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BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH CONCERTOS
FROM THE NINETEENTH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT


A Discography Of CDs And LPs
Prepared by Michael Herman

Page 4

 

Discography Listing: Index ~~ Page 1 ~~ Page 2 ~~ Page 3

ALUN HODDINOTT
(1929-2008)

Born in Bargoed, Wales. Studied at the University College, Cardiff where he later taught and became head of the music department and had private instructions from Arthur Benjamin. He is one of the most prolific modern British composers and he writes in all genres. He has written 10 numbered Symphonies, 4 Sinfoniettas, a Sinfonia for Strings and numerous other entries in his orchestral catalogue.

Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 19 (1960)

Philip Fowke (piano)/Barry Wordsworth/Royal Philharmomic Orchestra
(rec. 1996)
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Clarinet Concerto, Harp Concerto and Overture: Jack Straw)
LYRITA SRCD.330 (2007)

Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21 (1960)

Martin Jones (piano)/Sir Andrew Davis/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1, Clarinet Concerto, Harp Concerto and Overture: Jack Straw)
LYRITA SRCD.330 (2007)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6606) (1973)

Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 44 (1966)

Roger Woodward (piano)/Hans-Hubert Schönzeler/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta No. 2 and Landscapes)
RCA RED SEAL RL 25082 (LP) (1977)

Nocturnes and Cadenzas for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 62 (1969)

Moray Welsh (cello)/Sir Charles Groves/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Viola Concertino, Dives and Lazarus and Sinfonia Fidei)
SRCD.332 (1996)
(original LP release: UNICORN RHD 401) (1976)

Concertino for Viola and Chamber Orchestra, Opus 14 (1958)

Csaba Erdélyi (viola)/David Atherton/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Nocturnes and Cadenzas, Dives and Lazarus and Sinfonia Fidei)
SRCD.332 (1996)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 824) (1982)

Concerto for Clarinet No. 1, Op. 3 (1950)

Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)/David Atherton/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Harp Concerto and Overture: Jack Straw)
LYRITA SRCD.330 (2007)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 5513) (1972)

Concerto for Clarinet No. 2, Op. 128 (1987)

Janet Hilton (clarinet)/Rumon Gamba/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + McCabe: Clarinet Concerto, Maconchy: Clarinet Concertino and Harper: Clarinet Concerto)
CLARINET CLASSICS CC0034 (2001)

Concerto for Harp, Op. 11 (1957, rev. 1970)

Osian Ellis (harp)/David Atherton/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Clarinet Concerto and Overture: Jack Straw)
LYRITA SRCD.330 (2007)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 5513) (1972)

Concerto for Horn, Op. 65 (1969)

Barry Tuckwell (horn)/Sir Andrew Davis/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Searle: Aubade, Banks: Horn Concerto and Maw: Horn Sonata))
LYRITA SRCD.335 (2008)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6606) (1973)

Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 127 (1986)

Douglas Bostock/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + McCabe: Concerto for Orchestra and Gregson: Contrasts)
CLASSICO CLASSCD384 (2002)

The Heaventree of Stars – Poem for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 102 (1980)

Hu Kun (violin)/Tadaaki Otaka/BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra
( + Doubles, Passagio and Star Children)
NIMBUS NI 5357 (1993)

Doubles – Concertante for Oboe, String Orchestra and Harpsichord, Op. 106 (1982)

David Cowley (oboe)/Rosalie Armstrong (harpsichord)/Tadaaki Otaka/BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra
( + Heaventree of Stars, Passagio and Star Children)
NIMBUS NI 5357 (1993)

Concerto Grosso No. 2, Op. 46 (1966)

Arthur Davison/National Youth Orchestra of Wales
( + Welsh Dances: 2nd Suite, Investiture Dances and Mathias: Sinfonietta, Celtic Dances)
PYE BBC RECORDS RRC 22 (LP) (1976)

Noctis Equi - Poem for Cello & Orchestra, Op. 132 (1989)

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)/Kent Nagano/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Honneger: Cello Concerto and Milhaud: Cello Concerto No. 1)
ELATUS 0927496132 (2006)
(original CD release: ERATO 229 4589 2) (1990)

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KENNETH LEIGHTON
(1929-1988)

Born in Wakefield, Yorkshire. Studied composition at Oxford with Bernard Rose and went for further lessons in Rome with Goffredo Petrassi. He made his musical living as a teacher first with the Royal Marine School of Music and later at Leeds University, Worcester College and Edinburgh University. He composed in most genres and his orchestral output also includes 3 Symphonies, 3 Piano Concertos, Violin Concerto and a Concerto for Orchestra.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 11 (1951)

Angela Brownridge (piano)/Michael Laus/Malta?Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Gipps: Piano Concerto, Theme and Variations and Opalescence)
CAMEO CLASSICS C9046CD (2012)

Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 57 "Concerto Estivo" (1968)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Symphony No. 1)
CHANDOS CHAN 10608 (2010)

Concerto for Cello, Op. 31 (1956)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Bryden Thomson/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 10307 (2005)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8741) (1989)

Concerto for Recorder, Harpsichord and Strings, Op. 88 (1982)

John Turner (recorder)/ Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Gardner: Petite Suite, McCabe: Domestic Life, Lawson: Song of the Lesser Twayblade), Lane: Suite Champêtre, Mellers: Aubade, Milford: Two Pipe Tunes, Kay: Mr Pitfield's Pavane and Dodgson: Concerto Chacony)
WHITE LINE CD WHL 2143 (2002)

Concerto for Oboe, Op. 23 (1953)

Jill Crowther (oboe)/Alan Cuckston/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Gardner: Oboe Concerto, Hurd: Oboe Concerto, Blezard: 2 Celtic Pieces and Lane: 3 Spanish Dances)
ASV CD WHL 2130 (2001)

Jinny Shaw (oboe)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + McCabe: Oboe Concerto, Joubert: Concerto for Oboe and Strings, Britten: Phantasy for Oboe and String Trio and C. McDowall: The Gentle Dove)
GUILD GMCD 7383 (2013)

Concerto for Organ, String Orchestra and Timpani, Op. 58

Christopher Rathbone (organ)/Janos Keszei (timpani)/Charles Peebles/Southern Pro Arte
( + M. Berkeley: Uprising and The Romance of the Rose)
HYPERION A66097 (LP) (1984)

John Scott (organ)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Concerto for String Orchestra and Symphony for Strings)
CHANDOS CHAN 10461 (2008)

 Concerto for String Orchestra, Op. 39 (1961)

Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Organ Concerto and Symphony for Strings)
CHANDOS CHAN 10461 (2008)


Veris Gratia (Suite for oboe, cello and strings) Opus 9 (1950)

George Caird (oboe)/Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Finzi: Cello Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 8471) (1986)

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ANDRÉ MATHIEU
(1929-1968)

Born in Montreal, the son of composer Rodolphe Mathieu. He was a child prodigy who achieved great fame as a recitalist. He went to Paris for study with Yves Nat and Jacques de la Presle. After World War II, his education was solidified by additional study with Harold Morris in New York and Arthur Honegger in Paris. As his career as a virtuoso came to an end, he devoted his musical talent to teaching and composing. He wrote a total of 4 Piano Concertos, some chamber works and many pieces for solo piano.

Piano Concerto No. 3 "Symphonie Romantique" and/or "Concerto de Québec" (1947)

Philippe Entremont (piano)/Michel Plasson/Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse (rec. 1978)
( + Scènes de Ballet)
ANALEKTA AN 2 9803 (1995)

Alain Lefevre (piano)/Yoav Talmi/Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto and Gershwin: Piano Concerto)
ANALEKTA AN 2 9814 (2003)

Piano Concerto No. 4 in E minor (1950)

Alain Lefèvre (piano)/George Hanson/Tuscon Symphony Orchestra
( + Ballet Scenes and Four Songs for Choir and Orchestra)
ANALEKTA AN 2 9281 (2008)

 

Piano Concertino No. 2, Op. 13 (1942) (ed. G. Bellemare)

Alain Lefèvre (piano)/Matthias Bamert/London Mozart Players
( + Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 and Mendelssohn: Concerto for Piano, Violin and Orchestra)
ANALEKTA AN 2 9283 (2009)

 

Rhapsodie Romantique for Piano and Orchestra (1958)

Alain Lefèvre (piano)/Matthias Bamert/Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
( + Rachmaninoff: Paganini Rhapsody and Hershwin: Rhapsody in Blue)
ANALEKTA AN2 9277 (2006

 

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ROGER MATTON
(1929-1987)

Born in Granby, Quebec. After styudy at the Montral Conservatoire, he had private lessons with Claude Champagne and then went to Paris for further training at the École Normale and then with Nadia Boulanger and Olivier Messiaen. He taught at Laval University and composed for orchestra, chamber groups, piano, organ and voice. Some of his other works for orchestra are a Saxophone Concerto, 4 Mouvements Symponiques and the choreographic suite "L’Horoscope."

Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra (1964)

Victor Bouchard and Renée Morisset (pianos)/Walter Susskind/ Toronto Symphony Orchestra
( + Morawetz: Piano Concerto No. 1)
CAPITOL SW-6123 (LP) (1965)

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PETER SCULTHORPE
(b. 1929)

Born in Launceston, Tasmania. He studie at the University of Melbourne and then went to Oxford where his teachers were Egon Wellesz and Edmund Rubbra. He joined the Faculty of the University of Sydney and also taught in the USA and UK. As one of Australia’s most prominent composers, he has produced a large (more than 350 works thus far) and varied catalogue. His series of 4 works all with the title "Sun Music" are probably his most well known pieces for orchestra. The Piano Concerto is his only large-scale orchestral work in a classical form.

Piano Concerto (1983)

Tamara-Anna Cislowski (piano)/James Judd/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Earth Cry)
NAXOS 8.557382 (2004)

Anthony Fogg (piano)/Myer Fredman/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Williamson: 2 Piano Concerto and Edwards: Piano Concerto)
ELOQUENCE 426483 (2002)
(original release: ABC AC 1074 (non-commercial LP) (1982)

Cello Dreaming (1988)

Sue-Ellen Paulsen (cello)/Richard Mills/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Quamby, Nourlangie and Music for Bali)
ABC CLASSICS 476 7627 (2005)

Nourlangie for Guitar and Orchestra (1989)

Karin Schaupp (guita)/Richard Mills/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Quamby, Cello Dreaming and Music for Bali)
ABC CLASSICS 476 7627 (2005)

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LAWRENCE ASHMORE
(b. 1930)

He studied composition and double bass at the Royal College of Music. After working as a bassist in the Boyd Neel String Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic, he joined the staff of the BBC as an arranger. He has worke in films and television in this capacity and also did orchestrations for the Birmingham Royal Ballet. His concert music includes orchestrations of works by earlier composers such as Schubert, Mussorgsky and Finzi but also his own Diversions for Cello and Orchestra.

Four Seasons (English Folksongs) for Clarinet and Strings (1989)

Richard Stolzman (clarinet)/Robert Salter/Guildhall String Ensemble
( + Finzi: Clarinet Concerto , 5 Bagatelles and (trad.)Greensleeves)
RCA RED SEAL 60437-2 (1991)

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JOHN CARMICHAEL
(b. 1930)

Born in Melbourne. After initial studies on the piano he attended the Melbourne Conservatorium where his teachers were Margaret Schofield and Raymond Lambert. He then studied composition privately with Dorian Le Gallienne. His piano studies continued at the Paris Conservatoire as did his compositional training in London with Arthur Benjamin and Anthony Milner. He remained in London working as a music critic and musical therapist andbegan composing for the theater and BBC Television. As a composer, his non-theater catalogue is divided between concertos and works for solo piano.

Concerto Folklorico for Piano and String Orchestra (1965)

John Carmichael (piano)/David Measham/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concerto, Country Fair and Brumby:Paean, Festival Overture, Scena for Cor Anglais and Strings, Evans: Idyll, Dreyfus: Rush, Hyde: Happy Occasion, Benjamin: Overture to an Italian Comedy, Glanville-Hicks: 3 Gymnopedies, Hamner: Blue Hills Rhapsody and Hurst: Swagman's Promenade)
ABC CLASSICS 442374-2 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original LP release: WORLD RECORD CLUB (Australia) RO4670) (1977)

John Paul (piano)/Tibor Paul/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Jones: Cantata Zoolgica)
ABC AC1020 (non-commercial LP) (1976)

Trumpet Concerto (1972)

Kevin Johnston (trumpet)/David Measham/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Folklorico, Country Fair and Brumby:Paean, Festival Overture, Scena for Cor Anglais and Strings, Evans: Idyll, Dreyfus: Rush, Hyde: Happy Occasion, Benjamin: Overture to an Italian Comedy, Glanville-Hicks: 3 Gymnopedies, Hamner: Blue Hills Rhapsody and Hurst: Swagman's Promenade)
ABC CLASSICS 442374-2 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original LP release: WORLD RECORD CLUB (Australia) RO4670) (1977)

John Wallace (trumpet)/Simon Wright/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Boughton: Trumpet Concerto, Hewitt-Jones: Concerto for Trumpet and Strings and Hamilton: Jazz Trumpet Concerto)
ASV WHITE LINE WHL2159 (2006)

Phoenix (Concerto for Flute and Orchestra) (1980)

Sir James Galway (flute)/Louis Frémaux/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Nielsen: Flute Concerto, Arnold: Flute Concerto No. 1 and 3 Shanties, Corigliano: Pied Piper Fantasy and L. Liebermann: Flute Concerto and Piccolo Concerto)
RCA RED SEAL 09026 63440 2 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original LP release: RCA (Australia) VRL1 7373) (1980)

A Country Fair (Fêtes Champêtres) for Clarinet and Orchestra (1960, orch. M. Hurst 1989)

Jack Harrison (clarinet)/Richard Mills/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Folklorico, Trumpet Concerto and Brumby:Paean, Festival Overture, Scena for Cor Anglais and Strings, Evans: Idyll, Dreyfus: Rush, Hyde: Happy Occasion, Benjamin: Overture to an Italian Comedy, Glanville-Hicks: 3 Gymnopedies, Hamner: Blue Hills Rhapsody and Hurst: Swagman's Promenade)
ABC CLASSICS 442374-2 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original release: ABC AC 1050 (non-commercial LP) (c. 1980)

Ian Scott (clarinet)/Barry Wordsworth/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Procter-Gregg: Clarinet Concerto, Lucas: Clarinet Concerto and Vaughan Williams: 6 Studies in English Folk Song)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7153 (2005)

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CHRISTOPHER HEADINGTON
(1930-1996)

Born in London. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music where Lennox Berkeley was his composition teacher. He had additional composition lessons privately with Benjamin Britten and Witold Lutosławski. His musical career encompassed composing, touring as a pianist, teaching, broadcasting and writing books and record reviews for the Gramophone. His compositional output was of moderate volume and quite varied and included a Symphony, Sinfonietta for Chamber Orchestra and Bassoon Concerto among his unrecorded orchestral works.

Violin Concerto (1959)

Xue Wei (violin)/Jane Glover/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + R.Strauss: Violin Concerto)
ASV CD DCA 780 (1991)

Piano Concerto (1991)

Gordon Fergus-Thompson (piano)/Nicholas Cleobury/Britten Sinfonia
( + The Healing Foundation and Serenade)
ASV CD DCA 969 (1997)

Serenade for Cello and String Orchestra (1993)

Alexander Baillie (cello)/Nicholas Cleobury/Britten Sinfonia
( + The Healing Foundation and Piano Concerto)
ASV CD DCA 969 (1997)

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PETER HOPE
(b. 1930)

Born in Stockport, Manchester. He studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music where his were Humphrey Procter-Gregg and Maurice Aitchison. While still in school he composed a Trumpet Concerto that was Broadcast by the BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra. He went to work as a copyist and the arranger in the popular music and eventually became one of the finest composers of light orchestral music of his generation seeing continual performances of his works on the BBC. In his later years he turned to more serious though still very accessible compositions such as the works listed below. His best-known orchestral works are Kaleidoscope and the suites "Ring of Kerry" and "Irish Legend."

Concertino for Bassoon (2000)

Graham Salvage (bassoon)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Addison: Bassoon Concertino, Fogg: Bassoon Concertino and Arthur Butterworth: Bassoon Concerto)
ASV WHITE LINE WHL 2132 (2001)

Concerto for Recorder, Harp, Percussion and Strings "Birthday Concerto" (2003)

John Turner (recorder)/Philip McKenzie/Camerata Ensemble
( + Parrott: Sinfonia Concertante, Gal: Concertino, Ellis: Divertimento Elegiaco, Beck: Flûte-à-Beck and Dubery: Mrs. Harris in Paris)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7154 (2004)

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GORDON LANGFORD
(b. 1930)

Born in Edgeware, London, original name Gordon Colman. He studied piano and composition at the Royal Academy of Music with Norman Demuth. He worked as an itinerant pianist until securing a position with BBC as pianist, arranger and composer. Hollywood employed him as an orchestrator for a number of movies. He is mostly known for his arranging and music for brass band but he has also composed for the theater and for orchestra.

A Song for All Seasons - A Fantasie for Piano and Orchestra (1997)

Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet)/Rumon Gamba/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concertino, Fanfare and Ceremonial Prelude, Four Movements for String Orchestra, First Suite of Dances, Greenways, Spirit of London, The Hippodrome Waltz and Colour Suite: Pastorale and March)
CHANDOS CHAN 10115 (2003)

Trumpet Concertino (1979)

William Stephenson (piano)/Rumon Gamba/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + A Song for All Seasons, Fanfare and Ceremonial Prelude, Four Movements for String Orchestra, First Suite of Dances, Greenways, Spirit of London, The Hippodromee Waltz and Colour Suite: Pastorale and March)
CHANDOS CHAN 10115 (2003)

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DAVID TUNLEY
(b. 1930)

Born in Sydney. He studied piano at the Sydney Conservatorium and later had additional training in England at the University of Durham and in Paris with Nadia Boulanger. He was appointed a lecturer at the University of Western Australia and remained at that school for the rest of his career eventually becoming head of the music department. His prime musical activities were teaching, musicology and writing. He still managed to compose a modest amount of works in various genres.

Concerto for Clarinet and Strings (1966)

Jack Harrison (clarinet)/Henry Krips/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Hughes: Fantasia, Sitsky: Apparitions and Penberthy: The Swan of the Bibbulmun)
ABC RRCS-125 (non-commercial LP) (1975)

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CHARLES CAMILLERI
(b. 1931)

Born in Hamrun, Malta. His family moved to Australia but he relocated himself to England and then Canada where he studied composition at the University of Toronto and did some conducting for the CBC before returning to London. He has worked as a pianist and conductor but devotes most of his musical energy to a prolific amount of composing in many different genres. Some of his other orchestral works are a Malta Suite and Concertos for Cello and Flute. He is considered Malta’s national composer.

