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VOCAL WORKS

  

[Choral & Vocal Music (a cappella or with orchestra)]   [Voice(s) with Instruments]
 
 
 

 

VOCAL MUSIC (a cappella or with orchestra)

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[ABSCHIED]   [MAN AND MACHINE]   [IM AUTO ÜBER LAND]   [WALDEN]   [AQUANAUTEN]
 
[DER BIRNENBAUM]   [DREI LÖFFEL ZUCKER IM MEER]   [TEMPUS NANTUM NOSTRUM EST]
  

 

    

ABSCHIED

for soprano, tenor, celli I-II, choir, guitar solo and guitar orchestra 
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Year of Composition: 2013/16

Title Translation: FAREWELL

Note on Instrumentation: Choir S-A-T-B (ossia: vocal quartet or octet), Guitar Orchestra: Guitar 1-2-3-4 (or guitar quartet), Solo Alternative: Flute or Violin..

Text: “Abschiedsgesang” by Ignaz von Seyfried (in German).

Duration: 5′

Commission: Mozarteum University of Salzburg (in honour of Vice-Rector Prof. Matthias Seidel).

Premiere: Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, Großer Saal (June 21, 2016).

Soprano: Ornella de Luca Coltro, Tenor: Santiago Sánchez, Violoncelli: Dylan Baraldi, Vladimir Bogdanovic, Guitar Solo: Raúl Rolón, Vokalensemble der Universität Mozarteum, Mozgitos Gitarren Ensemble, Conductor: Nektaria Paletsou.

 

 

MAN AND MACHINE

IM AUTO ÜBER LAND

for choir
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Year of Composition: 2010/11 

Instrumentation: Soprano (8/12/16), Alto (8/12/16), Tenor (8/12/16), Bass (8/12/16).

Note: The work is also performable with symphony orchestra.

Text: Vocalizations.

Duration: 3′:30″

Commission: m:con – mannheim:congress GmbH, City of Mannheim.

Premiere: Closing celebration of the Automobile Summer Baden-Württemberg, Friedrichsplatz Square, Mannheim (September 10, 2011).

SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg (Cond. Johannes Harneit, Klaas Stok).

 

 

for children’s / youth choir
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Year of Composition: 2010

Title Translation: ON THE ROAD

Text: “Im Auto über Land” by Erich Kästner (in German).

Duration: 7′

Commission: m:con – mannheim:congress GmbH, City of Mannheim.

Premiere: Closing celebration of the Automobile Summer Baden-Württemberg, Friedrichsplatz Square, Mannheim (September 10, 2011).

Stuttgart State Opera Children’s Chorus (Cond. Johannes Knecht).

 

WALDEN

AQUANAUTEN

for coloratura soprano and countertenor
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Year of Composition: 2008

Title Translation: LIFE IN THE WOODS

Note on Composition: This is an excerpt from the opera “Die Jagd”.

Text: “Die Jagd” by Marianne Freidig and Andreas Liebmann (in German). 

Duration: 7′

Commission: Stuttgart State Opera.

Premiere: Stuttgart State Opera (December 18, 2008). 

Coloratura soprano: Heidi Wolf, Countertenor: Michael Hofmeister. 

 

 

for vocal ensemble
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Year of Composition: 2007

Note on Composition: Vocalists can be singers or actors; suitable for music theatre. 

Text: “Odyssey” (twelfth song) by Homer, “Dialectic of Enlightenment” by Horkheimer / Adorno, “Gadji beri bimba” and “Seepferdchen und Flugfische” by Hugo Ball (non-semantic).

Duration: 15′

Commission: International Association for Polyaesthetic Education in Homage to Wolfgang Roscher.

Concert Premiere: Stuttgart State Opera House (January 13, 2009).

Ensemble v.act, Stuttgart, Direction: Angelika Luz.

Open Air Premiere: Mirabell Palace Garden, Salzburg (October 18, 2007).

Drama and Stage Directing Department of Mozarteum University of Salzburg, With Sören Canenbley, André Hinderlich, Yorck Hoßfeld, Charlotte Kintzel and Melanie Tóth, Voice training: Albert Weilguny, Direction: Marios Joannou Elia. 

 

  

DER BIRNENBAUM

DREI LÖFFEL ZUCKER IM MEER

for vocal duet
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Year of Composition: 2007

Title Translation: THE PEAR TREE

Note on Composition: Vocalists can be singers or actors; suitable for music theatre. 

Text: “Der Terror ist ein Hund, ein blutiger Hund” (Chapter “Der Birnenbauem des Sepp Hundsberger Senior”) by Alexander Höllwerth; text transformation by Marios Joannou Elia (in German). 

