Justin Henry Rubin:

Compositions

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The following downloads are a small example of the complete works.
However, all of the music and performance materials listed in the
complete works
are available upon request from the composer.

 

Piano/Harpsichord Works
Chamber Works
Choral Works
Organ Works
Orchestral Works
Vocal Works
Other Works

An Interview with Justin Rubin, composer:   Composer


Piano/Harpsichord Works

An Interview with Justin Rubin on composing for keyboard instruments:   Keyboard Works

4 Ecossaises for Piano   

24 Préludes: piano solo   

A New Grounde: piano solo   

À Rebours: two pianos/piano four-hands  

[performed by Duo Gastesi-Bezerra]  Mvmt. I  Listen  Mvmt. II  Listen  Mvmt. III Listen

A stitch in time... : piano solo  

A Waltz through the Vapor: piano solo      [performed by the composer] Listen

Album Leaves 2011: piano solo

August Suite: piano solo

Anurj: piano solo

Brief thoughts on the winter of 2013

broken crystal...falling gently, falling silently: piano four-hands

Ciacona e Fuga (in commemoration of the centennary of Karl Amadeus Hartmann): piano solo  

Comodo: piano solo  

Compendium aphorismus: piano solo  

Compendium contrapuncti: piano solo  

Deux Préludes après Satie pour piano à quatre mains: piano four hands

[Second Prelude - Virtual Performance]  Listen

Drei Ländler für Klavier

Excursions: piano solo   [Second Excursion - Virtual Performance]  Listen

Fantaisies sur l'air "Une Jeune Fillette": piano solo

Five Brief Extemporizations on Plainchants and Chorales: piano solo  

Four Preludes and Fugues: piano solo  

Fugue Studies: piano solo

It's six of one... : piano solo  

Late Winter Dances: piano solo

Literary Devices: piano solo   

Little Book of Chorales I: piano solo  

Little Book of Chorales II: piano solo  

Little Book of Chorales III: piano solo  

Little Book of Chorales IV: piano solo  

Little Book of Chorales V: piano solo  

Little Book of Chorales VI: piano solo  

Livre de pièces pour clavecin: harpsichord solo  

Los Sentimientos de Conventillo: piano solo  

Meditations on the Nature Poetry of Samuel Greenberg: piano four hands

Messe pour piano à quatre mains: piano four hands

Monumentum pro Giacinto Scelsi ad annum C: piano solo  

Nocturne-Epitaphs: piano solo  

Noktiurn in memory of Andrei Tarkovskii: piano solo  

Partita on the Agincourt Carol: piano solo

Partita on "There were three Ravens": piano solo

Piano Album 2005: piano solo  

Piano Album 2006: piano solo  

Piano Album 2008: piano solo  

Prelude, Contemplation, and Fugue: piano solo  

Recueil de Chants: piano solo

Ricecare super "Uß tieffer nodt schry ich zu dir" [De profundis]: piano solo

Ritornelli: piano solo

Ritual Variations on "Hanacpachap cussicuinin": piano solo

Shadow Puppets: piano solo

Six Bagatelles: piano solo [Second Bagatelle - Virtual Performance]  Listen

Six Character Pieces: piano solo

Something to remember me by: piano solo  

Sonata-Impromptu: piano solo   [Third Movement played by Justin Rubin at a live concert]  Listen

Sonata-Memoir: piano solo

Sonatinietta: piano solo  

The Still Waters by Sagamore Hill: piano solo  

Three Chorale Variations: piano solo  

Three Pieces for Piano Four-Hands

virtual instrument samples: 1 Listen  2  Listen  3  Listen

Two Very Trivial Pieces for Piano  

Une Suite de Pièces: piano solo  

Variationis super "L'homme armé": piano solo

Variations on "A Mighty Fortress": piano solo

Variations on "Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh' darein": piano solo

Variations on Deo Gracias: two pianos   [performed by Piano Duo Gastesi-BezerraListen

Variations on "Ich hab' mein' Sach' Gott heimgestellt": piano solo

Variations on "Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, der den Tod": piano solo        

