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Dove, Jonathan
1959 -
© Andrew Palmer
© Andrew Palmer

Stage Works
Choral Works
Vocal Works
Orchestra, Large Ensemble Works
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Stage Works

The Adventures of Pinocchio (2007) 140 min
Opera in Two Acts
Libretto by Alasdair Middleton
2S.Mez.A.Ct-T.2T.Bar.B Soloists—SATB Chorus (including small solo parts)—Dancers
2(II=Picc).2(II=Ca).2(I=Sax.II=B-cl).2(II=Cbsn)—4.3.3.1—Timp—3Perc—Pf( Cel/Kybd)—2Acdn—Mand—Hp—Str(10.8.5.4.3)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7997)
First performance: 21 December 2007, Opera North, Leeds
Commissioned by Opera North and Sadler’s Wells, London

L’Augellino Belverde / The Little Green Swallow (1994) 130 min
Opera in Three Acts
Libretto adapted from Carlo Gozzi
English singing translation by Adam Pollock
3Boy Treb.2S.3Mez.Ct.2T.2Bar.B Soli—0.Picc.1.0—2.1.0.0—Perc—Hp—Pf—Cel—Str (1.0.0.1.1)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7763)
First performance: July 1994, Batignano, Italy — First performance of English version: 2 June 2005, Guildhall School of Music & Drama London, conducted by Dominic Wheeler
Commissioned for the 20th Anniversary of Musica Nel Chiostro

The Enchanted Pig (2006) 120 min
A musical tale
Libretto: Alasdair Middleton
2S.Mez.A.2T.Bar.B-Bar Soli—0.0.0.0—0.0.1.0—Perc—Acdn/Pf—Hp—0.0.0.1.1
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7785)
First performance: 1 December 2006, The Young Vic Theatre, London
Commissioned by The Young Vic

Flight (1998) 135 min
Opera in Three Acts
Libretto: April de Angelis
German singing translation by Ralf Nürnberger
2S.3Mez.Ct.T.2Bar.B Soli—2(I+II=Picc).2(II=Ca).2(II=B-cl).2(II=Cbsn)—2.2.2.1—Timp—3Perc—Pf (Cel)—Hp—Str(min: 8.6.4.4.3)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7511)
First performance: 24 September 1998, Glyndebourne Opera House, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, conducted by David Parry
Commissioned by Glyndebourne
Best Opera - 2006 Helpmann Awards, Australia

Greed (1993) 6 min
A Deadly Sin in Six Minutes
Libretto: April de Angelis
S.Mez.T.B Soli—Pf—(1.1.1.1.0)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7666)
First performance: 13 June 1993, Great Hall, Lincoln’s Inn, London
One of seven works written for outgoing artistic directors of ENO based on the Seven Deadly Sins

The Hackney Chronicles (2001) 50 min
Opera in Four Acts for Children, Soloists, Chorus and Piano
Libretto: Alasdair Middleton
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7612)
First performance: 1 December 2001, Lauriston Primary School Hackney
Commissioned by the Hackney Music Development Trust

Hear Our Voice (2006) 70 min
A Dramatic Cantata for Soprano, Young People’s Voices and Chamber Orchestra (1.1.1.1—1.1.1.1—Perc—Pf—Acdn—Hp—Str)
Music by Jonathan Dove and Matthew King written with young people as part of the Hear Our Voice Project, arranged and orchestrated by Matthew King
Libretto by Tertia Sefton-Green compiled from writing by children of the Holocaust
Performance material available from Peters Edition (EP 7784)
Commissioned by Hackney Music Development Trust, funded by a generous grant from Culture 2000 and the PRS Foundation.
First performance: 15 July 2006, Bloomsbury Theatre London, Peter Selwyn (conductor), Alison Buchanan (soprano), Die Jungen Fürther Streichhölzer Youth Orchestra Nuremberg, Students from Jubilee Primary School - Millfields Primary School - Haggerston School, Hackney London, Labenwolf Gymnasium Nuremberg, Slavíčci Choir Prague

