Compositions

Clowes writes extensively for small band contexts, but in addition she has written for a myriad of other orchestral and chamber music line-ups. Works include:

The Mighty Pen London Sinfonietta (2020)
for solo soprano saxophone, a Community Commission inspired by members of We Are Ageing Better St Pancras and Somerstown
Listen/watch on YouTube

Round By The Ness for Louise McMonagle (2020)
for solo cello
You can listen/watch here on Facebook, at around 21mins in, and you can read the programme note here.

Earworm BBC Radio 3 (2020)
for solo violin, a miniature for BBC Postcards from Composers
You can listen/watch here on Facebook

Alison Architecture of Autonomy (2020)
for saxophone & piano/organ, music for film/dance

Three Rhythmic Vehicles for Colour London Sinfonietta (2020)
for school orchestra, reworking/orchestration of material provided by primary school pupils for Sound Out

Hero London Sinfonietta (2019)
for solo double bass, a Sinfonietta Short
The YouTube video below includes a performance by Enno Senft, from about 12 minutes in

A walk in the park – or so they say London Sinfonietta (2019)
for school orchestra, reworking/orchestration of material provided by secondary school pupils for Sound Out

Loujean & Lucy BBC Radio 3 commission (2017)
for orchestra, saxophone & piano

The Mighty Pencil Onyx Brass commission (2015)
for brass quintet
appears on ‘Onyx Noir’, NMC Recordings (2018)

The Fox, the Parakeet & the Chestnut BBC Radio 3 commission (2014)
for orchestra and jazz quintet
Winner of a BASCA British Composer Award, 2015

Under Your Wing (2014)
for voice, saxophone, guitar, bass, drums & string quartet
(lyrics Mike Walker)

Song for Saariaho (2014)
for cello, saxophone & drums

Apple Boy Emulsion commission (2014)
for the Emulsion Sinfonietta

Small Pieces of Wood (2012)
for soprano saxophone, oboe, bass clarinet & drums

Iris Nonet (2011)
for jazz quintet & string quartet
Shortlisted for a BASCA British Composer Award, 2013

Wintertime Phoenix Singers commission (2008)
for SATB choir
(lyrics Jessie Jones)

Tango (2006)
for cello & piano; saxophone & cello; saxophone, cello, piano, bass & drums
The extract below is from a trio version for saxophone (TC), cello (Louise McMonagle) & drums (James Maddren)

The arrangement in the video below is for cello and piano, performed by Louise McMonagle and Neil Georgeson

The Musician’s Guide to the Galaxy (2006)
for narrator, string quartet, jazz quintet, percussion, woodwind quartet

More examples of Clowes’ music can be found on the Album Releases page or the Videos/Music Clips page.