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Compositions by Stephen Malinowski

The rankings have two parts: coherence (compositional/structural value, A-F) and interest (entertainment value, 1-5).  A1 is 'concert quality' music; B2 is gebrauchsmusik; C1 is a piece that I'm embarrassed by, compositionally, but which still might provide some entertainment, A3 is a piece that I did a good job on but is relatively boring, etc.

title (and YouTube link) date, dedication, notes, recording instrumentation(s) duration rank
A deux bassoon, bassoonist, assistant —:—:—

Air in C circa 1965, my first composition
  • piano
  • 00:00:50

    F5

    Amber Bead, The 1983feb06, poem by Robert Herrick
  • voices satb
  • 00:00:58

    A3

    Answering machine message circa 1990
  • sampled voice
  • 00:00:13

    Allegro 1974jun
  • score, flute i, flute ii, guitar
  • 00:02:30

    C2

    Another Christmas Round 1977dec
  • 4 voices
  • 99:99:59

    B2

    April 1975jul14
  • piano
  • 00:00:57

    C3

    Barbershop Quartets 1975apr10 voices ttbb —:—:—

    Barcarolle

    1974, performance by James Edwards, 1986

  • guitar
  • 00:01:47

    A3

    Bittersweet Sometime circa 1971 song —:—:—

    Blackout—Prolaxis flute, guitar —:—:—

    Brass Quintet circa 1976 2 trumpets, 2 horns, trombone —:—:—

    Canonic Suite 1975, to Patricia Carbon and Reuben Weininger
  • score (2 alto recorders), playback: Trumpet Call, Largo, Minuet, Gigue
  • 00:05:00

    C2

    Canzona in Retrospect 1976jul11
  • score (recorder quartet), alto i, alto ii, tenor, bass
  • 00:05:14

    B2

    Canzonetta circa 1977
  • organ
  • 00:01:05

    C2

    (A short piece for) Carillon and Flutes All Over circa 1975 carillon, 3 flutes —:—:—

    Choral Piece 1976 voices satb —:—:—

    (Let's ride the) Contrafuge circa 1970 flute, piano —:—:—

    (Incidental music for Shakespeare's) Coriolanus circa 1977 brass quartet, woodwind quartet —:—:—

    Dance 1980oct25, composed for rhythm workshop at College of Creative Studies, UCSB
  • xylophone, violin, viola, guitar (single page)
  • xylophone, violin, viola, guitar (repeats written out)
  • 00:01:34

    A2

    Dance 1975sep09, to Ginny Miller
  • guitar
  • 00:01:44

    B2

    Dance 1976jun18, to Michael Praetorius, C, D, or E-flat are all suitable keys
  • score (string quartet) (D major)
  • piano (reduction) (C major)
  • 00:01:33

    A2

    Death, Great Smoothener circa 1989? voice, piano —:—:—

    Desire (a ricercare) 1980apr
  • organ duet
  • 00:07:15

    B2

    Distilled Excelsior circa 1974
  • flute, guitar
  • 00:02:00

    B1

    Dirge (a round) circa 1972 4 treble instruments —:—:—

    Duet 1978nov22 alto recorder, flute —:—:—

    Duet 2 treble instruments —:—:—

    Duo 1976mar11 2 treble instruments —:—:—

    Duet for Tracy 1977feb27, to Tracy Fernandez
  • alto recorder, tenor recorder
  • 00:01:20

    C3

    Etude (very short) 1979apr16 piano —:—:—

    Etude #1 circa 1973 alto voice, maracas, tenor bongo, kettle drums, violin, viola, violoncello, gong, soprano recorder, 2 alto recorders, 4 baritone voices, piano —:—:—

    Etude #3 1974may13 3 alto recorders, marimba —:—:—

    Etude, Void, Rondo score —:—:—

    Etudes horn —:—:—

    Falling Suspended circa 1973
  • 12 flutes (score)
  • —:—:—

    Fanfare circa 1973 recorder trio (soprano, alto, tenor) —:—:—

    Fanfare, March, Adagio & Minuet 1974, warning: extremely dull
  • recorder quartet, soprano, alto, tenor, bass
  • 00:11:00

