COMMISSIONS and PREMIERES

The TCU School of Music is committed to the creation of new works by not only TCU composers but other composers throughout the world. In recent years, the School of Music has commissioned and/or premiered the following new musical compositions:


Alexeychouk, Irina:

  • From Shining Emptiness…

Allen Jr., James P.:

  • Fanfare , Dance and Chorale

Alzuyet, Claudio:

  • Concerto for Bandoneon and Orchestra

Atehortua, Blas:

  • Cantata for Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Choir, Soloists and Orchestra
  • Piano Concerto No. 3

Aspaas, Christopher:

  • Sing On! Dance On!
  • De Profundis

Bach, Jan:

  • Clef Hanger

Barfield, Anthony:

  • Dreamcatcher

Beckel, Richard:

  • Trombone Concerto

Bell, Micah:

  • Hub-Songs
  • Midnight

Binelli, Daniel:

  • Buenos Aires al Borde, for Bandoneon, Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
  • Preludio Y Candombe

Blaha, Joseph:

  • Essay On Scottish Waters

Blessinger, Martin:

  • Image for Percussion Orchestra
  • Paul Bunyan Suite
  • Recursion
  • Tapas Duo
  • Celebrations
  • Rhapsody for Flute and Orchestra
  • Ave Maria
  • Dark Energy
  • Diversions and Escapes
  • Fantasy On Ye Shanghai
  • Legend Suite
  • Shattered Dreamscapes
  • Waltz

Broege, Timothy:

  • Enumeration of the Actual

Cangelosi, Casey:

  • Occhio

Chave, George:

  • Surfaces

Cheung, Pius:

  • Nocturne for Percussion Ensemble

Daughtrey, Nathanl:

  • Firefly

Dooley, Michael:

  • Two Pennsylvania Scenes

Dooley, Michael:

  • Two Pennsylvania Scenes

Dychko, Lesya:

  • From “Alcazar … Campane de Aragon”
  • Pastels

Eldridge, Andrew:

  • Heart of Darkness

Ewazen, Eric:

  • Symphony for Percussion

Ferrandino, Blaise:

  • Augenmusik
  • Berceuse
  • A Christmas Wish
  • Crucible
  • December Carol
  • Duet for Bassoon and Double Bass
  • Duet for French Horn and Trombone
  • Fanfare for Trombone Octet
  • Fantasy on “…to turn again”
  • Memoir
  • A Moment Suspended
  • More than a Time
  • Octet for Horns
  • The Old Astronomer
  • Petite Suite for Violoncello
  • Pomes
  • Prelude for Guitar
  • Prologues
  • Quintet for Violin, Oboe, Horn, Trombone, and Piano
  • Retrieving the Spirit
  • Sonata for Pianoforte and Violoncello
  • Sonata for Voice
  • Song of the Guerillas
  • Stars
  • Symphony for Violoncelli
  • Symphony for Wind Ensemble
  • Tian ya ge nu
  • ...to turn again
  • Trio 2015
  • Variations on an Old Friend
  • A Cradle Song

Gabel, Gerald:

  • Pasadoble
  • Three Pieces for Piano

Garwell, Robert:

  • Anxieties of the Heart
  • Ballade for piano
  • Broken Solitude
  • A ‘Fair to Remember
  • Fantasy Burlesque for two trumpets
  • Fellini Remembered
  • Fleeting Memories for trumpet and piano
  • Inaugural Fanfare for Brass and Percussion
  • Mozambique
  • Points of Light
  • Purple Mosaic
  • Reflections on War for tenor and piano
  • River Boat Sketches
  • Spirited Horizons 
  • Uncertain Waltzes for two pianos
  • 2nd Schooner to Papagayo

George, Ryan:

  • Consider the Birds

Gilbert, Ryan:

  • Sibling Rivalry            

Gonzalez, Luis Jorge:

  • Tangos de una Pasion

Hall, Dave:

  • Death by Black Hole
  • Doors
  • Escape Velocity

Harder, Lane:

  • Kylwyria

Havrylets, Hanna:

  • Canticum for String Orchestra
  • Expressions for String Quartet

Helble, Raymond:

