Chamber Music

by  Leslie Bassett

Three Graces, (3 flutes),  c. 9 mins., 2000, Peters #67649 , in prep., Deborah Ash, Penny Fischer, Susan Whitener, Barton Hills Country Club, Ann Arbor, MI, May 20, 2000, comm. by Mu Phi Epsilon.


Trio-Inventions, [Six brief mvts. ]  (three cellos), c. 14 mins., 1996, Peters #67780, in prep., Wendy Bratton, Mary Alice Swope, Janet Hall, Gainesville, GA, March 7, 1996.


Narratives, (guitar quartet), 9, 1993 (1995), Peters #67552,  Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, Fairlane Concert Guild, Dearborn, MI, 1992, for Minneapolis, Buffalo and Los Angeles Guitar Quartets. Recording,  Troy 207, Albany Records (CD), by the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet.


Arias for Clarinet and Piano, 12, 1992 (1993), Peters #67517, Fred Ormand, Ellen Weckler, International Clarinet Assn., Ghent, Belgium, July 14, 1993;  comm. by International Clarinet Association.  Recording, Opus One Records CD161, by Fred Ormand and Ellen Weckler.  Recording, Troy 311, Albany Reords, Nathan Williams and Audrey Andrist.


Illuminations, (flute, pf.), 12', 1989 (1992), Peters #67332, Bryan-Keys Duo, Keith Bryan, Karen Keys, Faculty Artists Concert, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Feb. 11, 1990.  Recording, Opus One Records CD161 by Bryan-Keys Duo


Duo-Inventions, (two cellos), 1988 (1990), Peters #67220, Wendy Bratton, Mary Alice Swope, Gainesville, GA, Feb. 3, 1989.


Pierrot Songs, (soprano with fl, cl, vl, vc, pf), text by A. Giraud in a German trans. by Otto Hartleben [texts not used by Schoenberg], 12', 1988, (1990),  Peters #67222, Christine Schadeberg, NY New Music Ens., Robert Black, cond., Los Angeles, Nov. 7, 1988, (first song); Lucy Shelton, Da Capo Chamber Players, Los Angeles, Jan. 25, 1989 (2nd and 3rd songs), the Schoenberg Institute, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles.


Dialogues (oboe, pf.), 14', 1987 (1990), Peters #67221, Barry Kroeker, Stephen Smith, Penn State Univ., PA, Apr. 6, 1988, comm. by Mr. Kroeker and Penn State Univ.  Recording by Harry Sargous, Robert Conway on Crystal Records CD326.


Duo Concertante, (alto sax, pf.), 15', 1984 (1988), Peters #67083, Stephen Jordheim, Ted Rehl, Carnegie Recital Hall, NY, May 21, 1985, comm. by Concert Artists Guild, NY.  Recording by Clifford Leaman and Derek Parsons, on Equilibrium Records, Eq 21,  Recording by Kenneth Fischer, Richard Zimdars, One World Records, ACA Digital CD,  Atlanta.


Concerto da Camera, (solo tpt with fl, cl, vln, vla, vc, pf, perc), 17', 1981 (1982), Peters #66906, Terry Sawchuk and ensemble from Northern Illinois Univ, Donald Funes, cond.,  comm. by Terry Sawchuk.


Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, 17', 1980, (1982), Peters #66907, Verdehr Trio (Walter Verdehr, Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Gary Kirkpatrick), Notre Dame Univ, IN, comm. by Verdehr Trio.  Recording by these performers on Leonarda LE326 (CD).   28-minute Video recording of the Trio, with composer interview and performance by Verdehr Trio, produced by WKAR TV, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1994.  For public broadcast.


Fourth String Quartet, 21', 1978 (1980), Merion Music (Theo. Presser Co.), New World String Quartet, Univ. Musical Society, Ann Arbor, MI, March 26, 1980, comm. by Univ. of Michigan School of Music for its Centennial.


Sextet (2 flutes, 2 clarinets cello, bass), 14', 1979 (1982), Peters #66838, Contemporary Directions Ensemble, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Stephen Osmond, cond., comm. by Mu Phi Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity..


