Other  professional activities

Prizes

                        ·  winner,2002 PERRY AWARD for outstanding sound design (USA)

                        ·  winner of two National Prize in Romania,1979 (for interpretation

                            and  composition);

                        ·  a Honored Mention for composition (1992) in Great Britain;

                        ·  member of the Jury (1990-1994) at the International  Composition Contest

                           Turin, Italy.  

Memberships

- SIAE (Italian Society of Authors and Editors), Italy  

- AMTA (American Music Therapy Association), USA

- The New York Academy of Sciences, USA

List  of  Works

Abbreviations

  C =  commissioned   /  F =  first  performance  /  P =  published  by   /  R = recorded\ broadcasted by

US =  USA  /  I =  Italy  /  CH  =  Switzerland  /  D =  Germany  /  RO  =  Romania

 

NOTE:  The works composed for therapy goals (Music Integrative NeuroTherapy) are not listed.

 

  SOLO  INSTRUMENT

1. INCANTATIO  (1978)   solo trombone

F : 1978, Bucharest (RO ) ; Graur, trb

R : 1979, Romanian National Radiotelevision ; Graur, trb

  2.  QUO  VADIS ?  (1981)   solo trombone

F : 1981, Ancona (I ) ;  Graur, trb

P : 1991,  BERBEN  Editions  (I )

3. EPIPNOIA  (1982)  solo  violin

4. HOMMAGE  A  BORGES  (1982)  solo  harpsichord

C :  the soloist

F :  1982, Ludwigschaffen  (D ) ;  Stegarescu, harpsichord

5. TRISTIA  (1991)  solo  bass clarinet

F : 1997,Perugia (I ) ;  Arbonelli, bass clarinet

6. SOLO  SAX  SUITE   (1992)  solo  soprano  sax

P :  1995, TIRRENO  GRUPPO  EDITORIALE  ( CH/I ) 

7.     ICARO - UN’ ELEGIA   (1998)   solo  bass clarinet

 C:  the soloist

 F:  1998,Tirana (Albania); Arbonelli ,bass clarinet

8. SONATINA (2004) solo organo

F: 2007,Turin International Organ Festival; Nosetti, organo   

 

DUO

1.  CANTI  D’ESILIO  INTERIORE   (1982)   soprano / piano  (Lyrics : Bollatto ; in  Italian )

F : 1986,Milan  (I) ;  Castello, sopran / Ruzza, piano

2.  A  LA  RECHERCHE  DU  SENS  PERDU…   (1983)     trombone / tape

F :  1986, Milan (I ) ;  Graur, trb

3.   TRE  CANTI  BIZANTINI   (1986)  trombone / organ

F :  1986,Turin (I) ; Nosetti,organ /  Graur, trb

P :  1991,  BERBEN  Editions (I)

4.   LAMENTATIO   JEREMIAE  PROPHETAE   (1984)   trombone /  organ

F : 1986,  Turin (I) ;  Nosetti,organ  /  Graur,  trb

P :  1991,  BERBEN  Editions  (I )

5.     AFORISMI   (1983)   two  pianos – version for piano and orchestra (1998)

6.   JEU  SECOND  (1989)   trombone / piano

F : 1990,Casale (I) ; Vasilache, piano / Graur, trb

R : 1994, Romanian National Radiotelevision  (RO ) ;  Manoleanu, piano / Graur, trb

P :  1991,  BERBEN  Editions  (I )

7.  MIRRORS   (1992)   soprano / tape   (lyrics : Poe ; in English

                                       Also for soprano/ 3 clarinets / 2 percussion

TRIO

1.  TRIO   (1992)  bass  clarinet / trombone /  piano

C :  Trio  GALENZ  (I )

F :  1994,  Bucharest (RO ) ;  Petrescu,bass clar. /  Graur, trb /  Manoleanu, piano

2.   ANTIMEMORIA    (1997)  soprano / flutes / clarinets    (lyrics : Graur ; in  Italian )

C :  trio  Rigacci / Arbonelli /  Ceccomori  (I )

3. BAGATELLA (2007) Violin, Trombone, Piano

 

QUARTET

1.  STRING  QUARTET     (1973)

2.  TROMBONE  QUARTET    (1974)

F  :  1975,  Bucharest  (RO) ;  Graur  Trombone  Quartet

3.   EUCLIDIANA   (1987)    soprano / clarinet / trombone / piano   

                                                              (lyrics : Stanescu / Graur – Italian version)

