Music / Audio

Selected Piano Performances by Dr. Monica Tripp-Roberson

George Gershwin’s Piano Prelude No. 3

Franz Listz’s Sonetto 104 del Petrarca

Ludwig van Beethoven Concert in C minor Mvt. 1

Select George Gershwin Compositions Arranged for Piano and Flute: Performed by Tasha Jones and Monica Roberson

Original composition list composed by Dr. Monica Tripp-Roberson

Chamber Ensemble

-Farewell Sonata for ensemble. (2019) Upcoming premier: 2021 at Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre.

A plAy on Ah-affoe-way-cah (flute, clarinet, bassoon, 2 percussionist, 2 violins, viola, cello). 2003. Premiered in March 2004 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Beyond The Hour. (2 violins, viola, cello). 2005. Premiered in November 2005 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Beyond the Tone (2 violins, viola, cello). 2006 Premiered in November 2006 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Hour Glass (flute, violin, bassoon). 2003.

Runnin’ (2 violins, viola, cello). 2002. Premiered in November 2002 at Peabody Conservatory.

Piano

The Reflective Soul. 2008. Premiered on February 17, 2008 at Spelman College.

Five Piano Preludes. 2001. Premiered in February 2001 at University of North Florida and Peabody Conservatory.

Percussion

What Was, Is (solo percussion). 2008. Premiered in March 2006 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Violin

Expressive Passing (violin, piano). 2008. Premiered on February 17, 2008 at Spelman College and on July 2, 2008 at State Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria by De. Roumena Beorgieva and Daniela Kikava.

Shadows (violin, computer music). 2003. Premiered in May 2003 at Peabody Conservatory.

Cello

Echoes (cello, electronics). 2006

Shadows Uplifted (cello). 2003.

Orchestra

7 Seals. Revelations. 2003. Completed as partial fulfillment of the Master of Music degree.

Band

ChArismatic Motion. 2002

Vocal Music

Solo Voice

Dream of Love This Way (soprano, piano). 2008. Text: Alexander Tripp, Sr. 

Songs for the Soul (soprano, piano) 2001 revised 2008. Text: Althea L. Pendegrass, Alexander Tripp, Sr. Contents: (1) Youth-Time; (2) What’s Da Matter?; (3) A Sheltered Home. 

Songs for the Soul (tenor, piano). 2001. Text: Althea L. Pendegrass, Alexander Tripp, Sr. Premiered in March 2002 at Peabody Conservatory and February 2003 at Florida Community College at Jacksonville.

Solo Voice and Instruments

Never Stand Still (soprano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 percussionist, piano, 2 violin, viola, cello). 2008. Text: Walter L. Wiggins. 

What’s da Matter? (soprano, flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, 2 percussionist, piano, violin, viola, cello) 2004. Maryland: Roberson Music, 2009. Text: Althea L. Pendegrass. Premiered at the Dawn Upshaw workshop in March of 2005 and in April 2005 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Won the 2005 Margaret Blackburn International Composition Competition. Review listed in Pan Pipes, fall 2005, Vol. 98. No. 1.

Chorus

Press On Children (SSAATB). 2006. Text: Philippians 3:14. Commissioned by the UIUC Black Chorus, directed by Dr. Ollie Watts-Davis. Premiered in 2006 by the UIUC by the Black Chorus.

Worthy (SAATTBB). 2005 Text: Pslams 18. commissioned by the UIUC Black Chorus, directed by Dr. Ollie Watts-Davis. Premiered in 2006 by the UIUC Black Chorus.

Dramatic Music

A Room of One’s Own (soprano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 percussionist, piano, 2 violin, viola, cello, double bass). Text: Virginia Woolf. 2007 Dissertation work. Text by Virginia Woolf.

Electronic Music

Silhouette and Crumbs. (electronic). 2005. Premiered in September 2005 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.