Non Sequitur Music

Music of David Heuser

David Heuser


Biography

Website: www.davidheuser.com

Critics have praised David Heuserís music, calling it "thoughtful, beautiful and wonderfully made", "all-American music at its most dynamic and visceral" and "just the sort of music classical music needs more of."

David Heuser began composing almost immediately after his first piano lessons at the age of seven, writing short tunes in imitation of the exercises he was studying. He continued to write music throughout his childhood, some for piano, chorus, and wind ensemble, and some for the rock bands he was in. After high school, he attended the Eastman School of Music and then the Indiana University School of Music, where he received his doctorate degree in music composition in 1995. A native of New Jersey, Heuser is the Associate Dean at The Crane School of Music in Potsdam, New York. Prior to this, he resided in San Antonio, Texas for fourteen years teaching at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Heuser is a storyteller, crafting emotional journeys for listeners, but his stories go beyond words to things only music can speak to. His over 70 compositions range from exuberant orchestral works to intimate chamber pieces. His most characteristic works are rhythmically active, strongly melodic, and often deal with extremes of tempo, dynamics and register. Just as a painter fills space, a composer fills time, and it is Heuserís goal to lead the listener through the time his music occupies in a way that is compelling and moving.

Heuser's music has been performed by various groups and individuals and on festivals and conferences throughout the United States and abroad. He has received commissions from such ensembles as the San Antonio Symphony, the New York Youth Symphony, the SOLI Chamber Ensemble, and the Texas Music Festival Orchestra, and grants from ASCAP, the American Music Center, and the Artist Foundation of San Antonio. Heuser has won the 2007 Columbia Orchestra American Composer Competition, the 2006 Fauxharmonic Orchestra Composition Contest, and, most recently, the New England String Quartet's 2011 International Composition Competition.

Heuserís music is published by Non Sequitur Music, and works of his can be found on recordings on the Albany, Capstone , and Equilibrium labels. Heuser is a founding member of the Composers Alliance of San Antoino (CASA), and his work O The White Towns can be found on that group's first CD "Works by San Antonio Composers Performed by San Antonio Performers"


CDs containing works by David Heuser:



Mķsica, Por Un Tiempo with Catching Updrafts


Klassics4Kids CD
Klassics4Kids with The Golden Ax


Todd Oxford: Tango Magnetism
Tango Magnetism with Deep Blue Spiral


Not Here, But There
not here, but there


Twilight Remembered
Twilight Remembered with Still Life with Fruit


The Voice of the Composer: New Music from Bowling Green, Vol. 2
The Voice of the Composer: New Music from Bowling Green, Vol. 2 with Cauldron


Juggernaut
Juggernaut with Deep Blue Spiral


Works by San Antonio Composers Performed by San Antonio Performers
Composers' Alliance of San Antonio: Works by San Antonio Composers Performed by San Antonio Performers with O The White Towns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Orchestral Music

Six Songs by Charles Ives
Rental: $100.00; Purchase: $250.00
2014, 12 minutes
arranged for solo voice and orchestra: 3222 4331, hrp, timp, 2 perc, strings
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Three Lopsided Dances
Rental: $150.00; Purchase: $350.00
2008, 18 minutes (3 Movements)
Orchestra: 3333 4331, hrp, pno, timp, 4 perc, strings or 2222 4331, hrp (optional), timp, 2 perc, strings
audio available audio available

Something Miraculous Burns
Rental: $100.00; Purchase: $250.00
2007, 10 minutes
Orchestra: 3333 4331, pno, timp, 3 perc, strings

A Screaming Comes Across the Sky
Rental: $100.00; Purchase: $250.00
2005, 6 minutes
Orchestra: 3232 4331, pno, timp, 4 perc, strings
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Two Songs for String Orchestra
Rental: $40.00; Purchase: $75.00
2005, 9 minutes
String Orchestra

Elegy, September 11
Rental: $40.00; Purchase: $75.00
2001, 7 minutes
String Orchestra
audio available

Cauldron
Rental: $80.00; Purchase: $200.00
1995, 7 minutes
Orchestra: 3232 4231, pno, harp, timp, 3 perc, strings
audio available

Moon Cycles
Rental: $150.00; Purchase: $350.00
1995 (revised 1998), 18 minutes (3 movements)
Orchestra: 3233 4231, pno, harp, timp, 3 perc, strings
audio available

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Music for Large Mixed Ensembles

Chaoborus
Rental: $50.00 ; Purchase: $100.00
1993, 8 minutes
flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, 2 violin, viola, cello, double bass
audio available


Band and Wind Ensemble Music

The Ground Beneath Our Feet
Rental: $90.00; Purchase: $200.00
2017, 4 minutes
Concert Band

Equus Rex
Purchase: $50.00
1986/2014, 5 minutes
Jazz Band
audio available audio available

A Screaming Comes Across the Sky
Rental: $100.00; Purchase: $250.00
2012, 6 minutes
Band
audio available audio available

