A Woman’s Life and Loves

32 mins

for mezzo-soprano and piano

Texts by Sophie Hannah (b.1971)

Commissioned by Ann Martin-Davis
First performed by Susan Legg (mezzo-soprano)  and Ann Martin-Davis (piano) at the Arnolfini, Bristol on 6 October 2002

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Early Morning Light on Loch Sunart

6 mins

for soprano and clarinet in Bb

Text by Kenneth White (b.1936)

Commissioned by the Warwick Arts Trust for the Composers Ensemble
First performed by Mary Wiegold (soprano) and Duncan Prescott (clarinet) in the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa on 14 July 2002

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Star-Song

5 mins

for mezzo-soprano and piano

Text by Friedrich Rückert (1788-1866)

Commissioned by Katharine Durran
First performed by Alison Wells and Katharine Durran in the Middleton Hall, University of Hull on 6 December 2002

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Sleep Deep

5 mins

for tenor and piano

Text by Eric Fitzwalter Wilkinson (1891-1917)

Commissioned by Richard Lewis
First performed by James Oxley and Caroline Dowdle at the Wigmore Hall, London on 15 June 2003

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Ruined Land

9 mins

for tenor and piano

Text by Richard George Elliott (b.1962)

Commissioned by Hansell Stevenson Solicitors
First performed by Mark Wilde and Edward Bhesania at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Salle on 11 June 1994

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Afternoon Thunderstorm

3 mins

for mezzo-soprano and vibraphone

Text by Richard George Elliott (b.1962)

Written for the Chamber Group of Scotland
First performed by Frances McCafferty and Heather Corbett at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow on 15 May 1994

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French Song

9 mins

for soprano, Bb clarinet and piano

Text by Richard George Elliott (b.1962)

Commissioned by Tapestry (UK)
First performed by Tapestry at Christ Church, Highbury Grove, London on 2 June 1991

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Liadan Laments

7 mins

for soprano and piano

Text: Liadan (7th century Irish) translated by John Montague

First performed by Frances Lynch and Mark Ray at Heathfield School, Ascot on 16 June 1989

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Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen

2 mins

for organ

Commissioned by Merton College, Oxford for William Whitehead’s Orgelbüchlein Project
First performed by William Whitehead at Merton College, Oxford on 31 March 2012

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Piano Sonata

15 mins

for piano

Commissioned by David Wilde
First performed by David Wilde at the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh on 29 May 2008

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Southwark Symphonies

8 mins

for organ

Commissioned by Michael Bonaventure
First performed by Michael Bonaventure at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark on 19 November 2005

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St Asaph Toccata

8 mins

for organ

Commissioned by Symphony Hall, Birmingham, as part of the Bach to the Future Series
First performed by Catherine Ennis at Symphony Hall, Birmingham on 9 February 2004

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September Chorale

duration variable

for piano

Commissioned by Thalia Myers and ABRSM publishing
First performed by Thalia Myers at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario on 31 January 2003

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Toccata/Ground

6 mins

for harpsichord

Commissioned by Steven Devine
First performed by Steven Devine in the Purcell Room, London on 26 September 2001

 

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Carillon for Louise and Nick

4 mins

for organ

Written for the Service of Blessing of the marriage of Louise Jackson and Nicholas Harrhy
First performed by Matthew Steynor at St Peter’s Church, Ash on 28 July 2001

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Forty Bells for Laurence Crane

1 min

for piano

Written to celebrate Laurence Crane’s 40th birthday
First performed by Sarah Walker at the British Music Information Centre, London on 3 April 2001

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Anniversary Duet

2 mins

for piano

Written to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of Giovanna Laurea and Harry Jackson
First performed by Sarah Walker at the British Music Information Centre, London on 3 July 2001

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Rameau Remembered

2 mins

for piano

Commissioned by Stephen Gutman
First performed by Stephen Gutman in the Great Hall, Dartington College on 8 August 1999

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Comeragh Litanies

10 mins

for organ

Commissioned by Rupert Gough
First performed by Rupert Gough at St John’s, Smith Square, London on 4 February 1999

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October Monody

1 min

for piano

Commissioned by Thalia Myers
First performed by Richard Rodney Bennett at the Wigmore Hall, London on 18 May 1999

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