...works
SOLO PIANO
  • Fantasy Nocturne 8´ (Trouvere Music & Audio)
  • Fifty Etudes: Books 1-4 (Galaxy/ECS)
  • Lyric Moment 4:30´ (Trouvere Music & Audio)
  • Prelude, Allegretto and Toccata (Trouvere Music & Audio)
  • Suite for Piano (Trouvere Music & Audio)
  • Three Interludes, 1953 (Trouvere Music & Audio)

    See Donald Waxman educational publications in the PIANO PEDAGOGICAL section of this website

    PIANO ENSEMBLE
  • Arabesques piano four-hands (ECS/Galaxy)
  • Arabesques and Ostinato two pianos 10:30´ (ECS/Galaxy)
    Commissioned by California MTAC; an accessible concert piece of moderate difficulty.
  • Three Marches for Piano Four-Hands 7´ (ECS/Galaxy)
    1. Marche Militaire; 2. Languid Procession; 3. March With Riffs - a colorful concert piece of moderate difficulty.
  • Songs and Dances for Piano Four-Hands 16´ (Trouvere Music & Audio)
    Five movements, alternately melodic and rhythmic; a brilliant four-hand concert suite.
    PIANO ARRANGEMENTS
  • Adagio and Rondo Capriccioso Rage over the Lost Groschen (Beethoven) arranged for piano and orchestra two piano score (ECS/Galaxy)
    A concertino for piano and classical orchestra in two parts: an arrangement of Beethoven’s Adagio for a Musical Clock followed by the familiar piano solo, The Rage Over the Lost Penny. Can be performed for two pianos as well as for piano and orchestra. Excellent material for a Young People’s Concert or as an encore following a concerto.
  • Esurientes Implevit Bonis from the Magnificat (J.S. Bach) arranged for piano four-hands (ECS/Galaxy)
  • Variations on Ah, vous dirai-je, maman (Mozart) arranged piano and orchestra 7´ two piano score (ECS/Galaxy)
    Mozart’s well known set of solo piano variations arranged for piano and small orchestra. A short, original cadenza has been added before the final variation. Excellent repertoire for a Young People’s Concert or can be performed for two pianos.
    INSTRUMENTAL
  • Aubade for Flute, Cello and Piano 4´ (Trouvere Music & Audio)
    Short and dolce, the Aubade was originally written as a wedding piece.
  • Aubade for Flute, Cello and Harp 4´ (Trouvere Music & Audio)
  • Divertimento for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano 29´ (Trouvere Music & Audio)
    Commissioned by the Bennington Composers Forum, the Divertimento is one of the composer’s more frequently performed chamber works. A brilliant concert piece in five movements, the 2nd movement is a serenade for violin and cello; the 3rd movement, a capriccio is for flute, clarinet and piano. The Burleske Finale employs some interior piano textures.
  • Duo Sonatine two alto recorders ARS Edition (ECS/Galaxy)
  • Fantasia for Flute and Piano 7´ (Trouvere Music & Audio)
  • Hommage `a Milhaud for Flute, Clarinet and Horn (Trouvere Music & Audio)
  • Lyric Interlude for Cello and Piano 6:30´ (Trouvere Music &Audio)
  • Montaj flute, violin, piano-four-hands 11´ (Trouvere Music &Audio)
    A single movement concert piece for the very rare combination of flute, violin and piano four-hands; very different sections are combined in a concluding montage.
  • Preludes, Canons and Inventions string trio 27´ (Trouvere Music & Audio)
  • Quartet for Piano and Strings 21´ (ECS/Galaxy)
    Premiere at the New York Composers Forum by the Beaux Arts Quartet and the composer’s wife, Jho Waxman; a substantial addition to the piano quartet repertoire.
  • Scherzi Musicali for Cello and Piano 13:30´ (ECS/Galaxy)
    Three fast scherzos, each unique; a virtuoso work.
