Compositions by William Roper


William Roper, tuba_That Underneath Belongs Above (TUBA)

Selected Compositions

1984 - That Underneath Belongs Above - solo tuba, dancer
1985 - Minotuar - solo tuba, dance/actress
1986 - Throttle-Up! 51L - tuba, violin, glockenspiel
1990 - The Prince of Peace - spoken word, tuba/percussion
1990 - Images of Issey Miyake - solo tuba, dancer
1990 - Lonesome and Lonely - tuba, violin, vibraphone, spoken word
1991 - Landing Safely In Africa - tuba, percussion, prerecorded tape, slides
1994 - Hippopotamus - spoken word, tuba, percussion, clarinet, viola
1995 - Pigs, Pigs. Oh! Those Tasty Pigs! - graphic score, open instrumentation up to four players
1995 - Etoiles - tuba, piano, perc.
1996 - Love Lies Bleeding - viola, tuba
1996 - Golden Gate Park - spoken word, tuba, woodwinds, perc
1996 - My Mother’s Mother - open instrumentation for three players
1996 - Not Yet Saved - tuba, piano, drums, acoustic bass
1996 - TTCNHBBD - tuba, percussion, amplified bass
1997 - Em - spoken word, tuba, woodwinds, perc.
1997 - Cloud Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown - tuba, shamisen
1997 - Juneteenth - solo tuba
1997 - A Recondite State of Lorn - solo tuba
1997 - Lachrimae - tuba, percussion
1997 - Cartography - open instrumentation
1997 - Facsimile - tuba, dancer
1998 - The Race of the Aquatic Kangaroos (A Dreamscape) - graphic score, any two instruments
1999 - Three Guys On A Hilltop-The Ascension (If I Ran the Circus) - tuba, flute, percussion
2000 - Poem for Emmett Till - A Freedom Song - violoncello solo
2001 - Darkest Night, Balthazar Joins the Sacred Company (Have You Ever Picked Cotton?) - tuba, prerecorded sound
2005 - My Head Is Always Down For I No Longer Look For You - violin solo
2005 - Not Yet Saved-What Shall I Do? What Shall I Do? - cello octet
2006 - Land Ob Cotton - video, 2 actors, dancer, tuba, trombone, tenor saxophone
2006 - Birmingham - soprano, violin
2006 - The Love That Forgives - soprano, flute
2006 - Cloud Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown, ver.2 - soprano, tuba
2006 - The Summons of Azrael - baritone, clarinet, violin, cello
2007 - Cygnus olor - Schwanengesang - bass or contrabass cimbasso (trombone-[contra] basso Verdi) solo
2007 - Vespertilio murinus - Lied der Naab - trumpet solo (or cornet or flugelhorn)
2007 - Anser ferus – Der Flug des Wilden Gäanserich - viola and violoncello
2008 - Procyon lotor – Überall Häange Ich Meinen Hut ist Haus - euphonium solo (or baritone or tenor horn)
2008 - la Petite Malambing Thang - sound track
2009 - Alytes obstetricans – Frienden Mein Kleines Ei, Lasse Ich Sie Nicht - percussion and euphonium
2009 - Sus scrofa scrofa – Zwei Glückliche Schweine - two cimbassi
2009 - Bleu - sound track
2010 - Die Gäotter Verlassen Valhalla-Mein Gott, Alle Jene Käopfe! - Wagner tuba, contrabass tuba
2010 - Der Schwanherzog-Alle Haben Das Schwein Zum Essen Gern! - soprano, harp
2010 - No, Wally, No! - true baritone horn, percussion
2010 - A Silence Waits For Us There - soprano, piccolo, tuba
2010 - Und Heute, Fünf Schwäne - soprano, flute
2011 - The Wings of Azrael - trombone solo

2011 - Bleu - ad libitum tuba part

2011 - Fanfares and Arhoolies - graphic score, percussion & lip-reed instruments
2011 - Comin' Home - tuba, spoken word artist (same person)
2013 - Fishin' Dem Bones - Northernmost Point 4531'N - graphic score, medium to large ensemble, free instrumentation
2014 - Bridge to the Four Islands (しまのかけはし) - viola solo
2014 - Inari-sama Whispers To Kitsune - cello solo
2015 - Steller's Sea Eagle, On seeing the Tower of Prayer - Cape Soya - two 13-string kotos, 17-string koto, B flat clarinet
2015 - And I Remembered Coming Into the World - 白老町 (Shiraoi) - piccolo trumpet and flugelhorn duo
2015 - ピカドン (Pikadon)/Shock Cocoon - flute solo
2015 - New-Opened Eyes - 1965 - any instrument

"lite' bio
other bio
Poem for Emmett Till
Darkest Night
Postkarten series
a Postkarten concert
another Postkarten concert
Juneteenth
Discography
Events
F & FU
Land Ob Cotton



See the video of Roper's Fanfares and Arhoolies on youtube


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