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Vidit Lucem Magnum

(A Christmas Motet) 2015
For unaccomapnied choir

Listen to extracts on the audio page

Exodus Fragment

2015
30 minutes
SATB soloists, mixed chorus and orchestra : *20*20 4* 2(+Ram's Horns)000 T+P Org Hp Strings

Commissioned by Lloyd's Choir and premièred with Isis Ensemble and soloists Marie Vassiliou, Mae Heydorn, Mark Wilde and Robert Rice conducted by Jacques Cohen

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Listen [sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.jacquescohen.co.uk/wp/MP3/prelude49.mp3"]

Prelude 49

2014
7 minutes
for vibraphone and strings


First performance given at Baltais Fligelis, Sigulda, Latvia by Andrei Pushkarev and Kremerata Baltica conducted by Jacques Cohen.   UK premiere given by Dame Evelyn Glennie at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London with the Isis Ensemble conducted by Jacques Cohen

Score and parts available from Norsk Musikforlag

Listen [sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.jacquescohen.co.uk/wp/MP3/Love_Journeys.mp3"]

Love Journeys

2014
20 minutes
for soprano and strings (minimum 64442)
in 8 movements


First performance given at Southbank Centre by Marie Vassiliou and Isis Ensemble conducted by Jacques Cohen

Score and parts available from Norsk Musikforlag

Hymnus Universalus

2014
For unaccomapnied choir

Nun danket alle Gott

2013
8 minutes
String Quartet


Commissioned by Paul and David Delve for the Fitzwilliam Quartet.
Première 3 April 2014, St Mary's Church, Walthamstow, London

Adventures in Twilight

2013
50 minutes
Symphony for Large Orchestra : 
*3*3*3*3 4*431 3T+5 2Hp Strings

Gaudete

2013
For unaccompanied choir

Concertino

2012
5 minutes
Brass Quintet


Commissioned by Onyx Brass. Premiere at King's Place, May 2013

The Lady of Satis House

2012
35 minutes
Operatic Monodrama for Soprano and String Quartet


Premièred at the Riverside Studios as part of the Tete-a-tete opera festival by Marie Vassiliou (soprano) and the Piatti Quartet, directed by Joe Austin with set design by Emily Harwood
Click here to see video

Carsington Water

2012
5 minutes
Strings


Comissioned by Rachel Bolton and performed by Equinox and Isis Ensemble

Rachmaninov: Prelude Opus 3, No.2

2012
4 minutes
Strings


632 isis bookletsmlPremièred by Isis Ensemble/Jacques Cohen.
Also performed by Sofia Soloists/ Plamen Djurov


Recorded on Transcriptions for Strings
CD on Meridian

I Saw three Ships

2012
For unaccompanied choir

In Flanders Fields

2012
4 minutes
Unaccompanied choir


Commissioned by Lloyd's Choir

Away in a Manger : [sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.jacquescohen.co.uk/wp/MP3/Away_in_a_Manger.mp3"]
I Saw Three Ships : [sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.jacquescohen.co.uk/wp/MP3/I_Saw_Three_Ships.mp3"]
Further extracts on the audio page

Cohen's Carols

2011
13 Original Compositions and Arrangements, for choir, both accompanied and unaccompanied.


Published by Norsk Musikforlag
Carols include:
Away in a Manger
Bell Carol
Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind
A Christmas Canon
Coventry Carol
Cradle Song (Thornesian Prizewinner)
Isaiah Introit
Jingle Bells
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
O Magnum Misterium
That Yonge Childe
12 Days of Xmas
I Wonder as I Wander

[sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.jacquescohen.co.uk/wp/MP3/Passion_Fragment.mp3"] Further extracts on the audio page

Passion Fragment - The Denial of St Peter

2009
30 minutes
SATB soloists, mixed chorus and orchestra : 0*202 0*230 T+P Org H'chord Strings


Commissioned by Lloyd's Choir and premiered with Isis Ensemble/Jacques Cohen

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

2009
35 minutes
strings (minimum 64442)


632 isis bookletsmlPremièred by Isis Ensemble/Jacques Cohen
Score and Orchestral parts available from Norsk Musikforlag

Performed by numerous orchestras and extensively toured by Kremerata Baltica

Recorded on Transcriptions for Strings CD on Meridian

Castle Lament

2009
4 minutes
for Piano Quartet


Commissioned by the Primrose Piano Quartet
Toured and recorded in 2009 on Meridian disc CDE 84586

London Premiere at Kings Place February 2010

Snowflakes on St Stephen's

2009
3 minutes
for orchestra : 
*2222 2211 T+1 Hp Strings


Commissioned by City of Oxford Orchestra who gave 1st 4 performances conducted by Jacques Cohen

How goodly are thy tents

2009
3 minutes
for unaccompanied choir


Commissioned by Hertford Chapel Choir and performed by several choirs, Oxford (2009)

Brahms: First Clarinet Sonata

2008
Arrangement for solo clarinet and strings


632 isis bookletsmlPremièred by Isis Ensemble/Jacques Cohen with Sarah Williamson and performed subsequently with Anna Hashimoto

Recorded on Transcriptions for StringsCD on Meridian

[sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.jacquescohen.co.uk/wp/MP3/Yigdal.mp3"]

