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Music by Nigel Keay – List of Works


Four Piano Pieces (1983) Duration: 8 minutes

Variations for Piano (1985) Duration: 10-11 minutes

Interlude for Piano(1988) Duration: 5 minutes

the dancer leads the procession (1999) Duration: 9 minutes

Little Tango Suite (2003/4). Duration: 4 minutes. Three short piano pieces.


Vocalise (1979) for Soprano, Vibraphone, Violin, Viola & Cello.

Variations for Violin & Piano (1982) Duration: 9 minutes.

String Quartet No.1 (1983) Duration: 13 minutes (audio of second movement only)

Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello (1986). Duration: 16 minutes. ISBN 0 908569 41 6, 52 pages

Triptych for Trumpet, Horn, & Trombone (1988) Duration: 9 minutes.

Introduction & Allegro (1995) Sextet for Flute, Clarinet/B.Cl., Bass Trombone, Violin, Viola, Double Bass.

String Quartet No.2 (1995) Duration 17 minutes

Variations on a theme from At the Hawk’s Well (2001) Trio for Violin, Cello & Piano Duration: 9 minutes. In one movement.

Tango Suite (2002) for contralto & string quintet (string quartet and double bass). Duration: 10 minutes. Commissioned by Radio France.

Diversions for Quintet (2003) Duration: 16 minutes. Instrumentation: Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola & Double Bass.

Terrestrial Mirror for Flute, Viola & Harp (2004). Duration ca. 16 minutes, in 3 movements.

Duo for Violin and Viola (2008) Duration ca. 10 minutes.

Adagietto Antique (2009) Trio for Clarinet in A, Viola and Piano. Duration ca 15 minutes.

Oboe Sonata (2011) Duration ca. 13 minutes.

Double Jeu (2012) for two violas. Duration ca. 7 minutes.

Allusions for Clarinet Solo (2013) Duration: 3' 19".

Prelude for Cello and Piano (2013) Duration ca. 7 minutes. Premiered 19 June 2014.

Introduction and Tarantella for Violin & Piano (2014). Premiered 25th April 2014.

Moderato à cent d'huîtres for Viola and Piano (2014). Duration: 3' 58". Commissioned by Sylvain Durantel.

Souffle coupé for Wind Quintet (2015) Quintet in three movements for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn & bassoon. Duration ca. 11 minutes.

Le Loup et l'Agneau (2017) for narrator and piano. Duration ca. 9 minutes. Commissioned by Musique à la Ferme, Lançon-Provence.

Duo for baritone saxophone and double bass. (2017) Duration ca. 9 minutes.



tectonics for organ (2016).  Duration: ca. 7 minutes. Commissioned by Dominique Preshchez, this work will be recorded by him in 2019.


Movement for Orchestra(1985)  Duration: 11 minutes 2fl, ob, 2cl, bn, 2hn, tpt, trbn, harp, strings.

Diffractions for Piano & Chamber Orchestra (1987) Duration: 10 minutes. ISBN 0 908693 76 1, 44 pages Pno, fl, ob, cl, bn, hn, tpt, trbn, tam2, strings 4,4,3,2,1. In one movement.

Symphony for Strings: Three Images of Java (1989). Duration: 15 minutes (2. Adagio for Strings). (Audio of Adagio for Strings)

Symphonic Poem: Ritual Dance... (1993) (2222, 4231, Perc, Timp, Piano & Strings) Duration: 22 minutes.

Fanfare for Orchestra (1995) Duration: 3 minutes (2222*, 4231, Timpani, Percussion, Strings)

Symphony in Five Movements (1996) Duration: 24 minutes (3*2*2*2*, 4231, Timpani, 3 Percussion, Harp, Strings).

Viola Concerto (2000) Duration: 24 minutes. (22*2*2*, 2000, Timpani, & Strings) In three Movements.

Serenade for Strings (2002) Duration: 17 minutes. In four movements.

Diversions for Chamber Orchestra (2003) Duration: 15 minutes. (Version for: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn & Strings). In three movements.


At the Hawk's Well (1992) One-Act Opera, duration 52 minutes. An operatic setting of the play by W. B. Yeats with 5 soloists, orchestra. (Flute, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Percussion & Strings (including electric-violin solo), women's chorus, dancer, and Indonesian Gamelan instruments to augment the orchestral percussion section).