Chaya Arbel

Chaya Arbel (b. 1921 in Nuremberg, Germany) is a female Israeli composer.

Arbel studied composition in Germany, until she immigrated to the British mandate of Palestine (1936), where she worked in agriculture. Only 25 years later, Arbel could resume her composition studies, with professor Leon Schidlowsky. Arbel remains a member of kibbutz Hama'apil.

Arbel won the Israeli ACUM Prize with Dialogue for Clarinet and Orchestra.

Published works

Orchestra
19?? Concerto for cello and string orchestra (IMC)
1983 A Toy Symphony Here and Now for string orchestra, toys and percussion (IMC)
1984 Lament for string orchestra (IMI, IMC)
1990 Dialogue for clarinet and chamber orchestra (IMI, IMC)
1996 For Old Times Sake for orchestra (IMC)
2003 Third Tale for string orchestra (IMI, IMIC)

Large ensemble
1992 Agada for woodwinds, brass and percussion (IMC)
1995 Conzertino for double bass solo, winds and percussion (IMC)
1996 Time Beats, Quartet for harp, flute, viola and percussion (IMC)

Small ensemble
19?? Roots, Ballad in 2 parts for violin, cello and piano (IMC)
1986 Drama for clarinet, cello and piano (IMC)
1987 Roundarounds for tuba and piano (IMC)
1990 In Memory of Our Soldiers for trombone and piano (IMC)
1991 The Turtles Voice for horn, violin, cello and piano (IMC)

Solo instruments
1984 Lament for piano (IMC)
1985 Remembrance for piano (IMC)
1983 Fantasia for violin solo (IMC)