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Works by Women Composers

Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 18:23:29 -0600 (CST)
From: Erin Walsh
To: Conductors
Subject: Women Composers results

First, thank you all for your GENEROUS responses to my request for
information anout women composers of choral music. What a thrill to
receive responses from conductors and women composers from all over the
world! Here is the compilation of what was sent plus one or two
additions. There are 5 sections: COMPOSERS; LIVING COMPOSERS w/CONTACT;
GENERAL WEB SITES; PUBLISHERS; BOOKS; and OTHER REFERENCES (lectures,
etc.). I'm sure I've left some out of the living composers category but
these were just a few who offered other means of contact (there are more
copmosers subscribed to this list). And the dates were included only for
the few for whom I had definite dates.

COMPOSERS:
Rafaella Aleotti Ascendit in Christum altum
The Ascension of Christ
Ann Kapp Andersen
Margaret Bonds
Lili Boulanger "Psalm 130 ("De profundis"/"Du
fond de l'abime") for SATB chorus,
mezzo solo and full orchestra

Alicia Carpenter
Nancy Hill Cobb A Milkmaid's Fable: Alliance Music
Psalm of Constancy:Hinshaw Music
Antiphon of Praise:Hinshaw Music
Gloria In Excelsis Deo:Gentry Pub.
The Seven Last Words
(Cantata for Chorus and Chamber Orchestra)
Emily Crocker
Margaret Cromie
Eleanor Daley Requiem
Mabel Daniels
Emma Lou Diemer "The Lord is Mindful"; Sweet Dreams Form a
Shade"; "There was the Door to Which I
Found No Key"(Boosey & Hawkes)
Olive Dungan
Nina Gilbert (20th C.)
Lou Harrison (20th C.) Mass to St. Anthony
Winnagene Hatch
Hildegard von Bingen (12th C.)
Mary Howe
Ruth Huber
Doreen Irwin
Betsy Jolas
Patricia King
Libby Larsen Canticle of Mary; Missa Gaia
Isabella Leonarda (Baroque)
Ester Magi (Estonia, 20th C.)
Jane Marshall Seen and Unseen
Holly Near (20th C.) Perfect Night SSA arr. Moore
Anna Laura Page
Alice Parker (20th C.)
Zollene Reissner
Denise Rippentropp
Jean Ritchie
Sharon Elery Rogers
Hildigunnur Runarsdottir (Iceland,20th C.)
Williametta Spencer (20th C.)
Linda Spevacek "Seasons"
"American Folk Rhapsody 2"
Julia Smith
Ethel M. Smyth (Britain, 20th C.) Der Wald (The Forest)
Ginger Starling
Naomi Stephan
Karen P. Thomas (20th C.)
Diane Trotter Worthy and High Praise
Judith Zaimont (20th C.)
Leora Zimmer
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

LIVING COMPOSERS w/CONTACT
Karen P. Thomas
4426 1st NW
Seattle, WA 98107
kpthomas1@aol.com

Estonian Music Information Center (re: Ester Magi, womon composer)
Lauteri 7 EE0001
Tallinn Estonia

Emily Crocker
www.jwpepper.com for more info
Judith Zaimont
http://206.147.225.2/jzaimont
Hildigunnur Runaredottir of Iceland
jls@vortex.is

GENERAL WEB SITES
Women Composers' Web site
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/7282/women.html
gopher://silver.sdsmt.edu:70/00/pub/choralnet/repertory/
womens_rep/VoicTitlComp
Choralnet site
ACDA Women's Chorus Repertoire List. 1996 edition available on line at

International Alliance for Women in Music

Musica Database

PUBLISHERS
Vivace Press
PO Box 157
Readfield, WI 54969-0157
1-800-543-5429
yordy@vivacepress.com
http://www.vivacepress.com

Editions Ars Femina
(music by women of the late Renaissance, Baroque and Classical eras)
PO Box 7692
Louisville, Kentucky 40257-0692
http://pages.nyu.edu/~whitwrth/ArsFemina.html

Arsis Press
(concert and sacred music by women)
170 N.E. 33rd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FLA 33334
Tel: 954-563-1844, Fax: 954-563-9006
Email: evercoe@compuserve.com.
http://www.InstantWeb.com/~arsis

ArtsVenture
1815 Carr Ave.
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709
ffss@alaska.edu

Broude Brothers (for $12.50 for packet of 22 pieces by women composers)
141 White Oaks Road
Williamstown, MA 01267
Phone: 800-525-8559
Fax: 413-458-8131
broude@sover.net

Earthsongs
(Global and earth-centered music)
220 NW 29th street
Corvallis, OR 97330
541-758-5760
earthsngs@aol.com (yes, omit the "o")

Furore Verlag
(devoted almost exclusively to music by women composers)
Diane Holsmann
Furore Verlag
Naumburger Str. 40
D-34127 Kassel
Germany
Tel. 0049/(0)561/897352
Fax 0049/(0)561/83452
email: FuroreVerlag.Kassel@t-online.de

Hildegard Publishing Company
(past and present women composers)
Box 332
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
phone 610-649-8649
hhtp://www.hildegard.com

