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ALBUM TITLE: STURM: COMPOSITIONS BY ADAM SILVERMAN
WORKS PERFORMED BY The Corigliano Quartet and Strata
New Focus Recordings (2009)

INCLUDES works by Adam Silverman: Sturm | Nocturnes and Reveries | Ricochet | String Quartet No. 3 "Corrie Q's Jigs and Reels"

STRING INSTRUMENT(S)
With and without piano. See also "compositions for large ensemble" for cello ensemble works (these may also be performed one-on-a-part)
and "compositions for solo instrument"

Baby Blackbird, Fly Now (2004) : multiple editions

2 minutes. Available in multiple editions: cello and piano, violin and piano, piano trio, string trio, string quartet, and cello ensemble.
Published by Adam B. Silverman Music Publications and The Royal Conservatory Devlopment Program (Cello Series 2013 Edition, Level 6 Repertoire - includes sheet music and CD of full recording and accompaniment-only recording).
Recorded on Amy Sue Barston: Memories and Souvenirs (purchase CD on iTunes) and on The Royal Conservatory Development Program Cello Series 2013 Edition, Level 6 Repertoire -- includes sheet music and CD of full recording and accompaniment-only recording (purchase on Amazon).
Purchase sheet music ($10) edition for: cello and pianoviolin and pianoviolin, cello and pianoviolin, viola and cellostring quartetcello ensemble in four parts

Baby Blackbird, Fly Now, performed by Amy Sue Barston, cello and Evan Solomon, piano.

Corrie Q's Jigs and Reels (String Quartet #3) (2005)

For two violins, viola, and cello. 14 minutes. Hear on SoundCloud.
Commissioned by The Corigliano String Quartet.
Recorded on Sturm: Chamber Music of Adam Silverman (purchase CD on iTunes).
Purchase sheet music : $30

Duo Vert (2007)

For viola and cello. 11 minutes. Hear on BandCamp.
Commissioned by The Commission Project for the Canandaigua Lake Chamber Music Festival.
Purchase sheet music : $30

Durham "Triangle Quartet" (String Quartet No. 1) (1996)

For two violins, viola, and cello. 20 minutes.
In 11-limit microtonal "just intonation" using a specialized microtonal notation.
Premiered by the Flux Quartet at the American Festival of Microtonal Music.
Contact the composer to order sheet music.

Durham, movement 1; Performed by the Flux Quartet.
Durham, movement 2; Performed by the Flux Quartet.
Durham, movement 3; Performed by the Flux Quartet.
Durham, movement 4; Performed by the Flux Quartet.

Eleven Delaware Exits Between Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania (1999) : in multiple editions

For two violins, also arranged for two violas. 6 minutes.
Commissioned by The Gemini Duo.
Purchase sheet music ($30) edition for: two violinstwo violas

Performed by The Gemini Duo.

The Heart and the Hand (2009)

For cello and piano. 9 minutes.
An elegy in memory of Mark Silverman, composed for Amy Sue Barston.
Recorded on Amy Sue Barston: Memories and Souvenirs (purchase CD on iTunes).
Purchase sheet music : $20

The Heart and the Hand, movement 1; Performed by Amy Sue Barston and Evan Solomon.
The Heart and the Hand, movement 2; Performed by Amy Sue Barston and Evan Solomon.

The Hedgehog's Dilemma (2014)

Edition for violin, cello and piano. 25 minutes.
Originally scored for violin, cello and orchestra; composed for The Kishwaukee Symphony; Linc Smelser, conductor; Elisa Barston, violin; Amy Sue Barston, cello.

I love my love with a v (2003)

For cello. 2 minutes.
Composed for Amy Sue Barston.
Recorded on Amy Sue Barston: Memories and Souvenirs (purchase CD on iTunes)
Purchase sheet music : $10

I love my love with a v. Performed by Amy Sue Barston, cello.

