Michael Cooke

Compositions

  Title

Year   

Instrumentation  

Duration   

Performance History

Fantasy in Lydian Mode 1988 Flute, bassoon, violin, bass with voices 6:00 Performed in 1988
Walk on the Cryptic World of Jove's:
a short journey
1988 Flute & Bassoon 4:35 Performed in 1988 & 1990; published in 1994 by Cimarron Music and Productions
The Atlantis Quintet 1989-1991 Woodwind quintet 6:25 Performed in 1989 and revised version in 1993
A Love Letter:
Dear Mom
1989 Mezzo Soprano and piano 3:20 Performed in 1989
Some Time and Space 1990 Piano 9:50 Performed in 1990
The Odyssey 1990 Piano 4:05 Performed in 1990
A Love Letter:
To a Lady From Chopin & Mozart
1991 Piano 2:35 Performed in 1991; published in 1994 by Cimarron Music and Productions
To Prelude Peace Collection:
“Morning Call to Prayer”
1991 Trombone 6:38 Performed in 1993 & 2006; published in 1994 by Cimarron Music and Productions
To Prelude Peace Collection:
“Sudan Lovers Holding Hands”
1991 Oboe and Bassoon 5:26 Performed in 1993 & 2006; published in 1994 by Cimarron Music and Productions
To Prelude Peace Collection:
“Celebration Dance”
1991 Violin, Viola, and Cello 3:45 Performed in 1993 & 2006; published in 1994 by Cimarron Music and Productions
To Prelude Peace Collection:
“The Harmony of Peace”
1991 Oboe, Bassoon, Trombone, Violin, Viola, and Cello 4:05 Performed in 1993 & 2006; published in 1994 by Cimarron Music and Productions
A Love Letter:
To George and Bonnie "The Wedding Day"
1992 String quartet 3:05 Recorded for tape performance in 1992
WhatdouWant? 1992 Computer 7:25 Performed in 1992 & 1993
Symphony No.1 "The Adoration”
I. Andante. Allegro Maestoso
II. Andante con expressivo
III. Scherzo: Pizzicato Allegro
IV.

