Music by Scott Ordway
Prepared May 2018

1. Nineteen Movements for Unaccompanied Cello (2018, cello solo) 
2. Let There Be Not Darkness But Light (2012, mixed quartet)
3. Tonight We Tell the Secrets of the World (2016, string septet with voice and lighting design) 
4. Three Kalevala Songs (2016, SATB) 
5 . North Woods (2014, SSAA) 
6. Baltic Trees (2017, SATB) 


Nineteen Movements for Unaccompanied Cello (2018)
Commissioned by Arlen Hlusko with support from the Tarisio Trust

Vlc solo
Complete performance 55 minutes
Also available in 8, 15, and 30-minute excerpts


World Premiere:
Arlen Hlusko; Chestnut Hill Skyspace, Philadelphia, PA; 02/13/2018

Julian Schwartz; Bargemusic; NYC; 2018–19 season
Sébastien Hurtaud; Venue TBD; Paris; 2018–19 season

Adaptation for Dance:
Nicholas Paul, Choreographer (Paris Opera Ballet); 2019–20 season

Complete Recording ( password = celloarlen )


Let There Be Not Darkness But Light (2012 rev. 2015)
Written for the Aspen Summer Music Festival

Cl. vln. vlc. pno.
8 minutes


Hong Kong Philharmonic, Naxos Records (2016)

Also Presented by: 
June in Buffalo
Hong Kong Arts Festival
Beijing Contemporary Music Festival
Intimacy of Creativity Festival
Aspen Summer Music Festival
Tanglewood New Fromm Players
Norbotten NEO (Sweden)
SOLI Chamber Ensemble (San Antonio)
Boston Musica Viva
Bold City Contemporary Ensemble (Fort Lauderdale)


Tonight We Tell the Secrets of the World: A Whisper Play (2016)
Commissioned by the Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology with support from the American Composers Forum

A crowd-interactive "whisper play" for string ensemble, soprano voice, alto saxophone, lighting design,
and a choir of whispered voices (performed by the audience). 25 minutes. 

"A marvel. [Nothing] could stop this work from casting its spell." — The Philadelphia Inquirer


World Premiere:
Musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music; Penn Museum; April 2016. 

Also Presented By: 
Daedalus String Quartet and Special Guests; Ah Young Hong, soprano; Penn Museum, Philadelphia; January 2017
Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra; Maria Valdes, soprano; Huntington Library, Pasadena, CA; February 2017


Three Kalevala Songs (2014)
Commissioned by Oratorio Chorale

7 minutes


The Thirteen Choir; Matthew Robertson, director

Also Presented By: 
Oratorio Chorale; Emily Isaacson, director (Portland, ME)
Williams College Choir; Brad Wells, director (Williamstown, MA)


North Woods (2014)
Commissioned by the Lorelei Ensemble
Recipient of a NewMusicUSA Project Grant

13 minutes (complete) 
3 minutes (Appendices Standalone)

SCORE - Complete
SCORE - "Three Appendices from North Woods" - suitable for choirs of all levels and voice types

"Exquisite." — The New York Times
"An American response to Sibelius." — The Boston Globe
"Clean clarity, as cold as ice." — NewMusicBox


Baltic Trees (2017)
Commissioned by the New Hampshire All State Treble Choir

5 minutes