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   WORKS COMMISSIONED BY, WRITTEN FOR, OR FIRST PERFORMED BY GEMINI  

2018                                   

Jean Hasse, James D'Angelo, Jolyon Laycock, Suylen Caradon,

Peter Nickol, Frank Harvey, David Greenhorne (Severn Composers' Alliance)               

                                                                                       works for soprano, clarinet/bass clarinet, percussion

2017

Helen Roe                           Birds, Earth, sun, Sky and Water

                                                                                       mezzo-soprano, bass clarinet

2016

Cheryl Frances-Hoad       How to Win an Election    mezzo-soprano, bass clarinet

Philip Grange                    Shifting Thresholds          flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, cello

2012

Michael Ellison                                                              clarinet, violin, piano

2011     

Tim Ewers                         Wonderlands                     clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, cello            

John Pickard                     Snowblind                          bass clarinet, cello, piano

2010

Huw Watkins                     Trio                                      bass clarinet, cello, piano

2009

Giles Easterbrook              Song                                  mezzo-soprano, bass clarinet

Neal Farwell                                                                  soprano, clarinet, percussion

Alan Parsons                     The Bridge Flows,. The Water Still

                                                                                        clarinet, saxophone, piano, percusion

Geoffrey Poole                   On Thin Ice                         soprano, bass clarinet, percussion

Julia Usher                        The Transit of Venus         clarinet, alto saxophone

Shu Wan                             Trio                                     bass clarinet, violin, piano

2008

Paul Mealor                         Trio                                    soprano, clarinet, piano

2007

Charlotte Bray                     Dos Poemas de Amor     mezzo-soprano, piano

John Lely                             On the Major Third  by L. S Lloyd

                                                                                         violin, percussion

Nadja Plein                         Three Moons                      alto flute, bass clarinet, viola

James Stephenson            Remembrance Songs       mezzo-soprano, bass clarinet

2006

George Nicholson               Sonant Formant Morph    bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello

2005

Tom Armstrong                   Four Instances                  bass clarinet, violin, viola    

Stephen Goss                     The Garden of Cosmic Speculation                                 

                                                                                          bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano

Stephen Goss                      London Masala                  clarinet, percussion, guitar, Bhavan students

Nicola LeFanu                    Songs without Words        clarinet, violin, viola, cello

Claudia Molitor                   Tumultus Verborum          clarinet, violin, piano

Camden Reeves                 Night Descending               soprano, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano

Michael Zev Gordon           Fragments from a Diary   clarinet, violin, piano

2004

Paul Mealor                        The Borders of Time          bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano

Alan Moore                         Charlie's Way: 5 aphorisms of Lao Tzu

                                                                                           soprano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet,

                                                                                           cello, percussion, piano

2003

Simon Allen                       Rimes                                    clarinet, violin, percussion

Sebastian Forbes              Duo                                        clarinet, piano

2002

David Gorton                      Sylva Myrtea                        soprano, clarinet, cello

2000

Camden Reeves                The Kraken                           soprano, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano

1999

Javier Alvarez                    Sepiente y Escalera          

Andrew Poppy                   Ghost                                    clarinet, violin, cello, piano

Yang Tsun-Hsien               Once in a Storm, I heard a Song coming from the Garden

1998

Sadie Harrison                  In Diverse Knottes               clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello

Sadie Harrison                  Little Gifts                             mezzo-soprano, clarinet

Christopher Hobbs           No One May Ever Have The Same Knowledge Again

                                                                                           clarinet, vibes, piano, violin, viola, cello, tape 

Caroline Wilkins                Trio                                        bass clarinet, violin, piano

                                                                                           clarinet, violin, cello, piano

1997

Philip Grange                    A Puzzle of Shadows           soprano, violin, piano 

Dave Sanderson               Wintertime                            soprano, clarinet, violin, piano

arr. Dave Smith                Rumanian folk tunes            clarinet, violin, viola, cello

Warlock arr. Fred Tomlinson

                                           A Curlew Companion            voice, flute, oboe, string quartet

1996 

Janet Owen Thomas        Trio Sopra Cantus                 violin, viola, cello

John White                        Concertino                             bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello

1995

Gillian Carcas                    Cissbury Ring                      clarinet, piano, violin, cello

Lindsay Cooper                Singing Waters                     bass clarinet, trumpet, percussion, piano

Michael Gorodecki (Zev Gordon)

                                            False Relations                    violin, piano

Julian Johnson                  Thread                                  soprano, ensemble

Andrew Keeling                 The Haunting of the Henhow

                                                                                           soprano, ensemble

Andy Vores                        The Bee in the Camapaka Flower

                                                                                           soprano, percussion

1994

Lindsay Cooper                The Rain Song                       tap dancing vocalist, bass clarinet

Philip Grange                    Des fins sont des commencements

                                                                                          flute/picc, clarinet/bass, perc, piano, violin, cello

Christopher Hobbs           Why Not?                              bass clarinet

Keely Hodgson                 Surfacing                              violin, viola, cello

Simon Limbrick               Shopping Mall                      soprano, bass clarinet, percussion, violin

Alwynne Pritchard           From this deposit...             bass clarinet

Howard Skempton           Gemini Dances                    flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, cello

1993

William Campbell             The Struggle of Will           flute, clarinet, viola, cello, piano

Alison Cox                          Daka                                   soprano, clarinet, percussion, violin, audience

Robert Godman                 Lemmings                         flute, clarinet, viola, cello

Maria Lamburn                 As Many Women as Evolve

                                                                                       soprano, clarinet, cello, piano

Alan Parsons                     Still Music                         clarinet, saxophone, vibraphone, piano

