BUYING JOHN HAWKINS' MUSIC
SHEET MUSIC can be bought from:
Boosey & Hawkes: Zoo Tunes and other children’s music
Music4Viola‘s excellent site includes eight of John Hawkins’s pieces
All other pieces available direct from John Hawkins – in MSS, PDF or ‘Sibelius’ …
COMMERCIAL RECORDINGS are available from:
Naxos distribute the 2020 Claudio Records CD ‘Simplicius’ of music by John Hawkins for clarinet, including the Concerto, Sonata, ‘In Touch’ trio and ‘The Dong with a Luminous Nose’ for baritone and clarinet.
“Performances are uniformly excellent and the recording quality is exemplary. Highly recommended.” – Musical Opinion 2020
Meridian Records ‘Voices from the Sea’ (CDE84496]) includes:
Voices from the Sea, Variations for piano, Waiting: Tango, Brief Encounters, Worlds Apart, Shadows, Disturbed Nights, Gestures and Quietus in superb performances by top performers.
Cortège is included on Meridian’s ‘Homage a Lorca’ (CDE84513) played by Siân Philipps and Sophia Rahman
Deux-Elles label (DXL 1097) for Sortie (for Trumpet and organ) recorded by Deborah Calland with William Whitehead, organ. Their CD is called ‘North Star’ and also includes pieces by Diana Burrell, James Macmillan and Robin Holloway.
Black Box label’s Invocations: Contemporary Viola Works includes John Hawkins’ Urizen with a variety of other pieces commissioned by Paul Silverthorne and played by him with John Constable. NB Black Box no longer trades, but copies are available on Amazon
A non-commercial ‘demo’ disc is available from John Hawkins including:
Sea Symphony (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra)
This World (BBC Singers)
Sonata Serenata (Aoife ní Raghaill, flute: David Jones, piano)
Veiled Lightning (Paul Ayres, organ)