Works Ordered by Number of Pages

This page lists the titles of Sorabji’s works by ascending number of pages (a most important variable in his case), then by ascending chronological order when two or more works share the same number of pages. A summary of the number of works in each range of pages is offered below, with an indication of the total number of pages. The ranges correspond to logical divisions with regard to Sorabji’s production rather than to strict (i.e., equal) categories.

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Range (Pages) Works (N) Works (%) Pages (N) Pages (%)
Range (Pages) Works (N) Works (%) Pages (N) Pages (%)
000-000 9 7.69 0 0.00
001-009 33 28.21 132 1.16
010-024 15 12.82 245 2.15
025-049 18 15.38 668 5.86
050-074 5 4.27 316 2.77
075-099 4 3.42 328 2.88
100-149 11 9.40 1,336 11.71
150-199 1 0.85 177 1.55
200-299 6 5.13 1,496 13.11
300-399 9 7.69 2,970 26.04
400-499 3 2.56 1,372 12.03
500 and more 3 2.56 2,367 20.75
Total 117 100.0 11,407 100.0

Works Lost or Known Only by Means of References in Archival Documents

Transcription of “In a Summer Garden” (1914; 0 p.)
Vocalise no. 2 (1916; 0 p.)
Medea (1916; 0 p.)
The Reiterated Chord (1916; 0 p.)
Black Mass (1922; 0 p.)
Music for “Faust” (ca. 1930; 0 p.)
The Line (1932; 0 p.)
Toccata terza (1937?-38?; 0 p.)
Le agonie (1951; 0 p.)

1-9 Pages

The Three Pastiches for Piano (1922; 17 pp.) are not listed as part of the section of works ranging between 10 and 24 pages, but in the present one as three separate pieces.

Désir éperdu — Fragment (1917; 1 p.)
Le mauvais jardinier (1919; 1 p.)
Suggested Bell-Chorale for St. Luke’s Carillon (1961; 1 p.)
Frammento cantato (1967; 1 p.)
Frammenti aforistici (4) (1977; 1 p.)
L’heure exquise (1916; 2 pp.)
L’étang (1917; 2 pp.)
Arabesque (1920; 2 pp.)
Fragment Written for Harold Rutland (1926, 1928, 1937; 2 pp.)
Benedizione di San Francesco d’Assisi (1973; 2 pp.)
Variazione maliziosa e perversa sopra “La morte d’Åse” da Grieg (1974; 2 pp.)
Fantasiettina atematica (1981; 2 pp.)
Due sutras sul nome dell’amico Alexis (1981, 1984; 2 pp.)
The Poplars (1915; 3 pp.)
Vocalise pour soprano fioriturata (1916; 3 pp.)
I Was Not Sorrowful — Poem for Voice and Piano [Spleen] (between 1917 and 1919; 3 pp.)
Fragment: Prelude and Fugue on FxAxx DAxEx (1926; 3 pp.)
Passeggiata variata sul nome del caro e gentile amico Clive Spencer-Bentley (1981; 3 pp.)
Chrysilla (1915; 4 pp.)
Roses du soir (1915; 4 pp.)
Pastiche on the Hindu Merchant’s Song from “Sadko” by Rimsky-Korsakov (1922; 4 pp.)
Transcription of the Prelude in E-flat by Bach (1945; 4 pp.)
Apparition (1916; 5 pp.)
Hymne à Aphrodite (1916; 5 pp.)
Quasi habanera (1917; 6 pp.)
Pastiche on the Habanera from “Carmen” by Bizet (1922; 6 pp.)
Pastiche on the “Minute Waltz” by Chopin (1922; 7 pp.)
L’irrémediable (1927; 8 pp.)
Toccatinetta sopra C.G.F. (1929; 8 pp.)
Pasticcio capriccioso sopra l’op. 64, no 1 del Chopin (1933; 8 pp.)
Trois poèmes pour chant et piano (1918, 1919; 9 pp.)
Movement for Voice and Piano (1927, 1931; 9 pp.)
Frammenti aforistici (20) (1964; 9 pp.)

10-24 Pages

Fantasiettina sul nome illustre dell’egregio poeta Christopher Grieve ossia Hugh M’Diarmid (1961; 10 pp.)
Trois fêtes galantes de Verlaine (ca. 1919; 11 pp.)
Trois poèmes (1941; 13 pp.)
Transcription in the Light of Harpsichord Technique for the Modern Piano of the Chromatic Fantasia of J. S. Bach, Followed by a Fugue (1940; 15 pp.)
Rapsodie espagnole de Maurice Ravel: transcription de concert pour piano (first version, 1923; 16 pp.)
Le jardin parfumé: Poem for Piano Solo (1923; 16 pp.)
Valse-fantaisie for Piano (1925; 16 pp.)
Trois poèmes du “Gulistān” de Saʿdī (1926; 16 pp.)
Quaere reliqua hujus materiei inter secretiora (1940; 16 pp.)
St. Bertrand de Comminges: “He was laughing in the tower” (1941; 16 pp.)
Passeggiata arlecchinesca sopra un frammento di Busoni (“Rondò arlecchinesco”) (1981-82; 16 pp.)
Prelude, Interlude, and Fugue for Piano (1920, 1922; 17 pp.)
Two Piano Pieces (1918, 1920; 20 pp.)
Fantaisie espagnole (1919; 23 pp.)
Passeggiata veneziana sopra la Barcarola di Offenbach (1955-56; 24 pp.)