Kwasi & Kwame (2007) 120 min
Opera in Two Acts
Libretto: Arthur Japin based on his novel ‘The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi’
S.2Mez.3T.3Bar.2B Soli—3Boys.1Girl.10 children
1.1.1.1—1.1.1.0—Hp—2Perc—String Quartet.Db
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7795)
First performance: 26 October 2007, Onafhankelijk Toneel / Opera OT, Rotterdam
Commissioned by Onafhankelijk Toneel / Opera OT

Man on the Moon (2006) 50 min
Libretto: Nicholas Wright
3S.2Mez.4T.5Bar Soli—Male Chorus—4 spoken roles—4 mute roles 2(I+II=Picc).2(I=Ca).2.1(Cbsn)—4.3.3.1—2Perc—Hp—Pf(Cel)—Kybd—Str(5.4.3 .2.1)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7856)
First broadcast: 26 December 2006, Channel 4
Commissioned by Channel 4
Opera Special Prize - Rose d’Or Festival for Television Programming 2007
Gold Medal for Excellence in a Performance Film - Park City Film Music Festival 2008

On Spital Fields (2005) 70 min
Community Cantata
Libretto researched and compiled by Alasdair Middleton
S.T Solo—Children’s Choirs—Community Choir—Senior Citizen’s Choir—SATB Choir—Instrumental Ensemble (Cl—Timp—Perc—Pf—Acdn—Hp—Vln.Vla.Vc.Db)—Off-stage instruments: Brass Quintet (2Tpt.Hn.T-tbn.Tba)—2Perc—4Picc
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7744)
Commissioned by the Spitalfields Festival with funds from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to celebrate the life of Christopher Robert Vaughan 1961-1999.
First performance: 22 June 2005, Christ Church Spitalfields, Spitalfields Festival
Royal Philharmonic Society Award 2005; British Composer Award 2006

The Palace in the Sky (2000) 110 min

Community Opera in Two Acts
Libretto: Nick Dear
Actor-S.Mez.T.Bar.B-Bar Soli—Chorus&Orchestra: Continuo Group (Fl, Hn, Perc, Hp, Pf, Vln, Vc, Db) Extra Continuo (3 Fl, String Quartet) Jazz Orchestra (5-6 Tpt, 5 Sax (2A.2T.Bar), 3Tbn, Elec Gtr, Kbd, Kit. Db) Brass Band (2Cnt (I=Eflat), Flg-hn, 3Eflt Hn, 2Bar, 3Tbn, Euph, 2Eflat Tba, 2Bflat Tba, Perc) Saz Ensemble (15 players), African Drums (3-5 drummers on stage) Steel pans (10+ players) Percussion Ensemble (12-15 players)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7604)
First performance: 3 November 2000, Hackney Empire, conducted by Stuart Stratford
Commissioned by the ENO Opera Studio with funds provided by ING Barings and the Baring Foundation

Pig (1992) 14 min
Short Opera in One Act
Libretto: April de Angelis
2S.Bar Soli—1.0.1.0—0.0.0.0—Pf—Hp—Str(1.0.0.1.1)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7665)
First performance: 24 April 1992, Almeida Theatre
Written for ENO Contemporary Opera Studio

Le porte di Bagdad (2003) 35 min
Ballet chanté
Text: Italo Calvino
Mez. Bar Soli— 6 Solo Dancers, Guards and Courtiers—Ob. S-Sax—Theorbo—Perc—Hpd—Str(2.0.1.2.1)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7707)
First performance: 24 July 2003, Batignano, Italy
Composed for Musica Nel Chiostro

Racconti di speranza e desiderio / Tales of Hope and Desire

1. L’altra Euridice / The Other Euridice (2001) 30 min
Opera in One Act
Libretto by the composer after Italo Calvino
English singing translation by Adam Pollock
Bar Solo—0.1.0.S-Sax.0—Hpd—Theorbo—Str(1.1.0.2.1)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7613)
First performance: 9 August 2001, Batignano, Italy — First performance of English version: 12 July 2002, Almeida Opera
Composed for Omar Ebrahim and Musica Nel Chiostro

