Works – Solo

Four Preludes

Piano
8 mins. (pub. Music Shop Europe)

First Performance: Jonathan Higgins, Burgh House, London 1986

Prelude, Interlude and Postlude

Piano
10 mins. (pub. Music Shop Europe)

First Performance: Philip Mead, St. John’s Smith Square , London
3rd June 1995

Winner of the 1995 Purcell composition prize

CD Recording: Prima Facie PFCD008 Gintaute Gataveckaite

Klezmer

Violin
9 mins. (pub. Music Shop Europe)

First Performance: Lucy Gould, Purcell Room, London
27th May 1993

CD Recording: Prima Facie PFCD008 Midori Sugiyama

“The highlight of the concert was undoubtedly the premiere of an unaccompanied piece by Adam Gorb, Klezmer, which proved entrancing. In the violin’s biting rhythms and poignant, yearning melodies, Gorb captures the nuances and joie de vivre of the Jewish music to which the title refers, moving beyond The usual musical stereotypes to produce a work of profound emotional intensity.”
The Strad October 1993

“…a knockout fron start to finish.”
Tim Ashley, The Guardian January 2003

“…dark, melodic and impassioned…”
www.classicalsource.com, January 2007

Piano Sonata

Commissioned by Michael Kearns
23 mins. (Music available from the composer.)

First Performance: Donald Elman, London College of Music and Media
5th March 1998

Piping Down the Valleys Wild

Recorder
Commissioned by John Turner
5 mins. (pub. Forsyth)

First Performance: John Turner, Luton Music Club
16th February 1998

“Of the remaining pieces I particularly enjoyed the musical challenges of Piping Down the Valleys Wild by Adam Gorb. The rhythms he employs, combined with the high technical demands, create music of considerable, though achievable, complexity.”
Adam J Dopadilik, The Recorder Magazine

Schubertiad for Mark

Piano
2 mins. 30 secs. (Music available from the composer)

First Performance: Peter Lawson, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
23rd October 2006

Trunk

Trombone

5 mins. (pub. Studio)
Tenor and Bass Trombone

Commissioned by Jonathan Warburton
Played extensively by him since 2009

Absinthe

Piano
11 mins. (pub. Edition Peters)

First Performance: Royal Northern College of Music Manchester – Graham Scott
February 17 2010

CD Recording: Prima Facie PFCD008 Graham Scott

“Adam Gorb’s explosive and hallucinatory Absinthe.”
Richard Morrison, The Times
January 2011

Agen

Clarinet
3 mins. (pub. Awayday)

Written for Paul Vowles

CD Recording: Prima Facie PFCD008 Paul Vowles

Velocity

Piano
6 mins. (pub. Edition Peters)

First Performance: Clare Hammond, All Saints Church, East Sheen, London SW4
10th May 2014

The work started as an interrupted toccata, with Hammond contributing some brilliant, crisp playing. As the work continued, and the pulse got even faster, the toccata ceased to be interrupted, and Hammond brought out quite a hard edge to the music, and she certainly dazzled with the sheer virtuosity of her playing.
Robert Hugill – Planet Hugill May 2014

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