Wendelin Bitzan
List of Compositions

List of Compositions

Orchestral and Stage

  • Concertino for piano, string orchestra, and percussion (2010–11)
    EV 50 | 10 minutes | sheet musicMIDI
    – Introduction (Gravitätisch)
    – Toccata (Flott und aufrührerisch)
    – Aria (Ruhevoll)
    – Fugue (Energisch bewegt)
  • traumverloren. Idyll for chamber orchestra (2009–10)
    Inspired by Marc Chagall’s painting La nuit d’Orgeval
    EV 47 | 7 minutes | sheet music
    – Geheimnisvoll
  • The Nightingale and the Rose. Chamber opera in two pictures (2004)
    A musical tale for SATB soloists, speaker, and piano accompaniment
    Lyrics by Dirk Schmeding after Oscar Wilde
    EV 34 | 50 minutes | sheet music
    – Prelude (Langsam – Moderato assai) | audio
    – No. 1a: The Student’s Romance (Allegro con moto)
    – No. 1b: Duet of the Nightingale and the Student (Andantino) | audio
    – No. 1c: The Rosebud’s Aria (Allegro con brio. Leidenschaftlich) | audio
    – No. 1d: The Nightingale’s Aria (Quasi andante)
    – No. 1e: The Old Oak’s Song (Lento. Warm und getragen) | audio
    – No. 1f: Quartet (Allegro moderato)
    – No. 2a: The Student’s Aria (Andante. Sehr melancholisch)
    – No. 2b: Duet of the Rosebud and the Old Oak (Presto. Wild bewegt) | audio
    – No. 2c: Finale (Moderato assai) – Cadenza
    – No. 2d: Farewell Song of the Old Oak (Lento. Wie vordem)

Chamber Music

  • Capriccio soffiato for recorder and piano (2021)
    EV 68 | 6 minutes
    – Andante tranquillo – Quasi recitativo – Allegro giocoso
  • Sonata elettrica for amplified guitar and piano (2020)
    EV 67 | 8 minutes | sheet music | MIDI
    – Allegro risoluto, ma non troppo
  • At the Forest Verge. Four tree leaves for guitar and marimba (2016)
    EV 63 | 8 minutes | sheet music | video
    – No. 1: Sycamore (Fantasy. Andante serioso) | audio
    – No. 2: White Poplar (Capriccio. Allegro vibrante) | audio
    – No. 3: Birch (Intermezzo. Tempo di Valse) | audio
    – No. 4: Weeping Willow (Canon. Lento e mesto) | audio
  • Symphonic Scene for woodwind quintet (2016)
    EV 61 | 8 minutes | sheet music | MIDI
    – Langsam – In lebhafter Heiterkeit – Ruhig und fließend – Lebhaft und heiter
  • Begebenheit for violoncello or french horn and piano (2015)
    EV 60 | 6 minutes | sheet music
    – Sehr langsam – Fließend bewegt – Majestätisch
  • Partita for string quartet in three sections (2013)
    EV 56 | 14 minutes | sheet music
    – 1st mvt: Prologue (Largamente con moto) – Sonata (Allegro agitato e con fuoco)
    – 2nd mvt: Aria (Lento più espressivo possibile)
    – 3rd mvt: Fugue (Moderato deciso) – Epilogue (Largamente)
  • Zoological Garden. Twelve fabulous miniatures for flute and viola (2011)
    EV 53 | 16 minutes | sheet music
    – No. 1: Prelude for the Artiodactyls (Poco presto)
    – No. 2: Water Flea Waltz (Weinerlich wiegend) | audio | video
    – No. 3: Eellemande (Allegretto animato)
    – No. 4: Sarabande with Sheep (Sostenuto)
    – No. 5: Foxtrot for Fernando (Ferhältnismäßig flott) | audio
    – No. 6: Non-Fugue with Cuckoo and Donkey (Unmäßig. Non moderato) | audio
    – No. 7: Contradance in the Retrograde (Kontrolliert)
    – No. 8: Lion’s Ländler (Larghetto lusingando)
    – No. 9: Viper at the Virginal (Verführerisch) | audio
    – No. 10: Tentacle Tango (Tempestoso troppo)
    – No. 11: Scorpion’s Tearjerker (Soave, smorzando)
    – No. 12: Deer Chase (Richtig rasant) | audio
  • Seelensang for double bass and piano (2010)
    EV 49 | 6 minutes | sheet music
    – Mäßig bewegt, mit empfindsamem Rubato
  • Herzlaub. Three love poems for voice, french horn, cello, and harp (2010)
    Lyrics by Else Lasker-Schüler, Ricarda Huch, and Rainer Maria Rilke
    EV 48 | 8 minutes | sheet music
    – No. 1: Heimlich zur Nacht (Tranquillo)
    – No. 2: Am Klavier (Allegretto con moto)
    – No. 3: Liebeslied (Andante espressivo)
  • On the Track. Music for the motion picture (2008–09)
    EV 45 | total playing time 13 minutes | sheet music
    – End Title, Love Theme and ten more titles
  • Kammerdialog. Conversation for violin, cello, and piano (2008)
    EV 44 | 10 minutes | sheet music | audio
    – Sehr ruhig – Deutlich bewegter – Mit inniger Ruhe – Breit und prächtig – Geschwind
  • March-Burlesque for trumpet and piano (2008)
    EV 42 | 5 minutes | sheet music | audio
    – Mit einigem Pomp
  • Nachtgirlande. Lyric scene for female vocalise, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, and cello (2007)
    EV 39 | 9 minutes | sheet music
    – Fließend bewegt – Ein wenig geschwinder – Bewegtes Tempo
  • Kleine Blasphonie. Reed trio for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon (2006–07)
    EV 38 | 13 minutes | sheet music
    – 1st mvt: Promenade (In mäßigem Tempo, jedoch burlesk) | audio
    – 2nd mvt: Dance (Behende eilend) | audio
    – 3rd mvt: Little Chorale (Sanft und gemächlich)
    – 4th mvt: Fugue (Recht hurtig)
  • Poem for violin and piano (2006)
    EV 37 | 5 minutes | sheet music | audio
    – Nicht gar zu geschwinde, doch mit einigem Ausdruck
  • Das Segel ist die Liebe. Passacaglia for string quartet (2006)
    EV 36 | 10 minutes | sheet music
    – Prologue (Recht langsam. Nahezu schleppend)
    – Theme (In mäßig schreitender Bewegung) and 20 variations
    – Epilogue (Gravitätisch)
  • Rhapsody for cello and piano in seven episodes (2001)
    EV 30 | 8 minutes | sheet music | audio
    – Andante con moto – Allegro risoluto – Goethe Episode (Lento) –
    – Alla polacca – Andante – Allegro molto
  • Trois pièces cantables for oboe or flute with piano accompaniment (2001)
    EV 26 | 5 minutes | sheet music
    – No. 1: Modéré
    – No. 2: Mouvement de Valse lente
    – No. 3: Très animé
  • Litany for flute and piano (2000)
    EV 25 | 3 minutes | sheet music | audio
    – Allegretto

