Category: 2-8 MUSICIANS

Marc Yeats - Composer

the shape distance [7] (2013)

the shape distance [7] flutes 1 + 2 / clarinet / viola / harp / piano / percussion (1)Dedicated to Caleb Herron and Chamber Cartel (Atlanta USA) The Shape Distance by Chamber Cartel the shape distance are a series of [initially] seven pieces constructed somewhat akin to ‘Russian Dolls’ in that each contains the same or similar…
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logos [2013]

Concerto for violoncello and small ensemble | dedicated to Annemarie Borg and Patrick Tapio Johnson. instrumentation: [8 players] violoncello, oboe clarinet in Bb/bass clarinet in Bb violin viola harp percussion 1: 5 different pitch temple blocks ranging from high to low / 2 differently pitched tam-tams percussion 2: 4 differently pitched suspended cymbals ranging from…
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the golden apple of discord (2013)

the golden apple of discord Instrumentation: Flute Viola Harp. Duration: circa 12 minutes. context: the golden apple of discord is a development [especially through the addition of new material for harp] of the original duo for flute and viola, titled ERIS being the Greek goddess of strife and discord. The Golden Apple of Discord (Greek: μῆλον τῆς Ἔριδος)…
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from manuscripts of moving song (2012)

from manuscripts of moving song for string quartet duration: circa 18 minutes Dedicated to the El Bergersen and the Bergersen Quartet from manuscripts of moving song The information below should not imply any programmatic, emotional or imagery treatment within this piece of entirely abstract music. Both title line and later, entire poem were discovered after…
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wenhaston doom (2012)

wenhaston doom for 8 trombones: [1 alto trombone, 5 tenore trombones, 2 bass trombones] duration: circa 8 minutes Dedicated to Gordon Crosse About this score: No conductor is needed to perform this work. The instrumentalists play independently of each other. Music is cued to begin only, with no subsequent ‘fixed’ synchronisation between the parts. All…
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the need fire (2012)

the need-fire Commissioned by the Pound Arts Trust for the Corsham Festival. First performance by the Hillman Quartet at Hartham Church, Wiltshire on the 19th. October 2012 Need-fire, or Wild-fire (Ger. Notfeuer, O. Ger. nodfyr, Scottish Gaelic tein’-éigin), a term used in folklore to denote a curious superstition which survived in the Scottish Highlands until…
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sunergia (2012)

For Piano four hands. Composed for and dedicated to MusicOrba Piano Duo Etymology: From Ancient Greek συνεργία (sunergia, “joint work, assistance, help”), from συνεργός (sunergos, “working together”), from σύν (sun, “together”) + ἔργον (ergon, “work”). NounBehaviour of a system that cannot be predicted by the behaviours of its parts. Duration: circa 9 minutes

worship of the oak (2011)

For piano trio (violin, violoncello and piano). Duration circa. 21 minutes. Dedicated to the Aquinas Piano Trio. Premiere: The Aquinas Piano Trio, lunchtime concert at The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, The Martin Harris Centre, Manchetser University as part of Manchester Pride Classical Concert Series 20th August 2012

TLOS (August 2011)

Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano. Duration 14 minutes. Dedicated to Gordon Crosse.

ERIS (2011)

Duet for flute and viola. Commissioned by Manchester Pride Chamber Concert Series. Premiere recording of ERIS for flute and viola, performed by Kevin Gowland (flute) and David Aspin (viola). Concert series produced by Les Pratt. The premiere took place at the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall in Manchester University on the 23rd. August 2011. Eris (Greek…
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Farben Studie: for small ensemble (2011)

Commissioned by Ensemble Amorpha. First performance British Film Institute, London, 1st. December 2011 For tenor recorder doubling descant, oboe, clarinet in Bb, vibraphone, viola, violoncello. Duration 8.5 minutes

The Bone Eating Snot Flower: for recorder quintet (2011)

Commissioned by Consortium 5. Premiere scheduled summer 2011 Instrumentation: Player 1: Ganassi Treble Recorder in G (466Hz) / Ganassi Descant Recorder in C (415Hz) Player 2: Ganassi Treble Recorder in G (466Hz) / Ganassi Descant Recorder in C 415Hz Player 3: Ganassi Treble Recorder in G (466Hz) / Tenor Recorder in C (466Hz) Player 4:…
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schlick’s approximation (2010)

For clarinet, violin and piano. Dedicated to Les Pratt. Commissioned by Manchester Pride to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Samuel Barber. First performance 27th August 2010 – Manchester. schlick’s approximation is performed by Chroma (Stuart King, clarinet; Marcus Barcham-Stevens, violin; Martin Cousin, piano) recorded at the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester on the…
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ōrāre (2009)

