Compositions

My profile on the British Music Collection is here.
My SoundCloud account, with recordings of some of my compositions, is here.

Violin

Violin Sonata (2016)

I.   Allegro moderato
II.  Modal Jig
III.  Ballad
IV.  Rondo

Sonata for Violin and Piano sample pages
Violin Sonata Performance Notes

Allegro moderato excerpt (computer generated)

Modal Jig excerpt (computer generated)

Ballad excerpt (computer generated)

Rondo excerpt (computer generated)

Cello

Cello Sonata (2015)

I.   Budapest
II.  Vienna
III. Brno
IV.  Tirana

Cello Sonata sample pages
Cello Sonata Performance Notes

I. Budapest excerpt (computer generated)

II. Vienna excerpt (computer generated)

III. Brno (live recording)  Video here at 12′ into performance

IV. Tirana excerpt (computer generated)

String Quartet

String Quartet (2015)

I.   Maestoso
II.  Adagio
III. Minuet: Allegretto (pseudo raga)
IV.  Con brio

String Quartet sample pages
String Quartet Performance Notes

Maestoso excerpt (computer generated)

Adagio excerpt (computer generated)

Minuet: Allegretto excerpt (computer generated)

Con brio excerpt (computer generated)

Flute

Flute Vibes (2015)

for flute and piano

Premiered 17 May 2015, Exeter College, Oxford
Chris Britton, Flute

Flute Vibes sample pages
Flute Vibes Performance Notes

Flute Vibes, with Chris Britton, flute, and Kirsten Johnson, piano

Clarinet

Being (2015)

for clarinet solo

Premiered November 14, 2020, by The Boston New Music Initiative
Stephanie Clark, clarinet

Score – please let me know if you choose to perform Being

Watch a video of me talking about this piece with Beth Ratay (BNMI) here.

Bassoon

Epik and Dance (2019)

for bassoon and string trio

Epik and Dance sample pages
Epik and Dance introductory notes

Epik and Dance excerpts (computer generated)

Brass

Brass Quintet (2017)

I.   March sample pages
II.  Waltz  sample pages
III. Soliloquy  sample pages
IV.  Finale  sample pages

Performance notes

I. March excerpts (computer generated)

II. Waltz excerpts (computer generated)

III. Soliloquy excerpts (computer generated)

IV. Finale excerpts (computer generated)

Tuba

Deep Blue (2017)

Tuba solo with extended techniques

Deep Blue sample pages

Chamber Ensemble

Remembrance, Journey and Dance (2016)

Trio for clarinet, oboe or viola; cello or bassoon; and piano

Premiered 1 April 2017, MC Gallery, New York City by Vent Nouveau

Remembrance, Journey and Dance sample pages
Remembrance, Journey and Dance Performance Notes

Remembrance, Journey and Dance, performed by Vent Nouveau

streams, waterfall, pool (2016)

for flute, violin and cello

streams, waterfall, pool sample pages
streams, waterfall, pool Performance Notes

streams, waterfall, pool excerpts (computer generated)

Elegy (2020)

Trio for violin, cello and piano

Orchestra

Union/Disunion (2017)

Premiered 17 June 2017, London
London Contemporary Chamber Orchestra, workshop

Union/Disunion Performance Notes
Union/Disunion sample pages

And time stood still…. (2019)

for string orchestra

And time stood still…. sample pages
And time stood still…performance notes

And time stood still…. [computer-generated excerpts]

Why? [computer-generated excerpts]

Vocal Ensemble

Fall, Leaves, Fall (2016)

for male sextet, a cappella, 4’20”
Text: Emily Bronte

Fall, Leaves, Fall sample pages

What the Swallows Did (2016)

for 2 sopranos, 1 mezzo-soprano, a cappella,3’20”
Text: Louisa May Alcott

Performance notes
What the Swallows Did sample pages

An Evening Prayer (2018)

for male sextet (2 Altos; 2 Tenors; Baritone; Bass), a cappella, 3’50”
Text: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

An Evening Prayer sample pages

Vocal Solo

Eliza (2017)

for soprano and found objects.
Text by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Sample score

Choral

The Four Elements (2017)

for SATB a cappella

The Four Elements sample pages

The Twirling Shoal (2017)

for SATB quartet and piano
Text: K. Johnson

The Twirling Shoal sample pages

For Christmas-Tide is Here! (2016)

SATB and organ  3’30” [also in SATB and piano version]
Text: Louisa May Alcott

Performance notes
For Christmas-Tide is Here! sample pages

Sing Unto The Lord (2016)

SATB a cappella, 4’10”
Text: Psalm 96, vv 1, 11-13

Sing Unto The Lord sample pages

The Pied Piper of Hamelin (2016)

for Children’s Choir, SATB Choir, Flute, Double Bass, Percussion and Piano, 20’
The Pied Piper of Hamelin further information

Ages of Ages (2015)

SATB, a capella, 4’30”

Performance notes
Ages of Ages sample pages

Piano

Seasons of Life

North Texas (a scherzo for piano)
Expression
November Wind

Seasons of Life sample pages

Watch a video of me talking about Expression with Beth Ratay of The Boston New Music Initiative.

Expression No. 1, premiered by The Boston New Music Initiative, Minato Sakamoto, piano

Sonata No. 1

I.    In The Beginning, a prelude
II.   Elegy
III.  Allegro vivace

Sonata No. 1 sample pages

Sonata No. 2

I.   Agitato
II.  Passing, a prelude
III. Toccata

Sonata No. 2 performance notes
Sonata No. 2 sample pages

Seven Diatonic Preludes

One note:  C  sample pages
Two notes:  C and D  sample pages
Three notes:  “Call”  sample pages
Four Notes:  Gigue  sample pages
Five Notes:  Waltz  sample pages
Six Notes:  Improvisation  sample pages
Seven Notes:  Haiku  sample pages

Patriotic Medley (2010)

A medley of American patriotic tunes written in memory of my father Maj. Ronald P. Johnson (1941-2010)

Recorded on Patriotic Piano

Nocturne Semplice (2016)

5’15”

Nocturne Semplice sample pages

Sadness (2016)

4’20”

Sadness sample pages