Bevan Manson 

Composer & Jazz Pianist

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Concert Music:

California Concertino for Flute and Chamber Orchestra

Santa Monica Mountains for Solo Guitar and Chamber Orchestra

Switchbacko for Woodwind Quintet

Autumnland (Robert Stallman In Memorium)

Didn't Get the Message for jazz octet and 6 woodwinds

Gotcha! for Solo Clarinet

In Praise of Nyack for Solo Flute

Vista Del Marty for Oboe and String Trio

Blue Bird, Blue Jay on poems by Emily Dickenson for Women's Chorus SSA, Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Piano

Symphony #1 (work in progress)

Bungalow Boogie for Solo Viola 

The Blood Price for multi-media, narrators and mixed ensemble

String Quartet (small places in america)

Quartet for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano

Love in a Time of Garlic for String Trio

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

Sonata for Violin and Piano

Scherzo for Violin and Piano

Serenade for Angels for Flute, Oboe and Bassoon

An Irony Untold for two French Horns and Piano


Fantasia Burlesco for Mixed Ensemble

Something Like That for String Trio and Jazz Trio

Redwood, for vocal soloists and studio orchestra

Sample Arrangements:

Embraceable You, I Got Rhythm (Gershwin, arr. Manson) for 6 Violas
Cinema Paradiso (Morricone, arr. Manson)  for 2 Vocalists and Chamber Orchestra*
Star Eyes (DePaul, Raye, arr. Manson) for Vocalist and Chamber Orchestra, Jazz trio*
Over the Rainbow (Arlen, arr. Manson) for Violin and Cello
Comedy Tonight (Sondheim, arr. Manson) for Vocalist, String Quartet, Percussion**
All Blues (Davis, arr. Manson) for Vocal and Jazz Chamber Orchestra***
Sixth Sense (LaBarbera, arr. Manson) for 4 saxophones, trombone, rhythm section
ill Wind (Arlen, arr. Manson) for big band

*arranged for Cathy Segal Garcia’s CD The Jazz Chamber 
**arranged for Cheryl Bentyne’s Sondheim CD Rearrangements of Shadows
***arranged for upcoming jazz/orchestral CD

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