Morgan Hayes

Morgan Hayes


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[Works] ~ [Performances] ~ [Recordings]

Born in 1973, Morgan Hayes reflects the cultural pluralism of his generation in his open and relaxed attitude to many kinds of musical expression. At the same time, he has pursued a single-minded artistic vision that has won him admirers from among the ranks of enthusiasts for modernism as well as those of the broader musical community, and an impressive list of performances to date, in Argentina, Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, Switzerland and the USA, as well as in the United Kingdom.


These titles can be ordered in our online shop, or, in the case of rental works, through our Hire Library.

The items with [PDF] after them are links to free sample pages in the Adobe Actobat format.

Solo Piano

Birthday Capriccio 2001 [1'30''] (Ref. AC191) [PDF]  
Conway Hall 1998 [1'30''] (Ref. AC165) [PDF
Five Distressed Surfaces 1998 [15'30''] (Ref. H407)
Chipped Marble [4'], Flaking Yellow Stucco [2'], Corrugated [2'], Weaving [5'], Only Jesting [2'30'']
Le Lardon (Variations on a theme by Rameau) 1999 [2'] (Ref. AC173) [PDF]
Lute Stop 2003 [6'] (Ref. Y215)  [PDF] [INFOMATION]
Puppet Theatre 1999 [6'] (Ref. AC174) [PDF] [INFOMATION]
Strides Book 1. Three pieces for solo piano. 2006 [5'] (Ref. Y229) [PDF] [REVIEWS]
Strides Book 2. Five pieces for solo piano. 2007 [5'] (Ref. Y236) [PDF] [INFORMATION]
Wigmore Hall 2001 [1'30''] (Ref. Y190) [PDF]


Dictionary of London, A 2009 (Y246) [PDF] [MP3 Clip]
soprano and piano
2000, rev. 2001 [3'] (Ref. Y186) [PDF]
soprano, clarinet, bass clarinet, viola, cello and double bass
My Compass 2001 [3'30''] (Ref. Y188) [PDF]
soprano and piano
No Glints in It 2000 [9'] (Ref. AC185) [PDF]  
Song Cycle for voice and piano

Choral Works

Citizen Vain 2000 [3'] (Ref. AC178) [PDF] [INFORMATION]
male voices and piano duet

E Vesuvio Monte 2010 (Ref. Y275) [PDF] [INFORMATION]

Japanese Sweet 2006 (Traditional Japanese) [2'] (Ref. Y235) [PDF] [INFORMATION]
unison voices, hand-held percussion and piano

Solo Instrument

Lucky's Dream 2008 [3'] (Ref. Y274) [PDF] [INFORMATION]
solo violin

Lucky's Speech 2006 [3'] (Ref. Y237) [PDF] [INFORMATION]
solo violin
Totem 1991 [1'30''] (Ref. Y214) [PDF]  
solo clarinet  

Chamber Works

Alluvial 1999 [6'] (Rental Ref. HL341)
alto flute (doubling piccolo), E flat clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), percussion, piano, violin, 'cello & bass
Balustrades 2001 [7'] (Rental Ref. HL351)
contrabassoon, mandolin and string quintet
2000 (Ref. Y187) [PDF]
for flexible instrumental ensemble
1999 [6'] (Rental Ref. HL334) [MP3 Clip] [INFORMATION]
flute (doubling piccolo & alto flute), clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), piano, viola & 'cello

Dances on a Ground 2009 [6'] (Ref. Y248) [PDF] [INFORMATION]

string quartet

Dances on a Ground 2009 [6'] (Ref. Y261) [PDF] [INFORMATION]
clarinet in A, violin, cello, double bass (optional) and piano
Dark Room 2003 [13'] (Rental Ref. HL356) [MP3 Clip] [INFORMATION]
solo clarinet and large ensemble
Dislocated Chorales 2000 [11'] (Ref. Y180) [PDF]
for 8 groups of instruments
Divided Nettings 1999 [6'] (Rental Ref. HL336) [REVIEWS]
flute, oboe, B flat clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), bassoon, horn, harp, 2 violins, viola & 'cello
Mirage 1995 [10'] (Rental Ref. HL316)
oboe (doubling cor anglais), soprano B flat saxophone, 2 tenor trombones, percussion (2), piano, violin, viola, 'cello & bass
Opera 2003 [7'] (Ref. H448) [PDF] [MP3 Clip] [INFORMATION]
violin and piano
Recorded by Darragh Morgan and Mary Dullea on NMC (see discography)
Original Version 2007 [12'] (Rental Ref. HL381) [PDF Vn Duo] [PDF Score] [INFORMATION]

