• ‘Tis a Gift to be Simple SATB Chorus (2:30)
  • ‘Tis You SSA Chorus, String Quartet (optional), Piano (6:00)
  • ‘Tis You It was a joy composing ‘Tis You, a setting of Amy Lowell’s poem, Listening, for the Voorhees Choir of Douglass College conducted by Brandon Williams. They premiered it on   12/3/17, at 4:45 p.m. during the traditional Yule Log Ceremony at the Voorhees Chapel on the Douglass College campus, as part of the Centennial celebrations of…
  • ‘Tis You: Music for Douglass College Centennial I composed ‘Tis You, a setting of Amy Lowell’s poem, Listening, for the Centennial of Douglass College. Created for the Voorhees Choir, in my day the women’s chorus of Douglass (now of Rutgers University), the premiere takes place on 12/3/17 during the Yule Log Ceremony at the Voorhees Chapel on the Douglass campus.
  • 10th Anniversary Commission and Recording: UVA Percussion Ensemble The UVA Percussion Ensemble, led by I-Jen Fang, has commissioned a percussion quintet
  • 1492 “…interesante uso de los silencios para que todo cree unaconversacion entre los instrumentos perfectamente bien balanceados.” –El Nuevo Dia
  • 1492 Amplified piano and percussion (8:15)
  • 2012 Virginia Women in History 3/29/12 6:00 PM–8:00 p.m. The Library of Virginia Lecture Hall & Lobby 800 East Broad Street Richmond, VA 23219
  • A Line-Storm Song Soprano or Mezzo and Piano (4:10)
  • A Little Water Music Electronic playback, with optional video by Kim Yantis (3:04)
  • A Natural: The Atlantic Center for the Arts I had the great pleasure of serving as a Master Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL, from 5/10 – 6/1/13. The Center is the marvelous brainchild of sculptor Doris Leeper and is set in gorgeous natural surroundings, with boardwalks used to connect the buildings. The staff is terrific ...
  • Adonai Ro’i SATB Chorus (2:00)
  • Akhmatova Songs Soprano or Mezzo, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano (13:10)
  • Akhmatova Songs “Judith Shatin’s powerful Akhmatova Songs are luminous settings of three poems by the iconic Russian poet. While handsomely contrasting in mood, all three songs boast crystalline text settings and an ear for darkly glittering instrumental sonorities. The arresting second song, All Is Plundered, speaks of how the void left by an unnamed catastrophe is filled ...
  • Akhmatova Songs-Vocal/Pno (Consolidated into other Akhmatova Songs post) Soprano or mezzo and piano (13:10)
  • Alleluia SATB Chorus + brief soprano solo (4:00)
  • Alleluia “The composer’s notes on this piece, a three-and-a-half minute elaboration of the word “Alleluia,” associate it with the September 11 terrorist attacks, saying that her intent is “to express a blend of comfort and defiance, to sing against the dark, but in knowledge of it.” Although the tempo indication is “Gently,” I find the effect ...
  • Amulet SSA Chorus (1:12)
  • And the Night Will Shine as Day Soprano and organ (6:00)
  • Arche Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (17:00)
  • Aseret Makot (The Ten Plagues) Three-part chorus, flute, cello, piano (3:00)
  • Assembly Line #1 Oboe (8:00 +, variable)
  • Aura Orchestra: 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,1, 3 perc, strings (18:35)
  • Bagatelle Piano (1:14)
  • Baruch HaBa Voice (1:00)
  • Being in Time Wind Ensemble & Electronics (10:00)
  • Being in Time Being in Time is a piece originally scored for wind ensemble, gesture-controlled interactive music and interactive video. But, it is much more than that! With a $21,000 grant from UVA's Arts in Action program, this project involved a wonderful team. It started with my discussing the idea with my colleague Bill Pease, our director of bands.…
  • Being in Time: Arts in Action Being in Time is an Arts-in-Action project sponsored by the University of Virginia. Scored for conductor-controlled electronics, wind ensemble, and interactive video, it reflects a collaborative effort by team members from the McIntire Department of Music and Engineering School. I will introduce the piece on Friday, 4/18/14 at 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at Open ...
  • Birkat Hakohanim SATB Chorus (4:25)
  • Birkat Hakohanim Birkat Hakohanim, known in English as The Priestly Blessing, is drawn from the Bible, Numbers 6:23-27, of which I have set verses 24-26. Michael Slon, Director of the University Singers at UVA, wanted to commission a piece for the ensemble that would be a Hebrew setting of the original. He had heard it at a…
  • Black Moon Orchestra: (1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,2,6,5,4,3,2 (min) and electronics. (15:35)
  • Black Moon Commission Carnegie Hall commissioned a new piece to premiere on October 28, 2016 at Zankel Hall at Carnegie. Meanwhile, I gave a public presentation on the technology and tried  out some sketches, called Red Moon, at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York on March 5, 2016 in their CoLABoratory series. More details here. After the music ...
  • Capstone releases Piping the Earth piping_pr
  • Carreño Piano/Mezzo-soprano (one or two players, 20:00)
  • CD Review: Tower of the Eight Winds Shatin’s Tower of the Eight Winds (Violin and Piano) receives a review by  New Music Box
  • Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi Piano (21:00)
  • Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi 3/2/12 8:00 p.m. St. Petersburg College; St. Petersburg, FL Pianist Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi
  • Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi 3/4/12 8:00 p.m. Steinway Piano Series University of South Florida; Tampa, FL Pianist Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi
  • Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi “…Pieces by Brooklyn native Jennifer Higdon, flutist Katherine Hoover, and China’s Jing Jing Luo serve as appetizers to the disc’s centerpiece — University of Virginia professor Judith Shatin’s 20-movement tour-de-force “Chai Variations”….” –The Palm Beach Post “…The most substantial work featured on the disc is Chai Variations, a 20-movement, 21-minute tour de force for solo piano by ...
  • Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi “…Judith Shatin’s music has been well received in the pages of this magazine, including by myself. I have commented on her strong ability to create a narrative pulse in her work, calling her a natural story teller. That quality is much in evidence in this large and compelling composition. Chai Variations takes its main theme ...
  • Chamber Music America Article Kyle Gann’s article is posted here with the  permission of Chamber Music America. Click here for .pdf.
