All music published by Allos Documents/ASCAP unless otherwise noted. Please visit individual Ensembles, Solo, and Recordings pages for additional recording samples of original works. 


Music for THE RENGA ENSEMBLE
Formed in 2013, The Renga Ensemble is one of James Falzone's signature ensembles. A sextet for clarinets and saxophones, the group features Falzone's compositions, blending notated and improvised elements, as featured on the highly regarded 2015 release, The Room Is

James Falzone’s “The Room Is” functions on many levels, but unity and diversity govern them all in near perfect balance, in both sonic and aesthetic terms. Here, as with Duke Ellington or Bill Dixon’s pioneering works, we have the perfect symbiosis of musical and poetic impulses in compositions that encapsulate multiple eras while carving out a space for themselves outside of any one epoch. This is Falzone’s boldest statement to date.
— Marc Medwin, Dusted
This CD is the most pleasure you can get legally in 2015. It’s wonderful music from one of our most ingenious composers: James Falzone’s settings for a clarinet sextet, restless music full of creative energy.
— John Litweiler, Point of Departure

BUTTERFLY OR FALLING LEAF, 2014, for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano
Commissioned by the MOMENTA Dance Company and set to choreography of Sarah Cullen Fuller. Restaged in 2015 at Loyola University of Chicago. 


IN A WORLD OF ONE COLOR . . . THE SOUND OF WIND, 2014, for large ensemble
Commissioned by The Chicago Composers Orchestra and premiered in the Garfield Park Conservatory in January, 2014. Subsequently performed in Boston, Seattle, and Berlin. 


I LOVE BEAUTY TRUTH WISDOM
for solo piano, 2007
Written as a "miniature" and featuring just 100 notes, this short work was premiered at the 2007 Chicago Miniaturist Ensemble inaugural concert. This recording, Michael Monroe, Gordon College, March 2014. 

Click on image for a sample of this score.  

Click on image for a sample of this score.  


SEMA
for 2 clarinets, 2006
This duet explores Middle Eastern modes and timbre. James Falzone and Brad Brickner, clarinets. 

Sample: Click image to view PDF of first 6 pages of this piece.  

Sample: Click image to view PDF of first 6 pages of this piece.