List of Works

Timothy Salter – List of Works

 Orchestral Chamber Solo & Duo Vocal Choral Folk song arrangements Miscellaneous Transcriptions

Orchestral Music

Caprices & Nocturnes for strings (stg orch for children, with optional db) 10’30”; 1985
Chameleon (saxophone concerto) (alto sax solo, perc (1 player), strings) 19′; 2008
Diversions (2fl, ob, cor a, cl, bcl, 2bsn (2.+cbsn), 2hn, stgs) 15′; 1978/1998
Forthrights and Meanders (3 fl (2.+picc), 2 ob, cor a, 2 cl (2.+bcl), bcl, 2 bsn, cbsn, 4 hn, 3 trp, 3 tbn, tba, perc (2-3 players)) 13′; 1999
Sinfonietta (2 fl, (1.2.+picc), ob, cor a, cl, bcl, 2 bsn, 4 hn, 3 trp, 3 tbn, tba, timp, 3 perc, hrp, stgs) 15′; 1981
Symphony (3 fl (2.3.+picc), 2 ob, cor a cl, 2 bcl, 2 bsn, cbsn, 4 hn, 2 trp, 3 tbn, tba, timp, 3 perc, hrp, stgs) 23′; 1981

 

Orchestral Chamber Solo & Duo Vocal Choral Folk song arrangements Miscellaneous Transcriptions

Chamber Music for three or more performers

Abstractions I (2 ob, cor a) 11′; 1984
Aerial (fl, vln, vla, vcl) 11’30”; 2008 (score extract)
Arias For Percussion (perc quartet) 11′; 2006
Aquatints (fl, hp, vln, vla, vcl) 12’30”; 2012
Clarinet Quintet (cl, 2 vln, vla, vcl) 19’; 2009
Divertimento (2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn, 2 hn) 10′; 1968
Dovetail (ob, cl, bn) 12′; 2014 (score extract)
Five Pieces (recorders (2 descant, treble, tenor), vcl) 4′; 1966/7
Four American Doubles (2 vln, keybd (pno or hpschd) 12′; 1982
1. Don’t get around much anymore (Ellington, Russell)
2. I got it bad and that ain’t good (Ellington, Webster)
3. Let’s call the whole thing off (Gershwin)
4. Take the ‘A’ Train (Strayhorn)
Four Canonic Pieces (pno, vln, vcl) 5′; 1966/7
Four Movements (cl, pno, stg qutt) 12′; 1968
Guitar Quartet (2 requintos, 2 guitars) 16′; 1973
Heptad – 3 pieces for clarinet ensemble 9′; 1982
Mosaics I-IV 15′; Appendix: Mosaic V 4’25” (fl/picc, vla, hp) 19’25”; 1991
Parallax (hn, perc (1 player), pno) 13’30”; 1993
Piano Quartet (pno, vln, vla, vcl) 17′; 2006
Piano Quintet (2 vln, vla, vcl, pno; Variant 2000: vln, vla, vcl, db, pno) 25′; 1990
Piano Trio 19′; 1987
Piece (ensemble of domras & balalaikas) 2’30”; 1970
Rippled Surface (after M.C. Escher) (cl,vln, vcl, pno) 14′; 2002 (score extract)
Serenade (cl/bcl, perc (1 player), vcl) 14’30”; 2004/2015
Shadows I & II (trio: vln or cl, vcl or bass clarinet, pno) 9’30”; 1999/2007
String Quartet No.1 (Humours) 17’; 1980
String Quartet No.2 10′; 1983
String Quartet No.3 22’; 2010
String Trio 14’30”; 1986
Through mazes running (Abstractions III) (fl/picc, ob/cor a, cl/bcl, trp, pno) 10’30”; 1991
Trefoil (vln, vcl, pno) 9’; 2013 (score extract)
Trio Pieces (2 vln, org) 11’30”; 1994
Trio Poemata (vln, hn, pno) 12′; 1970
Wind Quintet (fl, ob/cor a, cl, hn, bn) 13′; 2002

 

Orchestral Chamber Solo & Duo Choral Vocal Folk song arrangements Miscellaneous Transcriptions

