David Bedford
Composer 1937 - 2011
Works and Recordings
List of Works
Recent Works and Performances
Works and Recordings


List of recordings:
To be added shortly


Works by Category:
School Opera
Orchestra
Orchestra and Chorus
Instrumental Ensemble
Voice(s) and Instruments
Instrumental
Voice
Wind and Brass Band

Educational

SCHOOL OPERA

THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER (1978)
Instrumentation: soloists, two choruses, piano
kazoos, bottles, whistles, glasses, vocal sfx (non music readers)
optional woodwind, strings, percussion.
Text: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Duration: 60 mins.
Commissioned by: New Music in Action
Published by: Universal Edition


THE DEATH OF BALDUR (1979)
Instrumentation: orchestra, two choruses, soloists, pebbles
Text: Terry Bagg, story from Icelandic myth
Duration: 60 mins.
Commissioned by: Gordonstoun School
Published by: Universal Edition


FRIDIOF'S SAGA (1980)
Instrumentation: orchestra, chorus, soloists, pebbles, drums, wine glasses
Text: Terry Bagg, story from Icelandic myth
Duration: 60 mins.
Commissioned by: Gordonstoun School
Published by: Universal Edition


THE RAGNAROK (1982)
Instrumentation: orchestra, two choirs, soloists, bottles, rattles
Text: Terry Bagg, story from Icelandic myth
Duration: 60 mins.
Commissioned by: Gordonstoun School
Published by: Universal Edition


THE CAMLANN GAME (1987)
Instrumentation: piano, school instruments, chorus, soloists
Text: Bob Williams
Duration: 65 mins.
Commissioned by: Aberlour School
Published by: Universal Edition


THE RETURN OF ODYSSEUS (1988)
Instrumentation: piano duet, percussion, chorus, soloists
Text: David Bedford
Duration: 50 mins.
Commissioned by: W11 Children's Opera
Published by: Universal Edition


ANNA (1992-93)
Instrumentation: orchestra, two choirs, soloists
Text: Allison Powell, Chloe Phillips
Duration: 70 mins.
Commissioned by: The City of London School for Girls
Published by: David Bedford

 

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ORCHESTRA

THIS ONE FOR YOU (1965)
Instrumentation: orchestra
Duration: 11 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

GASTRULA (1968)
Instrumentation: orchestra
Duration: 20 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

STAR'S END (1974)
Instrumentation: solo electric guitar, electric base guitar, percussion,
orchestra
Duration: 46 mins.
Commissioned by: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Published by: Universal Edition 

ALLELUIA TIMPANIS (1976)
Instrumentation: orchestra
Duration: 8 mins.
Commissioned by: Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra
Published by: Universal Edition 

PRELUDE FOR A MARITIME NATION (1981)
Instrumentation: orchestra
Duration: 7 mins.
Commissioned by: English Tourist Board
Published by: Universal Edition 

OCEAN STAR A DREAMING SONG (1981)
Instrumentation: youth or amateur orchestra
Duration: 11 mins.
Commissioned by: Gordonstoun School
Published by: Universal Edition 

THE VALLEY SLEEPER, THE CHILDREN, THE SNAKES AND THE GIANT (1983)
Instrumentation: chamber orchestra
Duration: 18 mins.
Commissioned by: English Sinfonia
Published by: Universal Edition 

SYMPHONY NO.1 (1984)
Instrumentation: orchestra
Duration: 16 mins.
Commissioned by: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society
Published by: Universal Edition 

THE TRANSFIGURATION (1988)
Instrumentation: chamber orchestra, piano, percussion
Duration: 12 mins.
Commissioned by: New English Orchestra
Published by: Universal Edition 

IN PLYMOUTH TOWN (1992)
Instrumentation: chamber orchestra
Duration: 15 mins.
Commissioned by: English Sinfonia
Published by: David Bedford 

ALLISON'S OVERTURE (1992)
Instrumentation: orchestra
Duration: 8 mins.
Commissioned by: Wiltshire Youth Orchestra
Published by: David Bedford 

ALLISON'S CONCERTO (1993)
Instrumentation: solo trumpet, orchestra
Duration: 10 mins.
Commissioned by: London Borough of Sutton
Published by: David Bedford 

THE GODDESS OF MAHI RIVER (1994)
Instrumentation: sitar, tabla, flute, cello, chamber orchestra
Duration: 20 mins.
Commissioned by: English Sinfonia
Published by: David Bedford 

