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July 2020 New Release Round-Up

This month we bring you a first batch of works from our latest signing Christopher Fox, three ensemble and two works by Ed Bennett and more from Paul Alan Barker, Martin Bussey, Joe Cutler, Jeffrey Holmes, John Palmer, Richard Pantcheff, Emma-Ruth Richards and Colin Riley.

Also available as a PDF and an MS Excel Spreadsheet.

Paul Alan Barker

Departure

Piano & Keyboard, Piano & Keyboard > Solo Piano

Written as a personal response to the early weeks of the lockdown

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Ed Bennett

Belonging

for the Orchestra of the 21st Century

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Song of the Books

for cello, amplified ensemble and electronic sounds

Commissioned with assistance from the PRSF Foundation Composers Fund and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Major Individual Award.

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Song of the Books (Crash Ensemble Version)

for cello, amplified ensemble and electronic sounds

Commissioned with assistance from the PRSF Foundation Composers Fund and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Major Individual Award.

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Waves and Loops

for saxophone quartet

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Martin Bussey

Mary’s Hand

for mezzo-soprano with three instrumentalists

Mary Tudor, first Queen of England to rule in her own right. Premiered by Tete-a-Tete Opera.

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Gloriana

for solo trumpet

based on music from his 2018 chamber vocal work Mary’s Hand, called Mary Pieces

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Jack of Hearts

for solo oboe

based on music from his 2018 chamber vocal work Mary’s Hand, called Mary Pieces

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Soul Song

for solo cello

based on music from his 2018 chamber vocal work Mary’s Hand, called Mary Pieces

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Joe Cutler

Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii

for saxophone and orchestra

a meditation on a story titled Somni-451, which forms part of the novel Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.

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Christopher Fox

1-2-3

for string quartet

Commissioned by the Smith Quartet for Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and dedicated to the memory of Gyorgy Ligeti

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An extraordinary mildness

for vibraphone

Composed for percussionist Claire Edwardes

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From the water

for choir (SATB)

Commissioned by Merton College, Oxford and celebrating St. John the Baptist, to whom the college chapel is dedicated.

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qui/nt/et

for five (or multiples of five) sustaining instruments

Commissioned by the Quiet Music Ensemble and premiered by them in the Aula Maxima, University College Cork

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schwarz-weiss

for 3-9 musicians

written for Trio Scordatura and Ensemble Klang and premiered by Ensemble Klang in Amsterdam

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senza misura

for solo piano

Dedicated to Philip Thomas

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She dreams, she dances

for soprano and piano

Song-cycle to poems by W. B. Yeats for Elizabeth Hilliard and David Bremner, premiered by them in the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

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The Calm of Mountains

for piano

Composed for Florian Steininger and dedicated to him and to the memory of Horațiu Rădulescu.

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The Missouri Harmony

for organ

Composed for Huub ten Hacken and the beautiful organ of Sint Janskathedral, ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. The piece takes its title from a 19th century treatise on the musical practice of the Shakers

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Topophony

for orchestra with/without 1, 2 or 3 improvising soloists

Composed for Ilan Volkov and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and premiered at Tectonics Festival, Glasgow with Rhodri Davies as the soloist

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Jeffrey Holmes

Rökkr [Shadow]

for piano

To Lorenzo Marasso

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John Palmer

Utopia

music theatre for mezzo-soprano, woodwind quartet and electronics

2020 revision commissioned by the Musica Nova Festival Reutlingen

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Richard Pantcheff

Requiem

for SATB choir and organ

Composed for the Choir of St. Michael’s Cathedral, Bridgetown, Barbados, and its Director of Music, John Bryan.

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Emma-Ruth Richards

Secure the Ghosts

aria for soprano

Written for the national opera studio 12:42 commissioning project 2020. Libretto: Nic Chalmers.

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Colin Riley

Eawl-leet

for solo cello

Commissioned by the Royal Academy of Music to commemorate its bicentenary

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