An initial selection of works from Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson plus a range of new orchestral , chamber and vocal works as well as new editions of some older compositions.
Also available as a PDF and an MS Excel Spreadsheet.
for chamber orchestra
A reworking of a chaconne from Act II, Scene 2 of Bowden’s opera Sea Change. Commissioned for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
for voice, percussion and tape
An edition for voice, complimenting those already available for oboe d’amore, english horn and viola.
Aria for Rosina’s Ghost, Act 2, final scene for soprano and piano
Aria commissioned by the National Opera Studio. Text and libretto by Cordelia Lynn.
for Malcolm Arnold’s Clarinet Concerto No.2 for clarinet in Bb
Commissioned by Alex Bondonno for the Malcolm Arnold’s concerto for Benny Goodman.
for Anton Heberle’s Concerto in G Major for soprano/descant recorder
Commissioned by ARCO Collaborative for “Alone Together” Written for Jennifer Koh, with text by the composer.
for electric guitar and effects
Graphic score inspired by the Cahiers du Cinema and French Nouvelle Vague films of the 1950s/1960s.
for violin and bassoon
Commissioned and premiered by the Wolftone Duo.
Eric Garner in Memoriam for boys or men’s chorus
In memory of Eric Garner, who died by the hands of the New York city Police on Staten Island in 2014. The only text in this work are the last words spoken by him: “I can’t breathe”. The last work in this work is the word, “Erica”. This is the name of Mr. Garner’s daughter who until her untimely death, fought for justice for her father. This is also a tribute to her.
for string quartet
For string quartet playing percussion instruments commissioned for the Oberlin Dance Collactive/ San Fransisco and the Kronos Quartet.
for three sopranos and ensemble
Settings of the late Nineteenth Century poet expressing intimate feelings and impressions from nature – essentially feelings of love, longing and desire. Conceived as a kind of ritual as in the Kabuki performance tradition.
for solo piano
Premiered in November 2020 at Das Institut Zurich by Martin Christ.
Bent Out of Shape/Speakings
Full of abrupt changes and different moods, this work also makes effective use of the performers voices.
for SATB choir with divisi
A setting of the word alleluia, in three different ways.
for vocal ensemble
The text of this work is a modified form of the first book of John Chapter 1 verse 5.
for alto flute, vibraphone and piano
Commissioned by the 2021 Zwischen Zeiten Symposium in Dresden, Germany, for the Rumanian Trio Contraste. The music is based on the opening Aria of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
for narrator, solo violin and pianoforte
Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) in the English translation by Richard Pantcheff. Written for the English Music Festival at Horsham, West Sussex, December 2020.
for solo marimba
Inspired by the outstanding beauty of Loch Morlich. Composed for the Royal Academy of Music’s 200 PIECES project, and premiered by Ethan Skuodas.
A single-movement piece which depicts an approaching, riotous Bacchanal.
for SATB choir
Settings of Alfred Lord Tennyson, Annette Wynne and Thomas Hardy and something of a tribute to traditional part song repertoire.
a song cycle with monologues for mezzo soprano and piano with optional cello and string quartet
An personal exploration of turning points in Susannah Self’s life as a singer/composer through the prism of a ten-year Jungian analysis.
an opera for mezzo-soprano (or ensemble of singers), alto saxophone, guitar, piano and string orchestra (or string quintet)
Developed out of the composer’s work as a composer and singer in The Garden Venture, a program for new opera at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Linda Catlin Smith
for bass clarinet in Bb
For Heather Roche.
for violin and piano
Composed at the request of the Sabat/Clarke in which the two instruments are conceived as equal but different elements of the same line, two entities traveling the same path, occasionally casting shadows.
for flute and cello
Written at the request of Rohan de Saram. First performed 14th May 2009, by Carin Levine and Rohan de Saram in Tokyo.
for orchestra with soprano
Lila, is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘the play of Nature’. According to Indian philosophy, this is a cyclical process, with energy moving alternately between potential and actual realisation. At the start of each of its 7 section, the double basses provide a pulse like a heartbeat, representing the process of meditation. And from here the first and ensuing stages of exploration, with their particular elemental characteristics, unfold.
for narrator and orchestra
A setting of the first two chapters of the Bhagavada Gita, or Divine Song. written to mark the 70th birthday of maestro Zubin Mehta, to whom it is dedicated. Commissioned by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
for brass band
The original version of Hummingbird was commissioned by Finchley Children’s Music Group in summer 2020. The extra volume and variety of sound offered by the brass instruments, and the translation of body percussion into a percussion section, gives this piece a wider dynamic and emotional range than the original, while preserving its mesmeric repetition and its sinuous themes that hint at the eastern Mediterranean.
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