MARGA RICHTER Biography Works List

ORCHESTRA / CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Bird of Yearning (1967) 30’ (15’)
2/2/2/2; 4/2/2/0; timp., perc., pno., cel., hp.; str. or
Reduced orch.: 2/1/2/1; 2/1/1/0; timp., perc., pno., cel., hp.; str.

Blackberry Vines and Winter Fruit (1976) 13’
3 (2.dbl. a. fl., 3. dbl. picc.)/2/2 (b. cl.)/2; 4/3/2/1; timp., perc., hp.; str.
Full score available for sale: O5073

Eight Pieces for Orchestra (1961) 7’
Picc./2/2/e. hn./2/b. cl./2/cbn.; 4/3/3/1; timp., perc., pno., cel., hp.; str.

Fragments: Five Pieces for Orchestra (1978) 6’
2 (picc.)/2/2 (b. cl.)/2; 2/1/1/1; timp., perc., cel., hp.; str.

Out of Shadows and Solitude (1985) 16’
3 (picc.)/2/e. hn./2/b. cl./2/cbn.; 4/3/3/1; timp., perc., hp.; str.

Quantum Quirks of a Quick Quaint Quark (1991) 5’
2/2/2/2; 4/3/3/1; timp., perc.; str.

Spectral Chimes / Enshrouded Hills for Three Orchestral Quintets and Orchestra (1980) 27’
Wind quintet: fl./ob./cl./bn./hn.
Brass quintet: tpt. (2)/hn./trb./tba.
String quintet: vln. (2)/vla./vlc./db.
Orchestra: 2/2/2/2; 2/2/2/0; timp., perc., hp.; str.

Variations on a Sarabande (1959) 8’30”
2/2/2/2; 4/2/2/1; timp., perc., pno., hp. (opt.); str.

SOLO INSTRUMENT(S) WITH ORCHESTRA or STRING ORCHESTRA

Concerto for Piano, Violas, Cellos and Basses (1955) 21’
Piano solo; vla. (4), vlc. (4), cb. (2)

Düsseldorf Concerto (1982) 20’
Solo flute (dbl. picc & bs. fl.), solo viola, solo harp; perc., hp.; str.

Landscapes of the Mind I (1974) 29’
Solo piano; 3 (1. dbl. a. fl, 3. dbl picc.)/2/e. hn./2/b. cl./2/cbn.; 4/4/0/0;
timp., perc (2/3), elec. gtr., elec. tamboura or sitar, cel., hp.; str
Two-piano score available for sale: O5006 (arc.)

Variations and Interludes on Themes from Monteverdi and Bach (1992) 46’
Solo violin, solo cello and solo piano; 3 (2. & 3. dbl. picc.)/2/e. hn./2/b. cl./2/cbn.; 4/3/3/1;
timp., perc., hp.; str.

BAND

Country Auction (1976) 3’
Picc., fl. (5), ob. (2), Eb cl., cl. (12), a. cl., b. cl., bn. (2), a. sax. (2), t. sax., b. sax.;
hn. (4), tpt. (9), trb. (6), bar. (2), tba. (5); timp., perc. (6); db.
Available for sale: J700 (arc.)

OPERA

Riders to the Sea. A Chamber Opera in One Act (1996) 55’
2 Soprano, mezzo-soprano, contralto, tenor and baritone voices, male actors, SSAA chorus;
flute/penny whistle, accordion, perc. (bodhran), hp.; str.
Libretto by the composer after the play by J. M. Synge

CHAMBER MUSIC (including solo instrumental pieces other than piano)

Darkening of the Light (1976) 9’
Solo cello

Darkening of the Light (1976) 9’
Solo viola

Düsseldorf (1982) 20’
Solo flute, solo viola, solo harp; timpani/percussion; string quintet

Landscapes of the Mind II (1971) 17’
Violin and piano
Available for sale: O5075 (arc.)

Landscapes of the Mind III (1979) 25’
Violin, cello and piano

One for Two and Two for Three (1947/1974) 5’
2 and 3 trombones

Qhanri (snow mountain). “Tibetan Variations” (1988) 29’
Cello and piano

Ricercare (1958) 4’
2 trumpets, trombone (or horn), trombone (or tuba)

Seacliff Variations (1984) 18’
Violin, viola, cello and piano

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1948; new edition 2001) 11’
Clarinet in Bb and piano

Sonora (1981) 10’
Two clarinets and piano

Suite 9’
Solo viola

KEYBOARD MUSIC

Eight Pieces for Piano (1961) 6’30”
Solo piano

A Farewell
Solo piano

Four Piano Pieces
Solo piano

Fragments (1963) 5’
Solo piano

The Lost People; The Dancers (1953)
Solo piano
Available for sale in “Masters of Our Day, Vol. 2”: O5409

Melodrama (1953/1958) 16’
Two pianos

Nocturne for Sara Lee (1953)
Solo piano
Available for sale in “Masters of Our Day, Vol. 2”: O5409

Requiem (1978) 21’
Solo piano

Sonata for Piano (1954) 21’
Solo piano

Soundings (1965) 9’
Solo harpsichord

Variations on a Theme by Neithart von Reuenthal (1974) 13’
Solo organ

VOCAL MUSIC

Erin Odyssey (2000) 9’
Medium voice and piano

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