Adrienne Inglis

Notable Achievements

Part-time Instructor of Applied Music Adrienne Inglis participated in “I Belong to You,” a multimedia experience presented by Inversion Ensemble and featuring the world premiere of “Motherland/I Belong to You,” an oratorio blending poetry, comic book illustration, and choral music, on June 25. The autobiographical libretto by critically acclaimed comic book author Greg Pak (The Incredible Hulk, Star Wars) explores the history, culture, and natural wonders of Texas from the perspective of a native Texan during the various stages of his life. The musical adaptation of Pak’s text by Inversion’s three founding members—Inglis, Robbie LaBanca, and Trevor F. Shaw—was sung by Inversion’s flagship choral ensemble and accompanied by guest artists Invoke (string quartet) and Ethan Shaw (steel guitarist). “Motherland/I Belong to You” will also be published as an original comic book by Pak, commissioned by Inversion, with illustrations by renowned artists Ann Smith, Dustinn Craig, Ethan Young, Sean Chen, and Shing Yin Khor. A recording of the performance may be purchased via the Inversion website

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Expertise

Flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo, quena, zamponas (Andean panpipes, also called sikus), toyos, Latin American folk music, flauto traverso, D whistle, low whistle, composition

If you want to ask award-winning composer Adrienne Inglis about learning piano and flute in Berkeley as a child or about her music degrees from Lewis and Clark College and University of Texas at Austin, make sure she’s not near a window because she’s easily distracted by birds and will stop speaking suddenly if she sees one. So it won’t surprise you that her compositions often include bird sounds. Luckily, her family history research draws her to other topics such as her Ojibwe, Venezuelan, Scottish, and colonial roots. Her choral, chamber, and orchestral compositions also sometimes explore nature, scripture, Shakespeare, and bugs. She lives in the rural hill country of central Texas, freelances, teaches flute at Southwestern University and plays principal flute of the Central Texas Philharmonic. She puts down her binoculars to perform, record, and tour with flute/harp duo, Chaski. As a founding member, she composes and sings with Inversion Ensemble. Adrienne Inglis is a member of A.S.C.A.P., the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.

As an instructor, she strives to teach her students to guide their own learning and enjoyment as they continually improve tone, breathing, rhythm, technique, musicality, phrasing, breadth of repertoire, stylistic interpretation, understanding of some theory and analysis, vibrato, embellishments, performance practices, stage presence, and flute maintenance.

She is affiliated with National Flute Association, Austin Federation of Musicians Local 433, American Composers Forum, ASCAP, Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi.


Compositora venezolana-americana Adrienne Inglis nació en Berkeley, California. Se crió con madre venezolana en un medioambiente con tradiciones venezolanas. Ha tenido el gusto de pasar mucho tiempo en Latinoamérica aprendiendo las costumbres y ritmos que hacen latir el corazón de Sudamérica. Estudió flauta en Lewis and College College en Portland, Oregon, y en la University of Texas at Austin. Es compositora y una de las fundadoras de Inversion Ensemble, instructora de flauta en Southwestern University, flautista principal de Central Texas Philharmonic, y flautista con el duo Chaski. Ha compuesto varias obras corales en español y con ritmos latinos. Es miembro de ASCAP.


“Tenor Trevor Shaw gave us a sweet Benedictus, featuring Adrienne Inglis on flute - she was the evening’s stellar soloist, who did double duty singing with the chorus - and a rhythmic cello underpinning a musical line that seemed to flirt with Bach’s melodic Air on the G String.” - Austin Chronicle review by Robi Polgar of Panoramic Voices’ Bach: Mass in B Minor, August 2017

“She’s an extremely talented performer capable of playing a truckload of different woodwind instruments from around the world. She owns the sometimes hard to find alto flute and also owns an incredibly rare bass flute and plays both with such impassioned expression. I could hear her play the bass flute for hours.” –Brian Satterwhite, film composer, February 2008.


Honors & Awards

  • 2022 Commissions from Inversion Ensemble (Austin, Texas), Dr. Joseph Choi (Austin, Texas), Jonathan Riemer (Austin, Texas)
  • Third Prize Winner of the 2022 New Voices for the Young Flutist Competition

  • Winner of 2021 ASCAP Plus Award

  • 2021 Commissions from Chorus Austin (Austin, Texas), Maureen Broy Papovich (Austin, Texas), Lewis and Clark College Choral Program (Portland, Oregon), Inversion Ensemble (Austin, Texas)

  • Winner of 2020 ASCAP Plus Award

  • Carlos Cordero interviewed Adrienne Inglis for his April 6, 2020 Happy Choir Podcast #24: Adrienne Inglis On Writing Choral Music That Includes Your Roots.

  • 2020 Commissions from North Central College and Dr. Ramona Wis (Naperville, Illinois), Inversion Ensemble (Austin, Texas), Becky and Ted Mercado (Austin, Texas), Panoramic Voices (Austin, Texas)

  • On May 13, 2019, Austin Critics Table announced that Innocent Blood by Adrienne Inglis was nominated for best Original Composition/Score for 2018-19. Inversion Ensemble’s concert I, Too, Sing America, the concert on which it was performed, was nominated for best Concert/Opera performance.

