Instrumental & Ensembles

SONATA ('Gracing')

Solo instrument. The piece was composed for cello but is suitable for any instrument (violin, viola, double bass, all brass, most wind) whose lower register is 'easy' of production and whose upper is 'strained'. Therefore not suitable for piano, tuned percussion etc. Length variable but about 20 minutes. Standard, any, but mmental and physical stamina are required. Completely improvised. Pub: Dazzle Music.

Figure and Ground

Electronic backing (treated cello samples) for free improvisation. Length 15 minutes. Standard, any. Pub: Dazzle Music.

flutz

Canon for 4 flutes. Pitches fixed, all other parameters improvised. Length 10 minutes. Standard, medium-hard. Pub: Dazzle Music.

a few notes...

One-page impro piece for any number of performers. Length not fixed. Standard, any. Pub: Dazzle Music.

Not Farewell

Aleatoric/improvised piece for reciters (any number) instrumentalists (any number) pianists (up to 2) and pre-recorded backing. Length 12 minutes. Standard, easy-medium. Pub: Dazzle Music.

Moon/Skull

Aleatoric piece for large ensemble: 4 wind, 3 brass, 1 perc, 4 solo strings, conductor. Length 15 minutes. Standard, medium-hard. No impro. Pub: Dazzle Music.

skreemin

4clarinets (4th opt bass). Length 5 minutes. Standard, easy with extended techniques. No impro. Pub: Dazzle Music.

Weightless

Double Bass and piano. Length 4 minutes. Standard, medium. No impro. Pub: Recital Music, PO Box 151, Aldershot GU12 6YQ, UK.

World upon World       Listen

Large-scale work for symphony orchestra (non-improvising) children's choir (non-improvising) pre-recorded voices and 6 solo improvisers. Length 35 minutes. Standard, medium. Pub: Dazzle Music.

Pipe Dreams

Flute and piano. Length 10 minutes. Standard, medium with extended techniques. No impro. Pub: Dazzle Music.

Dicing with De'Ath       Listen

Improvised piece for four performers (rec. OVERLAYS: see CDs). Length 26 minutes. Standard: any. Completely improvised. Pub: Dazzle Music.

Concerto Zee

Written for Philip Sheppard and his five-string electric cello. Electric cello with backing. Length 12 minutes. Standard: difficult. Part improvised. Pub: Dazzle Music.

accidental counterpoints       Listen

Soprano voice and string quartet. Five movements: texts Daryl Runswick. Length 25 minutes. Standard: professional. No impro. Pub: Dazzle Music.

Chinese Whispers

For any small group of performers (4 plus) with backing. Length about 15 minutes. Standard: any. Improvised from modes. Pub: Dazzle Music.

Set of 5       Listen

For any small group of performers (pref. 3-5). Five pieces performable separately, complete or in any combination. Length from 5 minutes to over an hour. Standard: any. Improvised from modes, instructions and notations. Pub: Dazzle Music.

Six Episodes forming a Threnody

For string orchestra with backing. Length 10 minutes. Standard: easy. Part improvised. Pub: Dazzle Music.

I Am A Donut       Listen

Instrumental ensemble (14 players) (rec. THE HUMOURS OF DARYL RUNSWICK: see CDs). Length 12 minutes. Standard: professional. Some impro. Pub: Faber Music Ltd.

Blueprint for Orchestra

Windows piece for symphony orchestra. Overall shape provided: the players compose the texture during rehearsals. Four movements: length 20 minutes. Standard: amateur. Pub: Dazzle Music.

Main-Lineing       Listen

Four clarinets (Bb/Eb, 2xBb, bass) (rec. THE HUMOURS OF DARYL RUNSWICK: see CDs). Length 12 minutes. Standard: difficult. Through-composed: only the interpretation is improvised. Pub: Faber Music Ltd.

Cool>Warm>Hot       Listen

Solo clarinet (rec. THE HUMOURS OF DARYL RUNSWICK: see CDs). Length 12 minutes. Standard: difficult. No impro. Faber Music Ltd.

From Two Worlds       Listen

Flute, cello, synth, sitar, tabla, electro-acoustic backing (rec. THE HUMOURS OF DARYL RUNSWICK: see CDs). Length 13 minutes. Standard: difficult. Some impro. Pub: Faber Music Ltd.

Variations for String Orchestra       Listen

Length 20 minutes. Standard: professional. No impro. Pub: EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

Britten's Blues

Four early jazz-influenced pieces by Benjamin Britten, arranged for violin, trumpet, alto sax/clarinet, piano,bass,drums. Length 20 minutes. Standard: professional. No impro. Pub: Faber Music Ltd.

Britten: Cabaret Songs

Early jazz-influenced songs by Benjamin Britten, arranged for female voice, violin, trumpet, alto sax/clarinet, piano,bass,drums. Length 15 minutes. Standard: professional. No impro. Pub: Faber Music Ltd.

Follow, Follow

Easy piece for violin, 2nd violin or viola, cello, bass and piano. Length 5 minutes. Standard: grade 3 or lower. No impro. Pub: Dazzle Music.

Penumbra

for Wind Band and Backing.Length 8 minutes. Standard: easy. No impro (some aleatoric). Pub: Dazzle Music.

This Strange Device

for any mixed instrumental/vocal ensemble and child conductors (as many as are available). Length variable (average 5 minutes). Standard: fairly easy for performers, very easy for children. No impro. Pub: Dazzle Music.