Thomas J. Dempster :: Composer

West Columbia, SC USA


CHAMBER MUSIC / SMALL ENSEMBLES:

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ahalugisdi unole (to quiet the wind)
ahalugisdi unole (to quiet the wind) [2014] [10:30] [bassoon and pre-recorded sounds]

First performed: Feb. 26, 2014, Fredericksburg, VA

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beacon
beacon [2007] [6:00] [solo horn]

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Bee Dances
Bee Dances [2015] [8:30] [bassoon duo]

First performed: July 10, 2015, Cortona, Italy

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Between Scylla and the Deep Blue Sea
Between Scylla and the Deep Blue Sea [2016] [8:30] [dulcian/bassoon, viola da gamba, keyboard]

First performed: Feb. 6, 2016, New York, NY
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the bunyip
the bunyip [2014] [8:30] [alto saxophone and pre-recorded sounds]

First performed: Apr. 3, 2014, Stillwater, OK

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can(n)on fanfare
can(n)on fanfare [2012] [5:00] [brass quintet]

First performed: Mar. 28. 2012, Orangeburg, SC
 
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Canticles
Canticles [2001] [12:00] [solo flute]

First performed: Nov. 26, 2001, Greensboro, NC
 
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Concert à Trois
Concert à Trois [2000] [10:00] [bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, bassoon]

First performed: Jan. 27, 2002, Greensboro, NC
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Congaree Voices
Congaree Voices [2014] [11:00] [piano (four hands) and pre-recorded sounds]

First performed: Nov. 7, 2014, Anderson, SC
 
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Copla
Copla [2001] [11:00] [solo bassoon]

First performed: April 27, 2001, Greensboro, NC
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distant songs
distant songs [2002] [18:00] [oboe and piano]

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fo(u)r in:stance
fo(u)r in:stance [2002] [13:00] [oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, bassoon]

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Four Movements for Saxophone Quartet
Four Movements for Saxophone Quartet [1999] [20:00] [saxophone quartet - SATBar]

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Four-Part Étude
Four-Part Étude [2002] [4:00] [any four instruments]

First performed: July 2, 2002, Raleigh, NC
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glass ghosts
glass ghosts [2002] [13:00] [bassoon and pre-recorded sounds]

First performed: April 3, 2002, Greensboro, NC

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heavenly creatures
heavenly creatures [2003] [8:00] [trombone quartet]

First performed: July 22, 2003, Raleigh, NC
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Hungry Ghosts
Hungry Ghosts [2012] [12:00] [solo violin]

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inflection points
inflection points [2009] [15:00] [flute, bassoon, and piano]

First performed: Sep. 29, 2009, Greensboro, NC
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invertebrate counterpoint
invertebrate counterpoint [2015] [18:00] [solo piano]

First performed: Mar. 9, 2015, Beaumont, TX
 
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lines in the sand
lines in the sand [2006] [9:00] [flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, horn, viola, cello]

First performed: June 4, 2006, Columbus, OH
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metastable
metastable [2014] [9:00] [flute, vibraphone]

First performed: Aug. 14, 2014, Portsmouth, NH

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nocturnes in blue, green, and gold
nocturnes in blue, green, and gold [2016] [12:00] [flute, oboe, clarinet]

First performed: June 3, 2016, Monroe, LA
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pentes:grammes
pentes:grammes [2009] [8:30] [solo piccolo]

First performed: Feb. 15, 2010, Kearney, NE
 
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perpetual notion
perpetual notion [2011] [9:00] [string quartet]

First performed: Oct. 28, 2011, Terre Haute, IN

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PLECTRA
PLECTRA [2009] [8:30] [harpsichord]

First performed: April 9, 2004, Austin, TX
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ponque
ponque [2013] [2:10] [saxophone quartet]

First performed: Oct. 19, 2013, Kansas City, MO

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portmanteaux
portmanteaux [2014] [12:30] [flute and alto saxophone]

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Ra, descending to Earth
Ra, descending to Earth [2007] [9:00] [solo trombone]

First performed: Oct. 8, 2014, Mesa, AZ

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red pine
red pine [2011] [1:15] [solo harp]

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resemblematics
resemblematics [2004] [9:00] [wind quintet]

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Saluda
Saluda [2016] [7:30] [solo English horn]

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seven selected snapshots of a lingering spectre
seven selected snapshots of a lingering spectre [2010] [14:00] [violin and piano]

First performed: Feb. 25, 2012, Tampa, FL

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skitter
skitter [2016] [1:00] [solo percussion]

First performed: Apr. 10, 2016, Atlanta, GA

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Sonata for Trumpet and Piano
Sonata for Trumpet and Piano [2000] [16:00] [trumpet and piano]

First performed: Jan. 25, 2001, Greensboro, NC
 
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spin, sing, leap
spin, sing, leap [2015] [12:30] [violin, cello, piano]

First performed: July 11, 2015, Cortona, Italy

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such delicate phantoms
such delicate phantoms [2013] [8:30] [piano four hands]

First performed: Oct. 19, 2014, Columbia, SC

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synapse
synapse [2014] [8:00] [solo bassoon]

First performed: Aor, 15, 2014, Orangeburg, SC
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tandem
tandem [2016] [8:00] [alto saxophone duo]

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to correspond with sparrows
to correspond with sparrows [2013] [8:30] [flute and alto saxophone]

First performed: Sep. 23, 2013, Murfreesboro, TN

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twine
twine [2016] [12:00] [guitar duo]

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two against three
two against three [2005] [8:30] [bassoon duo]

First performed: Mar. 5, 2009, Huntsvile, AL
 
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tårar
tårar [2007] [5:30] [solo 'cello]

First performed: Mar. 28, 2013, High Point, NC
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variables
variables [2001] [13:00] [clarinet and viola]

First performed: Jan. 27, 2002, Greensboro, NC
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wave mechanics
wave mechanics [2009] [9:30] [clarinet and string quartet]

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waves of tears
waves of tears [2011] [9:00] [saxophone sextet / orchestra]

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Zugzwang!
Zugzwang! [2012] [13:00] [horn and bassoon]

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