David Matthews

(b. 9 March 1943, London).

British composer of mostly orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and piano works that have been performed throughout the world; he is also active as a scholar and writer.

Mr. Matthews wrote his first composition at age sixteen. He initially studied classics at the University of Nottingham, but then studied composition privately with Anthony Milner and received advice and encouragement from Nicholas Maw. He later received an honorary doctorate from the University of Nottingham in 1998.

As a scholar, he and his brother Colin Matthews collaborated with Deryck Cooke and Berthold Goldschmidt on revisions to the performing version of the Symphonie Nr. 10 in Fis-moll by Gustav Mahler from 1964–74.

As a writer, he has contributed reviews to various journals. His books are Michael Tippett: An Introductory Study (1979, Faber and Faber) and Britten (2003, reprinted 2013, Haus Publishing), as well as a published lecture, Landscape into Sound (1992, Claridge Press), on the relation of music to painting. He also contributed the foreword to the collection Selected Letters of Michael Tippett (2005, edited by Thomas Schuttenhelm, Faber and Faber).

He is also active in other positions. He worked as an assistant to Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten of Aldeburgh at the Aldeburgh Festival from 1966–69. He has served as a music advisor to the English Chamber Orchestra since 1988 and served as artistic director of the Deal Festival of Music and the Arts in Kent from 1989–2003. Moreover, he served as composer-in-association to the Britten Sinfonia from 1997–2001.

In addition to the works listed below, he has made several orchestrations of film music.

His primary publisher is Faber Music.


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COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS (note that publishers other than Faber Music are mentioned in parentheses after dates of composition)


Little Concerto, small orchestra, Op. 6, 1970–71 (Visible Music)

Elegy, small orchestra, Op. 16a, 1977 (version of third movement of String Quartet No. 2, Op. 16) (unpublished)

Symphony No. 1, Op. 9, 1975–78, revised 2007

Symphony No. 2, large orchestra, Op. 17, 1976–79

Sonata Canonica, small orchestra, Op. 19, 1978–79 (Visible Music)

September Music, Op. 24, 1979–80 (Boosey & Hawkes)

White Nights (fantasia), violin, small orchestra, Op. 26, 1980 (also version for violin, piano, Op. 26a)

The National Anthem Strikes Back, 1980 (Visible Music)

Introit, 2 trumpets, string orchestra, Op. 28, 1981

Serenade, small orchestra, Op. 29, 1982 (Boosey & Hawkes)

Concerto No. 1, violin, orchestra, Op. 31, 1982–83

Symphony No. 3, large orchestra, Op. 37, 1983–85

In the Dark Time (symphonic poem), large orchestra, Op. 38, 1984–85

Variations on Bach's Chorale 'Die Nacht ist Kommen', 24 or more strings, Op. 40, 1986

Chaconne, large orchestra, Op. 43, 1986–87

The Music of Dawn (symphonic poem), large orchestra, Op. 50, 1989–90

Symphony No. 4, small orchestra (27 players), Op. 51, 1989–90 (also versions of fourth movement as Three to Tango, Op. 51a; Four to Tango, Op. 51b; Five to Tango, Op. 51c; One to Tango, Op. 51d; Thirty to Tango, symphonic band, Op. 51e, 1999; It takes two, Op. 51f [also version for cello, piano, Op. 51g]; Tango for Counterpoise, Op. 51h)

Romanza, cello, small orchestra, Op. 49, 1990

Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 52, 1990

Capriccio, 2 French horns, 12–15 strings, Op. 54, 1991

Concerto, oboe, orchestra, Op. 57, 1991–92 (also two versions of fourth movement as Montana Taylor's Blues, Op. 57a; Op. 57b)

From Sea to Sky (overture), small orchestra, Op. 59, 1992

A Vision and a Journey (symphonic fantasy), large orchestra, Op. 60, 1992–93, revised 1996–97

Adagio, string orchestra, Op. 56b, 1995 (version of work for string quartet, Op. 56a)

Sinfonia, Op. 67, 1995–96

A Song and Dance Sketchbook, small orchestra, Op. 65a, 1996 (version of work for violin, viola, cello, piano, Op. 65)

