John Adams (American minimalist composer)

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studied at: Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States (1965 – 1972)
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Appearances

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
arranger
1995 La mufa (for violin and orchestra, Adams)
1996 Todo Buenos Aires (for violin and orchestra, Adams)
Five Songs
Five Songs: At the River (for orchestra, arr. Adams)
Five Songs: Cradle Song (for orchestra, arr. Adams)
Five Songs: Down East (for orchestra, arr. Adams)
Five Songs: Serenity (for orchestra, arr. Adams)
Five Songs: Thoreau (for orchestra, arr. Adams)
composer
1973 American Standard
1973 American Standard: Christian Zeal and Activity
1973 American Standard: John Philip Sousa
1973 American Standard: Sentimentals
1977 China Gates
1977 Phrygian Gates
1978 Shaker Loops (revised "string orchestra" version)
1978 Shaker Loops (original modular version)
1979 Common Tones in Simple Time
1980 Harmonium
1980 – 1981 Harmonium: I. Negative Love
1980 – 1981 Harmonium: II. Because I Could Not Stop for Death
1980 – 1981 Harmonium: III. Wild Nights
1982 Grand Pianola Music
1982 Grand Pianola Music, "On the Dominant Divide": III.
1982 Grand Pianola Music: I. / II.
1983 Light Over Water: Part I
1983 Light Over Water: Part II
1983 Light Over Water: Part III
1983 Light Over Water: The Genesis of a Music
1984 – 1985 Harmonielehre
1984 – 1985 Harmonielehre: Part I
1984 – 1985 Harmonielehre: Part II. The Anfortas Wound
1984 – 1985 Harmonielehre: Part III. Meister Eckhardt and Quackie
1985 The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra
1985 Tromba lontana
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene I. "Soldiers of heaven hold the sky" (Chorus)
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene I. Beginning
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene II. "News has a kind of mystery:" (Nixon, Chou En-lai, Kissinger)
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene II. "The people are the heroes now" (Chorus)
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene II. "Your flight was smooth, I hope?" (Chou En-lai, Nixon)
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene II. Landing of the Spirit of '76
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene III: Cheers! (Chorus, Nixon, Chou, Pat, Kissinger)
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene III. "Ladies and Gentlemen, Comrades and Friends," (Chou En-lai)
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene III. "Mr. Premier, distinguished guests," (Nixon)
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene I. "This is prophetic!" (Pat Nixon)
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene II. "I am the wife of Mao Tse-tung" (Chiang Ch'ing)
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene II. "Oh what a day / I thought I'd die!" (Kissinger (as Lao Szu), Chorus (as Wu Ching-hua))
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene II. "Whip her to death!" (Kissinger (as Lao Szu), Pat Nixon, Nixon)
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene II. Opening (Chorus)
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act III. "After that - / The sweat / Had soaked my uniform" (Nixon, Pat Nixon, Mao, Chou En-lai)
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act III. "I am Old and I Cannot Sleep" (Chou En-lai)
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act III. "I Can Keep Still," (Chiang Ch'ing)
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act III. "I have no offspring." (Chou En-lai, Mao, Chiang Ch'ing)
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act III. "Let Us Examine What You Did." (Mao, Chiang Ch'ing, Chou En-lai)
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act III. "Peking Watches the Stars," (Chiang Ch'ing, Mao)
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act III. "When I Woke Up" (Nixon, Pat Nixon)
1985 – 1987 Nixon in China: Act III. "You Won at Poker." (Pat Nixon, Nixon)
1986 Short Ride in a Fast Machine (for concert band, Odom)
1986 Short Ride in a Fast Machine
1988 Fearful Symmetries
1988 The Wound-Dresser
1989 Eros Piano
1991 El Dorado
1991 El Dorado, Part I: A Dream of Gold
1991 El Dorado, Part II: Soledades
1992 Chamber Symphony
1992 Chamber Symphony: I. Mongrel Airs
1992 Chamber Symphony: II. Aria with Walking Bass
1992 Chamber Symphony: III. Roadrunner
1993 Violin Concerto
1993 Violin Concerto: I. ♩ = 78
1993 Violin Concerto: II. Chaconne: Body Through Which the Dream Flows
1993 Violin Concerto: III. Toccare
1994 John's Book of Alleged Dances
1994 John's Book of Alleged Dances: Alligator Escalator
1994 John's Book of Alleged Dances: Dogjam
1994 John's Book of Alleged Dances: Habanera
1994 John's Book of Alleged Dances: Hammer & Chisel
1994 John's Book of Alleged Dances: Judah to Ocean
1994 John's Book of Alleged Dances: Judah to Ocean (reprise)
1994 John's Book of Alleged Dances: Pavane: She's So Fine
1994 John's Book of Alleged Dances: Rag the Bone
1994 John's Book of Alleged Dances: Standchen: The Little Serenade
1994 John's Book of Alleged Dances: Stubble Crochet
1994 John's Book of Alleged Dances: Toot Nipple
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act I
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act I: A Sermon on Romance
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act I: Consuelo's Dream
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act I: Donde Estas?
