Nicholas Ansdell-Evans composer, pianist, conductor

List of selected works
Follow the links to download scores. Please use the contact form to get in touch and let me know about your performances. I will provide parts free on request.

Opera

Carina (act 1: 1 hr, act 2: 1 hr). Libretto by Brigitta Kirschstein. Watch video here

Orchestral


Transformations of a chant for string orchestra and harp, or for 10 solo strings and harp, 10' .
Watch video here. View score here.
fp Tamino Orchestra 2022

Procession for string orchestra and harp, or for 10 or 11 solo strings and harp, 9'.
Listen here. View score here.
fp Tamino Orchestra, Dulwich 2019.

Into the world of light for solo cello, strings and harp, 17'
fp Tamino Orchestra, Sibylle Hentschel (cello), Dulwich 2017.

Jubilee divertimento for children's symphony orchestra, 13'
Commissioned by the Incorporated Association of Preparatory. fp IAPS Orchestra, Snape Maltings 1996; also Albert Hall 1997

Piano solo

Transformations of a chant, 10'. Watch video here. View score here.
fp NAE, Dulwich 2022

Creator of Stars, variations on 'Conditor alme siderum', 11', 2022. Listen here. View score here.

Chamber

Procession trio for violin, cello and piano, 9'. Listen here.
(similar to strings version above) View score here (parts available on request)
fp Green Thing Ensemble, Brillantengrund, Vienna 2016 etc.; also Clare Sterling (vln), Hannah Sloane (cello), NAE (pno), Dulwich 2019 etc.

Procession trio for clarinet in A, cello and piano, 2019 (version of above)
View score here (parts available on request)

Quintet for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon,15'
fp Grove Ensemble, Oxford 1994 etc.

Cello and piano

Into the world of light,17'. Watch video of 1st movement here, 3rd movement here.
View entire score here. View cello part here.
in 3 movements: Kyrie Elegy (5 mins - makes a good stand-alone piece), Hosanna Dance (5'), Into the world of light (7').
fp Hannah Sloane (cello), NAE (pno), Dulwich 2019, also St Paul's Knightsbridge 2020 etc.

Saraband, 7' . Listen here.
fp Harriet Cawood (cello), Juliet Allen (pno), Royal Academy of Music 1998.


Oboe and piano

Serenade, 6'
fp Helen Moody (oboe), NAE (pno), Stockport 1995


Recorder

Ground for tenor recorder and harpsichord (or piano or harp) with optional cello, 6'. Published by Peacock Press, catalogue P92.
Commissioned by Emma Murphy with support from Jennifer Richardson.
fp Emma Murphy (tenor rec), Steven Devine (hpd), Purcell Room 2001; also e.g. Katja Verdi, Markdorf, Germany, 2020, 2022 etc.

Ground arranged for recorder consort by Jo Brown. Published by Peacock Press, catalogue P686/7
fp London Recorder Orchestra 2022

Passacaglia, 4'. Originally for organ: arranged for recorder consort by Jo Brown
fp London Recorder Orchestra 2022


Organ

Fantasia, 'Christ ist erstanden', 11'. Listen to audio here.
Commissioned by Ronald Jowitt. fp NAE St John the Evangelist, London SE19, 2001; also David Goode, St John's Smith Sq 2005

Passacaglia 4' (in a neo-Baroque style). View score here. Listen to audio here.
Commissioned by Paul Ayres, 1996, since played widely by him and others

Antiphon, ‘Alma redemptoris mater’, 2', 2016

Toccata carillon, ‘Lord, thy word abideth’, 5', 2016

Interludes for ‘Missa cum jubilo’ (short preludes intended to be used alternately with Mass chant), 2008.

Improvisation ‘Hodie Christus natus est’, 1', 2007. View score here.

