List of compositions by Thomas Adès

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This is a list of compositions by the composer Thomas Adès[1][2] sorted by genre, date of composition, opus number, title and scoring.

Genre Date Opus Title Scoring Notes
Vocal 1989 Lover in WinterThe Lover in Winter, 4 Songs for countertenor and piano
Vocal 1990 01 Five Eliot Landscapes for soprano and piano words by T. S. Eliot
Vocal 1990 Aubade for soprano solo words by Philip Larkin
Orchestral 1990 02 Chamber Symphony for chamber ensemble of 15 players
Choral 1990 03 Anthems
  1. O thou who didst with pitfall and gin
  2. Gefriolsae Me
for male voices1. for male voices
2. for male voices and organ
words from Rubaiyat1. words from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translated by Edward FitzGerald
2. Psalm 51
Chamber music 1991 04 Catch for clarinet, violin, cello and piano
Choral 1992 05 Fool's Rhymes for mixed chorus, harp, prepared piano, organ and percussion words from sermons of John Donne, anonymous Elizabethian and 14th-century poetry
Keyboard: organ 1992 06 Under Hamelin Hill for organ (1–3 players)
Keyboard: piano 1992 Darknesse Visible for piano after John Dowland
Chamber music 1992 Le Diable au Corps for oboe, bassoon and piano withdrawn
Keyboard: piano 1991–1992 07 Still Sorrowing for piano
Vocal 1993 08 Life Story for soprano, 2 bass clarinets and double bass words by Tennessee Williams
arranged for soprano and piano as Op. 8a
Orchestral 1993 09 Living Toys for chamber ensemble of 14 players
Orchestral 1993 10 but all shall be well...but all shall be well for orchestra 2nd version for reduced orchestra
Chamber music 1993 11 Sonata da Caccia for baroque oboe (or oboe), horn, harpsichord
Orchestral 1994 13 Origin of the HarpThe Origin of the Harp for chamber ensemble of 10 players
Chamber music 1994 Les baricades mistérieuses for clarinet, bass clarinet, viola, cello and double bass arrangement of music by François Couperin
Chamber music 1995 Cardiac Arrest for clarinet, bass clarinet, viola, cello, double bass and piano 4-hands
Chamber music 1994 12 Arcadiana for violins2 violins, viola and cello
Opera 1995 14 Powder Her Face for soloists and ensemble of 15 players libretto by Philip Hensher; in 2 acts and 8 scenes
Keyboard: piano 1995–1996 15 Traced Overhead for piano
Keyboard: piano 1995–1996 Etude for piano withdrawn
Orchestral 1996 16 These Premises Are Alarmed for orchestra
Orchestral 1997 17 Asyla for orchestra winner of the 2000 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition
Concertante 1997 18 Concerto Conciso for piano and 10 players
Choral 1997 Fayrfax CarolThe Fayrfax Carol for mixed chorus with optional organ words by 15th-century anonymous poets
Vocal 1999 19 America: A Prophecy for mezzo-soprano and orchestra with chorus ad libitum words adapted from Chilam Balam, and La Guerra by Matteo Flexa
Choral 1999 January Writ for mixed chorus and organ
Chamber music 2000 20 Piano Quintet for violins2 violins, viola, cello and piano
Vocal 2001 21 Brahms for baritone and orchestra words by Alfred Brendel
Opera 2003–2004 22 TempestThe Tempest for soloists, chorus and orchestra libretto by Meredith Oakes based on the play by William Shakespeare; in 3 acts
Vocal 2004 22a Scenes from The Tempest for soloists and orchestra words by Meredith Oakes after William Shakespeare
Concertante 2005 24 Concerto Concentric Paths for violin and chamber orchestra
Chamber music 2005 Court Studies from The Tempest for clarinet, violin, cello and piano
Orchestral 2006 Studies from Couperin3 Studies from Couperin for chamber orchestra after music by François Couperin
Orchestral 2007 Tevot for orchestra
Orchestral 2007 Dances from Powder Her Face
  1. Overture
  2. Waltz
  3. Finale
for orchestra orchestral enhancement of selections from the opera Powder Her Face
former title: Overture, Waltz and Finale from Powder Her Face
Concertante 2008 In Seven Days for piano and orchestra with moving image by Tal Rosner
Keyboard: piano 2009 Concert Paraphrase on Powder Her Face for piano
Chamber music 2009 26 Lieux Retrouvés for cello and piano
Keyboard: piano 2009 27 Mazurkas3 Mazurkas for piano
Chamber music 2010 28 Four QuartersThe Four Quarters
  1. Nightfalls
  2. Serenade: Morning Dew
  3. Days
  4. The Twenty-fifth Hour
for violins2 violins, viola and cello
Orchestral 2010 Polaris for orchestra with moving image by Tal Rosner[3][4]
Keyboard: piano 2012 Thrift for piano
Orchestral 2013 Totentanz for mezzo-soprano, baritone and orchestra
Keyboard: piano 2015 Variations for Blanca for piano
Opera 2016   The Exterminating Angel   after Luis Buñuel's 1962 film El ángel exterminador