Fl, Ob, Perc I-IV, Timp, Organ, Strings26' SDG 04-500 Conductor's Score, Organ Score SDG 04-500P Orchestra PartsChamber Concerto for Organ, Winds, Percussion, Timpani, and Strings was commissioned in 2003 by organist John Friesen and St. Paul United Methodist Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. In three movements of equal length, the concerto is written in a "Handelian" style with active interplay between the organ and the orchestral forces. The outer movements are energized with many asymmetric, dance rhythms; the contrasting middle movement is a gentle Fantasy on "Amazing Grace". Organ part and conductor's score are also available separately.
See also Fantasy on "Amazing Grace", for Violoncello and Orchestra (SDG 05-502).
Fl, Ob, Perc I-VI, Timp, Harp, Strings21' SDGS 05-500 Conductor's Score, Harp Score$ 75.00 SDGS 05-500P Orchestra PartsThis concerto was written as a surprise gift for Kathy Bundock Moore, exquisite concert harpist and dear friend. Using the harp in an untraditional role, Berkey chose to use a smaller orchestra and to engage the solo instrument in "conversations" with the orchestral instruments. The work is in two movements, each having short cadenzas underscored by the orchestra.
Solo Violoncello and Piano (or Chamber Orchestra) Chamber Orchestra Picc I, II, 2222 221 Timp, Perc9'SDGS 953 Cello, Piano Reduction ScoresSDGS 95-500 Conductor's ScoreSDGS 95-500P Orchestra Parts$ 10.00The work is a large two-part form separated by a cello cadenza. The second section of the work is based on the composer's song, In a French Mountain Village. Timbre is dark and rich, always expressive and evocative. Written on commission from Kirk Gustafson and the College of Fine Arts at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, Elegy for a Memory was premired by David Low in a special concert prepared for South Dakota Public Television in 1984.
Fantasy on "Amazing Grace"
Solo Violoncello and Chamber Orchestra Fl, Ob, Perc I-II (Marimba, Glock), Organ, Strings8' SDG 05-202 Cello, Piano Reduction Scores SDG 05-502 Conductor's ScoreSDG 05-502P Orchestra PartsBased on the middle movement of Berkey's Chamber Concerto for Organ, this beautiful work for cello and orchestra recalls the pensive style of Copland or the tender expression of Barber.