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act I: I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act I: Leila's Solo: Alone (Again or at Last)
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act I: Leila's Song of the Wise Young Women
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act I: Mike's Song About Arresting a Particular Individual
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act I: Rick's Cross-Examination of Tiffany and Mike
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act I: Solo in Sunlight
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act I: Song About Law School as the Natural Follow-Up to Jail
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act I: Song About the Bad Boys and the News
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act I: Song About the on Site Altercation
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act I: Song About the Sweet Majority Population of the World
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act I: Tiffany's Solo
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act I: Your Honor My Client, He's a Young Black Man
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act II
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act II: Crushed by the Rock I Been Standing On
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act II: Dewain's Song of Liberation and Surprise
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act II: Duet in the Middle of Terrible Duress
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act II: Duet: Three Weeks and Still I'm Outta My Mind
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act II: Earthquake Music
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act II: Earthquake Sounds
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act II: Este país / This Country
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act II: Finale
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Act II: One Last Look at the Angel in Your Eyes
1995 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: Earthquake
1995 Lollapalooza
1995 Road Movies
1995 Road Movies: I. Relaxed Groove
1995 Road Movies: II. Meditative
1995 Road Movies: III. 40% Swing
1995 Slonimsky's Earbox
1996 Century Rolls
1996 Gnarly Buttons
1996 Gnarly Buttons: I. The Perilous Shore
1996 Gnarly Buttons: II. Hoe-down (Mad Cow)
1996 Gnarly Buttons: III. Put Your Loving Arms Around Me
1996 Hallelujah Junction (for 2 pianos)
1996 Hallelujah Junction: I.
1996 Hallelujah Junction: II.
1996 Hallelujah Junction: III.
1996 Scratchband
1997 – 1998 Naive and Sentimental Music
1997 – 1998 Naive and Sentimental Music: I. Naive and Sentimental Music
1997 – 1998 Naive and Sentimental Music: II. Mother of the Man
1997 – 1998 Naive and Sentimental Music: III. Chain to the Rhythm
2001 American Berserk
2001 Guide to Strange Places
2002 On the Transmigration of Souls
2003 My Father Knew Charles Ives
2003 The Dharma at Big Sur
2003 The Dharma at Big Sur: I. A New Day
2003 The Dharma at Big Sur: II. Sri Moonshine
2004 – 2005 Doctor Atomic
2004 – 2005 Doctor Atomic: "Am I in Your Light?"
