The Music of Robert Nelson
Robert Nelson's music has captivated audiences, critics, and peers for over four decades.
Works for Theater and Film

• Dark Ponies – extended dramatic song cycle, text and lyrics by Sidney Berger

• Wings* – musical drama
Book and lyrics by Sidney Berger

• The Caucasian Chalk Circle* – songs and incidental music
Play by Bertolt Brecht
Commissioned by the UH School of Theatre

• Androcles and the Lion, new songs
Commissioned by the Children's Theater Festival

• Snow White, a new adaptation by Sidney Berger
Commissioned by the Children's Theater Festival

• Pinnochio, a musical adaptation in collaboration with David Larson
Commissioned by the UH Drama Children's Theater

Incidental Music

• The Glass Menagerie*, UH School of Theatre

• Major Barbara, UH Drama Department
The Indian Wants the Bronx, UH Drama Dept.
Shapes, Sadness and the Witch, Children’s Theatre Festival
Alfred Stieglitz Loves O'Keeffe*, Alley Theater

Music composed for the Festivals Mime Troupe

• The Tell-tale Heart • The Legend of the Dead Soldier • The Magician (Hommage to Magritte) • Out of our Mimes (Video tape - title music) • Duels • Facade • Darkness* • The Uniform • Communion* • Return • Visions on the World of M.C. Escher • The Diamond* • The Nose • Rapaccini's Garden

Original scores composed for the Houston Shakespeare Festival

• King Lear* • The Merchant of Venice* • A Midsummer Night's Dream* • Love's Labors Lost*
• The Tempest* • A Comedy of Errors* • A Winter's Tale* • Hamlet* • Two Gentlemen of Verona*
• Richard III* • Measure for Measure* • Othello* • All's Well That Ends Well* • Julius Caesar
• The Taming of the Shrew • Richard II • Twelfth Night • As You Like It • Corolianus*
• Troilus and Cressida • The Merry Wives of Windsor • Much Ado About Nothing


*Recordings are available to the selections marked with the asterisk.
**Available from Classical Vocal Reprints,

Posted: Sep-14-2018
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