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Quercus

For organ | Written in 2012 | Duration: c.15 minutes

Quercus is slower and more reflective than most of my works for organ. These two extracts were recorded by me in St Augustine’s Church, Grove Park, south-east London. The first is from the middle of the piece…

 

… and here’s the ending:

 

Download: Quercus (score)

In te speravi

For organ | Written in 2011 | Duration: c.5 minutes

This piece was commissioned by two friends and first performed at their wedding in Greenwich, London in May 2011.

Download: In te speravi (score)

Modus operandi

For piano | Written in 2010 | Duration: c.8 minutes

Modus operandi is the second piece I’ve written for the pianist Marcus Andrews. It was first performed by him in the Radlett Centre, Radlett, Hertfordshire, in February 2010. The Watford Observer said: “It was a privilege to be at the premiere of this exciting, if brief, work, played with enthusiasm by Marcus Andrews”.

This studio recording, also by Marcus, is from September 2011:

 

Download: Modus operandi (score)

Pianobox

 For piano | Written in 2008 | Duration: c.8 minutes

Pianobox was written for Marcus Andrews and first performed by him in Notting Hill Community Church, London, on 29 January 2009. This is a live recording of that performance:

 

Download: Pianobox (score)

Music For a City Wedding

 For organ | Written in 2006 | Duration: c.3 minutes

This piece was written for two friends and first performed at their wedding in 2006. Recorded here by Julian Collings in St Augustine’s Church, South Kensington, London.

 

Download: Music for a City Wedding (score)

Ba-Doobop

 For piano | Written in 2002 | Duration: 1 minute

When I set out with the aim of writing a piano piece lasting less than a minute, this is what happened:

Download: Ba-Doobop (score)

 

Variations on an English Folksong

For organ | Written in 1998 | Duration: c.15 minutes

This set of variations is based on a folksong collected by the composer E.J. Moeran in Norfolk in 1921. A particularly dark specimen, the folksong tells a story involving unwanted pregnancy, murder and capital punishment. My piece attempts to capture some of the violence and grotesquerie of the story, and explore some of the harmonic and rhythmic ambiguities of the tune as it was transcribed by Moeran.

In 2011 a recording of this piece was released by Navona Records, featuring an arresting performance by the Czech organist Karel Martínek. The recording is on the album ‘Heavy Pedal’ which can be downloaded or streamed from all major digital music retailers; physical CDs can also be purchased.

“Variations on an English Folksong is a similarly intriguing work, manipulating its source material in striking and ingenious ways”. – Allmusic

“Urgently dramatic”. – Gramophone

Download: Variations on an English Folksong (score)

(NB: this is a scan of the manuscript with a big file size: 43MB. Depending on the speed of your connection, it may take a while to download.)