Miguel del Águila
COMPLETE WORKS LIST
“one of the longest and loudest rounds of applause I can recall… [with] the type of melodies that grab you and that you can remember … The piece grew kind of addictive, with its rhythm and zing… It made you want to stand up and cheer, and the crowd did.” – The Buffalo News
“His Concierto is catchy, sensuous, rhythmically stimulating and colorful” – American Record Guide
WORK TITLE – INSTRUMENTATION – DURATION – PREMIERE INFO
Op.1 MESSAGES – vc, 5 perc. 12:00 1982 Musikvereignssaal, Vienna 1983. R. Schiammarella vc, Vienna Cons. Perc.Ens
Op.2 SYMPHONIC SCENES – chr. orch. 12:30 1983 Ontario, Canada 1984, Mc Master Orch.- G. Frebold cond.
Op.3 PRISONS – chr. orch. 7:00 1983 Musikhochschule, Vienna 1983
Op.4 MÄRCHEN – 4cl,bn,cel, 1 perc. 13:00 1983 Musikhochschule, Vienna.
Op.5 SNOWMEN – picc, pf. 10:20 1984 Musikhochschule Vienna 1984. Claudia Góndola fl, Manon Renner pno.
Op.6 STRING QUARTET No.1 – 2vl,vla,vc (opt. Cb) 11:00 1984 Musikhochschule Vienna 1985. Wiener Hochschule Streichquartett
Op.7 THE NAKED KING – chr. orch. 25:30 1985 (not premiered)
Op.8 FIVE LIEDER – high voice, pf. 20:30 1986 Urania Theater, Vienna 1986, Renate Roman sop, Miguel del Aguila pno.
Op.9 TWO POEMS – high voice, perc,pf,str 8:40 1986 Urania Theater, Vienna, Roman sop, Aguila pno.
Op.10 FANTASIE – vc, pf-left hand 8:30 1986 Konzerthaus Vienna 1986. R. Schiammarella vc, Aguila pno.
Op.11 BURLESQUE – fl, pf-left hand 8:30 1986 Katholisch. Hochschulgemeinde Vienna 1987. Donata Solms fl, Aguila pno.
Op.12 ES IST ZEIT – sopr, fl, harp 8:00 1986 Urania Theater, Vienna 1986. R.Roman sop, Alicia Wojchiechowska hrp, Donata Schlenk fl.
Op.13 HERBSTTAG – (Autumn Day) fl, bn, harp 7:30 1986 Kath.Hochschulg. Vienna 1987. M.Bayer fl,J.Farmer bn, Wojchiech.
Op.14 PICTURES FROM AMERICA – harpsichord 13:00 1987 Künstlerhaus Vienna 1987, Sergio Posada
Op.15 PIANO SONATA No.1 – solo piano 19:20 1987 Bösendorfersaal Vienna1988, Aguila
Op.16 HEXEN (Witches) – bn, pf 12:00 1987 Kath. Hochschulgemeinde Vienna 1987. J.Farmer bn, Aguila pno.
Op.17 HEXEN – bn, string ensemble 12:00 1987 Konzerthaus Vienna 1988, American Music Ens. Vienna H.Earl cond, J.Farmer bn.
Op.18 NUNCA – sopr, harp 6:00 1987 Kath. Hochschulg. Vienna 1987. Veronique.Dubois fl, A.Wojchiechowska harp.
Op.19 DANCE SUITE – piano solo 15:20 1987 Bösendorfersaal Vienna 1988 Aguila
Op.20 WIND QUINTET No.1 – fl, ob, cl, bn, hn 14:00 1987 Kath. Hochschulgemeinde Vienna 1988
Op.21 AGNUS DEI – med-high voice, piano. 7:00 1988 Kath. Hochschulg. Vienna 1988, Sally Stevens sop, Aguila pno.
Op.22 FOUR SPANISH SONGS – pno. arr. from folk songs 10:00 1988 Bösendorfersaal Vienna 1988, Aguila
Op.23 TOCCATA – piano solo 5:30 1988 Bösendorfersaal Vienna 1988, Aguila
Op.24 FOUR WALTZES – chr. orch. arr. Botka’s 20:00 1988 premiered Vienna.
