Chamber music and songs

What I Was Going To Say Was

For cello quintet | Written in 2018 | Duration: 7 minutes

The score and parts are available on eBay. Both this and the next piece are for five cellos.

Rendezvous

For cello quintet | Written in 2017 | Duration: 6 minutes

Rendezvous was written for a fundraising concert for Suffolk Refugee Support (suffolkrefugee.org.uk). You can buy the score and parts on eBay.

Out of the Loop

For alto flute | Written in 2011 | Duration: c.20 minutes

A suite in five movements for alto flute, lasting about twenty minutes. The score is available to buy on eBay.

U-Bahn

For violin and two violas | Written in 2010 | Duration: c.16 minutes

This piece was commissioned by David Eugene Webb. Please contact me if you would like to buy a copy of the score and parts.

Return Again

For string quartet | Written in 2009 | Duration: c. 6 minutes

A quiet, intense piece for string quartet. The score and parts are available to buy on eBay.

 

When Laura Smiles

For mezzo-soprano and piano | Written in 2009 | Duration: c. 5 minutes

A setting of ‘When Laura Smiles’ by Philip Rosseter, which first appeared in the Book of Ayres which he co-produced with Thomas Campion in 1601. Please contact me if you would like to buy a copy of the score.

Rebel Amendment

For violin and piano | Written in 2008 | Duration: c. 6 minutes

This piece was commissioned by Catherine Fox and Merel van der Knoop and first performed by them on 7 December 2008 at the Foundling Museum, London. Print off the score and violin part here.

Invention Lines 1

For two tenor recorders | Written in 2003 | Duration: c. 4 minutes

Invention Lines 1 was written for two tenor recorders, but can be played (or sung wordlessly) by any pair of high-pitched instruments. The range is Middle C to the B-flat nearly two octaves higher, which for most instruments is the soprano/treble range. You can print off the score for free.

I Syng of a Mayden

For soprano and chamber ensemble | Written in 2001 | Duration: c. 6 minutes

This piece is for soprano, harpsichord, treble recorder, violin, and bass viol or cello. It is a setting of an anonymous 15th-century poem, and was commissioned by the Loki Ensemble and first performed by them on 1 December 2001 in All Saints Church, Kingston upon Thames. Please contact me if you would like to buy the score and parts.

Folksong Suite

For string quartet | Written in 1998 | Duration: c. 5 minutes

An arrangement of four European folksongs: two from England, and one each from Ireland and Hungary. It was first performed on 21 June 1999 in Snape church, Suffolk, and was published in 2002 by SJ Music. Please visit their website for details on how to order the score and parts.

Square Circuit

For tenor horn and percussion | Written in 1998 | Duration: c. 9 minutes

Print off the score for free.

Cross-section

For saxophone quartet | Written in 1997 | Duration: c.10 minutes

Published by June Emerson Wind Music in 2004. Please visit their website for details on how to order this piece.

“Musical ideas are interspersed amongst the quartet like the ball at a football match but the result is a rewarding work to perform requiring good group work. A pleasing addition to the repertoire”. (‘Wood-notes’, Association of Woodwind Teachers, vol.21, March 2005).

The Yare at Night

For viola duet | Written in 1994 | Duration: c. 4 minutes

The Yare rises in the county of Norfolk, England, and flows east into the North Sea, passing south of the city of Norwich on its way. Further on it enters Breydon Water, before flowing into the sea at Great Yarmouth. Breydon Water is a lake on the edge of Halvergate Marshes, a vast area of marshland that used to be an estuary before it silted up. Standing by the river at night, in the middle of the Marshes, all you can see are the lights of distant houses and farms, and all you hear is the gentle rush of the river through the reeds.

You can print off the score for free.