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A:  (37 notes)
Zequinha de Abreu:  Tico Tico
Adolphe Adam:  Giselle – ballet 
Adolphe Adam:  O Holy Night (Minuit, chrétiens)
Adolphe Adam:  Si j’étais roi Overture (If I were King)
Mark Adamo:  Alcott Music – suite from the opera Little Women
Mark Adamo:  Little Women – opera 
John Adams:  (many listings – see below)
Thomas Adés:  Three Studies After Couperin
Thomas Adés:  The Tempest – opera 
Richard Adler:  Wilderness Suite
Samuel Adler:  String Quartet no. 8
Isaac Albeniz:  Asturias
Isaac Albeniz:  Iberia
Isaac Albeniz:  Suite espagnola
Eleanor Alberga:  3-Day Mix
Stephen Albert:  RiverRun – Symphony no. 1 
Tomaso Albinoni:  Adagio for Strings
Tomaso Albinoni:  Concerti a cinque, op. 5
Tomaso Albinoni: Concerto in G major for two oboes, op. 9, no. 6
Johann Georg Albrechtsberger:  Harp Concerto in C
Johann Georg Albrechtsberger:  Trombone Concerto in B-flat
Franco Alfano:  Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano
Hugo Alfvén:  Midsommarvaka (Midsummer Vigil)
Gregorio Allegri:  Miserere Mei
Leroy Anderson:  Sleigh Ride and other works
George Antheil:  A Jazz Symphony
Alexis Aranda:  DaVinci Concerto
Dominic Argento:  Capriccio for clarinet and orchestra
Dominic Argento:  Letters from Composers – song cycle
Dominic Argento:  Walden Pond 
Anton Arensky:  songs
Anton Arensky:  Piano Trio no. 1 in d minor, op. 32
Malcolm Arnold:  (many listings – see below)
Juan Crisostomo Arriaga:  Symphony in D major
Alexander Arutunian:  Concerto for Trumpet
Daniel Auber:  The Bronze Horse Overture
Daniel Auber:  The Crown Diamonds Overture
Lera Auerbach:  The Blind – opera 
Lera Auerbach:  Sogno di Stabat Mater

John Adams:  (13 notes)
    The Chairman Dances
    Chamber Symphony
    Saxophone Concerto
    Violin Concerto
    Dr. Atomic – opera 
    Gnarly Buttons
    Hallelujah Junction
    Naïve and Sentimental Music
    Nixon in China – opera 
    Road Movies
    Short Ride in a Fast Machine
    The Wound Dresser

Sir Malcolm Arnold:  (6 notes) 
        Clarinet Concerti
        Horn Concerto no. 2, op. 58
        English Dances, Set One, op. 27
        Irish Dances, op. 126
        Four Scottish Dances, op. 59
        Three Shanties, op. 4 – wind quintet

