Alun Hoddinott

Alun Hoddinott

Alun Hoddinott CBE
Order of the British Empire
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 (11 August 1929 – 12 March 2008), was a Welsh
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A composer is a person who creates music, either by musical notation or oral tradition, for interpretation and performance, or through direct manipulation of sonic material through electronic media...

 of classical music
Classical music
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, one of the first to receive international recognition.

Life and works

Hoddinott was born in Bargoed
Bargoed is a town in the Rhymney Valley, Wales, one of the South Wales Valleys. It lies on the Rhymney River in the county borough of Caerphilly and straddles ancient boundary of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire. 'Greater Bargoed', as defined by the local authority Caerphilly County Borough Council,...

, Glamorganshire
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, Wales
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. He was educated at Gowerton Grammar school before matriculating to University College, Cardiff
Cardiff University
Cardiff University is a leading research university located in the Cathays Park area of Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. It received its Royal charter in 1883 and is a member of the Russell Group of Universities. The university is consistently recognised as providing high quality research-based...

, and later studied privately with Arthur Benjamin
Arthur Benjamin
Arthur Leslie Benjamin was an Australian composer, pianist, conductor and teacher. He is best known as the composer of Jamaican Rhumba, composed in 1938.-Biography:...

. His first major composition, the Clarinet Concerto, was performed at the Cheltenham Festival
Cheltenham Festival
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 of 1954 by Gervase de Peyer
Gervase de Peyer
Gervase Alan de Peyer is an English clarinetist and conductor.-Professional career:Gervase de Peyer was born in London and attended Bedales School. He was awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Music where he studied clarinet with Frederick Thurston and piano with Arthur Alexander...

 with the Hallé Orchestra
The Hallé
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 and Sir John Barbirolli
John Barbirolli
Sir John Barbirolli, CH was an English conductor and cellist. Born in London, of Italian and French parentage, he grew up in a family of professional musicians. His father and grandfather were violinists...


This brought Hoddinott a national profile, which was followed by a string of commissions by leading orchestras and soloists. These commissions continued up to his death, and he was championed by some of the most distinguished singers and instrumentalists of the 20th century. These include singers including Dame Margaret Price
Margaret Price
Dame Margaret Berenice Price, DBE was a Welsh soprano.-Early years:Price was born in Blackwood, Wales. Born with deformed legs, she was operated on at age four and suffered pain in her legs the rest of her life. She often looked after her younger brother John who was born with a mental handicap...

, Dame Gwyneth Jones, Sir Thomas Allen, Jill Gomez
Jill Gomez
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, Sir Geraint Evans
Geraint Evans
Sir Geraint Llewellyn Evans was a Welsh baritone or bass-baritone noted for operatic roles including Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, and the title roles in Falstaff and Wozzeck...

 and more recently Claire Booth, Helen Field, Gail Pearson and Jeremy Huw Williams
Jeremy Huw Williams
Jeremy Huw Williams is a Welsh baritone opera singer who studied at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf, St John's College, Cambridge, at the National Opera Studio, and with April Cantelo....

. Instrumentalists have included Ruggiero Ricci
Ruggiero Ricci
Ruggiero Ricci is an Italian-American violinist known for performances and recordings of the works of Paganini. He was born in San Bruno, California. Ricci's brother was cellist and his sister Emma played violin with the New York Metropolitan Opera.He is the son of Italian immigrants. His...

, Mstislav Rostropovich
Mstislav Rostropovich
Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich, KBE , known to close friends as Slava, was a Soviet and Russian cellist and conductor. He was married to the soprano Galina Vishnevskaya. He is widely considered to have been the greatest cellist of the second half of the 20th century, and one of the greatest of...

, Dennis Brain
Dennis Brain
Dennis Brain was a British virtuoso horn player and was largely credited for popularizing the horn as a solo classical instrument with the post-war British public...

, Osian Ellis
Osian Ellis
Osian Gwynn Ellis CBE is a Welsh harpist and composer.-Career:Osian Ellis was born in Ffynnongroyw, Flintshire in 1928. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Gwendolen Mason, whom he later succeeded as Professor of Harp from 1959 to 1989. He joined the London Symphony Orchestra in 1961...

