Textless Choral Music, U-Z
- Van Slyck, Nicholas (1922-1983). The Virtuoso Chorus [Four Etudes: 1. Prelude (Warm-up), 2. Scherzo (rhythm), 3. Adagio (Humming/Vocalise), not 4. Finale (Dynamics)] (General Music 907Ch, 908Ch,909Ch, © 1975) [SATB, piano]
- Vaughan Williams, Ralph (1872-1958). Flos Campi (Oxford University Press, © 1928) [20 to 26 SATB, viola, small orchestra]
- Vaughan Williams, R. Sinfonia Antartica [Symphony No. 7; movements I and V] (Oxford University Press, © 1953) [SSA + S solo, orchestra]
- Villa-Lobos, Heitor (1887-1959) Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9 (1945) [Orquestra de Vozes/Orchestre de Voix/Orchestra of Voices] (Max Eschig M. E. 8555, © 1984) [SMezContraltoTenBarBass (some divisi)]
- Villa-Lobos, H. Chôros No. 10 (Rasga o Coração) (1926) (Max Eschig Study Score, © 1975; Moscow: State Publisher Full Score, © 1970, includes S solo with text from Catullo da Paixão Cearense (1866-1946) and a note that "Ah!") may be substituted) [Soprano solo, SATB chorus, orchestra and special folk instruments]
- Villa-Lobos, H. Quatuor (1921) [pour Harpe, Celesta, Flûte et Saxophone Alto mi bémol avec voix féminines] (Paris: Max Eschig, M.E. 2774, @ 1954) [2S,2Cont.]
- Weinland, John David. Anabathmos I (Walton M-116, © 1971) [SSSAAATTBB (chorus of 10 singers), violin, viola 'cello, wind-chimes, 15-second tape delay]
- Wilkinson, Scott. Impressions (Zia, ZCM 102, ©1968) [SSATBB, a cappella]
- Xenakis, Iannis (1922-2001). Nuits  (Salabert/G. Schirmer E.A.S. 17.045, © 1969; Boosey & Hawkes B.&H. 19822, © 1969) [12 solo voices: SSSAAATTTBBB, a cappella]
- Xenakis, I. Knephas pour choeur mixte a cappella (Paris: Salabert © 1993; E.A.S. 18909, ed. Corrigee par Patrick Butin) [mixed chorus SSSSAAAATTTTBBBB plus soli; sing random syllables]
Please help me with the following compositions, which I have read about, heard on a recording, or in some way learned about but not been able to verify by purchasing or viewing a score through inter-library loan. If you can assist with detailed information, lend me a score for a few days, or help in any way, I will be grateful.
- Andrus, Donald George (b. 1935). Deciduata
- Atherton, Matthew (b. 1967). Progression (1997) for unaccompanied choir. Published by Shadowmusic. (found in ChoralNet database, but unable to locate the press or this Australian composer).
- Bollman, Christian. "The Temptation of Jesus Christ" from Rise My Soul (Sung by Overtone Choir Düsseldorf on Voices: A Compilation of the World's Greatest Choirs presented by Joachim-Ernst Berendt on Mesa Records. CD 3, #11, 4:48)
- Cardoso, Lindembergue (1939-1989). Caleidoscòpio (1975).
- Cardoso. Minimalistica mixolidicosax vox (1988) para sax-tenor e coro. Published Salvador, Bahia: UFBAA, Escula de Mùsica, 1991).
- Cowell, Henry (1897-1965). Symphony No. 8 (Mixed chorus sings nonsense syllables according to Richard Burbank, Twentieth Century Music (NY: Facts on File, © 1984), p. 275 B)
- Curran, Alvin S. (b. 1938). Canti e vedute del giardino magnetico [Song and views of the magnetic garden] (Indiana University, Bloomington, lists BMG 1993 recording) [vocalise with instrumental ensemble]
- Gilbert, Amy (b. 1936). Sonata pian' e forte, for voices and instruments (1974)
- Hykes, Davis (David?). "Arc Descents" from Hearing Solar Winds (sung by the Harmonic Choir Düsseldorf on Voices: A compilation of the World's Greatest Choirs Presented by Joachim-Ernst Berendt, on Mesa Records, CD 1 #7, 4:48)
- Kagel Mauricio (b. 1931). Palimsestos (1950).
- Migot, Georges (1891-1976). Cantate Liberte
- Migot, Georges (1891-1976). De Ciel et de la Terre (Walter Collins wrote in a letter of 8 July 1987 that the Colorado University choral director found a reference to this piece; I have never been able to discover anything else)
- Monk, Meredith (b. 1942). Atlas, An Opera in Three Parts. [voices and instruments]
- Nelson, Ron (b. 1929). Vocalise [SSA, piano] [Submitted by James H. Laster of Winchester, Virginia, but I have never been able to see a copy]
- Pinzón, Jesús (b. 1928). Toccata for unaccompanied mixed chorus.
- Reuter, Rocky. Ki-ko [for chorus and MIDI Band] (e-mail 2/12/96 from Ben Fogt that the piece was performed by Capital University's Chapel Choir and MIDI Band; I have not been able to find a copy)
- Santórsola, Guido (1904-1994). Concerto for Chorus without Words for chorus and viola d'amore.
- Schnebel, Dieter (b. 1930). Atemzüge [Schluss] (1970-71, für mehrere Stimmorgane und Reproduktionsgeräte) ["Zeitgenössische Musik in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland" Deutscher Musikrat 6 (1960-71). Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, LC 0761, © 1983]
- Shafer, Robert. Berceuse [SATB + S solo]. (E-mail from James H. Laster of Winchester, Virginia, but I have not been able to get a copy of the score)
- Shcherbachev, Vladimir Vladimirovich (1889-1952). Second Symphony: Symphonic Apocalypse on Themes from Aleksandr Blok
- Sicilianos, Yorgos (b. 1922). Episodia II (1971) Opus 30, for double chorus, piano, double bass, percussion, and tape.
- Sicilianos. Parable (1973) for chorus, flute, tuba, percussion, and tape.
- Takata, Saburo (1913-2000). Musei dokoku (1956-64). for soloists, mixed chorus, and orchestra.
- Villa-Lobos, Heitor (1887-1959). Quatuor (Paris: Eschig, © 1954) [SSA, harp, celeste, flute, alto sax, according to a communication from James H. Laster of Winchester, Virginia; but I have not been able to find a score)
- Weinland, John David. Third Aria Cited in Frank Pooler, New Choral Notation (A Handbook) (Walton Music, © 1971), p. 22 [cited as in manuscript; ever published?]
- Wolman, Gil J. Mégapneumes 67 [Listed in Istvan Anhalt, Alternative Voices, pp. 210-299. InterLibrary Loan could not find a copy in OCLC libraries Sep 87]
Questions? Email: Robert.D.Reynolds@ASU.Edu
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