Op25 AT THE OPERA – children’s choir, perc 15:00 1988 Favoriten Schule Vienna 1988
Op.26 SUMMER SONG – oboe, piano. 16:00 1988 Stadt Initiative Vienna 1991. Vasile Marian ob, CorneliusWitthöft pno.
Op.27 TOCCATA – harpsichord 3:30 1988 Palais Wilhelminenhoff Vienna 1989. Marinka Brecelj harps.
Op.28 TOCCATA – orch: 2222-2111-6perc,pf,str. 8:00 1988 Konzerthaus Vienna 1989, American Music Ens. Vienna, H.Earl cond.
Op.28-A TOCCATA – chr. orch: 1111-1111,3perc,pf,str 8:00 1988 Town Hall New York City 1991. Cosmopolitan Symphony, T.León
Op.29 PIANO SONATA No.2 – piano solo 15:00 1988 Carnegie Rec.Hall New York 1989, Aguila
Op.30 REQUIEM – S-A-T:soli, choir,organ, 1perc. 50:00 1989 Saint Steven’s Cathedral Vienna 1991. Schulz, Lukas, Eikötter,
Vong, Choir of Odessa Conservatory, Hobrat Earl cond.
Op.31 STRING QUARTET No.2 – 2 vn, vla, vc. 8:30 1989 Tabakmuseum Vienna 1991. Motus Quartett Wien
Op.32 SERENADE – vn,vla, vc, pf. 14:10 1989 Bösendorfersaal Vienna 1990. Tomter, Hagen, Hilscher, Aguila
Op.33 CLARINET CONCERTO – clarinet,piano 17:00 1990 Bösendorfersaal Vienna 1991. Wenzel Fuchs cl, Aguila pno.
Op.34 CLARINET CONCERTO – cl.solo,chamber orchestra 17:00 1990 Dom Kompositor Moscow 1990, American Music Ens. Vienna,
Op.34-A CLARINET CONCERTO – cl.solo and 15 instruments 17:00 1990 New York
Op.35 VIENNA – cello, piano 15:00 1991 Bösendorfersaal Vienna 1992. M.Dallinger vc, Aguila pno.
Op.36 CUAUHTEMOC – full opera,orch,choir soli… 3 hour 1993 partially premiered different dates
Op.37 CARIBBEAN BACCHANAL – orch:3333-4331,hrp, pf, 13:00 1993 Lobero Theater Santa Barbara 1995. 6perc, guitars optional
Santa Barbara Symph. Giselle.Ben-Dor cond.
Op.37-A CARIBBEAN BACCHANAL – orch:3122-4331-4sax, 13:00 1993 6perc, guitars, hrp, pf.
Op.38 ORGAN FANTASY – organ 22:00 1993 Salzburg Austria 1994. Max Zweimüller
Op.39 CONGA – piano 10:00 1993 Winterthur Switzerland 1994.Eileen Huang
Op.40-A CONGA-LINE IN HELL – fl,2cl, harp, pf,1perc, 8Vc. 11:00 1993 Bing Theater, Los Angeles Museum of Art 1993. Lo-Cal
Op.41 SALVA ME – choir a cappella 7:00 1993 Ventura City Hall, CA 1996. opt. strg-harp or organ acc. Ojai Camerata, Aguila
Op.42 SUNSET SONG – bassoon-piano 12:00 1994 Bing Theater, Los Angeles Museum of Art 1994. Judith Farmer bn, Aguila pno.
Op.43 CONGA-LINE IN HELL – 1111-1111-hrp,1perc, 11:00 1994 Juilliard Theater, New York 1994. New str:1111, pno. Juilliard
Ensemble, Joel Sachs cond.
Op.44 CONGA – orch: 2222,3221, hrp, 12:00 1994 Civic Auditorium, Oxnard, CA 1994. piano,5 perc,strings Ventura Symphony Orch.
Bortis Brott cond.
Op.45 CUAUHTEMOC CHORAL SUITE – choir,3 soli,pno,perc 35:00 1994 Ojai Presbyterian Church, Ojai CA 1994 Ojai Camerata,
Charles Mc.Dermott cond.
