By Instrument . . .

Here we have pieces for Piano, for Voice, for Recorder, for Flute, for Guitar, for Brass, for Strings, and for various Chamber ensembles. The titles in bold type are in print, and available on-line.

Piano

Peter Billam's compositions for piano include Fünf Bagatellen (1980),   Drei Sätze Für Klavier (1981),   Fable (1987),   Piano Study (1994),   Three Suites 2) For Piano (2000),   Three Preludes For Piano (2003),     New !  Twelve Canons (2010) and   New !  Twenty Studies (2013),   as well as the songs De Profundis and Nacht (1980),   Three Songs (1994),   Tres Casidas del Diván del Tamarit (1997),   and the chamber works Concert Study (1981),   A Suite of Curves (1990),   Trombone Quintet (1994) and   Three Suites 3) For Piano and a Solo Line (2000)

Arrangements include by J. S. Bach Forty Chorales arranged for piano,   New !  Six Preludes and Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier book I, Ricercare a 3 from the Musikalishes Opfer, Contrapunctus 1 and Contrapunctus 4 and Contrapunctus 9 from the Die Kunst der Fuge, Contrapunctus 14 from the Die Kunst der Fuge as completed by D. F. Tovey, Vor deinen Thron, BWV668a, his final chorale prelude arranged for piano, Four Duets, BWV802-805, from the Clavierübungen Dritter Theil for keyboard;   and the chamber works by J. S. Bach, Six Chorales with Descant arranged for melody instrument and piano, Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor, BWV582 arranged for piano four hands, Trio super Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend BWV669 arranged for flute and piano, Flute Sonata BWV 1031 transposed from Eb major into G major for Alto recorder and Keyboard (1999). Flute Sonata BWV 1032 transposed into C major for Alto recorder and Keyboard (1999), with a new completion for the first movement (Vivace bars 63 to 88) by Peter Billam, Flute Sonata BWV 1032 transposed into G major for descant or tenor recorder and keyboard (2006), Fuga Canonica from the Musikalishes Opfer for keyboard and solo instrument, and Ricercare a 6 from the Musikalishes Opfer arranged for two pianos.   By Franz Liszt,   New !  Late piano works including La lugubre gondola I and II, Nuages gris and Unstern, and an excerpt from the Fugue on B.A.C.H.;   by Arnold Schoenberg,   New !  Verklärte Nacht arranged for piano;   by Franz Schubert, Twenty-Four Schubert Dances arranged for piano four hands; and   by Alexander Scriabin, Two Preludes op.67 and Five Preludes op.74 with a chordal analysis; Volkslieder arranged for voice and piano, and   New !  Famous Beginnings arranged for piano.

Voice

Peter Billam's compositions for voice and piano include De Profundis and Nacht (1980),   Three Songs (1994)   and Tres Casidas del Diván del Tamarit (1997).

Choral works include two Choral Works, Wheels Within Wheels   and Decision,   Five Rounds 1986,   Go Forth and Multiply for SATB (1986),   Die Gestundete Zeit for SATB (2000),   and Wechsel der Zeiten for SAT or SAA or TTB (2000),   The Poet in the Clouds for SATB (2005),   We Who Mourn in three movements, for six, nine and six voices (2007), and   New !  Album for Choir (2015) .

Arrangements include four Schubert Songs arranged for voice and guitar, Twelve Italian Songs, arranged for voice and guitar, Seven English Songs, arranged for voice and guitar, Volkslieder, arranged for voice and piano, and Arrangements for Guitar (1986) of songs by Rossiter, Anon, and Händel.

Recorder

Peter Billam's compositions for recorder include To Erich Jantsch (SAATTB, 1988), Two Recorder Duets (AT, 1991) and Four Dances (SATB, 1995), Three Suites 1) For the Solo Line (2000), Three Duets (2001) and Trio With Guitar (2008).

Arrangements include Daily Exercises for Recorders, three pages of scales and arpeggios for recorders (1995); by J. S. Bach: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf for SATB-SATB recorders (2006), Bach's Fugue in F minor, BWV689 for SATB recorders (2000), Bach's Cello Suite I in G-Major for recorder or flute (2005), Bach's Cello Suite II in d-Minor for recorder or flute (2007), Bach's Cello Suite III in C-major for recorder or flute (2007), Bach's Flute Sonata BWV 1031 transposed from Eb major into G major for alto recorder and keyboard (1999). Bach's Flute Sonata BWV 1032 transposed into C major for alto recorder and keyboard (1999), with a new completion for the first movement (Vivace bars 63 to 88) composed by Peter Billam, Bach's Flute Sonata BWV 1032 transposed into G major for Descant recorder and Keyboard (2006), and Bach's Fuga Canonica from the Musikalishes Opfer, for keyboard and alto recorder, Bach's Ricercare a 6 from the Musikalishes Opfer, sSATBG (1998), Bach's Contrapunctus 14 from the Die Kunst der Fuge as completed by D. F. Tovey, for SATB recorders (1998); by Johannes Brahms: 3 Chorale Preludes from op.122 together with earlier settings of the same tunes by Isaaac, Bach and Praetorius, for recorders (2000), Brahms' Fugue in Ab minor, for SATB recorders and viola de gamba, in A minor (1996); by Robert Carr: Divisions on an Italian Ground from The Delightful Companion published in 1682; continuo arranged for guitar (1980); by Claudio Monteverdi: Ecco Mormorar l'Onde, for SSATB recorders; by G. F. Haendel: Recorder Sonata No. 5 transposed from Bb into G major for tenor or soprano recorder (2007), Haendel's Concerto Grosso in A minor, op 6 no 4 arranged for recorders and harpsichord (directed from the harpsichord); by Franz Schubert: Schubert Dances for recorders and guitar (2002), from the piano originals, including Acht Ländler, Acht Ecossaises, a Wiener Deutsche and Fünf Deutsche Tänze, Fourteen Folk Dances with guitar accompaniment (2001); by Georg Philipp Telemann: Twelve Fantasias for Flute arranged for recorder (2001); by John Wilbye: Draw On Sweet Night, from the Second Set of Madrigals (1609), for SSATTB recorders, and Arrangements for Guitar (1986) of songs by Rossiter, Anon, and Händel.

