The Music of John Hawkes


Compositions

Orchestral Compositions

       

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Instrumental and Chamber music

Solo Instrument

Duets

Solo Instrument and Piano

String Quartets

Chamber Ensembles

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Recorder Music

Duets

Trios

Quartets

Quintets       A recording of three of the movements of the Suite for 5 recorders has been made by the
      Berkshire Recorder Consort  (on their CD 'October's End')

Sextets

Septets

Recorder Orchestra

      Recordings of 'Nocturn' and excerpts from 'Geodesic' and 'Prelude' are available from:
      TOMUS Publications, 17 Kensington Road, Earlsdon, COVENTRY, CV5 6GG.
      Complete recordings of 'Geodesic' and Symphony no 2 by the National Youth Recorder Orchestra
      are available on CD (nos cd2002 and cd2007 respectively).
      Two movements from the Sinfonietta have been recorded by Blockwork  on cd2009

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Vocal Pieces

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Pieces for Flexible Ensembles

Bright Sun 3 for eight or more players, 8' COMA Library

Piano, claves and six instrumental lines:

  1. Flute/alto recorder
  2. Oboe/violin/soprano sax
  3. clarinet/alto sax/viola
  4. Bassoon/trombone/te sax
  5. Cello
  6. Trumpet/french horn

Toeing the Line for six or more players, 6'. COMA Library

    Piano, percussion and four instrumental lines:

  1. violin/flute/oboe/clarinet
  2. violin/clarinet/alto sax
  3. viola/horn/tenor sax/trombone
  4. cello/bassoon

    There is also a version for flute, clarinet, violin and cello ('Toeing the Line II')

White Angel for six or more players, 5'.

    Flute, violin and four instrumental lines:

  1. Violin/flute/oboe/B flat clarinet
  2. violin/B flat clarinet/alto sax
  3. viola/ horn/ tenor sax/ trombone
  4. cello/bassoon/trombone

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Arrangements for Recorder Orchestra

        A recording of the Holberg Suite arrangement played by the National Youth Recorder Orchestra is available on CD.

