Orchestral

Ian Wilson
Ian with Timothy Eckert

Socrates ungraved (33’, 1918/2016 IW), concerto for violin & string orchestra based on ‘Socrate’ by Erik Satie.
Premiere: 11.01.18; Dušica Mladenović, Belgrade Philharmonic, Belgrade/SRB.

Variations on the name of Fleischmann (10’, 2016 IW) for orchestra.
Premiere: 16.11.16; Cork Fleischmann Symphony Orchestra, cond. Keith Pascoe, City Hall, Cork/IRE.
Written with funds from an Arts Council of Ireland Artist-in-the-Community scheme, administered by CREATE Ireland.

Arnkell-lág (12’, 2014 IW) for brass band.
Premiere 11.10.14; Arklow Silver Band; Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow/IRE.
Written with funds from Wicklow County Council.

Causeway (18', 2013 RIC) for orchestra.
Premiere 26.03.14; Ulster Orchestra cond. JoAnn Falletta; Ulster Hall, Belfast/UK.
Commissioned by the Ulster Orchestra with funds from the Lottery Unity of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Flags and Emblems (18', 2012 IW) fantasy for piano, orchestra and flute band.
Premiere 30.10.12; Matthew Schellhorn, Ulster Orchestra, Ballygowan Flute Band/I. Wilson; Ulster Hall, Belfast/UK.
Commissioned by the Ulster Orchestra with funds from the Lottery Unity of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

The stars, the seas (25', 2011 RIC).
Premiere 17.02.12; Ulster Orchestra, Cappella Caeciliana/P. Watkins; Ulster Hall, Belfast/UK.
Commissioned by the Ulster Orchestra Society.

An tIarthar (10', 2010 IW) for string orchestra.
Premiere 09.10.10; Concerto Málaga & Donegal Chamber Orchestra/Massimo Paris; An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny/IR.

Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel (12’, 2006 RIC) for symphonic wind ensemble.
Premiere 14.07.07; International Youth Wind Orchestra/G. Markson; World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) annual conference, Killarney/IR.
Commissioned by WASBE.

Sullen earth (14’, 2005 RIC). Concerto no. 3 for violin and string orchestra.
Premiere 07.11.05; Gordana Matijević-Nedeljković, vn, Belgrade Strings/R. Zollman; Kolarac Hall, Belgrade/SR.
Commissioned by the Belgrade Strings with funds from the Arts Council of Ireland.

Seascape with high cliffs (13’, 2006 RIC) for brass band.
Premiere 28.04.06; Black Dyke Band and the 9 other contestants of the 2006 European Brass Band Contest, Waterfront Hall, Belfast/UK.
Commissioned by the North of Ireland Bands Association with funds from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Lottery Unit and Belfast City Council.

Winter finding (23’, 2004-5 RIC)
Premiere 16.09.05; RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland/G. Markson;
National Concert Hall Dublin/IR.
Commissioned by RTÉ.

Licht/ung (13’, 2004 UE)
Premiere 17.10.04; Orchestra dell’Arena di Verona/J. Debus; Venice Biennale/I.
Commissioned by the Venice Biennale.

Mutazione (18’, 2003 UE). Concerto for piano and orchestra.
Premiere: 18.01.16; Matthew Schellhorn, Ulster Orchestra/D. Brophy; Ulster Hall, Belfast/UK.

Arbres d’alignement (10’, 2003 UE)
Premiere 20.02.04; RTÉ Concert Orchestra/J. Mercier; RTÉ Living Music Festival, Dublin/IR.
Commissioned by RTÉ.

Inquieto(18', 2001 UE). Concerto for marimba and orchestra.
Premiere 21.04.02; Pedro Carneiro, mba, London Mozart Players/Andrew Parrott; Queen Elizabeth Hall, London/UK.
Commissioned by the London Mozart Players.

Man-o’-War(13’, 2001 UE)
Premiere 06.08.01; Ulster Orchestra/D. Sitkovetsky;
BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London/UK.
Commissioned by the BBC Proms.

An angel serves a small breakfast (17’, 1999 UE). Concerto no. 2 for violin and orchestra.
Premiere 11.07.00; Rebecca Hirsch, vn, BBC National Orchestra of Wales/P. Daniel; Cheltenham Festival/UK.

What we can see of the sky has fallen (5’, 1999 UE)
Premiere 24.04.99; Camerata Ireland/B. Douglas; Stormont Castle, Belfast/UK.
Commissioned by Camerata Ireland.

Messenger(37’, 1998-9 RIC). Concerto no.1 for violin and orchestra.
Premiere 12.01.01; Catherine Leonard, vn, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland/
G. Markson; National Concert Hall Dublin/IR.
Commissioned by RTÉ.

Limena (18’, 1998 UE). Concerto for piano and string orchestra.
Premiere 04.03.99; Hugh Tinney, pno, Irish Chamber Orchestra;
University Concert Hall, Limerick/IR.
Commissioned by the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

Who’s afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue? (20’, 1998 UE). Concerto for alto sax and orchestra.
Premiere 30.04.99; Gerard McChrystal, alto sax, Ulster Orchestra/J. Lubbock;
Sonorities Festival, Belfast/UK.
Commissioned by the BBC.

Between the moon and the deep blue sea (10’, 1997 UE)
Premiere 29.08.97; Ulster Youth Orchestra/G. Bauer-Schenk;
University of Ulster, Coleraine/UK.
Commissioned by the Ulster Youth Orchestra with funds from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Lottery Unit.

Rich Harbour (31’, 1994-5 UE). Concerto for organ and orchestra.
Premiere 21.06.96; Peter Sweeney, org, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland/
N. Willen; National Concert Hall, Dublin/IR.
Jointly commissioned by RTÉ, National Concert Hall Dublin and Arts Council of Ireland.

Rise (11’, 1993 UE).
Premiere 22.04.94; Ulster Orchestra/M. Bamert; University of Ulster, Coleraine/UK.
Commissioned by the University of Ulster.

Running, Thinking, Finding (19’, 1989 UE)
Premiere 25.10.91; Norwegian Radio Orchestra/C. Eggen; Ultima Festival, Oslo/NO.
Winner of the Ultima Festival composition prize, 1991.