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  • 1GAVINBRYARS

    Composer Brochure

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  • 3CHRONOLOGY

    1898 Father Walter Joseph (Joe) Bryars, (latterly a postman), born February1898 Morgan Robertson publishes "Futility, or The Wreck of the Titan".1907 Mother Miriam Eleanor Hopley (housewife, amateur cellist), born June.1910 Raymond Roussels "Locus Solus" published.1912 RMS Titanic sinks on maiden voyage at 41 43.5N 49 56.8W, North Atlantic,

    April 14/15.1914 Raymond Roussels "Impressions dAfrique" published.1918 Marcel Duchamp gives up art for chess.1930 Sister Pamela born January.1931 Sister Hazel born September.1933 Death of Raymond Roussel, July 14.1935 Brother Andrew born September.1940 Death of Goole-born marine artist Reuben Chappell (b. 1870).1943 Richard Gavin Bryars born, January 16, Hook, nr Goole, East Yorkshire: "The

    landscape is so flat that I would see big ships moving slowly through the fields, inreality following the winding river".

    1943 "New Complexity" composer Brian Ferneyhough born, also January 16; GB pointsto the differences in their upbringings: "Ferneyhough was born in Coventry, whichwas subject to heavy German bombing, whereas I was brought up in Goole, wherethe only wartime incident was when two RAF planes collided over the river. Ibecame a kind of laid-back English ironist and he became a hard-line Europeanmodernist".

    1944 Brother Quentin born, May.1946 "My first clear memory is of my mother practising the cello."1948 Collge de "Pataphysique" founded.1950 Death of Gerald Tyrwhitt(-Wilson), Lord Berners (b. 1883).1952 Father dies, June 151952 John Cages "433"1954 Gavin Bryars attends Goole Grammar School, to 1961: "Generally a very enjoyable

    time, especially in the later years".1954 Encounters the work of Jules Verne1955 Walter Lord publishes "A Night to Remember", about Titanic sinking; subsequently

    filmed.1956 Death in Glasgow of Harold Bride, junior wireless officer, RMS Titanic, April 29.1957 "Four of us started to try to play jazz. I was playing piano at that time."1957 John Cage begins course on experimental composition at New School of Social

    Research, New York (to 1959).1957 Goole AFC reach third round of F.A. Cup before going down to Nottingham

    Forest.1958 Death of composer Joseph Holbrooke (b. 1878).

  • 41960 Music master Cyril Ramsay introduces GB to music of John Cage, the silent piece"433" and works for prepared piano; hears jazz and poetry recordings.

    1960 Foundation of Oulipo (Ouvroir de littrature potentielle), as a branch of the Collgede 'Pataphysique, November.

    1961 On leaving Goole Grammar School, with to the schools surprise high A levelmarks, geography and sixth form master Arnold Chappell comments: "You know,Bryars, youre not going to be able to get through life relying on your gift forimprovisation"

    1961 Takes up double bass; reads extensively, and particularly in modern Irish literature.1961 Death of Percy Grainger (b. 1882)1961 Pianist Bill Evans (1929-1980) performs and records at Village Vanguard club, New

    York City, June.1961 Death of Evans bassist Scott La Faro (1936-1961) in motor accident at Flint, NY,

    July 6.1961 George Maciunas (1931-1978) uses Fluxus name for first time.1961-64 Studies philosophy, University of Sheffield, to 1964.1962 GB meets guitarist Derek Bailey (1930-2005), drummer Tony Oxley (b. 1938) and

    pianist Gerry Rollinson (b. 1938).1963 Cornelius Cardew (1936-1981) begins his open-form piece "Treatise" (1963-1967).1964 GB plays summer season at St Brelades Bay Hotel, Jersey, with Bailey and Rollinson,

    Easter; flies back to sit final university examinations, June; GB graduates BA,University of Sheffield.

    1964 Forms trio Joseph Holbrooke with Bailey and Oxley, autumn.1964-66 Studies bass at Northern School of Music, to 1966; freelance bassist.1965 GB teaches music, Drax Grammar School (now the Read School), near Selby,

    Yorkshire.1965 House bassist, Greasborough Working Mens Club, January, to August 1966; singer

    Lulu is heard to say backstage, "Listen to him; hes intelligent".1965 Meets Ron Geesin (b. 1943) playing piano with Dr Crock and his Crackpots);

    composition lessons with George Linstead (1908-1974), Sheffield, same period.1965 Improvising group AMM (not an acronym) formed by saxophonist Lou Gare (b.

    1939), percussionist Eddie Prvost (b. 1942) and guitarist Keith Rowe (b. 1940),with Cornelius Cardew and Christopher Hobbs joining later.

    1966 GB tours north of England with saxophonist Lee Konitz (b. 1927), Bailey andOxley, March: "The discographies all say unknown bassist but that was me"; seehow the Cunningham company integrated music and dance. It had a huge effect onme as a composer."

    1966 Plays bass for tap dancer Will Gaines on ITVs "Sunday Night at the LondonPalladium".

    1966 Stops freelance playing and teaches at Northampton Technical College and Schoolof Art, September.

    1966 Stops playing bass (till 1983) and abandons jazz and improvisation followingperformance at Little Theatre Club, St Martins Lane, London, November.

  • 51966 Sees Merce Cunningham (1919-2009) Company at Saville Theatre, London, andmeets John Cage (1912-1992), November: "Cage was extraordinarily friendly andseemed genuinely interested in what I was doing he took two pieces for hisNotations project. I was fascinated to see how the Cunningham company integratedmusic and dance. It had a huge effect on me as a composer."

    1966 City of Leicester Polytechnic formed, on basis of former Leicester School of Art(founded 1870).

    1966 Death of Surrealist "pope" Andr Breton (b. 1896), September 28.1966 Yoko Ono meets John Lennon under her piece "Hammer a Nail" at Indica Gallery,

    London, November 9.1967 GB leaves Northampton Technical College.1967 Makes music for Stephen Dwoskins (1939-2012) film "Me, Myself & I" and other

    film work (some with Ron Geesin) with Dwoskin, to 1976.1967 GB writes early work "Sixteen Fragments" for Solo Guitar for Derek Bailey,

    subsequently hopes "it went up in flames when Derek was cremated"; treated fordepression, but subsequently diagnosed as "schizophrenic"!, spring.

    1967 AMM records iconic The Crypt sessions, June/July.1968 GB visits US, January, at invitation of dancer Powell Shepherd (b. ?); lives in

    Champaign. Urbana, Illinois, working with composers and dancers at University ofIllinois.

    1968 Studies composition with Ben Johnston (b. 1926).1968 After further encounter in New York and Illinois, works as Cages assistant.1968 Sees Gunther Schullers (b. 1925) opera The Visitation at University of Illinois;

    meets composer Cornelius Cardew (1936-1981) and begins working with pianistJohn Tilbury (b. 1936); moves to London; performs at ICA exhibition of computerart "Cybernetic Serendipity", curated by Jasia Reichardt (b. 1933), autumn.

    1968 "Mr Sunshine (key)", performed Kingston, December.1968 Death of Marcel Duchamp, October 2.1968 Michael Nyman (b. 1944) uses the term "minimalist" for the first time in a musical

    context in an article for the Spectator on Cornelius Cardew.1968 Promenade Theatre Orchestra formed by composer John White (b. 1936): GB says,

    "John is one of the great living composers, a real unsung hero, an absolute genius".1969 GB teaches at Portsmouth Art College, from January1969 First version of "The Sinking of the Titanic", written "in support of beleaguered art

    students".1969 "Marvellous Aphorisms are Scattered Richly Through These Pages" (theatre),

    performed Cardiff, November; "A Must For All Sibelians" (tape), performedHelsinki, 1970.

    1969 Christopher Hobbs forms Experimental Music Catalogue; Scratch Orchestrafounded by Cornelius Cardew, Howard Skempton (b. 1947) and Michael Parsons (b.1938), to c. 1974;

    1969 Cages "HPSCHD", with contributions by GB, premiered at Champaign-Urbana.

  • 61970 GB forms Portsmouth Sinfonia; in London, meets composers Steve Reich (b. 1936)and Philip Glass (b. 1937); begins teaching in department of fine art, LeicesterPolytechnic, September.

    1970 "Serenely Beaming and Leaning On A Five Barred Gate" (voice, tape), performedPortsmouth, January

    1970 "The Ride Cymbal and the Band That Caused the Fire in the Sycamore Trees" (key),performed London, October.

    1970 Tom Phillips publishes first version of "A Humument", his "treated" Victoriannovel; further editions in 1980, 1988, 1990 and 2005.

    1970 Harold Budd (b. 1936) creates "The Candy Apple Revision", D chord for anyinstrumentation), subsequently records with Bryars for Obscure.

    1971 GB marries Angela Margaret Bigley (b. 1948), January 221971 Plays (with Christopher Hobbs) Erik Saties "Vexations" (Pour ce jouer 840 fois de

    suite ce motif, il sera bon se preparer au prealable, et dans le plus grand silence, pardes immobilites serieuses), Fletcher Building, Leicester Polytechnic.

    1971 Derek Bailey records "The Squirrel and the Ricketty-Racketty Bridge" , for twoguitars (Incus).

    1971 "1, 1, 1-2-3-4" (unspecified), performed Liverpool.1972 GB moves to Ladbroke Grove, London; co-owns house with Steve Dwoskin1972 Tours as member of Reichs ensemble performing Drumming Music; takes over

    running of Experimental Music Catalogue1972 London premieres of "The Sinking of the Titanic", "Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me

    Yet"1972 GB stops composing; teaches two-year course on Marcel Duchamp, with Fred

    Orton (b. 1945): "The two years I spent studying and teaching the work of MarcelDuchamp showed me how art can be made intelligently, elegantly and with wit. Forme he and Cage are the most important artistic figures of the 20th century."

    1972 Centenary of first publication of Jules Vernes (1828-1905) "Une fantaisie du docteurOx".

    1973 First of many performances of GBs work in Belgium arranged by Herv Thys atPalais des Beaux Arts, Brussels.

    1973 Gavin Bryars' Mother remarries, Dr Sidney Appleton, July and Michael Nyman (b.1944) publishes Experimental Music: "Cage and Beyond".

    1974 GB elected to Collge de "Pataphysique", one of only 6 British born members.1974 Meets American composer John Adams (b. 1947) following a year-long

    correspondence and works with him in San Francisco.1975 GB takes part in one-off performance of "The Sinking of the Titanic" at Lucy

    Milton Gallery, Notting Hill Gate, with John Adams and Christopher Hobbs(b.1950) on tuba, reed organ and tubular bells; "It was an interesting concert, andjust before each piece there was a wild flutter of clicking noises as all the membersof the audience seemed to possess a cassette recorder and were recording it!"

  • 71975 Subsequently records "The Sinking of the Titanic" and "Jesus' Blood Never FailedMe Yet" for Brian Enos (b. 1948) newly established Obscure Editions, for whichGB subsequently advises and records others.

    1975 "Ponukelian Melody" (ensemble), performed Lucy Milton Gallery, London, May;later revised.

    1976 GB publishes article on Lord Berners and "Notes on Marcel Duchamps Music" inStudio International; commissioned by Berners companion and heir Robert HeberPercy (d. 1987) to write Berners biography

    1976 Meets Duchamp expert and pataphysician Jacques Caumont and becomes memberof OULIPOPO (Ouvroir de literature policire potentielle).

    1976 "White To Play (and Win)" (percussion trio), performed Brussels, February.1976 Death of novelist and pataphysician Raymond Queneau (b. 1903); director Peter

    Greenaway (b. 1942) makes a film called "Goole By Numbers".1977 GB and others realise Tom Phillips (b.1937) opera "Irma"; never performed but

    recorded for Obscure.1977 Performs with Chris Hobbs at Weekend of Minimal Music in Holland Festival

    (others included LaMonte Young, Terry Riley, Philip Glass, Pandit Pran Nath, LouisAndriessen).

