Instrumental, solo voice and other non-choral compositions by Sheena Phillips

 

NEW or FEATURED

night airs
String orchestra, flute and oboe obbligato
Based on the Hungarian song Esti Dal (Evening Song) and the Orkney song The Great Selkie of Sule Skerry
Commissioned for the 2016 St Magnus International Festival and premiered by Orkney Camerata in St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, 19 June 2016
Perusal score

referendum
Orchestral piece depicting the events of the British referendum in 2016 on membership of the European Community
Scored in four parts (High, High, Medium, Low) and percussion (open score / flexible intrumentation format)
Written for the 2016 CoMA Summer School
Score and parts available from CoMA Library
Performance by CoMA Bristol, 2017
Performance by CoMA Sussex, dir. Adam Swayne, 2017

Four Climate Change Songs
New lyrics for old tunes - written for the 2015 Climate Change March in London
Full texts and downloadable PDF files
The Place Called Planet Earth has been selected for inclusion in the Justice Choir Songbook

 

OTHER TITLES

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
String quartet, trombone, guitar, percussion
Incidental music for the Shakespeare play
Created for and performed by Columbus Alternative High School, Ohio, 2007

Cloth of Dreams
Soprano and alto duet
Nine songs recorded by the vocal duo Simmerdim (Frances Cockburn and Sheena Phillips) including settings of William Blake, Robert Burns and Geoffrey Chaucer, and arrangements of Scottish folk songs and early music

Deep River
Flute, harp, trombone, violincello
Performance by members of the Paragon Ensemble, Glasgow, 2002

Double Centenary Doubles
Composed for the bells of Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus, Ohio
Commissioned by Columbus Public Art to celebrate the bicentenary of the city, 2012

Little Elegy
Tenor solo, piano
Text by Elinor Wylie

murmuration
String orchestra
Workshopped at the 2016 CoMA Midwinter Composer Course, Oxford

Online Advent Calendar
Electronic music
24 tracks created in GarageBand for an online Advent calendar in collaboration with photographer Edwina Towson, 2010

Sketches for the End of Winter
String trio (violin, viola, violincello)
Based on the Piae Cantiones tune Cedit Hiems Eminus (Winter recedes)
Workshopped at the 2016 CoMA Midwinter Composer Course, Oxford

sweet wandering soul
Flute, horn, mezzo-soprano, piano, violincello
Setting (composed 2015) of a translation by my father Nigel Phillips of a poem written by the Roman Emperor Hadrian when he was close to death
Perusal score Audio realisation (WAV)

The Riverman
Flute, narrator
Text by Elizabeth Bishop
Performed by Connie Foster (narrator) and Sarah Lange (flute), 2002

Why Dorothy Wordsworth Is Not As Famous As Her Brother
Soprano solo, piano
Text by Lyn Peters
Perusal score
Performance by Canadian soprano Joan Fearnley, accompanied by Frédéric Lacroix

Zahlenklang (The Sound of Numbers)
Electronic music
Composed 2015 in response to a call for scores accessible to children, issued by Urban Arts Berlin
WAV file Notes on the piece