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Jon Appleton -- Selected Compositions (1959-2006)

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About Jon Appleton

Jon Howard Appleton (1939-) is a composer of both instrumental and electro-acoustic music and co-developer of the Synclavier. He has been on the Dartmouth College Music Department faculty since 1967. He has previously taught in Sweden, at the Moscow Conservatory of Music, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. In 2003 he was awarded the "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States. He has been the recipient of Guggenheim, Fulbright, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and American-Scandinavian Foundation fellowships.

For more information see the composer's homepage, including lists of publications and recordings, an autobiography, and photographs, and the Guide to the Papers of Jon Appleton, 1931-2009.


About the Collection

Patricia Fisken, Head of Paddock Music Library, proposed this project and has shepherded it through its planning and production stages. She has worked closely with Jon Appleton as he transfers his Papers to the Rauner Special Collections Library: http://ead.dartmouth.edu/html/ms727.html. The Papers of Jon H. Appleton contains correspondence, publicity materials, newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, floppy discs, programs, reviews, recordings, and musical scores. They document Appleton's career as a composer, primarily in the field of electronic music, and his time as a professor at Dartmouth. Peter Carini, College Archivist, worked with Jon Appleton to secure the rights to deliver these music files freely online.

During summer 2008, David Bowden, Music Library Specialist at Paddock Music Library, created master audio files from a variety of media using the equipment and expertise of Dartmouth's Jones Media Center. These were converted to MP3 files for delivery online by the Library's new Digital Production department, a website was built, and a spreadsheet was delivered to the Cataloging and Metadata Department in order to facilitate the creation of new MARC records in the Library's catalog and in OCLC's WorldCat database. The Digital Production department also delivered copies of the master file to the Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM), a not-for-profit resource providing online access to CD-quality audio of 2,300 albums worth of recordings from independent record labels and sound archives: http://www.dramonline.org. The copies of these Jon Appleton compositions in DRAM are available to the many educational institutions that subscribe to DRAM; the copies of the Appleton files on the Dartmouth College server are free to all for non-commercial use.

We are very grateful to Jon Appleton for giving his permission for these compositions to be made freely available for non-commercial use.

All music copyright, Jon Appleton.


 

Alphabetical by Title By Date, Earliest First
(with undated compositions following)

'Ofa atu Tonga [1972].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Work using real and fabricated source material from the Kingdom of Tonga.
Running time and genre:7:36 / Electronic.

A Few Thoughts for the Day [1969].

Collaboration with Tom Scott and Bob Thiele for LP 'Bob Thiele Emergency'. A work for jazz orchestra and electro-acoustic sound and exceprts of political speeches for an LP produced by Bob Thiele for Flying Dutchman Records.
Running time and genre:16:57 / Electronic.

A Swedish Love Song for Voice and Synclavier [1986].

Synclavier Concert, Lionel Hampton School of Music, University of Idaho, March 18, 1986.
Running time and genre:8:02 / Classical.

After 'Nude Descending A Staircase' [1965].

Composed as part of requirements for an M.A. thesis in musical composition at the School of Music at the University of Oregon. Performed by the Houston Symphony on April 20, 1967. Also performed at Columbia University in 1966, composer conducting.
Running time and genre:7:21 / Classical.

Apolliana [1970].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Source material from Moog synthesizer, voices of moon landing, toy astronauts and Richard Nixon.
Running time and genre:5:24 / Electronic.

Ballad of the Soldier [1973].

Based on Brecht poem in English, Commissioned by the Dartmouth College Glee Club, Paul Zeller, conductor.
Running time and genre:5:15 / Classical.

Boghosian's piece [1969].

A.K.A. 'Hommage to Orpheus' originally composed to accompany sculpture by Varujan Boghosian.
Running time and genre:3:17 / Electronic.

Bombay [1986].

Synclavier Concert, Lionel Hampton School of Music, University of Idaho, March 18, 1986.
Running time and genre:6:43 / Electronic.

Boum sha boom [1983].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Source material 1950s American pop music with voices of Colette Gaudin and the composer.
Running time and genre:5:43 / Electronic.

Brush Canyon [1986].

An important solo Synclavier work using both electronic and sampled sounds. Synclavier Concert, Lionel Hampton School of Music, University of Idaho, March 18, 1986.
Running time and genre:12:45 / Electronic.

Burdock birds [1976].

Musique concrete using synthezied and real birds sounds for outdoor performance and composed for the Burdock Festival organized by Christian Wolff at the Ray Nash farm in Royalton, Vermont.
Running time and genre:6:04 / Electronic.

C.C.C.P.: In Memoriam Anatoly Kuznetsov [1969].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Source material from old Russian recordings and BBC interviews.
Running time and genre:5:12 / Electronic.

C.C.C.P.: In Memoriam Anatoly Kuznetsov [1974].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Source material from old Russian recordings and BBC interviews.
Running time and genre:5:12 / Electronic.

Ce que signifie la declaration des droits de lhomme et du citoyen [1989].

Commissioned by the Groupe de Musique Experimentale de Bourges for anniversary of French Constitution. Voice: Colette Gaudin.
Running time and genre:10:10 / Electronic.

Chef's d'oeuvre [1967].

First electronic music composition in the Griffith Electronic Music Studio. The most well-known of all the composer's works.
Running time and genre:2:32 / Electronic.

Columbia etude no. 1 [1965].

Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center. Tape spliced exercise in the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center.
Running time and genre:1:36 / Electronic.

Correspondences amoreuse des Isle Marquises [1988].

Source material for 'Ce Que Signifie' consisting of recordings made in Nuku Hiva in the Marqueses Islands.
Running time and genre:6:35 / Electronic.

Degitaru Ongaku [1986].

Synclavier Concert, Lionel Hampton School of Music, University of Idaho, March 18, 1986.
Running time and genre:14:24 / Electronic.

