david horne

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complete alphabetical list of works

(click on link in right columns if audio and/or scores are available)

name of work

duration

instrumentation

audio

pdf

A Curious Thirsty Fly (2008)

2'20”

Tenor and piano

Y

Y

Aureole (1996)

5’

bassoon and digital tape

Y

Y

Beyond the Blue Horizon (1996-7)

90'

fl(=picc/afl).ob(=corA).cl(=bcl).bn(=dbn)-hn-harp-vln.vla.vlc.db

Bagatelles (2013)

11'

fl(=picc).cl(=bcl).perch(1):marimba/vib/glock/2susp.cym/2 tpl.bl/pno-vn.vc

Y

Y

11'

picc.corA.bcl.dbn-1.1.1.0-perc(1):marimba/vib/crot/5tpl.bl/whip/2susp.cym(lg,sm)/BD-harp-pft- strings(1.1.1.1.1)

Y

Y

10'

corA-hn-perc(1):marimba/vib/chimes/5tpl.bl/lg susp.cym-harp-gtr-vla.vlc.db

Y

Y

Brontė Songs (2023)

16’

mez.sop solo:fl.cl.sax(A):pno:vn.vc

Y

Y

The Burning Babe (1992

6'

SSA fl.ob.cl-perc:vib/glsp/cyms/SD-pft or SSA pft

Caprice

6’

fl.cl.perc(1):marimba/vib /pno-vn.vc

Y

Y

Castle Rock

13’

sax(A):hn:accordion:2.1.1.0

Y

Chime

9’

basset clarinet and piano

Y

Y

Clarion (1995)

10'

cl-tpt-cel-vln.db

Y

20'

picc.2.2.corA.2.bcl.2.dbn-4.3.3.1-timp/perc(3)-strings

Y

Y

20'

fl(=picc).cl(=bcl)-perc(1):crot/3susp.cym (lg,med,sm)/4tpl.bl/ 2bongos/3tom-t/vib/marimba-pft-vln.vlc

Y

Y

Contraries and Progressions (1991)

15'

fl.cl-pft-vln(=vla).vlc

Days Now Gone (1992)

10'

tenor and piano

Daedalus in Flight (2013)

12’

orchestra

Y

Y

Deep Flux (2001)

9'

bcl.c25bn-tba

Y

Y

Different Ghosts (2022)

24’

clarinet quintet

Y

Y

10'

1.1.1.1-1.1.0.0-pft-perc(1): crot/marimba/sus.tgl/5tpl.bl/BD/sysp/cym-1.1.1.1.1

Y

Y

Disintegrations (2003)
(arrangement of 3 tracks by Warp artists)

12'

1(=afl/picc).1(=corA).1(=bcl).1(=dbn).-1.1.1.0-perc(1):hi-hat/2susp.cym/2bongos/3tom-t/
pedBD/guiro/wdbl/mar/vib/tpl.bl/tamb/maracas/sandpaper.bl-pf-1.1.1.1.1

1

2

3

Y

20'

piano and string quartet

Y

Y

20'

two solo vlns + strings: 5vln.2vla.2vlc.1db

Y

Y

Elegy (2000)

5'

trumpet and piano

Emerging Dances (2004)

5’

1.1.1.1:1.1.1.0:Perc(1):Harp:1.1.1.1.1

Y

Y

Filters (1998)

10'

viola and piano

Y

Y

Fireflies (2002)

5'

glass harmonica and orchestra (2.picc.2.corA.2.bcl.2.dbn-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(2):
glsp/BD/susp.cym/flexatone/vib/tam-t/crot-harp-strings(11.9.7.6.5)

Y

Five Divisions of Time (2001)

20 '

wind quintet

Y

Fixation (2001)

12'

3(III=picc).2.corA.2.bcl.2.dbn-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(3):marimba/ sm susp.cym/whip/glsp/claves/2bongos/BD/5tpl.bl/2congas/tam-t-harp-strings

Y

Y

Flex (1997)

10'

piano and ensemble
(afl(=picc).cl(=bcl).bn(=dbn)-hn.tpt.trbn-perc(1):marimba/vib/crot/BD/tpl.bl-harp-gtr-vla.vlc.db)

Y

Y

Flicker (1997)          

8'

2.2.2(II=bcl).2(II=dbn)-2.2.0.0-timp-strings

Y

20'

string quartet

Y

Y

Frayed Instruments

13’

sax(A) solo:bfl.bcl:marimba:harp:1.0.1.1.1

Y

Y

Friend of the People (1998-99)
Opera in 3 Acts with a Prologue

150'

