Vocal

Solo voice and piano

Still Life Supper (2015)

for voice and piano

Duration: 3 minutes

Full score here


Solo voice and other instruments

Full Fathom Five (2016)

for voice and 2 bass viols

An arrangement of the song composed by John Banister

Duration: 2 minutes

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First performed at Malvern Theatres 4 May 2016 with Matthew Venner (countertenor), Ibi Aziz, Sam Stadlen (viola da gamba)

04.05.16MALVERNTheatresSound Affairs
07.05.16HOLYHEADUcheldre CentreSound Affairs
08.07.16YORKEarly Music FestivalSound Affairs
08.11.16OXFORDHolywell Music RoomSound Affairs
09.11.16BATHSpa UniversitySound Affairs
10.11.16CARDIFFRoyal Welsh College of Music & DramaSound Affairs
11.11.16LIVERPOOLCapstone Theatre, Hope UniversitySound Affairs
12.11.16SWANSEATaliesinSound Affairs

Still Life Supper (2013)

for voice, recorder, theorbo, viola da gamba and tambourine

Duration: 3 minutes

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First performed at Forum Theatre, Malvern on 22 March 2013 with James Hall (countertenor), László Rózsa (bass recorder), Jamie Akers (theorbo), Michael Clark (percussion), Ibrahim Aziz (viola da gamba)

22.03.13MALVERNForum TheatreSound Affairs
27.03.13CARDIFFSherman CymruSound Affairs
25.04.13LONDONSouthbank Centre, Purcell RoomSound Affairs
26.04.13MANCHESTERRoyal Northern College of MusicSound Affairs
27.04.13LIVERPOOLUnity TheatreSound Affairs
03.05.13CAERNARFONGaleriSound Affairs
07.05.13CAMBRIDGEMumford TheatreSound Affairs
08.05.13SPALDINGSouth Holland CentreSound Affairs
09.05.13BIRMINGHAMmac (Midlands Arts Centre)Sound Affairs
10.05.13SWANSEATaliesinSound Affairs
17.05.13BRECONTheatr BrycheiniogSound Affairs
14.06.13CHESTERMusic FestivalSound Affairs
11.07.13CHELTENHAMMusic FestivalSound Affairs

Choral

Muse of Fire (2016)

for SATB choir

Duration: c. 7 minutes

Full score here

Full score available from Ty Cerdd

In summer 2015, Ty Cerdd approached me regarding the possibility of writing a new work for the National Youth Choir of Wales to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death,

Rather than using one of Shakespeare’s sonnets as my text, or a speech from one of his plays, I thought it might be interesting to gather together various fragments, or rather metaphors, from his works that contain references to a single theme.

The idea of “fire” seemed to be a rich source and from dozens of quotations, I selected four which spoke to me directly on a number of themes: love, inspiration, destiny and death.

The music for the texts has grown out of my interest in Renaissance vocal music as well as more recent research into the music composed for early productions of Shakespeare’s plays.

First performed by the National Youth Choir of Wales and conductor Paul Mealor at St Mary’s Church, Conwy Classical Music Festival on 29 July 2016

29.07.16CONWYClassical Music FestivalNYCW
30.07.16ABERYSTWYTHMusic FestivalNYCW
31.07.16CARDIFFRWCMD, Dora Stoutzker Hall NYCW

Kyrie (2015)

for SATB choir

Duration: c. 3 minutes

Full score here

First performed by Cardiff University Choir and conductor Robert Fokkens at Cardiff University Concert Hall on 7 December 2015

07.12.15CARDIFFUniversity Concert HallCU Choir
12.12.17CARDIFFUniversity Concert HallCU Choir
23.06.18PENARTHSt Augustine’s ChurchCU Choir

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