CHRISTOPHER MUSCAT

composer & conductor

Chamber 

Eternal Memories (1997) [12']
violin, piano
 
Clepsydra (1999) [5'] 
string quartet
 
Larmes Tristes (2000) [15']
piano
 
Titrida (2000) [7']
clarinet, piano, 2 percussion, digital delay system
 
Impressions at Sunset (2000) [9']
viola, harp, percussion
 
Epitaphium (2001) [11']
string quartet
 
Ashram (2002)
flute, oboe, clarinet, harp, string quintet
 
Dirge (2003) [5']
horn or cello, piano
 
Images (2004) [6']
flute, harp
 
Fakriet (2004) [7']
clarinet, violin, piano
 
Għeliem (2007) [10']
harp
 
Eventide (2008) [4']
harp                                  
 
Quintessence (2012) [15']
piano quintet  


Geryon (2012) [7']
violin & piano (four hands)

 

Hemel & Duende (2013) [9']
soprano & piano

 

Album for the Young (2013) [15']

piano


For Mabel: Six Variations on a Theme by Pergolesi (2015) [5']
piano


Sonata for Winds (2017) [15']

wind quintet

Choral

Stabat Mater "The Little" (1998) [8']
solo S, SATB choir, narrator, organ
(also available in orchestral version)
 
Ave Maria (2003) [3']
SATB a cappella


Christmas Quadrille (2007) [4']
solo MS, SATB choir & sleigh bells

 

Jesu Redemptor Omnium
Christmas Cantata (2008) [20']
SATB choir, 4 percussionists, piano
(also available in orchestral version)


Crucem Tuam (2010) [6']
SATB a cappella


Jubilate Deo (2010) [4']
SATB a cappella


Loveliest of Trees (2010) [5']
SATB a cappella

 

Stabat Mater (2012) [55']
solo S, Cantor, SATB choir, orchestra

 

Laudate Pueri (2012) [8']
solo S (optional), children's choir, SATB choir, orchestra

 

Salve Regina (2013) [7']
SATB a cappella
also available for SSA or 3-voice children's choir

 

Tantum Ergo (2013) [5']
SATB, organ


Morning Prayer (2014)  [3']

2-voice children's choir, piano


Cantata l-X ta' Frar 1928 (2016) [15']

solo T, narrator, SATB, orchestra


Il-Maxtura (2017) [3']

2-voice children's choir, harp


Veni, Veni Emmanuel (2017) [5']

TTBB, harp


Orchestral

Symphonic Metamorphoses (2000) [30']
solo S & T, SATB choir, male narrator, organ, orchestra (3d1,0,3d1,3d1 – 8,4,3,1 – 4 perc – 20,12,10,8)

 

Poison (2000)
symphony orchestra
film score
 
Variations on Baa! Baa! Black Sheep 
(2002) [5']
An introduction to the string orchestra for children string orchestra 

 
Impressions at Sunset (2003) [9']
flute, oboe/cor anglais, bass clarinet, percussion, harp, 4 violin, 2 viola 2 cello, double bass
(orch. of original version)


Elegy (2004) [6']
2 flt, 1 ob, 1 cor ang,  2 clr, 1 bsn, 1 contra, 4 hrn, 2 trp, 3 trb, 1 tba, timp + 2 perc., harp, strings

 

Extase (2006) [7']
flute, oboe, horn, percussion, strings

 

Festival Overture (2008) [5']
1 picc, 2 flt (2 doubling picc), 2 ob, 2 clr, 1 b. clr, 2 bsn, 1 contra, 4 hrn, 3 trp, 3 trb, 1 tba, timp + 4 perc, harp, strings


Concerto for Piano & Orchestra (2015) [35']

4 hrn, 3 trp, 3 trb, 1 tba, 5 perc, piano solo, strings


Mesogeios (2017) [10']

Trad. instruments, perc., strings


Others

Performance editions of the works of Paolino Vassallo (1856-1923) including Messa da Requiem as well as his orchestral works (also available on CD).

 

Performance editions of a number of Maltese Baroque compositions including Iste Homo (1998) [6'] (ed.) for 3 canto, basso continuo, anon. Maltese 17th cent. attributed to Giuseppe Balzano and In Nativitate Domini (1999) [10'] (ed.) Tre lezioni per il notturno di Natale for tenore, basso continuo, anon. 17th - 18th cent.

 

Toscanini, Furtwängler, Karajan: three conductors in the making of a myth B.A. (Hons.) Music dissertation, University of Malta (1999)

 

Numerous short sacred works such as psalms, antiphons, hymns ... including a complete mass setting in Maltese (Missa "Lumen Fidei").