Jeremy Pike - Principal Works


photo: Tom Bangbala


Orchestral Works

Overture, for symphony orchestra, 1st perf. Thames Vale Youth Orch, 1974; perfs. by East Anglia Univ. Orchestra; RAM Training Orchestra.

Idyll for Alexandra, strings & harp, 1st perf. Stamford Chamber Orchestra, Stamford Arts 1987.

Symphony for chamber orchestra, 1st perf. Abingdon Student CO, St. Niklaas, Belgium, 1974.

Bassoon Concerto, 1st perf. Graham Salvage (principal bassoonist of the Halle), RNCM New Music Ensemble, conductor Edward Warren, RNCM, 1995. Performed by Chetham's Contemporary Music Ensemble as part of ISCM World Music Days, Manchester 1998. Listen online (first movement, opening)

"A Street under Siege", for symphony orchestra, 1st perf. Goldsmiths Sinfonia, conductor Simon McVeigh, Goldsmiths College, London, 1997.

"The Crossing Point", for chamber orchestra, 1st perf. City of London Sinfonia, The Swan Theatre, High Wycombe, 2005

Three Lancashire Ballads, for solo violin and strings, commissioned by Strings Together with a grant from the National Lottery, 1st perf. Jennifer Pike (solo violin), Strings Together, conductor David Vernon, Bolton, 2000. (Orchestral string parts Grade 4-6).

Choral Works

"Time and Tide", chorus and orchestra, commissioned by Abingdon and District Musical Society for their 100th concert with a grant from Southern Arts. 1st perf. 1981. "A Christmas Carol", musical based on Dickens' novel, written especially for Stamford Endowed Schools. Perfs. in 1986 and 1988.

Missa Brevis, S.A.T.B. Chorus and Piano, commissioned by Warwick University with a grant from West Midlands Arts. 1st perf. 1990.

"Summer in Winter", carol for S.A.T.B. and organ, commissioned by Stamford and District Musical Society. Performances by choirs of Manchester Cathedral, Chetham's Chamber Choir, Blackburn Cathedral, Chester Bach Singers, Chester Cathedral Choir, 1992-2000, broadcast by BBC. Recording released in 1993 (Blackburn Cathedral).

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, S.A.T.B. choir a cappella (eight parts with solo countertenor or alto), commissioned by Ribchester Camerata. 1st performance Norwich Cathedral, August 1998.

Chamber Works

String Quartet no. 5, 1st movt. performed by Northern Sinfonia Ensemble, final of MidNAG competition, 1985; Honourable Mention, Carl Maria von Weber International Contest, Dresden 1985; 1st complete perf. Bingham Quartet, RAM 1988 promoted by the SPNM. Performance at QuartetFest 2000, RNCM, Manchester 2000.

String Quartet no. 6

Quartet for Clarinet and Strings

"The Teddy Bears' Midnight Feast", for bassoon quartet, 1st perf. by Manchester Bassoon Ensemble (members of the Halle), RNCM 1992.

"In the Darkness of a Shadow", a Rhapsody for Viola, electronics, organ, piano, harp and four percussionists, 1st perf. Chetham's Contemp. Music Ens., Manchester 1995.

VE Day, A Commemoration, for brass sextet and optional live electronics, commissioned by Manchester Cathedral. 1st perf. 1995.

Solo Instrumental Works

"Closed Circuit", for clarinet, piano and live electronics, 1st perf. by Roger Heaton and Stephen Pruslin, RNCM 1996. Released on CD 1997, ASC Recordings.

"Processions", for violin & piano, 1st perf. by Andrew Long & Stuart Death, RNCM 1996. Released on CD 1998, ASC Recordings.

"Turning Tables", for viola & harp.

Two Intermezzi and Separations for piano, 1974-8. Released on CD 1997, ASC recordings, with Jonathan Middleton, piano.

Sonata for piano & tape (no. 7), first perf. (1st mov.) Torquil Munro, RAM 1992.

Guitar Sonata, 1st perf. Gerald Garcia, Huddersfield Festival 1985; perf. by James Woodrow, Royal Overseas League, London 1987.

Aria-Commemoration, for bassoon and piano (from first movement of Bassoon Concerto),1st perf. Benjamin Hudson & Adam Johnson, RNCM 1999; selected for current Association Board Diploma Examinations syllabus. Listen online (orchestral version, first section)

"Praesagium" & "Aphelion", for violin & piano, 1st perf. Jennifer Pike, BBC Young Musician of the Year 2002. Broadcasts on BBC Radio 3

Vocal Works

"A Helpstone Statute", counter tenor and harpsichord, commissioned by Nigel Dixon and James Parsons with funds from Lincs. and Humberside Arts. 1st perf. Stamford 1987.

"Financial Targets", two songs for soprano and piano. First pef. Debbie Jacob and Richard Casey, RNCM, as part of ISCM World Music Days, Manchester 1998.

Works for Stage

"A Christmas Carol", Musical for Schools based on the Dickens novel, for solo voices, chorus and mixed ensemble. First performance Stamford Endowed Schools, 1984.

Selected Performances 1999-2000

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