Small Ensemble | John Abram

CANÇÃO DE NINAR (2012)
Commissioned by NWC for Oberon Trio
3 Prepared Guitars
10 mins

OVERAPERTURE (2010)
Baroque Orchestra (Ob, Bsn, 2 Vln, Vla, Vc, Hpschd)
5 mins 

DARTMOUTH LULLABY (2010)
metronomes (3 or more players)
8 mins 

smalls (2009)
5 or more musicians.
5 mins 

6 PIES AND A DIRGE (2008)
Commissioned by Ensemble Kore
Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Electric Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano and Percussion.
15 mins 

XENIA (2005)
Commissioned by Electra
Soprano, Alto Recorder, Violin, Vibraphone
8 mins

FRENCH CURVES (2003)
Commissioned by Les Coucous Bénévoles with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts
Traverso, Baroque Violin, Gamba, Harpsichord
12 mins

DAZZLE CAMOUFLAGE  (2003)
Commissioned by Topology
Saxophone (Baritone and Soprano), Violin, Viola, Contrabass, Piano
13 mins

OBOE QUARTET (2002)
Commissioned by The Gallery Players Association
Oboe, Violin, Viola, Violoncello
16 mins

STEINER SHIMMY (2001)
Commissioned by Arraymusic
Bass Clarinet, Trumpet in C, 2 Percussion (Vibraphone, Marimba, Kit), Piano, Violin, Contrabass
12 mins

GNOMONIC REFRAIN (1999)
Commissioned by Rosa Selvatica
Flute, Clarinet (A), 2 Bassoons, 2 Trumpets (C), 2 Trombones
15 mins

BUDS (1999)
Commissioned by the Modern Quartet
String Quartet
12 mins

ARUBI (1999)
Commissioned by Peter Hannan
Rock Band
4 mins

NEVERNESS (1997)
Commissioned by Burdocks with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts
Clarinet in B-flat (doubles bass clarinet), Violin, Violoncello, Piano
17 mins

A EWER-FULL (1996)
Commissioned by New Works Calgary with funding from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Piano, Synthesizer, Violin, Bass Clarinet
15 mins

THE FINEST SIGNATURES OF THE SABRE (1993)
Baritone Saxophone, Contrabassoon, Trumpet in B-flat, Tuba, Percussion (high wood block, piccolo snare drum), Violin
13 mins

SNOODS (1992)
2 Tenor Banjos, 12-string Guitarjo, Chromatica
7 mins

SPICE ROUTE (1992)
Tenor Recorder, Mandolin, Marimba, 2 Drums
6 mins

AUTOMATIC MELODIES (1992)
Commissioned by the HAL Band
4 MIDI instruments
17 mins

TWO TUMBLING STRAINS (1992)
Commissioned by Arraymusic
2 Vibraphones, Piano, Violin, Viola, Violoncello
24 mins

SONATA (1992)
Commissioned by Les Coucous Bénévoles
with funding from the Toronto Arts Council
Traverso, Baroque Violin, Gamba, Harpsichord
25 mins

COMPASS (1991)
Commissioned by Vancouver New Music Society
Piccolo, Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Percussion (Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Tam-tam), Piano, Violin, Violoncello, Contrabass
16 mins

MUYLINDA (VERY PRETTY)—A TREATED
ELIZABETHAN GALLIARD (1981-91)

Variable instrumentation
12 pieces—total duration approx. 70 mins

L.ETHE.R (1990/1992/2008)
Bass Clarinet, Trumpet in C, Baroque Violin, Hurdy-Gurdy, Electric Guitar (with distortion), Electric Organ (with distortion), Piano
This piece has had 2 revisions, for different and variable instrumentation
20 mins

AGAINST GRAVITY (1988/1992/2008)
Electronic Metronomes, Tapes, Toys (4 or 6 players)
21 mins 

SERENADE (1987/1991)
3 Clarinets (2 in B-flat, 1 in A), Percussion (Marimba, Vibraphone, Glockenspiel), Harp, Viola.
32 mins

LAMENT (1986)
Tenor Saxophone, French Horn, Tenor Trombone, Marimba, Percussion (2 Detuned Timbales), Tenor Banjo, Electric Guitar, Contrabass
8 mins

BAROQUE (1985)
Recorder, Oboe, Bassoon, Harpsichord
10 mins

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE NEXT HALF-HOUR.... (1982)
4 decay instruments, several sustaining instruments
15 mins approx.

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