COLCHESTER VARIATIONS (1995 )
Instrumentation: full orch., euph, instead of tuba., 2 perc.
Duration: 7 mins
Commissioned by: Colchester High School for Girls
Published by: David Bedford 

LEVELS (1995 )
Instrumentation: youth and professional string orchestras
Duration: 6 mins
Commissioned by: Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra/John Farrer
Published by: David Bedford 

AT THE SIGN OF THE CRUMHORN (1998)
Instrumentation: orchestra
Duration: 20 mins.
Commissioned by: BBC
Published by: David Bedford 

OBOE CONCERTO (1998)
Instrumentation: oboe, strings
Duration: 15 mins.
Commissioned by: John Lewis Partnership
Published by: David Bedford 

THE SULTAN'S TURRET (1998)
Instrumentation: orchestra
Duration: 11 minutes
Commissioned by: BBC
Published by: David Bedford 

HETTY PEGLER'S TUMP (1999)
Instrumentation: amateur orchestra
Duration: 12 minutes
Commissioned by: COMA (Contemporary Music Making for Amateurs)
Published by: David Bedford 

LIKE A STRAND OF SCARLET (1999)
Instrumentation: baroque chamber orchestra
Duration: 17 mins.
Commissioned by: Paul Goodwin/The Academy of Ancient Music
Published by: David Bedford 

ODYSSEY 3000 (2000)
Instrumentation: strings, recorders, percussion, drama groups, dance groups
Duration: 50 mins
Commissioned by: Symphony Hall Birmingham education department
Published by: David Bedford

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ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS

A DREAM OF THE SEVEN LOST STARS (1964-65)
Instrumentation: choir and chamber orchestra
Text: Kenneth Patchen
Duration: 8 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

STAR CLUSTERS, NEBULAE AND PLACES IN DEVON (1971)
Instrumentation: double chorus and brass or brass band
Text: David Bedford
Duration: 23 mins.
Commissioned by: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Published by: Universal Edition 

TWELVE HOURS OF SUNSET (1974)
Instrumentation: mixed choir and orchestra
Text: Roy Harper
Duration: 30 mins.
Commissioned by: BBC
Published by: Universal Edition 

THE ODYSSEY (1976)
Instrumentation: chorus and orchestra
Text: Homer
Duration: 50 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

OF BEARES, FOXES AND MANY, MANY WONDERS (1978)
Instrumentation: chorus and orchestra
Text: Richard Hakluyt
Duration: 11 mins.
Commissioned by: London Chorale
Published by: Universal Edition 

THE SONG OF THE WHITE HORSE (1978)
Instrumentation: choir (approx 30 unbroken voices) and orchestra
Published by: Universal Edition
Duration: 22 mins.
Commissioned by: BBC
Published by: Universal Edition 

REQUIEM (1980)
Instrumentation: soprano solo, chorus and orchestra
Text: Robert Louis Stephenson
Duration: 2 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

INTO THY WONDROUS HOUSE (1987)
Instrumentation: orchestra, chorus, children's chorus and soprano solo
Text: Isaiah, Kenneth Patchen
Duration: 40 mins.
Commissioned by: Catholic Fund for Overseas Development
Published by: Universal Edition 

I AM GOING HOME WITH THEE (A CHARM OF REST) (1993)
Instrumentation: choir, 6 solo women's voices and strings
Text: Carmina Gadelica
Duration: 5 mins.
Commissioned by: Crouch End Festival Chorus
Published by: David Bedford 

A CHARM OF JOY (1996)
Instrumentation: chorus , strings and tune tubes
Text: Carmina Gadelica
Duration: 14 mins
Commissioned by: Norfolk and Norwich Festival
Published by: David Bedford 

A CHARM OF BLESSINGS (1996-1997)
Instrumentation: chorus, children's chorus, soloists and orchestra
Duration: 35 mins.
Text: Carmina Gadelica
Commissioned by: Spitalfields Festival
Published by: David Bedford 

FROM CLOCKS TO STARS (1999-2000)
Instrumentation: chorus, children's chorus, solo quartet (c-t, t, t, bar) organ, percussion
Duration: 28 mins
Commissioned by: Harlow Chorus
Published by: David Bedford 

