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ORCHESTRAL

Movements (1970)
for Orchestra
duration: 12' 00"
First performance 1970
The Rehearsal Orchestra, Harry Legge.
Edinburgh Festival

Symphony No.1 (1971)
Full orchestra
duration: 17" 00"
Chester Music - on hire
First performance 8th December 1972
Scottish National Orchestra
Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Scenes, from an Imaginary Ballet (1980)
Wind Orchestra
duration: 15' 00"
First performance 25th July 1980
British Youth Wind Orchestra - Harry Legge
Coventry Cathedral

Elegy for Icarus (1981)
Large Orchestra
duration: 10' 00"
First performance 7th June 1983
The Govannon Orchestra - Raymond Head
St. John's Smith Square, London

Flute Concerto (1991)
Solo Flute and String Orchestra
duration: 20' 00"
First performance 4th September 1992
Duke Dobibg (Flute) and the City of London Sinfonia.
Chilford Hall, Linton.

Solstice Song (1997)
for Orchestra
duration: 20' 00"
First performance 22nd March 1997
Brunel Ensemble - Christopher Austin
Victoria Rooms, Bristol.


CHAMBER

String Quartet No.6
duration: 17 minutes
First performance 25th November 2012
The Piatti String Quartet
The David Josefowitz Recital Hall Royal Academy of Music

String Quartet No.8
The Carducci String Quartet
duration: 21 minutes
First performance 25th January 2015
The David Josefowitz Hall RAM

Interplay (1969)
for Ensemble
Flute, Horn, Vibs and Cello
duration: 5' 40"
First performance 21st April 1971
London Sinfonietta, Elgar Howarth
Purcell Room

Concertino (1970)
for solo violin and five instruments
Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Viola and Cello
duration: 15' 00"
First performance 1972
Members of the English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford.
Aldeburgh Festival

Japanese Fragments (1973)
Text: Japanese Haiku
Soprano, Viola and Guitar
duration: 9' 44"
Chester Music
First performance 1976
Camden Festival, London

The Dispossession (1973)
Text: Frances Wilson
Tenor and Guitar
duration: 12' 00"
First performance 1975
Geoffrey Pogson and John Warren.
Wigmore Hall, London

Scena 1 (1974)
for Viola and Piano
duration: 12' 00"
First performance 15th March 1975
John White and Marion Raper
Harlow Playhouse

Scena 2 (1976)
for solo Cello and Ensemble
Solo Cello, with tape delay. 3tpt. 3 trb 3perc. Elect. Organ Elect. Guitar. Bass Guitar
duration: 20'00"
First performance 1st November 1979
Chris van Kampen - Park Lane Group - Michael Lankester
Guildhall School of Music

From the Book of Ware (1977)
for Baritone and Ensemble
Fl/descant recorder. Ob/tenor recorder. Clt/descant recorder. Harpsichord and Guitar.
duration: 10' 20"
First performance 3rd June 1978
Modi Gaudio Consort.
St. Mary's Church, Ware, Herts.

Cerberus (1977)
for solo Double Bass, Harp and Wind Quintet
duration: 12' 00"
Chester Music - on hire
First performance 20th August 1977
The Esbjerg Ensemble.
Festival at Monteplciano, Italy.

Images from Words (1977)
for Guitar Quartet
duration: 15' 00"
First performance 11th April 1978
Omega Guitar Quartet.
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

Solos (1978)
for Wind Quintet
duration: 15' 00"
First performance 22nd April 1978
Vega Wind Quintet
Wigmore Hall, London

Pandora's Box (1979)
Solo Oboe, Harp, String Quartet and Double Bass
duration: 15' 00"
First performance 1st December 1980
Vestjysk Kammerensemble.
Esbjerg, Denmark.

