President: Sir Charles Mackerras CBE
Chairman: Matthew Eve
Adam & Eve - see Vocal
Op.132 (5 March - 8 April 1984)
Flute, string trio and harp
First performance: 7 October 1984, People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne
by the Ondine Ensemble.
Commissioned by the People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne with funds provided by Northern Arts
Dedication: Marianne Ehrhardt and the Ondine Ensemble
Op.135 (22 October 1984 - 22 March 1985)
Clarinet in A and string quartet
First performance 25 August 1985 in the Arundel Festival, England
Commissioned by Angela Maisbury and the Medici Quartet and dedicated to them
Eight Aphorisms for Trombone Octet
Op.125 (17 September - 14 October 1987)
2 alto, 4 tenor, and 2 bass trombones
First performance: 26 July 1982, Colston Hall, Bristol.
GSM Trombone Choir conducted by Peter Gene
Commissioned by :
Peter Gene and the Guildhall School of Music Trombone Choir and dedicated to them
Five Fictitious Folksongs
flute, oboe (or 2nd clarinet), clarinet, bassoon
Op. 50 (10 December 1965 - 17 May 1966)
flute, violin, cello
First performance: 11 May 1969, Everyman Cinema, London (Camden Festival).
Commissioned by Trio Orpheus (Balgium)
Dedication: Trio Orpheus
Op. 76 (12-25 January 1977; revised 14 March 1977)
horn, violin, piano
First performance: 7 November 1971, Newport, Wales.
Ifor James Horn Trio
Commissioned by Ifor James
Dedication: Ifor James
Op.110 (14 May - 13 July 1979)
oboe, violin, viola, cello
First performance: 20 November 1979, St Mary's Paddington, London.
Sarah Francis and the Cummings String Trio
Commissioned by Sarah Francis with Arts Council of Great Britain funds
Dedication: Sarah Francis and the Cummings String Trio
(see also Op.110a)
Op.43 (24 August - 26 September 1964)
clarinet, horn, bassoon, string quartet, double bass
First performance: 18 March 1966, Friends' House, London (Camden Festival).
Francis Chagrin Ensemble conducted by Francis Chagrin
Dedication: 'to my wife Valerie in celebration of our 8th wedding Anniversary (Sept 2 1964)'
An Old English Suite
Op.37 (January 1967)
E flat clarinet, 2 B flat clarinets, basset horn, 2 bass clarinets (ll = pedal clarinatl)
First performance: 1964, London Clarinet Sextet
Op.153 an entertainment - (15 January - 6 February 1989)
Wind Sextet (Flute/piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon)
First performance: 3 February 1990, Plinston Hall, Letchworth by Albion Ensemble, followed by tour Commissioned by Albion Ensemble with funds provided by Eastern Arts
Dedication: Dedicated to the Albion Ensemble and written in honour of the 200th anniversary of Mozart's death (1791-1991)
Op.97 (14 September 1974 - 30 November 1976)
First performance: 15 September 1978, University
of Newcastle upon Tyne,
England. Denis Matthews (piano), Barry Wilde,
Clive Lander, Noel Broome, Alan Turner
Commissioned by the Dental Graduates Association of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne to celebrate the opening of the new Dental School and Hospital
Dedication: G.E.M. Hallatt
First Piano Trio
Op.93 (22 October - 27 November 1974; revised 1981)
First performance: 21 February 1979, King's Hall, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Dedication: Giles Easterbrook
Second Piano Trio
Op.177 (17 February 1995 - 22 April1996)
First performance: 16 September 1996, Wigmore Hall,
Lake Piano Trio, to whom it is dedicated.
Op.162 (3 January 1991)
Dedication to the Medici and friends to celebrate their XXth anniversary.
Double String Quartet, CBass, Clarinet, Guitar, Piano Duet and Tubular Bell (played by composer.)
