Joel Balzun

baritone and composer

Joel the Composer

Manuscript of On Molding Experience (2014-2015)

Manuscript of On Molding Experience (2014-2015)

List of works

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Large Ensembles

Chinook Arch for symphony orchestra (2016) 8'
Lux aeterna for SATB choir a cappella (2013) 7'
Song of the Daisies
 for SATB choir and double wind quintet (2013) 7'
Three Sisters Celebration for young band (2011) 3'
A Missing Generation for wind ensemble (2010-2011) 14'
Miracle Ten-Zero-Two-Five-One for chamber orchestra (2010, rev. 2014) 9'
A Missing Generation for symphony orchestra (2009-2010) 14'
Poor Child for SATB choir a cappella (2009) 6'
Apollo for brass ensemble with percussion (2008) 3'
Variations on a Chorale by J. S. Bach for wind ensemble (2007-2008) 11'

Art Song and Song Cycles (including works with instruments)

My light, my joy, and my dreams for medium-high voice and piano (2017) 15'
Yet Am I Wise for soprano and piano (2016) 17'
In Portland for 2 baritones and piano (2015-2016) 5'
Home Songs for baritone and piano (2015) 12'
Mortars for soprano and percussion (2015) 7'
Cabaret Songs, Vol. 1 "Thus Saith the Dames and Wenches" for mezzo-soprano and piano (2014) 10'
On Molding Experience for baritone, soprano saxophone, and piano (2014) 15'
Castle: among that folk, beloved for baritone, flute, violin, cello, and percussion (2014) 14'
the arrow, the song, and the bridge for baritone and viola (2014) 8'
Canti della fato e amore for soprano and piano (2013-2014) 10'
la couleur de noir dans leur vies for soprano, alto flute, bassoon, harp, guitar and mandolin (2013) 21'
a letter from the garden... for baritone and piano (2012) 6'
the strong, the strange, and the humble for tenor, baritone, and piano (2011) 21'

Instrumental Chamber Music (including works with voice)

Gaia for harp and percussion (2016-2017)
Proseuche for cello and piano (2016) 5'
Mortars for soprano and percussion (2015) 7'
Warhol Pop for violin, clarinet, and piano (2015) 6'
Louise for guitar and violin (2015) 8'
On Molding Experience for baritone, soprano saxophone, and piano (2014) 15'
Castle: among that folk, beloved for baritone, flute, violin, cello, and percussion (2014) 14'
the arrow, the song, and the bridge for baritone and viola (2014) 8'
...and my eyes burned with anguish and anger for flute, vibraphone, and piano (2014) 5'
Gestalt I: Continuation for piano, percussion, and two players (2014) 7'
On Tablets of Human Hearts for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, and cello (2013-2014) 10'
la couleur de noir dans leur vies for soprano, alto flute, bassoon, harp, guitar and mandolin (2013) 21'
For Len: on trains, mountains, and eternity... for two pianos with optional electronics (2012-2013) 26'
apsara (in...) for oboe, violin, cello, and piano (2012) 5'
Withered Grass and Fallen Flowers for violin, cello, and piano (2 players) (2011) 11'
Upon a Scroll with Writing on Both Sides for trumpet and piano (2011) 14'
Twisted Dances for marimba and cello (2009) 9'