Howard Skempton           3 Marches                          soprano, clarinet, trumpet, accordion, piano, cello

Josephine Wilson             Tomato Songs                   soprano, flute, clarinet, viola, cello

James Wishart                 The Colours are Screaming

                                                                                       soprano, bass clarinet, viola, piano

1992

Richard Blackford            Zodiac Dances                   clarinet, piano

Claire van Kampen          Massachusetts Freight     clarinet, piano, violin, viola, cello

Maria Lamburn                Calling Kids - and Cooing

                                                                                       soprano, clarinet, viola

Bruce Nockles                  Snap, Crackle, Pop            clarinet, soprano saxophone, trumpet

Bruce Nockles                   Bengali Songs                  soprano, treble and 2 tenor range instruments

1991

Evelyn Ficarra                   Incident at Sea                 clarinet/bass clarinet (theatre piece)

John Hopkins                    In the White Hours           soprano, clarinet/bass, saxophone, viola, cello

David Lumsdaine             fire in leaf and grass        soprano, clarinet

David Lumsdaine             A Tree Telling of Orpheus

                                                                                       soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello

1990

Terry Davies                     Florence, The Plaice        soprano, clarinet 

Erika Fox                           Letters and Notes            soprano, clarinet/bass clt, viola, cello

Janet Graham                   The Great and Wide Sea soprano, clarinet, percussion, piano

Melinda Maxwell              Three Pieces                     clarinet

Helen Roe                         Some Episodes in the History of Miranda and Caliban (opera)

                                                                                       mezzo-soprano, baritone, ensemble

Iris Segyova                      De Profundis                     soprano, clarinet, viola

John White                        Man/Machine Interface   2 dancers, clarinet, 2 keyboard players

1989

Melanie Daiken                Spectres Classiques         flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin, cello

Andrew Hugill                  Doublemain                       violin, guitar, tape

Maria Lamburn (arr)       2 Welsh Folk Songs          soprano, bass clarinet, percussion

Adrian Lee                       Gemini Gong                      clarinet, trumpet, violin, gamelan instruments

Bruce Nockles                 Stairway to the Stars       clarinet, trumpet, guitar, violin

Michael Parsons             Clarinet and Darabukka

Melvyn Poore                   Five Movements               clarinet, saxophone, trombone, electronics

Howard Skempton          Poems of D. H. Lawrence

                                                                                      soprano, clarinet

Errollyn Wallen                It All Depends on You       soprano, 2 clarinets, tape

1988

Diana Burrell                     Lament                             clarinet

Bruce Cole                         Do, Re, Mi Variations       bass clarinet, piano

Michael Parsons               Kucinata                           clarinet, drum

Michael Parsons               Nani, Mi Marice                clarinet, drum

Michael Parsons               2 Duos                               clarinet, drum

Michael Zev Gordon          Grace and Gravity (1)      flute, clarinet, viola, harp

1987

Janet Beat                          Fireworks in Steel           trumpet

Louisa Lasdun                   Solo                                   bass clarinet, percussion

Benedict Mason                Sonata da Camera           soprano, saxophone, bass clarinet, viola, cello

Dave Smith                        Aragonesca                      sax (sop/alto), bass clarinet, violin, cello

Shirley Thompson            Song of Dawn                   flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion

John White                        Not Wut                             bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, violin, cello

John Woolrich                  Gemini Busk                      variable instr. - 2 treble, 1 bass line, perc, audience

1983

Nicola LeFanu                  Trio 2 – Song for Peter    soprano, clarinet/bass clarinet, cello

1981

James Dillon                     who do you love               soprano, flute, clarinet, percussion, violin, cello

Christopher Fox                Dance                                flute, clarinet, percussion, violin, cello

Sinan Savaskan                P.S.: Anthedonia, endlessly...

                                                                                       flute, clarinet, percussion, violin, cello

Nigel Timms                      Air and Angels                  flute, clarinet, percussion, violin, cello

1979

Jeremy Dale Roberts       Vers Libre                          flute, clarinet, viola, cello

1978

David Lumsdaine              Mandala 3                         piano solo, flute, clarinet, viola, cello

Pre-1980 works written for Gemini were by:

Anthony Gilbert, Jonty Harrison, Jonathan Harvey, John Hopkins, John Howard,

Nigel Osborne, Helen Roe, Edward Shipley, Mark Anthony Turnage, (Lament of the Hanging Man) Robin Walker, Jane Wells, Gillian Whitehead, Peter Wiegold, John Woolrich.

 

Gemini was one of the instigators of the festival Hidden Sounds held at the South Bank Centre, London in 1987 out of which grew the influential organisation Women in Music. However, Gemini has always performed music by women composers. Whilst at times there has been a specific intention to profile  music by women, such as at festivals or to redress the gender balance in a series, the ensemble’s intention has always been to programme good and interesting music, some of which happens to have been written by men, some by women. We also have a tradition of featuring music by friends, and we happen to have many male and female composer friends. For interest, we have commissioned 32 works from women composers and 62 by male composers. A number of people have been commissioned more than once.

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A list of some of the organisations who have generously funded Gemini for a wide variety of activities over the years. We thank them all.

Ambache Charitable Trust, Arts Council England (and previously ACGB), Britten-Pears Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Greater London Arts (later London Arts Board), Foundation for Sport and the Arts, Garfield Weston Foundation, Hinrichsen Foundation, Holst Foundation, Ida Carroll Trust, John S. Cohen Foundation, Idlewild Trust, Inverforth Trust, John Wates Charitable Trust, Kobler Trust, Leche Trust, London Orchestral Board, Michael Tippett Foundation, Performing Rights Society, Radcliffe Trust, Regional Arts Boards, RVW Trust, University of Exeter, University of Manchester, 

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