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This page has scores for download, many with recordings. Contact me if you need parts or notice any corrections to be made. Opus numbers listed here

Scores that can be downloaded from this page

VOCAL MUSIC

Smut (a.k.a. Chorea Lascivia) (opus 10)
song cycle of Medieval and Latin love poetry, dedicated to Robert Mapplethorpe & David Wojnarowicz
for two mezzosopranos, two electric guitars, trumpet, trombone, two percussionists

The Apotheosis of John Brown (opus 8)
text from Frederick Douglass
narrator, singers, strings, continuo, percussion

The War Prayer (opus 12)
cantata fom Mark Twain
for organ and singers: solo tenor, solo bass/baritone
and solo or group soprano, alto, tenor, bass/bartitons

Ice-9 Ballads (opus 14)
songs from Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle
for narrator, tenor, 3 sopranos, cl, sax, trombone, harmonica, 3 violins (one mandolin double), guitar, harp, synthesizer, bass, two percussionists

The People's Choice: Music (opus 15)
The Most Wanted Music and The Most Unwanted Music
for large and unusual chamber group

Dean Swift's Satyrs For the Very Very Young (opus 22)
singer & harp trio (flute, viola, harp) & vocal (low soprano or baritone)

singer and string quartet
short pieces: Bo Diddley, Ugly, Michael Callen

Naked Revolution (opus 16)
a socialist realist opera drawn from immigrant dreams

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

solo piano
Five Little Monsters
Fractals on the Names of Bach & Haydn
(opus 24)
Girl with a hat in a car
Hockets & Inventions
(opus 6)
Letter to Gil Evans (opus 25)
Letter to Skip James
Phong's Solo
Nocturnes:
   Mata Hari, balerina de Java
   Belvedere
   Bricktop
   Li Yuen
Variations on Chopin's Minute Waltz (
several unplayable on standard piano)

organ
Hockets & Inventions (organ solo) (opus 6)
Organum Book I (organ solo) (opus 23)
The War Prayer (cantata from Mark Twain) for organ and singers (opus 12)

solo violin
Chorale: a boy has never wept nor dashed a thousand kim
Duo for violin & Meade Lux Lewis

woodwind solo
Utah Dances (flute, clarinet, oboe, or saxophone) (opus 7)
Little Andre (bass flute)
Duo for or clarinet & Meade Lux Lewis

violin & piano
The Complete Victrola Sessions (book) (opus 20)
including:
   Prelude
   Li Yuen
   The Unfolding Opium Poppy
   Mata Hari, balerina de Java
   Alegria en la cueva vieja
   Surf's Up
(arrangement of Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks)
   Bricktop
   Togetherness Blues

violin & cello
Duo Sonata (opus 4)

piano trio (violin cello piano)
Tonight Welcome the Ultraviolet Starlight Trio to {insert venue} (opus 9)

solo viola with CD
East St Louis, 1968 (opus 17)

accordion
To Spike Jones in Heaven (opus 5)
accordion & CD
Sontag in Sarajevo (accordion & 3 players) (opus 13)
Five Little Monsters

baroque ensembles
Clever Hans sonata (violin cello harpsichord) (opus 19)
A Year for a Pomegranate (2 violins, recorder, cello, harpsichord)

string quartet
Sequence Girls (quartet with drum) (opus 1)
String Quartet #1 "The Impossible" (opus 3)
String Quartet #2 (opus 11)
String Quartet #3 "The Essential" (opus 21)
Three Delta Blues (Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton, Skip James) (opus 2)
Sojourner Truth
Here Comes the King
(arrangement of Raymond Scott)
East St. Louis, 1968 (with CD) (opus 17)
Water Babies ( arrangement of Wayne Shorter)
Five Little Monsters (with drums)
In Time (arrangement of Sly Stone)
Something Sweet, Something Tender (arr. of Eric Dolphy, with flute)

Orchestral music

skip down to orchestra scores

Thung Kwian Sunrise (full orchestra) (opus 28)

The Apotheosis of John Brown (opus 8) (vocals & baroque orchestra)

