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Joseph L. Rivers


Composer, College Professor


Buffalo Run, for orchestra, 2013, commissioned by the Tulsa Youth Symphony Orchestra

Wahzhazhe, An Osage Ballet, 2012, commissioned by the Indian Dance, LLC

Oklahoma Peoples in Trial and Triumph, Symphony No. 2, commissioned by the Signature Symphony of Tulsa, 2011

Midsummer Night's Dream, soundtrack album, 2011

Midsummer Night's Dream, film score (director Bo Bergstrom), 2010

Nuova Avventura, original music album, 2010

Brother Man, film score (director Nathan McLeod), 2008.

Echoes of War-Visions of Peace, Symphony No. 1, commissioned and premiered by the Signature Symphony recorded by the Czech Philharmonic and to be released by ERMMedia in 2009 on its Masterworks of the New Era series

Selected for the 2007 Oklahoma Commissioned Composers Award by the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association for his Trio for Violin, Violoncello and Piano celebrating Oklahoma state centennial and native Oklahoma

If All Danes Were Jews, incidental music to the play by Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Original American opera entitled Prairie Dreams, about Oklahoma during pioneer days

Tempests Round Us Gather, for mixed chorus and piano, commissioned in conjunction with the Smithsonian American Museum of Art exhibition in Tulsa, "The Gilded Age"

Will Rogers Self-Portrait, commissioned for Will Rogers Heritage, Inc., Claremore, OK

The Exile's Return, an orchestral ballet in five scenes, premiered by the Mid-Illinois Ballet

Lonely People of the Osage, choral work about the Osage people near Tulsa


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