Modern Clavichord Music

This summary list of Modern Clavichord Music includes all known solo and ensemble scores where the clavichord is specified or known as an option. The full version includes details of publisher, compass, duration and so on, and will appear in Francis Knights, 'Modern Music for the Clavichord' (forthcoming).

Much of this repertoire is rare and inaccessible; I have not seen those scores marked * and would be glad to hear from anyone that has a copy, to fk240@cam.ac.uk.


Luna Alcalay, *Ich bin in Sehnsucht eingehüllt (1984)

Kevin Allen, *Intermezzo for clavichord (1976)

Adam Al-Sawad, *We Grew Into Mountains, *A Picture of Winter

Aaron Alter Minor, Mini Minuet (2017)

Hendrik Andriessen, “Canzonetta” voor clavichord

Jurriaan Andriessen, *Pavane e Passamezzo per clavicembalo o clavocordio o pianoforte

Louis Andriessen, *Variazioni per clavichordio

Paul Angerer, *4 Orgelpfeifen stellen sich vor 4 Little Pieces for clavichord (1946), *una mesata (1953/85)

Jared Isaac Aragon, Excessive Fragmentation (2017)

Mark Argent, A woodland walk (2008), Osterley Suite III (2004)

John Baboukis, *Sonata in Miniature (1977)

Dennis Bäsecke-Beltrametti, Convert to prld&fg

Rodrigo Baggio, Hidden Truth (2017)

Jacques Bank, *Blue Monk (1974), *Lied: Hommage aan Franz Schubert, *Thomas (1975)

William Bardwell, *Canzonetta garganvilain

Bernard Barrell, *Introduction and Fugue, Op.45

Joyce Barrell, *Two-part Inventions, Op.11

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz, Tangents (2007), Clavitas (2017)

Erich Barganier, Every Pine Needle Expanded and Swelled (2017)

John Beckwith, *Keyboard Practice (1979)

Karol Beffa, *Sarabande et Doubles

Peter Benary, *Three Miniatures

Lennox Berkeley, Prelude and Fugue, Op.55/3 (1960)

Gillian Bibby, *Musik für drei Hörer (1971)

Alexander Blustin, Idle thoughts of owls (2017), The Grand Circling of the Cat-Turkey (2019)

Edward Boguslawski,*4 + 1 per clavicordio (1973)

David Bohn, Private Song (2017)

James Bohn, Jojo’s Paws (2017)

Erik Branch, La Nouvelle “Cinquante-Cinquante” (2017)

Scott Brickman, Prelude (2017)

Timothy Broege (1947-), Five Sonatas (1983), *A Garden in Winter (1985), Three pieces for Clavichord or Other Keyboard Instrument (1987), The Sad Pavane, Fantasia for clavichord, Partita for clavichord

Vanessa Brown, *A Serpentine Piece (1990)

Joanna Bruzdowicz, *Equivocitá (1978)

Ferdinand Bruckmann, Toccata (2000)

Urs Bührer, *Variationen über einen Rhythmus (1972)

Alan Bullard, Air and Gigue (1974), Six Miniatures (1975), Prelude (1973), Level (rev 2018)

Peter Cahn, Fünf Stücke (1975-6)

Ross James Carey, Serene Song (2017)

Erik Carlson, For Clavichord (2017)

Gary Carpenter, Van Assendelft’s Vermeer

Benet Casablancas Domingo, *Adagi i toccata (1978)

Yumi Hara Cawkwell, *Nota Bene

Theodore Chanier, *Prelude and Fugue (1934)

Simon Charles, *Capriccio

Terence Charlston, Five pieces (2018)

Haward Clarke. Diversions for Clavichord or Piano (1960), Seven pieces (1974), Traditional Jewish Melodies (1973), Ten pieces based on Armenian Folk Songs (1958), Eight pieces based on Armenian Folk Songs (1960), Variations on a Nursery Tune (1971), *Melodies

James Cohn, *Sonata in E (1964)

Leonardo Coral, Aforismos (2012)

Paul Cowell, Cuba Night (2017)

Michael Cunningham, *Icon (1966)

Douglas DaSilva, Moggy Hollow Dance (2017)

Peter Maxwell Davies, Four Lessons for Two Keyboards, Op.81

Doug Davis, Reverie (2017)

Chris DeBlasio, Dances for Clavichord (1988), *Three Dances for Clavichord (1986)

Joris De Laet, *Blasphemia fatale (1977)

Frederick Demi, *Pearl Girl (1978)

Thomas Dézsy, *Die Da-Vinci-Formel (1999)

Peter Dickinson, Five Diversions (1963), Suite for the centenary of Lord Berners

Yann Diederichs, *Kene (1978), *Kene 2 (1978)

