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  FULL LENGTH OPERAS:

The Hero and Damned, a contemporary opera in 4 acts, based on ancient Greek myth of Perseus and Medusa.

On the Wings of the Scarlett Messenger, a contemporary opera in 4 acts, based on the Henry James' novel On the Wings of A Dove.  This version is set in the tropical Asian Pacific or Polynesia.

  Menkaure is a modern opera in three acts for soprano, bass, tenor, coloratura and baritone.  It is an opera buffa about a young woman who falls in love with an Egyptian statue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Perfect for the musical theater stage. Menotti Saint of Bleeker Street New York classical music

Germain is a tragic opera in four acts for baritone, tenor, alto, soprano, bass, and orchestra.  James Holland incorporates world music opera.

THE HERO AND
THE DAMNED

(The Myth of Perseus and Medusa)
A Contemporary Opera in Four Acts

(Duration: 2 hrs.)


ON THE WINGS OF THE
SCARLETT MESSENGER

(Based on a Henry James novel) 
An Opera in Four Acts
(Duration: 2 hrs.)

MENKAURE
A Modern Opera Buffa in
Three Acts

(Duration: 2hrs.)
(Click here or on the picture
to go to the summary and demo page)

GERMAIN
A Modern Opera Tragedy
in Four Acts

(Duration: 2 hrs.)
(Click here for the summary
and demo page)

 
  ONE ACT OPERAS
:

One Act Opera, The Discontented Housewife, is an operatic farce ( comedic opera ) for singers, coloratura and baritone, and orchestra.  Inspired by the American composer Gian Carlo Menotti The Telephone. Aaron Copeland, George Gershwin, Leonar Bernstein

The One Upstairs is a one act opera buffa for coloratura and alto Broadway belter and orchestra.  Solo arias and duets. Buy the vocal score here on composer, James Nathaniel Holland website.  Contemporary Opera one act

O Holy Art is a contemporary one act tragic opera for baritone,  soprano, bass, alto and orchestra.  Buy the sheet music for this opera here.

THE DISCONTENTED
HOUSEWIFE:

An Operatic Farce in
One Ridiculously Short Act

(Duration: 1/2hr)

THE ONE UPSTAIRS
Opera Buffa in One Act
(Duration: 40 min.)

O HOLY ART
A Tragedy in One Act
(Duration: 1 hour)



   MUSIC THEATER AND MISCELLANEOUS:
     A Lucky Star (Operetta for Children / Music Theater) 2 hours,     (Sample:  Bad Ain't So Bad, performed by Alexis Wesley)
     The Despot
(Haitian Operetta for Children / Music Theater) 2 hours  
     Incidental Music to Shakespeare's As You Like It (Jazz / Rock Style)
              (Samples on YouTube: 
Under the Greenwood Tree , Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind , performed by J. N. Holland)
     Incidental Music to I Never Saw Another Butterfly (Subject of Terezin Concentration Camp)      (Sample:  Opening / Clarinet Solo
)



 






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  BALLETS:

     
      The Snow Queen   (A Ballet in 3 Acts, adapted from the story of Hans Christian Andersen) 2 hours   

      The Wind in the Willows (Ballet/Chorus, for Children) 2 hours
              (Excerpts on YouTube:  Wind in the Willows Ballet, Acts 1 and 2,
              Wind in the Willow ballet, Act 3 )        
     
      The Satyricon     (A Purely Roman Ballet in 3 Acts) 2 hours
  





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  SYMPHONIES:


     Symphony No. 1,
The Dawning of 2012
                   ( Complete Symphony on YouTube ) (Total length: 40 min.)

    Symphony No. 2, Praise to Haitian Gods
                   (Complete Symphony on-line click here (Total length: 35 min.)

    Symphony No. 3, The Cathartic
                   (Complete Symphony on-line click here) (Total length: 40 min.)

    Symphony No. 4, For Strings
                   (Complete Symphony on-line click here) (Total length: 30 min.)

    Symphony No. 5,  ("The Enchanted" For Orchestra and Choir)  (Total length: 40 min.)

    Symphony No. 6,  ("Villa Barbarigo")  (Total length: 25 min.)


