Commissions Since 1813

List of works known to be commissioned by, or dedicated to, the Royal Philharmonic Society

1813 - 18491850 - 1899 / 1900 - 1999 / 2000 - 2004 / 2005 - 2009 2010 - 2014 / 2015 to date

*Jonathan Cole: Ouroboros

*Luke Bedford: Five Abstracts
Judith Bingham: Fifty Shades of Green (Leopold String Trio)
Geoffrey Burgon: Heavenly Things (Christopher Maltman - baritone)
~Simon Holt: Two Movements for String Quartet (Belcea Quartet)

Brett Dean Huntington: Eulogy (Alban Gerhardt - cello)
~John Woolrich: Darker Still (Emily Beynon - flute)
*David Gorton: Oblique Prayers

~Richard Rodney Bennett: Songs before Sleep (Jonathan Lemalu - bass)
Elliott Carter: Of Rewaking (Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Barenboim)
Jonathan Dove: Run to the Edge (London Schools Symphony Orchestra)
~Detlev Glanert: Three Pieces (Ronald van Spaendonck - clarinet)
~David Lang: Breathless (Galliard Ensemble)
*John Hails: Lovesongs
~Leon Kirchner: Interlude II (Jonathan Biss - piano)
*Simon Mawhinney: Darby’s Loanin
~Julian Phillips: Four Characters (Lawrence Power - viola)
~Eric Tanguy: Quattro Intermezzi (Alex Slobodyanik - piano)
~Karin Rehnqvist: Beginning (Kungsbacka Trio)
~Augusta Read Thomas: Pulsar (Ilya Gringolts - violin)

*Brian Herrington: Symphonia for the London Sinfonietta
*Phillip Neil Martin: An Outburst of Time for the Cheltenham Festival (Duke Quartet)
~Dai Fujikura: Be (Colin Currie - percussion)


* = winners of the RPS Composition Prize for young composers
~ = New Generation commission

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