Alexandra composes a piece through movement responses to a generating idea, usually improvised away from the piano. These improvisations gradually suggest melodic lines, formal patterns, rhythmic groupings, which she then translates into notation. Her intention is to evoke from performers a fullness of playing gestures and a variety of tone colors distinctive to whichever instruments the piece is written for.

Her music has received yearly ASCAP Standard Awards since 1979. Most of the scores have been published by Seesaw Music Corporation (now Subito), a few by Sisra Publications, Media Press, and Hildegard Music. Many were commissioned works.

Scores for all compositions except symphonies can be purchased from: Theodore Front, 16122 Cohasset Street, Van Nuys CA 91406. Telephone:(818) 994-1902. e-mail: Music [at] TFront [dotcom] 
They can also be ordered from
or from the composer. Besides the two CD’s available from Amazon, almost all the pieces have been recorded in fine performances and can be available from the composer as individual CD’s.
Symphony scores and parts, and some solo and chamber music, are available for rental from the Fleisher Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia. Telephone (215) 686-5313. 
Please contact Alexandra Pierce if you need help locating a score: Telephone (303) 651-9248, [use the number 1 instead of “one” with no spaces]
Links to Compositions by Alexandra Pierce, Listed by Instrument. 
    String Quartets
    Voice (Solo)  

Audio and Score Samples (links below)
    Dark Zephyrs (Flute and Piano) 
    Traces in Movement (Violin, Piano, Percussion)
     Calliope Dances (Oboe and Piano)
     Set of Six, three movements for violin and percussion (one player) and three for violin solo. Gambol  for violin solo is the sample.
     Four Done Deals (Piano)
     Outcrops and Upshots (String Quartet)
     Seven Line Drawings (B-flat Clarinet and B-flat Bass Clarinet)
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