Choir / Concert

Music written for live performance by instruments or, especially, recently, voices.

Some recordings/clips

for more on piano pieces, see the separate piano page.

Solo / small ensemble

Little Daylight (pt 1) (2017)
Text from the George MacDonald story
Cl / Bsn / Tpt / Trb / Vln / Cb + Narrator (c. 9m)
Performances: Victoria Rooms, Bristol, 3 March 2018, Bristol New Music Ensemble with Boyan Botev

Frost Diary (2017)
Trio

In the ghostly dawn (2016)
Vibraphone
Workshop with Trevor Bartlett (Sticks and Strings) June 1 2016

Bagatelle (2016)
Wind Quintet (2m)

“let no calamity”: 2 Romances & Interlude for oboe and piano (2015)
Oboe and piano

Easter Garden (2015)
Piano Quintet (5m)
Performances: St. George’s Bristol 20 September 2015, members of the Bristol Ensemble conducted by John Pickard

The Fox, on a Winter’s Night (2014)
Soprano Saxophone and piano (7m)
Performances: Victoria Rooms, Bristol, 11 January 2015 by Andy Keenan and Steven Kings

The Woodpigeon presiding over the entire garden (after Saint-Saens) (2014)
Bb clarinet and two pianos
Performances: St. George’s Bristol, 7 September 2014, members of the Bristol Ensemble conducted by John Pickard

You found me (2013)
Viola (2m45)
Performances: Victoria Rooms, Bristol, 19 December 2013, Matthew Olyver

String Quartet (2014)
Incorporating Speech (12m)
Workshop with The Brodowski Quartet January 2014, Victoria Rooms, Bristol

Rhapsody (2013)
Soprano saxophone (3m)
Performances: Victoria Rooms, Bristol, 26 February 2014, Katherine Williams

Speech (2013)
String quartet (5m)

Performances: 24 November 2013, The Bristol Ensemble, Royal West of England Academy of Arts

 

Large ensemble

Sarabande for Strings (November 2016)

Christmas Music and Coda (2015/16)

Largo (2015)
String orchestra (8m)

Passacaglia (2015)
String orchestra (7m)

The Shepherds (2012)
Oboe and string orchestra

Piece for Orchestra (2008)

The Princess (for string orchestra + solo flute, bassoon) (2006 arr. 2007)

 

Voice/Choral

Tell, O Shepherds (November 2017)
Christmas carol, SATB

between in God’s eternity (June 2017)
Schola/female choir 3-part (10m)
* Commissioned by The Brigstow Institute as part of Sound and Silence in the Ecology of Bristol Cathedral
Performances: The Station, Bristol, 23 October 2017 by Bristol University Schola Cantorum conducted by Emma Hornby; St Paul’s Church, Bristol 22 November 2017

Missa Brevis (2017) (incorporating Kyrie)
Female choir SSAA div. (16m)
Performances: St Paul’s Church, Bristol, 28 March 2018 Bristol University Schola Cantorum conducted by Emma Hornby

In Autumn / In February / An Unmarked Festival (November 2016)
2-part, female voices

Kyrie (October 2016) (5m)  (included in Missa Brev)
Female choir SSAA div.

Aphorisms: A heart under a stone (September 2016)
Schola/female choir 2-part (7m)
Performances: St Paul’s Church, Bristol, 23 November 2016 Bristol University Schola Cantorum conducted by Emma Hornby

Her breast is fit for pearls / Renouncement / Madonna of the Evening Flowers (2016)
Soprano and piano

To My Excellent Lucasia, On Our Friendship (2015)
SSAA

Six Texts from ‘The Man Who Was Thursday’ (2015) (~12-13m?)
SATB

Blackbird (2015)
Oboe, vibraphone, soprano singer (7m)
Performances: Victoria Rooms, Bristol 23 April 2015, by Corey Moore, Harim Oh, Omri Tau

Song of the night at day-break (2015)
SSAA

‘a strange and vivid value’ (2015)  [[included in Six Texts…Thursday]]
SATB

Christmas Night (2014)
SSATBB 

Easter night (2014)
SSAA

Renouncement (2014) * (revised 2016)

Ash Wednesday (2014)
Female choir 2-part (12m)
Performances: (of part 1) Victoria Rooms, Bristol, 10 January 2015, Bristol Schola Cantorum conducted by Emma Hornby 

Poppies and Rye (2013)
SSAA (2m25)
Revised 2017 for SSAT
Performances: 16 December 2017, Tyndale Baptist Church by members of Sing Clifton

The Jacobite (2012)
Poem by Thomas Babbington Lord Macaulay. For baritone (/alto) and piano.

Ye Who Have Scorned Each Other (2012)
Christmas poem by Charles MacKay.  (CT CT T Bar Bar B)

Birthright (2007-8)
Poem by John Drinkwater.  Six voices and viola.