2. La dama ed il pulitore di Damasco / The Lady and the Sweep from Damascus (2003) 20 min
Opera in One Act — A story from the Arabian Nights
English singing translation by Adam Pollock
Mez.T Soli—Ob—Theorbo—Perc(Crotales – 2 octaves)—Str(0.0.1.2.1)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7706)
First performance: 24 July 2003, Batignano, Italy
Composed for Musica Nel Chiostro

3.An Old Way to Pay New Debts / Un vecchio modo di pagare i nuovi debeti (2006) 30 min
Opera in one act
Libretto by Alasdair Middleton based on Chaucer’s ‘The Shipman’s Tale’
Italian singing translation by Adam Pollock
Mez.T.Bar Soli—Ob.S-Sax—Theorbo—Perc—Hpd—Str(2.0.1.2.1)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7895)
First performance: 28 October 2006
Composed for Adam Pollock

Siren Song (1994) 70 min
Opera in One Act
Libretto: Nick Dear (based on the book by Gordon Honeycombe)
S.2T.Bar.BSoli—Actor—1(Picc).1.1(B-Cl).0—1.0.0.0—Pf(Cel)—Hp—Perc—Str(1 .0.0.1.1)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7989)
First performance: 14 July 1994, Almeida Theatre
Commissioned by the Almeida Theatre

Seven Angels (2010) 30 min
Opera in seven scenes
for soprano, countertenor and harp
Text by Alasdair Middleton
EP72048

Swanhunter (2009) 65 min
Opera in One Act
Libretto: Alasdair Middleton
Horn, Percussion, Drum kit, Accordion, Harp, Violin, Bass
Published by Peters Edition (EP71962 )
First performance: 13November 2009, Grand Theatre, Leeds
Commissioned by Opera North

Tobias and the Angel (1999) 75 min
Church Opera in One Act
Libretto: David Lan
S.2Mez.Ct.2T.2Bar Soli—3-6 Adult Men—Children’s Chorus—Adult Unison Chorus—Adult SATB Chorus—1(Picc).0.1.0—0.0.0.0—Accordion—Perc—Hp—Org—Str(1.0.0.1.1)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7535)
Libretto: EP 7535a
First performance: 7 July 1999, Christ Church, London, Almeida Opera
Commissioned by Almeida Opera and St. Matthew’s Church, Perry Beeches, Birmingham

When she died (2002) 50 min
Opera for television
Libretto: David Harsent
2S.2Mez.T.2Bar.Bass Bar Soli—2(I+II Picc.).2.2.1—2.2.2.1(Cbsn)—Hp—Pf(Cel)—2Perc—Str(2.2.2.2.2)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7962)
Version for staged performance also available (EP 7962)
First broadcast: 25 August 2002, Channel 4
First performance of the version for staged performance: Kammeroper Wien, 29 March 2007
Commissioned by Channel 4 commemorating the 5th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales

Arrangements for Birmingham Opera Company
La Cenerentola (1985), La Boheme (1986), Falstaff (1987), The Magic Flute (1988), Peace (1989), The Ring Saga (1990) - performance material available from Birmingham Opera Company
The Adventures of Vixen Sharp-Ears (1998) - Published by Universal Edition

Choral Works

Bless the Lord, O My Soul (2000) 5 min
SATB Chorus, Organ
Text: Psalm 104
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7608)
First performance: 10 November 2000, Eton College Chapel Choir conducted by Ralph Allwood
Commissioned by Eton College Old Choristers’ Association

Ecce Beatam Lucem (1997) 6 min
SATB Chorus, Organ
Published by Faber Music
First performance: 1997, Eton Choral Courses
Commissioned by Ralph Allwood

