I’ve learned most of the main solo viola repertoire. Recent concert performances of solo and chamber music have included works by Bach, Beethoven, Borodin, Brahms, Britten, (Arnold) Cooke, Debussy, Feldman, Genzmer, Hindemith, Hoffmeister, Kodaly, Lachner, Mozart, Musgrave, Purcell, Schubert, Schulhof, Schumann, Shostakovich, Telemann. I also commissioned Peter Nagle to write me a piece for solo viola (Le tombeau de Feldman).


Not an absolutely exhaustive list, but these are all pieces I’ve learned and performed.

Adams Harmonium; Short Ride in a Fast Machine; The Chairman Dances

Adès Dances from Powder Her Face

Alwyn Concerto Grosso 2; Symphony 5

Anderson The Crazed Moon; The Stations of the Sun

Arnold Larches; Symphony 2; Flute concerto

Bach Brandenburg Concertos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Mass in B minor; Orchestral Suites 2, 3; St Matthew Passion; St John Passion; Violin Concertos

Barber Adagio; Violin Concerto

Bartok Concerto for Orchestra; Divertimento; Four pieces op 12; Miraculous Mandarin; Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste; Romanian Dances

Bax Tintagel

Beethoven Choral Fantasia; Mass in C; Missa Solemnis; Overture: Leonora 3; Overture: Coriolan; Overture: Egmont; Overture: Fidelio; Piano Concertos 1, 4, 5;  Romance no 2; Symphonies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; Triple Concerto; Violin Concerto

Berg Violin Concerto

L Berkeley Serenade for string orchestra

Berlioz Harold in Italy; Roman Carnival; L’enfance du Christ; Les nuits d’été; Messe solenelle; Overture to King Lear; Symphonie Fantastique; Te Deum

Berners The Triumph of Neptune

Bernstein Overture: Candide; Chichester Psalms; Suite: West Side Story; Suite: On the Waterfront; Symphony ‘The Age of Anxiety’

Bizet Carmen; Suite: L’arlesienne; Symphony in C

Borodin Polovtsian Dances; Symphony 2

L Boulanger Faust et Hélène

Brahms Academic Festival Overture; Alto Rhapsody; Double Concerto; German Requiem; Piano Concertos 1, 2; Schicksalslied; Serenade 1; Symphonies 1, 2, 3, 4; Tragic Overture; Variations on St Anthony Chorale; Violin Concerto

Britten A Midsummer Night’s Dream; American Overture; Ballad of Heroes; Cantata Academica; Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia; Les Illuminations; Matinees Musicales; Our Hunting Fathers; Suite: Prince of the Pagodas; Simple Symphony; Sinfonia da Requiem; Soirees Musicales; Spring Symphony; Suite: A Time There Was; St Nicolas; Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge; War Requiem; Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Bruch Violin Concerto 1

Bruckner Symphonies 7, 9

Canteloube Songs of the Auvergne

Carr Oboe Concerto

Chabrier España

Chopin Piano Concertos 1, 2

Copland Appalachian Spring; Symphony 3

Dean Komarov’s Fall

Debussy La mer; Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; Nocturnes; Danse sacrée et danse profane; Ibéria (Images);

Delius A Walk to the Paradise Garden; Koanga

Dohnanyi Symphonic Minutes

Donatoni Prom

Dukas L’apprenti sorcier

Duruflé Requiem

Dvorak Cello Concerto; Czech Suite; In Nature’s Realm; Piano Concerto; Requiem; Stabat Mater; Serenade; Slavonic Dances op 46, 1-7; Symphonic Variations; Symphonies 6, 7, 8, 9

Dyson Agincourt

Elgar Cello Concerto; Cockaigne; Enigma Variations; Froissart; Introduction and Allegro; Serenade for Strings; Symphonies 1, 2; The Dream of Gerontius; The Kingdom; The Music Makers; The Spirit of England; The Wand of Youth; Violin Concerto

