MICHAEL KALLSTROM

LIST OF WORKS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
(updated April 11, 2014 - added video of SOULS MADE OF MUSIC)
(I am in the continuing process of annotating this list and will also post mp3 files
and pdf examples of some of the works.)

Please contact Michael Kallstrom at michael.kallstrom@wku.edu if you are interested in purchasing any of the works below.

Here is a link to some of my works with animation and my Electric Opera, GHOSTS!!
http://vimeo.com/user9924704/videos


Here is a link to some digital media works on SoundCloud:
http://soundcloud.com/michael-kallstrom

Here is a link to some of my poetry and digital artwork:
http://michaelkallstrom.wordpress.com/

ALL YOU NEED, for bass voice and electronics. Three movements, each based on the phrase “all you need is love,” with one movement in English, one in German and one in Spanish. The electronics consist of the composer’s voice, recorded and digitally manipulated. First and last movements are energetic and rhythmically propelled while second sounds somewhat like Tibetan chanting. Finale.

AND SO, I DARE SUGGEST, for baritone voice and chamber ensemble. Manuscript. Click to listen.

ANTARCTICA, a symphony for orchestra.  In three movements for full orchestra. The Adagio is an elegy for the composer’s father. Finale.

AROUND THE CLOCK, for alto saxophone and tape or piano. A very rhythmic, energetic work in three movements with a lyrical second movement. Finale.

AROUND THE CLOCK, version for horn in F and tape or piano. Finale.

AROUND THE CLOCK, version for alto saxophone and wind ensemble. Manuscript. Click to listen Movt. 1.

AROUND THE CLOCK, version for Horn in F and orchestra. Finale. Click here to listen to the third movement, Allegro con brio.

ARRIVAL, for wind ensemble. Composed on commission from the NBA student chapters. This work will serve as the prelude to a proposed opera based on THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL. Finale. Click to listen on Souncloud.

ASTRAL PROJECTIONS, for mezzo soprano, bass voice, horn in F, percussion and synthesizer, with electronic interludes and video projections.
Each section alludes to a different constellation. This work was premiered in Hardin Planetarium. Manuscript. Click to listen to "Arcturus."

AYK, for solo piano. Based on a 12-tone row. Manuscript.

AS THE WORLD TURNS, for percussion ensemble.  There are six, modular movements that can be played in any order. Manuscript.

BARREN RIVER, for woodwind quintet. In three movements. Manuscript. Composed for the Barren River Quintet. Click to listen.

BELLS AND PIPES, for oboe, horn in F and piano. In one movement. Composed for the Trio Arundel. Finale.

BEYOND AND BEYOND, for violin and piano in three movements. Finale. Click to listen a MIDI version of the first movement.

BREAKING AWAY, for horn in F and mixed percussion. In one movement. Composed for Chris and Leslie Norton (Professor of Percussion at Belmont University and the First Horn for the Nashville Symphony). Finale. Click here to listen.

BRIGHT NAMES, BURNING LIGHTS, for flute and piano. In three movements. A CD recording of the work is available on Centaur Recordings (The Flute Chamber Music of Michael Kallstrom). Finale. Click to listen to the opening of movement one.

BROAD AND BARE AND FULL OF LIGHT, for unaccompanied bass voice. Finale. Click to listen.

BROTHERS IN ARMS, for horn in F and electronic tape. Two movements, slow-fast, with an electronic part featuring synthesized sounds and the composer’s voice. Commissioned by Paul Basler, Professor of Horn at the University of Florida. Finale.

BURST INTO SONG, for children’s choir, SATB choir, brass quintet and organ. In one movement. Commissioned by the Church in Gainesville, Florida. Finale.

CHANGING TIMES AND COLORS, for trumpet, trombone and piano in three movements. Click to listen to Movt. 1.

CHANSONS POPULAIRES, for low voice (Baritone, Mezzo) and piano. Finale. Click to listen to "Let The World Go On,"     "We Know It's True,"
   "All my Life"   "Alone"  "Credo"   "The Best Of Trades"    "The Feeling Lonely."   "Time Will Come To You"
   
CHORAL MASS, for SATB choir. An acapella setting in English. Manuscript.

CLANDESTINE NUMERALS, for clarinet and piano. In three Movements. Manuscript. Click to listen.

