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The commentaries by Robin Holloway, linked from this page, are are undergoing continuous development to include facsimile images and audio recordings featuring Robin Holloway's voice and brief extracts from selected compositions. Most of the commentary pages are purely text-based at present. 

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This website feature a number of audio guides in which Robin Holloway introduces his works with the help of illustrations from recordings. 

  Juvenilia   Commentary by Robin Holloway  
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1962 Garden Music, op. 1 for 9 players Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1964 Concertino No 1, op. 2 for small orchestra   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1964-5 Three Poems of William Empson, op. 3 for mezzo-soprano and ensemble   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1965 Music for Eliot's `Sweeney Agonistes' for 5 players and speakers in the play (3 or 4)   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Missa Canonica, op. 4 (revised 2004) for SATB choir and organ

commercial recording availablerecording of Sanctus and Agnus Dei (Signum): Gonville and Caius College Choir Cambridge, Geoffrey Webber

Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1965-6 In Chymick Art, op. 5 cantata for soprano, baritone and 9 players (Edward Benlowes) Commentary by Robin Holloway  
  Concerto for organ and wind, op. 6   Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Four Housman Fragments, op. 7 for soprano and piano    
1966-9 First Concerto for Orchestra, op. 8   Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1967 Melodrama, op. 9 on three poems by Sylvia Plath, for speaker, small male chorus and ensemble Commentary by Robin Holloway  
  Concertino No 2, op. 10 for small orchestra   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1968 Divertimento No 1, op. 11 for amateur orchestra and piano   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1968-9 Tender Only to One, op. 12 four poems by Stevie Smith for unaccompanied soprano Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
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1970 Scenes from Schumann, op. 13 seven paraphrases for orchestra (revised 1986) Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  The Wind Shifts, op. 14 eight poems of Wallace Stevens for high voice and strings   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1971 Banal Sojourn, op. 15 seven poems of Wallace Stevens for high voice and piano   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Fantasy-Pieces on Schumann's Liederkreis, op. 16 for piano and 12 instruments (with tenor for the songs)

commercial recording availablerecording (Hyperion): Nash Ensemble, Martyn Brabbins (conductor) and Toby Spence (tenor)

Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1972 Evening with Angels, op. 17 for 16 players Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Divertimento No 2, op. 18 for wind nonet Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Georgian Songs, op. 19 a cycle of ten songs for baritone and piano Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1972-3 Cantata on the Death of God, op. 20 for soloists, speaker, SATB chorus, organ and orchestra Commentary by Robin Holloway  
  Five Little Songs about Death, op. 21 settings of Stevie Smith for unaccompanied mezzo-soprano or contralto solo Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1973 Five Madrigals, op. 22 for unaccompanied chorus Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1973-4 Domination of Black, op. 23 symphonic poem for large orchestra Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Diptych, op. 23a Summer Rain and Night Hunt from Domination of Black Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Summer Rain, op. 23b   Commentary by Robin Holloway  
  Night Hunt, op. 23c   Commentary by Robin Holloway  
1974 Lights Out, op. 24 four poems of Edward Thomas for baritone and piano Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  In the Thirtieth Year, op. 25 song cycle on poems by J V Cunningham for tenor and piano Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Author of Light, op. 26 four Jacobean songs for contralto and piano Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  The Leaves Cry, op. 27 cantata for soprano and piano on poems by Wallace Stevens and Christina Rossetti Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1974-5 Sea-Surface Full of Clouds, op. 28 cantata for soprano, contralto, counter-tenor, and tenor soloists, small chorus and chamber orchestra, on Wallace Stevens' poem

commercial recording availablerecording (Chandos): Penelope Walmsley-Clark (soprano), Margaret Cable (mezzo-soprano), Martyn Hill (tenor), Charles Brett (counter-tenor), Richard Hickox Singers, City of London Sinfonia, conducted by Richard Hickox

Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1975 Hommage to Weill: Concertino No 3, op. 29 for 11 players Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1976 Clarissa, op. 30 opera in two acts after Samuel Richardson's novel Commentary by Robin Holloway
Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Clarissa Symphony, op. 30a for soprano, tenor and orchestra    
  Clarissa Sequence, op. 30b for soprano and orchestra (1995)   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Romanza for violin and orchestra, op. 31 commercial recording availablerecording (Chandos): Erich Gruenberg (violin), City of London Sinfonia, conducted by Richard Hickox Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1977 This is Just to Say, op. 32 song-cycle on poems by William Carlos Williams for tenor and piano Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Nursery Rhymes, op. 33 for soprano and wind quintet Commentary by Robin Holloway  
  Nursery Rhymes: Divertimento No 3, op. 33a for soprano and wind quintet Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Conundrums: Divertimento No 4, op. 33b for soprano and wind quintet (1979) Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  A Medley of Nursery Rhymes and Conundrums, op. 33c rearrangement from op 33a and op 33b for mezzo-soprano and piano (1986)

commercial recording availablerecording (Delphian): Kate Symonds-Joy & Edward Rushton

Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  The Rivers of Hell, op. 34 concertante for 7 players Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  The Blue Doom of Summer, op. 35/1 for high voice and harp, text taken from The Flower beneath the Foot by Ronald Firbank Commentary by Robin Holloway  
  Willow Cycle, op. 35/2 for tenor and harp on traditional lyrics and Raleigh's ballad of "Walsingham" Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Hymn for Voices, op. 36 for unaccompanied SATB chorus Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  From High Windows, op. 37 song-cycle on poems by Philip Larkin for baritone and piano   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  The Consolation of Music, op. 38/1 setting poems by William Strode and Robert Herrick for unaccompanied SATB chorus Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1978 He-She-Together, op. 38/2 for unaccompanied chorus Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Killing Time three songs for unaccompanied soprano solo (Auden, Stevie Smith, Raleigh) Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1978-9 The Noon's Repose, op. 39 three songs for tenor and harp (Eliot, Stevens, Marvell) Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1978-9 Second Concerto for Orchestra, op. 40 commercial recording availablerecording (NMC):  BBC Symphony Orchestra, Oliver Knussen, Stefan Asbury Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Serenade in C, op. 41 for octet

commercial recording availablerecording (Hyperion): Nash Ensemble, Martyn Brabbins

Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1979-80 First Idyll, op. 42 for small orchestra Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Horn Concerto, op. 43 commercial recording availablerecording (NMC): Barry Tuckwell, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Mathias Bamert Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Sonata, op. 43a for horn and orchestra Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Adagio and Rondo, op. 43b for horn and orchestra (1979-80) Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Aria, op. 44 for chamber ensemble   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
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1980 Ode, op. 45 for four winds and strings Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1980-1 Wherever We May Be, op. 46 song-cycle on poems by Robert Graves for soprano and piano

commercial recording availablerecording (Metier): Alison Smart and Katherine Durran

  Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1981 Sonata for Violin solo, op. 47   Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Brand, op. 48 dramatic ballad after Ibsen for soloists, chorus, organ and orchestra Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  The Lovers' Well, op. 49 song-cycle on poems from The Pentecost Castle by Geoffrey Hill for bass-baritone and piano

commercial recording availablerecording (Delphian): Simon Wallfisch & Edward Rushton

Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1981-2 War Memorials, op. 50 for brass band

commercial recording availablerecording (NMC): Cory Band, Philip Harper

Commentary by Robin Holloway  
  Men Marching, op. 50/1 for brass band

commercial recording availablerecording (NMC):Cory Band, Philip Harper

Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  From Hills and Valleys, op. 50/2 for brass band

commercial recording availablerecording (NMC): Cory Band, Philip Harper

Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1981-94 Third Concerto for Orchestra, op. 80 commercial recording availablerecording (NMC):  London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1982 Women in War, op. 51 revue for 4 female soloists and piano Commentary by Robin Holloway  
  Suite for Saxophone commercial recording availablerecording (Da Vinci Classics) Valentina Renesto (saxophone) & Giuseppe Bruno (piano)   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Serenata Notturna, op. 52 for 4 horns and small orchestra   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Since I Believe anthem (words by Robert Bridges) for unaccompanied chorus

commercial recording availablerecording (Avie): New College Choir, Oxford, Edward Higginbottom

  Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1982-3 Showpiece: Concertino No 4, op. 53 for 14 players   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Second Idyll, op. 54 for small orchestra   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1983 Serenade in E Flat, op. 57 for wind quintet and string quintet   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1983-4 Seascape and Harvest, op. 55 two pictures for orchestra Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Viola Concerto, op. 56 for viola and small orchestra   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1984 Moments of Vision, op. 58 cycle for speaker and 4 players

commercial recording availablerecording (Sheva): Benjamin Harris (speaker), Rebecca Raimondi (violin), Urska Horvat (cello), Alessandro Viale (piano), Peter Britton (percussion)

Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Romanza for oboe and string orchestra, op. 59     Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  On Hope cantata on a poem by Crashaw for soprano and mezzo-soprano soloists and string quartet    
  Souvenirs de Monsalvat, op. 60a for piano: four hands

commercial recording availablerecording (Delphian): Edward Rushton & William Vann

Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Wagner Nights, op. 60b waltz-sequence on favourite motifs from Parsifal Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Since I Believe anthem for a cappella choir    
1984-5 Ballad, op. 61 for harp and small orchestra   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Bassoon Concerto, op. 63 for bassoon and small orchestra   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1985 First Partita, op. 62/1 for solo horn

commercial recording availablerecording (Sheva Contemporary): Ondřej Vrabec

  Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Second Partita, op. 62/2 for solo horn

commercial recording availablerecording (Sheva Contemporary): Ondřej Vrabec

  Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Concertino No 4-and-a-half signature tune for BBC Young Musician of the Year for ensemble    
1986 Serenade in G, op. 64 for string septet Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Serenade in G, op. 64a for string orchestra Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Serenade in G, op. 64b for string sextet Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Organ Fantasy, op. 65 commercial recording availablerecording (Dutton): David Goode Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Inquietus, op. 66 for small orchestra Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1987 Brass Quintet: Divertimento No 5, op. 67 for 2 trumpets, horn, trombone, and tuba

commercial recording availablerecording (Saydisc): Fine Arts Brass Ensemble

  Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1988 Double Concerto, op. 68 for clarinet, saxophone and two chamber orchestras Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
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1990 The Spacious Firmament, op. 69 for chorus and orchestra Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Violin Concerto, op. 70 commercial recording availablerecording (NMC): Ernst Kovacic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Mathias Bamert Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Entrance: Carousing: Embarkation, op. 71 for symphonic band Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Hymn to the Senses, op. 72 for large chorus, on poems by John Fuller   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Serenade for Strings in E, op. 73     Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1991 Summer Music: Concertino No 5, op. 74 for oboe, clarinet and string quartet   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Lord, what is man?, op. 77 motet for SATB chorus

commercial recording availablerecording (Hyperion): St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Andrew Lucas (organ)

  Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1991-5 Boys and Girls Come Out to Play, op. 75 opera buffa in two acts Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Overture on a Nursery Rhyme, op. 75a for chamber orchestra   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1992 Love will find out the way for soprano and chamber ensemble   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1992-7 Gilded Goldbergs, op. 86 freely re-composed after J.S.Bach for two pianos

commercial recording availablerecording (Hyperion): The Micallef-Inanga Piano Duo

Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1993 Winter Music: Concertino No 6, op. 76 for oboe, clarinet, trumpet, piano, violin and cello   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Third Idyll: Frost at Midnight, op. 78 for chamber orchestra   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  A Singing Telegram for Amelia Freedman for string sextet with optional double bass   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Berceuse with Burlesque piano quartet: for the 50th birthday of David Matthews    
  Bourée Fantasque orchestration of Chabrier's piano original   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  The Wayside Daisy Recital Pieces Vol. 1: Treble Recorder, publ. Forsyth 1993 (ISMN 9790570503261)

commercial recording availablerecording (Heritage 2016) John Turner (recorder), Peter Lawson (piano)

   
1993-2001 Missa Caiensis, op. 93 for SATB chorus and organ

commercial recording availablerecording (Dutton): Caius and Clare College Choirs, Cambridge, Geoffrey Webber (conductor), Timothy Kennedy (organ)

Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1994 Trio for clarinet, viola and piano, op. 79 commercial recording availablerecording (Sheva Contemporary): Rest Ensemble Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  The Blackbird and the Snail, op. 81 a character-study for speaker and piano after a story by Walter de la Mare   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1996 Clarinet Concerto, op. 82 the Canterbury Concerto for clarinet and orchestra   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Double Bass Concerto, op. 83 for double bass and small orchestra   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Sonata for Solo Double Bass, op. 83a built on materials from the concerto in 1999    
  Song of Defiance for soprano, piano and string quartet on a poem by Housman   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1984-97 Peer Gynt, op. 84 multi-media (soloists, chorus, orchestra, actors, mimes, dance, film) World-Theatre on Ibsen's drama Commentary by Robin Holloway  
  Panorama, op. 84a   Commentary by Robin Holloway  
  Ocean Voyage, op. 84b   Commentary by Robin Holloway  
1997 Scenes from Antwerp, op. 85 for orchestra Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Thema in A-flat by Richard Wagner, extended and cadenced by Robin Holloway   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Grand Heroical March six hands at three pianos, in memory of Malcolm Smith

commercial recording availablerecording (Naxos): John Lill (piano), Leslie Howard (piano), Mark Bebbington (piano)

