Selected Works

Clarinet Concerto Op. 30 (2002)


Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Soloist: Andrew Marriner
Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner

World Premiere: 19 November 2009
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
Melbourne Recital Centre
ABC recording

I Allegro ma non troppo –
II Allegro –
III Adagio –
IV Vivace – Allegro vivace

Third Quartet Op. 39 (2005)


Hamer Quartet

Cameron Hill
Rebecca Chan
Stephanie Farrands
Michael Dahlenburg

World Premiere: Hamer Quartet Debut Recital
20 March 2007 Australian National Academy of Music
ABC recording

I i Allegro ii Largo – Allegro – Moderato iii Allegro
II Allegretto – Adagio
III Allegro moderato – Allegro molto
IV Largo, mesto – Allegro moderato

Voice Quintet Op. 4 (1984/5)


Australian Quartet (ASQ)

William Hennessy
The Composer
Keith Crellin
Janis Laurs

Hilary Weiland (mezzo)

Archive recording: March 1986

I Molto Adagio – Presto – Molto Adagio
II Divertimento: Quasi recit – Fuga (Allegro) – Fantasia – Coda
III Prayer: Allegro/Adagio

Piano Quartet Homage to Philip Kendall Op. 25 (1998)


Members of the Melba Quartet

William Hennessy (vn)
Katharine Brockman (va)
Janis Laurs (vc)

Marie-Noëlle Kendall (pf)

Archive recording: January 2001
Iwaki Auditorium Melbourne

Adagio, molto espressivo – Allegro moderato – Andante
Allegro vivace –
Adagio, coma prima –
Allegro, comodo – Allegro vivace – Presto – Andante molto –
Adagio, molto semplice e espressivo –
Adagio, molto espressivo

Piano Quintet Op. 8 (1988)


Australian Quartet

William Hennessy
Elinor Lea
Keith Crellin
Janis Laurs

Marie-Noëlle Kendall (pf)

Polygram recording ABC Classics 1992

I Moderato, Quasi Allegretto
II Molto Allegro
III Lento mistico
IV Allegretto In Arnhemland

Divertimento for strings Op. 15 (1992)


Orchestra Soirées Musicales Melbourne
Conductor: Marco Zuccarini

First Australian performance
Recorded live 15 October 2000

I Allegro assai
II Scherzo: Allegro assai – Allegretto grazioso – Allegro assai
III Adagio, molto espressivo – Allegro – Adagio

Motet H. Baptisme (II) Op. 16/1 (1992)

(3′ 30″)

Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
Director: Richard Marlow

George Herbert Celebration
Trinity College Chapel, January 1993
Recorded live

Alla breve

First Sonata Op. 26 (1999) In memory of Gracia Lezama


William Hennessy (vn)
Sean Hennessy-Bröse (pf)

ABC World Premiere Recording: 16 August 2005
Iwaki Auditorium

I Allegro amabile
II Adagio molto
III Presto

Second Sonata Op. 28 (1999) (vn/harpsichord)


The Composer (vn)
Marie-Noëlle Kendall (pf)

Archive recording: September 2000
Park Lane Chapel Norwich UK

Adagio molto, ad libitum –
Allegro molto – quasi Sarabande –
Allegro molto – quasi Sarabande –
Allegro molto – Coma Prima, ad libitum

Third Sonata Op. 29 (2001)


Erica Kennedy (vn)
Grace Kim (pf)

World Premiere: 19 December 2001
Melba Hall Melbourne
ABC live recording

I Allegro molto/Meno Allegro
II Elegy: Adagio
III Allegro, molto vivace