1977 in music

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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1977.


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Events[edit]

January–February[edit]

March–May[edit]

June–August[edit]

September–December[edit]

Also in 1977[edit]

Bands formed[edit]

Bands reformed[edit]

Bands disbanded[edit]

Albums released[edit]

January[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
7 Flight Log (1966–1976) Jefferson Airplane Compilation
10 Hard Again Muddy Waters -
Leave Home Ramones -
14 Low David Bowie -
Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! Bootsy's Rubber Band -
18 Deep in My Soul Smokey Robinson -
An Evening with Diana Ross Diana Ross Live
Playing the Fool Gentle Giant Live
20 Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes Jimmy Buffett -
21 So So Satisfied Ashford & Simpson -
23 Animals Pink Floyd -
29 Spiral Scratch Buzzcocks EP
- Ask Rufus Rufus -
Festival Santana -
Forever for Now April Wine -
Fountains of Light Starcastle -
The Last Gunfighter Ballad Johnny Cash -
The Light of Smiles Gary Wright -
Lost Without Your Love Bread -
Luxury Liner Emmylou Harris -
Miracle Row Janis Ian -
Queens of Noise The Runaways -
Red Hot Don Harrison Band -
Sammy Hagar Sammy Hagar -
Tejas ZZ Top -

February[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
4 Rumours Fleetwood Mac -
Ra Utopia -
5 Stay in Love Minnie Riperton -
8 Marquee Moon Television -
11 Songs from the Wood Jethro Tull -
12 Sleepwalker The Kinks -
15 Harbor America -
18 Damned, Damned, Damned The Damned -
Glorious Gloria Gaynor -
22 White Snake David Coverdale -
25 Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel solo debut
Ultravox! Ultravox -
- Body Love Klaus Schulze Soundtrack
Cheap Trick Cheap Trick -
Fingerprince The Residents -
Firefly Uriah Heep -
Freeways Bachman–Turner Overdrive -
(I'm) Stranded The Saints -
In Your Mind Bryan Ferry -
New Harvest - First Gathering Dolly Parton -
Next Journey -
On Earth as It Is in Heaven Angel -
Unpredictable Natalie Cole -
Victim of Romance Michelle Phillips -

March[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
1 High Class in Borrowed Shoes Max Webster -
8 Foreigner Foreigner -
11 Dandy in the Underworld T.Rex -
15 Islands The Band -
Live at the London Palladium Marvin Gaye Live
17 Works Volume I Emerson, Lake & Palmer -
18 The Idiot Iggy Pop -
21 Let There Be Rock AC/DC Australia
Whatever Happened to Slade Slade -
- Angel Ohio Players -
Anytime...Anywhere Rita Coolidge -
Commodores Commodores -
Every Face Tells a Story Cliff Richard -
Go for Your Guns The Isley Brothers -
Jeff Beck with the Jan Hammer Group Live Jeff Beck and the Jan Hammer Group Live
Live! Status Quo Live
Malice in Wonderland Paice Ashton Lord -
Nothing But a Breeze Jesse Winchester -
Something Magic Procol Harum -
Trans-Europe Express Kraftwerk -
Violation Starz -
Welcome to My World Elvis Presley Compilation

April[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
2 Phyllis Hyman Phyllis Hyman -
8 The Clash The Clash -
11 Love You The Beach Boys -
15 Rattus Norvergicus The Stranglers -
23 Sin After Sin Judas Priest -
25 Deceptive Bends 10cc -
29 Lace and Whiskey Alice Cooper -
30 Caught Live + 5 Moody Blues Live + unreleased material, 1969
- Celebrate Me Home Kenny Loggins -
Clear Air Turbulence Ian Gillan Band -
Detective Detective -
Even in the Quietest Moments Supertramp -
Get It Dave Edmunds -
Izitso Cat Stevens -
Let it Flow Dave Mason -
Mirage Klaus Schulze -
Moroccan Roll Brand X -
Off the Record Sweet -
Ol' Waylon Waylon Jennings -
Over Peter Hammill -
A Period of Transition Van Morrison -
Windy City Breakdown Jonathan Cain -

