Shelley Washington

Let's Make Some Noise Together

 

Chamber music

This is music I've written for ensembles ranging from duos of like instruments, trios of un-like instruments, string quartets and beyond. Scores available upon request.


 

MOTHERfigure

(2017) 3'    Baritone Saxophone, Piano, Drum Set - - - Written during the Bang on a Can Summer Festival for Ken Thompson, Vicki Ray and Adam Holmes 

A kind of lung

(2017) 7'      Violin, Cello, Paetzold Contrabass Recorder, Dombra, Afghan Rubab, Sabyzgy, Flute, Piano, Vibraphone, Drum Set, Small Percussion - - - Written for the Bang on a Can Summer Festival

Silk

(2017) 7'    Piano, Upright Bass, Drum set and Vibraphone - - - Written for and premiered by Bearthoven 

ENDLESS ENDLESS ENDLESS     

(2017) 6'    2 Flutes - - - Commissioned by and written for Angela Collier Reynolds

BIG Talk    

(2016) 10’    2 Baritone Saxophones - - - Written for the NYU Pulsing & Shaking Festival and premiered alongside Jordyn Gallinek

SAY  

(2016) 9’30”   String Quartet (uses voice and body percussion throughout) - - - Written in collaboration with Loud Box music collective and premiered by the Schiele String Quartet

TOTAAL     

(2016) 5’   2 Alto Saxophones, 1 Baritone Saxophone, 3 Electric Guitars

Their Name Is Yours    

(2016) 6’   Flute, Violin, Horn in F or Clarinet in Bb, Drum Set, Vocals (by instrumentalists) - - - Written as part of the Composing in the Wilderness course 

It’ll Be Loud     

(2016) 6’   Bassoon, Baritone Saxophone, 2 Electric Guitars

12 Banks 7 Trains      

(2016) 7’50”   Soprano, Alto, Baritone Voice and Body percussion, Piano 4-Hand

MIDDLEGROUND    

(2016) 9’30”    String Quartet

Drive / Big Apple    

(2015) 5’30”   Saxophone Quartet

So He Ran Towards the Mountain      

(2016) 3’  String Quartet OR Saxophone Quartet (2016 and 2013)

Any One Night    

(2014) 3’20”    Cello, Piano, and English Handbell Choir

Chit-Chat 4 Five   

(2012) 3’20”    Saxophone Quartet + 1 extra Alto Saxophone