Ladyslipper Music (recordings by women)
Phone: (919) 383-8773
Fax: (919) 383-3525
Toll-free orders: (800) 634-6044
Email: info@ladyslipper.org

Treble Clef Music
(Medieval to 20th Century women composers)
415 Wesley Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516-1521
919-932-5455
mlycancelf@aol.com

World Music Press
("Intercultural Understanding through Music")
PO Box 2565
Danbury, CT 06813
800-810-2040

Yelton Rhodes Press
(Lesbian and Gay composers)
PO Box 46249
Los Angeles, CA 90046
888-497-68742
www.yrmusic.com

American Music Center
(perusal scores and catalogs available)
30 west 26th St., Suite 1001
NY, NY 10010
center@amc.net
hhtp://www.amc.net/amc/index.html

Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1J9
cmc@interlog.com hhtp://www.ffa.ucalgary.ca/cmc

Theodore Front Music (publisher of women composer's catalogue) Christine
Clark, Vice President.
<71431.1732@compuserve.com>

Women's Choral Music Series for Roger Dean Publishers
Janet Galvan, editor


Other publishers which have been helpful (to one choralist member) in
sending lists and information on choral compositions by women composers:

Alliance, Artemesia Editions, Boosey, ECS, Laurendale, Mark Foster,
Oxford, Santa Barbara Music, Barton Rhodes
BOOKS
"Choral Music in Print" by James Laster

Bowers, Jane and Tick, Judith, eds. Women Making Music: The Western Art
Tradition, 1150-1950. Urbana and Chicago. University of Illinois Press.
1987.

Citron, Marcia J. Gender and the Musical Canon. Cambridge. Cambridge
University Press. 1993.

Cohen, Aaron I. International Encyclopedia of Women Composers. Volume 1
& 2. 2nd edition. New York. Books and Music (U.S.A.) Inc. 1987.
Cooper, Sarah, ed. Girls! Girls! Girls!: Essays on Women and Music. New
York. New York University Press. 1966.

Drinker, Sophie. The Story of Women in their Relation to Music. New
York. Howard-McCann, Inc. 1948.

Drinker, Sophie. Music and Women. New York. The Feminist Press. 1995.

Ericson, Margaret D. Women and Music: A Selective Annotated Bibliography
on Women and Gender Issues in Music, 1987-1992. New York. G. K. Hall.
1995. (Twelve volumes to be issued between 1995-1999).

Fuller, Sophie. The Pandora Guide to Women Composers: Britain and the
United States 1629-Present. San Francisco. Harper Collins. 1994.

Glickman, Sylvia and Schleifer, Martha Furman. Women Composers: Music
Through the Ages, Volume I: Composers Born Before 1600. New York. G.
Hall & Co. 1996.

Jackson, Barbara Harvey. Say Can You Deny Me: A Guide to Surviving Music
by Women from the 16th through the 18th Centuries.. University of
Arkansas Press. 1994.

Jezic, Diane Peacock. Women Composers: The Lost Tradition Found. 2nd
edition. New York. The Feminist Press. 1994.

Marshall, Kimberly, ed. Rediscovering the Muses: Women
Neuls-Bates, Carol, ed. Women in Music: An anthology of Source Readings
from the Middle Ages to the Present. Boston. Northeastern University
Press. Revised Edition. 1996.

Pendle, Karin, ed.
Women and Music: A History.
Bloomington and Indianapolis. Indiana University Press. 1991.

Roma, Catherine
The Choral Music of Twentieth Century Women Composers.
Greenwood Press. 1996.

Sadie, Julie Anne and Samuel, Rhian, eds.
The Norton/Grove Dictionary ofWomen Composers.
New York. W.W. Norton & Company. 1994.

OTHER REFERENCES
Prof. Michele Edwards of Macalester College, whose bibliographic area is
choral music by women composers

Texas MENC handbook or NYSMA handbook, both probably at any local high
school music department

Library of Congress Copyright Office
(202) 707-3000

ACDA Women's Chorus Repertoire Exchange
Ruth Ballenger, Coordinator.


Sandra Willetts, Director of Choral Activities @ University of Alabama
1995 ACDA lecture on Women Composers of Choral Music

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Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 09:24:59 -0800 (PST)
From: "Monica J. Hubbard"
Subject: Women in Music - Long message

I would like to mention a few
resources for those interested in women in music and choral music by women
composers. For every one item, there are five more out there but I have
to get back to work, so forgive any glaring omissions! In no particular
order:

Theodore Front Music; publisher of women composer's catalogue. Christine
Clark, Vice President. <71431.1732@compuserve.com>

Women's Choral Music Series for Roger Dean Publishers, Janet Galvan,
editor.

Women's Choral Music Series for Earthsongs Music, Nancy Menk, editor.


Hildegard Music Press; Sylvia Glickman, Editor.

Treble Clef Music Press, Mary Lycan, Editor.

(Other publishers which have been helpful to me in sending lists and
information on choral compositions by women composers: Alliance,
Artemesia Editions, Boosey, ECS, Laurendale, Mark Foster, Oxford, Santa
Barbara Music, Barton Rhodes and Yelton Rhodes Music. For addresses,
check the publisher links on ChoralNet or use a search
engine such as Yahoo or Alta Vista.

