John Musto                      Composer/Pianist

Orchestral


Overture to Pope Joan (1998) 4 minutes

Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet

2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Tuba

Timpani, Percussion, Celesta, Harp

Strings


Passacaglia (& Fugue)   (2003) 7 minutes (11 minutes)

Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, English Horn, 2 Clarinets, Bass Clarinet,

2 Bassoons, Contrabassoon

4 Horns, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Tuba

3 Percussion, Piano

Strings


Sinfonietta (2015) 20 minutes

Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet,

2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, Percussion,

Strings


Piano and Orchestra


Piano Concerto No. 1 (2005) 30 minutes

2 Flutes (Piccolo) 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons

2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones

Timpani, Percussion

Solo Piano

Strings


Piano Concerto No. 2 (2005) 30 minutes

Flute (Piccolo), Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon

2 Horns, Trumpet, Bass Trombone

3 Percussion

Piano Solo

Strings


Voice and Orchestra


Encounters for Tenor and Orchestra (1992) 25 minutes

2 Flutes (Piccolo), 2 Oboes (English Horn), 2 Clarinets (Bass Clarinet)

2 Bassoons (Contrabassoon)

2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones

Timpani, Percussion, Harp, Piano

Strings


Quiet Songs for Soprano and Orchestra (1996) 15 minutes

2 Flutes (Piccolo), Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet

Bassoon, 2 Horns, Percussion, Harp, Piano

Strings


Dove Sta Amore for Soprano and Orchestra (1996) 15 minutes

Flute (Piccolo),  Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet Bass Clarinet,  Bassoon

2 Horns, Percussion, Harp, Piano

Strings


Opera


Volpone (2004) 2 hours

Libretto by Mark Campbell

A comic opera in two acts  after Ben Jonson

(With orchestra)


Later the Same Evening (2007) 75 minutes

Libretto by Mark Campbell

A one-act opera inspired by five paintings of Edward Hopper

(With orchestra or two pianos)


Bastianello (2008) 40 minutes

Libretto by Mark Campbell

A one-act chamber opera based on an Italian folk tale

(With orchestra or two pianos)


The Inspector (2011) 1:45 hours

Libretto by Mark Campbell

A comic opera in two acts  after Nicolai Gogol

(With orchestra)


Chamber Music


Piano Trio (1998) 15 minutes

Violin, Violoncello, Piano


Divertimento (1999) 20 minutes

Flute, Clarinet, Viola, Violoncello, Piano, Percussion


Clarinet Sextet (2001) 25 minutes

Clarinet, String Quartet, Piano



Piano Solo


Five Concert Rags (1991-1998)


Improvisation and Fugue (2008) 8 minutes


Flederag (2012) 6 minutes


Two Pianos


Passacaglia (2003 transcribed 2010) 11 minutes


Transcriptions for Two Pianos


Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue (St. Anne)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute


Vocal Chamber Music


The Old Gray Couple (1994) 10 minutes

Soprano and Baritone with Piano

Poetry of Archibald MacLeish


The Book of Uncommon Prayer (2001) 45 minutes

SATB with Piano

Fifteen songs on poetry of  Katherine Mosby, Tess Gallagher,

Archibald MacLeish, Lawrence Ferlinghetti,

Kenneth Patchen and Mark Strand


River Songs (2002) 10 minutes

Four songs for Baritone, Violoncello and Piano

Poetry of the Pawnees, William Stafford and Walt Whitman


Another Place (2016) 10 minutes

Soprano and String Quartet

Poetry of Mark Strand


Choral


Starsong (1997) 8 minutes

SATB, Harp and Two Horns

Poetry of Carl Sandburg


Ah, May the Red Rose Live Alway (2016) 4 minutes

SATB

Arrangement of Stephen Foster


Voice and Piano (Collected Songs)

[All songs available in high and medium keys]


Two by Frost (1986) 4 minutes

Two songs on poems of Robert Frost


Canzonettas (1984) 7 minutes

Three songs on Elizabethan poetry


Enough Rope (1985) 6 minutes

Three songs on poems of Dorothy Parker


Shadow of the Blues (1986) 8 minutes

Four songs on poems of Langston Hughes


Recuerdo (1988) 12 minutes

Three songs on poems by Christina Rossetti,

Edna St. Vincent Millay and Louise Bogan


Quiet Songs (1990) 25 minutes

Six songs on poems of E. E. Cummings, Amy Elizabeth Burton,

Eugene O’Neill, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Artrhur Symons and Léonie Adams


Dove Sta Amore (1996) 15 minutes

Five songs on poems of E. E. Cummings, Carl Sandburg,

James Agee and Lawrence Ferlinghetti


Penelope (2000) 25 minutes

Seven songs on lyrics by Denise Lanctot


Viva Sweet Love (2005) 10 minutes

Five songs on poems of E. E. Cummings and James Laughlin


The Brief Light (2010) 10 minutes

Six songs on poems of James Laughlin


Scottish Songs (2013) 10 minutes

Six songs on poems of Helen Lamb, Frances Leviston, Helena Nelson

Chloe Morrish, Alexander Anderson and James McGonigal


Be Music, Night (2017) 10 minutes

Four songs on poems of Sri Aurobindo, Carl Sandburg, Léonie Adams,

and Kenneth Patchen


Various Songs


I Stop Writing the Poem (2001)

Poem by Tess Gallagher


Lament (1988)

Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay


Nude at the Piano (2003)

Lyrics by Mark Campbell


Old Photograph (2001)

Poem by Archibald MacLeish


San Jose Symphony Reception (2001)

Poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti


Words to be Spoken (1996)

Poem by Archibald MacLeish


Flamenco (2000)

Lyrics by C. K. Williams


Triolet  (1987)

Poem by Eugene O’Neill


Voice and Guitar

The Brief Light  (2010) 10 minutes

Six songs on poems of James Laughlin