- WORKS BY RON HANNAH -

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- CHORAL WORKS -
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   SECULAR CHORAL - Unaccompanied:
    The Latest Decalogue, for SATB a cappella (words by Arthur Hugh Clough) l975
    Songs from the Sanskrit, for SATB a cappella l976
    3 Romantic Madrigals for SSATB a cappella (words: Thomas Moore, Charles Lamb, Leigh Hunt) l985
    O Canada (canonic arrangement for SATB a cappella) 1987
    Overheard on a Saltmarsh, for SATB a cappella (words by Harold Monro) 1990  
    Le Chat, for SATB a cappella (words by Charles Beaudelaire) 1997
    Burning Seraph Eyes, for SATB a cappella 2015
    Ruri, Ruri, Armenian Lullaby, for SATB a cappella 2016   
   SECULAR CHORAL - Piano Accompaniment:

    Two Early Songs, for SATB and piano 1971  
          1. An Immorality (words by Ezra Pound)
          2. from Song of Solomon (text Biblical)
    Four Canons for Three VoicesCom, for mixed chorus and piano (words by Thomas Hood, James Stevens, Rudyard Kipling, Maxine Kumin) l983   
    Of Youth and TimeCom for SATB, Youth choir, Children's choir and 2 pianos (words by Wm. Blake, Dylan Thomas, W.B. Yeats) 1997
    Three Pastoral SongsCom for 2-part treble voices and piano (words by Shih Wu, Carl Sandburg, Ogden Nash) 2005
    Gone Home (Songs of Myself 5), for SATB in various arrangements (words by Lowell Hannah) 2010
   SECULAR CHORAL - Other Accompaniment:
    The Shrine of Kotje, for SATB chorus and orchestra (words by African poets)1975
    Hermione: A Portrait, for SSA, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet (words from Shakespeare: "A Winter's Tale") l978
    Mister Lear, for SATB and Brass Quartet (words by Edward Lear) l980
    Cantata for a Beloved Planet, for Chorus and large orchestra (2005-in progress)
    Roses and Silk, for treble voices and small orchestra (words by Amy Lowell) 2011      
    Madonna of the Evening Flowers, for SATB and chamber orchestra (words by Amy Lowell) 2011
   SACRED CHORAL - Unaccompanied:
    Motet: I Shall Remember, for SATB a cappella (Psalm 77) 1987  
    AlleluiaCom, for SATB a cappella 1989   
    Nunc Dimittis, for SATB a cappella 2014
   SACRED CHORAL - Piano Accompaniment:
    Deep River arr. Pub, for SSAATTBB & piano 1993
   SACRED CHORAL - Other Accompaniment:
    Missa BrevisCom, for SAB and organ 2012
    The Lord's Prayer Pub, for SATB and organ OR SATB, organ and piano 1996   
   CHRISTMAS MUSIC - Various Accompaniments:
    Arrangements of Christmas MusicCom: l980
          1) The Birds, for children's voices, recorder, and harp
          2) March of the 3 Kings, for TTB a cappella   
          3) Les Anges dans Nos Campagnes, for TTBB (or SATB) a cappella   
          4) Irish Carol, for SATB, Soprano & Tenor soli, recorder, harp
          5) Irish Carol, for SSAATTBB a cappella (with optional recorder obbligato)
    3 Songs for Medium Voice and Alto Recorder (or Alto Flute) #2. Huron Carol (Canadian traditional) 2013/14

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- VOCAL WORKS -
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   SOPRANO SONGS:

