Compositions

"I have observed Dr. Goldspiel interacting with both the student and adult populations and have been impressed with his ability to tailor his informances to his audience in such a wide variety of venues. He has earned the respect of the boards and administrators of organizations in our local communities and is representative of the partnership that should exist between members of a University faculty and the host community."

Tommy Usrey, Executive Director Northeast Louisiana Arts Council

Duck, Duck, Soup for Guitar and Tuba.

And The Song Is The Light – a new Shabbat Service for Soprano, Vocal Quartet, Synthesizer, and Guitar; a project of the Alabama State Council on the Arts 2016-2017 Artist Fellowship Award (In Progress).

With Solitude and Song for Voice and Guitar (9′) – commissioned by Barbara Bonfield, Text by Emma Lazarus. Premiered at The Club in Birmingham, AL.

Yom HaShoah for solo guitar (9′).

Sometimes Y for Soprano, Clarinet, and Piano (In Progress).

Soldier of Mine for SATB Choir (8′) – commissioned by Snead State Community College, Text by Margaret McQuarry Huskey.

Purple Nokh A Mol for solo Tuba (6′) – commissioned by Joe L. Alexander; Premiered at the Mississippi University for Women for the Mid-South Chapter of NAC/USA

Magic Shtetl Klezmer Band at Temple Emanu-El
Magic Shtetl Klezmer Band at Temple Emanu-El

Klezmer Shabbat Service for Quintet, SATB Choir, Soloist (55′) – commissioned by Temple Emanu-El; Premiered at Temple Emanu-El, Birmingham, AL.

Slippery Slope at 16th St Church
Performing Slippery Slope at the historic 16th Street Baptist Church

Slippery Slope for Guitar and Violin (6.5′) – commissioned by the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center.

V’shamru for SATB choir (5′).

A New City for Soprano, Clarinet, and Guitar (12′) – commissioned by the Alabama Music Teachers Association; Text by L. B. Morgan.

Vagaries and Sundries for French Horn, Trumpet, and Trombone (4′).

And All That Jazz? for Guitar, Trumpet and Clarinet (11′).

The Sword and the Lute for Guitar and Soprano Saxophone (12′).

Five Preludes for Solo Guitar (10′).

From Birds to the Flying Machine for Guitar and Soprano (11′); Text by Leonardo Da Vinci.

A Day at the Beach for Guitar and Clarinet (7′).

Tale of the Bird Mound for Solo Guitar (12′).

Nature Sketches for Solo Guitar (12′).

Latin Overture for Two Guitars (5′).

Five Meditations for Solo Guitar (15′).

Alan Goldspiel is a member of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance and President of the National Association of Composers/USA – Mid-South Chapter