Works by Robert Morris

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Orchestra

Syzygy for Orchestra 1966 14' 3/3/3/3/4/3/3/1/3/ pn./strings autograph*
Continua for Orchestra 1969 15' 3/3/3/3/4/3/3/1/4/ pn./strings autograph*
Tapestries for Chamber Orchestra 1976 20' instruments distributed in four ensembles engraved*
Interiors for Orchestra 1977 15' 2/2/2/2/2/1/1/0/2/pn., four hands/ strings autograph*
Clash 1987 7' orchestra 2/2/2/2/2/2/1/1/2/strings autograph*
Pilgrimage 1997 8' orchestra 2/2/2/2/4/2/2/1/3/harp/strings engraved*
Multiplicities and Then Some 2018 14' chamber orchestra 1/1/1/1/1/1/1/0/1/hp./pn./strings engraved*
Canonical Minutes (sinfonia version) 2020 12' chamber orchestra 1/1/1/1/1/1/1/0/2/pn/strings engraved*
Aubade (sinfonia version) 2020 11 minutes 2/1/2/1/2/0/0/0/2/pn/strings engraved*

Orchestra with solo

Streams and Willows: A Concerto for Flute and Orchestra 1972 18' flute solo 3/3/3/3/4/3/3/1/3/ pn./strings autograph*
Concerto for Piano and Strings 1994 15' piano and string orchestra engraved*
Inscape 1996 30' basso and orchestra 3/3/3/3/4/3/3/1/3/basso/strings engraved*
Out of Inscape 1996 16' basso and orchestra 3/3/3/3/4/3/3/1/3/basso/strings engraved*
Playing Outside 2001 100' improvisors, orchestra, chorus, gamelan engraved*
Old Forest 2005 23' 3/3/3/3/4/3/3/1/5 perc/piano solo/strings engraved*
Quaerere et Invenire 2005 10' 2/1/2/1/2/2/1/1/2 perc/piano solo engraved*

Wind Ensemble

In Different Voices 1975 60' symphonic band divided into five wind ensembles. autograph*
Cuts 1984 18' wind ensemble 4/4/4/sax quart./4/4/4/3/1/4/pn. autograph*
Safety in Numbers
2002 23' wind ensemble 4/4/4/sax quart./4/4/4/3/1/4/pn/cel. engraved*
Of Cloud, Of Cataract, Of Lake 2018 20' wind ensemble 3/3/3/sax quart./3/4/5/5/euph./1/4/piano/ engraved*

Wind Ensemble with soloist

Concerto for Piano and Winds (s) 1988 20' piano and wind ensemble 3/3/3/sax quart./3/4/3/3/1/3 engraved*
Badlands: A Concerto for Flute and Wind Ensemble 1991 17' 3/3/3/sax quart./3/4/3/3/1/3/pn. engraved*

Electronic/Computer (on tape or CD)

Thunder of Spring over Distant Mountains 1973 45' quadraphonic electronic music (stereo version available) (no score)
Flux Mandala 1978 20' quadraphonic electronic music (no score)
Night Sky Scroll 1985, rev. 1992 15' computer generated tape engraved*
Four or Five Mirrors 1990 15' quadraphonic computer tape (also in stereo) autograph*
MA 1992 15' computer generated tape engraved*
Panorama of Music Theory, 1987-97 1997 15' computer generated tape engraved*
About the Same 1999 15' computer generated sounds engraved*
Mountain Streams 2009 17' electroacoustic engraved*

Electronic/Computer (on tape or CD) with soloist(s)

Bob's Plain Bobs 1975 15' four percussionists and tape autograph*
Curtains 1976 15' pipe organ and tape autograph*
Shanti 1979 9' three clarinets in A, or cl. in A and tape autograph*
Exchanges 1982, rev. 1989 15' piano and computer generated tape engraved*
Amid Flock and Flume 1986 17' flute and computer generated tape engraved*
To the Nine 1991 11' guitar and tape engraved*
Entanglements
1998 10' viola and computer generated sounds engraved*
On the Go 1999 15' clarinet and computer generated sounds engraved*
Wye 2003 30' solo soprano and computer generated sounds engraved*

