Epithalamium

Giles SwayneGZ050
Mezzo–soprano and String Quartet | Duration: 5 minutes

First performed at St. Michael and All Angels Church, Barton Turf, Norfolk, on 18th June 2005 by Ruth Peel and the Solstice Quartet. Words traditional and by the composer. A tender and witty celebration of the marriage vows, ideal for a musical wedding.

Vocal score, miniature study score and (4) parts

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Six early songs

Giles SwayneGZ040
Tenor and Piano | Duration: 20 minutes

Written in 1965 and first performed that year by Peter Birts (tenor) and Giles Swayne (piano) at Trinity College, Cambridge.A youthful work, pulsating with adolescent sexual longing.

  • Prologue (piano solo)
  • 1. ’Tis true, ’tis day (Donne)
  • 2. Persuasions to enjoy (Carewe)
  • 3. Take, O take those lips away (Shakespeare)
  • 4. So we’ll go no more a–roving (Byron)
  • 5. When I have seen by Time’s fell hand (Shakespeare)
  • 6. Echo’s lament to Narcissus (Ben Jonson)

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Creepy–crawlies

Giles SwayneGZ057
Viola and Piano | Grades 2-4 technical level

Seven pieces which exploit the viola’s wide range of colour and character in portrait–studies of crawling creatures in all their fascinating variety.

  • The ingenious Spider
  • The elegant Snail
  • The obliging Worm
  • The workaholic Ant
  • The mysterious Woodlouse
  • The savage Centipede
  • The insatiable Caterpillar

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Ten Terrible Tunes

Giles SwayneGZ058
Piano | Grade 2-4 technical level

Ten contrasting pieces which encourage the young pianist to express moods and characters of many kinds. Although technically easier they are similar in approach to the same composer’s Scrap–book GZ 001. The sixth piece, Whistling Tune, is included in Spectrum 4, an international collection of miniatures for piano, compiled by Thalia Myers and published by the Associated Board under licence from Gonzaga Music.

Ten Terrible Tunes was a set work performed at the 2012 Contemporary Keyboard Weekend at the Conservatoire Frédéric Chopin, Paris

  • Catchy Tune
  • Silly Tune
  • Scary Tune
  • Ring Tune
  • Posh Tune
  • Whistling Tune
  • Pop Tune
  • Hymn Tune
  • Sleepy Tune
  • Cheeky Tune

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