Piano Concerto No. 1 "Mediterranean" (1948, rev. 1978)

André de Groote (piano)/Michael Laus/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3)
TALENT RECORDS DOM 2910 56 (2000)
( original CD release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKPCD 9150) (1994)

Piano Concerto No. 2 "Maqam" (1967-8)

André de Groote (piano)/Michael Laus/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 3)
TALENT RECORDS DOM 2910 56 (2000)
( original CD release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKPCD 9150) (1994)

Piano Concerto No. 3 "Leningrad" (1985)

André de Groote (piano)/Michael Laus/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
TALENT RECORDS DOM 2910 56 (2000)
( original CD release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKPCD 9150) (1994)

Concerto for Organ, Strings and Percussion (1983)

Kevin Bowyer (organ)/Julian Clayton/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, L'Évolution de la Joie and Missa Mundi)
ASV CD DCA 1011 (1997)

Concerto for Clarinet and Strings (1981)

David Campbell (clarinet)/Julian Clayton/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, L'Évolution de la Joie and Missa Mundi)
ASV CD DCA 1011 (1997)

Concerto for Accordion and Strings (1968)

Joseph Macerollo (accordion)/Gary Kulesha/Composers Orchestra
( + Louie: Refuge, Earth Cycles, Lundqvist: Duell, Symonds: Persuasion and Buczynksi: Fantasy)
CBC MUSICA VIVA MVCD 1096 (1996)

Concertino No. 4 for 2 Pianos and Orchestra
Jennifer Micallef and Glen Inanga (pianos)/Brian Schembri/ Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1998)
( + Summer Nights in Malta, Malta Suite, Knights of Malta Ballet Suite, 4 Legends, Overture Classique and Intermezzo from the Opera Il-Weghda)
DIVINE ART DIVERSIONS DDV 24126 (2008)

 

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ANTHONY HEDGES
(b. 1931)

Born in Bicester, Oxfordshire. He studied at Oxford and at the Royal Academy of Music. After teaching at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Glasgow he joined the staff of the University of Hull and remained there for more than 3 decades. His works encompass both light and serious styles and he has written much music for amateur performance. His orchestral catalogue includes 2 Symphonies (an earlier one and a Sinfonietta have been withdrawn), Sinfonia Concertante, Concertinos for Trumpet, Flute and Bassoon as well as suites and overtures.

Three Miniatures for Recorder, Strings, Harp and Percussion (2004-5)

John Turner (recorder)/Louise Thomson (harp)/Philip Mackenzie/Manchester Camerata Ensemble
( + A. Butterworth: Rêverie, Hopkins: Suite, Cooke: Divertimento, Jackson: Moonrise, Hurd: Three-Piece Suite, Three Miniatures and Pehkonen: Concerto Over the Water)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7191 (2007)

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MALCOLM WILLIAMSON
(1931-2003)

Born in Sydney. He studied at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music where Eugene Goossens was his composition teacher. He went to London for further study with Elizabeth Lutyens and Erwin Stein. Besides composing and teaching, he performed as a pianist, organist and conductor and was appointed Master of the Queen’s Musick in 1975. His catalogue is vast and covers all fields from opera to keyboard and organ solos. He wrote 7 Symphonies and his other large orchestral works include a Sinfonietta, a total of 4 Piano Concertos, Symphonic Variations and a Harp Concerto.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in A major (1958)

Igor Hmelnitsky (piano)/Nikolai Malko/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
ABC PRX-4716 (non-commercial LP) (c. 1960)

Piers Lane (piano)/Howard Shelley/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 2, 3 and 4, 2 Piano Concerto and Sinfonia Concertante)
HYPERION CDA 68011-2 (2 CDs) (2014)

Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Strings in F sharp minor (1960)

Piers Lane (piano)/Howard Shelley/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 3 and 4, 2 Piano Concerto and Sinfonia Concertante)
HYPERION CDA 68011-2 (2 CDs) (2014)

Gwenneth Pryor (piano)/Yuval Zaliouk/English Chamber Orchestra
( + 2 Piano Concerto and Epitaphs for Edith Sitwell)
EMI EMD 5520 (LP) (1975)

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major (1962)

Piers Lane (piano)/Howard Shelley/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 and 4, 2 Piano Concerto and Sinfonia Concertante)
HYPERION CDA 68011-2 (2 CDs) (2014)

Malcolm Williamson (piano)/Leonard Dommett/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Organ Concerto and Sonata for 2 Pianos)
LYRITA SRCD.280 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.79) (1975)

Piano Concerto No. 4 in D major (1994)

Piers Lane (piano)/Howard Shelley/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 and 3, 2 Piano Concerto and Sinfonia Concertante)
HYPERION CDA 68011-2 (2 CDs) (2014)

Concerto for Two Pianos and Strings in A minor (1972)

Piers Lane and Howard Shelley (pianos)/Howard Shelley/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 and Sinfonia Concertante)
HYPERION CDA 68011-2 (2 CDs) (2014)

Gwenneth Pryor and Malcolm Williamson (pianos)/Yuval Zaliouk/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Epitaphs for Edith Sitwell)
EMI EMD 5520 (LP) (1975)

Malcolm Williamson and Simon Campion (pianos)/Barry Tuckwell /Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Sculthorpe: Piano Concerto and Edwards: Piano Concerto)
ELOQUENCE 426483 (2002)
(original release: ABC AC 1079 (non-commercial LP) (c. 1972)

Violin Concerto (1965)

Sir Yehudi Menuhin (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Berkeley: Violin Concerto)
HMV ASD 2759 (LP) (1972)

Ronald Thomas (violin)/ Thomas Mayer/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Ahern: After Mallarmé and Meale: Very High Kings)
WORLD RECORD CLUB (Australia) S4930 (c. 1970)

Organ Concerto (1961)

Malcolm Williamson (organ)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 3 and Sonata for 2 Pianos)
LYRITA SRCD.280 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.79) (1975)

Concerto Grosso (1965)

Rumon Gamba/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta, Santiago de Espada Overtute and Our Man in Havana: Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 10359 (2006)

Sinfonia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra (1962)

Martin Jones (piano)/Sir Charles Groves/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Santiago de Espada Overture and Piano Sonata No. 2)
LYRITA SRCD.281 (2007)
(original LP release: HMV SLS 5085 {2 LPs}) (1978)

Piers Lane (piano)/Yoram Levy, Mark Bain and Martin Phillipson (trumpets) Howard Shelley/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 and 2 Piano Concerto)
HYPERION CDA 68011-2 (2 CDs) (2014)

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ALEXANDER GOEHR
(b. 1932)

Born in Berlin, the son of the conductor Walter Goehr. The Goehrs emigrated to England in 1933. Alexander later studied composition at the Royal Manchester College of Music with Richard Hall and with Olivier Messiaen and Yvonne Loriod in Paris. He held teaching positions in the UK (Morely College) and America (Yale) and was also on the staff of the BBC. He has composed prolifically in a wide range of genres and his orchestral catalogue includes these additional major works: Symphony in One Movement, Little Symphony, Sinfonia for Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia with Chaconne and Konzertstück for Piano and Small Orchestra.

Piano Concerto, Op. 33 (1971-2)

Peter Serkin (piano)/Oliver Knussen/London Sinfonietta
( + Symphony in One Movement)
NMC D023 (1995)

Violin Concerto, Op. 13 (1962)

Manoug Parikian (violin)/Norman Del Mar/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hamilton: Sinfonia and Violin Concerto)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 5861892 (2004)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2810) (1973)

Romanza for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 24 (1968)

Moray Welsh (cello/David Atherton/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Metamorphosis/Dance, Behold the Sun, A Musical Offering, Lyric Pieces and Sinfonia)
NMC 095 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: UNICORN DKP 9017) (1983)

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HUGH WOOD
(b. 1932)

Born in Parbold, Lancashire. He studied in London with William Lloyd Webber, Anthony Milner, Iain Hamilton and Mátyas Seiber. He has had a distinguished teaching career including positions at Morley College, the Royal Academy of Music, the University of Glasgow and Cambridge. His catalogue encompasses works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instruments and voices. His other major works for orchestra are a Symphony and a Chamber Concerto.

Piano Concerto, Op. 31 (1991)

Joanna MacGregor (piano)/Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Birtwistle: Antiphonies, L. Harrison: Piano Concerto and Clocks)
WARNER CLASSICS SOUND CIRCUS 2564 671990 (2 CDs) (2011)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 20007-2 (1993)

Violin Concerto, Op. 17 (1972)

Manoug Parikian (violin)/David Atherton/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
NMC D082 (2003)
(original LP release: UNICORN RHS 363) (1979)

Cello Concerto, Op. 12 (1969)

Moray Welsh (cello)/David Atherton/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
NMC D082 (2003)
(original LP release: UNICORN RHS 363) (1979)

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COLIN BRUMBY
(b. 1933)

Born in Melbourne. He studied at the Melbourne University Conservatorium of Music. He had further compositional training with Philip Jarnach in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Alexander Goehr in London and Franco Evangelisti in Rome. He became music director of several major Australian orchestras and taught at the University of Queensland. He composed prolifically in most genres. His other works for orchestra include 2 Symphonies, Violin Concerto No. 1 and Concertos for Viola, , Organ, Guitar, Oboe, Horn and Trumpet.

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1984)

Wendy Pomroy (piano)/Patrick Thomas/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1,Three Baroque Angels, Gross: Frivolous Playtime, Allworth: Sunset over Monash Park N.S.W)
Jade Records JAD CD 1082 (1999)

Violin Concerto No. 2 (1983)

Jan Sedivka (violin), Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Werner Andreas Albert
( + Clarinet Concerto, South Bank Overture, Allworth: Afternoon Light, Bartlett: The Andersen Rhumba, Spiers: ZYJ for Trumpet and Gross: Rondino Pastorale)
Jade Records JAD CD 1042 (1993)

Flute Concerto (1975)

Vernon Hill (flute)/Hiroyuki Iwaki/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1982)
( + Bassoon Concerto, Clarinet Concerto, Gross: Moonscape, Holland:Nocturne and Allworth: Afternoon in Maroochydore).
Jade Records JAD CD 1062 (1996)

Clarinet Concerto (1988)

Paul Dean (clarinet)/Wilfred Lehmann/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1989)
( + Bassoon Concerto, Flute Concerto, Gross: Moonscape, Holland:Nocturne and Allworth: Afternoon in Maroochydore).
Jade Records JAD CD 1062 (1996)

Bassoon Concerto (1982)

Paul Blackman (bassoon)/Patrick Thomas/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1982)
( + Clarinet Concerto, Flute Concerto, Gross: Moonscape, Holland:Nocturne and Allworth: Afternoon in Maroochydore).
Jade Records JAD CD 1062 (1996)

Scena for Cor Anglais and String Orchestra (1988)

Barry Davis (cor anglais)/Richard Mills/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Paean, Festival Overture, Carmichael: Concerto Folklorica, Trumpet Concerto, Country Fair, Evans: Idyll, Dreyfus: Rush, Hyde: Happy Occasion, Benjamin: Overture to an Italian Comedy, Glanville-Hicks: 3 Gymnopedies, Hamner: Blue Hills Rhapsody and Hurst: Swagman's Promenade)
ABC CLASSICS 442374-2 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original CD release: ABC CLASSICS 426424-1) (1989)

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DAVID ELLIS
(b. 1933)

Born in Liverpool. He studied at the Liverpool Instutute and then at the Royal Manchester College of Music. He worked for the BBC as a producer and eventually became head of BBC North. His compositions cover various genres and a number of his works have gotten frequent performances and broadcasts and some have received awards. His major orchestral works are 3 Symphonies, Sinfonietta, Piano Concerto (1962), Violin Concerto (1958-60) and Cello Concerto (1977).

Divertimento Elegiaco for Recorder, String Orchestra, Harp and Marimba, Op. 54a (2003)

John Turner (recorder)/ Eira Lynn Jones (harp)/Philip McKenzie/Camerata Ensemble
( + Parrott: Sinfonia Concertante, Hope: Birthday Concerto, Gal: Concertino, Beck: Flûte-à-Beck and Dubery: Mrs. Harris in Paris)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7154 (2004)

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DAVID ROBERT MORGAN
(1933-1988)

Born in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music where his teachers included Alan Bush for composition and Leighton Lucas for orchestration. At the Academy he became the first student to have a concert devoted exclusively to his own works. His Violin Concerto was successfully premiered in Prague and this led to further performances back home. His other major works for orchestra include a Sinfonia da Requiem, Cello Concerto and Clarinet Concerto.

Violin Concerto (1965-6)

Erich Gruenberg (violin)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Fricker: Violin Concerto and Banks: Violin Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.276 (2008)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.97) (1978)

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SIR HARRISON BIRTWISTLE
(b. 1934)

Born in Accrington, Lancashire. He studied composition with Richard Hall at the Royal Manchester College of music and the clarinet at that school with Frederick Thurston and then at the Royal Academy of Music with Reginald Kell, He had various teaching posts and musical directorships in both the UK and USA. He is one of the acknowledged leaders of British avant-garde music. His compositional catalogue is enormous and ranges from operas to works for solo instruments. He does not write symphonies or concertos but his works for orchestra number several dozens.

Antiphonies for Piano and Orchestra (1992)

Joanna MacGregor (piano)/Michael Gielen/Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Imaginary Landscape and Nomos)
COLLINS CLASSICS COL 1414 (1994)

Melencolia I for Clarinet, Harp and Two String Orchestras (1976)

Antony Pay (clarinet)/Oliver Knussen/London Sinfonietta
( + Ritual Fragment and Meridia)
NMC D009 (1993)

Endless Parade for Trumpet, Strings and Vibraphone (1986-7)

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)/Elgar Howarth/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Watkins: Trumpet Concerto and Maxwell Davies: Trumpet Concerto)
PHILIPS 432075 (1991)

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SIR PETER MAXWELL DAVIES
(b. 1934)

Born in Manchester. He studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music, in Rome with Goffredo Petrassi and at Princeton University with Roger Sessions, Milton Babbitt and Earl Kim. He founded several organizations for the purpose of performing contemporary music, organized music festivals, conducted and taught. He was appointed Master of the Queen’s Musick in 2004. He is one of the most prolific of contemporary composers with hundreds of works from operas to chamber music in his catalogue. In addition to the works listed below, he has written 8 Symphonies, Sinfonia, Sinfonia Concertante, Sinfonia Accademica and various other works for orchestra.

Piano Concerto (1997)

Kathryn Stott (piano)/Sir Peter Maxwell Davies/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Worldes Blis)
NAXOS 8.572698 (2013)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1520-2) (1998)

Violin Concerto (1985)

Isaac Stern (violin)/André Previn/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Dutilleux: L’Arbre des Songes)
CBS MK 42449 (1988)

Piccolo Concerto (1997)

Stewart McIlwham (piccolo)/Sir Peter Maxwell Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concerto, Maxwell's Reel with Northern Lights and Klee Pictures)
NAXOS 8.572363 (2013)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1520-2) (1988)

Trumpet Concerto (1988)

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)/Elgar Howarth/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Watkins: Trumpet Concerto and Birtwistle: Endless Parade)
PHILIPS 432075 (1991)

John Wallace (trumpet)/Sir Peter Maxwell Davies/Scottish National Orchestra
( + Piccolo Concerto, Maxwell's Reel with Northern Lights and Klee Pictures)
NAXOS 8.572363 (2013)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1181-2) (1993)

Strathclyde Concerto No. 1 for Oboe and Orchestra (1987)

Robin Miller (oboe)/Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 2)
UNICORN-KANCHANA DKCP 9085 (1989)

Strathclyde Concerto No. 2 for Cello and Orchestra (1988)

Vittorio Ceccanti and Bruno Canino (cellos)/ / Peter Maxwell Davies/Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
( + Cello Sonata and Little Tune for Vittorio in Meremma)
NAXOS 8.573017 (2013)

William Conway (cello)/Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 1)
UNICORN-KANCHANA DKCP 9085 (1989)

Strathclyde Concerto No. 3 for Horn, Trumpet and Orchestra (1989)

Robert Cook (horn)/Peter Franks (trumpet)/Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 4)
NAXOS 8.572353 (2013)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1239-2) (1992)

Strathclyde Concerto No. 4 for Clarinet and Orchestra (1990)

Lewis Morrison (clarinet)/Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 3)
COLLINS CLASSICS 1303-2 (1994)

Strathclyde Concerto No. 5 for Violin, Viola and String Orchestra (1991)

James Clark (violin)/Catherine Marwood (viola)/Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 6)
NAXOS 8.572353 (2013)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1239-2) (1992)

Strathclyde Concerto No. 6 for Flute and Orchestra (1991)

David Nicholson (flute)/Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 5)
COLLINS CLASSICS 1303-2 (1994)

Strathclyde Concerto No. 7 for Double Bass and Orchestra (1992)

Duncan McTier (double bass)/Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 8 and A Spell for Green Corn)
NAXOS 8.572355 (2013)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1396-2) (1994)

Strathclyde Concerto No. 8 for Bassoon and Orchestra (1993)

Ursula Levaux (bassoon)/Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 7 and A Spell for Green Corn)
NAXOS 8.572355 (2013)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1396-2) (1994)

Strathclyde Concerto No. 9 for Six Woodwind Instruments and String Orchestra (1994)

Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 10 and Carolisima)
NAXOS 8.572356 (2014)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1459-2 (1997)

Strathclyde Concerto No. 10 for Chamber Orchestra (1995)

Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 9 and Carolisima)
NAXOS 8.572356 (2014)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1459-2 (1997)

Sinfonia Concertante for Wind Quintet and Chamber Orchestra (1982)

Robin Miller (oboe)/Robert Cook (horn)/Gareth Newman (bassoon)/ Lewis Morrison (clarinet)/ David Nicholson (flute)/Tristan Fry (percussion)/Sir Peter Maxwell Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Sinfonia)
REGIS RRC 1148 (2006)
(original LP release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKP 9058) (1987)

A Spell for Green Corn: The MacDonald Dances for Violin and Orchestra (1993)

James Clark (violin)/Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 7 and 8)
COLLINS CLASSICS 1396-2 (1994)

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PETER DICKINSON
(b. 1934)

Born in Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire. After attending Cambridge, he studied composition in New York with Bernard Wagenaar at the Juilliard School of Music. He had a distinguished academic career including positions at the Universities of Birmingham, Keele and London. He was an accompanist to his sister Meriel, a mezzo-soprano for whom he also wrote music. His large catalogue consists of orchestral, chamber, choral (both sacred and secular), vocal and instrumental music. For orchestra he also wrote a Violin Concerto and a Concerto for Strings, Percussion and Electronic Organ.

