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Aaron Copland
   composed   
Appalachian Spring
1944
Aaron Copland
   composed   
Billy the Kid
A 1938 ballet
Aaron Copland
   composed   
El Salon Mexico
Aaron Copland
   composed   
Fanfare for the Common Man
1942
Aaron Copland
   composed   
In the Beginning
For mezzo-soprano and chorus
Aaron Copland
   composed   
Lincoln Portrait
For narrator and orchestra, 1944
Aaron Copland
   composed   
Rodeo
Ballet
Aaron Copland
   composed   
The Tender Land
(1954) Originally conceived as a made-for-TV production, The Tender Land was rejected by producers. It was performed for the first time at the New York City Opera instead.
Aaron Jay Kernis
   composed   
Air
For cello and orchestra
Aaron Jay Kernis
   composed   
Colored Field
Concerto for cello and orchestra
Aaron Jay Kernis
   composed   
Musica Celestia
For string orchestra
Alban Berg
   composed   
Altenberg Lieder
For voice and orchestra, op. 4
Alban Berg
   composed   
Kammerkoncert
For piano, violin and thirteen wind instruments, 1925
Alban Berg
   composed   
Lulu Suite
5 symphonic pieces from the opera for soprano and orchestra
Alexander Scriabin
   composed   
The Poem of Ecstasy
1905-8
Alexander Scriabin
   composed   
Prometheus
The Poem of Fire, for orchestra, 1910
Alexander Scriabin
   composed   
White Mass Piano Sonata
Op. 64
Alexander Von Zemlinsky
   composed   
Lyric Symphony
For soprano, baritone & orchestra, op. 18
Alexander Von Zemlinsky
   composed   
Symphonic Songs
For mezzo-soprano or baritone & orchestra, op. 20
Alfredo Casella
   composed   
A Night in May
For voice and orchestra, op. 20, 1913
Alfredo Casella
   composed   
Paganiniana
Divertimento per Orchestra, op. 65, 1942
Alfredo Casella
   composed   
Scarlattiana
For piano and chamber orchestra, op. 44, 1926
Alfred Schnittke
   composed   
Five Aphorisms
Work for piano, 1990
Alfred Schnittke
   composed   
Madrigal in Memoriam Oleg Kagan
For violin and cello, 1990
Alfred Schnittke
   composed   
Prelude in Memoriam Dmitri Shostakovich
For two violins, 1975
Alfred Schnittke
   composed   
Psalms of Repentance
Alan Hovhaness
   composed   
And God Created Great Whales
Taped whale songs and orchestra, 1970
Alan Hovhaness
   composed   
Jesus, Lover of My Soul
For voice, chorus & organ (or piano), op. 53, no. 1
Alan Hovhaness
   composed   
Love Song Vanishing Into Sounds of Crickets
For piano, op. 327
Alan Hovhaness
   composed   
Mt. St. Helens
Symphony No. 7, for wind symphony, op. 178
Alan Hovhaness
   composed   
Mysterious Mountain
For trumpet and string orchestra, op. 62b
Alan Hovhaness
   composed   
Nanga Parvat
Symphony No. 7, for wind symphony, op. 178
Alan Hovhaness
   composed   
Prayer of St. Gregory
For trumpet and string orchestra, op. 62b
Alan Hovhaness
   composed   
Return and Rebuild the Desolate Places
Concerto for trumpet and wind symphony, op. 213
Alan Hovhaness
   composed   
Star Dawn
Symphony #53, for band, op. 377
Alan Hovhaness
   composed   
Three Journeys to a Holy Mountain
Symphony No. 20, for band
Amy Beach
   composed   
Star Dawn
Amy Beach
   composed   
Three Browning Songs
Op. 44, 1900
Amy Beach
   composed   
Three Journeys to a Holy Mountain
For chamber ensemble
Andrew Imbrie
   composed   
Chicago Bells
For chamber ensemble
Andrew Imbrie
   composed   
Dandelion Wine
For large ensemble
Andrew Imbrie
   composed   
Five Songs to Words by Robert Burns
Andrew Imbrie
   composed   
The Hermit Thrush at Eve
For large ensemble
Andrew Imbrie
   composed   
On the Beach at Night
For chorus
Andrew Imbrie
   composed   
Songs of Then and Now
1998, for soloist and chamber ensemble
André Previn
   composed   
Diversions
For orchestra; composer and conductor
André Previn
   composed   
The Giraffes Go to Hamburg
For voice, alto flute and piano
André Previn
   composed   
Sallie Chisum Remembers Billy the Kid
For voice and piano
André Previn
   composed   
Three Dickinson Songs
For voice and piano
Aram Khachaturian
   composed   
Gayané Ballet Suite
Symphony No. 2
Aram Khachaturian
   composed   
Ode in the Memory of Vladimir Ilich Lenin
1948
Aram Khachaturian
   composed   
Roethke Songs
1942, used in Stanley Kubrick’s “2001, A Space Odyssey”
Aram Khachaturian
   composed   
Songs of Then and Now
Op. 82
Aram Khachaturian
   composed   
Spartacus Ballet Suite
Op. 82
Aram Khachaturian
   composed   
Symphony With Bells
Symphony No. 2
Arnold Schoenberg
   composed   
Erwartung
Symphonic poem for orchestra, 1903, op. 5
Arnold Schoenberg
   composed   
Ode to Napoleon
Arnold Schoenberg
   composed   
Pelleas Und Melisande
Six-minute performance first performed in Albuquerque
Arnold Schoenberg
   composed   
Pierrot Lunaire
Arnold Schoenberg
   composed   
Spartacus Ballet Suite
Monodrama in one act for soprano and orchestra, op. 17, 1909
Arnold Schoenberg
   composed   
