Called after a local chap who was standing next to me in the Boat Pub (may it rest in peace). While I wrote the piece. I also fully extended the jig into a Wind Quartet piece.
I wrote this after quizzing a chemist friend about how electrons worked in metal and this is my response to his answer. What I tried to do was show how E’s (literally, and figuratively for electrons). Would start in one piece and travel through to another half of the piece, and how that could sound in a jig.
Dedicated to Ian Anderson, this piece is a result of discussions about how Flamenco guitar music works, this is not mean’t to be a perfect summation but rather a picking and mixing of my music and flamenco in the chosen medium of Baroque ish chaconne.
Second in the series, this piece is for my friend Chris, or Sky Tusk, who chose the key and is shown in the character of the piece.
A more modern look at the mixing of ideas, more free and fantasy like. The computer does not give it justice.
First try at a full fugue, it has been altered and corrected a few times. It should be ok now.
This was written when working many years ago in Reeds Boys School in Surrey. It was written without bar lines, and then I added them back in to show the stress of each phrase. A bit tricky to play but rewarding.
This fugue was an attempt to write a fugue that all the main voices come in with the theme in the same key. I think it works. This is tricky to play. There is also a string quartet version.
Originally written for Percussion and violin, here is the piano version. To write a piece that is Happy without being boring or childish.
Here are some of my compositions, sorted out into Instruments and groups of Instruments. Click on any image below to go to the corresponding page.