Three Places in the Texas Hill Country
Purchase: $100.00
2010, 7 minutes, 30 seconds (three movements)
Concert Band (Grade III/IV)
audio available audio available

Fever Tokens
Rental: $75.00; Purchase: $150.00
1992, 9 minutes
Wind Ensemble: 4 fl, 3 ob, 4 cl, 5 sax (2, 2, 1), 2 bsn, 4 hn, 3 tpt, 3 trb, 2 bari hn, tb, 4 perc

Dragons
Rental: $100.00; Purchase: $200.00
1987, 16 minutes (3 movements)
Wind Ensemble: picc, 3 fl (3rd dbl picc), 3 ob (3rd dbl Eh), Eb cl, 3 Bb cl, bass cl, 5 sax (2, 2, 1), 3 bsn (3rd dbl cbsn), 4 hn, 3 tpt, 3 trb, tb, piano, timp, 4 perc
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Music for Mixed Chamber Ensembles

What passes for discourse
Purchase: $15.00
2016, 5 minutes
alto saxophone & guitar

Taxi of Midnight
Purchase: $50.00
2015, 15 minutes
flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, & percussion
audio available audio available

Seven or Eight Short Things About My Mother
Purchase: $15.00
2012, 10 minutes
Bb clarinet, violin, cello

The Silence After Us
Purchase: $5.00
2012, 5 minutes
Bb clarinet, violin, cello, piano

Catching Updrafts
Purchase: $30.00
2000, 13 minutes
Bb clarinet, violin, cello, piano
audio available

Ocean
Rental: $30.00; Purchase: $50.00
1993, 17 minutes (3 movements)
flute/piccolo/alto flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion
audio available

The Sun, the Plough and the Hazel Tree
Purchase: $25.00
1992, 9 minutes
flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano
audio available

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Piano Music

Three Short Piano Pieces
Purchase: $5.00
2008, 5 minutes
piano

November Sonata
Purchase: $10.00
2004, 10 minutes, 30 seconds
piano
audio available

Piano Sonata
Purchase: $10.00
2001, 17 minutes
piano
audio available

Twelve Miniatures for Piano
Purchase: $10.00
1999, 21 minutes (12 movements)
piano solo
audio available

Skallagrimsson
Purchase: $20.00
1993, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
piano and tape
audio available

Piano Solo No. 8 - Skallagrimsson
Purchase: $7.00
1989, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
piano solo

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String Music

What passes for discourse
Purchase: $15.00
2016, 5 minutes
alto saxophone & guitar

Flyby
Purchase: $15.00
2016, 7 minutes
guitar duet
audio available audio available

Thin Green Traces
Purchase: $20.00
2006, 25 minutes (5 movements)
violin, piano

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Small Blue Marble
Purchase: $30.00
2004 15 minutes
string quartet
audio available

Wheel
Purchase: $15.00
1993, 8 minutes
violin, piano
audio available audio available

Te Po-teki
Purchase: $7.00
1992, 7 minutes
violin
audio available audio available

3,127 Notes for Solo Viola
Purchase: $6.00
1996, 7 minutes, 30 seconds
viola
audio available audio available

Regicide
Purchase: $5.00
1990, 10 minutes
cello

Piano Trio
Purchase: $20.00
1997, 7 minutes
violin, cello, piano
audio available audio available

String Quartet No. 1
Purchase: $25.00
1988, 20 minutes (3 movements)
2 violins, viola, cello
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Music for Winds

What passes for discourse
Purchase: $15.00
2016, 5 minutes
alto saxophone & guitar

Five Modular Movements
Purchase: $45.00
2015, 15 minutes
brass quintet

...recalculating...
Purchase: $20.00
2013, 7 minutes, 30 seconds
oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, bassoon
audio available audio available

crashing into the sun
Purchase: $2.00
2012, 1 minute
alto saxophone, piano

For a While
Purchase: $3.00
2010, 4 minutes
solo flugelhorn or B-flat trumpet

(Another) Three Movements for Saxophone Quartet
Purchase: $35.00
2008, 18 minutes (3 movements)
soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones
audio available audio available

To Light
Purchase: $20.00
2008, 2 minutes
double brass quintet
audio available audio available

borne by constellations of green birds
Purchase: $20.00
2006, 15 minutes (3 movements)
alto saxophone and piano
audio available audio available

Flood
Purchase: $15.00
2005, 9 minutes
flute, percussion (marimba and vibraphone, one player)
audio available audio available

Flood
Purchase: $15.00
2006, 9 minutes
clarinet, percussion (marimba and vibraphone, one player)
audio available audio available

Still Life with Fruit
Purchase: $10.00
1996, 6 minutes
flute, percussion (bell tree, 3 sus. cym., cowbell, wood blk., small gong, 3 tomtoms, bass dr., vibes)
audio available audio available