Symphony With Bells
For speaker, strings and piano, 1942
Arthur Honegger
   composed   
Chant De La Libération
Org. "Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher"; dramatic oratorio, 1935
Arthur Honegger
   composed   
Hommage à Albert Roussel
Three parts, 27 numbers, for soloists, chorus and orchestra
Arthur Honegger
   composed   
Joan of Arc at the Stake
1924
Arthur Honegger
   composed   
Le Roi David
Symphonic poem for orchestra, 1920
Arthur Honegger
   composed   
Pacific 231
1924
Arthur Honegger
   composed   
Pastorale D'été'
Symphonic poem for orchestra, 1920
Arthur Honegger
   composed   
A Survivor from Warsaw
For baritone, chorus and orchestra; first performed, Oct. 1944
Arthur Honegger
   composed   
Transfigured Night
For piano, 1928
Arvo Pärt
   composed   
Berliner Messe
Arvo Pärt
   composed   
Cantus in Memorium Benjamin Britten
Written by the Estonian composer in 1977 after the death of Britten in 1976; used in Fahrenheit 9/11
Arvo Pärt
   composed   
Fratres
Arvo Pärt
   composed   
Kanon Pokajanen
For choir, 1997
Arvo Pärt
   composed   
Lamentate
Concerto for piano and orchestra
Arvo Pärt
   composed   
Los Angeles
Symphony No. 4, for string orchestra, harp and percussion, 2008
Arvo Pärt
   composed   
Tabula Rasa
B. 1935, Estonia
Arvo Pärt
   composed   
Te Deum
For chorus, string orchestra and tape, 1984/5, revised, 1992
Astor Piazzolla
   composed   
Concerto for Bandoneón and Orchestra
Astor Piazzolla
   composed   
Concierto Del Angel
Astor Piazzolla
   composed   
Five Tango Sensations
1991
Astor Piazzolla
   composed   
The Four Seasons
Tango cycle for chamber ensemble
Astor Piazzolla
   composed   
Punta Del Este
Tango nuevo for orchestral strings and bandoneón, 1982
Astor Piazzolla
   composed   
Sinfonía Buenos Aires
Astor Piazzolla
   composed   
The Tango Ballet
Known in his native land of Argentina as "El Gran Ástor" ("The Great Astor").
Astor Piazzolla
   composed   
Tango: Zero Hour
1986
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
Cantata Misericordium
For tenor, baritone, chorus, string quartet, piano, harp, timpani and strings; op. 69
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
Prelude and Fugue for 18 Strings
Op. 29
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
The Prince of the Pagodas
Ballet, 1956
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
The Rape of Lucretia
1946
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
Simple Symphony
For string orchestra, 1932
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
Symphonic Suite from Gloriana
1954
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
The Turn of the Screw
(1954) Based on the novella of the same name by Henry James.
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
For string orchestra, 1937
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
The War Requiem
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
Young Apollo
For piano, string quartet and string orchestra, 1939
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Subtitled Variations and a Fugue on a Theme of Purcell; 1946
Béla Bartók
   composed   
Cantata Profana
Tenor, baritone, double chorus and orchestra, 1930
Béla Bartók
   composed   
Dance Suite
For orchestra, 1923
Béla Bartók
   composed   
Duke Bluebeard's Castle
Opera in one act, 1911
Béla Bartók
   composed   
Hungarian Folksongs
For voice and piano, 1905
Béla Bartók
   composed   
Mikrokosmos
Progressive pieces for piano in six volumes
Béla Bartók
   composed   
The Miraculous Mandarin
Béla Bartók
   composed   
Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Béla Bartók
   composed   
Ten Easy Pieces
For piano, 1908
Béla Bartók
   composed   
The Wooden Prince
Bohuslav Martinu
   composed   
Angel of Death
Symphonic poem for orchestra, 1910
Bohuslav Martinu
   composed   
Brigands' Songs
For chorus, on folk texts, 1957
Bohuslav Martinu
   composed   
Concerto Da Camera
String Quartet No. 7, 1947
Bohuslav Martinu
   composed   
Dandelion Romance
Cantata, 1957
Bohuslav Martinu
   composed   
The Epic of Gilgamesh
For soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, speaker, chorus and orchestra
Bohuslav Martinu
   composed   
Seven Czech Dances
For piano, 1929
Bohuslav Martinu
   composed   
Sinfonietta La Jolla
For chamber orchestra and piano, 1950
Bohuslav Martinu
   composed   
Vigils for Organ
1959
Camille Saint-Saëns
   composed   
6 Études for the Left Hand
For piano left hand, 1912
Carl Nielsen
   composed   
Espansiva
Symphony No. 3, 1911
Carl Nielsen
   composed   
The Four Temperaments
Symphony #2
Carl Nielsen
   composed   
Helios Overture
Carl Nielsen
   composed   
The Inextinguishable
Symphony No. 4, 1916
Carl Nielsen
   composed   
Seven Pieces from 'Aladdin'
For orchestra
Carl Orff
   composed   
Antigonae
(1949) from Sophocles' Antigone.
