Worklist

[Orchestra and Large Ensemble]

[Chamber]

[Choral]

[Solo Voice]

[Piano and Keyboard]

[Guitar]

[String Instruments]

[Wind and Brass]

[Variable Instrumentation]

[For Young Musicians]

[Radiophonic]

Orchestra and Large Ensemble

Schizophonia : music for three ensembles in three locations

for 4 solo voices and choir (SATB), wind orchestra, and string orchestra with electric continuo and digital media

Words by Sean Cubitt , Walt Whitman and Esther Dyson

Co-commission from BBCNOW and ILIOS 2002

50 min


Conversations in Colour (with digital artist Joseph Hyde)

music for three ensembles and digital media in three locations

words by Josef Albers, Bridget Riley and Margaret Morgan (after Lucretius)

Commissioned by BBC Wales

25 min


Sounding the Deep

For bass voice and orchestra

Commissioned by Hull Philharmonic Orchestra for the Cultural Olympiad 2012

Bass voice, solo piano, as 3.3.3.3-4.2.3.1-elpno/sampler-solodb-perc1:vibes/marimba

perc2:3susp.cym/2gongs/4hi-drums/claves/maracas/triangle-strings (12,10,8,8,4)

Words by Phil Legard and Nigel Morgan after the book Half Mile Down by William Beebe

30 min


Migrations

Study for orchestra

3.3.3.3-4.2.3.1-elpno-solodb-perc1:vibes/marimba

perc2:3susp.cym/2gongs/4hi-drums/claves/maracas/triangle-strings (12,10,8,8,4)

8 min


Concerto No.1

versions for septet, chamber orchestra and full orchestra

2.2.2.2-2.2.3-elpno(opt.elgtr)-solodb-perc1:vibes/marimba

perc2:3susp.cym/2gongs/4hi-drums/claves/maracas/triangle-strings

15-20 min


Concerto No.2

versions for septet, chamber orchestra and full orchestra

2.2.2.2-2.2.3-elpno(opt.elgtr)-solodb-perc1:vibes/marimba

perc2:3susp.cym/2gongs/4hi-drums/claves/maracas/triangle-strings

15-20 min


Concerto No.3

versions for septet, chamber orchestra and full orchestra

2.2.2.2-2.2.3-elpno(opt.elgtr)-solodb-perc1:vibes/marimba

-perc2:BD/3susp.cym/2gongs/5hi-drums/snare/claves/maracas/triangle-strings

15-20 min


Concerto No.4

versions for septet, chamber orchestra and full orchestra (with solo viola)

2.2.2.2-2.2.3-elpno(opt.elgtr)-solodb-perc1:vibes/marimba

-perc2:BD/3susp.cym/2gongs/5hi-drums/snare/claves/maracas/triangle-strings

15-20 min


Concerto No.5

versions for septet, chamber orchestra and full orchestra (with solo percussion)

2.2.2.2-2.2.3-elpno(opt.elgtr)-solodb-perc1:vibes/marimba

-perc2:BD/3susp.cym/2gongs/5hi-drums/snare/claves/maracas/triangle-strings

15-20 min


Metanoia

for variable ensemble

versions available for chamber orchestra and full orchestra

commissioned by Norwich Students Orchestra

20 min


Heartstone 
– for wind, brass, percussion and piano

20 min


La Serenissima – concerto for violin and strings

8 min


Objects of Curiosity I
– for string orchestra

4.4.2.2.1 minimum

a version of the string quartet

Objects of Curiosity (SuperCity)

12 min


Objects of Curiosity II – for double bass and string orchestra

a version of the double bass and piano piece

Objects of Curiosity (The Prisoner)

20 min

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Chamber


Objects of Curiosity (SuperCity)
– string quartet (with digital media)

Commissioned for the Kronos Quartet

9 min

Objects of Curiosity (The Prisoner) – double bass and piano

20 min

Vehemence – quartet for clarinet in Eb, violin, violoncello and piano

25 min

The Arrival of Spring, part 1 – for wind quintet

17 min

Chicago Quartet #1 – for mixed ensemble

24 min


Axioms – saxophone quartet with keyboard, bass and percussion

15-20 min

Le Jardin Sec – string quartet

Commissioned for the Johnston Quartet

7 min


Quintet 
– for piano and winds

12-15 min

Seven Archetypes – for wind quintet

14 min


Fifteen Images (Le Jardin Pluvieux)

Harmony music for wind octet

20 – 45 min


Fifteen Images (Le Jardin Pluvieux) – for tenor instrument and piano

20 – 45 min


Allegories – string quartet

10 min

Imperatives – string quartet

16 min


String Trio – for string trio

5 min


After Hindemith
– for violin, cello and piano

12 min


Treeness – for viola and chamber organ

9 min


Danse Carême
– for viola and piano

8 min


Four Commentaries – for piano and violoncello

10 min

Every Picture Tells a Story – fantasy piece for violoncello and piano

6 min

A World of Miracles: 12 Reflections on Childhood and Memory – for violin and piano

22 min


L’Esquisse d’un Sourire

For violoncello and piano

5 min

Flights – for violin and percussion

12 min

TOUCHED BY MACHINE? A sequence of four chamber works written between 1988 and 1991 exploring computer assisted composition using the tools of the MIDI studio.