Instrumental Music for solos and duos

Abstractions II (bcl & pno) 8′; 1986/2008
Bagatelle (solo tbn) 5′; 1993
Cantus (vcl & pno) 14′; 1976
Capriccio (ob & pno) 2′; 1969
Cat being bold at first (pno) 1′; 1997
Chameleon (sax & pno) 19′; 2008
Chimera (vln & pno) 11′; 2003
Daydream (vln & pno) 1’45”; 2007
Declamation (vla) 6′; 2002
Diptych (Abstractions IV) (ob/cor a, pno) 12’30”; 1992
Dragonflies draw flame (pno) 3’30”; 1999
Echoes and Challenges (2 pnos) 10′; 1993
Equipoise (guitar) 8′; 2002
Fantasy on a theme of J.S. Bach (pno) 10′; 1978
Fantasy (organ) 10′; 2006
Filigree (pno) 2’15”; 1992
Firefly (pno) 3′; 2006
Four Pieces (pno duet) 19′; 1979
Images after Klee (harpsichord) 6’; 2010
Imprints (five pieces for bsn & pno) 14’30”; 1997
Lutie’s Arabesque (pno) 2’55”; 1995
Malleabilis I (marimba) 8′; 1983
Malleabilis II (pno, perc (1 player)) 7’30”; 1986
Malleabilis III (perc (2 players)) 11’30”; 1987
Mondrian Pictures (three pieces for cl & pno) 9′; 1997
Monopolies (solo bsn) 7′; 1995
Moonmarks (homage to Henry Purcell) (cl, trp) 4’15”; 1994
Oration (solo vln) 5’45”; 1994
Passacaglia I (org) 5′; 1961
Passacaglia II (org) 7′; 1971
Perspectives (1-5) (pno) 9′; 1980
Perspectives (Set Two) (pno) 14′; 1985
Phantasma (vcl & pno) 12′; 2016 (score extract)
Prelude and Fugue (vla or cl, & pno) 6′; 1976
Quints (pno duet) 10′; 1972
Scintilla (solo vcl) 5’30”; 2003
Shimmer (pno) 2’10”; 2013
Sonata (cl & pno) 15′ ; 1976
Sonata No. 1 (pno) 7′; 1961
Sonata No. 2 (pno) 15’30”; 1989
Sonatina (pno) 6′; 1963
Scherzo (org/pno duet) 3’30” 1980
Study in thirds (homage to Claude Debussy) (pno) 4’15”; 1998
Three Intermezzi (2 harps) 10′ 15″; 2011
The Vine about the Elm (vln & org) 9’30”; 2001
Three Night Pieces (vcl & alto fl) 5′; 1997
Three Pieces (fl & pno) 9′; 1978
Traceries (theorbo & barogue vln) 8′; 2000
Umuse (vcl & perc (1 player) 11’; 2012
Variations (vln & pno) 5′; 1976
Vitis flexuosa (vc & org) 6’45”; 2009

 

Orchestral Chamber Solo & Duo Vocal Choral Folk song arrangements Miscellaneous Transcriptions

Vocal Music

After the Sun (text: Henry_Vaughan, Rainer Maria Rilke, Edward Lowbury; bar, ob/cor a, pno) 19′; 1988
Archilochos Fragments (text: Archilochos, trans. by Guy Davenport & Michael Silk; voice & guitar) 10′; 1974
Colour Symphony (text: Edward Lowbury; voice & pno) 6′; 1983
Four Hopkins Songs (voice (high/low versions) & pno) 8’30”; 1968 (score extract)
Life (text: George Herbert; voice & pno) 6′; 1988
Rancour of the Air (formerly entitled ‘Trouble’) (text: Michael Silk; sop, fl, cl, hn, pno, stg qutt) 33′; 1970
The blood-dimmed tide (voice, cl, harp, double bass) 10’30”; 2016
The Emissaries (text: Luke X, 1-6; voice & org) 10′; 1971
Three Songs (text: Donne, anon, Campion; tenor/sop, hn, pno) 15′; 1969

 

Orchestral Chamber Solo & Duo Vocal Choral Folk song arrangements Miscellaneous Transcriptions