Jan van Dijk, *Partita per il clavicordio o clavicembalo (1957)

Stephen Dodgson, Suite No.1 in C for Clavichord (1967), Suite No.2 in Eb for Clavichord (1971)

Thomas Donahue, *Soliloquy (1989)

Guido Donati, *[unknown work]

David Drexler, Tiny Cheesehead Toccata (2017)

Robert Duisberg, *Light and Quick (1978), *Slowly, Freely (1978)

David Duke, *7 Clavichord Pieces (1975)

Jean-Jacques Dünki, *Tétraptéron 0-IV, *Tú ... no tienes imaginación (1979), *Versi di Danilo Dolci (1982), *Pour Valentin Claudio (1988), *Kammerstuck III auf den Namen Robert Schumann (1989), *Etudes pour le clavier (1990)

Alp Durmaz, Meditative (2017)

Alissa Duryee, Forager's Journal

Peter Dyson, Adrian’s Booke of Little Pieces for Children (1972)

Alexander Ecklebe, *Kleine Barocksuite (1975)

Marios Joannou Elia, *Ikelos (2010)

Halim Abdul Messieh El-Dabb, *Metka’ in the Art of Kita’ (1961)

Andreas Elköf, *Nodes No.1-7

Kurt Ellenberger, Three Inventions (2003)

Veir Erdmann, *Wendepunkie (1981)

Christian Faivre, Petit concert pour clavicorde

Carlotta Ferrari, Comœdia (2017)

Lorenzo Ferrero, *Ellipse II (1975)

Michael Finnissy, *White Rain (1981)

Philippe Forget, Petite Suite (2005)

Hans Frischknecht, *6 Stücke (1964)

James Fulkerson, *Now II (1970)

John Jeffrey Gibbens, Recalling Memnon (2017)

Gerald Gifford, Sarabande for Jeanne (2018)

Laurence Glazier, Sonata for clavichord and flute (1991)

Daniel Glaus, *Trilogie III - als ein durch scheiend Glas (1984)

Karel Goeyvaerts, *Landschap (1973), *A la recherche d’un carillon (1976)

Agustín González Garcia de Acilu, *Pulsiones (1969)

Eugene Goossens, Forlane and Toccata for Clavichord (1960)

Fernando Grillo, *Praeludium (1981)

Ulf Grahn, Canon (2017)

Jesse Guessford, ENVichord 2017-09-25_21:59:04 (2017)

Gulda Friedrich, *6 Etüden (1974), *Blues for Joe Venuti (1978), *Wohin denn ich (1980)

Barry Guy, Only Today (2006)

Walter Haacke, Ein dutzend Pastorellen (1985), Ausgefallene Einfälle

Haflidi Hallgrimsson, *Verse II, Op.4 (1975)

Bengt Hambraeus, *Tetragon - Homenaje a Pablo Picasso (1965)

Oleh Harkavyy, Chant (2017)

Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, Chordophonie 2 (1976)

Malcolm Hawkins, *Move over, Mathild

John Hawksworth, *Fugette

James Heathcote, Normil (2017)

Benjamin D. Henderson, Theme and Variations

Karl Henning, The Last Man to Come to the Vineyard to Work, Op.146/1 (2017)

Alex Hersom, Thom’s Flowers

Kurt Hessenburg, Zehn Kleine Präludien, Op.35 (1945)

Nigel Hildreth, *Marionettes, *Opus 7B, *Opus 7C

Gorman Hills, *Suite for Clavichord (1947)

Alun Hoddinott, Sonatina for Clavichord or Pianoforte, Op.18 (1964)

Trevor Hold, The Wadenhoe Clavichord Book (1987)

Alan Hovhaness, Bare November Day, Op.210 (1964), Dark River and distant bell, Op.212 (1964)

Herbert Howells, Lambert’s Clavichord, Op.41 (1929), Howells’ Clavichord (1961)

Timur Ismagilov, Fantasia for clavichord or piano, Op.43 (2018)

Bernhard Jestl, *Opera brevissima (1995)

Jane Johnson, *Appalachian Excursion (1985)

Brian Joyce, Six Sonatinas (2015)

Rudolf Jungwirth,*màschere, Op.31 (1999)

Hans Kann, *Sonatine für Clavichord (1966)

Shiugeru Kan-no, Miniwerk XXXXVII: 100 Notes III (2017)

Dieter Kaufmann, *Boléromanique (Olympic Games for Keyboard Instruments) (1975)

Friedrich Keil, *Ricercare, Variationen zu "Mille Regretz" von Josquin des Prés (1998), *fantasia (2004)

