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Complete list of Feeney Commissions

CBSO Commissions

* indicates the work has been recorded. See Recordings of Feeney Commissions.

Composer/Creator Title of work Date Where performed
Roxanna Panufnik Faithful Journey - A Mass for Poland 21.11.2018 Birmingham
Ēriks Ešenvalds Lakes Awake at Dawn
CBSO Co-commission: UK premiere
17.6.2015 Birmingham
Brett Dean Dramatis Personae for trumpet and orchestra 29.5.2014 Birmingham
Enrico Chapela MAGNETAR, concerto for electric cello and orchestra.
CBSO Co-commission: European premiere
28.3.2013 Birmingham
Poul Ruders Symphony no.4 (an organ symphony).
CBSO Co-commission: UK premiere
7.12.2011 Birmingham
Colin Matthews Violin Concerto 30.9.2009 Birmingham
Fyfe Dangerfield In Wait 11.10.2007 Birmingham
John Joubert Nativity Prelude 21.12.2004 Birmingham
Erkki Sven Tüür Exodus* 26.11.1999 Birmingham
Thomas Adès Asyla* 1.10.1997 Birmingham
Judith Weir Forest* 13.12.1995 Birmingham
Sofia Gubaidulina Zeitgestalten (Figures of Time) 29.11.1994 Birmingham
Robin Holloway The Spacious Firmament 21.1.1992 Birmingham
Mark Anthony Turnage Three Screaming Popes* 5.10.1989 Birmingham
Alexander Goehr Eve Dreams in Paradise 14.3.1989 Birmingham
Robin Holloway Seascape and Harvest 29.4.1986 Birmingham
Tristan Murail Time and again 21.1.1986 Birmingham
Toru Takemitsu Vers l'arc-en-ciel, Palma 2.10.1984 Birmingham
John Joubert Gong-Tormented Sea 29.4.1982 Birmingham
Paul Patterson Concerto for Orchestra 12.11.1981 Birmingham
Roger Marsh Still (as far as may be) 13.11.1980 Birmingham
Sir John Tavener Palintropos, for Piano and Orchestra 1.3.1979 Birmingham
Christopher Brown Triptych (3 Symphonic Pieces after Dürer) 7.12.1978 Birmingham
John Casken Tableaux des Trois Ages 29.9.1977 Birmingham
John Mayer Mandala ki Raga Sangeet 17.2.1977 Birmingham
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett Violin Concerto 25.3.1976 Birmingham
Nicola LeFanu Columbia Falls 20.11.1975 Birmingham
Anthony Gilbert Ghost and Dream Dancing 19.9.1974 Birmingham
Humphrey Searle Labyrinth 18.11.1971 Birmingham
John McCabe Symphony No.2* 25.9.1971 Birmingham
Peter Dickinson Transformations* 3.7.1970 Cheltenham
Kenneth Leighton Piano Concerto No.3 11.3.1970 Wolverhampton
Richard Henninger Catena 5.3.1970 Birmingham
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett Piano Concerto 19.9.1968 Birmingham
Thea Musgrave Concerto for Orchestra 8.3.1968 Royal Festival Hall
Peter Racine Fricker Symphony No.4 14.2.1967 Cheltenham
Gordon Crosse Sinfonia Concertante 14.7.1965 Cheltenham
Don Banks Divisions for Orchestra 12.7.1965 Cheltenham
John Gardner CBE The Noble Heart 14.6.1964 Stratford-upon-Avon
Elizabeth Maconchy Serenata Concertante for Violin & Orch 17.10.1963 Birmingham
Sir Arthur Bliss Mary of Magdala 2.9.1963 Worcester
Robert Simpson Symphony No.3 14.3.1963 Birmingham
Humphrey Searle Symphony No.4 8.11.1962 Birmingham
Sir Andrzej Panufnik Piano Concerto 25.1.1962 Birmingham
John Gardner CBE Herrick Cantata 30.11.1961 Birmingham
Alun Hoddinott Violin Concerto 30.3.1961 Birmingham
Alan Rawsthorne Symphony No.2 29.9.1959 Birmingham
Sir Lennox Berkeley Symphony No.2 24.5.1959 Birmingham
Edmund Rubbra Symphony No.7 1.10.1957 Birmingham
Peter Wishart Concerto for Orchestra 14.3.1957 Birmingham
Sir Michael Tippett Piano Concerto* 30.10.1956 Birmingham
Sir Arthur Bliss Meditations on a Theme by John Blow* 13.12.1955 Birmingham

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Commissions for other arts organisations