The Darkling Thrush (2006) 4 min
SSAATTBB a cappella
Text: Thomas Hardy
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7775)
First performance: 1 July 2006 at the farewell service for Richard Marlow, Director of Music, Trinity College Cambridge
Commissioned by the Trinity College Choir Association

The Far Theatricals of Day (2003) 20 min
SATB Soloists, SATB Chorus, Organ and Brass Quintet
Text: Poems by Emily Dickinson
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7688)
First performance: Claire Seaton, Robert Jones, Ashley Catling, Philip Tebb, Onyx Brass, The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College Cambridge, Benjamin Bayl (Organ) conducted by Nicholas Cleobury, Sounds New Festival at Canterbury Cathedral, 13 March 2003.
Commissioned by The John Armitage Memorial and The Arts Patrons’ Trust in memory of Christopher Whelen, composer/conductor

Gloria (1995) 6 min
SATB Chorus, Congregation, 4 Trumpets, Timpani, Organ
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7935)
First performance: October 1995, Tonbridge School

God Save the Queen (1999) 3 min
Arranged for Soloists, SATB Chorus and Orchestra
STBar Soli—SATB Chorus—3.3.3.3—6.4.3.1—Timp—4Perc—Pf—Hp—Str
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7562)
First performance: 31 December 1999, the Millennium Dome, London with Ruby Turner, Jools Holland, Rosemary Joshua, Dennis O’Neill, Willard White, the Orchestra and Chorus of English National Opera with the Massed Millennium Singers conducted by Paul Daniel
Commissioned by the New Millennium Experience Company Limited to mark the opening of the Millennium Dome

I am the Day (1999) 5 min
A Carol
Unaccompanied SATB Chorus
Text: The legend of St. Christopher; Revelation, 22:16, 13
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7559)
First performance: December 1999, Spitalfields Festival, London, Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Commissioned by the Spitalfields Festival

I will lift up mine eyes 6 min
A setting of Psalm 121
SATB and organ
EP71983
Commissioned by the choir of Exeter College Oxford

In Beauty May I Walk (1998) 3 min
Unaccompanied SATB Chorus
Text: Anon. Translated from the Navajo by Jerome K. Rothenberg
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7637)
First performance: August 1998, Glyndebourne Chorus conducted by Andrew Davis

Into thy hands (1996) 6 min
Unaccompanied SATB Chorus
Published by Faber Music
First performance: September 1996, Pontigny
Salisbury Cathedral Choir

It sounded as if the Streets were running (2006) 8min
Three Songs for Unaccompanied Choir (SSAA)
Poems by Emily Dickinson
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7896)
First performance: 24 March 2007, Farnham Youth Choir, Farnham Festival
Commissioned by Andreas Klatt for Farnham Youth Choir

Köthener Messe (2002) 17 min
SATB Soloists, SATB Chorus, Chamber Ensemble (2 Alto Recorders, Harpsichord, Strings (min. 2.2.1.1.1))
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7658)
First performance: 1 September 2002, Köthener Bach Festtage, Himlische Cantorey and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin conducted by the composer.
Commissioned by Köthener Bach Festtage

Missa Brevis (2009) 12 min
SATB and organ
EP71780
First performance: Commissioned by the Cathedral Organists’ Association for performance during their conference in Wells 13 May 09, first performed by the Choir of Wells Cathedral

Open to me the Gates (1992) 8 min
SATB Chorus— 4Tpt.3Tbn.Tba—Timp—Org
First performance: 13 March 1992, Milton Keynes City Church of Christ Cornerstone
Commissioned for the Dedication of Milton Keynes City Church of Christ Cornerstone in the presence of HM The Queen

Our Revels Now Are Ended (2004) 8 min
For Baritone Solo, Vocal Ensemble or Chorus and Orchestra
Bar Solo—3S.3A.3T.3B—2.2.0.2—2.2.0.0—Perc—Str(min 4.3.2.2.1)
Text: Prospero’s monologue Act IV, Scene 1 from Shakespeare’s The Tempest
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7755)
First performance: 14 August 2004, Batigano, Italy
Composed for the final performance of Musica Nel Chiostro

