Chester Music & Novello: New Works - December 2016

Chester Music & Novello: New Works - December 2016
Each month we round up the works that have been newly published by Chester Music and Novello. Unless stated otherwise these works are now available on sale or hire. If you would like to discuss any aspect of these new releases, please email To find out how to rent works for your ensemble visit


Simon Holt

Fool is Hurt
(piccolo concerto)
Duration: 15 Minutes | solo piccolo
Orchestration: | Hire (available from December 6)

Commissioned jointly by the NOVA Ensemble and the London Sinfonietta.

Michael Nyman

Two Sonnets for Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (2014) – new piano reduction
Duration: 8 Minutes | Orchestration: voice (medium) and piano | Buy

If (1995) – new arrangement
Duration: 5 minutes | Orchestration: soprano saxophone and piano 

Originally composed for the 1995 Japanese anime movie Anne no Nikki (アンネの日記) - The Diary of Anne Frank.

Gabriel Prokofiev

Sleeveless Scherzo (2007)
Duration: 10 Minutes | Orchestration: solo violin | Buy

Kevin Volans

Abhaya (2016)
Duration: 7 Minutes | Orchestration: 4 percussion | Buy

Commissioned by Hamiruge – the LSU percussion Group


Richard Rodney Bennett

Nowell, nowell, tidings true (1963)
Duration: 4 Minutes | Chorus: SATB | Buy

Commissioned by Novello for its carol collection 'Sing Nowell' edited by Louise Halsey and Basil Ramsey

Lullaby, baby
Duration: 3 Minutes | Chorus: SATB | Buy

A carol recently re-discovered whilst cataloguing early manuscripts

David Hill

O Come All Ye Faithful (verses 6 & 7 only)
Duration: 3 Minutes | SATB chorus + descant | Buy

From the Novello Noel! Series

Owain Park

Have yourself a merry little Christmas (2016)
Duration: 3 Minutes | Chorus: SATB | Buy

For Stephen Layton and The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

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