The Wilfred Josephs Society


President: Sir Charles Mackerras CBE
Chairman: Matthew Eve



INSRUMENTAL WORKS (1 or 2 players)
Alice's Reverie
Double Bass and Piano
from, Through the Looking Glass & What Alice Found There (see Stage Work)
Dedication: Gary Karr and Harmon Lewis
Recital Music
c.5'

Arabesques
Op.150 (2 July 1985 - 23 May 1988)
Piano
I. Intermezzo; II. Capriccie Ostinato; Ill.
Intermezzo; IV. Idyll
Dedication: For Laura and Bernard Jacobson - a (late) wedding present (!!)
Music Haven
c.8'

Byrdsong
Op. 104 (10 July - 24 October 1978)
Organ and piano
First performance: 30 September 1981, Royal
Festival Hall, London. Stephen and Nicholas Cleobury
Commissioned by Stephen and Nicholas Cleobury   with Arts Council of Great Britain funds
Dedication: Stephen and Nicholas Cleobury
Mornington
c.10'45"

Cadenzas for Mozart's E flat Piano Concerto K.482 - see Concertos

Chacony
Op. 38 (19 April 1962 - 29 April 1963)
Violin and piano
First performance: 23 October 1963, Carnegie
Hall, New York. Michael Davis and Richard Woitach
Dedication: Michael Davis
Music Haven
(See Recordings)
c.10'30"

Clarinet Sonata No.1
Op. 148 (8 November 1987 - 7 March 1988)
Clarinet (Al)and Piano
First performance: 27 April 1988, St. John's,
Smith Square, London. Martin Powell and James Vickers
Commissioned by Martin Powell
Dedication: Martin Powell
Mornington
c.21'

Clarinet Sonata No.2
Op.149 (20 March - 4 April 1988)
Clarinet (Al and piano
First performance: Old Swan Hotel, 25th
Harrogate Festival, 8 August 1990
Martin Powell (cl.) Stephen Robbings (pfte)
Commissioned by Martin Powell
Dedication: Martin Powell Mornington
c.14'30"

Double Bass Sonata
Op.119 (27 April - 8 September 1980)
First performance: 29 May 1981, Leeds Playhouse
(Leeds Music Festival). Gary Karr and Harmon Lewis
Commissioned by Gary Karr with Arts Council of Great Britain funds
Dedication: Gary Karr and Harmon Lewis
Recital Music
c.13'

Doubles
Op.85 (2 October 1970 - 12 November 1973)
Twice Twenty-Two Doubles on Two Themes by   Two Composers for Two Pianos
First performance: 23 March 1977, Turnhout (Belgian Radio).
Heidi Hendrickx and Levente Kende
Dedication: 'for my wife Valerie'
Mornington (See Recordings)
c.26'

Fantasia on Three Notes
Op. 105 (25-28 October 1978)
Organ
First performance: 10 July 1980, Royal Festival
Hall, London. W.A.Humpherson
Commissioned by the British Dental Association
Dedication: the members of the British Dental Association
ma.
c5'

Flute Sonata
Op.99 (26 November 1976 31 January 1977)
First performance: 3 March 1977, Purcell Room,
London. Christopher Taylor and Naomi Davidov
Commissioned by Naomi Davidov (piano) and Christopher Taylor (flute)
Mornington
c.13'

Four Studies in Pianissimo (Originally known as Piano Piece)
Op.174 (9 October 1979 - 8 January 1980)
Clarinet, piano
First performance: 1 March 1980, St John's, Smith
Square, London. Anton Weinberg and Helen
Robertson-Barker
Commissioned by Anton Weinberg
Dedication: Anton Weinberg
Mornington
c.13'30"

Northumbrian Dances
Op. 139 (1 April - 31 May 1986)
Soprano saxophone, piano. 5 dances based on Northumbrian tunes
First performance: 11 July 1986, Hexham Abbey Festival.
John Harle (sax) & John Lenehan (pfte)
Commissioned by Hexham Abbey Festival with Northern Arts funds
Dedication: John Harle
Novello
c15'
(See also under Orchestral and under Concertos)

Oboe Sonata
Op.152 (28 July - 10 October 1988)
Oboe and piano
Commissioned by David Wilson and dedicated to him
Mornington
c.14'

Organ Sonata
Op.165 (10 - 19 May 1992 (Columbus, Ohio))
Commissioned by lain Quinn
3 movements
m.s.