    D3

    Fantasia a 2 summer 1977 violon, viola —:—:—

    Fantasia Ostinato ("a sigh")

    1976jun24,performance by Patricia Carbon, flute, Nan Washburn, flute, David Sills, viola, Stephen Malinowski, guitar; June 26, 1976, First Baptist Church, Santa Barbara, California

  • score (flute w/B key, flute, viola, guitar)
  • 00:02:17

    B3

    Fantasy in F circa 1979-1981
  • piano (no markings, PDF with markings)
  • string quartet: score, violin i, violin ii, viola, violoncello
  • 00:07:40

    A1

    Flee circa 1973 keyboard —:—:—

    Flute Duet 1974 2 flutes —:—:—

    For Frances 1974jul22
  • recorders atb
  • 00:02:05

    C3

    Four Thinks 1972 ocarina, 3 flutes —:—:—

    Fugue #1 in g minor (originally a minor) 1974
  • score, violin i, violin ii, viola, violoncello
  • recorder quartet, soprano, alto, tenor, bass
  • 00:02:00

    C3

    Fugue in C 1975
  • keyboard
  • 00:01:32

    B2

    Fugue to Stanley Krebs, 1977
  • string quartet: score, violin I, violin II, viola, violoncello
  • violin, piano
  • 00:03:22

    A1

    Fugue 666 1975
  • score
  • 00:00:00

    Fugue for Friday 1975jun27, to Jack Webb; fugue on the Dragnet theme; title bestowed by Peter Schickele, performance by the San Francisco Saxophone Quartet on West Coast Weekend, 1991apr13; performance by The New Esterházy Quartet, 2007dec16
  • string quartet
  • recorder quartet: soprano, alto, tenor, bass
  • violin i, violin ii, viola, violoncello
  • keyboard
  • 00:02:00

    B1

    Fugue in a minor 1982jul20
  • keyboard reduction
  • score (string quartet)
  • violin i, violin ii, viola, violoncello
  • recorder quartet: soprano, alto, tenor, bass
  • 00:05:00

    A2

    (Time now for) Fusion (a round) to Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann
  • voices
  • 99:99:59

    C1

    Getting it Together (rag) 1977nov30, to Diane and Jeremy Merrill
  • score (piano), horn
  • 00:06:00

    B2

    Gill's Jazz Piece keyboard —:—:—

    Herrick Songs (tenor voice, keyboard, obbligato instrument: violin, flute, or alto recorder)

  • 1. to Patricia Carbon 1980
  • 2. to Patricia Ure 1981jan10
  • 3. to Mervin and Margaret Lane 1981mar07
  • 4. to Eliesa Peters 1980jun27
  • 1. Upon the Nipples of Julia's Breast (score , obbligato part)
  • 2. Upon A Delaying Lady (score , obbligato part)
  • 3. Upon Jack and Jill (score , obbligato part)
  • 4. Lips Tonguelesse (score , obbligato part)
  • 00:08:12

    A1

    Hodie (aka Preston Wedding Song) 1972dec17, performance by James Edwards, 1986
  • recorders atb
  • guitar
  • 00:01:30

    B3

    Horn Etudes 1977sep26 horn —:—:—

    I Now Pronounce You Mr. and Mrs. Goldberg flute, guitar —:—:—

    Invention circa 1975 soprano recorder, 3 flutes —:—:—

    Invention #2 1975may15 keyboard —:—:—

    I wish I had a reason 1977aug07 tenor, guitar —:—:—

    Jazz Listening Exercise #1 1982oct25
  • piano
  • 00:01:00

    C2

    Jazz Listening Exercise #2 circa 1982-3
  • piano
  • 00:02:35

    B2

    Joyous 1975jul19, to Gina Maria Piazza (I think)
  • piano
  • 00:03:56

    B2

    Kanon Fodder keyboard —:—:—

    Karen's First Clarinet Solo 1976, for Karen Malinowski clarinet —:—:—

    Kyrie 4 voices (spoken) 00:03:30

    Lachrimae 1973
  • alto and tenor recorder
  • 00:01:40

    C3

    Larghetto ed Presto alto recorder, violin, viola, violoncello —:—:—

    Levels of Organization (I & II) flute, guitar —:—:—

    Little Ranch Music, A (violin, violoncello, keyboard)
  • score, violin, violoncello
  • 00:03:50

