Michael S. Horwood

List of Compositions

Chamber Music
        Duets
        Three or More Performers
        Variable Scoring or Instrumentation
        Woodwinds
        Brass Ensemble
        Percussion Ensemble
        Strings
Electroacoustic
Multiple Keyboard
Orchestral
        Chamber Orchestra
        Full Orchestra
        Full Orchestra With One Soloist
Solo Works
        Piano
        Other Instruments
Vocal and Choral

Explanation of icons in reference to a particular work
Sound Clip icon Free downloadable sound clips
Recording icon Available commercially on CD
Review icon Press reviews available
Score Sample icon Free downloadable score samples

The works of Michael S. Horwood are also grouped by various style parameters.


Chamber Music (Duets)

Title Date Duration
Sound Clip iconRecording iconReview iconScore
      Sample icon Birds
For piccolo, piano and colour slides
Sep. 1979 13:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconReview iconScore Sample icon Dynamite
Film score for piano and percussion
Mar. 1968 4:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconScore Sample icon Fragments
For any two instruments reading treble clef
Sep. 2006 6:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Io
For violin or viola + cello or double bass
Apr. 1979
(Revised in May 1990)
6:00
Sound Clip iconReview iconScore Sample icon Microduet No. 1
For oboe and bass drum
1967
(Revised in 1969)
2:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Microduet No. 2
For flute and güiro
Jan. 1967 3:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Microduet No. 3
For tuba and almglocke
Dec. 1967 3:00
Score Sample icon Microduet No. 4
For double bass and suspended cymbal
Aug. 1969
(Revised in 1981)
2:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Microduet No. 6
For tenor saxophone and ladder ratchet
May 1978 3:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Microduet No. 7
For trombone and triangle
Jan. 1979 3:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconScore Sample icon Microduet No. 8, Armistice Music
For violin and tam tam
Nov. 1983 4:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Microduet No. 9
For viola and sleigh bells
Apr. 1984 2:00
Sound Clip iconReview iconScore Sample icon Residue
For tuba and vibraphone
May 1981 7:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconScore Sample icon The Shadow of Your Drum
For two bass drummers
Mar. 1968 5:00
Sound Clip iconReview iconScore Sample icon Sonata for Cello and Piano Sep. 1983
(Revised in 1991)
11:00
Sound Clip iconReview iconScore Sample icon Suite for Accordion and Percussion Jan. 1985 10:00
Score Sample icon Three Cadenzas
For guitar and harpsichord
Oct. 1981 9:00

Chamber Music (Three or More Performers)

Title Date Duration
Sound Clip iconRecording iconScore Sample icon Asteroids
For brass quartet
Apr. 1969 8:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Bipolarity
For accordion and string trio (violin, viola and cello)
Feb. 1979 14:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconScore Sample icon Brass-Fast
For brass quintet
Mar. 1984 6:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Conspicuous Illustrations
For string quartet and jazz quartet
Jan. 1989 12:00
Sound Clip iconReview iconScore Sample icon Dog in the Manger
Incidental music for flute, clarinet, French horn, trumpet, piano and percussion
Play by Lope de Vega
Sep. 1972 15:00
Score Sample icon Double Quintet
For two wind quintets
Jan. 1968
(Revised in 1969)
6:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Durations
For multiple keyboards
Oct. 1965 11:00
Sound Clip iconReview iconScore Sample icon Exit To Your Left
For wind quintet and stereo tape
Sep. 1982 14:37
Score Sample icon Facets
For narrator, large chamber ensemble and colour slides
Text by Michael S. Horwood
May 1974 20:00
Score Sample icon For the Class of '71
For narrator, stereo tape, large chamber ensemble, marching group and processional figures
Texts from Horwood, Hope Hoffnung, Bible, Dictionary, US Constitution and adapted TV commercials
Sep. 1967 14:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Interphase
For accordion, flute, tenor saxophone, piano and percussion
Apr. 1975 9:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Nervous Disorder
For flute, cello and piano
Oct. 1988 11:00
Postcard Carnival
For processed narrating voice, piano, grinder organ, violin and audio-visual equipment
Feb. 1990 25:00
Score Sample icon Quartzite Dialogues
For narrator and wind quintet
Poetry by Kathy Fretwell
Mar. 1999 20:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Salut
A choreographic sketch for flute, clarinet, trombone and percussion
Feb. 1978 6:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Sextet
For flute, clarinet, trombone, violin, viola and cello
May 1971 15:00
Sound Clip iconScore
      Sample icon Splinters
For clarinet, bass clarinet, tuba, viola, double bass and percussion
Jan. 1981 16:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon String Quartet No. 1 Feb. 1982 16:00
Sound Clip iconScore
      Sample icon Words
For narrator and chamber ensemble
Poetry by Robert Creeley
Apr. 1968 30:00
Score Sample icon Zymolysis
For clarinet, vibraphone, trombone and double bass
Jan. 1970 5:45

