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*
It Goes Without Saying 2004 20' orchestra 3/3/3/3/4/3/3/1/5/piano/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*

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)
Radif II

Radif I
(1986)

(1992)
15'

15'
Csound Version

Various MIDI versions
autograph*
Flux Mandala 1978 20' quadraphonic electronic music (no score)
Proteus Rebound 1981 11' quadraphonic computer music (no score)
Aubade 1981, rev. 1989 10' computer music autograph*
Night Sky Scroll 1985, rev. 1992 15' computer generated tape engraved*
Suggetto Cavato (1989) 10' computer version engraved*
Four or Five Mirrors 1990 15' quadraphonic computer tape (also in stereo) autograph*
Variations on a Theme of Steve Reich
(1991) 15'
MIDI version engraved*
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

Entelechy 1969 10'-15' voice, cello, piano and electronics autograph*
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*
Entelechy '77 1977 11' electric piano, electronic modification autograph*
Radif II, III (1993) 10-60' Midi automated versions a, b, c autograph*
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 Appassionato 2009 20' string quartet engraved*
Quattro per Quattro 2011 16' 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*

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*
Birthday Allegro 2009 1' fl., al. fl., bs. cl., vibs., celesta 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*

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*
Entelechy 1969 10'-15' voice, cello, piano and electronics 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*
Entelechy '77 1977 11' electric piano, electronic modification 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*
Wang Wei at the Piano 2001 10' two pianos 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*

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*
Words and Harmonies 1995 10' narrator and piano 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*
Shuuki 2006 15'' koto and violin 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*

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*

Solos


Piano

Tusk 1967 3' piano solo autograph*
Night Vapors 1967 4' piano solo autograph*
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 Above Hills and Water 1989 11' piano solo engraved*
Little Harmonic Labyrinth 1989 6' 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*
For A and D (or For D or A, or The Aisles of Bob) 1992 4' piano solo engraved*
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*
Hello World 2004 1' 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*

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*
Into the Eye of the Golden Wind 1985 15' baritone saxophone solo autograph*
Seraphim 1997 8' flute solo engraved*
Limbs 2001 7' clarinet solo engraved*
Knot Lilacs 2006 11'' alto saxophone solo engraved*

Brass solos

Three Roads 2001 3' tuba solo engraved*

String solos

The Rest Stop 2001 5' viola solo engraved*
Beautiful Beast 2007 7'' solo double bass 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*

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

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