17 January 2015

The Year in Henningmusick: 2014

More of my music was performed last year than in any year thus far.  This is a trend which I am keen to maintain.


Premières:


Variations on a Basque Carol, Op.126 № 3 (clarinet unaccompanied)
Le tombeau de W.A.G., Op.122 (brass quintet)
In the shadow of the kindly Star, Op.126 № 1 (violin and handbell choir)
Sweetest Ancient Cradle Song, Op. 67 (choir, brass quintet and organ — the original performance years since at First Congo was an abridgement)
The Snow Lay on the Ground, Op.68b (version for children's and adult choirs, handbells, violin solo & organ)
Tiny Wild AvocadoesOp.125 № 1 & 2 (2 violins & viola)
just what everyone was expecting, Op.114 № 1 (clarinet & marimba)
Song of Remembrance, Op.123 (three-part mixed choir & piano)
My Island Home, Op.115 (percussion ensemble)
Mirage, Op.79a (version for clarinet, vibraphone & piano)
The Mystic Trumpeter, Op.113 № 1 (soprano & clarinet in A)
Musette, Op.118 № 7 (handbell choir)
Le tombeau de W.A.G., Op.122a (arrangement for alto flute, clarinet in A, double-bass & frame drum)
My Lord, What a Morning, Op.118 № 5 (choir and handbells)
I see people walking around like trees, Op.120 (flute, clarinet, double-bass & frame drum)
For God so loved the world, after Op.87  9 (choir SATB unaccompanied)
Sonatina for Cello and Piano, Op.105 (violoncello & piano)
Nicodemus brings myrrh & aloes for the burial of the Christ, Op.85 № 4 (violoncello & piano)
Plotting (y is the new x), Op.116 (violin & harpsichord)
When the morning stars sang together, and the sons of God shouted for joy, Op.118 № 1 (shakuhachi & handbell choir)
Divinum mysterium, Op.118 № 2 (unison choir & handbells)
The Crystalline Ship, Op.119 № 1 (mezzo-soprano & baritone saxophone)
Jazz for Nostalgic Squirrels, Op.117 (flute, clarinet, guitar & double-bass)


And now, the lot:



24 Dec 2014.  Variations on a Basque Carol, Op.126 № 3 (première).  Karl Henning, clarinet.  Danvers, MA

14 Dec 2014.  Le tombeau de W.A.G., Op.122 (première);  Sinfonietta, Op.38;  Musette, Op.118 № 7;  In the shadow of the kindly Star, Op.126 № 1 (première);  Sweetest Ancient Cradle Song, Op. 67 (première);  The Snow Lay on the Ground, Op.68b (première).   Rachel Wimmer, violin;  Tim Deik & Mark Napierkowski, trumpet;  Christine Reif, horn;  Luke Deardorff, trombone;  Kevin Carubia, tuba;  Chancel Choir & Handbell Choir of Holy Trinity United Methodist Church (Karl Henning – dir.)  Danvers, MA

12 Nov 2014.  Irreplaceable Doodles, Op.89;  just what everyone was expecting, Op.114 № 1 (première);  Thoreau in Concord Jail, Op.109.  Olivia Kieffer, percussion;  Karl Henning, clarinet.  Atlanta, GA

12 Nov 2014.  Tiny Wild AvocadoesOp.125 № 1 & 2 (première).  Kevin Horne & Kathy Almquist, violin;  John McLaughlin Williams, viola

11 Nov 2014.  Song of Remembrance, Op.123 (première).  Choir of First Parish in Brookline (Keith Kirchoff – dir.).  Brookline, MA

11 Nov 2014.  My Island Home, Op.115 (première);  Mirage, Op.79a (première).  Reinhardt University Percussion Ensemble (Olivia Kieffer – dir.);  Olivia Kieffer, percussion;  Scott Wesley Hawley, piano;  Karl Henning, clarinet.  Waleska, GA

26 Oct 2014. Love is the Spirit, Op.85 № 3.  Choir of First Parish Wayland (Pauline Oliver – dir.) Wayland, MA

7 Oct 2014.  The Mystic Trumpeter, Op.113 № 1 (première);  Après-mystère, Op.113 № 2.  Evelyn Griffin, soprano, with the k a rl h e nn i ng Ensemble.  King’s Chapel, Boston, MA

26 June 2014. Love is the Spirit, Op.85 № 3.  Choir of First Church Boston (Dr Paul Cienniwa – dir.) Boston, MA

25 June 2014. Love is the Spirit, Op.85 № 3.  Choir of First Church Boston (Dr Paul Cienniwa – dir.) Boston, MA

15 June 2014.  Musette, Op.118 № 7 (première). Handbell Choir of Holy Trinity United Methodist Church (Karl Henning – dir.)  Danvers, MA

