errollyn wallen
catalogue of works
Advert
Graham's Port
(1999)
Advert
Ballet
1-2-3-4
(1993)
Ballet
Jacob Marley, Bunty Matthias, Denise Wong
Waiting
(1993)
Ballet
Brass Band
Chrome
(1997) 16 minutes
Brass Band
National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, Elgar Howarth, Harrogate Festival 1997
National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
Gold Saturday
(2004) 10 minutes
Brass Band
For several Brass Bands including Bollywood Brass Band
Peters Edition (EP 7736)
National Youth Brass Band and various bands including Bollywood Brass, Elgar Howarth (conductor), Bridgewater Hall, 1 May 2004
the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
Chamber
Violin
(1981)
Chamber
Violin
We Four Kings
(1981)
Chamber
Alto Sax, Harpsichord, Piano, Double Bass
Trio
(1982)
Chamber
2 Flutes, Vibraphone
Still Lives
(1983)
Chamber
Flute, Clarinet, Vibraphone, Cello
Variations for String Quartet
(1983)
Chamber
String Quartet
Mythologies
(1988)
Chamber
Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Sax, Piano, Percussion
Second String Quartet
(1988) 20 minutes
Chamber
Quartet Zu, South Bank London, 1988
Take
(1988)
Chamber
Voice, Piano, Tape
Memorias de un Corazon en un Pueblo Pequeño
(1989)
Chamber
Flute, Guitar/Mandolin, Double Bass, Percussion
Jelly Dub Mix
(1990)
Chamber
2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Sax, Tape
Romeo Turn
(1990) 14 minutes
Chamber
Viola, Cello and Double Bass
Peters Edition (EP 7729)
Adderbury Ensemble - Jane Atkins (Viola), Jane Fenton (Cello) and Andrew Davies (Double Bass), St Mary's Church Kidlington, February 2000
David Hopkins for the Adderbury Ensemble
I Hate Waiting
(1991)
Chamber
V, Clarinet, Sax, Trumpet, Piano, Electric Bass/Double Bass, Percussion, Tape
Until You Do
(1991)
Chamber
2 Pianos, Sax, Electric Bass, Drums
Mondrian
(1992)
Chamber
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet/Sax, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Piano, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
Dogness
(1994)
Chamber
Electric
Chorale
(1995)
Chamber
Strings
Green Remembered Hills
(1998)
Chamber
Strings
Rapture
(1998) 12 minutes
Chamber
Viola and Piano
Malcolm Allison and Cockermouth Music Society
Jig
(1999)
Chamber
Strings
Prometheus Bellyache
(1999) 15 minutes
Chamber
Flute and Piano
Philippa Davies (flute), Jan Willem Nelleke (piano), Guildhall School of Music, 29 April 2001
The British Flute Society
Woogie Boogie
(1999)
Chamber
Violin and Piano
Dervish
(2001) 6 minutes
Chamber
Cello and Piano
Peters Edition (EP 7682)
Matthew Sharp, Dominic Harlan, Wigmore Hall, 29 June 2001
Matthew Sharp, Dominic Harlan and dedicated to the composer Jonathan Lloyd
Recorded on: the girl in my alphabet (Avie AV 0006)
Mirrors of Invention
(2001) 15 minutes
Chamber
Violin, Cello, Tape
Sounds Bazaar, Abbotsbury Festival 2001
Sounds Bazaar
Subway
(2001)
Chamber
Solo Percussion
La Luga
(2002)
Chamber
Guitar Quintet
Flick
(2003) 5 minutes
Chamber
3 Tenor Recorders, Marimba, Harpsichord, Cello
Peters Edition (EP 7757)
Apsarar ensemble at the Concertgebouw in Bruges, Belgium, 1 June 2003
Apsara
All the Blues I See
(2004) 20 minutes
Chamber
Flute and String Quartet
Peters Edition (EP 7733)
Emily Beynon and the Brodsky Quartet, St George's Bristol, 4 March 2004
BBC Radio 3 for Emily Beynon and the Brodsky Quartet
At the Ending of a Year
(2005) 6 minutes
Chamber
2 Horns and Piano
Peters Edition (EP 7792)
Thomas Bacom and James Graber (horns) with Radolfo Morales (piano), First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Houston - Texas, 'Music of Today' Concert Series, 22 May 2005
and written for Thomas Bacon and James Graber
Skip
(2005)
Chamber
Clarinet and Piano
Music for Tigers
(2006)
Chamber
2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Piano
Five Postcards
(2010) 8 minutes
Chamber
Violin and Viola
Errollyn Wallen
Five Postcards – Anton Miller and Rita Porfiris
Anton Miller,Violin and Rita Porfiris, Viola, Duke University,USA, 2010
Anton Miller and Rita Porfiris
Chamber Opera
Four Figures with Harlequin
(1993)
Chamber Opera
Look! No Hands!
