|Sortilege for bassoon and piano
required composition for the 2012
Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition
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for violin and piano
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for cello octet (8 cellos)
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The Four Elements for Bb clarinet and piano
by Mary Ann Griebling
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for piano duet
Jeux des Jumeaux
for piano duet
for soprano, violin, cello, and piano
|Score and Parts
for string quartet
|Score and Parts
for solo piano
The Queen's Gazette for Bb trumpet and piano
Score and Part
|Vistas desde el Balcon for violin, cello, and piano
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Voices from the Other Side
for soprano and 8 cellos
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for saxophone, viola, and piano by Karen Griebling
Rhapsody (violin & piano)
Composed in honor of the wedding of Gabrielle Haigh & Mark Nelson; premiered August 12, 2018 in Reinberger Chamber Hall, Severance Hall, Cleveland, by Peter Otto, violin & Randall Fusco, piano
Haigh-Nelson Voluntary (solo organ)
Composed in honor of the wedding of Gabrielle Haigh & Mark Nelson; premiered July 14, 2018 in Pembroke College Chapel, Cambridge University, UK, by organist Gregory Drott
Little Whimsies (oboe & piano)
Commissioned for the May, 2018 Cleveland Composers Guild Junior Concert
Rompecabezas (two guitars)
Commissioned for the May, 2017 Cleveland Composers Guild Junior Concert
Cipher (solo harp)
Commissioned for the 50th Anniversary of the Bascom Little Fund; premiered in July 2016 by harpist Shelly Du
Triskaidekaphilia (three violins)
Three movement work commissioned by the Kent/Blossom Music Festival and premiered in July, 2015 by students at the festival; also performed multiple times by Cleveland Orchestra violinists Sae Shiragami, Beth Woodside, and Win Lee
Little Risks (two cellos)
Commissioned for the May, 2015 Cleveland Composers Guild Junior Concert
Meccanismo (3 oboes, English horn, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon)
Commissioned by Laura Koepke and Sarah Hamilton for the S.U.N.Y Fredonia Double Reed Ensemble; premiered at the Double Reed Festival in October, 2014 and presented at the 2015 convention of the International Double Reed Society in New York City
De Chiripa! (English horn & Guitar)
Premiered in January 2015 by Margi Griebling-Haigh, English horn, and Richard Aron, guitar on a collaborative concert by the Greater Cleveland Classical Guitar Society and the Cleveland Composers Guild
Little Melodramas (solo piano)
Commissioned for the May, 2014 Cleveland Composers Guild Junior Concert
Fanfares for Solo Trumpet ("Clare Fanfare" & "archetype")
Commissioned by Cleveland Orchestra member Jack Sutte; each fanfare appears on one of Mr. Sutte's solo trumpet fanfare CD projects Fanfare Alone and Bent
Little Quirks (violin & piano)
Commissioned for the May 5, 2013 Cleveland Composers Guild Junior Concert
The White Trout (narrator, soprano, piccolo, harp, double bass, piano)
[Traditional Irish Folk Tale as told by Samuel Lover and collected by William Butler Yeats]
Commissioned by Peter Gallagher for premiere at the 2013 convention of the International Society of Bassists, June 8, 2013 at Eastman School of Music. Premiere performance given by Ty Emerson, Barbara Choltco, Kyra Kester, Trina Struble, Scott Haigh, & Randall Fusco. Second performance July 23, 2013 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights given by David Gooding, Gabrielle Haigh, Kyra Kester, Trina Struble, Scott Haigh, & Randall Fusco.
From a Train Window (violin, viola, cello)
Commissioned by Diane Mather, First Assistant Principal Cello (retired) of the Cleveland Orchestra. First Performance September 28, 2012 by Judy Berman, Marcia Ferritto, and Diane Mather. Second performance July 23, 2013 by Emma Shook, Mark Jackobs, and Charles Bernard.
Baermusik (brass choir: piccolo trumpet, 2 C trumpets, Bb trumpet, 4 horns, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, optional timpani)
Commissioned by N. David and Suzanne Larky in honor of the memory of Hans Baer, former President of the Board of the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra.
