Jeremy Pike


Principal Works

Orchestral Works

The Crossing Point, for chamber orchestra, 1st perf. City of London Sinfonia, The Swan Theatre, High Wycombe, 2005
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Bassoon Concerto, 1st perf. Graham Salvage, RNCM New Music Ensemble, conductor Edward Warren, RNCM, 1995. Performed by Graham Salvage with Chetham's Contemporary Music Ensemble as part of ISCM World Music Days, Manchester 1998.
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A Street under Siege, for symphony orchestra, 1st perf. Goldsmiths Sinfonia, conductor Simon McVeigh, Goldsmiths College, London, 1997.

Stamford Overture, for chamber orchestra, commissioned by Stamford Chamber Orchestra, 1st perf. Stamford Chamber Orchestra, Stamford Arts Centre, 2004

Idyll for Alexandra, strings & harp, 1st perf. Stamford Chamber Orchestra, Stamford Arts 1987.

Symphony for chamber orchestra, 1st perf. Abingdon Student CO, St. Niklaas, Belgium, 1974. 

The Voice, symphonic poem for full orchestra, 1st perf. Cambridge University Orchestra (CUMS), Cambridge Guildhall, 1976.

Fugue, for symphony orchestra, 1st perf. St Florian Symphony Orchestra, Abingdon, 1977.

Thames Vale Overture, for symphony orchestra, 1st perf. Thames Vale Youth Orch, 1974; perfs. by East Anglia University Orchestra; Royal Academy of Music Training Orchestra.

Three Lancashire Ballads, for solo violin and strings, commissioned by Strings Together with a grant from the National Lottery, 1st perf. Jennifer Pike (solo violin), Strings Together, conductor David Vernon, Bolton, 2000. (Orchestral string parts Grade 4-6).

Choral Works

Missa Brevis, S.A.T.B. Chorus and Piano, commissioned by Warwick University with a grant from West Midlands Arts. 1st perf. 1990.

Summer in Winter, carol for S.A.T.B. and organ, commissioned by Stamford and District Musical Society. Performances by choirs of Manchester Cathedral, Chetham's Chamber Choir, Blackburn Cathedral, Chester Bach Singers, Chester Cathedral Choir, etc, & broadcasts by BBC. Recording released in 1993 (Blackburn Cathedral).
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Time and Tide, chorus and orchestra, commissioned by Abingdon and District Musical Society for their 100th concert with a grant from Southern Arts. 1st perf. 1981.

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, S.A.T.B. choir a cappella (eight parts with solo countertenor or alto), commissioned by Ribchester Camerata. 1st performance Norwich Cathedral, August 1998.

Chamber Works

String Quartet no. 4, 1st perf. Phoenix Ensemble, Bedford, 1981. Winner, Cambridge University Composition Prize, 1976. Runner up, Clements Memorial National Composition Prize 1977.

String Quartet no. 5, 1st movt. performed by Northern Sinfonia Ensemble, final of MidNAG competition, 1985; Honourable Mention (runner up), Carl Maria von Weber International Contest, Dresden 1985; 1st complete perf. Bingham Quartet, RAM 1988 promoted by the SPNM. Performance at QuartetFest 2000, RNCM, Manchester 2000.

String Quartet no. 6, first performance by Chetham's Contemporary Music Ensemble, New Music North West Festival, Manchester, November 2013.

Quartet for Clarinet and Strings, for clarinet, violin, viola and cello, 1995.

Quartet for Oboe and Strings, for oboe, violin, viola and cello. 1st perf. Phoenix Ensemble, Bedford, 1981.

The Teddy Bears' Midnight Feast, for bassoon quartet, 1st perf. by Manchester Bassoon Ensemble (members of the Halle), RNCM 1992.

In the Darkness of a Shadow, a Rhapsody for solo viola, electronics, organ, piano, harp and four percussionists, 1st perf. Chetham's Contemporary Music Ensemble, Manchester and St Paul's, Huddersfield 1995.

VE Day, A Commemoration, for brass sextet and optional live electronics, commissioned by Manchester Cathedral. 1st perf. 1995.

Solo Instrumental Works

Closed Circuit, for clarinet, piano and live electronics, 1st perf. by Roger Heaton and Stephen Pruslin, RNCM 1996. Released on CD 1997, ASC Recordings.

Processions, for violin & piano, 1st perf. by Andrew Long & Stuart Death, RNCM 1996. Released on CD 1998, ASC Recordings. Broadcasts on BBC Radio 3.

Turning Tables, for viola & harp.

Two Intermezzi and Separations for piano, 1974-8. Released on CD 1997, ASC recordings, with Jonathan Middleton, piano.

Sonata no. 7 for piano & tape, 1st perf. Torquil Munro, RAM 1992.

Sonata no. 8 for piano, 1st perf. Jeremy Pike, Chetham's School of Music, 2013.

Guitar Sonata, 1st perf. Gerald Garcia, Huddersfield Festival 1985; perf. by James Woodrow, Royal Overseas League, London 1987.

Aria-Commemoration, for bassoon and piano (from first movement of Bassoon Concerto), 1st perf. Benjamin Hudson & Adam Johnson, RNCM 1999; selected for current Association Board Diploma Examinations syllabus.

Praesagium & Aphelion, for violin & piano, 1st perf. Jennifer Pike, BBC Young Musician of the Year 2002. Broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and BBC TV.
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Sonata for violin and piano, 1st perfs. Jennifer Pike and Jeremy Pike, Lincoln Arts Centre and Alnwick Music Society, January 2016; Auguste Janonyte and Henry Cash, New Music North West Festival, Manchester, January 2016.

Vocal Works

A Helpstone Statute, counter tenor and harpsichord, commissioned by Nigel Dixon and James Parsons with funds from Lincs. and Humberside Arts. 1st perf. Stamford 1987.

Financial Targets, two songs for soprano and piano. 1st perf. Debbie Jacob and Richard Casey, RNCM, as part of ISCM World Music Days, Manchester 1998.

Works for Stage

A Christmas Carol, Musical for Schools based on the Dickens novel, for solo voices, chorus and mixed ensemble. 1st perfs. Stamford Endowed Schools, 1986 and 1988.

Arrangements

Leibesleid by Kreisler, arr. for solo violin and strings. First perfs. Jennifer Pike & BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Victoria Hall Hanley & Eccles Town Hall, November 2015.

Salut d'amour by Elgar, arr. for solo violin and strings. First perfs. Jennifer Pike & BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Victoria Hall Hanley & Eccles Town Hall, November 2015, and by Jennifer Pike & Friends, Royal Albert Hall, October 2015.

The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams, arr. for solo violin and string quintet. First perf. Jennifer Pike and City of London Sinfonia, London, June 2008.

Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saens, arranged for solo violin and strings. First perf. Jennifer Pike and members of Philharmonia Orchestra, Emanuel Hurwitz birthday concert, Finchley, May 2004.

M├ęditation from Souvenir d'un lieu cher by Tchaikovsky, arranged for solo violin and strings. First perf. Jennifer Pike and City of London Sinfonia, Bromsgrove, May 2003.

White Christmas by Irving Berlin, arranged for violin and piano. First perf. Jennifer Pike, Carols from Holy Trinity, broadcasts on Sky Arts TV and Classic FM, December 2014 and December 2015.


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