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Catalog of Concert Works


Alex Shapiro

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Solo Piano Sonata for Piano
(1999; 16')
Solo Violin Desert Waves
(with audio track; 2001; 10')
  Intermezzo for Piano
(1998; 3')
  Journey
(with audio track; 1999; 7')
  Piano Suite No. 1:
The Resonance of Childhood

(1996; 12')
  Vista
(with audio track; 2005; 8')
  For My Father
(1996; 5')
Solo Viola Evolve
(with audio track; 2006; 8')
  Slowly, searching
(2009; 6')
  Desert Waves
(with audio track; 2001; 10')
  Luvina
(2007; 5')
Solo Flute Shiny Kiss
(1999; 4')
  Vendaval de Luvina
(with audio track; 2010; 6')
  Below
(contrabass flute with audio track; 2008; 10')
  Spark
(2011; 7')
  Below
(bass clarinet with audio track; 2010; 10')
  Chord History
(2014; 2')
   
  Solo Piano Collection
(2012; Eight works)
Solo Clarinet Water Crossing
(with audio track; 2002; 10')
Solo Organ Transplant
(1999; 4')
Solo Sax Desert Tide
(with audio track; 2005; 10')
Solo
Percussion
Kettle Brew
(2013; timpani, percussion; 8')
Solo
Contrabass clarinet
Deep
(with audio track; 2004; 8')
Solo French horn Deep
(with audio track; 2004; 8')
Solo
Contrabassoon
Deep
(with audio track; 2004; 8')
Solo Tuba Deep
(with audio track; 2004; 8')
   
       
  D      
Mount Baker
 
Harpsichord  
Transplanted
(viola and harpsichord; 2012; 3')
Three Insanities
(viola and harpsichord; 2013; 7')
Slipping
(violin, harpsichord and percussion; 2006; 9')
Slip
(violin and harpsichord; 2001; 9')
Brat
(viola and harpsichord; 2013; 2')
Fleas
(viola and harpsichord; 2013; 2')
   
  D      
2 foxes
 
DuetsR
Slip
(violin and harpsichord; 2001; 9')
Music for Two Big Instruments
(tuba and piano; 2000; 7')
Of String and Touch
(viola and piano; 2006; 10')
Re:pair
(flute duet; 2000; 7')
Of Wood and Touch
(cello and piano; 2001; 10')
Re:pair
(flute and oboe; 2001; 7')
Of Bow and Touch
(double bass and piano; 2000; 10')
Re:pair
(flute and bassoon; 2001; 7')
Of Air and Touch
(oboe and piano; 2001; 10')
Re:pair
(clarinet and bassoon; 2008; 7')
Of Breath and Touch
(bassoon and piano; 1999; 10')
Re:pair
(bassoon duet; 2001; 7')
Of Wind and Touch
(baritone saxophone and piano; 2006; 10')
Intermezzo for Flute and Harp
(2008; 4')
Of Song and Touch
(euphonium and piano; 2011; 10')
Intermezzo for Clarinet and Piano
(1998; 4')
Intermezzo for Bass Flute and Piano
(2010; 4')
Intermezzo for Clarinet and Harp
(1998; 4')
Intermezzo for Bass Flute and Harp
(2010; 4')
Intermezzo for Cello and Piano
(2011; 4')
Transplanted
(viola and harpsichord; 2012; 4')
Water Voyage
(clarinet duet with audio track; 2007; 8')
Three Insanities
(viola and harpsichord; 2013; 7')
Brat
(alto sax and piano; 2013; 2')
Brat
(clarinet and piano; 2013; 2')
Brat
(oboe and piano; 2013; 2')
Brat
(viola and harpsichord; 2013; 2')
Fleas
(viola and harpsichord; 2013; 2')
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3 sheep
 
Trios
Desert Notes
(oboe, bassoon and piano; 2001; 10')
Piano Trio No. 1: Elegy
(violin, cello and piano; 1999; 8')
Desert Passage
(violin, cello and piano; 2001; 10')
Elegy
(trumpet, cello and piano; 2004; 8')
Desert Passage
(violin, tenor saxophone and piano;
2001; 10')

Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano
(1998; 12')