The Song Within (1980)
Clarinet/bass clarinet, Cello and Piano
duration: 17' 44"
First performance 28th October 1980
The Muhlfeld Trio
British Music Information Centre, London.
Recording: Clarinet Classics CC0007

Serenade (1981)
for Flute, Viola and Guitar
duration: 13' 26"
First performance 31st October 1981
Ingrid Culliford (Fl.) Robin Grice (Va.) Gilbert Biberian (Guitar)
October Gallery, London

Light on Still Water (1982)
Flute or Oboe and Guitar
duration: 6' 00"
First performance 24th June 1985
Martin Feinstein (Flute) and Peter McAven (Guitar)
Wigmore Hall, London

Eight Grains of Sand (1983)
for Clarinet and Piano
duration: 12' 27"
First performance 13th November 1985
Victoria Soames and Julius Drake
Radio 3

Autumn Thoughts (1984)
Mezzo-Soprano, Violin, Piano and Bass Guitar
duration: 11' 35"
First performance 12th July 1984
Govannon Ensemble
British Music Information Centre, London.

At Night, all Cats are Grey (1985)
Text: Frances Wilson
Soprano, Clarinet and Piano
duration: 15' 00"
First performance 27th April 1985
Marilyn Rees (Soprano) Nicholas Cox (Clarinet) and Malcolm Martineau ( Piano)
Leighton Buzzard Music Club.

A Peruvian Lament (1987)
for Alto Flute/Flute and String Trio
duration: 6' 07"
First performance 4th October 1991
Lontano - Odaline de la Martinez.
Radio 3

Six Miniatures (1988)
for Clarinet/Bass Clarinet and Cello.
duration: 8' 00"
First performance 9th June 1988
Victoria Soames (Clarinet) and Julia Vohralik (Cello)
Cyril Fradan Studio, London.

Two Portraits (1988)
for Oboe and Piano
duration: 10' 00"
First performance 25th May 1988
Nicholas Daniel (Oboe) and Julius Drake (Piano)
Barnes and Castelnua Music Society.

Aztec Reflections (1988)
for Ensemble
duration: 9' 00"
First performance 12th July 1995
The Portsmouth New Music Orchestra
The New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth

Windsongs (1989)
for 10 Wind Players
duration: 10' 00"
First performance 20th October 1990
Morley College Wind Ensemble - Diane Kacic.
Morley College, London.

String Trio (1990)
duration: 16' 00"
First performance 3rd May 1993
Cummings String Trio
Purcell Room, London

Lament for a Plumtree. (1990)
Text: Frances Wilson
Soprano, 2 Clarinets, Viola, Cello and Double Bass
duration: 3' 45"
First performance 6th December 1990
Composers' Ensemble
Raglan School, Enfield.

Oxford Bagatelles (1993)
duration: 11' 00"
First performance 9th November 1993
Cambridge New Chamber Players.
Holywell Music Room, Oxford

A Song for Christina Rossetti (1994)
Flute, Viola and Harp
duration: 8' 28"
First performance 26th February 1995
Les Trois
Jacksons' Lane Theatre, London

Remembering Anton Webern (1995)
Flute and String Trio.
duration: 8' 00"
First performance 21st April 1996
The Feinstein Ensemble
Jacksons' Lane Theatre, London

Kafka Fragments (1996)
Violin, Cello and Piano
duration: 8' 23"
First performance 16th March 1997
The Lowbury Piano Trio.
Jacksons' Lane Theatre, London

String Quartet No.2 (1996)
duration: 18' 00"
First performance 19th November 1996
Brindisi String Quartet
Purcell Room, London

Blue Toccata (1997)
Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano
duration: 6' 00"
First performance 20th June 1997
Cambridge New Music Players.
St. Giles, Cripplegate, Barbican, London.

