COMPOSITIONS

Frank Wallace is one of the most prolific composers writing for the guitar today…explore a complete list of original solo, song, and chamber works below. Or purchase them at www.gyremusic.com, a site rich with stories, audio, and video.
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Guitar Solo easy to moderate


Sketches I
+ 1997 – 28 brief character pieces

Sketches II
+ 2002 – six short suites; intermediate to advanced


Nuevas Cantigas
+ 2000 – seven short modal works

Five Fantasies
+ 2001 – eight contrapuntal studies


Diversions
+ 2001 – eight contrapuntal studies

Española
+ 2007 – 3 short movements; intermediate


A Season of Light
2007 – 30 carols traditional, ancient and original by F Wallace; easy to advanced


Solo Concert Repertoire  guitar, unless noted


Quadrangle
** 1996 – four movements

Suite Blues
** 1996 – complex chromatic blues

From the Windy Place
** 1997 – four movements

Cunctipotens Genitor
1997 – fantasy on Gregorian chant

The Stubborn Oak
** 1997 – Prelude, Chorale and Fugue based on Shaker tune

Sweet Ladyslipper
** 1999 – 6 movements

Suite in B minor
2000 – 4 movements in Baroque style

Song of Albin
2000 – 6 movements


Harlequin in Love
+ 2000 – 5 short melodic studies

Dake’s Song
* 2001 – short modal and melodic

Six Prayers on Six Strings
+ 2001 – 6 melodic studies

Passacaglia
2001 – Baroque style

After Sylvius
2002 – Prelude, Allegro and Passacaglia

Débil del Alba
2003 – impressionistic

The Elements
2005 – 4 movements

Sonata #1
2005 – 3 movements


Paca la Roseta
2010 – for ten-string guitar

The Bells
2010 – 3 preludes

Passing in the Night
2012 – 5 works for Beatty Youth Competition

Black Falcon
2013 – for Edel Muñoz

A Heavy Sleep
2013; for Detlev Bork

White Albatross
2013 – for Fabian Hinsche

A Wisp in the Dark
2014 – for Richard Provost

Cry Among the Clouds
2014 – for Christopher Ladd


Shadow of the Sun
2014 – for the Hartt School

Caracara
2014 – for Pablo Garibay and Juan Carlos Laguna

Clusters
2015 – for Adam Levin

Film Scores
2015 – 11 short solos

Stone Face
2016 – 4 short movements

Amanda’s Dance
2017

The Timid Nightingale
2017 – for Joe Mayes


Guitar Ensembles


Triptych
2001 – 3 movements for 3 guitars; for Back Bay Guitar Trio

Duo Sonata #1
2002 – 3 movements for 2 guitars

Sketches for Two
2002 – 6 duos for guitars


Betty Botter
2004 – guitar quartet

New England Sextets
2010 – guitar orchestra, six parts; for Timberlane High School

Sombra para mis Gritos
2011 – 2 guitars; for ChromaDuo


Twelve Inventions
2012 – 2 guitars; for Marek Pasieczny

More Gargoyles
2012 – 3 guitars; for Mobius Trio

Changes Upon the Guitar
2014 – violin, viola, and seven guitars; for Hartt School of Music Guitar Department


A World Not So Round
2014 – guitar quartet; for New England Guitar Quartet

Spring Symphony
2014 – guitar quartet or orchestra in four parts; for New Hampshire Music Educators Association


Mandolin Music


The Coming of Arthur
2009 – mandolin and guitar; for Mare Duo

Nocturne
2010 – mandolin orchestra; for Das JugendZupfOrchester des Landes NRW


New England Quintets or Quartets
2011 – mandolin orchestra, arrangements of NE Sextets

On the Sol, in Mi
2011 – 2 mandolins and guitar; for Mark and Beverly Davis


Night Owl
2012 – mandolin solo; for Annika Hinsche

Blue Heron
2012 – mandolin or violin; for Robert Margo

Gargoyles
2012 – 2 mandolins and guitar; for Mare Duo


My Vital Breath
2013 – mandolin orchestra; Prize-winner José Fernández Rojas 2013 International Composition Competition; for New American Mandolin Ensemble


Chamber Music


Katrina Sonata
2004 – 3 movements for guitar and flute; for Ciraldo Duo

Triangulo
2002 – 1 movement for guitar, violin and flute

Random Act
2005 – cello or viola and guitar

Mi Jardín de Calla
2007 – mezzo, alto, four guitars, flute and cello; for Boston Classical Guitar Society

