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Alvin Lucier

*1931 Nashua, Mew Hampshire,
lives in Middletown, Connecticut
Alvin Lucier's website.
Alvin Lucier records at Lovely Music.

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Lucier: Wind Shadows (1994)


Scores to additional works by Alvin Lucier not listed here are in preparation and may be available by request.

CD recordings of the sine waves required in some works can be prepared on request for 7.50.



Catalog of works by instrumentation or resources required



Categories: ORCHESTRA, CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND WIND ENSEMBLE / CHAMBER ENSEMBLES / SOLO KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT ELECTRONICS / SOLO STRING INSTRUMENT WITH OR WITHOUT ELECTRONICS / SOLO WIND INSTRUMENT WITH OR WITHOUT ELECTRONICS / PERCUSSION SOLO AND ENSEMBLE / VOCAL MUSIC, SOLO OR ENSEMBLE / MUSIC THEATRE / CONCERT ELECTROACOUSTICAL WORKS AND SOUND INSTALLATIONS

ORCHESTRA, CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND WIND ENSEMBLE

CROSSINGS (1982) for small orchestra and slow-sweep pure wave oscillator (CD available) score 15; score, set of parts and CD 50

CASSIOPEIA (5 Stars in the Shape of a 'W') (1998) for small orchestra (1998) (1/1/0/1 - 1/1/1/0 - Vib, Pf - Strings (no CB)), score and parts in preparation NEW

DIAMONDS (1999) for 1, 2 or 3 Orchestras (3pic/3/3/3 - 3/3/3/3 - 3 Glockenspiels - Strings), score and parts in preparation NEW

OVALS (2001) for chamber orchestra with slow sweep pure wave oscillators (2001) (2/2/2/2 - 2/2/0/0 - 0 - 2 Solo Cb, Strings (Cb opt.)) score and parts available by rental NEW

THE EXPLORATION OF THE HOUSE (2005) for orchestra (2222 423 timp str) with live sound recording and playback, conducting score (large format) 30, study score 15, parts available for rental. NEW

SLICES (2007) for cello and orchestra (solo vc 3333 4331 16vn 6va 6vc 2cb) (19'00"), score and parts available for rental, study score in preparation NEW

JUST BEFORE DARK for small orchestra with slow sweep pure wave oscillators (1/1/2/1 - 2/1/0/0 - 4/4/3/2/1(opt)), score and parts in preparation NEW

JUST BEFORE DARK (2) for small orchestra (2010) (1/1/2/1 - 2/1/0/0 - 4/4/3/2/1(opt)), score and parts in preparation NEW

PANORAMA II (2011) for trombone and thirteen strings (2011), study score 12.50, set of full size score and 14 parts 50 NEW

SERENADE FOR 13 WINDS AND PURE WAVE OSCILLATORS (1985-2012) 2 Oboes, 2 EH, 2Cl, 2BCl, 2 Bn, 3 Hn, study score 15; set of conducting score (large format), 13 parts and CD of sine waves 75 NEW



CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

FRAGMENTS FOR STRINGS (1961) for string quartet. Score 12; score and parts 30

STILL AND MOVING LINES OF SILENCE IN FAMILIES OF HYPERBOLAS (1972-2013) twelve pieces for instruments or voice with pure wave oscillators, including pieces for clarinet, female voice, flute, horn, mallet instruments, violin solo and duet, viola, and cello, score 9.00 NEW

RISONANZA(1982) for flute, oboe, clarinet, resonant object with optional electronics 7.50 NEW

SEPTET (1985) for three winds (alto flute, Bb clarinet, bassoon), four strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass) and pure wave oscillator score 20, score and parts 30

FIDELIOTRIO (1987) for viola, cello and piano (12:00) instructions, scores and (optional) piano part 9

CARBON COPIES (1989) for saxophone, piano and percussion (20:00) three scores 13.50

NAVIGATIONS FOR STRINGS (1991) for string quartet(15:00) four scores required for performance, each score 10

LETTERS (1991) for violin, clarinet (Bb), cello and piano (5:20) score 10, set of four parts 10NEW

PANORAMA for trombone and piano (1993)(15:54) set of two scores 12

DISAPPEARANCES (1994) for string quartet 7.50 NEW

SERENADE for Oboe and Strings (1995) oboe and string quartet (11:00) five scores 12.50

MUSIC FOR VIOLIN AND ALTO SAXOPHONE (1995) 7.50 NEW

Q (1996) for violin, clarinet, cello, trombone and double bass (with sine waves) score 12; score and parts 20; (CD available)

