Michael Christie
cellist ~ composer ~ teacher
compositions
Key:
sib = on Sibelius: ms = in manuscript: rec = recording available
educational music

Easy Peasy Vol.1Accompanied exercises for beginners, scale-building - 20 short progressive pieces in first position: CD of accompaniments included.
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Listen     2001  20’  sib  recvc, pno   £8.00
Easy Peasy Vol.2Accompanied exercises for beginners, finger patterns. Currently in development.
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     2001    vc, pno   
Easy Peasy Vol.3

Accompanied exercises for beginners, string-crossing. Currently in development.
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     2001    vc, pno   
Easy Peasy Vol.4Accompanied exercises for beginners, positions and shifts. Currently in development.
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     2001    vc, pno   
Easy Peasy Vol.5Accompanied exercises for beginners, 1st position and pieces. Currently in development.
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     2001    vc, pno   
Four Solos

Graded easy-intermediate pieces for descant recorder

Listen     2003  10’  sib  recdesc rec, pno   £4.00
Four Duets

Duets for descants, from easy to moderate difficulty

Listen     2002  6’  sib  rec   £3.00
Two Trios

1. Decorations on a Ground 2. Baroque Imitations: Prelude & Fughetta

Listen     1987  8’  sib  recfor desc, tr & easy b rec (in baroque style)   £3.00
Four Short Pieces

Characterful pieces with easy violin

Listen     2002  6’  sib  recdesc, tr rec & vn   £3.00
Travels in Classical Time

Three short pieces in different classical styles (can be performed separately or as a group) for recorders, strings and piano

Listen     2003  10’  sib  recD I & II, Tr, Ten, Vn, Easy Vn I & II, Vc, Pno   £10.00
Eight Cello Solos

for beginner cello players, difficulty level Grade 1-3 approximately.

     2009  1-3 mins each’  sib  vc, pno   £8.00
Eight Cello Duets

for beginner cello players (difficulty level from pre-Grade 1 to Grade 3 approximately). Exploring different technical elements (e.g., string crossing, repeated notes). Includes piano accompaniment as alternative for Cello 2 (teacher’s part).

     2009  1-3 mins each’  sib  vc, pno   £8.00

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chamber ensemble

Three PortraitsFor flutes in C, G in contemporary style
Listen     1997  11’  sib  recfl   £7.00
Nocturnein tonal romantic idiom
Listen     2003  2’  sib  recFor alto sax (or fl, ob, cl), pno   £3.00
Windchanges

9-11 players: in contemporary style

Listen     1995  5’  ms  recfl/picc, cl/cl Eb/s.sax, cl/b. cl, ob, ob/c.a., bsn, bsn/contra, 2 fr hn   £10.00
Variations on a Dorian Theme12 variations on an original theme
     2007  12’  sib  cl Bb, vc, pno   £10.00
Dreamgates

in contemporary style with aleatoric elements

(commissioned by Sounds Positive)

Listen     2008  8’  sib  recfl, ob, cl Bb, t. sax, tpt Bb, tbn, pno   £10.00

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songs

Four Joyce Songs

Setting of James Joyce's 'Pomes Pennyeach'

Listen     1997  13’  ms  recmezzo, va (or vc), pno   £10.00
Pierrot

Setting of John Drinkwater's 'Pierrot'

Listen     1998  5’  ms  recmezzo, small ensemble   £5.00
Four Icelandic Songs

Settings of Icelandic poems from the modern era in tonal idiom with 20thC elements

Listen     1979  13’  sib  recbaritone & piano   £7.00
Seven Swedish Songs

Dedicated to Nina Stemme; based on poems of Tomas Tranströmer and Bodil Malmsten.

     2013  19 mins’    soprano, piano   £35

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music theatre

MedeaUnaccompanied dramatic scena for mezzo (libretto by Michael Christie, adapted from Dario Fo and Francesca Rame's 'Medea', based on Euripides); suitable for street performance
     1988  13’  ms  mezzo   £10.00
The Standard BearerOne-act chamber opera (libretto by John McMurray and Michael Christie, based on a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke) commissioned by the Garden Venture of the Royal Opera House, 1989
     1982  25’  sib  soprano, mezzo, tenor, actors, fl/a.fl/picc, trumpet (doubling cornet), vn/va, vc, d.b., vib., piano, perc. and prepared tape   £15.00
Sunday Lunchlibretto by 'J.M.'
     1981  6’  sib  mezzo, vc & pno   £6.00
Tabloidlibretto by MC and anon.
     1981  7’  sib  mezzo, baritone & pno   £5.00
Carnagelibretto by anon.
     1981  5’  sib  mezzo, baritone & wordless chorus   £4.00

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instrumental music theatre

Harlequin's Escapadelibretto by Michael Christie, based on the commedia dell'arte); acting skills required
     1992  25’  sib  mezzo and wind quintet   £15.00
Tales from the Commedialibretto by Michael Christie, based on the commedia dell'arte); acting skills required
     1995  25’  sib  wind quintet   £15.00

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arrangements

Bach ChoraleEst is Genug
     2000  2’  sib  d, tr, t, b   £1.00
Bach for String TrioPrelude & Fugue 11
     2000  5’  sib  vn, va, vc   £3.00
From the Goldberg Variations

Arrangements for two violins and cello,

selected variations only (2, 3, 6, 9, 15, 18 & 19).

     2002  15’  sib  2 vn, vc   £5.00
From the Goldberg Variations

Arrangements for violin, viola and cello,

selected variations only (12, 13, 21, 24 & 25)

     2002  15’  sib  vn, va, vc   £5.00
Bach: Little Prelude No.5From the Kleine Preludes & Fugues
     2002  3’  sib  vn, va, vc   £2.00
Pieces by Michael ChristieChasing Game
     2000  2’  sib  3 vn   £2.00
Trio 3
     2000  2’  sib  3 vn   £2.00
Decorations on a Ground
     2000  2’  sib  2 vn, vc   £2.00
Baroque Imitations
     2000  3’  sib  2 vn, vc   £2.00
Bach Chorale

Est is Genug

       2’  sib  2 vn, va, vc   £1.00
Bach Chorale

Sollt ich meinem Gott nicht singen

       2’  sib  2 vn, va, vc   £1.00
From the 48

Prelude & Fugue No.22 (Bk.2) in D min (original key Bb min)

       5’  sib  2 vn, va, vc   £3.00
From the Petite Suite'En Bateau' & 'Cortège', by Debussy
       8’  sib  3 Vn, Va, 2 Vc   £5.00
Six Fauré Songs
       8’  sib  3 Vn, Va, 2 Vc   £5.00
Four Strauss Songs
       10’  sib  for mezzo, 2 Vn, Vc and piano   £5.00
Three Fauré Songs
       8’  sib  for mezzo, 2 Vn, Vc and piano   £4.00
Four Strauss Songs
       10’  sib  for mezzo, 2 Vn, Va, Vc and DB   £5.00
Chromatic Study

Arrangement of the composer’s own piece for ’cello and piano.

     2009  3’’  sib  Bar sax, pno   £2.00

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