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Catalog of Concert Works


Alex Shapiro

Alex at work in her studio while in residence at The MacDowell Colony, coffee and binoculars close at hand.

 

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Solo Piano

Sonata for Piano
(1999; 16')
Intermezzo for Piano
(1998; 3')
Luvina
(2007; 5')
For My Father
(1996; 5')
Slowly, searching
(2009; 6')
Chord History
(2014; 2')
Vendaval de Luvina
(with audio track; 2010; 6')
Spark
(2011; 7')
Piano Suite No. 1:
The Resonance of Childhood

(1996; 12')
Arcana
(2014; 23')
Arcana Planet
(with audio track; 2017; 20')
 
     
PERUSAL PAGE for each of the piano works:  
Solo Piano Collection
(1999-2017; 11 works)
   
     
lavender

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')
   
Bald eagle

Organ

Transplant
(solo organ; 1999; 4')
Liquid Compass
(wind band with optional organ;
2014; 9')
   
The San Juan Islands

 

Solo Percussion

Kettle Brew
(2013; timpani, percussion; 8')
   
Sunset over the San Juans

 

Solo Guitar
and Electric Guitar

Below
(with audio track; 2010; 10')
   

 

Solo Violin
and Electric Violin

Desert Waves
(with audio track;
2001; 10')
Journey
(with audio track;
1999; 7')
  Vista
(with audio track; 2005; 8')
   

 

Solo Viola
and Electric Viola

Evolve
(with audio track;
2006; 8')
Desert Waves
(with audio track;
2001; 10')
     

 

Solo Cello
and Electric Cello

Deep
(with audio track; 2004; 8')
   
1 goose

 

Solo Flute

Shiny Kiss
(C Flute or Alto Flute;
1999; 4')
Below
(contrabass flute with audio track;
2008; 10')
     

 

Solo Clarinet

Water Crossing
(with audio track; 2002; 9')
Desert Tide
(with audio track; 2015; 10')
   

 

Solo Bass Clarinet

Below
(with audio track; 2010; 10')
   

 

Solo Contra-alto Clarinet

Deep
(with audio track; 2018; 8')
   

 

Solo Contrabass Clarinet

Deep
(with audio track; 2004; 8')
   

 

Solo Bassoon

Deep
(with audio track; 2017; 8')
Below
(with audio track; 2008; 10')
   

 

Solo Contrabassoon

Deep
(with audio track; 2004; 8')
   

 

Solo Sax

Desert Tide
(with audio track; 2005; 10')
   
kelp

 

Solo French horn

Deep
(with audio track; 2004; 8')
   

 

Solo Euphonium

Deep
(with audio track; 2019; 8')
   

 

Solo Tuba

Deep
(with audio track; 2004; 8')
Below
(with audio track; 2008; 10')
   
Mount Baker

Harp

Intermezzo for Flute and Harp
(2008; 4')
Intermezzo for Clarinet and Harp
(1998; 4')
Intermezzo for Bass Flute and Harp
(2010; 4')
Intermezzo for Violin and Harp
(2008; 4')
Intermezzo for Bassoon and Harp
(2017; 4')
 
   
Bald eagle

Guitar

Slippery
(flute and guitar; 2015; 9')
Below
(guitar with audio track; 2008; 10')
   
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, and audio track; 8')
Kitchen Sync
(wind band and optional audio track; 2021; 1')
 