Cutting the Circle
Purchase: $10.00
1997, 9 minutes, 30 seconds
oboe, piano
audio available audio available

The Old Voice of the Sea
Purchase: $3.00
1993, 5 minutes
clarinet
audio available audio available

Sanddef
Purchase: $3.00
1989, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
bass clarinet

Morfran
Purchase: $3.00
1987, 4 minutes
bass clarinet
audio available audio available
Deep Blue Spiral
Purchase: $20.00
1998, 7 minutes, 30 seconds
alto saxophone and tape
audio available audio available

Dusty Red Sphere
Purchase: $3.00
2004, 4 minutes
horn solo
audio available audio available

Octet
Purchase: $45.00
1997, 20 minutes (4 movements)
flute, clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones
audio available audio available

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Percussion Music

Five Views of the River
Purchase: $15.00
2013, 11 minutes
two marimbas

Not here, but there
Purchase: $40.00
2006, 10 minutes
percussion ensemble (12 players)
audio available audio available

Flood
Purchase: $15.00
2005, 9 minutes
marimba and vibraphone (2 players)
audio available audio available

Flood
Purchase: $15.00
2005, 9 minutes
flute, percussion (marimba and vibraphone, one player)
audio available audio available

Flood
Purchase: $15.00
2006, 9 minutes
clarinet, percussion (marimba and vibraphone, one player)
audio available audio available

Baby Toys
Purchase: $10.00
2003, 4 minutes
Percussion Quartet (Instrumentation: 8 baby rattles, 4 squeaky toys, 4 electronic toys, 1 see 'n say toy, 1 toy bell, 1 toy xylophone, 1 toy piano (with three or four keys), 1 pair of toy cymbals, 1 toy drum, 1 toy whistle, 1 wind-up baby's mobile)
audio available audio available

Going to Vermont
Purchase: $20.00
2003, 9 minutes, 30 seconds
amplified marimba, computer music (tape)
audio available audio available

Still Life with Fruit
Purchase: $10.00
1996, 6 minutes
flute, percussion (bell tree, 3 sus. cym., cowbell, wood blk., small gong, 3 tomtoms, bass dr., vibes)
audio available audio available
Secrets
Purchase: $15.00
1990, 6 minutes
Percussion Sextet (crotales, vibraphone, chimes, three triangles, three gongs, four cymbals, and four brake drums)
audio available audio available
Totem
Purchase: $15.00
1989, 4 minutes
Percussion Sextet (two xylophones, two marimbas, two log drums, five timple blocks, and two wood blocks)
audio available audio available
The Way of the Animal Powers
Purchase: $15.00
1989, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
Percussion Sextet (4 bongoes, 4 timbales, two sets of 4 tomtoms, and two sets of 3 timpani)
audio available audio available
Totem, The Way of the Animal Powers, and Secrets
(set of three pieces)
Purchase: $30.00
1989-1990, 14 minutes
Percussion Sextet
audio available audio available

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Vocal Music

Six Songs by Charles Ives
Rental: $100.00; Purchase: $250.00
2014, 12 minutes
arranged for solo voice and orchestra: 3222 4331, hrp, timp, 2 perc, strings
audio available audio available

Numbers from the opera A Brief History of Root Vegetables:
Joy's Aria ("I used to love coming here")
Purchase: $3.00
2011, 5 minutes
soprano, piano
audio available audio available
Faye's Aria ("I knew coming back here was a mistake")
Purchase: $3.00
2011, 5 minutes
soprano, piano
audio available audio available
"Mine" Trio
Purchase: $3.00
2011, 4 minutes
two sopranos, baritone, piano
audio available audio available
Since I Was Young (Pemmie's Aria)
Purchase: $3.00
2011, 4 minutes, 30 seconds
tenor, piano
audio available audio available
Oh, To Speak (Claudio's Song)
Purchase: $3.00
2011, 5 minutes
baritone, piano

Arrows
Purchase: $15.00 / $30.00
2006, 23 minutes
baritone, piano or baritone, clarinet, cello, piano
audio available audio available

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Choral Music

Hecuba's Lament
Purchase: $0.75
2000, 3 minutes
(in quantity)
women's chorus (SSAA), piano
audio available audio available


Opera


A Brief History of Root Vegetables
2010, three act comic opera, roughly 2 1/2 hours
13 named parts + chorus
14 player ensemble (1111 1110 pno perc strings)
audio available audio available
The Golden Ax
Rental: $100.00; Purchase: $200.00
2006, 25 minute one act opera
baritone, soprano, woodwind quintet
audio available audio available

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Works with Tape and/or Electronics

Going to Vermont
Purchase: $20.00
2003, 9 minutes, 30 seconds
amplified marimba, computer music (tape)
audio available audio available
Deep Blue Spiral
Purchase: $20.00
1998, 7 minutes, 30 seconds
alto saxophone and tape
audio available audio available

Skallagrimsson
Purchase: $20.00
1993, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
piano and tape
audio available audio available

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