BODY PERCUSSION

CHORAL

ORCHESTRAL

SOLO & DUO

CONCERTO

YOUNG PERFORMERS

CHAMBER

OPERA


BODY PERCUSSION


HANDSFREE

12 Mins (2012)
No instruments
Written with choreographer David Ogle

Anna’s first body-percussion piece written with David Ogle was premiered by the National Youth Orchestra at the BBC Proms, Southbank Centre, Barbican Centre with flashmob performances on the M6 Services. It has since been performed by youth orchestras from around the World.

HandsFree can now be hired as a combination pack of workshops and resources leading to a tailored performance.

“It’s a tour de force for the NYO, who performed it from memory and were greeted with a standing ovation, richly deserved” The Guardian

“Exhilarating… Mesmerising” The Times

“Breathtaking… Astonishing” Huffington Post


CONNECT IT

4 mins (2014)
No instruments
Written with Choreographer David Ogle
Classroom Resources

Anna Meredith & choreographer David Ogle created Connect It for the BBC’s Ten Pieces project which reached half of the UK’s primary school children during 2015.

Connect It can now be hired as a combination pack of workshops and resources leading to a tailored performance.


ORCHESTRAL


FIVE TELEGRAMS

25 mins (2018)
Symphony orchestra, youth SATB chorus & young brass and percussion players

In collaboration with 59 Productions doing projections/visuals. For BBC Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and Proms Youth Ensemble. Written to celebrate the centenary of the First World War, it premiered at the BBC Proms Curtain Opener on 12th July 2018 and was performed at the First Night of the Proms and the First Night of the Edinburgh International Festival.

A VR version of the piece called Nothing To Be Written marked the first ever VR Prom which launched in August 2018.


VARMINTS WITH ORCHESTRA

For band & orchestra (2/2/2/2 2/2/0/0 1xPerc Str) (2018)

New arrangements of the entire Varmints album for chamber orchestra to play alongside the band. The show was premiered at Queen Elizabeth Hall with the Southbank Sinfonia in 2018 and received some lovely reviews like thisthis and this. It was also performed at the Edinburgh International Festival and at Birmingham’s Town Hall.


MOON

5 x 4 mins (2013)
(Amplified) chamber orchestra (2/1/1/0 0/1/0/0 1xPerc Str) with electronics and live drawing by Eleanor Meredith

Moon is a suite of pieces for amplified chamber orchestra, live electronics and live drawing by Eleanor Meredith. It was conceived as part of a larger education commission but also as a stand-alone suite and was recently performed by Sinfonia VIVA as part of their After Hours season.


SMATTER HAULER

5 mins (2015)
Flexible ensemble - to be memorised: 7x 5 player mixed mini ensembles & 7 Percussionists
(original performance was: Picc/3/3+ B.Clt/2/A.Sax 3/6/5/2 7xPerc 0/0/3xVcl/3xD.B)

Open-scored BBC Proms commission for the newly formed BBC Proms Youth Ensemble and the Aurora Orchestra conducted by Nick Collon. It was performed from memory at The Proms 2015.

“Bright-tones and rhythmically punchy, Smatter Hauler seized the attention and held it” The Guardian


ANNO

50 mins (2016)
String Orchestra, surround electronics, surround visuals

Written for the Scottish Ensemble placing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons next to my own material, for surround electronics, string orchestra and harpsichord - all accompanied by surround visuals by Eleanor Meredith. Premiered as as part of Spitalfields Festival in June 2016 with Scottish performances in November 2016.

It was also performed at Edinburgh Fringe in August 2018 and is available on double LP, CD and download via Moshi Moshi Records.

Magical… Italian baroque meets techno The Times ****

Her music dovetails perfectly with Vivaldi’s, despite being written centuries apart, the thick musical tapestry gently jarring, yet at times so richly soothing… The Herald *****

The Guardian **** The Scotsman **** Bachtrack ****

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FOUR TRIBUTES TO 4AM

10 mins (2011)
Amplified chamber orchestra (2+Picc/2/2/2 2/2/2+B.Tbn 2xPerc Str) with electronics and film (by Eleanor Meredith)


FRINGEFLOWER

5 mins (2008)
Chamber orchestra (2 both dbl.Picc/2/2/2 4/2/0/0 Timp Str)


FLAK

12 mins (2007)
Large ensemble (ob/s.sax/2xtpt/hn/b.tbn.e.gtr/b.gtr/vln/vla/vcl/db) with Live Electronics


CONCERTO


ORIGAMI SONGS

14 mins (2014)
Solo Recorder, strings, harpsichord, clarinet dbl. Eb & Bass, trombone, percussion

Origami Songs is a set of 5 movements written by Anna for the recorder player Erik Bosgraff and the Aurora Orchestra. The Australian premiere was by Erik Bosgraff with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in May 2017.