Double concerto for violin, cello, and orchestra
Ultraviolet Railroad (opus 9)

Bambaataa Variations concerto grosso for prepared string quartet and string orchestra (opus 30)

SamulNori Overture (for orchestra) (opus 31)

Marching Band with Elephant Orchestra
The Pastorale Symphony (arrangement), 1st movement

solo piano

Five Little Monsters (solo piano or accordion, 6 min, 2010) Performed by Steve Beck

Score

Fractals on the Names of Bach & Haydn (solo piano, 4 min, 2011) opus 24
Score

girl with a hat in a car (9 minutes, 2012)
Score

Hockets and Inventions (solo piano, 30 minutes, 2010) Opus 6b
twelve polyphonic pieces
Score
Performed by Steven Beck.

Letter to Skip James (solo piano, 4 min, 1987, rev. 2012) opus 25
Score

Letter to Gil Evans (12 minutes, 2012) opus 26
Score

Nocturnes
Score

includes:

Mata Hari, balerina de Java (solo piano, 6 min, 2013)
Li Yuen (solo piano, 5 min, 2013)
Belvedere (for solo piano, 5-6 min, 1984)

Performed by Chrisopher O'Riley.

Bricktop (solo piano, 4 min, 2009)

Phong's Solo
Score

Variations on Chopin's Minute Waltz
Score

to listen go to Experimental Music page

solo saxophone, flute, or clarinet

Utah Dances (solo flute or other woodwind, 12 min, 1990)
opus 7 are five dances, inspired by baroque dance suites. Cortijo is named for a favorite conga player, and a Forty-niner is a dance in the Southwest. It was a present for the 90th birthday of composer Otto Luening. The dances are Jig, Fugue in One Voice, Cortijo, Allemande, and Forty-niner and Double.
Score.
Performed by Michael Swartz on the alto saxophone.

solo bass flute

Little Andre (3 minutes, 1986) was inspired by a very young breakdancer I met working on an early hiphop musical.
Score.
Performed by Robert Dick.


solo clarinet

Score for Duo for Clarinet and Meade Lux Lewis (3:17 minutes, 1990) from Ice-9 Ballads
download Meade Lux Lewis's track (mp3)
Performed by Suzanne Gekker with Kurt Vonnegut's voiceover


solo violin

Chorale: A boy has never wept nor dashed a thousand kim Score
Performed by Rebecca Cherry


Duo for Violin and Meade Lux Lewis
Score
download Meade Lux Lewis's track (mp3)
Performed by Rebecca Cherry


viola and CD

East St. Louis, 1968 (9 min, 1999) opus 17
mp3 of the CD backing tracks
Score
Performed by Richard Auldon Clark, viola

violin and piano

The Complete Victrola Sessions (55 min, 92 pages) opus 20
contains piano and violin parts for
Mata Hari ballerina de Java
Bricktop
Togetherness Blues
Alegria en la cueva vieja
Belvedere
Brian's Lament (a.k.a. Surf's Up)
Prelude
Duo for violin & Mead Lux Lewis
Li Yuen (Fountain of Beauty)
A boy has never wept nor dashed a thousand kim
The Unfolding Opium Poppy


complete score with piano and violin parts

listen to performances by Rebecca Cherry, violin, with Steven Beck (Unfolding Opium Poppy) or William Hobbs (the other pieces)

The Unfolding Opium Poppy (6 min, 1996)


Prelude (4 min, 2008)


Alegria en la cueva vieja (6 min, 2008)


Mata Hari, balerina de Java (6 min, 2008)


Togetherness Blues (3 min, 2008)


Li Yuen (6 min, 2008, needs a gong)


Bricktop (5 min, 2008)


Surf's Up (6 min, 2008)
arrangement of the song by Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks

violin & cello

Duo Sonata (21 min, 1987)
Score (both parts in one book)
Recording by Laura Seaton & Erik Friedlander

violin, cello, and piano

Piano trio: Tonight Welcome the Ultraviolet Starlight Trio to {insert venue} (12 min, 2013)
No recording
Score / piano part with attached violin and cello parts

harp trio & vocal

Dean Swift's Satyrs for the Very Very Young (40 min, 2011)
opus 22
Vocal (low soprano / baritone), flute, viola, harp
No recording yet.
Score (December 2011 version)
Parts