Carl Orff
   composed   
Carmina Burana
Carlos Chavez
   composed   
Sinfonia De Antigona
Symphony No. 1, 1933
Carlos Chavez
   composed   
Sinfonia India
Carl Ruggles
   composed   
Men and Mountains
For orchestra, 1924
Carl Ruggles
   composed   
Organum
For large orchestra, 1949
Charles Ives
   composed   
The Camp Meeting
Symphony No. 3
Charles Ives
   composed   
Central Park in the Dark
For chamber orchestra
Charles Ives
   composed   
Children's Day At the Camp Meeting
Sonata for violin & piano No. 4
Charles Ives
   composed   
General William Booth Enters Into Heaven
After the poem by Vachel Lindsay
Charles Ives
   composed   
New England Holidays
Symphony
Charles Ives
   composed   
Psalm 90
For chorus, bells, and organ, S. 152
Charles Ives
   composed   
Three Places in New England
Charles Ives
   composed   
The Unanswered Question
Charles Tomlinson Griffis
   composed   
The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
Tone poem for orchestra, 1917
Charles Wuorinen
   composed   
Ashberyana
Setting of four poems by John Ashbery, for baritone, trombone, string quartet and piano, 2004
Charles Wuorinen
   composed   
The Mission of Virgil
For orchestra; commissioned by the New York City Ballet, 1993
Charles Wuorinen
   composed   
Synaxis
For 4 soloists, strings and timpani, 2007
Charles Wuorinen
   composed   
Theologoumena
Eighth Symphony, 2006
Charles Wuorinen
   composed   
Time Regained
A fantasy for piano and orchestra, 2008
Charles Wuorinen
   composed   
Time's Encomium
B.1938; Pulitizer Prize, 1970
Christopher Rouse
   composed   
Friandises
Ballet, 2005
Christopher Rouse
   composed   
Iscariot
For chamber orchestra, 1989
Christopher Rouse
   composed   
Phantasmata
1981-1985
Christopher Rouse
   composed   
Trombone Concerto
B.1949; winner of Pulitzer Prize, 1993
Christopher Rouse
   composed   
Wolf Rounds
2007
Claude Debussy
   composed   
Children's Corner Suite
For piano, 1909
Claude Debussy
   composed   
Cinq Poèms De Charles Baudelaire
For voice and piano, 1887-9
Claude Debussy
   composed   
The Fall of the House of Usher
Opera after Edgar Allan Poe, unfinished
Claude Debussy
   composed   
Images
Claude Debussy
   composed   
La Mer
1905
Claude Debussy
   composed   
Pelleas Et Melisande
(1902) Adapted from Pelleas et Melisande by Maurice Maeterlinck.
Claude Debussy
   composed   
Triomphe De Bacchus
Divertissment for orchestra, 1882
Cláudio Santoro
   composed   
A Inúbia Do Cabocolino
20th C. Brazilian and Portuguese music for flute and piano
Cláudio Santoro
   composed   
To My Native City
Arts songs of Latin America
Conlon Nancarrow
   composed   
2 Canons for Ursula
1989
Conlon Nancarrow
   composed   
For Yoko
1990 composition for prepared player piano
Daniel Pinkham
   composed   
Epiphanies
For organ, 1978
Daniel Pinkham
   composed   
When God Arose
For vocal soloists, organ, harpsichord and percussion, 1979
Darius Milhaud
   composed   
The Creation of the World
La Création du Monde
Darius Milhaud
   composed   
Le Boeuf Sur Le Toit
Op.58, 1919
Darius Milhaud
   composed   
Scaramouche
For alto saxophone and orchestra (1937) - also for piano duo
David Del Tredici
   composed   
All in the Golden Afternoon
For amplified soprano and orchestra, 1979-81
David Del Tredici
   composed   
Four Songs on Poems of James Joyce
For voice and piano, 1959
David Del Tredici
   composed   
In Memory of a Summer Day
B.1937; winner of the Pulitizer Prize in 1980
Dmitri Shostakovich
   composed   
Babi-Yar
Symphony No. 13, for brass chorus and orchestra, 1962
Dmitri Shostakovich
   composed   
The First of May
Symphony No. 3, with chorus; 1929
Dmitri Shostakovich
   composed   
The Leningrad Symphony
Symphony No. 7 in C Major "Leningrad", Op. 60
Dmitri Shostakovich
   composed   
Song of the Forests
Oratorio for tenor, bass soli, mixed & boys' chorus and orchestra, 1949
Dmitri Shostakovich
   composed   
Suite from The Age of Gold
For orchestra, 1931
Dmitri Shostakovich
   composed   
The Year 1905
Symphony No. 11, 1957
Dmitri Shostakovich
   composed   
The Year 1917 Symphony
Dominick Argento
   composed   
6 Elizabethan Songs
For high voice and chamber ensemble
Dominick Argento
   composed   
Casa Guidi
Song cycle setting letters by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1983
Dominick Argento
   composed   
Dover Beach
Choral work written for the Yale Glee Club
Dominick Argento
   composed   
From the Diary of Virginia Woolf
B.1927; Pulitzer Prize for music, 1975
Dominick Argento
   composed   
Ode to the West Wind
Concerto for soprano and orchestra, 1956
Dominick Argento
   composed   
The Resurrection of Don Juan
Ballet, 1956
Dominick Argento
   composed   
The Revelation of St John the Divine
Rhapsody for tenor, men's chorus, brass and percussion, 1966
Dominick Argento
   composed   
The Revelation of St. John the Divine
Large-scale choral work setting the Book of Revelation, for male chorus, brass and an array of percussion, 1968
Dominick Argento
   composed   
Songs About Spring
Song cycle for piano and orchestra, 1950
Edgard Varèse
   composed   
Amériques
For large orchestra, 1927
Edgard Varèse
   composed   
Density 21.5
For the premiere of Barrere’s platinum flute in 1936
Edgard Varèse
   composed   
Ionisation
Edgard Varèse
   composed   
Octandre
Edward Elgar
   composed   
The Crown of India
Suite for orchestra, op. 66
Edward Elgar
   composed   
The Pomp and Circumstance Marches
1901-30
Edward Elgar
   composed   
The Spirit of England
Op. 80, for soprano or tenor, chorus and orchestra
Edward Elgar
   composed   
The Wand of Youth
Suites 1 & 2 for Orchestra
Einojuhani Rautavaara
   composed   
Adagio Celeste for Strings
Einojuhani Rautavaara
   composed   
Anadyomene
Adoration of Aphrodite, 1968
Einojuhani Rautavaara
   composed   
