Matthew Grasso

Matthew Grasso's chronology of works

  • Indian Raga Take one for guitar and cello (1992)
  • Trio for guitar violin and cello (1992)
  • Four Brief Sketches for solo guitar (1994)
  • Intimate Settings Suite for solo guitar (1994)
  • Personal Impressions Suite for solo guitar (1995)
  • Meditation #1 (Serenity) for solo guitar (1995)
  • Meditation #2 (Shanti) for solo guitar (1996)
  • Offering for solo guitar (1996)
  • Morning Prayer for solo guitar (1996)
  • Peace and Joy for solo guitar (1997)
  • Two Compositions for prepared guitar and percussion (1997)
  • The Realization of Tommorow for kotar and percussion (1997)
  • Echoes of a Lake for guitarp and percussion (1997)
  • Moksha for two guitars and percussion (1997)
  • Spanish Raga (jazz tune) (1999)
  • Yiddish-ish (jazz tune) (1999)
  • Journey to Infinity for kotar and percussion (2000)
  • A Glitter of Time for guitarp and percussion (2000)
  • Passacaglia for solo guitar (2000)
  • Twin Towers (jazz tune) (2001)
  • Guitar Concerto for extended 7-string and orchestra (2005)
  • Polymetric Suite for guitar trio (2006)
  • Babak's Raga for solo guitar (2006)
  • Three Contemplations for extended 7-string guitar (2007)
  • Contemplation on the Corpse for extended 7-string guitar (2008)
  • The Petite Polymetric Suite for extended 7-string guitar (2008)
  • 7th Creation for extended 7-string guitar trio (2008)
  • Raga Iman Kalyan for women's choir (2009)
  • Lucky Seven improv work for extended 7-string duo (2009)
  • Reflections Suite for extended 7-string guitar (2010)
  • Serenade for Strings and 7-String Guitar (2010)
  • Settings in a Utopian World
    for women's choir and 18-tone octave just guitar (2010)
  • Three Spirits for national steel just intonation guitar (2010)
  • Man on Wire for 12-course harp guitar (2010)
  • Homage for extended 6-string guitar (2010)
  • Settings in a Utopian World Suite
    for 18-tone octave just intonation guitar (2011)
  • The Apocalypse of 2012 for guitar quintet (2012)
  • Three Memories for a Friend for string quartet (2013)
  • Four Spirits for 18-tone octave just intonation guitar (2013)
  • Seven Etudes for extended 7-string guitar (2014)
  • Chomolungma for extended 7-string guitar (2014)
  • Homage no.2 for extended 7-string guitar (2015)
  • Serenade for extended 7-string guitar trio (2015)
  • Kaleidoscope for extended 7-string guitar trio (2015)
  • Prayer for Rain guitar ensemble (2016)

Matthew Grasso's Compositions


1) Compositions for solo extended 7-string guitar
  • Three Contemplations for Extended 7-String Guitar (2007)
  • Contemplation on the Corpse for Extended 7-String Guitar (2008)
  • The Petite Polymetric Suite for Extended 7-String Guitar (2008)
  • Reflections Suite for extended 7-string guitar (2010)
  • Seven Etudes for extended 7-string guitar (2014)
  • Chomolungma for extended 7-string guitar (2014)
  • Homage no.2 for extended 7-string guitar (2015)
2) Ensemble
  • Indian Raga Take one for guitar and cello (1992)
  • Trio for guitar violin and cello (1992)
  • Meditation #3, (for universal tranquility) for guitar quartet (1998)
  • Polymetric Suite for Guitar Trio (2006)
  • Guitar Concerto for Extended 7-String and Orchestra (2005)
  • 7th Creation for Extended 7-String Guitar Trio (2008)
  • Raga Iman Kalyan for Women's Choir (2009)
  • Serenade for Strings and 7-String Guitar (2010)
  • Settings in a Utopian World
    for Women's Choir and 14-Note Octave Just Guitar (2010)
  • The Apocalypse of 2012 for guitar quintet (2012)
  • Three Memories for a Friend for string quartet (2013)
  • Serenade for extended 7-string guitar trio (2015)
  • Kaleidoscope for extended 7-string guitar trio (2015)
  • Prayer for Rain guitar ensemble (2016)
3) 18-tone 11-limit just intonation guitar
  • Settings in a Utopian World Suite
    for 18-tone octave just intonation guitar (2011)
  • Four Spirits for 18-tone octave just intonation guitar (2013)
4) Guitarp and Kotar
  • The Realization of Tommorow for kotar and percussion (1997)
  • Journey to Infinity for kotar and percussion (2000)
  • Echoes of a Lake for guitarp and percussion (1997)
  • A Glitter of Time for guitarp and percussion (2000)
5) Misc Solo Guitar
  • Four Brief Sketches (1994)
  • Intimate Settings Suite (1994)
  • Personal Impressions Suite (1995)
  • Meditation #1 (Serenity) (1995)
  • Meditation #2 (Shanti) (1996)
  • Offering (1996)
  • Morning Prayer (1996)
  • Peace and Joy (1997)
  • Two Compositions for prepared guitar and percussion (1997)
  • Passacaglia (2000)
  • Babak's Raga (2006)
  • Three Spirits for national steel just intonation guitar (2010)
  • Man on Wire for 12-course harp guitar (2010)
  • Homage for extended 6-string guitar (2010)

Matthew Grasso's Transcriptions

1) Solo Guitar (extended 7-string guitar) Transcriptions
  • Pavane for a Dead Princess - Ravel
  • Mother Goose Suite - Ravel
  • Symphony No.2 (third movement) - Rachmaninoff
  • Adagio for Strings Barber
  • Adagio in G Minor Albinoni
  • Caprices no. 1 and 6 - Paganini
  • Chaconne - Bach
  • Air on a G-String - Bach
  • The Girl with the Flaxen Hair - Debussy
  • West Side Story Suite - Bernstein
  • Prelude in C#m - Rachmaninoff
  • Over the Rainbow - Arlen
  • Leyenda - Albeniz
  • The Beatles Suite - Lennon-McCartney
  • Nimrod - Elgar
  • Sicilienne - Von Paradis
  • Killing me Softly - Gimbel-Fox
  • Il Vecchio castello - Moussorgsky
  • My Funny Valentine - Rogers/Hart
  • My Favorite Things - Rodgers/Hammerstein
2) Guitar Ensemble Transcriptions
  • "Prelude to "The Afternoon of a Faun" - Debussy (guitar duo) (guitar trio)
  • Reverie - Debussy (guitar duo) (guitar trio)
  • Clair de Lune - Debussy (guitar duo) (guitar trio)
  • The Sunken Cathedral - Debussy (guitar duo) (guitar trio)
  • Nocturne - Dvorak (guitar duo) (guitar trio)
  • Lacrimosa, Confutatis - Mozart (guitar trio)
  • Chorale - Grasso (guitar trio)
  • Canzonetta - Tchaikovsky (guitar and violin)
  • Impresiones Imtimas Mompou (guitar duo)
  • Preludes no.2 & 5 - Rachmanioff (guitar duo) (guitar trio)
  • Hungarian Dance no.5 - Brahms (guitar trio)
  • Pavane - Faure (guitar duo) (guitar trio)
  • Nadia's Theme - (guitar trio)
  • Theme from Rosemary's Baby - (guitar trio)
  • Entr'Acte - (guitar duo) (guitar trio)
  • Over the Rainbow - Arlen (guitar trio)
  • Gonna Fly Now - Bill Conti (guitar trio)
  • Theme From Ipman - Kenji Kawai (guitar trio)
  • Theme From Schindler's List - John Williams (guitar trio)
  • Agua e Vinho - Gismonti (guitar trio)
  • El Amor Brujo - Manuel De Falla (guitar trio)
  • Preludes no. 2 and 5 - Rachmanioff (guitar trio)
  • Pictures at an Exhibition - Moussorgsky (guitar trio)
  • Going the Distance - Bill Conti (guitar trio)
  • Mother Goose Suite Ravel (guitar trio)
3) 6-string guitar works recreated for 7-string guitar
  • Cantabile - Ross Thompson
  • Raguette - Dusan Bogdanovic
  • Invocation et Danse - Joaquin Rodrigo
  • Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Tarrega
  • El Colibri - Julio Sagreras