COMPOSITIONS

Rather than offering a burdensome list of works I thought I would select some pieces for your interest although you may wish to browse the sound clips or use the search facility to find specific instrumentation.

 

Among my orchestral pieces that have proven popular over the years is my Timpani Concerto, originally written for Alan Cumberland and the LPO, its not inconsiderable demands have been met by an increasingly younger set of players – here is a video of Scott Wilson (no relation) with the Docklands Sinfonia under Spencer Down.

 

By contrast a recently completed choral piece for the Waltham Singers, Songs of Home, reveals a commitment to community music making.

 

As I write I am struck by how much music is a direct result of human relationships, none more so than the piece dedicated to my own mother – Ave Virgo Sanctissima.

 

Continuing a theme here but with a different music is Just a Ballad for Joe for our son Joseph.

 

Membership of Saxology Saxophone Quartet for 26 years has brought many joys including writing music – here is Megan & Cei.

 

Teaching brings great personal fulfilment and the young folk from Junior Guildhall have quite often been the dedicatees of my creative work, here then is Canticle of Brother Sun for the choir of JGSM&D.

 

Writing for the young specifically has its own challenges yet can be great fun – Whistles after Dark with words by Mark Valencia seems to find willing performers and audiences.

 

Playing and writing Jazz has been a passion since being very young so what a delight to write for the young musicians of the Utrecht Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra my Young Person’s Guide to the Jazz Orchestra.

 

Among many solo pieces over the years Salome’s Dance for Solo Saxophone and Percussion is a popular work.

 

Words have always engaged me and the voice of Jane Gregory is heard here in my setting of a Shakespeare Sonnet Music to Hear

 

In the spirit of encouraging you to explore further I conclude my choices with Dylan Christopher performing my Encore for Solo Piano.

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