CLOUDY, for eight horns in F. A slow, lyrical movement based on a section of the composer’s opera, SUNDAY PAGES. Finale.

COLLOCATION, for orchestra. In one movement. Manuscript.

COME LIFE, SHAKER LIFE, for orchestra. Finale. Click to listen.

CORRIDORS, three movements for electronic tape. Click to listen to "Into the Light."

CRAZY RHYTHM, for horn quartet. Four movements commissioned by the Quadre Quartet. Finale.

CRIMSON, for clarinet, horn and piano. In three movements featuring a very beautiful, slow second movement. Manuscript.
Click to listen to movt. 2

CRISIS, for trombone quartet and timpani. In one movement. Manuscript. Click to listen.

CRYSTALLOMANCY, for bass voice, video projection, and electronic tape. Manuscript.

CYLINDRICAL SYMPHONY, for flute choir. Manuscript.

DANCE, for violin, ‘cello and piano in one movement. Manuscript.

DAY GOES ON FOREVER (THE), a song cycle of high voice and piano.

DEATH OF MOSES (THE), for baritone voice, flute, oboe and piano. Click to the listen to the final section.

DEATHS AND RESURRECTIONS, five pieces for SATB choir and piano on English and French texts from the
early 1900's. Finale. Click to listen to "We sing the love of danger."  Click to listen to "Deaths And resurrections"

DECLARATIONS, for mezzo soprano, bass voice, flute, clarinet, bassoon,
trumpet, piano and percussion. Manuscript. Click to listen to the opening sections.

DIALECTIC, for woodwind quintet. Manuscript. Click to listen.

DREAMS, for oboe, bassoon and piano. Finale.

DREAMS AND THE SHORE, for bass voice, flute and percussion. Finale. Click to listen to the opening.

DUET No.1, for two ‘cellos. Manuscript.

EASTERN BRILLIANCE, for horn and electronics or piano. Finale. Click to listen to the piano version.

ECHOES, for SSA choir. Finale.

FLUCTUATIONS, for flute choir. Manuscript. Click to listen.

FORWARD DRIVE, an electronic score for modern dance. Click to listen.

FOUNTAIN, for bass voice, clarinet and piano. Manuscript. Click to listen to "The Water Jumps."

FRANKENSTEIN, a ballet in two acts. Electronic score. Finale. Click to listen to "Folk Dance" from Act Two.

GIOVANNI’S FANTASY, for trombone and electronics or piano, based on themes from Mozart's opera. Manuscript. Click to the third movement, "Presto."

GREAT DAY COMING, for trombone and percussion. Manuscript.

GREAT DAY COMING, version for trombone and piano. Click to listen.

HEADBANGER, for horn quartet. Finale.

GHOSTS!!, a music theater work for bass voice, electronics, puppets and masks. Manuscript. Click to watch GHOSTS!! on Vimeo.
Click to listen to GHOSTS!! Act One.  Click to listen to GHOSTS!! Act Two.

HEAVY METAL, for brass quintet. Finale.

HOLLOW MEN (THE), a song cycle for tenor and piano. Manuscript.

HURRICANE FORCE, for solo clarinet/alto saxophone and concert band in three movements. Finale.

HYMN, for SATB choir and electronic CD on a text in Latin. Manuscript. Click to listen.

I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, an Easter cantata for bass voice, SATB choir and piano. Finale. Click to listen.

IT HAD TO BE, for flute, oboe, clarinet and piano. Click to listen to the opening of the last movement.

IMPROVS, for improvising vocalist, digital audio and animated videos. Click here to watch on Vimeo.

INNER FLAME, for solo bass clarinet. Finale. Click to listen.

INNER FLAME, version for solo alto saxophone. Finale.

IN THE CLEAR BLUE, for two flutes and piano. Finale. Click to listen on Soundcloud.

INTO THE DEEP, a music theater work for bass voice, electronics and video projections. Manuscript.

JAMMIN, for 16 horns in F. Finale.

JEEPERS, for horn quartet and wind ensemble. Finale. Click here to listen.

JEEPERS, version for horn quartet and string orchestra. Finale.

JUMP UP, for clarinet, horn and piano in three movements. Finale.  Click to listen to the third movement.

KEEP THE FAITH, for solo piano. In three movements. Finale. Click to listen to movement three.

LET’S PLAY, for violin, clarinet and piano. Finale. Click to listen.

