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Patrick Jonathan

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Patrick Jonathan (born 24 January 1959) is a British composer.


Patrick Jonathan is a composer born in London, England, but currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A former student of Stanley Glasser, Edward Gregson and Don B. Ray, he cites the great English symphonist Richard Arnell as his mentor, and a major influence on his creative life.[citation needed]

While still a student, Patrick Jonathan provided more than a dozen scores for films produced by students at the London International Film School under the guidance of Arnell, who headed the music department at that institution.[citation needed]

Having pursued careers in music publishing and teaching, Patrick Jonathan maintained a career as a composer of pop, jazz, jingle, theatre and children's music. He was nominated for a prestigious Boh/Cameronian Award for his 2004 score to the play 'Little Violet and the Angel', by Philip Osment.[1]

For the last few years, Patrick Jonathan's creative efforts have been focussed on producing serious works for the concert platform. His large-scale Symphony No 2, 'DEBS' was premiered to great acclaim by Warren Cohen and the Musica Nova Orchestra in Scottsdale, Arizona in January 2007.[citation needed]

In January 2013 Kevin Field (Musical Director of the MPYO, Associate Conductor of the MPO), Principal of Bentley Music Academy in Kuala Lumpur created a percussion ensemble at that institution that he named, KLANG!, after the percussion composition by Patrick Jonathan, a piece that was premiered by Ensamble Percanto in Medellin, Colombia in April 2012.[citation needed]

A setting of 'O Magnum Mysterium', from the set of Four Motets for Christmas for Unaccompanied Chorus was premiered at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, KL, by Cantus Musicus, conducted by Lisa Ho, as part of the 9 Lessons and Carols in December 2015, and the setting of 'Hodie Christus Natus Est', from the same set, was premiered at the Council of Churches of Malaysia in December 2017. ‘A Letter To The World: An Emily Dickinson Song Cycle’ received its premiere performance by Alison Beck (soprano) and Graeme Stevenson (piano) in May 2018 at the British High Commissioner’s Residence, Kuala Lumpur.[citation needed]


Symphony No. 3 (2017) 36 mins

Symphony No. 2 ‘DEBS’ (2005) 50 mins

Symphony No. 1 for Chamber Orchestra (1987) 20 mins

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2003) 40 mins

Concerto for Bassoon and Strings (2008-2010) 15 mins

Concertino - Quasi Variazione for Oboe, String Orchestra and Timps (2006) 15 mins

Caelestis Longitudine for Solo Viola and String Orchestra (2012) 8 mins

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1999/2006) 15 mins

Meditation for String Quartet and String Orchestra (2005) 7 mins

Meditasi for Chorus and Chamber Orchestra (2005/11) 7 mins

Fantasia Variazione on a theme by Graham Cohen (2007) 9 mins

Starlight Berceuse for Small Orchestra (2006) 3 mins

Fascinating Rohan for Small Orchestra (2006) 5 mins

3 Sketches for Chamber Orchestra (1987) 10 mins

The Voyage of Odysseus - a Masque (2005) 30 mins (for Orchestra and Chorus)

Gran-nan’s Ninety Wishes (2005) 10 mins (for Solo Cornet, Brass, Harp and Strings)

The First Christmas Morning for Chorus (SATB) and Chamber Orchestra (2017) 6 mins

4 Motets for Christmas for Chorus SATB (2015-2016) 16 mins

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Almanac: 12 Seasonal Sketches for Chorus SATB and Piano (2018) 22 mins

Poetic Souvenirs for unaccompanied chorus (SATB) (2014) 18 mins

O Magnum Mysterium for Double Chorus and Chamber Ensemble (Oboe, Fluegelhorn, Piano and String Quartet) (2014) 8 mins

5 Madrigals for unaccompanied chorus (SATB) (2013) 18 mins

Come Back To Me: An Elegy for chorus (SATB) and Piano (2017) 6 mins

A Fascicle of Songs: Four Poems of Robert Louis Stevenson for Unaccompanied Voice (2018) 10 mins

A Letter To The World: An Emily Dickinson Song Cycle for Soprano and Piano (2017) 26 mins

Swing Sweet William, Swing: A William Blake Song Cycle (2013) 13 mins

Sonata for Violin and Piano (2008) 29 mins

Little Suite for unaccompanied Violin (2008) 20 mins

Piano Sonata No 1 (2007) 12 mins

Piano Sonata No 2 (2010) 11 mins

Piano Sonata No 3 (2014) 16 mins

24 Preludes for Piano Solo (2009/2010) 40 mins

Sonatine for Solo Piano (2012) 9 mins

Cradle Song for Solo Piano (2014) 4 mins

Lullay for Solo Piano (2016) 5 mins

Lou's Canon for Solo Piano (2017) 3 mins

KLANG! for 4 Marimbas (or 2 Vibes and 2 Marimbas) and Multi-percussionist (2010) 10 mins

KLANG! version for 4 Marimbas, 2 Pianos and 2 Multi-percussionists (2010/12) 10 mins

Postcards from KL for Violin, Piano and Percussion (2009) 20 mins

Suite-Fantasy for Flute and Bassoon (2007) 20mins

String Quartet (2006) 20mins

Sonata for Clarinet in Bb and Piano (2018) 13 mins

Sonata for Tuba and Piano (2015) 15 mins

Sonata for Oboe and Piano (2005) 15mins

Sonata for Flute and Piano (1997) 12mins

Snapshots of an Island Paradise for Guitar Quartet (2015) 17 mins

Sonata for Solo Guitar (2013) 15 mins

Variations on an Original Theme for Solo Guitar (2012) 10 mins

Nexus for Bassoon and Piano (1986) 10mins

Four Duologues for Violin and Cello (1987) 10mins

Wind Quintet (1983) 13mins



  • 2004 - Nominated for Boh/Cameronian Award for his 2004 score to the play 'Little Violet and the Angel', by Philip Osment.

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