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Four Songs

upon "Four Songs" by Elizabeth Bishop
2021
FOR
baritone, bass clarinet, trumpet and trombone
DURATION
12'
COMMISSION
Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation for Loadbang - New York
FIRST PERFORMANCE
10.6.21, Buffalo, June in Buffalo, Loadbang (Jeffrey Gavett, Andy Kozar, William Lang, Adrian Sandi)
PUBLISHER
CATALOGUE NUMBER
142318

De Tinieblas

sulle Tres Lecciones de Tinieblas di José Ángel Valente
2019-20
FOR
mixed choir and live electronics
DETAILED INSTRUMENTATIO
S.S. A.A. T.T. B.B. (24-32 singers)
DURATION
40'
COMMISSION
MinistĂšre de la Culture (France) - IRCAM
FIRST PERFORMANCE
9.6.20, Paris, Philharmonie, ManiFeste 2020, SWR Vokalensemble Suttgart, Yuval Weinberg (conductor), Thomas Goepfer, Benoît Meudic (IRCAM sound designers)
PUBLISHER
CATALOGUE NUMBER
142110
FOR
mezzo-soprano and piano
DURATION
15'
FIRST PERFORMANCE
26.11.19 Padua, Auditorium Pollini, Centro d’Arte degli Studenti dell’università di Padova, Sophie Klussmann (mezzo-soprano), Aldo Orvieto (piano)
PUBLISHER
CATALOGUE NUMBER
142018

Liebesverrat

Lieder und innere Stimmen d'aprĂšs Robert Schumann fĂŒr drei SĂ€nger und Orchester herausgearbeitet von Stefano Gervasoni
2018
FOR
soprano, tenor, baritone and orchestra
DETAILED INSTRUMENTATIO
2.2.2.2./4.2.3.1./perc.I.II.II.IV./celesta, harp and strings (12.10.8.6.4.)
DURATION
35'
COMMISSION
GĂŒrzenich-Orchester Köln
FIRST PERFORMANCE
28.10.2018, Cologne, â€‹Kölner Philharmonie, â€‹Camilla Tilling (soprano), Martin Mitterrutzner (tenor), Stephan Genz (baritone), Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, â€‹Philipp von Steinaecker (conductor)
PUBLISHER
CATALOGUE NUMBER
141837
FOR
mezzo-soprano and piano
DURATION
9'
COMMISSION
Internationaler Musikwettbewerb der ARD 2018
FIRST PERFORMANCE
29.1.19, New York, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, ​The Juilliard School, Focus Festival 2019: On the Air!, Kady Evanyshyn (mezzo-soprano), Christopher Reynolds, piano
PUBLISHER
CATALOGUE NUMBER
141827

In die Luft geschrieben

upon Grabschriften in die Luft geschrieben and other posthumous epitaphs by Nelly Sachs
2017-18
FOR
mezzo-soprano, harp, celesta, percussion and string orchestra
DURATION
45'
COMMISSION
MĂŒnchener Kammerorchester
FIRST PERFORMANCE
22.2.18, Munich, Prinzregententheater, Münchener Kammerorchester 2017-18 Musical Season, Charlotte Hellekant (mezzo-soprano), Münchener Kammerorchester, Clemens Schuldt (conductor)
PUBLISHER
CATALOGUE NUMBER
141748

The triple foole

quattro madrigali a cinque voci su testi di John Donne
2017
FOR
vocal ensemble (S. MS. CT. T. B.)
DURATION
14'
COMMISSION
Milano Musica
FIRST PERFORMANCE
25.11.17, Milan, Teatro Girolamo, Milano Musica Festival, Exaudi Vocal Ensemble
CATALOGUE NUMBER
S. 15524 Z.

Dodici sonetti di CamÔes

da "Com que voz"
2007-09/2017
FOR
bass-baritone and large ensemble
DETAILED INSTRUMENTATIO
bass-baritone, flute (also piccolo and G-Flute), oboe (also English horn), clarinet in B flat (also basset horn and bass clarinet), bassoon (also Contrabassoon), horn in F, trumpet in B flat (also piccolo trumpet in B flat), trombone (also bass trumpet in B flat), percussion I, percussion II, Cimbalom and Percussion III, Portuguese guitar, Spanish guitar, harp, accordion, piano (also celesta - five octaves), violin I, violin II, viola, violoncello and double-bass
DURATION
31'
FIRST PERFORMANCE
8.4.17, Kiev, Plivka, Ukho Ensemble Season 2016 - 2017, Frank Wörner (baritone), Ukho Ensemble, Luigi Gaggero (conductor)
CATALOGUE NUMBER
S. 13757 Z.

