M u s i c

Read program notes, listen to recordings, and request scores for works by Ryan Suleiman by clicking "more info" next to each piece.

​Chamber Works:

  • Thought Bubbles (2018) more info

    • string quartet

  • decketh joy, water destroy (2018) more info

    • soprano, flute, clarinet, harp, percussion, cello, double bass

    • text: "Water" by Ralph Waldo Emerson 

  • Night Walk (2018) more info

    • flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, percussion, piano

  • Three Solar Essences (2017) more info

    • flute, clarinet, bass trombone, violin, double bass, percussion, piano

  • Heartstrings (2016) more info

    • violin, viola, cello, piano (music for dance)

  • Transfiguration (2016) more info

    • violin, cello, piano

 

  • Mists and Sparks (2015) more info

    • clarinet, violin, percussion

 

  • Saltscape (2015) more info

    • flute, Bb clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion

 

  • Up Close and from a Distance (2014) more info

    • flute, Bb clarinet, violin, viola, cello

 

  • Acqua e Luce ​(2012) more info

    • string quartet

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  • Quintet - Men in the Sun (2010) more info

    • flute, clarinet, viola (or violin), cello, vibrapone/tambourine

Piano Works:

   

  • Five Poems from Bodega Bay (2008)

  • Moods of the Sea (2006)

Orchestra & Symphonic Band:

  • Skies of Smoke (2019) more info

    • orchestra

  • Reflections (2015) more info

    • symphonic wind ensemble

 

  • The Red Velvet Violin Suite (2015) more info

    • orchestra

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  • The Red Velvet Violin (2014) more info

    • orchestra, narrator, & puppets

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  • Anachronistic Visions​ (2013) more info

    • small orchestra

  • Apparition​ (2013) more info

    • string orchestra

  • Illusion (2009 / 2012) more info

    • concert band

 

 

Solos and Duos:

  • Für Arvo (2017) more info

    • clarinet & piano

  • Two Pieces in Variable Order (2018) more info

    • solo percussion

 

  • Three Pieces for String Can Koto (2014) more info

 

  • Drought (2014) more info

    • marimba & bass trombone

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  • The Floating Island ​​(2014) more info

    • euphonium & piano

    • trombone & piano

    • solo piano (The Floating Island II)

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  • Brief Meditation (2013) more info

    • mixed percussion duo

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  • Evening (2008) more info

    • solo flute​​​​

 
 
 
 

Vocal Music:​

 

  • Moon, Bride, Dogs (2019) more info

    • chamber opera for soprano, tenor, baritone, and piano quartet or quintet

    • in collaboration with Cristina Fríes (story/libretto) and the North American New Opera (NANOworks) production team

  • Bones of Girls (2019) more info

    • opera for soprano, tenor, baritone, and pianist

    • in collaboration with Cristina Fríes (story/libretto) and Omari Tau and Rogue Music Project.

  • decketh joy, water destroy (2018) more info

    • soprano, flute, clarinet, harp, percussion, cello, double bass

    • text: "Water" by Ralph Waldo Emerson 

  • Moon, Bride, Dogs: an opera-song (2018) more info

    • a tiny, unstaged opera for soprano, tenor, and piano

      • version for piano quartet and singers is in progress​, 2019

    • story/libretto by Cristina Fries

  • "Shine, Perishing Republic" (2017) more info

    • flute, Bb clarinet, and narrator (text by Robinson Jeffers)

 

 

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