    1977 "Garden furniture" concert organised by John White at Air Gallery, London,inspires "Poggioli in Zaleski's Gazebo".

    1978 GB founds music department, Leicester Polytechnic; writes new performing artsdegree (with Noel Witts and Peter Brady).

    1978 Two-piano concerts with Dave Smith (b. 1949), The Kitchen, New York.1978 Meets Slovak composer Ladislav Kupkovi: "What he does, in essence, is to get rid

    of the avant-garde".1978 "My First Homage" (2 key; version for ensemble), performed (i) Paris, November

    1979; (ii) Birmingham, November 1981.1978 Death of stepfather Dr Appleton, July.1979 GB advises and curates Grainger, Berners and Sorabji material at Autumno Musicale

    festival, Como; performs two concerts with new ensemble in Chapelle de laSorbonne, Paris, for Festival dautomne, November.

    1979 "The Cross-Channel Ferry" (ensemble, "elastic scoring"), performed Paris,November.

    1980 Birth of first daughter Ziella, February 241980 GB appointed British Ambassador to Fondation Erik Satie.1980 "The English Mail Coach" (percussion), performed London, April 1980.1980 "The Vespertine Park" (ensemble), performed Paris, October 19801980 Death of pianist Bill Evans, September 15.1981 GB meets director Robert Wilson (b. 1941) and begins collaboration, September, on

    sketches for the "CIVIL WarS", originally intended for the 1984 Olympics in LosAngeles: "Bob and I never discussed anything in the normal way, but seemed tocome to the same conclusion or solution every time".

  • 81981 GB begins work on opera "Medea" for La Fenice, Venice.1981 Closure of Experimental Music Catalogue1981 Death in hit-and-run accident of Cornelius Cardew, December 13.1982 GB completes work on "Medea", June; opera cancelled before projected September

    premiere1982 Birth of second daughter Orlanda, December 4.1983 GBs 40th birthday; wins High Court action against Stephen Dwoskin, after

    two-week trial.1983 Begins performing jazz again, with saxophonist Conrad Cork1983 Suspends work on Berners biography, subsequently completed by Mark Amery,

    using GBs research.1983 "Les Fianailles" (ensemble), performed Vienna, May; "Allegrasco" (instrumental),

    performed Leicester, December.1984 GB works on French section of the "CIVIL WarS" at monastery of La Sainte

    Baume, near Marseille; meets Lebanese-American poet Etel Adnan (b. 1925), thewriter on the project.

    1984 Works at Opra de Lyon on production of "Medea" for Lyon and Paris.1984 "Effarene" (voices, key, percussion), performed London, March.1984 Los Angeles Olympics; full-scale presentation of the "CIVIL WarS" cancelled

    through shortage of funds, April.1985 GB meets Manfred Eicher (b. 1943) of ECM Records and begins to record for him;

    meets Hans-Jurgen Syberberg and discussed possible collaboration on Kant operawith him.

    1985 "String Quartet No 1" (Between the National and the Bristol) , performed Vienna,October.

    1985 Wreck of RMS Titanic discovered, September 1; death of sister Hazel, October.1986 GB attends Reginald Goodalls ( 1901-1990) "revelatory" performance of Wagners

    "Parsifal", English National Opera, Good Friday; travels to Japan the next day;separates from Angela and moves to small apartment on Scraptoft campus,Leicester.

    1986 ECM recording "Three Viennese Dancers" released1986 First official performance of Gavin Bryars Ensemble, in Gent, Belgium November1986 Also forms the Leicester Bley Band to perform the music of Carla Bley (b. 1938).1986 Erica Bolton and Jane Quinn appointed as GBs managers (till 2000).1986 "Pico's Flight" (soprano, orchestra; soprano, key), performed (i) London, February,

    (ii) Leicester, February 19901986 "Sub Rosa" (ensemble; after Bill Frisell), performed Gent, November.1987 GB awarded personal chair in music, Leicester Polytechnic, subsequently

    reincorporated as DeMontfort University.1987 Works with Carla Bley and bassist Charlie Haden (b. 1937) who performs "By The

    Vaar" at Camden Jazz Festival, May.

  • 91987 Plays with Lee Konitz again, with Conrad Cork and John Runcy; works at LeicesterHaymarket theatre, creating incidental music; pianists Leslie Howard and MartinJones join Gavin Bryars ensemble.

    1987 "The Old Tower of Lbenicht" (ensemble; trio), performed (i) London, June, (ii)Huddersfield, November 1992.

    1987 Death of Morton Feldman, September 3.1988 GB performs "Invention of Tradition" at opening of Tate Liverpool, with artists

    Bruce McLean (b. 1944) and David Ward (b. 1951), and with sound designer BillCadman (1958- 1988), May; works with Hilliard Ensemble.

    1988 "Glorious Hill" (voices), performed Lewes, August.1988 Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland;

    Bill Cadman is one of 270 victims, December 21.1989 GB works with guitarist Bill Frisell (b. 1951) who said "Gavin is amazing and

    listening to what he had done [ Sub Rosa ] with my work was like a crazy dream".1989 "Cadman Requiem" (voices, string trio; voices, viol consort), performed (i) Lyon,

    May.1989 "Alaric I or II" (saxophone quartet), performed Leicester, October.1990 GB performs "The Sinking of the Titanic" in converted water tower, Printemps de

    Bourges festival, May: "Now the ship had been found and was no longer aquasi-mythic object, I looked again at the piece, especially as the performance was inan aquatic environment."

    1990 Channel 4 (UK) broadcasts television documentary on GBs work, produced byDavid Rowan (d. 2003).

    1991 "After the Requiem" (guitar, violas, cello; for Frisell and Cadman), performed (instudio) Oslo, September

    1991 "Four Elements" (dance; ensemble), performed Oxford, November1991 "String Quartet No 2", performed Huddersfield, December.1992 GB moves to village of Billesdon, Leicestershire1992 Meets sculptor and sound artist Juan Muoz (1953-2001).1992 "A Man in A Room, Gambling" (speaking voice, quartet; after Muoz), performed

    (studio), April1992 "The Black River" (soprano, organ; after Verne), performed Leicester1992 "The Green Ray" (saxophone, orchestra; inspired by Verne), performed Swanage,

    July1992 "The White Lodge" (lowmezzo or contralto, ensemble), performed (i) London,

    September, (ii) Paris, December 1992.1992 Death of John Cage, August 12.1993 GBs 50th birthday1993 Makes first visit to Canada for concert with CBC; creates installation at Chateau

    dOiron, Deux-Svres, [setting of Le Matre Chat/Puss in Boots!]; beginning ofstrong connection and subsequent second home.

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    1993 Electric guitarist James Woodrow and violist Bill Hawkes join Gavin BryarsEnsemble.

    1993 Performs "The Sinking of the Titanic" with daughters Ziella and Orlanda inensemble, London and Festival Theatre, Edinburgh.

    1993 "The War in Heaven" (voices, ensemble, percussion; after Genesis, Sam Shepard,etc), performed London, April

    1993 "The North Shore" (viola, piano; viola, strings), performed (i) Edinburgh, October,(ii) London, June 1994.

    1993 Point Recording of "Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet", with vocals by Tom Waits(b. 1949) is nominated for Mercury Music Prize.

    1994 GB gives up teaching at DeMontfort University; finds "lost" MS of "OnPhotography" behind a filing cabinet while clearing his office: "It was like walkinginto a pub and seeing someone you vaguely recognise and then discovering its anuncle you havent seen for years".

    1994 "Wonderlawn" (dance; solo strings), performed Brighton, May1994 "One Last Bar Then Joe Can Sing" (percussion), performed London, November.1994 Schott becomes GBs music publisher.1995 "The South Downs" (cello, piano), performed Bath, March1995 Revision to "Medea" (new opening scene, reinstating cut scenes, cutting one scene),

    performed Glasgow, November.1995 "Cello Concerto" (Farewell to Philosophy) , performed London, November.1996 "The Adnan Songbook" (soprano, ensemble), performed Almeida Festival, London,

    July.1997 GB is guest composer, Hilliard Summer School, Cambridge, July1997 "Expressa Solis" (voices; after Pope Leo XIII), performed Cambridge, July.1997 "And so ended Kants travelling in the world (voices; after De Quincey), "Thee

    Poems of Cecco Angioleri", performed Cambridge, 1997.1997 Projected ENO premiere of opera "Dr Ox's Experiment", with libretto by poet

    Blake Morrison (b.1950), is cancelled.1998 GBs second opera "Dr Ox's Experiment" is premiered, ENO, January.1998 GB meets Tony Creamer, treasurer of Merce Cunningham Dance Company;

    beginning of long friendship and work together in Philadelphia.1998 Reunion in Cologne of Joseph Holbrooke trio with Bailey and Oxley, to mark

    Oxleys 60th birthday, September.1998 Meets film-maker Anna Tchernakova following invitation to work on film "Unless

    the Eye Catch Fire" (later retitled Last Summer) in Victoria, British Columbia.1998 Death of mother Miriam Appleton, December 25; GB writes organ piece "A Time

    and A Place in memoriam", performed at her funeral, January 8 1999.1998 "String Quartet No 3", performed Cheltenham, July1998 Lockerbie Memorial Concert, December 21.1999 BP meets singer Holly Cole, Winnipeg, January; writes first madrigals: "Like

    everyone else Id sung them with friends, after a few drinks".

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    1999 Premiere of "BIPED" for Merce Cunningham, April.1999 Marries Anna Tchernakova, May stepdaughter Alexandra Maria (Mashka)1999 Meets bassist Gary Karr (b. 1941) in Victoria1999 Birth of son Yuri, August 8; family moves to Wedge Cottage, Billesdon, Christmas

    Eve; Millennium Music Project, Billesdon, December 31.1999 "When Harry Met Addie" (voice, big band; i.m. Adelaide Hall), performed London,

    May.1999 "Creation Hymn" (choir, orchestra), Billesdon, Leicestershire, December. String

    Quartet No 3, performed Cheltenham, July.2000 Broadcast of West German tv portrait.2001 GB starts own imprint GB Records, with recording of "BIPED", for the Merce

    Cunningham company.2002 Premiere of third opera "G..." in Mainz, February2002 GB meets Faroese bass Rni Brattaberg.2002 GB performs improvising bass part in his own "By the Vaar", originally written for

    Charlie Haden, on last night of Vancouver Jazz Festival, followed by recording forCBC: "I didnt feel even remotely nervous. I thought "Hang on". This is a piece foran improvising bass player, and Im both the composer and the improviser ... it hasto be authentic I can do no wrong"

    2002 GB's family moves Canadian home from Victoria to Metchosin, BC, VancouverIsland, June. Made Regent of the Collge de Pataphysique.

    2002 "Toru's Mist" (shakuhachi, violin, piano, untuned percussion), performed Brighton,May.

    2002 Death of Earle Brown (b. 1926)2003 GBs 60th birthday2003 First visits to Baltic states, which lead to strong connection with Latvia and Estonia.2003 Begins writing "laude"; meets singer Anna Maria Friman who joins Gavin Bryars

    Ensemble.2003 "Second Book of Madrigals" (tenor voice; after Petrarch), performed (i) Norway,

    April, in part, (ii) Cambridge, July, complete.2003 "I have heard it said that a spirit enters" (jazz contralto voice, jazz bass, winds,

    strings; after Marilyn Bowering), performed Vancouver, June.2003 "Double Bass Concerto" (Farewell to St. Petersburg), performed Glasgow,

    September.2004 GB performs Irish madrigals in Dublin and meets singer and producer Iarla

    Lionird (b. 1964) of Afro Celt Sound System.2004 Tenor John Potter (b. 1947) joins Gavin Bryars Ensemble, May2004 GBs first visit to Faroe Islands, June.2004 "Third Book of Madrigals" (soprano, tenor; after Petrarch), performed Huddersfield,

    November.2005 "Fourth Book of Madrigals" (eight-part voices), performed Florence, May2005 "New York" (tuned percussion), performed le St-Clair

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    2005 "From Egil's Saga" (bass voice, opt choir, strings), performed Cambridge,November.

