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Air from Harmonia Mundi - Leonid Sigal, violin
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MUSIC FOR ORCHESTRA

Harmonia Mundi: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, 2011

            Commissioned by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra for its concertmaster, Leonid Sigal.

Inno di Mameli (Italian National Anthem) by Michele Novaro, arranged by Stephen Gryc

Passaggi: Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra, 2005

            Commissioned by trombonist Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic.

Evensong for Solo Trumpet and Orchestra, 2000

            Re-orchestration of original work for trumpet and wind ensemble commissioned by

            trumpeter Philip Smith and the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony.

Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Bela Bartok, for Oboe and String Orchestra, 1993

             Arrangement of the work originally for oboe and string quartet  commissioned by oboist

             Humbert Lucarelli (see below under Chamber Music for Strings).

   

Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Bela Bartok, for Soprano Sax and String Orchestra, 1993

            Arrangement of the work originally for oboe and string quartet (see below under 

            Chamber Music for Strings).

A Dance Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, 1989

            Written under a grant for the Connecticut Commission on the Arts.

            Winner of the first Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra Composition Award.  

         

The Moon's Mirror: Three Nocturnes for Flute and Chamber Orchestra, 1985

            Composed for flutist John Wion under a grant from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts.        

   

Neon Night for Large Orchestra, 1984

            Commissioned by the Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra.

Three Alaskan Landscapes for Large Orchestra, 1981-83

            Winner of the 1986 Rudolf Nissim Prize from the ASCAP Foundation.

Wind Machine for Organ and Orchestra, 1978

            Winner of the first annual Grants for Young Composers from ASCAP.

 

MUSIC FOR WIND ENSEMBLES and BANDS

Guignol: Concerto for Bassoon and Small Wind Orchestra, 2016

            Commissioned by the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse for bassoonist Richard Hoenich.

Golden Gate: Three Images for Concert Band, 2015

            Commissioned by a consortium of high school bands and the University of New Mexico.

Concerto for Winds and Percussion, 2012

            Commission by a consortium of university wind ensembles including the

            Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan.

Passaggi: Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble, 2006

            A re-orchestration of the original orchestra version (see above under Music for Orchestra).  

            Commissioned by trombonist Joseph Alessi.

Fly High (Fight Song of the University of Hartford Hawks) for Wind Band, 2001

Las Campanas for Wind Ensemble, 2001

             Commissioned by the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony in memory of Robert Kern.

Evensong for Solo Trumpet and Wind Ensemble, 2000

            Commissioned by trumpeter Philip Smith and the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony.

Masquerade Variations on a Theme of Sergei Prokofiev for Wind Ensemble, 1997

            Commissioned by the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony.

            Winner of the New Music Delaware Prize.

Fire Brigade Volunteers Quick March for Wind Band, 1995

Blue Rider for Symphonic Band, 1993

            Commissioned by the Greater Hartford Youth Wind Ensemble.

 

CHAMBER MUSIC FOR STRINGS, PIANO, AND HARP

Harp of Canaan for Violin, Cello, and Piano, 2019

            Commissioned by the New World Trio.

Runes I: Freyja's Aett for Violin and Guitar, 2018

            Commissioned by the Amaranth Duo

Deep-diving loon for Solo Violin, 2008

           Written in memory of the composer's father, George Gryc.

Deep-diving loon for Solo Viola, 2008

            Arrangement of the work originally for violin (see above).

   

As You Like It: Five Songs from Shakespeare’s Play for Harp, 2007

            Selections from music for the play (see below under Music for the Stage).

String Quartet, 2003

            Commissioned by the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music.

Five Studies On Exotic Scales for Harp, 1999

            Commissioned by the American Harp Society, Connecticut Chapter.

Dances and Nocturnes for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano, 1990

            Commissioned by the New World Ensemble.

 

CHAMBER MUSIC FOR MIXED STRINGS, WINDS, AND PERCUSSION

Dream Vegetables: Six Poems by Maggie Anderson for Reciter, Clarinet, Violin and Marimba, 1997

Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Bela Bartok for Oboe and String Quartet, 1992

            Commissioned by oboist Humbert Lucarelli.

            Winner of the New Music Delaware Prize.

Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Bela Bartok for Soprano Saxophone and String Quartet, 1992

            An arrangement of the work originally for oboe and string quartet (see above).

Romance by Bela Bartok, arranged for Oboe and String Quartet by Stephen Gryc, 1992

            A short piece to be performed as an encore to the Fantasy Variations (see above).

Romance by Bela Bartok, arranged for Soprano Saxophone and String Quartet by Stephen Gryc, 1992

            A short piece to be performed as an encore to the Fantasy Variations (see above).

 

CHAMBER MUSIC FOR WINDS AND PERCUSSION

Guignol: Pantomime for Bassoon, Piano (or Harpsichord), and Drum Set, 2017

            An arrangement of the bassoon concerto listed under Music for Wind Ensembles and Bands.

Musiques pour le Roi Lear by Debussy, orchestrated for Brass and Percussion

            by Stephen Michael Gryc, 2017.

Fanfare in Red and White for Brass and Percussion, 2017

           Composed in honor of Walter Harrison upon his retirement as president of the University of Hartford.

Fanfara Festivo for Six Trumpets and Percussion, 2017

           Arrangement of a cue from Music for King John (see under Music for the Stage).