Piano Concerto (1978-84)

Howard Shelley (piano)/David Atherton/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Organ Concerto and Outcry)
ALBANY TROY 369 (1999)
(original LP release: EMI EL 27 0439 1) (1986)

Organ Concerto (1971)

Jennifer Bate (organ)/David Atherton/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Outcry)
ALBANY TROY 369 (1999)
(original LP release: EMI EL 27 0439 1) (1986)

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WILLIAM MATHIAS
(1934-1992)

Born in Whitland, Wales. He studied with Ian Parrott at the University College of Wales and at the Royal Academy of Music with Lennox Berkeley for composition. He then taught at the University College of North Wales. His musical output was enormous and ranged from opera to solo instrumental pieces. His other major orchestral works are 3 Symphonies, Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Concerto for Orchestra and Concertos for Organ, Violin, Harpsichord and Oboe.

Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 2 (1955)

Mark Bebbington (piano)/George Vass/Ulster Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos No. 2 and Vaughan Williams: Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra)
SOMM SOMM246 (2011)

Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 13 (1960)

Mark Bebbington (piano)/George Vass/Ulster Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos No. 1 and Vaughan Williams: Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra)
SOMM SOMM246 (2011)

Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 40 (1968)

Peter Katin (piano)/David Atherton/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto No. 3 and Harp Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.325 (1995)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6513) (1971)

Clarinet Concerto, Op. 68 (1975)

Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)/David Atherton/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 3 and Harp Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.325 (1995)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 282) (1977)

Harp Concerto, Op. 50 (1970)

Osian Ellis (harp)/David Atherton/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 3 and Clarinet Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.325 (1995)
(original LP release: L’OISEAU- LYRE SOL 346) (1973)

Ann Hobson Pilot (harp)/Isaiah Jackson/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Ginastera: Harp Concerto)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 37261-2 (1994)

Concerto for Horn, Strings and Timpani, Op 93 (1984)

David Pyatt (horn)/Anthony Hose/Welsh Chamber Orchestra
( + Intrada, Songs of William Blake, Threnos, Hobed o Hilion and Remembrance of Home)
METRONOME METCD 1066 (2004)

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ALAN RIDOUT
(1934-1996)

Born in West Wickham, Kent. He studied at the Royal College of Music, London with Herbert Howells and Gordon Jacob, and later had private lessons with Michael Tippett, and Peter Racine Fricker. In Holland, he had additional instruction from Henk Badings. A long academic career included positions at the Royal College of Music, the Universities of Birmingham, Cambridge and London and at The King's School, Canterbury. His compositions cover most genres and his orchestral catalogue includes 3 Symphonies and Concertinos for Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone and Double Bass.

Concerto No. 1 for Cello, Strings and Percussion
(1984)

Gérard Leclerc (cello)/Stephen Barlow/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Cello Concertos No 2 and No. 3 and the Emperor and the Bird of Paradise)
BLACK BOX CD BBM1037 (2003)

Concerto No. 2 for Cello and Voices (1994)

Gérard Leclerc (cello)/Stephen Barlow/Laudibus (chorus)
( + Cello Concertos No 1 and No. 3 and the Emperor and the Bird of Paradise)
BLACK BOX CD BBM1037 (2003)

Concerto No. 3 for Solo Cello and 8 Cellos (1995)

Gérard Leclerc (cello)/Stephen Barlow/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Cello Concertos No 1 and No. 2 and the Emperor and the Bird of Paradise)
BLACK BOX CD BBM1037 (2003)

Concertino for Clarinet and Strings (1978)

Ian Scott (clarinet)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Woolfenden: Clarinet Concerto, Paul: Clarinet Concerto, Horovitz: Concertante for Clarinet, Cruft: Clarinet Concertino, MacDonald: Cuban Rondo and G. Bush: Rhapsody)
WHITELINE CDWHL 2141 (2003)

Concertante Music (1967)

Alan Ridout/Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra
( + Mathias: Sinfonietta, Arnold: Divertimento and Tippett: Suite in D)
PYE GOLDEN GUINEA GSGC 14103 (LP) (1968)

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LARRY SITSKY
(b. 1934)

Born in Tientsin, China to Russian-born parents. His family came to Australia in 1952 and he studied composition at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music with Raymond Hanson. He held teaching positions at the Queensland State Conservatorium of Music and the Canberra School of Music. He compsed operas and works for orchestra, chamber ensembles and voice. His other orchestral works include Concertos for Cello, Clarinet, Guitar, Trombone and a Concerto for Orchestra based on Busoni’s "Fantasia Contrappuntistica."

Piano Concerto "Twenty-Two Paths of the Tarot" (1991)

Roger Woodward (piano)/David Porcelijn/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
ABC CLASSICS 465 688-2 (1997)

Concerto (No. 1) for Violin, Orchestra and Female Voices "Mysterium Cosmographicum" (1971)

Jan Sedivka (violin)/Vanco Cavdarski/Tasmanian Opera Company Chorus and The Lyric Singers/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1974)
( + Violin Concertos Nos. 2 and 3)
ABC CLASSICS 476 5252 (2 CDs) (2006)
(original LP release: CUSTOM RECORDS LP 39) (c. 1975)

Violin Concerto No. 2 "Gurdjieff" (1983)

Jan Sedivka (violin)/Omri Hadari/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1984)
( + Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 3)
ABC CLASSICS 476 5252 (2 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: MOVE RECORDS MD 3084) (1989)

Violin Concerto No. 3 "I Ching: The Eight Trigrams" (1987)

Jan Sedivka (violin)/Christopher Lyndon Gee/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1992)
( + Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
ABC CLASSICS 476 5252 (2 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: TALL POPPIES RECORDS TP124) (1998)

Concerto for Woodwind Quintet and Orchestra (1971)

New Sydney Woodwind Quintet/Sir Charles Mackerras/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for 2 Solo Pianos)
WORLD RECORD CLUB (Australia) R 04694 (LP) (1977)

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NIGEL BUTTERLEY
(b. 1935)

Born in Sydney. He studied composition with Raymond Hanson at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music and also with Priaulx Rainer in London. As a pianist he championed the cause of contemporary music and also worked for the music department of the Australian Broadcasting Commission and taught at the Newcastle Conservatorium and the Sydney Conservatorium. He has written dramatic, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal music. Among his other works for orchestra are a Symphony and Explorations for Piano and Orchestra.

Violin Concerto (1967-70, rev. 1975)

Leonard Dommett (violin)/Wilfred Lehmann/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + R. Hanson: Violin Concerto)
ABC AC 1048 (non-commercial LP) (c.1978)

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NICHOLAS MAW
(1935-2009)

Born in Grantham, Lincolnshire. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music where Lennox Berkeley was his composition teacher and he went to Paris for further study with Nadia Boulanger and Max Deutsch. His academic career included appointments at the Royal Academy and the Trinity School of Music as well as at other schools in both the UK and USA. His extensive catalogue includes operas as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal music. Some of his other major works for orchestra are Sinfonia for Small Orchestra, Odyssey and the recently premiered Cor Anglais Concerto.

Violin Concerto (1993)

Joshua Bell (violin)/ Sir Roger Norrington/London Philharmonic Orchestra
SONY SK 62856 (1999)

Little Concert for Oboe and Small Orchestra (1988)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)/Nicholas Cleobury/Britten Sinfonia
( + Hymnus and Shahnama)
ASV CD DCA 1070 (1999)

Sonata for String Orchestra and Two Horns (1967)

Alan Civil and Ian Harper (horns)/Norman Del Mar/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Hoddinott: Horn Concerto, Banks: Horn Concerto and Searle: Aubade)
LYRITA SRCD.335 (2008)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 676) (1971)

 

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CHRISTOPHER BALL
(b. 1936)

Born in Leeds. His initial musical education centered around the clarinet and he studied this instrument at the Royal Manchester College of Music and then at the Royal Academy of Music where he also took up conducting. He then began a conducting career in Canada and then with the Royal Ballet and this was followed by work at the BBC as an arranger and orchestrator and as a soloist on the recorder. His serious original compositions are all of recent vintage having written lighter material in his BBC days.

Violin Concerto (2008)

Thomas Gould (violin)/Christopher Ball/Emerald Concert Orchestra
( + From The Hebrides and 5 Bagatelles)
OMNIBUS CLASSICS CC5003 (2009)

Cello Concerto No. 1

Stjepan Hauser (cello)/Christopher Ball/Emerald Concert Orchestra
( + Song Without Words, Roundelay, Close of the Day and Folksong Arrangements : Scarborough Fair / The Star of the County Down / Brigg Fair / Bonnie Dundee / The Water Is Wide)
MUSICAL CONCEPTS MC142 (2011)

Oboe Concerto (1995-5)

Paul Arden-Taylor (oboe)/Chrstopher Ball/Adderbury Ensemble
( + Recorder Concerto, Comedy for Wind Quintet: Strings Scenes, Pagan Piper and Pan Overheard)
PAVANE ADW 7404 (1999)

Recorder Concerto "The Piper of Dreams" (1994)

Paul Arden-Taylor (recorder)/Chrstopher Ball/Adderbury Ensemble
( + Oboe Concerto, Comedy for Wind Quintet: Strings Scenes, Pagan Piper and Pan Overheard)
PAVANE ADW 7404) (1999)

Concerto for Clarinet and Strings (2006)

Leslie Craven (clarinet)/Christopher Ball/Emerald Concert Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto, Four Dances and Irish Suite)
QUANTUM QM 7040 (2006)

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (2006)

Adam Walker (flute)/Christopher Ball/Emerald Concert Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, Four Dances and Irish Suite)
QUANTUM QM 7040 (2006)

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SIR RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT
(1936-2012)

Born in Broadstairs, Kent. He studied with Howard Ferguson and Lennox Berkeley at the Royal Academyof Music and in Paris with Pierre Boulez. He taught at the Royal Academy but then devoted himself primarily to composing and performing as a jazz pianist. He wrote a large amount of music in a multitude of genres and has had great success in writing film scores. His major orchestral works also include 3 Symphonies, Sinfonietta, Concerto for Orchestra and Concertos for Viola, Double Bass, Horn, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Marimba and Harpsichord.

Piano Concerto No.1 (1968)

Stephen Kovacevich (piano)/Sir Alexander Gibson/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Five Studies for Piano, Capriccio for Piano Duet and Commedia)
LYRITA SRCD.275 (2007)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6500 301) (1972)

Violin Concerto (1976)

Vadim Gluzman (violin)/James De Preist/Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Diversions)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 7341 (1995)

Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra (1970)

Julian Bream (guitar)/David Atherton/Melos Ensemble
( + Arnold: Guitar Concerto and Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez)
RCA 09026 61598-2 (1999)
(original LP release: RCA SB 6876) (1973)

Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Strings (1988)

John Harle (saxophone)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Debussy: Rhapsody, Ibert: Concertino da Camera, Glazunov: Saxophone Concerto, Villa-Lobos: Fantasia and Heath: Out of the Cool)
EMI ENCORE 586649 2 (2005)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 7 54301 2) (1991)

Concerto for Soprano Saxophone "For Stan Getz" (1990)

John Harle (saxophone)/Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Torke: Saxophone Concerto and Myers: Concerto for Soprano Saxophone)
DECCA 443529 (1995)

Concerto for Solo Percussion and Chamber Orchestra (1989-90)

Evelyn Glennie (percussion)/Paul Daniel /Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Milhaud: Percussion Concerto, Miyoshi: Marimba Concerto and Rosauro: Marimba Concerto)
RCA RED SEAL 61277  (1992)

Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Orchestra (1993)

Martin Winter (trumpet)/Timothy Reynish/Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
( + Four Seasons and Morning Music)
DOYEN DOYCD037 (1994)

Elegy for Viola and Orchestra (from the film "Lady Caroline Lamb") (1972)

Philip Dukes (viola)/Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + excerpts from film scores for Far From the Madding Crowd, Tender is the Night, Murder on the Orient Express, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Enchanted April)
CHANDOS CHAN 9867 (2001)

Peter Mark (viola/Marcus Dods/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + suites from the film scores for Lady Caroline Lamb and Murder on the Orient Express)
EMI British Composers 5861882 (2004)
(original LP release: HMV CSD 3728) (1972)

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DAVID BLAKE
(b. 1936)

Born in London. He studied music at Cambridge where his teachers included Patrick Hadley and Raymond Leppard and then with Hanns Eisler at the Deutsche Akademie der Künste in East Berlin. He taught and later became head of the music department at the University of York. He has composed in most genres including operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal music. In addition to the Violin Concerto, his major works for orchestra are a Symphony for Chamber Orchestra, Metamorphoses, a 2nd Violin Concerto and a Cello Concerto.

Violin Concerto (1976)

Iona Brown (violin)/Norman Del Mar/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + In Praise of Krishna)
NMC ANCORA D129 (2006)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 922 (1981)

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MALCOLM FORSYTH
(b. 1936)

Born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He studied at the University of Cape Town where his teachers included Mátyás Seiber, Erik Chisholm, Gideon Fagan and Stefans Grové. Later on he had additional composition lessons with Ronald Stevenson in London. He emigrated to Canada in 1968 was a trombonist in the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and joined the staff of the University of Alberta. He had begun his careers as trombonist and composer in South Africa but started composing more productively in Canada. His catalogue is mostly for orchestra and chamber groups and his other major orchestral works include 3 Symphonies, Sketches from Natal and Concertos for Cello ("Electra Rising"), Saxophone ("Tre Vie"), Accordion and 3 Concerti Grossi.

Piano Concerto (1973-5)

Jane Coop (piano)/Mario Bernardi/Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3 and Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1)
CBC SMCD 5124 (1993)

Trumpet Concerto (1993)

James Thompson (trumpet)/Raffi Armenian/Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra
( + Nimmons: Trumpet Concerto and Hétu: Trumpet Concerto)
CBC SMCD 5130 (1993)

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PATRICK GOWERS
(b. 1936)

Born in London. He studied and taught at Cambridge. A very successful composer for the movies and television, he has also composed concert music notably two concertos, a serenade, a rhapsody and a suite "The Death of Loma" all for guitar and orchestra. Other compositions include the choral "Veni, Creator Spiritus" and pieces for solo organ. He also conducts jazz orchestras and has been the jazz critic for the Financial Times.

Chamber Concerto for Guitar

John Williams (guitar)/Godfrey Salmon/chamber ensemble
( + Scarlatti: 6 Sonatas)
CBS M 72979 (LP) (1972)

Suite for Solo Violin and Chamber Orchestra

José-Luis Garcia (violin)/Raymond Leppard/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Gowers: Suite for Violin and Chamber Orchestra, Doyle: Thistle and the Rose, J. Strauss II: Albion Polka, etc.)
EMI CLASSICS CDC 54164-2 (1990)

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DEREK HEALEY
(b. 1936)

Born in Wargrave, Berkshire. He studied composition at the Royal College of Music with Herbert Howells and had further lessons in Italy with Goffredo Petrassi, Bruno Porena and Luciano Berio. He went to Canada and taught at the Universities of Victoria, Toronto, Waterloo and before moving on to the USA. He has composed in practically every genre with his orchestral catalogue containing 3 Symphonies, Arctic Images (his most popular work) and a Triple Concerto for Flute, Piano and Synthesizer.

Concerto for Organ, String Orchestra and Timpani (1960)

Derek Healey (organ)/John Avison/CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra
( + Adaskin: Bassoon Concerto, Willan: Overture to an Unwritten Comedy and Mather: Music for Vancouver)
CBC BR SM 143 (LP) (1970)

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MICHAEL CONWAY BAKER
(b. 1937)

Born in West Palm Beach, Florida. After moving to Canada in 1958, he studied at the London (Ontario) College of Music and then with Jean Coulthard and Elliot Weisgarber at the University of British Columbia. He had further lessons with Lennox Berkeley in London. He became a teacher at the University of British Columbia and has composed prolifically in various genres including over 200 scores for films, television and videos. Among his many concert works for orchestra are 2 Symphonies, Concertos for Harp and Clarinet, Pacific Suite and Vancouver Variations for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra.

Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1975)

Robert Silverman (piano)/Kazuyoshi Akiyama CBC Vancouver Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto, Counterplay, Planet for the Taking: Suite, 4 Songs for Ann and Fanfare for EXPO ’86)
CBC SMCD 5107 (1991)

Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra (1974)

Maria Piccinini (flute)/Kazuyoshi Akiyama CBC Vancouver Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto, Counterplay, Planet for the Taking: Suite, 4 Songs for Ann and Fanfare for EXPO ’86)
CBC SMCD 5107 (1991)

Concerto for Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra "Summit Concerto" (1994)

David Hickman (trumpet)/Timothy Russell/Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra
( + Flight of Aphrodite and Through the Lion’s Gate)
SUMMIT RECORDS SMT 182 (1995)

Counterplay for Viola and String Orchestra (1971)

Steven Dann (viola)/Kazuyoshi Akiyama CBC Vancouver Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto, Piano Concerto, Planet for the Taking: Suite, 4 Songs for Ann and Fanfare for EXPO ’86)
CBC SMCD 5107 (1991)

The Flight of Aphrodite for Violin and Chamber Orchestra (1993)

Michael Davis (violin)/Timothy Russell/Pro Musica hamber Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concerto and Through the Lion’s Gate)
SUMMIT RECORDS SMT 182 (1995)

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DAVID BEDFORD
(b. 1937)

Born in London. He studied at the Trinity College of Music and then with Lennox Berkeley at the Royal Academy of Music. He had additional studies with Luigi Nono in Rome. He taught at Queen’s College in London. He has composed in many genres and styles and has written much music for educational purposes. He has also composed 2 numbered Symphonies, a Symphony for 12 Musicians and a Trumpet Concerto.

Recorder Concerto (1994)

Piers Adams (recorder)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Alleluia Timpanis and Twelve Hours of Sunset)
NMC D049 (1998)

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GORDON CROSSE
(b.1937)

Born in Bury, Lancashire. He studied music history with Egon Wellesz at Oxford and composition with Goffredo Petrassi at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He held various teaching and composer-in-residence positions at the Universities of Birmingham, Essex and Cambridge. The Symphony No. 1 was originally written in 1965 as a Sinfonia Concertante. His other major orchestral works include Symphony No. 2 (1975), two Violin Concertos, a Cello Concerto and a Concerto for Chamber Orchestra.

