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01) John Bavicchi

Composer John Bavicchi was born in Boston on April 25, 1922.  His initial training was as a civil engineer.  A graduate of MIT, he saw combat action in the South Pacific during W.W.II as an officer in the United States Navy’s Construction Battalion (CBs). Returning to civilian life, he entered  Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music in 1948; after his graduation, he studied composition at Harvard University under Walter Piston.  Mr.Bavicchi has since divided his time among composing, conducting, and teaching.  Following various freelance teaching posts, he joined the faculty of Berklee College of Music in 1964, and was made Professor Emeritus in 1997. He continued to work with students of composition until his passing on December 9, 2012.

John Bavicchi produced a diverse and impressive catalog of more than 130 compositions in a variety of creative instrumental and vocal combinations. He has been honored with awards from The National Institute of Arts and Letters, ASCAP, the American Symphony Orchestra League, and the Berklee College of Music.  He has been commissioned by, among others, the Harvard Musical Association, the Cecilia [choral] Society, the Welsh Arts Council, the MIT Concert Band, the Concord Band, and the Boston Civic Symphony.

John Bavicchi’s works which are currently in stock are listed below. However, almost all of John Bavicchi's music is available. Please use this link to view and/or print the information on all of the works which are available from BKJ.  Please contact us for current pricing and delivery lead time.

Some of Mr. Bavicchi’s works are published by Oxford University Press. For information please contact OUP in Cary, NC. at Customer Service Dept., Oxford University Press, 2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513 or by email at custserv.us@oup.com.

Nine pieces of his chamber music were published by Seesaw Music. These include the Toccata for Piano You will find the works in the Seesaw catalog by going to the Web site for Subito Music Corporation.

Chamber Music:

Trio No. 1, Op. 4                              $25.00
Clarinet, Viola, and Piano

(duration - 16 minutes)                    

Four Songs, Op. 6A                          $10.00
Contralto & Chamber Orch.
in Piano Reduction
(duration - 14 minutes)

Sonata No. 1, Op. 8                          $25.00
Cello, and Piano
(duration - 12 minutes)                    

Trio No. 2, Op. 13                            $25.00
Clarinet, Cello, and Piano
(duration - 18 minutes)                    

A Clarinet Handbook, Op. 47
(Collection of duets, trios and a
quartet for Eb, Bb, Alto,
and Bass Clarinets

Theme with Variations, Op. 75            
Solo Flute
(duration - 4 minutes)

Infinite Patience,
Op. 106                    
Mezzo soprano, Cl., and piano.
Text: R.W. Gilder
(duration -  10 minutes)

Quintet, Op. 109
Bb Clar. & String Quartet
(duration 14 - minutes)

The Hallam Songs,
Op. 116                 $25.00
Soprano, alto, 2 oboes and piano.
(duration - 14 minutes)

Six for Two, Op. 125                          $15.00
Bb Clar. & Piano
(duration 11 - minutes)


Op. 88                             $20.00
Tuba and Brass Quartet
(duration - 11 minutes)

Concert Band:
Caroline’s Dance,  Op.67A
        Price quoted upon request
(duration - 7 minutes)