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Michael Torke

Chronological List of Works

1998
  • Jasper for orchestra.
  • Lucent Variations for orchestra.
1997
  • Pentecost for soprano, organ and string orchestra, in three movements, using text from Acts 2:17, 19 - 21. Commissioned by St Mary' Parish of Elm Grove, Wisconsin to celebrate their 150th anniversary as well as to celebrate the building and installation of their new organ. Completed on 1st November.
  • Overnight Mail in three movements: 1. Priority, 2 Standard and 3. Saturday Delivery, for three saxophones, three trumpets, three trombones, flute, horn, piano and string bass. Commissioned by Orkest de Volharding. Completed April 1st.
  • Change of Address for five winds, 3 brass, two keyboards, percussion and string quintet. Commissioned by Channel 4 UK, instrumental tracks drawn from studio recording prior to filming and edited to make six movements.
  • Brick Symphony for full orchestra. Commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Completed February.
1996
  • Book of Proverbs for orchestra choir, soprano and baritone soloist.
  • Great Crossing for String Quartet.Commissioned by the Smith Quartet.
  • Sprite for Flute and Piano. Written as a "Valentine" for a recital given by Carol Wincenc on Feb 14th 1996.
1995
  • The Blue Pages for flute clarinet, violin, cello and piano.
  • The White Pages for flute clarinet, violin, cello and piano. Commissioned by Present Music.
  • Telephone Book suite comprising The Yellow Pages, The Blue Pages and The White Pages.
  • December for string orchestra.
  • July for saxophone quartet.Commissioned by the Apollo Saxophone Quartet. Boosey and Hawkes catalogue no. ISMN M051 10458 1
  • Flint for mixed ensemble.Commissioned by Alvin Ailey.
1994
  • Bone for mixed ensemble
  • Javelin for orchestra. Boosey and Hawkes Study Score: ISMN M 051 21245 3
  • Nylon for solo guitar and chamber orchestra
1993
  • Four Proverbs for female voice and ensemble. Commissioned by Kevin Stalheim for Present Music. First performed in Milwaukee, May 28th 1993.
  • King of Hearts opera for television. Commissioned by Channel 4 UK.
  • Chrome for flute and piano
  • Piano Concerto
  • Saxophone Concerto Boosey and Hawkes Catalogue no. (Arrangement for Saxophone and Piano: ISMN M 051 32320 3
1992
  • Music on the Floor for chamber ensemble
  • Chalk for string quartet
  • Run for orchestra
  • Monday and Tuesday for chamber ensemble
1991
  • Red for orchestra
1990
  • Mass for baritone solo, chorus and chamber orchestra. Boosey and Hawkes Catalogue no. ISMN M 051 28488 7
  • Bronze for piano and orchestra
1989
  • Ash for orchestra or chamber orchestra. Commissioned by the St Paul Chamber Orchestra with support from the Jerome Foundation. First performance February 3rd 1989 in St Paul, conducted by John Adams. Boosey and Hawkes Catalogue no: Study Score: ISMN M 051 21138 8
  • Slate for concertante group and orchestra
  • Rust for piano and wind instruments
1988
  • Black & White for orchestra (Ballet)
  • Copper for brass quintet and orchestra
1987
  • Purple for orchestra
  • Adjustable Wrench for ensemble.
    Boosey and Hawkes Catalogue no: Study Score: ISMN M 051 21155 5
1986
  • Green for orchestra
  • The Directions chamber opera
1985
  • Ecstatic Orange for orchestra. Boosey and Hawkes Catalogue no: Study Score: ISMN M 051 21123 4
  • The Yellow Pages for flute/piccolo, clarinet, violin, cello and piano. Boosey and Hawkes Catalogue no: Study Score: ISMN M 051 21129 5
  • Bright Blue Music for orchestra.Commissioned by the New York Youth Orchestra. Boosey and Hawkes Catalogue no: Study Score: ISMN M 051 21154 8
  • The Harlequins Are Looking At You for piano trio is a chamber version of Bright Blue Music)
1984
  • Vanada for brass, keyboards and percussion. Boosey and Hawkes Catalogue no: Study Score: ISMN M 051 21128 9
1983
  • Ceremony of Innocence for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano
1982
  • Laetus for piano. Boosey and Hawkes Catalogue no: ISMN M 051 28488 7

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