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of works by Alvin Curran

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For Piano: The Inner Cities Cycle


Inner Cities 1 (1993), 29' sample page

$10
Inner Cities 2 (1994), 26' sample page sample page
$10
Inner Cities 3 (1999), for piano and/or toy piano, 7' sample page
$7
Inner Cities 4 (1999), 20' sample page
$10
Inner Cities 5 (1999), a structured improvisation, 3-10'
$5
Inner Cities 6-7 (1999), 36' sample page sample page
$10
Inner Cities 7.5 (1999), 3'
$7
Inner Cities 8 (2000), 43' sample page sample page
$12
Inner Cities 9 (2001), 28' sample page sample page
$10
Inner Cities 10 (2003), 41-51' sample page sample page
$12
Inner Cities 11, Aglio Olio Peperoncino Blues (2003), 15' sample page
$7
Inner Cities 12 (2005), 30' sample page sample page
$10
Inner Cities 13 (2006), 25' sample page sample page ("Losing It")
$10
Inner Cities 14 (2010), 45' sample page sample page
$12
Inner Cities 1-14, complete set
$60


For Piano: Miscellaneous Works


Bottled Aires (1989) 10-15', for piano or any two instruments sample page
$7
Eleven Schtetl Settings (1988) sample page
$10
E Poi... (2007), 9' sample page
$7
Era Ora (1986), 29', for two pianos sample page sample page (note: a new edition will be out soon)
$10
First Piano Piece (1965), 13' sample page
$10
For Cornelius (1993), 20' sample page sample page
$10
Hope Street Tunnel Blues I (1986), 15' sample page
$10
Hope Street Tunnel Blues II (1986), 16', sample page
$10
Hope Street Tunnel Blues III (1983), 16', sample page
$10
Hope Street Tunnel Blues I-III, complete set
$20
Last Acts Of Julian Beck (1985), 21', sample page
$10
Little Pearls (1987), 10' sample page
$10
Schtetl Variations (1987), 39' sample page sample page
$10

Selected shorter works for piano (Amazing Cage, Arnold Meets Steve at the Five Spot, Endangered Species, For MG, Little Pearls 1.1, Octograms and other octave pieces, Play As Written, Tango no. 1, Triadic Limbo, theme from The Works) sample page

$10
When I'm Sixty-Four, 7' sample page / Eleanor Rigby, 7' sample page (Beatles Arrangements, 1990)
$10
Miscellaneous piano works, complete collection
$60

 


For Voice (SATB chorus unless otherwise specified)



La Musica è Niente Ma è Nostra (2013), 14', for four-part female chorus sample page
$10
Madonna & Child (1968), 10', for female voice or any instrument and tape of same performer sample page
$7
My Body In the Course Of a Dream (1996), 18' sample page
$10
Music Is Not Music (2000), 26' sample page
$10
Odes of Roba (2006), featuring bass, 25' sample page
$10
Oh Man, Oh Mankind, Oh Yeah (2009), 20-65'; optional soprano sax, horn, contrabass clarinet, trombone, cello, improvising children's chorus, shofar, sampling keyboard sample page sample page
Contact composer

Shorter works: a way a lone (1983); Rivverun (1983); 1985 a Piece for Peace (ending; 1985); Just This As If It Had No What (1992); Oif dem Weg Schtaeit a Boim (1987) sample page

$10
Structured improvisations for 3 or more unaccompanied voices: Three Illustrated Lectures (1968), Rounds (1969), Sitting Room Song (1969) Community Sing (1980), Sing (1987), sample page
$7
When My Feet Felt the Path That My Eyes Could Not See (1993), 15' sample page
$10
When My Feet Felt the Path That My Eyes Could Not See* (2000), 15' with percussion, bowed piano strings, trumpet, tuba, sax, string quartet sample page
$20
Vocal works, complete set (vocal scores only, without optional instrumental parts)
$45

* score + parts

   

 


Music For Every Occasion


Music For Every Occasion spiral-bound book (1972), illustrated by Edith Schloss. A collection of 51 monophonic pieces for voice or any instruments cover sample page
$25



