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Piano/Vocal/Guitar (chords only) - Interactive Download
This edition: Interactive Download. French. Piano/Vocal/Guitar (chords only). 3 pages. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music (HX.33198).
Piano/Vocal/Guitar - Difficulty: medium
Composed by Various. Traditional Pop, Broadway and Vocal Standards. Songbook (softcover). With vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord diagrams. 576 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.360735).
Voice, piano and guitar chords - Difficulty: medium
Piano/Vocal/Chords. This edition: Piano/Vocal/Chords. P/V/C Mixed Folio; Piano/Vocal/Chords. Rock 'n' Roll. Songbook. With vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord diagrams. 142 pages. Alfred Music #00-MF9813. Published by Alfred Music (AP.MF9813).
Piano - Easy Piano
Ten Years of Popular Hits Arranged for EASY PIANO. Arranged by Dan Coates. Piano - Easy Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental; Sing-Along. Decade by Decade. Nostalgia; Pop. Book. 144 pages. Alfred Music #00-27945. Published by Alfred Music (AP.27945).
Piano Accompaniment, Violin (Score and Solo Part)
Violin and Piano. By Hilary Hahn. By Various. Boosey & Hawkes Chamber Music. Contemporary, Classical. Softcover. 340 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051107933. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48023059).
Piano - Easy Piano
Volume 1. 39 Selections from the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Arranged by Dan Coates. Piano - Easy Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental; Sing-Along. Rolling Stone Easy Piano Sheet Music Classics. Pop/Rock. Book. 172 pages. Alfred Music #00-30195. Published by Alfred Music (AP.30195).
- The Fisherman. Opera in two acts. 1986 (appx. 85’) Libretto: Jonathan Kreeger, based on Oscar Wilde’s story The Fisherman and his Soul. Principal roles: tenor, baritone, lyric soprano, mezzo-soprano, bass, counter-tenor, alto Other roles: tenor, baritone, silent role, Chorus 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 hp, celeste, 5 perc. 3,3,2,3,1 First perf London International Opera Festival 1989 Royal College of Music Opera School, London cond. James Lockhart, prod Jamie Hayes Britten Theatre
- Bayon. Opera in five acts. 1993 (appx. 120’) Libretto: the composer, based on the true life of the ancient Cambodian God-King Jayavarman VII (1120-1219 AD) Principal role: Jayavarman - baritone Other principal roles: 1 high soprano, 2 mezzo-sopranos, 3 tenors, 3 baritones, 1 bass, 1 deep bass Supporting roles: 1 tenor, 4 baritones Chorus 188.8.131.52 3.6 (+ bass tpt).2.1 2 hp, celeste, 7 perc, 16vv, 12vla, 10vc, 6 db
- Five Arabian Nights. Opera/ballet in one act. 1996 (appx. 90’) Libretto: Patricia Debney, based on the Tales of the Thousand Nights and One Night Principal Roles: mezzo-soprano, baritone Non-acting voices: coloratura soprano, soprano, contralto, tenor, baritone, bass Dancers 184.108.40.206 flghn 0.2.1.0 hp, pno, 3 perc, 2vv, 2vla, 2vc, 1db 5 off-stage crotales
- Jabberwocky. 1983 (appx 7’) 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 hp, celeste, 3 perc. Strings First perf. RCM Sinfonia, cond. Christopher Adey (1983)
