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John Hopkins

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Role: 
Composer in Residence
Department: 
Faculty of Music
Contact number: 
(+44)1223 747310
Contact email address: 
jeh40@cam.ac.uk
Year Joined Homerton: 
1988
Research Interests: 
  • Composition and Contemporary Music
  • Teaching & Professional Interests:
  • Composition and Contemporary Music
Qualifications: 
  • B.Mus, M.Mus, MA, D.Phil

Awards:

  • many commissions, including from the BBC; Aldeburgh, King’s Lynn and Huddersfield Festivals; the Fires of London; City of London Sinfonia; etc.

Prizes:

  • MidNAG Composition Prize, Arts Council Major Bursary
Dissertation: 

Composition Portfolio: major project The Floating World

Publications: 

Orchestra

  • Night Cycle (1975) 26'
    3(picc:afl).3(ca).3(bcl).3(3=cbsn). / 4.3.3.1. / timp.3perc(cel).hp. / str.
  • Solstice (1978) 17'
    3(picc).3(ca).3(bcl).2. / 4.3.3.0. / timp.3perc.hp. / str.
  • The Magic Mountain (1979) 30'
    for piano and orchestra
    solo piano - 3(picc;afl).3(ca).3(bcl).3(cbsn). / 4.3.3.0. / timp.2perc.hp. / str.
  • Faustus (1986) 40'
    3(alf:2picc).3(ca).3(2bcl).ssax.asax.tsax.3(2cbsn). / 4.3.3.1. / timp.2perc.pf(cel).harp. / str.
  • Sinfonia (1988) 18'
    1.1.1.asax.1. / 2.1.0.0. / str.
  • Concerto da Camera (1989) 18'
    1(picc).1(ca).1.1. / 2.1.0.0. / str. (minimum 6.4.4.3.1.)
  • Double Concerto (1993) 25'
    for trumpet, saxophone and orchestra
    asax, tpt - timp.perc.pf. / str.

Chamber/Instrumental

  • Round (1974)
    fl.cl. / pf. / vla.vc.
  • Se la face ay pale (1977) 8'
    fl(picc,afl).cl(bcl). / perc. / vln.vc.
  • 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird (1978)
    ob. / hp.hpscd. / vln.vla.vc
  • The Cloud of Unknowing (1978) 23'
    fl(picc,afl).cl(bcl). / perc.pf(cel) / vln.vc.
  • The Golden Flower (1979)
    alto fl
  • Fuga Canonica (1981)
    fl.cl. / hpscd . / vln.vc.
  • Liernes (1981)
    fl.pf
  • Cantilever (1982) 20'
    1(picc).1(ca).1(bcl).1. / pf. / str. (1.0.1.1.0.)
  • Elective Affinities (1983) 25'
    ob.bsn. / pf. / vln.vc.
  • 8 Pieces for Alto Saxophone and Piano (1987)

Piano

  • 4 Pieces for Piano (1974)
  • Beyond (1982)
  • Aquamarine (1982)
  • Sonata for Piano (1991)

Vocal (with ensemble)

  • Noche Oscura (1976) 15'
    soprano; fl(picc,afl).cl(bcl). / gtr. / vla.vc.
  • For the Far Journey (1981) 25'
    soprano; fl(picc,afl).cl(bcl). / gtr. / vla.vc.
  • White Winter, Black Spring (1985) 30'
    tenor, baritone; 1(picc,afl).1(ca).1(bcl).asax.0. / 1.1.1.0. / perc. / str. (1.1.1.1.1.)
  • Sonnet (1987) 17'
    soprano, tenor, baritone; 1(afl).1(ca).1(bcl).1. / 1.0.0.0. / hp. / str. (1.0.1.1.0.)
  • In the White Hours (1990) 13'30"
    soprano; cl(bcl).ssax.vla.vc
  • 3 Chinese Lyrics (1991)
    sop; fl. / vla
  • Cantata (1992) 25'
    mezzo.baritone; 2ob.bsn. / hp. / 2vla.vc.

Vocal (with piano)

  • The Book of Pictures (1985)
    mezzo. pf

Choral

  • Introit, Kyrie and Graduale (1980) 8'
    SATB double choir
  • 4 Latin Motets (2009) 13'30"
    SATB

 

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