Three Fantasies (1997)
for Wind Quintet
duration: 8' 00"
First performance 22nd February 1998
The Marais Ensemble
Jacksons' Lane Theatre, London

Pan (1998)
for Oboe and String Trio
duration: 12' 00"
First performance 7th March 1999
Daniel Bates (Oboe) and the Leopold String Trio.
Jacksons' Lane Theatre, London

From the East (1998)
for Flute, Alto Flute and Piano
duration: 5' 16"
First performance 23rd April 1998
Cameo
St. John's Smith Square, London

Three Miniatures (1998)
for Violin and Piano
duration: 5' 00"
First performance 18th May 1998
Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin) and Junko Kobayashi (Piano)
The Daiwa Foundation, London

Toccata (1999)
for Two Pianos
duration: 5' 17"
First performance 6th February 2000
Nigel Hutchison and Mark Fielding
Jacksons' Lane Theatre, London

String Quartet No.3 (2000)
duration: 15' 43"
First performance 4th October 2001
Solaris String Quartet
Purcell Room, London

Newton Bronze (2000)
for Solo Viola and 12 Solo Strings
duration: 12' 00"
First performance 24th August 2000
Sarah-Jane Bradley (Viola) and the Festival Strings.
Presteigne Festival, Wales.

Before the Song (2000)
for Cor Anglais, String Trio and Harp
duration: 8' 00"
First performance 4th February 2001
Capital Oboe Quintet.
Jacksons' Lane Theatre, London

Through a Glass, Darkly (2001)
for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
duration: 8' 18"
First performance 3rd February 2002
The Chalumeau Trio
Jacksons' Lane Theatre, London

Elegy (2001)
for String Octet
duration: 8' 44"
First performance 13th May 2003
Artea and Pavao String Quartets
Purcell Room, London

Action (2002)
for Trumpet and Piano
duration: 7' 30"
Warwick Music
Score cat no TR069
First performance 23rd January 2004
Paul Archibald and Jenny Miles.
Regent Hall, London

Looking at the Magicians (2002)
for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
duration: 9' 25"
First performance 9th February 2003
The Muhlfeld Trio
Jacksons' Lane Theatre, London

String Quartet No.4 (2003)
duration: 21' 32"
First performance 21st September 2004
The Artea String Quartet
Conway Hall, London

Tenebrae (2003)
for Solo Cello, Cor Anglais, Harp and Four Solo Cellos
duration: 14' 30"
First performance 23rd June 2004
Oliver Coates (Solo Cello) and the RAM Ensemble
The David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music

Unseen Images (2003)
for String Trio
duration: 11' 00"
First performance 12th March 2006
Three Members of the Badke String Quartet
Jacksons' Lane Theatre, London

On Soul's Dark Flight (2003)
for String Quartet
duration: 8' 25"
First performance 1st February 2004
The Bingham String Quartet
Jacksons' Lane Theatre, London

To Olympus (2004)
for Solo Flute, Piano and String Quartet
duration: 12' 00"
First performance 1st May 2004
Ensemble MP3
Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh

Shadowscape (2004)
for Clarinet and String Quartet
duration: 12' 30"
First performance 30th January 2005
Ensemble MP3
Jacksons' Lane Theatre, London

Notes from a Time Past (2005)
for Flute, Viola and Piano
duration: 8' 00"
First performance 2nd April 2006
Michael Cox (Flute) Paul Silverthorne (Viola) and Julian Jacobson (Piano)
The David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music

Within the Garden of Memory (2006)
for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano
duration: 6' 10"
First performance 17th March 2007
Ensemble Cymru
Bangor New Music Festival, Wales

A Figure within a Landscape (2006)
for Solo Oboe and Seven Wind Players
duration: 10' 48"
First performance 10th February 2008
Octanphonie
Jacksons' Lane Theatre, London

Three Night Pictures (2006)
for Violin and Piano
duration: 12' 36"
First performance 17th October 2007
Thomas Gould (Violin) and John Reid (Piano)
Rhyl Town Hall, Wales

String Quartet No.5 (2007)
duration: 21.43
First performance November 14th 2010
The Solstice String Quartet
The David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music

Nine Japanese Miniatures (2007)
Soprano and Piano
duration: 8' 00"
First performance 27th February 2011
Charmian Bedford and Richard Shaw
The David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music

More from the Music Box (2008)
Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon
duration: 9' 44"
First performance 19th November 2009
The Canteloube Wind Trio
St. George's Bristol