THE CITY AND THE STARS (2000)
Instrumentation: chorus and orchestra
Text: Arthur C. Clarke
Duration: 35 mins
Commissioned by: Crouch End Festival Chorus
Published by: David Bedford 

WAKE INTO THE SUN (2007-2008)
Instrumentation: orchestra, electric guitars, electric bass guitars, keyboard, drum kit, percussion and chorus
Duration: 25 mins
Commissioned by Dartington International Summer School
Publisher: David Bedford


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CHORUS

TWO POEMS FOR CHORUS (1963)
Instrumentation: mixed chorus
Text: Kenneth Patchen
Duration: 16 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

THE GOLDEN WINE IS DRUNK (1974)
Instrumentation: 16 solo voices
Text: Ernest Dowson
Duration: 12 mins.
Commissioned by: John Alldis
Published by: Universal Edition 

THE WAY OF TRUTH (1977-78)
Instrumentation: mixed chorus and electronics
Text: Parmenides (trans. Karl Popper)
Duration: 20 mins.
Commissioned by: Electric Phoenix
Published by: Universal Edition 

OF STARS, DREAMS AND CYMBALS (1982)
Instrumentation: mixed chorus
Text: Sir Thomas Browne
Duration: 11 mins.
Commissioned by: BBC
Published by: Universal Edition 

AN ISLAND IN THE MOON (1985-86)
Instrumentation: mixed chorus
Text: William Blake
Duration: 8 mins.
Commissioned by: Singcircle
Published by: Universal Edition 

GERE CURAM MEI FINIS (1987)
Instrumentation: 4 soloists and electronics
Text: Kenneth Patchen
Duration: 10 mins.
Commissioned by: South Bank Centre/Electric Phoenix
Published by: Universal Edition 

A CHARM OF GRACE (1994)
Instrumentation: 24 voices
Text: Carmina Gadelica
Duration: 12 mins.
Commissioned by: BBC
Published by: David Bedford 

LIFT UP YOUR HEADS (1997)
Instrumentation: SAATTBB
Duration: 6 mins.
Text: Handel (from Messiah)
Commissioned by: Marcus Davey, Tatty Theo
Published by: David Bedford 

THE GRACE OF LOVE (1999)
Instrumentation: choir
Duration: 5 and a half mins.
Commissioned by: Marcus Davey, Norfolk and Norwich Festival
Published by: David Bedford

 

INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

PIECE FOR MO (1963)
Instrumentation: perc, vib, accdn, vln(3), vcl, db
Duration: 9 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

FIVE (1963)
Instrumentation: string quintet
Duration: 8 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

TRONA FOR 12 (1967)
Instrumentation: fl, ob, cl, bsn, 2 tpt, 2tbn, 2 vln, vla, vcl
Duration: 10 mins
Published by: Universal Edition 

PENTOMINO (1968)
Instrumentation: wind quintet
Duration: 13 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

A GARLAND FOR DR K (1969)
Instrumentation: fl/picc/a.fl, cl/Eb cl/b. cl, vln/vla, vcl, pno/cemb
Duration: 2 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

THE GARDEN OF LOVE (1963)
Instrumentation: fl, cl, hn, tpt, db, rock band
Duration: 20 mins.
Published by: David Bedford 

THE SWORD OF ORION (1970)
Instrumentation: fl, cl, vln, vcl, metronomes (4), 32 perc (2 players)
Duration: 20 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

WITH 100 KAZOOS (1971)
Instrumentation: fl, ob, cl, b.cl, hn, tpt, tbn, string quartet
Duration: 18 mins.
Commissioned by: BBC
Published by: Universal Edition 

NURSE'S SONG WITH ELEPHANTS (1971)
Instrumentation: 10 acoustic guitars and singer
Duration: 20 mins.
Commissioned by: Omega Players
Published by: Universal Edition 

JACK OF SHADOWS (1973)
Instrumentation: viola solo, fl (4), hn (2), tbn, tba, vcl (2), db (2)
Duration: 14 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

A HORSE, HIS NAME WAS HUNRY FENCEWAVER WALKINS (1973)
Instrumentation: acoustic guitar solo, fl, cl, pno, vln, vcl, db
Duration: 12 mins.
Commissioned by: English Bach Festival
Published by: Universal Edition 

PANCAKES, WITH BUTTER, MAPLE SYRUP AND BACON AND THE TV WEATHERMAN (1973)
Instrumentation: brass quintet
Duration: 14 mins.
Commissioned by: Canadian Brass
Published by: Universal Edition 

