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Chronological List of Compositions by T.J. Anderson


Works from American Composers Edition are Available Through www.composers.com

1958-1959 1960-1969 1970-1979 1980-1989 1990-present

Pyknon Overture. Orchestra. 1958 Ph.D dissertation Univ.of Iowa, 1958

String Quartet, No. 1 String quartet. 1958. Ph.D. dissertation, Univ. of Iowa, 1958.

Introduction and Allegro Orchestra. 1959. 1st performance: Oklahoma City Symphony
Orchestra: Guy Fraser Harrison, Conductor. 1959.
Duration: 8 min.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition.

New Dances Orchestra 1960. 1st performance: Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra: Guy Fraser Harrison, Conductor. 1960.
Duration: 17 min.
Publisher: N.Y: Composers' Facsimile Edition, 1967.

Trio Concertante Clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and band. 1960. 1st performance: Langston University Band: W.E. Sims, Conductor. 1961
Published: N.Y.: American Composers' Alliance.

Classical Symphony Orchestra. 1961. Commission: Oklahoma City Junior Symphony Orchestra: 1st performance: Oklahoma City Junior Symphony Orchestra: T. Burns Westman, Conductor. 1961.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition

Six Pieces for Clarinet and chamber Orchestra Clarinet and chamber orchestra. 1962.
Dedication: Earl Thomas and the Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra. 1st performance: Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra: Guy Fraser Harrison,
Conductor; Earl Thomas, soloist. 1962.
Duration: 13 min.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1966.

Five Bagatelles for Oboe, Violin , and Harpsichord Harpsichord, oboe, and violin. 1963.
Dedication: Louise Clarkson. 1st performance: Norman, Oklahoma: Catherine Paulu, Oboe; Norman Paulu, Violin.; Leonard Klein,Harpsichord. 1963. Duration: 8 1/2 min
Publisher: N.Y. Composers' Facsimile Edition, 1963.

Five Etudes and a Fancy for Woodwind Quintet Woodwind quintet. 1964. 1st performance. Aspen School of Music, Aspen , Colorado: Student group,
Harry Schulman, Conductor. 1964.
Duration: 9 min.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition, 1967.

Symphony in Three Movements. Orchestra. 1964. 1st performance: Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra; Guy Fraser Harrison, Conductor. 1964.
Duration: 15 min.
Publisher: N.Y.; Composers' Facsimile Edition, 1966

Squares, an Essay for Orchestra. Orchestra. 1965. Commission: West Virginia State College for its 75th anniversary. 1st performance: Chickasha, OK: Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra, Guy Fraser Harrison, Conductor. 1966.
Duration: 10 min.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition, 1966.
Recording : Columbia, M33434. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Paul Freeman, Conductor. 1975.

Five Portraitures of Two People Piano music (4 hands). 1965. Dedication: Bill and Fay Bolcom. 1st performance. Nashville, TN. First Unitarian Church. Enid Katahn, Lucien Stark, piano. 1968.
Duration: 10 min.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition, 1967.

Personals Cantata for chorus and brass septet, with narrator. 1966. Text: Arna Bontemps. Commission: Fisk University for its 100th anniversary. 1st performance: Nashville, TN.: Fisk University Choir, Robert Jones, Conductor. 1966
Duration: 15 min.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition. Recording: Fisk University Choir, Robert Jones, Conductor. 1966.

Connections, a Fantasy for String Quintet. String quintet. 1966. Dedication: Darius Milhaud. 1st performance: Nashville, TN: Blair String Quartet and Ovid Collins, violist. 1968.
Duration: 12 min.
Published: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1967.

Rotations Band Music. 1967. Dedication: Tennessee State University Band.
Duration: 15 min.
Published: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1967.

In Memoriam Zach Walker Band Music. 1968. Dedication: Coatesville (PA) High School Band: Donald Suter, Conductor, 1969.
Duration: 4 min., 30 sec.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1968.

Chamber Symphony Chamber Orchestra. 1968. Commission: Thor Johnson.
1st performance: Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Thor Johnson , Conductor. 1969.
Duration: 14 min.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition. Recording: CRI. SD 258, Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra, James Dixon, Conductor.

Variations on a Theme by M.B. Tolson. . Cantata: soprano, violin, cello, alto sax
trumpet, trombone, piano. 1969. Dedication: Lois Anderson.
1st performance: Bernadine Oliphint, soprano; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players; T.J. Anderson, conductor. 1970.
Duration: 15 min.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1969. Recording: Nonesuch H 71303. The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Arthur Weisberg, Conductor.: Jan De Gaetani, mezzo soprano. 1974.

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Intervals Orchestra. 1970-71. Commission: Robert Shaw. Notes: This work contains seven sets. Set I is to be performed before intermission, Sets II-VI are to be performed during intermission and Set VII is to be performed after intermission.
This piece may be performed using sets I and VII under the title, Set VIII. Sets II through VI may also be performed separately.
Duration: 1 hr.,
Publisher: N.Y., Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1972.

