ORCHESTRA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CHAMBER ENSEMBLE CHORUS SOLO/DUO

  

ORCHESTRA

 

Opening Music (1988)           9'

Commissioned by the Northeastern Philharmonic Orchestra.
2 (1d picc.).2 (2 d EH).2.2:5.3.3.1:Timp.Perc.(3): Strings.

 

   

Three Pieces for Orchestra (1989)           15'

Commissioned by the three Rivers Young People Orchestra.
4 (3d Picc1, 4d Picc. 2).3 (3d EH).3 (d Cl. in A).2 (2d Ct . Bsn.):4.3.3.1: Timp. Perc.(5). Pno. Strings.

Three Rivers Young People Orchestra

 

Four Movements for String Quartet and String Orchestra (1992)           30'

String Quartet Soli
String Orchestra
 

Funebre (1992)          

Violin Solo
String Orchestra
 

Deylámân (1995)            20'

4 (1d AFl, 2d AFl,BFl, 3d Picc, 4d Picc).2. EH (d Ob3).3 (3d EbCl., BCl.).1BCl.3 (3 Cbsn):4.3-3-1: Timp. Perc (6 ) : Pno. (dCel).Hrp.Persian Ney (amplified).Persian Oud (amplified): Strings.
The Ney may be replaced by a regular flute
The Oud may be replaced by a European six-strings lute.
Off stage instruments: 4 horns-1 trumpet-2 pairs of stones (played by the off stage horns).
 

 

Toward That Endless Plain

Concerto for Persian Ney and Orchestra (2003)       20’

 

Recorded by Khosrow Soltani, Solo Persian Ney; The Boston Modern Orchestra Project, conductor: Gil Rose.

 

Solo Persian Ney, amplified, (ossia Turkish or Arabic Ney, or a Western Recorder).

2 (1 d Picc, 2 d Picc). 2 (2 d E.H). 2 (1 d Cl Eb, 2 d BCl). 2 (2 d Cbsn): 2.2.2.1: Perc (3). Pno (d medium Shaker). Hrp (d Siren, 2 egg shaped Shakers): Strings (10-9-8-6-4)

 

 

 

The Being of Love (Folk Songs, Set No. 16) (2005)     24’

 

Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Mezzo-Soprano or Soprano Solo

2 (2 d AFl, Picc). 2 (2 d E.H). 2 (1 d Cl in A, 2 d BCl). 2 (2 d Cbsn): 2.2.2.1: Timp. Perc (4). Pno (d Cel). Hrp: Strings (10-9-8-7-6)

 

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CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

 

Seven Persian Folk Songs, Set No. 7 (1986)           15'

for solo voice (soprano) and chamber orchestra.
Commissioned by the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.
Recorded by Wendy Kallen and the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Robert black on MMC Records MMC 2021.
Soprano Solo
1(d Picc, AFl).1 (d EH).1 (d BCl).1 (d Cbsn):1.1.1.1: Perc (2): Pno.Hrp. : Strings (9- 9-6-6-4 or 1-1-1-1-1).

 

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

 

Folk Songs, Set No. 10 (1993)           15'

for solo voice (soprano) and chamber orchestra
Soprano Solo
2 (1d Picc, 2d AFl).1 (d EH).1 (d BCl).1: 1.1.1.1:Timp. Perc (2).: Pno.Hrp.: Strings (9- 8-6-4-4 or 1-1-1-1-1).
 

The Dervish and the Magus (1994)           26'

Music For An Imaginary Ballet In Seven Scenes
for Solo Violoncello and Chamber Orchestra
Cello Solo
2 (1d Picc, 2d AFl).1 (d EH).2 (1d Eb Cl, 2d Eb Cl, BCl).1 (d CBsn.): 1.1.2.1:Timp. Perc (2). Pno. (d Cel). Hrp. (d chimes): Strings.
 

Concerto For Flute and Orchestra (1998)           20'

Commissioned by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Recorded by Alberto Almarza,flute/The Boston Modern Orchestra, Gil Rose

Flute Solo

1(d AFl, Picc.).1(d EH).1(d Cl.in A, BCl.). 1 (d CBsn):2.1.1.1: Perc (4). Hrp. Strings (6-6-4-4-2, or 4-4-4-3-2).
 

Gil Rose

 

Folk Songs, Set No. 14 (1999)           12'

Soprano Solo
1 (d Picc).1 (d EH).1 (d BCl).1 (d CBsn) : 2.1.1.1: Perc (2). Pno. Hrp.: Strings (6-6-4- 4-2 or 1-1-1-1-1).

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CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

 

Vâzenâ (1982)           10'

Soprano Solo,Hrp., Perc. (2)
 

Five Studies for Multiple Pianos (1983)           12'

4 to 16 Pianos (acustic, electric, or digital)
 

Longing (1984)           10'

Soprano Solo, String Quartet, Perc. (1)
 

Seven Persian Folk Songs (1986)           15'

(see chamber orchestra).
 

String Quartet No. 1 (1987)           26'

Commissioned by the Kronos Quartet.
 

