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Orbán György


Composer

Place of Birth
Marosvásárhely
Date of Birth
1947

 
He was born in Marosvásárhely (Tirgu Mures), Romania on July 12, 1947. He studied composition with Sigismund Toduta and János Jagamas at the Kolozsvár (Cluj) Academy of Music between 1968 and 1973. After graduation, Orbán taught music theory at the Academy until 1979, the year in which he left Romania to settle in Hungary. He has since worked as music editor with Editio Musica Budapest. In 1989 his Triple Sextet was selected among Recommended Works at UNESCO's Tribute Internationale des Compositeurs in Paris. He left Romania in 1979 to settle in Budapest and has since taught music composition at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. He is a very active composer who has written several instrumental pieces, still it is his attraction to the human voice that seems to be the most profound. The proof for this statement are his many-many songs, the four oratories, ten masses, two dozens of motets, ninety choral works and his opera: Prince Pikko.
 
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1987 Flowers, Chants, Hymn, Plays and Games for Cimbalom Hungaroton SLPX 12755 LP
1994 Ligeti / Kurtág / Orbán / Szerványszky BIS Records BIS-CD-662
1995 Magyar kompozíciók zongorára
(Hungarian Piano Music)
Hungaroton HCD 31608
1997 Kortárs magyar misék
(Contemporary Hungarian Masses)
Hungaroton HCD 31711 Own
1998 Kórusművek Debrecennek
(Vocal Works to Debrecen)
Magánkiadás BR 0109
1999 Musica Nostra - Kórusművek
(Choral Works)
Hungaroton HCD 31840
1999 Orbán György: Passió
(Orbán, György: Passion)
Hungaroton HCD 31824 Own
2000 Vajda János: Missa in A/ Orbán György: Missa Prima Hungaroton HCD 31929
2002 Dervistánc
(Dervish Dance)
BMC Records BMC CD 059
2003 Szent és profán - kortárs magyar kórusantológia
(Sacred & Profane - Hungarian Contemporary Choral Antology)
Hungaroton HCD 32195
2003 Az ezredvég kórusmuzsikája - "Hegyet hágék, lőtőt lépék"
(Choral Music from the End of the Millennium - "Hegyet hágék, lőtőt lépék")
Hungaroton HCD 32190
2004 Music Colors - Hungarian Contemporary Music (1989-2004) BMC HMIC BMC PCD 015 Not for sale - only for promotion
2007 Orbán György: Karácsonyi Oratórium
(György Orbán: Christmas Oratorio)
Hungaroton HCD 32546 Own
2010 Orbán György: Naphimnusz/ 11. mise/ Razumovszkij-trilógia
(György Orbán: Canticle of the Sun/ Mass No. 11 - Benedictus/ Ball Music for Count Razumovsky)
Hungaroton HCD 32624 Own
2014 Új utakon - Oláh Kálmán, Orbán György és Tóth Péter művei
(New Directions - Works by Kálmán Oláh, György Orbán & Péter Tóth)
Hungaroton HCD 32755
2020 Budapesti Vonósok 40
(Budapest Strings 40)
Budapesti Vonósok Alapítványa
 
Title Type Year
10 Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1997
3 Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1994
3 Songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2010
4 Cantici Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2007
4 Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1993
5 Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1995
6 Songs (Idylls and Two Fables) Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1993
7 Songs (or else. Experts will decide) Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1994
8 Songs Solo voice(s), choir & solo instrument(s) 2006
9 Songs on Poems by Sándor Weöres Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1997
9 Transylvanian Madrigals Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1991
The maid´s Tear Mixed choir 1997
The Wonder Tree Symphony orchestra 2006
Garden of the Prince Mixed choir 2008
Garden of the Prince Female choir 2007
The Swan Music for the theater 2000
The clown´s Serenade Choir a cappella 1990
The Outpost Film music 1995
