Russell Hepplewhite

Choral Works:

O Sing unto the Lord
Text from Latin Mass
SATB & Organ
Duration 7 mins
Commissioned by the Contempo Ensemble
First Performance: Church of Notre-Dame, Pontorson, France (July 2013)     Published by Banks Music Publications

The Everlasting Voices (Three Yeats Settings)
Text: W.B. Yeats
SATB
Duration 10 mins
Commissioned by the Contempo Ensemble
First Performance: St Mary-at-Hill Church London (March 2015)                     Published by Banks Music Publications

O Magnum Mysterium
Text: Responsory for Mattins on Christmas Day
SATB (8 part)
Duration 4 mins
Commissioned by the St Cyprian's Singers London
First Performance: St Mary-at-Hill Church London (March 2015)                     Published by Banks Music Publications

Child Jesus, so dear (Christmas Carol) 
Text: Hymn books of Cologne (1623) and Strasbourg (1697)                     SATB                                                                                                                 Duration 2 mins
First Performance by Wimbledon Choral Society (Dec 2016)                Published by Banks Music Publications

Star of the East (Christmas Carol) 
Text: Eugene Field                                                                                     SATB                                                                                                                 Duration 2 mins
First Performance by Highgate Choral Society (Dec 2016)                             Published by Banks Music Publications

Christ's Nativity (Christmas Carol) 
Text: Henry Vaughan                                                                                   SATB                                                                                                                 Duration 2 mins
First Performance by Barnes Choir (Dec 2016)                                     Published by Banks Music Publications

Christmas Carol
Text: Sara Teasdale                                                                                     SATB, SSA (girls choir) Brass quintet, Organ                                                     Duration 2 mins
First Performance by Cheltenham Bach Choir & Onyx Brass (Dec 2016)                                                                                                                             Thou Shalt Love the Lord Thy God
Text: David Owen-Bell
SATB
Duration 3 mins
Commissioned by Tempo 1 Press                                                                    Published by Tempo 1 Press, Chicago

The Death of Robin Hood
Text: Eugene Field
SSA
Duration 10 mins
Commissioned by Trinity Boys Choir
First Performance: St Mary-at-Hill Church London (March 2015)

The Music of the Spheres
Text from various Shakespeare plays
Trebles and 2 solos
Duration 10 mins
Commissioned by Trinity Boys Choir for 50th Anniversary Concert
First Performance at Glyndebourne Opera House (March 2016)                     Chinese Premiere at Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre (October 2016)

Carmina Divina 
Text: Rossetti, Worsdworth, Colerdige-Taylor and others.
SATB, Solo Soprano/Baritone/Tenor, Solo Children, Two Pianos, Percussion
Duration 22 mins
Commissioned by the Barnes Choir London
First Performance: Barnes Festival (March 2015)

In Paradisum
Text from Latin Mass
SSA
Duration: 3 mins
Commissioned by the Arcubus Ensemble
First Performance at the Brandeburg Choral Festival (September 2016)        Published by Banks Music Publications

Jubilate Deo
Text from Biblical Psalm
SATB & Organ
Duration: 3 mins
Commissioned by the Arcubus Ensemble
First Performance at St Mary le Bow Church (September 2016)        Published by Banks Music Publications

Symbols
Text: Christina Rossetti
SATB (8 part) & piano
Duration: 7 mins
Commissioned by the St Cyprian's Singers London
First Performance: St Mary-at-Hill Church London (March 2015)   

Five Blake Settings
Text: William Blake selected poems
SATB
Duration 11 mins
Commissioned by the Contempo Ensemble
First Performance: Church of Notre-Dame, Pontorson, France (July 2013)
 
Gloria
Text from Latin Mass                                                                                         SATB & piano duet
Duration 7 mins
Commissioned by the St Cyprian's Singers London                                         First Performance: St Mary-at-Hill Church London (March 2015)  

It was Born of the Stars
For children's choir and solos
Duration 15 mins
Commissioned by Glyndebourne Opera
First Performance: Glyndebourne Opera House (December, 2012)

 

Stage Works:

Shackleton's Cat
Libretto: Tim Yealland
Opera in one act for young audiences
4 singers, 3 instruments & 1 actor
Commissioned by English Touring Opera
First Performance: Dulwich College (March 2015)

Laika the Spacedog
Libretto: Tim Yealland
Opera in one act for young audiences
4 singers, 4 instruments & 1 puppeteer
Commissioned by English Touring Opera
First performance: London Science Museum, January 2013
European Premiere: National Theatre Szeged October 2013
French Premiere: Grand Opera, Avignon, December 2013

147 / Chefs
Libretto: Helen Eastman
Two five minute musicals for several solos and chorus
Commissioned by Sheffield Crucible
First Performance: Sheffield Crucible Studio Theatre (April, 2013)

Parallel
Libretto: Stage '65
Musical for several solo roles, mixed chorus and trio of instruments
Duration 60 mins
Commissioned by Salisbury Playhouse
First Performance: Salisbury Playhouse (July, 2012)
 
Borka, the Goose with no Feathers
Libretto: Tim Yealland
Opera in one act for young audiences
4 singers, 3 instruments & 1 puppeteer
Commissioned by English Touring Opera
First Performance: Kew Gardens (March 2014)

 

Chamber Works:

Invisible Landscapes
Cello and Organ
Duration 8 mins
Commissioned by Syvati Duo
First performance: Orchard Park Church, New York (May 2012)
Recorded by Regent Records, released 2011

Inchcape Rock
For Narrator & Piano
Duration 8 mins
First Performance: Clare College, Cambridge (June 2012)

Urban Abstract
Violin, Saxophone, Trumpet, Piano
Duration 12 mins
Commissioned by Counterpoise
First performance: Kings Place, London (November, 2013)

Smoke Signals
Organ and Cello
Duration 7 mins
Commissioned by Syvati Duo
Due to be released on Regent Records early 2015

Constellations
Cello and Piano
Duration 9 mins
First Performance: Fellowship House London (October 2014) 

 

Solo Works:

Study in Defiance
Solo piano
Duration 4 mins
Commissioned by Caroline Tyler
First Performance: The Forge, London, (December, 2011)

Whisper of a Dance
Solo piano
Duration 7 mins
First performance: All Saints Arts Centre, London (June, 2012)

Into the Darkness
Solo piano and recorded Logic soundscape
Duration 9 mins
Commissioned by Julian Toha
First Performance: Charlton House, London (May 2013)

Circling
Solo Cello
Duration 4 mins
Commissioned by Rebecca Hewes
First Performance: All Saints Church, Esher (October, 2013)

Sketches for the Royal Ballet School
Duration 8 mins
Commissioned by The Royal Ballet School
First Performance: Royal Ballet School (March 2014)

Constellations
Cello and Piano
Duration 9 mins
First Performance: Fellowship House London (October 2014) 

 

Solo Works:

Study in Defiance
Solo piano
Duration 4 mins
Commissioned by Caroline Tyler
First Performance: The Forge, London, (December, 2011)

Whisper of a Dance
Solo piano
Duration 7 mins
First performance: All Saints Arts Centre, London (June, 2012)

Into the Darkness
Solo piano and recorded Logic soundscape
Duration 9 mins
Commissioned by Julian Toha
First Performance: Charlton House, London (May 2013)

Circling
Solo Cello
Duration 4 mins
Commissioned by Rebecca Hewes
First Performance: All Saints Church, Esher (October, 2013)

Sketches for the Royal Ballet School
Duration 8 mins
Commissioned by The Royal Ballet School
First Performance: Royal Ballet School (March 2014)