composer/musician/ZTT artist
 
 


O R C H E S T R A L



ALMOST THE SAME SHAME (2013)10.20 minutes

for piano and orchestra

solo pn, 2 fl, 2 hns, 2 tbns, perc 1 vibs/crotales, perc 2 vibs/large orch bass drum, perc 3 glock, perc 4 glock, strings

commissioned by BBC Concert Orchestra & premiered at The Rest is Noise Festival, QEH, Southbank, London 30/11/13  Conductor - Richard Balcombe, piano - Andrew Poppy


DOWNSIDE UP / IF I COULD COPY YOU (2012)9.30 minutes

for wind orchestra

pic, 2fl, 2ob, cor ang, bsn, cl Eb/Bb alto cl, bass cl, a.sax, t.sax, b.sax, 4 hrn, 3 trp, 3 tbns, euph, tba, perc1 kit, perc 2 glock

commissioned by Lambeth Wind Orchestra

1st performance All Saints Church, London 03/11/12  Conductor - John Holland


GOODBYE PIANO CONCERTO14 minutes

solo piano electric guitar 4 perc, strings demo


REVOLUTION NUMBER EIGHT: AIRPORT FOR JOSEPH BEUYS (2011) 15 minutes

concert version for orchestra & live electronics

2 fl, (pic/a.fl) 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn, 2 trp, 2 hrn, t.trmb, b.trmb, tba., hrap, pno, e.key 2 perc vibs, glock, timp, strings, 5.4.3.3.2., electronics or tape delays & reverbs

1st performance QEH, Southbank, London 21/06/11

BBC Concert Orchestra  Conductor - Charles Hazelwood, electronics - Andrew Poppy


LAST LIGHT (1999)3.30 minutes

string orchestra

commissioned/1st performance String Factory Conductor - Nick Pendlebury


HORN HORN (1997) 34 minutes

for two alto saxophones & orchestra in 6 movements:

2 solo a. sax. 1 pic, 2 fl, 2 ob, c. ang., 2 cl, b cl, 2 bsn, c. bsn, 4 hrn, 3 trp, 2 tbn, b. tbn, tba., timp, 3 perc, harp, piano, strings


1. That Then This Bout

2. A Solution Of Preservative (a cadenza)

3. Fast Car Island

4. Steeplejack Waltz (a cadenza)

5. Attempt At An Ecstatic Moment

6. Chewing The Corner


commissioned by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

1st performance Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool 19/3/97

Solo saxophones - John Harle and Simon Haram, Conductor - Sachio Fujioka


32 FRAMES FOR ORCHESTRA (1981)9 minutes

2 fl, 2 cl (b.cl) s.sax, a.sax, b.sax, vibs, xylo, pno, 2 hrn, 2 trp, 2 trmb, tuba, b.gtr., strings

1st public performance QEH, Southbank, London 11/11/06

BBC Concert Orchestra Conductor - Charles Hazlewood



C H A M B E R


SWIMMING WITH THE STONE BOOK (2013) 20 minutes

for 2 solo pianos and large ensemble

electric guitars, bass guitars, string basses, electric keyboards, pitched percussion, 2 drummers

commissioned for Kate Halsall's Miniature Concertos project

1st performance Goldsmith College, London 06/12/14

Pianos - Kate Halsall & Fumiko Miyachi, conductor - Andrew Poppy


DEFINITELY DISCO (2009)6 minutes

string quartet

commissioned by Cavatina Trust for the 1st London International String Quartet Festival

1st performance Poznansky Quartet 4/09. Recorded by The Smith String Quartet


…AND THE SHUFFLE OF THINGS (2008-09) 60 minutes

suite of 9 pieces

voice, 2 keyboards, 2 percussion

1st performance Andrew Poppy, Sustaining Ensemble, Kings Place, London 11/09


DARWIN’S SIN DRAW (2008)17 minutes

for solo violin & chamber ensemble

solo violin, fl, ob, tbn, vibs/mrba pno, e.gtr vln vla vcl db

commissioned by Crash Ensemble

1st performance O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin 28/11/08

Conductor - Alan Pierson, violin - Darragh Morgan


PERISCOPE (2007) 11 minutes

for piano, electric piano, vibs & marimba

1st performance Sustaining Ensemble, Multiplier Series, Kings Place, London 17/02/09


PLAYING THE PULSE (2007) 13 minutes

for large ensemble of any instruments

commissioned by CoMA

1st performance Warehouse, London 10/08. Conductor - Gregory Rose


HOW THE HAMMER FELT (2007) 12 minutes

fl, vibs, pno

1st performance Noszferatu at The Warehouse, London 9/07. Recorded by Noszferatu.


