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Concert Band Works


Agora (2003, revised 2005)  4' 00"
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Instrumentation: pic, 2 fl, ob, bsn, 3 cl, b cl, 2 a sax, t sax, b sax, 3 tpt, 4 hn, 3 tbn, euph, tuba, timp, 4 perc, piano
Commissioned by the Minnesota Symphonic Winds
for the 25th anniversary season of 2002-2003
Premiered May 3, 2003, Minnesota Symphonic Winds, Timothy Mahr, conductor
Second Place Winner, Claude T. Smith Composition Contest, 2003
Selection, National Band Association Young Composer Mentor Project, 2004
Selection, California State University Bakersfield Concert Band Guest Composer Series, 2006
Finalist, 2006 Penfield Music Composition Contest
 
Capitol Fanfare (2017)  3' 30"
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Instrumentation: pic, 2 fl, ob, bsn, 3 cl, b cl, 2 a sax, t sax, b sax, 3 tpt, 2 hn, 3 tbn, euph, tuba, timp, 3 perc
Commissioned by the Minnesota State Band of St. Paul, Minnesota, Keith Liuzzi, conductor
in celebration of the reopening of the Minnesota State Capitol
Premiered Aug. 11, 2017, Minnesota State Band, Keith Liuzzi, conductor

Christine's Lullaby (2006)  4' 30"
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Instrumentation: 2 fl, ob, bsn, 3 cl, a cl, b cl, 2 a sax, t sax, b sax, 3 tpt, 2 hrn, 3 tbn, euph, tuba, timp, 1 perc
Premiered Mar. 26, 2007, Fox Lane High School Symphonic Band, Paul Tooker, conductor

The Eagle's Island (2001, revised 2007)  4' 15"
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Instrumentation: pic, 2 fl, ob, bsn, 3 cl, b cl, 2 a sax, t sax, b sax, 3 tpt, 2 hn, 2 tbn, tuba, timp, 3 perc
Premiered June 3, 2001, Southwest HS Wind Ensemble, Keith Liuzzi, conductor

First Place Winner, Minnesota Music Educators Association Collegiate Composition Contest, 2002

Magnificent Desolation (1999)  5' 15"
Instrumentation: pic, 2 fl, ob, bsn, 2 cl, b cl, 2 a sax, t sax, b sax, 3 tpt, 2 hn, 2 tbn, tuba, timp, 3 perc
Recorded May 29, 1999, Southwest HS Wind Ensemble, Keith Liuzzi, conductor
 

The Minnesota Portraits (2003, revised 2006)  8' 00"
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Instrumentation: pic, 2 fl, ob, bsn, 3 cl, b cl, 2 a sax, t sax, b sax, 3 tpt, 2 hn, 3 tbn, euph, tuba, timp, 3 perc
Commissioned by the Calhoun-Isles Community Band

Premiered Nov. 13, 2003, Calhoun-Isles Community Band, Richard Raaen, conductor

 

Monuments (2006)  3' 00"
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Instrumentation: 2 fl, ob, bsn, 2 cl, b cl, 2 a sax, t sax, b sax, 2 tpt,  hn, 2 tbn, euph, tuba, timp, 2 perc
Commissioned by the Carondelet Catholic School Concert Band
Officially premiered May 30, 2007, Carondelet Catholic School Concert Band, Jeffrey Ruhnke, conductor


Now the Trumpet Summons (2000)  3' 45"
Instrumentation: pic, 2 fl, ob, 2 cl, b cl, 2 a sax, t sax, b sax, 3 tpt, 2 hn, 2 tbn, tuba, timp, 3 perc
Premiered Mar. 21, 2000, Southwest HS Wind Ensemble, Keith Liuzzi, conductor
First Place Winner, Minnesota Music Educators Association High School Composition Contest, 2001

 

Remembrance (2009)  5' 30"
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Instrumentation: pic, 2 fl, ob, bsn, 3 cl, b cl, 2 a sax, t sax, b sax, 3 tpt, 4 hn, 3 tbn, euph, tuba, timp, 3 perc
Commissioned by Carl R. Schenker, Jr. and Susan Sherman Richardson
for premiere by the Minnesota Symphonic Winds
Premiered Oct. 24, 2009, Minnesota Symphonic Winds, Timothy Mahr, conductor
Finalist, 2013 Penfield Music Commission Project Composition Contest for Wind Ensemble Music


