Music

The pieces are listed in approximate chronological order of composition over the past several years. They were composed in Finale and the MIDI audio output is using Garritan Orchestral Library. These are all drafts in various stages of completion. Some are closer than others to being performance ready but most would undergo substantial editing and refinement before being performed by an ensemble. There are comments and descriptions on the state of readiness of each piece and movements. If you are interested, it is recommended to search through all the pieces and movements, as you may find one (or more) you like. It’s also suggested to let all the music load into into your web-browser before playing.

While Dr. Haas began composing more recently, he was an accomplished trombonist and studied trombone at Manhattan School of Music preparatory division. He has recently studied composition and piano at New England Conservatory in the division of continuing education. He is developing a classical style that is based strongly on traditional tonality but also incorporates a broad spectrum of modern features. There is also the intention to use psychobiophysical principles, which would be most evident in listening to an entire piece from start to finish. For example, the pieces are generally tonic centered at the beginning and progress to a more complex and sophisticated level in later movements. The use of explicit modulations is sparing, however, but this is compensated for in other ways in a designed manner.

Please feel free contact Dr. Haas if you are an ensemble director, professional musician, etc. and might have some interest in performing a selection. If you have specific needs and preferences Alan can work with you to make desired changes. Most pieces are expected to need considerable work and improvement before performance. Additionally, some of the pieces can potentially double as movie scores with some editing, especially Symphony #3 and parts of Symphony #2. The string quartet can also be expanded to symphonic or movie score form.

 

 

Symphony #3  Op. 8

Movement I. Mostly drafted, still under some construction

a. First 3 mins. are fully drafted (a few MIDI glitches)

b. Still under some construction, ending not complete

II. Mostly drafted, still under construction and needs a lot of editing

III. Half drafted; ends at exactly the middle of the planned symphony

IV. To be completed by fall of 2018

V. To be completed by fall of 2018

 

Woodwind Quintet #1  Op. 7

Composed for woodwind composition seminar NEC, live site reading recording also available

Drafted, needs a lot of editing

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IV. (needs substantial revisions)

V. (needs editing and some expansion)

 

Symphony #2  Op. 6

I. First movement is approaching performance level

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b.

II.

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b. Closing section is only sketched

III.

IV. Partly drafted, ends under new construction

V. Presently planned only to be completed if requested

 

Brass Quintet #1  “Profundimus” Op. 5

Composed for brass composition seminar NEC

Drafted, some sections need some work and a little expansion

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II.

III.

IV.

V.

 

String Quartet #1  “Metaphysicalimus” Op. 4

Composed for strings composition seminar at NEC

Needs work on some sections for smoother and fuller performance

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II.

III.

IV.

V.

 

Piano Quartet #1  Op 3

Piece is fully drafted, needs added dynamics/articulations and a little editing

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II.

III.

IV.

V.

 

Piano Sonata #1  Op. 2

Fully drafted, needs some editing and expressive markings

Click here for Real DEMO recording by Stella Guan, a former student at NEC

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II.

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V.

 

Symphony #1  Op. 1

I. Drafted but needs substantial reconstruction, not posted

II. Larghetto, drafted and near performance level with a little editing

III. Allegro, needs some editing especially toward end

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b.

IV. Moderato, drafted at a good level, will be refined and improved

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