Conducting Repertoire 20th Century and beyond: 1

Repertoire - current particular attention:



1          19th century Symphonic and Operatic repertoires with

            period 19th century orchestral performance practice.


            This is possible using either period or modern instruments,

            or modern and period instruments in combination.


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


3          Contemporary works exploring links between mainstream

            ‘classical’ and contemporary popular cultures (street/club/regional)



Selective list - works conducted performed or recorded


(Also repertoire as assistant conductor or  in preparation.)

(Items marked *  recorded by Graham Lea-Cox)


The Twentieth Century and beyond   


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:      

                                        A Simple Symphony    

                                        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

                                        Variations and Fugue for orchestra

                                             on a theme of Purcell Op. 34 (1946)

                                       ‘Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra’


                                         Albert Herring (1947)

                                         Turn of the Screw

                                         St. Nicholas

                                     Church Cantatas

                                     Occasional works – instrumental with voices


 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:       

                                      Danse sacrée et Danse profane,

                                                two Dances for harp and string orchestra           

                                      Le Martyre de Saint-Sébastien

                                      Symphonic Fragments for large orchestra

                                      Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

                                      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 work

                                           Pelléas et Mélisande, Lyric Drama in 5 Acts


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),

                                      (first performance) for 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)

                                      Work in progress:     

                                      Cantata for Orchestra and percussion ensemble


                                       version for solo voices and orchestra, chorus,

                                                  boys choir and percussion ensemble.


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         Symphonies

                                            No. 1  (1942)

                                           No. 6 Fantasies Symphoniques (1955)


Milhaud, Darius            Le Boeuf sur le Toit for orchestra

                                      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, suite (1939)


Menotti, Giancarlo       Opera Amahl and the Night Visitors

                                      Miracles, for orchestra and Boys Choir


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


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