BROWSE & LISTEN

List of Works

Click on the name of any work to learn more about a piece or purchase it

Large Ensemble Music | OperaChamber Music: Winds | Strings | Guitar

Vocal Music | Choral Music

Solo Music: WindsPiano | Strings

Large Ensemble Music

Rhapsody
    for Wind Ensemble (2018) | 9'45"

    picc.2.2(II=eh).ecl.3cl.acl.bcl.bn.cbn-2ax.tx.bx-4.3.2crt.2.btb.1-cel-db-perc(4): chi/sd/bd/

    lscym/vib/glk/ltam/mar

Symphonic Poem: From Forgotten Lands, after a painting by John Hitchens

    for Orchestra (2017) | 12'10"

    2(II=picc).2(II=eh).2(I=ecl.II=bcl).2(II=cbn)-4.2.2.btb.1-perc(3): glk/vib/xyl-1harp-strings

Still quiet, quite still for Orchestra (2017) | 5'

     2.picc.2.eh.2.bcl.2.cbn-4.2.2.btb.1-perc(3): glk/vib/mscym/ltam/sd/cym/tri-1harp-strings

Grounds for String Orchestra (2014) | 11'15"
From Sombre Lands, after a painting by John Hitchens for Orchestra (2013) |  5'30
      2(II=picc).2(II=eh).2.2(II=cbn)-2.2.2.btb.1-perc(3): glk/vib/bd/mtam/stri/mscym-

      1harp-strings
Geryon: A Romance in Red for Violin & Orchestra (2011) | 10'
      Full Orchestra: 2(II=picc).1.eh.2.bcl.1.cbn-4.2.2.btb.1-perc (3): glk/chi/mtam/cym/sd/

      mscym/vib/stri-1harp-1pft-solo vln-strings
      Chamber Orchestra: 1(=picc).1(=eh).1.1(=cbn)-1.1.0.0-perc (1): sd/bd/ltam/lscym/cym-

      1harp-pft-solo vln-2vn.1va.1vc.1db
      Piano Reduction available.

Opera

MAY SHE | SHE MAY: A Chamber Opera in One Act

Libretto by Peter Dayton

for 3 Female Voices, Piano, Harpsichord, Percussion (2016)  | 18'

Chamber Music

Percussion Quartet for unpitched percussion (2015) | 10'

Gongs, Cymbal, Woodblock, Shaker, Maraca, Conga, Earthplate, Kathak Bells

 

 

for Winds

Inkwash for Clarinet in B-flat, Clarinet in A, and Guitar (2018) | 5'45"

Still Wing On, Three Transcriptions for Saxophone Quartet (2017) | 12'

Suite for Flute & Clarinet (2012) | 9'30"
Open-Air: Four Seasons in Landscapes by Ivon Hitchens for Oboe (d. Eng Hn) & Violin (2012) |10'

Soupir II "Aria con Fantasia" for Oboe & 2 Guitars (2013) | 9'15"

Mar de Lurín, after paintings by Fernando de Szyszlo for Oboe & Guitar (2011) | 5'
Sonata for Bassoon (or Violoncello) & Piano (2014) | 8'30"

for Strings

Double Portrait for String Quartet (2019) | 5'30"

Recurring Dream: Second Fantasy for Viola and Piano (2019) | 6'30"
Sonata for Viola and Piano (2018) | 20'

Sonata "Los Dedicatorias" for Violin and Piano (2016) | 18'30"

Morceaux des Noces for String Quartet (2013) | 22'30"
Variations for String Quartet (2012) | >10' (indeterminate sections)
Soupir for Violin & String Quartet (2009) | 5'
Trio for 3 Violins (2010) | 12'
Waltz-Capriccio for Violin & Piano (2010) | 8'
Sonatina for Viola & Violoncello (2013) | 5'
Fantasy for Viola and Piano (2009) | 4'30"
Sonata for Violoncello (or Bassoon) & Piano (2014) | 8'30"
Still quiet, quite still for Violoncello & Piano (2014) | 5'30"

for Guitar

Sol Negro, after paintings by Fernando de Szyszlo for 2 Guitars (2014) | 6'30"
Soupir II "Aria con Fantasia" for Oboe & 2 Guitars (2013) | 9'15"
Mar de Lurín, after paintings by Fernando de Szyszlo for Oboe & Guitar (2011) | 5'

