ENSEMBLE/INSTRUMENTAL PIECES

We Will Find (2020)

commissioned by The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestras Live and Essex Music Education Hub, this is a piece for flexible massed grade 4+ youth ensemble (wind, brass, strings, percussion, singers) and a small professional ensemble [1110, 011(/bass tbn)0, perc, strings].

Antfare (2020)

a short fanfare for three trumpets, written for Anthony Thompson

Music for Kazzum Arts (2019)

score for Kazzum Arts fundraising film, written for piano and percussion (drum kit, shakers, congas), engineered and mixed by John Merriman and performed by John, Asher, Nathan and Philip Merriman: https://vimeo.com/375706650

Death Be Not Proud (2018)

for chamber orchestra [1(/pic)1(/cor)11;2100; harp, strings] and soprano soloist – a setting of John Donne’s poem (no. XII of the Holy Sonnets), commissioned by Sinfonia Viva, first performed by Aoife Miskelly and Sinfonia Viva cond. Nicholas Kok at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham.

Death Be Not Proud (2018)

The Dissolute Society: Soldiering On (2018)

an album of original compositions (including text/lyrics) and arrangements of music by Kenny Wheeler and John Taylor, for improvising ensemble (The Dissolute Society): 3 vocalists, 2 trumpets, trombone, violin, viola, cello, piano, synthesisers, drums.

https://babel-label.bandcamp.com/album/soldiering-on

A Call from on High (2017)

for brass quartet (2 trumpets, 2 horns), commissioned by Sinfonia Viva and the Derby Folk Festival. Written in response to and using some of the tunes played by the Derby Cathedral Carillon bells, as well as the Falcons that nest at the top of the Cathedral tower the piece was performed from the Cathedral tower rooftop.

DDSO Variations (2017)

written for Derby and Derbyshire Schools’ Orchestra (DDSO) and Sinfonia Viva [1101, 0110, perc., strings], with the variation movements composed by the young people and members of Sinfonia Viva.