Audio Excerpts. Click on titles for more info.
Tibetan Cantata: Tse Go La (At the threshold of this life) (2012).Listen to the entire work here.Watch treble choir movements here. More audio and info here.Cantata available at Seeadot Publishing MasterWorks series here. Individual movements for SATB and SSA and perusal scores here
SSAA/SATB choruses, electronics and chamber orchestra
Commissioned by The Mendelssohn Club and Pennsylvania Girlchoir
The Golem Psalms Cantata (2006)
For Sanford Sylvan, baritone, Mendelssohn Club and The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Commissioned by The Mendelssohn Club, Innova Label
Lung-Ta (The Windhorse) (2009)
For large chamber ensemble
Commissioned by Network for New Music
The Rim of Love Cantata (2006)
For soprano, harp, percussion and string orchestra, Disella Larusdottir, soprano, Symphony in C, Rossen Milanov, cond.
Commissioned by Astral
The Long Bright Cantata (2004)
For Hila Plitmann, soprano, treble chorus and orchestra
Commissioned by David Wolman
For violin and chamber orchestra
Commissioned by Orchestra 2001
For viola and piano
Commissioned by Barbara Westphal
For flute, viola and harp
Commissioned by Carol Wincenc
Three Songs for Violin and Double Bass
after poems by Pablo Neruda (1998)
For Heide Sibley and Edgar Meyer
Prayer and Ruth’s Aria from Women of Valor Oratorio (2000)
Hila Plitmann, Gail Dubinbaum, Valerie Harper (narr.) and orchestra
Commissioned by The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony
Watch 25 Years of Andrea Clearfield’s Salon
Short interview with Andrea on Tse Go La cantata
Mendelssohn Club:Tse Go La premiere
“Shar Ki Ri” from Tse Go La cantata with images from Andrea’s treks to Upper Mustang, Nepal
Excerpt from Califia and the Trespassers in collaboration with filmmaker/poet Quintan Ana Wikswo
Meditative scores to short film by Martha Boyden
Andrea is a full-time composer of music for orchestra, opera, chorus, chamber ensembles and multi media collaborations. She has just received the prestigious 2016 Pew Fellowship in the Arts. She was a winner in the Global Premiere Commissioning Competitio to write a new work for percussionist Lee Hinkle and string quartet. Convergence was recently released on Bridge Records to critical acclaim. Convergences: Johannes Brahms & Andrea Clearfield. Read the reviews. Purchase here or Amazon. River Melos was released on Bridge label (“SO-LOW”) with Denise Tryon (Horn, The Philadelphia Orchestra). Andrea was Visiting Composer at Michigan State University and McIllroy Visiting Professor at the University of Arkansas Spring, 2016.
She was awarded 2016 Fellowships from the Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico and Marble House Project and 2015 Fellowships at Blue Mountain Center, Brush Creek Foundation, Hambidge Center, Ragdale and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Other recent residencies include The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Ucross and Copland House where she lived and worked on her first opera in Aaron Copland’s home. The opera, on the life of the 11th C.Tibetan yogi Milarepa, is set to libretto by Jean Claude van Itallie and Lois Walden, commissioned by Gene Kaufman and Terry Eder with developmental assistance from American Lyric Theater.
Recent premieres include That Summer: A Fantasia on Family for the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Choir, Rabsong Shar for soprano and chamber orchestra for the University of Arkansas New Music Ensemble and Sagitta with Mimi Stillman and Gideon Whitehead at the Curtis Institute of Music. Alleluia for Mendelssohn Club in honor of Alan Harler will be published by Boosey & Hawkes this summer in their Conductor’s Choice Catalogue. Andrea is currently working on commissions for the Taos Chamber Music Group, Øystein Baadsvik, tuba, a duo for Jack Unzicker and Martha Walvoord and a chamberwork in honor of Sara Jane and Hendrik Drake.
Califia was a winner in the International Alliance for Women in Music Annual Concert Competition for electroacoustic works. Her oratorio Women of Valor was recorded in April, 2016 by acclaimed vocalists Hila Plitmann and Rinat Shaham and actress Tova Feldshuh with the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony. Her Tibetan cantata Tse Go La is available at See-A-Dot. Selected choral works are published by Boosey & Hawkes including The Kiss and When I am Woman, which will be performed at the Girlchoir National Convention in Philadelphia in July. Click here for Andrea’s upcoming concerts.
Andrea’s Salon, The Salon celebrates 30 Years! A cherished Philadelphia arts tradition and we did it, together – the Salon now has a permanent home!!! A vast community of supporters made a dream come true. Watch the little film that helped it happen…