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MUSIC FOR LARGE ENSEMBLE

The Post-Apocalyptic Blues for wind ensemble and sound effects

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue (versions for orchestra or symphonic band)

The Snake Oil Peddler for symphonic band

A Jazz Funeral for symphonic band

Dark Gardens for wind ensemble

I.     Night Creatures

II.   Skittering Nightmares

III.  Frozen Flowers

IV.   November Things

V.    Cry Carefully

A Descent into the Maelström for large orchestra
The Ventricle of Memory for string orchestra
Music for a Tranquil Moment for orchestra
Sinfonietta for large orchestra

Silver Flyby for jazz ensemble

MIXED CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Caves of Dunhuang (Triptych III) for erhu, cello, dizi/xiao, clarinet/bass clarinet, yang qin, harpsichord, temple bells, and fixed media

I.    madhyamāpratipad (the middle way) for erhu, cello, dizi/xiao, clarinet/bass clarinet, yang qin, harpsichord, and temple bells

II.   śūnyatā (emptiness) for fixed media

III.  vijñāna-santāna (rebirth) for erhu, cello, dizi/xiao, clarinet/bass clarinet, yang qin, harpsichord, temple bells, and fixed media

"Out of the Depths, I Cry" for tuba and 13 gongs (1 player)

Scampata #3: Fantasia and Bolero for bass trombone and percussion (one player)

Three Haiku for two contrabassists and two percussionists

I.    Echoes of the eye

II.   Whales bellowing dawn

III.  A horsefly murmurs in a temple bell

SOLO AND CHAMBER MUSIC FOR WINDS

chrysalis: in memoriam Olivier Messiaen for 11 woodwinds

Lebewohl for 16 brass

Presenting Perfesser P’s Perspicaticious Plumbing Of Pulchritude for bass trombone and piano

Three Fugues and a Dirge for Richard III for woodwind quintet

I.    Fugue a4: "Now is the winter of our discontent"

II.   Permutation Fugue a5: "The guilty closure of thy walls"

III.  Prelude: Distant Fanfares; Double fugue: "A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!"; Dirge for Richard III

Bitter Wind for trumpet and piano
Politics, Money, Music for brass quintet
Reflections for trombone ensemble (five parts)
Scampata #2 for trumpet, trombone, and piano four-hands

I.     Quodlibet

II.    Nocturne (Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral)

Scampata #1 for horn and trombone

Coronach for double trombone quartet
Abschiedslied for trombone sextet
Romantic Suite for trombone quartet
A Game of Chants for solo trombone
Threnody for brass ensemble, percussion and piano
Divertimento for Woodwind Trio

I.    Prelude

II.   Rustic Dance

III.  Love Song

IV.   Urban Dance

Fanfare for the Celebration of the Dead for trombone ensemble (five parts)
Capriccio for Solo Trombone

I.    Jazz Waltz

II.   Allemande

III.  Capriccio

Fantasy for Trombone Quartet and Tuba

CHAMBER MUSIC FOR STRINGS

The Winter Mountain for harp

I.    First Flurries

II.   Soft Snowfall

III.  Deep Crevasse With Foxfire

IV.  The Frozen Waterfall

V.   The Snow-Clad Summit

The Autumnal Mountain for harp

I.    The Dawn-Kissed Peak

II.   Morning Mist

III.  Falling Leaves

IV.  Migrating Butterflies

V.   Forest Colors

the crystalline architecture of loss for harp

i.       molto adagio-agitato-piu mosso-molto adagio                                               

ii.     allegro agitato-presto

iii.   andante ma molto espressivo-poco adagio-a tempo-adagio-morendo

String Quartet #1
Lament of the Sea Kings for eight contrabasses and echo device

SOLO AND CHAMBER MUSIC FOR PERCUSSION

Triptych I for marimba and almglocken (1 player) with fixed media

I.    Toccata for marimba and almglocken (1 player)

II.   Wooden Rain for fixed media

III.  Beyond Reality for marimba and almglocken (1 player) with fixed media

Four Gig Bags for percussion quartet

Crossing Boundaries for percussion quartet
Dreams of a Spirit Seer for percussion quartet
Rite version for percussion and fixed media
Cat Spanking: A Fantasy for Percussion for percussion ensemble (9 players)

PIANO SOLO

The Outrage Machine

the crystalline architecture of loss (arranged for piano solo)

Do Geese See God from Palindromes for Piano
Conundrum
Lament

VOCAL MUSIC

Sing Unto the Lord a New Song for SATB choir
America's Going to the Dickens! for medium voice and piano

I.    Congressmen

II.   Transcendentalists

III.  Ingenuity

The Maidens for solo female voice
since feeling is first for solo male voice and mixed choir
Chinese Baby Asleep for four-part women's chorus
Disappearances for mezzo soprano, clarinet, violin, cello, prepared piano, and percussion

I.    Thoughts in a Jewelry Store

II.   After Hearing Lucia di Lammermoor

III.  The Witness

IV.   Focal Point

V.    Descent

Four Sonnets of Shakespeare for bass-baritone voice and piano

I.    Sonnet 81:  Or I shall live your epitaph to make

II.   Sonnet 64:  When I have seen by Time's fell hand defaced

III.  Sonnet 60:  Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,

IV.  Sonnet 73:  That time of year thou mayst in me behold

Psalm 131 for SATB choir

ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC MUSIC

Lakapati for fixed media

śūnyatā (emptiness) from Caves of Dunhuang for fixed media

among the empty places (Triptych 2) for fixed media

i.     distance

ii.    greater than

iii.   "...the liquid mountains of the sky..."

Wooden Rain for fixed media

More Moro Lasso Loops for fixed media

Moro Lasso Loops for fixed media

a multitude, before creation for fixed media

Rainbows, Halos, Glories for fixed media

Listening to the World for fixed media
My Grandfather's Kalimba for fixed media
Intervention for fixed media
Electronic Essay #2  for tape
Electronic Essay #1  for tape

EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC

From Which Alien Shore?

In A

Not In B

Finding Joy
September Variations
Prophecies for a New Millennium
Improvisations Approaching the Millennium
In Memoriam John Cage
Lacrimosa
Newspaper Pieces

MUSIC FOR VIDEO OR DANCE

More Moro Lasso Loops video by Jamsen Law

Rite (Flamenco Remix) for fixed media and flamenco dancers
Rite for dancers, electronics, and percussion

Christopher Coleman

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