Choral with orchestra
Ensemble with string orchestra
Vocal with chamber orchestra
Brass ensemble works
Year of composition: 2013
- Champagne Fanfare
Michael was commissioned by the town of Holstebro in Denmark to create a fanfare to accompany the the daily rising from the ground of their wonderful Giacometti statue. It descends every night for security reasons. This brought to mind the statue coming to life in Don Giovanni so the Champagne Fanfare is inspired by the opening phrase of the Champagne Aria from the opera.
Champagne Fanfare has been recorded for Holsteboro by Onyx Brass and Michael has also re-arranged it for the National Wind Youth Orchestra's summer tour to Switzerland.
Year of composition: 2021
Published by michaelberkeley.co.uk
- Out of the Depths
'Out of the Depths' is about the disturbing and stirring of a huge mythical creature. The work received its premiere in a live streamed concert by the Royal Academy of Music on 1 October 2021.