Transitions Chamber ensemble: flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet trombone, violin, viola, cello, piano. 1971. Commission: Berkshire
Music Center and the Fromm Music Foundation. 1st performance:
Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, Charles Darden, Conductor. 1971.
Duration: 13 min., 30 sec.
Publisher: N.Y. Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1971.

Watermelon Piano. 1971. Dedication: Dominique-Rene de Lerma. 1st performance: Bloomington, IN., Hans Boepple, piano. 1972.
Duration: 6 min.
Publisher: Berlin, Germany, Bote & Bock. 1971.

This House. Male Glee Club, four chromatic pitch pipes. 1971. Dedication: Wendell Whalum and the Morehouse College Glee Club.
1st performance: Atlanta, GA Morehouse College Glee Club, Wendell Whalum, Conductor. 1972.
Duration: 5 min., 30 sec. Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition, 1978.

Block Songs Solo soprano, children's toys (commercial musical busy box), chromatic pitch pipe, and jack-in-the-box. 1972. Text: Pearl Lomax . Dedication: T.J., Janet, and Anita Anderson. 1st performance: Boston, MA. Boston Musica Viva, Elsa Charlston, soprano. 1976.
Duration: 12 min.
Publisher N.Y. Composers Facsimile Edition. 1972.

Swing Set Duo: Clarinet and piano. 1972. Commission: Thomas Ayres. 1st performance: Iowa City, University of Iowa: Thomas Ayres, clarinet: Carol Lesniak, piano. 1973.
Duration: 12 min.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1972.

Beyond Silence Tenor, clarinet, trombone, viola, cello, and piano. 1973 Text: Pauline Hanson. 1st performance: Cambridge, MA. Busch-Reisinger Museum; Boston Musica Viva, Richard Pittman, Conductor.; Scott MacAllister, tenor. 1973,
Duration: 15 min.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1973.

Five Easy Pieces Trio (violin, piano, Jew's harp). 1974. 1st performance: Winchester, MA, Winchester Music Club: T.J. Anderson, III, violin:, Janet Anderson, piano: Anita Anderson, African rattle. 1974.
Duration: 5 min.
Publisher: N.Y: Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1974.

In Memoriam Malcolm X Voice and orchestra. 1974. Text: Robert Hayden. Commission: The Symphony of the New World (NY) for Betty Allen. 1st perfromance:
N.Y. City, Lincoln Center; Symphony of the New World; Leon Thompson, conductor, Betty Allen, Mezzo soprano
Duration: 10 min.
Publisher: N.Y: Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1974.

Horizons' 76 Soprano and orchestra. 1975. Text: Milton Kessler. Commission: National Endowment for the Arts for the Bicentennial of the U.S.
Duration: 1 hr.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1975.

Fanfare Solo trumpet and four mini-bands. 1976.
Commission: American Wind Symphony of Western Pennsylvania. 1st performance: Norfolk, VA: American Wind Symphony, Robert Boudreau, Conductor. 1976.
Duration: 10 min.
Publisher: N.Y. C.F. Peters. 1976.

The Shell Fairy an operetta in two acts. Story by Chester M. Pierce, adaptation and lyrics by Sara S. Beattie. 4 soloists, chorus, dances and piano or chamber orchestra. 1976-1977.
Duration: 1 hr.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1977.

Minstrel Man Bass trombone & percussion (one player). 1978. Commission: Thomas Everett Dedication: Thomas Everett. 1st performance: Providence, RI, Brown University; Thomas Everett, bass trombone. 1978.
Duration: 10 min.
Publisher :Germany, Bote & Bock. 1977.

Variations on a Theme by Alban Berg Viola and piano. 1977. 1st performance: Cambridge,MA, Longy School of Music; Marcus Thompson, viola; Seth Carlin, piano. 1978.
Duration: 12 min.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1977.

Re-Creation Three readers, dancer, violin, cello, trumpet, alto saxophone, piano, and drums. Sign language, with gestures reflected in dance. 1978. Text: Leon Forrest; Commission: Richard Hunt. 1st performance: Chicago, IL, T.J. Anderson, Conductor. 1978.
Duration: 30 min.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1978.

Street Song Piano. 1977. Dedication: Vivian Taylor. 1st performance: N.Y., Alice Tully Hall: Vivian Taylor, piano. 1979.
Duration: 8 min.
Publisher: Germany, Bote & Bock. 1979.

Play Me Something Piano, small , hands. 1979. Dedication: Kathy Mortenson. 1st performance: Eric Fieleke, piano. Weston, MA, Music School at Rivers. 1979.
(Used in class piano at Chico State University)
Duration: 5 sec. to 5 min.
Publisher: N.Y.,Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1979.

