Compositions

Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra

  • Folk Songs: Set No. 10

    Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano Solo: 2(1d Picc, 1d AFl).1(d EH).2(1,2d BCl).1: 1.1.1.1: Timp.Perc(2).Pno.Hp: Str (9.8.6.4.4 or 1.1.1.1.1)

    1993
    15 min.
    • Watch "Song I"
      Watch "Song I"
    • Watch "Song II"
      Watch "Song II"
    • Watch "Song III"
      Watch "Song III"
    • Watch "Song IV"
      Watch "Song IV"
  • Folk Songs: Set No. 14

    Mezzo-Soprano or Soprano Solo: 1(d Picc).1(d EH).1(d BCl).1(d Cbsn): 2.1.1.1: Timp.Perc(2).Pno.Hp: Str (9.8.6.4.4 or 1.1.1.1.1)

    1998
    12 min.
    • Watch "Song I"
      Watch "Song I"
    • Watch "Song II"
      Watch "Song II"
    • Watch "Song III"
      Watch "Song III"
    • Watch "Song IV"
      Watch "Song IV"
    • Watch "Song V"
      Watch "Song V"
  • Persian Folk Songs: Set No. 7

    Soprano Solo: 1(d AFl, Picc).1(d EH).1(d BCl).1(d Cbsn): 1.1.1.1: Timp.Perc(2).Pno.Hp: Str (9.8.6.4.4 , 6.6.4.4.2, or 1.1.1.1.1)

    1986
    17 min.
    • Watch "Song I"
      Watch "Song I"
    • Watch "Song II"
      Watch "Song II"
    • Watch "Song III"
      Watch "Song III"
    • Watch "Song IV"
      Watch "Song IV"
    • Watch "Song V"
      Watch "Song V"
    • Watch "Song VI"
      Watch "Song VI"

Chamber Ensemble

Chamber Ensemble

  • Ashoob: Calligraphy No. 14 for Santoor and String Quartet

    Persian Santoor, String Quartet

    2014
    8 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Ashoob: Calligraphy No. 14 for String Quartet

    String Quartet

    2014
    8 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Calligraphies (Nos. 1-3) for String Quartet / Quintet

    String Quartet, Double Bass

    1999
    12 min.
    • Reza Vali: Three Calligraphies for String Quartet
      Reza Vali: Three Calligraphies for String Quartet
    • Calligraphy No 1 (Hazin)
      Calligraphy No 1 (Hazin)
    • Calligraphy No. II (Zand)
      Calligraphy No. II (Zand)
    • Calligraphy No. III (Aksak)
      Calligraphy No. III (Aksak)
  • Calligraphy No. 4

    Persian Santoor (hammered dulcimer), String Quartet

    2001
    7 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Chant and Dance

    Flute(d Picc, Alto Flute), Clarinet(d BCl), Pno(d Clst), Perc(3)

    1990
    16 min.
    • Watch "Chant"
      Watch "Chant"
    • Watch "Dance"
      Watch "Dance"
  • Folk Songs Set No. 8

    Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano Solo: Flute(d Picc), Clarinet(d BCl), Perc(1), Harp, Piano, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

    1989
    15 min.
    • Watch "Song I"
      Watch "Song I"
    • Watch "Song II"
      Watch "Song II"
    • Watch "Song III"
      Watch "Song III"
    • Watch "Song IV"
      Watch "Song IV"
    • Watch "Song V"
      Watch "Song V"
    • Watch "Song VI"
      Watch "Song VI"
    • Watch "Song VII"
      Watch "Song VII"
  • Folk Songs: Set No. 11A

    4 Cellos

    1995
    8 min.
  • Folk Songs: Set No. 11B

    String Quartet

    1995
    8 min.
    • Watch Apollo Chamber Players perform "Folksong Set No. 11B for String Quartet"
      Watch Apollo Chamber Players perform "Folksong Set No. 11B for String Quartet"
    • Watch Carpe Diem String Quartet perform "Folksong Set No. 11B for String Quartet"
      Watch Carpe Diem String Quartet perform "Folksong Set No. 11B for String Quartet"
    • Watch Movement I
      Watch Movement I
    • Watch Movement II
      Watch Movement II
  • Folk Songs: Set No. 12A

