Compositions

Paul Gallagher
Representative catalogue of works and their premiere perfomances

Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra Pieces

Work Location
Orchestra
THE WAY OF THE HOPI – 1985
Three pieces from, – 20 minutes.
(3 3 3 2 / 2 3 3 1 / 2 perc. / strings).
UNDER THE STONE – 2009
60 minutes
NIGHTHAWK – 1983
20 minutes
Premiered in New York, 1986
At Merkin Hall by The American Festival of Microtonal Music, the composer conducting.
Chamber Orchestra
PALONGAWHOYA – 1981
Chamber concerto – 20 miutes.
(Piano solo with 2 fl., bsn., 2 hn., tbn., strings).
Premiered in Pittsburgh, 1990
By the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, David Stock conducting.
The Way of the Hopi – 1989
Two pieces for chamber
(1111 / 111 / 2 perc / strings)
Premiered in Pittsburg, 1990
by the Pittsburg New Music, Ensemble, David Stock Conducting.
Chamber Music, Instrumental
STATIONARY POINT – 1982
Trumpet solo with cl., bsn. And vib – 10 min.
Premiered in Buffalo, 1982.
David Kuehn, trumpet.
JUST PIANO – 1984
Solo piano – 16 minutes.
Premiered in New York, 1988.
Erik Skjoldan, piano.
LURE – 1985
Solo flute – 12 minutes.
Premiered in New York, 1988.
Andrew Bolotowsky, flute.
NIERIKA – 1986
Violin and piano – 10 minutes.
Premiered in New York, 1988.
Laura Seaton, violin, Erik Skjoldan piano.
TANGIBLE MIDNIGHT – 1995
Solo piano – 62 minutes.
WINDSPOOR – FL, CL, 2 UN & CELLO

Vocal Music Composition

Work Location
NOTHING DOING – 1987
Mezzo, tenor a cappella – 14 min.
Text by the composer.
Premiered in New York, 1985.
Barbara Hess, mezzo, Paul Gallagher, tenor.
ULMUS AMERICANA – 1987
Five male voices a cappella – 10 min.
Melismatic treatment of the title.
Premiered in New York, 1988.
Paul Gallagher, tenor/countertenor
THE KINGDOM OF MESCAL – 1991
Tenor and tape – 20 minutes.
Text by the composer.
Permiered in New York, 1992.
Paul Gallagher, tenor.
WATER FINDS ITS WAY – 1991
Mezzo and tenor a cappella – 5 minutes.
Premiered in Newark Museum, 1991
Hess & Gallagher
CANONS AND EXCHANGES – 1990
Mezzo and tenor a cappella – 5 minutes.
Text by the composer.
Premiered at the Newark Museum, 1991.
Hess and Gallagher.
SEEN – 1993
Tenor and digital delay – 9 minutes.
Text by the composer
Premiered in New York, 1994.
Paul Gallagher, tenor.
COLORADO – 1993
Tenor and ashiko (drum) – 4 minutes.
Text by the composer.
Premiered in Madison, NJ, 1994.
Paul Gallagher, voice and perc.
SALTWATER – 1993
Tenor and tape – 15 minutes.
Text by the composer.
Premiered in Trenton, NJ, 1994
at the Planetarium of the State Museum.

Choral Music: all of the following pieces can be performed either a cappella or with flutes, bass and percussion

Work Performed
THE SONG OF SURVIVAL – 1983
Mixed voices – 12 minutes.
Text by the composer.
Performed in New York, 1990
by Melodious Accord, Alice Parker conducting.
SONGS TO THE FOUR DIRECTIONS – 1984
SATB – 12 minutes.
Text by the composer.
Premiered at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, 1984.
CLEAR THE WAY – 1987
Mixed voices – 8 minutes.
Text by the composer.
Premiered at the New York Open Center, 1988.
WONDER – 1988
Mixed voices – 5 minutes.
Text by the composer
Premiered in New York, 1994
at don’t tell mamma, Joan Vayda, Mezzo.
Cabaret
Sitting Like a Cat – 1994
12 songs for mezzo and 4 piece band
with connecting monologue, 60 minutes.
Book and lyrics by the
composer with Joan Vayda.
Premiered in New York, 1994,
at Don’t Tell Mamma, Joan Vayda, Mezzo.
Opera
Six Blind Men and the Moon (1998, 100 minutes) Solo Voice with Virtual Ensemble
Saltwater (15 minutes) Accapella Quartet (Greek Chorus)
Mescal (20 Minutes) Dance
Aspens (15 Minutes) Visual design with photo intarsia by Paul Gallagher.
Performed in New York, 1998
at the Kraine Theater

A Capella Quartet Music:

  • Blood Red/Exquisite Blue
  • Already Gone
  • Walk it Off
  • Shining Sweet Water ( Three Part Canon)

Songs To the Four Directions:

  • North: Water Finds It’s Way
  • South: Cradle the Sky
  • East: Fly, Eagle Fly
  • West: Stillness, Quiet

Wonder

Close Your Sleepy Eyes (Three Part Canon)

Canons and Exchanges:

  • Not One, Not Two
  • To Hide in a Stone
  • The Seed is Sown

The Song of Survival

Clear the Way

Sinking Stone

Other Vocal Music:

  • Ulmus Americana – Five male voices
  • Seen
  • Colorado
  • Nothing Doing
  • Voir – Soprano & Piano
  • Premiered in Buffalo, NY, 1980
  • Christine Marstrand, Sop. Erik Skkoldan, Piano.
  • Fall Lightly – Mezzo Solo with FL, CL, 2 VN, Cello. Text by the composer