BEETHOVEN PIANO SONATA Op. 10 No. 3, Second Movement

YEAR: 2020

 

DURATION: 9′

 

INSTRUMENTATION: String Quintet

 

NOTES:  Beethoven arranged several of his piano works for strings, and it struck me that this dramatic movement would work well for a quintet.

BENNET:  WEEP, O MINE EYES

YEAR: 2020

 

DURATION: 2′

 

INSTRUMENTATION: String Quartet

 

NOTES:  A simple arrangement for string quartet of a madrigal by John Bennet, first published in Madrigalls to Fovre Voyces (1599).

 
DELIUS: TO BE SUNG OF A SUMMER NIGHT ON THE WATER

YEAR: 2018

 

DURATION: 3′

 

INSTRUMENTATION: String Orchestra

 

NOTES:  This arrangement of Delius’s original part-song for SATTBB with solo tenor, is an alternative to Eric Fenby’s 1938 version.

 
GIBBONS: THE SILVER SWAN

YEAR: 2019

 

DURATION: 1′

 

INSTRUMENTATION: String Quartet

 

NOTES:  This arrangement was made for a concert which I gave in Barnard Castle, home of the Bowes Museum which houses the life-size, 18th century Silver Swan musical automaton.  Orlando Gibbons composed many madrigals, and The Silver Swan, first published in Gibbons' First Set of Madrigals and Motets of 5 parts (1612), is one of the best known.

 
 
TALLIS: O NATA LUX DE LUMINE

YEAR: 2022

 

DURATION: 3′

 

INSTRUMENTATION: String Orchestra

 

NOTES: From Tallis’s Office Hymn for Feast of the Transfiguration, Cantiones sacrae (1575). 

TALLIS:  THE THIRD MODE MELODY

YEAR: 2020

 

DURATION: 2′

 

INSTRUMENTATION: String Quartet or String Orchestra

 

NOTES:  From Tallis’s Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter (1567).  This melody was made famous by Vaughan Williams' arrangement.