works

Marc Yeats - Composer

corpuscular theory of light [2013]

corpuscular theory of light: instrumentation – clarinet in Bb, soprano saxophone, xylophone. circa 12 minutes in duration. notes: The instrumentalists play independently of each other. Music is cued to begin only or at various points throughout the work. There is no ‘fixed’ synchronisation between the instrumentalists. Whilst the relationship of each instrument is flexibly placed against…
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adam’s grave [clarinet quintet 2013]

adam’s grave instrumentation – clarinet in Bb, violin, viola, cello and harp | circa 12 minutes in duration. Dedicated to my friend David E W Rogers   notes: The instrumentalists play independently of each other. Music is cued to begin only or at various points throughout the work. There is no ‘fixed’ synchronisation between the instrumentalists. Whilst…
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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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uncertainty principle [2013]

uncertainty principle [the shape distance 9] instrumentation: 2 flutes | duration circa 11 minutes. The Shape Distance by Chamber Cartel uncertainty principle extends the recent series 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…
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thought experiments [2013]

Thought experiments [the shape distance 8] instrumentation: flutes 1 + 2 / piano | duration circa 13 minutes. Posthumously dedicated to my friend Bernadette Healy thought experiments extends the recent series of unsynchronised works the shape distance, a series of seven pieces constructed somewhat akin to ‘Russian Dolls’ in that each contains the same or…
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black root [2013]

black root for solo Eb clarinet | dedicated to Markus Wenninger. An entanglement of sounds some of which lie below the surface, out of hearing. Duration: circa 12 minutes black root develops material from the works that preceded it. This follows on from a compositional trend that can be traced back over many years but…
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the shape distance [1] (2013)

the shape distance [1] flute 1 / clarinetDedicated to Adam Starkie 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…
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the shape distance [2] (2013)

the shape distance [2] flute 1 / clarinet / piano Dedicated to Caleb Herron and Chamber Cartel (Atlanta USA) 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…
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the shape distance [3] (2013)

the shape distance [3] flutes 1 / clarinet 1 + 2 / viola / harp / piano Dedicated to Caleb Herron and Chamber Cartel (Atlanta USA) The Shape Distance by Chamber Cartel 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…
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the shape distance [4] (2013)

the shape distance [4] flutes 1 + 2 / harpDedicated to Caleb Herron and Chamber Cartel (Atlanta USA) The Shape Distance by Chamber Cartel 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…
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the shape distance [5] (2013)

the shape distance [5] flutes 1 + 2 / clarinet / viola / percussion (1)Dedicated to Caleb Herron and Chamber Cartel (Atlanta USA) The Shape Distance by Chamber Cartel 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…
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the shape distance [6] (2013)

the shape distance [6] flute 1 / clarinet / harp / percussion (1) Dedicated to Caleb Herron and Chamber Cartel (Atlanta USA) Chamber Cartel premiere recording of Marc Yeats’ ‘the shape distance [6]’ for flute, clarinet, viola, harp and percussion [1] This track does not appear on ‘the shape distance’ CD and download album, but there…
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the shape distance [7] (2013)

the shape distance [7] flutes 1 + 2 / clarinet / viola / harp / piano / percussion (1)Dedicated to Caleb Herron and Chamber Cartel (Atlanta USA) The Shape Distance by Chamber Cartel the shape distance are a series of [initially] seven pieces constructed somewhat akin to ‘Russian Dolls’ in that each contains the same or similar…
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hȳran for solo viola [2013]

This 2020 performance of hȳran, given by the dedicatee, Stephen Upshaw is kindly provided by James Layton and the ‘Into the Oceans’ Project. hȳran [premiere: Stephen Upshaw 26th March at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London]dedicated to Stephen Upshaw | Duration: circa 5 minutes. From 6 March to 28 April 2013, Parasol unit foundation…
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logos [2013]

Concerto for violoncello and small ensemble | dedicated to Annemarie Borg and Patrick Tapio Johnson. instrumentation: [8 players] violoncello, oboe clarinet in Bb/bass clarinet in Bb violin viola harp percussion 1: 5 different pitch temple blocks ranging from high to low / 2 differently pitched tam-tams percussion 2: 4 differently pitched suspended cymbals ranging from…
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the golden apple of discord (2013)

the golden apple of discord Instrumentation: Flute Viola Harp. Duration: circa 12 minutes. context: the golden apple of discord is a development [especially through the addition of new material for harp] of the original duo for flute and viola, titled ERIS being the Greek goddess of strife and discord. The Golden Apple of Discord (Greek: μῆλον τῆς Ἔριδος)…
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a theft of cold moisture (2013)

