WORKS




Poco Forte Music represents the following most recent works of George Tsontakis


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Orchestral Music: Tone Poems 

CLAIR DE LUNE (2007) 19’ 2222, 2210, perc., kbds,hp, strings

commissioned  by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra 

Moonlit (11’)

Jeux (8’) 

** either Moonlit or Jeux may be performed separately 
 

COMET (2010) 8'
2333, 4231, timp., perc., pn,. hp, strings
commissioned by the Anchorage Symphony

 

FALSE ALARMING (2010) 3'
2333, 4331, timp., perc., hp, strings
commissioned by the Seattle Symphony

 

IMPETUOUS (2009) 11’ 3333 4331 perc., kbd, hp strings

commissioned by American Life KY for LO 
 

LACONIKA (2010) 14’ 2222, 2210, perc., hp, strings

commissioned  by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra 

 

LET THE RIVER BE UNBROKEN (1994 rev. 2012) 15’ 2222 4231 perc, hp, (fiddler) strings
commissioned by The Alexandra. VA Symphony

PASSION (2017) 16’ 2 (picc) 2 (1ob, 1eh) 22 (1 bsn, 1 cbsn) 4230 perc, hp, pn NEW
commissioned by The Albany Symphony

Orchestral Music: String Orchestra

 

CORRAGIO FOR STRINGS (1986 arr. 2004) 9'
from String Quartet #3

O MIKROS, O MEGAS (2016) 24’
commissioned by the St Paul Chamber Orchestra and Hopkins Center

Orchestral Music: Concertos 

ANASA Clarinet Concerto (2011) 20' Clarinet Solo, 3333 4231 perc, pn, hp, strings
commissioned by Albany Symphony (Music Alive Meet the Composer) for David Krakauer

 

MAN OF SORROWS (2005) 38’ Piano Solo, 3333 4331 perc., kbd, hp strings

commissioned by the Dallas Symphony 

MIROLOGHIA Percussion Concerto (2001) 25’ Percussion Solo, 3333 4331, kbd, hp, strings

commissioned  by the National Symphony


SONNETS English Horn & Orch (2016) 24' EH solo, 2122 4331 perc, cel, hp, strings
commissioned by Boston Symphony for Rob Sheena & Andris Nelsons

TRUE COLORS Trumpet Concerto (2012) 18' Trumpet solo, 3333 4331 perc, pn, hp, strings
commissioned by Albany Symphony (Music Alive Meet the Composer) for Eric Berlin


UNFORGETTABLE  (2009) 24' Two Violins and Orchestra violin soli, 2222 2220 perc, pn, hp, strings
commissioned by George Soros

 

VIOLIN CONCERTO #1 (2002)  23’ Violin Solo, 3333 4331 perc., kbd, hp strings

commissioned by the Oregon Symphony 

VIOLIN CONCERTO #2 (2004)  20’ Violin Solo, 1111, 2210, perc., kbds,hp, strings

commissioned  by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra 
 

Contemporary Ensemble (conducted chamber music) 

GRAVITY PLUS (2017) 16’ fl, cl, vln, vc, pn NEW
commissioned by Mobius of London

 

GYMNOPEDIES (2007) 13’ flute (picc), sop sax (or Bb clar), horn, perc., pn, hp, vln, vc

commissioned by the Network for New Music 

MELVILLE PILOT (2008) 15’ (see “Dramatic Work”, below) 
 

Chamber Music 

ANTHEM (2009) 3’ fl, cl, vln, vc, pn
commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (to reopen Alice Tully Hall)

 

GRAVITY (2011/16) 16’ fl, cl, vln, vc, pn
commissioned by the Da Capo Chamber Players (for their 40th Anniv.)

 

KNICKKNACKS (2000) 25’ violin & viola  

commissioned by various 

MIRROR IMAGE (2009)  20’  cello & piano

commissioned by Auburn University Montgomery  

PIANO QUARTET #3 (2005) 20’ violin, viola, cello, piano

commissioned  by Angel Fire Music Festival 

PORTRAITS BY EL GRECO (2014) 22’ clar, violin, viola, cello, piano
commissioned by Boston Chamber Music Society

SILENT POEMS (2017) 15 min. fl, cl, 2 vln, vla, vc, hp NEW
commissioned by Mobius of London (for Wigmore Hall)

STIMULUS PACKAGE (2009) 20’ cello, piano, percussion

commissioned  by La Jolla and Santa Fe music festivals  

 

STRING QUARTET #5 “In Memoriam: George Rochberg” (2006) 20’
commissioned by The Cypress String Quartet

STRING QUARTET #6 (2013) 21’
commissioned by The Cypress String Quartet

STRING QUARTET #7 (2014) 27’ TO BE ANNOUNCED (in revision)
commissioned by Chamber Music Monterey Bay for the St Lawrence Quartet & Jessica Rivera, Soprano

STRING QUARTET #7.5 (2015) 12’
commissioned by Maverick Concerts

Piano Solo 

SARABESQUE (2003) 6’ piano solo 

 

Flute Solo

 

IMAGINE (2011) 4'
commissioned by the National Flute Association (competition piece)

 

Choral and Vocal

 

A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM (2012) 3' (Poe) SATB (Divisi)

commissioned by the NY Virtuoso Singers

 

LOVE'S PHILOSOPHY (2013) 3' (Shelley) soprano and piano

for Dawn Upshaw


Dramatic Work 

MELVILLE PILOT (2008) 15’ actor (reader), 2 sopranos, large chamber ensemble

commissioned by the Albany Symphony