Anthony Gilbert

WORKS BY CATEGORY

Unless otherwise indicated, all works written between 1962 and 1994 are available from SCHOTT & Co. Ltd., 48 Great Marlborough St, London W1V 2BN. info@schott-music.com. Works marked uymp are available from THE UNIVERSITY of YORK MUSIC PRESS, YO10 5DD, info@musicroom.com, www.musicroom.com. Works for recorder with or without piano are available from FORSYTH MUSIC PUBLISHING DIVISION, 126 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2GR, U.K. recordermusic@forsyths.co.uk. For information on works in manuscript, marked (MS), contact gilbertcomp@btinternet.com

NOTES ON WHAT FOLLOWS

* These little piano pieces now form part of People Pieces, 2003

** These little recorder pieces now form part of Farings, 2000

These pieces have been recorded, click on the icon for details.

Indicated durations are rounded up to the nearest minute

Compositions in title order

Chronological list of works

▼ Chamber (up to 10 players)

Behind all this - for recorder and piano

2012

uymp
M 57036 475 6

3’

70th birthday tribute to John Turner (alternative version for recorder and harpsichord available from composer) - First performance, John Turner, recorder and Harvey Davies, piano. 11th October 2013. St Edmund’s Parish Church, Southwold 

70th birthday tribute to John Turner (alternative version for recorder and harpsichord available from composer) - First performance, John Turner, recorder and Harvey Davies, piano. 11th October 2013. St Edmund’s Parish Church, Southwold 

Brighton Piece - for 8 players

1967

Schott
ED 11257

13’

Commissioned by Watney Mann Ltd. for first Brighton Festival - First performed by the Brighton Festival Ensemble, cond. John Alldis, Brighton College of Art, 22nd April 1967 

Commissioned by Watney Mann Ltd. for first Brighton Festival - First performed by the Brighton Festival Ensemble, cond. John Alldis, Brighton College of Art, 22nd April 1967 

Burlesque from Pastorale & Burlesque - Mátyás Seiber arr. Gilbert for recorder and piano; also arr. recorder and string trio

2005

Schott

 

 

Calls around Chungmori - for chamber ensemble and participating audience

1979

Schott

15’

★ Commssioned by Matrix - First performed by Matrix and participating audience, dir. Peter Wiegold, Morley College, London, 7th June 1980 

★ Commssioned by Matrix - First performed by Matrix and participating audience, dir. Peter Wiegold, Morley College, London, 7th June 1980 

Canticle I (Rock-Song) - version 2, for woodwind, horns, harp and piano

1979

Schott

9’

★ First performed by Conservatorium High School Endemble, dir. Anthony Gilbert, New South Wales State Conservatorium, Sydney, Aus., 19th May 1979 

★ First performed by Conservatorium High School Endemble, dir. Anthony Gilbert, New South Wales State Conservatorium, Sydney, Aus., 19th May 1979 

ecco Eco - for flute, clarinet and vibraphone (Cincuentas 4)

2007

uymp
M 57036 032 1

50”

Commissioned by Ian Vine for Radius Ensemble - First performed on 8th January 2008 by Radius Ensemble at Wigmore Hall, London 

Commissioned by Ian Vine for Radius Ensemble - First performed on 8th January 2008 by Radius Ensemble at Wigmore Hall, London 

The Flame has Ceased - Tribute to the memory of John McCabe

2015


4’ 40”

 

 

The Flame has Ceased - Tribute to the memory of John McCabe

2016

University of York Music Press
M 57036 730 6

4’ 40”

 

 

Haven of Mysteries - String quintet

2014

University of York Music reds
M 57036 542 5

20 minutes

Commissioned by Wigmore Hall, with generous support of André Hoffmann, President of the Hoffmann Foundation, The Radcliffe Trust and NMC Recordings Ltd. - Wigmore Hall, London, 14th June 2015, by the Carducci String Quartet + Guy Johnston, cello. 

