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Past Commissions


Music in The Round

Past Commissions

  • 1991    Premiered Wednesday 22 May, Sheffield

DOUGLAS YOUNG Wolferl at Berggasse 19

 Performed by Bernard Gregor-Smith and Yolande Wrigley

 Commissioned with funds from Yorkshire Arts

  • 1992    Premiered Saturday 9 May, Sheffield

TIPPETT String Quartet No.5

 Performed by the Lindsay String Quartet

 Commissioned by the Lindsay String Quartet

 Commissioned with funds from Mayfield Valley Arts Trust and assistance from Yorkshire and Humberside Arts.

  • 1998    Premiered Tuesday 19th May, Sheffield

GYÖRGY ORBÁN Third Quartet

 Performed by The Lindsays during the Haydn and Hungary Festival 1998

  • 1998 Premiered Sunday 21st December, Sheffield

CHRISTOPHER BROWN Brown The Bear

 Commissioned by Music in the Round

 Commissioned with funds from Yorkshire and Humberside Arts

  • 1999 Premiered Sunday 16th May, Sheffield

BELL Horns in the Round

 Performed by Stephen Bell, Martin Owen, Peter Francomb and Simon Morgan during the 999 Festival.

  • 1999 Premiered Friday 21st May, Sheffield

STOOKEY Double

 Performed by Buxton Festival Ensemble

 Commissioned with additional funds made available from the Arts Council.

  • 2000 Premiered Saturday 13th May, Sheffield

VAL LINNEMANN Tempitudes

 Performed at the Young Performers Platform concert by wind musicians from King Edward VII

School during the 20th Century Festival, a work especially commissioned for them and the 20th Century Festival.

  • 2000 Premiered Friday 19th May, Sheffield

DOUGLAS YOUNG Sir Edward at Garmisch

Performed by Peter Cropper and Jean-François Heisser

Commissioned with funds from the Arts Council

  • 2000 Premiered Friday 19th May, Sheffield

ALAN CHARLTON Cello Sonata

Performed by Bernard Gregor-Smith and Yolande Wrigley

  • 2001 Premiered Friday 5th October, Sheffield

HUGH WOOD Fifth String Quartet Persistence Works

Performed by The Lindsays

Commissioned by Music in the Round and Yorkshire ArtSpace

 Commissioned to mark the occasion of the opening of Persistence Works – the only purpose built visual ArtSpace in the UK 

  • 2002 Premiered Sunday 25th January, Warwick, Bridge House Theatre

HOWARD SKEMPTON Eternity’s Sunrise (for harp, flute, cello, violin, viola and clarinet)

 Performed by the Wakeford Ensemble

 Commissioned by Music in the Round to mark the first year of MitR’s national touring programme.

 Subsequent performances:

 Devon, Dartington Hall, 31 January

Newcastle-on-Tyne, All Saints Church, 3 February

Halifax, Square Chapel, 6 February

Surrey, Farnham Maltings, 13 February

Bowness-on-Windermere, Old Laundry Theatre, 20 February

Hove, The Old Market, 22 February

Scarborough, StephenJosephTheatre, 29 February

  • 2005    Premiered 29th September, Shrewsbury, Maidment Hall

 HUGH WOOD Overture for Piano Trio

 Performed by the Cropper Welsh Roscoe Trio

 Commissioned by Music in the Round

 Subsequent performances:

 Scarborough, StephenJosephTheatre, 9 October 2005

Sheffield, Crucible Studio, 12 October 2005

Bowness-on-Windermere, Old Laundry Theatre, 17 October 2005

Gateshead, The Sage, 18 October 2005

Hove, The Old Market, 23 October 2005

Devon, Dartington Hall, 18 February 2006

Warwick, Bridge House Theatre, 19 February 2006

Newcastle-under-Lyme, The New Vic, 12 June 2006

  • 2012    Premiered on 18th April, Sheffield English Institute of Sport

 STEPHEN MONTAGUE Bolt from the Blue

 Performed by Ensemble 360, Anna Olejnicki and participants (piano and wind quintet)

 Commissioned by Music in the Round

 Subsequent performances:

Sheffield, City Hall Ballroom, 19 April 2012

Wiltshire Music Centre, 29 April 2012

Doncaster Dome, 7 June 2012

Scarborough, StephenJosephTheatre, 14 June 2012

Barnsley, Emmanuel Church, 15 June 2012

Doncaster, PrioryPlaceChurch, 16 June 2012

Portsmouth, DavidRussellTheatre, 29 June 2012 (as part of Portsmouth Festivities)

Milton Keynes, Speigeltent, 22 July 2012 (as part of Milton Keynes International Festival)

  • 2012    Premiered on 10th October, Sheffield Crucible Studio

CHARLIE PIPER Jacaranda 

Performed by Ensemble 360 (string quartet, bassoon, clarinet)

 Commissioned by Music in the Round as part of our Associate Composer three year residency

 Subsequent performances:

 Warwick, Bridge House Theatre, 3 February 2013

Portsmouth, Third Floor Arts Centre, 22 March 2013

Wiltshire Music Centre, 26 March 2013

Scarborough, StephenJosephTheatre, 4 May 2013

  • 2013    Premiered on 11th May, Sheffield Showroom Cinema and                 streamed online live

CHARLIE PIPER With Stolen Fire

Performed by Ensemble 360 (string quartet, wind quintet, double bass and film)

Commissioned by Music in the Round and Sheffield Showroom Workstation to mark 100 years since stainless steel was discovered, as part of our Associate Composer three year residency

Subsequent performances:

www.musicintheround.co.uk, 16 November 2013

Bowness-on-Windermere, Old Laundry Theatre, 28 November 2013

Wiltshire Music Centre, 1 December 2013

Portsmouth, Third Floor Arts Centre, 14 February 2014

Warwick, Bridge House Theatre, 16 February 2014

Barnsley, Penistone Paramount, 4 April 2014

  • 2013    Premiered on 11th May, Sheffield Showroom Cinema and                 streamed online live

KATIE GOODWIN Filmfor Britten’s Six Metamorphosen after Ovid

Performed by Adrian Wilson with narration by Sara Kestelman, Ned Cooper and Ray Castleton (solo oboe and film)

Commissioned by Music in the Round and Sheffield Showroom Workstation to mark 100 years since Benjamin Britten’s birth

Subsequent performances:

Sheffield, KelhamIslandIndustrialMuseum, 13 May 2013

www.musicintheround.co.uk, 16 November 2013

  • 2014    Premiered on 9th May, Sheffield Crucible Studio

CHARLIE PIPER The Dark Hour

Performed by Ensemble 360 and Simon Pontin (violin, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet, flute, piano, actor)

Commissioned by Music in the Round to mark the WWI Centenary, as part of our Associate Composer three year residency

  • 2014    Premiered on 8th February, Cast, Doncaster

CHARLOTTE BRAY Shadow Game

Performed by Ensemble 360, Boyce String Orchestra and the Beechfield Youth Orchestra (for solo professional clarinet, flute, horn and cello with amateur orchestra)

Commissioned by Music in the Round and Cast to celebrate Cast’s opening season

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