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Adam Knauss is a classically trained composer and arranger, having received composition degrees from Boston University and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.  Below is a list of his works, including select recordings and program notes.  To inquire about commissioning a piece or ordering scores, Contact Adam today!
First Response   (2013)                                  
for solo piano
Duration: 10-11 minutes
Rotating Metal Objects   (2012)
for violin, alto saxophone, and piano
Duration: 9 minutes
White Fog: A Dreamscape   (adapted from 2008 version, 2012)
for violin, alto saxophone, and piano
Duration: 10-11 minutes
Score for S. Ansky's The Dybbuk   (2011)                                              
for cello, contrabass, and cast singers
Duration: Full-length play (approximately 45 minutes of music)
Premiered by Marvell Repertory Theatre at Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, New York, NY
Score for Federico Garcia Lorca's Blood Wedding   (2010-11)
for guitar, violin, and cast singers
Duration: Full-length play (approximately 40 minutes of music)
Premiered by Marvell Repertory Theatre at Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, New York, NY
Portrait   (2010)
for soprano voice and baritone saxophone
Duration: 10-11 minutes
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Program Notes | Listen to recording
The Overflow   (2010)
for solo piano
Duration: 3-4 minutes
A Song for St. Cecilia's Day: History of a Date   (2009-10)
for soprano and cello
Duration: 35 minutes
O Oriens   (2009)
for SATB choir, a cappella
Duration: 5-6 minutes
Funchamente!   (2009)
for bass clarinet, drum set, and marimba
Duration: 9 minutes
Entropy Variations   (2008)
for vibraphone and audible breathing
Duration: 15-18 minutes
Score for Jen Purington's Counter Body Motion   (2008)
Film score for solo piano
Duration: 30-minute documentary film (approximately 10 minutes of music)
Listen to excerpts
Prelude and Fugue   (2007-8)
for saxophone quartet
Duration: 8 minutes
Premiered by the AM/PM Saxophone Quartet at An Die Musik, Baltimore, MD
Listen to premiere performance
White Fog: A Dreamscape   (2007-8)
for cello, tenor saxophone, and vibraphone
Duration: 10-11 minutes
Premiered by No Signal at the Peabody Institute, Baltimore, MD
Program Notes | Listen to premiere performance
String Quartet in three movements   (2007)
Duration: 31 minutes
Program Notes | Listen to recording
Reflections of Change   (adapted from chamber version, 2007)
for symphony orchestra
Duration: 10 minutes
Program Notes | Listen to excerpt
Reflections of Change   (2006-7)
for large chamber ensemble
Duration: 10 minutes
Premiered by ALEA III at Boston University, Boston, MA
Program Notes | Listen to premiere performance
Six Inventions in the manner of J.S. Bach   (2006-7)
for solo piano
Duration: 22 minutes
Program Notes | Listen to recording
Score for Eugène Ionesco's Rhinoceros   (2006)
for clarinet, violin, viola, and cello
Duration: Full-length play (approximately 6 minutes of music)
Premiered at Studio 210, The Huntington Theater, Boston, MA
Listen to excerpts
Miserere Nobis   (2006)
for SATB choir and piano
Duration: 9 minutes
Premiered by the Boston University Concert Choir, Boston, MA
Program Notes | Listen to premiere performance
Score for William Shakespeare's The Tempest   (2005)
for flute, viola, cello, harp, and percussion
Duration: Full-length play (approximately 40 minutes of music)
Premiered at Studio 210, The Huntington Theater, Boston, MA
Rollin' Boil   (2005)
for voice, trumpet, piano, bass, and drums, with lyrics and choreography by Gabrielle Orcha
Duration: 5-6 minutes
Premiered at the Origins Dance Festival in the Boston University Dance Theater, Boston, MA
Score for William Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida   (2005)
for horn, cello, and timpani
Duration: Full-length play (approximately 25 minutes of music)
Premiered at TheaterLab 104, Boston University, Boston, MA
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano   (2005)
Duration: 16 minutes
Program Notes | Listen to recording
Score for Carlo Gozzi's The King Stag   (2005)
for flute, violin, viola, and cello
Duration: Full-length play (approximately 40 minutes of music)
Premiered at Studio 210, The Huntington Theater, Boston, MA
Relief   (2004-5)
for trumpet and piano
Duration: 8 minutes
Thoughts of London   (2004)
for brass quintet
Duration: 16 minutes
The Pond   (2004)
for solo piano
Duration: 2-3 minutes
Listen to recording
Ballade No. 4   (2004)
for solo piano
Duration: 6 minutes
Listen to recording
Three Short Movements for String Trio   (2004)
Duration: 6 minutes
Bidecennial Overture   (2003-4)
for concert band
Duration: 6 minutes
Premiered by the Boston University Concert Band, Boston, MA
Three Ballades   (2003)
for solo piano
Duration: 11 minutes







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