Works list: compositions & arrangements
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- Come, Holy Ghost
- A Light for All
- Deep River
- Lullay myn lykyng
- O gracious light
- Nunc dimittis
- There is no rose
- Song Without Words for viola and piano
- String Trio
- Fantasy for viola and piano
- Rhapsody for solo flute
- Engaging Together
- Three Vignettes for Brass Quintet
- Little Suite in three movements
- Rhapsody for chamber winds, percussion and piano
The Picture of Dorian Gray (2017) c. 21‘ incidental music for string quartet
New stage adaptation by Alice Taylor, based on the novel by Oscar Wilde.
Presented in May 2017 by the Post-Truth Theatre Company at the Michael Pilch Studio Theatre, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Director: Alice Taylor. Producer: Cameron Henderson-Begg.
“haunting... [and] genuinely moving throughout, the string quartet heightening a death scene with particular success.” (Katie Stanton, The Oxford Student)
Excerpts performed at Mannes in May 2017 by Amos Lee & Matt Beland (violins), Jay Julio (viola) & Rosalind Zhang (cello).
A Bridge for Three (2017) c. 20’ opera for three singers (Tenor, Baritone, Mezzo-Soprano) and chamber orchestra (Flute/Picc., Oboe/C.A., Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion (1 player: Timp., Tam-tam, Susp. cymb., Bass dr. (kick), Xylo., Glock., Vibr., Tub. bell in F), Piano, Violin, Viola, cello, Contrabass)
Libretto by Megan Cohen.
Commissioned by the Washington National Opera at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and first produced at the Kennedy Center during the 2017/2018 season. Libretto by Megan Cohen.
premiered in Jan. 2018 at the WNO's American Opera Initiative Festival by singers from the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, accompanied by musicians of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, conducted by George Manahan. Original Cast: Alexander McKissick (Tenor), Michael Hewitt (Baritone) & Eliza Bonet (Mezzo-Soprano). Directed by Andrea Dorf McGray.
"...a melodious, neo-Romantic score..." (Anne Midgette, The Washington Post)
"The watery feel from flute and strings pervaded for Mr. Fletcher's gorgeous music giving us a feel of the river below as the [opening] trio... got the evening off to the most lyrical of moods." (Alan Savada, Opera-L)
(this piece is also available with piano accompaniment)
Someone Like Me (L'opera di Facebook)
(2018) short film/opera
written and directed by Adam Taylor.
Poems by Edna St Vincent Millay (version for high voice & orchestra) (2017)
2d1, 2, 2, 2 - 4, 2, 2, 1, timp, perc, hp, sopr, pnodcel, str
"Recuerdo” 3’, “First Fig” 1’15”, “Second Fig” 45”, “Travel” 2‘15”, total c. 7‘15“
Hon. Mention, ASCAP Found. 2017 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.
Premiered by the Mannes Orchestra & Maria Eleni Zollo (Ian Shafer, cond.) Mar. 10, 2017 at Tishman Auditorium at the New School in New York.
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(this piece is also available with piano accompaniment)
Divertimento (2014) c. 12’ 1, 1, 1, 1 - 2, 1, 1, 1, timp, perc, pno, str
Finalist, ASCAP Foundation 2015 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.
Mvt. II (“Romance”) recorded in Mar. 2014 during a sight-reading session by the UConn Symphony Orchestra (Harvey Felder, director) at von der Mehden Recital Hall in Storrs, CT.
Poems by Edna St Vincent Millay (version for high voice & piano) (2015-16)
“Recuerdo” 3’, “First Fig” 1’15”, “Second Fig” 45”, “Travel” 2‘15”, total C. 7‘15“
Premiered by Justine Aronson (soprano) and William Hobbs (piano) at the New York Festival of Song’s NYFOS Next Festival at OPERA America’s National Opera Center in New York, February 2016.
Second performance by Maria Eleni Zollo (soprano) and Lora Al-Ahmad (piano) at Mannes, May 2016.
Third performance by Maria Eleni Zollo (soprano) and Sophia Zhou (piano) at Mannes, April 2017.
Fourth perf. by Maria Eleni Zollo & Nathan Fletcher (piano) at Christ & St Stephen’s Church, NYC, April 2017.
Fifth performance with Maria Zollo and Nathan Fletcher at Mannes, May 2017.
Poems on an Ending (2014-15) (UConn Honors Thesis) “Smog” c. 4’ “Not yet” c. 5’
Finalist, ASCAP Foundation 2016 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.
Words by Cameron Henderson-Begg.
Performances of version for medium high voice and piano:
“Smog:” Benton Museum, Storrs, CT, Oct. 2014. Katie Cummings (sopr.) & Nathan Fletcher (pno.).
“Not yet:” von der Mehden Recital Hall, Storrs, CT, Dec. 2014. Katie Cummings & Nathan Fletcher.
“Not yet:” Dec. 2014 at Middletown H. S. Perf. Arts Center. Katie Passons (sopr.) & Nathan Fletcher.
Both songs: von der Mehden Recital Hall, Storrs, CT, Feb. 2015. Katie Cummings and Nathan Fletcher.
Both songs: Mannes, May 2017. Nathan Fletcher (tenor) and Lora Al-Ahmad (piano).