    2006 GB works with turntablist Philip Jeck for first time, La Malibran, Venice, andsubsequently on 70th birthday piece for Steve Reich; works with Estonian NationalMens Choir for first time.

    2006 "The Paper Nautilus" (soprano, mezzo, 2 pianos, 6 percussion; after Marie Curie,Vulgate, Jackie Kay, etc), performed Glasgow, November

    2006 "The Stones of the Arch" (four voices, string quartet, opt turntablist; after GeorgeBruce Steve Reich at 70), performed London, November.

    2006 Cornelius Cardew 70th birthday memorial event, Cecil Sharp House, London, April.2007 GB first works with Opera North projects.2007 "Creamer Etudes" (ensemble), performed Philadelphia, May; "To Define

    Happiness" (theatre work for von Krahl Theatre, Tallinn), performed Tallinn, April.2008 GB meets Faroese singer Eivr Palsdottir and conducts work for her and Rni

    Brattaberg in Faroe Island.2009 GB makes first series of collaborations with Villa I Tatti, Florence.2009 "St Brendan Arrives at the Promised Land of the Saints" (SATB, violin, organ),

    performed Oakham, May.2009 Death of Merce Cunningham, July 262009 Last survivor of Titanic, Milvina Dean, dies at 97, May.2010 GB begins workshops for Marilyn Monroe chamber opera, Banff, Canada.2010 "The Third Light" (strings, for ballet by David Dawson), performed Antwerp,

    January; "The Solway Canal" (piano Concerto).2011 After final performances involving GB and his music, Merce Cunningham company

    disbands, December: "A fitting end to a long association, but very emotional".2011 Queens Park Rangers win League Championship; promoted to Premier League.2012 Titanic centenary performances (with all four of GBs children involved) of "The

    Sinking of the Titanic" in Birmingham, London, Paris, Prague and Cork.2012 "Psalm 141" premiered at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival with Soli Deo Gloria2012 "The Open Road" performed by Streetwise Opera as part of their interactive opera

    "The Answer to Everything" involving homeless people from all over the UK.2012 Proms commission "After the Underworlds" performed by the National Youth

    Brass Band of Great Britain.2012 "The Beckett Songbook" commissioned and presented at the inaugral Happy Days:

    Enniskillen International Beckett Festival2012 Norwegian Chamber Orchestra present "The Voice of St Columba" with the

    Hilliard Ensemble as part of their farewell year2013 Performances of "Cadman Requiem" with Fretwork2013 Featured composer at the Canberra (Australia) International Music Festival2013 "BIPED" presented by the Bayerische Staatsballet with the composer playing in the

    ensemble, the first performances sanctioned by the Merce Cunnigham Trust.

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    2013 "Marilyn Forever" premieres at the McPherson Playhouse, Victoria (Canada),commissioned and presented by Aventa, starring Eivr Plsdttir as Marilyn.

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    STAGE WORKS - OPERA

    Medeaopera in five acts (1982, rev. 1995)originally directed by Robert Wilsontext after Euripides, adapted by Minos Volonakis and Gavin Bryarstransliteration by Athena Voliotis

    Cast of characters: Medea soprano - Nurse alto - Jason baritone - Creon tenor - Aegeus baritone- Messenger baritone - Tutor bass - 2 children (non-singers) - mixed chorus (MzATBar) - off-stagehigh soprano solo

    Orchestra instrumentation:3(2.afl,3.pic).0.3(1.Ebcl,2.,3.bcl).2sax(1.ssax,asax,2.asax/tsax).2(2.cbsn)-4.0.0.btbn.1-timp.5perc(glsp,crot, xyl, vib, mar, bass mar, tub bells, 2tri, 4sus cym, 4tuned gongs, tam-t, tamb, b.d, 7-12r.toms,2marac, 4wdbl, 5tempbl, 2flex, chocolo, cabaa)-2hp.pno-str(10va.8/10vc.4/6db)165' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: November 3, 1995 Glasgow, Tramway (UK) Patricia Bardon, Nurse; Gidon Sacts, tutor; Jeffrey Lawton,Creon; Majella Cullagh, Medea; Richard Halton, Jason; Nicholas Folwell, Aegeus; David Barrell, messenger Conductor: Martyn Brabbins BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Scottish Opera Chorus (first (concert) performance ofthe 1995 revised version)

    Doctor Ox's Experimentopera in two acts adapted from a novella by Jules Verne (1994-1997)libretto by Blake Morrison

    Co-commissioned by English National Opera and BBC Television with support from the ArtsCouncil of England, the Idlewild Trust and the Leche TrustCast of characters: Suzel soprano - Suzanne soprano - Aunt Hermance mezzo-soprano - Frantz countertenor - Fritz countertenor - Doctor Ox tenor - Ygne baritone - Van Tricasse bass-baritone - Passauf bass - Niklausse bass - Valentine coloratura mezzo-soprano - Raoul tenor- Choral soloists: soprano, 2 mezzo-sopranos, 2 altos, 3 tenors, baritone - Chorus (SATB)

    Orchestra instrumentation: 2(2pic).2(1.obd'am,2.ca).1.bcl.1.cbsn-4.flhn.0.2.btbn.0-timp.3perc(glsp, crot,vib, mar, tub bells, sizz cym, sus cym, tuned cow bells, tam-t, mark tree, Chinese bell tree, b.d, windmachine)-hp.ekeybd(pno)-str(6.6.5.4.3* min) * plus 1 improvising jazz player amplified and including atleast one bass with a 5th string or low extension120' 0''

    Material on hire

    Other editions: vocal score ED 12570

    Premiere: June 15, 1998 London, London Coliseum (UK) Bonaventura Bottone, Riccardo Simonetti, NicholasFolwell, Mark Richardson, Valdine Anderson, David James Conductor: James Holmes ENO Orchestra Staging:Etom Egoyan Stage design: Michael Levine

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    G...Being the Confession and Last Testament of Johannes Gensfleisch, also known as Gutenberg,Master Printer, formerly of Strasbourg and Mainz (2001-2002)opera in two acts, with prologue and epiloguelibretto by Blake Morrison. German translation by Stephan Kopf, Zelma Millard and MichaelMillard

    Cast of characters: Ennelina zur Yserin Tr soprano - Christina Fust soprano - Ellewibel zur YserinTr coloratura mezzo-soprano - Frau Lotte Beildeck low mezzo-soprano - Peter Schffer countertenor - Johann Fust / Evil Angel tenor - Berthold Rppel tenor - Andreas Dritzehn baritone - Claus Dritzehn baritone - Jrg Dritzehn baritone - Matthias Heilmann baritone - G,Johannes Gensfleisch, also known as Gutenberg baritone - Amanuensis bass-baritone (present inepilogue only) - Judge bass-baritone - Nicholas of Cusa / Good Angel bass - Monks, Pilgrims,Scribes, Women, Soldiers, Creditors, Workers, Court Ushers, Jurors SATBarB Chorus

    Orchestra instrumentation: 2(2pic).0.3ca(2.ob,3.obd'am).1(Ebcl).bcl.2.cbsn-5(2.,3.tenor Wagner tuba inBb,4.,5.bass Wagner tuba in F).0.2(2atbn).btbn.1-timp.2perc(glsp, crot, vib, mar, mark tree, tub bells,2sus cym, clash cym, tam-t, 2s.d, b.d )-hp.hpd(cel)-str(15.14.12.10.8, including Baroque ensemble:6.5.4.4.2)150' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: February 23, 2002 Mainz, Staatstheater (D) Ennelina: Kerrie Sheppard; Gutenberg (jung): Elmar Andree;Gutenberg (alt): Hans-Otto Wei; Der gute Engel: Rni Brattaberg; Der bse Engel/Fust: John Pierce; Frau Beildeck:Claudia Eder; Christiana Fust: Sonja Gerlach/Janice Creswell; Peter Schffer: Matthias Koch; Ellewibel: Edith Fuhr;Andreas Dritzehn: Stefan Schiffter; Claus Dritzehn: Ion Grigorescu; Jrg Dritzehn: Milen Stradalski; MatthiasHeilmann: Jens pokora; Richter: Vadim Volkov; Ruppel: Reiner Weimerich/Soung-Teak Moon Conductor: GernotSahler Staging: Georges Delnon Stage design: Atelier Rosalie

    The Paper Nautilusfor soprano, mezzo-soprano, 2 pianos and percussion (2006)texts by Etel Adnan, Marie Curie, Jackie Kay, Leo XIII and from the Bible

    Commissioned by Theatre Cryptic with financial support from the Scottish Arts Council and the PRSFoundation

    I La Science - II La Reine de la Mer - III Ars Photographica - IV De profundis maris - V The seamysteries - VI Where there is light - VII Vertical migration - VIII The Angler's Song - IX Where there isno light - X La Reine de la Mer

    Orchestra instrumentation: 6perc(glsp, vib, crot, 2mar, bass mar, steel drum, tub bells, 2tri, 4sus cym,2sizz cym, ride cym, 7gongs [plus water tank], 2tam-t, 2bell tree, 3mark tree, cabaa, chocolo, 2b.d,4timp, maracs)-2pno80' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: November 2, 2006 Glasgow, The Tramway Theatre (UK) Angela Tunstall, soprano; Alexandra Gibson,mezzo-soprano; Paragon Ensemble Conductor: Garry Walker Staging: Cathie Boyd Costumes: Pippa Nissen Stage design: Pippa Nissen Choreography: Hiroaki Umeda Organizer: Theatre Cryptic/Paragon Ensembleco-production, in association with Tramway, Glasgow, and LUX biotechnology, Edinburgh (scenic performance)

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    To Define Happinessmusic for the theatre work by Peeter Jalakas for soprano and ensemble (2007)text inspired by Stephen Hawking's "A Brief History of Time"

    Orchestra instrumentation: bcl-hn-perc-kanele-2vn.va.vc.db80' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: April 8, 2007 Tallinn, Valior\'s Warehouse (EST) Kdy Plaas, soprano Conductor: Olari Elts NYYD Ensemble Costumes: Reet Aus Stage design: Kirke Kangro Choreography: Stanislav Varkki / PeeterJalakas Organizer: Von Krahl Theatre (scenic performance)

    Marilyn ForeverChamber opera (2010-2013)Libretto by Marilyn Bowering

    Commissioned by the Aventa Ensemble

    Cast of characters: Marilyn soprano - Rehearsal Director baritone - The Tritones small chorus oftenor, baritone and bass in pit with ensemble

    Orchestra instrumentation: bcl.bsn-hn-perc-str(0.0.2.1.1); jazz trio (tsax-pno-jazz bass)75' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: September 13, 2013 Victoria, BC, McPherson Playhouse (CDN) Eivr Plsdttir, soprano; ThomasSandberg, baritone Conductor: Bill Linwood Aventa Ensemble Staging: Joel Ivany Costumes: Camellia Koo Stage design: Camellia Koo

    BALLET

    "2"Music for dance performance, original choreography by douard Lock (1995)for two amplified harpsichords

    90' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: April 28, 1995 Paris, Thtre de la Ville (F) La La La Human Steps world tour (1995-1997) Choreography: Edouard Lock La La La Human Steps Organizer: La La La Human Steps

    BIPEDfor ensemble and pre-recorded tape (1999)original choreography by Merce Cunningham

