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◆ written for Shi-An

◇ worked with composer


Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerti 1-6, complete

Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto No. 1, Op. 15

Concerto No. 2, Op. 19

Frederic Chopin

Concerto No. 2, Op. 21

George Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue

Franz Joseph Haydn

Concerto, Hob. XVIII/I

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Concerto, K. 414

Concerto, K. 415

Maurice Ravel

Concerto in G (1931)

Camille Saint-Saens

Carnival of the Animals


Louis Andriessen

Workers Union, arr. Costello for solo piano

Georges Aperghis

Conversation No. 17, for solo performer

Johann Sebastian Bach

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (aria and 20 variations)

Inventions, BWV 772-786

Sinfonia, BWV 787-801

Well Tempered Clavier Bk. 1, Nos. 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 21

Well Tempered Clavier Bk. 2, Nos. 1, 5, 7, 9, 12, 24

Johann Sebastian Bach / Dmitri Shostakovitch

Prelude in C major (arr. Costello)

Bela Bartok

Mikrokosmos, Book 6: "Diary of a Fly" and "Minor Seconds, Major Sevenths"

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata No. 1, Op. 2 No. 1

Sonata No. 14, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight"

Sonata No. 15, Op. 28 "Pastoral"

Sonata No. 16, Op. 31 No. 1

Sonata No. 31, Op. 110

Symphony "Pastoral", Op. 68 (arr. Liszt)

Xavier Beteta

Sur Elise (2019)◇

Luciano Berio

Sequenza IV (1965)

Wasserklavier (1965)

Kristin Bolstad


Johannes Brahms

Balladen, Op. 10, Nos. 1 and 2

Capriccio, Op. 76, No. 1

Klavierstucke, Op. 117

Klavierstucke, Op. 118, Nos. 1, 2, 5

Earle Brown

Folio (1952/3)

Four Systems

Eliza Brown

Barely Cycle: III. Between Clouds◇

John Cage

Dream (1948)

In a Landscape (1948)

Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano (1948)

Waiting (1952)

Music of Changes (1951), arr. Costello for piano and voice

Alican Çamcı

(...olgun bir meyvenin sesiyle-düşerken...) "with the sound of a ripe fruit-falling"(2012)◇

Elliott Carter

Retrouvailles (2000)

Dorothy Chan

Letter (2021), for prepared piano and fixed media◆

Anthony Cheung

Eusebius and Florestan, Alone Together (2009)◇

Frederic Chopin

Barcarolle, Op. 60

Mazurkas, Ops. 6, 7, 24, 33, Posth. "Emile Gaillard"

Preludes, Op. 28, Nos. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 20

Nocturne in C# minor (1830)

Nocturne, Op. 55, No. 1

Nocturne in C minor (1837)

Etudes, Op. 10 complete

Etudes, Op. 25, Nos. 1, 6, 7, 9, 10

3 Etudes, KK II b/3

Berceuse, Op. 57

Fantaisie Impromptu, Op. Posth. 66

Danny Clay

Moving Puzzles (2020), for prepared piano◆

Aaron Copland

Piano Variations (1930)

Lincoln Portrait, arr. Costello for speaking pianist

John Corigliano

Fantasia on an Ostinato (1985)

Henry Cowell

The Tides of Manaunaun

The Banshee


Aeolian Harp

Sinister Resonance

Viet Cuong

Again and Again (2021), for prepared piano◆

Veil (2013)◇

Luigi Dallapiccola

Quaderno Musicale di Annalibera

Brett Dean

Equality (2004), for speaking pianist

Claude Debussy

Etudes "pour les cinq doigts", "pour les quatres", "pour les sixtes"

"La Cathedrale engloutie"

"Des pas sur la neige"

"La fille aux cheveux de lin"

"La danse de Puck"

"Danseuses de Delphes"


Children's Corner (1908)

Julius Eastman

Stay On It, arr. Costello for keyboards, loops, and piano

Marti Epstein

Haven (2006)◇

Morton Feldman

For Bunita Marcus (1985)

Palais de Mari (1986)

Brian Ferneyhough

Opus Contra Naturam, A Shadow Play for Speaking Pianist (2000)