2S,A,4T,4Bar,BBar,B,Tr 2(I=picc,II=picc/afl).2(II=corA).2(II=bcl).1.dbn-2.2.2.1-timp. perc(1):marimba/vib/crot/t.bells/3susp.cym(sm,med,lg)/BD/tam-t/whip/ 5tpl.bl/med.anvil-harp-cel-strings

Grimm Tales (2015)

24'

fl(=picc).cl(=bcl):hn:pno:1.0.1.1.1

Y

Y

Gossamer (2004)

16'

saxophone quartet

Y

Glow (1998)

13'

fl(=picc,afl).ob(=corA).cl(=bcl)-hn-perc(1):marimba/vib/crot/2susp.cym(med,lg)-pft-vln.vla.vlc

Y

Y

Ignition (2002)

30'

solo percussion and orchestra
3(II=afl, III=picc).2.corA.2(II=Ebcl).bcl.2.dbn-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(3): glsp/mar/4tom-t/2wdbl/tam-t/vib/small 5susp.cym (2 small, 1medium, 2large)/5 tpl.bl/whip/TD/BD/claves/crot-harp-perc solo: 4 tom-t/2 bongos/BD/5 tpl.bl/3 cow bells/vib/mar/crot-strings

1,2

3

4

5

Y

Jason Field (1993)
Chamber opera in one act

20'

S,T,Bar fl(=picc).cl(=bcl)-harp-pft-string quartet

The Letter (1993)

11'

tenor and piano

Last September (2008)

5’

solo baritone and orchestra

Y

Y

The Lie (1993)
Cantata

43'

S & T soloists, children's choir (6-20 voices) fl(=picc).cl(=bcl)-hn-perc(1):mar/vib/susp.cyms/3tom-t(hi, med, low)/ 2bongos(hi, med)/crot-pft-harp-vln.vla.vlc

Lied der Mignon (1997)

5'

soprano and piano

Life’s Splinters (2006)

18’

tenor solo, fl.cl:cn.va.vc

Y

Y

Liszt (1996)

12'

piano solo

Y

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (1993)

12'

SATB choir and organ

Mass (1995)

24'

SATB choir and organ

Nocturnes and Nightmares (1991)

11'

piano solo

Northscape (1992)

12'

chamber orchestra with violin and harp obbligato and unison children's voices(optional)
1.1.1.1-1.0.0.0-harp-strings(3.3.2.2.1)

Out of the Air (1990)

20'

1.1.1.0-1.0.0.0-perc(1):crot/marimba/vib/3bongos-strings(1.0.1.1.0)

Y

Y

Pan's Song (1999)

4'

S,cl-pft-vln.vlc

Y

Pensive (1998)

15'

mezzo-soprano, mixed choir and chamber orchestra (fl-timp-strings)
version for mezzo-soprano, mixed choir and organ also available

Y

Y

Persistence (1995) 

13'

1(=picc,afl).1(=corA).1(=bcl).1(=dbn)-1.1.1.0-perc(2):vib/BD/tam-t/ sm susp.cym/guiro/claves/crot/lg susp.cym/2bongos(diff.pitches)/ marimba/med susp.cym/4tpl.bl(diff pitches)/bass bow(for vib,crot, cyms)-strings (2.2.2.1)

Y

Y

Phantom Instruments (2006)

10’

cl solo:1.1.1.1:1.1.1.0:perc(1):pno:1.1.1.1.1

Y

Y

Phantom Moon (1993)

20'

fl(=afl)-2perc:vib/2 susp.cym(med, large)/darabuka(or congas if not available)/2bongos(hi, med)/3timb(hi, med, lo)/2 shakers (diff pitches)/BD/2timp/chin.cym/tam-t/hi-hat/SD/2tgl

Phantoms (2014)

5’

clarinet solo

Y

24'

2(I=afl,II=picc).2.2(II=bcl).1.dbn-2.2.2.1-perc(2):t.bells/marimba/ vib/xyl/crot/glsp/3susp.cym(small,med,large)/tam-t/2timp- cel-harp-strings

1

2

3

1

2

3

Praise Ye (1995)
Two psalms for children's choir and organ

5'

3 soli/semi-chorus-massed children's voices-organ

Pulse (1994) 

11'

marimba solo

Reaching Out (1994)

10'

percussion solo (2sets bongos(med-hi, med-hi)/4tom-t(lo-hi)/2timb(lo-hi)/BD/ 2susp.tgl(small, lge)/2susp.cym(small, lge)/5tpl.bl(lo-hi)/3wd.bl(lo- hi)/tam-t/bell-tree)

