List of Compositions

Composing commissions are welcome from individuals, institutions, organisations, as well as companies in the recording, TV 0r film industry. Details should be forwarded to: akinsey@mweb.co.za

LIST OF SELECTED MAJOR WORKS AND RECORDINGS

ORCHESTRAL

Vulcanus, A Two Act Ballet for orchestra (2016) Duration: 55 minutes
Instrumentation:         2 + picc, 2, 2 + bcl, 2 – 2, 1, 0, 0 – T + 3 perc – pno + cel/gtr/sop – str 10/8/6/6/3

Fantasia Para una Gentildama, for guitar and orchestra (2016) Duration: 11:30 minutes
Instrumentation:         2 + picc, 2, 2 + bcl, 2 – 2, 1, 0, 0 – T + 3 perc – gtr – str 10/8/6/6/3

Prologue, Spanish Dance for orchestra (2013)
Instrumentation:         2 + picc, 2, 2 + bcl, 2 – 2, 0, 0, 0 – T + 3 perc – 10/8/6/6/3
Performance:                KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Naum Rousine, Durban Playhouse, 29 November 2014

LISTEN HERE: SPANISH DANCE – A Kinsey

Vulcanus Awakes Overture, for orchestra (2015)
Instrumentation:         2 + picc, 2, 2 + bcl, 2 – 2, 1, 0, 0 – T + 3 perc – pno – str 10/8/6/6/3
Performance:                Cape Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Alexander Fokkens, Endler Hall, (KOMPOS Symposium), Stellenbosch, 17 September 2015

Beneath the Waves for orchestra (2016)
Instrumentation:        2 + picc, 2, 2 +bcl – 2, 1, 0, 0 – T + 3 perc – pno – str 10/8/6/6/3
Selected by New Music South Africa to represent South Africa at the International Society of Contemporary Music to be held in Canada in 2017

Stingray Dance for orchestra (2013)
Instrumentation:          0, 0, 0, 2 – 2, 0, 0, 0 – mus saw, cel, – 10/8/6/6/3

Clam and Shrimp Dance for orchestra (2013)
Instrumentation:          2, 2, 2, 2 +bcl, 2 – 2, 0, 0, 0, – T +1 perc – 10/8/6/6/3

Dolphin Puppets for orchestra (2013)
Instrumentation:          2 + picc, 2, 2, 2 – 0, 0, 0, 0 – cel, T – 10/8/6/6/3

Waltz, Homage to Tchaikovsky for string orchestra (2012)
Instrumentation:          16/14/12/10/8

In the Light, Pas de Deux for string orchestra (1987)
Instrumentation:         16/14/12/10/8
Requested:                    Carol Kinsey
Choreography:             Carol Kinsey
Première:                       Johan Kotze and Carol Kinsey Artscape Opera House, Cape Town, 1990
Recording:                    Avril Kinsey (synth), 1990

CHOIR: To view the inspiration behind the Fynbos Suite visit the Fynbos paintings at http://www.stevenfelmore.com   

The Fynbos Suite, in 10 movements for two guitars and SSATBB (2016) Duration: 38:55 minutes
Text:                             Avril Kinsey

Preludio Prayer (a cappella) for SATB choir (2013)
Text:                             Bill Faherty and Avril Kinsey

The Glory of Nature for SATB choir and classical guitar (2013)
Text:                             Avril Kinsey

ENSEMBLE

Four by Five, 5 Traditional Pieces for guitar quartet (2000)
Instrumentation:       Four classical guitars
Première:                     The Cape Town Academy of Music Guitar Quartet, ‘Around the World with Four Guitars’  Durbanville: High Street Theatre, 25 February 2001

Legends, 3 Tone Poems for electro-acoustic ensemble, SATB choir (1995)
Instrumentation:         Fl, hn, trpt, d-b, pf, elec key, guit, timp, gong, tub bells, SATB choir and narrator
Commission:                Foundation for the Creative Arts, 1995

 Legends of the Capea musical tone poem with narration (1993)
Instrumentation:         Guitar solo, panpipes, fl, hn, hrp, cel, vln, vla, vcl, d-b, xyl, timp, elec keyb, perc , choir (SA)
Première:                       Avril Kinsey (guit and narr), Bob Gilson (guit), Tony Drake (elec keybs), John Hargreaves (perc), Oude Libertas   Amphitheatre, Stellenbosch, 20 March 1993
Recordings:                  (1) Avril Kinsey (guit and elec keyb) ‘Abantubamlambo and Cape of Storms’ (CD AM001) Cape Town: Art Music, 1996

         (2) Avril Kinsey (guit and elec keyb) ‘Grape Tokoloshe’ Top Billing TV insert for SABC TV, Auckland Park: 1993 [DVD]

LISTEN HERE:  CAPE of STORMS – A Kinsey

VIEW: The background story to the World Premiere performance of LEGENDS of the CAPE
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPp1mNH8DKE&feature=youtu.be

 Local Images, a short contemporary ballet (1986)

Instrumentation:         Elec keyb, perc
Commission:                 Robyn Orlin for SABC TV
Choreography:              Robyn Orlin
Première:                        Robyn Orlin Dancers   Standard Bank Arts Festival, Grahamstown, 1987
Recording:                     Avril Kinsey (synth), 1986

SOLO AND DUO GUITAR

Modjadji, The Rain Queen for solo guitar (1996 rev. 2012)
Première of rev:           Avril Kinsey (guit) ‘Evocations of Africa’, Volterra Project Museo della Laverie, Montecatini Val di Cecina, Italy, 14 July 2012
Recording:                     Avril Kinsey (guit) 2012  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbTHVMp2

