Compositions

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2017

  • Music for Two or More Players Op. 74 (2017) for open ensemble of any size. Composed for the William Paterson University New Music Ensemble.
  • Wall Street – A Love Hate Relationship (mostly hate) Op. 73 (2017) for horn, trumpet, bass trombone and drum set. Composed for B3+ Brass.
  • Controlled Improvisation Number 5 Op. 72 (2017) for clarinets and multi percussion. Dedicated to Michiyo Suzuki.
  • Full Fathom Five Op. 71 (2017) for piano and baritone. A setting of Full Fathom five by William Shakespeare, from his play The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 2. Dedicated to Jane Spears and her father.
  • To Asclepius Op. 70 (2017) for piano and soprano. A setting of To Asclepius (a Homeric Hymn.) Dedicated to Aiskel Virquez.
  • A Complete Color Op. 69 (2017) for percussion ensemble with drum set solo. Composed for the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble.
  • Marimba Music Op. 68 (2017) for marimba solo. Composed for Mike Aberback.
  • First Variation on Mark’s (kostabi) Music Op. 67 (2017) for clarinet, trumpet, electric guitar and contrabass.  Dedicated to Mark Kostabi. Composed for the Outreach Music Festival and Academy, in Austria.
  • Rabbit Skin Glue Op. 66 (2017) for chamber ensemble. Composed by Mark Kostabi for solo piano in 2016 and arranged by Peter Jarvis in July of 2017.  My arrangement is dedicated to Franz Hackl and the Outreach Music Festival and Academy.
  • Half of a Color Op. 65 (2017) for drum set solo. Composed for John Ferrari.
  • Postal Bebop non Priority Suite Op. 64 (2017) for trumpet and drum set (composed together with Franz Hackl)
  • Miniature for Piano Op. 63 (2017) – for piano solo, dedicated to Jeffrey Kresky
  • Bellows and Wood Op. 62 (2017) – for accordion and wood block(s). composed for William Schimmel.
  • Themes and Improvisations Two Op. 61 (2017) – for drum set and any other instrument
  • Lo Siento por Venezuela Op. 60 (2017) – for vibraphone solo.
  • Percussion Piece for Ten Middle School Players Op. 58 (2017) – Composed for John DeWald.
  • Six-Hands for Scott Op. 57 (2017) – for 6-hand piano (1 piano, 3 players.) Composed for Composers Concordance.

2016

  • Opposites Attract Op. 56 (2016) – for violin, cello and 2 percussion. Composed for Ethel and Talujon Percussion Ensemble.
  • I’d Rather Live On the Water Op. 55 (2016) – for soprano and vibraphone
  • Concerto for Horn and Percussion Sextet Op. 54 (2016) – Composed for John Clark and the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble. Dedicated to John Clark.
  • Strings For Spain Op. 53 (2016) – for string orchestra. Composed for a Composers Concordance concert “All About Spain.” Dedicated to the CompCord String Orchestra.
  • Empire State Duo for Guitar and Drum Set Op. 52 (2016) – for electric guitar and drum set. Composed for and dedicated to Gene Pritsker.
  • Ostinato Mezzo Forte Op. 51 (2016) – for percussion ensemble. Dedicated to Henry Cowell. Composed for Sean Dello Monaco and the William Paterson University Percussion ensemble.
  • Dichotomy Op. 50 (2016) – for piano solo. Dedicated to Carl Patrick Bolleia.
  • Concerto for Accordion and Percussion Sextet Op. 49 (2016) – for accordion and percussion ensemble. Dedicated to William Schimmel, composed for William Schimmel and the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble Bill’s 70th birthday concert.
  • Controlled Improvisation Number 4  Op. 48 (2016) – for frame drums and drum set, composed for and dedicated to Glen Velez.
  • More Heavy Metal Op. 47 (2016) – for euphonium and tuba, dedicated to Gary Buttery and James Jackson.
  • Music for Wind Ensemble Op. 46 (2016) – dedicated to Richard Chiandusse.
  • Accordion Music Two (Bill) Op. 45 (2016) – for solo accordion. Composed for and dedicated to William Schimmel.
  • Piano Music Op. 44 (2016) – for solo piano, right hand only. Composed for and dedicated to Christian Carey. Premiered by Carl Patrick Bolleia at William Paterson University, March 3, 2016.
  • Smoke and Mirrors Op. 43 (2016) – for chamber ensemble, dedicated to Composers Concordance. Premiered by CompCord Ensemble: Lynn Bechtold, Dan Cooper, Lukas Ligeti and Gene Pritsker on the NWEAMO Festival in San Diego, California, April 8, 2016.
  • Sonic Ceremony Op. 42 (2016) – for solo percussion. Composed for and dedicated to Payton MacDonald.

