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Agustín Fernández

List of Works / Lista de obras

as of February 2024 / febrero de 2024



NB Unless specified otherwise, all the performance material is available from the composer at

The dates and performance details shown are those of the first performance and, in some cases, those of other particularly significant performances.

NB A menos que se especifique de otro modo, todo el material de ejecución puede obtenerse directamente del compositor,

Las fechas y los datos de ejecución se refieren al estreno y, cuando eso ocurre, a otras ejecuciones especialmente significativas.


Instrumental (solo)

Cinco piezas de plata (1985) 12 min for piano 12 October 1991 Francis King, Harty Room, Belfast.

Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin 1993

Nana del insomne (The Insomniac’s Lullaby) (1992) 6 min for guitar Commissioned Arts Council of Northern Ireland. 25 February 1993 Nicola Hall, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, then Armagh and Belfast.

Tre Media, Karlsruhe

 ¡Oh guitarra! (2006) 8 min for guitar

11 November 2007 Christoph Jäggin, Theater am Gleis, Winterthur.

Tre Media, Karlsruhe

Northumbrian Anthem (2020) 6 min for organ

Estos carnavales (2021) 9 min for guitar. 5 April 2022 Tudor Gliga, Cluj Modern, Cluj-Napoca. Audiovisual  by Tudor Gliga.


Instrumental duo

Portrait (1989) for 2 pianos 3 min

2 February 1990 Phillip Feeney & John Sweeney, with choreography by Matthew Hart; De Valois Studio, Royal Opera House, London.

The Falcon’s Kiss 1994 soprano saxophone and piano 8 min 

7 November 1996 Gerard McChrystal & Kathryn Page, Welsh College of Music, Cardiff.

Munirando 1994 clarinet and piano 10 Min Commissioned Park Lane Group.

12 January 1995 Paperhaus Duo, Purcell Room.

23 May 1999 Trio Aperto, International New Music Week, Bucharest

November 2001 Nuove Forme Sonore, Goethe Institut Rome.

A to Z 2000 Ten-string guitar (doubling charango), flute (doubling piccolo, alto flute, bass flute) 20 min

29 October 2000 Stefan Östersjö & Terje Thiwång; Nutida Musikdagar, Malmö Rådhus, Malmö. Extended version (2002) performed by same at King’s Hall, Newcastle, 25 April 2002. Complete version 5 December 2006 at Nybrokajen, Stockholm.

Munirando II 1998 violin and piano 14 min. Darragh Morgan & Mary Dullea; Schott Recital Room, London, 6 February 2009.

Distant Episodes (2009) 12 min for 2 pianos

Souvenir de Teoponte 2011 double bass, Pf 12 min

December 2012 James Rapport & Eduard Lanner; Festsaal, Diplomatische Akademie, Vienna

Aqua Tinae 2014 for cello and lever harp. Audio with Luisa Tuck & Ruth Wall.

…and, best of all, Agustín Fernández’s singularly beautiful cello-and-harp duet

Aqua Tinae that paraphrases and develops elements of the actual Water of Tyne melody (

Souvenir de Teoponte 2017 12 min version for cello and piano

Kantu Kantukantu (2021) 6 min for double bass. 17 October 2021, James Rapport, Gesellschaft für Musiktheater, Vienna.

Más Kantu 2022 6 min bassoon and piano

A to Z (5 out of 9) 2023 14 min for double bass (concert tuning) and guitar. 23 April 2023, James Rapport & Gabriele Stupka, Gesellschaft für Musiktheater, Vienna.



Meditación No 1 1985  Fl. Ob. Cl. Sax Eb. Perc(3)  Pno Harpsichord 10 min 2 May 1985 Opus; Eleanor Rathbone Theatre, Liverpool.

Pájaro negro 1986  Fl 2Cl(I=BCl) Pno Sop Strings( Poem by AF 14 min

20 November 1986 City Lights; New Hall, City University, London.

Botanic Spider 1991, revised 2004 Pno Strings( 18 Min

12 October 1991 Sequenza and Ulster Youth Dance, with choreography by Royston Maldoom; Harty Room, Belfast.

Nuove Forme Sonore, Teatro Politecnico, Rome 1993.

Rev. version 26 May 2004 members of Northern Sinfonia, Newcastle.

Further 22 May 2006 at Hall Two, The Sage Gateshead, 9 July 2006 All Saints.

Rec Mr McFall’s Chamber (Newcastle New Music, 2010)

Peregrine 1996 Revised 2005 1(pic).1.1(bcl).1(cbn) Perc Harp Piano 12 min

November 1996 New Juilliard Ensemble cond Joel Sachs; Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York.

