IGF Commissions List

The following is a selection of the full list of works commissioned by IGF since 1993.

 

All works listed are guitar solos unless otherwise indicated. Date of composition and approximate length are also given.

 

Sergio Assad (b 1952)

Five World Dances for guitar & string quartet (2002). Ca 20 min.

 

Paulo Bellinati  (b 1950)

Tango Brasileiro (2004). Ca 5 min.

Maracatu da Pipa (2004). Ca 8 min.

 

Ned Bennett (b 1966)

-Food for Fish (2005). For three guitars. Ca 7 min.

 

Charlotte Bray (b 1982)

Here everything shines (2015). For flute and guitar. Ca 7 min.

 

Philip Cashian (b 1963)

-Talvi (1998) ca 7 min.

 -Black Venus (2001), 4 movements. Ca 8 min.

-Mr Kerstens’ Tango (2003). Ca 3 min

-Spate (2006), for Howard Skempton 60th birthday. Ca 3 min.

-A Web of Shadows (2011) for guitar & string quartet. Ca 10 min.

The Thin Night Darkens (2014) ca 10 min.

 

Laurence Crane (1961)

-Guitar Prelude(2006). Ca 4 min.

 

Joe Cutler (b 1968)

-Guitarmusic  (2010). 3 movements. Ca 9 min.

Everyday Music (2014) ca 10 min.

 

Graham Fitkin (b 1963)

-Skirting (2001). Ca 7.30 min.

-Freddie & Ray(2003.) Ca 3 min.

 

Tim Garland (b 1966)

-Variations at a drama scene (2008). Ca 7 min.

(Co-commissioned with Carl Herring).

 

Deirdre Gribbin (1967)

-The Sanctity of Trees(1997). Ca 9 min.

 

Gabriel Jackson (b 1962)

-Fantasy & Chorale (and bells) (2006). Ca 9 min.

-Homage to Howard Skempton(2007). Ca 3 min.

-Ave, Regina caelorum (2008), for electric guitar and mixed choir.

Ca 12 min.

(Co-commissioned by The Sixteen and Kings Place, London).

Fantasy with Anniverary Chorale (2013) ca 7 min.

 

Alistair King (b 1967)

-Three dance miniatures (2003). Ca 7.30 min.

Boreanaz

Minogue

Galliano

 

Bruce MacCombie (b 1943)

 -Lyric variations (2002). Ca 9 min.

Tango Amoroso (2005.). For for three guitars. Ca 8 min.

 

Edward McGuire

 -Homage to Rodrigo (1996) Ca 8 min.

-Slip Jig Blues (2003) Ca 3 min

-Skemptoncana (2006) Ca 4 min.

 

Gordon McPherson (1965)

-Study in moto perpetuo, Brevity can save the Nation(1997). Ca 4 min.

-Upbeat Destroyer(2000) for guitar solo, two clarinets, viola, cello and double bass. Ca 12 min.

 

Anna Meredith (b 1978)

Spook (2015) for guitar, marimba and string quartet. Ca 7 min.

 

John Metcalfe (b 1964)

-The Third Fire (2006) for guitar solo with digital delay, 3 movements:

Never even

The number 88

First trip to Palentine

Ca 11 min.

-Two pieces (2006) for two guitars, string quartet and percussion

Silent Westway. Ca 5 min.

Ochre Orange Freeway. Ca 4.30 min.

-As She Fell  (2007) for guitar & string quartet. Ca 6 min

-Three pieces (2008/09) for two guitars, string quartet and percussion:

Fleeting, distant

Close, static

Outer, core

Ca 12 min

 

Michael Parsons (b 1938)

-Theme & variation (2006). Ca 4 min.

 

Alwynne Pritchard (1968)

-Nostos Ou Topos II (2000). Ca 7 min.

 

Max Richter (b 1966)

Take these broken wings (2008), for two guitars, string quartet and percussion. Ca 16 min.

 

Terry Riley (b 1935)

-Barabas(1997). Ca 5 min.

 

Howard Skempton (b 1947)

Five Preludes (1999). Ca 6 min.

Five Nocturnes (2000) for guitar, two clarinets, viola, cello & double bass. Ca 7 min.

Reminiscence (2001), homage to Rodrigo. Ca 1.30 min.

Beguine (2002), Ca 2 min.

Three Pieces (2003), Ca 5 min.

Free Weekend (2006), Ca 2 min.

Hiatus (2001), for guitar & string quartet. Ca 2 min.

Summer Shadows (2002), for guitar & string quartet. Ca 2 min.

Promenade (2004), for guitar & string quartet. Ca 2 min.

-Six Songs for Guitar (2015), Ca 4 min.

 

Giles Swayne (b 1946)

-Mancanza(2001) guitar concerto.  Ca 22 min.

(Co-commissioned by City of London Sinfonia)

 

Joby Talbot (b 1971)

-Standing Wave (2003). Ca 13 min.

-Crumplezone(2006). Ca 20 min.

4 pieces for two guitars, string quartet and percussion

Utopia

Cyanide

Dead Space

Incubator

-Four pieces (2007). Ca 22 min.

Croydon Grand Prix

First Day of Summer

Iliac Crest

Polarisation

 

Willem van Nieuwkerk (b 1955)

-Over the Water (2007/08) for guitar and string quartet. 4 movements. Ca 25 min.

 

Kevin Volans (b 1949)

Desert Steps (2003) for two guitars, viola and cello. Ca 20 min.

Desert Steps, revised version (2006). Ca 14 min.

 

Errollyn Wallen (b 1958)

-Three Ships (1998). Ca 8 min.

Red, homage to Rodrigo (1999). Ca 5 min.

-Three more Ships (2001). Ca 5 min.

-La Luga (2002) for guitar & string quartet.  4 movements. Ca 15 min.

Walking me to work (2003). Ca 2 min.

Birthday Portmanteau for Howard (2006). Ca 3 min.

Canciones (2008). Ca 10 min.