List of compositions by Giacinto Scelsi

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This is a list of compositions by Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi (1905–1988).

First period (1929–48)[edit]

  • Chemin du coeur (for violin and piano) - 1929
  • Rotative (Symphonic poem for three pianos, winds and percussion) - 1929
    • (version for 2 pianos and percussion) - 1938
  • 50 Preludes in 4 series (for piano) - 1930–40
  • 6 Pieces from "Paralipomeni" (for piano) 1930–40
  • Dialogo (for cello and piano) - 1932
  • Sinfonietta (for orchestra) - 1932
  • Tre canti di primavera (for voice and piano) - 1933
  • L'amour et le crane (for voice and piano) - 1933
  • Tre canti (for voice and piano) - 1933
  • Suite No. 2 (for piano) - 1934
  • Toccata (for piano) - 1934
  • Poems (for piano) - 1934/39
  • Sonata (for violin and piano) - 1934
  • Concertino (for piano and orchestra) - 1934
  • Trio No. 1 (for violin, cello and piano) - 1936
  • Preludio, Ariosa e Fuga (for orchestra) - 1936
  • Suite No. 5 (for piano) - unknown
  • Suite No. 6 "I Capricci di Ty" (for piano) - 1938/39
  • Hispania (Triptych for piano) - 1939
  • Sonata No. 1 (for piano) - unknown
  • Sonata No. 2 (for piano) - 1939
  • Sonata No. 3 (for piano) - 1939
  • Sonata No. 4 (for piano) - unknown
  • Trio No. 2 (for violin, cello and piano) - 1939
  • Variations (for piano) - 1940
  • Variations and Fugue (for piano) - 1941
  • Ballata (for cello and piano) - 1943
  • String Quartet No. 1 - 1944
    • (version for string orchestra) - 1962
  • Introduction and Fugue (for string orchestra) - 1945
  • La Nascita del Verbo (Cantata for mixed chorus and orchestra) - 1948
  • Trio (for vibraphone, marimba and percussion) - 1950

Second period (1952–59)[edit]

  • Suite No. 8 "Bot-Ba: Evocation of Tibet with its monasteries on high mountain summits: Tibetan rituals, prayers and dances" (for piano) - 1952
  • Quattro Illustrazioni "Four illustrations of the metamorphoses of Vishnu" (for piano) - 1953
  • Cinque incantesimi (for piano) - 1953
  • Suite No. 9 "Ttai: A succession of episodes which alternatively express time - or more precisely, time in motion and man as symbolized by cathedrals or monasteries, with the sound of the sacred 'Om'" (for piano) - 1953
  • Piccola suite (for flute and clarinet) - 1953
  • Suite No. 10 "Ka: The word 'ka' has many meanings, but the principal one is 'essence'" (for piano) - 1954
  • Pwyll (for flute) - 1954
  • Three studies (for Eb clarinet) - 1954
  • Preghiera per un'ombra (for Bb clarinet) - 1954
  • Divertimento No. 2 (for violin) - 1954
  • Yamaon (for bass voice and alto sax, baritone sax, contrabassoon, double bass, percussion) - 1954–58
  • Action Music (for piano) - 1955
  • Divertimento No. 3 (for violin) - 1955
  • Divertimento No. 4 (for violin) - 1955
  • Coelocanth (for viola) - 1955
  • Hyxos (for alto flute in G, 2 gongs and cow-bell) - 1955
  • Suite No. 11 (for piano) - 1956
  • Four Pieces (for trumpet) - 1956
  • Three Pieces (for saxophone or bass trumpet) - 1956
  • Four Pieces (for horn in F) - 1956
  • Ixor (for reed; Bb clarinet, oboe) - 1956
  • Divertimento No. 5 (for violin) - 1956
  • Three Studies (for viola) - 1956
  • Three Pieces (for trombone) - 1957
  • Trilogy "Triphon, Dithome, Ygghur" (for cello) - 1957–61/65
  • Rucke di guck (for piccolo and oboe) - 1957
  • String Trio - 1958
  • I presagi [The Forebodings] (for 10 instruments: 9 brass and percussion) - 1958
  • Tre canti popolari (for four-voice mixed choir) - 1958
  • Tre canti sacri (for eight-voice mixed choir) - 1958
  • Kya (for Bb clarinet solo, and seven instruments) - 1959
  • Quattro pezzi su una nota sola [Four pieces each on a single note] (for chamber orchestra) - 1959

