Michael Wittgraf


List of Works

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for scores and performance materials, contact the composer:
michael.wittgraf@und.edu
(701) 777-4716

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Ensemble
Orchestral * Band * Chorus

Chamber/Solo
Woodwinds * Brass * Strings * Percussion * Voice
Piano/Organ * Guitar * Electronic/Video



Ensemble


Orchestral


Winds of Freedom  2008.  Orchestra (Middle School).  7 min.

Landmarks  2007.  Orchestra.  12 min.
          Version also for Concert Band.

The House  2004.  Combined Orchestra, Band, and Chorus (High School/College).  8 min.  Text by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
          Versions also for Orchestra/Chorus and Band/Chorus.

Prelude  2003.  Orchestra (High School/College).  8 min.

A Marriage of Seasons  1997.  Orchestra.  10 min.

“...so everything doesn’t happen all at once.”  1996.  Chamber Orchestra.  6 min.

Event  1994.  Orchestra.  8 min.

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Band

Landmarks  2007.  Concert Band (arrangement of orchestral work of the same title by the composer).  12 min.

Festival Music  2006.  Middle School Band.  3:30 min.

The Great Plains  2006.  Middle School Band.  7 min.

The House  2004.  Combined Orchestra, Band, and Chorus (High School/College).  8 min.  Text by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
          Versions also for Orchestra/Chorus and Band/Chorus.

Fanfare on a North Dakota Theme  1998.  Concert Band.  6 min.

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Chorus

Ode to Quinbus Flestrin  2004.  SSAATTBB Chorus.  10 min.  Text by Alexander Pope.

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Chamber/Solo

Woodwinds

Collusion  2009.  Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello, Piano, Percussion.  7 min.

Atmosphere
  2007.  Flute and Organ.  5 min.

Paradoxes  2006.  Soprano, Flute, Percussion.  11 min.
          I.    Zeno of Elea.  2:30
          II.   Thompson's Lamp.  4:30
          III.  Complement.  4:00


Septet for Winds  2006.  Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone.  7 min.

Sagacity's Perdition  2005.  Bass Clarinet, Percussion, Piano.  8 min.

Child's Play  2003.  Clarinet and Percussion or Alto Saxophone and Percussion.  12 min.

Three Pieces for Four Bassoons  2003.  13 min.

Night  2002.  Soprano, Clarinet, and Electronic Recording.  15 min.  Text by Dennis Cooley

First Frost  2000.  Flute and Guitar.  8 min.

Fluid, Stone, and Heresy  2000.  Saxophone (doubling soprano and tenor), Violoncello, Piano, Percussion, and Electronic Recording.  18 min.

Meditation and Hoolerei  1994.  Clarinet, Violoncello, and Piano.  10 min.

Bearing  1993.  Duet for Soprano and Alto Saxophones.  2 movements.  8 min.
                1.  North-South
                2.  East-West

Conversation  1991.  Oboe (or flute, or soprano saxophone) and Clarinet.  7 min.

Grommet  1991.  Solo Bassoon.  3 movements.  7 min.
                1st Movement
                2nd Movement
                3rd Movement

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Brass

Fanfare to the Memory of JFK  2008.  Trumpet Ensemble in 4 parts.  1 min.
          MIDI Realization

Septet for Winds
  2006.  Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone.  7 min.

Variations on “The Erie Canal”  2001.  Brass Quintet.  10 min.

Theme and Four Interpolated Interpolations  1996.  Horn and Double Bass.  13 min.

351  1996.  Solo Trombone.  45 sec.

460  1996.  Solo Bass Trombone.  45 sec.

Dihedral Groups  1995.  Trumpet, Horn, and Trombone.  2 movements.  12 min.

Wrought Gold  1993.  Trombone Quartet.  7 min.

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Strings

Collusion  2009.  Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello, Piano, Percussion.  7 min.

Canon for Four Double Basses
  2005.  4 min.

The Nature of a Circle: The Cycle of Lewis and Clark  2003.  String Quartet.  13 min.

The Mutable Lens  2001.  String Quartet.  20 min.

Fluid, Stone, and Heresy  2000.  Saxophone (doubling soprano and tenor), Violoncello, Piano, Percussion, and Electronic Recording.  18 min.

Theme and Four Interpolated Interpolations  1996.  Horn and Double Bass.  13 min.

Theme and Five Interpolations  1995.  Violoncello and Percussion.  15 min.
                Theme
                Interpolation I
                Interpolation II
                Interpolation III
                Interpolation IV
                Interpolation V

Meditation and Hoolerei  1994.  Clarinet, Violoncello, and Piano.  10 min.