   
1998 Cortège Burlesque orchestration of Chabrier's piano-duet original   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1998-9 Symphony, op. 88 for orchestra Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
1999 Sonata for Solo Double Bass, op. 83a     Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Sonata for Viola Solo, op. 87 commercial recording availablerecording (Sheva Contemporary): Henrietta Hill Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Sonata for two trumpets - Melody with Echo for two trumpets   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Woefully Arrayed, op. 89a motet for chorus and organ

commercial recording availablerecording (Dutton): Caius and Clare College Choirs, Cambridge, Tim Brown (conductor), Nicholas Rimmer (organ)

Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Felicity, op. 89b motet for chorus and organ on poems by Thomas Traherne Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  The Food of Love part song for SATB (a cappella) enclosing a song for tenor solo, on words by Shelley

commercial recording availablerecording (Delphian): Clare Lloyd-Griffiths, Kate Symonds-Joy, James Robinson, Simon Wallfisch & William Vann

  Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Five Haydn Miniatures based on on flute-clock originals for small ensemble   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
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2000 Ballade, op. 90 i
Nocturne, op. 90 ii
for solo piano

commercial recording availablerecording (Uhr): Richard Uttley

see also 2012: Scherzo alla ciaconna, op 90 iii

  Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
2001 Sonata for Solo Cello, op. 91     Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Serenade in B Flat, op. 92 for wind octet    
  Sonata for Solo Trumpet, op. 94a commercial recording availablerecording (BIS): Hakan Hardenberger Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  op. 94b arrangement of op 94a for two trumpets Commentary by Robin Holloway  
  Sumer Is Icumen In variations, co-written with Oliver Knussen & Robert Saxton

commercial recording availablerecording (NMC) BBC SO, Jac Van Steen

   
2002 Canzona and Toccata, op. 94c for trumpet and organ Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Christmas Sequence, op. 95 for chorus and organ

commercial recording availablerecording (EMI): (of extracted separate carol) King's College Choir, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury (conductor) Ashley Grote (organ)

  Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  En Blanc et Noir orchestration of Debussy's 2-piano original

commercial recording availablerecording (Naxos): Orchestre National de Lyon conducted by Jun Märkl

Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Praeludium for orchestra   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
2003 Spring Music, op. 96 for six players Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  String Quartet No 1, op. 97   Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn instrumentation plus doubles on Ravel's original piano piece   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Music for Racine's Phèdre oboe / cor anglais    
1999-2004 Wedding Suite, op. 98
1: March (1999)
2: Offertorium (2003)
3: Minuet and Trio (2004)
4: Sortie (2004)
for organ

commercial recording availablerecording of Wedding March (Dutton): David Goode

Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
2004 Serenade in D Flat, op. 99 for oboe, clarinet, viola and harp Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  String Quartet No. 2, op. 100   Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
2004-5 Fourth Concerto for Orchestra, op. 101   Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
2004-6 Unfinished Finished completion of the scherzo begun by Schubert for his B minor symphony (the Unfinished)

and a completely new finale (where there's no indication of what Schubert might have intended): composed 2004-5 in provizional version for two pianos: orchestration completed 2006

   
2005 Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (The Winchester Service) SATB and organ   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Fourth Idyll, op. 102 for small orchestra   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
2006 A Page from a Humument for soprano and ensemble   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
2006-7 Six Quartettini, op. 103 i-vi for string quartet Commentary by Robin Holloway  
    op. 103 i   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
    op. 103 ii   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
    op. 103 iii   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
    op. 103 iv   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
    op. 103 v   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
    op. 103 vi   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Sonatina for Solo Violin, op. 103 vii   Commentary by Robin Holloway  
  String Quartet No. 3, op. 104      
  Five Temperaments, op. 105 for wind quintet Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  What Can It Be?, op. 106 a round of of riddles for 6-part vocal consort Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Suite for harp, op. 107      
2007-8 Three Songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano to poems by Edmund Waller

commercial recording availablerecording (Delphian): Kate Symonds-Joy & Edward Rushton

Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
2008 Three Psalms, op. 108 Psalm 39, Psalm 121 & Psalm 113 for choir SATB and organ Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Suite en Saga for solo violin    
  Brahms Orchestration orchestration of Brahms' Piano Quintet, op. 34 & Sonata for Two Pianos, op. 34b (in effect, Symphony in F minor) Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
2009 Fifth Concerto for Orchestra, op. 109   Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Hommage to Haydn a framing hommage for Haydn's last, unfinished String Quartet op. 103, marking the conclusion of the Haydn Quartet project, for the centenary of his birth. Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
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2009-10 Partita, op 110a for piano solo, on the additional canons by J S Bach using the opening notes of his Goldberg Variations, BWV 1087 Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Partitina, op. 110b for piano solo - a shortened version of the Partita, omitting the canons and adding new material in their place   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
2010 Reliquary, op 111 Scenes from the life of Mary Queen of Scots, enclosing an instrumentation of Robert Schumann's Gedichte der Königen Maria Stuart (1852); for mezzo-soprano and small orchestra, op. 111 Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Portae Eternales - Eternal Gates motet to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the birth of John Caius, for choir and organ    
  Gold on Bronze, op. 112 fantazia upon the ancient melody St Patrick's Breastplate for school or amateur orchestra   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Andante and Variations Schumann's Andante and Variations, op.46, transcribed and amplified from the original for 2 pianos, 2 celli and horn, in hommage to the bicentenary of his birth Commentary by Robin Holloway  
2010-11 Trio, op. 113 for horn, cello and piano

commercial recording availablerecording (NMC): Richard Watkins, Paul Watkins & Huw Watkins

   
  Blooms of Passion, op, 114 version for string orchestra of Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder, with new prologue, epilogue and interludes    
2011 6 Canons for Pedal-Piano Schumann's 6 Canons for Pedal Piano (op. 56) as arranged for two pianos by Debussy, scored for small orchestra    
  Trio, op. 115 for oboe, violin and piano

commercial recording availablerecording (Sheva Contemporary): Rest Ensemble

Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  String Quartet no. 4, op. 116      
  Lebensstürme orchestration of Schubert's piano duet Lebensstürme    
  Responses for Evensong unaccompanied choir    
  Voluntary for organ solo   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
2012 In China, op 117 for orchestra Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Scherzino for organ: fifth in a series of dedicated voluntaries for friends' weddings (for others, see Wedding Suite, op.98)   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Scherzo alla ciaconna, op 90 iii for piano: third in an ongoing series of extended piano pieces beginning with the Ballade (2000) and Nocturne (2001)    
  Birthday Tributes 80 Notes for Hugh Wood's 80th (2012)

80 Bars for Sandy Goehr's 80th (2012)

60 phrases for Olly Knussen's 60th (2012)

70-note Melody for David Matthews' 70th (2013)

Commentary by Robin Holloway  
  Suite in Baroque Style for piano: completion of an unfinished project by Mozart, incorporating also several other of his isolated keyboard movements Commentary by Robin Holloway  
  C'est l'extase, op. 118 for soprano and orchestra: ten settings of Verlaine by Debussy, newly grouped, linked, scored, with a newly composed Epilogue - Envoi / Envol - for orchestra alone, to conclude Commentary by Robin Holloway Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  How Long, O Lord? anthem: a setting of Jeremy Taylor for choir and organ, written in celebration of the 400th anniversary of his birth (2013) Commentary by Robin Holloway  
2013 Wedding Pieces Two Rivers Meet (organ) for the wedding of Will Gormley & Rosie Francis

Acrostic-Cipher Piece (piano)

Sarabande-Scherzo-Song for Henry Parkes

  Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Lament for four horns

commercial recording availablerecording (Sheva Contemporary): Ondřej Vrabec, Hana Sapáková, Michaela Vincencová & Daniela Roubíčková

   
  Acrostic-Cipher Piece (piano) for Cheryl Frances-Hoad    
  Sarabande-Scherzo-Song (piano) for Henry Parkes   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  On a Drop of Dew, op. 119 anthem for St Cecilia's Day and the Britten Centenary - choir & organ    
  Silvered Schubert, op. 120 elaboration of Schubert's Fantasie in C (violin & piano) for two pianos Commentary by Robin Holloway  
  Europa & the Bull,
op. 121a
scena / concertante for tuba & orchestra    
  Europa-Sequence, op.121b for solo tuba    
  Precious Stones, op. 122 5 miniature partsongs to poems of Walter de la Mare    
2014 Autumn Music, op. 123 completing set of 4 Seasons -- each a concertante-piece for 6 players, different in each case, all dedicated to fellow-composers "pictured within"- this one is Ryan Wigglesworth (see also opp. 74, 76 & 96   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  The Day's Deep Midnight, op. 124a partita for guitar    
  The Day's Deep Midnight, op. 124b piano version (different enough to stand in its own right)   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  String Quartet No. 5, op. 125 written for the 70th birthday of Amira Goehr; at its heart, another portrait-piece, evoking a dear friend in all her complex & contradictory variety of moods; in a wider context of the classical 4-movement string quartet    
  Splendour of the Father's Glory introit for the Feast of the Transfiguration; choir and organ; text by St Augustine & St Bernard of Clarivaux

commercial recording availablerecording (Rubicon 2017) Exon Singers, Jonathan Vaughn & Richard Wilberforce