Michael Kennedy, Pavin on a Colour’d Field

Katharina Klement, *monocle (2002-2003),  *Santa Fe, Yokohama, Sydney, Kapstadt, Ulan Bator, Zagreb (2003), *wirbel (2003), *soundog 1-5 (2004-2006), *Mandel Mantel (2005), *in a mad mood, madam (2006), *los autodisparadores (2007), *project FROTH (2010), *absences (2000)

Katharina Klement and Josef Novotny, *klement/novotny 1-8 (1998)

Francis Knights, Miniature Prelude & Fugue (2017)

Andrew John Kosinksi, *Prisms

Johannes Kotschy, *Finisterre, Op.21 (1986)

Jouni Kuronen, Six Affects, Op.56

Piotr Lachert, *Il pianto (1972), *Piece pour clavicorde et bande magnetique No.1 (1973), *Piece pour clavicorde et bande magnetique No.3 (1973), *Piece pour clavicorde et bande magnetique No.7 (1973), *Piece pour clavicorde et bande magnetique No.9 (1973), *Première suite pour clavicorde (1973), *Deuxième suite pour clavicorde (1973), *3rd Suite, russe (1973), *Piece No.2 (1973), *Piece pour clavicorde No.8 (1973), *Piece pour clavicorde No.10  (1973), *Piece pour clavicorde No.17 (1973), *De peccatis mundi (1974), *Kaleidscop (1974), *Relabis (1975), *Concerto africain (1978), *Le coucou (1978), *B. W. (1979)

John Lambert, *Waves (1979)

Dominique Lawalrée, *Sans entendu (1982)

Douglas Leedy, *The Leaves be Green (1975)

Ton de Leeuw, *Mo-Do (1974)

David Lesniaski, *Suite for Clavichord (1978)

Ernst Lévy, *55 Pieces for clavichord (1960), *Fantasia ricercante (1966)

David Loeb, Autumn and the River (1985), Kazejitsu (1984), Yumekoku Sankei (1984), Mists, Accentuate Music (1969), Fantasias and Dances (1969), Prelude, Interlude and Fugue for Well-Constructed Clavichord (1966), Six Nocturnes (1970), Fleetings

Graham Lynch, Admiring Yoro Waterfall (2001), Petenera (2005)

Drake Mabry, Silent Durations XI (2004)

Radu Malfatti, *ma vie, non?, edition wandelweiser (1999), *nonostante I (1999)

Roderik de Man, Elongated Fingers (2017)

Tera de Marez Oyens, *And Blind She Remained (1978)

Andrew de Masi, *Seis versos sobre “Vinieron las naciones a tu heredad” (1978), *Cinco versos sobre “Bendecirá al Señor en todo tiempo” (1979)

Matthias Maute, *Fantaisie I-V pour clavicorde

Ken Metz, In Memoriam Daniel (2017)

Donal R. Michalsky, Fantasies (1961)

Paul-Baudouin Michel, *Parallélloide (1973), *Jeanne la folle (1987)

John Middleton, *Little Suite (1965)

Jay Mollerskov, Crooked Running Water (2017)

Stephen Montague, *Strumin’ (1975)

Ivan Moody, Passacaglia (1982)

Robert Moran, Basha (1983)

Gordon Mumma, *Eleven-note Pieces and Decimal Passacaglia (1979), *Los desaparecidos (1980)

Isaac Nagao, *The Ancient City (1986)

Aspasia Nasopoulou, 3*1

Peter Nickolm Night thoughts, Ten miniature pieces (2010), For One (2017)

Carl Nielsen, In un boschetto trovai pastorella (1930)

Per Nørgård, *Turn, Wilhelm Hansen (1974)

Nicholas O’Neill, Winding Down (2017)

William Ortiz, *Quodlibet (1989)

Walter Pach, *Toccata für Clavichord (1950)

Mary Lou Paschal, *Suite on the Augmented Fourth for Clavichord (1985)

Thierry Pécou, * Petit livre pour clavier

Jorge Manuel Rosado Marques Peixinho, *Mémoires-Miroirs (1980)

Barbara Pentland, *Little Scherzo (1937)

Ernst Pepping, Sonate 1 (1937)

Mats Persson, *Khroma, *Rust

Daniel Pinkham, Memento (2001), Bells (2001)

Robert Platz, *Einstimmiges (1974)

David Plesnicar, *Seven Canons with Prelude (1972)

Beryl Price, Five pieces for Clavichord or Piano (1959)

Marta Ptaszynska, *Soirée snobe chez la princesse (1979)

Jan Raas, The Well-Frettered Clavichord

Godfried-Willem Raes, *Partition (1976)

Matti Rasilainen, Homage à D'Anglebert

Konrad Rennert, *Fraktur XI (1995)

