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John Adams

15th February 1947 -

John Adams is an American composer who often tackles meaty contemporary issues in his works such as his operas Nixon in China, The Death of Klinghoffer (which deals with the issues of terrorism and let to impassioned demonstrations when performed the Metropolitan Opera in New York) and Doctor Atomic (dealing with the creation of the atomic bomb.

Perhaps his best known orchestral work is Short Ride in a Fast Machine (one his Two Fanfares for Orchestra)

Some forthcoming Australian concerts and performances featuring the music of Adams:


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Selected Sheet Music by Adams

3179373 look inside The Chairman Dances (Full Score). Composed by John Adams (1947-). For Orchestra (Score). Orchestra. 64 pages. G. Schirmer #AMP7974. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50480014).
4164789 look inside Nixon in China (Opera in Three Acts). Composed by John Adams (1947-). For Choral, Chorus, Orchestra, Voice (Vocal Score). BH Stage Works. 320 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051968701. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48008587).
4164792 look inside The Death of Klinghoffer (Opera in Two Acts with Prologue). Composed by John Adams (1947-). For Choral, Chorus, Orchestra, Piano, Voice. BH Stage Works. 256 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051968800. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48008588).
3179387 look inside Harmonium (Full Score). Composed by John Adams (1947-). For Choral, Orchestra (Score). Choral Large Works. 176 pages. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50480015).
3139654 look inside Phrygian Gates (Piano Solo). Composed by John Adams (1947-). For Piano, Piano/Keyboard. Piano Solo (no lyrics). SMP Level 10 (Advanced). 64 pages. G. Schirmer #AMP7860-2. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50236310).
19581857 look inside Son of Chamber Symphony (Chamber Orchestra Full Score). Composed by John Adams (1947-). For Chamber Orchestra (Full Score). Boosey & Hawkes Scores/Books. Softcover. 152 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051097005. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48021136).
19903525 look inside The Wound-Dresser (Baritone Voice and Orchestra Full Score Archive Edition). Composed by John Adams (1947-). For Baritone, Orchestra (Full Score). Boosey & Hawkes Scores/Books. 52 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051097388. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48022938).
8061238 look inside Violin Concerto (for Violin and Orchestra Full Score). Composed by John Adams (1947-). For Orchestra, Violin (Score). Boosey & Hawkes Scores/Books. 122 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051096398. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48019232).
19810899 look inside John Adams - Doctor Atomic Symphony Composed by John Adams (1947-). For Orchestra (Full Score). Boosey & Hawkes Scores/Books. 100 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051097326. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48022571).
4094989 look inside Road Movies (Violin and Piano). Composed by John Adams (1947-). For Violin, Piano Accompaniment (Violin). Boosey & Hawkes Chamber Music. 40 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051351770. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48003019).
19827151 look inside Doctor Atomic (Opera Vocal Score Archive Edition). Composed by John Adams (1947-). For Voice, Piano Accompaniment (Vocal Score). Boosey & Hawkes Voice. 348 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051097067. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48022542).
3139599 look inside China Gates (Piano Solo). Composed by John Adams (1947-). For Piano, Piano/Keyboard. Piano Solo. 20th Century. SMP Level 7 (Late Intermediate). Single piece. Performance notes (does not include words to the songs). 12 pages. G. Schirmer #AMP7859-2. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50236190).
4089318 look inside Two Fanfares for Orchestra Composed by John Adams (1947-). For Orchestra (Study Score). Boosey & Hawkes Scores/Books. 68 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051211500. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48002241).