SELECTED WORKS BY PAUL DRAYTON

KEYBOARD

Doctor Praetorius his Frolick – for piano duet

Commissioned by John Railton / Kate Elmitt
Dartington Hall, Devon     Tour of Australia and New Zealand

Carnival of the Insects – for piano duet and chamber ensemble

Performed St. John’s, Smith Square, London

Pavane – for organ (published OUP)

Performed Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, USA

Advent Dances – for organ

Jonathan Bielby – premiered Huddersfield Town Hall.
Recorded – also BBC Radio 3 broadcast

Kyushu Island Suite – for organ

Commissioned by Dame Gillian Weir for Japanese tour
Suntory Hall, Tokyo

Dance in a Desolate Place – for organ

Commissioned by Christopher Gray for Regent CD


SOLO VOICE

Perceptions – for tenor and chamber ensemble

Premiere Royal College of Music, London, with Roger Norrington (tenor)

How pleasant to know Mr. Lear! – five songs for tenor and piano

Alastair Thompson and composer – broadcast BBC World Service

Orchard Nocturne – mezzo-soprano, clarinet, piano,

Catherine Denley Trio

*Voices in the Tide – mezzo-soprano, clarinet, viola, piano

Commissioned by Truro Three Arts for The Kegelstatt Trio
Performed Purcell Room, London South Bank


CHORUS, SOLO VOICES AND ORCHESTRA

Templa quam dilecta – choir, strings, piano, percussion (published Novello)

Written for Stowe School    Performed Queen Elizabeth Hall, London South Bank

Canticle of Bells – double SATB, piano duet, organ and percussion

Hereford Three Choirs Festival
Premiered Hereford Cathedral, later broadcast by The BBC Singers

The Scholar’s Life – chorus and orchestra

Commissioned for the granting of a royal charter to the University of Buckingham

The Lady of Shalott – soprano, baritone soli, choir, chamber orchestra

Commissioned by St. Austell Choral Society
Also performed by East Cornwall Bach Choir (with Stephen Varcoe, baritone)

*Orpheus – choir and orchestra

Commissioned by Truro Choral Society to mark their 50th anniversary

The Passion of Christ as told by Mark the Evangelist
ST Bar B soli, choir, piano, harp, horn, strings, percussion

Premiere by Three Spires Choir and Orchestra, Truro Cathedral


CHOIR / VOCAL ENSEMBLE

Sonnet – solo voices a 6

Commissioned by The King’s Singers.  Premiere Wigmore Hall, London

*Jesu, dulcis memoria    SATB unaccomp.

Choir of New College, Oxford
Various recordings / broadcasts

*Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (New College Service)    SATB unaccomp.

Choir of New College, Oxford
Various recordings / broadcasts    Published by RSCM

*Ecce ancilla Domini     anthem for SATB, organ (published OUP)

Recorded by Hereford Cathedral Choir  PRIORY

How like an angel came I down   anthem for SATB, organ (published Novello)

Recorded by The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church, Oxford

Lift up your heads, great gates!

Festival anthem commissioned by Washington National Cathedral, USA

*Love’s redeeming work is done    SATB, organ (and brass ad lib.)

Commissioned by Grace & Holy Trinity cathedral, Kansas City, USA
Recorded St. Mary’s Singers, Truro (Regent)

*The Starry Stranger – Christmas carol (published OUP)

Recorded by The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church, Oxford

Ave Maris Stella

Recorded by Truro Cathedral Choir (Regent)

*The World’s Desire – Christmas carol (published OUP)

Premiered and recorded by Truro Cathedral Choir

Sir Aglovaile and the Ghost-Girl – solo voices a 6 OR SATB choir and harp

The King’s Singers
Premiered Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire, UK – later broadcast by the BBC


INSTRUMENTAL / ORCHESTRAL

Doctor Culpeper his Nosegaye – spicy variations

Commissioned / premiered by the Wavendon All-Music Plan, Buckinghamshire
with John Dankworth (saxophone)

Elegiac Variations for 12 cellos

Commissioned by Uppingham School
Premiere at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh

A Time to Dance – for string orchestra and Cornish folk-band

Antique Suite (brass a 10)

Commissioned by Abbey Brass, Plymouth

Sinfonietta for chamber orchestra (2 oboes, 2 horns, strings)

Commissioned by The Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra
Broadcast by the Orchestra of Radio Telefis Eireann (Ireland)

Odyssey Variations

Commissioned Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra
Midland Chamber Orchestra, Nottingham


STAGE WORKS

*The Hobbit – music for stage production of the book by J. R. R. Tolkien

Performed New College School, Oxford in the presence of J.R.R.Tolkien
This work was the subject of a 2014 programme on BBC Radio 4

Nero – an ancient Roman light cantata

Southend Boys’ Choir   Performed Fairfield Halls, Croydon, London

The Mermaid of Zennor – One-act opera for children and adults

Cornish Primary Schools

*The Hanging Oak – Two-act opera based on a story by M. R. James

Duchy Opera

*Audio extract