Music in a Summer Garden, New Juilliard Ensemble, Bryton Park, New York 2001.

2005 version perf by same ensemble 22 November 2005 at Alice Tully Hall.

Tritó SL, Barcelona

Trío 2003 Vn, vc, pno 14 min Commissioned Fundación Arnold Schwimmer, 19 September 2003 Trío Apolo, Teatro Achá, Cochabamba

String Quartet No 1, ‘Montes’ 2007 18 min

28 November 2007 Momenta Quartet; Rock Hall Auditorium, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

String Quartet No. 2, ‘Sin tiempo’ 2013 21 min

Commissioned by the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress

13 November 2013 Momenta Quartet; Williams College, Massachusetts, USA

Notes from Underground 2016 18 min

for baritone soloist, choir and large chamber ensemble

1(pic).1(cor anglais).1.1(Cbn) / Per (2 players) Pf / Baritone / Choir /

text by Sean O’Brien

Commissioned by Durham Book Festival 2015

15 October 2015 Benjamin Appl, Voices of Hope, Royal Northern Sinfonia conducted by Clark Rundell; Gala Theatre, Durham

After the Gathering 2016 6 min

Northumbrian pipes, accordion, lever harp, cello

7 May 2016 Kathryn Tickell and The Side; Alwinton Church, Alwinton Church Summer Concerts, Northumberland

Río Bravo 2016 11 min

for large chamber ensemble

1(pic).1.1.1(Cbn / / Per / Pf / Harp /

21 April 2016 New Juilliard Ensemble cond Joel Sachs; Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

James’s Fire 2016 3 min

For flute, harp, piano, violin, viola, cello

18 November 2016 Pixels Ensemble; Capstone Theatre, Liverpool

LoA 2018 10 min Headspace, Ob(cor), Sop Sax (Alto), Lever harp, Electric guitar, strings 22 September 2018 Royal Northern Sinfonia players and guests; Sage Gateshead

Pájaro negro 2020 14 min version for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, piano


Vocal, vocal-instrumental

Tres canciones sobre poemas de Rachel 1976  Mixed choir S.A.T.B 7 min Words in Spanish by Rachel (translated from Hebrew )

8 May 1984 Coral Nova cond Ramiro Soriano; Teatro Municipal, La Paz.

Rec Música Coral Contemporánea de Bolivia I  PROAUDIO SRL, PAR-007C Coral Nova – Ramiro Soriano Arce, La Paz 1991

Jubilate Choir – Mihaela Cesa-Goje, Cluj 2018

El Anillo 1976 (mezzosoprano, piano) 7 min

Words in Spanish by Federico García Lorca

September 1977 María Eugenia Muñoz de Soux and Adela Lea Plaza; Goethe Institut, La Paz.

Latin American Art Song, Tritó SL, Barcelona

Cantata de Navidad y Epifanía 1978  Childrens choir (S.S.A.A) Baritone Narrator 2Pnos 45 min

Words in Spanish by AF.

5 January 1978 Niños Cantores del Valle, E Gutiérrez, M Ayra, R Sanjinés, E Aliss, AF cond;  Casa de la Cultura, Cochabamba.

December 2002 Coro de la Filarmónica de Gran Canaria cond Marcela Garrón Velarde; Alfredo Kraus Auditorium and other venues in Gran Canaria.

El Afilador 1981 coro S.S.A.A. también en versión S.A.T.B.

Texto en castellano de Agustín Fernández 4 min

Numerous performances by choirs in Bolivia and Venezuela.

Rec Música Coral Contemporánea de Bolivia I  PROAUDIO SRL, PAR-007C Coral Nova – Ramiro Soriano Arce, La Paz 1991.

Botanic Journey 1991  (soprano and piano)

Words in English by Robyn Archer. 10min

4 February 1991 Garden Venture; ICA, London.

The Song of the Morrow 1992  S.T.Pno  12 min

Words in English by AF after RL Stevenson. Commissioned Belfast Music Society

20 March 1992 Mary King, Adrian Thompson, Iain Burnside; Elmwood Hall, Belfast.

Red Songs 1996 (soprano and piano) 8 min

Words in English by Catherine Lenaghan and Rowena Pollard.

August 2004 Alexandra Wayar, Carlos Rodríguez; Palacio de Comunicaciones, La Paz

Alquimia 2006 (soprano and piano) 12 min

Words in Spanish by AF. 21 June 2006 by Patricia Caicedo & Pau Casan; Orfeó Gracienc, Barcelona, as part of the Barcelona Festival of Song.

