Christopher Hobbs' compositions
Experimental Music Catalogue
experimental music since 1969

Christopher Hobbs

Compositions

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Solo Piano / Keyboard

 

Out of Exercise 3 - 1970

Piano Piece 1-12 - 1973

Seven Sonatinas - 1975, 76, 77 (2), 79, 80, 86

5 Pieces for Casio MT 750 - 1990-91

Piano Piece 1991

24 Preludes - 1992. In NM0005: Hobbs, 24 Preludes, published by the EMC.

Changes (From A Compendium of Games) - 1994

L'Auteur se Retire (11 pieces) - 1996

Fifty in Two Thousand (pno, keyboard, percussion) - 2000. In NM0010: Hobbs, Fifty in Two Thousand, published by the EMC.

 

Duo Keyboard

 

Christmas Piece for Organ (duet); 2 volumes - 1967/8, 69

The Remorseless Lamb (pno duet or 2 pnos) - 1970

Pretty Tough Cookie (2 pnos) - c. 1972

First Duet Set (pno) - 1974

Second Duet Set (pno) - 1975

Alleluia (2 pnos) - 1977

5 Pieces for Live Batts! :

Batt Jogg

The Batts of the Delectable Mountains

Batt Scrapps

Batt Flapp

Batt Fancie (All for 2 elec kbs) - 1990

Stately, and Rather Remote (2 pnos) - 1992

From A Compendium of Games (2 pnos) - 1994

De Cage, apres Satie (2 pnos - from L'Auteur se Retire) - 1996

 

Multiple Keyboard

 

Czerny's 100 Royal Bouquet Waltzes for the Piano by Lanner and Strauss, arranged for Such as cannot reach an Octave (unspecified number of pnos) - c.1970

In Other Parts of the Forest (2 pnos, harmonium) - 1989

Second Doomsday Machine - c. 1971. In PTO0003, Hobbs PTO Pieces, published by the EMC.

 

Works for the Promenade Theatre Orchestra (1969-73)

 

Working Notes (3 toy pnos, reed org). In PTO0003, Hobbs PTO Pieces, published by the EMC.

MacCrimmon Will Never Return (4 r. org). In PTO0003, Hobbs PTO Pieces, published by the EMC.

Aran (perc, t. pno, r. org). In PTO0003, Hobbs PTO Pieces, published by the EMC.

He's My Guy (speaking voices, 4 r. org)

Oxford Street Walk (ob, cl, tmb, drum). In PTO0003, Hobbs PTO Pieces, published by the EMC.

12-bar Blues Machine (4 t. pno)

Sad Lost-F Mantra (4 t. pno). In PTO0003, Hobbs PTO Pieces, published by the EMC.

Mastery of the Beat (4 r. org)

Two 15th Century Roll-Offs (4 t. pno, 4 r. org). In PTO0003, Hobbs PTO Pieces, published by the EMC.

Trio (perc)

Woman Has Naught To Do With Fame (speaking voices, 4 r. org). In PTO0003, Hobbs PTO Pieces, published by the EMC.

Dufay Accompli (4 t. pno, 4 r. org). In PTO0003, Hobbs PTO Pieces, published by the EMC.

Scriabin Readymade (4 t. pno). In PTO0003, Hobbs PTO Pieces, published by the EMC.

With the Ascending Modulation, His Fame May Rise (3 r. org, perc)

G Major Machine (4 r. org)

Rhythm Walk (perc)

Imitation Roll-Off (ob, cl, tmb, perc). In PTO0003, Hobbs PTO Pieces, published by the EMC.

Straight Off the Top (ob, b.cl, tmb). In PTO0003, Hobbs PTO Pieces, published by the EMC.

The Back Gate of Kiev (4 r.org)

Out of Exercise (4 t. pno, 4 r. org)

Climax Hit-Off (4 t. pno, 4 r. org)

French Lady Gives Strict Counterpoint Lessons 4 r. org, 2 t. pno). In PTO0003, Hobbs PTO Pieces, published by the EMC.

 

Works for the Hobbs-White Duo (1973-76)

 

a) Duo Percussion

 

Number Piece 1 . In PTO0002: Hobbs Percussion Anthology, published by the EMC.

