Category: VOCAL

Marc Yeats - Composer

forget-me-not [2016]

composer-in-residence to Yeovil District and Dorchester County Hospital’s ReFound Sound Project. forget-me-not | Six stereo-channel installation | Choir by the Sea [Directed by Marc Yeats] recorded at Eype Centre for the Arts, St. Peter’s Church, Mount Lane, Eype, Dorset on the 30th April 2016 | Engineer: Simon Eadon, Assistant Engineer: Oliver Robotham. Production: Marc Yeats…
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the appointment of life (2015)

the appointment of life trio [duo] for extended male voice [viola] and percussion *[1] *percussion set 1: Deep, resonant bass drum; Large, deep Tam-tam; 2 Congas low / high [or similar drums pitched lower than the Bongos]; 2 Bongos low / high [or similar drums pitched higher than the Congas]; 5 differently pitched Temple Blocks…
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Sculptures in bright blue (2014)

Dramatic scene for voice (soprano) and alto saxophone Duration: circa 25 minutes. Commissioned by and dedicated to KOEK duo (U.S.). February 2014 notes: The instrumentalists play independently of each other. Music is cued at several key points throughout the piece by either player. There is no ‘fixed’ synchronisation between the instrumentalists. Whilst the relationship of…
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oros [2013]

oros is for 8 voices: SSS AA T BB [ 3 sopranos, 2 altos, tenor and 2 basses] oros was Commissioned by Auditiv Vokal to celebrate “Einstürzende Mauern”. It was premiered in Dresden on 27th February 2014 at the Deutsche Hygiene-Museum. It all began with an idea and a sketch – this one in fact!…
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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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My Songs (2003)

8 songs for soprano, bass clarinet and cello. Premiered by illegal harmony with Natalie Raybould (soprano) at An Tuireann Art Centre, March 2005. Duration: 16 minutes.   1My skin tells meI know you’re thereHiddenWatchingIn the corner of her eyeMy mother ’s fear. 2Your eyes are more beautiful than mineWideShinning innocenceI EAT YOU! 3Swirling whirligigPlay away…
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ASCII Dialogues (2003)

For soprano and alto flute. Dedicated  to Carla Rees (alto flute) and Natalie Raybould (soprano). Premiere – An Tuireann Art centre 2003. Duration: 12 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.

Mary, Polly, Sukie, Jack and Jill (2000)

For soprano, flute (piccolo), Clarinet (bass clarinet), violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion (xylophone and glockenspiel). | Duration: circa 28 minutes |Dedicated to Jane Yeats Mary, Polly, Sukie, Jack and Jill In composing Mary, Polly, Sukey, Jack and Jill, I wanted to create the opportunity to set several traditional nursery rhymes to my own original music,…
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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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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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