Compositions

         
         
             

Opera

  Title, Year of Composition and Instrumentation Duration Audio  
  The Words Upon the Window Pane (1991)
s/mz/ct/t/bar/fl(afl)/cl(bcl)/hn/vc/pf/perc
(21')    

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Orchestral

  Title, Year of Composition and Instrumentation Duration Audio  
  Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2008)
vn/picc/2332/cbn/4330/timp/4 perc/hp/cel/str
(25')    
  In Winter Light - Concerto for Flute / Alto Flute and Orchestra (2006)
fl(afl)/hp/perc/str
(18')
list of performers programme notes
 
  Campane in Aria (2006)
2/picc/332/cbn/4331/timp/4 perc/str
(8')
list of performers programme notes
 
  Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra (2001)
bn-solo/2222/2220/ timp/4 perc/cel/hp/str
(22')
list of performers programme notes
 
  Strings in the Earth and Air (2000) str (8')    
  A Mirror Into the Light (1999)
2222/2200/timp/str
(6')
  programme notes
 
  Quattuor (1999)
4 orchestras: str; 2221/1210/timp/perc/str;
222/2331/timp/perc/str; 2222/4331/timp/perc
(20')
  programme notes
 
  Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra (1997)
asax-solo/str (min: 54331)
(18')
list of performers programme notes
 
  Maynooth Te Deum (1995)
satb soli/satb chorus/satb chamber choir/tb choir/
3(2picc)333(cbn)/4331/timp/5 perc/org (ad lib)/str
(35')
  programme notes
 
  Rivers of Paradise (1993)
2 speakers/3(2picc)332 cbn/4331/ timp/3 perc/pf/str
(15')    
  De Profundis (1993)
sa soli/satb chorus/opt unison children’s choir/
2(picc)222/2200/timp/str
(25')    
  Concerto for Organ and Orchestra (1992)
org/3(2picc)332/cbn/4331/2timp/4 perc/str
(29')
list of performers programme notes
 
  A Thin Halo of Blue (1990)
satb chorus/2(2picc)222/4330/3 perc/cel/hp/pf/str/
speaker/tape
(17')
list of performers programme notes
 
  Symphony No. 1 (1988)
3(2picc, 2afl)33(bcl)3(cbn)/4331/timp/5 perc/hp/str
(37')
list of performers programme notes
 
  Concerto for Chamber Orchestra (1981)
1202/2000/str [4.4.3.2.1]
(23')    
  Fornocht do Chonnac Thú (1980)
22(ca)22/4330/timp/2perc/pf/str
(15')    
  Taller than Roman Spears (1977 rev. 1986)
3(picc)3(ca)3(bcl)3(cbn)/4331/timp/2perc/str
(22')
list of performers programme notes
 

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Chamber Ensemble

  Title, Year of Composition and Instrumentation Duration Audio  
  Constellations (2009)
multiple flutes
(10')
list of performers programme notes
 
  Three Preludes for Two Violins (2009)
2vn
(9')
list of performers  
 
  as far as the eye can see (2008)
asax/ob/hn/pf
(6')    
  In Winter Light (2004)
afl/gtr
(14')
list of performers programme notes
 
  Ragamuffin (2000)
drec/pf
(7')
  programme notes
 
  Tidal Erotics (1999)
fl/hn/vc/perc/pf
(16')    
  Saxophone Quartet (1996)
ssax/asax/tsax/barsax
(14')
list of performers programme notes
 
  In Lines of Dazzling Light (1995)
cl/bn/hn/vn/pf
(20')
list of performers programme notes
 
  Brass Quintet No. 2 (1986)
hn/2tr/tbn/tu
(12')    
  Boireann (1983)
fl/pf
(13')
list of performers programme notes
 
  Horns and Pipes (1982)
2fl(picc)/2ob/3cl/eflatcl/bcl/2bn/cbn /4hn
(10')    
  Time Piece (1982)
fl/cl/vc/pf
(12')    
  Five Epigrams for Flute and Oboe (1980)
fl/ob
(10')
list of performers programme notes
 
  “Why not?” Mr. Berio (1977)
tbn/pf
(8')    
  Wind Quintet (1976 rev. 1985)
fl/ob(ca)/cl/bn/hn
(13')
list of performers programme notes
 
  Keoghal (1975 rev. 1997)
srec/drec/trrec/trec/brec
(9')    
  Brass Quintet No.1 (1974)
hn/2tr/tbn/tu
(11')    
  Sequence (1974)
cl/bn/pf
(12')    
  Sonata for Cor Anglais and Piano (1973)
ca/pf
(9')    

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Solo Instrumental

  Title, Year of Composition and Instrumentation Duration Audio  
  les oiseaux rêvent dans les arbres (2011) fl (4'.30")    
  Dialogue (2010) vc (5')    
  Sea Echoes (2008)
fl with glissando headjoint
(3'.30")
list of performers programme notes
 