Double Structure (with Christian Wolff) [1971].

Live recording from Spaulding Auditorium at Dartmouth College, October 31 1971. A pre-cut wooden structure is assembled on stage with moving electronics by the two composers.
Running time and genre:19:44 / Electronic.

Dr. Quisling in Stockholm [1971].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. A political piece in protest of the conditions for composers working at Elektronimusikstudion Stockholm and commissioned by the Swedish Radio.
Running time and genre:12:48 / Electronic.

Duo for Oscar for Synclavier and Piano [1985].

Synclavier Concert, Lionel Hampton School of Music, University of Idaho, March 18, 1986. For one performer who plays alternately and together on both keyboard instruments.
Running time and genre:11:56 / Classical.

Duobatoni [1992].


Running time and genre:2:55 / Electronic.

Eros Ex Machina [1987].


Running time and genre:5:39 / Electronic.

Filhos da Nana [No date].

The first of several songs for children in Brazilian orphanages sung by those children and Marlui Miranda.
Running time and genre:4:09 / Electronic.

Four Inventions for Two Flutes [1965].


Running time and genre:7:33 / Classical.

Georganna's fancy [1966].

Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center.
Running time and genre:2:33 / Electronic.

Georgannas farewell [1976].

Uses tape technique and early digital sound sources.
Running time and genre:6:27 / Electronic.

Ghost Sonata [No date].

Composed originally as incidental music to the play of the same name.
Running time and genre:11:43 / Electronic.

Gujari Todi [No date].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio.
Running time and genre:11:54 / Electronic.

Hay Fever [No date].

Composer dances in a field on Jericho Street in Hartford, Vermont to music composed after filming by Carlos Pienado.
Running time and genre:9:30 / Electronic.

Homenage a Milanes [1987].

Sources recorded in Havana, Cuba, recordings of Pablo Milanes, voices Marysa Navarro and Perico Irizoqui using most advanced Synclavier.
Running time and genre:5:31 / Electronic.

Hommage to G.R.M. [1969].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. The composer's only work using exclusively sounds from a Moog III synthesizer. GRM refers to the Groupe de Recherches Musicale in Paris, France.
Running time and genre:4:11 / Electronic.

Hopi, La naissance du desert [1992].

For a choir of 3000 chidren both versions commssioned by the Conseil General des Alpes Maritimes for the Rencontres de Chorales d'enfants in Nice, France.
Running time and genre:9:39 / Classical.

Human Music 1 [1970].

Collaboration with Don Cherry, 6 tracks from 2006 re-release of 1970 LP.
Running time and genre:13:13 / Electronic.

Human Music 2 [1970].

Collaboration with Don Cherry, 6 tracks from 2006 re-release of 1970 LP.
Running time and genre:7:31 / Electronic.

Human Music 3 [1970].

Collaboration with Don Cherry, 6 tracks from 2006 re-release of 1970 LP.
Running time and genre:10:57 / Electronic.

Human Music 4 [1970].

Collaboration with Don Cherry, 6 tracks from 2006 re-release of 1970 LP.
Running time and genre:9:44 / Electronic.

Human Music 5 [1970].

Collaboration with Don Cherry, 6 tracks from 2006 re-release of 1970 LP.
Running time and genre:2:12 / Electronic.

Human Music 6 [1970].

Collaboration with Don Cherry, 6 tracks from 2006 re-release of 1970 LP.
Running time and genre:2:35 / Electronic.

Ilya Andrevich Smirnov [2005].

A chamber work in one movement, A.K.A. 'Lydia' composed for thereminist Lydia Kavina in Moscow, Russia.
Running time and genre:4:34 / Classical.

In Deserto [1977].

Multi-track recording using material from the Dartmouth Digital Synthesizer.
Running time and genre:10:02 / Electronic.

Infantasy [1965].

Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center. Tape music techniques using infant voices and produced in the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center.
Running time and genre:2:55 / Electronic.

JJ Pop [2000].

Uses as source material songs of Jon Appleton's son JJ Appleton, a singer-songwriter in NYC.
Running time and genre:5:33 / Electronic.

Julia Suite 1 [2001].

Suite of Nine Pieces for Solo Piano.
Running time and genre:2:28 / Classical.

Julia Suite 2 [2001].

Suite of Nine Pieces for Solo Piano.
Running time and genre:1:03 / Classical.

Julia Suite 3 [2001].

Suite of Nine Pieces for Solo Piano.
Running time and genre:4:39 / Classical.

Julia Suite 4 [2001].

Suite of Nine Pieces for Solo Piano.
Running time and genre:2:19 / Classical.

Julia Suite 5 [2001].

Suite of Nine Pieces for Solo Piano.
Running time and genre:2:13 / Classical.

Julia Suite 6 [2001].

Suite of Nine Pieces for Solo Piano.
Running time and genre:3:03 / Classical.

Julia Suite 7 [2001].

Suite of Nine Pieces for Solo Piano.
Running time and genre:2:57 / Classical.

Julia Suite 8 [2001].

Suite of Nine Pieces for Solo Piano.
Running time and genre:8:12 / Classical.

Julia Suite 9 [2001].

Suite of Nine Pieces for Solo Piano.
Running time and genre:2:52 / Classical.

Kamuela (Return to Waimea) [1983].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio, Source material is choral selections from the composer's opera 'The Lament of Kamuela.' Choir conducted by Melinda O'Neal.
Running time and genre:7:54 / Electronic.

Kapingamarangi [1980].

Live Synclavier recorded January 12, 1980.
Running time and genre:11:13 / Electronic.

Kungsgatan 8 [1970].

The first computer music composition produced at Elektronmusikstudion Stockholm then located on Kungsgatan 8.
Running time and genre:4:14 / Electronic.

Le Dernier Voyage de Jean-Francois Galaup de la Perouse [2006].

