Scores for most works are available from the Canadian Music or contact Baņuta Rubess
JAZZ / JAZZ‘N BEATS
NiMo. Performance (saxophone) and compositions. A collaboration wth DJ Monsta. The World is Your Oyster, Riga, CD 2010.
Abi gali/Both Ends Nic Gotham and Abi gali. Performance (saxophone) and compositions. Jazz ensemble. Riga, CD, 2006.
Live Fingers by Forty Fingers (1998)
Gotham City – early 1980s, Toronto. Performance (saxophone) and compositions. Rule-bending jazz ensemble.
The Life Of Things (2008). Text: William Wordsworth. Duration 9 min. Written for the Latvian Radio Choir.
The Fool By The Roadside (1999). Text: W. B. Yeats. Duration 9 min. Written for the Latvian Radio Choir. Included on the CD Fruits of the Earth.
Glass Mountain (1994) Text: Gary Barwin. Duration 4 min. Written for and performed by the Bach-Elgar Choir, Hamilton, 1995; Vancouver Chamber Choir, 1997.
Asleep In A Field (2009) SSAATTBB. Text: Alec Finlay. Duration 12 min. Written for the Latvian Radio Choir.
Truth In Darkness (2010) SSAA. Text: from Psalm 51, New English Bible. Duration: 3 min.
Barbara Allen (2012) for mezzo-soprano and saxophone quartet. Text: traditional. Duration 11 min.
Strategy (2008, SSA including solo parts, alto saxophone, piano, string bass). Text: Sun Tzu (from The Art Of War). Duration 18 min.
Canticum Fratris Solis (2007, TTBB including tenor solo, 2 kokles, accordion, flute). Text: St. Francis of Assisi. Duration 19 min. World premiere by Schola Cantorum Riga.
Sapņu pīpe/Dream Pipe (2006, symphonic band and men’s choir TTBB). Four songs on poems by Eriks Adamsons (in Latvian). Duration 19 min. Recorded by Gaudeamus on a CD called Prauliņš. Pūce. Gothams.
Vilku mēneša dziesmas/Songs of the Month of the Wolves (2005, women’s vocal ensemble, flute, cello and accordion) Folk Song variation. Duration 8 min.
Fruits Of The Earth (2003, SATB choir including solo parts, saxophone quartet). Text: Banuta Rubess, from various historical sources. An oratorio written for the Latvian Radio Choir with the Riga Saxophone Quartet. Part I: Extase du goût, duration 18 min., Part II: Leibfrucht, duration 24 min. CD recording.
CHAMBER OPERA AND THEATRE
Oh Pilot. (2000) A chamber opera for soprano, mezzo, tenor, baritone. Text: Banuta Rubess. Duration 72 min. Presented by TapestryNewOpera at the World Stage Festival, Toronto, 2000; and by Latvijas koncerti in Riga and Kaunas, 2007 and 2008.
Nigredo Hotel (1992). A chamber opera for soprano and baritone. Text: Ann-Marie MacDonald. Duration 54 min. Tapestry Music Theatre and Tarragon Theatre, United Kingdom tour 1993, cross-Canada tour 1995. Broadcast on CBC-FM "Saturday Afternoon at the Opera" and produced for "Two New Hours" 1993.
Escape From Troy (2004) - suite for wind orchestra, baritone and choir.
Boom, Baby, Boom (1988) – a jazz play with music for saxophone, piano, bass and percussion
Step. Pivot. (2013) Stride for symphonic band and saxophone quartet. Duration 11 min. Premiered by Riga Professional Symphonic Band.
Nightscapes (2012) for chamber orchestra: strings 65442, winds 222222, 2 percussion, harp. Four movements, total duration 24 min. Premiered by Sinfonietta Riga, April 13, 2012.
Ode to Gagarin (2012). Written with K. Auzans. For cello trio and symphonic band. 13 minutes.
Venturi (2005, 2011) for chamber strings, woodwind quintet, harp
Light Music (2004) for strings, improvising alto saxophone solo, percussion. In four movements, total duration 25 min. Premiere by Riga Chamber Players with Nic Gotham, soloist.
Simfonimo: Six short pieces for solo saxophone (improvising), DJ and symphony orchestra (2009, DJ parts realized by DJ Monsta, a.k.a. Uldis Cirulis): Zone (based on canzonas by G. Gabrieli), les dessins sur trottoir, James In Peril, James Comes In, Your Oyster, Dream. Total duration 33 min.
Every Day (2010) for symphonic band. Duration 12 min.
Bacchanale (2006) for symphonic band and saxophone quartet. Duration 12 min.
Sapņu pīpe/Dream Pipe (2006) for symphonic band and men’s choir TTBB. Four songs set to poems by Eriks Adamsons (in Latvian). Duration 19 min. Recorded by Gaudeamus on a CD called Prauliņš. Pūce. Gothams. (2007)
Vive la différence (2006). Duration 11 min.