  • Prelude and Rondo alla marcia
  • La Danza Delle Streghe

Klophaus, Dennis C.:

  • Lasst uns erfreuen Flourish for Trumpets
  • Stygian Fanfare

Lavenda, Richard:

  • Rhapsody
  • Heat of the Moment

Leonova, Olena:

  • Hidden Secrets of the Desert
  • Kanzone             

Lopez, Jimmy:

  • Fiesta

Lunyov, Svyatoslav:

  • Eufonia for String Trio

Mackey, John:

  • Turning

Marquez, Arturo:

  • Conga de Fuego Nuevo

Maslanka, David:

  • Testament

McIntyre, John:

  • Eligio

Meyn, Till:

  • Brilliant Blue
  • Celestial Mechanics
  • Force of Nature
  • Gypsy Dances (aka Wall of Babel The Lord to Me a Shepherd Is
  • Lunaris
  • Odyssey for Seven Composers
  • Open Road 
  • Orion
  • Overture and Tango
  • Phoenix
  • Red/Blue
  • Revolutions
  • Roxy’s Aria from Puddn’head Wilson
  • Salut au monde
  • Saxophone Concerto no. 2: Icon
  • Scotia Songs 
  • Tango Royale
  • Urban
  • Vita Brevis
  • With Pipes of Tin and Wood Make Known
  • ZZZZing
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • More Than Love

Moore, Matt:

  • Critical Mass

Muchmore, Patrick:

  • [Ar]4s117d1

Perez, Francisco:

  • Volcan
  • Citadel of the Stars

Plog, Anthony:

  • Concerto 2010 for Brass Quintet and Wind Ensemble

Pummill, Janet:

  • All the Things You Are
  • Come and See
  • Falling in Love With Love
  • Gloria in Excelsis Deo
  • Go Out With Joy
  • Hear Our Prayer, O Lord
  • Look for the Silver Lining
  • Mansion Over the Hilltop
  • Rapture of the Year
  • Shout for Joy
  • Sweet Little Jesus Boy

Reed, Alfred:

  • Russian Christmas Music

Remington, Jacob:

  • Prelude to Paradise
  • Collide
  • Volcan de Fuego

Rice, Dwayne:

  • I Ching

Richardson, Philip:

  • Transmigration

Rodriguez, Arturo:

  • Mosaico Mexicano

Sacco, Steven:

  • Imagination Studies

Sampson, David:

  • Changewater

Shcherbakov, Igor:

  • Piano-Gesang

Stitzel, Rick:

  • Dream On

Skoryk, Myroslav:

  • Partita #5

Sokolovsky, Elena:

  • Venice Suite

Souza, Ricardo:

  • Flor do Deserto
  • Offerendas No. 3

Stankovych, Yevhen:

  • The Fruit Garden in Bloom...and Apples Falling into the Water
  • Trio #3: Epilogue

Stephenson, James :

  • Concerto Braziliano
  • Scenes from New England
  • Tempest
  • Red

Syler, James :

  • Gearbox

Talmelli, Andrea:

  • Trio Con Brio

Tsepkolenko, Karmella:

  • Im Träumen ... Und Hier Unten Auf Der Erde

Tyson, Blake:

  • A Ceiling Full of Stars

Whaley, Marsha:

  • Sonata

Williams, Patrick:

  • The Sun Will Shine Today

Wilson, Curt:

  • Concerto For Trumpet and Wind Ensemble
  • Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Symphony
  • Fantasy Fare for Brass and Timpani
  • Fantasy Variations
  • Fantasy Variations for Wind Ensemble
  • A Lite Touch for Jazz Ensemble
  • A New Homeland
  • A New Homeland for Wind Ensemble
  • Prologue and Caprice
  • Rainbows
  • Rainbows- An Elegy for Tuba Solo and Band
  • Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra

Yurina, Ludmila:

  • Gemma for Flauto
  • Irrlicht                                                         
  • Klangillusion
  • Perseus-Beta-Algol

Zagortsev, Volodymyr:

  • Three Memorials for piano
  • Trio

Zazhytko, Sergey:

  • Funeral Dances
  • More
  • Zbigniew Batjuk