Live Electronic/Computer

Phases 1970 18' two pianos and photo cell mixers autograph*
...Delay... 1971 10'-25' string trio and tape-delay-system autograph*
Lissajous 1971 10' oscilloscope and pre-recorded tape autograph*
Rapport 1971, rev. 1973 and 2010 30' original version: electronic music synthesizer, pre-recorded tapes, and tape-delay-system. new version: DSP software played in real time. engraved*
Ghost Dances 1980 5'- flutes and tape-delay-system autograph*
Mysterious Landscape 2012 30' prerecorded natural sounds, synthesizer and digital delay system engraved*
Entelechy 2012 2012 10' piano with electronic modification engraved*

Chamber and Ensemble music


Chamber and Ensemble music: Strings

String Quartet 1976 15' string quartet engraved*
Arc 1988 20' string quartet engraved*
"String Quartet" 2003 12' forte piano, piano, guitar, and harp engraved*
Allegro Appassionata 2009 20' string quartet engraved*
Quattro per Quattro 2011 16' string quartet engraved*
Carnatic String Quartet 2020 45' string quartet engraved*

Chamber and Ensemble music: Woodwinds

Throughout (Anyway) (s)(m) 1975 6' four flutes autograph*
Plexus for Woodwind Quartet 1978 18' fl./picc./al. fl., ob./c.a., cl./bs. cl., bassoon engraved*
Shanti 1979 9' three clarinets in A
(or cl. in A and tape)
autograph*
Tigers and Lilies 1979 15' 12 saxophones
(three sax. quartets)
engraved*
Two's Company 1982 10' double woodwind quartet
(2 fls., 2 obs., 2 cls., 2 bn.)
autograph*
Airs 1995 14' flute choir
(6 fls., 2 fl./picc., 2 fl/al.fl.)
engraved*
Bob's Bop
2002 20' saxophone quartet engraved*

Chamber and Ensemble music: Brass

The Dreamer Once Removed 1976 10' four trumpets and carillon autograph*
Tournament 1981 20' trombone choir
(12 or 24 trombones)
engraved*

Chamber and Ensemble music: Percussion

Stream Runner 2007 12'' marimba with or without percussion ensemble engraved*
Polymora 2019 14' percussion ensemble engraved*

Chamber and Ensemble music: Mixed

Sangita '67 1967 2'-15' any flutes, string instruments, and/or percussion instruments autograph*
...Versus... 1968 20' double bass solo, five altos, chamber and jazz ensemble autograph*
Not Lilacs 1974 15' alto sax, trumpet in Bb, piano, drum set. autograph*
Strata for Twelve Instrumentalists 1974 15' flute, ob, cl, bn, trp, piano, perc., 2 vns., vla., v'c., bass. engraved*
Vira 1980 10' flute, tuba, crotales, and gongs autograph*
Passim 1981 12' fl., ob., cl., bn., pn., vn., vla., v'c. autograph*
A Fabric of Seams 1990 13' fl., cl., bn., horn, pn., vn., vla., cello autograph*
Broken Consort in Three Parts (m) 1994 19' al.fl/fl/picc., cl./b.cl., perc., pn., vn, v'c. engraved*
In Concert 2000 12' al. fl., c.a., cl., bsn., hn., pn., vn., vla., v'c., bass engraved*
Society Sound 2006 11'' fl., ob., cl., pn., vn., v'c. engraved*
Roundelay 2007 17'' fl., cl., perc., pn., vn., v'c. engraved*
Four Tangled Groves 2008 16' vl., trp., vla., Eng. hn., trom., vn., fl., alto sax., v'c., sop. sax., bsn., c.bs. engraved*
Four Play Nine 2012 11' piccolo, flute, alto flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, and contra bassoon engraved*
Secret Passages 2013 11' fl, alto fl, sop sax, bs clar, vibs, marimb, perc., pn., 2 v'c engraved*
So do you play? 2014 5' fl, ob, bn, pno, vn. vla, v’c engraved*
Winter Constellations 2014 15' fl/picc, ob, cl, bsn, horn, trp, trb, harp, pn, two vns, vla, v’c, bass engraved*
Six Spring Times 2015 12' a.fl, harp, ob./E. hn., guit., clar., v’c engraved*
Birds Soaring over Mountain Paths 2016 10' fl.,cl.,hrn.,vn.,vla.,v'c engraved*
Septet 2017' 25' 2 cls, bs. cl., vn, vla, v'c, pn. engraved*
Notable Harmonies 2018 9' clarinet and string trio engraved*
Landscape Greeting 2020 12' fl., two horns, harp, vn., via., v'c. engraved*