    The Dinner Party - Song Cycle for Soprano (or Tenor), Clarinet, and Piano 1973   
    Songs of Myself - for diverse voices and instruments (incl. Soprano and Mezzo-Soprano)
    Morning's Minion, Song cycle for soprano and Piano (words by G.M. Hopkins) 1985/8   
    Three Inevitable Songs, for Mezzo-soprano, Flute, Viola and Harp (words by E.A. Robinson, Amy Lowell, Ezra Pound) 2014   
    Two Songs after Christine de Pisan (1364 - c.1430), for Mezzo-soprano and Harp 2015   
    Lost Fairylands, song set for Mezzo-soprano, Flute and Alto Flute (words by Hillaire Belloc, Christina Rosetti, Lewis Caroll) 2015   
   SOPRANO ARIAS:
    'Rachel's Song', from "Mademoiselle Fifi" (Words by Rowland Holt-Wilson) l983
    Four Arias from "Hypatia" for Mezzo-soprano and Piano (Words by Rowland Holt-Wilson) l984
    Touched by an AngelCom, Concert Aria for Soprano and Orchestra (words by Maya Angelou) 2012   
    'Spring and Fall' for Mezzo-soprano and Orchestra, from "Cantata for a Beloved Planet" (Words by Gerard Manley Hopkins) 2016
   ALTO SONGS:
    Two 12-tone Songs for Alto and Piano (words by Shelley and Shakespeare) 1982
   ALTO ARIAS:
    'Anahit's Complaint' from "The Illuminator" (Words by Andrea Mellis) 2015
   TENOR SONGS:
    The Dinner Party - Song Cycle for Tenor (or Soprano), Clarinet, and Piano 1973   
    Three African Songs, for Tenor and Piano (words by contemporary African poets) l974   
   TENOR ARIAS:
    'Sonnet 1' for Tenor and Orchestra, from "Cantata for a Beloved Planet" (Words by Henry Lawson) 2017
   BARITONE SONGS:
    And Music Dawned Above Despair (4 Views of War) for Baritone and Piano (Words by Thomas Southey, Vachel Lindsay, Amy Lowell, Siegfried Sassoon) 2017
   BARITONE ARIAS:
    'Beam of Light' for Baritone and Orchestra, from "Cantata for a Beloved Planet" (Words by Jerome Rooney) 2017
   MEDIUM or UNSPECIFIED VOICES:
    Songs of Myself - for diverse voices and instruments (incl. Medium Voice)
    Three Songs on Poems of Robert Graves for voice and tape l984   
    Three Songs for Voice and Alto Recorder (or Alto Flute) (words by Maya Angelou, Canadian traditional, Jane Austen) 2013/14   
    O Canada (canonic arrangement for medium voice and piano) 2016 
    Trapping Monkeys, 4 short songs on poems of Gevorg Emin, for medium-high voice and piano 2017  
   VOCAL CHAMBER MUSIC:
    Songs of Myself - for diverse voices and instruments   
    Three Inevitable Songs, for Mezzo-soprano, Flute, Viola and Harp (words by E.A. Robinson, Amy Lowell, Ezra Pound) 2014   
    Two Songs after Christine de Pisan (1364 - c.1430), for Mezzo-soprano and Harp 2015   
    Lost Fairylands, song set for Mezzo-soprano, Flute and Alto Flute (words by Hillaire Belloc, Christina Rosetti, Lewis Caroll) 2015   
    Arrangement of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, for Soprano, Alto, Harp, Flute and Viola 2016   


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- CHAMBER WORKS -
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   CHAMBER DUOS - Piano + one instrument:

    Devil's Dance CD for Violin and Piano 1971  
    Sonata for Violoncello and Piano 1973, rev. 2011  
    Concert Piece Pub CD, for Flute and Piano l975   
    Sonata for French Horn and Piano l976   
    Meditation Pub CD, for Cello and Piano 1976   
    Dances for Camille, Suite for Two Pianos 2013 
    Sonata #1 Com for Violin and Piano
    2016 
   CHAMBER DUOS - Other combinations:
    Prelude and Meditation on Coventry Cathedral Com, for Trumpet and Organ l978   
    The Lonely Princess, arranged for Flute and Guitar 1981   
    Holland Point Music for Soprano Saxophone and Marimba CD 2002  
    Chinese Impressions: Theme and Variations for Erhu and Gu Zheng 2003  
    Folksong Duets, for various treble instruments 2011
    Primavera II, for Two Violins
    2015 
   CHAMBER TRIOS - Piano + two instruments:
    Piano Trio #1 (Piano/Violin/Cello) 1982   
    Piano Trio #2 (Piano/Violin/Cello)
    2016 
    LYS: Theme and Variations for Piano, Flute and Cello 2001   
   CHAMBER TRIOS - Other combinations:
    Baroque Variants, for Viola, Alto Flute, & Harpsichord l974   
    Dele Yaman - Reflection on an Armenian Folksong (for string trio and optional reed instrument obbligato) 2010   
    Introduction and Dance of Qualified Joy, for Harp, Flute and Viola 2012
    Suite of Antique Dances, for Harp, Flute and Viola
    (also version for Harp, Flute and Hurdy-gurdy) 2015 
   CHAMBER QUARTETS:
    String Quartet #1 CD 1973       
    Toccatissimo! for 2 pianos & percussion 1993/4
    Saxophone Quartet #1 2006/7   
   LARGER CHAMBER ENSEMBLES:
    Rag-Sextet, for Piano and Woodwind Quintet 1972 (rev. 2014)  
    The Lonely Princess, arranged for Recorder Quartet and Harpsichord 1978 (this arr. 2015)   
    5-Part Re-Invention, for recorder quartet and harpsichord
    2015 

