Arrangements, compositions, editions

MonteverdiL’Incoronazione di PoppaeaEdition performed Leeds 1979, Cambridge 1981, revised Leeds 2006
LongstaffDorianFull-length ballet score, 20 performances Kiel 1984-5
FranckPrélude, Fugue et VariationOrchestrated for choreography Kiel 1986
KernShow BoatArranged orchestral material for Opera North production and tour 1989-91
SchneitzhöfferLa SylphideFull length ballet score freely revised and completed Summer 1991,  première Koblenz 9/1991, new production Lüneburg 1/1993
DonizettiL’Elisir d’AmoreReduced orchestration made for Clonter Opera Farm 8/1991, newly revised and completely retypeset July 2012
TchaikovskyDoes the day reign?Song orchestrated for performance by Joan Rodgers, Paul Daniel and the English Northern Philharmonia, Edinburgh Festival 1992
DvorákWind SerenadeArranged for small orchestra to accompany choreography by Graham Lustig, Northern Ballet Theatre première 2/1993
ProkofievRomeo and JulietReduced orchestration made for Northern Ballet Theatre première 2/1993, published Boosey and Hawkes
Philip FeeneyCinderellaOrchestrated approximately 20% of full-length ballet to facilitate completion by deadline, première 9/1993
MozartArias Smanie implacabiliNon so piùVoi che sapeteReduced orchestration made for Scottish Chamber Orchestra Ensemble 10/1993
TchaikovskySwan LakeReduced orchestration made for Northern Ballet Theatre, première 9/1994, new production with different music/orchestration 2/2004  version for the State Street Ballet in California 8/2008; version for Southern Illinois Music Festival 5/2013 and several subsequent versions
SmetanaThe Bartered BrideReduced orchestration made of complete opera for Welsh National College of Music and Drama, 9/1995
ParryJerusalemScoring for large orchestra, 9/1995
Bill ConnorThe Dancing PrincessesOpera orchestrated for performance by London W11 Children’s opera, 12/1995
MinkusDon QuixoteNew orchestration made for Northern Ballet Theatre, première 3/1996
Carl DavisA Simple ManVersion for student orchestra made for City of Salford Youth orchestra (NBT Education project), première 7/1996
AdamGiselleReduced orchestration made for Northern Ballet Theatre, première 9/1997; new versions made for Northern Ballet 2011 and Southern Illinois Music Festival 2011
HandelMessiahRevision of Mozart orchestrations, performed Chesterfield Voices for Hospices 10/1997
TchaikovskyEugene OneginChamber version of complete opera for seven players made for Clonter Opera Farm, première 10/1997, subsequent performances at the 1998 Buxton Festival: clarinet, horn, string quartet and piano
GershwinBy StraussSong orchestrated for Sheffield SO 12/1998
HandelMusic for the Royal FireworksVersion for symphonic wind band; performed 1/1999 SSO, 3/1999 North of England Chamber Orchestra
BizetCarmenOrchestral version of opera made for dance production by Northern Ballet Theatre, première 2/1999, subsequent production with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Montreal October 2000
GriegWedding Day at TroldhaugenVersion for wind quintet and piano, 8/1999
Thea MusgraveCelebration DayVocal score made of work for chorus and orchestra, published by Novello’s 6/1999
Victor HerbertArt is calling for meSong from ‘The Enchantress’ orchestrated 12/1999
ElgarGreat ExpectationsBallet by Stefano Giannetti after Charles Dickens: reduced orchestrations made of various works (including ‘Cockaigne’ and 2nd & 4th movts. 1st symphony) – première Northern Ballet Theatre 02/2000
WagnerTristan und IsoldeArrangement of complete opera for two pianos commissioned by Camberwell Pocket Opera, premiere 05/2000 Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Param VirIonVocal score made of opera (performances Aldeburgh and Almeida Festivals June 2000
Gualtiero DazziLa Rosa del AriadnaVocal score made of opera 12/2000