    Mezzo soprano or soprano solo, string quartet (vl.1, vl.2, vla., vcl.), piano

    12 min.
    • Watch "Song I, In the Style of an Armenian Folk Song"
      Watch "Song I, In the Style of an Armenian Folk Song"
    • Watch "Song II, Rain"
      Watch "Song II, Rain"
    • Watch "Song III, Love Song "
      Watch "Song III, Love Song "
    • Watch "Song IV, Lament"
      Watch "Song IV, Lament"
    • Watch "Song V, Love Song"
      Watch "Song V, Love Song"
  • Folk Songs: Set No. 12B

    4 Cellos

    1996
    4 min.
  • Folk Songs: Set No. 13

    4 Cellos

    1996
    14 min.
  • Folk Songs: Set No. 15

    Flute(d AFl, Picc), Clarinet (d Eb Clar, Bass Clar), Percussion, Violin, Cello

    1999
    20 min.
    • Watch Movement I
      Watch Movement I
    • Watch Movement II
      Watch Movement II
    • Watch Movement III
      Watch Movement III
    • Watch Movement IV
      Watch Movement IV
    • Watch Movement V
      Watch Movement V
    • Watch Movement VI
      Watch Movement VI
    • Watch Movement VII
      Watch Movement VII
  • Gâtâr: Calligraphy No. 11 for String Quartet

    String Quartet

    2011
    12 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Geryân: Calligraphy No. 12 for String Quartet

    String Quartet

    2012
    9 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Kereshmeh: Calligraphy No. 8

    Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Bassoon, Contrabassoon, Percussion (3). (Performers divided into 3 independent groups.)

    2007
    5 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Kismet: Calligraphy No. 7

    Flute Trio: Fl 1 dAFl, Picc; Fl 2 & 3 dAFl

    2007
    8 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Love Songs

    Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano

    2003
    7 min.
    • Movement I
      Movement I
    • Movement II
      Movement II
    • Movement III
      Movement III
  • Nayshâborak (Calligraphy No. 6)

    String Quartet

    2006
    10 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Ormavi, String Quartet No. 4

    String Quartet

    2017
    18 min.
    • Watch I. Hisar 1
      Watch I. Hisar 1
    • Watch II. Osool
      Watch II. Osool
    • Watch III. Hesâr
      Watch III. Hesâr
    • IV. Zirafkand 1
      IV. Zirafkand 1
    • V. Hisar 2
      V. Hisar 2
    • VI. Zirafkand 2
      VI. Zirafkand 2
    • VII. Rooh
      VII. Rooh
    • VIII. Hora
      VIII. Hora
  • Raak: Calligraphy No. 15

    String Quartet

    2015
    15 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
    • Listen to the Recording
      Listen to the Recording
  • Sornâ: Folk Songs Set No 17 for Solo Clarinet and 7 Players

    Solo Clarinet in Bb, Flute(dPicc, Afl), Clarinet(dEb Clar, Bcl), 2 Percussion, Piano(dChimes), Violin(dChimes), Cello(dChimes)

    2015
    12 min.
    • Movement I
      Movement I
    • Movement II
      Movement II
    • Movement III
      Movement III
    • Movement IV
      Movement IV
  • String Quartet No. 2

    String Quartet

    1991
    30 min.
    • Movement I
      Movement I
    • Movement II
      Movement II
    • Movement III
      Movement III
    • Movement IV
      Movement IV
  • String Quartet No. 3

    String Quartet

    2001
    21 min.
    • Movement I
      Movement I
    • Movement II
      Movement II
    • Movement III
      Movement III
  • The Night of Power

    2 Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Perc(3), Pno(d Clst), Violin, Cello,*Electric Instruments (1 player): MIDI keyboard-controller, Yamaha tx 816 Synth, Roland d-550 Synth, Lexicon PCM effect processor, and MID

    1990
    18 min.
  • Zand: Calligraphy no. 2 for String Quartet

    String Quartet

    1999
    5 min.
    • Calligraphies: II. Calligraphy No. 2 (Zand)
      Calligraphies: II. Calligraphy No. 2 (Zand)
  • Zand: Calligraphy No. 2, Version for Flute and String Trio

    flute, violin, viola, cello

    1999
    5 min.
  • Zand: Calligraphy No. 2, Version for Ney and String Trio

    ney, violin, viola, cello

    1999
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Zand: Calligraphy No. 2, Version for Oud and String Trio

    oud, violin, viola, cello

    1999
    5 min.

