Sinfonietta Shorts
Short works from the London Sinfonietta commissioning series

Sinfonietta Shorts are bite-sized pieces by today's leading composers; commissioned and premiered by the principal players of the London Sinfonietta. The series started in 2008 to celebrate the ensemble's 40th birthday, and the works created for it have enduring relevance as bite-sized introductions to the best new music of our time.

The first five Sinfonietta Shorts were premiered in 2008, and five years on, the series is back with five more. London Sinfonietta's Principal Players perform the pieces live as part of The New Music Show, on Sunday 8 December at Southbank Centre.

Watch videos with composers and artists discussing the works in this series here

For tickets to The New Music Show on the 8 December click here


The works are:

Harrison Birtwistle  Duet 3 (supported by Nick & Claire Prettejohn) 
Mark Bowden Parable (created on Writing the Future, generously supported by Michael and Patricia McLaren-Turner and Anthony Mackintosh)
Dai Fujikura es (supported by Robert Clark and Susan Costello)
Jonathan Harvey Little Duo (supported by Sir John and Lady Tusa) 
Anna Meredith Axeman


Click on the covers below for more information about each track and links to purchase.






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