The Passing of the Year (2000) 20 min
Song Cycle for Double Chorus (SSAATTBB) and Piano
Text: Poems by William Blake, Emily Dickinson, George Peele, Thomas Nash, Alfred Lord Tennyson
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7568)
Version for Double Chorus, 2 Pianos and Percussion also available (EP 7605)
Version for Double Chorus and Orchestra in preparation
First performance: 18 March 2000, Barbican Centre, London Symphony Chorus conducted by Stephen Westrop
Commissioned by the London Symphony Chorus

Riversongs (2010) 15 min
for Children’s Chorus, Clarinet, Horn and Percussion
EP72059a

Run, shepherds, run! (2001) 6 min
Carol for Unaccompanied Chorus and Audience Participation
Text: William Drummond of Hawthornden
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7621)
First performance: 21 December 2001, Spitalfields Festival, City Chamber Choir conducted by Steven Jones
Commissioned by the Spitalfields Festival

The Star Song (2008) 5 min
SATB and organ
Commissioned and first performed by Plymouth Congregational Choir/Philip Brunelle
Text: Robert Herrick

There was a Child (2009) 50 min
Soprano and tenor soloists, Adult Chorus, Children's Chorus and Orchestra
Commissioned by Rosemary Pickering, Norfolk and Norwich Festival, and CBSO
EP 71901 (full score), EP71901A (vocal score)

The Three Kings (2000) 4 min
Carol for Unaccompanied SATB Chorus
Text: Dorothy L. Sayers
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7607)

Three Seaside Postcards (1995) 18 min
I. Wish You Were Here - II. The Sea is Calm - III. Having a Lovely Time
Large Children’s Choir and Symphony Orchestra
Children’s Chorus—2.2.2.2—4.2.2.1—Timp—2Perc—Hp—Str
Text: Traditional
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7731)
First performance of Postcards I and III: 19 July 1995, Symphony Hall, Birmingham, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus and Children from Birmingham Primary Schools, conducted by Simon Halsey, commissioned by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
First performance of full version: 11 March 2004, The Classical Roadshow, Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton, Dorking Halls. Commissioned by the Classical Roadshow

To the Millennium (1999) 4 min
SATB Chorus and Orchestra
Text: Shelley
SATB Chorus—2.2Picc.4.3.3.Cbsn—6.4.3.1—Timp—4Perc—Hp—Str
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7563)
First performance: 31 December 1999, Millennium Dome, London, The Orchestra and Chorus of English National Opera with the Massed Millennium Singers conducted by Paul Daniel
Commissioned by the New Millennium Experience Company Limited to mark the opening of the Millennium Dome

Vast Ocean of Light (2010) 6 min
SATB and organ
Text: Phineas Fletcher
EP 7207
Commissioned by the Musicians Benevolent Fund in the name of Sir Thomas Armstrong. It was first performed at the Festival of St Cecilia Service in Westminster Abbey on 24th November 2010 by the combined choirs of Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral and St Paul’s Cathedral, and under the direction of Robert Quinney.

Wellcome all wonders in one sight! (1990) 4 min
SATB Chorus
Published by Faber Music
First performance: 1990, Salisbury Cathedral

Who Killed Cock Robin (1995) 6 min
SATB Chorus
Published by Faber Music
First performance: September 1995, National Youth Choir of Wales
Commissioned by the National Youth Choir of Wales

Vocal Works

Songs and Arias
Soprano Voice & Piano
EP7898 / ISMN: 979-0-57708-694-1

All the Future Days
Songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano
Text: poems by Ursula Vaughan Williams
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7748)
First performance: 6 June 2004, Hoxton Hall – London, Anne Mason and Jonathan Dove
Commissioned by Gerard Hastings for Anne Mason to sing, in celebration of David Evans’ fortieth birthday