Burnham Wick, small orchestra, Op. 73, 1997

Concerto No. 2, violin, small orchestra (12 players), Op. 74, 1997–98

Symphony No. 5, small orchestra, Op. 78, 1998–99 (also version for orchestra, Op. 78a, 1998–99)

Two Pieces, string orchestra, Op. 70, 1996–2000 (its sections may be performed separately: Little Chaconne; Fall Dances)

After Sunrise, Op. 82, 2000–01

Aubade, small orchestra, Op. 83, 2000–01

Winter Remembered, viola, string orchestra, Op. 86, 2001 (also version for viola, piano, Op. 86a)

Concerto in Azzurro, cello, orchestra, Op. 87, 2000–02

Away for Rio, 2002 (Visible Music)

Prelude to Part III of Handel's 'Messiah', 2002 (Visible Music)

Total Tango, string orchestra, Op. 80a, 2003 (version of movement of String Quartet No. 9, Op. 80)

Variation IV: Scherzo, Op. 100a, 2003 (section of Variations on 'Down Ampney', a collaboration with five composers; may be performed separately; also incorporated into Symphony No. 6, Op. 100) (Maecenas Music)

Y Deryn Du (The Blackbird), string orchestra, 2004 (version of work for violin, viola, cello, piano) (Visible Music)

Fanfares and Flowers, symphonic band, Op. 103, 2005–06 (also version as February Fanfare, orchestra, Op. 103a, 2006)

Goodnight Song, string orchestra, Op. 102a, 2006 (version of Darkness Draws In)

Symphony No. 6, large orchestra, Op. 100, 2003–07 (incorporates Variation IV: Scherzo, Op. 100a)

Symphony No. 7, large orchestra, Op. 109, 2008–09

Concerto, piano, string orchestra, Op. 111, 2010

Dark Pastoral (from a fragment by Ralph Vaughan Williams), cello, orchestra (8 winds, 2 French horns, strings), Op. 112, 2010

Three Birds and a Farewell, string orchestra, Op. 118, 2004–11

Romanza, violin, string orchestra, Op. 119, 2011–12 (also version for violin, piano, Op. 119a)

Double Concerto, violin, viola, string orchestra, Op. 122, 2013

A Vision of the Sea, large orchestra, Op. 125, 2013

Symphony No. 8, large orchestra, Op. 131, 2014

Symphony No. 9, large orchestra, Op. 140, 2016


Mirror Canon, string quartet, 1963 (unpublished)

String Quartet No. 1, Op. 4, 1969–70, revised 1980

Two Fantasias, Op. 5, 1970–71 (its sections may be performed separately: Fantasia, viola, 1970; Fantasia, cello, 1971) (Visible Music)

Sonatina, violin, Op. 8, 1974 (Visible Music)

String Quartet No. 2, Op. 16, 1974–76 (also version of third movement as Elegy, Op. 16a [unpublished])

Music of Evening, guitar, ensemble (flute, double bass, harpsichord, marimba), Op. 11, 1976 (unpublished)

Songs and Dances of Mourning, cello, Op. 12, 1976 (Visible Music)

Toccatas and Pastorals, 2 oboes, bassoon, harpsichord, Op. 13, 1976 (Visible Music)

String Quartet No. 3, Op. 18, 1977–78

Cantares, guitar, electric guitar, flamenco guitar, bass guitar, string quartet, 1980 (collaboration with Peter Sculthorpe)

White Nights (fantasia), violin, piano, Op. 26a, 1980 (version of work for violin, small orchestra, Op. 26)

String Quartet No. 4, Op. 27, 1981

Duet Variations, flute, piano, Op. 30, 1982 (also version for violin, piano, Op. 30a, 2003) (Boosey & Hawkes)

Winter Journey, violin, Op. 32, 1982–83, revised 1993 (also version for viola, Op. 32a, 1999)

Piano Trio No. 1, violin, cello, piano, Op. 34, 1983

Clarinet Quartet, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, Op. 35, 1984

String Quartet No. 5, Op. 36, 1984–85

The Burke and Wills Waltzes, ensemble, 1985 (concert suite from film score Burke & Wills; collaboration with Peter Sculthorpe) (Visible Music)

