Sinfonietta Shorts
Short works from master composers

Sinfonietta Shorts are bite-sized pieces of new music from today's leading composers, commissioned, premiered and released by the London Sinfonietta. The series started in 2008 to celebrate the ensemble's 40th birthday, and the works created for it have enduring relevance as introductions to the best new music of our time. 

Seven years on, the series is back. Several Sinfonietta Shorts are now available as downloads on NMC Recordings, having been commissioned and premiered at our World Premiere Wednesday breakfast networking events. The works currently available for download are:

Harrison Birtwistle Duet 3 (supported by Nick & Claire Prettejohn) 
Mark Bowden Parable 
Dai Fujikura es (supported by Robert Clark and Susan Costello)
Jonathan Harvey Little Duo (supported by Sir John and Lady Tusa) 
Anna Meredith Axeman

Click here to download these from NMC Recordings.

Works recently premiered include:

Jordan Hunt Siren
Elspeth Brooke Green Spring
Tom Coult Etudes 3 & 4
Charlie Usher Western edge, euphrates, desert tract
Samantha Fernando Kinesphere
Larry Goves Extracts from South Korea and Japan 2002
Gerald Barry Crossing the Bar
Django Bates The Corncrake Plays the Bagpipes
Luke Bedford Great Bass Rackett
Sir Harrison Birtwistle The Message
Sir Harrison Birtwistle Bourdon
Mira Calix ort-oard 
Philip Cashian Bone Machine
Tansy Davies Tymbal Organ
David Lang Lend/Lease 
Anna Meredith Lylat
John Woolrich Fragment

To find out about commissioning a Sinfonietta Short of your own, email support@londonsinfonietta.org.uk

Upcoming Sinfonietta Shorts you could commission:

Luke Styles

Adding to our growing collection of Sinfonietta Shorts - bite-sized pieces of new music from today's leading composers, started in 2008 to celebrate the ensemble's 40th birthday - Luke Styles will write a piece of music for solo Horn, to be premiered by Michael Thompson on Wednesday 27 January 2016.*

Ben Foskett

Adding to our growing collection of Sinfonietta Shorts - bite-sized pieces of new music from today's leading composers, started in 2008 to celebrate the ensemble's 40th birthday - Ben Foskett will write a piece of music for solo Viola, to be premiered on Wednesday 25th May 2016.*

*Please note that Sinfonietta Shorts are £500 to commission the full work

Events

The New Music Show

Dec 8 2013 - 12:00pm