Variations on "My Country, 'Tis of Thee": piano solo  perfomed by Solon Pierce Listen

Variations on "Nun freut euch, lieben Christen, g'mein": piano solo

Variations on O filii et filiae: piano solo

Two Variations on Lutheran Chorales: piano solo


Organ Works
(including organ and instruments)

An Interview with Justin Rubin on composing for keyboard instruments:   Keyboard Works

Aria, Capriccietto e Fuga

Cinque Breve Toccate d'Intavolatura d'Organo

Drei kleine Choralbearbeitungen

Eight Miniatures for Organ

Fantasie super "Vater unser im Himmelreich"

Fünf Choralphantasien

Little Rondo for Organ

Little Organ Pieces for Contemplation

Organ Book I  

Organ Book II  

Organ Book III  

Organ Book IV  

Organ Book V  

Organ Book VI  

Organ Book VII  

Organ Book VIII  

Organ Book IX  

Organ Book X  

Organ Book XI  

Organ Book XII  

Organ Book XIII  

Organ Book XIV 

Ostinato-Litanie 

Partita "Ein' feste Burg ist under Gott"

Partita "Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort"  

Mvmt. I  Listen  Mvmt. III  Listen  [performed by the composer]

Partita super "Christ, der du bist der helle Tag "

Partita super "Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält"

Partita "Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern"  

Partite legare  

Passacaglia "Singen wir aus Herzens Grund"  

Præludium harmoniæ eiusdem  

Præludium suasoria  

Prelude super "Nun komm', der Heiden Heiland"

Proœmium, Carmen, et Fuga  

Psalm 125

Sechs Orgelchoräle

Sieben Orgelchoräle

Simple Arrangements of Organ Hymns and Chorales

Sonatina in Two Movements

Summer Suite 2012  

Symphonia epopea

Symphonic Fantasy

Symphonic Variations

The Past is With Us [performed by Carson Cooman] Listen

The Venus of Brassempouy

Three Chorale Fantasias

Three Preludes and Fugues [Fugue I performed by the composer] Listen

Three Little Pieces for Organ

Three Short Studies for Organ

Trio Sonatas: First Second  Third

Tochata e Canzona

Two Brief Preludes and Fugues

Variationis Canonica super "Nun komm', der Heiden Heiland"   

Variationis super "Vater unser im Himmelreich"   

Variations on the Agincourt Carol: organ solo

Vesper Chant for Organ

Vier kleine Choralbearbeitungen

Vier kleine Choralvorspiele


Orchestral Works

Andromède:   [Virtual Performance]  Listen

Caprice: Wind Symphony [performed by the UMD Wind Ensemble, dir. Mark Whitlock] Listen

Concertino for Piano Four-Hands and Winds virtual samples: 1 Listen  2  Listen  3  Listen  

New Beginnings: A Fanfare: Wind Symphony

Overture    

Passacaglia Tenebrosa     [contact composer for a demo recording]

Short Suite for Symphonic Winds

Sterilized Intervention: marimba solo and orchestra [virtual performance]   Listen

Sticking Up: marimba and bassoon soloists, two brass choirs and orchestral chimes

Symphonietta I     [contact composer for a demo recording]

Symphonietta IV     [contact composer for a demo recording]

Two Bygone Dances: chamber orchestra [virtual performance]  1.Cotillion Listen 2.Pavyn Listen

"Unrisen splendour of the brightest sun...": trumpet solo, four horns, timpani, and string orchestra

[virtual performance]   Listen

Variations sur "O filii et filiae": Wind Symphony

"When the lamp is shattered, The light in the dust lies dead...": violoncello and orchestra

[virtual performance] Listen

"Who poured the phantom...And chased huge heavens within ash of thought...": two solo violins and orchestra

[virtual performance] Listen


Choral Works

Aeterne rerum conditor: SATB and organ     

An Exhortation: SSAA Choir

Chorale Partita on "Vater unser im Himmelreich": SATB [optional piano]     

