Persis Vehar

 
Works


Selected Works
Composer - Persis Parshall Vehar (ASCAP)


Choral Works
 
The Word Was God (satb & organ [or piano])       8:30
 
For God Is Love (sab)       3:00
 
Spring Things (ssa & piano)       3:30
      Shawnee Press
 
Mourning Bird (satb & piano)       3:00
      Colla Voce
Persis Vehar
Photo: Jim Bush
 
Ho-La-Li-Days (3-part voices, optional 2 flutes/recorders & violoncello)       3:00
 
Beach at Sundown (2-part voices& piano)       2:30
 
Faith, Hope, Love (ssa, string orchestra & two horns)       11:00
 
What the Lark Said (3-part voices, 2 flutes & piano)       4:00
 
Lullaby (satb)       4:00
      Colla Voce
 
The Yellow Monster (3-part voices & opt. percussion 1-4)       4:00
 
The Lord is My Keeper (ssaa, percussion I & tympani)       6:00
 
Reflections on Childhood (satb)       3:00
 
Swan of Avon (3-part voices, satb, 2 trumpets & piano)       9:00
      Doreen Rao’s Conductors’ Choice Series pub. By Boosey & Hawkes
 
Missa Brevis Pro Pace (soprano, satb & string orchestra)       10:00
      Northfield Press
 
A Canadian Boat Song (2-part voices & piano)       2:30
      Doreen Rao’s Choral Music Experience pub. by Boosey & Hawkes
 
Hodie Christus Natus Est (3-pt. voices, 2 trpts. & trombone or keyboard)       3:30
 
Song of Life (satb) from the opera A Hill of Bones       3:00
 
A Whitman Salute (soprano, satb string orchestra & piano)       11:00
 
Cantate Domino (satb, piano. & opt. percussion quartet)       5:00
 
Zoo-Day (3-part voices & piano)       4:00
 
Dona Nobis Pacem (satb)       4:00
      Rodney Eichenberger Series pub. by Colla Voce
 
O Sacrum Convivium! (satb with optional keyboard)       3:30
 
Peace Requiem (satb, children’s chorus, soprano & bass soloists, full orchestra)       35:00
 
Dormi Jesu (satb)       3:30
 
Ubi Caritas (satb with echo chorus)       4:00
 
The Music of the Spheres (children’s chorus, satb & chamber orchestra)       12:00
 
Edges (ssa & piano)       6:00
 
The Cathedral of the Universe (satb & organ or piano)       5:00
 
Laughing Song (2-pt. voices & piano)       3:24
 
O Magnum Mysterium (satb)       4:50
 
Kaddish (In Memoriam Warren Benson) (for double choir--satb)       3:30
 
Gloria (satb & piano or organ)       4:15
 
Psalm 100 (satb, 3 trumpets, handbell choir, & organ or piano)       8:00
 
The Heart Replies To Music (satb & piano)       3:30


Songs
 
Verbum Caro Factum Est (medium voice & keyboard)       3:30
 
My Love Is Come To Me (high voice & piano)       3:00
 
The Laughing Song (soprano & string quartet)       2:00
 
In Praise of Mercy (soprano & string orchestra)       8:00
 
Hearing Music (soprano, flute/clarinet, oboe/viola & piano)       2:30
 
She Never Told Her Love (soprano, flute or clarinet & piano or harpsichord)       3:00
 
Moods of the Pacific (soprano & piano)       6:00


Song Cycles
 
Through Another Season (soprano, flute, oboe, cello & piano)       9:00
 
Walden Thoughts (baritone & woodwind trio)       9:30
 
Sonnets (mezzo-soprano & piano)       13:30
 
Millay-sia (soprano & string orchestra)       15:00
 
Emily D. (soprano, flute, oboe/clarinet & piano)       11:00
 
Women, Women (soprano & piano)       6:00
      Leyerle Publications
 
Three from Emily (high voice, cello & piano)       9:00
      Leyerle Publications
 
In a Shine Tangent to the Planet at Evening (soprano, oboe & English horn, bassoon & piano)       15:00
 
Three Renaissance Tableaux       7:00
      (high voice, oboe/flute/clarinet/violin, bassoon/violoncello & piano)
 
Ghosts of Lindsay (bass & piano)       13:00
 
The Smith Songs (soprano, tenor, string orchestra & synthesizer/organ)       20:00
 
Butterfly Songs (mezzo soprano & piano)       13:58
 
Three Walking Songs (soprano, cello & piano)       15:00
 
From Buk’s Battered Heart (bass & piano)       14:45
 
Bukowski: Out of Absurdity (bass & piano)       15:00
 
Bukowski: Blood, Guts & Tears (bass & piano)       13:45
 
Bukowski: Love Iz a Big Fat Turkey and Every Day Iz Thanksgiving (bass & piano)       7:30
 
Everyone Suddenly Burst Out Singing (voice, flute & guitar)       9:30
 
Radiance (soprano, flute & piano)       8:00
 
Emily’s World (voice & piano)       15:00
 
In the Palace of Time (countertenor & piano)       10:00
 
Life, Love & Timelessness (high voice, clarinet, & piano)       13:05
 
12 Haiku Love Songs (soprano & piano)       18:15


Opera
 
A Hill of Bones       45:00
      (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, non-singing child & chamber orchestra or two keyboards)
 
French Friends (soprano, baritone & piano)       30:00
 
Bukowski: Larger Than Life (bass & piano)       30:00
 
George Sand...And Chopin? (mezzo or soprano, tenor & piano)       30:00
 
The 4th Wise Man       30:00
      (non-singing actor, children’s chorus, satb chorus, soprano, mezzo soprano, 3 tenors, baritone,
      bass baritone, & 2 basses with piano)
 
