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String Quartets

Adagio - Tribute to R.S., Op.28

Composed   1998
Duration (approx)   6 minutes
Publisher   Peters Edition
First performance   19th September 1998
Venue   St. John's Smith Square, London
Orchestra / Ensemble   Delme Quartet
Notes  

Written in memory of Robert Simpson.

Related works   Adagio

String Quartet No.1, Op.1

Composed   1984
Duration (approx)   26 minutes
Publisher   Unpublished
First performance   15th June 1984
Venue   Keynes Hall, King's College Cambridge
Orchestra / Ensemble   Dymiotis Quartet
Notes  

London premiere by the Forde Quartet at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on 15th March 1987.

String Quartet No.2, Op.8

Composed   1990
Duration (approx)   23 minutes
Publisher   Peters Edition
Commission  

Written for The Kreutzer Quartet.

First performance   2nd October 1990
Venue   Blackheath Halls, London
Orchestra / Ensemble   The Kreutzer Quartet

String Quartet No.3, Op.18

Composed   1995
Duration (approx)   16 minutes
Recording   Chamber Music, Music for Brass -- Toccata Classics: TOCC 0015
Publisher   Peters Edition
Commission  

Commissioned by Norfolk and Norwich Festival with funds from the Arts Council of England.

First performance   12th October 1995
Venue   Octagon Chapel, Norwich
Orchestra / Ensemble   The Schidlof Quartet
Notes  

London premiere by the The Schidlof Quartet at the Conway Hall on 4th February 1996.

String Quartet No.4, Op.22

Composed   1999
Duration (approx)   24 minutes
Publisher   Peters Edition
Commission  

Commissioned for The Schidlof Quartet.

First performance   23rd May 1999
Venue   Blackheath Halls, London
Orchestra / Ensemble   The Schidlof Quartet

String Quartet No.5, Op.35

Composed   2007
Duration (approx)   14 minutes
Recording   String Quartets Nos. 5, 6 and 7 -- Toccata Classics: TOC 0144
Publisher   Peters Edition
Commission  

Commissioned by the Presteigne Festival.

First performance   22nd August 2008
Venue   Presteigne Festival
Orchestra / Ensemble   Dante Quartet
Notes  

London premiere by the Dante Quartet at Blackheath Halls on 25th January 2009.

But the most substantial concert [Presteigne Festival] featured the Dante Quartet, framing the premiere of Matthew Taylor's String Quartet No.5 with some rather rough-hewn Haydn and Janacek. Clearly, all rehearsal time had been spent on the Taylor - justifiably so, for this was an outstandingly imaginative and accomplished single-movement work, travelling from a highly-charged cross-etching of ideas to a mesmeric lullaby in 15 beguiling minutes.

Hilary Finch, The Times, 26 Aug 2008

String Quartet No.6, Op.36

Composed   2008
Duration (approx)   20 minutes
Recording   String Quartets Nos. 5, 6 and 7 -- Toccata Classics: TOC 0144
Publisher   Peters Edition
Commission  

Commissioned by Little Missenden Festival.

First performance   12th October 2008
Venue   Little Missenden Festival
Orchestra / Ensemble   Allegri Quartet
Notes  

The Romanza (which may be performed separately) is also arranged for string orchestra. London premiere by the Allegri Quartet at King's Place on 11th January 2009.

Related works   Romanza
Romanza, Op.36b

String Quartet No.7, Op.37

Composed   2009
Duration (approx)   22 minutes
Recording   String Quartets Nos. 5, 6 and 7 -- Toccata Classics: TOC 0144
Publisher   Peters Edition
Commission  

Commissioned by Ruth McWilliam for a private event at the Barbican (05/03/2009) and public London premiere (04/10/2009).

First performance   4th October 2009
Venue   Padstow Festival
Orchestra / Ensemble   Salieri Quartet (both premieres)

Works for Other Ensembles

Four Lullabies, Op.27

Composed   2001
Duration (approx)   15 minutes
Parts  

Piano quartet

Publisher   Peters Edition
Commission  

Commissioned by the Alexander Piano Quartet.

First performance   12th March 2002
Venue   Blackheath Halls, London
Orchestra / Ensemble   Alexander Piano Quartet

Night Visions, Op.14

Composed   1993
Duration (approx)   14 minutes
Parts  

Clarinet, violin, cello, piano

Publisher   Peters Edition
Commission  

Commissioned by the Malvern Festival.

First performance   28th May 1993
Venue   Malvern Festival
Orchestra / Ensemble   David Campbell Ensemble
Notes  

London premiere by The Fibonacci Sequence at St. John's Smith Square on 21st May 1996.

Related works   The Thrid Vision, Op.14 No.3a

Piano Trio No.1, Op.17

Composed   1994
Duration (approx)   30 minutes
Parts  

Violin, cello, piano

Recording   Chamber Music, Music for Brass -- Toccata Classics: TOCC 0015
Publisher   Peters Edition
Commission  

Commissioned by Birmingham Chamber Music Society with funds from West Midlands Arts Key Change Incentive Awards.

