Concert Music





Many recordings exist of my 'concert' music: here are a few (quite a few!) I've arranged them in reverse order of recording date ( BUT the earlier stuff is just as good as the more recent!) As more recordings accrue I'll add them here.

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2018 Alison's Piano Book   
    A selection from my book of occasional piano pieces
    played by Aleksander Szram.

2017 Capricci   
    For any solo instrument of the string family. Written in 2014,
    played here by myself on double bass.

2015 Life, suddenly
    New song cycle (composed 2013) with texts by Alison Truefitt.
    Performed by Alison and myself.

2013 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.

2010 Scafra Preludes    Download!
    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.

2002    Yule's King
    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    Symphony No.1
    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.

1999   Marineland
    Song for voice and piano with text by Richard Stilgoe.     Performed by Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside.

 Moto Interrotto
    Semi-improvised quasi-concerto for piano and backing written
    in 1995. Performed by Daryl (from the Overlays CD).

 Moto Ripreso
    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
    Gregory Rose.

1998    Grunt
    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).

1993    Cool>Warm>Hot
    Solo clarinet piece with multiphonics and micro-intervals, written
    in 1983. Performed by Andrew Sparling (from the Humours of
    Daryl Runswick

    Piece for clarinet quartet written in 1991. Performed by
    No Strings Attached (from the Humours of Daryl Runswick CD).

  Mouth Symphony
    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.