Joseph Vella

Maltese composer and conductor, Joseph Vella is generally considered to be Malta's leading contemporary composer. Internationally, he is by far the most widely played.   Read Biography

Works

OP 151
CREDO
Composition: SATB (soli), Choir and Orchestra  |  Words: Christopher Hyland  |  19 December 2016
Premiere: Kristina Bachrach, Madeline Apple Healet, Heather Johnson, Vale Rideout, Jarrett Ott, NY Choral Society and Orchestra  |  St Patrick's Cathedral NY  |  Conductor: David Hayes  |  09 November 2016
Duration: 11.00 min min
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OP 150
The True Face of God
Composition: 4 Horns, Organ, and Timpani  |  25 February 2016
Premiere: Larry Dibello, Shelagh Abte, Alexannder Chin, Melissa Danas, Richard Hagan, David Peel, Patrick Pridmore, Steven Sherts (Horns), Maya Gunji (Timpani), Jennifer Pascual (Organ)  |  St Patrick's Cathedral New York  |  Conductor: David Hayes  |  09 November 2016
Duration: 13.20 min min
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OP 149
Le Mid-Dit
Composition: Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Xylophone  |  03 December 2015
Premiere: Not Performed
Duration: 8.00 min
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OP 148
TRIO
Per 3 Corni di Basseto
Composition: 3 Corni di Basseto  |  30 August 2015
Premiere: Not Performed
Duration: 6.30 min min
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OP 147
FANTASIA SINFONICA
Per Banda
Composition: Wind and Brass Band  |  01 August 2015
Premiere: La Stella Band  |  Astra Opera Theatre  |  Conductor: Joseph Vella  |  21 November 2015
Duration: 11.30' min
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OP 146
ANTHEM
(SMOM)
Composition: Choir and Orchestra  |  Words: Liza Zeiger, Christopher Hyland  |  12 June 2015
Premiere: Laudate Pueri Choir, MPO  |  St George's Basilica Gozo  |  Conductor: Joseph Vella  |  13 July 2015
Duration: 04.30' min
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OP 145
Surrexit Dominus
Antiphon
Composition: SSATBB and Sax Soprano  |  Words: Liturgical  |  08 March 2015
Premiere: Siglo d'Oro/ Sam Corkin  |  St George's Basilica  |  Conductor: Patrick Allies  |  11 July 2015
Duration: 08.30 min min
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OP 144
Charlie on my Mind
Quintet
Composition: Trumpet and String Quartet  |  21 January 2015
Premiere: Not Performed
Duration: 07.30 min min
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OP 143
CONCERTO GROSSO
Composition: Harp, Harpsichord and Piano Soli and Orchestra  |  10 December 2014
Premiere: UD Symphony Orchestra  |  Puglisi Concert Hall, Delaware, USA  |  Conductor: James Andersen  |  06 May 2016
Duration: 22.00 min min
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OP 142
3 Bagatelles
(i) Colloquy (ii) Lachrymae (iii) Moto Perpetuo
Composition: Viola and Piano  |  26 September 2014
Premiere: Nadia Debono (viola), Sofia Narmania (Piano)  |  Robert Sammut Hall  |  07 October 2016
Duration: 10.20 min
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OP 141
In a Pensive Mood
Viola Solo
Composition: Viola Solo  |  18 August 2014
Premiere: Pierre Henri Xuereb  |  Palais des Beaux Arts Montpellier France  |  31 January 2015
Duration: 04.15 min min
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OP 140
A Serenade for Sonja
Composition: Violoncello and Piano  |  30 July 2014
Premiere: Simon Abdilla Joslin (cello) Michelangelo Carbonara (Piano)  |  Kempinski Hotel Gozo  |  10 April 2015
Duration: 5.00 min min
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OP 139
Variations sur un Air Folklorique Maltaise
Pour Mandoline Solo
Composition: Mandoline Solo  |  18 July 2014
Premiere: Vincent Beer Demander  |  Palais des Beax Arts Montpelier France  |  31 January 2015
Duration: 04.10 min min
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OP 138
DUST on the PATH
Song Cycle (text : Alistair Chalmers)
Composition: Soprano and Orchestra  |  Words: Alistair Chalmers  |  22 July 2014
Premiere: Myriam Cauchi/ MPO  |  St George's Basilica  |  Conductor: Joseph Vella  |  10 June 2015
Duration: 23.00 min
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OP 137
ODE to a Resurrected Violin
Solo Violin and Strings
Composition: Solo Violin and Strings  |  13 May 2014
Premiere: Pierre Louis Attard/MPO  |  St George's Basilica  |  Conductor: Joseph Vella  |  10 June 2015
Duration: 7.00 min min
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OP 136
Ramblings
for 5 Solo Instruments
Composition: Fl, Cl, Vl, Vc, Guitar  |  03 February 2014
Premiere: Concorso Mozart  |  Villa Thiene, Quinto Vicentino  |  04 April 2014
Duration: 12.30 min
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OP 135
O Wisdom
Antiphon for Advent
Composition: SSATBB and Saxophone Alto  |  17 January 2014
Premiere: Siglo d'Oro, London  |  St George's Basilica  |  Conductor: Sam Corkin  |  13 July 2014
Duration: 07.52 min
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OP 134
Fanfare and Anthem for Peace
Composition: Choir and Orchestra  |  Words: Lisa Zeiger  |  20 March 2012
Premiere: Laudate Pueri Choir, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra  |  St George's Basilica  |  Conductor: Joseph Vella  |  15 July 2013
Duration: 04.00 min
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OP 133
Missa Romani Pont. Benedeicti XVI
in Honour of HE the Bishop of Gozo, Mgr Mario Grech
Composition: SATB Soloists, SATB Choir and Orchestra  |  Words: Liturgical  |  11 October 2015
Premiere: Georgina Gauci (Soprano), Vanessa Cammenzuli (Alto), Charles Vincenti (Tenor), Albert Buttigieg (Bass) Festval Orchestra  |  Kercem Parish Church  |  Conductor: Joseph Vella  |  18 April 2015
Duration: 35.00 min
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OP 132
Concerto for Orchestra
Composition: Symphony Orchestra  |  31 January 2013
Premiere: Malta Philharmonic Orchestra  |  Manoel Theatre, Valletta  |  Conductor: Joseph Vella  |  26 April 2013
Duration: 22:30 min
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