David Felder

SUNY Distinguished Professor

Birge-Cary Chair in Music Composition

Ph.D. University of California at San Diego

116 Slee Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260

tel: (716) 645-0658
fax: (716) 645-3824
Daivd Felder


Below is a list of works, most with audio or video excerpts. Other audio excerpts can be found on SoundCloud and video excerpts on YouTube.

All works, unless indicated otherwise, are published by:

Theodore Presser, Inc.

One Presser Place
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Phone: (610) 525-3636
Fax: (610) 527-7841


Project Schott New York

254 West 31st Street, Floor 15
New York, NY 10001

Phone: (212) 461-6940
Fax: (212) 810-4565

RRRings t{h}RRR(o)u[gh]e

for 8-channel electronics
Commissioned by UCSD Music Department for 70th birthday of Roger Reynolds
~ 2.5'

Memento mori

for 16 voice mixed chorus
Commissioned by Cary Charitable Trust for the New York Virtuoso Singers
~ 10'
Recorded on Albany 1153
Performed by New York Virtuoso Singers
Harold Rosenbaum, conductor

Gone grey

for chamber string orchestra
Commissioned by Musica Vitae, Sweden
~ 15'

Partial [Dis]res[s]toration

for ensemble
Commissioned by Fromm Foundation and NYNME
Recorded on Albany 1153
Performed by New York New Music ensemble
James Baker, conductor


for brass ensemble (13 players), timpani, electric bass
Commissioned by Metallafonico
~ 5'


for brass dectet
arranged with Jon Nelson
~ 5'
Recorded on Albany 1418

In Between

for solo percussion, chamber orchestra
Commissioned by 25th anniversary of June in Buffalo
~ 21'
Recorded on EMF 033
Performed by June in Buffalo Orchestra
Daniel Druckman, percussion
Harvey Sollberger, conductor

a pressure triggering dreams

(1997, rev. 1998)
for orchestra
Commissioned by American Composers Orchestra
Recorded on Mode 89
June in Buffalo Orchestra
Harvey Sollberger, conductor

Three Pieces for Orchestra

(1996, rev. 2008)
for orchestra
Commissioned by Meet the Composer "New Residencies"

Linebacker Music

for orchestra
Commissioned by Meet the Composer "New Residencies"
(excerpt from ending)

Inner Sky

(1994, rev. 1998)
for flute (doubling piccolo, alto, bass), 2 percussionists, piano, strings, computer
Commissioned by The New Millenium Ensemble, SONOR, Indiana University New Music Group with support from the Koussevitzky Foundation and Guggenheim Foundation
Recorded on Albany 1434 and Albany 1418
Performed by Slee Sinfonietta
Mario Caroli, flute
Brad Lubman, conductor
Performed at June in Buffalo 2009

Canzone XXXI

for 2 trumpets, horn, trombone, bass trombone
Commissioned by The American Brass Quintet with support from the Fromm Foundation
~ 7'
Recorded on Bridge 9049 and Albany 1418
Performed by American Brass Quintet

November Sky

for flute (doubling piccolo, alto, bass)
can be presented as media work with video walls
Commissioned by N.E.A. and Rachel Rudich
~ 17'
Recorded on Bridge 9049
Performed by Rachel Rudich

Six Poems from Neruda's Alturas...

(1990-92, rev. 1998)
for orchestra
Commissioned by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra with New York State Council for the Arts and N.E.A.
Recorded on Mode 89
Performed by June in Buffalo Orchestra
Magnus Martensson, conductor

Passageways IIa

for ensemble
Commissioned by De Ijsbreker, Amsterdam