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Naremburn, NSW, 2065
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Concert Works

Jessica Wells is an Australian composer of great merit.

Her concert works range from solo harp through to full symphony orchestra, and she has written music for film and theatre productions.

Jessica's music has been commissioned and performed by many ensembles and soloists, including the Sydney Symphony Sinfonia, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Chronology Arts, Strelizia Trio, Marshall McGuire, the Sydney Conservatorium Cello Ensemble, KARAK Percussion, Divergence Jazz Orchestra, PLEXUS, Victorian Opera and the National Carillon.

Electro-Acoustic Music

Moon Fire for Carillon & Electronic Track

Commissioned by the National Capital Authority

Premiered at the Canberra International Music Festival on May 5th, 2016

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Nominated for an APRA ART MUSIC AWARD in 2017 - Instrumental Work of the Year

Scores in different keys available at the Australian Music Centre:

https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/workversion/wells-jessica-moon-fire/32356

 

Unrecyclable

Released on YouTube by NAXOS of America

Artists: Gene Pritsker - Guitar; Peter Jervis - Drums;
Daniel Palkowski - Keyboards; Dan Cooper - Bass
Ensemble: Pritsker/Jarvis Duo
Composer: Jessica Wells

Composers Concordance Records - http://composersconcordance.com


Orchestral Music

Zodiac Animalia (orchestra) 12 minutes

TASMANIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA to record in February 2019/ Recording will be available on Soundcloud as an educational resource.

- Premiered by Canberra’s National Capital Orchestra in April 2018, and performed by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in May 2018 as part of it’s education program.

 

Ainulindale (orchestra)

Commissioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra for the “New Voices” concert (with assistance from the Australia Council)

NOMINATED FOR “BEST ORCHESTRAL WORK OF THE YEAR” in the Classical Music Awards

Score available at the Australian Music Centre:

https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/workversion/wells-jessica-ainulinad-a/12915

 

Wu Hsing – the 5 Chinese elements (orchestra)

Written for the TSO Composers School, conducted by David Porcelijn, 1999

Score available at the Australian Music Centre:

https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/workversion/wells-jessica-wu-hsing/10842

 

The Eight Immortals (orchestra)

Performed by the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony, conducted by Wolfram Christ, 1998


Chamber Music

Intimate Waves (piano, violin, cello and video projection)

Commissioned by Chronology Arts, 2008

Also performed by Strelizia Piano Trio, 2012

Score available at the Australian Music Centre:

https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/workversion/wells-jessica-intimate-waves/16539

 

Unrecyclable (drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and tape)

Commissioned by Chronology Arts, 2008

 

“B” (SATB, flute, horn, cello, harp and tape)

Commissioned by Chronology Arts, 2008

 

Lucem Ferre (12 cellos)

Commissioned by Georg Pederson and the Sydney Conservatorium Cello Ensemble (with a grant from the Australia Council), 2001

Score available at the Australian Music Centre:

https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/workversion/wells-jessica-lucem-ferre/13857

 

Maelstrom (winds, brass, percussion)

Written for the Sydney Symphony Sinfonia, for their education concerts, 1998

Conducted by Richard Gill

Score available at the Australian Music Centre:

https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/workversion/wells-jessica-maelstr-a-m/10651

 

7 Pieces for Wind Quintet, 1996

Score available at the Australian Music Centre:

https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/workversion/wells-jessica-seven-pieces-for-wind-quintet/10183


Vocal Music

The Naming (Mezzo-Soprano, Bass-Baritone, Clarinet, Cello, Piano)

Commissioned by Chronology Arts, 2010

Score available at the Australian Music Centre:

https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/workversion/wells-jessica-naming/26737

 

Wife (song cycle for baritone, oboe, trumpet, violin, cello, percussion, piano) 1998

 

Bright Star (baritone or soprano and piano), on a poem by Keats, 1997

Score available at the Australian Music Centre:

https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/workversion/wells-jessica-bright-star/10182


Solo Works

Rhapsody for Solo Oud - for Joseph Tawadros

Commissioned by the BBC Proms. Performed at Cadogan Hall, London on July 30th, 2018 (5 minutes)

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Muntu Walunga (solo harp)

Commissioned by Marshall McGuire (with a grant from the Australia Council), 2000

Score available at the Australian Music Centre:

https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/workversion/wells-jessica-muntu-walunga/12913

 

U.F.O. (solo euphonium) 2000

Score available at the Australian Music Centre":

https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/workversion/wells-jessica-u-f-o/12914


Duets

Sati and Satya

Two movements for Violin and Piano (9 minutes)

Commissioned by Manly Selective Campus for HSC students (2016)

Scores available at the Australian Music Centre:

https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/work/wells-jessica-sati-and-satya

 

 

Three Blind Moose (two marimbas)

Commissioned by KARAK Percussion, 2005

Eel in Green (2 marimbas) 

 

Kookaburra Sits in the Antwerp Zoo (2 marimbas)

 

Squirrels in Hyde Park (2 marimbas)

Commissioned by KARAK Percussion, 2002

 

Reflections (vibraphone and guitar)

Written for Claire Edwardes (percussion) and Meredith Connie (guitar)

Score available at the Australian Music Centre:

https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/workversion/wells-jessica-reflections/10184


 Jazz

Accordion Crimes (big band), 2016

Soprano Saxophone and Accordion feature.

Performed by Loretta Palmeiro (sax) and Andrew Scott (Accordion) and Divergence Jazz Orchestra

Score available at the Australian Music Centre:

https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/workversion/wells-jessica-accordion-crimes/32362

 

Flamenco Dream (big band), 2002

Performed by Divergence Jazz Orchestra, 2014

 

 Latin in Manhattan  (two tenor saxes, piano, bass, drums, percussion and string quartet)

 

Jess’ Waltz (tenor sax, piano, bass, drums)

 

That Bossanova (tenor sax, trumpet, piano, bass, drums)


Please visit the Australian Music Centre website for loan, hire or purchase of scores.