  • Cherry Blossom and a Wrapped Thing; After Hokusai Amplified clarinet and multichannel or stereo electronics (7:52)
  • Cherry Blossom and a Wrapped Thing; After Hokusai “…a new virtual landscape, completely natural and alive with a quiet serenity so powerful one can almost  smell the cherry blossoms…” – The Clarinet Review  “The quietude and spaciousness of Judith Shatin’s Cherry Blossom and a Wrapped Thing are wonderful things. Cherry Blossom has rich and sumptuous electronics that envelope the clarinet in a blissful and dreamy sonic fabric.” ...
  • Cherry Blossom and a Wrapped Thing; After Hokusai “…a new virtual landscape, completely natural and alive with a quiet serenity so powerful one can almost smell the cherry blossoms.” – The Clarinet Review, Eric Mandat “Judith Shatin’s elegant Cherry Blossom and a Wrapped Thing; After Hokusai, for amplified clarinet and multi-channel audio…aptly evoked the sensibilities of the original art and was easily the best piece ...
  • Cinnamon Electronic music for 1:11 film
  • Cinqchronie Instrumentation: Wind Quintet Duration: 7:20 Commission: Chamber Music Conference and Composers' Forum of the East, Inc. 2019 Premiere: August 10, 2019 Bennington Chamber Music Conference and Composers' Forum of the East Program Note:  Cinqchronie  celebrates the timbral contrasts and combinations of the wind quintet, with the individual color of each voice as well as varied blends. From the very…
  • Civil War Memories Electronic playback (4 movements, 19:00)
  • Civil War Memories: Inside out “Shatin’s Civil War Memories: Inside Out was one of the more compelling works. The audio electronically manipulates a short spoken text telling of the looted bodies of Civil War casualties. – The Miami Herald
  • Clave Flute, Bb clarinet, tenor sax, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion (9:45)
  • Clave “Clave sounds like a deconstructed West Side Story, capturing the tropical heat and playfulness of the bomba beat” – The Kansas City Star
  • CMS Regional Conference 4/1/12 4:00 p.m. Christopher Newport University Ferguson Concert Hall Selah (female vocal quartet + harp, commissioned by Scottish Voices) CMS Regional Conference Website
  • COAL As a composer, one never knows what path will open up in front of one! When pianist Mary Kathleen Ernst approached me about participating in a large-scale residency project in 1990, I had no idea that I was in for the journey of a lifetime! She applied to the Lila Acheson Wallace – Readers Digest ...
  • COAL: Damn Min’ral Hunters Chorus, Appalachian Ensemble, Synthesizer, Electronics (80:00, can be excerpted)
  • Commission for String poet! The Journal String Poet has commissioned a piece to be inspired by the winner of its 2014 poetry competition. This unusual program combines a poetry prize with a musical response. The piece will be premiered in September, 2014 at the same time as the reading of the poem at the Long Island Violin Shop in ...
  • Commonwealth Salute Symphonic Band (3:30)
  • Composer-in-Residence 2012 Women Composers Festival of Hartford, CT 3/7-10/12 Performances of Hearing the Call, Elijah’s Chariot & View From Mt. Nebo Lectures and Forums More Info
  • Coursing Through the Still Green Solo Flute (3:00)
  • Doxa Viola and piano (6:10)
  • Dreamtigers Flute and guitar (13:45)
  • Dreamtigers CD: Da Capo Chamber Players “Judith Shatin has a strong musical personality, an assurance made firmer by this CD; it’s a major release.” – New Music Connoisseur *** “There is an earthy, even primeval energy in such pieces as Stringing the Bow and The Passion of St. Cecilia that breaks from the shackles of formality. This music has both a savage roar and, ...
  • Dust & Shadow Organ
  • Elijah’s Chariot “….the risk they run with an almost encyclopedic repertoire was more than compensated by the discovery of…Judith Shatin, of whom we appreciated a splendid Elijah’s Chariot.” – Il Gazzettino (Vicenza) “….More interesting was Elijah’s Chariot by Judith Shatin, which used the taped sound of the shofar (the rams’ horn used by Jews during a High ...
  • Elijah’s Chariot String Quartet and electronic playback (19:45)
  • Entreat Me Not To Leave Thee Solo Voice (1:40)
  • Fanfare – Time to Burn Judith Shatin, Kenan Professor of Music at the University of Virginia, writes music that is satisfyingly challenging, music that forces listeners to face up to their own perceptions of music, what it is and how it relates to other artistic disciplines.
  • Fantasía Sobre El Flamenco 2 Trpt, 2 trmb, tuba or 2 trpt, 2 trmb, horn (9:45)
  • Fantasy on St. Cecilia “…Having commissioned composer Judith Shatin to rework her piano concerto “The Passion of St. Cecilia” into a solo version, Henry performed the new piece, “Fantasy on St. Cecilia” in its world premiere at this recital. Opening with spine-tingling lower register reverberations, the piece seemed little more than a presentation of slightly outdated ideas. However, any ...
  • Fantasy on St. Cecilia Piano (16:40)
  • Fasting Heart Solo Flute (8:00)
  • Featured Comp: Jefferson, in His Own Words Jefferson, In His Own Words, is based entirely on the writings of Thomas Jefferson, and gives an intimate view of Jefferson as both a public servant and private citizen. Excerpts 1. Political Passion 2. Head and Heart 3. Justice Never Sleeps 4. Freedom of Reason Perusal Score
  • Featured Composer at Chicago Electroacoustic Festival The For the Birds and I Am Rose, with text by Gertrude Stein, will be performed, with the former by Kyra Saltman and the latter by the CCPA Conservatory Chorale, conducted by Mark Crayton. Both will be on the 7:30 p.m. final program at Ganz Hall of Roosevelt University. Shatin will also give a series ...
