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Bernard Rands

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Pulitzer Prize (1984): Canti del Sole

American Academy of Arts and Letters Music Award Winner (1983)

Guggenheim Fellowship (1982)


Compositions for Winds:

Unending Lightning (2010) for Wind Ensemble

Prism (Memo 6b) (2008) for Saxophone Quartet

Brass Quintet (1997)

Ceremonial (1993) for Wind Ensemble

étandre (1973) for Double Bass Solo, Flute (Alto Flute), Clarinet (Eb, Bass Clarinet), Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion, Electric Organ, Violin, Viola, Cello

Metalepsis II (1971) for Mezzo-Soprano, Small Chorus, 2 Flutes (Piccolo/ Alto Flute), Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, 3 Percussion, Celesta, Electric Organ, 2 Harps, Piano