Michael Abels – Works

composer, Michael Abels

Works List

Choral Music

A World of Carols (1995)
medley of traditional European carols
Instrumentation: SSAA chorus, brass quintet, handbells (opt), harp
Duration: 20'
Angels We Have Heard on High (1994)
Instrumentation: Gospel soloist (mezzo or bar); SAT (opt B) chorus; 2,1 2,eh 2,bcl 2; 4331; timp, 3perc, hp, pno, bs, drs; str
Duration: 4'
Be the Change (2014)
Instrumentation: Gospel Soloist, Gospel Choir (SAT) & Piano
Duration: 4
Fairest Lord Jesus (2002)
Instrumentation: Gospel soloist (sop or tenor); SAT (opt B) chorus; 2,1 222; 4331; timp, 2perc, pno, bs, drs; str
Duration: 5'
Four Carols (complete) (1987-89)
Instrumentation: SATB chorus, a cappella
Duration: 10'
Goin' Home (1993)
Instrumentation: gosp. soloists; SAT opt B chorus, solo tpt; 2,1 222; 4331; timp, 3 perc, pno, hp; stgs
Duration: 5'
How Great Thou Art (1992)
Instrumentation: Gospel soloist (mezzo or bar); SAT chorus; 2,1 2,eh 2,bcl 2; 4331; timp, 2perc, pno, bs, drs; str
Duration: 4'
How Majestic (1992)
Instrumentation: SAT (opt B) chorus; 2,1 2,eh 2,bcl 2; 4331; timp, pno, bs, drs; str
Duration: 5'
I'm Determined (1991)
Instrumentation: Gospel soloist (alto or bar); SATchorus; 2,2,2,2; 4331; timp, pno, bs, drs; str
Duration: 5'
Limitless
from the Hip-Hopera Homies & Popz
Instrumentation: SATB Chorus & Piano
Duration: 2' 30"
Love Lifted Me (1993)
Instrumentation: solo trumpet in Bb; Gospel soloist (soprano or tenor); SAT choir; 2,1 2,2,2; 4331; timp, 3perc, pno, elec bs, drs; str
Duration: 8'
Mary Had A Baby (1994)
Instrumentation: Gospel soloist (alto or high tenor); SAT (opt B) chorus; 2,1 2,eh 2,bcl 2; 4331; timp, 3perc, hp, pno, bs, drs; str
Duration: 4'
Ode to Harmony (2004)
Instrumentation: SSATB chorus a cappella
Duration: 4'
Rise Up (2016)
Instrumentation: SATBar Chorus, a cappella
Duration: 2
Silent Night, Joyful Night (1994)
Instrumentation: Gospel soloist (mezzo or baritone); SAT (opt B) choir; 2,1 2,eh 2,bcl 2; 4331; timp 3perc, hp, pno; elec bs, drs; str
Duration: 6'
Walk With Me (1991-1992)
Instrumentation: Gospel soloist (mezzo or baritone); SAT chorus; 2(1)222; 4331; timp, 3perc, pno; opt gtr, elec bs, drs; str
Duration: 5'
What a Mighty God (2001)
Instrumentation: SATB chorus; 2,1 2,2,2; 4331; timp, 2 perc, pno, bs, drs; stgs
Duration: 8'
You're a Grand Old Flag (1995)
Instrumentation: SATB chorus; 2222; 4331; timp, 3perc; pno, elec bs, drs; str
Duration: 4'

Opera

Homies and Popz (2001)
Instrumentation: solo sop, ten, bar, bass-bar; chorus; pno, bs, drs
Duration: 42'

Orchestral Music

Affectionate Objects (2004)
Instrumentation: 2,1 2,3(eb, bcl) 2; 4331; timp, perc(3); harp, stgs
Duration: 10'
American Variations on Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (1993)
for trumpet & orchestra
Instrumentation: solo tpt; 2,1 2,1 2,bcl 2; 4331; timp, 3 perc, pno, bs, drs, stgs
Duration: 9'
Dance for Martin's Dream (1997)
Instrumentation: 2,1 2(1) 2(eb) 2; 4331; timp, 2 perc, hp; stgs
Duration: 13'
Delights and Dances (2007)
Instrumentation: stg qrt, stgs
Duration: 12'
Frederick's Fables (1993-94)
Instrumentation: narrator; 2(1), 2(1), 2(1)2, 2220; timp, 2 perc, hp, cel stgs
Duration: 37'
Frederick's Fables #1: Frederick (1993-95)
Instrumentation: narrator; 2(1), 2(1), 2, 2220; timp, 2 perc, hp, cel; stgs
Duration: 7'
Frederick's Fables #2: Greentail Mouse, The (1993-94)
Instrumentation: narrator; 2(1) 2(1) 22; 2220; timp, 2 perc, hp, cel; stgs
Duration: 10'
Frederick's Fables #3: Alexander & the Wind-Up Mouse (1994)
Instrumentation: narrator; 2(1) 2(1) 2(1) 2; 2220; timp, 2 perc, hp, cel; stgs
Duration: 11'
Frederick's Fables #4: Theodore & the Talking Mushroom (1994)
Instrumentation: narrator; 2(1) 2(1) 2(1) 2; 2220; timp, 2 perc, hp, cel; stgs
Duration: 9'
Global Warming (1991)
Instrumentation: 2,1 2(1 opt) 22; 4331; timp, 2 perc, hp; stgs
Duration: 8'
How Majestic (1992)
Instrumentation: SAT (opt B) chorus; 2,1 2,eh 2,bcl 2; 4331; timp, pno, bs, drs; str
Duration: 5'
I'm Determined (1991)
Instrumentation: Gospel soloist (alto or bar); SATchorus; 2,2,2,2; 4331; timp, pno, bs, drs; str
Duration: 5'
Liquify (2017)
Instrumentation: 2(1) 222; 4211; timp, perc, hp; stgs
Duration: 9
More Seasons (1999)
Instrumentation: 2(1) 22; 2200; timp, hpschd; stgs
Duration: 12'
Outburst (2005)
Instrumentation: 2,1 2 2(eb) 2; 4331; timp, perc; sgts
Duration: 5
Tribute (2001)
Instrumentation: 2,1 222; 4231; timp, 3 perc; stgs
Duration: 3'
Urban Legends (2009)
Instrumentation: solo Str Qt; 2,1 222; 4331; timp, 4 perc, hp; stgs
Duration: 11
Victory Road (2016)
Instrumentation: 2,1 222; 4331; timp, perc, hp; stgs
Duration: 4
You're a Grand Old Flag (1995)
Instrumentation: SATB chorus; 2222; 4331; timp, 3perc; pno, elec bs, drs; str
Duration: 4'

String Orchestra

Delights and Dances (2007)
Instrumentation: stg qrt, stgs
Duration: 12'