Heavy Viking Systems. In PTO0002: Hobbs Percussion Anthology, published by the EMC.

Number Piece 2. In PTO0002: Hobbs Percussion Anthology, published by the EMC.

A Fair Lick. In OEMC0001: Hobbs-White Duo Percussion Anthology, and PTO0002: Hobbs Percussion Anthology, both published by the EMC.

Lincoln E. Moses Comes Down From The Mountain. In OEMC0001: Hobbs-White Duo Percussion Anthology, and PTO0002: Hobbs Percussion Anthology, both published by the EMC.

Steady Pace Journey. In OEMC0001: Hobbs-White Duo Percussion Anthology, and PTO0002: Hobbs Percussion Anthology, both published by the EMC.

Timpani Studies. In OEMC0001: Hobbs-White Duo Percussion Anthology, and PTO0002: Hobbs Percussion Anthology, both published by the EMC.

Another Exercise. In PTO0002: Hobbs Percussion Anthology, published by the EMC.

Systemic Mettle

Knight's System

A Mother's Son

Number Piece 3

 

b) Other Combinations

 

Village Organist Roll-Off (2 t. pno, 2 r. org)

Festival Machine (2 r. org, perc, 2 bell metronomes). In PTO0003, Hobbs PTO Pieces, published by the EMC.

Mummers are Coming (2 t. pno, 2 r. org). In PTO0003, Hobbs PTO Pieces, published by the EMC.

Daughter of Luna (2 t. pno, 2 r. org, perc). In PTO0003, Hobbs PTO Pieces, published by the EMC.

Slow Swing (t. pno, r. org, tuba)

Prelude alla Reminiscenza (t. pno, r. org, bsn)

Intermezzo 1 & 2 (2 t. pno, perc)

 

Chamber Music (Solos and Duos)

 

Sonatina (tba, pno) - 1975

Preludes (tba, pno) - 1975

12 Sketches (tba, pno) - 1976

Sonatina (bsn, pno) - 1976

Study for Solo Percussion - 1977

Orangerearrangement (fl, perc) - 1977

Swiftly to Virginia (Eb cl, pno) - 1981/91

Rites of Passage (cl, pno/tam-tam) - 1982

Footlight and Fancy Bound (alto sax, vibes, tape) - 1984

Four Pieces (tba, elec kb) - 1986

Fanfares (2 Eb cl) - 1987

Tokyo Games (cl, elec kb) - 1991

Figuring on Nervous Drums (solo perc) - 1992

Sonatina (fl, pno) - 1992

17 One-Minute Pieces for Bass Clarinet and Casio MT750 - 1992

Why Not (solo b. cl) - 1994

Scherzo and Lyric (Eb cl, pno) - 1991/95

6 Duos for Tuba and Bass - 1997

 

Chamber Music (Ensembles)

 

Music for the Crumbling Cookie 1 & 2 (unspecified ens) - 1969/70

55 Endings from 66 Choral Improvisations in 8 Major Keys (mixed ens) - 1971

Out of Exercise 2 (mixed ens) - 1971

Piobaireachd Exercise (mixed ens) - 1971

Exercise for Percussionists - c.1972

Rondo - Fantasia (mixed ens) - 1974

Soft Saxon Systems (perc ens) - 1974

Aran (perc ens arr. of PTO piece for Obscure 2) - c.1975

6 Preludes and 5 Chorales (3 cl, b. cl) - 1975

Symphonic Dances (r. org, perc, t. pno) - 1975

Symphonic Dances II (tba, pno, r. org / perc) - 1975

Recitative (b. cl, vibes, cel, perc) - 1979

Three for Redlands (mixed ens) - 1979

Sextet (wind 5tet, tenor sax) - 1980

The Wide Open Spaces (mixed ens) - 1981

Four Studies in Shadow (b. fl, b. cl, bsn) - 1984

Four Pieces (mixed ens) - 1985

A Short Set (mixed ens) - 1986

Movement (mixed ens) - 1986

Gothic Swing (2 Eb cl, 2 vla, vibes, pno) - 1987

" (rev. arr for Eb cl, cl, 2 saxes, vla, vc, vibes, mar, pno) - 1997

Another Part of the Forest (2Eb cl, 2 vla, vibes, pno) - 1988

Strong Intending (Eb cl, b. cl, elec kb) - 1991

A Window Opened on a Distant World (double wind 5tet, pno) - 1992

17 One-Minute Pieces (Eb cl, b. cl, Casio MT750) - 1995 (arr. of 1992 set above)

Starscape (str 4tet, vibes) - 1997

L'Auteur se Retire (Apres A.E.L.S.) (mixed ensemble) - 1998

 