    Orchestra instrumentation: egtr.ekeybd-str(1.0.0.1.1)45' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: April 23, 1999 Berkeley, CA, University of Berkeley (USA) Choreography: Merce Cunningham MerceCunningham Dance Company (scenic performance)

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    Amjadballet music after Tchaikovsky for 2 violas, cello and piano (2007)original choreography by douard Lock

    Commissioned by La La La Human Steps

    I Swan Lake no. 2, Tempo di Valse - II Swan lake no. 4, Pas de Trois - III Swan Lake no. 5, Pas deDeux - IVSwan Lake no. 6, Pas d'action-VSwan Lake no. 9, Finale -VI Swan Lake no. 11, Scne -VII Swan Lakeno. 13b, Danse des Cygnes - VIII Swan Lake no. 13, Danse des Cygnes - IX Swan Lakeno. 13f, Danse des Cygnes - X Swan Lake no. 17, Sortie des Invits et Valse - XI Swan Lake no. 29,Scne Finale. Andante - XII Sleeping Beauty no. 8, "Rose Adagio" - XIIISleeping Beauty Act II, no. 15,Pas d'action -XIV Sleeping Beauty Act 2, no. 17, Panorama - XV Sleeping Beauty no. 18 Entr'acte -XVI Sleeping Beauty Act 2, no. 28, Pas de Deux

    90' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: April 20, 2007 Ottawa, ON, Centre National des Arts (CDN) "Amjad" Jill Van Geeand and JenniferThiessen, violas; lisabeth Giroux, violoncello; Njo Kong Kie, piano Choreography: Edouard Lock La la la HumanSteps (scenic performance)

    The Third Lightfor solo violin and 12 low strings (2009)

    Commissioned by the Koninklijk Ballet van Vlaanderenfor David DawsonOrchestra instrumentation: str(0.0.6.4.2)30' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: January 12, 2010 Antwerpen, Vlaamse Opera (B) Conductor: Benjamin Pope Royal FlemishPhilharmonic Orchestra Choreography: David Dawson Royal Flemish Ballet (scenic performance)

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    Dido and Orfeo(after Purcell and Gluck) (2010-2011)for ensemble

    Commissioned by La La La Human Steps

    (Dido) - I Overture - II Banish Sorrow - III Ah, Belinda - IV Cupid only - V To the hills - VI TheTriumphing dance - VII Prelude for the witches - VIII In our deep vaulted cell - IX Thanks to thelonesome vales - X Oft she visits - XI Haste haste - XII Dido's lament - XIII With drooping wings -(Dido/Orfeo) - XIV After the Witches' Prelude - (Orfeo) - XV Che Piangendo - XVI Pantomime -XVII Ah, si intorno - XVIII Chiamo il mio ben cosi - XIX Dance of the Furies - XX Ah qualeincognito - XXI Men Tiranne - XXII Dance A - XXIII Dance B - XXIV Air - XXV Dance of theHeroes /Herroines- XXVI Cet asile aimable - XXVII Vieni a regni - XXVIII Che far senza Euridice -XXIX Sposa - XXX Si Aspetta - XXXI Trio

    Orchestra instrumentation: sax(1 player: alto, soprano, tenor [ossia baritone])-pno-va.vc90' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: January 5, 2011 Amsterdam, Het Muziektheater (NL) Choreography: douard Lock La La LaHuman Steps Organizer: La La La Human Steps

    Pneumafor chamber orchestra and turntablist (2013-2014)

    Commande de lOpra National de Bordeaux

    Orchestra instrumentation: bcl.bsn.cbsn-2hn.2tbn-3perc(glsp, vib [motor off], mar, 2 sus cym, tam-t,b.d, bell tree, mark tree)-str(0.0.4.4.2 minimum)80' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: March 17, 2014 Bordeaux, Grand-Thtre (F) Philip Jeck, turntable maestro Conductor: Pieter-Jelle deBoer Stage design: Rmi Nicolas Choreography: Carolyn Carlson Ballet de l'Opra National de Bordeaux Organizer: Ballet de l'Opra National de Bordeaux

    11th Floorfor ensemble (2014)choreography by douard Lock

    Commissioned by Cullberg Ballet

    Orchestra instrumentation: sax-pno.acc-db40' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: October 10, 2014 Ume, Idunteatern (S) Costumes: Ulrika van Gelder Stage design: douard Lock Choreography: douard Lock Cullberg Ballet Organizer: Cullberg Ballet

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    Peer GyntBallet music based on Grieg's Peer Gynt for orchestra (2014)

    Commissioned by Stadt Bielefeld, Bhnen100' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: October 19, 2014 Bielefeld, Stadttheater (D) Conductor: Elisa Gogou Costumes: Hank Irwin Kittel Choreography: Gregor Zllig Tanztheater Bielefeld

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    ORCHESTRA - ORCHESTRA

    Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yetfor pre-recorded tape and instruments (1971)

    Orchestra instrumentation: Instrumentation flexible with instrumental groups optional but based on thefollowing maximum scoring: 1.1.1.bcl.1-4.2.2.1-perc(glsp.vib)-gtr.hp.cel.org-string quartet.2db35' 0''

    Order number: orchestral material ED 12480

    Premiere: December 11, 1972 London, Queen Elizabeth Hall (UK) Music Now Ensemble Conductor: GavinBryars

    CHAMBER ORCHESTRA - ENSEMBLE

    The Sinking of the Titanicfor digital tapes and ensemble (1969, rev. 1996)

    Duration is flexible

    Orchestra instrumentation: flexible instrumentation possible materials include digital tapes, str ens,perc, low brass, brass qrt, bcl, taped speech, keybd, visible sound effects, music box40' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: December 11, 1972 London, Queen Elizabeth Hall (UK) Conductor: Gavin Bryars Music NowEnsemble March 14, 1997 Glasgow (UK) Conductor: Martyn Brabbins BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (worldpremire of the revised version)

    The Cross-Channel Ferryfor up to 12 players (1979)

    Orchestra instrumentation: cl.bcl-thn.tba-perc(vib or mar, mar [2 players], bass mar, steel drums,chocolo)-pno-vla.db12' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: November 16, 1979 Paris, Chapelle de la Sorbonne (F) Gavin Bryars Ensemble

    After the Requiemfor electric guitar and strings (1990, rev. 2003)

    Dedicated to Bill (Frisell and Cadman)Orchestra instrumentation: str(0.0.4.4.2)16' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: September 19, 2003 Perth, WA, His Majesty\'s Theatre (AUS) A Delicate Balance Conductor: DobbsFrank West Australian Symphony Orchestra Choreography: Matjash Mrozewski Western Australia Ballet

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    Four Elementsfor large ensemble (1990)

    Commissioned by Rambert Dance Company

    I Water - II Earth - III Air - IV Fire

    Orchestra instrumentation: bcl.asax-hn.flhn.tbn.tba-2perc(vib, mar, tub bells, large sus cym, sizz cym,antique cym, tam-t, Japanese Temple Bell, water gong, mark tree, casts, b.d)-pno.ekeybd.taped voice oralto-db(amplified)30' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: November 16, 1990 Oxford, Apollo Theatre (UK) Mercury Ensemble Conductor: Roger Heaton Choreography: Lucinda Childs Rambert Dance Company

    The Archangel Tripfor ensemble (1993)

    Commissioned by Icebreaker

    Orchestra instrumentation: 2panpipes.sopsax.asax.bcl-octopads(with sampler)-egtr.bgtr.2keybd-vn.vc15' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: April 18, 1993 Bristol, St. George\'s Brandon Hill (UK) Icebreaker

    Epilogue from Wonderlawnfor double bass choir and piano (1994, rev. 2006)

    Dedicated to Gary Karr and the Vancouver Island double bass community.

    Orchestra instrumentation: 6db(minimum)-pno7' 0''

    Material on hire

    Other editions: Epilogue from Wonderlawn for solo viola and cello, electric guitar and strings performance material Epilogue from Wonderlawn for viola, cello, double bass & electric guitar performance material

    Premiere: July 25, 2006 Victoria, BC, Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (CDN) Gary Karr, solo bass; Karr Kampdouble bass choir; Harmon Lewis, piano Conductor: Sarah Klein

    Three Elegies for Nine Clarinetsarranged for 19 saxophones (8 players) by Antoine Blec (1997)

    Orchestra instrumentation: 6ssax.5asax.5tsax.2barsax.bsax19' 0''

    Material on hire

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    Creamer tudesfor chamber ensemble (2005)

    Creamer tudes was commissioned by Relche, Inc. for the Relche Ensemble with the generoussupport of the Philadelphia Music Project, a program of The Pew Charitable Trusts, administeredby Settlement Music School

    Orchestra instrumentation: 1(pic).0.ca.1(bcl).1(cbsn)-perc(vib, mar, 2sus cym, tam-t, b.d)-pno-va.db18' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: May 23, 2005 Philadelphia, PA (USA) Relche Ensemble

    Burroughsfor ensemble (2014)for ensemble

    for Richard Strange and Audrey RileyBurroughs I (for ensmeble) - Burroughs II (for guitar ensemble) - Burroughs III (for ensemble)

    Material on hire

    Premiere: October 11, 2014 London, Queen Elizabeth Hall (UK) Language is a Virus from Outer Space We AreChildren (We Make Sound) Conductor: Audrey Riley Staging: Richard Strange

    STRING ORCHESTRA - STRING ENSEMBLE

    In Nomine (after Purcell)for string orchestra (1995, rev. 2002)

    Original version for viol consort (1995) commissioned by the South Bank CentreOrchestra instrumentation: str(2.2.2.2.2 minimum)10' 0''

    Material on hire

    Other editions: version for viol consort: performance material ED 13616

    Premiere: March 15, 2002 Venezia, Teatro Malibran (I) Festival Internazionale di Musica Contemporanea dellaBiennale di Venezia 2002 Choreography: Carolyn Carlson (World premire featured in the ballett "Writings onWater")

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    The Porazzi Fragmentarranged for double bass choir (1999, rev. 2006)on a theme by Richard Wagner

    Original version commissioned by the Primavera Chamber Orchestra with funds made available bythe Arts Council of Englanddedicated to Gary Karr and the Vancouver Island double bass community

    Orchestra instrumentation: 12db15' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: July 24, 2007 Victoria (BC), University of Victoria, Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (CDN) Karr Kampdouble bass choir Conductor: Gavin Bryars

    The Porazzi Fragmentfor 21 solo strings (1999)on a theme by Richard Wagner

    Commissioned by the Primavera Chamber Orchestra with funds made available by the Arts Councilof Englandto my wife, AnyaOrchestra instrumentation: 11vn.4va.4vc.2db15' 0''

    Material on hire

    Other editions: Studienpartitur ED 12680

    Premiere: December 1, 1999 Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre (UK) Conductor: Paul Manley Primavera ChamberOrchestra

    ReverenceString Quartet No. 3 arranged for string orchestra (2010)

    Orchestra instrumentation: str(4.4.4.4.1 minimum, 6.6.4.4.2 preferred)21' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: April 7, 2010 Amsterdam, Het Muziektheater (NL) "Reverence" Conductor: Ermanno Florio HollandSymfonia Choreography: David Dawson Het Nationale Ballet (scenic performance)

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    WIND ORCHESTRA - WIND ENSEMBLE

    After the Underworldsfor brass band (2012)for brass band

    Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for the National Youth Brass Band of Great BritainDedicated to the Quay BrothersOrchestra instrumentation: sop cornet solo cornet rep cornet cornet 2 cornet 3 - flugelhn solohn hn 1 hn 2 - bar 1 bar 2 - tbn 1 tbn 2 btbn - euph Eb bass Bb bass - perc (tam-t, b.d)8' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: August 12, 2012 London, Royal Albert Hall (UK) BBC Proms 2012 Conductor: Bramwell Tovey National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain

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    - SOLO INSTRUMENTS WITH ORCHESTRA OR ENSEMBLE PIANO

    Les Fianaillesfor solo piano and small ensemble (1983, rev. 1996)

    Orchestra instrumentation: 2perc(2vib, glsp, sizz cym)-str(1.1.1.1.1)20' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: May 22, 1983 Wien, Secession Hall (A) Gavin Bryars Ensemble

    Introitfor piano and strings (2002)

    Orchestra instrumentation: str(3.2.2.2.2)8' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: November 5, 2002 Paris, Thtre de la Ville (F) Writings on Water Conductor: Gavin Bryars Choreography: Carolyn Carlson (World premire featured in the ballett "Writings on Water")

    Piano Concerto (The Solway Canal)for solo piano, male choir (TTBB, 18 voices) and orchestra (2009-2010)texts by Edwin Morgan

    Commissioned by Dutch Public Broadcaster NPS and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Ltd.

    dedicated to Ralph van Raat

    Orchestra instrumentation: 2(2.pic).0.1.bcl.1.cbsn-4.0.2.1-timp.2perc(glsp, vib [with bows], sus cym,tam-t, b.d)-hp-str(12.10.8.6.4)28' 0''

    Material on hire

    Other editions: study score ED 13529

    Premiere: February 19, 2010 Utrecht, Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn (NL) Ralph van Raat, piano Conductor: OttoTausk Radio Kamer Filharmonie Cappella Amsterdam

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    VIOLIN

    The Old Tower of Lbenichtfor violin or viola and chamber ensemble (1987)

    Orchestra instrumentation: bcl-ten hn or tbn-2perc(vib, mar, tub bells, sizz cym, tam-t)-egtr.pno-vc.db15' 0''

    Material on hire

    Other editions: study score ED 12474

    Premiere: June 13, 1987 London, Union Chapel (UK) Gavin Bryars Ensemble

    Violin Concerto("The Bulls of Bashan") (2000)for solo violin and strings

    Commissioned by the Primavera Chamber Orchestra with funds provided by the Arts Council ofEngland

    to Paul Manley and the Primavera Chamber Orchestra

    Orchestra instrumentation: str(5.5.4.4.2 preferred; 2.2.2.2.2 minimum)23' 0''

    Material on hire

    Other editions: study score ED 12681

    Premiere: October 22, 2000 Bexhill-on-Sea, De La Warr Pavillon (UK) Paul Manley, violin Conductor: PaulManley Primavera Chamber Orchestra

    The Third Lightfor solo violin and 12 low strings (2009)

    Commissioned by the Koninklijk Ballet van Vlaanderenfor David DawsonOrchestra instrumentation: str(0.0.6.4.2)30' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: January 12, 2010 Antwerpen, Vlaamse Opera (B) Conductor: Benjamin Pope Royal FlemishPhilharmonic Orchestra Choreography: David Dawson Royal Flemish Ballet (scenic performance)

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    VIOLA

    The Old Tower of Lbenichtfor violin or viola and chamber ensemble (1987)

    Orchestra instrumentation: bcl-ten hn or tbn-2perc(vib, mar, tub bells, sizz cym, tam-t)-egtr.pno-vc.db15' 0''

    Material on hire

    Other editions: study score ED 12474

    Premiere: June 13, 1987 London, Union Chapel (UK) Gavin Bryars Ensemble

    The North Shorefor solo viola, string orchestra, harp or piano and percussion (2004)

    to Debbie Mason

    Orchestra instrumentation: perc(2sus cym, tam-t, b.d)-hp or pno-str(3.3.3.2.1 minimum)15' 0''

    Material on hire

    Other editions: The North Shore for viola and piano ED 12473 performance material (cello andensemble) The North Shore for cello and piano ED 12926

    Premiere: June 30, 1994 London, Queen Elizabeth Hall (UK) Bill Hawkes, viola Conductor: Roger Heaton Gavin Bryars Ensemble

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    VIOLONCELLO

    Cello Concerto(Farewell to Philosophy) (1995)for cello and orchestra

    Commissioned for Julian Lloyd Webber by Philips Classics Productionsto Julian Lloyd Webber

    Orchestra instrumentation: 2(pic).1.ca.2(2.bcl).2(2.cbsn)-2.0.0.0-timp.2perc(b.d, tam-tam, sus.cym, vib,glsp, tub.bells, mar)-hp-str(6.6.4.4.2 minimum)35' 0''

    Material on hire

    Other editions: study score ED 12586

    Premiere: November 24, 1995 London, Barbican Hall (UK) Julian Lloyd-Webber, cello Conductor: James Judd English Chamber Orchestra

    The North Shorefor cello and chamber orchestra (1995)

    Orchestra instrumentation: perc(2sus cym, tam-t, b.d)-pno or hp-str(3.3.3.2.1 minimum)15' 0''

    Material on hire

    Other editions: The North Shore for viola and piano ED 12473 The North Shore for cello and pianoED 12926 performance material (viola and ensemble)

    Premiere: November 16, 1995 Palermo, Teatro Massimo (I) Giovanni Solima, cello Conductor: Stefan Anton Reck Teatro Massimo Sinfonica

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    DOUBLE BASS

    By the Vaarfor solo double bass, bass clarinet, percussion and strings (1987)

    Commissioned by the Camden Music Festival, London

    Dedicated to Charlie Haden

    Orchestra instrumentation: bcl-perc(cyms (2 bows), tam-tam, mar, vib)-str(3.3.3.2.1 or 5.5.5.5.3)20' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: April 6, 1987 London, Shaw Theatre (UK) Charlie Haden, double bass Conductor: Dave Smith

    Double Bass Concerto("Farewell to St. Petersburg") (2002)for solo double bass, optional 3 part bass chorus and chamber orchestratext by Kukol'ink

    Commissioned by the BBC for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestrato Duncan McTier

    Orchestra instrumentation: 2.0.1.bcl.1.cbsn-2.0.0.0-timp.2perc(glsp, crot, vib, tub bells, tam-t,b.d)-hp-str(0.0.6.4.2 preferred)27' 0''

    Material on hire

    Other editions: piano reduction with solo part ED 12932

    Premiere: September 21, 2002 Glasgow, Tramway (UK) Duncan McTier, double bass Conductor: Martyn Brabbins BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

    OBOE

    The East Coastfor bass oboe and chamber orchestra (1994)

    Commissioned by Lawrence Cherney with financial assistance from the Arts Council of Englanddedicated to Lawrence Cherney

    Orchestra instrumentation: bsn-2hn-hp-str(6.6.4.4.2 minimum)20' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: January 24, 1995 Winnipeg, MA, Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall (CDN) Laurence Cherney, bassoboe Conductor: Bramwell Tovey Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

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    CLARINET

    Allegrascofor clarinet or soprano saxophone and string orchestra (1983, rev. 1998)

    Orchestra instrumentation: str(6.6.4.4.2)20' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: 1998 Riga (LV) Jean Pierre Baraglioli, saxophone Conductor: Andris Veismanis Latvian PhilharmonicChamber Orchestra

    SAXOPHONE

    Allegrascofor clarinet or soprano saxophone and string orchestra (1983, rev. 1998)

    Orchestra instrumentation: str(6.6.4.4.2)20' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: 1998 Riga (LV) Jean Pierre Baraglioli, saxophone Conductor: Andris Veismanis Latvian PhilharmonicChamber Orchestra

    The Green Rayfor soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra (1991)

    Commissioned by the Bournemouth Sinfonietta with funds provided by South West Artsfor John Harle and the Bournemouth SinfoniettaOrchestra instrumentation: 1(pic).1.ca.1(bcl).2(cbsn)-2.flhn.1.0-perc(glsp, tub bells, 2sus cym, tam-t,b.d)-pno-str(6.5.4.3.2 minimum)20' 0''

    Material on hire

    Other editions: piano reduction with solo part ED 12463

    Premiere: July 6, 1991 Swanage, St. Mary\'s Church (UK) John Harle, soprano saxophone Conductor: Ivor Bolton Bournemouth Sinfonietta

    HORN

    Viennese Dance No.1 (M.H.)for French horn (with optional 2nd horn), percussion and optional string trio (1985)

    Orchestra instrumentation: 6perc(glsp, crot, mar, tub bells, 5sus cym, sizz cym, 2tam-t, tuned gongs,steel drums, b.d, 7r.toms, 2wind chimes, bell tree, sleigh bells, mark-tree)18' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: February 22, 2004 Broom, Recreation Hall (AUS) Darryl Paulsen, horn Conductor: Roger Smalley Mitglieder des Q8 Ensemble; Tetrifide Percussion

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    2 AND MORE SOLO INSTRUMENTS

    Epilogue from Wonderlawnfor solo viola and cello, electric guitar (or piano, or harp) and strings (1995)

    Dedicated to Ziella and Orlanda

    Orchestra instrumentation: egtr(pno or hp)-str(0.0.0.2.1 minimum)7' 0''

    Material on hire

    Other editions: Epilogue from Wonderlawn for for double bass ensemble and piano performancematerial Epilogue from Wonderlawn for viola, cello, double bass & electric guitar performancematerial

    Premiere: September 19, 1997 London, Studio One, BBC Maida Vale (UK)

    New YorkConcerto for tuned percussion quintet and chamber orchestra (2004)

    Commissioned by L'Ensemble - Orchestre de Basse-Normandie

    Orchestra instrumentation: 1.1.1.1-1.0.0.0-5perc(3glsp, 2vib, 2mar, xyl, bass mar, 3cym, 2tam-t, 2tri,antique cym, mark tree, tom-t)-pno-str(6.6.4.4.2 minimum)26' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: May 28, 2004 Hrouville Saint-Clair, Thtre (F) Les percussions Claviers de Lyon Conductor:Dominique Debart LEnsemble - Orchestre de Basse-Normandie

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    KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS - - PIANO PIANO SOLO

    After Handel's "Vesper"for harpsichord (1995)for harpsichord

    10' 0''

    Order number: ED 12607

    Premiere: October 4, 1995 Birmingham, BBC Pebble Mill (UK) Maggie Cole, harpsichord

    Ramble on Cortonafor piano (2010)

    to Ralph van Raat

    12' 0''

    Order number: ED 13356

    TWO AND MORE PIANOS

    Out of Zaleski's Gazebofor two pianos, six or eight hands (1977)for 2 pianos (6 or 8 hands)

    Orchestra instrumentation: 2 pf.12' 0''

    Order number: performance score ED 12469

    Premiere: 12 December 1977 Louvain (Belgium), University of Louvain John White, Christopher Hobbs and GavinBryars, pianos

    My First Homagefor 2 pianos 4 hands (1978)for 2 pianos (4 hands)

    Orchestra instrumentation: 2 pf.15' 0''

    Order number: ED 12471

    Premiere: December 11, 1978 New York, NY, The Kitchen (USA) Dave Smith, piano; Gavin Bryars, piano

    - ORGAN ORGAN SOLO

    A Time and a Place(1999)for organ

    7' 0''

    Order number: ED 12676

    Premiere: January 8, 1999 Goole, St John\'s Church (UK)

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    ORGAN AND VOICE

    On Photographyfor chorus (SATB), harmonium and piano (1983)

    20' 0''

    Order number: separate part ED 13178

    Other editions: score/choral score ED 13103

    Premiere: 20.11.1994; Huddersfield - St. Thomas's Church - National Youth Chamber Choir - Conductor: MichaelBrewer

    The Black Rivertext from "20,000 Leagues under the Sea" by Jules Verne (1991)for soprano and organ

    Written for Christopher Bowers-Broadbent15' 0''

    Order number: score ED 12462

    Premiere: January 22, 1991 Leicester, Leicester Cathedral (UK) Patricia Forbes, soprano; ChristopherBowers-Broadbent, organ

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    CHAMBER MUSIC - - - STRING INSTRUMENTS VIOLIN TWO VIOLINS

    Die letzten Tagefor two violins (1992)for 2 violins

    Prelude (The Roman Ending) - I The Venetian Beginning - Intermezzo I - Intermezzo II - II TheCorinthian Middle

    Orchestra instrumentation: 2 vlns.28' 0''

    Order number: ED 12472

    Premiere: 19 April 1992, Seville - Sala del Arenal - Alexander Balanescu - Claire Connors

    - VIOLA VIOLA AND PIANO (B.C.)