Chorus

Chorus

  • Four Persian Folk Songs: Set No. 5

    Soprano Solo: Children's Chorus or SSA Chorus, Harp, Piano, Perc(2)

    1984
    10 min.
  • Persian Folklore

    SATB Chorus

    1987
    5 min.

Solo / Duo

Solo / Duo

  • Blue Johannes

    Piano Solo

    2012
    7 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Calligraphy No. 5, version for Solo Viola

    Viola Solo

    2003
    6 min.
  • Calligraphy No. 5, version for Solo Violin

    Violin Solo

    2003
    6 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Der Eisberg

    Solo Piano

    1983
    8 min.
  • Folk Songs: Set No. 12C

    Cello, Piano

    1996
    5 min.
  • Folk Songs: Set No. 12D

    Horn, Piano

    2002
    7 min.
  • Folk Songs: Set No. 9 for Flute and Cello

    Flute (d Piccolo, Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Tambourine), Cello (d 6 crystal glasses, Tom-Tom)

    1991
    18 min.
    • Watch Movement I
      Watch Movement I
    • Watch Movement II
      Watch Movement II
    • Watch Movement III
      Watch Movement III
    • Watch Movement IV
      Watch Movement IV
    • Watch Movement V
      Watch Movement V
    • Watch Movement VI
      Watch Movement VI
    • Watch Movement VII
      Watch Movement VII
    • Watch Movement VIII
      Watch Movement VIII
  • Four Persian Folk Songs: Set No. 1

    Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano, Piano

    1979
    12 min.
  • Gestures

    Solo Piano

    1980
    10 min.
  • Gozaar: Calligraphy no. 5 for Guitar

    Guitar Solo

    2003
    6 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Khojasteh: Calligraphy No. 10 for Violin and Cello

    Violin, Cello

    2010
    9 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Kismet: Calligraphy No. 7, Version for Solo Flute and Electronics

    Solo Flute, Pre-recorded multiple flute tracks

    2007
    9 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Kord for Solo Cello: Calligraphy No. 9

    Cello Solo

    2008
    5 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
    • Watch Evan Kahn perform "Kord for Solo Cello: Calligraphy No. 9"
      Watch Evan Kahn perform "Kord for Solo Cello: Calligraphy No. 9"
    • Watch Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun perform  "Kord for Solo Cello: Calligraphy No. 9"
      Watch Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun perform "Kord for Solo Cello: Calligraphy No. 9"
  • Love Drunk

    Violin, Piano

    2014
    7 min.
    • Watch I. Longing
      Watch I. Longing
    • Watch II. In Memory of a Lost Beloved
      Watch II. In Memory of a Lost Beloved
    • Watch III. The Girl from Shiraz
      Watch III. The Girl from Shiraz
    • Watch IV. Love Drunk
      Watch IV. Love Drunk
  • Nine Persian Folk Songs: Set No. 2

    Soprano, Piano

    1981
    12 min.
  • Persian Folk Songs: Set No. 16C

    Cello, Piano

    2016
    20 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Persian Suite: Folk Songs: Set No. 12E

    Flute, Piano

    2002
    7 min.
    • Watch Julieta Blanco & Vahan Sargsyan perform "Persian Suite: Folk Songs: Set No. 12E"
      Watch Julieta Blanco & Vahan Sargsyan perform "Persian Suite: Folk Songs: Set No. 12E"
  • Reminiscences

    Solo Piano

    1986
    10 min.
  • Song for Solo Flute

    Flute Solo

    1987
    7 min.
    • Watch Laura Chislett perform "Song for Solo Flute"
      Watch Laura Chislett perform "Song for Solo Flute"
  • Three Romantic Songs

    Violin, Piano

    2011
    7 min.
    • Watch Roy Sonne and Yeeha Chiu perform "Three Romantic Songs"
      Watch Roy Sonne and Yeeha Chiu perform "Three Romantic Songs"
    • Watch I. Moderato
      Watch I. Moderato
    • Watch II. Adagio – Molto allegro
      Watch II. Adagio – Molto allegro
    • Watch III. Tango Johannes
      Watch III. Tango Johannes
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video

Orchestra

Orchestra

  • Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

    Flute Solo: 1(d AFl, Picc).1(d EH).1(d A Clarinet, Bass Clar).0: 2.1.1.1: Timp.Perc(4).Hp: Str (6.6.4.4.2 or 6.4.4.3.2)

