Michael Taplin
List of Works
Orchestra/Large Ensemble
Swirling Tides (2015-16, rev. 2017)
In two versions

Version 1:
Duration: c. 4’
Orchestration: Fl., Ob., Cl., Bsn., Hrn., Tpt., Trb., Tba., 1 Perc., Harp., Pno., Strings (1.1.1.1.1).
Premiere Information: First performed by the Britten-Pears Contemporary Ensemble on 24th June 2016 in Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh conducted by Jonathan Berman.

Version 2:
Duration: c. 6’
Orchestration: 2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 Cl., 2 Bsn., 2 Hrn., 2 Tpt., 1 Trb., 1 Tba., 2 Perc., Hp., Strings (12. 10. 8. 8. 4).
Premiere Information: First performed by Ose! Symphonic Orchestra, on 26th March 2017, in the Alhambra, Geneva, conducted by Daniel Kawka.

Lambent Fires (2015, rev. 2017)
In two versions

Version 1:
Duration: c. 10’
Orchestration: Fl., Cl., Hrn., 1 Perc., Strings (1.0.1.1.1).
Premiere Information: Commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society for the Philharmonia Orchestra. First performed by the Philharmonia as part of the 2015/16 "Music of Today" series of concerts at the Royal Festival Hall on 23rd June 2016 conducted by Diego Masson.

Version 2:
Duration: c. 10’
Orchestration: Fl. Cl., Tbn., 1 Perc., Elec Gtr., Pno., Strings (1.0.1.1.0).
Premiere Information: First performed by Musique Nouvelles, conducted by Jean-Paul Dessy, as part of the 2017 Tactus Composers' Forum, Mons, Belgium.

Ebbing Tides (2015-16)

Duration: c. 6’
Orchestration: 3 Fl., 3 Ob., 3. Cl., 3 Bsn., 4 Hrn., 3 Tpt., 3., Trb., 1 Tba., Timp., 2 Perc., Pno., Hp., Strings (14. 12. 10. 8. 6).
Premiere Information: Commissioned for the London Symphony Orchestra through the LSO Discovery Panufnik Composers Scheme, supported by the Helen Hamlyn Trust. First performed by the London Symphony Orchestra on 14th December 2016, conducted by Fabien Gabel, in the Barbican Hall, London.

Silent Voices (2015)

Duration: c. 10’
Orchestration: 1 Fl., 1 Bass Fl., 2 Ob., 1 Cl., 1 Contra Cl., 2 Bsn., 1 Hrn., 1 Tpt., 1 Trb., 1 Tba., 2 Perc., Strings (0.0.0.0.1).
Premiere Information: First performed by the RCM Wind Ensemble in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall on 9th July 2015.

SHARD (2013-14)

Duration: c. 3’
Orchestration: Fl., Ob., Cl., Bsn., Hrn., Tpt., Trb., Tba., 1 Perc., Harp., Pno., Strings (1.1.1.1.1).
Premiere Information: Written as part of the 2013 Britten Pears Composition and Performance Course. First performed by the Britten Pears Ensemble, conducted by Gregory Charette, on 12th July 2013 in the Britten Studio, Snape .
Chamber (2-5 players)
Two Pieces after Luigi Nono (2014)

Duration: c. 4
Orchestration: 5 Viols (1 Treble, 2 Tenors, 2 Basses).
Premiere Information: tbc.

5 Preludes (2014)

Duration: c. 8’
Orchestration: Fl. Cl. Pno., Vln., Vc.
Premiere Information: First performed by the Dartington New Music Ensemble on 14th August 2014 in Dartington's Great Hall conducted by Mark Simpson.

String Quartet No. 1 “Elusive Time” (2011)

Duration: c. 12’
Orchestration: 2 Vln., Vla., Vc.
Premiere Information: tbc.

Distilled Water (2011)

Duration: c. 7
Orchestration: Fl., Ob., Cl., Hrn., Bsn.
Premiere Information: Commissioned by the Guildhall School of Music & Drama for the 2011 June Emerson Launchpad Wind and Brass competition. First performed by various Wind Quintet's of the GSMD on 7th October 2011 in the Music Hall at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
Solo
Koerner (2014, rev. 2016)

Duration: c. 5’
Orchestration: Solo Flute.
Premiere Information: Premiered by Daniel Shao in Chapel Royal, Brighton on 6th September 2016.

Forever Flowing Down Slowly

Duration: c. 15’
Orchestration: Solo Piano.
Premiere Information: Premiered by Késia Decote, Holy Trinity Church, Sutton Coldfield on 29th July 2017.
Opera/Theatre
Night Dance (2011)

Duration: c. 20
Orchestration: 3 Sop., 1 Mezzo., 1 Perc., Tape., Harp., Strings (0.0.1.1.1).
Premiere Information: First performed as part of the Opera Gallery show in the Silk Street Theatre, Barbican on 16th and 17th April 2011, directed by Stuart Barker.