   
2 foxes

Duets

Slip
(violin and harpsichord; 2001; 9')
Music for Two Big Instruments
(tuba and piano; 2000; 7')
Slippery
(flute and guitar; 2015; 9')
Re:pair
(flute duet; 2000; 7')
Of String and Touch
(viola and piano; 2006; 10')
Re:pair
(flute and oboe; 2001; 7')
Of Wood and Touch
(cello and piano; 2001; 10')
Re:pair
(flute and English horn; 2014; 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
(oboe and clarinet; 2016; 6')
Of Breath and Touch
(bassoon and piano; 1999; 10')
Re:pair
(oboe and English horn; 2014; 7')
Of Wind and Touch
(baritone saxophone and piano; 2006; 10')
Re:pair
(oboe and bassoon; 2022; 7')
Of Song and Touch
(euphonium and piano; 2011; 10')
Re:pair
(clarinet and bassoon; 2008; 7')
Fleas
(viola and harpsichord; 2013; 2')
Re:pair
(bassoon duet; 2001; 7')
Three Insanities
(viola and harpsichord; 2013; 7')
Intermezzo for Flute and Harp
(2008; 4')
Transplanted
(viola and harpsichord; 2012; 4')
Intermezzo for Bass Flute and Piano
(2010; 4')
Brat
(clarinet and piano; 2013; 2')
Intermezzo for Bass Flute and Harp
(2010; 4')
Brat
(viola and harpsichord; 2013; 2')
Intermezzo for Clarinet and Piano
(1998; 4')
Brat
(oboe and piano; 2013; 2')
Intermezzo for Clarinet and Harp
(1998; 4')
Brat
(alto sax and piano; 2013; 2')
Intermezzo for Bassoon and Harp
(2017; 4')
Water Voyage
(clarinet duet with audio track; 2007; 9')
Intermezzo for Violin and Harp
(2008; 4')
Water Voyages
(clarinet, bassoon, and audio track; 2018; 9')
Intermezzo for Cello and Piano
(2011; 4')
   
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')
At the Abyss
(piano, marimba, vibraphone and percussion;

2003; 14')
Desert Run
(oboe, clarinet and piano; 2007; 10')
Slipping
(violin, harpsichord and percussion; 2006; 9')
Desert Thoughts
(flute, clarinet and piano; 2008; 10')
Elegiac
(clarinet, cello and piano; 2010; 8')
Desert Story
(clarinet, bassoon and piano; 2019; 10')
Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano
(1998; 12')
Flea Circus
(rec. only: clarinet, violin and piano; 2008; 1')
Trio for Oboe, Violin & Piano
(2022; 12')
Circus of Fleas
(clarinet, violin and piano; 2018; 2')
 
   
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')
Phos Hilaron
(flute, clarinet, bassoon and piano; 1999; 3')
Five Squared
(string quartet; 2008; 4')
 
   
5 flowers

Quintets

Current Events
(string quintet: 2 vlns, 2 vlas, 1 vc; 2003; 16')
Introspection
(string quintet: 2 vlns, vla, vc, db; 2016; 7')
   
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')
Train of Thought
(bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, French horn,
trombone, euphonium and tuba, with audio track;
2015; 9')
   
ducks

Large Chamber Ensemble

Archipelago
(string quartet, double bass, woodwind quintet,
piano; 2013, revised 2021; 10')
Archipelago
(string quartet, double bass, woodwind quintet;
2009, revised 2013 and 2021; 10')
Bioplasm
(flute choir; 2011; 12')
Even Deeper
(double reed choir with audio track; 2014; 8')
Passages
(any size ensemble, with audio track; 2020; 3')
Remembrance
(string orchestra;
2013; 8')
   
sun on Strait of San Juan de Fuca

Choral

Celebrate!
(SATB or SSA choir and piano; 2002; 5')
Because I Am
(SSAA choir and piano; 2015; 1')
O Death Rock Me Asleep
( SATB choir, with audio track; 2019; 9')
 
 
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')
Desert Waves
(5-string electric viola and audio track; 2001; 10')
Circus of Fleas
(clarinet, violin and piano; 2018; 2')
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')
Trio for Oboe, Violin & Piano
(2022; 12')
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')
Desert Passage
(violin, cello and piano; 2001; 10';
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; 2013, revised 2021; 10')
Elegiac
(clarinet, cello and piano;
2010; 8')
Archipelago
(string quartet, double bass, woodwind quintet;
2009, revised 2013 and 2021; 10')
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')
Slippery
(flute and guitar; 2015; 9')
Unabashedly More
(flute/piccolo, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano;
Introspection
(string quintet: 2 vlns, vla, vc, db; 2016; 7')
Vista
(violin and audio track; 2005; 8')
 