7 June 2014.  Le tombeau de W.A.G., Op.122a (première);  I see people walking around like trees, Op.120;  How to Tell (Chasing the Tail of Nothing), Op.103.  The 9th Ear.    Danvers, MA

6 June 2014.  Le tombeau de W.A.G., Op.122a (première);  I see people walking around like trees, Op.120;  How to Tell (Chasing the Tail of Nothing), Op.103;  Thoreau in Concord Jail, Op.109.  The 9th Ear.  The Nave, Somerville, MA

1 June 2014.  Magnificat, Op. 87 № 7.  Moderato Cantabile (Nana Tchikhinashvili – dir.)  Magnuskerk in Bellingwolde, The Netherlands

1 June 2014. Love is the Spirit, Op.85 № 3.  Choir of First Church Boston (Dr Paul Cienniwa – dir.) Boston, MA

10 May 2014.  Alleluia in D, Op.48. New Bedford Symphony Chorus (Dr Paul Cienniwa – dir.)  New Bedford, MA

3 May 2014.  Magnificat, Op.87 № 7.  Moderato Cantabile (Nana Tchikhinashvili – dir.)  Walfriduskerk in Hellum, The Netherlands

15 Apr 2014.  I see people walking around like trees, Op.120 (première);  How to Tell (Chasing the Tail of Nothing), Op.103.  The k a rl h e nn i ng Ensemble.  King’s Chapel, Boston, MA

13 Apr 2014.  Kingsfold (When Jesus Left His Father’s Throne), Op.35.  My Lord, What a Morning, Op.118 № 5 (première). Choir & Handbell Choir of Holy Trinity United Methodist Church (Karl Henning – dir.)  Danvers, MA

8 Apr 2014.  Nicodemus brings myrrh & aloes for the burial of the Christ, Op.85 № 4.  Sara Crigger, cello & Anne Marie Padelford, piano.  Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

6 Apr 2014.  For God so loved the world, after Op.87  9 (première).  King’s Chapel Choir, Heinrich Christensen – dir.  Boston, MA

6 Apr 2014.  Sonatina for Cello and Piano, Op.105 (première).  Celeste McGinty, cello & Vytas Baksys, piano.  Rivers School Conservatory, Weston, MA

4 Apr 2014.  Nicodemus brings myrrh & aloes for the burial of the Christ, Op.85 № 4 (première).  Kirstin Seitz Peltz, cello & Vytas Baksys, piano.  Rivers School Conservatory, Weston, MA

30 Mar 2014.  Plotting (y is the new x), Op.116 (première). EmmaLee Holmes Hicks, violin & Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord.  First Church Boston, MA

29 Mar 2014.  Plotting (y is the new x), Op.116 (première). EmmaLee Holmes Hicks, violin & Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord.  Norman Bird Sanctuary, Middletown, RI

23 Mar 2014.  When the morning stars sang together, and the sons of God shouted for joy, Op.118 № 1 (première). Charles Turner, shakuhachi & the Handbell Choir of Holy Trinity United Methodist Church (Karl Henning – dir.) Divinum mysterium, Op.118 № 2 (première). Choir & Handbell Choir of Holy Trinity United Methodist Church (Karl Henning – dir.)  Danvers, MA

14 Mar 2014.  The Crystalline Ship, Op.119 № 1 (première). D’Anna Fortunato, mezzo-soprano & Peter H. Bloom, baritone saxophone.  First Church Boston, MA

9 Feb 2014.  Alleluia in D, Op.48. Choir of Holy Trinity United Methodist Church (Karl Henning – dir.)  Danvers, MA

1 Feb 2014.  Swivels & Bops, Op.97 № 3;  Zen on the Wing, Op.114  2; Après-mystère, Op.113 № 2; Jazz for Nostalgic Squirrels, Op.117 (première). Peter H Bloom, flutes;  Karl Henning, clarinet; Jim Dalton, guitar; Charles Turner, double-bass.  The Nave, Somerville, MA

31 Jan 2014.  Swivels & Bops, Op.97 № 3;  Zen on the Wing, Op.114  2; Après-mystère, Op.113 № 2; Jazz for Nostalgic Squirrels, Op.117 (première). Peter H Bloom, flutes;  Karl Henning, clarinet; Jim Dalton, guitar; Charles Turner, double-bass.  Danvers, MA

5 comments:

jochanaan said...

Impressive! :)

Karl Henning said...

The present-day composer refuses to die.
— Varèse

: )

Cato said...

Let's make this a trend! And that CD! The perfect gift!

Paul Cienniwa said...

It's worth mentioning that two of those performances were at the 2014 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists.

Karl Henning said...

Aye, indeed!