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Composer Ron Perera

Ronald Perera, composer

Ronald Perera’s compositions include operas, song cycles, chamber, choral, and orchestral works, and several works for instruments or voices with electronic sounds. He is perhaps best known for his settings of texts by authors as diverse as Dickinson, Joyce, Grass, Sappho, Cummings, Shakespeare, Francis of Assisi, Melville, Ferlinghetti, Updike and Henry Beston. Seven major pieces are represented on compact discs released in the late 1990s. Reviewing CRI CD 796 for Fanfare magazine, critic John Story writes, “Three Poems of Günter Grass is, quite simply, one of the most haunting works of the last 25 years.” Reviewing The Outermost House on Albany Troy 314 he writes, “When he is on form, Ronald Perera is among the finest living combiners of words and music…. The music is simply lovely.”

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Opera

  Opera

Operas for adults and for children.
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Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra works

Orchestra

Compositions for full or chamber orchestra.
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Choral Works

Choral

Music for mixed, men’s and women’s choir.
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Chamber Music

Chamber Music

Music for small ensembles with and without voice.
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Keyboard Works

Keyboards

Works for piano or organ.
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Solo Vocal

  Solo Vocal

Music for solo voice.
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Solo Instrumental

Solo Instrumental

Music for single instruments with and without accompaniment.
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Electroacoustic

Electroacoustic

Music composed on analog or digital instruments.
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