Composer/Creator Title of work Date Where performed
Didy Veldman Sense of Time (Birmingham Royal Ballet) 12.6.2019 Birmingham
Alec Roth A time to be born and a time to die (Ex Cathedra) 9.2.2019 Birmingham
David Sawer Caravanserai (Birmingham Contemporary Music Group) 18.11.2018 Birmingham
Becca Rose Glowacki Meshwork Orchestra (mac) 2.11.2018 Birmingham
Junajo Arqués Ignite (Birmingham Royal Ballet) 3.10.2018 Birmingham
George Williamson Embrace (Birmingham Royal Ballet) 15.6.2018 London
Vanley Burke

5000 Miles and 70 Years
(mac exhibition)
4.5.2018 Birmingham
Giorgio Battistelli (composer)
Sarah Woods (libretto)
Graham Vick (director)

(Birmingham Opera Company)
14.3.2018 Birmingham
Richard Ayres No. 51 (resting songs)
(CrossCurrents Festival, Loki Ensemble)
23.2.2018 Birmingham
Martin Ellerby Paris Portraits – Images for Band
(Birmingham Symphonic Winds)
UK premiere
Sally Payen The Fence and the Shadow
(mac exhibition)
23.9.2017 Birmingham
Oliver Knussen O Hototogisu! – fragment of a Japonisme (Birmingham Contemporary Music Group) 23.6.2017 Aldeburgh Festival
Ruth Brill
Arcadia (Birmingham Royal Ballet) 21.6.2017 Birmingham
Daniel Kidane Breakbeat (CBSO Youth Orchestra) 26.2.2017 Birmingham
Sid Peacock Homage to Sun Ra (Birmingham Jazz for the Surge Jazz Orchestra) 1.10.2016 Birmingham
Gareth Jones and Matthew Eaton

Live soundtrack for F W Murnau's 1926 silent film Faust
(Flatpack Projects)

24.4.2016 Birmingham
Sally Beamish

Music for A New Shakespeare Masque
(Ex Cathedra)

22.4.2016 Stratford upon Avon
Anna Meredith

Studies for Big Band
(Performances Birmingham for the Mike Fletcher Jazz Orchestra)

16.4.2016 Birmingham
Alexander L'Estrange Hark! Mark the Music!, a celebration of music in Shakespeare, for mixed voices (S/A/Men & piano)
(National Teachers’ Choir)
9.2.2016 Birmingham
Chris Cooper Barefaced, a TIE programme for Year 9 upwards
(Big Brum Theatre in Education)
14.9.2015 Birmingham
James MacMillan Seven Angels for choir, soloists and small instrumental ensemble
(Ex Cathedra)
31.1.2015 Birmingham
Paul Spicer Unfinished Remembering, a choral symphony to a text by Euan Tait
(Birmingham Bach Choir)
13.9.2014 Birmingham
Jonathan Dove The Dancing Pipes for organ
(Arts at St Laurence, Ludlow)
14.6.2014 Ludlow
David Bintley New choreography for Benjamin Britten's 'Prince of the Pagodas'
(Birmingham Royal Ballet and National Ballet of Japan)
25.02.2014 Birmingham
Charlotte Bray Black Rainbow
(CBSO Youth Orchestra)
23.02.2014 Birmingham
Ben Foskett Leckey
(CBSO Youth Orchestra)
30.10.2011 Birmingham

Luke Bedford/ Glyn Maxwell

Seven Angels, an opera
(Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/The Opera Group)
17.6.2011 Birmingham

James MacMillan

'And lo, the Angel of the Lord came upon them'
(Ex Cathedra)
19.12.2009 Birmingham

Tansy Davies

(CBSO Youth Orchestra)
18.02.2007 Birmingham

John McCabe

Score for David Bintley’s ballet 'Arthur'
(Birmingham Royal Ballet)

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* Recordings of Feeney Commissions

Bliss, Meditations on a Theme by John Blow, CBSO/Rignold
Lyrita SRCD 254

Tippett, Piano Concerto, Steven Osborne BBC Scottish SO/Brabbins
Hyperion CD A67461/2

McCabe, Symphony No 2, CBSO/Fremaux
EMI 556818-2

Turnage, Three Screaming Popes, CBSO/Rattle
EMI TSP 2 04681 2

Weir, Forest, BBC SO/Brabbins
NMC D137

Adès, Asyla, CBSO/Rattle
EMI 556818-2

Tüür, Exodus, CBSO/Järvi
ECM 472 497-2

Panufnik, Piano Concerto, Ewa Poblocka/London SO conducted by the composer.
Conifer, in association with Technics HI-FI, CDCF 206

Dickinson, Satie Transformations, BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Rundell
Heritage HTGCD 211

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