HumperdinckHänsel und GretelChamber version of complete opera for seven players made for Opera North Educational Tour, première 06/2001: clarinet doulbing bass clarinet, horn, string quartet and piano
PucciniMadame ButterflyBallet in two acts by David Nixon – orchestral version of opera made for dance production by Northern Ballet Theatre, première 2/2002
GershwinI Got RhythmThe Genius of Gershwin in Song and Dance (ballet by David Nixon, versions for small orchestra of An American in Paris, Cuban Overture, Rhapsody in Blue, excerpts from Porgy and Bess, and Girl Crazy (scenario for orchestra) – Northern Ballet Theatre première 5/2002
Handel arr. (attrib.)Mozart Judas MaccabaeusScore edited and copied for performance by Halifax Choral Society, (material available in Novello Hire Library), Anglia TV recording for BBC Choice 6/2002, 1st performance in Germany Halle 6/2004
Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s DreamBallet by David Nixon – music adapted and arranged from various pieces by Mendelssohn and Brahms – Northern Ballet Theatre première 09/2003
Verdi arr. Allan StephensonLa TraviataBallet by Veronica Paeper – reduced orchestration made for restaging by Northern Ballet Theatre 02/2005
WaltonFaçadePiano reduction revised and completed of Façade 1 and 2 plus some additional numbers for Oxford University Press September 2005
Malcolm ArnoldThe Three MusketeersBallet by David Nixon – music adapted and arranged JL – Northern Ballet Theatre première 9/2006, recording on Quartz CD 2/2007
Various ComposersA Sleeping Beauty TaleBallet by David Nixon – reduced orchestrations of music by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov – Northern Ballet Theatre première 2/2007
LeoncavalloPagliacciReduced orchestration of complete opera for Haddo House opera première 4/2007
TchaikovskyThe NutcrackerBallet by David Nixon – reduced orchestration of complete ballet Northern Ballet Theatre première 10/2007
LovenskjøldLa SylphideBallet by August Bournonville; reduced orchestration of complete ballet for The Washington Ballet (première 02/2009); revised for the Opéra National de Bordeaux 11/2020)
Minkus La Bayadère Act 2 (The Kingdom of the Shades)Reduced orchestration for Northern Ballet Theatre première 02/2009
CleopatraBallet by David Nixon, score transcribed and orchestrated for Northern Ballet 02/2011
Various ComposersBeauty and the BeastBallet by David Nixon – reduced orchestrations of music by Saint-Säens, Bizet, Debussy and Glazunov – Northern Ballet première 12/2012, previous version with different music 12/2002
DebussyPrélude à l’après-midi d’un fauneReduced version 1110 0000 harp, piano, harmonium, strings for Ivan Putrov, Sadler’s Wells Theatre 03/2012
Various ComposersThe Ugly DucklingBallet by Dreda Blow and Sebastian Loe – chamber versions of music by Borodin, Gounod, Saint-Säens, and many pieces of library music: – Northern Ballet première 10/2012, UK tour and CBeebies film 03-04/2013
MozartThe Marriage of FigaroReduced orchestration for Young Opera Venture (première 2/2013), 1111 1000 strings (+ keyboard for recitatives)
Richard Rodney
The Great GatsbyOrchestrations (with Gavin Sutherland) for ballet by David Nixon, Northern Ballet 03/2013
MozartThe Magic FluteReduced orchestration for Young Opera Venture (première 9/2014), 1111 1110 timp strings (+ keyboard for keyed glockenspiel)
TchaikovskySleeping BeautyReduced orchestration of complete ballet: version for the Tallahassee Ballet 2014; version for Tupelo Ballet 2016; version for Mazatlan Ballet Mexico 2018 and several other versions
John LongstaffGoldilocks and the Three BearsBallet by Nicola Gervasi – original composition by JL: – Northern Ballet première 10/2016, UK tour and CBeebies film 04/2017
John LongstaffLift up your HeartAnthem for SATB choir and organ, commissioned and broadcast by the Halifax Choral Society Radio 4 Sunday Worship 1/7/2018
MinkusDon QuixoteReduced orchestration for the Greek National Ballet 10/2020