Premieres by Duncan Honeybourne

World, territorial and broadcast premieres given by Duncan Honeybourne. All are solo piano works unless otherwise stated

Camilla ALDRIDGE

Time Circles

World premiere – Britten Hall, Sherborne Girls, Dorset, September 2018

Edgar BAINTON

(1880-1956)

Willows

The Making of the Nightingale

World premieres – Yorkshire English Music Festival, Aysgarth, North Yorkshire, 28th September 2019

Granville BANTOCK

(1868-1946)

Nursery Scenes (1900)

World premiere – British Music Information Centre, London, 17th October 2000
Birmingham premiere – Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, 14th December 2007

Ruth BARRETT

(b.1976)

Pictures in the Snow

World premiere – St James Piccadilly, London, 17th December 1993

Rick BIRLEY

(b.1954)

March Wind

World premiere – Weymouth College Festival, 12th May 1993
First broadcast – BBC Hereford and Worcester, 17th June 1997

Piano Concerto

World premiere – St Mary’s Church, Dorchester, Dorset, 6th June 1998

Piano Sonata

World premiere of 1st mvt, Weymouth College Theatre, 18th January 2001; 2nd and 4th mvts, St Mary’s Church, Dorchester, 24th May 2014

Donegal Fantasy

World premiere – Weymouth College Festival, 24th June 2002

Four Carol Preludes

World premiere – Weymouth Arts Centre, 5th December 2002

Papillon

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 7th May 2020

Marcus BLUNT

(b.1947)

Prelude to Better Times

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 17th April 2020

John CASKEN

(b.1949)

Tempus Plangendi

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 21st April 2020

Simon CLARKSON

(b.1964)

The Singing will never be done

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 26th May 2020

Phillip COOKE

(b.1980)

The Turtle Dove

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 14th April 2020

Martyn CRAFT

The Cummings Knightingale

(dedicated to Geoff Cummings-Knight on his 70th birthday)
World premiere – Northrepps Parish Church, Norfolk, 24th June 2017

Geoff CUMMINGS-KNIGHT

(b.1947)

Piano Sonata no.1

World premiere – St John’s Church, Wimbledon, 27th January 2012

David CURINGTON

Cadence

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 29th April 2020

Andrew DOWNES

(b.1950)

Piano Sonata no.2, op.89   

World premiere – Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, 9th March 2003
UK premiere – Wednesbury Art Gallery, 18th June 2003
London premiere – St Lawrence Jewry-next-Guildhall, 1st September 2003

Seven Preludes

World premiere – University of Chichester, March 2006

In Memoriam Herbert Howells

World premiere – Lydney Festival, Gloucestershire, at St. Mary’s Church, Lydney, 11th July 2008

Seven Postludes

World premiere – St Lawrence Chapel, Ashburton, Devon, 30th October 2016

Piano Concerto

World premiere - Birmingham Town Hall, 1st March 2009

Une Promenade

World premiere -Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 30th April 2020

Sonata for cello and piano

World premiere - With Sharon McKinley, Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham, 23rd March 2004

Sonata for double bass and piano

World premiere - With David Daly, Christchurch Priory Festival, 14th June 2007

Sonata for clarinet and piano

World premiere - With Angus Meryon, Salisbury Chamber Music Society, 2nd January 2010

Finished Fields – a song cycle for baritone and piano

World premiere – With Jonathan Pugsley (baritone), Weymouth Lunchtime Chamber Concert, November 2008

Piano Sonata no.1

London premiere, St Martin-in-the-Fields, 20th November 2000

Sonatina for Piano

First broadcast, BBC Radio 3, Birmingham, March 2001

Peter FACER

Diabolical Dance

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 8th June 2020

Graham FITKIN

(b.1963)

R Zero

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 6th May 2020

Richard FRANCIS

(b.1946)

Piano Sonata no.1 (Fantasy Sonata)

World premiere – Bristol Cathedral, 9th January 2007
London premiere – Bluthner Piano Centre, Berkeley Square, 11th October 2007

Piano Sonata no.2 (Irish Memories)

World premiere – Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford, Ireland, 17th April 2011
UK premiere – Lion Ballroom, Leominster, 12th February 2012

Characteristic Pieces vol.1

World premiere – St. Mary’s Priory Church, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, 23rd July 2008
First broadcast – Radio New Zealand Concert, 18th February 2016

Characteristic Pieces vol.2

World premiere – Lion Ballroom, Leominster, 2019

Grand Concert Variations on a theme by Greville Cooke

World premiere – Lion Ballroom, Leominster, 11th March 2018

Dirge for our troubled times

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 25th April 2020

Ludo GELOEN

(b.1962)

Paralysis

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 24th April 2020

Adam GORB

(b.1958)

After the Darkness

World premiere - Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 1st May 2020

Sonja GROSSNER

(1942-2020)