Open Instrumentation and Improvisation

Sangita '67 1967 2'-15' any flutes, string instruments, and/or percussion instruments autograph*
...Versus... 1968 20' double bass solo, five altos, chamber and jazz ensemble autograph*
Head 1970 10'-30' piano solo autograph*
Reservoir 1971 8' mixed chorus, a capella Walton Music
...Delay... 1971 10'-25' string trio and tape-delay-system autograph*
Rapport 1971, rev. 1972 30' electronic music synthesizer, pre-recorded tapes, and tape-delay-system. (Broadcast tapes of performances are available.) autograph*
Lissajous 1971 10' oscilloscope and pre-recorded tape autograph*
Varnam for Five Melody Instruments and Percussion (s) 1972 12'- 2,2 and 1 of flutes, obs., clarinets, saxophones, violins, viola, guitars, pianos, finger cymbals, drums, drone autograph*
Radif I, II, III 1976 10-60' any number of instruments arranged
in groups of four
autograph*
3/4/5 1977 5'-15' rhythmic music to be realized for at least three players, any instruments autograph*
Radif IV (misc. ensemble) 1994 4'-60' misc. four-part pieces for
(groups of) four instruments
engraved*
Playing Outside 2001 100' improvisors, orchestra, chorus, gamelan engraved*
Coming Down to Earth (m) 2002 50' improvisation ensemble played outdoors engraved*
Oracle 2005 64' large mixed ensemble played outdoors engraved*
SOUND/PATH/FIELD 2006 90' multiple ensembles played outdoors engraved*
Arboretum 2007-8 58'' mixed ensemble with or without recorded sounds played inside or outside engraved*
Sun, Moon, Earth 2012 45' variable instrumentation including singers featuring percussion engraved*
Four Gardens 2014 30' at least 20 performers played outdoors engraved*
Three Rhythmic Studies 2016 8' one to four percussionists engraved*

Chamber Opera

Hagoromo 1977 30' soprano and bass voices, 2 flutes, 3 violins, bass and bells (with dancer) autograph*

Voice(s) and Instruments

Forgotten Vibrations 1967 10' soprano, al. fl., cl., bs. cl., two perc., hp., pn., string quartet engraved*
...Versus... 1968 20' double bass solo, five altos, chamber and jazz ensemble autograph*
Entelechy 1969 10'-15' voice, cello, piano and electronics autograph*
Lorelei 1971 20' four sopranos, four basses, four flutes, four cellos, piano four hands autograph*
Wang River Cycle 1985 40' mezzo soprano, fl (alto), ob.(c.a.), cl.(b. cl.), bn., harp, perc., vn., vla., cello autograph*
A Time 1988 13' soprano, fl., ob., cl., bn., pn., vn, cello, bass autograph*
This Bubble of a Heart 2008 22'' contralto and string quartet engraved*
Channing Fragments 2009 14' soprano, fl., cl., hp., pn., string quart. engraved*

Chorus

Reservoir 1971 8' mixed chorus, a capella Walton Music
Four-Fold Heart Sutra 1984 10' Baritone solo, men 's chorus, vibs., piano engraved*
Marian Antiphons 2012 75' mixed choir, piano and miscellaneous instruments engraved*

