Cathy Milliken


Compositions // Orchestra


  • 5 Step 2 (working title)

    String Quintet: Music for "Das Gläserne Meer" von Tauchgold. Commissioned by vkb Foundation, Munich. Premiere 7.11.2019

  • Orchestral Work (working title)

    for orchestra. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Premiere 27.9.2019 Adelaide Town Hall.

  • Stadtlied (City Song)

    for orchestra, choir, soloists, amateur musicians. A participatory work composed for Internationales Musikfest Hamburg and the Elbphilharmonie. Premiere 25.5.2019 at the Elbphilharmonie



    for soprano guitar and orchestra. 3333 4331 strings (12 10 8 7 6) 2 perc Timpani Premiere 10.8.18 as part of the International Guitar Festival 2018 in Adelaide. Resident Composer Adelaide Symphony Orchestra 2018-2020.


  • Lachrymae

    for chamber orchestra.


  • Earth Plays I-IV

    Earth Plays I (Þingvellir) Earth Plays II (Epidauros) Earth Plays III (Gohyaku Rakan) Earth Plays IV (Radio City Hall) For Mezzo Soprano and Orchestra. 3,3,3,3 / 4,3,3,1 / 4 Perc. / 14,12,10,8,6. Premiered by the Bavarian Radio Orchestra for Musica Viva on December 4th, 2015. Soloist: Fiona Campbell, conductor: Peter Rundel.

  • Innsbruck Stadtlied

    for Orchestra, choir and soloists. Premiere on 31.12.15 with Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra and soloists Verena Pötzl, Elias Hosseini, Wiltener boys Choir, Ravi Srinivasan. Based on Texts and Melodies by Innsbruck School children. Arrangement: Cathy Milliken


  • Earth Plays - Þingvellir

    An orchestral piece performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra on 10th April 2014 as part of a larger work to be performed by the Bavarian Radio orchestra in December 2015.


  • Pieces

    for mandolin orchestra Premiere: Mandolinen Konzertgesellschaft, conductor: Detlef Thewes Commission sponsored by the Arts Foundation of NRW


  • Novelle 1 and 11

    for chamber orchestra and speaker Based on texts by Charles Bukowski and Arthur Rimbaud Commission sponsored by the Arts Foundation of NRW for Kempen Festival and Concerto Köln

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