||Composition is and will always be a priority for me and in a world of music so rich with influences and possibilities, I find the performance aspect of my musical career to be a valuable asset to my development as a writer.
Playlist or tracks - Chorale Variations, Intrada, Jazz Song
Born in London in 1963 of Jamaican parentage, I studied composition and clarinet at the Royal College of Music between 1981-85. I became the 1994 winner of the Cornelius Cardew prize for composition.
As an eclectic and musical devotee, I emerged from the confines of a rigid classical music education to become a singer of Rhythm and Blues, rock, soul, pop, jazz and contemporary opera as well as a songwriter in all aforementioned styles.
Add a sprinkling of saxophone playing, television presenting and record producing and that is pretty much my C V to date.
As can be seen from my list of selected works, I have been predominantly a woodwind composer, but am presently seeking text to set vocally. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. more ...
- 3 Interludes for Saxophone and Piano (available from Faber Music)
part of the Associated Board syllabus for several years at grades 2, 4 and 6.
- Birdwatching (available from Emerson Edition)
4 Bb Clarinets and recently receiving rave reviews from live performances in the USA
- ANIMA (winds for winds)
Double wind quintet, 12 mins
- CHORALE VARIATIONS
Clarinet Sextet - E flat, 2 B flat, Alto, Bass, E flat contrabass, 16 mins
- DYMER AND THE WIZARD
3 B-flat clarinets, bass clt. 10 mins
- FIRST INTRADA
Full symphonic band 9 mins
- FIVE RIVERS
Piano and wind quintet 13 mins
- IN MEMORY OF YOU
soprano sax and string quartet 12 mins
- LIKE CRYSTAL TO THE SUN
3 guitars 8 mins
- LIKE WATER TO THE MOON
3 guitars 7 mins
- MENAGE A QUATRE
clarinet in A, vln, vla, vlc 12 mins
- PRELUDE FOR STRING QUARTET
- T.S.I.D.B.1 (Tired Souls in Disaffected Bodies)
flute and piano 5 mins
flute and piano 5 mins
- SAY AVE FOR ME
soprano sax and piano 6 mins
- WIND QUARTET NO.1
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