(1996)
Chamber Opera
Cindy Oswin
The Silent Twins
(2007)
Chamber Opera
Choral
When the Wet Wind Sings
(2003)
Choral
40 Voices
PRINCIPIA
(2012) 4 minutes
Choral
Massed choirs and orchestra
Universal Edition
Enlightenment album available from iTunes and Amazon
August 29th 2012 opening ceremony of London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium
LOCOG
Text and music by Errollyn Wallen

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHYkZEGUhug
Full Fathom Five
(2013) 8 minutes
Choral
Melodia Women's Choir
Errollyn Wallen
May 3rd 2014, New York City
Melodia Women's Choir
Hawks and Horses (text by William Shakespeare)
(2014) 20 minutes
Choral
Peterborough Male Voice Choir, Women's Choir, Youth Choir, Britten Sinfonia
Errollyn
September 2015
Peterborough Sings
Commissioned by Will Prideux/Peterborough Sings with funds made available by PRSF
Community Opera
Our Man in Gravesend: Homeward Bound
(2001)
Community Opera
Atima Srivastava
Gracenotes
(2002)
Community Opera
Mike Harris
Multi-media Show
Jordan Town
(2001) 50 minutes
Multi-media Show
Piano/Voice performance - Errollyn Wallen, Dance - Tom Sapsford, Film- honey brothers and Ensemble X String Quartet
Songs
Guru - My Feet May Take a Little While - North - What's Up Doc? - When I Am Laid in Earth (arrangement of Purcell) - Jordan Town - Jesus on a Train - Psalm - Daedalus
First performance: 2001 Edinburgh Festival and national tour
London premiere: Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, 11 April 2003
Musical
Nijinska
(1999)
Musical
Kate Westbrook
Opera
Another America: Earth
(2003) 20 minutes
Opera
2 S.Mez.2T.Bar Soli--1.0.0.1--1.1.1.0, 2 Percussion, Electric Bass Guitar, Violin, 3 Cellos
Peters Edition (EP 7717)
Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 9 November 2003
the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Nitro
Libretto by Errollyn Wallen
Another America: Fire
(2004) 45 minutes
Opera
2S.2Mez.T.Bar.South African Singer.Young Child Soli--SATB Chorus--1.0.1.1--1.1.1.0--Percussion, Piano, Electric Bass Guitar, Harp, 3 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos, Double Bass
Peters Edition (EP 7756)
Sadler's Wells, London, 16 September 2004
Push
Libretto by Errollyn Wallen
Another America: Air
(2007) 10 minutes
Opera
for solo tenor and piano
Peters Edition
ANON
(2013) 40 minutes
Opera
Welsh National Opera
Orchestral
Music for Small Orchestra
(1983)
Orchestral
Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra
(1994) 20 minutes
Orchestral
Percussion Soloist, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Timpani, Strings (minimum 8.6.4.4.2)
Colin Currie, National Youth Orchestra conducted by Paul Daniel, Barbican, 1994
the BBC
Demon
(1996)
Orchestral
SATB and Orchestra
Errollyn Wallen, after St Mark 13
Hunger
(1996) 25 minutes
Orchestral
Flute/Piccolo, Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, 2 Horns, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion, 3 Violins, 3 Violas, 2 Cellos, 2 Double Basses
Peters Edition (EP 7684)
The Continuum Ensemble conducted by Philip Headlam, Regent Hall, London, April 1996
the Continuum Ensemble, in memoriam Rory Allam
Horseplay
(1998) 16 minutes
Orchestral
Flute/Piccolo, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Horn, Percussion (2 players), Piano/Celesta, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
Peters Edition (EP 7683)
The Royal Ballet choreographed by Tom Sapsford, Theatre Royal, Sheffield, 1998
Tom Sapsford for The Royal Ballet and dedicated to Judy Theophanous
Recorded on: the girl in my alphabet (Avie AV 0006)
The World's Weather
(1999)
Orchestral
Spirit Symphony - Speed-Dating for Two Orchestras
(2004) 20 minutes
Orchestral
