1943-1994

Vocal and choral compositions appear throughout every period of Buel's writing, and from the 1970s through the early 1990s, he completed five settings of poetry by the contemporary gay author Edward Field. These include The Lost, Dancing, a piece that addresses AIDS and was premiered by the Golden Gate Men's Chorus in a program of the Society of Gay and Lesbian Composers in 1991. Buel's involvement in gay causes also led him to write Freedom Day March, a programmatic work in two movements entitled "Struggle to be Free" and "Joy of Being Free." [link]

Charles Buel in shadows and grass