B:  (60 notes)
Carl Philip Emanuel Bach:  Flute Concerti
Carl Philip Emanuel Bach:  Sinfonietta no. 2 in E-flat
Johann Christian Bach: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat
Johann Christian Bach:  Six Sonatas for keyboard with violin, op. 10
Johann Christian Bach:  symphonies
Johann Christian Friedrich Bach:  Sinfonie no. 20 in B-flat
Johann Sebastian Bach (many listings – see separate page)
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach:  Sinfonia in F
Mily Balakirev:  Islamey – Oriental Fantasy
Michael Balfe:  The Bohemian Girl – opera 
Sir Granville Bantock:  A Celtic Symphony
Samuel Barber (many listings - see below)
Béla Bartók (many listings - see below) 
Randol Alan Bass:  A Feast of Carols
Sir Arnold Bax:  (many listings - see below)
Amy Cheney Beach:  (many listings – see below)
Ludwig van Beethoven (many listings – see separate page)
Vincenzo Bellini:  I Capuletti e i Montecchi – opera 
Vincenzo Bellini:  Norma – opera 
Vincenzo Bellini:  La sonnambula – opera 
Richard Rodney Bennett:  Murder on the Orient Express – film score
Richard Rodney Bennett:  Sonata after Syrinx
Alban Berg:  (many listings – see below)
Jean Berger:  Skelton Poems
Luciano Berio:  Folk Songs
Hector Berlioz (many listings – see below)
Paul Ben-Haim:  Sonata in g for unaccompanied violin, op. 44
Leonard Bernstein (many listings –  see below)
Franz Berwald:  Reminiscences of the Norwegian Mountains
Franz Berwald:  Sinfonie Singuliere in C major
Heinrich von Biber:  Battalia
Heinrich von Biber:  Mystery Sonatas
William Billings:  Chester
Georges Bizet:  (many listings – see below)
Ernest Bloch (many listings – see below)
Theodor Blumer:  Tanz-Suite, op. 53 
Luigi Boccherini:  Cello Concerti
Luigi Boccherini:  Guitar Quintets
Luigi Boccherini:  String Quintet in E majr, op. 11, no. 5
Adrien Boieldieu:  Harp Concerto in C maor
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier: Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse – opera–ballet
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier: Bassoon Sonata in G major, op.50, no 2  
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier:  flute sonatas
William Bolcom:  Cabaret Songs 
William Bolcom:  Commedia for (Almost) 18th Century Orchestra
William Bolcom:  Concerto Grosso for saxophone quartet and orchestra
Alexander Borodin:  (many listings – see below)
Giovanni Bottesini:  Double-bass Concerto no. 2 in b minor
Giovanni Bottesini:  Passione Amorosa
Lili Boulanger:  D’un matin de printemps (Of a Morning in Spring)
York Bowen:  Viola Sonata no. 1 in c minor, op. 18
William Boyce:  Symphony no 1 in B-flat major
Eugène Bozza:  Jour d’ete a la montagne for flute quartet
Eugène Bozza:  Sonatine for Brass Quintet  
Eugène Bozza:  Suite in F for horn quartet
Barlow Bradford:  A Christmas Medley
Gaetano Braga:  Angel’s Serenade
Johannes Brahms (many listings – see separate page)
Frank Bridge:  String Quartet no. 1 in e minor
Frank Bridge:  The Sea suite
Frank Bridge:  There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook
Benjamin Britten (many listings – see separate page)
Leo Brouwer:  Cuban Landscape with Rain
Leo Brouwer:  El Decamerón Negro
Max Bruch (many listings – see below)
Anton Bruckner (many listings – see below)
Colin Brumby:  Jesu, Son Most Sweet and Dear
Kenji Bunch:  Piano Concerto
Kenji Bunch:  Velocity
Ferruccio Busoni:  String Quartet no. 2 in d minor, op. 26
Ferruccio Busoni:  transcription of the Bach Chaconne
George Butterworth:  The Banks of Green Willow
George Butterworth:  A Shropshire Lad – orchestral rhapsody 
George Butterworth:  Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad
Dietrich Buxtehude:  organ works
William Byrd:  Mass for four voices

Samuel Barber: (21 notes)
Adagio for Strings
Agnus Dei
Cello Concerto, op. 22
Piano Concerto
Violin Concerto
Dover Beach, op. 3
Essay no. 1 for Orchestra, op. 12
Essay no. 2 for Orchestra, op. 17
Essay no. 3 for Orchestra, op. 47
Knoxville: Summer of 1915
String Quartet in b minor, op. 11
The School for Scandal Overture, op. 5
Serenade for strings, op. 1
Cello Sonata, op. 6
Piano Sonata, op. 26
Summer Music
Symphony no. 1, op. 9
Toccata Festiva for organ and orchestra, op. 36
Vanessa – opera 

Bela Bartok: (24 notes)
    Concerto for Orchestra
    Duke Bluebeard’s Castle – opera 
    Piano Concerto no. 1
    Piano Concerto no. 2
    Piano Concerto no. 3
    Viola Concerto
    Violin Concerti
    Contrasts for clarinet, violin, and piano
    Dance Suite
    Duos for violins or violas
    Miraculous Mandarin – ballet 
    Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
    Four Orchestral Pieces, op. 12
   String Quartet no. 1, op. 7
    String Quartet no. 2, op. 17 
    String Quartet no. 3
    String Quartet no. 4
    String Quartet no. 5
    String Quartet no. 6
    Violin Rhapsodies
    Roumanian Folk Dances
    Piano Sonata, Sz. 80
    Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
    The Wooden Prince – ballet 

