18 mins. for flute, violin, viola, cello 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.
For soprano, flute (piccolo), Clarinet (bass clarinet), violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion (xylophone and glockenspiel). | Duration: circa 28 minutes |Dedicated to Jane Yeats Mary, Polly, Sukie, Jack and Jill In composing Mary, Polly, Sukey, Jack and Jill, I wanted to create the opportunity to set several traditional nursery rhymes to my own original music,… Read more
12 mins. for alto flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello and piano. To lewis Mitchell – Premiere, The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen 2002 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.
For Bb clarinet (Eb cl), cello, piano, percussion (1). Duration circa 15 minutes. First performed by the Contempo Ensemble conducted by Mauro Ceccanti, Prato, Tuscany, December 1999. The work was later performed several times by Psappha. Live BBC recording – performed by Psappha at the St. Magnus Festival 2000 “Yeats is largely self-taught, though he has… Read more
18 mins. for Bb clarinet and piano (1996 – 9) 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.
18 mins. for clarinet (bass cl), cello and piano.First performed by the Tokyo Trio, Tokyo City Opera House, November 1997. 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.
sturzstrom has been composed as ‘a landslide event for voices’ meaning the work attempts to depict landmass movement and geological process as found along the ‘Jurassic Coast’ of East Devon and Dorset. Naturally, this depiction is not a scientific reconstruction of these processes in sound; rather, an imaginative response to these forces and outcomes as… Read more
For harpsichord. Commissioned by BBC Radio 3. First performance by Mahan Esfahani, Leeds, October 2010. Subsequent broadcast on BBC Radio 3 scheduled for early 2011 (dedicated to Mahan Esfahani). Duration: circa 10.5 minutes. February 2010
For soprano and baritone soloists, SATB choir and orchestra. Commissioned by the Hallé Orchestra to celebrate World Aids Day 2008. Premiered by The Hallé Orchestra and Hallé Youth Choir, with Roderick Williams and Rebecca Botone as soloists. Conducted by Sir Mark Elder, at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester 1st December 2008. My Blood is as Red… Read more
For orchestra. Dedicated to Nigel Evans. Instrumentation: flute 1, flute 2, flute 3/alto flute 2 oboes, cor anglais 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat 2 bassoon, contrabassoon 4 horns in F 3 trumpets in C 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone tuba harp timpani percussion 1: bass drum Strings: 18.104.22.168.8. Duration: 15… Read more
For orchestra. Dedicated to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies on the occasion of his 70th birthday. flute 1, flute 2/piccolo 1, flute 3/alto flute/piccolo 2 2 oboes, cor anglais 2 clarinets in Bb, bass clarinet in Bb 2 bassoon, contrabassoon 4 horns in F 3 trumpets in Bb 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone tuba 2 harps… Read more
For large chamber orchestra. Commissioned by the St. Magnus Festival. First performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Orkney, June 1997. Instrumentation: 2[1.2/picc] 2[1.2.] 2[1.2/Bcl] 2[1.2/cbn] – 2 2 0 0 – Timp – Strings: 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 minimum. Duration: 18 minutes. This is the revised version of… Read more
For Orchestra. Dedicated to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. First performed by the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Naohiro Totsuka, Tokyo City Opera Concert Hall Tokyo, November 1997. A BBC Radio 3 broadcast with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies took place February 2000. Instrumentation: 3[3 picc]. 3[1.2.3] 3[1.2.3/Bcl] 3[1.2.Cbn] – 4… Read more
The Round and Square Art of Memory for piano and orchestra. Commissioned by the BBC for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Kathryn Stott (piano). 1st performance to take place on 5th Feb. 2000 at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Kathryn Stott (piano), conductor Martyn Brabbins. Dedicated to Kathryn Stott and the BBC Philharmonic.… Read more
I See Blue 14 minutes for orchestra (22.214.171.124 – 126.96.36.199 – harp, piano, percussion (1) – 188.8.131.52.8) Note: I See Blue (1995) My first orchestral work and one of my first professional pieces composed shortly after my attendance at the Hoy Composer’s Summer School on Orkney run by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Sally Beaminsh… Read more
14 minutes for piano. First performed by Richard Casey, Manchester University, February 1998. Imagine what it would be like to be incarcerated in a small, enclosed area, having no contact with the outside world and no hope of escape. The ‘room’ of the title refers to this imaginary space and was the starting point of… Read more
for clarinet, horn, trumpet, piano, harp, 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass | 16 mins. First performed by Psappha, by Paul MacAlindin, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, November 1997. Pumping Iron is about sensation; an almost physical delight in the power of rhythm and dissonance to get inside people and drag them, willingly or… Read more
This work is currently unavailable. 17 minutes duration. For flute, violin, viola and cello. First performed by Alison Mitchell (flute) and members of the Edinburgh String Quartet, broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland, November 1995. Note: This work is no longer available.