List of Works

(all works except Dance Paragraphs, Seal Songs and Squam Songs published by Peters Edition Ltd.)
Please note: orchestral wind numbers do not specify doublings (alto flute, bass clarinet etc)

Orchestral

Wild Flow (2016)
2222(2nds all d.) 4231 3perc hrp str 20’
Commissioned by the BBC for the 2016 Proms
Premiere: BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall,
21 August 2016, Ulster Orchestra/Rafael Payare

Syzygy (2012)
solo brass quintet, 2222+c 22 1perc str 8-6-4-4-2 18'
Commissioned by Swedish CO and Stockholm Chamber Brass
Premiere: 28 February 2013, Örebro Konserthus Sweden,
Swedish CO/Stockholm Chamber Brass/Paul Watkins

Agricolas (2008)
2222 4231 2perc hrp solo clarinet str 18'
Commissioned by Robert Plane with funds from the Britten-Pears Foundation and Vaughan-Williams Trust
Premiere: 11 September 2008, Vale of Glamorgan Festival in Llandaff Cathedral, Robert Plane (clarinet), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Michal Dworszynski
Recording: Airs, Waters, Delphian 2012 DCD34114


Dogs and Wolves (2005)
2222 4231 3perc hrp str 9’
Commissioned by BBC Radio 3
Premiere: 20 April 2006, City Halls, Glasgow, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins.
Recording: Dogs and Wolves, Metronome 2008 MET 1076


Degrees of Separation (2003-04)
Orchestral piece (from set of pieces for various ensembles) 2222 2200 perc str 12’
Commissioned by The Sage, Gateshead with funds from North Music Trust
Premiere: 18 December 2004, The Sage, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, Northern Sinfonia, conductor Peter Wiegold
Recording: Airs, Waters, Delphian 2012 DCD34114


Cors de chasse (2003)
tpt-solo, trb-solo, 2222 4231 3 perc hrp str 15’
Commissioned by the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Brighton Festival
Premiere: 2 May 2004, Brighton Festival, Håkan Hardenberger (tpt-solo), Jonas Bylund (trb-solo), Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Thierry Fischer
London Premiere: 10 October 2006, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
Recording:Dogs and Wolves, Metronome 2008 MET 1076, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Pierre-André Valade, Mark O’Keefe (tpt), Jonas Bylund (tbne)


Inside Story (1999)
vn-solo, va-solo, 2223 4231 3 perc str 23’
Commissioned by BBC for the 1999 BBC Promenade Concerts.
Premiere: 3 August 1999, BBC Promenade Concerts, Royal Albert Hall, London, Clio Gould (vn), Philip Dukes (va), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins
Recording: Inside Story, Metronome 2002 Met CD 1059


Sound Carvings Without Words (1997)
2222 4231 2 perc str (orchestral suite from Do Not Disturb, 1997)

Drum of the Nåjd (1997)
rec-solo, perc-solo, 2223 2200 str 22’
Commissioned by Northern Sinfonia
Premiere: 3 November 1997, North Wales Conference Centre, Llandudno, Wales, Michala Petri (recs), Evelyn Glennie (perc), Northern Sinfonia, conductor David Haslam


Memorial Cairns (1992)
str [5.4.3.2.1] 7’
(versions for orchestral and ensemble strings)
Commissioned by Ulster Orchestra Society for the Ulster Orchestra Sinfonia with funds provided by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Premiere: 11 December 1992, Guildhall, Derry, Ulster Orchestra Sinfonia, conductor John Finucane
Recording: Sound Carvings, Metronome 1998 Met CD 1029, Scottish Ensemble (version for string ensemble)


Quadruple Elegy (in the time of freedom) (1990)
vn-solo, 2222 2200 perc str [8.8.6.4.3] 25’
Premiere: 16 April 1992, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, Madeleine Mitchell (vn), City of London Chamber Orchestra, conductor Chris Zimmerman
Recording: Inside Story, Metronome 2002 Met CD 1059


Ensemble

Up By The Roots (2016)
piano trio + reader 17’
text: Sinéad Morrissey
Commissioned by Fidelio Trio for PRS for Music
Foundation ‘Beyond Borders’ Tour 2016
Premiere: Sheffield University 3 May 2016,
Fidelio Trio + Sinéad Morrissey

Fictions (2015)
fl+picc+alto, bcl, vn, vc, pf 12’
Commissioned by Stony Brook Contemporary
Chamber Players for the 2016 ‘Premieres Concert’
Premiere: Stony Brook University and
Roulette NYC, on 17, 18 Nov 2016, Stony Brook
Contemporary Chamber Players, cond. Eduardo Leandro


Sound Carvings, Strange Tryst (2014)
improvisation trio (pno, bass, perc) 15'
Commissioned by Moving On Music with funds from the PRS Foundation for Music New Music Biennial 2014
Premiere: The MAC, Belfast as part of Brilliant Corners Festival 31 March 2014, Bourne Davis Kane (trio)


atria (2013)
vc pno 12'
Commissioned by Belfast Music Society (BMS)
Premiere: 21 February 2013, BMS International Chamber Music Festival, Belfast, Paul Watkins (cello), Huw Watkins (piano)


Minnesang (2011)
bcl pf 8’
Commissioned by Sarah Watts with funds provided by the Vaughan Williams Trust
Premiere: 9 March 2011, ArtSpace, Edinburgh by Sarah Watts (bass clarinet) and Antony Clare (piano)
Recording: on Timeless Shades, Cuillin Sound CUILL 1002


Hide In The Attic (2009)
Amateur piano quartet (pno, vn, vn or va , vc) 2’
Premiere: Purcell Room, London 2010, children of Garden Suburb Junior School
Commissioned by Chamber Music 2000


Etruscan Games (2007)
vln vco pno 15’
Commissioned by Gerry Mattock and Beryl Calver-Jones for the Da Vinci Trio
Premiere: 6 March 2008, University of Glasgow
Recording: Airs, Waters, Delphian 2012 DCD34114


Sound Carvings from the Bell Foundry (2006)
2tpt hn tbne tba 17’
Commissioned by Kristiansand Festival and Belfast Festival at Queen’s
Premiere: 26 October 2006, Belfast Festival and Kristiansand, Stockholm Kammarbrass


Tidy Your Room (2005)
Amateur piano quartet (pno, vn, vn or va , vc) 1’ 40”
Premiere: Winchester 2006, students of Winchester College and Peter Symonds School
Commissioned by Chamber Music 2000


Maquette (2005)
Variable ensemble [hi/lo woodwind, hi/lo brass, perc, pf, hi/lo str] 6’
Commissioned by COMA.
Premiere: 18 June 2005, Spitalfields Festival, Christ Church, London, COMA London, conductor Gregory Rose


Degrees of Separation (2003-04)
String ensemble piece (from set of pieces for various ensembles)
33221 multiple strings possible 5’
Commissioned by The Sage, Gateshead with funds from North Music Trust
Premiere: 18 December 2004, The Sage, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, Northern Sinfonia, conductor Peter Wiegold


Degrees of Separation (2003-04)
Wind ensemble piece (from set of pieces for various ensembles)
t-sax solo 2222 2200 1 perc db 8’
Commissioned by The Sage, Gateshead with funds from North Music Trust
Premiere: 18 December 2004, The Sage, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, Northern Sinfonia, conductor Peter Wiegold


Landscape with Portraits (2004)
vn va vc 9’
Commissioned by Chamber Domaine.
Premiere: 4 July 2004, Cheltenham International Festival of Music, Chamber Domaine


Weaver of Grass (2002)
vn va vc db pf 9’
Commissioned by the Brighton International Festival, the Schubert Ensemble Trust and the Steel Foundation
Premiere: 7 May 2003, Brighton International Festival, Schubert Ensemble, London
Premiere: March 2005, Wigmore Hall, London
Recording: Dogs and Wolves, Metronome 2008 MET 1076


A White Room (1999)
Amateur piano quartet (pno, vn, vn or va , vc) 2’
Premiere: Wiltshire Music Centre, 1999
Commissioned by Chamber Music 2000


Litholatry (2001)
Large ensemble
[fl+picc, cl+ecl, ob, bn+cbn, tpt+picc tpt, hn, btrb, perc, hrp, pf, 2 vn, va, vc, db]
10’
Commissioned by Bournemouth Orchestras with funds provided by the David James Trust
Premiere: 30 October 2002, The Lighthouse, Poole, Kokoro Ensemble
overseas premiere: 17 February 2008, Vancouver SO, Vancouver, Canada


Driftwood on Sand (2001)
2 vn va vc 22’
Commissioned by the Londonderry Music Society with funds from the National Lottery
Premiere: 29 March 2001, The Nerve Centre, Derry, Medici String Quartet
Recording:Dogs and Wolves, Metronome 2008 MET 1076, Vanbrugh Quartet


Hall of Mirrors (1998)
Amateur piano quartet (pno, vn, vn or va , vc) 2’
Commissioned by Chamber Music 2000


The Building of Curves (1998) vn va vc pf 12’
Commissioned by the Schubert Ensemble of London with funds provided by the Schubert Ensemble Trust
Premiere: 18 June 1998, Spitalfields Festival, London, Schubert Ensemble of London
Recording: Dogs and Wolves, Metronome 2008 MET 1076


