Music Literature Repertory List

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Freshman Music Literature List

Gregorian Chant
  • Hymn (text by Thomas Aquinas, ca. 1225-74): Pange lingua gloriosi
  • Antiphon (medieval): Hodie Christus Natus Est
  • Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), Sequence: O Virgo ac diadema
Secular Monophony
  • Anon. (ca. 1250) Belle Doette
  • Bernard of Ventadorn (?1135-1195), Quan veh la lauzeta mover
Medieval Polyphony
  • Francesco Landini (1325?-1397), Ochi dolente
  • Johannes Ciconia (1335-1411), O Padua sidus praeclarum
Renaissance/Early Baroque Secular
  • Josquin Desprez (c. 1440-1521), Mille regretz
  • Giaches Wert (1535-1596), Giunto alla Tomba
  • William Byrd (c. 1539-1623), Variations on John come kiss me now
  • Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) Capriccio sopra ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la
  • Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677), L:eraclito amoroso
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
  • Lamento della ninfa
Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
  • O quam tu pulchra es
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • The Four Seasons, Op. 8 (1723): #4, Winter
Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • Giulio Cesare (1724), Act III
  • Israel in Egypt (1739), Part II (Exodus)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Fantasia and Fugue in g, BWV 542 (1708)
  • Concerto for 2 violins in d, BWV 1043 (1717)
  • “Brandenburg” Concerto #4 in G, BWV1049 (1720)
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
  • Symphony No. 104 (1795)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • Piano Concerto in C minor, K. 491 (1786)
  • Symphony No. 40, K. 550 (1788)
  • Symphony No. 41, K. 551 (1788)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • Piano Sonata, op. 13 (“Pathétique”) (1798)
  • Piano Sonata, op. 57 (“Appassionata”) (1805)
  • Symphony No. 7, op. 92 (1812)
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
  • Symphony No. 9, “From the New World” (1893)
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
  • Symphony No. 4 (1900)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  • Overture, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1826)
  • Symphony No. 4 (“Italian”) (1833)
  • Violin Concerto, Op. 64 (1844)
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
  • La bohème, Act 1 (1894-5)
Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
  • Il barbiere di Siviglia (1816), Overture and Act 1
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • Symphony No. 8 (“Unfinished”) (1822)
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
  • Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op. 25 (1895)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • Symphony No. 5, op. 64 (E minor) (1888)
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
  • Overture to Der Freischütz (1821)
Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
  • Sonata No. 4 (1903)
Charles Ives (1874-1954)
  • Three Places in New England (1914): 1. The St. Gaudens in Boston Common, 2. Putnam’s Camp, 3. The Housatonic at Stockbridge
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
  • Daphnis et Chloé Suite No., 2 (1909-12)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
  • Le Sacre du Printemps (1910-13): 1. Introduction, 2. The Augurs of Spring, 3. Mock Abduction, 4. Spring Rounds, 5. Games of Rival Tribes, 6. Procession of the Sage, 7. Adoration of the Earth, 8. Dance of the Earth. Part 2: 9. Introduction, 10. Mystic Circles of the Young Girls, 11. Glorification of the Chosen One, 12. Evocation of the Ancestors, 13. Ritual Action of the Ancestors, 14. Sacrificial Dance
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
  • Billy the Kid (1938):1. Introduction. The Open Prairie, 2. Street in a Frontier Town, 3. Mexican Dance and Finale, 4. Prairie Night (Card game at night), 5. Gun Battle, 6. Celebration (after Billy’s capture), 7. Billy’s Death, 8. The open Prairie again

