Publications (compositions)


Hugill, A. (2001) Timestretch. 8'. Commissioned by Leicester Space Centre and De Montfort Hall, Leicester. Instrumentation: Picc, 2 Fls, 2 Obs, 2 Cls, B. Cl, Cb. Cl, 2 Bsns, CBsn, 4 Hns, 2 Tpts, 2 T. Tbns, 2 B. Tbns, Tba, Timps, Perc (4 players: snare, tambourine, tam-tam, cymbals, bass drums, field drums, vibraslap, ratchet, chains, tubells, xylophone, gong, flexatone, chains, glock), Strings + digital sounds. Première: Philharmonia Orchestra/Constantine, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, 3.8.01 (outdoors, with light show).

Hugill, A. (1999) Symphony for Cornwall. 35' (in 3 movements). Ded. John Southern, Joyce Southern and Peter Warden. Commissioned by Arts Council England. Instrumentation: Fl (d. Picc, Alto, Bass), 2 Obs, Cl (d. Bass Cl), 2 Bsns (one d. Contra), 2 Fr. Hns., Perc (d. MIDI marimba) Tape, Strings (D.Bass amplified) + digital sounds. Première: Bournemouth Sinfonietta (cond. Richard Studt), Hall for Cornwall, Truro, May 27th 1999 (also listed under electroacoustic).

Hugill, A. (1996) Island Symphony70' (in 4 movements). Ded. Babs and Evelyn Atkins. Commissioned by South West Arts and Cornwall County Council. Instrumentation: Picc, 2 Fls (1 d. Alto), 2 Obs, C.A., 3 Cls, B.Cl., 2 Bsns, C-Bsn, 4 Horns, 1 Flgl., 3 Tpts (1 d. D trumpet), 2 Ten. Tbns., 1 B.Tbn (d. digeridoo), 1 Tba, SATB Sax, Perc. (4 players), Timps., Keyboards (piano/synth/sequencer), Harp, Strings. Première: Philharmonia at UH (cond. Howard Burrell), Hatfield, February 2nd 1999. Originally an electroacoustic composition. Here is the story of the Symphony.

Hugill, A. (1996) St. George's Island Chorale. 4'. Ded. Howard Burrell. Exists in versions for orchestra, chamber orchestra and brass band. CD Recording: Hugill, A. et al. (2009) Fanfares, Fancies and Fugues. UHR 020011017.


Hugill, A. & Rieser, M. (2014) Rossum's Universal Replicants, mini online opera, commissioned by CROMT, University of Sussex, and Glyndebourne.

Hugill, A., Lawrence, J. & Scott, L. (2013) Land of Lace, animated online operatic aria, commissioned by The Opera Group (scored for soprano, flute, celesta, glockenspiel, cymbals, tam tam, harpsichord, harmonium, harp, organ and piano).

Hugill, A. (2013) The Imaginary Voyage, internet opera. (Unfinished)

Hugill, A. & Rieser, M. (2012) Secret Garden, opera-ballet for multiple iPads. Exhibited at Phoenix Square, Leicester, 2012. Exhibited as part of the 'Post-humanist Desire' show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan, 2013/14 (36,509 visitors).

Hugill, A. (1987) Catalogue de Grenouillesc. 15'. 'Miniature amphibian opera' featuring multiple frog calls and piano/ensemble. Premiere: George W. Welch. Broadcast premiere: BBC Radio 3, February 2nd, 1991. Many other performances around the world. View video excerpt of performance by Hildegard Kleeb (piano) and Roland Dahinden (trombone) in Xi'an, China (2010). Download score. CD Recording: UHR 020011008.


Hugill, A. (2014) Logical GrammarProcessed voice(s) 16-part | 12-part | 8-part 4-part (singer: Juliet Fraser).