Version for medium high voice & chamber ensemble premiered at vdM Recital Hall, Storrs, CT in May 2015 by Allison Fletcher (flute), Andrew Kohanski (oboe), Jonathan Schmieding (clarinet), Vincent LaMonica (bassoon), Julien Monick (French horn), Samuel Hausman (trombone), Matt Beland (violin), Brian Roach (violin), Spencer Morgan (viola), Bronwyn Reeve (cello), Matt Chiu (piano), Katie Cummings (soprano) & Nathan Fletcher (cond.).
“Song Without Words” (2016-2017) c. 2’ An easy piece for viola and piano.
String Trio (2016-2017) I c. 7’ II c. 10’ III c. 4’30” total c. 21’30” For violin, viola and cello.
Premiered at Mannes in May 2017 by Matt Beland (violin), Jay Julio (viola) and Rosalind Zhang (cello).
“Fantasy” (2016) c. 4’30” For viola and piano.
Premiered at Manhattan School of Music, NYC, Jan. 2016 by Jay Julio (viola) and Nathan Fletcher (piano).
“Rhapsody” (2015) c. 3’ For solo flute.
Premiered by Coreisa Janelle Lee in May 2017 at Mannes.
Engaging Together (2014) c. 3’00" For flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, snare drum & piano.
Commissioned by the UConn Office of Public Engagement (Carol Polifroni, director) in celebration of the 2014 Year of Engagement.
Recorded in Feb. 2014 at von der Mehden Recital Hall in Storrs, CT, by Cassie Guerin (flute), Sam Beckwith (clarinet), Vincent LaMonica (bassoon), Emma Reber (horn), Russel Allyn (trumpet), Samuel Hausman (trombone), Nate Gworek (snare drum) & Nathan Fletcher (piano/cond.).
Three Vignettes for Brass Quintet (2013) I c. 4’30” II c. 3’ III c. 4’45” total c. 12’15”
Vignettes I & II premiered at von der Mehden Recital Hall, Storrs in Nov. 2013 by Russel Allyn & Lesley Knaack (trumpets), Sam Hausman (trombone), Mitchell Bernier (tuba) and Emma Reber (horn).
Little Suite in three movements (2013) c. 12’00" For string quartet, wind quintet and piano.
Premiered at von der Mehden Recital Hall, UConn, Storrs in April 2013 by Cassie Guerin (flute), Codi McNeff (oboe), Valerie Stickles (clarinet), Andrew Pizzuto (bassoon), Elaine Steele (French horn), Matthew Beland (violin), Samantha Goodale (violin), Spencer Morgan (viola), Michael Albaine (cello) and Nathan Fletcher (piano). Conductor: Amy Dauphinais.
“Rhapsody” (2010, revised 2013) c. 4’15” For chamber winds, percussion and piano.
Premiered at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT, in May 2011 by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra (Edward Cumming, director).
“Greater love hath no man” (John Ireland) (1912/2017) Arranged for SATB choir, soloists and orchestra (2d1, 2d1, 2, 2 - 4, 2, 2, 1, timp, perc, str)
“Watch What Happens” (Michel Legrand) (2015) Arrangement for big band.
Premiered at the UConn Co-op Bookstore at Storrs Center in April 2015 by the UConn Jazz Lab Band. Nathan Fletcher, piano. Conductor: John Mastroianni.
“It Could Happen to You” (Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke) (2014)
Arrangement for jazz quintet (rhythm section + trumpet and tenor sax).
Premiere: private readings, Storrs, CT, Oct. & Dec. 2014.
“I Should Care” (Axel Stordahl/Paul Weston/Sammy Cahn) (2014)
Arrangement for jazz sextet (rhythm section + trumpet, alto sax & trombone).
Premiere: private reading, Storrs, CT, December 2014.
“The Look of Love” (Bacharach/David) (2014) Arrangement for jazz quartet.
Premiered at vdM Recital Hall, Storrs, CT in October 2014 by Niall Reynolds (alto sax), Nathan Fletcher (piano), Nate Giordano (bass), Steven McArdle (drums).
“Come, Holy Ghost” (2015) c. 2’
Hymn for mixed choir & organ.
Text from Latin hymn, "Nunc sancte nobis spiritus," trans. John Mason Neale. Premiere TBA.
“A Light for All” (2015) c. 2’
Anthem or introit for unaccompanied mixed choir.
Text from Matthew 5:14-16, as printed in The Book of Common Prayer.
“Deep River” (2016) c. 4’
Spiritual arrangement for mixed choir with soloists a cappella.
Premiered at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY in April 2017 by the Choir of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, conducted by Ryan Jackson.
premiered in the u.k. at the 2017 Festival of Liturgical Music at St Mary’s Priory in Abergavenny, Wales by Icosa, conducted by Luke Mather.
“Lullay myn lykyng” (2013) c. 7’45” Christmas carol for three-part choir & soloists, piano and vibraphone.
Text from a traditional English carol c. 15th century.
Premiered at Storrs Congregational Church, Storrs, CT in Nov. 2013. by the UConn Collegiate Singers, with Hyun Ju Jang (piano) & Nate Gworek (vibraphone), conducted by Jonathan Harvey.
“O gracious light” (2013) c. 4’45” Anthem for SSAATTBB choir a cappella.
Text from an ancient prayer as translated & printed in the Book of Common Prayer.
Finalist, 2014 ACDA Raymond W. Brock Student Composition Competition.
Premiered at a Student Composer Master Class reading session at the ACDA 2015 National Conference in Salt Lake City (presented by composers Steven Sametz, David Conte and Robert Kyr) in Feb. 2015 by NOTUS: the Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, conducted by Dominick DiOrio.