Little SymphonyENS.2020.4
Classical Orchestra

Symphony for Low OrchestraENS.2020.3
Orchestra of Bass Instruments

Night BloomENS.2020.2
Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Harp, Piano, String Quartet


Red Brick, Black Mountain, White ClayENS.2019.4
Large Orchestra

Optic NerveENS.2019.3
Orchestra Without Percussion

Concerto for Double OrchestraENS.2019.2

Small Orchestra


Book of HoursENS.2018.6
Solo Voice, Small Orchestra

Hermit Songs (Samuel Barber)ENS.2018.5
Solo Soprano, Orchestra

Scenes From Deep TimeENS.2018.4
Concert Band


Tennyson SongbookENS.2018.2
SATB Chorus

Sonata for Various InstrumentsENS.2018.1f
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Harp, Piano, Harpsichord,
Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass

Sonata for Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, and PianoENS.2018.1e
Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Piano

Sonata for Oboe, Horn, and HarpsichordENS.2018.1d
Oboe, Horn, Harpsichord

Sonata for Violin and PianoENS.2018.1c
Violin, Piano

Sonata for Flute, Viola, and HarpENS.2018.1b
Alto Flute, Viola, Harp

Sonata for Cello and PianoENS.2018.1a
Cello, Piano

Six Debussy SonatasENS.2018.1
Cello, Piano; Flute, Viola, Harp; Violin, Piano; Oboe, Horn, Harpsichord;
Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Piano; Chamber Orchestra

Piano TrioENS.2017.6c
Violin, Cello, Piano

Horn TrioENS.2017.6b
Horn, Violin, Piano

Clarinet TrioENS.2017.6a
Clarinet, Cello, Piano

Three Brahms TriosENS.2017.6
Clarinet, Cello, Piano; Horn, Violin, Piano; Violin, Cello, Piano

She Walks in BeautyENS.2017.5
Voice & Piano

Piano QuartetENS.2017.4c
Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello

Oboe QuartetENS.2017.4b
Oboe, Violin, Viola, Cello

String TrioENS.2017.4a
Violin, Viola, Cello

Mystic Chords of MemoryENS.2017.4
Violin, Viola, Cello; Oboe, Violin, Viola, Cello; Piano, Violin, Viola,

Toward No Earthly PoleENS.2017.3
Mezzo-soprano, Tenor & 4 Flutes, 4 Percussion, String Quartet

Solo Piano

Once More, With FeelingENS.2016.8
Soprano & Percussion, Piano

Solo Piano

Piano QuintetENS.2016.5
Piano, String Quartet

Use Your IllusionENS.2016.4
Soprano & Flute, Clarinet, Piano, Violin, Cello

Ice AgeENS.2016.3
Voice, Piano

The Death of Sir John FranklinENS.2016.2
Tenor & Alto Clarinet, Bassoon, Baritone Horn, Tuba, Cello, Bass

While the World Shall LastENS.2016.1
Voice & Piano

Ooga BoogaENS.2015.6
Amplified Soprano & 4 Sousaphones or Soprano & 4 Tubas

Voice & Piano

2 String Quartets

Clarinet, Violin, Piano

Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Drum, Violin, Contrabass

Percussion, Piano, String Quartet

Sonnets to Edward SnowdenENS.2015.1
Soprano & 2 Violins

Symphony for Richard SerraENS.2014.6
4 Sopranos

The Mouth HarnessENS.2014.5
Soprano & Percussion

Divide TheseENS.2014.4
Soprano & Vibraphone

Violin SonataENS.2014.3
Violin, Piano

The Ten-Year-Old WorldENS.2014.2
Soprano & Contrabass

Plastic Robbins BandENS.2014.1
Soprano & String Quartet

What Is AmazingENS.2013.10
Soprano & Tuba, 2 Violins or Soprano & 2 Violins, Bass

Lightning FieldENS.2013.9
Piano, Bass, Drums

The Grave Was Too Small So We Had To Take the Horse OutENS.2013.6
2 Sopranos & Violin

Arctic SymphonyENS.2013.3
4 Flutes/2 Piccolos, 2 Tubas, 4 Cellos

Les Règles ont déjà pensé à toutENS.2013.2
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, 2 Harps, Violin, Viola, Cello

Three Lullabies for TraklENS.2012.7
Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto or Small Female Choir

Vanishing PointsENS.2012.6
Alto & Euphonium, Percussion, Cello

Clarinet QuintetENS.2012.5
Bb Clarinet, String Quartet

Utopia ParkwayENS.2012.4
Solo Piano

Fuck the AstronautsENS.2012.3
Mezzo-soprano & Flute, 2 Oboes, 2 Bb Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 2 F Horns or Mezzo-soprano & Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, F Horn

Mike Tyson Will Eat Your ChildrenENS.2011.3
Soprano & Piano or Soprano & Violin

Symphony for Steven MillhauserENS.2011.1
4 Oboes, 4 Trumpets, 4 Violins

Body Through Which the Dream FlowsENS.2010.6r
Soprano & Vibraphone

Dr. Farnsworth, A Chiropodist, Lived In Ohio, Where He Wrote Only The First Lines Of PoemsENS.2010.5
Bass & Euphonium, Timpani, Harp, Cello

Very Black SonnetsENS.2010.4
Mezzo-Soprano & English Horn, Bb Clarinet, Bassoon, F Horn, Tenor Trombone, Tuba, Harp, Viola, Cello, Bass

Symphony for Susan LogoreciENS.2010.3
2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Trumpets, Harp, Piano, 2 Cellos, 2 Basses

Cycle of DustENS.2010.2
Baritone & Cello

Dear Man On Fire,ENS.2010.1
Soprano & Flute, English Horn, Clarinet, Bassoon, 2 Hand-Clappers/Speakers, 2 Violas

Spiral JettyENS.2009.8r
2 Vibraphones, Drum Set

Symphony for Ammi PhillipsENS.2009.7
4 Piccolos, 4 Violins

The Method She Employs Against That Which Cannot Be SeenENS.2009.6
Soprano & Clarinet, Horn, Piano, Cello, Bass

Sky god girlENS.2009.5
Soprano & Piccolo, Oboe, Marimba, Violin, Viola

Scenes from the Life of Boullee, Book 1ENS.2009.4
Soprano & Electric Organ

From the Realm of MorpheusENS.2009.3
2 Piccolos/Alto Flutes, 2 Oboes/Cor Anglais, Percussion, Piano, String Quintet

Mezzo-Soprano & Alto Flute, Clarinet, Horn, Trombone, Viola, Cello

In the Realms of the UnrealENS.2009.1
3 Trumpets, 3 Pianos, 3 String Quartets

Tenor & Oboe, 2 Clarinets, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Guitar, String Quartet

Marimba, Piano, Cello

Alto & Clarinet, English Horn

Baritone & Chamber Orchestra

Tenor & Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello

From the Land of the Farther SunsENS.2008.8
Soprano & 2 Trumpets

On the Natural History of DestructionENS.2008.7
Baritone, 2 Violas

Girls on the RunENS.2008.6
Baritone & 3 Baritone Saxophones, Percussion

Upside DancesENS.2008.5
Solo Piano

Casper Hauser SongsENS.2008.4
Baritone & 2 Bass Clarinets, Bassoon, 2 Cellos, Bass

Mezzo-Soprano & Oboe, Clarinet, 2 Violins

En RouteENS.2008.1
Soprano & Glockenspiel

Because it is bitter, and because it is my heartENS.2007.14
Alto & Percussion, Mandolin, Cello

In PartENS.2007.13
Tenor & 3 Piccolos, Vibraphone, Piano

If Not, WinterENS.2007.12
Soprano & Piccolo, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax, Horn, Trumpet, Tuba, 2 Percussion,
Piano, Violin, Cello, Bass

Baritone & 2 Bass Clarinets

World EnoughENS.2007.10
Baritone, 2 Cellos

Baritone & 2 Violins

Soprano & 2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Tuba

The Admonitory HippopotamusENS.2007.6
Voice & Piccolo, Bass Clarinet, Marimba, Piano, Violin, Cello

Soprano & Clarinet, Piano, Viola

Still MorningENS.2007.4
Soprano, Clarinet, Piano

Soprano & Alto Clarinet, Trumpet, Viola

The Dong With A Luminous NoseENS.2007.2
Voice & Piano 4-Hands

Reasons To LiveENS.2007.1
Soprano & Piano

Star DustENS.2006.10r
SATB Chorus

Off the Deep EndENS.2006.8
Soprano & Piano or Soprano & Flute, Bass Clarinet, Piano, Violin, Cello

About GraceENS.2006.7
Tenor & 2 Bass Clarinets, 2 Violins

Two Songs of Saul WheelerENS.2006.6
Soprano & Marimba

Baritone & Viola

Sea Change, or, The Tempest in a TeacupENS.2006.4r
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass & String Quartet

Borrowed Love SongsENS.2006.3
Voice & Piano

Untitled (Sand Fountain)ENS.2006.2
Flute, Violin, Cello

Sad Little Breathing MachineENS.2005.1
2 Clarinets, 2 Marimbas, 2 Violas

Inflatable WorldENS.2004.3r
Soprano & Piano

Seascape, With Frieze Of GirlsENS.2004.2
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Violin

Cup and Saucer in the Path of a Mechanical InsectENS.2004.1
4 Equal Instruments

Little KingdomsENS.2003.2r
3 Bb Clarinets

Late SunENS.2003.1
Voice & String Quartet

The Vile RainbowENS.2001.1
String Quartet

Happy Little TreesENS.2000.1
Flute, Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass

Cities of the PlainENS.1998.5
String Quartet


  • Eric Shanfield, composer » Blog Archive » Housekeeping

    […] ratings”,  etc. Well, I’ve had enough of all that. Today I went back and arranged MUSIC chronologically according to the “ENS” numbers I’ve been using to classify all my […]

  • Eric Shanfield, composer » Blog Archive » Words, Words, Words

    […] page, but actually I think it’s pretty much done now! I have already re-enumerated my MUSICal opuscules and added a new PICTURES page; this is the final stone in my mighty […]

  • Eric Shanfield, composer » Blog Archive » Introduction to the Music of Eric Shanfield

    […] those who haven’t noticed, to my MUSIC page I have added an Introduction to the Compositions of Eric Shanfield. Use of this page will […]

  • Eric Shanfield, composer » Blog Archive » Welcome!

    […] icons looming over the site like Easter Island heads; these are, in order from left to right, MUSIC, WORDS, ERIC’S HEAD, ABOUT, and CONTACT. If you forget which is which, do not worry. When you […]