Peter Stark



One of the things that continually drives me is that ‘it can always be better’! It doesn’t matter how much you work at something, it can always be improved. We never stop learning.



Peter Stark

Conductor, Educationalist, Consultant

Adams, John

Short Ride in a Fast Machine


Addinsell, Richard

Warsaw Concerto


Adès, Thomas

… but all shall be well


Albinoni, Tomaso

Concerto for Oboe


Anderson, Julian



Anderson, Leroy

Belle of the ball


Antoniou, Theodore

Concerto Fantasia for Violin & Orch


Arnell, Richard

Fanfare for a Lifeboat; Lord Byron; Concerto for Piano; Six Lawrence Poems


Arnold, Malcolm

Bridge Over the River Kwai Concert Suite; Concertos for Clarinet, Cor Anglais, Trumpet, Two Violins and Viola; Homage to the Queen; Overtures – Grand Grand, Tam O’Shanter and Peterloo; Padstow Lifeboat March; Symphonies 2, 4, 5, 8; Cornish, English & Scottish Dances


Arutyunyan, Alexander

Concerto for Trumpet


Auric, Georges

Phèdre Suite


Bach, JS

Brandenburg nos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Concertos for Violin 1 & 2, Double, Violin & Oboe, Keyboard in D mi; Magnificat; Prelude & Fugue in E flat (orch Schoenberg)


Barber, Samuel

Adagio for Strings; Concerto for Violin; Symphony 1; Essay 1


Bartok, Bela

Bluebeard’s Castle; Concerto for Orch; Concertos for Piano 3, Violin 2; Dance Suite; Miraculous Mandarin; Rumanian Folk Dances


Bax, Arnold

Garden of Fand; In Memoriam; Symphony 1; Tintagel


Beethoven, Ludwig van

Concertos – Piano 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Violin, ‘Triple’; Overtures – Consecration of the House, Coriolan, Egmont, Fidelio, Leonora 1 & 3, Prometheus; Symphonies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; Romance for Violin & Orch, F ma


Bellini, Vincenzo

‘O quante volte’ (I Capuletti e Montecchi)


Berkeley, Michael

Concerto for Cello; Garden of Earthly Delights; Glass Tears


Berg, Alban

Chamber Concerto, Seven Early Songs, Violin Concerto


Berio, Luciano

Variations for Chamber Orch


Berlioz, Hector

Overtures – Beatrice & Benedict, Benvenuto Cellini, Carnival Romain, Corsaire, Franc-juges; Symphonies – Fantastique, Funebre et Triomphale; Grande messe des morts; Harold in Italy; Hungarian March (Faust); Nuits d’été; Royal Hunt & Storm (Trojans)


Bernstein, Leonard

Chichester Psalms; On the Town Dance Episodes; On the Waterfront Concert Suite; Overture Candide; Symphonic Dances West Side Story


Bizet, Georges

Carmen Suites 1 & 2, Habanera (Carmen); Jeux D’Enfants; L’Arlesienne Suites 1 & 2


Bliss, Arthur

Colour Symphony; Suite, Things to Come


Bloch, Ernest

Schelomo; Symph for Trombone & Orch


Boieldieu, François-Adrien

Concerto for Harp


Borodin, Alexander

Overture Prince Igor; Symphony 2; Polovtsian Dances


Bouregois, Derek

Concerto for Double Bass


Brahms, Johannes

Concertos – Violin, ‘Double’, Piano 1 & 2; Overtures – Academic Festival, Tragic; Serenade 1; Symphonies 1, 2, 3, 4; Hungarian Dances; St Anthony Variations


Bridge, Frank

Dance Rhapsody


Britten, Benjamin

A time there was…; Canadian Carnival; Concerto for Violin; Gloriana Courtly Dances; Les Illuminations; Noye’s Fludde; Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes); Prince of the Pagodas; Serenade for Tenor Horn; Simple Symphony; Sinfonia da Requiem; Soirées Musicales; Turn of the Screw; Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge; War Requiem; Young Person’s Guide


Bruch, Max

Concertos for Violin 1 & 2, Clarinet & Viola; Kol Nidrei; Scottish Fantasy; Kol Nidrei


