David Berlin

Composer...Music Educator...Multimedia Developer

Specializing in music and other content for special projects, arts organizations, education, motion pictures, audio-visual and multi-media productions.

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CATALOGUE

Title

 

SYNCHRONIZATION

Supplementary Information

Medium of Performance

 

Band and Electronic Tape

Date of Completion

 

1971

Performance Time

 

approximately 7 minutes.

OCTET FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

(three movements)

Chamber Ensemble

flute, b-flat clarinet, b-flat trumpet, F. horn, trombone, violin,

bass viol, percussion

1972

approximately 7 minutes

VARIANTS FOR ORCHESTRA

(thirteen short movements)

Symphony Orchestra

Fl.1, Fl.2 (doubles Picc.), Ob. 1, Ob.2, B-flat Cl.1 & 2, Bsn. 1&2, F. Hrn. 1,2 & 3, B-flat Trpt. 1,2 & 3, Trb., 1,2 & 3, Perc. (10 instruments) Violin 1, Vn.2, Vla., Vc., Cb.

1972

approximately 15 minutes

THREE MIXTURES FOR FOUR BASSOONS AND TAPE

three movements

Four tenor bassoons and electronic tape

1973

approximately 7 min. 30 sec.

ARTICULATIONS FOR SOPRANO AND TAPE

(five movements)

Soprano and electronic tape

1973

five minutes, 12 seconds

INTERACTIONS FOR FLUTE AND TAPE

Solo flute and electronic tape

1973

approximately 4 minutes, 45 seconds

MUSIC FOR BRASS AND PERCUSSION

 

 

Electronic Variations

three movements

Brass Ensemble

sixteen brass, one percussion

 

Recorded Electronic Music

1973

 

 

 

1973

approximately seven minutes, thirty seconds

 

7 min., 10 seconds

QUADRAPHONICS FOR BRASS QUINTET

BRASS QUINTET

two b-flat trumpets, F. horn, trombone, bass trombone

1974

approximately 8 minutes, 30 seconds

EXCLAMATIONS FOR MIXED CHORUS

chorus

S,S,A,T,B

1974

approximately 6 minutes

FRAGMENTS FOR PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

Percussion Ensemble

approximately ten players

1974

approximately 6 minutes

ESSENCES

Viola and electronic tape

1975

approximately 5 minutes

QUINTET FOR BASSOON AND STRINGS

three movements

tenor bassoon and string quartet

optional contrabassoon in second movement

two violins, viola, cello

1975

approximately 8 minutes, 30 seconds

STRUCTURES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

three movements

chamber orchestra

one of each wind instrument

1975

approximately 10 minutes

PATTERNS

three movements

Saxophone quartet

soprano, alto, tenor, baritone

1975

approximately 6 minutes

CARICATURE FOR WIND BAND

concert band

1976

approximately 5 minutes

FLUCTUATIONS

Flute choir

piccolo, five flutes, four alto flutes

1976

approximately 6 minutes

SYNERGISM #1

Instrumental ensemble

any number or combination of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello, bass viol

1976

variable from 2 to approximately 7 minutes

TRIO FOR FLUTE, OBOE AND GUITAR

three movements

Published by the Guitar Foundation of America

Flute, oboe, guitar

1977

approximately 4 minutes, 30 seconds

TRIO FOR FLUTE, OBOE AND CLARINET

Flute, oboe, b-flat clarinet

1977

approximately 3 minutes

QUINTET FOR WOODWINDS

three movements

Woodwind quintet

Flute, oboe, b-flat clarinet, horn in F, bassoon

1977

approximately 5 minutes

IN TWO

cello duet

1978

approximately 4 minutes

JABBERWOCKY

electronic tape

1978

approximately 6 minutes, 45 seconds

MENAGERIE

four movements; Birds, Bugs, Snakes, Beasts

chamber orchestra

flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn in F, trumpet in b-flat,trombone, violin, viola, 'cello, bass viol, percussion