2015

  • Concerto for Frame Drums and Percussion Sextet Op. 41 (2015) – for percussion ensemble, dedicated to Glen Velez. Premiered by Glen Velez and the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, William Paterson University, February 22, 2016.
  • Generations Op. 40 (2015) – for percussion quartet, dedicated to the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble. Premiered by Alex Bernhardt, Sean Dello Monaco, Jesse Gerbasi and Elise McAloon, William Paterson University, March 3, 2016.
  • An Engine Driven Band Op. 38 (2015) Poetry by Jacob Miller – for chamber ensemble, dedicated to Lori Fredrics and Phred Mileski.
  • Accordion Music Op. 37 (2015) – for solo accordion. Composed for and dedicated to William Schimmel. Premiered by William Schimmel at the Tenri Cultural Institute, New York City, New York, August 7, 2015.

2014

  • Shooting Darts In London Op. 36 (2014) Poetry by Jacob Miller – for chamber ensemble. Dedicated to Jacob Miller. Premiered by CompCord Ensemble: Michiyo Suzuki, John Clark, David Taylor, Franz Hackl, Lori Fredrics, Peter Jarvis and Gene Pritsker, William Paterson University, September 14, 2015.
  • Saxophone Solo For Solo Saxophone Op. 35 (2014) – solo saxophone, composed for and dedicated to Emily Verschoor-Kiss, premiered by Emily Verschoor-Kiss at Connecticut College, May 5, 2015.
  • Controlled Improvisation Number 3 Op. 34 (2014) – for accordion and drum set. Composed for and dedicated to William Schimmel. Premiered by William Schimmel and Peter Jarvis at William Paterson University, November 10, 2014.
  • Engine Op. 33 (2014) Poetry by Jacob Miller – for marimba, vibraphone, voice and double bass. Dedicated to Max Stehr and April McCloskey-Stehr. Premiered by Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Ian McCollum, April Stehr and Max Stehr at the University of Nebraska, December 8, 2015.
  • Heavy Metal Op. 32 (2014) – for euphonium/tuba quartet. Dedicated to the Alchemy Euphonium-Tuba Quartet: Gary Buttery, Joanna Hersey, James Jackson and Danny Wilson. Premiered by the Alchemy Euphonium-Tuba Quartet, in Cleverns, Germany, February 13, 2015.
  • Themes and Improvisations Op. 31 (2014) – solo drum set.
  • Conn-ected Coll-ections Op. 30 (2014) – for percussion, piano and electric guitar. Dedicated to the Connecticut College New Music Ensemble; Julian Gordon, Jesse Guterman and Andy Stein Zeller. Premiered by Connecticut College New Music Ensemble, conducted by Peter Jarvis at Connecticut College, CT, May 6, 2014.

2013

  • Guitar Music Op. 29 (2013) – solo guitar. Premiered by Anthony Petruccello at William Paterson University, October 19, 2015.
  • Twice Mixed Op. 28 (2013) – for mixed quartet of bassoon, horn in f, electric guitar and electric bass. Dedicated to the Comp Cord Ensemble. Premiered by the Comp Cord Ensemble: John Clark, Gene Pritsker, Larry Goldman, conducted by Peter Jarvis at William Paterson University, NJ, February 10, 2014.
  • Sextet Op. 27 (2013) – for soprano saxophone, drum set, vibraphone, electric bass, piano and accordion, dedicated to Dan Cooper, Milica Paranosic and Gene Pritsker. Premiered by the Comp Cord Ensemble: Dan Cooper, Peter Jarvis, Milica Paranosic, David Rosenblatt, Bill Schimmel and Demetrius Spaneas; conducted by Gene Pritsker, at the Cutting Room, New York City, November 10, 2013.
  • Duo for Violin and Cello Op. 26 (2013) – dedicated to the ‘Zentripetal Duo’ – Lynn Bechtold and Jennifer Devore. Premiered by Lynn Bechtold and Ben Larsen at the Bernie Wohl Center, New York City, May 15, 2013.
  • A Little Piano Music Op. 25 (2013) – solo piano, composed for and dedicated to David Saperstein, premiered by David Saperstein at William Paterson University, March 7, 2013.
  • Cycle for Three Op. 24 (2012–13) – trio for vibraphone, electric guitar and double bass, dedicated to the Composers Concordance Ensemble. Premiered by the CompCord Ensemble: Peter Jarvis, Gene Pritsker and Mat Fieldes, at William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey, February 4, 2013.

