I have composed a range of music of different types for recorder orchestra

 

Three Pieces for Recorder Orchestra, Igor's Day Out (180301)
Sop, S, S, A, A, T, T, B, GtB, CtB, Bongos

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1 - Igor's Day Out

Three Pieces for Recorder Orchestra, Igor's Day Out

1 - Igor's Day Out

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First of the Three Pieces, split into individual works in this opus

There is a performance of this work here on Youtube.

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Three Pieces for Recorder Orchestra, L'apres midi d'un gourmand (180302)
Sop, S, S, A, A, T, T, B, GtB, CtB, Bongos

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1 - L'après-midi d'un Gourmand

Three Pieces for Recorder Orchestra, L'apres midi d'un gourmand

1 - L'après-midi d'un Gourmand

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Second of the Three Pieces, split into individual works in this opus

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Three Pieces for Recorder Orchestra, Marche Macabre (180303)
Sop, S, S, A, A, T, T, B, GtB, CtB, Bongos

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1 - March Macabre

Three Pieces for Recorder Orchestra, Marche Macabre

1 - March Macabre

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Third of the Three Pieces, split into separate works within this opus

There is a performance of this work here on Youtube

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Overture: Eduardo e Carmella (181201)
Sop, S, S, A, A, T, T, B, B, GtB, CtB

As well as thinking about concerti, I started to think about one-movement overtures., possibly to operas that had never been written. Read more ...

Overture: Eduardo e Carmella



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As well as thinking about concerti, I started to think about one-movement overtures., possibly to operas that had never been written.

My wife and I have recently started to share our life with two retired racing greyhounds called Ted and Toffee. Their simple enthusiastic zest for life and total transparency of character reminded me so much of the Music of Rossini that I could not resist writing this overture, Eduardo e Carmella.

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Piano Concerto No 1 (181202)
Sop, S, S, A, A, T, T, B, B, GtB, CtB

After finishing the symphony project I was looking for new directions and I realised that not only was the recorder orchestra capable of carrying Read more ...
1 - Allegro

Piano Concerto No 1

1 - Allegro

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2 - Andante

Piano Concerto No 1

2 - Andante

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3 - Allegro

Piano Concerto No 1

3 - Allegro

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After finishing the symphony project I was looking for new directions and I realised that not only was the recorder orchestra capable of carrying the symphonic argument in the manner of a big romantic symphony but  could also be used to accompany a soloist in the manner of the big romantic concerti.
 
This is the first piece in this series. This concerto owes much to the influence of Rachmaninov but the solo part while difficult is not as demanding as one of his concerti.
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Overture: Anna Karenina (190103)
Sop, S, S, A, A, T, T, B, B, GtB, CtB

The second in my series of overtures to operas that were never written. Although other composers set Anna Karenina as an opera Verdi did not. And Read more ...

Overture: Anna Karenina



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The second in my series of overtures to operas that were never written. Although other composers set Anna Karenina as an opera Verdi did not. And in the same spirit as the symphonies i wondered what the overture or such an opera may have sounded like.

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