VARIATIONS ON A RHYTHM BY MIKE OLDFIELD (1973)
Instrumentation: 84 percussion (3 players) and conductor
Duration: 11 mins.
Commissioned by: Electric Candle
Published by: David Bedford 

CIRCE VARIATIONS (1976)
Instrumentation: cl, pno, vln, vcl
Duration: 12 mins.
Commissioned by: Capricorn
Published by: Universal Edition 

THE ONES WHO WALK AWAY FROM OMELAS (1976)
Instrumentation: fl, ob, cl, bsn, timp, elec. guitar, elec bass guitar (both
with fuzz pedals),vln 1 and vln 2, vla, vcl Duration: 25 mins.
Commissioned by: Harrogate Festival
Published by: Universal Edition 

FRIDIOF KENNINGS (1980)
Instrumentation: saxophone quartet
Duration: 10 mins.
Commissioned by: Myrha Saxophone Quartet
Published by: Universal Edition 

SYMPHONY FOR 12 MUSICIANS (1981)
Instrumentation: fl, ob (2), cl, hn, bsn, vln (2), vla, vcl, bd, perc
Duration: 23 mins.
Commissioned by: Endymion Ensemble
Published by: Universal Edition 

STRING QUARTET IN A MINOR (1981)
Instrumentation: string quartet
Duration: 16 mins.
Commissioned by: Locrian String Quartet
Published by: Universal Edition 

SEXTET (1981)
Instrumentation: wind quintet and piano
Duration: 12 mins.
Commissioned by: Gordonstoun School
Published by: Universal Edition 

PENTAQUIN (1985)
Instrumentation: fl/picc, cl, vla, hp, perc(1)
Duration: 12 mins.
Commissioned by: Uroboros Ensemble
Published by: Universal Edition 

FOR TESS (1985)
Instrumentation: brass quintet
Duration: 11 mins.
Commissioned by: Equale Brass
Published by: Universal Edition 

ERKENNE MICH (1988)
Instrumentation: fl/a. fl, ob/cor, b.cl, vib
Duration: 12 mins.
Commissioned by: Uroboros ensemble
Published by: Universal Edition

CADENZAS AND INTERLUDES (1992)
Instrumentation: 2 cl, vla, cl, db
Duration: 12 mins.
Commissioned by: Composers Ensemble
Published by: David Bedford 

RECORDER CONCERTO (1994)
Instrumentation: solo recorder, strings
Duration: 17 mins.
Commissioned by: Marcus Davey/ Dartington International Summer School/ SW Arts
Published by: David Bedford 

STRING QUARTET 2 (1997-1998)
Instrumentation: string quartet
Duration: 25 minutes
Commissioned by: Norfolk and Norwich Music Club
PUblished by: David Bedford 

OBOE CONCERTO (1998)
Instrumentation: solo oboe/cor anglais, strings
Duration: 14 mins
Commissioned by: John Lewis Partnership
Published by: David Bedford

VOICE(S) AND INSTRUMENTS

MUSIC FOR ALBION MOONLIGHT (1965)
Instrumentation: Soprano, fl, cl, melodica, pno, vln, vcl
Duration: 25 mins.
Text: Kenneth Patchen
Published by: Universal Edition 

THAT WHITE AND RADIANT LEGEND (1966)
Instrumentation: soprano, speaker, fl, ob, cl, bsn, vln, vcl, db
Duration: 15 mins.
Text: Kenneth Patchen
Commissioned by: BBC
Published by: Universal Edition 

THE TENTACLES OF THE DARK NEBULA (1969)
Instrumentation: tenor, vln (3), vla (2), db
Duration: 14 mins.
Text: Arthur C. Clarke
Commissioned by: Peter Pears
Published by: Universal Edition 

HOLY THURSDAY WITH SQUEAKERS (1972)
Instrumentation: soprano, elec piano, vla/org, sop sax/bsn, perc
Duration: 13 mins.
Text: William Blake
Commissioned by: Macnaghten Concerts
Published by: Universal Edition 

WHEN I HEARD THE LEARNED ASTRONOMER (1972)
Instrumentation: tenor, fl(2), ob(2), cl(2), bsn(2), hn(3), tbn, b.tbn, tba
Duration: 15 mins.
Text: Walt Whitman/Cammille Flammarion
Commissioned by: Peter Pears
Published by: Universal Edition 

