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All works published by Scott Wheeler Music (ASCAP) unless otherwise specified.

200 Dreams from Captivity (text: Wang Dan, translated by Shalin Liu and Scott Wheeler) (2013)    30'
Seven songs for baritone, violin, cello, piano and percussion
Commissioned by Shalin Liu
Premiered 2014 by Aaron Engebreth and the Radius Ensemble.

Brief Glimpses  (2003)    2'
flute & viola
For Ezra Sims on his 75th birthday. Premiered 11/14/03 by Dinosaur Annex at the Tsai Center in Boston, with choreography by Nicola Hawkins, who danced the work as a solo.

Calamity Rag  (1979)    3'
2 tpts,hn,tbn,tba

Camera Dances - Trio #2  (1996/1999)    14'
(Published by Peer Music Classical)
Trio #2 for Violin, cello and piano     
Commissioned by First Night Boston in association with Donald Berman, premiered 12/31/96. Subsequent performances by Newport Music Festival, Boston Artists Ensemble, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Recorded by the Gramercy Trio.

Chorale Processional  (1979)    4'
2 tpts,hn,tbn,tba.
Fantasy on a chorale by J.S. Bach.

Dragon Mountain (1992)    18'
(Published by Peer Music Classical)
violin, viola, cello, piano
Commissioned by the North Carolina School for the Arts. Premiered by Razoumovsky Plus Larsen, 1992. Recorded by the Gramercy Trio.

Fables  (1999)    10'     $10 (score and parts only; shipping/handling additional)
Flute and piano
Commissioned by Julia Scolnik. Premiered by her June 1999 at Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA.. First Prize, instrumental music Composers Guild.

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Fantasy Dances  (1984)    11'
3 clarinets
Premiered by Dinosaur Annex

Granite Coast (2009)    21’    $15 (score and parts only; shipping/handling additional)
Violin, cello, piano
Commissioned by the Rockport Chamber Music Festival. Dedicated to Shalin Liu. Premiere June 2010.

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Illyrian Rounds  (1996)    16'
Oboe, violin, viola, cello
Commissioned by Boston Conservatory Chamber Players. Premiered by them 1996. Revised version premiered by Auros Ensemble 1997.

Last Lullaby – the Selkie Returns to the Sea (2017)    13'
For soprano and alto sax or Bb clarinet. Text by Barbara Wiechmann.
Commissioned by Stephanie Munoz and Elisa Sunshine, premiered by them at New England Conservatory, Boston.

The Little Dragon (story by Jay O'Callahan)    28'
Children's story for storyteller, soprano, flute, horn, trombone, cello, and percussion.
Commissioned by Tales and Scales of Evansville, Indiana. First performed by them 1991. See also orchestral version.

Lyric Variations  (1986)    9'     $10 (score and parts only; shipping/handling additional)
Violin, marimba.
For Sharan Leventhal and Steven Cornelius. Recorded (CD and cassette) by Marimolin on GM Recordings (GM2023 CD).

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Nachtlied (2009)    3'    $5 (score and parts only; shipping/handling additional)
Guitar solo
Commissioned by George Providakes and Catherine Creecy for Aaron Larget-Caplan;  first performed by him at New School of Music, Cambridge, MA January 2009. Recorded by Aaron Larget-Caplan.

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Night Owl Variations  (1985)    10'
Fl, cl, perc, vcl
Commissioned by Margaret Lee Crofts, with the assistance of the MacDowell Colony; Performances by Dinosaur Annex (composer conducting), Parnassus (cond. Anthony Korf), Earplay, Auros Ensemble.

Octet -- Sea Surface Full of Clouds (1989, rev.1990)    16'
ob, bsn, tpt, tbn, vn, cb, pno, perc
Commissioned by the Jerome Foundation for Parnassus, who premiered it under Anthony Korf in 1990.  Subsequent performances by Wellesley Composers Conference under Efrain Guigui, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble under David Stock.

Over The Star  (1975)    11'
Fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn, tpt, tbn, perc, pno, strings
Performances at Tanglewood, Dinosaur Annex

Pas De Malheur  (1978)    5'
Oboe and Piano

Piece for Five Players (1975)    7'
e.h., cl, tpt, vla, cb
Finalist, International Society of Bassists.

The Palace at 4AM (2005)    15'
Baritone, clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), horn, piano, percussion, violin (doubling mandolin), viola, cello
Commissioned by the Fromm Foundation for the 21st Century Consort, who premiered it in 2006, with baritone William Sharp and conductor Christopher Kendall. Subsequent performances Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, cond. Scott Wheeler and Sequitur (New York) cond. Paul Hostetter.

Pocket Concerto  (1984)    15'
Fl, pcl, cl, bcl, perc, pno, vn, vla, vcl
Dedicated to Christen Frothingham. First performed by Dinosaur Annex, 1985.

Pocket Concerto (Orchestration 1985)    15'
Fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn, tpt, tbn, perc, pno, strings
Performances by Wellesley Composers Conference, Omnibus (cond. Theodore Antoniou),  Chicago Contemporary Players (cond.Ralph Shapey).

