Chamber

the music of Stephen Gibson

Early String Quartet (1974/2005)

In three movements.

Full score available. 

excerpt from Early String Quartet - II Lento espressivo - opening
dur.4'09

excerpt from Early String Quartet - III Molto allegro - opening
 dur.1'37

20'

Sonatina (1973/86)

In three movements.

Flute, 'cello and piano.

Score available. Parts.

10'

Bristol Street Boogie-woogie (1978/79)

A work inspired by Birmingham street lighting.

4 percussionists (2 crotales, 2 cencerros, 2 triangles, 2 susp. Cymbals, 1 gong, 1 bass drum, xylophone, vibraphone, glockenspiel, tubular bells, celesta, piano).

7'

Four Pieces for String Quartet (1978)

First performed in 1978 by the Hayward String Quartet

Full score available. 

excerpt from Four Pieces for String Quartet - I Allegro
dur.0'51

8'

Extension II (1979-80)

Six movements incorporating words of the Marriage and Death Rites of the Anglican church.

1. Intrada.
2. Sequenza.
3. In Nomine I.
4. Chemin.
5. In Nomine II.
6. Ulterior.

Solo piano, 6 baritones, 3 basses, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba and 2 percussionists.

See also Instrumental Works

30'

Extension III  (1980)

Two movements separated by a cadenza.

Flute, clarinet, guitar, viola, 'cello and double bass.

First performed at the 1983 Huddersfield Festival by The Koenig Ensemble, conducted by Jan Latham-Koenig.

excerpt from Extension III - Opening
Koenig Ensemble conducted by Jan Latham-Koenig, dur.2'06

9'

Sonata in E  (1981)

A free composition on a Sonata in E by Domenico Scarlatti.

Flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, viola, 'cello and double bass.

First performed at the 1982 Huddersfield Festival by The Endymion Ensemble, conducted by John Whitfield.

See also Instrumental Works

4'

Meridian (1982)

4 violins, 2 violas and oboe.

Written and recorded for the video piece Olam by Alan Geldart.

excerpt from Meridian
Ensemble conducted by the composer, dur.2'00

7'

"There Was Once a Time....." (1984-85)

for baritone and chamber ensemble.

Four untitled poems by Hamdija Demirovic in English versions by Charles Causley.

2 flutes (2 dbl. Picc.), oboe, clarinet, bassoon (dbl. Cbsn.), trumpet, horn, trombone, harp, string quartet and doublebass.

See also Vocal Works

12'

The Beggars' Serenade  (1988)  

1. Tramper's Paradise
2. The Busker's Serenade
3. Song of the Dole Cheque
4. Squatter's Revenge

Clarinet, violin, 'cello and piano

17'

Published by Ararat Music AR002 

Music Hall Songs (1987)

See Stage Works (for listing)

17'

Happy Land (1994)

A cantata in two parts for soprano, tenor, baritone, flute, guitar and doublebass.

Texts compiled from folk verses held at The Vaughan Williams Library.

Full score available. Parts.

90'

String Quartet no.1  (2004)

In four movements.

Full score available. 

30'

excerpt from String Quartet no.1 - II Scherzando - opening
dur.2'37

excerpt from String Quartet no.1 - IV Allegro rhythmico - opening
dur.3'05

Theme, Variations and Chorale  (2005)

Solo 'cello and seven accompanying 'cellos

See also Instrumental Works

18'

excerpt from Theme, Variations and Chorale - var. 6-10 and
Chorale -
opening

dur.4'18

String Quartet no.2  (2006)

In three movements.

Full score available. 

excerpt from String Quartet no.2 - I Lullaby - opening
dur.1'34

excerpt from String Quartet no.2- II Life - excerpt
dur.4'04

excerpt from String Quartet no.2 - III Epitaph - excerpt
 dur.1'51

21'

Altered States (2010)

Eight solo violins

1) Meridian.
2) From the Seed.

18'

Altered States
dur16'18

Quartet for Four Double Basses (2010)

1. Meditation. 2. Baroque Illusions 3. Introduction and Ride

See Instrumental Works

Quartet for Four Double Basses
dur16'57

15'

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