Book of Visions
For orchestra
Einojuhani Rautavaara
   composed   
Cantus Arcticus
Orchestral, 1972
Einojuhani Rautavaara
   composed   
Dances With the Winds
Concerto for Flutes; Rautavaara, Finnish, b. 1928
Einojuhani Rautavaara
   composed   
Gift of Dreams
Piano Concerto #3, 1998
Einojuhani Rautavaara
   composed   
On the Last Frontier
A Fantasy for Chorus and Orchestra, 1997
Ellen Zwilich
   composed   
Celebration for Orchestra
Ellen Zwilich
   composed   
"The Gardens"
Symphony #4 for chorus, children's chorus and orchestra; commissioned by Michigan State University
Ellen Zwilich
   composed   
Images
For 2 pianos & orchestra
Ellen Zwilich
   composed   
Millennium Fantasy
For piano & orchestra
Ellen Zwilich
   composed   
Rituals
For 5 percussionists & orchestra
Ellen Zwilich
   composed   
Three Movements for Orchestra
B.1939; winner of Pulitizer Prize in 1983
Elliott Carter
   composed   
Birthday Fanfare
For 3 trumpets, vibraphone, and glockenspiel, 1978
Elliott Carter
   composed   
The Defense of Corinth
For speaker, men's chorus and two pianos, 1941
Elliott Carter
   composed   
Enchanted Prelude
For flute and cello, 1988
Elliott Carter
   composed   
In the Distances of Sleep
2006, for voice and ensemble
Elliott Carter
   composed   
Let's Be Gay
For women's chorus and two pianos, 1937
Elliott Carter
   composed   
Tinntinabulation
For percussion sextet, 2008
Eric Whitacre
   composed   
Five Hebrew Love Songs
From poems b y Hila Plitmann
Eric Whitacre
   composed   
Lux Aurumque
For chorus; composer b. 1970
Eric Whitacre
   composed   
The Seal Lullaby
For chorus, text by Rudyard Kipling
Eric Whitacre
   composed   
Three Songs of Faith
Poems by e. e. cummings
Erik Satie
   composed   
Parade
Ballet suite for piano four hands, 1917
Ernest Bloch
   composed   
In the Night
Love poem for piano, 1922
Ernest Bloch
   composed   
Schelomo
Hebrew Rhapsody for cello and orchestra, 1916
Ernest Bloch
   composed   
Suite Hebraïque
For violin or viola and piano, 1953
Francis Poulenc
   composed   
Les Biches
Ballet in one act with chorus
Francis Poulenc
   composed   
Suite Française
For nine wind instruments, percussion and harpsichord; later version for piano
Frank Martin
   composed   
Petite Symphonie Concertante
Op. 54, 1946; probably the Swiss composer's best known work
Frederick Delius
   composed   
Brigg Fair
English Rhapsody for orchestra, 1907
Frederick Delius
   composed   
In a Summer Garden
Rhapsody for orchestra, 1908
Frederick Delius
   composed   
North Country Sketches
For orchestra, 1913-14
Gabriel Fauré
   composed   
Masques Et Bergamasques Suite
Op. 112 for orchestra
George Antheil
   composed   
Ballet Mécanique
For eight pianos, player piano and various percussion instruments, 1926
George Antheil
   composed   
Capital of the World
Ballet for orchestra
George Antheil
   composed   
Death of Machines
Third Piano Sonata
George Antheil
   composed   
Jazz Symphonietta
For 22 instruments, 1925
George Antheil
   composed   
Lithuanian Night
For string quartet
George Crumb
   composed   
Ancient Voices of Children
George Crumb
   composed   
Black Angels
1970
George Crumb
   composed   
Echoes of Time and the River
B.1929; Pulitzer Prize, 1968
George Crumb
   composed   
Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik
A Little Midnight Music, for piano
George Crumb
   composed   
Lux Aeterna
For soprano, bass flute/soprano recorder, sitar and percussion
George Crumb
   composed   
Makrokosmos
Vols 1 and 2, for amplified piano
George Crumb
   composed   
Mundus Canis
1998, for guitar and percussion (A Dog's World)
George Crumb
   composed   
Music for a Summer Evening
George Crumb
   composed   
Vox Balaenae
Voice of the Whale; for electric flute, electric cello, and amplified piano
George Gershwin
   composed   
An American in Paris
George Gershwin
   composed   
Cuban Overture
For orchestra and Cuban percussion instruments, 1932
George Gershwin
   composed   
Lullaby
For string quartet, 1919
George Gershwin
   composed   
Porgy and Bess
(1935) The original cast contained classically trained black singers rather than white singers in blackface (as was widely accepted at the time), and so marked an important step forward for black actors in American theater.
George Gershwin
   composed   
Rhapsody in Blue
1924
George Gershwin
   composed   
Variations on I Got Rhythm
For piano and orchestra, 1934
George Rochberg
   composed   
Apocalyptica
For large wind ensemble, 1964
George Rochberg
   composed   
Bartókiana
For piano, 1959
George Rochberg
   composed   
Behold, My Servant
For a cappella chorus, 1973
George Rochberg
   composed   
Black Sounds
For winds and percussion, 1965
George Rochberg
   composed   
Blake Songs
For soprano and chamber ensembe, 1961
George Rochberg
   composed   
Cantio Sacra
For small orchestra, 1954
George Rochberg
   composed   
Imago Mundi
For large orchestra, 1973
George Rochberg
   composed   
Inanna and Dumuzi
For alto and piano, 1977
George Rochberg
   composed   
Phaedra
Monodrama for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, 1973-74
George Rochberg
   composed   
Slow Fires of Autumn
For flute and harp
George Rochberg
   composed   
Transcendental Variations
For string orchestra; based on the third movement of String Quartet #3
George Tsontakis
   composed   
Eclipse
For clarinet, violin, cello & piano
George Tsontakis
   composed   
Galway Kinnell Songs
For mezzo-soprano, string quartet, and piano, 1987
George Tsontakis
   composed   
Man of Sorrows
For piano and orchestra
Georgy Catoire
   composed   
Chants Du Crepuscule
For piano, 1909
Gian Carlo Menotti
   composed   
Amahl and the Night Visitors
Now a Christmas classic, it was first broadcast from NBC studios in New York on Christmas Eve, 1951.