    The North Shorefor viola and piano (1993)

    12' 0''

    Order number: ED 12473

    Other editions: performance material (cello and ensemble) The North Shore for cello and piano ED12926 performance material (viola and ensemble)

    Premiere: 19 October 1993, Edinburgh -Fruitmarket Gallery - Bill Hawkes and Nicolas Hodges

    Lauda (con Sordino)for cello or viola, piano and optional electric guitar (2002)

    Commissioned by Audrey Riley, supported by East Midlands Arts

    to Audrey Riley

    10' 0''

    Order number: score and parts ED 13173

    Premiere: October 3, 2002 Nottingham University, Djanogly Hall (UK) Audrey Riley, cello

    - CELLO CELLO SOLO

    Tre Laude Dolefor solo cello (2007)

    dedicated to Audrey Riley

    12' 0''

    Order number: ED 13257

    Other editions: Tre Laude Dole arranged for solo double bass ED 13725

    Premiere: June 23, 2007 Trancoso, Santa Maria Church (P) Audrey Riley, cello

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    ONE OR MORE CELLI AND PIANO

    The South Downsfor cello and piano (1995)for cello and piano

    Orchestra instrumentation: vc. pf.12' 0''

    Order number: ED 12588

    Premiere: 22 March 1995, Bath - Michael Tippett Centre - Sophie Harris, cello - Kathryn Page, piano

    With Miriam by the Riverfor cello and piano (2001)for cello and piano

    4' 0''

    Order number: ED 13341

    Lauda (con Sordino)for cello or viola, piano and optional electric guitar (2002)

    Commissioned by Audrey Riley, supported by East Midlands Arts

    to Audrey Riley

    10' 0''

    Order number: score and parts ED 13173

    Premiere: October 3, 2002 Nottingham University, Djanogly Hall (UK) Audrey Riley, cello

    The North Shorefor cello and piano (arr. 2005)for cello and piano

    dedicated to Debbie Mason

    12' 0''

    Order number: ED 12926

    Other editions: The North Shore for viola and piano ED 12473 performance material (cello andensemble) performance material (viola and ensemble)

    Premiere: September 1998 Damiano Puliti, cello; Alessandra Garosi, piano

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    - DOUBLE BASS ONE OR MORE DOUBLE BASSES SOLO

    Silva Caledoniaarranged for double bass choir (2006)for double bass ensemble (minimum 8 players)

    Dedicated to Gary Karr and the Vancouver Island double bass community

    6' 0''

    Order number: separate part ED 13789-5

    Other editions: full score ED 13789 separate part, double bass 1 ED 13789-1 separate part, doublebass 2 ED 13789-2 separate part, double bass 3 ED 13789-3 separate part, double bass 4 ED13789-4 separate part, double bass 6 ED 13789-6 separate part, double bass 7 & 8 ED 13789-7

    Tre Laude Dolearranged for solo double bass (2007; arr. 2014)

    original version for solo cello dedicated to Audrey Riley12' 0''

    Order number: ED 13725

    Other editions: Tre Laude Dole for solo cello ED 13257

    Premiere: September 25, 2014 London, The Italian Institute of Culture (UK) Daniele Roccato, double bass

    DOUBLE BASS AND PIANO

    Double Bass Concerto"Farewell to St. Petersburg" (arr 2003)for double bass and orchestra

    to Duncan McTier

    Orchestra instrumentation: 2.0.1.bcl.1.cbsn-2.0.0.0-timp.2perc(glsp, crot, vib, tub bells, tam-t,b.d)-hp-str(0.0.6.4.2 preferred)27' 0''

    Order number: piano reduction with solo part ED 12932

    Other editions: performance material

    Premiere: 21. September 2002 Glasgow

    Room 42for double bass and piano (2009)

    5' 0''

    Order number: ED 13323

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    - STRING ENSEMBLE QUARTETS

    The Sinking of the Titanicversion for string quartet and pre-recorded material (1969)for string quartet

    15' 0''

    Order number: set of parts ED 13473

    String Quartet No. 1"Between the National and the Bristol" (1985)for string quartet

    Commissioned by the Vienna Festival for the Arditti Quartetto Hazel Davies (1931-1985)23' 0''

    Order number: set of parts ED 12464-1

    Other editions: study score ED 12464

    Premiere: 8 October 1985 Vienna, Messe Platz Arditti Quartet

    String Quartet No. 2(1990)for string quartet

    25' 0''

    Order number: set of parts ED 12467-1

    Other editions: study score ED 12467

    Premiere: 1 December 1990, Huddersfield - St. Paul's Hall - Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival - BalanescuQuartet

    Epilogue from Wonderlawnfor viola, cello, double bass and electric guitar (1994)

    Dedicated to Ziella and Orlanda

    7' 0''

    Material on hire

    Other editions: Epilogue from Wonderlawn for solo viola and cello, electric guitar and strings performance material Epilogue from Wonderlawn for for double bass ensemble and piano performance material

    Premiere: May 21, 1994 Amsterdam (NL) Drum Rhythm Festival Gavin Bryars Ensemble

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    String Quartet No. 3(1998)for string quartet

    21' 0''

    Order number: set of parts ED 12617-1

    Other editions: study score ED 12617

    Premiere: 15 July 1998 - Cheltenham Festival - Lyric Quartet

    QUINTETS

    The Seasonsfor 2 violas, 2 celli and double bass (2014)originally written for a ballet choreographed by douard Lock

    Commissioned by So Paulo Companhia de Dana 2014

    January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November -December

    40' 0''

    Order number: score ED 13691

    Premiere: April 26, 2014 Campinas, So Paulo, Teatro Castro Mendes (BR) Choreography: Edouard Lock Organizer: So Paulo Companhia de Dana

    - STRING ENSEMBLE WITH PIANO QUINTETS

    BIPEDfor ensemble and pre-recorded tape (1999)original choreography by Merce Cunningham

    Orchestra instrumentation: egtr.ekeybd-str(1.0.0.1.1)45' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: April 23, 1999 Berkeley, CA, University of Berkeley (USA) Choreography: Merce Cunningham MerceCunningham Dance Company (scenic performance)

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    SEXTETS AND MORE INSTRUMENTS

    The Church Closest to the Seafor ensemble (2007)

    Commissioned by Aldeburgh Music and the East Neuk Festival with assistance from the PRSFoundation

    dedicated to Mr McFall's Chamber

    Orchestra instrumentation: perc(vib, tam-t, b.d)-pno-2vn.va.vc.db18' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: June 30, 2007 Crail, Scotland, Village Hall (UK) East Neuk Festival Mr McFalls Chamber

    RECORDER MUSIC

    A Family Likenessfor recorder sextet (2008)for 6 recorders (AATTBB)

    Commissioned by the Society of Recorder PlayersOrchestra instrumentation: 2 treble recorders.2 tenor recorders.2 bass recorders8' 0''

    Order number: set of parts ED 13240-10

    Other editions: Full Score ED 13240

    Premiere: 13 December 2008 Cambridge (UK), St. Luke's Church Centre Members of the Society of Recoder Players

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    - WIND INSTRUMENTS CLARINET

    Allegrascofor soprano saxophone (or clarinet) and piano (1983)for soprano saxophone (clarinet) and piano

    Commissioned by Jan Steele with funds from West Midlands Arts20' 0''

    Order number: ED 12877

    Other editions: Studienpartitur ED 12804

    Premiere: December 7, 1983 Leicester, Leicester University (UK) Jan Steele, soprano saxophone; Janet Sherborne,piano

    The Green Rayarranged for clarinet and piano (1991, arr. 2006)for clarinet and piano

    20' 0''

    Order number: ED 13002

    Three Elegies for Nine Clarinets(1993)for 9 clarinets

    Commissioned by Roger Heaton

    to Roger Heaton

    Orchestra instrumentation: 4 clarinets in B flat, 2 Alto Clarinet in E flat (or 2 Basset Horns in F), 2 BassClarinets in B flat, Contrabass Clarinet in B flat19' 0''

    Order number: set of parts ED 12624-10

    Other editions: Full Score ED 12624

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    SAXOPHONE

    Allegrascofor soprano saxophone (or clarinet) and piano (1983)for soprano saxophone (clarinet) and piano

    Commissioned by Jan Steele with funds from West Midlands Arts20' 0''

    Order number: ED 12877

    Other editions: Studienpartitur ED 12804

    Premiere: December 7, 1983 Leicester, Leicester University (UK) Jan Steele, soprano saxophone; Janet Sherborne,piano

    Alaric I or IIfor saxophone quartet (1989)

    Commissioned by the Delta Saxophone Quartet15' 0''

    Order number: score and parts ED 12476

    Premiere: 3 Octobr 1989, Leicester - Phoenix Arts Centre - Delta Saxophone Quartet

    The Green Rayfor soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra (1991)piano reduction

    Commissioned by the Bournemouth Sinfonietta with funds provided by South West Artsfor John Harle and the Bournemouth SinfoniettaOrchestra instrumentation: 1(pic).1.ca.1(bcl).2(2.cbsn)-2.0.flugelhn.1.0-perc(glsp, tub bells, 2sus cym,tam-t, b.d)-pno-str(6.6.4.3.2 minimum)20' 0''

    Order number: piano reduction with solo part ED 12463

    Other editions: performance material

    Premiere: 6 July 1991 Swanage (UK), St. Mary's Church John Harle, saxophone Bournemouth Sinfonietta IvorBolton, conductor

    CHAMBER MUSIC WITH GUITAR

    The Squirrel and the Ricketty-Racketty Bridgefor 2 guitars (1 player) or multiples of this (1971)for 2 guitars (1 player) or multiples of this

    Written for Derek BaileyOrder number: ED 13215

    Premiere: December 11, 1972 London, Queen Elizabeth Hall (UK) Derek Bailey, guitar; John Tilbury, guitar

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    PERCUSSION

    One Last Bar Then Joe Can SingA Homage to Deagan for percussion ensemble (1994)for percussion-Quintett

    Commissioned by Nexus with funds provided by The Arts Council of England for the 1994 NexusContemporary Music Network Tour

    Orchestra instrumentation: Percussion 1: Crotales (with bow), Chocolo, Mark Tree; Percussion 2I: SongBells (with bow), Chinese Cymbal, 3 Wood Blocks; Percussion 3: 2 Cymbals, 2 Triangles, Xylophone,Marimba (shared with Marimba II), Vibraphone (with bow); Percussion 4: 2 Cymbals, 2 Gongs,Marimba I (with low F), Maracas; Percussion 5: 2 low Tom-Toms, Marimba II (to low A)20' 0''

    Order number: score and parts ED 12585

    Premiere: November 10, 1994 London, Queen Elizabeth Hall (UK) Nexus

    - MIXED INSTRUMENTS STRING AND WIND INSTRUMENTS WITH PIANO / BASSO CONTINUO - QUARTETS

    Allegrasco(1983, rev. 2002)for soprano saxophone/clarinet in Bb, violin, cello and piano

    20' 0''

    Order number: score and parts ED 12783

    Toru's Mistfor shakuhachi, violin, piano and percussion (2001)