   
  Sine Nomine for piano solo, for the 70th birthday of Graeme Mitchison   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  32 bars of Tango for piano solo, for the 70th birthday of Michael Tilson Thomas   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
2015 Thou Art There anthem on verses from Psalms 8, 103 & 109    
  For Ever Singing As They Shine, op.126 concertante for organ & orchestra. Commentary by Robin Holloway  
  String trio     Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Champagn'd Chabrier valse-sequence for two pianos    
  Intermezzo/Capriccio for solo piano, for Caroline Elam's 70th Birthday   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
2016 Serenade in A, for piano, op. 127 a wedding gift for friends on the occasion of their marriage: a double-portrait of James & Kitty Fox   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Smaller piano pieces ... In the same spirit, several other smaller piano pieces from these years--- birthday & wedding presents/portrayals for/of friends: Sebastian Wybrew; Silvina Milstein; Laura Keynes; Judith Weir; Anne Keynes.  

Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website

Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website

  Retreats & Advances song cycle on poems by John Tessimond for baritone & piano    
  Corale-prelude on 'Alle Menschen müssen sterben' for organ   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Epithalamion for piano solo   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Epithalamium for Seb for piano solo   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Music for Yodit for string orchestra

commercial recording available

recording (Toccata Classics) Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Mann

   
2017 ..in the dusky valley of man... cycle for declamation for bass voice on texts from Paul Klee's notebooks    
  Grande Marche Hungroise for piano-duet    
  Zodiac-Song for soprano, contralto, tenor, baritone & piano, on a text by John Ruskin

commercial recording availablerecording (Delphian): Clare Lloyd-Griffiths, Kate Symonds-Joy, James Robinson, Simon Wallfisch & William Vann

   
  esquisse ornée for piano---hommage, on motifs from his d'un cahier d'esquisses, to Debussy for the centenary of his death in 2018   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Transcriptions of chorale-preludes from Bach's Orgelbüchlein for two pianos    
2017-20 6 Terzettini for string trio, op 128 also portrait/tributes: including Sandy Goehr, Hugh Wood,Gordon Crosse @ 80, & Colin Matthews @ 70.    
2017-8 Piano trio, op. 129 Recording soon on the Shiva label    
  ...full of new wine... (Acts 2:13) Whitsunday toccata for organ   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
2018 A Musical Offering, op.130 fantasy-hommage on JSB for GM: two pianos.    
  Sine nomine study on two interlinked Schumann songs in memory of Graeme Mitchison: piano duet    
  Quick March for a wedding: organ    
  Phaeton’s Journey: Son of the Sun, op. 131 concertante for trumpet & orchestra   Listing in Boosey & Hawkes website
  Serenade in F-sharp op. 132 for 12 instruments (begun 2016; completed August 2018)    
2019 Cello Concerto, op. 133      
  Un grand sommeil noir three early Ravel songs with new links (prologue-interlude-epilogue) & scored for chamber ensemble    
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2020 Anthem Contra Coronus for chorus SATB; words by Helen Waddell    
  Six Chansonettes, op.134 for girls' voices; texts by Charles d'Orlean & Christine de Pisan.    
  Miniatures many miniatures for piano for friends' weddings, birthdays, or simply tributes based upon the musical letters of their names, including Edward Rushton, Peter Seabourne, Misha Mullov-Abbado, Geoffrey Howard & Harrison Birtwistle    
  Quintet for horn & string quartet, op. 135      
  Quintet for clarinet and strings, op. 136      
  Quintet for oboe and strings, op. 137      
  Orchestration of Britten's Winter Words      
  Orchestration of The Lovers' Well (see 1981)    
2021 Four Verlaine settings for Mary Bevan    
  Magelone a fanciful expansion of Brahms' Die schöne Magelone song-cycle to link the songs and provide the narrative framework which they lack

now for four singers & piano (not just Brahms' solo tenor

   
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