  • Featured Music: Viola Featured at the 2012 International Viola Congress ” … musically riveting and brilliantly devised for the instrument...”  The Strad Doxa Score (viola & piano) Audio Excerpt: Doxa
  • Fledermaus Fantasy Violin and piano or Violin, viola, cello, contrabass and piano (19:00)
  • Follies and Fancies Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Piano (orchestrated version, with fl, bssn, vln, vcl, hpschd) (55:00)
  • For The Birds Amplified cello and electronic playback (14:00)
  • For The Birds The story of For the Birds has two main sources: my strong interest in finding ways to can call attention to the animals we live among and the importance of maintaining their habitats, and my friendship with the extraordinary cellist Madeleine Shapiro. In this piece, I wanted to draw attention to the remarkable voices of…
  • For the Birds “Judith Shatin’s For the Birds…is immediately appealing in its voluptuous blend of nature and electronics.” – Seen and Heard International Concert Review, Bruce Hodges
  • For the Fallen Versions for amp. clarinet, cello, flute, trumpet, soprano sax & stereo electronics (7:02)
  • For the Fallen for Amplified Cello and Electronics (Consolidated into other version) Amplified Cello and Stereo Electronics (7:02)
  • For the Fallen for Amplified Flute and Electronics (Consolidated into other version) Amplified Flute and Stereo Electronics (7:02)
  • For the Fallen for Amplified Soprano Sax and Electronics (Consolidated into other version) Amplified soprano sax and stereo electronics (7:02)
  • Gabriel’s Wing Flute and piano (9:00)
  • Gazebo Music Flute and cello (6:00)
  • Gazebo Music “Gazebo Music, Judith Shatin's flute and cello piece composed for an open-air performance, effectively evokes a nature scene without resorting to blatant pastoral imitation.” - The Washington Post "The second piece – just six minutes long – was Judith Shatin’s Gazebo Music for flute and cello. Written in 1981 as an American Dance Festival (Durham, North Carolina) site-specific accompaniment…
  • Gazebo Music I composed Gazebo Music, for flute and cello, while I was participating in a composer/choreographer workshop at the American Dance Festival held at Duke University in Durham, NC in the summer of 1981. There was an incredible heat wave, and we were housed in dorms at Duke University with no air conditioning. We would  hang…
  • Glimmerings Electronic playback (1:00)
  • Glyph Solo viola, string quartet, piano *(18:00)
  • Glyph – Chamber Orchestra Version (consolidated with other version) Solo viola, string orchestra, piano (18:00)
  • Gregor’s Dream Amp. piano trio & stereo electronics (10:15)
  • Grito del Corazón Any of the following, either individually or in combination, amplified: bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet, mezzo, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, viola, cello, marimba, multi-percussion, piano + electronics and optional video) (5:11)
  • Grito del Corazón Judith Shatin’s Grito del Corazón combined washes of harmony in tape and saxophone ...with a video whose shifting shapes moved with convincing (and often disturbing) physicality. The music and video grew together over the course of the work – the sax into melodies, and the video into human and animal forms dimly emerging. Both music…
  • Grito del Corazón, Multiple Scorings Available, with Electronics & Optional Video Tenor Sax, electronic playback and optional video
  • Guest composer at the Aspen Music Festival I am so pleased to return to the Aspen Music Festival this summer, when Mehrdad Gholami will perform my flute concerto, Ruah, with the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, conducted by Timothy Weiss on 8/3/19. Originally composed for flutist Renee Siebert, who also recorded it, the concerto reflects my long love of the instrument, one of the…
  • Guest Composer, Aspen Music Festival Judith returns to theGregor’s Dream on their July 24th program in the Benedict Music Tent, together with music by Reich (Vermont Counterpoint), Respighi (Violin Sonata in B minor) and Mozart (Piano and Wind Quintet in E-flat major, K. 452). You can purchase tickets here. Judith will also give a talk for the Composition Fellows, and ...
  • Hark My Love SATB chorus and piano (3:10)
  • Hearing the Call Instrumentation : 2 Trumpets (Bb) and 2 snare drums (2:00)
  • Hearing the Call When I was approached to compose a fanfare for the National Symphony as part of their Hechinger commission for their series of 25 fanfares, I was immediately intrigued.  While the scope was limited to a duration of two minutes and a small subgroup, it sounded like a fun project. As I thought about these criteria,…
  • Hearing the Call “….With the distinguished exception of “Hearing the Call,” a brief, effective fanfare in the form of double duet for two snare drums and two trumpets by Judith Shatin, this was an all-Beethoven program….” –Washington Post
  • Hearing the Call and Fantasìa sobre el Flamenco: St. Mary’s Brass “….Judith Shatin’s two-minute Hearing the Call – smartly, crisply scored for two trumpets and two snare drums – is the eponymous work for this collection, and is the perfect ceremonial attention-getter. She follows this work up with Fantasìa sobre el Flamenco for two trumpets, two trombones, and tuba (1998), a clash of bright and dark ...
  • Hosech Al P’ney HaTehom Electronic playback (11:10)
  • Houdini: Memories of a Conjurer Cello, piano, percussion (Theater Piece) (55:00)
  • House Music Electronic playback (3:08)
  • I Am Rose SSA + electronic playback (3:00)
  • I Love SATB Chorus (5:00)
  • I Love premieres The Illinois Wesleyan University Collegiate Choir, director by J. Scott Ferguson, premieres I Love, with poetry by Gertrude Stein, on 3/2/19, First Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL
  • Icarus Violin and piano (18:00)
  • Ice Becomes Water String Orchestra + Electronics fashioned from field recordings of glaciers (12:00)
  • Ice Becomes Water My music often reflects my experience of and concerns about the world around us. Ice Becomes Water is informed by the danger that scientists are warning about caused by human-induced climate change.
  • Ignoto Numine Piano Trio (15:00)
  • Ignoto Numine “The other recent piece here is Ignoto Numine, a fine 15-minute work by the intriguing Judith Shatin. The profusion of musical ideas is both engaging and splendidly controlled; and it gets a committed reading.” – San Francisco Chronicle *** “Judith Shatin is Professor of Music at the University of Virginia. Her quarter-hour, single-movement work explores ‘the mystery of ...
  • Ignoto Numine “…The direction is from simplicity to complexity, clarity to mysticism . Tension builds to a final coda where instruments can no longer contain it, and the players are forced to join in vocally. This is another intriguing piece, in another very personal idiom.”   –Fanfare  *** “The other recent piece here is Ignoto Numine, a fine 15-minute ...
  • Illinois Wesleyan University Symposium of Contemporary Music Illinois Wesleyan University has had an annual Symposium of Contemporary Music since 1952, and I am delighted to be the featured composer this year, with great thanks to composer David Vayo for his tremendous organizational efforts. It will be a packed couple of days, 11/16-17/17! I will be giving a talk on Thursday, 11/16 at ...
  • Interview and Review: To Keep the Dark Away To Keep the Dark Away: Pianist Gayle Martin and Composer Judith Shatin
  • Jefferson, In His Own Words “Shatin engages complex rhythms and timbre-play to create a fascinating palette of sound for what is essentially an orchestra-narrator duet. Maestro Steven Smith was attuned to this balance, and, just as importantly, to the shape of the music on its own….In the first movement, Political Passion, rhythms crackled like the fire in front of which ...