Concerto for Viola and String Orchestra with French Horn

Matthew Jones (viola)/Timothy Jackson (horn)/Timothy Reynish/Manchester Sinfonia
( + Brief Encounter, Fantasia, Manduell: Flutes Concerto and Double Concerto)
METIER MSV77201 (2013)

Cello Concerto (1979)

Alexander Baillie (cello)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Memories of Morning: Night and Some Members of a Ground)
NMC D058 (1999)

Water Music for Recorder and String Orchestra (1982-8)

John Turner (recorder)/Louise Thomson (harp)/Philip Mackenzie/Manchester Camerata Ensemble
( + A. Butterworth: Rêverie, Reizenstein: Partita, Cooke: Divertimento, Hopkins: Suite, Jackson: Moonrise, Hurd: Three-Piece Suite, Hedges: Three Miniatures and Pehkonen: Concerto Over the Water)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7191 (2007)

Ariadne – Concertante for Solo Oboe and Twelve Players, Op. 31 (1972)

Sarah Francis (oboe)/Michael Lankester/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Changes)
LYRITA SRCD.259 (2007)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 842) (1976)

Brief Encounter for Oboe d'Amore, Recorder and Strings Orchestra (2012)

Richard Simpson (oboe d'amore)/John Turner (recorder)/Timothy Reynish/Manchester Sinfonia
( + Concerto for Viola, Fantasia, Manduell: Flutes Concerto and Double Concerto)
METIER MSV77201 (2013)


Fantasia on "Ca' the Yowes" for Recorder, Harp and Strings Orchestra

John Turner (recorder)/Timothy Reynish/Manchester Sinfonia
( + Concerto for Viola, Brief Encounter, Manduell: Flutes Concerto and Double Concerto)
METIER MSV77201 (2013)

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JOHN OGDON
(1937- 1989)

Born in Manchester. He studied at the Royal Manchester of Music and then had further training with Egon Wellesz, Denis Matthews, Myra Hess and Ilona Kabos. His career as a brilliant pianist began while he was still a student and he specialized in performing modern and formidable works. He taught at the University of Indiana’s School of Music in Bloomington. He composed steadily and produced over 200 works mostly for piano. He wrote a 2nd Piano Concerto and several large-scale works for orchestra and a Symphony was in the planning stages at the time of his death.

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1968)

John Ogdon (piano)/Lawrence Foster/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Sonata, Theme and Variations and Piano Concertos by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Bartók, Glazunov and other works by Franck, Liszt, Litolff and Fauré)
EMI 392747-2 (4 CDs) (2007)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2709) (1971)

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GUY WOOLFENDEN
(b. 1937)

Born in Ipswich. His higher musical education was at Cambridge and at the Guildhall School of Music. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and was its music director for 36 years. He produced numerous scores for theater productions in England and abroad but also independent works for orchestra, wind bands and chamber ensembles.

Clarinet Concerto (1985, rev. 2002)
( + Paul: Clarinet Concerto, G. Bush: Rhapsody, Horovitz: Concertante for Clarinet, Cruft: Clarinet Concertino, MacDonald: Cuban Rondo and Ridout: Clarinet Concertino)
WHITELINE CDWHL 2141 (2003)

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HOWARD BLAKE
(b. 1938)

Born in London. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Howard Ferguson and Harold Craxton. He is an extremely prolific composer (584 opus numbers as of May 2007) who has divided his time between music for movies and televison and music for the concert hall. His work for the media has brought him great fame. His other major orchestral works are a Symphony in One Movement, Sinfonietta for Brass and a Concerto for Oboe.

Piano Concerto, 0p.412 (1991)

Howard Blake (piano)/Sir David Willcocks/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Diversions and Toccata)
SONY CLASSICAL 88697376972 (2008)
(original CD release: SONY CD HB3 23) (1991)

Violin Concerto, Op. 441 "The Leeds" (1992)

Christiane Edinger (violin)/Paul Daniel/Northern Phulharmonia
( + Sinfonietta and A Month in the Country: Suite)
ASV CD DCA905 (1994)

Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra, Op. 493a (1996)

Jaime Martin (flute)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
(+ Clarinet Concerto, Bassoon Concerto and Serenade for Wind Octet)
PENTATONE PTC 5186506 (2013)

Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 329a (1984)

Dame Thea King (clarinet)/Andrew Litton/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Seiber: Clarinet Concertino and Lutosławski: 5 Dance Preludes)
HYPERION CDH55068 (2002)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA66215) (1987)

Andrew Marriner (clarinet)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
(+ Flute Concerto, Bassoon Concerto and Serenade for Wind Octet)
PENTATONE PTC 5186506 (2013)


Concerto for Bassoon and String Orchestra, Op. 607 (2009)

Gustavo Nuñez (bassoon)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
(+ Clarinet Concerto, Flute Concerto and Serenade for Wind Octet)
PENTATONE PTC 5186506 (2013)

Diversions for Cello and Orchestra, Op.337 (1984)

Robert Cohen (cello)/Howard Blake/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Toccata)
SONY CLASSICAL 88697376972 (2008)
(original CD release: SONY CD HB3 23) (1991)

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JACQUES HÉTU
(b. 1938)

Born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. He first studied music at the University of Ottawa and then at the Quebec Conservatory of Music at Montreal with Clermont Pépin, Isabelle Delorme and Jean-Papineau Couture. He had further lessons with Lukas Foss at the Music Center and in Paris with Henri Dutilleux and Olivier Messiaen. He taught at several schools in the Montreal area and became director of the music department at the University of Quebec at Montreal. His catalogue comprises orchestral, chamber and vocal music. His other major orchestral works are 3 Symphonies and Symphonie Concertante for Wind Quintet and Strings, Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and Chamber Orchestra.

Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15 (1969)

Irma Vallecillo (piano)/ Pierre Hétu/Louisville Orchestra
( + Healey: Arctic Images)
LOUISVILLE LS 769 (LP) (1976)

Robert Silverman (piano)/Boris Brott/Orchester der Beethovenhalle-Bonn
( + Symonds: Impulse, Kenins: Beatae Voces Tenebrae, Weinzweig:Dummiyah and Tremblay: Jeux de Solstices)
RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL RCI 477 (2 LPs) (1977)

Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 64 (2000)

André Laplante (piano)/Mario Bernardi/CBC Radio Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto, Clarinet Concerto and Bassoon Concerto)
CBC SMCD 5228 (2003)

Flute Concerto, Op. 51 (1991)

Robert Cram (flute)/Mario Bernardi/CBC Radio Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Clarinet Concerto and Bassoon Concerto)
CBC SMCD 5228 (2003)

Clarinet Concerto, Op. 37 (1987)

Joaquin Valdepeñas (clarinet)/Mario Bernardi/CBC Radio Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Flute Concerto and Bassoon Concerto)
CBC SMCD 5228 (2003)

Bassoon Concerto, Op. 31 (1979)

Christopher Millard (bassoon)/Mario Bernardi/CBC Radio Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Clarinet Concerto and Bassoon Concerto)
CBC SMCD 5228 (2003)

Trumpet Concerto, Op. 43 (1988)

James Thompson (trumpet)/Raffi Armenian/Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra
( + Nimmons: Trumpet Concerto and Forsyth: Trumpet Concerto)
CBC SMCD 5130 (1993)

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DAVID LYON
(b. 1938)

Born in Walsall. West Midlands. He studied at the Birmingham School of Music and at the Royal Academy of Music with John Gardner and finished his musical education at the University of Bristol. He performs as a jazz pianist. His compositional catalogue is divided between serious and lighter music and he has written for the theater. His orchestral works include a Piano Concerto in One Movement, Concerto for Chamber Orchestra and Variations for Orchestra.

Concerto for Horn and Strings

Michael Thompson (horn)/David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Fantasia on a Nursery Song, Farnham Suite, Country Lanes, Fairytale Suite, Overture to a Comic Opera, Waltz and Ballet for Orchestra)
MARCO POLO 8.225039 (1999)

Concertino for Recorder and Strings

John Turner (recorder)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Pitfield: Recorder Concertino and 3 Nautical Sketches, Gregson: 3 Matisse Impressions, Arnold: Recorder Concertino, Lane: Suite Ancienne, Lyon: Concertino, Parrott: Prelude and Waltz and Bullard: Recipes)
OLYMPIA OCD-667 (2000)

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VICTOR DAVIES
(b. 1939)

Born in Winnipeg. He studied at the Universities of Manitoba and Indiana and had conducting lessons with Pierre Boulez. He has pursued a musical career as pianist, conductor and composer. His large compositional catalogue is wide-ranging covering many genres and styles from religious choral works to rock operas. His orchestral output includes 2 Symphonies, Jazz Concertos for Piano and Organ and a Violin Concerto.

Piano Concerto No. 1 "The Mennonite Piano Concerto" (1975)

Irmgard Baerg (piano)/Boris Brott/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Good Times Suite)
CAMPION RECORDS RRCD1304 (1989)
(original LP release: DUECK FILM PRODUCTIONS PSC 101) (1983)

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JONATHAN HARVEY
(1939-2012)

Born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. He studied at Cambridge and privately with Erwin Stein and Hans Keller. He also took courses in Darmstadt, Germany and with Milton Babbitt at Princeton. He taught at the Universities of Southampton and Sussex as well as at Stanford University in America. He composed prolifically and his catalogue covers operas and works for orchestra, chamber groups and voices. For orchestra he has also written a Symphony, the symphonic poem "Persephone Dream" and a Percussion Concerto.

Cello Concerto (1990)

Frances Uitti (cello)/Jose Ramon Encinar/Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
( + Curve with Plateaux, Ricercare una Melodia, 3 Sketches and Philia’s Dream)
ETCETERA RECORDS 1148 (1995)


Bird Concerto with Pianosong (2001)

Hidéki Nagano (piano)/David Atherton, conductor/London Sinfonietta
( + Ricercare una melodia for oboe, Ricercare una melodia for cello and Other Presences)
NMC NMCD177 (2011)

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JOHN McCABE
(b. 1939)

Born in Huyton, Liverpool. He studied composition at the University of Manchester with Humphrey Proctor- Gregg and at Royal Manchester College of Music with Thomas Pitfield. He had further training at the Munich Academy of Music as well as private lessons with Harald Genzmer. He has had a multi-faceted career as composer, pianist and teacher. His catalogue is extensive and includes works for the theatre, orchestral and chamber music. His other large-scale orchestral works include 4 Symphonies, Symphony "Edward II" (1998. from ballet of the same name), The Chagall Windows, 2 Violin Concertos, Piano Concerto No. 3 and Concertos for Flute, Oboe and Oboe d’Amore.

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1966)

John McCabe (piano)/Christopher Austin/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Arthur Pendragon: Suite No. 1 and Pilgrim)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7179 (2007)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1970)

Masashi Honma (piano)/Donatas Katkus/St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra Lithuania
( + Concertante Variations, Six-Minute Symphony and Sonata on a Motet)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7133 (2004)

Concerto Funèbre for Viola and Chamber Orchestra (1962)

Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + Holst: Lyric Movement, Alwyn: Pastoral Fantasia, Maconchy: Romance and Matthews: Winter Remembered)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7186 (2007)

Clarinet Concerto (1977)

Janet Hilton (clarinet)/Rumon Gamba/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Harper: Clarinet Concerto, Hoddinott: Clarinet Concerto No 2 and Maconchy: Clarinet Concertino No. 2)
CLARINET CLASSICS CC0034 (2001)

Flute Concerto (1989-90)

Emily Beynon (flute)/Vernon Handley/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
HYPERION CDA67089 (1999)


Oboe Concerto (1994)

Jinny Shaw (oboe)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + Joubert: Concerto for Oboe and Strings, Leighton: Concerto for Oboe and Strings, Britten: Phantasy for Oboe and String Trio and C. McDowall: The Gentle Dove)
GUILD GMCD 7383 (2013)


Concerto for 2 Violins and String Orchestra "Les Martinets Noirs" (2003)

Harriet Mackenzie and Philippa Mo (violins)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova Ensemble
( + Rain Forest I and II and Caravan)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7290 (2012)


Rainforest II for Trumpet and String Orchestra (1987)

Angela Whelan (trumpet)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + Concerto for 2 Violins and String Orchestra, Rain Forest I and Caravan)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7290 (2012)

Concerto for Orchestra (1982)

Douglas Bostock/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hoddinott: Concerto for Orchestra and Gregson: Contrasts)
CLASSICO CLASSCD 384 (2002)

Sir Georg Solti/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1983)

( + Chagall Windows and Arnold: Philharmonic Concerto)
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA LPO0023 (2008)

Concertante Variations on a Theme of Nicholas Maw (1970)

Donatas Katkus/St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra Lithuania
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Six-Minute Symphony and Sonata on a Motet)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7133 (2004)

Domestic Life for Recorder and String Orchestra (2000)

John Turner (recorder)/ Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Leighton: Concerto op.88, Gardner: Petite Suite, Lawson: Song of the Lesser Twayblade), Lane: Suite Champêtre, Mellers: Aubade, Milford: Two Pipe Tunes, Kay: Mr Pitfield's Pavane and Dodgson: Concerto Chacony)
WHITE LINE CD WHL 2143 (2002)

 

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PATRIC STANDFORD
(b. 1939)

Born in Barnsley, Yorkshire. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music with Edmund Rubbra and Raymond Jones. He had further lessons with Gian Francesco Malipiero in Italy and Witold Lutosławski in Poland. He taught at the Guildhall School and later became director of the music school at the University of Leeds. He has composed in all genres including a considerable number of major works for orchestra, including 5 numbered Symphonies He also wrote a Piano Concerto (1979), a Violin Concerto (1975) and a Concertino for Harpsichord and Small Orchestra (1999).

Cello Concerto (1974, rev. 2004)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and The Naiades: Prelude to a Fantasy)
BRITISH MUSIC SOCIETY BMS441CD (2012)

 

DAVID BECK
(b. 1941)

Born near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. He studied at Cambridge and received encouragement from Herbert Howells. He worked as a violinist in several orchestras and has done arrangements and written original pieces in various genres for the Hallé Brass and Wind Quintets, the Northern Chamber Orchestra and other groups. He wrote another Concerto for Recorder and various other works for small groups of instruments.

Flûte-à-Beck for Recorder and Strings

John Turner (recorder)/Philip McKenzie/Camerata Ensemble
( + Gal: Concerino, Parrott: Sinfonia Concertante, Hope: Birthday Concerto, Ellis: Divertimento Elegiaco and Dubery: Mrs. Harris in Paris)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7154 (2004)

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GEOFFREY BURGON
(1941-2010)

Born in Hambledon, Hampshire. He taught himself to play the trumpet as a teenager and studied this instrument at the Guildhall School of Music in London where he also took composition lessons from Peter Wishart. Later on, he began studying privately with composer Lennox Berkeley. He has composed music in many genres but has achieved his greatest fame with scores for television and movies. His orchestral output also includes Concertos for Piano (1997) and Trumpet (1993).

Viola Concerto "Ghosts of the Dance" (2008)

Philip Dukes (viola)/ Rumon Gamba/City of London Sinfonia
( + Cello Concerto and Merciless Beauty)
CHANDOS CHAN 10592 (2010)

Cello Concerto (2009)

Josephine Knight (cello)/Rumon Gamba/City of London Sinfonia
( + Viola Concerto and Merciless Beauty)
CHANDOS  CHAN 10592 (2010)

 

EDWARD HARPER
(1941-2009)

Born in Taunton, Somerset. He studied at Oxford and with Gordon Jacob at the Royal College of Music. Additional lessons were received in Milan from Franco Donatoni. He taught at the University of Edinburgh and was musical director of the New Music Group of London. His catalogue contains operas as well as orchestra, chamber and vocal works. His major works for orchestra include a Symphony and a Piano Concerto.

Clarinet Concerto (1982)

Janet Hilton (clarinet)/Rumon Gamba/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Maconchy: Clarinet Concertino No. 2, Hoddinott: Clarinet Concerto No 2 and McCabe Clarinet Concerto)
CLARINET CLASSICS CC0034 (2001)

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PHILIP BRACANIN
(b. 1942)

Born in Boulder, Western Australia. He studied at the University of Western Australia. He became a professor at the University of Queensland. His catalogue includes works for orchestra as well as chamber, vocal and instrumental music. Some of his other orchestral works are 3 Symphonies, 2 Concertos for Orchestra, Concertos for Piano, Viola, Cello and Oboe.

Violin Concerto (1983)

Dene Olding (violin)/Stuart Challender/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Guitar Concerto and Clarinet Concerto)
ABC CLASSICS 446 476-2 (1994)

Guitar Concerto (1991)

Karin Schaupp (guitar)/Ronald Spiegelman/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Clarinet Concerto)
ABC CLASSICS 446 476-2 (1994)

Clarinet Concerto (1985)

Floyd Williams (clarinet)/Richard Mills/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Guitar Concerto)
ABC CLASSICS 446 476-2 (1994)

Trombone Concerto (1976, rev. 1986)

Warwick Tyrell (trombone)/Patrick Thomas/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
( + Wagenseil: Trombone Concerto, Bracanin: Trombone Concerto and Currie: Tumbling Strain)
ABC CLASSICS ABC4764234 (2011)
(original CD release: ABC CLASSICS 438825 (1993)

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JOHN GOLLAND
(1942-1993)

Born in Ashton-under-Lyme, Manchester. He learned to play several instruments before attending the Royal Manchester College of Music where Thomas Pitfield was his teacher of composition. He played the euphonium for and was the conductor of several bands. The majority of his original compositions and arrangements were written for brass and wood bands including 2 Concertos for Euphonium as well as a Flugelhorn Concerto. However, there are also works for orchestra such as 3 Sinfoniettas.

Tuba Concerto, Op. 46 (c. 1982)

James Gourlay (tuba)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
(Gregson: Tuba Concerto, Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto and Steptoe: Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.557754 (2006)

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ELIS PEHKONEN
(b. 1942)

Born in Swaffham, Norfolk. He received his first lessons from Benjamin Britten and studied at the Royal College of Music with Peter Racine Fricker. He also had some consultation lessons from Lennox Berkeley, Geoffrey Bush, Richard Rodney Bennett, Alan Ridout and Anthony Payne. He taught at the Cirencester School and conducted its Percussion Ensemble in concerts and broadcasts of contemporary music. He has composed orchestral, choral, chamber and vocal music. His other Concertos are for 2 Pianos, Violin, Viola, Bassoon and Vibraphone.

Concerto for Recorder and String Orchestra "Over the Waves" (2004)

John Turner (recorder)/Philip Mackenzie/Manchester Camerata Ensemble
( + Cooke: Divertimento, A. Butterworth: Rêverie, Jackson: Moonrise, Hurd: Three-Piece Suite, Hedges: Three Miniatures and and Crosse: Water Music)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7191 (2007)

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PHILIP SPRATLEY
(b. 1942)

Born in Balderton, Nottinghamshire. He played the piano and organ as a youth and then studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music where Thomas Pitfield was his composition teacher. He held various teaching positions including a 20 year stint as Director of Music at Bourne Abbey. His catalogue is not extensive but includes the opera "Rutterkin," A Choral Symphony and a Violin Concerto.