  • 2019 Commissions from Balcones Community Orchestra of Austin, Texas; Jonathan Riemer of Austin, Texas

  • On December 28, 2018, Inversion Ensemble’s I, Too, Sing America concert was listed by Robert Faires in the Austin Chronicle as one of Austin’s top ten ten classical music experiences of 2018: “8) I, Too, Sing America (Inversion Ensemble) A history lesson through choral music, speaking to struggles present and past (e.g., witch trials in Adrienne Inglis’ forceful Innocent Blood), with the choir’s united voices ever a symbol of e pluribus unum.”

  • “The Sunshine of Your Smile” from Letters to Faith was performed by Chorus Austin with conductor Ryan Heller at its Southwest Voices concert, which won the Austin Critics Table Award 2017-18 for Classical Music Concert/Opera.

  • Chemical Engineering Scholarship at the University of Texas at Austin, 1989-1992
  • Ima Hogg National Young Artist Competition Finalist, 1986
  • University of Texas at Austin Graduate Fellowship, 1985-1986
  • University of Texas at Austin Teaching Assistantship, 1985-1986
  • Midland-Odessa Symphony National Young Artist Competition Winner, 1985
  • Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition Finalist, 1983
  • MTNA Wurlitzer-Collegiate Artist Competition Second Alternate National Winner, 1982
  • Northwest Young Artist Series Winner and Recitalist, 1982
  • If you want to ask award-winning composer Adrienne Inglis about learning piano and flute in Berkeley as a child or about her music degrees from Lewis and Clark College and University of Texas at Austin, make sure she’s not near a window because she’s easily distracted by birds and will stop speaking suddenly if she sees one. So it won’t surprise you that her compositions often include bird sounds. Luckily, her family history research draws her to other topics such as her Ojibwe, Venezuelan, Scottish, and colonial roots. Her choral, chamber, and orchestral compositions also sometimes explore nature, scripture, Shakespeare, and bugs. She lives in the rural hill country of central Texas, freelances, teaches flute at Southwestern University and plays principal flute of the Central Texas Philharmonic. She puts down her binoculars to perform, record, and tour with flute/harp duo, Chaski. As a founding member, she composes and sings with Inversion Ensemble. Adrienne Inglis is a member of A.S.C.A.P., the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.

    As an instructor, she strives to teach her students to guide their own learning and enjoyment as they continually improve tone, breathing, rhythm, technique, musicality, phrasing, breadth of repertoire, stylistic interpretation, understanding of some theory and analysis, vibrato, embellishments, performance practices, stage presence, and flute maintenance.

    She is affiliated with National Flute Association, Austin Federation of Musicians Local 433, American Composers Forum, ASCAP, Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi.


    Compositora venezolana-americana Adrienne Inglis nació en Berkeley, California. Se crió con madre venezolana en un medioambiente con tradiciones venezolanas. Ha tenido el gusto de pasar mucho tiempo en Latinoamérica aprendiendo las costumbres y ritmos que hacen latir el corazón de Sudamérica. Estudió flauta en Lewis and College College en Portland, Oregon, y en la University of Texas at Austin. Es compositora y una de las fundadoras de Inversion Ensemble, instructora de flauta en Southwestern University, flautista principal de Central Texas Philharmonic, y flautista con el duo Chaski. Ha compuesto varias obras corales en español y con ritmos latinos. Es miembro de ASCAP.


    “Tenor Trevor Shaw gave us a sweet Benedictus, featuring Adrienne Inglis on flute - she was the evening’s stellar soloist, who did double duty singing with the chorus - and a rhythmic cello underpinning a musical line that seemed to flirt with Bach’s melodic Air on the G String.” - Austin Chronicle review by Robi Polgar of Panoramic Voices’ Bach: Mass in B Minor, August 2017

    “She’s an extremely talented performer capable of playing a truckload of different woodwind instruments from around the world. She owns the sometimes hard to find alto flute and also owns an incredibly rare bass flute and plays both with such impassioned expression. I could hear her play the bass flute for hours.” –Brian Satterwhite, film composer, February 2008.


    Honors & Awards

    • 2022 Commissions from Inversion Ensemble (Austin, Texas), Dr. Joseph Choi (Austin, Texas), Jonathan Riemer (Austin, Texas)
    • Third Prize Winner of the 2022 New Voices for the Young Flutist Competition

    • Winner of 2021 ASCAP Plus Award

    • 2021 Commissions from Chorus Austin (Austin, Texas), Maureen Broy Papovich (Austin, Texas), Lewis and Clark College Choral Program (Portland, Oregon), Inversion Ensemble (Austin, Texas)

    • Winner of 2020 ASCAP Plus Award

    • Carlos Cordero interviewed Adrienne Inglis for his April 6, 2020 Happy Choir Podcast #24: Adrienne Inglis On Writing Choral Music That Includes Your Roots.

    • 2020 Commissions from North Central College and Dr. Ramona Wis (Naperville, Illinois), Inversion Ensemble (Austin, Texas), Becky and Ted Mercado (Austin, Texas), Panoramic Voices (Austin, Texas)

    • On May 13, 2019, Austin Critics Table announced that Innocent Blood by Adrienne Inglis was nominated for best Original Composition/Score for 2018-19. Inversion Ensemble’s concert I, Too, Sing America, the concert on which it was performed, was nominated for best Concert/Opera performance.