CANON (1996) for clarinet, vibraphone, piano, cello, electric guitar and double bass, score 12.50, set of six scores for performance 30.00

TWO TWENTY-TWO (birthday memo for Jean Shaw) (1996) for violin, clarinet (alternative parts provided in Bb and A), cello, trombone, double bass, (ca 3:15) score 10.00, set of parts for performance 10.00

ISLANDS (1998) for five musicians (EH, Bb Cl, Sop. Sax, C Tp, Tbn) and five assistants (each with snare drum and electronics) NEW

HEAVIER THAN AIR (1999) for any number of performers using gas(CO2)-filled balloons 7.50

SESTINA (2000) for contrabass flute, contrabass saxophone and contrabass tuba (or other contrabass instruments) instructions and three scores 12.50 NEW

EVER PRESENT (2002) for flute, saxophone and piano with slow sweep pure wave oscillators score (three required for performance) 12.50

BAR LAZY J (2003) for tenor trombone and clarinet in Bb score 7.50, large format score 12.50 NEW

BROKEN LINE (2006) for flute, vibraphone and piano 9.00

TWONINGS (2006) for cello and piano score 12.50

ICECLES (2010) for alto flute, clarinet, tuba and piano, score 12.50, four scores required for performance

TWO CIRCLES (2012) for flute, bb clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, score 12.50, score and parts 25.00 (CD of sine waves required for performance can be prepared on request)NEW

BRAID (2012) for alto flute, clarinet, english horn and string quartet, score 12.50, score and set of parts 25.00 NEW

CODEX (2013) for soprano, violin, oboe, Bb clarinet, guitar & harp score 20.00, score and parts 40.00 NEW

CRISS-CROSS (2013)(var. dur.) for two electric guitars, score 7.50 NEW

SHADOW LINES (2013)(ca. 14:30) for electric guitar, cello, doublebass, Bb clarinet and trombone, score 10.00 (study score) or 15.00 (large format), set of parts 15.00 NEW

13 DEGREES OF DARKNESS(2013)(13:45) for two flutes or flute and pre-recorded flute, score 15.00 (large format version of score 30.00) NEW

DECEMBER 12th(2013)(17:00) for flute, violin, cello and piano with slow sweep pure wave oscillators, score 20.00, score and parts 40.00 NEW

FIREWOOD(2013)(6:03) for clarinet, vibraphone, piano, electric guitar, cello and double bass, score 10.00, score and set of six parts 22.00 NEW

STEP, SLIDE AND SUSTAIN(2014)(14:05) for horn in f, cello and piano, score 10.00, score and set of three parts 15.00 NEW



SOLO KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT ELECTRONICS

ACTION MUSIC (1962) for piano, book one 25, large format (A3) edition 50.00 in preparation

SHAPES OF THE SOUNDS FROM THE BOARD for piano (1979-80) 7.50

NOTHING IS REAL for piano (1990) 15

MUSIC FOR PIANO WITH AMPLIFIED SONOROUS VESSELS (1991) 7.50

MUSIC FOR PIANO WITH SLOW SWEEP PURE WAVE OSCILLATORS (1992) (CD required) 15

MUSIC FOR PIANO WITH ONE OR MORE SNARE DRUMS (1992) 7.50

MUSIC FOR ACCORDION WITH SLOW SWEEP PURE WAVE OSCILLATORS (1993)(10:00) (CD required) 7.50

HANDS (1994) for organ and one or more assistants 7.50

MUSIC FOR PIANO WITH MAGNETIC STRINGS (1995) piano with electric guitar bows, score 7.50

STILL LIVES (1995) for piano with slow sweep pure wave oscillators (CD required) 15

SIZZLES (1997) for organ and percussion (for solo organist with sympathetically vibrating percussion) 7.50 NEW



SOLO STRING INSTRUMENT WITH OR WITHOUT ELECTRONICS

DIRECTIONS OF SOUND FROM THE BRIDGE for stringed instrument, audio oscillator, and sound-sensitive lights, score 7.50

A TRIBUTE TO JAMES TENNEY for double Bass and pure wave oscillators (1986) 10.00

INDIAN SUMMER (1993) for electronic cello score 7.50

MUSIC FOR CELLO AND ONE OR MORE AMPLIFIED VASES (1993) score 7.50

SPIDER PATHS (1994) for extended lute, guitar or other plucked string instrument 7.50 NEW