ON THE BEACH AT NIGHT (1977)
Instrumentation: 2 tenors, pno, small organ
Duration: 11 minutes
Text: Walt Whitman
Commissioned by: Peter Pears
Published by: Universal Edition 

VOCODER SEXTET (1981)
Instrumentation: fl, cl, vln, vcl, vocalist and EMS recorder
Duration: 16 min
Text: David Bedford
Commissioned by: Apollo Ensemble
Published by: Universal Edition 

THE JUNIPER TREE (1982)
Instrumentation: soprano, recorder, harpsicord
Duration: 21 mins.
Text: Terry Bagg
Commissioned by: Fiona Dobie, Iain Ledingham and Evelyn Nallen
Published by: Universal Edition 

THE OCD BAND AND THE MINOTAUR (1990)
Instrumentation: soprano, fl, cl, vln, vcl, elec guitar, pno
Duration: 10 mins.
Text: Elisabeth Gorla
Commissioned by: Jane Manning
Published by: Universal Edition 

EVEN NOW (1990)
Instrumentation: soprano, cl(2), vla, vcl, db
Duration: 3 mins.
Text: Ernest Dowson
Commissioned by: Composers Ensemble
Published by: Universal Edition 

MAGGIE'S FAREWELL (1991)
Instrumentation: soprano, cl(2), vla, vcl, db
Duration: 3 mins.
Text: Mrs Thatcher
Commissioned by: Composers Ensemble
Published by: David Bedford 

THE BIRD OF THE MOUNTAIN (1991)
Instrumentation: soprano, cl(2), vla, vcl, db
Duration: 3 mins.
Text: Kenneth Patchen
Commissioned by: Composers Ensemble
Published by: David Bedford 

TOURISTEN DACHAU (1992)
Instrumentation: soprano, fl, ob, cl, vln, vla, perc, male voices
Duration: 25 mins.
Text: Michael White
Commissioned by: Spitalfields Festival
Published by: David Bedford 

MY MOTHER MY SISTER AND I (1994)
Instrumentation: 3 sopranos, backing tape, (DAT available from composer)
Text: Allison Powell
Duration: 25 mins.
Commissioned by: Self Made Music Theatre
Published by: David Bedford 

INVENTRESS OF THE VOCAL FRAME (1997)
Instrumentation: counter tenor, harpsichord, 2 baroque violins, baroque 'cello
Duration:6 mins.
Text: Dryden
Commissioned by: The Brook Street Band
Published by: David Bedford 

MAGNIFICAT AND NUNC DIMITTIS (1999)
Instrumentation: choir and organ
Duration: 8 minutes
Commissioned by: Choir of St Mary's Hendon
Published by: David Bedford 

 

INSTRUMENTAL

PIANO PIECE 1 (1965)
Instrumentation: solo piano
Duration: 7 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

18 BRICKS LEFT ON APRIL 21st (1967)
Instrumentation: 2 Electric Guitars
Duration: 19 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

PIANO PIECE 2 (1968)
Instrumentation: solo piano
Duration: 7 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

YOU ASKED FOR IT (1969)
Instrumentation: acoustic guitar
Duration: 6 mins.
Commissioned by: Tim Walker
Published by: Universal Edition 

SPILLIHPNERAK (1972)
Instrumentation: solo viola
Duration: 8 mins.
Commissioned by: Karen Phillips
Published by: Universal Edition 

ELEGY AND CAPRICE (1981)
Instrumentation: ob, pno
Duration: 4 mins.
Commissioned by: Marjorie Downward
Published by: Universal Edition 

TOCCATA IN D MINOR (1981)
Instrumentation: solo piano
Duration: 12 mins.
Commissioned by: Roger Woodward
Published by: Universal Edition 

SONATA IN ONE MOVEMENT (1981)
Instrumentation: solo piano
Duration: 18 mins.
Commissioned by: Vancouver New Music Society
Published by: Universal Edition 

FIVE DIVERSIONS (1983)
Instrumentation: two flutes
Duration: 5 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

CROTCHET = 120 (1984)
Instrumentation: bass clarinet and tape delay
Duration: 12 mins.
Commissioned by: Harry Sparnaay
Published by: David Bedford 

DIVERSIONS (1985)
Instrumentation: 2 Flutes
Duration: 6 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

