music for use

List of Works: Cooper Ottum, composer

All pieces composed by Cooper Ottum (b. 1990), organized by date of composition.

All performance licensing through ASCAP.

This list excludes pieces for marching band and scores for film or media.



for Flute, Viola, and Harp; 7'
commissioned by FuseBox New Music


for Sinfonietta or Chamber Orchestra ( Perc. Pno. Strings); 13'
– or –
for Piano Quintet and Fixed Media; 16'


for Small Band; 2' 30"
commissioned by Lincoln College Preparatory Academy as part of the Music for Use Project

Single Point Perspective

for Large Orchestra ( Timp+3 Hp. Pno. Strings); 9'


Sea Stars and Anemones

for Electric Guitar and Live Electronics; 7'

Breathe in

for Saxophone Quartet (SATB); 8'
listen to a live recording here

Retroactive Continuity

for Clarinet in B-flat, Viola, and Piano – or – for Violin, Violoncello, and Piano; 6' 30"

Eluding Empathy

for Fixed Media (stereo); 4' 54"


A flutter of modest aspiration

text: Genevieve Kaplan
for Soprano and Guitar – or – for Soprano, Clarinet in B-flat, Violin, and Violoncello

Exercises in Yearning

for solo Flute


Lean Back

for Alto Saxophone, Clarinet in B-flat, and Trombone
commissioned by Jacob McGrew

There has been a storm 

text: Genevieve Kaplan
for Soprano and Piano

Prelude and Fugue

for Flute, Clarinet in B-flat/Clarinet in E-flat, Viola, Violoncello, Percussion, and Piano

no inland far enough

text: Christopher Santiago
for Tenor and Piano


A Learning Experience

for Flute, Clarinet in B-flat, Viola, and Violoncello

Clarinet Quartet: among friends

for four Clarinets in B-flat, two doubling Bass Clarinet


Symmetrical Music

for Horn and Piano