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Binnette Lipper (1939-2016)

Binnette Lipper received her music education at Hunter College and the Juilliard School. She studied composition privately with Ludmila Ulehla, Ron Herder and Meyer Kupferman. Formerly on the faculty of Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale, NY, for many years, Lipper now serves on the school's board of trustees. An active member of the New York Women Composers, Lipper is the recipient of an American Music Center grant, Meet-the-Composer Grants, ASCAPlus Awards, and numerous commissions. Her works have been heard in the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Far East. Her compositions are published by Frank E. Warren Music and the Hildegard Publishing Company.
Lipper’s works are recorded by North/South Recordings, Musicians Showcase Recordings, Euterpe Recordings and Capstone Records.


Audio Samples:Circles of Light (excerpt)    Sonata For Piano No 3: 1 Languid (excerpt)    

Works in the NYWC Catalog:

Adam to Eve: A Retort

Duration: 3'
Instrumentation: Voice, Pn
for tenor and piano;
Poem by Joan Rudel;
written as a companion piece (or duet) to "Eve to Adam (In Consideration of their Brief Time Together)"
premiere: October 5, 2008, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY


As I Walked Out One Evening

Duration: 10'
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop
Poem by W. H. Auden;
Commission and premiere, April 27, 2001, Nancy Ellen Ogle (soprano) and Ginger Yang Hwalek (piano), Minsky Hall, Univ. of Maine

Bagatelles for Piano

Duration: 22'
Instrumentation: Pn
Dalliance, Whimsy, Zephyr, Spatial Relations, Reminiscence, Impudence, Adventure
Premiere: Fechin Institute, Taos, New Mexico, Nov. 1999, A. Stoytcheva
Finalist in 2003 Renee B.Fisher Piano Composition Competition;
CD Recording: "American Women Composers" (2006) North/South Recordings, N/S R 1043
"Her seven Bagatelles...are terse and dramatically effective, the products of a first-class composer." (P. Burwasser, FANFARE, July/August 2008)
"...the elegant classicism of Lipper's Bagatelles..." (J. Sullivan, American Record Guide, March/April 2007)

Celebration Variations

Duration: 15'
Instrumentation: 4 Fl, 4 Cl , Hn , 2 Tbn, 2 Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, , 2 Tpt, Pn
Commission and premiere, Hoff-Barthelson Music School, May 1992; Theme and 5 variations for chamber orchestra; suitable for students. Each variation highlights one instrument or group, and can be excerpted from the piece to stand on its own as a separate work.
The variations are orchestrated thus: Theme: Solo clarinet; Var. 1: 4 flutes (or multiples); Var. 2: piano solo; Var. 3: horn, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones; Var. 4: flute, clarinet, piano; Var. 5: 4 flutes, 4 clarinets, 4 saxophones.

Chorale And Escapade

Duration: 5'
Instrumentation: 2 Tpt,Hn,2 Tbn


Circles of Light

Duration: 8'
Instrumentation: Pn, String Orchestra
Concerto in one movement for piano and string orchestra.
Winner of Margaret Fairbanks Jory Copy Assistance Grant, June '96; Commissioned by E. Ivanina for Amadeus String Orchestra, Moscow.
Recorded (2008) by North/South Recordings (N/S R 1048)

The Crime

Duration: 3'
Instrumentation: Voice, Pn
Song set to a poem by Ilsa Gilbert, commissioned by the poet. Premier March 25, 2007, St. Marks Church in the Bowery, NYC

The Dark Hills (Chamber Ensemble and Voice version)

Duration: 2'
Instrumentation: Mezzo,Vc,Pno
Poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson

The Dark Hills (Piano and Voice version)

Duration: 2'
Instrumentation: Mez, Pn
Poem by E. A. Robinson.

Eve to Adam (In Consideration of their Brief Time Together)

Duration: 3'
Instrumentation: Voice, Pn
for mezzo soprano and piano, OR soprano and piano;
Poem by Joan Rudel; written as a companion piece (or duet) to "Adam to Eve: A Retort";
premiere: October 5, 2008, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Fantasy For Oboe And Piano

Duration: 6'
Instrumentation: Ob,Pno
Commission and premiered, 1986, Edgemont (NY) Council for Arts.

Five Duets For Cello And Piano

Duration: 9'
Instrumentation: Pno,Vc
Five Duets For Cello And Piano: Prologue; Andante Cantabile; Sherzino; Fantasia; Epilogue.
"... lined with imaginativeness ..." - Gannett.

