I decided that it is time I did a bit writing of concert music rather than worrying about trying to composer more commercially minded music for media so here is a short piano piece that I recently came up with.
The score is available either to preview or buy from score-exchange
Some time ago I wrote a chapter on vocal warmups for this book.
This is a beautiful song written by Les Sullivan about the Battle of Jutland.
I wrote this piece in 2004 for an amateur choir I was conducting at the time. Unfortunately they struggled a little with it due to the number of parts it splits into so in the end we didn’t perform it and so far it has not been performed. So if anyone fancies giving it a…
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So, what do I do? Well, a fair few things…
Musically, I am a composer, conductor and I play various instruments (to varying degrees of competence). I also narrate audiobooks, but that’s not really what this site is about, although it may crop up.
I am primarily a classical musician, having studied piano and clarinet as a child and then doing a music degree specialising in composing and conducting. Most of my work is more towards the “classical” genre, but can incorporate jazz, folk and pretty much anything else that takes my fancy. So, dotted around the site you will find a mixture of different things.
Scroll down to browse through what I have been getting up to recently, or follow the links on the left if you are looking for anything specific.
If you’re really interested in the posh sounding biography it is here.
I have always been interested in Folk Music and I also have a rather unfortunate habit of buying instruments, whilst not always learning to play them properly. In order to actually get on with learning to play properly I have been recording a bit of Irish folk lately which is great fun and in an attempt to improve my tin whistle playing I have recorded a couple of tracks.
Some tips for getting the best from your audio Many an independent film is marred by terrible audio, so here I am going to offer a few tips to help get the best sound you can, on a budget. What to Record The Problem with sound, is that although we hear sounds distinctly, that is…
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Firstly, a quick disclaimer: I am not a copyright lawyer and as such this is intended as a general guide only, it is a brief overview of copyright legislation which is an enormously complex field with many exceptions and details which are impossible to cover here. This article is not intended to constitute legal advice…
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