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The Lumberjack Song for solo cello
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Concertino Marcel Duchamp for any ensemble
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Notes from Underground, audio installation
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Viola Bastarda for violin, cello, and glockenspiel
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Poor Mr. Cabbage! for two tubas and percussion
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Elephants Exotiques for tuba quartet
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Total Harmonic Distortion for violin and recorded sound
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Buddha Breath for solo cello and orchestra
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Nice Girls Don't for violin, cello, piano, and recorded sound
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Winter for trumpet and piano
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Dance Movements for brass quintet
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Trio for violin, viola, and cello
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Aubade/Nocturne for soprano and piano
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A Baker's Tale for violin, clarinet, trumpet, bassoon, and piano
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Jakarta for violin, viola, and percussion ensemble
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On Clearwater Mountain for trumpet and string orchestra
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as performed by:

The American Brass Quintet (John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, DC)
Ensemble  Intercontemporain (Centre  Georges  Pompidou,  Paris)
The New Juilliard Ensemble (Museum of Modern Art, New York)
The Harvard Wind Ensemble (Sanders Theater, Cambridge)
Banda Municipal de Bilbao (Euskalduna Palace, Bilbao)
The Yale University Band (Woolsey Hall, New Haven)

...et alia

Composer David Jason Snow is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the ASCAP Foundation, BMI, Meet the Composer, the Maryland State Arts Council, Musician magazine, and Keyboard magazine, and has been an artist resident at Yaddo and the Millay Colony for the Arts. He holds degrees in music composition from the Eastman School of Music and Yale University, where his principal teachers were Joseph Schwantner, Warren Benson, Samuel Adler, and Jacob Druckman.


Upcoming and recent concerts and events

  • October, 2021 (tentative date): The Viennese collective and ensemble snim (spontanes netzwerk für improvisierte musik) will perform Psychodrama: three invitations to an encounter for conductor-therapist and neurotic ensemble, as part of their annual music festival das kleine symposion.
  • May, 2021 (tentative date): The acousmatic composition The sum of all differences has been selected for performance during the 2021 Journées Art & Science in Saint-Etienne, France.
  • November 16, 2020: Radiophrenia, a temporary radio station broadcasting sound art live from Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts, aired excerpts from Vex americana on 87.9 FM in Glasgow, and via live streaming worldwide, at 2:00 AM GMT (9:00 PM EST).
  • November 14, 2020: The TURN UP Festival Online presented Sam Wells performing Ditch Plains for trumpet and audiovisual fixed media live-streamed on Vimeo, YouTube, and Facebook. The concert has been archived on YouTube (the performance of Ditch Plains begins at 11 minutes, 24 seconds into the video stream).
  • October 15, 2020: Kana Madarame (trumpet) and Akiko Matsuoka (piano) performed Winter in concert at Suginami Recital Hall in Tokyo. They repeated the program on October 17 at the Ibaraki Prefectural Cultural Center Recital Hall in Mito, Japan.
  • October 8, 2020: The ensemble Resonant Refractions performed A Baker's Tale in a livestreamed concert from Mise-En_Place in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, under the auspices of the multimedia salon series NYsoundCircuit. The concert has been archived on YouTube.
  • August 1, 2020: reNEW Music of Reno, Nevada selected A bisl shnaps far di fidler (A little schnapps for the fiddle player, an excerpt from Hasana tanz for solo violin), as the week's featured work in their Micro-commission Project.
  • July 25, 2020: PANDEMIC EXCLUSIVE! The Museum of Otic Curiosities is now open.
  • July 4, 2020: INDEPENDENCE DAY PANDEMIC EXCLUSIVE! In the spirit of making the most of limited resources during lockdown, we present Cultural misappropriation, an album of musical sketches, experimental grooves, and other recycled ephemera.
  • May 31, 2020: PANDEMIC EXCLUSIVE! In tribute to our friends, silent film historians Steve Massa and Ben Model, co-hosts of the weekly live-streamed Silent Comedy Watch Party (with Ben providing improvised piano accompaniment), we invite you to listen to Culpeper capers, an arrangement for theater organ of excerpts from the soundtrack to American minutes.
  • April 23, 2020: PANDEMIC EXCLUSIVE! Chris Kollgaard posted the premiere performance of The lumberjack song (1979) for solo double bass on YouTube.
  • February 1, 2020: NYsoundCircuit, the multimedia salon series, started its 2020 season with performances at the Flux Factory in Long Island City, including chamber music by Nicholas Bentz, David Jason Snow, and Eunseon Yu.
  • January 4, 2020: The Riverside Symphony presented a public reading of 5 new orchestral works, including David Jason Snow's Concordia formae, at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York.
    Older concert and event information can be found in the News Archive.

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Purchase music

Scores and parts for the compositions Winter and A Baker's Tale for trumpet and piano are available for sale directly from the composer for $20.00 (U.S.) each, plus $8.00 shipping (continental U.S. only). Please specify B♭ or C trumpet part; if you want both parts, add $4.00. Pay with personal check or via PayPal (please add a $2.00 PayPal service charge). Contact David Jason Snow to place an order or to inquire about purchasing printed scores and parts for other works in the catalog.

Copyright © 2020 David Jason Snow
Updated November 18, 2020