   
pacific madrona trees

Woodwinds

Bioplasm
(flute quartet: 2 bass fls, 2 alto fls, 2 C fls,
1 piccolo;  2004; 12')
Perpetual Spark
(flute/piccolo, violin, viola, cello, double bass
and piano; 2011; 7')
Bioplasm, for flute choir
(f2011; 12')
Evensong Suite
(flute, clarinet, bassoon and piano;
1999; 17')
Re:pair
(flute and oboe; 2001; 7')
Shiny Kiss
(C Flute or Alto flute; 1999; 4')
Re:pair
(flute and bassoon; 2001; 7')
Deep
(contrabassoon with audio track; 2004; 8')
Re:pair
(flute and English horn; 2014; 7")
Intermezzo for Flute and Harp
(2008; 4')
Re:pair
(oboe and clarinet; 2016; 6")
Intermezzo for Clarinet and Harp
(1998; 4')
Re:pair
(oboe and English horn; 2014; 7")
Intermezzo for Bass Flute and Piano
(2010; 4')
Re:pair
(oboe and bassoon; 2022; 7')
Intermezzo for Bass Flute and Harp
(2010; 4')
Re:pair
(clarinet and bassoon; 2008; 7')
Intermezzo for Clarinet and Piano
(1998; 4')
Re:pair
(flute duet; 2000; 7')
Intermezzo for Bassoon and Harp
(2017; 4')
Re:pair
(bassoon duet; 2001; 7')
Elegiac
(clarinet, cello and piano; 2010; 8')
Re:pair for Two Baroque Flutes
(flute duet; 2000; 7')
Water Crossing
(clarinet with audio track; 2002; 9')
Desert Notes
(oboe, bassoon and piano; 2001; 10')
Water Voyage
(clarinet duet with audio track;
2007; 9')
Desert Tide
(soprano saxophone with audio track;
2005; 10')
Water Voyages
(clarinet, bassoon, and audio track; 2018; 9')
Desert Tide
(clarinet with audio track;
2015; 10')
Circus of Fleas
(clarinet, violin and piano; 2018; 2')
Desert Passage
(violin, tenor saxophone and piano; 2001; 10')
Of Breath and Touch
(bassoon and piano; 1999; 10')
Desert Run
(oboe, clarinet and piano; 2007; 10')
Of Air and Touch
(oboe and piano; 2001; 10')
Desert Thoughts
(flute, clarinet and piano; 2008; 10')
Of Wind and Touch
(baritone saxophone and piano;
2006; 10')
Desert Story
(clarinet, bassoon and piano; 2019; 10')
Below
(contrabass flute with audio track;
2008; 10')
Unabashedly
(flute/piccolo, violin, cello and piano;
2006; 14')

Below
(bass clarinet with audio track; 2008; 10')
Unabashedly Said
(flute/piccolo, clarinet, French horn, violin,
cello and piano; 2010; 11')
Below
(bassoon with audio track; 2008; 10')
Unabashedly More
(flute/piccolo, clarinet, violin, viola, cello
and piano; 2010; 11')
Brat
(oboe and piano; 2013; 2')
Slippery
(flute and guitar; 2015; 9')
Brat
(alto sax and piano; 2013; 2')
Brat
(clarinet and piano; 2013; 2')
Even Deeper
(double reed choir with audio track; orchestra;
2014; 8')
Train of Thought
(bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, French horn,
trombone, euphonium and tuba, with audio track; 2015; 9')
Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano
(1998; 12')
Archipelago
(string quartet, double bass, woodwind quintet,
piano; 2013, revised 2021; 10')
Trio for Oboe, Violin & Piano
(2022; 12')
   
Turn Island

Works with flute

Shiny Kiss (solo C or alto fl) Desert Thoughts (fl, cl., pno)
Re:pair (fl, ob) Bioplasm (fl quartet)
Re:pair (fl, Eng hn) Bioplasm, for flute choir
Re:pair (fl, bn) Evensong Suite (fl, cl, bn, pno)
Re:pair (fl duet)
Unabashedly (fl/picc, vln, vc, pno)
Re:pair for Two Baroque Flutes
Unabashedly More (fl/picc, cl, vln, vla, vc, pno)
Intermezzo for Flute and Harp
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)
Intermezzo for Bass Flute and Piano Below (contrabs fl, audio track)
Archipelago (str qt, dbl bs, w.w. quint, pno) Slippery (fl, gtr)
   
