Christopher Rouse - Composer

Orchestral Works

 

Orchestral Works

Berceuse Infinie (2017)

Commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for Marin Alsop

Duration 13:00

2.2.2.2-2.2.3.0-timp.perc(2):I. glock/tam-t; II. BD/tam-t (shared)-harp-cel-strings

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Bump (1985)
Movement III of Phantasmata

Duration 8:00

3(I,II,III=picc).3.Eb cl.2.bcl(=barsax).3(III=dbn)-4.3.3.1-perc(5):4tom-t/claves/Chinese cym/large thundersheet/marimba/guiro/2bongos/tambourine/xyl/BD/conga dr/ant.cyms/wdbl/2timbales/2cowbells/field dr/chimes/susp.cym/sizzle cym/maracas/TD/SD/vibraphone/hammer-harp-pft-(=cel)-strings

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Concerto for Orchestra (2008)

First performance: 1 August 2008, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, California
Cabrillo Festival Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop

Duration 23:00

3(IIII=picc).3(III=Cor.Ang.).2.bcl(picc.cl.).2.1-4.3.3.1-harp-timp-perc(4)-strings

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Concerto per Corde (1990)
for string orchestra

First performance: 28 November 1990, "Absolut Concerto," Avery Fisher Hall, New York
American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Catherine Comet

Duration 27:00

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Envoi (1995)

First performance: 9 May 1996, Symphony Hall, Atlanta
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conducted by Yoel Levi

Duration 20:00

2.2.2(II=bcl).2-4.3.4.1-timp.perc(3):BD/2tam-t;BD;2susp.cyms/Chinese cym/vibr-harp-strings

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Friandises (2005)

First performance: 10 February 2006, New York State Theater, Lincoln Center, New York, New York
New York City Ballet, choreography by Peter Martins

Duration 25:00

2(II=picc).2.2(II=bcl).2-4.2.3.1-harp.timp.perc (one player)-harp-strings

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Gorgon (1984)

Commissioned by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

First performance: 15 November 1984
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Zinman

Study score available on sale

Duration 16:00

3(III=picc).3(III=corA).3(III=bcl).3(III=cbn)-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(4)-pno.cel.harp.strings

Publisher: Helicon Music Corporation

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The Infernal Machine (1981)
Movement II of Phantasmata

Composed for the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra

First performance: 9 May 1981, Evian Festival, France
University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gustav Meier

Duration 5:00

3(I,II,III=picc).3.Eb cl.2.bcl.2.cbn-4.3.3.1-perc(5)-harp-cel-strings

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Iscariot (1989)
for chamber orchestra

First performance: 27 October 1989, Ordway Music Theatre, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by John Adams

Duration 4:00

1(=picc).1.corA.1.2-3.2.0.0-perc(2):4tom-t/field dr/bongo/BD/Chinese cym/tam-t/slapstick/SD/TD/2timbales/susp.cym/hammer-cel-strings

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The Nevill Feast (2003)

Commissioned by the Boston Pops Orchestra

First performance: 7 May 2003
Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart

Duration 8:00

1 picc.2.3.2.1 bcl.3(III=cbn)-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(3):Perc. 1: glockenspiel/2 bongos/2 timbales/maracas/small cabasa/Chinese cymbals; Perc 2: cowbell/guiro/claves/bass drum/police whistle; Perc. 3: drum set (snare drum/2 tom-toms/kick drum/cowbell/hi-hat cymbals/2 cymbals)-harp.electric bass.strings

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Odna Zhizn (2009)

First performance: 10 February 2010
New York Philharmonic conducted by Alan Gilbert

Duration 15:00

3(III=picc).2.corA.2.bcl.2.dbn—4.3.3.1—timp.perc(3):vib/mar/glsp/BD/bongos/sizzle cym/Chinese cym/gong/2sus.cym/tam-t/slapstick/maracas/lg ratchet/crotales/brake drum—harp—cel—strings

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Phaethon (1986)

First performance: 8 January 1987, Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti

Duration 7:00

3(I,II,III=picc).3(III=corA).3(III=bcl).3(III=dbn)-6.4.3.1-timp.perc(3)-harp-strings

Percussion:

I:

Chinese cym/susp.cym/rute/giant ratchet/guiro/2timbales/2bongos/SD/slapstick/flexatone/metal plate (medium)/tamb (shared with II & III)/large tam-t (shared with II)/picc wdbl (shared with III)

II:

cyms/metal vibraslap/maracas/sandpaper bl/TD/4tom-t/hammer/thunder sheet/metal plate (medium-large)/xyl/tamb