, Cecil Aronowitz
Cecil Aronowitz
Cecil Aronowitz was a British viola player, a founding member of the Melos Ensemble, a leading chamber musician and an influential teacher at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music.-Biography:...

, Nia Harries, John Ogdon
John Ogdon
John Andrew Howard Ogdon was an English pianist and composer.-Biography:Ogdon was born in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, and attended Manchester Grammar School, before studying at the Royal Northern College of Music between 1953 and 1957, where his fellow students under Richard Hall...

 to name a few, and more recently euphonium
The euphonium is a conical-bore, tenor-voiced brass instrument. It derives its name from the Greek word euphonos, meaning "well-sounding" or "sweet-voiced"...

 player David Childs
David Childs
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, cellist Kathryn Price, trombonist Mark Eager
Mark Eager
Mark Eager is an English-born conductor and former BBC National Orchestra of Wales Principal Trombone. He lives in Salisbury, United Kingdom.-Biography:...

 and song pianist Andrew Matthews-Owen
Andrew Matthews-Owen
Andrew Matthews-Owen is a Welsh pianist and accompanist. He was born at Neath, Wales and now lives in LondonMatthews-Owen studied at the University of Wales, Cardiff and the Royal Academy of Music supported by scholarships from the Rayne Foundation and Sir Edward Heath...


Hoddinott was prolific, writing symphonies
A symphony is an extended musical composition in Western classical music, scored almost always for orchestra. A symphony usually contains at least one movement or episode composed according to the sonata principle...

, sonata
Sonata , in music, literally means a piece played as opposed to a cantata , a piece sung. The term, being vague, naturally evolved through the history of music, designating a variety of forms prior to the Classical era...

s, and concerto
A concerto is a musical work usually composed in three parts or movements, in which one solo instrument is accompanied by an orchestra.The etymology is uncertain, but the word seems to have originated from the conjunction of the two Latin words...

s: his style evolved over a long and distinguished career, from the neo-classicism of the Clarinet Concerto to a brand of serialism
In music, serialism is a method or technique of composition that uses a series of values to manipulate different musical elements. Serialism began primarily with Arnold Schoenberg's twelve-tone technique, though his contemporaries were also working to establish serialism as one example of...

 which allowed a tonal framework to the structure, combining a penchant for dark textures and brooding harmonies similar to that of another British composer, Alan Rawsthorne
Alan Rawsthorne
Alan Rawsthorne was a British composer. He was born in Haslingden, Lancashire, and is buried in Thaxted churchyard in Essex.-Career:...

, with Bartok
Béla Bartók
Béla Viktor János Bartók was a Hungarian composer and pianist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century and is regarded, along with Liszt, as Hungary's greatest composer...

ian arch-forms and palindrome
A palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of units that can be read the same way in either direction, with general allowances for adjustments to punctuation and word dividers....

s. However, his move into opera
Opera is an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work combining text and musical score, usually in a theatrical setting. Opera incorporates many of the elements of spoken theatre, such as acting, scenery, and costumes and sometimes includes dance...

 from 1970 helped to broaden his stylistic range and lighten his palette. His music often displays a brooding, darkly lyrical intensity, manifested in his nocturnal slow movements. One of the best examples is his rhapsodic Poem for violin and orchestra, inspired by a line from James Joyce
James Joyce
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century...

, The Heaventree of Stars. Combining tough, disciplined writing with a sense of the mysterious and unknown, his musical style has been described as "modernist romantic".

Alun Hoddinott was also a gifted teacher and, as Professor of Music at University College, Cardiff, was responsible for the expansion of the Department of Music (with a purpose-built building) which became the largest in Europe in the 1980s. Hoddinott taught a number of talented composers during his time at Cardiff, including the Irish composer John Buckley and Welsh composers Karl Jenkins
Karl Jenkins
-Other works:*Adiemus: Live — live versions of Adiemus music*Palladio *Eloise *Imagined Oceans *The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace...

