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Aaron Jay Kernis
   composed   
Colored Field
Concerto for cello and orchestra, premiered 2000
Alla Borzova
   composed   
Songs for Lada
For voice, children's chorus, duduk, bagpipes and cimbalom
Alla Borzova
   composed   
To the New World
For orchestra
Anna Thorvaldsdottir
   composed   
Trajectories
Work for piano; Icelandic composer b. 1977
Arvo Pärt
   composed   
Adam's Lament
For mixed choir, 2009
Arvo Pärt
   composed   
Beatus Petronius
For two choirs, eight woodwind instruments, tubular bells and string orchestra; world premier, 2011
Arvo Pärt
   composed   
Da Pacem Domine
A prayer for peace, 2004; scored for various ensembles of voices and instruments
Arvo Pärt
   composed   
Los Angeles
Symphony #4, 2008
Barry Guy
   composed   
After the Rain
Brett Dean
   composed   
Bliss
Opera, premiered at the Sydney Opera House, 2010
Brett Dean
   composed   
The Lost Art of Letter Writing
Concerto, 2009
Christopher Rouse
   composed   
Concerto for Orchestra
2008
Christopher Rouse
   composed   
Wolf Rounds
For wind ensemble, 2007
Christopher Theofandis
   composed   
Heart of a Soldier
Opera premiered 2011
Christopher Theofandis
   composed   
Rainbow Body
For orchestra, 2000
David Del Tredici
   composed   
Gotham Glory
For solo piano, 2004
Einojuhani Rautavaara
   composed   
Book of Visions
For orchestra, 2005
Elliott Carter
   composed   
Tinntinabulation
For percussion sextet, 2008
Elliott Carter
   composed   
Wind Rose
For wind ensemble, 2008
Eric Whitacre
   composed   
Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine
2001
Francis Pott
   composed   
Mass for 8 Parts
Frederic Rzewski
   composed   
Nano Sonatas
Nos. 1-56; 2006-2010
Fred Lerdahl
   composed   
Arches
Pulitzer finalist, 2011
Fred Lerdahl
   composed   
The First Voices
For percussion ensemble and voices, 2007
George Crumb
   composed   
The Ghost of Alhambra
2012
George Crumb
   composed   
A Journey Beyond Time
For soprano, percussion quartet and piano
George Crumb
   composed   
Unto the Hills
For soprano, percussion quartet and piano
György Ligeti
   composed   
Hamburg Concerto
For solo horn and chamber orchestra with 4 obligato natural horns, 2003
Hans Werner Henze
   composed   
The Dream of Sebastian
For large orchestra, 2004
Hans Werner Henze
   composed   
Phaedra
"concert opera" first performed 2007
Harrison Birtwistle
   composed   
The Minotaur
Opera in two acts, 2008
Henri Dutilleux
   composed   
Time and the Clock
Song cycle composed for soprano Renée Fleming, 2006/7
James Whitbourn
   composed   
Annelies
A setting of The Diaries of Anne Frank for soprano, choir and chamber orchestra, 2005 by British composer James Whitbourn, b. 1963
Jimmy Lopez
   composed   
Lord of the Air
Concerto for cello and orchestra, 2012. López, from Peru, is considered one of the most interesting composers of classical music in the world today.