Commissioned by Wigmore Hall, with generous support of André Hoffmann, President of the Hoffmann Foundation, The Radcliffe Trust and NMC Recordings Ltd. - Wigmore Hall, London, 14th June 2015, by the Carducci String Quartet + Guy Johnston, cello. 

Hope’s Place - chamber concertino for septet of wind and strings

2013

uymp
M 57036 455 8 /456 5

19’

Commissioned by Ensemble 10/10 with funds provided by anonymous donor - First performance, 16th October 2013, Ensemble 10/10 dir. Clark Rundell, The Cornerhouse, Liverpool Hope University 

Commissioned by Ensemble 10/10 with funds provided by anonymous donor - First performance, 16th October 2013, Ensemble 10/10 dir. Clark Rundell, The Cornerhouse, Liverpool Hope University 

HumDance - for string trio

2007

uymp
M 57036 006 2

20’

 

 

Inseparable - for alto flute or oboe and string trio

2010

uymp
M 57036 195 3/196 0

7’

 

 

La Douceur - septet for 3 wind and string quartet, dedicated to Raymonde Sassoon

2016


11’ 15”

 

 

Little Dance of Barrenjoey - for chamber ensemble (Cincuentas 1)

1981

uymp
M 57036 033 8

2’

Written for David Lumsdaine’s 50th-birthday concert - First performance by Gemini, dir. Peter Wiegold, Wigmore Hall, London, 6th November 1981 

Written for David Lumsdaine’s 50th-birthday concert - First performance by Gemini, dir. Peter Wiegold, Wigmore Hall, London, 6th November 1981 

Little Fantasy on Gold-digger Melodies - for flute and string quartet

1981

MS

4’

First performed by Bendigo Chamber Players, Mandurang Arts Festival, Vic., Australia, September 1981 

First performed by Bendigo Chamber Players, Mandurang Arts Festival, Vic., Australia, September 1981 

Ma fin est mon commencement - Guillaume de Machaut arr. Gilbert for recorder ensemble with tambour

1981

MS

4’

Commissioned by The Bendigo Recorder Players - First performed by Bendigo Recorder Players at Osborne Theatre, Kangaroo Flat, Vic., Australia, 30th September 1981 

Commissioned by The Bendigo Recorder Players - First performed by Bendigo Recorder Players at Osborne Theatre, Kangaroo Flat, Vic., Australia, 30th September 1981 

Moon comes up, Pearl Beach (June ’79) (version 2 = Cincuentas 2) - for alto flute, vibraphone and cello (reconstructed 2007)

1995

uymp
M 57036 031 4

1’

Written for 50th-birthday concert for Martin Wesley-Smith - First performance original version by Seymour Group, Sydney, Australia, 10th June 1995; British première of reconstructed version, Tacet Ensemble Brighton Festival, U.K., 10th May 2007 

Written for 50th-birthday concert for Martin Wesley-Smith - First performance original version by Seymour Group, Sydney, Australia, 10th June 1995; British première of reconstructed version, Tacet Ensemble Brighton Festival, U.K., 10th May 2007 

Nine or Ten Osannas - for 5 players

1967

Schott
ED 11066

20’-30’

Commissioned by Abbey Dore Festival Trust - First performed by the Music Group of London, Dore Abbey, Herefordshire, U.K., 1st October 1967 

Commissioned by Abbey Dore Festival Trust - First performed by the Music Group of London, Dore Abbey, Herefordshire, U.K., 1st October 1967 

Not for the Nashties - Septet for 3 woodwind and string quartet

2012

Unpublished

14 minutes

Written for 50th anniversary of the Nash Ensemble, but refused sight unseen 

Written for 50th anniversary of the Nash Ensemble, but refused sight unseen 

O’Grady Music - for clarinet, cello and toy instruments

1971

Schott

24’

Commissioned by Montagnana Trio - First performed by the Montagnana Trio, Los Angeles, January 1972 

Commissioned by Montagnana Trio - First performed by the Montagnana Trio, Los Angeles, January 1972 

Quartet of Beasts - for 3 wind instruments and piano

1984

Schott
ED 12334

13’

