Susie Self
mezzo soprano ~ composer
compositions
orchestral

1st Symphony ’Hokusai Says’ (2003)Full Orchestra30.00

   Three movements based on woodcuts by the 19th C Japanese printmaker Hokusai.

   dur. 26’

2nd Symphony ’Memories, Dreams, Reflections’ (2006)Full Orchestra30.00

   Based on the autobiography of Carl Jung.

   dur. 31’

’Under the stars at Kaprun’ (2006)Full Orchestra10.00

  dur. 4’15"

’Chakra Suite’ (2000)String Orchestra15.00

   dur. 16’

3rd Symphony ’The Pacific’ (2009)Full Orchestra30.00

   dur. 25’

4th Symphony ’The Island’ (2013)Full Orchestra30.00

   Based on Shakespeare’s ’The Tempest’

   dur. 33’

Infinite Journey -orchestral version (2014)Timp, Tam-tam, Hp, String Orch5.00

     Extract from opera ’The Butt’, after Will Self (work in progress)

     dur. 5’30"

(NB parts for the above are available for hire, prices on application)
chamber ensemble

Parallel Universes (2007)Fl, Ob, Cl Bb, Hn F, Bsn, Tbn, Pno10.00

   dur. 7’

Sheela-na-gig (2008)Fl, C.A., Cl A, Bar. Sax, Tpt Bb, Tbn, Pno10.00

   dur. 5’30"

Carrick-a-Rede (2009)Saxophone quartet (SATBar)10.00

   dur. 6’

Crossings Suite (2009)Vc, Pno7.00

   A single movement containing themes from music composed for the play

   “Crossings, by Julie MacNamara.

   dur. 6’50"

Cosmic Lion Goddess (2010)Fl, Ob, Pno10.00

   Based on an ancient Hindu woodcut of a lion goddess.

   dur. 13’

Folding Squares (2010)Cl, Bsn, Vc, Pno5.00

   Single movement.

   dur. 3’15"

Concert 3 (2013)Fl, Tpt Bb, Bar.Sax, Pno7.00

   Single movement.

   dur. 5’

Alkan 5 (2013)String quartet (2 Vn, Va, Vc)7.00

  Two movements.

   I. dur. 3’30"     II. dur. 5’05"

The Killing Jar (2014)High Sop Vocalise, 2 Vn, Va, Vc, DB, Pno, Perc10.00

   Single movement.

   dur. 12’17"

Sizzle (2014)Fl, Cl.A, Fr Hn, 2 Perc, 2 Vn, Va, Vc, DB, Pno7.00

   Extract from opera ’The Butt’, after Will Self (work in progress)

   dur. 8’11"

Infinite Journey -chamber music version (2014)Tam-tam/Pno, String quartet (2 Vn, Va, Vc)5.00

   Extract from opera ’The Butt’, after Will Self (work in progress)

   dur. 6’28"

Nor Ran Su Tuan (2012)Vn (+ loop/Vn 2), A.sax, Male Voice, Vib, E.Kbd (strings)5.00

   Written for Chris Brannick.

   dur. 2’03"

solo chamber music

Ouroborus (2002)Pno7.00

   dur. 6’15"

A Rough Gem is Polished (1997)B. Fl/Picc.7.00

   dur.

Heron (1995)Cl Bb, Pno7.00

   dur. 9’02"

The Vicar of Stifkey (1996)Hn F, Prepared Tape7.00

   dur. 10’31"

White Crane Spreads Wings (1996)Bsn, 2 Marimbas (tape)7.00

   dur. 8’33"

What does a Wizard do? (1997)Ob, Bells7.00

   dur. 6’24"

choral music

Ave Maris Stella (1999)SATB7.00

   dur. 2’35"

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (1999)SATB, Org7.00

   dur. 8’

Baba Yaga (2005)SATB7.00

   dur. 13’24"

Magdalene -orchestral score (2014)2 Fl, 2 Cl.A, 2 Tpt Bb, 3 Tbn, Timp, Org, SATB, Strings30.00

   Oratorio based on the Gospel of Mary Magdalene.

   dur. 30’

   Orchestral score and parts available for hire.

