ULYSSES KAY Biography Works List

List of Works
available from Pembroke Music

ORCHESTRA

Chariots. Orchestral Rhapsody (1979) 15’
3 (picc.)/2/e. hn./2/b. cl./2/cbn.; 4/3/3/1; timp., perc. (3), hp.; str.
Score available for sale: PCB119

Concerto for Orchestra (1948) 18’
3/2/2/2; 4/3/3/1; timp., perc. (3); str.

Danse Calinda. Ballet Suite (1941) 14’
2 (picc.)/1/e. hn./2/1; 2/2/2/0; timp., perc., pno.; str.

Portrait Suite (1948) 18’
2 (picc.)/2/2/2; 4/3/3/1; timp., perc. (2), hp.; str.

Presidential Suite (1965) 12’
Picc./2/2/2/2; 4/3/3/1; timp., perc.; str.
or
Picc./2/2/2/2; 2/2/2/1; timp., perc.; str.

Reverie and Rondo (1964) 7’
Picc./2/2/2/2; 4/3/3/1; timp., perc.; str.
or
2/1/2/1; 2/2/2/1; timp., perc.; str.

Sinfonia in E (1950) 20’
2 (picc.)/2/2/2; 4/3/3/1; timp.; str.

Southern Harmony. Four Aspects for Orchestra (1975) 20’
Picc./2(2 dbl. picc. 2)/2/e. hn.(opt.)/2/b. cl./2/cbn (opt.).; 4/3/3/1; timp. perc. (2); str.
Score available for sale: PCB 107

Symphony No. 1 (1967) 24’
Picc./2/2/e. hn./2/b. cl./2/cbn.; 4/3/3/1; timp., perc.; str.

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Suite from “The Quiet One” (1948) 16’
1/1/1/1; 1/1/1/0; perc., pno. (cel.); str.
From the score for the film, The Quiet One

STRING ORCHESTRA

String Triptych (1987) 5’
String orchestra

SOLO INSTRUMENT(S) AND ORCHESTRA OR STRING ORCHESTRA

Ancient Saga. A Design for Modern Dance (1947) 8’
Solo piano; string orchestra

Aulos (1978) 14’
Solo flute; 2 horns; perc.; str.
Flute and piano reduction available for sale: PCB112

Pieta (1950) 7’
Solo english horn; string orchestra
English horn and piano reduction available for sale: PCB113

Quintet Concerto (1974) 17’
Solo brass quintet (1/2/1/b. trb. or tba.); 3 (picc.)/2/2/b. cl./2; 3/1/1/1; timp., perc.; str.

NARRATOR AND ORCHESTRA

The Western Paradise (1975) 16’
Narrator; picc./2/2/e. hn./2/b. cl./2/cbn.; 4/3/3/1; timp., perc. (3), hp.; str.
Text: Donald Dorr

CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA (with and without soloists)

Inscriptions from Whitman. A Cantata (1964) 25’
SATB chorus; 2 (picc.)/2/2/3; 4/3/3/1; timp., perc., hp.; str.
Text: poetry of Walt Whitman

Once There Was a Man. A Covenant for Our Time (1969) 17’
Narrator; SATB chorus; picc./2/2/2/b. cl./2; 4/3/3/1; timp., perc., hp.; str.
Text: Randal Caudill

Song of Jeremiah. A Cantata (1948) 20’
Solo baritone voice; SSA chorus; 2/2/2/2; 2/2/2/1; timp., perc. pno., hp.; str.

BAND/WIND ENSEMBLE

Concert Sketches (1965) 10’
Picc., fl.(2), ob.(2), e.hn., Ebcl., cl.(3), a.cl., b.cl., cb.cl., bn.(2), a.sax.(2), t.sax., b.sax.; hn.(4), cor.(3), trp.(2), trb.(3), bar.(2), tba.; timp., perc.(4); cb.

Prologue and Parade (1978) 8’
Picc., fl.(2), ob., Ebcl., cl.(3), a.cl., b.cl., bn., a.sax.(2), t.sax., b.sax.; hn.(2), cor.(3), trb.(3), bar.(2), tba.; timp., perc.; cb.