Four Glimpses of Night

Duration: 8'
Instrumentation: Fl
Four short movements for unaccompanied flute, inspired by the poem of the same name (in four stanzas)by Frank Marshall Davis. Commissioned by Nina Assimakopoulos for the "Laurels" Project, 2nd volume, projected CD release Winter 2008-09.

Gavotte For Woodwinds

Duration: 2'
Instrumentation: Fl,Ob,Cl,Bn
"...sparlked with engaging dialogues between instruments and interesting tempos..." - Gannett

Hat Song

Duration: 5'
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop
Poem by Audrey Colombe, "Fall Poem, Mid-way Past the Equinox" Premiere: October 1997, by Nancy Ellen Ogle (soprano) and Ginger Yang Hwalek (piano), Minsky Hall, University of Maine.

Horizons

Duration: 16'
Instrumentation: Vln
Commissioned by C. Khimm; Premiere:Great Hall of Cooper Union, New York City, April 25, 1999, Matitiahu Braun, violin (presented by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts)
Armenian premiere: Chamber Music Hall, Yerevan, Armenia, July 21, 1999, Souren Akhnazarian, violin.
Russian premeier - Queen Catherine Palace Concert Hall, Moscow, March 25, 2000; CD, Musicians Showcase Recordings (M1015)
"Update Ravel's 'Tzigane' to the style of our time, and you have Lipper's 'Horizons.'" - David Denton, FANFARE, January 2001.

I Wish You Love

Duration: 8'
Instrumentation: Pn, Voice
A wedding/love song (words and music by Binnette Lipper) .

If The Owl Calls Again (Poem by John Haines)

Duration: 3'
Instrumentation: Pn, mez


Interludes (Fantasy, Recollections, Flight)

Duration: 10'
Instrumentation: Fl,Vln,Vc
Commission and Premiere, Crescent Trio, May 1989
"...Lipper writes utterly unpretentious music, extremely well crafted and wonderfully melodic." - John Story, FANFARE, January 2001.
"The interplay among instruments and flowing lines evoking many moods made this a most successsful piece." - Women's News;
CD, Musicians Showcase Recordings (MS 1015)

Last Day at the Beach

Duration: 5'
Instrumentation: Voice, Pn
Musical setting for mezzo soprano and piano of the poem, "Here I Don't Need Anyone", by Joan Rudel. Premiere: Oct. 5, 2008, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.

Leaving

Duration: 3'
Instrumentation: Voice, Pn
for mezzo soprano and piano;
Poem by Joan Rudel'
Premiere: October 5, 2008, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Love Song (A Sonnet)

Duration: 4'
Instrumentation: Voice, Pn
for mezzo soprano and piano;
Poem by Joan Rudel;
Premiere: October 5, 2008, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Matins

Duration: 3'
Instrumentation: Voice, Pn
for soprano and piano;
Poem by Ann Silsbee, from "Orioling";
Premier March 29, 2006, Greenwich House, NYC

Meteorology (Heat Lightning, Drizzling, Sunsparkle, Ice Night)

Duration: 12'
Instrumentation: Pn
Four movements depicting the weather;
Bulgarian premiere (Sofia), June 1996, A. Stoytcheva;
Canadian permiere (Toronto) 1996, A. Stoytcheva

Places

Duration: 14'
Instrumentation: Pn
Fourteenth of July; Over Cork; Sea Abbey; Avila; A Welsh Tale; Alpine Cable Car; The Firs; Street Organ.
Eight short pieces for piano, depicting travels. Easy through intermediate, for either children or adults.

Posted on the Fridge

Duration: 5'
Instrumentation: Voice, Pn, Voice
Duet, written for soprano, mezzo soprano and piano. Humorous.
Poem by Joan Rudel;
Premiere: October 5, 2008, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Prayer on the Threshold of Tomorrow

Duration: 10'
Instrumentation: Sop,Mezzo,Ten,Bass,Fl,Vc,Pno
Written for SATB Choir, flute, cello and piano.
Based on a poem (1915) by Armenian poet laureate, Vahan Tekeyan (tr. from Armenian by D. Der Hovanessian)
Premiere, April 22, 2001, Moscow, Queen Catherine Palace Concert Hall, Tsarytsyna Ensemble;
Armenian premiere, June 18, 2001, Yerevan, Gomidas Halle, Sorgente Ensemble

Quintet for Woodwinds

Duration: 14'
Instrumentation: Fl,Ob,Cl,Hn
In three movements.
Russian premiere, Jan. 25, 2006, Moscow Composers House, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble

Soliloquy For Clarinet

Duration: 9'
Instrumentation: Cl
Theme and 6 variations for unaccompanied clarinet in Bb or A.
Publisher:
Frank E. Warren Music Service
88 Greaton Road
W. Roxbury, MA  02132
USA
Office: (617) 325-0331
Fax: (617) 390-5908
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Sonata for Piano, No. 1

Duration: 16'
Instrumentation: Pn
Allegro; Scherzo; Adagio; Presto.