F : 1994, Bucharest (RO) ; Manoleanu, sop / Mocioc, clar / Graur, trb / Manoleanu, piano

R : 1994,  Romanian National  Radiotelevision

4.  PRELUDIO  E  TOCCATA   (1987)    clarinet  quartet

C :  Arbonelli  Quartet

F : 1988, Matera (I); Arbonelli Quartet

P :  1991,  BERBEN  Editions  (I)

R : on CD MPS 005  (UK) ;  NAMASTE   Clarinet  Quartet

 

5.  TRE  MINIATURE   (1993)   junior  string  quartet

C :  dr. Catherine  Gerson, CPSM – Queens Coll.,New York

F :   1995, New York (USA) ; pupils from CPSM- Queens Coll. NY

P :   1996,  TIRRENO  GRUPPO  EDITORIALE  (CH/ I)

6.   TROMBONCINO  SUITE  (1998)   trombone  quartet

7.  DIVERTIMENTO A QUATTRO (2001) three violins and piano

8.   INCANTATIO IV ( 2007) percussion quartet

 

QUINTET

1.  BRASS   QUINTET  #  1    (1978)

2.  BRASS   QUINTET  #  2    ( 1988)

P : 1991,  BERBEN  Editions  (I)

3.  BRASS  QUINTET   #  3    (1995)

4.  MONOLOGO    (1989)   soprano / string quartet    

                                                                             (lyrics : Graur – in Italian)

5.  DIARIO  MINIMO   (1994)   soprano / clarinet  quartet 

                                                                   (lyrics : Vijeu/Graur – Italian version)

C :  International Festival “MUSICA  2 000”  Ancona (I)

F :  1996, Ancona (I) ; Squillari, sop /  NAMASTE  Clarinet Quartet

6.     TUBICINIA- SUITE ON MEDIEVAL ANTHEMS (1999) brass quintet

 

CHAMBER  ENSEMBLE

1.   CONCERTO  GROSSO  #  1  (1980)             fl /cl / fg / hn /tp /trb / 3 perc.

C :  Romanian  National  Radio Chamber  Orchestra

F :  1981, Bucharest (RO) ; Romanian National Radio Chamber  Ensemble /  Soare, conductor

R :  1981,  Romanian National  Radiotelevision (RO)

2.   CONCERTO  GROSSO  #  2  (1988)      fl / hb / cl / fg / hn / tp / trb / tu /  2 perc.

3.  LAUDAE  (1987)     m.sop /  2 fl  /  2 hb / 2 cl /  2 fg /  2hn        

                                                                (lyrics :  The Bible – Psalms / Latin version)

4.  CONCERTO GROSSO # 3 (2003) cl/ Bass cl/ Alto sax/ Tenor sax/ Baritone sax/ 2 tp/ hn/ trb/ tu/ vibrafono +temple  blocks (1 player)/ 2 vn/ vla/ vc

 

5. QUODLIBET (2003) 2tp/ 2hn/ trb/ tu (alternate parts for hn1= tp3rd  and hn2= trb 2nd)

6. CONCERTO GROSSO # 4 (2006) eight percussionists

 

SOLO   AND  ORCHESTRA  /  CHAMBER  ENSEMBLE

1.   CONCERTO   for  trombone  and chamber orchestra     (1995)

C :  Romanian National Radio Chamber Orchestra

F :  1996, Bucharest (RO) ;  Graur, trb /  Brancusi, conductor /  Romanian National Radio Chamber  Orchestra

R : 1996, Romanian National Radiotelevision  (same  performers)

 

2.   CONCERTO  for Tuba  and  chamber  ensemble   ( 1991)

 

3.   SQUARTAMENTO    (1984)    solo Bass /  mixed  choir / symphonic  orchestra

                                                                             (lyrics : The Bible – in Italian)

4.   PSALM   79   (1996)   solo Bass /  female choir / chamber  ensemble     

                                                                             (lyrics : the Psalm – in English)

5. CONCERTO for Bass Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra (1999)

     

6. PATER NOSTER (2003) solo Baritone / string quartet

                                                                   (Lyrics: The Lord Prayer- in Latin)

7. BURLESCA (2006) solo Piano and Concert Band

ORCHESTRA

1.  SINFONIA   (1975)    full orchestra

2.  PANTA  REI     (1982)  full  orchestra

3.  ICONS  FOR  A  REQUIEM   (1986)    full  orchestra

4.  THRENODY     (1992)   string  orchestra

5. SINFONIA 2 (2006) full orchestra

6. A Chalmerian Poem (2010) chamber orchestra

 