DRAMATIC WORKS

The Boor. An Opera in One Act (1955) 40’
Solo Soprano, Tenor and Baritone voices; 1/1/1/1; 1/1/1/0; timp., perc., pno.; str.
Libretto, based on the play by Anton Chekov, by the composer

The Capitoline Venus. Opera in One Act (1970) 45’
Solo Soprano, Tenor (2), Baritone (3) and Bass (2) voices; 1/1/2/1; 1/1/1/0; perc.; str.
Libretto, based on a story by Mark Twain, by Judith Dvorkin

Frederick Douglass. Opera in Three Acts (1980-85) Full Evening
Solo Soprano (4), Mezzo-soprano, Tenor (4), Baritone (2), Bass-baritone, Bass voices; SATB-Double Mixed Chorus, SSA Chorus, SA Children’s Chorus; 2/2/2/2; 4/3/3/0; timp., perc., hp., mand.; str.
Libretto by Donald Dorr

Jubilee. Opera in Three Acts (1976) Full Evening
Solo Soprano (3), boy Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor (3), Baritone (3), Bass (3) voices; SATB Chorus; 2/2/2/2; 4/2/3/1; timp., perc., str.
Libretto, based on the novel Jubilee by Margaret Walker, by Donald Dorr

The Juggler of Our Lady. Opera in One Act (1956) 50’
Solo Soprano, boy Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor (3), Baritone (3), Bass (5) voices; SATB Chorus; 1/1/2/1; 1/1/1/0; timp., perc. (2), hp; str.
Libretto by Alexander King (based on the medieval French legend, Le Tombeau de Notre Dame)

CHAMBER MUSIC

Facets (1971) 11’
Piano; woodwind quintet

Five Portraits (1972) 15’
Violin and Piano

Five Winds: Divertimento for Woodwind Quintet (1984) 12’
Woodwind quintet

Heralds (1968) 1’
Trp. (4), trb. (4)

Heralds II (1974) 1’
Trp. (3)

Partita in A (1950) 5’
Violin and Piano

Serenade No. 3 (1960) 10’
String quartet

String Quartet No. 2 (1956) 18’
String quartet

String Quartet No. 3 (1961) 15’
String quartet

Tromba (1983) 10’
Trumpet and Piano

SOLO INSTRUMENT

Guitarra: A Suite for Solo Guitar (1973) 12’
Solo Guitar

Organ Suite No. 1 (1959) 8’
Solo Organ

Pantomime-Fantasy (1987) 5’30”
Solo Clarinet

Prelude for Unaccompanied Flute 1’
Solo Flute

Second Nocturne for Piano 5’
Solo Piano

Two Impromptus (1992) 5’
Solo Piano

CHORAL MUSIC (with Keyboard accompaniment or a cappella)

Epigrams and Hymns 6’
SATB Chorus and Organ
Available for sale: PCB100

Festival Psalms (1984) 6’
Solo Baritone voice; SATB Chorus; piano

Pentagraph – 5 Pieces for Treble Voices 6’
SSA Chorus, a cappella
Available for sale individually (Arc.):
1. The Miller’s Song – PC1011
2. King Arthur – PC1012
3. To Be or Not To Be – PC1013
4. The Flamingo – PC1014
5. The Monkey’s Glue – PC1015

VOCAL MUSIC

Fugitive Songs. Cycle of Eight Songs (1950) 18’
Mezzo-soprano and Piano
Texts by: Elsa Barker, Witter Bynner, Hermann Hagedorn, Lizette W. Reese, Cole Young Rice, Ridgely Torrence, Florence Wilkinson

Jersey Hours (1979) 12’
Solo high voice and Piano or Harp
Text by Donald Dorr

Three Pieces after Blake (1952) 14’
Solo high voice; 1(picc.)/1/2/1; 2/2/1/0; perc.; str.
Text: William Blake
Piano/vocal score available for sale: PCB106 (Arc.)

Triptych on Texts of Blake (1952) 14’
Solo Soprano voice; violin, violoncello, piano
Text: William Blake
Piano/vocal score available for sale: PCB106 (Arc.)

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