Kirsten Broberg, Composer

Works

Selected List of Original Works

Orchestral

Celestial Dawning for full orchestra [may be programmed with the Natura cycle] (12')
Night Visions for full orchestra (9’)
With Reverence (in memoriam Gérard Grisey) for solo horn, strings [4, 3, 2, 2, 1] and percussion (8’) [may be performed with the Between Darkness and Light cycle]

Vocal and Choral

Breathturn (text, Paul Celan) for chamber choir (6’)
Collecting Winter (text, Phillip Levine) for solo voice, vibraphone, violoncello and piano (3')
Dream-Paths (text in Japanese by Ono no Komachi) for soprano and vibraphone (5')
From the Book of Hours (text, Rainer Maria Rilke) cycle for soprano, harpsichord and viola de gamba
So Close (text, Pablo Neruda) for soprano and piano [may be programmed with the Waters of Time cycle] (4')
Songs of Longing (text, Sappho) for three female voices and baroque chamber ensemble (20’)
That Time (text, Pablo Neruda) for soprano, alto flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion (7’) [may be programmed with the Waters of Time cycle]
The Deepest Secret (text, Edward Estin Cummings) for soprano, cello and piano (3')
The Deepest Secret ((text, Edward Estin Cummings) for SATB chorus (in preparation) (6')
Twilight (text, six poems by Edward Estin Cummings) for soprano with alto flute, clarinet, violin, cello, harp and percussion (12')

Chamber

Air for flute and guitar (6’)
Air for woodwind quintet (6’) [may be programmed with the Origins cycle]
As if Snow for harp, vibraphone and piano (7’) may be programmed with the Natura cycle]
Beyond Blue for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion (11’) [may be programmed with the Natura cycle ]
Branching for mixed winds and strings (7’) [may be programmed with the Origins cycle]
Collecting Winter (text, Phillip Levine) for solo voice, vibraphone, violoncello and piano
Constellations for two pianos and percussion quartet (6’) [may be programmed with the Natura cycle]
Currents-->Rain Gardens for clarinet/bass clarinet, piano and two percussion (8') [may be programmed with the Natura cycle]
Currents-->Rain Gardens for flute and piano (8')
Dream-Paths (text in Japanese by Ono no Komachi) for soprano and vibraphone (5')
Emerge cycle for piano and three bowed piano players (6’) [may be programmed with the Resonant Strands cycle]
Ethers for French horn, cello and percussion (8') [may be programmed with the Between Darkness and Light cycle]
From the Book of Hours (text, Rainer Maria Rilke) cycle for soprano, harpsichord and viola de gamba
Increscent for violin and piano (10’) [may be programmed with the Resonant Strands cycle]
In Stillness for bass clarinet and cello (9’)
In Stillness for bass clarinet and string quartet (9’) [may be programmed with the Origins cycle]
Inward for string quartet (9')
Impulse (dance music) for flute, clarinet, marimba, violin, cello and dancers (10')
Lament for string quartet (5’)
Of Resonance for string quartet (9’) [may be programmed with the Resonant Strands cycle]
Sketches for flute, vibraphone and piano (10’)
So Close (text, Pablo Neruda) for soprano and piano (4’) [may be programmed with the the Waters of Time cycle]
Songs of Longing (text, Sappho) for three female voices and baroque chamber ensemble (20’)
That Time (text, Pablo Neruda) for soprano, alto flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion (7’) [may be programmed with the Waters of Time cycle]
The Deepest Secret (text, Edward Estin Cummings) for soprano, cello and piano (3')
Twilight (text, six poems by Edward Estin Cummings) for soprano with alto flute, clarinet, violin, cello, harp and percussion (12')

Solo

Constellations for solo piano (7’)
Echoes for solo piano (5’)
Opening for solo cello (5’) [may be programmed with the Resonant Strands cycle]
Opening version for solo violin (5’)
Opening version for solo viola (5’)
Rain Gardens for solo piano (5’)
Tendrils for clarinet (7’) [may be programmed with the Origins cycle]

Electronic and Multimedia

Impulse (dance music) for flute, clarinet, marimba, violin, cello and dancers (10')
Lines electronic soundtrack for a film (3’) by Sarah Carlson
Songs of Longing (text, Sappho) semi-staged piece for three female voices and baroque chamber ensemble (20’)
Twilight version for dance (text, six poems by Edward Estin Cummings) for soprano with alto flute, clarinet, violin, cello, harp and percussion (15")

Arrangements

Nude by Radiohead arrangement for saxophone, flute, clarinet, piano, drumset, violin and cello (4’)
Nude by Radiohead arrangement for voice, flute, clarinet, piano, drumset, violin and cello (4')
Nude by Radiohead arrangement for voice, flute, clarinet, guitar, piano, drumset, violin and cello (4')

Cycles

Resonant Strands cycle of five extractable works drawn from the instrumentation: piano, bowed piano and string quartet (34’) (2005-2007). When all of the works are performed on the same concert, they are programmed in the following order:

I) “Emerge” for piano and bowed piano (5’)
II) “Of Resonance” for string quartet (9’)
III) “Opening” for solo cello (5’)
IV) “Increscent” for violin and piano (11’)
V) “Cadence” for piano, bowed piano, and string quartet (4’)

Origins cycle of five extractable works drawn from the instrumentation: woodwind quintet and string quartet (30’) (2007-2008). When all of the works are performed on the same concert, they are programmed in the following order:

I) “Tendrils” for solo b-flat clarinet (4’)
II) “Air” for wind quintet (6’)
III) “In Stillness” for bass clarinet and string quartet (9’)
IV) “Murmur” for bass clarinet and cello (4’)
V) “Branching” for mixed winds and strings (7’)

The Waters of Time (text, Pablo Neruda) cycle of six movements drawn from the instrumentation: soprano and flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion (2007-2010) (26’):

I) “If Only” for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion (4’)
II) “Its Whisper” for soprano, flute and clarinet (3’)
III) “Without You” for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and percussion(4’)
IV) “To Want” for soprano and piano, violin and cello (4’)
V) “So Close” for soprano and piano (4’)
VI) “That Time” for soprano and flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion (7’)

Natura cycle of five works for mixed winds, strings, harp, pianos and percussion (2009- ). When all of the works are performed on the same concert, they are programmed in the following order:

I) “Currents” for clarinet and vibraphone (3')
II) "Rain Gardens" for clarinet/bass clarinet, piano and percussion (5')
III) “Beyond Blue” for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion (11’)
IV) “As if Snow” for harp, piano and percussion (7’)
V) “Constellations” for two pianos and percussion quartet (7’)
VI) “Celestial Dawning" for orchestra (in preparation) (12')

Between Darkness and Light cycle of five works for French horn, strings and percussion (2009- ). When all of the works are performed on the same concert, they are programmed in the following order:

I) “Ethers” for French horn, cello and percussion (10')
II) “From the Depths” for solo contrabass (in preparation)
III) “Inward” for string quartet (10')
IV) “Tranquil” for violin and cello (5')
V) “With Reverence" for solo French horn, strings and percussion (8')