As a composer

Jennifer’s compositional career spans over 20 years and her work encompasses music for professional, amateur and young musicians. Her earliest orchestral music was written for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Education Department, incorporating the full orchestra and a variety of community groups. Her first broadcast was of choral music specially written for BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Morning Service, which she conducted herself, with James MacMillan as organist.

She has written several works for various chamber ensembles, string quartet and orchestras, including: a commission from the St Magnus Festival, of music for its production of The Beggar’s Opera with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Moving Towards the Edge for the Edinburgh Quartet; Doubtless! commissioned by One Voice; and Airborne, for solo trumpet, which has been performed several times by Mark O’Keeffe, in Scotland, Ireland and at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the South Bank’s ‘Trumpets! Festival.’ Two further orchestral works, Hearing Pictures and Seeing Sounds, were both written for the New Edinburgh Orchestra. A subsequent performance of Hearing Pictures by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra has been broadcast several times on BBC Radio 3.

More recently, she was commissioned by St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow to write a Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis for their choir and orchestra, and by the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama to write Blethering, a work for 4 string orchestras of young players.

Jennifer’s music is available for hire or purchase from the Scottish Music Centre.