An opera for narrator, children's choir, and orchestra based on the diaries of French explorer Jean-Galup de la Perouse.
Running time and genre:1:14:57 / Classical.

Little Red Riding Hood (Rodluvan) [1974].

Source material from Buchla synthesizer and the voice of Axel Bodin. Composed in the Fylkingen Electronic Music Studio.
Running time and genre:7:03 / Electronic.

Lullaby for Molly [1991].

Same as 8th movement of Julia Suite for piano. a.k.a 'A Summer's Lullaby' and sometimes performed on solo piano. Later adapted as he eighth movement of the piano suite 'Julia'.
Running time and genre:8:12 / Classical.

Marco Polo Revisited [2000].

Recorded in Spaulding Auditorium, Dartmouth College, at the Festival of New Musics, May 2, 2000.
Running time and genre:7:19 / Electronic.

Music for Ciona [1977].

Score for a dance by Pilobolus; also on PBS 'Dance in America'.
Running time and genre:7:09 / Electronic.

Mussems Sång [1976].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Source material from EMS synthesizer in Stockholm, Sweden and artificial voice created on Johann Sundberg's voice synthesizer called 'Musse'.
Running time and genre:7:49 / Electronic.

Narita Airport Rock [2003].

Source material recorded in Tokyo, Japan.
Running time and genre:7:00 / Electronic.

Nevsehir [1971].

Source material collected in Turkey.
Running time and genre:6:29 / Electronic.

Nihon No Omide : Six Bagatelles for Solo Violin. [1996].


Running time and genre:9:55 / Classical.

Nukuoro [1979].

Live Synclavier recorded January 12, 1980.
Running time and genre:12:16 / Electronic.

Nyckelharpen Variations [1968].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Source material from Norwegian 'keyed fiddle' called the Nyckelharpa.
Running time and genre:4:10 / Electronic.

Oskuldens Dröm [1985].

Uses EMS synthesizer in Stockholm with software by Michael Hinton. Commissioned by the Swedish Society of Virgins, the title translates 'The Dreams of the Virgins.'
Running time and genre:8:29 / Electronic.

'Otahiti [1974].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. A political piece in protest against French nuclear testing in the Pacific. Source material from French Polynesia and voices recorded in France. Commissioned by the Group de Musique Experimentale de Bourges.
Running time and genre:9:12 / Electronic.

Pacific Rimbombo [1994].

A solo work for an computer music instrument invented by Max V. Mathews.
Running time and genre:5:53 / Electronic.

Patience - Version 1 [1969].

An original pop song. Lyrics by the composer, also composer's voice.
Running time and genre:2:33 / Electronic.

Patience - Version 2 [1969].

An original pop song. Lyrics by the composer, also composer's voice.
Running time and genre:2:12 / Electronic.

Petite Suite for Solo Violoncello [No date].

Six movement work commissioned by Alexander Zagorinsky in Moscow, Russia.
Running time and genre:10:03 / Classical.

Piano Sonata No. 2 [2007].

Performed by Gabriel Chodos.
Running time and genre:5:18 / Classical.

Pilobolus [1971].

Score for a dance by Pilobolus.
Running time and genre:11:27 / Electronic.

Prelude [1980].

Live Synclavier piece recorded January 12, 1980.
Running time and genre:11:46 / Electronic.

Primary experience A [1965].

Third electro-acoustic piece composed using primtive tape techniques and recordings of children. Early tape music piece using sounds of children composed at the University of Oregon.
Running time and genre:2:43 / Electronic.

Primary experience B [1965].

Third electro-acoustic piece composed using primtive tape techniques and recordings of children. Early tape music piece using sounds of children composed at the University of Oregon.
Running time and genre:2:36 / Electronic.

Primary experience C [1965].

Third electro-acoustic piece composed using primtive tape techniques and recordings of children. Early tape music piece using sounds of children composed at the University of Oregon.
Running time and genre:2:36 / Electronic.

Quiet Piece [1970].

An adaptation of Burdock Birds.
Running time and genre:5:36 / Electronic.

Quiff [2001].


Running time and genre:6:11 / Electronic.

Rodluvan (Little Red Riding Hood) [1974].

Source material from Buchla synthesizer and the voice of Axel Bodin. Composed in the Fylkingen Electronic Music Studio.
Running time and genre:7:08 / Electronic.

Sashasonjon [1986].

Synclavier Concert, Lionel Hampton School of Music, University of Idaho, March 18, 1986. Solo synclavier piece using only FM sounds composed in memory of the the composer's step-father Alexander 'Sasha' Walden.
Running time and genre:10:17 / Electronic.

Scene Unobserved [1969].

A black and white film by Jon Appleton, Wayne Wadhams, Pierre Payne, John Mellquist (poetry) made to the music.
Running time and genre:9:41 / Electronic.

Second scene unobserved [1968].

Same electro-acoustic music as 'Scene Unobserved' but for live performance with single wind, string, percussion, and piano.
Running time and genre:9:42 / Electronic.

Sheremetyevo Airport Rock [2002].

Uses source material from Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport and from interviews on Stary Arbat in Moscow and two professional actresses. Includes modified music of Glazinov and Kathaturian.
Running time and genre:5:21 / Electronic.

Sonaria for Choir and Synclavier [1978].

Performed live at the 1978 Dartmouth College Glee Club's Winter Carnival Concert, Spaulding Auditorium, Paul Zeller, director.
Running time and genre:13:06 / Classical.

Sonaria for Synclavier Alone [1978].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio.
Running time and genre:14:41 / Electronic.

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano [2004].

Four movement chamber work commissioned by Alexander Zagorinsky.
Running time and genre:17:09 / Classical.

Sones de san Blas [1973].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Source material collected in Mexico with the voice of Marysa Navarro.
Running time and genre:6:36 / Electronic.

Soviet-American Dances [1985].