Op.46 WIND QUINTET No.2 – fl,ob,cl,hn,bn 25:00 1994 Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara CA 1995. Camerata Pacifica
Op.47 CUAUHTEMOC SONGS – T,B,S soli and piano 50:00 1994 Ojai, CA 1994, Ojai Camerata
Op.48 VALS BRUTAL – piano solo 5:00 1995 Bing Theater, Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles 1995. Aguila pno.
Op.49 PRESTO II – string quartet 6:00 1995 Carnegie Mellon Institute Auditorium Pittsburgh,PA 1996. Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Op.50 BACK IN TIME – orch:3222,4331, 4 perc, 9:30 1995 Glen Park, Los Angeles CA 1995 harp, strings Symphony in the Glen, A.
Op.51 CARIBBEAN BACCHANAL – 2 pianos/8 hands 13:00 1995 Ventura College Theater, Ventura CA 1995 E.Francis,N.Friedman, E
Op.52 TENNESSEE – guitar solo 11:30 1996 First United Methodist Church, Ventura CA 1996. Matthew Greif guit.
Op.53 LACRYMOSA – med-high voice,piano 7:30 1996 Thacher School Lamb Auditorium, Ojai CA 1996 Anne Marie Ketchum sop. Aguila
Op.54 TU IL SOLE – low pop singer voice,pno 5:00 1996 text: Roco Caranci (not premiered)
Op.55 CHARMING LYNCH MOB – piano,cl,cello 15:30 1996 Civic Arts Plaza Forum Theater, Thousand Oaks CA 1996. Westlake Chamber
Op.56 CHARLESTON – arr: for choir and piano 4:00 1996 Ventura City Hall, Ventura CA 1996 from Mack/Johnson’s Ojai Camerata,
Op. 57 PIANO CONCERTO – piano, orchestra 25:00 1997 November 1997 Thousand Oaks, CA , New West Symph. Aguila-pno, B.Brott-
Op.58 CLOCKS – string quartet, piano 17:00 1998 May 9 1998, Ventura City Hall, Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Op.59 PACIFIC SERENADE – string quartet, clarinet (or ALTO SAX) 16:00 1998 March 15 1998, Biltmore Hotel, LA, CA 1998 Pacific
Op.59-B – PACIFIC SERENADE – saxophone (cl) and piano 16:00 7/1/2003 Chautauqua Festival, NY G. Wolfe sax, Aguila
Op.60 NOSTALGICA – strings, bassoon 19:00 1998 June 5 1998, International Double Reed Convention 1998 Tempe, AZ. Barrick Stees
Op.60-A NOSTALGICA – for solo contrabass 19:00 and string quartet Costa Rica
Op.61 COMPOSER MISSING – chamber opera: choir, 90:00 1998 May 15 1998, Ventura City Hall Soloists, piano, perc, trombone
Ventura, CA Ojai Camerata
Op.62 NOCTURNE – solo piano 8:00 1998 May 15 1998, Ventura City Hall Ventura, CA Karen Corbett, piano
Op.63 TICO-TICO, BRASIL – choir, percussion, piano 9:00 1998 November 14 1998, Ojai Presb. Church (arrangement from original
by…) Ojai, CA Ojai Camerata
Op.64 TROUBADOURS – three pieces for mixed choir and optional piano, 10:00 1998, May 2000, Ventura Chamber Music Festival,
Ventura Master Choral, Burns Taft
Op.65 RETURN – violin and piano15:00 1998
Op.66 RETURN – violin and orchestra 15:00 1999, May 8 1999, Ventura Chamber Music Festival, Corey Cerovsek vl, Burns Taft
Op.67 MUSIC IN A BOTTLE – solo piano 10:00 1999, Univ.of VA Theater, James Miltenberger
Op.68 FOUR HAND ETUDE – pno-4-hands 4:00 1999, (not premiered)