Yigdal

2006
15 minutes
Fantasia on a Traditional Jewish Theme for Strings


561_isis1st Performance by Isis Ensemble/Jacques Cohen, further performances by Sofia Soloists, Yehudi Menuhin Orchestra (on tour) and Hertfordhire Chamber Orchestra

Recorded on Music for Strings CD on Meridian

The Ecchoing Green : [sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.jacquescohen.co.uk/wp/MP3/The_Ecchoing_Green.mp3"]
Further extracts on the audio page

Songs of Innocence and Experience

2005
37 minutes
Setting words by William Blake
(The Tyger and the Lamb; The Ecchoing Green; The Sick Rose; Spring; A Poison Tree)
Mezzo Soprano and boy treble soloists, mixed chorus, orchestra 
002*(Eb)2* 0230 T/Perc Org Strings


Commissioned by Lloyd's Choir. Movements also performed by other groups

[sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.jacquescohen.co.uk/wp/MP3/Pantheon.mp3"]

Pantheon

2005
10 minutes
for band


Commissioned by Phillip Scott for the National Youth Wind Ensemble of Great Britain 
Performed several times by NYWE and Kent County Youth Wind Orchestra

II Lullaby : [sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.jacquescohen.co.uk/wp/MP3/Seranade_for_Sax_2.mp3"]
III Rondo : [sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.jacquescohen.co.uk/wp/MP3/Seranade_for_Sax_3.mp3"]

Serenade for Saxophones

15 minutes
for Saxophone Quartet
(3 movements) 
I Preludium 
II Lullaby 
III Rondo


Commissioned by the Northern Saxophone Quartet 
Premiered in October 2005

Jubilate Deo

5 minutes
for choir and organ or orchestra : 
3332 4221 T+2 Hp Strings


Commissioned and performed by Berkhamsted Choral Society

Udny Air

2001
3 minutes
for String Trio


Commissioned and performed by Edinburgh Quartet and several times by Primrose Piano Quartet

Three Shakespeare Songs

2001
10 minutes
for unaccompanied choir


Premièred by Lloyd's Choir

Magic Potions

1999/2013
opera in one act (work in progress)


Click here to see showcase

Golden Arrow : [sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.jacquescohen.co.uk/wp/MP3/Golden_Arrow.mp3"]
Alan-a-Dale : [sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.jacquescohen.co.uk/wp/MP3/Allan-A-Dale.mp3"]
Duel : [sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.jacquescohen.co.uk/wp/MP3/Duel.mp3"]

Three Nottingham Dances

1999
16 minutes
for orchestra :  
*3*3*3*3 4331 T+4/5 Hp Cel Strings
(Golden Arrow - Allan a dale - Duel)


Commissioned by Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra
1st and 2nd Performances given by Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra/ Jacques Cohen

[sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.jacquescohen.co.uk/wp/MP3/Serenata_Malinconica.mp3"]

Serenata Malinconica

1999
7 minutes
for small orchestra : Solo Cello or Vln or Vla 2222 2000 Glock Strings


Commissioned by Hounslow Youth Orchestra
Subsequently performed by Helix Ensemble, Hertfordshire Philharmonia, etc

Drink to me only : [sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.jacquescohen.co.uk/wp/MP3/Drink_to_Me_Only.mp3"]
Tum-balalaika : [sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.jacquescohen.co.uk/wp/MP3/Tum-Balalaika.mp3"]
Blow the wind Southerly : [sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.jacquescohen.co.uk/wp/MP3/Blow_the_Wind_Southerly.mp3"]

Three Folk Song Arrangements

1999
10 minutes
for unaccompanied choir

Elegy on a Floating Chord

1996/2012
12 minutes
for orchestra : *2222 2200 T Strings


Commissioned by Oxford University Chamber Orchestra 

First and Second Performances given by Oxford University Chamber Orchestra in New York and subsequently performed by Isis Ensemble, Oxford Sinfonia, Surrey Sinfonietta, Composers' Orchestral Project, Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra, Kew Sinfonia, Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra, Helix Ensemble and Bucharest Radio Orchestra who also broadcast it.
Winner, Surrey Sinfonietta Composers' Prize (1997)

Fantasias, Canons and Fugues

1995
20 minutes
Strings 86442


1st performance in live broadcast by Bucharest Radio Chamber Orchestra, Romania and subsequently by the Isis Ensemble, and Oxford String Orchestra

Listen [sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.jacquescohen.co.uk/wp/MP3/Quiet_Music.mp3"]

Quiet Music

1992/2012
8 minutes
for orchestra : 
*2*2*22 4231 T P Hp Strings


Over 20 performances by different conductors and orchestras
First Performance given by OUMS Chamber Orchestra/Jacques Cohen
Recorded for BBC film by Isis Ensemble

Score and parts available from Norsk Musikforlag

Listen [sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.jacquescohen.co.uk/wp/MP3/Quiet_Music.mp3"]

Tuba Concerto

1989-2015
8 minutes
Tuba, Strings


Commissioned by Oren Marshall.
1st Performance, Oxford String Orchestra/Jacques Cohen.

Score and Orchestral parts available from Norsk Musikforlag

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