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Full Orchestra

Whisky Mouth

for Full Orchestra (2023) 4’ 00”

2.2.2.2 – 4.2.3.1 – T+P - Strings

Commissioned by Scottish Chamber Orchestra as part of their US Tour 2022 with principal conductor Maxim Emelyanychev.

Premiered by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev at Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany on 25th August 2023.

 

Deep in their Roots

(all flowers keep their light)

for Full Orchestra (2021) 1’ 00”

2[2=Picc].2.2.2 - 4.2.3.1 - Timp - 2perc - Strings

Commissioned by Opera North as part of their Minute Masterpieces series 2021.

Premiered by the Orchestra of Opera North, conducted by Garry Walker.

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.

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”

3.3.3.3 – 4.3.3.1 – 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”

2.2.2.2 – 4.2.3.1 – 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”

2.2.2.2 – 4.2.3.1 – 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(s)
& Orchestra

The Great Grumpy Gaboon

for Chamber Orchestra & Soloists (2024) 40’ 00”

2[2=Picc].2.2[2=Bcl.].2[2=Cbsn] – 2.2.0.0 – T+P - Strings

with soloists from within the orchestra consisting of Fl. Bsn. Tpt. Perc. Vln. Vcl. Db.

Commissioned by Scottish Chamber Orchestra as part of SCO's Families Concerts in 2023/24 Season in collaboration with children's author Corrina Campbell, director Chris Jarvis & movement director Daniel Todd.

To be premiered by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Gordon Bragg at Perth Concert Hall on 9th February 2024.

Our Gilded Veins

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

2.2.2.2 – 4.2.3.1 – Timp – 3perc - Solo Flute - Strings

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

Premiered by Katherine Bryan and the RSNO, conducted by Thomas Søndergård as part of the 2021:22 Season Finale Concerts.

 

 

 

Endlings

for Piano & Orchestra (2018) 30’ 00”

3.3.3.3 – 4.2.3.1 – 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

Jubilee

for Chamber Orchestra (2024) 3’ 00”

2[2=Picc].2.2[2=Bcl.].2 – 2.2.0.0 – T+P - Strings

Commissioned by Scottish Chamber Orchestra as part of their 50th Anniversary Season 2023/24 with principal conductor Maxim Emelyanychev and kindly supported by Sarah and Charlie Macquaker.

Premiered by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Maxim Emelyanychev at Queen's Hall, Edinburgh on 18th January 2024.

The Origin of Colour

for Chamber Orchestra (2023) 12’ 00”

2[2=Picc].2[1/2=Rainsticks].2[1=Sandpaper 2=Bcl+Sandpaper].2 – 2.2.0.0 – T+P - Strings

Commissioned by Scottish Chamber Orchestra with generous support from the Vaughan Williams Foundation in celebration of SCO's 50th Anniversary as part of the 2023/24 Grand Tour of Scotland with principal conductor Maxim Emelyanychev.

Premiered by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Maxim Emelyanychev at the Perth Concert Hall on 27th September 2023.

Whisky Mouth

for Chamber Orchestra (2022) 4’ 00”

2.2.2.2 – 4.2.0.0 – T+P - Strings

Commissioned by Scottish Chamber Orchestra as part of their US Tour 2022 with principal conductor Maxim Emelyanychev.

Premiered by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Maxim Emelyanychev at Frederick C Tillis Hall, Amherst, Massachusetts on 12 October 2022.

Death in a Nutshell

for Chamber Orchestra (2021) 20’ 00”

2[2=picc].2.2[2=Bcl].ASax.2[2=Cbsn] – 2.2.0.0 – 2perc - Strings

Commissioned by Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Premiered by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Sir James MacMillan in November 2021 as part of their 2021:22 Season.

Circadian Refrains

(172 Days Until Dawn)

for Chamber Orchestra (2020) 8’ 30”

1.2.0.2 – 2.0.0.0 – Timp - Strings

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”

1.1.1.1 – 1.1.1.1 – 1perc - Strings 

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”

2.0.2.1 – 1.1.1.0 – 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”

2.1.2.0 – 1.1.1.1 – 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”

1.1.1.1 – 1.1.1.0 – 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)

Schiehallion!

for String Ensemble or String Orchestra (2023) 4’ 30”

3.2.2.2.1 or up to 12.10.8.6.4 and more

Commissioned by and dedicated to His Majesty King Charles III as part of the Honours of Scotland Ceremony. 

Premiered by the Honours of Scotland Ensemble at St Giles Cathedral on 5th July 2023.

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 the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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.

The Night Watch

for A Cappella SATB Choir (2023) 5’ 30”

with words by Niall Campbell.

Commissioned by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for the SCO Chorus.

Premiered by SCO Chorus conducted by Gregory Batsleer at Greyfriar's Kirk, Edinburgh on 19th December 2023.

Dreamer

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

with words by Roberts Burns.

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”

with words by Alexander Hume.

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”

with words by Edwin Morgan.

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

Sojourn

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

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

Between The Lines

for Viola Duo (2023) 7’ 00”

Commissioned by and written for violists Scott Dickinson and Andrew Berridge.

Premiered by Scott Dickinson and Andrew Berridge during The Cumnock Tryst Festival 2023 at Dumfries House on 8th October 2023.

So my tears flow

for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (2021) 4’ 30”

Commissioned by and written for saxophonist Lewis Banks.

Premiered by Lewis Banks (saxophone) and Marianna Abrahamyan (piano) at the Royal Overseas League, London on 14th of September 2021.

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 saxophonist 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 saxophonist 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 saxophonist 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 saxophonist 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 saxophonist 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 saxophonist 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 saxophonist 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 flautist 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 saxophonist 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 saxophonist 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 guitarist 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 flautist 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 pianist Sinae Lee.

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