Chamber Orchestra

Adagio Sostenuto: at Sea   

(see Set No. 3; see also Chamber Ensemble for original version)

Central Park in the Dark  MOB  8½ min.

pic-1-1-1(E cl)-1; 0-1-1-0; perc (sn dr, b dr, opt cym), 2 pf; str 

Ives Society critical edition by Jacques-Louis Monod (sc for sale, pts for rent)

Chromâtimelôdtune  MJQ  5 min.

0-0-1(E cl)-0; 0-2(E, B cnt)-1-1; b dr, pf; str 

0-1-1-1; 1-1-1-1; sn dr, ch, pf; 3vn, va, vc, cb 

Brass qt (E cnt, B cnt, tbn, tuba) and perc (side dr, b dr, cym)

Realized by Kenneth Singleton (sc and pts for rent)

Realized by Gunther Schuller (sc for sale, pts for rent)

Realized by Gerard Schwarz

"Country Band" March  MER  4 min.

1(pic)-0-1-al sax-0; 0-cnt-2-0; perc (sn dr, b dr, cym), pf; str (no va) 

Ives Society critical edition by James B. Sinclair (sc and pts for sale) 
(Also arranged by James B. Sinclair for concert band)

Fugue in Four Keys on "The Shining Shore"  MER  4 min.

fl, cnt, str 

Ives Society critical edition by John Kirkpatrick (sc and pts for sale

The Gong on The Hook and Ladder or Firemen's Parade on Main Street  PEER  2 min.

1-0-1-1; 0-2-1-0; timp, perc (sn dr, tr), pf; str (opt gong) 

Corrected edition by James B. Sinclair (sc and pts for sale) 
(see also version for Chamber Ensemble)

Holiday Quickstep  MER  2 min.

pic, 2 cnt, pf, vn 1-2 

Ives Society critical edition by James B. Sinclair (sc and pts for sale) 
(Also performable by chamber ensemble with 2 single violins)

March No. 2, with "Son of a Gambolier"  PEER  3 min.

1-0-1-0; 0-cnt-1-1(or db); perc (sn dr, b dr, cym, tr); vn 1-2 

Ives Society critical edition by Kenneth Singleton (sc and pts for sale) 
(Another version by Ives, for voice and piano, has also been arranged by Jonathan Elkus for symphonic band, by Gregg Smith for unison chorus and piano, and by Alexander Dashnaw for unison chorus and piano 4 hands.)

March No. 3, with "My Old Kentucky Home"  MER  2½ min.

1-0-1-0; 0-cnt-1-1; perc (sn dr, b dr, cym); vn 1-2 

Ives Society critical edition by Kenneth Singleton (sc and pts for sale)

March: The Circus Band  PEER  2½ min.

Version 1 (sc and pts for rent): 1-0-1-0; 0-cnt-1-1/db; perc (sn dr, b dr); vn 1-2 
Version 2 (George F. Roberts scoring; sc and pts for sale): pic-1-0-2-0;  0-1-3-1; perc (sn dr, b dr, cym); Vn 1-2, db (opt. vc, SSATTBB chorus)

Orchestral Set No. 1: Three Places in New England Version 2  MRC  19 min.
  1. i. The "St. Gaudens" in Boston Common (Col. Shaw and his Colored Regiment)    
  2. ii. Putnam's Camp, Redding, Connecticut    
  3. iii. The Housatonic at Stockbridge    

1-1-E hn-1-1; 1-1-1-0; timp, perc (sn dr, b dr, cym), pf;  str [4/4/2/2/2] (opt pic, hn 2, tpt 2, pf 2) (Arranged by Ives in 1929 from original version for large orchestra.)

Ives Society critical edn by James B. Sinclair (sc and pts for rent)

For Versions 1 & 4: see Orchestra    

 

Orchestral Set No. 1: Three Places in New England Version 3  MRC  19 min.
  1. i. The "St. Gaudens" in Boston Common (Col. Shaw and his Colored Regiment)    
  2. ii. Putnam's Camp, Redding, Connecticut    
  3. iii. The Housatonic at Stockbridge    

1-1-E hn-1-1; 1-2-2-1; timp, perc (sn dr, b dr, cym), pf; str (opt pic, cl 2, hn 2-4, tpt 3-4, pf2/cel, org ped, theremin)

(Adapted by Ives for 1935 publication from 1929 version.)  (sc for sale, pts for rent)

Overture and March "1776"  MER  3 min.