Two ensembles and violin duo
Ensemble 1: oboe, bass clarinet, trumpet in C, viola
Ensemble 2: flute, alto flute, bass trombone, percussion, piano, cello
Port Rhombus 2003 [4'] (Rental Ref. HL371) [INFORMATION
piccolo, cor anglais, bass clarinet, conta bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion (1), piano/celeste, 2 violins, viola, 'cello & bass
Senedd Sound 2006 [12'] (Rental Ref. HL384) [PDF] [INFORMATION]
piccolo, clarinet in E flat, bass clarinet, horn, trumpet in C, trombone, percussion (2)
Shatner's Bassoon 2009 (Ref. Y253) [PDF] [INFORMATION]
clarinet in A, trumpet in C, trombone, piano, viola and double bass
Shellac 1997 [13'] (Rental Ref. HL319) [PDF] [INFORMATION]
solo piano, flute (doubling piccolo), oboe (doubling cor anglais), B flat clarinet (doubling A, E flat & bass clarinets), bassoon (doubling contra bassoon), 2 horns, trumpet, trombone, percussion (2), harp, celeste, 2 violins, viola, 'cello & bass
Slippage 1999 [8'] (Rental Ref. HL333) [PDF] [INFORMATION]
flute, oboe, clarinet, piano, & Str(s) violin, viola, 'cello & bass
Snapshots 1994 [5'] (Ref. Y141) [PDF
flute, clarinet, violin, cello & piano
Three Buoys 2002 [7'] (Ref. Y198) [PDF]
violin, viola & piano
2000 [8'] (Ref. AC177) [REVIEWS]
piano, violin & bass clarinet
Viscid 1996, rev. 1997 [10'] (Rental Ref. HL318) [PDF] [INFORMATION]
flute (doubling piccolo & alto flute), oboe (doubling cor anglais), A clarinet (doubling E flat & bass clarinets), bassoon (doubling contra bassoon), horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion (2), piano (doubling celesta), 2 violins, viola, 'cello & bass

Völklinger Hütte 2011 [6'] (Ref. Y285) [INFORMATION]
piano trio

String Orchestra

Futurist Manifesto 2007 [10'] (Rental Ref. HL382) [PDF] [INFORMATION]
string orchestra (minimum players)

Orchestral Works

Strip 2005 [c.12'] (Rental Ref. HL374) [PDF] [INFORMATION]
2 flutes (both doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in A (both doubling clarinet in E flat), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, tuba, percussion (3), Harp, Piano, Cimbalom, Harmonium, Str(s) minimum

Violin Concerto 2006 [16'] (Rental Ref. HL378) [PDF] [INFORMATION]
flute (doubling piccolo), cor anglais, clarinet (doubling E flat clarinet and bass clarinet), bassoon (doubling double bassoon), horn in F, trumpet in C, trombone, percussion (1), harp, piano & strings



Violin Concerto

Label: NMC. Catalogue Reference NMC D163




Jerwood Series 2

Dark Room
London Sinfonietta. Martyn Brabbins (cond)
"The Jerwood Series 2"
Label: London Sinfonietta Label. Catalogue Reference SINF CD2-2006
[MP3 Clip]


Hoxton 13

Composers Ensemble Peter Wiegold (cond)
"The Hoxton 13"
Label: NMC. Catalogue Reference NMC D076
[MP3 Clip]



Darragh Morgan (http://www.darraghmorgan.com/main.html) (violin), Mary Dullea (piano)

Label: NMC. Catalogue Reference NMC D108
[MP3 Clip] [REVIEWS]


NMC Songbook

Dictionary of London
Loré Lixenberg (mezzo-soprano), Jonathan Powell (piano)
"The NMC Songbook"
Label: NMC. Catalogue Reference NMC D150
NMC: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/
[MP3 Clip]


NMC Songbook

Shatner's Bassoon
Endymion, Quentin Poole (cond.)
"Sound Census"
Label: NMC. Catalogue Reference NMC D160
NMC: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/

Recent and Forthcoming Performances



Dictionary of London 
Nardus Williams (soprano), Peter Foggitt (piano)
21 April 2016, 7.30pm St John's Smith Square, London




For further information about Morgan Hayes and his works,
please e-mail Richard Bullen richard@stainer.co.uk

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