Trios

Motet on Doo-Dah 1973 8' alto flutes, bass, piano, Asterisk*
Inter Alia (m) 1980 11' fl., ob., cello engraved*
Bhakti 1981 8' guitar, harp, and harpsichord. autograph*
En Passant 1983 13' vn., cello, piano. autograph*
Three Musicians

Three Musicians
1989

rev. 2000
10' cor anglais, horn, bass

cor anglais, bass clarinet, cello
autograph*

engraved*
Along a Rocky Path 1993 15' clarinet, violin, piano engraved*
Cora Chorus 1996 9' three harps or any multiple thereof engraved*
Wildlife 2005 11' oboe, piano, and percussion engraved*

Duets

Frondescence 1965, rev. 1971 5' flute and piano autograph*
Hototogisu 1964 11' two pianos engraved*
Phases 1970 18' two pianos and photo cell mixers autograph*
Variations on the Variation of the Quadran Pavan and the Quadran Pavan by Bull and Byrd 1974 13' two pianos autograph*
Bhayanaka 1977 10' piano, four hands autograph*
Vibhatsa 1978 8' sop. and alto saxophones engraved*
Karuna 1978 8' cello and piano engraved*
Allies 1979 10' piano, four hands engraved*
In Variations 1981 15' violin and piano engraved*
Pari Passu 1988 14' violin and percussion (vibs/marim) autograph*
Out and Out (s) 1989 14' clarinet and piano autograph*
Traces (m) 1990 10' flute and piano engraved*
Canonic Variations 1992 15' two pianos engraved*
Refrains 1995 11' cello and piano engraved*
Abuh Abuh Tenun 1996 11' flute and marimba engraved*
Something New 1998 5' piano duet engraved*
Tête-à-Tête 1999 7' two guitars engraved*
Struck Sound
2002 10' piano and percussion engraved*
Simple Stars 2007 11'' two pianos engraved*
The Eight-Hand Way 2008 10'' two pianos, eight hands engraved*
Vynes 2010 12' flute and piano engraved*
...gradually... 2010 11' violin and piano engraved*
Brush 2011 10' viola and piano engraved*
Forty Fingers 2013 16' two pianos, eight hands engraved*
Doubles and Pairs 2013 5' oboe and piano engraved*
Drawn Onward: Fantasy for Violin and Piano 2014 15' violin and piano engraved*
Baryons 2015 6' euphonium and piano engraved*
Nadasonata 2018 3' piano four hands engraved*
Primitive Roots part 1 2019 5' soprano saxophone and piano engraved*
Primitive Roots part 2 2019 5' alto saxophone and piano engraved*

Songs

Haiku Cycle 1978 14' soprano and piano autograph*
Cold Mountain Songs 1993 25' soprano and piano engraved*
Inscape 1996 30' basso and orchestra 3/3/3/3/4/3/3/1/3/basso/strings engraved*
Out of Inscape 1996 16' basso and orchestra 3/3/3/3/4/3/3/1/3/basso/strings engraved*
Sung Song (m)
2002 5' solo voice engraved*
Wye 2003 30' solo soprano and computer generated sounds engraved*
This Bubble of a Heart 2008 22'' contralto and string quartet engraved*
Wright Song Book 2014 2'-25' soprano and piano engraved*
Sappho Cycle 2019 20' mezzo-soprano and violin engraved*