HATCH (2006) 10 minutes

string quartet

commissioned by Smith String Quartet

1st performance Corsham Festival 4/05


WEIGHING THE MEASURE (2003) 10 minutes

for ensemble of any number 

1st performance The Sustaining Ensemble, Trinity College of Music, London 29/5/04


MORE MATTER LESS (2002) 10 minutes

for violin, alto sax, piano, vibraphone/marimba 

commissioned by Noszferatu

1st performance Cheltenham International Festival of Music 05/07/03


WIN WIN LOSE (2002)14 minutes

for saxophone quartet  sop, alto, ten, bari sax

1st performance Lunar Saxophone Quartet, The Warehouse, London 2002


WHY BLINK (2001-02) 40 minutes

12 pieces for 4 electric keyboards, guitar & percussion

score & demo recording


LAST LIGHT (1997-99)5 minutes

string quartet/string orchestra 

commissioned/1st performance String Factory, Isleworth Festival, Syon House 10/05/99


GHOST (1999) 9 minutes

for clarinet, violin, cello, piano,

1st performance Gemini Roehampton Institute, London 10/02/99


Three Early Works Remodelled (1998)

Matters of Theory for saxophone quartet

1st performance John Harle Sax Quartet. Trinity College of Music, London 29/5/2004

Animal Behavior and Crude Din for Steve Martland Band

32 Frames for chamber group sop sax, alto sax (bari sax) vibs (xylo) 2 vl, 2 vc, db, pno

1st performance Graham Fitkin Group at The Warehouse, London 03/99


END SYNCH SOUND (1998) 15 minutes

for chamber ensemble s.sax, a.sax, trp, tbn, mrba/vibs, pno, 2 vl, vla, vc, db

commissioned/1st performance Charlie Barber Band, Palace Theatre Newark 10/10/98


SNOWDRONIA (1998) 25 minutes

piano/e.pno, vc, accord, t.sax

1st performance Andrew Poppy Ensemble, Telegraph Hill Festival 3/98


ELEVEN WORD TITLE (1995) 26 minutes

b. clt (cl) 2 perc, gtr (b.gtr)

commissioned/1st performance Roger Heaton Group, Lillian Baylis Theatre, London 3/95


SPRUNG AND SUSPENDED (1996) 18 minutes

s.sax, b.sax b.cl, trp, trmb, marmba, vib, pno 2 vl, vla, vc, d. bass

commissioned/1st performance Charlie Barber Band, Purcell Room, London 10/96


EIGHT MOVEMENTS FOR PIANO TRIO (1994) 40 minutes

pno vln vc . Premiere Leuven, Belguim 10/94


ELEVATOR LUXURIA (1992) 30 minutes

for chamber ensemble fl, ob, b.clt, bsn, s.sax, b.sax, trm, hrn, trmb, vib/marimba, celesta/key,

e pno, pno, 2 vl, vla, vc, d.b. Rehearsal & studio version


POEMS AND TOCCATAS (1991) 40 minutes

suite of 14 pieces for violin and piano

1st performance Elisabeth Perry & Andrew Ball, Huddersfield Festival 11/91


EMBER (1990)25 minutes

string quartet

commissioned/1st performance The Balanescu Quartet, Leicester Phoenix Theatre 5/91


