Stage Works

Elegiac Fragments – Incidental Music to 'Elegy' (2011)

Duration: 20'00"
Instrumentation: viola solo
First Performances: 30th July 2011, Quarterhouse, Folkstone, Kent. Stephen Upshaw (viola); 4th-8th, 10th-15th, 17th-22nd, 24th-28th August 2011. Stephen Upshaw (viola, pre-recorded).

A Midsummer Night's Dream – Incidental Music (2009)

Duration: 20'00"
Instrumentation: string quartet and percussion duo
First Performances: 30th November, 1st - 3rd December 2009, Silk Street Theatre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. Lazaro String Quartet, George English and Felicity Hindle.

The Original Chinese Conjuror (2003-06)

A Musical Diversion Suggested by the Lives of Chung Ling Soo

Libretto: Lee Warren
Duration: 70'00"
Instrumentation: mezzo-soprano, counter-tenor, tenor, baritone, bass; clarinet (doubling., accordion, piano, percussion, violin and double bass
First Performances: 15th, 17th and 18th June 2006, Southwold Pier, Suffolk. This forms part of the 59th Aldeburgh Festival; 1st, 2nd and 7th July, 2006, Almeida Theatre, London. Almeida Ensemble conducted by Timothy Redmond. Production directed by Martin Duncan, design by Francis O’Connor, lighting design by Chris Ellis with the following cast:

Alexander Herrmann - Paul Leonard
William Robinson - Richard Morris
Dot Robinson - Sophie Louise Dann
Soldier, Newspaper Boy, etc. - Philip Sutton
Chai Ping - Andrew Watts

Conjuring up opera magic at Aldeburgh - Ivan Hewett, The Daily Telegraph, 8th June 2006
How not to catch a bullet - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian, 9th June 2006
Music Matter - BBC Radio 3, 11th June 2006

Andrew Clements - The Guardian, 17th June 2006
Ivan Hewett - The Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2006
Robert Maycock - The Independent, 22nd June 2006
Another view: Jon Robinson - The Guardian, 5th July 2006
Edward Bhesania - The Stage, 6th July 2006
Anthony Holden - The Observer, 9th July 2006