Messages, A Creole Fantasy . Orchestra. 1979. Dedication: To the family of Ila Marshall and David De Witt Turpeau.
Duration: 14 min.
1st performance: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Robert Shaw, Conductor. 1980.
Published: Carl Fischer, Inc.

Spirituals Orchestra, jazz quartet, chorus, children's choir, tenor, and narrator. 1979. Commission: Union United Methodist Church, Boston, MA Text: Robert Hayden;
Visuals: Stanley Madeja. 1st performance: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Shaw,
Conductor; William Brown, Soloist. 1982. For dedication of the Martin Luther King , Jr.
Center for Social Change.
Duration: 35 min.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1979.

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Vocalise Violin and harp. 1980. Commission: Richard Hunt for Jacques &
Gail Israelivitch. 1st performance: Webster College, St. Louis, MO, Nov. 23, 1980.
Jacques Israelivitch, violin; Gail Israelivitch, harp.
Duration: 8 min.
Publisher: N.Y. Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1980.

Soldier Boy, Soldier , Opera in Two Acts.
Orchestra, chorus, jazz combo, 5 soloists. 1982. Commission: Indiana University and
the National Endowment for the Arts. Libretto: Leon Forrest.
Duration: An evening's entertainment
1st performance: Bloomington, IN: University of Indiana. Oct.23,30, Nov.6, 1982.
Robert Porco, Conductor; Alan Brody, Director; Max Rothlisberger, Stage Design.
Lead voices: William Brown, tenor; Alteouise DeVaugn, mezzo soprano; Kevin Maynor,
bass; Roberta Gumbel, soprano; and William Johnson, spoken part.
Publisher: N.Y. Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1982.

Inaugural Piece Three trumpets and three trombones. 1982. Dedication: Bernard
and Marie Harleston. 1st performance: N.Y., NY. City College: The City College Brass Ensemble for the Inauguration of Bernard Harleston as President, City College,
Feb. 18, 1982.
Published: N.Y. Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1982.

Jonestown Children's choir and piano. 1982. Text: T.J. Anderson III
Commission: Chicago Children's Choir for Christopher Moore.
Duration: 3.5 min.
1st perfomance: Boston, MA, Boston University: Children of Black Persuasion: John Ross, Conductor. May 6, 1984.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition, 1982.

Call and Response Solo piano. 1982. Dedication: Ila Turpeau, on her 100th Birthday.
Duration: 3 min.
1st performance: Medford, MA, Tufts University: Mildred Freiberg, piano. 1982.
Publisher: Germany, Bote & Bock. 1983.

Urban Recollections Solo piano. 1971, l977, 1982. NOTE: Watermelon, Street Song, and Call and Response can be performed collectively under the title, Urban Recollections. Duration: 17 min. Publisher: Bote & Bock. 1983.

Thomas Jefferson's Minstrels Solo baritone, male glee club and jazz band. 1982.
Text: T.J. Anderson . 1st performance: Medford, MA. Tufts University, April 15-16, 1983.
Sherwood Collins, Director: Robert Honeysucker, baritone: members of the Tufts Chorale,
Tufts Jazz Band; T.J. Anderson, Conductor.
Duration: An evening's entertainment.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1982.

Intermezzi B flat soprano clarinet, E flat alto saxophone, and piano. 1983.
NOTE: May also be performed as solo compositions using the titles, Intermezzo for Solo
Clarinet Intermezzo for Solo Saxophone,
and Intermezzo for Solo Piano . As three solo pieces, use the title, Intermezzi .
Dedication: Laurie, Karen & Timmy Rahmeier. 1st performance: Intermezzo for Solo Saxophone, Intermezzo for Solo Piano, and
Intermezzi
at Quartz Mt., Oklahoma; Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute; Eric Ginsberg,
clarinet; Jerry Neil Smith, alto saxophone; Peggy Payne, piano. June 6, 1984. 1st
performance: Intermezzo for Solo Clarinet Laurie Rahmeier, Medford, MA., Tufts
University. Sept. 2, 1983.
Recording: Intermezzi. Videmus Plays Music of African-American Composers. (T.J.
Anderson, David Baker, Olly Wilson, Donal Fox). New World Records. June, 1992.
Duration: 6 min.
Publisher: Germany: Bote & Bock. 1983.

Thomas Jefferson's Orbiting Minstrels and Contraband. A 21st Century celebration of
19th Century form. String quartet, woodwind quintet, jazz sextet, dancer, soprano,
computer, visuals, and keyboard synthesizer.
Text: Stephen Soreff; Poem: T.J. Anderson III.; Spoken Text and Scientific Adviser:
Herbert Friedman; Visuals: Stanley Madeja; Sculptures: Richard Hunt; Electronic tape:
Erik Lindgren. 1st performance: Feb. 12, 1986. DeKalb, IL, Northern Illinois University.
Steven Squires, Conductor; Lee Cloud, Musical Coordinator; Diane Ragains, soprano;
Danielle Jay, dancer; Geoffrey Madeja, technical director; Herbert Nelson, media consultant;
Dennis De Lap, graphic desighn; Donna Flanagan, production assistant; the Shanghai
String Quartet; 12 musicians, 3 technicians.
Duration: 1 hr., 35 min.
Publisher: N.Y : Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1984.