Alquimia 2023 Revised version, for tenor and piano 12 min

Collier’s Rant 2013 4 choirs 6.5 min

Commissioned by The Sage Gateshead. 22 June 2013 Women’s choir SSA, Community choir SAMen, 2 mixed choirs Various choirs cond. Alan Fearon; Great Hall, Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne

A Don Franklin 2018 5 min for mixed choir SATB.

Infierno Verde see under Folk arrangements

Destacamento 111 see under Folk arrangements


Orchestral, orchestral-choral

Misa de Corpus Christi 1977 Timp. Per(3) Hp children’s choir  mixed choir Baritone Strings 47 min

20 June 1978 Niños Cantores del Valle, Sociedad Coral Boliviana, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional cond AF; Teatro Municipal, La Paz.

12 September 1978 DEBP choir, Sociedad Coral Boliviana and Tucumán University Orchestra cond M Perusso (September Festival, Tucumán) Argentina.


Misa de Corpus Christi 2010 Reconstruction of above Timp Per(3) Pf children’s choir mixed choir Baritone Strings 35 min

3 performances in October 2013 youth ensembles at Instituto Laredo, Cochabamba, cond AF, also cond Augusto Guzmán

Danza de la loma 1986 Perc (2) Hp Pno 10 min

8 May 1988 Anemone, cond David Blake; Sir Jack Lyons Hall, York.

Rec BBC Symphony cond. Howard Williams for broadcast in Music in Our Time on 20 July 1989.

Also 30.4.1993 Ulster Orchestra cond Diego Masson, broadcast Radio Ulster(2) and Radio Telefis Eirean, Ireland.

Tritó SL, Barcelona

Fuego 1987  2(II=pic).1.CA.2(II=BassCl).2 Perc (2) Hp Strings 10 min

Commissioned Orchestra of Liverpool Cathedral.

23 May 1987 Liverpool Cathedral Orchestra cond J Wishart; Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool.

26 January 1996 Juilliard Symphony Orchestra cond David Loebl; Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (New York).

5 December 2003 Orchestra Sinfonica di Perugia cond Edgar Alandia.

May 2007 three performances by Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, cond. Arturo Posada.

Tritó SL, Barcelona

La yapa 1999 string orchestra 6 min Commissioned Soloists Ensemble.

9 October 1999 Soloists Ensemble cond Robert Turrell; Southwark Cathedral, Southwark Festival, London.

Approaching Melmoth 2000 baritone, SATB choir, 2(II=pic).2(II=CA).2(II=BC).2 Timp Strings 30 min Commissioned Northern Sinfonia.

Words in English by AF.

25 March 2000 Thomas Allen, Northern Sinfonia Chorus, Northern Sinfonia cond Nicholas Cleobury; Newcastle City Hall.

Una música escondida 2003 String orchestra, piano 15 min

26 May 2004 Northern Sinfonia cond Peter Wiegold; All Saints Church, Newcastle.

Filarmonika at, Fort Worth, Texas

Mystical Dances 2006 2(II=pic).2(II=CA).2(II=BC).2 – Timp Perc (1) Pf Strings 17 min Commissioned Northern Sinfonia.

19 November 2006 by Northern Sinfonia conducted by Thomas Zehetmair; Huddersfield Town Hall, Huddersfield Festival.

1 August 2007 Northern Sinfonia cond. Alexander Shelley; The Sage Gateshead.

Tritó SL, Barcelona

Collier’s Rant 2015 7 min for string orchestra. 19 April 2015 National Youth Orchestra of Scotland conducted by Chris George; The Maltings, Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Notes from Underground orchestral version 18 min

for baritone, mixed choir and orchestra (Pic.2Fl.2Ob.CA.2Cl.BCl.2Bn.Cbn / Timp Perc (2 players) Pf Strings

A Northumbrian Anthem 2021 version for orchestra Pic.2.2.Cor.2.BCl.2 / / Perc.Timp / Strings 6 min


Brass band, wind band

A Northumbrian Anthem 2020 6 min

Destacamento 111 arrangement for wind band. Audio


Music-theatre and opera

Crossroads Talk 1984 Cl(Bass Cl). ASax(BarSax) Pno(Synth) Perc(Narrator) Vn(Vla) 6 min

Words in English by AF

7 December 1984 Gemini; Eleanor Rathbone Theatre, Liverpool.

Teoponte 1988 S.MS.2T.Bar.B Tape 35 min

Words in English by AF. 23 May 1988 Innererklang Music Theatre; Bloomsbury Theatre (London International Opera Festival).

Botanic Journey 1991  MSop. Pno  10min

Words in English by Robyn Archer.

