Media

Music

Orchestra

Absolute Ocean
Astral Canticle
Aureole
Canticle Weaving
Cello Concerto #2: Ritual Incantations
Cello Concerto #3: Legend of the Phoenix
Ceremonial
Chanting to Paradise
Credences of Summer
Daylight Divine
Earth Echoes
EOS (Goddess of the Dawn)
Gathering Paradise
Helios Choros
Hemke Concerto "Prisms of Light"
In My Sky at Twilight
Jubilee
Light the First Light of Evening
Meditation: Trombone Concerto
Of Paradise and Light
Orbital Beacons: Concerto for Orchestra
Prayer and Celebration
Prayer Bells
Radiant Circles
Ring Out, Wild Bells, to the Wild Sky
Shakin'
Silver Chants the Litanies
Sunlight Echoes
Terpsichore's Dream
Trainwork
Violin Concerto #1: Spirit Musings
Violin Concerto #2: Carillon Sky
Violin Concerto #3: Juggler in Paradise
Words of the Sea

Dance and Ballet

Dancing Helix Rituals
Helios Choros
Terpsichore's Dream

Chamber Music

...A Circle Around the Sun...
Bassoon Concertino
Bells Ring Summer
Bubble: Rainbow (spirit level)
Cantos for Slava
Cantos for Slava (version 2: alt. mvmt. order)
Capricci
Caprice
Capricious Toccata
Carillon Sky - Violin Concerto #2
Carillon Sky - version for alto saxophone
Chant for Cello and Piano
Dancing Helix Rituals
Dream Catcher (for solo violin)
Eagle at Sunrise
Euterpe's Caprice
Fête
Fugitive Star
Helix Spirals
Incantation
Invocations
Jeu D'Esprit
Love Twitters
Mansueto Tribute, "double helix"
Memory: Swells
Murmurs in the Mist of Memory
Of Being is a Bird
Passion Prayers
Piano Etudes
Pilgrim Soul
Prayer and Celebration
Pulsar
Resounding Earth
Rise Chanting
Rumi Settings
Rush
Scat
Silent Moon
Spring Song
Squezze
Starlight Ribbons
Sun Threads
Toft Serenade
Traces
Twilight Butterfly

Chorus

Chanting to Paradise
Daylight Divine
Four Basho Settings
Juggler of Day
Love Songs
Midsummer Blaze ALLELUIA
Purple Syllables
The Rewaking
Ring Out, Wild Bells, to the Wild Sky
Roses
The Rub of Love
Spells
Two E. E. cummings Songs

Band

Dancing Galaxy
Fête
In My Sky at Twilight
Magneticfireflies
Ring Flourish Blaze
Silver Chants the Litanies

Solo

Bells Ring Summer
Caprice
Capricious Toccata
Dream Catcher (for solo violin)
Euterpe's Caprice
Incantation
Love Twitters
Piano Etudes
Pulsar
Rhea Enchanted
Rush
Spring Song
Starlight Ribbons
Traces
Venus Enchanted

Interviews

"Augusta Read Thomas has secured for herself a permanent place in the pantheon of American composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. She is without question one of the best and most important composers that this country has today. Her music has substance and depth and a sense of purpose. She has a lot to say and she knows how to say it — and say it in a way that is intelligent yet appealing and sophisticated yet extremely accessible." — Edward Reichel, Reichel Recommends: The Arts in Utah and Beyond

Made in Chicago: Original Sound, Original Voice
from NewMusicBox made for Ear Taxi Festival

Augusta Read Thomas interviews Philip Glass
 

 

Boston Symphony Orchestra Interview
An interview with composer Augusta Read Thomas. Her new work, "Helios Choros II (Sun God Dancers)" is performed at Symphony Hall, October 15-20, led by Former BSO assistant conductor Ludovic Morlot. Thomas was composer in- residence with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for many years and also has strong ties to the BSO and Tanglewood. Helios Choros II, the central panel of an orchestral triptych, was co-commissioned by the BSO and the London Symphony Orchestra; the LSO gave the premiere in December 2008.

Part I

Part II

 

"According to statistics released last year by ASCAP, a performing rights organization, Ms. Thomas topped their list of most frequently performed living composers in 2013-14." — Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times

 
"a true virtuoso composer"
— The New Yorker, October 2012

Augusta Read Thomas on the cover of NewMusicBox
Augusta Read Thomas graces the cover of American Music Center's web magazine, NewMusicBox. The article, entitled "Perfect Clarity," features an interview with the composer and Molly Sheridan at the American Academy of Arts and Letters. It can be read and viewed here:
"Augusta Read Thomas: Perfect Clarity"
In conversation with Molly Sheridan at the American Academy of Arts and Letters. New York, New York (May 18, 2010—3:00 p.m.
)

 

WFMT Composer Spotlight: Augusta Read Thomas
Click the player link below to listen to an April 11, 2015 interview with Augusta Read Thomas on WFMT (Chicago). The hour-long program features Seth Boustead interviewing the composer, as well as excerpts from several of her compositions.

 

"Of Paradise and Light" : Composer and Her Work

Interview made by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois 2014

start at 29’44” and ends at the end of the video

 
 

Talks

"Bliss out to Ms. Thomas's transfixing shimmer" — The New York Times

Augusta Read Thomas talks about composition

Augusta Read Thomas's acceptance speech for the Order of Lincoln Award.

 

Utah Symphony World Premiere: EOS Goddess of the Dawn (A Ballet for Orchestra) by Augusta Read Thomas. Thierry Fischer, Music Director/Utah Symphony Orchestra

Augusta Read Thomas talks in 2017 about composition, the University of Chicago, her hand-drawn maps of the form of her works, and about creative life in general.

 
 

"The periodic accumulation of sustained clouds of dissonance made for one of the most powerful new music experiences I've felt in years." — Chicago Classical Review