Orchestral

Crossing the Bridge (2011)

  • string orchestra
  • duration: 10'
  • Oxford University Press
  • First performance 15 October, 2011
  • 1: Mostar | 2: London Bridge - crossing to America  | 3: Brooklyn Bridge
  • Orchestra Nova Strings/George Vass
  • St Albans, United Kingdom
  • Programme note available
  • See also: Wind and Brass
  • Advent MoonMostar bridge 
  • Advent MoonBrooklyn bridge

Dance the dark streets (2003 rev. 2005)

  • Concerto Grosso for string orchestra with piano obbligato
  • Piano, string orchestra
  • Duration: 12'
  • 1 Haar; 2 Whirlwind
  • Gemini Publications
  • First performance 30 March 2005
  • Nicola Eimer (pf), Orchestra Nova/George Vass
  • St Giles Cripplegate, Barbican, London (Dutton recording)
  • Haar
  • Whirlwind
  • Programme note available

Dancing Fish (2004 rev. 2005)

  • soprano saxophone, string orchestra
  • duration: 8'
  • Gemini Publications
  • First performance 30 March 2005
  • Amy Dickson (sax), Orchestra Nova/George Vass
  • St Giles Cripplegate, Barbican, London (Dutton recording)
  • Dancing Fish
  • Programme note available

The Descending Blue (2008)

  • Flute, harp and string orchestra
  • Duration: 10'
  • Orchestral score and parts for hire
  • Gemini Publications
  • Commissioned by the Shipley Arts Festival to mark the 50th anniversary of Ralph Vaughan William's death
  • A work to complement the well-loved, The Lark Ascending
  • Programme note available

Four Shakespeare Songs (1992 rev. 1999)

  • Text: Shakespeare
  • Soprano solo, string orchestra
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • 1: What 'tis to Love  |  2: Give Me My Robe  |  3: How Should I Your True Love Know  |  4: First Rehearse
  • Gemini Publications
  • Commissioned by Gillian Humphreys
  • First performance September 1999  |  Gillian Humphreys (s), London Schubert Players  |  Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London
  • See also: Vocal (soprano and piano)

Great Hills (2007)

  • Concertante for solo violin, two flutes and strings
  • Duration: 12'
  • 1 Prelude: Lady Blunt's Stradivarius; 2 Passacaglia: the still night; 3 Perpetuum mobile: Belloc's Mill
  • Oxford University Press (Hire Library)
  • Commissioned by Shipley Arts Festival
  • First performance 5 May, 2007
  • Andrew Bernardi, violin, Linda Coffin, flute, Bruce Martin, flute, Bernardi Chamber Ensemble, conductor Nic Pendlebury
  • St Mary's Church, Shipley, West Sussex
  • Programme note available

Not Just a Place Dark memories from an old tango hall (2001)

  • Violin solo, double bass solo, string orchestra
  • Duration: 7'
  • Gemini Publications
  • Commissioned by London Mozart Players
  • First performance 15 December 1999
  • David Juritz (vln), Leon Bosch (db), London Mozart Players
  • St Michael and All Angels, Chiswick, London
  • Exists in six different versions, including 'Tango Oscuro' and 'Salon Argentina'
  • Not just a place

Pavane (1999 rev. 2004)

  • 1.1+1.1.1 - 1.0.0.0 - hp - strings
  • Duration: 4'
  • Gemini Publications
  • First performance December 2004  |  Bushey Symphony Orchestra/George Vass  |  Bushey Hall School, Bushey, Hertfordshire

Play Ground (1999)

  • Text: Christie Dickason
  • 1.1.1.1 - 1.1.1.0 - perc - pfte - strings plus 7 narrators and 1 singer (m/f)
  • Duration: 18 minutes
  • Gemini Publications
  • Commissioned by London Musici
  • First performance 23 February, 1999
  • Edward Petherbridge, Lady Solti, Humphrey Burton, Susannah Simons, Hilary Tones, Sam Parks, Mandy More, Renzo Murrone, Jason Hicks, London Musici/Mark Stephenson  |  St John's, Smith Square, London

Rain, Steam and Speed  (2006)

  • 2.2.2.2 - 2.2.0.0 - perc1 - strings
  • Duration: 9'
  • Gemini Publications
  • Commissioned by The Portsmouth Grammar School
  • First performance 24 June 2006  |  London Mozart Players/Nicolae Modoveanu  |  Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral
  • Programme note available

Seraphim (1999 rev. 2002) - further information available

  • Trumpet concerto  |  Solo trumpet, string orchestra, percussion (3 tom toms, bowed vibraphone, crotales, bass drum)
  • Duration: 12'
  • 1: Blow your trumpets  |  2: Angells  |  3: Imagin'd corners
  • Gemini Publications
  • Commissioned by London Mozart Players and Paul Archibald
  • First performance 23 October 1999  |  Paul Archibald (tpt), London Mozart Players  |  St Michael and All Angels, Chiswick, London
  • Blow your trumpets
  • Programme note available

Seventy Degrees Below Zero (2012) 

  • Cantata for tenor soloist and chamber orchestra  
  • Duration: 20'
  • 1: We Measure  |  2: The Ice Tree  |  3: To My Widow
  • Text: Sean Street and Robert Falcon Scott
  • Commissioned by the Scott Polar Research Institute and the City of London Sinfonia
  • First performance 3 February 2012  |  Robert Murray (tenor) City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton, conductor  |  The Symphony Hall, Birmingham
  • Programme note available

Theatre of Tango (formerly Tales from South America) (2011)

  • Text: Sean Street
  • Baritone, solo violin and orchestra
  • Duration: 17'
  • Commissioned by Welsh Chamber Orchestra
  • Oxford University Press
  • First performance 26 May  |  Welsh Chamber Orchestra  |  Beaumarais, Anglesey

Time Piece (2000)

  • String orchestra, percussion
  • Duration: 8'
  • Gemini Publications
  • Commissioned by Trinity College of Music Junior Department and the Reigate String Orchestra
  • First performance 25 March, 2000  |  String orchestras of the Junior Department of Trinity College and Blackheath Conservatoire  |  Blackheath Concert Halls, London
  • Designed to suit three levels of ability; easy, intermediate and senior