Yoru no hibiki, yama no naka yori

Musica notturna dal silenzio della montagna, su versi di Saigyƍ, per voce e quartetto d’archi
2016
FOR
voice and string quartet
DURATION
13'
COMMISSION
Mrs Ryoko Aoki
FIRST PERFORMANCE
1.09.16, Tokyo, Umberto Agnelli Hall, Italian Cultural Institute Tokyo, Italy meets Noh!, Ryoko Aoki (voice), Quatuor Diotima
CATALOGUE NUMBER
S. 15242 Z.

Fu verso o forse fu inverno

sei liriche di Lorenzo Calogero
2016
FOR
mezzosoprano, piano and live electronics
DURATION
about 17'
FIRST PERFORMANCE
26.5.16, Paris, Hôtel de Galliffet, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Monica Bacelli (mezzosoprano), Giulio Biddau (piano), Marco Liuni, Alvise Vidolin (live electronics)
CATALOGUE NUMBER
S. 15094 Z.

Fado errĂĄtico

a song concert upon fados by AmĂĄlia Rodriguez
2007-15
FOR
for female voice, large ensemble and live electronics
DETAILED INSTRUMENTATIO
fado singer (female), flute (also piccolo and G-flute), oboe (also English horn), clarinet in B flat (also basset horn and bass clarinet), bassoon (also contrabassoon), horn in F, trumpet in B flat (also piccolo trumpet in B flat), trombone (also bass trumpet in B flat), percussion I, percussion II, cimbalom and percussion III, Portuguese guitar, Spanish guitar, harp, accordion, piano (also celesta - five octaves), violin I, violin II, viola, violoncello, double-bass (five strings) and live electronics
DURATION
65'
COMMISSION
IRCAM-Centre Pompidou
FIRST PERFORMANCE
15.3.15, Orléans, Scène Nationale d'Orléans, Salle Barrault, Cristina Branco (voice), Ensemble Cairn, Guillaume Bourgogne (conductor), Thomas Goepfer (live electronics)
CATALOGUE NUMBER
S. 14830 Z.

Di dolci aspre catene

quattro madrigali a cinque voci su testi di Torquato Tasso
2013-14/2017
FOR
vocal ensemble (S. MS. CT. T. B.)
DURATION
12'
COMMISSION
Exaudi with funding from Diaphonique, a Franco-British contemporary music fund supported by the Institut Français, the Sacem, the Bureauexport de la Musique, the British Council and MinistÚre de la Culture et de la Communication
FIRST PERFORMANCE
18.10.14, London, Bishopsgate Institute, Grate Hall, Exposure 2014, Exaudi Vocal Ensemble
CATALOGUE NUMBER
S. 14496 Z.

Romper del dĂ­a

sei poesie di José Ángel Valente per controtenore e corno
2014
FOR
countertenor and french horn
DURATION
13'
COMMISSION
French Ministry of Culture and Cumulus
FIRST PERFORMANCE
5.7.14, La Charité-sur-Loire (France), Festival Format Raisins, Kai Wessel (countertenor), Olivier Darbellay (horn)
CATALOGUE NUMBER
S. 14583 Z.
FOR
female voice and piano
DETAILED INSTRUMENTATIO
soprano or mezzo-soprano, piano
DURATION
11'30
FIRST PERFORMANCE
31.5.14, Trieste, Casa della Musica, Risuonanze, Akiko Kozato (voice), Adele D’Aronzo (piano)
CATALOGUE NUMBER
S. 14564 Z.

Se taccio, il duol s'avanza

madrigali per dodici voci soliste e violino
2011
FOR
twelve solo voices and violin
DETAILED INSTRUMENTATIO
S. I,II,III A. I,II,III T. I,II,III B. I,II,III
DURATION
13'
COMMISSION
KlangForum Heidelberg and Milano Musica
FIRST PERFORMANCE
24.10.11, Milan, Teatro Elfo Puccini, Festival di Milano Musica, Lina Uinskyte (violin), Schola Heidelberg, Walter Nussbaum (conductor)
CATALOGUE NUMBER
S. 13901 Z.

