List of compositions by Charles Wuorinen

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The following is a reverse-chronological list of works by the American composer Charles Wuorinen.

  • Alphabetical Ashbery - texts of John Ashbery - 2013, for loadbang
  • Electric Quartet - 2013, 4 electric guitars
  • Zoe - 2013, string sextet
  • Intrada - 2012, for Peter Serkin
  • Cygnus - 2012, commissioned by the Cygnus Ensemble
  • Brokeback Mountain - 2008-2012, an opera on the short story of Annie Proulx, with libretto by Proulx, commissioned by the Teatro Real, Madrid
  • Intrada - 2012 for Peter Serkin
  • Adagio - 2011, for Peter Serkin
  • Etude (for Chords and Dynamic Balance) - 2011, Commissioned by the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition
  • Big Spinoff - 2011, for 16 players
  • Marian Tropes - 2010, for the Brentano String Quartet (on music of Dufay and Josquin)
  • It Happens Like This, a dramatic cantata on poems of James Tate (writer) - 2010
  • Oros - 2009, for Ursula Oppens
  • The Haroun Piano Book - 2003/2009, premiered by Lynn Raley
  • Marimba Variations - 2009 - commissioned by 22 percussionists
  • Moon Clock - text of Donald Hall - 2009, premiered by Thomas Meglioranza, baritone and Peter Kolkay, bassoon
  • Viola Variations - 2008, premiered by violist Lois Martin
  • Trio for Flute, Bass Clarinet and Piano - 2008, premiered by the New York New Music Ensemble
  • Metagong - 2008 - for two pianos and two percussionists - premiered by the New York New Music Ensemble
  • Time Regained, a fantasy for piano and orchestra - 2008, premiered by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine conductor, Peter Serkin soloist
  • Second Piano Quintet - 2008, premiered by the Brentano String Quartet and pianist Peter Serkin
  • Ave Maria: Josquin - 2007, premiered by Tashi Quartet
  • Christes Crosse: Morley - 2008, premiered by Tashi Quartet
  • Scherzo - 2007, premiered by Peter Serkin
  • Synaxis - 2007, premiered on the inaugural concert of the League ISCM Orchestra, Louis Karchin conducting, soloists: Timothy Cobb (contrabass), Patrick Pridemore (horn), Robert Ingliss (oboe), Alan R. Kay (clarinet)
  • Fourth Piano Sonata - 2007, written for and premiered by Anne-Marie McDermott
  • Eighth Symphony (Theologoumena) - 2006, premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, James Levine conductor
  • Spin 5 - 2006, for violin solo and 18 players, premiered by Jennifer Koh
  • Iridule - 2006, for oboe and six players, premiered by Jacqueline Leclair, oboe and the New Millennium Ensemble
  • Never Again the Same - text by James Tate (writer) - 2006, premiered by Wilbur Pauley, bass and Christopher Hall, tuba
  • Eleven Short Pieces - 2006, premiered by Erik Carlson, violin and Michael Caterisano, vibraphone
  • Flying to Kahani - 2005, premiered by Orchestra of St. Luke's, Roberto Abbado conductor, Peter Serkin soloist
  • Heart Shadow - 2005, premiered by Bruce Levingston
  • Theologoumenon - 2005, premiered by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine conductor