Clarinet Concertino, Op. 27 "Byard's Leap"

Linda Merrick (clarinet)/Philip Spratley/Manchester Sinfonia
( + Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, Recorder Concertino and Suite for Harp, Trumpet and Strings)
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0088 (2009)

Recorder Concertino, Op. 26 "A Gallery of Cats"

John Turner (recorder)/Philip Spratley/Manchester Sinfonia
( + Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, Clarinet Concertino and Suite for Harp, Trumpet and Strings)
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0088 (2009)

 

 

GAVIN BRYARS
(b. 1943)

Born in Goole, Yorkshire. He studied composition privately with Cyril Ramsey, George Linstead and Ben Johnston and also at the Northern School of Music. He held a number of teaching positions and also founded and conducted his own Gavin Bryars Ensemble. His very large catalogue covers most genres and ranges from operas to works for solo piano and voice as well as electronic music. Most of his works, including those for orchestra, are of an experimental nature.

Piano Concerto "The Solway Canal" (2010)

Ralph van Raat (piano)/Otto Tausk/Cappella Amsterdam
( + After Handel's Vesper and Ramble on Cortona)
NAXOS 8.572570 (2011)

Violin Concerto "The Bulls of Bashan" (2000)

Gwen Hoebig (violin)/Owen Underhill/CBC Radio Orchestra
( + By the Vaar. Three Songs and The Porazzi Fragment)
CBC SM CD5223 (2002)

Cello Concerto "Farewell to Philosophy" (1995)

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)/James Judd/English Chamber Orchestra
( + The Green Ray, Jesus' Blood never failed me yet, The Sinking of the Titanic, One Last Bar, Then Joe Can Sing, Les Fiançailles,The North Shore. and Adnan Songbook)
PHILIPS 473296-2 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original CD release: POINT MUSIC 454 126-2) (1996)

The Green Ray for Saxophone and Orchestra (1991)

John Harle (saxophone)/Ivor Bolton/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Nyman: Where the Bee Dances and Westbrook: Bean Rows and Blues Shots)
ARGO 433 847-2 (1992)

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EDWARD COWIE
(b. 1943)

Born in Birmingham. He studied at various schools including the University of London with Peter Racine Fricker and at the Trinity School of Music as well as privately with Alexander Goehr and Witold Lutosławski. He taught at the University of Lancester and in Kassel, Germany before relocating to Australia where he continued his academic career. His catalogue is large with a strong emphasis on orchestral and vocal works. Among his other orchestral works are 2 numbered Symphonies, a Choral Symphony, 2 Concertos for Clarinet and Concertos for Piano, Harp and Oboe.

Clarinet Concerto No. 2 (1983)

Alan Hacker (clarinet)/Howard Williams/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Orchestra)
HYPERION A66120 (LP) (1984)

Concerto for Orchestra (1984)

Howard Williams/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto No. 2)
HYPERION A66120 (LP) (1984)

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FRANÇOIS DOMPIERRE
(b. 1943)

Born in Ottawa. He studied composition with Clermont Pépin at Conservatoire de Musique du Québec. He began his professional musical career as an arranger and writer and singer of popular songs. He gave up his career as a popular performer and started writing and conducting more serious music and went to Paris for additional studies. He continued to write lighter music for movies and television but also more substantial works such as a Violin Concerto.

Piano Concerto in A major (1977)

Edith Boivin-Béluse (piano)/Charles Dutoit/Montreal Symphony Orchestra
( + Harmonica Flash)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2531 265 (LP) (1980)

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ROSS EDWARDS
(b. 1943)

Born in Sydney. He studied at the New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music and the University of Adelaide with teachers that included Peter Sculthorpe and Richard Meale. He went to the UK for further lessons with Peter Maxwell Davies and also with Sándor Veress in Switzerland. He has done some teaching but has been able to devote most of his musical time to composing. His large catalogue includes works for orchestra, chamber groups and voice. He has written 5 Symphonies and other works for orchestra.

Piano Concerto (1982)

Dennis Hennig (piano)/Myer Fredman/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Williamson: 2 Piano Concerto and Sculthorpe: Piano Concerto)
ELOQUENCE 426483 (2002)
(original release: ABC AC 1074 (non-commercial LP) (1982)

Violin Concerto "Maninyas" (1988)

Adele Anthony (violin)/Arvo Volmer/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
( + Sibelius: Violin Concerto)
CANARY CLASSICS CC09 (2011)

Dene Olding (violin)/Stuart Challender/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony and Yarrageh)
ABC CLASSICS 438 610-2 (1992)

Concerto for Guitar and Strings (1994-5)

Karin Schaupp (guitar)/Richard Mills/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Mountain Village in a Clearing Mist, Veni Creator Spiritus and White Ghost Dancing)
ABC CLASSICS 476 227-0 (2004)

Oboe Concerto (2002)

Diana Doherty (oboe)/Arno Volmer/Mel1994-5borne Symphony Orchestra
( + Yanada and Ulpirra)
ABC CLASSICS 4767173 (CD single) (2005)

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ROBIN HOLLOWAY
(b. 1943)

Born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. He studied privately with Alexander Goehr and got his musical degrees at Oxford. He has taught at Cambridge since 1975 and is also very active as a music journalist and broadcaster. His catalogue of compositions is large and includes an opera and many orchestral, chamber and vocal works. Some other major orchestral are a Symphony, Concertos Nos. 1 and 4 for Orchestra and Concertos for Viola, Double Bass, Organ, Clarinet and Bassoon.

Violin Concerto, Op. 70 (1990)

Ernst Kovacic (violin)/Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Matthias Bamert
( + Concerto for Horn and Orchestra)
NMC ANCORA D097 (2003)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS COL 1439) (1994)

Horn Concerto, Op. 43 (1980)

Barry Tuckwell (horn)/Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Matthias Bamert
( + Concerto for Horn and Orchestra)
NMCD097 (2003)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS COL 1439) (1994)

Concerto for Orchestra No. 2, Op. 40 (1978-9)

Oliver Knussen/BBC Symphony Orchestra
NMCD015 (1994)

Concerto for Orchestra No. 3, Op. 76 (1981-94)

Michael Tilson Thomas/London Symphony Orchestra
NMC CD NMCD039 (1997)

Romanza for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 31 (1976)

Erich Gruenberg (violin)/Richard Hickox/ City of London Sinfonia
( + Sea-Surface Full of Clouds)
CHANDOS CHAN 9228 (1994)
(original LP release: ABRD1056) (1982)

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DAVID MATTHEWS (b. 1943)

Born in London. He studied composition privately with Anthony Milner and received advice from Nicholas Maw (b. 1935, composed a Sinfonia for Small Orchestra). He has written books and articles on music and served as Benjamin Britten’s assistant at Alderburgh. He has composed orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal and piano works. His orchestral catalogue includes 6 Symphonies, 2 Violin Concertos and an Oboe Concerto.

Piano Concerto, Op. 111 (2009)

Laura Mikkola (piano)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + Piano Sonata, Variations for Piano, Two Dionysus Dithyrambs and One to Tango)
Laura Mikkola (piano)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0166 (2013)

Violin Concerto No.1, Op. 31 (1980-2)

Philippe Graffin (violin)/George Vass/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 2, Oboe Converto and After Sunrise)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7261 (2010)

Violin Concerto No. 2, Op.74 (1997-8)

Philippe Graffin (violin)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + Violin Concerto No. 1, Oboe Converto and After Sunrise)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7261 (2010)


Romanza for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 49

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)/Raymond Leppard/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Gowers: Suite for Violin and Chamber Orchestra, Doyle: Thistle and the Rose, J. Strauss II: Albion Polka, etc.)
EMI CLASSICS CDC 54164-2 (1990)

Viola Concertino "Winter Remembered", Op. 86

Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + McCabe: Lyric Movement, Alwyn: Pastoral Fantasia, Maconchy: Romance and Holst: Winter Remembered)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7186 (2007)

Concerto in Azzurro for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 87 (2000–02)

Guy Johnston (cello)/Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Music of Dawn and A Vision and a Journey)
CHANDOS CHAN 10487 (2009)


Oboe Concerto, Op.57 (1991-2)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)/George Vass/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 1, Oboe Converto and After Sunrise)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7261 (2010)

 

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ROGER SMALLEY
(b. 1943)

Born in Swinton, Manchester. He studied at the Royal College of Music where his composition teachers were Peter Racine Fricker and John White. He had private lessons with Alexander Goehr and studied with Karlheinz Stockhausen in Cologne. He went to Australia in 1971 and taught at the University of Western Australia. As a pianist he has performed much music by avant- garde composers. He has written for the theater as well as orchestral, chamber and vocal music. His other works for orchestra include a Symphony and a Concerto for Contrabassoon.

Piano Concerto (1985)

Roger Smalley (piano)/Patrick Thomas/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony)
VOX AUSTRALIS VAST003-2 (2000)
(original CD release: OZ MUSIC OZM-1001) (1987)

Concerto for Cello and 17 Players (1996)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Roger Smalley/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto, Kaleidoscope and Scriabin/Smalley: 10 Poems for Chamber Orchestra)
ABC CLASSICS 9800475 (2003)

Oboe Concerto (1996)

Joel Marangella (oboe)/Roger Smalley/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto, Kaleidoscope and 10 Poems for Chamber Orchestra)
ABC CLASSICS 9800475 (2003)

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BARRY CONYNGHAM
(b. 1944)

Born in Sydney. He studied privately with Richard Meale and then with Peter Sculthorpe at the University of Sydney and got his music doctorate at the University of Melbourne before going to Japan for lessons with Toru Takemitsu. He held a number of teaching positions both in Australia and abroad before becoming head of the Creative Arts School at the University of Wollongong. He has written operas as well as works for orchestra, chamber groups and voice. His larger orchestral works beyond those listed below are Concertos for Harp, Double Bass and Percussion.

Monuments – Concerto for Piano, DX7 and Orchestra (1989)

Tamás Ungár (piano and synthesizer)/Geoffrey Simon/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Southern Cross)
CALA CACD 1008 (1992)

Southern Cross – Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra (1981)

Robert Davidovici (violin)/Tamás Ungár (piano)/ Geoffrey Simon/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Southern Cross)
CALA CACD 1008 (1992)

Wanda Wilkomirska (violin)/Roger Woodward (piano)/Niklaus Wyss/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Ice Carving)
HMV (Australia) OASD-270403 (1986)

Ice Carving for Violin and Four String Orchestras (1977)

Wilfred Lehmann (violin)/John Hopkins/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Southern Cross)
HMV (Australia) OASD-270403 (1986)

Concerto for Cello and String Orchestra (1990)

David Pereira (cello)/Australian Chamber Orchestra
( + Vine: Canzona and Plush: Bakery Hill Rising)
ANTHOLOGY OF AUSTRALIAN MUSIC ON DISC CSM:9 (1989)

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FRANK CORCORAN
(b. 1944)

Born in Tipperary. He studied in Dublin, Rome and with Boris Blacher in Berlin. He worked as a music inspector for the Irish Board of Education and taught at various schools in Germany and America. He has written orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and electronic music. His other orchestral works include: 4 Symphonies, Chamber Symphony and Symphony for 23 Wind Instruments.

Concerto for String Orchestra (1982)

David Robertson/New Irish Chamber Orchestra, conductor
( + Sweeney’s Smithereens, Trauerfelder, Tradurre Tradire and Cúig Amhráin ghan Fhocail)
COMPOSERS’ ART LABEL CAL-13017 (2005)

Quasi un Concerto (2003)

Berislav Sipus/Cantus Ensemble of Zagreb
( + Quasi una Visione, Quasi Variations, Quasi un Pizzacato, Ice-Etchings and 9 Aspects of a Poem)
COMPOSERS’ ART LABEL CAL-13021 (2006)

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LYELL CRESSWELL
(b. 1944)

Born in Wellington, New Zealand. He studied at the Universities of Victoria (Australia), Toronto and Aberdeen and Utrecht and has taught at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. His catalogue encompasses works for orchestra, chamber groups, solo piano and harpsichord and voice. Some of his other works are
Accordion Concerto (1995), Trombone Concerto (1997), Concerto for Violin and Soprano (2001) and Concerto for Chamber Orchestra (2002).

Piano Concerto (2010)

Stephen De Pledge (piano)/Hamish McKeich/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Orchestra and String Quartet and Landscapes of the Soul)
NAXOS 8.573199 (2014)

Cello Concerto (1984)

Roman Jablonsky (cello)/Richard Bernas/CSR Symphony Orchestra
( + A Modern Ecstasy)
CONTINUUM CCD1033 (1991)


Concerto for Orchestra and String Quartet (1996)

New Zealand String Quartet/Hamish McKeich/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Landscapes of the Soul)
NAXOS 8.573199 (2014)

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STEVE GRAY
(1944-2008)

Born in Middlebrough. He played the piano at an early age and then mastered other instruments. He played in various popular bands but also composed simultaneously. His works encompass various idioms and includes a Piano Concerto.

Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra (1989)

John Williams (guitar)/Paul Daniel/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Harvey: Concerto Antico)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 68337 (1996)

 

CHRISTOPHER GUNNING
(b. 1944)

Born in Cheltenham. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music where his teachers included Edmund Rubbra and Richard Rodney Bennett. Until quite recently most of his compositional efforts have been devoted to scores for movies and television and he has had great success in this area. Of late, however, he has composed a number of concert works including 3 Symphonies as well as Concertos for Oboe and Clarinet.

Piano Concerto (2001)

Olga Dudnik (piano)/Christopher Gunning/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Storm)
ALBANY TROY 686 (2004)

Guitar Concerto "Requerdos do Mallorca" (2011)

Craig Ogden (guitar)/Christopher Gunning/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto and Flute Concertino)
DISCOVERY MUSIC AND VISION DMV104 (2013)

Oboe Concerto (2004)

Verity Gunning (oboe)/Christopher Gunning/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies No. 3 and 4)
CHANDOS CHAN 10525 (2009)

Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra (2005)

Michael Whight (clarinet)/Christopher Gunning/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Guitar Concerto and Flute Concertino)
DISCOVERY MUSIC AND VISION DMV104 (2013)

Saxophone Concerto "On Hungerford Bridge" (1998)

John Harle (saxophone)/Christopher Gunning/Academy of St. Martin’s in the Fields
( + Tate: London Fields, Haydn Wood: London Landmarks, Watts: Metropolis, Morley: Rotten Row, Lane: London Salute and Lewis: Festival of London March)
WHITE LINE CD WHL 2138 (2002)

Concertino for Flute and Small Orchestra (2011)

Catherine Handley (flute)/Christopher Gunning/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Guitar Concerto and Clarinet Concerto)
DISCOVERY MUSIC AND VISION DMV104 (2013)

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MICHAEL NYMAN
(b. 1944)

Born in London. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music and with Thurston Dart at King’s College London. He wrote the libretto for Harrison Birtwistle’s opera "Down by the Greenwood Side" and then started on careers as music journalist and film score composer. He achieved great fame in the latter occupation. He writes both popular and art music with equal fluency. His concert music has been written for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instruments and voice.

The Piano Concerto (1993)

John Lenehan (piano)/Takuo Yuasa/Ulster Orchestra
( + Where the Bee Dances)
NAXOS 8.554168  (1998)

Kathryn Stott (piano)/Michael Nyman/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + MGV)
ARGO 443 382-2 (1994)

Double Concerto for Saxophone, Cello and Orchestra (1996)

John Harle (soprano and alto saxophones)/
Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)/Michael Nyman/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Harpsichord Concerto and Trombone Concerto)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 0847502 (2011)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 7243 5 56487-2) (1997)

Concerto for Harpsichord and String Orchestra (1995)

Elisabeth Chojnacka (harpsichord)/Michael Nyman/Michael Nyman String Orchestra
( + Double Concerto and Trombone Concerto)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 0847502 (2011)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 7243 5 56487-2) (1997)

Trombone Concerto (1995)

Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Michael Nyman/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Double Concerto and Harpsichord Concerto)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 0847502 (2011)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 7243 5 56487-2) (1997)

Where the Bee Dances for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra (1991)

John Harle (saxophone)/Ivor Bolton/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Bryars: The Green Ray and Westbrook: Bean Rows and Blues Shots)
ARGO 433 847-2 (1992)

Simon Harum (saxophone)/Takuo Yuasa/Ulster Orchestra
( + Where the Bee Dances)
NAXOS 8.554168  (1998)

Gerald McChrystal (saxophone)/Mark Stephenson/London Musici
( + Torke: Saxophone Concerto, Heath: Celtic Concerto, McGlynn: From Nowhere to Nowhere and I. Wilson: I Sleep at Waking)
SILVA CLASSICS SIL 6010 (1996)

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GRANT FOSTER
(b. 1945)

Born in Sydney. He studied piano with Alexander Sverjensky at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and then with Marcel Ciampi in Paris. He has composed works for orchestra, chamber music, solo piano works and songs. He has written 2 Piano Concertos, No.1 in G minor “A Cry For Peace” and No.2 in C minor, Concerto in B flat minor for Two Pianos and Orchestra and Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra ""The Pearl of Dubai."

Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra (1985)

Grant Foster (piano)/Julian Lee/ Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Elegy, Romance in G and 8 Voyages)
EMI (Australia) CDMID 166264 (1989)
(original CD release: EMI (Australia) CDC 747542-2) (1986)

Mira Yevtich (piano)/Alexander Anissimov/Novaya Rossia State Orchestra
( + Celebration Overture, Ballade for Piano and Violin and 4 Voyages)
BEL AIR MUSIC BAM 2041 (2007)

 

EDWARD GREGSON
(b. 1945)

Born in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. He studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music with Alan Bush. He taught at the University of London and is now Principal of the Royal Northern College of Music. As a conductor, he has championed contemporary music. He has composed music in various genres included many works for brass and voice. Concertos dominate his orchestral output and in addition to those recorded there are additional ones for Trumpet, Trombone and Piano with Wind Orchestra.

