Op.44 – Songs of the World for soprano and ensemble

Oct 2019 – ca 10 mins

Written following an inspire-trip to Vienna.

Set to 3 poems by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

I. Weltgeheimnis (Secret of theWorld)
II. Lied der Welt (Song of the World)
III. Wast ist dieWelt? (What is theWorld?)

Commissioned and first performed by Psappha at Hallé St. Peter’s in Ancoats, Manchester.
With Daisy Brown, soprano and Stephen Barlow, conductor.
Generously supported by the Hinrichsen Foundation, PRS Foundation and Psappha’s Composition Bank.
Recorded on NMC, bonus downloadable tracks. (

A new version, Lieder der Welt was specially commissioned for the IJ-Salon concert series in Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam.
Premiered by Camerata RCO, Alissa Firsova and soprano, Jeannette van Shaik.
For sop, cl, hn, vln, vla, vc & pno