Performed at McGill University, Montreal, March 19, 1985.
Running time and genre:10:45 / Classical.

Spuyten Duyvil [1966].

Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center.
Running time and genre:2:57 / Electronic.

Stereopticon [1972].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Composed using the Synthi 100 synthesizer on loan from EMS London. Awarded a prize by the Groupe de Musique Experimentale de Bourges.
Running time and genre:8:17 / Electronic.

String Quartet [1976].

Commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts for the Concord String Quartet. One movement based on the raga Gujari Todi.
Running time and genre:11:17 / Classical.

Struggling To Be Heard. Reading of autobiography by Jon Appleton. [2005].

Text can be found at http://eamusic.dartmouth.edu/~appleton/bio/incompletebiography.html.
Running time and genre:41:40 / Speech.

Study No. 1 [1963].

Composer's first electro-acoustic work composed using primitive equipment in the audio-visual department of the University of Oregon.
Running time and genre:2:09 / Electronic.

Study No. 2 [1964].

Composer's second electro-acoustic work composed using primitive equipment in the audio-visual department of the University of Oregon.
Running time and genre:2:09 / Electronic.

Study No. 2 (Concrete) [1964].

Piano sounds.
Running time and genre:2:17 / Electronic.

Study No. 3 [1964].

Sources from piano sounds. May be identical to 'Primary Experience'.
Running time and genre:1:25 / Electronic.

Subject to Fits - Aglaya [1978].

A score for a play produced in Hopkins Center directed by Rod Alexander. (soundtrack, 6 separate pieces).
Running time and genre:1:51 / Electronic.

Subject to Fits - Myshkin (without voice) [1978].

A score for a play produced in Hopkins Center directed by Rod Alexander. (soundtrack, 6 separate pieces).
Running time and genre:1:32 / Electronic.

Subject to Fits - Myshkin and Chorus (with voice) [1978].

A score for a play produced in Hopkins Center directed by Rod Alexander. (soundtrack, 6 separate pieces).
Running time and genre:1:49 / Electronic.

Subject to Fits - Myshkin and Chorus (without voice) [1978].

A score for a play produced in Hopkins Center directed by Rod Alexander. (soundtrack, 6 separate pieces).
Running time and genre:1:50 / Electronic.

Subject to Fits - Natasha's Song [1978].

A score for a play produced in Hopkins Center directed by Rod Alexander. (soundtrack, 6 separate pieces).
Running time and genre:1:22 / Electronic.

Subject to Fits - Opera [1978].

A score for a play produced in Hopkins Center directed by Rod Alexander. (soundtrack, 6 separate pieces).
Running time and genre:3:32 / Electronic.

Synaeresis [1959].

Reed live performance, May 30, 1959. Text and narration by Philip Johnson.
Running time and genre:7:14 / Electronic.

Syntrophia [1977].

Composed using the Dartmouth Digital Synthesizer at the Thayer School of Engineering.
Running time and genre:10:33 / Electronic.

The American Songs for Tenor and Piano [1966].

Arrangement of voice and piano composition. Composed in Eugene, Oregon. Earnest Murphy, tenor and Jon Appleton, piano.
Running time and genre:7:58 / Classical.

The Bremen Town Musicians [1971].

Concerto for Piano and Twelve Toy Instruments with Narrator. Based on folk tale with solo pianoforte and various commercial toy instruments. Live recording from Spaulding Auditorium at Dartmouth College, October 31, 1971.
Running time and genre:15:15 / Electronic.

The Dying Christian to his Soul [1965].

Song cycle for tenor and piano based on poem by Alexander Pope, composed in Eugene, OR.
Running time and genre:6:37 / Classical.

The Endless Melody for Clarinet and Synclavier [1986].

Composed Gerald Errante, Clarinet and usually performed live with tape accompaniment produced on Synclavier.
Running time and genre:2:29 / Classical.

The Lament of Kamuela [1981].

A full length musical/dramatic work with an original lyrics and libretto by the composer for choir (SATB), tape, Hawaiian folk singer, Japanese Classical singer, rock group with film and video.
Running time and genre:18:29 / Electronic.

The Snow Queen [1981].

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story with music for Synclavier and narration by the composer.
Running time and genre:18:40 / Electronic.

The Sydsing Camklang [1976].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Composed using the Dartmouth Digital Synthesizer at the Thayer School of Engineering.
Running time and genre:6:47 / Electronic.

The Tale of William Mariner [1980].

Based on an original story with music for Synclavier and narration by the composer. This companion piece to The Snow Queen was performed by the composer in English, French and Swedish. Both works were originally recorded at Philo Records in Vermont.
Running time and genre:23:18 / Electronic.

The sweet dreams of Miss Pamela Beach [1981].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Using Synclavier and 24-track studio at Stiftelsen Elektronmusikstudion Stockholm.
Running time and genre:11:41 / Electronic.

The visitation [1968].

Adapted from 'Scene Unobserved.'
Running time and genre:5:00 / Electronic.

Three Lyrics for Piano [1964].

Performed at the University of Oregon by Gabriel Chodos.
Running time and genre:3:23 / Electronic.

Times Square Times Ten [1969].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Tape piece using source material collected in New York City.
Running time and genre:9:07 / Electronic.

Tres Canciones Cubanos [1991].

Three songs based on Cuban poems by Fernando Retamar, Elesa Diego and Nancy Morejon. First performed in Havana, Cuba.
Running time and genre:7:38 / Classical.

Turkina Sonata for Two Pianos [1998].

Recorded live at the Rachmaninov Hall at the Moscos Conservatory of Music, May 17, 1999, Tatiana Rubina, piano.
Running time and genre:10:56 / Classical.

Turkina Suite for Two Pianos [1995].

Recorded live at the Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatory of Music, March 4, 1997.
Running time and genre:12:36 / Classical.

Untitled [1979].

