Charades

John BloodGZ037
2 Flutes (2nd doubling Piccolo), 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons; 4 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Tuba; Timpani; 2 Percussion; Piano; Strings | Duration: 9½ minutes

5 movements. Written 1987. A light–hearted romp, this is an exhilarating and contrasted set of character–studies in the manner of a ballet Divertissement.


  • Don Juan
  • The Milkmaid
  • Sergeant Death
  • The Sceptic
  • Quicksilver
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Esterházy Sinfonietta

John BloodGZ007
String orchestra and harpsichord | Duration: 15 minutes

Duration: 15 minutes. A modern concerto grosso in three movements. Commissioned by the Esterházy Orchestra, and first performed at their inaugural concert in the Banqueting House, Whitehall, in October 1985, conducted by John Blood. Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 1987 by the Ulster Orchestra, conducted by Vernon Handley.

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Zig-zag

Giles SwayneGZ098
Organ | Duration: 10 minutes

First performed  by James McVinnie in Westminster Abbey on May 16th 2010, this brilliantly coloured recital-piece (although very different in idiom) echoes Riff-raff in its variety & unpredictability. Dedicated to the memory of Swayne’s much-lamented monkey Cuckoo, it is a series of variations on his name, and presents a portrait of his character.

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In the stillness

Sally BeamishGZ080
SATB a cappella | Duration: 1¾ minutes

A setting of original words by Katrina Shepherd, this short carol beautifully captures the hushed rapture of a small parish church in a snowbound landscape, just before Christmas. Couched in a highly accessible style, it is simple for any choir to sing, and is already very popular with choirs in Britain and abroad.

 

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