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W O R K S

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ORCHESTRA

• Variations on a theme of Orlando Gibbons  (1970) 22’         

   (2+1 2 2 2: 4 3 3 1: Hp: Cel: T: 2P: strings)
 

Two English Idylls  (1976) 10’       

   (1 1 1 1: 1 0 0 0: strings) 
 

Winter Music (1986 ) 20’

   (2 2 2 2: 4 3 3 1: Pf : 3P : strings)

 

Baroque Rituals (1988; revised 2020) 11’

  (2+1 2 2+1 2+1: 4 3 3 1: Pf: T: 3P: strings)

 

Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra  (1992) 20’

  (2/1 2 2 2: 2 2 0 0: 1P: Marimba: strings)

 

Capriccio (1995) 16’

  (2+2 3+1 3+1 3+1: 4 4 4 2: Hp: Pf/Cel: T: 4P: strings)

 

All Blether (2001; revised 2020) 7’

  (2+1 2 2+1 2+1: 4 3 3 1: T 2P: Hp: strings)

 

Sorella; Concerto for Oboe and small orchestra (2002) 22’

  (1 0 2 1:1 1 1 0: Oboe: strings)

 

Auld Nick’s Dance Tunes Vol. 6 (2008) 10’

  (Flute and string orch)

 

• That Blessed Wood; Bassoon Concerto (2010) 26'         

  (1+1 1+1 1+1 1+1: 2 2 0 0: 1P: Guitar: Strings)

 

Kaspar Hauser Suite  (2012) 25’

  (2 0 1+1 1: 1110: Pf: 2 vln vla vcl cb)

 

Muckle Flugga (2014) 16’

  (2+1 2+1 2+1 2+1: 4 3 3 1: T 3 Perc: Strings

 

Intrada; String Orchestra (2015) 10’

 

3 Pieces for Organ by Jehan Alain; Transcription (2015 ) 14’

  (2+1 2 2 2+1: 4 3 3 1: T 2P: Hp: Strings)

 

The Dark Descending (2018) 8’

  (2+1 2+1 2+1 2+1: 0 2 3 1: Hp: Strings)

 

Perchance to Dream  (2019) 14’

  (1+1 2 2 2: 2 2 0 0: 1P: strings)

Rapscallion; Concerto for Clarinet & Wind Orchestra (2020) 15'

  (2+1.1+1.3+2.2+1: 4.3.3.2: T. P Solo in Bb & Eb)

 

Quirk; Rondo for Piano and Orchestra  (2020) 12'    

  (2/1,2,2,2: 4,3,3,0: T, 2P: Pf solo: Strings)

 

 

CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA

 

• A Book of Angels (2006) 47’

  Soprano & Baritone soli, children’s choir, SATB chorus & orchestra 
  (2+1 0 2+1 2+1: 2 2 2 0: 2P: strings)

 

Cantemus Igitur (2019) 11’

  (2 2 2 2: 2 2 0 0: SATB; strings)

 

 

BRASS BAND

 

• Muckle Flugga (2013) 16’

 

 

OPERA

 

Kaspar Hauser, Child of Europe; opera in 14 scenes (2007) 90’

  (2 fl{one doubling picc}, clt, bass clt, Fag, doubling C Fag, Hrn, tpt, trom.
   Piano/hpschord. 2 vlns, vla, cello, DB)

 

 

CHAMBER

 

• Serenata Piccola (1983; revised 2020) 10’

  (Fl/picc/alto fl: Harp: Vln, vla, vcl)

 

Cinderella (1990) 11’

  (Wind Quintet, Piano, Narrator)

 

Sorceries, Charms and Spells (1990) 9’

  (2 Clt: 2 Fag: 2 Hrn)

 

Giochi Di Sospiri (1992) 10’

  (2 Tpt : Hrn : Trom : Tuba)

 

Symmetric Dancers: String Quartet No. 1 (1993) 14’

Four Ways to Play Reels  (1997) 7’

  (Fl/Alt.Fl/Picc: Ob/CorA: Clt/Bass Clt: Hrn: Fag)

All Blether (1999) 6’

  (4 players at 2 Pianos)

Beastly Tales: 8 poems by Vikram Seth (2001) 80’

  (Narrator, Fl, Clt, Fag, Hrn, Vln, Cb)

Phaethon’s Dancing Lesson (2002) 13’

  (Piano Trio No.2)

 

Night’s Music (2004) 10’

  (Fl/Picc, B.Clt, Marimba, Pf, Vln, CB)

 

Elegy for The Black Bitch (2004) 7’

  (Brass Quintet)

 

Behemoths (2006) 8’

  (Picc/Fl: Picc/Fl/Alto Fl: 2 Clts: B.Clt: Fag:

  C.Fag: 3 Tpts: 3 Trom: Tuba: B.D.)