LIFE IS DREAMING, eight improvisatory movements for voice, woodwinds and electronic tape. Finale.
Click to listen to "Sing Her Name." 
Click to watch the animation for "Sing Her Name." (low res swf. version)
Click to listen to "Life is Dreaming."
Click to watch an excerpt of the accompanying animation for "Life is Dreaming."
Click to listen to "Dark Storm."
Click to listen to "Dream Within a Dream." (this movement is specifically notated).
(Click to go to the LIFE IS DREAMING page)

LIFT YOUR HAND, for violoncello and piano in three movements. Finale. Click here to listen on SoundCloud.

LION”S TALE (A), for spoken voice, baritone and piano. Manuscript.

MAGIC FLIGHT, for alto and soprano saxophone, ‘cello and piano. Finale. Movt. 1 - listen.

MISSA BREVIS, for bass voice and electronics. Manuscript. Click to listen.

MIXED COMPANY, for flute, clarinet, synthesizer and piano. Manuscript.

MOON’S MORNING, for trumpet and piano. In three movements. Finale. Click to listen to Movt. 3.

MOUNTAINS, RIVERS, CAVERNS, for bass voice, SATB choir and orchestra. In three movments with texts
by the composer. Manuscript. Click to listen to "Bells of White."

MUSIC INTO NIGHT, for solo clarinet. Finale. Click here to listen on SoundCloud.

MY SOUL'S AT LIBERTY, for soprano solo, unison choir, brass quintet, timpani and organ. Finale. Click to listen.

MYTHS OF MUSIC, three songs for two flutes, bass voice and piano. Finale.

NASCENCE, for oboe, ‘cello and piano. Manuscript.

NEXUS, for orchestra. Manuscript. Click to listen.

NOCTURNE-A NIGHT ON THE STREET, for violin, clarinet, piano and percussion
with audience participation. Manuscript. Click to listen.

NOISY DREAMING, for flute, clarinet, horn and bassoon. Manuscript. Click to listen to Movt. 1.

OBVERSE/INVERSE, for solo piano. Manuscript. Click to listen.

ONE SONG FAR AWAY, for soprano and orchestra. Finale. Click to listen.

ON THE BRINK OF STILLNESS, for flute, violin and piano in two movements. Finale. Click to listen to the Allegro on SoundCloud.

OPERATIC DUET, for alto saxophone, horn and piano. Finale.

OZYMANDIAS, for baritone, oboe, flute and electronic tape (using the composer's voice). In one movement. Finale. Click to listen.

PARABOLIC FANTASY, for alto saxophone and piano. Finale. Click to listen to movt. 1.  Click to listen to movt. 2

PARABOLIC FANTASY, version for viola and piano.

PAUN I KOLO, for chamber orchestra. Finale.

PHOTON MIGRATIONS, for electronic tape. Click to listen.

PIANO STUDIES I-V, for solo piano. Manuscript.

PIERS AND BRIDGES, for double SATB choir. Manuscript. Click to listen.

PRESSURE POINTS, for solo percussionist and wind ensemble. Manuscript.

PREY and WOMEN, two songs for baritone voice and piano. Manuscript.

RAIN, three songs for baritone voice and vibraphone. Manuscript. Click to listen.
  
RAIN GARDENS, for flute, clarinet, bassoon and piano. Manuscript. Click to play.

RAPID CLEARING, for chamber orchestra. Manuscript. Click to listen.

RED ROCK, for symphonic band. Finale. Click here to listen.

RHYTHM GARDEN, a suite for alto saxophone and piano. Finale. Click to listen.

RIP TIDE, for piano and mixed percussion. Finale.

ROCK EPISCOPAL SERVICE, for unison voices and piano with optional rock band. Manuscript.

ROUGH AND READY, for bassoon quartet. Finale.

SACCO AND VANZETTI, a song cycle for baritone voice and piano. Manuscript. Click to listen to the last song in the cycle.

SCENES, three songs for mezzo soprano and marimba. Manuscript.

SCHOOL’S OUT, a one-act opera for children’s voices, piano and electronics. Finale. Click to listen to "Planet Q"

SECOND VISION, for solo flute. Manuscript. Click to listen.

SHADOWDROPS-SHADOWFIRE, for organ. Manuscript.

SHARE THE LIGHT, for horn in F and piano. Finale.