For Solo Instruments or Chamber Ensemble



Al Forno Al Sugo Al Pesto Al Vino (2001), for saxophone, clarinet, trombone, viola, piano, electric guitar, and electric bass, or any other instruments; optional live electronics sample page
$10
Beats: a set of pulsed rhythmic patterns for non-pitched instruments sample page
$7
Brute Beat Brut Bruit* (2002), 35', for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello, percussion, rapper, optional electronics. Can be adapted to any linguistic setting. sample page sample page sample page
Contact composer
Chorales in 3 and 4 parts for voices, keyboard, or any wind or string instruments sample page
$10
The Crossing (1978), approx. 60', for chorus SATB, 3 female soloists, trombone, soprano saxophone, piano, speaker/cantor, optional electronics sample page sample page
$20
Electric Rags II (1989), thirty 3-minute pieces to be played in any number, sequence, and duration, for saxophone quartet and optional electronics sample page sample page
$10
Erat Verbum Johnny (2008), 7', for string sextet and objects sample page
$10
Flutes: Three Flukes (1999), flute trio; Piccolo Steady State (2003), 2-202 piccolos sample page
$10
Footprints of War* (1997), 18', for sax, percussion, piano, guitar, cello, and bass sample page
$20
La Traversa (2003, Nancy Karp), for violin, trombone and accordion, concert version sample page
$10
Contact composer
Madonna & Child (1968), 10', for female voice or any instrument and tape of same performer sample page
$7
Malapromptus (2007), 18', for cello and piano sample page
$10
May I Now (2001, Margaret Jenkins Dance Co.), cello, electric guitar, percussion: Walkin Base 2', Unisono Grosso 5', Era Ora 5', Isteria 2', Hoe Down Town 5', Folk U 5', Choral Reefs 7' sample page
$10
Ninety-Nine (2006), 1', for violin and soprano
$5
Octograms: 12 works featuring the octave interval, for any instrument sample page
$10
Quinto Piano (2004; a/k/a Playing House), 25', for voice, piano, double bass, recorder or flutes, electric guitar, trombone, bass clarinet, violin, percussion sample page
$10
Passing Notes (2005), 25', for percussion and cello sample page
$10
Pittura Fresca II* (2011), 25', for violin solo, viola, cello, bass, trumpet, saxophone, piano, electric guitar, bassoon, two percussion, tape sample page
$20
Rose Of Beans* (1997), 36', for accordion, tuba, violin, piano, viola and percussion sample page
$25
Rose Of Beans II* (2000), 22', for violin, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, piano, percussion sample page sample page
$20
Saltando in Padella (2005), 20', for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello, and percussion, or any instruments sample page
$10
Schtyx (1992), 38', for piano, violin, and percussion sample page sample page sample page sample page
$15
Seven Articles (1989), 32', for voice, violin, piano, percussion, cello, bassoon, sax, clarinet sample page
$20
Soonz (2005), 8', for four contrabassoons in quasi-random canon, ad libitum
$5
Strum City (1999), 6', for 5 electric guitars  sample page
$7
Theme Park x 1 a/k/a Bang Zoom (1995), 33', for solo percussion sample page sample page
$10
Theme Park x 4 (1998), 33', for percussion quartet sample page sample page
$10
Triadic Limbo for ensemble* (2007), 18', for violin, viola, cello, contralto flute, contralto clarinet, bass tuba, trumpet, vibraphone, horn, piano; versions also available for diverse instrumentations sample page
$20
Viola Voilà* (2014), 23', for ten violas, two bass/contrabass clarinets, soprano sax, flute, vibraphone, and percussion sample page sample page
$20
VSTO (1989), 18', for string quartet, with optional new opening (2009) sample page sample page sample page
$10
Way Out Back* (2013) 20' piano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, electronics sample page

$20

Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights (1992), 33', for violin, tuba, and accordion. Optional prepared piano, tape, percussion sample page
$10
* score + parts    


For Large Ensembles



Big Squeeze Long Stretch (2010), for 15 or more accordions

$5

The Book of Beginnings* (2015), 33', for two orchestras (could be arranged for one), automated piano(s), app sample page sample page
$50
Circus Maximus* (2010), 29', for chamber orchestra (16 instruments), tape, optional video sample page sample page sample page
$50
In Hora Mortis* (1996, for Freyer-Ensemble), 71', for chamber orchestra (25 instruments)
$50
Contact composer
Maritime Rites Wasserkorso (1987), for 11 shiphorns on shore sample page

$10

Music For Every Occasion (1979), for chamber orchestra with solo piano
$15
Symphony 1.1* (2012), 20', for large orchestra sample page sample page
$30
* score + parts    



For Large Ensembles of Indeterminate Size and Instrumentation
incorporating structured improvisation



Beams 2, 20-50", for 20-50 portable acoustic instruments/voices; Riti Marittimi (Maritime Rites) 1979 and 2012, for open instrumentation in rowboats; Open City 6.1 (2015), 20-60', for 1-1000 musicians
$7
Maritime Rites New York* (2012), 45', for 50-200 symphonic band musicians in rowboats sample page
$40
Oh Brass On the Grass Alas* (2006), 40', for 100-500 symphonic band musicians in motion on land sample page sample page sample page
$50
Signage (2012), conduction instructions on placards for improvising orchestra sample page
$15
Contact composer
* score + parts    



Archaeological Finds


Home Made (1965), for flute, double bass, percussion, soprano, small instruments sample page
$10
La Lista del Giorno (1967), 17', for saxophone, piano, speaking voice, hotplate, electronics, tape
$10
Second Trio (1962), for clarinet, violin, piano
$10
Contact composer

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