Geoffrey Alvarez: chamber music


 

Piano

 

Toccata Wagogo

for solo piano

 

 

sample score digital realisation duration 13′ 17″

 

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  Score UK postage £7

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The Cradle an the Mill a meditation

on two Galician folk songs

for solo piano

 

 

score digital realisation duration 10′ 11″

 

Fun-key

for piano duet

 

sample score digital realisation duration 7′ 23″

 


 

Lute

 

El primer olor

for baritone and lute

 

peruse and purchase score duration circa 2′

 

Also published in The Lute Society of America Quarterly

Volume XXXIII, 1998 Issue No. 4

 

A Plaine and Easy Introduction to New Lute Musicke Parte One, by Betsy Small

 

 

Teares and Lamentations Six Sundry Sighs

for ten course lute

 

sample score duration 13′ 17″

 

Edition Published by the Lute Society ISBN 0 905655 32 X

  1. Alisimon’s Pursuit

  2. Lady Luckett’s Lachrimae: a dolorous Dumpe

  3. Doctor Foster’s Fancy

  4. Father Fazackerley’s Pestilence

  5. St. Andrews Complainte

  6. Mistress Gillie Johnsons Goodnight

 

Sith that dear Voice... Is reft from Earth to tune those spheres above, What art thou now but a harbinger of woe? Thy pleasing notes by pleasing notes no more, But Orphan wailings to the fainting ear, Each stop a sigh, each sound draw forth a tear... From To His Lute by William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585-1649)

 

Illustration: Hendrick ter Brugghen (1588 - 1629) Lute player 1624

National Gallery, London. No. 6347

 


 

Mixed Ensemble

 

 

Kerb Crawling

ballet for ten instruments

 

Instrumentation:

 

flute/Piccolo, Oboe/Cor Anglais, Clarinet in A, Horn in F,

Pianoforte, 2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass.

 

score • duration 20′ 00

 

perfomances:

  1. Anemone, York Festival, 1989

  2. Nottingham University (1989)

  3. Oxford University Sinfonia, (1998)

Obsessions

for flute, viola and harp details

 

susurritos

for flutes, clarinets, soprano

and percussion details

 

Songs My Parrot Taught Me: a Carnival of Domestic Animals

 

soprano, alto, tenor, clarinet,

violin, violoncello and pianoforte

 

details

 


 

 

 

The Cimmerian Sybil

Horn Trio

 

score • duration circa 20

 

Painting of the Cimmerian Sybil by Guercino (1591 -1666)

 

Beyond the Black Sea

In the frozen northern wastes

beyond the the Caucasus

Dwells the Cimmerian Sibyl.

 

Apollo descends to receive the

plentiful blessings

from her cornucopia.

 

© Copyright Geoffrey Alvarez In homage to Fainlight’s  poem

‘The Cimmerian Sibyl’ (Hutchinson, 1980)

 


 

Tres mundos para dos jugadores

for bass clarinet and marimba

 

written for the Dúo Antwerp

 

score digital realisation duration 12′ 50

 

Brans Singing Head:

for soprano, clarinet and harp details

 

Orchestral material available for hire or

purchase from Geoffrey Alvarez

 


 

Strings

 

 

 

sample score digital realisation duration 14′ 13

 

 

Download licence for full score and parts £4.00

  Printed copies of full score and parts £20.00


 

The Camomile Pillow

for cello ensemble details

 

Sonata

for violoncello and pianoforte

 

first performance 1985 by Susan Hargreaves violoncello,

Dominic Saunders piano, University of York.

 

sample score digital realisation duration 17′ 19

 


 

Wind & Brass

 

 

King Solomon’s Monsters:

for two clarinets and bassoon

 

view and purchaseduration 17′ 19

 

Spinning Night

for trombone and piano

 

peruse and purchase duration 20′  

 

Alan Tomlinson, trombone; Geoffrey Álvarez, piano

  1. British Music Information Centre. March 25 1997

  2. University of Oxford Contemporary Music Society, 1998

  3. British Trombone Society 13th Annual Festival, November 15 1998

A virtuoso exploitation of the unique talents of trombonist Alan Tomlinson drawing on the symbolism of the longest night of the year: the trombonist exorcises the dark spirits of the dying year by literally spinning to ensure the world returns to the light.

 


 

Reed Bed

clarinet choir details

 

The Travelling Musicians

wind quintet details  

 

The Laughing Lotus

wind quintet details

 

Brass Etchings

for brass quintet details

 


 

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