Op.69 ONE OF YOU – solo organ, 14:00 2000, June 2001, American Guild of Organists National Convention, San Diego, CA. John
Op.70 HALF OF ME – piano left hand only. 8:00 2000, Van Cliburn Intern. Piano Compet
Op.71 TANGO TRIO – violin, cello and piano (also clarinet, cello and piano version) 12:00 2000, 2002 New Arts Trio,
Chautauqua Summer Festival, NY
Op.71 TANGO TRIO – clarinet, sax and piano
Op.71 TANGO TRIO – clarinet, bassoon and piano
Op.71 TANGO TRIO – clarinet, cello and piano
Op.71 TANGO TRIO – oboe, bassoon and piano
Op.71 TANGO TRIO – oboe, cello and piano
Op.71 TANGO TRIO – violin, clarinet and piano
Op.72 BLANCHE DUBOIS – (for solo guitar) 11:00 2002 (premiered unknown)
Op.73 CONGA-LINE IN HELL – (arr. for six pianos by D. Appleton) 13:00 2000 Royal Opera House, London, UK. 2000 Piano Circus
Op.74 PRESTO A CUATRO – guitar quartet.(arr. from Presto II) 6:00 2001 Avila, Spain. 2001 Entrequatre Guitar Quartet
Op.75 LIEUTENANT KIJE – 20:00 2001 (for two pianos four hands) arranged from Sergei Prokofiev’s, 2008 Ventura College
Theater. N. Friedman
Op.76 LIFE IS A DREAM – (for string quartet) 15:00 2002 Audubon Quartet 2002 Chautauqua Summer Festival NY
Op.77 CLARINET CONCERTO No.2 – 25:00 Allentown Symphony, Richard Stoltzman, D. Wittry cond
Op.78 THE ACHIEVEMENT OF HAPPINESS – (ch. orchestra)16:00 2004, Ventura Festival Orchestra, CA. Nuhvi Mehta cond.
Op.79 ALBUQUERQUE – 3′ for solo barbershop quartet (not premiered)
Op.80 CHAUTAUQUAN SUMMER OVERTURE (orcherstra) 15:00, 2004 Chautauqua Festival NY, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Uriel Segal cond.
Op.81 SEDUCTION DANCE – (piano, flute, Oboe) 2005 International Double Reed Convention, Austin Texas
Op.82 LATIN LOVE – (wind quintet and piano) 2005, Los Angeles, CA, Pacific Serenades Ensemble
Op.83 CRYSTAL FLUTES SWING – for flute octet (opt. flute quartet) 6:00 2005 Chautauqua Festival, Chautauqua Flute Ensemble
Op.84 SALON BUENOS AIRES – for flute, clarinet, violin, vla, vc and piano. 23:00 7/16/05 at Cactus Peer Festival, San Antonio,
TX, Cactus Pear Ensemble
Op.85 OPHELIA IN SEVILLE – for soprano, tenor, flute clarinet, trombone, 2 violins, viola, cello. 16:00 1/20/2006 Utah State
Univ. Utah State Univ. Ensemble
Op.86 TIME AND AGAIN BARELAS – Opera in two acts 150 minutes. solo alto, tenor and other roles, chorus, orchestra. 4/21/06
Albuquerque, NM. New Mexico Symphony orchestra and chorus, Guillermo Figueroa
Op.87 TIME AND AGAIN BARELAS CHORAL SUITE – for orchestra, and mixed chorus. 17:00 10/28/05 Albuquerque, NM. New Mexico
Symphony Orchestra and chorus, Roger Melone
Op.88 FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT – for chamber mixed choir wind quartet and harp. 8:00 12/18/05 San Antonio Texas. Chancel Choir,
Laurel Heights UMC, San Antonio, TX
Op.89 FAMILIAR TECTONIC MOVEMENTS – for chamber ensemble and young singer. 10:00 5/1/06 Barelas Comm. Center, Albuquerque. New
Mexico Symphony, Martha Muna sop., Guilllermo Figueroa cond.