III:

BD/wdbl/claves/metal plate (large)/tabm/picc wdbl

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Phantasmata (1981/85)
I. The Evestrum of Juan de la Cruz in the Sagrada Familia, 3 A.M.
II. The Infernal Machine
III. Bump

First performance (complete): 25 October 1986, Powell Symphony Hall, Saint Louis, Missouri
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin

Full score available on sale

Duration 18:00

3(=picc,crystal goblets).3(=crystal goblets).Ebcl.2bcl(=barsax).3(III=dbn)-4.3.3.1-perc(5)-harp-pft(=cel)-strings

Percussion:

I:

glock/claves/4tom-t/Chinese cym/thunder sheet

II:

ant.cym/xyl/tamb/2bongos/wdbl/2metal plates/rute/sandpaper bl/guiro

III:

BD/ant.cym (higher octave)/conga dr/2bongos/wdbl/large tam-t

IV:

t.bells/ratchet/2timbales/slapstick/wdbl/tgl/field dr/cuica/maraca/cowbell (medium-large)

V:

vib/vibraslap/TD/SD/cast/susp.cym/wdbl/maraca/hammer/sizzle cym/cowbell/maracas

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*NOTE*: Bump and The Infernal Machine may be performed separately. The Infernal Machine is available as a separate work from Helicon Music Corporation

Prospero's Rooms (2012)

First performance: 17 April 2013, Avery Fisher Hall, New York, New York
New York Philharmonic conducted by Alan Gilbert

Duration 8:00

2.picc.2.corA.2.bcl.2.contrab-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(3):Chinese cym/xyl/anvil/snares(2)/cym/hammer/TD/tam-tam/glock./sus.cym/metal plate/BD/chimes/field dr/bongos/gong-harp-strings

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Rapture (2000)

First performance: 5 May 2000, Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Symphony conducted by Mariss Jansons

Duration 11:00

3.3.3.3-4.4.4.1-harp.timp(2).perc(3):BD/5tgl/tam-t/Chinese cym/susp.cym/chimes/glsp/ant.cyms-strings

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Supplica (2013)

First performance: 4 April 2014, Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Symphony conducted by Juraj Valčuha

Duration 10:00

0.0.0.0-4.2.3.0-harp.strings

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Symphony No. 1 (1986)

First performance: 21 January 1988, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Zinman

Full score available on sale

Duration 27:00

2(II=picc).2(II=oboe d'amore, corA).2(II=bcl).2(II=dbn)-4(=Wagner tubas).3.3.1-timp.perc(3):Chinese cym/SD/high bongo; TD/BD/xyl; tamb/metal plate/hammer-strings

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Symphony No. 2 (1994)

First performance: 4 March 1995, Jones Hall, Houston, Texas
Houston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christoph Eschenbach

Duration 25:00

2.picc.2.corA.2.bcl.3-4.3.3.1-timp(2).perc(3):cyms/susp.cym/Chinese cym/bongo/BD/SD/glsp/TD/field dr/tamb/lg tam-t/xyl-harp-strings

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Symphony No. 3 (2011)

First performance: 5 May 2011, Powell Hall, St. Louis, Missouri
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Robertson

Duration 25:00

2.picc.2.corA.2.bcl.2.contrab-4.4.4.1-timp.perc(3)-harp(2)-strings

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Symphony No. 4 (2013)

First performance: 5 June 2014, Avery Fisher Hall, New York, New York
New York Philharmonic conducted by Alan Gilbert

Duration 20:00

picc.2.2.corA.2.contrabcl.2.contrab-4.3Ctrumpets.4.1-timp.perc(3)-harp-cel-strings

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Symphony No. 5 (2016)

First performance: 9 February 2017, Meyerson Hall, Dallas, TX
Dallas Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jaap van Zweden

Duration 25:00

3(III=bfl).3.3.3-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(3):1:Ch.cym/susp.cym/crash cym/woodblk 1&2/vib; 2:snare dr/tamb 1/tam-t; 3:bass dr/glock/tamb 2-harp(2)-strings

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Thunderstuck (2013)

Composed for the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert

First performance: 9 October 2014
New York Philharmonic conducted by Alan Gilbert

Duration ca. 9:00

3(III=picc).3.2.1bcl.2.1cbn-4.3.3.1-perc(3):I. sandblks/bd/glock/tambn/sus cym/Chinese cym; II. set; III. sandblks/cwb/cym/Chinese cym/chimes-harp.strings

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