    1997
    20 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Deylámân

    4(2d AFl, 1d Bass Flute, 2d Picc).3(1d EH).4(1d Eb Clar, 2d BCl).3(1d Cbsn): 4.3.3.1: Timp.Perc(6).Pno(d Clst).Harp.Persian Ney.Persian Oud: Str. (Ney may be replaced by a Flute; 6 string Lute may substitute for Oud)

    1995
    20 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Four Movements for String Quartet and Orchestra

    String Quartet Soli and String Orchestra

    1993
    30 min.
    • Watch Movement I
      Watch Movement I
    • Watch Movement II
      Watch Movement II
    • Watch Movement III
      Watch Movement III
    • Watch Movement IV
      Watch Movement IV
  • Funebre

    Violin Solo: String Orchestra (8.8.6.4.4 or 6.6.4.4.2)

    1992
    9 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Isfahan (Calligraphy No. 16)

    2(2dPicc).2(2dEh).2(2dBcl).2(2dCbsn):2.2.2.1:Timp.Perc(2).Pno..Hp.Str.

    Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

    2017
    22 min.
  • Opening Music

    2(1d Picc).2(1d EH).2.2: 5.3.3.1: Timp.Perc(3): Str

    1988
    8 min.
  • Ravan

    2(1dPicc, 2dAFl).2(2dEH).2(2dBCl).1+Cbsn: 2.1.1.1: Timp.Perc(2).Pno.Hp: Str

    Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

    2013
    5 min.
  • Segâh: Double Concerto for Persian Ney, Kamanche, and Orchestra

    Ney (Persian Flute) and Kamanche (Persian/ Turkish spike fiddle) soli: 2(2dPicc).1dEH.2(1dCl in A, 2dBcl).2(2dCbsn): 1.2.2.1: Timp(dPersian Frame Drum).Perc(2).Pno.Hp: Str

    2010
    29 min.
    • Watch the Segâh Festival Ensemble perform "Segah: Double Concerto for Persian Ney, Kamanche, and Orchestra"
      Watch the Segâh Festival Ensemble perform "Segah: Double Concerto for Persian Ney, Kamanche, and Orchestra"
  • The Ancient Call: Calligraphy No. 13

    Trumpet Solo: 2(1dAfl, 2dPicc).1(dEh).2(2dBcl).2(2dCbsn):2.2.2.1: 3 Perc(1dTimp).Pno.Hp: Str

    2014
    14 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • The Being of Love: Folk Songs Set No. 16

    Soprano or Mezzo Voice: 2(2d AFl, Picc).2(2dEH).2(1dCl in A, 2dBCl).2(2dCbsn): 2.2.2.1: Timp.Perc(4).Pno (d Clst).Hp: Str(10.9.8.7.6)

    Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

    2005
    27 min.
  • The Darkness of Fury

    2(2dPicc).2(1dEH).2.2: 4(+opt Hn5).3.3.1: Timp.Perc(2): Str

    2012
    5 min.
    • Watch Kharkiv Philharmonic Orchestra perform "The Darkness of Fury"
      Watch Kharkiv Philharmonic Orchestra perform "The Darkness of Fury"
    • Watch Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic perform "The Darkness of Fury"
      Watch Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic perform "The Darkness of Fury"
  • The Dervish and the Magus

    Cello Solo: 2(1d Picc, 1d AFl).1(d EH).2(2d Eb Clar, 1d BCl).1(d Cbsn): 1.1.2.1: Timp.Perc(2).Pno(d Clst).Harp(d low chimes): Str 6.2.2.2.2

    1994
    26 min.
  • Toward That Endless Plain: Concerto for Persian Ney and Orchestra

    Persian Ney (Flute) Solo: 2(dPicc).2(2dEH).2(1dEbCl, 2dBCl).2(2dCbsn): 2.2.2.1: Perc(3).Pno(dShaker).Hp(dSiren, Shakers): Str(last 2 Vn1 stands dClaves, Guiro; last Vn2 stand dTemple Blocks)

    2003
    19 min.
    • Watch Movement I
      Watch Movement I
    • Watch Movement II
      Watch Movement II
    • Watch Movement III
      Watch Movement III

