SanGregory, Paul

SanGregory, Paul

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Paul SanGregory's music has been performed extensively in Taiwan, China, Korea, Japan and other Asian countries, the United States, Europe, Canada, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. It has been broadcast and discussed on NPR affiliated radio stations in the US and on various radio, web and TV broadcasts in Europe, Taiwan, Hong Kong and New Zealand. His works have been funded by The National Culture and Arts Foundation of Taiwan (ROC) and other organizations that have commissioned him include The University of Indianapolis, The University of Toledo, National Sun Yat-Sen's Baroque Camerata, National Kaohsiung Normal University, National Taipei University of Education, and National Pingtung University as well as The Association of Vocal Artists of the Republic of China, The Tainan Chamber Choir, The Kaohsiung Chamber Choir, The Ensemble Virtuosi (Taichung, Taiwan), The Pro Arte Trio (Taipei, Taiwan), Melothesia (Kaohsiung, Taiwan), Succession Percussion Ensemble (Kaohsiung, Taiwan), and The Taitung Philharmonic Society (Taitung, Taiwan). Recordings of his works are available on CDs produced by Early Music Society Taiwan, Capstone Records/Parma Recordings, Asian Composers League Taiwan, Leyerle Publications, ShineCreativity co. (NSYSU Baroque Camerata), Lumiere Records and Novana Records.

In the United States, Mr. SanGregory served on the music composition and theory faculties at the University of Indianapolis and the University of Toledo. He then taught theory and composition for many years at National Kaohsiung Normal University, National Sun Yat-Sen University and National Pingtung University. He was also a co-founder, coach, conductor and composer for NKNU’s Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. Currently, he is Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition at National Kaohsiung Normal University, serves on the board of directors of The Asian Composers League’s Taiwan Section, and is a composer in residence for the Succession Percussion Ensemble of Kaohsiung.

Born and raised in Ohio, USA, he completed the Doctor of Music degree in composition at Indiana University, where his major teachers were Claude Baker and Frederick Fox. He also studied composition with Eugene O'Brien, Mark Phillips and David Jex, and has studied piano with Michel Block, Richard Syracuse, Thomas Hecht, and Anthony Pattin.

Selected works
Harmonic Spaces
Three Studies
Selected works

Harmonic Spaces


Three Studies

Orchestral/Concerto Works
Title Instrumentation Year Duration NCAF-funded
Taiwanese Concerto Grosso string orchestra with soloists and harpsichord 2020 17'
Cai Cha Ge Overture harpsichord and string orchestra 2017 5'30"
Gao Shan Qin Concerto concerto grosso for violin, viola, cello, harpsichord and string orchestra 2017 5'
A Midsummer Night's Fragrance piano and string orchestra 2015 4'30"
Let the Moonlight Carry My Heart piano and string orchestra 2015 5'
To a Future Double Concerto for Fortepiano, Harpsichord and Strings 2014 20'
Scattering Light orchestra 2011 8'30"
Dark Passage orchestra 2010 7'30"
Stellar Convergence orchestra 2009 9'
Celebration Fanfares orchestra 2008 9'30"
Eastern Concertato concerto grosso for flut, oboe, flute, basson and tuba soloists with chamber orchestra 2007 9'
After Hours concerto for saxophone soloist and band 2005 22'
Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra percussion soloist and orchestra 2003 9'
Vocal Works/Choral
Title Instrumentation Year Duration NCAF-funded
She Rests SATB choir 2019 3'30''
Searching Deep SATB choir and piano 2018 4'20''
Four Songs SATB choir 2011 16'
Taiwan Suxie (A Lullaby for Taiwan) SATB choir 2007 5'45"
Songs of Distance voice and piano (soprano or tenor) 2006 18'
Floating SAA Choir 2003 6'
Motet: Lux Aeterna - Clear September Morning SATB choir 2003 4'
Rhythm and Fugue SSA Choir 2002 4'
Songs Inspired by Zhuangzi soprano, clarinet (or flute), piano 2000 12'
Chamber Music Works
Title Instrumentation Year Duration NCAF-funded
Drama of Song flute, violin, viola, cello, vibraphone 2020 10'30''
Three Viola Duets two violas 2019 8'30''
Variations for Multi-Hands Piano many performers on one piano 2019 7'15''
Shaping Metal percussion duet 2018 7'30''
Dialogues alto saxophone, electric guitar 2017 10'
Mist guzhen, 2 marimbas and vibraphone 2017 8'
Ruminating shakuhachi, piano 2017 10'30"
Filigree contrabass, piano 2016 5'30"
Harmonic Spaces piano (four hands) 2016 12'
Rain and Flowers violin, piano 2016 8'30"
33 Tears (for Sansan) 3 percussionists (adapted from the 2011 solo piano work) 2015 4'
Sextet for Oboes and Piano 5 oboes, piano 2015 6'
Ensemble Etude for Percussion, No. 1 (drums) 5 Drums (5 players) 2014 4'
Hexachordal Blues violin, piano 2013 6'
Lightly Suite violin, guitar 2013 15'
Shining Through Cracks oboe, piano, string quartet 2013 9'
Four Poems string quartet and percussion 2009 18'
Three Vignettes flute, oboe, piano 2009 11'
Episodes 2 string quartet 2007 24'
Opposing Forces large mixed chamber ensemble 2006 9'15"
For Ancient Celebrations flute, clarinet, horn, trumpet, 2 trombones, 2 percussionists, string quartet 2004 8'30"
Movements of Light two pianos 2004 17'
Finding Traces clarinet and piano 2003 8'
Chamber Concerto flute/picc, oboe/Eng horn, horn, 2 trumpets, strings 2002 18'
Piano Trio violin, cello, piano 2001 23'
Septet piano, percussion and string quintet 2001 8'15"
Mystic Illusion flute, clarinet, bassoon, percussion and strings 2000 7'30"
Separation violin duo 1999 4'30
The Great Sage Equaling Heaven flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, piano 1999 20'
Solo Instrumental Works
Title Instrumentation Year Duration NCAF-funded
Observing Peace marimba solo 2019 4'
Weather Sketches piano solo 2019 8'
Blue Inflections violin solo 2018 15'
Motion Preludes piano solo 2018 9'30''
Three Curios piano 2016 8'
Three Studies piano 2016 9'
Retrospection guitar 2015 4'45"
Ancient Verses cello 2014 25'
Capricious Fantasy piano 2013 6'
Etude piano 2013 4'
Four Oboe Fantasies oboe 2013 15'
Elegant Strength contrabass 2012 6'30"
Marimba Pop marimba 2012 12'
Prelude Impressions piano 2012 11'
33 Tears (for Sansan) piano 2011 4'
Meditations on a Chord marimba 2008 7'
Time Preludes piano 1998 28'

* link to " NCAF online Archive of Grant Fruitages "website (in Chinese)

Title Instrumentation Year Duration
Harmonic Spaces piano (four hands) 2016 12'
Three Studies piano 2016 9'