“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

Title Instrumentation  Duration  Date
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 4:00 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: James Demler, Monica Duncan, Maria Ferrante, Freisinger Chamber Orchestra, Neil Godwin, Franziska Huhn, 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

Michele Caniato is a recipient of the Fulbright Scholar Award, the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant, Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Grant, and five commissions from Center for Italian Culture/Amelia Gallucci-Cirio Endowment at Fitchburg State University. He has been a Resident Fellow in composition at Escape to Create in Seaside, FL, and at the Weston, MA public schools.


All music published by TimelyMuse (ASCAP)