2(2 pic)-1-1-0; 0-2 cnt-1-0; perc (sn dr, b dr, cym), pf; str (opt bells) 
 

Ives Society critical edition by James B. Sinclair (sc for sale, pts for rent) 
(Also arranged by James B. Sinclair for concert band)

The Pond  MOB  1½ min.

fl/vn, tpt/basset hn(or med vo), 2 hp, pf; str (opt cel/bells)

Ives Society critical edition by Jacques-Louis Monod (sc for sale, pts for rent) 
(This version was later arranged by Ives, under the title "Remembrance," for voice and piano, and then for voice and chamber ensemble; also listed under Songs with Orchestra or Chamber Ensemble.)

Quarter-Tone Chorale  CFP  4½ min.

from "Three Quarter-Tone Pieces" 
Realized by Alan Stout for string orchestra from Ives's instrumentation 
directions in the original for 2 pf (sc and pts for sale)

The Rainbow  PEER  2 min.

fl, basset hn/E hn(or med vo), pf, str 

(sc and pts for sale) 
(This version was later arranged by Ives for voice and piano; also listed under Songs with Orchestra or Chamber Ensemble.)

Set for Theatre Orchestra  MER  7½ min.
  1. i. In the Cage    
  2. ii. In the Inn    
  3. iii. In the Night    

E hn/fl/cl/cnt, cl, bn/bar sax/tbn; hn/cl/E hn/tbn, timp, bells, pf (2 players); str (opt ob/fl/cl/cnt, fl/vn, hp/pf, org) 

(sc and pts for rent; Ives Society critical edition in prep)

Set No. 1   9 min.
  1. i. Scherzo: The See'r  AMP  1 min.
  2. ii. A Lecture (Tolerance)  MER  1 min.
  3. iii. The Ruined River (The New River)  PEER  1 min.
  4. iv. Like a Sick Eagle  MER  1½ min.
  5. v. Calcium Light Night  MER  2½ min.
  6. vi. Allegretto sombreoso (Incantation)  PEER  2 min.

Total instr: pic(fl), E hn/ob/basset hn, 2 cl, bn, bar sx; alto hn, tpt/E hn/basset hn, cnt, tbn; perc (sn dr, t dr, b dr, cym), 2 pf (8 hands); str [4/4/2/3/1 minimum] (opt. bar sax 2, bn 2, tbn 2, tuba, tom-toms/timp)

i. Scherzo: The See'r 
Ives Society edn: cl, alto hn, cnt, dr, pf (opt tbn/bar sax)  
Schuller arr: cl, cnt, hn/tbn/t sax, perc (sn dr, b dr), pf  

ii. A Lecture (Tolerance)   
Ives Society edn: fl, 2 bn, cnt, 2 tbn, t dr, str (opt db 2)  
Schuller arr: fl, cl, 2 bn, sn dr, str  Play! 

iii. The Ruined River (The New River)  
Ives Society edn: 1(pic)-0-2-bar sax-0; 0-2 cnt-1-0; pf  
(opt. bar sax 2, t dr, 4 vn [or 2 vn & 2 va], voices) 
Schuller arr: 1(pic)-0-2-bar sax-0; 0-2-1-0; timp, perc (t dr, b dr, cym, tamb), ch, pf; 4 vn, db 

iv. Like a Sick Eagle  
Ives Society edn: fl, E hn/ob/basset hn; pf; str (vn, va [or vn2], vc, db) (opt db 2, voice)
Schuller arr: fl, E hn, pf, str 

v. Calcium Light Night   
Ives Society edn: pic, cl, cnt, tbn, b dr, 2 pf(8 hd) (opt 2 bn, tbn 2, tuba, cym, timp/tom-toms, sn dr, str [if all options are utilized, only one pf is required]) 
Cowell arr: pic, ob, cl, bn, tpt/cnt, tbn, perc (sn dr, b dr), 2 pf  

vi. Allegretto sombreoso (Incantation) 
Ives Society edn: fl, tpt/E hn/basset hn; pf; 3 vn 
Schuller arr: fl, E hn/tpt/basset hn(or med vo); pf; 3 vn 

(Note: Complete work is available from Merion Music, Inc., by special arrangement with the other publishers.)

iii. The Ruined River (The New River) 
(Choral version, ed. Henry Cowell, is available for sale separately from publisher; see under Chorus with Orchestra or Chamber Ensemble.) 

vi. Allegretto sombreoso (Incantation) 
Gunther Schuller arrangement available for rent (sc and pts) 
Ives Society critical edition by David Porter of the original version (sc and pts for rent)

Set No. 2   5 min.
  1. i. Largo: The Indians  AMP  2 min.
  2. ii. "Gyp the Blood" or Hearst!? Which is Worst?!  PEER  1 min.
  3. ii. Ann Street*  MER  1 min.
  4. iii. Andante: The Last Reader  MER  2 min.

