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Gerald  Barry

Born: April 28th, 1952
Country of origin: Ireland
Upcoming :
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
2020-02-03 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Opera House — 13.15 | World Premiere
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
2020-02-04 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Opera House — 19.00

The world now has something rare: a new genuinely comic opera and maybe the most inventive Oscar Wilde opera since Richard Strauss' Salome more than a century ago.The Los Angeles Times on The Importance of Being Earnest

Gerald Barry was born in Clarehill, Clarecastle, County Clare, Ireland, in 1952, and studied with Stockhausen and Kagel. His early music from 1979 included "_______" for ensemble, of which Kagel wrote: 'Gerald Barry is always sober, but might as well always be drunk. His piece "_______" is, on the contrary, not rectilineal, but "a wiggly line". Also from 1979 is Ø for two pianos in which both pianos play identical music simultaneously.

Barry’s substantial catalogue includes a number of works for orchestra. Chevaux-de-frise for the 1988 BBC Proms, The Conquest of Ireland (1996), Day (2005/14), The Eternal Recurrence (2000), a setting of Nietzsche for voice and orchestra, and Hard D (1995) for the Orkest de Volharding, were all commissioned by the BBC. No other people, was presented at the 2013 Proms with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov. Canada (2017), a short work for voice and orchestra, was premiered by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and tenor Allan Clayton under Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla at the 2017 BBC Proms. Canada will receive its US premiere at the 2019 Tanglewood Music Festival. Humiliated and Insulted (2016) for chorus and orchestra was co-commissioned by Raidió Teilifís Éireann and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Amongst his orchestral works is a growing body of concertos. Barry’s Piano Concerto (2012), written for Nicolas Hodges and co-commissioned by Musica Viva and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, was premiered in Munich in 2013 with subsequent performances by the CBSO, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music conducted by Cristian Macelaru. Commissioned by the CBSO, London’s Southbank Centre and RTÉ, his Organ Concerto (2018) received its world premiere in March 2018 with the CBSO, followed by performances by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the RTÉ NSO. The Organ Concerto will receive its German premiere in Cologne this autumn with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen conducted by Duncan Ward. Most recently, Lawrence Power commissioned a Viola Concerto (2018-19), which he premiered in May 2019 with Britten Sinfonia and Thomas Adès.

Several ensemble works have been written for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG), including Wiener Blut (2000), Dead March (2007), and Beethoven (2008). London's Southbank Centre commissioned God Save The Queen (2001) for choir and chamber ensemble for the London Sinfonietta as part of the Royal Festival Hall’s 50th birthday celebrations. Le Vieux Sourd (2008) for piano was written for Betty Freeman, Feldman’s Six-Penny Editions (2008/9) was commissioned by London Sinfonietta and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and No people. (2013) was written for Ensemble 7Bridges.

Barry is well known for his contribution to the opera repertoire. His first opera The Intelligence Park (1981–88), released as a recording on NMC in 2002, was commissioned by the ICA and first performed at the 1990 Almeida Festival. A new production by Music Theatre Wales will open at Covent Garden in September 2019, followed by performances around the UK throughout the autumn. A second opera, The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit (1991), written for Channel 4 Television, opened the 2002 Aldeburgh Festival, followed by performances in London and the Berliner Festwochen conducted by Thomas Adés. A new staging took place in 2013 at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (2001–4) was premiered in 2005 in Dublin with subsequent performances at English National Opera that year and at Theater Basel in 2008. The RTÉ NSO recording has been rereleased on the Discovery label. La Plus Forte (2007), a one-act opera, was commissioned by Radio France for the 2007 Festival Présences. It was premiered by Barbara Hannigan in Paris, and toured to Amsterdam, London, Dublin, Miami, Toronto and Porvoo, Finland.

Barry’s fifth opera, The Importance of Being Earnest (2009–10), was jointly commissioned by the LA Philharmonic and the Barbican in London, and received its world premiere staging at Opéra national de Lorraine – Nancy in 2013. The opera has received a number of new productions notably including at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2013 (since revived in London and given a US premiere at Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic and Ilan Volkov) and by Northern Ireland Opera. Earnest received a 2013 RPS Award for Large-Scale Composition and the recording, released on NMC, was nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award. A new production by the Nouvel Opéra Fribourg opened in Fribourg and Paris in May 2019.

