Patrick Harrex

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List of Works

Choral
Solo Voice(s)
String Orchestra / Ensemble
Large Ensemble
Chamber Music
Piano(s)
Other Solo Instruments
Music for Young People
Works with Live Electronics

Discography

 A selection of works can now be listened to on soundcloud

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Scores of works marked * are held in the British Music Collection. Sonata for female voice, flute and percussion is published by Schott & Co/ Ars Viva Verlag London (AVV201). Other works are available from the composer.


Choral

 

Les Pyrenées* (1967) (sop solo, reciter, small chorus [SATB], fl, ob, cl, hn, perc (4 players), pno, strs (no DB) [7’] poems by Guillaume de Salluste du Bartas and René Char
  Composed for the opening of the Central Hall, University of York

Motet a 3* (homage to James Joyce) for unaccompanied voices (3 parts) (1968) [3’ 30”]

Veni, Sancte Spiritus* (SATB & strings – no DB) (1975) [14’ 30”]
  Commissioned by the Merton Festival with funds from the Arts Council of Great Britain

Lux Aeterna* (SATB & organ) (1999) [9’]
  Commissioned by the West Barnes Singers

Instruments and voices (any number of performers) (2008) [variable duration, but at least 10']

 

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Solo Voice(s) (see also choral)

 

Sonata for female voice, flute and percussion* (1966) [7’] four poems by E.E. Cummings

click on movement titles to listen:

1. in just 

2. who knows if the moon's

3. because it's

4. listen

Three Shakespeare Songs* (sop & fl [or vln]) (1968) [7’ 30”]
1.Tell me where is fancy bred, 2. Take, O take those lips away, 3. The poor soul sat sighing

Motet a 3* (homage to James Joyce) for unaccompanied voices (3 parts) (1968) [3’ 30”]

Six chansons bas* (sop & pno) (1968, rev 2002)[3’ 45”] poems by Stéphane Mallarmé

Passages IV for singer/actor/actress (1972) [variable] (may use more than 1 performer and live electronics)

Night Music* (sop & st qt or st orch) (1995, rev. 2000) [10’] 7 poems of John Gracen Brown

Being Beauteous (sop, with piano resonance, & live electronics (Kaoss Pad)) (2004) [5’ 15”]

Tramezzino al cagliata di limone (sop, alto flute, piano - 4 hands) (2013) [5']


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String Orchestra / Ensemble

 

Veni, sancte Spiritus* (SATB & strings – no DB) (1975) [14’ 30”]
  Commissioned by the Merton Festival with funds from the Arts Council of Great Britain

Night Music* (sop & str orch) (1995, rev. 2000) [10’] 7 poems of John Gracen Brown

Memoriale* (solo clarinet & strings) (2002) [5']

Landscape (44 x 121)* for 11 solo strings (6 vlns, 2 vlas, 2 vlcs, db) 2002 [7']

.....un dolce lume.....* for 16 solo strings (10 vlns, 3 vlas, 2 vlcs, db) (2004 [10']

... a l'armonia si intento ...  for six cellos (2103) [10']

untitled 2016.1 for string quintet (2016) [7'30"] to listen click here

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Large Ensemble

 

Antiphonies for two wind quintets (I: fl, ob, cl, bn, hn, II: alto fl, ob/ca, cl/b cl, bn, hn) (1967) (16’)

Hauptweg und Nebenwege* (cl, bcl, sop sax, alt sax, ten sax, hn, tba, acc, man, pno, glock/vibra/mar, st qt) (2003) [12’ 40”]

Objects in Space (4 to 20 players – unspecified instruments) (2003) [variable]

Chorale II for double bass and eight instruments (ca, b cl, bn, hn, vln, 2 vlas, vlc) (2004) [7’]
  Commissioned by Stephen Phillips

Consolamentum (arrangement of Dudley Hyams’ Consolamentum: concerto for double bass) for double bass and nine players ( ob/ca, Bb/Eb/b cl, bn, hn, pno, str qt) (2005) [17’]
  Commissioned by Stephen Phillips


Urban Developments (any number of performers – unspecified instruments) (2006) [variable]

Towards Equilibrium (2fls,cl, sop sax, alt sax, trpt, trbne, hp, pno, el gtr, el pno, acc, st qt) (2006, rev 2007) [8']        to listen click here

rhythmical study - abstract construction (for four to any number of unspecified instruments) (2007) [variable]

Instruments and voices (any number of performers) (2008) [variable duration, but at least 10']

Untitled (2013) for orchestra (unspecified instruments) (2013) [35']

Passages X + for cello and ensemble (flexible scoring) (2014) [9']

Fanfare in Three Parts (flexible scoring) (2014) [1'] to listen click here

Rhythm of Black Lines version for unspecified large ensemble (2015) [4']

three conjugations for flexible ensemble (2016) [about 7']

un nœud des serpents for one or more pianos and mixed ensemble (2016) [variable]
  for Adam Swayne and the University of Chichester Sinfonietta


The sexual politics of CoMA for any number of players (2016) [variable]

untitled 2016.3 for piano and small orchestra (2016) [5' 15"] to listen click here

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Chamber Music

 

Colloquy* for clarinet, violin, cello, piano (1967) [8’ 30”]    to listen click here

Mobile for 5 players (1968) [variable]


Night Music* (sop & str qt) (1995, rev. 2000) [10’] 7 poems of John Gracen Brown

Résonances* for viola, with clarinet, violin, cello and piano (1999) [9’ 30”]

Concatenation for clarinet, horn, violin and cello (2000, revised 2005) [14’ 30”]

