List of Works

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Chamber & Instrumental

When Gravity Fails                       

version for clarinet & piano  8'

2015

Deck the Bells (with yule-tide folly)  

for four pianists playing one piano  6'

2014

Jazz Pieces

a song recycle for flute, alto sax,

cello & piano  13'

2012

Jazz Nibbles                     

a song recycle for flute, alto sax, piano & double bass  12'

2011

Reflection >                     

for solo flute  3'

2011

Plato's Cave                     

for tenor sax, viola & piano  14' 

(revised 2011)                                 2008

Birthday Music >                   

three pieces for solo flute  7' 30"

2010

Jazz Bites                    

a song recycle for flute, violin, piano & double bass  9'

2010

Waiting for Caroline >                   

sonata for viola & piano  15'

(originally for horn & piano 1996)    2010

When Gravity Fails >                   

six pieces arranged for viola & piano  14'

2010

Changing Lanes                   

for solo piano  9'

2005

The Ultimate Minimalist yet Richly Post-Modern Rhymed Piano Piece (et al) 

a seriously innovative piece for singing pianist  variable duration

2004

Murphy's Law >                   

for soprano sax & piano  11'

2002

A Short Suite >                   

for saxophone quartet  10'

1994

Evening Romance from 'The Park Suite'  

arr. for easy piano solo  2'

1999

Bridgewater Quartet >                   

for flute, clarinet, violin & piano  14' 30"

1994

Waiting for Caroline                    

sonata for horn & piano  15'

  1996

A Parliament of Women                   

arr. for piano duet of songs and dances from the 1976 musical   19'

1994

Opposites                  

for viola & bassoon  5'

1986

House of Awa                  

piano music for experimental dance-theatre work  20'

1984

Sonata                   

for piano   10'

1981

Elephant Man                  

suite for solo cello  5'

1986

A Simpleton's Peace                  

suite of pieces for piano  7'

1978

Tense Melodies                 

for flute & guitar  6'

1981

Sonatina                 

for two violins  8'

1977

On Entering the Temple of Hymen            for trumpet & organ  4'

1980

Interface 640                 

for oboe, clarinet & bassoon  3' 30"

1976

 
Choral

The Imaginary Menagerie                  

for unison voices, or SA & piano  3' 30"

fun with tongue twisters

2016

At the Lighting of the Lamps                  

for SATB choir & orchestra  13'

versions for chamber or full orchestra

2016

Pro Patria 

for SATB choir & brass band  13'  

a cycle of 8 songs, setting poems of WWI

2015

Girl, Boy, Flower, Bicycle 

for unaccompanied SSAA choir   2' 30" 

2011

Wide Sky Shelter

a celebration for choir, kapa haka group, dancers, speakers & orchestra  9'

2014

Missa Brevis

for unaccompanied TTBB choir & flute  10' 

2010

Psalm 150                  

for SSAATTBB choir & organ  3'

2010

Our Christmas

for SA choir & string orchestra   1' 45" 

words by Margaret Mahy

2009

A New Sky

song cycle for TTBB choir & piano  15' 

2009

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis               

for SATB choir & organ  4' 20" and 2' 10"

2009

Transports of Delight

a medley of short songs for massed choir & piano (with SA harmony)  3' 15" 

setting of three poems by Margaret Mahy

2009

Carol of the (New Zealand) Birds

versions for SA & piano or unaccompanied SATB choir  1' 30"

2008

Songs of the Wild               

for massed choir & piano  8'

2007

Shipwreck               

version for SATB choir & orchestra  12'

2006

Wencelas

for SATB choir & orchestra  9' 

2007

Carol of the (New Zealand) Birds

for SS choir & orchestra (or piano)  9'

words by the composer 

2007

A Garland of Songs

for male voice choir & piano  10' 

2001

Witches, Clowns, Promises >               

for children's choir & orchestra (or piano)  10'

setting of five poems by Margaret Mahy

2007

Plumsong

for unaccompanied SATB choir  15' 

with optional brass and piano accompaniment

2001

Wenceslas

for treble voices & orchestra (or piano)  15' 

1992

Proud to call New Zealand Home           

a tongue-and-cheek song for

barbershop quartet  3'

1995

Does No-One Care?          

anthem for 2-part (SA & solos) youth choir & piano  3'

1991

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

for choir, orchestra & rappers  3'

2006

Ravenous Uncles (and Many Thin Greedy Aunts) >

for children's choir & orchestra (or piano)  10'                                                            2004

Shipwreck

version for male voice choir, piano & percussion  12'

2000

Naindong and Sumpah dan Janji

two Brunnei folk songs arr. for 3-part girls choir & piano  3'

1995

Shipwreck

for SATB choir & brass ensemble  15'

1990

Hunger Songs

for SSA choir  7' 

1992

Measured Mass

for TTBB choir & organ  8' 

1978

New Chums and the Old Identity           

cantata for SATB choir & orchestra  60'

1982

Surrealist Landscape           

for SATB choir & piano  5'

1975

Psalm CL

for SATB choir & organ  6'

1978

Composition for Choir with Laryngitis

for lost voices  4'

1974

 
Orchestral & Concerto

Four Songs by Douglas Lilburn

for high voice & chamber orchestra  8' 

2015

Animals of the Orchestra

a reworking of a selection from Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals  10' 