MELODY VERSUS THE BRITTLE FUNK (1989)15 minutes

3 movements  trp, t.saxophone, vib/mrba keys, tape

1st performance Andrew Poppy Ensemble, Riverside Studios, London 28/05/89


LISTENING IN (1984-5) 13 minutes

for ensemble and samples, male voice, 3 trp, 3 key, gtr,  4 perc

1st performance The Madrid Ensemble, Madrid, Spain 8/95


45 IS (1985)35 minutes

a. vox  t. vox  pno, 4 keyboards, tbn, a sax, perc

1st performance Andrew Poppy Ensemble, Ambassadors Theatre, London 27/05/95


THE AMUSEMENT (1985) 7 minutes

2 treble voices, pno, 3 e key., trb., a.sax, 2 perc

1st performance Andrew Poppy Ensemble, Ambassadors Theatre, London 27/05/85


THE OBJECT IS A HUNGRY WOLF (1982) 14 minutes

3 treble voices, fl, a.sax, clt, b.clt, 2 pno, e.organ, vibs/mrba 2 vl, vla, vc

1st performance The Lost Jockey, City University, London 04/03/92


ELVIS REVENGED (1982)  15 minutes

12 roto toms, marimba, vibraphone, drum machine (1 player)

commissioned/1st performance Simon Limbrick, Air Gallery, London 11/82


ANIMAL BEHAVIOR AND CRUDE DIN (1981) 8 minutes

3 treble voices, fl, a. sax, clt, b.clt, 2 pno, e.organ. mrba, 2 vln, vla., vc,

1st performance The Lost Jockey, The Africa Centre, London 11/81


MATTERS OF THEORY (1981)6 minutes

3 treble voices, fl, a.sax, cl, b.clt, 2 pno, e org, mrba, 2 vln, vla., vc,

1st performance The Lost Jockey, Air Gallery, London 6/81



P I A N O  /  K E Y B O A R D



10 SONATAS TEN (2010)5.30 minutes

for piano 1st performance Sonata no 9 Andrew Poppy


HOARDING FLAP (2007) 7 minutes

for harpsichord commissioned/1st performance Jane Chapman New York 08


PERISCOPE (2007)13 minutes

for solo prepared piano 1st performance Mary Dullea


TWO PIECES FOR PIANO (2002)12 minutes

‘I Went Down to the Crossroads’ & ‘You Can Run You Can Run’

for solo piano 1st performance Tania Chen, Jacqueline Dupree Building, Oxford


SIX AVALANCHE THOUGHTS (1998)55 minutes

Suite for solo piano 1st performance Tania Chen GAle GAtes Brooklyn, New York 2002


FRUITS AND SHAVINGS (1980-99)

23 pieces for piano. Various performances by Tania Chen & Mary Dullea


CORROSION OF A THING (1993-6)

for piano


MOVIE MOMENTO (1992) 5.30 minutes

for piano 1st performance Andrew Poppy Nottingham Trent University 10/94


45 IS (1986) 25 minutes

solo piano version 1st performance Andrew Poppy Milk Weg Amsterdam 1987


CADENZA (1980)15 minutes

for pno & e.pno or 2 pnos

1st performance Andrew Poppy/Helen Ottaway at X6, London 10/80



V O C A L  &  C H O R A L


JARAY SEBALD SONGS (2014)9 minutes

for 3 voices - text by G.W.Sebald

1st performance Extractor Space, Deptford X Festival 3/10/14

singers: Margaret Cameron, Guillermo Rozenthuler & Andrew Poppy


SHINY FLOOR SHINY CEILING (2011-12) 70 minutes

9 songs in search of a territory 7 voices in search of a song

for voices, piano, organ, synth, electric guitar, drums, percussion & strings.


1. Twelve Thoughts on the Language of Others, 2. Dark Spell,

3. Shiny Floor Shiny Ceiling, 4. Persephone Calls, 5. Dance with Me,

6. Persephone Scream Dream, 7. Unraveling, 8. Singing Into the Air,

9. If I Could Copy You, 10. Knacker’s Yard Blues


Voice, piano, keyboards and electronics - Andrew Poppy

featured vocals - Claudia Brücken, James Gilchrist, Bernardo Devlin, Margaret Cameron, Guillermo Rozenthuler, Lula Pena. 1st performance Chelsea Theatre, London 11-12/05/11


AUGUST ROUGH (2004-06)50 minutes

12 songs (Poppy/Devlin) male voice pno/key/perc 1st performance Fragil, Lisbon, Portugal


ON ANOTHER’S SORROW (2003)

