Luke Whitlock

Composer - BA Hons MMus RCM PGCE


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Paternoster (2017)
Dedicated to John Turner
Instrumentation: Recorder and Piano
Duration: 4 minutes


O Lamb of God (2017)
Instrumentation: SAT
Duration: 3 minutes


Farewell All Things (2017)
Four Poems by Christina Rossetti
Dedicated to Jeremy Huw Williams
Instrumentation: Baritone and Piano
Duration: 12 minutes
1. Oh what comes over the sea
2. One Sea-Side Grave
3. When I am dead, my dearest
4. Till Tomorrow
World Premiere in New Orleans by Jeremy Huw Williams, 26th October 2017


I Remember, I Remember (2016)
Poem by Thomas Hood
Dedicated to the composer Peter Reynolds
Instrumentation: SATB
Duration: 4 minutes
World Premiere at the Lower Machen Festival, St Michael & All Angels' Church, on the 23rd of June 2017


Afton Water (2016) arr. of a traditional song
Dedicated to my Nan, Joyce Clark
Text by Robert Burns
Instrumentation: SATB Choir 
Duration: 3 1/2 minutes
Broadcast premiere on Classic FM (UK) 27th January 2017 (The disc Immortal Memory was CD of the Week, and reached No 3 in the Classical Charts)


Christmas in near (2016)
Words by author Charlotte Bray
Instrumentation: SA & Piano
Duration: 3 1/2 minutes


Christmas hath darkness (2015)
From Christmas Eve by Christina Rossetti
Instrumentation: SATB
Duration: 2 1/2 minutes
World Premiere 7th December 2016, performed by the Choir of King's College, Aberdeen with conductor David Smith, at St Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen


Sleep, Little Baby, Sleep (2015)
From Holy Innocents by Christina Rossetti
Instrumentation: SATB Choir and Organ
Duration: 3 1/2 minutes


Love Came Down At Christmas (2015)
Text by Christina Rossetti
Instrumentation: SATB Choir and Organ
Duration: 2 minutes
World Premiere, 2nd December 2015, King's College Chapel Choir performing at King's College Chapel, Aberdeen


Will-o'-the-wisp (2015)
Instrumentation: Clarinet Sextet
Duration: 2 minutes
World Premiere, 18th July 2015, St Peter's Episcopal Hall, Syracuse, USA, performed by the Silverwood Clarinet Choir as part of the Cazenovia Counterpoint Festival


Three Scenes from Wales (2015)
Dedicated to the recorder player John Turner
Instrumentation: Voice, Recorder (Descant, Treble & Bass), and Piano [two other arrangements exist: SATB Choir, Flute and Piano, or solo voice and piano, both in either English or Welsh]
Duration: 8 minutes
I. Under Blue Skies
II. Every Season's Flower
III: Caught in a Sunbeam
Based on translations of Welsh poetry by Gwyn Williams
World Premiere, 23rd April 2016, St Mary's in the Marketplace, Stockport, with Margaret McDonald (mezzo), John Turner (recorder) and Peter Lawson (piano)
World Premiere (choral), 30th July, Aberystwyth MusicFest & 31st July 2016, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, with the National Youth Choir of Wales, pianist Chris Williams, conducted by Paul Mealor
World Premiere (voice & piano), 10th October 2016 in New Orleans (USA) by the Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams


Romance (2015)
Instrumentation: Horn and Piano
Duration: 8 minutes


The Academics' Waltz (2014)
Commissioned by Guido Kunz
Instrumentation: Wind Band & Organ
Duration: 5 minutes
World Premiere: 6th December 2014, performed by the Music Society Uettligen at the Reformed Church Wohlen, Switzerland


Evening Prayer (2014)
Dedicated to John and Maggie Sullivan, and Rita Hills
Instrumentation: Solo Piano
Duration: 5 minutes
World Premiere: 8th June 2014, Acapela (near Cardiff), performed by 
Broadcast Premiere: 4th June 2015, ABC Classic FM (Australia), "Classic Drive" presented by Kevin Roper


Flowing Waters (2014)
Dedicated to Duncan Honeybourne
Commission funded by the Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government
Instrumentation: Solo Piano
Duration: 11 minutes
World Premiere: 6th May 2014, The Gate, Cardiff, performed by 




Dance Suite No.1 (2013-4)
Instrumentation: Clarinet Choir
Duration: 20 minutes tbc

1st mvt: Mazurka
2nd mvt: Nocturne
3rd mvt: tbc
4th mvt: tbc


Romance (2012-13)
Instrumentation: Cello and Piano
Duration: 6 minutes


Silverwood (2012)
Composed for the Silverwood Clarinet Choir
Instrumentation: Clarinet Choir
Duration: 2 minutes
World Premiere, Temple Concord Goldberg Series, 5th February 2013, New York, performed by the Silverwood Clarinet Choir.
Published by ALRY Publications