  • Jefferson, In His Own Words Narrator, 2 Fl (dbl picc), 2 ob (dbl Eng Hn), 2 cl, 2 bssn, 2 hrn, 2 trpts, 2 trmb, tba, tymp, 2 perc, strings (25:00)
  • Journal of the IAWM Interview Kristina Warren interviews Judith Shatin   INTERVIEW “Timbral exploration and collaboration with performers lie at the heart of my musical life”: An Interview with Judith Shatin KRISTINA WARREN Judith Shatin is a composer and sound artist whose music engages our social, cultural, and physical environments. She is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Emerita at the…
  • Judith at the VCCA The VCCA is a working retreat for visual artists, writers and composers, and Judith has had a half-dozen wonderful residencies, composing pieces such as Glyph, Ruah, Amulet, Spin and several others. The VCCA is on a beautiful estate very near Sweet Briar College.
  • Judith in Miami! Judith gave a talk on her work at the New World School of the Arts on Wed, Jan 15, 12-1, followed by work with composition students. Thursday afternoon, at 3:30, she gave another talk at the Florida International University Lincoln Rd. Studios, followed by a concert on Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. at the beautiful For ...
  • Judith is Featured Artist for the Week on Radio Arts Indonesia Judith is featured Artist of the Week on Radio Arts Indonesia, Nov. 30 – Dec. 6.This is a great chance to check out the huge range of her music. Just go to the Contemporary page under featured, for several opportunities to hear her music!
  • Judith Shatin Featured Interview, Journal of the IAWM, Vol. 25, No. 1 2019 Kristina Warren’s interview of Judith Shatin in the Journal of the IAWM, Volume 25, No. 1 • 2019 covers many aspects of her work over the past four decades, including her composing, pioneering work in founding the Virginia Center for Computer Music, teaching her  and contributions to the larger community.   Click here for .pdf
  • Judith Shatin one of top 26 Women Professors in Virginia Judith has been chosen one of the top 26 women professors in Virginia for her innovative work combining the sounds of the world around us, both natural and built, in her award-winning compositions.
  • Kairos Amplified flute, computer interface to run Max-MSP (version 5 or higher), foot pedal and stereo playback (16:00)
  • Kandinsky Trio commission The Kandinsky Trio has commissioned a new trio for their 25th Anniversary Season
  • Kassia’s Song The outstanding Kassia ensemble has commissioned me to compose Kassia’s Song, the first piece composed for their entire sparkling ensemble of clarinet, harp and string quintet! I am especially excited to create this piece inspired by the historical Kassia, the 9th-century Abbess, poet and hymnographer, the only woman whose hymns are included in the Eastern…
  • Khamsa Percussion Quintet (battery percussion) (6:30)
  • Ki Koleich Arev Soprano, flute and piano (1:00)
  • L’etude du Coeur "Two works by Judith Shatin, her LíÈtude du Coeur for Solo Viola (1984) and her Doxa for Viola and Piano (a world premiere; both are dedicated to Glyde) proved musically riveting and brilliantly devised for the instrument." - The Strad "This six-minute work is filled with beautiful sonorities and harmonies and excellently exploits the tonal…
  • Library of Congress – Mind of the Artist
  • Long Story Short Piano Trio (4:45)
  • Lost Angels Trumpet, bassoon, piano (15:00)
  • Love Song Oboe and English Horn (3:45)
  • Love Song: Oboe & Viola (consolidated into the other version) Oboe and viola (3:45)
  • Lyrics Quartet Plays Elijah’s Chariot here. It has received lots of warm response, including this from Jazz Weekly: “The closing “Elijah’s Chariot” with The Cassatt String Quartet and electronics ends the album as a true Baal buster with lots of moments that are both cerebral and visceral.” –George W. Harris
  • L’étude du Coeur Viola (6:30)
  • Marvelous Pursuits Vocal quartet and piano 4-hands (19:00)
  • Master Artist, ACA Judith served as  Master Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts  May 12-June 2, 2013, working with an exciting group of Associate Artists. Writer Geoff Dyer and Performance Artist Cosco Fusco are the other Master Artists for this residency.
  • Meridians Clarinet (9:00)
  • Monument in Brass Brass Quintet Fanfare (5:00)
  • Multiple Histories Video Interview Many ingredients go into Judith Shatin’s music. While it is informed by a deep sense of musical history, it is just as much a by-product of her profound desire to search for new sounds. It is also deeply inspired by history itself, but not as an artifact. Rather it is something that is malleable and ...
  • Narcissus and Kairos: Music for Flute “…The works by Shatin are more challenging technically, but are worth the extra effort for their unusual and attractive atmospheres. Gabriel’s Wing won the National Flute Association’s Published Music Competition in 1992. …Judith Shatin (b.1949) is an American composer and flautist. familiar with the possibilities of the instrument in both traditional and extended techniques. She ...
  • New Music Box New Music Box interview with Frank J. Oteri (video) : Judith Shatin’s Multiple Histories
  • Nun, Gimel, Hei, Shin “…Judith Shatin’s childlike round “Nun, Gimel, Hei, Shin” … sweetly echoes the spinning of the Hanukkah dreidel.” – Michael Barnes, Austin American-Statesman
  • Nun, Gimel, Hei, Shin Three-part chorus with optional piano accompaniment (3:00, variable repetition)
  • Ockeghem Variations Wind quintet and piano (18:00)
  • Ockeghem Variations “…Judith Shatin… writes in the most advanced style among these five works (using, for example, a prepared piano), but her writing is accessible and sustains interest throughout. Her Ockeghem Variations is not really in variation form at all, but includes five self-contained movements titled “Lustrous,” “Ringing,” “Electric,” “Floating,” and “Resounding.” The work is based on ...
