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    William McClelland

 


             

 

“The Revenge of Hamish” is a splendid setting of the Sidney Lanier poem. The clear and subtle use of the chorus and
instrumental ensemble sustains the dramatic buildup to the tragic ending.

             - Classical Voice of North Carolina

 

 

 

Music by William McClelland

 

To order scores or for more information on any composition, please
email wmcmusic@wmcclelland.com or call 201-854-7483.

 

CHORAL WORKS
 

These Last Gifts - poem by Catullus, translation by Robert Fitzgerald
for Mixed Chorus SATB - 6 minutes
Click here for an excerpt from the score and a video performance of the premiere..
 

Hail Lovely and Pure - from "The Second Shepherd's Play"
for Mixed Chorus SATB - 13 minutes
Click here for a score and MP3 realization
 

The Revenge of Hamish - poem by Sidney Lanier
for Mixed Chorus SATB, piano, violin and bodhran - 19 minutes
Click here for a score and full recording
 

The Ballad of Don and Dan - text by Ian Frazier
for Mixed Chorus SATB, piano, electric guitar, electric bass and drums - 11 minutes
Click here for a score and full recording


A Wood - poem by RIchard Wilbur

for Mixed Chorus SATB and woodwind quintet - 7 minutes
Click here for an excerpt and score sample
 

Wolf Moon - poem by Mary Oliver
for Mixed Chorus SATB and piano - 4 minutes
Click here for an excerpt and score sample


Collect Pond - poem by Thomas McClelland
for Mixed Chorus SATB - 5 minutes
Click here for an excerpt and score sample
 

Dark Clouds Bring Waters - from John Bunyan's
"The Pilgrim's Progress"

for Mixed Chorus SATB - 3 minutes
Click here for an excerpt and score sample
 

Five Sonnets for Men's Voices
1. Oh, Think Not I Am Faithful to a Vow! - Edna St. Vincent Millay
2. I Expect You from the North - John Berryman
3. Green, green and green again - Conrad Aiken - click for excerpt
4. i have found what you are like - E.E. Cummings - click for excerpt
5. June Light - Richard Wilbur

for
Men's Voices TTB - 10 minutes
 

Good Speaking — A Benediction Song - poem by Bill Meikle
for Mixed Chorus SATB - 5 minutes
Click here for an excerpt and score sample
 

Song for the Rainy Season - poem by Elizabeth Bishop
for Mixed Chorus SATB and piano - 7 minutes
 

In That Part of the Young Year - from Dante's "The Inferno"
for Mixed Chorus SATB - 3 minutes


 

SOLO INSTRUMENTAL AND CHAMBER WORKS
 

Five for Piano
1. June-bug Serenade
2. Shadow No More
3. Demon Cloud
4. A Trace
5. The Jolly Mortals

(for solo piano - 8 -9 minutes)
Click here for excerpts
 

Songs for the Wind - poems by Theodore Roethke
A cycle of seven songs for soprano, tenor, piano, oboe, 'cello, and percussion - 20 minutes
Click here for excerpts
 

Three Larkin Songs - poems by Philip Larkin
for soprano, marimba, clarinet, trombone, baritone saxophone, and double bass - 7 minutes
 

Batting Practice
Four pieces for clarinet, violin, 'cello, and piano - 10 minutes

 

Russ's Dance
for solo hammered dulcimer; also a version for solo piano - 4 minutes

 

Vines
for 'cello and piano - 3 minutes

 

 

SONGS FOR VOICE AND PIANO
 

Snowstorm in the Midwest - poem by James Wright - hear excerpt

Poem Composed in Sleep - poem by Lidian Emerson - hear excerpt

Going - poem by Philip Larkin - hear excerpt

Insomnia - poem by Elizabeth Bishop

Autumn, 1964 - poem by John Betjeman

The Defective Record - poem by William Carlos Williams

Labrador - poem by William Carlos Williams

Garden Abstract - poem by Hart Crane

The Politician - poem by Spencer Appling

Sea Rose - poem by H.D.

Storm - poem by H.D.

To One Who Revisited an Old Garden - poem by Catherine Kirsopp

Memory of Summer Facing West - poem by W.S. Merwin

Autumnal - poem by James Wright

The Fields of November - poem by Mark Van Doren


 

MISCELLANEOUS WORKS
 

Call to Art

A multi-media work for taped chorus in collaboration with the artists
Komar & Melamid.

Lengths determined by performance

 

 

INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITIONS FOR JAZZ ENSEMBLE
 

Later Than Now

Tee Off Time

Killer Dilettante

Alfresco Blues

Day One

Flat as a Pancake

The House by the Side of the Road

Some of Thems

Bum's Rush

Once Again

Love Cement

Rafe Botts
 

 

SONGS FOR VOICE AND JAZZ ENSEMBLE
 

Little Star - lyrics by W. McClelland

Whatever's On - lyrics by Ian Frazier

Bristlecone Pine - lyrics by Ian Frazier

She Doesn't Work There Anymore - lyrics by W. McClelland

Soaker - lyrics by Thomas McClelland

All That I Want is You - lyrics by Thomas McClelland

Fear's in Love - lyrics by Thomas McClelland

I Don't Feel So Hot - lyrics by Thomas McClelland

Fortune Cookie Factory - lyrics by Thomas McClelland

She'd Never Break My Heart - lyrics by Thomas McClelland

I Like to Drink - lyrics by Thomas McClelland

Let's Do - lyrics by Thomas McClelland