Elegy, in homage to Morton Feldman (2008)
Solo Viola, 2 Clarinets and Bass Clarinet
duration: 6' 00"
First performance 26th November 2008
Ian Anderson (Viola) and Trilogy
Royal Academy of Music

From the Music Box (2008)
oboe, clarinet and bassoon
duration: 12' 45"
First performance 24th September 2008
The Canteloube Trio
Kelly College, Tavistock, Devon

Even more from the Music Box (2009)
Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon
duration: 8' 30"
First performance 16th October 2010
The Canteloube Wind Trio
Leighton Buzzard Theatre

String Quartet No.7 (2012)
duration: 17 minutes
First performance 24th November 2013
The Carducci String Quartet
The David Josefowitz Recital Hall Royal Academy of Music

One for Two (2013)
Piano Duo
duration: 5' 34''
First performance 23.2.14
Julian Jacobson and Mariko Brown
David Josefowitz Recital Hall RAM


SOLO

Dream Sequence (1971)
for solo flute and tape.
duration: 10' 00"
First performance 1971
Ann Richards.
Cockpit Theatre

Valiano (1976)
for Guitar
duration: 5' 00"
First performance 10th August 1976
Hans Werner Henze's First Festival at Montepulciano, Italy.

Moments in Time (1985)
for Solo Piano.
duration: 15' 00"
First performance 25th November 1985
Yolande Wrigley
Wigmore Hall, London

Three Little Pieces for Solo Viola (1991)
duration: 5' 34"
First performance 13th May 1992
Katie Wilkinson.
Great Hall, Dartington.

Five Portraits from a Greek Play (1997)
for Solo Cello
duration: 7' 00"
First performance 12th July 2002
Clare O'Connell
Chelsea and Wesminster Hospital Arts Festival.

Four Haiku (1999)
for Solo Piano
duration: 3' 00"
First performance 29th October 1999
Junko Kobayashi
The Daiwa Foundation, London

Three Nocturnes (1999)
for Solo Piano
duration: 11' 00"
First performance 21st August 1999
Junko Kobayashi
The Daiwa Foundation, London
Recording: Quartz QTZ 2004

Preludes (2005)
for Solo Piano
duration: 18'00"
First performance 6th October 2008
Junko Kobayashi
Wigmore Hall, London

Paving the Way (2006)
for Solo Viola
duration: 6' 00"
First performance 16th March 2007
Matthew Jones
Bangor New Music Festival, Wales

Punch and Judy (2011)
Piano
duration: 8' 00"
First performance November 27th 2011
Karim Said
The David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music

Two Portraits for Solo Oboe (2011)
duration: 6' 19''
First performance 19th January 2012
Jennie-Lee Keetley
Langtons House Hornchurch


BRASS

Blaze (1974)
for Brass Band
duration: 10' 00"
Chester Music - on hire
First performance 17th June 1982
London Collegiate Brass
Radio 3

Paean (1975)
for Brass Band
duration: 10' 00"
Chester Music - on hire
First performance 20th March 1976
Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Elgar Howarth
Towngate Theatre, Basildon, Essex

The Dark Gods (1986)
for Brass Band.
duration: 10' 00"
First performance 29th November 1986
Redbridge Brass Ensemble - Graham Chambers
St. Gabriel's Church, Wanstead.


CHORAL

Laudamus Te (1979)
for Choir, Brass, Organ and Percussion
3tpt. 2trb. 1 bass. tuba and percussion.
duration: 6' 00"
First performance 15th December 1979
Latymer Choir and Ensemble.
Great Hall, Latymer School, Edmonton, London.

A Psalm of David (1984)
Chorus and Orchestra
duration: 12' 00"
First performance 14th May 1984
The Esterhazy Singers and Orchestra - Peter Broadbent
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

Moving into the Light (1998)
for 12 Female Voices and Percussion
duration: 6' 45"
First performance 24th October 1998
The Curate's Egg.
St. Mary Magdalen's Church, Oxford.

 

  

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