Desert Run
(oboe, clarinet and piano; 2007; 10')
Slipping
(violin, harpsichord and percussion; 2006; 9')
Desert Thoughts
(flute, clarinet and piano; 2008; 10')
At the Abyss
(piano, marimba, vibraphone and percussion;

2003; 14')
Flea Circus
(recording only: clarinet, violin and piano; 2008; 1')
Elegiac
(clarinet, cello and piano; 2010; 8')
   
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4 orca whales
 
Quartets
Introspect
(string quartet; 2000; 7')
Evensong Suite
(flute, clarinet, bassoon and piano; 1999; 17')
Music for Four Big Instruments
(tuba, piano, double bass, drum set;
2006; 7')
Bioplasm
(flute quartet: 2 bass fls, 2 alto fls, 2 C fls, 1 piccolo; 
2004; 12')
Unabashedly
(flute/piccolo, violin, cello and piano;
2006; 14')
Plasma
(flute quartet: 2 bass fl, 2 alto fl, 2 C fl, 1 picc.; 
2004; 1')
Five Squared
(string quartet; 2008; 4')
Phos Hilaron
(flute, clarinet, bassoon and piano; 1999; 3')
   
  D      
5 flowers
 
Quintets
Current Events
(string quintet: 2 vlns, 2 vlas, 1 vc; 2003; 16')
 
   
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ducks
 
Sextets
Unabashedly More
(flute/piccolo, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano; 2010; 11')
Unabashedly Said
(flute/piccolo, clarinet, French horn, violin, cello and piano; 2011; 11')
Perpetual Spark
(flute/piccolo, violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano; 2011; 7')
 
   
  B      
ducks
 
Large Chamber Ensemble
Archipelago
(string quartet, double bass, woodwind quintet, piano; 2009, revised 2013; 10')
Remembrance
(string orchestra;
2013; 8')
Bioplasm
(flute choir; 2011; 12')
Even Deeper
(double reed choir with audio track; orchestra;
2014; 8')
   
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lavender
 
Orchestra
Remembrance
(string orchestra;
2013; 8')
Archipelago
(chamber orchestra; 2013; 10' )
   
  St      
baby spiders
 
Strings
Of Wood and Touch
(cello and piano; 2001; 10')
Current Events
(string quintet: 2 vlns, 2 vlas, 1 vc; 2003; 16')
Desert Waves
(5-string electric violin and audio track; 2001; 10')
Introspect
(string quartet;
2000; 7')
Slip
(violin and harpsichord; 2001; 9')
Of Bow and Touch
(double bass and piano; 2000; 10')
Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano
(1998; 12')
Piano Trio No. 1: Elegy
(violin, cello and piano; 1999; 8')
Desert Passage
(violin, cello and piano; 2001; 10';
Journey
(5-string electric violin and audio track; 1999; 7')
Desert Passage
(violin, tenor saxophone and piano; 2001; 10';
Elegy
(trumpet, cello and piano; 2004; 8')
Vista
(violin and audio track; 2005; 8')
Of String and Touch
(viola and piano; 2006; 10')
Music for Four Big Instruments
(tuba, piano, double bass, drum set; 2006; 7')
Unabashedly
(flute/piccolo, violin, cello and piano; 2006; 14')
Evolve
(electric viola and audio track; 2006; 8')
Slipping
(violin, harpsichord and percussion; 2006; 9')
Perpetual Spark
(flute/piccolo, violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano; 2011; 7')
Five Squared
(string quartet;
2008; 4')
Archipelago
(string quartet, double bass, woodwind quintet, piano; 2009, revised 2013; 10')
Elegiac
(clarinet, cello and piano;
2010; 8')
Unabashedly More
(flute/piccolo, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano; 2010; 11')
Unabashedly Said
(flute/piccolo, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano; 2010; 11')
Transplanted
(viola and harpsichord;
2012; 4')
Remembrance
(string orchestra;
2013; 8')
Fleas
(viola and harpsichord; 2013; 2')
Three Insanities
(viola and harpsichord; 2013; 7')
Brat
(viola and harpsichord; 2013; 2')
 
