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Sinfonietta in three movements

Trinity Wall Street Novus

conducted by Julian Wachner


Nightingales (2021) for Two Solo Violins and Orchestra (17:00)

UWSO with Oriol Sans conducting

A Consortium with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra

Chamber works


The Artist's Muse

For flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano & percussion (21:00)

For The Chameleon Arts Ensembl, e of Boston, for the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston (2016)premiered May 20, 2017, Boston
For the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress, and dedicated to the memory of Serge and Natalie Koussevitzky

Musical portraits of seven women- in works by Petrus Christus, Picasso, Da Vinci, Cezanne, Vermeer, Sargent and Klimt

Artist's Muse


High Wire Act

High Wire Act

for flute, violin, viola,cello and piano

Commissioned by BrightMusic featuring

Christina Jennings

Inspired by Alexander Calder's Cirque Calder

(can be seen at the Whitney Museum of Art)

I. High Wire Act

II. Tight-Rope Walker

III. Aerialist

IV. Trapped Bird

V. Troupe Finale














High Wire Act, III. The Aerialist - Christina Jennings and Brightmusic
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C'e La Luna


High Wire Act, IV. Trapped Bird - Christina Jennings and Brightmusic
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High Wire Act, V. Troupe Finale - Christina Jennings and Brightmusic
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C'e La Luna Questa Sera?

for violin, cello and piano

Lincoln Trio from CD Notable Women

C'e La Luna Questa Sera? - Lincoln Trio
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for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion, french horn and harp

Chicago Chamber Musicians

A Fromm Foundation Commission

Nine Muses

Nine Muses for Flute Quartet

1. Clio, 2. Calliope, 3. Urania, 4. Thalia, 5. Euterpe, 6. Polyhymnia,

7. Erato, 8. Melpomene, 9. Terpischore) Performed by PANdemonium 4 (Kimberlee Goodman, Lindsey Goodman, Lisa Jelle, and Alison Brown Sincoff), Otterbein University, Westerville Ohio, February 16th, 2020.

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Violinists in My Life

Eleanor Bartsh, violin, Thomas Kasdorf, piano

I. Eleanor Bartsh

II.Wei He

III. Miranda Cuckson

IV. Desiree Ruhstrat

V. Curt Macomber

Nonet, move. 1, excerpt - Chicago Chamber Musicians
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Nonet, move. 2, excerpt - Chicago Chamber Musicians
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Nonet, move. 3 - Chicago Chamber Musicians
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Violinists in My Life, excerpt II. Wei - Eleanor Bartsch
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Van Gogh Nocturnes


Violinists in My Life, excerpt from III. Miranda - Eleanor Bartsch
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Night Cafe at Arles

from Van Gogh Nocturnes

Christopher Taylor, piano

Violinists in My Life, excerpt V. Curt - Eleanor Bartsch
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Song for Andrew for violin, viola, cello and piano - Vicennium Void
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Song for Andrew

for violin, viola, cello and piano

Dedicated to the memory of Andrew Imbrie, Vicinnium Void


Night Cafe at Arles, from Van Gogh Nocturnes - Christopher Taylor
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Wet Ink, Song for Andrew

Wet Ink

A 2014 Bennington Conference Commission

for clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano

Commissioned by the Bennignton Chamber Music Festival, when Schwendinger was faculty composer, in a performance by Vicennium Void featuring Christopher Janwong McKiggan, Geoffrey Herd, Leah Gastler, Kevin Downs, and featuring clarinetist Kai-Ju Ho



Creature Quaret
JACK, Christopher Taylor, Jamie Van Eyck and Laura Schwendinger

JACK Quartet

with Ari Streisfeld, Christopher Otto, John Richards and Kevin McFarland  with

Christopher Taylor and Jamie Van Eyck during recording session for QUARTETS at Oktaven


Colin Clarke’s review, in the May/June edition of Fanfare, reads

“The Creature Quartet: Hymn for Lost Creatures is in one sense a sort of Carnival of the Animals for our time, presenting a procession of musical portraits of various animals. It is the composer’s “personal response to the current mass extinction of species”; the creatures chosen are therefore extinct, mythological, or endangered. Perhaps, therefore, it is at heart a carnival of compassion. The trajectory of the work is described in some detail by Schwendinger in the booklet notes; the strength of the music is such that one need not work through that description to realize the power of her music, this despite the fact that the animation artist Pauline Gagniarre was commissioned by Wisconsin Union Theater to provide an animated video to present each creature in order as the music plays (the captivating video is freely available on Gestural and yet powerfully organized, Schwendinger’s voice is highly individual. The performance by the JACK Quartet is impeccable, and as a studio recording it is technically more secure than the live Vimeo video. The sheer intensity of both music and performance thereof is spellbinding, as if the passion of the composer for her subject shines through like a light.”


Garden of Earthly Delights

for flute, oboe, violin, cello, mandolin and guitar, for the Cygnus Ensemble

Garden of Earthly Delights - Cygnus Ensemble
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Creature Quartet

Premiered by the JACK Quartet at

Union Concert series

Based on 12 endangered, extinct and

mythological creatures


1) Ivory Billed Woodpecker

2) Passenger Pigeon

3) Dodo


4) Yeti

5) Chupacabra