Catalog of Works

Robert Avalon, artistic portrait writing music, photos of drawing by Gretchen Loro and Antonio Loro for the Wortham benefit concert

Robert Avalon, artistic portrait writing music, photos of drawing by Gretchen Loro and Antonio Loro for the Wortham benefit concert

Musical Works of Robert Avalon

A. Orchestral Works

  • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 10, 1986
  • Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Strings, Op. 31, 1998
  • Ballet, Op 36, 2001

B. Chamber Works

1. Instrumental Works

  • Incidental music to the play “The Elephant Man” (for cello and piano), 1982
  • Canzona for Cello and Piano, 1983
  • Violin Sonata, Op. 6, 1983
  • Piano Sextet for Oboe, Bassoon, Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano, Op. 14, 1987
  • Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 17, 1988
  • Viola Sonata, Op. 19, 1989
  • Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 22, 1990
  • Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 26, 1991
  • Tango (for Flute and Piano), Op. 32, 1999
  • Fantasy for Solo Flute, 2002
  • Zeal (for horn and piano), 2003
  • Flute trio, n.d.
  • Morning has broken (for three trumpets), n.d.

2. Instrumental Works (with voice)

  • Elegy to the Warriors (for 2 baritones, 5 strings, harp, piano, 2 trumpets, timpani), Op. 12, 1986
  • Takai Sora Ni (for flute and soprano), Op. 15, 1988
  • Akhnaten Trio for Soprano, Cello and Synthesizer, 1988
  • Sextet to Julia de Burgos (for soprano, flute, violin, viola, cello, piano), Op. 21, 1989
  • Songs of Entreaty (for soprano, flute, clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello, harp, piano), Op. 27, 1991 (Poems by Vassar Miller)
  • Neo Mytho (for baritone, chorus, violin, piano), 1998 (text in Greek; English transliteration
  • Phantom of Delight (for bass-baritone, violin, cello, horn, piano), 2001 (Poem by William Wordsworth)
  • Milton Trio (for soprano, flute, oboe), n.d.

C. Piano Solo

  • Fantasia, Op. 3, 1983
  • Danza de Guerra (from Carlota), 1995
  • Lullaby for Victor, 1996
  • Rave, 2003
  • Sonata, 2004

D. Songs (for piano and voice)

  • Three songs to Alexander Pushkin, Op. 5, 1984
  • Elegy
  • Three springs
  • Evil spirits
  • Elegy, Op. 5, No 1
  • Doblaron en el viento, 1988 (poem by Isabel Fraire)
  • Ay, ay, ay (from Sextet to Julia de Burgos), 1989
  • Two Songs to Carl Sandburg, Op. 18, 1988 (for tenor and piano)
  • Fog
  • At a window
  • Surcos Fecundos de Soledad, 1997 (poem by Rita Vallbona
  • Another Place, Another Time, 2000 (poem by Marie Bosarge
  • Father Mychal’s Prayer, 2001
  • Psalm 23, 2001
  • What you will, 2003
  • Three Taos Songs (for soprano, piano, cello), 2004
  • Miscarriage
  • Upon Dying
  • Desire is a prayer
  • Robert Bly Songs, 2004
  • The Conditions
  • What we provide

E. Arias from Carlota

  • Hay que sonar, 1995 (for tenor)
  • Yo soy negra, 1995 (for soprano)
  • Y como en un madero, 1998 (for soprano)

F. Arrangements and transcriptions

  • Variations on a gavotte by Prokofieff (for cello and piano), n.d. (probably 1980s during San Antonio period)
  • Variations on “Happy Birthday” (for clarinet, cello and piano), n.d.
  • Transcription – Fugue in D Major from J.S. Bach’s WTC (for string quartet)
  • Transcription – “Du bist die Ruh” by Franz Schubert (for guitar and bass voice)
  • Various sacred quartets (for 4 voices)
  • Hymn preludes (arrangements for organ)