THOMAS SLEEPER

Composition List

ORCHESTRA

                     

                 Symphony No. 5, 2014 (c.18:00)

                   1111AltoSax - 1000 - 1 Perc/timp – piano - string quartet or section

                          Symphony No. 4, 2014 (c.24:00)

                               2d,222 - 4231-timp+3 – harp - strings

                          Symphony No. 2 “Little Leylie”, 2012 (c.13:00)

                                        2+1222-4331 – timp +2  – harp - strings

                           Symphony No. 1, 2007 (c.25:00)

                                        2+1,222 - 4231-timp+3 – harp - strings

                           Cthonic Dance, 2006

                                        2+1,222 - 4231-timp+3 – harp - strings

                         Lullaby for Cheslea Rose, 2006

                                        2222 - 2200 - 1 perc. harp - strings

                           Leylie’s Great Escape, 2006

                                        1d,111 – 1100 – timp +1 – harp - strings

                          2006 “One Water(symphonic suite from the opera), 2006

                                        2d,222 - 4231-timp+5 – harp - strings

                         Suite Bergonzi

                            2+1,222 - 4231-timp+3 – harp - strings  

                         Hana's Day Out, (orchestral overture), 2004

                                        2+1,222 - 4231-timp+3 – harp - strings

                           Adagio  (orchestra), 1997

                                        2d,222 - 4231-timp+1 – harp - strings

                           Phædra (ballet), 1984

                                        2d,222 - 4231-timp+3 – harp - strings

            CONCERTI

                       

Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra, 2016

                                        2222 - 4331-timp+2 - strings

                 Comhráh for cello and Orchestra, 2014

                                        2d,222 - 0000 - timp – harp - strings

                          Hetaera esmeralda for piano and strings, 2012

          Solo piano + strings (div @3332)

                Concerto No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra, 2012

                               Solo + strings, piano (may also be performed with string quartet and piano)

                          Concerto for Flute and Flute Orchestra, 2012

                                        Solo + 2, 4, 2, 1

                        Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra, 2011

                                        2d,222 - 4331-timp+3 – harp - strings

                        Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, 2010

                                        2d,222 - 4231-timp+3 – harp - strings

                        Six Arias for Cello and Orchestra, 2010

                                        1111 - 1100-timp – harp - strings

                        Translucence for Trombone and Orchestra, 2009

                                        2d,222 - 4331-timp+3 – celeste-harp - strings

                        Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, 2008

                                        2d,222 - 4331-timp+3 – harp - strings

               Concerto for Trumpet , 2003

                            2d,222-SSTB-4321-timp+5 - harp   (also available: 2d,222--4300-timp+5 - harp - strings)   

                        Concerto for Horn and Orchestra, 2001

                                        2d,222 - 4231-timp+4 – harp - strings

                        Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra, 1992

                                        2222 - 4331-timp+3 – harp - strings

                        re:Joyce  (bass trombone and orchestra), 1988

                                        2+1,222 - 4331-timp+5 - strings

                        Chamber Concerto 1985

                                        (solo bassoon, 1111-1111 string bass),

 

 

            ORCHESTRAL SONG CYCLES

                        Through a Glass Darkly  (soprano and orchestra), 2011

                                        2d,222 - 4231-timp+3 – harp - strings

                        XENIA (tenor and orchestra), 2010

                                        2d,222 - 4231-timp+4 – harp - strings

                        Six Hemingway Songs (tenor and orchestra), 1998

                                        1111 - 1100-timp – harp - strings

OPERA

                        Einstein's Inconsistency, 2014

                            2S2A2T2B - 1111-1000-timp/perc ( 1 player) - piano - harp - strings

                          The Sisters Antipodes, 2009

                                        2SAB - 1111-1000-timp- piano - string quartet

                        Beatrice Bends For Her Blue Ball, 2009

                                        2S2T - piano, string quartet

                        Last Minute, 2006

                                        ST - piano, string quartet

                        Small Change, 2002

                                        2S2T2B, SATB chorus 2222-2110-timp+1(trap set)- harp- strings

                        River of Shifting Sands, 2001

                                        ST, 2222-2110-timp+1- harp - strings 

                        Aceldama , 1997

                                        2S2TB, SATB chorus 2d222-4231-timp+3- harp- strings

 

CHORUS

                       Lachrymosa  from Aceldama , 1997

                                       soprano, SATB chorus , 2d222-4231-timp+3- harp- strings

                       Arcana Coelestia, 1990

                                       SATB chamber choir & string octet

WIND ENSEMBLE and BAND

                Symphony No. 3 - “Ex Nihilo”, 2013 (c.13:00) 

                           2+1,2 (2nd +EH), 3+Bcl, AATB - 43321 – timp +6 (ossia 3)  – harp - contrabass

                           Sapphire Overture for Band - 2003 Consortium Commission, 2003

                                       Standard symphonic band

                          Two Glances  (string quartet/wind ensemble), 1989

                                       2+1,2, 2+Bcl, 2 - AATB - 42311- timp + 3, contrabass

                          Gerontius in the Desert, 1980

                                        Standard symphonic band

 

