Commissions

Below is a list of works commissioned by or dedicated to Kimball Gallagher. Please click on the titles to visit the page with videos and commentary.

 

Ode to Antarctica by Christina Courtin

Ode to Antarctica was commissioned by Kimball Gallagher to be premiered at the Chilean Antarctic Institute on King George Island, an island on the northern tip of the Antarctic peninsula.  Read More…

Impromptu by Souhayl Guesmi

Impromptu is a solo piano work in a romantic style based on a melodic phrase from the Tunisia melody “That el Yasmina” (Beneath the Jasmine Tree). Read More…

 

A Poets Journey by Hwaen Ch’uqi

Commissioned by Victor Elmaleh for Kimball Gallagher to be Premiered in Lima, Peru, A Poet’s Journey, is a 7 movement travelogue, each movement representing a different country and together tracing movements around the globe inspired by countries of the 88 Concert Tour.  Read More…

 

Children’s Games/Toy Kaleidoscope by Ke-chia Chen and Ming-hsiu Yen

Taiwan 88 commissioned Taiwanese composers Ke Chia Chen and Ming Hsiu Yen to create a new, Taiwanese set of musical depictions of children’s games modeled after Georges Bizet’s Jeux d’enfant for 4 hands. Read More…

 

 

Akhet (Horizon) by Ryan Francis

Commissioned by Kimball Gallagher, Cultures in Harmony, with very special thanks for the support of Fares and Jane Zaki, American-Egyptian composer, Ryan Francis, comes home to Egypt with a piece of music based on a pharaonic text. The text is sung in Arabic.  Here is an English translation: Read more …


Rang de Basant 
 by Reena Esmail

As part of a 6 city concert tour of India in Collaboration with 4 NGOs that work with Wastepickers, Kimball Gallagher commissioned Reena Esmail to compose a work combining Indian and Western influence. Read more …


Jaunpuri
 by Michael Harrison

“Kimball asked me to write a piece based upon elements of Indian classical music that he could play on his upcoming tour of India. ” Read more …


Au Jardin des Plantes
 by Melissa Odens

A touching, lilting composition by Melissa Odens written for this concert in Paris and others on the tour. Read more …