SILKEN KISSES, three songs for mezzo soprano, flute and piano. Finale. Click here to listen to Silken Kisses, Open Mind
and Changing Tides on Soundcloud.


SINE SOLE SILEO, for clarinet quartet. Click to listen.

SINGING MY SONG, for violin, bassoon and piano. In three movements. Finale. Click to listen.

SHARE THE LIGHT, for horn in F and piano. Finale.

SHINING MOMENT, for solo horn in F. Finale.

SKY WHEEL SPINS, for flute choir. Finale.

SMALL SONGS, four minmalist songs for soprano and piano. Each song uses 100 notes or less! Finale.

SOLO NECESITAS EL AMOR, three movements for violin, ‘cello and piano. Finale. Click to listen Movement I.

SONNET-SILENCE for TTBB choir. Manscript.

SOULS AND SOUNDS, for bass voice, flute and piano in six movements. Finale.Click to listen to the opening of the fifth movement and the sixth movement.

SOULS MADE OF MUSIC, for bass voice and horn quartet. Finale. Click to listen and watch.

SOUP, AND OTHER JOKES, for baritone voice and piano. Manuscript.

STAINED LIGHT, a music theater work for bass voice, electronics, video projections, and puppets. Manuscript.
Click to listen to Act 1.  Click to listen to Act 2.

STANZAS, for concert band. Manuscript. Click to listen.

STARFLAME, for horn quartet. Finale. Click to listen.

STORIES, a music theater work for bass voice, electronics, and puppets, based on adaptations of Old Testament Bible stories.
Manuscript. Click to listen to Act 1.   Click to listen to Act.

SUNDAY PAGES, an opera in two acts for voices and chamber ensemble
with a libretto by the composer. Manuscript. Click to listen to the Act Two finale.

SUMMER SONGS, for baritone voice and guitar. Manuscript. Click to listen.

SUNFIELDS, for string quartet. Manuscript.

SUNSPOTS, for harpsichord. Manuscript. Click to listen

TAKE IT, for percussion ensemble. Finale. Click here to listen.

TELL ME YOUR NAME, a music theater work for bass voice, electronics,
video projections and shadow puppets. Finale. Click to listen to "Raven."

THE FALLING CINDERS OF TIME for solo flute in one movement. Finale. Click here to listen.

THE MUSIC FALLS IN, for flute and percussion. Finale.

THREE JOKES, for voice and piano. Manuscript.  Click to listen to the third joke.

THREE MOODS, for chamber orchestra. Manuscript.

THREE WISHES, for clarinet and piano. Finale. Click to hear Movt. 1  Click to hear Movt. 2  Click to hear Movt. 3

TIMBER MOON, four short pieces for SATB choir. Manuscript.

TIME CONVERGING, for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone and piano. Finale. Click to listen

TOWERS AND SPIRES, for orchestra. Manuscript. Click to listen.

TROPISM, for violin, ‘cello and piano. Manuscript. Click to listen.

TROUBLED SLEEP, for baritone voice and chamber orchestra. Manuscript. Click to listen.

TRUMPET NINES, for solo trumpet. Manuscript. Click to listen.

UPWARD BELLS, for tuba and piano. Finale.

VENI EMMANUEL, for percussion and organ. Manuscript. Click to listen.

VENITE, for SATB choir, clarinet, bassoon and percussion. Text in English. Manuscript. Click here to listen.

VOICES, for flute, clarinet and bassoon. Manuscript. Click to listen.

WEEP, O MINE EYES, a song for baritone voice and piano. Manuscript.

WEIRD TERRAIN, for orchestra. Manuscript.

WHEN THE FUTURE HAS PASSED, for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and harpsichord or piano. Manuscript. Click to listen.

WHITE WATER, for brass quintet. Finale. Click to listen on SoundCloud

WHY IS THE HOUR SO LATE? a suite in six movements for string quintet. Finale.

WIND, WATER, FLAME, for baritone voice, electronics and piano. Manuscript. Click to listen.

WITCHCRAFT BY A PICTURE, a song cycle for baritone voice and piano. Manuscript. Click to listen.

WITH WINGS AS EAGLES, four movements for alto saxophone, ‘cello and piano. Finale.  Movt 1 - listen.

YOU MIGHT LIKE TO HEAR MY ORGAN, for organ. Finale. click to listen to Movt. 3 "Dance"

ZING!, for double bass and piano. Finale.

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