Alan Ridout, Suite for Clavichord (or Piano) (1961)

Louis-Philippe Rivet, Extraits de Nomoi of the Great Olympian Divinities

Jean-Louis Robert, *Clav-icar (1973), *L’horizon des eaux (1976)

Jerome Roche, Fantasia Op.18 (1966)

Theodore Rodriguez, Taoist Priest in Prayer

Claude-Robert Roland, *Sonanace I, Op.18 (1959)

Manuel de Roo, *Weberngedenken (2005)

Griffith Rose, Two Humoresques (1958)

Kevin Rose, The Given Time (2017)

Kees Rosenhart, Lamento (2010)

Valerie Ross, Soliloquy

Witold Rudziński *Proverbia latina (1974)

Wim de Ruiter, *Zonder titel (1986)

Phil Salathé, Revanche: A Fragment (2017)

Bogusław Schäffer, *aSa (1973)

Nissim Schaul, Small Rooms

Josh Schmidt, Prelude (for Summer Lee Jack) (2017)

Gunter Schneider, *wohnen (1994)

Martin Max Schreiner, Hops, Skips and a Jump (2017)

Peter Schuback, *Risonanzi di Euridici, I (1988)

Anthony Scott, *Adagio for two clavichords, Prelude and Fugue

Cyril Scott, *Pastoral

Matyas Seiber, Pezzo per il clavicordo (1951)

Tomasz Sikorski, *Afar a Bird (1981)

Ludger Singer

Denis Smalley,*Chanson de Geste

Andrew Martin Smith, Length/Time2 (2017)

David Jason Snow, Le Tombeau de M. Satie (2017)

Juan Maria Solare, Cameo (2017)

Mateo Soto, Praeludium (2017)

José Jesus de Azevedo Souza, Reflection on the Name of DAniEl Blitz (2017)

Burkhard Paul Stangl, *Konzert für Posaune und 22 Instrumente (1993)

Krzysztof Stasiak, Mouse Songs (1991-2), Ten Pieces (2008), Four Miniatures on Polish Folksongs (2008), Three Pieces in Hungarian style

Ekaterina Steppe, Sky Ohm

Robert Still, Suite for Clavichord

Andrew Stiller, *Metric Displacement and Shibaraimono Trope (1979)

Neil Stipp, Bicinium (2017)

Karlheinz Stockhausen, *Tierkreis (Zodiac) (1975)

Carl Stone, *Busobong (1980)

Robert Strobel, Miniature Canon (2017)

Aurel Stroë, *Anamorphoses canoniques (1984), *Pièces pastorales (1978)

Giles Swayne, *Suite (1965)

Jadwiga Szajna-Lewandowska, *z miniatury (1978)

Jason Taurins, Bagatelle (2017)

Geoffrey Allan Taylor, Dreamscape (1987), Tamara’s Tabbies (2001), Pages from Homer (2004), *Nativity Suite (2007), Arcadian Inventions (2007)

John Patrick Thomas, Eloge 2 (1995)

Jude Thomas, Fox - Wolf – Hound

Kurt Thomas, Erste kleine hausmusik, Op.33a (1938)

Neil Thornock, Ciphered Vocalic (2017)

Tan Tiag Yi, And then the Bell Tolls... (2017)

Gabriele Toia, Tamutmutef

Julia Usher, Clavicle (2004), Clavicle Unstrung (2014)

André Van Belle, *Les miroirs du silence (1974), *Le tombeau de Marco

Annette Vande Gorne, *Faisceaux (1985)

Ary Verhaar, *Muziek voor clavichord of clavicimbel (1960)

Carl Vine, *Everyman’s Troth (1979)

Frederic Voorn, Ainigma

Alexander Wagendristel, *URSPRUNGZEUGNIS, Op.79 (1999)

Peter Walton, In the Park (2017)

[    ] Ward, *Clavichord Lilt

Michael Blake Watkins, *Psallein, Novello (1971)

Walter Webber, *Air and variations

Blair Whittington, 99 (2017)

Christopher Wicks, The Temptation of Orpheus, Op.627 (2017)

Tom Williams, *Verteldgung der Wölfe (1978)

Manon-Liu Winter, *MM (2005), *7 lost words (2011)

Haimo Wisser, *Durchdringungen, Vier Sätze für Klavichord

Peter Witchell, *Denny’s Sequel: A Little Suite for Clavichord (1986)

James Woodman, *Warde’s Dump, *Gagliarda for Emily and Kip

John Zorn, *Shibboleth (2005)

UNIDENTIFIED WORKS

Unknown manuscript works for clavichord by Peter Crossley-Holland, Edmund Rubbra and Thomas Wess