Category: 9+ MUSICIANS

Marc Yeats - Composer

when time is broke (2019)

Dedicated to Lindsay Edkins Instrumentation: PiccoloOboe Clarinet in B flatBass Clarinet in B flat Trumpet in C Percussion (1 player)*ViolinVioloncelloDouble bass *Percussion: Vibraphone, Timpani (2 kettles 29-28 inches and 22-20 inches), large, resonant Bass Drum. Duration: 13.50 Program note: Ha, ha, keep time! How sour sweet music isWhen time is broke, and no proportion kept!So…
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Cutouts for Ensemble (2019)

Instrumentation: Violin solo, 1 Oboe, 2 Clarinets in B-flat, Harp, String Quartet and Percussion (1 player)* *Deep, resonant bass drum; 2 differently pitched Tam-tams; 4 suspended cymbals ranging from high to low in pitch. This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece. Duration: 13 minutes. programme note: cut•out (ˈkʌtˌaʊt)  n. 1. something cut out from something else, as a pattern cut out or intended to be cut out of paper. 2. a valve in the exhaust pipe of an internal combustion engine, which when open permits the engine to exhaust directly into the air. 3. an act or instance of cutting out. 4. Slang. an intermediary, as in espionage. 5. a device for the manual or automatic interruption of electric current. 6. a usu. discontinued record album that is for sale at a discount.…
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pulviscular compression (2019)

pulviscular compression is an 11-minute piece for 19 string instruments spatially organised as four string quartets and three double basses. pulviscular compression is a terse, compressed, agitated and somewhat relentless composition that attempts to establish a comparative degree of calmness and resolution toward its conclusion. pulviscular compression‘s relationship to landscape, intuitively established through self-borrowed materials…
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observation 3 [salt hill] 2016

observation three | for double string quartet and double bass | Studio recording with zero theorem | duration 15 minutes Dedicated to my friend, the composer Neil March Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory: Two site-specifically inspired string quartets across two residency locations in one year. As a composer and painter I have a deeply held interest…
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the pictographs of emmanuel domenech [2015]

the pictographs of emmanuel domenech for 2 flutes, oboe/cor anglais, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, violin, viola, violoncello, harp, and percussion [3]* *deep, resonant bass drum; 5 tom-toms ranging from low to high; 2 large, deep tam-tams; 5 differently pitched resonant wooden objects ranging from low to high [non-specific boxes, barrels, bowls, planks, logs etc.] or 5…
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black bile (2012)

Dedicated to Sylvia Junge | Commissioned by Thumb Ensemble Instrumentation: flute, soprano saxophone, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, tenor trombone, bowed vibraphone, piano, viola, doublebass | Premiere scheduled for February in Birmingham. Duration circa. 14 minutes   PATHOLOGIES OF BLACK BILE The Melancholic humor, or black bile, is the humor most prone to aggravation and pathology.  In…
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‘On a Theme of Hermes’ (2011)

‘On a Theme of Hermes’ (2011) will launch in late May 2012 in Poole, Dorset; in June around the Bristol Floating Harbour; and in early July in Wroclaw, Poland. Our delivery partners are the Arts Unit, Poole Borough Council; Hamworthy Library, Poole; the Lighthouse Poole; MShed Bristol; Arnolfini; the Bristol Ensemble; the Electrostatic Festival; the…
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Crowded Rooms (2011)

Whiz King (2002)

For large ensemble: piccolo, oboe, clarinet in Bb doubling bass clarinet, contra bassoon, horn in F, trumpet in C, bass trombone, percussion (3), honky-tonk piano, electric organ, strings: 3,3,2,2,1 (players) (min. 1,1,1,1,1). Duration: 15 minutes. Note: Due to an upgrade in computer systems some years ago, this work is awaiting reformatting and is currently unavailable.

pumping iron (1996)

for clarinet, horn, trumpet, piano, harp, 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass | 16 mins. First performed by Psappha, by Paul MacAlindin, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, November 1997. Pumping Iron is about sensation; an almost physical delight in the power of rhythm and dissonance to get inside people and drag them, willingly or…
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