4 February 1991 Garden Venture; ICA, London.

A Queen Has her Portrait Painted 1991  Sop(2) Pno 5 min

Words in English by Edward Kemp

4 February 1991 Garden Venture; ICA, London.

The Wheel chamber opera, 1992-3 Sop.CounterT.T.Bar Perc Accordion Pno Guitar(Mandolin) Vla DBass  35 min.

Words in English by F Hayes-McCoy 30min Commissioned Garden Venture at the Royal Opera House.

29 June 1993 Garden Venture cond Chris Willis; Riverside Studios, London.

Books and Night chamber opera , 1995 Sop(4) Bar Chorus (SSAA) Tpt(2) Tbn Timp. 15 min

Words in English by AF, Felicity Hayes-McCoy and John Keats. Commissioned by Opera Trail.

26 August 1995 Garden Venture cond Michael Finnissy; Bury St Edmunds Library.

Prison Letters chamber opera, 2013 Sop, Bass, chamber choir, Cl Vn Va Vc 15 min

23 August 2013 Bonnie Shaw, Andrew Novell, Voices of Hope, Dov Goldberg, Jenny Chang, James Slater, Daniel Hammersley; Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne



See Teoponte under Music Theatre and Oper

Wounded Angel 1989 Charango Tape 9 min

14 October 1989 AF; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Featured in exhibition ‘Energieen’ at the Stedelijk Museum, April-July 1990.

Rec Mixed NMC D036

Also Playtime, dB Productions, dB87/-

Silent Towers 1990 Solo Tape 12 min Commissioned Sonic Arts Network for choreographer Gregory Nash.

9 November 1990; Purcell Room, South Bank, London. Broadcast 5 April 1991 Radio Ulster, also 25 April 1991 BBC Radio 3 and 28 November 1995 Swedish Broadcasting Corporation.

Rec Alma Latina, Lorelt Records LNT113


Folk arrangements and compositions in a folk style

Arreglos bolivianos (2014) for string orchestra. Ingludes Collita, Viva Cochabamba and Viva mi patria. Total 13 min Audiovisual (Collita, Viva mi patria), Audiovisual (Viva Cochabamba)

Pensando en ti (2014) 3.5 for trio (violin, cello and piano). Arrangement of taquirari by Nicolás Menacho.

Copacabana (2014) 1.5 min for violin and cello. Arrangement of huayño by Julio Martínez Arteaga.

Adiós a Riberalta (2019) for voice and trio (violin, cello and piano). Arrangement of polca by Pedro Shimose. Audio (computer demo)

Beethovenianas bolivianas No. 1 (2019) for violin, cello and piano. original taquirari. Audio

Morenada montecalva (2019) for violin, cello and piano. Fantasia on Bolivian traditional material and material by Mussorgsky. Audio

Taquiraris pandinos (2019) for voice and trio (violin, cello and piano). Arrangement of three taquiraris from Pando. Audio (computer demo)

Ve’ulai (2019) by Yehuda Sharet on a poem by Rachel. Arrangement for mixed choir and string quartet. Audio (live recording) 

Audio (computer demo).

Yungueñita (2019) for violin, cello and piano. Arrangement of taquirari by Víctor Hugo Serrano. Audio (computer demo)

Chacarera chaqueña (2021) for violin, cello and piano). Fantasia after Chaco sin fronteras by Dalmiro Cuéllar. Audio (computer demo)

Par par palomita (2021) for violin, cello and piano. Audio (computer demo)

La flor del alma (2021) for violin, cello and piano. Three kaluyos: Kaluyo del alma, Ay, amor, Acaso porque te he querido. 5 min computer demo)

Infierno verde (2021) cueca for children’s choir or female choir SSAA 4 min Audio (computer demo)3 min.

Destacamento 111 (2021) cueca for children’s choir or female choir SSAA  Audio (computer demo) 4 min.

El cóndor pasa (2021) para orquesta de cuerdas / / Timp / Quena.Charango / Cuerdas Audio (computer demo). Audiovisual by Orquesta Sinfónica del Instituto Laredo.

Destacamento 111 (2023) cueca for wind band. Audio (computer demo)

Par par palomita (2023) for viola and piano. Audio (computer demo)

Beethovenianas bolivianas No. 2 (2003) for violin, cello and piano. Audio (computer demo)

Beethovenianas bolivianas No. 2 (2003) for violin, cello and piano. Version for horn, violin and piano. Audio (computer demo)

Sin canto, taquirari de concierto (2023) for horn, violin and piano. Audio (computer demo)

Par par palomita (2024) for violin and piano. Audio (computer demo)


NB This List excludes most works written prior to October 1984, which have been withdrawn. Some of them may become available again, pending revision.