elizabeth vercoe composer

"A Dangerous Man and Herstory [III] impress me with their dramatic power."     Vivian Fine                  

    

Commission &                                                                                             Collaborations

Irreveries from Sappho- arranged for clarinet quartet (Chester Brezniak, Karen Luttik, Stephen Bates & Julie Meneghini), 2016

Butterfly Effects - arranged for oboist Cynthia Green Libby, 2010

Butterfly Effects - written for flutist Peter H. Bloom and harpist Mary Jane Rupert, 2008-9

Corollaries - commissioned by hornist Francis Massinon for premiere at Austin Peay State University, 2007

Five Inventions - commissioned by hornist Francis Massinon for premiere at Austin Peay State University, 2005

To Music - commissioned by flutist Lisa Vanarsdel and written for her and for the Laurels Flute Project, 2003

Kleemation for flute & piano - commissioned by Austin Peay State University for flutist Lisa Vanarsdel and pianist Patricia Halbeck for premiere on the Dimensions New Music series, March 31, 2003 mp3

This is my letter to the World for soprano, flute & piano - commissioned by flutist Patricia Harper for premiere on the Fifth Annual Women in Music concert series at Connecticut College, 2001

American Fancy for two pianos - written for premiere by the composer Elizabeth Vercoe and pianist Wanda Paik at the Sixth Festival of Women Composers at Indiana University of Pennsylvania & on a faculty concert at Regis College, 2001

Four Humors for clarinet & piano - commissioned by the Music Teachers Nat'l Assoc. with the Massachusetts Chapter for premiere at their annual convention, 1992 mp3

Changes for orchestra - commissioned by the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra in 1991 for the debut concert of artistic director Gisele Ben-Dor mp3 

A Dangerous Man:  A Monodrama on John Brown - commissioned by Austin Peay State University, 1990

In the Storm - commissioned by Chamber Music in Watertown for the 10th anniversary of the founding of the concert series, 1989

Despite our differences #2 - written for premiere by the Pro Arte Orchestra in 1988 with Randall Hodgkinson, piano, and David Hoose, conducting

Echo Jive - commissioned by Hampshire College in 1987 for the Hampshire College Chorus, Ann Kearns, conductor

Herstory III  - commissioned by Austin Peay State University in  1986 and by the Center for the Creative Arts for Sharon Mabry, mezzo soprano mp3

Nine Epigrams from Poor Richard - written for premiere by Joan La Barbara in 1986 at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA

A la fin-tout seul  - written for mandolinist Neil Gladd for premiere on the Women's Music Festival/85 at Boston University

Parodia sopra "Lasciate mi morire" - written for harpist Susan Allen for premiere on the Opus 2 Conference on Women in Music at the University of Michigan, 1983

Persona for Piano  - commissioned for the First National Congress on Women in Music & supported in part by grants by Meet the Composer and Smith College in 1981. Choreographed by Beth Soll for the Beth Soll Dance Company, 1986

Fanfare for Three Trumpets and Timpani - commissioned by Wellesley College in 1981 for the inauguration of Nannerl Overholser Keohane, 11th president of Wellesley College