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All of the music below composed by Jeffrey Parola. If interested in acquiring scores and/or parts, please send requests to info@parola.org.

Full-length Tracks

 

5 Short Pieces for piano (2014)

Hui Wu, piano

 


 

The Long Valley for large orchestra (2008)

San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra; Andrew Mogrelia, conductor

 


 

this view of life for chorus and string quartet (2013)

performer information withheld
text by Charles Darwin (On the Origin of Species, 1859)

 


 

Fanfare for a Festive Occasion for brass and percussion (2011)

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USC Scholarship Brass; Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe, conductor

 


 

Qualms & Misgivings for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (2011)

Kathleen Ellingson, flute; Stefan Van Sant, clarinet; Leila Nassar-Fredell, violin; Hillary Smith, cello; Thomas Kotcheff, piano

 


 

Can’t Sit Still for 11 players (2009)

American Creators Ensemble; Scott J. Ordway, conductor

 


 

Letter to the Unknown Wife for baritone and piano (2012)

David Castillo, baritone; Jeffrey Parola, piano
text by Neil Aitken

 


 

Stars for a cappella chorus (2009)

USC Thornton Chamber Singers; Jeffrey Parola, conductor (reading session)
text by Robert Frost

 


 

Sempiterna for a cappella chorus (2008)

Members of Schola Cantorum San Francisco; Jeffrey Parola, conductor (reading session)
text from Psalms 130, 31, & 132

 


 

List of Works by Type


ORCHESTRAL WORKS

O Soul (2016)

Concerto (2014) – clarinet and chamber orchestra

Letter to the Unknown Wife (2012) – baritone and orchestra

The Long Valley (2008)


CHAMBER WORKS

In the World (2016) – string quartet and soprano
texts sourced from writings by John Muir

i. Joshua
ii. Zion
iii. Muir

House of Cards (2015) – solo piano

infinite self (2015) – baritone, piano, and string quartet
text, Fog, by Robinson Jeffers

Three Divertimenti (2014) – bassoon and string quartet

Prelude (2014) – solo organ

Postlude (2014) – solo organ

5 Short Pieces for Piano (2012-14) – solo piano
i. Note-By-Note
ii. Sostenuto Blocks
iii. Invention
iv. Six-Fours
v. Plus/Minus

this view of life (2013) – chorus and string quartet
text by Charles Darwin

Fanfare for a Festive Occasion (2011) – brass and percussion

A Trip Down Market (2011) – strings, piano, and percussion

Qualms & Misgivings (2011) – flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano

Fugue (2010) – flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano

Joseph Gazes (2010) – solo organ

Horn Trio (2010) – horn, cello, and piano

Downtown Detour (2009) – violin and piano

Can’t Sit Still (2009) – flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, and contrabass

Untitled (2005) – saxophone and piano

Eureka! (2005) – double brass quartet

Three Dances for String Quartet (2005) – string quartet
i. Scamper
ii. Soliloquy
iii. Tantrum

Prelude and Toccata (2005) – solo piano

A Brief Fanfare (2003) – brass quintet and organ

Consonance (2002) – piano quartet

Three Inexorable Etudes (2002) – solo piano
i. Vivace
ii. Slowly
iii. Prestissimo


CHORAL WORKS

St. Thomas Psalter (2015) – a cappella chorus (or with organ)
For use with pointed Psalm texts

Such Beautiful Things (2009/10)
Libretto by Tony Asaro
i. Introduction
ii. Chorus: Early Morning on the Farm in the Summer
iii. Aria: Useless
iv. First Traveling Sequence: North to the Open Country
v. Chorus: Early Morning on the Farm in the Fall
vi. Aria: Stupid Dog
vii. Second Traveling Sequence: North to the Open Country
viii. Aria: I Had a Job on this Farm
ix. Trio: Such Beautiful Things
x. Third Traveling Sequence: North to the Open Country
xi. Solo: The Cock Crows
xii. Chorus: Early Morning on the Farm in the Spring
xiii. Reprise: Such Beautiful Things
xiv. Chorus: Fix Your Eyes
xv. Aria: What If?
xvi. Quartet: What If? (continued)
xvii. Quartet and Chorus: There is Music

Stars (2009) – a cappella mixed chorus
text by Robert Frost

Sempiterna (2008) – a cappella mixed chorus with divisi
text from Psalms 130, 31, & 132
i. De profundis
ii. In manus tuas
iii. In pace

Giant Mirror (2004) – for a cappella double chorus
text by Gabriel Garcia Lorca

Liberty (2004) – mixed chorus and string orchestra
text derived from America by Samuel Francis Smith

Agnus Dei (2003) – ATB chorus and string trio
text derived from the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Mass

Dona Nobis Pacem (2003) – mixed chorus and piano
text derived from the Requiem Mass of the Roman Rite

Phyllis (2003) – solo soprano, a cappella mixed chorus with divisi
text by Joseph Kim

Daichan (2002) – solo baritone, a cappella mixed chorus with divisi
text by Joseph Kim


VOCAL WORKS

Letter to the Unknown Wife (2012) – baritone and piano
text by Neil Aitken

War Song (2012) – soprano and piano
text by Stacy Gnall

The Hour of Waiting Windows (2012) – soprano and piano
text by Saba Razvi

The shepherds sing (2010) – baritone and organ
text by George Herbert

Will there really be a “Morning”? (2010) – baritone and piano
text by Emily Dickinson

Quia abominatio est? (2010) – unaccompanied soprano
text derived from Leviticus 18:22

O Tan-Faced Prairie Boy (2010) – baritone and piano
text by Walt Whitman

The Lockless Door (2005) – tenor and piano
text by Walt Whitman

Visage de L’amour (2005) – soprano and piano
text by Jacques Prévert
i. Paris à nuit
ii. Le tendre et dangereux visage de l’amour
iii. Sables mouvants
iv. Le jardin
v. Chanson

Wuthering Heights (2002) – mezzo-soprano, baritone, and piano
text by Emily Brontë

Sonnet 43 (2002) – soprano, clarinet, and piano
text by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The Snow is Deep (2002) – mezzo-soprano and piano
text by Kenneth Patchen

Prelude to the Tree (2001) – baritone and piano
text from Luke 22:44

Rachel (2001) – soprano and piano
text by Jeffrey Parola
i. Introduction
ii. Behind the Scenes
iii. The Deed
iv. Regret and Inquiry