ISABELLA GELLIS




british/canadian composer, in london


LIST OF WORKS 


for now, itโ€™s best to email me if you would like to see any scores [or hear any recordings that arenโ€™t online]


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SONATA / piano / 8โ€™ / 2018 / ๎„๏ธŽ๎„๏ธŽ
a sort of microsonata

SLOW DAY NO. 5 / piano / 2โ€™ / 2020 / ๎„๏ธŽ
a song without words

THE DISSOLUTE SOCIETY COMPRISED OF ALL SORTS / piano / 35โ€™ / 2021
a suite based on Biberโ€™s Battalia

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FALLING UP SONGS / soprano, vln, bcl, pft / 4โ€™ / 2016 

LA LUNE NE GARDE AUCUNE RANCUNE / tenor, fl, cl, bcl, hn, vl, vla, vlc / 16โ€™ / 2018 / ๎„๏ธŽ
text by T.S. Eliot

MONTREAL SONGS /medium voice, piano / 14โ€™ / 2021
three folk song arrangements in French, English and Yiddish

DEAD HORSES / solo voice  / 12โ€™ / 2021 
text by me, RAM200 commission

I WISH I COULD SPEAK TO YOU / medium-high voice, piano / 3โ€™ / 2021
text by Dan Sociu

HOW TO SING AND PLAY THE HARP / soprano, harp / 11โ€™ / 2022
text by Dan Sociu

 
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FOR PEACE AND COUNTRY [CHAMBER OPERA] / mezzo-soprano: ebcl, cl, bcl, a-sax, bn, tr, tb, vl, vlc, pft / 16โ€™ / 2018 / ๎„๏ธŽ๎„๏ธŽ



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AYBROOK STREET / six sight-reading violinists of any ability / 12โ€™ / 2017 
a made-to-order piece, premiered at The Ditch, Shoreditch Town Hall

HOW TO DRAW / string quartet / 6โ€™ / 2018 
written for Dartington International Summer School, premiered there by the Heath Quartet

AND OTHER THINGS / clarinet, cello, piano / 4โ€™ / 2018 / ๎„๏ธŽ
written at Dartington International Summer School, premiered there by the Tritium Trio, relating to Charles Ives

SLOW DAY NO. 6 / piano + any other instrument, range Db4-B5 / 2โ€™ / 2020
Slow Day No. 5 [see above] but with a bit more going on

SOMETHING PRETTY / harp, piano / 4โ€™ / 2020
brunch music for Olivia Jageurs and Thomas Ang, at the Fidelio Cafe

AND OTHER THINGS [version 2] / violin, cello, piano / 11โ€™ / 2021 
more things relating to Charles Ives

THINKPIECE / flute, horn, cello + tape / 11โ€™ / 2021 
verses and choruses with some thoughts about Messiaen at the end

BOWED AND BLOWED / clarinet, violin, cello / 6โ€™ / 2022 
Listenpony commission, written for a trio from Explore Ensemble

LURID CUPOLA MOSS / violin, viola, cello / 9โ€™ / 2022
Nash Ensemble commission, premiered at Wigmore Hall

BOWED BLOWED AND HIT / recorder[s], violin, double bass, marimba / 9โ€™ / 2022
flexible[ish] scoring, any blowed instrument, any two bowed instruments, and any hit instrument could play this

STRANGE ISABELLA / wind quintet, piano / 2โ€™ / 2022
Stomping Ground commission, programmed alongside Isabella Leonarda

AND OTHER THINGS [version 3?] / clarinet, cello, piano /  10โ€™ / 2022
I like this one the most

FRIENDS / kalimba, trumpet / 10-20โ€™ / 2022
bathroom music



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ABSURD WALLS / string orchestra [min. 3,3,3,3,2] / 4โ€™ / 2016

SUBLUNAR / orchestra - no percussion / 8โ€™ / 2019
very yearning, + thereโ€™s an Ives song somewhere in the middle


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PIANO QUINTET, title tbc, premiere 12/22

orchestration of MONTREAL SONGS, for fun

EVENTS



previous years
05/12/21 - ORCHESTRATIONS FOR BRIGHTON PHIL @ BRIGHTON DOME W/ JOANNA MACGREGOR, KATHRYN TICKELL AND AMY THATCHER

08/11/21 - DEAD HORSES @ RAM W/ LOTTE BETTS-DEAN

08/08/21 - THE DISSOLUTE SOCIETY COMPRISED OF ALL SORTS @ DARTINGTON FESTIVAL W/ JOSEPH HAVLAT

25/05/21 - MONTREAL SONGS @ NORFOLK & NORWICH FESTIVAL W/ JOSEPH HAVLAT AND LOTTE BETTS-DEAN

21/05/21 - SONATA @ BISHOPSGATE INSTITUTE W/ JOSEPH HAVLAT

12/09/20 - SOMETHING PRETTY @ FIDELIO CAFE W/ OLIVIA JAGEURS AND THOMAS ANG

08/08/19 - FOR PEACE AND COUNTRY [STAGED] @ TรŠTE ร€ TรŠTE FESTIVAL W/ LOTTE BETTS-DEAN, ELIAS BROWN review here

02/11/18 - SONATA @ RAM W/ JOSEPH HAVLAT

02/10/18 - FOR PEACE AND COUNTRY [UNSTAGED] @ RAM W/ LOTTE BETTS-DEAN + ME CONDUCTING

24/08/18 - HOW TO DRAW @ DARTINGTON W/ HEATH QUARTET

24/08/18 - AND OTHER THINGS @DARTINGTON W/ TRITIUM TRIO

16/11/17 - FALLING UP SONGS @ RAM W/ CHRISTINE BURAS, DAVID SHAW, JAMES GILBERT, THOMAS ANG

16/06/17 - AYBROOK STREET @ THE DITCH W/ THOMAS ANG, JACK GREED, JOSEPH HAVLAT, SHIR LEVY, ROMAN LYTWYNIW, DAVID SHAW


biographies



take your pick, all credited to photographer Ella Pavlides



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