Wind Music (fl, ob, cl, hn, bssn, alto sax), 11', 1975 (1977), Merion Music, (Theo. Presser Co.), Univ. of Wisconsin, River Falls, Robert Samarotto, cond., May 5, 1976, comm. by Univ. of Wisconsin, River Falls.


Sounds Remembered (vl, pf), 17', 1972 (1975), Peters #66490, Charles Treger, Samuel Sanders,  Coolidge Aud., Library of Congress, Washington, DC, comm. by McKim Foundation, Library of Congress.   Recording by Wendolyn Olson and Gabriela Lena Frank, Equilibrium Records, EQ 51. (The earlier Desto LP recording by Treger and Sanders is out of print.)


Sextet, (2 vlns, 2 vlas, vc, pf), 19', 1971 (1975), Peters #66474, Juilliard String Quartet with John Graham and William Masselos, Coolidge Aud., Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Dec. 8, 1972, comm. by Koussevitsky Foundation in the Library of Congress, winner of Naumburg Recording Award.   Recording by Concord Quartet with John Graham and Gilbert Kalish, Composers Recordings, CD677.


Music for Saxophone and Piano (alto sax, pf),  11', 1968 (1969), Peters #66268, Elizabeth Zinn, Daniel Durand, Tempe, AZ, Aug, 1, 1968.  Recording by Donald Sinta and Ellen Weckler, New World Records, CD 80541-2


Nonet (fl, ob, cl, bssn, tpt, hn, tbn, tuba, pf), 9', 1967 (1969), Peters #66267, Ithaca College Ensemble, Gregg Smith, cond., Ithaca, NY, April 16, 1968


Music for Cello and Piano, 11', 1966 (1971), Peters #66099, Fred Dempster, Bob Bennett, California State Univ, Fresno,  Nov. 20, 1966.  Recording by Jerome Jelinek and Joseph Gurt, Composers Recordings CRI 311 (Lp)


Third String Quartet, 18', 1962, American  Composers Edition, BASSE 09000,  American String Quartet, Rome, May 22, 1963.


Quintet (2 vls, vla, vc, pf), 20', 1962, American Composers Edition, BASSE 09002, Societa Cammeristica Italiana, Rome, June 10, 1962,


Sonata for Violin and Piano, 16', 1959, American Composers Edition, BASSE 08427, Gustave Rosseels, Benning Dexter, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Nov. 17, 1957.


Cello Duets,  10',  1959, American Composers Edition,  BASSE 09636, Norman Fischer, Harold Cruthirds, Interlochen, MI, Nov. 13, 1966


Woodwind Quintet, 11', 1958, American Composers Edition, BASSE 08423,  Univ. of Michigan Woodwind Quintet, Ann Arbor, July 16, 1958


Five Pieces for String Quartet, 10', 1957 (1960), Highgate Press (Galaxy Music Corp.), Stanley Quartet, Ann Arbor, MI, July 29, 1958, the publication prizewinner of the Society for the Publication of American Music.


Sonata for Viola and Piano, 18', 1956, Amer. Composers Edition, BASSE 05161, Robert and Lydia Courte, Ann Arbor, MI, Dec. 13, 1957.


Clarinet Duets, 14', 1955 (1956, 1977), University Music Press (no longer in print), John Mohler, John Bauer, Ann Arbor, MI,  April 26, 1956.   Recording by Paul Drushler and Larry Combs, Mark Educational Records, Inc., MES-57590 (an Lp, no longer available).


Quintet (2 vls, vla, vc, bass), 18', 1954, Amer. Composers Edition, BASSE 05136,  Stanley Quartet with Clyde Thompson, Ann Arbor, MI, Dec. 5, 1958.


Trio for Viola, Clarinet and Piano, 14', 1953, Amer. Composers Edition, BASSE 05141, David Ireland, William and Mary Stubbins, Ann Arbor, MI, Nov. 15, 1953.  Recording by Walter Trampler, Charles Russo, Douglas Nordli, Composers Recordings CRI 148 (Lp)


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