Robert Butts

Conductor ● Composer ● Educator

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Compositions

Opera/Musical Theater

         The Tell-Tale Heart - chamber opera, 3 singers, small orchestra + piano, 25 minutes, click for video highlights

         Mark Twain and the General - opera, 3 singers, 3 speaking parts, small orchestra, 40 minutes, click for video highlights

        The Cask of Amontillado - chamber opera, 3 singers, small orchestra + piano, 25 minutes

        Gesualdo - 60 minutes,  primarily Broadway-like music, 4 characters, chamber orchestra + piano, click for video highlights

        A Night in the Wilde Wild West - 75 minutes, musical comedy with Broadway-type songs, 7 characters, piano

Orchestra

        Concerto for Bassoon - 12-15 minutes, bassoon and strings, 3 movements

        Suite for a Mid-Winter Afternoon - 25 minutes, small orchestra, 5 movements

        Symphony #1 - 35 minutes, small orchestra (strings/2-2-2-2 2 winds, timpani), 4 movements, commmisioned by the Plaut Family

Chamber Music

     Five Poems for Mixed Consort - 15 minutes, violin/clarinet/cello/bassoon, 5 movements