ORCHESTRA

Updated 4 October 2015

Archipelago, cf. INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE
Chamber Orchestra, 4- or 8-channel computer processed sound


Dreaming (1992) 24.5'
2 Fl, Picc, 3 Ob, 3 Cl (II = Cl Eb, III = B-cl), 2 Bsn, Cbsn,
3 Hn, 3 Tpt, 3 Tbn (III = B-tbn), Tba, Stereophonic tape,
Perc, Timp, Pf, Hp, Str
First performance: 10 January 1993
Carnegie Hall, New York City
American Composers Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies, Conductor
American Composers Orchestra Co-Commission
with funds provided by the Meet The Composer/
Reader's Digest Commissioning Program
EP67506


The Dream of the Infinite Rooms (1986) 24'
Solo Cello, Orchestra, Quadraphonic computer processed sound
2 Fl (II = Picc), 2 Ob (II = Ca), 2 Cl (II = B-cl), 2 Bsn,
2 Hn, 2 Tpt, 2 Tbn (II = B-tbn), 2 Perc, Pf, Str
First performance: 2 March 1987
Cleveland Chamber Symphony
Cleveland, Ohio
Regina Mushabac, Cello, Edwin London, Conductor
Commissioned by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony
EP67168



Elegy – for Toru Takemitsu (1996) 7'
Solo Flute, Percussion, String Orchestra
First performance: 15 May 1996
Mandeville Center for the Arts, La Jolla
Sonor Ensemble, Harvey Sollberger, Flute, John Fonville, Conductor
EP67738



Fiery Wind (1977) 17.5'
2 Fl (II = Picc), Picc, Ob, Ca, Cl Eb, Cl, Bsn, Cbsn,
3 Hn, 3 Tpt, 2 Tbn, B-tbn, Tba, 4 Perc, Pf, Str
First performance: 13 February 1978
American Composers Orchestra
Lincoln Center, New York
Dennis Russell Davies, Conductor
Commissioned by the Contemporary Music Society, Inc., New York
EP66765


george WASHINGTON, cf. MULTIMEDIA
Orchestra, 3 Narrators, Video projection,
Real-time sound processing and spatialization


Graffiti (1965) 9'
3 Fl (II, III = Picc), 3 Ob, 3 Cl, 3 Bsn,
4 Hn, 3 Tpt, 3 Tbn, Tba, Timp, Perc, Pf, 2 Hp, Str
First performance: 2 May 1965
Seattle, Washington
Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Milton Katims, Conductor
Commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation
EP6622



Masks (1965) 25'
8-part Mixed Chorus, Orchestra
2 Fl (II = Picc), 2 Ob, 2 Cl (II = Cl Eb), 2 Bsn,
4 Hn, 2 Tpt, 2 Tbn, Tba, Timp, Perc, 2 Pf, Str
Texts culled from the works of Herman Melville, principally Moby Dick, and Mardi
EP6827


The Red Act Arias (1996-1997) 47'
Orchestra, Chorus, Narrator, 8-channel computer processed and spatialized
vocal, instrumental, and environmental sound
4 Fl (III, IV = Picc), 3 Ob, Ca, 2 Cl, Cl Eb (Cl), B-cl, 3 Bsn, Cbsn,
4 Hn, 4 Tpt, 3 Tbn, B-tbn, Tba, 4 Perc, Pf, Cel, Hp, Str
Text edited by the composer from Richmond Lattimore's translation of Agamemnon, by Aeschylus
First performance: 4 August 1997
Royal Albert Hall, London
BBC Symphony Orchestra and Singers,
Harriet Walker, Narrator, Leonard Slatkin, Conductor
Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for the BBC Promenade Concerts
EP67793



The Red Act Arias Suite 2001, cf. ELECTROACOUSTIC
Multichannel computer processed sound


Symphony[Myths] (1990) 21'
4 Fl (III, IV = Picc), 4 Ob (IV = Ca), 3 Cl (III = Cl Eb), B-cl,
4 Bsn (IV = Cbsn), 4 Hn, 4 Tpt, 3 Tbn, B-tbn, Tba, Perc, Pf, Hp, Str
First performance: 25 October 1990
Suntory Hall, Tokyo
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kotaro Sato, Conductor
Commissioned by Suntory Hall
EP67353



Symphony[The Stages of Life] (1991-92) 28'
3 Fl (II = A-fl, III = Picc), Picc, 3 Ob, Ca, Cl Eb, 2 Cl, B-cl,
3 Bsn, Cbsn, 4 Hn, 4 Tpt, 3 Tbn, B-tbn, Tba, Perc, Hp, Pf, Str
First performance: 29 April 1993
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
Commissioned by The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in
The Library of Congress for Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic
EP67530



Symphony[Vertigo] (1987) 23'
Orchestra, Quadraphonic computer processed sound
2 Fl (II = Picc), A-fl, 2 Ob, Ca, 2 Cl (II = Cl Eb), B-cl, 2 Bsn, Cbsn,
4 Hn, 3 Tpt, 2 Tbn, B-tbn, Tba, Perc, Pf, Hp, Str
First performance: 9 December 1987
Davies Hall, San Francisco
San Francisco Symphony, Andrew Massey, Conductor
Written under the auspices of the Systems Development Foundation
EP67198


Threshold (1967-1968) 18'
4 fl (I-IV = Picc), 2 Ob (II = Ca), 3 Cl (III = B-cl), 3 Bsn (III = Cbsn),
4 Hn, 4 Tpt, 4 Tbn (III, IV = B-tbn), 2 Tba, Perc, Pf, Hpd, Hp, Mand, Str
First performance: 7 June 1968
Orchestral Space '68, Tokyo
Japan Philharmonic, Seiji Ozawa, Conductor
EP66246



Transfigured Wind II (1984) 35.5'
Solo Flute, Orchestra, Quadraphonic computer processed sound
2 Fl (II = Picc), 2 Ob, 2 Cl, 2 Bsn, 2 Hn, 2 Tpt, 2 Tbn, Tba, 2 Perc, Pf, Str
First performance: 4 June 1984
Horizons '84, New York City, American Composers Orchestra,
Harvey Sollberger, Flute, Charles Wuorinen, Conductor
Written under the auspices of the Systems Development Foundation
EP67002B



Two Voices – an allegory (1996) 15.5'
Orchestra, Stereophonic computer processed sound
4 Fl (III, IV = Picc), 3 Ob, Ca, 2 Cl, Cl Eb, B-cl, 3 Bsn, Cbsn,
4 Hn, 4 Tpt, 3 Tbn, B-tbn, Tba, 4 Perc, Pf, Cel, Hp, Str
First performance: 17 October 1997
The Academy of Music, Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Orchestra, Luis Biava, Conductor
Commissioned by The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra Association,
Wolfgang Sawallisch, Conductor
EP67788



Whispers Out of Time (1988) 26.5'
String Orchestra
First performance: 11 December 1988
Amherst College, Harvey Sollberger, Conductor
Commissioned by the Amherst College Friends of Music
EP67261

Pulitzer Prize for Music 1989