Conducted by the composer. Wigmore Hall 17 January 1991
Serenade to the Moon
Op.141 (23 June - 2 August 1986)
3 clarinets, bass clarinet or 4 saxophones or woodwind quartet or string quartet/orchestra etc.
First performance: April 1st 1987, Salon des Conciertos, Conservatorlo, Ciudad Real, Spain.
Commissioned by the Ebony Quartet with funds provided by British Reserve Insurance Co. Ltd Dedication: 'to my daughter Philippa in fond memory of her cello playing days' "in honour of Schubert's forthcoming 190th birthday & the 160th anniversary of his death (Schubert
Sonata for Brass Quintet
Op. 92 (17-18 October 1974; revised 1981)
2 trumpets, tenor trombone, horn, tuba
First performance: 16 November 1981, Lenton Hall, University of Nottingham, England.
Commissioned by Peter Goodwin & Equale Brass & dedicated to them
Second Sonata for Brass Quintet
Op.154 (10-18 February 1989)
2 trumpets, tenor trombone, horn, tuba.
Commissioned by Fine Arts Brass Quintet and dedicated to them
String Quartet No.1
Op.6 (completed 20 May 1954)
First performance: 17 December 1955, Wigmore Hall, London ISPNMI.
Dedication: Julius Ungerson
3rd Prize, Sixth International String Quartet Competition, Liège, Belgium, 1956;
2nd Place, Cobbatt Prize, 1956;
William Yeats Hurlstone Trophy, Croydon, England, 1957;
Harriet Cohen Medal, 1959
String Quartet No.2
Op.17 (December 1957 - 15 May 1958; revised November 1960)
First performance: September 1959, Liège Radio,
Belgium. Quatuor Municipal de Liège
Dedication: 'To my Wife'
String Quartet No.3
Op. 78 (29 March - 14 June1971)
First performance: 3 March 1974, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA.
Fine Arts Quartet
Dedication: 'Written for the Fine Arts Quartet in honour of their 25th Anniversary Season 1971 -1972'
Quartet Prelude in honour of Joseph Haydn
Op. 124 No.1(9 September 1981)
First performance: 17 July 1986, Harrow School.
Commissioned by the Delmé Quartet
Dedication: 'for the Delmé Quartet with much affection & admiration'
String Quartet No.4
Op. 124 No.2 (29 September - 6 November 1981)
First performance: 8 September 1982, Wigmore Hall, London.
Delmé Quartet Commissioned by the Delmé Quartet with Arts Council of Great Britain funds
Dedication: 'for the Delmé Quartet with much admiration and affection in honour of their 20th Anniversary (1962-82) & Joseph Haydn's 250th birthday (1732 - 1982)'
Op. 32 'Requiescant pro defunctis iudaeis' (February - June 1961)
2 violins, viola, 2 cellos
First performance of part: 1964, BBC TV 'Monitor' film,
Purcell Quartet, Kenneth Heath
First complete performance: 24 September 1965,
Wigmore Hall, London, Alberni Quartet, Bruno Schreker
Commissioned by the Boccherini Quintet
(see also Requiem, Op.39, under Vocal and Choral Works)
Op. 55 (2 October - 21 November 1966)
First performance: 15 April 1967, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham.
Nemet String Trio
Commissioned by the Nemet String Trio
Dedication: Nemet String Trio
Twelve Letters - see Vocal
Op.143 (17 May 1986)
Five players, variable instrumentation
Commissioned by Universal Edition for an album of pieces by various composers, edited by David Bedford
Dedication: 'for Bill Colleran'
Op.102 (6 September 1977 - 4 January 1978)
First performance: 5 March 1978, Wigmore Hall, London.
Belgian Wind Quintet
Dedication: 'Instigated by Ruth Ticher, concert agent, and Wilfried Westerlinck, fellow composer, and dedicated to them and to the Belgian Wind Quintet for whom this work was written'
Op. 12(1957 - 1960)
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