Divertissement Anniversaire (Overture for string orchestra)
Premiere: May 12, 2002: Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas:
Karen Griebling conducting the Hendrix College Orchestra. Commissioned
in honor of the 125th Anniversary of the College.
Noms et Chiffres (I) (For full orchestra)
Amateur premiere by the Cleveland Heights Chamber Orchestra with Eric
Berken conducting: May 10, 1998.
Noms et Chiffres (II) (For full orchestra)
Featured piece for museum display Jotting Down: A Contemporary
Woman's Journal at the Sandusky Cultural Center in April and May
Le Cauchemar de Frère Jacques (Symphonic
Variation for full orchestra)
Composed for a Young People's Concert at the Pierre Monteux
Memorial School with Sara Jobin conducting: July 1995.
Accolades (Symphonic Overture)
Commissioned for the 40th Anniversary of the Akron (Ohio) Youth Symphony
and premiered February 5, 1995 with Eric Benjamin conducting.
Homages (Symphony #1 in three movements for
Commissioned by the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra; premiered
November 19, 1989 with Charles Schneider conducting.
B.A. Nilsson, Schenectady Gazette
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Sunday, November 19, 1989
"Discovering a work like this one is what makes concertgoing
exciting. Griebling-Haigh has an outstanding ear for orchestral effect.
[She] can provide us with scores of compelling melody and texture in
an up-to-date voice that nevertheless makes good use of the large 19th-century
orchestra. The composer also understands the need for wit and doesnÁt
let her music bog down in dull solemnity."
Trees (Symphonic Suite for full orchestra)
Atalanta (Tone Poem for full orchestra)
First Prize, National Federation of Music Clubs Orchestral Composition
Contest; premiered in August of 1978 by the Lancaster (Pa.) Symphony
with Louis Vyner conducting, and in October of 1979 by the same forces.
Also performed four times by Akron Symphony in November of 1997 with
Eric Benjamin conducting.
Sam Taylor, Lancaster New Era
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, August 6, 1978
"The piece is truly modern and contemporary in concept
but avoids the clinical and the sterile so often found in such work.
As a result, its careful construction, precise rhythm and carefully
joined dynamics give it space and breadth in a structure which carries
a sophisticated musical line."