Sophomore Music Literature List

Medieval Polyphony
  • Pérotin (c. 1200), Viderunt omnes
  • Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377), De fortune
Renaissance Sacred
  • Guillaume Du Fay (1400-1474), Ave regina caelorum III
  • Josquin Desprez (c. 1440-1521), Inviolata, integra et casta est Maria
  • Josquin Desprez (c. 1440-1521), Missa Pange lingua (Kyrie, Agnus dei)
  • William Byrd (c. 1539-1623), Mass for Four Voices (Kyrie, Credo, Agnus Dei)
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611), O magnum mysterium
  • Josquin Desprez (c. 1440-1521), Missa L’homme armé sexti toni (Kyrie, Agnus dei)
Renaissance/Early Baroque Secular
  • Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 155?-1612), Canzon in echo duodecimi toni
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
  • Vespers of 1610, Magnificat
  • Cruda amarilla, che col nome ancora
  • Orfeo, Toccata, Prologue, Act II and Act III (Possente spirto)
Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
  • Saul, Saul
  • Ich bin die Auferstehung
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
  • Dido and Aeneas (1688-90), Act III
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 (1708)
  • WTC I: Prelude & Fugue in c# minor (1722)
  • Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78 (1724)
  • WTC II: Prelude & Fugue in D, BWV (1738)
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
  • Symphony No. 49 (“La Passione”) (1768)
  • String Quartet, Op. 20, No. 5 (H.III,35 F minor, 1781)
  • String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 2, D minor (1793-97)
  • Die Schöpfung (“The Creation”) (1798)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310 (1778)
  • String Quartet, K. 465 (“Dissonant”) (1785)
  • The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492 (1786), Act I
  • Requiem, K. 626 (1791), Introit, Kyrie, Dies irae
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • Symphony No. 3, op. 55 (“Eroica”) (1803)
  • Overture to Leonora No. 3, op. 72a (1806)
  • Piano Sonata, op. 109 (E major) (1820)
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • Symphony No. 2, op. 73 (1877)
  • Ein deutsches Requiem (1866), op. 45, movements 1–2
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
  • Preludes 1–12 from 24 Preludes, op. 28 (1839)
  • Mazurkas (4) , op. 17 (1833)
  • Nocturnes (2) , op. 27 (1835)
  • Scherzo No. 2, op. 31 (Bb minor/Db major) (1837)
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • Impromptus, op. 90, Nos. 2-4 (1827)
  • Seven Songs (1815-1826): “An die Musik”; “An Silvia”; “Heidenröslein”; “Im Abendrot”; “Der Musensohn”; “Die Forelle”; “Der Tod und das Mädchen”
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • Dichterliebe, op. 48 (1840)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
  • La Mer (1903-05): 1. De l'aube a midi sur la mer (“From dawn to noon on the sea”), 2. Jeux de vagues (“Games of waves”), 3. Dialogue du vent et de la mer (“Dialogue of the wind and the sea”)
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
  • Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11 (1909)
  • Five Orchestra Pieces, Op. 16 (1909):1. Vorgefühle (“Premonitions”), 2. Vergangenes (“Yesteryears”), 3. Summermorgen an einem See (“Summer Morning by a Lake”), 4. Peripetie (“Peripetia”), 5. Das obligate Rezitativ (“The Obligatory Recitative”)
Alban Berg (1885-1935)
  • Wozzeck, Act III (1914-21)
Roger Sessions (1896-1985)
  • Symphony No. 1 (1926-27)
Jazz
  • Duke Ellington (1899-1974), A Tone Parallel to Harlem (1951)
  • Louis Armstrong (1901-1971), West End Blues (1928)
  • Coleman Hawkins (1904-1969), Body and Soul (1939)
  • Art Tatum (1909-1956), Tenderly (1951)
  • Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993), Charlie Parker Salt Peanuts (1945)
  • Machito Orchestra, Afro Cuban Jazz Suite (1950): 1. Cancion, 2. Mambo, 3. Mambo (cont.), 4. 6/8, 5. Jazz, 6. Rhumba Abierta (17:28)