Orchestra I: 2 (2=Picc).2.2.2--2.3.2.B-tbn.1, Timpani, 4 Percussion, Harp, Str(10.8.6.6.4)Orchestra II: 2 (2=Picc).Picc.2.2.2--2.2.2.B-tbn.0--Str(10.8.6.6.4)
Peters Edition (EP 7759)
BBC Concert Orchestra and Kensington Symphony Orchestra conducted by Russell Keable at the final event of the 'Listen Up! Festival of Orchestras 2004', Royal Festival Hall, 5 November 2004
BBC Radio 3
Cello Concerto
(2007)
Orchestral
with string orchestra
Mighty River
(2007)
Orchestral
Photography
(2007)
Orchestral
String Orchestra
Spirit Symphony
(2007)
Orchestral
Version for one orchestra
Concerto Grosso
(2008)
Orchestral
Violin, Double Bass, Piano, String Orchestra
SPIRIT IN MOTION
(2012) 4 minutes
Orchestral
Soprano and Orchestra (first performance by Denise Leigh and London Symphony Oechestra)
Universal Edition
Enlightenment album available from iTunes and Amazon
Opening ceremony of London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium
LOCOG
Text and music by Errollyn Wallen

Broadcast to a billion people

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZMZaGGU1vU
Piano
Three Piano Pieces
(1980)
Piano
Lines
(1982) 5 minutes
Piano
Piano Solo
Recorded on: errollyn (Avie AV 0049)
Big Business
(1988)
Piano
2 Pianos (8 or 4 hands)
Favourite Things (More Light)
(1990)
Piano
More Light
(1990) 10 minutes
Piano
ERROLLYN (Avie label)
Purcell Room, South Bank Centre bu John Tilbury
John Tilbury
The Girl In My Alphabet
(1990) 10 minutes
Piano
2 Pianos (8 or 4 hands)
Peters Edition (EP 7685)
Nanquidno, Purcell Room, South Bank, London, 1990
Nanquidno
Earth Stood Hard As Iron
(1996)
Piano
2 Pianos
Prelude
(1996)
Piano
Louis' Loops
(1999) 4 minutes
Piano
Toy Piano (Piano or Harpsichord)
Peters Edition (EP 7691)
the girl in my alphabet (Avie AV 0006)
Margaret Leng Tan, Other Minds Festival, San Francisco 1999
Other Minds Festival, San Francisco and dedicated to the composer's godson, Louis Wallen
Also recorded on errollyn - piano version (Avie AV 0049)
Greenwich Variations
(2000)
Piano
Piano solo
errollyn (Avie AV 0049)
Errollyn Wallen, Leicester New Walk Museum, November 2000
Leicester New Walk Museum
Radio Play
Grief
(1993)
Radio Play
The Amazons
(1995)
Radio Play
The Constant Nymph
(1996)
Radio Play
Solo Guitar
Three Ships
(1998) 12 minutes
Solo Guitar
Black Venus - New Music for Guitar Vol. I (BGS CD106)
Gary Ryan (first version 1998), Tom Kerstens (extended version 2001), Bath International Guitar Festival, July 2001
Bath International Guitar Festival (extended version 2001)
Red
(2001)
Solo Guitar
Walking Me to Work
(2002) 2 minutes
Solo Guitar
Peters Edition (EP 7728)
The Music of Dance - New Horizons in Guitar Performance (BGS CD109)
Tom Kerstens, Bath International Guitar Festival, July 2002
Bath International Festival
Night Passage
(2013) 8 minutes
Solo Guitar
Errollyn Wallen
October 26th 2013, Kings Place, London
IGF
Solo Organ
Tiger
(2000)
Solo Organ
Triptych
(2012) 7 minutes
Solo Organ
Peters Edition
June 13th 2012, Birmingham Symphony Hall
Thomas Trotter and Symphony Hall, Birmingham
The work is in three short movements
Stage
Heart
(1992)
Stage
Black Mime Theatre
E.D.R
(1993)
Stage
Black Mime Theatre
Manchester Lines
(2012)
Stage
Manchester Library Theatre
As well as producing regularly at The Lowry, the Library Theatre Company will also stage Manchester Lines, its second site-specific piece in the city of Manchester, in summer 2012. Written by Manchester poet and writer Jackie Kay, directed by leading director Wils Wilson and with music composed by Errolyn Wallen, Manchester Lines follows the company’s huge success of its adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Hard Times, which played to packed houses in a converted Victorian mill in June 2011.
