ORCHESTRA AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Mezzo Sop -1/afl.picc.1.1/bcl.1/cbsn - 220.127.116.11. perc. hp.- 18.104.22.168.1
Commissioned by the BBC and premiered by the London Sinfonietta conducted by Oliver Knussen with Jean Rigby (mezzo) at QEH - 16.05.02
"instrumental writing that veers from introspective brooding through expressionist violence to wild, delirious extroversion. "Andrew Clements - The Guardian
Commissioned by the London Sinfonietta for the "State of the Nation" 1999. First performed by the London Sinfonietta conducted by Martyn Brabbins at the QEH - 10.04.99
Ouroboros II (1999) 19'
1/afl.1.1/bcl.1 - 22.214.171.124 - perc.hp.pf - 126.96.36.199.1
Commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society and premiered by the London Sinfonietta conducted by Pierre- Andre Valade at the QEH - 16.04.00
"remarkably well imagined" Andrew Clements - The Guardian
(2003, revised 2004) 13'
188.8.131.52 - 2.1.1 - perc, harp, piano, strings
Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra with additional funds from the Britten-Pears Foundation. Premiered by the LSO conducted by George Benjamin at the Barbican Centre London - 13.2.03. Revised version first performed by the London Sinfonietta conducted by Oliver Knussen at the QEH London - 02.04.04
"an uncommon eloquence of instrumental speech" John Fallas - Classical Source
for chamber ensemble : 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 violins, 2 cellos, double bass
Commissioned by the Purcell School with funds provided by the Vaughan Williams Trust.
Premiered by the Purcell School Contemporary Music Ensemble at the Adrian Boult Hall - 25.06.01
Temporale Distante (Penumbra II)
4fl, 2ob, 4cl, 2 bn, 4 hn, 3 tpt, 3 tmb, tuba, perc, harp, strings
Commissioned by RAI Torino and premiered on in Torino, conducted by Pascal Rophé - 26.02.04
2 Clars, 2 Trpts, 2 Perc., 184.108.40.206
Commissioned by the Ojai Festival, Sue Knussen Commissioning Fund and the London Sinfonietta. First performance by the Ojai Festival Orchestra conducted by Brad Lubman, Ojai, USA - 12.06.05
"music at ease with nature, an accompaniment to the rustling of leaves on a warm late afternoon, and deeply touching." Mark Swed - Los Angeles Times
fl(swanee whistle in G).bcl.perc.gtr.vln.vc.
Bb Clarinet, Viola
Commissioned for Simon Bainbridge's 50th birthday concert.
First performance given by Endymion at St John's Smith Square -27.09.02
Flute, clarinet, piano, vibraphone, viola, cello
Commissioned by the Brighton Festival and premiered by the Composer's Ensemble at St Nicholas Church, Brighton -16.05.98
"..a 6-minute 'chord study' that consistently beguiles the ear.." Colin Anderson - Classical Source
Marble Arch 4.30
Commissioned by Music Past and Present and premiered by Chamber Domaine at Jackson's Lane, London - 20.02.00
For two Bb clars. (2nd doubling Bass) , piano and 1 perc.
Commissioned by the Oxford Contemporary Music Festival. First performance by the OFCM Ensemble conducted by Stefan Asbury at the Jaqueline Du Pre Concert Hall, Oxford - 25.10.97
Commissioned and first performed by the Soyulla Ensemble, House of Hope Presbytarian Church, Minneapolis -25.09.04
Commissioned by the Nash Ensemble. First performance with soloist Gareth Hulse at the Wigmore Hall, London - 22.03.06
"the interplay between all four players was dazzling."
Paul Conway - Independent 27/03/06
1 female voice / 2 males voices / 3 percussion / string trio / amplification
Commissioned and premiered byLondon Contemporary Orchestra
Village Underground, London 27/06/09
Giri kur dab
solo cello + percussion + amplification
Colin Alexander – cello / Jonathan Cole - Percussion
Royal College of Music, London 18/05/12
A Group of Memories
(1990 - 1995) c.10'
First complete performance by the composer at King's College, London - October 1995
(2003) c 4'
Cello and piano Commissioned by the ABRSM
Commissioned and premiered by Robert Keeley at King's College, London - 27.02.02
Commissioned by the Britten Estate Ltd. and premiered by Craig Ogden at the Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh - 28.10.01
Commissioned and premiered by Melinda Maxwell at the RNCM - 16.02.00
Commissioned and premiered by Rolf Hind at Cheltenham Town Hall -01.11.99
First performed by the Vasari Singers at the church of St Simon and St Jude, Milton-under-Wychwood -17.06.00
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
Sopranos/Altos and Organ
Soprano and pianoFirst performance by Cara McHardy (Soprano) accompanied by the composer, Tracy Chadwell Memorial Concert at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama - 19.09.97