Composing

WORKS & DISCOGRAPHY

 

“Nytch’s work was both impressive and satisfying. Works such as this are creating hope for the future of classical music.”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Works:

Orchestral/Ensemble
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Acclamations

3•2•2•2/4•3•3•1/timp/3 perc/strings
Duration: 4′
Commissioned: Binghamton Philharmonic, John Covelli Music Director
Version for Wind Ensemble commissioned by Jerry Junkin for The University of Texas Wind Ensemble

Version for orchestra, 4′


Version for wind ensemble,
4′

 

 

Chamber Concerto

fl, cl, bn, piano, strings (4•2•2•1)
Duration: 26′
Commissioned: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, David Stock Artistic Director

 

 

Epilogue: In memoriam Yitzhak Rabin

For strings (3•3•3•1) or string orchestra
Duration: 11′
Commissioned: Franklin & Marshall College Chamber Orchestra, Brian Norcross Music Director

 

 

Moving Violations

3-2-4-2-2-1-1/4-3-3-2-2/timp/3perc/string bass
Duration: 7′ 10″
Commissioned: Franklin & Marshall College, in honor of Brian Norcross

 

 

Novas

3•3•3•3/4•4•3•1/timp/3 perc/strings
Duration: 10′

(available on commercial release)

 

 

Symphony No. 1: Formations

3•3•3•3/4•3•3•1/timp/3 perc/hp/strings
Duration: 34′
Commissioned by: The Boulder Philharmonic & the Geological Society of America

1. Orogenies

 

2. Rush!

 

3. Requiems

 

4. Majesties

 

 

 

 


Concerto
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Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra

2•2•3•2/4•3•3/timp/3 perc/hp/strings/cl solo
Duration: 17′
(available on commercial release)

1.  Animato

 


2.  Mesto

 

3.  Volando

 

 

Double Concerto for Saxophone and Horn

3•2•4•2/3•3•1/timp/2 perc/pft/hn & alto sax solos
Duration: 25′
Commissioned by: Lynn & Laura Klock and the Franklin & Marshall College Chamber Wind Ensemble

Chamber
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…and the wind spoke

fl, vc, perc, pft
Duration: 18′
Commissioned by: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Kevin Noe Artistic Director, for Lindsey Goodman

1. Lament

 

2. Dance of the Four Winds

 

 

Four Winds (for winds)

saxophone quartet
Duration: 14′
Commissioned by: The Manhattan Saxophone Quartet

1. Chinook

 

2. Fire Storm

 

3. Zephyr

 

4. Sirocco

 

 

Kaleidoscopes

vln, vc, pft
Duration: 20′
Commissioned by: The Ahn Trio

 

Lyric Suite: Reflections on Carl Sandburg
with narration by Bill Mooney
Recorded at CU College of Music Faculty Recital, Feb. 3, 2015

vla, pft
Duration: 18′

1. Falltime

 

2. Baby Toes

 

3. Slippery

 

4. Prairie Waters By Night

 

5. Fog

 

6. Whirls

 

7. Sleepyheads

 


Notturno

fl, cl, vln, vc, pft
Duration: 12′
Commissioned by: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble & Verge Ensemble

 

Choral
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Arise, Shine!

Text: traditional
SATB chorus, organ
Duration: 5′
Commissioned by: Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh

 


Here Am I, Send Me

Text: traditional
SATB chorus, 2 tpt, organ
Duration: 8′
Commissioned by: Friends of Jason Haddox on the occasion of his Ordination

 


Hodie

Text: traditional
double choir, organ
Duration: 5′
Commissioned by: Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh

 

 

How Firm a Foundation

Text: traditional
SATB chorus
Duration: 4′
Commissioned by: Thomas Jaber, for the Shepherd Singers

 

 

In the Beginning…

Text: traditional
SATB chorus, organ
Duration: 5′

 


I Remember

Text: Joe Brainard
SATB chorus, with soloists; ob, pft
Duration: 21′
Commissioned by: the Renaissance City Choirs, Andrés Cladera Artistic Director