CONCERTO FOR BEATBOXER AND ORCHESTRA

12 mins (2010)
Solo Beatboxer, Large Ensemble + 5 Ensemble Beatboxers (Ob/Clt dbl Eb/B.Clt/Sop Sax dbl Al Sax/C.Bsn Hn/Tpt/B.Tbn 3xPerc Harp E.Gtr Mandolin 3xVln/2xVla/2xVcl/DB)


LEFT LIGHT

12 mins (2009)
Double Piano Concerto with Chamber Orchestra (1+Picc/2/2/1+CBsn 4/2/3/0 Timps 3xPerc Harp Str)


BARCHAN

10 mins (2007)
Solo Trombone with (lower half of) Symphony Orchestra (A.Flt/C.A/2xB.Clt/2+C.Bsn 2/2xFgl/Tbn/B.Tbn/Tba Timp 3xPerc Cel. 2xHp 0/0/Vla/Vcl/DB)



TRIPOTAGE MINIATURES

2016
(3x duets, 2x trios, 1x sextet - can be performed as separate pieces or as a set) - flt(dbl A flt & picc)/ob (dbl CA)/clt (dbl Eb)/horn/vla/db

DUETS (3 mins)
Picc & db (2 mins), viola & cor anglias (3 mins), horn & Eb clarinet (3 mins)

TRIOS (2 mins)
Alto flute, oboe and horn (2 mins), clarinet, viola, double bass (2 mins)

SEXTET (3 mins)
Flt/ob/clt/hn/vla/db (3 mins) 


SONGS FOR THE M8

5 x 2min (2005)
String Quartet

Movements II and V were included in the OST for The Favourite (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos) for which Olivia Coleman won an Oscar in 2018


BRISK WIDOW

12 mins (2015)
2 x drummers, quad-diffused electronics, optional part for 4 spotlights!
Written with percussionist Sam Wilson


OCTET

6mins (2011)
Flt/clt/2bsn/2tpt/2tbn


RAILGUN

8 mins (2012)
Clt/hn/pno/vln/vla/vcl


STUDIES FOR BIG BAND

12 mins (2016)
Structured/devised piece, flexible instrumentation but originally written with 12 piece jazz orchestra.

Hire costs include time spent working with Anna on the piece.


FLY-BY-NIGHT

3 mins (2004)
Sop/pno/vln/vcl - 3mins (2004)


CHORALE

8 mins (2010)
String quartet and MRI Scanner (quad-diffused electronics)


FOUR TO THE FLOOR

5 mins (2005)
Bass clarinet quartet


MUSIC FOR RAVENS

3 mins (2005) 
String quartet


SPOOK

5 mins (2015)
Guitar, string quartet, marimba


TWO MOVEMENTS FOR TRUMPET & QUARTET

2 x 3 mins (2014)
Trumpet and string quartet


A SHORT TRIBUTE TO TEENAGE FANCLUB

4 mins (2013)
String quartet



ET PUER NOBIS NATUS EST

3mins (2009)
Carol SATB
Words by William Souter


INFANT SORROW & INFANT JOY

2x 2mins (2013)
Children's Voices (S+A)
Words by William Blake


HEAL YOU

5mins (2010)
S/S/A
Words by Philip Ridley


SONGLESS

4 mins (2009)
SATB with snare drum
Words by Philip Ridley


ON SUCH A DAY

10 mins (2008)
S/S/B (solo) flt/clt/hn/tbn/vln/vcl
Words by Philip Ridley


SOLO & DUO


GIGUE

4 mins (2014)
For economy dance mat and electronics
Written with percussionist Sam Wilson


AXEMAN

3 mins (2004)
Bassoon with distortion pedal and amplification


BRISK WIDOW

12 mins (2015)
2 x drummers, quad sound electronics, optional part for 4 spotlights!


FIN LIKE A FLOWER

3 mins (2010)
Counter Tenor and Harp
Words by Philip Ridley


FLEX

5 mins (2004)
Solo percussion (flexible instrumentation)


HEX

5 mins (2003)
Violin & cello


CHARGED

5 mins (2006)
Solo violin


CAMBERWELL GREEN

4 mins (2010)
Solo piano


LYLAT

2009
Any instrument - Grade 1 Standard with Electronic Backing
(Free Download)


YOUNG PERFORMERS


THREE/FOUR

5 mins (2012)
Multi level (Grades 6/7/8) percussion ensemble (3x Gp of 4 players)


INFANT SORROW & INFANT JOY

2x 2mins (2013)
Children's Voices (S+A)


MOON

5 x 3 mins (written by Anna Meredith) (2013)
7 x 3 mins (written by young participants with Jack Ross & James Redwood) (2013)
Orchestra and electronics



TARANTULA IN PETROL BLUE

90 mins (2009)
Libretto - Philip Ridley
Young performers + professional performers, amplified large ensemble with electronics