Sound Carvings from the Water’s Edge (1996)
6 vn, 2 va, 2 vc, db 10’
Commissioned by The Highland Festival with funds provided by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Premiere: 31 May 1996, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, Scottish Ensemble
London Premiere: November 1999, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall, London
Recording: Sound Carvings, Metronome 1998 Met CD 1029, Scottish Ensemble

High Citadels (1994)
cl pf 11’
Commissioned by Jörg Vogel with funds provided by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Premiere: 2 September 1994, Meerbusch, Germany, Jörg Vogel (cl)
Recording: Twentieth Century Music for Clarinet and Piano from the British Isles, Kate Romano (cl), Alan Hicks (pf). Metier 1998, MSV CD92013


Sound Carvings from the Ice Wall (1994)
fl+picc, cl+bcl, perc, pf, va, vc, db 17’
Commissioned by BBC Radio 3
Premiere: 19 September 1995, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. Psappha, conductor Christopher Gayford
London Premiere: November 1999, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall, London
Recording: Sound Carvings, Metronome 1998 Met CD 1029


Victory Boogie-Woogie (1993)
pf duo 15’
Commissioned by the Riga Piano Duo with funds provided by the Arts Council of Great Britain
Premiere: Wagnersaal, Riga New Music Centre, Latvia 1993, Riga Piano Duo
UK Premiere: Southbank Centre foyer, London, Riga Piano Duo


The Still Dancers (1992) 2 vn va vc 22’
Commissioned by Britten String Quartet with funds provided by the Arts Council of Great Britain
Premiere: 6 March 1992, St. George’s, Brandon Hill, Bristol, The Britten String Quartet
Recording: Inside Story, Metronome 2002 Met CD 1059, Vanbrugh Quartet


Truth or Consequences (1991)
cl vc pf 16’
Commissioned by Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts with funds provided by British Telecom
Premiere: February 1992, Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts Award Ceremony, Belfast, Sequenza Ensemble
Recording: Sound Carvings, Psappha, Metronome 1998 Met CD 1029


The Erratic Aviator’s Dance (1989)
fl (+d) bongos [dancer - optional] 12’
Premiere: The Dance Place, Washington D.C., USA 1989, Jean DeMart (fl) John Zidar (perc)


O Whistle And I’ll Come To You (1988)
fl (+d) vco 11’
Premiere: Washington D.C., USA 1988, Jean deMart (fl), Deborah Milan (vco)
Recording: Making a Song and Dance, Neuma Records 1998 450-97, Elizabeth Bennett (fl), John O’Kane (vco)


Sound Carvings from Rano Raraku (1988 rev. 1992)
fl perc pf db 18’
Commissioned by Newry and Mourne Arts Centre with funds provided by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Premiere: 28 May 1988, Newry, Co. Down, Martin Feinstein Ensemble
Recording: Sound Carvings Metronome 1998 Met CD 1029, Psappha


How Should I Your True Love Know? (1984)
fl cl perc pf gtr va vc 7’
Premiere: Musica Nova, Glasgow 1984, Elsinore Players


Dance Paragraphs (1983)
cl+bcl, pf 8’
Contemporary Music Centre Editions / CMC 3101
Commissioned by Richard Hosford.
Premiere: 10 January 1984, Park Lane Group Young Artists Series, Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London, Richard Hosford (cl+bcl), Eoh Ean Mei (pf)



Solo Instrumental

Love On The Escalator (2016)
piano solo 4’
Commissioned by William Howard
for his ‘Love Songs’ project
Premiere: TBC

Balcony Scenes (2014)
vn solo 14'
Commissioned by Fenella Humphreys for her 'Bach To The Future' project
Premiere: The Maltings, Snape, 10 September 2014,
Fenella Humphreys (violin)


Piani, Latebre (2010)
pf 14’
Commissioned by Landmark Chambers for William Howard
Premiere: 17 June 2010, Spitalfields Festival, London, William Howard (pf)


Basho (1996)
pf 6’
Premiere: 12 December 1997, Salle Cortot, Paris, France, Herbert du Plessis (pf)
Recording: Airs, Waters, Delphian 2012 DCD34114

Let’s Dance (1996)
perc solo (tuned/untuned) 6’
Commissioned by Daniella Ganeva
Premiere: DeLaWarr Pavilion, Bexhill, England October 1996, Daniella Ganeva (percussion)


Airs, Waters and Floating Islands (1995)
pf 10’
Commissioned by The Holst Foundation
Premiere: 15 February 1996, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, England, Susan Tomes (pf)
Recording: Airs, Waters, Delphian 2012 DCD34114


Takla Makan (1995)
mba solo 12’
Commissioned by Cheltenham International Festival with funds from South West Arts
Premiere: July 1995, Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham, England, Evelyn Glennie (marimba)
London Premiere: January 1997, PLG Young Artists’ Series, Purcell Room, Colin Boyle (marimba)


