This piece was started in the midsummer concert in the Dreel Halls Anstruther, hence the title. The pictures just give a general background to the piece, they also tell a wee story of the event plus finishing the piece in my favourite drinking hole. The Dreel Tavern. The piece is recorded from the computer but […]
This is the first movement of my Tuba Sonata. I have been reworking it for the last few months and think that it is ok. (not for me to judge). The music is available to download for free at my website www.thewrittennote.co.uk I hope you enjoy it. It was written for a talented Tuba player […]
I wrote the first version of Small Piece 7, around 1990. It had no 4 bar introduction and was a short A B waltz. The main basis for the piece was (ie what kicked it off), was my interest in Major Minor chord switches. In bar 5, which was originally the first bar of the […]
To finish these 3 movements I thought it appropriate to have a little jig. Here is the third movement of my Harp Quartet. As before I played with the juxtaposition of keys in the four harps and just as before, this piece will come alive if played on 4 harps. The tune is designed to […]
This is the second movement of a harp Quartet, that I wrote in 2011. (the picture is by Adam Wilson http://www.flickr.com/people/adamwilson/) The piece is for 4 lever harps arranged in a circle with the audience around them. This particular recording is sadly off the computer, and as such does not give you the 3D effect […]
This is the first movement of my Harp Quartet suite for 4 lever harps. White refers to the local fogs which come off the sea during warmer weather and are known as the “haar”. As in the following movements I have taken care to create a 3D sound world throughout the piece, with the sound […]
This is another exercise in minimalism, I remember setting out to use as little material as possible. I also wanted to play with the expectations of the listener as well. It is recorded using binaural technique, so use headphones for best result. If you wish to play the piece yourself then please go to www.thewrittennote.co.uk […]
This recording is only supposed to give you an idea of the piece which is difficult, as you will hear my playing is fairly appalling, I will attempt a better version when I have more time. Subtitled Joyce’s choice, as my wife liked this one back in the 90’s when it was written. This one […]
This piece is in C sharp major, that mysterious key with 7 sharps. It is recorded with binaural microphones, so use headphones for best effect. If you wish a written copy of the piece or any of the pieces on YouTube, then go to my website www.thewrittennote.co.uk for free pdf file. Thank you for listening.
Small Piece 7 is a fast little waltz, that I returned to in Small Piece 11.