Magdalene -vocal score (2014)SATB, Pno10.00
Pie Jesu (2014)Sop, Mez, Pno (or Org)5.00

  from ’Magdalene’.

   dur. 3’23"

Agnus Dei (2014)Sop, Mez, Pno (or Org)5.00

   from ’Magdalene’.

   dur. 3’08"

Women’s Boat Songs (2014)SSSSAA, Pno7.00

   1. Dawn Water (3’43") 2. Choppy Races (2’39")

   3. Dreamy River (2’34") 3. Punters’ Song to the Master (1’44")

   dur. 10’40"

opera

Heroic Women -orchestral score (1990)Mezzo, A. Sax, Pno, Gtr, Str. orch.20.00

   dur. 25’

   N.B. parts are available for hire, prices on application.

The Boy from Brazil -music theatre (2013)Lat.Amer. Perc, Timp, Vibe, Mar, El.Gtr/B.Gtr, Vc, Alto, Bar, El.Kbd20.00

   dur. 30’

(NB parts for the above are available for hire, prices on application)
songs

Three John Drinkwater Poems (1999)Mezzo, Pno8.00

   1. Colours for a Garment 2.The Stoic 3. Dusk

   dur. 10’11"

Three Chilean love songs (2006)Med. Vce, Gtr6.00

   dur. 6’45"

Three English Guitar songs (2006)Med. Vce, Gtr6.00

   1. A Song 2. Late Summer 3. Amarynth

   dur. 10’

Four Love Songs for Michael (2002)Med. Vce, Gtr8.00

   1. Time Flows along 2. My Heart 3. My Love 4. Mystery of Eternity

   dur. 10’

Mandala Chants (2000)Med. Vces, Gtr6.00

   1. Spirit of the Valley 2. Feel Joy on your breath 3. Freedom 4. Om 5. Rivers are Flowing

   dur. 10’

’If Music be the Food of Love’ (2002)Soprano, Mezzo, Pno4.00

   Setting of Shakespeare.

   dur. 3’48"

Songs of Immortality (2011)Baritone, Vc, Pno10.00

   Settings of the Dymock Poets: Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, Edward Thomas,

   Rupert Brooke, Robert Frost, Lascelles Abercrombie and John Drinkwater.

   The Dymock Poets gathered in Gloucestershire a few years before the

   beginning of the First World War.

   dur. 20’30"

The Goddess in the Wood (2013)Tenor, Pno7.00

   Setting of Rupert Brooke.

   dur. 7’35"

The Goddess in the Wood (2013)Mezzo, Pno7.00

   Setting of Rupert Brooke, arranged for mezzo.

   dur. 7’35"

Songs of Immortality (2011)Mezzo, Vc, Pno10.00

   Settings of the Dymock Poets: Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, Edward Thomas,

   Rupert Brooke, Robert Frost, Lascelles Abercrombie and John Drinkwater.

   The Dymock Poets gathered in Gloucestershire a few years before the

   beginning of the First World War.

   Arranged for mezzo.

   dur. 20’30"

Dymock DreamsFl, Ob, Mezzo, Pno20.00

Four poems of John Drinkwater.

Read review here.

educational pieces

EIS (1998)Youth Orchestra & Voices12.00

   dur. 13’08"

Southwell Minster 1 & 2 (1999)Youth Orchestra5.00

   dur. 4’40"

Dunstable Jubilee (1999)Youth Orchestra5.00

   dur. 3’02"

Sudbury Folk Songs (1999)Youth Orchestra & Voices5.00

   dur. 2’08"

(NB parts for the above are available for hire, prices on application)


Susie with
John Cage