compositions

by Andrea La Rose

Believe it or not, Andrea La Rose's music is based on honest-to-God melodies. I know, right?! Not only that, but she doesn't try on purpose to write fiendishly difficult music. In fact, sometimes she consciously attempts to write stuff that's not so hard — you know, something you can put together in a couple rehearsals. But things don't always turn out the way we plan, do they? The thing is, her music is often about exactly that kind of situation: relationships and plans that go awry (not like a bad love song or anything, jeez, give a girl some credit...) and how you just have to figure something out or learn something new and see what happens. So like, sometimes you have your own little structural set-up based on a bunch of numbers that go up or down or stay the same but you won't be in synch with anybody else and it'll be kind of unsettling, or sometimes you'll just have to improvise, or sometimes you'll have to do something cool but kind of tiring for longer than you thought you could do it, but then you actually can do it. Increasingly, you'll probably have to clap. I mean, as part of the piece, not just applause at the end. You know, like a 60s pop song or something. It's all rather quirky, but endearing.

uncle arnie works are listed by instruments involved, first solo and chamber works in some semblance of score order, then variable instrumentation, then large ensemble works.

for more information on a piece, click on the title.

many pieces have scores and parts for the downloading. the ones that don't have scores & parts still need to be edited; if you would like one of those, please email me: andrea at reloadsanear dot com. that'll light a fire under my pants to get that editing done.

i am slowly putting up recordings of selected compositions, but you'll have to search through them all to find them! mwah ha ha haaaaa...

solo & chamber music
listed by instrument
so you can see if i've written anything for you!
(fear not, there's always open instrumentation)

flute/piccolo

söte stands up (2012)

tyrannic shadow (2012)

notary sandwich (2012)

misoneism (2009)

bucolic wonderland (2007)

chansons pour mémére (2006)

happy to be one (2003)

take out (2003)

somatic dimorphism (2001)

eTudes (2000)

deux chansons pour mon pépére (1999)

intonation exercises (1999)

tunes for a purple cactus (1999)

breakbeat (1999)

four poems (1998)

two songs for an odd quintet (1995)

we don't march anymore (1995)

a chronological listing for folks who like to know such things:

historiography (2012)
acousmatic

assembly language (2012) 3 or more speaking voices

(whatever happened with)reaching across the aisle? (2012) t sax, 2 vln, cello

söte stands up (2012)
flute, clarinet

tyrannic shadow (2012)
solo violin and chamber orchestra

notary sandwich (2012)
solo violin and chamber orchestra

eudaimonism (2010)
voice, clarinet, alto sax, violin, triangle

understanding the language of eighth graders (2010)
two trumpets, cello, bass, accordion, clappers

pedagogical songs, volume 1 (2009)
any voice or instrument

how can i tell if it's really love? (2009)
any two or more instruments

misoneism (2009)
flute

mooncalfing (2009)
three violins

ailanthus (2009)
any solo instrument

es könnte anders sein (2009)
voice & accompaniment

songs about james (2009)
voice & accompaniment

reminder (2008)
unison choir

girly (2008)
two trumpets and two accordions

novice trip (2008)
2 ocarinas, any 2 melody instruments, any bass instrument, any chord instrument

bride (2008)
incidental music for a Lone Wolf Tribe production
sop, fl, vln, vc, acc

bucolic wonderland (2007)
fl, b cl, vln, vc, acc

small pets in the sixth house (2007)
any two inst.

past amphibious lives (2007)
any five inst.

grunt work for the avant-garde (2006)
solo tbn, cl, vln, vc, acc

chansons pour mémére (2006)
fl, cl

banns (2006)
brass quintet

i blame you (l.b.) (2006)
jug/bottle and any two melody inst.

putrefaction (2005)
4 vln, 4 vla

what is supremacy? (2005)
any 2-5 inst.

lieder für nichttanzenden mädels (2004)
any two or more instruments

seven ways to sunday (2004)
any three inst.

happy to be one (2003)
flute

flower (2003)
any inst. (an improv primer)

throb (2003)
any 2-5 inst.

take out (2003)
sop, 3 fl, b cl

testify (2003)
trombone

somatic dimorphism (2001)
fl, ob, vln, vc, 2 gtr

there were once (2001)
4 perc.

letter to a young lady in paris (2001)
acousmatic

concerto for anybody (2001)
any 2-5 inst.

