Category: 2-8 MUSICIANS

Marc Yeats - Composer

bordering into something else

dedicated to Anna Ferro For horn and ensemble Instrumentation Program Note: This is a timecode-supported polytemporal work. There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion of the composer, performer and listener. Despite this statement,…
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a mesh of tangled lines

Dedicated to my dear friend Sarah Watts. This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition. Instrumentation: Program Note: There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion of the composer, performer and listener. Despite this statement, there…
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but rather it stems from a complex interplay

for treble doubling descant recorders, cor anglais, viola and double bass Dedicated to my dear friend and composer, Sadie Harrison This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition Duration circa: 16 minutes There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is…
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each changing #6

for E-flat clarinet, violin, violoncello, double bass, harp, percussion (1) This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition Duration circa 14 minutes Dedicated to Raymond Brien

each changing #5

sextet for B-flat clarinet, guitar and distanced string quartet (2023) This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition. Duration circa 14 minutes Dedicated to Raymond Brien

gravity lost

for string quartet This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion of the composer, performer and listener. Despite this statement, there is an unfolding of material that manifests…
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bricolage VI

Dedicated to Lucas and Jen This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece bricolage VI  For flute, bass clarinet, horn and violoncello Duration 5’24” In the arts, bricolage (French for ‘do-it-yourself’ projects) is the construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of things that happen to be available. bricolage VI is no exception. Here, musical materials are…
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bricolage IV

For bass clarinet and guitar Dedicated to Jane and Tim champion In the arts, bricolage (French for ‘do-it-yourself’ projects) is the construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of things that happen to be available. bricolage IV is no exception. Here, musical materials are assembled from a number of pre-existing pieces, particularly the 2012 solo bass…
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falling from the centre of night

This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece for eight players. Dedicated to Ian Pace The premiere is scheduled for the 6th of June at City University, London with Ian Pace and The Pierrot Players. Instrumentation: Piano (solo) Violoncello (solo) Violin 1 Violin 2 Viola Harp Percussion 1: Marimba [4.3]; 5 Woodblocks ranging from high to low; Glockenspiel;…
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new land (2021)

This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece for seven players. Composed for Bandwidth Instrumentation: oboe clarinet in Bb horn 1 horn 2 viola violoncello double bass Programme Note: There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion…
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comforted by a static bond (2020)

comforted by a static bond A timecode-supported polytemporal duo for Kingma System alto flutes comforted by a static bond is dedicated to my friends and colleagues, the flautists, Carla Rees and Karin de Fleyt. Duration: 12.35 minutes   Program Note There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or…
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a passing colour (2020)

a passing colour duo for two flutes or two flute solos Dedicated to Sean Quinn Duration: circa 10 minutes (for the flute duo and each solo piece).   This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition. Program Note: There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the…
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intoxicated by escape (2020)

intoxicated by escape for soprano saxophone and piano intoxicated by escape is dedicated to saxophonist, Giovanni De Luca. Duration: circa 12 minutes   Programme Note: The quietest point Is Just before the storm When Intoxicated by escape The beast emerges Marc Yeats ©2005 Although the title for this piece is taken from a poem of…
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each changing #4

duo for 2 B-flat clarinets This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition Duration circa 14 minutes Dedicated to Raymond Brien

searching always for home (2020)

This is a timecode-supported polytemporal duo for violin and piano Dedicated to Peter Sheppard Skaerved Program Note: There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion of the composer, performer and listener. Despite this statement,…
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territories unknown (2020)

territories unknown A timecode-supported polytemporal trio for bassoon, viola and piano Dedicated to Lauryna Sableviciute Duration: 15.50   Program Note There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this trio: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion of the composer and listener. Despite…
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Liquid Music for Ensemble (2019)

For solo clarinet and ensemble This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece. Dedicated to my friend, Gleb Kanasevich Instrumentation: Clarinet in B flat, Oboe, Harp, String Quartet, Percussion (1)* *Percussion: Deep, resonant bass drum; large, deep Tam-tam; 2 Congas low/high; 2 Bongos low/high; 5 differently pitched Temple Blocks, low to high; High-Hat; Gong; Metal Wind…
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obscure sorrows (2019)

