Category Archives: Chamber


For two clarinets and small string orchestra, Altopiano is a quiet meditative piece.

Instrumentation – 2 clarinets in Bb, violins (6), violas (2), violoncellos (2) and double bass (1)

Duration – circa 5 minutes

Composition July – August 2020

Score and parts available on request

BarnabyPriest · Altopiano


First performance: Centre for Musical Arts, Dubai, 13th April 2017

For piano and string quartet, Lorelei Quartet (Natalia Vaskinova, Jennie Lee-Foster, Francesca Knowles, Angharad Maxwell) and Sophie Griggs (pianoforte).


String Quartet No 3


Recorded at the Centre For Musical Arts, Dubai, UAE (April 13, 2017)

Lorelei String Quartet:

Natalia Vaskinova & Jennie Lee Foster (violins), Francesca Lett (viola), Angharad Maxwell (violoncello)

  1.   Allegro
  2.   Andantino
  3.   Quasi un minuetto
  4.   Poco Moderato – Presto – Poco Moderato

… some become stars …

Recorded at Centre for Musical Arts, Dubai, UAE 13th April 2017
Dubai Viola Octet: Francesca Lett, Stephanie Duarte, Imogen Lillywhite, Calum Mciver, Hannah Mason, Jennie Lee-Foster, Crosby Barrett, Natalie Oughourlian




Live recording at Centre for Musical Arts, Dubai, UAE on 13th April 2017
Performed by Crosby Barrett (violin) & Magdalena Wajdzik (pianoforte)

I count the islands (and I sigh)

Performed by Stephanie Duarte (solo viola) and The Dubai Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jonathan Barrett

Centre for Musical Arts, Dubai, UAE, 13th April, 2017



Two Pages, Two Minutes

13th April, 2017

Niko Managazze plays the first performance of Two Pages, Two Minutes as an encore item for the Composer Showcase Concert on the 13th April, 2017 at the Centre for Musical Arts, Dubai, UAE


Performance @ The Centre for Musical Arts, Dubai

Magdalena Wajdzik’s Contemporary Music Recital at the Centre for Musical Arts on 26th May, 2016  included a performance of Moving On (1989).

Small Ensemble

String Quartet No. 3

String Quartet

The Infusion of Impossible Things

Flute, violin, viola, pianoforte

Worldes Blis (String Quartet No. 2)
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String Quartet

Canzona (Vidimus Stellam)
String Quintet
2 Violins, Viola, 2 Violoncellos

Canzona (Vidimus Stellam)
Brass Quartet

On Time
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String Quartet

Quartet for Saxophones
Saxophone Quartet

Clarinet, 2 Harps, Pianoforte, 2 Violins, 2 Violas, Violoncello