Orchestral

Symphonic

Penido das Fontes

for orchestra

2010

Completed in 2010, Penido was Fontes is the first large scale work for orchestra by Keith Moss.  The piece is based on the Xhosa traditional myth surrounding the formation of the Hole in the Wall found in Coffee Bay, South Africa, a location that the first Portuguese sailors circumnavigating the continent gave its name, Rock of Tears.

The work was part of the submission for the SAMRO Overseas scholarship 2010, and secured First Prize for Keith Moss.

3.3.3.2, 4.3.3.1, hp, pno/cel, timp+5, strings

Wild Horses don’t Break

for orchestra

2015

Based on a poem by Annwen Bates this work encapsulates the spirit of the text.

First performed in 2018 by Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional, conducted by Christian Schulz as part of the Sao Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival 2018. 

3.3.3.3, 4.3.3.1, hp, timp+4, strings

for no man can see me and live

for orchestra

..

work in progress

Concerto

Euphonium Concerto

for euphonium and orchestra

2012

Commissioned by the Grant Foundation, Pianist Charl du Plessis First performed this work in the 2005 Aardklop Festival. Suitable for young pianists

2.2.2.2, 4.3.0.0, pno., timp+4 euph. (soloist), strings

The Copper Chimney

for marimba, harp & strings

2013

Commissioned by the Grant Foundation, Pianist Charl du Plessis First performed this work in the 2005 Aardklop Festival. Suitable for young pianists

0.0.0.0, 0.0.0.0, hp, marimba (soloist), strings

Meditation

for cello and orchestra

2014

Commissioned by the Grant Foundation, Pianist Charl du Plessis First performed this work in the 2005 Aardklop Festival. Suitable for young pianists

Clarinet Concerto

for clarinet in Bb and orchestra

2016

Commissioned by the Grant Foundation, Pianist Charl du Plessis First performed this work in the 2005 Aardklop Festival. Suitable for young pianists

Commissioned by the SAMRO Foundation

2.0.3.0, 0.0.0.0, timp+3, pno., cl. (soloist), strings

Saxophone Concerto

for alto saxophone and orchestra

2021

Commissioned by the Grant Foundation, Pianist Charl du Plessis First performed this work in the 2005 Aardklop Festival. Suitable for young pianists

Orchestra and Voice

The Eventide

for mezzo-soprano, choir & orchestra

2008

rev. 2019

This work was composed while I was still teaching in Grahamstown, South Africa, and completing a Masters degree in composition.  It is a resetting of the poem by Henry F. Lyte (1973) well known as the Anglican hymn Abide with me.

The cantata is in five movements, reworking all five stanzas of the poem featuring a mezzo-soprano with chorus and chamber orchestra.

The work was premiered in Grahamstown at the end of 2007 and revised for performance in Auckland, late 2019, adding chorus and horn.

2.0.2.2, 1.0.0.0, mezzo, chorus, strings

Chamber Orchestra