Clari's Day Out (2012)
Composed for the South Wales Clarinet Choir
Instrumentation: Clarinet Choir
Duration: 5 minutes
World Premiere, 27th July 2012, New York, performed by the 
Silverwood Clarinet Choir
UK Premiere, 28th July 2012, St David's Hall, Cardiff, South Wales, performed by the 
South Wales Clarinet Choir.
Published by 
Emerson Edition


Exsultate Jubilate (2012)
Dedicated to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Composed for the Westbury Jubilee Festival marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
Instrumentation: Choir (SATB) and Organ
Duration: 7 minutes
Premiered on the 2nd of June 2012, All Saints Church, Westbury


Three Pieces for Wind Trio (2012)
Dedicated to Alisa Willis, Donald Nicholls and Casey Gsell
Instrumentation: Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon
Duration: 20 minutes
World Premiere, 8th June 2014 at
 Acapelaby Anna Stokes, James Meldrum and Vicky Crowell
Broadcast Premiere of "Morning Escapades", 9th July 2015, 
ABC Classic FM (Australia), "Classic Drive" presented by Julia Lester

1st mvt: As Shadows Fall
2nd mvt: Morning Escapades
3rd mvt: The Midnight Journey


Suite Antique (2011-12)
Instrumentation: Solo Piano
Duration: 16 minutes
Premiered 29th September, 2013, The Lion Ballroom Arts Centre Leominster, by Duncan Honeybourne
Broadcast Premiere: "Courante" 25th June 2015, ABC Classic FM (Australia), "Classic Drive" presented by Julia Lester
Broadcast Premiere: "Suite Antique" in full, 11th July 2015, WCNY-FM (USA), "The Concert Hall", presented by Bill Baker

Allemande - Courante - Sarabande - Gavotte - Minuet - Gigue


Le cirque diabloique (2010)                     
Instrumentation: String Quartet
Duration: 10 minutes

 

The Enchanted Garden Opus 11 (2008-10)                     
In memory of Margaret Whitlock & choreographer David Fielding
Instrumentation: Narrator (mezzo-soprano/baritone) and Chamber Orchestra
Duration: 35 minutes


Caliban Opus 10 (2010) 
Instrumentation: Violin, Clarinet and Piano
Duration: 12 minutes
Premiered on the 17th of June 2010 at Dartington College of Arts

 

Bridal March Opus 5 No.4 (2007)
Dedicated to Rachael and Phillip Gee
Instrumentation: Flute, Viola and Organ
Duration: 2 minutes
Premiered 27th September 2007, St. Catherines Church, Gloucester

Audio example - Live premiere performance

 

Flute Sonata Opus 9 (2007 rev. 2013)                     
Dedicated to Anna Stokes
Instrumentation: Flute and Piano
Duration: 18 minutes
World Premiere performance by Lisa Nelsen and Paul Turner at the MusicFest Aberystwyth, 27th July 2017
Broadcast premiere: CKWR (Canada) 1st June 2015, "Women in Music" presented by Tom Quick

Audio example - 1st movement performed by Anna Stokes and Rhodri Clarke

Audio example - 2nd movement performed by Anna Stokes and Rhodri Clarke

Audio example - 3rd movement performed by Anna Stokes and Rhodri Clarke

 

Tia's Waltz (2007)                     
Dedicated to Mark Collington
Instrumentation: Piano Solo
Duration: 4 minutes

 

Mad (2007)
Instrumentation: Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano and Piano
Duration: 3 minutes
Poem by William Blake entitled Mad Song

 

The Amelia Waltz (2006)                     
Dedicated to Amelia Rose Goodhind
Instrumentation: Piano Solo
Duration: 3 minutes

 

Three Songs of Love Opus 8 (2006)
Dedicated to the countertenor Richard Scott
Instrumentation: Countertenor and Piano
Duration: 10 minutes
Poems by A. E. Housman

Audio example - Because I liked you better performed by Richard Scott and Katrine Reimers

Audio example - The half-moon westers low performed by Richard Scott and Katrine Reimers

Audio example - There pass the careless people performed by Richard Scott and Katrine Reimers

 

Three Songs of Nature Opus 7 (2006)
Instrumentation: Baritone and Piano
Duration: 7 minutes
Poems by A. E. Housman
1. Loveliest of Trees
2. When green buds hang
3. Tis time, I think, by Wenlock town

 

Bridal March Opus 5 No.3 (2006)
Dedicated to Tim and Louise Henty
Instrumentation: Piccolo, Flute, Bassoon, 2 Percussionists, Piano, Violins I & II, Violas and Cellos
Duration: 1 minutes
Premiered 22nd July 2006, St. Joseph's College Chapel, Ipswich

 

