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Bernard Hughes’ music is published by Wild Woods Music.His catalogue includes music for choirs of all abilities, as well as instrumental and theatrical music.

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Selected works by Bernard Hughes

Title Scoring Duration Year
Choral
Salve Regina SATB double choir 8′ 2014
Esdras, Sir Isaac Newton and me SSA choir 7′ 2013
I Sing of Love SATB choir 15′ 2012
All across this jumbl’d earth SATB choir, bar solo & piano 15′ 2011
A Medieval Bestiary SATB choir 25′ 2010
Revelation Window SATB double choir 5′ 2010
The Death of Balder SATB choir 25′ 2007
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Orchestral
Hobson’s Choice orchestra 4′ 2015
Disgrace and Intensity orchestra 3′ 2014
Sinfonietta chamber orchestra 11′ 2011
ANAPHORA orchestra 15′ 2012
Bernard & Isabel narrator and orchestra 25′ 2010
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Opera/vocal
Songs of Lost Love sop & piano 14′ 2014
Does a firm perswasion that a thing is so, make it so? SSA vocal trio 5′ 2014
Dumbfounded! chamber opera 15′ 2008
Chincha-Chancha Cooroo children’s opera 70′ 2006
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Instrumental
Strettos and Striations piano 11′ 2005
Bagatelles piano 11′ 2005
Suck It and See string quartet 3′ 2004
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Most popular are the highly successful Nonsense Songs
Composer and TV presenter Howard Goodall writes: ‘Bernard Hughes’ spicily engaging Nonsense Songs are delightfully quirky and mischievous, musically inventive and witty. They are tongue-in-cheek and will prove rewarding for young singing groups who are looking for something a little out of the ordinary.’
Conductors who have performed Nonsense Songs have said: “These lunatic morsels are marvellously loopy with a kind of insane logic that children appreciate immediately… Varied, entertaining and great fun to sing.’ – ‘Choirs and conductors will gain much enjoyment from learning and performing these songs’ – ‘Perfectly judged: funny and profound, and beautifully crafted.’

Hear an extract from Nonsense Songs.

For more information, or a full catalogue, please click here.

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