Category: ORCHESTRAL

Marc Yeats - Composer

[…] which constantly generates a pulviscular cloud […] (2019)

For Chamber Orchestra Dedicated to Stephen Davismoon and Lauryna Sableviciute Duration 20’36” Instrumentation: 3 Flutes, Eb Clarinet, 2 Bb Clarinets, 3 Oboes, 2 doubling Cor Anglais 2 Trumpets in Bb, Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Piano, Harp, Percussion (1 player)* STRINGS: 7, 5, 5, 6, 2 41 players spatially organised as: Group 1: Clarinet in Eb,…
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PAGAN (1996-97)

PAGAN is the original, complete orchestral work that comprises PAGAN I and PAGAN II. I divided PAGAN into two halves in the belief that it would be easier to receive performances of the smaller sections of the work, and this was the case, certainly regarding PAGAN II, which received several performances and broadcasts. It remains…
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the heaven that runs through everything (2018) standard orchestra iteration.

the heaven that runs through everything Duration: 30 minutes. Dedicated to Gordon Crosse. Standard orchestra iteration. Instrumentation: 4[1.2/picc.1.3/picc.2.4/Alt] – 3[1.2/Ca. 3/Bo] – 3[1.2/Ebcl.3/Bcl] – 3[1.2.3/Cbn] – 4.4[1.2.3/picc.4/picc] 3.1 – 2 Hps – Tmp+4* – Str:[16.14.12.10.8 as Violin 1: Soloists 1, 2, 3, and violins 1a, 1b, 1c, Violin 2: Soloists 1, 2, and violins 2a, 2b,…
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[and] a powerful flame came out of the earth […] (2019)

[and] a powerful flame came out of the earth […] for large orchestra Dedicated to my dear friend, Sylvia Junge, as a gift for her 80th. birthday. Instrumentation: 5[1/picc1.2.3.4/picc2.5/alto/picc3] – 5[1.2/Ca1.3.4.5/Ca2] – 5[1.2.3.Bcl1.Bcl2] – 5[1.2.3.Cbn1.Cbn2] – 8.5[1.2.3.4.Btpt]3.2 – Tmp(2 players)+1* – Str[16 (1 soli).14 (1 soli).12 (1 soli).10 (1 soli).8] *Bass Drum Duration: 31.44 minutes…
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the heaven that runs through everything (2018) large orchestra iteration

the heaven that runs through everything Duration: 30 minutes. Dedicated to Gordon Crosse Instrumentation: 5 Flutes: Flute 1, Flute 2/Piccolo, Flute 3/Piccolo, Flute 4/Alto Flute, Flute 5/Bass Flute 5 Oboes: Oboe 1, Oboe 2/Oboe d’amore, Oboe 3/Cor Anglais, Oboe 4/Cor Anglais, Oboe 5/Bass Oboe 5 Clarinets: Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2/ E-Flat Clarinet, Clarinet 3, Bass…
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black sun (2013)

for chamber orchestra Dedicated to Mark Hewitt for his 43rd. birthday. Full Instrumentation: flute piccolo oboe 1 oboe 2 clarinet in Bb bass clarinet in Bb bassoon contrabassoon horn 1 in F horn 2 in F trumpet 1 in Bb trumpet 2 in Bb pianoforte (grand) percussion [1 player]: very large, deep, resonant bass drum,…
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My Blood is as Red as Yours (2008)

For soprano and baritone soloists, SATB choir and orchestra. Commissioned by the Hallé Orchestra to celebrate World Aids Day 2008. Premiered by The Hallé Orchestra and Hallé Youth Choir, with Roderick Williams and Rebecca Botone as soloists. Conducted by Sir Mark Elder, at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester 1st December 2008. My Blood is as Red…
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Elysian Fields (2005)

For orchestra. Dedicated to Nigel Evans. Instrumentation: flute 1, flute 2, flute 3/alto flute 2 oboes, cor anglais 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat 2 bassoon, contrabassoon 4 horns in F 3 trumpets in C 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone tuba harp timpani percussion 1: bass drum Strings: 16.14.12.10.8. Duration: 15…
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The North Sound (2005 – refreshed 2013)

For orchestra. Dedicated to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies on the occasion of his 70th birthday. flute 1, flute 2/piccolo 1, flute 3/alto flute/piccolo 2 2 oboes, cor anglais 2 clarinets in Bb, bass clarinet in Bb 2 bassoon, contrabassoon 4 horns in F 3 trumpets in Bb 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone tuba 2 harps…
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The Devil’s Day Out (2002)

For Orchestra Instrumentation: 3[1.2/picc1. 3/picc2] 3[1.2.3/cor] 3[1.2/Eb.3/bcl] 3[1.2.3/cbn] – 4 3 3 1 – Harp – Pianoforte (grand) – Timpani+4* – Strings 16 14 12 10 8 Percussion* Set 1: high and low agogo bells, mid and low bongo, high tom-tom, high guiro, high-hat with jingle ring, mark tree, 8 differently pitched wood blocks (as…
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The Anatomy of Water (1998)

For orchestra. Dedicated to Mark Hewitt. Instrumentation: 3 Flutes, 3rd. doubling piccolo 3 oboes, 3rd. doubling cor anglais 3 clarinets in B flat, 3rd. doubling bass clarinet 3 bassoons, 3rd. doubling contrabassoon 4 horns in F 3 trumpets in C 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone tuba timpani Percussion (4)* 2 harps pianoforte strings: 16.14.12.10.8 *Percussion:…
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The Anatomy of Air (1997/2011)

For large chamber orchestra. Commissioned by the St. Magnus Festival. First performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Orkney, June 1997. Instrumentation: 2[1.2/picc] 2[1.2.] 2[1.2/Bcl] 2[1.2/cbn] – 2 2 0 0 – Timp – Strings: 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 minimum. Duration: 18 minutes. This is the revised version of…
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PAGAN I (1997)

For orchestra. Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 Flutes 2 Oboes, Cor anglais 2 Clarinets in B flat, Bass Clarinet 2 Bassoons, Contrabassoon 4 Horns in F 3 trumpets: Trumpet 1 in C doubling Piccolo Trumpet, 2 Trumpets in C 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone Tuba Timpani Percussion: 4 players Claves, Wood Blocks (high, medium, low), Agogo Bells…
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PAGAN II (1996)

For Orchestra. Dedicated to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. First performed by the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Naohiro Totsuka, Tokyo City Opera Concert Hall Tokyo, November 1997. A BBC Radio 3 broadcast with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies took place February 2000. Instrumentation: 3[3 picc]. 3[1.2.3] 3[1.2.3/Bcl] 3[1.2.Cbn] – 4…
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The Round and Square Art of Memory (1999)

The Round and Square Art of Memory for piano and orchestra. Commissioned by the BBC for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Kathryn Stott (piano). 1st performance to take place on 5th Feb. 2000 at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Kathryn Stott (piano), conductor Martyn Brabbins. Dedicated to Kathryn Stott and the BBC Philharmonic.…
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I See Blue (1995)

For orchestra. First performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Martyn Brabbins, Studio 7, BBC North, Manchester, November 1995. Dedicated to Sally Beamish and Robert Irvine. Instrumentation: 3[1.2.Picc.] 3[1.2.Ca] 3[1.2.Bcl] 3[1.2.Cbn] – 4 3 3 1 – Harp – Pianoforte (Grand) – 1* – Strings 16 14 12 10 8. *bass drum Duration: 14 minutes…
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