INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC FOR LARGE ENSEMBLES
Works for eight or more performers, excepting choral and vocal music

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Between Thought and Thing

Scored for flute, trumpet, horn, violin, viola, cello, piano and percussion. Written in 2006 for the Contemporary Music Ensemble of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. World Premiere November 9-10, 2006, Tenri Culture Center, New York.     read more

Score: 11 x 8.5 Landscape format, 67 pages

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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Written in 1980. Winner of the Prometheus Orchestra's 1982 composition competition.

Score: 11 x 14 Portrait format, 63 pages

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Cheville, for orchestra

Written in 1976. World Premiere March 13-14, 1977, Hertz Hall, University of California, Berkeley, by the University Symphony Orchestra, Michael Senturia conducting.

Score: 17 x 11 Landscape format, 12 pages

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Concerto for Piano and Nine Instruments

Written in 2007. Scored for piano solo with flute, clarinet, trumpet, horn, violin, viola, cello, contrabass, and percussion. commissioned by the Pew Charitable Trust for Network for New Music. World Premiere April 20, 2007, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and April 21, 2007, Third Street Settlement School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with pianist Charles Abromovic and conductor Jan Krzywicki.     read more

"..vibrant... interwoven with elegiac piano solos." - Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times

Score: 11 x 17 Portrait format, 46 pages

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Equinox, for Clarinet Solo and Chamber Orchestra

Written in 2008. Scored for clarinet solo with piano, harp, percussion and strings (5-4-3-3-1). Commissioned by the American Composers Forum for the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. World Premiere performances Feb. 5-8, 2009 in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Berkeley, with Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet, and Benjamin Simon, conductor.

"Festinger writes in an atonal idiom, striving for a lyrical sound similar to Alban Berg's... Varying textures and patterns for different instruments give variety and interest to the strings. Rhythmic figures were passed around and elaborated on. Such moments are a delight to the intellectual ear." - San Francisco Classical Voice

Score: 11 x 17 Portrait format, 66 pages

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La Vue du Pont Marie, for Orchestra

Written in 2001. Commissioned by the Redwood Symphony Orchestra. World Premiere February 10, 2002 at the College of Notre Dame, Belmont, California, Eric Kujawsky conducting.

Score: 11 x 17 Portrait format, 59 pages

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Octet

Written in 1991. Scored for flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn, clarinet/bass clarinet, horn, violin, viola, cello and piano (1991), commissioned for Parnassus by the Jerome Foundation. World Premiere April 16, 1991 at Merkin Hall, Hebrew School for the Arts, New York, by Parnassus, Anthony Korf conducting.

"Richard Festinger's Octet, played Monday night by the expert ensemble Parnassus, was deft and pretty." - New York Times

Score: 11 x 17 Portrait format, 42 pages

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Paysages Modernes, for Orchestra

Written in 1983, for large orchestra. Unperformed and unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation for the University of California, Berkeley

Score: 11 x 17 Portrait format, 48 pages

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Violuminescence, for Violin Solo and Chamber Orchestra

Written in 1985. World Premiere November 13, 1995 by the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, with Joseph Edelberg, violin; winner of the 1995 Boston Chamber Ensemble competition, performed September 28, 1996 at the Longy School of Music, Cambridge, Massachusetts, with Bela Keyes, violin. Winner of the Riverside Symphony Third International Competition.     read more

"[Violuminescence] is full of interesting effects - unusual groupings of violin with solo instruments or groups of instruments... But it is more than a string of effects; it is music, colorful, closely argued, dramatic and interesting." - Boston Globe

Score: 8.5 x 11 Portrait format, 81 pages

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Price: Score $33.00

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