List of compositions by Iannis Xenakis


List of compositions by Iannis Xenakis

This article presents a complete list of compositions by Iannis Xenakis, organized thematically. Within each category, the works are arranged chronologically by year of composition.

Orchestral works

Vocal

* "Anastenaria: Procession aux eaux claires", for SATB chorus of 30 voices, male choir of 15 voices, and orchestra (1953)
* "Hiketides: les suppliates d'Eschyle", for 50 female voices and orchestra (1964)
* "Medea", for male voices and orchestra (1967)
* "Cendrées", for chorus and orchestra (1973–74)
* "Anemoessa", for SATB chorus of 42 or more voices and orchestra (1979)
* "Aïs", for amplified baritone, percussion and orchestra (1980)
* "Nekuïa", for SATB chorus of 54 or more voices and orchestra (1981)
* "Serment-Orkos", for SATB chorus of 32 or more voices and orchestra (1981)

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* "Kraanerg", ballet for orchestra and tape (1968)
* "Antikhthon", ballet for orchestra (1971)

Other orchestral

* "Anastenaria: Le sacrifice" (1953)
* "Metastaseis" (1953–54, also known as "MetastaseisB" and "Metastasis")
* "Pithoprakta" (1955–56)
* "Achorripsis", for an orchestra of 21 instruments (1956–57)
* "Duel", for 2 small orchestras (1959)
* "Syrmos", for string orchestra (1959)
* "Stratégie" (1959–62)
* "ST/48, 1-240162" (1959–62)
* "Akrata", for wind orchestra (1964–65)
* "Terretektorh" (1966)
* "Polytope", for 4 orchestras (1967)
* "Nomos gamma" (1967–8)
* "Synaphaï", for piano and orchestra (1969)
* "Eridanos", for eight brass instruments and string orchestra (1973)
* "Erikhthon", for piano and orchestra (1974)
* "Noomena" (1974)
* "Empreintes" (1975)
* "Jonchaies" (1977)
* "Pour les baleines", for string orchestra (1982)
* "Lichens" (1983)
* "Shaar" (1983)
* "Alax", for three ensembles of 10 instruments each (1985)
* "Horos" (1986)
* "Keqrops", for piano and orchestra (1986)
* "Ata" (1987)
* "Tracées" (1987)
* "Kyania" (1990)
* "Tuorakemsu" (1990)
* "Dox-Orkh", for violin and orchestra (1991)
* "Krinòïdi" (1991)
* "Roáï" (1991)
* "Troorkh", for trombone and orchestra (1991)
* "Mosaïques" (1993)
* "Dämmerschein" (1993–94)
* "Koïranoï" (1994)
* "Ioolkos" (1995)
* "Voile", for string orchestra (1995)
* "Sea-Change" (1997)
* "O-Mega", for percussion soloist and chamber orchestra (1997)

Vocal works

Choral

* "Zyia", for soprano soloist, male chorus, flute and piano (1952, also exists in a version for soprano soloist, flute and piano)
* "Polla ta dhina", for children's choir and orchestra of wind and percussion instruments (1962)
* "Oresteïa", for chorus and 12 instruments (1965–66)
* "Nuits", for SATB chorus of 12 voices (1967–68)
* "A Colone", for male or female voices and chamber orchestra (1977)
* "A Hélène", for female voices and 2 clarinets (1977)
* "Pour la Paix", for SATB chorus, two male speakers, two female speakers, and tape (1981)
* "Chant des Soleils", for SATB chorus, children's choir, brass ensemble and percussion (1983)
* "Idmen A/Idmen B", for SATB chorus of 64 or more voices and percussion (1985)
* "Knephas", for SATB chorus of 32 or more voices (1990)
* "Pu wijnuej we fyp", for children's choir (1992)
* "Bakxai Evrupidou", for bariton soloist, female voices and ensemble (1993)
* "Sea–Nymphs", for SATB chorus of 24 or more voices (1994)

Other vocal

* "N'shima", for two mezzo-soprano or alto soloists, 2 horns, 2 trombones and cello (1975)
* "Akanthos", for soprano, flute, clarinet, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass (1977)
* "Pour Maurice", for baritone soloist and piano (1982)
* "La déesse Athéna", for baritone soloist, piccolo, oboe, E-flat clarinet, doublebass clarinet, contrabassoon, horn, piccolo trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion and cello (1992)

Chamber music

With piano

* "Eonta", for 2 trumpets, 3 trombones and piano (1963–64)
* "Palimpsest", for English horn, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, percussion, piano and string quintet (1979)
* "Dikhthas", for violin and piano (1979)
* "Palimpsest", for English horn, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, percussion, piano and string quintet (1979)
* "Thalleïn", for piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, piccolo trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano and string quintet (1984)
* "Akea", for piano and string quartet (1986)
* "Paille in the Wind", for cello and piano (1992)
* "Plektó", for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and cello (1993)