Turn Island

Works with clarinet and saxophone

Intermezzo for Clarinet and Piano
Water Voyage (cl duet, audio track)
Intermezzo for Clarinet and Harp
Water Voyages (cl, bn, and audio track)
Re:pair (ob, cl) Desert Tide (sop sax, audio track)
Re:pair (cl, bn) Desert Tide (cl, audio track)
Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano
Of Wind and Touch (bari sax, pno)
Train of Thought (bass cl, bari sax, Fr hn,
tbn, euph, tuba, audio track )
Brat (cl, pno)
Brat (alto sax, pno) Evensong Suite (fl, cl, bn, pno)
Elegiac (cl, vc, pno) Archipelago (str qt, dbl bs, w.w. quint, 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 Story (cl, bn, pno) Circus of Fleas (cl, vln,pno)
Deep (contra-alto cl, audio track) Desert Passage (vln, tenor sax, pno)
Water Crossing (cl, audio track) Below (bs. cl, audio track)
  Below (contrabs. cl, audio track)
   
Turn Island

Works with oboe and bassoon

Re:pair (fl, ob) Of Air and Touch (ob, pno)
Re:pair (fl, Eng hn) 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 (ob, cl) Desert Story (cl, bn, pno)
Re:pair (ob, bn) Deep (contrabn, audio track)
Re:pair (cl, bn) Even Deeper (double reed choir with audio track)
Re:pair (bn duet) Archipelago (str qt, dbl bs, w.w. quint, pno)
Brat (ob, pno) Archipelago (str qt, dbl bs, w.w. quint)
Intermezzo for Bassoon and Harp
Water Voyages (cl, bn, and audio track)
Evensong Suite (fl, cl, bn, pno) Below (bn, audio track)
Trio for Oboe, Violin & Piano  
   
Otter

Works with piano

Intermezzo for Clarinet and Piano
Of Air and Touch (ob, pno)
Intermezzo for Bass Flute and Piano
Of Breath and Touch (bn, pno)
Circus of Fleas (cl, vln,pno) Of Wind and Touch (bari sax, pno)
Trio for Oboe, Violin & Piano Of Song and Touch (euphonium, pno)
Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano
Of String and Touch (vla, pno)
Brat (cl, pno) Of Wood and Touch (vc, pno)
Brat (oboe, pno) Of Bow and Touch (dbl. bs, pno)
Brat (alto sax, pno) Phos Hilaron (fl, cl, bn, pno)
Elegy (tpt, vc, pno) Unabashedly Said (fl/picc, cl, hn, vln, vc, pno)
Elegiac (cl, vc, pno) Unabashedly More (fl/picc, cl, vln, vla, vc, pno)
Piano Trio No. 1: Elegy Unabashedly (fl/picc, vln, vc, pno)
Desert Notes (ob, bn, pno) Perpetual Spark (fl/picc, vln, vla, vc, db bs, pno)
Desert Passage (vln, tenor sax, pno) Evensong Suite (fl, cl, bn, pno)
Desert Run (ob, cl, pno) Archipelago (str qt, dbl bs, w.w. quint, pno)
Desert Thoughts (fl, cl, pno) Music for Two Big Instruments (tuba, pno)
Desert Story (cl, bn, pno) Music for Four Big Instruments (tuba, dbl. bs, drums, pno)
   
bull kelp

Works with 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')
Archipelago
(string quartet, double bass, woodwind quintet, piano;
2013, revised 2021; 10')
Unabashedly Said
(flute/piccolo, clarinet, French horn, violin, cello,
and piano; 2010; 11')
Archipelago
(string quartet, double bass, woodwind quintet;
2009, revised 2013; 10')
Deep
(tuba, with audio track; 2004; 8')
Deep
(French horn, with audio track; 2004; 8')
Train of Thought
(bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, French horn,
trombone, euphonium and tuba, with audio track; 2015; 9')
Deep
(euphonium, with audio track; 2019; 8')
Of Song and Touch
(euphonium and piano; 2011; 10')
Below (tuba, audio track)
   
s lavender

Orchestra

Remembrance
(string orchestra;
2013; 8')
Archipelago
(chamber orchestra;
2013; 10' )
Beneath
(orchestra, with audio track;
2019; 11')
Passages
(any size ensemble, with audio track; 2020; 3')
   