2007 Doctor Atomic Symphony (revised version, 3 movements)
2007 Doctor Atomic Symphony: I. The Laboratory
2007 Doctor Atomic Symphony: II. Panic. Agitato - Same tempo - New tempo -
2007 Doctor Atomic Symphony: III. Trinity. Animato - Solennemente - Animato -
2007 Fellow Traveller
2007 Son of Chamber Symphony
2007 Son of Chamber Symphony: I.
2007 Son of Chamber Symphony: II.
2007 Son of Chamber Symphony: III.
2008 String Quartet
2008 String Quartet: I. Quietly animated; slow; scherzando; slow
2008 String Quartet: II. New tempo: brisk quarters
2009 City Noir
2009 City Noir: I. The City and its Double
2009 City Noir: II. The Song is for You
2009 City Noir: III. Boulevard Night
2012 Absolute Jest
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary (opera-oratorio)
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I, Scene I. "Now a certain woman named Martha welcomed him Into her house"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I, Scene I. "The next day in the city jail we were searched for drugs"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I, Scene II. "And she had a sister named mary"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I, Scene II. "I am surprised that I am beginning to pray daily"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I, Scene II. Chorus "En un día de amor"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I, Scene III. "Don't touch my left arm!"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I, Scene III. "In my own quietly explosive here"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I, Scene III. "Jesus said, take ye away the stone"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I, Scene III. "Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I, Scene III. "When Mary was come where Jesus was"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I, Scene III. "Why standest thou afar off, lord?"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I, Scene III. Chorus "Drop down, ye heavens"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I, Scene III. Lazarus Dies
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I, Scene III. Lazarus Rises From the Dead
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I, Scene IV. "For the grave cannot praise thee"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I, Scene IV. Mary Washes the Feet of Jesus
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I, Scene IV. Supper at Bethany
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I, Scene V. "And there were some who had indignation within themselves"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I, Scene V. "Tell me: how is this night different from all other night?"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act I, Scene V. "We know there will be no utopias"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act II
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act II, Scene I. Arrest of Jesus
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act II, Scene I. Chorus "Who rips his flesh down the seams"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act II, Scene II. "The said defendants, on or about August 2nd"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act II, Scene II. "Up at two A.M., picketed all day"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act II, Scene II. Arrest of the Women
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act II, Scene II. Prayer of the Mexican Women
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act II, Scene III. "Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act II, Scene III. "Now there stood at the cross of Jesus"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act II, Scene III. "When Jesus saw his mother"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act II, Scene III. Golgotha
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act II, Scene IV. "His son cried out to him"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act II, Scene IV. Night
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act II, Scene V. Chorus "It is spring"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act II, Scene V. Mary Awakes at Dawn
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act II, Scene V. The Sepulchre; Mary's Awakening
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act II, Scene VI. "Why seek ye the living among the dead?"
2012 The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Act II, Scene VI. Earthquake and Recognition
2013 Saxophone Concerto
2013 Saxophone Concerto: I. Animato; tranquillo, suave
2013 Saxophone Concerto: II. Molto vivo (a hard driving pulse)
2014 – 2015 Scheherazade.2
Departure
Doomsday
Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance
Nixon in China: Act I
Nixon in China: Act I, Scene II: Beginning - I Can't Talk Very Well. My Throat… (Mao, Nixon, Chou, Kissinger, 3 Secretaries)
Nixon in China: Act I, Scene II: Founders Come First, Then Profiteers (Mao, 3 Secretaries, Nixon, Chou, Kissinger)
Nixon in China: Act I, Scene II: Like the Ming Tombs (Nixon, 3 Secretaries, Mao, Chou)
Nixon in China: Act I, Scene II: We No Longer Need Confucius (Mao, 3 Secretaries)
Nixon in China: Act I, Scene II: You Know We'll Meet With Your Confrere, the Democratic Candidate (Mao, Nixon, Kissinger)
Nixon in China: Act I, Scene II: You've Said That There's a Certain Well-Known Tree (Chou, Nixon, Mao, Kissinger, 3 Secretaries)
Nixon in China: Act I, Scene III: Beginning - The Night Is Young (Nixon, Pat, Chou, Kissinger, Chorus)
Nixon in China: Act II
Nixon in China: Act II Scene 1: Look Down at the Earth (Chorus, Pat)
Nixon in China: Act II, Scene 1: At Last the Weather's Warming Up (Pat)
Nixon in China: Act II, Scene 1: Beginning - I Don't Daydream and Don't Look Back (Pat)
Nixon in China: Act II, Scene II: Flesh Rebels (Chorus as Militia)
Nixon in China: Act II, Scene II: I Have My Brief (Kissinger as Lao Szu, Nixon)
Nixon in China: Act II, Scene II: It Seems So Strange (Chorus as Ching-hua, Chiang Ch'ing, Pat, Nixon, 3 Secretaries)
Nixon in China: Act II, Scene II: Tropical Storm: There There, There There (Pat)
Nixon in China: Act III
Nixon in China: Act III: Beginning
Nixon in China: Act III: I Am No One (Mao, Chou, Kissinger, Chiang Ch'ing, Pat)
Nixon in China: Act III: Sitting Around the Radio (Nixon, Pat)
Nixon in China: Act III: Some Men You Cannot Satisfy (Kissinger, Nixon, Pat, Chou, Chiang Ch'ing)
Nixon in China: Act III: The Maos Dance (Chiang Ch'ing, Mao, Pat, Nixon, Chou)
Nixon in China: Act III: When I Woke Up I Dimly Realized the Jap Bombers Had Given Us a Miss (Nixon, Pat)
Scheherazade.2: I. Tale of the Wise Young Woman; Pursuit by the True Believers
Scheherazade.2: II. A Long Desire (Love Scene)
Scheherazade.2: III. Scheherazade and the Men with Beards
Scheherazade.2: IV. Escape, Flight, Sanctuary
conductor
1973-03-23 Christian Zeal And Activity The San Francisco Conservatory New Music Ensemble, John Adams ?:??