Junior Music Literature List

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (1729), Nos. 1-23
  • Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225 (1727)
  • Partita II in d for violin alone, BWV 1004 (1720), chaconne
  • English Suite II in a, BWV 807 (1715)
  • “Italian” Concerto, BWV 971 (1735)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • Viola Quintet in G minor, K. 516 (1787)
  • Clarinet Quintet, K. 581 (1789)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • Symphony No. 9, op. 125 (1824)
  • Piano Concerto No. 4, op. 58 (1806) (G major)
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • Piano Quintet, op. 34 (1862)
  • Violin Concerto, op. 77 (1878)
  • Symphony No. 4, op. 98 (1885)
  • Clarinet Quintet, op. 115 (1891)
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
  • Ballade No. 4, op. 52 (F minor) (1843)
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
  • Sonata in B Minor (1853)
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • Fantasy, op. 17 (1838)
  • Piano Quintet, op. 44 (1842)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • Violin Concerto, op. 35 (1878)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
  • Préludes, Book I (1910), Nos. 2 Voiles, 7 Ce qu’a vu le vent de l’ouest, 10 La Cathédrale engloutie
Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
  • Sonata No. 9 (1913)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
  • Octet for Winds (1922-23)
Anton Webern (1883-1945)
  • Fünf Sätze, Op. 5 (1909), string orchestra version
Edgard Varèse (1883-1965)
  • Poème électronique (1958)
Roger Sessions (1896-1985)
  • Rhapsody (1970)
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
  • Piano Variations (1930)
  • Sextet (1937)
Elliott Carter (b. 1908)
  • Piano Sonata (1945-46)
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
  • Piano Sonata (1949)
Milton Babbitt (b. 1916)
  • Philomel (1964)
Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006)
  • Atmosphères (1961)
  • Lux Aeterna (1966)
Pierre Boulez (b. 1925)
  • Notations (1977 version)
Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
  • Sinfonia (1968-69), movements 2 (“O King”) and 3 (“In ruhig fliessender Bewegung”)
Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007)
  • Gesang der Jünglinge (1955-56)
Steve Reich (b. 1936)
  • Drumming (1970-71)
Paul Lansky (b. 1944)
  • Six Fantasies on a Poem by Thomas Campion (1978-79): 1. Her Voice, 2. Her Presence, 3. Her Reflection, 4. Her Song, 5. Her Ritual, 6. Her Self
John Adams (b. 1947)
  • Short Ride in a Fast Machine (1986)

Senior Music Literature List

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
  • Hyppolyte et Aricie (1733), Prologue and Act 1
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (1724), Kyrie and Gloria
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • String Quartet, op. 59, no. 2 (E minor) (1806)
  • String Quartet, op. 131 (C# minor) (1826)
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • Piano Pieces (4), op. 119 (1891): 1. Intermezzo, 2. Intermezzo, 3. Intermezzo, 4. Rhapsodie
Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
  • Symphony No. 4 (1880)
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • String Quintet, C major (1828)
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
  • Rigoletto (1851), Act III
  • Otello (1887), Act I
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
  • Tristan und Isolde (1858), Prelude and Act I
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
  • Gaspard de la Nuit (1908): 1. Ondine, 2. Le Gibet (“The Gallows”), 3. Scarbo Chansons madécasses (1925-26): 1. Nahandove, 2. Aoua Mefiez-vous des blancs (“Aoua Fear the whites”), 3. Il est doux de se coucher (“It is sweet to lie down”)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
  • Agon (1954-57)
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
  • String Quartet No. 4 (1936)
Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
  • String Quartet No. 4 (1928)
  • Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (1936)
Anton Webern (1883-1945)
  • Concerto, Op. 24 (1931-34)
Edgard Varèse (1883-1965)
  • Ionisation (1929-31)
Alban Berg (1885-1935)
  • Lyric Suite (1928)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
  • Piano Sonata No. 7 (1938-42)
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
  • Porgy and Bess, Act I (1933-35)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
  • String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 (1960)
Elliott Carter (b. 1908)
  • A Symphony of Three Orchestras (1976)
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
  • Quatre études de rythme (1950): 1. Ile de feu 1 (“island of fire 1”), 2. Mode de valeurs et d’intensités (“Mode of [rhythmic] values and intensities”), 3. Neumes rythmiques (“Rhythmic neumes”), 4. Ile de feu 2 (“Island of fire 2”)
  • Oiseaux Exotiques (“Exotic birds”) (1955-56)
Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001)
  • Metastaseis (1953-4)
Pierre Boulez (b. 1925)
  • Pli selon pli I Don and II Improvisation sur Mallarmé I (1957)
Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
  • Sequenza III for female voice (1966)
George Crumb (b. 1929)
  • Ancient Voices of Children (1970), I. El niño busca su voz, Dances of the Ancient Earth, II. Me he perdido muchas veces por el mar
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