Chamber Music (Variable Scoring or Instrumentation)

Title Date Duration
Score Sample icon ... Best High Hand
For variable ensemble
Nov. 1978 variable
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Durations
For multiple keyboards
Oct. 1965 11:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Io
For violin or viola + cello or double bass
Apr. 1979
(Revised in May 1990)
6:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconScore Sample icon Fragments
For any two instruments reading treble clef
Sep. 2006 6:00
Sound Clip iconReview icon My Own 'Fluxus' Pieces
For variable ensemble
Jan. 1978 variable

Chamber Music (Woodwinds)

Title Date Duration
Sound Clip iconScore
      Sample icon 5,3,4
For jazz orchestra and percussion ensemble
Jan. 1973 12:00
Sound Clip iconScore
      Sample icon Andromeda Dec. 1976
(Revised in 1980 and 2017)
23:00
Score Sample icon Double Quintet
For two wind quintets
Jan. 1968
(Revised in 1969)
6:00
Sound Clip iconReview iconScore Sample icon Exit To Your Left
For wind quintet and stereo tape
Sep. 1982 14:37
Score Sample icon Quartzite Dialogues
For narrator and wind quintet
Poetry by Kathy Fretwell
Mar. 1999 20:00

Chamber Music (Brass Ensemble)

Title Date Duration
Sound Clip iconScore
      Sample icon 5,3,4
For jazz orchestra and percussion ensemble
Jan. 1973 12:00
Sound Clip iconScore
      Sample icon Andromeda Dec. 1976
(Revised in 1980 and 2017)
23:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconScore Sample icon Asteroids
For brass quartet
Apr. 1969 8:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconScore Sample icon Brass-Fast
For brass quintet
Mar. 1984 6:00

Chamber Music (Percussion Ensemble)

Title Date Duration
Sound Clip iconRecording iconScore Sample icon Little Bow Piece
For eight percussionists with bass bows
Aug. 1972 13:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconReview iconScore Sample icon Piece Percussionique No. 1
For six percussionists and piano
1964
(Revised in 1979 and 2007)
8:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconReview iconScore Sample icon Piece Percussionique No. 3
For percussion trio
Jan. 1966 12:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconScore Sample icon Piece Percussionique No. 4
For percussion quartet
Aug. 1967
(Revised in 1981)
8:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconScore Sample icon Piece Percussionique No. 5
For two percussionists and stereo tape
May 1970 10:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconScore Sample icon Piece Percussionique No. 6, Requiem
For percussion quartet
May 2008 7:24
Sound Clip iconRecording iconScore Sample icon The Shadow of Your Drum
For two bass drummers
Mar. 1968 5:00

Chamber Music (Strings)

Title Date Duration
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Bipolarity
For accordion and string trio (violin, viola and cello)
Feb. 1979 14:00
Sound Clip iconReview iconScore Sample icon Concerto for Double Bass and String Orchestra
Also available in a reduction for bass and piano
Jan. 1967
(Revised in 2003)
15:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Conspicuous Illustrations
For string quartet and jazz quartet
Jan. 1989 12:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Io
For violin or viola + cello or double bass
Apr. 1979
(Revised in May 1990)
6:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Sextet
For flute, clarinet, trombone, violin, viola and cello
May 1971 15:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon String Quartet No. 1 Feb. 1982 16:00