Gian Carlo Menotti
   composed   
Landscapes and Remembrances
Cantata for four vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra, 1975
Gian Carlo Menotti
   composed   
The Medium
(1946) Menotti directed a film version in 1951.
Gunther Schuller
   composed   
Diptych
For brass quintet and orchestra, 1966
Gunther Schuller
   composed   
Museum Piece
For Renaissance instruments and orchestra, 1970
Gunther Schuller
   composed   
Of Reminiscences and Reflections
B.1925; Pulitizer Prize for Music, 1994
Gunther Schuller
   composed   
Poems of Time and Eternity
For chorus and chamber orchestra, 1972
Gunther Schuller
   composed   
Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee
For orchestra, 1959
Gunther Schuller
   composed   
Three Studies in Textures
For orchestra, 1966
Gustav Holst
   composed   
Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
Sets one and two, op. 26
Gustav Holst
   composed   
Egdon Heath
"Homage to Hardy", op. 47
Gustav Holst
   composed   
Hymn to Dionysus
For chorus of female voices and orchestra, 1913
Gustav Holst
   composed   
Indra
Op. 13, symphonic poem for orchestra
Gustav Holst
   composed   
Japanese Suite
For orchestra, op. 33, 1915
Gustav Holst
   composed   
A Moorside Suite
For brass band
Gustav Holst
   composed   
The Planets
1914-6
Gustav Holst
   composed   
A Somerset Rhapsody
Op. 21 No.2 (1907). A full orchestral composition.
Gustav Holst
   composed   
A Song of the Night
For violin and orchestra, op. 19
Gustav Holst
   composed   
St Paul's Suite
For string orchestra
Gustav Mahler
   composed   
Das Lied Von Der Erde
Gustav Mahler
   composed   
Rückert Lieder
1902
Gustav Mahler
   composed   
Songs on the Death of Children
Gustav Mahler
   composed   
Symphony of a Thousand
Symphony #8
György Ligeti
   composed   
Atmosphères
Used in Stanley Kubrick's film, "2001 A Space Odyssey".
György Ligeti
   composed   
From a High Mountain Rock
For a cappella choir
György Ligeti
   composed   
Hommage à Brahms
Trio for horn, violin and piano
György Ligeti
   composed   
Lux Aeterna
Used in the soundtrack of Stanley Kubrick's "2001 A Space Odyssey".
György Ligeti
   composed   
Métamorphoses Nocturnes
String Quartet No. 1
György Ligeti
   composed   
Musica Ricercata
Set of eleven pieces for piano
György Ligeti
   composed   
Mysteries of the Macabre
For soprano and chamber ensemble
György Ligeti
   composed   
Nonsense Madrigals
For 3 voices and 7 instruments
Hans Werner Henze
   composed   
Carillon, Recitatif and Masque
For chamber ensemble, 1974
Hans Werner Henze
   composed   
El Cimarrón
The Runaway Slave; written while in Cuba
Hans Werner Henze
   composed   
Five Scenes from the Snow Country
1978, for marimba solo
Hans Werner Henze
   composed   
Royal Winter Music
Guitar Sonata No. 1, 1976
Hans Werner Henze
   composed   
Three Auden Songs
1983, for solo voice
Hans Werner Henze
   composed   
Toccata Mystica
1994
Hans Werner Henze
   composed   
Tristan
Six movement orchestral work; homage to Wagner's opera
Hans Werner Henze
   composed   
Undine
Suites 1 and 2, 1958
Harry Partch
   composed   
And on the Seventh Day, Petals Fell in Petaluma
For large ensemble of original instruments
Harry Partch
   composed   
Ballad for Gymnasts
1961
Harry Partch
   composed   
Revelation in the Courthouse Park
1960
Hector Berlioz
   composed   
Beatrice Et Benedict
(1862) Based on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.
