Compositions

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ORCHESTRAL

Portraits (2011)

Scheduled for premiere in early 2013.

for orchestra with spot amplification
2*232/4221/2perc*/harp/celesta/str=14.12.10.8.6*
*indicated amplified instruments

To Recover A Heartbeat (2008)

for solo piano and chamber orchestra
3(III=picc),032/2211/2Perc/Harp/Celesta/Solo Pno/Str=00121

This piece was premiered by the Royal Academy of Music RAG Week Orchestra on 17 April, 2008
with James Murray conducting and Neil Georgeson playing the solo part.
It was subsequently recorded at Abbey Road Studios and appears on Aaron’s first CD: Towards A Poorer Light

Towards A Poorer Light (2007)

for solo percussionist and large orchestra
3(III=picc),3(III=cor),b-flat cl,a cl, b-flat bass cl,3*/433(III=bass)1/
solo perc/2perc+timp/harp/strings(=14.14.12.10.8)

This piece was workshopped and recorded at the Royal Academy of Music on 27 September, 2008
with Christopher Austin conducting and David Skidmore playing the solo percussion part.
It was subsequently recorded at Abbey Road Studios (with Sarah Cresswell) and appears on Aaron’s first CD: Towards A Poorer Light

Glasswork (2005)

for Orchestra
*22*2 Tenor Sax (Opt. B-flat Clar. ossia)2/223(III = bass trombone)0/ 2perc/strings

This work has not yet been performed.
Glasswork was awarded honorable mention by the panel for the Minnesota Orchestra Composer’s Institute, 2006.

LARGE CHAMBER WORKS (9+ PLAYERS)

Plainer Sailing (2012)

Fl, Bb Cl, Piano, String Quintet & Soprano Solo
Text by Sasha Dugdale 

Premiered by the Riot Ensemble on their LSO Discovery Concert at LSO St. Luke’s, 17 June 2012.

Far Thunder of the Coming Sun (2009)

1*012/11*00/2 Perc*/Guitar*/Harp/Celesta/
str=1*(doub. Mandolin).0.0.3*.1*(Electric Bass)
*indicates amplified instruments

This piece was premiered on the Riot! concert series premiere concert, 7 December 2009. Conducted by the Composer.

Night Mist (2008)

for chamber ensemble
1*1*11/2100/11111

Commissioned by Daniel Cohen and the Eden Chamber Orchestra
Night Mist was awarded on of the 55th Annual BMI Student Composer Awards

To Paint a Snow Crystal (2006)

for Chamber String Orchestra

This work was premiered by the Royal Academy Soloists (directed by Clio Gould)
in the Duke’s Hall on a Royal Academy “Friend’s Event” concert, 3 Feb, 2006.

SMALL CHAMBER WORKS (2-8 PLAYERS)

Interaction (2012)

for Violin and Bass Clarinet

Written for Lorenzo Iosco and David Worswick as part of the London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub Scheme Pilot, and premiered by them at the Soundhub Showcase Concert on 22 June, 2012.

the faultlines of prayer (2012)

for Alto Flute, Bb Clarinet, Harp, Violin and Cello

Workshopped by the ECCE Ensemble as part of their Hanspeter Kyburz project at the Goethe-Instut. Boston, September, 2012.

the faultlines of prayer (2011)

for Alto Flute, Bb Clarinet, Guitar, Cello and Doublebass

Written for Ensemble Konvergence, premiered Nov. 2011, Vienna.

Skin and Bones (2011)

for Cor Anglais, Eb Clarinet, Percussion and Cello (scordatura)

Written for Ensemble Amorpha, premiered on 7th September 2011 at Non-Classical, Londno.

The River’s Daughter (2011)

Text by Sasha Dugdale

for Soprano, Baritone, Young Girl, Clarinets, Percussion, Piano, and Cello

Premiered at the Jerwood Opera Writing Course, Aldeburgh July 2011

Three studies (2011)

for amplified flute, amplified percussion, prepared piano, and 3 amplified double basses

Sonata (2010)

for amplified timpani resonance with 3 Bass Clarinets, Eb Clarinet and 1 Percussion

cinq merveilles (2010)

for solo piano and percussion

This piece was premiered on 25 July, 2010 by Sarah Cresswell and Maria Marchant

String Quartet No. 2: My Silence and These Voices (2009)

For amplified string quartet

This piece was premiered by the Richmond Concert Society, June 2009.
Unfortunately, a recording was not made of the premiere performance,
however a subsequent recording session and further performance are scheduled for 2011.