Smut (also known as Chorea Lascivia) (25 min, 1991)
Eight Gothic Rock songs in medieval Latin
dedicated to Robert Mapplethorpe and David Wojnarowicz
opus 10
2 mezzosopranos, baritone, 2 electric guitars, trumpet, trombone, two percussionists (trap set, bs dr, tamborine, dumbek, 2 triangles, small gong)
Score and Parts
Recording by Napua Davoy, Wilbur Pauley, Tiye Giraud, vocals: Dave Soldier, Bob Bannister, guitars; Ben Neill trumpet; Rob Bethea, trombone; Jim Pugliese, Samm Bennett, percussion; Richard Auldon Clark, conductor.


The War Prayer (14 min, 1994, revised for organ 2011) opus 12
a cantata with text from Mark Twain
score
unrecorded, but watch chamber orchestra version on YouTube

Ice-9 Ballads (opus 14, 1995)
songs from Cat's Cradle from Kurt Vonnegut
for narrator, tenor, 3 sopranos, cl, sax, trombone, harmonica, 3 violins (one mandolin double), guitar, harp, synthesizer, bass, two percussionists
score
Performed by Kurt Vonnegut, Jimmy Justice, and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Valerie Naranjo balophone soloist


Naked Revolution
 (1 hour, 1997) opus 16
a socialist realist opera drawn from immigrant dreams
libretto by Maita di Niscemi
artistic conception by Komar & Melamid
no recording

piano reduction for singers and piano
score for full orchestra and singers

BAROQUE ENSEMBLES

violin, cello, and harpsichord

Clever Hans (12 min) opus 19
score with violin and cello parts
This recording by Rebecca Cherry (vln), Michael Mizrahi (hpschd), Karlos Rodriguez (cello) features the 6 movements in a different order for a ballet: the score faciliates the scordatura (re-tuning the strings)


A Year for a Pomegranate (7 min, 2010)
for 2 violins, recorder, cello, harpsichord: not recorded 

organ

Hockets & Inventions (30 min, 1990) opus 6
in two and three parts that could be played by any instruments, but all written to be played by organ.
score.
Performed by Walter Hilse on an Aeolian-Skinner organ.


Organum Book 1 (32 min, 2011) opus 23
Five pieces inspired by nature
The Crayfish
La Conchiglia 
A year for a pomegrantate (After Ramon Montoya)
Olivia Porphyria (a fractal on the name of Haydn)
A year for a baobab
score with all five pieces
Performed by Walter Hilse


The War Prayer (14 min, 1994, revised for organ 2011) opus 12
a cantata with text from Mark Twain
church organ, soprano (solo or group), alto (solo or group), tenor solo, men singers (baritone or mixed group), bass/baritone solo
score
unrecorded

string quartet

Sequence Girls (1985, 7 min) opus 1
for amplified quartet and trap set drums
or acoustic quartet and hand percussion
score
parts
Performed by the Soldier String Quartet


String Quartet #1 "The Impossible" (1987, 25 min) opus 3
for amplified quartet and trap set drums
or acoustic quartet and hand percussion
score
parts
Performed by the Soldier String Quartet


String Quartet #2 "Bambaataa Variations" (1992 for Ken Butler's T-Square Quartet, revised for prepared violins, viola, and cello, 2011) opus 11
score
parts


no recording available


String Quartet #3 "The Essential" (2011) opus 21
cowritten with Brad Garton, mathematical transformations of Schoenberg's second quartet
for amplified quartet and prerecorded loops
the electronics can be triggered manually or from electroencephalograms
score
parts
download prerecorded soundclips to be triggered in the first movement
Version perfromed by Mari Kimura, Curtis Stewart, LiuhWen Ting, Greg Hesselink


Three Delta Blues (quartet, 9 minutes, 1986, 1990) opus 2
scores and parts
Performed by the Soldier String Quartet
includes Preachin' Blues (Robert Johnson), Moon Goin' Down (Charlie Patton), Twenty Twenty Blues (Skip James)