Scandium (1999)  4' 00"
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Instrumentation: pic, 2 fl, ob, bsn, 2 cl, b cl, 2 a sax, t sax, b sax, 3 tpt, 2 hn, 2 tbn, tuba, timp, 3 perc
Premiered Feb. 11, 1999, Southwest HS Wind Ensemble, Keith Liuzzi, conductor

 

Southwest Memories (2016)  8' 00"
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Instrumentation: pic, 2 fl, ob, bsn, 3 cl, b cl, 2 a sax, t sax, b sax, 3 tpt, 4 hn, 3 tbn, euph, tuba, timp, 4 perc, piano (opt.)
Commissioned by the Southwest Foundation of Minneapolis, Minnesota,
for the Southwest Wind Ensemble, Reid Wixson, conductor, in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Southwest High School
Premiered Dec. 12, 2016, Southwest Wind Ensemble, Reid Wixson, conductor

 

Two December Carols (2013)  5' 30"
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Instrumentation: pic, 2 fl, ob, bsn, 3 cl, b cl, 2 a sax, t sax, b sax, 3 tpt, 2 hn, 3 tbn, tuba, timp, 4 perc
Commissioned by the Calhoun-Isles Community Band and Ann M. Verme
in memory of Carol Voight
Premiered Dec. 17, 2013, Calhoun-Isles Community Band, Tedd Gullickson, conductor


Where the Whisper Meets the Storm (2002)  4' 30"
Audio Excerpt
Instrumentation: pic, 2 fl, ob, bsn, 3 cl, b cl, 2 a sax, t sax, b sax, 3 tpt, 4 hn, 3 tbn, euph, tuba, timp, 3 perc, piano
Recorded Oct. 26, 2002, St. Olaf Band, Timothy Mahr, conductor

Second Place Winner, Minnesota Music Educators Association Collegiate Composition Contest, 2003

 

The Willing (2004, revised 2006)  5' 30"
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Instrumentation: 2 fl, ob, bsn, 3 cl, b cl, 2 a sax, t sax, b sax, 3 tpt, 4 hn, 3 tbn, euph, tuba, timp, 4 perc, piano
Co-commissioned by the Cornell University Symphonic Band,
the Ithaca College Campus Band and the St. Olaf College Valhalla Band

Premiered Mar. 4, 2005, Cornell University Symphonic Band, James Patrick Miller, conductor

 


Orchestra Works

 

April Sky (2014)  5' 00"
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Instrumentation: 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn, 2 hrn, 2 tpt, 2 tbn, tuba, timp, 1 perc, strings
Premiered June 20, 2015, Northern Symphony Orchestra, Michael Halstenson, conductor


Birmingham (2006)  6' 30"
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With spoken text from the writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Instrumentation: 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn, 4 hrn, 3 tpt, 3 tbn, tuba, timp, 2 perc, narrator, strings

Premiered May 6, 2007, Kenwood Symphony Orchestra, Jeffrey Stirling, conductor; Edward Toussaint, narrator


Christine's Lullaby (2001, revised 2005)  5' 00"
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Instrumentation: 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn, 2 hrn, 2 tpt, 3 tbn, tuba, timp, 1 perc, harp, strings
Premiered May 4, 2003, Minnesota Youth Symphony Orchestra, Manny Laureano, conductor


History's Unmarked Grave (2003)  4' 00"
Audio Excerpt
Instrumentation: 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, b cl, 2 bsn, 4 hrn, 2 tpt, 3 tbn, tuba, timp, 4 perc, piano, harp, strings
Recorded Apr. 16, 2003, St. Olaf Orchestra, Steven Amundson, conductor

 

The Minnesota Portraits (2004)  8' 00"
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Instrumentation: pic, 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn, 4 hrn, 2 tpt, 3 tbn, tuba, timp, 3 perc, harp, strings
Premiered Nov. 21, 2004, St. Olaf Philharmonia, Jo Ann Polley, conductor


The Willing (2005)  5' 00"
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Instrumentation: 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn, 4 hrn, 3 tpt, 3 tbn, tuba, timp, 2 perc, strings
Premiered Sept. 11, 2005, 9-11 Tribute Concert Orchestra, Jeffrey Stirling, conductor