For string ensemble

* "ST/4, 1-080262", for string quartet (1956–62, transcription of "ST/48, 1-240162")
* "Analogique A", for string ensemble (1958, must be performed with tape work "Analogique B")
* "Aroura", for string ensemble of 12 players (1971)
* "Retours-Windungen", for 12 cellos (1976)
* "Ikhoor", for string trio (1978)
* "Tetras", for string quartet (1983)
* "Tetora", for string quartet (1990)
* "Ergma", for string quartet (1994)
* "Hunem-Iduhey", for violin and cello (1996)
* "Ittidra", for string sextet (1996)
* "Roscobeck", for cello and double bass (1996)

For percussion ensemble

* "Persephassa", for 6 percussionists (1969)
* "Pléïades", for 6 percussionists (1979)
* "Okho", for 3 djembés (1989)

Other chamber

* "ST/10, 1-080262", for clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 horns, harp, percussion and string quartet (1956–62)
* "Amorsima-Morsima", for clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 horns, harp, percussion and string quartet (1962)
* "Atrées", for flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 percussionists, violin and cello (1962)
* "Anaktoria", for clarinet, bassoon, horn, string quartet and double bass (1969)
* "Charisma", for clarinet and cello (1971)
* "Linaia-Agon", for horn, trombone and tuba (1972)
* "Phlegra", for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello and double bass (1975)
* "Epeï", for English horn, clarinet, trumpet, 2 trombones and double bass (1976)
* "Dmaathen", for oboe and percussion (1976)
* "Komboï", for amplified harpsichord and percussion (1981)
* "Khal Perr", for brass quintet and 2 percussionists (1983)
* "Nyûyô", for shakuhachi, sangen and 2 koto (1985)
* "A l'Ile de Gorée", for amplified harpsichord, piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet and string quintet (1986)
* "Jalons", for piccolo, oboe, bass clarinet, doublebass clarinet, contrabassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, harp, string quintet (1987)
* "XAS", for saxophone quartet (1987)
* "Waarg", for piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba and string quintet (1988)
* "Echange", for solo bass clarinet, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba and string quintet (1989)
* "Epcycle", for solo cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, 2 violins, viola and double bass (1989)
* "Ophaa", for harpsichord and percussion (1989)
* "Mnamas Xapin Witoldowi Lutoslavskiemu", for 2 horns and 2 trumpets(1994)
* "Kaï", for flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello and double bass (1995)
* "Kuïlenn", for flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons and 2 horns (1995)
* "Zythos", for trombone and six percussionists (1996)

olo instrumental

For piano

* "Herma", for piano (1961)
* "Evryali", for piano (1973)
* "Mists", for piano (1981)
* "A r. (Hommage à Ravel)", for piano (1987)

For string instrument

* "Nomos alpha", for cello (1965–66)
* "Mikka", for violin (1971)
* "Theraps", for double bass (1975–76)
* "Mikka 'S"', for violin (1976)
* "Kottos", for cello (1977)
* "Embellie", for viola (1981)

Other solo instrumental

* "Gmeeoorh", for organ (1974)
* "Psappha", for percussion (1975)
* "Khoaï", for harpsichord (1976)
* "Naama", for amplified harpsichord (1984)
* "Keren", for trombone (1986)
* "Rebonds", for percussion (1988)

Tape

* "Diamorphoses", 2-track (1957–58)
* "Concret PH", 2-track (1958)
* "Analogique B", 2-track (1958–59, to be performed with the chamber work "Analogique A")
* "Orient-Occident", 2-track (1960)
* "The Thessaloniki World Fair", 1-track (1961, film score)
* "Bohor", 4-track (1962)
* "Hibiki-Hana-Ma", 12-track (1969–70)
* "Persépolis", 8-track (1971)
* "Polytope de Cluny", 8-track (1972)
* "Polytope II" (1974)
* "La legénde d'Eer (Diatope)", 4- or 8-track (1977)

Created using UPIC

* "Mycenae alpha", 2-track (1978)
* "Taurhiphanie", 2-track (1987)
* "Voyage absolu des Unari vers Andromède", 2-track (1989)

Created using Dynamic Stochastic Synthesis

* "GENDY3", 2-track (1991)
* "S.709", 2-track (1994)

Unpublished or withdrawn

This section lists early pieces by Xenakis that have not been published during his lifetime, and works that were withdrawn from the catalogue by the composer himself, for various reasons.
* Seven piano pieces without title, among them "Menuet", "Air populaire", "Allegro molto", "Mélodie", "Andante", all for piano (1949–50, unpublished)
* "Suite", for piano (1950–51, unpublished)
* "Thème et conséquences", for piano (1951, unpublished)
* "Dipli Zyia", for violin and cello (1951, unpublished)
* "Tripli zyia", for voice and piano (1952, unpublished)
* "Trois poèmes", for voice and piano (1952, unpublished)
* "La colombe de la paix", for alto soloist and SATB chorus (1953, unpublished)
* "Stamatis Katotakis", for soloist and male voices (1953, unpublished)
* "Vasarely", tape (1960, withdrawn)
* "Formes rouges", tape (1961, withdrawn)
* "Morsima-Amorsima" (1956–62, withdrawn)
* "GENDY301", tape (1991, withdrawn)
* "Erod", tape (1997, withdrawn, created using UPIC in collaboration with Brigitte Robindoré)

References

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External links

* [http://www.iannis-xenakis.org/fxe/catalog/oeuvre1.html A complete list of works, organized chronologically, with score samples]


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