, Jeffrey Lewis
Jeffrey Lewis
Jeffrey Lewis is an American singer/songwriter and comic book artist.-Early life:Lewis attended State University of New York at Purchase and graduated in 1997 with a degree in Literature...

, John Metcalf
John Metcalf
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 and Christopher Painter.

He was awarded honorary doctorates from numerous leading musical institutions, including the Royal Academy of Music
Royal Academy of Music
The Royal Academy of Music in London, England, is a conservatoire, Britain's oldest degree-granting music school and a constituent college of the University of London since 1999. The Academy was founded by Lord Burghersh in 1822 with the help and ideas of the French harpist and composer Nicolas...

, the Royal Northern College of Music
Royal Northern College of Music
The Royal Northern College of Music is a music school in Manchester, England. It is located on Oxford Road in Chorlton on Medlock, at the western edge of the campus of the University of Manchester and is one of four conservatories associated with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music...

 and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is a conservatoire within the University of Glamorgan Group located in Cardiff, Wales....

, as well as the Walford Davies Award. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1983 New Year Honours
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In 2005, Hoddinott produced a fanfare to be performed at the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales
Charles, Prince of Wales
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, to Camilla Parker Bowles, having previously written works to celebrate Prince Charles' 16th birthday and his investiture
Investiture of the Prince of Wales
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In 1997 Alun Hoddinott received the Glyndŵr Award
Glyndwr Award
The Glyndŵr Award is made for an Outstanding Contribution to the Arts in Wales. It is given by the Machynlleth Tabernacle Trust to pre-eminent figures in music, art and literature in rotation...

 for an Outstanding Contribution to the Arts in Wales during the Machynlleth Festival
Machynlleth Festival
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. He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arts Council of Wales in 1999, and Fellowship of the Welsh Music Guild.

On 1 March 2007 (Saint David's Day
Saint David's Day
Saint David's Day is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, and falls on 1 March each year. The date of 1 March was chosen in remembrance of the death of Saint David. Tradition holds that he died on that day in 589...

) soprano Helen Field and baritone Jeremy Huw Williams
Jeremy Huw Williams
Jeremy Huw Williams is a Welsh baritone opera singer who studied at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf, St John's College, Cambridge, at the National Opera Studio, and with April Cantelo....

 gave the world premiere of his orchestral song cycle Serenissima with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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 at St David's Hall
St David's Hall
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. It was announced on this occasion that the new home of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in the Wales Millennium Centre
Wales Millennium Centre
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 in Cardiff would include a specially built 350-seat concert hall, named BBC Hoddinott Hall . The Millennium Centre was opened on 22 January 2009, on which occasion Queen Elizabeth II presented Hoddinott with a medal.

Alun Hoddinott died on 12 March 2008 at Morriston Hospital
Morriston Hospital
Morriston Hospital is a 750 bed hospital located in Cwmrhydyceirw near Morriston in Swansea, Wales. Morriston is the largest hospital in the city and county of Swansea and is operated by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board. Alongside its role as a district general hospital, Morriston...

, Swansea
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, aged 78. His very last work, the orchestral tone poem "Taliesin", was premiered by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the Swansea Festival of Music in October 2009.

