Category: PIANO [solo]

Marc Yeats - Composer

the naked man (2016)

the naked man  | Duration circa 10 minutes | to Stephen Davismoon and Lauryna Sableviciute Programme note:   Site of the Naked Man, Wilverley Plain, New Forest  Beneath the crown of ivy is the weathered stump of an oak tree which is supposed to have been used as a gallows for at least one convicted highwayman.…
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burnt axon (2016)

For piano | Dedicated to Darinka Todorov | Duration circa 6.40″ Burnt Axon is a small area of the New Forest near Burley In Hampshire, UK. To download a clean version of this score, please message me via the contact page. I operate a pay what you can afford policy and accept donations through PayPal.…
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william mumler’s spirit photography (2016)

william mumler’s spirit photography for piano Written for Ian Pace | Dedicated to Chrissie Caulfield | Duration circa 11 minutes This composition is generously sponsored by Chrissie Caulfield, Lindsay Edkins and Lucas Yeats. In 1861 William Mumler was working as a jewellery engraver in Boston and dabbling in photography on the side. One day, after developing…
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professor wingard’s nameless force (2010/15)

Duration 7 minutes | Dedicated to Geert Callaert Professor Wingard’s Nameless Force (1876) In February 1876, ‘Professor’ James C. Wingard of New Orleans announced he had invented a powerful new weapon that would utterly destroy any naval vessel, iron or otherwise, “so as to leave no trace of them in their former shape.” Wingard was…
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mr redheffer’s perpetual motion machine [2015]

mr redheffer’s perpetual motion machine for two pianos | duration: circa 13 minutes | dedicated to ivon oates Note about the title: In 1812 a man called Charles Redheffer appeared in Philadelphia. He had with him a miraculous perpetual motion machine that required no source of energy to run. Or so he claimed. He set…
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the great moon hoax [2015]

the great moon hoax for two pianos | Dedicated to Anna Ferro | duration: circa 13 minutes Note about the title: A piece perhaps full of fantastical imagery? This is abstract music; no programmatic interpretation is intended. The title was found after the music was created: ‘The Great Moon Hoax lithograph of “ruby amphitheater” for…
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caleb’s toye [2014]

caleb’s toye for piano | dedicated to Caleb Herron | duration: 3.36 minutes I was recently approached by pianist Nicolas Horvath to write a piece for his epic homage to Philip Glass piano recitals ‘the GlassWorlds’. I am not a fan of Glass’ music so thought the request strange. However, Nicolas made it clear that he was…
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amy’s toye [2014]

amy’s toye duration: 2 minutes | for Nicolas Horvath, dedicated to Amy O’Dell [see meaning for toye below]. I was recently approached by pianist Nicolas Horvath to write a piece for his epic homage to Philip Glass piano recitals ‘the GlassWorlds‘. I am not a fan of Glass’ music so thought the request strange. However,…
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as a measurement of entanglement [2013]

For 2 pianos | dedicated to Leo Nicholson | duration circa 15 minutes as a measurement of entanglement [the shape distance 10] extends the recent set of unsynchronised works the shape distance, a series of seven pieces constructed somewhat akin to ‘Russian Dolls’ in that each contains the same or similar core material that is ‘enclosed’ by other…
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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”).       Noun Behaviour of a system that cannot be predicted by the behaviours of…
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the magical control of rain (2012)

Weather control is the act of manipulating or altering certain aspects of the environment to produce desirable changes in weather. Weather control can have the goal of preventing damaging weather, such as hurricanes or tornados, from occurring; of causing beneficial weather, such as rainfall in an area experiencing drought; or of provoking damaging weather against…
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Enûma Eliš (2010)

circa 11 minutes The Enûma Eliš is the Babylonian creation mythos (named after its opening words). It was recovered by Austen Henry Layard in 1849 (in fragmentary form) in the ruined Library of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh (Mosul, Iraq), and published by George Smith in 1876.[1] The Enûma Eliš has about a thousand lines and is…
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Distant Blue (2010)

for piano | circa 8.30 minutes. A few years ago, my partner was studying to become a music teacher in secondary schools. Part of this experience involved extensive listening to jazz. For quite some time I became exposed to this music as it played out quietly and sometimes not so quietly, in the house. Some…
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Ouroboros (2009)

Dedicated to Fiona Corston 15.00” August 2009 [refreshed 2015] The Ouroboros “tail-devouring snake”, also spelled Uroboros in English, is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon swallowing its own tail and forming a circle. The Ouroboros often represents self-reflexivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself, the eternal return, and…
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A moment in blue (2009)

For piano | Dedicated to Fiona Corston. 15:30” July 2009

Escher’s Geometry (2009)

For Antony Clare | solo piano | duration circa 7 mins.

Tacit Geometry (2009)

Tacit Geometry [2009]: An enigmatic work that explores ‘the common arpeggio’ as an aspect of its material. Part of the ‘geometry’ series of pieces it takes structural shapes and resonances from other works in the series and hides them [so they become tacit] in the context of the new work whilst their underlying influence always…
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Marching with Ethel (2008)

9 minutes. Commissioned by Manchester Pride. Dedicated to Ed Cobbald. . Premiered by Stephen Combes – Studio 7 BBC Manchester 18th August 2008

An Interrupted Passacaglia (2003)

For piano. 8 minutes. Premiered by Sarah Nicolls in Chard, Somerset, Summer 2004. Dedicated to Stella Davies Note: Due to an upgrade in computer systems some years ago, this work is awaiting reformatting and is currently unavailable.

October Pieces (complete) (2000)

October Pieces are a series of solo piano works all composed from the same musical material. The pieces are designed to stand on their own as individual works, can be played in full as a complete cycle, or, the pianist can create their own complete work by choosing several individual pieces from the set and…
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the viciousness of circles (1998)

the viciousness of circles | for piano | dedicated to Kathy Stott | 10 minutes duration Meaning A self-perpetuating process which returns to its starting point with no improvement from when it was begun. Origin A vicious circle was the name given by 18th century logicians for a fallacious proof in this form: A depends on B…
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Lullaby (1999)

Premiered by Tristen Lee at Shackleford Pianos, [Marburae Gallery] Barnaby Festival, Macclesfield, 16th June 2013 dedicated to Kathryn Stott Solo piano. Duration: 6 minutes  

the anatomy of melancholy (1998)

| piano | 15 minutes duration Composed in 1988 and originally dedicated to Kathryn Stott, the work has recently been refreshed and reconstructed [in part] to create a new, obsessive and highly driven work of 15 minutes duration. The first and third sections remain unchanged from the original.

Orange Afternoon (1997)

Orange Afternoon (1997): A colour – a mood – the piece starts out innocently with very simple material but quickly develops and builds to a passionate climax. This work has its origins in PAGAN II, a work for orchestra that was performed and broadcast by the BBC Philharmonic in 1997. 5 minutes for piano |…
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room (1997)

14 minutes for piano. First performed by Richard Casey, Manchester University, February 1998. Imagine what it would be like to be incarcerated in a small, enclosed area, having no contact with the outside world and no hope of escape. The ‘room’ of the title refers to this imaginary space and was the starting point of…
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