Conducting Repertoire 20th Century and beyond: 1


The following is a selective list of works conducted, performed or recorded by Graham Lea-Cox, or works in preparation.  Items marked * have been recorded by him and the specified ensembles.



The Twentieth Century and beyond

Repertoires of current particular attention:

19th century Symphonic and Operatic repertoires with period 19th century orchestral performance practice (period or modern instruments, modern and period instruments in combination)

Swedish, Czech and British music of the 19th to 21st centuries 

Latin American Symphonic repertoire


Adams, John             Short Ride in a Fast Machine, romp for orchestra


Bartók, Béla             Concerto for Orchestra (1943)


Berg, Alban              Opera: Wozzeck  (1914-20)


Britten, Benjamin   

Orchestral works:

  Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (1941)

  Serenade for Tenor, Horn and strings

  Spring Symphony (1949) for orchestra, solo voices, chorus & children’s choir

  Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge Op 10

  Variations and Fugue for orchestra on a theme of Purcell Op. 34 (1946)

  A Simple Symphony  Op 4


  Albert Herring (1947); 

  Turn of the Screw (1954) Op. 54

Church Cantatas

Occasional works – instrumental with voices.  various


Cavallari, Andrea 

Opera-cantata: Apocalysse (1999) for chamber orchestra and soloists


Copland, Aaron  Orchestral works:      

  Quiet City (1940)

  Fanfare for the Common Man (1942)

  Appalachian Spring (1945)


Dallapiccola, Luigi 

  Divertimento in Quattro Esercizi,  for soprano and chamber ensemble

  Piccola musica notturna (1954)


Debussy, Claude     Orchestral works:   

  La Mer (1905) three orchestral ‘symphonic sketches’ 

  Danse sacrée et Danse profane, two Dances for harp and string orchestra

  Symphonic Fragments: Le Martyre de Saint-Sébastien (arr. André Caplet, 1914)  

  Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (L.86)

  Le Printemps (‘Salut Printemps’)  for women’s voices and orchestra

  Noël des enfants qui n’ont plus de maison , arr for orchestra (orchestrated: Inghelbrecht)

Stage workPelléas et Mélisande, (L.88) Lyric Drama in 5 Acts (1902)


Delius, Frederick         

  Sea Drift (1903-4) for baritone, chorus and orchestra

  Two Pieces for small orchestra (1911):

  On hearing the first Cuckoo in Spring; A Night on the Summer Water


Faure, Gabriel 

  Masques et Bergamasques Op. 10

  Suite, "Pelléas et Mélisande", Op 80                      


Finzi, Gerald               

  Concerto for violoncello and orchestra (1951)

  Dies Natalis, for soprano (tenor) and strings (1926-39)


Farren Price, Rosslyn   The Cuckoo and the Worm (1995), (Premierefor soprano and instrumental ensemble, children’s chorus, organ &  orchestra


Hewett, Ivan            Music for Television, first performance


Hendrik Hofmeyr         

   Byzantium for large orchestra and soprano (South African premiere)

   Raptus for large orchestra and violin solo (South African premiere)


Honneger, Arthur         

  Symphony No. 2 for string orchestra and trumpet (1941)

  Cantique de Noel for Baritone, children’s voices, mixed chorus, organ and orchestra (1953)

  Pacific 231 ‘Mouvement Symphonique’ for orchestra (1923)


Hindemith, Paul            Fünfe Stücke for string orchestra


Howells, Herbert           Hymnus Paradisi for soprano, tenor, chorus and orchestra (1938)


Ives, Charles                 The unanswered question for chamber ensemble or orchestra


Janáček. Leoš              

  Sinfonietta for orchestra (1926)

  Glagolitic Mass for soprano, alto, tenor bass, chorus, organ and orchestra (1926)


Lea-Cox, Graham

  Antiphon Shadows for two soprano solos, chorus, boys choir, organ and chamber ensemble (1992)

  Cantata for Orchestra and percussion ensemble (Work in progress)


McCabe, John              

  Ballet The Teachings of Don Juan (1973)

  Time Remembered for soprano and instrumental ensemble (1973)

  Notturni ed Alba for soprano and orchestra (1970)


Martinů, Bohuslav       

  Symphony No. 1  (1942)

  Symphony No. 6  'Fantasies Symphoniques' (1955)


Milhaud, Darius           

  Le Boeuf sur le Toit for orchestra Op. 58

  Le Boeuf sur le Toit, arr. Lea-Cox for instrumental ensemble, (performed to the Black & White Surrealist Film: Entr'Acte (Paris,1925) featuring Milhaud, Satie, Man Ray, Marcel Beauchamp etc.)

  La Cheminee du Roi Rene, Op. 205, suite for wind quintet (1939)


Menotti, Giancarlo     

  Amahl and the Night Visitors, (1951) one act Television Opera                                      

  Miracles, for orchestra and Boys Choir (1979)


Moeran, Ernest J.         Symphony in G minor (1936-38)


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