Large Ensembles

A category with a wide variety of instrumental and vocal combinations for large ensembles.


Reflections on the Way (Songs of a Hermit) (2003) (four songs for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, settings of poems by David Budbill) 18′

Hoppin’ John (2004) (a work for wind ensemble in one movement) 5′

On the Quiet Side (2005) (a work for wind ensemble in one movement) 6′

Matt’s Tune (orchestral version) (2008) (a work for orchestra in one movement) 4′

Trajectory of Flight (2011) (six songs for mezzo-soprano and strings, settings of poems by Jean L. Connor) 25′

“Nielsen’s mixing of colors of the voice and the quintet of strings was beautifully crafted in such a way that it not only expressed these beautiful introspective poems, it delivered their deepest emotions. . . It was riveting.”

Jim Lowe, Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus review, October 18, 2011, discussing the song cycle Trajectory of Flight