Chamber Orchestra

  • Folk Songs: Set No. 10

    Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano Solo: 2(1d Picc, 1d AFl).1(d EH).2(1,2d BCl).1: 1.1.1.1: Timp.Perc(2).Pno.Hp: Str (9.8.6.4.4 or 1.1.1.1.1)

    1993
    15 min.
    • Watch "Song I"
      Watch "Song I"
    • Watch "Song II"
      Watch "Song II"
    • Watch "Song III"
      Watch "Song III"
    • Watch "Song IV"
      Watch "Song IV"
  • Folk Songs: Set No. 14

    Mezzo-Soprano or Soprano Solo: 1(d Picc).1(d EH).1(d BCl).1(d Cbsn): 2.1.1.1: Timp.Perc(2).Pno.Hp: Str (9.8.6.4.4 or 1.1.1.1.1)

    1998
    12 min.
    • Watch "Song I"
      Watch "Song I"
    • Watch "Song II"
      Watch "Song II"
    • Watch "Song III"
      Watch "Song III"
    • Watch "Song IV"
      Watch "Song IV"
    • Watch "Song V"
      Watch "Song V"
  • Persian Folk Songs: Set No. 7

    Soprano Solo: 1(d AFl, Picc).1(d EH).1(d BCl).1(d Cbsn): 1.1.1.1: Timp.Perc(2).Pno.Hp: Str (9.8.6.4.4 , 6.6.4.4.2, or 1.1.1.1.1)

    1986
    17 min.
    • Watch "Song I"
      Watch "Song I"
    • Watch "Song II"
      Watch "Song II"
    • Watch "Song III"
      Watch "Song III"
    • Watch "Song IV"
      Watch "Song IV"
    • Watch "Song V"
      Watch "Song V"
    • Watch "Song VI"
      Watch "Song VI"

Chamber Ensemble

  • Ashoob: Calligraphy No. 14 for Santoor and String Quartet

    Persian Santoor, String Quartet

    2014
    8 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Ashoob: Calligraphy No. 14 for String Quartet

    String Quartet

    2014
    8 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Calligraphies (Nos. 1-3) for String Quartet / Quintet

    String Quartet, Double Bass

    1999
    12 min.
    • Reza Vali: Three Calligraphies for String Quartet
      Reza Vali: Three Calligraphies for String Quartet
    • Calligraphy No 1 (Hazin)
      Calligraphy No 1 (Hazin)
    • Calligraphy No. II (Zand)
      Calligraphy No. II (Zand)
    • Calligraphy No. III (Aksak)
      Calligraphy No. III (Aksak)
  • Calligraphy No. 4

    Persian Santoor (hammered dulcimer), String Quartet

    2001
    7 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Chant and Dance

    Flute(d Picc, Alto Flute), Clarinet(d BCl), Pno(d Clst), Perc(3)

    1990
    16 min.
    • Watch "Chant"
      Watch "Chant"
    • Watch "Dance"
      Watch "Dance"
  • Folk Songs Set No. 8

    Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano Solo: Flute(d Picc), Clarinet(d BCl), Perc(1), Harp, Piano, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

    1989
    15 min.
    • Watch "Song I"
      Watch "Song I"
    • Watch "Song II"
      Watch "Song II"
    • Watch "Song III"
      Watch "Song III"
    • Watch "Song IV"
      Watch "Song IV"
    • Watch "Song V"
      Watch "Song V"
    • Watch "Song VI"
      Watch "Song VI"
    • Watch "Song VII"
      Watch "Song VII"
  • Folk Songs: Set No. 11A

    4 Cellos

    1995
    8 min.
  • Folk Songs: Set No. 11B

    String Quartet

    1995
    8 min.
    • Watch Apollo Chamber Players perform "Folksong Set No. 11B for String Quartet"
      Watch Apollo Chamber Players perform "Folksong Set No. 11B for String Quartet"
    • Watch Carpe Diem String Quartet perform "Folksong Set No. 11B for String Quartet"
      Watch Carpe Diem String Quartet perform "Folksong Set No. 11B for String Quartet"
    • Watch Movement I
      Watch Movement I
    • Watch Movement II
      Watch Movement II
  • Folk Songs: Set No. 12A