The Tyrant´s Heart or Boccaccio in Hungary Film music 1981
Ad nocturnum Mixed choir 1990
Adeste fideles Female choir 2000
Adeste fideles Female choir 1994
Advent in Harghita Film music 1993
Aestas Summa - Summer Instrumental solo 2014
Agnus Dei Choir and solo instrument(s) 1991
Feuilles d´Album à conte de Rasumoffsky (Rasumoffsky Trilogy II.) String orchestra 2000
Alma redemptoris mater (in D) Choir and solo instrument(s) 2010
Alma redemptoris mater á 3 Female choir 2009
Alma redemptoris mater á 3 Mixed choir 2010
Amor sanctus Mixed choir 1990
Andante and Rondo Capriccioso Concerto 1993
Audi voces Female choir 1988
Aulos I Instrumental solo 0
Aulos II Instrumental solo 0
Ave Maria ("quasi murmurando") Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1996
Ave Maria in A Mixed choir 1993
Ave Maria in D Mixed choir 1991
Ave Maria á 3 Female choir 0
Ave Maria, grazioso Choir and solo instrument(s) 1994
Ave Maris Stella Mixed choir 1990
Ave Regina Mixed choir 1990
Ave Regina á 3 Female choir 2009
Ave Verum Mixed choir 1993
Ave regina (for 3 voices) Mixed choir 0
The Tragedy of Man Music for the theater 2001
The Devil´s Talismans Film music 1985
The New Bell Instrumental solo 2014
Benedictus from Mass No. 11 String orchestra 2006
Sonata for piano and viola Chamber Music 1997
Ball Music for Count Rasumoffsky (Rasumoffsky Trilogy I.) String orchestra 2000
Bánk bán Music for the theater 2001
Peace talk, or the century lasts until Thursday Film music 1989
Witch of Fast Choir a cappella 1990
Farewell to Count Rasumoffsky Chamber Music 2002
Farewell to Count Rasumoffsky Chamber Music 2006
Farewell to Count Rasumoffsky (Rasumoffsky Trilogy III.) String orchestra 2000
Charm Opera 2004
Caeli Cives Female choir 1991
Caligo (Te lucis ante terminum - con 2 soprani) Mixed choir 0
Cantico Solo voice(s) with orchestra 1996
Cantico di Frate Sole Choir and solo instrument(s) 2013
Canto di primavera String orchestra 2006
Chiaro Mixed choir 0
Coelo rores Female choir 2002
Come away Mixed choir 0
Cor mundum Mixed choir 1988
Brawling in Chioggia Film music 1993
Csongor and Tünde Music for the theater 2000
Untitled (Neither land nor water...) Female choir 1993
Da pacem - for mixed choir with keyboard Choir and solo instrument(s) 1994
Da pacem - for mixed choir with organ Choir and solo instrument(s) 1996
Daemon Irrepit Callidus Mixed choir 1990
De profundis Mixed choir 1983
De vitae vanitate Female choir 1991
De vitae vanitate - for mixed choir Mixed choir 0
Dei Matris Female choir 1990
Dier Duid / The Death Choir and solo instrument(s) 0
Dramolette Mixed choir 1987
Duo No. 1 for soprano and clarinet Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1980
Duo No. 2 for soprano and double bass Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1986
Duo No. 3 for soprano and violoncello Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 0
Duo No. 4 for soprano solo and violin Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1989
I Used to Be an Elephant Mixed choir 1987
The Forest Music for the theater 2000
Gloaming Female choir 2007
Carved Lines Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2006
Farewell Choir and solo instrument(s) 1996
Black Milk Music for the theater 2004
On the Day of Resurrection Choir a cappella 1988
Feuilles d´Album pour quatour á cordes Chamber Music 1999
Wind Quintet Chamber Music 1985
Nightingale, Nightingale Female choir 1996
Genevan Psalter Vocal ensemble 2015
Gloria Choir and solo instrument(s) 1997
Gaggling Female choir 1991
If... Female choir 2007
Letgohand Vaska (A Tale from the Labour Camp) Film music 1996
At Dawn Female choir 1992
Sonata for violin and piano No. 3 Chamber Music 1995
String Quartet No. 3 Chamber Music 1997
Violin Concerto Concerto 2008
Swing Tree Mixed choir 2012
Horae Female choir 1994
Horae Female choir 1994
Hymnus Instrumental solo 1980