First performance   8th April 1995
Venue   Adrian Boult hall, Birmingham
Orchestra / Ensemble   The Lowbury Trio
Notes  

London premiere by The Lowbury Trio at the Wigmore Hall on 3rd November 1995.

Piano Trio No.2, Op.48

Composed   2013
Duration (approx)   14 minutes
Parts  

Violin, cello, piano

Publisher   Peters Edition
First performance   28th April 2013
Venue   Blackheath Halls, London
Orchestra / Ensemble   Grier Trio
Notes  

Written in memory of Richard Rodney Bennett.

Skal

Composed   2004
Duration (approx)   5 minutes
Parts  

Wind quintet (no doublings)

Publisher   Unpublished
Commission  

Written as a 50th birthday party piece for Robin Page.

First performance   9th March 2004
Orchestra / Ensemble   Ensemble d'Occasion

The Night Watchman, Op.44

Composed   2011
Duration (approx)   13 minutes
Parts  

Clarinet, violin, piano

Publisher   Unpublished
Commission  

Commissioned by the RVW Trust.

First performance   22nd January 2012
Venue   Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham
Soloists / Players   Lowbury Piano Trio
Notes  

3 Songs without words after poems by Edward Lowbury.

The Thrid Vision, Op.14 No.3a

Composed   1997
Duration (approx)   7 minutes
Parts  

Oboe, horn, violin, cello, piano

Publisher   Unpublished
First performance   29th April 1997
Venue   Fairfield Hall, Croydon
Orchestra / Ensemble   Fine Arts Sinfonia
Conductor   Directed by Matthew Taylor
Notes  

Arrangement of Night Visions.

Related works   Night Visions, Op.14

Trio - In Memoriam V.H., Op.21

Composed   1997
Duration (approx)   10 minutes
Parts  

Flute (d alto flute), viola, cello

Publisher   Peters Edition
First performance   24th October 1997
Venue   Round Tower, Copenhagen
Soloists / Players   Jennifer Stinton, flute / Steven Shakeshaft, viola / David Burrows, cello
Notes  

UK premiere by The Goehrfest Ensemble at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, on 20th February 1999.

Trombone Quartet, Op.38

Composed   2009
Duration (approx)   8 minutes
Publisher   Unpublished
Commission  

Commissioned by Bones Apart Trombone Quartet.

First performance   25th October 2009
Venue   Civic Hall, Uppermill, Lancashire
Orchestra / Ensemble   Bones Apart
Notes  

London premiere by Bones Apart at Royal Overseas League on 30th October 2009.

Works for Keyboard

Anniversaries and Intermezzos

Composed   1990-1998, revised 1999
Duration (approx)   15 minutes
Publisher   Peters Edition
First performance   18th November 2000
Venue   RAM, London
Soloists / Players   Samuel Hogarth
Notes  

Six pieces written and performed at various times, collected and revised in 1999.

Fantasy on a theme of Arnold, Op.40

Composed   2010
Duration (approx)   7 minutes
Parts  

Solo piano

Publisher   Queen's Temple Publications
Commission  

Commissioned by the 2110 Malcolm Arnold Festival.

First performance   16th October 2010
Venue   Derngate Centre, Northampton - performance part of 2010 Malcolm Arnold Festival, Northampton
Soloists / Players   Ernest Moritz

Four Bagatellas, Op.6

Composed   1989
Duration (approx)   14 minutes
Publisher   Peters Edition
Commission  

Commissioned, with funds from North West Arts, by Graham Scott for a UK tour, 1989/90 season.

Notes  

London premiere by Raymond Clarke, Purcell Room, London, on 11th September 1991.

Piano Sonata, Op.46

Composed   2008-2012
Duration (approx)   17 minutes
Publisher   Unpublished
First performance   25th October 2012
Venue   Gloucester Music Society, St. Mary de Lode Church, Gloucester
Soloists / Players   Mark Bebbington

Wassail, Op.15

Composed   1993
Duration (approx)   8 minutes
Parts  

Four hands at one or two pianos

Publisher   Peters Edition
Commission  

A 50th birthday present for Robin Holloway.

First performance   17th May 1994
Venue   Philharmonic Hall, Riga, Latvia
Soloists / Players   Nora Novik, Raffi Kharajanyan (The Riga Piano Duo)
Notes  

UK premiere by the Phillippo-Plummer Duo at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, on 15th October 1994.

Works for Other Solo Instruments

A July Pastoral

Composed   1992
Duration (approx)   4 minutes
Parts  

Horn unaccompanied

Publisher   Peters Edition
First performance   8th February 1995
Venue   Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London
Soloists / Players   Richard Watkins, horn
Notes  

Later version for cor anglais.

