Non Sequitur Music

Music of James Aikman

James Aikman


Biography

Website: www.aikmanmusic.com

With an extensive catalogue of strikingly original music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, voice, and electronics, James Aikmanís (b. 1959, Indianapolis) music has been consistently awarded and honored during the past two decades and has been heard at prestigious festivals and venues including Amsterdam's Gaudeamus International, Franceís Festivals International de Musique, London's Wigmore Hall, MTV, the Aspen Music Festival, the OJAI Festival, Tanglewood, The U.S. National Figure Skating Championships (closing ceremonies), the American Symphony Orchestra League American Repertoire Concerts 22and Carnegie Hall. He has heard his music performed by many extraordinary musicians, including Joshua Bell and Dawn Upshaw.

Notable honors and awards for his music include those from The American Music Center, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, ASCAP, The American Symphony Orchestra League, Indiana Universityís Cole Porter Fellowship, IU Deanís Awards for Excellence in Orchestral and Chamber Music Composition and The Carmichael Award for Classical Music; Groupe de Musique Experimentale de Bourges, France; The International Society for Contemporary Music (New York 2000); The University of Michigan; G. Schirmerís American Art Song Competition Winner, The United States Fulbright Fellowship Program, among others.

Upcoming premieres include a new work for Chorus and String Orchestra based upon poetry by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, entitled, Some Things I Love, to be premiered at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts in Denver, by the Lamont Symphony and Chorus, Lawrence Golan, Conducting. Additionally, a new work for Chorus and Orchestra has been commissioned by the noted conductor John Nelson who will conduct the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and Choir, giving its premiere during 2010. James Aikman is also excited about soon beginning a work for cellist Sharon Robinson, the cellist of the famed Kalichstein Laredo Robinson Trio.


CDs containing works by James Aikman:


Venice of the North Concerti
Venice of the North Concerti


Tremors From a Far Shore
Tremors From a Far Shore


White Sunday Light
white sunday light

Alternating Currents: Electronic Music from the University of Michigan
Alternating Currents

Chansons Innocentes
Chansons Innocentes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the title of any work for detailed information.


Orchestral Music

Saxophone Concerto
Rental: $500.00; Purchase: $1,000.00
2010, 22 minutes (three movements)
for alto saxophone and orchestra

Lines in Motion
Rental: $600.00; Purchase: $1,000.00
2009, 23 minutes
for violin soloist and chamber orchestra
audio available audio available

Tempus Fugit
Rental: $200.00; Purchase: $400.00
2008, 7 minutes
for orchestra
audio available audio available

Some Things I Love
Rental: $270.00; Purchase: $500.00
2007, 23 minutes
2 singers, chorus, and string orchestra on poems by the Thirty-Ninth President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, from his collection, Always A Reckoning
audio available audio available

Aniaís Song: A Pavane for String Orchestra
Rental: $270.00; Purchase: $500.00
2004, 7 minutes
string orchestra

Wedding Songs for Voice and Orchestra
Rental: $200.00; Purchase: $250.00
1998, 17 minutes (four songs)
Singer (tenor or soprano), 2 flutes (1 dbl. alto flute), 2 clarinets in B-Flat (1 dbls. both bass clarinet and sop. saxophone), 2 bassoons, 2 horns, trumpet, 2 percussion (including timpani), piano, harp and strings (66442)
audio available audio available

Intrada
Rental: $250.00; Purchase: $500.00
1993, 12 minutes
for orchestra

Concert Music for Strings
Rental: $250.00; Purchase: $500.00
1992, 30 minutes
string orchestra

A Bottle of Notes and Some Voyages
Rental: $250.00
1988, 12 minutes
for orchestra


Band and Wind Ensemble

Tempus Fugit
Rental: $200.00; Purchase: $400.00
2001, 7 minutes
for band
audio available audio available


Music for Large Mixed Ensembles

Wedding Songs for Voice and Orchestra
Rental: $200.00; Purchase: $250.00
1998, 17 minutes (four songs)
Singer (tenor or soprano), 2 flutes (1 dbl. alto flute), 2 clarinets in B-Flat (1 dbls. both bass clarinet and sop. saxophone), 2 bassoons, 2 horns, trumpet, 2 percussion (including timpani), piano, harp and strings
audio available audio available


Music for Mixed Chamber Ensembles

Trio for Clarinet in B-Flat, Cello and Piano
Rental $50.00; Purchase: $100.00
1999, 18 minutes
clarinet, cello, piano
audio available audio available

Piano Quintet
Rental $85.00; Purchase: $100.00
1997, 25 minutes
violin, viola, cello, bass, piano
audio available audio available

Glossolalia
Rental: $60.00; Purchase: $75.00
1991, 13 minutes
soprano saxophone, violin, piano, cello, percussion


Piano and Organ Music

Postlude for Organ
Purchase: $15.00
2008, 2 minutes, 30 seconds
organ solo

Etudes for Piano
Purchase: $25.00
1989, 10 minutes
piano solo


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String Music

Elegy for Solo Viola
Purchase: $15.00
2008, 6 minutes
viola

Aniaís Song
Rental: $80.00; Purchase: $120.00
2003, 7 minutes
string quartet

Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano
Purchase: $40.00
2002, 19 minutes (three movements)
violin and piano

Second Sonata
Purchase: $35.00
1994, 11 minutes
violin and piano
audio available audio available

Concert Music for Strings
Rental: $75.00; Purchase: $500.00
1992, 30 minutes
string quartet

Sonata
Purchase: $40.00
1986, 11 minutes
violin and piano

Fantasy for Violin and Electronic Tape
Purchase: $45.00
1988, 6 minutes
violin and tape

Elegy
Purchase: $20.00
1988, 7 minutes
cello

Piano Quintet
Rental $85.00; Purchase: $100.00
1997, 25 minutes
violin, viola, cello, bass, piano
audio available audio available


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Music for Winds

Call and Response
Purchase: $35.00
2002, 11 minutes
alto saxophone and piano

Gig(ue)
Purchase: $20.00
1988, 7 minutes
saxophone quartet

Due Movementi
Purchase: $20.00
1985, 6 minutes
flute, bassoon


Vocal Music

Some Things I Love
Rental: $270.00; Purchase: $500.00
2007, 23 minutes
2 singers, chorus, and string orchestra on poems by the Thirty-Ninth President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, from his collection, Always A Reckoning

Wedding Songs for Voice and Orchestra
Rental: $200.00; Purchase: $250.00
1998, 17 minutes (four songs)
Singer (tenor or soprano), 2 flutes (1 dbl. alto flute), 2 clarinets in B-Flat (1 dbls. both bass clarinet and sop. saxophone), 2 bassoons, 2 horns, trumpet, 2 percussion (including timpani), piano, harp and strings
audio available audio available

Wedding Songs for Voice and Piano
Purchase: $40.00
1995, 12 minutes
high voice and piano

Wind is Thin and The Mountain Slopes Crawl
Purchase: $15.00
1990, 10 minutes
soprano and piano
(movements 1 and 3 from the song cycle Spring is Purple Jewelry. The second movement of the song-cycle is published by G. Schirmer)


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Choral Music

Missa Jubilaea
Purchase: $30.00
2000, 17 minutes (five movements)
Chorus and Organ


Works with Tape and/or Electronics

Fantasy for Violin and Electronic Tape
Purchase: $45.00
1988, 6 minutes
violin and tape


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