Falla The Three-Cornered Hat; El Amor Brujo

Fauré Pelléas et Mélisande; Requiem

Fedele Syntax 0.1

Finch Viola Concerto

Finzi Dies natalis; Intimations of Immortality; Romance for string orchestra

Françaix L’horloge de flore

Franck Le chasseur maudit

Gerhard Concerto for Orchestra

Gershwin An American in Paris; Piano Concerto; Porgy and Bess; Rhapsody in Blue

Ginastera Variaciones Concertantes

Glass Itaipu

Glazunov Saxophone Concerto; Violin Concerto

Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla

Goss The Shard

Gounod Messe solenelle

Grieg Holberg Suite; Piano Concerto; Suite: Peer Gynt

Grier Around the Curve of the World

Gruber Charivari

Handel Alexander’s Feast; Athalia; Dixit Dominus; Israel in Egypt; Messiah; Solomon

Haydn Creation Mass; Harmoniemesse; Mass in Time of War; Nelson Mass; Symphonies 45, 49, 70, 73, 80, 94, 104; Te Deum; The Creation; The Seasons; Trumpet Concerto

Hindemith Konzertmusik for Brass and Strings; Symphonic Metamorphoses on a theme of Weber

Holloway Wagner Nights

Holst Beni Mora; Brook Green Suite; Hymn to Jesus; St Paul’s Suite; The Planets

Honegger Concerto for flute and cor anglais; Symphony 4

Howells Hymnus Paradisi

Hummel Trumpet Concerto

Humperdinck Overture: Hansel and Gretel

Ireland Concertino Pastorale

Ives Decoration Day; The Unanswered Question; Three Places in New England

Janacek Glagolitic Mass; Sinfonietta; Taras Bulba

Jenkins The Armed Man; The Bards of Wales; Requiem

Kalinnikov Serenade for strings

Keeley Symphony 2

Khatchaturian Suite: Spartacus; Violin Concerto

Knussen Flourish with Fireworks; Horn Concerto

Kodaly Peacock Variations

Korngold Suite: The Sea Hawk; Symphony; Violanta; Violin Concerto

Lambert The Rio Grande

Liszt Funeral Odes; Piano Concerto 1, 2

Lloyd Iernin

Lutoslawski Chantefleurs et Chantefables; Concerto for Orchestra; Paganini Variations

MacMillan Seven Last Words from the Cross; The Confession of Isobel Gowdie

Mahler Das Lied von der Erde; Lieder eines fahrendes Gesellen; Symphonies 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Marquez Danzón no 2

Martin The Four Elements

Martinu Symphony 6

C Matthews Fourth Sonata

D Matthews A Vision and a Journey; Symphony 7

Maxwell Davies An Orkney Wedding and Sunrise; Strathclyde Concerto 3; Symphony 5

Mayuzumi Echigo Jishi

McCabe Symphony 4; Symphony ‘Labyrinth’

Mendelssohn Elijah; Hebrides Overture; Italian Symphony; Lobgesang; Violin Concerto in E minor

Messiaen L’ascension

Miaskovsky Symphony 21

Montague Dark Sun; When Dreams Collide

Mozart Concerto for flute and harp; Clarinet Concerto; Cosi fan Tutte; Don Giovanni; Marriage of Figaro; Mass in C minor; Overture: Magic Flute; Overture: Idomeneo; Overture: Lucia Silla; Overture: Clemenza di Tito; Piano Concertos 17, 20, 21, 23, 27; Requiem; Sinfonia Concertante K297b; Sinfonia Concertante K364; Symphonies 25, 29, 31, 35, 36, 38-41; Violin Concerto 3

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (Ravel and Stokowski orchestrations)

Nagle The complete consort dancing together; Until I die there will be sounds

Nielsen Flute Concerto; Helios Overture; Pan and Syrinx; Suite for strings; Symphony 4; Violin Concerto

Orff Carmina Burana

Parry Blest Pair of Sirens

Pärt Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten

Poulenc Les biches; Gloria; Organ Concerto; Stabat Mater

Puccini La bohème; Madama Butterfly; Missa di Gloria; Tosca

Purcell Come ye sons of art; Dido and Aeneas; King Arthur; Ode to St Cecilia; The Fairy Queen

Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky; Peter and the Wolf; Romeo and Juliet; Symphonies 1, 5; Violin Concerto 2

Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos 1, 2, 3; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Symphonic Dances; Symphonies 1, 2, 3; The Isle of the Dead

Ravel Daphnis et Chloé; Le tombeau de Couperin; La valse; Ma mère l’oye; Shéhérezade; Valses nobles et sentimentales

Reger Lyric Andante

Respighi Fountains of Rome; Suite no 3: Ancient Airs & Dances

Rimsky Korsakov Scheherezade; Suite: Christmas Eve

Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez

Rossini Overture: Barber of Seville; Overture: Italian Girl in Algiers; Overture: William Tell; Stabat Mater

Ruders Concerto in Pieces

Rutter Feel the Spirit; Requiem; When Icicles Hang

Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals; Cello Concerto 1; Symphony 3

Sallinen Symphony 8

Satoh Kisetsu

Schoenberg 5 Pieces for Orchestra; Chamber Symphony 2; Music for a Film Scene; Survivor from Warsaw; Verklärte Nacht

Schubert Masses: G, E flat, A flat; Overture in the Italian Style; Symphonies 4, 5, 8, 9

Schumann Cello Concerto; Konzertstück for 4 horns and orchestra; Mass in C minor; Overture, Scherzo and Finale; Piano Concerto; Symphonies 2, 3, 4

Shchedrin Carmen Suite; Concerto for Orchestra 1

Shostakovich Cello Concerto 2; Festive Overture; Jazz Suite; Piano Concerto 2; Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarotti; Symphonies 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11; Violin Concerto 1

Sibelius Finlandia; Karelia suite; Scènes historique; Symphonies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7; Tapiola; Valse triste

Smetana Vltava

R Strauss Alpine Symphony; Death and Transfiguration; Der Rosenkavalier: overture and waltzes; Don Juan; Ein Heldenleben; Four Last Songs; Horn Concertos 1, 2; Le bourgeois gentilhomme; Oboe Concerto

Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks; Feu d’artifice; Firebird; Le chant du Rossignol; Petrushka; Pulcinella; Rite of Spring; Scènes de ballet; Symphony in C; Symphony in 3 movements; The Rake’s Progress

Suk Serenade for strings

Szymanowski Stabat Mater

Takemitsu How Slow the Wind

Talbot Hovercraft

Tanguy Incanto

Tavener The Protecting Veil

Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture; Capriccio italien; Eugene Onegin; Francesca da Rimini; Manfred; Nutcracker; Piano Concerto 1; Romeo and Juliet; Serenade for Strings; Souvenir de Florence; Symphonies 4, 5, 6; Violin Concerto

Tippett A Child of Our Time; Birthday Music for Prince Charles; Concerto for Double String Orchestra; Little Music for Strings; Piano Concerto; Ritual Dances from the Midsummer Marriage; Symphony 3; The Rose Lake

Torke Bright Blue Music

Ullmann Symphony 2

Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony; Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis; Five Mystical Songs; Hodie; London Symphony; Oboe Concerto; Pastoral Symphony; Symphonies 4, 6; The Lark Ascending; The Wasps; Toward the Unknown Region; Tuba Concerto; Variants on Dives and Lazarus; Serenade to Music

Verdi Overture: Force of Destiny; Requiem

Vine thirty-five objects

Vivaldi Four Seasons

Wada Folkloric Dance Suite

Wagner Forest Murmurs; Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan and Isolde); Siegfried Idyll

Walford Davies Everyman

Walton Belshazzar’s Feast; Cello Concerto; Crown Imperial; Partita; Portsmouth Point; Suite: Henry V

Warlock Capriol Suite

Weber Bassoon Concerto; Clarinet Concertos 1, 2; Der Freischutz

Webern Passacaglia

Weill Symphony 2

Woolrich Oboe Concerto; The Elephant from Celebes; The Ghost in the Machine

One Response to Repertoire

  1. That’s a pretty impressive list.

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