Hector Berlioz
   composed   
Harold in Italy
Harold En Italie
Hector Berlioz
   composed   
Symphonie Fantastique
Heitor Villa-Lobos
   composed   
Amazonas
Ballet, 1917
Heitor Villa-Lobos
   composed   
Bachianas Brasileiras
Heitor Villa-Lobos
   composed   
Désespérance
Sonate-fantaisie no. 2 for violin and piano, 1913
Heitor Villa-Lobos
   composed   
Emperor Jones, Ballet, 1956
Heitor Villa-Lobos
   composed   
Imprevisto
The Unforeseen, Symphony No. 1, 1920
Heitor Villa-Lobos
   composed   
Momoprécoce
Fantasy for piano and orchestra, 1921
Heitor Villa-Lobos
   composed   
Montanhas Do Brasil
Mountains of Brazil, Symphony No. 6, 1944
Henry Cowell
   composed   
Aeolian Harp
Solo keyboard, 1923
Henry Cowell
   composed   
Hymn and Fuguing Tune No.2
Henry Cowell
   composed   
The Tides of Manaunaun
C. 1912, for solo keyboard
Henryk Gorecki
   composed   
5 Songs from Kurpie
Op. 75
Henryk Gorecki
   composed   
Already It Is Dusk
String Quartet #1, op. 62, 1988
Henryk Gorecki
   composed   
Copernicana
Symphony No. 2, for soprano, baritone, mixed chorus and orchestra, op. 31
Henryk Gorecki
   composed   
Harpsichord Concerto
Op. 40
Henryk Gorecki
   composed   
Old Polish Music
Op. 24
Henryk Gorecki
   composed   
The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs
His symphony #3 - a surprise recent "best seller"
Henryk Gorecki
   composed   
Three Pieces in an Old Style
For string orchestra, 1963
Henryk Gorecki
   composed   
Totus Tuus
Op. 60
Howard Hanson
   composed   
Lament for Beowulf
Howard Hanson
   composed   
Lux Aeterna
Tone poem with viola obbligato, 1923
Howard Hanson
   composed   
The Mystic Trumpeter
For narrator, chorus and orchestra, 1969
Iannis Xenakis
   composed   
Metastasis
Inspired by Einstein’s view of time and the sounds of warfare
Igor Stravinsky
   composed   
Dumbarton Oaks
1938
Igor Stravinsky
   composed   
The Fairy's Kiss
1928, ballet
Igor Stravinsky
   composed   
The Firebird
1910
Igor Stravinsky
   composed   
Jeu De Cartes
1936
Igor Stravinsky
   composed   
Mavra
(1922) Based on "The Little House in Kolomna" by Aleksandr Pushkin. Stravinsky once named Mavra as the best thing he'd done.
Igor Stravinsky
   composed   
Movements for Piano and Orchestra
1959
Igor Stravinsky
   composed   
Petrushka
Ballet story about a puppet come to life
Igor Stravinsky
   composed   
Pulcinella
1919-20
Igor Stravinsky
   composed   
The Rake's Progress
(1951) A moral lesson based on William Hogarth's series of paintings and engravings entitled "A Rake's Progress" (1733-1735). Recounts the adventures of Tom Rakewell, who is seduced into abandoning his Anne Trulove by the devious Nick Shadow, who (duh) later reveals himself as the Devil.
Igor Stravinsky
   composed   
The Rite of Spring
Caused a riot at the premier performance in Paris in 1925
Igor Stravinsky
   composed   
A Soldier’s Tale
Parable about a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil
Igor Stravinsky
   composed   
Symphony of Psalms
Three-movement work for chorus and orchestra
Ingolf Dahl
   composed   
The Deep Blue Devil's Breakdown
For two pianos eight hands, 1946
Ingolf Dahl
   composed   
A Noiseless, Patient Spider
For female chorus and piano, 1970
Ingolf Dahl
   composed   
The Tower of St Barbara
Symphonic legend for orchestra, 1954
Jacob Druckman
   composed   
Vox Humana
For chorus and orchestra, (1983)
Jacob Druckman
   composed   
Windows
1928-1996; Pulitzer Prize, 1972
Janis Ivanov
   composed   
Latschplesis
Symphonic poem, 1957
Janis Ivanov
   composed   
Rainbow
Symphonic poem
Jean Sibelius
   composed   
En Saga
Tone poem for orchestra, 1901
Jean Sibelius
   composed   
Night Ride and Sunrise
Jean Sibelius
   composed   
Tapiola
Tone poem for orchestra, 1926
Jean Sibelius
   composed   
Valse Triste
1903
John Adams
   composed   
City Noir
2009
John Adams
   composed   
Fearful Symmetries
Title taken from Blake's poem, Tygre
John Adams
   composed   
Grand Pianola Music
1982
John Adams
   composed   
Harmonielehre
1980
John Adams
   composed   
Harmonium
1980 composition for orchestra and chorus based on poems by John Donne and Emily Dickinson
John Adams
   composed   
On the Transmigration of Souls
B.1947; minimalist composer; Pulitizer Prize (2003)
John Adams
   composed   
Phrygian Gates
For piano, 1977
John Adams
   composed   
Road Movies
1995
John Adams
   composed   
Short Ride on a Fast Machine
1986
John Adams
   composed   
Slonimsky's Earbox
1996
John Adams
   composed   
The Wound-Dresser
Composition for orchestra and baritone based on the poem by Walt Whitman
John Cage
   composed   
4’ 33”
No intentional sounds are made during its entire duration
John Cage
   composed   
33 1/3
Audience participation with 12 phonographs and 300 records
John Corigliano
   composed   
3 Hallucinations for Orchestra
Based on the film score "Altered States"
John Corigliano
   composed   
Fantasia on an Ostinato
John Corigliano
   composed   
Fern Hill
For mezzo-soprano, chorus and orchestra
John Corigliano
   composed   
Mr. Tambourine Man
Seven Poems of Bob Dylan for voice and piano, 2000
John Corigliano
   composed   
Phantasmagoria
Suite from the opera, "The Ghosts of Versailles", 2000
John Corigliano
   composed   
Pied Piper Fantasy
For flute, orchestra and 100 children
John Corigliano
   composed   
The Red Violin
Suite for Violin and Orchestra, 1999
John Corigliano
   composed   
To Music
John Harbison
   composed   
The Flight Into Egypt
B.1938; text from the St. Mathew Gospel; Pulitzer Prize, 1987
John Tavener
   composed   
Canticle of the Mother of God
John Tavener
   composed   
Fall and Resurrection
John Tavener
   composed   
Lamentations and Praises
John Tavener
   composed   
The Last Sleep of the Virgin
John Tavener
   composed   
The Protecting Veil
1987, written for cellist Steven Isserlis
John Tavener
   composed   
Song for Athene
Played at Princess Diana's funeral.
