Below you will find a selected list of chamber music by women composers.
Most works have online score and audio samples. Those marked with * have full length audio or video available for free streaming on our website.
Woodwind (3-5 players)
Mixed instrumentation (3-8 players)
String Quartet * 10'
Helen Bowater: this desperate edge of now * 11'
Helen Fisher: String Quartet 15'
Salina Fisher: Torino * 9'
Leonie Holmes: Fragment II 7'
Celeste Oram: mirror #1 7'30''
Vivienne Sands: String Quartet: In Memoriam - Matyas Seiber
Tabea Squire: Jet-lag
Gillian Whitehead: Poroporoaki * 9'
Victoria Kelly: Sono
Maria Grenfell: A Feather of Blue
Gillian Whitehead: Piano Trio
Rachel Clement: Shifting States
Claire Cowan: Subtle Dances * 11'
Dorothy Ker: Onaia *
Helen Fisher: Woodwind Trio *
for flute, clarinet and bassoon 6’
Fritha Jameson: Heurism *
for three flutes 8’
Juliet Palmer: Rush
for clarinet and two bass clarinets 7’
Yvette Audain: bulletproof petals *
for saxophone quartet 6’
Gillian Whitehead: At night the garden was full of voices *
for 2 alto recorders and 2 bass recorders 4'
Dorothy Freed: Variations for Woodwind Quintet
for wind quintet
Leonie Holmes: Ritual
for wind quintet 8’
Andra Patterson: 78 Bars *
for wind quintet 3’30''
Claire Cowan: Bus Stop
for six percussionists 6’
Maria Grenfell: Blue Green Red Black
for four percussionists 14’
Juliet Palmer: Self
for three percussionists 10’
Kirsten Strom: Time is Money *
for three percussionists 5’30’’
Maria Grenfell: Dancing at the Camerata
for brass quintet 10’
Helen Fisher: Ko Wharepapa Te Maunga
for brass octet (220.127.116.11) 9’
Pieta Hextall: Five Short Pieces for Brass Quintet
for brass quintet 10’30’’
Leonie Homes: Chorale
for brass sextet (3.0.1.btbn.1) 5’
Gillian Bibby: Anacrocosmos *
for flute/alto flute, clarinet/bass clarinet and trumpet
Eve de Castro-Robinson: a pink-lit phase
for flute, viola and harp 10’
Maria Grenfell: Poems of a Bright Moon
for flute, clarinet and piano 11’
Dorothy Ker: Water Mountain
for violin, clarinet and cello 12’
Celeste Oram: XEROX ROCK *
for electric guitar, piano and marimba, with AV media 8’
Salina Fisher: Unfinished Portrait *
for flute, oboe, basson and piano 12’
Victoria Kelly: Toi Huarewa / Suspended Way *
for taonga puoro and piano trio 22’
Juliet Palmer: Deep Stew *
for electric violin, bass clarinet, hammond organ and drum kit 6’
Sarah Ballard: Meditation *
for alto flute, harp, violin, viola and cello, 4’
Rachel Clement: Scoria
for clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, cello and timpani 7’
Gillian Whitehead: Puhake ki te rangi
for taonga puoro and string quartet 16’
Alison Isadora: Cornish Pasty *
for piano, S sax, T sax, trombone, electric guitar and percussion 13’
Juliet Palmer: How it Happened
for bass clarinet, alto flute, percussion, narrator, piano, violin and cello 15’
Gillian Whitehead: Manutaki *
for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano 12’
Sarah Ballard: felsic mafic
for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello 6’30’’
Jenny McLeod: For Seven
for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, marimba and vibraphone, piano 23’
Rachel Clement: Knitting Dust *
for flute/piccolo, B flat/E flat clarinet, horn, cello, bass, percussion and harp 4’30’’
Yvette Audain: Saints and Angels
for 2fl, 2cl, 2tpt, drums, piano
Eve de Castro Robinson: A Resonance of Emerald
for tsax, tpt, tbn, hpschd, perc, vla, vc, db 15’
Celeste Oram: 8 x ∞ *
for fl, bcl, piano, 2perc, vln, vc, db and 8 channel audio