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justinmerritt on seeing weather-beaten trees for baritone & viola


Is it plainly in our living shown, By slant and twist, which way the wind hath blown? -Adelaide Crapsey

“… the highlight of the year came Nov. 9 with Justin Merritt's Five Preludes for piano…” -Peter Schimpf, Bloomington Independent

“Several times I wrote "Wow!" next to a work being played...” -Peter Jacobi, Herald Times

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On Seeing Weather-Beaten Trees

In 2 00 0 composer Justin Merritt (bn. 1975) was the youngest-ever winner of the ASCAP Foundation/Rudolph Nissim Award for Janus Mask. He is also the winner of a host of other awards including the 2008-09 Copland Award, the 2008 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute Prize for River of Blood, and the 2006 Polyphonos Prize

He received his Bachelors from Trinity University and his Masters and Doctorate from Indiana University.  He studied composition “…demands with Samuel Adler, Svenan audience's David Sandström, Claude attention… Baker, Timothy Kramer, Don Freund, Merritt's and electronic and computer music piece was the with Jeffrey Hass. He is currently standout.” Assistant Professor of Composition at -Rob St. Olaf College. He resides in Hubbard, Northfield, Minnesota with his wife Pioneer Press Yuedong and their children Cullen Fang Ouxiang and Molly Fang Qinghe.

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On Seeing Weather-Beaten Trees for baritone & viola

Adelaide Crapsey

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Copyright 2002 (c) Justin Merritt (ASCAP) Published by JMKrause All rights reserved


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Janus Mask!................................................................................................................................ ! winds in 2s River of Blood!...........................................................................................................................winds in 2s Dervish!.......................................................................................................................................winds in 2s Lachryme!............................................................................................................................string orchestra

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solo

Corde natus!........................................................................................................................................SATB Lamentations!.....................................................................................................................................SATB Nativity!...............................................................................................................................................SATB Adoro Te Devote!...............................................................................................................................SATB Fire Sermon!..................................................................................................................SSATB & orchestra Dissonance!...................................................................................................................................song cycle Dhammapada!..............................................................................................................................song cycle London Thoroughfare, 2AM!.........................................................................tenor, horn, violin, & piano May Evening in Central Park......................................................................................... ! baritone & piano 5 Preludes!............................................................................................................................................piano Chaconne: Mercy Endures!................................................................................................................piano Windchimes!.........................................................................................................................................piano Standard Deviation!...........................................................................................................................violin Veloce!.....................................................................................................................................violin & piano Coupling!..............................................................................................................................................organ Drum Break!.................................................................................................................................percussion

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chamber

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choral/vocal

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orchestral

other compositions by justinmerritt

Ravening!................................................................................................................................string quartet Invocation!..................................................................................................................................8 solo brass The Day Florestan Murdered Magister Raro!..........................................clarinet, violin, cello, & piano Trio!...............................................................................................................................violin, cello, & piano 8 1 5 t h y e p a r k w a y • n o r t h f i e l d , m n • 5 0 7 - 6 4 5 - 4 8 2 0 • i n f o @ m o o n e a s t . c o m • w w w. m o o n e a s t . c o m

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