Colour Grain: mixed choir

Daylight: ATBB (or TTBB) choir

Dedication and Fanfare: SATB and orchestra with solo clarinet

[performed by the UMD Symphony and Chorus, dir. Rudy Perrault] excerpts: 1 Listen  2  Listen  3  Listen

Destination: SATB and two violins

From the Sonnets of Apology: SATB and chamber orchestra     [contact composer for a demo recording]

Kyrie antiphonalis: SATB and organ

Latin Hymn and Fuging Tune: SSATB   

...love of finished years: SATB, woodwind quintet, double string quartet, and piano      

Momento mori September 11, 2001: SATB   [performed by the UMD Chorus, dir. Stan Wold] Listen 

Observance: 2 Soprano Soloists and SATTB    

On Leaving Some Friends at an Early Hour: SATB choir     

Our Father: two part setting with organ or piano accompaniment

Pange, lingua: SATB     

Puro refulgens lumine: SSATB      

Saviour of the Nations, Come: two part setting with piano accompaniment  

The Human Seasons: TTBB choir                                                

Three Little Motets on Lutheran Chorales: SSATB                                               

Three Motets on Lutheran Chorales: SSATB         

Twilight: male choir, flute/violin, and violoncello

Two Madrigals on Poems of Rupert Brooke: SATB choir  

Victimae paschali laudes: SATB [optional piano]   

Where the Angels Ever Sing: two part setting with organ accompaniment

  


Vocal Works

Anonymous Songs: voice and piano

Day that I have loved: baritone, violoncello, and piano

Enigmas: baritone and vibraphone

feigned illusions: soprano and chamber ensemble

Five Little Sacred Songs: voices (2 treble, tenor, and bass) and piano excerpt Listen

from heart undaunt: soprano and chamber ensemble

From the Sick Sleuth Sonnets: voice and piano

Hymnus de Resurrectione: soprano, tenor, and organ

If I could but forget: soprano, mezzo-soprano, and piano   

In the Midst of the Seas: male voice and piano

Loose Pages: soprano, alto, and piano

On a Beautiful Sunset: contralto and piano

passion sought: soprano, flute, clarinet (Bb), violin, violoncello, and vibraphone

Poems Left Behind: voice and piano

Poets Forever at Dawn: voice and piano

Soft Songs: voice and piano

The Flower that Swept by Bliss: voice and piano

Three Epithets: speaker, flute, percussion, and harp

virtual instrument samples (without speaker): 1 Listen  2  Listen  3  Listen  

Three Songs on Age: voice and piano

Towers of Sand: baritone and piano

Two Songs from the French: voice and piano

Under a Leafless Oak: voice and piano


Chamber Works

A Child's Dream: violin and guitar

virtual instrument sample: Listen  

A piacére: oboe and clarinet (Bb)

A Little Summertime Drama: flute and piano

Absolute Advantage: trumpet (Bb) and marimba

virtual instrument samples: 1 Listen  2  Listen  3  Listen

Adaptive Expectations: for clarinet (Bb) and vibraphone 

virtual instrument sample: Listen

An Evening Walk: violin and string trio

And this great human rebellion: clarinet (Bb), bass clarinet (Bb), and string quartet

virtual instrument sample: Listen  

Ainissesthai: versions for French horn (F) and piano and viola and piano

"...amid slumber I sealed aweep as I crept for a phantom thought...": clarinet (Bb), bass clarinet (Bb), and piano

virtual instrument sample: Listen  

April and Silence: violoncello and piano    

Aria di sera: English horn (F) and String Bass

Aubade for Winds: 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, and 2 bassoons [virtual performance] Listen

Austerity Measures: flute and bassoon

virtual instrument sample: Listen  

Babillage: clavier solo, 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons and strings

Ballad on joy!: marimba and woodwind quartet

[virtual performance]   Listen

Bagatelles for Bassoon and Marimba: contact for score (CD on Innova, catalogue number 738)

virtual instrument samples: 1 Listen  2  Listen  3  Listen  4  Listen

"Before we breath a little further...": violin, viola, and violoncello

[virtual performance] movements: 1 Listen   2  Listen  3  Listen

Benediction: piano and chimes

"... between sparkling lust that stirs in motives life!": flute, clarinet (Bb), marimba, and celesta