Little Doubts (two cellos)
Commissioned for the May 6, 2012 Cleveland Composers Guild Junior Concert
Sortilege (bassoon and piano))
Commissioned by Barrick Stees, Assistant Principal Bassoonist of the Cleveland Orchestra, for the 2012 Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition
Fleeting Thoughts (two flutes and piano)
Commissioned for the May 1, 2011 Cleveland Composers Guild Junior Concert
Valses Fantasques (eight-part clarinet choir)
Commissioned by Vandoren USA for the 2010 Clarinet Choir Festival, held at UCLA on November 6, 2010. Premiere conducted by Harvey Hermann. Published by Jeanne, Inc.
Sinfonia Concertante (2 solo oboes, solo bassoon, string orchestra or string quintet)
Commissioned by Dave and Sue Larky in honor of the memory of John W. Mack Premiered by Frank Rosenwein, Danna Sundet, Barrick Stees, Peter Otto, Emma Shook, Stanley Konopka, Richard Weiss, and Scott Haigh, with Sasha Makila conducting, July 27, 2011.
Sonata for Horn and Piano (horn and piano)
Commissioned by Richard King, Principal Horn, the Cleveland Orchestra. Premiered by Richard King and Randall Fusco February 19, 2012
Dormi & Svegliati (trombone and piano)
Written in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Cleveland Composers Guild. Premiered on April 23, 2010 by Massimo LaRosa, Principal Trombone, the Cleveland Orchestra, with Eric Charnofsky, piano.
Alegrias (oboe, accordion, two violins, viola, cello, bass, piano, percussion)
Commissioned in honor the 60th birthday of Jamie D. Ireland III, Chairman of the Board of the Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, Ohio. Premiered by Danna Sundet, Joela Jones, Donna Lee, Ted Rounds, Peter Otto, Stanley Konopka, Richard Weiss, and Scott Haigh with Sasha Makila conducting, July 27, 2011.
Marionettens Tanz (piano four hands)
Written for the Cleveland Composers Guild's annual Junior Concert; premiered at the Cleveland Music School Settlement on April 25, 2010.
Askelad and the Seven Silver Ducks (oboe+English horn & double bass: narration by both performers)
Commissioned by the Jerome Composers' Commissioning Project, American Composers Forum, for the Vecchione-Erdahl Duo (Carrie Vecchione, oboe & English horn, Rolf Erdahl, double bass). Premiered July 24, 2008 at the International Double Reed Society Convention, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Romans des Rois (oboe, horn, piano)
Commissioned by Richard King, Principal Horn, the Cleveland Orchestra. Premiered November 9, 2008 by Richard King, horn, Danna Sundet, oboe, and Randall Fusco, piano at a panoramicos concert, Historic St. Peter Church, Cleveland. Published by Jeanne, Inc.
Romanza (Violin and Piano)
Commissioned by Ken and Karen Conley in honor of Laurel School
Imajik! (Flute + Piccolo, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Bass, Percussion)
Commissioned by Kim Sherwin in honor of Laurel School. Premiered December 5, 2010 at a Cleveland Composers Guild Concert
Casse-Tete (Woodwind Quintet)
Commissioned by Solaris Woodwind Quintet, (George Pope, flute; Cynthia Watson, oboe; Kristina Belisle, clarinet; Barrick Stees, bassoon; William Hoyt, French horn).
Premiered November 12, 2006 at Guzzetta Recital Hall, the University of Akron
Published by Jeanne, Inc.
Sinfonia for Choirs of Oboes and English horns
Commissioned by the family, friends, and former students of renowned oboist John Mack for premiere at his memorial concert, November 5, 2006 at Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, with 56 oboists and English hornists conducted by Steven Byess
Published by Jeanne, Inc.
Danses Ravissants (Flute, Oboe, Cello, Harp) or (Flute+Piccolo, Oboe, Viola, Harp)
Commissioned by Susan Royal, professor of flute, S.U.N.Y. Fredonia; and Danna Sundet, principal oboe, Erie Philharmonic
and professor of oboe, Kent State University, for "The New Lyric Flute" recording on the Centaur label. Premiered April 11, 2007 at Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio.