    • 2019 Commissions from Balcones Community Orchestra of Austin, Texas; Jonathan Riemer of Austin, Texas

    • On December 28, 2018, Inversion Ensemble’s I, Too, Sing America concert was listed by Robert Faires in the Austin Chronicle as one of Austin’s top ten ten classical music experiences of 2018: “8) I, Too, Sing America (Inversion Ensemble) A history lesson through choral music, speaking to struggles present and past (e.g., witch trials in Adrienne Inglis’ forceful Innocent Blood), with the choir’s united voices ever a symbol of e pluribus unum.”

    • “The Sunshine of Your Smile” from Letters to Faith was performed by Chorus Austin with conductor Ryan Heller at its Southwest Voices concert, which won the Austin Critics Table Award 2017-18 for Classical Music Concert/Opera.

    • Chemical Engineering Scholarship at the University of Texas at Austin, 1989-1992
    • Ima Hogg National Young Artist Competition Finalist, 1986
    • University of Texas at Austin Graduate Fellowship, 1985-1986
    • University of Texas at Austin Teaching Assistantship, 1985-1986
    • Midland-Odessa Symphony National Young Artist Competition Winner, 1985
    • Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition Finalist, 1983
    • MTNA Wurlitzer-Collegiate Artist Competition Second Alternate National Winner, 1982
    • Northwest Young Artist Series Winner and Recitalist, 1982
  • My composer website is http://adrienneinglis.com.

    Some of my compositions are available at Sheet Music Plus: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/publishers/Adrienne-Inglis-ASCAP/1428

  • Works:

    Stars Through the Rain (2022) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP) and Walter Torres (BMI)
    SAB and electronic track by Walter Torres
    Text — Stars Through the Rain by Kim Stafford
    Program note —
    Duration 3:23
    Difficulty 2 (High school)
    Language — Spanish
    Sheet music is available for purchase soon.
    Performances:
    Spring 2023 Inversion Nova’s inaugural concert, Austin, Texas (world premiere)

    La loba (2022) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP)
    SATB mixed chorus and amplified flute
    Text: an excerpt from La loba (1916) by Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni (1892-1938)
    Commissioned by Jonathan Riemer for Inversion Ensemble’s The Electric Choir concert October 22, 2022
    Duration 3-5 minutes
    Difficulty 4 (Auditioned chorus)
    Language — Spanish
    Sheet music is available for purchase soon.
    The perusal score video will be included on this YouTube playlist.
    Performances:
    22 Oct 2022 Inversion Ensemble and flutist Adrienne Inglis (world premiere) at KMFA

    Señora chichera (2022) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP)
    SAB mixed chorus and piano
    Text — traditional folk song in Spanish and Quechua
    Duration 3:00
    Difficulty 2 (High school)
    Language: Spanish, Quechua
    Sheet music is available for purchase soon.
    Performances:
    5 Aug 2022 Inversion Coda, Austin, Texas (world premiere) tickets here

    I Belong to You / Motherland
    SATB chorus and string quartet
    Music by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP), Robbie LaBanca, Trevor F. Shaw
    Text by Greg Pak
    Duration 70 minutes
    Difficulty 4 (Auditioned chorus)
    Language: English
    Movements II, IV, VII part 2, IX, X by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP)
    The unprecedented oratorio I Belong to You / Motherland blends poetry, comic book illustration, and choral music with the autobiographical libretto by critically acclaimed comic book author Greg Pak (The Incredible Hulk, Star Wars). The work explores the history, culture, and natural wonders of Texas from the perspective of a native Texan during the various stages of his life. The musical adaptation of Pak’s text by Inversion’s three founding members—composers Adrienne Inglis, Robbie LaBanca, and Trevor F. Shaw—was premiered by Inversion’s flagship choral ensemble and guest artists Invoke string quartet and Ethan Shaw (Chili Cold Blood), steel guitarist.
    World premiere by Inversion Ensemble and Invoke June 25, 2022 — view the program here. If you missed this spectacular concert, you may purchase access here to the video that will be released in late July.

    Canoe (2022) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP)
    For solo piano
    Duration 9:22
    Difficulty 5 advanced
    Program note: Canoe (2022) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP), commissioned by Dr. Joseph Choi for solo piano, tells a harrowing story through music of the composer’s Ojibwe ancestor, Wabegiah, and her three young children. Wabegiah grew up at Upper Lake St. Croix in Wisconsin, married the French trader Mr. Couture, and had three children. Mr. Couture died suddenly just as the tensions with the Sioux became quite threatening. To protect her children from being killed by the Sioux, she took them on the long journey in a birch bark canoe down the Brule River and along the coast of Lake Superior all the way to Sault Ste. Marie.

