Laura Kaminsky, New York-based composer of contemporary chamber, vocal, and orchestral music, with social-political topics like environment and war

List of Works by Genre or Instrumentation

Opera

As One, multi-media chamber opera (for mezzo-soprano, baritone, string quartet; with digital film; co-librettists: Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed; film: Kimberly Reed) (2014)

"As One" multi-media chamber opera

Ashley Cutright and Luis Alejandro Orozco in the Urban Arias production of As One.

Orchestra

Oboe Concerto (2014; commissioned by Buffet Group Wind Instruments for the Orchestra of St. Luke’s)
Piano Concerto (2011; Koussevitzky Commission for Ursula Oppens and the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic)
Night Storm for string orchestra (or string quintet) (2010)
Terra Terribilis: Concerto for Three Percussionists and Orchestra (2008; commissioned by the Westchester Philharmonic)
Spiritlines for string orchestra and piano (2006)

String Quartet

Rising Tide (2012)
Cadmium Yellow (2010)
American Nocturne (2009)
Monotypes (2005)
Transformations II (2002)
Transformations (2000)
Twilight Settings for soprano, string quartet and percussion (1988)

Solo: Piano

Fantasy (2010)
Calendar Music (2008)
Music for Artur (2006)
Danza Piccola (2002)
Triftmusik (1991)
Fred’s Piece (1989)

Solo: Other Instruments

Until a Name for flute (2003)
Blast for French horn (2009)
Elegy for the Silenced Voice for trumpet (1995)
The Great Unconformity for cello (2010)
Isole from L’arcipelago delle delizie for cello (2005)
Spirit Lost and Found for guitar (1995)

Duos

202-456-111 for flute and piano (2017)
undercurrent
 for violin and piano (2015)
Wave Hill
 for violin and piano (2009)
Duo for violin and piano (2006)
Duo for flute and piano (2006)
Music for Thelma for violin and piano (2005)
Duo for cello and piano (2003)
Interpolations on Utopia Parkway for oboe and piano (1993)
It Comes and It Goes for flute and guitar (1990)
Whence It Comes for cello and percussion (1990)
Just Here, Sitting Now for clarinet and piano (1988)
A Dream Revisited for flute and percussion (1984)

Mixed Chamber Ensemble

Dreaming Absinthe for flute, oboe, 2 guitars, violin and cello (2015)
Deception for clarinet, violin, cello, piano (2014)
Homage to Havel for flute, oboe, 2 guitars, violin and cello (2013)
Catastrophe for flute, oboe, 2 guitars, violin and cello (2012)
Horizon Lines for oboe, bassoon and piano with film (2011)
Inlets for flute, cello and piano (2011)
Piano Trio (2007)
Cadenza Variations for woodwind quintet (2004)
Runaway Anemone for mandolin and guitar (2003)
The Full Range of Blue for flute, clarinet, violin and cello (2001)
River Music for flute, piano and percussion (2000)
Vukovar Trio for violin, cello and piano (1999)

Chamber Music with Voice

Aluta Continua for soprano, flute and harp (1996)
And Trouble Came: An African AIDS Diary for narrator, viola, cello and piano (1993)
Proverbs of Hell for soprano, marimba and piano (1989)
Twilight Settings for soprano, string quartet and percussion (1988)
Nightpiece for Tenor, Flute, Clarinet, Cello and Piano (1985)

Songs

Right To Life for mezzo-soprano and piano (2016)
Right To Life for baritone and piano (2016)
Five Songs on Texts by Fauset and Grimké for tenor or baritone and piano (2013)
Rise, My Love for medium or high voice and piano (2003)
Whitman Songs for baritone and piano (1992)

Choral

For Lee Krasner for treble voices (2005)
The Seasons for treble voices (2003)
Libra for Chorus (SATB) (2002)