May[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
4 The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl The Beatles Live 1964–'65
6 Holly Days Denny Laine -
13 I Remember Yesterday Donna Summer -
14 Little Queen Heart -
20 In the City The Jam -
Spot the Pigeon Genesis EP
27 Free Fall Dixie Dregs -
28 I'm in You Peter Frampton -
- Barry Manilow Live Barry Manilow Live
Book of Dreams Steve Miller Band -
Here at Last... Bee Gees... Live Bee Gees Live
Indian Summer Poco -
Lights Out UFO -
Live: P-Funk Earth Tour Parliament -
Love for Sale Boney M -
My Own Way to Rock Burton Cummings -
Nether Lands Dan Fogelberg -
Now The Tubes -
One of the Boys Roger Daltrey -
Playin' Up a Storm The Gregg Allman Band -
Rendezvous Sandy Denny -
Sneakin' Suspicion Dr. Feelgood -
Star Wars: Original Soundtrack John Williams Soundtrack
38 Special 38 Special -
Time Loves a Hero Little Feat -
Travelin' at the Speed of Thought The O'Jays -

June[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
3 Exodus Bob Marley & The Wailers -
8 Knock 'Em Dead Kid Trooper -
9 Monkey Island The J. Geils Band -
13 American Stars 'n Bars Neil Young -
14 Streisand Superman Barbra Streisand -
17 Quark, Strangeness and Charm Hawkwind -
CSN Crosby, Stills & Nash -
Love Gun Kiss -
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Blowin' Away Joan Baez -
Cat Scratch Fever Ted Nugent -
Full House Frankie Miller -
I Robot The Alan Parsons Project -
JT James Taylor -
Live at Last Bette Midler Live
Making a Good Thing Better Olivia Newton-John -
Pure Mania The Vibrators -
Rock City Riot -
Season of Lights Laura Nyro Live
Steve Winwood Steve Winwood -

July[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
7 The Grand Illusion Styx -
On Stage Rainbow Live
11 Village People Village People mini-album debut
19 Moody Blue Elvis Presley -
22 Going for the One Yes -
My Aim Is True Elvis Costello -
27 Terrapin Station Grateful Dead -
- Daytime Friends Kenny Rogers -
It's a Game Bay City Rollers -
Knnillssonn Harry Nilsson -
Live! In the Air Age Be-Bop Deluxe Live
Radios Appear Radio Birdman -
The Rambler Johnny Cash -
Simple Things Carole King -
The Whole Thing's Started Air Supply -

August[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
19 Livin' on the Fault Line The Doobie Brothers -
Foghat Live Foghat Live
21 Motörhead Motörhead -
22 Pacific Ocean Blue Dennis Wilson -
29 Dizrythmia Split Enz -
Lust for Life Iggy Pop -
- The Angels The Angels Australia
Barry White Sings for Someone You Love Barry White -
Beauty on a Back Street Hall & Oates -
Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted The Animals -
Donovan Donovan -
Donald Clark Osmond Donny Osmond -
Firing on All Six Lone Star -
If Wishes Were Horses Sweeney Todd -
In Color Cheap Trick -
Nothin' But the Blues Johnny Winter -
Showtime Ry Cooder -

September[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
1 A Farewell to Kings Rush -
Enigmatic Ocean Jean-Luc Ponty -
2 Bad Reputation Thin Lizzy -
7 Twilley Don't Mind Dwight Tilley -
12 Chicago XI Chicago -
13 Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume II Elton John Compilation
16 Baby It's Me Diana Ross -
Talking Heads: 77 Talking Heads -
Rough Mix Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane -
23 Aja Steely Dan -
Love You Live The Rolling Stones Live
No More Heroes The Stranglers -
29 The Stranger Billy Joel -
30 New Boots and Panties!! Ian Dury -
Ringo the 4th Ringo Starr -
- Blank Generation Richard Hell and the Voidoids -
The Boomtown Rats The Boomtown Rats -
Flowing Rivers Andy Gibb -
Foreign Affairs Tom Waits -
Hope Klaatu -
Musical Chairs Sammy Hagar -
Oops! Wrong Planet Utopia -
Simple Dreams Linda Ronstadt -

