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
Ghost Nets, for double-bass & 2 instrumental groups 1988 Concerto
Pathways to Security: Ambulant Spatial Cantata 1990 Vocal Music
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
Hieroglyphics 3 for viola, mezzo-soprano, organ, vibraphone, piano, harpsichord, timpani & chimes 1957 Vocal Music
Northern Lights Over the Twin Cities, a Spatial Assembly of Auroral Echoes, for multiple ensembles & 6 conductors 1985 Choral
A Plan of the Air, for mutliple wind ensembles & 2 conductors 1975 Band Music
Litany of Tides, spatial antiphonies for solo violin, large orchestra, small orchestra & 4 soprano soloists 1983 Orchestral
Revenge Before Breakfast, for piccolo, clarinet, violin, cello, 2 percussionists & accordion 1982 Chamber Music
Double-Crank Hand Organ Music, for 2 pianos 1933 Keyboard
Rainforest, an environmental spatial oratorio for 4 singers, 19 instrumentalists & 2 conductors Vocal Music
Dormant Craters, spatial events for 16 percussionists 1995 Chamber Music
Dialog in the Jungle, for solo voice, brass quintet & woodwind quintet 1964 Vocal Music
Solar Moth, concerto for violin & ensemble 1979 Concerto
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