    Commissioned by Ensemble Tzai with funds provided by the PRS Foundation and SEArtsdedicated to Ensemble Tzai

    Orchestra instrumentation: perc(hira-daiko large (suspended low drum), hira-daiko small (suspendedgagaku drum), shime-daiko (stretch drum), uchiwa-daiko (flat drums), miya-daiko (large drum), large andsmall tam-tams, kin (prayer bowls), antique cym, mark tree, bell tree, kane (metal bowl), roto-toms,cymbals, tempbl)15' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: May 17, 2001 Brighton, Music Room, Royal Pavilion (UK) Ensemble Tzai - Hidekazu Kat,shakuhachi; Masayuki Kino, violin; Reiko Fujisawa, piano; Johi Hirota, percussion

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    SEXTETS AND MORE INSTRUMENTS

    Aus den Letzten Tagenfor ensemble (1991)

    Orchestra instrumentation: cl(bcl)-2perc(mar, vib)-ekeybd (Korg M1)-2vn.vc15' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: May 1, 1991 Ulrichsberg (A) Gavin Bryars Ensemble

    Non la conobbe il mondo mentre l'ebbefor chamber ensemble (2006)

    commissioned by Sentieri Selvaggi for their Il femminile season.dedicated to Sentieri Selvaggi

    Orchestra instrumentation: fl.cl-perc(vib, tam-t, b.d)-pno-vn.vc20' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: June 19, 2006 Milano, Teatro dell\'Elfo (I) Sentieri Selvaggi Conductor: Carlo Boccadoro

    CHAMBER MUSIC WITH PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS

    Allegrasco(1983)for soprano saxophone or clarinet and percussion, piano, electric guitar, violin and double bass

    20' 0''

    Order number: study score ED 12804

    Other editions: Version fr KlarinetteSopran-Saxophon und Klavier ED 12877

    Premiere: 10. November 1986

    Sub Rosafor six players (1986)for recorder, clarinet in B flat, vibraphone, piano, violin and double bass

    Orchestra instrumentation: recorder cl - vib (arco) - pno - vln db10' 0''

    Order number: score and parts ED 12478

    Premiere: 10 November 1986 Flanders Festival, Gent Gavin Bryars Ensemble

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    The Old Tower of Lbenichtfor solo violin and ensemble (1987)for violin solo or viola solo and ensemble

    Written for the Gavin Bryars EnsembleOrchestra instrumentation: solo vln./vla. - b.cl. t.hn./tbn. - vc. db. - perc. (sizz cym., tam-tam,marimba, vibra., tub. bells)(2 players) - pf. - elec. gtr.15' 0''

    Order number: study score ED 12474

    Other editions: performance material

    Premiere: 13. Juni 1987 Union Chapel London - Gavin Bryars Ensemble - Directed by Gavin Bryars

    One Last Bar Then Joe Can SingA Homage to Deagan for percussion ensemble (1994)for percussion-Quintett

    Commissioned by Nexus with funds provided by The Arts Council of England for the 1994 NexusContemporary Music Network Tour

    Orchestra instrumentation: Percussion 1: Crotales (with bow), Chocolo, Mark Tree; Percussion 2I: SongBells (with bow), Chinese Cymbal, 3 Wood Blocks; Percussion 3: 2 Cymbals, 2 Triangles, Xylophone,Marimba (shared with Marimba II), Vibraphone (with bow); Percussion 4: 2 Cymbals, 2 Gongs,Marimba I (with low F), Maracas; Percussion 5: 2 low Tom-Toms, Marimba II (to low A)20' 0''

    Order number: score and parts ED 12585

    Premiere: November 10, 1994 London, Queen Elizabeth Hall (UK) Nexus

    At Portage and Mainfor percussion quintet (2009)

    Commissioned by the ensemble Percussions Claviers de Lyon

    for Les Percussions Claviers de LyonOrchestra instrumentation: perc(1: vib, splash cym, ride cym, 3tom-t 2: glsp, tam-t, splash cym, ridecym, 2tom-t 3: mar, splash cym, ride cym, 2tom-t 4: mar, ride cym, tom-t, pedal b.d 5: bass mar,cym, pedal b.d)17' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: November 13, 2009 Lyon, Conservatoire national suprieur musique et danse de Lyon, Salle Varse (F) LesPercussions Claviers de Lyon

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    CHAMBER MUSIC WITH GUITAR OR HARP

    The Old Tower of Lbenichtfor solo violin and ensemble (1987)for violin solo or viola solo and ensemble

    Written for the Gavin Bryars EnsembleOrchestra instrumentation: solo vln./vla. - b.cl. t.hn./tbn. - vc. db. - perc. (sizz cym., tam-tam,marimba, vibra., tub. bells)(2 players) - pf. - elec. gtr.15' 0''

    Order number: study score ED 12474

    Other editions: performance material

    Premiere: 13. Juni 1987 Union Chapel London - Gavin Bryars Ensemble - Directed by Gavin Bryars

    After the Requiemfor electric guitar, 2 violas and cello (1990)for electric guitar, 2 violas and cello

    16' 0''

    Order number: set of parts ED 13275-10

    Other editions: study score ED 13275

    Lauda (con Sordino)for cello or viola, piano and optional electric guitar (2002)

    Commissioned by Audrey Riley, supported by East Midlands Arts

    to Audrey Riley

    10' 0''

    Order number: score and parts ED 13173

    Premiere: October 3, 2002 Nottingham University, Djanogly Hall (UK) Audrey Riley, cello

    Lachrimae Crepusculae(after Dowland) (2004)for viol consort and lute

    Commissioned by Concordia

    for ConcordiaOrchestra instrumentation: Treble Viol, 2 Tenor Viols, 2 Bass Viols, Lute5' 0''

    Order number: score and parts ED 12810

    Premiere: July 17, 2004 Cheltenham, Pittville Pump Room (UK) Cheltenham International Festival of Music 2004 Concordia Viol Consort Conductor: Mark Levy

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    Lauda: The Flower of Friendshipfor Electric Guitar, Viola, Cllo and Double Bass (2009)

    Commissioned by Simon Fodden for his wife Christine Hawkes and dedicated to her14' 0''

    Order number: score and parts ED 13528

    Premiere: February 11, 2009 York, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall (UK) Gavin Bryars Ensemble

    It Never Rainsfor electric guitar, viola, cello and double bass (2010)

    dedicated to Jim Fox and Cold Blue Music

    5' 0''

    Order number: score and parts ED 13467

    Premiere: January 28, 2011 Orlans, University of Orlans (F) Gavin Bryars Ensemble

    Lauda rubata a trefor bass clarinet, electric guitar and cello (2014)

    Commissioned by York Late Music Festival

    Dedicated to Craig Vear (In memoriam Chico Hamilton)5' 0''

    Order number: performance score ED 13686

    Premiere: March 1, 2014 York, York Unitarian Chapel (UK) James Woodrow, electric guitar; Audrey Riley, cello;Roger Heaton, clarinet

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    VOCAL MUSIC - ONE OR MORE VOICES A CAPPELLA

    Super Fluminafor four unaccompanied voices or male choir (CtenTTBar) (2000)for countertenor, 2 tenors and baritone; solo voices or men's choirtexts selected from the hymn Ave Regina Caelorum and Psalm 137

    Commissioned by the York Early Music Festival for the opening ceremony of the National Centrefor Early Music, Yorkfor the Orlando Consort7' 0''

    Order number: choral score ED 12785

    Premiere: April 7, 2000 York (UK) York Early Music Festival 2000 Orlando Consort

    Laude Cortonesefor mixed voices a capella (2002-2007)

    for Anna Maria Friman, John Potter, Richard Wistreich, Trio Mediaeval and 'Uncloistered'Lauda 4 (Oi me lasso), ST Lauda 6 (Da Ciel venne messo novello), ST Lauda 9 (Ave Dei genitrix),STLauda 11 (Salve, salve, virgo pia), ST Lauda 14 (Jesu Cristo glorioso), STB Lauda 16 (Laudamo laresurrectione), STB Lauda 19 (Omne homo), STB Lauda 20 (Vergene donella), SSAT Lauda 33 (Spiritosancto), SSATB Lauda 34 (Faciamo laude a tutt'i sancti), SSAT

    30' 0''

    Order number: score ED 12780

    Other editions: Laude Cortonese Vol. 1, vocal score ED 12779 Laude Cortonese vol. 3, vocal scoreED 13228 Laude Cortonese vol. 3, instrumental parts ED 13228-10 ED 13229

    Laude Cortonesefor unaccompanied female voices (2002-2004)

    Lauda 1 (Venite a laudare) - Lauda 2 (Laude novella) - Lauda 3 (Ave santissima) - Lauda 5 (Altissima) -Lauda 7 (Ave regina gloriosa) - Lauda 8 (Regina sovrana) - Lauda 10 (O Maria, d'omelia) - Lauda 15 (OMaria, Dei cella) - Lauda 17(Ave, vergene gaudente) - Lauda 18 (Cristo nato et humanato) - Lauda 21(O Divina virgo, flore) - Lauda 25 (Dami conforto, Dio)

    40' 0''

    Order number: score ED 12779

    Other editions: Laude Cortonese Vol. 2, vocal score ED 12780 Laude Cortonese vol. 3, vocal scoreED 13228 Laude Cortonese vol. 3, instrumental parts ED 13228-10 ED 13229

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    Credo and Benedicamus Dominofrom A Worcester Ladymass (2008)for three sopranos

    Dedicated to the Trio Mediaeval and Tony Creamer

    I Credo - II Benedicamus Domino

    6' 0''

    Order number: ED 13330

    Premiere: November 15, 2008 Lodi, CA, St. John\'s Episcopal Church (USA) Trio Medival

    Two Love Songsfor three female voices or female choir (2010)for 3 female voices (SSMez) or female choirtext by Francesco Petrarca

    Commissioned in 2010 by juice vocal ensemble - Anna Snow, Sarah Dacey & Kerry Andrewdedicated to Juice Vocal Ensemble

    I Io amai sempre (Petrarca: Rime Sparse no. 85) - II Solo et pensoso (Petrarca: Rime Sparse 35)

    6' 0''

    Order number: score ED 13397

    Premiere: September 10, 2010 Cardiff, Acapela, Pentyrch (UK) Vale of Glamorgan Festival 2010 juice vocalensemble

    Gallus et Agnus(after Demantius) (2014)for solo bass voicetext from the Bible

    Order number: ED 13717

    Premiere: April 13, 2014 Wollongong, NSW, Wollongong Art Gallery (AUS) Clive Birch, bass Organizer: SongCompany

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    VOICE AND KEYBOARD INSTRUMENT

    The Black Rivertext from "20,000 Leagues under the Sea" by Jules Verne (1991)for soprano and organ

    Written for Christopher Bowers-Broadbent15' 0''

    Order number: score ED 12462

    Premiere: January 22, 1991 Leicester, Leicester Cathedral (UK) Patricia Forbes, soprano; ChristopherBowers-Broadbent, organ

    Five Songs from Northern Seasfor tenor and piano (2008-2009)texts by George Bruce

    Commissioned by Leeds Lieder+ with grateful acknowledgment of financial support from the PRSFoundation

    dedicated to the memory of George Bruce (1909-2002)The Fisherman - A Departure - The Helmsman - The Seaman, an Epilogue - Old Man and Sea

    15' 0''

    Order number: ED 13290

    Premiere: October 3, 2009 Leeds, The Venue, Leeds College of Music (UK) Leeds Lieder+ 2009 James Gilchrist,tenor; Julius Drake, piano

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    VOICE(S) AND ONE OTHER INSTRUMENT

    Cadman Requiemfor male choir and organ (1989; arr. 2006)

    dedicated to Bill Cadman

    I Requiem / Kyrie - II Bede (Latin paraphrase of Caedmon's Creation Hymn) - III Agnus Dei - IVCaedmon Creation Hymn - V In Paradisum

