Works

Solo with Orchestra
 

Beyond the Pale (2003) [14:00]
For Clarinet and String Orchestra
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Premiere: July 13, 2003


Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1995) [24:00]
For Violoncello and Orchestra
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Commission: the Eastman School of Music for Stephen Geber;

Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor; and the Cleveland Orchestra.

Recording: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, José Serebrier, conductor, Maximilian Hornung, cello, 2015, Linn Records, CKD 545.
 

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (1977) [20:00]
For Flute and Orchestra
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Premiere: Rochester Philharmonic; Sarah Caldwell, conductor;

Bonita Boyd, flute; December 1977.
Recording: Vox Records 7509
 

Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra (1994) [21:00]
For Guitar and Orchestra
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Commission: Nicolas Goluses, Stephen Robinson, and Adam Holzman.
Premiere: Orlando, Florida; April 16, 1996.

Recording: Eastman Philharmonia, Neil Varon, conductor, Nicholas Golouses, guitar, Linn Records, CKD590.
 

Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (2000) [20:00]
For Horn and Orchestra
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Commission: the Houston Symphony Orchestra for William ver Meulen.
Premiere: Houston, Texas; February 6, 2003.
 

Concerto for Organ and Orchestra (1970) [15:00]
For Organ and Orchestra
Publisher: Carl Fischer, Inc.
Premiere: Eastman Philharmonia; Walter Hendl, conductor;

David Craighead, organ.
 

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1983) [22:00]
(3222/4331/timp+3/str.)
For Piano and Orchestra
Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc.
Premiere: National Symphony Orchestra; Bradford Gowen, piano;

Myung-Whun Chung, conductor; January 3, 1985.

Recording: Brandenburgishes Staatsorchestrer Frankfurt (Oder), Emily Freeman Brown, conductor, Michael Brown, piano. Linn Records, CKD590.
 

Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra (1997) [25:00]
For Piano and Orchestra
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Commission: the Music Teachers Association of California
Premiere: San Francisco; June, 1997.
Recording: Albany Records Troy 328
 

Concerto No. 3 for Piano and Strings (2003) [15:00]
For Piano and String Orchestra
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Commission: the Rivers Music School
Premiere: Weston, MA; April 4, 2004.
Recording: Bowling Green Philharmonia, Emily Freeman Brown, conductor, Laura Melton, piano, Naxos 8.559602.
 

Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra (1985) [20:00]
For Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra
Publisher: Edition Gravis
Commission: the Rascher Saxaphone Quartet
Premiere: Frysk Orkest, Georges Octors, conductor;

Leeuwarden, Holland; Rascher Quartet; June 25, 1986.

 

Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra (2017)

For Tuba and Orchestra

Publisher: Theodore Presser

Commission: Toledo Symphony Orchestra

Premiere: Toledo Symphony Orchestra; David Saltzman, tuba;

Alain Trudel, conductor; October 18, 2018.

Concerto For Viola and Orchestra (1999) [21:00]
For Viola and Orchestra
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Commission: the Pittsburgh Symphony
Premiere: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Randolph Kelly, viola;

October 1999.
Recording: Albany Records Troy 558
 

Concerto for Viola or Clarinet and Orchestra based upon Sonata in

F minor, opus 121 of Johannes Brahms (orchestrated by Samuel

Adler) (2003) [22:00]
For Viola or Clarinet and Orchestra
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Commission: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Premiere: Randolph Kelly, viola; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra;

November 2005.
 

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Commission: Rotary Club of Tulsa, OK
Premier: Tulsa Symphony Orchestra; Siwoo Kim, violin; Sept. 7, 2013.

Recording: Brandenburgishes Staatsorchestrer Frankfurt (Oder), Emily Freeman Brown, conductor, Siwoo Kim, violin, Linn Records, CKD590.
 

Concerto for Woodwind Quintet and Orchestra “Shir Hamaalot”

(1991) [20:00]
(0000/4331/timp+2/str.)
For Woodwind Quintet and Orchestra
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Commission: the Akademie Orchester der Stadt Mannheim
Premiere: Maalot Quintet; Mannheim, Germany; June 1, 1992.

Recording: Brandenburgishes Staatsorchestrer Frankfurt (Oder), Emily Freeman Brown, conductor, Linn Records, CKD590.

 

Fidl Fantazye: A Klezmer Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by

Noah Bendix-Balgley, orchestrated by Samuel Adler (2015) [28’:00]

For Violin and Orchestra

Publisher: Theodore Presser

Commission: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Premiere: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Noah Bendix-Balgley;

Manfred Honeck, conductor; June 16, 2016.

Lux Perpetua (1998) [14:00]
For Organ and Orchestra
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Commission: the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Premiere: Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Litton, conductor;

Wayne Foster, organ; February 1997.
 

Rhapsody (1961) [17:00]
For Violin and Orchestra
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Premiere: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Jack Glatzer, violin; June 1962.
 

Song and Dance (1961) [12:00]
For Viola and Orchestra
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Premiere: Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra; 

Maurice Peress, conductor; Maurice Wright, viola; May 1965.
 

The Challenge of the Muse (2003) [14:00]
For Soprano, Tenor, and Orchestra
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Premiere: Julliard Orchestra; Gerard Schwarz, conductor; 

November 10, 2003.

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