1990- Chamber Orchestra 25:45 First movement played in 1990
The Shadows of Japanese Children
  1. "Shadows Playing on the Ground"
  2. "Where has the Shadow's Father Gone?"
  3. "The Mountain of One Thousand Good Fortunes is Ablaze!"
  4. "In the Fallen Sun, Only Shadows Remain"
1992-1993 String Quartet 25:00 First three movements performed in 1993
A Love Letter:
To the Lady with Deep Blue Eyes
1993 Piano 3:30 Performance dates if any unknown; published in 1994 by Cimarron Music and Productions
When the Last Tree has Fallen:
a Dramatic Madrigal
1993 Soprano and Bass-baritone with Chamber Orchestra 11:10 1993
...with the Spirit of the Desert
  1. “In the Sunrise with the Spirit of the Desert”
  2. “Alone with the Spirit of the Desert”
  3. “Dancing the Dance of the Eagle with the Spirit of the Desert”
  4. “Alone with the Spirit of the Desert”
  5. “Two Braves Warring with the Spirit of the Desert”
  6. “Alone with the Spirit of the Desert”
  7. “Coyotes Howling at the Moon with the
    Spirit of the Desert”
1993-1994 Violin, Bassoon, and Piano 21:14 Performance dates if any unknown; published in 1994 by Cimarron Music and Productions
The Medieval Suite
I. “In the Royal Court”
II. “The Young Maiden Dance”
III. “The Peasants Dance”
1994 Version for Brass Quintet and Woodwind Quintet 7:10 Performance dates if any unknown; published in 1994 by Cimarron Music and Productions
A Love Letter:
To the One I'm Apart From
1996 Piano 3:50  
Searching 1997 Soprano saxophone piano, acoustic bass, drums, and three percussionist 6:29 Recorded on Searching by the Cooke Quartet, Black Hat Records, 1999 and performed many times during1999-2000
Malcontent 1999 Tenor saxophone, piano, acoustic bass, and drums 6:50 Recorded on Searching by the Cooke Quartet, Black Hat Records, 1999 and performed many times during1999-2000
Coalescing 1998 Flute, piano, acoustic bass, drums, and percussion 4:19 Recorded on Searchingby the Cooke Quartet, Black Hat Records, 1999 and performed many times during1999-2000
Reflection 1999 Bass clarinet and acoustic bass 2:21 Recorded on Searching by the Cooke Quartet, Black Hat Records, 1999 and performed many times during1999-2000
Jagged 2001 Alto saxophone 4:50 Recorded on Statements by Michael Cooke, Black Hat Records, 2001
Viva Guatemala! 2001 Flute, bassoon, rain stick and clapping 6:22 Recorded on Statements by Michael Cooke, Black Hat Records, 2001
35¢ 2001 Bass clarinet 4:34 Recorded on Statements by Michael Cooke, Black Hat Records, 2001
Cogitation 2001 Alto saxophone, bass clarinet, bassoon, and singing bowel 7:34 Recorded on Statements by Michael Cooke, Black Hat Records, 2001
Three Steps Down 2001 Tenor Saxophone 7:44 Recorded on Statements by Michael Cooke, Black Hat Records, 2001
Head Bobbin’ 2001 Soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, and bassoon 6:48 Recorded on Statements by Michael Cooke, Black Hat Records, 2001
Malevolence 2000 Flute 5:28 Recorded on Statements by Michael Cooke, Black Hat Records, 2001
三八 or 38 2001 Soprano saxophone and Chinese ball chimes 0:38 Recorded on Statements by Michael Cooke, Black Hat Records, 2001
Amblin’ 2001 Bassoon 2:46 Recorded on Statements by Michael Cooke, Black Hat Records, 2001
Neptune 2001 Tenor saxophone and sleigh bells 5:56 Recorded on Statements by Michael Cooke, Black Hat Records, 2001
Less 2001 Soprano saxophone 4:25 Recorded on Statements by Michael Cooke, Black Hat Records, 2001
Early Exit 2001 Soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones; flute, bass clarinet, bassoon, singing bowl, tambourine, Chinese cymbals, hooves shaker, nut shell shaker, sleigh bells and agogo bells 12:44 Recorded on Statements by Michael Cooke, Black Hat Records, 2001
Pollock 2002 Chamber orchestra 14:30 (About) Performed in 2002 by SFCCO. Program Notes.
Channels 2002- Chamber orchestra 15:00 (About)  
Symphony No.2 "Mozart ist Tot!"
I. Twelve Steps of Mozart
II. Minimally Mozart
III. Caging Mozart
IV. Giant Steps of Mozart
2003 Chamber orchestra 18:00-25:00 Performed in 2003 by SFCCO. Program Notes.
Open Ended (2005)
Open Ended (2009)
2003 Any number of instruments 12:00-20:00 Performed in 2003, 2004 by G.I.E and in 2005, 2009 by SFCCO.
Concerto for Musician
I. Cosmological
II. Mechanical
III. Aqualogical
2004 Chamber orchestra & multi-instrumental soloist 10:00-15:00 Performed in 2004 by SFCCO. Program Notes.
Augmented 2004 Soprano sax, Cello & Percussion 5:16 Recorded on The Is by CKW Trio, Black Hat Records, 2004
4+#11m6m7 2004 Bassoon, Cello & Percussion 7:09 Recorded on The Is by CKW Trio, Black Hat Records, 2004
De Yun He 2004 Bass Clarinet, Cello & Percussion 5:15 Recorded on The Is by CKW Trio, Black Hat Records, 2004
Spirits 2004 Flute, Cello & Frame Drums 5:18 Recorded on The Is by CKW Trio, Black Hat Records, 2004
21st Century Blues 2004 Alto Sax, Cello & Percussion 5:50 Recorded on The Is by CKW Trio, Black Hat Records, 2004
Marchin' Home 2004 Tenor Sax, Cello & Percussion 6:05 Recorded on The Is by CKW Trio, Black Hat Records, 2004
Symphony No.3 "Shadows of Japanese Children" (video)