Twists of Fate (Piano Solo)
Premiered April 30, 2006 at the Cleveland Music School Settlement on a Cleveland Composers Guild concert.
Bocadillos Iberianos (Bassoon and Piano)
Premiered by Barrick Stees and Randall Fusco February 19, 2012.
Published by Trevco, Inc. (www.trevcopublishing.com)
Bocadillos Iberianos (Double Bass and Piano)
Four movement descriptive work written for Scott Haigh.
Cortege d'antan (Oboe, English Horn, Organ)
Commissioned by Karel Paukert. Premiere scheduled for March 11, 2007 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio with M. Griebling-Haigh, Robert Walters, English horn, and K. Paukert, organ. Published by Jeanne, Inc.
Little Ironies (string quartet)
Premiered April 10, 2005 at the Cleveland Music School Settlement on a Cleveland Composers Guild concert.
Trocadillos (Oboe, Bassoon, & Piano) (RECORDING AVAILABLE)
"Composer of the Year 2003 Award", Commissioned by Ohio Music Teachers Association. Premiered November 15, 2003 by Margi Griebling-Haigh, oboe; Barrick Stees, bassoon, & Randall Fusco, piano. Work featured at the 2006 convention of the International Double Reed Society, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. (www.idrs.org)
Hebert Variations (piccolo & piano)
Commissioned by 16 Flutists including Mary Kay Ferguson, Mary Kay Fink, Jeffrey Khaner, and Martha Aarons. Premiered July 10, 2003 (private) and February 29, 2004 by Mary Kay Ferguson, piccolo & Mark George, piano. Required work for National Flute Association's August, 2004 Semi- Final Round Piccolo Competition, Nashville, Tennessee. Published by Musicalligraphics.
Jeanne Baxtresser: "The Hebert Variations are simply enchanting and a great addition to the repertoire!"
Amy Porter: "I love the Hebert Variations VERY much! I appreciate how you write well for each instrument. Thank you for that!"
Kajalamagee (Alto Saxophone, Viola, & Piano) (Alto Saxophone, Violin, & Piano)
Commissioned by violist Karen Griebling and saxophonist Jackie Lamar for premiere at the World Saxophone Congress, July 10, 2003. Included in the repertoire of The Cleveland Duo + James Umble and the Quorumensemble. Published by Jeanne, Inc.
La Bergere des Brises de Vallee (Oboe + English Horn, Flute + Piccolo, and Piano)
Premiered April 14, 2002 at Kent State University by Danna Sundet, Mary Kay Ferguson, (commissioners) and Elizabeth De Mio. Included in repertoire of the Stones River Chamber Players, Nashville, Tennessee. Published by Jeanne, Inc.
Jeanne Baxtresser: "I love the trio - wonderful atmosphere for the listener!"
Jeux des Jumeaux (Piano 4-hands)
Premiered April 28, 2002 at the Cleveland Music School Settlement on a Cleveland Composers Guild concert. Commissioned by the Kulas Foundation.
The Windrush Madrigals(Oboe, Clarinet, & Piano)
Premiered November 6, 2002 Troldhaugen (Home of Edvard Grieg) Bergen, Norway by Valarie Anderson, oboe, John Anderson, clarinet, and Margo Garrett, piano. U.S. premiere April 5, 2004 University of Minnesota. Commissioned by Jeanne, Inc.
Published by Jeanne, Inc
"Swans and Willows [mvt. 2] is a warm, sentimental, and reflective piece whose harmonies reminded me in no small way of Barber's 'Knoxville'...
Expertly scored... supplied a most pleasant 19 minutes." American Record Guide
The Queen's Gazette (Trumpet and Piano)
Premiere: April 29, 2001 at the Cleveland Music School Settlement on a Cleveland Composers Guild concert. Commissioned by the Kulas Foundation.