Electroacoustic

Title Date Duration
Sound Clip iconReview iconScore Sample icon Exit To Your Left
For wind quintet and stereo tape
Sep. 1982 14:37
Sound Clip iconRecording iconReview icon Fugue for Sam
For stereo or four-track tape
Mar. 1989 13:21
Sound Clip iconRecording icon Monday Afternoon
For monaural tape
Jun. 1966 10:18
Sound Clip iconRecording iconReview icon Motility
For stereo tape
May 1969
(Revised in May 1986)
44:01
Sound Clip iconRecording iconReview icon Tantrum IV
Incidental music for stereo tape
Play by Hrant Alianak
Feb. 1972 10:34
Sound Clip icon Dimensions from Words
For monaural tape
Apr. 1968 6:15
Sound Clip icon The Pattern from Words
For monaural tape
Apr. 1968 5:32

Multiple Keyboard

Title Date Duration
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Durations Oct. 1965 11:00

Chamber Orchestra

Title Date Duration
Score Sample icon Do You Live For Weekends? Oct. 1996 5:30
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Women of Trachis
Incidental music for chamber orchestra and mandolin
Play by Sophocles
Oct. 1966 17:00

Full Orchestra

Title Date Duration
Sound Clip iconRecording iconReview iconScore Sample icon Amusement Park Suite Dec. 1986 15:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconReview iconScore Sample icon National Park Suite Jan. 1991 19:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconScore Sample icon Six Chromosomes May 1973
(Revised in 2004)
2:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconReview iconScore Sample icon Symphony No. 1 Oct. 1984 16:00
Sound Clip iconReview iconScore Sample icon Symphony No. 2, Visions of a Wounded Earth
For orchestra and SATB chorus
Jul. 1995 50:00
Score Sample icon Symphony No. 3, Andromeda
For orchestra and obbligato tenor saxophone
Apr. 1996 26:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconScore Sample icon Three Interludes Nov. 2000 10:00

Full Orchestra With One Soloist

Title Date Duration
Sound Clip iconReview iconScore Sample icon Concerto for Double Bass and String Orchestra
Also available in a reduction for bass and piano
Jan. 1967
(Revised in 2003)
15:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconReview iconScore Sample icon Intravariations
For orchestra and piano
Also available in a reduction for two pianos
Aug. 1997 19:00
Score Sample icon Symphony No. 3, Andromeda
For orchestra and obbligato tenor saxophone
Apr. 1996 26:00

Solo Piano

Title Date Duration
Sound Clip iconRecording iconReview iconScore Sample icon Broken Chords Aug. 1990 16:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconScore Sample icon Horizontal Tango Jan. 1987 3:00
Sound Clip iconReview iconScore Sample icon Overture for Piano Player and Two Assistants Jan. 1972 15:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Piano Sonata (Preludes, Elegy and Dances) Aug. 2006 20:00
Sound Clip iconReview iconScore Sample icon Six Pieces for Piano 1966 5:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconScore Sample icon Three Landscapes May 1984 8:00
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon T + I = Ewigkeit Oct. 1999 9:00

Solo (Other Instruments)

Title Date Duration
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon For David and Johannes
For saxophone
Apr. 1985 8:00
Sound Clip iconRecording iconScore Sample icon Mathematics
Incidental music for percussion
Play by Hrant Alianak
Nov. 1972 3:10
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Talos IV
For accordion
Jul. 1975 11:00

Vocal and Choral

Title Date Duration
Sound Clip iconScore Sample icon Psalm 121
For soprano and piano or SSA choir and piano
Nov. 1980 4:00
Sound Clip iconReview iconScore Sample icon Symphony No. 2, Visions of a Wounded Earth
For orchestra and SATB chorus
Jul. 1995 50:00

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