Michael G. Cunningham
Author & Composer
Composer Information

Four Orchestral CDs available from Amazon.com (look under CDs and Vinyl)

1. SONIC FLIGHT

2. COLONNADE

3. GALLERY

4. PARAGONIA

 

CD of orchestral music: SONIC FLIGHT available from Amazon.com    It contains Violin Concerto, Dialogue and Diaphony for Orch. and Wind Trio, Wakefield Autumn, Kaleidoscope, and Venus and Adonis (ballet music).

Reviews of the above

S. James Wegg in the Jewish World Review:  "Much to admire in wide-ranging program."  Colin Clarke in FANFARE:  "Recommended, primarily for Venus."

Now available, 2nd CD of orchestral music.  Navona Records CD name:  "COLONNADE" available from Amazon.com
Free Designs
Irish Symphony
Symphonic Arias - Night (soloists and choir)
Aedon

Children's musical ALADDIN MC FADDIN, all words by WIL DENSON, now published by Dramatic Publishing in Chicago.  Created in 1977, and since has had approx. 600 performances scattered throughout most US states, and English-speaking countries. 

Reviewing the above, Kraig Lamper in American Record Guide "Free Designs ..... exhilerating expression. ......Symphonic Arias the gem of the program."


3rd CD of Orchestral music, Navona Records, available from Amazon.com   CD name:  "GALLERY" containing three ballets:  NYADINA, SHE and CHRYSALIS AT MARDI GRAS.  Also included is the Cunningham orchestration of the Franz Schubert GASTEIN MASTERWORK.  

The above CD was highly praised on the following websites:  Mark T. Estren on Infodad, Darren Robinson on Audiophile Audition, John J. Puccio on Classical Candor, Michael Johnson on ConcertoNet, and Grego A. Edwards on Classical-Modern Music Review.  

4th CD of Orchestral music, Navona Records, available from Amazon.com  CD name: "PARAGONIA" containing COUNTER CURRENTS, TRUMPET CONCERTO, PIANO CONCERTO, TRANSACTIONS, ISLANDS and the SCHUBERT HONORARIUM.

Available ERM label on its MILLENNIUM PROJECT -- MADE IN AMERICA, VOLUME ONE, SET TWO and conducted by the late Robert Ian Winstin, is String Quartet No. 6, performed by the Millenium Quartet.

String Quartet No. 5, is played by the New England String Quartet on a CD called QUADRANTS, recorded on the Parma/Navona label and available from Amazon.com.  High Praise came from Daniel Coombs on the website Audiophile Audition. 

A compendium CD of Choral music has been released by Parma/Navona, called VOICES OF EARTH AND AIR.   Included are the following:  THE NIGHTINGALE (SSA), COME, HOLY SPIRIT (the "Golden Sequence"), POSIES (Robert Burns poetry), and YEATS MADRIGALS, all by Mark Vorlicek conducting the Kuhn Choir of Prague. 


Catalog of Works (2014 update)

Catalog of works is available on this website. 

www.wiscomposers.org/members/cunningham.html

Most music published by Seesaw Music Corp., a division of
Subito Music, 60 Verona Street
Verona, New Jersey 07044
mail@subitomusic.com

Certain saxophone works and quartet arrangements                                         
LAUREN KEISER MUSIC of St. Louis    info@laurenkeisermusic.com

Seven scores from MEDIA PRESS, INC
www.mediapressinc.com
Prisms for string trio
Delicacies for fl, ob and cello
In Memoriam Leonard Bernstein for cl and piano
Polyphonies for perc. quartet
Baritone Sax Sonata  (with piano)
Ohio River Medley for a. sax and conc. band
Starry Visions for conc. band and electrosonics CD

W A I T I N G   F O R    STAGE   P R O D U C T I O N S

Orchestrated comic opera: Figg and Bean (Box and Cox redone)
Operas in piano score:
Catherine Sloper (Washington Square)
Dorian Gray (Picture of....)
Enchanted Cottage, The
Midge and Annabel (Dorothy Parker) mini-opera
Getting Gertie's Garter
Elizabeth and DeVere mini-opera
Fall of Occitania, The (lutes, guitars, soloists, pantomime action)
Magic Voice, The (based on l944 film The Climax)
Mudlark, The mini-opera
Chic Socialite, The (deaf woman discovers plot)
Quality Street
New Year's Wish, The (a year lived over)

 CONCERT BAND MUSIC:  

The following are most serious:
SUITE MONTAGE   Seesaw Music Corp.
STARRY VISIONS (with CD)  Media Press, Chicago
CLARINET CONCERTO  MS
FRENCH RHAPSODY (with T. Sax)  Seesaw
Arensky VALSE   (piano solo)  Seesaw
Brahms' SYMPHONIC MOVEMENTS  MS
LANDSCAPE AND SUNBURST  Seesaw
SCHUMANN CORSAGE (4 pieces) Seesaw
YOUNG DEBUSSY (3 early pieces)
     1. Ballade   MS
     2. Valse Romantique   MS
     3. Nocturne    MS
THE TRIUMPH OF CHOPIN    Seesaw
CLEMENTI POLONAISE    Seesaw
Faure's NOCTURNE No. 6  MS

