john luther adams
/ works
works
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Year
    
Title
Orchestra & large ensemble
Prophecies of Stone
2023
Orchestra & large ensemble
Crossing Open Ground
2023
Solo & small ensemble
Three Nocturnes
2022
Vocal & choral
A Brief Descent into Deep Time
2022
Orchestra & large ensemble
An Atlas of Deep Time
2022
Solo & small ensemble
Darkness and Scattered Light
2022
Solo & small ensemble
Waves and Particles
2021
Orchestra & large ensemble
Vespers of the Blessed Earth
2021
Electronic
Houses of the Wind
2021
Solo & small ensemble
Noctilucent
2020
Solo & small ensemble
Lines Made by Walking
2019
Vocal & choral
In the Name of the Earth
2017
Electronic
The Wind Garden
2017
Solo & small ensemble
there is no one, not even the wind
2017
Solo & small ensemble
Everything That Rises
2017
Orchestra & large ensemble
Become Desert
2017
Electronic
Soundwalk 9:09
2016
Solo & small ensemble
Across the Distance
2015
Solo & small ensemble
untouched
2015
Solo & small ensemble
Canticles of the Sky
2015
Solo & small ensemble
Canticles of the Sky
2015
Orchestra & large ensemble
Ten Thousand Birds
2014
Vocal & choral
Canticles of the Holy Wind
2013
Vocal & choral
Canticles of the Sky
2013
Orchestra & large ensemble
Sila: The Breath of the World
2013
Solo & small ensemble
Dream of the Canyon Wren
2013
Orchestra & large ensemble
Become Ocean
2013
Solo & small ensemble
Three Canticles of the Birds
2013
Percussion
Ilimaq
2012
Solo & small ensemble
Tukiliit (The Stone People Who Live in the Wind)
2012
Solo & small ensemble
The Wind in High Places
2011
Solo & small ensemble
Four Thousand Holes
2010
Orchestra & large ensemble
Become River
2010
Orchestra & large ensemble
The Light Within (orchestra version)
2010
Percussion
Inuksuit
2009
Electronic
the place we began
2008
Electronic
Veils and Vesper
2008
Solo & small ensemble
Three High Places (in memory of Gordon Wright)
2007/2017
Solo & small ensemble
Nunataks (Solitary Peaks)
2007
Solo & small ensemble
Three High Places (in memory of Gordon Wright)
2007
Solo & small ensemble
Dark Waves
2007
Solo & small ensemble
The Light Within
2007
Orchestra & large ensemble
Little Cosmic Dust Poem
2007
Orchestra & large ensemble
Dark Waves
2007
Percussion
Always Very Soft
2007
Solo & small ensemble
for Jim (rising)
2006
Electronic
The Place Where You Go to Listen
2006
Percussion
…and bells remembered…
2005
Vocal & choral
Poem of the Forgotten
2004
Orchestra & large ensemble
For Lou Harrison
2003
Percussion
The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies
2002
Solo & small ensemble
Red Arc / Blue Veil
2002
Solo & small ensemble
The Light That Fills the World (Chamber Version)
2001, revised
Solo & small ensemble
In a Treeless Place, Only Snow
2001
Solo & small ensemble
Among Red Mountains
2001
Solo & small ensemble
The Farthest Place
2001
Solo & small ensemble
Dark Wind
2001
Orchestra & large ensemble
The Light That Fills the World
2000
Solo & small ensemble
The Immeasurable Space of Tones
1998-2001
Orchestra & large ensemble
In the White Silence
1998
Percussion
Qilyaun
1998
Solo & small ensemble
Make Prayers to the Raven
1996/98
Percussion
Sauyatugvik: The Time of Drumming
1996
Orchestra & large ensemble
Sauyatugvik: The Time of Drumming
1995
Theater
Crow and Weasel (story by Barry Lopez)
1993
Percussion
Three Drum Quartets from Earth and the Great Weather
1993
Solo & small ensemble
Five Athabascan Dances
1992/96
Orchestra & large ensemble
Dream In White On White
1992
Percussion
Strange and Sacred Noise
1991-97
Solo & small ensemble
Five Yup’ik Dances
1991-94
Orchestra & large ensemble
Clouds of Forgetting, Clouds of Unknowing
1991-1995
Theater
Earth and the Great Weather
1990-93
Vocal & choral
magic song for one who wishes to live and the dead who climb up to the sky
1990
Orchestra & large ensemble
The Far Country of Sleep
1988
Theater
Giving Birth to Thunder, Sleeping With His Daughter, Coyote Builds North America
1986-90
Vocal & choral
Selections from Forest Without Leaves
1984
Solo & small ensemble
Strange Birds Passing
1983
Orchestra & large ensemble
A Northern Suite
1979-80 / 2004
Vocal & choral
up into the silence
1978/84
Vocal & choral
Night Peace
1976
Solo & small ensemble
songbirdsongs
1974-80
Percussion
Green Corn Dance
1974
His music perfectly echoes the landscape he loves: impersonal, relentless, larger than human scale, yet gorgeous, a quiet chaos of colors, suffused with light. It’s not a climate everyone could live in. But for those who want to bathe their ears in an aural aurora borealis while staying warm inside, it’s a spiritual odyssey well worth taking. - Kyle Gann
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