Vocal

the music of Stephen Gibson

The Flea (1980)

Words by John Donne.

Speaker, trumpet, trombone and percussion.

Written for Birmingham University Dance Department, and first performed in July 1980.

6'

Two Rimbaud Translations (1983/84)   

Poems by Arthur Rimbaud in English versions by Charles Causley. 

1. Sleeper in the Valley.
2. Barbarian.

Soprano and piano.

First performed at Burgh House, Hamstead in April 1985 by Susannah Self and Stephen Gibson.

See also Orchestral Works

10'

Subclass Four Million  (1983)

Poem by Jan Quakenbush used as the basis for the music theatre work Subclass Four Million.

Medium voice and piano.

See Stage Works

4'

Two Causley Settings (1984)

Poems by Charles Causley. 

1. Hawthorn White, Hawthorn Red.
2. Bible Story.

High voice and piano.

First performed by Mark Salzman in Pasadena, California, July 1984.

8'

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

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

Baritone and piano.

See also Chamber Works

12'

Music Hall Songs (1987)  

Seven songs for baritone and piano to verses by Jeremy Brooker. 

17'

Published by Ararat Music AR003   

See also Chamber Works and Stage Works

How To Become a Professional Violinist (or The Titanic Lurch) (1989)  

Piano reduction of the music theatre work to words by Jeremy Brooker.

See also Stage Works

40'

Here's a Health to Cardinal Puff (1991)

35'

See Stage Works

Rare Birds (1994)

Six songs about extinct species of bird.

soprano and baryton.

Verses by Jeremy Brooker.

First performed by Carole McBride and Jeremy Brooker at Sutton House June 1994

20'

CD recording available.

excerpt from Rare Birds - The Stephen Island Wren
Marie Vassiliou, soprano, Jeremy Brooker, baryton, dur.2'49

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'

The Giant Intemperance (1995)

Five scenes from magic lantern slides for soprano, mezzo, baritone and electric keyboard.

Texts by Jeremy Brooker.

First performed by Harriet Neave, Annie Utha, Robert Carpenter Turner and Nicola Meecham at the 1995 Broadstairs Dickens Festival.

30'

A Medley of Madams (1998)

Six phonebox fantasies about ladies of the night.

Soprano, baritone, saxophone (alto, tenor), vibraphone.

Verses by Jeremy Brooker.

Score available. Parts.

20'

The Creeping Crawling Terror (2006)

Six dramatic songs about insects

Soprano and piano

Verses by David Wilson

Score available.

25'

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