Christopher Rouse - Composer

Works

 

Works for Solo Instrument and Orchestra

Clarinet Concerto (2001)

Commissioned for Larry Combs by the Hanson Institute for American Music at the Eastman School of Music

First performance: 17 May 2001, Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois
Larry Combs, clarinet; Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christoph Eschenbach

Duration 19:00

Solo clarinet plus 2.2.3.2-4.2.3.1-harp-timp.perc(3):SD/high bongo/BD/lg tam-t/lg button gong/ 2 Chinese opera gongs/Chinese cym/susp.cym/2 wood bl/5 temple bl/guiro/claves/castanets/ratchet/vibraslap/slapstick/police whistle-strings

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Concert de Gaudí (1999)

Joint commission for Sharon Isbin from the Norddeutsche Rundfunk and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Additional funding provided by Richard and Jody Nordlof, to whom the work is dedicated

Duration 25:00

Solo guitar plus 2(II=picc).2.2.2-2.2.3.0-timp.perc(3):tamb/TD/BD/castanets/susp.cym/Chinese cym/tgl/tam-t/wdbl/rute/xyl/marimba/ant.cyms-harp-cel-strings

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Flute Concerto (1993)

First performance: 27 October 1994, Orchestra Hall, Detroit, Michigan
Carol Wincenc, flute; Detroit Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hans Vonk

Duration 28:00

Solo flute plus 3.2.2.2(II=dbn)-4.2.3.1-harp-timp.perc(3):glsp/xyl/susp.cym/cyms/lg tam-t/chimes/SD/TD/tamb/vib/BD/sandpaper blocks/rute-strings

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Der gerettete Alberich (1997)

Composed for and dedicated to Evelyn Glennie by a commissioning consortium consisting of the London Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Duration 22:00

Soloist's battery: 4wdbl/4log dr/4tom-t/2bongos/2timb/SD/steel dr/marimba/2guiros/pedal-op. BD/drum set
picc.2.3.3.3-6.3.3.1-harp-timp.perc(3):chimes/ant.cyms/xyl/castanets/tam-t/BD/susp.cym/4tom-t/anvil/thunder sheet-strings

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Heimdall's Trumpet (2011)

Commissioned for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, Music Director, by the Edward F. Schmidt Family Commissioning Fund

First performance: 20 December 2012, Orchestra Hall, Chicago
Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jaap van Zweden, Christopher Martin, trumpet soloist

Duration 21:00

Solo trumpet plus: three flutes (third doubling on piccolo), three oboes, three clarinets, three bassoons (third doubling on contrabassoon), four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, harp, timpani, percussion (three players): Chinese cym/xyl/anvil/snares(2)/cym/hammer/TD/tam-tam/glock./sus.cym/metal plate/BD/chimes/field dr/bongos/gong, and strings.

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Oboe Concerto (2004)

Commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra

First performance: 5 February 2009, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Basil Reeve, oboe; Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Osmo Väs;nskä

Duration 20:00

Solo oboe plus 2.picc(afl).0.2.2-2.2.3.0-harp-cel-perc(3):xyl/tpl.bl/claves/tamb;tam-t/glsp/guiro/snare dr;4tom-t/susp.cym/Chin.cym/BD/wdbl-strings

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Organ Concerto (2016)

Commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra

First performance: 17 November 2016, Verizon Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Paul Jacobs, organ; Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin

Duration 20:00

Solo organ 0.0.1.1-4.2.3.1-timp-perc(3):1:susp.cym/snare dr/xyl; 2:cym/tam-t/susp.cym; 3:bass dr/glock-strings

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Seeing (1998)

Commissioned for Emanuel Ax and the New York Philharmonic by Lillian Barbash

Duration 28:00

Solo piano plus 3.3(III=corA).3(III=bcl).3-4.3.3.1-cel.timp.perc(3):SD/BD/TD/bongo/2brake dr/tam-t/2susp.cyms/Chinese cym/tgl/cowbell/guiro/slapstick/claves/cabasa/2wdbl/rute/sandpaper bl/maracas/hammer-strings

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Trombone Concerto (1991)
Awarded 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Music

First performance: 30 December 1992, Avery Fisher Hall, New York
Joseph Alessi, trombone; New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Slatkin

Full score available on sale; solo part and piano reduction in preparation

Duration 28:00

Solo trombone plus 0.0.0.2.dbn-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(4):xyl/SD/2susp.cyms/glsp/cyms/TD/marimba/5tom-t/BD/chimes/2bongos/2tam-t/hammer-harp-strings

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Violin Concerto (1991)

First performance: 12 July 1992, Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Aspen Festival Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin

Duration 22:00

Solo violin plus 2(II=picc).2(II=corA).2(II=bcl).2(II=dbn)-4.2.3.1-timp.perc(3):chimes/SD/Chinese cym/2susp.cyms/BD/bongo/tamb/wdbl/tgl/glsp/TD/field dr/tam-t-cel-harp-strings

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Violoncello Concerto (1992-93)

First performance: 26 January 1994, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Yo-Yo Ma, violoncello; Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by David Zinman

Duration 28:00

Solo violincello plus 2(II=picc).2(II=corA).2(II=bcl).2-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(4):3wdbl/Latin Percussion piccolo wdbl/sandpaper blks/castanets/bongo/susp.cym/guiro/vibraslap/SD/tamb/hammer/metal plate/rute/glsp/5tpl.bl bl/ratchet/tgl/BD/xyl/maracas/claves/slapstick/TD/Chinese cym/tam-t/2water gong-harp-strings

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