Works

SOLO

·  Three Summer Sketches ....  12’  (2012)
  (Black Earth; Mineral Point; Spring Green)
  (piano solo; commissioned by the Wisconsin Arts Board)

 

·  Bagatelle after Beethoven   3' (2012)
  (piano solo; commissioned by the International Beethoven Festival)

 
·  Aria and Cadenza for solo violin  10’ (2001)

 

·  Lorca Music per cello solo  10’ (1998)

 

·  Impromptu for solo piano  7’ (1995)



CHAMBER

· QUINTET (for Bb clarinet and string quartet) 30' (2015) 
(commissioned by the American Music Project for the JACK Quartet)


· FATHOMS 32' (2015) 
(Five Impressions of The Tempest, with Prelude, for cello and piano) 


· THORN 15' (2014) 
(violin, horn and piano; for the Britten Sinfonia)


 · XIX (after Gabrieli) 5' (2014) 

(for mixed wind ensemble and percussion; commissioned by CSIC)

·  Duo Sonata  16' (2013)   
  (two French horns and piano)

 

· Rhapsody (after A Day in the Life) (large chamber ensemble) 8' (2013) 
  (commissioned by Great Noise Ensemble)


 · Abaciscus (String Quartet No. 2) 18' (2012) 

(commissioned by Third Angle Ensemble)

·  Flamingo (Five Views of the Calder Sculpture—Chicago)  6’ (2010)
  (flute {dbl piccolo and alto flute}, Bb clarinet {dbl. bass clarinet}, cello and piano) 


·  Reliquary  25’ (2010)
  (violin, cello and piano) 


·  Ink on Paper (String Quartet No. 1) 25'  (2009)   
  (Commissioned by the Concert Artists Guild)

·  TRIO  (Bb clarinet, violin and cello) 10' (2009)
  (commissioned for Xanthos Ensemle)


·  Echoes of Ferrara (alto recorder--dbl. tenor and soprano--and harpsichord) 20' (2006)

  (commissioned by the American Composers Forum)


·  Bright White Smooth  6’ (2005/2006)

  (flute, viola and harp)  (ALSO: flute, cello, one perc., piano) 


·  Fancywork  (violin and guitar) 16' (2005)
  (commissioned by the Barlow Endowment)


·  A Canticle in Shards (flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, bassoon and piano) 7' (2005)
  (commissioned by the Connecticut Commission on Culture)


·  Stanza della Segnatura  18’ (2004)
  (2 recorders, viola da gamba and harpsichord)


·  wrecked angels ...  12’ (2003)
  (flute, guitar and cello) 


·  Interiors of a Courtyard  20’ (2003)
  (guitar and mandolin)

·  Cool RED Cool (after Andy Warhol Self Portrait)  7’ (2000)
  (flute, alto sax, trumpet, 2 percussion, piano and bass)

·   Sonata da Chroma  16’ (2000)
  (oboe, Bb clarinet, one percussion, cello and harpsichord)

·  Caravaggio  8’ (2000)
  (oboe {or trumpet}, Bb clarinet, one percussion, cello and harpsichord {or piano})

·  Lines Written in Early Spring (after Wordsworth, 1789)  9’ (2000)
  (flute, English horn and piano; flute, viola and piano)



VOCAL

·  Peter Quince at the Clavier 14’  (2017)
  (after a text by Wallace Stevens)

  (for baritone and piano)

  (commissioned by Anna Ferro for baritone Tobias Greenhalgh)


·  Winterleben  25’  (2015)
  (after a text by Friedrich Rückert)

  (for mezzo soprano, French horn and piano)

  (commissioned by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting for Los Angeles Phil principal horn, Andrew Bain)


 ·  Sonnets from Neruda  28’  (2014)

  (after six texts by Pablo Neruda)

  (for mezzo soprano, baritone and piano)


·  Needles in my flesh ....  12’  (2012)
  (after five texts by poet Pia Tafdrup)
  (for mezzo soprano and double bass; commissioned by the Danish Arts Council)

 

·  Tiger Psalms  (after texts by Ted Hughes) 16' (2011)
  (Commissioned by Fulcrum Point New Music Project)
  (for mezzo soprano soloist with flute, clarinet, trumpet, viola, double bass, one perc. and piano)

 

·  Fallen Eve  (Five Songs after Hughes) 17' (2005)
  (commissioned by the Abelson Foundation for International Contemporary Ensemble)
  (for mezzo soprano soloist with flute, clarinet, violin, cello, one perc. and piano)


·  la tristesse durera toujours  (after Van Gogh)  23’ (2003)
  (for soprano soloist with clarinet, violin, cello, one percussion and piano)