Hidden Texts for Tenor & Guitar (2018) | 5'

     text by John Hollander

Do Not Be Ashamed for Tenor & Guitar (2017) | 5'30"

      text by Wendell Berry
Vocal Music

Just A Leaf: 3 Natural Songs for Tenor & Piano (2019) | 8'30"

    texts by Paul Blackburn and William Bronk

Entwine Our Tongues: Sapphic Fragments for Soprano & Reeds (2019) | 11'

     text by Jordi Alonso

Beyond Dimension for Soprano & Harp (2018) | 1'

     text by Vicki Hearne

The Second Coming for Vocal Quartet (TTBB) & Horn (2018) | 6'

     text by William Butler Yeats

Fresh In The Triumph for Tenor and Piano | 4'30"

     text by Peter Dayton

Hidden Texts for Tenor & Guitar (2018) | 5'

     text by John Hollander

Si solamente, Tres Canciones for Soprano & Violoncello (2017) | 22'

      texts by Pablo Neruda

All in the Sound for Soprano & Piano (2017) | 3'15"

      texts by William Carlos Williams 

The Need of Comrades for Countertenor, Tenor, Baritone, and Piano (2017) | 20'

      texts by Walt Whitman

Do Not Be Ashamed for Tenor & Guitar (2017) | 5'30"

      text by Wendell Berry

If They Delight for Female Voice & Piano (2015/17) | 6'

      text by Gertrude Stein

Botticellian Trees song-cycle for Soprano & Violin (2015) | 10'
      texts by William Carlos Williams

Mothers in Spring for Soprano & Harp (2013) | 3'45"
      text by Anne Carson

Choral Music

That Will Not Save (2018), text by A. E. Housman (TTBB & Piano) | 3'15"

An American Mass: A Collection of Settings of Modern American Poetry for Mixed Chorus

A Name For All (2017), text by Hart Crane (SATB) | 3'15"

THIS (2017), text by A. R. Ammons (SATB) | 2'

The Weight Of The World Is Love (2017), text by Allen Ginsberg (SSATTB) | 5'15"

The Answer (2016), text by Robert Creeley (SATB) | 6'30"

Midsummer (2015), text by William Bronk (SATB) | 4'45"

The Tree That Plucks Fruit (2015), text by Vicki Hearne | 3'30"

By Disposition of Angels (2014), text by Marianne Moore | 5'

The Core (2014), text by Ronald Johnson | 2'15"

I Will Be Earth (2013), text by May Swenson | 2'20"

Just Walking Around (2013), text by John Ashbery | 6'15"

The Fair Flower of Northumberland for SATB Choir & Piano (2011) | 3'40"
      folk text from Child's Ballads

Solo Music
for Winds

Nocturne, after a painting by Graham Sutherland for Alto Flute (2012) | 3'30"
Red Bird Etudes, after serigraphs by Charley Harper for Clarinet (2010) | 5'

for Piano

Fugue (2018) | 6'

Letters for John (2017) | 4'

From Sombre Lands, after a painting by John Hitchens (2013) | 5'30"
Epistles (2009-2010) | 9'

for Strings

Lodgepole Pyre: Three Teton Scenes for Double Bass (2016) | 11'

Sonata for Violin (2010) | 20'
2 Pieces for Viola (2013) | 10'
Los Visitantes de la Noche: Suite after paintings by Fernando de Szyszlo for Cello (2012) | 11'
Recinto, after paintings by Fernando de Szyszlo for Double Bass (2011) | 7'
Etude-Sonata for Guitar (2011) | 14'

 
 
 
 
 
photo by Douglas Johnson

© 2018 by Peter Dayton. Proudly created with Wix.com

  • w-facebook
  • Twitter Clean
  • w-youtube
  • SoundCloud Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon