Choral works


D'un pays lointain (2012-13)

Soprano, mezzosoprano and baritone soloists, saxophone quartet, mixed choir and orchestra (2.2.2.2 2.2.0.0 Perc. (3) Str.)
Texts by Gerhard Meister, Henri Michaux, Dino Campana, Gunnar Ekelöf, Stevie Smith and Jürg Halter
Commissioned by the Gemischter Chor Zürich for their 150th anniversary concerts in November 2013 with Sophie Klußmann, Christina Bock, Joa Helgesson, and the Musikkollegium Winterthur cond. Joachim Krause
Duration: 50 minutes

 

Cicadas (2010)
Oratorio for 3 solo singers: Mestra (soprano), Ceres (alto), Erysichthon (baritone); Choir (+ 1 tenor soloist from the choir) and children's choir; 10 instruments: Oboe, Cor anglais, Bass clarinet, Bassoon, Contrabassoon, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass
Libretto by Dagny Gioulami
Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra for first performance November 15th and 16th 2010 at St Luke's, London with the LSO Community Choir and Community Children's Choir, members of the LSO cond. Tim Redmond
Duration: 50 minutes
 

Psalm 149 (2009)
Mixed choir (SATB), double bass
Commissioned by Geoffrey Webber and the Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, for first performance on 22nd November 2009 at the Cambridge Music Festival
Duration: 5 minutes
 

Cinq poèmes de Jean Cuttat (2003)
Mixed choir, bass clarinet
Texts by Jean Cuttat
Commissioned by Karl Scheuber and the Vokalensemble Cantapella
First performance: Augustinerkirche, Zurich, 17.iii.2004, by the Vokalensemble Cantapella cond. Karl Scheuber
Duration: c. 10 minutes