Joseph Schwantner
   composed   
Aftertones of Infinity
B.1943; Pulitzer Prize, 1979
Joseph Schwantner
   composed   
Angelfire
Fantasy for amplified violin and orchestra
Joseph Schwantner
   composed   
From the Dark Millennium
1980, for wind ensemble
Joseph Schwantner
   composed   
New Morning for the World
Music set to the words of Martin Luther King
Joseph Schwantner
   composed   
Wild Angels of the Open Hills
For soprano, harp and flute, 1977
Kamran Ince
   composed   
Castles in the Air
Symphony No. 1, 1989
Kamran Ince
   composed   
Fall of Constantinople
Symphony No. 2, 1994
Kamran Ince
   composed   
Sardis
Symphony No. 4, 2000
Kamran Ince
   composed   
Siege of Vienna
Symphony No. 3, 1995
Kevin Volans
   composed   
Confessions of Zeno
Theatre piece, first performed, 2002
Kevin Volans
   composed   
Into Darkness
For chamber ensemble, 1989
Kevin Volans
   composed   
Shiva Dances
String Quartet No. 9, 2004
Kevin Volans
   composed   
White Man Sleeps
String quartet version, 1986
Krzysztof Penderecki
   composed   
Metamorphosen
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2
Krzysztof Penderecki
   composed   
Polish Requiem
Revised in 2006 after the death of John Paul II
Krzysztof Penderecki
   composed   
Seven Gates of Jerusalem
Symphony No. 7, 1996
Krzysztof Penderecki
   composed   
St Luke Passion
1965
Krzysztof Penderecki
   composed   
Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
Krzysztof Penderecki
   composed   
Utrenya
For solo voices, orchestra and two choruses
Kurt Weill
   composed   
Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera)
(1928) A collaborative adaptation of an English piece called "The Beggar's Opera", by John Gay. The Threepenny Opera revolutionized theater by breaking what is known as the "fourth wall". The fourth wall is the imaginary barrier between two universes: that of the stage and that of the audience. The wall is an artificial division that was thought to allow audiences to detach themselves from the material being presented on stage. Breaching the fourth wall, a tactic termed "the alienation effect", was devised by Bertolt Brecht. Brecht intended to force audience members to an awareness of the world of the play (and, by extension the greater structure of society as a whole) as an artificial construct. Weill and Brecht collaborated with Elisabeth Hauptman on this anti-capitalist piece. The Threepenny Opera is the source of the song "Mack the Knife", later covered by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Bobby Darin, and more.
Leonard Bernstein
   composed   
Arias & Barcarolles
For mezzo-soprano, baritone and piano four-hands, 1988
Leonard Bernstein
   composed   
Candide
1956 - Musical based on Voltaire's book.
Leonard Bernstein
   composed   
Chichester Psalms
Leonard Bernstein
   composed   
Dance Suite
1988
Leonard Bernstein
   composed   
Fancy Free
Ballet, 1944
Leonard Bernstein
   composed   
The Kaddish Symphony
Leonard Bernstein
   composed   
Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs
For clarinet and jazz ensemble, 1949
Leonard Bernstein
   composed   
Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
1946
Leonard Bernstein
   composed   
West Side Story
Leos Janácek
   composed   
18 Nursery Rhymes
For 9 voices and 10 instruments
Leos Janácek
   composed   
The Cunning Little Vixen Suite
Leos Janácek
   composed   
Glagolitic Mass
Slavonic Mass
Leos Janácek
   composed   
In the Mists
For piano
Leos Janácek
   composed   
Intimate Letters
String Quartet No. 2
Leos Janácek
   composed   
Rhapsodie Tarus Bulba
Leos Janácek
   composed   
Sinfonietta
Leo Sowerby
   composed   
The Canticle of the Sun
1895-1968; Pulitzer Prize, 1946
Leo Sowerby
   composed   
Liturgy of Hope
1917
Leo Sowerby
   composed   
Solomon's Garden
For chorus and orchestra, 1965
Leo Sowerby
   composed   
The Throne of God
For chorus and orchestra, 1957
Lukas Foss
   composed   
American Cantata
For tenor, chorus and orchestra, 1976
Lukas Foss
   composed   
Behold, I Build a House
For chorus and 2 pianos (or organ)
Lukas Foss
   composed   
Elegy for Anne Frank
1989, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of her birth
Lukas Foss
   composed   
Folk Song for Orchestra
1975
Lukas Foss
   composed   
The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Opera in two scenes; premiered 1950
Lukas Foss
   composed   
The Prairie
Orchestral suite, 1944
Lukas Foss
   composed   
Round a Common Center
For piano, three or four strings and optional voice, 1979
Lukas Foss
   composed   
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
Voice, distant flute, piano and percussion, 1978
Lukas Foss
   composed   
War and Peace
Work for organ, 1995
Malcolm Williamson
   composed   
Our Man in Havana
Orchestral suite for orchestra, 1963
Malcolm Williamson
   composed   
Santiago De Espada
Overture for orchestra, 1956
Manuel De Falla
   composed   
La Vida Breve
Lyric drama, 1904-05
Manuel De Falla
   composed   
Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Symphonic Impressions for piano and orchestra
Manuel De Falla
   composed   
The Three-Cornered Hat
Marc Blitzstein
   composed   
The Airborne Symphony
Cantata for mail chorus (1943-6)
Marc Blitzstein
   composed   
The Cradle Will Rock
A play with music, 1936
Marc Blitzstein
   composed   
Freedom Morning
Tone poem for orchestra, 1943
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
