Chamber & Solo Works

Score excerpts, descriptions and recordings of Robert A Howard’s chamber, instrumental and solo compositions.

People in the Wind III (for four horns, 2020)

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Study for Snare (for snare drum, 1995, elaborated 2019)

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Study for Snare No. 2 (for snare drum, 1993, elaborated 2019)

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Soliloquy (for solo viola, 2019)

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Flourish (for solo trumpet, 2017)

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Meditation (2014)

Written for Prescot Parish Organist Tim Hall on the occasion of

the 10th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts.

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Electronic recording (Sibelius) presented below:

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Flautando (2012)

Written for Laura Bonnett and performed by her in the recording below (from the premiere on 25/09/15).

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Arioso (2009, elaborated 2020)

For solo violin. Click the thumbnail to view a score excerpt, or listen to an electronic recording below.

Peasant Song (2008, completed 2020)

For solo violin. Click the thumbnail to view a score excerpt, or listen to an electronic recording below.

Rumblin’-Tum! (2005)

A graphic score piece for any solo wind instrument. Click the thumbnail to view the score.

 

 

 

Klee’s Sketchbook (2004)

A graphic score piece for string quartet. Click the thumbnail to view the score.

 

 

 

Streight Lines (2004)
Graphic score for two pianos.

 

 

 

 

Achaian II (2002)

For two bassoons. Click the thumbnail to view a score excerpt, or listen to an electronic recording below.

Achaian I (for solo cello, 2002)

After Bridget Riley (1981). Click the thumbnail to view an excerpt from the score, or listen to an electronic recording below.

La Reproduction Interdite (2002)

Played on the bassoon by the composer

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Distant Bells (2001), for violin and piano

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Lines on a Walk II (2001), for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin & cello
IXION, conducted by Michael Finnissy. Click the thumbnail to view an excerpt from the score, or listen to a recording below.

People in the Wind I (2001), for 8 handbells (4 players)

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Still (2001), for piano (4 hands)

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Introit (2000), for brass quartet of 1 trumpet in Bb, 2 horns in F & 1 trombone

For Dorothy Howard. Based on a fragment from Dunstaple’s Gloria super De gaudorium premia. Click the thumbnail to view a score excerpt or listen to the recording below:

Mother and Child II (2000), arranged for ensemble

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Promenade V (2000), for solo oboe

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Trio in Canon (2000), for guitar, bassoon & trombone

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Pied Piper (1999), for solo oboe

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Sequence II (1999), for four cellos

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Sequence (1999), for four violas

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Summertime (1999), for clarinet quartet

George Gershwin’s song, from the opera Porgy & Bess, arranged for clarinet and string trio by Robert A Howard.

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Two Forms (1999), for solo marimba, for Simon Limbrick

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Duo Sonatina (1998), for bassoon & piano

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Litany (1998), for solo bassoon

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Poco Variazioni (1998), for solo cello

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Preludium II (1998), for flute, oboe, piano & cello

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Transfigurations (1998), for piano duet

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Trinity – a piano trio (1998), for violin, cello & piano

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Mikrokosmos No. 149 (by Béla Bartók, arr. RAH, 1997), for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola & cello

Arrangement/orchestration of a piece by Béla Bartók. Click the thumbnail to view a score excerpt, or listen to a recording below.

Scherzetto (1996), for string trio (violin, viola, cello)

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Improvisation (1996), for solo bassoon

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Fantasy (1996), for solo clarinet

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Fiddler’s Air (1995), for solo violin

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For an Unmarked Grave (1995, elab. 2020), for flute, trumpet, piano, cello & bassoon

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Rondino (1995), for oboe quartet

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Folk Lament (1994), for solo bassoon

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Pierrot (1992), for solo bassoon

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Romance (1992), for cello or bassoon, & piano

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Duettino (1992), for violin & cello

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The Clown (1991), for solo bassoon

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March in G (1991), for 2 violins & cello

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Springtide (1991), for bassoon & piano

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Springtide (1991), for bassoon & piano – alternative version, in C

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