Composition Catalogue

SELECTED PREMIERS AND COMMISSIONED WORKS

2019        

400: An Afrikan Epic
Historic 12-album cycle that tells the story of Afrika and its diaspora from pre-colonial Afrikan history to 400 years into the future. The cycle’s release on January 23, 2019 officially marks Dr. Lomax as the first indpendent artist to release 12 albums on a single day.  The work is composed for seven ensembles and supported, in part, by an artist residency at the Wexner Center for the Arts during the 2018-2019 season.

400 Years Suite
Commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts as part of an artist residency the during the 2018-2019 season. Composed for the Urban Art                  Ensemble and premiered at the historic Lincoln Theatre (Columbus, Ohio). January 26, 2019.

2017        

The Coming

Commissioned by Denison University Department of Dance. Premiered by the Mark Lomax Quartet at Knapp Performance Space (Granville, Ohio) as part of the semester-long Mellon artist-in-residence. April.


2016        

Blues In August
Commissioned by the Johnstone Fund for New Music. Premiered by the Urban Art Ensemble at the Short North Stage (Columbus, Ohio) as part of the year-long August Wilson Festival. August.

Song of the Dogon
Commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts. Premiered by the Mark Lomax Trio (Edwin Bayard- tenor saxophone and Dr. William Menefield- piano) at the Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, Ohio). June.

By Grace
Music for cello and piano. Commissioned by Timothy Holley, North Carolina Central University.

Blues People
Commissioned by the Johnstone Fund for New Music. Premiered by the Mark Lomax Trio (Edwin Bayard- tenor saxophone and Dr. William Menefield- piano) at the Short North Stage (Columbus, Ohio) as part of the year-long August Wilson Festival. January.

2014        

Sankofa
Commissioned by Urban Strings Columbus. Premiered by Urban Strings Columbus (Stephen Spottswood, conductor) and Dr. Meisha Adderley (soloist) at the Classically Columbus concert at The Martin Luther King Complex (Columbus, Ohio). October.

2012        

Trouble Don’t Last for Bassoon and Piano
Commissioned by Dr. Maya Stone. Premiered at the International Double Reed Society conference at Miami University of Ohio (Oxford, Ohio). July. Southeastern premier by Andrew Brady, principal bassoonist at Atlanta Symphony, June 2020.

2011        

Currently
Commissioned by Dr. Crystal Sellers for premier at Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio. February.

2010        

Eight Gospel Arrangements for Symphony, Gospel Choir, and Rhythm Section
Commissioned by the First Gospel Choral Festival of Prague. Premiered at the Proms Music Festival, Prague, Czech Republic (Smetana Hall), July.

String Quartet No. 1 (2nd Movement)
Premiered by Carpe Diem String Quartet and sponsored by the Johnstone Fund for New Music, Columbus, Ohio, May.

2008        

Six Arrangements for Symphony, Gospel Choir, and Rhythm Section
Gospel Meets Symphony. Akron Symphony, Akron, OH. February.

2007        

The State of Black America
Mark Lomax Trio. Jazz at the Hyatt, Cincinnati, Ohio. February.

2002        

Spiritual Unity Suite
Jazz Sextet. Premiered at the Faith and Arts concert and lecture series, Faith Ministries Church.

1999        

Tales of the Black Experience for Jazz Sextet.
 Commissioned by the Columbus Juneteenth Celebration Commission. Premiered at the Juneteenth Celebration, Columbus, OH.

2006        

Jesus Is the Reason and I’ve Got A Robe (R. Wise)
Arranged by Mark Lomax, Gospel Meets Symphony. Nashville Symphony, Nashville, TN.