Michael Finnissy

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Michael Finnissy is a composer known for his imaginative, eclectic style and sometimes controversial advocacy of political and cultural ideas within his musical works. One often finds sympathy for gay-related…
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Compositions

Year Title
Amphithéâtre des Sciences Mortes, for soloist & unspecified ensemble Chamber Music Open Form
2016 Andersen-Liederkreis, for voice & piano Vocal Music Song Cycle
Anima Christi, for chorus Choral
1983 Australian Sea Shanty, Set 2, for piano Keyboard
Autumnall for piano Keyboard
Ave regina coelorum, motet Choral Motet
Âwâz-e Niyâz, for oboe & piano Chamber Music Duet
2000 Bachsche Nachdichtungen (Bach-ian post-poesis), for piano Keyboard
Banumbirr Miscellaneous (Classical)
2014 Beat Generation Ballads, for piano Keyboard Ballade
1988 Beuk o' Newcassel Sangs, for soprano, clarinet & piano Vocal Music Song Cycle
Bright Future Ignoring Dark Past, for piano trio Chamber Music
Ceci n'est pas une forme, for oboe, violin & ensemble Chamber Music
2012 Choralvorspiele, for piano Keyboard Chorale Prelude
1974 Cipriano, madrigal for 7 voices Vocal Music Madrigal
2004 Civilisation, for string quartet Chamber Music String Quartet
2016 Clarinetten-Liederkreis, for clarinet & string quartet Chamber Music Quintet
Contrapunctus XIX, for string quartet Chamber Music String Quartet
Dann nicht zu fragen, for voice & piano Vocal Music Art Song
1984 Delal, for oboe d'amore & percussion Chamber Music
Descriptive Jottings of London, for chorus Choral
1982 Dilok, for oboe & percussion Chamber Music
Dove's Figary, for cello Chamber Music
1997 Eadweard Muybridge - Edvard Munch, for solo Piano Keyboard
1990 Enek, for violin Chamber Music
English Country Tunes for piano, No. 1, Green Meadows Keyboard
English Country Tunes for piano, No. 2, Midsummer Morn Keyboard
English Country Tunes for piano, No. 3, I'll give my Love a Garland Keyboard
English Country Tunes for piano, No. 4, May and December Keyboard
English Country Tunes for piano, No. 5, Lies and Marvels Keyboard
English Country Tunes for piano, No. 6, The seeds of Love Keyboard
English Country Tunes for piano, No. 7, My bonny boy Keyboard
English Country Tunes for piano, No. 8, Come beat the Drums and sound the Fifes Keyboard
2002 Erik Satie, like anyone else, for piano Keyboard
Et cum factus esset, motet Choral Motet
1989 First Political Agenda, for piano Keyboard Solo
1993 Folklore 2, for piano Keyboard
Forget-me-not, for chorus Choral
1981 Free Setting, for piano Keyboard
Freightrain Bruise Miscellaneous (Classical)
1975 Gershwin Arrangements, for piano Keyboard
2012 Gesualdo: Libro Sesto, fantasies for 2 sopranos, 2 altos, 2 tenors & 2 basses Vocal Music Fantasy
Giant Abstract Samba, for clarinet & wind ensemble Concerto
Greatest Hits of All Time, for oboe & ensemble Chamber Music
2015 Hier ist mein Garten, for soprano & piano Vocal Music Song
1997 The History of Photography in Sound, for piano Keyboard
Honky Blues, for piano Keyboard
1991 How dear to me, for piano Keyboard
Hymnos sacraw quos virgini, motet Choral Hymn
In mense autem sexto, motet Choral Motet
In stiller Nacht, for violin, cello & piano Chamber Music
19?? Independence Quadrilles, for violin (or flute), cello (or viola) & piano Chamber Music
1976 Jazz, for piano Keyboard
2006 Jive, for violin & piano Chamber Music Character Piece
Joh. Seb. Bach, for piano Keyboard
2014 John the Baptist, for chorus & organ Choral Part Song
1981 Kelir, song for 5 voices Vocal Music Part Song
Kemp's Morris Miscellaneous (Classical)
1981 Keroiylu, for oboe, bassoon & piano Chamber Music
Kritik der Urteilskraft, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello & piano Chamber Music Quintet
1990 Kulamen Dilan, for soprano saxophone (oboe/clarinet) & percussion Chamber Music
1980 Lord Melbourne, song for soprano, clarinet & piano Vocal Music Song
1977 Lost Lands, for soprano saxophone, E flat clarinet, violin, guitar & piano Chamber Music
1988 Lylyly li, for piano Keyboard
2013 Mad Men in the Sand, for string quartet Chamber Music Quartet
Maldon, for chorus Choral
1993 Mars + Venus, for chamber ensemble Chamber Music
