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List of Selected Compositions

Ballet

Sisyphus - (2014) 18 minutes ?(work-in-progress)
?A dance score for solo cello and orchestra commissioned by Intermezzo Dance Company, and based on the "Myth of Sisyphus" by Camus. Choreography by the companies Artstic Director, Craig Salstein, who is also a soloist at American Ballet Theater. The work will perform at Vassar College on March 29th and 30th, 2014, and in NYC in September 2014 (details TBA). Cast at Vassar includes Abi Stafford, principal ballerina at New York City Ballet.
recording not yet released

Fire and Air- (2013) 14 minutes
A short dance score for string trio and orchestra commissioned and performed by Bowen McCauley Dance, and based on the last scene from "Antony & Cleopatra" by Shakespeare. Choreography by Lucy McCauley, with additional collaboration by Alan Paul - associate director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. Mr. Soluri conducted the sold out world premieres on April 5th and 6th at The Kennedy Center. It was performed again in July 2013 at the DC Fringe Festival and will perform in November 2013 at the GuongDong Festival in China.
recording not yet released

Continuum (2009) 16 minutes
A short ballet score commissioned by the Staatsballett Berlin, one of Europe's leading ballet companies, for dancer and choreographer Xenia Wiest's ballet, "To Be Continued." This ballet was featured in the Staatsballett's program "Shut Up and Dance: Reloaded!" which premiered January 15, 2010 followed by 10 additional performances through July 2010 in Berlin, Germany at the Komische Oper Berlin. Performances 2009 / 2010 Season: January 15th & 23rd; February 3rd & 8th; May 30th; June 7th, 8th & 28th; July 8th, 10th & 11th. Performances 2010 / 2011 Season: November 2nd, 11th, 19th, & 26th; December 15th & January 3rd (2011). Scored for orchestra: 2 fl, 2 ob (dbl E Hn), 2 Bb Cl (dbl B Cl), 2 bn (dbl Cbsn), 4 hn, 2 trpt, 2 tbn, bs tbn, timp, 4 perc, celeste, hrp, strings.
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Fancy Nancy (2009) 32 minutes
A children's ballet commissioned by the Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet in Ohio based on the "Fancy Nancy" children books by Jane O'connor. The ballet is choreographed by Francis Patrelle and premieres in Akron, Ohio March 13th and 14th, 2010 and will have additional performances on May 8th, 2010 in New York City at Symphony Space.
Adapted from Fancy Nancy © 2005 by Jane O'Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Used by permission of Harper-Collins Publishers.
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MURDER AT THE MASQUE: Casebook of Edgar Allan Poe (2009) 47 minutes
Commissioned & performed by Dances Patrelle in celebration of their 20th Anniversary Season. Choreographed by Francis Patrelle and story by Justin Allen based on stories and writtings of Edgar Allen Poe on his 200th Anniversary. World Premiere April 16-19, 2009 in NYC at the Kaye Playhouse. Cast featured Matthew Dibble (formerly of the Royal Ballet in London) and Heather Hawk (principal dancer w/Ballet Idaho). Recording available on iTunes and other online music stores. Scored for chamber orchestra.
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What Do We Do About Mother (2007) 23 minutes
Commissioned and performed by Dances and choreographed by Francis Patrelle. Patrelle March 23 - 25, 2007 in NYC. Cast featured Jenifer Ringer and Stephen Hanna, principals from New York City Ballet. Recorded by Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. Recording available on iTunes and other online music stores. Scored for chamber orchestra: fl (picc), ob, cl, bn, 2hn, trpt (pic), tbn, bs tbn, timp, 2 perc, celeste, pno, hrp, strings.
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Madame X (1999/2004) 24 minutes
Based on the famous painting by John Singer Sargent. Commissioned and performed by Dances Patrelle and choreographed by Francis Patrelle. Performed April 8 - 11, 1999 in NYC and April 22-24, 2004 in NYC and April 16-18, 2004 at Kaatsbaan. 2004 performances for the Dances Patrelle 15th Anniversary Season with a cast featuring Sandra Brown (as Madame X) and Marcelo Gomes (as Dr. Pozzi) from American Ballet Theater. Recorded by the Manhattan Chamber Sinfonia and Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. Recording available on iTunes and other online music stores. Scored for chamber orchestra: fl, ob, cl, bn, 2hn, tr (pic), perc, strings.
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Ngoni (1997) 22 minutes
Performed at MSM October 7, 1997 at the NuMillenniuMusicaDanz AIDS Benefit. Choreography by Francis Patrelle and produced by Patrick Soluri. Conductor: Glen Cortese. Scored for full orchestra and solo soprano: Sop, 2fl (pic), 2ob (eh), 2cl (Bcl), 2bn (Cbn), 4hn, 2tr, 2tbn, Btbn, tba, timp, 2 perc, hp, strings.
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Opera

Figaro & The Zombie Apocalypse (2013) 10 minutes
The latest in Soluri's series of wildly popular satirical "Figaro" 10 minute operas. This dark, operatic comedy was commissioned by The Fort Worth Opera (Darren Woods, General Director) and is written for 4 voices, and piano. There is an alternate orchestration for string quartet and piano. World premiere October 12, 2013 in Fort Worh, Texas. Scored for piano, Sop, Mz, T, and Barr Also available for String Quartet and Piano.