Horrido

2008-11
FOR
seven voices
DETAILED INSTRUMENTATIO
2 sopranos, alto, 2 tenors, baritone, bass
DURATION
13'
COMMISSION
Commissioned by WDR, supported by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung and SACEM, for the Wittener Tage fĂŒr neue Kammermusik
FIRST PERFORMANCE
7.5.11, Witten, Tage für Neue Kammermusik, Schola Heidelberg, Walter Nußbaum (conductor)
CATALOGUE NUMBER
S. 13723 Z.

Aster Lieder

2005-07-11
FOR
soprano, violin, viola and cello
DURATION
15'
COMMISSION
Domaine de Kerguéhennec (for the songs "Im Herbst", "Im Winter", "Im Sommer")
FIRST PERFORMANCE
7.5.11, Witten, Tage für Neue Kammermusik, Natalie Raybould (soprano), L’Instant Donné string trio; previous version as "Drei Aster Lieder": 17.6.07, Paris, Ircam, Festival Agora, Melody Louledjian (soprano), L’Instant Donné
CATALOGUE NUMBER
S. 13022 Z.

Dir - in dir

2003-10
FOR
vocal sextet and string sextet
DURATION
40'
FIRST PERFORMANCE
6.5.11, Witten, Tage für Neue Kammermusik, Exaudi, L’Instant Donné, James Week (conductor)
CATALOGUE NUMBER
S. 13757 Z.
FOR
female voice and ensemble
DETAILED INSTRUMENTATIO
mezzo-soprano (or soprano), flute, clarinet, percussion, harp, piano, violin and cello
DURATION
5'
COMMISSION
French Ministry of Culture
FIRST PERFORMANCE
6.10.11, Strasbourg, Salle de la Bourse, Festival Musica 2011, Françoise Kubler (soprano), Accroche Note
CATALOGUE NUMBER
S. 13513 Z.

Com que voz

a song concert upon sonnets by Luís Vaz de CamÔes and fados by Amålia Rodrigues
2007-2008/2009-2010
FOR
for fado singer, baritone, large ensemble and live electronics
DETAILED INSTRUMENTATIO
fado singer (female), baritone, flute (also piccolo and G-Flute), oboe (also English horn), clarinet in B flat (also basset horn and bass clarinet), bassoon (also Contrabassoon), horn in F, trumpet in B flat (also piccolo trumpet in B flat), trombone (also bass trumpet in B flat), percussion I, percussion II, Cimbalom and Percussion III, Portuguese guitar, Spanish guitar, harp, accordion, piano (also celesta - five octaves), violin I, violin II (also played with e-bow), viola, violoncello, double-bass and live electronics
DURATION
1h 20'
COMMISSION
Ircam, Casa da MĂșsica (Porto), Ensemble Modern and Radio France (1st version); Nieuw Ensemble (2nd version)
FIRST PERFORMANCE
1st version: 17.2.08, Porto, Casa da Música, Cristina Branco (voice), Frank Wörner (baritone), Ensemble Modern, Franck Ollu (conductor); revised version: 10.2.10, Utrecht, Vredenburg Leidsche RIjn, Cristina Branco (voice), Frank Wörner (baritone), Nieuw Ensemble, Etienne Siebens (conductor)
CATALOGUE NUMBER
S. 13151 Z.
FOR
countertenor, oboe and trombone
DURATION
8’30”
COMMISSION
Contrechamps
FIRST PERFORMANCE
3.10.07, Strasbourg, Festival Musica, Kai Wessel (countertenor), Béatrice Zawodnik (oboe) and Jean-Marc Daviet (trombone)
CATALOGUE NUMBER
S. 13062 Z.

L'ingenuo

1992-1994/2005
FOR
soprano, euphonium, horn and live electronics
DURATION
15'
COMMISSION
IRCAM, Paris
FIRST PERFORMANCE
provisional version: 26.2.94, Paris, IRCAM, Luisa Castellani (soprano), Gérard Buquet (euphonium); final version: 20.1.06, Paris, Grande Salle du Centre Pompidou, Claire Booth (soprano), Jens McManama (horn), Arnaud Boukhitine (euphonium), Thomas Goepfer (IRCAM computer music production)
PUBLISHER
CATALOGUE NUMBER
136272

In dir

2003-04
FOR
vocal ensemble
DETAILED INSTRUMENTATIO
soprano, mezzosoprano, countertenor, tenor, baritone, bass
DURATION
23'
COMMISSION
French Ministry of Culture
FIRST PERFORMANCE
24.9.03, Stuttgart, Musik der Jahrhunderte im Theaterhaus Pragsattel, Neue Vocalsolisten
CATALOGUE NUMBER
S. 12245 Z.