Live Synclavier piece recorded January 12, 1980.
Running time and genre:10:56 / Electronic.

Variations on a theme by Rachmaninoff [1974].

Uses as source material from recording of one of the Rachmaninov 'Etude Tableau'.
Running time and genre:5:46 / Electronic.

Winesburg, Ohio [1972].

Four movements, each based on a story by Sherwood Anderson 'Hands, ', 'Departure, ' 'Tandy, ' 'Sophistication.' Commissioned by The Philadelphia Composer's Forum, Joel Thome, Director.
Running time and genre:10:50 / Classical.

Wintersun [No date].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio.
Running time and genre:15:19 / Electronic.

Yamanotesen to Ko [1998].

Source material recorded in Tokyo, Japan and by Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi.
Running time and genre:8:33 / Electronic.

Yuri Does America [No date].

Source material from Russian music from internet and voice of Yuri Spitsyn and the composer.
Running time and genre:4:15 / Electronic.

Zoetrope [1974].

First compositions using the Dartmouth Digital Synthesizer composed at the Thayer School of Engineering.
Running time and genre:5:22 / Electronic.

 

Synaeresis [1959].

Reed live performance, May 30, 1959. Text and narration by Philip Johnson.
Running time and genre:7:14 / Electronic.

Study No. 1 [1963].

Composer's first electro-acoustic work composed using primitive equipment in the audio-visual department of the University of Oregon.
Running time and genre:2:09 / Electronic.

Study No. 2 [1964].

Composer's second electro-acoustic work composed using primitive equipment in the audio-visual department of the University of Oregon.
Running time and genre:2:09 / Electronic.

Study No. 2 (Concrete) [1964].

Piano sounds.
Running time and genre:2:17 / Electronic.

Study No. 3 [1964].

Sources from piano sounds. May be identical to 'Primary Experience'.
Running time and genre:1:25 / Electronic.

Three Lyrics for Piano [1964].

Performed at the University of Oregon by Gabriel Chodos.
Running time and genre:3:23 / Electronic.

After 'Nude Descending A Staircase' [1965].

Composed as part of requirements for an M.A. thesis in musical composition at the School of Music at the University of Oregon. Performed by the Houston Symphony on April 20, 1967. Also performed at Columbia University in 1966, composer conducting.
Running time and genre:7:21 / Classical.

Columbia etude no. 1 [1965].

Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center. Tape spliced exercise in the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center.
Running time and genre:1:36 / Electronic.

The Dying Christian to his Soul [1965].

Song cycle for tenor and piano based on poem by Alexander Pope, composed in Eugene, OR.
Running time and genre:6:37 / Classical.

Four Inventions for Two Flutes [1965].


Running time and genre:7:33 / Classical.

Infantasy [1965].

Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center. Tape music techniques using infant voices and produced in the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center.
Running time and genre:2:55 / Electronic.

Primary experience A [1965].

Third electro-acoustic piece composed using primtive tape techniques and recordings of children. Early tape music piece using sounds of children composed at the University of Oregon.
Running time and genre:2:43 / Electronic.

Primary experience B [1965].

Third electro-acoustic piece composed using primtive tape techniques and recordings of children. Early tape music piece using sounds of children composed at the University of Oregon.
Running time and genre:2:36 / Electronic.

Primary experience C [1965].

Third electro-acoustic piece composed using primtive tape techniques and recordings of children. Early tape music piece using sounds of children composed at the University of Oregon.
Running time and genre:2:36 / Electronic.

The American Songs for Tenor and Piano [1966].

Arrangement of voice and piano composition. Composed in Eugene, Oregon. Earnest Murphy, tenor and Jon Appleton, piano.
Running time and genre:7:58 / Classical.

Georganna's fancy [1966].

Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center.
Running time and genre:2:33 / Electronic.

Spuyten Duyvil [1966].

Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center.
Running time and genre:2:57 / Electronic.

Chef's d'oeuvre [1967].

First electronic music composition in the Griffith Electronic Music Studio. The most well-known of all the composer's works.
Running time and genre:2:32 / Electronic.

Nyckelharpen Variations [1968].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Source material from Norwegian 'keyed fiddle' called the Nyckelharpa.
Running time and genre:4:10 / Electronic.

Second scene unobserved [1968].

Same electro-acoustic music as 'Scene Unobserved' but for live performance with single wind, string, percussion, and piano.
Running time and genre:9:42 / Electronic.

The visitation [1968].

Adapted from 'Scene Unobserved.'
Running time and genre:5:00 / Electronic.

Boghosian's piece [1969].

A.K.A. 'Hommage to Orpheus' originally composed to accompany sculpture by Varujan Boghosian.
Running time and genre:3:17 / Electronic.

C.C.C.P.: In Memoriam Anatoly Kuznetsov [1969].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Source material from old Russian recordings and BBC interviews.
Running time and genre:5:12 / Electronic.

A Few Thoughts for the Day [1969].

Collaboration with Tom Scott and Bob Thiele for LP 'Bob Thiele Emergency'. A work for jazz orchestra and electro-acoustic sound and exceprts of political speeches for an LP produced by Bob Thiele for Flying Dutchman Records.
Running time and genre:16:57 / Electronic.

Hommage to G.R.M. [1969].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. The composer's only work using exclusively sounds from a Moog III synthesizer. GRM refers to the Groupe de Recherches Musicale in Paris, France.
Running time and genre:4:11 / Electronic.

Patience - Version 2 [1969].

An original pop song. Lyrics by the composer, also composer's voice.
Running time and genre:2:12 / Electronic.

Patience - Version 1 [1969].

An original pop song. Lyrics by the composer, also composer's voice.
Running time and genre:2:33 / Electronic.

Scene Unobserved [1969].

A black and white film by Jon Appleton, Wayne Wadhams, Pierre Payne, John Mellquist (poetry) made to the music.
Running time and genre:9:41 / Electronic.