The following are light and suitable for summer park concerts:
COFFEE-CAKE WALK (clarinet solo)   Seesaw
MOUNTAIN POEM   Seesaw
OHIO RIVER MEDLEY  (a.sax solo)   Media Press, Chicago
LITTLE RHAPSODY  (a. sax. solo)   Seesaw
HYMNAL FANTASY   Seesaw
Three RUSTIC VILLAGE Suites  
     1. Awakening        Seesaw
     2. Love - Life - Dancing       Seesaw
     3. Heated Passions        Seesaw
THE CAVE OF SILVER WILLOWS OVERTURE     MS
NASSAU CABANA    Seesaw
MICHIGANIA    Seesaw
URBAN SAMBA   Seesaw
ARMORED DIVISION MARCH    Seesaw
CARRIER ENTERPRISE MARCH  Seesaw
PRESSED ROSE   MS
ANTHEM OF TWO NATIONS   Seesaw
   (variations on America/God Save the King by Beethoven)
SCHUMANN BREVITIES  (four pieces)  Seesaw
WISCONSIN GREENERY   Seesaw

Corrections to the Sheetmusicplus.com.  These works are published by Seesaw/Subito, but are either not listed by Sheetmusicplus, or are wrongly described:

Not listed:
Theater Music for two pianos
Coffee Cake Walk, violin and piano version, or clarinet and piano version
Song and Fantasia for string quartet
Motet for brass ensemble
Three Satires for string quartet (Qt. No. 2)
Partitions for string quartet (Qt. 3)
Interlacings for string quartet (Qt. 4)
String Quartet No. 5
Romantic Sonata for String Bass (or Tuba) and piano
Preludes for Harp
Nocturnes for Harp
Forest Ballads for guitar
Cavatina and Jiubiloso for Sop. Sax and Guitar
Violin Sonata No. 1
Piano Trio No. 9
Piano Sonata No. 4
Harpsichord Sonata
Dialogue for Two Pianos
Theater Music for two pianos
Little Organ Book of neglected melodies
Miraculous Legends for organ
Spring Sonnet for solo flute and 8 instruments
Haiku Suite for flutes and piano
Trumpet Sonata No. 1
Trumpet Concerto
Statements for trombone and piano
Alto Sax Sonata
Illusions for trombone and piano
Piano Trio No. 4 for clarinet, bassoon and piano
Song of Hope for bassoon and piano
Pastel Design for flute quintet
Linear Ceremony for ww. quintet
Concertant (Brass quintet No. 1)
Aedon for chamber orchestra and electrosonics
Time Frame for chamber orchestra
Islands for orchestra
Holiday Drive for brass choir and rhythm section
Terzetts for three horns
Illustrations for trombone quartet
Saxophone quartet
Soliloquy for timpano
Miro Gallery for ww quintet
Brass Quintet No. 2
Chaconne for euphonium/tuba quartetNoetical Rounds for Violin, oboe, marimba and string bass
Romantic Sonata for piano and double bass, or tuba
Toy Waltz for cello and piano
Three Valentines for a.sax, strings and rhythm section
Memorabilia for piano
Chaconne for tuba quartet
Counter Currents for string orchestra
Counter Currents for full orchestra
Irish Symphony for string orchestra
TransActions for orchestra

JAZZ ENSEMBLE PIECES AVAILABLE FROM SEESAW/SUBITO:
Autumn Moan
Cat Feet
Grasshopper
Moxie
Quatrain
Remembering Bill Evans
Shorty
Swing Waltz
Vignette

THE FOLLOWING THREE JAZZ ENSEMBLE PIECES IN A GROUP CALLED RECOLLECTIONS ARE NOT YET PUBLISHED
Old Radio Swing
Braziliana
The Jockey

THE FOLLOWING ARE AVAILABLE FROM SEESAW/SUBITO, BUT HAVE MISLEADING INSTRUMENTATION LISTED ON sheetmusicplus.com
Cathedral Music is for brass ensemble
Confections is for brass ensemble
Dialogue for Orchestra and Wind Trio involves fl,cl,bssn
French Rhapsody is for t.sax and concert band
French Rhapsody is available with just t.sax and piano
Holiday Drive is for brass ensemble and percussion
Illustrations is for trombone quartet
Islands is for full orchestra
Motet for Brass is for brass ensemble
Remembering Helen Keller is for brass ensemble
Serenade (string version) is for either string trio or string ensemble
Theater Music is for 2 pianosThree Inventions is for 2 like saxophones
Three Terzetts is for 3 horns


THE FOLLOWING INVOLVE POSSIBLE SUBSTITUTE INSTRUMENTS:
   (there are specification errors in the sheetmusicplus.com listings)
Chromaglyphs is for bass flute and guitar (or harpsichord)
Cool Fantasy Fugue is for flute, string bass and vibes (or clarinet, or a.sax)
Eusebius (a piano trio) is for cello and viola (or clarinet)
Fireside Music is for flute, clarinet, bassoon, and oboe (or soprano sax.)
Incantation
is for one player on piano and electronic piano on celeste stop, and alto flute (or a.sax)
Linear Ceremony
is for standard woodwind quintet (with t.sax possibly replacing horn)
Noetical Rounds is for violin, marimba, double bass and oboe (or cl, or s.sax)
Phantasm is for harpsichord and oboe (or cl, or s.sax)
Three Romances are for viola (or clarinet), and cello (or bassoon) or any combination.
Vocalise is for organ and soprano (or trumpet, or s.sax)


 

85 Art Songs
by Michael G. Cunningham

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For over 45 years composer Michael G. Cunningham, himself a pianist and singer, created a number of Art Songs, which he now shares with the public. Most are for medium-range voice, and all use poetry from the Renaissance through the early 20th-Century.