|Neely Bruce Music||
A BRIEF DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF HIS COMPOSITIONS
REVISED AND EXPANDED AUGUST 2006
This catalogue is presented by genre, and in reverse chronological order. The year of composition is given in parentheses near the end of each entry. No attempt has been made to catalogue all of the music for church services, which includes dozens of short anthems, miscellaneous psalm settings, brief responses, etc., as well as mass settings for congregational use and short organ pieces; I estimate there are at least two hundred such items, enough to require a separate catalogue. My many compositions on sacred texts that are suitable for concert performance (as well as use in church) are of course included. Also excluded from this listing are juvenilia (i.e., compositions written between the ages of nine and twelve and some high school and undergraduate compositions of no particular interest), and most lost and unfinished works. Works in progress are included, however, and are listed in the year they were begun, except for unfinished operas, which are described in Appendix One. Important performances of recent works are occasionally mentioned within the descriptive commentary; no attempt is made to give a complete performance history of my output.
At the suggestion of numerous readers of earlier versions of this catalogue, approximate timings of each work are given in boldface, just after the year of composition. The reader is warned that many of these compositions are flexible with respect to time elapsed in performance; for this and other reasons, these timings are intended only as suggestions. No timings are given for the film scores and most of the incidental music for plays, since the music is not continuous and can vary from twenty to forty-five minutes or more.
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