SPIRA MIRABILIS (1994) for bass sustaining instrument and electric light 7.50

VIOLYNN (2001) for solo violin with pure wave oscillators score 12.00 NEW

CHARLES CURTIS (2002) for cello with slow sweep pure wave oscillators score 12.50

TAPPER (2002) for solo violin 7.50 NEW

GLACIER (2001)(24:00) for solo cello score 7.50 NEW

ON THE CARPET OF LEAVES ILLUMINATED BY THE MOON (2000-2012) for solo koto, cello or acoustic guitar and pure wave oscillator 7.50 NEW



SOLO WIND INSTRUMENT WITH OR WITHOUT ELECTRONICS

IN MEMORIAM JON HIGGINS (1984) for clarinet and slow-sweep pure wave oscillator (CD available) 9

SELF PORTRAIT(1989) for flute and wind anemometer, score 7.50NEW

WIND SHADOWS (1994) for trombone with closely tuned pure wave oscillators (CD available) 7.50

IN MEMORIAM STUART MARSHALL (1994) for bass clarinet and pure wave oscillator (CD available) 7.50

SPIRA MIRABILIS (1994) for bass sustaining instrument and electric light 7.50

947 (2001) for flute with pure wave oscillators (CD required) 7.50

ALMOST NEW YORK (2002) for five flutes (one player) with slow sweep pure wave oscillators score 10.00 (CD required for performance)

CODA VARIATIONS (2011) for 6-valve tuba, tuning in just intonation score 10.00

DOUBLE HIMALAYA(2012)(17:26) for glissando flute and and pre-recorded glissando flute, score 12.50 (large format) NEW

13 DEGREES OF DARKNESS(2013)(13:45) for two flutes or flute and pre-recorded flute, score 15.00 (large format version of score 30.00) NEW



PERCUSSION SOLO AND ENSEMBLE

MUSIC FOR PURE WAVES, BASS DRUMS AND ACOUSTIC PENDULUMS (1981) 7.50

SILVER STREETCAR FOR THE ORCHESTRA (1988) amplified solo triangle (variable duration) 7.50

KETTLES (1988) for five timpani and two slow-sweep pure wave oscillators (12:12) instructions and five parts 9 NEW

MUSIC FOR GAMELAN INSTRUMENTS, MICROPHONES, AMPLIFIERS AND LOUDSPEAKERS(1994) 7.50

DISTANT DRUMS (1994) for any number of percussion instruments with amplification 7.50 NEW

OPERA WITH OBJECTS (1997) for performer with resonating objects 7.50

FOUR KETTLEDRUMS (2010) for four tympani (four players). score 12



VOCAL MUSIC, SOLO OR ENSEMBLE

SONG FOR SOPRANO (That the night comes(text: W.B.Yeats) (1962) score in preparation

I AM SITTING IN A ROOM (1969) for voice and electroacoustic tape score 7.50

WORDS ON WINDY CORNERS(1980) for voices, tape delay system and moving loudspeakers 7.50 NEW

LULLABY for Amanda Stokes Lucier (1980) 7.50 NEW

SIX GEOMETRIES for chorus with slow sweep pure wave oscillators (1993) (15:07) (CD required) 10

MUSIC FOR SOPRANO WITH SLOW SWEEP PURE WAVE OSCILLATORS (1993)(15:00) (CD required) 9

MUSIC FOR BARITONE WITH SLOW SWEEP PURE WAVE OSCILLATORS (1993)(14:10) (CD required) 9

UNAMUNO (1994) for four equal voices, score 7.50

I REMEMBER(1997) for performers with resonant objects, score 7.50 NEW

WAVE SONGS (1998) for female voice with pure wave oscillators (CD required) 12.50

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES(2000) for baritone voice, piano and pure wave oscillators, score (large format, two required for performance) 27.00 NEW

THEME for four readers with amplified sonorous vessels 20

CODEX (2013) for soprano, violin, oboe, Bb clarinet, guitar & harp score 20.00, score and parts 40.00 NEW



MUSIC THEATRE

COMPOSITION FOR PIANIST AND MOTHER (1964) 7.50 in preparation



CONCERT ELECTROACOUSTICAL WORKS AND SOUND INSTALLATIONS

I AM SITTING IN A ROOM (1969) for voice and electroacoustic tape, score 7.50

LULLABY for Amanda Stokes Lucier (1980) 7.50 NEW

MUSIC FOR PURE WAVES, BASS DRUMS AND ACOUSTIC PENDULUMS (1981) 7.50