Melancholy (2014)

For two violins and cello. 4 minutes.
Suitable for intermediate players.
Commissioned by Penelope Trunk for Willa Brasch, Audrey Oswald and Zehavi Rodriguez.

Peterborough (String Quartet #2) (2000)

For two violins, viola, and cello. 30 minutes. Hear on SoundCloud.
Premiered by the Minimum Security Ensemble at Trinity Church, New Haven, CT.
Purchase sheet music : $30

Sturm (2002)

For violin, cello, and piano. 18 minutes. Hear on SoundCloud.
Commissioned by The Amelia Piano Trio, premiered at the La Jolla Chamber Music Society.
Recorded on Sturm: Chamber Music of Adam Silverman (purchase CD on iTunes).
Purchase sheet music : $30

There comes my heart (2004) : in multiple editions

For cello. 2 minutes.
Composed for Amy Sue Barston as a wedding processional.
Recorded on Amy Sue Barston: Memories and Souvenirs (purchase CD on iTunes)
Purchase sheet music ($10) edition for: violinviolacello

There Comes My Heart. Performed by Amy Sue Barston, cello.

The viol, the violet and the vine (2005)

For violin. 9 minutes. Hear on Spotify: mov. 1 * mov. 2 * mov. 3
Composed for Lina Bahn.
Recorded on Lina Bahn: Mean Fiddle Summer
Purchase sheet music : $20

Lina's Hornpipe (2005)

For violin. 3 minutes. Hear on Spotify.
Composed for Lina Bahn.
Recorded on Lina Bahn: Mean Fiddle Summer
Purchase sheet music : $10

 

PIANO

Nocturnes and Reveries (2004)

Six preludes for piano. 13 minutes. Hear on SoundCloud.
Commissioned by The Mondavi Center of the University of California at Davis for pianist Lara Downes.
Recorded on Sturm: Chamber Music of Adam Silverman (purchase CD on iTunes) and Lara Downes: Dream of Me (purchase CD on iTunes)
Purchase sheet music : $20


Those Mean Reds (1999)

For piano. 10 minutes.
Premiered by Blair McMillen at Trinity Church, New York, NY.
Purchase sheet music : $20

Those Mean Reds. Performed by Blair McMillen, piano.

 

SAXOPHONE(S)
With and without an additional instrument. See also mixed ensembles.

Alterating Current (2011) : recital edition

edition for alto saxophone and piano (arranged by Alexander Marthaler)
originally scored for alto saxophone and wind ensemble. 21 minutes.
Purchase sheet music : $20

Just a Minute, Chopin (2004)

for saxophone quartet (SATB). 2 minutes. Hear on SoundCloud or YouTube
Commissioned by The Prism Saxophone Quartet. Recorded on Prism Quartet: Dedication (Purchase CD on iTunes)
Purchase sheet music : $10

I echo you, we are repeated (2002, arr. 2004)

for saxophone ensemble. 6 minutes. Hear on SoundCloud.
Composed for the Crane School of Music Saxophone Ensemble, Timothy McAllister, director.
Purchase sheet music ($30) edition for: AATB saxophone quartet SSATTB saxophone sextet or large ensemble

McAllister's Ceilidh (2006)

For soprano saxophone and piano. 5 minutes.
Commissioned by Timothy McAllister.
Purchase sheet music : $20

Over a windcloaked nightsoaked starpoked sea (2015)

For alto saxophone and piano. 10 minutes. Hear on SoundCloud.
Commissioned by the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association for David Stambler and Christopher Guzman.
Purchase sheet music : $20

Want It. Need it. Have It. (2015)

For alto saxophone and marimba. 9 minutes. Hear on SoundCloud.
Commissioned by the RoseWind Duo.
Purchase sheet music : $20

 

OTHER WOODWINDS

Over a windcloaked nightsoaked starpoked sea (2015)

For clarinet in b-flat and piano. 10 minutes. Hear saxophone edition on SoundCloud.
Originally for alto saxophone and piano.
Purchase sheet music : $20

 

MIXED ENSEMBLES

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (1999)

For flute, clarinet in b-flat, and piano. 13 minutes. Also arranged for violin, clarinet in b-flat, and piano.
Purchase sheet music : $30

The Complete Works of Shakespeare. Performed by Jennifer Grim, flute; Meighan Stoops, clarinet; Hector Sanchez, piano.