Third period (1960–69)[edit]

  • Ho "Four Songs" (for soprano voice) - 1960
  • Wo-Ma (for bass voice) - 1960
  • Hurqualia "A Different Realm" (for large orchestra, with amplified instruments) - 1960
  • String Quartet No. 2 - 1961
  • Aion "Four Episodes in one Day of Brahma" (for orchestra) - 1961
  • Taiagaru "Five Invocations" (for soprano voice) - 1962
  • Lilitu (for female voice solo) - 1962
  • Riti "Ritual March" (version for Achilles, for four percussionists) - 1962
    • (version for Alexander, for tuba, double bass, contrabassoon, electric organ & percussion) - 1962
    • (version for Carl the Great, for cello and 2 percussionists) - 1967
  • Khoom "Seven episodes of an unwritten tale of love and death in a distant land" (for soprano voice, horn, string quartet & percussion) - 1962
  • 20 Canti del Capricorno (for soprano) - 1962–72
  • String Quartet No. 3 - 1963
  • Hymnos (for large orchestra) - 1963
  • Chukrum (for string orchestra) - 1963
  • Xnoybis "The ability of energy to ascend to the spirit" (for violin) - 1964
  • String Quartet No. 4 - 1964
  • Yliam (for female choir) - 1964
  • Duo (for violin and cello) - 1965
    • (version for violin and double bass) - 1977
  • Anahit "Lyric Poem on the name of Venus" (for violin and 18 instruments) - 1965
  • Anagamin "The one who is faced with a choice between going back and refusing to" (for 11 strings) - 1965
  • Ko-Lho (for flute and clarinet) - 1966
  • Elegia per Ty (for viola and cello) - 1958/66
  • Ohoi "The Creative Principles" (for 16 strings) - 1966
  • Uaxuctum "The Legend of the Maya City which destroyed itself for religious reasons" (for 4 vocal soloists, ondes martenot solo, mixed choir and orchestra) - 1966
  • Ko-Tha "Three Dances of Shiva" (for guitar) - 1967
    • (version for double bass) - 1972
    • (version for six-string cello) - 1978
  • Manto I, II, III (for viola and female voice) - 1967
  • Ckckc (for soprano voice and mandolin) - 1967
  • Natura renovatur (for 11 strings) - 1967
  • Tkrdg (for 6-voice male choir, electric guitar and percussion) - 1968
  • Okanagon "Okanagon is like a rite, or if you will, like grasping the heartbeat of the Earth" (for harp, tamtam & double bass) - 1968
  • Konx-Om-Pax "Three aspects of sound: as the first motion of the immovable, as creative force, as the syllable 'om'" (for mixed choir, and orchestra) - 1969

Fourth period (1970–85)[edit]

  • Il est grand temps (for voice) - 1970
  • Même si je voyais (for voice) - 1970
  • Three Latin Prayers (for voice) - 1970
  • Antifona "on the name of Jesus" (for male choir) - 1970
  • Nuits (2 pieces; for double bass) - 1972
  • Pranam I "In memory of the tragic losses of Jani and Sia Christou" (for soprano voice, 12 instruments & tape) - 1972
  • L'âme ailée (for violin) - 1973
  • L'âme ouverte (for violin) - 1973
  • Arc-en-ciel (for two violins) - 1973
  • Sauh I & II (for two female voices) - 1973
  • Sauh III & IV (for four female voices) - 1973
  • Pranam II (for nine instruments) - 1973
  • Voyages (2 pieces; for cello) - 1974
  • Et maintenant c'est à vous de jouer (for cello and double bass) - 1974
  • Kshara (for two double basses) - unknown
  • To the master "Two improvisations" (for cello and piano) - 1974
  • Manto "per quattro" (for voice, flute, trombone and cello) - 1974
  • In Nomine Lucis (2 pieces; for electric organ) - 1974
  • Aitsi (for electronically prepared piano) - 1974
    • (version as String Quartet No. 5) - 1985
  • Le réveil profond (for double bass) 1977
  • Pfhat "A flash... and the sky opened!" (for mixed choir and large orchestra) - 1974
  • Dharana (for Cello and Double Bass) - 1975
  • Maknongan (for low-voice instrument: double bass, contrabassoon, etc.) - 1976

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