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Richard Stoker

Chronological Catalogue of Works

Please note that the composer does not indicate a date of composition for all of his works. This catalogue shows an approximate date where known. Many compositions are grouped together under an opus number that does not reflect the order in which they were composed. Details of first performances are given. Thanks are given to Dr. Gill Stoker for allowing me to reproduce material from her website.

Opus

Work

Instrumentation & first performance details

Publisher

1

Petite Suite

 

Orch 2121.221 hrp, p, strs
BBC Concert Orchestra, 
(Tausky, 1963) 

Chappell

2

Antic Hay Overture

Orch 2222.433 p, strs
Hallé (Handford, 1962)

 

2b

Antic Hay Overture

Version for wind band

2c

Suite, after Purcell

Orch 2222.433 hrp p strs

2d

Concerto for 
Harpsichord & Strings

Concertino for 
piano and strings

3

Trio

Fl, ob, cl  (Leighton house 1962)

 

3b

Little Suite

2 treble instruments

3c

Festival Suite

Trumpet and piano

 

3d

Rounds & Canons

3 treble instruments

4

Canticle 1: 
Canticle of the Rose

High voice, cl, vle, pno

4b

Psalm 93

SATB, string orch or organ or pno

4c

String Trio

vl, vle, vc

4d

Trio

cl, vle, pno

5

Sonatina

cl, pno (BBC Radio 3, 
Johanassen/Jenkins, 1980)

Leeds Music MCA  

5b

Music for Three

3 ob or 3 cl

Leeds Music MCA  

5c

Chorale Prelude No 1

Organ solo

5d

The World's Way

Unison voices and piano or 
solo voice and piano

6

Wind Quintet

fl, ob, cl, bsn, hrn  (Macnaughten, 
Portia, 4 St James Sq, 1963)

 

7

From an Artist's Sketchbook

6 easy pieces

7b

Fireworks

6 easy pieces

Fentone

7c

The Fairground

6 easy pieces

7d

The Little Giraffe

12 easy pieces 

8

Miniature String Trio

vl, vle, vc

Ricordi

8b

Four Miniatures

fl, cl, pno etc, 2 cl and pno, 
or ob bsn and pno

8d

Clarinet Quartet

cl, vl, vle, vc

9

Twelve Nocturnes

Piano solo  (Richard Rodney Bennett, 4 St James Sq, 1960)

9b

The Magic Toyshop

Unison voices and piano

9c

Sailaway

Unison voices and instr or pno

10

Variations
Passacaglia & Fugue

String orch
(BBC Philharmonic, 1981)

Peters  

11

String Quartet No 1

(Buxton Festival, Alberni, 1962)

Ricordi

11b

Miniature String
Quartets

1.  In Italy    2.  In France
3.  In Britain

11c

Four Countries: 
Suite for Strings

Strings

11d

French Suite

Strings

12

Symphony No 1

Orch 3323.4331 timp perc hrp strs

12b

Litany Sequence
& Hymn

Brass quartet, brass ensemble 
or brass band

12c

Four Conversations

2 bass instruments
or alto and tenor saxophone

Fentone

12d

Three Inventions

2 bass instruments

Leeds Music MCA  

12e

Prelude & Scherzando

Flute and piano

[Associated Board]

12f

Chant & Danse

Oboe and piano

[Associated Board]

12g

Air & Danse

Bassoon and piano

[Associated Board]

12h

Chaconne & Rondo

Horn and piano

[Associated Board]

12i

Melody &
Concert Piece

Trombone and piano

[Associated Board]

13

Triptych

Solo clarinet or bass clarinet (Chichester, 1967)

 

13b

Soliloquy

Solo flute

 

13c

Music for Two

Recorders

 

13d

Little Dance Suite

3 recorders

Ricordi

13e

Brass Quartet

Trumpet, two horns and trombone

13f

Concert Caprice

Solo horn (or solo cor anglais)

