WORKS

(listed with newest works first - find links to perusal scores below)

CHAMBER

PRISTINE 

for viola, piano, and fixed media 

6'

COURTYARD

for flute, clarinet in Bb, violin, cello, tape and electronics

7'

score

A SHELL FOR YOU

for two pianos

3'

score

cuts, round, slow-moving

for contralto, viola and piano

8'45"

winner of the Lord Mayor's Music Competition 2020

score

GRADIENT (on two themes)

soprano and string quartet

7'

written for Illuminate Women's Music 2019 Season 2

score

baby wontcha come on home

violin, viola, cello, piano and percussion

10'15"

written for ensemble recherche's Klassenarbeit

score

i bump into things (i spin around in circles) 

large instrumental ensemble

9'00"

score

commissioned by the Cambridge Mahler Orchestra

top left hand corner

violin and piano 

3'25"

score

commissioned for the King's Lynn Festival 2018

cloudy or bright 

percussion ensemble (timpani, gong, glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, celeste, drum kit) 

7'

score

commissioned by the Cambridge Mahler Orchestra

in connection with 

violin, cello and theorbo

6'

score

commissioned by Listenpony 2018

when will things change? 

graphic score with undetermined ensemble / duration

score

fraying + 

string quartet or trio

3'20"

lunch? 

piano, cello and clarinet

5'30"

commissioned by the Cambridge Music Festival

to think at the sun 

Quinta (violin, viola and saw), 2 violins, cor anglais, trumpet, horn, percussion, live electronics

14'

written for Sound and Music's Next Wave 2

the morning 

string quartet, oboe, trumpet, piano, percussion (timpani, vibraphone)

6'20"

commissioned by the Cambridge Mahler Orchestra

away  

violin, cello, flute, oboe

4'50"

fraying 

violin and cello

3'

neutrinos 

3 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, double bass, tape (mixed live) 

5'30"

for the NYOGB Creative Hub Ensemble

SOLO

transparent things

for solo cello

ONE, BREATHE

for Kathryn Williams' Coming up for Air project

1'12"

listen here

VOCAL

Christus factus est

for the Gesualdo Six (AATTBarB)

3'

commissioned for the 2020 Aldeburgh Festival 

(WE'VE GOT) HONEY LOVE

for EXAUDI vocal ensemble (S,M-S,Ct,T,Bar,B)

7'

She is more precious than rubies

for SATB choir

4'10"

commissioned to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the admission of women at Jesus College, Cambridge

score

I cannot get to my love

for 8 voice consort.

5'30"

written for the NYCGB Fellowship 

sisters

for SATB choir.

9'30"

written for the NYCGB 

Turning and turning 

for SATB choir, setting of Yeats' The Second Coming.

3'15" 

score

Gloria tibi trinitas 

anthem for upper voices. 

3'

score

UNIVERSE 

SATB choir (secular). 

1'30"

calm at dawn   

SATB choir, setting of Vera Brittain's War. 

4'30"

commissioned for evensong at the Edington Festival 2018.

nous sommes faites 

SATB and string quartet, setting of feminist text from the French Revolution (secular). 

3'15" 

score

brambles fewer 

SATB, setting of A Bird Song by Christina Rosetti (secular). 

3'45"

score

the banquet 

anthem for ATB and double bass, setting of fragment from the Song of Solomon. 

4'

score (also available in arrangement for organ accompaniment).

commissioned by the choir of St John's College Cambridge 

(listen here on the St John's College Choir website)

She adored 

Marian anthem for SATB choir (sacred). 

2'15" 

score

commissioned by Cambridge Chorale

Hail, O Queen 

Marian anthem for SATB choir (sacred). 

3'

score

We may well see

SATB setting of the text 'There is no rose'. 

2'45"

score

For a Number of Coins

for the Gesualdo Six ensemble. 

5'

winner of the Gesualdo Six Composing Competition 2016

ORCHESTRAL

i love the N.E. <<3 -

chamber orchestra

4'

shortlisted for the RNS's Young Composer Competition 2018

score

a different kind 

graphic score for chamber orchestra

8'

premiered by the Jesus College Cambridge Music Society Orchestra

score

Faded memories of a January 

chamber orchestra

7'

shortlisted for the RNS's Young Composer Competition 2016

ELECTRONIC

pastoral symphony 

alto with loop pedal and tape

3'

commissioned for Collective31's Messiah:Reimagined 2018

unfinished skyscrapers

violin and tape

7'12"

Kittiwakes 

tape 

2'

variations // where's the kate bush cds? 

tape

3'52"

STAGE/FILM

TUMULT 

music for dance 

made in collaboration with London Contemporary Dance School students

watch it here

music for short film Plastic by Nature 

commissioned by ArtsTrain

watch it here

 

incidental music for Reigen at the Edinburgh Fringe (2018) -- tape

listen here

music for short film No Need To Ask 

shortlisted for the SciFi London 48 hour challenge

watch it here

hunger -- a short chamber opera

25'

the Artist -- soprano

the Impresario -- contralto

the Watchers -- tenor, baritone, bass

2 violins, cello, flute (doubling pic.), clarinet.

A perusal score can be viewed here.

PDFs of score and parts can be purchased for £150. Physical score and parts can be hired for £150 +P&P. Please get in touch about putting hunger on! 

graphic scores

here you can view a gallery of extracts from my graphic / open-scored works:

a different kind (orchestral forces)

when will things change? (open)

ONE, BREATHE (open, originally for solo flute)

pigs are some of the thirstiest animals! (specific ensemble)

daffodils sing too (open)

London // Newcastle upon Tyne

©2020 Joanna Ward.