Guitar on Safari, Concert in Miniature Series for solo guitar (2006)
Première:                       Avril Kinsey (guit), Solo Recital, Swellendam: Wildebraam, 31 August 2007
Recording:                     Avril Kinsey (guit) Guitar on Safari (CD AM003), Cape Town: Art Music, 2007

Sensual, Homage à Renoir (1997)
Première:                       Avril Kinsey (guit), Grahamstown: Standard Bank National Arts Festival, The Great Hall, 4 July1997
Recording:                     Avril Kinsey (guit) Sensual (CD AM002), Cape Town: Art Music, 1997

Bushman, Spirit of the Wilderness for solo guitar (1996)
Première:                       Gregory Newton (guit) DMA Recital: Images of Asia and Africa, Los Angeles: Northridge United Methodist Church, 11 February 2005

The Dancers for classical guitar (1993)
Commission:                Foundation for the Creative Arts
Première:                       Avril Kinsey (guit) ‘Guitar Music from Africa’ Grahamstown: Standard Bank Arts Festival, Rhodes Chapel, 6 July 1996
Recording:                    Avril Kinsey (guit) Solo Recital SABC Live Radio Broadcast, Rondebosch: Josephine Mill, c 1997

Afrique du Temps Jadis, Sangoma (1989)
Première:                       Avril Kinsey (guit) ‘Images of Africa on Guitar’, London: Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, 28 June 1989
Recording:                    Avril Kinsey (guit) Guitar Music from Africa (CD AM001) Cape Town: Art Music, 1996

Bushmen, Spirit of the Wilderness, duo (1988)
Première:                      Avril Kinsey (guit) and John Silver (guit) African Evenings, Bloemfontein: The Odeon, 4 August 1988
Recordings:                 (1) Avril Kinsey (guit), John Silver (guit), African Evenings (Goc2) Johannesburg: Gold Leaf Records and Tusk Music Ltd.1988

(2) Avril Kinsey (guit) and John Silver (guit), Guitar Music from Africa (CD AM001), Cape Town: Art Music, 1996

 (3) Avril Kinsey (guit) and John Silver (guit) ‘Mervyn Davis Luthier’ Arts on One: SABC TV, Documentary, Auckland Park, c 1989

LISTEN HERE: BUSHMEN (Spirit of the Wilderness) – A Kinsey

Song of The Water, Mokoro (1988)
Première:                     Avril Kinsey (guit) African Evenings, Bloemfontein: The Odeon, 4 August 1988
Recordings:                 (1) Avril Kinsey (guit) ‘Song of the Water, Mokoro’, African Evenings (Goc2), Johannesburg: Gold Leaf Records and Tusk Music Ltd., 1988

                                        (2) Avril Kinsey (guit) ‘Song of the Water, Mokoro’, Guitar Music from Africa (CD AM001), Cape Town: Art Music, 1996

(3) Avril Kinsey (guit) ‘Mokoro’ [Video] SABC TV, Auckland Park, c 1988  http://www.youtube.com/watchv=dp6OcPGoD8c1989

(4) Avril Kinsey (guit) BBC Music Insert [Video] Edinburgh: BBC TV, 1989

LISTEN HERE: MOKORO (Song of the Water) – A Kinsey

Domba Dance, Python Ritual Dance (1988)
Première:                     Avril Kinsey (guit) and John Silver, African Evenings, Bloemfontein: The Odeon, 4 August 1988
Recordings                  (1) Avril Kinsey (guit) and John Silver (guit) African Evenings (Goc2), Johannesburg: Gold Leaf Records and Tusk Music Ltd. 1988

(2) Avril Kinsey (guit) and John Silver (guit) Guitar Music from Africa (CD AM001), Cape Town: Art Music, 1996

(3) Avril Kinsey (guit) and John Silver (guit) ‘Avril Kinsey and John Silver TV Documentary’ SABC TV, Auckland Park1989

The Rain Queen, Modjadji (1988)
Première:                     Avril Kinsey (guit) and John Silver (guit), African Evenings, Bloemfontein; The Odeon, 4 August 1988
Recordings:                 (1) Avril Kinsey (guit) and John Silver (guit) African Evenings (Goc2), Johannesburg: Gold Leaf Records & Tusk Music Ltd.,1988

(2) Avril Kinsey (guit) and John Silver (guit) Guitar Music from Africa (CD AM001), Cape Town: Art Music, 1996

(3) ‘Modjadji The Documentary’ Arts on One: SABC TV, Documentary, Auckland Park. c 1989 [DVD]

Three Traditional African Folksongs (1988)
Première:                      Avril Kinsey (guit) and John Silver (guit) African Evenings, Bloemfontein: The Odeon, 4 August 1988
Recordings:                  (1) Avril Kinsey (guit) and John Silver (guit) African Evenings (Goc2), Johannesburg: Gold Leaf Records & Tusk Music Ltd., 1988

 (2) Guitar Music from Africa (CDAM001), Cape Town: Art Music, 1996

GUITAR AND OTHER

Homage à Villa Lobos for piano and guitar, (2011)
Commission:                South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) for a collection of works for young players

Somewhere (1999)
Instrumentation:         SSA, guit
Dedication:                   The pupils of Kirstenhof Primary
Première:                       Kirstenhof Primary School Choir, Cape Town: Kirstenhof Primary, 1999

Sensual Song, Homage à Renoir (1997)
Instrumentation:          Sop, guit
Première:                        Sanet Allen (sop) and Avril Kinsey (guit) Cape Town: Bertrams Cellar Groot Constantia, c 1997
Recording:                     Sanet Allen (sop) and Avril Kinsey (guit) ‘Sensual’ on Sensual (CD AM002) Cape Town: Art Music, 1997