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Selected Works



"There is something absolutely fundamental about Orpheus - the subject matter is music, it's about the birth of music."

Key Works
1957 Refrains and Choruses for wind quintet
1959 Monody for Corpus Christi for soprano, flute, horn and violin
1960 Precis a piano solo
  Three Sonatas for Nine Instruments
1961 The World Discovered
1962 Entr'acts for flute, viola and harp
1963 Narration: a description of the passing of the year" for acapella chorus
  Music for Sleep (a child-performed lullabye)
  Chorales for Orchestra
1964 Ring a Dumb Carillon for soprano,clarinet and percussion
  Entr'acts and Sappho Fragments for soprano,flute,oboe,violin,viola,harp and percussion
  Three Movements for Fanfares, for chamber orchestra
1965 Tragoedia
1966 The Visions of Francesco Petrarca
  Opera,Punch and Judy
1968 Down by the Greenwood Side
1970 Signals
1972 The Triumph of Time
1973 The Mask of Orpheus
1984 Opera,The Mask of Orpheus
1986 Earth Dances
1991 Opera,Gawain: The Green Knight
1994 Opera,The Second Mrs Kong
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