Sunstar for solo trumpet and cassette recorder.
Dedication: Dizzy Gillespie.
Duration: 10 min., 15 sec.
1st performance: May, 1994. Columbus, Ohio State
University; Richard Burkart, tpt; Peter Tender, electronics
Publisher: N.Y. Composers’ Facsimile Edition, 1984

In Memoriam: Graham Wootton for organ
1st performance: Joyce Galantic, Medford, MA. Tufts University, Goddard Chapel.
Nov. 25, 1985. (Memorial Services for Graham Wootton)
Duration: 1 min., 10 sec.
Publisher: unpublished manuscript.

Fanfare for School Volunteers for Boston. 3 - B flat trumpets, 4 - F horns,
3 - trombones, tuba, tenor drum. 1st performance: Boston, MA. City Hall Plaza,
with the composer conducting students from the New England Conservatory.
May, 1986.
Duration: 4.5 min.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1986.

Bridging and Branching . Flute and double bass
Commission: Richard Hunt in celebration of his 50th birthday, for Joseph Guastafeste.
1st performance: Chicago, IL. Studio of Richard Hunt. May, 1986. Lynn Leifer, flute;
Joseph Guastafeste, double bass.
Duration: 8 1/2 min.
Publisher: Germany, Bote and Bock. 1987.

What Time Is It? Boys' choir and jazz orchestra. Commission: ASCAP Foundation
and Meet the Composer, Inc. to honor a great American, Harold Arlen.
Text: T.J. Anderson. 1st performance: New York, NY, Cooper Union; Harlem Boys'
Choir and the American Jazz Orchestra; T.J. Anderson, conductor. Dec. 1, 1986.
Duration: 15 1/2 min.
Publisher: N.Y.: American Composers' Edition.

Concerto For Two Violins and Chamber Orchestra
Commission: Richard Hunt for Elliott Golub, Nisanne Graff, and Music of the Baroque;
Thomas Wikman, conductor. 1st performance: Chicago, Studio of Richard Hunt.
May 29, 1988. Elliott Golub, Nisanne Graff, violins: Music of the Baroque, Thomas
Wikman , conductor.
Duration: 13 1/2 min.
Publisher: N.Y. : American Composers' Edition, Inc.

Echoes For oboe and bassoon. Commission: Pennsylvania State New Music
Performance Project, for Barry Kroeker and Daryl Durran. 1st performance: University Park, PA. Pennsylvania State University. April 6, 1988.
Duration: 10 min.
Publisher: Germany, Bote and Bock. 1991.

Ivesiana For Violin, Cello, and Piano. Commission: The Music School at Rivers. 1988
1st performance: Weston, MA. The Music School a Rivers; Jeana Lee, violin, Dana Feder,
cello, Jonathan Jao, piano. April 10, 1988.
Duration: 13 min.
Publisher: N.Y.: American Composers' Edition, Inc.

Chamber Concerto (Remembrances) Commission: Cleveland State University for the Cleveland Chamber Symphony; Edwin London, Music Director. 1st performance:
Cleveland, OH. Oct. 30, 1988.
Duration: 14 min.
Recording Albany (Troy 303). 1998
Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Edwin London, Music Director and Conductor
Publisher: N.Y.: American Composers' Edition, Inc.

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Passacaglia and Blues for piano Dedication: Robert and Joyce Corrigan. 1st performance: Winchester, MA, Aki Shimazu Gifford, piano. June 10, 1990.
Duration: 10 min.
Publisher: N.Y.: American Composers' Edition, Inc.

Songs of Illumination (Song Cycle) for Soprano, Tenor, and Piano
Text: T.J. Anderson III Dedication: Richard Hunt, and made possible by a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation. 1st performances: Medford, MA. Tufts University.
April 27, 1990.; Chicago, IL, Studio of Richard Hunt, April 29, 1990. Performers: Pamela Dillard, mezzo-soprano; William Brown, tenor: Vivian Taylor, piano.
Recording: Centaur (CRC2357) : Louise Toppin, Soprano: Bill Brown, Tenor; Vivian Taylor, piano.
Duration: 40 min.
Publisher: N.Y. American Composers' Edition, Inc.

Ancestral Voices for Bass Voice and Piano. Dedication: Nicholas Isherwood.
Text: Leon Forrest. 1st performance: Festival "Musica", Strasbourg, France; Nicholas
Isherwood, bass; Eric Watson, piano. September 21, 1990.
Duration: 8 min.
Publisher: N.Y.: American Composers' Edition, Inc.