Sonata for Piano, No. 2

Duration: 21'
Instrumentation: Pn
Adagio/Allegro; Allegretto grazioso; Largo.

Sonata for Piano, No. 3

Duration: 19'
Instrumentation: Pn
Languid; Con moto; Con fuoco.
Moscow premiere, May 1995, E. Ivanina.
CD recording, "American Women Composers"(2006), North/South Recordings (N/S R 1043);
"The most substantial work on the disc is the three-movement Sonata No.3...This music is defined by sinew and intelligence, making a strong and bracing impression without a trace of
condescension... ...If there is anger or regret in these pages, it is subsumed by an intricate construction and compelling chromaticism." (P.Burwasser, FANFARE, July/August 2008)

Sonnets (Three sonnets of William Shakespeare)

Duration: 10'
Instrumentation: Sop~or~Mezzo,Pno,Vc
Sonnets: "When In Disgrace With Fortune..."; "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?"; "Some Glory in their Birth...". Three sonnets of William Shakespeare, suitable for either mezzo-soprano or soprano, with cello and piano accompaniment.

String Quartet No. 1 (in three movements)

Duration: 11'
Instrumentation: 2 Vln,Vla,Vc
CD recording "Horizons" (2000)by Musicians Showcase Recordings. (MS 1015)
"The String Quartet... has an easy attraction to anyone who counts the Shostakovich quartets among his or her favorite works." (David Denton, FANFARE January 2001)

String Quartet No. 2 (Mind Games)

Duration: 10'
Instrumentation: 2 Vln,Vla,Vc
DALLIANCE, REMINISCENCE, IMPUDENCE String quartet: three selections from "Bagatelles for Piano", transcribed by the composer.

Sunday Afternoon on the Ohio

Duration: 4'
Instrumentation: Voice, Pn
for soprano and piano;
from a poem by Ann Silsbee, from "The Book of Ga";
Premier March 29, 2006, Greenwich House, NYC

Theme and Variations for Four Hands

Duration: 8'
Instrumentation: Pn, four hands


Three For Five (Capriccio; Con Sentimento; Moto Perpetuo)

Duration: 15'
Instrumentation: Fl,Ob
bn, pn, perc (vib, xyl, timp, sn drum, triangle, tambourine, temple blocks, woodblock) Three movements for five players. Russian premiere, Great Hall of Composers, Moscow Autumn Festival, Nov. 1995; E. Ivanina, piano; A. Korneyev, flute; A. Sheyin, oboe; A. Sizov, bassoon; A. Suvorov, percussion. CD: North/South Recordings (N/S R1017)

Trialogue

Duration: 10'
Instrumentation: Fl,Cl,Bn
Trialogue is a dialogue for three instruments (in one movement). Premiere, Hoff- Barthelson Music School Contemporary Festival, May 1998;
CD recording, "Horizons", Musicians Showcase Recordings (MS 1015)
Publisher:
Hildegard Publishing Co.
Box 332
Bryn, Ma  PA 19010
Office: (610) 649-8649
Fax: (610) 649-8677


Trio (for Piano, Violin And Cello)

Duration: 11'
Instrumentation: Pno,Vln,Vc
Three Movements: Allegro con brio, Scherzo, Moderato.

Two Yeats Songs: For Anne Gregory, The Fiddler Of Dooney

Duration: 5'
Instrumentation: Sop, Pn, or
mez, pn (poems by W. B. Yeats) Two songs usually performed together. "...astonishingly accomplished..." - Patent Trader

The Young Mage (Poem by Louise Bogan)

Duration: 3'
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop
The Young Mage. Poem by Louise Bogan. Premier: October, 1997, by Nancy Ellen Ogle (Soprano) and Ginger Yang Hwalek (piano), Minsky Hall, University of Maine.

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