    Mezzo soprano or soprano solo, string quartet (vl.1, vl.2, vla., vcl.), piano

    12 min.
    • Watch "Song I, In the Style of an Armenian Folk Song"
      Watch "Song I, In the Style of an Armenian Folk Song"
    • Watch "Song II, Rain"
      Watch "Song II, Rain"
    • Watch "Song III, Love Song "
      Watch "Song III, Love Song "
    • Watch "Song IV, Lament"
      Watch "Song IV, Lament"
    • Watch "Song V, Love Song"
      Watch "Song V, Love Song"
  • Folk Songs: Set No. 12B

    4 Cellos

    1996
    4 min.
  • Folk Songs: Set No. 13

    4 Cellos

    1996
    14 min.
  • Folk Songs: Set No. 15

    Flute(d AFl, Picc), Clarinet (d Eb Clar, Bass Clar), Percussion, Violin, Cello

    1999
    20 min.
    • Watch Movement I
      Watch Movement I
    • Watch Movement II
      Watch Movement II
    • Watch Movement III
      Watch Movement III
    • Watch Movement IV
      Watch Movement IV
    • Watch Movement V
      Watch Movement V
    • Watch Movement VI
      Watch Movement VI
    • Watch Movement VII
      Watch Movement VII
  • Gâtâr: Calligraphy No. 11 for String Quartet

    String Quartet

    2011
    12 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Geryân: Calligraphy No. 12 for String Quartet

    String Quartet

    2012
    9 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Kereshmeh: Calligraphy No. 8

    Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Bassoon, Contrabassoon, Percussion (3). (Performers divided into 3 independent groups.)

    2007
    5 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Kismet: Calligraphy No. 7

    Flute Trio: Fl 1 dAFl, Picc; Fl 2 & 3 dAFl

    2007
    8 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Love Songs

    Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano

    2003
    7 min.
    • Movement I
      Movement I
    • Movement II
      Movement II
    • Movement III
      Movement III
  • Nayshâborak (Calligraphy No. 6)

    String Quartet

    2006
    10 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Ormavi, String Quartet No. 4

    String Quartet

    2017
    18 min.
    • Watch I. Hisar 1
      Watch I. Hisar 1
    • Watch II. Osool
      Watch II. Osool
    • Watch III. Hesâr
      Watch III. Hesâr
    • IV. Zirafkand 1
      IV. Zirafkand 1
    • V. Hisar 2
      V. Hisar 2
    • VI. Zirafkand 2
      VI. Zirafkand 2
    • VII. Rooh
      VII. Rooh
    • VIII. Hora
      VIII. Hora
  • Raak: Calligraphy No. 15

    String Quartet

    2015
    15 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
    • Listen to the Recording
      Listen to the Recording
  • Sornâ: Folk Songs Set No 17 for Solo Clarinet and 7 Players

    Solo Clarinet in Bb, Flute(dPicc, Afl), Clarinet(dEb Clar, Bcl), 2 Percussion, Piano(dChimes), Violin(dChimes), Cello(dChimes)

    2015
    12 min.
    • Movement I
      Movement I
    • Movement II
      Movement II
    • Movement III
      Movement III
    • Movement IV
      Movement IV
  • String Quartet No. 2

    String Quartet

    1991
    30 min.
    • Movement I
      Movement I
    • Movement II
      Movement II
    • Movement III
      Movement III
    • Movement IV
      Movement IV
  • String Quartet No. 3

    String Quartet

    2001
    21 min.
    • Movement I
      Movement I
    • Movement II
      Movement II
    • Movement III
      Movement III
  • The Night of Power

    2 Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Perc(3), Pno(d Clst), Violin, Cello,*Electric Instruments (1 player): MIDI keyboard-controller, Yamaha tx 816 Synth, Roland d-550 Synth, Lexicon PCM effect processor, and MID

    1990
    18 min.
  • Zand: Calligraphy no. 2 for String Quartet

    String Quartet

    1999
    5 min.
    • Calligraphies: II. Calligraphy No. 2 (Zand)
      Calligraphies: II. Calligraphy No. 2 (Zand)
  • Zand: Calligraphy No. 2, Version for Flute and String Trio

    flute, violin, viola, cello

    1999
    5 min.
  • Zand: Calligraphy No. 2, Version for Ney and String Trio

    ney, violin, viola, cello

    1999
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Zand: Calligraphy No. 2, Version for Oud and String Trio

    oud, violin, viola, cello

    1999
    5 min.