    listening (2022) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP) for flute and pedal or lever harp
    inspired by the poem by Suzanne Babbie
    Duration 3:15
    Sheet music available soon.
    Performances:
    10 Mar 2022 The Muses on their 2022 Celtic Spring program, Texarkana, Texas (world premiere)
    11 Mar 2022 The Muses on their 2022 Celtic Spring program, Little Rock, Arkansas
    12 Mar 2022 The Muses on their 2022 Celtic Spring program, Hot Springs, Arkansas
    13 Mar 2022 The Muses on their 2022 Celtic Spring program, Hot Springs, Arkansas
    14 Mar 2022 private concert, Hot Springs, Arkansas
    9 Jul 2022 Brookdale Westlake Hills Independent Living, Austin, Texas
    25 Jul 2022 Querencia at Barton Creek, Austin, Texas

    I am worth nothing (2022), a song by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP)
    Soprano and piano
    Text — “I am worth northing — Pīntci nakāmmam axām,” poem by Lisa Kay Adam from her book xuāi: mission, house, village, town, published in 2018 by Lamar University Literary Press, used with permission
    Duration 9:06
    Difficulty 4 intermediate/advanced
    Language — English and Coahuilteco
    Sheet music available here.
    Performances:
    9 Apr 2022 Eternal Graffiti with soprano Katrina Saporsantos and pianist Benjamin Dia, Austin, Texas — watch here (world premiere) program

    Walk With Me by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP) for flute and violin duet (2022)
    Duration 2:12
    Dedicated to the composer’s niece and her husband for their wedding and inspired by their passion for hiking, this duet captures a sense of their devoted love for each other and their commitment to walking side by side as they journey through life together.
    Sheet music is available for purchase here.
    Performances:
    30 Apr 2022 at a private event, The Woodlands, Texas (world premiere) — watch here

    To the Sky by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP) for flute and harp (2022)
    Duration about 1:00 minute
    Aleatoric nature sounds and special effects
    Sheet music is available for purchase soon.
    World premiere: March 10-13, 2022 Chaski premieres listening for flute and harp with The Muses on their 2022 Celtic Spring program.

    Most Importantly, Loves (2021) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP), as a six-song cycle
    Soprano and piano
    Text — six letters by Maureen Broy Papovich
    World premiere: soprano Maureen Broy Papovich and pianist Dr. Joseph Choi of Inversion Ensemble presented the world premiere performance of two of the six songs on October 16 and 17, 2021, Austin, Texas
    Duration 25:00
    Difficulty 4 intermediate/advanced
    Sheet music available in late 2022
    Performances:
    16 Oct 2021 two of the six songs Inversion’s Through the Prism program Austin, Texas (world premiere)
    17 Oct 2021 two of the six songs Inversion’s Through the Prism program Austin, Texas (world premiere)
    2 Oct 2022 at 3 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church 3208 Exposition Blvd Austin, Texas 78703, Maureen Broy Papovich will present the world premiere of the full song cycle Most Importantly, Loves on Chaski’s concert Most Importantly.

    For the Toad on the Kitchen Step (2021) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP)
    Text: For the Toad on the Kitchen Step by Oregon’s 2018-2020 Poet Laureate and Lewis & Clark College Associate Professor Kim Stafford for SATB mixed chorus, organ, and nature soundtrack, commissioned by Inversion Ensemble.
    Duration 4:50 minutes
    Difficulty 3 (Advanced high school collegiate or community chorus)
    Language — English
    Sheet music is available here.
    Nature soundtrack is available here.
    Performances:
    14 Nov 2021 Inversion Coda, Austin Texas https://youtu.be/zGK0qXixyi4 (world premiere) program

    Shelter in Place (2021) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP)
    SSAATB mixed chorus and nature soundtrack
    Text — Shelter in Place by Oregon’s 2018-2020 Poet Laureate and Lewis & Clark College Associate Professor Kim Stafford
    Duration 4:46
    Difficulty 3 (Advanced high school collegiate or community chorus)
    Language — English
    Sheet music is available for purchase here.
    Nature soundtrack is available here.
    Performances:
    28 Apr 2021 Lewis and Clark College Spring Choral Concert April 28, 2021, video here at 20:24 (Remote premiere)

    Mother of All Things (2021) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP)
    Treble SAA chorus and pedal or lever harp or piano
    Text — an excerpt from Eurynome: The Mother of All Things as found in From Great Goddesses: Life Lessons from Myths & Monsters by Nikita Gill
    Commissioned for Inversion Ensemble Da Capo by Becky and Ted Mercado
    Duration 3:30
    Difficulty 3 (Advanced high school collegiate or community chorus)
    Language — English
    Sheet music available here.
    Performances:
    21 May 2022 Inversion Da Capo, Austin, Texas (world premiere) program
    22 May 2022 Inversion Da Capo, Austin, Texas (world premiere) watch here or purchase access to the entire concert here

    Kindness (2020) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP) for solo flute
    Dedicated to the memory of Sandy Fivecoat (1949-2020) and was performed by the composer at her August 30, 2020 private memorial service. The lyrical phrases and evocative harmonies capture Sandy’s gentle, giving spirit. The Austin music community misses her very much.
    Duration 2:37
    Sheet music is available for purchase here.
    Performances:
    30 Aug 2020 private in-person memorial service, Austin, Texas (world premiere)
    Watch on YouTube.
    Recognition: Third Prize Winner of the 2022 New Voices for the Young Flutist Competition.

