Grounds

‘Grounds‘ is a new concertino for oboe and string orchestra. The three short movements are based on different ground bases which develop into increasingly florid and passionate music.

Time and Again

‘Time and Again – A Toccata for Orchestra’ is a new piece, fast and furious for four and a half minutes. The title comes from a fitful, many-times-repeated melody which appears across contrasting instrumental guises throughout. Hear it...

A Walk with Ingres’ Wife

A just-rewritten movement for brass quintet (2 trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba). The title comes from an essay On the Exploitation of Vulgarity (1914) by the artist Wyndham Lewis in which he quotes a story about the French painter Ingres: “When an ugly or uncomely...

It Takes Two

Take Two is a new short, sharp (2’30”) showpiece for two guitars. Music is available from me and can be heard on Soundcloud!

Last Wave

Just finished rewriting ‘The Seafarer’, the last and only unperformed one of my trilogy of sea pieces (‘Sea Symphony’, ‘Voices from the Sea’). This large-scale piece is for tenor, choir and chamber orchestra and uses words from the Anglo-Saxon poem ‘The Seafarer’ and...

Early Bird

My first string quartet (written in 1976) has just appeared on YouTube in a video made earlier this year. More recently I wrote ‘Fuzon’ for string quartet which is also on...