·  Collage a Trois Trobar  10’ (1999)
  (for five mixed voices with recorders and percussion)



CHORAL

· Ode to a Nightingale  (after the text by John Keats) 16’ (2017)                                                     

(commissioned for Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir of Copenhagen and cellist Toke Moldrup)

(for SATB and solo cello)


· Crucifixus  (from the Ordinary of the Latin Mass) 12’ (2017)                                                     

(for Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir of Copenhagen)

(for SATB/SATB and solo cello)


· The Bird of Dawning Singeth  (after a text by Shakespeare/Hamlet) 5’ (2016)

(for twelve solo voices: SSSAAATTTBBB)


· Judas mercator pessimus  (from the Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday) 5’ (2016)

(for six unaccompanied male voices: AATTBrB)


 · Four Preludes  (after a text by T.S. Eliot) 8' (2013)                                                                 

(commissioned by Composers and Schools in Concert)                                                               

(SATB, string orchestra and piano)


· Shhhhh 7’ (2005)
(triptych for mixed choir a cappella)


· Love Among the Ruins 8’ (2001/2002)
(for mixed choir: SATB unaccompanied)
(OR: for mixed choir SATB, with ten winds, 2 percussion, harp, piano, and bass)


· Agnus Dei  9’ (1997/2005)
  (for SATB and ten instruments)

· Missa solemnis in fragminis 25’ (1997)
(for SATB and Chamber Orchestra)



ORCHESTRAL


· Twelve 18' (2017)                                                                                                                   

(for large orchestra; after The Windows of Jerusalem of Marc Chagall)      


· PUCK - fleeing from the dawn 7' (2017)
(for large orchestra; after the 1837 painting by David Scott)  


 · Chase  - A Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra 25' (2017)
(after the sculptures of artist Alberto Giacometti)
(commissioned by the Munich Philharmonic)


· ROCKS 21' (2016)
(for symphonic winds, brass, harp, piano, double bass and percussion)                     

(commissioned by a consortium of 21 US colleges and universities and the University of Cambridge)


· Nescientis Animi 14' (2016)
(for orchestra; after the math of Gottfried Leibniz)


 · Saint Blue 10' (2014)

(double concerto for trumpet, piano and strings, after Kandinsky)
(commissioned by the English Symphony Orchestra with generous support from the English Arts Council)

 · Where the Wild Things Are 21' (2014)
(for large orchestra; after the story by Maurice Sendak)
(commissioned by the Cleveland Orchestra, Dallas Symphony and Portland Symphony)


 ·  Mephisto Waltz No.3 by Liszt/arr. Geoffrey Gordon 10' (2014)

(commissioned by the Copenhagen Philharmonic)


· Concerto for Cello and Orchestra 24' (2013)
(after Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus)
(commissioned by the Copenhagen Philharmonic)

 

· Concerto for Flute and Orchestra 20' (2012)
(commissioned by the Buffalo Philharmonic)


· Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra 27' (2010)
(commissioned by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)

 

· Meditation and Allegro for Viola and Ensemble 15' (2010)
(for chamber orchestra; commissioned for Ensemble Meitar)

 

· Shock Diamonds (for large orchestra) 13' (2008)
(commissioned for Boston Modern Orchestra Project)


·  Lux Solis Aeterna  (for chamber orchestra)  9’ (2007)

·  An Imagined Poussin Triptych  20’ (2001)
  (a fantasia in three movements for string orchestra) 


·  Sones Sueño del Maya  11’ (2001)

  (for orchestral winds and percussion) 


·  Mis en scene (for large orchestra)  8’ (1999)


·  Concerto in One Movement for Violin and Orchestra  16’ (1997)


BALLET 

·  The House of Bernarda Alba (after the Lorca play)  54’ (1995)
  (Ballet in three acts for mixed chamber ensemble; also: three concert Suites)

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Gordon: A Canticle in Shards
Gordon: Lux solis aeterna
Gordon: wrecked angels
Gordon: Bright White Smooth
Gordon: Fancywork
Gordon: La tristesse durera toujours
Gordon: Ink on Paper
Gordon: Shock Diamonds
Gordon: Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Cello
Gordon: Meditation and Allegro for Viola and Chamber Ensemble
Gordon: Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
Gordon: Abaciscus (for string quartet)
Gordon: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (after Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus)
Gordon: Duo Sonata
Gordon: Winterleben
Gordon: FATHOMS: Five Impressions of Shakespeare's The Tempest (with Prelude) for cello and piano
Gordon: Crucifixus (for SSAATTBB and solo cello)
Gordon: PUCK - fleeing from the dawn

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