Evan Fein

Composer

Works

City of Ashes (2014) 65′ Op. 17 (Libretto: Emily Anderson)  Commissioned by Opéra de Poche

3 voices (soprano, mezzo-soprano, bass-baritone), piano.

 

The Island of the Ugly Sisters [L’Île des sept sœurs] (2012) 60′ Op. 14 (Libretto: Emily Anderson)  Commissioned by Opéra de Poche

4 voices (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, bass-baritone), piano.   Video Excerpts

 

The Raven’s Kiss (2011) 110′  Op. 13 (Libretto: Evan Fein & Thorvaldur David Kristjansson) 

5 voices (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, high baritone, bass-baritone), 2 pianos.

Deborah  (2015) 40′  (Libretto by the composer, after Holy Scripture)  Commissioned by Musica Sacra and the Tikkun Olam Foundation

4 solo voices (SATB), Chorus SATB. Orchestra: 0.0.2.2. 0.2.0.0. timp, org. Strings.

Einstein Rings (2015) 7′ Op. 18a

3(picc).3(ca).3(opt. Eb, bcl).3(cbn).  4.3.3.1.  3 perc, timp, hp, pn/cel.  Strings.

 

Newton’s Clock (2013) 10′ Op. 15

2(picc).3(ca).2.3(cbn).  4.3.3.0.  2 perc, timp, hp, cel.  Strings

 

Rush Hour (2007) 3′  Commissioned by the Canton (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra

2(picc).1.2.2.  2.2.1.1.  1 perc, timp, pn.  Strings.

 

Galop (2004) 3′ Op. 1  Premiered by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony

2(picc).2.2.2.  2.2.1.0.  2 perc, pn.  Strings.

Trumpet Concerto (2009) 12′ Op. 10  Commissioned by the Albany Symphony

0.2.0.1.  0.0.0.0.  0 perc. hpd.  Solo tpt. Strings.

 

Violin Concerto (2006-2007) 30′ Op. 3

3(picc).2(eh).2(Eb & bass).2(cbn).  2.2(Flgl).2.1.  2 perc, timp, pn, hp.  Solo vn. Strings.  Listen to an excerpt

Einstein Rings (2014) 8′ Op. 18

 

Antiphonal Sunrise (2003) 3′  Premiered by the Case (CWRU) Symphonic Winds

The Ribs and Terror in the Whale: De Profundis  [Herman Melville/Latin Vulgate/Mass Ordinary]  (2016)  4′  [Eng/Lat]

SATB a cappella

 

De Profundis  [Latin Vulgate]  (2013)  4′  [Lat]

TTBB a cappella

 

She Walks in Beauty [George Gordon, Lord Byron]  (2013) 4.5′  [Eng]

SATB a cappella

 

The Shepherds Sing [George Herbert: Christmas] (2011) 5′  [Eng]

SAB, piano

 

Dona Nobis Pacem (2009) 4′  Comissioned by Vox Feminae (Reykjavík)  [Lat]

SSAA a cappella

 

Nuits de Juin [Victor Hugo]  (2008) 3′  [Fr]

SATB a cappella

String Quartet No. 2 (2016) Op. 21  24′ (Archipelago—Glacial Melt—Twilight on the Nile—Hipsters’ Paradise—The Good Fight)

 

Kansas Sky (2016) 3.5′  Commissioned by Catherine Clyatt Schroth

Violin & violoncello  Watch the Video Here

 

Fantasy on Scenes from “The Raven’s Kiss” (2015) 15′  Op. 13a

2 pianos

 

Dark Rose (2015) 4′  Commissioned by The International Street Cannibals

Alto Fl, 2 Vcl, Perc (Itótele/Medium Batá drum)

 

Murmuration (2012) 10′  Commissioned by New York City Ballet – New York Choreographic Institute

Cl, Vn, Vla, Vcl.