October[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
3 Elvis in Concert Elvis Presley Live, Soundtrack
L.A.M.F. Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers -
7 3D - EP XTC EP
Midnight Wind The Charlie Daniels Band -
9 Send It Ashford & Simpson -
11 Point of Know Return Kansas -
12 Alive II Kiss Live + 5 new studio tracks
14 Ha!-Ha!-Ha! Ultravox -
"Heroes" David Bowie -
17 Street Survivors Lynyrd Skynyrd -
18 Goin' Places The Jacksons -
21 Bat out of Hell Meat Loaf -
Seconds Out Genesis Live
27 Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols Sex Pistols -
28 Decade Neil Young Compilation
News of the World Queen -
31 Once Upon a Time Donna Summer -
- Bright Lights and Back Alleys Smokie -
Citadel Starcastle -
Commodores Live! Commodores -
The Golden Greats Sweet Compilation
Gone to Earth Barclay James Harvest -
Here You Come Again Dolly Parton -
Levon Helm & the RCO All-Stars Levon Helm -
Little Criminals Randy Newman -
Live in Japan The Runaways Live
Moonflower Santana -
Night After Night Nils Lofgren Live
Out of the Blue Electric Light Orchestra -
Passage Carpenters -
Plastic Letters Blondie -
Show Some Emotion Joan Armatrading -
Spectres Blue Öyster Cult -
Stick to Me Graham Parker and the Rumour -
Thunder in My Heart Leo Sayer -
True to Life Ray Charles -
Watermark Art Garfunkel -
What a Long Strange Trip It's Been Grateful Dead Compilation
Young Loud and Snotty Dead Boys -

November[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
3 Rock and Roll Machine Triumph -
4 Foot Loose & Fancy Free Rod Stewart -
Rocket to Russia The Ramones -
11 Gør det noget Gasolin' -
14 Manorisms Wet Willie -
16 Thankful Natalie Cole -
17 Broken Blossom Bette Midler -
18 Livestock Brand X Live
This Is the Modern World The Jam -
21 All 'n All Earth, Wind & Fire -
22 Chic Chic -
26 The Best of ZZ Top ZZ Top Compilation
- Crosby-Nash Live Crosby & Nash Live
Death of a Ladies' Man Leonard Cohen -
Down Two Then Left Boz Scaggs -
Expect No Mercy Nazareth -
Galaxy War -
Greatest Hits, Etc. Paul Simon Compilation + 2 new tracks
Further Temptations The Drones -
Innocent Victim Uriah Heep -
Introducing Sparks Sparks -
It Takes One to Know One Detective -
I Want to Live John Denver -
Joe Cocker's Greatest Hits Joe Cocker Compilation
Kill City Iggy Pop & James Williamson -
Life on the Line Eddie and the Hot Rods -
Race With the Devil Black Oak Arkansas -
Recycled Edgar Winter's White Trash -
Rick Wakeman's Criminal Record Rick Wakeman -
Rockin' All Over the World Status Quo -
Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track Bee Gees et al. Soundtrack
The Second Annual Report Throbbing Gristle -
Slowhand Eric Clapton -
Touch and Gone Gary Wright -

December[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Draw the Line Aerosmith -
3 I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight Neil Diamond -
4 Taken by Force Scorpions -
6 The Belle Album Al Green -
Running on Empty Jackson Browne -
9 Scouse the Mouse Ringo Starr Children's
12 ABBA: The Album ABBA -
13 Blue Lights in the Basement Roberta Flack -
Don Juan's Reckless Daughter Joni Mitchell -
28 Suicide Suicide -
- The Alice Cooper Show Alice Cooper Live
Before and After Science Brian Eno -
The Best of Top of the Pops '77 Top of the Poppers Compilation
Body Love Vol. 2 Klaus Schulze Soundtrack
Mr. Mean Ohio Players -
Pink Flag Wire -
Rick Danko Rick Danko -
Waitin' for the Night The Runaways -

Release Date Unknown[edit]

Biggest hit singles[edit]