Chorus

  • Four Persian Folk Songs: Set No. 5

    Soprano Solo: Children's Chorus or SSA Chorus, Harp, Piano, Perc(2)

    1984
    10 min.
  • Persian Folklore

    SATB Chorus

    1987
    5 min.

Solo / Duo

  • Blue Johannes

    Piano Solo

    2012
    7 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Calligraphy No. 5, version for Solo Viola

    Viola Solo

    2003
    6 min.
  • Calligraphy No. 5, version for Solo Violin

    Violin Solo

    2003
    6 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Der Eisberg

    Solo Piano

    1983
    8 min.
  • Folk Songs: Set No. 12C

    Cello, Piano

    1996
    5 min.
  • Folk Songs: Set No. 12D

    Horn, Piano

    2002
    7 min.
  • Folk Songs: Set No. 9 for Flute and Cello

    Flute (d Piccolo, Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Tambourine), Cello (d 6 crystal glasses, Tom-Tom)

    1991
    18 min.
    • Watch Movement I
      Watch Movement I
    • Watch Movement II
      Watch Movement II
    • Watch Movement III
      Watch Movement III
    • Watch Movement IV
      Watch Movement IV
    • Watch Movement V
      Watch Movement V
    • Watch Movement VI
      Watch Movement VI
    • Watch Movement VII
      Watch Movement VII
    • Watch Movement VIII
      Watch Movement VIII
  • Four Persian Folk Songs: Set No. 1

    Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano, Piano

    1979
    12 min.
  • Gestures

    Solo Piano

    1980
    10 min.
  • Gozaar: Calligraphy no. 5 for Guitar

    Guitar Solo

    2003
    6 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Khojasteh: Calligraphy No. 10 for Violin and Cello

    Violin, Cello

    2010
    9 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Kismet: Calligraphy No. 7, Version for Solo Flute and Electronics

    Solo Flute, Pre-recorded multiple flute tracks

    2007
    9 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Kord for Solo Cello: Calligraphy No. 9

    Cello Solo

    2008
    5 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
    • Watch Evan Kahn perform "Kord for Solo Cello: Calligraphy No. 9"
      Watch Evan Kahn perform "Kord for Solo Cello: Calligraphy No. 9"
    • Watch Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun perform  "Kord for Solo Cello: Calligraphy No. 9"
      Watch Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun perform "Kord for Solo Cello: Calligraphy No. 9"
  • Love Drunk

    Violin, Piano

    2014
    7 min.
    • Watch I. Longing
      Watch I. Longing
    • Watch II. In Memory of a Lost Beloved
      Watch II. In Memory of a Lost Beloved
    • Watch III. The Girl from Shiraz
      Watch III. The Girl from Shiraz
    • Watch IV. Love Drunk
      Watch IV. Love Drunk
  • Nine Persian Folk Songs: Set No. 2

    Soprano, Piano

    1981
    12 min.
  • Persian Folk Songs: Set No. 16C

    Cello, Piano

    2016
    20 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Persian Suite: Folk Songs: Set No. 12E

    Flute, Piano

    2002
    7 min.
    • Watch Julieta Blanco & Vahan Sargsyan perform "Persian Suite: Folk Songs: Set No. 12E"
      Watch Julieta Blanco & Vahan Sargsyan perform "Persian Suite: Folk Songs: Set No. 12E"
  • Reminiscences

    Solo Piano

    1986
    10 min.
  • Song for Solo Flute

    Flute Solo

    1987
    7 min.
    • Watch Laura Chislett perform "Song for Solo Flute"
      Watch Laura Chislett perform "Song for Solo Flute"
  • Three Romantic Songs

    Violin, Piano

    2011
    7 min.
    • Watch Roy Sonne and Yeeha Chiu perform "Three Romantic Songs"
      Watch Roy Sonne and Yeeha Chiu perform "Three Romantic Songs"
    • Watch I. Moderato
      Watch I. Moderato
    • Watch II. Adagio – Molto allegro
      Watch II. Adagio – Molto allegro
    • Watch III. Tango Johannes
      Watch III. Tango Johannes
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video

Orchestra

  • Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

    Flute Solo: 1(d AFl, Picc).1(d EH).1(d A Clarinet, Bass Clar).0: 2.1.1.1: Timp.Perc(4).Hp: Str (6.6.4.4.2 or 6.4.4.3.2)