Total instr of Ives Society edn: 2 fl, ob/E hn, bn; Indian dr/tom-tom, pf, org; str 
[2/2/2/2/2 minimum] (opt cl, tpt/cnt) 
Total instr of Schuller arr: 2-1-0-1; 0-1-1-0; tom-tom, glock, pf; str 

i. Largo: The Indians . 
Ives Society edn: Ob/E hn/basset hn/tpt, bn; Indian dr, pf; str  [2/2/2/2/1 minimum] (opt. voice) 
Schuller arr: ob, bn, tpt, tom-tom, pf, str 

ii. "Gyp the Blood" or Hearst!? Which is Worst?!  
Ives Society critical edn: fl, cl, bn, tpt, pf, str

[ii.*] Ann Street    
fl, tpt, tbn, glock, pf (*Used as the 2nd mvt in Gunter Schuller's version of this set)

iii. Andante: The Last Reader  MER  2 min. 
Ives Society edn: 2 fl, E hn/cnt/cl, org, 2 va (opt voice) 
Schuller arr: 2 fl, tpt, str 

ii. "Gyp the Blood" or Hearst!? Which is Worst?! 
realized by  Kenneth Singleton, sc and pts for sale 

iii. Andante: The Last Reader  
Gunther Schuller arrangement available for rent (sc and pts) 
Ives Society critical edition by David Porter of the original version in prep (sc and pts for rent) 

Set No. 3   4 min.
  1. i. Adagio sostenuto: At Sea  PEER  1½ min.
  2. ii. Luck and Work  MER  1 min.
  3. iii. Premonitions  MER  1½ min.

Total instr of Ives Society edn by David Porter: Fl, ob, basset hn/E hn, cl; t dr, pf/hp; str [6/6/6/5/3 minimum] (opt cel/glock) 
Total instr of Schuller arr: 1-1-E hn-1-1; 3-1-1-1; perc (field dr/sn dr, b dr), cel/glock, hp, pf; str (3/0/1/1/1) 

i. Adagio sostenuto: At Sea 
Ives Society edn: E hn/basset hn/fl; cel/glock, pf/hp; 2 vn, va/vn (opt vc) 
Schuller arr: E hn; cel/glock, hp, pf; 3 vn  
(see also under Chamber Ensemble for original version, published separately) 

ii. Luck and Work 
Ives Society edn: Fl, basset hn/E hn; dr, pf; 3 vn (opt 4th vn) 
Schuller arr: fl, E hn, field dr/sn dr, pf, str [3/0/1/1/1]  

iii. Premonitions 
Ives Society edn: Fl, ob, cl, basset hn/E hn; t dr, pf; str [6/6/6/5/3 minimum players] (opt cel/glock, voice) 
Schuller arr: 1-1-E hn-1-1; 3-1-1-1; b dr, cel, pf; str [3/0/1/1/1] 
 

(Note: Complete work is available from Merion Music, Inc. by special arrangement.) 

iii. Premonitions
Gunther Schuller arrangement available for rent (sc and pts) 
Ives Society critical edition by David Porter of the original version in prep (sc and pts for rent)

Set No. 5: The Other Side of Pioneering   5½ min.
  1. i. The New River  PEER  1 min.
  2. ii. The Indians  AMP  2 min.
  3. iii. Charlie Rutlage  AMP  3 min.
  4. iv. Ann Street  MER  1 min.

Total instr: Pic, ob(E hn), E cl, bn, [alto] sx, [bar] sx; 0-2-1-1; perc (sn dr, b dr, tom-tom), pf; str

i. The New River
Porter/Ives Society edn: sax, tpt, pf, 2 vn 

ii. The Indians  
Porter/Ives Society edn: ob, tpt, pf, str 

iii. Charlie Rutlage 
Ives Society critical edn by Kenneth Singleton: pic, E hn, Eb cl, bn; tpt, tbn, tba; perc (sn dr, b dr, tom-tom), pf; str; opt vo (bar or mez) (sc and pts for sale) 

iv. Ann Street 
Porter/Ives Society edn: sax, tpt, pf, vn, va

(sc and pts on rental, except as noted for mvt 3) 

iii. Charlie Rutlage
(sc and pts for sale) 

Set No. 6: From the Side Hill   8 min.
  1. i. Mists  MER  1½ min.
  2. ii. The Rainbow  PEER  2 min.
  3. iii. Afterglow  MER  2 min.
  4. iv. Evening  AMP  2 min.

