Opus List - Compositions

Opus 1: Sing True

Pergamom-REP 1968

One hundred hymns/songs for school assembly. Hymns were chosen, and edited, to be usable by non-Christians as well as Christians. Songs are generally in folk style. Guitar chord and keyboard accompaniment.

Opus 2: Othona Psalms

Othona Community 1976 revised 2002

Words and music for 50 psalms and fifteen canticles, some of the latter from non-Christian sources. Some with antiphons in 3/4 parts. Guitar and keyboard accompaniment. CD of 15 psalms sung by Evelyn Tubb with chamber accompaniment available.

Revision published on Amazon in keyboard and single line versions.

Opus 3: Simple anthem settings

Stainer and Bell 1984

Songs from Many Faiths 7 anthems for Epiphany. Unison + keyboard/gt. A Cry from the Depths (Psalm 130) SAB (optional T) + organ The Moon’s Alight Arrangement of ‘The Bellman’s Song’ SATB Song of Zechariah SATB or Unison with organ or guitar To Our Aid, Lord (Psalm12) SATB or Unison with organ or guitar Your Kingdom Come Words:L.Hensley (adapted), tune: Piae Cantiones Unison with optional T, B and descant. Organ

Opus 4. Shaker Mass

Published 2001 Scorch

Shaker songs arranged after the pattern of the Mass. SAB + 3 violins This score is available on the SCORCH website.

Opus 5: Incidental music for The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Brecht)

Unpublished 1985

Written for a youth theatre group and performed later as a concert piece at the Hartland Festival

Opus 6: 'Season Songs'

Unpublished 1996

Settings of 9 poems by Ted Hughes for soprano, choir and orchestra. Commissioned by the Beaford Center and performed twice by Evelyn Tubb, the Winkleigh Singers and enlarged Hartland Chamber Orchestra at The Plough, Torrington. Chamber version performed by Katherine Leat and the HCO at the Hartland Festival.

IPerformed again at the 2006 Hartland Festival by Angela Henckel.

Opus 7: Suite: The Wise and Foolish Virgins

Unpublished 1997

Performed by the HCO at the Hartland Festival and in Bude.

Opus 8: Three Pieces for Organ

Unpublished 1997

For St. Michael’s, Bude

Opus 9: In Memoriam: Mother Teresa

Unpublished 1997

For chamber orchestra. Performed in Hartland and Bude.

Opus 10: John Lane’s Maggot and three other movements

Unpublished 1997

For recorder, two violins cello and harpsichord. Performed by the Hartland Chamber Players at the Beaford Center on the occasion of JL’s retirement from the committee. Revised for recorder, flute, violin, clarinet and piano for the Hartland Festival 1998

Opus 11: Clarinet Concerto

Unpublished 1999

Written for Sarah Conibear and the HCO. Premiered at the Appledore Arts Festival and as part of the BBC's 'Music Live' celebrations in May 2000. Repeated a the Hartland festival, 'One Week in Summer', on July 22nd.

Opus 12: Revelations of Divine Love

Unpublished 1999

Setting of words by Julian of Norwich for soprano and orchestra. Competition submission. Performed at the Hartland Festival 2009.

Opus 13: The She-Fox of Shinoda

Unpublished 2000

A puppet opera for soprano, treble, baritone, fl./alt.fl., vla, guit. and light perc. Eight performances in the SW in November 2000. Seven in Japan October 2001. Recorded in Harmony Hall, Matsumoto.

Opus 14: Abigail's Suite

Unpublished 2001

Six pieces for guitar, written for Abigail James

Opus 15: 'Songs of Innocence and Experience'

Unpublished 2001

Settings of all 45 of Blake's poems for soprano and small instrumental group and dedicated to Evelyn Tubb. Performed by Angela Henckel (soprano) and Kate Smith (soprano) with fl./alt. fl.; cl./bass cl.; tr.; gtr/banjo; vn; vla; d.b. at the Hartland Festival 2004. Also arranged for voice and piano.

Opus 16: Concertino for Bassoon

Unpublished 2001

An 8-minute work in three movements written for Lucy Griffiths.

Opus 17: Concerto for Flute

Unpublished 2002

An 18-minute work in four movements written for Maggie Strange. The slow second movement is for alto flute.

Opus 18: Concerto for Viola

Unpublished 2003

Written for Tina Bennett, leader of the Hartland Chamber Orchestra. Performed twice.

Opus 19: 'Songs of Innocence and Experience' arranged for voice and piano. Published on Amazon.

Colin Hodgetts