David Smooke - Composer

 

STANDARD
CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

GUITAR QUARTET
Topographies 2: (maps and) distortions, 10 min., 2012
WIND QUINTET
Trompe l'oeil, 13 min., 2008
TWO PIANOS AND PERCUSSION
Hurricane Charm, 20 min., 2009
PIERROT + PERCUSSION
Hazmats Sextet, 8 min., 2005
STRING QUARTET
LEDGE, 10 min., 1999

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NON-STANDARD
CHAMBER GROUPINGS

FOUR BASSOONS
21 Miles to Coolville, 9 min., 2009
FLUTE, VIOLIN, PERCUSSION, ACCORDION
Saturn, 4 min., 2008
PIANO TEN HANDS!
h.t. (homage dr. teriwilliker), 4 min., 2006
TWO VIOLAS AND TOY PIANO
Castles in the Sky, 2 min., 2004

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WITH VOICE

BARITONE, BASS CLARINET, TRUMPET, AND TROMBONE
A Baby Bigger Grows Than Up Was, Vol. I: A to breathing, 5 min., 2013
2 SOPRANOS, BARITONE, AND STRING QUARTET
Criminal Element (a nonopera in five scenes), 45 min., 2011
VOCALIST (ANY VOICE TYPE) AND VIOLA
Extraordinary Rendition, 9 min., 2010
FEMALE VOICE AND CELLO
blades, 8 min., 2007
SOPRANO, ALTO FLUTE, CLARINET, PIANO, CELLO
Some Details of Hell, 15 min., 2006
MEZZO-SOPRANO AND PIANO
Anna Liffey, 28 min., 1999

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My dog Aero
Hurricane Charm by Steed Taylor
(looking down from City Hall, New Smyrna Beach, FL)
Media: black high-gloss latex, National Weather Service 2005 Atlantic storm names and prayer; Date: 5/2005; Size: 44 x 185
photograph courtesy of Steed Taylor

WORKS

LIST OF AVAILABLE COMPOSITIONS

BY CATEGORY

LARGE ENSEMBLE

STANDARD
CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

NON-STANDARD
CHAMBER GROUPINGS

WITH VOICE

DUO

SOLO

 

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BY INSTRUMENT

 

 FLUTE

 VIOLIN

 

 OBOE

 VIOLA

 

 CLARINET

 CELLO

 

 BASSOON

 BASS

 

 HORN

 VOICE

 

 TRUMPET

 TOY PIANO

 

 TROMBONE

 SAXOPHONE

 

 PERCUSSION

 GUITAR

 

 PIANO

 ACCORDION

 

 HARP

 ELECTRIC  VIOLIN

LARGE ENSEMBLE

CONCERTO FOR TOY PIANO AND WIND ENSEMBLE
Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, Vol. II, 18min., 2014
CONCERTO FOR TOY PIANO AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, Vol. I, 18 min., 2012
ORCHESTRA
Breathing the Water, 15 min., 2004
LARGE CHAMBER (11 players)
Stillness and Occurrence, 15 min., 2005

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DUO

BASSOON AND PIANO
Topographies: transit/dis(solve), 20 min., 2012
ALTO SAXOPHONE AND HARP
Empty Every Night, 11 min., 2009
TWO TOY PIANOS
Toy with Me, 9 min., 2009
OBOE & CELLO
Taste Sensation, 8 min., 2003
GUITAR PLUS (FLUTE, VIOLIN OR SOPRANO SAXOPHONE)
Dance Music, 4 min., 2000

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SOLO

PIANO
Transgenic Fields, dusk, 15 min., 2012
CLARINET
Labyrinth I: Can Daedalus still dream of flying, 412 min, 2010
BASSOON WITH PRERECORDED PLAYBACK
21 Miles to Coolville, 9 min., 2009
PIANO
Requests, 4 min., 2003
Souvenirs, 10 min., 1997
SINGING VIOLIST (ANY VOICE TYPE)
Extraordinary Rendition, 9 min., 2010
SINGING/WHISTLING CELLIST (FEMALE VOICE)
blades, 8 min., 2007
DOUBLE BASS
Introspection #11,072, 9 min., 2009
SEVEN-STRING ELECTRIC VIOLIN
Introspection #10,824, 8 min., 2008

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