Least Bee

1991-92/1993-2003
FOR
voice and chamber ensemble
DETAILED INSTRUMENTATIO
1st version: soprano, flute, trumpet, percussion, harp and cello; 2nd version: soprano, flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello
DURATION
15'
FIRST PERFORMANCE
1st (incomplete) version: 24.10.92, Cologne, Ensemble Avantgarde, Steffen Schleiermacher (conductor); 1st (complete) version: 21.4.94, London, Purcell Room, Sarah Leonard (soprano), Capricorn Ensemble; 2nd (incomplete) version: 29.1.93 New York, Focus! The new Europeans, the New Juilliard Ensemble, Joel Sachs (conductor); 2nd (complete) version: 2.11.03, Brussels, Théàtre Marni, Festival Europalia, Margherita Chiminelli (soprano), Divertimento Ensemble, Sandro Gorli (conductor)
PUBLISHER
CATALOGUE NUMBER
135998 (1st vers.), 135944 (2nd vers.)

Godspell

2002
FOR
mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, percussion, piano/celesta and string quintet
DURATION
10'
COMMISSION
WDR Köln for Wittener Tage fĂŒr neue Kammermusik 2002 and Ensemble Cikada
FIRST PERFORMANCE
28.4.02, Witten, Tage für Neue Kammermusik, Loré Lixenberg (mezzo-soprano), Ensemble Cikada, Christian Eggen (conductor)
CATALOGUE NUMBER
S. 12037 Z.
FOR
female voice, flute, clarinet, percussion, piano and string quartet
DURATION
9'
FIRST PERFORMANCE
5.10.95, Strasbourg, Festival Musica, Katherine Ciesinski (mezzo-soprano), Ensemble Recherche, Pascal Rophé (conductor); revised version: 12.3.96, Geneva, Archipel, Luisa Castellani (soprano), Ensemble Contrechamps, Giorgio Bernasconi (conductor)
PUBLISHER
CATALOGUE NUMBER
137360
FOR
female voice, bass flute, viola and percussion
DURATION
6'
COMMISSION
Archipel 1996 Festival in Geneva
FIRST PERFORMANCE
12.3.96, Geneva, Archipel, Luisa Castellani (soprano), Ensemble Contrechamps, Giorgio Bernasconi (conductor)
PUBLISHER
CATALOGUE NUMBER
137303
FOR
female voice, flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello
DURATION
7'
FIRST PERFORMANCE
20.10.94, Paris, Festival d'Automne à Paris, Luisa Castellani (soprano), Ensemble Contrechamps, Zolt Nagy (conductor)
PUBLISHER
CATALOGUE NUMBER
136691
FOR
voice and ten players
DURATION
3'
PUBLISHER
CATALOGUE NUMBER
136315
FOR
flute, voice, ensemble and tape
DETAILED INSTRUMENTATIO
obbligato flute and soprano, 1.1.2.1./2.1.1.0./perc.I.II.III./cel., harp, strings (3.0.2.1.1.) and tape
DURATION
14'
FIRST PERFORMANCE
21.10.90, New York, Settembre Musica, OSER "A. Toscanini" Instrumental Ensemble, soprano Victoria Schneider, flute Sandor Nagy, conductor Giuseppe Garbarino
PUBLISHER
CATALOGUE NUMBER
135396
FOR
soprano, flute, clarinet and piano
DURATION
13'
FIRST PERFORMANCE
25.2.89, Berlin, XII Musik Biennale, Gladys de Bellida (soprano), Micromégas Ensemble
PUBLISHER
CATALOGUE NUMBER
134882
FOR
voice and nine instruments
DETAILED INSTRUMENTATIO
soprano, 1.1.1.1./1.0.0.0./string quartet
DURATION
9'30
FIRST PERFORMANCE
10.9.88, Cernobbio (Como), Festival Lario Musica, Luisa Castellani (soprano), Quintetto Arnold, Arditti String Quartet, Emilio Pomarico (conductor)
PUBLISHER
CATALOGUE NUMBER
134793

Die Aussicht

1985 - rev. 2003
FOR
voice, clarinet, viola and three percussion players
DURATION
13'
FIRST PERFORMANCE
12.2.03, Geneva, Salle Communale de Plainpalais, Rosemary Hardy (soprano), Ensemble Contrechamps, Stefan Asbury (conductor)
CATALOGUE NUMBER
S. 12209 Z.
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