Times Square Times Ten [1969].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Tape piece using source material collected in New York City.
Running time and genre:9:07 / Electronic.

Apolliana [1970].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Source material from Moog synthesizer, voices of moon landing, toy astronauts and Richard Nixon.
Running time and genre:5:24 / Electronic.

Human Music 1 [1970].

Collaboration with Don Cherry, 6 tracks from 2006 re-release of 1970 LP.
Running time and genre:13:13 / Electronic.

Human Music 2 [1970].

Collaboration with Don Cherry, 6 tracks from 2006 re-release of 1970 LP.
Running time and genre:7:31 / Electronic.

Human Music 3 [1970].

Collaboration with Don Cherry, 6 tracks from 2006 re-release of 1970 LP.
Running time and genre:10:57 / Electronic.

Human Music 4 [1970].

Collaboration with Don Cherry, 6 tracks from 2006 re-release of 1970 LP.
Running time and genre:9:44 / Electronic.

Human Music 5 [1970].

Collaboration with Don Cherry, 6 tracks from 2006 re-release of 1970 LP.
Running time and genre:2:12 / Electronic.

Human Music 6 [1970].

Collaboration with Don Cherry, 6 tracks from 2006 re-release of 1970 LP.
Running time and genre:2:35 / Electronic.

Kungsgatan 8 [1970].

The first computer music composition produced at Elektronmusikstudion Stockholm then located on Kungsgatan 8.
Running time and genre:4:14 / Electronic.

Quiet Piece [1970].

An adaptation of Burdock Birds.
Running time and genre:5:36 / Electronic.

The Bremen Town Musicians [1971].

Concerto for Piano and Twelve Toy Instruments with Narrator. Based on folk tale with solo pianoforte and various commercial toy instruments. Live recording from Spaulding Auditorium at Dartmouth College, October 31, 1971.
Running time and genre:15:15 / Electronic.

Double Structure (with Christian Wolff) [1971].

Live recording from Spaulding Auditorium at Dartmouth College, October 31 1971. A pre-cut wooden structure is assembled on stage with moving electronics by the two composers.
Running time and genre:19:44 / Electronic.

Dr. Quisling in Stockholm [1971].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. A political piece in protest of the conditions for composers working at Elektronimusikstudion Stockholm and commissioned by the Swedish Radio.
Running time and genre:12:48 / Electronic.

Nevsehir [1971].

Source material collected in Turkey.
Running time and genre:6:29 / Electronic.

Pilobolus [1971].

Score for a dance by Pilobolus.
Running time and genre:11:27 / Electronic.

'Ofa atu Tonga [1972].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Work using real and fabricated source material from the Kingdom of Tonga.
Running time and genre:7:36 / Electronic.

Stereopticon [1972].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Composed using the Synthi 100 synthesizer on loan from EMS London. Awarded a prize by the Groupe de Musique Experimentale de Bourges.
Running time and genre:8:17 / Electronic.

Winesburg, Ohio [1972].

Four movements, each based on a story by Sherwood Anderson 'Hands, ', 'Departure, ' 'Tandy, ' 'Sophistication.' Commissioned by The Philadelphia Composer's Forum, Joel Thome, Director.
Running time and genre:10:50 / Classical.

Ballad of the Soldier [1973].

Based on Brecht poem in English, Commissioned by the Dartmouth College Glee Club, Paul Zeller, conductor.
Running time and genre:5:15 / Classical.

Sones de san Blas [1973].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Source material collected in Mexico with the voice of Marysa Navarro.
Running time and genre:6:36 / Electronic.

C.C.C.P.: In Memoriam Anatoly Kuznetsov [1974].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Source material from old Russian recordings and BBC interviews.
Running time and genre:5:12 / Electronic.

Little Red Riding Hood (Rodluvan) [1974].

Source material from Buchla synthesizer and the voice of Axel Bodin. Composed in the Fylkingen Electronic Music Studio.
Running time and genre:7:03 / Electronic.

'Otahiti [1974].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. A political piece in protest against French nuclear testing in the Pacific. Source material from French Polynesia and voices recorded in France. Commissioned by the Group de Musique Experimentale de Bourges.
Running time and genre:9:12 / Electronic.

Rodluvan (Little Red Riding Hood) [1974].

Source material from Buchla synthesizer and the voice of Axel Bodin. Composed in the Fylkingen Electronic Music Studio.
Running time and genre:7:08 / Electronic.

Variations on a theme by Rachmaninoff [1974].

Uses as source material from recording of one of the Rachmaninov 'Etude Tableau'.
Running time and genre:5:46 / Electronic.

Zoetrope [1974].

First compositions using the Dartmouth Digital Synthesizer composed at the Thayer School of Engineering.
Running time and genre:5:22 / Electronic.

Burdock birds [1976].

Musique concrete using synthezied and real birds sounds for outdoor performance and composed for the Burdock Festival organized by Christian Wolff at the Ray Nash farm in Royalton, Vermont.
Running time and genre:6:04 / Electronic.

Georgannas farewell [1976].

Uses tape technique and early digital sound sources.
Running time and genre:6:27 / Electronic.

Mussems Sång [1976].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Source material from EMS synthesizer in Stockholm, Sweden and artificial voice created on Johann Sundberg's voice synthesizer called 'Musse'.
Running time and genre:7:49 / Electronic.

String Quartet [1976].

Commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts for the Concord String Quartet. One movement based on the raga Gujari Todi.
Running time and genre:11:17 / Classical.

The Sydsing Camklang [1976].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Composed using the Dartmouth Digital Synthesizer at the Thayer School of Engineering.
Running time and genre:6:47 / Electronic.

In Deserto [1977].

Multi-track recording using material from the Dartmouth Digital Synthesizer.
Running time and genre:10:02 / Electronic.