Sir Arnold Bax:  (9 notes)
    The Happy Forest
    Morning Song – Maytime in Sussex
    Nonet for winds, strings and harp
   November Woods
    Harp Quintet
    Oboe Quintet
    Summer Music

Amy Cheney Beach:  (6 notes)  
    Piano Concerto in c-sharp minor, op. 45
    two Hermit Thrush pieces, op. 92, no. 1 & 2
    Piano Quintet in f-sharp minor, op. 67
    Sonata in a minor for violin and piano, op. 34
    Symphony in e minor, op. 32, “Gaelic”
    Piano Trio in a minor, op. 150

Alban Berg:  (10 notes)
    Chamber Concerto
    Violin Concerto “To the Memory of an Angel”
    Sieben frűhe Lieder (Seven Early Songs)
    Lulu – orchestral suite
    Lulu – opera 
    Three Orchestral Pieces, op. 6
    String Quartet, op. 3
    Piano Sonata, op. 1
    Lyric Suite
    Wozzeck – opera 

Hector Berlioz: (14 notes)
    Beatrice and Benedict overture
    Damnation of Faust
    The Death of Cleopatra
    L’Enfance du Christ, op. 25
    Harold in Italy, op. 16
    Le corsaire overture, op. 21
    Les nuits d’été, op. 7
    Requiem, op. 5
    Reverie and Caprice
    Roman Carnival Overture
    Romeo and Juliet, op., 17 – dramatic symphony
    Romeo and Juliet, op. 17 – love scene 
    Symphonie fantastique, op. 14
    Les Troyens – Royal Hunt and Storm

Leonard Bernstein: (13 notes)
    Broadway Songs
    Candide – opera
    Chicester Psalms
    Fancy Free – ballet
    On the Town
    Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
    Serenade after Plato’s Symposium
    Symphony no. 1, “Jeremiah”
    Symphony no. 2, “The Age of Anxiety”
    Trouble in Tahiti – opera 
    West Side Story – musical 
    West Side Story Symphonic Dances

Georges Bizet:  (6 notes)
            Farandole, from L'Arlesienne suite no. 2
    Carmen – opera 
    Children’s Games
    The Pearl Fishers – opera 
    Symphony in C

Ernest Bloch:  (5 notes)
           Concerto Grosso
    Piano Quintets
    Suite Hebraique

Alexander Borodin:  (7 notes)
    Petite Suite
    Polovetsian Dances from Prince Igor
    Prince Igor overture
    String Quartet no. 2 in D major
    In the Steppes of Central Asia
    Symphony no. 1 in E-flat
    Symphony no. 2 in b

Max Bruch:  (11 notes)
    Adagio on Celtic Themes, op. 56
    Allegro appassionato in f, op. 57
    Canzone, op. 55
    Violin Concerto no. 1 in g minor, op. 26
    Violin Concerto no. 2 in d, op. 44
    Violin Concerto no. 3 in d, op. 58
    Kol Nidrei, op. 47
    Eight Pieces for clarinet, viola, and piano, op. 83
    Romance in a for violin and orchestra, op. 42
    Romance in F for viola and orchestra, op. 85 
    Scottish Fantasy, op. 46

Anton Bruckner:  (11 notes)
    Requiem in d minor
    Symphony no. 0 in d minor, “Nullte”
    Symphony no. 1 in c
    Symphony no. 2 in c
    Symphony no. 3 in d
    Symphony no. 4 in E-flat major, “Romantic”
    Symphony no. 5 in B-flat
    Symphony no. 6 in A
    Symphony no. 7 in E
    Symphony no. 8 in c minor
    Symphony no. 9 in d minor