 CHOIR   (a  cappella  /  with  instruments )

 

1.  PSALM   79    (1986)  mixed  choir  a  cappella       

                                              (lyrics: the Psalm – in Latin)

2.  MAGNIFICAT   (1988)    soli  SATB / mixed  choir /  two  organs      

                                              (lyrics : the Bible – in Latin)

3.  TRISTI   MADRIGALI     (1983)  mixed  choir  a  cappella     

                                              (lyrics : Bollatto – in Italian)

4.  MISSA  “ In  Memoriam  Victimae  Romaniae”      (1990)   mixed  choir  a  cappella

                                              (lyrics : the Mass – in Latin)

5.     LOVE  SONGS     (1997)     mixed  chamber  choir / 2  tp /  2 trb / bass  trb.

                                               (Lyrics : The Song of Salomon- in English)

6.     MELISMA   (1998)   mixed  choir  and orchestra

7.     COLINDA  (1998)  mixed choir and strings 

                                     (Lyrics : Romanian traditional Christmass carol)

C : Ensemble d’Harmonie de Val Susa (I)

F : 1998, Bardonecchia (I) ; Ensemble d’Harmonie de Val Susa ,Orchestra Feminile di Torino;Michetti,cond.

8.    SUITA  NATALIZIA  (1998)  mixed choir and strings

                                    (Lyrics: traditional European Christmass Songs)

C: Ensemble d’Harmonie de Val Susa (I)

F : 1998,Bardonecchia (I); Ensemble d’Harmonie de Val Susa,Orchestra Feminile di Torino,Michetti,cond.

 

  9. REQUIEM (2006) soli (SATB) mixed choir (SATB) 13 instruments lyrics in Latin

      F: 2012, Timisoara (RO),International Organ Festival "TIMORGELFEST";

     Iuga (s),Szlahotka (ms),Zah (t), Simboteanu (b), Bompa (organ), Todea (choir conductor),

     Choir and Orchestra of the State Philarmonic Timisoara,

     Graur,cond.

 

BAND

1.  SUITA    ROMENA  (1993)   large  band

F : 1993,  Turin  (I) ;  City Band /  Graur, conductor

 

2.  VENARIA   (1997)  medium  band

3.  LA  MANDRIA  (1997)   medium  band

4.   VALENTINO  (1997)   medium band

 

MUSICAL  STORIES  AND  FAIRY  TALES

1.  “ I  MUSICANTI  DI  BREMA”   (1981)  trb / piano /  speaker     (story : brothers  Grimm – in Italian)

C :  Amici della Musica Assoc. Novara (I)

F :  1981, Novara (I); Graur, trb /  Veggiotti, piano / speaker

 

2.  “ LA  CODA  DI  VOLPE”  (1982)   piano /  Orff  instruments / speaker        (story : Bollatto – in Italian)

C :  Amici della Musica Assoc. Novara (I)

F :  1982, Novara (I); Mancuso, piano / students from the local high school

 

3.  “ LA  PICCOLA  SCINTILLA”    (1983)   clar / trb / double  bass /  piano / speaker      (story : Bollatto – in Italian)

C : Amici della Musica Assoc. Novara (I)

F :  1983, Novara  (I) ;  Alliberti, clar /  Gianetti, double bass / Graur, trb / Mora, piano /  speaker

 

4. “ LE DODICI FATE” ( The Twelve Fairies) (1999)  chamber orchestra (tape) and speaker (story: Romanian Folklore, in Italian by Graur

 F: 1999, Torino (I); Graur (speaker) + tape

 

5. “ THE GIRL IN VIA FLAMINIA’ (2002) original music/ stage music (tape)

C: Teaneck New Theatre Company (USA)

F: 2002, Teaneck, NJ (USA)

P: 2002 PERRY Award (USA) for outstanding sound design

 

TRANSCRIPTIONS , ARRANGEMENTS ,  OTHER

1.  T.  ALBINONI  :  CANTATA   “ CHE  NE  DICI ?”    (1987)    soprano / organo

realization  of the thorough  bass /  redacted

C :  International  Organ  Festival  Biella (I)

F :  1987,  Biella (I);  Takashi, sop / Duella, organ

 

2. T. ALBINONI  : CANTATA “ IO  CHE  PER  COLPA”  (1987)       soprano / organo

realization of the thorough bass / redacted

C : International  Organ  Festival  Biella  (I)