Bocadillos Panoramicos(Viola & Piano)
Premiered May 10, 2002 at Hendrix College, Conway, Ark. by the composer's sister, violist (and composer) Karen Griebling, with John Krebs, piano. Second Performance: September 8, 2002, by Lynn Ramsey, viola, & Joela Jones, piano. Was featured at the XXXII International Viola Congress in Minneapolis in June, 2004 with Lynne Ramsey, viola, & Kathryn Brown, piano. Published by Musicalligraphics.
"2004 Minnesota Congress in Review"
Rachel White, Journal of the American Viola Society
"On a program devoted to the music of American Women Composers, my favorite piece was a very entertaining and light-hearted work called Bocadillos Panoramicos by Margaret Griebling- Haigh performed by Lynne Ramsey."
Bocadillos Floridianos(Oboe & Piano) (RECORDING AVAILABLE)
Pentoccata (Solo Piano)
Commissioned by John Mack, Principal Oboist of the Cleveland Orchestra. Premiered at the John Mack Oboe Camp June 9, 2000 with Elizabeth DeMio accompanying. Published by Jeanne, Inc.
Robert J. Krause, The Double Reed: Vol. 29, No. 1
"A very attractive piece that is very well written for both the oboe and the piano. Ms. Griebling-Haigh's compositional style and abilty to write music that really paintspictures is very noteworthy. I highly recommend this alluring addition to the oboe repertoire. It will make a great recital piece, both for the performer and the audience."
Charissa Huang, the Kalamazoo Gazette
Monica Fosnaugh, oboe and Helen Lukan, piano: July 7, 2004 performance
"The second movement was enchanting..., eliciting a hauntingly exhausted atmosphere. The final movement, depicting the heart-racing dance of the Floridian lizards, proved to be the real favorite of the evening. Fosnaugh and Lukan delivered an astounding display of ensemble."
Premiered February 6, 2001 at a Fortnightly Musical Club Concert at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Commissioned by the Kulas Foundation.
Voices from the Other Side (Soprano & 8 Celli)
Premiered at the College of Wooster January 19, 2000 by the Cleveland Institute of Music Cello. Ensemble with Andrea Bargabos, Soprano. Commissioned for the CIM Cello Ensemble by Richard Aaron.
Cantilena (Eight Celli)
Premiered April 28, 1999 at the Cleveland Instiute of Music by the C.I.M. Cello Ensemble. Included in the permanent repertoire of the Tarab Cello Ensemble, Rochester, N.Y. Commissioned for the CIM Cello Ensemble by Richard Aaron.
Coquin'arena (6 part Flute Choir)
Premiered April 26, 1998 at the Cleveland Music School Settlement by the flute choir, Flautrageous, on a Cleveland Composers Guild Concert. Commissioned by the Kulas Foundation.
Vistas desde el Balcon(Violin, 'Cello, & Piano)
Premiered October 11, 1998 on a Cleveland Composers Guild Concert by Michi Wiancko, violin, Clement Chow, cello, and Eric Charnofsky, piano.
Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Stan Hywet Hall Concert, February 6, 2004
"Views from the Balcony leans toward Russian elements suggesting Prokofiev's brooding lyricism and Shostakovich's mystery and anger. Whatever the source, it's a stunning explosion of ideas."
Bocadillos (Violin and Piano)
One movement commissioned by the Cleveland Foundation and premiered on a Cleveland Composers Guild Concert by Evan Kleve and Charles Michelson in April, 1994. Remaining movements premiered by Beth Woodside and Nancy Maier at the Cleveland Institute of Music on a Cleveland Composers Guild Concert in February, 1995. Also performed by Gwen Starker Preucil and Nancy Maier (May, 1995), Terri Pontremoli and Anita Pontremoli (September, 1995), Stephen Rose and Joela Jones (March, 1998) and again with choreography by Karen Gabay at the Cleveland Museum of Art on June 26, 1998.
Roger Durbin, Akron West Side Leader
Cleveland Composers Guild-School of Cleveland San Jose Ballet Collaboration
Cleveland Museum of Art, June 24, 1998
"Gabay caught the emotional content of each section of Griebling-Haigh's work. In the movements of the four female and one male dancer, we see emblems of fear, grief, and flirtatious love. The collaborative result speaks well for both the artistry of Gabay and Griebling-Haigh."
