List of Compositions (selected)

In Common - Duets by David MacbrideConundrum - the Percussion Music of David Macbride featuring Benjamin Toth

  • Envelop (1972) for solo perc. (6’) – perf. throughout US and abroad
  • Innova Recordings: The Percussion Music of David Macbride featuring Benjamin Toth
  • Ever Inward (1975) for solo vibes (8’) – perf. throughout US
  • As Before (1978) for solo marimba (8’) – perf. throughout US
  • Murder (1978) for fl. & perc. (10’) – perf. throughout US
  • The Pond In A Bowl (1980) – a one act opera (30’) – premiered by Golden Fleece Composers Chamber Theatre, Lou Rodgers, Director (1981)
  • Quiet (1981) for 7 perc. (4’) – many perf. throughout US and abroad
  • Gageego (1981) (10’)
  • Opus One Records: Gageego
  • Parallax (1983) for solo electric guitar & orch. (20’) – commissioned by Ronnie Montrose & Berkeley (CA) Symphony Orch., Kent Nagano, Director (1983)
  • Xywayz (1985) for xylo, pno. & perc. (12’) – Ian Finkel, xylophone – Gageego – Merkin Concert Hall (1985)
  • Nocturnos de la Ventana (1986) for tenor & chamber orch. (18’) – Frank Hoffmeister, The Prism Orchestra, Robert Black, conductor – Merkin Concert Hall (1987)
  • Owl Records (Starkland): #34
  • A Lullaby (1986) for six voices (SAATBB) (7’) – Western Wind, WNYC Americathon, Juilliard (1988)
  • Balanza (1986) for voice at the pno. (8’)
  • Albany Records (Troy 472): A Composer’s Journey with the Poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca – Christine Schadeberg
  • Permit Me Voyage (1987) for SATB Chorus (3’) – Western Wind, WNYC Americathon, Juilliard (1988)
  • Concora Recordings (CT Choral Artists): HDP-305, Richard Coffey, Director
  • Three Dances (1987) for string quartet (30’) – Aurora String Quartet (1990) – subsequent perf. by Avalon Quartet
  • Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) #640: Aurora String Quartet
  • For Four (1988) for marimba quartet (14’) – Ben Toth & Hartt Graduate Percussion Trio (1994)
  • Innova Recordings: The Percussion Music of David Macbride featuring Benjamin Toth
  • Ssh… (1988) for perc. quartet & audience (6’) – The Metropolitan Perc. Qtet – commissioned by Lincoln Center Institute, NYC (1988)
  • AMANAPLANACANALPANAMA (1988) for 11 perc. (10’) – Berklee College of Music Perc. Ens., Dean Anderson, Director – Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Philadelphia, PA (1991)
  • Chartres (1989) for solo pno. (30’)
  • Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) #640: Kathleen Supove, piano
  • Albany Records (Troy 677): In Passing: Solo Piano Music – David Macbride, piano
  • Stand Apart (1989) for sax quartet (12’) – Nice Guy Saxophone Quartet (1993) – subsequent perfs. by Vienna Saxophone Quartet
  • Hartt Recordings: Nice Guy Saxophone Quartet
  • Still Night Thoughts (1989) for solo pno. (10’
  • Albany Records (Troy 677): In Passing: Solo Piano Music – David Macbride, piano
  • Rose Garden (1990) a musical pageantry for orch & audience (60’) – Hartford Symphony (1990)
  • Timing (1990) for 2 perc. (8’) – many perf. throughout US
  • Innova Recordings: The Percussion Music of David Macbride featuring Benjamin Toth
  • How Many Little Children Sleep (1991) for voice & accompaniment – Dora Ohrenstein, sop.; Guy Klucevsek, accordion – Composers Forum, Merkin Concert Hall (NYC) (1994)
  • Triptych (1993) for solo marimba (23’) – Benjamin Toth (1995) – perf. throughout US and Europe
  • Innova Recordings: The Percussion Music of David Macbride featuring Benjamin Toth
  • River Dance (1993) music for 37 boats & 46 dancers (30’) – Housatonic River, Milford, CT (Marylee Hardenburgh, choreographer (Jacob’s Pillow) (1993)
  • River Dance (1993) for symphonic band (23’) – New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble (1998)