Dear John, Dear Coltrane for Choir and Piano. Commission: University of Massachusetts
Amherst. 1989 Text: Michael Harper. 1st performance: Minneapolis, School of Music,
University of Minnesota; Student chorus with T.J. Anderson conducting. December 4, 1990.
Duration: 6 min.
Publisher: N.Y. : American Composers' Edition, Inc.

Bahia, Bahia for Chamber Orchestra. Dedication: Alda and Jamary Oliveira, made possible by a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation. 1990
1st performance: North Carolina Symphony, Gerhardt Zimmerman, Conductor. Mar.20 & 21, 1998.
Duration: 13 min.
Publisher: N.Y., American Composers' Edition, Inc.

What Ever Happened to the Big Bands?
Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, and Trombone.
1991. Dedication: Fletcher Henderson 1st performance: Chapel Hill, NC University of North Carolina. William Bish, alto saxophone; James E. Ketch, trumpet; Keith Jackson,
trombone. March 15, 1992.
Duration: 12 1/2 min.
Publisher: Germany, Bote and Bock.

Egyptian Diary Soprano and two percussionists. 1991. Text: Pauline Kaldas
1st performance: Retrospective concert, Northwestern University; Evanston, IL
Karen Pittman, soprano, Matt Gold and John Sherborne, percussion. Chicago, IL,
The Green Mill. April 26, 1992.
Duration: 16 min.
Publisher: N.Y.: Composers' Facsimile Edition. 1991.

Walker , a chamber opera ; commissioned by the Boston Athenaeum with a
libretto by Derek Walcott. For soprano, contralto, tenor, 2 baritone voices and
bass; Violin, viola, flute+ piccolo, clarinet + bass clarinet, alto saxophone,
trumpet, trombone, piano, and percussion station. 1992.
1st performance: Concert version with 2 pianos: Boston, MA., Boston Athenaeum
December, 9, 1993. Directed by Donna Roll. Featuring Robert Honeysucker, Andrea Bradford, Frank W. Ragsdale, Elisabeth F. Borg, Matthew Malloy, & Vincent
Stringer. Pianists: Thomas Enman, Lisa Harer de Calvo.
Duration: 1 hr., 15 min.
Publisher: Boston Athenaeum

Spirit songs for cello and piano. 1993.
Commission: Yo Yo Ma
Duration: 19 min., 30 sec.
Publisher: N.Y.: American Composers' Edition, Inc.
1st performance: Durham, NC. Mallarme Chamber Players, January 18, 2004 Timothy Holley, cello; Thomas Warburton, piano.

Here in the Flesh Hymn for congregation and piano. 1993
Text: John Masefield
In: Singing the Living Tradition. (p.321) Boston, Beacon Press,
Unitarian Universalist Association, 1993
Duration: 2 min.
1st Performance: U.U.A. General Assembly, Charlotte, NC.
General Assembly Choir, Composer conducting. June 28, 1993

7 Cabaret Songs for jazz singer, flute, viola, cello and piano. 1994
Text: Harryette Mullen
Dedication: To William Grant Still on his centennial year
Commission: Mallarme Chamber Players for Nnenna Freelon
with assistance by the North Carolina Arts Council. 1st performance:
Dayton, Ohio, Wright State University, September 16, 1995, Nnenna
Freelon and the Mallarme Chamber Players.
Duration: 20 min.
Publisher: N.Y. American Composers' Edition, Inc.

Grace for string quartet. 1994
Commission: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Duration: 20 min.
Publisher: N.Y. American Composers' Edition, Inc.

A Musical Kaddish "In Sea" for John Zimarowski for soprano and piano.
1995. Text: Mark L. Belletini.
Dedication: Louise Toppin
Written for The Aids Quilt Songbook
1st performance: Durham, N.C., Duke University, November 12, 1995.
Louise Toppin, soprano; John O'Brien, pianist.
Duration: 8 min., 15 sec.
Publisher: N.Y. American Composers' Alliance.

Spring Song for solo harp. 1996
Dedication: Anita and Kevin Downing
1st performance: Chapel Hill, NC Windy Hill Inn. April 20, 1996
Anita Burroughs-Price, harp
Duration: 3 min.
Manuscript

Broke Baroque for violin and piano. 1996
Commission: James Dargan
1st performance: Atlanta, GA, National Black Music Caucus. 25th Anniversary
Celebration. A Musical Tribute to T.J. Anderson, March 7, 1997
James Dargan, violin; Terrance McKnight, piano.
Duration: 10 min.
Publisher: N.Y. American Composers' Alliance

First Love : a song for Nadia for voice and combo. 1997
Dedication: Nadia Gifford
Words: Lois Anderson
Duration: 3 min.
Publisher: N.Y.American Composers' Alliance

Huh! (What did you say?) . for three performing stations; solo violin, [ violin, viola, and cello],solo clarinet.
1997
Dedication: National Humanities Center
1st performance, April 9, 1999. Ciompi String Quartet & Donald Oehler, clarinetist.
Duration: 15 min.
Publisher: T.J. Anderson Music Publishing (Subito Music Corp, Distributor)