  • Duo Sonata for Flute and Piano - 2004, premiered by Robert Aitken, flute and James Avery, piano
  • Visible - text by Paul Auster - 2004, premiered by Mary S. Nessinger, mezzo-soprano and Mark Steinberg, violin
  • Ashberyana - poems by John Ashbery - 2004, premiered by Leon Williams, baritone
  • The Long Boat - poem by Stanley Kunitz - 2003, premiered by Mary S. Nessinger, mezzo-soprano and Jacqueline Leclair, English horn
  • Dodecadactyl - 2003, premiered by William Anderson and Oren Fader, guitars
  • Fourth Piano Concerto - 2003, premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, James Levine conductor, Peter Serkin soloist
  • The Haroun Songbook - 2002, premiered by Elizabeth Farnum, soprano; Emily Golden, mezzo-soprano; James Schaffner, tenor; Michael Chioldi, baritone; and Phillip Bush, piano
  • Hexadactyl - 2002, premiered by William Anderson, guitar
  • Josquiniana - 2002, premiered by the Brentano String Quartet
  • Fifty Fifty - 2002, premiered by pianists Rolf Hind and Nicholas Hodges
  • Pentecost poem by Derek Walcott - 2002, premiered by William Ferguson, tenor and June Han, harp
  • Fenton Songs II - 2002, text by James Fenton, premiered by Lucy Shelton
  • September 11, 2001 - text by W. H. Auden - 2001, premiered by William Ferguson, tenor and Phillip Bush, piano
  • Two Machine Portraits - poem by Les Murray, premiered by Ryan MacPherson, tenor and Marilyn Nonken, piano
  • Haroun and the Sea of Stories - an opera with libretto by James Fenton, based on the novel by Salman Rushdie 1997 - 2001[1]
  • Andante Espressivo - 2001, premiered by cellist Fred Sherry and Charles Wuorinen, piano
  • Alap, a Prelude to Contrapunctus IX of the Art of Fugue - 2001, premiered by the Brentano String Quartet
  • Stanzas Before Time - poem by John Ashbery - 2001, premiered by Neil Farrell, tenor and June Han, harp
  • Buttons and Bows (or, Superparticular Variations) - 2001, premiered by Madeleine Shapiro, cello and Mikko Luoma, accordion
  • Cyclops (2000) - 2001, premiered by the London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen conductor
  • Fourth String Quartet - 1999, premiered by the Brentano String Quartet
  • Brass Quintet - 1999, premiered at the June-in-Buffalo Festival
  • An Orbicle of Jasp - 1999, premiered by cellist Fred Sherry and Charles Wuorinen, piano
  • Lepton - 1999, premiered by SurPlus, Freiburg
  • Symphony Seven - 1997, premiered by the Toledo Symphony, Andrew Massey conductor
  • Cello Variations III - 1997, premiered by cellist Fred Sherry
  • Big Epithalamium - 1997, premiered by students at the Juilliard School
  • Epithalamium - 1997, premiered by Christopher Gekker and Raymond Mase
  • Fenton Songs (Version 1) - 1997, premiered by Elizabeth Farnum, Curtis Macomber, Fred Sherry and Charles Wuorinen
  • Fenton Songs (Version 2) - 1997, premiered by the Cygnus Ensemble, Phyllis Bryn-Julson soprano
  • Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31 of Arnold Schoenberg: recast for two pianos for the New York City Ballet by Charles Wuorinen - 1996, premiered by the New York City Ballet, Cameron Grant and Richard Moredock pianos.
