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Robert W. Pound, composer and conductorHere are some samples of Robert Pound’s original music.

Click ‘listen’ underneath each piece or movement to hear a recording of the work. Excerpts of several scores are available for viewing as well. If you have any questions or would like complete scores and/or parts to any of Pound’s works, please inquire by e-mail.

For a complete list of works, click here.


Orchestra Music

heartenings, charged with invented time

(2011) for full orchestra (2+1,2,2,2/4,2,3,1 timp, 2 perc, strs). 4′
view score excerpts

irrational exuberance

(2005) for full orchestra (2*,2,2,2*/4,2,3,1 timp, 3 perc, strs). 13′
hear the NPR article on this work | view score excerpts

a luminous jewel lone

(2002) for full orchestra (2*,2*,2*,2/4,2,3,1 timp, strs). 13′
view score excerpts

fêtes & fireworks

(2005) for full orchestra (2+1,2,2,2/4,2,3,1 strs). 6′
view score excerpts

Vocal Chamber Music

Together and Together

(2014) settings of poems by Paul Muldoon
for two voices (one high, one low) and piano. 27′
look a commercial recording of this work to be released in early 2017 | view score excerpts

Relics of Memory

(2014) settings of poems by Seamus Heaney
 for two voices (one high, one low) and piano. 24′
look a commercial recording of this work to be released in early 2017 | view score excerpts

exhortation

(2013) a setting of texts adapted from the letters of Rainer Maria Rilke
for soprano and string trio. 15′
view score excerpts

unquiet spirit

(2010-11) settings of poems by Maxine Kumin
for two singers (one high voice and one low voice) and piano. 20′
look a commercial recording of this work to be released in early 2017 | view score excerpts

parta quies

(2008) for voice (high and low versions available) and piano. 5′
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the orbit of the soul

(2000) a setting of texts by Oscar Wilde
for voice (high and low versions available) and piano. 28′
look a commercial recording of this work to be released in early 2017 | view score excerpts

Instrumental Chamber Music

String Quartet no. 2

(2016)

Premiere performance: October 1, 2016

behold, this dreamer cometh

(2015) for flute, violin, trombone, vibraphone and piano. 10′
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chaconne & chaser

(2015) for bass clarinet and marimba. 6′
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dove il diablo ha la coda or the devil’s due: his own petit concert(o) gross(o)

(2015) for violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone and percussion. 6.5′
listen to the premiere performance | view score excerpts
Deviant Septet

goes around

(2012) for cello and piano. 12′
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The Murasaki Duo: Eric Kutz, vc | Miko Kominami, pn

etudes

(2012) for violin and piano. 15′
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lurid carnival

(2011) for woodwind quintet. 13′
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Mary Hannigan, fl/pc | Jill Marchione, ob/eh | Elisabeth Stimpert, cl/bcl | Kimberly Buchar, bn/cbn | Tyler Ogilvie, hn

the stillness of killing

(2010) for brass trio. 13′
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step by step

(2009) for string quartet. 13′
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Blanka Bednarz, vn | Ariadna Buonviri, vn | Christopher Para, va | Cheung Chau, vc

sleep cycle

(2008, 2010) for trumpet/flugelhorn and piano. 10′
recording commercially available here | view score excerpts
Jack Sutte, tpt/flhn | Laurent Boukobza, pn

oedipus at colonus in nine fragmentary tableaux

(2008) for trombone quartet. 12′
view premiere performance here | view a multi-media performance of “creon” here | view score excerpts
NOVUS Trombone Quartet

pilgrimage

(2006) for piano trio. 43′
listen | view score excerpts
Eun-Ae Baik Kim, pn | Lina Bahn, vn | Lori Barnet, vc

creation fables

(2005) for flute, cello and piano. 28′
listen | view score excerpts| see Rick Hamilton’s film which uses excerpts of this work
Jennifer Blyth, pn | Jennifer Brown, fl | Kurt Fowler, vc

string quartet in five movements

(2003). 27′
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The Corigliano Quartet: Lina Bahn, vn | Michael Jinsoo Lim, vn | Melia Watras, va | Jeffrey Zeigler, vc

the dance of death

(2002) for piano trio. 10′
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Lina Bahn, vn | Jeffrey Zeigler, vc | Jennifer Blyth, pn

laps and lapses

(2001) for alto saxophone and cello. 9′
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Paul Bro, asx | Kurt Fowler, vc

music for trumpet

(2000). 10′
recording commercially available here | view score excerpts

when we three meet

(1999) for clarinet, bassoon and piano. 22′
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Caren Levine, pn | David Griffiths, cl | Evan Lewis, bn

clarion clack

(1997) for solo clarinet. 10′
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Elisabeth Stimpert, cl

music for percussion

(1994) for timpani and piano. 14′
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Jonathan Fox, timpani | Yu-Pin Hsu, pn

music for strings

(1995) for solo violin. 13′
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Choral Music

requiem-elegy

(2011) Text by E. Louise Beach
for SATB choir, soloists (SATB), and string quartet. 50′
listen | view score excerpts
Eric Rosenstein, Julianna Burdick, Taylor Bell, Laura Costa, Matthew Linnehan, soloists | Dickinson College Collegium | Sean Parr, conductor