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George Thomson
Conducting Repertoire List


Orchestral Repertoire:
Arensky
Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a
Bach, C. P. E.
Sinfonia No. 3 in C Major
Sinfonia No. 4 in A Major

Bach, J. S.
Brandenburg Concertos 1, 3, 4, 5, 6
Concerto for Two Claviers in C minor
Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor
Concerto for Three Violins in D Major
Orchestral Suites 1, 2
Sinfonia from Cantata No. 42
Sinfonia from the Christmas Oratorio
Barber
Adagio for Strings
Bartok
Divertimento for String Orchestra
Rumanian Folk Dances
Two Portraits, Op. 5
Beethoven
Overtures:
        Coriolanus
        Creatures of Prometheus
        Egmont
        Fidelio
        King Stephen        
        Ruins of Athens
Piano Concerto Nos. 1, 2
Symphonies 1-8
Triple Concerto
Violin Concerto
Wellington's Victory, Op. 91 (Battle mvt.)
Berlioz
Le carnaval romain
Le corsaire
Harold en Italie
Hungarian March from La damnation de Faust
Symphonie fantastique
Bernstein
Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story"
Bizet
Carmen Suite
L'Arlésienne Suite
Bloch
Concerto Grosso No. 1
Schelomo
Boccherini/Grützmacher
Cello Concerto in B-flat
Borodin
In the Steppes of Central Asia
Polovtsian Dances
Scherzo (from “Les Vendredis”)
Brahms
Academic Festival Overture
Haydn Variations
Piano Concerto No. 1
Serenades 1, 2

Symphonies 1, 3, 4
Britten
Simple Symphony
Bruch
Violin Concerto No. 1
Carter
Cello Concerto
Piano Concerto
Chaminade
Concertino for Flute
Chausson
Poème for Violin and Orchestra
Chavez
Sinfonia india
Chopin
Piano Concerto No. 2
Cimarosa
Il matrimonio segreto Overture
Cmiel
Orpheo
Copland
Appalachian Spring
Billy the Kid
“Buckaroo Holiday” and “Hoe-Down” from Rodeo


Debussy
Danses sacrée et profane, for Harp and String Orchestra
Marche écossaise

Music for Le roi Lear
Petite suite (orch. Busser)
Prélude a l'apres-midi d'un faune
Nuages, Fêtes (from Trois Nocturnes)
Diamond
Rounds for String Orchestra
Donizetti
"Una furtiva lagrima" from L'elisir d'amore
Dukas
Fanfare to precede La Péri
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Dvorák
Cello Concerto
Serenade for Strings, Op. 22

Slavonic Dances, Op. 46
Symphonies 8, 9
Elgar
Cello Concerto
Enigma Variations
Introduction and Allegro for Quartet and String Orchestra
Pomp and Circumstance March #1
Serenade for Strings
Sospiri
Falla
The Three-Cornered Hat, Suites I & II
Fauré
incidental music to Pelléas et Mélisande
Requiem
Franck
Le chasseur maudit
Symphony in D minor
Geminiani
Concerto Grosso after Corelli’s “La follia”
Gershwin
Cuban Overture
Glazunov
Symphony No. 1 in E Major
Glière
Russian Sailors’ Dance, from The Red Poppy
Glinka
Kamarinskaya
Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture
Gluck
Overture to Iphigenia in Aulis, rev. Richard Wagner
Goldmark
Rustic Wedding Symphony
Grainger
Molly on the Shore
Grieg
Elegiac Melodies Op. 34
“Holberg” Suite
Lyric Suite
Music from Peer Gynt
Piano Concerto
Handel
Acis and Galatea
Alcina
Overture
“Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” from Solomon
Concerti Grossi Op. 6 Nos. 5, 7
L’allegro, il penseroso, ed il moderato
Water Music
Harris
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Haydn
Cello Concertos 1, 2
Symphonies 23, 43, 83, 88, 96, 99, 100
Hérold
Zampa Overture
Hindemith
Acht Stücke for Strings
Concerto for Trumpet, Bassoon, and Strings
Nobilissima visione
Holst
Brook Green Suite
A Fugal Overture
The Planets
St. Paul’s Suite
Hovhaness
Psalm and Fugue, for String Orchestra
Humperdinck
Prelude and Dream-Pantomime from Hänsel und Gretel