Choral Music

A Poem of Dancing (Text: Sir John Davies; cl doubling bcl, or org, SATB chorus) 12′; 2005
Against the Light (Text: Edward Lowbury; SATB chorus, wind quintet (fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn) or pno) 18′; 1971
Cantata Quaerentium (text: G. M. Hopkins, New Test.; solo voice (bar/contralto), SATB chorus, ob, cor a, 2 hn, stgs, pno) 23′; 1965 revised 1982
Carol, Sonnet and Song (words: anon, Shakespeare, Donne; SSAA chorus) 6′; 1962
Dejlig er den himmel blaa (Danish, arr. solo voice and SATB chorus) 2’15”; 1987
Delius Intermezzo and Serenade (2 harps & SATB chorus) 5’; 2012
Duo Christi Miracula:
Miraculum Primum (text: Matt. XIV, 22-33; SATB chorus ) 7′; 1966
Miraculum Secundum (text: Marc. V, 1-15, 18-19; SATB chorus) 9’30”; 1966
Eternity (Text: Robert Herrick; SATB chorus with divisions) 5′; 1985
I will lift up mine eyes (Text: Pss. 88, 121; SATB chorus with divisions) 14′; 1983
Introit: Venite, adoremus Deum (ps. 94; SATB chorus & org) 2′; 1967
Invida Aetas (Fragments from Horace; SATB chorus) 11’; 2009
Katharsios (pno, perc (1 player), SATB chorus (mostly wordless)) 13′; 1984
Lacrimae rerum (text from Virgil, Aeneid) (vcl, org, SATB chorus) 22′; 1996
Nocturne (harp & SATB chorus) 5’30”; 1987
Out of your sleep (SATB chorus) 2’30”; 1969 (score extract)
Propers for Feast of Purification (SATB chorus & org) 4′; 1968
Propers for Feast of St. Thomas (SATB chorus & org) 2′; 1967
Scapulis suis (text: Louis MacNeice, Ps. 91; bar solo, org, SATB chorus) 7′; 1966
The Beholder (org, perc (1 player), sop & SATB chorus) 14′; 2000
The Burning Babe (SATB chorus) 2’30”; 1969
The Quality of Mercy (text: Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice; SATB chorus) 5’30”; 2011
The white and the walk of the morning (text: G.M. Hopkins; SATB chorus with divisions) 8’30”; 1994
Three Easter Carols (words: 15th c. English, 16th c. German, trans.; SA chorus & org/pno) 6′; 1962
Yblessed be (SATB chorus) 3′; 1970
Welcum our Messias (unison voices & pno) 2’30”; 1971

Orchestral Chamber Solo & Duo Vocal Choral Folk song arrangements Miscellaneous Transcriptions

Folk song arrangements

Since he began the series in 1974 Timothy Salter‘s arrangements of English folk songs have delighted audiences all over the world. They have been performed and broadcast by many choirs in many countries. These arrangements of traditional songs are music of the present; whilst acknowledging their debt to the collectors and composers of the early 20th century, Salter’s works often reveal a sense of gentle irony. Subtle, delicate and always drawing out the emotional nuance of the original songs, these miniature compositions are challenging and rewarding choral music.