Histoire de Babar, le petit elephant (Narrator, Oboe/English horn or Bb Clarinet, Bass, Piano)
Premiered May 18, 1994 for a Tuesday Musical Club Concert: Margaret Griebling-Haigh, oboe & English horn, Scott Haigh, double bass, Denella Sing, piano, and Ursula Korneitschouk, narrator. Currently being performed in the schools as part of the Young Audiences program. Featured on Cleveland Orchestra Musical Rainbow Concerts, and at the International Society of Bassists 2001 Convention in Indianapolis.
Two Bagatelles for Two Trumpets
Commissioned by the Cleveland Foundation and premiered in April, 1993 on a Cleveland Composers Guild Concert.
Toccata (Solo Piano)
Birthday present for father, Stephen T. Griebling
Grand Fantasy Anniversary Waltz Thing (Two Pianos)
Anniversary present for parents Mary Ann and Stephen T. Griebling. Premiered August 18, 1997 on a Cleveland Composers Guild Concert by Spencer Myer and Coren Estrin Mino, pianists.
Second Century Prelude (Brass Quintet)
Second Place in Centennial Brass Quintet Competition, Tuesday Musical Club.
Sonata for Double Bass and Piano
Premiered at the Juilliard School of Music in May, 1985. Also performed in November 1991, April 1992, and June 1997 by bassist Scott Haigh with Anne Epperson piano. The piece was featured at the International Society of Bassists Convention in June of 2001 with pianist Laura Silverman. Published in 2000 by Ludwin, Inc.
Elaine Guregian, the Akron Beacon Journal
Cleveland Composers Guild Concert, June 18, 1997
"[The Sonata's] most interesting moments came in a wispy final movment that offered the anticipatory excitement of a film score."
From Huntsman, What Quarry? (Soprano, Clarinet, Viola, Harp)
Collioure (English horn, Cello, & Piano)
Commissioned by the Huntingdon Trio (Philadelphia) and performed throughout the northeast U.S. in 1984 to 1987. Also included in the National Gallery of Art Festival of American Music in the Spring of 1986; broadcast nationally on NPR. Performed in 1991 revision on Cleveland Composers Guild concerts in November 1991 with Margaret Griebling-Haigh, E.H.; Dorothy Reichenberger, cello; Audrey Andrist, piano; and January 1997 by members of the Myriad Ensemble. Published in September 2000 by Jeanne, Inc.
Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Concert by the Myriad Chamber Ensemble, January 26, 1997
"Margaret Griebling-Haigh's Collioure travels from brooding utterances to episodes of dramatic anguish. The rich palette, which bears traces of Ravel and Poulenc, derives much of its dark personality from the vibrant interaction of instruments. The piece was saturated with haunting inflections by English hornist Jeffrey Rathbun, cellist Charles Bernard, and pianist Kathryn Brown."
Espana (for Harp)
Birthday present for Grandmother Marthena Diver Rimmel.
Six Preludes for Piano
Performed on a student recital at the Eastman School of Music, Spring 1981.
Goldsmith's Pasticcio(Flute, Oboe, & 'Cello)
Commissioned by the Huntingdon Trio (Philadelphia) and performed throughtout the northeast U.S. in 1980-1982. Also included in the National Gallery of Art Festival of American Music in the Spring of 1981; broadcast nationally on NPR.
Donald Rosenberg, the Akron Beacon Journal
Huntingdon Trio Concert, March 28, 1983
"The piece, in three movments, is an attractive mix of lyrical and boisterous ideas, skillfully constructed and excellently exploiting the unusual sonorities posed by the interweaving of these instruments."
Five Questions for Woodwind Quintet
Two Inventions for Oboe and Clarinet
Ode to an Amoeba (Flute & Piano or Harp)
Written as an Extra-credit project for 9th grade Biology class!
Two Bagatelles (Bassoon & Oboe)
Broadcast Music Inc. Grant recipient in International Young Composers Contest.
Undersea Odyssey (Solo Piano)
Broadcast Music Inc. runner-up in International Young Composers Contest.