Henry Brant

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One of the great iconoclasts within modern American music, Canadian-born composer Brant is a radical figure whose work is impossible to classify.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Ceremony, spatial event for 4 voices, violin, oboe, cello & orchestra 1954 Vocal Music Chamber Music
All Souls Carnival 1949 Orchestral
Hommage aux Frères Marx, three faithful portraits Chamber Music
Music for an Imaginary Ballet 1946 Chamber Music
A Concord Symphony, for orchestra (after Charles Ives' Concord Sonata) Orchestral
Angels and Devils for flute & orchestra 1931 Concerto
Pathways to Security: Ambulant Spatial Cantata 1990 Vocal Music
Ghost Nets, for double-bass & 2 instrumental groups 1988 Concerto
Music for a Five and Dime Store, for piano, violin & percussion 1932 Chamber Music
An Era Any Time of Year: A Walking Ceremony 1987 Vocal Music
Whoopee in D, for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bassoon, contrabasson & 2 horns 1938 Chamber Music
Machinations (timpani, chimes, xylophone, glockenspiel, organ, E-b flute, ceramic flute, double ocarina, double flageolet, harp) Chamber Music
Autumn Hurricanes, A Spatial Cantata for Widely Seperated Vocal & Instrumental Groups 1986 Choral
Dormant Craters, spatial events for 16 percussionists 1995 Chamber Music
Jazz Toccata on a Bach Theme (Toccata on "Wachet Auf"), for 2 pianos 1940 Keyboard
A Plan of the Air, for mutliple wind ensembles & 2 conductors 1975 Band Music
Northern Lights Over the Twin Cities, a Spatial Assembly of Auroral Echoes, for multiple ensembles & 6 conductors 1985 Choral
Double-Crank Hand Organ Music, for 2 pianos 1933 Keyboard
Hieroglyphics 3 for viola, mezzo-soprano, organ, vibraphone, piano, harpsichord, timpani & chimes 1957 Vocal Music
Verticals Ascending for wind ensemble Chamber Music
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