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The SCA online database currently lists 15 scores by Jolyon Laycock.
|Title||Year||Instrumentation||Mins||Other Information||Audio||View score||Publ.|
|A Dream of Flying||1995||Clarinet, Basson, Horn, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass||21-30||The dreamer is Bladud of Bath who made wings for himself, but died in an attempt to fly from the roof of the temple of Apollo at Trinovantium.
|Among Seven Hills||2009||Piano and orchestra||30+||First performance 14 April 2010 Colston Hall 2 Bristol Ensemble under Neal Farwell with Philip Mead solo piano.
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|Bickley Mill||2009||Piano||3||One of a set of 12 studies for solo piano. It is named after a famous beauty spot on the river Exe in Devon. The piece is fractal in structure but takes as a textural model Chopin's Study no.1 op.25 in A flat major, popularly known as "The Harp"||N/A||view score|
|Cap Blanc||2007||Piano||4||One of a continuing set of piano studies. It is named after the frieze of life-size horses carved in the rock shelter at Cap Blanc, one of the pre-historic sites of cave art on the Dordogne region of France.||N/A||view score|
|Die! A1 Sparrow||2002||Two pianos||11-15||Released on CD Dunelm DRD0243, SCA||listen||N/A|
|Durdle Door||2009||Piano||3||One of a set of piano studies exploring compositional as well as pianistic techniques. Named after a rock formation on the Dorset coast, Durdle Door was inspired by Chopin's Etude in C minor, Op.12 no.2 known as the "Revolutionary Study". Rapid right-hand sextuplet semiquavers accompany rhetorical fragments in the middle register.||N/A||view score|
|Edgar the King||1994||SATB soloists, Choir & Orchestra||21-30||A setting of 3 poems from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle commissioned by the Diocese of Bath & Wells for the Bishop Ken celebrations 1996. First performed Bath Abbey 20/04/1996; Eclectic Voices, Western Sinfonia, under Scott Stroman, with Joelle Davis (sop) Keiron Cooke (alto), Nicholas Thorne (tenor) Niall Hoskins (baritone)||N/A||N/A|
|High Wood||1988||Oboe||11-15||First performed by Robin Canter at the Michael Tippett Centre, Bath 27/02/1991. The title has a double meaning. It is a literal translation of the French "haut bois" but also refers to an area of woodland near my home where most of the piece was composed.||listen||N/A|
|L'Abri Pataud||1994||Piano||4||Released on CD Dunelm DRD0238, SCA. One of a continuing set of piano studies. It is named after the prehistoric rock shelter at Les Eyzies in the Dordogne region of France where a prehistoric burial was found.||N/A||N/A|
|Pavey's Ladder||2009||Piano||3||one of a set of piano studies exploring compositional as well and pianistic technique. Named after the flight of stone steps at Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, it is based on fractal principles. A 6-note group controls all levels of the piece: the shape of melodic phrases, the sequence of paragraphs and the main structural sections.||N/A||view score|
|Penniless Porch||2009||Piano||3||One of a set of piano studies exploring compoisitional as well as pianistic technique. Named after a porch near Wells Cathedral built by Bishop Bekynton, the piece is a kind of clumping dance in which two opposing layers of close-position chords are set against one another.||N/A||view score|
|Rowberrow Warren||2009||Piano||4||One of a set of 12 studies exploring compositional as well as pianistic technique. Rowberrow Warren is named after an iron-age hill-fort on the Mendip Hills in Somerset.||N/A||view score|
|Stantonbury||2009||Piano||2||One of a set of piano studies exploring compositional as well pianistic technique. It is named after a now discredited cosmological theory propogated by Fred Hoyle and others. The piece is fractal in structure. A sequence of chords of varying colours unfolds in a continually evolving rhythmic pattern.||N/A||view score|
|Threnody for David||2012||Piano Triet||4||Contact Jolyon for the score. Written in memory of David Bedford (SCA President), first performed in the Colston Hall 2, April 2012.
|Warren's Waltz||2008||flute, clarinet, viola, cello, piano||7-8||Written in celebration of the 80th birthday of Raymond Warren. This short quintet is based on a cipher of Raymond's full name using German notation: ADHECHAESAE.||N/A||view score|
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