    Newt (2020) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP) for flute and string bass or guitar
    Duration: 2:15
    Inspired by the poem Newt from The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane, illustrated by Jackie Morris
    Sheet music for flute/double bass is available for purchase here.
    Sheet music for flute trio is available for purchase here.
    Recorded premiere: 21 Aug 2020 recorded video world premiere on Chaski’s YouTube channel with double bassist Jessica Valls
    World premiere: Chaski’s concert Words & Other Wild Things 8 Sep 2021
    Performed at Inversion Coda’s Menagerie concert 14 Nov 2021 here
    Flute trio version performed at Southwestern University 22 Apr 2022 here

    La ciudad sumergida (The Submerged City) (2020) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP)
    Text — an excerpt of the sonnet Río de la Plata en lluvia from Mascarilla y Trébol (1938) by Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni
    Duration 3:00
    Difficulty 3 (Advanced high school collegiate or community chorus)
    Language — Spanish
    Sheet music is available for purchase here.
    Nature soundtrack is available here.
    Performances:
    2 Nov 2020 The North Central College Women’s Chorale of Naperville, Illinois {Remote SSAA premiere)
    19 Dec 2020 recording released by Inversion Da Capo — watch here (Recorded SSAA premiere)
    4 Feb 2021 C4 and Inversion Ensembles as part of C4’s livestreamed Where Water Meets Sky YouTube concert — watch here (Remote SATB premiere)
    24 Oct 2021 Concordia University Choir with Dr. Joshua Chai — watch here (World in-person SATB premiere)

    Os nace un Cordero (2021) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP)
    SATB chorus, pedal or lever harp, and piano
    Text — lines 1-4, 17-20 from “Pastores que veláis” by Santa Teresa de Jesús de Ávila, España 1515-1582
    Duration 3:55
    Difficulty 3 (Advanced high school collegiate or community chorus)
    Language: Spanish
    Sheet music available here.
    Listen on Soundcloud here.
    The perusal score video is included on this YouTube playlist.
    Performances:
    18 Dec 2021 Chorus Austin, Austin, Texas —watch here at 1:29:00. (World premiere)

    Heels (2020) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP)
    Solo voice and piano
    Text — Aleisha Force
    Composed for Inversion Ensemble’s Quarantunes project, performed here by soprano Adrienne Pedrotti Bingamon with the composer at the piano
    Duration 0:37
    Sheet music is available for purchase here.
    25 May 2020 recorded YouTube (Recorded premiere) video

    How Dare You (2020) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP)
    Mixed chorus, flute, and nature soundtrack
    Text — young Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg’s memorable speech at the United Nations Climate Summit September 23, 2019
    Duration 4:17
    Difficulty 2 (High school)
    Language: English
    Sheet music here.
    The perusal score video is included on this YouTube playlist.
    Nature soundtrack was recorded by the composer in the hill country of central Texas, summer of 2020 and is available here.
    Performances:
    13 May 2021 The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College of the City University of New York presented the live remote world premiere of How Dare You by the Queens College Vocal Ensemble with flutist Adrienne Inglis under the direction of Prof. James John, live streamed remotely online using Jamulus/Syncspace here. It starts at about 01:22:00. (Remote premiere)
    28 Nov 2021 Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo Buffalo, New York https://youtu.be/XMoz9MedZMg starting at 46:46, service bulletin (world in-person premiere)

    Oure Light in Oure Night (2020) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP)
    Voices and nature soundtrack for online remote choir performance using the video here
    Text from The Shewings of Julian of Norwich, Part III LXXXIII lines 3362-3364 “Thus I saw and understode that our feith is oure light in our night, which light is God, our endless day.”
    Duration 3:01
    Difficulty 1 (Any voices)
    Language: English
    Sheet music available for free here.
    Performances:
    4 Aug 2020 Lewis and Clark College Summer Enrichment Choir Program under the direction of Prof. Katherine FitzGibbon presented the world première performance of Oure Light in Oure Night at its final session. (Remote premiere)
    27 Aug 2020 C4 Remote Livestream #4 Night/Light, New York, NY
    20 Sep 2020 C4/Inversion Ensemble — watch here, New York, NY
    13 May 2021 Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music concert at 1:13:17, New York, NY

    Santo y Hosanna (2020) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP)
    Chamber chorus and piano
    Text — Spanish mass text
    Duration 3:04
    Difficulty 3 (Advanced high school collegiate or community chorus)
    Language — Spanish
    Sheet music will be available September 15 here.
    Performances:
    28 May 2021 by Inversion, with director Trevor Shaw and pianist Michelle Schumann — watch here (Recorded premiere)

    Wren (2019) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP)
    SATB mixed chorus and flute
    Text — Robert Macfarlane’s poem Wren
    Duration 2 minutes
    Difficulty 4 (Auditioned chorus)
    Language — English
    Commissioned by Inversion Ensemble
    Sheet music is available for purchase here.
    Performances:
    28 Sep 2019 Inversion Ensemble, Georgetown, Texas (world première)
    29 Sep 2019 Inversion Ensemble, Austin, Texas (world première)
    22 Oct 2019 Inversion Ensemble at Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
    2 Nov 2019 Southwestern University Chorale, Georgetown, Texas
    16 Jan 2020 Inversion Ensemble, Austin, Texas