Piano Solo

  • Kinderkaleidoskop. Four toy pieces for piano (2015)
    EV 59 | 6 minutes | sheet music
    – No. 1: Favourite Colours (Liedchen. Andantino) | audio
    – No. 2: Being First (Invention. Allegretto) | audio
    – No. 3: Mouse Ballet (Toccatina. Vivace) | audio
    – No. 4: Dream Secret (Ciaccona. Lento) | audio
  • Novemberklage. Lament for piano or organ (2012–13)
    EV 55 | 8 minutes | sheet music | audio
    – Langsam, melancholisch – Leicht bewegt – Ruhig fließend
  • Sculptures. Cycle for solo piano (2009)
    EV 46 | 13 minutes | sheet music
    – One: Mit dunkler Ruhe
    – Two: Tempo rubato – Ohne Hast, nicht zögernd
    – Three: Geschwind und aufgeregt | audio
    – Four: Langsam schreitend
  • Fantasia come una Sonata for piano (2003)
    EV 32 | 9 minutes | sheet music | audio
    – Moderatamente – Andante con espressione – Allegro assai – Moderato e maestoso
  • Introduction and Waltz for piano (2001)
    EV 28 | 3 minutes | sheet music | audio | video
    – Introduction (Moderato) – Waltz on the Insufficiency of Human Effort (Allegro)
  • Twenty-four Preludes for piano. Parcours bref par tous les clefs (2000)
    EV 24 | 30 minutes | sheet music
    – No. 5 in D major: Andantino | audio
    – No. 10 in C minor: Molto moderato | audio
    – No. 13 in B major: Allegro sostenuto | audio
    – No. 14 in C sharp minor: Tranquillo | audio
    – No. 21 in E flat major: Dolce e cantabile | audio
  • Third Piano Sonata in B major (1999)
    EV 14 | 11 minutes | sheet music
    – 1st mvt: Nicht schnell, aber ausdrucksvoll | audio
    – 2nd mvt: Theme and Variations (Getragen)
    – 3nd mvt: Schnell und spritzig | audio