Op.90-A CHARANGO CAPRICCIOSO – for string quintet and piano 4-hands. 12:00 2006 at Austin Chamber Music Center, Austin, TX. Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Felicity and Margaret Coltman
Op.90-B CHARANGO CAPRICCIOSO – for string quartet and piano. 12:00
Op.91 THE GIANT GUITAR – For large orchestra 7:00 2006 at Kleinhaus Hall Buffalo, NY. Buffalo Philharmonic, JoAnne Falletta
Op. 92 OVERTURE TO TIME AND AGAIN BARELAS – 9:00 2006 in Albuquerque, NM. New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Guillermo Figueroa
Op.93 THE DAY AFTER – For 8 cellos. 3:00 2007 Mexico City Albaro Bitran
Op.94 CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA – 26:00 2008 Guillermo Figueroa vl, New Mexico Symphony
Op.95 SEDUCCION – for flute, clarinet and piano 9:00 2008 Madison, WI, Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society,
Op.96 SEDUCCION – for violin and piano 7:00 2010 FAU Florida, Saul Bitran, M.Coltman
Op.96-B SEDUCCION – for clarinet and piano 7:00 2017 Bogota. Colombia Javier Vinasco
Op.96 SEDUCCION – for flute, cello and piano 7:00
Op.96 SEDUCCION – for flute, violin and piano 7:00
Op.97 TIME AND AGAIN BARELAS SUITE No.2 for large orch. chorus, solo tenor. 33:00 2008 Lancaster Symph. S. Gunzenhauser
Op.98 BOLIVIANA – for guitar and string quartet – 13:00 2009 New York, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Manuel Barrueco
Op. 98-B BOLIVIANA – for piano and string quartet 2021 Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Sally Pinkas
Op.99 THE FALL OF CUZCO – for large orchestra – 20:00 2009 Nashville Symph. Giancarlo GuerreroOp.100 AVE MARIA – for choir and piano/harp optional – 5’ (premiere unknown)
Op.101 IT IS SO COLD TONIGHT – for tenor and orchestra 6:00 2010 San Juan, PR, Orquesta Sinfonica de Puerto Rico. Rafael D’Avila ten, G. Figueroa cond.
Op.102 SALON BUENOS AIRES – for orchestra 20:00 2010 Sarasota Symphony, Dirk Mayer
Op.103 BROKEN RONDO – for English horn and orchestra 14:00 2010 Johanna Cox, IDRS Ensemble
Op.104 BELLS WITH A MISSION – for solo organ 19:00 2011 (not premiered)
Op.105 CARIBEÑA – for orchestra – 2222 – 4331- timp+2 – piano, harp strings 8:00 (premiered 2012 Boston, USA Boston Landmarks Orchestra Christopher Wilkins)
Op.105-A CARIBEÑA – for chamber orchestra – 1111 – 1110- timp+1 – piano, harp, strings. 8:00 2012 Boston Landmarks Orchestra Christopher Wilkins
Op.106 ISLAMORADA – for solo piano and string orchestra (versions for full string orchestra to 2Vl, Vla, Vc and Cb.) 9:30 Premiere 2013 by Philadelphia Virtuosi, Dan Spalding cond, and Gabriela Imreh, piano in Islamorada, Florida
Op. 107 SILENCE – for violin and piano. 10:00 Premiered 2013 at Music in The Mountains Festival, Durango, CO. G. Figueroa, vl, and Miguel del Aguila, pno
Op. 107-B SILENCE – for clarinet and piano. 10:00 premiered in New York City, 2015 by TransAtlantic Duo
Op. 107-C SILENCE – for cello and piano. 10:00
Op. 107-D SILENCE – for viola and piano. 10:00
Op. 107-R SILENCE – for solo clarinet and strieng orchestra 10:00
Op. 108 SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp. 11:00 Premiered in New York by Hat Trick Trio in 2014
Op. 108-B SUBMERGED – for flute, violin and harp.
