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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 autograph*
Interiors for Orchestra 1977 15' 2/2/2/2/2/1/1/0/2/pn., four hands/ strings autograph*
Just Now and Again 1987 20' orchestra 3/3/3/3/4/3/3/1/3/pn./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 printed*

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 printed*
Inscape 1996 30' Basso and orchestra 3/3/3/3/4/3/3/1/3/basso/strings printed*
Out of Inscape 1996 16' Basso and orchestra 3/3/3/3/4/3/3/1/3/basso/strings printed*

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*

Wind Ensemble with soloist

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

Electronic/Computer (on tape)

Thunders of Spring Over Distant Mountains 1973 45' quadraphonic electronic music (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 printed*
Suggetto Cavato (1989) 10' computer version autograph*
Four or Five Mirrors 1990 15' quadraphonic computer tape (also in stereo) autograph*
Variations on a Theme of Steve Reich
(1991) 15'
MIDI version printed*
MA 1992 15' computer generated tape printed*
Panorama of Music Theory, 1987-97 1997 15' computer generated tape printed*

Electronic/Computer (on tape) 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 autograph*
Amid Flock and Flume 1986 17' flute and computer generated tape printed*
To the Nine 1991 11' guitar and tape printed*

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. 1972 30' electronic music synthesizer, pre-recorded tapes, and tape-delay-system. (Broadcast tapes of performances are available.) autograph*
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*

Chamber and Ensemble music


Chamber and Ensemble music: Strings

String Quartet 1976 15' string quartet autograph*
Arci 1988 20' string quartet autograph*

Chamber and Ensemble music: Woodwinds

Throughout (Anyway) 1975 6' four flutes autograph*
Plexus for Woodwind Quartet 1978 18' fl./picc./al. fl., ob./c.a., cl./bs. cl., bassoon autograph*
Shanti 1979 9' three clarinets in A
(or cl. in A and tape)
autograph*
Tigers and Lilies 1979 15' 12 saxophones
(three sax. quartets)
autograph*
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.)
printed*

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)
autograph*

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 Instruments 1974 15' flute, ob, cl, bn, trp, piano, perc., 2 vns., vla., v'c., bass. autograph*
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, bn., vn., vla., cello autograph*
Broken Consort in Three Parts 1994 19' al.fl/fl/picc., cl./b.cl., perc., pn., vn, v'c. printed*

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 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
printed*

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, alto flute, clarinet, harp, violin, cello autograph*
...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*

Chorus

Reservoir 1971 8' mixed chorus, a capella Walton Music
Four-Fold Heart Sutra 1984 10' Baritone solo, men 's chorus, vibs., piano autograph*

Trios

Motet on Doo-Dah 1973 8' alto flutes, bass, piano, Asterisk*
Inter Alia 1980 11' fl., ob., cello printed*
Bhakti 1981 8' guitar, harp, and harpsichord. autograph*
En Passant 1983 13' vn., cello, piano. autograph*
Three Musicians 1989 10' cor anglais, horn, bass autograph*
Along a Rocky Path 1993 15' clarinet, violin, piano printed*
Cora Chorus 1996 9' three harps or any multiple thereof printed*

Duets

Frondescence 1965, rev. 1971 5' flute and piano autograph*
Hototogisu 1964 11' two pianos printed*
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*
Vibatsa 1978 8' sop. and alto saxophones autograph*
Karuna 1978 8' cello and piano autograph*
Allies 1979 10' piano, four hands autograph*
In Variations 1981 15' violin and piano autograph*
Pari Passu 1988 14' violin and percussion (vibs/marim) autograph*
Out and Out 1989 14' clarinet and piano autograph*
Traces 1990 10' flute and piano printed*
Canonic Variations 1992 15' two pianos printed*
Words and Harmonies 1995 10' narrator and piano printed*
Refrains 1995 11' cello and piano printed*
Abuh Abuh Tenun 1996 11' flute and marimba printed*
Something New 1998 5' piano duet printed*

Songs

Haiku Cycle 1978 14' soprano and piano autograph*
Cold Mountain Songs 1993 25' soprano and piano printed*

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 printed*
Either Ether 1978 17' piano solo autograph*
Four Voices in Three Voices 1983 10' piano&nbspsolo printed*
Diamond 1982 8' piano solo autograph*
Suggetto Cavato 1982 10' piano solo
(see also tape music)
autograph*
Alter Egos 1985 12' piano solo autograph*
Twice 1987 11' piano solo autograph*
Clear Sounds Above Hills and Water 1989 11' piano solo autograph*
Little Harmonic Labyrinth 1989 6' piano solo printed*
Terrane 1989 14' piano solo autograph*
Doing Time
(Suite for Piano:
Summons;
No Recent Arrests;
Suspended Sentence;
A Hearing;
So Long)
1991 10' piano solo printed*
For A and D (or For D or A, or The Aisles of Bob) 1992 4' piano solo printed*
Where a Chord Ends 1994 14' piano solo printed*
Bits And Pieces 1994 2'-15' piano solo printed*
By Far 1995 12' piano solo printed*
Zöe 1996 4' piano solo printed*
Odds and Ends 1996 7' piano solo printed*
Floating Points 1996 8' piano solo printed*
Wabi 1996 15' piano solo printed*
Halfway up to the Minute 1996 30" piano solo printed*
Scraps 1998 7' piano solo printed*
Sabi 1998 9' piano solo printed*
Yügen 1998 15' piano solo printed*

Harpsichord

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

Harp

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

Keyboard

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

Woodwind solos

Raudra 1976 4' flute solo printed*
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 printed*

* Available from Morris Music
(Call 716-586-3339 or send e-mail).

Last update: July 11, 1998