Music/Audio

Original composition list composed by Dr. Monica Tripp-Roberson

Instrumental Music

Piano

-The Reflective Soul. 2008. Premiered on February 17, 2008 at Spelman College. (listen to mp3)

-Five Piano Preludes. 2001. Premiered in February 2001 at University of North Florida and Peabody Conservatory. (listen to mp3)


Percussion

-What Was, Is (solo percussion). 2008. Premiered in March 2006 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Violin

-Expressive Passing (violin, piano). 2008. Premiered on February 17, 2008 at Spelman College and on July 2, 2008 at State Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria by De. Roumena Beorgieva and Daniela Kikava.

-Shadows (violin, computer music). 2003. Premiered in May 2003 at Peabody Conservatory.


Cello

-Echoes (cello, electronics). 2006

-Shadows Uplifted (cello). 2003.


Chamber Ensemble

-Beyond the Tone (2 violins, viola, cello). 2006 Premiered in November 2006 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

-Beyond The Hour. (2 violins, viola, cello). 2005. Premiered in November 2005 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

-A plAy on Ah-affoe-way-cah (flute, clarinet, bassoon, 2 percussionist, 2 violins, viola, cello). 2003. Premiered in March 2004 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

-The Hour Glass (flute, violin, bassoon). 2003.

-Runnin’ (2 violins, viola, cello). 2002. Contents: (1) Night; (2) Weary Eye; (3) The Chase. Premiered in November 2002 at Peabody Conservatory.


Orchestra

-7 Seals. Revelations. 2003. Completed as partial fulfillment of the Master of Music degree.


Band

-ChArismatic Motion. 2002


Vocal Music

Solo Voice

-Dream of Love This Way (soprano, piano). 2008. Text: Alexander Tripp, Sr. 

-Songs for the Soul (soprano, piano) 2001 revised 2008. Text: Althea L. Pendegrass, Alexander Tripp, Sr. Contents: (1) Youth-Time; (2) What’s Da Matter?; (3) A Sheltered Home. 

-Songs for the Soul (tenor, piano). 2001. Text: Althea L. Pendegrass, Alexander Tripp, Sr. Contents: (1) Youth-Time; (2) What’s Da Matter?; (3) Nubian Queen; (4) A Sheltered Home. Premiered in March 2002 at Peabody Conservatory and February 2003 at Florida Community College at Jacksonville.


Solo Voice and Instruments

-Never Stand Still (soprano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 percussionist, piano, 2 violin, viola, cello). 2008. Text: Walter L. Wiggins. 

-What’s da Matter? (soprano, flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, 2 percussionist, piano, violin, viola, cello) 2004. Maryland: Roberson Music, 2009. Text: Althea L. Pendegrass. Premiered at the Dawn Upshaw workshop in March of 2005 and in April 2005 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Won the 2005 Margaret Blackburn International Composition Competition. Review listed in Pan Pipes, fall 2005, Vol. 98. No. 1. (listen to mp3)


Chorus

-Press On Children (SSAATB). 2006. Text: Philippians 3:14. Commissioned by the UIUC Black Chorus, directed by Dr. Ollie Watts-Davis. Premiered in 2006 by the UIUC by the Black Chorus.

-Worthy (SAATTBB). 2005 Text: Pslams 18. commissioned by the UIUC Black Chorus, directed by Dr. Ollie Watts-Davis. Premiered in 2006 by the UIUC Black Chorus.


Dramatic Music

-A Room of One’s Own (soprano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 percussionist, piano, 2 violin, viola, cello, double bass). Text: Virginia Woolf. 2007 Dissertation work. Text by Virginia Woolf.


Electronic Music

-Silhouette and Crumbs. (electronic). 2005. Premiered in September 2005 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

© Monica Tripp-Roberson 2012