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Leroy Ostransky Guide: Published Works

This guide is intended as a starting point for research about Leroy Ostranksy, a composer, educator, and author from the University of Puget Sound.

Books and Essays by Ostransky

Selective List of Articles by Ostransky

"Early jazz." Music Educators Journal 64, no. 6 (February 1, 1978): 34-39.

"Helping Beethoven." Atlantic  201, (March 1958): 104.

"A Short Course in the History of Jazz."  Educational Music Magazine (November-December 1954): 16-17, 58-60. (copy in Archives, Box 1, Folder 8)

 "War of Nerves." Atlantic  202, (December 1958): 103.

Compositions: A Selective List

Leroy Ostransky wrote numerous compositions, including five symphonies, instructional scores, and a comic opera. Below is a selective listing of his works.

  • Aeolian Suite; Horn Quartet (1961)
  • Arabesques ; Flute Trio with Piano Accompaniment (1959)
  • Autumn Song; B♭ Bass Clarinet with Piano Accompaniment
  • Ballade; French Horn with Piano Accompaniment
  • Ballet Impressions;  B♭ Tenor Saxophone with Piano Accompaniment
  • Character variations on a modal theme; Brass Quintet (1959)
  • Concert Caprice for Tenor Saxaphone
  • Concertino for Trombone and Piano
  • Concerto Petite; E♭ Alto Clarinet with Piano Accompaniment
  • Contest Caprice; B♭ Tenor Saxophone with Piano Accompaniment (1958)
  • Contest Etude No. 1; Baritone Saxophone with Piano Accompaniment
  • Contest Trio No. 1;  Trombone Trio with Piano Accompaniment
  • Contest Trio No. 2;  Trombone Trio with Piano Accompaniment
  • Courante and Rigadoon for Brass Quintet
  • Dance suite; Cornet or Trumpet Quartet (1960)
  • Divertissement, for 3 B♭ Trumpets or Cornets with Piano Accompaniment (1959)
  • Donnybrook Quartet for 4 Trombones, or Trombones, Baritone, and Tuba (1961)
  • Fanfare and Allegro;  Trumpet/Cornet Quartet
  • The king’s heralds, for 3 B♭ Trumpets or Cornets with Piano Accompaniment (1959)
  • Marche Comique; B♭ Bass Clarinet with Piano Accompaniment
  • The Melting of Molly, a comic opera (1969)
  • Night Piece;  B♭Tenor Saxophone with Piano Accompaniment (1958)
  • Passacaglia and Scherzo; Brass Sextet, for 2 B♭ Cornets (trumpets) Horn in F, Trombone, Baritone, and Tuba (1959)
  • Pavane and Canzonetta; Cornet or Trumpet Quartet (1960)
  • Peasant Dance; Saxophone Trio (1959)
  • Pifferari No. 2; Piccolo with Piano Accompaniment
  • Poem and Dance; Saxophone Ensemble
  • Prelude and Galliard; Quartet for 4 Trombones, or 2 Trombones, Baritone, and Tuba (1961)
  • Rainier, a symphony (1971)
  • Romance for Trumpet and Piano
  • Songs for Julia (1973)
  • Spanish Rondo; Flute Trio with Piano Accompaniment (1959)
  • Suite for Brass Sextet
  • Symphony No. 4: American (1975)
  • Suite for Alto Saxophone and Piano;  E♭ Alto Saxophone with Piano Accompaniment
  • Suite for Brass Sextet; Prelude, Ballad, Rondo (1959)
  • Tonadilla, Chorale Prelude (1960)
  • Trio, Flute, Oboe & Clarinet, G minor (1959)
  • Two Episodes; Quartet for 4 Trombones, or 2 Trombones, Baritone, and Tuba (1961)
  • Two portraits; Saxophone Trio (1959)
  • Three Miniatures; Saxophone Trio
  • Variations on a Theme by Schumann / Baritone Saxophone with Piano Accompaniment
  • Velvet and tweed; horn quartet. (1961)

Ostransky