Instrumental Works

Note: All of my instrumental compositions (scores and parts) are available by contacting me directly at gerald@geraldcohenmusic.com.

INSTRUMENTAL CHAMBER MUSIC:

Playing for our lives, for string quartet (2012)—23’
Commissioned by the Cassatt String Quartet
Excerpt (complete 3rd movement): 
Three Hebrew Songs, for violin and piano (2010)–12′
Commissioned by violinist Wendy Sharp
1st movement: Ad Matai

Grneta Variations, for two clarinets and piano (2010)–14’
Commissioned by the Grneta Ensemble

Preludes and Debka, for clarinet and string quartet (2009)–13’
Written for clarinettist Vasko Dukovski

Sea of Reeds: Five Hebrew songs for two clarinets and piano (2009)–15′
Commissioned by the Grneta Ensemble
Also arranged (2012) for clarinet, viola and piano

Variously Blue: Trio for clarinet, violin and piano (2009)—14’
Commissioned by the Verdehr Trio

Yedid Nefesh: Trio for clarinet, viola and piano (2007)—26’
Commissioned by the Chesapeake Chamber Music

Preludes and Debka, for trombone and string quartet (2001)–13’
Commissioned by Haim Avitsur and the Degas String Quartet

Trio for viola, cello and piano (1999)–20’
Commissioned by Maria Lambros, viola, Michael Kannen, cello, Marija Stroke, piano
Go to Generations page for audio excerpt

Quintet for Brass (1995)–16′
Commissioned by Genesis Agudas Achim Congregation, for the Brooklyn Philharmonic Brass Quintet
Songs of Tagore (1995), for chamber ensemble
(music for choreography)–22′
Commissioned by the Battery Dance Company

Aria and Scherzo for violin and viola (1994)–12′
Premiered by Wendy Sharp, violin, Robin Sharp, viola

String Quartet #2  (1991)–25′
Commissioned by the Franciscan String Quartet
EXCERPTS:

Trio for violin, cello and piano (1988)—16’
Commissioned by the Wave Hill Trio

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC (including works with voice):

Playing for our lives, for orchestra (2015)—23’
Version for full orchestra of piece originally for string quartet (listed above)

Preludes and Debka, for trombone and orchestra (2009) – 13′
Version for trombone and full orchestra of piece originally for trombone and string quartet (listed above)

Adonai Ro’i Lo Echsar (Psalm 23)
Arrangement for voice and orchestra (2000),
arrangement for chorus and orchestra (2002)
Arrangement for voice and string orchestra (2006),
Chorus and orchestra, commissioned by the Usdan Festival
Voice and orchestra, premiered by San Diego Symphony

Y’varech’cha (Blessing for children)
Arrangement for treble voices and orchestra (2000)
Arrangement for voice and string orchestra (2006)
Voices and orchestra, premiere by San Diego Symphony

O you who linger in the gardens…, for symphony orchestra (1997)-10′
Commissioned by the Westchester Youth Symphony

Elegy for String Orchestra (1994)–8’
Arrangement of the second movement of String Quartet No.2
Premiere by Riverside Symphony