13g

Aubade

Solo oboe or cor anglais

13h

Concert Piece

Solo cello (or bassoon) 

14

Ecce Homo

Cantata for speaker, tenor,
baritone solo, chorus & orch 

Peters

14b

Partita

Violin and piano

14c

Monologue

Solo violin

15

Sonata No 1

Violin and piano  (Grinke/Weingarten, 
Conway Hall, 1966)

 

15b

Regency Suite

Six movements 1952-1959 

 

15c

Troilus And Cressida

Incidental music to Shakespeare
orch 1110.2422 per hrp tmp strs
(old vic, 1964) 

16

Sextet

Cl hrn bsn str trio  (Czech Nonet, 
Cheltenham, 1966)

 

17

Piano Serenade 

Five movements 1962

 

17b

Passacaglia

Orch 2222.433  hrp p strs

18

String Quartet No 2

Ricordi

18b

Chorale For Strings

Fentone

18c

Air & Dance

Cello and piano 

Fentone

18d

Concert Music

Cello ensemble (6 part)

19

Songs Of Love And Loss 

High voice and piano (5 poems) 1952-1957

 

19b

A Poet's Notebook

Piano solo 1969 (6 pieces) 
(Leighton house, Spurrell,1972)

Leeds Music MCA  

19c

Birthday Of The Infanta 

Children's opera

19d

Permutations

Orch or instrs 1111.111 strs
(instrumentation conductor's choice) 

20

Proverbs

SATB and orch or organ

Barry Brunton

20b

Gloria In Excelsis Deo 

SATB

Oecumuse

20c

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis 

Org

20d

Requiescat

SS  pno 1969

Leeds Music MCA 

20e

Songs Of Spring 

SSA  a capella

Leeds Music MCA  

20f

A Supplication

SA capella 

Oecumuse

20g

Missa Brevis 

Unison and org 

Oecumuse

20h

Visits Of Truth 

SATB

20i

Jesu Holy Child

20j

Chant

SATB

Oecumuse

20k

Glory Be To The Father

SA 'a capella'

Oecumuse

21

Sonatina 

Flute and piano, 3 movements 
(BBC Radio 3, 1984) 

 

21b

Sonatina

vl and vle, 3 movements  (Grinke/Kondacks, 
Canada, 1965)

21c

Invention

cl and vle

22

Prelude & Toccata

Violin and piano (Leighton House,1974)

22b

Zodiac Variations 

12 pieces 1965

 

22c

Zodiac Variations

Guitar 1965 (arranged by Martin Vishnick 1978)

 

23

Little Symphony

1111.211 pno tmp perc strs
(instrumentation conductor's choice) 
(LCM, 1970) 

Boosey & Hawkes

23b

Antiphons & Responses

4.1111.111 tmp perc strs
recorder quartet (or flute quartet) and small orchestra or youth orchestra

24

Piano Trio No 1

(Willison Trio, 
Wigmore Hall, 1964)

 

25

Music That Brings 
Sweet Sleep 

1968 (Langridge, Maidstone, 1970; English, BBC, 1978)

 

26

Piano Sonata No 1

1967 (Else Cross, Radio Dublin, 1970; Eric Parkin, BBC, 1990)

 

27

A Little Organ Book 

(Townend, Christ Church Chelsea, 1969; Bunney, BBC)

Boosey & Hawkes

28

Partita  for Organ

(Wolverhampton/BBC, Richardson, 1970)

Boosey & Hawkes 

29

Three Pieces

Solo oboe or cor anglais 
(Wigmore Hall, 1970)

Peters

29b

Three Epigrams

Cor anglais and piano

 

29c

An Oboe Method

Oboe tutor

30

Johnson Preserv'd 

Opera in 3 acts, 5 solo and orch 
1111.1 perc tmp hrp strs
(or opera orch) 
(St Pancras, 1967)

 

30b

Interludes and Arias from Johnson Preserv'd

Tenor and orch

 