Three Studies, violin, Op. 39, 1985

Aria, violin, piano, Op. 41, 1986

The Flaying of Marsyas (concertino), oboe, string quartet, Op. 42, 1986–87

String Trio No. 1, violin, viola, cello, Op. 48, 1989

Danny's Dance, violin, viola, 1989 (also version for cello, piano, 2005) (original version unpublished)

String Quartet No. 6, Op. 56, 1990–91 (one section may be performed separately: Adagio, Op. 56a, 1990 [also version for string orchestra, Op. 56b])

Three to Tango, violin, cello, piano, Op. 51a, 1991 (version of fourth movement of Symphony No. 4, Op. 51; also versions as Four to Tango, violin, viola, cello, piano, Op. 51b, 1993; Five to Tango, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, Op. 51c, 1993; It takes two, violin, piano, Op. 51f, 2006 [also version for cello, piano, Op. 51g, 2013]; Tango for Counterpoise, tenor saxophone, trumpet, violin, piano, Op. 51h)

Cadenzas to Mozart's Oboe Concerto, K 271k, 1991 (Visible Music)

Long Lion Days, cello, piano, Op. 55, 1991–93

Montana Taylor's Blues, oboe, piano, Op. 57a, 1993 (version of fourth movement of Concerto, Op. 57; also version for violin, piano, Op. 57b, 1996)

A Little Threnody, English horn, Op. 63, 1993 (also version for bassoon, Op. 63a, 2004)

Piano Trio No. 2, violin, cello, piano, Op. 61, 1993–94

A Song and Dance Sketchbook, violin, viola, cello, piano, Op. 65, 1995 (also version for small orchestra, Op. 65a)

Chant, viola, 1997 (Visible Music)

Y Deryn Du (The Blackbird), violin, viola, cello, piano, 1998 (also versions for piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, 1998; string orchestra)

Pieces of Seven, flute, piano, 1998

Canon for Michael, string quartet, 1998 (unpublished)

Cadenzas to Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto, K 299, 1998 (Visible Music)

String Quartet No. 8, Op. 75, 1998

Tango Flageoletto, cello, piano, 1999

Three Roman Miniatures, clarinet, Op. 81, 1999–2000

String Quartet No. 9, Op. 80, 2000 (also version of one movement as Total Tango, Op. 80a)

Sarabande, flute, piano, 2000 (Visible Music)

Eight Duos, 2 violins, Op. 79, 1999–2001

String Quartet No. 10, Op. 84, 2000–01 (also version as Four Australian Birds, violin, Op. 84a, 2001–04)

Fifteen Fugues, violin, Op. 88, 1999–2002 (also version of three fugues as Three Fugues, piano, Op. 88a [unpublished]; version of another fugue for string quartet, Op. 88b, 2002)

Pastoral, violin, piano, 2002 (unpublished)

Winter Remembered, viola, piano, Op. 86a, 2003 (version of work for viola, string orchestra, Op. 86)

String Trio No. 2, violin, viola, cello, Op. 89, 2003

Not Farewell, viola/violin, 2003 (Visible Music)

Dialectique cordiale, violin, cello, 2003 (unpublished)

Piano Quintet, piano, string quartet, Op. 92, 2004

Little Serenade, string quartet, Op. 93, 2004

The Two Cuckoos, alto recorder, 2004 (Peacock Press)

Chaconne pour la ville de St.-Nazaire, violin, cello, 2004 (unpublished)

Piano Trio No. 3, violin, cello, piano, Op. 97, 2005

Marius's Dance, 2 violins, 2005 (unpublished)

In the Dark Wood, clarinet, piano, 2005

Darkness Draws In, viola, Op. 102, 2005 (also version as Goodnight Song, Op. 102a)

Cadenza to Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 7, 2006 (Visible Music)

Tango di Boda, guitar, violin, double bass, piano, accordion, 2006 (version of work for piano 4 hands) (unpublished)

The National Anthem, violin, 2007

Adonis, violin, piano, Op. 105, 2007

Journeying Songs, cello, Op. 95, 2004–08 (its three sections may be performed separately: Song for Judith, 2004; Song for Elaine, 2007; Song for Gemma, 2008)

String Quartet No. 11, Op. 108, 2007–08

String Quartet No. 12, Op. 114, 2004–10

Horn Quintet, French horn, string quartet, Op. 115, 2010

Romanza, violin, piano, Op. 119a, 2011–12 (version of work for violin, string orchestra, Op. 119)