[virtual performance] movements: 1 Listen   2  Listen  3  Listen

Boutefeu: oboe, clarinet (Bb), and bassoon virtual instrument sample: Listen  

Breath of Life: Native American flute, flute (or violin), viola, and cello

- available from JP/Zalo Publications  

[performed by James Pellerite at California State University with members of the California State University at Hayward Concert Artists.]

excerpts: 1 Listen  2  Listen  3  Listen

Boutadettas: bassoon and piano (CD on Innova, catalogue number 738)  

Canonic Impromptu: two bassoons

Canzonetta: oboe and piano [virtual performance] Listen

Canzoni per violino e guitarra

Canzoni per violoncello e guitarra

Capriccietto d'inverno: viola and bassoon [virtual performance] Listen

Chaconny in b minor: flute, oboe, clarinet (Bb), violoncello, and harp [virtual performance] Listen

Chimaeras: viola and piano  

Choosing Sides: clarinet (Bb), bassoon, and marimba [virtual performance] Listen

Common Assertions: solo percussionist  

Currents (for Morton Feldman): bass clarinet (Bb) and piano 

Dash: bassoon and vibraphone  [virtual performance] Listen

alternate version for bass clarinet (Bb) and vibraphone

Determinants of Demand: flute, clarinet (Bb), bassoon, marimba and piano

virtual instrument sample: Listen

Durkh un durkh: violin, mandolin and guitar  

Duro: alto sax (Eb) and piano clarinet (Bb) and piano or bassoon and piano

virtual instrument sample: 1 (clarinet vers.) Listen 2 (bassoon vers.) Listen

Ecossaises for Violin and Marimba (CD on MSR, catalogue number 1398)

[virtual performance] 1 ListenListen 3  Listen 4  Listen

Egloga: violin and piano   (CD on MSR, catalogue number 1398)

Eithne: flute and clarinet (Bb)     [virtual performance] Listen

Elusive Places: violin, mandolin, and guitar    

[virtual performance] 1 ListenListen 3  Listen

Estemporaneo per due musicisti: violin and piano ver.  violin and guitar ver.  

[virtual performance] violin and piano version: Listen   (CD on MSR, catalogue number 1398)

Estemporaneo per tre musicisti: violin, violoncello, and piano

Estemporaneo per quattro musicisti: violin, viola, violoncello, and piano

Parts: piano   violin   viola   violoncello

[virtual performance] 1 ListenListen 3  Listen

Evening Pastorale: 4 flutes 

Fantasy on Pamina's Aria "Ach, ich fühl's": bassoon and piano (CD on MSR, catalogue number 1398)

Flirt: oboe and 2 clarinets (Bb) [virtual performance] Listen

for Sol: bass clarinet, 2 percussionists, and piano  

Four + One: two clarinets (Bb), two bassoons and marimba [virtual performance] Listen

Four Bagatelles: piano quartet 

Gioco Chiassoso: clarinet and 2 bassoons or clarinet, bass clarinet and bassoon

[virtual performance] Listen

Hard Currency: marimba and percussion quintet [virtual performance] Listen

"He who calls the stars by name..." : two violins, viola, violoncello, and piano [virtual performance] Listen

Hocket in Your Pocket: bassoon and percussion (CD released on Innova, catalogue number 738)    

"In secret hides this wild peace...": two violins, viola, and violoncello [virtual performance] Listen

Indifference curve: trumpet (Bb), trombone, and three percussionists [virtual performance] Listen

Insider Trading: horn (F), trombone, and tuba [virtual performance] Listen

Katkovirta: percussion and piano   virtual instrument sample: Listen  

La valse du nord: violoncello and guitar

Là-Bas: two bass clarinets (Bb) virtual instrument sample: Listen  

"Like Boats lost in fogs - We dance as the innocent summer sun - In silence and awe": oboe, basset horn (F), and bassoon

also version for bass clarinet virtual instrument sample: Listen  

Little Caprice: flute and bassoon

Little Chaconne on the 350th Anniversary of the Birth of Henry Purcell: oboe, two violins, and bassoon