Bruckner, Anton

Symphonies – 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9


Burrell, Diana

Black. Starlight. Bright Cinnamon. Earth


Butler, Martin

Concertino for Chamber Orchestra


Butterworth, George

A Shropshire Lad


Camilleri, Charles

The World of Music


Chabrier, Emmanuel

España; Joyeuse Marche


Chausson, Ernest



Chopin, Frederic

Concertos for Piano 1 & 2


Cimarosa, Domenico

Concerto for 2 Flutes


Coates, Eric

London Suite


Copland, Aaron

Appalacian Spring; Billy the Kid Suite; Concerto for Clarinet; El salón México; Fanfare for the Common Man; Lincoln Portrait; Rodeo; Quiet City; Symphony 3; Two Pieces for Strings


Coppens, Mathias

s’Levens Nevels


Corelli, Arcangelo

Concerto Grossi, no 3 Cmi, Op 6 No.8 (Christmas)


Curington, David



Curtis, Matthew

Paths to Urbina


Dallapiccola, Luigi

Piccola musica notturna


Davidoff, Karl

Concerto for Cello 2


Debussy, Claude

Children’s Corner; Ibéria; Rondes des Printemps; La Mer; Nocturnes; Petite Suite; Prélude à l’aprés-midi  d’un faune; Premiere Rhapsodie for Clarinet


de Falla, Manuel

El Amor Brujo; Nights in the Gardens of Spain; Three-Cornered Hat


Delibes, Léo

Coppelia Suite


Delius, Frederick

Two Pieces for Small Orchestra; Walk to the Paradise Garden


Donizetti, Gaetano

‘O luce quest’ anima’ (Linda di Chamounix)


Dohnányi, Ernst von

Variations on a Nursery Song


Doppler, Franz

Concerto for 2 Flutes


Dubois, Pierre Max

Alto Saxophone Concerto


Dubugnon, Richard

Pyrophony; Sandwich


Dukas, Paul

Sorcerer’s Apprentice; La Péri


Dvoràk, Antonín

Concertos – Cello B mi, Violin; Czech Suite; Carnival Overture; Symphonies – 5, 7, 8, 9; Noonday Witch; Romance for Violin; Serenades – Op 22, 44; Scherzo Cappriccioso; Serenades for Wind & Strings; Slavonic Dances; ‘Song to the Moon’ (Rusalka); Symphonic Variations; Watersprite; Wood Dove


Elgar, Edward

Concertos – Cello, Violin; Overture Cockaigne; Symphonies – 1, 2, 3 (Payne); Enigma Variations; Falstaff; Introduction and Allegro; In the South; Pomp and Circumstance – 1, 2, 4; Sea Pictures; Serenade for Strings; Three Characteristic Pieces; Wand of Youth Suite 2


Englishby, Paul

The Last Clarinet


Fauré, Gabriel

Dolly Suite; Elegy; Masques et bergamasques; Pavane; Pelléas et Mélisande; Requiem


Fine, Irving

Toccata for Orchestra


Franck, César

Symphony in D mi; Symphonic Variations for Piano; Psyché


Fujikura, Dai

Reconciliation; Subtle Falling


Gaukroger, David

Romany Wood


Gershwin, George

Concerto for Piano; American in Paris; Cuban Overture; Porgy and Bess Symphonic Picture; Rhapsody in Blue; Strike Up The Band


Grainger, Percy

Handel in the Strand


Ginastera, Alberto

Concerto for Harp; Dances from Estancia; Overture to a Creole Faust


Glazunov, Alberto

Chopiniana; Concerto for Violin; The Seasons


Gliere, Reinhold

Concerto for Horn


Glinka, Mikhail

Overtures – Life for the Tsar, Ruslan and Ludmilla


Goodwin, Ron

633 Squadron


Gounod, Charles

Ballet Music from Faust; Juliet’s Waltz Song (Romeo & Juliet); Petite Symphonie; Symphony 1


Grieg, Edward

Concerto for Piano 1; Holberg Suite; Homage March, Sigurd Jorsalfar no 3; Norwegian Dances; Peer Gynt, Suites 1&2; Symphonic Dances


Grofé, Ferde

Grand Canyon Suite


Hancock, Stuart

Concerto for 2 Flutes


Handel, George Frederick

Concerto for Harp, Op4 no6; Gloria; Messiah; Music from Royal Fireworks; Overture Rodrigo; Saul; Semele; Suite from the Overtures (arr Liddell); Water Music


