Celius Dougherty, 1902-86

Opera, Art Songs, & Folk Arrangements

Celius Dougherty
  • DOUGHERTY & RUZICKA

    27 minutes, 1984

    Songs by Celius Dougherty

    Sung by Nancy Williams

    Accompanied by the Composer

    Introduced by Celeste Holm

    Cinematography by Bruce Lane

    Interviews by Virginia Bouvier

    Directed by Park Dougherty

    American Film Festival Finalist

    The Ke   Intro.   (3 Meg Quicktime Mo)
     

    The Ke,   Performance  by Nancy Williams, accompanied by Celius.   (3.5 Meg Quicktime Movie.) 


  •          Celius Dougherty & Vincenz Ruzicka with Margaret Speaks on tour in Hawaii, Dec., 1947, where they accompanied her singing and performed Music from Seas and Ships, a duo-piano work dedicated to Dougherty's brother, killed at Pearl Harbor on the USS Arizona.

             Dougherty & Ruzicka was one of the top duo-piano teams of the 1940s and 50's. At their first concert (in Town Hall, 1939,) they played Igor Stravinsky's  "Concerto for Two Pianos," for which the Herald Tribune credited them with "an uncommonly exhilarating performance.....complete technical mastery and communicative zeal."  The team went on to play in every state of the union and in Vienna with the Vienna Symphony in 1955, where it gave the world premiere of Schoenberg's Sonata in C, an orchestral work which Dougherty arranged for two pianos.

INSTRUMENTAL  WORKS  BY  CELIUS  DOUGHERTY

PIANO

Concerto for Piano & Orchestra

 

Premiere, Minneapolis, 1922

   

I Surrender All

 

 

   

 Rhapsody

 

 

   

Sonata in E flat

 

Premiere, NY, 1927

     Allegro con brio

 

 

     Andante

 

 

     Allegro molto

 

 

 

 

 

Sonata in G

X

Premiere, Princeton, 1935

     Appassionato

 

 

     Rondo piacevoie

 

 

CHAMBER MUSIC

Sonata for Violin and Piano

Premiere, New York, 1930

     Allegro

 

     Largo

 

     Molto allegro

 

 

 

String Quartet in B Minor

1932

     Bold and Incisive

 

     With quiet intensity

 

     With rhythmic force

 

 

 

String Quintet

 

2 PIANOS

 Music from Seas & Ships    *

GS

Premiere, NY, 1944

     1.   Banks of Sacramento

 

 

     2.   Sea-Calm

 

 

    3.   Mobile Bay

 

 

ARRANGEMENTS FOR 2 PIANOS

Allegro                        (from Opus 144)     

Schubert

 

 

 

Allegro Moderato     

 J.S. Bach

 

 

 

American Dance, 1910  

 Henri Gilbert

 

 

 

Andante          

Mozart

 

 

 

Andante           (from Concerto in E flat Major)

W.F. Bach

GS

 

1945

Ballet   (Armide)Gluck   

Ballet-Orpheus

 

 

 

 

Boilero    
Canto di Caccia Siciano    
Cake WalkTansman   

Christmas Pastorale    (fr. Christmas Oratorio)

J.S. Bach

 

 

 

Choral   

with high voice

Circus Polka for a Young ElephantStravinsky   
The Crab    
DanzaCervantes   
El Uifo    

Excerpts from Sleeping Beauty 

 Tchaikovsky

CF

 

1955

Fandango    de Falla

 Ch

  
Fledermaus Polka    
Flugschriften               (from Opus 300)Strauss   

Granada    

Albeniz

 

 

 

La Fileuse    

Fauré

 

 

 

Landleirischer Tanze    

Schubert

GS

 

1951

The LarkGlinka   

Le Boeuf sur le Toit

Milhaut

 

 

 

Les Entretieus de la Belle et de la Bete    

Lulu Suite   

 Alban Berg

 

 

 

Minuetto    

Gluck

GS

 

1944

Pantomine

de Falla

Ch

 

1944

Parade

Wm Schuman

 

 

 

Poeme 

Chausson

 

 

 

Prelude & Fugue

Buxtehide

GS

 

1944

Rhapsody in Blue

Gershwin

 

 

 

Seguidilla

Albeniz

 

 

 

Serenade                    (from Opus 44)Dvorak  

February 3, 1982

Sonata #1                   (K381)

Mozart

 

 

 

Sonata III                (from Sonatas in Four Parts)

Purcell

CF

 

Premiere, N.Y., 1944

SufferingNatalie Crane   
SummertimeGershwin  

 with high voice

To Greet the New Year

 

 

 

 

Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

Strauss

CF

 

1949

Variations on a Recitative

Schoenberg

HWG

 

Premiere, Vienna, 1955

Vindobona

Joseph Lammer

     GS

 

1944

AVAILABILITY OF MUSIC

Except for those marked with an X, all titles listed above are held in the CeliusDougherty.Org archive and the music library at the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities. All published works can also be found at the Schubert Club Museum and the music libraries at St. Olaf College and the College of Charleston.  Published works are delineated by initials as follows:  "GS" for G. Schirmer, "BH" for Boosey & Hawkes,  "CF" for Carl Fisher, "HWG" for H W Gray Co. and "Ch" for J & W Chester, Ltd.  Sheet music that is out of print - all piano music - can be reproduced with the permission of the publisher.