2020 – various solos and duos – 2:00 minutes each
As a composer, I felt helpless at home during this COVID-19 pandemic. Then I thought, I could at least provide my musical friends with new compositions while they are spending time in self-isolation. So since late March, 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 as they continue to traverse through uncertain times. We might be self-isolating but we are never alone…we have music!
- CBC Radio's Fresh Air segment by Errol Nazareth on Music for Self-Isolation Frank Horvat, Bones Lam, Gordon Fantini 6:38
I am a musician and I want to participate…what do I do?
1. Find your instrument from the list at the bottom of the page.
2. Download the sheet music.
4. Post a video sharing your performance.
(please message me and tag Frank Horvat and use the hashtags #IsolationMusic & #StayAtHomeChallenge)
(Sharlene Wallace performs Music for Self-Isolation – Harp & Accordion (watch 2:30 & 33:40)
Music for Self-Isolation
|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|
|French Horn||MP3||April 23, 2020|
|Guitar (classical)||MP3||April 18, 2020|
|Guitar (electric)||MP3||April 30, 2020|
|Harp||MP3||May 1, 2020|
|Marimba||PDF (4.3 oct)|
PDF (4 oct)
|MP3||April 11, 2020|
|Oboe||MP3||April 24, 2020|
|Piano (adv)||MP3||March 29, 2020|
|Piano (easy/int)||MP3||March 28, 2020|
|Piano Duet||MP3||April 16, 2020|
|Saxophone (alto or tenor)||MP3 (alto) | MP3 (tenor)||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 (bonus)||MP3||May 3, 2020|
|Voice (a cappella)||CMaj Score (mp3) | DMaj Score (mp3) | FMaj Score (mp3) | GMaj Score (mp3)||March 27, 2020|
|Voice 2 (a cappella)||AMaj Score (mp3) | CMaj Score (mp3) | DMaj Score (mp3) | FMaj Score (mp3)||March 30, 2020|
|Voice 3 (with guitar)||MP3|
MP3 – guitar only (right-clicked to download)
|April 2, 2020|
|Voice 4 (with piano)||MP3|
MP3 – piano only (right-clicked to download)
|April 7, 2020|
|Voice 5 (duet a cappella)||AMaj Score (mp3) | CMaj Score (mp3) | DMaj Score (mp3)||April 17, 2020|
Have questions about interpretation? Vocalists, need another key? Email me.
Want to commission me to write for your unique combination of instruments? Email Lisa to find out more.
Song Talk Radio interview with Frank Horvat about Music for Self-Isolation
Many thanks to all the performers who shared their talent: Simon-Philippe Allard, Diane Amari, Allison Cecilia Arends, Francesca Arnone, 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, Tamara Coenradi, Tan Cong, Jessica Costa, Jeanne Coté, Brent Crawford, Austin Crumrine, Garth Cummings, Dorothy Deen, Olivia De Prato, Antonia De Wolfe, Al Di Cicco, Štěpán Drtina, Diede Duijghuisen, Gulen Ege, Jorge Luis Espinoza Rodriguez, Gordon Fantini, Ethan Filner, Chris Fischer, Meg Freer, María Teresa G-Barrajón, Katja Gillmore, Charlotte Goode, Jeroen Goossens, Donna Hangen, Marie Hasoñová, Josh Henderson, Petr Holman, Andrew J. Hosler, Stephen Johnson-Tseu, Sharon Johnston, Clara Kim, Milica Knezevic, Simone Kouwenberg, Slavko Kovacic, Vlado Kreslin, Dave Kutz, Roderick Labrador, Kathryn Ladano, Bones Lam, Megan Lanz, Christopher Lee, Inge Leenen, Kevin Leung, John Lewitt, Tawnee Lynn Lillo, Lish Lindsey, Victor Lowrie Tafoya, Chris MacDonnell, Scott MacInnes, Sebastien Malette, Christian Martínez Kempin, Joanne Mary, Beverley McKiver, William McLeish, Neel Modi, Nicola Mogavero, Jay Moonah, Richard Moore, Diane Murray-Charrett, Laura Nerenberg, Monik Nordine, Andrew Noseworthy, Rik Noyce, Sergio Pallottelli, William Palmer, Kirsti Petraborg, Anthony Rapoport, Elizabeth Reid, Jeff Reilly, 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, Lisa Tahara, Ralitsa Tcholakova, Michael Thompson, Simon Tong, Wouter van Breugel, Juliette Vervuurt, Monique Verwoerd, Jan Volkers, Sharlene Wallace, Dana Walmsley, Andras Weber, Ann Westall, Joann Whang, Karen Wierzba, Jacob Wolf, Lauren Woods, Meganne Woronchak, Tristan Zaba, Barbara Zalaznik Matos