    B2

    Marvel Not, Joseph 1980
  • tenor, satb, organ
  • 00:03:47

    A1

    Mass circa 1973 Tenor voice (solo) —:—:—

    May 1975jul15
  • piano
  • 00:02:30

    C2

    Minimal Sonata-allegro demonstration keyboard —:—:—

    Missuz M. (recitative) 1974 tenor —:—:—

    Music for Orchestra commissioned by Harcourt, Brace, Jovonovitch; recorded by the orchestra of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • Fanfare
  • Exotic
  • Monster
  • Dance
  • Sad (not used)
  • —:—:—

    No Intention (of getting up) circa 1977 tenor, guitar —:—:—

    Nocturne #1 (A-flat major) circa 1973 piano —:—:—

    Nocturne circa 1974
  • score, flute, guitar
  • flute, keyboard, viola da gamba
  • 00:02:30

    B1

    Nocturne in e minor Christmas 1974 piano —:—:—

    Oasis 1972 flute —:—:—

    October 1975jul27
  • piano
  • 00:04:30

    B2

    Piece 1982jul30
  • score (recorder quartet), soprano, alto, tenor, bass
  • piano
  • 00:02:45

    B2

    Percussion Trio #1 soprano recorder / honk horn, finger cymbals, jingle bells / tambourine —:—:—

    Piece for the First Saturday 1975, for Patricia Carbon flute, guitar —:—:—

    Poco Scherzando 1975, one movement for "A Concert of Music to Be," performed at College of Creative Studies, UCSB flute, violin, viola, violoncello, soprano, alto, piano, goblet —:—:—

    C3

    Prelude (e minor) 1974
  • flute, guitar
  • 00:01:04

    C3

    Prelude 1979oct14, to Alan Hooker
  • harpsichord
  • 00:04:13

    B2

    Prelude 1975, to Patricia Carbon
  • harpsichord
  • string orchestra
  • brass choir
  • 00:02:47

    B2

    Prelude and Fughetta 1975 flute —:—:—

    Preston Wedding March 1980jul18 flute, violin, guitar —:—:—

    Quartet #1 1976, to Friedrich von Huene
  • score (recorder quartet), soprano, alto, tenor, bass
  • 00:04:57

    A2

    Quintet 2 trumpets, 2 horns, trombone —:—:—

    Rondo 1974
  • violin
  • guitar(2005)
  • 00:02:15

    B2

    Rude Awakening oboe —:—:—

    Rude Awakening choir (SATB) —:—:—

    San Francisco Disappointment 1975 flute, guitar —:—:—

    Sarabande 1976jan, to James Edwards
  • guitar
  • 00:02:15

    B2

    Scherzo 1971 - 1977
  • flute, guitar
  • 00:02:00

    C2

    Scherzo for a Sad King 1980may
  • string quartet, piano (score)
  • cadenza (by John Carbon)
  • 00:06:00

    A2

    Scorn, Malécrow, Gnyefix flute, guitar —:—:—

    Sheep and Clouds to Peter Fricker, based on a New Yorker Cover
  • piano
  • 00:02:00

    D3

    Sit Tight, Love to Lisa Turetsky, 1984
  • voice, piano
  • 00:02:22

    A2

    Six Etudes 1975apr-may piano —:—:—

    Soknitina 1982jan, to Lavelle Ure, read-through by San Francisco Saxophone Quartet
  • score (string quartet)
  • string quartet: violin i, violin ii, viola, violoncello
  • recorder quartet: soprano, alto, tenor, bass
  • 00:04:20