Three Latin Songs Solo voice(s) with ensemble 0
Symphony No. 1 Symphony orchestra 2021
Violin Concerto No. 2 Concerto 2018
Symphony No. 2 Symphony orchestra 2020
Violin Concerto No. 3 Concerto 2018
Symphony No. 3 Symphony orchestra 2021
Symphony No. 4 Symphony orchestra 2023
Iuxta crucem Female choir 1994
Iuxta crucem Female choir 1994
Jubilate Deo Female choir 2013
Well Said, Horatius Choir a cappella 1992
KZ-Oratorio Stage work 1994
Adventurers, Please Abstain Mixed choir 1987
Christmas Puppet Shop Film music 1989
Christmas Oratorio Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 1998
Klapka Legion Film music 1983
Cunună / Ghirlanda Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2010
Postcard, Hand-colored Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2010
Knives in Hens Music for the theater 1999
Aulos, No. 1 Instrumental solo 2014
Aulos, No. 2 Instrumental solo 2012
Codex-Melodies Vocal music 2012
Choral Book In memoriam S.A., No. 1 Mixed choir 1985
Choral Book In memoriam S.A., No. 2 Choir with accompaniment 1990
L´ amato del mio cuore Choir and solo instrument(s) 0
Lute-string sounds Mixed choir 1987
Lauda Sion Female choir 1988
Air-Bosom Female choir 1992
Letter from Home Mixed choir 1985
Liber scriptus Mixed choir 1983
Ludus Tabulaturae in honorem Joannis Kajoni String orchestra 2012
Ludus Tabulaturae in honorem Joannis Kajoni Chamber Music 2012
Cacodemon Female choir 1992
Ludvércz Female choir 0
Lux aeterna Choir and solo instrument(s) 1981
Madrigal Mixed choir 1983
Hungarian Beauty Film music 2003
Hungarian Folksong Mixed choir 1987
Mass No. 6 Choir and solo instrument(s) 0
Book of Lockets Mixed choir 1987
Mettimi Choir and solo instrument(s) 0
By-Song-Like Mixed choir 0
Minuti per cembalo o pianoforte Instrumental solo 2007
Missa Duodecima Solo voice(s) with chamber orchestra 0
Missa Quinta Mixed choir 1992
Mass No. 2 - orchestral version Choir and orchestra 1990
Missa Sexta / Mass No. 6 Choir and solo instrument(s) 1997
Missa nona / Mass No. 9 Choir with accompaniment 1999
Mass No. 8 Choir and solo instrument(s) 1994
Missa prima Solo voice(s), choir & chamber ensemble 1990
Mass No. 4 Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 1991
Missa quinta Choir and solo instrument(s) 1991
Mass No. 2 - chamber version Choir and solo instrument(s) 1990
Mass No. 7 Choir a cappella 1993
Mass No. 6 Choir and orchestra 1991
Mass No. 3 Choir and solo instrument(s) 1991
Motet Choir and solo instrument(s) 1979
Mundi renovatio Mixed choir 1990
Mundi renovatio Female choir 1990
Musique de bal pour quatour á cordes Chamber Music 1998
Other 8 Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2008
String Quartet No. 2 Chamber Music 1994
Grandfather Waves Mixed choir 1987
Nobis natus Female choir 1988
Nobis natus - For Mixed Choir Mixed choir 1990
Noli flere Female choir 1989
Nunc dimittis Mixed choir 2001
Nympha and Faun - for mixed choir Choir a cappella 1992
Nympha and Faun Female choir 1993
Nympha and Faun - for vocal ensemble Solo voice(s) a cappella 1997
Neapolitan Merriments Film music 1982
O Gloriosa Female choir 2010
O Maria Female choir 2000
O magnum mysterium Choir and solo instrument(s) 1997
O vos omnes Mixed choir 1994
O, Mistress mine Mixed choir 0
Pange lingua Female choir 1988
Pange lingua Mixed choir 1997
Missa Sacri Monti Pannoniae Choir and orchestra 1995
Quick Dance from Panyiga Mixed choir 1987
Serenade of the Straw-puppet Mixed choir 1987
Passion in Hungarian Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 1997
Passport Film music 2000
Pater noster (in B flat) Mixed choir 1994
Pater noster (in C) Mixed choir 1991
Pavillon-Sinfonietta Ensemble 1995
Prince Pikko Solo voice(s) with orchestra 1999
Grain of Dust Crawling Mixed choir 1987
Preacher Song Mixed choir 1981
Psalmus 126 Mixed choir 0