Polka (2012) 6 minutes
Who knew that the polka could be so dangerous? At a wedding reception in 1993 Jojo and her girlfriends are about to find out. A comic chamber opera for female cast, with a libretto by Royce Vavrek. World premiere at Weill-Carnegie Hall on October 19, 2012 by the Remarkable Theater Brigade. Scored for String Quartet and piano with 3x Sop and 2x Mez. Also available for solo piano, or piano and solo strings.
• MIDI and live Recording available

Embedded (2010/2011) 45 minutes
A one-act chamber opera commissioned by the American Lyric Theater with a libretto by Deborah Brevoort. It is part of "The Poe Project," a trio of one-act operas that asks 'What might Edgar Allan Poe, the master of horror, write if he were alive today?' Scored for 18 instrument chamber orchestra and 6 six singers and also available for piano-only. First public showcase on November 1, 2010 at Symphony Space (piano/vocal version). A public showcase of the full score with orcehstra and cast on November 10, 2011 at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York City. Winner of the Frontier's competition by Fort Worth Opera with a workshop on May 9, 2013.
Scored for Fl (pic), ob (E Hrn), cl (bs Cl), bn (C bn), 2hn, tr, Btbn, keyb, 2 perc, 2 vln, 2vla, 2vc, 1db.: Sop, T, Bar, Bs. soloists: Sop, Sop, Mz, T, Barr and Bs.
• Orchestral workshop recording available.
• Piano Vocal workshop recording available

The Tragedy of Count Alfredo von Nibelungen
An Epic Cycle of Four Operas in Five Minutes (2011) 5 minutes
Four short comic operas based on works by the great opera composers. Libretto co-written by Patrick Soluri and Natalia Boesch. World premiere at Weill-Carnegie Hall on November 10, 2011 by the Remarkable Theater Brigade. The four operas are:
1) La Bottega (Puccini)
2) La Trattoria(Verdi)
3) Die Zauberhünchen (Mozart) trans. "The Magic Chicken"
4) Alfredo & Schnitzolde (Wagner)
Scored for String Quartet and piano with Sop, Sop, T. Also available for solo piano, or piano and solo strings.
• MIDI and Live Recording available


The Tell Tale Cellphone
(2010) 12 minutes
A farce based on the stories and writtings of Edgar Allen Poe, with a libretto co-written by Patrick Soluri and Natalia Boesch. World premiere at Weill-Carnegie Hall on October 1, 2010 by the Remarkable Theater Brigade. Scored for String Quartet, piano and optional percussion: Sop, T, Bar, Bs. ?Also available for solo piano.
• Live Recording available
• MIDI Recording available


Adam & Eve
(2008) 23 minutes
Two patients in a mental hospital are convinced they are Adam and Eve; they obsess over an apple and think their doctor is Satan. Written in collaboration with librettist Quincy Long while resident artists in the American Lyric Theater’s Composer Librettist Development Program and mentored by Mark Adamo. Workshop performance January 7, 2008 at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Symphony Space.
Scored for piano and three soloists: Sop, T, Bs or Bs Barr
• Recording available

