Scores of Kyle Gann's Music

String Quartet * Other Chamber Music * Music Theater * Orchestral * Choral
Percussion * Solo Piano * Songs * Disklavier * Microtonal

Many of my scores can be ordered from Frog Peak Music. Others are available here as PDF files. If anyone is interested in performing something and needs instrumental parts, shoot me an e-mail here and I'll oblige.

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String Quartet:

Concord Spiral for string quartet (2010) - 8 1/2 minutes

Hudson Spiral for string quartet (2010) - 13 minutes

The Light Summer Land for string quartet (2010) - 25 minutes

Love Scene for string quartet (2003) in just intonation - 6 minutes
Listen to the tuning in a MIDI realization here

Other Chamber Music:

Catskill Set (Songs without Words) for flute, clarinet, trumpet, vibraphone, piano, violin, viola, cello (2013-14) - five movements, 14 minutes

Sang Plato's Ghost for flute, oboe, harp, percussion, accordion, viola, bass (2013) - 11 minutes

Scene from a Marriage for viola and piano (2010) - 10 minutes

Street Music for clarinet, tenor sax, optional voice, drum(s), violin, cello (2009) - 4 minutes

The Planets for flute, oboe, alto saxophone, bassoon, synthesizer, percussion, viola, and contrabass (1994-2008) - 75 minutes
Venus: MP3
Performed by the Relache ensemble

Composure for four electric guitars (2007-8) - 13 minutes

Kierkegaard, Walking for flute, clarinet, violin, and cello (2007) - 16 minutes

Implausible Sketches for piano four hands (2006/2011) - 32 minutes

The Day Revisited for flute, clarinet, two keyboard samplers, and fretless bass in 29-pitch just intonation (2005; score in Ben Johnston's JI notation) - 13 minutes

New World Coming for solo bassoon with flute (or oboe), violin (or viola), and piano (2001) - 6 and 1/2 minutes

Hovenweep for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (2001) - 11 minutes

Minute Symphony for flute, clarinet, violin, and cello (2004) - 80 seconds

"Last Chance" Sonata for clarinet and piano (1999) - 19 minutes
Clarinet Part
MP3s:1st mvmt.2nd mvmt.3rd mvmt.4th mvmt.
Performed by Meighan Stoops (1,4) and Sara Phillips (2,3), clarinet, and Bari Mort, piano

Chicago Spiral for flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone (or three flutes), tom-toms, synthesizer, violin, viola, cello (1990-91) - 8 minutes
Chicago Spiral: MP3
Performed by Dinosaur Annex

The Convent at Tepoztlan (Canon 23:24) for two pianos or piano and tape (1989) - 7 1/2 minutes

Cyclic Aphorisms for violin and piano (1988) - 8 minutes

I'itoi Variations for two pianos (1985) - 26 minutes

Hesapa ki Lakhota ki Thawapi (The Black Hills Belong to the Sioux) for flute, soprano sxophone (or trumpet), accordion (or synthesizer), and drum (1984/9) - 8 minutes

Baptism for two flutes, two drums, glockenspiel, and organ (harmonium or electric keyboard) (1983) - 11 minutes
Baptism: MP3
Performed by Kyle Gann and Musicians

Long Night for three pianos (1980-81) - circa 25 minutes

Tempo Canon for harp, piano, and harpsichord (1979) - 5 minutes

Desert Flowers for solo flute (1979) - 7 minutes

Could Ye Loan Me Ten Pence? for singer and two melody instruments (1978) - 2 minutes

Siren for five flutes (1978) - 8 minutes

Lord Thomas and Fair Annie for alto flute, clarinet, viola (or violin), harpsichord, and celeste (1977-8) - 8 minutes

Satie for soprano, flute, violin, vibraphone, celeste, and harp (1975) - 10 minutes
Satie: MP3
Performed by the Real Time ensemble

Fantasy on Protestant Hymns for handbell choir (1972) - 3 minutes

Music Theater:

Custer and Sitting Bull for actor, synthesizer, and electronic background (1995-1999) - text assembled by Kyle Gann from historical sources - 35 minutes (warning - 322 pages, 146 MB)

Choral:

Transcendental Sonnets for SATB chorus, soprano and tenor soloists, and orchestra (2005-6) - text by Jones Very - 35 minutes

My father moved through dooms of love for SATB chorus, solo violin, and piano (2005-6) - text by E.E. Cummings - 12 minutes
My father moved through dooms of love: MP3
Performed by the Dessoff Choir, James Bagwell conducting

Solo Piano:

Going to Bed (Homage to Philip Glass (2012) - 6 minutes

War Is Just a Racket for speaking pianist (2008) - 8 minutes

On Reading Emerson for piano (2006) - 8 minutes

Private Dances (2000/04) - 25 minutes

Time Does Not Exist for piano (2000) - 16 minutes

Desert Sonata for piano (1994) - 19 minutes

Paris Intermezzo for toy piano (or regular piano) (1989) - 7 minutes

Windows to Infinity for piano (1987) - 12 minutes
Windows to Infinity: MP3
Performed by Kyle Gann

The Question Answer'd for piano (1982) - 4 minutes

The Mercy of the Storm for piano (1981) - 11 minutes

Commentary on Hope and Meaninglessness for piano (1973) (written when I was 17)

Orchestral:

Serenity Meditation (after Ives) for orchestra (2011) - 13 minutes

Desert Song for orchestra (2011) - 11 minutes (partial score only)

Sunken City (Concerto for piano and winds in memoriam New Orleans) for solo piano, flute, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, horn, three trumpets, two trombones, bass trombone, and electric bass (2007) - 25 minutes

The Disappearance of All Holy Things from This Once So Promising World for orchestra with solo viola (1998) - 11 minutes

Percussion:

Snake Dance No. 1 for four percussionists (1991) - 9 minutes

Snake Dance No. 2 for four percussionists (1995) - 10 minutes

Coming soon: Snake Dance No. 3 for four percussionists, two microtonal keyboards, and fretless bass (or third microtonal keyboard) (2010) - 11 minutes

Olana for solo vibraphone (2007) - 9 minutes

Disklavier:

Despotic Waltz for Disklavier (1997) - 2 minutes

The Waiting for Disklavier (1997) - 7 1/2 minutes

Nude Rolling Down an Escalator for Disklavier (1997/9) - 5 1/2 minutes

Folk Dance for Henry Cowell for Disklavier (1999) - 2 minutes

Texarkana for Disklavier (2000) - 4 minutes

Bud Ran Back Out for Disklavier (2001) - 3 minutes
Bud Ran Back Out: MP3

Cosmic Boogie-Woogie for Disklavier (2000-2001) - 9 minutes

Tango da Chiesa for Disklavier (2002) - 6 minutes

Petty Larceny for Disklavier (2003) - 5 minutes

Imaginary Isle for nine computerized toy pianos (2003) - 2 minutes

Unquiet Night for Disklavier (2004) - 16 minutes

Songs:

Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Sermon for soprano and piano (1985/93) - poem by T. S. Eliot

In the Busy Streets for female voice and piano (1984) - poem by Henry D. Thoreau

The Hippopotamus for baritone and piano (1979) - poem by T. S. Eliot

Faith for soprano and piano (1984) - poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I Slept and Dreamed that Life Was Beauty for soprano and piano (1991) - poem by Ellen Sturgis Hooper

Microtonal (Synthesized) Works:

Solitaire for keyboard sampler and soundfile (2009; score in Ben Johnston's JI notation) - 14 minutes

New Aunts for retuned keyboard sampler (2008) - 5 minutes

Charing Cross for retuned keyboard sampler and soundfile (2007) - 8 minutes

Fugitive Objects for retuned keyboard sampler (2007) - 7 minutes

Triskaidekaphonia for retuned keyboard sampler (2005) - 4 minutes

How Miraculous Things Happen for keyboard sampler and soundfile (1997; score in Ben Johnston's JI notation) - 11 minutes

Fractured Paradise for keyboard sampler and soundfile (1995) - 4 minutes

So Many Little Dyings for keyboard sampler and (1994) - 6 minutes

Superparticular Woman for keyboard sampler and soundfile (1992; score in Ben Johnston's JI notation) - 4 minutes

-- Kyle Gann

(All selections copyright 2003 Kyle Gann)

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