Most recent among his operas is Alice’s Adventures Under Ground (2014-15), premiered in concert in November 2016 with Thomas Adès conducting the LA Phil New Music Group and Barbara Hannigan in the title role. Adès conducted the same cast in the European premiere, with Britten Sinfonia at London’s Barbican Centre. The world premiere staging will be presented at Covent Garden in February 2020 in a production by Antony McDonald.

Gerald Barry’s music has been recorded extensively on NMC, Black Box, Marco Polo, BVHaast an Discovery.

1952
Born in Clarehill, Clarecastle, County Clare, Ireland
1960s
Receives violin and piano lessons. Pawns violin.
1969-73
Studies Music at University College Dublin
1973
Dutch Government Scholarship to study composition with Peter Schat and organ with Piet Kee at the Amsterdam Konservatorium
1975
Danish Government Scholarship to study in Copenhagen but does not take place up

German Government Scholarship (DAAD) to study with Stockhausen at the Hochschule fur Musik, Cologne
1976
Begins studies with Kagel in Cologne
1977
Austrian Government Scholarship to study in Vienna with Friedrich Cerha but they rarely meet. Cerha helps him with technical aspects of his first recognised piece, Things That Gain By Being Painted for Soprano, Speaker, Cello and Piano.

'Kitty lie over across from the wall' for piano and orchestra.
1977-78
Moves between Vienna and Cologne.
1978-81
Lives in Cologne writing, working as a church organist and studying with Kagel
1979
'Ø’ for two pianos and ‘___________’ for ensemble
1980
The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White - Theater am Marienplatz, Krefeld
1981
Orchestral music and songs for 'Unkautgarten', Reinhild Hoffmann’s ballet for Tanz Theater Bremen

WDR records ‘Ø'

Returns to Dublin

Au Milieu and Sur les Pointes for piano
1981-89
The Intelligence Park, opera in three acts
1982-86
Lecturer at University College Cork
1985
Joins publishers Oxford University Press

String Quartet No. 1
1986
From The Intelligence Park for orchestra
1988
Chevaux-de-frise for orchestra (BBC Proms)
1989
Bob for chamber ensemble
1990
Premiere of The Intelligence Park at the Almeida Festival, London.
1991-92
The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit chamber opera in two acts for Channel 4 Television
1992
Hard D for ensemble for De Volharding

Piano Quartet No. 1

German premiere of Bob by WDR Cologne

From The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit for orchestra
1995
NMC chamber music CD BBC Music Magazine Critics’ Choice 1995 and nominated for a Classic CD Award

The Conquest of Ireland for bass solo and orchestra for the BBC Symphony Orchestra
1996
La Jalousie Taciturne for strings

Piano Quartet No. 2
1997
The Road for orchestra (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra)

CD of orchestral music released on Marco Polo
1998
German premiere of The Conquest of Ireland at Musica Viva (Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra)
1999
String Quartet No. 2

The Eternal Recurrence for soprano and orchestra
2000
Festival of Barry’s music organised by RTE

Wiener Blut for ensemble at the BBC Proms

God Save the Queen for children’s choir and ensemble, written to mark the Southbank Centre’s 50th Birthday

String Quartet No. 3 (Six Marches for string quartet)
2001
Portrait concert by the Philharmonia Orchestra in London's Royal Festival Hall
2002
Dead March nominated for the 2002 Ivors Classical Music Award

Featured Composer at the Aldeburgh and Huddersfield Festivals

German premiere of The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit (Berliner Festwochen)
2003
L’Agitation des Observateurs, Les Tremblement des Voyeurs for ensemble

German premiere of 'Chevaux de frise' (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra)

CD of The Intelligence Park released on NMC
2005
Stage premiere of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant opera in Five Acts at English National Opera and released on RTE
2006
North American premiere of The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit (Los Angeles Philharmonic)

Day for orchestra (BBC Symphony Orchestra)

German premiere of Wiener Blut (orchestral version) - Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
2007
La Plus Forte opera in one act for soprano and orchestra (Radio France Festival Présence)

String Quartet No 4 'First Sorrow'

Portrait concerts at Miller Theatre, Columbia University, New York and the Isabelle Gardner Museum, Boston

Le Vieux Sourd for piano commissioned by Betty Freeman

Russian premiere of Chevaux de Frise with the Mariinsky Orchestra, St Petersburg
2008
German language premiere of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant at Theater Basel

Lisbon nominated for an RPS Music Award

American premiere of La Plus Forte (New World Symphony Orchestra, Miami)

No other people for orchestra
2009
Joins Schott Music

Schott and Sons, Mainz for bass voice and choir

Feldman's Sixpenny Editions for ensemble
2010
UK, Canadian and Dutch premieres of La Plus Forte'(London and Toronto Symphony Orchestras and the Netherlands Philharmonic)

