Ronald Perera's Compositions

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Opera  :::  Orchestra/Chamber Orchestra  :::  Choral Music  :::  Chamber Music  :::  Chamber Music with Voice
Solo Vocal/Song Cycles  :::  Solo Instrumental  :::  Keyboard(s)  :::  Electroacoustic Music
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  Opera
The Araboolies of Liberty Street
An opera in one act. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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The Yellow Wallpaper
Chamber opera in two acts. Music Associates of New York.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Reviews   :::   Ordering information

S.
Opera in two acts. ECS Publishing.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Score excerpt   :::   Review   :::   Ordering information
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  Orchestra / Chamber Orchestra
Chanteys
ECS Publishing.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Score excerpt   :::   Review   :::   Ordering information

The White Whale
Text adapted from Moby Dick for baritone and chamber orchestra. ECS Publishing.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Ordering information

Chamber Concerto for Brass Quintet, Nine Winds, Piano and Percussion
ECS Publishing.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Review   :::   Ordering information

Music for Flute and Orchestra
Music Associates of New York.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Reviews   :::   Ordering information

The Saints: Three Pieces for Orchestra with Audience Participation
Music Associates of New York.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Ordering information

Five Summer Songs on Poems of Emily Dickinson
ECS Publishing. Songs for medium voice and small ensemble.
Description   :::    Audio excerpt   :::   Score excerpt  :::  Reviews   :::   Ordering information

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  Choral Music

North Country
SATB with piano. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
Description    :::    Reviews   :::   Ordering information

Hildegard Magnificat
Available for SSA and SATB with organ. ECS Publishing.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Score excerpt  :::  Review   :::   Ordering information

Why I Wake Early
SATB, string quartet & piano. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Score excerpt  :::  Reviews   :::   Ordering information

A Dickinson Set
SATB a cappella. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Score excerpt  :::  Ordering information

Why I Wake Early
SATB, string quartet & piano. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Score excerpt  :::  Reviews   :::   Ordering information

The Star in the Pail
TTBB and piano. Also available for SSAA and piano, SATB and piano. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
Description    :::    Audio excerpts  :::   Score excerpt    :::    Reviews    :::    Ordering information

Out of Small Beginnings (from The Light Here Kindled)
SATB, brass quintet, timpani, and organ. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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The Crown of Praise
SSATBB, a cappella. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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Music for the Anglican Service
A setting of the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus and Agnus Dei, unison, organ.
Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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The Garden Hymn
Southern folk hymn, SATB or TBB, a cappella. ECS Publishing.
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The Lord's Prayer
SATB, a cappella. ECS Publishing.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Ordering information

Mass
SATB, soli, orchestra or two-piano accompaniment. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Reviews   :::   Ordering information

Did You Hear the Angels Sing?
SATB, solo soprano, organ. ECS Publishing.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Reviews   :::   Ordering information

Three Night Pieces
SSAA, soprano and alto solo, cello, percussion, piano. ECS Publishing.
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Everything That Hath Breath
Two-part chorus (men's, women's, or mixed) and tape. ECS Publishing.
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Earthsongs
SSA and SSAA, soli, orchestra or piano. ECS Publishing.
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As Freedom Is a Breakfastfood
SSA and piano. ECS Publishing.
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The Canticle of the Sun
SATB, narrator and synthesized accompaniment or keyboard. ECS Publishing.
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"Laudato sie, mi signore" (from The Canticle of the Sun)
SATB and synthesized accompaniment (CD) or keyboard. ECS Publishing.
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The Light Here Kindled
SATB, solo baritone, brass quintet, timpani, and organ.
Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Ordering information

The Outermost House
SATB, narrator, soprano solo, chamber ensemble. Music Associates of New York.
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"Hold Out Your Hands Over the Earth" (from The Outermost House)
SATB or SSAA or TTBB. With piano accompaniment. Music Associates of New York.
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Psalm 126
SATB, brass quintet, timpani, and organ. ECS Publishing.
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A Fondness for Music
SSA and piano. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Ordering information

The Golden Door
SATB, speaker, chamber ensemble. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Score excerpt   :::   Review   :::   Ordering information

Three Love Lyrics
SA, SA, SATB and brass. Also available for SATB or SSAA and keyboard. Pear Tree
Press Music Publishers.
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  Chamber Music
String Quartet
Two violins, viola, and cello. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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Piano Trio
For violin, cello, and piano. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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  Chamber Music with Voice
Breathing
For soprano, baritone, and keyboard. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
Description   :::   Score excerpt   :::   Ordering information

Three Poems of Günter Grass
Mezzo-soprano, chamber ensemble and tape. ECS Publishing.
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Children of the Sun
Soprano, horn and piano. ECS Publishing.
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The White Whale
Baritone and chamber orchestra. ECS Publishing.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Ordering information

Crossing the Meridian
Tenor and chamber ensemble. ECS Publishing.
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Visions
Two sopranos and chamber ensemble. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Reviews   :::   Ordering information

"The Writer" (from Visions)
Arranged for solo soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, and piano.
Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
Description   :::   Review   :::   Ordering information

Five Summer Songs on Poems of Emily Dickinson
ECS Publishing. Songs for medium voice and small ensemble.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Score excerpt  :::  Reviews   :::   Ordering information

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  Solo Vocal / Song Cycles
Two Donne Songs
For medium voice and piano. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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Dove Sta Amore
Soprano and tape. ECS Publishing.
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Apollo Circling
High voice and piano. Published by ECS Publishing
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Five Summer Songs on Poems of Emily Dickinson
Medium voice and piano. ECS Publishing.
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Sleep Now
High voice and piano. Boosey & Hawkes.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Reviews   :::   Ordering information

Shakespeare Songs
High voice and piano. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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  Solo Instrumental
Cry
Cello solo. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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Reflex
Viola and tape. ECS Publishing. Publishing.
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Sonatina for Viola and Piano
Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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Sonatina for Viola and Piano (arranged for violin and piano)
Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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Fanfare
Viola and piano. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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  Keyboard(s)
Hymnos
ECS Publishing. For organ.
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Full Sun
ECS Publishing. For organ.
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Waypoints
Pear Tree Press Music Publishers. For piano.
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Aria
Pear Tree Press Music Publishers. For organ.
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De Profundis
ECS Publishing.
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Piano Suite
ECS Publishing.
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Reverberations
Organ and tape. ECS Publishing.
  Description   :::   Audio excerpt   :::   Score excerpt  :::  Review   :::   Ordering information

Fantasy Variations
Piano and Synthesizer(s). Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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Bright Angels
Organ, percussion and tape. ECS Publishing.
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Tolling
Two pianos and tape. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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3 Waltzes for 4 Hands
One piano or two pianos. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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Sun's Rising
Organ. ECS Publishing.
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Five Meditations on 'Wondrous Love'
Organ. ECS Publishing.
Description   :::   Audio excerpt Meditation iii   :::   Audio excerpt Medication v   :::   Ordering information

Out of Shadow
Piano. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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Augmented Forces
Piano and DX7 synthesizer. Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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Triptych
Organ. ECS Publishing.
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  Electroacoustic Music
Evolutions
Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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Improvisation for Loudspeakers
Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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Time Machine
Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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Alternate Routes
Pear Tree Press Music Publishers.
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