COMPOSITIONS

Here rolls the sea

Scoring : Soprano, flute, cello and piano
Date: 2011
Approx Grade Standard: 7-8
Length: 4mins
Description : A setting of a poem by Rabindrinath Tagore, used as an inscription outside the Barn Theatre at Dartington

A life of Sabbaths here beneath

Scoring : Eight part choir SSAATTBB
Date: 2010
Approx Grade Standard: 8+
Length: 6mins
Description : A setting of a poem by Thomas Traherne, Herefordshire mystic and poet

Regis Ethelberti

Scoring : Four part choir SATB
Date: 2010
Approx Grade Standard: 5-6
Length: 4mins
Description : The story of Saint Ethelbert, written for a project about the saints of Hereford

Love Swing

Scoring : Six part choir SSATBB
Date: 2007
Approx Grade Standard: 7-8
Length: 5 mins
Description : A joyful setting of a poem by Kabir

The Darkness of Night

Scoring: Soprano, Piano
Date: 2007
Approx Grade Standard: 8
Length: 5 mins
Description : A setting of a mystical poem by Kabir

Musical Remedies after Bach

Scoring: Flute, Alto Sax, Trumpet, Voice, Piano, Bass, Drums
Date: 2004
Approx Grade Standard: 8+
Length: 150 mins
Description: Thirty-eight pieces based on the moods of the Bach Flower Remedies. The set includes pieces for flute, alto sax and trumpet, along with rhythm section of piano bass and drums. Ten Remedies are songs with lyrics by Harriet Edwards. Some of the trumpet pieces have been re-written in the summer of 2009

Seasons of Zen Spirit

Scoring: Tenor, flute and piano
Date: 2004
Approx Grade Standard: 8+
Length: 36 mins
Description: Cycle of four pieces reflecting the seasons of the year through short Zen poems. Extended and quite difficult flute part reflects on concise vocal part. Piano accompaniment uses some strumming strings techniques. First performed July 2004.

How we built the Priory

Scoring: Incidental music for play written by Ian Sorley
Date: 2003
Approx Grade Standard: 5
Length: c.24 mins
Description: Series of short pieces used as linking and scene setting music for play, plus an original song. Three performances in November 2003. DVD recording available.

God's Grandeur

Scoring: Eight part unaccompanied choir (SSAATTBB)
Date: 2003, revised 2007
Approx Grade Standard: 8
Length: 5 mins
Description: An eight part unaccompanied setting of the famous poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Inspired by hearing the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.

Kanizsa

Scoring: Piano solo
Date: 2001
Approx Grade Standard: 8+
Length: 6 mins
Description: Moderately difficult piece written for Sam Haywood who gave the first performance at the Leominster Festival in 2001.

Timetravel: Lemster�s Milenium of Musicke

Scoring: SATB choir, accompanied by wind band with keyboard
Date: 2000
Approx Grade Standard: 5-7
Length: 18 mins
Description: Commissioned for Millennium BBC Music Live day in May 2000. Performed by a community choir and band as part of a large scale community event. Video and audio recording available.

Globetrotters Ball

Scoring: Dance theatre piece scored for flutes, violins, trumpets, sax, trumpet, piano and percussion
Date: 1999-2000
Approx Grade Standard: 6-7
Length: 65 mins
Description: A series of seven separate pieces written for production at Hereford Courtyard Theatre in April 2000. Six performances.

Infinite Fragments

Scoring: Piano solo
Date: 1998
Approx Grade Standard: 8
Length: 9 mins
Description: Fourteen short fragments for piano using various extended techniques. Performer decides order of fragments. First performed by Joanna MacGregor in Leominster (1998) and later by Sam Haywood (2003).

Infinite Spiral I

Scoring: Piano deut
Date: 1997-8
Approx Grade Standard: 8
Length: 6 mins
Description: Single movement piece based on Norgard�s Infinity series. First performed in a concert at the Lion Ballroom in 1998, and subsequently in the Leominster Festival of 2003.

Honey Bear

Scoring: Soprano, clarinet, cello, piano and percussion
Date: 1997
Approx Grade Standard: 8
Length: 5 mins
Description: Fun but moderately difficult setting of light hearted poem by Eleanor Farjeon. Workshopped by Jane Manning and ensemble at COMA summer school in 1997.