ACDA established a repertoire and standards committee for women's choirs
in 1980 to assist in locating quality repertoire for women's choirs,
including music by women composers.

ACDA Women's Chorus Repertoire Exchange: Ruth Ballenger, Coordinator.


ACDA Women's Chorus Repertoire List. 1996 edition available on line at
and also on
ChoralNet in the references/research section (CRS).

Every Repertoire and Standards Chair for Women's Choirs in ACDA
has a copy of the 1998 edition of the Women's Chorus Repepertoire List.
Find your division chair in the ACDA R&S site.


The College Music Society sponsors frequent professional development
presentations. Here is one such offering. January 30-Feb. 1: "Women and
Gender in Music", University of Texas, Austin, Texas.

International Alliance for Women in Music has an extensive web site with
numerous links to historical and modern women composers.


And a few reference books:

Bowers, Jane and Tick, Judith, eds. Women Making Music: The Western Art
Tradition, 1150-1950. Urbana and Chicago. University of Illinois Press.
1987.

Citron, Marcia J. Gender and the Musical Canon. Cambridge. Cambridge
University Press. 1993.

Cohen, Aaron I. International Encyclopedia of Women Composers. Volume 1
& 2. 2nd edition. New York. Books and Music (U.S.A.) Inc. 1987.

Cooper, Sarah, ed. Girls! Girls! Girls!: Essays on Women and Music. New
York. New York University Press. 1966.

Drinker, Sophie. The Story of Women in their Relation to Music. New
York. Howard-McCann, Inc. 1948.

Drinker, Sophie. Music and Women. New York. The Feminist Press. 1995.

Ericson, Margaret D. Women and Music: A Selective Annotated Bibliography
on Women and Gender Issues in Music, 1987-1992. New York. G. K. Hall.
1995. (Twelve volumes to be issued between 1995-1999).

Fuller, Sophie. The Pandora Guide to Women Composers: Britain and the
United States 1629-Present. San Francisco. Harper Collins. 1994.

Glickman, Sylvia and Schleifer, Martha Furman. Women Composers: Music
Through the Ages, Volume I: Composers Born Before 1600. New York. G. K.
Hall & Co. 1996.

Jackson, Barbara Harvey. Say Can You Deny Me: A Guide to Surviving Music
by Women from the 16th through the 18th Centuries.. University of
Arkansas Press. 1994.

Jezic, Diane Peacock. Women Composers: The Lost Tradition Found. 2nd
edition. New York. The Feminist Press. 1994.

Marshall, Kimberly, ed. Rediscovering the Muses: Women
Neuls-Bates, Carol, ed. Women in Music: An anthology of Source Readings
from the Middle Ages to the Present. Boston. Northeastern University
Press. Revised Edition. 1996.

Pendle, Karin, ed. Women and Music: A History. Bloomington and
Indianapolis. Indiana University Press. 1991.

Roma, Catherine. The Choral Music of Twentieth Century Women Composers.
Greenwood Press. 1996.

Sadie, Julie Anne and Samuel, Rhian, eds. The Norton/Grove Dictionary of
Women Composers. New York. W.W. Norton & Company. 1994.


There is interest in programming choral music by women composers. There
are resources. There is a need for continued research to help conductors
learn about neglected choral music and new publications by women
composers. Hope this helps get folks started.
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Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 13:07:26 -0600
From: Jane Ramseyer Miller
Subject: Re: Women Composer Resources

Thanks for the list of resources, Monica. I'm going to include another list
with this posting since the contact information is more complete. I just
finished compiling this one as a resource for the GALA Director's Meeting
(Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses) next weekend. Thanks to Michelle
Edwards and a bunch of internet sites I was able to finally track down
address, phone and e-mail addresses for nearly all of these publishers.
I've had great sucess working with many of them.

Editions Ars Femina
(music by women of the late Renaissance,
Baroque and Classical eras)
PO Box 7692
Louisville, Kentucky 40257-0692
http://pages.nyu.edu/~whitwrth/ArsFemina.html

Arsis Press
(concert and sacred music by women)
170 N.E. 33rd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FLA 33334
Tel: 954-563-1844, Fax: 954-563-9006
Email: evercoe@compuserve.com.
http://www.InstantWeb.com/~arsis

ArtsVenture
1815 Carr Ave.
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709
ffss@alaska.edu

Broude Brothers (for $12.50 can order a packet of 22 pieces by women composers)
141 White Oaks Road
Williamstown, MA 01267
Phone: 800-525-8559
Fax: 413-458-8131
broude@sover.net

Earthsongs
(Global and earth-centered music)
220 NW 29th street
Corvallis, OR 97330
541-758-5760
earthsngs@aol.com (yes, omit the "o")

Furore Verlag
(devoted almost exclusively to music by women composers)
Diane H
on June 24, 2008 10:00pm
Contemporary Choral Composer.
details. Jenny Nicholson.
Wales UK
web page. www.jennynicholsonmusic.com
on October 28, 2009 5:54am
Susan LaBarr
sbmp.com