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
Music for an Imaginary Ballet 1946 Chamber Music
Hommage aux Frères Marx, three faithful portraits Chamber Music
Angels and Devils for flute & orchestra 1931 Concerto
A Concord Symphony, for orchestra (after Charles Ives' Concord Sonata) Orchestral
An Era Any Time of Year: A Walking Ceremony 1987 Vocal Music
Music for a Five and Dime Store, for piano, violin & percussion 1932 Chamber Music
Ghost Nets, for double-bass & 2 instrumental groups 1988 Concerto
Pathways to Security: Ambulant Spatial Cantata 1990 Vocal Music
Mass in Gregorian Chant for Multiple Flutes ("Mass for June 16") 1984 Chamber Music
The 3-Way Canon Blues 1946 Choral
Orbits, A Spatial Symphonic Ritual for 80 Trombones, organ and Sopranino voice 1979 Symphony
Meteor Farm: A Spatial Concert of Ceremonies 1981 Orchestral Avant-Garde Music
Wind, Water, Clouds and Fire, oratorio for 3 women's choruses, children's chorus, ensemble & organ 2004 Choral
Homeless People, spatial event for prepared piano, accordion & string quartet 1993 Chamber Music
Concerto for trumpet & 9 instruments Chamber Music
Whoopee in D, for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bassoon, contrabasson & 2 horns 1938 Chamber Music
Revenge Before Breakfast, for piccolo, clarinet, violin, cello, 2 percussionists & accordion 1982 Chamber Music
Verticals Ascending for wind ensemble Chamber Music
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