1979

approximately 10 minutes

QUINTET FOR WIND INSTRUMENTS

three movements

Woodwind Quintet

flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon

1979

approximately 7 minutes, 40 seconds

THREE MINIATURES

three movements

Guitar solo

published by the Guitar Foundation of America

1979

approximately 4 minutes

METAMORPHISM

flute/piccolo, oboe, b-flat clarinet, bassoon, F. horn, b-flat trumpet, trombone, percussion (2 players), violin 1, violin 2, viola, 'cello, bass viol Orchestra

1980

approximately 13 minutes, 30 seconds

MUSEUM PIECE

Art Song

male voice (tenor or baritone) and piano

1980

approximately 5 minutes, 50 seconds

INTERMIX

French Horn and electronic sounds

1980

approximately 7 minutes, 57 seconds

ANTITHESES

Piano

solo

1981

approximately 5 minutes, 30 seconds

CHEYT-M

Based on a painting by Victor Vasarely

five movements

Solo percussion with electronic tape

optional 35 millimeter slides

optional dancers

1981

approximately 9 minutes

QUARTET FOR CLARINETS

Three b-flat clarinets and 1 b-flat bass clarinet

1982

approximately 7 minutes, 30 seconds

French Horn and Electronic Sounds

EXTENSIONS

B-flat clarinet and electronic tape

1983

approximately 6 minutes, 30 seconds

MUSIC FOR SIX

Woodwind Quintet and electronic tape

flute, oboe, B-flat clarinet, F. horn, bassoon

1984

approximately 7 minutes, 30 seconds

CONCERTO GROSSO FOR WINDS, PERCUSSION AND ELECTRONIC TAPE

Symphonic Wind Ensemble and electronic tape

antiphonal brass group, solo woodwind group, ripieno group, tape

1985

approximately 15 minutes

PLAYING FOR TIME

Solo 'Cello and electronic tape

1986

approximately 9 minutes

PALINDROMOS

electronic tape, dancers, narrator

1986

approximately 9 minutes

COMMON THREADS

Alto Saxophone and electronic tape

1987

approximately 6 minutes, 45 seconds

AT SOME POINT IN TIME

movement 1

movement 2

movement 3

movement 4

movement 5

five movements

Woodwind Quintet

flute, oboe, b-flat clarinet, F. horn, bassoon

originally written to include choreography

1987

approximately 20 minutes

SHENANIGANS

Oboe, Bassoon and electronic tape

1987

approximately 6 minutes, 30 seconds

NO MORE MASKS

Electronic tape

originally with dancers

1987

approximately 30 minutes, 30 seconds

CLIPPINGS

MEDIA CYCLE

 

electronic tape, soprano, piano, actors, dancers, laser images

1989

approximately 30 minutes

SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH

Zaney Names, Confessions, She Used to Scream Alot, When Love Comes

a subset of "Clippings")

Song Cycle

soprano and piano

1989

approximately eight minutes

ORBIS VITAE DISCIPULT

(THE LIFE-CYCLE OF A STUDENT)

Commissioned by Slippery Rock University on the occasion of it's centenniel celebration.

Chamber Ensemble

flute, alto saxophone, trumpet, piano, percussion

1989

approximately 10 minutes

HOMAGE TO THEO

(text by Rosaly Roffman)

Live narrator with pre-recorded electronic tape

1990

approximately 10 minutes

HOTEL FIESTA

(text by Lynn Emanuel)

Media Cycle

narrator, electronic tape, dancers

1990

approximately 20 minutes

SUITE OF POPULAR DANCES

Electronic Tape

1990

approximately 10 minutes

MOST INOPPORTUNE

Mezzo Soprano and Piano

1990

approximately 2 minutes, 23 seconds

FANFARE FOR THE FUTURE

Commissioned by The Carnegie

for the dedication of the Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA

BAND PLUS PRE-RECORDED ELECTRONIC SOUNDS

To be performed in conjunction with a laser show

1990

approximately 1 minute, 45 seconds

MEMOIRS

A.K.A. Memoirs (of a Dutiful Daughter)

Commissioned by Pat McKeown and Dancers

Media cycle; Audio tape with optional dancer

1990

approximately 17 minutes, 30 seconds

RENGA

On a text by Rosaly Roffman

Chamber Ensemble with voice

Fl., F. Horn, Harp, Synthesizer, Low Soprano, Percussi

1991

approximately 8 minutes

JOHNNY CAIN'T READ!