 

Wind Quintet [You Can Get There from Here] (2009) 7′  Commissioned by The Juilliard School

Fl, Ob, Cl, Hn, Bn.  Listen to an excerpt

 

Nada (2007) 8′

Cl, Vla, Gtr, Bn.

 

Toccata & Tango (2006) 13′

Bn, Vn, Vla, Vcl.

 

River Scene (2006) 8′

Fl, Vla, Hp.

 

String Quartet No. 1 (2005) 35′  Op. 2  Listen to an excerpt

 

Song of Ourselves (2005) 16′  Commissioned for Cleveland Public Theater

Ob, Vcl, Perc (4 players: Mar/Bass Drum/Agogo, Djembe [3 players])

Musings: The Temple of Dendur [Evan Fein] (2016) 3.5′  Commissioned by Five Boroughs Music Festival for the Five Boroughs Songbook, Vol. II  [Eng] 

Soprano, violoncello, & piano

 

Three Icelandic Folksongs Arrangements [Sofðu unga ástin mín, Móðir mín í kví kví, Krummavísur] (2016) 7′  [Ice]

Voice & piano (high and low keys available)

 

Hjartasláttur (Heartbeat) [Ragnar Jónasson] (2016) 5′  [Ice]

High voice (sop/ten) & piano

 

He Walks in Beauty [George Gordon, Lord Byron] (2013) 4.5′  [Eng]

Baritone & piano (tenor transposition available)

 

Summer of Love [Joyce Kilmer] (2011) 15′  [Eng]

Soprano & piano

 

Of Places North [Heinrich Heine, Wilhelm Heinesen] (2010/2016) 10′  [Ger/Dan]

High voice (sop/ten) & flute or violin

 

Ný íslensk þjóðlög (New Icelandic Folksongs) [Thorvaldur David Kristjansson](2009) 30′  Op. 9  [Ice]

Baritone & piano (tenor transposition available)  Listen to an excerpt

 

Love’s Transit [John Donne, Sir Walter Raleigh, George Herbert] (2008) 12′ Commissioned by the CCM Grandin Festival  [Eng]

Tenor, Horn, String Quartet

 

Half-light Songs [Donna Edsall] (2007) 17′  Op. 5  [Eng]

Mezzo-soprano & piano

Viola Sonata (2010) 20′  Op. 11

Viola & piano  Listen to an excerpt

(Violoncello version available)

 

Flute Sonata (2008) 14′  Op. 7

Flute & piano

 

Horn Sonata (2007) 14′  Op. 4

Horn & piano

 

Capriccio (2006) 10′  Op. 3a

Violin & piano

 

Matins (2005) 7′

Violin & piano

The Edges of Things (2016) 13′  Op. 20  Commissioned by Adrianna Mateo

Violin

 

Sailing on Starlight (2014) 8′  Op. 16  Commissioned for Caroline Cole

Harp  Video of Premiere Performance

 

Encore No. 1 (2014) 3′

Violin

 

Romances de Verlaine (2009) 10′

Violoncello

 

Friday Night Fortune (2006) 10′

Violoncello or Viola

Borealis (Piano Sonata No. 1) (2017) 20′ Op. 22 [Auroræ—Scherzo: Leirhverir (Boiling Mud Pools)—Vetrarfjara (Winter Beach)—Hraun Flæðir (Lava Flows)] — Commissioned by GAMMA Capital Management

 

Fantasy on Scenes from “The Raven’s Kiss” (2015) 15′ Op. 13a  (2 pn)

 

Whitewashes (2013) 10′  (pn)

 

Occupy Wall Street Rag (2012) 4′  (pn)

 

“Enigma” Bagatelles (2011) 9′  (pn)

 

Double Chaconne (2010) 22′  Op. 12  (pn)

 

Four Icelandic Scenes (2009) 20′  Op. 8  (org)

 

Overtura senza Conseguenza (2006) 5′  (pn, 4 hands)

 

Night Journey (2006) 7′  (pn)

 

Six Preludes (2004) 12′  (pn)