Duration: 20′

Commission: Bildungshaus Schloss Puchberg, Wels.

Premiere: Kunst.imPuls Wels, Puchberg Palace – The Hall of Mirrors (Spiegelsaal) (February 28, 2007).

Karoline Gans (Mouse), Alexander Höllwerth (Sepp Hundsberger Senior), Costumes: Thomas Mörschbacher. 

 

 

for vocal ensemble
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Year of Composition: 2005

Title Translation: THREE SPOONS SUGAR IN THE OCEAN

Note on Composition: Vocalists can be singers or actors; suitable for music theatre. 

Text: “Drei Löffel Zucker im Meer” by Marios Joannou Elia (in German).

Duration: 10′

Commission: Cultural Funds of Land Salzburg.

Premiere: Toihaus Theatre Salzburg. A portrait concert of works by Marios Joannou Elia (June 10, 2005).

Soloist: Max Simonischek (actor).

Vocal Ensemble: Benjamin Bieber, Nina Mohr, Ulrich Rechenbach, Sara Spennemann (actors), Francka Senk and Jana Stefanek (singers). 

 

TEMPUS TANTUM NOSTRUM EST

for vocal ensemble and motorbike duet
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Year of Composition: 2005

Title Translation: ONLY TIME IS OUR OWN

Instrumentation: S-A-T-B

Note on Composition: This is an excerpt from the Zeitoper “As Time Goes By”.

Text: “Epistulae morales ad Lucilium 1” by Lucius Annaeus Seneca (in Latin).

Duration: 9′

Commission: HanNover State Opera, Deutsche Bank Stiftung.

Premiere: Salzburg Biennale (March 6, 2009).

Harley-Davidson Road King, Harley-Davidson Night Rod (Motodrom Salzburg).

Ensemble Vocal Arts, Stuttgart (Cond. Angelika Luz).  

 

  

 

VOICE(S) WITH INSTRUMENTS

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[KINDERSPIEL]   [C STORY]   [WOZU SOCKEN?]   [WHITEBLACK]
  

  

  

KINDERSPIEL

C STORY

for vocal duet and ensemble
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Year of Composition: 2006

Title Translation: CHILDREN’S GAME

Instrumentation: Soprano, mezzo soprano.

Ensemble: Flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello.

Text: “Kinderspiel” by Christian Adolf Overbeck (in German), hide-and-seek game expressions.

Duration: 8′

Commission: Mozarteum Salzburg.

Premiere: Mozartjahr 2006 in Salzburg (June 8, 2006).

Soprano: Elisabeth Kallos, Mezzo: Gertraud Steinkogler-Wurzinger.

Ensemble Acrobat, Salzburg (Cond. David Danzmayr).

 

 

for tenor, mixed western and non-western instruments
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Year of Composition: 2006

Instrumentation: Erhu, pan flute, recorder, qanum, viola da gamba, double bass, percussion (2).

Note: Also performable without tenor (see Ensemble).

Text: Impulses from “Cyprus History” by Costas Montis. 

Duration: 6′

Commission: Ensemble Ziggurat, Amsterdam.

Premiere: Gaudeamus Music Week, Amsterdam (September 8, 2006).

Tenor: Bassem Alkhouri, Ensemble Ziggurat (Répétiteur: Theo Leovendie, Joël Bons).

 

WOZU SOCKEN?

WHITEBLACK

for coloratura soprano and oboe
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Year of Composition: 2005

Title Translation: WHY SOCKS?

Text: Quotations by Albert Einstein and St. Aurelius Augustine (in German).

Duration: 5′

Commission: Magyar Radio in Homage to Béla Bartók.

Premiere: Magyar Radio Budapest (May 24, 2006).

Soloists of the Hungarian State Opera, Budapest.

Soprano: Kővári Eszter Sára, Oboe: Kubina Ágnes.

 

for baritone and ensemble
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Year of Composition: 2003/05

Ensemble: Violin, guitar, percussion, trumpet, trombone.

Text: “Turkish Invasion” by Costas Montis, newspaper reports (in English). 

Duration: 15′

Commission: Eliot Fisk’s Guitar and Friends, Salzburg.

Premiere: Central State Theatre Salzburg. A portrait concert of works by Marios Joannou Elia (April 24, 2005).

Baritone: Philipp Caspari, Violin: Edson Scheid, Guitar: Domenico Simone, Percussion: Mu Paopun Amnatham, Trumpet: Johannes Bär, Trombone: Alex Moling.

Premiere with countertenor: Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (June 15, 2012).

Daniel Gloger (countertenor), Ensemble Ascolta, Stuttgart (Cond. Eva Fodor). 

 

 

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