Works

B. P. Herrington, composer
ORCHESTRA/LARGE ENSEMBLE
"A Region Lovelier Far" (2014) for chamber orchestra. Composed for the American Composers Orchestra EarShot program with Berkeley Symphony.

"Hast'ning Home" (2013) for soprano and chamber orchestra. Composed for soprano Tony Arnold and the orchestra of the Wellesley Composers Conference, July 2013.

"The Old Kaiser Burnout" (2011) for large orchestra. Composed for David Cole and the Sam Houston State University Orchestra. Sam Houston State University, April, 2012.

"Out of the Depths" for strings, winds and percussion. Moores School of Music, October 2009.

"Everything that rises must converge" (2009) for viola solo, string quartet, chorus and large ensemble. Sam Houston State University, 2009.

"Fourteen Stations" (2007) for antiphonal instrumentalists and singers. Sam Houston State University, April 2007.

"Symphonia" (2004) for chamber orchestra. Commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society. Premiered by the London Sinfonietta. Martyn Brabbins, conducting. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 2004.

"If I forget thee" (2003) for large orchestra. Commissioned by the New York Youth Symphony. Carnegie Hall, June 2003.

"Pastorale" (2001) for large orchestra. Commissioned by the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra. Dukes Hall, London, December 2001.

CHAMBER
“My son, come tell to me” (2015) for trumpet, horn and trombone. Premiered at SHSU, October 2015.

“Dulcimer Songs” (2011, 2014) for piano and 9 strings. Premiered by Ilonka Rus-Edery, piano, and the SHSU Sinfonietta. Composer conducting. SHSU, April 2015.
 
Gethsemani Verses (2014) for alto saxophone duo. Commissioned by Masahito Sugihara with a Sam Houston State University Faculty Research Grant.

Big Thicket Rhapsodies (2011, 2013, ongoing) for cello and piano. First movement premiered by Daniel Saenz (cello) and Brenden Kinsella (piano) at SoundScape 2011. Second movement premiered by Daniel Saenz and Yan Shen (piano) in Houston, November 2013.

“If I can reach the charming sound” (2013) for guitar, keyboard percussion, piano and harp. Premiered by members of SHSU New Music Lab at SHSU Contemporary Music Festival 2013.

“A Circle of Stone” (2013) for cello and percussion. Premiered by Daniel Saenz (cello) and Adam Beard (percussion) at Moores Opera House, February 2013.

“Hymn and Shimmy” (2012) for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon. Premiered by faculty artists Patricia Card, Megan Blauvelt-Heuer, Nathan Koch. Sam Houston State University, October 2012.

“Stories I could tell” – little poems (2012) for clarinet quartet. Premiered by students Jake Smith, Emmy Ramos, Samantha Crump, Stefan Murat. Sam Houston State University, October 2012.

"The Time's Been Sweet" (2010, rev. 2012) for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, and cello. Premiered at June in Buffalo 2013 by Ensemble Linea.

“Pastorale” (2010) for woodwind quartet. Recorded by students Morgan Gentry, Analis Mays, Jake Smith, Sonia Nieto, Jenny Yang. Sam Houston State University, October 2012.

"Up North of the County Line" for clarinet solo. Written for faculty artist Dmitri Perevertailenko. Sam Houston State University, 2009.

"Drakeville Ballad" for violin and guitar. Written for faculty artists Naomi Gjevre and Alejandro Montiel. Sam Houston State University, 2009.

"Antiphonal Prelude" for three trumpets. Sam Houston State University, April 2005.

"In returning and rest" for woodwind quintet. Commissioned by OMAGGIO, the memorial festival for Berio in London, 2004.

SOLO
“Enchanted Rock" (2012) for percussion solo. Premiered by Carlos Camacho at Sam Houston State University, May 2012.

“Line upon Line” (2011) for piano solo. Two premiered (“Lines from a Psalm” and “Lining It Out”) by Huailun Liu at the 2011 Contemporary Music Festival at Sam Houston State University.

"Fantasia on the inner voice" (2004) for piano solo. Written for pianist Wu Qian. The Purcell Room at Royal Festival Hall, 2004. Subsequently selected for performance by an international jury at the Darmstadt Summer School. American premiere at the 2011 Contemporary Music Festival at Sam Houston State University.

“Silsbee Groves” (2002) for organ solo. Premiered at the Royal Festival Hall Organ Recital Series, 2002.

VOCAL
“Notes in a Minister’s Notebook” (2014-2016) on poems of Miller Williams. For baritone and piano.

“Testament” (2016) on a poem of Carolyn Adams. Premiered by Meagan Stapleton, soprano, and the SHSU Percussion Group, Dr. John Lane, director.

“Heavenly Vision” for three sopranos. Premiered by members of SHSU New Music Lab. Moores School of Music, November 2012.

“Widow’s Grief Song” for soprano and cello. Written for Yuri and Daniel Saenz. Premiered at the Rothko Chapel, April 21, 2012.

"Poor Widow Woman" for tenor solo. Written for faculty artist Randolph Lacy. Sam Houston State University, November 2009.