Noam Sheriff

(b. 1935)

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(b Ramat‐Gan, Israel, 1935).

Israeli composer. Founder and cond. Hebrew Univ. SO 1955–9. Teacher of orchestration, Jerusalem Acad. of Mus. from 1966 and Tel Aviv Nat. Acad. from 1967. Prof. comp. and cond., Rubin Acad. of Mus., Tel Aviv, 1990–2000 (dir. 1998–2000). Mus. dir. Israel SO 1989–96; Israel CO 2002–5; New Haifa SO from 2004. Works incl. Songs of Degrees, orch. (1959); pf. sonata (1962); Metamorphoses on a Galliard, orch. (1966); Chaconne, orch. (1968); Cain, choreog. drama with elec. mus. on tape (1969); Sonata, chamber orch. (1973); str. qt. (1973); hp. quintet (1975–6); The Story of Deborah, choreog. movement for ch., brass, perc., synthesizers (1976); va. sonata (1976); Prayers, str. (1983); La Follia, vars. for orch. (1984); str. qt. No.1 (1982), No.2 (1996); Revival of the Dead, ten., bar., boys' ch., male ch., orch. (1985); vn. conc. (1986); vc. conc. (1987, rev. 1996); For Ella…, pf. (1991); Sephardic Passion, ten., alto, ch., orch. (1992); pf. conc. (Scarlattiana) (1994); The Sacrifice of Isaac, orch. (1997); Genesis, soloists, children's ch., orch. (1998); Sonata à 3, fl., alto fl., picc. (1998); Golam 13, opera, 2006.

Subjects: Music.

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