Ives
Symphony No. 3
The Unanswered Question
Janacek
Suite for String Orchestra
Josheff
In the Meadow (1992)
Lalo
Symphonie espagnole
Lecuona
Andalucia (arr. Gould)
Malaguena (arr. Grofé)

Liszt
Les Préludes
Locke
Curtain Tune from The Tempest
Ludwig
La Follia (2011) for String Orchestra
Márquez
Conga del Fuego Nuevo
Mahler
Lieder aus “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Rückert-Lieder
Symphonies 1, 4, 5
Mendelssohn
Overture for Winds
Piano Concerto No. 1
Scherzo and Finale from the Octet, arr. for String Orchestra
String Symphonies 9, 10, 12
Symphonies 3, 5
"Trumpet" Overture
Violin Concerto
Milhaud
Percussion Concerto
Moussorgsky
Night on Bald Mountain (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Pictures at an Exhibition (Ravel)
Mozart
Abduction from the Seraglio (complete opera)
Arias:

Bella mia fiamma, K. 528
Giunse alfin il momento…Deh vieni (Le nozze di Figaro)
L’amerò, sarò costante (Il re pastore)
Non s
ò più (Le nozze di Figaro)
Una donna a quindici anni (Così fan tutte)
Bassoon Concerto
Clarinet Concerto
Deutsche Tänze K.571, K.605 no. 3
Divertimentos for Strings, K.136, K.138
Galimathias Musicum, K.32
Overtures:
Così fan tutte
Don Giovanni
Le nozze di Figaro
Die Zauberflöte    
Piano Concertos:
K.271, K.365, K.488, K.491, K.503
Rondo for Violin and Orchestra K.373
Serenades:
K. 320 ("Posthorn"), K.375, K.388, K.525 ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik")
Sinfonia Concertante K.364
Symphonies 33, 35, 40, 41
Violin Concertos K.218, K.219


Nicolai
Overture and Aria "Nun eilt herbei" from "The Merry Wives of Windsor"
Nielsen
Clarinet Concerto
Offenbach
Overture to "Orpheus in the Underworld"
Ohana
Guitar Concerto (Trois Graphiques)
Ponchielli
Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda
Prokofiev
Lieutenant Kijé Suite
Peter and the Wolf
Romeo and Juliet excerpts (fr. Suites 1 & 2)
Puccini
I crisantemi (arr. Talmi)
Purcell
Abdelazer
The Gordian Knot Unty'd
Rachmaninov
Symphonies 2, 3
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Rautavaara
A Finnish Myth, for String Orchestra
Pelaminnit (The Fiddlers), for String Orchestra
Ravel
Ma mère l’oye (suite)
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Tzigane
Respighi
Ancient Airs & Dances, Suite No. 3
Gli uccelli
Pini di Roma
Revueltas
Night of the Maya (excerpt)
Ocho por Radio
Reynolds, Belinda
Crossings for String Orchestra
Rimsky-Korsakov
Capriccio Espagnol
Cortège from Mlada

Flight of the Bumble-Bee
Sheherazade
Rohde
Bitter Harvest
Five Pieces for Orchestra

Minerva’s Pools
Rossini
Overtures:
Il barbiere di Siviglia
La gazza ladra

L'italiana in Algeri
Semiramide
William Tell


Saint-Saëns
Carnival des animaux
Cello Concerto
Havanaise
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Symphony No. 3
Violin Concerto No. 3
Sarasate
Navarra
Zapateado
Schoenberg
Verklärte Nacht
Schubert
Ballet Music from “Rosamunde”
Symphonies 3, 5, 6, 8
Schumann
Cello Concerto
Manfred Overture
Overture, Scherzo and Finale
Piano Concerto
Symphonies 1, 3
Sekiya
Sinfonia delle ombre
Shostakovich
Chamber Symphony, Op. 110b
Sibelius
Finlandia
Swan of Tuonela
Symphonies 1, 2, 5, 7
Violin Concerto

Smetana
Three Dances from "The Bartered Bride"
Vltava
(The Moldau)