Shouts (forty improvisations for Eva-Maria) for oboe, violin, cello, and piano. 1997.
Commission: Eva-Maria Worthington
1st performance: Arts Club, Chicago, Nov.1, 1997. Robert Morgan, oboe; Elliott Golub, violin; Barbara Haffner, cello; Andrea Swan, piano
Duration: 14 min.
Publisher: T.J. Anderson Music Publishing (Subito Music Corp, Distributor)

Boogie Woogie Fantasy (for solo piano). 1997
Dedication: Leon Forrest
1st performance: 70th Birthday concert, Duke University. Sept.11, 1998. Thomas Warburton, piano.
Duration: 14:00 min.
Publisher: N.Y., American Composers Edition.

b Bop in 2 (for alto saxophone and 2 recorders). 1998
Commission: David Pituch
1st performance: Krakow, Poland. March 2, 1998. David Pituch, alto saxophone
Duration: 10 min.
Publisher: N.Y., American Composers Edition

The Suit (for a cappella male choir). 1998
Words: Philip Levine
Commission: Chanticleer
1st performance: San Francisco, Calif. March 4 & 7, 1999. Craig Johnson, Artistic Director
Duration: 8:00 min.
Publisher: N.Y. American Composers Edition

Aurelia, In Memoriam for solo violin. 1999
Dedication: To the memory of Aurelia Whittington Franklin
1st performance: National Humanities Center. April 9, 1999.
Eric Pritchard, violin
Duration: 1:35 min.
Publisher: Mss

Words My Mother Taught Me, A Song Cycle for Soprano and Piano. 2000
Poems: Anita Turpeau Anderson
Dedication: Pamela L. Kelly
1st performance: San Diego. July 2, 2000
Pamela L. Kelly, soprano
Duration: 12:00 min.
Publisher: N.Y. , American Composers Edition

Notes From a Friend for flute, B flat clarinet, viola, andcello. 2000
Commission: Harvard Musical Association
Julia Scolnik, flute; Jonathan Cohler, clarinet; Laura Bossert, viola; Terry King, cello.
Dedication, Sherwood Bain, Malcolm Freiberg, and Chester M.Pierce
Duration: 15:00 min.
1st performance: Boston, Harvard Musical Association. Fall,2000
Publisher: N.Y. American Composers Edition.

Slip Knot: an opera in two acts. 2000.
Based on a historical paper by T.H. Breen.
Commission: Northwestern University School of Music
Music by T.J. Anderson; Libretto by Yusef Komunyakaa.
Staged workshop, Rhoda Levine, director.
Evanston, IL. Northwestern University, April 26, 2003.
Duration: An evening’s entertainment.
Publisher: T.J. Anderson Music Publishing (Subito Music Corp, Distributor)

Game Play: for flute, viola, cello, and harp. 2001.
Commission: Eleanor C. Eisenmenger for 20th Century Unlimited,
Santa Fe, New Mexico.
1st performance: Santa Fe, St. Francis Auditorium, September 14, 2002.
Marianne Gedigian, flute; Christof Huebner, viola; Mihail Jojatu, cello;
Ann Hobson Pilot, harp.
Duration: 16:00 minutes
Publisher: N.Y. American Composers Edition, Inc.

Watermelon Revisited for piano. 2001.
Commission: Guy Livingston
Performed by Guy Livingston, piano, and recorded Don’t Panic! 60 seconds for piano.
(Wergo-6649-2) 2001
Duration: 60 sec.
Rights with Guy Livingston.

Slavery Documents 2 (cantata) 2002.
Commission: Cantata Singers & Ensemble
In Memory of Donald Sur.
Loren Schweninger; Consultant
1st performance: Boston, Symphony Hall, March 17, 2002.
Cantata Singers and Ensemble; David Hoose, Music Director.
Karyl Ryczek, soprano; Cynthia Clarey, mezzo-soprano; Rockland Osgood, tenor;
David Arnold, baritone.
Duration: 35 min.
Publisher: N.Y. American Composers Edition, Inc.

Boogie Woogie Concertante for improvised solo piano, wind instruments and percussion.
2003.
Commission: Harvard University Wind Ensemble, Thomas Everett, Director.
Dedicated to Dean Archie C. Epps, III (1937-2003).
1st performance: Cambridge, Harvard University, December 6, 2003.
Harvard University Wind Ensemble, Thomas Everett, Director; Donal Fox, piano.
Duration: 25 min.
Publisher: N.Y. American Composers Edition, 2003.

Gospel Ghost for flute and piano. 2003.
Commission: Brooks de Wetter-Smith, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Duration: 12:30 min.
Publisher: T.J. Anderson Music Publishing (Subito Music Corp, Distributor)

A Song for Elma Lewis for soprano and piano. 2004.
Dedication: To Elma Lewis and Duke Ellington.
Words by T.J. Anderson III; Music by T.J. Anderson, Jr.
Duration: 5 min.
Publisher: N.Y. American Composers Edition, 2004.