  1. "Shadows Playing on the Ground"
  2. "Where has the Shadow's Father Gone?"
  3. "The Mountain of One Thousand Good Fortunes is Ablaze!"
  4. "In the Fallen Sun, Only Shadows Remain"
2005 Chamber orchestra 25:00 Performed in 2005 and 2007 by SFCCO. Program Notes.
Music for Humans (Video Low / High) 2006 Orchestra and Chorus 11:00 Performed in 2006 by SFCCO and Schola Cantorum.
Hard 8 2003-2006 Soprano sax, Trombone, Koto, Cello & Percussion 7:41 Recorded on an indefinite suspension of the possible by Cooke Quintet, Black Hat Records, 2006
Ha-Me'aggel 2004-2006 Alto Sax, Trombone, Koto, Cello & Percussion 11:38 Recorded on an indefinite suspension of the possible by Cooke Quintet, Black Hat Records, 2006
Loss 2003-2006 Bass Clarinet, Trombone, Koto, Cello & Percussion 10:30 Recorded on an indefinite suspension of the possible by Cooke Quintet, Black Hat Records, 2006
Love at Twilight 2003-2006 Flute, Trombone, Koto, Igil & Percussion 7:57 Recorded on an indefinite suspension of the possible by Cooke Quintet, Black Hat Records, 2006
N 36 7.46' W121 38.35' 2004-2006 Clarinet, Trombone, Koto, Cello & Percussion 7:34 Recorded on an indefinite suspension of the possible by Cooke Quintet, Black Hat Records, 2006
Harmonic Rebellion 2003-2006 Tenor Sax, Trombone, Koto, Cello & Percussion 6:40 Recorded on an indefinite suspension of the possible by Cooke Quintet, Black Hat Records, 2006
Chain of Existence
  Event I: Primordial
    interlude
  Event II: Momentum
    interlude
  Event III: Haven
2003-2006 Flute, Alto & Tenor Sax, Didgeridoo & Trombone, Koto, Cello & Percussion 15:00 Recorded on an indefinite suspension of the possible by Cooke Quintet, Black Hat Records, 2006
Ha-Me'aggel for Orchestra
(Video Low / High)
2007 Chamber Orchestra with Alto Sax, Clarinet, Piano, Cello, and Timpani soloists 11:38 Performed in June 2007 by SFCCO made possible by a Creative Connections Award from Meet The Composer.
Sun & Moon (Video Low / High) 2008 Chamber Orchestra with Alto Sax 12:40 Performed in March 2008 by SFCCO
Stripes & Stars: a variation 2008 Chamber Orchestra 3:40 Performed in June 2008 by SFCCO made possible part through Meet The Composer's MetLife Creative Connections program.
String Theory (Video Low / High) 2009 Large Chamber Ensemble with 2 electric guitars, electric bass 7:30 Performed in February 2009 by SFCCO
A Baby Sleeps (for Isabella)
Theme & Variations on "搖嬰仔歌" by 呂泉生
2009 Chamber Orchestra with Sheng & Guzheng 13:30 Performed in June 2009 by SFCCO
A Love Letter:
G.A.C. 26.2
2010 Two Pianos 3:52  
G.A.C. 2010 Chamber Orchestra 3:52 Performed on September 2010 by SFCCO
A Love Letter:
Minvera's Dance
2010 Chamber Ensemble with Flute & Soprano Sax soloist 5:53 Performed on September 2010 by SFCCO
Incomplete Thoughts: A Passacaglia
(Video Low / High)
2013 Chamber Orchestra 11:00 Performed on May 2013 by SFCCO
Triangles (Video Low / High) 2014 Chamber Orchestra 12:00 Performed on June 2014 by SFCCO

video
2015 Chamber Orchestra 5:29 Performed on May 2015 by SFCCO
Fantasy in D    

video
2016 Chamber Orchestra 12:00 Performed on May 2016 by SFCCO
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