  • The River of Light - the third part of the Dante trilogy for the New York City Ballet - 1996 - two versions: orchestral and chamber, premiered by the Buffalo Philharmonic, Charles Wuorinen conducting
  • Katz Fugue - 1996, premiered by James Winn, piano
  • The Great Procession - the second part of the Dante trilogy for the New York City Ballet - 1995 - two versions: chamber (premiered by the New York New Music Ensemble, Charles Wuorinen conducting) and orchestral (premiered by Deutsches-Sinfonie-Orchester, Berlin, Bradley Lubman conducting)
  • Sonata for Guitar and Piano - 1995, premiered by William Anderson, guitar and Joan Forsyth, piano
  • In Heated Sylvan Glades & With Elegiac Sackbuts - aria from The W.of Bablylon arranged for 2 sopranos and piano - 1995, premiered by Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Patricia Green, Mark Markham
  • Lightenings VIII - poem by Seamus Heaney - 1994, premiered by Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano and Mark Markham, piano
  • Piano Quintet - 1994, premiered by the Arditti String Quartet, Ursula Oppens pianist
  • Christes Crosse (after Thomas Morley) - 1994, premiered by Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano and Mark Markham, piano
  • Percussion Quartet - 1994, premiered by the Pulse Ensemble of the New Music Consort
  • Guitar Variations - 1994, premiered by Todd Seelye
  • Windfall - 1994, premieres by the Rutgers Wind Ensemble, William Berz, conducting
  • The Mission of Virgil - the first part of the Dante trilogy for the New York City Ballet - 1993 - two versions: orchestral (premiered by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Massey conducting) and 2-pianos;
  • Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra - 1993, premiered by the Rascher Saxophone Quartet
  • Missa Renovata - 1992
  • Saxophone Quartet - 1992, premiered by the Rascher Saxophone Quartet
  • Microsymphony - 1992, premiered by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Zdeněk Mácal conductor
  • A Winter's Tale - text by Dylan Thomas - 1991, premiered by the Southwest Chamber Music Society, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soloist
  • Delight of the Muses - 1991, premiered by the New York City Ballet, Charles Wuorinen conductor
  • Missa Brevis - 1991, premiered by the St. Ignatius of Antioch Church choir, Dr. Harold Chaney, conducting
  • Astra - 1990, premiered by the orchestra of the Oberlin Conservatory Robert Spano conductor
  • Twang - text of Wallace Stevens - 1989, premiered by Phyllis Bryn-Julson and James Winn
  • String Sextet - 1989, premiered by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
  • A solis ortu - 1989, premiered by the Choir of St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, Dr. Harold Chaney conducting
  • Genesis - 1989, premiered by the San Francisco Symphony and chorus, Herbert Blomstedt conductor
  • Agnus Dei (from the Mass for the Restoration of St. Luke in the Fields) - 1989
  • Sonata for Violin and Piano - 1988, commissioned by the Library of Congress, premiered by Benjamin Hudson and Garrick Ohlsson
  • Machault Mon Chou - 1988, premiered by the San Francisco Symphony, Herbert Blomstedt conductor
  • Josquin: Ave Christe (Josquin motet recast for solo piano) - 1988
  • Bagatelle - 1988, premiered by Elissa Stutz, piano
  • Another Happy Birthday - 1988, premiered by the San Francisco Symphony, Herbert Blomstedt conductor
  • Five: Concerto for Amplified Cello and Orchestra - 1987, premiered by New York City Ballet, Charles Wuorinen conductor, Fred Sherry, soloist
  • Third String Quartet - 1987, premiered by the Franciscan String Quartet, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College
  • Galliard - 1987, premiered by the Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, Edwin London conductor
  • Third Piano Sonata - 1986, premiered by Alan Feinberg
