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.

At Odds Piece This piece has been commercially recorded and is available here It is a Violin and Piano piece, post minimalist.

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.

Piano Pieces A to



This is a piece written after hearing the Carillon played in Amsterdam.

Colours of the Forth

Harp Quartet for four Lever Harps

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.

Colours of the Fourth, White Movement 1 Score

Harp 1     Harp 2    Harp 3      Harp 4 

Colours of the Fourth, Blue Movement 2 Score  

 Harp 1     Harp 2   Harp 3     Harp 4 

Colours of the Fourth, Silver Movement 3 Score

Harp 1     Harp 2     Harp 3     Harp 4  

Harp Piece   

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.


Psaltery Piece for Harp   

This piece came to me as a tune while playing my Psaltery.  Enough said.

Still Piece 1 for Harp 

Another use of the material of Harp piece but a little simpler.

Still Piece 2 for Harp 

This piece is another try at a piece that just calmly exists.

Still Piece 3 for Harp   

This piece was originally written for Guitar but here is a version for harp.


Piece for Psaltery (Harp on a box)

Psaltery Rhyme

Piece grouped by instrument group

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.

Mixed Ensemble
Tuned Percussion
Wind Instruments
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