  • Serenade and Fantasia violin and piano 11:30´ (Trouvere Music & Audio)
  • Suite for Flute, Oboe and Cello 21´ (Trouvere Music & Audio)
    Commisioned by the Huntingdon Trio: 1. March Caprice; 2. Serenade; 3. Reprise; 4. Night Song; 5. Toccata , Chorale. The finale pays homage to Bach.
  • Suite from Moby Dick string quartet 25´ (Trouvere Music & Audio)
    Incidental music for a New York staged rendition of Melville’s Moby Dick originally written for string quartet; five colorful, descriptive movements arranged as a concert suite.
  • Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon 19´ (ECS/Galaxy)
  • Trio for Two Flutes and Piano 27:30´ (Trouvere Music & Audio)
  • Variations on a Waltz of Diabelli violin, clarinet, cello and piano 22´ (Trouvere Music & Audio)
    Commissioned by Florida MTA, this intense and virtuoso set of variations is based on a simple piano duet of Anton Diabelli
    VOCAL
  • Elegies for Tenor and String Quartet 16´ (Trouvere Music & Audio)
    Settings of elegiac poems by Shelley, Landor, Henley and Tennyson.
  • Four Pastorals for Soprano and Piano 14:30´ (Trouvere Music & Audio)
    Four emotionally varied settings of poems by Thomas Hardy.
  • Four Songs of the Seasons terzetti for solo soprano, alto and tenor 10:30´ (Trouvere Music& Audio)
    Settings of Walther von der Vogelweide, Peele, Rilke and Campion, each descriptive of one of the four seasons.
  • Love Songs for Soprano, Violin and Piano 14´ (ECS/Galaxy)
    Four highly contrasting settings of verses by Rilke, Herrick and Hardy.
  • Tandaradei soprano and piano (Trouvere Music & Audio)
    Setting of a wistful love poem by the 14th century poet, Oswald von Wolkenstein.
  • The 23rd Psalm and Jonah’s Prayer from the Belly of the Whale from Psalms and Supplications tenor and piano (Trouvere Music & Audio)
    An arrangement for tenor and piano of the original tenor solo orchestral work. (see also under Orchestra)
    CHORAL
  • A Cantata of Celebrations SATB chorus, children’s chorus, alto and baritone soloists, chamber orchestra: fl, ob, hn, strings 22´ (Trouvere Music & Audio)
    Large scale choral work celebrating love, music, the joys of childhood and the glory of God with verses by Strode, Whittier, Marlowe and Waxman.
  • Burgundian Noels mixed chorus, a cappella (ECS)/Galaxy)
    Contemporary treatment of 16th century French noels; premiered by the Gregg Smith Singers.
    Also available separately (SATB unless otherwise noted):
    1. O, Shepherds, Leave Your Sheep (Laissez paiste vos bestre) SSAATB
    2. I Hear the Minstrels In Our Street (J’entends par notre rue) SATB + ST soli
    3. Arise, Ye Shepherds, Hurry Along (Promptement, levez -vous, mon voisin)
    4. Then At Nidnight Came the Light (A minuit fut fait in reveil)
    5. O, Let Us Sing, I Pray You (Chantons nous, je vous prie)
  • English Noels mixed chorus, a cappella (ECS/Galaxy)
    Contemporary treatment of five familiar English carols
    Also available separately (SATB unless otherwise noted):
    1. Green Growth the Holly
    2 God Send You a Happy New Year SAATBB + ST soli
    3. The Boar’s Head
    4. Coventry Carol
    5. Wassail Song SA a 3, TB a 3 +B solo
  • Eight Thomas Hardy Songs mixed chorus, a cappella 16:30´ (ECS/Galaxy)
    Premièred and recorded by the Gregg Smith Singers; a highly colorful and varied choral cycle needing a skilled a cappella chamber choir.