Little Sarabande: viola and bassoon

Livre de pièces pour trio: flute, violin, and harpsichord 

Love! is truly a lost jewel...: two violins   [virtual performance] Listen (CD on MSR, catalogue number 1398)

Lyrical Incantations: alto saxophone (Eb) and piano  

[performed by Rhonda Taylor] excerpts: 1 Listen   2  Listen  3  Listen

Macineranno: two violoncelli  

Musical Specimen: bassoon, marimba, and piano  [virtual performance] Listen

[vers. for bass clarinet (Bb)]

Night Song for Noa: clarinet, cello or bassoon and piano (CD released on Innova, catalogue number 738)    

clarinet, bassoon, pno. ver. clarinet, cello, pno. ver. piano trio ver.

Nostalgia: bassoon and piano (CD released on Innova, catalogue number 738)   - contact composer.  

[performed by Jefferson Campbell and Alexander Chernyshev] Listen

Alternative version for viola and piano - contact composer.

Nouveaux Estampies: clarinet and bassoon - contact for score (CD released on Innova, catalogue number 738)    

[virtual performance] movements: 1 Listen   2  Listen  3  Listen

O felix apparicio...: bass instrument(s) [bassoon, violoncello, etc.] and piano

On another last day... : violin and piano (CD on MSR, catalogue number 1398)

"On their translucent lids, whose texture fine Scarce hides the dark blue orbs that burn below With unapparent fire...":
piano quartet   [virtual performance] Listen

Paean: flute and organ  

The Pale Memory: fl., cl., bass cl., mar., vibes, harp, pno., celeste, and strings    [virtual performance] Listen

Petite suite pour quatre musiciens: clarinet (Bb), horn (F), bassoon, and piano

Piccola rapsodia per tre musicisti: clarinet (Bb), violin and piano   

excerpt [virtual performance] measures 56-90: Listen  

Piccolo scherzo per tre strumenti: flute/violin, bassoon, and marimba    (CD on MSR, catalogue number 1398)

version for flute, cello, and piano  [virtual performance] Listen

...piercing years of ceaseless light plead untold passions that beat the scattered stars... :flute, clarinet (Bb), violin, violoncello, marimba, and piano

 [virtual performance] Listen

Pleasant Prophecies: flute, clarinet (A) and bassoon    [virtual performance] Listen  

Prelude and Fugue for Brass Sextet: 2 trumpets (Bb), horn (F), euphonium, and tuba

 [virtual performance] 1. Listen   2. Listen

Quartetto Scherzando: bassoon quartet  [virtual performance] Listen  

Reminiscences of Hugo Distler: two violins

Rival Consumption: clarinet (Bb) and percussion quartet  

[virtual performance] I: Listen II: Listen

Samuel Greenberg Constellation: violin duo (CD on MSR, catalogue number 1398)

Scurry: string bass and piano

Scraps: woodwind quintet  [virtual performance] Listen  

Sechs kleine variationen für zwei violinen: "There were three Ravens"

Second Piece for Two Percussionists: unpitched percussion

excerpt 1 Listen  excerpt 2  Listen   excerpt 3  Listen   excerpt 4   Listen

Serenade in Grey: oboe and string quartet

[virtual performance]   Listen

Serenata per due amici: clarinet (Bb) and piano

"Shades of autumn quietly lowered a - Humble veil upon the ground in preservation...": marimba and vibraphone [2 players] [virtual performance] Listen

"...sharing with starlike speks at night this uncertain force...": woodwind quintet and piano

[virtual performance] 1 ListenListen 3  Listen

Sketches for Brass Quintet   [virtual performance] 1 ListenListen 3  Listen

"...some voice disturbs me from the inner room...": flute, clarinet, and vibes [virtual performance] Listen