Chronological worklist

  • late 1940's two student string quartets
  • 1948 Cello Concerto
  • 1948 Prelude and fugue for string trio
  • 1949 Nocturne for orchestra
  • 1950 Op. 1 String Trio
  • ? Op. 2 Two Songs for bass voice and piano
  • 1953 Op. 3 Clarinet Concerto 1, +str
  • 1954 Op. 4/1 Lullaby, voice and piano
  • 1954 Op. 4/2 Fugal Overture
  • 1953 Op. 5 Nocturne for Orchestra (first published work)
  • 1953 Op. 6 Clarinet Quartet
  • 1954-5 Op. 7 Symphony 1
  • ? Op. 8 Concerto for Oboe and Strings
  • 1956 Op. 9 Nocturne 1 for piano
  • 1956 Op. 10 Septet for clarinet bassoon horn piano violin viola and cello
  • 1957 Op. 11 Harp Concerto
  • 1958 Op. 13 Serenade for String Orchestra
  • 1958 Op. 14 Viola Concertino, for Cecil Aronowitz
  • 1958 Op. 15 Welsh Dances Suite 1, orch
  • 1959 Op. 16/1 Nocturne 2 for piano
  • 1958 Op. 16/2 Prelude Nocturne & Dance for harp and strings
  • 1958 Two Welsh Dances
  • 1959 Op. 17 Piano Sonata 1
  • 1959 Op. 18 Sonatina for clavichord
  • 1959 Op. 18/3 Elegy for solo piano
  • 1959 Op. 19 Piano Concerto 1, +wind orchestra and percussion
  • ? Op. 20 Sextet
  • 1960 Op. 21 Piano Concerto 2
  • 1960 Op. 22 Violin Concerto 1
  • 1960 Op. 23 The Race of Adam
  • 1962 Op. 24 Job (Oratorio)
  • 1961 Op. 27 Piano Sonata 2
  • 1961 Op. 29 Symphony 2, for Alan Rawsthorne
  • 1961 Op. 30 Christ and Sinful Man
  • 1962 Op. 31 Variations for orchestra
  • 1961 Rebecca for SATB chorus
  • 1962 Folksong Suite, 4movts, orch
  • 1962 Op. 32/1 Divertimento, ob cl hn bsn
  • 1962 Op. 32/2 Anthem
  • 1962 Op. 32/3 Introit
  • 1962 Op. 33 Danegeld, SATB choir
  • ? Op. 34 Sinfonia for strings
  • 1964 Op. 35 Jack Straw Overture
  • 1964 Op. 36 Harp Sonata
  • 1964 Op. 37/1 Toccata alla giga for organ
  • 1964 Op. 37/2 Intrada for organ
  • 1964 Op. 37/3 Sarum Fanfare for organ
  • 1964 Op. 38/1 What Tidings? SATB choir
  • 1964 Op. 38/2 A Mediaeval Carol, medium voice and piano
  • 1964 Op. 38/3 Four Welsh Songs, for unison voices and piano/ orchestra
  • 1964 Op. 39 Dives & Lazarus, cantata, sop. bar vv orch
  • 1964 Piano Sonatina
  • 1965 Op. 40 Piano Sonata 3
  • 1965 Op. 41 Concerto Grosso 1
  • 1965 Op. 42 Aubade and Scherzo, horn and strings
  • 1965 Op. 43 String Quartet 1
  • 1966 Op. 44 Piano Concerto 3
  • 1966 Op. 45 Overture 'Pantomime'
  • 1966 Op. 46 Concerto Grosso 2, orch
  • 1966 Op. 47 Variants, orch
  • 1966 Op. 48 Night Music, orch
  • 1966 Op. 49 Piano Sonata 4
  • 1966 Severn Bridge Variation (1966, part of a composite work composed by Malcolm Arnold
    Malcolm Arnold
    Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold, CBE was an English composer and symphonist.Malcolm Arnold began his career playing trumpet professionally, but by age thirty his life was devoted to composition. He was ranked with Benjamin Britten as one of the most sought-after composers in Britain...

    , Hoddinott, Nicholas Maw
    Nicholas Maw
    John Nicholas Maw was a British composer.-Biography:Born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, Maw was the son of Clarence Frederick Maw and Hilda Ellen Chambers. He attended the Wennington School, a boarding school, in Wetherby in the West Riding of Yorkshire. His mother died of tuberculosis when he was 14...

    , Daniel Jones
    Daniel Jones (composer)
    Daniel Jenkyn Jones OBE was a composer of classical music, who worked in Britain. He used both serial and tonal techniques...

    , Grace Williams
    Grace Williams
    -Biography:Williams was born in Barry, near Cardiff, Wales.She was educated at Barry County School, and won a scholarship to Cardiff University . She then went to the Royal College of Music, London, where she was taught by Ralph Vaughan Williams...

     and Michael Tippett
    Michael Tippett
    Sir Michael Kemp Tippett OM CH CBE was an English composer.In his long career he produced a large body of work, including five operas, three large-scale choral works, four symphonies, five string quartets, four piano sonatas, concertos and concertante works, song cycles and incidental music...

