Joseph Hasper Composition Portfolio
Sampling of Representative Works through 2016
A contemporary, "twisted" march for orchestra (22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 timp perc strings).
Suite for a Short Time
Sixty second miniature for orchestra (188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 timp perc strings).
Over The Rainbow
Soprano Lisa Lindley performs with the Coachella Valley Symphony.
Wind Ensemble and Band
Times and Tides
Single movement concert march for wind ensemble.
The Happy Camper March
Composed for military bands, first performed by the 98th Army Band.
Improvisatory band piece for beginning band. Commissioned by the Thomas Grover Middle School.
In the Fishery of Souls
Contemporary work for SATB and organ with text by Stella Davis (used by permission).
If I Can Stop One Heart
Lively, upbeat song for SATB and piano suitable for high school chorus. Text based on a poem by Emily Dickinson.
SATB chorus based on the single word "Hallelujah."
Organ solo in three movements: Toccata, Largo, and Andante. Premiered by Joseph Henry.
Monday 7 a.m.
Acousmatic piece constructed with MAX/MSP, assembled in ProTools.
Ballet music for mixed ensemble and MAX/MSP score. Commissioned for the 2011 International Water Technologies for Emerging Regions conference.
The Strawman's Kiss
Chamber music for three trombones.
Suite for brass quintet in five contrasting movements:
1. Quick and Light;
2. Dark Reflection;
4. Drifting Snow;
5. Of Two Minds.
Suite for woodwind quintet in five contrasting movements:
I - Rondo, II - Song for Clarinet and Oboe, III - Extended Ternary Form, IV - Invention for Horn and Bassoon, V - Variations.
Solo Bb clarinet piece in three movements (I, II, III) composed using a novel modified serial technique.
Piano trio in a brisk, freely atonal style.
Prelude and Allegro for Violin and Piano
Technically challenging piece for solo violin with piano. I - Prelude, II - Allegro.
Modern jazz combo composition for two horns, guitar, piano, bass and drums.
Three Large Dogs on a Very Thin Leash
Contemporary, linear-based melodies for jazz ensemble (5/4/4 p/b/d).
A musical portrayal of the 1967 Detroit riots for jazz ensemble. (5/4/4 p/b/d).
To The Farthest Star
Chorus and mixed ensemble with text by Stella Davis (used by permission).
Ballet music for two dancers and septet.
I - Entrée and Adage
II - Variations
III - Coda
Lively, jazz influenced piece in three movements for clarinet and vibraphone.