Choral

  • Silbensalat. Four canons for voices (2018)
    EV 66 | 6 minutes | sheet music
    – No. 1: Birthday Song (Intrada. Feierlich)
    – No. 2: Door Open, Door Closed (Saltarello. Lebhaft schwingend)
    – No. 3: Main Course: Dessert (Pavane. Flehentlich)
    – No. 4: On the Way (Gaillarde. Rollend bewegt)
  • Telemanniana. Song paraphrase for children’s chorus and solo baritone (2016)
    Lyrics from Georg Philipp Telemann’s Ode No. 14 »The Poor Meal«
    EV 62 | 7 minutes | sheet music
    – Mäßig bewegt
  • Dichte Lieder. Marginal madrigals for vocal quintet (2014)
    Lyrics by Lennart Schilgen
    EV 58 | 8 minutes | sheet music
    – No. 1: On Contemporary Poetry (Sanft bewegt) | MIDI
    – No. 2: Unfavorable Work Genesis (Nicht zu geschwind)
    – No. 3: In Poet’s Heights (In straffem Tempo)
  • To the Sky. Air cantata for mixed chorus (2012)
    Lyrics by Joachim Ringelnatz
    EV 54 | 11 minutes | sheet music
    – No. 1: Airplane at the Winter Sky (Andante contemplativo) | audio
    – Arioso (Allegretto grazioso)
    – No. 2: Folk Song (Allegretto volatile) | audio
    – Interlude (Andante lontano, quasi reminiscenza)
    – No. 3: The New Distances (Allegro misterioso) | audio
  • Charlottenburgian Rhapsody for mixed chorus (2011)
    Lyrics by Kurt Tucholsky
    EV 52 | 6 minutes | sheet music
    – Freimütig und gelassen
  • Two Latin Motets for mixed chorus (2011)
    EV 51 | 7 minutes | sheet music
    – No. 1: Pater noster (Andante solenne)
    – No. 2: Jubilate Deo (Allegro molto e con brio) | audio
  • The Four Temperaments. Mood pictures for mixed chorus and timpani (2007)
    Lyrics by Georg Trakl, Kurt Schwitters, Hermann Hesse, and Christian Morgenstern
    EV 41 | 9 minutes | sheet music
    – No. 1: Grief (Sehr mäßig)
    – No. 2: Anger (Wild und energisch) | audio
    – No. 3: Tranquility (So langsam als möglich) | audio
    – No. 4: Gaiety (Mäßig – Recht lebhaft)
  • Song of May for mixed chorus (2003)
    Lyrics by Kurt Schwitters
    EV 31 | 3 minutes | sheet music | audio
    – Langsam
  • Two Elegiac Poems for mixed chorus (2001–02)
    Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht and the composer
    EV 27 | 7 minutes | sheet music
    – First Elegiac Poem: Sonnet (Con moto) | audio
    – Second Elegiac Poem: Erinnerung an die Marie A. (Andante non troppo)

Solo Voices and Piano

  • Cantabilissimamente. Seven tankas for tenor voice and piano (2017)
    EV 65 | 8 minutes
    – Calmo – Agitato – Secco – Estatico – Contemplativo – Veloce – Calmo
  • Lyric Diptych for two female voices and piano (2017)
    German folk poetry and lyrics by Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
    EV 64 | 6 minutes | sheet music | CD release
    – No. 1: Es saß ein klein Waldvögelein (Nicht schnell) | audio
    – No. 2: Ein kleines Lied (Leidenschaftlich bewegt) | audio
  • Tiefes Herz. Contemplation for medium voice, flute, and piano (2014)
    Lyrics by Sarah Kirsch
    EV 57 | 6 minutes | sheet music | audio
    – Zart bewegt
  • Charlottenburgian Rhapsody for voice and piano (2011)
    Lyrics by Kurt Tucholsky
    EV 52 | 6 minutes | sheet music | audio
    – Freimütig und gelassen
  • Seven-Hundred-Ninety-One. Ballad for voice, occasional horn, and piano (2008)
    Lyrics by Alfred Brendel
    EV 43 | 4 minutes | sheet music
    – Poco allegretto, con tensione
  • Songs of the Night Watchman for medium voice and piano (2007)
    Lyrics by Helga Simon
    EV 40 | 12 minutes | sheet music
    – No. 1: Light in the Lantern (Ruhig und getragen) | audio
    – No. 2: Waves (Mäßig schnell, ohne Pathos) | audio
    – No. 3: Fountain (Sehr langsam) | audio
    – No. 4: Storm (In rascher Bewegung, nicht eilend) | audio
    – No. 5: Evening Mood (Gemütliches Walzertempo) | audio
  • Nachtgirlande. Lyric scene for treble voice and piano (2007)
    EV 39 | 9 minutes | sheet music | audio
    – Fließend bewegt – Ein wenig geschwinder – Bewegtes Tempo
  • Hexatonic Triad for voice and keyboard (2004)
    Lyrics by Christian Hofmann
    EV 35 | 5 minutes | sheet music
    – No. 1: Encouragement (Adagio)
    – No. 2: Commitment (Allegro risoluto)
    – No. 3: Constancy (Andante)
  • Scenes from Middle-earth. Fantasy pieces for chant and piano (2003)
    Lyrics by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
    EV 33 | 11 minutes | sheet music
    – No. 1: Aragorn, Ranger of the West (Andante mesto e tranquillo) | audio
    – No. 2: Galadriel, remembering Valinor (Arioso. Larghetto) | audio
    – No. 3: Frodo and Sam, marching (Non allegro, comodo) | audio
    – No. 4: Gandalf’s Departure (Allegro agitato – Andante funebre) | audio
    – No. 5: Arwen, the Elven Fair (Fantasia. Lento) | audio
  • Three Cantilenas for voice and piano (2001)
    Lyrics by Stefan George
    EV 29 | 7 minutes | sheet music
    – No. 1: Vogelschau (Andante moderato)
    – No. 2: Komm in den totgesagten park (Allegretto)
    – No. 3: Du schlank und rein (Moderato ma appassionato) | audio | video

