instrumental (solo and chamber ensemble)

includes solo and chamber ensemble works

(see also electronic music)

A Flutist’s Sketchbook (flute and piano) Thirteen short pieces, ranging in difficulty from easy to advanced (2012) 18’
Commissioned by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Apparition (piano solo) (1979) 7′

Badinerie Squared (2 flutes) (2014) 2′[P]
composed at the request of Dolce Suono Ensemble

Chamber Concerto for clarinet and chamber ensemble, (solo b-flat cl, pf, synth, (one player each for piano and synthesizer) perc (one player), vln, vcl, cb) (2002) 17′ [P]
Commissioned by Speculum Musicae with the support of the Mary Flagler Carey Trust

Christus Vincit (organ solo) (1997) 4’ [P]
Commissioned by Benedictine Archabbey of St. Meinrad

Ciaconna Notturna (piano 6-hands) (1999) 3’
Composed in honor of George Crumb’s 70th birthday at the request of Orchestra 2001

Dancepiece (alto saxophone or clarinet in A, cello, percussion (1 player), synthesizer or piano) (2005) 7’ [P]
Commissioned by Network for New Music for a collaboration with Christine Cox, choreographer

Diabolic Diabelli (b-flat clarinet and cello) (2010) 1’
One of 25 variations on the theme of the Diabelli Variations composed by 25 composers to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Network for New Music

Exchanges (flute, clarinet) (1981) 8′ [P]

Fantasy-Variations (vln, vcl, pf) (1991) 16′ [P]
Composed with the support of National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
Recorded by Leonardo Trio for New World Records

Five Miniatures (fl, ob, cl/bs cl, hn, tp, tb, vn, va, vc) (1982) 7′ [A]

Five Poems (violin, piano) (2015) 20′
Commissioned by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

I Never Knew (saxophone quartet (SATB)) (2007) 3’

Labyrinth (oboe solo) (1979) 4′

Little Suite (organ solo) (2002) 9’ [P]
Commissioned by the Cleveland chapter of the American Guild of Organists

Meditation on “What Wondrous Love is This?” (organ solo) (1995) 4′ [P]
Recorded by Karel Paukert for Azica Records

Meditation on “Amazing Grace” (trumpet, piano, contrabass) (2014) 5′
Commissioned by Network for New Music with funding from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Music Project.

Oboe Quartet (ob, vn, vla, vcl) (2015) 21′ [P]
commissioned by Winsor Music

Piano Quintet (2vns, vla, vcl, pf) (1996) 25’ [P]
Slow movement may be performed separately as Meditation on “Motherless Child” 9′
Recorded by composer and Cavani String Quartet for New World Records

Piano Variations (piano solo) (2006) 20’ [P]
Based on first movement of Sonata-Fantasia for piano and synthesizer (see below)

Pure Contraption, Absolute Gift (piano solo) (2012) 13’
consortium commission from 12 pianists: Geoffrey Burleson, Eliza Garth, Judith Gordon, Stephen Gosling, Catherine Kautsky, You-mee Kim, Jon-Luke Kirton, Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, Eric Moe, Christopher Oldfather, Linda Reichert, James Winn [P (in preparation)]

Septet (fl/pc, ob/eh, cl/bs cl, vn, va, vc, pf) (1985) 15′ [A]
Commissioned by Rosewood Chamber Ensemble
Recorded by Orchestra 2001 for CRI records

Short Stories (saxophone quartet (SATB)) (2003) 10’
Composed for the Prism Quartet with the support of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship

Sonata-Fantasia (piano and synthesizer, 1 player) (2001) 38’
Commissioned by Lambert Orkis
Recorded by Lambert Orkis for Bridge Records

Straight Up (saxophone quartet (SATB)) (2004) 1’20”
Composed at the request of the Prism Quartet for their 20th anniversary

Stratigraphy (saxophone quartet (SATB), piano) (2016) 14′
Commissioned by the Prism Quartet

String Quartet (1983) 14′ [A]

String Quartet No. 2 (after Zurbarán) (1991) 16′ [P]
Commissioned by Musart Society for 75th Anniversary of Cleveland Museum of Art
Recorded by Cavani Quartet for New World Records

String Quartet No. 3 (1999) 20’ [P]
Commissioned by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Three Studies (clarinet solo) (1980) 6′

Times Like These (b-flat clarinet and piano) (2008) 8’ [P]
Commissioned by Jean Kopperud for her “Rated X” project

Variations (violin solo) (1981) 8′ [A]

key to publishers
[P] = Merion Music (Theodore Presser Company)

[A] = Associated Music (Music Sales Classical)

Where no publisher is indicated, contact the composer directly:
jamesprimosch at gmail dot com






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