Premières
"There was a lot of smiling onstage, and the Nash's enthusiasm was contagious"
New York Times

Premières given by
The Nash Ensemble
since 1964

* indicates a Nash commission

Michael AlcornWind QuintetWPOct 90
Julian AndersonPoetry Nearing Silence WP *Mar 97
Julian AndersonPrayerWP *Mar 09
Julian AndersonTowards Poetry1st CP *Mar 99
Simon BainbridgeChamber MusicUKPMar 81
Simon BainbridgeFour Primo Levi SettingsWPJuly 96
Simon BainbridgeVoicingWP *Jun 82
Rupert BawdenDonkey DancesWP *Mar 96
Rupert BawdenUltima ScenaWP *Aug 89
Rupert BawdenWanderjahrWP *Jul 90
Sally BeamishBetween Earth and SeaWP *Mar 97
Sally BeamishMadragaliWP *Feb 95
David BedfordThe ones who walked away from OmelasWP *Jan 77
Richard Rodney BennettBook of HoursWP *Sep 91
Richard Rodney BennettCommedia IIIWP *Feb 73
Richard Rodney BennettFive Sonnets of Louise LabeLP *May 86
Richard Rodney BennettOboe QuartetLPMar 76
Richard Rodney BennettSonata after SyrinxLP *May 86
Michael BerkeleyChamber SymphonyWPAug 80
Michael BerkeleyGethsemaneWPMay 03
Michael BerkeleyMusical ChairsWP *Nov 10
Michael BerkeleyThree Rilke SonnetsWP *Mar 11
Michael BerkeleyPiano QuintetWP *Mar 09
Michael BerkeleyWinter FragmentsWP *Mar 96
Harrison BirtwistleNew Work for voice & ensembleWP *Mar 15
Harrison BirtwistleCantus IambeusWP *Mar 05
Harrison BirtwistleClarinet QuintetLPJul 82
Harrison BirtwistleCrescent Moon over the IrrationalWP *Nov 10
Harrison BirtwistleFantasia upon All the NotesWP *Mar 12
Harrison BirtwistleNine Settings of Celan WP *Mar 00
Harrison BirtwistleOboe QuartetWP *Mar 10
Harrison BirtwistleThe Woman and the HareWP *Mar 99
Robin BlackIn ParadisumWPOct 69
Denys BoulianeComme un silence entr’ouvertUKPOct 87
Martin BresnickOpera della Musica PoveraEUP *Apr 94
Martin BresnickPiano TrioUKPJul 89
Benjamin BrittenBritten’s Blues arr. RunswickLPMar 93
Benjamin BrittenIntroduction and AllegroWPNov 86
Benjamin BrittenThe Sword in the Stone SuiteLPMar 93
Christopher BrownChamber DancesWP *Apr 82
Christopher BrownDivertimento LP *Nov 70
Christopher BrownThe Snows of WinterWP *Nov 71
James Francis BrownA Dream and a DanceWP *Mar 13
John Buller Of Three Shakespeare SonnetsWP *Jun 85
John BullerThe CaveWPNov 70
Geoffrey BurgonChamber Dances WPApr 82
Howard BurrellVariantsLPOct 69
Elliott CarterFigment IVUKPMar 09
Elliott CarterGraUKPApr 94
Elliott CarterMosaicWP *Mar 05
Elliott CarterOboe QuartetUKPMar 03
Elliott CarterPoems of Louis ZukovskyWP *Mar 10
Elliott CarterSyringa LPApr 80
John CaskenInfanta MarinaWP *Mar 94
Richard CaustonNew Work for piano quintetWP *Jan 15
Richard CaustonNotturnoWP *Apr 98
Richard CaustonRituals of Hunting and BloodingWP *Mar 00
John CheshirePieceWPOct 69
Gilard Cohen10 VariationsWPMar 11
Jonathan ColeScrawling OutWP *Mar 06
David CollinsClarinet QuintetWPOct 87
Justin ConnollySestinaWP *May 72
Justin ConnollyTriad VWPFeb 71
John CooneyUndertowWP *Feb 97
Gordon CrosseOboe QuintetWPDec 88
Gordon CrosseThe World WithinWP *Apr 77
Gordon CrosseThree InventionsWP *Jan 66
Gordon CrosseWildboy WP *Feb 78
George CrumbIdyll for the Misbegotten UKPJun 88
Viet CuongTrains of ThoughtWPMar 14
Martin DalbyOctetWP *Jun 81
Martin DalbyMan WalkingWP *Jun 81
Martin DalbyWhisper MusicWP *May 71
Claude DebussyLa Boîte a joujoux arr. Merion BowenWP *Feb 99
Claude DebussyTrois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé arr. Colin MatthewsWP *Mar 99
Edison DenisovDedicaceWP *Feb 92
David DennisSextetWPOct 69
Peter DickinsonLarkins JazzWPFeb 90
Zsolt DurkoImpromptus in FWP *Jun 84
Zsolt DurkoThree English VersesWP *Sep 91
Henri Dutilleux Dyptique 'Les Citations'LPSep 92
Petr EbenPiano QuintetWP *Feb 92
David EllisSequentiaWP *May 66
David EllisWind QuintetWP *May 67
Alvin EtlerSuiteUKPJan 65