CD of hitherto unreleased recordings (Things That Gain By Being Painted, Kitty lie over across from the wall, L’Agitation des Observateurs, Les Tremblement des Voyeurs, Chevaux de frise) appears in the journal Boulevard Magenta 2 (The Irish Museum of Modern Art), also containing sketches from The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant.
2011
World premiere of The Importance of Being Earnest, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
2012
Concert performance of The Importance of Being Earnest in London, Barbican Hall (national premiere, UK)
2013
World premiere staged production of The Importance of Being Earnest in Nancy, France (Opéra national de Lorraine)
2013
Receives RPS Award for Large-Scale Composition for The Importance of Being Earnest
2016
Premiere of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground (2014/15) in concert with Thomas Adès conducting the LA Phil New Music Group
2017
Canada for voice and orchestra premiered at the BBC Proms 2017 with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and tenor Allan Clayton
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
2020-02-03 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Opera House — 13.15 | World Premiere
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
2020-02-04 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Opera House — 19.00
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
2020-02-04 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Opera House — 21.15
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
2020-02-06 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Opera House — 21.15
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
2020-02-06 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Opera House — 19.00
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
2020-02-08 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Opera House — 11.30
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
2020-02-08 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Opera House — 13.45
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
2020-02-09 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Opera House — 12.00
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
2020-02-09 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Opera House — 14.15
Conductor: Ben Palmer
2020-03-04 | London (United Kingdom), St Giles' Cripplegate — 18.00
Conductor: Ben Palmer
2020-03-04 | London (United Kingdom), St Giles' Cripplegate — 18.00
Conductor: Ben Palmer
2020-03-04 | London (United Kingdom), St Giles' Cripplegate — 18.00
Conductor: Ben Palmer
2020-03-04 | London (United Kingdom), St Giles' Cripplegate — 18.00
Conductor: Ben Palmer
2020-03-04 | London (United Kingdom), St Giles' Cripplegate — 18.00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Ben Palmer
2020-03-04 | London (United Kingdom), St Giles' Cripplegate — 18.00

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  1. The Importance of Being Earnest

    The Importance of Being Earnest

    opera in 3 acts based on the text by Oscar Wilde
    Download Edition
    Composer : Barry, Gerald
    librettist : Barry, Gerald
    Edition : study score
    Language : English
    Order No. : ED 13527 Q17486
    €55.99  *
  2. Long Time

    Long Time

    for SATB choir
    Download Edition
    Composer : Barry, Gerald
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SATB)
    Edition : choral score
    Language : English
    Order No. : ED 13474 Q19039
    €6.99  *
  3. Le Vieux Sourd

    Le Vieux Sourd

    for solo piano
    Download Edition
    Composer : Barry, Gerald
    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : ED 13340 Q19057
    €10.99  *
  4. The Importance of Being Earnest

    The Importance of Being Earnest

    Opera in 3 Acts. Based on the text by Oscar Wilde
    Download Edition
    Composer : Barry, Gerald
    librettist : Barry, Gerald
    Edition : vocal/piano score
    Language : English
    Order No. : ED 13424 Q19064
    €44.99  *
  5. Jabberwocky

    Jabberwocky

    for Voice, Horn and Piano
    Download Edition
    Composer : Barry, Gerald
    Instrumentation : voice (soprano or tenor), horn in F and piano
    Edition : score and parts
    Language : English - French - German
    Order No. : ED 13525 Q19672
    €21.99  *
  6. Piano Concerto

    Piano Concerto

    Download Edition
    Composer : Barry, Gerald
    Instrumentation : piano and orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ED 13629 Q21534
    €35.99  *
  7. Aeneas and Dido

    Aeneas and Dido

    for flute, clarinet in B flat, and piano
    Download Edition
    Composer : Barry, Gerald
    Instrumentation : flute, clarinet and piano
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ED 13716 Q21634
    €7.99  *
  8. First Sorrow

    First Sorrow

    String Quartet No. 4
    Download Edition
    Composer : Barry, Gerald
    Instrumentation : string quartet
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ED 13740 Q21637
    €30.99  *
  9. O Tannenbaum

    O Tannenbaum

    for SATB choir
    Download Edition
    Composer : Barry, Gerald
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SATB)
    Edition : choral score
    Language : German
    Order No. : ED 13689 Q22282
    €2.99  *
  10. Trumpeter