- Borodubur - Temple of the Secret Aspect. based on the architectural design and narrative carvings of the immense Javanese monument 1987 (appx. 32’) 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 2hp, celeste, 5 perc, 188.8.131.52.10 First perf. Fast Forward Festival (concluding piece) (1995) RCM Symphony Orchestra, cond. Elgar Howarth
- A Pilgrim of Angkor. The final work in the cycle of large pieces based on the architecture of South East Asia, this piece derives its form from the temple of Angkor Wat in ancient Cambodia. 1997 (appx. 29’) 184.108.40.206.sop.sax 3.4 (+bass tpt).euph.2.1 hp, pno, 9 perc. 220.127.116.11.8
- Banteay Srei. 1988 (appx. 15’) 18.104.22.168 0.2.1.0 hp , celeste, 3 perc., 0.0.3.2.1 First perf as ballet “Wild Child”, part of “Prince Albert’s Vision”, Britten Theatre, London (1990). Subject of a BBC2 documentary 1991
- Prambanam. Concerto for Oboe-d’Amore, Percussion, Trombone, 22 solo strings 1991 (appx 15’) solo oboe d’amore, solo percussion, solo trombone, 9vv, 6vla, 5 vc, 2db First perf. Canterbury Cathedral (1997) Britten Sinfonia , cond. Mark Forkgen, with Nicholas Daniel, Fiona Ritchie, James Casey Published by Warwick Music
- But Life Changed. 1999 (appx. 35’) solo flute, solo bass-clarinet, solo horn 2.oboe d’amore.2.1 22.214.171.124, guitar, hp, pno, 2 perc. 7vv, 4vla, 2vc, 1db
- Cello concerto. 2000 (appx.34’) solo cello 1(+ alt.fl).1.1.1 126.96.36.199, hp, perc, 5vv, 2vla, 1vc, 1db
- Three Old Gramophones. 2005 (appx.15’) solo bassoon 2 (I + picc., bass fl, II + bass fl).1.2 (I + picc.Eb cl, II + bass cl).sop sax Bb.1 188.8.131.52, pno/harm, 2/3 perc. 184.108.40.206.1 First perf. Southbank Sinfonia, cond. Nicholas Cleobury, Sounds New, February 2005
- The Celestial Palace. 1989 (appx 27’) 2 mezzo-sopranos and ensemble alto.fl.0.3.0 220.127.116.11 2pnos, 2 perc, 5 vc First perf. RCM C20th Ensemble, cond. Edwin Roxburgh, RCM Concert Hall (1994)
- Impressions. to a poem by e.e. cummings 1984 (apprx.7’) soprano, flute, clarinet, horn, piano, perc., viola, ‘cello First perf. RCM 1984 First professional perf. Eileen Hulse and Aquarius cond. Nicholas Cleobury (1988) Cobbett Prize for Composition 1984
Mixed ensemble, cont.
- Five Fantastic Islands. 1993 (appx. 12’) flute, clarinet, viola, ‘cello, piano, perc. Commissioned by Psappha with funds from London Arts Board First per. Psappha, cond. Christopher Gayford, Cutty Sark, London (1994)
- Glimpses of the Rubayait. 1993 (appx. 10’) flute, violin, viola, ‘cello First perf. Tacet Ensemble, cond. Michael Downes (Brighton Festival, 1999)
- String Trio. 1994 (appx. 15’) Private commission First perf. Tippett Quartet (Sounds New 2003)
- Clarinet Quintet. for clarinet in A and string quartet 1996 (appx.16’) Commissioned by Sounds New First perf. David Campbell/Bingham String Quartet (1997)
- Erendira. 1998 (appx 23’) flute (doubling picc., alto fl.) clarinet A (doubling bass cl.) horn, harp, perc., violin, viola, ‘cello
Ensemble with voice
- Traduits de la Nuit. French chamber version to poems by Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo 1998 (appx 20’) Mezzo-soprano, flute (doubling picc. and alto fl.), clarinet in A, violin, piano, perc.