Song on a humorous text

Song

Low Soprano (Mezzo) and Piano

1990

approximately 16 minutes, 05 seconds

CHARACTERS AND CRITTERS

Commissioned by Pat McKeown and Dancers for a childrens show.

written under the pseudonym "D. Sherwood Buck"

Two versions:

1. Woodwind Quintet

2. Audio Tape

1991

approximately 16 minutes, 05 seconds

DOCTOR ZOOLOGY (title/theme song)

Commissioned by Pat McKeown and Dancers for a childrens show.

jazz combo and voice

1991

approximately 2 minutes, 30 seconds

MARGIE BARKER HAS FILED SUIT

Soprano voice and Piano

1989

approximately 1 minutes, 30 seconds

PANORAMA

Commissioned by Roderick Booker Dir., Hempfield High School

 Symphonic Band

1992

approximately 7 minutes, 10 seconds

CHRISTOPHER'S QUEST

Commissioned by Pat McKeown and Dancers

Recording

Incidental Music for a children's theatre production

1992

approximately 50 minutes, 00 seconds

Colloquy

COMMISSIONED BY PHILIP VAN OUSE

TUBA AND ELECTRONIC SOUNDS

1992

approximately 6 minutes, 30 seconds

LOVE SONGS OF LOST THINGS AND DISCARDS

A MEDIA CYCLE ON A TEXT BY ROSALY ROFFMAN

LIVE NARRATOR, MEZZO SOPRANO AND PIANO

1993

approximately 8 minutes, 0 seconds

FESTIVAL PRELUDE

Commissioned by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association

for the Region Orchestra Festival conducted by Jooyong Ahn in March, 1994

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Fl., Ob., B-flat Clar., Bsn., Horn, B-flat Trpt., Trb., Tympani, Percussion, Vn.1, Vn.2, Va., Vc., CB.

1993

approximately 4 minutes, 30 seconds

SONATA FOR 'CELLO AND PIANO

Written for Elizabeth Skavish

Cello and Piano

1993

approximately 13 minutes, 30 seconds

DOCTOR ZOOLOGY

ELECTRONIC MUSIC FOR: LIVE THEATRICAL PRODUCTION, VIDEO

Audio Recording

1994

approximately 17 minutes, 0 seconds

DECISIONS

Ensemble with standards-based instruction.

ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTS IN VARIOUS FLEXIBLE COMBINATIONS RANGING FROM FIVE TO FULL ORCHESTRA

1994

approximately 4 minutes, 0 seconds

SHORT SUITE

FLUTE, VIOLIN (ALSO PLAYS CLAVES), CELLO

1994-95

approximately 6 minutes

MARCH

Written for high-school students.

 

BRASS QUINTET

1994

approximately 2 minutes, 0 seconds

MUSIC FORMULTI-MEDIA PRODUCTION VOL.1

MIDI-FILES to suggest variousmoods/atmospheres for students to use in connection with interactive multi-mediaprojects.

MIDI files and/or printed scores.

1995

approximately 15-20 seconds per example

ANCIENT ELEMENTS FROM THE VESSEL OF INFINITY

COMPUTER INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA

CD-Rom

1995

indeterminate

INTERACTIVE MUSIC

Commissioned by the North Allegheny FineArts Coalition.

COMPUTER CD-Rom

1997

approximately 3 minutes, per movement.