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Complete Listing

  1. Recorder Quartet no 1 (S,S,A,T), 1972.
  2. Sonata for two recorders (2 A), 1973.
  3. Five Pieces for Recorder Orchestra (2S,2A,2T,2B,1GB) 1974.
  4. Sonatina no 1 for Tr Recorder and Piano, 1975.
  5. Recorder Trio no 1 (A,T,B), 1975.
  6. Suite for Five Recorders (S,A,2T,B) 1977; Published by Oriel, OL 159.
  7. Sonata for Alto recorder and Violin, 1978.
  8. Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano.1978.
  9. 'Four melodies' for Violin and Piano 1978.
  10. Recorder Quartet no 2 (S,A,T,B) 1978.
    b) arranged for string quartet.
  11. Recorder Trio no 2 (Score now lost!) 1978.
  12. Miniature Suite for Recorder Quartet (2A,T,B), 1979.
    b) Version for wind quartet (Fl,Ob,Cl,B)).
  13. Piece for Cello and Piano, 1979.
  14. 'Echos of Darkness' for French Horn and Piano, 1979.
  15. Nocturn (originally 'Essay') for Recorder Orchestra (2S,2A,2T,2G,GB) 1979
    b) Also exists in an arrangment for string orchestra.
  16. Sonatina no 1 for Clarinet and Piano, 1980.
  17. 'Four Riddles' for unaccompanied chorus.
  18. 'Wulf and Eadwacer' for Soprano and Piano 1980
  19. Three Pieces for piano, 1981.
  20. 'Night Voyage' for Recorder Quintet (S,A,2T,B), 1981
  21. Wind Septet (Ob. Cor, Cl, Bass Clar. Hn 1 & 2, Bsn), 1981
  22. Trio for Flute, Viola and Cello, 1981.
  23. Music for Viols (Tr1+2, Te 1+2, B), 1981
  24. 'World Line' for Recorder Orchestra, 1982.
  25. Three Movements for String Quartet, 1982.
  26. 'Geodesic' for Recorder Orchestra (2Sop, 8S, 8A, 8T, 8B, 2GB), 1982.
  27. Wind Quintet (Fl,Ob,Cl,Hn,B), 1983.
  28. Sonatina no 2 for Alto recorder and piano, 1983.
  29. 'Prelude' for Recorder Orchestra (2Sop, 8S, 8A, 10T, 8B, 4GB, 2SCB), 1983.
  30. Fantasy for a Double Bass, 1984.
  31. Recorder septet (S, 2A, 2T, B, GB), 1984.
  32. Five pieces for Wind Quartet (Fl, Ob, Cl, B), 1984.
  33. Theme and Variations for Recorder Trio (2S, A) 1985
  34. Six Pieces for Piano, 1985.
  35. Suite for Clarinet and Viola, 1986.
  36. Recorder Quartet no 3 (S, A, T, B), 1986.
  37. 'Six on a Ground' for Piano, 1987.
  38. 'Meditation' for Six Recorders (2A, 2T, 2B), 1988.
  39. Recorder Quartet no 4 (S, A, T, B), (Also arranged for String Quartet: 'Quarteto Piccolo'), 1989.
  40. 'Music for Flute, Recorders (2Te) and Viol (Te)', 1990.
  41. Recorder Quartet no 5 (S, A, T, B), 1991.
  42. 'Dance Suite' Recorder Sextet (S, 2A, 2T, B) 9', 1992. Published by Peacock Press. (1998) P 08 1992.
    Five Sketches for Small Orchestra (arrangement, with expansions of 42a)
  43. Fantasy for Flute and Viols (Tr, 2Te), 1992.
  44. Recorder Quartet no 6 (S, A, T, B) 1993
  45. Divertimento for Chamber Orchestra 1993
  46. Trio for Three Flutes 1993
  47. 'A Riddle', Sop, Oboe, Fr Hn, Vla, Pno, Perc. 1994.
  48. Three songs of death (words: Walt Whitman) Soprano, Oboe, Viola, 1995, also for Soprano, Clarinet and Cello.
  49. 'Bright Sun 1' for wind quintet 1995.
  50. 'Bright Sun 2' for chamber ensemble (Pno., Hn., Marimb., Fl, Ob, Cl.,B.Cl., Guitar, Vl., Vla.) 1995.
    'Bright Sun 3' version of BS2 for piano, claves and six instrumental lines:
    1) Fl/A rec; 2) Ob/Vl/SopSax, 3) Clar/AltoSax/Vla, 4) Bassoon/Tromb/TeSax5) Cello, 6)Trpt/Fr Hn.
  51. 'Prelude to Northumbria' for recorder ensemble (2S2A 2T, 2B, GB), 1995.
  52. 'Landscapes' for string quartet (String Quartet no 1), 1996.
  53. 'Prelude' for Brass and Wind (3 Tromb, 3 Horns, 2 Trumpets, Timp. 2Fl, 2Ob, 2Cl., 2 Bassoons), 1996.
  54. 'A Northumbrian Prelude' for Chamber Orchestra, 11', 1996.
    An orchestral version, much expanded, of 51
  55. Dialogue for Oboe and Viola 1997.
    Also exists in an arrangement for Clarinet and Viola.
  56. 'Toeing the Line', for four instrumental lines piano and percussion, 6',1997.
  57. 'Encircling the Square'(Sop, Fl, Tpt, Cello, Xylophone, piano,) 5.5', 1998.
  58. 'Three Sisters', Oboe and tape 1998.
  59. 'Celebration Overture', 5' for recorder ensemble (S, 2A, 2T, B) 1998.
  60. 'On the possibility of taking a walk' for Alto recorder and tape, 1998.
  61. 'Voila!' for solo viola, 1998.
  62. Sonatina no 2 for Clarinet and Piano, 1999.
  63. 'White Angel' for Flute, Violin and 4 Instrumental lines, 1999.
  64. 'Bright hair falling' for violin, cello and piano 5', 1999.
  65. Concerto movement for violin, viola and orchestra 1999.
    (Written 3 years earlier, originally intended as concerto but only 1st mov. completed).
  66. Fantasy for oboe violin and cello, 1999.
  67. 'On high ground' for string quartet (String Quartet no 2), 11', 1999.
  68. ‘Quiet Earth’ for full orchestra, 11,' 2000.
  69. ‘In the background’ vibraphone and percussion, 4', 2000.
  70. ‘Aurora Borealis’ for 4 flutes and strings, 6,' 2000.
  71. 'Perpetual Night' for clarinet, violin, cello and percussion 4' 2001.
  72. ‘The Sampo’, chamber opera in 2 acts. Contralto, Mezzo, Baritone, Tenor; Clar. perc. St. Qt. 55', 2001.
  73. 'Bifurcations' for chamber ensemble (Fl. Clar. Hn. Tmb. Vln, Vlc and piano.), 8', 2001.
  74. Symphony for recorders (Recorder. Orchestra), 20', 2001.
  75. ‘Aurora Borealis II’ for Brass Quintet 10’ 2002.
  76. Horn Concerto 16’ 2002.
  77. 'Spider' for  large instrumental/orchestral group 10’ 2002.
  78. 'Aspen Light' for Clarinet Quartet, 6', 2003.
  79. 'Hodie' for choir, 4', 2003.
  80. Serenade for Strings, 15', 2003.
  81. 'Shadows' (Vln and Pno)  8', 2004.
  82. Recorder Quintet 14', 2005.
  83. 'Echoes' for Alto Sax., Piano, Violin and Cello, 5', 2005.
  84. 'March' from Five Variants for Recorder Quintet, 3', 2005.
  85. Symphony no 2, for Recorder Orchestra. 15', 2005.
  86. Silver and Gold, for Chamber Orchestra and 2 Folk Instruments (Fiddle and Tin Whistle), 6', 2006.
  87. Symphony no 3, for Recorder Orchestra. 18', 2006.
  88. Sinfonietta for Chamber Recorder Orchestra, 15', 2007.
  89. Four Studies for Recorder Orchestra,  10', 2008
  90. Festival Overture, 6', 2008
  91. Concertino for Harpsichord and Recorder Orchestra, 17' 2008, 
  92. Serenade for Cor Anglais and Recorder Orchestra, 15' 2009,
    Arranged for Cor and String Quartet (2010)'

  93. Recorder Quintet no 2, 14' 2009.'
  94. 'Suite Pastorale' for Recorder Quartet (SATB), 12', 2010.
  95. 'Silver Suite' for Recorder Quintet (SSATB), 9', 2010.
  96. Concertino for Violoncello and Orchestra, 16', 2010
  97. 'Triptych' for Recorder Quintet (SATTB),  10', 2010
  98. Five Bagatelles for Piano, 11',  2011
  99. Concerto for Oboe and Strings, 18', 2011
    Arranged for Oboe and Recorder Orchestra
  100. Recorder Quartet no 7 ('September Music'), 13', 2012
  101. Concerto no 2 for Horn and orchestra, 15', 2013.
  102. Argyle Suite for Recorder Trio (ATB), 13', 2013
  103. Silver Strands for Recorder Sextet (SSAATB), 15', 2014
  104. Recorder Quintet no 3, "Autumn Tapestry" (SAATB), 14', 2014
  105. Recorder Quartet no 8, "A Springtime Ramble" (SATB) 15', 2015
  106. Concerto for Alto Recorder and Recorder Orchestra, 16', 2016

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