Vocal & Consort


                                    Vocal                     Consort                     Improvised

Vocal

Island

Song cycle for male voice (low) and piano. Text Miriam Scott. 4 Songs, total length 18 minutes. Standard, medium-difficult. No impro. Pub: Dazzle Music.

Rintrah Roars

Solo voice (written for Nicholas Clapton). Text Blake. Length 8 minutes. Standard: difficult. No impro. Pub: Dazzle Music.

accidental counterpoints

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

Lady Lazarus

Solo female voice. Text Sylvia Plath. Length 9 minutes. Standard: difficult. 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.

By George! (...and Ira)

Solo voice and piano. Arrangements of Gershwin: Fascinatin' Rhythm; Summertime; Love is Here to Stay/But Not For Me/Someone to Watch Over Me; The Lorelei; By Strauss. Length 15 minutes. Standard: medium (pno more difficult). No impro. Pub: Dazzle Music.

Marineland

Solo voice and piano. Text Richard Stilgoe. Length 2 minutes. Standard: medium. No impro. Pub: Dazzle Music.

Fishing Boats at Sea

Solo voice and piano. Text Pat Joyce. Length 2 minutes. Standard: medium. No impro. Pub: Dazzle Music.


Consort

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.

Sarabande

Consort of 6 solo voices. Written for I Fagiolini. Length 10 minutes. Standard: medium. Pub: Dazzle Music.

LOBY

Short piece for children's choir and consort of 6 adult voices. Length 10 minutes. Standard, children medium, adults difficult. No impro. Pub: Dazzle Music.

archyisms 35-46

Four solo voices SATB with backing (rec. THE VOICE THEATRE OF DARYL RUNSWICK: see CDs). Text: Don Marquis. Length 6 minutes. Standard: difficult. Some impro. Pub: Faber Music Ltd.

Piece for the Wicked

Four solo voices SATB with backing (rec. THE VOICE THEATRE OF DARYL RUNSWICK: see CDs). Texts: Shakespeare, Bible, Charlotte Bronte, Kerry Crabbe. Length 9 minutes. Standard: difficult. Some impro. Pub: Faber Music Ltd.

BLISS

Four solo voices SATB with backing (rec. THE VOICE THEATRE OF DARYL RUNSWICK: see CDs). Text: Jo Shapcott. Length 15 minutes. Standard: difficult. Some impro. Pub: Faber Music Ltd.

I Sing The Body Electric

Four solo voices SATB: 3 movements (rec. THE VOICE THEATRE OF DARYL RUNSWICK: see CDs). Texts: Basho, Whitman, Lawrence, Philip Pacey. Length 26 minutes. Standard: difficult. Some impro. Pub: Faber Music Ltd.

Patents Pending

Any 6 solo voices (written for The King's Singers but ranges of the voices are not set). Texts nonsense. Length 12 minutes. Standard: quite difficult. No impro. Pub: Faber Music Ltd.


The following can be performed with vocalists or mixed consorts including vocalists:

Dicing with De'Ath

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

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.

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.