Composer

Below is a select list of notable works, performances, and prizes in approximate chronological order of composition. I've uploaded some recordings and programme notes here. Please contact me for further information, recordings, notes, or perusal scores.

In addition to my original composition, I have created a number of arrangements, orchestrations, and piano reductions and undertaken considerable work in type-setting and composer assisting. I have worked for several employers, including Faber Music and most frequently the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Please contact me if you are interested in a list of these projects or for examples.

  • Fantasia upon a Pulse
    For string quartet.
    First Performance: Fitzwilliam Quartet, 50th Anniversary Tour, 2019;

  • Thou art a sea without a shore
    For SATBB choir and organ, 2017.
    Commissioned by the Thaxted Festival.
    First Performance: Thaxted Festival 2018; St. John the Baptist, Thaxted;
    Rodolfus Choir; Ralph Allwood, conductor.

  • Looking, Inwards, Out
    For SATB choir and organ, 2017.
    First Performance: Chapel at Churchill College, 29 October 2017;
    Text by John Kinsella.
    Words and music both commissioned to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Chapel at Churchill College.
    29 Oct 2017, (time TBC);

  • Drop, drop slow tears
    For mixed SSATB choir, 2015.
    Commissioned by the 'King's 500' contemporary music festival;
    First performance: 10 October 2015; King's College Chapel; Concanenda (dir. Alexandra Schwinn); with Katie Lodge, trumpet; Tom Etheridge, organ; and Ben Parry, conductor.
    Ben Parry: 'moving and atmospheric ... [the] choral and organ textures are highly imaginative and capture the mood of sorrow perfectly.'

  • In the Bleak Midwinter
    For mixed SATB choir with divisions, 2014.
    First Performances: 4 and 7 December 2014; Selywn College Chapel;
    The Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge; Sarah MacDonald, conductor.

  • Isomorphic Fantasy
    For organ solo: first performance 10 October 2015; John Butt, King's College Chapel.
    For organ duet: first performance October 2014, BIBAC conference.
    For mixed ensemble: first performance 16 February 2013; Britten Sinfonia / Duncan Ward, Conductor.

  • Sierpinski's Triangle
    For solo piano. First performance: June 2014; Kings Lynn Festival; Richard Uttley, piano.
    Andy Tyler, [King's] Lynn News: an 'exciting, inventive piece'.

  • Fugato Fanfare
    For Churchill College Festal Brass, 2014.
    First performances at various college events, 2014.

  • Set Me as a Seal
    For solo voice and piano
    First performance: 1 June 2013; Mark Gotham, baritone; and Alexander Pott, piano.

  • Valediction
    For solo trumpet
    First performance: John Miller, King's College Chapel, 17 March 2013.
    Richard Causton, composer: 'Really beautiful - and a powerful piece of theatre to boot!'.

  • Gloria in Excelsis
    For SSAATTBB choir
    Finalist in the NCEM / Radio 3 / Tallis Scholars Composers Award 2010
    Published by Boreas Music.

  • Utrumne Est Ornatum
    For SSATB choir
    Text by Charles Anthony Silvestri.
    First performance, Sidney Sussex College Choir / David Skinner, 17 February 2013
    Recorded by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury for this video promoting the King's 500 festival, and performed on 10 October, 2015.
    Stephen Cleobury: 'a lovely piece'.

  • Preces and Responses for mens' voices (AATTBB)
    First performances: Ely Cathedral Choir, Ely Cathedral, December 2012.
    Paul Trepte, Director of Music, Ely Cathedral: 'splendid'

  • The Age Old Message of Peace
    For wind orchestra
    First performance, Essex Youth Symphonic Wind Orchestra / Charles Hine, August 2010

  • Nocturnal Dances
    For symphony orchestra
    First performance: Essex Youth Orchestra; Robin Browning, conductor; April 2010.
    Robin Browning: 'a cracking concert opener'

  • Tre Studii
    For solo violin
    First performances: Anya Muston, June 2009, RNCM, Manchester and Montepulciano Festival, Italy.
    RNCM Gold Medal high commendation (the main award available to composers)
    RNCM panel including Paul Driver (The Sunday Times): 'should enter the repertoire immediately'.

  • ATTACCA!
    For Trumpet and Piano
    'a strong sense of rhythmic purpose' (Michael Berkeley).

  • Aphorisms
    For solo piano, 2009
    Rolf Hind, pianist and composer: 'great ... short and pithy'.

  • Opus Trinitatis
    For three trumpets 2008
    Published by Warwick Music (2010)
    Brian Thomson, principal trumpet of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: 'a quality piece of music'.

  • Missa Nuntiorum
    For SSAATTBB choir, 2008
    Winner of the Graham Whettam Prize (2009)

  • Becoming
    For brass quintet, 2008
    Finalist in the John Golland Award (2009)
    Michael Berkeley: 'well heard for the instruments'

  • 'Beautiful Sea' (arrangement of a traditional Chinese melody for voice and string orchestra)
    Broadcast on national Chinese television (October, 2008)

  • Three Pieces for Violin and Piano
    First performance, Aldeburgh Festival (June, 2007)

  • 'Eight Russian Songs' (arrangement for voice and string orchestra)
    First performance, Blenheim Palace (April, 2007)

  • 'Anguish' (from 'Seven Last Words') for solo Organ
    First performance, The London Festival of Contemporary Church Music (May, 2007)