Repertoire

A selection of repertoire from Red Note’s extensive commissioning and performance catalogue since 2009.
For a full list of all works performed by Red Note, see Past Events.

Tinkling
Yannis Kyriakides 
Instrumentation: Fl, Cl, Tbn, Pf, 2 Per, Egtr, Vn, Db
Red Note first performance: 31 October 2009 Red Note with MusicLab, RSAMD Concert Hall, Glasgow
Duration: 15’19”


Chamber Concerto for 13 instruments
György Ligeti
Instrumentation: Fl, Ob, Cl, Hn, Tbn, Hpd, Pn, 2 Vn, Va, Vc, Db
Red Note first performance: 19 November 2009 Red Note Autumn Concert Tour, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Duration: 12’21”


A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle
Bill Sweeney
Instrumentation: Narrator, Bar, 3 Sop, 3 Cl, Tbn, Pf, Per, Va, Vc, Db
Red Note first performance: 3 June 2010 The Tune Up Tour, Tolbooth, Edinburgh
Duration: 90′


Doonies Hill Antiphon
Gabriel Jackson
Instrumentation: 3 Vln, Va, 2 Vc, Db
World Premiere: 20 October 2010 Sound Festival, Aberdeen
Duration: 12′
Red Note Commission


Shaker Loops
John Adams
Instrumentation: 3 Vln, Va, 2 Vc, Db
Red Note first performance: 20 October 2010 Sound Festival, Aberdeen
Duration: 24′


Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet
Gavin Bryars
Red Note first performance: 20 October 2010 Sound Festival, Aberdeen
Duration: 35′


Concert for Piano and Orchestra
John Cage
Instrumentation: Fl, Cl, Bn, Tpt, Tbn, Tba, Pf, 3 Vn, 2 Va, Vc, Db
Red Note first performance: 10 March 2011 John Cage Series, Glasgow University Concert Hall
Duration: 12’12”


Différences
Luciano Berio
Instrumentation: Fl, Cl, Hp, Va, Vc
Red Note first performance: 11 May 2011 Tour Infinito Nero (an ecstasy in one act), Woodend Barn, Banchory
Duration: 17′


Infinito Nero
Salvatore Sciarrino:
Instrumentation: Fl, Ob, Cl, Pf, Per, Vn, Va, Vc
Red Note first performance: 11 May 2011 Tour Infinito Nero (an ecstasy in one act), Woodend Barn, Banchory
Duration: 26’39”


1000 Airplanes on the Roof
Philip Glass
Red Note first performance: 18 September 2011 Lammermuir Festival, Concorde Hangar, National Museum of Flight
Duration: 6’07”
Co-production with National Theatre of Scotland


Pass the Spoon
David Fennessy
Instrumentation: Fl, Cl, Tbn, Hp, Per, Kbd, 2 Vn, Va, Vc, Db
Red Note first performance: 17 November 2011 Tramway, Glasgow
Duration: 75′
Co-production with Magnetic North Theatre


Chamber symphony
Detlev Glanert
Instrumentation: Cl, Bn, Tbn, Per, Hp, Pf, Vn, Va, Vc
Red Note first performance: 13 February 2012 Red Note and MusicLab, RCS, Glasgow
Duration: 25′


Chamber symphony no 1
Arnold Schoenberg
Instrumentation: Fl, Ob, CorA, Cl (e-flat), Cl, Bcl, Bn, Cbn, 2 Hn, 2 Vn, Va, Vc, Db
Red Note first performance: 13 February 2012 Red Note and MusicLab, RCS, Glasgow
Duration: 21’16”


Fratres
Arvo Pärt
Instrumentation: Perc, 2 Vn, Va, Vc, Db
Red Note first performance: 20 Dec 2012 Hymn of Thanks (Transcendence), Wellington Church, Glasgow
Duration: 10′


A way alone
Toru Takemitsu
Instrumentation: String quartet
Red Note first performance: 20 Dec 2012 Hymn of Thanks (Transcendence), Wellington Church, Glasgow
Duration: 12’54”


Tabula Rasa
Arvo Pärt
Instrumentation: Prep pf, 2 Vn, Va, Vc, Db
Red Note first performance: 13 February 2013 Plug, Red Note & Music Lab, RCS, Glasgow
Duration: 54’39”


Hauptstimme
David Fennessy
Instrumentation: Fl, Ob, Bcl, Bn, Per, Pf, Vn, Va, Vc, Db
World Premiere: 16 November 2013 HCMF, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield
Duration: 17′
Red Note Commission


