Symphonies on Ancient Tunes: 1. Variations on l’Homme Armé; 2. Fantasia on the Willow Song; 3. Scherzo on Westron Wynde
Second version of Picture of Dorian Gray for piano, 4 hands
Central Park Suite for orchestra: 1. The Lake 2005. 2. The Obelisk (Cleopatra’s Needle) 2005-06. 3. The Ramble 2005-6. 4. Angel of the Waters (Bethesda Fountain) 2007
Contributions to yearly Delian Suite: 2005: The Lake in Central Park (original 1 minute piano piece later expanded as #1 from Central Park Suite.)
2006: Glee: The Ghosts for three part vocal ensemble based on a poem of T.L. Peacock
2007: "Rêverie" for flute and guitar and "To Life" for three part vocal ensemble on a poem of Thomas Hardy.
Statement by the composer:
As a student at Yale I wrote in the atonal and 12-tone idioms, Later I often mixed atonal and tonal styles; seriously as in Memorial 3 and, satirically, in "Schratkonzert" from the Schratlieder and in No. 5 of the Variations for Wind Quartet, to take two examples. In general, my style has become more tonal since my earlier days.
Because of my association with Mason Martens (Memorial 3 is in his memory.), an editor and church musician, I developed a "church" style influenced by French music: Fauré and Poulenc in particular. Carillon is in this style, though written a long time after this period.
Edward Gold was born in Brooklyn, NY. He has a B.A. degree in music from New York City College and a Master of Music from Yale University. Among his piano teachers were Elise Braun-Barnett at the Henry Street Settlement Music School, ElIsworth Grumman at Yale and Nadia Reisenberg at the Mannes College of Music. His composition studies at Yale were with Mel Powell and H. Leroy Baumgartner.
In 1963 he played a piano recital tour of Mexico under the U.S. Information Service and in 1994, played a recital of music by Louis Moreau Gottschalk on the Queen Elizabeth 2.
Among Mr. Gold’s recordings for Musical Heritage Society are "Gottschalk Piano Music" released in 1973 (MHS 1629), piano music of J.L. Dussek (1974- MHS1966), "Romantic Cello Encores" with Albert Catell (1971- MHS 1219) and "Music by Israeli Composers (1973- MHS 1653/1654) with various artists and to which he also contributed an arrangement of the song "Y’rushalayim".
In recent years, Mr. Gold has composed entirely on the computer and has sequenced his own music as well as the music of others, including Elgar, Schumann, Liszt, and Brahms. These are on file at Classical Archives,