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Skein (2017) 16' Download PDF

violin and piano

for Howard Skempton


Contrecto (2016) 30' Download PDF   (violin version) PDF

harmonium and tabla

for Xenia, Ed and Shawn

First performance: 25th February 2017. St Catherine's Church, Telegraph Hill, London , Xenia Pestova and Shawn Mativetsky

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Arthur's lullaby (2016) 3' Download PDF

violin and viola

for Joe and Rose


Ej upp (2016) 10' Download PDF  

recorder quartet

dedicated to Suzanne Hartley

First performance: 13th March 2016. Birmingham Conservatoire "Frontiers Festival", Chris Orton & student recorder ensemble


Together (2003) 10'

oboe/cor anglais and percussion

Written for New Noise Duo: Janey Miller and Joby Burgess

First performance: October 2003. The Warehouse, London. BMIC "Cutting Edge" series


Going Home (2003) 20' Download PDF

string quartet

For Leon Kassoff

First performance: Maida Vale Studios London by the Szymanowski String Quartet for BBC Radio 3 (broadcast October 2004). July 2004 premiered by The Dyke String Quartet at the Cheltenham Music Festival

"Andrew Toovey's Going Home for String Quartet put together a freeze of vivid episodes, unostentatiously integrated" The Guardian July 2004

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Head (1994) 15' Download PDF

cello and percussion

Commissioned by James Wood's Microtonal Festival

For Judith Mitchell

First performance: 11th March 1994, St. Giles Cripplegate, Judith Mitchell and Richard Benjefield


Your Mouth (1993) 12' Download PDF

viola and percussion

Commissioned by Jane Atkins

For Jane Atkins

First performance: 13th December 1993, Purcell Room, London; Jane Atkins

"..quirky and assertive.." The Independent

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Whisper(ingly) Crumbling (into) Silence (1988) 14' Download PDF  

for percussion trio

1. vibraphone, glockenspiel
2. marimba
3. 3 tomtoms, 3 suspended cymbals (with bow), 2 gongs, 2 wood blocks

For Ben Morrison

First performance: (2 players only) 22nd November 1988, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival; Simon Limbrick and Martin Allen


Shimmer Bright (1988) 14' Download PDF

string trio (violin, viola, cello)

For S W Hayter (in memorium)

First performance: 21st August 1988, Dartington Summer School; Sharleen Harshenin, John Rayson and Kenneth Osborne

"Shimmer Bright for string trio, and (nobody'll know) for 'cello and piano, were both tough and airy." The Times

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(nobody'll know) (1988) 16' Download PDF

for cello and piano

For Kenneth Osborne

First performance: 21st August 1988, Darlington Summer School; Kenneth Osborne and James Clapperton

"Toovey is a productive, versatile composer. his bass clarinet piece, Veiled Wave 2, the parenthesized cello and piano work (nobody'll know), and the explosive ensemble piece White Fire, all point to a fluent, clear and determined musical brain." The Times

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String Quartet Music (1987) 12'

string quartet

Dedicated in memorium to Morton Feldman

First performance: 9th June 1987, British Music Information Centre, London. IXION


Shining Forth (1987) 16'   Download PDF  

piano, violin and cello

For Robert Motherwell (in memorium)

First performance: 9th July 1987, Wigniore Hall, London; Kreutzer Trio

"Toovey's most strikingly original piece was Shining Forth, a work made up of several short, characteristically unique sections, but with eleownts calculated to unify the whole.....one was left in doubt as to the composer's highly sophisticated judgement" Tempo

Recording available on Largo CD 5139

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Cāntec (1986) 15' Download PDF  

viola and piano

For Janet (sister) & Paul Chandler

First performance: 5th February 1987, Institute of Education, London University; Leon King and Robert Keeley


Untitled String Quartet (1985) 15' Download PDF

string quartet

For the Mistry Quartet

First performance: 6th August 1987, Darlington Summer School, Mistry String Quartet


Four Looks at the Book Of (1982) 10' Download PDF  

clarinet and piano

Dedicated to Philip Benfell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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