  • Shape Notes (1993) for fl. & 2 perc. (12’) – John Wion, fl.; B. Toth & Shane Shanahan, perc. (1995)
  • Innova Recordings: The Percussion Music of David Macbride featuring Benjamin Toth
  • Night (1993) for baritone & pno. (30’) – Fredric Moses, bar.; Irma Vallecillo, pno. (1995)
  • Albany Records (Troy 472): A Composer’s Journey with the Poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca – Fredric Moses, bar.; David Macbride, pno.; Benjamin Toth, perc.
  • Shadow (1993) for 2 baroque fl. (10’) – John Solum & Richard Wyton
  • Innova Recordings: Duets by David
  • The World Is Our Home (1993) for narrator, sop., countertenor, chorus & orch. (16’) – Hartford Symphony Orchestra & Connecticut Children’s Chorus (1994)
  • Split (1995) for 3 perc. (10’) – Hartt Graduate Percussion Trio (1995) – subsequent perf.
  • Hartt Recordings: 20/20
  • A Round (1996) for 2 alto sax (10’) – Susan Fancher & Mark Engebretson (1997) – subsequent perf.
  • Innova Recordings: Duets by David
  • Madrigal (1997) for 2 gtr. (7’) – Goldspiel/Provost Classical Guitar Duo (1998)
  • GPD Recordings: Grand Duo
  • Three Piano Pieces including For Watson Morrison and For Wen-Chao Macbride (1997) (8’) – David Macbride (1997) – subsequent perf. throughout US
  • Albany Records (Troy 677): In Passing: Solo Piano Music – David Macbride, piano
  • Symphony (in four movements) (1997) for orch. (29’) – Hartt Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Leighton Smith, conductor (1999)
  • Conundrum (1997) for pno. & perc. (10’) – Conundrum: D. Macbride & B. Toth (1998)
  • Innova Recordings: Duets by David
  • Poet in New York (1998) for tenor & string orch. (8’) – Royal Spanish Chamber Orchestra, Valencia Spain (1998)
  • From Without (Conundrum 2) (1998) (10’) for prepared piano & timbrack – Conundrum (1998)
  • Innova Recordings: Duets by David
  • In Common (1998) for vln. & temple bowls (16’) – Katie Lansdale, vln.; B. Toth, perc. (1998)
  • Innova Recordings: Duets by David
  • In Passing (1998) for solo pno. (6’) – David Macbride (1998)
  • Albany Records (Troy 677): In Passing: Solo Piano Music – David Macbride, piano
  • Three Moments (1998) for solo b. cl. (3’) – Guido Arbonelli
  • Namaste Recordings: Namaste Suite
  • El Regreso (The Return) (1999) for voice & pno. (16’) – Christine Schadeberg, voice; Christopher Oldfather, pno.
  • Albany Records (Troy 472): A Composer’s Journey with the Poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca
  • Sonatas (after Scarlatti) (1999) (7’)
  • Albany Records (Troy 677): In Passing: Solo Piano Music – David Macbride, piano
  • A Muse (2002) for string quartet (14’) – commissioned by Concert Artists Guild for the Avalon String Quartet, Alice Tully Hall, NYC (2002)
  • Alma at Five (2002) for jazz band (7’) – commissioned by Community Partners Project of ACF Boston
  • Give Back Peace (2004) for narrator, chorus & orch. (14’) – commissioned by Hartt Community Division for the Connecticut Youth Symphony (Daniel D’Addio, Director), Concert Chorale, with Colin McEnroe, narrator (2005)
  • Percussion Concerto (One Revolution) (2005) for solo perc. & orch. (30’) – Hartt Symphony Orch. (Christopher Zimmerman, conductor) with Benjamin Toth, soloist (2005)
  • We Shall Overcome (trad. spiritual) (2005) and This Land Is Your Land (W. Guthrie) (2005) for two steel pan players (12’) – commissioned by Murray Mast & Josh Quillen (2005)
  • Klung (2006) for percussion trio (8’) – commissioned by Quey Percussion Duo & Bill Solomon (2006) – Klung: Gene Koshinski, percussion – Equilibrium Recordings
  • Trio (2006) for violin, viola, and cello (18’) commissioned by the Adaskin String Trio
  • No Percussion Left Behind (an ongoing series of solo percussion pieces) (2006- )