Inner Light

Scoring: String trio
Date: 1997
Approx Grade Standard: 8+
Length: 13 mins
Description: Modal theme and variations commissioned for the opening of the Lion Ballroom in Leominster in 1997 and performed there by the Beethoven String Trio of London. Later performed by the Belgravia Ensemble.

Still Waters

Scoring: Flute, clarinet, horn, bassoon, viola and cello
Date: 1997
Approx Grade Standard: 5-6
Length: 5 mins
Description: Single movement reflective piece written for COMA, and played by ensemble at summer school in 1997.

In the beginning

Scoring: Two part high voice with piano accompaniment
Date: 1996
Approx Grade Standard: 5
Length: 3 mins
Description: Religious pop song written in memory of Emma Lloyd and performed by the Leominster Schools Choir.

Gebrochene Schonheit

Scoring: String quartet
Date: 1996
Approx Grade Standard: 7
Length: 4 mins
Description: Reflective piece written in memory of Paul Servis and performed at his memorial concert in July 1997.

Beyond the seventh day

Scoring: String quartet
Date: 1996
Approx Grade Standard: 6
Length: 7-15 mins
Description: Modal and tonal sections, aleatoric elements with performers making major decisions about performance. Workshopped by Bingham String Quartet at COMA summer school 1996.

Awaking in Heaven

Scoring: Baritone and piano
Date: 1995
Approx Grade Standard: 7
Length: 13 mins
Description: Three settings of poems by the English C17 mystic Thomas Traherne. First performed in Saverne, France and subsequently at the Leominster Festival.

The Hobbit Songbook

Scoring: Two part high voice choir with piano accompaniment
Date: 1994-5
Approx Grade Standard: 4
Length: 28 mins
Description: Sixteen settings of poems from Tolkien�s book, sung and recorded by the Leominster Junior School choir. Suitable for 9 � 13 age range, mostly tonal and straight forward. Needs moderately accomplished pianist.

This is the day

Scoring: Song in a popular style
Date: 1994
Approx Grade Standard: 5
Length: 3 mins
Description: Written on COMA summer school. Jazz song with rich harmonies.

The flute of interior time

Scoring: Soprano, flute and 'cello
Date: 1994
Approx Grade Standard: 7
Length: 15 mins
Description: Three settings of poems by the Sufi mystic poet, Kabir. Sparse scoring. First performed at COMA summer school in 1994, subsequently at Leominster Festival.

Five Bagatelles

Scoring: Piano Solo
Date: 1993
Approx Grade Standard: 5-6
Length: 5 mins
Description: Moderately easy modal pieces with interesting rhythmic challenges. Popular with teenagers. Performed several times.

Three Carols

Scoring: Treble voices, recorders, piano and classroom percussion
Date: 1992
Approx Grade Standard: 3
Length: 10 mins
Description: Tonal and tuneful, suitable for schools. One performed several times by Leominster Junior School Choir and broadcast on Classic FM.

Snowdon Songs

Scoring: Mezzo soprano, two clarinets(one doubling bass clarinet), viola, cello and double bass
Date: 1991-2
Approx Grade Standard: 8
Length: 13 mins
Description: Atonal settings of Welsh englynion (short poems) in English translations. First performed as a set at COMA summer school in 1993.

Tai Chi on a rainy day

Scoring: Mezzo soprano, clarinet, viola and cello
Date: 1991
Approx Grade Standard: 8
Length: 4 mins
Description: Quirky tuneful setting of original words inspired by Tai Chi class at Dartington. Tonal with interesting metre changes, written and first performed at Dartington.

The bright field

Scoring: Mezzo soprano, clarinet, viola, cello and double bass
Date: 1991
Approx Grade Standard: 8
Length: 4 mins
Description: Atmospheric setting of mystical poem by R.S.Thomas, mostly atonal but with joyful tonal conclusion.

Winter Walk

Scoring: Descant recorder, violin, piano
Date: 1990
Approx Grade Standard: 5
Length: 5 mins
Description: Immediately appealing tonal piece with some interesting rhythms. Suitable for youngsters of Grade 4-5 standard. Dedicated to memory of Sophie Coghlan.