All You Who Sleep Tonight
Mezzo-Soprano and Piano
Text: poems by Vikram Seth
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7689)
First performance: 18 July 1996, Almeida Theatre, Nuala Willis (mezzo-soprano) and Jonathan Dove (piano)


Ariel (1998) 18 min
For Unaccompanied Soprano
Text: William Shakespeare from ‘The Tempest’
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7667)
First performance: 1998, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
Katie Tearle (with choreographer/dancer Clare Whistler)

The Beautifull Cassandra (1997) 17 min
An entertainment for Narrator and Piano
Text: Jane Austen
Published by Peters Edition (EP7639)
First performance: 1997, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (with movement devised and performed by Clare Whistler and Alasdair Middleton)

Cut my Shadow
mezzo-soprano and piano
Text by Federico Garcia Lorca (English translation by Gwynne Edwards)
Duration: c. 9 minutes
EP72161 Performance exclusivity with commissioner until date of world premiere: 20 July 2011
Commissioned by Buddug Verona James, with the kind support of Gwynne Edwards, the PRS Foundation, Swaledale Festival, Gŵyl! The University of Wales Trinity Saint David Arts Festival and Buxton Festival

Five Am’rous Sighs (1997) 10 min
Soprano and Piano
Text: poems by Lady Mary Wortley and Matthew Prior
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7596)
First performance: 1997
Private commission

Minterne (2007) 20 min
A setting for Soprano, Violin and Cello
of original poems written for this occasion by Vikram Seth
Published by Peters Edition (EP 71009)
First performance: 30 August 2007 with Patricia Rozario (soprano), Philippe Honoré (violin) and Steven Isserlis (cello) during a concert to celebrate the 45th anniversary concert season of the Summer Music Society of Dorset, Minterne, Minterne Magna
Commissioned by Veronica Stewart on behalf of the Summer Music Society of Dorset for The Lady Digby to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Summer Music Society of Dorset

My Love is Mine (1997) 3 min
For Unaccompanied Mezzo-Soprano
Text: The Song of Songs
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7720)
First performance: January 1998, a private wedding Nuala Willis

Out of Winter (2003) 20 min
Songs for Tenor and Piano
Text: poems by Robert Tear
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7703)
First performance: 16 December 2003, Robert Tear (tenor) and Jonathan Dove (piano), Hoxton Hall London

Three Tennyson Songs
for bass-baritone and piano
Text by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
1. O Swallow, Swallow
2. Dark House
3. The Sailor-boy
Duration: c.10 minutes
EP72162
Dedicated to Philippe Sly
First performance by Philippe Sly (bass-baritone) and Esther Gonthier (pianist) at McGill University (Montreal Quebec) in April 2011

Orchestra / Large Ensemble

Across the Walls For Brass and Percussion
6Tpt.4Hn.3Tbn.1Euph.2Tba—Timp—Perc
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7737)
Commissioned by The Birmingham Conservatoire, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The Royal College of Music, The Royal Northern College of Music, The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama for an inter-collegiate event held on 21 March 2004 at the Birmingham Conservatoire

Airport Scenes<(2006) 18 min
Orchestral Suite from the Opera ‘Flight’
2(I+II=Picc).2.2.2(II=Cbsn)— 4.3.3.1—Timp—2Perc—Pf—Hp—Str
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7840)
First performance: 7 March 2006, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick Symphony Orchestra, Paul McGrath
Commissioned by the University of Warwick Music Centre

The Crocodiamond (or Rita and the Wolf) (2003) 20 min
For Narrator and Orchestra
Text: Anthony Horowitz
2.2.2.2—2.2.0.0—Timp—Strings (8.6.4.4.2)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7702)
First performance: 16 November 2003, Simon Callow (narrator) with the London Mozart Players, conducted by Andrew Parrott, St. John’s Smith Square London
Commissioned by Nestlé UK for the London Mozart Players

