David M. Gordon, Composer - Detailed Instrumentations
Apep and the Void (1994)

•  Piccolo
•  4 Flutes
•  2 Oboes
•  6 Bb Clarinets
•  Bb Bass Clarinet
•  Bb Contrabass Clarinet
•  2 Bassoons
•  2 Eb Alto Saxophones
•  Bb Tenor Saxophone
•  Eb Baritone Saxophone
•  4 F Horns
•  4 Bb Trumpets
•  3 Trombones
•  Euphonium
•  Tuba
•  Contrabass
•  Percussion 1 — Xylophone, Tom-Tom, Bell Tree, Bull Roarer
•  Percussion 2 — Chimes, Bass Drum
•  Percussion 3 — Vibraphone (shared), Bass Drum, Kokiriko
•  Percussion 4 — Large Button Gong, Tam-Tam, Toy Hose
•  Percussion 5 — Crotales, Marimba, Vibraphone (shared), Suspended Cymbal, Brake Drum,
Sleighbells
•  Percussion 6 — Orchestra Bells, Tom-Tom, Water Gong, Log Drum
•  Percussion 7 — Bass Drum, 2 Conga Drums, Brake Drum, Bull Roarer
•  Timpani

Apocryphal Dances (2010)

•  Percussion 1 — Almglocke, 2 Brake Drums, Flex-a-Tone, Large Vibra-Tone, Mandolin,
Slide Whistle, Tambourine, 6 Thai Button Gongs (1 shared)
•  Percussion 2 — Autoharp, Bass Drum (shared), Bell Tree, Harmonica in G, Orchestra Bells,
Tam-Tam, 3 Thai Button Gongs (1 shared), Wind Wand
•  Percussion 3 — Bass Drum (shared), 2 Brake Drums, Chimes (shared), Crotales, Cuica,
Harmonica in F#, Harmonica in G, 2 Peking Opera Gongs, Vibraphone
•  Percussion 4 — Chimes (shared), Marimba, Slide Whistle, Thai Button Gong, Toy Piano,
Small Vibra-Tone
•  Prepared Piano — Melodica

Butcher Shop (1996)
•  Soprano — Microphone/Amplifier, Megaphone, Bull Roarer, 2 Music Boxes
•  Piano
•  Percussion 1 — Vibraphone, Tam-Tam, Brake Drum
•  Percussion 2 — 2 Suspended Tubular Bells, Orchestra Bells, Suspended Cymbal, Tam-Tam
•  Percussion 3 — Crotales, Bass Drum, 2 Suspended Cymbals, Brake Drum
•  Percussion 4 — Celesta, 2 Handbells, Crystal Wine Glass, 2 Music Boxes, Plastic 2-Liter Bottle,
Rough Metal Bar/Plate
•  Percussion 5 — 2 Handbells, Crystal Wine Glass, 2 Music Boxes, Rough Metal Bar/Plate,
Slide Whistle
•  Percussion 6 — 2 Handbells, Crystal Wine Glass, 2 Music Boxes, Plastic 2-Liter Bottle,
Rough Metal Bar/Plate
•  Percussion 7 — 1 Suspended Crotale, 2 Handbells, Crystal Wine Glass, Plastic 2-Liter Bottle,
Rough Metal Bar/Plate, Wind Wand
Canticum (2000)
•  Flute — Finger Cymbals
•  Violin
•  Guitar — Finger Cymbals
Cat-King-Caterpillar (1997)
•  Bb Soprano Saxophone — Tam-Tam (shared), Bass Drum (shared)
•  Bb Contrabass Clarinet — Tam-Tam (shared)
•  Piano, Celesta
•  Percussion 1 — Toy Piano, Tam-Tam (shared), Toy Hose, Wind Wand
•  Percussion 2 — Crotales, Toy Xylophone, Bass Drum (shared), 2 Cowbells
•  Percussion 3 — Autoharp, Toy Xylophone, Suspended Cymbal, 2 Toy Squeak Hammers,
Brake Drum, 3 Clay Flower Pots
•  Percussion 4 — Bass Orff Metallophone, Toy Piano, Gong Ageng, Brake Drum, Kempur,
2 Reco-Reco
Diclavis Enorma (2007)
•  Keyboards (1 Player) — Piano, 2 Toy Pianos, 11 Call Bells
•  CD — CD or MP3 Player, Amplifier, Speakers, Monitor
The Dowry Negotiation (2007)
•  SSAA Choir
•  Percussion 1 (1-3 players) — 2-6 Wine/Snifter Glasses (1-3 shared)
•  Percussion 2 (1-3 players) — 1-3 Wine Glasses, Mandolin
•  Percussion 3 (1-3 players) — 2-6 Wine/Snifter Glasses
•  Percussion 4 (1-3 players) — 2-6 Wine/Snifter Glasses (1-3 shared)
•  Percussion 5 (1 player) — 4 Thai Button Gongs
Fanfare (in Memoriam Igor Stravinsky) (2010)
•  2 Flutes
•  2 Oboes
•  Bb Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet
•  2 Bassoons
•  2 F Horns
•  2 C Trumpets
•  Percussion (1 player) — Chimes, Crotales
•  Piano
•  Violins I
•  Violins II
•  Violas
•  Violoncellos
•  Contrabasses
Friction Systems (2002, revised 2005)
•  Flute — Prepared Piano (shared)
•  Bb Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet — Pitch Pipe
•  Percussion (1 player) — Crotales, Orchestra Bells, Toy Piano, 2 Bowl Gongs, 3 Brake Drums,
1 Glazed Flowerpot, 3 Rice Bowls, Thunder Tube, 2 Toy Hoses
•  Prepared Piano (shared)
•  Violin
•  Violoncello
Gratias agimus tibi (for HW) (2012)
•  2 Flutes
•  2 Oboes
•  Bb Clarinet
•  2 Bb Bass Clarinets
•  Bassoon
•  Contrabassoon
•  4 F Horns
•  2 C Trumpets
•  Percussion 1 — Flex-a-Tone, Crotales (shared)
•  Percussion 2 — Flex-a-Tone, Vibra-Tone (shared), Crotales (shared)
•  Percussion 3 — Chimes
•  Percussion 4 — Vibra-Tone (shared), Sizzle Cymbal, Crotales (shared)
•  Percussion 5 — Very Large Button Gong, Flex-a-Tone
•  2 Harps
•  Piano
•  Violins I
•  Violins II
•  Violas
•  Violoncellos
•  Contrabasses
Hollow Psalm (1998, revised 2009)
•  Piccolo
•  2 Flutes
•  2 Oboes
•  2 Bb Clarinets
•  Bassoon
•  Contrabassoon
•  4 F Horns
•  Trombone
•  Bass Trombone
•  Tuba
•  Large Timpano
•  Percussion 1 — Almglocken, Chimes, Bass Drum (shared), Tam-Tam, Suspended Cymbal
•  Percussion 2 — Almglocken, Crotales, Bass Drum (shared), Xylophone
•  Violins I
•  Violins II
•  Violas
•  Violoncellos
•  Contrabasses
•  Gender Barung
•  Ketuk, Bedug
•  Gong Suwuk, Gong Ageng (shared)
•  Kempul
•  Saron Panerus
•  2 Sarons Barung I
•  2 Sarons Barung II
•  2 Sarons Demung
•  Slentem, Kempli
•  Bonang Panerus, Gong Ageng
•  Bonang Barung
•  Kenong, Kendang Gending
In the Dragon's Court (1993)
•  Percussion 1 — Xylophone
•  Percussion 2 — Xylophone (or Marimba), 2 Conga Drums
•  Percussion 3 — Marimba
•  Percussion 4 — Vibraphone
•  Percussion 5 — Crotales (or Orchestra Bells), Orchestra Bells, Slapstick
•  Percussion 6 — Chimes
•  Percussion 7 — Timpani
•  Percussion 8 — 2 Brake Drums, Suspended Cymbal, Large Bass Drum
•  Percussion 9 — Slide Whistle, 5 Temple Blocks, Large Bell Tree
•  Percussion 10 — Large Tam-Tam, 2 Large Clay Flower Pots
Labyrinthus Musicus (2012)
•  Bb Soprano Saxophone, Eb Alto Saxophone
•  Prepared Piano — Pitch Pipe
Loop Drone (1999)
•  Double Seconds (Steelpans) (1 player)
•  4 Kantilan
•  4 Gangsa
•  2 Jegogan
•  High Reyong (1 player)
•  Low Reyong (1 player)
•  Gong Ageng (1 player)
•  Kempur (1 player)
•  Bian Dagu, Kenelang (shared) (1 player)
•  Kempli, Kenelang (shared), Rincik (1 player)
Mysteria Incarnationis (2015)
•  Soprano — 4 Thai Button Gongs, Vibra-Tone, Toy Piano, Glass Globe, Finger Cymbal
•  Violin — Autoharp
•  Prepared Piano — Wine/Snifter Glass, Harmonica in G
Psalm in Opposition (1995)
•  Percussion 1 — Toy Hose
•  Percussion 2 — Crotales, Xylophone
•  Percussion 3 — Vibraphone, Timpani
•  Percussion 4 — Toy Hose
•  Percussion 5 — Chimes, Xylophone, Bass Drum, Tam-Tam
•  Percussion 6 — Orchestra Bells, Piano
•  Gambang, Slentem
•  Kendang
•  Gong Suwuk, Gong Ageng
•  Gong Suwuk, Kempul
•  Saron Panerus
•  4 Sarons Barung
•  2 Sarons Demung
•  Slentem
•  Bonang Panerus
•  Bonang Barung, Gambang
•  Kenong
Quasi Sinfonia (2008)
•  Piccolo, Alto Flute — Melodica, Pitch Pipe, Slide Whistle
•  Oboe, English Horn — Kazoo, Melodica =
•  Bb Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet — Kazoo, Melodica, Pitch Pipe
•  Bb Soprano Saxophone, Eb Baritone Saxophone — Pitch Pipe
•  Contrabassoon — 2 Penny Whistles, Pitch Pipe
•  Percussion 1 — Chimes (shared), Toy Piano, Vibraphone (shared), Duck Call, Flex-a-Tone,
2 Glass Bowls, Goose Honker, Harmonica in G, Wine Glass, Wine/Snifter Glass
•  Percussion 2 — Almglocken, Chimes (shared), Orchestra Bells, Vibraphone (shared),
3 Brake Drums, Low Deer Grunt Call, Flex-a-Tone, Glass Bowl, Harmonica in F#,
Harmonica in G (shared), 2 Thai Button Gongs, Wine/Snifter Glass
•  Percussion 3 — Crotales, Flex-a-Tone, Glass Bowl, Harmonica in G, Mandolin, Sizzle Cymbal,
Slide Whistle, 2 Tam-Tams, Wine/Snifter Glass
•  Prepared Piano
•  Violin 1 — Large Metal Wind Chimes
•  Violin 2 — Large Metal Wind Chimes
•  Viola 1 — Large Metal Wind Chimes
•  Viola 2 — Autoharp, Large Metal Wind Chimes
•  Violoncello 1
•  Violoncello 2
•  Contrabass
Shivchei Yir'ah ve-Simcha (2003)
•  Soprano — Bell Tree, Sleighbells*
•  Mezzo-Soprano — Log Drum*, Tambourine*
•  Countertenor/Baritone — Crotales
•  Tenor — Finger Cymbal
•  Bass — Crotales*, Finger Cymbal, Resonant Wooden Box*, Wind Wand*
•  Violin — Waterphone
•  Violoncello
•  Prepared Piano
•  Optional Percussion (1 player) — Crotales, 2 Finger Cymbals, Log Drum, Resonant Wooden Box,
Sleighbells, Tambourine, Wind Wand

* unless the optional percussion part is used
Steelpan Concerto (2001)
•  Solo Soprano Steelpan
•  2 Flutes
•  2 Oboes
•  2 Bb Clarinets
•  Bb Bass Clarinet
•  2 Bassoons
•  Percussion 1 — 4 Almglocken, Crotales, Tam-Tam (shared), 2 Brake Drums (shared),
2 Button Gongs, Peking Opera Gong, Toy Hose
•  Percussion 2 — Chimes (shared), Vibraphone, Bass Drum (shared), Tam-Tam (shared),
Bell Tree, Brake Brum (shared), Sleighbells, Toy Hose
•  Percussion 3 — Celeste, Chimes (shared), Orchestra Bells (shared), Xylophone (shared),
Bass Drum (shared), Tom-Tom, Tam-Tam (shared), 2 Clay Flower Pots
•  Percussion 4 — Orchestra Bells (shared), Vibraphone, Xylophone (shared), Suspended Cymbal,
Tam-Tam (shared), 2 Bowl Gongs, Finger Cymbal
•  Prepared Piano
•  Violins I
•  Violins II
•  Violas
•  Violoncellos
•  Contrabasses
Studies on the Pythagorean Gong (2013)
•  Soprano Steelpan — Cowbell, Bass Drum Pedal, Metronome
Toy Gamelan Manifesto (2017)
•  Percussion 1 — 6 Almglocken, 3 Call Bells, Crotales, Flex-a-Tone, Hapi Drum, Liquid Triangle,
Opera Gong, 2 Pitch Pipes, Plastic Block, Sizzle Cymbal, 2 Stylophones, 2 Tings, Trine,
Tri-Tone Samba Whistle
•  Percussion 2 — Bell Tree, 3 Call Bells, 2 Chau Gongs, Chinese Cymbal, 5 Cowbells,
2 Flex-a-Tones, Helix Bowl, Kazoo, Opera Gong, Pitch Pipe, Plastic Block, 12 Thai Button Gongs,
2 Tings, Tri-Tone Samba Whistle, Vibraphone
The Wheel (1996)
•  Marimba
•  Kempli, Metronome (1 player)
•  Gong Wadon or Lanang, Kempur, Klenleng or Klintong, Metronome (1 player)