George Flynn

American Nocturne (2009)◇

Mike Flynn

One-off (2016)

Gerardo Gandini

Eusebius (1984)

George Gershwin

Preludes, Nos. 1-3, "Blue Lullaby", "Spanish Prelude"

Philip Glass

Glassworks: I. Opening

Fredrik Gran

Time Tone Message (2012)◇

David Grant

for (2014)◇

Marielle Groven

My Heart is a Mountain (2015)◆

Jonathan Hannau

Stalactites (2020)◆

Chris Paul Harman

After Schumann (2008)◇

Franz Joseph Haydn

Sonatas, Nos. 1, 2, 4, 8, 14, 16, 21-23, 25-27, 29, 30, 32, 35-37, 39-43

Sonatas Nos. 12, 18, 22, with recomposed repeats (Costello)

Sonatas Nos. 3, 13, 26, with rewritten rhythms and form (Costello)

Sebastian Huydts

Divertimento 3, after Franz Joseph Haydn, Op. 56/3◆

Riflessioni, Op. 42/1◇

Six Aphorisms for Piano, Op. 3◇

Nicolas Hyatt

Pas que two (2012), for narrator, media files and live electronics◆

Clifton Ingram

Encolpius (2014), for speaking pianist◆

Kurt Isaacson

vanishing species (2015), for piano and voice◆

Charles Ives (arr. Shi-An Costello)

"The Alcotts" from Sonata "Concord, Mass" , arr. with text from "Essays Before a Sonata"

Christopher Jones

(...Clockwork) (2013)◇

Mauricio Kagel

MM 51 (1976)

Olivia Kieffer

Double Run (2019)◇

Jerome Kitzke

Sunflower Sutra (1999), for piano/narrator, poetry by Allen Ginsberg◇

morgan krauss

traipse (2015), for piano and voice◆

Keith Kusterer

Trivia Surreal (2013), for speaking pianist◆

Helmut Lachenmann

Guero (1970)

John LaMontaine

Twelve Relationships, Op. 10

Marina Kifferstein

Then was now (2021), for prepared piano◆

Daniel Larrain Vial

Por Aqui, Por Alla (2006)◇

Jimmie Leblanc seuil de l'instant... (2014)◆

Allumeur de reverberes (2006, rev. 2011)◇

Philippe Leroux

Dense...Englouti (2012)◇

Impressions d'enfance (2016)

Jeffrey Levin

Poems without Words◇

Gyorgy Ligeti

Etudes for piano, Book 3 complete

Musica Ricercata (1951-53)

Franz Liszt

Liebestraume, S. 541

Consolations, S. 172

Elliott Lupp

Piano Sonatina Nos. 1 and 2 (2015-2016)◇

Array of Hand and Number (2015)◇

windows 1-5 (2022)◆

Keeril Makan

Afterglow (2007)◇

Buttons (2008)◇

Michal Massoud

Morty's Jam (2021), for prepared piano◆

Marc Mellits

Bagatelle on a Theme of Beethoven (2012)◇

Andrew Mohebbi

Bloom Circle (2014)◆

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sonata, K. 547

Sonata, K. 545

Sonata, K. 279

Sonata, K. 282

Sonata, K. 284

Sonata, K. 331

Sonata, K. 332

Kota Nakamura


Sa-mon (2009)◇

James O'Callaghan

Reasons, for amplified books and electronics◇

Ofer Pelz

1...2....3....., for piano and voice◇

Arvo Part

Fur Alina

Paul Pinto

Every Note on the Piano◇

Sergei Prokofiev

Suggestion Diabolique, Op. 4 No. 4

Sonata No. 5, Op. 38/135

Sonata No. 6, Op. 82

Visions Fugitives, Op. 22, 1-3, 6-8, 15-17

Serge Provost

Le Tombeau de Mishima (1981)◇

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Prelude, Op. 3, No. 2

Prelude, Op. 23, No. 5

Preludes, Op. 32, Nos. 5, 10

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14, arr. Takuya Shigeta for solo piano

