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Organ and Silence : 28 Pieces For Organ.
Publisher: Editions 75

A collection of pieces for organ which employ silence within the music, rather than as something outside the music. The composer's intent was to have as much silence as possible in each piece without interrupting the flow of the music. The pieces may be played together or separately. With notes.

Price: $26.95

Plucking : For Nine Different Plucked String Instruments.
Publisher: Two-Eighteen Press

In one movement. With an introduction in English and French. Premiered in Los Angeles, March 2016. Any plucked string instruments can be used, providing each has a distinctive sound. It is encouraged to use instruments from different cultures.

Price: $35.00

Dialogues : For Percussion Trio (2011).
Publisher: Editions 75

Contents: I. Similarities -- II. Differences -- III. Canons -- IV. Well-Formed -- V. Mirrors. With an introduction. Two percussionists work in dialogue, while a third keeps a rhythmic clock.

Price: $18.00

Price: $16.20

God Don't Never Change : The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson. [CD]
Publisher: Alligator Records

…Bye and Bye I'm Going to See the King / Luther Dickinson Feat. the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band -- God Don't Never Change / Willie Johnson -- John the Revelator / Tom Waits -- Let Your Light Shine- Maria McKee / Maria McKee -- Dark Is the Night-Cold Is the Ground-Rickie Lee Jones / Rickie Lee Jones.

Price: $17.98

Player Piano 6 : Original Compositions In The Tradition Of Nancarrow. [CD]
Publisher: MDG Records

Includes music by James Tenney, Tom Johnson, Daniele Lombardi, Steffen Schleiermacher, Krzysztof Meyer and Marc-Andre Hamelin. Played by a Bösendorfer-Ampico Player Piano.

Price: $18.98

Subset Canon : For One Sustained-Tone Instrument, and One Pitched Percussion Instrument (2010).
Publisher: Frog Peak Music

With performance notes. Dedicated to Tom Johnson. A piece without notated meter or tempo; pitches are provided to be played in the manner explained by the composer. The percussion instrument needs to have a long decay.

Price: $15.00

Phonola / Wolfgang Heisig, Phonola. [CD]
Publisher: MDG Records

The phonola was popular at the turn of the 20th century. It was a machine that was placed in front of the piano, and it played the keys. Heisig presents his own music, as well as works by Tom Johnson, Knut Müller, and Conlon Nancarrow.

Price: $18.98

Ragtime Classics (1901-1919) / Brian Dykstra, Piano. [CD]
Publisher: Centaur

Dykstra plays music by Scott Joplin, Joseph Lamb, James Scott, Tom Turpin, Scott Hayden, Clarence Woods, Charles Johnson, and May Aufderheide.

Price: $16.98

Beyond 12 : Reinventing The Piano / Aron Kallay, Microtonal Piano. [CD]
Publisher: Microfest Records

Kallay performs microtonal piano music by Tom Flaherty, Kyle Gann, Jason Heath, Vera Ivanova, Aaron K. Johnson, Isaac Schankler, John Schneider, and Brian Shepard.

Price: $14.98

Tilework : For Percussion.
Publisher: Two-Eighteen Press

This piece for solo percussionist is one of several pieces composed by Johnson in 2002 which employ mosaics of rhythms based on ideas developed by Johnson over a period of time. With an introduction. Duration ca. 12 minutes.

Price: $14.50

Dragons In A : For Orchestra.
Publisher: Editions 75

Price: $24.00

Nine Bells.
Publisher: Two-Eighteen Press

Price: $19.00

Choeur.
Publisher: Editions 75

Price: $40.00

Tango.
Publisher: Two-Eighteen Press

Price: $6.00

Music and Questions.
Publisher: Two-Eighteen Press

Price: $12.00

Infinite Melodies.
Publisher: Two-Eighteen Press

Price: $15.00

Talking.
Publisher: Editions 75

Price: $18.00

Tilework : For Bassoon.
Publisher: Two-Eighteen Press

Six four-part inventions for bassoon solo. In 2002, Johnson composed a variety of pieces based on the interlocking of tiles (lines, rhythms, loops). Johnson spent some time developing theories for doing this, and learned about complex mathematical ideas. Introduction. Duration ca. 10 minutes.

Price: $13.50

Old Wine New Bottle : For Piano Or Harpsichord (1976).
Publisher: Two-Eighteen Press

This work contains eight Allegro movements. With a brief program note. The music is a minimalist homage to Domenico Scarlatti. Johnson wrote the music in 1976, but then forgot about it until rediscovering it in 2013.

Price: $15.00

Tilework : For Trumpet.
Publisher: Two-Eighteen Press

This work in two movements features a slow and seemingly static movement and a faster, arpeggiated movement. Both movements are canons for one instrument playing two voices under a system developed by Johnson. With an introduction. Duration ca. 8 minutes.

Price: $10.00

Tilework : For Flute.
Publisher: Two-Eighteen Press

This movement for flute creates a mosaic of simultaneous lines performed on one instrument. Johnson created this and several similar pieces using a system he developed which led him into the world of mathematics. This piece also employs spoken word. Introduction. Duration ca. 7 minutes.

Price: $12.00

Tilework : For Clarinet.
Publisher: Two-Eighteen Press

One of several pieces composed by Johnson in 2002 which use a variety of methods to fit rhythms together in such a way as to create a multi-voice canon for a single instrument. This piece combines two different ideas into one movement. With an introduction. Duration ca. 11 minutes.

Price: $14.50

Tilework : For Trombone.
Publisher: Two-Eighteen Press

The three movements of this piece are all exercises in three-voice counterpoint for one instrument. The canons are based on mathematical ideas developed by Johnson over a period of time. One of several such pieces written for a variety of instruments. Introduction. Duration ca. 10 minutes.

Price: $14.50