works

Marc Yeats - Composer

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

ERIS (2011)

Duet for flute and viola. Commissioned by Manchester Pride Chamber Concert Series. Premiere recording of ERIS for flute and viola, performed by Kevin Gowland (flute) and David Aspin (viola). Concert series produced by Les Pratt. The premiere took place at the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall in Manchester University on the 23rd. August 2011. Eris (Greek…
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Prorrhesis (March 2011)

Tenor trombone (player to be seated) and 2 differently pitched bass drums both operated by foot-pedal. Duration circa 13 minutes. Commissioned by Dirk Amrein. First performance May 2011 – International Trombone Conference – Brazil. Prorrhesis has been composed of a particular composition and performance aesthetic. Some of the music contained in this score is intentionally impossible…
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Farben Studie: for small ensemble (2011)

Commissioned by Ensemble Amorpha. First performance British Film Institute, London, 1st. December 2011 For tenor recorder doubling descant, oboe, clarinet in Bb, vibraphone, viola, violoncello. Duration 8.5 minutes

The Bone Eating Snot Flower: for recorder quintet (2011)

Commissioned by Consortium 5. Premiere scheduled summer 2011 Instrumentation: Player 1: Ganassi Treble Recorder in G (466Hz) / Ganassi Descant Recorder in C (415Hz) Player 2: Ganassi Treble Recorder in G (466Hz) / Ganassi Descant Recorder in C 415Hz Player 3: Ganassi Treble Recorder in G (466Hz) / Tenor Recorder in C (466Hz) Player 4:…
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schlick’s approximation (2010)

For clarinet, violin and piano. Dedicated to Les Pratt. Commissioned by Manchester Pride to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Samuel Barber. First performance 27th August 2010 – Manchester. schlick’s approximation is performed by Chroma (Stuart King, clarinet; Marcus Barcham-Stevens, violin; Martin Cousin, piano) recorded at the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester on the…
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ōrāre (2009)

ōrāre For bass trombone and piano. Dedicated to Dirk Amrein and Jürg Henneberger. Duration – 14:00. An oracle is a person or agency considered to be a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinion. It may also be a revealed prediction or precognition of the future, from deities, that is spoken through another object or…
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Shadow, and the Moon (2009)

For flute, clarinet, violin, cello, marimba and piano | Dedicated to Errollyn Wallen. Duration – 12:00. ‘shadow and the moon’ was composed in 2009. This is the live premiere recording from St. Peter’s Church, Bournemouth in May 2011. The recording is a little boomy and has coughs and noises from the audience. Like many of…
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Conversational Geometry (2009)

For tenor trombone, amplified acoustic guitar and piano. Dedicated to Dirk Amrein. Duration – 14:00. Swiss Brazil Connection | Premiere performance of Conversational Geometry with Dirk Amrein, Posaune, Maurizio Grandinetti, Gitarrre, Jürg Henneberger, Klavier | Recorded by DRS2 Swiss Radio | Aufnahme Gare du Nord Basel, 17. Dezember 2010 As the title suggests, conversational Geometry…
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Playful Geometry (2009)

For piccolo and piano. Dedicated to Cristina Ledford. Duration – 13:30.

Cerberus (2008)

For four trombones (bass trombone and three tenor trombones) and percussion. Solo version for solo tenor trombone plus pre-recorded bass trombone and tenor trombones 2 – 3 with digital percussion. Duration: 15 minutes Commissioned by Dirk Amrein. Premiered Germany / Switzerland Jan / Feb 2009. Note: Due to an upgrade in computer systems some years…
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Soft Geometry (2008)

  Trio for flute, cello and piano. Commissioned by Expatrio. Duration – 15:00. Premiere – live recording – Buxton Festival, July 23rd. 2009 Duration – 15:00 Adi Calef – Cello Anna Zweck – Flute Fiona Corston – Piano More about Expatrio: www.expatrio.co.uk  

….the other side of air (2008)

For brass quintet: Trumpet 1 in C (mutes: cup mute / straight mute (metal) / harmon mute) | Trumpet 2 in C (mutes: cup mute / straight mute (metal) / harmon mute) | French Horn | Tenor Trombone (mutes: plunger / straight mute (metal) / harmon mute) | Tuba (mutes: straight mute (metal)) Duration –…
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Fallen Angel (2007)

For four bass clarinets and percussion. Duration – 10:00 – Commissioned by The Scottish Clarinet Quartet. Premiere 17th August 08 (percussionist Iain Sandilands) Edinburgh.

Array (2006)

For Clarinet, violin and cello. dedicated to Richard Craig. Premiere: The New York Miniaturist Ensemble, New York, spring 2006 Duration 6 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.

Passions of a Discontented Mind (2005)

18 min. Bass Clarinet Quintet – bcl, vln 1, vln 2, vla,vc. Dedicated to Sarah Watts Note: Due to an upgrade in computer systems some years ago, this work is awaiting reformatting and is currently unavailable.

Journey to Nowhere in Particular (2005)

For Oboe and Piano – duration 13.5 minutes – a virtuoso piece dedicated to Paul Goodey originally composed in 2005 and refreshed in 2014