The Adventures of Dilly and his Toy Kangaroo, 2019
A short work for large orchestra, with fun and vibrant orchestration of a main theme, accompanied by more reflective passages.
Uncovering the Past, 2018
This orchestral track was written to accompany a video by Virtronix Ltd. capturing a community archaeological dig in Aylsham, Norfolk, UK from the skies.
Flight of the Huntsman, 2018
A short work for large orchestra; an example for use in a fantasy film or game. The composition is based upon a rhythmic cell in 6/8 which is manipulated and presented in different ways throughout the piece.
Our Eternal Home, 2018
A short orchestral piece to accompany a promotional video for a school in Southampton, using their school hymn 'O God our help in ages past', made by Virtronix Ltd.
Prelude for Horn and Piano, 2018
A short prelude for Horn, written for one of my music teachers.
Allegro in Ternary Form, 2018
A short orchestral work in ternary form. The A section aims to neoclassic in style, with Classical orchestral and techniques, while the B section employs a larger orchestration and a contrasting shift in tonality.
Standing Ovation, 2017
This 30-second orchestral fanfare was a winner of the annual Royal Opera House fanfare composition competition. The brief stated to use two or more famous themes from operas, from which I chose Toreador Song from Carmen, and Queen of the Night from The Magic Flute. Due to the nature of the piece, it uses a rather brass heavy orchestration. This recording is by the Royal Opera House orchestra conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, director of music at the opera house.
O Magnum Mysterium, 2015
O Magnum Mysterium translates to 'O Great Mystery' and was historically a Gregorian responsial chant sung at Christmas. My SATB setting of this piece was inspired by Morten Lauridsen's setting, aiming to create warmth with the subtle dissonant harmonic embellishments used. Initially composed for a school concert, I later conducted this in Birmingham Town Hall as part of a 'Music for Youth' competition. This particular recording is performed by the Southwest University Baptist Singers, from Missouri, U.S.
Autumnal Depiction, 2016
This is a calming prelude for flute with piano accompaniment, reminiscent of autumn days. This first read-through is performed by the flautist Daniel Ephgrave.
1666 Overture, 2017
A short orchestral overture depicting the stages of the Great Fire of London. The first section aims to represent the daily life of 17th century London, while the middle two sections depict the chaos and destruction of the fire, concluding with the aftermath of the fire.
Angel Grove Retro Review Theme, 2017
This is my orchestration and arrangement of the Power Rangers theme song, commissioned by the Angel Grove Retro Review podcast and radio show. The second track below is sampled in an 8-bit format which the show use for a more nostalgic and retro start to their show.
Heroic Film Theme, 2016
This is a piece for a large orchestra, potentially as a cliché 'heroic film theme'. The piece has a powerful theme played by the horns and trombones, with a B section depicting a more romantic theme played by soaring strings at the climax.
Magic Theme, 2016
An orchestral work based for a school project, based on the brief of 'magic'. The orchestral makes use of the glockenspiel, harp, piccolo and celeste for a colourful and magical feel.
Baroquian Homage, 2016
A short piece for sting quintet and harpsichord. Written somewhat in the style of baroque polyphony, just without following the rules of counterpoint!
Anima Nostra, 2016
A secular choral piece to a latin translation of the poem Hope by Joseph Addison. Performed in Birmingham Town Hall, July 2016
Variations on 'Down by the Salley Gardens', 2017
Theme and variations for piano on the traditional folk tune.