  • 1967 Op. 50 Clarinet Sonata
  • 1967 Op. 51 Organ Concerto
  • 1967 Op. 52 Suite for harp
  • 1968 Op. 53 Noctures and Cadenzas, clarinet, violin and cello
  • 1968 Op. 54 Roman Dream, voice and small ensemble
  • 1968 Op. 55 An Apple Tree And A Pig
  • 1968 Op. 56 Sinfonietta 1, orch
  • 1968 Op. 57 Piano Sonata 5
  • 1968 Op. 58 Divertimenti, fl cl bsn hn vln va vcl db
  • 1968 Op. 59 Barti Ddu
  • 1960 Op. 60 Fioriture (dedicated to Michael Tippett)
  • 1968 Op. 61 Symphony 3
  • 1968 Op. 62 Nocturnes & Cadenzas, vcl orch
  • 1968 Op. 63 Violin Sonata 1
  • 1969 Op. 64 Welsh Dances Suite 2, orch
  • 1969 Op. 65/1 Horn Concerto
  • 1969 Op. 65/2 Eryri, chorus and orch
  • 1969 Op. 66 Investiture Dances, orch
  • 1969 Op. 67 Sinfonietta 2, orch
  • 1970 Op. 68 Fantasy for solo harp
  • 1970 Op. 69 Divertimento for small orchestra
  • 1970 Op. 70 Symphony 4
  • 1970 Op. 71 Sinfonietta 3, orch
  • 1970 Op. 72/1 Suite 1 for orchestra
  • 1970 Op. 72/2 Concertino for horn, trumpet and orchestra
  • 1971 Op. 72/3 Sinfonietta 4 for orchestra
  • 1970 Op. 72/4 Aubade for small orchestra
  • 1972 Op. 72/5 The Hawk Is Set Free for orchestra
  • 1970 Op. 72/6 Floore Of Heav'n for orchestra
  • 1970 Op. 72/9 Concertino for Trumpet Horn & orchestra
  • 1970 Op. 73/1 Violin Sonata 2
  • 1970 Op. 73/2 Cello Sonata 1
  • 1970 Op. 74 Motet: Out of the Deep
  • 1970 Op. 76 The Sun the Great Luminary of the Universe, orch
  • 1970 Op. 77 Piano Trio no. 1
  • 1972 Op. 78/1 Violin Sonata 3
  • 1972 Op. 78/2 Horn Sonata
  • 1972 Op. 78/3 Piano Sonata 6
  • 1972 Op. 78/4 Piano Quintet
  • 1971 Op. 79 The Tree Of Life, oratorio
  • ? Op. 80
  • 1973 Op. 81 Symphony 5
  • 1974 Op. 82 Ancestor Worship
  • 1974 Op. 83 The Beach of Falesa, 3act Op. era
  • 1974 Op. 84 The Silver Swimmer for SATB chorus and piano four hands
  • 1974 Op. 85 Ritornelli for trombone wind & perc
  • 1975 Op. 86/1 Landscapes, orchestra
  • 1975 Op. 86/2 Nightpiece for orchestra
  • 1975 Op. 87 5 Landscapes, Ynys Mon for ten & orch
  • 1975 Op. 88 The Magician, 1 act opera
  • 1976 Op. 89 Violin Sonata 4
  • 1976 Op. 90 A Contemplation upon Flowers, sop. orch
  • 1976 Op. 91 French Suite, small orch
  • 1977 Op. 92 Italian Suite for recorder and guitar
  • 1976 Op. 93 What the Old Man Does is Always Right, 1 act opera
  • 1977 Op. 94 Passagio, orch
  • 1977 Op. 95 Sinfonia Fidei, sop. ten vv orch
  • 1977 Op. 96/1 Cello Sonata 2
  • 1977 Op. 96/2 Organ Sonata
  • 1978 Op. 97/1 Dulci Iuventutis SATB & piano four hands
  • 1978 Op. 97/2 Hymnus ante somnum
  • 1978 Sonatina for two pianos
  • 1979 Hymnus ante somnum
  • ? Op. 99 Rajah's Diamond
  • 1979 Op. 100/1 Scena, strqt
  • 1979 Op. 100/2 Ritornelli 2, brass
  • ? Op. 101
  • 1980 Op. 102 The Heaventree of Stars, poem, vln orch
  • 1981 Op. 103 The Trumpet Major, 3 act Hardy opera
  • 1981 Op. 104/2a Sonata for 4 clarinets
  • 1981 Op. 104/2b Sonata for 4 saxophones
  • 1981 Op. 105/1 Te Deum
  • 1981 Op. 105/2 Lanterne des Morts, orch
  • 1982 Op. 106 Doubles, Concertante for ob str hpschd
  • 1982 Op. 107/1 Five Studies for orchestra
  • 1982 Op. 107/2 Hommage a Chopin for orchestra
  • 1982 Quodlibet on Welsh Nursery Tunes for orchestra
  • 1982 Six Welsh Folksongs for high voice and piano
  • 1982 The Charge Of The Light Brigade
  • 1983 King Of Glory for SATB chorus and organ
  • 1983 Make A Joyful Noise for SATB chorus and organ
  • 1983 Op. 108 Ingravescentem aetatem
  • 1983 Op. 109 Masks for oboe bassoon and piano
  • 1983 Op. 110 Lady and Unicorn
  • 1983 Op. 111 Piano Trio 2
  • 1983 Op. 112 Bagatelles for oboe and harp
