Alasdair Nicolson


Two Sisters, A Rose, A Flood and Snow Four Tales of Enchantment [2005] Solo SATB, Chorus, Children’s Chorus and Orchestra.

Text by Stewart Conn.First performance conducted by the composer with Carole Irvine, Nicole Tibbels, Gareth Malone and Tom McVeigh. LSO Community and Children’s Choir with the London Symphony Orchestra. LSO St Luke’s, London 30 June 2005.Commissioned by LSO Discovery

Songs and Secrets [2004] Youth Chorus and Orchestra

Settings of poems by Emily Dickinson. First performance given by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the RSNO Junior Chorus conducted by Christopher Bell.Commissioned for the 25th Anniversary of the RSNO Junior Chorus  Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow. June 2004.

Songs of the Lost [1995] Chorus and Orchestra

Text by Irina Ratushinskaya and Iain Crichton Smith. First performance given by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Christopher Bell. Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow. May 1995. Commissioned by Mayfest.

Tam! [1993] Two Actors, Choir, Recorder Group and Orchestra

Text adapted from Robert Burns. First performance given by the Fife Sinfonia conducted by John Steer. Commissioned by the Arts Council in Fife.

Banner [1992]Childrens Voices, Chorus, Wind Band & Orchestra

Setting of poems by Aonghas MacNeacail, Sorley MacLean and Derick Thomson. First performed by the SCO, the Thorn Choir, the East Glasgow Wind Band and the SCO Chorus conducted by the composer. City Hall, Glasgow. November 1992. 

Ecce Puer [1998] Violin, Cello, Bells & SATB Choir[Alternative version for unaccompanied SATB Choir]

Text by James Joyce. Commissioned and first performed by the Black Isle Singers conducted by Aileen Fraser. St Andrews Church, Fortrose. December 1998.


Lie in Grace [1982] SATB Choir

Text by Dylan Thomas. First performed by the Music Faculty Choir conducted by Christopher Bell at the Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University. December 1982.