DIAFONE (1985)
Instrumentation: flute and vibraphone
Duration: 10 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

IN MEMORIAM (1986)
Instrumentation: solo piano
Duration: 10 mins.
Commissioned by: Thalia Myers
Published by: Universal Edition 

VERSES AND CHORUSES (1986)
Instrumentation: two acoustic guitars
Duration: 7 mins.
Commissioned by: Tom Dupre and Richard Hand
Published by: Universal Edition 

5 EASY PIECES (1987)
Instrumentation: alto saxophone and piano
Duration: 18 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

HOQUETUS DAVID (1987)
Instrumentation: two pianos
Duration: 5 mins.
Commissioned by: Summerscope 1987
Published by: David Bedford 

MA NON SEMPRE (1987)
Instrumentation: solo piano
Duration: 6 mins.
Commissioned by: Katherine Howard
Published by: Universal Edition 

MEMORIES OF ULLAPOOL (1988)
Instrumentation: flute and guitar or harp
Duration: 5 mins.
Commissioned by: Tim Walker
Published by: Universal Edition 

BACKINGS (1990)
Instrumentation: soprano saxophone and backing tape
Duration: 20 mins.
Commissioned by: John Harle
Published by: David Bedford 

SAY NOT THE STRUGGLE NAUGHT AVAILETH (1991)
Instrumentation: solo organ
Duration: 15 mins.
Commissioned by: NALGO
Published by: Universal Edition 

HEY PRESTO (1994)
Instrumentation: clarinet solo
Duration: 6 mins.
Commissioned by: Nick Hayes
Published by: David Bedford 

PIERS DE RESISTANCE (1995)
Instrumentation: recorder solo
Duration: 6 mins.
Commissioned by: Piers Adams
Published by: David Bedford 

OH EVA, HEAR MY LAMENT (1997)
Instrumentation: flute, piano
Duration: 8 mins.
Commissioned by: Rebecca Larsen
Published by: David Bedford 

THE FRAGRANCE OF YOUR HAIR (1998)
Instrumentation: oboe, piano
Duration: 5mins.
Commissioned by: Nick Daniel
Published by: David Bedford 

STRING QUARTET 2 (1997-1998)
Instrumentation: string quartet
Duration: 25 mins.
Commissioned by: Norfolk and Norwich Music Club
Published by: David Bedford 

LIKE AS THE WAVES MAKE TOWARDS THE PEBBLED SHORE (1999)
Instrumentation: recorder, guitar, 'cello, double bass
Duration: 6 mins.
Commissioned by: Christie Anderson/King of Hearts, Norwich
Published by: David Bedford 

McSAX (1999)
Instrumentation: solo soprano saxophone
Duration: 8 mins.
Commissioned by: Gerard McChrystal
Published by: David Bedford 

DREAMS OF STAC POLLAIDH (1999)
Instrumentation: solo bassoon
Duration: 6 mins
Commissioned by: Laurence Perkins
Published by: David Bedford

VOICE

O NOW THE DRENCHED LAND WAKES (1965)
Instrumentation: baritone and piano duet
Duration: 7 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

COME IN HERE CHILD (1968)
Instrumentation: soprano and amplified piano
Duration: 8 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

SOME STARS ABOVE MAGNITUDE 2.9 (1971)
Instrumentation: soprano and piano
Duration: 4 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

AN EASY DECISION (1972)
Instrumentation: soprano and piano
Duration: 2 mins.
Text by: Kenneth Patchen
Published by: Universal Edition 

BECAUSE HE LIKED TO BE AT HOME (1974)
Instrumentation: tenor (also playing treble recorder) and harp
Duration: 3 mins.
Text by:Kenneth Patchen
Commissioned by: Peter Pears
Published by: Universal Edition 

BE MUSIC NIGHT (1986)
Instrumentation: soprano and piano
Duration: 12 mins.
Text by: Kenneth Patchen
Published by: Universal Edition 

EPITAPHS (1995)
Instrumentation: baritone and piano
Duration: 10 mins
Text: gravestones
Commissioned by: Roderick Williams and David Wickham
Published by: David Bedford 

FOUND IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD (1995)
Instrumentation: version 1: soprano and piano, version 2: soprano, 2 cl, vla,
cel, dbs
Duration: 1 mins
Text: gravestones
Commissioned by: Composers Ensemble
Published by: David Bedford 