  • Ockeghem Variations “After the intermission, Ockeghem Variations received yet another excellent performance….The ensemble playing was both rock solid and quite beautiful. The variations – Lustrous, Ringing, Electric, Floating, and Resounding – were full of charm, jazzy exuberance, and moodiness….” –Susan Miron, www.artsfuse.org
  • Ockeghem Variations Ockeghem Variations has a history that begins in Amsterdam, where I was travelling with my husband Michael, and where I met up with flutist Wout van den Berg, the director of the Hexagon Ensemble, as well as a couple of his colleagues. I knew of the group’s broad repertoire, and we discussed the possibility of…
  • Opinion is Power SATB Chorus (3:00)
  • Patterns
  • Penelope’s Dream Cello (8:00)
  • Penelope’s Song Amplified viola & electronics from weaving sounds (9:07)
  • Penelope’s Song When violist Rozanna Weinberger and I first began discussing a piece for viola and electronics, I started thing about possible jumping off points, something I always do when starting a new piece. It was then that the story of Penelope, wife of Ulysses, jumped into my mind, and I thought about how her story is ...
  • Penelope’s Song (Amp. clarinet + electronics) (Consolidated into other version) Amplified clarinet & electronics from weaving sounds (9:07)
  • Penelope’s Song (Cello + Electronics)(Consolidated into other version) Amplified cello & electronics from weaving sounds (9:07)
  • Penelope’s Song (Flute + Electronics) (Consolidated into other version) Amplified flute & electronics from weaving sounds (9:07)
  • Penelope’s Song (Soprano Sax & Electronics) (Consolidated into other version) Soprano sax & electronics from weaving sounds (9:07)
  • Penelope’s Song (Vln+Electronics) (Consolidated into other version) Amplified violin & electronics from weaving sounds (9:07)
  • Performance at the Foro Internacional De Musica Nueva Manuel Enriquez Pianist Misa Ito will perform To Keep the Dark Away at the XXXV Foro Internacional de Musical Nueva Manuel Enriquez inMexico City – May 26, 12PM.
  • Piping the Earth Orchestra: 3 fl (3rd dbl picc), 3 oboes (3rd dbl eng hn), 3 cl, 3 bssn, 4 hns, 3 trpt, 2 trmb, tba, 3 perc, timpani, hrp, strings (8:30)
  • Piping the Earth “Two new CD’s of music by Judith Shatin…offer convincing proof that she is a leading figure among composers in this country….Her mastery of colorful and imaginative instrumentation and subtle compositional technique are evident.” – C-ville Review “The evening’s high point came midway through the second half, with the premiere of Judith Shatin’s exuberant and captivating Piping the ...
  • Piping the Earth When I was commissioned to compose an orchestral piece for the Women’s Philharmonic, with support both from the orchestra and National Endowment for the Arts Composition Fellowship, I did not begin with a clear idea of the composition. Rather, I let various ideas percolate, and kept my musical antennae up. One day, I attended a…
  • Piping the Earth “The evening’s high point came midway through the second half, with the premiere of Judith Shatin’s exuberant and captivating ‘Piping the Earth.’ Vividly orchestrated and bursting with imaginative detail, the piece grabs a listener’s attention right from the opening moement, an ominous stillness in which a low wind can be heard creeping through the bassoons, ...
  • Piping the Earth “Piping the Earth is a colorful and crowd-pleasing piece that works well in many concert contexts. It was a great pleasure for me and for the Richmond Symphony to discover this score, and our audiences loved the color, sweep and drama. It comments nicely on other orchestral pieces, or stands well by itself.” ...
  • Plain Song Piano and electronics (12:00)
  • Portrait of the Artist, WTJU, Tape Vault Portrait of the Artist, WTJU, Tape Vault  Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam adipiscing enim vitae lacus viverra quis interdum arcu viverra. Aliquam erat volutpat. Fusce feugiat condimentum volutpat. Aenean sagittis rutrum nunc, a gravida ipsum gravida in. Integer imperdiet est nec libero fermentum a viverra sapien vehicula. Maecenas ligula dui, pharetra ut ...
  • Quatrain Violin, viola, clarinet, bass clarinet (9:00)
  • Recording of Grito del Corazon on Bill Perconti CD! Saxophonist Bill Perconti has released a CD, Women Composers and Their Music for Saxophone, on the Centaur label, including Shatin’s Grito del Corazon, for alto sax and electronics.
  • Residency at UT-Austin: Adventures in a Sonic Wonderland. My residency, organized and with thanks to Dan Welcher, starts on Sunday, 10/1/17, with the performance of Being in Time for wind ensemble and electronics by the UT-Austin Wind Ensemble, conducted by the inestimable Jerry Junkin at 4:00 p.m. in the Bates Recital Hall. Originally scored for wind ensemble, conductor-controlled electronics and interactive video, this ...
  • Resident Composer, Bennington Chamber Music Festival The Bennington Chamber Music Festival of the East welcomes chamber musicians who are amateurs in the best sense of the word, and provides the opportunity to perform both traditional and contemporary music. They also welcome featured composers, who each spend a week in residence. Each creates a commissioned piece to premiere during the residency, and…
  • Respecting the First Amplified String Quartet and electronic playback (14:55)
  • Respecting the First (Amendment) Instrumentation: String Orchestra and Electronics Duration: 14:30 Commission: San Jose Chamber Orchestra Premiere: 3/29/20 San José City Hall Rotunda San José , CA Program Notes:  The first amendment, with its protections of speech, religion, the press, and the right of people to peaceably assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances, lies at…
  • Respecting the First (Amendment) The San Jose Chamber Orchestra, with their adventuresome conductor Barbara Day Turner, has commissioned Respecting the First (Amendment) for string orchestra and electronics made from readings of and about the first amendment. The premiere is coming right up on Sunday, 3/29 at St. Francis Episcopal in San Jose, CA. At a time when the rights guaranteed…
  • Reviews of Adonai Roi “Pieces like Michael Horvit’s Even When God is Silent and Judith Shatin’s Adonai Ro’i were beautifully shaped and provided a calm relief from the cheery folk styles.” – Joseph Dalton, Timesunion.com “Adonai Roi (Psalm 23) for a cappella SATB chorus was composed by Judith Shatin. It was written during the week after November 4, 1995 which ...
  • Reviews of Carreno “In Judith Shatin’s monodrama ”Carreno” (not to be confused with Pamela Ross’s one-woman show of the same name running Off Broadway), Ms. Innerarity took the stage by storm. Teresa Carreno (1853-1917), a famous Venezuelan pianist, singer, conductor and composer, was something of a dynamo herself, and Ms. Innerarity, an accomplished actress and soprano and a passable ...
  • Reviews of COAL Premier Of COAL – Anna Larson: February 1995 ILWC Journal  It was Clara Boone’s idea to get up a carload of musicians and friends and take a Sunday drive out to Shepherdstown, West Virginia, to see the premiere of Judith Shatin”s new composition, COAL. The fall weather was exquisite, and as we travelled westward into the mountains, I ...