Piano Sonata No.2
Op.40 (completed May 1963)
First performance: 16 August 1963,
Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Neil van Allen
Commissioned by Neil van Allen
Weinberger
cl 6'

Pictures from an Imaginary Exhibition
Op.176 (1995 - 1996)
Piano
Commissioned by National Federation of Music Societies, Northern Region (sponsored by Northern Arts) for Anthony Goldatone (piano)
First performance: 23rd October 1996 in Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, Northumberland.
Then 24th and 26th in Newcastle and Darlington
Music Haven
c.30'

Prelude for Léon Goossens's 90th Birthday
Op110A (8 - 17 February 1987)
Oboe, piano
Arrangement by the composer of slow movement of Oboe Quartet Op. 110 for a concert on June 12th 1987 (in honour of Léon Goossens) by Nicholas Daniel and Julius Orake
Mornington
c.5'40"

29 Preludes
Op. 70 (7 April - 23 July 1969)
Piano
First performance: 13 March 1970, Purcell Room, London. Heinz Medjimorec
Commissioned by the Anglo-Austrian Society through Peter Stadlen
Mornington
c.25-26'

Siesta
Op.8 (17 October 1955)
Violin and piano
First performance: 1955 or 1956, London.
Michael Davis (violin)
Music Haven
c.2'30"

Solo Cello Sonata
Op. 73 (28 March - 28 April 1970)
First performance: 17 December 1971, BBC,
Raphael Sommer
Commissioned by Raphael Sommer
Novello
c.23'

Solo Oboe Piece
Op. 84 (22 March - 24 May 1973)
First performance: 1 April 1974, Purcell Room,
London. Graham Salter
Commissioned by Reddiffe Concerts of British   Music with Arts Council of Great Britain funds
Novello
Duration variable lc.8'l

Solo Violin Sonata
Op.75 (completed 29 July 1957)
First performance: 1 April 1958, Wigmore Hall,
London (SPNM).
Alan Loveday
Commissioned by Michael Davis
Dedication: 'For Michael Davis, with admiration'
Music Haven
c.17'30"

Sonata Duo
Op.97 (19-25 February 1976)
Piano duet
First performance: 29 December 1978, Washington, Co. Durham, England. Nina Perry and Margery Few
Dedication: Nina Perry and Margery Few
ms.
c.16'

Sonata for Two Guitars
Op. 171(22 May 1993 - 3 September 1993)
Commissioned by Richard Hand
Dedication: The Hand-Dupre' Duo
I Prelude
II Scherzo
Ill Song
IV Threnody
m.s

14 Studies
Op. 53 (July-August; revised October-November 1966)
Piano
First performance: 18 July 1967, Town Hall, Cheltenham, England (Cheltenham Festival).
Rhonda Gillespie
Commissioned by Rhonda Gillespie, Joy Blech, and Yonty Solomon
Dedication: Rhonda Gillespie, Joy Blech, and Yenty Solomon
Mornington
(See Recordings)
c.28'

Testimony
Op.122 (9 February - 16 March 1987)
Toccata for organ in memoriam DSCH
First performance: 1 December 1961, Leeds.
Robert Munna
Commissioned by Robert Munna
Dedication: 'in memory of a great man'
Mornington
(See Recordings)
c.5'

Thoughts on a Spanish Guitar
Op.111 (June 1979)
First performance: 9 April 1980, Purcell Room, London.
Rose Andresier
Commissioned by Rose Andresier with Arts Council of Great Britain funds
Dedication: Rose Andresier
Mornington
ISee Recordings)
c.19'

Threnody
Op.179 (28 May 1994)
First performance: 13 April 1997, Westminster
Abbey, London, Paul Plummer
Dedication: David Measham in memory of Denise Merrelt
Recital Music
c.6'

Toccata
Op. 66 (1968)
Guitar
Commissioned by Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press
c.3'

Tombeaux
Op115 (17 January - 2 February 1980)
Organ
First performance: 27 August 1980, St Mary's
Cathedral, Edinburgh. Robert Munna
Commissioned by Robert Munna with Arts Council of Great Britain funds
Dedication: Robert Munna
Mornington
c.27'

Two Flute Studies for Simon Hunt
Op.127 (27 January1982)
Solo flute
Commissioned by Simon Hunt
Dedication: No.1 'In fond memory of Francis Poulenc'
Pan Educational Music
c.3'

Violin Sonata No.1
Op.46 (8 April - 13 May; revised 3 June 1965)
First performance: 22 October 1965, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Michael Davis and Robert Sutherland
Mornington
c.20'

Violin Sonata No.2
Op.90 (14 October - 11 December 1975)
First performance: recorded 29 November 1976, BBC,
Gyorgy Pauk and Peter Frankl
Dedication: In memory of Joe Cohen, publisher and friend
Mornington
c.20'

Violin Sonata No.3
Op.147 (20 November 1986 - 24 October 1987)
First performance: 11 December 1989, Wigmore Hall,
Michael Davis and Nelson Harper
Dedication: for Michael Davis and Nelson Harper
Music Haven
c15'




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