Arrangements

  • Aria and Fughetta in three parts for keyboard instrument (2020)
    based on Johann Sebastian Bach’s aria Drum schließ ich mich in deine Hände, BWV 229
    5 minutes | sheet music | MIDI
  • Max Reger: Nachtlied for solo piano (2019)
    Piano transcription of the choral song Die Nacht ist kommen, Op. 138 No. 3
    4 minutes | sheet music | audio
  • Eleni Era: Two Ballads for mixed chorus (2019)
    Five-part arrangements of two songs by Eleni Irakleous
    7 minutes | sheet music
    Beautiful Moon (Andante lucente)
    Big Star (Allegretto tranquillo)
  • Nikolai Medtner: Atonement for voice and piano (2018)
    Jazz ballad on themes from the Piano Sonata in C major, Op. 11 No. 3
    Lyrics by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, transl. Edgar Alfred Bowring
    3 minutes | leadsheet
  • Schlandesleid for string quartet (2017)
    Hymn paraphrase after the 2nd movement from Joseph Haydn’s Quartet, Op. 76 No. 3
    2 minutes | sheet music
  • ABBA: Six Songs from the musical Mamma Mia (2015)
    Arrangements for solo voice, orchestra, and drum section
    25 minutes | sheet music
    I Have A Dream (Easy Ballad-Style)
    Money Money Money (Steady Four)
    Mamma Mia (Moderate Steady Four)
    Dancing Queen (Strong Rock)
    Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (Moderate Disco)
    Voulez-vous (Disco)
  • Three German Folk Songs for three female voices (2014)
    Settings of tunes by Friedrich Silcher and Wilhelm von Zuccalmaglio
    7 minutes | sheet music
    – No. 1: Wenn alle Brünnlein fließen (Munter)
    – No. 2: Vöglein im hohen Baum (Lieblich)
    – No. 3: Die Blümelein, sie schlafen (Sanft)
  • Duo per violini ovvero Sonata da chiesa for two violins and thoroughbass (2013)
    Trio sonata movement on a partimento by Fedele Fenaroli
    4 minutes | sheet music | MIDI
  • Billy Joel: Lullabye for mixed chorus (2012)
    Four-part reduction of a six-part arrangement by Philip Lawson
    4 minutes | sheet music
  • Der Mond ist aufgegangen for mixed chorus (2011)
    Four-part setting of a tune by Johann Abraham Peter Schulz
    Lyrics by Matthias Claudius
    2 minutes | sheet music | audio
  • George Gershwin: Preludilemma. A vocal embarrassment for mixed chorus (2010)
    Arrangement of the Prelude for piano No. 2 with new text underly
    5 minutes | sheet music
  • Johannes Brahms: Wie rafft ich mich auf in der Nacht (2008)
    Piano part of the song, Op. 32 No. 1, arranged for wind quintet
    nach Worten von August von Platen
    4 minutes | sheet music | audio
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Two Preludes for chamber orchestra (2007)
    Instrumentation of two pieces from the 24 Preludes for piano, Op. 34
    4 minutes | sheet music
    – No. 10 in C sharp minor (Moderato non troppo)
    – No. 24 in D minor (Allegretto)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Andante for flute and piano (2001)
    Arrangement of the 2nd movement from the Piano Concerto, Op. 102
    5 minutes | sheet music | audio

Sheet music (full scores and parts) are available from IMSLP or upon request.
Recordings are also available on SoundCloud and YouTube.