Violin Concerto (2000)

Olivier Charlier (violin)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, Flourish for Orchestra, Blazon and Stepping Out)
CHANDOS CHAN 10105 (2003)

Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra "A Song for Chris" (2008)

Guy Johnston (cello)/Bramwell Tovey/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Trombone Concerto, Music for Chamber Orchestra and Two Pictures for String Orchestra: Goddess and Stepping Out)
CHANDOS CHAN 10627 (2011)

Clarinet Concerto (1994)

Michael Collins (clarinet)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Flourish for Orchestra, Blazon and Stepping Out)
CHANDOS CHAN 10105 (2003)

Concerto for Horn and Band (1971)

Ifor James (horn)/Roy Newsome/Besses O’ Th’ Barn Band
( + Horn Concerto and Langford: Rhapsody)
CHANDOS CHAN 4526 (1993)

Trombone Concerto (1979)

Peter Moore (trombone)/Bramwell Tovey/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + cello Concerto, Music for Chamber Orchestra and Two Pictures for String Orchestra: Goddess and Stepping Out)
CHANDOS CHAN 10627 (2011)

Tuba Concerto (1978, band version 1984)

John Fletcher (tuba)/Roy Newsome/Besses O’ Th’ Barn Band
( + Horn Concerto and Langford: Rhapsody)
CHANDOS CHAN 4526 (1993)

James Gourlay (tuba)/Howard Snell/Britannia Building Society Band
( + Alarum and Horovitz: Tuba Concerto, Newton: Capriccio, Penderecki: Capriccioand Arnold: Fantasy)
DOYEN DOYCD028 (1994)

James Gourlay (tuba)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
(Golland: Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra, Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto and Steptoe: Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.557754 (2006)

Concerto for Piano and Wind "Homages" (1995)

Neslson Goerner (piano)/Clark Rundell/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Saxophone Concerto and Trumpet Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 10478 (2008)


Saxophone Concerto (2006)

Nobuya Sugawa (saxophone)/Clark Rundell/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concerto and Concerto for Piano and Wind)
CHANDOS CHAN 10478 (2008)


Trumpet Concerto (1983)

Ole Edvard Antonsen (trumpet)/Clark Rundell/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Saxophone Concerto and Concerto for Piano and Wind)
CHANDOS CHAN 10478 (2008)

Contrasts – A Concerto for Orchestra (1983)

Douglas Bostock/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + McCabe: Concerto for Orchestra and Hoddinott: Concerto for Orchestra)
CLASSICO CLASSCD384 (2002)

Three Matisse Impressions for Recorder, Strings, Harp and Percussion (1993)

John Turner (recorder)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Pitfield: Recorder Concertino and 3 Nautical Sketches, Lyon: Concertino, Arnold: Recorder Concertino, Lane: Suite Ancienne, Lyon: Concertino, Parrott: Prelude and Waltz and Bullard: Recipes)
OLYMPIA OCD-667 (2000)

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CALLUM KENMUIR
(b. 1945)

Born in Glasgow. Self-taught in composition, he has spent most of his musical career as a working pianist/keyboardist in the field of popular music while simultaneously composing concert music for piano and orchestra, chamber groups, solo piano and voice. He is also active as a popular songwriter and now lives in Milan.

Piano Concerto (1995)

Murray McLachlan (piano)/Julian Clayton/Kelvin Ensemble
( + Rhapsody)
Non-Commercial CD (1998)

Rhapsody on Themes by Grieg for Piano and Orchestra (1997)

Murray McLachlan (piano)/Julian Clayton/Kelvin Ensemble
( + Rhapsody)
Non-Commercial CD (1998)

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PETER KLATZOW
(b. 1945)

Born in Springs, Transvaal. After his initial musical training in South Africa he went to the Royal College of Music where his teachers included Bernard Stevens, Gordon Jacob, Kathleen Long, Frank Merrick and Adrian Bout. He completed his training in Paris with Nadia Boulanger. He taught at the Rhodesian College of Music in Salisbury (now Harare) and University of Cape Town and worked for the South African Broadcasting Corporation. His catalogue includes operas and ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. Other major orchestral works include Symphony 1972, The Temptation of St. Anthony after Hieronymus Bosch for Cello and Orchestra and Concertos for Organ and Horn.

Concerto for Piano and Eight Instruments (1995)

Jill Richards (piano)/(violin)/Peter Klatzow/chamber ensemble
( + Violin Sonata and From the Poets
COCODISCS 0101

Concerto for Clarinet and Small Orchestra (1991)

Matthew Reid (clarinet)/Peter Klatzow/Claremont Chamber Orchestra
( + Chamber Concerto and Mass)
CLAREMONT GSE 1524 (1996)

Concerto for Marimba and Strings (1985)

Robert van Sice (marimba)/Colman Pearce/RTE Symphony Orchestra
( + Hovhaness: Marimba Concerto and Nuyts: Woodnotes)
ETCETERA KTC1085 (1993)

Chamber Concerto for Seven Instruments (1979)

Peter Klatzow/chamber ensemble
( + Clarinet Concerto and Mass)
CLAREMONT GSE 1524 (1996)

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JOHN RUTTER
(b. 1945)

Born in London. He was educated at Highgate School and then read music at Clare College, Cambridge, where he was a member of the choir. He served as director of music at Clare College from 1975 to 1979, and later founded and led several choral groups. The vast majority of his works are choral.

Suite Antique for Flute, Harpsichord and String Orchestra (1979)

Christopher D Lewis (harpsichord)/John McMurtery (flute)/Kevin Mallon/ West Side Chamber Orchestra
( + Françaix: Harpsichord Concerto and P. Glass: Harpsichord Concerto)
NAXOS 8573146 (2013)

 

COLIN MATTHEWS
(b. 1946)

Born in London. He studied composition at the University of Nottingham with Arnold Whittall and Nicholas Maw and finished his musical education at the University of Sussex while teaching on its staff. His compositions cover various genres and he is very active as an arranger, orchestrator and writer on musical subjects. He helped Deryck Cooke prepare the first performing version of Mahler’s unfinished 10th Symphony and he recently orchestrated the complete Preludes for piano of Debussy. Some of his own orchestral works are 6 Sonatas, Reflected Images, Cello Concert No. 2 and Horn Concerto.

Cello Concerto No. 1 (1984)

Alexander Baillie (cello)/John Carewe/London Sinfonietta
( + Sonata No. 5, Memorial, Quatrain and)Machines and Dreams)
NMC ANCORA D100 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original LP release: UNICORN DKP 9053) (1986)

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ALAN BULLARD
(b. 1947)

Born in London. He studied at the Royal College of Music with Herbert Howells and at the University of Nottingham with Arnold Whittall. He taught for many years at the Colchester Institute where he was the head of the composition department. His catalogue covers a wide range of genres and is very extensive. Some of his larger works for orchestra are a Sinfonietta for Brass, Percussion and Strings, Colchester Suite and Aztec Genesis and 2 other short Concertos for Horn and Clarinet.

Recipes for Recorder and Strings

John Turner (recorder)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Pitfield: Recorder Concertino and 3 Nautical Sketches, Lyon: Concertino, Arnold: Recorder Concertino, Lane: Suite Ancienne, Lyon: Concertino, Parrott: Prelude and Waltz and Gregson: 3 Matisse Impressions)
OLYMPIA OCD-667 (2000)

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NICOLA LEFANU
(b. 1947)

Born in Wickham Bishops, Essex, the daughter of composer Elizabeth Maconchy. After initial composition training with Jeremy Dale Roberts, she studied at Oxford, the Royal College of Music and, as a Harkness Fellow, at Harvard University. Her multifacited musical career includes composing, teaching and directorships of various public boards and new music organizations. She has taught composition at Kings' College London, and at the University of York. Her catalogue includes operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. She has also written a Concertino for Clarinet and String Orchestra (1997) and a Duo Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra (1999).

Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra (1989)

John-Edward Kelly (alto saxophone)/Micha Hamel/Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic
( + Glazunov: Alto Saxophone Concerto and K. Meyer: Alto Saxophone Concerto)
NEOS NEOS 10910 (2012)


PHILIP MARTIN
(b. 1947)

Born in Dublin. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music where his teachers were Mabel Swainson, Franz Reizenstein, Lennox Berkeley and Richard Rodney Bennett. In addition to a career as a composer and concert pianist, he teaches piano and composition at the Birmingham Conservatoire. He composes prolifically in most genres and his orchestral catalogue includes a Symphony, 3 Piano Concertos and Terpsichore for Piano and Orchestra.

Piano Concerto No. 2 "A Day in the City" (1991)

Philip Martin (piano)/Kasper de Roo/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + Harp Concerto and Beata Angelico)
MARCO POLO 8.223834 (1998)

Harp Concerto (1993)

Andrea Malir (harp)/Kasper de Roo/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + Harp Concerto and Beata Angelico)
MARCO POLO 8.223834 (1998)

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PAUL PATTERSON
(b. 1947)

Born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Elizabeth Lutyens, Hans Keller and Harrison Birtwistle and also had private lessons from Richard Rodney Bennett. He has taught at the Royal Academy as well as the University of Warwick and has composed prolifically in most genres with a special emphasis on orchestral and chamber music. Some of his other works for orchestra are Sinfonia for Strings, Piccolo Sinfonia and Concertos for Violin, Cello, Horn, Clarinet and Trumpet.

Violin Concerto, Op. 72 (1992)

Tamás András (violin)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + Viola Concerto and Cello Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7257 (2010)


Viola Concerto, Op. 101 (2009)


Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + Violin Concerto and Cello Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7257 (2010)

Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 90 (2002)

Alice Neary (cello)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + Viola Concerto and Violin Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7257 (2010)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/William Boughton/Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim
( + Maconchy: Epyllion, Hindemith: Trauermusik, Lutosławski: Metamorposes and Kopytman: Kaddish)
NIMBUS NI5815 (2007)

Phoenix Concerto for Oboe and Strings (2009)

Emily Pailthorpe (oboe)/Benjamin Wallfisch/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto and Howells: Oboe Sonata)
CHAMPS HILL RECORDS CHRCD025 (2011)

 

Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 45 (1981)

Owain Arwel Hughes/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Europhony and Missa Brevis)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 7 2435665 2 (1997)
( original CD release: EMI CLASSICS CDC7 49258-2 (1987)

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MICHAEL BERKELEY
(b. 1948)

Born in London, the son of Sir Lennox Berkeley. He studied with his father at the Royal Academy of Music and then privately with Richard Rodney Bennett and worked closely with Benjamin Britten who was his godfather. In addition to several positions as composer-in-residence, he has teaches at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. His catalogue comprises music for the theater as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal music. His larger works for orchestra include Uprising: Symphony in One Movement, Chamber Symphony, Fantasia Concertante and the Concerto for Orchestra "Seascapes."

Concerto for Cello and Small Orchestra (1983, rev. 1997)

Alban Gerhardt (cello)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + The Garden of Earthly Delights and L. Berkeley: Symphony No. 4) CHANDOS CHAN 10080 (2003)

Clarinet Concerto (1991)

Emma Johnson(clarinet)/Sian Edwards/Northern Sinfonia of England
( + Père du Doux Répos and Flighting)
ASV CD DCB 1101 (1994)

Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra (1984)

David Pyatt (horn)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Coronach and L. Berkeley: Symphony No. 1 and Serenade)
CHANDOS CHAN 9981 (2002)

Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra (1977)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)/Marcus Dods/Southern Pro Arte
( + Pallis: Nocturne de l'Ephémere)
PEARL PAVILION SHE 583 (1985)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Secret Garden + L. Berkeley: Symphony No. 3 and Sinfonia Concertante)
CHANDOS CHAN 10022 (2001)

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (1994)

Paul Silverthorne (viola)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Viola Concerto and L. Berkeley: Symphony No. 2 and Voices in the Night)
CHANDOS CHAN 10167 (2003)

Concerto for Organ and Orchestra (1987)

Thomas Trotter (organ)/ Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Organ Concerto and L. Berkeley: Symphony No. 2 and Voices of the Night)
CHANDOS CHAN 10167 (2003)

Concerto for Orchestra "Seascapes" (2005)

Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Gregorian Variations and L. Berkeley: 2 Piano Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 10408 (2007)

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MICHAEL BLAKE WATKINS
(b. 1948)

He studied with Elizabeth Lutyens and Richard Rodney Bennett. A number of his works have won prestigious prizes. He has composed in various genres and some of his other orchestral works are a Violin Concerto, Double Concerto for Oboe and Guitar, Horn Concerto and Concerto for Orchestra "Étalage."

Trumpet Concerto (1989)

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)/Elgar Howarth/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Davies: Trumpet Concerto and Birtwistle: Endless Parade)
PHILIPS 432075 (1991)

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DIANE BURRELL
(b. 1948)

Born in Norwich. She studied music at Cambridge but is essentially self-taught in composition, After starting out as a teacher she became a freelance violist before embarking on a career as full-time composer. She now teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and is Artistic Director of the Spitalfields Festival in East London. Her compositional catalogue is very large and encompasses most genres. Some of her other major works for orchestra are Symphonies of Flocks, Herds and Shoals and Concertos for Flute and Clarinet.

Viola Concerto (1994)

Jane Atkins (viola)/John Lubbock/Northern Sinfonia of England
( + Das Meeer…, Landscape and Resurrection)
ASV CDDCA977 (1997)

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DAVID F. GOLIGHTLY
(b. 1948)

Born in Stanhope Co., Durham, England. He studied composition with Richard Steinitz at Huddersfield University and later with Alfred Neiham at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Major works include the St. Petersburg Mass that was premiered in the State Capella Hall, St. Petersburg in 1994. The first and second symphonies and a number of concertos and chamber pieces have been recorded or have been scheduled for recording.

Concerto for Strings (2003-4)

Robert Ian Winsten/Kiev Philharmonic
( + Leung: In the Beginning, Mauldin: An Epiphany, Kirtley: Leaves Falling from the Holy Tree, Johnson: Spring in War-Time, Diehl: Ceremony and Feldsher: Clarinet Concerto)
ERM MEDIA ERM-6805 (2 CDS) (2006)

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NIGEL OSBORNE
(b. 1948)

Born in Manchester. He studied at Oxford with Kenneth Leighton and Egon Wellesz and also in Warsaw with Zbigniew Rudziński. He has taught at the Universities of Nottingham and Edinburgh. Osborne’s extensive catalogue ranges from opera to solo piano and most other genres in between. His orchestral works include 2 Sinfonias, Cello Concerto and Violin Concerto.

Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra (1980)

Duke Dobing (flute)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + I am Goya, Remembering Esenin and the Sickle)
NMC ANCORA DO87 (2003)
(original LP release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKP 9031) (1984)

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CHRISTOPHER BLAKE
(b. 1949)

Born in Christchurch. He studied at the University of Canterbury School of Music and then went to England for further training at the University of Southampton School of Music. He has held a number of posts in music administration including the title of general manager of the National Opera of New Zealand and the Auckland Philharmonia. He has composed in a wide variety of genres from opera to chamber music. Among his other works for orchestra are a Symhony "The Islands" and Concerto Aoraki for Violin and Orchestra

Piano Concerto "The Coming of Tane Mahuta" (1987)

Michael Houstoun (piano)/John Hopkins/Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Lamentations of Motuarohia and Elmsley: Cello Symphony)
Ribbonwood RCD-1003 (1990)

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JOHN CASKEN
(b. 1949)

Born in Barnsley, Yorkshire. He studied with John Joubert and Peter Dickinson at the University of Birmingham and had further lessons in Warsaw with Witold Lutosławski and Andrzej Dobrowolski. He has taught at the Universities of Birmingham, Durham and Manchester. He catalogue includes an opera as well as works for orchestra, chamber groups and voice. Some other major orchestral works are a Symphony, Piano Concerto and Violin Concerto.

Cello Concerto (1991)

Heinrich Schiff (cello)/John Casken/Northern Sinfonia
( + Darting the Skiff, Maharal Dreaming and Vaganza)
NMC D086 (2004)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 20062) (1995)

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RICHARD MILLS
(b. 1949)

Born in Toowoomba, Queensland. He studied iniatially at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and the University of Queensland completed his training in London at the Guildhall School of Music with Edmund Rubbra for composition and Gilbert Webster for percussion. He served as principal percussionist with the Tasmanian and Queensland Symphony Orchestras and taught at various schools including the Queensland Coservatorium. In addition to composing, he is now one of Australia’s most prominent conductors. His catalogue includes a ballet as well as works for orchestra, chamber groups and voices. His orchestral output also includes a Symphony and a Flute Concerto.

Violin Concerto (1992)      

Barbara Jane Gilby (violin)/Richard Mills/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Concerto for Violin and Viola)
ABC CLASSICS 476 8077 (2005)

Cello Concerto (1990)

Sue-Ellen Paulsen (cello)/Richard Mills/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Concerto for Violin and Viola)
ABC CLASSICS 476 8077 (2005)

Concerto for Violin and Viola (1994)

Barbara Jane Gilby (violin)/Janet Rutherford (viola)/Richard Mills/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Violin Concerto)
ABC CLASSICS 476 8077 (2005)

Trumpet Concerto (1987-8)

Geoffrey Payne (trumpet)/John Hopkins/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Lovelock: Trumpet Concerto and Arutyunyan: Trumpet Concerto)
ABC CLASSICS 426990-2 (1990)

Fantastic Pantomimes for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Trumpet and Orchestra (1987)

Gerhard Mallon (flute)/Anthony Camden (oboe)/Paul Dean (clarinet)/Neil Crellin (horn)/Geoffrey Spiller (trumpet)/Richard Mills/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Aeolian Caprices, Soundscapes and Seaside Dances)
ABC ELOQUENCE 476759-5 (2005)
(original CD release: ABC CLASSICS 432251-2) (1990)

Soundscapes for Percussion and Orchestra (1983)

Richard Mills (percussion)/Werner Andreas Albert/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Aeolian Caprices, Fantastic Pantomimes and Seaside Dances)
ABC ELOQUENCE 476759-5 (2005)
(original CD release: ABC CLASSICS 432251-2) (1990)

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ALLAN STEPHENSON
(b. 1949)

Born near Liverpool. He studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music and began his musical career as a freelance cellist. He went to South Africa to take a cello position in the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra. He is the Music Director of I Musicanti, Cape Town’s string orchestra. His catalogue of over 70 works includes 2 Symphonies, as well as concertos for many instruments and other works in various genres.