30c

Two Arias with Piano

Polly's aria: soprano
Mrs Thrale's aria: mezzo-soprano

31

Three Improvisations 
for Organ 

(St Giles Cripplegate, 1973)

Boosey & Hawkes

31b

Variants for Organ 

(Leeds Parish Church, 1978) 

Berben

31c

Contemporary Organ Technique

(New College Oxford, 1978) 

 

31d

Three Pieces for Organ 

(St Brides, Fleet Street, 1982)

Fentone

31e

Chorale Prelude No 2 

Wedding prelude

32

Terzetto

Cl, vle and pno 
(Harlow 1968) 

 

33

Serenade for Orchestra

1111.1 tmp strs (Philomusica, Victoria & Albert Museum, 1971)

 

33b 

The Garden Party

Orchestral suite, Bach/Stoker
2222.433 hrp perc strs
(London Coliseum, 1971)

34

Feast of Fools 
Overture for Orchestra 

2222.433 hrp p strs

 

35

Piano Trio No 2

(Bureau Trio,
Purcell room, 1969)

 

36

String Quartet No 3 (Adlerian)

(Purcell Room  1969; 
New York  1970)

 

37

Nocturnal

Horn trio: horn, violin and piano (or horn, cl and pno) 
(Cheltenham  1970)

 

38

Facets

Fl, vl, vc and hrpchd (or fl, ob, guitar, hrpchd)
(Wigmore Hall, 1975)

 

38b

Sinfonia for Sax 

Four saxophones (QEH, April 1971)

 

39

Aspects I In III 

Low or high voice and piano 1970
(Wigmore Hall, 1970)

39b

Folk Song Arrangements (8)

Voice and piano 1968-1988

39c

Folk Song Arrangements (8) 

Voice and guitar

 Doblinger

40

Polemics 

Oboe quartet: ob, vl, vle & vc
(Janet Craxton, Leighton House)

41

The Glory Of The Dove 

SA 1976

Barry Brunton

41b

A Landscape Of Truth 

Choral AATTBB

 

41c

Noble Nature & Truth

Two part songs for SATB 
(BBC Singers, 1974) 

 

42

Sonatina 

Guitar  1974 (Estarellas, 
Purcell Room, 1974) 

 

42b

Improvisation 

Guitar  1972 (Gilardino, Italy; Estarellas, BBC) 

 

42c

Pastoral 

Guitar  (Hector Quine) 1966

 

42d

Pastoral

Oboe and strings
(composer's arrangement of Op. 42c)

43

Sonata No 2 

Violin and piano  (Deakin/Lumsden,
Wigmore Hall, 1972)

 

44

Canticle 2: Make Me a Willow Cabin 

Soprano, mezzo-soprano and piano  (Purcell Room, 1973)

 

45

Piano Variations 

(Wigmore Hall, 1973)

 

45b

Piano Variations

Composer's version
(for left hand alone)

46

Diversions on a Theme of Mikis Theodorakis 

1973 (Kevin Peak, Leighton House 1973)

 

46b

Diversions on a Theme of Lennox Berkeley

Piano duet  1975 (Koenig/Stoker, Purcell Room) 

 

47

Duologue 

Two pianos 1975  (Bennett & Bradshaw, Purcell Room, 1975)

 

48

Aspects of Flight 

Medium voice and piano Carolyn Maia & Richard Stoker, Purcell Room, 1974)

 

49

Concertino No 1 

Flute And Violin  (McNutt/Martin, Cheltenham, 1966)

49b

Concertino No 2 

Violin and cello
(Bureau, Purcell Room, 1975)

49c

Variants 

Clarinet and violin

50

Therese Raquin 

Opera  (in preperation)

51

Benedictus 

SATB and orch or organ 
(Queen Elizabeth Hall, 1975) 

Oecumuse

52

Portrait of a Town 

Speaker and two pianos 1976 
(Huddersfield, 1976)

Ricordi 

53

Assemblages 

Four pianos (16 hands) 
(Huddersfield, 1976)

 

