Hope Dies Last (2015)
Nonet (for chamber ensemble)

Commissioned by the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings for trombonist David Jackson
Original photography and video mapping by photojournalist and artist Michelle Andonian
In creative preparation for writing Hope Dies Last, Alexandra du Bois traveled throughout Armenia with artist Michelle Andonian. The work honors the 100th commemoration of the Armenian Genocide in 2015. Du Bois collaborated with University of Michigan trombonist David Jackson and Detroit-based artist Michelle Andonian (a recent...Read more

Noctilucent Song (2013)
for string orchestra

Commissioned by New York Classical Players
World premiere: November 2013, New York Classical Players, Dongmin Kim, conductor, Broadway Presbyterian Church, New York City
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American Tune (2012)
song cycle for a play with songs, for mezzo soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, percussion and string quartet

Commissioned by playwright Shailly Agnihotri. Text by Shailly Agnihotri. Libretto by Agnihotri/du Bois Premiere: November 2012, Shelter Studios, New York City

I. "Mister Smith/I Will Defend You" LISA (mezzo) II. "Founding Fathers/Nothing More Sacred"  JUDGE ROBERTS (baritone) III. "Mother's Song" SUSAN (soprano) IV. "I Will Defend You" duet: LISA (mezzo)/JONES (baritone) V. "I Want You to Know" duet KATIE (alto)/Matt (tenor) VI.  "Easy to Hate" JONES (baritone) VII. "You Think I'm Guilty" (baritone) VIII.  "I Try...Read more

Within Earth, Wood Grows (2010)
for chamber orchestra and Vietnamese dan bau (fl.[+picc.], ob., cl. (+ bass cl.), bsn., hn., dan bau, Vietnamese perc., hp, pno., strings)

Commissioned by Southwest Chamber Music in Los Angeles by the Schoenberg Family Charitable Fund
Written in honor of the 15th anniversary of the normalization of relations between the United States and Vietnam
World premiere: March 2010, Southwest Chamber Music, Jeff von der Schmidt, conductor, Ascending Dragon Music Festival, Hanoi Opera House, Hanoi, Vietnam; Zipper Hall, Los Angeles, California (U.S Premiere)
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Lumino(c)ity (2004)
for mixed amplified ensemble (2 fl. [+picc.,alto], alto sax, baritone sax, electric guitar, bass guitar, perc., amplified violin and amplified cello

Commissioned by the Bang on a Can Summer Music Institute
World premiere: July 2004, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Bang on a Can Festival Fellows, Dante Anzolini, conductor Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MassMoCA), North Adams, Massachusetts
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