works

Marc Yeats - Composer

obscure sorrows (2019)

Duo for clarinet (doubling Bass Drum) and violin. Clarinet: Gleb KanasevichViolin: Daniele Colombo Programme note: This piece is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition. It has been created by combining materials from liquid music (2017) for solo B-flat clarinet and materials from cutouts (2014) for violin. The addition of a bass drum, played by the clarinettist, brings…
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The Shape Distance [9] (2013)

the shape distance are a series of (initially) seven pieces constructed somewhat akin to ‘Russian Dolls’ in that each contains the same or similar core material that is ‘enclosed’ by other layers of material. The core music is represented by two solo pieces that although composed in isolation contain strongly related material. the shape distance [9]…
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[…] 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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Cutouts for Ensemble (2019)

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: cut•out (ˈkʌtˌaʊt)  n. 1. something cut out from something else, as a pattern cut out or intended to be cut out of paper. 2. a valve in the exhaust pipe of an internal combustion engine, which when open permits the engine to exhaust directly into the air. 3. an act or instance of cutting out. 4. Slang. an intermediary, as in espionage. 5. a device for the manual or automatic interruption of electric current. 6. a usu. discontinued record album that is for sale at a discount.…
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cold kitchen hill (2019)

Cold Kitchen Hill is an area of chalk upland directly north of Kingston Deverill in the county parish of Brixton Deverill, Wiltshire. Any or no relationship between the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion of the composer and the listener. cold kitchen hill is dedicated to my friend and colleague, Ian…
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pulviscular observation (2019)

pulviscular observation is an 11-minute piece for double string quartet. Recordings were made with the Karski Quartet and the Viridis Quartet at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester (RNCM) on the 15th March 2019 with the support of Larry Goves, senior composition lecturer at the RNCM. ‘pulviscular observation’ is composed primarily of the material…
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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. Recordings were made with the Karski Quartet and the Viridis Quartet at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester (RNCM) on the 15th March 2019 with the support of Larry Goves, senior composition lecturer at…
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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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observation 1.8 [easton woods] 2017

observation 1.8 for bass recorder, oboe and violin | 12.30 minutes duration | dedicated to Sylvia Hinz observation 1.8 is a continuation of a compositional journey began as Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory [a SPUD project] in 2015 during which time I composed 2, site-specifically inspired string quartets. observation 1 and 2 across two residency locations…
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liquid music (2017)

For B flat clarinet | Duration: circa 14 minutes | Dedicated to Gleb Kanasevich liquid music is full of cross-references, development and variants of its material held together by a fabric of rhythmic units permeating the work as a whole. It was conceived and should be performed as a stream of consciousness; a single seldom interrupted…
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observation 5 [perpendicular music] for string quartet | 2016

observation 5 for string quartet | Duration circa 18.30 minutes | Dedicated to Gordon Crosse on his 80th. Birthday. observation quartets 4 and 5 are a continuation of a compositional journey began as Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory [a SPUD project] in 2015 during which time I composed 2, site-specifically inspired string quartets. observation 1 and…
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observation 4 [easton bavents] for string quartet | 2016

observation quartets 4 | duration: 17 minutes | Dedicated to my friend and colleague, Mic Spencer observation quartets 4 and 5 are a continuation of a compositional journey began as Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory [a SPUD project] in 2015 during which time I composed 2, site-specifically inspired string quartets. observation 1 and 2 across two residency…
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observation 7 [gander down] 2016

for piccolo, oboe, trumpet in C, Horn in F, viola, double bass and percussion [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 [or a…
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observation 6 [fawley down] 2016

observation 6: for piccolo, soprano saxophone, piano and percussion | duration 12.30 minutes | dedicated to Ensemble Suono Giallo Commissioned by Ensemble Suono Giallo, premiered on the opening night concert of the Il Suono Young Composers’ Academy by Ensemble Suono Giallo, Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 7 pm, Scuola Comunale di Musica “Giacomo Puccini”, Città di…
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observation 3 [salt hill] 2016

observation three | for double string quartet and double bass | Studio recording with zero theorem | duration 15 minutes Dedicated to my friend, the composer Neil March 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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an uncomfortable condition [2016]

For Flute, 2 violins, viola, violoncello and double bass | duration 12 minutes | dedicated to Grainne Mulvey an uncomfortable condition is commissioned by La Côte Flûte Festival 2016.  It received its first performance with ‘zero theorem’: Carla Rees [flute] Minsi Yang Johnson & Nuno Carapina, violins, Stephen Upshaw, viola, Patrick Tapio Johnson, cello and…
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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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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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witch marks [2016]

for double bass | dedicated to ‪Svetozar Vujic‬ | circa 3 minutes in duration. programme note: According to witch-hunters during the height of the witch trials, the witches’ mark (not to be confused with a witches’ teat) indicated that an individual was a witch. The witches’ mark and the devil’s mark are both terms applied to…
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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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observation 1.7.5 [2015]

Trio for open-holed or kingma system quartertone alto flute, bassoon and violin Written for Rarescale and dedicated to Charles Morgan Lines | duration circa 7 minutes Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory: 4 site-specifically inspired string quartets across four residency locations in two years: As a composer and painter, I have a deeply held interest in the…
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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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observation 1.7 [longwood warren] for flute oboe [violin] [2015]

observation 1.7 for flute and oboe [duo] with optional violin [trio] | duration 12.40 | dedicated to Ben Opie observation 1.7 is designed to be two pieces within one; a duo for flute and oboe or a trio for flute, oboe and violin using the same parts for flute and oboe in both duo and…
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observation 2 (oxey marsh) 2015

observation two for string quartet | circa 16 minutes in duration | dedicated to John McLeod “Honoured and proud to be the dedicatee of this extraordinary work by Marc Yeats – one of the UK’s most innovative and gifted composers. Trees are swaying and bending in the breeze in some exotic garden before they start…
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observation 1.6 [old winchester hill] 2015

observation 1.6 [old winchester hill] for 2 violins and piano; duration circa 11.30 minutes. Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory: 4 site-specifically inspired string quartets across four residency locations in two years: As a composer and painter I have a deeply held interest in the psychological and perceptual / emotional / intuitive associations between these two media…
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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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