This month we bring you a first batch of works from our latest signing Mary Bellamy, dramatic works from Paul Alan Barker and a range of solo and chamber works as well as choral offerings.
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Five Toccatas for organ
Premiered by Timothy Ravalde, the title of this collection comes from Hail! Bright Cecilia – Nicholas Brady’s text for Henry Purcell’s Ode to St Cecilia.
Paul Alan Barker
for orchestra, five actors and dancer
Designed for young audiences of all ages and related to works such as Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf or Every Good Boy Deserves Favour by Stoppard and Previn
for cello, amplified ensemble and a chamber opera after Sei Shonagan
A true tale from ancient Japan, after The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagan, commissioned by the London International Opera Festival
for solo amplified cello
Written for and premiered by Séverine Ballon. Commissioned by the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello and percussion plus Harry Partch instruments
Written for Ensemble Musikfabrik. Premiere: Studio des Ensemble Musikfabrik, Cologne 2020.
for piano quintet
Written for the Bozzini Quartet and Philip Thomas.
for bass flute
Written for and first performed by Richard Craig, at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
for solo cello
Written for and premiered by Séverine Ballon at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
three pieces for clarinet and cello in an arrangement for soprano saxophone and cello
A companion piece to ‘Midnight Closes’, Bray’s song cycle for soprano and piano, taking inspiration from Thomas Hardy poems.
for four electric guitars
Commissioned by Krock with funds from the Swedish Arts Council.
three madrigals for five singers (SSATB)
Three madrigals which may also be performed separately, dedicated to James Weeks
for flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello
Commissioned by the London Ear Festival for the London Sinfonietta.
for solo woodwind instrument and square-wave pulses
Commissioned by Christopher Redgate; premiered by him, Dartmouth College, USA.
Commissioned by Philip Thomas with funds from the Britten-Pears Foundation; premiered by Philip at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
for choir (SATB)
Seven anthems for Advent, setting Latin and Early English texts; dedicated to Lisa Colton and Edward Wickham.
for five musicians
Commissioned by the Transit Festival; premiered by Apartment House, Leuven
For John Snijders and premiered by him on BBC Radio 3
for violin, cello and piano
Commissioned by the Fidelio Trio, the title comes from James Fenton’s poem, ‘Wind’: ‘This is the wind, the wind in a field of corn’.
for solo violin
For Mark Menzies on his half century.
for vocal ensemble/chamber choir
Latin text ‘deconstructed’ to perform a kind of meditative exegesis
for soprano, flute (or violin), viola and cello
A contemporary translation of a medieval rondeau inspired by Hildegard of Bingen.
for voice and guitar
A pair of songs first performed by Gina Fergione and Brian Inglis.
Reflections, Dances and Fantasias a flexible suite for unaccompanied cello
A flexible suite designed to encourage the cellist to create and invent their own selection of music, combining the notated music with improvised moments, and offering an invitation to shape, reorder and invent new ideas around the given music of the score.
for Yamaha SY-77 or SY-99 synthesizer and tape
An exploration of the sonic capabilities of the Yamaha SY-77 with concréte tape part.
for bass flute, viola and guitar (6 & 12-string)
An exploration of microtonal differentiations in relation to different tunings of the guitar and the viola reinforced by the timbral flexibility of the bass flute. Commissioned by Das Neue Kammertrio
self-contained triptych of three earlier cadenzas, unfolding in gradual tonal evolution and celebrating the joy of improvisation.
for piano solo
Fast, rhythmic piece, interspersed with glimpses of more meditative music inspired by a visit to the famous Chicago Blues club 100 South Wabash.
Symphony No.2 for mezzo-soprano and orchestra
Inspired by the autobiography of Carl Jung of the same name. Find out more in this post by Susannah Self.
‘As the sea-tide flows’ for solo piano
Cornish-inspired Commission by Truro Three Arts in remembrance of Lorna Blewett.
for unaccompanied mixed choir
Setting of a poem by Penzance-born poet, chemist and inventor Humphrey Davy commissioned by my father Nicholas Stephens for Camerata Kernow and their director Nigel Wicken.
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