Christopher Coleman
Composition List


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CHAMBER MUSIC FOR STRINGS

the crystalline architecture of loss for solo concert grand harp
String Quartet #1
Lament of the Sea Kings
for eight contrabasses and echo device
Three Haiku for two contrabassists and two percussionists

SOLO AND CHAMBER MUSIC FOR WINDS

Bitter Wind for zephyros trumpet and piano
Politics, Money, Music for brass quintet
A Jazz Funeral for symphonic band
Mutations for solo euphonium
Dark Gardens for wind ensemble
Reflections for trombone ensemble (five parts)
Coronach for double trombone quartet
Scampata #3: Fantasia and Bolero for bass trombone and percussion (one player)
Scampata #2 for trumpet, trombone, and piano four-hands
Scampata #1 for horn and trombone
Abschiedslied for trombone sextet
Romantic Suite for trombone quartet
A Game of Chants for solo trombone
Threnody for brass ensemble, percussion and piano
Divertimento for Woodwind Trio
Fanfare for the Celebration of the Dead
for trombone ensemble (five parts)
Capriccio for Solo Trombone
Fantasy
for Trombone Quartet and Tuba

SOLO PIANO MUSIC

Do Geese See God from Palindromes for Piano
Conundrum
Lament

SOLO AND CHAMBER ENSEMBLE MUSIC FOR PERCUSSION

Crossing Boundaries for percussion quartet
Dreams of a Spirit Seer for percussion quartet
Rite version for percussion and DAT tape
Scampata #3: Fantasia and Bolero for bass trombone and percussion (one player)
Three Haiku for two contrabassists and two percussionists
Cat Spanking: A Fantasy for Percussion for percussion ensemble (9 players)

VOCAL MUSIC

Sing Unto the Lord a New Song for SATB choir
America's Going to the Dickens! for medium voice and piano
The Maidens for solo female voice
since feeling is first for solo male voice and mixed choir
Chinese Baby Asleep for four-part women's chorus
Disappearances for mezzo soprano, clarinet, violin, cello, prepared piano, and percussion
The Witness (arrangement from Disappearances for mezzo soprano and 2 Yamaha TX816 synthesizers, Apple Macintosh Computer
Four Sonnets of Shakespeare for bass-baritone voice and piano
Psalm 131 for SATB choir

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

A Descent into the Maelstr´┐Żm
The Ventricle of Memory
Music for a Tranquil Moment
Sinfonietta

ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Listening to the World for fixed media
My Grandfather's Kalimba for tape
Rite for two synthesists and computer-controlled synthesizer (or CD/DAT), percussion (one player) and dancers
The Witness for mezzo soprano and synthesizers
Intervention for tape
Electronic Essay #2 for tape
Electronic Essay #1 for tape

EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC

Finding Joy
September Variations
Prophecies for a New Millennium
Improvisations Approaching the Millennium
In Memoriam John Cage
Lacrimosa
Newspaper Pieces

MUSIC FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

Music for Einstein's Blues by Peter Stambler
Rite for dancers, electronics, and percussion


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