Eleanor Roosevelt       90:00
      (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass and three-woman chorus [SSA])
 
SHOT!       120:30
      (4 sopranos, 1 mezzo soprano, 4 tenors, 3 baritones, 1 bass-baritone, 5 basses, chorus,
      & full orchestra)


Solo Keyboard
 
Lullaby for Gabrielle       2:00
 
Gallery Walk 1 (Albright Knox)       8:00
 
Nine Silences for Song (piano/narrator)       8:30
 
Waltz for a French Ancestor       1:30
 
Gallery Walk 2 “Parker Treescapes”       12:30
 
Gallery Walk 3 “Two Sides of Michael Tunney”       5:30
 
Sound-Piece for Organ       12:00
 
Hudson River Diary       7:00
 
Gallery Walk 4 “Homage to Monet”       5:00


Solo Instrumental Works
 
Four Pieces for Alto Saxophone & Piano       8:30
      Tenuto Publications
 
Three Pieces for Clarinet & Piano       8:15
 
Lord Amherst March (trumpet & piano)       2:30
      Kendor Music, Inc.
 
Foursquare (unaccompanied trumpet)       6:30
      Kendor Music, Inc.
 
Sounds of the Outdoors (unaccompanied alto saxophone)       8:00
      Kendor Music, Inc.
 
Circles in Space (unaccompanied flute)       5:00
      Almitra Music
 
Trilogy for Friends Remembered (unaccompanied trombone)       6:00
 
Four Developments (bassoon & piano)       8:00
 
Sound-Piece for Trumpet, Tlugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet & Piano       15:12
 
Pierrot Discovers Spring (violin & piano)       4:30
 
Yesteryear Suite (english horn & harpsichord/piano)       8:00
 
Sound-Piece for Clarinet & Piano       13:00
 
Time Studies (guitar)       11:00
 
Sweet, Silent Thought (flute & piano)       4:00
 
Jukebox Dances (clarinet & piano)       8:24
 
Remembering Paris with Nostalgia (violin & piano)       10:00
 
Two Ways of Being (unaccompanied cello)       6:40


Instrumental Chamber Music
 
Sonata for Brass Quintet       8:00
 
Prelude and Dance (clarinet, oboe & bassoon)       6:30
 
Promenade and Cakewalk (saxophone quartet-satb)       5:30
      Dorn Publications
 
A Frame of Reference for All Time (flute, oboe & piano)       6:00
 
A Day Off (violin, alto saxophone & piano)       11:00
 
Sonata for Saxophone Quartet (satb)       16:30
      Dorn Publications
 
Three Brevities (percussion quartet)       6:30
 
String Quartet No. 1 (1989)       17:00
 
Lux Aeterna-Roman Amphitheatre in Pula (flugelhorn/trumpet, cello & piano)       5:30
 
Whimsies (percussion trio)       15:00
 
Tous Deux (2 alto saxophones)       6:00
 
North Country Suite (guitar quartet)       12:00
 
Sea Pieces (woodwind quintet)       9:34
 
The Four Directions (brass & percussion)       17:00
 
Night Lights-Paris (violin, cello & piano)       8:30
 
View from the Mountain Top (2 trumpets & organ)       9:45
 
Life Dances (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone & piano)       11:30
      C. F. Peters Corp.
 
Watercolors - Blues & Raucous Reds (guitar quartet)       4:25
 
City Portrait (trumpet, trombone & piano)       12:00
 
String Quartet No. 2 “Spring”       13:45
 
The Seasons (flute/alto flute, oboe/english horn, clarinet & piano)       18:00
 
Let the Games Begin! (flute, oboe, & clarinet)       6:00
 
To Music (flute, oboe, clarinet & piano)       3:30
 
Endlessness (clarinet, cello & piano)       13:00


Wind Ensemble
 
Winter Mountain (narrator & wind ensemble)       9:40
 
View from the Catskills (wind ensemble)       3:00
 
Pan-American Overture (symphonic band)       4:00
 
Fanfare of Praise (wind ensemble)       3:00


Solo Concerti
 
Quintus-Concertino (alto saxophone & wind ensemble)       7:30
 
In Celebration (string orchestra & piano)       14:00
 
Night Concerto (piano & chamber orchestra)       11;00
 
Bright Phoenix Ascending (alto saxophone & wind ensemble)       9:00
 
City of Light Concerto (clarinet & orchestra)       22:00
 
Notes From The Heart (oboe/english horn & string orchestra)       9:45


Orchestral Works
 
Requiem For Heroes (full orchestra)       6:30
 
Four Attitudes (string orchestra)       12:00
 
Light/Lux/Svietlo (full orchestra)       5:18
 
The Inevitable Dawn (full orchestra)       5:00
 
With Roses (string orchestra)       4:00
      Northfield Press
 
Strolling Dinosaurs (elementary string orchestra)       3:00
      Northfield Press
 
Above the Brightness of the Sun (high school string orchestra)       2:05
      Northfield Press
 
The Aliens Come To Visit! (elementary string orchestra)       2:00
      Northfield Press
 
Symphony # I: Resurrection of the Spirit (full orchestra)       25:00
 
L’Acqua Diversa Di Vivaldi (string orchestra & harpsichord)       8:30
 
Storm Warning! (elementary string orchestra) 3:30
      Northfield Press
 
Frank Lloyd Wright Suite (full orchestra)       8:15
 
Golden Griffin Overture (full orchestra)       5:00
 
Finding Love (string orchestra)       9:00


Dance
 
Steps #12 (flute/piccolo, alto sax & 2 perc.)       13;00


NOTE: Works not listed by another publisher are published by V I F and available from the composer.