Brown, S. et al. (2011) City Soundings. City Soundings was a fun collaborative composition project made for the Radiophonic Creation Day organized by Wiska Radkiewicz and Andrea Cohen. Several composers/artists took field recordings of their home cities, passing back and forth a pool of sound – sort of like a digital editing game of telephone – the result was a collective composition that incorporated many different compositional styles. Contributers: Steven Brown (UK), Marek Choloniewski (Poland), Andrea Cohen (France), Victoria Estok (USA), Brad Garton (USA), Janete El Haouli (Brazil), Andrew Hugill (UK), Malle Maltis (Estonia), Wiska Radkiewicz (USA), Hernan Risso Patron (Argentina), Franziska Schroeder (UK),Andrei Smirnov (Russia), Marie Wennersten (Sweden), Lidia Zielinska (Poland). Andrea Cohen presented City Soundings during a radio programme on France Culture, the public cultural French radio. Project website.

Hugill, A. (2011) Animal Stories. Installation piece in three sections to accompany the Animal Stories exhibition at Leicester New Walk Museum.

Hugill, A. (2011) The Lion and the Eagle (2011) Ded. Simon Emmerson. Première: The Dirty Electronics Ensemble (dir. John Richards), Leicester. Download score

Hugill, A. (2003) Pianolith. 12'. Piano and grinding rocks sounds. World premiere by GéNIA. Other notable performances by Barry Truax (Vancouver, 2004), Martin Whalley (Manchester, 2005), Karis Stretton (Leicester, 2012). Download score.  Hear interview with GéNIA. CD Recording: UHR 020011008

Hugill, A. (2003) Nicholas through the mist. 5'. In memoriam Nicholas Zurbrugg. Electroacoustic. World premiere ‘Soundcircus’, Sonic Arts Network Festival, 2004. In Hugill, A. (2006) Curated CD and booklet, 'Pataphysics. London: Sonic Arts Network.

Hugill, A. (1995) Island Symphony76'. Ded. Babs and Evelyn Atkins. Electroacoustic (also exists in orchestral version). World premiere: The Guildhall, Looe, Cornwall, September 23rd, 1995. Broadcast première: BBC Radio 3, May 3rd, 1996. Here is the story of the Symphony. In Hugill, A. (1996) Single-composer CD, Island Symphony. Rubble Records. RUBB001. Also Movement 3 in Hugill, A. et al (2006) Bouquet of Sounds. MTI Records.

Hugill, A. et al. (1994) Modal SpacesSite-specific installation piece for multiple instrumentalists and digital sound diffusion. Premiere: Queens Building, De Montfort University, Leicester, June 6th, 1994.

Hugill, A. (1994) Clinamen. 10'. Electronic. Premiere: De Montfort University, Leicester, June 6th, 1994. Broadcast premiere: ResonanceFM, 2002. In Hugill, A. et al. (2006) Sonic Voyages. UHR 02001 1006.

Hugill, A. (1993) Delay in Glass. 11'. Electroacoustic (glass sounds). Premiere: Phoenix Arts, Leicester, May 1993.

Hugill, A. (1987) Catalogue de Grenouilles (1987) c. 15'. Multiple frogs and piano/ensemble. Premiere: George W. Welch. Broadcast premiere: BBC Radio 3, February 2nd, 1991. Many other performances around the world. View video excerpt of performance by Hildegard Kleeb (piano) and Roland Dahinden (trombone) in Xi'an, China (2010). Download score. In Hugill, A. (2007) Single-composer CD, Pataphysical Piano: The Sounds and Silences of Andrew Hugill. UHR 02001 1008. Also in Hugill, A. et al. (2001) Music Without Walls? Pink Dot Records 001.

Hugill, A. (1986) White Epiphany1'. Electronic. Ded. John White.

Hugill, A. (1984) To End. Caruso Sang Figure 1. Digital (endless loop). Ded. Mark Thomson. In Hugill, A. (2006) Curated CD and booklet, 'Pataphysics. London: Sonic Arts Network.

Hugill, A. (1981) A Worker Speaksc. 30'.Ded. Alfred Worker. Mutliple pianos and tapes. Premiere: Keele University, 1981.

Choral & Vocal

Hugill, A. (2003) One Hundred Thousand Billion Songs25'. Ded. Stanley Chapman. Mezzo-soprano, piano Première: Katina Kangaris (voice), Christopher Hobbs (piano), Institut Français, London. Note: This setting of Stanley Chapman's translation of Raymond Queneau's Cent Mille Milliards de Poèmes presents the ten 'original' sonnets treated in the manner of the Exercices de Style. It was originally composed in 1989, but lay unperformed until its première as part of the Queneau centenary celebrations at the French Institute, London, in 2003.

