The role of the artist is exactly the same role of the lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you do not see.” - James Baldwin

Dr. Mark Lomax, II has composed works for myriad ensembles across styles and genres. From his latest cello quartet concerto, Freedom's Train and his psalm settings for voice and piano, to his mixed ensemble pieces, Dr. Lomax is a composer whose pen knows no boundaries. 

List of Chamber Works for large ensemble:
- Freedom's Train (2023), a cello quartet concerto for chamber orchestra (2222, 4331, tmp +1, hp, strings). 20 min
- Uhuru (2020), for chamber orchestra (2222, 4331, tmp +1, hp, strings). 11 mins
- Butterfly Princess (2013), a ballet in two acts for chamber orchestra (2112, 422, tmp +3, pf, hp, strings). 42 mins- Also orchestrated for wind symphony. 
- A New America (2009), an oratorio for string orchestra, chorus, soprano and baritone soloists, and improvising septet (fl, tmpt, as, ts, pno, bs, dr). 55 mins

Chamber Works for small ensemble (instrumental):
- Ubuntu (2023) for string quartet. 10 mins
- Black Odes: A Reclamation Suite (2022) for string quartet and improvising quartet (ts/ss, pno, bs, dr), poet, turntables. 71 mins
- 400 Years Suite (2019) for string quartet and improvising quartet (ts/ss, pno, bs, dr). 72 mins
- Blues In August (2018) for string quartet and improvising trio (ts/ss, bs, dr). 60 mins
- Ma'afa (2018) for string quartet and improvising trio (ts/ss, bs, dr). 30 mins
- Four Women (2016) for cello quartet. 37 mins
- Sankofa (2014) for string ensemble and piano. 10 mins
- Trouble Don't Last (2012) for bassoon and piano. 11.5 mins 
- Lomax String Quartet No. 1 (2009) 25 mins
- By Grace (2008) for cello and piano 25 mins

Chamber Works for voice:
- A Prayer for Love (2022) for soprano voice and string quartet. 10 mins
- Circles Against the Spin (2020) for mixed ensemble and poet. 6 mins
- Currently (2009) for soprano voice and piano. 7 mins 
- Psalm 8 (2008) for soprano voice and piano. 3 mins
- Psalm 13 (2008) for soprano voice and piano. 5 mins
- Psalm for Baritone (2008) baritone voice and piano. 5.5 mins
- Psalm 46 (2005) for soprano voice and piano. 9 mins

Scores available for purchase upon request.

Press photos

Maestro Clark, UCelli, and Dr. Lomax, celebrating a successful premier of Freedom's Train.

Lomax's Urban Art Ensemble

Lomax performing with orchestra and chorus

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