Op. 108-C SUBMERGED – for three harps
Op. 108-C SUBMERGED – Septet for flute, clarinet, string quartet and harp
Op. 108- SUBMERGED – for two harps
Op. 108- SUBMERGED – for flute and viola
Op. 108- SUBMERGED – for English norn, violin and harp
Op. 108- SUBMERGED – septet for flute, clarinet and string quartet
Op. 109 REJECT – for piano trio (vl, cello,pno) 14:00 Commissioned by Alaria Trio
Op. 110-A CONCIERTO EN TANGO – for solo cello and orchestra 18:00 Commissioned by the Buffalo Philharmonic for Roman Mekinulov. Premiered 2014 By Buffalo Philharmonic, JoAnn Falletta
Op. 110-B CONCIERTO EN TANGO – for solo viola and orchestra 18:00 Premieres 2016 by Guillermo Figueroa, Nicolo Eugelmi and Music in The Mountains Orchestra, Colorado
Op. 110-C CONCIERTO EN TANGO – for solo string quartet and orchestra 18:00 Premiere 2016 Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Jesús Medina, Orquesta Sinfónica de la UANL, Mexico
Op. 111 MIAMI FLUTE SUITE – for flute and piano 23:00 Premiere 2014 by Nestor Torres and Miguel del Aguila in Miami Florida
Op. 112 SEXTET DANCES – for Wind Quintet and Piano. 8:30 Premiered by Colors Sextet at Salle de l’Ecole de Musique de Rosheim in Rosheim, France
Op. 113 CUTTING LIMES – for solo violin 4:00 Premiered Cactus Pear Festival/University of Nevada by Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio
Op. 114 PROCESSION OF LUNATICS – for four cellos 9:00
Op. 115-A MALAMBO for bassoon and piano 13:00 Commission by Benjamin Coelho, Judith Farmer, Wendy Holdaway, Mathieu Lussier, Richard Meek, Scott Pool, Carl Rath, Barrick Stees, Sabrina Stovall, Aura Trevino and Lia Uribe. Premiere 2016, Scott Pool Talis Quartet Talis Festival, Switzerland
Op. 115-B MALAMBO for bassoon and string quartet 13:00
Op. 115-C MALAMBO for bassoon and string orquestra / or bassoon and string quintet (vl, vl, vla, Vc, cb.) 13:00
Op. 115-D MALAMBO for clarinet and piano 13:00
Op. 115-E MALAMBO for clarinet and string quartet / or quintet with cb / or string orchestra 13:00
Op. 115-F MALAMBO for clarinet and string orquestra / or clarinet and string quintet (vl, vl, vla, Vc, cb.) 13:00
Op. 115-G MALAMBO for piano four hands 13:00
Op. 115-H MALAMBO for flute, contrabass (double bass) and piano 13:00
Op. 115-H MALAMBO for saxophone and piano – or quartet / or quintet with Cb / or string orchestra 13:00
Op. 115-I MALAMBO for piccolo or flute and piano – or quartet / or quintet with Cb / or string orchestra 13:00
Op. 116 DISAGREE for clarinet, violin, cello and piano 10:30 premiered 2017 by SOLI Ensemble, San Antonio, TX
Op. 116-A DISAGREE for clarinet, viola and piano 10:30 premiered 2018 by Acuarimántima Trio, Colombia
Op. 116-B DISAGREE for clarinet, violin and piano 10:30′ premiered 2018 by Kavanah Trio, Texas
Op. 116-D DISAGREE for flute, violin cello and piano 10:30 premiere 2019
Op. 116-E DISAGREE for flute, clarinet and piano 10:30 premiere 2020 Telos Trio
Op. 116-F DISAGREE for flute, violin and piano 10:30 premiere 2021 Trio Manestri
Op. 117 MILONGA for clarinet and piano 4:00 premiered 2017 by Javier Vinasco and Miguel del Aguila Bogota, Colombia
Op. 118 WIND QUINTET No. 3 – 10:00 premiered 2016 by Lyrique Quintette in Fayetteville, AK
Op. 119 ESTUDIO RÍTMICO for solo unaccompanied clarinet 8:00 premiered 2017 by Javier Vinasco in Bogota, Colombia
Op. 119-B ESTUDIO RÍTMICO shorter version (preferred by composer) for solo unaccompanied clarinet 6:30
Op. 119-C ESTUDIO RÍTMICO for solo unaccompanied saxophone 6:00
Op. 120 – SONATA FLAUTÍSIMA – for solo unaccompanied flute 11:30
Op. 121 – GUARANÍ AL AIRE – for 3 harps 8:00
Op. 122 – QUINTETO SINFÓNICO – for wind quintet 12:00 (2019)
Op. 123 – TRANSOCEÁNICA – for clarinet quartet 8:00 (2019)
Op. 123-B – TRANSOCEÁNICA – for reed quintet: Ob,cl,sax,bn,b.cl) 8:00 (2020)
Op. 124 – INVISIBLES – for solo piano 13:00 (2019) premiered Talis Festival Sarajevo
Op. 125 – TAMBOREÑO – for flute, clarinet, e.guitar, bass and piano 8:00 2021 Fivebyfive