A Blackbird Sang, flute (+ piccolo, alto flute), violin, viola, cello, Op. 121, 2013

Duo Sonata, violin, cello, Op. 123, 2013


Christ is Born of Maiden Fair (traditional), mixed chorus, 1968

Coventry Carol, mixed chorus, 1969

Stars (cantata, text by Peter Holman), mixed chorus, orchestra, Op. 3, 1970

Four Hymns (texts by Friedrich Hölderlin, John Donne, an anonymous source, Clive Griffin Smith), mixed chorus, Op. 20, 1972–78

The Company of Lovers (5 songs, texts by David Campbell, Judith Wright), mixed chorus, Op. 25, 1980

The Rose Carol (traditional), mixed chorus, 1986 (Visible Music)

The Ship of Death (text by D. H. Lawrence), 8 mixed voices, Op. 46, 1988–89

Fanfare for the Queen Mother, mixed chorus, 1990 (Visible Music)

Salve Regina, mixed chorus, 1991, revised 2005 (Visible Music)

Good Cheer, Piers, mixed chorus, 1993 (unpublished)

Moments of Vision (texts by Gerard Manley Hopkins, D. H. Lawrence, John Keats, Sir Geoffrey Hill, Edward Thomas, Thomas Hardy), mixed chorus, Op. 68, 1978–95

Vespers (texts by Rainer Maria Rilke [translated by Babette Deutsch], Latin liturgy), mezzo-soprano, tenor, mixed chorus, large orchestra, Op. 66, 1993–96 (also version of final movement as All will grow great and powerful again, mezzo-soprano, violin, cello, piano, Op. 66b)

Hurrahing in Harvest (text by Gerard Manley Hopkins), 6 mixed voices, Op. 71, 1997

The Doorway of the Dawn (text from a source of the Pima people), mixed chorus, Op. 76, 1999 (Chester Music)

Psalm 23 (The Lord is my Shepherd), mixed chorus, organ, Op. 90, 2003

Æquam memento (text by Horace), mixed chorus, Op. 91, 2003–04

Two Choruses (text by W. H. Auden), mixed chorus, Op. 101, 2005

The Key of the Kingdom (text from an anonymous source), mixed chorus, organ ad libitum, Op. 106, 2008

Fortune's Wheel (text by Boethius), mixed chorus, small orchestra (percussion, strings), Op. 120, 2011–12

Two Poems of John Clare (text by John Clare), children's chorus, piano, Op. 127, 2013 (unpublished)


Three songs (text by Alun Lewis), baritone, piano, Op. 2, 1969–70 (Visible Music)

Three songs (texts by Victor Hugo, Paul Éluard, Charles Baudelaire), soprano, large orchestra, Op. 1, 1968–71

Upon Time (4 songs, texts by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Robert Herrick, Giacomo Leopardi), medium voice, piano, Op. 7, 1970–71 (Visible Music)

The Book of Hours (6 songs, text by Rainer Maria Rilke), mezzo-soprano, piano, Op. 10, 1975, revised 1999

Eclogue (text by Henry Vaughan), soprano, flute, violin, viola, cello, piano, 2 percussion, Op. 14, 1976 (Visible Music)

Ehmals und Jetzt (6 songs, texts by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Friedrich Hölderlin), soprano, piano, Op. 22, 1972–79 (Visible Music)

Four Yeats Songs (text by William Butler Yeats), tenor, piano, Op. 23, 1976–79 (Visible Music)

A Cloud Sequence (texts by Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Wordsworth, Gerard Manley Hopkins, James Thomson, Rupert Brooke), speaker, ensemble, 1979 (Visible Music)

The Golden Kingdom (song-cycle, texts by Percy Bysshe Shelley, Kathleen Raine, William Blake), high voice, piano, Op. 33, 1979–83 (also version for medium voice, piano, Op. 33a, 1979–83; versions of one section, Spell of Sleep [text by Kathleen Raine], for soprano, 2 clarinets, viola, cello, double bass, Op. 33b, 1992; baritone, clarinet, piano, Op. 33c, 1995)

Cantiga (text by Maggie Hemingway), soprano, orchestra, Op. 45, 1987–88

Marina (text by T. S. Eliot), baritone, basset horn, viola, piano, Op. 44, 1988

From Coastal Stations (6 songs, text by Maggie Hemingway), medium voice, piano, Op. 53, 1990–91