Sousa
El Capitan (March)
Stars and Stripes Forever
Washington Post

Still
Danzas de Panama
Strauss, J.
Im Krapfenwald'l Polka
Pleasure-Train Polka

Waltzes: Blue Danube, Tales of the Vienna Woods, Emperor Waltz
Strauss, R.
Horn Concerto No. 1, Op.11
Bourgeois Gentilhomme, suite
Morgen!
Das Rosenband
Tod und Verklärung
Stravinsky
Concertino (1952 version)
The Fairy’s Kiss

L’histoire du soldat
The Rake’s Progress
The Rite of Spring
Suite from L’oiseau de feu (1919)
Suite No. 2
Symphony in E-flat
Suesse
110th St. Rhumba
Whirligig
Suk
Meditation on the Old Bohemian Chorale "Saint Wenceslaus," Op. 35a
Serenade for Strings, Op. 6

Sullivan
H.M.S. Pinafore (complete)
Suppé
Light Cavalry Overture
Poet and Peasant Overture



Tchaikovsky
Francesca da Rimini
Nutcracker (Ballet and Suite)
Rococo Variations
Romeo and Juliet
Serenade for Strings
Souvenir de Florence
Symphonies 4, 5
Telemann
Concerto for 2 Violas, Strings and Continuo
Concerto for 3 Oboes, 3 Violins and Continuo
Don Quixote
Suite

Ouverture burlesque
Ouverture des nations anciennes et modernes
Viola Concerto
Varèse
Octandre
Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
A London Symphony
Verdi
Aida: Act II Finale (Triumphal March and Ballet Music)
La forza del destino Overture
Nabucco Overture
Vieuxtemps
Violin Concerto No. 5
Villa-Lobos
Bachianas Brasilieras Nos. 5, 9
Vivaldi
Concertos Op. 3 Nos. 1, 4, 10
Concertos Op. 8 Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 (the "Four Seasons")
Concerto in D "Il Gardellino" RV428
Concerto in G “Alla rustica” RV151
Concerto in A minor for Two Violins RV523
Concerto in G minor for Two Cellos RV531
Concerto in A Major for Violin and Three Violins 'in eco' RV 552
Gloria
Wagner
Overture to Rienzi
Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Warlock
Capriol Suite
Wassenaer
Concerti armonici in G Major, A Major
Weber
Andante e Rondo Ungarsese (Bassoon and Orchestra)
Concertino for Clarinet

Concerto No. 2 for Clarinet
Overtures:
Der Freischütz
Oberon
Webern
Langsamer Satz (arr. Schwarz)
Wieniawski
Polonaise de concert, Op. 4
Violin Concerto No. 2
Williams
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Medley (arr. Brubaker)
Star Wars Medley (arr. Burden)
Superman March

Wilson
Hold On: Symphony No. 3
Wiren
Serenade for String Orchestra
Winges
Aural Colors
Wreede
Three Berkeley Vignettes
Wuorinen
Symphony Seven

A-C | D-H | I-M | N-R | S | T-Z | public rehearsal/reading | contemporary chamber music

(public rehearsal/reading:)
  • Eliane Aberdam, Asteroide 622 (excerpt)
  • Simon Andrews, "...hors'd upon the sightless chariots of the air" for Piano and Orchestra
  • Javier Luis Arau, Fantasy Episodes
  • Ross Bauer, Dusk
  • Per Bloland, The Twilight of Our Minds
  • Steven Blumberg, Old Maps of the New World (excerpt)
  • Matt Brubeck, What If We Can’t Come Back? (excerpt)
  • Anthony Cheung, Portrait of the Artist as a Tormented Young Madman
  • Matthew Cmiel, Their Darkest Longing
  • Keith Doelling, String Quartet (arr. for str. orch.)
  • Ken Durling, Symphony, mvt. III
  • Kurt Erickson, Toccata for Orchestra
  • Richard Felciano, Symphony for String Orchestra (1st mvt.)
  • David Garner, Concerto for Horn, mvt. I
  • Deniz Ince, Night Dance (excerpt)
  • Peter Josheff, Lonely Elephant Variations
  • Brian Kane, Anaphora (excerpts)
  • JooWan Kim, Concerto Passacaglia Op. 6
  • Jorge Liderman, Glimpses (excerpts)
  • Joël Lindheimer, Cello Concerto (excerpt)
  • Dylan Mattingly, Overture to Orestia
  • Ron McKean, Vernal Equinox, from Moonphase
  • David Meckler, Gear for Orchestra
  • Helena Michelson, Scintilla One
  • Lisa Miller, Stasis and Return
  • Ketty Nez, Afterimages for Orchestra
  • Belinda Reynolds, Convergence, for Guitar and Orchestra (excerpt)
  • Kurt Rohde
    The Mean Season
    Strong Motion
    Bitter Harvest (excerpt)
  • Martin Rokeach, Possible Worlds
  • Naomi Sekiya, Manzanar (excerpt)
  • Gabriella Smith, Dances of the Isuan Interval
  • Ronald Bruce Smith, Transformations
  • Mary Stiles, The Art of Light
  • Curt Veeneman, Les Cloches
  • Lawrence Wayte, Shadows, Pt. 1
  • Mark Winges
    Fog Patterns and Clouds
    Mirrors (excerpt)
  • Michael Zbyszynski, Labirynt

