This is my version of a Ho Down, written for Hugh behind the bar in the Masonic Pub many years ago. Here are also a few arrangments
Various arrangements of La Folia. This piece is a set of chords, possible first appearing in an opera in 1668. Here are versions for Duet, Trio, and Quartet, including a version originally written for a group at the Reed School in Surrey.
is a little fantasy for viola and piano. Slow and contemplative. Built on a Rondo form.
This is a set of Burns tunes with slight arrangement for Violin and Viola.
I wrote this piece for a piano pupil who appreciates my music. The piece is here in its original form and a small additional arrangement. It is built over a falling sequential ground.
This is the original idea and scoring.
This version adds more to the mix. There is also a solo piano version.
I wrote this a long time ago in another age, when I was in college. It was based on a set of Haiku poems written as the sun came up, with observations on the sounds of the waking world. It is scored for Baritone, 3 solo instruments and 4 strings. Who represent the rising sun with a rising dischord that resolves in the end.
Open String Canon is an extension of the patterns that I use as warm ups with my pupils. They can be used in any combination. But here are some that I have put together for use in the past.
A short version,
Open String Canon Revisited, this is a harder version with divisions down to the semi quaver. More Pachelbel like.
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.