Howard Skempton

Catch has been performed in Aarau, Borås, London and Montréal…

Catch has several meanings, one of which is musical and reflected in the canonic writing of much of this single-movement work. The opening idea recurs twice, a major third higher on each appearance, and is followed each time by a pair of episodes the second of which is a fugato.

Howard Skempton [reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press] [iv-07]

Catch was written for the Smith Quartet and first performed at The Warehouse (London, UK), in October 2001. The commission was supported with funds from the PRS Foundation for New Music (PRSF) and the RVW Trust.


  • October 2001, Concert, The Warehouse, London (England, UK)


  • Composer(s): Howard Skempton
  • Year of composition: 2001
  • Duration: 12:49
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
  • Commission: Smith Quartet with support from the PRSF and the RVW Trust
On disc
14 Octo 2006
In person
Borås (Sweden)
11 Febr 2007
7:30 pm
In person
London (England, UK)
15 Marc 2007
8:00 pm
Série QB
In person
Montréal (Québec)
16 Sept 2012
11:00 am
In person
Aarau (Switzerland)