    Fireflies (2019) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP), commissioned by Inversion Ensemble for its Aether: Fire concert in the winter of 2020, Fireflies for mixed chorus, piano, and optional percussion evokes vivid imagery of Margaret Noodin’s bilingual poem Fireflies from her 2015 book, Weweni, poems in Anishinaabemowin and English. Honoring the composer’s Ojibwe ancestors, the piece sets the poem’s English text including the Anishinaabemowin word for fireflies (Waawaatesiwag). Moments of musical and whispered aleatory capture visions of fireflies on a summer night. Colorful augmented sixth chords and lush harmonies kindle visions of love and nature amidst the dreamy mixolydian modality and lilting ¾ time.
    Performances:
    Inversion Ensemble presents Aether Fire
    Sat 29 Feb 2020 at 7 PM
    St. Michael’s Episcopal Church 1500 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746
    Sun 1 Mar 2020 at 3 PM
    Arts on Alexander at Redeemer Presbyterian Church
    2111 Alexander Ave. Austin TX 78722
    For more information and tickets, visit Inversion Ensemble

    El mar (2020) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP)
    SATB mixed chorus and piano
    ”And we were proud to perform the live premier of Adrienne Inglis’s stunning, heart breaking El Mar, poetry by Argentina’s Alfonsina Storni, accompanied so beautifully on piano by Reece Owens.” — David Xiques, director of San Francisco State University Chamber Singers May 2022
    Text: an excerpt from Frente al mar (1919) by Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni (1892-1938)
    Commissioned by Inversion Ensemble for its Aether: Water project in May 2020, El mar (The Sea) captures the angst and tragedy expressed in Alfonsina Storni’s poem “Frente al mar’ (By the Sea). A touch of tango rhythm adds to the tension of unfulfilled hopes and the compelling seduction of the sea.
    Duration 4:30
    Difficulty 4 (Auditioned chorus)
    Language — Spanish
    Sheet music is available for purchase here.
    The perusal score video is included on this YouTube playlist.
    Performances:
    29 Aug 2020 on YouTube by members of Inversion Ensemble and pianist Joseph Choi and released August 29, 2020 on the Aether: Water album (recorded video world premiere)
    6 May 2022 San Francisco State University Chamber Singers with director David Xiques, San Francisco, California — watch here (live premiere)

    Metamorphosis (2019) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP) for flute, harp, and string orchestra, commissioned by Balcones Community Orchestra, celebrates the life and work of Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), pioneering entomologist, naturalist, and artist.
    Duration: 5:30 minutes.
    Performances:
    Chaski flute/harp duo with flutist Adrienne Inglis and harpist Shana Norton performed with the Balcones Community Orchestra under the direction of Robert Radmer.
    22 Sep 2019 Lakeway, Texas (world première)

    The Song of the Harp Seal (2019) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP) for SSA chorus and harp, composed especially for Inversion Ensemble Coda, sets to music Gillean McDougall’s poem of the same name, commissioned by the composer for this project. This work tells the story of a mother harp seal and her pup forced south of their usual Arctic range by the climate crisis. The pup ingests plastic pollution which contributes to her death near the shores of the Isle of Skye. Scottish legend mixes with modern tragedy as mermaids beckon in Gaelic to the harp pup and close by summoning the audience to remember the harp seal.
    Duration: 3:40
    Performances:
    Inversion Ensemble Coda presents Aether Earth—conservation nature
    10 Aug 2019 at 7 PM at Saint John United Methodist Church, Austin, Texas (world première)
    11 Aug 2019 at 3 PM Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas (world première)

    The Rage and Reconciliation of King Lear (2019) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP) for mixed chorus, bassoon, and piano, a setting of passages from Shakespeare’s King Lear with signature phrases of the Rev. Dr. Milton H. Riemer, commissioned by Jonathan Riemer in memory of his father Rev. Dr. Milton Henry Riemer (1933-2018).
    Duration: 5:10
    Performances:
    Inversion Ensemble presents Heroes and Monsters: songs of legends & beasts
    1 Jun 2019* Westminster Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas (world première)
    2 Jun 2019* Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas (world première)
    *featuring Original Pronunciation

    Asleep in a Blanket Spun of Energy (2019) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP) for a cappella mixed chorus, a setting of We Are Returning Always by Margaret Noodin.
    Duration 4:15

    Asleep in a Blanket Spun of Energy (2019) by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP) with electronic dance track by Trevor F. Shaw (ASCAP) for mixed chorus and electronic track, a setting of We Are Returning Always by Margaret Noodin.
    Duration 4:44
    Performances:
    Inversion Ensemble presents Dream Keeper: songs of sleep & vision
    2 Mar 2019 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas (world première)
    3 Mar 2019 Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas (world première)