Barbara Allen (SATB chorus) 3’45”; 1993
Blow The Wind Southerly (SATB chorus) 3’45”; 1984
Bridgwater Fair (SATB chorus) 1’45”; 1999
Cold blows the wind (transcribed SATB chorus 1995) 4’30”; 1989
Dashing away with the Smoothing Iron (SATB chorus) 3′; 1988
Early one morning (SATB chorus) 2′; 1988
Elsie Marley (SATB chorus) 2′; 1991
Flowers in the Valley (SATB chorus) 3’45”; 2015
Four English Folk Songs; 1974
The Frog and the Mouse (SATB chorus) 1’30”
The Seeds of Love (SATB chorus)5′
The Tailor and the Mouse (SATB chorus) 2′
The Trees so High (SATB chorus)3’30”
O Rare Turpin (SATB chorus) 2′; 1993
O Waly, Waly (SATB chorus) 4′; 1990 (score extract)
Strawberry Fair (SATB chorus) 2’15”; 1984
The Blacksmith (SATB chorus) 3′; 1999
The Bold Fisherman (SATB chorus) 2’30”; 2002
The Coasts of High Barbary (SATB chorus) 2’40”; 1997
The Cuckoo (SATB chorus) 3′; 2002
The Cuckoo is a pretty bird (SATB chorus) 2’45”; 2016 (score extract)
The Loyal Lover (SATB chorus) 3’20”; 1997
The Miller of the Dee (SATB chorus) 2’15”; 1990
The Oak and the Ash (SATB chorus) 3’40”; 1985
The Willow Tree (SATB chorus) 3’30”; 1991
The Wraggle Taggle Gipsies (SATB chorus) 2’15”; 1984
Three English Folk Songs; 1979
A Frog he would a-wooing go (SATB chorus) 4’30”
Bonny at Morn (SATB chorus) 3’45”
O No John! (SATB chorus) 2′
Two English Folk Songs; 1989
Cold blows the wind (pno, perc (1 player), SATB chorus) 4’30”
O soldier, soldier (pno, perc (1 player), SATB chorus) 2′
Widdicombe Fair (SATB chorus) 4’30”; 1983
Two Danish Folk Songs (SATB chorus) 4′; 1982
Nu falmer skoven trint om land
Roselil og hendes mor
Danish folk song arrangements nos. 3 and 4 (SATB chorus, optional sop solo); 1996
Jeg gik mig i lunden 3′
En yndig og frydefuld sommertid 1’45”

Orchestral Chamber Solo & Duo Vocal Choral Folk song arrangements Miscellaneous Transcriptions

Miscellaneous

Dresden Amen (SATB chorus) 30″; 1968
Descant to Hyfrydol (Prichard, d. 1879); 1968
Fanfare for elevation of host (3tbn) 30″; 1968
BBC TV Introduction and Postlude to “We wish you a merry Christmas” (SATB chorus & orch) 3′; 1972
Londonderry Air (voice & pno) 2′; 1975
BBC TV Open University, M205 Mathematics title music (cor a, hpschd) 28″; 1978
Four Anglican Chants (SATB chorus); 1979
Cadenzas for Mozart, Oboe Concerto K.315; 1980
BBC TV Open University, SD286 Biology, Brain and Behaviour title music (fl, bsn, perc, cel, pno) 5’30”; 1981

 

Orchestral Chamber Solo & Duo Vocal Choral Folk song arrangements Miscellaneous Transcriptions

Transcriptions

Two Chorale Preludes: J.S. Bach (Meine Seele erhebt den Herren & In dir ist Freude) (organ) (transcr. vc & vibraphone) 5’30”; 2012

J.S. Bach: Three Chorale Preludes (organ) (transcr. pno duet) 9′; 1972-79
1. In dir ist Freude
2. Nun komm, der heiden Heiland
3. Fantasia super: Komm, Heilige Geist, Herre Gott

Four Chorale Preludes (J.S. Bach, Brahms) (organ) (transcr. vc & org) 12′; 2011
1.  J.S. Bach Meine Seele erhebt den Herren (BWV 648)
2.  J.S. Bach In dir ist Freude (BWV 615)
3.  Brahms Herzlich tut mich verlangen (op.122 no.10)
4.  Brahms Herzlich tut mich erfreuen (op.122 no. 4)

Five Chorale Preludes (organ) (transcr. vn or vc and pno or org) 11’30”; 2011
1.  J.S.Bach Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter
2.  Brahms Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen
3.  J.S.Bach Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier
4.  Karg-Elert Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele
5.  J.S.Bach Fughetta super “Dies sind die heil’gen zehn Gebot'”

Buxtehude: Prelude & Fugue (organ) (transcr. vc & org) 6’15”; 2014

Debussy: Des pas sur la neige & Les collines d’Anacapri (piano) (transcr. vc & vib) 7’30”; 2012
Debussy: Sérénade à la poupée & La sérénade interrompue (piano) (transcr. vc & vib) 6’30”; 2013

Fauré: Fantaisie (fl & pno) (transcr. fl, vn, va, vc) 5’; 2009
Fauré: Morceau de Concours (fl & pno)  (transcr. fl, vn, va, vc) 1’45”; 2009

Five French songs (Fauré & Debussy) (voice & piano) (transcr. voice & string quartet) 12’30”; 2012