The Sleeping Lord (text by David Jones), soprano, flute, clarinet, harp, string quartet, Op. 58, 1992

Pride (text by Maggie Hemingway), soprano, alto, tenor, string quartet, 1993 (Visible Music)

A Congress of Passions (cantata, text by Sappho), medium voice, oboe, piano, Op. 62, 1993–94 (also version for medium voice, oboe, 14 strings, Op. 62a, 2001)

Skies now are Skies (String Quartet No. 7) (texts by D. H. Lawrence, e. e. cummings, the Song of Solomon), tenor, string quartet, Op. 64, 1994

Two Housman Songs (text by A. E. Housman), soprano, string quartet, Op. 69, 1996

Winter Passions (text by Alexander Pushkin), baritone, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, Op. 77, 1999

For a Wine Festival, soprano, piano, Op. 98a, 1991–2003 (section of A Garland for Presteigne, a collaboration with ten composers; may be performed separately; a version was also incorporated into Movement of Autumn, Op. 98)

Voyages (4 songs, texts by Charles Baudelaire, Victor Hugo), medium voice, violin, viola, cello, piano, Op. 96, 2003–04 (one section may be performed separately: L'Invitation au voyage [text by Charles Baudelaire], soprano, violin, viola, cello, piano, Op. 96a, 2003)

Movement of Autumn (5 songs, text by Vernon Watkins), soprano, small orchestra, Op. 98, 2003–05 (incorporates a version of For a Wine Festival, Op. 98a)

That Very Breath (text by Beverley Ashill), mezzo-soprano, violin, viola, cello, Op. 99, 2005 (unpublished)

Terrible Beauty (texts by Homer [English translation], William Shakespeare), medium voice, flute, clarinet, harp, string quartet, Op. 104, 2006–07

All will grow great and powerful again (text by Rainer Maria Rilke [translated by Babette Deutsch]), mezzo-soprano, violin, cello, piano, Op. 66b, 2008 (version of final movement of Vespers, Op. 66)

One Foot in Eden (text by Edwin Muir), tenor, piano, string quartet, Op. 107, 2008

Happiness (texts by Emily Dickinson, Edward Thomas, Carl Sandburg, D. H. Lawrence), high voice, recorder, Op. 110, 2009 (Peacock Press)

Actæon (text by Ovid [translated by Ted Hughes]), speaker, tenor saxophone, trumpet, violin, piano, Op. 113, 2009–10

Lebensregeln (text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe), high voice, piano, Op. 116, 2002–11 (unpublished)

Three Dunwich Songs, high voice, piano, Op. 126, 2008–13 (unpublished)


Fugue on BACH, piano 4 hands, 1964

Etude, Op. 21, 1978 (Visible Music)

Three Preludes, Op. 15, 1976–79, revised 2005 (Visible Music)

Sonata, Op. 47, 1989

One to Tango, Op. 51d, 1993 (version of fourth movement of Symphony No. 4, Op. 51)

Four Waltzes, piano 4 hands, 1996 (Neil A. Kjos Music Company)

Variations, Op. 72, 1997

Caution on Mud Road, piano 4 hands, 1999 (collaboration with Jean Hasse) (Visible Music)

Two Amorous Duets, piano 4 hands, 2000 (Visible Music)

Three Fugues, Op. 88a, 2001–02 (version of three fugues from Fifteen Fugues, Op. 88) (unpublished)

Tango di Boda, piano 4 hands, 2002 (also version for guitar, violin, double bass, piano, accordion) (unpublished)

A Lament, 2002 (Visible Music)

75 Steps up Temple Fortune Hill, 2005 (unpublished)

Jenifer Chorale, piano (7/8 players), 2005 (unpublished)

One, 2006

Two Dionysus Dithyrambs, Op. 94, 2004–07

Four Portraits, Op. 124, 2013


Invocation, 2000

Band of Angels, Op. 85, 2001

Come down O Love Divine, 2004 (unpublished)

Variation on 'Cromer', 2005 (unpublished)


Doctor Holman, His Galiard, 1996 (Visible Music)