Harris, Roy

Symphony 3


Haydn, Franz Joseph

Concertos for Cello in C & D, Trumpet, Violin in C; Symphonies – 55, 61, 82, 83, 85, 92, 94, 100, 101, 103, 104, Toy


Hewitt Jones, Thomas



Hindemith, Paul

Metamorphoses on Themes of Weber


Holst, Gustav

Brook Green Suite; Perfect Fool Suite; Planets Suite; St Paul’s Suite; Somerset Rhapsody


Honneger, Arthur

Symphony 4; Pacific 231; Rugby


Horovitz, Joseph

Concerto for Trumpet


Humperdinck, Engelbert

Hansel & Gretel (Ov. + extracts)


Ibert, Jacques

Bacchanale; Concerto for Flute, Divertissement


Ives, Charles

Symphony 2; Unanswered Question


Janàcek, Leos

Cunning Little Vixen Suite; Idyll; Rikadla; Sinfonietta; Suite for Strings; Taras Bulba


Joseph, Jeffrey

Adagio & Caprice; Concerto for Oboe


Kabalevsky, Dmitri

Concerto for Violin; Overture, Colas Breugnon


Kakinuma, Yui

To the Cherry Blossom


Khachaturian, Aram

Concertos for Flute, Violin; Masquerade Suite; Spartacus Suite


Kleisinger, George

Tubby the Tuba


Kodály, Zoltán

Dances from Galanta; Háry János Suite; Peacock Variations


Korngold, Erich

Concerto for Violin; Sea Hawk


Krommer, Franz

Octet Op 57


Lawrence, Phillip

Illusion of Time


LeFanu, Nicola



Lehar, Franz

Merry Widow Selection


Liadov, Anatoly

The Enchanted Lake


Liebermann, Lowell

Concerto for Flute


Liszt, Franz

Concertos for Piano 1, 2; Les Preludes; Mazeppa Suite


Litolff, Henry Charles

Scherzo fo Piano & Orch


Lutoslawski, Witold

Concerto for Orchestra; Chain 1


Lumbye, H.C.

Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop


Maconchy, Elizabeth

Concertino for Bassoon & Strings


McCabe, John

Concerto for Piano, 3; Golden Valley; 5 Elegies for High V’ce & Ch Orch; Notturni ed Alba


MacMillan, James

Cantos Sagrados; Confession of Isobel Gowdie


Mahler, Gustav

Symphonies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10(i); Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Das Lied von der Erde


Márquez, Arturo

Danzón No.2


Martinu, Bohuslav

Concerto for Oboe; Overture; Rhapsody Concerto; Sinfonietta ‘La Jolla’; Symphonies 1 & 5


Maw, Nicholas

Spring Music


Matthews, David



Maxwell Davies, Peter

Mavis in Las Vegas; Orkney Wedding & Sunrise


Mendelssohn, Felix

Concertos – Piano in G mi, Violin; Midsummer Night’s Dream; Overtures –

Fair Melusine, Hebrides, Ruy Blas, Trumpet; Symphonies – 3, 4, 5


Messiaen, Olivier

Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum; L’Ascension; Les offrandes oubliées; Oiseaux exotiques; Turangalila


Milhaud, Darius

Concertos – Cello no 1, Percussion and small orchestra; Suite française


Moeran, Ernest



Monteverdi, Claudio

Coronation of Poppea


Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Concertos – Oboe, Flute (Dma & Gma), Flute & Harp, Horn 1, 2, 3, 4, Piano 12, 14, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, Violin 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Sinfonia Concertantes for Violin/Viola, WWind; Overtures to Don Giovanni, Figaro, Idomineo, Magic Flute, Seraglio; Symphonies 20, 29, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41; numerous Divertimentos and Serenades; Exsultate Jubilate


Muldowney, Dominic



Mussorgsky, Modeste

Pictures at an Exhibition (arr Goehr, & orch Ravel); Khovantchina Prelude; Night on a Bare Mountain (original, & orch Rimsky Korsakov)


Nielsen, Carl

Concertos for Flute & Violin; Little Suite for Strings; Overture Helios; Symphonies 2, 3, 4, 5


