Works List

This worklist omits many early or occasional works, including works for orchestra, choir a cappella / with organ/ with string orchestra. To inquire about a full Works List, please contact the composer directly.

 

NB: All libretti by the composer unless stated otherwise.

Please contact the composer for hire enquiries.

 

The 8th Door (2017) – 40 Minutes

Libretto: devised by Lliam Paterson, from poetry in Hungarian by Attila József and Endre Ady, and in English translations by Edwin Morgan

Commissioned by: Scottish Opera

First Performance: March 2017, Theatre Royal Glasgow. Director: Matthew Lenton. Conductor: Sian Edwards.

Soloists: Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Mezzo-soprano, Counter-tenor, Tenor, Baritone (all singers amplified)

Orchestration: 2 (pic/ alto). 2 (cor). 2 (E-flat/ Bass). 2 (contra) / 2. 4. 3 (Bass). 1 / 3 perc. timp / hp. pf. cel / str (recommended 10.8.6.5.3

 

BambinO (2017) – 40 Minutes

Libretto: by Lliam Paterson, based on a concept devised by the composer, Phelim McDermott and Giuseppe Belli. Libretto includes quotations in Italian from operas by Monteverdi, Mozart and Puccini (textual, not musical quotations).

Commissioned by: Scottish Opera, Improbable, Manchester International

First Performance: July 2017, Pavilion Theatre, Manchester. Director: Phelim McDermott.

Soloists: Soprano, Baritone

Orchestration: Percussion (doubling Korg TinyPiano) / Cello (doubling Schoenhut 37-key Toy Grand Piano)

 

Touching Eden (2014) – 8 Minutes

Commissioned by: Scottish Opera

First Performance:

Soloists: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Baritone

Orchestration: Piano

 

Radiant (2015) – 8 Minutes

Librettist: Pamela Carter

Written for: Aldeburgh Music (Jerwood Opera Writing Programme)

First Performance:

Soloists: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano 1, Mezzo-soprano 2

Orchestration: French Horn/ Perc / Piano / Cello

 

Anatomy of a Diva (2015) – 8 Minutes

Commissioned by: Scottish Opera

First Performance:

Soloists: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Baritone

Orchestration: Piano

 

Bluebeard’s Cake (2016) – 8 Minutes

Commissioned by: Scottish Opera

First Performance:

Soloists: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Baritone

Orchestration: Piano

Ottoni Fiorenti (Flourishing Brass) (2015) – 2 Minutes

Commissioned by: Scottish Opera

First Performance: March 2015, Theatre Royal Glasgow

Orchestration: 2.4.3.1 / 2 Perc.

Chamber Music (up to 5 players)

 

Floating Bridge (The Lion Dances) (2011) – 6 Minutes

Written for: St. Magnus Composers’ Course

First Performance: June 2011, St. Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall. London Sinfonietta.

Orchestration: Flute (pic). Clarinet (bass) / Perc / Violin. Cello

 

5 Little Pieces For Piano Trio (2015) – 6 Minutes

Written for: Dartington International Festival – Advanced Composition Course

First Performance: July 2015, Great Hall, Dartington.

Orchestration: Piano / Violin. Cello

 

Minos Fragments (2016) – 12 Minutes

Commissioned by Susanna Stranders and the Ellipsis Trio

Orchestration: Flute. Oboe / Piano

Radiant Light (From Moon To Moon…) (2011) – 6 Minutes

First Performance: June 2011, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.

 

…Losing Focus… (a piano book) (2015) – 10 Minutes

Written for: Dartington International Festival – Advanced Composition Course

First Performance: July 2015, Great Hall, Dartington

Spirit of the Place (2015) – 35 Minutes

Text: Edwin Morgan

Commissioned by: Scottish Opera

First Performance: April 2015, Aye Write! Festival, Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Soloists: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano

 

The Isle Is Full of Noises (2016) – 3 Minutes

Text: William Shakespeare

Commissioned by: Grace Durham

Soloist: Mezzo-soprano

 

The Old Fisherman (2017) – 5 Minutes

Text: George Campbell hay

Commissioned by: Anne Artymiuk

First Performance: The Writers’ Museum, Edinburgh

Soloist: Baritone