Reflecting Instruments (2019)

17’

piano trio

Y

Y

Refrain (1996)

15'

piano solo

Y

Y

Resonating Instruments (2016-17)

24’

cimbalom solo:fl(=picc,bfl).cl(=bcl):pno:vn.vc

Y

Resonance (2003)

16’

percussion quartet and children’s percussion orchestra

Y

Y

Resound (1995)

8'

piano and digital tape

Y

Y

Restless Feeling (2008)

20’

1.1.1.1-1.1.1.0-pft-perc(2)-1.1.1.1.1

Y

Y

Rush (1996)

9'

percussion solo (vib-2 bongos-3 tom-toms-4 tpl bl)

Y

Y

Severed Scherzos (2013)

7’

sax(A).guitar.piano + MIDI keyboard

Y

Shiver (1998)

16'

pft-vln.vla.vlc.db

Y

Y

Sighs and Declamations (2007)

6’

flexible ensemble (4 groups)

Y

Y

Six Short Studies (1990)

12'

piano solo

Slow, slow (2000)

4'

tenor and piano

Y

Sostenuto (1996)

5'

piano and digital tape

Y

Y

Sparks (1994)

8'

fl(=afl/picc).cl(=bcl)-perc(1):mar/vib/3tomt-t(diff sizes)/3susp.cym (diff sizes)/BD/whip/4tpl.bl(diff sizes)-vln.vlc

Y

Y

Spike (1998)

9'

fl(=picc).bcl-perc(1):marimba/vib/crot-pft-vln.vlc

Y

Y

12'

fl.cl.harp solo.vn1.vn2.va.vc

Y

Splintered Unisons (1988)

11'

cl-pft-vln.vlc

Stilled Voices (1995)

9'

viola solo

Y

Strands (2000)

5'

2.2.2.2-2.2.0.0-timp-strings

Y

Y

String Quartet no 4 (2006)

21’

string quartet

Y

Y

Submergence

13’

orchestra

Y

Y

Subterfuge (2002)

4'

string quartet

Y

Surrendering to the Stream (1993)
(string quartet no. 1)

20'

string quartet

Sulle Corde (2010)

5’

solo cello

Y

Y

Sweet Disorder (2000)

5'

tenor and piano

Y

Those Images (2018)

6’

M-Sop, Alto Recorder, Ob., Vn., Vc.

Y

Y

Three Dirges (1993)

13'

flute and harp

Y

Y

towards dharma... (1989) 

17'

fl(=hi claves).ob-perc:2bongos/3tom-t/4tpl.bl/3tgl/3susp.cym(small, med/large)/finger cyms/claves/SD/BD/whip-pft(=low claves)-vla.vlc

Travellers (1994)
Chamber opera in one act

42'

S,M,T,Bar,B fl(=picc,afl).cl(=bcl)-perc(1):timp/cym/crot/susp.cym/vib/mar/tpl.bl- pft-vln.vla.vlc.db

Trombone Sonata (1993) 

20'

trombone and piano

Y

Y

The Turn of the Tide

6’

fl.picc.ob.CA.cl.bcl.bn.cbn:2.2.0.0:timp.perc(1):strings

Y

Those Images (2018)

6’

M-Sop, Alto Recorder, Ob., Vn., Vc.

Y

Y

Two Songs (2002-2003)

5'

SSA a cappella

Unbound (1996)

11'

fl(=picc).ob.cl(=bcl)-hn-vln.vla.vlc.

Undulations (1995)
(string quartet no. 2)

18'

string quartet

Vapours (1994)

18'

glass harmonica (or vibraphone) and chamber orchestra
(0.2.0.2-2.2.0.0-strings)

Y

Y

Virtuosic Instruments (2012)

12’

fl(=picc/afl).ob(=corA).cl(=bcl).bn(=dbn):1.1.1.0:perc(1):pno):1.1.1.1.1

Y

Y

Waves and Refrains (2006)

15’

wind band

Y

Y

Will o’ th’ Wisp (2006)

 

 

Y

Y

34'

tenor solo, chorus and orchestra
(2(I=picc).picc(=afl).2.corA.3(III=bcl).2.dbn-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(3):glsp/crot/vib/t.bells/marimba/whip/BD/ 5tpl.bl/2susp.cym(med,lg)/tam-t-harp-cel-strings)

1

2

3

4

5

6

Y

You (1999)

10'

afl(=picc)-pft(=claves)-vlc

Y

Y

Zip (1999)

9'

cello and piano

Y

Y