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 later, the series was back with five more. London Sinfonietta's Principal Players performed the pieces live as part of The New Music Show, on 8 December 2013 at Southbank Centre.
Watch videos with composers and artists discussing the works in this series 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
Released in 2016:
Jordan Hunt Siren
Samantha Fernando Kinesphere
Francisco Coll Hyperlude IV
Matt Rogers Orac
Harrison Birtwistle Duet 4 (supported by Nick & Claire Prettejohn)
Harrison Birtwistle Duet 5 (supported by Nick & Claire Prettejohn)
Harrison Birtwistle Bourdon
Harrison Birtwistle The Message (supported by Robert McFarland)
Click on the covers below for more information about each track and links to purchase.