Piano Concerto (1981)

Stewart Young (piano)/Allan Stephenson/Cape Town Symphony Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto and Toccata Festiva)
CLAREMONT GSE 1563 (2000)
(original LP release: CLAREMONT CTSO 2) (1981)


Concerto for Cello and Full Orchestra (2004)

Peter Martens (cello)/Allan Stephenson/Cape Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Double Bass and Small Orchestra and Brulesque for Double Bass and Small Orchestra)
MERIDIAN CDE84602 (2011)


Concerto for Double Bass and Small Orchestra (2005)

Leon Bosch (double bass)/Allan Stephenson/Cape Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Cello and Large Orchestra and Brulesque for Double Bass and Small Orchestra)
MERIDIAN CDE84602 (2011)

Concerto for Oboe and Strings (1978)

Laszlo Bohr (oboe)/Allan Stephenson/Cape Town String Chamber Orchestra "I Musicanti"
( + Piano Concerto and Toccata Festiva)
CLAREMONT GSE 1563 (2000)
(original LP release:CLAREMONT GSE 601 (LP) (1984)

Bassoon Concerto

Bodo Koeningsbeck (bassoon)/Allan Stephenson/Cape Town String Chamber Orchestra "I Musicanti"
( + Piccolo Concerto, Bassoon Concerto and Brass Quintet)
CLAREMONT GSE 1520 (2000)

Horn Concerto

Peter Amon (horn)/Allan Stephenson/ Claremont Chamber Orchestra ( + Piccolo Concerto, Bassoon Concerto and Brass Quintet)
Claremont GSE 1520 (2000)

Concertino Pastorale for Clarinet and Small Orchestra (1983)

Olivier De Groote (clarinet)/Allan Stephenson/Claremont Chamber Orchestra
( + Simon: Threnody and Rainier:Suite)
CLAREMONT GSE 1504 (1989)

Concertino for Piccolo, Strings and Harpsichord (1980)

Lucien Grujon (piccolo)/John Junitz (harpsichord)/ Allan Stephenson/Cape Town String Chambrer Orchestra "I Musicanti"
( + Oboe Concerto)
CLAREMONT GSE 601 (LP) (1984)


Burlesque for Double Bass and Small Orchestra (2005)

Leon Bosch (double bass)/Allan Stephenson/Cape Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Cello and Large Orchestra and Concerto for Double Bass and Small Orchestra)
MERIDIAN CDE84602 (2011)

 

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PHILIP LANE
(b.1950)

Born in Cheltenham. He was already performing and composing before entering the University of Birmingham where his teachers were Peter Dickinson and John Joubert. He had additional encouragement from Bernard Herrmann but was basically self-taught in both composition and orchestration. While composing and arranging on a steady basis he also taught at Cheltenham Ladies’ College and managed the musical papers of Richard Addinsell. He has since become one of the most important producers of CDs devoted to film and light classical music. His compositions are mostly for orchestra and of a lighter genre but he did compose a Sinfonietta (now withdrawn) as well as music for BBC plays and choral music.

Three Spanish Dances for Oboe and Orchestra (1981)

Jill Crowther (oboe)/Alan Cuckston/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Leighton: Oboe Concerto, Hurd: Oboe Concerto, Blezard: 2 Celtic Pieces and Gardner: Oboe Concerto)
ASV CD WHL 2130 (2001)

Suite Ancienne for Recorder and String Orchestra

John Turner (recorder)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Pitfield: Recorder Concerto,3 Nautical Sketches and Gregson: 3 Matisse Impressions, Arnold: Recorder Concertino, Lane: Suite Ancienne, Lyon: Concertino, Parrott: Prelude and Waltz and Bullard: Recipes)
OLYMPIA OCD-667 (2000)

Suite Champêtre for Recorder and String Orchestra (1982)

John Turner (recorder)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Leighton: Concerto op.88, McCabe: Domestic Life, Lawson: Song of the Lesser Twayblade), Gardner: Petite Suite, Mellers: Aubade, Milford: Two Pipe Tunes, Kay: Mr Pitfield's Pavane and Dodgson: Concerto Chacony)
WHITE LINE CD WHL 2143 (2002)

Divertissement for Clarinet, Harp and Strings (1994)

Verity Butler (clarinet)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + London Salute, Diversions on a theme of Paganini, Cotswold Dances, 3 Christmas Pictures, A Maritime Overture. 3 Nautical Miniatures and Prestbury Park)
MARCO POLO 8225185 (2001)

Serenata Concertante (1990)

Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Purcell/Bliss: Set of Act Tunes and Dances, Warlock: Serenade for Frederick Delius, Glyn: Anglesey Sketches, Delius: Air and Dance, Curtis: Serenade and Elgar: The Spanish Lady: Suite)
Whiteline CDWHL 2136 (2003)

 

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JOHN BUCKLEY
(b. 1951)

Born in Templeglantine, County Limerick. His composition teachers were James Wilson (1922-2005, composed 3 Symphonies), Alun Hoddinott and John Cage. He teaches at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra and does broadcasts for Irish Radio. He has written orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral music and has won several prizes. His only Symphony thus far is supplemented in his orchestral catalogue by Concertos for Bassoon and Alto Saxophone, a Concerto for Chamber Orchestra and Quatuor for Four Orchestras.

Organ Concerto (1991)

Peter Sweeney (organ)/Colman Pearce/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + Symphony No. 1)
MARCO POLO 8.223876 (1999)

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RONALD CORP
(b. 1951)

Born in Wells, Somerset. He had his musical education at Oxford University. He founded the New London Orchestra in 1988 and the New London Children's Choir in 1991. He has conducted various orchestras and has made many acclaimed recordings with his own orchestra. As a composer, he has produced orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1997)

Leo McCawley (piano)/Ronald Corp/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Guernsey Postcards)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7233 (2009)


CECELIA McDOWELL
(b. 1951)

Born in London. She studied music at the University of Edinburgh and continued at Trinity College of Music, London where she received an MMus in composition. Her teachers included Joseph Horovitz, Robert Saxton and Adam Gorb. She has composed orchestra, chamber, solo instrumental, vocal and choral works.

"Great Hills," Concertante for Solo Violin, Two Flutes and String Orchestra (2007)

Madeleine Easton (violin)/George Vass/Ulster Orchestra
( + Crossing the Bridge, Pavane, Rain, Steam and Speed and Theatre of Tango)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7292 (2012)

SIMON BAINBRIDGE
(b. 1952)

Born in London. He studied composition at the Royal College of Music with John Lambert and at the Berkshire Music Center with Gunther Schuller. He has held various positions in the UK and USA and is now the Head of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music. He has composed orchestral, chamber and vocal music. His other orchestral works include a Double Concerto for Oboe and Clarinet, Guitar Concerto, Diptych and 3 Pieces for Orchestra.

Viola Concerto (1976)

Walter Trampler (viola)/Michael Tilson Thomas/London Sinfonietta
( + Concertante and Fantasia)
NMC ANCORA D126 (2006)
(original CD release: CONTINUUM CCD 1020) (1990)

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OLIVER KNUSSEN
(b. 1952)

Born in Glasgow but brought up in London. As a teenager he studied composition with John Lambert and later with Gunther Schuller at the Berkshire Music Center. At age 17 he made a sensational debut as both composer and conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra with a performance of his Symphony No. He has subsequently built successful careers as composer, conductor and teacher at the Royal College of Music. Besides the Horn Concerto his orchestral catalogue includes 3 Symphonies, a Concerto for Orchestra and a Violin Concerto.

Violin Concerto, Op. 30 (2002)

Leila Josefowitz (violin)/Oliver Knussen/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Elgar: Cello Concerto, Tippett: Triple Concerto, Britten: Peter Grimes-4 Sea Interludes, Delius: Song of Summer, R.R. Bennett: 4 Poems of Thomas Campion and Walton: Portsmouth Point Overture
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 7352 –2 (2 CDs) (2007)
( + Choral, Autumnal, Whitman Settings, Secret Psalm, Prayer Bell Sketch, Requiem: Songs for Sue and Ophelia's Last Dance)
NMC - NMCD178 (2012)

Horn Concerto, Op. 28 (1994)

Barry Tuckwell (horn)/Oliver Knussen/London Sinfonietta
( + Whitman Settings, Flourish with Fireworks, The Way to Castle Yonder, Organa, Music for a Puppet Court and '... upon one note', Fantazia after Purcell)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 474 322-2 (2004)
(original CD release: Deutsche Grammophon  449 572-2) (1997)

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CHLOE MOON
(b. 1952)

Born in Christchurch. She studied composition locally at the University of Canterbury with Kit Powell and went for further studies to Ghent, Belgium. She is a violist and performs both in string quartets and orchestras. Her catalogue is mostly chamber and vocal music with an emphasis on works for flute and string instruments.

Concertino for Flute and Chamber Orchestra (1982)

Alexa Still (flute)/James Sedares/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + J. Ritchie: Snow Goose, A, Ritchie: Flute Concerto and Hamilton: Passacaglia)
KOCH CLASSICS 3-7345-2 H1 (1995)

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DOMINIC MULDOWNEY
(b. 1952)

Born in Southampton. He studied at the University of Southampton with Jonathan Harvey, privately with Harrison Birtwistle in London and with David Blake and Bernard Rands at the University of York. He succeeded Birtwistle as Music Director of the National Theatre in London. He is best known for his music for the theater, movies and television but has also produced a significant catalogue of concert music in various genres. In addition to the 3 recorded Concertos, his orchestral works include a Sinfonietta and Concertos for Violin, 4 Violins, Percussion and Trumpet.

Piano Concerto (1983)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/Mark Elder/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Saxophone Concerto)
EMI CDC7 49715-2 (1988)

Oboe Concerto (1985)

Roy Carter (oboe)/Michael Tilson Thomas/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Skempton: Lento and Guy: After the Rain)
NMC ANCORA D032 (1997)

Saxophone Concerto (1985)

John Harle (saxophone)/Diego Masson/London Sinfonietta
( + Piano Concerto)
EMI CDC7 49715-2 (1988)

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ROGER STEPTOE
(b. 1952)

Born in Winchester, Hampshire. He studied music at the University of Reading and at the Royal Academy of Music where Alan Bush was his composition teacher. He became a professor at the latter school while pursuing the careers of pianist and composer. He has composed an opera and works for orchestra, chamber groups, solo instruments and voice. His orchestral output includes a Symphony, Sinfonietta for Organ and Strings, Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, Cello and Strings and Concertos for Violin (Rapsodia Sinfonica), Cello, Organ and Clarinet.

Concerto for Tuba and Strings (1983)

James Gourlay (tuba)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
(Golland: Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra, Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto and Gregson: Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.557754 (2006)

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RICHARD HARVEY
(b. 1953)

Born in London, He learned the recorder at an early age and went on to study at London's Royal College where he became an accomplished performer on various instruments. He has worked in various music fields including popular, television and film scoring and conducting.

Concerto Antico for Guitar and Orchestra (1995)

John Williams (guitar)/Paul Daniel/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Gray: Guitar Concerto)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 68337 (1996)

Concerto Incantato for Recorder and Chamber Orchestra (2009)

Michala Petri (recorder)/Jean Thorel/City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
( Arnold: Recorder Concerto and Jacob: Suite for Recorder and Strings)
OUR RECORDINGS SACD 6220606 (2012)

Reflections for Viola and Small Orchestra (1990, rev. 2012)

Roger Chase (viola)/Stephen Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Suite for Viola and Small Orchestra, Bax: Phantasy and Holland: Ellingham Marshes)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7295 (2012)


ROBERT SAXTON
(b. 1953)

Born in London. He studied privately with Elizabeth Lutyens, at Cambridge with Robin Holloway, at Oxford with Robert Sherlaw Johnson and in Italy with Luciano Berio. He went on to teach at the Guildhall School of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and at Oxford. He has produced a large catalogue of music for orchestra, chamber groups, solo instruments and voice. His other works for orchestra include a Symphony for Soprano, Baritone and Orchestra, Chamber Symphony and Concerto for Cello.

Violin Concerto (1990)

Tasmin Little (violin)/Matthias Bamert/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + I Will Awake the Dawn, In the Beginning, Music to Celebrate the Resurrection and Caritas)
NMC D102 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1283-2) (1991)

Concerto for Orchestra (1984)

Oliver Knussen/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + The Sentinel of the Rainbow, The Ring of Eternity and The Circles of Light)
EMI CDC7 49915-2 (1990)

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MICHAEL EASTON
(1954-2004)

Born in Herfordshire, England. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he majored in composition with Lennox Berkeley and conducting with Norman del Mar. He moved to Australia in 1982 but continued to spend much time in the U.K. He wrote film music and arrangements and also worked in music publishing. In addition to music for films and television, he wrote nine operas, three symphonies and numerousother works.

Concerto on Australian Themes for Piano and Orchestra (1995)

Len Vorster (piano)/Brett Kelly/State Orchestra of Victoria
( + Concerto for Piano Accordion, Piano and Strings, An Australian in Paris, Beasts of the Bush and Overture to an Italianate Comedy)
NAXOS 8.554368 (1998)


Concerto for Piano Accordion, Piano and Strings (1996)

Bernadette Conlon (piano accordion)/Len Vorster (piano)/Brett Kelly/State Orchestra of Victoria
( + Concerto for Piano Accordion, Piano and Strings, An Australian in Paris, Beasts of the Bush and Overture to an Italianate Comedy)
NAXOS 8.554368 (1998)

 

CARL VINE
(b. 1954)

Born in Perth. He studied composition at the University of Western Australia with John Exton. He worked as a pianist and conductor for various organizations and taught at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. He has composed prolifically in most genres with a penchant for scores for ballet and film. His other orchestral works include a 6 Symphonies, Percussion Concerto, Concerto Grosso and Legend Suite.

Piano Concerto (1997)

Michael Kieran Harvey (piano)/Edo de Waart/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4.2 and 6)
ABC CLASSICS 456 698-2 (2000)

Oboe Concerto (1996)

Diana Doherty (oboe)/Ola Rudner/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Canzona, Suite from The Tempest and Smith's Alchemy)
ABC CLASSICS 476226-7 (2005)

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CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT
(b. 1954)

Born in Ipswich, Suffolk. He studied at Goldsmith's College London and Nottingham University and his composition teachers included Richard Arnell, Stanley Glasser, Alan Bullard and Nicholas Sackman. He has worked as a school teacher, trombonist, pianist and choral conductor/traine and has been a full-time composer since 1993. His catalogue includes orchestral, band, chamber, instrumental. choral and vocal works.

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (And then there was silence...) (2010)

Fenella Humphreys (violin)/Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Momentum and Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7286 (2012)

Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra (2009)

Jonathan Small (oboe)/Martin Yates/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Gibbs: Oboe Concerto, Scott: Oboe Concerto and Pehkonen: Amor Vincit Omnia)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7249 (2010)

SALLY BEAMISH
(b. 1956)

Born in London. She studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Anthony Gilbert and Lennox Berkeley. She began her musical career as a violist but after moving to Scotland composing became her main focus. He catalogue encompasses music for the stage as well as orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal music. Her orchestral output is substantial and includes 2 Symphonies, 3 Viola Concertos and Concertos for Cello, Trumpet and Accordion.

Violin Concerto (1994)

Anthony Marwood (violin)/Martyn Brabbins/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto and Symphony No.1)
BIS CD-1601 (2010)

Viola Concerto (No. 1) (1995, rev. 1998)

Tatjana Masurenko (viola)/Gary Walker/NDR Radio Philharmonic
( + Walton: Viola Concerto and Britten: Lachrymae)
COVIELLO CLASSICS COV 30507 (2006)

Viola Concerto No. 2 "The Seafarer" (2001)

Tabea Zimmermann (viola)/Ola Rudner/Swedish Chamber Orchestra
( + Whitescape and Sangsters)
BIS CD-1241 (2008)

Flute Concerto "Callisto" (2005)

Sharon Bezaly (flute)/Martyn Brabbins/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Gubaidulina: The Deceitful Face of Hope and of Despair and Takano: Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra)
BIS CD-1649 (2009)
( + Violin Concerto and Symphony No.1)
BIS CD-1601 (2010)

Chamber Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Strings (2007)

Rascher Saxophone Quartet/Robin Engelen/Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
( + Stucky: Music for Saxophones and Chen Yi: Ba Yin - The Eight Sounds for Saxophone Quartet and String Orchestra)
BIS CD-1821 (2012)

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DAVID C. HEATH
(b. 1956)

Born in Manchester. He studied the flute at the Guildhall School of Music where his teachers were William Bennett and Edward Beckett. While still a student he started a career as a jazz musician. He began composing jazz pieces that were played by both jazz and classical soloists. A stylistic shift saw him composing larger scaled works for such important artists as James Galway and Evelyn Glennie and his catalogue now features a number of concertos for various instruments. He ia also known professionally as D.C. Heath and Dave Heath.

Violin Concerto "The Celtic" (1994)

Clio Gould (violin)/Dave Heath/BT Scottish Ensemble
( + Flute Concerto No. 2 and The Four Elements))
LINN CKD 073 (1997)

Gerald McChrystal (saxophone)/Mark Stephenson/London Musici
( + Torke: Saxophone Concerto, Nyman: Where the Bee Dances, McGlynn: From Nowhere to Nowhere and I. Wilson: I Sleep at Waking)
SILVA CLASSICS SIL 6010 (1996)

Ittai Shapira (violin)/Dave Heath/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Orchestra, Oboe Concerto, Home from the Storm, Requiem and Kyle of Lochalsh)
BLACK BOX 1083 BBM (2003)

Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Orchestra "Sirocco" (2002)

Ittai Shapira (violin)/John Anderson (oboe)/Dave Heath/English Chamber Orchestra
(+ Violin Concerto, Oboe Concerto, Home from the Storm, Requiem and Kyle of Lochalsh)
BLACK BOX BBM 1083 (2003

Oboe Concerto "Sapphire"

John Anderson (oboe)/ Dave Heath/ English Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Orchestra, Violin Concerto, Home from the Storm, Requiem and Kyle of Lochalsh)
BLACK BOX BBM 1083 (2003)

Flute Concerto No. 2 "The Connemara"

Dave Heath (flute)/ Clio Gould /BT Scottish Ensemble
( + ViolinConcerto and the Four Elements))
LINN CKD 073 (1997)

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GRAEME KOEHNE
(b. 1956)

Born in Adelaide. He received his musical education the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide where Richard Meale was his teacher of composition. In America he studied at the Yale University School of Music with Louis Andriessen and Jacob Druckman and had private lessons in New York with Virgil Thomson. Returning to Australia, he joined the staff of the Conservatorium and eventually became the Head of Composition there. His compositional catalogue contains, among other genres, ballets and orchestral works influenced by older American popular music and film scores.

Capriccio for Piano and Strings (1987)

Clemens Leske (piano)/János Fürst/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
( + Powerhouse, 2 Nocturnes and 3 Poems of Byron)
ABC CLASSICS 442 349-2 (1992)

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JUDITH WEIR
(b. 1956)

Born in Cambridge. Her musical education was wide-ranging: private study with John Tavener, courses in computer music at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, composition training with Robin Holloway at Cambridge and with Gunther Schuller and Olivier Messiaen at the Berkshire Music Center. She has taught at the University of Glasgow and was a fellow at Cambridge. Her catalogue of compositions is large and covers most genres from opera to solo keyboard pieces. Her other orchestral works include The Welcome Arrival of Rain, Bright Cecilia: Variations on a Theme by Purcell and The Ride Over Lake Constance.

Piano Concerto (1997)

William Howard (piano)/The Schubert Ensemble
( + Music for 247 Strings, Piano Trio, Arise! Arise!, Piano Quartet,. Distance and Enchantment, The Bagpiper's String Trio, The Art of Touching the Keyboard, I broke off a Golden Branch, Ardnamurchan Point, El Rey de Francial and The King of France)
NMC D090 (2 CDs) (2003)

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ELENA KATS-CHERNIN
(b. 1957)

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, she emigrated to Australia in 1976. After composition studies with Richard Toop in Sydney she went to Hanover, Germany for further lessons with Helmut Lachenmann. After a stay of 13 years in Germany she returned to Australia and has since been very active as a composer in a variety of genres ranging from opera to film scores. Her orchestral works include 2 Piano Concertos, a Violin Concertino, Stairs and Retonica.