1973-03-23 John Philip Sousa The San Francisco Conservatory New Music Ensemble, John Adams ?:??
1973-03-23 Sentimentals The San Francisco Conservatory New Music Ensemble, John Adams ?:??
1979-08 Shaker Loops Krista Bennion, Jennifer Culp, Judiyaba, Gary Lowendusky, Ah Ling Neu, Robert Rinehart, Dan Smiley, John Adams 28:22
1988-11 Fearful Symmetries (excerpt) Sanford Sylvan, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, John Adams 3:07
1988-11 Shaker Loops: I. Shaking and Trembling Orchestra of St. Luke’s, John Adams 8:25
1988-11 Shaker Loops: II. Hymning Slews Orchestra of St. Luke’s, John Adams 5:08
1988-11 Shaker Loops: III. Loops and Verses Orchestra of St. Luke’s, John Adams 6:55
1988-11 Shaker Loops: IV. A Final Shaking Orchestra of St. Luke’s, John Adams 3:56
1989-08 Elegy in Memory of Maurice Ravel Orchestra of St. Luke’s, John Adams 6:20
1989-08 Eros Piano Paul Crossley, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, John Adams 14:53
1989-08 Five Songs: At the River Dawn Upshaw, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, John Adams 1:17
1989-08 Five Songs: Cradle Song Dawn Upshaw, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, John Adams 1:25
1989-08 Five Songs: Down East Dawn Upshaw, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, John Adams 2:28
1989-08 Five Songs: Serenity Dawn Upshaw, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, John Adams 1:59
1989-08 Five Songs: Thoreau Dawn Upshaw, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, John Adams 1:56
1989-08 Fog Tropes Orchestra of St. Luke’s, John Adams 10:06
1989-08 Madame Press Died Last Week at Ninety Orchestra of St. Luke’s, John Adams 4:16
1989-08 The Unanswered Question Orchestra of St. Luke’s, John Adams 4:56
1993-02 Chamber Symphony: I. Mongrel Airs London Sinfonietta, John Adams 7:50
1993-02 Chamber Symphony: II. Aria with Walking Bass London Sinfonietta, John Adams 8:13
1993-02 Chamber Symphony: III. Roadrunner London Sinfonietta, John Adams 5:51
1993-02 Grand Pianola Music: I. Part IA John Alley, Shelagh Sutherland, London Sinfonietta, John Adams 15:13
1993-02 Grand Pianola Music: II. Part IB John Alley, Shelagh Sutherland, London Sinfonietta, John Adams 7:51
1993-02 Grand Pianola Music: III. On the Dominant Divide John Alley, Shelagh Sutherland, London Sinfonietta, John Adams 7:55
1995-12 Berceuse elegiaque (des Mannes Wiegenlied am Sarge seiner Mutter) London Sinfonietta, John Adams 8:16
1995-12 The Black Gondola London Sinfonietta, John Adams 9:48
1996-12 ¡Este pais!/This Country Audra McDonald & Michael McElroy 4:27
1996-12 A Sermon on Romance Darius de Haas & Angela Teek 3:12
1996-12 Consuelo's Dream Audra McDonald 4:56
1996-12 Crushed by the Rock I Been Standing On Darius de Haas with Audra McDonald, Marin Mazzie & Welly Yang 4:38
1996-12 Dewain's Song of Liberation and Surprise Michael McElroy 5:30
1996-12 Ensemble - I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky All 8:06
1996-12 Finale All 4:36
1996-12 Leila's Song: Alone (Again or at Last) Angela Teek 4:18
1996-12 Mike's Song About Arresting a Particular Individual Richard Muenz 3:22
1996-12 One Last Look at the Angel in Your Eyes Audra McDonald & Michael McElroy 2:01
1996-12 Song About the Bad Boys and the News Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald & Angela Teek 6:20
1996-12 Song About the On-Site Altercation Michael McElroy, Marin Mazzie, Angela Teek & Richard Muenz 2:52
1996-12 Three Weeks and Still I’m Outta My Mind Darius de Haas & Angela Teek 5:12
1996-12 Tiffany's Solo Marin Mazzie 4:52
1996-12 Your Honor My Client He's a Young Black Man Welly Yang, Michael McElroy 5:40
2007-08-07 – 2007-08-12 A Flowering Tree: “Days Passed…” London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 5:12
2007-08-07 – 2007-08-12 A Flowering Tree: “Kumudha Once More…” London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 5:45