  • Staying The Course (2006) for solo percussion (6’) – perf. throughout US
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  • No Mas Muertes! (No More Deaths!) (2007) for narrator, viola, and guitar (16’) – commissioned by the Roberts Foundation New Works Initiative for the Alturas Duo
  • Piano Concerto (2008) for piano and orchestra (27 min.) – commissioned by Earl MacDonald and the University of Connecticut Symphony Orchestra – performed by Erberk Eryilmaz and the Hartt Symphony Orchestra
  • Percussion Park (2009- ) – a musical installation for percussion (and other instruments) (60+ min.) – perf. at University of North Carolina Pembroke, Hartt School, University of Minnesota Duluth
  • …mountains above, valley below… for solo cello, solo percussion, and string orchestra (2010) – Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra with Bill Solomon and Gabri Athayde (2012)
  • 1 X 4 for solo cello with pre-recorded tracks – commissioned by Bryan Hayslett (2011)
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  • Lullaby for Imogen for violin, trombone, and perc. – commissioned by Janet and Jordan Jacobson for the 016 Ensemble (2011)
  • Point Lobos – Shore Trail – version for solo percussionist playing sets of wind chimes (2011) – commissioned by Gene Koshinski
  • Jiang Cheng Zi for solo voice (2012)
  • “MacPhail 35th Anniversary” for 6 percussionists – co-composer; commissioned by the MacPhail Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN (2012)
  • Songs of the Simple Truth for two speaking voices and instrumental ensemble (2012) – premiered by FITD, Hartt
  • 1 X 8 for solo cello with pre-recorded tracks – commissioned by Bryan Hayslett (2012)
  • Light Waves for six percussionists (2012) – premiered by Ohio University Percussion Ensemble, Joey Van Hassel, Director
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  • “Vexations” for John Cage – co-composer; commissioned by the Generous Ensemble, Hartford, CT (2012)
  • A Study in Meditation for six percussionists (2012)
  • Mourning a Lost Mate for bassoon and two percussionists (2012)
  • Roadside Song for erhu (violin) and xiao dizi (piccolo) (2012)
  • A Letter to Bach for violin solo (2012) – premiered by Janet Jacobson
  • Song (from Kelet) for viola and piano (2012) – premiered by Laura Krentzman and Erberk Erilymaz
  • Cage “Party Pieces Project” (2013) for instrumental ensemble – co-composer; commissioned by Forum Zeitgenössischer Musik Leipzig
  • Standing (2013) for solo vibraphone or solo vibes and a crowd – commissioned by Joey Van Hassel
  • Barack Obama for any ensemble (2013)

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  • Music for a Large Space for winds, brass, percussion, vocalists, and audience (2013) – premiered by the Hartt School Symphony Band (James Jackson III, Director), Hartt Independent Chorus (Matthew Cramer, Director), and audience – Trinity Episcopal Church, Hartford, CT
  • Mandala for chamber orchestra (in progress)
  • Two Sonatas (after Cage) for prepared piano solo (2014) – solo recital tour (DM) (2014)

    Sonata (after Cage and Scarlatti) for piano solo (2014) – solo recital tour (DM) (2014)

  • Love Sonnet (2015) for flute/(alto fl.), viola, guitar, and percussion (inspired by a Pablo Neruda love sonnet) – premiered by Hartford New Music Festival (2015)
  • Tracings for string orchestra with percussion and others (2016) – premiered by Hartt Symphony Orchestra (2016)

    Omen for chamber orchestra and electronics (2016) – premiered by Foot in the Door (Hartt)(2016)

    Marimba Wheel: a sonic ride for marimba quartet and audience (of riders) (2016) – Hartt Perc (219)(2016)

    402: Strength in Numbers® for solo percussion (2016) inspired by Steph Curry’s record 402 3 pt. season- Steve Neal, Hartt (2016)