DUO – bass trombone and percussion


Commissioned by Eastern Arts Association


10 min


DUO – horn and percussion

Commissioned by Eastern Arts Association


10 min


TRIO 
– violin, clarinet, and piano


Commissioned by Eastern Arts Association


12 min

QUARTET 
– string quartet


Commissioned by the Norwich Triennial Festival


25 min

EDGE 
– for wind quartet


Commissioned for the Woodnotes Quartet


10 min


Music for Sculptures
– 4 players (variable instrumentation of diverse timbres)

Commissioned by Yorkshire Sculpture Park

25 min


Quatuor Des Timbres
– 4 players (variable instrumentation of diverse timbres)

20 min


Eurus 
– septet with improvising musician

15 – 25 min


Seven Magical Preludes
– for percussion sextet

Commissioned for the percussionists of BBCNOW

10 min


Omphalos

keyboard and percussion quartet

4 min


Ricercares 
– for brass sextet

Commissioned for the brass ensemble of Opera North

12 min


Nocturns 
– flute and guitar

15 min

Innocence – flute, bassoon and piano

12 min


Beowulf Music
– guitar and percussion

Commissioned by the National Theatre

20 min


Fragments 
– for soprano sax and piano

Commissioned for Tony Coe

8 min


The Terrain of Inference
– for oboe and vibraphone

5 min


Conversation with Magic Stones
– for solo contrabass instrument and small ensemble

Comissioned by Yorkshire Sculpture Park

10 min

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Choral



Nine Figures on a Hill – Choral Songs for Double Choir (SSAATTBB)

Commissioned for Cantemus Wales

Words by Margaret Morgan

17 minutes


The World Below the Brine – for large chorus (SATB)

Words by Walt Whitman

7 minutes


Five Studies after Josef Albers 
– for choir (SATB) and piano

words by Josef Albers, Bridget Riley and Margaret Morgan (after Lucretius)

15 min


Vocalism 
(from Schizophonia) – for choir (SATB) and electric piano

Words by Walt Whitman

12 minutes


Esther Dyson’s 12 Design Rules (from Schizophonia)
– for choir (SATB) and keyboard,

(with optional double bass and vibraphone)

words by Esther Dyson

10 min


The Present Moment is the Only Real Time – for girls’ voices and electric piano

Commissioned for the Hepworth Centenary by Yorkshire Sculpture Park

with funds from the Worshipful Company of Musicians

Words by Dame Barbara Hepworth

10 min


The Text is a Star – for soloists (ATB), choir (SSATB) and chamber organ

Words by Margaret Morgan (after the sermon preached before King James

on Christmas Day 1622 by Bishop Lancelot Andrewes)

Commissioned for the 400th Anniversary of the consecration as Bishop of Lancelot Andrewes

20-25 minutes


Under Attermire Scar
– for chamber choir (SATB)

words by Nigel Morgan

8 minutes


Study of the Object – for voices (SATB)

15 minutes


A Year of Colour – 12 songs for chamber choir (SATB)

Words by Nigel Morgan

40 minutes


Advent Collects
– choir (SATB)

Commissioned by Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir

Words from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer


Christmas Collects
– choir (SATB) and chamber organ

Words from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer


Gloria à Tre Cori
– voices (SSSAAATTTBBB) and chamber organ

4 min


The Heavens are Telling – Three Spiritual Madrigals for choir (SSATB)

Words from Psalms 8, 18 and 28, reintrepreted by Margaret Morgan

12 min


In Finem Psalmus David
– 4 solo singers (SATB)

Commissioned for Det Norsk Solistkor

7 min


Swallows 
– three equal voices (SSS or TTT)

Words by Kathleen Jamie

7 min


Instantis Adventum Dei
– female voices (SA) and chamber organ

Commissioned for Stanbrook Abbey

4 min


Te Joseph Celebrent – female voices (SA) and chamber organ

5 min


Ut Queant Laxis
– female voices (SA) and chamber organ

5 min


Dominus Possedit Me – solo soprano, choir (SATB) and chamber organ

2 min

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Solo Voice


Stone and Flower – song cycle for mezzo soprano and electric piano

Commissioned for the Hepworth Centenary by Yorkshire Sculpture Park with funds from the Britten Pears Foundation

