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April 2021 New Release Round-Up

April brings us a selection of works for ensemble, solo instruments, orchestra and an opera by Aleksandra Vrebalov.

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Gordon Crosse

On The Shoreline

concertante for sopranino recorder and string septet

The Shoreline of the title is the East Coast of Papa Westray in Orkney where I have a cottage right on the edge of the shore and I can hear and see Fulmars, Oyster Catchers, Sanderlings and Seals all moving within the tangle of Sea weed and Flagstone Reefs And a few (very few) human voices passing on the road remind one of the utter peace of the island.


James Erber

Desire Lines

for solo alto flute

A desire path (or desire line) is “an informal path that pedestrians prefer to take to get from one location to another rather than using a sidewalk or other official route”.

The original version of this work is for Kingma System alto flute. It was revised in March 2021 , as Version (b), which is playable on standard alto flute. Please select your required version above when ordering.


Rob Fokkens

Lavernock Loops

for mixed octet


Vic Hoyland


for flute and piano


Piano Sonata

for solo piano


Kevin Malone

Songs of Perished Love

Songs of Perished Love

Songs of Perished Love was started in 1979 at the request of singer Karen Braunstein who gave me an assortment of poems while I lived in Boston, Massachusetts. The initial musical setting was first performed by mezzo-soprano Jenny Miller and clarinetist Carol Robinson at the Fondation des États-Unis, Paris on 7 May 1981 during my year’s residency as a Fulbright Fellow. Forty years later, I revised and completed the songs in Manchester, England: an eye-opening glimpse into a distant, apprehensive life.


Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

Rotations III

for bass clarinet and trumpet

This work is the third in my Rotations series, in which I combine the forces of fully composed music with elements of improvisation. It was premiered in November 2017 in Biel Switzerland.


Richard Pantcheff

The ‘Alderney’ Evening Canticles (version for unison voices)

for unison/solo voices and organ

Opus 12. Commissioned for the Choir of St. Anne’s Church, Alderney, Channel Islands. Nunc Dimittis premiered by them in August 1998.

First complete performance was by the Choir of St. George’s Anglican Church, Johannesburg, South Africa, on 27th March 2010.


Veni Sancte Spiritus (version for soprano, viola and organ)

for soprano solo, viola and organ

Arrangement of Opus 21, for Soprano, Viola, and Organ. Premiered in the Anglican Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George, Grahamstown, South Africa, in October 2014 as part of the 140th anniversary celebrations of the Diocesan School for Girls.


Lynne Plowman


for solo horn in F


Escape Route

for solo violin


Glass Ceiling (saxophone version)

for solo soprano or alto saxophone



for solo harp


Open Air

for solo trumpet in Bb


Linda Catlin-Smith

Music for John Cage

for solo piano

Music for John Cage was written for the final edition of Impulse Magazine, which featured one-word works by artists in a variety of media. The work uses only the notes C,A,G,E (and C#,A#, G#, E#).


Naresh Sohal

Three Songs from Gitanjali

for soprano, string quartet and tabla

Three poems in Bengali from ‘Gitanjali’ by Tagore. The text for the soprano is transcribed in the Roman alphabet, to assist performers who are not fluent in Bengali. English translations are included.


Aleksandra Vrebalov


for four chanters, mixed choir, four trumpets, two sets of tubular bells and two organs

Adapted and arranged for Kronos Quartet and Monk Hierotheos. World premiere on YouTube on April 14, 2020 by Kronos Quartet and Monk Hierotheos from home isolation due to the pandemic. Audio mix and video edit of 5 personal recordings made on phones done by Jovan Shpira Obradovic.


Cosmic Love III

version for Western chamber ensemble

Written for the Forbidden City Orchestra. Western instruments arrangement for Novosadski Kvintet.


Love Loops

for marimba, piano and double bass

Commissioned by Else, If Else.


praying for love

for soprano, shakuhachi and piano trio

Commissioned by Kyo-shin-An Arts, NYC, premiere December 2020, NYC.



for organ solo

Commissioned for the 200th Anniversary of the Royal Academy of Music, premiere at the RAM, London by Charles Maxtone-Smith, March 19, 2021.



for wind quintet and piano


The Knock

an opera

Music by Aleksandra Vrebalov.

Libretto by Deborah Brevoort.

Commissioned by the Glimmerglass Opera Festival.A group of military wives, whose husbands are fighting in Fallujah, gather together because of rumors about a possible incident on the war front. As the women await word about what has taken place, a young Army officer drives across the western plains to deliver them the news. A one-act opera for three soloists and a chorus, The Knock takes the audience into the lives of America’s military spouses, a group not yet seen on the opera stage.


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