to_____ (2001)
speaker, tenor, cl, vln, pno

bughead #2 (2001)
bughead #1 (2001)
acousmatic

do you want? (2001)
acousmatic

advertising changed my life (2001)
sop, mez, bar, speakers, cl, vla, perc, 2 pno

hey! (2001)
elementary band

snit (2000)
b sax, cb

holler (2000)
4 tbn, 4 perc

eTudes (2000)
flute

in short (1999)
orchestra

deux chansons pour mon pépére (1999)
flute

tunes for a purple cactus (1999)
2 fl

in short (1999)
piano

breakbeat (1999)
flute

four poems (1998)
sop, fl, cl/b cl, vln, vc, pno

two thoughts (1998)
5 perc

messy/neat (1998)
elementary band

canon (1998)
4 snare drums

elementary cool (1998)
elementary band

saxophone quartet (1997)
satb saxes

we don't march anymore (1995)
picc, snare

two songs for an odd quintet (1995)
fl, 2 cl, b cl, vla

oboe

somatic dimorphism (2001)



clarinet/bass clarinet

söte stands up (2012)

eudaimonism (2010)

bucolic wonderland (2007)

grunt work for the avant-garde (2006)

chansons pour mémére (2006)

take out (2003)

to_______(2001)

advertising changed my life (2001)

four poems (1998)

two songs for an odd quintet (1995)

saxophone

(whatever happened with)reaching across the aisle? (2012)

tyrannic shadow (2012)

notary sandwich (2012)

holler (2000/2010)

eudaimonism (2010)

snit (2000)

saxophone quartet (1997)

horn

 

banns (2006)
trumpet

understanding the language of eighth graders (2010)

girly (2008)

banns (2006)

 

trombone

tyrannic shadow (2012)

notary sandwich (2012)

grunt work for the avant-garde (2006)

banns (2006)

testify (2003)

holler (2000)

tuba

banns (2006)

 

percussion

tyrannic shadow (2012)

notary sandwich (2012)

eudaimonism (2010)

there were once (2001)

advertising changed my life (2001)

holler (2000)

two thoughts (1998)

canon for four snare drums (1998)

we don't march anymore (1995)

two types of motion (1993)

violin

(whatever happened with)reaching across the aisle? (2012)

tyrannic shadow (2012)

notary sandwich (2012)

eudaimonism (2010)

mooncalfing (2009)

bucolic wonderland (2007)

grunt work for the avant-garde (2006)

putrefaction (2005)

somatic dimorphism (2001)

to_______ (2001)

four poems (1998)

viola

putrefaction (2005)

advertising changed my life (2001)

two songs for an odd quintet (1995)

cello

(whatever happened with)reaching across the aisle? (2012)

tyrannic shadow (2012)

notary sandwich (2012)

understanding the language of eighth graders (2010)

bucolic wonderland (2007)

grunt work for the avant-garde (2006)

somatic dimorphism (2001)

four poems (1998)

bass

tyrannic shadow (2012)

notary sandwich (2012)

understanding the language of eighth graders (2010)

snit (2000)

piano

to_________ (2001)

advertising changed my life (2001)

in short (1999)

four poems (1998)

variations on an original row (1996)

accordion (stradella)

tyrannic shadow (2012)

notary sandwich (2012)

understanding the language of eighth graders (2010)

girly (2008)

bucolic wonderland (2007)

grunt work for the avant-garde (2006)

voice

assembly language (2012)

tyrannic shadow (2012)

notary sandwich (2012)

eudaimonism (2010)

pedagogical songs, volume 1 (2009)
any voice or instrument

es könnte anders sein (2009) (any voice)

songs about james (any voice) (2009)

take out (soprano or mezzo) (2003)

to_____ (reciter and tenor) (2001)

advertising changed my life (2001)

four poems(mezzo-soprano) (1998)

people clapping

understanding the language of eighth graders (2010)

reminder (2008)

novice trip (2008)

grunt work for the avant-garde (2006)

guitar somatic dimorphism (2001)

electronic
acousmatic/
whatever

historiography (2012)

bughead #2 (2001)

bughead #1 (2001)

open instrumentation

how can i tell if it's really love? (2009)

pedagogical songs, volume 1 (2009)
any voice or instrument

ailanthus (2009)

reminder (2008)

novice trip (2008)

small pets in the sixth house (2007)

past amphibious lives (2007)

i blame you (l.b.) (2006)

what is supremacy? (2005)

lieder für nichttanzenden mädels (2004)

seven ways to sunday (2004)

flower (2003)

throb (2003)

concerto for anybody (2001)




large ensemble
orchestrain short (1999)

elementary bandhey! (2001)

messy/neat (1998)

elementary cool (1998)




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