I write music that is accessible, enjoyable to listen to and play, always with original ideas and the occasional challenge. Each piece is inspired by a particular and sometimes quirky idea or scenario.
'Atmospheres' - meditation on a haiku by Hayano Hajin (1676 - 1742):
The charcoal kiln –
A deer watches
The evening smoke.
Birnbeck Pier - a suite for orchestra, telling the story of the old pier at Weston-super-Mare, its heyday, decline, disaster and rebirth:
Scores and parts can be downloaded from my
Publisher's Page on Sheet Music Plus.
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Octet for Wind Band
Dead Cat Bounce:
Bagatelles for Brass Quintet
Whispers of the Garden
Six short pieces inspired by poems of T.S Eliot, Longfellow, Wallace Stevens, Philip Larkin and Oscar Wilde:
The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls
The Newent: five symphonic scenes:
The Onion Fayre
More Orchestral Works
For Joe Meek, 'the Telstar Man', whose childhood home and birthplace is just round the corner from my own house:
The Well-Tempered Orchestra
For my local community orchestra:
... and a song by Vivian Ellis from 'Bless the Bride':