  • Reviews of I Am Rose “Luminous seems the best word to describe this piece. I Am Rose shimmers and lingers, using harmonic clusters and repeating rhythmic figures to create what the composer refers to as ” a kind of mantra.”
  • Reviews of The Jabberwocky “The Jabberwocky, by Judith Shatin, English text, ECS, 6977, TTBB a cappella. This fanciful, creative work is brilliantly conceived and constructed to the famous poem by Lewis Carroll (1832-1898). The piece opens with appropriate nonsense syllables on fast rhythms that must be sung with extreme accuracy. Humor is extremely important as you work to create ...
  • Rotunda Computer music video/film (HD or DVD available for presentation) (15:00)
  • Rotunda One day, in late spring 2005, I was sitting in my office, upstairs in Old Cabell Hall, looking at the flow of life on the Lawn. I had often been delighted by the feeling of life on the Lawn, and by the shifting weather patterns above it. But this time, I suddenly saw the scene ...
  • Round 3 Trombone (variable duration)
  • Ruah Chamber Orchestra: 1111/111/str (23:00)
  • Ruah “Judith Shatin…shows a rich and disciplined imagination in her … Ruah (‘Air, Wind or Breath’) for flute and orchestra. In Hebrew, as in many other languages, the word for ‘breath’ is also the word for ‘spirit’ (which is the Latin word for ‘breath’), and Ruah is, in fact, a multifaceted essy on the human spirit, its windlike freedom of ...
  • Ruah “…is beautifully performed and recorded on the Composer’s Recordings label by flutist Renee Siebert….it is a multifaceted essay on the human spirit, its wind like freedom of movement and volatile changes of mood, summarized in the titles of the three movements: Soaring, Serence, and Impassioned. ” – Washington Post
  • Ruah (Draft – Consolidated into other version) Flute and Piano (23:00)
  • Run Piano Quartet (8:25)
  • Scirocco Piano (3:05)
  • Sea of Reeds Amplified clarinet, with pvc tube extensions, mics, and effects procesor (such as digitech tsr-24); Max-MSP version in process (13:45)
  • Secret Ground Flute, clarinet, violin, cello (14:00)
  • Secret Ground “…Judith Shatin takes an evident delight in the textural possibilities of sound, and her Secret Ground played freely with techniques for flute, clarinet, cello and violin. But Shatin never used effects for their own sake. This was highly inventive music on every level: hugely enjoyable and deeply involving, with a constant sense of surprise.” – Washington ...
  • Selah Female vocal quartet or women’s chorus + harp (15:00)
  • Selah (Draft – Consolidated into other version) Female vocal quartet (or chorus) + harp (18:00)
  • Shapirit Y’fehfiah SSA Chorus (3:00)
  • Shatin Composer-in-Residence 2012 Women Composers Festival of Hartford 3/7-10/12 Shatin Composer-in-Residence 2012 Women Composers Festival of Hartford 3/7-10/12
  • Shatin Featured in UVA Magazine Judith Shatin is a composer, William R. Kenan Jr. professor of music at U.Va. and director of the Virginia Center for Computer Music. She is known for her dramatic music, ranging from choral and orchestral to electronic and multimedia.
  • Shatin Music Month at UVA Shatin Music Month Schedule
  • Shatin named as a 2012 Woman in History by the Virginia Library Virginia Women in History Poster 2012
  • Shatin to be featured Composer at Roosevelt University Electro-acoustic festival Shatin to be featured Composer at Roosevelt University Electro-acoustic Festival 4/12/2013
  • Shatin to serve as Master Artist, Atlantic Center for the Arts Shatin to serve as Master Artist, Atlantic Center for the Arts, May 13-June 2, 2013
  • Shatin’s Rotunda Project in Huffington Post Now that the political struggles have settled somewhat at The University of Virginia, it’s time to get down to what’s really important at Mr. Jefferson’s academical village: The renovation of his beloved Rotunda.
  • Shatin’s popular Hanukah round available from Colla Voce Music Nun, Gimel, Hei, Shin – Shatin’s popular Hanukah round, available from Colla Voce Music
  • Sic Transit Composing Sic Transit, scored for percussionist and CADI (Configurable Drumming Machine), was quite the adventure!
CADI was created by Scott Barton, Steve Kemper and Troy Rogers, then students in our Composition and Computing Technologies PhD program at UVA. They founded the company EMMI, and have created several fascinating music performance robots. Steve set up CADI at…
  • Sic Transit Percussionist (2 Singing Bowls of different sizes, 5 temple blocks, med. sus. cymbal, 2 timbales, snare, 2 bongos, fingercymbal) and CADI (Configurable Automated Drumming Machine), (finger cymbal, high and low woodblock, high and low cowbell, tambourine) (9:00)
  • Singing Still Flute (5:00)
  • Singing the Blue Ridge Mezzo, Baritone, Orchestra (2,2, 2,2,2,2,2,1,2, strings) electronics (CD) made from indigenous wild animal calls (14:00)
  • Singing the Blue Ridge “Judith Shatin is a nationally-and internationally-known composer, recipient of many commissions and awards, and a professor of music at UVA. She has composed electronic music as well as music for conventional instruments and voices. Singing the Blue Ridge combines all these media with superb success.  It can be described as a cantata in four movements ...
  • Sister Thou Wast Mild and Lovely Soprano and viola, also available for soprano and clarinet (2:00)
  • Skool Supplies Skool Supplies , a group of students from Sabot Point School in Richmond, plays Everyday Music inspired by their experience with me, and sent this delightful video as a thank-you! We worked together on my Tape Music Infinity piece, for any number of participants and stereo electronics made from recordings of myself tearing, squashing, ...
  • SMC 2012 Sound and Music Computing 2012 conference in Copenhagen features Judith Shatin as featured composer
  • Songs of War and Peace SATB Chorus + piano (also check out version for SATB + chamber orchestra) (16:30)
  • Songwriting Examples Examples from Judith Shatin’s Songwriting Class at UVA, Fall 2013 Ex 1: Christina Choi, Lie to Me, ©2013, All Rights Reserved Ex 2: Elizabeth Janus, Pay No Mind , ©2013, All Rights Reserved Ex 3: Alex Bryant, There’s No Sin in Cousin, ©2013, All Rights Reserved
  • Songwriting: Context and Creativity Teaching songwriting seems an oxymoron to some; don’t songs just flow? We know it’s true, as many songwriters tell us so. Why I’ve had that experience myself! And yet, having studied music since age 5, and barely remembering a time before I would run to our clunky old upright as soon as I woke up, ...