F : 1987, Biella (I) ; Takashi, sop / Duella, organ

 

3. T. ALBINONI  : SUITA  op.3 n°6   (original for 2 violins / continuo)     (1988)

transcribed in E b and arranged for Trumpet, Trombone and String Orchestra

also for Clarinet / Trombone/ String Orchestra (1998)

 

4. T.ALBINONI  :  SUITA  op3 n° 5  (original for 2 violins / continuo)     (1996)

transcribed in f  and arranged for Flute / Clarinet / String orchestra

C :  Assisi International Festival (I)

F :  1997, Assisi (I);  Ceccomori, fl / Arbonelli, cl / CPSM Queens Coll. String Orc. / Eisman, conductor

 

5.  3 PIECES by Frescobaldi, Andrea and Giovanni  Gabrielli (1990)  2 tp / 2 hn / 2 trb

transcribed  and arranged

C : Festival  International du Geneve (CH)

F : 1990, Geneve, (CH); European Ensemble Antidogma  Turin /  Ferrari, conductor

 

6.  SEI  CANTI  POPOLARI  PIEMONTESI    (1994)     string quartet /  piano

transcribed  and arranged

C : Associassion  Piemonteisa  Turin (I)

F :  1994, Turin (I) ; Ensemble “Associassion  Piemonteisa”

 

7.  ALBUM  FOR  TROMBONE AND  ORGAN        (1985)

transcriptions and arrangements from Bach, Mozart,Franck, Mascagni, Puccini

F : 1986, Turin (I) ;  Graur, trb / Nosetti, org

P : 1995,  TIRRENO  GRUPPO  EDITORIALE   (CH/I)

 

8.   FIVE  FAMOUS  ARIAS    (1996)    soprano / string orchestra

transcriptions  and  arrangements  from Bellini, Puccini, Rossini

C :  Female  String  Orchestra Turin (I)

F :  1996, Rivarolo (I);  Cegolea, sop / Female String Orchestra Turin

 

9.   BAROQUE     FOR  BAND      (1992)      small / medium / large  band

transcriptions  and arrangements  from  Purcell, Stanley, Haendel, Bach

C:  City  Band  Turin (I)

F : 1992, Turin (I) ; City Band / Graur, conductor

 

10. G.F. HAENDEL :  CONCERTO  in f  (original in  g, for oboe / orchestra)       (1977)

transcribed and arranged for Trombone and String  orchestra

F : 1978, Ploesti  (RO) ; Graur, trb / Ploesti  Chamber Orchestra /  Bonis, conductor

 

11.  3  PIECES  FOR  TROMBONE  AND  STRINGS     ( 1978)

transcriptions and arrangements from J.S.Bach and Saint-Saens

F : 1979, Bucharest (RO); Graur, trb. and conductor /  Bucharest Chamber Orchestra

 

12.   C. FASSO  :  MESSA   in  SOL   (1994) mixed   choir / organ

completed  and revised

C :  Festival “ Piemonte in Musica “  (I)

F :  1994, Biella (I) ;  Novara Mixed Choir /  Duella, organ

 

13.    FIVE  FAMOUS  CHOIRS     (1998)    mixed  choir /  string  orchestra

transcriptions and arrangements   from  Bach, Franck, Saint-Saens, Haendel

C:  Female String  Orchestra Turin (I)

F :  1998, Susa (I) ;  Valsusa Mixed Choir / Female String Orchestra Turin

 

14.    SUITE  from “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky  (1997)   clarinet  quartet

 F:   1998,Perugia (I); NAMASTE  Clarinet Quartet

 P :  1998, BERBEN Editions, Italy

 

15.    A. VIVALDI : CONCERTO in F (original in G,for violin)  (1998)

      transcribed and arranged  for bass clarinet and string orchestra

 

16.  A.PIAZZOLA  : OBLIVION  (1998)  clarinet,string quartet,piano

      F: Perugia (I); Arbonelli (I); CPSM Queens College Ensemble, Stratechuck,cond. (USA)

 

17A.PIAZZOLA : LA MUERTE DEL ANGEL (1998) clarinet,string quartet,piano

      F : Perugia (I); Arbonelli (I); CPSM Queens College Ensemble, Stratechuck,cond. (USA)

 

18.  FIVE PIECES FOR MIXED CHOIR AND STRINGS (1998)

      transcriptions and arrangements from Silcher, Bossi,Piglia,Adam,Somma)

      C : Ensemble d’Harmonies de Val Susa (I)

      F : 1998, Bardonecchia (I); Ensemble d’Harmonies de Val Susa,Orchestra Femminile di   Torino,Michetti,cond.

