A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Jonathan Harvey

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May 3, 1939: Jonathan Dean Harvey is born in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, UK, the son of Gerald and Noel Harvey.
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January 18, 1973: Persephone Dream, a symphonic poem by Jonathan Harvey (33), is performed for the first time, in Royal Festival Hall, London.
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November 26, 1973: Inner Light I for seven players and tape by Jonathan Harvey (34) is performed for the first time, in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
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January 16, 1974: Angel-Eros for soprano and string quartet by Jonathan Harvey (34) is performed for the first time, in Wigmore Hall, London.
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February 8, 1975: The Dove Descending for chorus by Jonathan Harvey (35), to words of Eliot, is performed for the first time, in Winchester Cathedral.
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November 30, 1975: Sobre un Extasis de Alta Contemplacion for chorus by Jonathan Harvey (35), to words of St. John of the Cross, is performed for the first time, at Selwyn College, Cambridge.
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February 20, 1976: Cantata X (Spirit Music) for soprano and three clarinets by Jonathan Harvey (36) to words of Steiner is performed for the first time, in Sheffield.
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March 3, 1976: Inner Light 3 for orchestra and four-track tape by Jonathan Harvey (36) is performed for the first time, in Royal Festival Hall, London.
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October 30, 1976: I Love the Lord for chorus by Jonathan Harvey (37), to words of the Psalms, is performed for the first time, in Winchester Cathedral.
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July 8, 1977: Inner Light 2 for five vocal soloists, chamber ensemble, and tape by Jonathan Harvey (38) is performed for the first time, in Cheltenham Town Hall.
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July 11, 1977: Smiling Immortal, a ballet by Jonathan Harvey (38) for eleven instruments and tape, is performed for the first time, in the Round House, London.
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December 12, 1977: Correspondances for mezzo-soprano and piano by Jonathan Harvey (38) to words of Beaudelaire is performed for the first time, in Purcell Room, London.
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May 28, 1978: Dialogue and Song for cello and piano by Jonathan Harvey (39) is performed for the first time, in Bourges, France.
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July 29, 1978: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis for chorus and organ by Jonathan Harvey (39) is performed for the first time, in Winchester Cathedral. See 21 May 2002.
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March 6, 1979: String Quartet no.1 by Jonathan Harvey (39) is performed for the first time, at the University of Southampton.
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July 12, 1979: Hymn for chorus and orchestra by Jonathan Harvey (40), to words of the Bible, is performed for the first time, in Winchester Cathedral. It was composed for the 900th anniversary of the cathedral.
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October 27, 1979: Album for flute, oboe d’amore, clarinet, contrabassoon, and horn by Jonathan Harvey (40) is performed for the first time, Durham.
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November 29, 1979: O Jesu nomen dulce for chorus by Jonathan Harvey (40) is performed for the first time, in Winchester Cathedral.
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June 1, 1980: Concelebration for five players by Jonathan Harvey (41) is performed for the first time, in St. John’s Smith Square, London.
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November 30, 1980: Mortuos plango, vivos voco for electronic sounds by Jonathan Harvey (41) is performed for the first time, in Lille.
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March 21, 1981: Passion and Resurrection, a church opera by Jonathan Harvey (41), is performed for the first time, in Winchester Cathedral.
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August 28, 1981: Resurrection for chorus and organ by Jonathan Harvey (42) is performed for the first time, in Worcester Cathedral.
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September 18, 1981: Modernsky Music for oboe, horn, bassoon, and harpsichord by Jonathan Harvey (42) is performed for the first time, in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.
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September 19, 1981: Whom Ye Adore for orchestra by Jonathan Harvey (42) is performed for the first time, in the SNO Centre, Glasgow.
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October 22, 1981: Be(com)ing for clarinet and piano by Jonathan Harvey (42) is performed for the first time, in Purcell Room, London.
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June 22, 1982: Curve with Plateaux for cello by Jonathan Harvey (43) is performed for the first time, in Priory Church, Smithfield.
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December 3, 1982: Bhakti for 15 players and quadraphonic tape by Jonathan Harvey (43) is performed for the first time, at IRCAM in Paris.