Related works   A July Pastoral

A July Pastoral

Composed   1993
Duration (approx)   4 minutes
Parts  

Cor anglais unaccompanied

Publisher   Peters Edition
Commission  

Written for a Greenhouse Ensemble tour of Skye and The Hebrides.

First performance   28th August 1993
Venue   Harris Arts Festival
Soloists / Players   Angela Miles
Notes  

Arrangement of original version for cor anglais. London premiere by Catherine Pluygers at Regent Hall on 16th November 2002.

Related works   A July Pastoral

A June Cantilena

Composed   1995
Duration (approx)   5 minutes
Parts  

Clarinet unaccompanied

Publisher   Peters Edition

Fantasy for Guitar, Op.47

Composed   2012
Duration (approx)   7 minutes
Recording   Music of Memory -- NMC: NMC D184
Publisher   Unpublished
Commission  

Commissioned by the Britten Pears Foundation.

Notes  

Written for a forthcoming CD of guitar music on NMC label with Antonis Chatzinikolaou to be released in 2013.

Prelude, Meditation and Toccata

Composed   1991
Duration (approx)   9 minutes
Parts  

Marimba unaccompanied

Publisher   Peters Edition
Commission  

Commissioned by Philip Woodrow.

First performance   13th November 1991
Venue   Watford Music School
Soloists / Players   Philip Woodrow
Notes  

London premiere by Tina Crawley at the Da Capo Festival, RAM, on 11th April 1993.

Other Chamber Music

Cello Sonata, Op.29

Composed   2002
Duration (approx)   16 minutes
Parts  

Cello and piano

Publisher   Peters Edition
First performance   21st April 2002
Venue   Blackheath Halls, London
Soloists / Players   Raphael Wallfisch, cello / John York, piano

Fantasy Pieces, Op.30

Composed   2002
Duration (approx)   15 minutes
Parts  

Cello (or viola) and piano

Publisher   Peters Edition
Commission  

Commissioned by Cultural Connections.

First performance   13th October 2002
Venue   Little Missenden Festival
Soloists / Players   Diane Porteous, cello / Matthew Taylor, piano
Notes  

London premiere with Diane Porteous and Matthew Taylor at Blackheath Halls on 15th January 2003.

Images in Spring, Op.16

Composed   1993
Duration (approx)   13 minutes
Parts  

Flute (d picc ad lib) and piano

Publisher   Peters Edition
Commission  

Written for Emily Beynon.

First performance   10th January 1994
Venue   PLG Young Artists Concerts, Purcell Room, London
Soloists / Players   Emily Beynon, flute / Andrew Zolinsky, piano

Pastorals, Op.32

Composed   2003
Duration (approx)   12 minutes
Parts  

Violin and piano

Publisher   Peters Edition
Commission  

Commissioned by Nicholas Vineall.

First performance   6th February 2004
Venue   Blackheath Halls
Soloists / Players   Martin Smith, violin / Michael Dussek, piano
Related works   Pastorals, Op.32a

Romanza

Composed   1997
Duration (approx)   4-5 minutes
Parts  

Cello and piano

Publisher   Peters Edition
First performance   11th April 1999
Venue   Blackheath Halls, London
Soloists / Players   Kate Gould, cello / Viv McLean, piano
Related works   Romanza, Op.36b
String Quartet No.6, Op.36

Solemn Bells

Composed   2014
Duration (approx)   3 minutes
Parts  

Violin and piano

Publisher   Unpublished
Commission  

Commissioned by Fenella Humphreys.

First performance   4th February 2015
Venue   Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London
Soloists / Players   Fenella Humphreys, violin / Timothy End, piano
Notes  

Composed alongside David Knotts, Alasdair Nicholson, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Anthony Powers as part of a composite work of miniatures inspired by Sibelius's 5 Pieces Op.81.

Tarantella Furiosa

Composed   2014
Duration (approx)   5 minutes
Parts  

Violin and piano

Publisher   Unpublished
Commission  

Commissioned by Krysia Osostowicz as part of her 'Beethoven Plus' series where 10 composers were selected to compose companion pieces to each of the Beethoven 10 Violin Sonatas.

First performance   10th December 2014
Venue   The du Pre Music Building, Oxford
Soloists / Players   Krysia Osostowicz, violin / Daniel Tong, piano

Three Humoreskes, Op.5

Composed   1989
Duration (approx)   11 minutes
Parts  

Clarinet, piano

Publisher   Peters Edition
Commission  

Written for Emma Johnson.

First performance   7th February 1991
Venue   Wigmore Hall, London
Soloists / Players   Emma Johnson, clarinet / Gordon Back, piano.

Violin Sonata, Op.12

Composed   1992, revised 1994
Duration (approx)   30 minutes
Parts  

Violin, piano

Publisher   Peters Edition
Commission  

Written for Pauline Lowbury.

First performance   26th May 1993
Venue   Malvern Festival
Soloists / Players   Pauline Lowbury, violin / Julius Drake, piano
Notes  

London premiere with the composer at Blackheath Halls on 4th December 1994.

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