Dedicated to my friend, William A.P.M. Duo for clarinet (doubling Bass Drum) and violin. This is a timecode-supported polytemporal duo piece. Programme note: This piece is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition. It has been created by combining materials from liquid music (2017) for solo B-flat clarinet and materials from cutouts (2014) for violin. The addition of…
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The Shape Distance [9] (2013)

the shape distance are a series of (initially) seven pieces constructed somewhat akin to ‘Russian Dolls’ in that each contains the same or similar core material that is ‘enclosed’ by other layers of material. The core music is represented by two solo pieces that although composed in isolation contain strongly related material. the shape distance [9]…
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pulviscular observations (2019)

For double string quartet This is a timecode-supported polytemporal string piece Dedicated to my dear friend, Gráinne Mulvey pulviscular observations is an intimate, compressed, elegiac and sometimes explosive 11-minute piece for double string quartet. pulviscular observations‘ relationship to landscape, intuitively established through self-borrowed materials taken from observation 4, and observation 5 and before them, the…
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observation 1.8 (easton woods) (2017)

observation 1.8 for bass recorder, oboe and violin This is a timecode-supported polytemporal trio. 12.30 minutes duration Dedicated to my friend and musician, Sylvia Hinz. observation 1.8 is a continuation of a compositional journey began as Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory [a SPUD project] in 2015 during which time I composed 2, site-specifically inspired string quartets.…
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observation 7 (gander down) 2016

This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece.. Dedicated to my very dear friend, Sylvia Jungé for her 80th. Birthday. for piccolo, oboe, trumpet in C, Horn in F, viola, double bass and percussion [1]* *Deep, resonant bass drum, Large, deep Tam-tam, 2 Congas low / high [or similar drums pitched lower than the Bongos], 2…
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observation 6 (fawley down) 2016

Dedicated to Ensemble Suono Giallo This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece. Instrumentation: for piccolo, soprano saxophone, piano and percussion. Duration: 12.30 minutes Commissioned by Ensemble Suono Giallo, premiered on the opening night concert of the Il Suono Young Composers’ Academy by Ensemble Suono Giallo, Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 7 pm, Scuola Comunale di Musica…
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an uncomfortable condition (2016)

For Flute, 2 violins, viola, violoncello and double bass | duration 12 minutes | dedicated to Grainne Mulvey an uncomfortable condition is commissioned by La Côte Flûte Festival 2016.  It received its first performance with ‘zero theorem’: Carla Rees [flute] Minsi Yang Johnson & Nuno Carapina, violins, Stephen Upshaw, viola, Patrick Tapio Johnson, cello and…
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observation 1.7.5 (2015)

Trio for open-holed or kingma system quartertone alto flute, bassoon and violin Written for Rarescale and dedicated to Charles Morgan Lines | duration circa 7 minutes Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory: 4 site-specifically inspired string quartets across four residency locations in two years: As a composer and painter, I have a deeply held interest in the…
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observation 1.7 (longwood warren) for flute oboe (violin) (2015)

observation 1.7 for flute and oboe [duo] with optional violin [trio] | duration 12.40 | dedicated to Ben Opie observation 1.7 is designed to be two pieces within one; a duo for flute and oboe or a trio for flute, oboe and violin using the same parts for flute and oboe in both duo and…
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observation 2 (oxey marsh) 2015

observation two for string quartet | circa 16 minutes in duration | dedicated to John McLeod “Honoured and proud to be the dedicatee of this extraordinary work by Marc Yeats – one of the UK’s most innovative and gifted composers. Trees are swaying and bending in the breeze in some exotic garden before they start…
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observation 1.6 (old winchester hill) (2015)

observation 1.6 (old winchester hill) for 2 violins and piano; duration circa 11.30 minutes. Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory: 4 site-specifically inspired string quartets across four residency locations in two years: As a composer and painter I have a deeply held interest in the psychological and perceptual / emotional / intuitive associations between these two media…
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the appointment of life (2015)

the appointment of life trio [duo] for extended male voice [viola] and percussion *[1] *percussion set 1: Deep, resonant bass drum; Large, deep Tam-tam; 2 Congas low / high [or similar drums pitched lower than the Bongos]; 2 Bongos low / high [or similar drums pitched higher than the Congas]; 5 differently pitched Temple Blocks…
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observation 1.5 (no man’s land)

observation 1.5 (no man’s land) | duration 14.5 minutes | for recorder [treble doubling descant], violin and violoncello | Dedicated to Sylvia Hinz and XelmYa US Premiere performed by XelmYa A. Renger – Violin / T.J. Borden – Cello / S. Hinz – Recorders Oct 19th 2016 at Barbara And Art Culver Center Of Arts…
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