    Trumpeter

    for a solo instrument
    Download Edition
    Composer : Barry, Gerald
    Instrumentation : any instrument
    Order No. : ED 13773 Q23449
    €4.99  *

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Profile

The world now has something rare: a new genuinely comic opera and maybe the most inventive Oscar Wilde opera since Richard Strauss' Salome more than a century ago.The Los Angeles Times on The Importance of Being Earnest

Gerald Barry was born in Clarehill, Clarecastle, County Clare, Ireland, in 1952, and studied with Stockhausen and Kagel. His early music from 1979 included "_______" for ensemble, of which Kagel wrote: 'Gerald Barry is always sober, but might as well always be drunk. His piece "_______" is, on the contrary, not rectilineal, but "a wiggly line". Also from 1979 is Ø for two pianos in which both pianos play identical music simultaneously.

Barry’s substantial catalogue includes a number of works for orchestra. Chevaux-de-frise for the 1988 BBC Proms, The Conquest of Ireland (1996), Day (2005/14), The Eternal Recurrence (2000), a setting of Nietzsche for voice and orchestra, and Hard D (1995) for the Orkest de Volharding, were all commissioned by the BBC. No other people, was presented at the 2013 Proms with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov. Canada (2017), a short work for voice and orchestra, was premiered by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and tenor Allan Clayton under Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla at the 2017 BBC Proms. Canada will receive its US premiere at the 2019 Tanglewood Music Festival. Humiliated and Insulted (2016) for chorus and orchestra was co-commissioned by Raidió Teilifís Éireann and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Amongst his orchestral works is a growing body of concertos. Barry’s Piano Concerto (2012), written for Nicolas Hodges and co-commissioned by Musica Viva and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, was premiered in Munich in 2013 with subsequent performances by the CBSO, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music conducted by Cristian Macelaru. Commissioned by the CBSO, London’s Southbank Centre and RTÉ, his Organ Concerto (2018) received its world premiere in March 2018 with the CBSO, followed by performances by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the RTÉ NSO. The Organ Concerto will receive its German premiere in Cologne this autumn with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen conducted by Duncan Ward. Most recently, Lawrence Power commissioned a Viola Concerto (2018-19), which he premiered in May 2019 with Britten Sinfonia and Thomas Adès.

Several ensemble works have been written for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG), including Wiener Blut (2000), Dead March (2007), and Beethoven (2008). London's Southbank Centre commissioned God Save The Queen (2001) for choir and chamber ensemble for the London Sinfonietta as part of the Royal Festival Hall’s 50th birthday celebrations. Le Vieux Sourd (2008) for piano was written for Betty Freeman, Feldman’s Six-Penny Editions (2008/9) was commissioned by London Sinfonietta and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and No people. (2013) was written for Ensemble 7Bridges.

Barry is well known for his contribution to the opera repertoire. His first opera The Intelligence Park (1981–88), released as a recording on NMC in 2002, was commissioned by the ICA and first performed at the 1990 Almeida Festival. A new production by Music Theatre Wales will open at Covent Garden in September 2019, followed by performances around the UK throughout the autumn. A second opera, The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit (1991), written for Channel 4 Television, opened the 2002 Aldeburgh Festival, followed by performances in London and the Berliner Festwochen conducted by Thomas Adés. A new staging took place in 2013 at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (2001–4) was premiered in 2005 in Dublin with subsequent performances at English National Opera that year and at Theater Basel in 2008. The RTÉ NSO recording has been rereleased on the Discovery label. La Plus Forte (2007), a one-act opera, was commissioned by Radio France for the 2007 Festival Présences. It was premiered by Barbara Hannigan in Paris, and toured to Amsterdam, London, Dublin, Miami, Toronto and Porvoo, Finland.

Barry’s fifth opera, The Importance of Being Earnest (2009–10), was jointly commissioned by the LA Philharmonic and the Barbican in London, and received its world premiere staging at Opéra national de Lorraine – Nancy in 2013. The opera has received a number of new productions notably including at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2013 (since revived in London and given a US premiere at Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic and Ilan Volkov) and by Northern Ireland Opera. Earnest received a 2013 RPS Award for Large-Scale Composition and the recording, released on NMC, was nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award. A new production by the Nouvel Opéra Fribourg opened in Fribourg and Paris in May 2019.

Most recent among his operas is Alice’s Adventures Under Ground (2014-15), premiered in concert in November 2016 with Thomas Adès conducting the LA Phil New Music Group and Barbara Hannigan in the title role. Adès conducted the same cast in the European premiere, with Britten Sinfonia at London’s Barbican Centre. The world premiere staging will be presented at Covent Garden in February 2020 in a production by Antony McDonald.