  • 1983 Quodlibet on Welsh Nursery Tunes for brass
  • 1984 In parasceve Domini : 3 Nocturno
  • 1984 Lady And Unicorn for SATB chorus and piano
  • 1984 Op. 113 String Quartet 2
  • 1984 Op. 114 Piano Sonata 7
  • ? Op. 115
  • 1984 Op. 116 Symphony 6
  • 1984 Op. 117 The Bells of Paradise
  • 1984 Op. 118 Divertimenti
  • 1984 Op. 119 Scena for strings
  • ? Op. 120
  • 1985 Christ Is Risen
  • 1985 Sing A New Song for SSAATB chorus and organ
  • 1985 Op. 121 The Silver Hound for tenor and piano
  • ? Op. 122
  • ? Op. 123
  • ? Op. 124
  • 1985 Welsh Dances Suite 3
  • 1985 Concerto for Piano Trio and Orchestra
  • 1986 Op. 125 Piano Sonata 8
  • 1986 Op. 126 Diversions
  • 1986 Op. 127 Concerto for Orchestra
  • 1986 Op. 128 Clarinet Concerto 2
  • 1987 Op. 129 The Legend of St Julian, narrator, chorus and orch
  • 1989 Op. 130 String Quartet 3
  • 1989 Op. 131 Lines From Marlowe Doctor Faustus for SATB chorus brass percussion
  • 1989 Op. 132 Noctis Equi, vcl orch
  • 1989 Op. 133 Songs of Exile, ten & orchestra
  • 1989 Op. 134 Piano Sonata 9
  • 1989 Op. 135 Star Children, orch
  • 1989 Op. 136 Piano Sonata 10
  • 1989 Op. 137 Symphony 7, Organ Symphony
  • 1989 Op. 138 Emynau Pantycelyn
  • ? Op. 139
  • 1989 Op. 140 Flute Sonata
  • 1989 Op. 141 Violin Sonata 5
  • 1989 Op. 142 Symphony 8
  • 2001 Op. 143/1 Paradwys Mai, baritone and piano
  • ? Op.144
  • 1990 Hymns of Pantycelyn, cantata
  • 1992 Op.145 Symphony No.9 'Vision of Eternity' for soprano and orchestra
  • 1992 Chorales, Variants & Fanfares, brass
  • 1993 Op. 146 Wind Quintet
  • 1994 Sonata notturno
  • 1995 Spectrum 1: Dark March, pno
  • ? Op. 147 Piano Sonata 11
  • 1993 Op. 148 Missa Sancti David
  • ? Op. 149 Piano Sonata 12
  • 1993 Op. 150 Six Bagatelles
  • ? Op. 151
  • 1994 Op. 152/1 The Silver Swimmer, soprano and ensemble
  • 1994 Op. 152/2 Five Poems of Gustavo Adolfo Becquer translated from the Spanish by Ifan Payne
  • ? Op. 153 Violin Concerto No.2
  • 1995 Op. 154 Trumpet Concerto (The Shining Pyramid), written for Gareth Small and premiered at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, on the last night of the Welsh Proms in 1995.
  • 1995 Op. 155 Tymhorau for voice and piano or voice and strings (1996)
  • ? Op. 156 Poetry on Earth
  • ? Op. 157 Oboe and Harp Sonata
  • 1996 Op. 158 Mass of Camargue for baritone, choir, piano duet, organ and percussion
  • 1996 Op. 159 Cello Sonata 3
  • 1997 Spectrum 2: Lizard, pno
  • ? Op. 160 String Quartet 4
  • ? Op. 161
  • ? Op. 162 Clarinet Sonata 2
  • ? Op. 163 Violin Sonata 6
  • ? Op. 164 Harp Sonata
  • ? Op. 165 Poetry of Earth for voice and harp
  • ? Op. 166
  • ? Op. 167
  • 1998 Op. 168 Grongar Hills for baritone and piano quintet
  • 1999 Op. 169 Celebration Dances for Orchestra
  • 1999 Op. 170 Tower, final Op. era
  • 1999 Op. 171 To the Poet, bass-baritone and piano
  • 1999 Op. 172 Symphony 10
  • 2000 Op. 173 La Serenissima for baritone and piano
  • ? Op. 174
  • ? Op. 175 Concerto for percussion and brass band
  • ? Op. 176 Piano Sonata 13
  • ? Op. 177 String Quartet 5
  • ? Op. 178 Dream Wanderer
  • ? Op. 179
  • 2002 Op. 180 Euphonium Concerto, The Sunne Rising, The King will Ride
  • 2003 Op. 181 Leapfrog for piano
  • ? Op. 182 Euphonium Sonata
  • 2004 Op. 183 The Promontory of Dreams for baritone, horn and strings
  • ? Op. 184 Badger in Bag
  • 2004 Op. 185 Trombone Concerto written for Mark Eager
    Mark Eager
    Mark Eager is an English-born conductor and former BBC National Orchestra of Wales Principal Trombone. He lives in Salisbury, United Kingdom.-Biography:...