A-C | D-H | I-M | N-R | S | T-Z | public rehearsal/reading | contemporary chamber music

Contemporary chamber music:
  • Bauer, Ross, Eskimo Songs [world premiere]
  • Blaustein, Susan, Songs of The World (A Naive Poem), (Warsaw, 1943)
  • Blumberg, Steven, Sextant
  • Boulez, Improvsation sur Mallarmé I (Phyllis Bryn-Julson, SFCMP)
  • Callaway, Ann, Devachan
  • Caltabiano, Ron
    Clarinet Quartet
    Quilt Panels
  • Campion, Edmund, Musica
  • Chuaqui, Miguel
    Hyperbole
    Desde el limite (From the Border) [world premiere]
  • Chen Yi, Song in Winter
  • Chou Wen-Chung, Echoes From the Gorge
  • Clark, Timothy Vincent, Of Significant Length
  • Cox, Cindy, Geode [world premiere]
  • Dong, Kui, The Blue Melody
  • Druckman, Jacob, Come Round [west coast premiere]
  • Dugger, Edwin, Two Rhapsodies
  • Feldman, Morton, For Frank O'Hara
  • Festinger, Richard
    Septet (also recorded)
    After Blue
  • Froom, David, Chamber Concerto
  • Furman, Pablo, Matices Coincidentes [world premiere]
  • Green, Michelle, Quid Pro Quo
  • Halle, John, Spooks
  • Harding, Susan Forrest, Nocturne
  • Harrison, Ellen, La cité du globe captif
  • Horst, Martha, Chiaroscuro [world premiere]
  • Imbrie, Andrew
    EARPLAY Fantasy [world premiere]
    Sextet for Six Friends [world premiere]
    Songs of Then and Now
    Spring Fever
  • Jaffe, David, Havana Dreams [world premiere]
  • Kitzke, Jerome
    Present Music
    We Need to Dream All This Again
  • Lam, Bun-Ching
    Last Spring
    Three Dada Songs
  • Luo, Jing-Jing, The Spell
  • Mackey, Steven, Ravenshead [workshop, pre-premiere]
  • Milhaud, Darius, Machines agricoles
  • Murail, Tristan, La Barque Mystique
  • Neuwirth, Olga, Five Daily Miniatures
  • Paterson, Robert, Eating Variations
  • Pereira, David
    Leaf Storm [world premiere]
    Before and After [world premiere]
  • Powell, Mel, Sextet
  • Rakowski, David, La Roba
  • Ran, Shulamit, Mirage
  • Ravel, Maurice, Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
  • Rohde, Kurt, Drift [world premiere]
  • Rosenzweig, Morris, Another Order of Cat
  • Rouse, Christopher, Ku-Ka-Ilimoku
  • Sanchez-Gutiérrez, Carlos, A Tutiplén [world premiere]
  • Soley, David, Grisaille [world premiere]
  • Sollberger, Harvey, The Advancing Moment
  • Stalvey, Dorrance, Exordium, Genesis, Dawn
  • Stravinsky, Igor, Two Poems of Balmont and Three Japanese Lyrics
  • Takemitsu, Toru, Quatrain II
  • Taub, Bruce J., Lady Mondegreen’s Dances
  • Thow, John, Sextet [world premiere]
  • Vayo, David, Poem (also recorded)
  • Yarnell, Carolyn
    More Spirit Than Matter…
    Three Graces
  • Zhou Long, Dhyana

(rev. 04/16)


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