Full Orchestra

INTERLACED

for Full Orchestra of mixed abilities (2021) 5’ 00”

Fl.Ob.Cl.ASax.Bsn - Hn.THn.Tpt.Tbn.Tba - UnTPerc.TPerc - Hrp - Pno - Strings

Any number of players can play each line comprising of

an Advanced line (ABSRM 3-5) and a secondary line (beginner to ABSRM 2)

Commissioned by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

To be premiered by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra's Community Orchestra and RSNO musicians, 

conducted by Michael Repper as part of RSNO All Together Now 2021

Fèin-Aithne

for Full Orchestra (2016) 12’ 00”

3333 – 4331 – timp – 2perc - Strings

Commissioned by BBC Radio 3

Premiered by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Dausgaard as part of BBC Radio 3's Hear and Now ‘Scottish Inspirations’ concert at City Halls, Glasgow on 10th December 2016

 

 

 

Terrarium

for Full Orchestra (2016) 7’ 00”

2222 – 4231 – timp – 2perc – Pno - Strings

Commissioned by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Premiered by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Holly Mathieson at the RSNO’s 360 Live concert series for School Children with accompanying imagery from Minecraft

 

The Bearable Weight of Being 

for Full Orchestra (2016) 10’ 00”

2222 – 4231 – timp – 2perc – Strings

Written for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Composers’ Hub 2015/16 Scheme

Workshopped by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Jean-Claude Picard under the tuition of Brett Dean and Stuart MacRae

Solo Instrument

& Orchestra

Our Gilded Veins

for solo Flute & Orchestra (2020) 20’ 00”

2222 – 4231 – timp – 3perc - Solo Flute - Strings

Commissioned by Royal Scottish National Orchestra, written for RSNO Principal Flute Katherine Bryan

To be premiered by Katherine Bryan and the RSNO, conducted by Thomas Søndergård as part of the 2020:21 Season Opening Concerts 

 

 

 

Endlings

for Piano & Orchestra (2018) 30’ 00”

3333 – 4231 – timp – 3perc – solo Piano - Strings

Commissioned by James Willshire and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland with generous support from Creative Scotland, PRS Foundation

Premiered by James Willshire (Piano) and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, conducted by Rebecca Miller as part of "The Power of Nature" Spring Season concerts in 2018

 

Chamber Orchestra

Circadian Refrains

(172 Days Until Dawn)

for Chamber Orchestra (2020) 8’ 30”

1202 – 2000 – timp - Strings (55553)

Commissioned by BBC Radio 3

Premiered by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alpesh Chauhan on 5th September as part of the BBC Proms 2020

The Enchantment of Vulnerability in Superficial Charm

from Inertia of a Bona Fide Psychopath

for Chamber Orchestra (2016) 5’ 00”

1111 – 1111 – 1perc - Strings (11111)

Written for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Composers’ Hub 2015/16 Scheme

Premiered by the RSNO Alchemy Ensemble conducted by Peter Wiegold

Houdini’s Death Defying Spectacular

for Chamber Orchestra & Multimedia (2015) 25’ 00”

2021 – 1110 – 2perc - Kbd - Strings - Audio Tape

Commissioned by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as a result of winning the Craig Armstrong Prize 2014

Premiered at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Plug Festival 2015 by Red Note Ensemble conducted by Garry Walker

Inappropriate Emotional Incontinence

from Inertia of a Bona Fide Psychopath

for Chamber Orchestra (2014) 10’ 00”

2120 – 1111 – 2perc – Hpsd - Strings

Winner of the Craig Armstrong Prize 2014

Premiered by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir James MacMillan at MediaCityUK, Manchester for broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s ‘New Year New Music’

MONAD: Lysis

for Chamber Orchestra (2013) 10’ 00”

1111 – 1110 – 2perc - Strings

Written for the 100 year anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Premiered by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pierre-André Valade

Chamber Ensemble (without voice)

The Quiet

for Saxophone Quartet (2019) 5’ 00”

Sop, Alt, Ten, Bar

Written for Sax Ecosse

Premiered by Sax Ecosse at The Cumnock Tryst Festival 2019

Les Barricades Mystérieuses

for Chamber Ensemble (2018) 6’ 00”

A.Fl - Vln, Vla, Vcl - Hrp - Pno

Commissioned by Hebrides Ensemble

Premiered by Hebrides Ensemble at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's New Auditorium on 5th May 2018

A Prophecy from a Dying Star

for Chamber Ensemble & Multimedia (2016) 15’ 00”

1011 – 0000 - 1perc - Strings (10111) - Audio - Narrator

Commissioned by the Glasgow New Music Expedition

Premiered at the Glasgow School of Art by GNME Ensemble conducted by Jessica Cottis

 

Interstellar Immortal

for Clarinet, Cello & Piano (2016) 8’ 00”

