Kronos Arrangements

Arrangements for the Kronos Quartet

arranged and transcribed by Jacob Garchik unless noted

Tanya Tagaq
Sivunittinni The Future Children
As part of 50 for the Future
2016

Strange Fruit
Abel Meeropol
as sung by Billie Holiday
2016

Jambinai
Time of Extinction
2016

Don’t Dream It’s Over
Crowded House
2016

Lassana Diabate
Sujata’s Time
As part of 50 for the Future
2015

Baba O’Riley
comp. Pete Townshend
2015

Love for Sale
comp. Cole Porter
as performed by Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians
2014

Jarvis Cocker and Kronos Quartet
Kerf comp. Jarvis Cocker
2014

music for Natalie Merchant and Kronos Quartet
Butcher’s Boy
Come All Ye Fair and Gentle Ladies
2014

music for Olivia Chaney and Kronos Quartet
Cassiopea
comp. Olivia Chaney
Montagne
French renaissance song as arranged by Olivia Chaney
2014

music for Trio Da Kali and the Kronos Quartet
including
Garaba Mama
Lila Bambo
Sunjata
Tita
Samuel
Kene Bo
God Shall Wipe All Tears Away (as performed by Mahalia Jackson)
Kanimba
Ladilikan
Namanike
2014

Music for the film The Campaign
directed by Christie Herring
composed by Jacob Garchik
2013

Landfall
Composed by Laurie Anderson
2013

Last Kind Words
Geeshie Wiley
2013

Summertime
comp. Gershwin
as performed by Janis Joplin
2012

Masters of War
Bob Dylan
2012

Taqsim Bayati
as performed by Sami Al Shawa
2012

Luu Thuy Treong
Traditional Vietnamese
2012

Ti Oh Oh
for string quartet, pipa, mandolin, bass, and voice
trad. Taiwanese folk song
for Elena Moon Park’s album
Rabbit Days and Dumplings
2012

“Upon A Star”
for String Quartet, tuba/tbn, Spielberg movie toys and tape
comp. John Williams
suite based on the music of Steven Spielberg films
written for the Jacob Burns film center gala tribute to Steven Spielberg
2011

String Quartet
comp. Mick Barr
2011

La Sidounak Sayyada
comp. Omar Souleyman
2011
String Quartet and drum track

Boyiwa
Chant de Deploration Sur le Cadavre
trad. Aka Pigmy Funeral Song
2010
String Quartet and tape

69° South: The Shackleton Project
comp. Erik Sanko
2010

Dead Crow
comp. Wade Shuman for Hazmat Modine
recorded on Cicada (Hazmat Modine)
2010

La Partenza
trad. Trallaleri Song from Genoa
2010

Flow
comp. Laurie Anderson
2010

Az Bekol Ra’ash Gadol
as sung by Leib Glantz
2009

Yetzav Ha’el
as sung by Izak Algazi Efendi
2009

A Chinese Home – 2009
Multimedia Work by Kronos and Wu Man
TRADITIONAL – FROM THE DONG, GUIZHOU PROVINCE
Song of Cicadas

TRADITIONAL – FROM THE YI, YUNNAN PROVINCE
Left Foot Tune

TRADITIONAL PUPPETEER MUSIC – FROM SHAANXI PROVINCE
The Round Sun and Crescent Moon in the Sky

TRADITIONAL – FROM THE SANI, YUNNAN PROVINCE
Lehu Tune
CHEN GEXIN (1914–1961)
Shanghai Night
Recorded performance by Zhou Xuan

LIANG LEYIN (1910–1989)
Plum Blossom

LI HOUXIANG (1916–1973)
Stop Singing

YAN ZHEXI (1909–1993)
Listen Up

LIU XUE’AN (1905–1985)
Will You Ever Come Back

NIE ER (1912–1935)
March of the Volunteers

TRADITIONAL
The Revolution Suite: Selections from The East Is Red

WANG XIREN (b. 1929)
The Sun Is Reddest, Chairman Mao Is Closest

TRADITIONAL PUPPETEER MUSIC – FROM SHAANXI PROVINCE
The Round Sun and Crescent Moon in the Sky recorded on
Wu Man with the Kronos Quartet — Immeasurable Light — Traditional Crossroads 2010

Video of Section 1
Video of Section 2
Video of Section 3

Alim qasimov and his ensemble
Kohlen Atim
Mehriban Olaq
Getme, Getme comp. Said Rustamov
(Live performance video)
Leyla
Qashlarin Kamandir
recorded on Floodplain — Nonesuch Records, 2009
and
Rainbow – Music of Central Asia, Vol. 8 — Smithsonian Folkways 2010

Zari
trad. Georgian Funeral Music
2009

Smyrneiko Minore
as sung by Marika Papegenika
2008

Tèw semagn hagèré (Listen to Me, My Fellow Countrymen)
comp. Alemu Aga
for instruments built by Walter Kitundu
2008
recorded on Floodplain — Nonesuch Records, 2009

Tashweesh (Interference)
comp. Ramallah Underground
2008
recorded on Floodplain — Nonesuch Records, 2009

Live Performance Video

Ov Hoharchamim
as sung by Freydele Oysher
arr. Judith Berkson and Jacob Garchik
2008

Sinawi
comp. Dohee Lee
2007

Round Midnight
comp. Thelonius Monk
2007

Five Kurpian Songs
comp. Henryk Gorecki
2007

Ambushed Again
comp. Wu Man
for pipa and string quartet
2007

Lullaby
Trad. Iranian
2006
recorded on Floodplain — Nonesuch Records, 2009

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