Sara Kirkland Snider ~ Composer of Music

Solo Instrument

The Currents

2012, 7′ for solo piano

World Premiere: April 15, 2013 by Andrew Staupe, piano, at the American Pianists Association Classical Fellowship Awards, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN.

Program Notes:

The Currents was commissioned by the American Pianists Association for its Classical Fellowship Awards. Piano more

The Reserved, the Reticent

for solo cello

World Premiere: April 30, 2004 by Hrant Parsamian, cello, New Music New Haven, Yale School of Music, New Haven, CT.

Recording by Hrant Parsamian.

Program Notes:

I wrote this piece in my first year of graduate study at Yale. I wanted more


for solo piano

World Premiere: March 3, 2001, by Melissa Howe, piano, at the Society of Composers, Inc. National Student Conference, Indiana School of Music, Bloomington, IN.

Recording by: Steven Masi, piano.

Program Notes:

I have a quasi-religious relationship to Chopin’s Ballades. If I stumble on one more

A Single Breath

A Single Breath (1999) Duration 7′

solo viola


for solo piano

LIVE recording by Steven Masi.

World Premiere: June 21, 1999, by Steven Masi, piano; Frederick Loewe Theatre, New York University, NY, NY.

Program Notes:

I began this piece while messing around at the piano with singer-songwriter Liz Phair’s early song “Canary.” Phair’s more

Uninvited Reason

Uninvited Reason (1998) Duration 4′

solo piano

Only Five

Only Five (1997) Duration 4′

solo piano


Finisterre (1997) Duration 3′

solo piano

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