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January 15, 1984: Easter Orisons for chamber orchestra by Jonathan Harvey (44) is performed for the first time, in Newcastle.
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April 20, 1984: Nataraja for flute and piano by Jonathan Harvey (44) is performed for the first time, in Priory Church, Lewes.
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May 8, 1984: Flight Elegy for violin and piano by Jonathan Harvey (45) is performed for the first time, in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Brighton.
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July 26, 1984: Come Holy Ghost for chorus by Jonathan Harvey (45), to words of Cosin after Veni Creator Spiritus, is performed for the first time, in Winchester Cathedral.
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August 11, 1984: Nachtlied for soprano, piano, and tape by Jonathan Harvey (45), to words of Goethe and Steiner, is performed for the first time, in Harrogate, Yorkshire.
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September 1, 1984: Gong-Ring for chamber ensemble and electronics by Jonathan Harvey (45) is performed for the first time, in Edinburgh.
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January 10, 1985: Ricercare una melodia for trumpet and electronics by Jonathan Harvey (45) is performed for the first time, in Purcell Room, London.
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February 16, 1985: The Path of Devotion for chorus and orchestra by Jonathan Harvey (45), to words of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, is performed for the first time, in St. John’s Smith Square, London.
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March 22, 1985: Song Offerings for soprano and eight players by Jonathan Harvey (45) to words of Rabindranath Tagore is performed for the first time, in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
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November 22, 1985: Lullaby for the Unsleeping for voice and piano by Jonathan Harvey (46), to words of Taylor, is performed for the first time, in Wigmore Hall, London.
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April 15, 1986: Forms of Emptiness for chorus by Jonathan Harvey (46), to words of cummings and the Heart Sutra, is performed for the first time, in St. John’s Smith Square, London.
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June 5, 1986: God is our refuge for chorus and organ by Jonathan Harvey (47), to words of the Psalms, is performed for the first time, in Chichester Cathedral.
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August 27, 1986: Madonna of Winter and Spring for orchestra and electronics by Jonathan Harvey (47) is performed for the first time, in Royal Albert Hall, London.
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February 18, 1987: Lightness and Weight for tuba and orchestra by Jonathan Harvey (47) is performed for the first time, in Poole, Dorsetshire.
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June 10, 1987: Tendril for ten musicians by Jonathan Harvey (48) is performed for the first time, in Wigmore Hall, London.
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July 23, 1987: Lauds for chorus and cello by Jonathan Harvey (48), to words of Taylor, is performed for the first time, in Winchester.
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September 23, 1988: Timepieces for orchestra and two conductors by Jonathan Harvey (49) is performed for the first time, in Saarbrücken.
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February 2, 1989: From Silence for soprano, six players, and tape by Jonathan Harvey (49), to his own words, is performed for the first time, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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March 7, 1989: Valley of Aosta for 13 players by Jonathan Harvey (49) is performed for the first time, over the airwaves of Radio-France, originating in Paris.
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March 17, 1989: String Quartet no.2 by Jonathan Harvey (49) is performed for the first time, in Brussels.
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November 22, 1989: Thou Mastering Me God for chorus and organ by Jonathan Harvey (50), to words of Gerard Manley Hopkins, is performed for the first time, in St. Sepulchre without Newgate.
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May 30, 1990: Praise Ye the Lord for chorus and organ by Jonathan Harvey (51), to words of the Psalms, is performed for the first time, in Eton College Chapel.
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July 11, 1990: Ritual Melodies for tape by Jonathan Harvey (51) is performed for the first time, in Saintes, Charente-Maritime, France.
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December 7, 1990: Concerto for cello and orchestra by Jonathan Harvey (51) is performed for the first time, in Royal Festival Hall, London.
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February 18, 1991: Three Sketches for cello by Jonathan Harvey (51) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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August 4, 1991: Serenade in homage to Mozart for ten winds by Jonathan Harvey (52) is performed for the first time, in Glyndebourne, directed by the composer.
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September 24, 1991: Fantasia for organ by Jonathan Harvey (52) is performed for the first time, in Strasbourg.