Hugill, A. (1995) Les Origines humaines40', Ded. Matthew Greenall. Commisioned by the Elysian Singers of London with funds made available by the Holst Foundation. SATB (36 Voices). In 9 movements, of which ‘Les Ancetres’, ‘La Nourriture’, ‘Le Grande Loi’, L’Apparition du Sexe’, Le Calembour’ and ‘Révélations et Diversités’ have been or may be performed as individual concert works. Première: The Elysian Singers (cond. Matthew Greenall), at St Johns, Smith Square, London, February 24th, 1996. Here are the texts by Jean-Pierre Brisset.

Hugill, A. (1990) Brisset Rhymes25'. Ded. Sara Stowe and Matthew Spring. Solo soprano, early instruments (hurdy-gurdy, oud, lute, renaissance guitar, bells, drums) and tape of frog calls. Première: Stowe and Spring, Leicester, 1990. Broadcast premiere: BBC Radio 3, October 29th, 1993.


Hugill, A. (2009) Four Interludes. I: 7' 13" II: 7' 16" III: 7' 14" IV: 7' 49". Instrumentation: I - fl, cl, a.sax, t. sax, tpt, kbd, pno, strings. II - xyl, mar, drum, el. gtr. III - pno duet, bells, vib, drum. IV - fl, cl, a.sax, t. sax, tpt, kbd, pno, strings.

Hugill, A. (2004) Another Slight List. 18', Commissioned by Ensemble Décadanse.Instrumentation: flute, double bass, piano, organ, percussion. Première: ‘Ensemble Décadanse’, Lunel, France, 2004

Hugill, A. (1995) Nocturne.  23', Commissioned by BBC Radio 3. Ded. Philip Grange. Instrumentation: 2 pianos and percussion (tuned tam-tams, vibraphone, talking drum, pedal timpani, mbira, balafon, dobachi, hand bells, Burmese gong) Première: Simon Allen (perc), Andrew Ball & Suzanne Cheetham (pianos), BBC Radio 3, 'Hear and Now', April 18th, 1997

Hugill, A. (1988) Doublemain10'. This exists in five versions. The first three are scored for vln/gtr, clar/pno and vln/pno (see 'Instrumental' below). Version 4: clarinet, viola, cello, piano (made for 'Perihelion' and first performed by them at the University of Queensland, Brisbane in 1996). Version 5: clarinet, violin, cello, piano (made for 'Burdocks' and first performed by them in Vancouver, Canada, 1998).

Hugill, A. (1993). O Pax Aetherna  30'. In memoriam Baron Opach. Instrumentation: multiple pianos. Première: Philippe Cathé and the Ensemble des Cliques et des Claques, Paris, France, 8th September, 1995. In Hugill, A. (2007) Single-composer CD, ‘Pataphysical Piano: The Sounds and Silences of Andrew HugillUHR 02001 1008.

Satie E. arr. Hugill, A. (1992) Uspud 35'. Instrumentation: harmonium, piano, clarinet, tuba, string quartet and percussion. Première: 'George W. Welch', Blackheath Concert Halls. Broadcast première: BBC2 TV, ‘Erik Satie - Things Seen to the Right and the Left’ (with interview).

Hugill, A. (1990) 'Voyeurism' and 'Coach Ride' from Eugénie de Franval.  13'. Instrumentation: piano, string trio, clarinet/bass clarinet, tuba, marimba, vibes, percussion, photographic flash (13’). Première: George W. Welch, 1990, Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London.

Hugill, A.  (1988) Phoenix Phanphare 3'. Ded. Nigel Hinds. Instrumentation: Massed clarinets, tpt, horn, 2 trbs, tuba, snare drum. Première: Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester, October 1988 (outdoors). Broadcast première: BBC Radio Leicester, October 1988.

Hugill, A. (1988) Kodok  13'. Instrumentation: Fl, cl (d. Bass cl), tuba, glock, vibes, marimba, piano, perc. Première: ‘George W. Welch’, Purcell Room, London, 1988.

