'Currently one of my favorite British composers, John Hawkins, a student of Lutyens and Malcolm Williamson, has built an impressive body of work and a solid reputation among British musicians ... A roster of distinguished performers champion his work. – Classical Net 2007
Variations (piano) 1 movt 12'00" 'a minor masterpiece in its own right' MUSICWEB December '03
Veiled Lightning (organ) 1 movt 7'00"
Footnote (organ) 1 movt 3'00 was one of the eight winners (out of 98 submissions!) of the 2007 Handel-Inspired competition. The piece was recorded by Paul Ayres and is available from PaulAyres.co.uk
Lost in Translation (piano) 1 movt 2'00 was written for the 2009 Presteigne Festival in celebration of Haydn's 200th and John McCabe's 70th birthdays. The Birmingham Post called it "A Muscularly rigorous questioning of tonality."
Fuzon (String Quartet - 2012) 1 movt 7'00" Published by Comus Edition
'A welcome addition to the string quartet retertoire' (TEMPO, April 2013)
Urizen (viola and piano - and also in versions with string orchestra and chamber orchestra) 1 movt 9'00" Published by Comus Edition
See YouTube for Paul Silverthorne playing Urizen at LSO St Luke's
'... a late-twentieth-century musical gem' - NOTES 2002
'Cello sonata ('cello and piano) 4 movts approx. 20'00"
Caged Moon (string quartet) 1 movt 6'00" 1984 - revised 2011. To be published in 2013 by Fountayne Editions.
Quietus (string trio) 1 movt 4'30" Published by Comus Edition
Worlds Apart (double bass and piano) 1 movt 9'30" Published by McTier Music
Gestures (two violas) 1 movt 4'50" Published by Comus Edition
Waiting (Tango for viola and double bass) 1 movt 4'10" Published by Comus Edition
'... hauntingly memorable' THE STRAD
Shadows (viola, double bass and piano) 1 movt 3'20" Published by McTier Music
Cortège? (violin and piano) 1 movt 5'30" Recorded on Meridian CDE 84513 and published by Comus Edition
Bo Bop (solo violin or viola), 2005 4'30" a bebop-influenced show piece available from Comus Edition
Tri (six violas), 2007 Three movements. c.10'00". The first movement was premiered at the International Music Academy of Solsona in Spain in 2007 and later by the violas of the Helsinki Symphony Orchestra. All three movements were performed at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2008 and at the Royal Academy of Music in 2012.
Seven into Eight (string quartet). 2009 Single movement. c.5mins. Commissioned by the Haworth family for their violist father's eightieth birthday. A condition of the commission was that, in case of absent family members, the 2nd violin part should be idiomatically playable by a second cello!
Fuzon (string quartet - 2012) 2 movts, 7'.00". First performance will be on 25 Nov. 2012 at the Royal Academy of Music, London by the Piatti Quartet. Parts and study score available from Comus Edition
Clarinet Sonata (clarinet and piano) 3 movts 10'00"
Sonata Serenata (flute and piano) 3 movts 11'40" Available from Freehand Music
Brief Encounters (flute and viola) 3 movts 5'30"
Disturbed Nights (solo oboe) 1 movt 5'00" Available from Freehand Music
also in a version (2005) which adds a string trio to the (unaltered!) solo oboe part. Available from John Hawkins.
Party Piece (clarinet and 2 violas) 1 movt with a 'klezmer' slant 4'30"
These Lovers (flute and 'cello) 5'00"
Tatiesque (flute, oboe and piano) 1 movt. 4'.00 a quick, bonne-bouche tribute to the great French film maker, Jacques Tati. 2011
Palinode (Flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano) 1 movt 6'00. Commisioned by, and first performed at, the Presteigne Festival 2011
'Tautly-argued and endowed with sufficient incident to fuel a piece several times its length' - TEMPO Jan. 2012
A Walk with Ingres’ Wife (brass quintet) c. 7'00 Available from Freehand Music
Sortie (trumpet and organ) c. 5'00" is available on the CD 'North Star' on the Deux-Elles label (DXL 1097) played by Deborah Calland.
Sea Symphony (Orchestra 2 fl/2 ob/2 cl/2 bsn/4 hn/3 tpt/3 tbn/tuba/harp/1 perc/1 timp/strings) 3 movts 25' 00"
'an endlessly fascinating stream of sounds.' MUSIC AND MUSICIANS
Urizen (version for solo viola with string orchestra)
published by Comus Edition. Also available with mixed chamber orchestra
Another Orpheus (string orchestra) 1 movt 8'00"
Vocal and Choral Music
Music for Children
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