Camera Obscura (1994)
prepared pf 10’
Commissioned by Philip Mead with funds from South West Arts
Premiere: 1995, University of Bath, Philip Mead (prepared piano)


Squam Songs (1988)
cl (in A) solo 8’
Premiere: August 1988, New Hampshire Composers Conference, USA, Jane Knox (clarinet)


Das Leonora Notenbuch (1988)
pf 14’
Commissioned by Buxton Festival for William Howard with funds provided by North West
Arts
Premiere: 12 July 1988, Buxton Festival, England, William Howard (pf)

Seal Songs (1986)
fl solo 9’
Premiere: Harty Room, Belfast, 1986, Sinead Frame (flute)

Improvise! Improvise! (1985)
gtr solo 9’
Premiere: October 1985, Belfast Festival at Queen’s, Belfast, Brian O’Doherty (guitar)



Vocal and Choral

Two Madrigals and a Motet (2015)
ST(or A)TTBarB (6 soli) 12’
Texts: Petrarca (2 Madrigals), Biblical (Motet)
Commissioned by Singer Pur Ensemble, Germany
Premiere: TBC


Philautia (2014)
SSA (3 soli) 3’
Text: Cheryl Moskowitz
Commissioned by South Bank Centre for
Juice at 2014 ‘Love Songs’ Festival, SBC, London
Premiere: Cardiff autumn 2014, Juice Vocal
Ensemble


Isabella's Banquet (2010)
SSAATTBB vocal ensemble (various combinations) 18' (total duration)
Commissioned by Beryl Calver-Jones and Gerry Mattock
Premiere: National Chamber Choir of Ireland cond. Paul Hillier (selected pieces), Dublin and Waterford, April 2012
Text: from Mrs Isabella Beeton's Book of Household Management (1861)


Four Delays (2007)
new version for clarinet and mezzo-soprano 5’
Premiere: February 2007, University of Durham, Alison Wells (mezzo), Ian Mitchell (clarinet)
Recording: Moments and Days, UH Recordings 2009 020011018


Inventing You (2005)
ct-solo, 2 t-solo, bar-solo + pno 5’
Text: Kevin Ireland
Commissioned by Karl Renner
Private Premiere: 17 September 2005


The Pear Tree of Nicostratus (2001)
ct-solo, 2 t-solo, b-solo, str 18’
Text: Piers Hellawell after Boccaccio
Commissioned by Kaustinen Chamber Music Days, Finland
Premiere: 29 January 2002, Folk Arts Centre, Kaustinen, Finland, Hilliard Ensemble/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Juha Kangas


Do Not Disturb (1997)
ssaa, 2222 4230 2 perc str 12’
Text: Thomas A Clark
Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra
Premiere: 6 May 1997, Barbican Hall, London. Finchley Children’s Music Group, London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sir Colin Davis


Four Delays (1997)
rec mezzo-s 5’
Text: Four Delays by Thomas A Clark
Commissioned for 70th Birthday of Sir John Manduell
Premiere: Nov 1997, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Alison Wells (mezzo), John Turner (recorders)


Quem Quaeritis (1995 rev. 1998)
s-solo, cl, bcl, va, vc, db 8’
Text: Sacred
Commissioned by Sinfonia 21
Premiere: 22 August 1995, Old Stones New Fires Festival, Michelham Priory, England, Alison Wells (S-solo), Sinfonia 21, conductor Martyn Brabbins


The Hilliard Songbook (1995)
Volume 1 and 2
various small vocal ensembles
Text: Nicholas Hilliard
Commissioned by the 1995 Hilliard Summer Festival
Premiere: 12 August 1995, Emmanuel Reformed Church, Cambridge, England
Recording: A Hilliard Songbook, The Hilliard Ensemble, ECM 1996 New Series 1614/15 453 259-2


River and Shadow (1993)
ct-solo, 2 t-solo, b-solo 15’
Texts: John Donne, Guillaume Apollinaire
Commissioned by the Hilliard Ensemble with funds provided by the Arts Council of Great Britain
Premiere: 13 June 1993, European City of Culture Celebrations, Antwerp, Hilliard Ensemble


Fatal Harmony (1993)
s-solo 6’
Text: Andrew Marvell
Premiere: 27 April 1995. British Music Information Centre, London, Jane Manning (S-solo)
Recording: CMC Sound Archive


The Fairies (1981)
children’s choir SSAA 5’
Text: William Allingham
Commissioned by Queen’s University Children’s Choir for BBC ‘Let The Peoples Sing’
Premiere: 1982, Whitla Hall, Belfast, Queen’s University Children’s Choir conducted by Margaret Hunter