Alan Edward Williams

Composer/ cyfansoddwr

Compositions

Orchestral and other large scale works

  • Wonder: A Scientific Oratorio for choir, orchestra and soloists, commissioned and performed by BBC Philharmonic with the BBC Singers and Salford Choral Society, cond. Tecwyn Evans, Salford, UK. Orchestral Extracts performed and recorded Studio 7, BBC Manchester, 2009 (50 min)
  • 3 Orchestral Interludes from Wonder, 2009 (11-12 min)
  • Quint, perf. BBC Philharmonic, cond. Clark Rundell. BBC Studio 7, Manchester Piece programmed as part of the Sonic Skylines Festival. Broadcast on Radio 3 November, 2006 (12 min)

Large ensemble works

  • Off Lampedusa for Tenor, Baritone, Bass, (with amplification), fl., Ct., t. sax, perc. (1 player), free-bass acc., vn., vc., pf., el. Bass, 2011 (10min)
  • Stop/time, perf. Premiere Crew, cond. Richard Baker, Christchurch Spitalfields, London, Spitalfields festival. Large mixed ensemble inc. Pf, perc., el. bass, 2001 (12 min)

Choral works

  • Divers Winged Creatures, a capella choral piece, premiered by MDR Radio Choir, St Peter’s Church, Leipzig, and broadcast live April 2008 on MDR radio. Subsequently performed by Hallenser Madrigalisten, August 2009 (28 min).
  • Messages from the Scrolls, perf. BBC Singers, cond. Nicholas Kok, St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, and also broadcast June 2003 on BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now programme. Repeat broadcast September 2004, (12 min)

Chamber music and solo pieces

  • Centre/Periphery – for solo cimbalom, recorded soundscape and digital delay pedal (with Brendan Williams), premiered by Tim Williams, Alte Schmiede, June 2nd 2012. Demo available
  • Piano Pieces: premiered by Richard Casey at Chopin Conservatoire, Paris, Feb. 2012
  • Trois Formes en écume  for solo Kingma system alto flute (2011)
  • Bog Bodies for flute, clarinet, piano, peformed by Grupo Novo da UNIRIO (GNU), Rio de Janeiro, and by NYOS Futures, 2010 (10 min)
  • Twelve Storeys High, a song cycle performed Bridgewater Hall by Zoe Milton Brown – sop., Gavin Wayte, pf. 2010 (25 min).
  • Soninho do Brasil, perf. Stillman String Quartet, commissioned by the NW Composers’ Association Peel Hall Salford, March 2006, subsequently performed by the Berán String Quartet in 2006 and by the Voxare String Quartet in 2011, (12 min)
  • Scenes from Ordinary Days, Violin Duo, Premiered by James Cuddeford and Natsuko Yoshimoto (violins). Subsequently performed in Coorparoo, Queensland, November 2007, and also in Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Calgary, Canada, by Edmond Agopian and Adriana Lebedovich January, 2008 (14min)
  • Adjunk Hálát Mindnyájan for violin, cello, clarinet and piano. Perf. Psappha, Cheltenham International Festival, 1998 (25 min)
  • Jazz Disasters, perf. David Childs (euphonium) and John Wilson (piano) Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 2004 (8 min)
  • Birdbrains for clarinet and cello. Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Random Access Ensemble (2004)
  • Entropy Games for Piano, 2002, (10 min)

Community and Children’s Works

  • Winter Songs commissioned and performed by Gloucester Youth Orchestra, with Gloucester County Music Services Choir, Cheltenham Town Hall, 2010 (12 min)
  • Out of the Forest, Commissioned and performed by Forest of Dean Orchestra, cond. Glyn Oxley, at Forest Theatre, Five Acres, Coleford, Forest of Dean, 2003 (15 min)

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