    Innocent Blood (2018) for mezzo soprano solo, SATB, and flute/bass flute and organ, a setting of A Contemplation of God: Massachusetts Bay 1692 by Catherine Colvin, transcribed court records from Salem, Massachusetts, and excerpts from Bay Psalm Book, pub. 1698
    Duration 20:00
    Sheet music is available for purchase here.
    Performances:
    Inversion Ensemble concerts
    6 Oct 2018 Austin, Texas (world première)
    7 Oct 2018 Austin, Texas (world première)
    Recognition:
    On May 13, 2019, Austin Critics Table announced that Innocent Blood by Adrienne Inglis was nominated for best Original Composition/Score for 2018-19. Inversion Ensemble’s concert I, Too, Sing America, the concert on which it was performed, was nominated for best Concert/Opera performance.
    On December 28, 2018, Inversion Ensemble’s “I, Too, Sing America” concert was listed by Robert Faires in the Austin Chronicle as one of Austin’s top ten ten classical music experiences of 2018: “8) I, Too, Sing America (Inversion Ensemble) A history lesson through choral music, speaking to struggles present and past (e.g., witch trials in Adrienne Inglis’ forceful Innocent Blood), with the choir’s united voices ever a symbol of e pluribus unum.”
    “I enjoyed the concert very much. And congratulations to you on your work, Innocent Blood. Having read about it in your invitation, I knew what to expect, but I was unprepared for how strongly it resonated in the midst of the Kavanaugh hearings. Seeing a single woman being interrogated by a group of men predisposed not to believe what she had to say and not willing to change their minds no matter what she said was especially chilling. How little has changed in three centuries. I also appreciated the theatrical flourishes you incorporated; they added to the isolation and persecution of Page’s character and to the overall impact of the work.” –Robert Faires, Austin Chronicle, October 2018

    El sol (2018) for SATB, cuatro (or guitar), and harp, a setting of Soneto XXXIII by Luis Martín de la Plaza in the style of a Venezuelan joropo
    Duration 2:30
    Performances:
    Inversion Ensemble concerts
    2 Jun 2018 at Central Christian Church in Austin, Texas (world première)
    3 Jun 2018 at Pflugerville United Methodist Church in Pflugerville, Texas
    Recognition:
    Selected for inclusion on Inversion Ensemble’s upcoming 2019 album recording

    Cochineal (2017) for SATB and electronic dance track created by Walter Torres, a setting of a traditional recipe for dying alpaca wool with cochineal
    Cochineal combines earthy and electronic to set to music the ancient Andean recipe for dyeing alpaca wool with cochineal, an insect full of carminic acid that feeds on prickly pear cactus. Composed for SATB chorus and electronic dance track, the recipe depicts the synthesis of insects, alpaca wool, minerals, water, fire, sun, time, and a couple of unusual ingredients to create colorful beauty. Using Andean harmonies and scales, the music captures the grandeur of the Andes mountains and the artisanal tradition of hand-crafting colorful yarn from local natural ingredients. The computer-generated electronic track created using Logic Pro X features original sound design and compelling dance rhythms. Cochineal is the first musical collaboration between Adrienne Inglis and Walter Torres. Duration 5:07
    Performances:
    Inversion Ensemble concerts
    10 Feb 2018 in Cedar Park, Texas (world première)
    24 Feb 2018 in Georgetown, Texas
    25 Feb 2018 in Austin, Texas (https://youtu.be/UIBljxn4OoA)
    22 Jul 2018 Dallas, Texas

    Pájaros for solo flute and strings (2017) captures the springtime songs of many Texas Hill Country birds, including the beloved Golden-cheeked Warbler, and sets them to flirtatious Latin rhythms, duration about 6:00.
    Performances:
    Balcones Community Orchestra with director Robert Radmer and flute soloist Adrienne Inglis present the world premiére performance 17 Sep 2017 at Lakeway Activity Center, Lakeway, Texas (https://soundcloud.com/adrienne-inglis/pajaros)
    Pájaros was also performed at the Inversion Ensemble concerts 30 Sep 2017 in Austin, Texas and 1 Oct 2017 in Pflugerville, Texas (https://soundcloud.com/adrienne-inglis/pajaros-for-solo-flute-and-strings-performed-by-inversion-ensemble)
    Recognition:
    Pájaros was selected as one of 55 finalists chosen from almost 2200 entries from 76 countries in the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra 2018 Call for Scores.

    Letters to Faith (2017) SSAATTBB a cappella, a four-movement setting of excerpts from letters written by the composer’s grandparents to her aunt Faith, duration 7:30
    Performances:
    Inversion Ensemble (world première) 3 Jun 2017, Austin, Texas
    The Sunshine of Your Smile from Letters to Faith was performed by Chorus Austin with conductor Ryan Heller at its Southwest Voices concert, which won the Austin Critic’s Table Award 2017-18 for Classical Music Concert/Opera
    5 May 2018 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas
    6 May 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Austin, Texas

    On the Mystery of the Incarnation (2014) SATB chorus and string orchestra, a setting of Denise Levertov’s poem of the same name from A Door in the Hive (1989) duration 3:21
    Performances:
    Westminster Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir (world première) 6 Dec 2015, Austin, Texas
    Inversion Ensemble 25 Feb 2017, Austin, Texas
    (http://soundcloud.com/adrienne-inglis/20170225inversionensembleconcert-inglisadrienne-onthemysteryoftheincarnation)

