Albert Breier

Composer and Writer
english

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List of Works

1. Music for Orchestra

Nebelatem (2013) 8'
for orchestra; 2(II+Picc).2(II+Ca).2(II+Bcl).2 – 2.2.2.0. – Tp.Perc(2-3) – 8.6.5.4.3; (music examples #1; #2)

Große Landschaft I. Einsamkeit und Zuspruch / Large Landscape I. Solitude and Consolation (2008 - 2010) 52'
for orchestra; 3.2.2Bcl.2Cbn – 4.2.3.1 – Tp.Perc(3) – Str(12.10.10.8.6); (music examples #1; #2; #3)

Licht im Vorübergehen (2009) 8'
for orchestra; 2.2.2.2. – 4.2.3.0 – Tp.Perc(2) – Str.(min.8.7.6.5.3); (music example)

Große Landschaft III / Large Landscape III (2002 / 2003) 90'
for orchestra; 3(III+Picc).2.3(III+Bcl.).3(III+Cbn.) – 4.2.3.1 – Tp.Perc(3) – Str(min.8.8.7.6.4); (music examples #1; #2; #3)

Wald der Klänge des Gedenkens / Sonorous Forest of Remembrance (1999) 30'
for 18 strings, bells and glockenspiel; Perc(3) – Str(9.0.3.4.2); (music examples #1; #2)

Feld und Leuchten (1997) 20'
for chamber orchestra; 4.1.0.0 – 0.0.0.0 – Tp.Perc(2).Pno(+Cel) – Str; (music examples #1; #2)

Verbundene Berge (1992) 30'
for orchestra; 3(II+Picc, III+Afl).3(III+Ca).3(III+Bcl).3(III+Cbn) – 4.3.3.1 – Tp.Perc(3).Cel – Str; music examples #1; #2)

Serenade (1990) 14'
for orchestra; 2.2.2.2. – 2.2.0.0. – Tp.Perc(2) – Str; (music example)

Wege des Wanderers (1989) 16'
for large chamber orchestra; 1Afl.0.3,2Bcl.0 – 0.0.4.0 – Tp.Perc.Hp.Pno.Cel – Str(1.0.3.0.2); (music example)

Komposition für Orchester Nr.2 / Composition for Orchestra No.2 (1985) 15'
3(II+Picc, III+Afl).3(III+Ca).2(II+EbCl),Bcl.3(III+Cbn – 4.3.3.1 – Tp.Perc(2-3).Hp.Cel – Str; (music examples #1; #2)

Berceuse (1983) 10'
for large orchestra; 3(II+Picc,III+Afl).2Ca.2Bcl.2Cbn – 4.3.3.1 – Tp.Perc(2).Hp.Pno.Cel.Hchd – Str

Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester / Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (1982) 22'
SoloCl – 3(II+Picc,III+Afl).3(II+Ob.d’amore, III+Ca).2EbCl.3(III+Cbn) – 6.3.3.0 – Hp.Pno.Cel.Hchd. – Str

2. Chamber Music

Schmaler Weg durch Dämmerung / Narrow Path Through Dusk (2012) 9'
for flute, clarinet and violin; (music example)

Weiße Elegie / White Elegy (2011) 16'
for viola and piano; (music example)

Schattenwechsel (2010) 20'
for string trio

Der Weg und die Zeit / Time and the Way (2006) 120'
for piano, percussion, cello, flute, clarinet and violin; (music examples #1; #2; #3)

Trio (2001) 20'
for violin, viola and cello; (music example)

Composition Without Title (2000) 25'
for three flutes, three clarinets and three horns; (music examples #1; #2)

Trio (1998) 15'
for flute, cello and piano; (music example)

Duo II (1998) 52'
for cello and piano; (music example)

Three compositions for two (groups of) instruments and piano.
The three pieces may be performed individually or as a cycle:

Komposition ohne Titel / Composition without title (1997) 15'
for violin, cello and piano; (music example)