Duo* for violin and piano (2000) [15’]

Windows I for vibraphone, piano, flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello (2001) [8’ 15”]

My regards to Mr Gibbons for violin, viola & violone/double bass (2002) [4’]
  Commissioned by Stephen Phillips / Notturno


...a glimpse of a white bird...* for flute, clarinet, violin, cello & perc (2002) [5’ 45”]        to listen click here 

Objects in Space for 4 to 20 players – unspecified instruments (2003) [variable]

Secondary Lines for clarinet & piano (2004) [5’ 30”] see also A Klee Diptych

...dreams, shadows, and smoke*
for flute, viola & harp or guitar (2005) [9’]

Rhythm of Black Lines* for 8 brake drums + tam-tam – 4 players (2005) [4’ to 6’]   to listen click here

  Commissioned by Brake Drum Assembly 


A Klee Diptych* (i Secondary Lines, ii Snake Paths) for clarinet & piano (2005) [8’]

Passages IX* ’ 30”]    to listen click here

…the mind wanders, and moves and mingles with the night* for double bass duo (2006) [6’]

Quartet Movement for percussion (4 players) (2006) [5' or longer
rhythmical study - abstract construction (for four to any number of unspecified instruments) (2007) [variable] 

String Quartet no. 1 (2010) [20']

piano,violin & cello (2011) [10']

... a l'armonia si intento ...  for six cellos (2013) [10']


A Klee Diptych (i Secondary Lines, ii Snake Paths) version for clarinet & string quartet (2014) [8'] to listen click here

String Quartet no. 2 (2014) [33']

Trichotomy - three miniatures for clarinet, viola (or cello) & piano (2015) [8']

   for the Jacquin trio

Duo for two violins (2015) [13"]

untitled 2016.1 for 5 flutes (flute, 3 alto flutes and bass flute) or string quintet (2016) [7' 30"] to listen (string quintet version) click here

90 seconds for flute, vibraphone, viola & piano (2016) [1' 30"]

   for the Riot Ensemble   to listen click here


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Piano(s)

 

Sampler (2000) [8’]

Conjugation ...a little journey...* for two pianos (2001) [4’ 45”]

Piano Pie* (2003) [6’]

Haiku* (2005) [30”]
  Commissioned by John Alexander for Andrew Melvin

Corale interrotto* (piano duet/ 4 hands) (2005) [ca. 9’ + (variable)]

conundrums for solo piano (2008) [variable duration]

 Preludes (2010) [20']

 jeu de cartes (3 or more players at one or more pianos) (2010) [variable duration]

    for CoMA Sussex

 untitled 2016.2 (2016) [7"]
   
for Adam Swayne


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Other Solo Instruments

Passages V* for organ (1974) [5’]
  Commissioned by Andrew Charity

Aria (Passages VII)* for solo trumpet (2002) [6’ 30”]
  Commissioned by Christopher Gasson

Canzone* for solo double bass (2005) [7’] (from Chorale II for double bass & eight instruments)     to listen click here
Invention (Passages VIII)
for bass trombone solo (2005) [5’]
  Commissioned by Jonathan Warburton

Passages X for solo cello (2013) [7']


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Music for Young People

 

Narnian Suite (speaking chorus, 1020, 2210, pno, timps, perc, vlns, vlcs – some of the wind insts optional) (1968) [5’]
  Commissioned by Argo Records

Nexus [with Jason Pegg] for any instruments and voices (2006) [ca 10’ - variable]
  Commissioned by Brighton & Hove Music and Performing Arts as part of its Connecting programme

 

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Works with Live Electronics

 

Pastorale (Colour Variations: Green) [with Anna Tabor] (clarinet/ bass clarinet, flute, trumpet, vibraphone, cello, live electronics (Kaoss Pad) and soundtrack) (2003) [6’ 45”]
  Composed as part of New Music Brighton’s Colour Variations project, funded by Arts Council England

Being Beauteous (sop, with piano resonance, & live electronics) (2004) [5’ 15”]

 

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Discography

 

Sonata for female voice, flute and percussion: CBC Radio Canada SM148 (recording of live broadcast; Mary Morrison, soprano, Robert Aitken, flute, John Wyre, percussion) - deleted

Sonata for female voice, flute and percussion: New Music Brighton NMBCD002 - '... because it's spring': Debbie Bridge, soprano, Anne Hodgson, flute, Adam Bushell, percussion: newmusicbrighton.bandcamp

Narnian Suite: Argo Record Co. DA91 – performed by children from Heslington Primary School and students of the University of York, conducted by the composer

Sampler: New Music Brighton NMBCD001 – on ‘new piano music from a Sussex shore’ performed by Stephanie Cant (may be ordered by e-mail: info@newmusicbrighton.co.uk)

Hauptweg und Nebenwege: Editions LGNM No 403, recording of a live performance by the Luxembourg Sinfonietta conducted by Marcel Wengler (may be ordered by e-mail: info@luxembourg-sinfonietta.lu)

As arranger:

Nine Songs (Don Weller & Bobby Wellings) - co-arranged with Mark Edwards. Trio Records TR577 http://www.triorecords.co.uk/tr577.html

Higher (Phatfish). PHAT MUSIC  www.phatfish.net/music/higher/

Mariette Davina mariettedavina.com/music

As performer:

Amores (John Cage) - as percussionist. Argo Record Co. DA94 - deleted

Alamein's Torch (Paul Oakley)  - as violist in string quartet. unafraid records UNRCD003 alameinstorch.com/

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