  • The Golden Dance - 1986, premiered by the San Francisco Symphony, Herbert Blomstedt conductor
  • A Doleful Dompe on Deborah Departure as well as Borda's Bawdy Badinage - 1986
  • Fanfare (for Rutgers University) - 1986, premiered by members of Rutgers Band, Charles Wuorinen conducting
  • Fanfare (for the Houston Symphony) - 1986, premiered by the Houston Symphony, Charles Wuorinen conducting
  • Bamboula Beach - 1986, for the inaugural concert of the New World Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
  • Horn Trio Continued - 1985
  • Double Solo for Horn Trio - 1985, premiered by Speculum Musicae
  • Natural Fantasy - 1985, premiered by David Schuler, organ
  • Trombone Trio - 1985, premiered by Parnassus Ensemble
  • Prelude to Kullervo - 1985, premiered by the Columbia University Orchestra, Howard Shanet conductor, David Braynard tuba soloist
  • Movers and Shakers - 1984, premiered by the Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi conductor
  • Bamboula Squared - 1984, premiered by the American Composers Orchestra, Charles Wuorinen conducting
  • Concertino (for 15 Solo Instruments) - 1984, premiered by the Parnassus ensemble, Anthony Korf, conductor
  • Crossfire - 1984, premiered by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman conductor
  • Album Leaf (for Howard Klein) - 1984, premiered by Charles Wuorinen, piano
  • Concertino - 1984
  • Third Piano Concerto - 1983, premiered by the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Julius Hegyi conductor, Garrick Ohlsson soloist
  • Spinoff - 1983, premiered by Speculum Musicae
  • Trio for Violin, Cello & Piano - 1983, premiered by the Arden Trio
  • Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra - 1983, premiered by San Francisco Symphony, Edo de Waart conductor, Daniel Kobialka violin soloist
  • Divertimento for String Quartet - 1982, premiered by the Atlantic String Quartet
  • New York Notes - 1982, premiered by the New York New Music Ensemble
  • Divertimento for Alto Saxophone and Piano - 1982, premiered by Christopher Ford and Charles Wuorinen
  • Mass for the Restoration of St. Luke in the Fields - 1982
  • Horn Trio - 1981, premiered by Julie Landsman, horn, Benjamin Hudson, violin and Charles Wuorinen, piano
  • Capriccio - 1981, premiered by Alan Feinberg
  • Short Suite - 1981, premiered by the American Composers Orchestra, Charles Wuorinen conducting
  • Trio for Bass Instruments - 1981, premiered by David Braynard
  • The Blue Bamboula - 1980, premiered by Ursula Oppens
  • The Celestial Sphere (An Oratorio for Mixed Chorus and Orchestra) - 1980, premiered by the Augustana College Handel Oratorio Society Orchestra, Donald Morrison conductor
  • Ecclesiastical Symphonies (4 Movements from "The Celestial Sphere") - 1980, premiered by the Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Culver conductor
  • Beast 708 - 1980, premiered by students at the University of Southern California, Charles Wuorinen conducting
  • Percussion Duo - 1979, premiered by Steven Schick and James Avery
  • Second String Quartet - 1979, premiered by the Columbia String Quartet
  • The Magic Art: An Instrumental Masque drawn from the works of Henry Purcell - 1979, premiered by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Charles Wuorinen conductor
  • Fortune - 1979, premiered by Tashi Quartet
  • Psalm 39 - 1979, premiered by Richard Frisch, baritone and David Starobin, guitar
  • Joan's Instrumentation - 1979, premiered by the Da Capo Chamber Players
  • Three Songs for Tenor and Piano - text by Coburn Britton - 1979, premiered by Paul Sperry and Charles Wuorinen
  • Archaeopteryx for Bass Trombone and 10 Players - 1978, premiered by Dave Taylor
  • Two-Part Symphony - 1978, premiered by the American Composers Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies conducting
  • Ancestors - 1978, premiered by Chamber Music Northwest, Charles Wuorinen conducting
