2021

Volunteer

 

soprano, violin, cello, cimbalom

Poetry by Louise Wallwein

Written for Psappha Ensemble

8'30

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Alice Kettle: Thread Bearing Witness

2020

étude 'circlets'

 

solo piano

Written for George Fu

6'30

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Yana G Nova: Circles Composition I

rasen ​(螺旋 / 'spirals')

 

solo violin

Written for Emily Earl

1'30

Sinjerli Variation Squared with Colored

Frank Stella: Sinjerli Variation Squared with Colored Ground III

textures of carrot

 

clarinet, cello, piano

Written for Mark Simpson, Zoë Martlew and Huw Watkins

8'

Pablo Picasso: Flowers for UCLA

push / pull

2sop, fl, cl, vib, pno, acc, vla, vc

Written for Royal Academy of Music: Carte Blanche ensemble

Conducted by Thomas Fetherstonhaugh

7'30

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Hans Hofmann: The Male

2019

hanabi (花火)

 

orchestra

Written for Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Christopher Austin

4'30

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Charlie Sin: Night Flowers #9

then I might know like water

 

fixed narration, violin, viola, cello, piano, electronics

Text: Alice Oswald. 'A Short Story of Falling', from Falling Awake

Conducted by Elias Peter Brown

3'30

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two materials: i. talon / ii. like silk

 

solo viola

Written for Rosalind Ventris

5'

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antiquities

string quartet

11'

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Tirolese Museum of Folk Art, Innsbruck

retina

 

solo harp

Written for Lauren Scott

6'

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this lunar beauty

 

soprano, clarinet, harp, double bass

Written for The Hermes Experiment

Text: W H Auden, 'This Lunar Beauty'

5'30

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Scott Naismith: Breaking Light

becoming Spring, 1966

 

2fl, 2cl, 2tpt, 2tbn, tba, 2perc

Performed as an installation in The Hepworth, Wakefield

7'30

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Barbara Hepworth: Spring

how we rotate

 

recorder trio

Written for Parandrus Trio

10'

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Peytil (aka Eitil Thorén Due): Cannes

2018

obscure sorrows

 

flute, clarinet, piano

Written for ensemble recherche

16'

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Michelangelo Pistoletto, Eleven Less One

simple songs

 

soprano saxophone, piano

Written for Rowan Hawitt

8'

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Paul Klee: Giant Aphid

Sitivit anima mea

 

choir and electronics

Written for The Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge

7'

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Chapel of St. John's College, Cambridge

Virginia Fragments

 

solo piano

after To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

15'

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Lee Thornberry: Light After the Storm

Rejoice we

choir (SATB)

Written for St. John's Voices

2'30

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Gradual chant Gaudeamus omnes

Credit: Carol Parris

DAVID NUNN

composer