Silvio FerrazThe Children who stopped timeWPAug 94
Michael FinnissyGoroWPMay 79
Michael FinnissySir TristranWP *Feb 78
Michael FinnissyThe Cry of ZephaniahWPDec 92
Elena FirsovaBefore the ThunderstormWP *Mar 95
Elena FirsovaEarthly LifeWP *Nov 86
Elena FirsovaForest WalksWP *Jun 88
Elena FirsovaMusic for 12UKP *Jun 90
Elena FirsovaOdysseyUKP *Feb 92
Elena FirsovaPiano SonataUKPJun 89
Sebastian ForbesConcertanteLP *Oct 69
Sebastian ForbesPartitaWP *Feb 76
Sebastian ForbesSerenadeWP *Nov 70
Sebastian ForbesSerenade for 8WP *Sep 79
Lukas FossCave of the windEUP Aug 76
Erika FoxEight Songs from CavafyWPNov 70
Jean FrancaixQuintet No 2 UKP ul 93
Roberto GerhardSongs from Schahrazada arr. BowenWP *Mar 94
Alexander Goehr... around StravinskyWP *Mar 02
Alexander GoehrClarinet Quintet Op.79WP *Mar 08
Alexander GoehrFive Objects Darkly Op 62UKPMar 98
Alexander GoehrLargo Siciliano for piano, horn & violinWP *Jul 12
Larry Govesi wear you on my sleeveWP *Feb 03
Francis GrierThe Cry of MaryWPDec 92
Sofia GubaidulinaHomage a T.S.EliotUKPJun 88
Sofia GubaidulinaZwei LiederUKPJun 90
John HarbisonVariationsUKPApr 94
Simon HarrisConcerto da CameraWP *Jan 66
Simon HarrisMusica Mennipea WP *May 66
Jonty HarrisonFarbenWPJul 87
Jonathan HarveyLotusesWP *Sep 92
Jonathan HarveyScenaUKPMay 95
Jonathan HarveyTendrilWP *Jun 87
Christopher HeadingtonHorn TrioWPFeb 94
Hans Werner HenzeAdagio for piano trioUKPSep 94
Hans Werner HenzeDrei Lieder uber den SchneeUKPSep 94
Hans Werner HenzeFive Neapolitan SongsUKPMar 01
Hans Werner HenzeQuintettoEUPSep 94
Hans Werner HenzeSongs and Dances from the Operetta 'La Cubana'UKPSep 94
Troy HerionSextetWPMar 11
Robin HollowayConcertino No 5WP *Sep 91
Robin HollowayDivertimento No 31st PP Jun 82
Robin HollowaySerenade in C WP *Mar 79
Robin HollowaySerenade in E flatWP *Jun 85
Robin HollowaySpring MusicWP *Oct 03
Gustav HolstWind QuintetWPSep 82
Simon Holt...era madrugadaWP *May 84
Simon Holt4 QuartersLP * revMar 07
Simon HoltA HauntingWPJun 83
Simon HoltA Song of Crocuses & LightningWP revMar 02
Simon Holtall fall downWP *Feb 94
Simon HoltCancionesWP *Jun 86
Simon HoltCapriccio SpettraleUKPJun 89
Simon HoltfugazWP *Nov 10
Simon HoltShadow RealmWP *Sep 82
Simon HoltSparrow NightWP *Mar 90
Simon Holtthe other side of silenceWP *Jul 04
Simon HoltThe Torturer's HorseWP *Mar 11
John HopkinsCantileverWPJul 82
David HorneLife's SplintersWP *Mar 07
David HorneSplintered InstrumentsWP *Feb 05
Wilfred JosephsAdam and EveWP *Feb 68
John JoubertThe Secret MuseWPDec 93
Paul KellettPascal’s TriangleWP *Sep 92
Gordon KerryBlue LatitudesWP *Jan 00
Oliver KnussenCantataWPSep 79
George KoumentakisConcertinoWPNov 02
Gyorgy KurtagHerdecker EurythmieEUPMar 94
Nicola LeFanuDevaWPMar 79
Malcolm LipkinClifford’s TowerWP *Jul 80
Malcolm LipkinWind QuintetWPJul 86
Vasily LobanovFlute SonataUKPJun 88
James MacMillanHorn QuintetWP *Jul 07
James MacMillanRaising Sparks WP *Oct 97
Edward MaguireString TrioWPJun 86
Colin Matthews23 Frames for 4 PlayersWP *Feb 95
Colin MatthewsA voice to wake...WP *Mar 05
Colin MatthewsHidden VariablesLP *Jun 89
Colin MatthewsLXXWP *Nov 10
Colin MatthewsNight’s MaskLP *Jul 90
Colin MatthewsThree Part Chaconne for Piano QuartetWP *Feb 90
Colin MatthewsThe Great JourneyWP *Jun 88
Colin MatthewsThe IslandWP *Mar 08
David MatthewsA Blackbird SangWP *Mar 13
David MatthewsArr. of Delius 2 Pieces for small orchestraWP *Jul 93
David MatthewsClarinet QuartetWP *Jun 84
David MatthewsHappy Returns WP *Nov 96
David MatthewsHorn QuintetWP *Mar 11
David MatthewsIn Valleys Green and StillWP *Nov 10
David MatthewsMarinaLPJun 89
David MatthewsString Trio No.1WP *Dec 89
David MatthewsTerrible BeautyWP *Mar 07
David MatthewsThe Sleeping LordWP *May 92