  • Fast Fantasy - 1977, premiered by cellist Fred Sherry and Charles Wuorinen, piano
  • The Winds - 1977, premiered by Parnassus, Anthony Korf, conductor
  • Self-Similar Waltz - 1977
  • Six Pieces for Violin and Piano - 1977, premiered by Max Pollikoff and Charles Wuorinen
  • Archangel for Bass Trombone and String Quartet - 1977, premiered by Dave Taylor
  • Wind Quintet - 1977, premiered by the Boehm Quintet
  • Album Leaf for Ayda and Fred - 1977
  • Six Songs For Two Voices - Text by Coburn Britton - 1977, premiered at Somerset County College, New Jersey, Charles Wuorinen conducting
  • Percussion Symphony - 1976, premiered by the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, Charles Wuorinen conducting
  • Second Piano Sonata - 1976, premiered by Jeffrey Swann
  • Tashi - 1975/6 - two versions: 4 soloists with orchestra (premiered by the Clevaland Orchestra, Charles Wuorinen conducting Tashi Quartet soloists) and 4 soli (premiered by the Tashi Quartet)
  • Cello Variations II - 1975, premiered by cellist Fred Sherry
  • Hyperion - 1975, premiered by the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Arthur Weisberg conductor
  • A Reliquary for Igor Stravinsky - 1975, Premiere at the Ojai Festival, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
  • The W. of Babylon, (or The Triumph of Love over Moral Depravity) - 1975, premiered by the San Francisco Symphony, Charles Wuorinen conducting
  • Fantasia - 1974, premiered by Paul Zukofsky and Charles Wuorinen
  • Second Piano Concerto (for Amplified Piano and Orchestra) - 1974, premiered by the New York Philharmonic, Erich Leinsdorf conductor, Charles Wuorinen soloist
  • Anthem for Epiphany - 1974
  • Third Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano - 1973, Premiered by Harvey Sollberger, Fred Sherry and Charles Wuorinen
  • Twelve Short Pieces - 1973
  • Grand Union - 1973, premiered by Fred Sherry
  • Mannheim 87.87.87 - 1973, premiered at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York
  • Arabia Felix - 1973, premiered by The Composer's Ensemble, Peter Lieberson, conductor
  • Bassoon Variations - 1972, premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players
  • Concerto for Amplified Violin and Orchestra - 1972, premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas conductor, Paul Zukofsky soloist
  • Speculum Speculi - 1972, premiered by Speculum Musicae
  • Violin Variations - 1972, premiered by Max Pollikoff
  • Harp Variations - 1972, premiered by Gloria Agostini and members of the Composers String Quartet
  • On Alligators - 1972, premiered by University Of South Florida players
  • First String Quartet - 1971, premiered by the Fine Arts Quartet
  • Grand Bamboula - 1971, premiered by University of Iowa Orchestra, James Dixon conducting
  • Canzona - 1971, premiered by Speculum Musicae, Charles Wuorinen conductor
  • Chamber Concerto for Tuba with 12 Winds and 12 Drums - 1970, premiered by Donald Butterfield and Music in Our Time series
  • Message to Denmark Hill - text of Richard Howard - 1970, premiered by Richard Frisch, Harvey Sollberger, Fred Sherry, Charles Wuorinen
  • Ringing Changes - 1970, premiered by the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble
  • A Song to the Lute in Musicke - 1970, premiered by Valarie Lamoree and Charles Wuorinen
  • Cello Variations - 1970, premiered by Fred Sherry
  • Nature's Concord - 1969, premiered by Ronald Anderson
  • Time's Encomium - 1969 - electronic work - awarded the 1970 Pulitzer Prize in Music
  • Adapting to the Times - 1969, premiered by Joel Krosnick, cello and Charles Wuorinen, piano
  • First Piano Sonata - 1969, premiered by Alan Mandel, written for and dedicated to Robert Miller
  • The Long and the Short - 1969, premiered by Paul Zukofsky
  • Contrafactum - 1969, premiered by the University of Iowa Orchestra, James Dixon, conductor
  • Flute Variations II - 1968, premiered by Harvey Sollberger