Piano Sonata

World premiere – Arts Centre, Loughborough University, 5th April 2001

Piano Sonata Legacy

World premiere -Fraser Noble Hall, Leicester, 19th March 2004

Piano Sonata For Spring

World premiere – Music in Easton Square, All Saints Church, Portland, Dorset, 6th July 2008

Piano Concerto Within Reflecting Echoes

World premiere – Fraser Noble Hall, Leicester, 9th May 2009

Sonata for cello and piano Appassionato

World premiere with Sharon McKinley (cello), Birmingham Cathedral, January 1999

Ivor GURNEY

(1890-1937)

Possible first broadcast

Five Western Watercolours

Radio New Zealand Concert, 26th March 2016

Sadie HARRISON

(b.1965)

Lunae: Four Nocturnes

World premiere – Kimmeridge Hall, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth University Piano Festival, 13th October 2012

Shadows: Portraits of William Baines

World premiere – Ripon Cathedral, 18th July 2013

…on a name…

(written for Duncan Honeybourne’s 40th birthday)

World premiere, Britten Hall, Sherborne Girls, September 2018

In the Air…

World premiere, Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 2nd May 2020

Breaths for clarinet and piano

World premiere with Fiona Cross (clarinet), Edwin Evans Music Room, Bryanston School, Blandford, Dorset, 8th June 2011

Raymond HEAD

And for all this…nature is never spent

Red

World premieres – Magdalen College Recital Room, Oxford, 20th May 2000

Paul HENLEY

(b.1959)

Piano Sonata no. 1

World premiere, Kidderminster Library, Worcestershire, October 2005

Piano Sonata no. 2

World premiere, Lion Ballroom, Leominster, Herefordshire, 16th June 2019

Adagietto

World premiere, Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 27th April 2020

Clive JENKINS

(b.1938)

Quicksilver

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 22nd April 2020

Hayley JENKINS

I hear you Mr Blackbird

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, May 2020

David JENNINGS

(b.1972)

Melancholy. A Fragment

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 15th April 2020

Liz Dilnot JOHNSON

A Little Lockdown Lyric

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 1st June 2020

Tamsin JONES

Prelude and Fugue in D

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, May 2020

John JOUBERT

(1927-2019)

Piano Sonata no.3, op.157

World premiere, Weymouth Music Club 60th anniversary concert, St. John’s Church, Weymouth, April 2006
World premiere of revised version, Chester Town Hall, 9th November 2010

Piano Sonata no.2, op.71

Irish premiere, Good Shepherd Chapel, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, March 2005

Lyric Fantasy, op.144

Birmingham premiere, Birmingham and Midland Institute, 8th October 2001
London premiere, St Lawrence Jewry-next-Guildhall, 10th December 2001
First broadcast, Radio New Zealand Concert, 27th August 2012

John KEFALA KERR

Captain Tom’s Passacaglia

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 5th May 2020

David LANCASTER

Angelus

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 19th April 2020

Ian LOWES

2 pieces

World premiere – Edwin Evans Music Room, Bryanston School, Blandford, Dorset, 1st December 2004

John McLEOD

(b.1934)

Dark Waltz

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 3rd May 2020

Charlotte MARLOW

Wayfaring

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 23rd April 2020

Benjamin OLIVER

(b.1981)

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 9th June 2020

Richard PANTCHEFF

(b.1959)

Piano Sonata

World premiere – 1901 Arts Club, London, 6th November 2019

Sir Hubert PARRY

Freundschaftslieder for violin and piano

First broadcast – BBC Radio 3, 8th October 2018

Jenni PINNOCK

Musical Distancing

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 28th April 2020

John PITTS

How Sweet the Sound

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 26th April 2020

Francis POTT

(b.1957)

Poem of the Air

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 18th April 2020

David POWER

(b.1962)

Joy

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 16th April 2020

Peter REYNOLDS

(1958-2016)

Cippyn for piano and electronics

Studio recording, York, August 2015
First broadcast ORF Vienna, November 2019

Penllyn

World premiere, Late Music York,
St Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, York, 6th August 2016
London premiere, St James Piccadilly, 6th November 2017

Zoe SONES

Rona

World premiere – Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 15th May 2020

Dobrinka TABAKOVA

(b.1980)

Halo

First public concert performance – Weymouth Lunchtime Chamber Concerts, May 2004

Henry WALFORD DAVIES

(1869-1941)

Theme and Variations (1890) (from manuscript)
World premiere – The Gateway Arts Centre, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, May 2015

Luke WHITLOCK

(b.1978)

Suite Antique

World premiere, Lion Ballroom, Leominster, Herefordshire, September 2013

Flowing Waters (Welsh Arts Council commission)

World premiere, Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff, 6th May 2014
First broadcast, Classic FM South Africa

Evening Prayer

World premiere, A Capela Studio, Cardiff, 8th June 2014
First broadcast, ABC Classic FM, Australia, 4th June 2015

Refractions of Light

World premiere, Contemporary Piano Soundbites, 20th April 2020