Alan Chan

Christopher Tin

Ola Gjeilo


For more than 25 years the Music Guild has been a leader in commissioning and premiering new musical works, primarily from young Los Angeles composers.

In 2010, with support from the Los Angeles Arts Commission, the Music Guild commissioned Alan Chan's "Rock - Paper - Scissors" which was given its world premiere in June 2011.

In 2011, again with support from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Music Guild commissioned a new work for vocal octet and chamber orchestra from Christopher Tin, to be premiered in June 2012.

In 2011, with support from the MacTon Foundation, the Music Guild commissioned a new work, "O! Solitude," from Ola Gjeilo. "O! Solitude" will be premiered at the Music Guild's March 23, 2012 concert.

In 2001 the Music Guild Commissioned several new works to celebrate it's twenty-fifth anniversary year. These included:

Dwayne Milburn: Four Water Scenes for Clarinet and Orchestra (Music Guild Commission)

Marc Falcone: Bells (Organ and Orchestra)

Joseph Curiale: Four Encores (Trumpet, English Horn, Clarinet, French Horn solos with Orchestra)

Roger Bourland: The Night Train (Flute, Cello, Harp and Percussion solos and Orchestra)

Paul Chihara: Magnificat (Vocal Ensemble and Orchestra)

Gerald Near: Apostrophe to the Celestial Spheres: The Spacious Firmament on High (Choir and Organ)

Selected Repertoire, 1984-2011

Adams: Voyage

J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Christmas Oratorio
  • Cantatas 37, 53, 82, 140, 147, 172, 189
  • Concerto in C minor for Violin & Oboe
  • Concerto for Two Harpsichords
  • Magnificat
  • Motet: Der Geist hilft
  • St. John Passion
  • Overtures Nr. 1, 2, 3

Barber: Capricorn Concerto

Bearer: Ultrasonics I (World Premiere, Music Guild commission)

Beethoven: Choral Fantasy

  • Creatures of Prometheus Overture
  • Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 3
  • Romance for Violin and Orchestra
  • Symphonies 1 - 9

Berio: Folksongs

Berlioz: Nuit d'Ete

Bloch: Concerto Grosso

  • Suite modale

Boccherini: Cello Concerto in G

Bourland: The Night Train (World Premiere, Music Guild Commission)

  • Far into Night (Premiere, revised version)

Bright Sheng: Postcards

Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb

  • Les Illumination
  • Nocturne for Tenor, Strings & 7 Obbligato Instruments
  • Serenade
  • Simple Symphony
  • Te Deum

Broughton: English Music

Bruch: Violin Concerto in G minor

Brydern: Three Songs for Mezzo and String Orchestra

Chihara: Magnificat (World Premiere, Music Guild Commission)

Copland: Appalacian Spring

  • Clarinet Concerto
  • Quiet City
  • Theater Music

Corelli: Concerti Grossi

Curiale: Encores (World Premiere, Music Guild Commission)

  • Passages (World Premiere)

Danzi: Konzertstück No. 2 in G minor

Davison: "From my Travels" for Flute and Orchestra

Debussy: Dances sacrée et profane

Debussy/Schoenberg: Prèlude a l'Aprés-Midi d'un Faune

Delius: On hearing the first cuckoo in Spring; Summer night on the river

Del Tredici: Dracula (West Coast Premiere)

Duruflé: Requiem

Dvorak: Serenade for Strings

  • Serenade for Winds
  • Waldesruhe

Elgar: Serenade

Falcone: Elegy (U.S. Premiere)

  • Sinfonia (World Premiere)
  • Bells (World Premiere)

Farzinpour: Ich habe genug (World Premiere)

Faure: Pavanne; Masques et Bergamasques

Finzi: Five Bagatelles

Françaix: L'Horlogue de Flore

  • Octour
  • 7 Dances from the ballet "Les Malheurs de Sophie"
  • String Symphony

Francescini: Concerto for Two Trumpets

Fussell: Being Music

Gershwin: Porgy & Bess (excerpts, concert performance)

  • Lullaby for Strings
  • Rhapsody in Blue (original dance band version)

Grieg: Holberg Suite

Handel: Concerti Grossi

  • Concerto in C for Organ (Broadcast on Nat’l Public Radio)
  • Coronation Anthems
  • Messiah
  • Roman Vespers
  • Utrecht Te Deum
  • Water Music