E Uno Plures (1998)

For clarinet, violin, cello and piano. 15 minutes. Commissioned by Antares.
Purchase sheet music : $30

E Uno Plures, movement 1. Performed by Antares.
E Uno Plures, movement 2. Performed by Antares.
E Uno Plures, movement 3. Performed by Antares.

In Another Man's Skin (2000)

for flute/piccolo, clarinet in b-flat, percussion (5-octave marimba, two crotales, three triangles), piano, violin, and cello. 18 minutes.
Commissioned by Eighth Blackbird and premiered at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, New York, NY.  
Purchase sheet music : $30

In Another Man's Skin, movement 1. Performed by The Minimum Security Ensemble.
In Another Man's Skin, movement 2. Performed by The Minimum Security Ensemble.
In Another Man's Skin, movement 3. Performed by The Minimum Security Ensemble.
In Another Man's Skin, movement 4. Performed by The Minimum Security Ensemble.

Just Music Makes Me Lose My Temper (1995)

For electric guitar, keyboard and two percussionists. 12 minutes.
In microtonal just-intonation using specially-tuned instruments; guitar part is in tablature.
Contact the composer to order sheet music.

Just Music Makes Me Lose My Temper, movement 1. Performed by The Other Music Ensemble.
Just Music Makes Me Lose My Temper, movement 2. Performed by The Other Music Ensemble.
Just Music Makes Me Lose My Temper, movement 3. Performed by The Other Music Ensemble.

Ricochet (2004)

for clarinet in b-flat, viola, and piano. 8 minutes. Hear on SoundCloud.
Commissioned by Strata, premiered at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival.
Recorded on Sturm: Chamber Music of Adam Silverman (purchase CD on iTunes).
Purchase sheet music : $30

Rondo of Sorts (2001)

for flute, clarinet in b-flat, piano, violin, cello, and three pre-recorded clarinets. 13 minutes. Hear on SoundCloud.
Commissioned by Kylix New Music Ensemble.
Purchase sheet music : $30

Shoegaze Fantasy (2015)

For flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, cello and percussion. 12 minutes. Arranged by Tyler Tolles from Three Fell Swoops for performance by Steel Grass.
Music will be available for purchase after May 2016.

That Radiant Outburst (2015)

For clarinet, cello, piano and marimba. 13 minutes. Commissioned by Phillip O'Banion.
Music will be available for purchase after March 2016.

Three Fell Swoops (2004)

For tenor saxophone, percussion (vibraphone, glockenspiel, crotales, triangle, tambourine, suspended cymbal, wood block, 2 bongos, 2 congas), guitar (amplified), and piano. 12 minutes. Hear on YouTube.
Commissioned by Flexible Music. and recorded on Daniel Lippel: Sustenance.
Purchase recording on iTunes
Purchase sheet music : $30

Together (2016)

For flute and vibraphone. 5 minutes. Commissioned by Brian Nozny.

Want It. Need it. Have It. (2015)

Originally for alto saxophone and marimba; also available in editions for flute or clarinet and marimba. 9 minutes. Commissioned by the RoseWind Duo.
Purchase sheet music - edition for alto saxophone and marimba : $30
Purchase sheet music - edition for flute and marimba : $30
Purchase sheet music - edition for clarinet in b-flat and marimba : $30

Would Not Could Not (2013)

for flute, viola and harp. 7 minutes. Hear on Spotify.
Commissioned with support from Yale Alumni Ventures.
Purchase sheet music $20