  Winter Echoes (2008) fl (3'.30")
  programme notes
 
  A Few Notes for Jim (2005) vn (5')
  programme notes
 
  endless the white clouds... (2005) hp (11')
list of performers programme notes
 
  Two Fantasias for Alto Flute (2004) afl (8')    
  Carillon (2001) org (13')
list of performers programme notes
 
  Guitar Sonata No. 2 (1998) gtr (16')
  programme notes
 
  Toccata (1998) pf (4')    
  Airflow (1998) fl (5')
  programme notes
 
  Three Preludes for Piano (1995) pf (10')
  programme notes
 
  The Silver Apples of the Moon,
The Golden Apples of the Sun
(1993) pf
(5')
list of performers programme notes
 
  Sonata for Solo Horn (1993) hn (10')
list of performers programme notes
 
  Jim Singing (1992) pf (3')    
  Arabesque (1990) asax or cl (5')
list of performers programme notes
 
  Three Lullabies for Deirdre (1989) pf (7')
  programme notes
 
  Guitar Sonata No. 1 (1989) gtr (14')
list of performers programme notes
 
  Winter Music (1988) pf (11')
  programme notes
 
  Sirato (1987) va (4')
  programme notes
  Fantasia No. 2 (1987) tr rec (4')
  programme notes
 
  At the Round Earths Imagin'd Corners (1985) org (8')
  programme notes
 
  And Wake the Purple Year (1985) hpsd or pf (7')
  programme notes
 
  Fantasia No 1 on a theme from “Keoghal” (1984)
trrec or other treble instrument
(3')
  programme notes
 
  Suite for Harpsichord (1983) hpsd (20')    
  Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin (1983) vn (20')
  programme notes
 
  Oileáin (1979) pf (17')
list of performers programme notes
 
  Three Pieces for Solo Cello (1975) vc (10')
  programme notes
 
  Three Pieces for Solo Flute (1973) fl (10')
  programme notes
 

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Choral

  Title, Year of Composition and Instrumentation Duration Audio  
  There Is a Spot ‘Mid Barren Hills (1998) satb (4')    
  Two Songs (1997) sa (5')
  programme notes
 
  Jabberwocky (1996) satb (5')
  programme notes
 
  He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven (1995) ssatb (5')
  programme notes
 
  The Eagle (1988) s solo/sa/pf (14')    
  Music when Soft Voices Die (1984) saatb (3')
list of performers programme notes
 
  To Sleep (1983) satb (4')
  programme notes
 
  Scél lem Duíb (1981) ssssaattbb (8')    
  Pulvis et Umbra (1979) ssssaattbb/pf (14')
list of performers programme notes
 
  Missa Brevis (1979) satb or saab (8')    
  Five Two-Part Songs for Children (1978) sa (8')    
  Bean Dubh an Ghleanna (1978) satb (6')    
  Auburn Elegy (1973) satb /2fl/cl (12')    

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Vocal

  Title, Year of Composition and Instrumentation Duration Audio  
  Abendlied (1989) s/pf (11')
list of performers programme notes
 
  I Am Wind on Sea (1987)
mz - 2 crotales, 2 woodblocks (played by singer)
(8')
  programme notes
 
  The Seasonable Month (1973) s/fl/pf (20')    

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Band

  Title, Year of Composition and Instrumentation Duration Audio  
  Where the Wind Blows (1989)
picc/2fl/2ob(ca)/3cl/eflatcl/eflatacl/bcl/2bn/2asax/
tsax/barsax/3tr/4hn/3tbn/tu/timp/4perc
(12')
list of performers  
 
  Millennium Fanfare (1987) wind band (35')    
  Millennium Fanfare (1988) brass band (35')    
  Brasspiece (1984) brass band (4')    
  Praise Him with the Sound of the Trumpet (1984)
satb chorus/brass band
(3')    
  Festive Suite (1984) (10')    
  Fanfare for a City (1976) wind band (5')    

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Film Scores

  Title, Year of Composition and Instrumentation Duration Audio  
  A Summer Ghost (1986) fl/vc/pf      
  The Woman who Married Clark Gable (1985)
cl/vn/va/vc
     
  Orpen, Mirror to an Age (1980)
fl/ca/pf/vc/s/sssaaattbb chorus
     

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Educational

  Title, Year of Composition and Instrumentation Duration Audio  
  Drip, Drop, Drip (1987) voices/perc/pf/tape      

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Arrangements

  Title, Year of Composition and Instrumentation Duration Audio  
  Irish Melodies (2010)
fl(afl)/2vn/va/vc/hp/Irhp/bar/perc
(60')
list of performers programme notes
 
  Happy Birthday, Dear Doris (2002) 4 fl (2')    
  Collage (1996) stg
(with Martin O’ Leary)
(16')    
  The Watchword of Labour (1984)
satb chorus/wind ensemble
(5')    
  God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (1983)
mz/1111/1110/1perc/str
(5')    
  Three Irish Folksongs (1983) satb/pf (9')    

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