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano

[Alexander Chernyshev, Piano and Betsy Husby, Cello] movement 1 Listen movement 2  Listen  

Sonnet Sonatainas: violin and piano

[virtual performance] 1 ListenListen 3  Listen 4  Listen

"Sought in secret...": trumpet ensemble [virtual performance] Listen

Summer Dreamings: flute, oboe, clarinet (Bb), and bassoon virtual instrument sample: Listen  

Summer and Winter: flute and marimba or flute and harp

virtual instrument sample: 1 (marima vers.) Listen 2 (harp vers.) Listen

"The armed man should be feared"...and other lessons from the Renaissance: clarinet (Bb), two percussionists and piano

[virtual performance] 1 ListenListen 3  Listen

...the city as in Dreamingland lost...: violin and piano virtual instrument sample: Listen

The Cobweb in the Sky: flute, oboe, and clarinet (Bb) virtual instrument sample: Listen  

The Couple: violoncello and piano  

"...the glittering rocks - that calm the eye, romantic tears of sparks - From the noxious sky...": flute and string quartet

virtual instrument sample: Listen

The Hallucinations of Dance Master Guglielmo Ebreo da Pesaro: violin and guitar

 [virtual performance] 1 ListenListen 3  Listen

The Shape of Things to Come: saxophone trio  [virtual performance] 1 ListenListen 3  Listen

The Tree and the Sky: violoncello and piano  

"...they recede, and now Bending within each other's atmosphere Kindle invisibly...": 2 violins and 2 pianos

[virtual performance] 1 ListenListen Listen

Three Chorales for Two Violins   (CD on MSR, catalogue number 1398)

[virtual performance] 1 ListenListen Listen

Three Little Chorales for Violoncello and Piano   [virtual performance] 1 ListenListen Listen

Three Pieces for Bassoon and Piano [virtual performance of second piece] Listen

Throw Caution: wind sextet [virtual performance] Listen

Toccatina per duetto: bassoon and piano [virtual performance] Listen

Trickle Down Effect: saxophone quartet [virtual performance] Listen

Two in a dream....dancing: soprano saxophone, two percussionists and piano

[performed by Zeitgeist at a reading session] excerpt 1 Listen  excerpt 2  Listen   excerpt 3  Listen

Un piccolo duetto di basso: bassoon and violoncello (CD on Innova, catalogue number 738)  

[virtual performance]   Listen

Una serenata per cinque: woodwind quintet (CD on MSR, catalogue number 1398)

[virtual performance] movements: 1 Listen   2  Listen  3  Listen  4  Listen

Variations on "Nun komm', der Heiden Heiland": clarinet and piano (CD on Innova, catalogue number 738)  

[virtual performance] Listen

Variations on "There were three Ravens": flute and piano [virtual performance] Listen

Variations on "Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern" : violin and piano (CD on MSR, catalogue number 1398)

[virtual performance] Listen

Waltz: cello and piano [Alexander Chernyshev, Piano and Betsy Husby, Cello] Listen

"Where cowering shadows, in patience Hold -The figure now in Sunlight gold.": clarinet (Bb) and string quartet

[virtual performance] Listen

Wintry Mix: flute, oboe, bass clarinet (Bb), and vibraphone  [virtual performance] Listen


Solo Instrumental Works

Aurai: bassoon [virtual performance] Listen version for sax version for flute

Ballata: guitar

Common Assertions: percussion

for Rhonda: saxophone

Internal Portal: flute

Poe Extracts: guitar (performer has some speaking parts)

[performed by Andrew Hull] excerpts: 1 Listen  2  Listen  3  Listen  4  Listen  5  Listen  

Recitative Styrienne: bassoon or horn - contact for score (CD released on Innova, catalogue number 738)  

[bassoon version performed by Jefferson Campbell] Listen

Splinters: marimba

Three Miniatures: guitar [performed by Andrew Hull] excerpts: 1 Listen  2  Listen  3  Listen


Other Works

Fugue in f minor, Fugue in a minor (Juvenilia)