Manganinnie, 1980 (John Honey; collaboration with Peter Sculthorpe) (unpublished)

Burke & Wills, 1985 (Graeme Clifford; collaboration with Peter Sculthorpe; a concert suite was arranged as The Burke and Wills Waltzes)


Essington, 1974 (Julian Pringle; collaboration with Michael Hannan, Peter Sculthorpe) (unpublished)

ARRANGEMENTS (selection):

Souvenirs de Munich (Emmanuel Chabrier), ensemble, 1978 (Visible Music)

Small Town from the Fifth Continent (Peter Sculthorpe), string quartet, 1980 (unpublished)

La lugubre Gondola II, S 200 (Franz Liszt), small orchestra, 1983 (Visible Music)

Andante from Streichsextett Nr. 1 in B-dur, Op. 18 (Johannes Brahms), string orchestra, 1987

Suite from A Village Romeo and Juliet (Frederick Delius), orchestra, 1987

L'Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant (Francis Poulenc), speaker, ensemble, 1988 (Chester Music)

The Seasons, Op. 37a (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky), orchestra, 1989

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 (Sergei Prokofiev), ensemble, 1991 (Boosey & Hawkes)

Reorchestration of Liebst du um Schönheit from Rückert-Lieder (Gustav Mahler), voice, orchestra, 1992 (Josef Weinberger)

Two Pieces for Small Orchestra (Frederick Delius), ensemble, 1993 (Visible Music)

Four Early Songs (Gustav Mahler), medium voice, small orchestra, 1994 (Josef Weinberger)

Rückert-Lieder (Gustav Mahler), voice, ensemble, 1992–95 (Josef Weinberger)

Seven Songs (Alma Mahler), medium voice, orchestra, 1996 (collaboration with Colin Matthews) (Universal Edition)

Im Dorfe from Winterreise, D 911 (Franz Schubert), string quartet, 1997

Sonate Nr. 28 in A-dur, Op. 101 (Ludwig van Beethoven), string quartet, 1997 (Visible Music)

Fun, fun, fun (The Beach Boys), ensemble, 1998 (Visible Music)

Ricercar à 6 from Das musikalische Opfer, BWV 1079 (Johann Sebastian Bach), 9 winds, 1999 (Visible Music)

Lieder und Gesänge (Gustav Mahler), medium voice, orchestra, 1964–2002 (collaboration with Colin Matthews) (Josef Weinberger)

Präludium und Fuge in B-moll from Das wohltemperierte Klavier, BWV 867 (Johann Sebastian Bach), string quartet, 2002 (Visible Music)

Quejas, o la maja y el ruiseñor from Goyescas, Op. 11 (Enrique Granados), orchestra, 2003

Im wunderschönen Monat Mai from Dichterliebe, Op. 48 (Robert Schumann), string quartet, 2004 (Visible Music)

Les Nuits d'été, Op. 7 (Hector Berlioz), voice, ensemble, 2005 (Josef Weinberger)

Final Scene from Capriccio, Op. 85 (Richard Strauss), ensemble, 2005 (Boosey & Hawkes)

Zwei Gesänge (Gestillte Sehnsucht–Geistliches Wiegenlied), Op. 91 (Johannes Brahms), voice, viola, orchestra, 2005 (unpublished)

Sechs Lieder (Johannes Brahms), medium voice, ensemble, 2005 (unpublished)

Cheek to cheek (Irving Berlin), mixed chorus, ensemble, 2005 (unpublished)

Owen Wingrave, Op. 85 (Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten of Aldeburgh), 3 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, 2 tenors, 2 baritones, small orchestra (15 players), 2006–07

Book I from Po zarostlém chodníčku – On an Overgrown Path (Leoš Janáček), orchestra, 2007–08

Prelude, Op. 74 No. 4 (Alexander Scriabin), string quartet, 2011 (unpublished)

DISCOGRAPHY (as arranger)

Andante from Streichsextett Nr. 1 in B-dur, Op. 18 (Johannes Brahms); Suite from A Village Romeo and Juliet (Frederick Delius). Carl Davis/London Philharmonic Orchestra (Virgin Classics: VC 7 90716-2, 1988)

L'Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant (Francis Poulenc). The Fibonacci Sequence (Fibonacci Recordings: FIB1123, 1995)