Fairest Isle (1995) 30 seconds
Symphony Orchestra
A celebration of 300 years of British music in 30 seconds based on themes by Henry Purcell
Desc rec—2.2.2.2—4.2.3.1—Timp—Hp—Str
Used as theme tune for “Brian Kay’s Sunday Morning” on BBC Radio 3
Commissioned by the BBC to promote the British Music Year, Purcell’s tercentenary, 1995

Fanfare for a New Theatre (1999) 4 min
4 Hn, 3 Tpt, 3 Tbn, Tba, Timp, 3 Perc
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7550)
First performance: 9 October 1999, Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes City Orchestra, conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton
Commissioned by the Milton Keynes City Orchestra

Fanfares Across the Thames (2000) 4 mins
Two Fanfares for Brass Bands, Wind Band and Percussion
Fanfare I: Two brass bands with percussion — Brass Band 1: 3Hn.3Tpt.3Tbn.Tba—Perc; Brass Band 2: 3Hn.3Tpt.3Tbn.Tba—Perc; Fanfare II: Two brass bands, percussion and wind band — Brass Band 1: 3Hn.3Tpt.3Tbn.3Tba—Brass Band 2: 3Hn(6 players).3Tpt(6 players).3Tbn(6 players).Tba(2 Players)—Wind Band: 2Fl(6 players).2Ob(6 players).2Cl(6 players).2A-sax(4 players).2Bsn(6 players)—Timp—Perc(2 players)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7572)
Version arranged for standard brass band (EP 7709)
3Hn Eb.Flg-hn Bb.8Cnt Bb.S-cnt Eb.Repiano-cnt Bb.2Tbn Bb.B-tbn.2Euph Bb.2Bar-hn Bb.Bass Bb.Bass Eb—Perc(3 players)
First performance: 9 May 2000, Students of the Guildhall School of Music, conducted by Richard Benjafield
Commissioned by the London Millennium Bridge Trust for the opening of the Millennium Bridge

Hojoki (2006) 28 min
An Account of My Hut
Dramatic Cantata for Counter Tenor and Orchestra
Text: adapted from Kamo No Chomei in the translation by Donald Keene
CtSolo—3(III=Picc).3(III=Ca).3(III=B-cl).3(III=Cbsn)—4.3.3.1—Timp—3Per c— Hp—Str(14.12.10.8.6)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7822)
First performance: 29 September 2006, Barbican Centre London, Lawrence Zazzo (counter tenor), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek
Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for the BBC Symphony Orchestra and by Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal(2004) 12 min

In Praise of London (2000) 7 min
Overture for Orchestra
3(III=Pic.).3.3.3.Cbsn—4.3.3.1—Timp—4Perc—Str
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7567)
First performance: 13 March 2000, Barbican Centre, Massed Schools of the Skinners’ Company conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton. Commissioned by Christopher Everett for the Millennium Charity Concert of the Schools of the Worshipful Company of Skinners

The Magic Flute Dances (1999) 19 min
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Fl Solo—2(I+II=Picc).2.2.2—2.2.0.0—Timp—2Perc—Str(min 8.6.4.4.2)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7557)

Version for flute and piano: EP 7561
First performance: 27 February 2000, Milton Keynes Theatre, Emily Beynon (fl), Milton Keynes City Orchestra conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton
Commissioned by Young Concert Artists’ Trust

The Middleham Jewel(2003) 17 min
2 Oboes, Bassoon, Harpsichord, Theorbo and Strings
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7687)
First performance: 25 February 2003, Victoria and Albert Museum London, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Commissioned for The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment by the National Art Collections Fund to celebrate its centenary

Moonlight Revels (2002) 15 min
Concerto for Trumpet, Alto Saxophone and Strings (min 8.6.4.4.2)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7636)
First performance: 11 May 2002, Deborah Calland (trumpet) and Beverley Calland (saxophone) with the Britten Sinfonietta conducted by Nicholas Cleobury at the Church of St. Jude on the Hill, Central Square, London
Commissioned for Deborah and Beverley Calland by the Hampstead and Highbury Festival