Rossiniana for Woodwind Octet, 2017

            Arrangement of four pieces from Sins of Old Age by Gioachino Rossini.

Scherzi: Concert Duets for Oboe and English Horn, 2016

            Commission by students of Humbert Lucarelli in celebration of the oboist's eightieth birthday.

Six Romances After Mendelssohn for Ten Wind Instruments, 2013

            Commissioned by the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony.

Fanfara Agitata for Brass Quintet, 2009

            Composed in honor of trumpeter Roger Murtha.

A Pop of the Cork for 2 Piccolos, 4 Flutes, and 2 Alto Flutes, 2007

            Composed in honor of flutist John Wion.

Fanfare: Dawn In The Arden Forest for Six Horns, 2007

            An excerpt from music for Shakespeare's As You Like It (see under Music for the Stage).

Fanfare: Dawn In The Arden Forest for Conical Brass Choir, 2007

            An excerpt from music for Shakespeare's As You Like It (see under Music for the Stage).

Evensong for Trumpet and Piano, 2000

            A piano reduction of the work originally for trumpet and wind ensemble.

Faribault Fanfare for Brass Quintet, 2000

Three Small Resonant Pieces for Alto Saxophone and Piano, 1999

            Commissioned by Carrie Koffman and John Sampen.

Shadowdance for Flute and Piano, 1996

            Commissioned by the National Flute Association as a contest piece for the NFA's

            Young Artists Competition.

Desert Light for Brass Quintet, 1995

            Commissioned by the New Mexico Brass Quintet.

Fanfare for a Noble Rebel for Brass and Percussion, 1995

            Composed for the 350th anniversary of the founding of Farmington, Connecticut.

Three Excursions for Solo Oboe, 1991

            Commissioned by oboist Humber Lucarelli.

Six Mechanicals from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' for Flute, Oboe, and Harpsichord, 1990

            Commissioned by the Trio Bell’Arte.

Music for Tuba and Timpani, 1990

            Commissioned by Rosemary Small in honor of percussionist Alexander Lepak.

A Dance Concerto for Clarinet and Piano, 1989

            Piano reduction of the original orchestral score.

Reflections on a Southern Hymn for Solo Horn, 1988

            Commissioned by hornist Peter Landgren of the Baltimore Symphony.

Delicate Balances for Flute and Guitar, 1988

            Commissioned by the Jacobs/Provost Duo.

Five American Portraits for Five Wind Instruments, 1987

            Commissioned by the Soni Fidelis Wind Quintet.

            Vox Nova Wind Quintet Composition Contest Winner.

Con Sordino for Solo Trombone, 1986

Bamboo Variations for Six Percussionists, 1980

Five Preludes for Flute Alone, 1979

            Winner of the Newly Published Music Award from the National Flute Association.

Two Portraits for Bass Drum, Eight Hands, 1974

 

KEYBOARD MUSIC

Acoustic Aquarium for Toy Piano and Small Percussion, 1995

Land of Steady Habits, A Slow Drag Two-Step for Piano, 1994

Pigs In Clover, A Classic Rag for Piano, 1993

Kandinsky: Six Images for Organ, 1991

            Commissioned by organist Barbara Harbach.

Moon Thoughts: Five Pieces for Young Pianists, 1988

            Commissioned by the Connecticut State Music Teachers Association.

            Winner of the Delius Competition Performance Award.

 

VOCAL MUSIC

As You Like It: Five Songs From Shakespeare’s Play for High Voice and Harp, 2007

            Selections from music for Shakespeare's As You Like It (see under Music for the Stage).

The Red and The White (Alma mater of the University of Hartford) for Chorus, 2001

Two Poems of Henry David Thoreau for Mixed Chorus, 1994

            Winner of the Cascadian Prize.

SACRED MUSIC

Agnus Dei for Choir and Organ, 2002

All Creatures of Our God and King for Mixed Chorus, 1997

            Commissioned by the First Church of Christ, Simsbury, Connecticut for its tercentenary.

Choral Prelude:'Lasst Uns Erfreuen' for Brass and Organ, 1997

            Commissioned by the First Church of Christ, Simsbury, Connecticut for its tercentenary.

Hallelujah for Mixed Chorus and Organ, 1995

            Composed for the 350th anniversary of the founding of Farmington, Connecticut.

The Harvest Dawn Is Near: Hymn for Mixed Chorus and Organ, 1995

            Composed for the 350th anniversary of the founding of Farmington, Connecticut.

Hymn of Thanksgiving for Mixed Chorus, 1995

            Composed for the 350th anniversary of the founding of Farmington, Connecticut.

 

CHILDREN’S MUSIC

Old New England Rhymes for Two-Part Children's Chorus and Piano, 1995

            Composed for the 350th anniversary of the town of Farmington, Connecticut.

            Second Prize, KidSing 2001 Composition Competition.

February Twilight for Two-Part Children's Chorus and Piano, 1992

            Commissioned by the Organization of American Kodaly Educators.

 

MUSIC FOR THE STAGE

Music for Shakespeare’s As You Like It  for Instruments and Voices, 2007

Music for Shakespeare’s King John for 3 Trumpets and 16 Drums, 2006

 

ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Gravity's Revenge for 4-Channel Electronic Tape, 1978

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