For Flute solo | duration circa. 11 minutes | dedicated to Jenni Hogan A piece that explores aspects of transformation, transmutation and alchemy in sound with a liberal helping of self-referential flux!‘a theft of cold moisture’ continues the journey away from material found in ERIS (flute part) and laterly, ‘lines and distances’ for solo clarinet,…
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quarter-sounds (2012)

For Bass Clarinet | commissioned by Sarah Watts | Duration circa 8.5 minutes Quarter-sounds is published by Metropolis Music Publishers and is available here: quarter-sounds is a study in the use of multiphonics. The piece was commissioned by the bass clarinettist, Sarah Watts to utilise her new multiphonic fingerings within the context of a piece…
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from manuscripts of moving song (2012)

from manuscripts of moving song for string quartet duration: circa 18 minutes Dedicated to the El Bergersen and the Bergersen Quartet from manuscripts of moving song The information below should not imply any programmatic, emotional or imagery treatment within this piece of entirely abstract music. Both title line and later, entire poem were discovered after…
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wenhaston doom (2012)

wenhaston doom for 8 trombones: [1 alto trombone, 5 tenore trombones, 2 bass trombones] duration: circa 8 minutes Dedicated to Gordon Crosse About this score: No conductor is needed to perform this work. The instrumentalists play independently of each other. Music is cued to begin only, with no subsequent ‘fixed’ synchronisation between the parts. All…
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lines and distances (2012)

For solo B flat clarinet | Duration 9.5 minutes | Dedicated to Mark Hewitt Premiered by Markus Wenninger, July 2014, at Benedictine monastery of St.Stephan, Augsburg, Germany.

the need fire (2012)

the need-fire Commissioned by the Pound Arts Trust for the Corsham Festival. First performance by the Hillman Quartet at Hartham Church, Wiltshire on the 19th. October 2012 Need-fire, or Wild-fire (Ger. Notfeuer, O. Ger. nodfyr, Scottish Gaelic tein’-éigin), a term used in folklore to denote a curious superstition which survived in the Scottish Highlands until…
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black bile (2012)

Dedicated to Sylvia Junge | Commissioned by Thumb Ensemble Instrumentation: flute, soprano saxophone, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, tenor trombone, bowed vibraphone, piano, viola, doublebass | Premiere scheduled for February in Birmingham. Duration circa. 14 minutes   PATHOLOGIES OF BLACK BILE The Melancholic humor, or black bile, is the humor most prone to aggravation and pathology.  In…
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strange and artificial echos (2012)

for quartertone alto flute | dedicated to Carla Rees | duration: variable We have also divers strange and artificial echoes, reflecting the voice many times, and as it were tossing it:and some that give back the voice louder than it came; some shriller, and some deeper, yea, some renderingthe voice differing in the letters or…
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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”). NounBehaviour of a system that cannot be predicted by the behaviours of its parts. Duration: circa 9 minutes

pathos (2012)

For solo violoncello | Dedicated to Annemarie Borg for Antara Project | Duration circa 11 minutes   Pathos: plural: patha or pathea; Greek: πάθος, for “suffering” or “experience;” adjectival form: ‘pathetic’ from παθητικός) representsan appeal to the audience’s emotions. Pathos is a communication technique used most often in rhetoric (where it is considered one ofthe…
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ethos (2012)

for solo tenor trombone Dedicated to Dirk Amrein Ethos is a Greek word meaning “character” that is used to describe the guiding beliefs or ideals that characterise a community, nation, or ideology. The Greeks also used this word to refer to the power of music to influence its hearer’s emotions, behaviours, and even morals. Early…
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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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Nanoqueen (2011)

Music for the Nanoqueen (from OPAQUE) – if you like, this is a concert suit of the music for chaos (though it is more hysteria, mania, thought changes, radiating energy, explosive, interrupted, impetuous, and again hysterical) – and of course digital and processed, like the Queen herself. Importantly, towards the latter third of the piece,…
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