Dances  1992.  Viola and Piano.  3 movements.  15 min.

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Percussion


Collusion  2009.  Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello, Piano, Percussion.  7 min.

Paradoxes  2006.  Soprano, Flute, Percussion.  11 min.
          I.    Zeno of Elea.  2:30
          II.   Thompson's Lamp.  4:30
          III.  Complement.  4:00

Fess, Etc.  2006.  Solo Percussion.  11 min.

Sagacity's Perdition  2005.  Bass Clarinet, Percussion, Piano.  8 min.

Child's Play  2003.  Clarinet and Percussion or Alto Saxophone and Percussion.  12 min.

Fluid, Stone, and Heresy  2000.  Saxophone (doubling soprano and tenor), Violoncello, Piano, Percussion, and Electronic Recording.  18 min.

The Counterfeit Reality  1998.  Five Percussionists.  11 min.

Theme and Five Interpolations  1995.  Violoncello and Percussion.  15 min.
                Theme
                Interpolation I
                Interpolation II
                Interpolation III
                Interpolation IV
                Interpolation V

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Voice

Paradoxes  2006.  Soprano, Flute, Percussion.  11 min.
          I.    Zeno of Elea.  2:30
          II.   Thompson's Lamp.  4:30
          III.  Complement.  4:00

Township Fifty-Five North  2003.  Baritone Voice and Piano.  16 min.  Text from Presidential Papers of William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.

Night  2002.  Soprano, Clarinet, and Electronic Recording.  15 min.  Text by Dennis Cooley

Three Jacobson Songs  2000.  Soprano and Piano.  13 min.  Text by Terry Jacobson.
                1.  Chocolate Ditches
                2.  Revolt
                3.  Dry Soil – Dry Thoughts

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Piano/Organ

Collusion  2009.  Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello, Piano, Percussion.  7 min.

Piano Piece:  Insomnia
  2008.  3 min.

Piano Piece:  Influenza
  2007.  6 min.

Piano Piece:  Pneumonia 
2006.  7 min.

Sagacity's Perdition  2005.  Bass Clarinet, Percussion, Piano.  8 min.

Fantasy Variations: Twelve Bells  2004.  Solo Piano.  9 min.

Fugue on "Stand up and Cheer"  2003.  Solo Organ.  4 min.
          MIDI realization

Township Fifty-Five North  2003.  Baritone Voice and Piano.  16 min.  Text from Presidential Papers of William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.

Threefold Wellspring  2002.  Solo Organ.  9 min.

Three Jacobson Songs  2000.  Soprano and Piano.  13 min.  Text by Terry Jacobson.
                1.  Chocolate Ditches
                2.  Revolt
                3.  Dry Soil – Dry Thoughts

Fluid, Stone, and Heresy  2000.  Saxophone (doubling soprano and tenor), Violoncello, Piano, Percussion, and Electronic Recording.  18 min.

Meditation and Hoolerei  1994.  Clarinet, Violoncello, and Piano.  10 min.

Dances  1992.  Viola and Piano.  3 movements.  15 min.

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Guitar

First Frost  2000.  Flute and Guitar.  8 min.

Pythagorean Triple  1997.  Solo Guitar.  6 min.

Manifold  1995.  Solo Guitar.  13 min.

Summer and a Half  1994.  Solo Guitar.  2 movements.  10 min.

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Electronic/Mixed Media

Tensile Silence Extended  2009.  Electronic Recording.  5:40 min.

Executive Order
  2008.  4.1 surround KYMA X and MIDI wind controller.  5:10 min.
          Stereo Take

Squeeze Play
  2008.  Electronic Recording.  59 seconds.

Tensile Silence
  2008.  Electronic Recording.  59 seconds.

Dronelet 2 
2007.  4.1 Electronic Recording.  2:10 min.
          Stereo version

Dronelet 1  2007.  4.1 Electronic Recording.  5:30 min.
          Stereo version

My Children Mock Us  2005.  Electronic Recording.  2 min.
          Version with video.  2006

Night  2002.  Soprano, Clarinet, and Electronic Recording.  15 min.  Text by Dennis Cooley

Fluid, Stone, and Heresy  2000.  Saxophone (doubling soprano and tenor), Violoncello, Piano, Percussion, and Electronic Recording.  18 min.

Impend  1996.  Electronic Recording.  7 min.

Inversation  1995.  Electronic Recording.  11 min.

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