Commissioned by the Park Lane Group and the RVW Trust after being selected as Sir James MacMillan’s ‘Composer’s Choice’

Premiered at the PLG Young Artists Spring Series 2016 at ST John’s Smith Square by the Tritium Trio

Netherlandish Proverbs

for Cor Anglais & Three Oboes (2015) 8’ 00”

Commissioned by Heather Nicoll

Premiered by Alison Teale (of the BBC Symphony Orchestra) and the RCS Oboe Trio

Chekov’s Gun

for Saxophone Octet (2015) 8’ 00”

2Sop, 2Alt, 2Ten, 2Bar

Commissioned by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Premiered by the RCS Saxophone Ensemble

Circumstantial Awareness at Zero-Depth Entry

for Chamber Ensemble (2014) 7’ 00”

Ob - A.Sax - 2Perc - Pno - Dbass

Commissioned by the Workers Union Ensemble

Premiered by the Workers Union Ensemble at The Warehouse, London

Dehumanised Shock Absorbers

for Chamber Ensemble (2013) 4’ 00”

Ob - A.Sax - 2Perc - Pno - Dbass

Winner of the Heidi Cupp Award 2013

Premiered by the Workers Union Ensemble at the LSO’s St Luke’s Jerwood Hall

White-Knuckle Grinder

for Soprano Saxophone, Piano & Drum Kit (2013) 7’ 00”

Premiered at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland by Ross Montgomery

Chamber Ensemble (with voice)

Glitz and Glamour

for Soprano Voice, Violin, Cello & Cimbalom (2021) 5’ 00”

Commissioned by and written for Psappha Ensemble as part of their "In Focus: Music for Cimbalom" series 2021

To be premiered by Psappha Ensemble on 25th March 2021 at Hallé St Peter's, Manchester

Testimony

for Music Theatre Voice, Actor and String Orchestra (2014) 30’ 00”

Written for Hannah Quinn and the RCS String Orchestra

Premiered at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Bride Week 2014

Spitting

for Soprano Voice and Chamber Ensemble (2013) 6’ 00”

Sop Voice - Picc, CBsn - Pno - 1Perc - Vln, Vcl

Written for Barbara Cole Walton for recorded performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Dreamer

for SSAATTBB soloists, SATB Chorus & Organ (2019) 3’ 00”

Commissioned by The Cumnock Tryst Festival 2019

Written for the Novantae Singers, The Cumnock Tryst Festival Chorus & organist David Gerrard

Premiered at The Cumnock Tryst at St John's Church, Cumnock 2019

Arcadia

for A Cappella SSAATTBB Choir (2019) 4’ 30”

Commissioned by Choir & Organ Magazine

Written for the University of St Andrews' St Salvator's Chapel Choir 

Premiered by St Salvator's Chapel Choir as part of the University of St Andrews' Graduation Ceremony 2019

The Unspoken

for A Cappella SSAATTBB Choir (2018) 12’ 00”

Commissioned by the Glasgow School of Art Choir

with support from the backers of the Buy a Bar of Music Campaign 

Premiered by the Glasgow School of Art Choir, conducted by Jamie Sansbury as part of the GSA Choir's Summer Concert at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's New Auditorium on 19th May 2018

Brass

As Above, So Below

for Solo Brass Quintet & Brass Band (2017) 20’ 00”

Commissioned by and written for The Wallace Collection

with generous support from the PRS Foundation's Beyond Borders 2017 

Premiered by The Wallace Collection and the Dalmellington Brass Band, conducted by Martyn Brabbins as part of the Cumnock Tryst Festival 2017

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The Gadarene Swine Caprice

for Ten-Piece Brass Ensemble (2015) 4’ 30”

4Tpt, 1Hn, 3Tbn, 1BTbn, 1Tba

Commissioned by Association Européene des Conservatoire 2015

Premiered at the AEC Conference 2015 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland by Conservatoire UK Brass conducted by John Logan

Inertial Frames

for Brass Quartet (2015) 10’ 00”

Commissioned by Bryan Allen for the Cottier Chamber Project 2015

Premiered by BrassLab at the Cottier Theatre

Sehnsucht

for Brass Quintet (2014) 10’ 00”

Commissioned by Sir James MacMillan for the Inaugural Cumnock Tryst Festival 2014

Premiered by Pure Brass at Dumfries House

Wind Orchestra

Hypnic Impact

for Soprano Saxophone and Wind Orchestra (2012) 12’ 00”

Premiered at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Plug Festival 2012 by Jay Capperauld & the RCS Wind Orchestra Conducted by Ilan Volkov

Heroin Chic

for Extended Big Band (2011) 8’ 00”

Picc, Cl, B.Cl, 2A.Sax, 2T.Sax, Bar - 4Tpt, 3Tbn, B.Tbn, Tba - 4Perc - Pno 

 Premiered at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Plug Festival 2011 by RCS Big Band conducted by Nigel Boddice