Seven Songs (Alma Mahler). Iris Vermillion, mezzo-soprano; Riccardo Chailly/Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest (Decca Records: 455 112-2, 1997)

Lieder und Gesänge (Gustav Mahler; 4 excerpts). Ruth Ziesak, soprano; Daniele Gatti/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (BMG/RCA: 75605 51345 2, 1999)

Souvenirs de Munich (Emmanuel Chabrier). Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker (col legno: WWE 60018, 2009)

DISCOGRAPHY (as composer)

Romanza, Op. 49. Mstislav Rostropovich, cello; Raymond Leppard/English Chamber Orchestra (EMI Classics: CDC 7 54164 2, 1990)

Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 34. English Piano Trio (Kingdom: KCLCD 2029, 1992)

Cantiga, Op. 45; Introit, Op. 28; September Music, Op. 24; Lieder und Gesänge (Gustav Mahler; 7 excerpts). Jill Gomez, Countess of Northesk, soprano; John Carewe/Bournemouth Sinfonietta (Unicorn-Kanchana: DKP 9120, 1992 [partially reissued as part of NMC Recordings: D084, NMC Recordings: D100])

Symphony No. 4, Op. 51. Malcolm Nabarro/East of England Orchestra (Collins Classics: 20082, 1994 [reissued as part of NMC Recordings: D084])

String Quartet No. 3, Op. 18; String Quartet No. 6, Op. 56; The Flaying of Marsyas, Op. 42; A Little Threnody, Op. 63. Nicholas Daniel, oboe, English horn; Brindisi String Quartet (Metronome: MET 1005, 1994)

Sonata, Op. 47. William Howard, piano (NMC Recordings: D021S, 1994)

Adagio, Op. 56a. Brodsky Quartet (Silva Classics: SILKD 6001, 1994)

Winter Journey, Op. 32. Peter Sheppard Skærved, violin (Fish Ear: FECD621, 1995)

The Golden Kingdom, Op. 33. Margaret Field, soprano; Andrew Ball, piano (Redcliffe Recordings: RR 009, 1995)

The Doorway of the Dawn, Op. 76. Peter Broadbent/The Joyful Company of Singers (EMI Classics: 7243 5 56961 2, 2000)

Chaconne, Op. 43 (excerpt). Jac van Steen/BBC Symphony Orchestra (NMC Recordings: D069, 2000)

In the Dark Time, Op. 38; Chaconne, Op. 43. Jac van Steen/BBC Symphony Orchestra (NMC Recordings: D067, 2001)

Y Deryn Du (The Blackbird) (original version). Schubert Ensemble (NMC Recordings: D075, 2001)

Duet Variations, Op. 30. Jeffrey Khaner, flute; Charles Abramovic, piano (Avie Records: AV0016, 2002)

Cantiga, Op. 45; September Music, Op. 24; Introit, Op. 28; Symphony No. 4, Op. 51. Jill Gomez, Countess of Northesk, soprano; John Carewe/Bournemouth Sinfonietta; Malcolm Nabarro/East of England Orchestra (NMC Recordings: D084, 2003 [partial reissue of Unicorn-Kanchana: DKP 9120; reissue of Collins Classics: 20082])

Three Studies, Op. 39; Fuga from Fifteen Fugues, Op. 88. Peter Sheppard Skærved, violin (Metier Records: MSV CD 92028, c. 2003)

For a Wine Festival, Op. 98a. Gillian Keith, soprano; Simon Lepper, piano (Metronome: MET 1065, 2004)

Cantiga, Op. 45 (excerpt). Jill Gomez, Countess of Northesk, soprano; John Carewe/Bournemouth Sinfonietta (NMC Recordings: D100, 2004 [partial reissue of Unicorn-Kanchana: DKP 9120])

Capriccio, Op. 54. Alexandra Carr, Richard Watkins, French horns; Michael Thompson/strings of the Royal Academy of Music Concert Orchestra (Royal Academy of Music: RAM 016, 2004)

Moments of Vision, Op. 68; Hurrahing in Harvest, Op. 71; The Ship of Death, Op. 46. Charles Janz/Colmore Consort (Colmore Consort, 2006)

Winter Remembered, Op. 86. Sarah-Jane Bradley, viola; George Vass/Orchestra Nova (Dutton Epoch: CDLX 7186, 2007)

