The works listed below are from the Schubert Ensemble’s Chamber Music 2000 project, which was set up in 1998 to provide challenging but accessible repertoire for young people and amateurs. The short works are scored for piano and single strings with works for every ability from grade 4 upwards. To buy scores and parts of the pieces, click on the titles below. Forty of these pieces can be heard performed by the Ensemble on two NMC recordings, a white room and Bright Future. 

Chamber Music 2000 Commissions
The pieces have been graded according
to technical difficulty, from Level 1 (easiest)
to Level 5 (hardest).

Barry, Gerald

Snow is White 

Piano, violin, viola, cello, L4 (2')

Beamish, Sally

Haunted House

Piano, violin, cello, L2 (1' 30")

Penguin Café

Piano, violin, cello, L3 (2')

Berkeley, Michael

Mini Drama

Piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass L3 (2')

Bingham, Judith

The Mystery of Boranup

Piano, violin, viola (or violin 2), cello L2 (2' 30")

Boyle, Rory

Campani in Aria

Piano, violin, viola, cello L4 (3' 30")

Butler, Martin

Spring Rounds

Piano, violin, viola, cello L2 (3')

Cashian, Philip

Music for the night sky

Piano, violin, viola, cello L4 (5')

Copley, Peter

Miniature Overture

Piano, violin, viola, cello L4 (3')

Cutler, Joe

Jiggadybox

Piano, 2 violins, viola, cello L5 (3' 30")

Michael Finnissy

Bright Future Ignoring Dark Past

Piano, violin, cello L4 (3' 30")

Firsova, Elena

Frozen Time

Piano, violin, viola, cello L5 (6'-7')

Fitkin, Graham

MacGuffin

Piano, violin, viola (or violin 2), cello, double bass L3 (parts 2 & 4), L5+ (parts 1,3 & 5) (14')

Gorb, Adam

Bittersweet

Piano, 2 violins, cello L5 (3' 30")

Hasse, Jean

Next Dance

Piano, violin, viola (or violin 2), cello L4 (3' 10")

Hellawell, Piers

Hall of Mirrors

Piano, violin, viola (or violin 2), cello L4 (3')

Hide in the Attic

Piano, 2 violins, cello L1 (2' 00")

Tidy Your Room

Piano, violin, viola (or violin 2), cello L5 (2' 30")

a white room

Piano, violin, viola (or violin 2), cello L3 (1' 30")

Hiscocks, Wendy

Kumas Dziesma (from Latvia)

Piano, violin, cello, L3 (3')

Vibrancy

Piano, violin, cello, L4 (2' 40")

Hughes, Ed

Secret Sky

Piano, violin, viola, cello L4 (5')

Knotts, David

Coyote Star Song

Piano, violin, cello, L4 (2' 20")

Leech, Owen

When the Moon Rises

Piano, 2 violins, viola (or violin 3), cello L4 (5'-6')

Le Fanu, Nicola

Miniature & Canon

Piano, violin, viola, cello L3 (3' 30")

Matthews, Colin

March

Piano, violin, cello, L2 (1' 30")

Nocturne

Piano, violin, cello, L3 (2')

Waltz

Piano, violin, cello, L2 (1' 30")

Matthews, David

Y Deryn Du (The Blackbird)

Piano, violin, viola (or violin 2), cello L4 (2')

 

McDowell, Cecilia

A Draught of Fishes

Piano, 2 violins, viola, cello L3 (3' 20")

 

Montague, Stephen

The Hammer Hawk

Piano, violin, viola (or violin 2), cello, double bass L4 (8')

 

Novák, Pavel Zemek

The Year of the Bird

Piano, violin, viola (or violin 2), cello L4 (6'-7', 12 movements)

 

Panufnik, Roxanna

Let me B

Piano, violin, viola, cello L3 (3')

 

Phibbs, Joe

Trio Semplice

Piano, violin, cello, L4 (4' 30", 3 pieces)

Poole, Geoffrey

Look Behind You!

Piano, violin, cello, L3 (5')

Pritchard, Alwynne

Barbara Allen: Fragments of a Lament

Piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass L4 (4')

Runswick, Daryl

Follow Follow

Piano, violin, viola (or violin 2), cello, double bass L2 (4' 30")

Rushton, Edward

Combat in the Year Thousand

Piano, 2 violins, cello L4 (6')

David Sawer

Riddle

Piano, violin, cello, L2 (1' 30")

Sculthorpe, Peter

From the River

Piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass L3 (5' 30")

Skempton, Howard

La Gora di Mulino

Piano, violin, viola (or violin 2), cello L3 (1' 30")

Steinhardt, Victor

Piano Quartet

Piano, violin viola, cello L5 (5')

Stott, Rachel

Serendipity and Household Objects

Piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass L3 (3', 5 pieces)

Warbeck, Stephen

Less Fighting

Piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass L4 (3')

Weir, Judith

Arise, arise!you slumbering sleepers

Piano, violin, viola, cello L4 (2' 30")

Woolrich, John

Five Pieces

Piano, violin, viola, cello L4 (4')

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