Harrison: Suite for Violin, Piano & Chamber Orchestra

Haydn: Concerto in C for Harpsichord and Strings

  • Concerto in D for Trumpet (Broadcast on Nat’l Public Radio)
  • Concerto in D for Cello
  • Concerto in C for Violin
  • Organ Concerto No. 1
  • Harmoniemesse; Missa Cellensis; Mass in the Time of War
  • Symphonies Nos. 45, 63, 83, 94, 96, 100, 101, 102

Honegger: Concerto da Camera

  • Symphony No. 4

Ives: Symphony Nr. 2 & 3

  • Three Places in New England (Chamber Orchestra version)
  • Unanswered Question

Korngold: Suite from Much ado about Nothing

Lauridsen: Lux aeterna

Lutoslawski: Dance Preludes

Mahler: Kindertotenlieder (arranged for Chamber Orchestra)

Martin: Passacaglia

Martinu: Nonet

  • Rhapsodie Concertante
  • Sinfonia Giacosa
  • Sinfonietta La Jolla

Matson: Range of Light (World Premiere)

Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream (Suite)

  • Symphony No. 4 (Italian)
  • Violin Concerto

Milburn: Suite for Chamber Orchestra (World Premiere)

Moore: Ballad of Baby Doe (excerpts, concert version)

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin & Viola

  • Sinfonia Concertante for Winds
  • Concertos Nos. 2 & 3 for Horn
  • Concerto Nos. 2 & 4 for Violin
  • Concerto for Bassoon; Concerto for Clarinet
  • Concertos Nos. 14, 19 & 23 for Piano; Concerto for Two Pianos
  • Coronation Mass, Missae brevis
  • Magic Flute Overture
  • Marriage of Figaro (concert performance)
  • Posthorn Serenade
  • Requiem
  • Serenade in G (Eine kleine Nachtmusik)
  • Serenades in C minor and E-flat major, for winds
  • Symphonies 20, 27, 29, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Vesperae Solennes de Confessore

Near: Apostrophe to the Celestial Spheres: The Spacious Firmament on High (World Premiere)

Nielsen: Suite for Strings

Newman: Concerto gross

  • Young Person’s Guide (World Premiere)

Newmark: High-strung Fun (World Premiere)

  • New Dimension Overture (World Premiere)

Pärt: Fratres

Pasatieri: Serenade (World Premiere)

Pergolesi: La Serva padrona (concert version)

Phillips: Concertino (World Premiere)

  • Harpsichord Concerto (World Premiere)

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf

  • Violin Concerto No. 2

Poulenc: Gloria

  • Organ Concerto

Ravel: Mother Goose Suite

  • Pavanne
  • Trois poemes de S. Mallarme

Respighi: Ancient Airs & Dances

  • Il Tramonto
  • Trittico Botticelliano

Rorem: Violin Concerto

Rossini: The Barber of Seville Overture

  • The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture

Rozsa: Rhapsody for Violin (World Premiere)

Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals

  • Introduction and Rondo; Havanaise

Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (String Orchestra version)

Schnittke: Sonata for Violin & Chamber Orchestra

Schubert: Mass in C

  • Symphony Nr. 5

Schumann: Piano Concerto

Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2

Sibelius: Suite caracéristique

Stravinsky: Concerto “Dumbarton Oaks”

  • L’Histoire du Soldat
  • Pulcinella Suite
  • Ragtime
  • Danses concertantes

Takemitsu: Archipelago S.

  • Rain coming

Tavener: To a Child Dancing in the Wing

Tchaikovsky: Valse-Scherzo

Teleman: Don Quixote

  • Viola Concerto

Vaughan Williams: Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus

  • The Lark Ascending
  • Oboe Concerto

Vivaldi: Concerto for Four Violins

  • Concerto for Two Cellos
  • Concerto for Two Violins & Two Cellos
  • Concerto for Piccolo
  • Four Seasons

Wagner: Sigfried Idyll

Walton: Façade

Warlock: Capriol Suite

Weill: Suite from “Three-penny opera”

Wright: Four Talents (World Premiere)

  • Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra (World Premiere, Music Guild Commission)
  • Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra (World Premiere, Music Guild Commission)

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