From Sea to Sky, Op. 59; A Congress of Passions, Op. 62a; Aubade, Op. 83; Movement of Autumn, Op. 98; Total Tango, Op. 80a; The Sleeping Lord, Op. 58; Goodnight Song, Op. 102a. Gillian Keith, Rachel Nicholls, sopranos; Lucie Špičková, mezzo-soprano; Ruth Bolister, oboe; George Vass/Orchestra Nova (Dutton Epoch: CDLX 7189, 2007)

The Music of Dawn, Op. 50; Concerto in Azzurro, Op. 87; A Vision and a Journey, Op. 60. Guy Johnston, cello; Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (Chandos Records: CHAN 10487, 2009)

Symphony No. 1, Op. 9; Symphony No. 3, Op. 37; Symphony No. 5, Op. 78a. Martyn Brabbins/BBC National Orchestra of Wales (Dutton Epoch: CDLX 7222, 2009)

Symphony No. 2, Op. 17; Symphony No. 6, Op. 100. Jac van Steen/BBC National Orchestra of Wales (Dutton Epoch: CDLX 7234, 2010)

Terrible Beauty, Op. 104; Clarinet Quartet, Op. 35; Marina, Op. 44; String Trio No. 1, Op. 48; String Trio No. 2, Op. 89; Winter Passions, Op. 77. Susan Bickley, mezzo-soprano; Stephan Loges, baritone; Richard Hosford, clarinet, basset horn; Malin Broman, Marianne Thorsen, violins; Lawrence Power, viola; Paul Watkins, cello; Ian Brown, piano; Lionel Friend/Nash Ensemble (NMC Recordings: D152, 2010)

String Quartet No. 4, Op. 27; Adagio, Op. 56a; String Quartet No. 6, Op. 56; String Quartet No. 10, Op. 84. Kreutzer Quartet (Toccata Classics: TOCC0058, 2010)

Concerto No. 1, Op. 31; Concerto, Op. 57; Concerto No. 2, Op. 74; After Sunrise, Op. 82. Nicholas Daniel, oboe; Philippe Graffin, violin; George Vass/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Nova (Dutton Epoch: CDLX 7261, 2011)

Dark Pastoral, Op. 112. Guy Johnston, cello; Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Orchestra (Dutton Epoch: CDLX 7289, 2012)

Eight Duos, Op. 79. Retorica (NMC Recordings: D182, 2012)

String Quartet No. 5, Op. 36; String Quartet No. 12, Op. 114. Kreutzer Quartet (Toccata Classics: TOCC0059, 2012)

Actæon, Op. 113. Counterpoise (Deux-Elles Classical Recordings: DXL1151, 2013)

Three Studies, Op. 39; Fifteen Fugues, Op. 88; Winter Journey, Op. 32. Peter Sheppard Skærved, violin (Toccata Classics: TOCC0152, 2013)

Concerto, Op. 111; Sonata, Op. 47; Variations, Op. 72; Two Dionysus Dithyrambs, Op. 94; One to Tango, Op. 51d. Laura Mikkola, piano; George Vass/Orchestra Nova (Toccata Classics: TOCC0166, 2013)

Vespers, Op. 66; Symphony No. 7, Op. 109. Katie Bray, mezzo-soprano; Matthew Long, tenor; John Carewe, David Hill/The Bach Choir, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (Dutton Epoch: CDLX 7305, 2014)

String Quartet No. 1, Op. 4; String Quartet No. 2, Op. 16; String Quartet No. 3, Op. 18; Mirror Canon; Prelude, Op. 74 No. 4 (Alexander Scriabin). Kreutzer Quartet (Toccata Classics: TOCC0060, 2014)

Horn Quintet, Op. 115. Richard Watkins, French horn; Laura Samuel, Marianne Thorsen, violins; Lawrence Power, viola; Adrian Brendel, cello (NMC Recordings: D203, 2015)

Symphony No. 9, Op. 140; Variations on Bach's Chorale 'Die Nacht ist Kommen', Op. 40; Double Concerto, Op. 122. Sara Trickey, violin; Sarah-Jane Bradley, viola; Kenneth Woods/English String Orchestra, English Symphony Orchestra (Nimbus Records: NI 6382, 2019)