Music

Chamber Works:

Two Baptisms in Solway Firth’ (2017) premiered by The Assembly Project at the St. Magnus Composer’s Festival, Orkney, Scotland 21st June 2017.

‘Maeshowe Scrawls’ (2017) work-shopped at the St. Magnus Composer’s Festival, Orkney, Scotland June 2017.

‘Morgan’s Waltz’ (2017) work-shopped with The Assembly Project the St. Magnus Composer’s Festival, Orkney, Scotland June 2017.

Sir, we wish to see Jesus‘ (2017) for flute, cello and piano. Premiered by the Marsyas Trio May 2017. (This piece was written for the Peter Reynolds Composers’ Scheme as part of the Vale of Glamorgan Festival under supervision of Huw Watkins, John Metcalf and Robert Fokkens)

The Pearl Mvt I-II‘ (2016) for string quartet. Performed 2016 and conducted by the composer.

The Pearl Mvt I-III‘ (2016) for flute, clarinet and piano. Performed by Contemporary Voices 2016.

The Bennu Bird‘ (2016) for flute, tenor sax, violin and cello. (Unperformed).

The Great White Throne‘ (2015) for pierrot ensemble. Performed by Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble 2016. (This piece was written for the Peter Rosser Composition Competition, where it was awarded 3rd place).
Performed by Hard Rain, Ulster Museum, Feb. 2017.
https://soundcloud.com/anselm-mcdonnell/the-great-white-throne-ulster-museum

Ripples on a Sea of Glass‘ (2015) for pierrot ensemble. Performed by Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble 2015.

Impasto‘ (2014) chamber work for eight players. Performed by QUB students 2014.

Miniature for String Quartet‘ (2014) Performed by the Polish Royal String Quartet 2014.

Vocal:

Psalm 16‘ (2017) for soprano, alto and baritone. To be performed at a wedding in Wicklow, June 2017.

Hinneni‘ (2016) for SSAATTBB choir. Performed by St. Salvatore’s Chapel Choir 2017. (This piece was written in collaboration with St. Andrews theologian Margaret McKerron as part of the Theoartistry composers’ scheme, under supervision of Sir James MacMillan. The piece will be recorded for commercial release on a CD this summer)

Nacht‘ (2016) for solo soprano, three unspecified singers and chamber ensemble. Performed by students from Cardiff University 2016.

Demeter‘ (2016) for soprano and lute. (Unperformed).

The Trial‘ (2015) for SSAATTBB choir. Performed by Cardiff CMG choir 2016.

The Visitant‘ (2015) for countertenor and guitar. (Unperformed).

The Shy Man‘ (2015) for countertenor and piano. (Unperformed).

Lighthouse‘ (2015) for soprano and piano. Performed by Grainne Morgan 2015.

Oh That I had Wings‘ (2014) for SATB choir. Performed by Cardiff University Chamber Choir 2016.

Beatus Vir‘ (2013) for SATB choir. (Unperformed.)

Guitar:

Eyewitnesses of His Majesty‘ (2017) Suite of 7 guitar pieces. Three performed by the composer at The Harty Room, Queen’s University, Belfast, 2017.

https://soundcloud.com/anselm-mcdonnell/eyewitnesses-of-his-majesty-i-bartholomew-the-scholar

https://soundcloud.com/anselm-mcdonnell/eyewitnesses-of-his-majesty-iii-james-son-of-thunder

Eyewitnesses of his majesty: iv Peter

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Buzzards‘ (2015) for guitar duet. (Unperformed)

Piano:

Kibroth Hattavaah‘ (2015) for solo piano. (Unperformed)

Orchestra:

The Pearl Mvt I-IV‘ (2016) Mvt IV (Funeral March) performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales as a winner of their composition scheme 2017.
https://soundcloud.com/anselm-mcdonnell/the-pearl-mvt-iv-bbc-now-3317

The Tum-tum Tree‘ (2015) (Unperformed)

Opera:
The Faith of Kings‘ Chamber Opera in three scenes for four singers and chamber orchestra. (Unperformed).

Other:
Psalm 23‘ (2014) soundscape work.
https://soundcloud.com/anselm-mcdonnell/psalm-23