Total instr: Fl, ob, basset hrn/E hn; tpt; cel/golck, hp, pf; str (possibly also cl, bn) 

i. Mists 
fl (or med vo), pf; str (3 vn, 2 va, vc, db) (opt cel/bells) 

ii. The Rainbow
fl, basset hn/E hn (or voice), hp, org, str (or pf may replace hp & org) (sc and pts for sale) 

iii. Afterglow
Realized by David Porter: fl/ob/E hn (or both fl and ob), cel/glock, hp/pf (or both); str (2/2/2/1/1) 

iv. Evening AMP  2 min.  
fl, ob; cel/glock, pf; 3 vn (opt voice) 

i. Mists 
Ives Society critical edition by Kenneth Singleton (sc and pts for sale) 

ii. The Rainbow
(sc and pts for sale) 

iv. Evening AMP  2 min.  
Ives Society critical edition by Kenneth Singleton (sc and pts for sale)

Set No. 7: Water Colors    5 min
  1. i. At Sea    
  2. ii. Swimmers  MER  1 min.
  3. iii. The Pond (Remembrance)  PEER  1 min.
  4. iv. Full Fathom Five    

i. At Sea (not orchestrated in this version, see Set No. 3) 

ii. Swimmers 
1-1-2-2; 1-1-2-1; sn dr, b dr, ch, pf; str (edited by James B. Sinclair) 

iii. The Pond (Remembrance)  
fl/tpt/hn, fl/vn, hp/pf, vn/fl

iv. Full Fathom Five (not orchestrated by Ives)

ii. Swimmers
(sc and pts for rent) 

iii. The Pond (Remembrance) 
(sc and pts for sale under title "Remembrance") 

Set No. 8: Songs without Voices    4 min.
  1. i. The New River    
  2. ii. The Indians  AMP  2 min.
  3. iii. Ann Street  MER  1 min.

i. The New River (not orchestrated for this set) 

ii. The Indians 
tpt, pf (opt ob, bar sax/bn, str) Edited by David Porter 

iii. Ann Street
Schuller arr: fl, tpt, tbn, glock, pf  
Porter arr: tpt, pf (opt fl, bar sax/tbn, 4 vn [or 2 vn, 2 va])

ii. The Indians 
(sc and pts available for rent) 

iii. Ann Street 
(both versions sc and pts available for rent)

Set No. 9 of Three Pieces    8 min.
  1. i. Andante con moto: The Last Reader  MER  2 min.
  2. ii. Scherzo: The See'r  PEER  1 min.
  3. iii. Largo to Presto: The Unanswered Question  PEER  6 min.

Total instr: 2 fl, fl 3/ob, fl 4/cl, E hn, cl; alto hn, tpt; perc (sn dr, b dr), pf; str 

i. Andante con moto: The Last Reader  
Schuller arr (sc and pts available for rent): 2 fl, tpt, str 
Porter edn (sc and pts available for rent): 
Version 1: 2 fl, E hn/cnt/cl, str 
Version 2: fl/cl, tpt, pf, str (1/1/1/1/1) 

ii. Scherzo: The See'r 
(see Set No. 1/i) 

iii. Largo to Presto: The Unanswered Question 
2 fl, fl 3/ob, fl 4/cl, tpt/ob/E hn/cl, str (str qrt or 5-part str orch)

i. Andante con moto: The Last Reader  
Schuller arr (sc and pts available for rent) 
Porter edn (sc and pts available for rent)
 

Set No. 10 of Three Pieces   4½ min.
  1. i. Largo molto: Like a Sick Eagle (see Set No. 1/iv)    
  2. ii. Allegro-Andante: Luck and Work (see Set No. 3/ii)    
  3. iii. Adagio: The Indians (see Set No. 2/i)    

Total instr: fl, ob/E hn, basset hn, bn, tom-tom, pf, str

Tone Roads No. 1  PEER  3 min.

Version 1: fl, cl, bn, pf 

Version 2: fl, cl, bn, str 
 

Version 1: (Ives Society critical edition in prep) 

Version 2: (sc and pts for sale; Ives Society critical edition in prep)

Tone Roads No. 3  PEER  3 min.

fl, cl, tpt, tbn, ch, pf, str 

(sc and pts for sale; Ives Society critical edition in prep)

The Unanswered Question  PEER  6 min.

4 fl (or 2 fl, ob, cl), tpt/ob/E hn/cl, str (str qrt or 5-pt str orch) 

Ives Society critical edition by Paul C. Echols and Noel Zahler (sc for sale, pts for rent

Washington's Birthday  AMP  9 min.

fl(pic), hn, Jew's hp (or 2 cl), str (opt bn, tbn, bells/pf) 
 

First Movement (Winter) of "A Symphony: New England Holidays" 
Ives Society critical edition by James B. Sinclair (sc for sale, pts for rent)

When the Moon Is on the Wave   

Allegretto sombreoso: (see Set No. 1/vi)