Here’s the comprehensive list of my all-time favourite works. If you want to listen to my favourite recordings of these works, be sure to check out my Spotify playlist here.

Instrumental Ensemble

Adams Harmonielehre, Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Bartok Concerto for Orchestra, Romanian Folk Dances

Beethoven Overture to “Egmont”, Symphony Nos. 1 & 4

Bernstein Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story”

Bizet L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2

Borodin Polovtsian Dances from “Prince Igor”

Bourgeois Serenade for Wind Band

Britten An American Overture

Copland Appalachian Spring

Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

Dukas Fanfare pour preceder La Peri, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Elgar In The South

Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Gorecki 3 Dances, Symphony No. 3 “Sorrowful Souls”

Grainger Lincolnshire Posy

Holst First Suite in Eb for Military Band, The Planets Suite, St. Paul’s Suite

Janacek Sinfonietta

Kodaly Dances of Galanta

Ligeti Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet

Lloyd Symphony No. 5

Mahler Symphony No. 1 “Titan”, Symphony No. 6, Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand”

Mellits Black

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”

Messiaen Turangalila-Symphonie

Penderecki Symphony No. 7 “Seven Gates of Jerusalem”

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Suite no. 2

Ravel Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2, Ma Mère l’Oye

Respighi The Pines of Rome

Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 “Organ”

Schubert Symphony No. 4 “Tragic”

Scriabin Le Poème de l’extase

Shostakovich Festive Overture, Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 9

Strauss Overture to “Die Fledermaus”

Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919), Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra, The Rite of Spring, The Soldier’s Tale

Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Symphony No. 5

Vaughan-Williams A Sea Symphony, English Folk Song Suite


Bairstow I Sat Down Under His Shadow

Bernstein Chichester Psalms

Brahms How Lovely are Thy Dwellings Fair

Britten Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, Jubilate Deo, Rejoice in the Lamb, Welcome Ode

Bruckner Mass in E Minor

Cherubini Requiem in C Minor

Chilcott Five Days that Changed the World, The Miracle of Spring

Darke Communion Service in F

Dove There Was a Child, Who Killed Cock Robin?

Duruflé Requiem

Elgar Great is the Lord

Esenvalds Trinity Te Deum

Faure Requiem

Gardiner Evening Hymn

Haydn Insanae et vanae curae

Howells The Summer is Coming

Jenkins Gloria, The Armed Man

Joubert O Lorde, the maker of al thing

Laurdisen O Magnum Mysterium, Sure on this Shining Night (from Nocturnes)

Mealor Stabat Mater

Mendelssohn Hear my Prayer, Psalm 42

Moore Three Prayers to Dietrich Bonhoffer

Panufnik Love Endureth, Tallinn Mass (Dance of Life), Unending Love

Parry I Was Glad

Puccini Messa di Gloria

Rawsthorne O Be Joyful

Rutter A Choral Fanfare, Gloria, Hymn to the Creator of Light, Magnificat, Requiem, The Reluctant Dragon

Sumsion Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis in G (for ATB Choir), Thou wilt keep Him in perfect peace

Sperry Desh

Stainer The Crucifixion

Stanford Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis in C, Morning & Evening Service in Bb

Stucky O Sacrum Convivium

Tallis Spem in Allium

Tavener Song for Athene

Vaughan-Williams Serenade to Music, Te Deum in G

Wesley Blessed be the God and Father

Whitacre Alleluia, Animal Crackers, Five Hebrew Love Songs, Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine, Lux Aurumque

Wood Expectans Expectavi, Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis in D & Eb (No. 1), O Thou the Central Orb


Addinsell Warsaw Concerto

Debussy Premiere Rhapsody

Elgar Cello Concerto

Finzi Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra

Gershwin Piano Concerto in F

Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor

Khachaturian Piano Concerto

Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto

Russell Bass Clarinet Concerto

Strauss Duet Concertino in F Major for Clarinet and Bassoon

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1

Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1


Baadsvik Fnugg

Brahms Clarinet Sonata in Eb

Debussy Syrinx

Eychenne Sonata for Bass Clarinet and Piano

Hindemith Sonata for Trombone and Piano

Kovacs Hommages

Poulenc Clarinet Sonata

Quilter Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal, Go Lovely Rose

Rosano O quam tristis

Saint-Saens Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

Schumann Die Lotusblume, Fantasiestücke

Stanford Three Intermezzi (for Clarinet)

Vaughan-Williams On Wenlock Edge, Silent Noon

Williams The Dream of Olwen