2012

  • Festival Music Op. 23 (2012) – mixed nonet, commissioned by and dedicated to the Composers Concordance Ensemble. Premiered by the Composers Concordance Ensemble at Shapeshifter, Brooklyn, New York, December 4, 2012.
  • Controlled Improvisation Number 2 Op. 22 (2012) – amplified or electric violin and drum set, dedicated to Lynn Bechtold. Premiered by Lynn Bechtold and Peter Jarvis at DROM, New York City, December 2, 2012.
  • Surveying Carnage Op. 21 (2012) – percussion solos, improvisations for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, – season 3, multiple episodes. Published by L-T Music Publishing.
  • Concerto for Vibraphone and Percussion Sextet Op. 20 (2011–12) – percussion ensemble, dedicated to Raymond DesRoches. Premiered November 26, 2012 at William Paterson University by the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, John Ferrari – vibraphone soloist, Peter Jarvis – conductor, and recorded by the same group, October 27, 2012 at William Paterson University.

2011

  • Moonrise Kingdom Op. 19 – music for the movie directed by Wes Anderson Moonrise Kingdom. Op. 19 refers to all music Jarvis worked on including original music, arrangements and transcriptions. Published by Indian Paintbrush Productions.
  • On the Boardwalk Op. 18 (2011) – percussion solo, a multi-track improvisation for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. Used in episode 10 of season 2: Georgia Peachesaired on November 27, 2011. Published by L-T Music Publishing.
  • Controlled Improvisation Number 1 Op. 17 (2011) – electric guitar and drum set, composed for and dedicated to Gene Pritsker, premiered by the Jarvis/Pritsker Duo (Peter Jarvis and Gene Pritsker at William Paterson University, November 7, 2011. Recorded by the Pritsker/Jarvis Duo, December 3, 2011.
  • Satie’s Hammock Op. 16 (2011) – solo marimba, commissioned by and dedicated to Payton MacDonald, premiered by Payton MacDonald at William Paterson University, September 29, 2011.
  • Nocturne Op. 15 (2011) – solo piano, In Memoriam Kimberly Castillo, for Pedro Castillo, premiered by Carl Patrick Bolleia at Bergen Community College, May 4, 2011.

2010

  • Rockaby for Voice and Piano (2010) – Ron Mazurek, Transcribed for Voice and Vibraphone Op. 14 (2011) by Peter Jarvis, premiered by the William Paterson University New Music Ensemble; Erica Tanner and Nicolas Doktor, March 28, 2011, at William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey.
  • Drumming for Milton Op. 13 (2010) – solo drum set with optional temple blocks, dedicated to Milton Babbitt, premiered by Paul Carroll, March 7, 2011 at William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey. Recorded by Paul Carroll, April 21, 2011 at William Paterson University.
  • Fugue in G Minor, “Little” BWV 578 – Johann Sebastian Bach, Transcribed for Mallet Quartet Op. 12 (2010) by Peter Jarvis, premiered by the William Paterson University Percussion Ensemble; Anthony Fabrizio, Nick Doktor, Anthony O’Connor and Margaret Wright, November 29, 2010, at William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey.
  • Tuba and Drums Op. 11 (2010) – duo for tuba and tom-toms, composed for Gary Buttery and Steven Buttery, dedicated to Judy Buttery, premiered by Gary Buttery and Peter Jarvis, November 14, 2010 at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, New York City. Recorded by Gary Buttery and Peter Jarvis, April 18, 2011 at William Paterson University.

2009

  • Oasis Op. 10 (2009) – solo electric bass, composed for Frank Eckert, premiered by Max Stehr, March 29, 2010 at William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey. Recorded by Max Stehr, May 12, 2011 at WPU.
  • Wind Tunnel Op. 9 (2009) – solo flute, composed for Kiara (Jung-In) Hwang, premiered by Kiara (Jung-In) Hwang, November 10, 2009 at Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut.
  • Tunes Without Pitches Op. 8 (2009) – solo snare drum, composed for David Saperstein, premiered by Jeffrey Rubin, May 3, 2009 at William Paterson University, New Jersey.

2007

  • Solo for Two Kick Drums Op. 7 (2007) – double bass drum solo, composed for Connor Donohue, premiered by Connor Donohue, May 13, 2007 at Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut.

2005

  • Metallic Music Op. 6 (2005) – solo for six gongs, composed for, premiered and recorded by Dominic Donato. Recording: Capstone Records – CPS 8796.
  • The Snares of Time Op. 5 (2005) – solo snare drum, composed for and recorded by John Ferrari, premiered by Peter Jarvis, January 30, 2011 at DROM in New York City.
  • Extreme Measures Op. 4 (2005) – solo marimba, composed for April McCloskey, recorded by Tom Kolor.

2003

  • Four Plus Three Op. 3 (2003) – solo drum set, composed for Ryan Jarvis, premiered by Cameron Wisch, Ridgewood, New Jersey, recorded by Shawn Baltazor.

1999

  • Pitched Drums Op. 2 (1999) – solo timpani, composed for Edmund Fay, premiered by Michael Aberback, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey, recorded by April McCloskey.

1998

  • Seven at Seven Op. 1 (1998) – solo vibraphone, composed for Shannon Jarvis, premiered by Al Cerulo, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey, recorded by Peter Jarvis.