I THIRST FOR SHADOWS (1998)
Instrumentation: solo counter tenor
Duration: 8 mins.
Commissioned by: Oxford Contemporary Music Festival/Nick Clapton
Text: Lorca
Published by: David Bedford

WIND AND BRASS BAND

SUN PAINTS RAINBOWS ON THE VAST WAVES (1984)
Instrumentation: wind band
Duration: 14 mins.
Commissioned by: Huddersfield Festival
Published by: Novello and Co Ltd 

SEA AND SKY AND GOLDEN HILL (1985)
Instrumentation: wind band
Duration: 12 mins.
Commissioned by: BASBWE
Published by: Novello and Co Ltd 

RONDE FOR ISOLDE (1986)
Instrumentation: wind band (version for orchestra also available)
Duration: 10 mins.
Commissioned by: National Wind Band of Scotland
Published by: Novello and Co Ltd 

SYMPHONY 2 (1987)
Instrumentation: wind band
Duration: 14 mins.
Commissioned by: Herts Wind Band
Published by: Novello and Co Ltd 

TOCCATA FOR TRISTAN (1989)
Instrumentation: brass band
Duration: 15 mins.
Commissioned by: BBC
Published by: Novello and Co Ltd 

CANZONA (1992)
Instrumentation: solo trombone, tpt (4), flg, hn, tbn (3), euph, tba, perc
Duration: 14 mins.
Commissioned by: Corus Brass Ensemble
Published by: David Bedford 

SUSATO VARIATIONS (1992)
Instrumentation: piano solo, fl (3), ob (3), cl (3), bsn (3), hn (4), tpt (3),
tbn (3), tba, perc (3)
Duration: 21 mins.
Commissioned by: BASBWE Education Trust
Published by: David Bedford 

CANONS AND CADENZAS (1995-96)
Instrumentation: wind band
Duration: 15 mins
Commissioned by: Frederick Fennell
Published by: G and M Brand Publications Ltd. 

REQUIEM (1998)
Instrumentation: brass band
Duration: 11 mins.
Commissioned by: National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
Published by: Maecenas Music 

SPRITES, ELVES AND BLUE JETS (2000)
Instrumentation: wind band and string orchestra
Duration: 11 mins
Commissioned by: Hampshire Youth Orchestra
Published by: David Bedford 

EDUCATIONAL

WHITEFIELD MUSIC 1 (1966)
Instrumentation: 12 metallaphones, 12 bottles and 4 drums
Duration: 8 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

WHITEFIELD MUSIC 2 (1967)
Instrumentation: 6-36 players each with any 2 instruments of which 1 must be
capable of
long sounds
Duration: 7 mins. approx
Published by: Universal Edition 

AN EXCITING NEW GAME FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES (1969)
Instrumentation: any number of players with any number of instruments, 1 die
and 1
counter
Duration: variable
Published by: Universal Edition 

SOME BRIGHT STARS FOR QUEEN'S COLLEGE (1970)
Instrumentation: choir, melodicas (2), recorders (3), piano
Duration: 3 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

IT'S EASIER THAN IT LOOKS (1970)
Instrumentation: 8 descant recorders
Duration: 3 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

BALLOON MUSIC 1 (1973)
Instrumentation: from 2 - 1,000 balloons
Duration: 6 mins.
Published by: Universal Edition 

SEASCAPES (1986)
Instrumentation: strings and 4 school groups
Duration: 30 mins.
Commissioned by: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Published by: Universal Edition 

FRAMEWORKS (1989-90)
Instrumentation: ob (2), hn (2), strings, 4 school orchestral groups
Duration: 30 mins. approx
Commissioned by: English Sinfonia
Published by: Universal Edition 

STORIES FROM THE DREAMTIME (1991)
Instrumentation: 40 hearing impaired children, orchestra, speaker, signer
Duration: 35 mins.
Text: David Bedford from Aboriginal legends
Commissioned by: Music and the Deaf
Published by: Universal Edition 

TRAVELLING WEST (1995)
Instrumentation: any instruments ad lib.
Duration: 3 mins.
Commissioned by: Schools Curriculum Assessment Authority
Published by: David Bedford 

TIDDALIK THE FROG (1997)
Instrumentation: violin, 'cello, piano, primary school group
Duration: 15 mins.
Text: Allison Bedford
Commissioned by: The Dartington String Trio
Published by: David Bedford