Flourish for St. Stephen’s Day
Commissioned by Michael Spencer for St. Stephen’s, London SE21, 2', 2005


Choral and church music

And I Joseph Christmas carol for SATB and organ or piano, 4', winner of Bach Choir Sir David Willcocks Carol Competition. View score here.
fp Cadogan Hall 19th Dec 2023, Bach Choir cond. David Hill

Vivre d'amour Prière de Ste Thérèse de Lisieux, for double choir unaccompanied, in French 4'. View score here.
fp St Stephen's Consort, Morsalines and Coutances Cathedral, Normandy 2023

Ave verum corpus for double choir unaccompanied, 4'. View score here.
fp St Stephen's Consort, Morsalines, Normandy 2022, also Dulwich 2022

Mass of the Creator for choral unison (Agnus Dei is 2-part) and organ (Latin). View score here.
fp St Stephen's, Dulwich 2018

Mass for SATB and organ or wind 9tet, with solo soprano (Latin)
Listen individually to Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei
fp Dulwich Festival 2000, also London Festival of Contemporary Church Music 2004, also sung liturgically at St Pancras, St George's Beckenham etc.
Agnus Dei of above Mass is also available with requiem text

Psalm 150: Laudate Dominum for SATB and organ, 5'. Listen here sung by the choir of Eton College, conducted by Ralph Allwood.
Commissioned by St. John the Evangelist, London SE19, fp 1999, also Eton College 2003 etc.
Recorded by the choir of Eton College, CD available

Two anthems for SSAA and piano/organ: A Prayer for grace (‘View me Lord, a work of thine’), Fill the world with praise
Commissioned by New London Children’s Choir, fp 2000


Solo vocal and songs

Narcissus (English text after Ovid/Golding) Watch video here.
scene for mezzo-soprano, flute and piano OR for mezzo-soprano, flute, harp and 10-part string ensemble, 14'
View score (with piano and flute) here. View score with orchestra here.
fp Stephanie Marshall (mezzo), Tamino Orchestra, Dulwich 2022

Leise Liebe (text by Elsa Asenijeff) Listen to audio here or watch art film here.
for mezzo-soprano, cello (or viola) and piano, 6'. View score here. View cello part here. View viola part here.
fp Josipa Bainac (mezzo), Rudolf Leopold (cello), David Hausknecht (pno), Vienna 2020, also at Austrian Cultural Forum London 2022 and other venues in UK, Germany, Austria and Hungary; fp UK Jessica Gillingwater (mezzo) Peter Mallinson (vla), Paul Plummer (pno), St Stephen's Gloucester Rd/online 2020.
Commissioned by Austrian Cultural Forum London
Version with string orch fp Josipa Bainac (mezzo), Mladen Tarbuk (cond), CroART Festival, Peterskirche, Vienna 2021

Ave Maria for soprano/tenor solo, with organ and solo instrument (violin or flute or cello), 4'.
View score (with cello) and cello part. View score (with vln/flute) here.
fp Peter Harris (tenor), Giulia da Cruz (cello), NAE (organ), Brompton Oratory 2020
Commissioned by Lyndon and Maria Cristina da Cruz

A sort of man (text by Fiona Shaw), 2'
fp Sarah Tynan (soprano), NAE (pno), English National Opera workshop 2008

Prière pour aller au Paradis avec les Ânes (text by Francis Jammes), 8'
fp Jörg Espenkott (baritone), NAE (pno), Der Alte Schmied, Vienna, 2005

Woefully arrayed, 10'
Cantata for baritone and strings, also available with piano accompaniment (Anon. 15th cent.), 2004

Hosanna to the Son of David, 5'
Solo anthem for soprano or tenor and organ
fp Samantha McDonnell (sop), NAE (org), St Mary the Boltons SW10 2004, also London Festival of Contemporary Church Music 2005 etc

The May Magnificat (text by Gerard Manley Hopkins) 7'
for soprano, oboe and piano
fp Suzanna Marks (sop), Hazel Cropper (ob), NAE (pno), Beckenham 2001.
Also for mezzo-soprano, clarinet and piano, 2001

Two songs of Robert Bridges (Love on my heart from heaven fell, I climb the mossy bank)
fp Julian Empett (baritone), NAE (pno), St Christopher's Hospice, London SE26, 2018

Redbreast (text by Emily Bronte)
Winner of the English Poetry and Song Society Competition, 1999


Arrangements

Strauss Metamorphosen, arranged for 10 strings (4 vln, 2 vla, 3 vc, 1 db)

Missa de angelis
Congregational Mass setting based on chant, simplified, with modern RC text and accompaniment, 2014

Hymn descants, psalm chants, carol arrangements, choral Amens etc