A Sonic Language for soprano and piano. 2005
Dedication: William Brown
Words: T.J. Anderson III
1st performance: Greenville, NC, East Carolina University, March 2006; Louise Toppin, soprano; John O'Brien, piano
Duration: 8:00
Publisher: T.J. Anderson Music Publishing (Subito Music Corp, distributor)

Ragged Edge for Chamber Orchestra (A Ragtime Reflection) 2005
Dedication: Samuel A. Floyd, Jr.
1st performance: Chicago, Harris Theater for Music and Dance March 15, 2006;
Kirk Edward Smith, Conductor, New Black Music Repertory Ensemble.
Duration: 12:00
Publisher: T.J. Anderson Music Publishing (Subito Music Corp., distributor)

Pavane for the Wind for soprano and piano. 2006
Dedication: For the memory of Paul Grayson
Words: Yasmine Aida Kaldas Anderson
1st performance: Winchester, MA May, 2006; Nancy Kurtz, soprano: Dan Loscher, piano.
Duration: 4:20
Publisher: T.J. Anderson Music Publishing (Subito Music Corp., distributor)

Fragments for improvised piano and large orchestra (A J.S. Bach/T.S. Monk Fantasy. 2006
Commission: University of Iowa School of Music on its 100th Anniversary
1st performance: Iowa City, University of Iowa, October, 2006: William L. Jones, conductor; Donal Fox, piano
Duration: 20:00
Publisher: T.J. Anderson Music Publishing (Subito Music Corp., distributor)

Tuftonia's Call and Response for Bass Quintet and percussion. 2007
Commission: Tufts University Music Dept. for the opening of the Perry & Marty Granoff Music Center.
1st performance: Medford, MA, Tufts University. Feb. 2007: Innovata Brass and Robert Schulz, percussion
Duration; 2:30
Publisher: T.J. Anderson Music Publishing (Subito Music Corp., distributor)

In Memoriam, Gerald Gill for piano. 2007
1st performance: Medford, MA, Tufts University. Nov. 2007 John McDonald, piano
Duration: 2:30
Mss., not published

In Memoriam, Jennifer Anne Fitzgerald for solo trumpet 2007
Duration: 1:30
Mss., not published

Bird Songs for Soprano and Rock Band. Words: T.J.. Anderson III. 2008
Commission: Erik Lindgren for Bird Songs of the Mesozoic
First performance: Tufts University, Medford, MA October 5, 2008.
D’Anna Fortunato, mezzo soprano: Michael Bierylo, guitar:
Ken Field, Alto sax; Carol Namkoong, synthesizer: Erik Lindgren, piano
Program: In Honor of the Composer’s 80th birthday.
Funded in part by the Composers’ Assistance Program of the American
Music Center.
Duration: 16:30 minutes
Publisher: T.J.. Anderson Music Publishing

Jazz Overtones for Tenor Sax, Harp, and Percussion. 2008
Commission: Eleanor Eisenmenger for “Ann Hobson Pilot, a great artist
whom we all esteem”
First performance: Tufts University, Medford Ma, October 5, 2008
R. Prentice Pilot, tenor sax; Ann Hobson Pilot, harp: Will Hudgins, percussion.
Duration: 12:00 minutes
Publisher: T.J.. Anderson Music Publishing

The Wedding Party for poet, Visuals, Voice, Violin, E flat Alto Sax and
B flat tenor sax. 2008
Inspired by painting, “The Wedding Party” by LaDell
Poetry: Billy Dean Hester; Visuals, Catherine Carter
Dedication: Bill and Susanna Hester
First performance: Chapel Hill, NC, Franklin Hotel, January 9, 2009
Billy Dean Hester, poet; Matthew A. Chicurel, violin, Cameron Morgan, alto sax: ,
Ira Wiggins, tenor sax; Ellen William, voice
Duration: 20:00 minutes
Publisher: T.J.. Anderson Music Publishing

In Memoriam John Hope Franklin for solo trumpet. 2009
First performance: Duke University Chapel. Durham, NC June 11,2009
James Ketch, trumpet.
Duration: 3:00
Mss. not published

Shells for soprano and piano. Words by Elye Alexander. 2009.
Dedication: To Stafford Wing on his retirement from the Music Department,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
First performance: Music Building, UNC, October 17, 2009.
Terry Rhodes, soprano, Wonmin Kim, piano.
Duration: 7:00
Publisher: T.J. Anderson Music Publishing

Georgian Ragas for E flat Alto sax and B flat trumpet. 2009
Dedication: George Rosen on his 90th birthday
First performance: Walsh Gallery, Chicago, IL February 8, 2009
David Pituch, Alto sax: Ross Beacraft, Trumpet.
Duration: 7:00
Publisher: T.J. Anderson Music Publishing

