works

Marc Yeats - Composer

Colour Songs Mashups 1-3 (2011)

Colour Songs (2003) Mashed up with dance tracks originally created with a creative bursary from the Scottish Arts Council (2008) Colour Songs originals: 35 mins. for soprano, flute (alto, piccolo), Bass Clarinet, (Clarinet), VLn, Vla, Vc. Performed by illegal harmony for recording. 5 songs – Weathers, You Must Never Go Against The Sun, The Colours…
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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 spelt 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)

For piano. Duration: 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 (2000-2001)

October Pieces are an extensive series of solo piano pieces composed of the same musical material. The pieces are designed to stand on their own, be played in full as a complete cycle, or to be combined into smaller collections of pieces at the pianist’s discretion. October Piece No.1, 3:40″ October 2000 to Kathy Stott;…
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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 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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Bird Box (2010)

reconstructed piccolo: all the sounds in this work are realisations of extracted and digitally treated sounds all derived from the piccolo.  

Paternoster (2010)

Paternoster is a new work composed from an original field recording, recorded by German field recordist and sound artist Marcus Kuerten. As Marcus wrote to me “The location recording contains the sound material of a paternoster ride; very rare and unique material of warm, industrial sounds of an efficient but antiquated vehicle with definite and…
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movement towards (2004) remix 2010

Commissioned by An Tuireann Art Centre with subsidy from the Scottish Arts Council. Stillness in Movement was specially commissioned to form part of an instillation with nine oil paintings created by Marc Yeats. The music is recorded onto CD and was played continually throughout the duration of the exhibition (2nd. October – 12th November 2004)…
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movement from (2004) remix 2010

Commissioned by An Tuireann Art Centre with subsidy from the Scottish Arts Council. Stillness in Movement was specially commissioned to form part of an instillation with nine oil paintings created by Marc Yeats. The music is recorded onto CD and was played continually throughout the duration of the exhibition (2nd. October – 12th November 2004)…
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Responsoria (2010)

Cerberus (2008)

Cerberus (2008) acoustic multi-track For four trombones (bass trombone and three tenor trombones) and percussion. Studio version for three pre-recorded tenor trombones plus pre-recorded bass trombone with digital percussion. Duration: 15 minutes Commissioned and recorded by Dirk Amrein. Note: Due to an upgrade in computer systems some years ago, this work is awaiting reformatting and…
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Songs from the abattoir

Songs from the abattoir (Atavus album- 2006) acoustic multi-track For clarinets and cellos (low strings) featuring Alison Waller (clarients) and Su-a-Lee (cellos). Multitracked and engineered by Marc Yeats. This piece is designed for CD listening and not acoustic performance. Duration: 13.24

Siren Song (2006)

For three sopranos, three alto flutes and sound environment featuring Natalie Raybould (voice) and Carla Rees (alto flutes). Sound environment also composed and engineered by Marc Yeats. This piece is designed for CD listening and not acoustic performance. Duration: 13.58

‘On a Theme of Hermes’ (2011)

‘On a Theme of Hermes’ (2011) will launch in late May 2012 in Poole, Dorset; in June around the Bristol Floating Harbour; and in early July in Wroclaw, Poland. Our delivery partners are the Arts Unit, Poole Borough Council; Hamworthy Library, Poole; the Lighthouse Poole; MShed Bristol; Arnolfini; the Bristol Ensemble; the Electrostatic Festival; the…
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Crowded Rooms (2011)

Whiz King (2002)

For large ensemble: piccolo, oboe, clarinet in Bb doubling bass clarinet, contra bassoon, horn in F, trumpet in C, bass trombone, percussion (3), honky-tonk piano, electric organ, strings: 3,3,2,2,1 (players) (min. 1,1,1,1,1). Duration: 15 minutes. Note: Due to an upgrade in computer systems some years ago, this work is awaiting reformatting and is currently unavailable.

worship of the oak (2011)

For piano trio (violin, violoncello and piano). Duration circa. 21 minutes. Dedicated to the Aquinas Piano Trio. Premiere: The Aquinas Piano Trio, lunchtime concert at The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, The Martin Harris Centre, Manchetser University as part of Manchester Pride Classical Concert Series 20th August 2012

TLOS (August 2011)

Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano. Duration 14 minutes. Dedicated to Gordon Crosse.

θραύσμα (2011)

θραύσμα (fragment) for solo guitar | Duration: 1 minute | Premiered by Michael Black, November 2011. London.

Metaphors of Battle and Conquest (1999)

9 mins solo alto saxophone Commissioned by Kathryn Stott for Federico Mondelci. Premiere – mixing it – Bromsgrove Festival 2000