 

Fl(ut)ing (2007) 4’

  (2 Fl, Alto fl, Bass Fl)

 

160 Fingers (2008) 9’

  (16 pianists at 8 pianos)

 

A Box of Chatter (2009) 12’

  (Wind Quartet)

 

Dance, MacAber! (2009) 11’

  (Fl/picc, Clt, Fag, Piano)

 

Dance MacAber! for larger ensemble (2010) 11’

  (Fl/picc, Clt, Bass Clt, Fag, Hrn, Tpt, Trom, Perc (1), Pf, Vln, Vcl, Cb)

 

Tallis' Light (2011) 11’

  (Brass quintet & Organ)

 

Elegy (2012) 6’

  (Oboe & string quartet)

 

Duelogue (2014) 6’

  (Four Hands 2 Pianos)

 

Di Tre Re e Io (2015) 18’

  (Clarinet, viola & piano)

Three Faces in The Crowd: Piano Trio No. 3 (2017) 17’

 

Trio Notturno (2017) 17’

  (Flute, viola & harp)

 

String Quartet No. 2: Quartetto da Requiem  (2017) 23’

 

Partita Handeliana (2020) 15’

  (Fl, Clt, Fag, Tpt, Trom, Pf, Vln, Vla, Vcl)

 

 

SOLO/DUO

 

Toccata [organ] (1976) 11’

 

Clarinet Sonatina clarinet and piano] (1979) 9’

 

Violin Sonata [violin and piano] (1981) 15’

 

Moduli [piano] (1985) 10’

 

Three Pieces [organ] (1987) 11’

 

Five Bagatelles [violin and piano] (1990) 8’

 

Cello Sonata [cello and piano] (1991) 14’

 

Piano Sonata (1991) 20’ 

 

A Little Slight Music [piano] (1996) 6’

 

Three Studies for the one in the middle [piano] (1998) 6’

 

Lament [violin and piano] (1999) 8’

 

Capriccio on the anniversary of a beloved master [piano] (2000) 5’

 

Auld Nick’s Dance tunes Volume 6 [flute and harp/piano] (2001) 10’

 

Reeling [piano] (2001) 4’

 

Beelzebub Dances [tuba and piano] (2003) 11’

 

The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn [piano] (2003) 3’

 

Lullabies For Daft Jamie [guitar] (2003) 8’

Arrivals and Departures [piano] (2008) 10’

 

Touch [solo flute] (2008) 5’

 

Corrente [piano] (2009) 4’

 

Such Sweet Sorrow [solo viola] (2009) 6’

 

Tatty's Dance [piano] (2010) 3’

 

Partita a Quattro [guitar] (2011) 14’

Sin-Eater [tenor trombone and piano] (2011) 7’

 

Burble [Solo clarinet] (2012) 7’

 

Dramatis Personae [clarinet and piano] (2012) 12’

 

5 [Solo piano] (2013) 5’

 

Piccola Serenata Notturna [piano] (2015) 2’

 

Baloue {lullaby} [solo cello] (2015) 3’

 

Duelogue [2 Pianos, 4 Hands] (2015) 5’

 

Six T(ok)ens [piano] (2016) 6’

 

Baloue & Elagie: Two Pieces for solo violin (2016) 9’

 

Music from the High Wood [oboe and piano] (2016) 6’

 

Et voila [one or more violas] (2016) 5’

 

Scarlattiana [piano] (2017) 18’

 

Autumn Music [cello and piano] (2018) 12’

 

Baloue [version for solo viola] (2020) 4’

 

A Little White Music [piano] (2020) 7’

 

 

 

VOCAL/CHORAL

 

Vigils [soprano, clarinet and piano] (1971) 20’

 

Two English Idylls [SSAATTBB] (1976) 8’

 

Mine Host – A Cantata for Christmas (1978) 12’