In Memoriam, Dan Pollitt for accordion. 2010
First performance: Community Church of Chapel Hill U U , April 17, 2010
David Di Giuseppe, accordion
Duration: 3:00
Mss. not published

In Front of My Eyes: An Obama Celebration for Soprano, Flute (Piccolo and Alto Flute), B flat Clarinet (Base Clarinet), Horn in F, B flat Trumpet, Trombone, Violin, Cello, Piano (Keyboard Synthesizer) , and Jazz Drum set (Marimba). 2010
Commission: University of North Carolina - Department of Music, Ackland Art
Museum, and the N.C. Arts Council
First Performance: Louise Toppin, Soprano and Stefan Litwin, conducting the New Music
Ensemble, November 13, 2010. Presented by the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Music Department and Music on the Hill, Memorial Hall, UNC
Duration: 25:00 minutes, approx.
Publisher: T.J. Anderson Music Publishing, 2010


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RECORDINGS

Chamber Symphony. London Philharmonic Orchestra. James Dixon, Conductor. Composers' Recordings, Inc. (CRI-SD258), 1970.

Variations on a Theme by M.B. Tolson. Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Arthur Weisberg, Director; Jan de Gaetani, soprano. Nonesuch Records, New American Music, Vol. V. (No.H-71303), 1974. Review : Music Time 117 (1597): 242

Squares   Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Paul Freeman, Conductor. Columbia Records (Music of Black Composers)., 1974.

Classic Rags and Ragtime Songs. Conducted & with annotations by T.J. Anderson. The Smithsonian Collection, 1974.

Intermezzi. Videmus Plays Music of African-American Composers. (T.J. Anderson, David Baker, Olly Wilson, Donal Fox). New World Records, June 1992.

Songs of Illumination.: Louise Toppin, soprano; William Brown, tenor; Vivian Taylor, piano. Centaur (CRC2375), 1998.

Chamber Concerto (Remembrance): Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Edwin London, Conductor. Albany Records, Troy 303 Dec. 1998.

b Bop in 2: David Pituch, saxophone. Arizona University Recordings (Contemporary Composer and Performer Series). 2000

7 Cabaret Songs in: “It Won’t Be The Same River” Capstone (CPS8684).
Nnenna Freelon, Jazz Vocalist and Mallarme Chamber Players. 2001.

Watermelon Revisited in: “Don’t Panic: 60 Seconds for Piano”: Guy Livingston, piano. Wergo (WER6649 2) 2001.

Words My Mother Taught Me in: Patterson, Willis, Comp. & ed. Second Anthology of Art Songs by Black American Composers. (Score and CD) 2002 Juanelle Celaire, soprano; Kathryn Goodson, pianist; CD #1. Publisher: N.Y., American Composers Edition

Spirit Songs for cello and piano in: “Songs for the Soul”:, Bonnie Thron, cello, Thomas Warburton, piano. Mallarme Chamber Players. Videmus Records Albany Records (Troy 1190.) 2010

In Front of My Eyes: an Obama Celebration Music:T.J. Anderson; Songs: Robert Pinsky; Louise Toppin, Soprano; Stefan Litwin, Conductor; UNC New Music Ensemble 11-13-2010

 

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ORCHESTRATIONS

Treemonisha, an opera in 3 acts; words and music by ScottJoplin. 1911
World premiere performance. January 28, 1972, Atlanta, GA
Orchestration: T.J. Anderson
Conductor: Robert Shaw
Editors: T.J. Anderson & William Bolcom
Wendell Whalum, Chorus Director
Katherine Dunham, Stage Director
Opera features Alpha Floyd, Simon Estes, Seth McCoy, LouiseParker, Joseph Bias, the African-American Workshop of Morehouse College, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Score available from American Composers Alliance
Recording of this performance with interviews available toNPR stations through satellite, 2000

MUSIC SOURCES

Bote & Bock
Contact: Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
35 East 21st Street
New York, NY 10010-6212
212-358-5300
www.boosey.com

Composers' Facsimile Edition
American Composers' Alliance
648 Broadway, Rm. 803
New York, NY 10012
Tel: 212-362-8900
E- Mail: info@composers.com
www.composers.com

C.F. Peters Corporation
373 Park Ave. South
New York, NY 10016

Carl Fischer, Inc.
62 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003
212-777-0900

Boston Athenaeum
10 1/2 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108

Arizona University Recordings
at The Pine Grove Studios
10750 East Prince Road
Tucson, Arizona 85749
www.AURec.com

MUSA (Music of the United States of America)
Burton Memorial Tower 606
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1270
Tel: 734-647-4580

T.J. Anderson Music Publishing (BMI)
Distributor: Subito Music Corp.
60 Depot St.
Verona, NJ 07044
Tel: 973-857-3440
E-mail: mail@subitomusic.com


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