Regina caeli á 3 Female choir 2009
Regina martyrum Choir and orchestra 1992
Regis regum civis Mixed choir 0
Regum regis ave Mixed choir 1988
Ricordanze di Primavera / Spring memories Instrumental solo 2004
River Song Female choir 2008
Rorate caeli Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 1992
Brass Music No. 1 Chamber Music 1989
Romeo and Juliet Music for the theater 2001
Minuti per cembalo (o piano) Instrumental solo 2005
Salon d´Automne - Autumn Exhibition Instrumental solo 2000
Salve Regina á 3 Female choir 2009
Salve regina Mixed choir 1995
Chansonette Mixed choir 0
I Can Have No Rest Mixed choir 1984
Serenata No. 1 / Serenade No. 1 Symphony orchestra 1984
Serenata No. 2 / Serenade No. 2 Symphony orchestra 1985
Serenata No. 3 / Serenade No. 3 Symphony orchestra 2008
Serenata No. 4 / Serenade No. 4 Symphony orchestra 2011
Sicut cervus desiderat Female choir 2003
Lament Mixed choir 1983
Sonata concertante Chamber Music 1987
Sonata grande Chamber Music 1997
Sonata per clarinetto basso e pianoforte Chamber Music 2006
Sonata per fagotto e pianoforte Chamber Music 1987
Sonata per violino e pianoforte No. 1 Chamber Music 1989
Sonata per violino e pianoforte No. 2 Chamber Music 1991
Sonata per violino e pianoforte No. 3 Chamber Music 1995
Sonata per violino solo Instrumental solo 1971
Sopra canti diversi Chamber Music 2015
Sopra canti diversi String orchestra 2014
Sopra canto il fermo Chamber Music 2014
Sopra canto il fermo String orchestra 2014
Sopran canto ferma String orchestra 2022
Spanish Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1997
Stabat Mater Mixed choir 1987
Stabat Mater in A Mixed choir 1987
Stabat Mater in F Mixed choir 1995
Is It Allowed? Mixed choir 1987
Gentle Forests Female choir 1996
Te Deum 1914 Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 0
Te lucis ante terminum Mixed choir 1990
Terge fletus á 3 Female choir 0
Timor et tremor Mixed choir 2001
From Impure Spring Mixed choir 1987
The Key to Secrets Mixed choir 1987
Trio Chamber Music 1971
Trio Chamber Music 1971
Triple Sextet Chamber orchestra 1980
Phenomenons Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2009
Court Dances Chamber Music 2011
Court Dances String orchestra 2011
Urbs caelestis Mixed choir 1990
Enchanted Forest - Litte Piano Pieces Instrumental solo 0
Veni creator spiritus - for mixed choir - 1984 Mixed choir 1984
Veni creator spiritus - for mixed choir - 1988 Mixed choir 1988
Veni sancte spiritus Mixed choir 1988
Veni, Sol! Instrumental solo 0
Verona Sketches Symphony orchestra 1998
Flower Song Mixed choir 1979
String Quartet No. 1 Chamber Music 1994
String Quartet No. 2 Chamber Music 1994
Vonósnégyes No. 3 Chamber Music 1998
String Quartet No. 4 Chamber Music 1999
Vále, vále Mixed choir 2007
Winter Collection Instrumental solo 2000
Zagreb Unison Choir and solo instrument(s) 0
Sonata for Piano No. 1 Instrumental solo 1987
Sonata for Piano No. 2 Instrumental solo 1987
Sonata for Piano No. 3 Instrumental solo 1988
Sonata for Piano No. 4 Instrumental solo 1989
Sonata for Piano No. 5 Instrumental solo 2007
Suite for Piano Instrumental solo 1986
Suite for Piano No. 2 (Auswanderer-Fantasie) Instrumental solo 1989
Suite for Piano No. 3 (French Suite) Instrumental solo 1998
Suite for Piano No. 4 (Strict Variations) Instrumental solo 2004
Suite for Piano No. 5 Instrumental solo 2007
Suite for Piano No. 6 Instrumental solo 2012
Piano Quintet Chamber Music 2001
Prayer Choir and solo instrument(s) 1983
Psalm variation Mixed choir 1983
borderland Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2009
In the shade Film music 1999
Seasons - New pieces from the Piano-Cycle Instrumental solo 2011
Oh, Pan Choir a cappella 1988
Five Canons to Poems by Attila József for Soprano and Chamber Orchestra Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1997