- Translations from the Night. English chamber version to poems by Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo, translated into English by Michael Downes 2000 (appx 20’) Mezzo-soprano, flute (doubling picc. and alto fl.), clarinet in A, violin, piano, perc. First perf. Tania Williams, Bergamo Ensemble, cond. Michael Downes (2000)
- Song of the Gypsy Siguiriya. To poems by Federico García Lorca 2001 (appx 17’) Solo soprano, flute (doubling bass flute), clarinet Bb, soprano saxophone, trumpet Bb (doubling piccolo trumpet Bb), guitar, harp, piano, violin, cello First perf. Emily Renshaw, The Masters Ensemble, St Gregory’s Centre (2002)
- The Fifth Trumpet. 1985 (appx 10’) 7 trumpets (piccolo, natural, Eb, Bb, bass trumpets, flugelhorn), perc., piano, organ. Commissioned and by John Wallace and the Wallace Collection, First perf. John Wallace, Wallace Collection, (Queen Elizabeth Hall 1986) Won IX Internazionale Premio Ancona
- ‘Tis Enough. 2002 (appx 13’) Brass quintet (horn, 2 trumpets, trombone and tuba) First perf. Fine Arts Brass (Deal Festival 2005)
- Four Nocturnal Landscapes. for trumpet, percussion and electronics 1987 (appx 13’) Commissioned and first performed Nettlefold Festival 1988 by John Wallace, Evelyn Glennie, Lawrence Casserly
- Four Pieces for Two Pianos. 1988 (rev.1990) (appx.15’) Commissioned and first performed by Alexandra and Nicola Bibby (St James’s Piccadilly 1988)
- Sketches of the Bayon. 1992 (appx. 9’) Oboe, piano Commissioned by Melanie Ragge
- And from the Tempest a Myriad of Stars. 1992 (appx.10’)+ Clarinet, piano Commissioned by the Clarinet and Saxophone Society for the Robert Hicks Memorial Trust First performed Robert Plane and Sophie Rahman, Park Lane Group Young Artists’ Concert Series (Purcell Room 1993)
- Glimpses of the Rubaiyat. 1994 (appx.10’) Version for flute, piano
- Broken Song. 2002 (appx. 4’) Unaccompanied trumpet
- Prelude and Dance of the Fantastic Dragon. 1983 (appx.5’) Commissioned and first performed by Richard le May (RCM 1984)
- From an Artist in Egypt. 1993 (appx. 11’) First performed by Kim Burwell (Canterbury Festival 1995)
- The Secret Gaze. 1993 (appx 10’)
- Towers of the God-King. 1997 (appx. 14’) First performed by Rolf Hind (Chelmsford, 1999)
- On Beauty - Book 1. 2001 (appx. 17’)
- On Beauty - Book 2. 2001 (appx.10’)
- Cadenzas and Arias. 1992 (appx.9’) soprano, trumpet, piano First performed Sally-Ann Ardouin, Paul Edlin, Stephen Matthews (Festival of Music at Wingham, 1993)
- Trois Traduits de la Nuit, Livre 1. 1994 (appx.12’) to poems by Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo mezzo-soprano, piano Commissioned by Sarah Connolly
- Trois Traduits de la Nuit, Livre 2. 2002 (appx.10’) to poems Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo mezzo-soprano, piano Commissioned by Sarah Connolly
- Illuminations I. 1996 (appx.9’) Soprano, piano to poems by Arthur Rimbaud First performed Anne Sheridan, Helen Crayford (Sounds New, 1997)
- Ophelie. 1996 (appx.9’) soprano, flute to poems by Arthur Rimbaud
- Illuminations II. 1996 (appx.10’) soprano, flute and piano to poems by Arthur Rimbaud
- Chants for Kambu. 2000 (appx.10’) Text by the composer Professional chamber choir (18.104.22.168), organ
- Evening Canticles. 2002 (appx.7’) Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Double SATB choir, organ
Paul Max Edlin studied composition and trumpet at the Royal College of Music and took his doctorate at Sussex University. His works have been performed both nationally and abroad by leading artists such as Evelyn Glennie, John Wallace, Nicholas Daniel, Rolf Hind, David Campbell, the Bingham Quartet and the Britten Sinfonia, and he is the recipient of national and international awards.
Edlin’s works range from instrumental to orchestral and to opera. The RCM Opera School under James Lockhart premiere his opera The Fisherman to wide critical acclaim in a production for the London International Opera Festival. Opera Magazine called Edlin “our latest operatic prodigy”.
Edlin’s music has been recorded, broadcast on radio and television, both in the UK and abroad. His recent orchestral work Three Old Gramophones was premiered in March by the Southbank Sinfonia. He is currently working on a song cycle for Howard Wong for performances in Belgium in 2005. He is also composing a new opera, a setting of Ted Hughes’ translation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s great play Blood Wedding.
Paul Max Edlin is Reader in Music at Canterbury Christ Church University where he teaches composition, and directs the Masters Ensemble. He is a founding member of the artistic committee of the contemporary music festival Sounds New and is Artistic Director of the Deal Festival.