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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Tantara (for solo trombone, 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 (for organ, 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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Flautando (for flute, 2012)

Written for Laura Bonnett.

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Sub-Bass (for solo double bass (low C string required), 2012)

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Arioso (for solo violin, 2009, elaborated 2020)

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Peasant Song (for solo violin, 2008)

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Rumblin’-Tum! (graphic score for any solo wind instrument, 2005)

A graphic score piece for any solo wind instrument.

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Klee’s Sketchbook (graphic score for string quartet, 2004)

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Streight Lines (graphic score for two pianos, 2004)

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Achaian II (for two bassoons, 2002)

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Achaian I (for solo cello, 2002)

After Bridget Riley (1981).

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La Reproduction Interdite (for bassoon, 2001)

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Distant Bells (for violin and piano, 2001)

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Lines on a Walk II (for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin & cello, 2001)

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

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Still (for piano (4 hands), 2001)

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

For Dorothy Howard. Based on a fragment from Dunstaple’s Gloria super De gaudorium premia.

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Mother and Child II (arranged for ensemble, 2000)

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Promenade IIa (for clarinet in Bb, marimba &/or vibraphone, piano & cello, 2000)

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Promenade V (for solo oboe, 2000)

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

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Pied Piper (for solo oboe, 2000)

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Sequence II (for four cellos, 1999)

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Sequence (for four violas, 1999)

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Summertime (for clarinet quartet, 1999)

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 (for solo marimba, 1999)

For Simon Limbrick.

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Duo Sonatina (for bassoon & piano, 1998)

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Litany (for solo bassoon, 1998)

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Poco Variazioni (for solo cello, 1998)

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

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Transfigurations (for piano duet, 1998)

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Trinity (for piano trio of violin, cello & piano, 1998)

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

Arrangement/orchestration of a piece by Béla Bartók.

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

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Improvisation (for solo bassoon, 1996)

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Fantasy (for solo clarinet, 1996)

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Fiddler’s Air (for solo violin, 1995)

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

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Rondino (for oboe quartet, 1995)

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Folk Lament (for solo bassoon, 1994)

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Pierrot (for solo bassoon, 1992)

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

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Duettino (for violin & cello, 1992)

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The Clown (for solo bassoon, 1991)

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

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Springtide (for bassoon & piano, 1991)

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

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