Maurice Ravel


Pavane pour une infante défunte

John Rea

Las Meninas (1991)◇

David Reminick

22 to 9 (2000)◇

Reprimand for Andy Costello (2010)◆

Crowded Branches (2013), for speaking pianist◆

Terry Riley

In C, arr. Costello for keyboards, loops and piano

Damian Rodriguez Kees

... tres, va! (1996), para un interprete de piano, voz y silbato◇

Frederic Rzewski

Snippets #2 (1994-2006), for speaking pianist◇

De Profundis (1991), for speaking pianist◇

Rubinstein in Berlin, for speaking pianist

Mischa Salkind-Pearl

Integrity (2021), rev. for prepared piano◆

Paola Santillan Alcocer

Darkness Falls (2009)◇

Aeryn Jade Santillan

distance. (2021), for prepared piano and fixed media◆

weathering. (2022)◆

Igor Santos

Scene I (2022)◆

Erik Satie

Sports et divertissements (1914)

Vexations (1893)

Gymnopedies (1888)

Trois Gnossiennes (1890)

Domenico Scarlatti

Sonata, K. 141

Sonata, K. 54

Sonata K. 308

Julius Schloss

Prelude, Theme, Variations, and Fuga on Scale #1314

Alfred Schnittke

Piano Sonata No. 3 (1966)

Arnold Schoenberg

Klavierstucke, Op. 11

Duncan Schouten

Dissolution (2007-2008)◇

Franz Schubert

Impromptu, Op. 90 No. 3

Impromptu, Op. 142, No. 2

Sonata, D. 960

Lukas Schulze

Papillon (2014)◆

Robert Schumann

Papilllons, Op. 2

Intermezzi, Op. 4

Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Arabeske, Op. 18

Waldszenen, Op. 82

Gesange der Fruhe, Op. 133

Alexander Scriabin

Eight Etudes, Op. 42

Dmitri Shostakovitch

Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 24

Sergei Taneyev

Prelude and Fugue, Op. 29

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Seasons, Op. 37

Alex Temple

When I was twenty I briefly dabbled in ceremonial magic, for prepared piano◆

Andy Vores


Anton Webern

Variations for Piano, Op. 27

Amy Wurtz

Confessions (2015)◇

Ben Zucker

Ipnaop (2017)◇


Shawn Allison

Currents (2011), for 2 alto sax, marimba and piano◇

Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonata for flute and piano, BWV 1034

Concerto, BWV 1042, arr. for violin and piano

Sonatas, BWV 1027, 1028 and 1029, for viola da gamba and piano

"Prelude" from Cello Suite No. 3, BWV 1009, arr. Costello for cello and piano

Bela Bartok

Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56, arr. for violin and piano

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonatas 1-10, Opp. 12, 23, 24, 30, 47 and 96, for violin and piano

Trio, Op. 1, for violin, cello and piano

Trio, Op. 11, for violin, cello and piano

Trio, Op. 70/1, for violin, cello and piano

Leonard Bernstein

Sonata, for clarinet and piano

Ernest Bloch

Baal Schem, for violin and piano

Suite Hebraique, for viola or violin and piano

Luigi Boccherini

Concerto in G, G480, arr. for cello and piano

William Bolcom

Minicabs, for voice and piano

Johannes Brahms

Sonata, Op. 38 for cello and piano

Sonatas, Op. 120, Nos. 1 and 2, for clarinet or viola, and piano

Trio, Op. 114, for clarinet or viola, cello and piano


Frank Bridge

Phantasy, for violin, viola, cello and piano


Earle Brown (arr. Shi-An Costello)