Postcard Overture (1983/86)  5'
Fl, pcl, cl, bcl, vn, va, vcl
Written at Dartington Summer School of Music and first performed there. Subsequent performances and radio broadcast by Dinosaur Annex, Scott Wheeler conductor.

Presidential Fanfare and Procession (1991)    5'
2 tpts, hn, tbn, tuba
Written and first performed for the installation of  John Zacharis as president of Emerson College. Honorable mention, Composers Guild 1991.

Puppet Dance (1986/87)    3'
Violin, marimba
Arrangement of F & S Rag, for Marimolin

Quintet for Brass (1989)    14'
2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba or bass trombone
Commissioned by the Beacon Brass Quintet for their tenth anniversary. Premiered by them in 1989

Sextet  (1973)    10'
Fl, cl, hn, vn, cb, pno 

Shadow Bands (1990)    9'30"'   
(Published by Peer Music Classical)
Violin, viola, cello
Commissioned by the Washington Square Contemporary Music Series and premiered by them at Weill Recital Hall, 1991.  Subsequent performances by Tanglewood Music Center, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, thers. Copying assistance from Emerson College Research Grant.
Recorded by the Gramercy Trio.

Shadow Box (1998)    7'    $7 (score and parts only; shipping/handling additional)
Guitar solo
Written for John Muratore;  first performed by him at Dartmouth University, Februrary 1999. Recorded by John Muratore.

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Shore Watch (1998)    7'    $7 (score and parts only; shipping/handling additional)
Violin and piano
Commissioned by the North Reading Arts councile for Cynthia Miller;  first performed by her at Yale School of Music, April 1998.

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Singerie (1979)    6'     $7 (score and parts only; shipping/handling additional)
Cl, vn, pno
Premiered by Dinosaur Annex.

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The Singing Turk (2017)    15'
Sonata #2  for Violin and piano
Commissioned by Sharan Leventhal. Premiered at Sharan Leventhal and Randall Hodgkinson, Boston Conervatory, February 2017.

Slate River (2008)    10'    $10 (score and parts only; shipping/handling additional)
Vln, vcl, pno  
Commissioned by the Rivers School. Premiered at their Seminar for Contemporary Music, April 2008. Revised version commissioned and premiered by the Stony Brook Chamber Players, November 2008.

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Sleeping on a Wire (1997)    6'     $6 (score and parts only; shipping/handling additional)
Two violins
Commissioned by Gayle Davidge, first performed by Alea III, January 1997. New York premiere by Avian Ensemble 5/02.

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The Small Rain (2006)    12'    $10 (score and parts only; shipping/handling additional)
Flute and piano
Commissioned by Fenwick Smith, first performed by him and Sally Pinkas, piano, September 2006. Jordan Hall Boston New York premiere by the same performers, November 2006, Flute Club of New York.

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Sonata (1984)    18'     $15 (score and parts only; shipping/handling additional)
Violin and piano
Written for Sharan Leventhal and Anthony Tommasini, and first performed by them in 1984. New York premiere by Marimolin (with guest pianist John MacDonald) 1990. Recorded by the Gramercy Trio.

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Spirit Geometry (2010)    21'  
Cello and piano
Commissioned by the Barlow Foundation at the University of Utah. Dedicated to Joshua Gordon and Randall Hodgkinson. Premiere by Joshua Gordon and Randall Hodgkinson at Slosberg Recital Hall, Brandeis University.

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String Quartet (1994)    14'
Written for the Mendelssohn Quartet on commission from the Fromm Foundation at Harvard. Premiered by the Mendelssohn Quartet 12/94.

Three Night Songs (2017)    11'
Soprano, violin, viola cello, piano. Texts by Rilke, Colin Morton, Catherine Wing.
First performed by Martha Guth at the Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival

To The Owl  (1978)    5'
Soprano, fl, cl, vcl. Text by Tennyson.
Dedicated to Arthur Berger. First performed by Dinosaur Annex.

Touch and Go (2009)    3'    $5 (score and parts only; shipping/handling additional)
Violin, cello, piano
Commissioned by Sharan Leventhal for the Gramercy Trio. Premiere January 2010. Dance by Zoé Dance, choreographed by Callie Chapman.

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Trio #2: Camera Dances (1996/1999)    14'
(Published by Peer Music Classical)
Violin, cello and piano           
Commissioned by First Night Boston in association with Donald Berman, premiered 12/31/96. Subsequent performances by Newport Music Festival, Boston Artists Ensemble, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Recorded by the Gramercy Trio.

Village Music (1993)    12'     $12 (score and parts only; shipping/handling additional)
Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon
Commissioned by Crosscurrents for Arcadian Winds, who premiered it 10/4/93. Recorded by the Arcadian Winds.

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Winter Hills (1987)    16'
Cello, percussion, piano
Commissioned by the Somerville Arts Council for the Aequalis Chamber Ensemble. Subsequent performance by Dinosaur Annex, LeaugeSCM, Phantom Arts Ensemble.