Cygnus Ensemble


Duos & Trios

Martin Rokeach   Fantasy on 12 Strings  (Winner of the Cygnus Composition Prize)
Sidney Corbett Archipel Chagall 2, Le Cirque
Meyer Kupferman New Space
Dylan Lardelli Duo    for oboe & guitar
Eleanor Cory  Trio*  for fl, pc, gt
Scott Johnson Bowery Haunt* (2 electric guitars)
David Loeb El Pont De Sant Antoni
Chester Biscardi Resisting Stillness*   (International Guitar Festival of Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico)
Sidney Corbet Julia Variations
Robert Pollock Entertwined, Duo Tonic
Robert Martin Diary of a Seducer
David Lang Warmth*  (2 electric guitars)
Peter Pindar Stearns A Seaside Suite for Two Guitars
Charles Wuorinen Sonata for Guitar and Piano*
Charles Wuorinen Dodecadactyl*  (2 guitars)
Milton Babbitt Soli e Duettini*     for two guitars
Robert Morris Tete a Tete
Stefan Wolpe Music for Any Instruments

Theorbo Music:

Shoko Suzuki    Otanjobi for theorbo & gamba (or theorbo & 'cello) 
Shoko Suzuki   ...sho gyo mu jo...  for theorbo & baritone
Jonathan Dawe     Ballet L'Inconstante for theorbo, bass gamba and Baroque flute (or theorbo, fl, and vc)
Frank Brickle    Ab nou cor et ab nou talen  for soprano & theorbo
Eva Wiener   Variations on Fortune My Foe  for soprano, theorbo & harpsichord




Quartets and Quintets

Martin Rokeach   Sleepless Night    (fl, vln, vc, gt)
Mohammed Fairouz Three Fragments of Ibn Khafājah
David Loeb  Quintet  (for fl, vc, and three guitars)
Charles Wuorinen Fenton Songs*
Robert Martin Charred Beloved
Arthur Kreiger Suitable Attachments*
David Glaser Convergence*
Meyer Kupferman Summer Music*  (Bar Harbor Music Festival)

Dina Koston  Quartet for Strings Bowed and Plucked
Dina Koston Quartet for Plucked Strings

Sextets and Septets

New works in progress:



Ben Boretz

Jeff Nichols

David Glaser
Eva Wiener



Quintet & Sextet repertoire:


Laura Kaminsky  Homage to Havel
Mario Davidovsky Ladino Songs for guitar, tenor banjo, vln, vc, fl, ob, soprano
Laura Schwendinger  Garden of Earthly Delights*;  Footfalls
Harold Meltzer  Brion*  (Barlow Endowment for Commissioning)
John Halle Spooks*
George Walker Modus* (Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust
Sebastian Currier Broken Consort*  (Koussevitsky)
Frank Brickle The Creation, A Towneley Mystery Play*  
Milton Babbitt Swan Song #1
Anthony Braxton Composition 189*
Richard Festinger Hidden Spring*  (Fromm Foundation)
Robert Pollock Cygnature Piece*
Rolv Yttrehus Plectrum Spectrum*
David Claman Gone for Foreign* (American Composers' Forum)
Akemi Naito Mindscape--Four Poetic Images*  (Chamber Music America)
William Anderson The Job of Jouneywork (Cygnus + illean pipes);  Variations, Bacchus (Cygnus + sop) 
Erik Ulman The Empire of Flora
Sean Varah Cygnificant Other*
David Olan Cygnus Fantasy*
Perotin/Brickle Sederunt Principes*
Busoni/Brickle Berceuse Elegiac*
Bradley Lubman Berylium Sandal Web*
Justin H. Rubin Canzonette a sei
Jonathan Dawe Prometheus, a chamber opera*  (NYSCA)
Giorgio Spriano Cygnus in Fabula*
Robert Martin Those Times*
Trent Johnson Two Vignettes* (CGNJ)

Larger instrumentations

Jonathan Dawe      Prometheus a Chamber for Cygnus + cornetto, and many singers.
Frank Brickle         The Creation, a Towneley Mystery Play Cygnus + piano and soprano
William Anderson   Unexpected Reunion (Guitar Ensemble, strings + Choir) based on Johann Peter Hebel

Dina Koston           Distant Intervals (Hommage to Beckett) for 9 instruments, 2009

*commissioned works, from Cygnus, unless otherwise specified.

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