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Repertoire Suggestions

A large portion of the music library of The Women’s Philharmonic is available through the Free Public Library of Philadelphia.  Search for “Women’s Philharmonic” and score format.   You can also explore the list of repertoire performed by TWP (although in many cases it is not known how to obtain the scores).

Music publishers that include a robust listing of women’s work include:   

A-R Editions   — their list of music by women
Arsis Press   (a U.S. publisher specializing in women composers)
Furore Press  (a German publisher specializing in women composers)
Hildegard Publishing   (a U.S. publisher specializing in women composers)
ClarNan Editions   (a U.S. publisher specializing in women composers)

The following list is offered to assist in exploring music for orchestra composed by women.  Performance of one of these pieces is not required to be eligible for a grant.   We are particularly promoting historic works, since composers who are no longer living are at a disadvantage in promoting their own music!   This page is under construction – please check back to see additions and updates! Last update Feb. 7, 2017.

Composer
CompositionComposition YearInstrumentationPublisherNotesRecordings 
Archer, VioletSymphony No. 1 (1946)19463(picc)222/2231/timp, perc/strings.CMC
Bauer, MarionSymphony No. 1 (1947-1950)19503 3 4 2 - 4 3 3 1; Timp. Perc. 2Hp. Str.WPAContact info@wophil.org for information about the newly edited score
Beach, Amy (Mrs. H.H.A.)The Canticle of the Sun1924SATB Chorus, SMTB solo voices, and Full Orchestra: 2222 4200 timp. 66443A-R EditionsCapitol Hill Choral Society
Beach, Amy (Mrs. H.H.A.)Symphony in E Minor, op. 32 "Gaelic"18962 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, triangle, tympani, and stringsWPAContact info@wophil.org for information about the newly edited scoreDetroit Symphony Orchestra
Bonis, MelSuite en forme de valses for orchestra1898For OrchestraFurore VerlagBucharest Symphony Orchestra
Chen YiSi Ji (Four Seasons)20054(Picc.) 4(E.H.) 4(B.Cl.) 4(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3 1; Timp.(dbl. Perc.) 4Perc. Hp. Str.PresserPreview the score here
Chen YiGe Xu (Antiphony)19962 2 2 2 - 4 2 3 0; Timp. 3Perc. Hp. Str.PresserThe Women's Philharmonic
Daniels, MabelDeep Forest1933
2 2 2 2 - 4 2 3 1; Timp. Perc. Str.Presser
Diemer, Emma LouFestival Overture19673(Picc.) 2 2 2 - 4 3 3 1; Timp. 3Perc. Str.Presser
Farrenc, LouiseOverture No. 1 in E minor, Op. 2318342.2.2.2-4.2.0.0], Timpani, Strings Florian Noetzel Verlag(Orchestra Not Named)
Farrenc, LouiseOverture No. 2 in Eb Major, Op. 241834[2.2.2.2-4.2.0.0], Timpani, Strings Florian Noetzel Verlag(Orchestra Not Named)
Farrenc, LouiseSymphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 321842[2.2.2.2-2.2.0.0], Timpani, Strings Florian Noetzel VerlagOrchestre de Bretagne
Farrenc, LouiseSymphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 351845[2.2.2.2-2.2.0.0], Timpani, Strings Florian Noetzel VerlagOrchestre de Bretagne
Farrenc, LouiseSymphony No. 3 in G minor, Op. 361847[2.2.2.2-2.0.0.1], Timpani, Strings Florian Noetzel VerlagOrchestre de Bretagne
Grétry, LucileLa Mariage d'Antonio17860202 2000 33221A-R EditionsLa Orquesta de Cámara Aragonia
Hensel, Fanny MendelssohnOverture18322.2.2.2.-4.2.0.0., Perc, StrFurore VerlagThe Women's Philharmonic
Jacquet de la Guerre, ElisabethCephale et Procris1694SATB and Full Orchestra: Ob./Fl. 1, Ob./Fl. 2, Bn., Tpt., Vn. 1, Vn.2, A.Vn., T.Vn., Q.Vn., B.VnA-R EditionsMusica Fiorita
Kaprálová, VítězslavaMilitary Sinfonietta, Op. 1119373fl, 2ob, cor ingl, 3cl, cl b, 2fg, cfg, 6cor, 3trb, 3tbn, tb, perc, archiCzech RadioLearn more at The Kapralova Society
Kaprálová, VítězslavaPiano Concerto in D minor, Op. 71935pno solo, fl picc, 2fl, obI anche cori, obII, 2cl, 2fg, 4cor, 3trb, 2tbn, btbn, tb, timp, perc, arp, archiCzech RadioLearn more at The Kapralova Society
Kaprálová, VítězslavaPartita for Piano and Strings, Op. 201939pfte, archiCzech RadioLearn more at The Kapralova Society
Kaprálová, VítězslavaPrélude de Noël19392fl, 2ob, cor, trb, arp, pfte, archiCzech RadioLearn more at The Kapralova Society
Lomon, RuthTerra Incognita1993pic. 222 bs.cl. 2433122 perc celesta/pno. harp, stringsArsis PressListen and view the score at I Resound Press
Martines, Marianna vonDixit Dominus1774SATB and Full Orchestra: 2200 0200 timp. 33221A-R Editions
Mayer, EmilieSymphony No. 5 in F minor1856For OrchestraFurore VerlagBerlin Chamber Symphony Ensemble
Price, FlorenceSymphony No. 1 in E Minor19322(2picc.)222 4231 timp., perc. 1–4, chimes, bells 88664 (score errata)A-R EditionsNew Black Music Repertory Ensemble
Price, FlorenceSymphony No. 3 in C Minor19403(picc.)2(e.h.)2(b.cl.)2 4331 timp., perc. 1-5, celesta, harp 88664 errataA-R EditionsThe Women's Philharmonic
Schumann, ClaraPiano Sonata1836Alma Mahler Sinfonietta
Seeger, Ruth CrawfordMusic for Small Orchestra1926fl.; cl.; bn.; vn. 1; vn. 2; vn. 3; vn. 4; vc. 1; vc. 2; pnA-R EditionsSchoenberg Ensemble
Sirmen, Maddalena Laura LombardiniThree Violin ConcertosSolo Violin and Orchestra: 0200 2000 33221A-R EditionsArion Baroque Orchestra
Smith, Alice MarySymphony in C Minor18632222 2230 timp 88664 corrigendaA-R EditionsLondon Mozart Players
Smith, Alice MarySymphony in A Minor18762222 2230 timp 88664 corrigendaA-R EditionsLondon Mozart Players
Smith, Alice MaryOverture: The Masque of Pandora18782222 4230 timp., harp 88664A-R Editions
Smith, Alice MaryOverture: Jason, or The Argonauts and the Sirens1879picc. 2222 4231 timp. 88664A-R Editions
Smith, JuliaHellenic Suite3 3 2 2 - 4 2 3 1; Timp. Perc. Hp. Str.Presser
Talma, LouiseToccata for Orchestra3(dbl. Picc.) 3(E.H.) 3(Eb Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3 1; Timp. Perc. Pno. Str.Presser

Find out more about the works you heard on our website slideshows:

Elizabeth C. Jacquet de la Guerre
Cantata No. 4 “Jonas”   — Available at Furore-Verlag

Fanny Hensel (née Mendelssohn)
Overture  —  Available at Furore-Verlag

Vítězslava Kaprálová
Partita (for piano and strings)  — Available at Rozhlas

Louise Farrenc
Symphony No. 3  — Available at Florian Noetzel Verlag