Gerald Barry’s music has been recorded extensively on NMC, Black Box, Marco Polo, BVHaast an Discovery.

Works
Chronology
1952
Born in Clarehill, Clarecastle, County Clare, Ireland
1960s
Receives violin and piano lessons. Pawns violin.
1969-73
Studies Music at University College Dublin
1973
Dutch Government Scholarship to study composition with Peter Schat and organ with Piet Kee at the Amsterdam Konservatorium
1975
Danish Government Scholarship to study in Copenhagen but does not take place up

German Government Scholarship (DAAD) to study with Stockhausen at the Hochschule fur Musik, Cologne
1976
Begins studies with Kagel in Cologne
1977
Austrian Government Scholarship to study in Vienna with Friedrich Cerha but they rarely meet. Cerha helps him with technical aspects of his first recognised piece, Things That Gain By Being Painted for Soprano, Speaker, Cello and Piano.

'Kitty lie over across from the wall' for piano and orchestra.
1977-78
Moves between Vienna and Cologne.
1978-81
Lives in Cologne writing, working as a church organist and studying with Kagel
1979
'Ø’ for two pianos and ‘___________’ for ensemble
1980
The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White - Theater am Marienplatz, Krefeld
1981
Orchestral music and songs for 'Unkautgarten', Reinhild Hoffmann’s ballet for Tanz Theater Bremen

WDR records ‘Ø'

Returns to Dublin

Au Milieu and Sur les Pointes for piano
1981-89
The Intelligence Park, opera in three acts
1982-86
Lecturer at University College Cork
1985
Joins publishers Oxford University Press

String Quartet No. 1
1986
From The Intelligence Park for orchestra
1988
Chevaux-de-frise for orchestra (BBC Proms)
1989
Bob for chamber ensemble
1990
Premiere of The Intelligence Park at the Almeida Festival, London.
1991-92
The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit chamber opera in two acts for Channel 4 Television
1992
Hard D for ensemble for De Volharding

Piano Quartet No. 1

German premiere of Bob by WDR Cologne

From The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit for orchestra
1995
NMC chamber music CD BBC Music Magazine Critics’ Choice 1995 and nominated for a Classic CD Award

The Conquest of Ireland for bass solo and orchestra for the BBC Symphony Orchestra
1996
La Jalousie Taciturne for strings

Piano Quartet No. 2
1997
The Road for orchestra (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra)

CD of orchestral music released on Marco Polo
1998
German premiere of The Conquest of Ireland at Musica Viva (Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra)
1999
String Quartet No. 2

The Eternal Recurrence for soprano and orchestra
2000
Festival of Barry’s music organised by RTE

Wiener Blut for ensemble at the BBC Proms

God Save the Queen for children’s choir and ensemble, written to mark the Southbank Centre’s 50th Birthday

String Quartet No. 3 (Six Marches for string quartet)
2001
Portrait concert by the Philharmonia Orchestra in London's Royal Festival Hall
2002
Dead March nominated for the 2002 Ivors Classical Music Award

Featured Composer at the Aldeburgh and Huddersfield Festivals

German premiere of The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit (Berliner Festwochen)
2003
L’Agitation des Observateurs, Les Tremblement des Voyeurs for ensemble

German premiere of 'Chevaux de frise' (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra)

CD of The Intelligence Park released on NMC
2005
Stage premiere of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant opera in Five Acts at English National Opera and released on RTE
2006
North American premiere of The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit (Los Angeles Philharmonic)

Day for orchestra (BBC Symphony Orchestra)

German premiere of Wiener Blut (orchestral version) - Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
2007
La Plus Forte opera in one act for soprano and orchestra (Radio France Festival Présence)

String Quartet No 4 'First Sorrow'

Portrait concerts at Miller Theatre, Columbia University, New York and the Isabelle Gardner Museum, Boston

Le Vieux Sourd for piano commissioned by Betty Freeman

Russian premiere of Chevaux de Frise with the Mariinsky Orchestra, St Petersburg
2008
German language premiere of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant at Theater Basel

Lisbon nominated for an RPS Music Award

American premiere of La Plus Forte (New World Symphony Orchestra, Miami)

No other people for orchestra
2009
Joins Schott Music

Schott and Sons, Mainz for bass voice and choir

Feldman's Sixpenny Editions for ensemble
2010
UK, Canadian and Dutch premieres of La Plus Forte'(London and Toronto Symphony Orchestras and the Netherlands Philharmonic)