  • Sound and Music Computing 2012 conference featured Judith Shatin as invited composer. product
  • Spin Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Violin, Viola Cello (6:00)
  • Spin “From a very simple initial concept, Judith Shatin carves a brief but very effective little piece, Spin. Scored for a sextet comprising flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola, and cello, Shatin explores multiple types of spin as applied to music, from chords that unfold and collapse back onto themselves through to dance rhythms that spin between ...
  • Spin “Judith Shatin’s Spin is a slightly jazzy piece that is light on its feet…”  – All Music
  • Spring Tides Amp. fl, cl, vln, vcl, pno, interactive electronics (Max-MSP5 or higher)(11:00)
  • Spring Tides “ The ensemble closed the program with Judith Shatin’s Spring Tides (2009), a rich evocation of the power of nature, with technical effects (creating wind sounds by blowing almost tonelessly into a flute and clarinet) giving way to lush textures that blended instruments with their distant-sounding electronic echoes.” – The New York Times
  • Storm Amp. tenor sax and electronics (6:50)
  • Stringing the Bow String Orchestra (15:00)
  • Stringing the Bow “ is a marvelously inventive piece, informed with a fine sense of musical logic and a precise knowledge of the special qualities of string instruments and what makes them sound good in ensemble.  The music showed a composer fully in control of her material at all points and attuned to what makes an ...
  • Study in Black Flute and Percussion (4:00)
  • Study in Black “Study in Black is a well written composition for flute and percussion and would require two mature and musical players to perform it. It would be appropriate for either a college flute recital or a percussion recital. The publisher is to be commended on the printing of the work.”  – John Beck , Percussive Notes
  • Sursum Corda Cello (8:43)
  • Sweet Harmony Soprano and Piano (1:30)
  • Tape Music Stereo electronics (7:14)
  • Tape Music (Draft – Consolidated into other version) 5.1 Surround Sound Electronics (7:14)
  • Tape Music (Draft – Consolidated into other version) Quad Electronics (7:14)
  • Tape Music Session Here’s my take on Tape Music! I took packing tape, masking tape, binding tape, scotch tape, you-name-it-tape, and brought it to The Sound Studio in Charlottesville, where mic expert and composer Scott Barton assisted with the session, as did The Sound’s own Mark Graham. We used a bunch of mics, including Telefunken, Beyer and KSM, ...
  • Tape Music∞ Small cardboard box, blunt pencil or similar object, packing tape on a dispenser with teeth, and stereo electronics (5:00)
  • Tape Music∞ at the Bakehouse There is something wonderful about the combination of low-tech & hi-tech, about participation that is open to all coupled with music made from the everyday world around us. Every time I conduct Tape Music∞, as I did last weekend during my portrait concert at the Bakehouse Arts Complex in Miami, I see a combination of ...
  • Teruah Shofar (Yemenite style, Eb pitch), 3 hrns, 2 trpts, 2 trmbs, timpani (9:00)
  • Teruah When Aron Zelkowitz, founder of the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, approached me about a commission for a program of music celebrating the calendar Jewish year, and in particular the High Holidays, I was eager to compose a piece for this season of renewal, but not quite sure how to proceed. The instrumentation was for shofar, ...
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  • Teurah “…performer Ronald Schneider played the visually more spectacular impala hord, which only lent to the grandeur of Judith Shatin’s Teurah,  a premiere commissioned by the ;festival and the Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles. Similar to her fascinating chamber work, Elijah’s Chariot, …Shatin wonderfully used the other instruments in Teruah  to extend the essence of ...
  • The God of Glory SATB Chorus (4:45)
  • The Jabberwocky TTBB (5:45)
  • The Jabberwocky Typically, when commissioned to compose choral pieces, I spend at least half of my time researching possible texts. I love the process, but at the same time often find it frustrating! There are often copyright issues to contend with that are difficult to resolve. And even when not, there is such a huge trove of…
  • The Janus Quartet String Quartet (12:00)
  • The Jumblies SSA + piano (5:51)
  • The Passion of St. Cecilia Solo piano, 2 fl (2nd dbl picc), 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bssn, 2 tpts in C, 2 Hn, 2 trmb, 1 tba, 3 perc, strings (21:00)
  • The Wendigo SSA (14:00)
  • The Wendigo (Draft – Consolidated into other version) SSA Chorus and Electronics (2:37)
  • Three Summers Heat Mezzo or soprano and electronic playback (19:00)
  • Three Summers Heat (Draft – Consolidated into other version) Soprano (or mezzo), flute, viola and harp (18:00)
  • Time To Burn Oboe and 2 percussion (2 bongos, 3 rototoms, tambourine, 2 timables, large and small brake drum, medium tamtam and bow)(2 bongos, claves, flexatone and bow, 1 maraca, slapstick, 5 temple blocks 2 tomtoms, vibraslap) (9:30)
  • Time to Burn “….the wonderful music on this CD, and above all the opening work, Glyph (from 1984), which means a kind of carving.This work consists of beautiful, sweeping, imaginative music in four movements titled Luminous, Flickering, Ecstatic and Incandescent.
  • Time to Burn Time to Burn reviewed in Croatian e-zine
  • Time to Burn – New CD! Time to Burn CD I am thrilled that my new CD, Time to Burn, has been released, and you can get it at Innova Recordings. The wonderful Cassatt Quartet bookends the CD with performances of Glyph and Eljiah’s Chariot. For Glyph, they were joined by outstanding musicians James Dunham (solo viola) and pianist Margaret Kampmeier. Elijah’s Chariot, ...
  • Time to Burn CD Fanfare Review SHATIN Glyph.1 Time to Burn. 2 Grito del Corazón. 3 Sic Transit. 4 Hoshech Al P’ney HaTehom. 5 Elijah’s Chariot6 • 1James Dunham (va); 1Margaret Kampmeier (pn); 2Aaron Hill (ob); 2, 4I-Jen Fang, 2Mike Schutz (perc); 3F. Gerard Errante, 3D. Gause (cl); 1, 6Cassatt Str Qrt • INNOVA 845 (75:08) Over the course of a mere ...