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September 17, 1992: Lotuses for flute, violin, viola, and cello by Jonathan Harvey (53) is performed for the first time, in Purcell Room, London.
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January 25, 1993: Scena for violin and nine players by Jonathan Harvey (53) is performed for the first time, in De Doelen, Rotterdam.
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March 17, 1993: You for soprano, clarinet, viola, cello, and double bass by Jonathan Harvey (53) is performed for the first time, in Warwick Art Center.
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May 22, 1993: Chant for viola by Jonathan Harvey (54) is performed for the first time, in Brighton.
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June 5, 1993: Inquest of Love, an opera by Jonathan Harvey (54) to words of Rudkin and the composer, is performed for the first time, in the Coliseum, London.
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March 24, 1994: Chant for cello by Jonathan Harvey (54) is performed for the first time, in Brussels.
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March 28, 1994: The Riot for flute, bass clarinet, and piano by Jonathan Harvey (54) is performed for the first time, in St. George’s Brandon Hill, Bristol.
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June 14, 1994: One Evening… for two vocal soloists, eight players, and electronics by Jonathan Harvey (55), to words of Han Shan and Rabindranath Tagore, is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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June 27, 1994: Advaya for cello and electronics by Jonathan Harvey (55) is performed for the first time, at IRCAM in Paris.
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November 2, 1994: Tombeau de Messiaen for piano and tape by Jonathan Harvey (55) is performed for the first time, in West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.
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December 24, 1994: The Angels for chorus by Jonathan Harvey (55) is performed for the first time, in King’s College Chapel, Cambridge during the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.
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March 3, 1995: Soleil noir/Chitra for nine players and electronics by Jonathan Harvey (55) is performed for the first time, in Théâtre Luna, Brussels.
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June 4, 1995: Fanfare for Utopia for two horns, trumpet, and strings by Jonathan Harvey (56) is performed for the first time, in The Forum, Bath.
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July 2, 1995: Dum transisset sabbatum for chorus by Jonathan Harvey (56), to words of St. Mark, is performed for the first time, in St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.
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July 9, 1995: Missa Brevis for chorus by Jonathan Harvey (56) is performed for the first time, in Westminster Abbey.
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January 23, 1996: String Quartet no.3 by Jonathan Harvey (56) is performed for the first time, in Pebble Mill, Birmingham.
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February 8, 1996: Hidden Voice 1 for 13 players by Jonathan Harvey (56) is performed for the first time, in St. John’s Smith Square, London.
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June 22, 1996: ff for piano by Jonathan Harvey (57) is performed for the first time, at the Royal College of Music, London.
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July 23, 1996: How could the soul not take flight for chorus by Jonathan Harvey (57), to words of Rumi (tr.Harvey), is performed for the first time, in Suva, Fiji.
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July 26, 1997: Concerto for Percussion by Jonathan Harvey (58) is performed for the first time, in Royal Albert Hall, London.
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September 27, 1997: Ashes Dance Back for chorus and electronics by Jonathan Harvey (58) is performed for the first time, in Strasbourg.
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November 9, 1997: Sufi Dance for guitar by Jonathan Harvey (58) is performed for the first time, at Nottingham University.
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January 22, 1998: Wheel of Emptiness for 16 instruments by Jonathan Harvey (58) is performed for the first time, in Théâtre Luna, Brussels.
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March 14, 1998: Little Concerto for Strings by Jonathan Harvey (58) is performed for the first time, at Imperial College, London.
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April 10, 1998: Death of Light, Light of Death for oboe, harp, violin, viola, and cello by Jonathan Harvey (58) is performed for the first time, in Musée d’Unterlinden, Colmar, France.
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June 13, 1998: Calling Across Time for chamber orchestra by Jonathan Harvey (59) is performed for the first time, in the British Library, London.
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May 15, 1999: Hidden Voice 2 for twelve players by Jonathan Harvey (60) is performed for the first time, at Imperial College, London.
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May 18, 1999: Haiku for piano by Jonathan Harvey (60) is performed for the first time, in Wigmore Hall, London.