Music for Ciona [1977].

Score for a dance by Pilobolus; also on PBS 'Dance in America'.
Running time and genre:7:09 / Electronic.

Syntrophia [1977].

Composed using the Dartmouth Digital Synthesizer at the Thayer School of Engineering.
Running time and genre:10:33 / Electronic.

Sonaria for Synclavier Alone [1978].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio.
Running time and genre:14:41 / Electronic.

Sonaria for Choir and Synclavier [1978].

Performed live at the 1978 Dartmouth College Glee Club's Winter Carnival Concert, Spaulding Auditorium, Paul Zeller, director.
Running time and genre:13:06 / Classical.

Subject to Fits - Myshkin (without voice) [1978].

A score for a play produced in Hopkins Center directed by Rod Alexander. (soundtrack, 6 separate pieces).
Running time and genre:1:32 / Electronic.

Subject to Fits - Myshkin and Chorus (with voice) [1978].

A score for a play produced in Hopkins Center directed by Rod Alexander. (soundtrack, 6 separate pieces).
Running time and genre:1:49 / Electronic.

Subject to Fits - Myshkin and Chorus (without voice) [1978].

A score for a play produced in Hopkins Center directed by Rod Alexander. (soundtrack, 6 separate pieces).
Running time and genre:1:50 / Electronic.

Subject to Fits - Natasha's Song [1978].

A score for a play produced in Hopkins Center directed by Rod Alexander. (soundtrack, 6 separate pieces).
Running time and genre:1:22 / Electronic.

Subject to Fits - Opera [1978].

A score for a play produced in Hopkins Center directed by Rod Alexander. (soundtrack, 6 separate pieces).
Running time and genre:3:32 / Electronic.

Subject to Fits - Aglaya [1978].

A score for a play produced in Hopkins Center directed by Rod Alexander. (soundtrack, 6 separate pieces).
Running time and genre:1:51 / Electronic.

Nukuoro [1979].

Live Synclavier recorded January 12, 1980.
Running time and genre:12:16 / Electronic.

Untitled [1979].

Live Synclavier piece recorded January 12, 1980.
Running time and genre:10:56 / Electronic.

Kapingamarangi [1980].

Live Synclavier recorded January 12, 1980.
Running time and genre:11:13 / Electronic.

Prelude [1980].

Live Synclavier piece recorded January 12, 1980.
Running time and genre:11:46 / Electronic.

The Tale of William Mariner [1980].

Based on an original story with music for Synclavier and narration by the composer. This companion piece to The Snow Queen was performed by the composer in English, French and Swedish. Both works were originally recorded at Philo Records in Vermont.
Running time and genre:23:18 / Electronic.

The Lament of Kamuela [1981].

A full length musical/dramatic work with an original lyrics and libretto by the composer for choir (SATB), tape, Hawaiian folk singer, Japanese Classical singer, rock group with film and video.
Running time and genre:18:29 / Electronic.

The Snow Queen [1981].

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story with music for Synclavier and narration by the composer.
Running time and genre:18:40 / Electronic.

The sweet dreams of Miss Pamela Beach [1981].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Using Synclavier and 24-track studio at Stiftelsen Elektronmusikstudion Stockholm.
Running time and genre:11:41 / Electronic.

Boum sha boom [1983].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio. Source material 1950s American pop music with voices of Colette Gaudin and the composer.
Running time and genre:5:43 / Electronic.

Kamuela (Return to Waimea) [1983].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio, Source material is choral selections from the composer's opera 'The Lament of Kamuela.' Choir conducted by Melinda O'Neal.
Running time and genre:7:54 / Electronic.

Duo for Oscar for Synclavier and Piano [1985].

Synclavier Concert, Lionel Hampton School of Music, University of Idaho, March 18, 1986. For one performer who plays alternately and together on both keyboard instruments.
Running time and genre:11:56 / Classical.

Oskuldens Dröm [1985].

Uses EMS synthesizer in Stockholm with software by Michael Hinton. Commissioned by the Swedish Society of Virgins, the title translates 'The Dreams of the Virgins.'
Running time and genre:8:29 / Electronic.

Soviet-American Dances [1985].

Performed at McGill University, Montreal, March 19, 1985.
Running time and genre:10:45 / Classical.

Bombay [1986].

Synclavier Concert, Lionel Hampton School of Music, University of Idaho, March 18, 1986.
Running time and genre:6:43 / Electronic.

Brush Canyon [1986].

An important solo Synclavier work using both electronic and sampled sounds. Synclavier Concert, Lionel Hampton School of Music, University of Idaho, March 18, 1986.
Running time and genre:12:45 / Electronic.

Degitaru Ongaku [1986].

Synclavier Concert, Lionel Hampton School of Music, University of Idaho, March 18, 1986.
Running time and genre:14:24 / Electronic.

The Endless Melody for Clarinet and Synclavier [1986].

Composed Gerald Errante, Clarinet and usually performed live with tape accompaniment produced on Synclavier.
Running time and genre:2:29 / Classical.

Sashasonjon [1986].

Synclavier Concert, Lionel Hampton School of Music, University of Idaho, March 18, 1986. Solo synclavier piece using only FM sounds composed in memory of the the composer's step-father Alexander 'Sasha' Walden.
Running time and genre:10:17 / Electronic.

A Swedish Love Song for Voice and Synclavier [1986].

Synclavier Concert, Lionel Hampton School of Music, University of Idaho, March 18, 1986.
Running time and genre:8:02 / Classical.

Eros Ex Machina [1987].


Running time and genre:5:39 / Electronic.

Homenage a Milanes [1987].

Sources recorded in Havana, Cuba, recordings of Pablo Milanes, voices Marysa Navarro and Perico Irizoqui using most advanced Synclavier.
Running time and genre:5:31 / Electronic.

Correspondences amoreuse des Isle Marquises [1988].