Piano Conceto No. 2 (2001)

Ian Munro (piano)/Ola Rudner/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + The Wild Swans: Concert Suite and Mythic)
ABC CLASSICS 476 7639 (2005)

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ANDREW MACDONALD
(b. 1958)

Born in Guelph, Ontario. He studied music at the University of Michigan. He is a conductor as well as a performer on classical and electric guitar and teaches composition and electronic music at the Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec. His compositional output consists of operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral, vocaland electronic music. Some other orchestral works are his 1st Symphony "Red Guru" and Concertos for Piano, Guitar, Harpsichord and 2 Concerti Grossi.

Violin Concerto, Op. 22 (1991)

David Stewart (violin)/Simon Streatfield/Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
( + Eckhardt-Gramatté: Bassoon Concerto and Matthews: Between the Wings of the Earth)
BIS CD-698 (1998)

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LIONEL SAINSBURY
(b. 1958)


Born in Wiltshire. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music with Patric Standford. He received the Mendelssohn Scholarship which enabled him to discuss his student scores with figures as diverse as Edmund Rubbra and John McCabe, and in Paris with Henri Dutilleux. He has composed orchestral and instrumental music including a Cello Concerto.

Violin Concerto, Op. 14 (1989)

Lorraine McAslan (violin)/Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Haydn Wood: Violin Concerto and Adagio)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7245 (2010)


Cello Concerto Op. 27 (1999)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Martin Yates/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Foulds: Cello Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7284 (2012)


NIGEL WESTLAKE
(b. 1958)

Born in Sydney. His father, a professional clarinetist was his first teacher and he studied further at the Australian Film and Televison School. He worked as a freelance performer and composer and achieved success as a composer for films. He writes in various genres and his orchestral includes several symphonies as well as lighter works. He has continued his very promonent career as a clarinetist.

Invocations – Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra (1995)

Nigel Westlake (bass clarinet)/Daniel Poecelijn/TasmanianSymphony Orchestra
( + Antarctica Suite and Out of the Blue)
ABC CLASSICS 462017-2 (1999)

Antarctica Suite for Guitar and Orchestra (1992)

Timothy Kain (guitar)/Daniel Poecelijn/TasmanianSymphony Orchestra
( + Invocations and Out of the Blue)
ABC CLASSICS 462017-2 (1999)

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STEPHEN FROST
(b. 1959)

Born in Bungay, Suffolk. He studied at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a freelance composer, record producer and film maker. His catalogue also includes “The Pied Piper of Hamelin,”
Concerto for Flute, String Orchestra and Narrator.



Oboe Concerto (1989)

Simon Emes (oboe)/Tony Harrison/Ensemble 2000
( + Bassoon Concerto and The Lesson)
CHANDOS CHAN 9763 (1999)


Bassoon Concerto (1996, rev. 2004)

Sigyn Birkeland (bassoon)/Tony Harrison/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto and The Lesson)
CHANDOS CHAN 9763 (1999)

Sigyn Birkeland (bassoon)/Ingo Ernst Reihl/Belarusian State Chamber Orchestr
( + Paraplexia and Karlsen: Serenata)
SIGNUM CLASSICS 258 (2011)

 

JAMES MACMILLAN
(b. 1959)

Born in Kilwinning, Scotland. He studied with Rita McAllister at the University of Edinburgh and went on to the University of Durham where John Casken (b. 1949, composed Symphony "Broken Consort") was his composition teacher. After teaching at the University of Manchester, he devoted himself to composition with great productivity and remarkable success. His catalogue covers the fields of operatic, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal music. His set of Concertos is supplemented by 3 Symphonies and a Sinfonietta.

Piano Concerto (No. 1) "The Berserking" (1990)

Martin Roscoe (piano)/James MacMillan/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Into the Ferment and Britannia)
CHANDOS CHAN 10092 (2003)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (2004)

Wayne Marshall (piano)/James MacMillan/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + A Scotch Bestiary)
CHANDOS CHAN 10377 (2006)

Cello Concerto (1996)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Osmo Vänskä/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + The World's Ransoming)
BIS CD-989 (1999)

Clarinet Concerto "Ninian" (1996)

John Cushing (clarinet)/Alexander Lazarev/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concerto)
BIS CD-1069 (2000)

Trumpet Concerto "Epiclesis" (1993-8)

John Wallace (trumpet)/Alexander Lazarev/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concerto)
BIS CD-1069 (2000)

From Ayrshire for Violin and Orchestra (2005)

Nicola Benedetti (violin)/James MacMillan/Academy of St. Martin’s in the Fields
( + Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Mozart: Rondo and Schubert: Schwanengesang)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 476 3159GH (2006)

A Scotch Bestiary for Organ and Orchestra (2003-4)

Wayne Marshall (organ)/James MacMillan/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + A Scotch Bestiary)
CHANDOS CHAN 10377 (2006)

Veni, Veni, Emmanuel for Percussion and Orchestra (1991-2)

Colin Currie (percussion)/Takuo Yuasa/Ulster Orchestra
( + Tryst)
NAXOS 8.554167 (1998)

Evelyn Glennie (percussion)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + After the Tryst, …as others see us…, 3 Dawn Rituals and Wind Quintet)
SONY ESSENTIAL MASTERWORKS 8869757996-2 (2009)
( original CD release: CATALYST 09026 61916-2) (1993)

The World's Ransoming for English Horn and Orchestra (1996)

Christine Pendrill (english horn)/Osmo Vänskä/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
BIS CD-989 (1999)

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ANTHONY RITCHIE
(b. 1960)

Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, son of the composer John Ritchie (b. 1921). He received his musical training at the University of Canterbury and later studied under Attila Bozay at the Liszt Academy in Budapest. He was composer- in- residence with the Dunedin Sinfonia where he composed his Symphony No. 1 and has had success as a film composer. Among his other works for orchestra are 2 Symphonies and a Guitar Concerto.

Viola Concerto (1994)

Timothy Deighton (viola)/ Grant Cooper/Penn's Woods Festival Orchestra
( + Lodge: Pacific Rock, Holmes: Recitative II, Watson: Viola Sonata and Lilburn: 3 Songs)
ATOLL ACD 202 (2002)

Flute Concerto (1993)

Alexa Still (flute)/James Sedares/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + J. Ritchie: Snow Goose, Moon: Concertino and Hamilton: Passacaglia)
KOCH CLASSICS 3-7345-2 H1 (1995)

Concertino for Piano and Strings (1982)

Sharon Joy Vogan (piano)/Ashley Heenan/Schola Musica
( + Hamilton: Lux Aeterna, Cresswell: O Let the Fire Burn, Rimmer: The Exotic Circle and Moon: Shadows)
KIWI-PACIFIC SLD-95 (LP) 1984

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ANDREW SCHULTZ
(b. 1960)


Born in Adelaide, South Australia. He studied with Colin Brumby, George Crumb, David Lumsdaine and Luciano Berio at the Universities of Queensland, Pennsylvania and at Queen's College, London. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Violin Concerto, Op. 55 (1966)

Jennifer Pike (violin)/ Richard Mills/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Endling and Once upon a time ...)
ABC CLASSICS 476 4519 (2011)



MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE
(b. 1960)

Born in Corringham, Essex. He studied composition at the Royal College of Music with Oliver Knussen and then at Tanglewood with Gunther Schuller and Hans Werner Henze. He also has been strongly influenced by jazz, particularly by the work of Miles Davis. His output includes symphonic, chamber, and operatic works.

"Mambo, Blues and Tarantella," Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2008)

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)/Vladimir Jurowski/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + On Opened Ground, Riffs and Refrains, Texan Tenebrae and Lullaby for Hans)
LPO LPO0066 (2012)


"On Opened Ground,"
Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (2000-1)

Lawrence Power (viola)/Markus Stenz/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Mambo, Blues and Tarantella, Riffs and Refrains, Texan Tenebrae and Lullaby for Hans)
LPO LPO0066 (2012)


"Riffs and Refrains,"
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (2008)


Michael Collins (clarinet)/Vladimir Jurowski/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + On Opened Ground, Mambo, Blues and Tarantella, Texan Tenebrae and Lullaby for Hans)
LPO LPO0066 (2012)


"From the Wreckage," Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra (2003-4)

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)/Peter Eötvös/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Eötvös: Jet Stream and Gruber: Aerial)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 672602 (2006)


PAUL CARR
(b.1961)

Born in Cornwall. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and embarked on a career of operatic stage-management. He started composing as a teenager and since 1998 has devoted himself exclusively to composition with a catalogue that includes works for the concert hall, films and television.

Concerto for Clarinet and Small Orchestra (1997)

Nicholas Carpenter (Clarinet)/Mark Andrew-James/Sussex Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for 2 Saxophones, Occasional Postcards, Girl on a Beach under a Sunshade, Nocturne on an American Hymn Tune and Collage)
CLAUDIO CC4833-2 (1999)

Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra (2007)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)/Gavin Sutherland /Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Air for Strings, Budd: Tricolor Overture, Chagrin: Aquarelles - Portraits of Five Children, G. Sutherland: Clarinet Concerto and Addinsell: Ring Round the Moon).
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7209 (2008)

Concerto for Two Saxophones and Orchestra (1994)

Andrew Franks (Alto saxophone)/Andrew Sutton (Soprano saxophone)/Mark Andrew-James/Sussex Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, Occasional Postcards, Girl on a Beach under a Sunshade, Nocturne on an American Hymn Tune and Collage)
CLAUDIO CC4833-2 (1999)


STEPHEN HOUGH
(b. 1961)


Born in Heswall, Cheshire. He studied at the Juilliard School of Music in New York and has had a highly successful career as a pianist and is a visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London and a Fellow of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He has composed in various genres.

The Loneliest Wilderness - Elegy for Cello and Orchestra (2005)

Steven Isserlis (cello)/Gábor Takács-Nagy/Tapiola Sinfonietta,
( + Bloch: Schelomo and Bridge: Oration)
BIS SACD-1992 (2013)

 

GORDON KERRY
(b. 1961)

Born in the Australian State of Victoria, he studied composition with Barry Conyngham at the University of Melbourne. He has an extensive compositional catalogue including many works written on commissions from the ABC, BBC and Symphony Australia. He composes in various genres including opera, orchestral and chamber music. Some of his other orchestral works are a Sinfonietta, Sinfonia for Viola, Cello and Strings and Concertos for Clarinet and Viola.

Concerto for Cello, Strings & Percussion (1996)

Sue-Ellen Paulsen (cello)/David Porcelijn/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Heart's Clarion, Nocturne, Bright Meniscus and Harvesting the Solstice Thunders)
ABC CLASSICS 476226-8 (2004)

Heart's Clarion for Trumpet and Strings (1998)

Geoffrey Payne (trumpet)/David Porcelijn/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto, Nocturne, Bright Meniscus and Harvesting the Solstice Thunders)
ABC CLASSICS 476226-8 (2004)

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JOHN PICKARD
(b. 1963)

Born in Burnley, Lancashire. He received his B.Mus. degree at the University of Wales, Bangor, where his composition teacher was William Mathias and then studied with Louis Andriessen at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He is currently Professor of Composition and Applied Musicology at the University of Bristol. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Piano Concerto (1999-2000)

Fredrik Ullén (piano)/Martyn Brabbins/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
( + Tenebrae and Sea-Change)
BIS CD-1873 (2013)

MATTHEW TAYLOR
(b. 1964)

Born in London. He studied with Hugh Wood and Robin Holloway (b. 1943, composed a Symphony) at Cambridge and Edward Gregson at the Royal Academy of Music and also studied with Leonard Bernstein at the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival. He has been active as a composer and conductor. In the latter capacity he was associated with Robert Simpson whose Symphony No. 11 was written for and recorded by Taylor. His other concertante works are Piano Concerto, Op. 13 (1992), Violin Concerto, Op. 42 (2010-12), Double Bass Concerto, Op. 31 (2003), Clarinet Concerto, Op. 20 (1993),

Viola Concerto, Op. 41 (2010)

Sarah Jane Bradley (viola)/Gary Walker/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0175 (2013)

Horn Concerto, Op. 23 (1999, rev. 2003)

Richard Watkins (horn)/Matthew Taylor/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7178 (2006)

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PETER FRIBBINS
(b.1969)

Born in London. He studied music at the Royal Academy of Music and at Royal Holloway and Nottingham Universities as well as composition with Hans Werner Henze in London and Italy. He is Director of Music at Middlesex University and Artistic Director of the Sunday London Chamber Music Society Concerts. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Piano Concerto (2010)

Diana Brekalo (piano)/Robertas Servenikas/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + String Quartet No. 2, 2 Fantasias for Viola and Piano and A Haydn Prelude for Piano)
GUILD GMCD 7381 (2012)

 

THOMAS ADÈS
(b. 1971)

Born in London. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music with Robert Saxton and at Cambridge with Robin Holloway and Alexander Goehr. In addition to composing he is a noted pianist and Artistic Director of the Aldeburgh Festival. His catalogue includes operas and works for orchestra, chamber groups, solo instrument and voice. Some of his other works for orchestra are a Violin Concerto, Chamber Symphony, Asyla and Three Studies after Couperin.

Violin Concerto "Concentric Paths" (2007)

Anthony Marwood (violin)/Thomas Adès/Chamber Orchestra of Europe
( + Tevot, Three Studies after Couperin and Dances from Powder Her Face)
EMI CLASSICS 457813-2 (2010)


Concerto Conciso (1997)

Thomas Adès/Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
( + Chamber Symphony, Asyla, These Premises are Alarmed and …but All Shall be Well)
EMI RECOMMENDS 503404-2 (2007)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 556818-2)

 

 

GAVIN SUTHERLAND
(b. 1972)

Born in Chester-le-Street, County Durham. He studied conducting, piano and orchestration at Huddersfield University as well as further studies as a trombonist. After an appointment as pianist and staff conductor for Northern Ballet Theatre, his career as a conductor accelerated, working with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia as the orchestra of Birmingham Royal Ballet with whom he has recorded numerous CDs as well as appointments as Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal New Zealand Ballet and Music Director of English National Ballet. In addition to the Clarinet Concerto, he has written a musical "Little Women", a ballet, "Revolting Rhymes" and several chamber works.

Clarinet Concerto (2003)

Verity Butler (clarinet)/Gavin Sutherland /Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Budd: Tricolor Overture, Chagrin: Aquarelles - Portraits of Five Children, P. Carr: Oboe Concerto, Air for Strings and Addinsell: Ring Round the Moon).
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7209 (2008)

 

MORGAN HAYES
(b. 1973)


He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and then with Michael Finnissy, Simon Bainbridge and Robert Saxton. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Violin Concerto (2006)

Keisuke Okazaki (violin)/ Christopher Austin/Esbjerg Ensemble
( + Port Rhombus, Strides Book 1, Lucky's Speech, Puppet Theatre, Lucky's Dream, Three Distressed Surfaces, Slippage, Strides Book 2 and Lute Stop)
NMC NMCD163 (2011)

SOURCES OF INFORMATION
(1) BOOKS

Callaway, Frank and David Tunley (eds). Australian Composition in the Twentieth Century. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1978.

Catalogue of Canadian Music for Orchestra. Toronto: Canadian Music Centre, 1976.

Clough, Francis F. and C.J. Cuming. The World’s Encyclopedia of Recorded Music (including Supplements) in 3 vols. London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1952-57.

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2d ed., in 29 vols., edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. New York: Grove, 2001.

Hill, Ralph (ed.) The Concerto. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1952.

Hinson, Maurice. Music for Piano and Orchestra. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1981.

Howes, Frank. The English Musical Renaissance. New York: Stein and Day, 1966.

Hughes, Meiron and Robert Stradling. The English Musical Renaisance 1840-1940: Constructing a National Music, 2nd edition. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2001.

Kallmann, Helmut, Gilles Potvin and Kenneth Winters (eds). Encyclopedia of Music in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1981.

Leach, Gerald. British Composer Profiles: A biographical dictionary and chronology of past British composers 1800-1989, 2nd edition. Gerrards Cross, England: British Music Society, 1989.

Pirie, Peter J. The English Musical Renaissance: Twentieth century English composers & their works. New York: St Martin’s Press, 1978.

Poulton, Alan J. A Label Discography of Long-Playing Records, 3 vols. Blandford, England: The Oakwood Press, 1975.

Sadie, Julie Anne and Rhian Samuel (eds). The Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers. New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 1995.

Schaarwächter, Jürgen. Die britische Sinfonie 1914-1945. Cologne-Rheinkassel, Germany: Verlag Dohr, 1995.

Slonimsky, Nicolas. Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th edition. New York: Schirmer Books, 1992.

Slonimsky, Nicolas. Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (edited by Laura Kuhn). New York: Schirmer Books, 1997.

Thompson, Oscar (ed). The International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians, updated 11th edition. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1985.

(2) RECORD CATALOGUES

Gramophone Classical Record Catalogue (retitled: Gramophone Classical Catalogue) (1953-1996)

Gramophone Compact Disc Catalogue (1983-1990)

Schwann Long Playing Record Catalog (retitled: Schwann 1 – Record and Tape Guide and Schwann Opus) (1949-2001)

 
(3) WEBSITES

Governmental and Academic Sites

Australian Music Centre http://www.amcoz.com.au/

Canadian Music Centre http://www.musiccentre.ca/home.cfm

Centre for New Zealand Music http://www.sounz.org.nz/index.php

Contemporary Music Centre Ireland http://www.cmc.ie/composers/index.cfm

Dictionary of African Composers http://sacomposers.up.ac.za

Music Australia http://musicaustralia.org/apps/MA

Scottish Music Centre http://www.scottishmusiccentre.com/

Welsh Music Information Centre http://www.wmic.org/

 

Commercial Sites

Arkiv Music http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/main.jsp

Chandos Records http://www.chandos.net/

Crotchet http://www.crotchet.co.uk/

Dutton Vocalion Records http://www.duttonvocalion.com/

EMI/Virgin Classics http://www.emiclassics.com/

Gramophone http://www.gramophone.co.uk/

Hyperion Records http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/

Lyrita Recorded Edition http://www.lyrita.co.uk/

MDT http://www.mdt.co.uk/MDTSite/pages/home/default.asp

MusicWeb International http://www.musicweb-international.com/

Naxos Records http://www.naxos.com/

 

COMPOSER Sites

Many contemporary composers have their own websites and others can be found on the websites of their publishers. There are also websites for earlier composers that are maintained by societies that promote their music. These can be found by typing the composer’s name into any search engine.

© Michael Herman January 2013

 



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