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June 10, 1999: Tranquil Abiding for chamber orchestra by Jonathan Harvey (60), is performed for the first time, in Lincoln Center, New York.
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June 17, 1999: Marahi for chorus by Jonathan Harvey (60) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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March 26, 2000: Several works are performed for the first time, in South Bank Center, London, in honor of the 75th birthday of Pierre Boulez: Retrouvailles for piano by Elliott Carter (91), Hommage à Pierre Boulez for piano by György Kurtág (74), Ostinato with Melody for piano by Harrison Birtwistle (65), Vers for piano by Jonathan Harvey (60), Piano Jubilees for piano by Magnus Lindberg (41), and Piano Etude no.6 by Unsuk Chin (38).
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April 13, 2000: White as Jasmine for soprano and orchestra by Jonathan Harvey (60) is performed for the first time, in the Vienna Konzerthaus.
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May 26, 2000: Ricercare una melodia for oboe and electronics by Jonathan Harvey (61) is performed for the first time, in Tongeren, Belgium.
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May 26, 2000: Ricercare una melodia for flute and electronics by Jonathan Harvey (61) is performed for the first time, in St. John’s Smith Square, London
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August 2, 2000: Mothers Shall Not Cry for two vocal soloists, women’s chorus, orchestra, and electronics by Jonathan Harvey (61) is performed for the first time, in Royal Albert Hall, London.
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June 2, 2001: sweet/winterhart for chorus and violin by Jonathan Harvey (62) is performed for the first time, in Bath.
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June 20, 2001: Mythic Figures for electronics by Jonathan Harvey (62) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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July 11, 2001: Bird Concerto with Pianosong for piano, chamber orchestra, and electronics by Jonathan Harvey (62) is performed for the first time, in Cheltenham.
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July 14, 2001: Pastorale for cello and harp by Jonathan Harvey (62) is performed for the first time, in Hoxton, London.
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April 12, 2002: The Summer Cloud’s Awakening for chorus, flute, cello, and electronics by Jonathan Harvey (62) is performed for the first time, in the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford.
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May 21, 2002: Magnificat & nunc dimittis for chorus and chamber ensemble by Jonathan Harvey (63) is performed for the first time, in Paris. See 29 July 1978
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June 20, 2002: Songs of Li Po for mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra by Jonathan Harvey (63) is performed for the first time, in Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh.
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September 21, 2002: Chu for soprano, clarinet, and cello by Jonathan Harvey (63) is performed for the first time, in Strasbourg.
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March 11, 2003: String Quartet no.4 by Jonathan Harvey (63) is performed for the first time, in Brussels.
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March 13, 2003: Dance Patterns for two xylophones, two vibraphones, and two pianos by Steve Reich (66) is performed for the first time, in the Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels. Also premiered is Moving Trees for 18 players by Jonathan Harvey (63) and Counter Phrases, a ballet by Magnus Lindberg (44), to a choreography by Keersmaeker.
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June 2, 2003: Remember O Lord for chorus by Jonathan Harvey (64) is performed for the first time, in Westminster Abbey.
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June 5, 2003: Ricercare una melodia for viola and electronics by Jonathan Harvey (64) is performed for the first time, in Brussels.
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October 21, 2003: Ricercare una melodia for clarinet or saxophone and electronics by Jonathan Harvey (64) is performed for the first time, at City University, London
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November 7, 2003: Jubilus for viola and eight players by Jonathan Harvey (64) is performed for the first time, over the airwaves of Radio France, originating in Olivier Messiaen Salle, Paris.
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February 27, 2004: Clarinet Trio by Jonathan Harvey (64) is performed for the first time, at Michigan State University.
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March 9, 2004: The Royal Banners Forward Go for chorus by Jonathan Harvey (64), to words of Venantius Fortunatus (tr.Neale) is performed for the first time, at St. John’s College, Cambridge.
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March 17, 2004: Two Interludes and a scene for an Opera for chamber ensemble and electronics by Jonathan Harvey (64) is performed for the first time, in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
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June 6, 2004: Ricercare una melodia for trombone and electronics by Jonathan Harvey (65) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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June 24, 2004: Buddhist Song no.2 for mezzo-soprano and piano by Jonathan Harvey (65) is performed for the first time, in London.
