STEVIE WISHART | COMPOSER
Voicing the Dawn
World Premiere - Ex Cathedra Commission
a new piece for vocal consort or chorus, premiered by Ex Cathedra
Out of this World
For choir, commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for the BBC Singers and was premiered in the BBC PROMS on 27 August 2011 at the Cadogan Hall, performed by the BBC Singers and Sinfonye, conducted by Robert Hollingworth.
This CD takes a series of Hildegard songs and related original compositions, with remixes commissioned for Decca as a concept CD with the producer Guy Sigsworth. Based upon music for reimagined contemporary Vespers, this led to Wishart’s own Vespers for St Hildegard which is a a purely acoustic work for liturgical or concert performance
(score available summer 2019).
Orchestral & Instrumental
The Last Dance ?- a baroque tango, 2019
BBC Proms and Dunedin Consort Commission "The Last Dance? - a baroque tango", a new work written as an accompanying piece to Bach's Suite No.1, premiered by John Butt and the Dunedin Consort in their Bach Night as part of the 2019 BBC Proms in celebration of the centenary of Sir Henry Wood
Out of the Mists, 2017
A tone poem for harpsichord and piano inspired by the mists of the River Dart
world premiere performed by Joanna Macgregor - piano, Jane Chapman - harpsichord
Proem, Prelude & Fugue (Soul of a Woman), 2018
Solo piano, written for Joanna MacGregor
The Sound of Gesture
Improvised and composed solos for violin, sensors & computer sound transformation/ synthesis.
Performed by Stevie Wishart.
For string orchestra, theremin and live sound processing. Commissioned by Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, Belgium and Art Zoyd, Transfrontalier de Productions et de Créations Musicales, France.
excerpts from an opera treatment for 'The Myth of Europa', premiered in concert version, commissioned by the Styriarte Festival and performed by Sinfonye directed by the composer. Excerpts performed in workshop by Stevie Wishart.
For string orchestra. Commissioned by the Ten Tors Orchestra in England, with funds from South-West Arts, UK and the Women in Music Festival, conducted by Simon Ible
For voices, prepared and classical harps, oud, sentir (Arabic lute and string bass), Moroccan hand drums, drum-kit, hurdy-gurdy and live electronics. Commissioned by the Beursschouwberg, Brussels and the radio Klara festival van Vlaanderen.
The enigmatic instrumental pieces known as "istampitte" from the Italian trecento are played solo as a staged performance with swathes of white cloth showing projections of exquisite images from medieval frescoes and from the original musical manuscripts, together with live close-circuit camera projections of the musicians as she plays medieval violin and hurdy-gurdy. Designed in Sydney by Blanchette, and produced by Boris Kelly and Mob Productions with funding by an Australia Council New Media award.
La Folie Douce
'Prelude' for bass viola da gamba from 'La Folie Douce' - music-theatre miniature for reciter-vocalist, cello, viola da gamba, and hurdy-gurdy.
Commissioned to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first edition of L’Éloge de la Folie d’Erasme by the Erasmushuis, Brussels.
String Quartet Movement - Reduction
For string quartet