Choral Works


A Brief History of the St. Olaf Music Department (2004)  2' 15"
Text by Carl Schroeder
Instrumentation: Unaccompanied SATB choir
Premiered Feb. 25, 2005, Gretchen Baglyos, Sonja Tengblad, Sammi Block,
Annie Bossard
, George Bagan, Matthew Peterson, David Sims

 

Snowflake Song (2005)  2' 30"
Text by Joyce Kennedy
Instrumentation: SSA choir with piano or harp
Premiered Jan. 5, 2006, Seven Gifts, Carsten Slostad, conductor
Commissioned by Carsten Slostad/Seven Gifts

 

Two December Carols (2005, published 2009)  5' 30"
Texts by Joyce Kennedy and Shannon King
Instrumentation: SATB choir with piano or harp
About This Piece | Listen to Recording | View Sample Pages and Order Parts from Sheet Music Plus
Commissioned in celebration of Carsten Slostad's 30 years as conductor of the Wells Fargo Chorus
Premiered Dec. 11, 2005, Wells Fargo Chorus, 3M Sounds of Harmony,
St. Paul Travelers Choir, Carolyn Albert, harp, Carsten Slostad, conductor
Winner of the ERM Media Masterworks Prize, 2006
Published by by Boosey & Hawkes


Chamber Ensemble Works


April Sky (2009)  4' 00"
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Instrumentation: string orchestra
Composed for the Champlin Park High School Concert Orchestra
Premiered April 5, 2009, Champlin Park High School Concert Orchestra, Judy Blomgren, conductor

Christine's Lullaby (2003)  5' 00"
Instrumentation: piano quintet (string quartet and piano)
Premiered Sept. 11, 2003, Boston, MA musicians

Claussen's Eleven (2003)  5' 15"
Instrumentation: saxophone ensemble (3 alto saxophone, 2 tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone)
Commissioned by Kurt Claussen

Premiered July 10, 2003, Falcon Ridge Middle School 7th Grade Saxophone Ensemble, Kurt Claussen, conductor

Claussen's Eleven (2004)  5' 15"
Instrumentation: saxophone quartet (SATB)
Premiered Aug. 11, 2004, Ancia Saxophone Quartet Summer Workshop Ensemble, Kurt Claussen, conductor

Core Event (2002)  3' 15"
Instrumentation: tenor saxophone, timpani, drum set and piano
Listen to Recording
Premiered Feb. 25, 2003, Michael Smith, tenor saxophone, Dave Hagedorn, timpani,
Jonathan Feustal, drum set, Carl Schroeder, piano

From Within (2002)  5' 30"
Instrumentation: piano quintet (string quartet and piano)
Premiered Nov. 22, 2002, Christopher Noel, Beth Youngblood, violin,
Philip Knutson, viola, Greg Nelson, cello, Carl Schroeder, piano

Grasshoppers Gone Wild (2004)  2' 30"
Instrumentation: percussion ensemble (timpani, chimes, bells, 2 snare, toms, cymbals, triangle, bass drum, piano)
Premiered May 6, 2004, St. Olaf Percussion Class, Sara Heimsoth, conductor

Historic Fort Snelling (2015)  3' 00"
Instrumentation: flute ensemble and snare drum (2 piccolo, 2 flute, alto flute, bass flute, contrabass flute [optional], snare drum)
Commissioned by Inez Bergquist and Karen Koepp
for premiere by Flute Cocktail

Premiered July 20, 2015, Flute Cocktail, Cindy Farrell, conductor

Pictures of a Grand Canyon Sunset (2005)  2' 15"
Instrumentation: string orchestra
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Premiered Jan. 21, 2005, Really Good Chamber Ensemble, Matthew Peterson, conductor

Please, Adjudicator #6... (2001)  2' 15"
Instrumentation: flute, 2 clarinets, alto saxophone, trumpet, piano
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Premiered Apr. 19, 2001, Kelsey Campbell, flute, Megan Morson, Saresse Nelson, clarinet,
Ralph Sievert, alto saxophone, Ben Bussey, trumpet, Carl Schroeder, piano