New York Triptych
James Dillon
Instrumentation: Fl, Pic, Afl, Bfl, Ob, Ca, Cl B-, Cl E-, Bcl, Pf, Per, Vn, Va, Vc
Red Note first performance: 16 November 2013 HCMF, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield
Duration: 40′


D’un rêve parti
Bruno Mantovani
Instrumentation: Fl, Cl, Pf, Vn, Va, Vc
Red Note first performance: 16 November 2013 HCMF, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield
Duration: 12′


Elbow Room
Thomas Butler
Instrumentation: Cl, Bcl, Per, Syn, Egtr, Vn, Vc
World Premiere: 21 May 2014 Summerhall, Edinburgh
Duration: 40′
Red Note Commission


Lâchez tout! (Enough Already)
François Sarhan
Instrumentation: Sx, Per, Kbd, Gtr, Vn
Red Note first performance: 9 October 2014 Théâtre d’Orléans, Orléans, France
Duration: 90′


13 Vices
Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe
Instrumentation: Voice, Sax, Perc, Vn, Va, Vc, Db
Red Note first performance: 8 April 2015 The MAC, Belfast
Duration: 15’17”
Co-production with Ensemble Doubt


5 Movements for String Quartet
Anton Webern
Instrumentation: 2 Vn, Va, Vc
Red Note first performance: 22 June 2015 Bach to Bartok tour, Lismore Hall – Isle of Lismore
Duration: 10’24”


String quartet
Witold Lutoslawski
Instrumentation: 2 Vn, Va, Vc
Red Note first performance: 22 June 2015 Bach to Bartok tour, Lismore Hall – Isle of Lismore
Duration: 25′


String quartet No2
Bela Bartok
Instrumentation: 2 Vn, Va, Vc
Red Note first performance: 22 June 2015 Bach to Bartok tour, Lismore Hall – Isle of Lismore
Duration: 27′


Déserts
Edgard Varese
Instrumentation: 2 Fl, 2 Cl, 2 Hn, 3 Tpt, 3 Tbn, b-tba, cb-tuba, Pf, Per
Red Note first performance: 16 September 2016 Lammermuir Festival: Music And Film At Concorde
Duration: 27′


Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale)
George Crumb
Instrumentation: Fl, Pf, Vc
Red Note first performance: 16 September 2016 Lammermuir Festival: Music And Film At Concorde
Duration: 13’27”


Workers Union
Louis Andriessen
Instrumentation: for variable ensemble
Red Note first performance: 16 September 2016 Lammermuir Festival: Music And Film At Concorde
Duration: 20′


Octet
George Benjamin
Instrumentation: Fl (pic), Cl, Per, Cel, Vn, Va, Vc, Db
Red Note first performance: 9 March 2017 Red Note and MusicLab, RCS, Glasgow
Duration: 10′


Winter Reels
John Casken
Instrumentation: Fl (pic, afl), Cl, Per, Pf, Vn, Vc
Red Note first performance: 9 March 2017 Red Note and MusicLab, RCS, Glasgow
Duration: 20′


Talea
Gerard Grisey
Instrumentation: Fl, Cl, Pf, Vn, Vc
Red Note first performance: 9 November 2017 Sound Festival, Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen
Duration: 16’38”


Tanz/haus : triptych 2017 
James Dillon
Instrumentation: Fl, Cl, Per, Kbd, Acc, Egtr, Vn, Vc, Db
World Premiere: 17 November 2017 HCMF 40, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield
Duration: 45′
Red Note Commission


Aeolian
Maja S.K. Ratkje, Kathy Hinde
Instrumentation: Bfl, Bcl, Btbn, 2 Per, Acc, Clarsach, Gtr, 2 Vn, Va, Vc, Db
World Premiere: 17 November 2017 HCMF 40, Bates Mill Photographic Studio, Huddersfield
Duration: 30′
Red Note Commission


Neon
Tansy Davies
Instrumentation: Bcl, Sx, Per, Kbd, Vn, Vc, Db
Red Note first performance: 15 March 2018 Leverhulme concert with MusicLab, RCS, Glasgow
Duration: 10′


d’Amore
Oscar Strasnoy
Instrumentation: Fl, Cl, Tpt, Ob, Bn, Perc, Pf, Vn, Va (amore), Va, Vc, Db
First performed: 26 October 2018 Red Note with Garth Knox, Sound Festival, Aberdeen
Duration: 20′
Red Note Commission 
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