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1977.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart entries
1 Eagles Hotel California 1977 United States US BB 1 – Mar 1977, Canada 1 – Mar 1977, France 1 – Jun 1977, Grammy in 1977, Switzerland 2 – Jul 1977, OzNet 3, Norway 5 – May 1977, Europe 5 of the 1970s, US BB 6 of 1977, Germany 6 – Jun 1977, TheQ 6, POP 6 of 1977, UK 8 – Apr 1977, Netherlands 8 – May 1977, Austria 13 – Sep 1977, Belgium 18 of all time, RYM 18 of 1977, Scrobulate 28 of rock, US CashBox 35 of 1977, Poland 38 of all time, Acclaimed 43, Virgin 44, RIAA 46, Rolling Stone 49, 68 in 2FM list, WXPN 73, Party 87 of 2007, Italy 88 of 1977, Germany 317 of the 1970s
2 Donna Summer I Feel Love 1977 United States UK 1 – Jul 1977, Netherlands 1 – Aug 1977, France 1 – Sep 1977, Austria 1 – Aug 1977, Australia 1 for 1 weeks May 1978, Switzerland 2 – Aug 1977, Germany 3 – Aug 1977, Sweden (alt) 5 – Jul 1977, Italy 5 of 1977, US BB 6 – Sep 1977, RYM 7 of 1977, Norway 8 – Nov 1977, Canada 9 – Oct 1977, Australia 17 of 1977, Scrobulate 32 of disco, US CashBox 57 of 1977, Acclaimed 181, Germany 271 of the 1970s, Rolling Stone 411
3 Wings Mull of Kintyre 1977 United Kingdom UK 1 – Nov 1977, Netherlands 1 – Dec 1977, Austria 1 – Feb 1978, Switzerland 1 – Jan 1978, Germany 1 – Jan 1978, Éire 1 – Dec 1977, Australia 1 for 11 weeks Jul 1978, Norway 2 – Dec 1977, Australia 2 of 1978, South Africa 5 of 1978, Sweden (alt) 14 – Dec 1977, Germany 21 of the 1970s, RYM 28 of 1977, Europe 76 of the 1970s, Italy 97 of 1978
4 Boney M Ma Baker 1977 Germany Netherlands 1 – May 1977, Sweden (alt) 1 – May 1977, France 1 – Jun 1977, Austria 1 – Jun 1977, Switzerland 1 – May 1977, Norway 1 – Jun 1977, Germany 1 – May 1977, UK 2 – Jun 1977, Italy 16 of 1977, Australia 24 of 1977, Global 33 (5 M sold) – 1978, Germany 55 of the 1970s, Scrobulate 80 of disco, RYM 101 of 1977
5 Baccara Yes Sir, I Can Boogie 1977 Spain UK 1 – Sep 1977, Netherlands 1 – Jun 1977, Sweden (alt) 1 – Jul 1977, Switzerland 1 – Jun 1977, Norway 1 – Aug 1977, Germany 1 – Jun 1977, Éire 1 – Nov 1977, France 2 – Jun 1977, Austria 2 – Aug 1977, Germany 31 of the 1970s, Italy 81 of 1978, RYM 123 of 1977

Chronological table of US and UK number one hit singles[edit]

