orchestral and large ensemble

CANZONI D’AMORE DA LONTANO – CAVATINA FOR SMALL ORCHESTRA (2020)

Chamber Orchestra: 1(=Picc).1(=CA).1.1(=CBsn) / 2.2(I=PiccTpt).2.1 / Timp.Perc(2): Crot(F#6,A6)/Glock/Vib/Susp.Cym/BD/Tam / Hp / Str(6-8.6-8.4-6.4-6.2-4)

Shortlisted for Composition: Wales 2021 

First performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales, cond. Ryan Bancroft, Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, May 2021.

Duration ca. 8’

READ: Canzoni d’Amore da Lontano – programme note

READ: Canzoni d’Amore da Lontano – score excerpt

 

FRIPPERIES AND FRAZZLES (2020)

Solo Oboe & Chamber Orchestra*: 1.Picc.1.1.1 / 1.1.1.1 / Perc(2): Glock/TubB(E4,Ab4,D5)/Vib/Xylo/Cyms/2SuspCym(H,L)/BD/2Cow(M,L)/MT/Tam/Tamb/4Tom/Tri/Wp/2WB(H,M) / Hp / Str(8-10.8-10.6-8.4-6.2-4)

Duration ca. 13’

*also available for Oboe & Piano: First-prize winner of the 4th International Music Composition Contest, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos

LISTEN

 

ARIAS FOR ANYONES (2019)

Flexible Instrumental Ensemble Composed for CoMA Sussex.

Duration variable

 

PZAZZ! – A FANFARE FOR ORCHESTRA (2017)

Symphony Orchestra: 3(III=Picc).2.3(I.II=ASax,III=TSax).BarSax.2 / 4.4.3.1 / Timp.Perc(3):TubB/Xylo/Cyms/SuspCym/SD/BD/Cow/Tam/Tamb/Tri/Wp / BGuit / Str

Composed for and first performed by Lancing College Symphony Orchestra, cond. Ian Morgan-Williams, Lancing College, West Sussex, May 2017.

Duration ca. 4’

READ: Pzazz! – programme note

READ: Pzazz! – score excerpt

LISTEN

 

PRELUDE AND TUNE DECONSTRUCTION (2016)

Symphonic Brass Ensemble: 4.4.3.1 / Timp.Perc(2)(opt):TubB(Ab4)/Cyms/SD/BD/Tamb OR DKit(1)

Duration ca. 7’30”

 

THREE YORKSHIRE MARCHES (2016)

AN IDLE MARCH   A SALTAIRE MARCH   A NETHER TIMBLE MARCH

Brass Band

Durations: An Idle March ca. 8’30”

A Saltaire March ca. 9’

A Nether Timble March ca. 8’

LISTEN to An Idle March
LISTEN to A Saltaire March
LISTEN to A Nether Timble March
 

SOME EASY MUSIC (2015)

String Orchestra

Composed for and first performed by The Musicians of All Saints, cond. Andrew Sherwood, All Saints Centre, Lewes, East Sussex, 2016.

Duration ca. 12’

READ: Some Easy Music – programme note

 

BOUNCE – NO BOUNCE (2014)

Solo Piano & Symphonic Wind Band: 2.Picc(=7 bags of noise-making objects that cannot bounce).2.3(I=basketball shared with EbCl).EbCl(=basketball).ACl(opt).BCl.2 / 2.1.1 / 4.4(III=EbTpt).3.Euph.1 / Timp.Perc(3):Glock/TubB/Vib/Xylo/SD/BD/Clv/Guiro/Tamb/Tam/Whistle/WB / DB(amp)

Composed for and first performed by Jack Redman, piano & Lancing College Concert Band, cond. Steve Dummer, Lancing College, West Sussex, March 2015.

Duration ca. 6’30”

 

AIRS AND DANCING (2013)

Symphony Orchestra: 2.2.2.2. / 4(III,IVopt).3(IIIopt).3.1(opt). / Timp.Perc(3):Glock/TubB(G4)/5TBl/Cyms/SuspCym/SD/BD/Tri / Str

Composed for and first performed by Lancing College Symphony Orchestra, cond. Ian Morgan-Williams, Lancing College, West Sussex, March 2013.

