Sara Kirkland Snider ~ Composer of Music

Chamber Ensemble

If you bring forth what is within you: Suite from Blue Hour

(2019) Duration: 13′

for flute, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, piano, two violins, viola, cello, contrabass.

for Decoda. World Premiere: July 16, 2019 at the Decoda Chamber Music Institute.

i. balm, belief, benediction ii. matinal, mirage, mosaic iii. hillock, hoarfrost, hush iv. sanctuary, sea glass, sorrow v. intercessor, more

You Are Free

(2015) Duration: 6:15

for fl, cl, marimba, pno, vln, cello

Commissioned by: Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble

World Premiere: February 13, 2016, by Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, Mason First United Methodist Church, Mason, MI.


“…darkly ravishing…”

—The Boston Musical Intelligencer, more

Pale As Centuries

(2011)  Duration: 7′ 15″

for fl, cl/bass cl, e. guitar, piano, double bass

Commissioned by: NOW Ensemble. World Premiere: October 16, 2011 by NOW Ensemble at the SONiC Festival at Miller Theatre in New York City, NY.


“From its opening guitar notes, Sarah Kirkland Snider’s more

Daughter of the Waves

for flute, clarinet, French horn, trumpet, electric guitar, violin, viola, cello.

Commissioned by:  yMusic. World Premiere: March 16, 2011, by yMusic, at the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Hall in New York City, NY.

Recording by yMusic, from their album, Beautiful Mechanical (New Amsterdam Records, more


(2006)  Duration: 6:30

for trombone, harp, viola, and marimba.  LIVE recording by Jason Robins, Margaret Carey, Ashley Jackson, and Eric Beach at New Music New Haven, Yale University, New Haven, CT, April 11, 2006.

Commissioned by: Jason Robins. World Premiere: April 11, 2006, by more

Thread and Fray

for bass clarinet, viola, and marimba.

Commissioned by: Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. World Premiere: July 13, 2006 by the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble at Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, CO.

Recording by: Sara Budde, clarinet, Beth Meyers, viola, and Alex Lipowski, percussion.

Program Notes: Thread and Fray, a trio for bass clarinet, more

In Two Worlds

for flute, oboe, bass clarinet, French horn, offstage trumpet, trumpet, vibraphone, violin, and cello

Commissioned by:  The Bennington Chamber Music Conference and Composers Forum of the East. World Premiere:  August 6, 2005, by the Bennington CMC players, Bennington Chamber Music Conference, Bennington, more


for string quartet.

Commissioned by:  the American Composers Forum for the Quatuor Bozzini, with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation. World Premiere:  January 15, 2004 by Quatuor Bozzini at Chapelle St. Louis de l’Eglise St. Jean Baptiste, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Program Notes:

Ave was more

The Ecotone

The Ecotone (1999) Duration: 10′

two pianos

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