(Blake) SATB  03


SOMETHING IN THE AIR (LEVITATION AND FALL (2003-05)50 minutes

an Oratorio with libretto by Pessoa/O’Hara/Poppy

narrator, sop, tenor, bass soloists, large male choir, percussion & electronics

commissioned/1st performance Estonian National Male Choir, Tallin, Estonia 01/06

Conductor - Kaspars Putnins, electronics - Andrew Poppy 


ANOTHER LANGUAGE (2000-3) 45 minutes

12 song (various authors) arr. for voice & piano 

1st performance Claudia Brücken & Andrew Poppy, The Space, London 3/02


WHAT TO SAY WHEN (1997) 43 minutes

a suite of 9 pieces for voices & ensemble. Libretto by Poppy

for mezzo, bari voice, a.sax (fl) bari.sax (b.cl) f.hrn, perc, pno (e.pno) accd (or key) vla, vc, db (b.gtr)

1st performance Andrew Poppy Ensemble, Goldsmiths College, London 11/97



M U S I C  T H E A T R E  &  O P E R A



JASON AND MEDEA GO BOATING (2014)23.30 minutes

voices - Margaret Cameron & Guillermo Rozenthuler, harp -  Maria Christina,

bass guitar/electronics - Andrew Poppy

1st performance Extractor Space, Deptford X Festival 3/10/14


IMPROVEMENTS ON NATURE (2009)1hr 15 minutes

music & libretto Poppy, videos & staging Julia Bardsley

2 performer’s electro-acoustic playback voice/electronics/toy piano/percussion

commissioned/1st performance Sacred Festival, Chelsea Theatre, London 11/09


OPHELIA/OPHELIA (1994) 50 minutes

libretto William Shakespeare adapted by Andrew Poppy

mezzo sop, cl (b.clt) 2 key w samplers, perc, tape

I.S.C.M. selection for performance in the Copenhagen European City of Culture 1996


BABY DOLL (1993) 1hr 15 minutes

libretto Tennessee Williams adapted by Andrew Poppy

mezzo sop, ten, b.bari voices, female performer ,vl, cl (b.cl) trb, pno, banjo (e.guitar)

commissioned by National Theatre Studio/Leicester Haymarket Theatre

1st performance Cottesloe Theatre, London 5/93


THE URANIUM MINERS RADIO ORCHESTRA PLAY SCENES FROM SALOME’S REVENGE

(1989) 40 minutes

libretto by Andrew Poppy

sop, mzzo sop, b.bar voices, ob, b.sax, tr, trmb, vl, d.bass, hp, pno

commissioned by The Royal Opera House Garden Venture

1st performance Donmar Warehouse, London 5/89


THE SONGS OF THE CLAYPEOPLE (1984) 1 hr 15 minutes

libretto by Andrew Poppy

1 male 2 female performers, mezzo soprano, tenor, piano, 4 e.keys, tape

commissioned/1st performance Impact Theatre, Leeds University 10/84



E L E C T R O  A C O U S T I C  or

P L A Y B A C K


THEN IT WAS OVER (2013) 20 minutes

1st performance London Contemporary Music Festival 30/05/14


JELLY in 5 parts (2008/9) 60 minutes

for Aftermaths: A tear in the Meat of Vision

performances in London/Glasgow/Brussels 2008


FOXY WAS HERE/ALMOST (2008) 1hr 15 minutes


GURSKY CAGE GURSKY BERIO (2007)

two collages:

1. You Are Really Looking  17.02 minutes

2. Dirty Ear 09.19 minutes


RUNNING NAKED THROUGH THE GARMENT DISTRICT (2002)

three pieces for electric piano

1. Drum Machining20.26 minutes

2. Double Stitch21.15 minutes

3. Lining for a Desirable Suit03.38 minutes


T.A.R.D.I.S. (1989-99) 42.00 minutes

Installation at Tramway, Glasgow 3/01


GOODBYE MR G (1986) 14.34 minutes

SOMETIMES IT RAINS (1986) 03.40 minutes

THE IMPOSSIBLE NET  (1988) 16.34 minutes

LISTENING IN (1985)13.06 minutes

KINK KONK PRESTO (1986)04.50 minutes

KINK KONK ADAGIO(1986)06.06 minutes

EAST FRAGMENT (1986)06.30 minutes

THE PASSAGE (1983-4) 26.07 minutes



score & audio samples

on request

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