List of Works

“quite engaging…joy-filled!” – Michael Barone, host of NPR’s “Pipedreams”

“…a fine composer with a great lyric gift” – Johanna Keller, music critic and former editor of Chamber Music magazine

“Jessica A. Hunt’s songs are creative crowd-pleasers” – Chicago Reader

“absolutely STUNNING” – playwright and director Braden Lubell

“…smart and fun” – TimeOut Chicago

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Large Ensemble

  • CLIMB (2020) for symphony orchestra (commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra)
  • The Eagle Tree (2018) for symphony orchestra (commissioned by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra)
  • Thurso’s Landing – Symphonic Suite (2016) for symphony orchestra
  • on a Desert Valley (2015) for 15 players (large chamber winds)
  • Celebration Columbia (2009) for jazz ensemble (big band) and string quartet

Opera & Opera Scenes

  • Thurso’s Landing (Work began in 2012) for 5 principals, TTTTBBBB chorus, and chamber orchestra (follow along with the process on the Opera Blog!)
  • Life Is All A Dream, from Act II Scene i of Thurso’s Landing (2018) for tenor, baritone, bass-baritone, TTTTBBB chorus, and piano
  • I Have Seen Dawn with You, from Act I Scene ii of Thurso’s Landing (2017) for soprano, tenor, and piano
  • The Nightwatch (2017) for baritone, violoncello and piano
  • Death Is… from Act II Scene iv of Thurso’s Landing (2015) for soprano and piano
  • Something is Wrong in this House, excerpt from Vanya and Helena (2009) for mezzo-soprano, baritone, clarinet in Bb, violoncello, and piano

Theatre, Film & Musical Theatre

  • Inside Outside (2014) - a new live score for silent film “Nervous Person”
  • Stafford & Hunt’s Cinderella (2010) – two-act musical
  • The Breakfast Club: The Musical (2010) – two-act musical
  • OLD (2010) – sketch musical
  • Understudies (2010) – sketch musical
  • Lucid (2010) – incidental music for play
  • The Mystery of Madam Pearl (2009) – one-act musical
  • Etchings (2007) – score for short film
  • The Station (2006) – one-act musical
  • Measure for Measure (2005) – incidental music for play

Chamber Ensemble

  • Three Brass Fanfares (2018) for brass quintet
  • Images of Guemes (2018) for string quartet
  • And So I Looked To The River (2018) for string quartet
  • Colloquy (2016) for brass quintet
  • Taraxacum (2014) for mixed chamber quintet
  • Inside Outside (2014) for mixed chamber sextet
  • Dragon Call (2014) for brass quintet, optional narrator, and optional audience participation
  • Brass Chorales on Advent Themes (2013) for brass quintet
  • anti[syn]thesis (2012) for antiphonal double brass quintet
  • Christmas Suite (2010) for brass quintet
  • Three Impromptus (2010) for organ and brass quintet
  • Toccata for Piano Quartet (2009)
  • Four Modern Miniatures for Piano Quartet (2009)
  • Three Movements for Brass (2008) for brass quintet
  • Il Capitano e Columbina (2008) for chamber orchestra
  • Astri Orion (2007) for string quartet
  • Piano Trio No. 1 (2004) for violin, violoncello, and piano
  • Reim der Wellen (2004) for chamber orchestra
  • Nacht ohne Mond (2003) for piano, marimba, and string trio

Electronic Media

  • In This America (in progress) for fixed media
  • Emergence (2020) for bass clarinet and fixed media (#GLFCAMgigThruCovid)
  • This is a Test of the Emergency Emotional Overload System (2017) for fixed media, optional projections, and actor
  • Respiration (2014) for live electronics and breather
  • (also see the incidental scores for Lucid (2010), Etchings (2007), and Measure for Measure (2005)

Solos and Duos (Vocal)

  • I Have Seen Dawn with You, from Act I Scene ii of Thurso’s Landing (2017) for soprano, tenor, and piano
  • Death Is… from Act II Scene iv of Thurso’s Landing (2015) for soprano and piano
  • Songs of Autumn (2007, rev. 2014) for baritone and piano
  • Parker Poesies (2009) for mezzo-Soprano and piano
  • Levis 501s (2009) for tenor and piano
  • Sonnets from the Portuguese XXIV (2007) for mezzo-soprano and piano
  • Gibt Mir (2006) for soprano and piano

Solos and Duos (Instrumental)

  • Appalachian Suite (2020) for violoncello (in progress)
  • The Heart Remembers (2020) for harp (#GLFCAMgigThruCovid)
  • Emergence (2020) for bass clarinet and fixed media (#GLFCAMgigThruCovid)
  • Meditation (2014) for trombone and piano
  • Three Etudes (2008) for piano
  • Schema (2007) for violin and piano
  • Eridani by Moonlight (2005) for violoncello and piano
  • Theme and Comic Variations (2005) for violoncello and piano
  • Elegy (2002) for piano

Choral

  • Listening (2016) for SSAATTBB chorus and soprano soloist
  • A Late Walk (2005) for SATB chorus and piano
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