geese

Concert Wind Band

Homecoming
(wind band; ACOUSTIC; 2008; 8')
Paper Cut
(wind band, printer paper, audio track; 2010; 5')
Airborne
(wind band; ACOUSTIC; 2021; 5')
Rock Music
(wind band, rocks, audio track; 2016; 4')
Free
(wind band, ACOUSTIC; 2022; 8')
Liquid Compass
(with wind band; optional organ; 2014; 9')
Lights Out
(wind band, audio track; 2015; 5')
Moment
(wind band, audio track; 2016; 6')
Tight Squeeze
(wind band, audio track; 2013; 3')
Trains of Thought
(wind band, audio track; 2017; 7')
Immersion
(wind band and audio track; 2010; 23')
Passages
(with soloist or any size ensemble; 2020; 3')
Depth
(wind band and audio track; 2010; 8')
Off The Edge
(wind band and audio track; 2019; 3')
Surface
(wind band and audio track; 2010; 4')
Ascent
(wind band and audio track; 2020; 3')
Beneath
(wind band and audio track; 2010; 11')
Breathe
(with wind band; 2020; 10')
Suspended
(wind band, audio track; 2021; 28')
Kitchen Sync
(any ensemble and opt. audio track; 2021; 1')
Distanced
(wind band, audio track; 2021; 9')
Pop Music
(wind band and audio track; 2022; 4')
Masked
(wind band, audio track; 2021; 5')
Count to Ten
(any ensemble and opt. audio track; 2021; 1')
Viral
(wind band, audio track; 2021; 6')
 
   

 

PERUSAL PAGE for each of the wind band works:

 
Wind Band Collection
(2008-2022; 25 works)
 
     
Lion's Mane jellyfish

Electroacoustic: Solo and Small Ensemble

Kettle Brew
(with timpani, percussion, 2013; 8')
Vendaval de Luvina
(with piano; 2010; 6')
Water Crossing
(with clarinet; 2002; 9')
Arcana Planet
(with piano, 2017; 23')
Water Voyage
(with clarinet duet; 2007; 9')
Desert Tide
(with soprano saxophone; 2005; 10')
Water Voyages
(with clarinet and bassoon; 2018; 9')
Desert Tide
(with clarinet; 2015; 10')
Below
(with contrabass flute or other low winds,
or guitar; 2008; 10')
Desert Waves
(with 5-string electric violin;
2001; 10')
Vista
(with violin; 2005; 8')
Desert Waves
(with 5-string electric viola;
2001; 10')
Evolve
(with electric viola; 2006; 8')
Deep
(with contrabassoon or any low wind
or brass; 2004; 8')
Train of Thought
(with bass clarinet, baritone saxophone,
French horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba, 2015; 9')
Even Deeper
(with double reed choir, 2014; 8')
Journey
(with 5-string electric violin; 1999; 7')
Passages
(with soloist or any size ensemble; 2020; 3')
Kitchen Sync
(with any ensemble; opt. audio track; 2021; 1')
 
   

 

Electroacoustic: Large Ensemble

Paper Cut
(with wind band, printer paper; 2010; 5')
Rock Music
(with wind band, rocks; 2016; 4')
Depth
(with wind band; 2010; 8')
Lights Out
(with wind band; 2015; 5')
Surface
(with wind band; 2010; 4')
Tight Squeeze
(with wind band; 2013; 3')
Beneath
(with wind band; 2010; 11')
Liquid Compass
(with wind band; optional organ; 2014; 9')
Immersion
(with wind band; 2010; 23')
Moment
(with wind band; 2016; 6')
Beneath
(with orchestra; 2019; 11')
Trains of Thought
(with wind band; 2017; 7')
Even Deeper
(with double reed choir; 2014; 8')
Off The Edge
(with wind band; 2019; 3')
Ascent
(with wind band; 2020; 3')
Passages
(with soloist or any size ensemble; 2020; 3')
O Death Rock Me Asleep
(with SATB choir; 2019; 9')
Breathe
(with wind band; 2020; 10')
Kitchen Sync
(any ensemble and opt. audio track; 2021; 1')
Count to Ten
(any ensemble and opt. audio track; 2021; 1')
Pop Music
(wind band and audio track; 2022; 4')
Distanced
(with wind band; 2021; 9')
Masked
(with wind band; 2021; 5')
Viral
(with wind band; 2021; 6')
Suspended
(with wind band; 2021; 28')
 
   

 

Electronic only

Just a Minute of Your Time
(electronic; 2006; 1')
Wail
(electronic; 2009; 1')
Unhinged
(electronic; 2005; 1')
Plasma
(electronic, with altered flute quartet; 2004; 1')
Chakra Suite
(with 32-string veena, tabla and guitar; 2005; 10')
 
   

Alex (and fox) at work
Alex works as a fox naps in front of her.


WHY is Alex drawn to compose electroacoustic works
for large ensembles?


In a conversation on March 26, 2022 with the musicians of The Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra, Alex was asked a question that gave her an opportunity to share her unique perspective on a genre she has helped bring to the fore. Click to watch her response!

 

 

 

 

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Spieden Island

 

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Scoring work
The San Juan Islands

 

Licensing, Arrangements, & and Booking

 

Commissioning:

Ms. Shapiro is equally comfortable creating new works for an individual ensemble, or for a large consortium of participants. For commission inquiries,
please contact Alex.
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Licensing:

ALL licensing inquiries, including recording, broadcast, synchronization to video or dance, marching band or other arrangements, etc., are handled DIRECTLY by Ms. Shapiro and Activist Music LLC. Please avoid the unnecessary expense of third party businesses, and send an email with the details of your request by clicking here. Licensing

 

 

 

 
 

Arrangements:

Here's something VERY helpful: a thorough explanation for creating arrangements, prepared by the Music Publishers Association, of which Alex is a board member. The documents also addresses related copyright issues that can sometimes seem elusive. Click to download!

 

Band Arrangement 411

 

 

 

 
 

Webhearsals:

Alex loves to interact with ensembles, coach rehearsals, discuss myriad topics, and give a detailed tour of her state-of-the-art project studio on San Juan Island.
Click here for more information, to see a video, and to book a session.
Webhearsals

 

 

 
 

Residencies:

When budgets allow for the expense of an in-person residency, Alex is a positive presence on campus, whether in rehearsals of her music, or giving lectures on the many facets of a happy career. Alex also enjoys doing e-residences, which are an excellent option that saves money fossil fuels! To inquire, please email Alex. Email Alex

 

 

 

 

Knowing a bit about a composer as a person
often adds to the perception of her music.
If you're interested in reading
some of Alex's musings about music,
nature and the humor of life in general,
click here more

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lavender

 

Publishing & Distribution

 

Alex Shapiro is proud to serve on the Board of Directors
of the Music Publishers Association of the United States,
representing her publishing company Activist Music LLC.


Activist Music LLC is delighted to include
these companies among its many distributors:


JW Pepper
T. Front Musical Literature
Hal Leonard LLC
Sheet Music Plus
TrevCo-Varner Music
Just for Winds

 

Murphy Music Press

 

Music & Arts
All Sheet Music
Just for Brass

Imagine Music

East Coast Music
Steve Weiss Music
Guitar Center

Long & McQuade

Hickey's
Midwest Sheet Music
Stanton's
Carlingford Music Centre
Flute World
Wind Band Music Shop
Musician's Friend
Presto
Harrassowitz
Sheet Music Authority

 

Carolyn Nussbaum Music Co.

 

The Music Store
Woodwind-Brasswind
Orders may also be placed with your local music retailer.

 

 

Specialty Dealers

Most of Ms. Shapiro's wind band scores
are exclusively distributed
by
Hal Leonard LLC.
Hal Leonard LLC
Alex Shapiro's complete catalog of
small ensemble titles
can also be purchased through

Theodore Front Musical Literature, Inc.
T. Front Musical Literature
Alex Shapiro's brass music
can also be purchased through

Just for Brass.
Just for Brass
Alex Shapiro's woodwind music
can also be purchased
through
Just for Winds.
Just for Winds
Alex Shapiro's saxophone and choral music
can also be purchased through

Murphy Music Press.
Murphy Music Press

Alex Shapiro's double reed music
can also be purchased through

TrevCo-Varner Music
and
Imagine Music Publishing.

TrevCo-Varner Music

Imagine Music

Alex Shapiro's flute music
can also be purchased through

Flute World
and

Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company

Flute World

Carolyn Nussbaum Music Co.
Alex Shapiro's percussion music
can also be purchased throug
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Steve Weiss Music.
Steve Weiss Music
Alex Shapiro is an ASCAP writer
and retains 100% of all rights
to all cataloged pieces
unless otherwise indicated.
ASCAP

Works in the Activist Music, LLC catalog
have been copyrighted by Alex Shapiro
with the United States Copyright Office
at the Library of Congress.

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