Walter Wurzburger   1914 — 1995

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Walter Wurzburger’s concerts with Kingston Philharmonia

Walter Wurzburger’s compositions 1941 to 1995
Works marked with * have been recorded.
Where you see a click to play image, you can click to play the track.
Where you see a click to download image, you can click to view and download the sheet music.
Where you see a click to play image, click to follow the link to a video recording. Currently, these are all from the Performing the Jewish Archive project of the Arts and Humanities Research Council
There are also a number of instrumental studies and unfinished works
OpusYearWorkInstDed
11941Song: 'Vereinsamt' (Nietzsche) (also called 'Autumn')*  click to play the recording  Song:  video link video link (plus sketches for orchestration [see also revision and orchestration Opus 53 (1991)])
First performed at (?) Kingston Liberal Synagogue, by Rachael Mills & Steven Corley 12-04-1997
Voice and pianoUwe Radok
21940/1String Trio*  click to play the recording  String Trio video link ([plus transcript of 3rd movt for keyboard])
First performed at the Gesprächkonzert in Berlin 24-04-2014
2 vlns & cello
31941String Quartet No 1  String Quartet No 1 video link
41941Quintet ('Five informal sketches') (plus some revisions 1976)2 tpt, 3 t sax
- -1942Toccata and Fugue for Organ ((31/12/41-07/01/42))Uwe Radok
- -1942Untitled keyboard piece
- -1942Untitled piece for tenor sax and piano (2 movements)
- -19433 part invention for keyboard
- -1943Passacaglia for Organ  Passacaglia-1943.pdf ((15/06/43))
- -19433 exercises for keyboard: Allemande; Sonata entry of 1st & 2nd subj; Ground Bass
- -1943Suite for Orchestra ((1 movt complete in piano score, orchestration incomplete) (unfinished))
- -1944‘Another Uwe Radok Fugue on a familiar subject’  ‘Another Uwe Radok Fugue on a familiar subject’ ((04/01/44))
- -- -Passacaglia
- -1944Slow movement for keyboard
- -1944Piano Pieces ‘For Children’ numbers 3,5 & 6
- -1944Sonata for keyboard (1st movement)
61944String Quartet No 2*  String Quartet No 2 video link
First performed at first modern performance Kingston Liberal Synagogue, The Aylwin String Ensemble, 19.2.2000 30-11--0001
51946Wind Quintet ('Little Chamber Music') video link
First performed at First perf Melbourne 1949/50) 30-11--0001
(fl/cl/ob/hn/bn)
- -1946Duo for Clarinet and Viola (unfinished)
5a1946Piece for Clarinet and Piano  Piece for Clarinet and Piano video link
- -1947Fugue in 4 parts for keyboard
- -1947Untitled sketches for keyboard (unfinished)
- -1947/8Toccata for Organ  Toccata-for-Organ-1947-8.pdf
- -- -3 untitled fugues for keyboard
- -- -Overture (sketches in piano score with indications for orchestration) (unfinished)
- -- -Sonata for Violin and Piano (unfinished) (mid 1940s) ([date based on paper used])
- -- -String quartet movement sketch (1940s?) (unfinished)
- -- -Clarinet Quintet movements (1940s?) ((1 complete; 1 unfinished; 1 sketch))
- -- -Trio for flute, clarinet and piano sketches (1940s?)(unfinished)
71948Divertimento 3 movts
First performed at First perf British Music Society, Melbourne 16-08-1949
2 cl & bn
- -1948For Anne Gregory'(Yeats), song*  click to play the recording  For Anne Gregory video link ([in 2 alternate keys])
First performed at First performance Kingston Liberal Synagogue, Rachael Mills & Steven Corley, 12.04.97 30-11--0001
voice and piano
81949Septet (1 movement)fl/ob/cl/2vln/va/vc
- -1949Trio for clar, vla and pno (unfinished) (also a second movt for same combination, 1951)
- -1950Sonata for unaccompanied viola (unfinished)
- -1951Clarinet studies (also some from c1955-6) (sketches)
- -1955/6Piano piece (2 movts)
91960Trio (further revisions 1963)cl/ob/bn
161960Movement for wind Septet ('Falmouth')*2ob/cl/2hn/bn