25-49 Pages

Schlussszene aus “Salome” von Richard Strauss — Konzertmäßige Übertragung für Klavier zu zwei Händen (1947; 25 pp.)
Rapsodie espagnole de Maurice Ravel: transcription de concert pour piano (second version, 1945; 26 pp.)
Un nido di scatole sopra il nome del grande e buon amico Harold Rutland (1954; 26 pp.)
Nocturne, “Jāmī” (1928; 28 pp.)
“Gulistān” — Nocturne for Piano (1940; 28 pp.)
Sonata no. 0 (1917; 30 pp.)
Chaleur — Poème (1916-17; 32 pp.)
Il tessuto d’arabeschi (1979; 32 pp.)
Opusculum for Orchestra (1923; 36 pp.)
Frammenti aforistici (Sutras) (104) (1962-64; 37 pp.)
Cinque sonetti di Michelagniolo Buonarroti (1923; 40 pp.)
Sonata no. 1 for Piano (1919; 42 pp.)
Rosario d’arabeschi (1956; 45 pp.)
Villa Tasca: mezzogiorno siciliano — evocazione nostalgica e memoria tanta cara e preziosa del giardino meraviglioso, splendido, tropicale (1979-80; 47 pp.)
Concertino non grosso for String Sextet with Piano Obbligato quasi continuo (1968; 48 pp.)
Opus secretum atque necromanticum (1980-81; 48 pp.)
Concerto II pour piano et grand orchestre (1916-17; 49 pp.)
Sonata seconda for Piano (1920; 49 pp.)

50-74 Pages

Music to “The Rider by Night” (1919; 54 pp.)
Fantasia ispanica (1933; 54 pp.)
Toccata [no. 1] for Piano (1928; 66 pp.)
Concerto da suonare da me solo e senza orchestra, per divertirmi (1946; 70 pp.)
Quintet no. 1 for Piano and Quartet of Stringed Instruments (1919-20; 72 pp.)

75-99 Pages

Sonata III for Piano (1922; 75 pp.)
Introduction, Passacaglia, Cadenza, and Fugue (1929; compl. Alexander Abercrombie, 2004; 79 pp.) {41 pages as written by the composer}
Symphony [no. 1] for Organ (1924; 81 pp.)
Il gallo d’oro da Rimsky-Korsakov: variazioni frivole con una fuga anarchica, eretica e perversa (1978-79; 93 pp.)

100-149 Pages

Concerto pour piano et orchestra da camera [no. 3] (1918; 100 pp.)
Concerto pour piano et grand orchestre [no. 4] (1918; 100 pp.)
Concerto per pianoforte e piccola orchestra, “Simorg-Anka” [no. 7] (1924; 100 pp.)
Sonata IV for Piano (1928-29; 111 pp.)
Toccata seconda per pianoforte (1933-34; 111 pp.)
Symphonic Nocturne for Piano Alone (1977-78; 113 pp.)
Symphonia brevis for Piano (1973; 120 pp.)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra [no. 5] (1920; 144 pp.)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra [no.] III [no. 6] (1922; 144 pp.)
Third Symphony for Piano Solo (1959-60; 144 pp.)
Toccata quarta (1964-67; 149 pp.)

150-199 Pages

Concerto [no. 1] pour piano et grand orchestre (1915-16; 177 pp.)

200-299 Pages

Variazioni e fuga triplice sopra “Dies irae” per pianoforte (1923-26; 201 pp.)
Fourth Symphony for Piano Alone (1962-64; 240 pp.)
Second Symphony for Piano (1954; 248 pp.)
Opus clavicembalisticum (1929-30; 253 pp.)
Sixth Symphony for Piano (Symphonia claviensis) (1975-76; 270 pp.)
Tāntrik Symphony for Piano Alone (1938-39; 284 pp.)

300-399 Pages

Symphony [no. 1] for Piano, Large Orchestra, Chorus, and Organ (1921-22; 300 pp.)
Third Organ Symphony (1949-53; 305 pp.)
Symphony no. 0 for Piano Solo (1930-31; 333 pp.)
Opus clavisymphonicum — Concerto for Piano and Large Orchestra (1957-59; 333 pp.)
Opusculum clavisymphonicum vel claviorchestrale (1973-75; 334 pp.)
Sequentia cyclica super “Dies irae” ex Missa pro defunctis (1948-49; 335 pp.)
Sonata V (Opus archimagicum) (1934-35; 336 pp.)
Concerto V for Piano and Large Orchestra [no. 8] (1927-28; 344 pp.)
Second Symphony for Organ (1929-32; 350 pp.)

400-499 Pages

Quintet II for Piano and String Quartet (1932-33; 432 pp.)
Études transcendantes (100) (1940-44; 456 pp.)
Symphonic Variations for Piano (1935-37; 484 pp.)

≥500 Pages

Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra (1935-37, 1953-56; 540 pp.)
Symphony [no. 2], “Jāmī”, for Large Orchestra, Wordless Chorus, and Baritone Solo (1942-51; 826 pp.)
Messa grande sinfonica (1955-61; 1,001 pp.)

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