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William Goldstein: Selected Concert and Classical Works

William Goldstein studied composition with Vittorio Giannini, Nicholas Flagello and Ludmila Ulehla at the Manhattan School of Music where he received a Bachelor degree in composition and completed additional graduate study.

Concert Hall

On The Path

Commissioned by the Denver School of The Arts, for String Orchestra, this piece leans towards the Philosophical.

Available from Edition Peters.

For My English Friends

Homage to the classic English folk suites of Vaughan Williams, Holst, and Grainger. Available for both String Orchestra, and Solo Piano.

Available from Edition Peters.

An Inner Voice

Movement for Cello and Orchestra, from the soundtrack of The Miracle Worker.

Available from the Walt Disney Music Company.

The Goldstein Variation

The Goldstein Variation was composed for the Switched On Classics album in 1987. Goldstein composed and recorded all the parts without writing anything down on paper! Robert Boudreau, conductor of the American Wind Symphony Orchestra commissioned this version, completed in April 2009, for his ensemble. It is available from Edition Peters.

Suite from Saving Grace

The Suite from the movie Saving Grace is a romantic, baroque and classical inspired score, with a hint of Italian Cinema. It is available from EMI Music and G. Schirmer.

Celebration Overture 1776-1976

Commissioned by ABC TV for the Bicentennial. It was premièred by the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC in May 1976. It contains variations on Yankee Doodle, and a majestic Americana Theme.

Colloquy for Solo Trombone and Symphonic Band

Commissioned by The United States Army Band and premièred before 12,000 people at an outdoor concert in Washington DC at the Watergate the summer of 1967. The New York première took place that winter at Carnegie Hall. Colloquy is a favorite of the trombone soloists of the Boston Symphony and New York Philharmonic. Since 1992 when Colloquy for Solo Trombone and Symphony Orchestra, premièred Colloquy has become repertoire. It has been performed worldwide in both orchestral and symphonic band versions by both Jazz and Symphonic players. Joe Alessi, soloist of the New York Philharmonic, recently recorded Colloquy, as did Ron Barron, soloist of the Boston Symphony, a few years earlier. Yet another version of Colloquy was commissioned in April 2009 by the American Wind Symphony Orchestra.

"Colloquy possibly represents the best example of contemporary writing with jazz implications in the entire trombone repertoire."

Vern Kagarice, "Guide to Trombone Solos"

Wake Up America Overture was commissioned by ABC TV in 1974. This work was performed by the Toronto Symphony the summer of 1975.

Stage Works

The Peddler, a one act opera

A Bullet for Billy the Kid, a one act folk opera for orch, chorus and soloists

The above scores are all available from Edition Peters

Chamber Works

Something Whimsical, for piano quartet

Fantasia for Brass Quintet

I Sit And Look Out, for male choir & piano

available from New Gold Music Ltd.

Order Chamber Music Scores & Parts

William Goldstein's Solo Piano & Vocal Vocal Music, Sacred & Otherwise


William Goldstein's complete Annotated Catalogue of Concert and Chamber works

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