Four Systems, for violin, cello and piano


Max Bruch

Concerto, Op. 26 arr. for violin and piano

Antonino Bueneventura

Concerto, Op. 87, arr. for bassoon and piano

Gerald Busby

Twins, for two pianos

John Cage

Two5 (1991), for trombone and piano

Four Dances (1943), for voice, percussion, and piano

Dance Music for Elfrid Ide (1940), for percussion and piano

Six Melodies (1950), for violin and piano

Thomas Carr

Close Spaces, for violin, clarinet and piano◇

Louis Caubergh

Halasana, for drum kit and piano

Frederic Chopin

Introduction and Polonaise Brillante, Op. 3, for cello and piano

Piano Concerto, Op. 21, for two pianos

Danny Clay

Children's Songs◇

Aaron Copland

El Salon Mexico, for two pianos

Paul Creston

Concertino, arr. for marimba and piano

Claude Debussy

Petite Suite, for piano four hands

Anthony Donofrio

Voice, Cello, Piano (2015), for voice, cello and piano◆

Balys Dvarionas

Pezzo Elegiaco, for violin and piano

Tim Edwards

The Conjecture (2006), for violin, cello and piano◇

Edward Elgar

Salut d'Amour, for violin and piano

Romance, Op. 62, for bassoon and piano

George Enescu

Concertstuck, for viola and piano

Rhapsody No. 1 in A major, Op. 11, for two pianos

Marti Epstein

Lazy Susan, for cello and piano◇

Gabriel Faure

Elegie, Op. 24, for cello and piano

Morton Feldman

Trio (1980), for violin, cello and piano

Patterns in a Chromatic Field (1981), for cello and piano

For John Cage (1982), for violin and piano

Why Patterns?, for flute, percussion and piano

Piano Four Hands, for piano four hands

Gerald Finzi

Five Bagatelles, for clarinet and piano

Mike Flynn

5432345, for saxophone and piano◇

Alexandra Fol

Dieziana, for two pianos◇

Cesar Franck

Sonata, for violin and piano

Sixto Franco

Blanca y Negra, for viola and piano◇

Duende, for viola and piano◆

Carl Fruhling

Trio, Op. 40, for clarinet, cello and piano

Alberto Ginastera

Rhapsody, for cello and piano

Alexander Glazunov

Concerto, Op. 109, arr. for saxophone and piano

Mikhail Glinka

Sonata, for viola and piano

Georg Goltermann

Concerto, Op. 65, arr. for cello and piano

Jacob Gotlib

Ornamental Alphabets (2015), for piano, trombone and tuba◆

Edvard Grieg

Concerto, Op. 16

George Frideric Handel

Sonata, HWV 370, arr. for violin and piano

Franz Joseph Haydn
Concerto, Hob. XVIII/I, for two pianos

Paul Hindemith

Sonata (1949), for double bass and piano

Ben Hjertmann

Fifty Buttons, for five players, one piano◇

Katherine Hoover
Journey, for bassoon and piano

Philippe Hurel

Tombeau, in memoriam Gerard Grisey (1999)

Sebastian Huydts

Fifth Sonata (for two pianos), Op. 39◇

Sonata No. 3, for viola and piano, Op. 45/3

Nicolas Hyatt

Les voisins (2011), for two pianos◆

Ethan Jankowski

Tensegrity (2021), for violin, cello and piano◇

morgan krauss

traipse (2015), for voice and piano◆

Dominique Lafortune

General Scattering, for two pianos◇

Edouard Lalo

Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21, arr. for violin and piano

Alexei Lebedev

Concerto Allegro, for tuba and piano

Daniel Larrain Vial

Semilla Astral (2011), for two pianos◆

Tom Lehrer

Three Songs, for voice and piano

Jeffrey Levin

Step, Kick, and Key, for drum kit and piano◆

vii., for flute, cello and piano◇

Ilya Levinson
The Polyphony of Trees (2021), for violin, cello and piano◆

Gyorgy Ligeti

Five Pieces, for piano four hands

Elliott Lupp

basszus klarinetra es zongorara, for bass clarinet and piano◇

Amanda Maier

Sonata (1878), for violin and piano

Jules Massenet

Meditation from Thais, for violin and piano

Michal Massoud

Fugue, for two pianos (2006)◇

Felix Mendelssohn

Sonata, Op. 58, for cello and piano

Trio, Op. 49, for violin, cello and piano

Trio, Op. 66, for violin, cello and piano

Olivier Messiaen

Quartet for the End of Time (1941), for violin, clarinet, cello and piano

Hans Millies

Concertino in the style of Mozart, for violin and piano

Eduard Mollenhauer

"The Infant Paganini", for violin and piano

Vittorio Monti

Czardas, for violin and piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Concerto in G, K 313, arr. for flute and piano