Six Stanzas for Soprano and Violin (2009)

For soprano and violin

Premiered on the Guildhall New Music Festival, May 2009

as our shadows tremble on the walls… (2009)

For Fl(dbl picc), Cor Anglais, Bass Clarinet, Horn,
1 Percussion, Harp, Viola, & Cello

Premiered live at the Barbican [London] Feb 2009,
and subsequently recorded at BBC Maida Vale Studios and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 (Sept. 2009)

Railroad Song (2007)

for chamber ensemble
fl(doubling picc),Cl in A,alto sax,bassoon,perc,violin, and double bass

Premiered at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the “Music of Today Series
by members of the London Philharmonia Orchestra; Jac van Steen, conducting. 31 May, 2007

Something More Than Light (2007)

for Oboe, Cello, and Piano

Premiered and performed more than a dozen times at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2007
with live painting by artist Elise Naomi Buddle

That Loves an Empty Room (2007)

for two trumpets and harp

Commissioned by Daniel Cohen for the 2007 Aldenburgh Music Festival.
This piece was premiered on the festival’s opening night.

Lab Rats (2007)

for chamber ensemble
picc,cl,perc(xylo),2pnos,str:11111

Premiered by the Ossian Ensemble, February 2007.

Breathless (2007)

for bass clarinet and violin

Premiered on the London “Music Past & Present” series; 2008

Simple Dances Inspired by Morning (2006)

for solo violin and piano

Premiered in David Josefowitz Recital Hall (RAM) by David Worswick and Neil Georgeson; 3 November, 2006

Soundscape No. 1: Picture with White Border (2006)

for solo violas with varied scordatura

Premiered at the Royal Academy of Music, 31 March 2006

String Quartet No. 1: Memoirs (2005)

for String Quartet

This work was premiered by the Cappa Quartet in a workshop at the Royal Academy of Music with Peter Maxwell Davies; 29 November, 2005.

Death Psalm (2005)

for solo soprano and solo piano

This work was premiered at Northwestern University on April 20, 2005 by Valerie Haber (sop) and Adam Swayne (pno).

SOLO

Le Campane che Svaniscono (2012)

for solo violin

Workshopped by Irvine Arditti and Premiered by Rita Mascagna at the 2012 highSCORE Festival.

The Poorer Silence Now (2008)

for solo oboe

Premiered by Sasha Calin on her final recital at the Royal Academy of Music, June 2008.

Breathless (2007)

for solo violin

Premiere by Naoko Miyamoto in Queen Elizabeth Hall; 15 March, 2007

for reasons, perhaps to do with sorrow (2006)

for solo cello

Premiered in the Concert Room (RAM) by Brian O’Kane; 3 November, 2006 and recorded by Peter Gregson in Abbey Road Studios as part of the ‘Towards a Poorer Light’ project.

Murals (II) (2006)

for solo cello

Premiered in Duke’s Hall (RAM) by Louisa Tuck; 9 July, 2006

Threads (2006)

for solo viola

Premiered in Duke’s Hall (RAM) by Amy Fawcett; 8 July, 2006

Timescapes (2006)

for solo piano

Premiered in a recital by Thalia Myers; 17 May, 2006.

FILM SCORES

Wake (score, 2010)

Directed by Robert R. Yoo and Produced by Jessica Goldenberg

Score Recorded at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Mixed and Produced by Aaron Holloway-Nahum

The Poet (score, 2007)

a film by Damien Lee

Recorded in Abbey Road Studios (with Aaron conducting).
Premiered at the Staten Island Film Festival, New York 2007
and subsequently screened at the London Jewish Film Festival 2008.
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The Secret (score, 2006)

Directed and Produced by Martin Stit

Score Recorded, Mixed and Produced at the Royal Academy of Music

Lucky for Some (score, 2006)

Directed and Produced by Jonathan Wolff

Score Recorded, Mixed and Produced at the Royal Academy of Music

Jim-Jams (2006)

Animated by Andrew Migdley

Score Recorded, Mixed and Produced at the Royal Academy of Music