Entries by Rita Danis

Sonata for flute and piano (1996)

Duration: 15′ Commissioned by Tallon Perkes, principal flutist of the San Antonio Symphony. World premiere by Tallon Perkes and the composer at the New Music Festival at the University of Texas at San Antonio in March 1997. New York premiere by Tallon Perkes and the composer at the 1996 National Flute Convention in New York City in August […]

Andante Appassionato for flute solo (1996)

Duration: 5’20” Commissioned by Tallon Sterling Perkes, principal flutist of the San Antonio Symphony. World premiere by Tallon Perkes at the San Antonio Museum of Art, TX, in November 1996. Asian premiere by Tallon Perkes at the Oguni Art Museum in Kumamoto, Japan, in April 1998. Audio “An unabashedly romantic work infused with dynamic rhythmic intensity and evocative melodies […]

Mirage, for solo piano (1997)

Duration: 9’30” Commissioned for the 1997 San Antonio International Piano Competition in Memory of Andrew Russell Gurwitz. World premiere by pianist Roger Wright at the Ruth Taylor Hall at Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, in October 1997. New York premiere at Merkin Recital Hall by San Antonio International Piano Competition Gold Medalist Mi-Jung Im in […]

Lyric scenes for the young for solo piano (1999)

Duration: 6 ‘ Commissioned by Dr. Francis Kane of San Antonio. Six contrasting lyrical and generally slow paced pieces with an introspective quality. Late intermediate level. I. The little soldier II. Andalusian landscape III. Remembrance IV. Children at play V. A far away kingdom VI. Catch me if you can. Published by Hidden Oaks Music Company.

Portraits I for solo piano (2000)

Duration: 18-20′ Commissioned by the Texas Music Teachers Association and dedicated to pianist Roger Wright. World premiere by Roger Wright at the 2000 TMTA State Convention in Austin, TX, June 10-14, 2000. Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year Award from MTNA in 2001. Performance history. “It was a privilege to give the premiere of Portraits […]

Album for the Young for piano (2002) (three books)

Duration: 29′ The album is a collection of thirty-four short pieces ranging from early to late intermediate level. They are organized in three books in order of difficulty. These pieces are one or two pages long and cover a wide range of styles: from Renaissance to contemporary in the first two books, and Spanish and […]

Miniatures for the Young for piano in three books (2004)

Duration: 20′ Miniatures for the Young were commissioned by Dr. Charles Goodhue of San Antonio, TX, on the occasion of a recital of his piano students on May 15, 2004. Most of theses pieces were premiered and performed by Dr. Charles Goodhue piano students at San Pedro Presbyterian Church on 281 in San Antonio on […]

Hommage à Mozart (2005)

Duration: 10′ Written for pianist Eric Himy in conmemoration of the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s death 2006. Multiple performances partially sponsored by the American Composers Forum through its Encore Program, supporting repeat performances of new works. 2006-07  Performances. PROGRAM NOTES Audio excerpt 1 Audio excerpt 2 Published by Hofmeister Musikverlag.