Vocal
The Long War
(1976)
Vocal
(Ted Hughes/Kathleen Raine/T. S. Eliot)
Deaths and Entrances
(1979)
Vocal
Baritone, Piano
Dylan Thomas
Three Elizabethan Songs
(1980)
Vocal
SATB
Pulse Songs
(1983)
Vocal
Vv, Keyboard, Cello
Psalm 150
(1986)
Vocal
SATB, Piano
Take
(1988)
Vocal
S, Piano, Tape
It All Depends on You
(1989)
Vocal
S, 2 Clarinets (Alto Sax, Soprano Sax), Tape
Philip Larkin
In Our Lifetime
(1990)
Vocal
Baritone, Tape
Dark Heart
(1991)
Vocal
S, Piano
C de Pizan
Having Gathered His Cohorts
(1991)
Vocal
Baritone, 2 Clarinets
My Lord, What A Morning
(1991)
Vocal
V, Double Bass, Piano
Are You Worried About the Rising Cost of Funerals?
(1994) 19 minutes
Vocal
Soprano, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello
Peters Edition (EP 7692)
the girl in my alphabet (Avie AV 0006)
Sarah Leonard, BCMG String Quartet, Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham, 1994
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
(Five Simple Songs)
Beehive - Mary - White Christine - Guru - End of My Days
Gastarbeiter
(1994)
Vocal
Mezzo Soprano, Clarinet, Viola, Double Bass, Percussion
Jackie Kay
My Lazy Goodheart
(1994) 6 minutes
Vocal
Voice and Piano
Peters Edition (EP 7739)
Cuff Clout - Kate Westbrook & The Skirmishers (Voiceprint VP310CD)
Kate Westbrook
Text: Kate Westbrook
Phonecalls From Besieged Cities
(1994)
Vocal
Narrator, Tape
Jo Shapcott/Errollyn Wallen
Shit In Her Eyes
(1994)
Vocal
V, Amplified Violin, Electric Bass, Drums
Deborah Levy
Teeth
(1994)
Vocal
Mezzo Soprano, Piano
Jackie Kay
Music for Alien Tribes
(1997)
Vocal
Voice, Piano
Never Ending
(1997)
Vocal
Voice, Piano
One Week Short of a Valentine
(1997)
Vocal
Mezzo Soprano, Flute, Cello, Piano, Double Bass
The Devil and the Doctor
(1997)
Vocal
Voice, Piano
Benediction
(1998)
Vocal
Zephaniah 3
SSA
Courtly Love
(1998)
Vocal
Mezzo Soprano, Piano
Meet Me At Harold Moores
(1998)
Vocal
Mezzo Soprano, Piano
Oil
(1998)
Vocal
V, Electric, Electric Bass
The Warm and The Cold
(1998)
Vocal
Baritone, Piano
Ted Hughes
Hudson, Mississippi, Thames
(1999)
Vocal
V, Cello, Piano
Aries
(2000)
Vocal
SATB
W.S.Merwin
Designer Christmas
(2000)
Vocal
SSA, Piano
God's Penny
(2000)
Vocal
Children's Choie (SSA), Harp, Piano
In It
(2001)
Vocal
SSA, Piano, Percussion
My Life is Hell
(2002)
Vocal
V, String Quartet
The Queen and I
(2002)
Vocal
V, Baroque Violin, Cello, Harpsichord
Daedalus
(2003) 8 minutes
Vocal
Arranged for Mezzo-Soprano and String Quartet
Peters Edition (EP 7727)
Moodswings - The Brodsky Quartet and Errollyn Wallen (Brodsky Records BRD 23501)
the Brodsky Quartet for the Brodsky Quartet Song Show Tour 2003
Fairy Scary
(2005)
Vocal
V, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Cello, Piano
Comfort Me with Apples
(2006)
Vocal
Soprano, Baritone, Oboe, Organ, String Quartet
from Song of Songs
The Errollyn Wallen Songbook
(2006)
Vocal
Peters Edition
NMC RELEASE OF ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT THE RISING COST OF FUNERALS TRAILER OF CAUTIONARY TALES – the opera from Latitude HONORARY FELLOWSHIP OF MANSFIELD COLLEGE, OXFORD
The recent performance by Mr McFall's Strings with Susan Hamilton (soprano) of Are You Worried About the Rising Cost of Funerals as part of PRSF/Southbank New Music Biennial 2014 is now available for download from NMC, Amazon and iTunes. A new production of Cautionary Tales, the opera, went to Latitude festival July 20th. See the trailer here.

Errollyn is now working on her fourteenth opera, Sabina Spielrein, libretto by David Pountney, which will be workshopped with CCO in NYC in December.
Errollyn Wallen has been elected Honorary Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford, in recognition of her distinguished contribution to scholarship in the field of contemporary British music and her exceptional achievements as a composer. Conferment will take place on Feb. 6th 2015 followed by a talk by Errollyn.
BUY FOR 89p> Cautionary Tales at Latitude> Listen to Errollyn in a recent interview>