  • Time to Burn Fanfare Review 2 Judith Shatin is a true sound artist. She applies sound to the airwaves in the same way a painter applies colors to canvas. She is not trying for melodies that the listener will walk away singing, but she uses melodic material for dramatic effect. The holder of advanced degrees from Juilliard and Princeton, she is ...
  • Time to Burn Ha-Aretz Review Ha-aretz review of Time to Burn CD
  • To Keep the Dark Away I first became acquainted with pianist Gayle Martin Henry at the Aspen Music Festival in the early 1970’s, and our friendship developed while we were both at Juilliard in the mid-70’s, and has continued to this day. An astonishing talent, she won the Juilliard concerto competition, and was the only American to make it to ...
  • To Keep the Dark Away Piano (11:00)
  • To Keep the Dark Away: A Favorite CD This album was the culmination of a long-term project. Gayle, my pianist muse since our days at the Aspen Music Festival and Juilliard, had discussed her desire to record a CD with some of her favorite Romantic-era piano transcriptions, as well as two of my pieces. To Keep the Dark Away was commissioned for her, ...
  • Tongue Twisters SSA Chorus and Piano (7:20)
  • Tower of the Eight Winds Violin and Piano (16:00)
  • Tower of the Eight Winds 2/5/12 – 3:30 p.m. UVA Chamber Music Festival Old Cabell Auditorium, UVA Charlottesville, VA Violinist David Sariti and Pianist John Mayhood perform Tower of the Eight Winds
  • Tower of the Eight Winds “…Of Thursday’s two world premieres and Friday’s two D.C. ones, Judith Shatin’s Tower of the Eight Winds, in four movements for violin and piano, stood out for it’s acuity and engaging vivacity as music one would like to hear again…” – The Washington Post
  • Trace Elements 2 Pianos & 2 Percussion (11:00)
  • Trace Elements for Ensemble Berlin PianoPercussion Playing with Resonance Ensemble Berlin Piano Percussion has commissioned Trace Elements, for two piano and two percussion. I had a wonderful time in June, 2014, rehearsing with them in in Berlin, with the kind support of the American Embassy. And, I returned for the premiere at the Konzerthaus in Berlin on December 9. Having studied percussion ...
  • Tree Music Interactive Electronics, Wireless Camera (variable duration)
  • University Singers, with Conductor Michael Slon: Winter Tour, 2013 The program features Judith Shatin’s Birkat Hakohanim (a setting of the original Hebrew of the Priestly Blessing, which begins ‘The Lord bless you and keep you…’), commissioned and premiered by the University Singers of the University of Virginia on 11/9/12. The wide-ranging concert also includes a movement from Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, Whitacre’s The Seal Lullaby, Frank ...
  • unter sorel’s vigele Instrumentation: Mezzo and piano Duration: 4:00 Commission: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Premiere Performance: 6/18/2020 Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series YIVO, Center for Jewish History, NYC Program Note: When Alex Weisser, Program Director of YIVO (Institute for Jewish Research) in New York, approached me about commissioning a song that would take one of several…
  • unter sorele’s vigele: Yiddish Song The commission from  YIVO for a song that used a traditional Yiddish folksong as a jumping-off point inspired me to compose Unter Sorele’s Wigele. This cradle-song was one of four options offered as starting points. I found the unsettled core motif of this one to be beautifully strange, as are the imaginative, elliptical lyrics. I…
  • Upcoming Performances First up, on Monday, March 24, at 8:00 p.m. in Old Cabell Auditorium, pianist Seung-Hye Kim will perform a program of new piano music, featuring pieces composed at UVA. I’m delighted that she will perform the Charlottesville premiere of To Keep the Dark Away, inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson. We’ve already had a ...
  • USingers University Singers, with Conductor Michael Slon: Winter Tour, 2013 The program features Judith Shatin’s Birkat Hakohanim (a setting of the original Hebrew of the Priestly Blessing, which begins ‘The Lord bless you and keep you…’) Read More –>
  • Vayter un Vayter Bass (or Bass-baritone), clarinet, cello, piano (15:45)
  • Video Blog: Being in Time – Testing 1,2, Kinect! The BIT (Being in Time) team convened in Old Cabell Auditorium at UVA to test the conductor gestural controls of the electronic sound using the Kinect Controller. It worked like a charm. Next up is testing the interactive video control using amplitude, activity level and frequency bands. And, of course working on our video ...
  • View from Mt. Nebo Piano Trio (14:30)
  • View From Mt. Nebo  View from Mt. Nebo, scored for piano trio,was commissioned by Garth Newel Chamber Players, an ensemble with its home base in Warm Springs, Virginia, on a sprawling estate of rolling hills. The concert hall is an intimate space in a reconstructed horse barn, lined with wood, with excellent acoustics. At the time I composed this…
  • View from Mt. Nebo “…View from Mt. Nebo, whose fervor recalls Shostakovich with a carefully wrought tension that raised more than bow hairs.” – The Washington Post
  • Virginia Center for Creative Arts – A Wonderful Oasis I have been thinking recently about my multiple residencies (8 to be exact!) at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts (VCCA). They have always been amazing oases of creativity and inspiration. During my very first visit, I had one month and my goal was to compose a piece for solo viola, string quartet and piano. ...
  • Water Ways Electronic playback (1:00)
  • We Bring You Peace SATB (2:00)
  • We Bring You Peace We Bring You Peace
  • We Hold These Truths Chorus, brass quintet and timpani (15:00)
  • Wedding Song Soprano and english horn (or alto flute, or clarinet, or viola) (5:00)
  • Werther Flute (dbl picc), clarinet, violin, cello, piano (8:20)
  • Werther Revisiting Werther, which I composed for Da Capo Chamber Players in 1983, has caused me to think not only about the context in which I composed it, but also how my attitude towards Goethe’s novel has changed during the intervening years. When I composed the piece, I had just reread Goethe’s touching novel. And, then, ...
  • When the Moon of Wildflowers is Full Flute and cello (3:30)
  • Why the Caged Bird Sings SATB Chorus + Piano (4:45)
  • Widdershins Piano (8:30)
  • Wind Songs Wind Quintet (12:00)
  • WTJU Interviews Judith Shatin WTJU Interview of Judith Shatin
  • Zipper Music 2 amplified zipper players with headphones for click track, Electronics performer for MIDI controlle with computer running MaxMSP, also mixer, stereo playback system