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)

▼ Chamber and string orchestra

▼ Chamber ensemble or chamber orchestra with instrumental soloist

▼ Chamber with voice(s)

Assonants 1 - for SATB soli + clarinet and horn

1965

MS

3’

 

 

Beastly Jingles - for soprano and instrumental ensemble

1984

Schott

11’

Commissioned by Jane Manning - First performance by Jane Manning, soprano and Niew Ensemble, Utrecht, Netherlands, 13th January 1981 

Commissioned by Jane Manning - First performance by Jane Manning, soprano and Niew Ensemble, Utrecht, Netherlands, 13th January 1981 

Chant of Cockeye Bob - for children’s voices and available instruments

1981


14’

★ Commissioned by Dawn Colbourne - First performance, dir. Antony Gilbert, at Bendigo Primary Schools Music Camp,Lake Eppalock, Australia, 16th June 1981; British première students of Sandbach School, dir. Chris Thompson, 19th July 1986 

★ Commissioned by Dawn Colbourne - First performance, dir. Antony Gilbert, at Bendigo Primary Schools Music Camp,Lake Eppalock, Australia, 16th June 1981; British première students of Sandbach School, dir. Chris Thompson, 19th July 1986 

En Bateau, d’après Watteau - (Baudelaire and Proust) for soprano + recorder, oboe, violin and cello

2007

uymp
M 57036 008 6

9’

80th-birthday tribute to Sir John Manduell, CBE - First performed by Lesley-Jane Rogers, soprano and Manchester Chamber Players, St. Martin’s Church, Bowness-on-Windermere, U.K., 13th August 2008 

80th-birthday tribute to Sir John Manduell, CBE - First performed by Lesley-Jane Rogers, soprano and Manchester Chamber Players, St. Martin’s Church, Bowness-on-Windermere, U.K., 13th August 2008 

Encantos - (Mismareza) for soprano or mezzo-soprano and small ensemble

2004

uymp
M 57020 789 3

14’30”

 

 

Encantos 2010 - (Mismareza) for soprano or mezzo-soprano + ensemble of 8 instruments (alternative re-scoring of Encantos of 2004)

2010

uymp
M 57036 178 6

14’30”

First performed by Marie Vassiliou, soprano and Ensemble 10/10 dir. Clark Rundell, Cornerstone, Liverpool, 16th March 2011  

First performed by Marie Vassiliou, soprano and Ensemble 10/10 dir. Clark Rundell, Cornerstone, Liverpool, 16th March 2011  

Inscapes - (Gerard Manley Hopkins) for soprano, speaking voice and small ensemble

1975

Schott
ED 11417

30’

Commissioned by Ceolfrith Arts - First performance by Jane Manning, Soprano, Alix MacSweeney,narrator and Matrix ensemble, Ceolfrith Arts Centre, Sunderland, U.K., 9th June 1975 

Commissioned by Ceolfrith Arts - First performance by Jane Manning, Soprano, Alix MacSweeney,narrator and Matrix ensemble, Ceolfrith Arts Centre, Sunderland, U.K., 9th June 1975 

Little Cycle for Elizabeth Yeoman - (text by A. Gilbert) for soprano, cello and piano

1992

MS

7’

First performance by Akanthos, dir. Michael Graubart, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, U.K., 21st January 1993 

First performance by Akanthos, dir. Michael Graubart, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, U.K., 21st January 1993 

Long White Moonlight - (translations of oriental poetry) for soprano and electric double bass

1980

Schott

18’

Commissioned by Jane Manning - First performance by Jane Manning, soprano and Barry Guy, double bass, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, U.K., 25th October 1980 

Commissioned by Jane Manning - First performance by Jane Manning, soprano and Barry Guy, double bass, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, U.K., 25th October 1980 

Love Poems - (Horovitz, Li Shang-Yin, Barron) for soprano and instrumental ensemble (2 versions)

1970

Schott

10’

First performance, version 1: Jane Manning + instrumental ensemble, BBC recording, July 1970; Version 2, same performers, London, January 1971 

First performance, version 1: Jane Manning + instrumental ensemble, BBC recording, July 1970; Version 2, same performers, London, January 1971 

Ondine - (version 2, extended) soprano + recorder, cello, hpschd.

2003

uymp
M 57020 711 4

11’

Firt performance: Lesley-Jane Rogers, soprano, John Turner, recorders and Janet Simpson, piano, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, U.K., 16th October 2004 

Firt performance: Lesley-Jane Rogers, soprano, John Turner, recorders and Janet Simpson, piano, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, U.K., 16th October 2004 

Those Fenny Bells - (John Clare) for Treble, counter-tenor & vibraphone

2008

uymp
M 57036 030 7

3’

Commissioned by NMC Recordings Ltd. for NMC Songbook - First performed by Loré Lixenberg, mezzo-soprano, Michael Chance, counter-tenor and Andrew Ball, percussion, Kings Place, London, 3rd April 2009 

Commissioned by NMC Recordings Ltd. for NMC Songbook - First performed by Loré Lixenberg, mezzo-soprano, Michael Chance, counter-tenor and Andrew Ball, percussion, Kings Place, London, 3rd April 2009 

Tinos - (Magdalena Mismareza) for soprano, clarinet and vibraphone

2004

uymp
M 57020 753 4

3’

First performed by Marie Vassiliou, soprano and members of Endymion, Purcell Room, South Bank, London, 12th July 2004 

First performed by Marie Vassiliou, soprano and members of Endymion, Purcell Room, South Bank, London, 12th July 2004 

Upstream River Rewa - for storyteller and Indo-European ensemble

1991

Schott

29’

Commissioned by Shiva Nova - First performed by Shiva Nova with Vayu Naidu, storyteller, Purcell Room, London, 12th February 1991 

Commissioned by Shiva Nova - First performed by Shiva Nova with Vayu Naidu, storyteller, Purcell Room, London, 12th February 1991 

Vers de Lune - (Aloysius Bertrand) soprano plus flute, cello, percussion (incorporates a version of Ondine - chant au clair de lune)

1998

uymp
M 57020 128 0

17’

Commissioned by Psappha - First performance by Alison Wells and Psappha, Liverpool Hope University, U.K., 15th March 2000 

Commissioned by Psappha - First performance by Alison Wells and Psappha, Liverpool Hope University, U.K., 15th March 2000 

Ygg-drasill - (Lytton) for soprano or mezzo + recorder, ob., cl., bsn, trp., 3 vlns, vc. (Cincuentas 3)

2006

uymp
M 57020 952 1

9’

Written as 50th-birthday tribute to Alison Cox - First performance by Daisy Chute, singer and Impulse, dir. Edward Longstaff, Binham Priory, Norfolk, U.K., 14th July 2007 

Written as 50th-birthday tribute to Alison Cox - First performance by Daisy Chute, singer and Impulse, dir. Edward Longstaff, Binham Priory, Norfolk, U.K., 14th July 2007 

▼ 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