Jenny Jackson

I am a composer (yikes)

List of Recent Work


Clackers (2017) for four voices and castanets
Premiere: No Bounds Festival 2017, Non Conformist Chapel, Sheffield Nov 17 (Platform 4) 

Cloudscape (2017) for flute choir
Premiere: Winter Gardens, Sheffield October 2017 (Sheffield Flute Choir)
Commissioned by Sheffield Flute Choir for performance during the Classical Sheffield Weekend

Focus Pull (2017) for string quartet
Premiere: Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield (Ensemble 360) 08.05.17
Commissioned by Music in the Round for performance as part of the May Festival (Russia in the Round 2017)

Hooting, not Drinking (revised 2017) for solo flute (doubling Alto) with blown bottles & flutes ensemble
Premiere: Sheffield Cathedral Lunchtime Recital (Platform 4 & Sheffield Flute Choir) Rachel Shirley – flute solo 03.02.17

Bottled Up (2016) for flexible ensemble
Premiere: Bank Street Arts, Sheffield (Platform 4, Drinking & Hooting event)

Hooting, not Drinking (2016) for solo flute (doubling Alto) & Blown Bottles
Premiere: Bank Street Arts, Sheffield (Platform 4, Drinking & Hooting event
(Rachel Shirley – flute solo)

Teeter (2016) low strings ensemble
Premiere: Firth Hall, Sheffield (Platform 4, Made in Sheffield)

[S]pan (2015) flexible ensemble
Premiere: Winter Gardens, Sheffield (Platform 4, Classical Sheffield Festival, 23rd October 2015)

Lament (2015) cello solo with off-stage viola, double bass & voices
Premiere: St John Baptist Church, Dronfield (Platform 4 (Charlie Hardwick – vc solo) 3rd July 2015)

Sanctum (2013) piano & flexible ensemble
Premiere: St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield 2013 (Philip Thomas pno & Platform 4)

[S]urge (2012) 2 horns & flexible string ensemble
Premiere: Ecclesall Parish Church, Sheffield 2012 (Platform 4)

Desire Lines (2011) piano, six hands
Premiere: Shirley House, Sheffield 2011 (Platform 4)

Self Portrait (2009) fl, ob, cl, perc, pno, hp, mand, gui, vln, vla, vc, db.
Premiere: Musiekgebouw aan’t IJ , Amsterdam 19.11.09 (Nieuw Ensemble): broadcast live on Dutch National Radio
Second performance: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 23.11.09 (Nieuw Ensemble)

Fluxus Boxes (2007) Eb cl, Bb cl,, & flexible wind orchestra
Premiere: University of Sheffield 2007 (Sheffield University Wind Orchestra)

Nine Moving Pictures (2007) piano & string trio
Premiere: University of Sheffield 2007 (New Music Ensemble)

to break a young horse… (2007) string orchestra
Premiere: University of Sheffield 2007 (Elgar String Orchestra)

Hot Flush (2006) string quartet
Premiere: University of York 2006 (Elysian Quartet)


Kraal (2017) for massed choirs
Premiere: St. Marie’s catholic cathedral, Sheffield
(commissioned by Classical Sheffield for performance at Classical Sheffield festival 2017)

Surface Tension (2009) bass solo & mixed voices
Text by Keith Green
Premiere: University of Sheffield 2009 (New Music Ensemble)

Light (1996) tenor & piano
Text by Diane Wakowski
Premiere: Wigmore Hall, London 1996 (Roderick Williams ten, David Wickham pno.)


Folies (2016) solo dancer, sop, fl, cl, B. Cl, hn (2), sop. rec, vln, vc
Choreography – Hannah Wadsworth
Premiere: 24.09.16 Performed by Hannah Wadsworth, Andrea Tweedale (sop) & Platform 4 University Drama Studio, Sheffield as part of ‘Embodiments’ show

Five Dances (2012) cl, hn, pno
Collaboration with choreographer Sue Lewis & Ffin Dance
Performed as part of the ‘Connections’ Tour Spring 2012 (Ffin Dance & Platform 4)


underscore (2012) 2 horns
Collaboration with Gillian Brent (sculptor) and Platform 4
The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield 21.06.12

City States (2010) flexible ensemble
Collaboration with artist Keith Hayman
X-Church, Gainsborough, Lincs 2010 (Platform 4)


Madam Adam (2017) Sop., Ten., Bass & Pno.
A mini opera based on palindromic word-play (commissioned by Opera on Location for Classical Sheffield festival 2017)
Premiere: Upper Chapel, Sheffield (Opera on Location)

Tableaux (2012) flexible ensemble

Premiere: St Andrew’s Church, Psalter Lane, Sheffield 2012 (Platform 4)

Mimi on ze Bridge (2007) mezzo sop, ten, bar, cl, hp, tbn, perc.
Libretto by Marcy Kahan
Premiere: Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh 2007

The Rape of the Lock (2006) actors (2), vln, db, hn, cl, pno, perc.
Text by Alexander Pope
Premiere: University of Sheffield Drama Studio 2006 (New Music Ensemble)

Melodrama (2004) flexible ensemble
Premiere: University of Sheffield 2004 (New Music Ensemble)


Leading Lines (2016) for viola ensemble
Premiere: Viola Day, British Viola Society 17.4.16

Moot (2014) for piano, six hands & amateur orchestra
Premiere: Victoria Hall, Sheffield (Endcliffe Orchestra with Tom James, Chris Noble & Tom Owen, soloists) 28th June 2014

collages (2005) flexible ensemble & tape
Premiere: LSO St. Lukes, London 2005 (spnm C4K) (Year 5 pupils from Leaden Hall School, Salisbury)

outburst (2005) string quartet
Premiere: Ironbridge Gorge Museum 2005 (spnm Sound Inventors project)

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