CD of hitherto unreleased recordings (Things That Gain By Being Painted, Kitty lie over across from the wall, L’Agitation des Observateurs, Les Tremblement des Voyeurs, Chevaux de frise) appears in the journal Boulevard Magenta 2 (The Irish Museum of Modern Art), also containing sketches from The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant.
2011
World premiere of The Importance of Being Earnest, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
2012
Concert performance of The Importance of Being Earnest in London, Barbican Hall (national premiere, UK)
2013
World premiere staged production of The Importance of Being Earnest in Nancy, France (Opéra national de Lorraine)
2013
Receives RPS Award for Large-Scale Composition for The Importance of Being Earnest
2016
Premiere of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground (2014/15) in concert with Thomas Adès conducting the LA Phil New Music Group
2017
Canada for voice and orchestra premiered at the BBC Proms 2017 with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and tenor Allan Clayton
Performances
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
2020-02-03 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Opera House — 13.15 | World Premiere
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
2020-02-04 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Opera House — 19.00
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
2020-02-04 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Opera House — 21.15
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
2020-02-06 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Opera House — 21.15
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
2020-02-06 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Opera House — 19.00
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
2020-02-08 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Opera House — 11.30
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
2020-02-08 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Opera House — 13.45
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
2020-02-09 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Opera House — 12.00
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
2020-02-09 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Opera House — 14.15
Conductor: Ben Palmer
2020-03-04 | London (United Kingdom), St Giles' Cripplegate — 18.00
Conductor: Ben Palmer
2020-03-04 | London (United Kingdom), St Giles' Cripplegate — 18.00
Conductor: Ben Palmer
2020-03-04 | London (United Kingdom), St Giles' Cripplegate — 18.00
Conductor: Ben Palmer
2020-03-04 | London (United Kingdom), St Giles' Cripplegate — 18.00
Conductor: Ben Palmer
2020-03-04 | London (United Kingdom), St Giles' Cripplegate — 18.00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Ben Palmer
2020-03-04 | London (United Kingdom), St Giles' Cripplegate — 18.00
Products

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  1. The Importance of Being Earnest

    The Importance of Being Earnest

    opera in 3 acts based on the text by Oscar Wilde
    Download Edition
    Composer : Barry, Gerald
    librettist : Barry, Gerald
    Edition : study score
    Language : English
    Order No. : ED 13527 Q17486
    €55.99  *
  2. Long Time

    Long Time

    for SATB choir
    Download Edition
    Composer : Barry, Gerald
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SATB)
    Edition : choral score
    Language : English
    Order No. : ED 13474 Q19039
    €6.99  *
  3. Le Vieux Sourd

    Le Vieux Sourd

    for solo piano
    Download Edition
    Composer : Barry, Gerald
    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : ED 13340 Q19057
    €10.99  *
  4. The Importance of Being Earnest

    The Importance of Being Earnest

    Opera in 3 Acts. Based on the text by Oscar Wilde
    Download Edition
    Composer : Barry, Gerald
    librettist : Barry, Gerald
    Edition : vocal/piano score
    Language : English
    Order No. : ED 13424 Q19064
    €44.99  *
  5. Jabberwocky

    Jabberwocky

    for Voice, Horn and Piano
    Download Edition
    Composer : Barry, Gerald
    Instrumentation : voice (soprano or tenor), horn in F and piano
    Edition : score and parts
    Language : English - French - German
    Order No. : ED 13525 Q19672
    €21.99  *
  6. Piano Concerto

    Piano Concerto

    Download Edition
    Composer : Barry, Gerald
    Instrumentation : piano and orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ED 13629 Q21534
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  7. Aeneas and Dido

    Aeneas and Dido

    for flute, clarinet in B flat, and piano
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    Composer : Barry, Gerald
    Instrumentation : flute, clarinet and piano
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ED 13716 Q21634
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  8. First Sorrow

    First Sorrow

    String Quartet No. 4
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    Composer : Barry, Gerald
    Instrumentation : string quartet
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  9. O Tannenbaum

    O Tannenbaum

    for SATB choir
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    Composer : Barry, Gerald
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SATB)
    Edition : choral score
    Language : German
    Order No. : ED 13689 Q22282
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  10. Trumpeter

    Trumpeter

    for a solo instrument
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    Composer : Barry, Gerald
    Instrumentation : any instrument
    Order No. : ED 13773 Q23449
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