List of compositions by Frederic Rzewski

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This is a list of compositions by Frederic Rzewski.

Stage[edit]

  • The Persians (1985)
  • The Triumph of Death (1987–88)

Orchestral[edit]

  • Nature Morte, for small orchestra (1964)
  • A Long Time Man, for piano and orchestra (1979)
  • Satyrica, for guitar, double bass, piano, synthesizer, vibraphone, percussion, and symphony band (1983)
  • Una Breve Storia d'Estate, for three flutes and orchestra (1983)
  • Scratch Symphony (1997)
  • Movable Types (1999)

Chamber[edit]

  • Speculum Dianae, for any eight improvisational players (1964)
  • Selfportrait, for any player (1964)
  • Prose Pieces, for improvisational ensemble (1967–68)
  • Les Moutons de Panurge, for any number of melody instruments (1968)
  • Last Judgment, for trombone or any number of unison trombones (1969)
  • Second Structure, for improvisational ensemble (1972)
  • Song and Dance, for flute, bass clarinet, double bass, and vibraphone (1976)
  • Thirteen Instrumental Studies, for a variable ensemble (1972–77)
  • Moonrise with Memories, for bass trombone and ensemble (1978)
  • Three Pieces, for soprano saxophone, trombone, and piano (1979)
  • Aria, for flute (1981)
  • Pennywhistlers, for recorder (1981)
  • Wails, for bass clarinet, piano, and two percussion (1984)
  • Lost and Found, for any player and percussion (1985)
  • To the Earth, for any player and percussion (1985)
  • Spots, for any four players (1986)
  • Don't Have it Today, for any player and double bass (1986)
  • The Lost Melody, for clarinet, piano, and two percussion (1989)
  • Roses, for flute, clarinet, trumpet, tuba, violin, cello, accordion, and percussion (1989)
  • Aerial Tarts, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and two percussion (1990)
  • Whangdoodles, for hammer dulcimer, violin, and piano (1990)
  • Shtick, for clarinet (1990)
  • Knight, for cello (1992)
  • Holes, for any four to eight players (1993)
  • Crusoe, for any four to twelve players (1993)
  • Histories, for four saxophones (1993)
  • Whimwhams, for marimba and string quartet (1993)
  • Family Scenes, for flute, three saxophones, French horn, three trumpets, two trombones, bass trombone, double bass, and piano (1995)
  • When the Wind Blows, for flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, flügelhorn, trombone, guitar, double bass, and piano (1996)
  • Spiritus, for four recorders and percussion (1997)
  • ForHanns, for flute, clarinet, cello, and piano (1998)
  • Trio, for violin, cello, and piano (1998)
  • Main Drag, for any nine players (1999)
  • Cradle Rock, for flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, flügelhorn, trombone, guitar, double bass, for piano (1999)
  • Pocket Symphony, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion (2000)
  • 96, for five players (2003)
  • Hard Cuts for piano and ensemble (2011)

Solo[edit]

Fall of the Empire, for solo percussionist, spoken word and multi percussion (2007)

Choral[edit]

  • Requiem, Part 1, for speaker, male chorus, Jew's harp, piano, organ, tubular bells, bull-roarer, woodblock, and radio (1963–67)
  • Struggle Song, for mixed chorus (1973)
  • Le silence des Espaces Infinis, for female chorus, any player, seven orchestral groups, and tape (1980)
  • Stop the War!, for mixed chorus (1995)
  • Stop the Testing!, for mixed chorus (1995)

Vocal[edit]

  • Jefferson, for voice and piano (1970)
  • Freud, for voice (1970)
  • Coming Together, for speaker and variable ensemble (1971)
  • Attica, for speaker and variable ensemble (1972)
  • Struggle Song, for voice and variable ensemble (1973)
  • The Price of Oil, for two voices, eight amplified pipe ensembles, and any two similar ensembles (1980)
  • Snacks, for voice, mixed chorus ad libitum, and any ensemble ad libitum (1981)
  • Antigone-Legend, for voice and piano (1982)
  • Songs, for voice and piano (1973–83)
  • Mayakovsky, for speaker, piano, and string quartet (1984)
  • Mary's Dream, for soprano, contrabass clarinet, cello, piano, and percussion (1984)
  • Force, for two speakers, any two wind instruments, any two plucked instruments, two noisemakers, and weigher ad libitum (1985)
  • The Waves, for speaker and variable ensemble (1988)
  • Tinkleberries, for voice and any number of players (1980–90)
  • The Burghers of Rostock, for voice and piano (1992)
  • Snippets, for speaker and piano (1994)
  • Logique, for voice, flute, cello, and piano (1997)

Piano[edit]

  • Chain of Thought (1953)
  • Tabakrauch (1954)
  • Preludes (1957)
  • Poem (1958)
  • Introduction and Sonata, for two pianos (1959)
  • Study 2 (Dreams) (1961)
  • Falling Music (1971)
  • No Place to Go but around (1974)
  • 36 Variations on 'The People United Will Never Be Defeated!' (1975)
  • Four Pieces (1977)
  • Squares (1978)
  • North American Ballads (1978–79)
    • Dreadful Memories
    • Which Side are You on?
    • Down by the Riverside
    • Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
  • The Housewife's Lament, (originally for harpsichord rewritten for piano) (1980)
  • A Machine, for two pianos (1984)
  • Eggs (1986)
  • Steptangle (1986)
  • The Turtle and the Crane (1988)
  • Mayn Yingele (1988)
  • Fantasy (1989)
  • Bumps (1990)
  • Ludes (1990–91)
  • Sonata (1991)
  • De Profundis (1991–92)
  • Andante con Moto (1992)
  • A Life (1992)
  • Night Crossing with Fisherman, for two pianos (1994)
  • Fougues (1994)
  • The Road (1995–2003)
    • Turns (1995)
    • Tracks (1996)
    • Tramps (1997)
    • Stops (1998)
    • A Few (1999)
    • Travelling with Children (1999)
    • Final Preparations (1999–2002)
    • The Big Day Arrives (2002–03)
  • Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier (2003)
  • Cadenza (2003)
  • Dust (2003)
  • Nanosonatas (2006-2010)
  • Dreams, Part I (2014)
  • Dreams, Part II (2015)

Other[edit]

  • Zoologischer Garten, for tape (1965)