Advice
2009 – oboe, bassoon, piano or guitar


Deep Autumn
2009 – English horn or viola and guitar; for Scott Morris & Richard Kravchak

El Primero
2010 – violin and guitar; for Nick Cutroneo and Sarah Larsen

Fraktured
2011 – piano and guitar

On the Sol, in Mi
2011 – two mandolins (or melody instruments) and guitar; for Mark & Beverly Davis

La Perla del Pico
2011 – flute (or violin) and four guitars


Un Establo de Oro
2012 – flute, cello and two guitars

The Bells
2013 – 3 works for wind quintet

A Tune Beyond
2013 – violin, viola and guitar; for Phenix Ensemble

So to Serenade
2014 – flute and guitar; for Pandora Duo

Tom-tom, Pourquoi?
2014 – percussion and guitar; for Kaleidos


The Whirling
2014 – viola and guitar; for Alturas Duo

As It Could Be
2014 – chamber suite for violin, viola, flute, percussion, 2 alto voices and 7 guitars; for the Hartt School of Music

Enfin
2015 – percussion and guitar; for Harmonic Music Studios

String Songs
2015 – string quartet and guitar

Gryphon 2015 – violin and guitar; in progress


Guitar and Voice


Song Without Words [unpublished]
1997 – medium voice; poem Nancy Knowles

A Single Veil
2001 – six spiritual songs, mezzo soprano; poetry by: Rumi, Guillevic, Creeley, Knowles and Shem Tov ben Palquera (English)

Bestiary
* 2001 – six songs, baritone and soprano (or tenor); comic poems by Theodore Roethke and Nancy Knowles

Father Said:
2003 – 16 songs, medium voice; poems by Frank C. Wallace (1887-1951)

How Fragile She Is
2005 – cycle for baritone and soprano; 11 poems by Frank Wallace and Nancy Knowles


Speak Love
++ 2005 – seven songs for baritone; poems by Henriette de Saussure Blanding

Syzygy
2005 – 15 songs, mezzo soprano; poems by Nancy Knowles

El Canto
2005 – for mezzo soprano, baritone and guitar (or E vihuela/lute); Spanish poem by Mexican artist Jaime Goded

Advice
2006 – mezzo soprano and baritone with guitar; poem by Wendy Homes Noyes

Mi Jardín de Calla
++ 2007 – medium voice and guitar; poem by Nancy Knowles in Spanish


The Game
2007 – 5 songs, medium voice and guitar; poems by Frank A. Wallace

Wool Gathering [unpublished]
2007 – mezzo soprano and 3 guitars; poem by Deborah Dill

The Great Deep
++ 2008 – 8 songs, high voice and 10-string guitar or piano; poems by Shakespeare, Tennyson, Donne, Pope, Shelley, Rosetti, Turner

The Chimes
++ 2008 – 4 songs, medium voice and 10-string guitar; lyrics from The Chimes by Charles Dickens

Men, Women and Molecules
2010 – 6 songs, soprano and guitar; poems by Roald Hoffmann; for Olson/De Cari Duo


Ovejita
2010 – mezzo soprano and guitar; poem by Federico Garcia Lorca; written for Emerson College

Epitafio a un Pajaro
2011 – mezzo soprano, flute and two guitars; poem by Federico García Lorca

De la Muerte Oscura
2012 – narrator and guitar; poem by Federico García Lorca; written for Lynn McGrath

like black snow
2012 – alto voice, clarinet or liuto cantabile, and guitar; poems by Nathan G. Wallace; for Asteria Ensemble


Lute solo and song


Voices in the Dark
2000 – 6 songs, baritone and lute; poetry by LiveOak workshop participants

Pearly Everlasting
* 2001 – 4 songs, soprano, baritone and 10-course lute; elegy by Nancy Knowles in memory of John Fleagle


Fantasy #1
2001 – solo lute

Woman of the Water
* 2002 – 9 songs, soprano and 10-course lute or piano; poems by Theodore Roethke


After Sylvius
2002 – 10-course lute

El Canto
2005 – for mezzo soprano, baritone and E vihuela/lute; Spanish poem by Mexican artist Jaime Goded


Una Luz Santa
2005 – duo for 10-course and 8-course lutes; fantasy on Sephardic theme

In the Cornfields [unpublished]
2006 – soprano and ten-course lute; poem by Deborah Dill


Works by Frank Wallace are played by



* Available on CD: Woman of the Water Songs of Frank Wallace (Gyre 10082)
** Available on CD: Frank Wallace, his own new works (Gyre 10012)
+ Available on CD: Sketches (Gyre 10012)
++ Available on CD: The Great Deep (Gyre 10102)