323 This was a piece from the 80’s experimenting with number based music so the structure, chords and patterns are all based on….
A Jig in the Ship for Strings this lively piece is an arrangement of a piano piece, which I wrote in the Ship pub in Anstruther. It is a happy piece throughout. At the moment the piece does not have any directions. Which I will one day put in. Treat it as a you would a Baroque piece.
Bach Experiment, an extension of an original theme by Bach. Written for a string group in Kirriemuir. This folder contains a number of different arrangements including a 5 viola version.
Betramka’s Garden I wrote this on a visit to the so called Mozart’s House in Prague. When I got there, a dispute mean’t that the house was completely empty of all furniture. So after a quick look I sat in the garden and wrote a piece of music. My main impression was of still heat, tall old trees and the sound of insects.
Canon 16 Basse dance my 16th canon based on a basse dance from the 16th century.
Canon 19 East Neuk Canon, just a canon for string quintet or 5 violins, if you want it arranged for anything else, let me know.
Christmas Song string version This was one of two pieces written for school Christmas shows. This was the one used.
Christmas Song two This is the second one, which is more difficult.
Christmas Suite for Strings, a collection of string arrangements in various forms of Christmas Carols originally written for piano. They are suitable for school groups.
Cow and Cat Suite Viola and Piano version score an arrangement of a piano piece.
I was excited by the idea and possibilities of using four lever harps. This was proposed by a Harpist and Teacher that I met at the Dundee Symphony Orchestra. I thought that I could write music with an architectural/three dimensional aural quality and I set about the pieces with this in mind. I also wanted to explore the idea of having the Harps tuned in different keys so that I could juxtapose chords and patterns in different ways.
This piece is very simple and without dynamics at the moment. ie it is a bit of a sketch, so please if you have a go there is a lot of freedom for expression.
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.