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November 23, 2004: Climbing Frame for 12-15 instruments by Jonathan Harvey (65) is performed for the first time, in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
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February 3, 2005: Moving Speeds for seven wind instruments and seven stringed instruments by Jonathan Harvey (65) is performed for the first time, in Rennes.
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April 23, 2005: String Trio by Jonathan Harvey (65) is performed for the first time, in Witten.
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July 12, 2005: Pre-echo for Jean-Guihen for cello by Jonathan Harvey (66) is performed for the first time, in Litchfield Cathedral. It is composed to precede the Cello Suite in d minor by Johann Sebastian Bach (†264).
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October 20, 2005: Run Before Lightning for flute and piano by Jonathan Harvey (66) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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January 19, 2006: …towards a pure land for orchestra by Jonathan Harvey (66) is performed for the first time, in The City Hall at The Gait, Glasgow.
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March 9, 2006: At a Cloud Gathering for percussion and electronics by Jonathan Harvey (66) is performed for the first time, in Le Toboggan, Centre Culturel de Décines, Lyon.
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July 6, 2006: Other Presences for trumpet and electronics by Jonathan Harvey (67) is performed for the first time, in Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham.
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March 15, 2007: Body Mandala for orchestra by Jonathan Harvey (67) is performed for the first time, in City Halls, Glasgow.
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April 15, 2007: Sprechgesang for oboe and chamber ensemble by Jonathan Harvey (67) is performed for the first time, at the WDR Funkhaus am Wallrafplatz, Cologne.
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April 28, 2007: Wagner Dream, an opera by Jonathan Harvey (67), to words of Carrière is performed for the first time, in the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg.
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March 29, 2008: Messages for chorus and orchestra by Jonathan Harvey (68) is performed for the first time, in the Philharmonie, Berlin.
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August 19, 2008: Speakings for orchestra and electronics by Jonathan Harvey (69) is performed for the first time, in Royal Albert Hall, London.
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October 26, 2008: Cello Octet by Jonathan Harvey (69) is performed for the first time, in Vilnius.
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April 1, 2009: Ah! Sun-flower for soprano and piano by Jonathan Harvey (69), to words of Blake, is performed for the first time, in London.
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April 22, 2009: Two works are performed for the first time, in Salle Claude-Champagne at the University of Montreal: En moyenne et extrême raison for chamber ensemble and electronics by Tristan Murail (62), and Sringara Chaconne for 15 players by Jonathan Harvey (69).
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July 16, 2009: Es Blühn Drei Rosen for four male voices by Jonathan Harvey (70), to traditional German words, is performed for the first time, in Ossiach, Austria.
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March 28, 2010: Song of June for chorus by Jonathan Harvey (70) to words of Owen is performed for the first time, in St. John’s, Smith Square, London, 50 years after it was composed.
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August 30, 2010: 80 Breaths for Tokyo for orchestra by Jonathan Harvey (71) is performed for the first time, in Suntory Hall, Tokyo.
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March 4, 2011: Vajra for ten players by Jonathan Harvey (71) is performed for the first time, at the University of Toronto.
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October 13, 2011: Weltethos for speaker, chorus, children’s chorus, and orchestra by Jonathan Harvey (72), to words of Küng, is performed for the first time, in the Philharmonie, Berlin.
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November 26, 2011: The Annunciation for chorus by Jonathan Harvey (72), to words of Muir, is performed for the first time, at St. John’s College, Cambridge.
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September 9, 2012: Cirrus Light for clarinet by Jonathan Harvey (73) is performed for the first time, in Munich.
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December 4, 2012: Jonathan Dean Harvey dies of motor neurone disease in a hospice in Lewes, East Sussex, UK, aged 73 years, seven months, and one day.
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March 13, 2013: Plainsongs for Peace and Light for 16 voices by Jonathan Harvey (†0) to sacred Christian texts is performed for the first time, in Old St. Gertrude, Riga, Latvia.