Works for Soloist and Piano


Birmingham (2006)  6' 30"
Text by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Instrumentation: spoken voice and piano
Premiered Jan. 13, 2006, Helen Schroeder, speaker, Carl Schroeder, piano

A Missing Piece (2003)  4' 15"
Instrumentation: cello and piano
Audio Excerpt
Premiered May 11, 2004, Michelle Kinney, cello, Anatoly Larkin, piano

"Sharks!" (2002)  2' 45"
Instrumentation: viola and piano
Audio Excerpt
Premiered Apr. 10, 2002, Mari Kempton, viola, Carl Schroeder, piano
First Place Winner, Minnesota Music Educators Association Collegiate Composition Contest, 2003


Solo Piano Works


88 Keys (2004)  1' 30"
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Premiered Feb. 25, 2005, Carl Schroeder, piano
Published in SCI (Society of Composers, Inc.) Journal of Music Scores, 2007

Birmingham (2006)  6' 30"
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Premiered Mar. 20, 2006, Carl Schroeder, piano

A Celestial Triptych (2006)  9' 00"
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Premiered Oct. 1, 2006, Carl Schroeder, piano

Christine's Lullaby (2005)  4' 30"
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Premiered Mar. 20, 2006, Carl Schroeder, piano

Fenn's Theme (2000)  3' 00"
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Premiered Mar. 3, 2001, Carl Schroeder, piano

The First Finish Line (2001)  4' 15"
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Premiered Mar. 3, 2001, Carl Schroeder, piano

From This Day Forward (2006)  3' 30"
Premiered Oct. 1, 2006, Carl Schroeder, piano

Full Circle (2000)  7' 00"
Premiered Mar. 3, 2001, Carl Schroeder, piano

The Heartbeat of Forever (2002)  4' 00"
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Premiered June 6, 2004, Carl Schroeder, piano

In Memory (2010)  3' 00"
Premiered April 23, 2010, Carl Schroeder, piano

Jenny's Song (1998)  3' 30"
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Premiered Mar. 3, 2001, Carl Schroeder, piano

Journeys (1999)  4' 15"
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Premiered Mar. 3, 2001, Carl Schroeder, piano

Left Behind (1998)  2' 30"
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Premiered Mar. 3, 2001, Carl Schroeder, piano

Memorial (2017)  3' 00"
Premiered June 24, 2017, Carl Schroeder, piano

Memories from the Hill (2005)  8' 30"
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Premiered Feb. 25, 2005, Carl Schroeder, piano

Midnight Daydream (1997)  2' 15"
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Premiered Mar. 3, 2001, Carl Schroeder, piano

Mississippi River (2004)  2' 00"
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Premiered June 6, 2004, Carl Schroeder, piano

Passages of Celebration (2003)  3' 15"
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Premiered Feb. 27, 2004, Carl Schroeder, piano
Commissioned by Connie Crane

Pictures of a Grand Canyon Sunset (2002)  2' 15"
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Premiered June 6, 2004, Carl Schroeder, piano

Presence (2016)  4' 30"
Awaiting premiere performance

Shining in the Shadows (2000)  3' 45"
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Premiered May 4, 2000, Carl Schroeder, piano

Snowflake Song (2005)  2' 30"
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Premiered Dec. 6, 2006, Rachel South, piano

Southwest Memories (2001)  8' 15"
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Premiered June 3, 2001, Carl Schroeder, piano
First Place Winner, Minnesota Music Educators Association Collegiate Composition Contest, 2003

Switch Track (2006)  4' 45"
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Premiered June 25, 2006, Carl Schroeder, piano

To the Mountain (2000)  4' 00"
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Premiered May 4, 2000, Carl Schroeder, piano

Twinsz (2011)  3' 15"
Premiered Feb. 6, 2012, Carl Schroeder, piano

We Are Gathered (2003)  3' 30"
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Premiered Aug. 16, 2003, Carl Schroeder, piano

Wisdom (2006)  2' 45"
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Premiered Oct. 1, 2006, Carl Schroeder, piano

Without a Whisper (1999)  3' 30"
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Premiered Mar 3, 2001, Carl Schroeder, piano

A World Away (2001)  3' 30"
Awaiting premiere performance


Film Music

Scars (2014)  7' 15"
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Instrumentation: electronic keyboard
Carl Schroeder, electronic keyboard;
Released February 2014