Leonard Bernstein

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A Harvard graduate, Bernstein was an accomplished music composer and conductor with more than 20 awards to his credit.
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Compositions

Year Title
1976 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, musical (withdrawn) Show/Musical Musical Theater
35, for piano (unpublished) Keyboard Solo
1945 Afterthought (study for ballet "Facsimile"), for voice & piano (withdrawn) Vocal Music
Ain't Got No Tears Left, song for voice & piano (from "On the Town") Vocal Music
America, song (from "West Side Story") Vocal Music Show Tune
America Medley, for orchestra Orchestral Medley
1948 Anniversaries (4), for piano Keyboard
1949 Anniversaries (5), for piano Keyboard
1943 Anniversaries (7), for piano Keyboard
1988 Anniversaries (13), for piano Keyboard
1988 Arias & Barcarolles (7 of 9 songs in this set are by Bernstein), for mezzo-soprano, baritone, strings & percussion (or piano duet) Vocal Music Aria
Berlioz Takes a Trip, narration by Bernstein with orchestral accompaniment Miscellaneous (Classical)
1956 Best of All Posible Worlds, for voice & orchestra or piano (from "Candide") Vocal Music Song
1947 La Bonne Cuisine: 4 recipes, for voice & piano Vocal Music
1948 Brass Music, pieces (5) for piano, trumpet, horn, trombone & tuba Chamber Music Suite
1960 Bridal Suite, for 2 pianos (includes "Three Wedding Dances") Keyboard
By Bernstein, musical cabaret (withdrawn) Show/Musical Musical Theater
Candide, operetta in 2 acts (Scottish opera or final revised version) Opera Operetta
Candide, operetta in 2 acts (Chelsea version) Opera Musical Theater
1989 Candide, operetta in 2 acts (Concert version) Opera
Candide, operetta in 2 acts (New York City Opera House version) Opera Operetta
1955 Candide, operetta in 2 acts (original version, withdrawn) Opera Operetta
1956 Candide, overture to the operetta Orchestral Overture to Stage Work
1977 Candide, suite from the operetta in 2 parts for voices, chorus & orchestra Choral
1965 Chichester Psalms, for boy soloist, chorus & orchestra Choral Psalm
1986 Concerto for Orchestra (Jubilee Games), for orchestra Orchestral
1945 Dance Episodes (3) from "On the Town", for orchestra Orchestral Dance
1989 Dance Suite, for brass quintet & optional percussion Chamber Music Brass Quintet
1946 Dance Variations (3) from Fancy Free, for orchestra Orchestral
1980 Divertimento, for orchestra Orchestral Divertimento
1944 Dream With Me, song for voice & piano with obbligato cello Vocal Music
1974 Dybbuk, ballet Ballet Ballet
1974 Dybbuk, Suite No.1, for tenor, bass & orchestra Vocal Music
1974 Dybbuk, Suite No.2 (Eight Dances), for orchestra Orchestral
1948 Elegy for Mippy I, for horn & piano (from "Brass Music") Chamber Music Elegy
1950 Elegy for Mippy II, for trombone (from "Brass Music") Chamber Music Elegy
1946 Facsimile, ballet Ballet Ballet
1946 Facsimile, Choreographic Essay, for orchestra (from the ballet) Orchestral Suite from larger work
1944 Fancy Free, ballet Ballet Ballet
1961 Fanfare for the 25th Anniversary of the High School of Music & Art, N. Y. C., for brass ensemble Chamber Music Fanfare
1948 Fanfare for Bima, for brass quintet (from "Brass Music") Chamber Music Brass Quintet
1961 Fanfare for the inauguration of J. F. Kennedy, for brass ensemble Chamber Music Fanfare
1958 The Firstborn, incidental music for voice & chorus (withdrawn) Orchestral
For Nicky Slonimsky, for piano (unpublished) Keyboard Solo
1956 Glitter and Be Gay, for soprano & orchestra (from "Candide") Vocal Music Aria
1981 Halil, nocturne for flute solo, piccolo, alto flute, percussion & harp; also for flute, piano & percussion Concerto Nocturne
1945 Hashkiveinu, for tenor, chorus & organ Choral
How a Great Symphony Was Written (Lecture) Miscellaneous (Classical)
I Can Cook Too, song (from "On the Town") Vocal Music Song
1957 I Feel Pretty, song (from "West Side Story") Vocal Music Show Tune
1943 I Hate Music, cycle of "5 kid songs" for soprano & piano Vocal Music
In Our Time, song for voice & piano Vocal Music Song
Invocation and Trance, for voice & orchestra (or 2 pianos) (from "Dybbuk") Vocal Music
1953 It's Love, song (from "Wonderful Town") Vocal Music Song
1955 The Lark, incidental music for countertenor, chorus & percussion Orchestral Incidental Music
1966 Leonard Bernstein Discusses Charles Ives (Lecture) Miscellaneous (Classical)
Leonard Bernstein discusses material & structure in Bach's St. Matthew Passion (Lecture) Miscellaneous (Classical) Passion
1956 Like Everybody Else (originally written for "West Side Story"), song for voice & piano Vocal Music
1945 Lonely Me, song for voice & piano (originally written for "On the Town") Vocal Music
1944 Lonely Town, song (from "On the Town") Vocal Music Song
1949 Love Songs (2), for voice & piano Vocal Music Song
Lucky to Be Me, for voice & piano (from "On the Town") Vocal Music Song
1979 The Madwoman of Central Park West, musical (collaboration; 2 numbers by Bernstein) Show/Musical Musical Theater
1956 Make Our Garden Grow, song for voice & orchestra or piano (from "Candide") Vocal Music Song
1957 Maria, song (from "West Side Story") Vocal Music Show Tune