Folk Songs, Set No. 8 (1989)           15'

Soprano or Mezzo- Soprano Solo,
Fl (d Picc.). Cl (d BCl.): Perc(1). Pno.Hrp: Vla. Vc. DB.
 

Chant and Dance (1990)           16'

Recorded by The Carnegie Mellon Ensemble, Nitzan Leibovitch
Fl (d AFl, Picc.). Cl (d BCl): Perc(3). Pno (d Cel)
 

The Night of Power (1990)           15'

Commissioned by the School of Computer Science of Carnegie Mellon University
 

 

Hrn. 2 Tpts. Ttrb. Tuba: Perc(3). Pno (d Cel). Vn. Vc.
Electronic instruments (1 player): Midi keyboard controller, Yamaha TX 816 synthesizer, Roland D-550 synthesizer, Lexicon PCM 70 effect processor, Midi Patcher.
 
 
String Quartet No. 2 (1991)           30'
 

Folk Songs, Set No. 10 (1993)           15'

(see chamber orchestra)
 

Folk Songs , Set No. 11 A (1995)           9'

Four Violoncelli

 

 

Folk Songs, Set No. 11B (1995)           9'

String Quartet
 

Folk Songs, Set No. 12 A (1996)           13'

Recorded by the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Mimi Lerner, and Irene Schreier
Soprano Solo
String Quartet, Pno.
 

Cuarteto Latinoamericano

 

Folk Songs, Set No. 12 B (1996)           5'

Four Violoncelli
 

Folk Songs, Set No. 13 (1996)           14'

Four Violoncelli
 

Folk Songs, Set No. 14 (1999)           12'

(see chamber orchestra)
 

Folk Songs, Set No. 15 (1999)           24'

Commissioned by the Seattle Chamber Players.
Fl (d AFl, Picc). Cl (d BCl): Perc (1). Vn. Vc.

The Seattle Chamber Players

 

 

Calligraphies (1999)                          12’

 

Calligraphy No.1 (Hazin)

Calligraphy No. 2 (Zand)

Calligraphy No. 3 (Aksak)

 

Recorded by Cuarteto Latinoamericano; Albany Records Troy 824

String Quartet

 

 

 

Zand (1999)                             5’

 

Four Violioncelli

 

 

 

Calligraphy No. 4 (2001)      7’:04”

 

Recorded by Dariush Saghafi, Santoor; Cuarteto Latinoamericano; Albany Records Troy 824

Santoor (Persian hammer dulcimer), String Quartet

 

 

 

String Quartet No. 3 (2001) 19’:40”

 

Recorded by Cuarteto Latinoamericano; Albany Records Troy 824

 

String Quartet

 

 

Nayshaboorák (Calligraphy No.6) (2006)        10’

 

String Quartet

 

 

Love Songs (2003)             6’

 

Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano

 

 

Kismet (Calligraphy No. 7) (2007)          5’

 

3 Flutes (1 d Picc, AFl, 2 d AFl, 3 d AFl)

 

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CHORUS


 

Soroush (1984)           20'

For mixed choir and orchestra
1(d Fl 3) 2 (2d AFl). 2.EH (d Ob 3).3 (1d Cl Eb).BCl.2.Cbsn: 4. 3. 3. 1: Timp. Perc(5):Pno.Hrp: Chorus (S-A-T-B):Strings.
 

Four Persian Folk Songs, Set No. 5 (1984)           9'

Commissioned by the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
Soprano
Children's choir (or women's choir)
Hrp, Pno, Perc (2).
 

Persian Folklore (1987)           5'

Chorus SATB, a cappella
or with keyboard accompaniment.
 

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SOLO/DUO

 

Four Persian Folk Songs, Set No. 1 (1978)           12'

Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano Solo, Pno.
 

Gestures (1981)           10'

Piano Solo
 

Nine Persian Folk Songs, Set No. 2 (1982)           12'

Soprano Solo, Pno.
 

Ten Persian Folk Songs, Set No. 3 (1983)           8'

Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano Solo, Pno.
 
 

Eight Persian Folk Songs, Set No. 4 (1983)           10'

Soprano or mezzo-Soprano Solo, Pno.
 

Der Eisberg (1983)           7'

Piano Solo
 

Reminiscences (1985)           9'

Piano Solo.
 

Seven Persian Folk Songs, Set No. 6 (1986)           7'

Soprano Solo, Prepared Harpsichord.
 
 

Song (1987)           7'

Flute Solo.
 

Folk Songs, Set No. 9 (1991)           18'

Flute, Cello.
 

Folk Songs, Set No. 12C (1996)           5'

Cello, Piano.
 

Folk Songs (Set No. 12D) (2002)         7’

 

Horn, Piano.

 

Persian Suite (Folk Songs, Set No. 12E) (2002)         7’

 

Flute, Piano

 

Calligraphy No. 5, version for solo guitar (2003)       6’:04”

 

Recorded by Lily Afshar; Archer Records ARR-31926

 

Solo Guitar

 

Calligraphy No. 5, version for solo viola (2003)         4’:30’

 

Solo Viola

 

Calligraphy No. 5, version for solo violin (2003)        4’:30”

 

Solo Violin

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