Full Catalogue of Works

A Festival Procession

Band (College/Professional level)

Ancren Chronicles

SSA divisi + Solos, Harp, 2 Percussion

A Maze (With Grace)

(1975; revised 2003)
Open Instrumentation

…And It Comes Out Here

Open Instrumentation

Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches

(1998; revised, 2010, 2017)
Flute (Piccolo, Alto Flute), Clarinet (Bass Clarinet), Violin (Viola), Cello, Percussion and Keyboards

Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika

Prerecorded synthesized and sampled sound.

Anonymous Fame

Saxophone Quartet

Ave Maris Stella


B-flat Piece

Band (any level)

Big Bend Portrait

Produced by The National Park Service.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Mezzo-Soprano, Women’s Voices, Guitar, Recorders, Percussion


Youth String Orchestra


Flute (Piccolo, Alto Flute), Clarinet (Bass Clarinet), Violin (Viola), Cello, Percussion and Piano


Produced by Daniel and Eileen Gianneschi; directed by Daniel Gianneschi; written by Roger Welsch.

The Crucible

(1994, revised 2014)
Flute, Oboe (English Horn), Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass, Mandolin, Percussion and Piano

Dark of the Moon

Prerecorded synthesizer and live singer/guitarist
Currently Unavailable

De Profundis


The Devil’s Handyman

Flute (Piccolo, Alto Flute), Clarinet (Bass Clarinet), Violin (Viola), Cello, Percussion, Piano

The Devil’s Handyman Suite

Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone (+ “whee whistle”), Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone (+ slapstick, cowbell, vibraslap, slide whistle, and duck call)

The Devil’s Polka

Solo Accordion and friends (if any).

Devil’s Rain

Open Instrumentation

The Elephant Man


The Gift

Produced by The National Park Service; directed by Tom Kleiman; written by Tom Kleiman.

Shown at the Byrd Visitor Center, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.

Harusame (Spring Rain)

Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Piano

Hymn Cluster

3 small SATB Choirs
Currently Unavailable


Orchestra (college/professional level)
Currently Unavailable


Flute (Piccolo, Alto Flute), Clarinet, Violin (Viola), Cello, Percussion, Piano and Tap Dancer


Band (beginning/intermediate level)
Currently Unavailable

The Lark

Prerecorded and processed SATB chorus

Let Me Face the Dark Sky



(1976; revised 1981, 2003, 2021)

5 Women, 1 Man, Small Children’s Chorus; flute (Piccolo), 2 Clarinets (2nd doubling Bass Clarinet), 2 Horns, Percussion, Keyboard, Piano (Toy Piano), 2 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos, Contrabass

Libretto by Lindé Hayen Herman


Prerecorded synthesized and sampled sound.

Missa Brevis

Unison Choir, Organ
Currently Unavailable

Missa Cantata

SSA, Brass Quintet
Currently Unavailable

Missa Solemnis

SATB (large), SATB (small), Brass Quintet
Currently Unavailable

Night Music

Flute (Piccolo, Alto Flute), Clarinet (Bass Clarinet), Violin (Viola), Cello, Percussion, Piano

Nigra Sum sed Formosa!

2 Sopranos, Organ, optional SATB, optional String Quartet

No Chance

Percussion ensemble of at least six players.

November Valedictory

Version for Orchestra

November Valedictory

Version for Band

O Magnum Mysterium

SSA divisi, Organ

Peer Gynt

Prerecorded synthesized and sampled sound.


Horn, Piano

Psalm 8

SATB, Organ
Currently Unavailable


​(for children) SA, 2-part Recorder Consort, Orff Instrument Ensemble, Rhythm Instruments, Piano
Currently Unavailable

Sound Frames

Oboe, Alto Saxophone, Trombone, Vibraphone

Suite from “The Crucible”

Orchestra (college/professional level)

Suite from “The Gift”

Youth String Orchestra


Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Percussion, Piano

Thirteen Ways

Flute (Piccolo, Alto Flute), Clarinet (Bass Clarinet), Violin (Viola), Cello, Percussion, Piano

Three for Marimba

Solo Percussion (a one-marimba adaptation of “Three for Two and One”)

Three for Two and One

Solo Percussion (2 Marimbas, one tuned a quarter-tone flat)

Three Sisters

Violin, Cello, and Piano

Three Spirits

Soprano, Flute (Piccolo, Alto Flute), Clarinet (Bass Clarinet), Violin (Viola), Cello, Percussion, Piano

To Kill a Mockingbird

Prerecorded synthesized and sampled sound.

Two Songs

Soprano, Flute, Piano

Variations and Theme

String Quartet version

Variations and Theme

String Orchestra version

Variations and Theme

Brass Quintet version

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Prerecorded child’s voice and synthesizer.
Currently Unavailable
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?Who Stole the Polka?

Guy Klucevsek

1992, Eva Records – WWCX 2037

?Who Stole the Polka? is the second volume of pieces that accordionist Guy Klucevsek commissioned from composers ranging widely over the contemporary new music scene in the mid-’80s. 

Track 9A

“The Devil’s Polka”

Serenely Cedille

eighth blackbird

Cedille Records – CDR 8001

This new disc of calming classics, drawn from 16 different, acclaimed CDs in the Cedille Records catalog, consists of rare gems of relaxing classical music, ranging from symphony and concerto movements to solo piano, choral, and chamber works. 

Track 9

“Thirteen Ways” - Mvt. IV


Round Nut Tool

eighth blackbird

“Round Nut Tool is our debut CD! A mix of our favorite works from the 1998-99 season, including excerpt tracks from Thomas Albert’s Thirteen Ways. This CD was independently recorded in Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin College, Oberlin OH. Produced and recorded by Michael Schulze and Charles Dixon. Additional support provided by AT&T Research Labs.” 

Tracks 6-8

“Thirteen Ways” - Mvts. VI, XI, VIII

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Eighth Blackbird - Thirteen Ways, Thomas Albert

Thirteen Ways

eighth blackbird

2003, Cedille Records
Thirteen Ways is Eighth Blackbird’s commercial recording debut album on Cedille Records, featuring music by four of America’s most gifted composers: David Schober (b. 1974), Thomas Albert (b. 1948), Joan Tower (b. 1938), and George Perle (b. 1915).
Tracks 12 – 24

“Thirteen Ways”

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Thomas Albert, Composer - A Maze (with Grace), Devil's Rain - Relâche

On Edge


1990, Mode Records – mode 22
Founded in Philadelphia in 1977, Relâche is devoted to the development and performance of contemporary music with an emphasis on works of an experimental nature.
Track 3

“A Maze (With Grace)”

Track 4

“Devil's Rain”


Thomas Albert, Night Music - Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble

Drunken Moon/Night Music

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble

2007, Lime Green Productions
Two engaging, imaginative and accessible works are featured on this disk of commissions from our 30th Anniversary Season.
(Tracks 11 – 17)

“Night Music”

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