wolfinger (bassoon)

 

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• Trio for Flute, Violin, and Piano in three movements

Premiered March 2011 at Manhattan School of Music, Greenfield Hall

Duration: 10 minutes

 

Chris James (flute); Min Yang (violin); Qin Ding (piano)

 

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• Interlocking Duos

Percussion Quartet

Commissioned by nief-norf Summer Festival Composition Workshop

Premiered June 2013 at Furman Univesity, Daniel Recital Hall

Revised version recorded in October 2013 at Rutgers University, Nicholas Music Center

Duration: 6 minutes

 

Recording 1: Corey Denham; Kevin O’Connor; Logan Ball; Alexv Rolfe

Recording 2: Evan Glickman; Ari Hjaeck; Erik Marlin

 

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• Prayer

String Quartet

Commissioned by Chamber Music Institute, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

for the Skyros String Quartet

Premiered June 2011 at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Sheldon Art Gallery

Recital Hall

Duration: 5 minutes

 

 Skyros String Quartet: Sarah Pizzichemi, Marina Branković (violins);

Justin Kurys (viola); William Braun (cello)

 

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Chamber Orchestra:

• Allusions of the Piano

Premiered November 2011 at Cornell University, Barnes Hall

Duration: 6 minutes

 

Lorraine Fitzmaurice (conductor)

 

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