Nyman, Michael

Concerto for Saxophone Quartet


Offenbach, Jacques

Overture Orpheus in the Underworld


O’Regan, Tarik

Hudson Lullaby


Orff, Carl

Carmina Burana


Paganini, Niccolo

Concerto for Violin 1


Panufnik, Andrzej

Concerto Festivo; Harmony; Procession for Peace; Sinfonia Sacra


Pärt, Arvo

Symphonies 2, 3


Parry, Hubert

Blest Pair of Sirens; I Was Glad


Pearson, Tommy



Pitkin, Jonathan



Poulenc, Francis

Concertos for Organ, Piano; Sinfonietta; Les Biches


Powers, Anthony

Zlata’s Diary


Prokofiev, Serge

Concertos for Piano 3, Violin 1, 2; Symphonies 1, 5; Cinderella; Lieutenant Kijé; March for Love of Three Oranges; Peter and the Wolf; Romeo & Juliet Suites 1, 2; Winter Bonfire Siute


Puccini, Giacomo

‘O mio babbino caro (

Gianni Schicchi); I Crysantemi, La Boheme, ‘Visi d’Arte’ (Tosca)


Purcell, Henry

Didio & Aeneas; Gordian Knot Untied


Rachmaninov, Sergei

Concertos for Piano nos 2, 3, 4; Symphonies 2, 3; Isle of The Dead; Rhapsody on Theme of Paganini; The Rock; Symphonic Dances


Ravel, Maurice

Concertos for Piano, G ma, left hand; Bolero; Daphnis & Chloe; Mother Goose; Pavane; Rhapsodie Espagnole; Scheherezade; Tombeau de Couperin; Tzigane; La Valse


Rawsthorne, Alan

Concerto for Piano 2


Recknell, Tom

King Solomon’s Mines


Reid, Alasdair

Music for a film too expensive to make; Triathlon


Reinecke, Carl

Concerto for Flute


Respighi, Ottorino

La Boutique Fantasque; Feste Romane; Fountains of Rome; Pines of Rome; Trittico Botticelliano


Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolai

Cappriccio Espagnole; Coq d’or; Flight of the Bumblebee; Sheherazade


Rodrigo, Joaquín

Concerto for Guitar


Rooney, Clement

Five Pieces for Orchestra


Rossini, Gioacchino

Overtures to Barber of Seville, Cenerentola, Italian Girl in Algiers, Semiramide, Thieving Magpie, William Tell; Une voce poco fa (Barber of Seville)


Roussel, Albert

Sinfonietta, Suite 2 Bacchus e Ariane


Roxburgh, Edwin

“Es ist genug…”; Saturn


Ruggles, Carl



Rutter, John

Suite for Strings


Sackman, Nicholas

Cecelia Dances


Saint-Saëns, Camille

Concertos for Cello 1, Piano 2; Violin 3; Symphony 3; Allegro Appassionato; Carnival of the Animals; Danse Macabre; Havanaise; Introduction & Rondo Cappriccioso


Sarasate, Pablo

Carmen Fantasie; Zigeunerweisen


Schoenberg, Arnold

Chamber Symphony 1; Gurre-Lieder; Verklärte Nacht


Schubert, Franz

Overture Alfonse und Estrelle; Symphonies 3, 4, 5, 8, 9; Overture and Ballet  Music from Rosamunde


Schumann, Robert

Overture to Faust; Concertos for Cello, and Piano in A mi; Concertstüke for 4 Horns; Symphonies 1, 2, 3


Shostakovich, Dmitri

Concerto for Cello 1, Piano 2; Festive Overture; Golden Age Suite; Symphonies 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15; Dance Suite no 4; Jazz Suite no 2


Sibelius, Jean

Concerto for Violin; En Saga; Finlandia; Karelia Suite; Oceanides; Pohjola’s Daughter; Rakastava; Swan of Tuonela; Symphonies 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7; Tapiola; Valse Triste


Simpson, Mark

“It was as if the world stood still…”


Skalkottas, Nikos

Greek Dances, II.12, III.10, I.12, II.6, I.9, II.5


Skram, Henrik

The Hamlet Complex


Smetena, Bedrich

Overture to Bartered Bride; Moldau from Ma Vlast


Strauss, Johann I

Radetsky March


Strauss, Johann II

Overture to Die Fledermaus; Polkas – Champagne, Pizzicato, Thunder and Lightening; Waltzes – Blue Danube, Emperor, Roses from the South, Tales from Vienna Woods, Wine Women and Song; Egyptian March