1971 Mass, theatre piece for singers, players & dancers Choral Musical Theater
1971 Meditations (2) from "Mass", for orchestra Orchestral
1977 Meditations (3) from "Mass", for cello & orchestra; also for cello & piano Concerto Suite from larger work
1984 Meditations Before a Wedding, for piano (unpublished) Keyboard Meditation
1988 Missa Brevis, for alto, chorus & percussion (or 7 violins & percussion) Choral Mass
1966 Mixolydian Mixup, for piano (unpublished) Keyboard Solo
1938 Music for the Dance I, for piano Keyboard
1938 Music for the Dance II, for piano Keyboard
1980 A Musical Toast, for orchestra Orchestral
1979 My New Friends, song for voice & piano (from "The Madwoman of Central Park West") Vocal Music
1944 New York, New York, song for voice & piano (from "On the Town") Vocal Music Song
1937 Non Troppo Presto, for piano Keyboard Solo
Ohio, song (from "Wonderful Town") Vocal Music Song
1981 Olympic Hymn, for chorus & orchestra (withdrawn) Choral Hymn
On the Town, film score Film Score
1944 On the Town, musical Show/Musical Musical Theater
On the Waterfront, film score Film Score
1955 On the Waterfront, symphonic suite Orchestral Suite
One Hand, One Heart, song (from "West Side Story") Vocal Music Show Tune
1985 One-Minute for Charlie, for piano (unpublished) Keyboard Solo
1950 Peter Pan, incidental music Orchestral Incidental Music
1938 Piano Sonata Keyboard Sonatina
1937 Piano Trio Chamber Music Trio
1979 Piccola Serenata, vocalise for voice & piano Vocal Music Etude
1962 Pre-performance remarks: "Don't be frightened. Mr. Gould is here..." Miscellaneous (Classical)
1949 Prelude, Fugue & Riffs, for clarinet & jazz ensemble Concerto Fugue
1965 Presto Barbaro, for brass & percussion with optional piano (from "On the Waterfront" suite) Orchestral
1935 Psalm 148, for voice & piano Vocal Music
1987 A Quiet Place ("Ruh und Frieden"), opera in 3 acts (German version of Revised version) Opera
1984 A Quiet Place, opera in 3 acts (Revised version) Opera
1983 A Quiet Place, opera in 4 acts (Original version; withdrawn) Opera Opera
1991 A Quiet Place, suite from the opera (arr. by Sid Ramin and M. T. Thomas with M. Barrett) Orchestral
1947 Rinah, Hebrew folksong arranged for chorus & orchestra Choral
1947 Rondo for Lifey, for trumpet & piano (from "Brass Music") Chamber Music Rondo
1955 Sabras (4), for piano Keyboard
1945 Say When, song for voice & piano (originally written for "On the Town") Vocal Music
1954 Serenade (after Plato: Symposium), for violin, harp, percussion & strings; also for violin & piano Orchestral Concerto
1969 Shivaree, for double brass ensemble & percussion (used in "Mass") Orchestral
1951 Silhouette (Galilee), song for voice & piano Vocal Music
1947 Simchu Na, for chorus & piano Choral
1971 A Simple Song, for voice & piano (from "Mass") Vocal Music Song
1977 Slava! A Political Overture, for orchestra Orchestral Overture: Concert
1968 So Pretty, song for voice & piano Vocal Music
1944 Some Other Time, song (from "On the Town") Vocal Music Show Tune
Something's coming, song (from "West Side Story") Vocal Music Show Tune
1957 Somewhere, song (from "West Side Story") Vocal Music Song
1941 Sonata for clarinet & piano Chamber Music Sonata
1940 Sonata for violin & piano Chamber Music Sonata
1977 Songfest, song cycle for 6 singers & orchestra or piano Vocal Music
1964 Spring Will Come Again, song for voice & piano (originally written for "The Skin of Our Teeth") Vocal Music
1960 Symphonic Dances (9) from "West Side Story", for orchestra (orchestrated with Ramin & Kostal) Orchestral Dance
1942 Symphony No. 1 ("Jeremiah"), for mezzo-soprano & orchestra Symphony Symphony
1949 Symphony No. 2 ("The Age of Anxiety"), for piano & orchestra or 2 pianos Symphony Symphony
1963 Symphony No. 3 ("Kaddish"), for soprano, speakers, choruses & orchestra Symphony Symphony
1976 Take Care of This House, for voice & orchestra or piano (from "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue") Vocal Music
To What You Said, for voice & piano Vocal Music
1957 Tonight, song (from "West Side Story") Vocal Music Show Tune
1981 Touches (Chorale, 8 Variations & Coda), competition test piece for piano Keyboard Chorale
1933 Transcription: Copland: "El Salón Mexico", for 1 or 2 pianos Keyboard
1951 Trouble in Tahiti, opera in 1 act Opera Opera
1967 Valse Lente after GAEA, for piano (unpublished) Keyboard Waltz
1977 Valse Lente, for piano ("Für Ger(e)da") (unpublished) Keyboard Waltz
1988 Variations on an Octatonic Theme, for orchestra Orchestral
1989 Vayomer Elohim (Let There Be Light), for voice & piano Vocal Music
1948 Waltz for Mippy III, for tuba & piano (from "Brass Music") Chamber Music Waltz
1970 Warm-up, a round for chorus, bell & scat sounds (used in "Mass") Choral Round
West Side Story, film score Film Score Film Score
1955 West Side Story, musical Show/Musical Musical Theater
A White House Cantata, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (concert version of "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue") Choral Cantata
1953 Wonderful Town, musical in 2 acts Show/Musical Musical Theater
Work(s) Miscellaneous (Classical)
1950 Yigdal, Hebrew liturgical melody for chorus & piano Choral