Sonata, K 521, for piano four hands

Concerto in A, K 622, arr. for clarinet and piano

Oscar Navarro

"Legacy" Concerto, arr. for oboe and piano

Flor Peeters

Sonata, Op. 51, for trumpet and piano

Astor Piazzolla

Libertango, for solo instrument and piano

Francis Poulenc

Sonata, for clarinet and piano

Sergei Prokofiev

Sonata, Op. 80, for violin and piano

John Psathas

Drum Dances (1993), for drum kit and piano◇

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sonata, Op. 19, for cello and piano

Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14, arr. for clarinet and piano

Maurice Ravel

Mother Goose Suite, for piano four hands

Steve Reich

Piano Phase (1967), for two pianos

Brandon Scott Rumsey

Silhouettes (2008), for bassoon and piano

Frederic Rzewski

A Machine, for two pianos

Camille Saint-Saenz

Concerto in a, Op. 33, arr. for cello and piano

Morceau de concert, Op. 94, arr. for horn and piano

Carnival of the Animals, for two pianos

Pablo Sarasate

Zigeunerweisen, for violin and piano

Alfred Schnittke

Piano Quartet (1991), for violin, viola, cello and piano

Musica Nostalgica (1992), for cello and piano

Paul Schoenfield

Cafe Music (1986), for violin, cello and piano

Franz Schubert

Winterreise, D. 911, for voice and piano

Fantasy, D. 940, for piano four hands

Serenade, D. 957 , arr. for violin and piano

Robert Schumann

Dichterliebe, Op. 48, for voice and piano

Marchenbilder, Op. 113, for viola and piano

Ralph Shapey

Piano Trio (1955), for violin, cello and piano

Dmitri Shostakovitch

Five Pieces for two violins and piano

Sonata, Op. 40, for cello and piano

Nicolas Slonimsky

Five Advertising Songs, for voice and piano

Shinichi Suzuki

Complete string method books (violin, viola and cello)

Leo Svirsky

Trauergondel, for violin, clarinet and piano

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Concerto in D, Op. 35, arr. for violin and piano

Georg Philipp Telemann

Concerto in G, TWV 51:G9, arr. for viola and piano

Concerto in D, TWV 51:D7, arr. for trumpet and piano

Tomaso Albinoni

Concerto, Op. 7 No. 12, arr. for oboe and piano

Joaquin Turina

Quartet in A minor, for violin, viola, cello and piano

Antonio Vivaldi

The Seasons, arr. for violin and piano

Concerto, RV 495, arr. for bassoon and piano

Claude Vivier

Piece pour violoncelle et piano (1975), for cello and piano

Kirsten Volness

Rabbit in the Moon (2015), for violin, viola, cello and piano◆

Carl Maria von Weber

Romance, for trombone and piano

Anton Webern

Three Little Pieces, Op. 11, for cello and piano

Henryk Wieniawski

Legende, Op. 17 for violin and piano

Polonaise Brillante, Op. 4, No. 1, for violin and piano

Frank Zappa

The Black Page, for drum kit and piano


Pierre Boulez

Derive I

John Cage


Unsuk Chin

Fantaisie Mecanique (1994)

Morton Feldman

Words and Music, play by Samuel Beckett

Piano and String Quartet (1985)

George Frideric Handel

The Messiah, HWV 56

Gustav Holst

The Planets

Tom Johnson

Narayana's Cows

Ruggero Leoncavallo


Jeffrey Levin

Left for Connection (2010), voice, flute, violin, cello and piano◆

Jose Manuel Lopez Lopez

Agua y cuadrante (1992)

Gustav Mahler

Das Lied Von Der Erde

Brian Penkrot

Cascando (2017), for 2 speakers, flute, vibraphone, violin and cello◆

Giacomo Puccini

La Boheme (selections)

Steve Reich

Music for 18 Musicians (1978)

Sextet (1984)

Stephen Allan Rogers

Lamentu (2011)◆

Frederic Rzewski

Coming Together

Alfred Schnittke

Quintet (1972-1976), for 2 violins, viola, cello and piano

Arnold Schoenberg

Pierrot Lunaire, op. 21

Lukas Schulze

Songbook for Orion (2014)◇

Laura Schwendinger


Igor Stravinsky

Firebird Suite

LAST UPDATE: 11/1/2023

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