Komposition ohne Titel / Composition without title (1997) 15'
for two violins and piano; (music example)

Komposition ohne Titel / Composition without title (1997) 25'
for four clarinets, string quartet and piano; (music example)

Sextett (1996) 20'
for two violins, two violas and two cellos; (music example)

Quartet (1996) 20'
for piano, violin, viola and cello; (music example)

Duo I (1995) 15'
for cello and piano; (music example)

Quintet (1993) 15'
for clarinet and string quartet; (music examples #1; #2)

Harmoniemusik (1990) 13'
after Mozart’s Maurerische Trauermusik; for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns and 2 bassoons; (music example)

Trauermusik (1980) 11'
for eight wind instruments and harp; 2.Ob.d’amore.Bcl.1(+Cbn) – 1.0.2.0 – Hp

3. Works for String Quartet

Fifth String Quartet (2008 - 2012) 20'
(music examples #1; #2; #3)

Fourth String Quartet (2004) 22'
(music examples #1; #2)

Third String Quartet (1999) 10'
commissioned by a quartet of amateurs; (music example)

Second String Quartet (1988) 55'
to the memory of Morton Feldman; (music examples #1; #2)

First String Quartet (1982) 10'
(music example)

Bagatelles and Canons (1982) 5'
(music example)

4. Piano Music

Klavierstück / Piano Piece VI (1996) 38'
(music example)

Klavierstück / Piano Piece V (1993) 11'
(music example)

Klavierstück / Piano Piece IV (1987) 8'
(music example)

Klavierstück / Piano Piece III (1987) 15'
(music examples #1; #2)

Klavierstück / Piano Piece II (1989) 11'
(music example)

Klavierstück / Piano Piece I (1983) 14'
(music example)

The Piano Pieces may be performed individually or in cycles.
Possible sequences: II, III, IV or V, VI or I-VI.

Zehn Tänze / Ten Dances (1986) 20'
for two pianos; (music example)

5. Organ Music

Stiller Dienst / Silent Service (2009 - 2013) 55'
for organ; (music example)

Komposition (ohne Titel) / Composition (without title) (1986) 10'
for cello and organ

Execution (1981) 11'
for organ (two players)

6. Vocal Music

A) Secular

Sonnet of Evening by Gerard Manley Hopkins (2012) 8'
for mezzo soprano, flute and piano; text in english; (music example)

Seven Poems by Oskar Pastior (1992) 15'
for soprano and piano; text in german; (music example)

Wiegenlied by Matthias Claudius (1990) 1'
for soprano and piano; text in german; (music example)

Five Madrigals after Poems by Paul Verlaine (1988-91) 17'
for a cappella chorus (5vv) or ensemble of soloists; text in french; (music example)

Three Poems by Friedrich Hölderlin (1983) 10'
for soprano and chamber ensemble (flute, alto flute, bass clarinet, harp, 2 violas, cello, double bass); text in german; (music example)

"Repeat that, repeat" by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1983) 1'
for soprano and flute; text in english

Seven Choir Pieces after Poems by Lucia Cors (1982/83) 17’
for mixed choir (4 and 8 vv) or ensemble of soloists; text in german; (music example)

"A sepal, petal, and a thorn" by Emily Dickinson (1982) 1'
for alto voice, flute and viola (or violin); alternative version for soprano; text in english

B) Sacred (all texts are in latin)

Mass (2007) 45'
for mixed choir a cappella (24vv); (music examples #1; #2; #3)

The 76th Psalm (2001) 10'
for mixed choir a cappella (8vv); (music example)

Cantus poenitentialis (2001) 19'
A: The 38th Psalm (7’); B: Cantus de missa pro remissione peccatorum (12’); 4vv (CountertenorTTB); The two parts may be performed separately; (music examples #1; #2)

Requiem (2000) 40'
For mixed choir a cappella (12vv) or ensemble of soloists; (music examples #1; #2)