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Selected List of Works
Ross Bauer


Dusk (2002) for large orchestra. Movement II of a larger work commissioned by the California Youth Symphony, Leo Eylar, music director. Score.

Halcyon Birds (1993) for Chamber Orchestra. Commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation and the Rohnert Park Symphony. Score.

Neon (1988) for orchestra. Commissioned by Stanford University. Score.

Sospeso (1987) for string orchestra. Commissioned by the Stanford Chamber Orchestra. Score.



Baton (2012) for solo flute, solo bass clarinet, solo violin, solo cello and orchestra. Written for the UC Davis Symphony, Christian Baldini, music director. Score.

Thin Ice (2006) a chamber concerto for cello and fourteen players. Commissioned by Sequitur for cellist Greg Hesselink. Score.

Fast and Loose (2001) a chamber concerto for flute (alto flute, piccolo) and eight players commissioned by the Fromm Foundation for the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. Score.

This, That, and the Other (2001) for soprano saxophone solo, eight winds, and percussion. Commissioned by the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors.

Icons (1997) for solo bassoon and orchestra. Commissioned by the Berkeley Symphony, Kent Nagano, music director. Score.

Romanza (1996) for solo violin and orchestra. Commissioned by the Santa Cruz County Symphony for Terrie Baune. Score.

Piano Concerto (1990) Commissioned by Wellesley College for Lois Shapiro. Composed under a grant from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Score.



The Waters Wrecked The Sky (2011) for soprano and piano (five settings of poems by Emily Dickinson). Commissioned by Sarah Pelletier and Lois Shapiro. Score.

Eskimo Songs (1996) for mezzo-soprano, flute, cello, and piano. Commissioned by Voices of the Forest. Score.

Ritual Fragments (1995) (Native American texts) for soprano and six players. Commissioned by the Fromm Foundation for Susan Narucki and the San Francsico Contemporary Music Players. Score.

Oda al Olor de la Lena (1991) for baritone voice, alto flute, cello, and percussion (text by Pablo Neruda). Commissioned by Paul Hillier for the first Theatre of Voices Festival, UC Davis. Score.

Four Honig Songs (1989) for soprano and piano (texts by Edwin Honig). Commissioned by Susan Narucki. Score.



Rhyme or Reason (2013) for saxophone quartet. Score.

Both Sides (2012) for flute/alto flute, string quartet, bass. Commissioned by Mondavi Center Presents for the St. Louis Symphony Chamber Players. Score.

Echometry (2012) for percussion quartet. Commissioned by Talujon. Score.

Heartstrings (2012) for flute, violin, viola, cello. Commissioned by Meitar Ensemble. Score.

Split Infinitives (2010) for two pianos. Commissioned by New Music@ECU for Keiko and Yukiko Sekino. Score.

Pas de Deux (2009) for viola and cello. Commissioned by Tanwya Popoff and Caroline Stinson. Score.

Symbiosis (2009) for clarinet / bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello. Score.

Bust a Flame (2009) for tenor saxophone, electric guitar, piano and percussion. Commissioned by Flexible MusicScore.

Leda (2008) for piano trio. Commissioned by the Triple Helix Trio for their Mozart Project. Score.

Implicit Memory (2007) for six players. Commissioned by the Barlow Foundation for the New York New Music Ensemble. Score.

Tathata (2007) for string trio. Written for the Athabasca String Trio. Score.

The Near Beyond (2005) for clarinet, violin, viola, and cello. Commissioned by Empyrean Ensemble for Peter Josheff and dedicated to the memory of Lois Jones. Score.

Piano Quartet (2004) for violin, viola, cello, and piano. Commissioned by the State University of New York at Stony Brook for the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players. Score.

Flying Time (2002) for two marimbas. Commissioned by Stephen Paysen and Dominic Donato. Score.

This, That, and the Other (2001) (arrangement) for soprano saxophone solo, piano, bass, and percussion.

String Quartet No. 3 (2000) Commissioned by Stanford Lively Arts for the Alexander Quartet. Score.

Little Trio (2000) for flute, clarinet, and bassoon. Score.

Tribute (2000) for cello and piano. Written for Fred Sherry and Gilbert Kalish. Score.

Quiescence (2000) for clarinet and harp. Written for Diane Maltester and Wendy Tamis. Score.

Pulse (1999) for clarinet, viola, and piano. Commissioned by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble. Score.

Motion (1998) for piano trio. Commissioned by the Triple Helix Trio. Score.

Stone Soup (1995) for five players. Commissioned by the New York New Music Ensemble. Score.

Octet (1994) for clarinet, bassoon, horn, string quartet, and bass. Score.

Aplomb (1993) for violin and piano. Commissioned by the Kobialka Duo. Score.

Tributaries (1992) for cello, percussion, and piano. Commissioned by the Aequalis Ensemble. Score.

Anaphora (1991) for solo flute, violin, viola, cello, and piano. Commissioned by the Earplay Ensemble. Score.

Chin Music (1989) for viola and piano. Commissioned by Bernard and Naomi Zaslav. Score.

Fast Gar Nichts… (1988) for string trio.

Chimera (1987) for nine players. Commissioned by Alea III.Score.

String Quartet No. 2(1987) Composed under a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Evanescent Heterophony (1986) for cello and piano. Commissioned by Beth Pearson. Score.

Deja Vu (1986) for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. Composed for Griffin Music Ensemble.Score.

Along the Way (1985) for ten players. Score.

Hang Time (1984) for clarinet, violin, and piano. Commissioned by Beth Wiemann. Score.


Dirge-Elegy (2007) for solo piano. Written for Lois Shapiro and dedicated to the memory of Arlene Zallman. Score.

Mango (2004) for solo piano. Commissioned by Amy Dissanayake for her Tango Project. Score.

Nimbus (2000) for solo flute. Written at the request of Perspectives of New Music in honor of Martin Boykan’s 70th birthday. Score.

Etudes (1999) for solo violin. Score.

Highly Rubbery (1998) for solo bass clarinet. Written for Peter Josheff. Score.

Birthday Bagatelles (1993) for piano. Score.

Tonarten (1982) for solo piano. Composed for Christopher Kies. Score.


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