Travis Alford – List of Compositions (chronological) Riffs and Echoes for trumpet and double bass (2013) Written for the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium Duration: ca. 6 min. Premiere: July 6, 2013, University of Oregon. Travis Alford (tpt) and Milo Fultz (bass) Emily’s Window, a song cycle for soprano, clarinet, and piano (2013) Written in partial fulfillment of the PhD in Composition, Brandeis University Duration: ca. 30 min. Premiere: May 4, 2013, Brandeis University. Kimberly Soby (sop), Gleb Kanasevich (clar), and Yoko Hagino (pno) Loose Strands for wind ensemble (2013) Commissioned by Scott Carter and the ECU Chamber Winds for the 13th annual NewMusic@ECU Festival Duration: ca. 11 minutes Premiere: March 20, 2013, East Carolina University. ECU Chamber Winds, Scott Carter (director) Havoc! for 10-‐piece rock ensemble (2012) Written for the Genkin Philharmonic Duration: ca. 5 min. Premiere: January 26, 2013, Brandeis University. Genkin Philharmonic, Jon Nelson (director) Cycles for violin and violoncello (2012) Written for New Music on the Point Duration: ca. 7 min. Premiere: June 16, 2012, University of Vermont Ari Streisfeld (vln) and Justin Lepard (vcl) I Felt a Funeral for mezzo-‐soprano and piano (2012) Written for New Music on the Point Duration: ca. 4 min. Premiere: June 17, 2012, University of Vermont Tara Kozein (sop) and Edo Frenkel (pno) Ponder for four-‐part brass chior (to be played around a body of water) (2012) Commissioned by the Brandeis Office of the Arts for the Leonard Bernstein Festival Duration: 39 min. Premiere: April 26, 2012, Brandeis University Travis Alford, Jacques Dupuis, Jason Huffman, Katherine Ludington, Nick Gordon (tpts); Laura Carter (hn); Peter Boettcher, Randy Pingrey, David Dominique, McMillan Gaither (tbns) Froschteichmusik for percussion quartet (2012) Written for the Talujon Percussion Group Duration: ca. 5 min. Premiere: March 17, 2012, Brandeis University Michael Lipsey, Tom Kolor, Dominic Donato, Matthew Gold (perc)
Rapscalian Tendencies for flute, clarinet, piano, electric guitar, violin, and ‘cello (2011) Commissioned by the Wild Rumpus New Music Collective Duration: ca. 9 minutes Premiere: December 10, 2011, ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA Calisa Hildebrand (fl), Sophie Huet (clar), Margaret Halbig (pno), Dan VanHassel (gtr), Stephanie Bibbo (vln), Michelle Kwon (vcl) [whitespace] for trombone, percussion, and piano (2010-‐11) Commissioned by Benjamin Herrington Duration: ca. 9 min. Premiere: April 1, 2011, Princeton University Benjamin Herrington (tbn), John Ferrari (perc), Geoffrey Burleson (pno) Chapel Music for trumpet, viola, and piano (2010-‐11) Duration: ca. 12-‐15 min (includes improvisation) Premiere: July 18, 2011, The Lily Pad, Cambridge, MA Travis Alford (tpt), Tanya Kalmanovitch (vla), Borey Shin (pno) Rest for SATB choir a cappella (optional organ accompaniment) (2010) Written for the Park Street Church Choir, Boston Duration: ca. 5 min. Premiere: March 15, 2013, Park Street Church, Boston, MA Park Street Church Choir, Thomas Brooks (dir) Self, Analyzed for flute, bass clarinet, percussion, guitar, and toy piano (2010) Duration: ca. 10 minutes Premiere: May 8, 2011, Brandeis University Meghan Jacoby (fl), Ryan Yuré (bcl), Samuel Solomon (perc), Lorenzo Tomio (gtr), Roberto Durante (toy pno), Filippo Perocco (cond) Melange Mine Own [Whitman Fragments] for vocal sextet (SSATBB) (2010) Written for the New York Virtuoso Singers Duration: ca. 6 min. Premiere: March 5, 2011, Brandeis University New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum (dir) Breathing Room for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, violoncello (2009) Written for the Composers Conference at Wellesley College Duration: ca. 7 minutes Premiere: July 22, 2009, Wellesley College Barry Crawford (fl), Jean Kopperud (cl), Stephen Paysen (perc), Christopher Oldfather (pno), Anna Lim (vln), Liuh-‐Wen Ting (vla), Joshua Gordon (vcl), James Baker (cond) Change of Heart for trumpet, 2 violins, viola, piano (2008) Duration: ca. 7 min. Premiere: September 12, 2008, Douglass Street Music Collective, Brooklyn, NY Travis Alford (tpt), Jenny Banks, Shaw Pong Liu (vlns), Tanya Kalmanovitch (vla), Jessica Chen (pno) You, Create a Diversion… for solo horn in F (2008, rev. 2012) Commissioned by Laura Carter Duration: ca. 5 min.
Premiere: March 3, 2008, New England Conservatory Laura Carter (hn) Quartet: A Setting of the American Bill of Rights for soprano, violin, viola, ‘cello (2007-‐08) Duration: ca. 15 min. Premiere: April 8, 2008, Jordan Hall, Boston, MA Kimberly Soby (sop), Shaw Pong Liu (vln), Tanya Kalmanovitch (vla), Scott Halligan (vcl) Fo(u)r Winds for any four somewhat-‐improvising wind instruments (2007) Duration: ca. 5 min. Premiere: November 20, 2007, New England Conservatory Travis Alford, Danilo Henriquez, Lauren Strobel (tpts), Jason Belcher (hn) Transitions for flute, trumpet, and piano (2006-‐07) Duration: ca. 9 min. Premiere: April 3, 2007, New England Conservatory Amélie Brodeur (fl), Matt Ara (tpt), Hester Kim (pno) Reflections of Grace for flute and piano (2005) Duration: ca. 7 min. Premiere: October 25, 2005, East Carolina University Lauren Colbert (fl), Alisa Gilliam (pno) Stretching Limitations for fixed media (2005) Duration: 3’15” Premiere: April 18, 2005, East Carolina University kakophonia for brass quintet (2004-‐05) Duration: ca. 13 min. Premiere: March 4, 2005, East Carolina University Meridian Arts Ensemble: Jon Nelson, Brian McWhorter (tpts), Dan Grabois (hn), Benjamin Herrington (tbn), Ray Stewart (tba)