  • String Trio - 1968, premiered by the Potomac Trio
  • The Politics of Harmony (A Masque) - 1967, text by Richard Monaco, premiered by The Group for Contemporary Music, Charles Wuorinen conductor
  • Duo - 1967, premiered by Paul Zukofsky, violin and Charles Wuorinen, piano
  • Salve Regina: John Bull - 1966, premiered by The Group for Contemporary Music, Charles Wuorinen conductor
  • Making Ends Meet - 1966, premiered by Jean and Kenneth Wentworth
  • Harpsichord Divisions - 1966, written for Paul Jacobs
  • Janissary Music - 1966, premiered by Raymond DesRoches, percussion
  • Bicinium - 1966, premiered by Josef Marx and Judith Martin
  • The Bells - 1966 - for carillon
  • First Piano Concerto - 1966, premiered by University of Iowa Orchestra, James Dixon conductor, Charles Wuorinen soloist
  • Three Cadenzas for the Mozart Concerto in C Major - 1965? (date is approximated)
  • Chamber Concerto for Oboe and 10 Players - 1965, premiered by the Group for Contemporary Music, Charles Wuorinen conductor, Josef Marx, soloist
  • Composition for Oboe and Piano - 1965, premiered by Josef Marx and Charles Wuorinen
  • Orchestral and Electronic Exchanges - 1965, premiered by the New York Philharmonic, Lukas Foss conductor
  • Super Salutem - 1964
  • Chamber Concerto for Flute and 10 Players - 1964, premiered at the Festival of Contemporary Music, Tanglewood, Melvin Strauss conductor, Harvey Sollberger, soloist
  • Composition for Violin and 10 Instruments - 1964, premiered by Music in Our Time, Arthur Bloom conductor, Max Pollikoff soloist
  • Flute Variations I - 1963, premiered by Harvey Sollberger
  • Piano Variations - 1963, premiered by Charles Wuorinen
  • Chamber Concerto for Cello and 10 Players - 1963, premiered by the Group for Contemporary Music, Arthur Bloom conducting, Robert Martin soloist
  • Second Trio: Piece for Stafan Wolpe - 1962, premiered by Harvey Sollberger, Joel Krosnick, Charles Wuorinen
  • The Prayer of Jonah - 1962, premiered by the Contemporary Music Society, Daniel Pinkham conducting
  • Bearbeitungen ueber das Glogauer Liederbuch - 1962, premiered by Stanley Aronson, Henry Larsen, B. Lurie, Betram Turetzky
  • Duuiensela - 1962, premiered by Joel Krosnick, cello and Jens Nygaard, piano
  • Octet - 1962, premiered by the New York Chamber Society, Alvin Brehm conductor
  • Invention for Percussion Quintet - 1962, Manhattan School of Music Percussion Ensemble, Paul Price conductor
  • Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano - 1961, premiered by Harrvey Sollberger, Joel Krosnick, Charles Wuorinen
  • Concert for Double Bass Alone - 1961, premiered by Bertram Turetzky
  • An Educator's 'Wachet Auf' - 1961, portions of J.S. Bach's Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 for mixed instruments
  • Tiento Sobre Cabezon - 1961, premiered at the School of Sacred Music, Unionion Theological Seminary, New York, Thomas Dunn conductor
  • Evolutio: Organ - 1961, premiered by Leonard Raver
  • Symphonia Sacra - 1961, premiered at St. Thomas Church, New York, Charles Wuorinen conductor
  • Consort from Instruments and Voices - 1961 - magnetic tape, premiered at Music of Our Time Series, 92nd Street YMHA New York
  • Eight Variations for Violin and Harpsichord - 1960, premiered by Max Pollikoff and Leonard Raver
  • Madrigale Spirituale sopra salmo secondo - 1960, premiered at the Bennington Composers Conference
  • Concertone for Brass Quintet & Orchestra - 1960, premiered by the University of Iowa Orchestra, James Dixon conductor
  • Turetzky Pieces - 1960, premiered by Stanley Aronson, flute; Henry Larsen, clarinet; Bertram Turettzky, bass
  • On The Raft - 1960
  • Consort of Four Trombones - 1960, premiered by the New Music Chamber Goroup, Jerome L. Keller director
  • The Door In The Wall - 1960, premieerd by Susan Thieman, Janet Baxter, Charles Wuorinen
  • Sonata for Flute and Piano - 1960, premiered by Jean Kershaw and Douglas Nordli