    26' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: April 6, 2006 Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall (EST) Conductor: Kaspars Putnins Estonian NationalMale Voice Choir

    Third Book Of Madrigals(2003-2005)for soprano, tenor, bass and lute

    Madrigals 1-9 Commissioned by the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival1. Laura being dead, Petrarch finds trouble in all the things of the earth - 2. He asks his heart to raiseitself up to God - 3. He wishes he might die and follow Laura - 4. Laura is ever present to him - 5. Heconsiders that he should set little store on earthly beauty - 6. He recalls his visions of her - 7. He findscomfort and rest in his sorrows - 8. He ceases to speak of her graces and her virtues which are no more- 9. He considers the reasons for his verses - 10. He is jealous of the heaven's and the earth - 11. Thefine time of the year increases Petrarch's sorrow - 12. He understands the great cruelty of death - 13.The sight of Laura's house reminds him of the great happiness he has lost - 14. He sends his rhymes tothe tomb of Laura to pray her to call him to her - 15. Only he who mourns her and Heaven thatpossesses her knew her while she lived - 16.Petrarch is unable to contain his grief - 17. Laura waits forhim in heaven

    60' 0''

    Order number: performance score ED 12787

    Premiere: November 27, 2003 Huddersfield, St Pauls Hall (UK) Huddersfield Festival 2003 Red Byrd

    Old man and sea for tenor and harpavailable to download from www.sheetmusicdirect.com (2008)for tenor and harp

    Commissioned for the 20th Anniversary of NMC Recordings3' 0''

    Order number: score ED 13243

    Premiere: March 10, 2009 Edinburgh, Church of St. Andrew and St. George (UK) George Bruce (1909-2002) ACentenary Celebration Ian MacNab, tenor; Tayce Phillipson, harp

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    VOICE(S) AND CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (2-12 INSTRUMENTS)

    Incipit Vita Novafor alto voice and string trio (1989)text from Dante's La Vita Nuova dn Pico della Mirandola's Conclusions

    Written for David James and dedicated to Vita, Erica and Robert HewisonOrchestra instrumentation: vln.vla.vc6' 0''

    Order number: score and parts ED 12465

    Premiere: April 1, 1989 Leicester, St Mary de Castro Church (UK) David James, alto; Chameleon

    The Adnan Songbookfor soprano and ensemble (1995-1996)for solo-soprano, bass clarinet, E-guitar, 2 violas, cello and double bass

    for Jane Quinn and Martin Duignan'Love Poems' by Etel Adnan

    Orchestra instrumentation: b.cl (cl) - elec. gtr. (acc. gtr) - str. (0 0 2 1 1 or 0 0 6 4 2)30' 0''

    Order number: study score ED 12477

    Other editions: performance material

    Premiere: No. 5 (original version): 8. November 1992 ICA, London - Mary Weigold and the Composers EnsembleNos. 1 & 2: First broadcast by Sarah Leonard and an ensemble directory by Gavin Bryars Complete Songbook: 20. Juli1996 Almeida Theatre London - Valdine Anderson and the Gavin Bryars Ensemble

    Laude Cortonesefor voices and instruments (2003-2008)

    Lauda 12 (Alta trinit beata) for soprano, tenor, viola, cello and double bass - Lauda 13 (Stommeallegro) for soprano, tenor, viola, cello and double bass - Lauda 26 (Plangiamo quel crudel basciar) forsoprano, tenor, viola, cello or bass clarinet and double bass - Lauda 27 (Laudar vollio per amore) forsoprano, tenor, cello or bass clarinet and double bass - Lauda 28 (Amor dole sena pare) for soprano,tenor, viola, cello or bass clarinet and double bass - Lauda 29 (O divina virgo, flore) for soprano anddouble bass - Lauda 30 (Stella nuova) for 3 sopranos, cello or bass clarinet and double bass - Lauda 36(Gloria n cielo) for soprano, tenor, viola, cello or bass clarinet and double bass

    18' 0''

    Order number: score ED 13228

    Other editions: Laude Cortonese Vol. 2, vocal score ED 12780 Laude Cortonese Vol. 1, vocal scoreED 12779 Laude Cortonese vol. 3, instrumental parts ED 13228-10 ED 13229

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    The Paper Nautilusfor soprano, mezzo-soprano, 2 pianos and percussion (2006)texts by Etel Adnan, Marie Curie, Jackie Kay, Leo XIII and from the Bible

    Commissioned by Theatre Cryptic with financial support from the Scottish Arts Council and the PRSFoundation

    I La Science - II La Reine de la Mer - III Ars Photographica - IV De profundis maris - V The seamysteries - VI Where there is light - VII Vertical migration - VIII The Angler's Song - IX Where there isno light - X La Reine de la Mer

    Orchestra instrumentation: 6perc(glsp, vib, crot, 2mar, bass mar, steel drum, tub bells, 2tri, 4sus cym,2sizz cym, ride cym, 7gongs [plus water tank], 2tam-t, 2bell tree, 3mark tree, cabaa, chocolo, 2b.d,4timp, maracs)-2pno80' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: November 2, 2006 Glasgow, The Tramway Theatre (UK) Angela Tunstall, soprano; Alexandra Gibson,mezzo-soprano; Paragon Ensemble Conductor: Garry Walker Staging: Cathie Boyd Costumes: Pippa Nissen Stage design: Pippa Nissen Choreography: Hiroaki Umeda Organizer: Theatre Cryptic/Paragon Ensembleco-production, in association with Tramway, Glasgow, and LUX biotechnology, Edinburgh (scenic performance)

    Anil D (The Breath Of God)for solo voice and ensemble (2008)texts from pre-1600 Irish spiritual manuscripts

    Commissioned by Note Productions and RT lyric FM for Iarla O'Lionaird with the support of TheArts Council of IrelandAdram in Coimdid (Let us adore the Lord) - Anil D (The breath of God) - Congair in uissi (The larksings) - Cros Christ (Christs Cross) - Is mebul dom imrdud (Shame to my thoughts) - Laethanta naseachtaine (The days of the week) - Memorarae (Remember) - Rop t mo baile (Be thou my vision) -Toil ind Rg (The will of God) - Trramat do nebaingil (May thy holy angels tend)

    Orchestra instrumentation: egtr-2vla.vc.db35' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: 14 November 2008 Dublin, Irish Museum of Modern Art Iarla O'Lionird, voice Crash Ensemble Gavin Bryars, double bass

    Laude Cortonesefor voices and ensemble (2008-2012)for voice and ensemble

    30' 0''

    Order number: score ED 13245

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    Tiurimh Mille Fhinin Dhuibhfor voice and ensemble (arr. 2008)Text: Anonymous

    Orchestra instrumentation: egtr-2va.vc.db8' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: 14 November 2008 Dublin, Irish Museum of Modern Art Iarla O'Lionird Crash Ensemble GavinBryars, double bass

    The Morrison Songbookfor tenor and ensemble (2010)for tenor, electric guitar, viola, cello and double basstexts by Blake Morrison

    dedicated to Penny Potter

    I Web - II Stormy - III All the homely arts and crafts - IV Almond Tree - V The print of soles - VI InApril - VII Just as the ash-glow

    16' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: November 6, 2010 London, Kings Place (UK) John Potter, tenor; Gavin Bryars Ensemble

    The Beckett Songbookfor soprano, alto and ensemble (2012)Texts by Samuel Beckett

    Originally commissioned for the inaugural Happy Days: Enniskillen International Beckett Festival2012

    I my way is in the sand flowing - II I would like my love to die - III Song - IV Something there

    Orchestra instrumentation: egtr-vn.vc.db8' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: August 25, 2012 Enniskillen, St Macartins Cathedral (UK) Happy Days: Enniskillen InternationalBeckett Festival 2012 Orlanda Bryars, soprano; James Cave, alto; Gavin Bryars Ensemble August 2, 2014Eenniskillen, Northern Ireland, Presbyterian Church (UK) Happy Days: Enniskillen International Beckett Festival2014 Orlanda Bryars, soprano; James Cave, counter tenor; Gavin Bryars Ensemble (World Premiere of Nos. 5, 6 &11)

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    The Voice of St. Columbafor four voices (ATTB) and string orchestra (2012)text by St. Columba translated by Brian Morton

    Commissioned by the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

    dedicated to Torunn strem OssumColum's Voice - On Hinba

    15' 0''

    Order number: study score ED 13579

    Other editions: performance material

    - CHORAL MUSIC MIXED CHOIR

    On Photographyfor chorus (SATB), harmonium and piano (1983)

    20' 0''

    Order number: score ED 13103

    Other editions: piano part ED 13178

    Premiere: November 20, 1994 Huddersfield, St. Thomas\' Church (UK) Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival1994 Conductor: Michael Brewer National Youth Chamber Choir

    Glorious Hillfor mixed choir (1988, rev. 2005)for mixed choir (SATB)

    to Frances Barber and Neil Pearson

    15' 0''

    Order number: choral score ED 12867

    Cadman Requiemfor mixed choir (SATBarB) and ensemble (1989; arr. 2009)

    dedicated to Bill Cadman

    I Requiem / Kyrie - II Bede (Latin paraphrase of Caedmon's Creation Hymn) - III Agnus Dei - IVCaedmon Creation Hymn - V In Paradisum

    Orchestra instrumentation: egtr-va.vc.db26' 0''

    Material on hire

    Premiere: February 11, 2009 York, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall (UK) Gavin Bryars Ensemble Conductor: JohnPotter The 24

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    Cadman Requiemfor mixed choir (SATBarB) and organ (1989; arr. 2002)

    dedicated to Bill Cadman

    I Requiem / Kyrie - II Bede (Latin paraphrase of Caedmon's Creation Hymn) - III Agnus Dei - IVCaedmon Creation Hymn - V In Paradisum

    26' 0''

    Order number: choral score ED 12935

    And so ended Kant's travelling in this world"In particular the cottage itself" (1997)for mixed choir (SATBarB)text from "The Last Days of Immanuel Kant" by Thomas de Quincey

    7' 0''

    Order number: choral score ED 12622

    Premiere: 2 August 1997, Cambridge Emmanuel United Reform Church Members of the 1997 Early MusicSummer School

    Three Poems of Cecco Angiolierifor mixed choir (SSATTBarB) with soli (1997)for mixed choir (SSATTBarB) with soloiststext by Cecco Angiolieri

    I La mia malinconia - II S'i' fosse foco - III La Stremit

    12' 0''

    Order number: choral score ED 12621

    Premiere: 2 August 1997, Cambridge Emmanuel United Reform Church Hilliard Ensemble and Members of the1997 Early Music Summer School

    Second Book of Madrigalsfor six voices (2001-2002)for mixed choir (SSATTBar)

    Commissioned by Rikskonsertene (Norwegian Institute)Benedetto sia 'l giorno e 'l mese et l' anno - Io son gi stanco di pensar s come - Quando dal propriosito si rumove-Poi che voi et io pi volte abbiam provato- Non veggio ove scampar mi possa omai -Ponmi ove 'l sole occide i fiori et l' erba - Non Tesin, Po, Baro, Arno, Adige et Tebro - I' vidi in terraangelici costumi - O passi sparsi, o pensier vaghi et pronti - Una candida cerva sopra l' erba - Che fai?che pensi? - Amor, che meco al buon tempo ti stavi - Fu forse un tempo dolce - Morte spento quel solch' abagliar suolmi - Marconi's Madrigal, Se 'l sasso ond' pi chiusa questa valle

    35' 0''

    Order number: ED 12786

    Other editions: First Book of Madrigals ED 12679

    Premiere: July 19, 2002 Cambridge (UK) Cambridge Early Music Summer Schoo