David MatthewsWinter PassionsWPJul 99
Nicholas MawFlute QuartetWP *May 81
Nicholas MawGhost DancesEP *Jun 88
Nicholas MawLa Vita NuovaWP *Sep 79
Nicholas MawRoman CanticleWP *Nov 89
Peter Maxwell DaviesNew WorkWP *Mar 15
Peter Maxwell DaviesMishkenotWPMay 88
Peter Maxwell DaviesNocturne No.2WP *Nov 10
Peter Maxwell DaviesSeven Skies of Winter WP *Jun 04
Peter Maxwell DaviesThe Last IslandWP *Oct 09
David McBrideClarinet QuintetWPJan 77
John McCabeTime Remembered WPOct 73
Usko MerilainenMetamorfora per 7UKPMar 96
Dominic MuldowneyPiano TrioWP May 82
Detlev Müller-SiemensPavaneWP *Jun 86
Detlev Müller-SiemensSextetWP *Mar 94
Tristan MurailVues aeriennesWP *Dec 88
Peter-Paul NashLeaving Without Trace WPMar 98
Peter Paul NashSextetWP *Oct 87
Alasdair NicolsonThe Stamping GroundWP *Jun 06
Anders NordentoftHymneWP *Mar 96
Per NorgardScintillationWP *Mar 94
Michael NymanIntroduction & Allegro ConcertatoWP *Jan 65
Nigel OsborneFantasia WP *May 83
Nigel OsborneMythologiesWP *Jun 80
Nigel OsborneZoneWP *Oct 89
Jim Parker La Comédie Humaine WP *Dec 90
Paul PattersonAt the Still Point of the Turning WorldWP *Feb 80
Paul PattersonWind QuintetWP *Aug 67
Anthony PayneEmpty Landscape - Heart’s EaseWP *Mar 95
Anthony PayneA Sea ChangeWP *Jun 88
Anthony PayneThe Stones and Lonely Places SingWP *Sep 79
Anthony PayneThe World’s Winter WP *Jul 76
Paul PellayConcertanteWP *Sep 91
Patrick PiggottCandlesWPMay 88
Francis PoulencChamber Opera 'Le Gendarme Incompris'UKPJun 87
Howard RileyString TrioWPJun 76
David RowlandFranciscan RoundsWPMay 77
David RowlandThe Revolving SphereWPNov 70
Poul RudersThe BellsWP *Mar 94
Daryl RunswickZanyWP *Dec 75
Jan SandströmWahlberg VariationsWP *Mar 96
Satie arr. MuldowneySports et Divertissements WP *Mar 81
Robert SaxtonA Yardstick to the StarsWP *Feb 95
Alfred SchnittkeDialogLPMar 94
Alfred SchnittkePiano Quartet UKPJun 89
Roger SessionsConcertino for Chamber OrchestraUKPNov 76
Roger SmalleyMelody Study IIWP *May 70
Dmitri SmirnovEight Line PoemsWP *Sep 92
Dmitri SmirnovMoonlight Story WP *Jun 89
Dmitri SmirnovThe SeasonsUKP *Jun 88
Naresh SohalExperiment 2WPNov 70
Tim SousterLe Souvenir de Maurice RavelWP *Jun 84
Tim SousterSonataWPAug 80
Giles SwayneA Song for Hadi WPMay 83
Toru TakemitsuQuatrainUKPJun 83
John TavenerAkhmatova SettingsWP * Mar 95
John TavenerLamentation Last Prayer and ExaltationLPJan 79
John TavenerRequiem for Father MalachyWP *Jun 73
John TavenerSettings of Six Russian Folksongs WP *Jan 79
John TavenerThe Gentle Spirit WP *Jun 77
Michael TippettSuite from The Ice Break arr. BowenLPMar 99
Michael TippettSuite: The Tempest arr. BowenWP *Dec 94
Mark-Anthony TurnageA Constant ObsessionWP *Mar 09
Mark-Anthony TurnageAmelia's MarchWP *Nov 10
Mark-Anthony TurnageAn Invention on 'Solitude'WP *Apr 98
Mark-Anthony TurnageAt Close of DayWPMay 93
Mark-Anthony TurnageBleak MomentsWP *Mar 06
Mark-Anthony TurnageBeating about the BushWP *Jun 87
Mark-Anthony TurnageCantilena WP *Mar 02
Mark-Anthony TurnageCortège for ChrisWP *Apr 98
Mark-Anthony TurnageEntranced LPJun 83
Mark-Anthony TurnageEulogy WP *Jul 03
Mark-Anthony TurnageHer AnxietyWP *Sep 92
Mark-Anthony TurnageReturning WP *Jul 07
Mark-Anthony TurnageSlide StrideWP *Jan 03
Mark-Anthony TurnageThree Farewells WP *Jul 90
Mark-Anthony TurnageTwo Baudelaire SongsWP *Oct 04
Mark-Anthony TurnageVocalise WP *Jul 90
Huw WatkinsNew WorkWP *Mar 15
Huw WatkinsHorn TrioWP *Mar 09
Huw WatkinsSonata for cello and 8 instruments WP *Mar 99
Huw WatkinsGigWP *Feb 05
Michael Blake WatkinsThe Magic Shadow-ShowWPJul 80
Michael Blake WatkinsSpirit of the UniverseWPOct 78
Judith Weir Airs from another planetWP *Oct 86
Malcolm WilliamsonPas de QuatreUKP *Oct 68
Malcolm WilliamsonPiano TrioWPJul 76
Hugh Wood Horn TrioWPNov 89



