Chamber

Threads 1996 Bass Clar/Marimba/Vibraphone.

Commissioned by Duo Contemporain.

5′
St Kentigern Suite 1986

For 11 solo strings (See also String Orchestra). Commissioned by the Friends of Glasgow Cathedral, on the occasion of the Cathedral’s 850th anniversary.

20′
Chamber Concerto 1986

F1(Clar)/Hn/Tpt/TRom/2Perc/Pf/Vln/Vc. Commissioned by the New Music Group of Scotland.

22′
Mosaics 1981

Fl(Picc.AF)/Ob/(CA)/Hpschd.Polyphonic Synthesiser/Sts. (See also Chamber Orchestra). Commissioned by Radio Clyde.

20′
String Quartet No. 4

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1978 Commissioned by the Edinburgh String Quartet. (Premiere BBC TV).

“This is a superb new quartet. Its ideas and cells are unfolded with economy and elegance.”

20′
Complementi 1973 Clar(BC)/Vln/Vc/Pf/Vln/Vc/Pf. Commissioned by Clarina Ensemble.

“A superb new work that grows in stature with each hearing”.

18′
Ritornelli Per Archi 1972 11 solo strings (See also String Orchestra). Commissioned by the Scottish Baroque Ensemble for the Edinburgh Festival. 19′
Canti Notturni 1972 F1(AF)/Clar(BC)/Vln/Vla/Vc/Pf. Commissioned by the Clarina Ensemble. 18′
Sonata For Cello And Piano 1971 Commissioned by Glasgow Chamber Music Society. 22′
Sinfonia For Seven Instruments 1968 Clar/Fag/Hn/String Quartet. Commissioned by the University of Glasgow.

“It is a virile clear cut piece, tightly packed. The form is so lucid. This sinfonia could equally be called a serenade”

17′
Piano Trio 1966 Pf/Vln/Vc. Commissioned by the Scottish Trio. 17′
Concerto Da Camera 1965 Fl/Ob.Vln/Vc/Pf. Commissioned by Bernicia Ensemble. 16′
Pas De Quoi 1964 (See also String Orchestra). 11′
Sonata For Clarinet and Piano 1962 Clar/Pf. 9′
Violin Sonata 1961 Commissioned by the University of Glasgow.

“The sonata shows that serial writing need not be wholly a cerebral soulless affair that it can approximate to music in the usual sense of the term and claim a response too.”

19′
String Quartet No. 3 1958 McEwen Composition Prize. 21′
Chamber Symphony Fl/Ob/Clars(BC)/Fg/2Hns/Tpt/2Vlns/Vla/Vc/Cb. Commissioned by Paragon Ensemble and Glasgow District Council as part of the celebrations during Glasgow’s reign as European City of Culture 1990. 26′