ANIMO performing



Programme Selections

We offer four core types of concert programmes but we do like to tailor programmes to our audience’s requirements:

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Music society and concert recitals

With a short commentary for each piece we take you on a journey through some of the more serious and challenging pieces in our repertoire such as: Sonata by Carl Vine and Yuko Uebayashi and Daniel Dorff’s 'Three Lakes'.

70’ – 90’ programme with an interval.

‘A taste of ANIMO' concerts

This is our shortest programme which is a short tour of the wide range of musical styles you can expect to hear us perform. A relaxed programme which can be tailored to your requirements. The perfect introduction to ANIMO's repertoire! 

45' programme without an interval.


Special events

If you wish to hire ANIMO to perform at an event that is special to you, please use our email address

It would really help us to have as much detail from you as possible so we can tailor our music to suit your needs.


Folk, Baroque and 21st century – the extremes

Celebrating extremes with some solo items for each instrument, always with some insightful commentary.

75’ programme with an interval.


Music around a specific focus

We tailor it to your requirements, for example: Jazz-influenced, British, American, World music, Newly composed music.
60’-90’ with an interval.



ANIMO’s core repertoire is contemporary, (declassified) rooted in 20th and 21st century music compositional traits.

We are fast creating a bank of beautiful music to challenge us and stir the soul with a wide range of influences (Folk and World music, Jazz, Latin, Abstract music and Soundscapes).

Evolving sound - new music commissions:

Sarah is keen to add the alto flute to our sound. We are particularly interested in playing new music written for alto flute and piano. Please contact us if you are interested in composing for ANIMO. We would love to hear from you! 

By no means an exhaustive list of our continually evolving repertoire, below is a list of works that we love performing.

Check out Instagram, Soundcloud, YouTube and our website for audio and video of some of those pieces.

'New music project' Commissions:

'Ex Arcadia' by Joseph Howard (2019), premiered at Gloucester Blackfriars October 2019

'Red Bird Suite' by Edmund Jolliffe, 2020

'Suite for Alto Flute and Piano' and 'Two pieces for Piccolo and Piano' by Helen Walker

'Requiem' by Tara Guram

'The journey of Alan Kurdi' by Lukas Piel - released 5th December 2020.


ANIMO selected REPERTOIRE list by composer

Andy Scott Fujiko (World and Jazz), Respectfully yours (Jazz), Salt of the Earth (Latin), And Everything is still (Jazz)

Adam Caird After all (Jazz)

Anne Boyd ​Bali moods, Cloudy Mountain (World) 

Geoff Eales The Last Kiss, Remembrance (Jazz)

Samuel Barber ​Canzone (20th century)

Yuko Uebayashi Sonata (21st century)

Sergei Prokofiev Sonata (20th century)

Richard Rodney Bennett  Seven Country Dances (Folk)

Astor Piazzolla Libertango, Oblivion (Tango)

​Gary Schocker Velvet for Alto flute and piano (Romantic, Jazz)

Eugene Bozza ​Cinq Chansons sur des thèmes Japonais (Folk)

Daniel Dorff Three lakes (contemporary Jazz)

William Lloyd Webber Gardens at Eastwell (Neo-romantic), Mulberry Cottage (quintessentially British)

Carl Vine Sonata (contemporary)

Bela Bartok Romanian Folk Dances (Folk)

​Maurice Ravel Habanera (Impressionist)

Bill Holcombe 3/4 Blues for Alto flute and piano (Jazz) 

Manos Hatzidakis Paper Moon (Hartino to feggaraki)

Paul Hart City life (Jazz)

Our Baroque repertoire is currently under review and will be published by the end of February 2020