53b

Assemblages 

Piano duet (4 hands)

54

Piano Concerto 

3 movements
(Symphony or chamber orch) 

55

Sonata 

Two guitars 1977
(Wigmore Hall, 1977) 

Barry Brunton

56

Concerto 

Two guitars and tape 1978 
(Wigmore Hall 1978) 

 

57

Pieces for Polita (6) 

Guitar solo 1979 

 

58

Organ Symphony 

(Wimborne Minster, 1980) 

Barry Brunton

59

Piano Trio No 3 

(Bureau, Purcell Room, 1980)

60

Trio Sonata 

Fl, vl & org (or hrpchd/pno)
(St George's Hanover Square,  1980)

 

61

Sonata No 3 

Solo violin 
(Gillian Findlay, Wigmore Hall, 1982)

62

Locations 

String quartet etc or other instrs

63

Two Jazz Preludes 

Piano solo  1980
(Richard Stoker, Purcell Room, 1982)

 

63b

Waiting For You

Voice and piano

63c

No Longer Cry 

Voice and piano

64

Four Yeats Songs

1968

65

Partita 

For clarinet and piano 
(Purcell Room, 1985)

66

Dance Movements 

Guitar or lute 1984
(Purcell Room, 1984) 

Barry Brunton

67

Movement from 
Bouquet for Lennox 

Symphony orch
(Cheltenham, 1983) 

68

Canticle 3: 
Chinese Canticle

Fl (pic or alto fl), cl (bcl, alto sax), vcl, harp (Purcell Room, 1991)

69

Four Shakespeare Songs 

Voice and piano (Jacqueline Fox, Leighton House, 9th November 1988

69b

Four Shakespeare Songs

Voice and guitar 

70

The Scholars 

High voice,  fl, ob, clbsu, hrn, tmp, vl, vle, cv (or voice & pno) Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester c.1993

71

Piano Sonata No 2 

5 movements 1992

72

Ostinato

Guitar and cello

 

72b

Mouvement Perpetuel 

Three clarinets

73

Five Melodies

Violin and piano

73b

Partita 

Mandolin and harp

 

73c

Labyrinths

Six duets for ob, cl, tr, etc
(or other treble instrs) 

Barry Brunton

73d

Foundations

20 exercises for ob, cl, tr, etc
(for two treble instrs) 

74

A York Suite - Eboracum 

Piano Solo  (Written for 
Eric Parkin) 

75

Greek Songs - Theodorakis 

Arrangements, including the smuggled song, 'remember us' 
of 1969

76

Kristallnacht Monody 

Solo voice (Leighton House, Jacqueline Fox, 9th November 1998

 

77

Quatre Morceaux a Quatre Mains

Four pieces for piano duet 1988

78

Realisation

Byrd Lullaby My Sweet Little Baby (Jacqueline Fox, Leighton House, 9th November 1998)

 

78b

Realisation

Bach First prelude 
piano and strings

79

Realisation

Purcell - Dido's lament (Jacqueline Fox, Leighton House, 9th November 1998)

79b

Realisation

Chopin Op.10 

 

79c

Arrangement of Bread & Gravy

Hoagy Carmichael - 

 

80

Quartet for Bass Instruments

For four bassoons (or any bass instrument.

 

81

Sonate Symphonique

Organ Solo

 

82

Three Carols (I Saw A Fair Mayden, Creator Lord, Jesu Holy Child)

Text by Anon (1) and J.M. Stoker (2) & (3)

 

83a

A green & Pleasant Land (12 songs)

Voice & Recorder

Poems by the composer.

Dedicated to John Turner

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester 4th August 2006.

 

83b

Partita

Solo Oboe and/or Cor Anglais

 

84

Memento Mary Magdalen

Recorder and String Quartet (or String Orchestra)

Dedicated to John Turner

 

85

A Garrick Round or Garrick Canon

For four voices (with or without piano accompaniment)

Words by Dr. Gill Stoker.

 

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