Category: 9+ MUSICIANS

Marc Yeats - Composer

the unimportance of events (2021)

Version for 22-players This is a timecode-supported polytemporal chamber orchestra piece. Instrumentation: alto flute/flute oboe clarinet in B flat bassoon horns in F 1 and 2 Trumpets in C 1 and 2 Tenor trombones 1 and 2 Piano Percussion (1) violin solo string quartet 1 string quartet 2 double bass Composed for the BBC Symphony Orchestra as…
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a point in the landscape (2020)

This is a timecode-supported polytemporal orchestral piece. The piece is dedicated to my friend and colleague, the conductor and musician Ilan Volkov, whose belief in and support of my work brought about the creation of this orchestral piece. Duration circa 20-minutes Instrumentation: All orchestral instruments are organised into eight spatially distributed groups. Further performance notes…
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the unimportance of events (2020)

Dedicated to my friend and composer, Jason Eckardt. This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece. the unimportance of events for 17 players Instrumentation: alto flute clarinet in Bb bassoon tenor trombone 1 tenor trombone 2 percussion (1)* piano violin string quartet 1 string quartet 2 Double Bass Duration: 12.02   Want to know more about timecode-supported polytemporal…
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when time is broke (2019)

This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece. Dedicated to my friend, 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…
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Cutouts for Ensemble (2019)

For violin and ensemble Dedicated to Peter Sheppard Skaerved 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:…
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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. This is a timecode-supported polytemporal string orchestra piece pulviscular compression is dedicated to my friend, the composer Camden Reeves. pulviscular compression is a terse, compressed, agitated and somewhat relentless composition that attempts to establish a…
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observation 3 (salt hill) 2016

observation three: for double string quartet and double bass Dedicated to my dear friend, the composer Neil March This is a timecode-supported polytemporal string piece. Duration: 15 minutes 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.

sturzstrom (2011)

sturzstrom has been composed as ‘a landslide event for voices’ meaning the work attempts to depict landmass movement and geological process as found along the ‘Jurassic Coast’ of East Devon and Dorset. Naturally, this depiction is not a scientific reconstruction of these processes in sound; rather, an imaginative response to these forces and outcomes as…
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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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