    Also available separately (SATB unless otherwise noted):
    1. Let Me Enjoy
    2. Waiting Both SSAA
    3. First or Last
    4. The Reminder SSATTBB
    5. I Need Not Go
    6. The Ballad Singer
    7. On a Midsummer Eve
    8. To a Joyful Lady Singing SATB + SATB soli
  • Even During War Moments of Delicate Peace mixed chorus, tenor solo and piano 8´ (Trouvere Music & Audio)
    A setting of verses from Letters To the Front, written during the 2nd World War by the outstanding American poet, Muriel Rukeyser. The work needs a skilled chamber choir and a tenor soloist.
    ORCHESTRA
  • A Quint of Carols 2222+bar. sax 3231 timp perc (2) strings 15´ (ECS/Galaxy)
    Each of the five carols is expanded into the characteristic movements of a suite: God Rest Ye Merry’ Gentlemen bcomes a fast procession; The First Nowell, a lullaby, The Boar’s Head, a rollicking burlesca the Coventry Carol, a plaintive lament and the Wassail Song , a gigue-like, boisterous finale. An unusual symphonic Christmas suite that mixes the old and the new in an original way.
  • Announcement for Orchestra 3333 3331 timp perc piano strings 9´ (Trouvere Music &Audio)
    Commissioned by the Lynn University Conservatory for its 2012 New Music Festival. Announcement is an exuberant overture in which the piano has an important role.
  • Fanfare for St. Paul’s fl, ob, hn, strings 2:30´ (Trouvere Music &Audio)
  • Overture to Serenade Concertante for chamber orchestra 1111 hn strings 11´ (Trouvere Music & Audio)
  • Paris Overture 3222 2221 timp perc strings ( Trouvere Music & Audio)
  • Psalms and Supplications tenor and chamber orchestra 2222 2 horns, strings 14´ (Trouvere Music & Audio)
    Written for the Tercentennial of the first Jewish settlement in America, the four movements the work are: 1. Evening Prayer from the Day of Atonement, 2. The 23rd Psalm, 3. The 24th Psalm and 4. Jonah’s Prayer from the Belly of the Whale.
  • Psalms and Supplications (expanded version) tenor, small chorus and orchestra 20´ (Trouvere Music & Audio)
    The expanded version of Psalms and Supplications adds a chamber chorus to the ensemble and adds a new movement, Sephardic Evening Prayer.
    ORCHESTRAL ARRANGEMENTS
  • Adagio and Rondo Capriccioso Rage Over the Lost Groschen (Beethoven) arranged for piano and chamber orchestra fl, 2 ob, 2hn, strings (ECS/Galaxy)
    A concertino for piano and classical orchestra in two parts: an arrangement of Beethoven’s Adagio for a Musical Clock followed by the familiar piano solo, The Rage Over the Lost Penny. Excellent material for a Young People’s program or as an encore following a concerto.
  • Variations on Ah, vous dirai-je, maman (Mozart) arranged for piano and chamber orchestra fl, 2ob, 2hn (ECS/Galaxy)
    Mozart’s well known set of solo piano variations arranged for performance with a small orchestra. A short, original cadenza has been added before the final variation. Excellent repertoire for a Young People’s Concert.
    TEXT
  • A Dance Pageant co-written with Wendy Hilton (ECS/Galaxy)
    The publication, a collaboration between the composer and the well known baroque dancer and dance historian, the late Wendy Hilton, explains how the movements of 17th and 18 century keyboard suites: the courante, sarabande, minuet, gavotte and gigue were danced in 17th and 18th century palace ballrooms. With knowledge of the step patterns and choreographies of these dances, performers of baroque and renaissance keyboard and instrumental suites should be able to play the individual movements with a greater sense of style and feeling for their dance origins. The text is lavishly illustrated with engravings of the period showing solo and ballroom dancers. The anthology includes 40 keyboard dances by Purcell, Bach, Couperin, Rameau and others.
    PUBLISHER INFORMATION
  • ECS/Galaxy:
    Galaxy Music Corporation, a division of ECS Publishing.
    Tel. (800) 647-2117
    www.ecspublishing.com

  • Trouvere Music & Audio:
    5667 Wind Drift Lane, Boca Raton, FL 33433
    Tel. (561) 715-8395
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