List of compositions by Iannis Xenakis

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This article presents a complete list of compositions by Iannis Xenakis, organized by instrumentation. Within each category, the works are arranged chronologically by year of composition.

Orchestral works[edit]

Vocal[edit]

  • Anastenaria: Procession aux eaux claires, for SATB chorus of 30 voices, male choir of 15 voices, and orchestra (1953)
  • Polla ta dhina, for children's choir and orchestra (1962)
  • Cendrées, for chorus and orchestra (1973–74)
  • Anémoessa, for SATB chorus of 42 or 84 voices and orchestra (1979)
  • Aïs, for amplified baritone, percussion and orchestra (1980)
  • Nekuïa, for SATB chorus of 54 or 80 voices and orchestra (1981)

Stage[edit]

  • Kraanerg, ballet for orchestra and tape (1968)
  • Antikhthon, ballet for orchestra (1971)

Other orchestral[edit]

  • Anastenaria: Le sacrifice (1953)
  • Metastaseis (1953–54, also known as MetastaseisB)
  • Pithoprakta (1955–56)
  • Achorripsis, for an orchestra of 21 instruments (1956–57)
  • Duel, for 2 small orchestras (1959)
  • Syrmos, for string orchestra (1959)
  • Stratégie for 2 orchestras (1959–62)
  • ST/48, 1-240162 (1959–62)
  • Hiketides (les suppliantes d'Eschyle), for brass quartet & 24 strings (1964)
  • Akrata, for wind orchestra (1964–65)
  • Terretektorh (1966)
  • Polytope [de Montréal], for 4 orchestras (1967)
  • Nomos gamma (1967–8)
  • Synaphaï, for piano and orchestra (1969)
  • Eridanos, (1972)
  • Erikhthon, for piano and orchestra (1974)
  • Noomena (1974)
  • Empreintes (1975)
  • Jonchaies (1977)
  • Pour les baleines, for string orchestra (1982)
  • Lichens (1983)
  • Shaar (1983)
  • Alax, for three ensembles of 10 instruments each (1985)
  • Horos (1986)
  • Keqrops, for piano and orchestra (1986)
  • Ata (1987)
  • Tracées (1987)
  • Kyania (1990)
  • Tuorakemsu (1990)
  • Dox-Orkh, for violin and orchestra (1991)
  • Krinoïdi (1991)
  • Roáï (1991)
  • Troorkh, for trombone and orchestra (1991)
  • Mosaïques (1993)
  • Dämmerschein (1993–94)
  • Koïranoï (1994)
  • Ioolkos (1995)
  • Voile, for string orchestra (1995)
  • Sea-Change (1997)
  • O-Mega, for percussion soloist and chamber orchestra (1997)

Vocal works[edit]

Choral[edit]

  • Zyia, for soprano soloist, male chorus, flute and piano (1952, also exists in a version for soprano soloist, flute and piano)
  • Oresteïa, for chorus and 12 instruments (1965–66)
  • Medea, for male voices and 5 instruments (1967)
  • Nuits, for SATB chorus of 12 voices (1967–68)
  • À Colone, for male or female voices and 3 instruments (1977)
  • À Hélène, for female voices (1977)
  • Pour la Paix, for SATB chorus, two male speakers, two female speakers, and tape (1981)
  • Serment-Orkos, for SATB chorus of 32 or more voices (1981)
  • Chant des Soleils, for SATB chorus, children's choir, brass ensemble and percussion (1983)
  • Idmen A/Idmen B, for SATB chorus of 64 or more voices and percussion (1985)
  • Knephas, for SATB chorus of 32 or more voices (1990)
  • Pu wijnuej we fyp, for children's choir (1992)
  • Les Bacchantes, for bariton soloist, female voices and 9 instruments (1993)
  • Sea–Nymphs, for SATB chorus of 24 or more voices (1994)

Other vocal[edit]

  • N'shima, for two mezzo-soprano or alto soloists, 2 horns, 2 trombones and cello (1975)
  • Akanthos, for soprano, flute, clarinet, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass (1977)
  • Pour Maurice, for baritone and piano (1982)
  • Kassandra, for baritone/psalterion and percussion (1987, an additional movement for Oresteïa)
  • La déesse Athéna, for baritone soloist, piccolo, oboe, E-flat clarinet, doublebass clarinet, contrabassoon, horn, piccolo trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion and cello (1992, an additional movement for Oresteïa)

Chamber music[edit]

With piano[edit]

  • Eonta, for 2 trumpets, 3 trombones and piano (1963–64)
  • Palimpsest, for English horn, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, percussion, piano and string quintet (1979)
  • Dikhthas, for violin and piano (1979)
  • Thalleïn, for piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, piccolo trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano and string quintet (1984)
  • Akea, for piano and string quartet (1986)
  • Paille in the Wind, for cello and piano (1992)
  • Plektó, for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and cello (1993)

For string ensemble[edit]

  • ST/4, 1-080262, for string quartet (1956–62, transcription of ST/48, 1-240162)
  • Analogique A, for string ensemble (1958, must be performed with tape work Analogique B)
  • Aroura, for string ensemble of 12 players (1971)
  • Retours-Windungen, for 12 cellos (1976)
  • Ikhoor, for string trio (1978)
  • Tetras, for string quartet (1983)
  • Tetora, for string quartet (1990)
  • Ergma, for string quartet (1994)
  • Hunem-Iduhey, for violin and cello (1996)
  • Ittidra, for string sextet (1996)
  • Roscobeck, for cello and double bass (1996)

