Commissioned by Duo Contemporain.
|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.
F1(Clar)/Hn/Tpt/TRom/2Perc/Pf/Vln/Vc. Commissioned by the New Music Group of Scotland.
Fl(Picc.AF)/Ob/(CA)/Hpschd.Polyphonic Synthesiser/Sts. (See also Chamber Orchestra). Commissioned by Radio Clyde.
|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.”
|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”.
|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”
|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.”
|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′|