2015

When Gravity Fails

a 'mini-concerto' for viola & orchestra  8' 

2014

The Cat Who Became a Poet

for narrator & orchestra  11'

setting of a story by Margaret Mahy

2013

Earthquake: 22.2.11

for narrator & orchestra  6' 

2012

A Lion in the Meadow

for narrator & small orchestra  3' 30" 

a setting of the children's story book A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy   

2012

Suite from Peter Pan

for orchestra  19'

2009

Patapan

for singer & orchestra  2' 

2008

Dudelsack Medley

for dudelsack & orchestra  3' 15" 

comprises Once in Royal David's City and two Czech Carols; Nasem Vam Noviny & Stetsi, Zdravi, Pkov Svaty    

2008

A Visit from St Nicholas

an orchestral 'soundwash'   (variable duration)

to accompany a recitation of Samuel Clemens Moore's Poem by Garry Moore (former Christchurch Mayor)  19'

2005

Fanfare for Dame Sylvia Cartwright

for brass ensemble  1' 10" 

commissioned by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra 

2005

Fanfare on Personent Hodie

for orchestra  1' 30" 

with optional brass band and optional choir   

2004

Suite from A Christmas Carol

for orchestra  18'

2002

Inception to Infinity

for guitar & string orchestra   18'  

2002

The House that Sings

for string orchestra 10'   

1999

The Castaway Sailor

for narrator & orchestra  24'

1998

Between the Rivers

for youth orchestra   9'  

1997

The Park

suite for orchestra 20'   

1996

Concerto for Violin and Piano

for violin, piano & orchestra  22'

1995

Friendship Haiku

an orchestral tone-poem   10'  

1992

The Juggler Overture

for orchestra & optional juggler   5'

commissioned by NZSO for Ron Goodwin's Summer Pops tour 1993  

1996

Overture

for orchestra  5' 30"

1992

Concerto No. 2

for twenty car horns  7'

1984

Mist

for orchestra   2' 15"  

1991

Concerto No. 1

for twenty-odd car horns   5'  

1979

Canterbury Rhythms

overture for orchestra   13'

1989

Symphony: Minnie Dean

for orchestra   25'

1977

 
Solo Voice

Four Songs by Douglas Lilburn

for high voice & chamber orchestra  8'

2015

Ravenous Uncles (and Many Thin Greedy Aunts) >

for voice & piano  10'                                                                                               2003

Witches, Clowns, Promises >               

for voice & piano  10'

setting of five poems by Margaret Mahy

2000

The Dispassionate Observer

for mezzo-soprano & piano  10'

1978

 
Opera & Ballet

The Pleasure Garden

opera for six singers, chorus

& two pianos   30'

revision and extension of 'The Artist's Tale'

2003

A Factory Opera ('Sure to Rise')

opera for six singers, chorus

& two pianos   30' 

revision and extension of 'A Factory Hand's Tale' 

2002

A Christmas Carol

ballet with full orchestra   100'

2001

The Artist's Tale

short opera towards 'Canterbury Tales' collection   15'

2000

A Christmas Carol

ballet for computer–sequenced tape   100'

1990

Terrible Tom

ballet for chamber ensemble   50'

1985

Peter Pan

ballet with full orchestra   104' 

1999

A Christmas Carol

opera based on Dickens' novel   100'

lyrics by the composer

1993

New Zealand Made

short ballet for NZ sesquicentennial   16' 

1989

Te Maia and the Sea-Devil

ballet for computer–sequenced tape   55'

1987

Scripting the Dreams

ballet for chamber ensemble   20' 

1982

 
Stage

The Great Art War

a full-length musical play

for six singer-actors with violin & piano accompaniment   120'

2012

Dirty Weekends

a gardening musical

for eight singer-actors with piano & computer-sequenced backing tape   120' 

1997

Where Would a Songwriter be Without Love?

a Philip Norman tribute musical based on a selection of 30 of his existing

theatre songs   100'

additional computer arrangements for the Fortune Theatre production                                                                                         1995

Making it Big

a musical based on the book by

Roger Hall   120'

1991

Jobless

a musical for three actor-singers about unemployment   120'

1983

Love Off The Shelf

a musical based on the book by Roger Hall with lyrics by AK Grant   120' 

1986

Elephant Man

suite for solo cello   120' 

incidental music for the Court Theatre production

1981

Footrot Flats

a musical with book by Roger Hall and lyrics by AK Grant   120'                                                                                                   1983

Fresh Revolving Pleasures

a musical based on the book by Roger Hall with lyrics by AK Grant   120'                                                                                   1981

A Stab in the Dark

a comic operetta with libretto by John Farnsworth   120'

1976

Stiff Luck for the Undertaker

a comic operetta with libretto by John Farnsworth   120' 

1974

Cinderolla and the Fairy Oddmother

a comic operetta with libretto by John Farnsworth   120'

1973

The Twenty-First of the Forty-Ninth

a one-act comic operetta with libretto by John Farnsworth   35'

1971

All works available for purchase from Philip, please get in touch directly here

 

Highlighted works are available for immediate purchase from reedmusic.com 

Music Director, Risingholme Orchestra

Music Director, Jubilate Singers

Founding Trustee, The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts

Founding Chairman, Concerts for Christchurch Foundation

© 2019 Philip Norman