    1997
    20 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Deylámân

    4(2d AFl, 1d Bass Flute, 2d Picc).3(1d EH).4(1d Eb Clar, 2d BCl).3(1d Cbsn): 4.3.3.1: Timp.Perc(6).Pno(d Clst).Harp.Persian Ney.Persian Oud: Str. (Ney may be replaced by a Flute; 6 string Lute may substitute for Oud)

    1995
    20 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Four Movements for String Quartet and Orchestra

    String Quartet Soli and String Orchestra

    1993
    30 min.
    • Watch Movement I
      Watch Movement I
    • Watch Movement II
      Watch Movement II
    • Watch Movement III
      Watch Movement III
    • Watch Movement IV
      Watch Movement IV
  • Funebre

    Violin Solo: String Orchestra (8.8.6.4.4 or 6.6.4.4.2)

    1992
    9 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • Isfahan (Calligraphy No. 16)

    2(2dPicc).2(2dEh).2(2dBcl).2(2dCbsn):2.2.2.1:Timp.Perc(2).Pno..Hp.Str.

    Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

    2017
    22 min.
  • Opening Music

    2(1d Picc).2(1d EH).2.2: 5.3.3.1: Timp.Perc(3): Str

    1988
    8 min.
  • Ravan

    2(1dPicc, 2dAFl).2(2dEH).2(2dBCl).1+Cbsn: 2.1.1.1: Timp.Perc(2).Pno.Hp: Str

    Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

    2013
    5 min.
  • Segâh: Double Concerto for Persian Ney, Kamanche, and Orchestra

    Ney (Persian Flute) and Kamanche (Persian/ Turkish spike fiddle) soli: 2(2dPicc).1dEH.2(1dCl in A, 2dBcl).2(2dCbsn): 1.2.2.1: Timp(dPersian Frame Drum).Perc(2).Pno.Hp: Str

    2010
    29 min.
    • Watch the Segâh Festival Ensemble perform "Segah: Double Concerto for Persian Ney, Kamanche, and Orchestra"
      Watch the Segâh Festival Ensemble perform "Segah: Double Concerto for Persian Ney, Kamanche, and Orchestra"
  • The Ancient Call: Calligraphy No. 13

    Trumpet Solo: 2(1dAfl, 2dPicc).1(dEh).2(2dBcl).2(2dCbsn):2.2.2.1: 3 Perc(1dTimp).Pno.Hp: Str

    2014
    14 min.
    • Watch Video
      Watch Video
  • The Being of Love: Folk Songs Set No. 16

    Soprano or Mezzo Voice: 2(2d AFl, Picc).2(2dEH).2(1dCl in A, 2dBCl).2(2dCbsn): 2.2.2.1: Timp.Perc(4).Pno (d Clst).Hp: Str(10.9.8.7.6)

    Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

    2005
    27 min.
  • The Darkness of Fury

    2(2dPicc).2(1dEH).2.2: 4(+opt Hn5).3.3.1: Timp.Perc(2): Str

    2012
    5 min.
    • Watch Kharkiv Philharmonic Orchestra perform "The Darkness of Fury"
      Watch Kharkiv Philharmonic Orchestra perform "The Darkness of Fury"
    • Watch Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic perform "The Darkness of Fury"
      Watch Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic perform "The Darkness of Fury"
  • The Dervish and the Magus

    Cello Solo: 2(1d Picc, 1d AFl).1(d EH).2(2d Eb Clar, 1d BCl).1(d Cbsn): 1.1.2.1: Timp.Perc(2).Pno(d Clst).Harp(d low chimes): Str 6.2.2.2.2

    1994
    26 min.
  • Toward That Endless Plain: Concerto for Persian Ney and Orchestra

    Persian Ney (Flute) Solo: 2(dPicc).2(2dEH).2(1dEbCl, 2dBCl).2(2dCbsn): 2.2.2.1: Perc(3).Pno(dShaker).Hp(dSiren, Shakers): Str(last 2 Vn1 stands dClaves, Guiro; last Vn2 stand dTemple Blocks)

    2003
    19 min.
    • Watch Movement I
      Watch Movement I
    • Watch Movement II
      Watch Movement II
    • Watch Movement III
      Watch Movement III

"Reza Vali's 'Seven Persian Folk Songs' ranged in mood from childlike simplicity to near terrifying force, in a highly successful blend of Western music with Vali's native Persian folk music."

Review of Seven Persian Folk Songs, Christian Science Monitor