In three movements: I. Donya -- II. -- III. Bir-Zirk! Commissioned by the Albany Symphony Music Alive Residency. A full-scale concerto for clarinet with full-sized orchestra. Duration ca. 24 minutes.
The text, in Greek, is well suited to Tsontakis' use of vibrant vocal colors. "Is Aghios, is Hreestos, Is Thoksan theou Patros, Amin" = One, Holy, Lord Jesus Christ. Glory unto God the Father, Amen.
In one movement. A fast-paced work with many sudden and gradual changes in mood. Duration ca. 11 minutes.
Sarah Rothenberg conducts performances of the composer's Heartsounds; Meditations at Perigee for piano and six instruments; and Sarabesque.
In two movements. With a biographical note. Commissioned by the Cypress String Quartet. A moving and challenging work. Parts are available separately.
In two movements. Commissioned by the Cypress String Quartet. A moving and challenging work. The first violin takes the lead for most of the music. A score is available separately.
The Amara Piano Quintet performs music by Lee Hoiby, Walter Piston, Paul Schoenfield, and George Tsontakis.
This disc features music by contemporary Greek and Greek-American composers, such as Theodore Antoniou, George Tsontakis, Nickitas Demos, and Christos Samaras. Various artists.
Composers: Alec Wilder, American Traditional, Anonymous, Daniel Paget, Egberto Gismonti, English Traditional, French Traditional, Gabriel Fauré, Gary Schocker, George Tsontakis, Johannes Brahms, qawwal Traditional, Traditional, William Mayer. Performers: Aureole Trio, Heidi Grant Murphy.
In three movements. Commissioned by George Soros for Jennifer and Angela Chun. The two violins are often in counterpoint with each other as well as the orchestra.
Contents: I. Alarming -- II. Lacomotion -- III. Mercurial -- IV. Laconicrimosa -- V. Twilight. Commissioned by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Duration ca. 14 minutes.
In one movement. With a biographical note. Commissioned by The National Flute Association. The music begins and ends in a relaxed manner, while the middle section is more rhythmic and precise. Of advanced difficulty.
In four movements: I. Magical -- II. Cascades -- III. Glistening -- IV. Bratty. Scored for flute/piccolo, soprano saxophone, horn, percussion, piano, harp, violin, and cello. These are original works; these are not arrangements of the famous Satie piano pieces.
In two movements: I. Moonlit -- II. Jeux (You Can Dance To It). Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Premiered in St. Paul, MN, March 2007.
In six movements. Commissioned by Norma and Don Stone for Stephen Hough and the Dallas Symphony. Dedicated to Stephen Hough. A large-scale work for piano and full orchestra. Duration ca. 39 minutes.
In six movements: I. Introit -- II. Crotales Angelorum -- III. Soson Kyrie -- IV. Labyrinth -- V. Eonia Imnimi -- VI. Mirologhia. Commissioned by The National Symphony Orchestra for percussionist Evelyn Glennie. The work is scored for full orchestra, with a featured Balkan singer. Duration ca. 22…
Contents: I. Silhouette and Trio -- II. Goodnight Lullaby -- III. Bumpkinesque -- IV. With Hushed Tenderness -- V. Shufflin' -- VI. Lilting -- VII. Fandango Facade. With a biographical note. Of advanced difficulty.
In one movement. With program and biographical notes. Dedicated to Sarah Rothenberg. The music begins in a sparse manner before becoming more fluid, and often unmetered. Of advanced difficulty. Duration ca. 6 minutes.
In one movement. With a biographical note. Commissioned by the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra. An atmospheric work for orchestra.
In one movement. With a biographical note. Commissioned by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. A tense and often resonant and ringing work.
A concerto in two movements: I. Echoing -- II. Magic Act -- III. Commissioned by the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Scored for trumpet with full orchestra.
This song sets a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Composed for Dawn Upshaw. Premiered by Dawn Upshaw and Kayo Iwama in New York, February 2013.
This piece sets a text by Edgar Allan Poe. Commissioned by The New York Virtuoso Singers for their 25th anniversary. Of advanced difficulty.