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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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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


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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