  • Symphony III - 1959, premiered by the Orchestra of America, Richard Korn conductor
  • Concertante IV - 1959, premiered at Music in Out Time series 92nd Street YHHA, Howard Shanet conductor, Max Pollikoff and Douglas Nordi soloists
  • Concertante III - 1959, premiered at Union Theological Seminary School, Leonard Raver, Josef Marx, Paul Wolfe, George Grossman, Joan Brockway
  • Musica Duarum Partium Ecclesastica - 1959
  • Symphony II - 1959, premiered on the Music in the Making Series, Cooper Union, Howard Shanet conductor
  • Three Prepositions for Piano - 1958, Written for Vladimir Ussachevsky for publication in New Music Edition
  • Trio Concertante - 1958, premiered by Max Pollikoff, Bob Bloom, Douglas Nordli
  • Three Pieces for String Quartet - 1958, premiered at the Bennington Composers Conference
  • Concerto for Violin and Orchestra - 1958
  • Concertante II for Violin and Chamber Orchestra - 1958, premiered by Vermont Chamber Orchestra, Alan Carter conducting, Max Pollikoff soloist
  • Sonata for Piano - 1958, premiered by Douglas Nordli
  • Spectrum - 1958, for solo violin, brass quintet, piano, premiered by Max Pollikoff, Douglas Nordli, University Brass Ensemble, Philadelphia Music in Our Time series
  • Movement for Wind Quintet - 1958
  • Symphony in One Movement - 1958, Music in the Making series, Cooper Union, Howard Shanet conducting
  • Be Mery All That Be Present - 1957, premiered at the Church of the Transfiguration, NYC, Stuart Gardner director
  • Triptych - 1957, for violin, viola and percussion, Premiered at Music of Our Time series, 92nd Street Y, New York, Max Pollikoff violin, Walter Trampler viola, Mo Goldenberg percussion, William Goldenberg piano
  • Alternating Currents - 1957, antiphonal piecefor chamber orchestra, premiered at the Bennington Composers Conference, Henry Brant, conducting
  • 3 Mass Movements - 1957, for unaccompanied violin, premiered by Max Pollikoff
  • Concertante I for Violin Solo and Strings - 1957, premiered by Vermont Chamber Orchestra, Alan Carter conducting, Max Pollikoff soloist
  • String Quartet - 1957, premiered at the Bennington Composer's Conference, Henry Brant, conducting
  • Wantering in this Place - 1957, for unaccompanied mezzo-soprano, for Betty Tiedemann
  • Dr. Faustus Lights The Lights - 1957, music for Paul Sanasardo's dance adaptation of Gertrude Stein's opera libretto, premiere at Rooftop Theatre, NYC, Leon Hyman conductor
  • Be Mery All That Be Present - 1957, premiered at the Church of the Transformation, New York, Stuart Gardner conductor
  • Music for Orchestra - 1956, premiered by the Columbia University Orchestra, Howard Shanet conductor
  • Wind Quintet #1 - 1956, premiered at the Bennington Composers Conference
  • Subversion - 1956, string septet or orchestra, premiered at the Bennington Composers Conference, Henry Brant, conducting
  • The Descent with Music - 1956, antiphonal pieces, premiered at the Bennington Composers Conference, Henry Brant, conducting
  • Two Tranquil Pieces for Piano - 1956
  • Sonatina for Woodwind Quartet - 1956, premiered at the Bennington Composer's Conference
  • Concert Piece for Piano andString Orchestra - 1956, premiered at the Bennington Composers Conference, Henry Brant, conducting
  • Two Lute Songs of Thomas Campion - 1956, premiered at Town Hall, New York by the Trinity School School Glee Club
  • Homage a Bach - 1955, premiered by Theodore Pierce, organ
  • Prelude and Fugue for Four Percussionists - 1955, premiered the University of Illinois Percussion, Urbana, Paul Price director
  • Song and Dance - 1953, premiered by Charles Wuorinen
  • Te Decet Hymnus - 1954, premiered in Town Hall, New York by Trinity School Glee Club
  • Scherzo - 1953, premiered by Charles Wuorinen

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References[edit]

  • Charles Wuorinen Official site with complete list of compositions, sortable by date, category, instrument, or title