Soloist(s) and orchestra
Band / Wind / Brass Ensemble
Large ensemble
2-8 players
Solo (excluding keyboard)
Solo keyboard(s)
Chorus a cappella or plus 1 instrument
Chorus and orchestra
Solo voice and up to 8 players
The Ghosts of Versailles: arias and excerpts (voice(s) and piano)
Three Cabaret Songs (voice(s) and piano)
End of the Line
Film scores

Three Irish Folksong Settings (1988)
For voice and flute


First performed June 18, 1988, by Robert White, tenor, and Lisa Hansen, flute; Town Hall, New York, NY


Listen to a sound clip

order music from www.musicdispatch.com 


Duration  10 minutes



Robert White, tenor, and Ransom Wilson, flute RCA (BMG) 60395-2-RG (1990)
Ruth Heley, soprano, and Marnie Kraft, flute Ruth Heley  (2004)


Program note

In 1982, I composed Pied Piper Fantasy for flute and orchestra, a piece with stage action, inspired by the virtuosity of James Galway on the flute and the tin whistle. That was a fairy-tale work, bubbling with the humorous, sometimes sardonic personality of Mr. Galway himself. Six years later, I tried to explore the more poetic side of Irish flute music in these settings of folk or folk-like texts by W.B. Yeats, Padraic Colum and an anonymous author.

                     — John Corigliano

© 2021 John Corigliano | Designed by Wlad Marhulets | Artwork photos by Richard Howe