2020 – suite of solos and duos for various instruments and voice – 2:00 minutes each
As a composer, I was feeling helpless at home during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, I realized I could at least provide my musical friends with new compositions while they were spending time in self-isolation. So in the Spring of 2020, I composed 31 new short pieces of music for an unaccompanied solo instrument or voice, or for a duo of musicians self-isolating together.
With the cancellation of all performances, COVID-19 has adversely impacted the world’s music community. This project is my attempt to raise the spirits of fellow musicians, and the community at large, as we continue to traverse through uncertain times. We might be self-isolating but we are never alone…we have music.
– Frank Horvat
Album: Music for Self-Isolation
I am a musician and I want to participate…what do I do?
1. Find your instrument or voice at the bottom of this page.
If you are enjoying this project, please consider making a donation to the Unison Benevolent Fund
|Instrument||Score||Album Recording||Date Posted|
|Accordion||MP3||May 2, 2020|
|Bassoon||MP3||April 9, 2020|
|Cello||MP3||April 1, 2020|
|Clarinet (Bass)||MP3||April 6, 2020|
|Clarinet (Bb)||MP3||March 31, 2020|
|Double Bass||MP3||April 25, 2020|
|Flute||MP3||March 25, 2020|
|Guitar (classical)||MP3||April 18, 2020|
|Guitar (electric)||MP3||April 30, 2020|
|Harp||MP3||May 1, 2020|
|Horn||MP3||April 23, 2020|
|Marimba||PDF (4.3 oct)|
PDF (4 oct)
|MP3||April 11, 2020|
|Oboe||MP3||April 24, 2020|
|Piano||MP3||March 28, 2020|
|Piano 2||MP3||March 29, 2020|
|Piano 3 (duet)||MP3||April 16, 2020|
|Saxophone (alto or tenor)||MP3||April 29, 2020|
|String Duo (violin-viola)||MP3||April 3, 2020|
|String Duo 2 (violin-cello)||MP3||April 15, 2020|
|Trombone||MP3||April 8, 2020|
|Trumpet||PDF (C) |
|MP3||April 4, 2020|
|Tuba||MP3||April 22, 2020|
|Vibraphone||MP3||April 10, 2020|
|Viola*||MP3||April 5, 2020|
|Violin*||MP3||March 26, 2020|
|Violin 2||MP3||May 3, 2020|
|Voice (a cappella)||CMaj Score | DMaj Score | FMaj Score | GMaj Score||MP3||March 27, 2020|
|Voice 2 (a cappella)||AMaj Score | CMaj Score | DMaj Score | FMaj Score||MP3||March 30, 2020|
|Voice 3 (with guitar)||MP3||April 2, 2020|
|Voice 4 (with piano)||CMaj Score | DMaj Score||MP3||April 7, 2020|
|Voice 5 (duet)||AMaj Score | CMaj Score | DMaj Score||MP3||April 17, 2020|
Have questions about interpretation? Vocalists, need another key? Email me.
*Pieces included in ACNMP’s Contemporary Showcase Syllabus
Want to commission me to write for your unique combination of instruments? Email Lisa to find out more.
Many thanks to all the performers who shared their talent: Simon-Philippe Allard, Diane Amari, Allison Cecilia Arends, Francesca Arnone, Amahl Arulanandam, Alexey Aslamas, Dan Austin, David Ballesteros, Lucia Barcari, Dave Battler, Tara Baxendale, Lynn Bechtold, Lineke Boekhoud, Jonathan Borja, Isabelle Briner, Müge Büyükçelen, Alde Calongcagong, Juancar Cantera Herran, Katherine Carleton, Lynette Carveth, Alex Cheung, Ivana Cikić, Tamara Coenradi, Tan Cong, Jessica Costa, Jeanne Côté, Brent Crawford, Austin Crumrine, Garth Cummings, Kristin Day, Dorothy Deen, Olivia De Prato, Tania DeVizia-Berdosh, Antonia De Wolfe, Al Di Cicco, Emily Ding, Štěpán Drtina, Diede Duijghuisen, Gulen Ege, Jorge Luis Espinoza Rodriguez, Gordon Fantini, Ethan Filner, Chris Fischer, Meg Freer, Danie Friesen, María Teresa G-Barrajón, Katja Gillmore, Charlotte Goode, Jeroen Goossens, Donna Hangen, Claire Harris, Marie Hasoñová, Josh Henderson, Petr Holman, Andrew J. Hosler, Cate Hummel, Stephen Johnson-Tseu, Sharon Johnston, Clara Kim, Milica Knezevic, Simone Kouwenberg, Slavko Kovacic, Vlado Kreslin, Karla Križanić, Dave Kutz, Roderick Labrador, Kathryn Ladano, Bones Lam, Megan Lanz, Jan Le Clair, Christopher Lee, Inge Leenen, Ann Lemke, Kevin Leung, John Lewitt, Tawnee Lynn Lillo, A. Lish Lindsey, Victor Lowrie Tafoya, Fan Lü, Christine MacDonnell, Scott MacInnes, Sebastien Malette, Christian Martínez Kempin, Joanne Mary, Michael McKenzie, Beverley McKiver, William McLeish, Gregory Millar, Neel Modi, Nicola Mogavero, Erin Moon-Kelly, Jay Moonah, Richard Moore, Diane Murray-Charrett, Lisa Nelsen, Laura Nerenberg, Monik Nordine, Andrew Noseworthy, Rik Noyce, Javier Oviedo, Sergio Pallottelli, William Palmer, Kirsti Petraborg, Anthony Rapoport, Lisa Raposa, Elizabeth Reid, Jeff Reilly, Aleh Remezau, Elisabeth Remy Johnson, Stephen Robb, Iris Rodrigues, Karina Rombouts, Katarzyna Sadej, Saint John String Quartet, Paul Sanvidotti, Philippe Schartz, Grace Scheele, Juan Jesús Silguero Gorriti, Penelope Smith, Dale Sorensen, Reid Spencer, Chantal Spierings, Isabella Stabio, Mariette Stephenson, Richard Stoelzel, Peter Stoll, Patricia Surman, Lisa Tahara, Ralitsa Tcholakova, Michael Thompson, Simon Tong, Zulibeth Torres, Jennifer Tran, Wouter van Breugel, Angelina Van Dyke, Juliette Vervuurt, Monique Verwoerd, Jan Volkers, Emma Vachon, Sharlene Wallace, Dana Walmsley, Andras Weber, Ann Westall, Joann Whang, Karen Wierzba, Larry Williams, Jacob Wolf, Tracy K. Woodard, Lauren Woods, Meganne Woronchak, Tristan Zaba, Barbara Zalaznik Matos