Theodore Front Musical Literature

John Luther Adams

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Nunataks (Solitary Peaks) : For Solo Piano (2007).

Publisher: Chester Music

Commissioned by Music Northwest. Stark chords and arpeggios reflect the nature of nunataks, mountains which rise out of ice fields and glaciers. With program and biographical notes. Of advanced difficulty.

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String Quartet (The Wind In High Places) (2011).

Publisher: Chester Music

Contents: I. Above Sunset Pass -- II. Maclaren Summit -- III. Looking Toward Hope. With performance notes. Commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Theodore Front Musical Literature. Dedicated to Christine Clark. Premiered by Ethel in Cerritos, CA, October 2011. A challenging and…

Price: $29.99
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Songbirdsongs. [CD]

Publisher: Mode Records

The first complete recording of this cycle of music by Adams. Stephen Drury conducts the Callithumpian Consort. This disc also includes Strange Birds Passing, performed by the New England Conservatory Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Price: $17.98
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Red Arc / Blue Veil : For Mallet Percussion, Piano and Processed Sounds.

Publisher: Chester Music

For this work, the piano, percussion [vibraphone and crotales] and CD of sounds should seem like one instrument throughout. A long series of chords are provided for the performers, which are to be played as slow rolls and arpeggios. With performance and biographical notes. Duration ca. 12 minutes.…

Price: $14.99
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Light That Fills The World : For Contrabass Instrument, Vibraphone, Marimba, Organ and Violin.

Publisher: Chester Music

Dedicated to the Paul Dresher Electric Chamber Ensemble. The bass instrument may be a contrabassoon, double bass or contrabass clarinet. Electronic instruments may substitute for the mallet percussion and organ parts. With program, performance and biographical notes. Duration ca. 13 minutes.

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Tukiliit (The Stone People Who Live In The Wind) : For Solo Piano (2012).

Publisher: Chester Music

In one movement. With biographical notes. Dedicated to Emanuele Arciuli. This work is comprised of long, thick chord structures which span the registers of the piano. Of advanced difficulty. Duration ca. 6 minutes.

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Ilimaq : For Four Percussionists (Or One Percussionist With Digital Delay) and Electronic Sounds.

Publisher: Chester Music

Contents: I. Descent -- II. Under the Ice -- III. To the sky. With program and performance notes. Dedicated to Glenn Kotche. Co-commissioned by The University of Texas, Stanford University, The Walker Art Center, and Duke University. The entire piece is a strict canon. Contact the publisher for…

Price: $34.00
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Become Ocean. [CD]

Publisher: Cantaloupe
Series: Grammy 2015|Best Contemporary Classical Compositio

A CD+DVD set featuring the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner for music. Ludovic Morlot conducts the Seattle Symphony. Grammy Winner 2015: Best Contemporary Classical Composition.

Price: $18.00
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Winter Music : Composing The North.

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN13: 9780819567420

A collection of essays, journal entries and other writings by the composer who makes music influenced by the Alaskan landscape. The CD features three pieces never before recorded. With a foreword by Kyle Gann, preface, discography, bibliography, works list, index, b&w photos and music examples.

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Three Drum Quartets From Earth and The Great Weather.

Publisher: Chester Music

These three quartets, which employ bass drums and various tom-toms, are drawn from Adams' evening-length work designed as a sonic geography of the Arctic. An optional tape may be obtained to provide ambient sounds with the performance. With program & biographical notes. Duration ca. 26 min. Custom…

Price: $38.00
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Sila : The Breath Of The World.

Publisher: Taiga Press

With performance notes. Commissioned by Lincoln Center, Washington Performing Arts Society, the Ojai Music Festival, and the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. This work may be performed by 16 to 80 musicians or more. The musicians are divided into voices, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and…

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Four Thousand Holes : For Piano, Percussion and Electronic Sounds.

Publisher: Chester Music

…Stephen Drury. The electronic tracks consist of layers of auras -- textural waves of chords. The title comes from A Day in the Life / by the Beatles -- Adams appropriates rock chords for this work. Duration ca. 33 minutes. A DVD-ROM with the electronic tracks and a set of parts are sold separately.

Price: $45.00
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Mathematics of Resonant Bodies : For Solo Percussion and Processed Sounds - Score Only.

Publisher: Chester Music

Commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, WNYC, and the Subtropics Festival. Dedicated to Steven Schick. With a program note. The eight sections of this work meld live percussion with pre-recorded sound. The CD required to perform this work is sold separately. Duration: ca. 70 min.

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Always Very Soft : For Percussion Trio (1973, 2007).

Publisher: Chester Music

Composed for percussion group Cincinnati. While the composer intends the work to produce a single sonority in a tranquil, soft mood, the instruments may be amplified to add richness to the overall sound. With performance notes. Duration: ca. 9 minutes. Custom print edition.

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Dark Waves : Version For Two Pianos and Electronic Sounds (2007).

Publisher: Chester Music

In one movement. With program and biographical notes. The original version of this work was scored for orchestra with electronic sounds. This version for two pianos and electronics is different in many ways. Electronic files available on composer's website.

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Three High Places : For Solo Violin (2007).

Publisher: Chester Music

Dedicated to the memory of Adams' friend, Gordon Wright. This is a set of three miniatures, in which all the tones are produced as natural harmonics or open strings. Of advanced difficulty. With program and biographical notes. Duration ca. 10 minutes.

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Four Thousand Holes. [CD]

Publisher: Cold Blue

This is a single work for piano and mallet percussion, performed by Stephen Drury and Scott Deal. The music is based on basic major and minor triads, but is complex in many ways.

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For Jim (Rising) : For Three Trumpets and Three Trombones (2006).

Publisher: Chester Music

This work is dedicated to the memory of composer James Tenney, a friend and teacher to Adams. The work is comprised of long tones produced without changes of fingering or slide position. With program, performance and biographical notes. Duration ca. 6 minutes.

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The Stone People / Lisa Moore, Piano.

Publisher: Cantaloupe

Moore performs new music by John Luther Adams, Martin Bresnick, Missy Mazzoli, Kate Moore, and Julia Wolfe.

Price: $16.98
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Canticles of The Sky : For String Quartet.

Publisher: Chester Music

Contents: I. Sky With Four Suns -- II. Sky With Four Moons -- III. Sky With Nameless Colors -- IV. Sky With Endless Stars. With program and biographical notes. Commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. Duration ca. 18 minutes. Custom print edition.

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Untouched : For String Quartet.

Publisher: Chester Music

Contents: I. Rising -- II. Crossing -- III. Falling. With performance and biographical notes. Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts for Brooklyn Rider. The music contains no normal stopped tones -- all sounds are produced as natural harmonics or on open strings.

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Magic Song For One Who Wishes To Live and The Dead Who Climb Up To The Sky : For Voice and Piano.

Publisher: Chester Music

Commissioned by New Songs. Adams sets texts about life and death adapted from the Ammassalik and Thule Eskimo. With a program note. Custom print edition.

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Poem Of The Forgotten : For Voice and Piano.

Publisher: Chester Music

This song sets a poem by John Haines, to whom the music is dedicated. A brief, flowing song for baritone voice. With a biographical note. Custom print edition.

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