  CONCERTOS:
    Concerto No. 1 in C minor for Piano and Orchestra, "O Brasiliero"
                    (Full Piece Playlist at:  click here)
    Concerto No. 2 in Ab Major for Piano and Orchestra
                    (Full Piece at:  click here )
    Concerto No. 3 in G for Piano and Orchestra
                   

    Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra (25 min.)
                    (Sample:  Full work
    Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (25 min.)
    Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra (30 min.)
                    (Playlist of all 3 movements at:  click here )
    Concertino for Violin, Cello and Piano (35 min.)
                    (Full Piece at:  YouTube )
    Concerto for French Horn and Orchestra (25 min.) (Full Piece at:  YouTube )



  TONE POEMS AND MISCELLANEOUS:
    At the Gates of Dawn, A Piece for Orchestra  (13 min.) 
                    (Complete work at:  click here )
    Postcard from Brazil, Tone Poem for Orchestra  (20 min.) 
    Ceremonial Music and March No. 1, Arranged for Orchestra  (20 min.) 
                    (Full Piece at:  Full Work on YouTube )
    Ceremonial Music and March No. 2, 5 Movements  (25 min.) 
                    (Complete Suite on YouTube:  click here )
    The Wayfayer, A Piece for Orchestra  (12 min.)    (Complete work at:  click here )
    The Wind in the Willows, A Suite for Orchestra and Chorus  (40 min.) 
    The Satyricon, A Suite for Orchestra  (30 min.) 
    The Fundraiser (A fantasia for symphony orchestra, 24 min., Sample Realization )
    Sonnet XVIII for Chamber Orchestra (Strings and Winds, 7 min, click here )  
    Requiem, Concert piece for orchestra, chorus, and soloists


  SYMPHONIC BAND:
    La Corona,   (20 min.) 








INSTRUMENTAL CHAMBER MUSIC:


SOLO PIANO:
Meditations
(9 pieces, Samples Complete work on YouTube)
Music for the Morning (14 pieces, Samples Song No. 2)
Sonatas No.1, No. 2, No. 3  (Samples Piano Sonata No. 1, and Piano Sonata No. 2)
4 Nocturnes
Transcription of 3 Faure Songs
Ceremonial Music Suite No. 1
(All Original Music: Prelude, Entrance, Fanfare/Bridal March, Lighting of the Candle, Exit Music)
A Musical Offering


STRINGS:
String Quartet No. 1
  (Set on poems about the holidays and winter, Sample Realizations: Complete work )
String Quartet No. 2  (4 movement piece:  Complete Work)
String Quartet No. 3  (4 movement piece: )
Sonata for Violin and Piano (3 movements)
For Molly (Song for Solo Violin)
The Storyteller (Piece for solo Double Bass and Piano, Complete work)
Sonata for French Horn and Double Bass (First movement)
Sonata for solo Cello and Piano   (Complete work)
Autumnsong
  (Flute, Violin, Viola and Piano, One Movement, 10 min.) (Complete work)
Suite for Baroque Ensemble
  (2 Violins, Cello, Harpsichord, Tenor Lute, Five Movements, 20 min.) (Complete work)


WOODWINDS:

Woodwind Quintet (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, French Horn, Bassoon, Three Movements, Samples: Playlist
An Italian Suite for Trio (Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano, 4 movements, Playlist of Movments
African Fugue (Arranged for Saxophone Quartet)
Millepede for Flute and Piano (3 movements)
Lament for Solo Clarinet (1 movement, Sample)


BRASS:
Coffee Klatchin' (For Trombone Choir) Complete Work
Morning Music (Five Songs For Brass Quintet) 
Suite for Solo Trumpet 
Sonata for Horn and String Bass 
Villagers All This Frosty Morn (Christmas Carol For Brass Quintet and Chorus) 


   

VOCAL AND CHORAL MUSIC:


SONG CYCLES AND COLLECTIONS:
Complete Collection of Shakespeare Sonnets for Baritone (or Tenor) and Piano
(9 Sonnets, Samples: Playlist)
Canciones Latinas, Spanish Poetry throughout the Centuries for Soprano and Piano (14 songs, Part I and II, 45 min.)
Songs from Shakespeare's "As You Like It" (See above as well)(See above as well) for Voice and Piano
Holland Opera Anthology, Arias from the Holland Operas (See above as well) for Voice and Piano



CHORAL MUSIC:
Hell No!  A Fugue for Male Chorus Sample
Requiem, Concert Piece for Orchestra, SATB Chorus and Soloists
Wind in the Willows (Suite for Orchestra and Chorus, Text: Kenneth Grahamme)
O Truth Where Are You Now? (SATB from the Holland Opera Germain)
A Tale in the Day of Heartbreak  (4 Madrigals for SATB Chorus) Playlist
Not From the Stars (Shakespeare Sonnet, arrang. for Treble Chorus SSA)
Allo! (from Holland's "The Despot" , arrang. for 2 part children's chorus)

 

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