While there are too many recordings of Bolcom's music to list here - much less maintain - the following is a list of some of his more popular works. 

Recordings may be found at


Recorded works

A 60-second Ballet (for Chickens) 
A View from the Bridge 
Bagatelles (9) for Piano: ...la belle rouquine 
Billy in the Darbies 
Bird Spirits 
Black Host 
Cabaret Songs (12), Vol 1 and 2 

  • Cabaret Songs (12), Vol 1 and 2: Excerpt(s) 
  • Cabaret Songs (12), Vol 1 and 2: no 1, Over the Piano 
  • Cabaret Songs (12), Vol 1 and 2: no 10, The Actor 
  • Cabaret Songs (12), Vol 1 and 2: no 11, Oh Close the Curtain 
  • Cabaret Songs (12), Vol 1 and 2: no 12, George 
  • Cabaret Songs (12), Vol 1 and 2: no 2, Fur (Murray the Furrier) 
  • Cabaret Songs (12), Vol 1 and 2: no 3, He tipped the waiter 
  • Cabaret Songs (12), Vol 1 and 2: no 4, Waitin' 
  • Cabaret Songs (12), Vol 1 and 2: no 5, Song of Black Max 
  • Cabaret Songs (12), Vol 1 and 2: no 6, Amor (8)
  • Cabaret Songs (12), Vol 1 and 2: no 7, Places to live 
  • Cabaret Songs (12), Vol 1 and 2: no 8, Toothbrush Time 
  • Cabaret Songs (12), Vol 1 and 2: no 9, Surprise! 

Cabaret Songs (12), Vol 3 and 4 
Cabaret Songs (12), Vol 3 and 4: no 1, The total stranger in the garden 
Cabaret Songs: George 
California Porcupine Rag 
Canciones de Lorca 
Capriccio for Cello and Piano 
Casino Paradise

  • Casino Paradise: My Father the Gangster 
  • Casino Paradise: Nurse's Song 

Chalumeau for Solo Clarinet 
Classic Rags  
Concert Piece for Clarinet and Piano 
Concert Suite for Alto Saxophone and Band 
Concerto for Clarinet 
Concerto for Piano 
Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Band
Concerto Grosso 
Concerto Serenade for Violin and Strings 
Dance Portraits: No. 1, Dead Moth Tango 
Duo Fantasy 
Eubie's Luckey Day 
Fancy Tales 
Fields of Flowers 
First Symphony for Band 
For the Continuation of Life: Aubade 
From the Diary of Sally Hemings, song cycle for voice & piano 
Fur (Murray the Furrier), for voice & piano 
Gettysburg: July 1, 1863
Ghost Rags  

  • Ghost Rags : Dream Shadows 
  • Ghost Rags : Poltergeist 
  • Ghost Rags : The Graceful Ghost Rag 
  • Graceful Ghost, a concert variation for violin & piano

Gospel Preludes  for Organ

  • Gospel Preludes  for Organ, Book 1 
  • Gospel Preludes  for Organ, Book 1: Just As I Am 
  • Gospel Preludes  for Organ, Book 2 
  • Gospel Preludes  for Organ, Book 3 
  • Gospel Preludes  for Organ, Book 4 
  • Gospel Preludes  for Organ, Book 4: Free Fantasia on "O Zion, haste" and "How firm a foundation" 
  • Gospel Preludes  for Organ, Book 4: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child 
  • Gospel Preludes  for Organ, Book 4: Sweet Hour of Prayer 

Haydn Go Seek 
I Will Breathe a Mountain 
Interlude for Two Pianos 
Inventing Flight 
Knight Hubert 
Last Rag 
Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise 
Little Suite of Four Dances 
Lost Lady Rag 
Lyric Concerto for Flute 
Neighbors on this frosty tide 
Never more will the wind 
New Bagatelles (9) for Piano 
New Etudes (12) for Brass Quintet 
New Etudes (12) for Piano, Book IV 
New Etudes (12) for Piano, Books I-IV 
New Etudes (12) for Piano: Hi-jinks 
New Etudes (12) for Piano: Hymne à l'amour 
New York Lights 
Night, Make My Day 
Old Addresses, for voice & piano 
Open House 
Over the piano, for voice & piano 
Quartet for Piano and Strings 
Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 
Raggin' Rudi 
Recuerdos, for 2 pianos 
Recuerdos: Chôro 
Recuerdos: Paseo 
Recuerdos: Valse Venezolano 
Seattle Slew 
Session No. 1 
Sonata for Cello and Piano 
Sonata for Cello and Piano: 2nd movement, Adagio semplice 
Sonata for Two Pianos in One Movement 
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2: 2nd movement, Brutal 
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 "Sonata Stramba" 
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 4 
Song for Symphonic Band 
Song of Black Max (as told by the de Kooning Boys), for voice & piano 
Songs for "The Wind in the Willows" 
Songs of Innocence and of Experience 
Songs to Dance 
Spring Concertino 
Suite for Violin solo
Suite of Preludes 
Symphony No. 1 
Symphony No. 3 
Symphony No. 4 
Symphony No. 5: 4th movement, Machine 
Symphony No. 5: Machine 
Tabby Cat Walk 
The Digital Wonder Watch 
The Garden of Eden 

  • The Garden of Eden: Old Adam 
  • The Garden of Eden: The Serpent's Kiss
  • The Garden of Eden: Through Eden's Gates 

The Gardenia 
The Last Days of Mankind 
The Mask 
Three Dance Portraits
Tillinghast Duo 
Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano 
Trombone Concerto
Twelve Etudes
Vaslav's Song 
When We Built the Church 
Why Was Cupid a Boy? 
Word on my Ear
Yet Another Goldberg Variation, for piano
You Cannot Have Me Now