Works

2017

Eurydice for tenor solo, children’s choir and organ (11′)
Commissioned by the Waterloo Festival
Children’s Choir of St. John’s Divine, Kennington (expected June 2017)

Forest and dove for two pianos tuned a quarter-tone apart (3’+)
Joseph Havlat and Thomas Ang (expected June 2017)

Farfett for soprano and piano (6′)
Based on a peom by Francesco Pio Attard
Commissioned by Schola Cantorum Jubilate
Marouska Attard (soprano) (expected May 2017)

How space breaks up around every cherry tree for sinfonietta (6′)
Royal Academy of Music
Benjamin Glassberg (conductor) (expected April 2017)

O Vos Omnes for chorus and string orchestra (4′)
Commissioned by Coro Bel Canto and the Ministry of Finance (Malta) for ECOFIN meeting in Malta as part of Malta’s Presidency of the European Council
Coro Bel Canto (April 2017)

2016

The woman with the forget-me-nots for alto recorder, bass recorder, viola da gambad and Baroque cello (6′)
Department of Historic Performance, Royal Academy of Music (January 2017)

Creta Cadis! for bass voice and Baroque ensemble (5′)
Commissioned by the Teatru Manoel and Maltese Presidency of the European Council 2017
Valletta International Baroque Ensemble (expected November 2017)

There is no rose of such virtue for choir (3′)
Carol commissioned by the Royal Academy of Music
Chorus of the Royal Academy of Music (December 2016)

Nunc Dimittis and Magnificat for choir and organ (12′)
Commissioned by the Old Hispanic Office (UoB)
Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford (expected May 2017)

Jubilate Deo for choir and organ (5′)
Commissioned by the Old Hispanic Office (UoB)
Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford (expected May 2017)

A caricature for violoncello (5′)
Joanna Gutowska, London (November 2016)

Hypogea for orchestra (8′)
Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (workshop – September 2016)

Il-ġimgħa tibda bil-fdalijiet (A week starting with what remains) for mezzo-soprano and piano (18′)
Song-cycle in 5 movements
Based on poems by Adrian Grima (b. 1968)
Commissioned by the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation
Marvic Monreal, Christine Zerafa (expected May 2017)

Hieronymus for guitar (7′)
Saki Kato, London (November 2016)

signifying nothing for two violins (4′)
Junior Academy (Royal Academy of Music) (June 2016)

of lights and landscapes for horn quartet (10′)
Royal Academy of Music Horn Quartet (May 2016)

Iż-żmien hekk jagħmel (The footprint of time) for baritone and trombone (7′)
A cycle of miniature haiku-songs in five short movements
Based on texts by Oliver Friggieri (b.1947)

The autobiography of an embryo for alto sax, marimba, accordion, double bass (10′)
CHROMA ensemble and conductor Christopher Austin, London (February 2016)

2015

Nabu crosses the Danube for violinist, clarinettist, and pianist (11′)
Trio Mirage, London (April 2016)

Veillée (Vigil) for SATB chorus (5′)
Based on a poem by Arthur Rimbaud (1854 – 1891).
Blossom Street Singers, London (January 2016)

Bjuda (Whiteness) for SATB chorus (5′)
Based on a poem by Dun Karm Psaila (1871 – 1961), Malta’s national poet
Coro Bel Canto (dir. Hermann Farrugia Frantz), Grandmaster’s Palace, Valletta (October, 2015)

Beatus Vir for SATB chorus and organ (5′)
Bristol Cathedral Choir, Bristol (March 2016)

O Salutaris Hostia for SSAATTBB chorus (3′)

Amenoi for horn, violoncello, marimba (3′)

Canticle of Narcissus for piano and electronics (5′)

Open Walls (Open City) for orchestra (5′)

Festa (electroacoustic work) (5′)

From/Towards Centres for an amplified ensemble of 10 players (two violins, viola, violoncello, double bass, piano, clarinet in Bb, two percussionists) (7′)

Luminous Great Mass for double chorus and electronics (10′)
Based on a text by American poet Peter O’Leary (b. 1968)

Nunc Dimittis for SATB chorus (5′)

Flejguta (Variation on a Folk Tune) for violin, clarinet in Bb, horn in F, violoncello, bassoon, tambourine (4′)
Based on a transcription of Tal-Ġimgħa l-Kbira, a folk melody from Malta associated with the religious processions of Good Friday and played by a drum and a flejguta (Maltese fipple flute).
Edition 2015 for flute, violin, clarinet in Bb, violoncello, guitar (May 2016)

2014

Mare Nostrum (A Modern Hades) for two voices, three percussionists, clarinet in Bb, piano (5′)
Based on extracts from Arvid Pardo’s speech before the UN General Assembly in 1967. Pardo is referred to as the Father of ‘The Law of the Sea’

Pseudo-Sonata (3 Pieces) for clarinet in Bb, piano (14′)

Fire and Ice for SSATTBB chorus (7′)
Based on a text by American poet Robert Frost (1874 – 1963)

2012

Menz for orchestra (9′)
Based on a drama in Maltese by Francis Ebejer (1925 – 1993)

L-Aħħar Taqbida or SSAATTBB chorus (7′)
Based on a poem by Maltese poet Karmenu Vassallo (1913 – 1987)

Stabat Mater for Soprano solo, SATB chorus, orchestra (65′)
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the APS National Composition Competition 2012
Miriam Cauchi, Coro Bel Canto (dir. Hermann Farrugia Frantz), Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (dir. Christopher Muscat), Mdina Cathedral, Malta (November, 2015) (CD release in early 2016)

Minor Works

Effluence for electronics (2′) (2015)

Refuġjat for solo piano (4′) (2014)

Aperite Mihi Portas for SATB chorus, orchestra (5′)
Coro Bel Canto (chorus & orchestra, dir. Hermann Farrugia Frantz), Siggiewi Parish Church (June 2014)

Missa Porta Fidei for chorus, orchestra (12′) (2013)

Recessional for solo organ (5′)
Euchar Gravina, Jesuit Church, Valletta, Malta (May 2013)

Riħ Isfel Frisk for solo piano (6′)
Euchar Gravina, St. James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta (November 2012)

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