Musical works (as of 2003)
- School of Velocity for piano (14’), in 3 movements (1992), commissioned by Donald Berman; recorded by him on CRI CD 812 (1999).
- Lumen I, Lumen II for flute (8’), in 2 movements (2001).
- Learning to Swim for clarinet and piano (6’) (1989).
- Tranced for violin and piano (6’) (1990); commissioned by the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association.
- Echoi for violin and piano (14’), in 3 movements (1999).
- Sppooo for celesta and vibraphone (11’), in 5 movements (2001).
- Tesserae for viola and piano (7’) (2002); commissioned by Jonathan Bagg.
- Uncle Inferno for piano, 6 hands (7’), in 3 movements (1987); commissioned by the Longy School of Music; received 1990 Composers Guild First Prize (music for children), recorded by pianists Donald Berman, Sandra Hebert, Marti Epstein on CRI CD 812.
- Clarion/Shadowing for clarinet, violin, and piano (12’), in 2 movements (1992) received 1994 International Clarinet Association Competition honorable mention; recorded by Ian Greitzer, clarinet, Cyrus Stevens, violin, Donald Berman, piano on CRI CD 812.
- Tema for string quartet (12’) (1987); commissioned by the Boston Composers String Quartet; received 1990 Composers Guild First Prize and 1988 Malloy Miller Composition Prize (Boston University).
- Cloches for piano, violin, viola, cello (9’) (1995); commissioned by the Boston Conservatory Chamber Ensemble.
- Quaterna for saxophone quartet, in 3 movements (17’) (1998); commissioned by the Rascher Saxophone Quartet.
- Roulade for flute, harp, and string trio (8’) (1991); received 1992 Lee Ettelson Composers Award from Composers, Inc.; recorded by Christine Fish, flute, Susan Robinson, harp, Clayton Hoener, violin, Scott Woolweaver, viola, Andrew Mark, cello on CRI CD 812.
- Cortege for brass quintet (15’), in 3 movements (1994); commissioned by the Brass Consortium and funded by the National Endowmant for the Arts.
- Still Raining, Still Dreaming for 6 players: flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello (7’) (1996); commissioned by Boston Musica Viva and the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition.
- Twenty Ways Upon the Bells for 7 players: flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet, piano/celesta, percussion, violin, viola, cello (9’) (1994); commissioned by the Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble and funded by the National Endowmant for the Arts; received 1997 Heckscher Foundation Composition Prize; recorded by Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, Scott Wheeler, conductor on CRI CD 812.
- Cloches II for 8 players: flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, viola, cello, contrabass (9’) (1997); commissioned by Musica dOggi; recorded by Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, Scott Wheeler, conductor on CRI CD 812.
- Three Songs from Yeats for soprano, 2 harps, and 2 pianos (14’) (1986).
- The Applicant (Sylvia Plath) for narrator and string quartet (8’) (1986).
- Catena for piano and chamber orchestra: 1120, 2110, celesta, piano, 2 percussion, strings (15’), in 3 movements (2000); commissioned by the New Juilliard Ensemble; recorded by Dinosaur Annex Chamber Orchestra, Scott Wheeler, conductor, Donald Berman, piano (release pending).
- Furies for chamber orchestra (in progress); funded by the Guggenheim Foundation.
- Parallel Universe for string orchestra (in progress); funded by the Guggenheim Foundation.
- Times Arrow for orchestra: 2222, 2210, harp, piano, 2 percussion, strings (15’), in 2 movements (1995).
Composer Arthur Levering has received many awards for his work including the Rome Prize, the Heckscher Foundation Composition Prize, a Barlow Foundation Commission, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. Recent commissions include Boston Musica Viva, the New Juilliard Ensemble, Musica dOggi (Italy), and the Rascher Saxophone Quartet (Germany). His music has been performed at New Yorks Merkin Hall, Weill Hall, and Alice Tully Hall, at the Aspen Music Festival, on the League of Composers/ISCM series, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella Series, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Double Exposure series, as well as at concerts and festivals in Britain, France, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland. A compact disk of his work is available from New World (School of Velocity, CRI CD 812), funded in part by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University ("the best debut album by an American composer I’ve heard this year" - Robert Carl, Fanfare, July/August, 1999).