DEBORAH HAYES

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Ruth Shaw Wylie: The Composer and Her Music

 • Table of Contents 

 Illustrations ix

 Foreword by William K. Kearns xiii

 Preface xv

 Acknowledgments xxi

 • Chapter 1. Seeking the White Raven 1

 • Chapter 2. Early Years and Education 11

 • Chapter 3. The Young Professor 24

 • Chapter 4. Return to Detroit 34

 • Chapter 5. A Personal Style 56

 • Chapter 6. The Improvisation Ensemble 77

 • Chapter 7. Theorizing a Style 95

 • Chapter 8. Transitions 106

 • Chapter 9. After Academia 122

 • Chapter 10. A Colorado Composer 140

 • Chapter 11. Renewal 156

 • Chapter 12. Final Years 174

 • Chapter 13. In Retrospect 184

 • Appendix A: Catalog of Works and Performances 191

 • Appendix B: Classified List of Works 233

 • Appendix C: Honors and Awards 236

 • Appendix D: Beach Agate Pebbles 239

 • Sources

 • Index

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List of Works

1940 The Wanderer unnumbered

1941 Suite for String Orchestra unnumbered

1941 String Quartet No. 1 op. 1

1941 Suite for Orchestra op. 2

1942 Suite for Chamber Orchestra op. 3

1942 Five Easy Pieces op. 4 

1942 Carol : I sing of a maiden op. 5

1943 Symphony No. 1 “Archaic” op. 6

 [As Univ of Missouri faculty member:]

1945 Sonata No. 1 for piano op. 7

1946 String Quartet No. 2 op. 8

1947 Song And Dance for clarinet and piano op. 9

1947 Sonatina for piano op. 10

1948 Symphony No. 2 op. 11

  [As Wayne State University faculty member: 24 titles]

1949 Five Preludes op. 12

1950 Five Madrigals op. 13, no. 1

1950 God’s Grandeur op. 13 no. 2

1951 Holiday Overture op. 14

1951 Spring Madness unnumbered [op. 14b]

1952 Concerto Grosso op. 15 = Concerto Grosso No. 1

1953 Seven Wishful Duets For Two Wistful Recorders unnumbered [op. 16b]

1953 Sonata No. 2 for piano op. 16 no. 1

1953 Wistful Piece op. 16 no. 2

1954 Sonata for Viola and Piano op. 16 no. 3 = Viola Sonata no. 1

1953 Light op. 16 no. 4

1956 String Quartet No. 3 op. 17

1956 Toward Nowhere unnumbered [17b]

1956 Facade (ballet) op. 18 no. 1 

1958 “ ... in Just Spring” (e.e. cummings) for women’s chorus and string orch. op. 19 no. 1

1959 Six Little Preludes for Piano op.19, no. 2

1960 Sonata for Flute and Piano op. 20 (pub. 1974)

1961 Ballet, The Ragged Heart op. 21

1965 Echo op. 22 

1966 Soliloquy for Left Hand Alone op. 23 

1966 Theme Music for ‘Keep Michigan Beautiful’ Campaign unnumbered [23b]

1967 Clarinet Concertino op. 24 no. 1

1967 Involution op. 24 no. 2

1968 Psychogram for piano op. 25

1968 Music for Improvisation Ensemble unnumbered [29b] Charts devised 1963-68)

 [Retired from teaching, living in Salt Lake City]

1970 Three Inscapes op. 26

1971 Five Occurrences op. 27

1972 Incubus op. 28

 [In Estes Park, Colorado: 18 titles]

1974 Imagi op. 29

1975 Nova op. 30 no. 1

1975 The Long Look Home op. 30 no. 2

1976 Toward Sirius op. 31

1977 Memories of Birds op. 32 no. 1

1977 Airs Above The Ground op. 32 no. 2

1978 Views From Beyond op. 33 no. 1

1978 Mandala op. 33 no. 2

1979 Terrae Incognitae op. 34

1981 Music For Three Sisters op. 35

1982 November Music op. 36

1983 Scenes From Arthur Rackham op. 37

1983 The White Raven op. 37 no. 2

1983 String Quartet No. 4 op. 37, no. 3

1984 Shades of the Anasazi : op. 38 no. 1

1984 Flights of Fancy op. 38 no. 2

1986 Concerto for Flute and Strings unnumbered [39]

1988 Signs and Portents unnumbered [40]

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