2007-08-07 – 2007-08-12 A Flowering Tree: “You Are Cruel.” London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 3:51
2007-08-07 – 2007-08-12 A Flowering Tree: Act I Scene 1 London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 3:52
2007-08-07 – 2007-08-12 A Flowering Tree: Act Il Scene 1: Orchestral Prelude London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 6:58
2007-08-07 – 2007-08-12 A Flowering Tree: Bride and Groom London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 6:24
2007-08-07 – 2007-08-12 A Flowering Tree: Kumudha and Her Sister… London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 8:53
2007-08-07 – 2007-08-12 A Flowering Tree: Kumudha’s Final Transformation London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 3:14
2007-08-07 – 2007-08-12 A Flowering Tree: Kumudha’s Prayer London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 6:40
2007-08-07 – 2007-08-12 A Flowering Tree: Mamá Mamá, ¿Por Qué Nos Pegas? London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 4:43
2007-08-07 – 2007-08-12 A Flowering Tree: One Morning… London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 8:41
2007-08-07 – 2007-08-12 A Flowering Tree: Scene 2: Flores Chorus London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 2:44
2007-08-07 – 2007-08-12 A Flowering Tree: Scene 3: Audience With the King London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 2:25
2007-08-07 – 2007-08-12 A Flowering Tree: Scene 3: Before I Laughed With Him Nightly London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 6:31
2007-08-07 – 2007-08-12 A Flowering Tree: Scene 4: Kumudha and the Beggar Minstrels London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 10:03
2007-08-07 – 2007-08-12 A Flowering Tree: Scene 4: The Wedding London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 3:50
2007-08-07 – 2007-08-12 A Flowering Tree: Scene 5: We Had All but Forgotten You, Prince London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 5:43
2007-08-07 – 2007-08-12 A Flowering Tree: The Bride Sunk Her Face… London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 5:45
2007-08-07 – 2007-08-12 A Flowering Tree: The Prince Recognizes Kumudha London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 5:41
2007-08-07 – 2007-08-12 A Flowering Tree: They Brought Her to Me London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 5:38
2010-09-14 – 2010-09-15 Son of Chamber Symphony: I. International Contemporary Ensemble, John Adams 8:45
2010-09-14 – 2010-09-15 Son of Chamber Symphony: II. International Contemporary Ensemble, John Adams 7:45
2010-09-14 – 2010-09-15 Son of Chamber Symphony: III. International Contemporary Ensemble, John Adams 7:20
2015-01-16 – 2015-01-18 Grand Pianola Music: 1. Part 1 Synergy Vocals, Marc-André Hamelin, Orli Shaham, San Francisco Symphony, John Adams 15:25
2015-01-16 – 2015-01-18 Grand Pianola Music: 2. Part 1 - Slow Synergy Vocals, Marc-André Hamelin, Orli Shaham, San Francisco Symphony, John Adams 7:45
2015-01-16 – 2015-01-18 Grand Pianola Music: 3. Part 2, On the Dominant Divide Synergy Vocals, Marc-André Hamelin, Orli Shaham, San Francisco Symphony, John Adams 8:48
East of Eden: Bedroom Window London Sinfonietta, John Adams 3:55
East of Eden: Cal and Aron Visit Mother London Sinfonietta, John Adams 3:37
East of Eden: Cal and Sam London Sinfonietta, John Adams 2:50
East of Eden: Cal Helps Father London Sinfonietta, John Adams 3:59
East of Eden: Cal’s Dance in the Fields London Sinfonietta, John Adams 0:59
East of Eden: Ferris Wheel London Sinfonietta, John Adams 1:25
East of Eden: Finale London Sinfonietta, John Adams 5:14
East of Eden: Fog Scene London Sinfonietta, John Adams 2:54
East of Eden: Main Title London Sinfonietta, John Adams 2:03
