The Music of John Hawkes

 

Audio Files


Recordings of some of my pieces can be heard on the  'Sound Cloud' website ' (links below), these are mainly excerpts from recordings of live performances.
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A youtube video of a performance of 'Celebration Overture' for recorder orchestra performed by the Eastern Recorder Orchestra and conducted by Moira Usher is available here.

A recording of the 'Suite for Five Recorders', played by Ensemble Placebo, is available on youtube here.



Orchestral Pieces
Divertimento for Chamber Orchestra 1st Mov.  Surrey Philiharmonic cond. Jonathan Butcher
A Northumbrian Prelude             Newcastle Youth Chamber Orchestra, conductor Layton Ring,
Serenade for Strings mov. 2          Tyneside Chamber Orchestra, cond. Meng Khaw
Spider                                         Cobweb Orchestra, cond. Andrew Jackson
Concertino for Cello and Orchestra mov. 1  Alice Jones with the Cobweb Orchestra cond. Andrew Jackson
Chamber/Instrumental Music (excluding recorder music)
4 Melodies for Violin and Piano, movement 1
Aspen Light for Clarinet Quartet (computer realisation)
Aurora Borealis II for Brass Quintet (computer realisation)
Wind Quintet 
Sonatina no 1 for Clarinet and Piano.   m2  
Sonatina no 2 for Clarinet and Piano.  m1  Lucy Beckmann (clarinet) with Alan Fearon
'Bright Hair Falling' (piano trio)            The Schubert Ensemble of London
'Encircling the Square' (sop., instr. ensemble)  Cornelius Cardew Ensemble
3 Songs of Death (Sop, clar., cello) 
String Quartet no 1 ('Landscapes') 
String Quartet no 2 ('On High Ground'),excerpt 
Toeing the Line (4 inst. lines, pno, perc.) 
Six Pieces for Piano (no 6)                          Sharon Zhu
In the background (percussion ensemble)    Ensemble Bash
Perpetual Night (cl., vln, vlc., perc.)              Ensemble from OSJ, cond Cameron Sinclair
'Prelude' for Windband     Newcastle University Symphony Orchestra Wind Section cond. George Burrows
'Dreaming and Singing (vln, cl., pno)            Plus Minus Ensemble
'Echoes (Alto sax, vln, vlc, pno)                   Nozsferatu
Recorder Music
Sonatina no 2 for Recorder and Piano         Laura Robinson (alto recorder) and Rosemary Robinson (piano)
Dance Suite:      Blokkfløytistene Uranienborg 
Garage Gatherings  1st Mov                                       All parts played by Nicholas Epton
March from 5 Variants                                                All parts played by Nicholas Epton
Miniature Suite: 2nd Mov.                                            All parts played by Nicholas Epton
Recorder Quartet no 2: 1st Mov.                                  All parts played by Nicholas Epton
Recorder Quartet no 7 (September Music): 2nd Mov.    All parts played by Nicholas Epton
Recorder Quartet no 9 (Changing Times): 1st Mov.       All parts played by Nicholas Epton
Recorder Quartet no 10 (Spring Song): 1st Mov.           All parts played by Nicholas Epton
Recorder Quintet no 1: 1st Mov.                                 All parts played by Nicholas Epton
Recorder Quintet no 2 3rd Mov.                                 All parts played by Nicholas Epton
Recorder Quintet no 4 (Summer Songs) 1st Mov.            All parts played by Nicholas Epton
Recorder Septet: 1st Mov.   
Silver Suite  mov.2                                                  Silver Recorder Consort, the Sage Gateshead. 
Six Bagatelles for Recorder Quartet.                           All parts played by Nicholas Epton
Wallingford Suite  2nd Mov. (Bullcroft)                       All parts played by Nicholas Epton
Symphony no 2 for Recorder Orchestra 1st mov     National Youth Recorder Orchestra cond Colin Touchin
 Prelude for Recorder Orchestra 
 Nocturne for Recorder Orchestra 
Geodesic (for 36 recorders)                                   National Youth Recorder Orchestra cond Colin Touchin
 Prelude to Northumbria
Sinfonietta for Chamber Recorder Orchestra, 2nd Mov. 
Concertino for Harpsichord and Recorder Orchestra, 2nd Mov.  Chamber Recorder Orchestra of the West cond
                                                                                                                 Pam Smith, with 
Rosemary Robinson (Harpsichord).
Concerto for Oboe and  Recorder Orchestra, 1st Mov.