Solos


Piano

Tusk 1967 3' piano solo autograph*
Night Vapors 1967 4' piano solo engraved*
Cairn 1968 6' piano solo autograph*
Head 1970 10'-30' piano solo autograph*
Phrases 1970 7' piano solo autograph*
Three Encores: On-off, Bhairavi, Intermezzo. 1976 10' piano solo engraved*
Either Ether 1978 17' piano solo autograph*
Four Voices in Three Voices 1983 10' piano solo engraved*
Suggetto Cavato 1982 10' piano solo
(see also tape music)
engraved*
Alter Egos 1985 12' piano solo autograph*
Clear Sounds Among Hills and Water 1989 11' piano solo engraved*
Terrane 1989 14' piano solo autograph*
Doing Time
(Suite for Piano:
Summons;
No Recent Arrests;
Suspended Sentence;
A Hearing;
So Long (m))
1991 10' piano solo engraved*
To Where a Chord Ends 1994 14' piano solo engraved*
By Far 1995 12' piano solo engraved*
Zöe 1996 4' piano solo engraved*
Odds and Ends 1996 7' piano solo engraved*
Perspectives of New Music 35/2
Floating Points 1996 8' piano solo engraved*
Wabi 1996 15' piano solo engraved*
Halfway up to the Minute (s)(m) 1996 30" piano solo engraved*
Scraps 1998 7' piano solo engraved*
Sabi 1998 9' piano solo engraved*
Yügen 1998 15' piano solo engraved*
Changing the Subject 1999 4' piano solo engraved*
Nine Piano Pieces
(Between, Rising Early,
Had, Kids, Figurine,
Loose Canon, To Wit,
Fever, Glimpse)
1999 25' piano solo engraved*
Still 2000 5' piano solo engraved*
Around Chimney Bluffs 2001 6' piano solo engraved*
Meandering River 2001 15' piano solo engraved*
Rock Garden 2002 2' piano solo engraved*
Fourteen Little Piano Pieces 2002 12' solo piano engraved*
Clearing 2003 10' piano solo engraved*
Cañon 2003 10' piano solo engraved*
Ode 2004 9' piano solo engraved*
Perspectives of New Music, 41/2
Each Time 2006 12' piano solo engraved*
Precious Stones 2007 2'' piano solo engraved*
strange flowers, occasional storms 2008 11' piano solo engraved*
Thirty-Nine Webern Variations 2010 22' piano solo engraved*
Cadenza for Daniel Pesca 2012 6' piano solo engraved*
Quanta 2012 variable up to 7' piano solo engraved*
Singularity 2012 4' piano solo engraved*
Three-Braided River 2013 15' piano solo engraved*
Lichen 2015 4' piano solo engraved*
Lake 2016 4' piano solo engraved*
Foray 2016 4' piano solo engraved*
Inner Voices 2016 8' piano solo engraved*
Nanovariations 2018 2' piano solo engraved*
Elegy 2018 1' piano solo engraved*
from here on out 2019 80' piano solo and piano four hands engraved*

Harpsichord

Incidental Music 1966 10' harpsichord solo autograph*
Arabesque 1979 14' harpsichord solo autograph*
Ordre 1983 12' harpsichord solo autograph*

Organ

Canonical Minutes 2006 8' pipe organ engraved*

Harp

Sonata in D 1962, rev. 1994 4' harp solo engraved*
Sonata in E 1962, rev. 1994 5' harp solo engraved*
Sonata in G
(m)
1963, rev. 1994 5' harp solo engraved*
Lyra 2004 10' harp solo engraved*

Guitar

Après vous (m) 2003 12' guitar solo engraved*
Soliloquy 2013 7' guitar solo engraved*

Keyboard

Variations on a Theme of Steve Reich 1980 15' keyboard solo engraved*

Woodwind solos

Raudra (m) 1976 4' flute solo engraved*
Hamiltonian Cycle: Saxophone 1979 10' alto saxophone autograph*
Knot Lilacs 2006 11'' alto saxophone solo engraved*

Brass solos

Three Roads 2001 3' tuba solo engraved*

String solos

Beautiful Beast 2007 7'' solo double bass engraved*
Variations with Aria 2016 9' violin solo engraved*

Percussion solos

Vignette 1999 2' marimba solo Sonic Arts Editions
Twelve Bell Canons 2004 2' each orchestral bells solo engraved*
microtunes 2005 2' orchestral bells solo engraved*
Stream Runner 2007 12'' marimba with or without percussion ensemble engraved*

Miscellaneous solos

Twenty-Four Fragments 2017 1-2' each diverse instrument solos engraved*

* Available from Morris Music
(Call 585-615-0231 or send e-mail).

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