Source material for 'Ce Que Signifie' consisting of recordings made in Nuku Hiva in the Marqueses Islands.
Running time and genre:6:35 / Electronic.

Ce que signifie la declaration des droits de lhomme et du citoyen [1989].

Commissioned by the Groupe de Musique Experimentale de Bourges for anniversary of French Constitution. Voice: Colette Gaudin.
Running time and genre:10:10 / Electronic.

Lullaby for Molly [1991].

Same as 8th movement of Julia Suite for piano. a.k.a 'A Summer's Lullaby' and sometimes performed on solo piano. Later adapted as he eighth movement of the piano suite 'Julia'.
Running time and genre:8:12 / Classical.

Tres Canciones Cubanos [1991].

Three songs based on Cuban poems by Fernando Retamar, Elesa Diego and Nancy Morejon. First performed in Havana, Cuba.
Running time and genre:7:38 / Classical.

Duobatoni [1992].


Running time and genre:2:55 / Electronic.

Hopi, La naissance du desert [1992].

For a choir of 3000 chidren both versions commssioned by the Conseil General des Alpes Maritimes for the Rencontres de Chorales d'enfants in Nice, France.
Running time and genre:9:39 / Classical.

Pacific Rimbombo [1994].

A solo work for an computer music instrument invented by Max V. Mathews.
Running time and genre:5:53 / Electronic.

Turkina Suite for Two Pianos [1995].

Recorded live at the Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatory of Music, March 4, 1997.
Running time and genre:12:36 / Classical.

Nihon No Omide : Six Bagatelles for Solo Violin. [1996].


Running time and genre:9:55 / Classical.

Turkina Sonata for Two Pianos [1998].

Recorded live at the Rachmaninov Hall at the Moscos Conservatory of Music, May 17, 1999, Tatiana Rubina, piano.
Running time and genre:10:56 / Classical.

Yamanotesen to Ko [1998].

Source material recorded in Tokyo, Japan and by Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi.
Running time and genre:8:33 / Electronic.

JJ Pop [2000].

Uses as source material songs of Jon Appleton's son JJ Appleton, a singer-songwriter in NYC.
Running time and genre:5:33 / Electronic.

Marco Polo Revisited [2000].

Recorded in Spaulding Auditorium, Dartmouth College, at the Festival of New Musics, May 2, 2000.
Running time and genre:7:19 / Electronic.

Julia Suite 1 [2001].

Suite of Nine Pieces for Solo Piano.
Running time and genre:2:28 / Classical.

Julia Suite 2 [2001].

Suite of Nine Pieces for Solo Piano.
Running time and genre:1:03 / Classical.

Julia Suite 3 [2001].

Suite of Nine Pieces for Solo Piano.
Running time and genre:4:39 / Classical.

Julia Suite 4 [2001].

Suite of Nine Pieces for Solo Piano.
Running time and genre:2:19 / Classical.

Julia Suite 5 [2001].

Suite of Nine Pieces for Solo Piano.
Running time and genre:2:13 / Classical.

Julia Suite 6 [2001].

Suite of Nine Pieces for Solo Piano.
Running time and genre:3:03 / Classical.

Julia Suite 7 [2001].

Suite of Nine Pieces for Solo Piano.
Running time and genre:2:57 / Classical.

Julia Suite 8 [2001].

Suite of Nine Pieces for Solo Piano.
Running time and genre:8:12 / Classical.

Julia Suite 9 [2001].

Suite of Nine Pieces for Solo Piano.
Running time and genre:2:52 / Classical.

Quiff [2001].


Running time and genre:6:11 / Electronic.

Sheremetyevo Airport Rock [2002].

Uses source material from Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport and from interviews on Stary Arbat in Moscow and two professional actresses. Includes modified music of Glazinov and Kathaturian.
Running time and genre:5:21 / Electronic.

Narita Airport Rock [2003].

Source material recorded in Tokyo, Japan.
Running time and genre:7:00 / Electronic.

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano [2004].

Four movement chamber work commissioned by Alexander Zagorinsky.
Running time and genre:17:09 / Classical.

Ilya Andrevich Smirnov [2005].

A chamber work in one movement, A.K.A. 'Lydia' composed for thereminist Lydia Kavina in Moscow, Russia.
Running time and genre:4:34 / Classical.

Struggling To Be Heard. Reading of autobiography by Jon Appleton. [2005].

Text can be found at http://eamusic.dartmouth.edu/~appleton/bio/incompletebiography.html.
Running time and genre:41:40 / Speech.

Le Dernier Voyage de Jean-Francois Galaup de la Perouse [2006].

An opera for narrator, children's choir, and orchestra based on the diaries of French explorer Jean-Galup de la Perouse.
Running time and genre:1:14:57 / Classical.

Piano Sonata No. 2 [2007].

Performed by Gabriel Chodos.
Running time and genre:5:18 / Classical.

Filhos da Nana [No date].

The first of several songs for children in Brazilian orphanages sung by those children and Marlui Miranda.
Running time and genre:4:09 / Electronic.

Ghost Sonata [No date].

Composed originally as incidental music to the play of the same name.
Running time and genre:11:43 / Electronic.

Gujari Todi [No date].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio.
Running time and genre:11:54 / Electronic.

Hay Fever [No date].

Composer dances in a field on Jericho Street in Hartford, Vermont to music composed after filming by Carlos Pienado.
Running time and genre:9:30 / Electronic.

Petite Suite for Solo Violoncello [No date].

Six movement work commissioned by Alexander Zagorinsky in Moscow, Russia.
Running time and genre:10:03 / Classical.

Wintersun [No date].

Bregman Electronic Music Studio.
Running time and genre:15:19 / Electronic.

Yuri Does America [No date].

Source material from Russian music from internet and voice of Yuri Spitsyn and the composer.
Running time and genre:4:15 / Electronic.



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