Hugill, A. (1987) Eastward Oh. 26'. Ded. Hugh McDowell.Instrumentation: Solo cello (amplified), cl, tuba, vibes, marimba, perc, piano, vln, vla Première: ‘George W. Welch’, Lauderdale House, London, 1987. Broadcast Première: Hannover Hochshule Ensemble (cond. Ladislav Kupkovic), Hannover Radio, 1991.

Hugill, A. (1983, rev. 1987) Simon and Ennoia  12'. Commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. Instrumentation: Bass cl, vibes, marimba, vln, vla, cello. Première: ICA, 1983 (under title ‘Worker’s Rubble’). Broadcast première: 'George W. Welch', BBC Radio 3, 1990.

Hugill, A. (1984) Sabotherm. 10'. Viola duo. Published by Forward Music.

Hugill, A. (1984) A Slight List. 18'. Instrumentation: Piano duet, guitar, marimba, gong, tuba, vln, vla, cello. Première: ‘George W. Welch’, BMIC London, 1984.

Hugill, A.  (1983) Phaon12'. Version 1: 4 harmoniums (one player sings). Version 2: 2 pianos 6 hands, marimba 4 hands, electric guitar, gong, vln, vla. Première: 1. Keele University, 1983; 2. ‘George W. Welch’, London, 1983

Hugill, A. (1982) Perles de l"opéra18'. Version 1: 2 voices, 2 pianos 8 hands, tuba, drum. Version 2: cl, tuba, piano duet, vibes, marimba, drum, tam-tam, vln, vla, cello, tape. Première: 1. Keele University New Music Group, 1985; 2. ‘George W Welch’, Purcell Room, 1990.

Hugill, A. (1982) A.SC.H. 6'. Ded. John Abram. Instrumentation: Electric guitar, piano, bongos. Première: Vancouver, Canada, 1986.

Hugill, A.  (1980) Clarinette Quintette. 26'. Ded. Roger Marsh. Instrumentation: clarinet and string quartet (with optional slides or theatrical presentation). Première: Keele University, 1980. See Mark Thomson's drawings that illustrated the score and may be shown during a performance.


Hugill, A. (2007) Valse des cure-dents (Waltz of the toothpicks)2', piano (or flute and piano).

Hugill, A. (2000) Sonneries Parfumées5', piano. Première: Kayako Matsunaga (piano), Casals Hall, Tokyo, 2000. Published by Zen-On Music, Tokyo. Download score. In Hugill, A. et al. (2000) Piano2000. Tokyo: Zen-On Music. Also In Hugill, A. (2007) Single-composer CD, Pataphysical Piano: The Sounds and Silences of Andrew HugillUHR 02001 1008.

Hugill, A. (2000) Fête Donnée... 3', piano. Ded. Christopher Hobbs. In Hugill, A. (2007) Single-composer CD, Pataphysical Piano: The Sounds and Silences of Andrew HugillUHR 02001 1008.

Hugill, A. (1992) Bachelor Machine40' (in 5 movements), percussion solo. Commissioned by East Midlands Arts. Ded. Matthew Griffiths. Instrumentation: Percussion (single player), comprising: 5 low metal instruments, 5 mid-range metal, 5 skin, 5 wood, 5 glass, 3 drums, 9 sawn-off gas cylinders, metal sphere, timpani. Optional theatrical elements include: digital sound, water, twine, scissors, rowing-machine, bottle of Benedictine (empty), slide show. Additional: The following three movements from Bachelor Machine may be performed separately as concert works: The Bride (5 low metal instruments, 5 mid-range metal, 5 skin, 5 wood, 5 glass; 10') The Bachelor (3 drums, bottle, and recitation by performer of text by Jarry - rowing machine preferred but not compulsory! 12'); One-(wo)man-gamelan (9 metal objects; 9'). Première: Matthew Griffiths, Phoenix Arts, Leicester, May, 1992. Here are some further notes about this piece

Hugill, A. (1981) Bride, teeming with sweet to the Bridegroom9', piano. Download score. In Hugill, A. (2007) Single-composer CD, Pataphysical Piano: The Sounds and Silences of Andrew HugillUHR 02001 1008.