For percussion ensemble[edit]

  • Persephassa, for 6 percussionists (1969)
  • Pléïades, for 6 percussionists (1979)
  • Okho, for 3 djembés (1989)

Other chamber[edit]

  • ST/10, 1-080262, for clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 horns, harp, percussion and string quartet (1956–62)
  • Morsima-Amorsima, for piano, violin, cello and double bass (1962)
  • Atrées, for flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 percussionists, violin and cello (1962)
  • Anaktoria, for clarinet, bassoon, horn, string quartet and double bass (1969)
  • Charisma, for clarinet and cello (1971)
  • Linaia-Agon, for horn, trombone and tuba (1972)
  • Phlegra, for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello and double bass (1975)
  • Epeï, for English horn, clarinet, trumpet, 2 trombones and double bass (1976)
  • Dmaathen, for oboe and percussion (1976)
  • Komboï, for amplified harpsichord and percussion (1981)
  • Khal Perr, for brass quintet and 2 percussionists (1983)
  • Nyûyô, for shakuhachi, sangen and 2 koto (1985)
  • À l'île de Gorée, for amplified harpsichord, piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet and string quintet (1986)
  • Jalons, for piccolo, oboe, bass clarinet, doublebass clarinet, contrabassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, harp, string quintet (1987)
  • XAS, for saxophone quartet (1987)
  • Waarg, for piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba and string quintet (1988)
  • Échange, for solo bass clarinet, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba and string quintet (1989)
  • Epicycles, for solo cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, 2 violins, viola and double bass (1989)
  • Oophaa, for harpsichord and percussion (1989)
  • Mnamas Kharin Witoldowi Lutoslavskiemu, for 2 horns and 2 trumpets (1994)
  • Kaï, for flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello and double bass (1995)
  • Kuïlenn, for flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons and 2 horns (1995)
  • Zythos, for trombone and six percussionists (1996)

Solo instrumental[edit]

For piano[edit]

For string instrument[edit]

  • Nomos Alpha, for cello (1965–66)
  • Mikka, for violin (1971)
  • Theraps, for double bass (1975–76)
  • Mikka 'S', for violin (1976)
  • Kottos, for cello (1977)
  • Embellie, for viola (1981)

Other solo instrumental[edit]

  • Gmeeoorh, for organ (1974)
  • Psappha, for percussion (1975)
  • Khoaï, for harpsichord (1976)
  • Naama, for amplified harpsichord (1984)
  • Keren, for trombone (1986)
  • Rebonds, for percussion (1988)

Tape[edit]

  • Diamorphoses, 2-track (1957–58)
  • Concret PH, 2-track (1958)
  • Analogique B, 2-track (1958–59, to be performed with the chamber work Analogique A)
  • Orient-Occident, 2-track (1960, film score)
  • The Thessaloniki World Fair, 1-track (1961)
  • Bohor, 8-track (1962)
  • Hibiki-Hana-Ma, 12-track (Polytope of Osaka, 1969–70)
  • Persépolis, 8-track (Polytope of Persepolis, 1971)
  • Polytope de Cluny, 8-track (1972)
  • Polytope II (1974)
  • La légende d'Eer (Diatope), 4- or 8-track (1977)

Created using UPIC[edit]

  • Mycenae alpha, 2-track (Polytope of Mycenae, 1978)
  • Taurhiphanie, 2-track (1987)
  • Voyage absolu des Unari vers Andromède, 2-track (1989)

Created using dynamic stochastic synthesis[edit]

  • GENDY3, 2-track (1991)
  • S.709, 2-track (1994)

Unpublished or withdrawn[edit]

This section lists early pieces by Xenakis that have not been published during his lifetime, and works that were withdrawn from the catalogue by the composer himself, for various reasons.

  • Untitled piece for piano (February 1949, revised in June)
  • Untitled piece for piano (March 1949)
  • Untitled piece for piano (27 May 1949)
  • Untitled piece for piano (October 1949)
  • Menuet, for piano
  • Air populaire, for piano
  • Allegro molto, for piano
  • Untitled piece for piano (January 1950)
  • Mélodie, for piano
  • Untitled piece for piano (April 1950)
  • Untitled piece for piano (15 June 1950)
  • Andante, for piano
  • Thème et conséquences, for piano (1951, unpublished)
  • Dhipli zyia, for violin and cello (1951, unpublished)
  • Tripli zyia, for flute, voice and piano (1952, unpublished)
  • Trois poèmes, for voice and piano (1952, unpublished)
  • La colombe de la paix, for alto soloist and SATB chorus (1953, unpublished)
  • Stamatis Katotakis, for soloist and male voices (1953, unpublished)
  • Vasarely, tape (1960, film score, withdrawn)
  • Formes rouges, tape (1961, film score, withdrawn)
  • Amorsima-Morsima (1956–62, withdrawn)
  • GENDY301, tape (1991, withdrawn)
  • Erod, tape (1997, withdrawn, created using UPIC in collaboration with Brigitte Robindoré)

References[edit]

  • Hoffmann, Peter. "Xenakis, Iannis", Grove Music Online, ed. L. Macy (accessed 17 December 2006), grovemusic.com (subscription access).
  • Mâche, François-Bernard. 2000. L'hellénisme de Xenakis, in Un demi-siècle de musique … et toujours contemporaine. Paris, l'Harmattan, pp. 302–321. (French)

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