    A Noiseless Patient Spider (2014) flute, voice, and harp, a setting of Walt Whitman’s poem of the same name from Leaves of Grass (1900) duration 2:30
    Also arranged for flute and harp
    Performances:
    Flood Relief Benefit Concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas (world première) 18 Jun 2015
    Marta Stafford Fine Arts Gallery, Marble Falls, Texas 8 Jul 2016
    House concert, San Rafael, California 22 Jul 2016
    Family concert at Oakland Public Library, Oakland, California 23 Jul 2016
    House concert, El Cerrito, California 23 Jul 2016
    Family concert at Livermore Public Library, Livermore, California 24 Jul 2016
    Chaski 8 Nov, 2016, Twilight Concerts, Lago Vista, Texas
    Westminster Presbyterian Church, Concert for the Earth, Austin, Texas 26 Jan 2017

    In Heaven and on Earth (2014) SATB chorus with flute and clàrsach (lever harp) or harp, a setting of Philippians 2:5-11 NRSV, duration 5:00 (http://youtu.be/9N4U_TY1N7g) (http://soundcloud.com/adrienne-inglis/20170225inversionensembleconcert-inglisadrienne-inheavenandonearth)
    Performances:
    Chaski and Westminster Presbyterian Church Choir (world première) September 28, 2014 in Austin, Texas
    Inversion Ensemble

    Crying Out in the Wilderness (2008), SATB chorus with harp, a setting of Luke 3:2b-6 NRSV, duration 2:50 (http://youtu.be/ZcOKGpfJWS0)
    Sheet music is available for purchase here.
    Performances:
    Westminster Presbyterian Church (world première) December 6, 2009, Austin, Texas
    University Presbyterian Church 7 Dec 2014, Austin, Texas
    University Presbyterian Church 14 Dec 2014, Austin, Texas

    There Will Be Signs (2007) SATB chorus with harp and bombo, setting of Luke 21:25-28 NRSV, duration 2:44

    Precious Oil (2005) SATB a cappella, setting of Psalm 133 from Marchiene Vroon Rienstra’s Swallow’s Nest: A Feminine Reading of the Psalms, duration 2:10

    Darkness as Light (2005, revised 2018) SATB with harp or keyboard accompaniment, setting of Psalm 139:7-12 NRSV
    Duration 2:00
    Sheet music is available for purchase here.
    Performances:
    17 Aug 2005 Westminster Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, Austin, Texas (world première)
    12 Aug 2018 Inversion Ensemble Coda, Pflugerville, Texas
    21 Oct 2018 Inversion Ensemble, Georgetown, Texas
    26 Oct 2018 Concordia University Singers, Austin, Texas
    9 Nov 2018 Inversion Ensemble, Lakeway, Texas
    5 Apr 2019 Saint John’s Singers, Saint John’s United Methodist Church, Austin, Texas video

    Do Not Be Afraid, Mary (2004) SATB with optional keyboard accompaniment, setting of annunciation scene, Luke 1:26-45,
    Duration 1:40
    Sheet music is available for purchase here.

    Love (2004), setting of 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 for two-part children’s choir

    Maysajata cutayana (2002) huayno boliviano for zamponas, charango, and harp; recorded by Chaski on Viracocha (2005)

    Misa trinitaria (2003) a six-movement Spanish language Latin American folk mass, treble voices, folk accompaniment, with optional soli TB, duration about 23 minutes, recorded by Chaski and Magnificat with director David Stevens on Chaski’s CD, Viracocha (2005)
    Entrada (auki auki)
    Senor, ten piedad (vidala andina)
    Gloria (huayno boliviano) Credo (merengue venezolano)
    Santo (saya boliviana)
    Cordero de Dios (zamba argentina)
    Performances:
    23 Oct 2005 Chaski and Magnificat Benefit for SafePlace Westminster Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas
    23 Oct 2005 Chaski and Magnificat, St. David’s Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas
    7 Oct 2007 Chaski and Voci di Sorelle San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Texas
    13 Oct 2013 “Credo” from Misa trinitaria by Adrienne Inglis at Central Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas
    23 Nov 2014 Misa trinitaria with St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Cantate, Hot Springs Music Festival Chorus, Hot Springs, Arkansas
    13 Jul 2019 at 7 PM “Santo” from Misa trinitaria with Inversion Ensemble Da Capo, Westminster Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, Austin, Texas

    Salmo 140 (Psalm 140) (2001) Spanish-language scripture setting includes a congregational response

    Bendición (Blessing) (2001) is a Bolivia sikuriada based on the Taizé piece Bless the Lord by Jacques Berthier.

    Consejos del gaucho (1999) zamba argentina for baritone, quena, guitar, and harp; recorded by Chaski on Unay (2000)

    Elizabeth (1998) vals venezolano for quena, guitar, harp; recorded by Chaski on Unay (2000)

  • Too numerous to list, but here is a bit of information: 

    Adrienne Inglis, Composer http://adrienneinglis.com

    Central Texas Philharmonic https://www.centraltexasphilharmonic.org

    Chaski http://www.chaskimusic.com

    Inversion Ensemble https://www.inversionatx.org