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Premieres commissioned

by Music in The Village

2003-4           John Webb

Surge

Harpsichord solo

Commissioned by Trevor Pinnock with financial assistance from the Britten-Pears Foundation and Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust.

Bringing this premiére to our very first concert inspired me to institute an annualcommissioning policy.

 

2004-5          Roderick Williams                        

Enough

Baroque oboe solo - prelude to BWV 82 Ich habe genug

Commissioned for Gail Hennessy by Peter McCarthy with financial assistance from theBritten-Pears Foundation.

During this season we started the audience collection for the annual new commission for premiére in the following season.

 

2005-6          Jonathan Rathbone

More Fools than Wise

String quartet

Commissioned by the audience of Music in the Village with financial assistance from the Britten-Pears Foundation and Waltham Forest Arts Council

 

2006-7          Nicholas Sackman  Before the Rainbow

Quintet - violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano

Commissioned by the audience of Music in the Village with financial assistance from the Britten-Pears Foundation and the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust.

At this point I woke up to the fact that only male composers had been represented so far!

 

2007-8          Rhian Samuel (text Anne Stevenson)

A River

Soprano, baroque oboe, viola da gamba, harpsichord

Commissioned by the audience of Music in the Village with financial assistance from the Britten-Pears Foundation.

 

2008-9            Simon Speare                                      

Escape

Wind quintet

Commissioned by the audience of Music in the Village with financial assistance from Apex Arts (Arts Council for Waltham Forest).

 

2009-10 Thea Musgrave  (text Isaac Rosenberg)

Snow

Soprano, oboe d'amore, viola da gamba

Commissioned by the audience of Music in the Village with financial assistance from the Britten-Pears Foundation.

2010-11           Cecilia McDowall  

Time between Tides

String trio

Commissioned by the audience of Music in the Village.

 

2010-11           Peter McCarthy

A distant kiss

String quartet

Gift to Lucy Russell of the Fitzwilliam String Quartet - not intended for performance in this series!

 

2011-12            Jennifer Fowler                        

Uncoiling

Oboe solo

Commissioned by the audience of Music in the Village.

 

2012-13           Liz Johnson                                

Tide Purl

String quartet

Commissioned by the audience of Music in the Village.

 

2013-14           Fabian Watkinson

Blue remembered hills

Piano trio

Commissioned by the audience of Music in the Village.

 

2014-15           Rachel Stott

The Observation of suspended Objects

String trio

Commissioned by the audience of Music in the Village.

 

2013-14           Jacques Cohen        

Nun danket alle Gott 

String quartet

Commissioned by Paul and David Delve to celebrate the life of Joan Trethewy.

 

2015-16           Vasiliki Legaki  

The Wind on the Moon

Guitar solo - in scordatura

Commissioned by the audience of Music in the Village

 

2016-17            Tom Randle  (text William Morris)

Rhyme Slayeth Shame

High voice, piano & string quartet

Commissioned by the audience of Music in the Village

Additional First Performances