Premieres & Commissions

New music

Apart from premiering countless works as harpist in the  BBCSO, Sioned’s association with composers over forty years has culminated in many diverse new works being composed for her, and which she premiered at prestigious events and venues.




Anthony Bolton              Impromptu for harp

One movement


David Graham-Ellis        Solipsis  3 movements


Amir Sadeghi Konjani    Saakene ravaan

(Stillness Afloat)         and                   

Myself and the resistance of wine


Alan Laing                         Sei Versi  A work in six sections


Cyril Lloyd                         Gethsemane  A tone poem for harp


John Marson                     Fantaisia  One movement in several sections


David Nevens                    Harping David  3 movements


Paul Patterson                  Spiders   4 movements


Patrick Piggott                 Sonata for Harp  2 movements


David Snell                         Ballade


Julia Simpson                    ‘The Frog Prince’


Michael Stimpson           ‘The Stars have withdrawn their shining’   3 movements            and



Amir  Tafreshipour         A Night in Shiraz


Hugh Webb                          Rogue Trader


Adrian Williams              Two pieces for harp



Bill Marx                             Duo for cello and harp



John Tavener                    ‘To a child dancing in the wind’ flute, viola and harp



Huw Spratling                    Four Tennyson Songs Op.24


Anthony Purkiss               Aiolou


Michael Berkeley              ‘Wessex Graves’


Robin Holloway                 ‘The Noon’s Repose’


Gareth Glyn                          ‘Songs of the Marches’


Michael Stimpson               ‘Dylan’




Anthony Bolton                  ‘A Garland of Carols’


Patrick Piggott                   ‘Samplers’ for soprano, girls voices


Alan Ridout                         ‘Hymn to the Holy Spirit’ for mixed voices


Adrian Williams                   ‘Merry Mirthday’



Peter Aviss                            Concertino for harp and strings



Graham Fitkin                     NO Doubt; Concerto for MIDI harp and strings


Susan Rothstein                  Lament for harp and strings


Amir Tafreshipour          ‘A Persian Reflection’ for harp, strings, celeste and single percussion player