Reddy Performing Edition

Surendran Reddy (1962-2010) composed more than 100 works between 1978 and 2010. The list on The Works of Reddy page is in alphabetical order. The list on the Sales-Scores page (Surendran Reddy Performing Edition) is in order of composition.

In his early works from the 1970s-80s, Reddy explored Baroque, Romantic and Serial styles and experimented with electronics. His mature works from the 1990s onwards show his exploration of an idiom he called ‘clazz’, his own somewhat unique crossover between Western classical music and South African mgaqanga. A rhythmically complex not to say frenzied way of musical thinking drives his compositional style, which is largely tonal and often virtuosic in conception (he was a superb keyboardist), and his music sometimes demands a high level of improvisatory skill from the performer. 

During the 1970s and 80s Reddy worked by hand, leaving (typically) one single manuscript. From the 1990s onwards he worked on computer, leaving numerous versions of each work as he finalised it. This edition takes either the manuscript source or the final extant composer-sanctioned computer version of each score, and presents it as a newly typeset score (in the case of the manuscripts) or as a reformatted score (in the case  of the computer scores). Works are reformatted for legibility, and editorial interventions are minimal, serving only to make Reddy's intentions clear. His own programme notes are included where they exist, even if they date from a later time.

Works will be added online as and when they are formatted and edited.