Pete Rose
 
 

Modern Recorder Music
  

Compositions

Published Solo Works:

BASS BURNER (1994) To hear Pete play this click here
for bass and alto recorders, voice and gong (1 player)
commissioned by Gerhard Braun for Johannes Fischer
An exciting and firey piece in a modern jazz idiom
Carus-Verlag 11.601

I'D RATHER BE IN PHILADELPHIA (1992)
for solo alto recorder
commissioned by Judith Linsenberg
A lighthearted set of three written out jazz solos on familiar chord progressions
Universal Edition UE 30214

MEDIEVAL NIGHTS (1998)To hear Pete play this click here
for solo tenor recorder
commissioned by Gerhard Braun
A quotational work based on a 14th century dance tune
Carus-Verlag 11.605

STREET MUSICIAN (1998)
for soprano recorder
a brief work for young players
published in "Spielbuch 3" (Ed. Braun/Fischer)
Ricordi SY2616

THE BIRD AND THE DONKEY (2006)
for soprano and 2 altos (1 player)
commissioned by Gunter Janoschka
a pair of fanciful works - both light-hearted and challenging
Heinrichshofen N2583

THIS AND THAT (1999)
for soprano and sopranino recorders (1 player)
commissioned by Gunter Janoschka
a quirky composition employing elements from jazz, European avant garde music and minimal music
Carus-Verlag 11.608

THREE ETUDES BEFORE AND AFTER THE BLUES (1996)
for soprano recorder
a set of musically adventurous yet technically accessible studies for young recorder players
published in "Spielbuch 2" (Ed. Braun/Fischer)
Ricordi SY 2615

Published Chamber Music:

THE KID FROM VENEZUELA (1990)
for soprano recorder and piano
commissioned by Aldo Abreu
Lively modern jazz, but with everything written out rather than improvised
Universal Edition UE 30190

Mega-RONY (2007)
for recorder orchestra (SSAATTBGb & optional percussion)
commissioned by The Recorder Orchestra of New York
A fanciful narrative piece in a modern jazz idiom that portrays the routine day of an average person.
Edition Moeck 3306

MOONDUST (2007)
for recorder quartet (TTTB & SATB)
commissioned by the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet
A virtuoso work in bebop style with interesting twists and paradoxes
Heinrichshofen N2641

NEW BRAUN BAG (1992)
for recorder trio (alto, tenor, bass)
commissioned by Gerhard Braun
composed in a Bebop style with written out jazz solos and a walking bass (recorder!)
Universal Edition UE 30190

NICE FOLKS (1997)
for recorder (1 player doubling on soprano, alto and tenor)
and guitar
commissioned by Aldo Abreu, David Barnett, David Bellugi, Vickie Boeckman, Clea Galhano and John Tyson
based on folk songs treated as purely linear entities and subjected to idioms of harmony, rhythm, timbre, nuance and structural forms that would not normally be associated with them
Carus-Verlag 11.607

PENDULUM (1995)
a duet for alto and bass recorders
commissioned by Second Wind (Roxanne Layton & Roy Sansom)
this piece attempts to synthesize the fundamentally different structural methods of jazz and classical music
Carus-Verlag 11.604

TALL P (1990)
for recorder quartet (alto, tenor, bass, great bass)
commissioned by the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet
a jazz piece based on the 12 bar blues written for the world's premier recorder ensemble
Edition Moeck 2816

WAITING FOR A BUS (1994)To hear the 1st movement click here
for recorder quintet (soprano, alto, alto {or tenor}, tenor, bass)
commissioned by Daved Barnett
a fusion of the music of Machaut and Dufay with world music and jazz elements as well as avant garde improvisation and theater, all done in a way that is accessible to both players and listeners
Universal Edition UE 30372

WAYFARING STRANGER (1993)
for amplified alto recorder, percussion and electronic or
accoustic drone
commissioned by Gerhard Braun
a composed work in an advanced jazz idiom influenced by John Coltrane and based on an old spiritual
Edition Moeck 2564


This list does not include unpublished works, improvisations and compositions due to be published but not yet in print.