The new year brings a new CE composer Catherine Kontz, Richard Baker’s BBC Symphony Orchestra Commission, a set of organ works from Martin Bussey, a second batch of Naresh Sohal pieces and several newly edited Marc Yeats works including a new 20 minute orchestral work. Also, new editions from Prach Boondiskulchok, Philip Cashian, Odaline de la Martinez, Christopher Fox, Brian Inglis and Lynne Plowman.
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BBC Symphony Orchestra commission exploring complex questions arising from the the song ‘Que Sera Sera’ and the Hitchcock film in which Doris Day performed it.
for SATB choir a cappella
Setting of contemplative extracts from Rabbi Tarfon’s teachings in Pirkei Avot in both English and Hebrew.
A musical reflection on a fourteenth century text which meditates on symbolic elements of the Passion narrative.
movement one of Border Studies for organ
First of three studies for organ inspired by a visit to the Scottish Borders, each reflecting the character of one of the great ruined Scottish Scottish Abbeys as well as focusing on a particular aspect of organ technique.
movement two of Border Studies for organ
Second of three studies for organ inspired by a visit to the Scottish Borders, each reflecting the character of one of the great ruined Scottish Scottish Abbeys as well as focusing on a particular aspect of organ technique.
movement three of Border Studies for organ
Third of three studies for organ inspired by a visit to the Scottish Borders, each reflecting the character of one of the great ruined Scottish Scottish Abbeys as well as focusing on a particular aspect of organ technique.
Inspired by the memorable line from T.S.Eliot’s Journey of the Magi and written for organist Tom Bell who has performed the piece widely and recorded on the organ of Blackburn Cathedral.
diptych for organ duet after William Blake
Organ duo composed for Tom Bell and Richard Braisier inspired by William Blake’s prophetic books.
for chamber ensemble
Inspired by Italo Calvino’s short story The Cloven Viscount, commissioned by sound and Red Note Ensemble for soundfestival.
Odaline de la Martinez
for solo violin
In three movements, the first a fiery and quite rubato, the second a Cuban moto perpetuo, the very tender third employing the violin as a harmonic instrument.
for voice and piano
Settings of Kurt Schwitters (in English) composed for Amanda Crawley during the composer’s DAAD Berlin Kunstlerprogramm residency and recorded for Métier by Crawley and Ian Pace.
Written for the Alkan Society in tribute to Alkan’s Op.63 Esquisses (“Sketches).
for piano four hands
Duet based on (and including!) a children’s hand clapping game, commissioned by Arzu & Gamze Kirtil.
for eight voices
Setting of a work originally composed for soprano and tape, commissioned by Juliet Fraser.
for grand piano and bicycle
Composed in collaboration with her daughter Emmylou Växby and first performed in a private concert at the residence of Tommy Kontz.
Commissioned by Solistes Européens Luxembourg and exploring themes of societal positions of women, how they have and have not changed over the decades.
a suite for piano
Based on Thomas Mann’s diary of the same name. Commissioned by CID / Fraen an Gender, the premiere performance was interwoven with readings of excerpts from both Thomas Mann’s work and Cervantes’ Don Quixote, however the suite works just as well as a work for solo piano.
for soprano saxophone and harp
Commissioned by Okeanos.
for solo violoncello
Composed at the request of and premiered by Rohan de Saram in 2008
for harmonica and piano
First performed by Jia-yi He (harmonica) and Ling-Zi Chong (piano) in Singapore, 2010.
for harmonica, piano and strings
First performed by Jia-yi He (harmonica), Nate Bartley (violin), Fadlullah Ba’th (violin), Cory Ramey, (viola), Paul Wolfram (cello), Mathew Fieldes (bass) and Manon Hutton-DeWys, at the Library for Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, New York.
for solo violoncello
Written in memory of the composer’s mother.
for solo piano
Commissioned by Helen Reid and Dartington International Festival.
for soprano and piano
Setting of texts from Gitanjali by Tagore, composed for and premiered by Patricia Rozario.
duo for two flutes or two flute solos
A timecode-supported polytemporal composition, one of three iterations, the other two being for solo flute.
trio for oboe, clarinet and bassoon
A timecode-supported polytemporal composition, dedicated to the Gelachter Wind Trio.
trio for flute, clarinet and bassoon
This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition.
for Eb clarinet
One of three iterations of this piece, the others being for Bb clarinet duo and ensemble.
duo for Bb clarinets
One of three iterations of this piece, the others being for solo Eb clarinet and ensemble.
for soprano saxophone and piano
Dedicated to saxophonist Giovanni De Luca.
20-minute work for conductor-less orchestra. “The culmination of spatialization, polytemporal performance and heterogeneous materials make this a music of extremes, of hyper-activity, hyper-density, quicksilver colouristic fluctuations, of perceptually complex sound combinations articulated through demanding, virtuosic instrumental part-writing that requires great technical facility, expressive insight and emotional stamina from performers when mediating its notation and instantiating its sound.” Marc Yeats
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