Arrangements
arr. J Dankworth & L HollowaySongs for Marian MontgomeryWP *Jun 74
arr. J DankworthSongs for Cleo LaineWP *Jun 74
Brahms arr. D Matthews6 LiederWP *Jan 06
Copland arr. D MatthewsMusic for MoviesWP *Feb 14
Debussy arr. C MatthewsTrois Poèmes de Stéphane MallarméWP *Mar 91
Dvorak arr. D MatthewsLove SongsWP *Mar 09
Gerhard arr. M BowenSongs from SchaharazadaWP *Mar 94
Gershwin/Rodgers/Porter etc arr. R Rodney Bennettfrom The American SongbookWP *Feb 72
Krasa arr. D MatthewsBrundibar SuiteWP *Jan 12
Krasa arr. P PokornyBrundibar SuiteUKPJun 10
Mozart arr. D MatthewsDon Giovanni OvertureWP *Dec 07
Richard & Mary Rodgers arr. D WhiteSongsWP *Mar 14
Schubert arr. D Matthews6 LiederWP *Nov 13
Smetana arr. D MatthewsBartered Bride OvertureWP *Jun 10
Smetana arr. D Matthews (smaller ensemble)Bartered Bride OvertureWP *Apr 13
Richard Strauss arr. D MatthewsClosing Scene from 'Capriccio'WPDec 05
Richard Strauss arr. J LedgerFour Last SongsWPDec 05



Commissions for Dance and Design
Ronald Hynd (choreography)Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentalesWP *Dec 75
Andre Prokovsky (choreography)
Peter Farmer (designer)
Fauré Elegy in C minorWP *Dec 75
Andre Prokovsky (choreography)
Peter Farmer (designer)
Richard Rodney Bennett: Commedia IWP *Dec 75
Patrick Wood & Richard Sykes (choreography)Daryl Runswick: ZanyWP *Dec 75



The Nash Ensemble has also taken part in composers' forums including:
November 1981:
BBC Young Composers' Forum

performing works by:

Patrick Brandon
Mark Griffiths
Barry Guy
George Nicholson
Antony Philpot
Julia Usher
September 1981:
Flanders Festival ISCM World Music Days

performing works by:

Gerry Brophy
Marc Antonio Consoli
Nigel Osborne
Colin Matthews
Nicholas Maw
David Olan
Alvin Singleton
Tim Souster
BBC Young Musician of the Year 1992

performing works by:

Paul Ayres
James Cudderford
Daniel Grimley
Philip Howard
David Knotts
Magnus Robb
Elliott Tucker
Richard Whalley


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