The Ringing Isle (1997) 6 min
Symphony Orchestra / Chamber Orchestra / Symphonic Wind Band
Published by Faber Music
First performance: 5 November 1997, Royal Festival Hall, London, London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Ivan Fischer
BT Celebration series commission for ABO 50th anniversary

Run to the Edge (2003) 5 min
For Orchestra
3(II+III=Picc).3.3.3— 4.2.3.1—Timp—3Perc—Str
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7698)
First Performance: 23 July 2003, Shizouka, Japan, London Schools Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Peter Ash
Commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society for the London Schools Symphony Orchestra

Stargazer (2001) 27 min
Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
TbnSolo—3(II+III=Picc).3(III=Ca).3.3(III=Cbsn)—4.3.0.0—Timp—3Perc—Hp—S tr( 16.14.12.10.8)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7609)
First performance: Barbican London, 9 March 2007, Ian Bousfield, London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas
Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra

There was a Child (2009) 50 min
Soprano and tenor soloists, Adult Chorus, Children's Chorus and Orchestra
Commissioned by Rosemary Pickering, Norfolk and Norwich Festival, and CBSO
EP 71901 (full score), EP71901A (vocal score)

Work in Progress (2006) 40 min
Fourteen Site-Visits for Piano and Orchestra with film
Pf Solo—2.2.2.2—2.2.0.0—2Perc—Str(min 8.6.4.4.2)
Optional forces in last movement: Children’s Choir—Folk Orchestra—Jazz Orchestra—Steel pan
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7761)
First performance: 26 January 2005, The Sage Gateshead, Rolf Hind (piano), Northern Sinfonia conducted by Nicholas Kraemer
Commissioned by the North Music Trust to celebrate the opening of The Sage Gateshead

Chamber Works

An Airmail Letter from Mozart (1993) 12 min
2 Horns, String Quartet, Double Bass and Piano
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7883)
First performance: April 1993, Lincoln Center New York, Melvyn Tan (piano), The New Mozart Ensemble
Commissioned by the New Mozart Ensemble

Fairest Isle Fanfare (1995) 1 min
2 Tpt, 4 Hn, 3 Tbn, Tba
Published by BrassWind Publications
First performance: 21 November 1995, Westminster Abbey
Commissioned by the BBC for the Purcell Tercentenary concert

Figures in the Garden (1991) 17 min
Wind Octet based on music from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro
Published by Faber Music
First performance: 1991, Glyndebourne, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

The Magic Flute Dances (1999) 17 min
Flute and Piano
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7561)
Version for flute and orchestra: EP 7557
First performance: 27 February 2000, Milton Keynes Theatre with Emily Beynon (fl), Milton Keynes City Orchestra conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton
Commissioned by Young Concert Artists’ Trust

Music for a Lovelorn Lenanshee (1993) 12 min
Oboe and Piano
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7638)
First performance: January 1994, PLG New Year Series, Purcell Room
Jonathan Kelly and Alison Procter

Niagara (1989) 10 min
Organ
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7630)
First performance: Salisbury Cathedral, 1989, Thomas Trotter
Commissioned by the Salisbury Festival

Out of Time (2001) 16 min
String Quartet
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7614)
First performance: September 2001, Minterne, Dorset, Vanbrugh String Quartet
Commissioned by the Music Summer Society of Dorset and Elizabeth Allsebrook

Piano Quintet (2009)
Published by Peters Edition (EP 71936)
First performance; June 2009, The Schubert Ensemble, Wilton's Music Hall, Spitalfields Festival

Prayer-wheel (2003) 2 min
Cello and Piano
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7652)
Available in: Spectrum for Cello (ABRSM Publishing)

Tuning In (1995) 12 min
Saxophone Quartet
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7570)
First performance: October 1995, St John’s Smith Square, Meridian Saxophone Quartet
Commissioned by the Meridian Saxophone Quartet

 

 

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