Four songs for Baritone and Piano, words by Byron, Longfellow, Housman and Hood
Break, break, break and O Swallow, Swallow (Op. 3) Words by Tennyson
Three Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley (Op. 4)
Gather Ye Rosebuds (Op. 9) A Song-cycle on Poems of Robert Herrick (5 songs)
Three Songs of Christina Rossetti (Op. 10)
Three Poems of Walter de la Mare (Op. 11)
Chamber Music (Op. 20) Song-cycle for Tenor and String Quartet, words by Joyce (20 songs)
When Music Sounds (Op. 28) Song-cycle for Baritone and Piano to words by Walter de la Mare (5 songs)
Down Wessex Way (Op. 29) Song-cycle for Baritone and Piano to words by Thomas Hardy (9 songs)
String Quartet in D minor (Op. 7)
Adagio (Op. 8) for Cello and Piano
Romance (Op. 15) for Violin and Piano
Nostalgic Melody (Op. 18) for Flute and Piano
Songs Without Words (Op. 19) for Piano (6 pieces)
Suite for Brass Quintet (Op. 27)
Overture (Op. 6) for Orchestra
Dursey Sound (Op. 14) Tone-Poem for Symphony Orchestra
Remembrance (Op. 21) for Small
David Arditti was born in 1964, of mixed Jewish and Austrian descent,
brought up on the south coast of England, and now lives in West Hampstead,
London. After training for a scientific career he eventually took up music
full time and now composes, conducts, accompanies and teaches.
He has studied the piano with Peter Bithell of the Guildhall School of Music
and Drama, conducting with Neil Thompson, Gregory Rose and George Hurst. As
a composer, however, he is very largely self-taught.
He frequently acts as accompanist to singers and instrumentalists in
concerts and recitals of his own and other music. He has conducted many
choral and orchestral works, including the premieres of some of his own. He
was for some time the regular conductor of the Chelsea Singers, a chamber
group in London with a wide repertoire.
His compositions include songs and song-cycles, piano music, chamber music,
orchestral works, choral music, including a Requiem and a Mass in C, and a
film score. Performances have take place all over Britain and in the USA.
His works are published by Oriana Publications (Wales) and Topmusic (Switzerland).