   composed   
Prayers My Grandfather Wrote
Composition for organ, 1962
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
   composed   
Tobias and the Angel
Scenic oratorio, 1964-5
Maurice Ravel
   composed   
Alborado Del Gracioso
Maurice Ravel
   composed   
Boléro
1928
Maurice Ravel
   composed   
Daphnis and Chloe
Maurice Ravel
   composed   
Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
For voice and piano, 1932
Maurice Ravel
   composed   
Gaspard De La Nuit
Maurice Ravel
   composed   
Jeux D'eau
For piano, 1901
Maurice Ravel
   composed   
Le Tombeau De Couperin
Maurice Ravel
   composed   
La Valse
Choreographic poem for orchestra, 1919-1920
Maurice Ravel
   composed   
Pavane for a Dead Princess
Maurice Ravel
   composed   
Piano Concerto for Left Hand
For pianist Paul Wittgenstein, 1931
Maurice Ravel
   composed   
Rapsodie Espagnole
Work for orchestra, 1907
Maurice Ravel
   composed   
Tzigane
Concert rhapsody for violin and piano, 1924
Maurice Ravel
   composed   
Une Barque Sur L'océan
Version for orchestra, 1906; second version, 1926
Maurice Ravel
   composed   
Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales
Version for orchestra, 1912
Maury Yeston
   composed   
An American Cantata
For orchestra and 2000 voices, premiered 2000
Maury Yeston
   composed   
Goya: A Life in Song
1989
Max Bruch
   composed   
The Scottish Fantasy
1880
Michael Jeffrey Shapiro
   composed   
Canciones
Song cycle set to poems by Federico Garcia Lorca
Michael Jeffrey Shapiro
   composed   
A Declaration of Independence
For narrator and orchestra
Michael Torke
   composed   
Bright Blue Music
Michael Torke
   composed   
Ecstatic Orange
B. 1961
Michael Torke
   composed   
Javelin
For the Atlanta Symphony, 1994
Mikhail Glinka
   composed   
Ruslan and Lyudmila
1842
Miklós Rózsa
   composed   
Ben-Hur Suite
For orchestra, 1959
Miklós Rózsa
   composed   
Spellbound Concerto
For piano and orchestra, 1958
Miklós Rózsa
   composed   
To Everything There is a Season
Motet for chorus with organ ad libitum, 1946
Miklós Rózsa
   composed   
The Vintner's Daughter
Variations for orchestra, 1952
Milton Babbitt
   composed   
The Widow's Lament in Springtime
For soprano and piano, 1950
Modest Mussorgsky
   composed   
Night on Bare Mountain
Seldom-performed tone poem often confused with Rimsky-Korsakov’s composition with a similar name
Modest Mussorgsky
   composed   
Pictures at an Exhibition
Written as a suite of ten piano pieces
Morton Gould
   composed   
American Salute
For orchestra, 1942
Morton Gould
   composed   
Boogie Woogie Etude
For piano
Morton Gould
   composed   
Fall River Legend
Ballet, 1947; based on the life of Lizzie Borden
Morton Gould
   composed   
Symphony on Marching Tunes
No. 2, 1944
Morton Gould
   composed   
West Point
Symphony No. 4, 1952
Ned Rorem
   composed   
Air Music
B.1923; Pulitzer Prize, 1976
Ned Rorem
   composed   
Day Music
For violin and piano
Ned Rorem
   composed   
Eleven Songs for Susan
For mezzo-soprano & chamber orchestra, 2007
Ned Rorem
   composed   
From An Unknown Past
For voice and orchestra, 1950
Ned Rorem
   composed   
Night Music
For violin and piano
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
   composed   
Russian Easter Overture
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
   composed   
Scheherezade
Based on “The Book of 1001 Nights”
Norman Dello Joio
   composed   
As of a Breeze
For narrator, chorus, vocal soloists, orchestra and dancers
Norman Dello Joio
   composed   
Colonial Variants
Written to commemorate the American bicentennial
Norman Dello Joio
   composed   
Meditations on Ecclesiastes
B.1913
Norman Dello Joio
   composed   
The Mystic Trumpeter
For chorus and French horn, 1943
Norman Dello Joio
   composed   
The Triumph of St Joan Symphony
1951
Olivier Messiaen
   composed   
Catalogue D'oiseaux
"bird catalog", composition for piano, 1956-8
Olivier Messiaen
   composed   
Éclairs Sur L'au Delà
Illuminations on the Beyond, for orchestra
Olivier Messiaen
   composed   
Le Merle Noir
Blackbird; for flute and piano, 1952
Olivier Messiaen
   composed   
Pentecost Mass
For organ, 1950
Olivier Messiaen
   composed   
Quartet for the End of Time
Olivier Messiaen
   composed   
Three Small Liturgies of the Divine Presence
Women's voices, piano and orchestra, 1944
Olivier Messiaen
   composed   
Turangalila Symphonie
Olivier Messiaen
   composed   
Twenty Gazes on the Christ-child
For piano, 1944
Ottorino Respighi
   composed   
Ancient Airs and Dances
Ottorino Respighi
   composed   
Fountains of Rome
1923-4
Ottorino Respighi
   composed   
The Pines of Rome
Ottorino Respighi
   composed   
Three Botticelli Pictures
1927-8
Pablo De Sarasate
   composed   
Concert Fantasy on Carmen
Paul Dukas
   composed   
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Based on a poem by Goethe
Paul Hindemith
   composed   
Mathis Der Maler
1933-4
Paul Hindemith
   composed   
Pittsburgh Symphony
Composed for the bicentennial of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1958
Paul Hindemith
   composed   
When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Bloom'd
Requiem 'For Those We Love'; text from Walt Whitman
Percy Grainger
   composed   
Handel in the Strand
1932
Percy Grainger
   composed   
In a Nutshell
Suite for orchestra, piano and percussion, 1916


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