    A2

    Sonata (incomplete) circa 1979 whistler, piano —:—:—

    Sonata 1975mar26, to George Ewald
  • 2 alto recorders
  • 00:03:55

    B2

    Song Wednesday, 1976mar24, 5:00 pm
  • score (piano), oboe
  • 00:02:10

    B2

    Songs for flute and guitar flute, guitar —:—:—

    Sounds (foreshortened) treble instrument —:—:—

    Stone's Throw, A 1976may14
  • string quartet
  • recorder quartet
  • piano
  • 00:00:38

    A2

    Sualsua for Susan Marsh piano —:—:—

    Suite #1 1973 2 flutes, recorder/guitar/flute —:—:—

    Suite: dance ii 1975may25 (jun25?)
  • 2 guitars
  • 00:02:00

    C2

    Suite: overture 1975jul21
  • score, guitar 1, guitar 2
  • keyboard
  • 00:03:50

    A2

    This Lynne circa 1982 voices satb —:—:—

    Three Melodies 1975jul28 alto recorder —:—:—

    Toccata circa 1974 piano —:—:—

    Touchy 1974 piano —:—:—

    Trio 1978sep07
  • 3 soprano recorders
  • 00:00:50

    C3

    Trio #1 circa 1972
  • score, flute i, flute ii, bass recorder
  • 00:02:10

    C3

    Trio #2 1976may10, to Mary Ann Malinowski
  • score (recorder trio), alto i, alto ii, tenor
  • 00:02:50

    B2

    Twain's Dreame circa 1985
  • flute, keyboard (score)
  • 00:04:00

    B2

    ""TWO"" circa 1977 horn —:—:—

    Two Awakenings 1975 voices satb —:—:—

    Untitled sopranino recorder, finger cymbals, jingle bells, honk horn, tambourine —:—:—

    Untitled treble instrument and guitar —:—:—

    Untitled two treble instruments —:—:—

    Untitled 2000dec30 two treble instruments —:—:—

    Untitled (tango a dos)

    1975jan25,performance by Patricia Carbon, flute, Sharon Harman, violin, Stephen Malinowski, guitar at Campbell Hall, UCSB, March 5, 1975

  • score, flute, violin, guitar
  • 00:03:48

    B1

    Waltz #1 1975oct25, to Louise Walker
  • keyboard
  • score (string quartet)
  • violin i, violin ii, viola, violoncello
  • recorder quartet: soprano, alto, tenor, bass
  • 00:02:16

    B2

    Waltz #2 1976mar, to Ellen Turner
  • keyboard
  • score (string quartet)
  • recorder quartet: soprano, alto, tenor, bass
  • string quartet: violin i, violin ii, viola, violoncello
  • 00:01:43

    B2

    Waltz #3 1978jan05, to Barbara Merrill
  • score (string quartet)
  • string quartet: violin i, violin ii, viola, violoncello
  • recorder quartet: soprano, alto, tenor, bass
  • 00:02:32

    B2

    Waltz #4 1978jan17, to Kim Sherman
  • score (mixed ensemble)
  • mixed ensemble: oboe, viola, horn, bassoon
  • recorder quartet: soprano, alto, tenor, bass
  • string quartet: violin i, violin ii, viola, violoncello
  • 00:02:45

    B2

    Waltz #5 1980aug10, to Peggy Warren
  • keyboard
  • score (string quartet)
  • string quartet: violin i, violin ii, viola, violoncello
  • recorder quartet: soprano, alto, tenor, bass
  • 00:03:05

    B2

    Waltz #6 1981may23, to the Queen
  • score, violin i, violin ii, viola, violoncello
  • 4-hand piano
  • 00:03:07

    A2

    Wedding Etude circa 1982
  • piano
  • 00:01:52

    B1

    Wedding March #2 1976aug28 flute, violin, guitar —:—:—

    Wedding Piece 1976 2 flutes —:—:—

    You Macho Pig 1976apr30-16:30, for John Carbon
    john: you macho pig!
    stephen: oh?
  • piano
  • 00:00:47

    C2

    Compositions per year (approx.)

    Income per year (adjusted gross, log)

    Notice how decreases in income are correlated with increases in compositional output.