ōrāre For bass trombone and piano. Dedicated to Dirk Amrein and Jürg Henneberger. Duration – 14:00. An oracle is a person or agency considered to be a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinion. It may also be a revealed prediction or precognition of the future, from deities, that is spoken through another object or…
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Shadow, and the Moon (2009)

For flute, clarinet, violin, cello, marimba and piano | Dedicated to Errollyn Wallen. Duration – 12:00. ‘shadow and the moon’ was composed in 2009. This is the live premiere recording from St. Peter’s Church, Bournemouth in May 2011. The recording is a little boomy and has coughs and noises from the audience. Like many of…
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Conversational Geometry (2009)

For tenor trombone, amplified acoustic guitar and piano. Dedicated to Dirk Amrein. Duration – 14:00. Swiss Brazil Connection | Premiere performance of Conversational Geometry with Dirk Amrein, Posaune, Maurizio Grandinetti, Gitarrre, Jürg Henneberger, Klavier | Recorded by DRS2 Swiss Radio | Aufnahme Gare du Nord Basel, 17. Dezember 2010 As the title suggests, conversational Geometry…
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Playful Geometry (2009)

For piccolo and piano. Dedicated to Cristina Ledford. Duration – 13:30.

Cerberus (2008)

For four trombones (bass trombone and three tenor trombones) and percussion. Solo version for solo tenor trombone plus pre-recorded bass trombone and tenor trombones 2 – 3 with digital percussion. Duration: 15 minutes Commissioned by Dirk Amrein. Premiered Germany / Switzerland Jan / Feb 2009. Note: Due to an upgrade in computer systems some years…
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Soft Geometry (2008)

  Trio for flute, cello and piano. Commissioned by Expatrio. Duration – 15:00. Premiere – live recording – Buxton Festival, July 23rd. 2009 Duration – 15:00 Adi Calef – Cello Anna Zweck – Flute Fiona Corston – Piano More about Expatrio:  

….the other side of air (2008)

For brass quintet: Trumpet 1 in C (mutes: cup mute / straight mute (metal) / harmon mute) | Trumpet 2 in C (mutes: cup mute / straight mute (metal) / harmon mute) | French Horn | Tenor Trombone (mutes: plunger / straight mute (metal) / harmon mute) | Tuba (mutes: straight mute (metal)) Duration –…
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Fallen Angel (2007)

For four bass clarinets and percussion. Duration – 10:00 – Commissioned by The Scottish Clarinet Quartet. Premiere 17th August 08 (percussionist Iain Sandilands) Edinburgh.

Array (2006)

For Clarinet, violin and cello. dedicated to Richard Craig. Premiere: The New York Miniaturist Ensemble, New York, spring 2006 Duration 6 minutes Note: Due to an upgrade in computer systems some years ago, this work is awaiting reformatting and is currently unavailable. Please use the contact page to request further information.

Passions of a Discontented Mind (2005)

18 min. Bass Clarinet Quintet – bcl, vln 1, vln 2, vla,vc. Dedicated to Sarah Watts Note: Due to an upgrade in computer systems some years ago, this work is awaiting reformatting and is currently unavailable.

Journey to Nowhere in Particular (2005)

For Oboe and Piano – duration 13.5 minutes – a virtuoso piece dedicated to Paul Goodey originally composed in 2005 and refreshed in 2014

Child to the Black Faced Night (2005)

Bass Clarinet and Piano | First prize winner in the World Bass Clarinet Composing Competition – October 2005 | duration 10 minutes

Mimesis (2004)

13 mins. Flute, Cello and Piano. To the memory of Ratty. Mimesis (Greek: μίμησις (mīmēsis), from μιμεῖσθαι (mīmeisthai), “to imitate,” from μῖμος (mimos), “imitator, actor”) is a critical and philosophical term that carries a wide range of meanings, which include imitation, representation, mimicry, imitatio, receptivity, nonsensuous similarity, the act of resembling, the act of expression,…
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A fractured melody (2004)

10 mins. alto flute and piano. To Carla Rees and Kerry Young – Premier, Rarescale London, October 2004

Stillness in Movement (complete) (2004)

58 mins. soprano, alto flute doubling concert flute and piccolo, ob, bass clarinet doubling Bb clarinet, vin, vla, vc, pno Commissioned by An Tuireann Art centre with subsidy from the Scottish Arts Council. Stillness in Movement was specially commissioned to form part of an insillation with nine oil paintings created by Marc Yeats (see essay…
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Hocus – Pocus (2004)

Nuptial gift. Premiere – illegal harmony wind trio – An Tuireann Art Centre, April 200412 mins. alto flute, cor anglais, bass clarinet To Carla Rees and Mark Dawson, a nuptial gift. Premiere – illegal harmony wind trio – An Tuireann Art Centre, April 2004