  (Narrator: SATB Chorus: 4Tpt, 3 Trom, Org, Hp, 1P)

 

Passion Canticles [SATB and organ] (1981) 10’

Images of Night [SATB div.] (1983) 16’

 

Two Love Lyrics [counter-tenor and lute] (1984) 5’

 

A Year’s Carols [SSATB and organ] (1985) 19’

 

Four Greek Love Songs [soprano and violin] (1985) 9’

 

Prex Lausque [SATB and piano duet] (1985) 8’

 

Three Scots Songs [SATB] (1986)         7’

 

Wild Nights (1989) 20’

  (SA div., 2Fl, CorA., 2 string quartets, Cb)

 

Lord Lundy [counter-tenor, baritone and piano] (1990) 6’

 

Windsongs [SATB with string orchestra or piano] (1996) 12’

 

3 New Scots Songs [baritone and piano] (2003) 7’

Ceremony After A Fire-Raid [soprano and trumpet] (2004) 13’

  

6 Burns Songs  [baritone or tenor and piano] (2006) 12’

 

A Handful of Leaves  [mezzo-soprano, flute & piano] (2008) 16’

 

His Name is Time (2011) 15’

  (SATB div and cello)

 

Les Deux Adieux De Marie (2011) 7’

  (SSAATTBB)

From Golden Morning To Blackest Night (2012) 15’

  (tenor and guitar)

 

Baloo, Lammy [carol] (2013) 3’

  (SATB) 

 

Selkie Song (2014) 7’

  (SATB div) Version also for female voices

Watching Over You (2014) 28’

  (Fl/picc/Alto Fl: Cor Ang: Clt/Bass Clt: Tpt: Perc (1): Mezzo-sop: String IVtet)

 

O Sacrum Convivium  [SSAATTBB] (2015) 3’

 

Nobilis humilis; Hymn to St. Magnus [SSSAAATTTBBB] (2016) 6’

 

The Cross over the Cradle [mezzo-soprano and piano] (2017)  7’

 

Songs From the Marshes [SATB div] (2018) 24’

 

The Sourdough [counter-tenor and piano] (2019) 4’

 

 

 

EDUCATIONAL

 

Little Suite [bassoon and piano]  (1982) 9’

 

Four Bagatelles [trumpet and piano]  (1983) 7’

 

Five Pale Blue Preludes [saxophone and piano] (1983) 10’

 

Four Miniatures [trombone and piano] (1984) 7’

 

Dances and Daydreams [saxophone and piano] (1986) 10’

 

Pieces of Pan [flute and piano] (1987) 9’

 

Bits and Bobs [cello and piano] (1988) 8’

 

Creatures left behind by the Ark [violin and piano] (1990) 6’

Metal Pieces [trumpet and piano] (1990) 7’

 

In Times Past [piano] (1991) 7’

 

Six Gargoyles [trombone and piano] (1991) 7’

 

From the diary of a card-player [cello and piano] (1992) 8’

 

Food for Thought [clarinet and piano] (1992) 11’

 

4 Dance Preludes [viola and piano] (1996) 8’

 

Strathspey, Lament and Reel [violin and piano] (1996) 4’

 

Three Pieces [clarinet and piano] (1998) 5’

 

Three Pieces [saxophone and piano] (1999) 5’

 

Four Pieces [Tuba and piano] (2003) 10’

 

Coronach [Trumpet and piano] (2012) 3’

 

 

 

AMATEUR/CHILDREN

 

Augustine; Children’s opera (1975) 55’

  (Soloists, 2 choruses, small ensemble)

 

Dancing with Dr William (1994) 20’

  (2/1 2 2/1 2: 2220: strings)

 

Campani in Aria [Piano Quartet](1998) 3’

 

The Ghost of Hamish Prong; Children's opera (2001) 50’

  (Soloists, 2 choruses, small ensemble)

 

The Formation of Character; Rondo for orchestra (2001) 11’

  (2+1 2 2+1 2: 4 3 3 1: T 3P: Hp: Strings)

 

Fires of Bride (2004) 20’

  (Children’s voices with piano or small wind ensemble)

 

Six Shades of Blue: Suite for orchestra (2005) 25’ 

  (2+1 2 2+1 2+1:4331: T 3P: Hp: Strings)

 

Chansons des Tables [unison voices and piano]  (2019) 8’