Fearful Symmetries Orchestra of St. Luke’s, John Adams 28:02
Gnarly Buttons: I. The Perilous Shore Michael Collins, London Sinfonietta, John Adams 10:01
Gnarly Buttons: II. Hoe-Down (Mad Cow) Michael Collins, London Sinfonietta, John Adams 5:51
Gnarly Buttons: III. Put Your Loving Arms Around Me Michael Collins, London Sinfonietta, John Adams 8:32
Harmonium: I. Negative Love Vance George, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, San Francisco Symphony, John Adams 10:33
Harmonium: II. Because I Could Not Stop for Death Vance George, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, San Francisco Symphony, John Adams 9:41
Harmonium: III. Wild Nights Vance George, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, San Francisco Symphony, John Adams 11:41
My Father Knew Charles Ives: I. Concord BBC Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 9:42
My Father Knew Charles Ives: II. The Lake BBC Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 6:46
My Father Knew Charles Ives: III. The Mountain BBC Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 10:11
Rebel Without a Cause: Knife Fight London Sinfonietta, John Adams 6:06
Rebel Without a Cause: Love Theme London Sinfonietta, John Adams 1:28
Rebel Without a Cause: Main Title London Sinfonietta, John Adams 2:51
Rebel Without a Cause: Plato’s Death / Finale London Sinfonietta, John Adams 3:54
Rebel Without a Cause: The Hunt London Sinfonietta, John Adams 5:04
Rebel Without a Cause: The Planetarium London Sinfonietta, John Adams 4:02
The Dharma at Big Sur, Part I: A New Day Tracy Silverman, BBC Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 14:30
The Dharma at Big Sur, Part II: Sri Moonshine Tracy Silverman, BBC Symphony Orchestra, John Adams 12:20
The Wound-Dresser Sanford Sylvan, Chris Gekker, Naoko Tanaka, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, John Adams 19:11
Three Film Scores for String Orchestra: Funeral Music London Sinfonietta, John Adams 4:12
Three Film Scores for String Orchestra: Music of Training and Rest London Sinfonietta, John Adams 4:44
Three Film Scores for String Orchestra: Waltz London Sinfonietta, John Adams 2:13
dedication
Iscariot
instrument
1992 Bump sampler John Adams 5:13
1992 Bump synthesizer John Adams 5:13
1992 Cerulean sampler John Adams 5:26
1992 Cerulean synthesizer John Adams 5:26
1992 Coast sampler John Adams 9:13
1992 Coast synthesizer John Adams 9:13
1992 Disappointment Lake sampler John Adams 8:15
1992 Disappointment Lake synthesizer John Adams 8:15
1992 Hoodoo Zephyr sampler John Adams 10:21
1992 Hoodoo Zephyr synthesizer John Adams 10:21
1992 Tourist Song sampler John Adams 4:33
1992 Tourist Song synthesizer John Adams 4:33
1992 Tundra sampler John Adams 10:34
1992 Tundra synthesizer John Adams 10:34
Light Over Water: Part I synthesizer John Adams, Mack Kenley, Don Kenelly, William Kingelhofer, Brian McCarty, Jim Miller, Zacharia Spellman, Tim Wilson 12:20
Light Over Water: Part II synthesizer John Adams, Mack Kenley, Don Kenelly, William Kingelhofer, Brian McCarty, Jim Miller, Zacharia Spellman, Tim Wilson 11:14
Light Over Water: Part III synthesizer John Adams, Mack Kenley, Don Kenelly, William Kingelhofer, Brian McCarty, Jim Miller, Zacharia Spellman, Tim Wilson 18:05
orchestrator
1989 The Black Gondola London Sinfonietta, John Adams 9:48
1989 Berceuse élégiaque (for small orchestra, John Adams)
1994 Le Livre de Baudelaire
1994 Le Livre de Baudelaire: I. Le Balcon (orch. John Adams)
1994 Le Livre de Baudelaire: II. Harmonie du soir
1994 Le Livre de Baudelaire: III. Le Jet d'eau
1994 Le Livre de Baudelaire: IV. Recueillement
revised by
1983 Shaker Loops (revised "string orchestra" version)
1983 Shaker Loops: I. Shaking and trembling
1983 Shaker Loops: II. Hymning slews
1983 Shaker Loops: III. Loops and verses
1983 Shaker Loops: IV. A final shaking