John Adams
   composed   
City Noir
2009
John Adams
   composed   
The Dharma at Big Sur
For electric violin and orchestra, 2003
John Adams
   composed   
El Niño
Opera-oratorio, 2000
John Adams
   composed   
A Flowering Tree
Opera in two acts, 2006
John Adams
   composed   
On the Transmigration of Souls
2002
John Corigliano
   composed   
Mr. Tambourine Man
Seven Poems of Bob Dylan, 2009
John Harbison
   composed   
The Great Gatsby Suite
Commissioned by the Aspen Music Festival, 2007
John Harbison
   composed   
Milosz Songs
For soprano and orchestra, 2006
John Luther Adams
   composed   
Become Ocean
For orchestra, 2013; Pulitzer Prize winner
John Luther Adams
   composed   
Inuksuit
For nine to ninety-nine percussion
John Tavener
   composed   
Lamentations and Praises
12 male voices, string quartet, flute, bass trombone, percussion
John Tavener
   composed   
Lament for Jerusalem
For soprano, countertenor, choir and orchestra, 2006
John Tavener
   composed   
The Peace That Passeth Understanding
Choral, 2009
Joan Tower
   composed   
Made in America
For chamber orchestra, 2004
Kevin Puts
   composed   
How Wild the Sea
Composition for string quartet and chamber orchestra
Krzysztof Penderecki
   composed   
Kaddish
For voices, choir, and orchestra, 2009
Krzysztof Penderecki
   composed   
Prelude for Peace
For brass and percussion, 2009
Krzysztof Penderecki
   composed   
Songs of Transience
Symphony #8, choral work 2005, revised 2008; set to 19th and 20th century German poems
Louis Andriessen
   composed   
La Commedia
Multi-media opera; winner, 2011 Grawemeyer Award
Maciej Malecki
   composed   
Andante and Allegro
For viola solo and five string instruments, 2005
Magnus Lindberg
   composed   
Al Largo
For orchestra, 2010
Magnus Lindberg
   composed   
Concerto for Orchestra
2003
Michael Daugherty
   composed   
Bells for Stokowski
2002
Michael Daugherty
   composed   
Deus Ex Machina
2011 winner, Grammy Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Michael Daugherty
   composed   
Mount Rushmore
For choir, organ and orchestra, 2010
Michael Daugherty
   composed   
Philadelphia Stories
For orchestra, 2001
Michael Nyman
   composed   
Eight Lust Songs
Song cycle, 2007
Michael Torke
   composed   
An American Abroad
Tone poem, 2002
Michael Torke
   composed   
Tahiti
For ensemble, 2009
Osvaldo Golijov
   composed   
Azul
Concerto for cello and orchestra
Paul Mealor
   composed   
Stabat Mater
For choir, 2009
Paul Moravec
   composed   
Tempest Fantasy
Pulitzer Prize (2004)
Paul Moravec
   composed   
Vince and Jan: 1945
For string quartet
Peter Lieberson
   composed   
Neruda Songs
For mezzo-soprano and orchestra, 2005
Peter Lieberson
   composed   
Remembering JFK
(An American Elegy) for narrator and orchestra, 2010
Peter Lieberson
   composed   
Rilke Songs
2002 Pulitzer finalist, premiered 2001
Peter Lieberson
   composed   
The World in Flower
For mezzo-soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra, 2007
Peter Maxwell Davies
   composed   
Antarctic Symphony
Symphony No. 8, 2001
Philip Glass
   composed   
The American Four Seasons
Violin Concerto #2, 2009
Philip Glass
   composed   
Book of Longing
For solo voices and chamber ensemble, 2007; texts by Leonard Cohen
Philip Glass
   composed   
Concerto Grosso
2008
Philip Glass
   composed   
In the Penal Colony
For voices and string quintet, 2000; libretto after the short story by Franz Kafka
Philip Glass
   composed   
Kepler
Opera, 2009
Richard Danielpour
   composed   
An American Requiem
For soloists, chorus and orchestra, 2001
Robert Moran
   composed   
Trinity Requiem
(Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001), 2011
Roxanna Panufnik
   composed   
Stay With Me
(Padre Pio's Prayer); for double chorus & organ, 2007
Sofia Gubaidulina
   composed   
Labyrinth
For 12 celli, 2011
Sofia Gubaidulina
   composed   
The Rider on the White Horse
For large orchestra and organ, 2002
Steven Mackey
   composed   
It Is Time
For percussion ensemble
Steven Stucky
   composed   
Spirit Voices
For percussionist and orchestra, 2002/03
Steve Reich
   composed   
Cello Counterpoint
Pulitzer finalist, 2004
Steve Reich
   composed   
Three Tales
Premiered 2002 at the Spoleto Festival USA
Steve Reich
   composed   
You Are (Variations)
Pulitzer finalist, 2005
Tan Dun
   composed   
The First Emperor
Opera, commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera, premiered, 2006
Tan Dun
   composed   
Tea: A Mirror of Soul
Opera, 2002
Tan Dun
   composed   
Water Passion After St. Matthew
Written in commemoration of Johann Sebastian Bach, 2000
Thomas Adès
   composed   
Polaris
Voyage for Orchestra, 2010
Thomas Adès
   composed   
Studies from Couperin
For chamber orchestra, 2006
Tibor Szemzo
   composed   
Snapshot from the Island
Hungarian composer, b. 1955
Viktor Suslin
   composed   
Raga
For double bass and organ, 2006
Wolfgang Rihm
   composed   
Dyade
For violin and double bass, 2011
Wolfgang Rihm
   composed   
Lichtes Spiel
Violin concerto premiered 2010


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