Bruce Craig Roter

A Camp David Overture (Prayer for Peace)

Instrumentation3,3,3,3/4,3,3,1/Timp.+3 perc./pf,hp/stgs
Lengthca. 12 min.
Difficultygood college-conservatory to professional
Commentsinspired by the Middle East peace process and dedicated to the signatories of the Camp David Peace Accords, President Jimmy Carter, Prime Minister Menachem Begin, and President Anwar el-Sadat
SourcesScore/parts available on rental by MMB Music, Inc., Saint Louis, MO (314) 531-9635
HistoryWorld Premiere with the Sacramento Symphony (Goeffrey Simon, conducting) in 1995, East Coast premiere with the Albany-Georgia Symphony (Claire-Fox Hillard, conducting) in 1996. New York premiere scheduled with the Westchester Philharmonic for January 1999.
Contributorthe composer, Bruce Craig Roter, student of Samuel Adler and Joseph Schwantner, 1997-98 ASCAP Award winner, Assistant Professor of Music, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York (

TR: A "Bully" Portrait

InstrumentationFor Narrator and Orchestra 3,3,3,3/ 4,3,3,1/ Timp+2 perc., hp/ Stgs.
Length15 Minutes
DifficultyModerate/Advanced difficulty. Intended for a professional orchestra or a fine college/conservatory ensemble
CommentsThe narrator's text is based on the speeches and writings of Theodore Roosvelt. Should make a worthy companion piece to Copland's Lincoln Portrait. Indeed, in his review, Ron Emery of the Times Union wrote " inspired as Copland's for Lincoln Portrait."
SourcesAvailable solely through the composer. Contact Coho Music Publishers, (518) 438-4651 or (email might be better as the address might change)
ExtrasThe narrator (who does not have to be able to read music)
HistoryTR: A "Bully" Portrait was commissioned by the Albany Symphony Orchestra and was premiered by David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony on March 10, 2000. The guest narrator was Ed Dague, well-respected news anchor for the NBC affiliate in Albany.
ContributorThe composer

In Memoriam: Flight 800

Instrumentation2 Flutes, 2 Bb Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns in F, 2 perc., Harp, Strings (4,4,3,3,2 stands)
Length5 Minutes
DifficultyNot difficult. Intended for a good college chamber orchestra up to a professional ensemble.
Commentsdedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives on TWA Flight 800
SourcesPublished by MMB Music, Inc., Contact Marcia Goldberg at: (314) 531-9635 or email at
HistoryPremiere performance with the Siena College Chamber Orchestra, Paul Konye conductor on April 30, 1999.
ContributorThe composer

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