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Recollections for piano book I
Recollections for Piano Book 1


List of Works
This list of works is taken from the records of concert details listed in our concerts section. It is not intended to be comprehensive, but serves as a useful link to recent performances of this composer's work.

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Nick Ray was born in 1973 in Gillingham, Kent. After a good general education he decided to devote himself to music and studied piano and composition at Trinity College of Music, where he won prizes for both. He continued his study of composition at St John’s College, Cambridge University as a pupil of Alexander Goehr and gained his MPhil in 1999.
Piano solo
Three Preludes (1997)
Three Studies (1997)
Mirror Variations (2003)
Two Localities (2003)
Sonatina (2006)
Three Transcriptions from Songs of Collision (2006)
Variations and Finale on a theme by Anthony Green (2008)
Recollections Book 1 (2009)
Recollections Book 2 (2013)
Recollections Book 3 (2015)
Sonata (2015)
Panegyric for Anthony Green (2016)
Phoenix (2017)
Recollections Book 4 (2017)

Solo instrument and piano
Resonant Blackness (2006) [vibraphone and piano]
Bren Tor (2007) [clarinet and piano]
Epitaph for Michael Tippett (2007) [double bass and piano]
Antic Murmurs (2007) [double bass and piano]
Rough Edges I and II (2010-12) [clarinet and piano]
Two pieces (2011) [vibraphone and piano]

Solo instrument (other than piano)
All the Ways Grew Dark (2004) [clarinet]
London Stone (2008) [‘cello]

Vocal with piano
Seven Poems of Elizabeth Daryush (1999) [soprano and piano]
Dirge (Kenneth Fearing) (2000) [tenor and piano]
Two Longfellow songs (20017) [SATB, piano]

Vocal with ensemble
Songs of Collision – Twelve Poems of Stephen Crane (2004/16) [tenor, horn, clarinet, vibraphone, string quartet]
Three Walter de la Mare Songs (2008) [baritone, clarinet and ‘cello]

Chamber/Instrumental
String Quartet (2008-10/revised 2017)
Five Facets for Wind Quintet (2016)

Orchestral
Symphony (2014)

Further information
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