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The Music of Simon Holt

  • Editor: Charlton, David
Simon Holt is a leading presence in contemporary music...With a generous array of colour-plates and numerous musical examples, the book is a richly-textured resource More…



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  • Introduction: Memories of Magical Moonlight: Simon Holt's years as a composition student - Anthony Gilbert
  • Duende y Duelos: the Andalusian spirit in the Lorca settings - Anthony Gilbert
  • An Interplay of Passion and Spirit: The Nightingale's to Blame -
  • Images in Sound: Movement, Harmony and Colour in the Early Music - Philip Rupprecht
  • Myth and Narrative in 3 for Icarus - Edward Venn
  • Sound, Sense and Syntax: The Emily Dickinson Settings - Steph Power
  • Piano music - Stephen Gutman
  • Redefining the cello's voice: Musical agency in feet of clay - Rebecca Thumpston
  • Performance and reflections: Holt's music for oboe and cor anglais - Melinda Maxwell
  • Shaking the Bars: The Yellow Wallpaper - Steph Power
  • Listening to the River's Roar: Stance, Texture and Space in the Concertos - David Beard
  • Orchestral Works in Performance - Thierry Fischer
  • Oblique themes and still centres: a conversation between Julia Bardsley and Simon Holt - Julia Bardsley
  • Sketching and Idea-Gathering - Simon Speare
  • Art, Conceptualism and Politics in Holt's music - David Charlton
  • Appendix A: Overview and Catalogue of Pieces - David Charlton
  • Appendix B: Texts by Simon Holt for Raju Raghuvanshi is a ghost and The Legend of Melusine
  • Bibliography