            SOLO INSTRUMENTS WITH BAND or WIND ENSEMBLE

              Faust Concerto (Triple Concerto) (Triple Concerto) for Solo Flute, Alto Saxophone and Piano

                           2, 2, 2+Bcl, AATB - 42311  timp +3   harp - contrabass

              Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, arr. 2012

                   3+1,2, 3+Bcl, 2 - AATB-42321-timp+3 – harp - contrabass

                       PARRALAX (Euphonium concerto with Wind Ensemble), 2011

                                       2+1,222-AATB-4321-timp+5 - harp

                        Concerto for Trumpet , 2003

                                       2d,222-AATB-4321-timp+5 - harp

                        Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble, 1987

                                       2+1,222-0000-4321-timp+4

CHAMBER MUSIC

                          Mantaccini Device (percussion duo: 2 marimbas, 2 vibes, 1 chimes, 2 pair maraccas) 2013

                          Semi-Suite, (Clarinet, violin, piano), 2012

                          Lusingando (soprano saxophone solo, violin, cello, piano), 2012           

                          Chamber Concerto for Alto Saxophone, 2011

                                       solo alto saxophone + 1110-1000-1 perc- harp- piano, violin, cello

                           A Dorsey Trio  (guitar, alto flute, cello), 1987

                           The Elephant and the Macaw: (percussion, trombone, soprano), 1987       

                           Four Miniatures (flute/bassoon), 1987

                           Epiphany (unspecified octet), 1986

                           Chamber Concerto 1985

                                       solo bassoon, 1111-1111 string bass

 

            INSTRUMENTS WITH PIANO

                           Sonata for Flute and Alto Saxophone

                          Sonata for Piano and Alto Saxophone, (Seven Deadly Sins), 2014

                          Six Arias for Bass Trombone and piano (also orchestrated) , 2014

                          Six Arias for Cello and piano (also orchestrated) , 2010

                          Sonata for Cello and Piano, 2008

                          Seven miniatures for Violin and Piano, 2005

                          La Noche en la Isla (soprano and piano), 1998

                          Trio for Two Violins and Piano, 1992

                          Piano Quartet; 1991

                             Six Miniatures  (for violin and piano), 1989

                             What Sort of Rose? (bassoon/piano), 1986

            STRING QUARTETS

                             String Quartet No. 3, 2008

                             String Quartet No. 2 "Bergonzi", 2001   

                             String Quartet No. 1 “Hetæra Esmeralda” 1981

            VOICE WITH CHAMBER GROUPS

                             La Noche en la Isla (soprano, violin, cello, soprano sax, piano), arr. 2012

                             Through a Glass Darkly, 2011

                                       1110-1000-1 perc- harp- piano, violin, cello

                             Songs of Loss and Longing, (soprano and piano), 2000

                             Triptych (violin/mezzo-soprano), 1986

                             Laundry Bag   (bassoon/soprano), 1982                   

                              Seven early songs, (soprano and piano or string quartet), 1981

 

SOLO WORKS

                           Suite for Baritone Saxophone (solo) 2012

                                 Parallages (solo piano), 2011

                                 The Silver Mirror Waltz and incidental musics  (solo piano), 2010

                                 Leyla’s Dance, (solo piano) 2007  

                               Melody for Betty Johnson  (solo bassoon), 1998

                                 Recursive Images (solo piano), 1995

                                 Marina (solo piano), 1993

                                 Children's Suite (harpsichord), 1989

                                 Seven Deadly Dwarfs  (solo horn), 1989

                                 Möbius: (solo harpsichord), 1988

                                 Menagerie (solo piano), 1986

                                 Passion Play  (solo bassoon), 1983

                                 Xandre  (solo flute), 1982           

 

FILM

                              The Silver Mirror (documentary film score), 2011/2012

                                       1111-2100- 2 perc- harp- piano/celeste - strings

                               “One Water” (documentary film score), 2006

                                       2d,222 - 4231-timp+5 – harp - strings

                                 Mercator's Oblique Map; music for video drama, 1989

                                       1111-1000-violin, cello

        

ORCHESTRATIONS/ARRANGEMENTS

                                   Three Foster Songs, Jerry Willinghamorchestrated, 2011

                                       1d,111 - 1000-timp– harp - strings

                                   Angels, Carl Ruggles, arranged for flute choir, 2011

                                   Three Chorale Preludes, William Latham, orchestrated 2007

                                       2222-4321-timp+2-harp (optional) - strings  

                                  Brahms: Clarinet Sonata Opus 102 No. 2 in Eb, orchestrated 1997

                                       2222-2100-timp-strings

                                   The Resurrection Story: Claude Almand, orchestrated 1992

                                       2222-4231-timp+2 strings

                                   All in a Golden AfternoonJanis Kindred, orchestrated 1992

                                        Solo bass trombone, 2d222- 4231-timp+3 strings

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