Compositions

Posted by: Farshid Samandari

Orchestral:

1. Symphonic Poem no.1: Valley of Search
for Symphonic Orchestra & Persian Ensemble (Oct 1999 commissioned by Tehran National Orch. banned after first rehearsal)
2. Symphonic Poem no.2: Valley of Love
for Symphonic Orchestra & Persian Ensemble
3. Symphonic Poem no.3: Valley of Knowledge
for Symphonic Orchestra & Persian Ensemble
4. Suite Passionée: Une Suite Orchestrale (Jan.2000)
based on poetry by Nizar Ghabanni (Syrian Poet)
5. Táhirih Song Cycle: The Pure One (1999)
for Symphonic Orchestra, Soprano, Tenor &Bass
based on poetry by Táhirih
6. Metamorphic Symphony: Program Symphony (Nov.2002)
for Strings, Piano, Tar, Choir & five solos
based on English translation of writings of Bahá’u’lláh
7. To the North for String Orchestra

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8. Prelude to Certitude for Orchestra (Jan. 2006)
9. Phaedo (May.2006)
10. Towards Unity (April 2007 VSO Olympic Commission)
11. rapsodie concertante: for a father for a land (Aug. 2009)
for Guitar and String Orchestra

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12. to the clouds a bird: double concerto for Shakuhachi & Koto (May. 2010)
for Shakuhachi & Koto and Intercultural Orchestra to view a page of score

Chamber:

1. Devotion (June 2003) for String Quartet
2. (alpha omega) (June 2003) for String Trio
3. Suite Méditative (Oct. 2003-revised oct 2009) for Piano
4. Sinfonia Unifica: Chamber Symphony no.1 (Oct. 2003)
for Intercultural Ensemble
5. Memoirs Untold in three chapters (2003-5) for Cello

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6. Release the Sun (Jan. 2004) for Piano, Cello & Clarinet
7. Of Life and Love (Adam and Eve Now!) (Feb. 2004)
for Harp, Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Tuba, Double Bass, Percussion
8. Of Life and Love (2) (Adam and Eve Now!) (Revised Dec. 2005)
for Turning Point Ensemble
9. Elegy for the Remnants (rev. Aug. 2004) for Guitar Quartet

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10. Days in Your Dream (2004-5)
for Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Trumpet& Trombone
11. Persian Rhapsody: Lovers’ Land (rev.2005) for Guitar
12. From Fire to Water (April 2005) for Harp, Guitar, Viola & Alto Flute
13. Breath of Life (August 2005) for Guitar & Cello
14. Apogee (April 2005, revised September 2005) for Flute solo

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15. Prelude to Certitude (December 2005) for Piano
16. Oust thy Fetters (April 2006, revised 2010) for Standing Wave Ensemble
17. Fleeting Masquerade (June 2006) for Guitar Quartet view score
18. Of time before Time (Oct. 2006) for Woodwind Quintet
19. Flight to Surrender (Dec. 2006) for Turning Point Ensemble
20. Beyond (March 2007) for English Horn & Max Msp
21. Breeze of Hope (Aug. 2007, revised Sep. 2007)
for Liu Qin, Pipa, Da Ruan & Zhong Ruan

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22. Tangent (March 2006, revised Dec. 2007) for Trombone & Max Msp

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23. the mirages bona fide (Oct. 2007) for Oboe & Piano

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24. Ghosts of the living (Aug. 2008) commissioned by Orchid Ensemble
a. Erhu, Harp & Percussion watch premiere
b. Erhu, Zheng &Percussion
25. Portal to Dawn (Sep. 2008) for three Brass Quartets
26. Of water and stone (Feb. 2009) for Red Cahmber Ensemble
27. impetus afresh (Nov. 2009) for Nu:BC Ensemble
28. gallop de rigueur (Dec. 2009) for Guitar solo view score
29. ziggurat (Dec. 2009) for eight Trombones & a Bass Drum

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30. for a father for a land: rapsodie concertante (Feb. 2010)
for Guitar and String Quartet
31. coming home (March 2010) for Flute, Percussion & a dancer
32. Dawn to charge (Nov. 2010) for three Brass Quartets
33. charge to Zenith (Dec. 2010) for three Brass Quartets
34. cuándo variaciónes (Dec. 2010) for flute & clarinet
35. coming home (2) (Jan. 2011) for flute, Bass & Percussion


Choral:

1. Gar Mosalmán-o-Gabr-o-Buddá-iim” (1992) for A Cappella Choir
based on a Poem by Na’iim-i-Sedahi
2. Son of Man (Yabnal Ensàn) (1992) for A Cappella Choir or with accompaniments
based on Arabic Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
3. “Má Sar-o-kár bá Khodá kardim” (1993) for A Cappella Choir
based on a Poem by Na’iim-i-Sedahi
4. Thy Name is my Healing (Esmoka Shéfà’í) (1993) for A Cappella Choir
based on Arabic Healing Prayer by Bahá’u’lláh
5. O Merciful Lord! (Ei Yazdàn-i-Mihrabàn!) (1995) for Choir & Piano
based on a Persian prayer by Abdu’l-Bahá
6. Martyry Motet (2000) for (SATB) Choir, solo Soprano & Piano
based on Arabic Hidden Words no.s 45,46 & 47 by Bahá’u’lláh
7. Refresh and Gladden my spirit! (July 2001) for A Cappella Choir & solo Bass
based on English translation of a prayer by Abdu’l-Bahá
8. O Lord God! (June 2001) for Choir & Piano
based on English translation of a prayer by Abdu’l-Bahá
9. Crown of Justice (June 2001) for Choir & Piano
based on English translation of a prayer from “Epistle to the son of the wolf” by
Bahá’u’lláh
10. Motetus no.ii (2001) for A Cappella Choir & solo Soprano
based on English translation of Arabic Hidden Words no.s 17, 16 &7 by Bahá’u’lláh
11. Remover of Difficulties: Qui autre que Dieu? (Oct. 2003)
for Intercultural Orchestra, Choir, Soprano & Tenor
based on Bahá’í Writings
12. Motetus no.iii (Nov. 2003) for A Cappella Choir (or SATB solo)
based on English translation of Arabic Hidden Words no.5 by Bahá’u’lláh
13. To the North! (Dec.2004) for A Cappella Choir
based on English translation of a prayer by Abdu’l-Bahá
14. Tabernacle of Unity (Oct.2005) for Women’s Choir & Piano
based on original and English translation of a verse by Bahá’u’lláh
15. Tabernacle of Unity (June.2006) for SATB & Piano
based on original and English translation of a verse by Bahá’u’lláh
16. Asheghaneh:Monolgues Aglow (Aug. 2006)
for Intercultural Orchestra, Choir & Tenor
based on quatrains by Bábá Táhir
17. To the Truth passed by (Dec.2006) for A Cappella Choir
based on verses by William Shakespeare
18. out of the ashes (Feb.2010) for A Cappella Choir
based on original text
19. wait (Jan.2011) for A Cappella Choir
based on a poem by Roya Ravanbakhsh

Vocal:

1. Folk Songs (Dec.2003) for Soprano and Piano
based on Persian Folk songs
2. Hidden Words (collection no.i) (2005) for Alto & Piano
based on Persian Hidden Words by Bahá’u’lláh
3. O Son of Spirit! (2005) for Two Sopranos & Piano (Sop. & piano version)
based on based on English translation of
nine Arabic Hidden Words by Bahá’u’lláh
4. Oh Thou Merciful Lord “Aye Khoday-e-Por Atá” (2005)
for Tenor, Piano, Flute, Santur & Zarb
based on a Persian prayer by Abdu’l-Bahá
5. Parto: a chamber Song Cycle (Aug. 2007)
for Tenor, Tar, BamTar, ney, Oud, Oboe, Cello, Piano,Percussion and…
based on Persian classic as well as contemporary poetry
6. SunarcanuS: Act ii ( Nov. 2008)
for 2 Soprano(mezzo), Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Violin, Cello, Bass, Piano,
Percussion and Max/Masp.
based on an original scrip words by Roya Ravanbakhsh
7. Other half ( Dec. 2008) winner of CUMS09
for mezzo-soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano..
based on poetry by Roya Ravanbakhsh

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8. flutter (Jan. 2011)
for mezzo-soprano, Flute, Cello, and Piano and Max/Msp
based on poetry by Roya Ravanbakhsh

9. Xuan shuo zhi zi ah! (Feb. 2011)
for soprano, and Piano
based on Mandarin Translation of Arabic Hidden Words by Bahá’u’lláh

10. Ping deng (Feb. 2011)
for soprano, and Piano
based on Mandarin Translation of Words by Bahá’u’lláh

Electronic:

1. Miniatures on verses colossal no.1 (Nov. 2004)
2. Miniatures on verses colossal no.2 (Dec. 2004)

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3. through the fissures (2009-10)
4. bird of time (2010) based on quatrains of Khayyám and Fitzgerald translations
Ariel Barnes, Cello, Aili Storen & Farshid Samandari narration

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