Marc Yeats - Composer

Caliban’s Dream (2008)

Solo guitar. Duration – 9:00.  

Tales of Enchantment (2004)

8 mins. bass clarinet solo. Commissioned by Henri Bok. Premiered in Rotterdam Conservatorium, February 2005  

Have Heard This Dialogue for One (2003)

For solo Alto Flute. Commissioned by and dedicated to Carla Rees. Premiere, An Tuireann Art Centre 2003. Duration 12 minutes.  

VOX (2001)

12 mins. for solo bass clarinet. Commissioned by Sarah Watts. Premiere Rotterdam, Holland, 2002 Vox Written in 2001, Vox was commissioned by and written for Sarah Watts who has subsequently performed it worldwide. Vox is a veritable showcase of bass clarinet techniques ranging from using quarter-tones, slip tongue, multiphonics, harmonics, glissandi, portamento, virtuosic rapid playing…
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sturzstrom (2011)

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…
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rhêma (2010)

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

My Blood is as Red as Yours (2008)

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…
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Elysian Fields (2005)

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: Duration: 15…
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The North Sound (2005 – refreshed 2013)

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…
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The Devil’s Day Out (2002)

For Orchestra Instrumentation: 3[1.2/picc1. 3/picc2] 3[1.2.3/cor] 3[1.2/Eb.3/bcl] 3[1.2.3/cbn] – 4 3 3 1 – Harp – Pianoforte (grand) – Timpani+4* – Strings 16 14 12 10 8 Percussion* Set 1: high and low agogo bells, mid and low bongo, high tom-tom, high guiro, high-hat with jingle ring, mark tree, 8 differently pitched wood blocks (as…
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The Anatomy of Water (1998)

For orchestra. Dedicated to Mark Hewitt. Score for purchase and parts for hire from CE Instrumentation:3 Flutes, 3rd. doubling piccolo3 oboes, 3rd. doubling cor anglais3 clarinets in B flat, 3rd. doubling bass clarinet3 bassoons, 3rd. doubling contrabassoon4 horns in F3 trumpets in C2 tenor trombones, bass trombonetubatimpaniPercussion (4)*2 harpspianofortestrings: *Percussion: 1 mid. pitched suspended…
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The Anatomy of Air (1997/2011)

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…
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PAGAN I (1997)

For orchestra. Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 Flutes 2 Oboes, Cor anglais 2 Clarinets in B flat, Bass Clarinet 2 Bassoons, Contrabassoon 4 Horns in F 3 trumpets: Trumpet 1 in C doubling Piccolo Trumpet, 2 Trumpets in C 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone Tuba Timpani Percussion: 4 players Claves, Wood Blocks (high, medium, low), Agogo Bells…
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PAGAN II (1996)

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. Score available for purchase and parts for hire…
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The Round and Square Art of Memory (1999)

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.…
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mad canary (1999)

5 mins. solo piccolo. Premiere – Ingrid Cauliford, Aukland New Zealand 2002.Performance on video by Christina Ledford.    

I See Blue (1995)

I See Blue 14 minutes for orchestra ( – – harp, piano, percussion (1) – 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…
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room (1997)

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…
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pumping iron (1996)

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…
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flute quartet (1994)

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.