171962Wind Septet 3 movts*
First performed at First perf Morley College, London, cond Peter Racine Fricker ?1964 30-11--0001
- -1963String Quartet no 3 (unfinished - 2 movts)
- -1963Piece for oboe solo (4 short movts)  Piece-for-Oboe-Solo.pdf
- -1963Piano piece (unfinished)
141963/4Study for piano
151964Dialogue for Clarinet and Piano
- -1965‘Mosaic’ for orchestra (unfinished) (revised 1978,1980, 1986 (unfinished))
- -1965Concertino for tenor saxophone & wind (unfinished)
121965Study for Guitar
First performed at First performance Kingston Liberal Synagogue, Thomas Hartman, 12.04.97 30-11--0001
- -1965'Chance music' for 4 horns (unfinished)
101965Two single movements for Horn Quartet (‘Jazz quartets for 4 horns’)  Wurzburger-4-Horns-Jazz-1-Parts.pdf Wurzburger-4-horns-Jazz-1-Score.pdf Wurzburger-4-Horns-Jazz-2-Parts.pdf Wurzburger-4-Horns-Jazz-2-Score.pdf
111965Horn Quartet (revised 1973)4 horns
- -1966Dallapiccola Variations2fl/2ob/CA/2cl/BCl/2Hn/2bn
- -1966Piano piece (unfinished)
131967'The Plate' for voices and small orchestra
- -1966Reveille (written for Music Camp)Oboe 2 Cl, Bass Cl & perc; also 1974 version for Oboe and 2 bassoons
- -1966Study for Clarinet
261967Double wind quintet 'Sequences'
First performed at First perf Twickenham College of Technology 1967 30-11--0001
Julie Friedeberger
181971Ensemble study 1 (ES1) (Originally titled ‘Occasional Piece 1’)tpt/2 a sax/2 t sax
191971Ensemble study 2 ([published Janus publ as ‘Fanfare – Toccata’])
First performed at First perf Morley College 30-11--0001
ob/cl (originally tpt/sax)
291971Klavierstück 1 ((revised 1973) publ 1973 Thames Publishing)
- -1971Saxophone studies (numbers 6,7,8,10,11,13,14,15)
201972Ensemble study 3
First performed at First perf Leighton House 30-11--0001
3cl or tpt/a sax/t sax
211972Ensemble study 4 ((ES 3&4 publ 1983 Janus Music as 2 bagatelles for 3 cl))3cl or tpt/a sax
281972Happy Birthday variations for piano ((plus revisions 1973 & 1975); orchestration of intro)
- -197212 Recorder pieces
- -1972Duo for 2 bassoons (unfinished)
221973Ensemble study 5a and t sax, or 2 cl
271973ENS-B1 (Ensemble study B1)cl/tpt/2 a sax/t sax/b sax
- -1973Concertino for Bassoon and orchestra ((unfinished - based on sketches from 1965))
- -1976Duo for viola and clarinet or bassoon and cello (1 movt)
301977Klavierstück II (for Libby Crandon)
- -1977/8Canons ([no 1 publ in ‘book of rounds’ 1977])
- -1977Round for 4 recorders
- -1977Book of Rounds (a) WW & Chris Gordon (publ Janus Music)
- -19782 pieces for recorder ((no 1 unfinished))
231978Ensemble study 62 desc rec/treb rec or 3 cl
241978Ensemble study 72 fl/2 cl
311978Klavierstück III*
First performed at 1st perf October Gallery, London, Sally Mays, 21.1.89 30-11--0001
331978Piece for 2 pianos ((started April 1975))
251979Ensemble study 8*fl/ob/cl/bn
- -1980The red balloon - children's incidental musicrecorder guitar and accordion
321981Klavierstück IV*
First performed at 1st perf BMIC, London, Peter Lawson 8.3.83 30-11--0001
341981Saxophone Quartet* (private demo tape made, no public performance)
- -1981Little Anthem for Ruth and Madeleine
351981Ten studies for clarinet solo
36a19813 pieces for clarinet
36b19823 pieces for viola solo  3 pieces for viola solo (adapted from 36a)
First performed at First perf Sussex University, Matt Kelly, 1983 30-11-1982
371982Piece for viola and piano*  click to play the recording  Piece for viola and piano
First performed at the BMIC by Matt Kelly & Libby Crandon 17-01-1989
Matt Kelly
381982Concertino for violin and orchestra*
First performed at 1st perf Kingston Parish Church, John Crawford & Kingston Philharmonia, cond WW, 26.3.83 30-11--0001
John Crawford
- -198315 Rounds ((several appear in book of rounds 1984))
391983/4Piano Concerto*