Commissioned by Royal Northern College of Music for European tour - First performed by Maria Rayner, Robin Williams, Julie Price and Jeremy Fisher, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, U.K., 30th October 1984 

Commissioned by Royal Northern College of Music for European tour - First performed by Maria Rayner, Robin Williams, Julie Price and Jeremy Fisher, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, U.K., 30th October 1984 

Return of the St Louis - Trio for oboe, clarinet in A and bassoon - an elegy for the victims of the disastrous voyage to the U.S. and back with 937 German Jewish refugees in 1939

2017

self-published

9’

Written for the Trio Volant, who will give the first performance 

Written for the Trio Volant, who will give the first performance 

Serenade - for 6 instruments

1963

performing material with composer

16’

 

 

Sinfin 2 - for 4 vibraphones (arrangement of Sinfin)

2000

uymp
M 57020 139 6

8’

 

 

1972

Schott
ED 11249

17’-22’

Commissioned by Lancaster University - First performed by the Sartori String Quartet, Lancaster University, U.K., January 1972 

Commissioned by Lancaster University - First performed by the Sartori String Quartet, Lancaster University, U.K., January 1972 

String Quartet II - (revised 2003)

1987

Schott

19’

Commissioned by British Broadcasting Corporation for Lindsay S.Q. - First performed by the Lindsay String Quartet, Cheltenham Festival, U.K., 7th July 1987 

Commissioned by British Broadcasting Corporation for Lindsay S.Q. - First performed by the Lindsay String Quartet, Cheltenham Festival, U.K., 7th July 1987 

String Quartet III - super hoqueto ’David’

1987

Schott

7’

Commissioned by South Bank Summer Music for Arditti S.Q. - First performed by the Arditti String Quartet, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 25th August 1987 

Commissioned by South Bank Summer Music for Arditti S.Q. - First performed by the Arditti String Quartet, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 25th August 1987 

2002

uymp
M 57020 674 2

23’

First performed by the Tavec String Quartet, Bollington Arts Centre, Cheshire, U.K., 29th March 2003 

First performed by the Tavec String Quartet, Bollington Arts Centre, Cheshire, U.K., 29th March 2003 

2009

uymp
M 57036 110 6

20’

First performed by the Heath String Quartet, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, U.K., 7th January 2010 

First performed by the Heath String Quartet, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, U.K., 7th January 2010 

String Quartet with Piano Pieces - optional version of String Quartet I with added piano

1972

Schott
ED 11249

Commissioned by Lancaster University Granada Fellowship - First performed by Lancaster Ensemble, Lancaster University, U.K., November 1972 

Commissioned by Lancaster University Granada Fellowship - First performed by Lancaster Ensemble, Lancaster University, U.K., November 1972 

Triptych - Work for chamber orchestra

2014

University of York Music Press
ISMN 57036 524 1

13’

Macclesfield Heritage Centre, 7.30 pm, 6/12/2014, Northern Chamber Orchestra, dir. Nicholas Ward 

Macclesfield Heritage Centre, 7.30 pm, 6/12/2014, Northern Chamber Orchestra, dir. Nicholas Ward 

U-Go for Arirang - for variable instruments

2005

uymp
M 57020 908 8

4’

★  

★  

Vasanta with Dancing - for chamber ensemble (dancer optional)

1981

Schott

17’

Commissioned by Lontano - First performance by Lontano, dir. Odaline de la Martinez, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, U.K., 25th February 1981 

Commissioned by Lontano - First performance by Lontano, dir. Odaline de la Martinez, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, U.K., 25th February 1981 

▼ Chamber and string orchestra

▼ Chamber ensemble or chamber orchestra with instrumental soloist

▼ Chamber with voice(s)

▼ Dramatic

▼ Full orchestra

▼ Instrumental duos

▼ Large wind ensemble

▼ Larger wind ensemble

▼ Orchestra with instrumental or vocal soloist

▼ Solo instrumental

▼ Vocal ensemble, chorus

▼ Voice with one instrumentalist

▼ Wind ensemble (up to 10 players)

 ▼ The works below are suitable for amateur players and students