   
  Ww    
pacific madrona trees
 
Woodwinds
Shiny Kiss
(solo flute;
1999; 4')
Bioplasm
(flute quartet: 2 bass fls, 2 alto fls, 2 C fls, 1 piccolo;  2004; 12')
Re:pair
(flute and oboe; 2001; 7')
Bioplasm, for flute choir
(flute choir; 2011; 12')
Re:pair
(flute and bassoon; 2001; 7')
Deep
(contrabassoon with audio track; 2004; 8')
Re:pair (ob, eng. hn; 2014; 7") Intermezzo for Flute and Harp
(2008; 4')
Re:pair
(clarinet and bassoon; 2008; 7')
Intermezzo for Bass Flute and Piano
(2010; 4')
Re:pair
(flute duet; 2000; 7')
Intermezzo for Bass Flute and Harp
(2010; 4')
Re:pair
(bassoon duet; 2001; 7')
Intermezzo for Clarinet and Piano
(1998; 4')
Re:pair for Two Baroque Flutes
(flute duet; 2000; 7')
Intermezzo for Clarinet and Harp
(1998; 4')
Elegiac
(clarinet, cello and piano; 2010; 8')
Plasma
(flute quartet, recording only; 2 bass fl, 2 alto fl, 2 C fl, 1 picc.; 2004; 1')
Desert Notes
(oboe, bassoon and piano; 2001; 10')
Water Crossing
(clarinet with audio track; 2002; 10')
Desert Tide
(soprano saxophone with audio track;
2005; 10')
Water Voyage
(clarinet duet with audio track;
2007; 8')
Desert Passage
(violin, tenor saxophone and piano; 2001; 10')
Of Wind and Touch
(baritone saxophone and piano; 2006; 10')
Desert Run
(oboe, clarinet and piano; 2007; 10')
Of Breath and Touch
(bassoon and piano; 1999; 10')
Desert Thoughts
(flute, clarinet and piano; 2008; 10')
Of Air and Touch
(oboe and piano; 2001; 10')
Unabashedly
(flute/piccolo, violin, cello and piano;
2006; 14')
Archipelago
(string quartet, double bass, woodwind quintet, piano; 2009, revised 2013; 10')
Unabashedly Said
(flute/piccolo, clarinet, french horn, violin, cello and piano; 2010; 11')

Below
(contrabass flute with audio track;
2008; 10')
Unabashedly More
(flute/piccolo, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano; 2010; 11')
Evensong Suite
(flute, clarinet, bassoon and piano;
1999; 17')
Perpetual Spark
(flute/piccolo, violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano; 2011; 7')
Brat
(oboe and piano; 2013; 2')
Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano
(1998; 12')
Brat
(alto sax and piano; 2013; 2')
Brat
(clarinet and piano; 2013; 2')
Even Deeper
(double reed choir with audio track; orchestra;
2014; 8')
  B      
Turn Island
 
Works with flute
Shiny Kiss (solo fl) Desert Thoughts (fl, cl., pno)
Re:pair (fl, ob) Bioplasm (fl quartet)
Re:pair (fl, bn) Bioplasm, for flute choir
Re:pair (fl duet) Evensong Suite (fl, cl, bn, pno)
Re:pair for Two Baroque Flutes
Unabashedly (fl/picc, vln, vc, pno)
Intermezzo for Flute and Harp
Unabashedly More (fl/picc, cl, vln, vla, vc, pno)
Intermezzo for Bass Flute and Piano
Unabashedly Said (fl/picc, cl, hn, vln, vc, pno)
Intermezzo for Bass Flute and Harp
Perpetual Spark (fl/picc, vln, vla, vc, db bs, pno)
Archipelago (str qt, dbl bs, w.w. quint, pno) Below (contrabs fl, audio track)
  B      
Turn Island
 
Works with clarinet and saxophone
Intermezzo for Clarinet and Piano
Water Crossing (cl, audio track)
Intermezzo for Clarinet and Harp
Water Voyage (cl duet, audio track)
Re:pair (cl, bn) Desert Tide (sop sax, audio track)
Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano
Of Wind and Touch (bari sax, pno)
Brat (alto sax, pno) Brat (cl, pno)
Elegiac (cl, vc, pno) Evensong Suite (fl, cl, bn, pno)
Desert Run (ob, cl, pno) Unabashedly Said (fl/picc, cl, hn, vln, vc, pno)
Desert Thoughts (fl, cl, pno) Unabashedly More (fl/picc, cl, vln, vla, vc, pno)
Desert Passage (vln, tenor sax, pno) Archipelago (str qt, dbl bs, w.w. quint, pno)
  B      
Turn Island
 
