Solo

The Testimony of John Paton for Solo Viola June 2018. Premiere and recording to take place in Queen’s University Belfast, 05/11/18, by Laura Sinnerton from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. This piece is also available in a version for Solo Cello, workshopped by Lucy Railton.

On a Stone Pillow, Jacob Dreamt of Salvation for Solo Piano May 2018. Premiere to take place in Dublin, October 2018, by Isabelle O’Connell.

Testimony for Solo Horn October 2017. Written as part of the Psappha Composing For Horn Scheme, working with Horn player Andrew Budden.


June 2018 Manchester. Andrew Budden, PsapphaEnsemble – French Horn. (‘Testimony’ is the first in a series of solo works exploring the structure of mobile form and the way in which material can be re-contextualised depending on a performer’s decisions, or to study a certain musical element from a different angle. Testimony takes its title from the testimony of the four gospel writers who give accounts of Jesus Christ, each focusing on particular aspects of his work, character and message. For example, John focuses a lot on Christ’s identity as God made flesh, whereas Luke emphasises Jesus’ interaction with the outcasts and needy in society. Together, the four accounts give a fully orbed picture.)

Eyewitnesses of His Majesty for Solo Guitar April 2017. Suite of 7 pieces. Three premiered by the composer at The Harty Room, Queen’s University, Belfast, 2017. Two premiered by guitarist Mitsuo Nagata in Kyoto, Japan as part of the Rosetta Contemporary Music Ensemble concert, Crossing Voices.

Eyewitnesses of His Majesty I: Bartholomew The Scholar

Eyewitnesses of His Majesty III: James, Son Of Thunder

Eyewitnesses of His Majesty IV: Peter

Buzzards for Guitar Duet December 2015. (Unperformed)

Kibroth Hattavaah for Solo Piano September 2015. (Unperformed)