Stone Harvest (1996). Duration 5 min., 40 sec. On the CD called Live Fingers by Forty Fingers.
Grace (1995). Duration 4 min., 40sec. On the CD called Blue Quilt by Forty Fingers.
Up From Under (2005). Duration 5 min., 30 sec.
Album (1999) For saxophone quintet SAATB. 14 minutes. For Riga Saxophone Quartet and soloist Nic Gotham.
Wax Experiments (1998) 11min., 17 sec. Premiered by Forty Fingers.
Blue Quilt (1994) 7 minutes. TV broadcasts Bravo! Jan, Apr.\'97, CD release ART-013. On the CD called Blue Quilt by Forty Fingers.
Tequila Logic (2012). Duration 11 min., 30 sec.
Zoom (2001). Duration 9 minutes.
7 Intermezzi (2007). Total duration 19 min.
Flying Caravan (2012). Duration 9 min., 30 sec. Premiered in 2013 by Amber Flutes.
Up From Under (2005). Duration 5 min., 30 sec.
Playing With Fire (2000; alto saxophone and piano). Duration 7 minutes.
Returning (2008; versions for alto saxophone and piano, and flute and piano). Duration 8 min.
Tettnang, Pangnirtung 1, Auyuittuq, Pangnirtung 2 and Toronto. (2013, for cello, clarinet, piano and percussion) Five miniatures written for Martha Baillie’s novel, The Search for Heinrich Schlogel. Premiered by The Array Ensemble.
Spin, Weave, Cut (2012) for flute, viola, harp. Duration 11 min., 30 sec.
Stand, Spin, Jump (2011) An improvising piece for any two instruments or groups of instruments. Duration 7 to 12 min. approx. Created for One + One.
Outing (2008) for soprano saxophone, piano, marimba. Duration: 10 min. Premiered in Riga by Xylem Trio.
Venturi (2005) for woodwind quintet, piano four-hands.
Heliotrope (2004) for flute, accordion, two kokles or harps. Performed by Altera Veritas. Duration 11 min.
A Nocturne of Old Riga (2001) for flute, harpsichord and ‘cello. Duration 6 min. 41 sec.
Four Dances (1998) for symphonic wind ensemble. Duration 12 min. Premièred by the University of Toronto Wind Symphony, 1997.
Chrysalis (1996) for clarinet, trumpet, violin, piano, percussion, contrabass. Duration 3 min. 5/4/97, CD release Arraymusic “25 Miniatures” ART-025.
Crab Pool 2 (1995) for bass clarinet, flute, violin, ‘cello, trumpet, trombone, baritone saxophone, percussion. Duration 14 min. For Hemispheres.
Spirit of St. Louis (1994) for trumpet, violin, piano, vibraphone. Duration 18 minutes. Hemispheres, Toronto 4/28/94, Arraymusic perf. 3/13/98.
Toy Garage (1993) 8 minutes For 8 member gamelan degung. Commissioned by Evergreen Club Gamelan.
Hermit Hand (1992) for 14-piece mixed chamber ensemble, Hemispheres, commissioned by the Newfoundland Sound Symposium, premièred in St.John\\\'s, Newfoundland, 1992. Recorded on the CD Hemispheres Music Projects.
Equilibria (2010). Suite in four parts, total duration 9 min., 30 sec
Crab Pool (1993). Duration 12 min.
Commercially released recordings of Compositions – CDs
The World is Your Oyster, Ensemble NiMo. Performance (saxophone) and compositions. A collaboration wth DJ Monsta. Riga, 2010. Produced by Radiatori.
Praulins, Puce, Gothams. Composition “Sapņu pīpe/Dream Pipe”. Latvian Republic Armed Forces Staff Orchestra, men’s choir Gaudeamus, conductor Ivars Cinkuss // Rīga, 2007. VKG004
Nic Gotham & AbiGali. Performance of original jazz compositions, released on Microphone Records (MicRec #335), Rīga, 2006.
Fruits of the Earth, Fool By the Roadside, Album. Latvian Radio Choir and the Riga Saxophone Quartet. Rīga, 2004. Produced by Radiatori.
Chrysalis on 25 Miniatures, Arryamusic Ensemble, Toronto, 2001. (Artifact Music #025)
Live Fingers. Performance and composition “Stone Harvest”. 40 Fingers Ensemble. Toronto, 1998. (Artifact Music #017)
Blue Quilt. Performance and compositions “Grace” and “Blue Quilt”. 40 Fingers Ensemble, 1995. (Artifact Music #013)
Nigredo Hotel. Chamber opera adapted for radio. Excerpt in Musicworks #58, CD accompanying the journal. Toronto, 1994.
Hemispheres. Performance and composition “Hermit Hand”. Toronto, 1994 (Artifact Music #008)