First performed at 1st perf Kingston Parish Church, Sally Mays & KP/WW, 30.6.84 30-11--0001
Sally Mays
- -1984Book of Rounds (b) WW, Chris Gordon and Elizabeth London
40a1984Suite in baroque style for Flute and Clarinet  Suite-in-Baroque-Style.pdf
40b1984Sonata in Classical style  Sonata-for-Flute-and-Clarinet.pdffl/cl
40c1985Duo In the romantic style  Duo in the Romantic style for flute and clarinetfl/cl
421986Klavierstück V  Klavierstück 5
First performed at First perf October Gallery, Sally Mays, 21.1.89 30-11--0001
431986Duo for clarinet and Bassoon (Rondo - Fugato on BACH)
411987String Quartet No 4*
First performed at First perf RNCM Hanson Str Qu 7.7.89 30-11--0001
441988Violin Sonata*
First performed at the BMIC by John Crawford & LibbyCrandon 17-01-1989
Madeleine Wurzburger
451988Quartet 'Quovnvap'*
First performed at First perf BMIC, Andrew Westrop/John Crawford/Matt Kelly/Libby Crandon 30-11--0001
ob/vln/va/pno
- -19884 Clarinet Studies
461989Klavierstück VIHannah Wurzburger
471989Cello sonata
First performed at First performance Kingston Liberal Synagogue, Sarah Hedley-Miller & Mary Beat, 12.04.97 30-11--0001
Betty Lewis
481989Danse Russe for String Quartet  Danse Russe for String Quartet
491990String Quartet No 5*
First performed at first performance Kingston Liberal Synagogue, The Aylwin String Ensemble, 19.2.2000 30-11--0001
501990Quartet for Clarinet and strings*  click to play the recording  Quartet for Clarinet and strings
First performed at Kingston Parish Church by Richard Stockall, Graham Maidment, Matt Kelly and Vivian Williams. 17-05-2014
511990Overture for string orchestra*
First performed at First Perf St Andrews Church, Surbiton, Kingston Philharmonia, cond Tom Hartman 12.10.96 30-11--0001
52a1991The art of losing' (Emily Jackman)*  click to play the recording
First performed at Kingston Liberal Synagogue, by Rachael Mills & Steven Corley 12-04-1997
Voice and pianoKathryn Harries
52b1991'The art of losing'Voice and 7-piece ensemble
53a1991'Exile', voice and piano   (revision of 1 (1941))Uwe Radok
53b1991Exile', voice and orchestra (orchestration of 53a)
First performed at First perf St Andrew's Church, Surbiton, Ann Liebeck (sop), Kingston Philharmonia cond Tom Hartman 30-11--0001
Uwe Radok
5419917 Short pieces for Piano (Kleine Klavierstücke)*  Kleine Klavierstück 1 Kleine Klavierstück 2 Kleine Klavierstück 3 Kleine Klavierstück 4 Kleine Klavierstück 5 Kleine Klavierstück 6 Kleine Klavierstück 7
First performed at Kingston Parish Church (first complete performance) by Sally Mays 17-05-2014
551991Organ Prelude and Fugue  Organ Prelude and Fugue ((partly adapted from Opus 54 no 7))Uwe Radok
- -1991GKK (‘Gar klein’ Klavierstücke) (Very short piano pieces)  Gar klein klavierstück 1 Gar klein klavierstück 2 Gar klein klavierstück 3 Gar klein klavierstück 5 Gar klein klavierstück 6 (1,2,3,5,6 complete)
561992Klavierstück VII  Klavierstück 7
571993Violin Concerto (3 movements) (ded John Crawford) (first movt revised version of 39)
First performed at First perf 1993 30-11--0001
John Crawford
581992Klavierstück VIII ('Classical Sonata')  Klavierstück 8 (Julie Friedeberger
591993Klavierstück IX  Klavierstück 9
First performed at First perf Kingston Synagogue, Libby Crandon, 30.3.95 (WW's funeral) 30-11--0001
Libby Crandon
601993Elevation' song for voice and piano (Franz Werfel  Elevation
First performed at First performance Kingston Liberal Synagogue, Rachael Mills & Steven Corley, 12.04.97 30-11--0001
611994Klavierstück X('Sonata classica anachronistica')  Klavierstück 10
621994Suite for String Orchestra*
631994Klavierstück XI  Wurzburger-String-Trio-Final-Edit-JT_Score.pdf
First performed at First performance Kingston Liberal Synagogue, Libby Crandon, 12.04.97 30-11--0001
- -1995Passacaglia keyboard/str trio ((complete but unedited draft in notebook IV))