The Inferno of Dante: Canto V (2002) 18 minutes
One act setting of the Fifth Canto from Dante’s masterpiece with English translation by John Ciardi (used with permission). Performed with orchestra and cast May 7, 2003 by New York City Opera during the VOX 2003: Showcasing American Composers. Scored for orchestra, two lead male roles, speaker and seven soloists; optional SATB chorus: T, Bar, Speaker, (soloists) 2Sop, 2Mz, T, Bar, B, [SATB chorus]. Pic(afl), 2fl, 2ob, eh, 2cl, Bcl (Eb cl), 2Bn, Cbn, 4hn, 3tr (pic), 2tbn, Btbn, 2 perc, timp, pn, hp, [mandolin], strings.
Recording available - only by appointment with the composer.
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Figaro’s Last Hangover (2001) 10 minutes
A dark, operatic comedy that combines love, betrayal, beer and an intergalactic rock on a crash course with earth. Libretto by Patrick Soluri. Premiere January 17, 2002 at the University of Louisville (UofL) in Louisville, KY and performed Weill-Carnegie Hall on October 1, 2009. Scored for chamber orchestra, three soloists and optional chorus: Sop, T, Bar, [SATB chorus]. Fl (pic), cl, 2hn, 2tr, Btbn, pn, 2 perc, strings. ?Also available for solo piano, or String Quartet and piano.
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The Inferno: Excerpts from the Opera for Chorus and Orchestra (2001) 6 minutes
Compiled from the Overture and Dies Irae of the opera Inferno. Performed in concert by the University of Louisville Opera Workshop in October of 2001. The University Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kimcherie Lloyd. Scored for full orchestra with chorus: SATB chorus, 2fl, 2ob (eh), 2cl (Bcl), 2bn, Cbn, 4hn, 2tr, 2tbn, Btbn, tba, timp, perc, strings.
• Recording available

The Inferno: Scene Excerpts from the Opera (2000) 12 minutes
Performed by Manhattan Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra in the Spring of 2000 with conductor Marlon Daniel at the Great Hall of Cooper Union in NYC. Scored for chamber orchestra and four soloists: 2Sop, T, Bbar, Speaker, Fl, 2 ob, 2hn, tr(pic), perc, mandolin, harp, strings.
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A Dialogue on Time Upon the New Millennium (1999) 8 minutes
An opera scene for the finale of the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) Fall 1999 Opera Scenes Program A Time Capsule, celebrating time and the new millennium with conductor Gary Wedow of New York City Opera & the MSM Opera Orchestra. Libretto by Patrick Soluri. Performed at MSM November 19 & 21, 1999. (Performed with scenes from Don Giovani, Romeo et Juliette, Fledermaus, Rosenkavalier, Rake’s Progress and Rappresentatione di Anima, et di Corpo.) Scored for full orchestra with a large cast of soloists doubling as various characters and the chorus: SATB chorus, 2fl(pic), 2ob, 2cl, 2bn, 4hn, 2tr, 2tbn, Btbn, timp, 2 perc, strings.
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Inferno (1999) 60 minutes
Opera in three short acts based on Dante’s masterpiece. English verse translation/libretto by Allison Ryan. Performed with orchestra and cast at MSM March 19 & 21 1999 and produced by Patrick Soluri. Conductor: Glenn Cortese. Scored for full orchestra, optional chorus, speaker and nine soloists: T, Bbar, Speaker, (soloists) 2Sop, 2Mz, T, Bar, B, [SATB chorus]. Fl (pic), ob (eh), 2cl (Bcl), 2bn (Cbn), 2hn, tr, Btbn, tba, timp, perc, [mandolin], strings.
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Orchestral
Pas de Trois - Ballet Sketches (2007) 5 minutes
World Premiere March 3 & 4, 2007 by the Astoria Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Silas Huff.
Scored for full orchestra: 2fl (pic), 2ob, 2cl, 2bn, 2hn, 2tr, tbn, Btbn, pno, cel, timp, perc, strings.
• Recording available

Nuances (2002) 9 minutes
Scored for full orchestra, soprano and optional chorus: Sop, [SATB chorus]. Pic (afl), 2fl, 2ob, eh, 2cl, Bcl, 2bn, Cbn, 4hn, 3tr (pic), 2tbn, Btbn, tba, timp, 2 perc, hp, strings.

Awaiting Premiere.

Inferno: Symphonic Poem (1999) 12 minutes
Performed at MSM February 26, 1999 by the Manhattan School of Music Composers’ Orchestra. Conductor: Glen Cortese. Scored for full orchestra: 2fl (pic), 2ob (eh), 2cl (Bcl), 2bn (Cbn), 4hn, 2tr, 2tbn, Btbn, tba, timp, perc, strings.
• Recording available

Fantasia for String Trio and Orchestra (1998) 33 minutes
Performed in the Great Hall at Cooper Union on February 14, 1999 by Manhattan Virtuosi. Conductor: Arkady Leytush. Scored for solo violin, viola and cello with full orchestra: 2fl (pic), 2ob (eh), 2cl (Bcl), 2bn (Cbn), 3hn, tr, 2tbn, tba, timp, 2 perc, hp, strings.
• Recording available

Lyric Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1998) 7 minutes
Reading by MSM Philharmonia on February 18, 1998. Cello: Michael Finckel. Conductor: David Gilbert. Scored for solo cello and full orchestra: 2fl (pic), 2ob (eh), 2cl (Bcl), 2bn (Cbn), 4hn, 2tr, 2tbn, Btbn, tba, timp, 2 perc, strings.
• Recording available