MONOLOGUE

Commishioned by Carl Adams

solo unaccompanied flute

1997

approximately 5 minutes

Poetic Pots

comissoned by the North Allegheny Fine Arts Coalition.

Interactive Computer CD-Rom

1997

Indeterminate

Brilla La Luz ala Gente del Sol

(Shine a Light on the People of the Sun)

comissoned by the North Allegheny Fine Arts Coalition

Audio CD-Rom plusSix computer players doubling ideaphone, digeriedoo, Tibetan Cymbals (Computers contain digital soundsVideo Projections ) and dancers

1998

ca. 5 min, 30 sec.

Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra

Written for TerrI Donneley

Trombone and Orchestra

1999

MC Richards Soundfugue

Written for a Memorial Retrospective

Four Narrators and Electronic Sounds

2000

Yet Another Millennium

comissoned by the North Allegheny Fine Arts Coalition

Electronic Music

2000

Connect (dis) Connect

Music for a collaboration with "Troika Ranch" Dance Company. Comissoned by the North Allegheny Fine Arts Coalition

Live musicians and Electronic Sounds

2001

ca. 11 min

Fanfare

Brass Quintet

2 B-flat Trumpets, Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba

2001

1 min.

Allegheny Fantasy

Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Piano

2001

ca. 5 min.

Declaration for Brass Quintet

Brass Quintet

2 B-flat Trumpets, Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba

2001

ca. 2 min. 45 sec.

Poem for Unaccompanied 'Cello

Solo 'Cello

2001

ca. 4 min. 45 sec.

After the Fall

Commissioned by Holly Boda-Sutton and Rosaly Roffman. Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Electronic Music for a performance piece with narrators and dancers created in collaboration with Rosaly Roffman, Poet and Holly Boda-Sutton, Choreographer.

2002

ca. 20 min

Character Pieces

Violin and Piano

2002

Ca. 8 min. 40 sec.

The World Curator

Commissioned by Holly Boda-Sutton and Rosaly Roffman. Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Music for a media cycle-performance piece with narrators and dancers created in collaboration with Rosaly Roffman, Poet and Holly Boda-Sutton, Choreographer.

2003

16 min., 30 sec.

Conflux

Violn and Electronic audio cues

2003

Ca 9 min, 50 sec.

The Landscape of Sorrow; the Little Match Girl

For the Sacred Dance Group of Eastern University commissiioned by Karen Clemente

Electronic Music for a media cycle-performance piece with narrators and dancers created in collaboration with Rosaly Roffman, Poet and Karen Clemente, Choreographer.

2004

27 minutes, 5 seconds

Fanfare for the Uncommon Student

For the Philadelphia Classical Symphony, Karl Middleman, Cond

Commissioned by the Partners for Distance Learning and Karl Middleman

Trumpet 1 in Bb, Trumpet 2 in Bb, Trumpet 3 in Bb, Horn 1 in F, Horn 2 in F, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Tuba, Timpani, Cymbals, Snare Drum, Temple Blocks

2005

1 min., 37 seconds

Etude in 016

Piano Solo

2006

1 min., 45 sec.

Out of the Deep

Commissioned by the Indiana University of PA Dance Theater, Holly Boda, Artistic Director

Media cycle for music, poetry and dance. Performance

2006

35 min.

Music for Friends

Written for the Center for Young Musicians, Wexford, PA Cello Ensemble.

21. Folk songs from around the world arranged for beginning level elementary school 'Cello duet.

2006

1. min. each

Humpback Rhapsody

Written for the 60X60 Music Project, Robert Voisey, Music Director.

Electronic

2007

1. min.

Sixty Second Music vol.. 1

Eleven one-minute pieces

Electronic

2007-2009

11 minutes

Furoshiki

Media cycle for music, poetry and dance. Performance

2007-2008

30 minutes

Whirligig

Written in conjunction with instructional programming

Electronic

2008-2009

1 min.

 

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