My 1975 modernist dance piece, revived for the first time.
The London Sinfonietta conducted by myself.
6 Studies on b-o-u-l-e-z
Piano pieces written on the death of Boulez.
Performed by myself in a computer sequence.
2015 Viola Sonata
In memory of my friend John Rolton.
Performed by Caleb Sibley and Aleksander Szram.
New song cycle (composed 2013) with texts by Alison Truefitt.
Performed by Alison and myself.
2014 The Phoenix and the Turtle
My 1977 setting of Shakespeare's weird and atmospheric poem for vocal consort, percussion and double bass. Newly recorded by London Voices and myself.
2013 Smart Songs
Song cycle, settings of the poems of Elizabeth Smart. Composed in 2009 for my wife, Alison Truefitt. The vagaries of female old age and creativity. Performed by Alison and myself.
Third Sonata Download!
For piano. My 2003-4 two-hour manifesto for the concept of composed/improvised music. Two of the six parts, Navratilova and Blueprint, performed live in concert by Aleksander Szram.
2012 Sonata for Solo Double Bass
Begun in 1981 and abandoned for 30 years, completed in 2012 and recorded on my electric double bass.
2011 Into the Miraculous
Limited edition CD containing accidental counterpoints, Flute Sonata and Island (for individual works see below).
2010 Scafra Preludes
Twelve big piano pieces (my '48', more than an hour's music) written over a ten year period, 1995-2005, newly recorded by Aleksander Szram.
2006 accidental counterpoints
Song cycle for female voice and string quartet written in 1998. Performed here by Sally Burgess and the Smith Quartet.
Gentle do not care to know...
Piano piece in a romantic style, written for Download!
my father. Performed by Aleksander Szram.
Song cycle for male voice and piano written in 2002.
Performed by Malcolm King and Muriel Bérard.
2005 Flute Sonata
Single movement (12 minutes plus) written in 2003 and performed by Wissam Boustany and Douglas Finch.
2002 Christmas Presence
Choral fanfare with brass, organ and percussion written for Bob Chilcott and the BBC Singers in 2002.
O Clavis David
Unaccompanied choral piece written in 1999 for Jeffrey Skidmore and Ex Cathedra.
2001 Sonata (Gracing)
20-minute improvised scafra sonata for a solo instrument. Performed here live in concert by Nikos Veliotis, cello.
2000 World upon World
Major symphonic work for large orchestra, 6 improvising soloists, children's choir and pre-recorded voices.
Performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, CoMA soloists and CYM choir conducted by the composer.
Song for voice and piano with text by Richard Stilgoe. Performed by Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside.
Set of 5
Five graphic-score improvisation pieces written in 1996. Performed by Keith Tippett and Daryl (two pianos) (from the Set of 5 CD).
Semi-improvised quasi-concerto for piano and backing written
in 1995. Performed by Daryl (from the Overlays CD).
Companion piece to Moto Interrotto written in 1995, wholly
improvised with backing. Performed by Daryl
(from the Overlays CD).
Dicing with De'Ath
Multitracked improvisation piece written in 1998. Two completely
different performances by Daryl (piano, from the Overlays CD)
and Nikos Veliotis (cello).
I Am A Donut
Piece for instrumental ensemble written in 1993. Two
performances, one by Klangforum Wien conducted by Daryl
(from the Humours of Daryl Runswick CD), one by the Trinity
College of Music Contemporary Ensemble conducted by
Electronics, made as a backing for an improvisation piece. Later
liberated to stand on its own.
1994 From Two Worlds
Piece for 2 Indian musicians and 3 European players,
semi-improvised with backing, written in 1990 (from the
Humours of Daryl Runswick CD).
Solo clarinet piece with multiphonics and micro-intervals, written
in 1983. Performed by Andrew Sparling (from the Humours of
Daryl Runswick CD).
Piece for clarinet quartet written in 1991. Performed by
No Strings Attached (from the Humours of Daryl Runswick CD).
Large choral piece with extended vocal techniques, written in
1994. Performed by the CoMA Ensemble conducted by the
composer (from the Humours of Daryl Runswick CD).
1989 Come On You Arsewalls
Electro-acoustic piece made from football chants.
1980 Variations for String Orchestra
Daryl does English Pastoral... But these are a mighty set of
variations with a rock flavour.