US number one singles and artist (weeks at number one) UK number one singles and artist (weeks at number one)
"Tonight's the Night" – Rod Stewart (7 weeks in 1976 + 1 week in 1977) "When a Child is Born" – Johnny Mathis (1 week in 1976 + 2 weeks in 1977)
"You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)"- Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. (1) "Don't Give Up on Us" – David Soul (4)
"You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" – Leo Sayer (1) "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" – Julie Covington (1)
"I Wish" – Stevie Wonder (1) "When I Need You" – Leo Sayer (3)
"Car Wash" – Rose Royce (1) "Chanson D'Amour" – The Manhattan Transfer (3)
"Torn Between Two Lovers" – Mary MacGregor (2) "Knowing Me, Knowing You" – ABBA (5)
"Blinded by the Light" – Manfred Mann's Earth Band (1) "Free" – Deniece Williams (2)
"New Kid in Town" – The Eagles (1) "I Don't Want to Talk About It/The First Cut Is the Deepest" – Rod Stewart (4)
"Love theme from A Star Is Born (Evergreen)" – Barbra Streisand (3) "Lucille" – Kenny Rogers (1)
"Rich Girl" – Hall & Oates (2) "Show You the Way to Go" – The Jacksons (1)
"Dancing Queen" – ABBA (1) "So You Win Again" – Hot Chocolate (3)
"Don't Give Up on Us" – David Soul (1) "I Feel Love" – Donna Summer (4)
"Don't Leave Me This Way" – Thelma Houston (1) "Angelo" – Brotherhood of Man (1)
"Southern Nights" – Glen Campbell (1) "Float On" – Floaters (1)
"Hotel California" – Eagles (1) "Way Down" – Elvis Presley (5)
"When I Need You" – Leo Sayer (1) "Silver Lady" – David Soul (3)
"Sir Duke" – Stevie Wonder (3) "Yes Sir I Can Boogie" – Baccara (1)
"I'm Your Boogie Man" – KC and the Sunshine Band (1) "The Name of the Game" – ABBA (4)
"Dreams" – Fleetwood Mac (1) "Mull Of Kintyre/Girl's School" – Wings, (5 weeks in 1977 + 4 weeks in 1978), best selling single of the year
"Got to Give It Up" – Marvin Gaye (1)
"Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) – Bill Conti (1)
"Undercover Angel" – Alan O'Day (1)
"Da Doo Ron Ron" – Shaun Cassidy (1)
"Looks Like We Made It" – Barry Manilow (1)
"I Just Want to Be Your Everything" – Andy Gibb (4)
"Best of My Love" – The Emotions (5)
"Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" – Meco (2)
"You Light Up My Life" – Debby Boone (10), biggest hit of the 1970s
"How Deep Is Your Love" – Bee Gees (2 weeks in 1977 + 1 week in 1978)

Other significant hit singles[edit]

Published popular music[edit]

Punk rock[edit]

Perhaps most important is the beginning of what has become known as the punk rock explosion. 1977 was the year of formation of The Avengers, Bad Brains, Black Flag, Crass, Discharge, Fear, The Flesh Eaters, The Germs, The Misfits, 999, The Pagans, Plasmatics, VOM, The Weirdos, and X.

1977 also saw the release of several pivotal albums in the development of punk music. widely acknowledged as masterpieces and among the earliest first full-length purely punk albums, The Clash by The Clash, The Damned's Damned, Damned, Damned, the Dead Boys' Young, Loud and Snotty, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers' L.A.M.F., The Jam's In the City, the Ramones' Rocket to Russia, Richard Hell and the Voidoids' Blank Generation, the Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, Television's Marquee Moon, and Wire's Pink Flag are usually considered their respective masterpieces, and kick-started punk music as the musical genre it eventually became. The year also saw the release of debut albums by bands often associated with, if not defined as, punk, thought to be the beginnings of "New Wave" such as Elvis Costello's My Aim Is True, Suicide's Suicide, and Talking Heads' Talking Heads: 77. It also saw the release of Iggy Pop's Lust for Life, his second record as a solo artist.

Classical music[edit]

