Songs and Lullabies

Research output: Performances, compositions and other non-textual formsCD/DVD/other digital output


  • James MacMillan (Composer)
  • William Sweeney (Composer)
  • Eddie McGuire (Composer)
  • Roland Roberts (Composer)
  • Sally Beamish (Composer)
  • Duncan Strachan (Composer)
  • Jane Stanley (Composer)
  • David Wilde (Composer)
  • Tom Irvine (Composer)
  • Mark Anthony Turnage (Composer)
  • Eleanor Alberga (Composer)
  • Gabriel Jackson (Composer)
  • Jacqueline Shave (Composer)
  • Piers Hellawell (Composer)
  • Brian Irvine (Composer)


Alberga: Ride Through
Beamish: Miranda Dreaming
Boyle, R: Baloue
Butler, T: Lament
Hellawell: A Frieze and a Litany
Irvine, B: Elegy (for Peter)
Irvine, R: Imagined Child
Irvine, T: Safety
Jackson, Gabriel: Untitled (for Robert Irvine)
MacMillan: Knock Knock
McGuire, E: Elegiac Lullaby
Roberts, R: Elegy for the Children of War
Shave: Tili tili Bom
Simone, J: Misremembrance
Stanley, Jane: Winter Song
Strachan: Zarabanda
Sweeney, W: Caolas
Turnage: Amelie’s Tango
Wilde, D: Invocation and Waltz

Inspired by the plight of disadvantaged and mistreated children around the world, Delphian artist Robert Irvine has commissioned 18 new pieces for solo cello. As a musician who works at the heart of the English and Scottish scenes, he is able to draw on an impressive roster of friends and colleagues that includes some of the UKs leading composers. Each of them has contributed a short solo piece, drawing out the cellos most lyrical aspects, while Irvines own startling alertness to the finest expressive nuance further enhances this unique recording project.


Original languageEnglish
Media of outputCD
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 30 Sept 2016