Op. 125-B – TAMBOREÑO – for piano quintet: string quartet and piano 8:00 2021 Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Sally Pinkas
Op.126 – TENSANDO – for violin, cello, bass and piano 8:00 2019 premiered St. Malo Festival, Panama
Op.126 – TENSANDO – for orcehstra 8:00 premiered 2021 Augusta Symphony
Op.127 – PIANOLA REBELDE – for three pianos, 6 hands 2021
Op.128 – BARROQUEADA – for violin, cello and piano. 19:00 2021
Op.129 – ABSENT LIGHTS – for oboe, viola and double bass. 8:30 2021
Op.129-A – LUCES AUSENTES – for flute, violin and double bass. 8:00 2021
Op.130 – GUITAR CLARINET DUET – for clarinet and guitar. 8:00 2021
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Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt Pablo Mielgo Conductor Miguel del Aguila’s CONGA performance
recent performance of Broken Rondo
Grammy nominated CD Salón Buenos Aires flyer
Three-time Grammy nominated American composer Miguel del Aguila was born in Uruguay. In over 130 works that combine drama, driving rhythms and nostalgic nods to his South American roots, he has established himself among the most distinctive and highly regarded composers of his generation. His music, which enjoys over 200 performances yearly, has been hailed as “brilliant and witty" (New York Times), “sonically dazzling” (LATimes) and “expressive and dramatic” (American Record Guide).
He is 2021 composer in residence with Danish Chamber Players/Ensemble Storstrøm, after residences with Orchestra of the Americas, New Mexico Symph, Fresh Ink, CTSummerfest, Talis, and Chautauqua. 2021 commissions include works for Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Eroica Trio and Fivebyfive. He was honored with 3 Latin Grammy nominations, Kennedy Center Friedheim Award, New Music USA/Music Alive, Magnum Opus Award, Lancaster Symph. Composer of the Year, and Copland Foundation among others.
His music has international appeal and presence with performances by over 100 orchestras, thousands of ensembles and 51 CD recordings. This list includes Royal Liverpool Phil, Welsh BBC, Norwegian Radio Orch, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester; Kiev, Odessa, Heidelberg, Mexico, Buffalo and Louisiana philharmonics; Toronto, Nashville, Seattle, Albany, San Antonio, Long Beach, Fort Worth, Santa Barbara, Sarasota, Codarts, Caracas, Puerto Rico and Sao Paulo symphonies. Artists who perform his works include JoAnn Falletta, Giancarlo Guerrero, Marin Alsop, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Lukas Foss, Gerard Schwarz, Jorge Mester, Guillermo Figueroa, David Allan Miller, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Andrew Litton, Eckart Preu and Jose Arean; LA Chamber Orchestra, SphinxVirtuosi, Windscape, PNME, SOLI, Chicago Phil.Ch.Players, MACE, New Juilliard Ens, Philadelphia Ch.Ens, Collegium Novum Zürich, Kammerensemble Classic, Imani, FifthHouse, Invoke, Pacifica, and Verona quartets.
New/upcoming releases of his works include CDs by Norwegian Radio Orch; Louisiana Phil, Augusta Symph, Cuarteto Latinoamericano and Eroica Trio, on Naxos, Albany, Bridge and Centaur. Festival performances include Aspen, Breckenridge, Cabrillo, Ravinia, Oregon Bach Festival, Minnesota Orch.Sommerfest, Saarburg, Music in the Vineyards, Focus! Bregenz Festspiele, Wiener Festwochen Budapest Spring, Cervantino, San Miguel de Allende, Prague Spring.
A sought after guest lecturer, he also serves on Barlow Endowment’s Board of Advisors. He's published by Peermusic, Presser and self-published. After graduating from San Francisco Conservatory he studied at Vienna's Universität für Musik un Darstellende Kunst. Early premieres in Musikverein and Konzerthaus were followed by Carnegie Recital Hall and Lukas Foss/Brooklyn Philharmonic concerts. Soon after his US return LATimes praised him as "one of the West Coast's most promising and enterprising young composers" and San Antonio Express-News as “One of the more intriguing compositional voices to come along in recent years“. He currently lives in Seattle.