Composer

“Sensitive composer and serious conductor”
Lukas Foss

“Produces compositions that are clearly heard and beautifully conceived, with rich harmonic vocabulary, elegant melodic sense and satisfying, complete forms.”
Richard Cornell

 

Scores and parts available at Subito Music
Title Instrumentation  Duration  Date
Landscapes Dectet (double woodwind quintet) 12:00 2019
Introduzione e Siciliana Orchestra (2,2,2,2, 2 hns, 2 tpts, timp, strings)  7:10 2017
A Corner of Paradise Brass Quintet 9:55 2016
Fleeting Piano 7:00 2016
Tempo Verra’ Baritone, violin, horn, piano
Text by Giacomo Leopardi
12:00 2015
Fiori Francescani SATB soloist clarinet, violin, violoncello, piano
Text by St. Francis of Assisi
28:00 2014-15
L’Infinito Voice and piano
Text by Giacomo Leopardi
10:30 2012
La Leggenda del Coniglio Volante Choir and piano 4:00 2006
Mottetti Secolari SATB Choir 3:00 2005
A Raucous Storm SATB Choir with piano
Text by Sandy Ho
5:00 2004
Divertimento Saxophone quartet SATB 7:00 2000
Two Quasimodo Poems Mezzosoprano, flute, string quartet, contrabass and two percussionists 12:00 1993
rev. 2000
Three Meditations Baritone solo, chorus SATB, orchestra
Text by Kahlil Gibran
18:00 1997-98
Brass Quintet Two trumpets, french horn, trombone, tuba 10:00 1995
Lullaby-bye Violoncello 7:30 1994
Eras, Ares Violoncello 10:00 1994
Prelude-Fantasia for Harp 8:00 1994
Trio Sketches Flute and piccolo, bassoon, and tuba 9′ 1992

Musicians and Ensembles: Yelena Beriyeva, James Demler, Monica Duncan, Maria Ferrante, Freisinger Chamber Orchestra, Neil Godwin, Franziska Huhn, Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet, Hyun-ji Kwon, Sean Lair, Dominick Matsko, Public Works at Harvard University, Red Stick Saxophone Quartet, Klaudia Szlachta, Daniela Tosic, Triton Brass, Pei-yeh Tsai.

Works have been performed nationally and internationally, including across the USA, in Canada, Italy, Finland, and on Italian National Radio, with performances at venues ranging from Merkin Hall (New York City) to Buntrock Hall (Chicago), and various universities, conservatories, and festivals. Michele Caniato has received Fulbright, Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist, and Jasper Whiting Foundation grants, and residencies at Escape to Create (FL), the Adria Conservatory in Italy, and the Weston (MA) Public Schools. He was a finalist in the BMI Foundation/Charlie Parker Composition Competition in New York, semi-finalist for the American Prize (orchestra) and is the recipient of numerous commissions from players, ensembles, and from the Center for Italian Culture at Fitchburg State University.

 

Yelena Beriyeva, piano, 2019

 

Links to recordings are intended to be representative, and do not always display the latest revisions in the printed scores.  Please peruse the internet or check with the composer

 

All music published by Michele Caniato Music (ASCAP)