Sojourner Truth (quartet, 7 minutes, 1990)
score and parts
Performed by the Soldier String Quartet


Here Comes the King (quartet with opt. percussion, 5 min)
arrangement of a piece by Raymond Scott
score
Performed by the Soldier String Quartet


East St. Louis, 1968 (9 min, for quartet and CD, 2000) opus 17
Has not been recorded, but the version for viola and CD can be heard above

mp3 of the CD track for download
score
parts

Water Babies (quartet, 5 minutes)
arrangement of piece by Wayne Shorter
score
There is no recording of the quartet version, but here is quartet, flute (Robert Dick), and rhythm section


Five Little Monsters (6-7 minutes, string quartet & rock drums, 1984).
score
Performed by the Soldier String Quartet performing Five Little Monsters with Michael Suchorsky on drums


Bo Diddley (6 min, string quartet & improvised vocals)
Vocals are unscored since they are not expected to read music
score
parts
Performed by the Soldier String Quartet with Tiye' Giraud singing, multitracked


Michael Callen (quartet, one tenor or soprano, and 3 backup singers)
score
Performed by the Soldier String Quartet with vocals by the late great Jimmy Justice and Laura Cantrell.



Ugly (quartet with singer)
arrangement of song by Robert Pete Williams
Vocals are unscored since they are not expected to read music
score
Performed by the Soldier String Quartet with Tiye' Giraud singing, multitracked


In Time (quartet with optional percussion)
arrangement of song by Sly and the Family Stone
score
Performed by the Soldier String Quartet


string quartet with flute

Something Sweet, Something Tender arrangement of music by Eric Dolphy
Performed by Soldier String Quartet and Robert Dick with rhythm section


accordion

Sontag in Sarajevo (11 min, 1994) opus 13
for four players
accordion (standard or Strad)
chordal instrument (guitar, piano)
treble melody (violin, clarinet, trumpet, etc.),
bass (cello, bass, trombone, tuba, bassoon)
Performed by Ann de Maranis (accordion), Regina Carter (violin), Dave Soldier (guitar), Dawn Avery cello
The score for 1st movement, Fluor, Phosphor, Lumen, and Candle


The score for 2nd movement, Dance for the Tetragrammaton


Five Little Monsters (6 min, 2010), Score

The Apotheosis of John Brown
(40 min, 1990) opus 8
Text from Frederick Douglass
Score
Parts
Performed by Robbie McCauley (narrator), Mary Lee Kortes, Napua Davoy, Jason White, Napua Davoy, Laura Seaton (vln), Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, conducted Richard Auldon Clark


Orchestra

Marching band and elephant orchestra

My arrangement of Beethoven's Pastorale Symphony
for large school marching band with the Thai Elephant Orchestra: can be played simply by marching band
Score
Performed by the Lampang, Thailand junior high school orchestra with the Thai Elephant Orchestra at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center.


Violin, Cello, and Orchestra

Ultraviolet Railroad (1991-1992, 24 min) opus 9
Double concerto for violin and cello
Score
solo violin part
solo cello part
Performed by Mark Feldman (violin), Erik Friedlander (cello), Neil Kirkwood (piano) and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra conducted by Richard Auldon Clark


Thung Kwian Sunrise
opus 27, 2012, 6 minutes
Symphony Orchestra (fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn, tpt, trmb, perc, piano, strings)
from the Thai Elephant Orchestra (with original performance transcribed by Wade Ripka)
Score
Performed by the Composers Concordance Orchestra, concert December 2012, Thomas Carlo Bo conductor

Bambaataa Variations
opus 11, 1992, scored for prepared string quartet and string orchestra, 2003, 20 minutes

Score
Parts
Performed by the PubliQuartet and Composers Concordance Orchestra conducted by Thomas Carlo Bo: on YouTube

SamulNori Overture
opus 31, chamber orchestra, 2013
score
parts

The People's Choice Music opus 15
The Most Wanted Music (exactly 5 minutes)
Score


The Most Unwanted Music (26 minutes)
Score