Recommended Repertoire


Use our highlighted works repertoire guides to help get you inspired, engaged and involved into the world of contemporary music.

Here at CoMA we want to make our catalogue of works as accessible to you as possible, so we have created a list of pieces suitable for students, people who are just starting their journey into contemporary music, and easy-to-learn pieces suitable for amateurs.

Pieces for flexible instrumental ensemble with keyboard and percussion

May Kay Yau: Four Nightmares 

Zoe Martlew: Slap On

Alex Campkin: Counting My Numberless Fingers

Robert Szymanek: i can’t do this without you

Dave Smith: Bunnahabhain (from Whiskies of Islay)

Peter McGarr: Imaginary Orchestras

Pieces for flexible instrumental ensemble with keyboard and voices

Naomi Pinnock: Four Humours

Pieces for flexible instrumental ensemble with keyboard, percussion, and voices

Paul Burnell: Four Minutes, Four Daydreams

Pieces for flexible instrumental ensemble with percussion

Philip Venables: Dutch Courage

Zbigniew Rudzinski: Hot Blast

Pieces for flexible instrumental ensemble in four-part open score

Howard Skempton: Sirens for Orchestra

Roxanna Panufnik: CoMa(Chord)

Joanna Baille: Hildegardstraße – This piece also has an accompanying backing track

 

Our Open Score anthology features more pieces in four-part open score and can be found here.

You can listen to excerpts of our recommendations from this anthology below.

Stephen Montague: Dead Cat Bounce

Jonathan Harvey: Climbing Frame

Michael Nyman: In C interlude

 

Are you looking for something for a particular size of ensemble or instrumentation? Drop us an email on music@coma.org and we can help you find something.

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