Flute

Peter Billam's compositions for Flute include Divisions on an Italian Ground, for flute and guitar (1980),   Trombone Quintet (1994),   Three Suites 1) For the Solo Line (2000) for Flute,   Three Suites 3) For Piano and a Solo Line (2000) for Flute and Piano,   Three Duets (2001) for Flutes,   Second Solo Suite (2003) for Flute, and   New !  the Flute Trio (2012).

Arrangements include by J. S. Bach: Six Chorales with Descant arranged for melody instrument and piano, Bach's Trio super Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend arranged for flute and piano, Bach's Cello Suite I in G-Major for flute or recorder (2005), Bach's Cello Suite II in d-Minor for flute or recorder (2007), Bach's Cello Suite III in C-major for flute or recorder (2007), Bach's Flute Sonata BWV 1032 in A major for Flute and Keyboard (2000), with a new completion for the first movement (Vivace bars 63 to 88) composed by Peter Billam, Bach's Fuga Canonica from the Musikalishes Opfer for keyboard and solo instrument, and by John Wilbye: Draw On Sweet Night, from the Second Set of Madrigals (1609), for five Flutes and Alto Flute.

Guitar

Peter Billam's compositions for Guitar include Five Short Pieces for Guitar (1979),   Divisions on an Italian Ground for flute and guitar (1980);     New !  Three Suites 1) For the Solo Line (2000) for Guitar,   Guitar Duet, for two guitars, three movements (2006-7) and   Trio With Guitar for guitar and two clarinets, or guitar and two recorders, or for guitar and two violas (2008).

Arrangements include Fourteen Folk Dances with guitar accompaniment (2001), Twelve Italian Songs arranged for voice and guitar, Seven English Songs, arranged for voice and guitar; by Robert Carr: Divisions on an Italian Ground from The Delightful Companion published in 1682, continuo arranged for guitar (1980);   New !  The Entertainer by Scott Joplin (2014): Schubert Dances for recorders and guitar (2002), from the piano originals, including Acht Ländler, Acht Ecossaises, a Wiener Deutsche and Fünf Deutsche Tänze; four Schubert Songs (1978), arranged for voice and guitar; Bushband music for Violin, Piano accordion and Tenor banjo (tuned DGBE) (1990); also Arrangements for Guitar (1986) of songs by Rossiter, Anon, and Händel.

Brass

Peter Billam's compositions for brass instruments include A Suite of Curves (1990),   Handwriting and   Trombone Quintet.

Arrangements include Easy Pieces for Bb Trumpet and Piano (2004).

Strings

Peter Billam's compositions for string instruments include Violin Duets (2008), and the Three Suites 1) For the Solo Line (2000) for Violin, for Viola, and for Cello; and the Second Solo Suite (2003) for Violin and for Viola and for Cello; also the Trio With Guitar for guitar and two violas (2008) and   New !  Music for Strings (2015) for a sextet of 2vln, 2vla, 2vlc, and   New !  Two Encores for Strings (2015) for a sextet of 2vln, 2vla, 2vlc.

Arrangements include Bushband music for Violin, Piano accordion and Tenor banjo (1990).

Chamber ensembles

Peter Billam's compositions for various chamber ensembles include Three Suites 3) For Piano and a Solo Line (2000),   Die Frage,   Handwriting,   Trombone Quintet,   Four Dances, the   Trio With Guitar for guitar and two clarinets, or guitar and two recorders, or for guitar and two violas (2008),   New !  Twelve Canons (2010), and the Flute Trio (2012), and   New !  Music for Strings (2015) for a sextet of 2vln, 2vla, 2vlc, and   New !  Two Encores for Strings (2015) for a sextet of 2vln, 2vla, 2vlc.

Arrangements include by J. S. Bach: Contrapunctus 14 from the Die Kunst der Fuge as completed by D. F. Tovey, for Violin, Viola and two Cellos; Bach's Ricercare a 6 from the Musikalishes Opfer, for two Violins, two Violas and two Cellos.


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