  • John Adams
  • Samuel Adler
    • Aeolus, God of the Winds, for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano
    • Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
    • A Falling of Saints, for tenor, bass, chorus, and orchestra
    • It is to God I shall Sing, for chorus and organ
  • Kalevi Aho
    • Quintet, for 5 bassoons
    • Quintet, for flute, oboe, violin, viola, and cello
  • Necil Kazım Akses
    • Concerto for Orchestra
    • Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
  • Franghiz Ali-ZadehZu den Kindertotenlieder (In Memoriam Gustav Mahler), for clarinet, violin, and percussion
  • Birgitte AlstedStrygekvartet i CD, for string quartet
  • Javier ÁlvarezCanciones de la Venta, for soprano, violin, viola, and baroque guitar
  • William Alwyn
    • Invocations (song cycle), for mezzo-soprano and piano
    • A Leave-Taking (song cycle), for tenor and piano
  • Charles AmirkhanianDutiful Ducks, for tape with optional live voices
  • Gilbert Amy
    • Strophe, for soprano and orchestra (revised version)
    • Trois études, for flute
  • Beth AndersonJoan, for tape
  • Laurie Anderson
    • Audio Talk, performance art
    • On Dit, performance art
    • Some Songs, performance art
    • Stereo Decoy, performance art
    • That's Not the Way I Heard It, performance art
  • Ruth AndersonSound Portraits I–II, text pieces
  • Hendrik AndriessenRicercare, version for wind orchestra
  • Jurriaan Andriessen
    • Psalmen-trilogie, for baritone, chorus, and orchestra
    • Symphony no. 7, The Awakening Dream, for keyboard and electronics
    • Symphony no. 8, La celebrazione
  • Louis AndriessenHoketus, for two groups of 6 players each
  • Denis ApIvor
    • Chant Eolien, for oboe and piano, op. 65
    • Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, op. 64
  • Violet ArcherPlainsongs, for mezzo-soprano and piano
  • Malcolm Arnold
    • Sonata, for flute and piano, op. 121
    • Variations on a Theme of Ruth Gipps, for orchestra, op. 122
  • Larry AustinQuadrants: Event/Complex no. 11, for double bass and tape
  • Luciano Berio
  • Harrison BirtwistleSilbury Air
  • Rob du Bois
    • Skarabee, for orchestra
    • Zodiak, for one or more instruments or instrumental groups
  • John BullerProença for mezzo-soprano, electric guitar, and large orchestra
  • Enrique CrespoAmerican Suite No. 1
  • George CrumbStar-Child (1977, revised 1979) for soprano, antiphonal children's voices, male speaking choir, bell ringers, and large orchestra
  • Peter Maxwell Davies
    • A Mirror of Whitening Light, for chamber orchestra
    • Our Father Which in Heaven Art, for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello
    • Runes from a Holy Island, for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello
    • Westerlings, for SATB choir
  • Franco Donatoni
    • Algo, for guitar
    • Ali, for viola
    • Diario ’76, for four trumpets and four trombones
    • Portrait, for harpsichord and orchestra
    • Spiri, for flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, celesta, vibraphone, 2 violins, viola, and cello
    • Toy, for 2 violins, viola, and harpsichord
  • Brian FerneyhoughTime and Motion Study I, for bass clarinet
  • Lorenzo Ferrero
    • Arioso
    • Adagio cantabile
    • Romanza seconda
    • Aivlys
  • Frans Geysen
    • Muziek voor toetsenbord, for piano
    • Omtrent sib, for three oboes
    • Orgelstuk, for organ
    • Pentakel, for oboe
    • Stadssteeg, for 6 oboes, 4 trumpets, 2 trombones
  • Alberto Ginastera
    • Barabbas, opera (unfinished)
    • Concerto No. 1 for Cello and Orchestra, op. 36 (revised version)
    • Glosses sobre temes de Pau Casals, for orchestra, op. 48
  • Alexander GoehrRomanza on the Notes of Psalm IV, op. 38c
  • Bengt HambraeusAntiphonie: Cathedral Music for Organ
  • Alan Hovhaness
    • Ananda, piano sonata, op. 303
    • Celestial Canticle, for coloratura soprano and piano, op. 305
    • Dawn on a Mountain Lake, for double bass and piano, op. 393
    • Fred the Cat, piano sonata, op. 301
    • Glory Sings the Setting Sun, cantata for coloratura soprano, clarinet, and piano, op. 292
    • How I Love Thy Law, cantata for high soprano, clarinet, piano, op. 298
    • Mount Belknap, piano sonata, op. 299, no. 1 (revised version)
    • Mount Ossipee, piano sonata, op. 299, no. 2 (revised version)
    • Mount Shasta, piano sonata, op. 299, no. 3 (revised version)
    • A Presentiment, for coloratura soprano and piano, op. 304
    • Suite, for flute and guitar, op. 300 (1977)
    • Sonata, for oboe and bassoon, op. 302
    • Sonata, for 2 clarinets, op. 297
    • Sonata No. 1, for harpsichord, Op. 306
    • Sonatina ("Meditation on Mt. Monadnock"), for piano, op. 288
    • The Spirit's Map, for voice and piano, op. 391
    • Srpouhi, duet for violin and piano, op. 398
    • Symphony No. 31, for strings, op. 294
    • Symphony No. 32 ("The Broken Wings"), op. 296
    • Symphony No. 33 ("Francis Bacon"), op. 307
    • Symphony No. 34, for bass trombone and strings, op. 310
  • Maki Ishii
    • Black Intention, for recorder
    • Voices—Violet, for gidayū ensemble, shō, and percussion
  • David C. JohnsonArs Subtilior Electrica, electronic music
  • Mauricio Kagel
    • An Tasten, étude for piano
    • MM51, film score
    • Présentation für zwei
    • Quatre degrés (Schlagzeugtrio für Holzinstrumente)
    • Variété (Concert-Spectacle für Artisten und Musiker)
  • Jonathan Kramer
    • Renascence, for clarinet and tape (revised version)
    • Studies on Six Notes, for harpsichord
  • György Kurtág
    • Hommage à Mihály András (Twelve Microludes for String Quartet), op. 13
    • [untitled pieces], op. 15, for guitar (unpublished, withdrawn)
  • Helmut LachenmannSalut für Caudwell, music for two guitarists
  • André Laporte
    • Icarus' Flight, for piano and twelve instruments
  • Mario Lavista
    • Pieza para caja de música, for music box
    • Los inocentes, incidental music
  • Luca Lombardi
    • Tui-Gesänge, for soprano, flute, clarinet, piano, violin, and cello
    • Variazioni su ‘Avanti popolo alla riscossa’, for piano
    • Variazioni, for orchestra
  • John McGuirePulse Music II, for four pianos and small orchestra
  • Tomás Marco
    • Herbania, for harpsichord
    • Hoquetus, for 1, 2, or 3 clarinets, live and/or recorded
    • Sicigia, for cello
    • Sonata de Vesperia, for piano
    • Tormer, for harpsichord, violin, viola, and cello
  • Bo NilssonMadonna, for mezzo-soprano and instrumental ensemble
  • Per Nørgård
    • Cantica, for cello and piano
    • Den afbrudte sang (Orfeus og Euridike), for chorus, percussion, harp, and other instruments ad lib.
    • Freedom, for tenor and guitar
    • Kredsløb, for SATB choir
    • Mating Dance, for flute (+ alto flute) and guitar
    • Recall, for accordion and orchestra (revised version)
    • Towards Freedom?, for orchestra
    • Twilight, for orchestra
  • Arvo PärtCantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
  • Henri Pousseur
    • Ballade berlinoise, for piano
    • Liège à Paris, electronic music
  • Aulis Sallinen
    • Simppeli Simme ja Hamppari, for mixed choir
    • Symphony No. 1
  • Dieter Schnebel
    • Canon (‘Diapason’)
    • Handwerke-Blaswerke I (Arianna), for 1 wind instrument, 1 string instrument, and 1 percussionist
    • Orchestra, for orchestra
    • Quintet in B major, for piano and strings
    • Rhythmen, for 2 guitars, organ, and percussion
  • Kurt Schwertsik
    • Concerto for Violin No. 1, op. 31
    • Wiener Chronik 1848, ballet op. 28
  • Gerald Shapiro
    • Dance Suite, for piano
    • For Nancy, wordless vocalise, for soprano and piano
    • Questions, for SATB choir
    • You are Your Own Energy Source, electroacoustic dance score
  • Makoto ShinoharaLiberation, for orchestra
  • Roger SmalleySeven Modulator Pieces, for 4 flutes
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen
  • Tōru Takemitsu
    • A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden
    • Gitā no tame no jūni no uta, for guitar
    • Hanare goze Orin, film score
    • Ohan, incidental music for television
    • Quatrain II, for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano
    • Sabita honoo, film score
    • Saigō Takamori den, incidental music for television
    • Toono monogatari wo yuku: Yanagida Kunio no fūkei, incidental music for television
    • Water-ways for clarinet, violin, cello, piano, two harps, and two vibraphones
  • Michael Tippett – Symphony No. 4
  • Alexander VustinIn Memory of Boris Klyuzner
  • Isang Yun – Concerto for Flute and Small Orchestra

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