Words by Kathleen Raine

40 min


The Man with the Golden Key
– 12 songs for baritone voice and piano

Version for tenor voice also available

Words by Margaret Morgan

20 min

Origami Letters – Nine songs for tenor voice and piano/string quartet

Words by Nigel Morgan

20 min

The Wakefield Nativity – A cycle of eleven songs for tenor voice and chamber organ

Words by Nigel Morgan

15 min

Filey Brigg – Solo voice and piano

10 min


Deep Sea Diver

For bass voice and piano

Words by Robert Francis

6 min


Sounding the Deep

For bass baritone and piano

Words by Phil Legard and Nigel Morgan, after William Beebe

20-25 min

Heart of The Rock – a song sequence for mezzo-soprano voice and three musicians

(recital version for mezzo-soprano, flute and piano)

Words by Ray Howard-Jones

20 min


Pleasing Myself – six songs for soprano and piano, after the textile images of Janet Bolton

Words by Nigel Morgan

20 min


Improving Silence – three Quaker texts for soprano voice and guitar

10 min


The Conscience Pure
– three Quaker texts for midwinter, soprano voice and guitar

10 min


Travelling Songs
– for voice and small ensemble (piccolo, alto saxophone, double bass)

Words by Simon Armitage

Commissioned for the Hepworth Centenary by Yorkshire Sculpture Park

with funds from the Worshipful Company of Musicians

10 min


Making a Name – for voice and keyboard

Words by Simon Armitage

Commissioned for the Hepworth Centenary by Yorkshire Sculpture Park

with funds from the Worshipful Company of Musicians

5 min


Many Years and No Turning
– for voice, viola and percussion

Words by Gerry Loose

10 min


Sonnances Book 1
– song cycle for medium voice and piano

Words by Ralph Ullmann

15 min

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Piano and Keyboard


Touching the Distance
– solo piano

15 min


The White Light of Wonder: Scenes from Childhood
– solo piano

Commissioned for the 150th Anniversary of the death of Robert Schumann on 29 July 1856

22 min


Fifteen Images (Le Jardin Pluvieux)
– solo piano

20 – 45 min


Signature Moments (from Sounding the Deep)
– solo piano

20 min


Gifts from the Pavement – solo keyboard (with optional ensemble)

20 – 30 min


The Goethe Triangle
– solo piano

(with optional amplification and processing)

15 min


Tidemarks 
– solo piano

15 min


Rising Falling Hovering
– solo piano

5 min

Toccata – solo piano

5 min


Omphalos

keyboard and percussion quartet

4 min

Seven Nuptial Blessings – piano duet

9 min


Mapping Yorkshire
– two pianists

8 min (or variable duration)


Piece D’Orgue
– for organ

Commissioned for the organists of Wakefield Cathedral

12 minutes


Every Picture Tells a Story
– for amplified harpsichord and digital media

Visual Design by Phil Legard

5 min

Interactions – solo piano (left hand)

Commissioned by Bretton College for Naomi Osuga

10 min


ARRAY: Compass 
– for piano or keyboard with interactive system

Commissioned by Bretton College for Naomi Osuga

10 min


Projects 
– two pianos

Commissioned by the National Conservatoire of Greece

7 min


Migrations 
– for two pianos

8 min


Yu / Enthusiasm
– for piano duo

15-20 min

Chin / Progress – for piano duo

15-20 min

K’un / The Receptive – for piano duo

15-20 min


Forms in Movement
– solo piano

10 min


An Invention for Mr. K
– solo keyboard instrument

7 min


Slonimsky Studies: Set 1
– solo piano

10 min


Rilievo Schiacciato
– four studies for Disklavier

6 minutes

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Guitar


Dreaming Aloud – solo guitar

Commissioned for Alan Thomas

12 min


System Studies
– solo guitar

Commissioned for Julio D’Escrivan

10 min


Sense of Place – four seasons for solo guitar

Commissioned with funds from Arts Council England

35 min


Four Preludes
– for electric guitar and computer-driven synthesisers

Commissioned for Electric Spring @ Huddersfield University

10 min

Continuum with Blues – electric guitar and Active Notation System

Commissioned for Alan Thomas

10 min


Improving Silence – Three Quaker texts for soprano voice and guitar

10 min


The Conscience Pure
– three Quaker texts for midwinter, soprano voice and guitar

10 min

Nocturns – flute and guitar

15 min

Beowulf Music – guitar and percussion

Commissioned by the National Theatre

20 min


Chromium 2 (Alexis Kirke – edited Nigel Morgan) – solo guitar

A collaboration with the composer and mathematician Alexis Kirke

6 minutes

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