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- SOLO INSTRUMENTAL WORKS -
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   PIANO SOLO:

    5 Variations on a Theme of Violet Archer, for Piano l975   
    Visions of Nothingness, CD Piano Sonata in 2 movements l975   
    Suite for Elan, for Piano l980   
    Pinocchio's Theme for Piano, 1995, from Pinocchio Ballet 1977  
    Ballade, for piano solo 1994-2001  
    Deep River Rag Pub, for piano solo 1996
   ORGAN SOLO:
    Five Preludes Com CD for Organ l978   
    Fantasia on "Ein' Feste Burg"Com, for Organ l984   
    Chorale Prelude on 'O Sacred Head Now Wounded' Pub, for organ 1987   
    Improvisations for organ solo 1998-2016  
    Chorale Prelude on 'Yigdal' Pub, for organ solo 1999
   VIOLIN SOLO:
    Variations on a Theme of Jerry Ozipko for Violin solo 1972
   CLARINET SOLO:
    Fugitive Horizons, for clarinet solo 2016  
   GUITAR SOLO:
    Pastoral Suite, for Guitar solo 1992/3   
   ERHU SOLO:
    5 Melodies, for solo erhu 2003 - 2009

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- ORCHESTRAL/BAND WORKS -
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   ORCHESTRA - Large:

   ORCHESTRA - Standard:
    Suite of Orchestral DancesCom 1992/6   
    The Dawn Comes Up Like Thunder (poem for orchestra) 2002/4  
    Symphony #1 - "Jasmine" (2004/5, rev. 2014)  

    With Soloist:
    Touched by an AngelCom, Concert Aria for Soprano and Orchestra (words by Maya Angelou) 2012   

    With Chorus:
    The Shrine of Kotje, for Chorus and Orchestra l975 (rev. 2010)   
    Gone Home (Songs of Myself #5), for SATB and orchestra; also solo voice/piano and other choral versions 2010  
   ORCHESTRA - Small:
    With Soloist:
    Concerto for Flute and small orchestraCom 2011     

    With Chorus:
    Roses and Silk, for women's voices and chamber orchestra (words by Amy Lowell) 2011
    Madonna of the Evening Flowers, for SATB and small orchestra (words by Amy Lowell) 2011
   ORCHESTRA - Strings:
    Divertimento for Strings 1991   

    With soloist:
    Moments of Glad Grace, for Oboe and String Orchestra
    (also version for soprano sax) 2014   
   OTHER ENSEMBLES - Band:
    Grade 7 Superstar, for junior band 1990
   OTHER ENSEMBLES - Handbells:
    Land of the Silver Birch / Huron Carol, for 4-octave Handbell Choir 1992

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- THEATRE WORKS -
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   OPERAS:

    Mademoiselle Fifi - Chamber Opera in 2 Acts (libretto by Rowland Holt-Wilson) l983 (rev. 2010)   
    Hundreds and Thousands - Chamber Opera for mezzo-soprano solo based on the journals of Emily Carr 2001
    Mayan Opera ("The Weapons of the Weak") Grand opera (libretto by the composer) 2007/08
    The Illuminator - opera on the life of St. Gregory of Armenia (libretto by Andrea Mellis) 2015  
   PLAYS WITH SONGS:
    Hypatia (play by Rowland Holt-Wilson) 1984
    A Comedy for the End of Days - play with songs (libretto by the composer) 2012
   BALLETS:
    PINOCCHIO Ballet Com 1977
    ALADDIN Ballet Com 1979
   INCIDENTAL MUSIC / FILM MUSIC:
    Macbett Com (Incidental Music for the play by Eugene Ionesco) for Piano, Trumpet, French Horn, and Percussion l974
    Three Electronic Dances l984(?)
    A Sea Liturgy Com - (Incidental Music for the play by Gloria Sawai) 1985
    Lady from the Past Com, Documentary Soundtrack l986