2004 Mike, Brian, Marilyn & the Cats, for clarinet, piano & recorded sound Chamber Music
Minuet, for string quartet Chamber Music Minuet
1982 Mississippi Hornpipes, for violin & piano Chamber Music Hornpipe
2003 Molly-House, for unspecified instrumentation Chamber Music Open Form
1980 Moon's goin' down, for voice or instrument Vocal Music
1989 More Gershwin, for piano Keyboard
1991 Motets (2) for countertenor & guitar Chamber Music Motet
Movment for string quintet (after Grieg) Chamber Music Quintet
1997 Multiple Forms of Constraint, for string quartet Quartet
1990 My love is like a red red rose, for piano Keyboard
1982 Nasiye, for guitar Chamber Music Character Piece
Necessary and more detailed thinking, for violin, cello & piano Chamber Music
1981 Nobody's Jig, for string quartet Quartet
1998 North American Spirituals, for piano Keyboard
O virga, florditatem tuam, motet Choral Motet
1967 O, schöner Mai, for piano (from Strauss-Walzer) Keyboard
2006 One Minute Wonder, for piano Keyboard Character Piece
Outside Fort Tregantle, for voice & piano Vocal Music
Palm-Sunday, for chorus Choral
Pavasiya, for oboe/oboe d'amore Chamber Music
1978 Piano Concerto No. 3 Concerto
1978 Piano Concerto No. 4 for solo piano Keyboard
1980 Piano Concerto No. 6 for solo piano Keyboard
1958 Pieces for piano, Op.59 Keyboard
1993 Plain Harmony 1, for string quartet Quartet
1995 Plain Harmony 2, for string quartet Quartet
1993 Plain Harmony 3, for string quartet Quartet
1955 Polskie Tance, for piano, Op.32 Keyboard
1991 Poor Stuff, for piano Keyboard
À propos de Nice, for violin, cello & piano Chamber Music Trio
1988 Red earth, for orchestra Orchestral
Reels for piano Keyboard
1978 Runnin' wild, for voice or instrument Vocal Music
Salome ("Salomé, ayant donné cours à un petit rire"), for voice & piano Vocal Music
Salve Regina, motet Choral Motet
1990 Same as We, song for voice Vocal Music Song
Second String Quartet Chamber Music String Quartet
1997 Sehnsucht, for string quartet Quartet
Sepevi, for solo double bass Chamber Music
2003 Seterjentens Fridag, for Hardanger fiddle or violin, with optional piano Chamber Music Character Piece
Seven Sacred Motets Choral
Shameful Vice, for 6 voices & chamber ensemble Vocal Music Musical Theater
Short, But. . . . Miscellaneous (Classical)
Sincerity, for chorus & organ Choral Song
2003 Six Sexy Minuets Three Trios, for string quartet Chamber Music String Quartet
1972 Snowdrift, for piano Keyboard
Sonata for clarinet & piano Chamber Music Sonata
2006 Sonata for toy piano Keyboard Sonata
2007 Sonata for violin & piano Chamber Music Sonata
1966 Song 1, for voice Vocal Music Song
1969 Song 11, for voice & clarinet Vocal Music Song
Song 14, for voice Vocal Music Song
1976 Song 15, for solo voice Vocal Music
1976 Song 16, for voice Vocal Music Song
Song of Myself, for piano Keyboard
Stabant autem iuxta crucem, motet Choral Motet
1989 Stanley Stokes, East Street 1836, for piano Keyboard
1967 Strauss-Walzer, for piano Keyboard
1984 String quartet Quartet
1973 Svatovac, for piano Keyboard
1999 Tango (With impassioned precision), for piano Keyboard Tango
1997 Tango for piano Keyboard Tango
Telling, for treble soloist & chorus Choral
1981 Terekkeme, for harpsichord Keyboard
Third String Quartet Chamber Music String Quartet
2001 This Church, for mezzo-soprano, baritone, narrators, chorus & ensemble Choral
1977 Three dukes went a-riding, for piano Keyboard
1978 To & Fro, for piano Keyboard
1975 Tom Fool's Wooing, song for chorus Choral Part Song
1994 Traum des Sängers, for small ensemble Chamber Music
1982 Ulpirra, for flute Miscellaneous (Classical)
L'Union Libre, for clarinet, 2 pianos & 2 bass drums Chamber Music Open Form
Unknown Ground, for baritone, violin, cello & piano Vocal Music Song Cycle
Uzundara, for solo clarinet Chamber Music
1986 Verdi Transcription No. 10 ("Me pellegrina ed orfana"), for piano Keyboard
1972 Verdi Transcriptions, for piano, Book 1 Keyboard Transcription
1972 Verdi Transcriptions, for piano, Book 2 Keyboard
Vertue, for chorus Choral
1991 WAM, for piano & 2 unspecified treble instruments Chamber Music
1992 Wenn wir in höchsten Nöthen sind, for piano Keyboard
1991 Willow willow, for piano Keyboard
1995 Yvaropera 5, for piano Keyboard
Zortziko, for orchestra Orchestral Tone Poem