 

MUSICOLOGY

1.  “ LA  DIASTEMATICA    BIZANTINA”           (1993)

a  study   in  Byzantine  music system and its implications in contemporary music

 C:  the publisher

P :  1996,  EDIZIONI    OTTOCENTO  Editions (I)

 

2.     13  STUDIES  ON  CONTEMPORARY   TECHNIQUE   FOR  TROMBONE

 

3.     COMPOSING FOR HEALING (2003)-part one: Body and Sound

A presentation of the Clinical Music Therapy method developed by the author between 1978- 2003.

 

 Articles  on various musical and musicological subjects  subjects on :

 

“ Il Giornale della Musica “   (I)

“ Musica e Scuola “  (I)

“ Strumenti e Musica “  (I)

“ Muzica”  (RO)

“Neuland”   (D)

  Solo appearances

More than 300 appearances as trombone soloist with :

- symphonic and chamber orchestras in Romania (National Radio Symphony Orch. in Bucharest, orchestras from Brasov, Ploesti, Sibiu, Cluj, Craiova)  and in Italy ("Cimento Barocco" Milan)

-with Organ (Italy, Switzerland) and piano (Romania, Italy)

-as solo performer recital in Romania, Germany, Italy, Greece.

 

  Works commissioned and created

The following composers dedicated their works to A.Graur (soloist)

BADIAN Maya (Canada) BALAN Dan (Romania) BECCACECI  Roberto (Italy) BUCIU  Dan (Romania)

CAZABAN Costin (France) CIOBANU Maia Romania) DUMITRESCOU Iancu (France)

FERRARI Giorgio (Italy) GAVAZZA Giuseppe (Italy) LUPPI Giampaolo (Italy)

NICHIFOR Serban Romania) POPOVICI Doru Romania) VULCU Sorin (Romania)

  The following performers \ ensembles  has commissioned works to A. Graur  (composer):

National Radio Chamber Orchestra Bucharest (Romania)

Amici della Musica Assoc. Novara (Italy)

NAMASTE Clarinet Quartet (Italy)

Delia Stegarescu  (Germany)

European Ensemble Antidogma Musica Turin (Italy)

International Organ Festival Biella (Italy)

International Music Festival Ancona (Italy)

Catherine Gerson (USA)

Orchestra feminile di Torino (Italy)

  Ensemble  experiences

  1990 - 1996 : member of the European Ensemble Antidogma Musica Turin, Italy

Concerts and recordings in Europe

  1985 - 1995 : first trombone with the Mediterranean Symphony Milan,  Italy

Concerts in Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany

  1976- 1981 : first trombone with the Symphony Orchestra Ploesti, Romania

Concerts and recordings in Romania, Germany, Italy

  1973 -1975 / 1978 - 1981 : first trombone with the symphonic orchestras of the

 Romanian National Radio Bucharest

Concerts and recordings .

  1975 - 1976 : second trombone with the Symphony Orchestra Brasov, Romania

Concerts and recordings in Romania, Germany, Italy.

  1978- 1981 : member of the  "Hyperion" Chamber Ensemble Bucharest,Romania

Concerts and recordings in Romania . Two LP's with contemporary music.

  PRESS

  Articles  about my activities appeared on :

  ITALY   - La Stampa (national)

La Repubblica (national)

Corriere  Adriatico  (national)

Strumenti e Musica  (national)

Il Gazzettino di Padova (local)

L'Alassino  (local)

Stampa Sera  (local)

 

ROMANIA  - Romania Libera (national)

Romania Literara  (national)

Luceafarul  (national)

Curierul  (national)

Muzica  (national)

Saptamina  (local)

Panoramic Radio-Tv  (national)

  GERMANY  - Neuland Jahrbuch 1982

USA  - International Trombone Association's Journal

International Society for Contemporary Music's Journal

  Journalist

  press correspondent for FLACARA Publications Company,  CURIERUL NATIONAL, National Radio (Romania)

  Articles, interviews, commentaries on political, economical,cultural and social facts regarding Italy and the European Community.

  Articles on  musicology and on the Music Educational System in  "STRUMENTI  E MUSICA"  and "MUSICA  E SCUOLA"  magazines in Italy