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Empower the Voices: a repertory guide: Rep List: Canonbusters


While the Repertory List focuses on living composers, we didn't want to leave behind those composers who are no longer living OR who might still be living but their careers have been overlooked and music underperformed. We're also highlighting composers who graduated or studied at Iowa, because let's support Hawkeyes!!

This is FAR from a comprehensive list, and it will grow over time. There's a list of about twenty more names we've planned to post here, so check back periodically to see what's been added!

Pauline Oliveros

Trio : for flute, piano, and page turner / by Pauline Oliveros
Variations for sextet / Pauline Oliveros.
The witness : a solo duet with an imaginary partner, a duo, or an ensemble / Pauline Oliveros
Sonic meditations / by Pauline Oliveros
Listen, Read, Watch
Listen to a recording of Oliveros's Sound Patterns, performed by UI Choirs in 1971
Borrow the book Software for people : collected writings, 1963-80 by Pauline Oliveros
Watch "The difference between hearing and listening" a TEDx talk by Pauling Oliveros

Florence Price

Etude: for piano solo / Florence Price
Andante con espressione: for violin and piano / Florence Price
String Quartet no. 2 in A minor / Florence Price
Quintet in A minor for piano and strings / Florence Price
Listen, Read, Watch
Listen to a recording of Price's String Quartet in G Major, arranged for chamber orchestra, performed by the UISO (2020)
Read The Heart of a Woman: the life and music of Florence Price by Rae Linda Brown
Watch a performance of Price's Violin Concerto No. 2 by the Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra with violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins