Preludes to Solitude (2001)
for solo guitar

Commissioned by the Hammer and Nail Project at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music World premiere: October 2001, Espen Jensen, guitar, Auer Hall, Bloomington, Indiana; New York Premiere: Bryce Dessner, Merkin Concert Hall, New York, New York I. Andante agitato (attacca) II. Allegro con fuoco Score available Excerpt ...Read more

Chanson d’orage (2009)
for two violins

Commissioned by the 2009 Savannah Music Festival for virtuoso Daniel Hope
World premiere: March 2009, violinists Daniel Hope and Lorenza Borrani, Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah Music Festival, Savannah, Georgia; Los Angeles (Zipper Hall) and Hanoi, Vietnam (Hanoi Opera House) premieres: 2010, Southwest Chamber Music’s violinists Shalini Vijayan and Lorenz Gamma
Score/parts available Program note Excerpt...Read more

The Speaking Tide (2007)
for bass clarinet, cello and piano

Commissioned by The Juilliard School’s ChoreoComp, choreographed for nine dancers by the Spenser Theberge
World premiere: December 2007, Robert Walker-Lacomba, bass clarinet, Emily Brausa, 'cello, Conor Hanick, piano and nine members of The Juilliard School’s Dance Division, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, New York, New York
...Read more

String Quartet No.3: Night Songs (Nachtliederen) (2005)

Commissioned by Kronos Quartet
Inspired by the life and writing of young Dutch writer and Holocaust victim Etty Hillesum (1914-1943)
In creative preparation for writing the quartet, Alexandra du Bois traveled throughout The Netherlands and Poland after receiving grants from The Netherland-America Foundation and Indiana University to travel in the footsteps of Etty Hillesum
World premiere: March 2006, Kronos Quartet, Dinkelspiel Auditorium at Stanford University, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall...Read more