Duration ca. 9’30”

 

DYLAN’S MAGGOT (2013)

Symphony Orchestra: 3(I=Picc,II=AFl).2.2.BCl2 / 4.3(with mics, 8ve peds, fuzz boxes).3.1 / 2Timp.Perc(1): TubB(D5)/SD/BD/Tam/Tamb/Tri/WB / AcGuit(amp) / Str 

Composed for and first performed by Lancing College Symphony Orchestra, cond. Ian Morgan-Williams, Lancing College, West Sussex, March 2014.

Duration ca. 7’30”

 

. . . WITH VIEWS OF A HIGHER PLACE . . . (2012)

Very slowly  Fairly quick, but steady

Solo Oboe and String Orchestra*

Composed for and first performed by Alun Darbyshire, oboe & Alfriston Festival Orchestra, cond. Ian Morgan-Williams, Alfriston Summer Festival, Church of St Andrew, Alfriston, East Sussex, August 2012.

Duration ca. 12’30

*also available for Oboe & String Sextet

 

LINES FROM BRYN WGAN: PRELUDE, SONGS AND POSTLUDE (2011)

posthumous settings of words by Bob Wallbank

PRELUDE   SONG 1 – GREAT BLASKET   SONG 2 – WILD MAN OF THE WOODS  SONG 3 – ONE STEP AT A TIME

SONG 4 – SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED JUST SOUTH OF SOLITUDE   SONG 5 – THE JETTY   POSTLUDE

Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Bass-baritone soloists & Symphony Orchestra*: 3(I=AFl,II=BFl,III=Picc).SRec(=TeRec).DRec(=BRec).TrRec(=GBRec).2(I=OdA,II=CA).3(II=

E b,III=BCl).2(II=CBsn) / 4.3(III=E b).3.Euph.1 / Perc(7):Crot/Glock/Mar/TubB/Vib/Xylo/5TBl/Cyms/2SuspCym/SD/TD/2BD/2Tam/Tamb/5RTom/5Timp/3Tri / Guit.Hp.Pno(=Cel) / Str

Duration ca. 54’

 *currently being revised for Soloists & Chamber Orchestra

 

WHEN I WAKE-UP, DANCING (2007) 

Symphony Orchestra*: 3(III=Picc).2((IorII=CA).2.2 / 4.3.3.1 / Timp.Perc(2):Glock/Xylo/5TBl/2SuspCym/SD/BD/Cast/Tamb/Tri / Str 

Re-orchestrated for and first performed by Wrexham Symphony Orchestra, William Aston Hall, Wrexham, July 2007.

Duration ca. 10’30”

 *also available in its original version for Chamber Orchestra

 

WHEN I WAKE-UP, DANCING (2006)

Chamber Orchestra*: 2(IorII=Picc).2(IorII=CA).2.2 / 2.2.0.0 / Timp.Perc(2):Xylo/BD/Tamb/Tri / Str

Composed for and first performed by National Children’s Chamber Orchestra, cond. David Johnston.

Duration ca. 10’30”

*also available in an arrangement for Symphony Orchestra

 

SEANN TRIUBHAIS UILLEACHAIN (2002)

Symphony Orchestra*: 2.Picc.2.2.2ASax.TSax.1 / 2.2.3.1 / Timp.Perc.(3):Vib/2Bng/5TBl/Tamb / Guit(amp) OR Hp / Str  OR String Orchestra (2005) with Picc(opt) & Perc(2)(opt)

Original version composed for and first performed by Newtown High School Symphony Orchestra, cond. Ian Morgan-Williams, Newtown High School, Powys, July 2002. The String Orchestra version was composed for and first performed by Wells Cathedral School String Chamber Orchestra, cond. Catherine Lord, Exeter, June 2005.

Duration ca. 3’

* This piece is available in various orchestrations, each adapted to fit specific youth orchestras or ensembles, and may be further re-orchestrated on request.

 

DAMADADDON: A CONCERT OVERTURE (1983, revised 2016)

Symphony Orchestra: 2.Picc(opt).2.2.2 / 4.2.3.1(opt) / Timp.Perc(2):Glock/Xylo/3TBl/Cyms/SuspCym/SD/TD/BD/Tamb / Hp(opt) / Str

Original version first performed by RNCM Symphony Orchestra, cond. Howard Snell, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, October 1984. Duration ca. 8’30”