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Niederberger Maria A.

(02. 03. 1949)

Niederberger Maria A.
East Tennessee State University
P O Box 70661
USA-TN 37614 Johnson City
USA

Tel: +1 /423 439 5946
Internet: www.maniederberger.com

Biography
Maria A. Niederberger was born in Davos in canton Graubünden and grew up in Nidwalden. She studied composition and music theory in Massachusetts and California, USA. Amongst her teachers were Donald Martino (Harvard University), Arthur Berger, Martin Boykan (Brandeis Univerity) and Richard Swift (University of California Davis). As a student she won the O. B. Valente Memorial Prize for Excellence in musical composition and several scholarships. After receiving her doctorate from the Brandeis University she continued her compositional works and taught at American High Schools. Today she is professor at the East Tennessee State University where she teaches music theory and composition.

Work list
Daedaleum (1984)
for cello solo
The non-traditional note heads in the notation change with the way of playing (pii, col legno, etc.).
Duration: 5' 30"
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Inferences (Rückschlüsse) (1985)
for fl(afl).cl(bcl)bn/2perc/pf/vn.va.vc
Accentuated piano part.
Duration: 8' 00"
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Album Pages (1988-1989)
for violin solo
Duration: 6' 00"
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D Vogelschiichi (1989)
Song cycle
for youth choir (SATBar) and soli (from the choir)
Texts: Felix Stöckli
Lyrics in the local dialect of Nidwald by Felix Stöckli.1. Nid uiswiiche, 2. Zangg vo de junge Chräje, 3. Oh die Jährli, 4. Zangg ve de-n-alte Chräje, 5. Stirm hend pfuided, 6. Ringelreihe vo de junge Chräje, 7. Nid uiswiiche.
Duration: 8' 00"
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Piano Quintet (1990)
for string quartet and piano
Duration: 10' 00"
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Tandem Points (1993)
for flute, oboe, bass clarinet, horn, two percussion, violin, viola, violoncello and double-bass
Horn and percussion accentuated.
Duration: 9' 00"
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Sounds of Space-Time (Klänge von Raum-Zeit) (1994)
for clarinet (also bass clarinet), marimba and piano
The clarinet plays solo. Virtuosic passages. Demanding.
Duration: 18' 00"
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Christiane (1994)
for children's choir
Texts: Matthias Claudius
Duration: 2' 00"
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September (1994)
for female choir
Texts: Werner Bergengrün
Duration: 1' 00"
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Tragische Geschichte (1994)
for children's choir
Texts: Adalbert von Chamisso
Duration: 2' 00"
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Wait for Me (1995)
Song cycle
for soprano with piano accompaniment
Texts: Silja Walter, Pablo Neruda, Langstston Hughes, Ingeborg Bachmann
Four songs, two German and two English. All texts were translated by the composer.
Duration: 10' 00"
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"Oh grosses Wunder". Ein Weihnachtslied (erste Fassung) (1995)
A Christmas carol (first version).
for choir and organ, for choir with flute, triangle and string quartet (string ensemble)
Texts: Maria Niederberger
Choir is one - two part, four strophes and in a traditional tonal style. German text by M. Niederberger.

Duration: 4' 00"
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(Version with instruments: sFr. 14.-, € 9.50)
Lieder für hohe Stimmen (1995)
for soprano and alto voices
Texts: Carl Sandburg, Gertrud Burkhalter, Friedrich Bischoff, Ernst Penzoldt
The four German a-cappella songs (two to four-part) are in a traditional tonal style and suitable for an amateur choir, it is not without difficulties. The pieces can be performed individually.
1. Carl Sandburg: Der Nebel (two-part)
2. Gertrud Burkhalter: D Chrinne (two-part)
3. Friedrich Bischoff: Schneefall (four-part)
4. Ernst Penzoldt: Abreise (canon for three sopranos)