Voice & Piano

Glitz and Glamour

Version for Soprano Voice & Piano (2021) 5’ 00”

Originally written for Soprano Voice, Violin, Cello & Cimbalom

Commissioned by and written for Psappha Ensemble as part of their "In Focus: Music for Cimbalom" series 2021

Premiere coming soon

Sojourn

for Soprano Voice and Piano (2011) 4’ 00”

Premiered at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Plug Festival 2011 by Fiona Wilkie

So my tears flow

for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (2020) 4’ 30”

Written for Lewis Banks

Erratics

for Piano and Percussion (2019) 5’ 00”

Written for Benjamin Powell and Tim Williams

as part of Psappha Ensemble's "Composing For..." Scheme 2018/19

Premiered on Youtube by Psappha Ensemble's Benjamin Powell, Piano and Tim Williams, Percussion

Afterlife

for Alto Saxophone & Piano (2019) 60’ 00”

Commissioned by and written for Lewis Banks

with generous support from Creative Scotland, The Musicians' Company,

The Hope Scott Trust, The Cross Trust and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Afterlife comprises of several pieces that are ordered as follows:

1.1.Utopia  (12' 00")

1.2. Epoch Interlude 1  (2' 00")

2.1. OmniattentiveNowadays everything happens at once  (7' 30")

2.2. Epoch Interlude 2  (2' 00")

3.Déjà VuA Re-Creation of the Prelude from Bach's Cello Suite No.1 BWV 1007  (7' 00")

4. Autopsy of a God (5' 30")

5.1. The Third Death  (7' 30")

5.2. Epoch Interlude 3  (2' 30")

6.1. Her, the heretic  (9' 30")

6.2. Epoch Interlude 4  (2' 30")

7. Epitaph Incarnate (6' 00")

Premiered by Lewis Banks, Saxophone and Marianna Abrahamyan, Piano

at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on 27th September 2019

Utopia

from Afterlife

for Alto Saxophone & Piano (2019) 12’ 00”

Commissioned by and written for Lewis Banks

Premiered by Lewis Banks, Saxophone and Marianna Abrahamyan, Piano

at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on 27th September 2019

 

 

 

Omniattentive

Nowadays everything happens at once

from Afterlife

for Alto Saxophone & Piano (2019) 7’ 30”

Commissioned by and written for Lewis Banks

Premiered by Lewis Banks, Saxophone and Marianna Abrahamyan, Piano

at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on 27th September 2019

 

 

 

Autopsy of a God

from Afterlife

for Alto Saxophone & Piano (2019) 5’ 30”

Commissioned by and written for Lewis Banks

Premiered by Lewis Banks, Saxophone and Marianna Abrahamyan, Piano

at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on 27th September 2019

 

 

 

The Third Death

from Afterlife

for Alto Saxophone & Piano (2019) 7’ 30”

Commissioned by and written for Lewis Banks

Premiered by Lewis Banks, Saxophone and Marianna Abrahamyan, Piano

at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on 27th September 2019

 

 

 

Her, the heretic

from Afterlife

for Alto Saxophone & Piano (2019) 9’ 30”

Commissioned by and written for Lewis Banks

Premiered by Lewis Banks, Saxophone and Marianna Abrahamyan, Piano

at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on 27th September 2019

 

Epitaph Incarnate

from Afterlife

for Alto Saxophone & Piano (2019) 9’ 30”

Commissioned by and written for Lewis Banks

Premiered by Lewis Banks, Saxophone and Marianna Abrahamyan, Piano

at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on 27th September 2019

What The Bird Said

for Solo Piccolo (2020) 40”

Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 as part of their “Postcards from Composers” series 2020 and first performed by Luke Russell, principal Piccolo of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Déjà Vu

A Re-Creation of the Prelude

from Bach's Cello Suite No.1 BWV 1007

from Afterlife

for Solo Alto Saxophone (2019) 7’ 00”

Commissioned by and written for Lewis Banks as part of the larger work Afterlife

Premiered by Lewis Banks, Saxophone 

at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on 27th September 2019

The Epoch Interludes

from Afterlife

for Solo Piano (2019) 9’ 00”

Commissioned by Lewis Banks as part of the larger work Afterlife

Premiered by Marianna Abrahamyan, Piano

at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on 27th September 2019

Talisman

for Solo Guitar (2019) 2’ 30”

Commissioned by and written for Kevin Cahill for his debut album 'Future Relics'

Premiered by Kevin Cahill at The Castle Cinema, London in 2019

The Pathos of Broken Things

for Solo Flute (2017) 7’ 00”

Written for Katherine Bryan

Premiered on Film uploaded to Youtube with film by Louise Mather and sound by Douglas Whates

Christus Tantasticus

for Solo Piano (2012) 3’ 00”

Winner of the Dinah Wolfe Memorial Prize 2013,

presented by Nicole Lizée and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Premiered at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Plug Festival 2013 by Sinae Lee

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