Works with oboe and bassoon
Deep (contrabn, audio track) Of Air and Touch (ob, pno)
Re:pair (fl, ob) Of Breath and Touch (bn, pno)
Re:pair (ob, eng. hn) Desert Run (ob, cl, pno)
Re:pair (fl, bn) Desert Notes (ob, bn, pno)
Re:pair (cl, bn) Evensong Suite (fl, cl, bn, pno)
Re:pair (bn duet) Brat (ob, pno)
Archipelago (str qt, dbl bs, w.w. quint, pno) Even Deeper
(double reed choir with audio track; orchestra;
2014; 8')
  B      
bull kelp
 
Brass
Music for Two Big Instruments
(tuba and piano; 2000; 7')
Music for Four Big Instruments
(tuba, piano, double bass, drum set; 2006; 7')
Elegy
(trumpet, cello and piano; 2004; 8')
Of Song and Touch
(euphonium and piano; 2011; 10')
Unabashedly Said
(flute/piccolo, clarinet, french horn, violin, cello and piano; 2010; 11')
Archipelago
(string quartet, double bass, woodwind quintet, piano; 2009, revised 2013; 10')
Deep
(tuba, with audio track; 2004; 8')
Deep
(french horn, with audio track; 2004; 8')
  B      
geese
 
Concert Wind Band
Homecoming
(wind band; 2008; 8')
Paper Cut
(wind band, printer paper, audio track; 2010; 5')
Tight Squeeze
(wind band, audio track; 2013; 3')
Liquid Compass
(wind band, audio track; 2014; 9')
Immersion
(wind band and audio track; 2011; 23') Three movements, each of which may be programmed separately:
          Depth
          (wind band and audio track; 2011; 8')
          Surface
          (wind band and audio track; 2011; 4')
          Beneath
          (wind band and audio track; 2011; 11')
  B      
sun on Strait of San Juan de Fuca
 
Choral
Celebrate!
(SATB or SSA choir and piano; 2002; 5')
 
  D      
beach driftwood
 
Percussion  
At the Abyss
(piano, marimba, vibraphone and percussion;
2003; 14')
Music for Four Big Instruments
(tuba, piano, double bass, drum set;
2006; 7')
Slipping
(violin, harpsichord and percussion; 2006; 9')
Kettle Brew
(2013; timpani, percussion; 8')
   
  E      
Lion's mane jellyfish
 
Electroacoustic
Deep
(with contrabassoon or other low wind or brass; 2004; 8')
Desert Waves
(with 5-string electric violin or viola;
2001; 10')
Water Crossing
(with clarinet; 2002; 9')
Journey
(with 5-string electric violin; 1999; 7')
Water Voyage
(with clarinet duet; 2007; 9')
Desert Tide
(with soprano saxophone; 2005; 10')
Plasma
(with flute quartet; 2004; 1')
Chakra Suite
(with 32-string veena, tabla and guitar; 2005; 10')
Vista
(with violin; 2005; 8')
Evolve
(with electric viola; 2006; 8')
Just a Minute of Your Time
(electronic; 2006; 1')
Unhinged
(electronic; 2005; 1')
Below
(with contrabass flute; 2008; 10')
Vendaval de Luvina
(with piano; 2010; 6')
Paper Cut
(with wind band, printer paper; 2010; 5')
Immersion
(with wind band; 2011; 22')
Depth
(with wind band; 2011; 8')
Surface
(with wind band; 2011; 4')
Beneath
(with wind band; 2011; 11')
Tight Squeeze
(wind band, audio track; 2013; 3')
Kettle Brew
(2013; timpani, percussion; 8')
Liquid Compass
(wind band, audio track; 2014; 9')
Even Deeper
(double reed choir with audio track; orchestra;
2014; 8')
Wail
(electronic; 2009; 1')
  B      
Spieden Island
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