Duration: 6' 00"
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Destiny (1995)
for mixed choir
Texts: Edwin Arnold
Duration: 2' 00"
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Durch die Wipfel (1995)
for children's choir
Texts: Adalbert von Chamisso, Matthias Claudius, Josef von Eichendorff, Maria Niederberger
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Frühlingsmusen (1995)
for children's choir
Texts: Maria Niederberger
Duration: 1' 00"
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In der Nacht (1995)
for children's choir
Texts: Joseph von Eichendorff
Duration: 1' 00"
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Schlittle (1995)
for female choir
Texts: Traugott Meyer
Duration: 2' 00"
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The Door (1995)
for mixed choir
Texts: Miroslav Holub, Ian Milner
Duration: 1' 20"
Manuscript
Einmal (1995)
for choir
Texts: Erica Pedretti
Duration: 1' 00"
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Towards the Sound of River Aa (Dem Klang der Aa entgegen) (1996)
for symphony orchestra (2(pic).2.2.1.cbn/4.2.2.btbn.0/timp.2perc/hp.pf/str)
Duration: 4' 30"
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Six Choral Songs (1996)
for mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Volkslied
1. Under the Greenwood Tree, 2. Nocturne, 3. A Boy’s Head, 4. Advent, 5. The Door, 6. Destiny. Traditional tonal style, relatively free rhythmics.
Duration: 10' 00"
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Petite Suite (1996)
for viola
I. Saltarello (A Gymnast's Routine) (Saltarello — Turnübung)
II. In Summer we Dance (Eclectic Variations) (Im Sommer tanzen wir — eklektische Variationen)
III. Mitten im Leben sind wir...
Duration: 5' 30"
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Sonnenspur: Tonbilder aus Kalifornien (1996-1997)
for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, two percussion, piano, string quartet and double-bass
Fantasy, prelude, I. Nächtlicher Kojotentanz, II. Morgensonn' das Meer enthüllet, III. Purple Horses, IV. Yosemite.
Accentuated percussion.
Duration: 11' 00"
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A Swift Progression (Eine rasche Fortschreitung) (1997)
for violin solo
Duration: 3' 00"
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On Winter's Margin (Am Rande des Winters) (1997)
for marimba and violin
I. First Reflection, Interlude 1, II. Second Reflection, III. Princess of Crumbs, Interlude 2: A Hymn, IV. Ice Flowers.
A loose connection to a poem by Mary Oliver.
Duration: 12' 00"
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Images (1997)
for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, double-bass, piano and percussion
I. Fluid Shapes, II. Light and Shadow, III. Symmetries - Broken Symmetries.
Piano and trumpet accentuated.
Duration: 20' 00"
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Vernissage: Musikalische Gedanken und Skizzen für Klavier (1998)
Musical thoughts and sketches for piano
I. Antezendenz, II. Blautöne, III. Stilleben, IV. Szene, V. Wellen und Vektoren, VI. Finale.
Duration: 10' 30"
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"Oh grosses Wunder": eine Liedsammlung (Zwei Weihnachts- und drei Neujahrslieder) (1995-1999)
for high voice and small orchestra (fl.cl/perc/2.1.1.1)
Texts: Volkslied
I. Oh, grosses Wunder (second version) (M. Niederberger) 3'10
II. Fluss der Zeit (M. Niederberger) 1'40
III. Die Nacht ist hin (J. Chr. Günther) 2'10
IV. Zum Neuen Jahr (E. Mörike) 1'50
V. Neujahrsglocken (C.F. Meyer) 2'20
Suitable for a youth choir and a small professional orchestra.
Duration: 12' 00"
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Concerto for Oboe and Instrumental Ensemble (1999-2000)
for oboe solo, flute (piccolo), clarinet, horn, harp, two violins, viola, violoncello and double-bass
This piece is suitable for oboe and ensemble but oboe and a small orchestra is preferable. The oboe is very demanding but the harp and horn also play important parts.
Duration: 20' 00"
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Thoughts 2001 (2000-2001)
for violin solo
I. Story Telling (Geschichten erzählen)
II. Shadow Lines and Sudden Gleams (Schattenlinien und Plötzliche Ahnungen)
III. Blue Ridges
Duration: 6' 00"
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With Song and Trumpet Calls (2001)
for mixed choir (SATBarB), trumpet and trombone (horn in F when necessary)
Texts: Maria Niederberger, Anonymus
A Christmas offering.
Text: Middle age (Latin), Maria A. Niederberger (English).
Duration: 3' 00"
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I Sing For Joy (2001)
for mixed choir
Text based on Psalms 92.
Duration: 1' 30"
Manuscript
While Shepherds Watched (2002)
A Christmas Carol
for organ, choir, tenor and female ensemble (SSSAAA)
Texts: Nahum Tate
The female ensemble can be replaced by the organ if required.
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Movement for Solo Violin, Harp, and Symphony Orchestra (2002)
for violin solo, harp and orchestra (2.1.ca.1.1/2.1.2.0/timp.xyl/str)
Duration: 6' 00"
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An Unexpected Journey (2002)
for organ
I. Prayer
II. Spirit of the Ocean
III. Vision of the Humble
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Aevaw I for Solo Flute (2004)
for transverse flute and light percussion (wood bells, two small bells, triangle, rain stick)
Rainstick: a North American Indian instrument (or a substitute)
I. Liberamente (In freier Weise)
II. Waves (Wellen)
III. Ancient River (Uralter Fluss)
Poem by Mark Halperin
Besides traditional play this piece also requires the mastering of new tone production such as whistling tones, glissandi, clapper clicks, flatter tongue, coloured sounds etc. In the second movement the poem is partly recited and partly projected onto a screen together with suitable art photography. The piece can be performed fully instrumentally, without projection, as a variation or as required.
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Folia for Solo Clarinet (2004)
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Full Pockets (Volle Taschen) (2003-2005)
Song cycle
for soprano, harp and flute
Songs to the following poems:
—Unterwegs (On the Road) (Anna Achmatova)
—Ode to the Storm (Ode an den Sturm) (Pablo Neruda)
—(nnn)
—The Harp (Die Harfe)(Pablo Neruda)
Duration: 14' 00"
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Wiegenlied (Lullaby) (2005)
for soprano, violin and cello
In the traditional style.
To Clemens Brentano's "Wiegenlied".
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Soliloqui: 1841 Lives (2005)
for clarinet solo
Duration: 3' 40"
Manuscript
Baby, Dream You Dream (2008)
for tenor and piano
Texts: Maria A. Niederberger
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Säntis Thoughts (2008)
for violin and piano
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Time Gates: DreaMs and Memories, op. 200 (2009)
for clarinet quartet (3c-bl, bcl)
Duration: 9' 00"
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Mountain Visions (2010)
for violin solo
Duration: 10' 00"
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Jesus Paid It All: An Old Hymn Made New (2013)
for tenor solo, female choir (SSAA), violin solo and piano
Texts: Elvina Mable Hall
Duration: 4' 00"
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