Strauss, Richard

Bourgeois Gentilhomme; Concertos for Horn, 1&2, Oboe; DonQuixote; Orchestral Songs – Cäcillie, Morgen, Ruhe Meine Seele, Wiegenlied, Zuiegnung; Alpine Symphony; Also Sprach Zarathustra; Domestic Symphony; Don Juan; Four Last Songs; Heldenleben; Metamorphosen; Rosenkavalier Suite; Serenade; Till Eulenspiegel; Tod und Verklärung


Stravinsky, Igor

Apollon Musagète; Cantata; Concertos for Piano & Violin; Concerto in D; Dumbarton Oaks; Firebird Suites (’19 & ’45); Petrouchka (’47); Pulcinella (Suite & Ballet); Rite of Spring; Symphonies in C, of Winds & in Three Movements


Sullivan, Arthur

‘Is Life a Boon?’; Pineapple Poll (arr Mackerras); ‘Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes‘


Suppé, Franz von

Overture Light Cavalry


Svendsen, Johan

Norwegian Rhapsody 3


Szymanovsky, Karol

Concerto for Violin 2


Takemitsu, Toru

Twill by Twighlight


Tallis, Thomas

Spem in Alium


Taylor, Matthew

In Spring


Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich

Overtures – 1812, Manfred, Romeo & Juliet, Tempest; Concertos for Piano 1, Violin; Symphonies 1, 2, 4, 5, 6; Cappriccio Italien; Eugene Onegin Polonaise and Waltz; Francesca da Rimini; Manfred Symphony; Nutcracker (Suite & Ballet); Serenade for Strings; Sleeping Beauty Suite; Swan Lake Suite; Variations on a Rococo Theme, Voyévode Ballad


Telemann, George Philip

Concertos for Viola, Oboe in D mi


Tippett, Michael

Concerto for Double String Orchestra; Symphony 2; Divertimento on Sellinger’s Round; Ritual Dances from Midsummer Marriage


Tournemire, Charles

Symphony 3 (Moscow)


Tubin, Eduard

Concerto for Double Bass


Tucapsky, Antonin

Stabat Mater


Turnage, Mark-Anthony



Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Charterhouse Suite; Concerto Grosso; Concerto for Tuba; Fantasia on Greensleeves; Job; Lark Ascending; Overture The Wasps; Serenade to Music; Symphonies 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8; Tallis Fantasia


Velhuis, Jacob Ter

Tallahatcie Concerto


Verdi, Guiseppe

Overture to Force of Destiny; Rigoletto


Villa-Lobos, Heitor

Bachianas Brasilieras nos 1, 2, 4; Ciranda das Sete Notas


Vivaldi, Antonio

Concertos (various) for 3 violins, 4 violins, cello, 2 cellos; Four Seasons; Gloria


Wagner, Richard

Overtures to Faust, Flying Dutchman, Rienzi; Preludes to Lohengrin (I & III), Meistersinger; Forest Murmurs from Siegfried; Good Friday Music from Parsifal; Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan; Ride of the Walkyries; Siegfried Idyll; Siegfried’s Funeral Music (Gotterdamerung), Wesendonck Lieder


Waldteufel, Emile

Skaters Waltz


Wallen, Errollyn

Percussion Concerto


Walton, William

Overtures – Johannesburg Festival, Portsmouth Point; Concertos for Viola and Violin; Symphony 1; Belshazzar’s Feast; Crown Imperial March; Facade; Henry V Suite; Improvisations on an Impromptu by Benjamin Britten; Prelude & Fugue ‘The Spitfire’


Warlock, Peter

Capriol Suite


Weber, Carl Maria von

Overtures – Euryanthe, Freischütz, Oberon; Concerto for Clarinet, 1; Concertinos for Bassoon, Clarinet, Horn; Symphony 2


Webern, Anton

Passacaglia Op 1


Weinberger, Jaromir

Schwanda the Bagpiper


Weir, Judith

Isti Mirant Stella; Music Untangled; Piano Concerto


Wesley, Samuel

Symphony 2


Wieniawski, Henri

Concertos for Violin 1 & 2; Legend; Polonaise no1 “Brillante’


Williams, John

Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban; Symphonic Suite (arr. Brubaker); Schindler’s List Main Theme; Star Wars Main Theme


Wiren, Dag

Serenade for Strings


Wood, Henry

Fantasia on British Sea Songs


Young, Toby



Zografski, Tomislav

The Ancient Wall