The Lord is my Shepherd Opus 6 (2005)
Instrumentation: SATB
Duration: 2 minutes
Text: Psalm 23

 

Bridal March Opus 5 No.2 (2005)
Dedicated to Helen and Jimmy Carpenter
Instrumentation: Organ
Duration: 2 minutes
Premiered 13th August 2005, St. Clement's Church, Powderham Castle Church, Devon

 

Bridal March Opus 5 No.1 (2004)
Dedicated to Clare and Paul O'Hanlon
Instrumentation: Organ
Duration: 2 minutes
Premiered 31st July 2004, Sacred Heart and Holy Soul's Church, Acocks Green, Birmingham

 

Evening Shades Opus 4/1 (2003)
Commissioned and dedicated to Brass10 and Ian Curror
Instrumentation: Trumpet in E flat, two Trumpets in B flat, Flugelhorn, Horn in F, three Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Organ
Duration: 6 minutes
Premiered at the Royal Chelsea Hospital Chapel in London, 2003
Published by Kirklees (http://www.kirkleesmusic.co.uk/), and also available arranged for full brass band (with or without organ)

Audio example - performed by Brass10 and Ian Curror

 

Longing for You (2003)
Dedicated to Nao Hirose
Instrumentation: Soprano and Piano
Duration: 3 minutes

 

Cornet Fantasy Opus 3 (2002)
Dedicated to Christopher Moyse
Instrumentation: Cornet and Piano
Duration: 7 minutes
Premiered at St Mary Abbots Church, High Street Kensington, London, 2003
Published by Kirklees (
http://www.kirkleesmusic.co.uk/), and also available arranged for full brass band

Audio example - premiere performance by Christopher Moyse and Tim Sidford

 

The Faust and Mephisto Waltz Opus 2 (2002)
Dedicated to Kalliopi Emmanuel
Instrumentation: Piano solo
Duration: 5 minutes
Premiered at the Royal College of Music 2003

Audio example - performed by Kalliopi Emmanuel

Audio example 1 - RCM Sinfonia Orchestral Workshop

Audio example 2 - RCM Sinfonia Orchestral Workshop

 

Songs of Nature Opus 1 (2002)
Instrumentation: Baritone and Piano
Duration:  10 minutes
1. Lines composed in a wood on a windy day A. Bronte       
2. High waving heather A. Bronte
3. Lines written in early spring W. Wordsworth
4. The Nightingale T. Kjerulf

 

Early Evening (2000)
Dedicated to the Caliban Ensemble
Instrumentation: Flute/Clarinet, Piano (four hands), Violin and Cello
Duration: 9 minutes
Premiered at the Great Hall, Dartington Estate, 2000

Audio example - performed by Sarah Broughton (flute), Angela Giannaki (violin), Claire Gourmanel (cello), Richard John and Gary Matthewman (piano)

 

Is It (2000)
Dedicated to Eduarda de Almeida
Instrumentation: 2 Soprano Sax, 2 Alto Sax, 2 Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Piano, Bass Guitar, and Drum Kit
Duration: 5 minutes
Premiered at Dartington College of Arts by Ultrasound (2000)

Audio example - premiere performance

 

Tolkien in Memorium (1999)                    
Instrumentation: Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Cello, Vocal Solos and Chorus
Duration: c.30 minutes

Movement 2 - Audio example - live performance

Movement 5 - Audio example - live performance

Movement 7 - Audio example - live performance

Premiere performance at Dartington College of Arts (1999) by Kirsti Rowberry, Latifat Saka (vocal solos), Chloe Cooke, Lalage Harries, Helen Maher, Amble Skuse (chorus), Karen Flaherty (clarinet), Emma McKervey (saxophone), Matthew Ker (percussion), Daniel Frost (piano), Malgorzata Kosmaczewska (violin), Tom Begbie (cello), and Luke Whitlock (conductor).

 

Atmos One (1999)
Instrumentation: Flute, Bass Clarinet, Piano, Violin, and Cello
Duration: 5 minutes
Premiered at Dartington College of Arts by Kokoro (1999)

Audio example - premiere performance

 

Duo for two Guitars (1999)                    
Instrumentation: Two Guitars
Duration: 12 minutes

Audio example - Tim Oram and Stefan Alberti

 

Listen Carefully (1999)
Instrumentation: 3 pianos (6 pianists)
Duration: 12 minutes
Premiered at Dartington College of Arts by DCA students (1999)

Audio example - premiere performance by Jocasta Lucas, Kate Darvill, Sarah Thomson, Blanche Andreo, Lindsey, and Gary McGinley

 

I'm not sorry (1998)
Instrumentation: Alto Sax, Trumpet, Tenor Trombone, Piano, Marimba and Suspended Cymbal
Duration: c.11 minutes
Premiered at Dartington College of Arts by Kokoro (1998)

Audio example - premiere performance