     World Premiere: Brecon with BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    The BBC National Orchestra of Wales is a Welsh symphony orchestra and one of the BBC's five professional orchestras. The BBC NOW is the only professional symphony orchestra organisation in Wales, occupying a dual role as both a broadcasting orchestra and national orchestra.The BBC NOW has its...

     Conductor Grant Llewellyn
    Grant Llewellyn
    Grant Llewellyn is a Welsh conductor.- Biography :Grant Llewellyn began developing his conducting reputation in 1985, when he was awarded a conducting fellow position at the Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts. There his mentors included Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur and André...

  • ? Op. 186
  • ? Op. 187 Concerto Grosso for brass band
  • ? Op. 188 Sonata for piano duet
  • 2005 Op. 189 La Serenissima: Images of Venice for soprano, baritone and orchestra
  • 2006 Op. 190 Towy Landscape for soprano, baritone and piano (4 hands)
  • 2007 Op. 192 Blake Songs, baritone and piano

  • Bells Of Paradise
  • Divisions, Concertante for Horn Harpsichord & Strings
  • Dragonfire
  • Guitar Sonata
  • In Praise Of Music
  • Prelude Nocturne And Dance for harp and strings
  • Rhapsody
  • On Welsh Tunes for orchestra
  • Roman Dream for soprano percussion harp and celesta
  • Scenes and Interludes, trumpet harpsichord and strings
  • Te Deum
  • Theatre Overture

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