 

 

Litany of the Sun

Text: Rabindranath Tagore
SATB chorus, mezzo-soprano; fl, perc, pft, strings
Duration: 25′

 

 

Love Speaks Its Name

Texts: Willa Cather / Vita Sackville-West / Song of Solomon
SATB chorus, piano
Duration: 13′
Commissioned by: the Renaissance City Choirs, Andrés Cladera Artistic Director

1. Save Only Love

 

2. Come on the wings of great desire

 

3. Rise Up, My Love

 

 


Magnificat

Text: traditional
SATB chorus, organ
Duration: 4′
Commissioned by: Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh

 

 

Nunc Dimittis

Text: traditional
SATB chorus, organ
Duration: 4′

 

 

Song of Peace

Text: Yaacov Rotblitt
SATB chorus
Duration: 4′
Commissioned by: Brady Allred for the Duquesne University Chamber Singers

 

 

Three Christmas Motets

SATB chorus
Text: traditional
Duration: 12′
Commissioned by: James Morrow for The University of Texas Chamber Singers
(available on commercial release)

1. A Child is Born

 

2. Calm on the List’ning Ear of Night

 

3. Go Tell It

 

 

Turn Thou to Us

SATB chorus, a capella
Text: traditional
Duration: 3′

 

Vocal
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Covenant

Text: Jessica Hand
mezzo-soprano and fixed media (or mezzo, flute, and alto flute)
Duration: 11′
Commissioned by: Lindsey Goodman

 

Recorded at CU College of Music Faculty Recital, Feb. 3, 2015:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Soul of Silence

Text: Rabindranatha Tagore
mezzo-soprano, fl, pft
Duration: 18′
Commissioned by: The American Guild of Organists

1. Salutation

 

2. Confession

 

3. Meditation

 

4. Supplication

 

5. Affirmation

 

6. Valediction

 

 


Reflections from a Middle Place

Text: C.E. Cooper
soprano, pft
Duration: 12′
Commissioned by: Paul Cooper


Recorded at CU College of Music Faculty Recital, Feb. 3, 2015:


Reflections 1

Reflections 2

Reflections 3

Reflections 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silences

Text: C.E. Cooper
baritone, fl, cl, vln, vc, pft, perc
Duration: 26′
Commissioned by: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Kevin Noe Artistic Director, for Timothy Jones

 

 


Three Songs of War

Text: Wilfred Owen
countertenor, tu
Duration: 14′

1. Dulce et Decorum Est

 

2. Asleep (Part I)

 

3. Asleep (Part II)

 

Version for string bass:

 

Solo
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Covenants

organ
Duration: 21′
Commissioned by: Ann Labounsky

 

 

Personal Affects

bass clarinet and fixed media
Duration: 15′
Commissioned by: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, for Kevin Schempf

 

 


Discography:

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Richard Stolzman
Clarinet Concertos

Listed among Grammophone’s “Best Classical Discs of 2002.”

“Jeffrey Nytch’s concerto features leaping melodies in the punchy first movement, a contemplative central section and a short, vigorous finale that pits a squealing soloist against an agitated orchestra.”
– Michael Markowitz, Andante

“A buoyant and energetic work.”
– Victor Carr, Jr, Classics Today

 

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MMC New Century, Vol. 2 –
Novas

“Much of the music on this disk stands out from the crowd. Jeffrey Nytch’s Novas is a testament to explosive energy. Nytch is an excellent orchestrator, and he uses his materials in a very expressive way.”
American Record Guide

“Novas is one of the most successful on the disk. The piece is intricate but extremely easy to follow.”
– Richard Burke, Fanfare

 

SomeMorningYonder

MMC New Century, Vol. 19
Some Morning Yonder

“Nytch’s deeply personal Ode effectively and lovingly traverses the emotional gamut of anger, rage and acceptance of what must have been a wonderful life.”
– James Wegg, JWR Reviews

 

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Sweet Music of Christmas
A Child is Born, Go Tell It

Commissioning:

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