Orchestra

 

The Arnold/Wolf-Ferrari Orchestra Book 1969-70

 

Strings

 

Harp Star-Pieces - 1967

Trio (2 vln, 3 vla, 2 vc) - 1968

17 One-Minute Pieces (4tet) - 1980

Second String Quartet - 1987

 

Verbal Pieces
(All the following are, except where specified, for indeterminate number and variety of performers)

 

One Note 1966. In OEMC0007, Verbal Anthology, published by the EMC.

Voicepiece - 1967. In OEMC0007, Verbal Anthology, published by the EMC.

To All Who Live in Simple Unpretentious Houses - (Composition, Feb 10 1968). In OEMC0007, Verbal Anthology, published by the EMC.

Song 1 - 1968

Measuring Means - 1968. In OEMC0007, Verbal Anthology, published by the EMC.

Shortly Before Midnight - c.1968

The Glory of Highland Scotland - Tour 47 - (Composition, Sep 3 1968). In OEMC0007, Verbal Anthology, published by the EMC.

Song 2 - 1968

Walk Event 1968. In OEMC0007, Verbal Anthology, published by the EMC.

Too Soft to Touch, but Too Lovely not to Try - (Composition, Nov 27, Dec 16 1968). In OEMC0007, Verbal Anthology, published by the EMC.

Higgins' Eternal Ink - (Composition, Dec 25 1968). In OEMC0007, Verbal Anthology, published by the EMC.

125 Questions for Pianists - 1969. In OEMC0007, Verbal Anthology, published by the EMC.

Two Compositions, 21 May 1969. In OEMC0007, Verbal Anthology, published by the EMC.

The Friesian Cow - 1969. In OEMC0007, Verbal Anthology, published by the EMC.

Can You Hear Me, Mother? - 1970

 

Vocal Pieces

 

2 Watt Settings (male-voice 4tet) - c.1970

The Castle Keep (amplified speaking voices) - 1970

Four Morgenstern Songs (bton, pno or pno duet) - 1975

The Mountebanks (operetta) - 1976

In The Silent Void (bton, vla, pno/perc) - 1981

Five Morgenstern Songs (bton, pno) - 1984

Conspicuous Consumer (mezzo, mixed ens) - 1988

" (rev version, sop, pno) - 1997

Drei Lieder aus <Der Struwwelpeter> (mezzo or bton, pno) - 1990

Extended Relationships and False Endings (amplified speaking voices, ens) -

1992-3

Sono Cantusque Congrua (male-voice 4tet) - 1994

No One May Ever Have The Same Knowledge Again (taped speaking voices, mixed ens) - 1996. NM0011, Hobbs, No One, published by the EMC.

 

Electric Pieces

 

Home (tape) - c.1970

Still Life, and Moving (kbs, tape) - 1979

Still Life, and Moving (Detail) (kbs, tape) - 1979

The Only Game in Town (kbs) - 1983

Back Seat Album (Casio VL-Tone, tape) - 1983

Come On, Get It Together, Chaps! (computer) - 1988

Changes 1 & 2 (computer) - 1988

 

Theatre Music (Songs and/or Incidental Music)

 

The Loves, Lives and Murders of Lancelot Barabbas Quail - 1977

The Measures Taken - 1978

A Chaste Maid in Cheapside - 1979

The Storm - 1979

Bloomers from Bash Street - 1980

Pericles - 1980

The Broken Heart - 1981

An Italian Straw Hat - 1981

Berenice - 1982

Uncle Vanya (2 productions) - 1982

Britannicus - 1982

The Mother-in-Law - 1982

Hamlet - 1983

Exit the King - 1983

Twelfth Night - 1983

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - 1985

Alice in Wonderland - 1985

Life is a Dream - 1986

Amphitryon - 1990

The Exception and the Rule - 1990

 

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