works

Marc Yeats - Composer

through tongues of clarity and shifting

For Clarinet in Bb dedicated to Szilárd Benes Program Note: This piece was composed in response to a call from clarinetist Szilárd Benes for short solo pieces as part of his ‘Rucksack Project’. Excited by Szilárd’s prodigious playing technique, I set out to write a solo based on new and transformed materials from my ESOlo…
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bordering into something else

dedicated to Anna Ferro For horn and ensemble Instrumentation Program Note: This is a timecode-supported polytemporal work. There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion of the composer, performer and listener. Despite this statement,…
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ESOlo IV (violin)

ESOlo IV For Violin dedicated to Zöe Beyers Program Note: The ESOlo project involves creating individual solos for principal players in the English Symphony Orchestra (ESO). This approach allows me to collaborate closely with the orchestra, making them familiar with my work before tackling a larger piece. Each solo, lasting 8-11 minutes, is an intense…
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ESOlo III (violoncello)

ESOlo IIIFor Violoncello dedicated to Joely Koos Program Note: The ESOlo project involves creating individual solos for principal players in the English Symphony Orchestra (ESO). This approach allows me to collaborate closely with the orchestra, making them familiar with my work before tackling a larger piece. Each solo, lasting 8-10 minutes, is an intense exploration…
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ESOlo II (flute)

ESOlo II For Flute dedicated to Laura Jellicoe Program Note: The ESOlo project involves creating individual solos for principal players in the English Symphony Orchestra (ESO). This approach allows me to collaborate closely with the orchestra, making them familiar with my work before tackling a larger piece. Each solo, lasting 8-10 minutes, is an intense…
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ESOlo I (horn)

dedicated to James Topp ESOlo IFor French Horn Program Note: The ESOlo project involves creating individual solos for principal players in the English Symphony Orchestra (ESO). This approach allows me to collaborate closely with the orchestra, making them familiar with my work before tackling a larger piece. Each solo, lasting 8-10 minutes, is an intense…
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outpourings from a noisy brain

outpourings from a noisy brain: part 1 Dedicated to Aleksander Gabrys for double bass Written across two sets, outpourings from a noisy brain is a series of double bass solos designed to be performed in several iterations. First, parts 1 and 2 can be played as complete through-composed solos. Second, any number of sections within…
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a mesh of tangled lines

Dedicated to my dear friend Sarah Watts. This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition. Instrumentation: Program Note: There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion of the composer, performer and listener. Despite this statement, there…
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hard against your earth (solos for Trumpet in Bb) 

Dedicated to Fabio Fabbri Duration: 27 minutes There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion of the composer, performer and listener. Nevertheless, an unfolding of material manifests through contrasting music sections to provide the…
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but rather it stems from a complex interplay

for treble doubling descant recorders, cor anglais, viola and double bass Dedicated to my dear friend and composer, Sadie Harrison This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition Duration circa: 16 minutes There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is…
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comparison is the thief of joy

twenty-two pieces for piano Duration: circa 45 minutes dedicated to my dear friend, Frances, Magdalene Wilson There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion of the composer, performer and listener. Despite this statement, an…
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four inventions for Lauryna

for piano dedicated to my dear friend and pianist Lauryna Sableviciute Duration: 15 minutes

each changing #6

for E-flat clarinet, violin, violoncello, double bass, harp, percussion (1) This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition Duration circa 14 minutes Dedicated to Raymond Brien

each changing #5

sextet for B-flat clarinet, guitar and distanced string quartet (2023) This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition. Duration circa 14 minutes Dedicated to Raymond Brien

each changing #3

for B-flat clarinet (Solo 2: 2020) Duration circa 14 minutes Dedicated to Raymond Brien

each changing #2

for B-flat clarinet (Solo 1: 2020) Duration circa 14 minutes Dedicated to Raymond Brien

gravity lost

for string quartet This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion of the composer, performer and listener. Despite this statement, there is an unfolding of material that manifests…
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bricolage VI

Dedicated to Lucas and Jen This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece bricolage VI  For flute, bass clarinet, horn and violoncello Duration 5’24” In the arts, bricolage (French for ‘do-it-yourself’ projects) is the construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of things that happen to be available. bricolage VI is no exception. Here, musical materials are…
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bricolage I

Dedicated to Ondrej Vesely In the arts, bricolage (French for ‘do-it-yourself’ projects) is the construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of things that happen to be available. bricolage I is no exception. Here, musical materials are transformed, recontextualised as necessary and assembled from several pre-existing pieces, particularly the guitar writing in another guitar solo, out…
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bricolage IV

For bass clarinet and guitar Dedicated to Jane and Tim champion In the arts, bricolage (French for ‘do-it-yourself’ projects) is the construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of things that happen to be available. bricolage IV is no exception. Here, musical materials are assembled from a number of pre-existing pieces, particularly the 2012 solo bass…
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In Memoriam: Gordon Crosse

Created in memory of my dear friend, colleague and composer, Gordon Crosse, who died in November 2021 at his home in Suffolk. His presence in my life is sorely missed. The video comprises footage of the sea filmed at Covehithe on the Suffolk coast, a favourite haunt of mine and a special place Gordon would…
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a stronger gravity

For piano Dedicated to Jonathan Powell Program Note: There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion of the composer and listener. Despite this statement, there is an unfolding of material that manifests through contrasting…
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falling from the centre of night

This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece for eight players. Dedicated to Ian Pace The premiere is scheduled for the 6th of June at City University, London with Ian Pace and The Pierrot Players. Instrumentation: Piano (solo) Violoncello (solo) Violin 1 Violin 2 Viola Harp Percussion 1: Marimba [4.3]; 5 Woodblocks ranging from high to low; Glockenspiel;…
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new land (2021)

This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece for seven players. Composed for Bandwidth Instrumentation: oboe clarinet in Bb horn 1 horn 2 viola violoncello double bass Programme Note: There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion…
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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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comforted by a static bond (2020)

comforted by a static bond A timecode-supported polytemporal duo for Kingma System alto flutes comforted by a static bond is dedicated to my friends and colleagues, the flautists, Carla Rees and Karin de Fleyt. Duration: 12.35 minutes   Program Note There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or…
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a passing colour (2020)

a passing colour duo for two flutes or two flute solos Dedicated to Sean Quinn Duration: circa 10 minutes (for the flute duo and each solo piece).   This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition. Program Note: There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the…
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i urge the moment forward (2020)

i urge the moment forward for piano Programme Note: i urge the moment forward is dedicated to the pianist, Geoffrey Burleson. Duration: circa 15 minutes   Fear defines us Defines our borders Furnishes our state Holds us down And Blinds I urge the moment forward For another More valuable one Is waiting Like sand To…
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intoxicated by escape (2020)

intoxicated by escape for soprano saxophone and piano intoxicated by escape is dedicated to saxophonist, Giovanni De Luca. Duration: circa 12 minutes   Programme Note: The quietest point Is Just before the storm When Intoxicated by escape The beast emerges Marc Yeats ©2005 Although the title for this piece is taken from a poem of…
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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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