Ngoni: Orchestral Suite
(1997) 22 minutes
Reading by MSM Philharmonia on March 10, 1997. Conductor: David Gilbert. Selected as a finalist in the 1997 National Young Composers Competition. Scored for full orchestra: Sop, 2fl (pic), 2ob (eh), 2cl (Bcl), 2bn (Cbn), 4hn, 2tr, 2tbn, Btbn, tba, timp, 2 perc, hp, strings.
• Recording available

By the Legs of the Moon (1996) 6 minutes
Reading by MSM Philharmonia. Conductor: Glenn Cortese. Scored for full orchestra: 2fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2bn, 4hn, 2tr, 2tbn, Btbn, tba, timp, 3 perc, strings.

To the Planets (1994) 25 minutes
Performed at Bennington College on November 7, 1995. Conductor: Peter Golub. Scored for chorus SATB and chamber orchestra: fl, cl, hn, tr, timp, perc, strings.

Music for Film & TV
A Lesson in Biology (2007)
Film score for the independent feature film. Music featured string orchestra and sax. In addition produced period rock cues from the late 1960’s. Currently in the film festival circuit, has been accepted into 15+ festivals to date and won several awards.
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Music Library (2006-2007)
Composed and produced 100+ tracks in many genres for a currently unreleased (major label) Film & TV Music Library.
Recordings available - only by contacting with the composer.

Dead Serious (2005)
On July 22nd, Mr. Soluri finished scoring the independent feature film "Dead Serious." Part of the film takes place in a dance club, so in addition to more traditional dramatic orchestral underscore, he also composed numerous dance club tracks as well as several driving hard rock/electronic tracks for action sequences. In addition to scoring the film Mr. Soluri also did the sound design and sound effects. The film has already been accepted at several film festivals around the country and a complete list will be posted when available.
Music and video available


Wild, Wild, West (2000)
Assigned scene from the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop. Recorded at the Newmann Scoring Stage in Hollywood, CA. Conductor: Patrick Soluri. Scored for orchestra: 2 fl (pic), ob, cl, bn, 3hn, pic tr, tr, tbn, Btbn, tb, timp, 2 perc, hp, strings.
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Fear (1997)
Music and audio conceptualization for a film by Lea Schoenwolf, premiered at the Columbia University Film Festival March 1997.
• Recording available

Vocal Music
Si Tu Veux (2009) 10:45 minutes
Scored for Bb clarinet, English Horn, Percussionm Soprano (voice), violin, viola, cello and contrabass.
Text excerpt by Stéphane Mallarmé (1896 - public domain). Commssioned by G. Schmidt.
• Recording available

First Baby Poems (2001) 4 minutes
Three songs for soprano and piano, text by Anne Waldman. Performed January 17, 2002 at UofL.
• Recording available

I Sang & Other Songs (1998) 6 minutes
Four songs for soprano and guitar, text by Carl Sandburg. Text used with the permission of the Carl Sandburg Estate. Performed October 19, 1998 at MSM.
• Recording available

The Inferno of Dante: A Study (1998) 13 minutes
Seven solo voices and seven strings, a study for the opera. Conductor: Patrick Soluri.
Performed April 2, 1998 at MSM. Scored for 2 Sop, 2 Mz, T, Bar, B. 2vln, 2vla, 2vc, cb.
• Recording available

Fear (1997) 4 minutes
Performed December 6, 1997 at MSM. Conductor: Patrick Soluri. Scored for soprano, cello, guitar, percussion and sitar.
• Recording available

Music for Theater
Hamlet & Cymbeline (2002)
Music supervisor, sound design and incidental music for the Walden Theater 2002 Season in Louisville, KY.

Satyr's Dance (1995)
Incidental music for percussion ensemble for "A Winter's Tale" by William Shakespeare and directed by Jim Hooper at Bennington College.

Work, Work, Work (1995)
Incidental music for 4 female voices for "Madame Popov" by Gladden Schrock and directed by Nicholas Elliot at Bennington College.

Chamber
String Trio #2 (2009) 3:30 minutes
Scored for violin, viola and cello.
• Recording available

Fantasia Trio
(1996 revised 1998) 9 minutes
Scored for violin, viola and cello.
• Recording available

Septet (1997)
Conductor: Patrick. Soluri. Scored for 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, guitar, percussion and harpsichord.
• Recording available

Retornando a Compostela (1996)
Scored for brass Quintet.
• Recording available

String Quartet (1995)

Duet for Cello & Piano (1994)

Electronic
Nuances #2 (1998)
For viola and electronics.
• Recording available

Nuances #1 (1998)
For female voice and electronics.
• Recording available

 

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