Works

JUNIOR STRING ORCHESTRA
CHOIR & ENSEMBLE

SOLO INSTRUMENTAL

CHAMBER MUSIC

ORCHESTRA

SOLO VOICE/UNISON VOICES

OPERA
ANIMATED FILM SOUNDTRACK

Junior String Orchestra

Blethering (2010) 6′
Premiere
RSAMD MusicWorks orchestras/Christopher Gray (11/4/10)
RSAMD Musicworks orchestras/Christopher Gray (1/7/10)

The Duck Starts Here ( 2001) 6’30’’
Premiere
Vivace/Sheena Headden
The Mary Erskine School, Edinburgh (28/2/02)

Choir and Ensemble

Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis (2007) 7′
SATB, Org, Str
Premiere
The Choir and Orchestra of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow/Rundell, The West End Festival (17/6/07)

Look in the Mirror ( 2003) 12′
2222 2220, 2 Clarsach, Perc
4 Choirs, Sop Solo, Str
Commissioned by Stewart’s Melville College and The Mary Erskine School, with financial assistance from the Scottish Arts Council Lottery Fund
Texts by Rachel Statham, Lewis Forbes, Samantha Corley
Premiere
The Choirs and Orchestra of Stewart’s Melville College, The Mary Erskine School, The Junior School and children from Edinburgh Primary Schools.
Directed by Helen Mitchell, Usher Hall, Edinburgh (27/3/04)

Psalm 148 (1998) 2′
Two-part Choir Bodhran
For liturgical use

In the Bleak Mid-Winter (1994) 3’30”
SATB Org
Commissioned by Montrose Choral Society
Premiere
St Mary’s and St Peter’s Church, Montrose (18/12/94)
Dunfermline Abbey Choir/Mitchell (22/12/02)
Kilbarchan Singers/Rundell (12/06)
Glasgow Chamber Choir/Rundell (12/06)

Mass of Fives (1992)
Congregational Mass setting with SATB harmony and Organ
Commissioned by the Dominican Priory of St Albert the Great, Edinburgh
Premiere
Choir and congregation of the Dominican Priory, Edinburgh, Easter Vigil Mass (18/4/92)

Three Psalm Antiphons (1989)
SATB Choir Org
Commissioned by the Dominican Priory of St Albert the Great, Edinburgh.
Premiere
The Choir of the Dominican Priory, Edinburgh with James MacMillan, Organ
St Catharine’s Convent, Edinburgh (14/5/89)
Broadcast BBC Radio 4 Sunday Morning Service (21/5/89)

Solo Instrumental

Fanfare (2004) 2′
Org
Commissioned by Edinburgh University Chamber Choir
Premiere
Stuart Hope, Reid Hall, Edinburgh (4/04)

Airborne – A Monologue (2002) 9′
Solo Trumpet
Premiere
Mark O’Keeffe, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (10/5/03)
Mark O’Keeffe, RSAMD (23/5/03) Aberdeen University (1/5/05)

Spontaneity (2001) 7′
Solo Alto Flute version
Premiere
Yoo-sun Koh, The Mary Erskine School, Edinburgh (17/1/02)

Lazy Gibbons (1998) 1′
Pf
Miniature for children – Approx Grade 2

Miniature (1993) 50″
Vc
Premiere
Dee Isaacs
De Marco European Art Foundation Edinburgh

Spontaneity (1992) 7′
Solo Oboe/ Cor Anglais version
Premiere
Michael Barnett, Reid Hall, Edinburgh (15/12/92)

Alpha Plus (1985) 2’30”
Pf
Premiere
Ingrid Sawers, Reid Hall, Edinburgh (1/3/90)
Ingrid Sawers, Reid Hall, Edinburgh (21/2/91) (24/4/92) (4/3/90)
Richard Peirson, Brechin High School (19/11/98) Montrose Academy (9/12/97)

Chamber Music

Aftermath (2003) 4′
Fl, Pf, Vc
Premiere
Ruth Morley, Scott Mitchell, Mark Bailey, The Mary Erskine School, Edinburgh (31/10/03)

Loth Time (2001) 5′
Fl Cl Tpt Trb Pf Vn Vc
Napier University Contemporary Music Group

Moving Towards the Edge (1999) 10’30”
String Quartet
Written for The Edinburgh Quartet, with funds from a Creative Artists’ Bursary from The Scottish Arts Council.
Premiere
Edinburgh Quartet, Dornoch Cathedral (8/9/00)
Edinburgh Quartet, An Tobar, Tobermory (9/9/00)
Edinburgh Quartet, Argyll Hotel, Iona (10/9/00)
Edinburgh Quartet, Glenuig Hall, Loch Ailort (11/9/00)
Edinburgh Quartet, Ceilidh Place, Ullapool (12/9/00)
Edinburgh Quartet, Stewarts Melville College, Edinburgh (9/11/01)

Resolve! (1997) 5′
String Quartet
Premiere
One Voice, Montrose Academy (9/12/97)
One Voice, Brechin High School (19/11/98)

Chat Lines (1996) 1’30”
Fl Vn
Premiere
One Voice, Inverness Royal Academy (21/11/96)
One Voice, Beath High School (18/11/96)

Doubtless! (1995) 9′
Fl Cl Perc Pf Vn Vc
Commissioned by One Voice, with financial assistance from The Scottish Arts Council and Edinburgh District Arts Council.
Premiere
One Voice, St Thomas of Aquins High School, Edinburgh (28/11/95)
One Voice, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (23/4/96)
One Voice, Reid Hall, Edinburgh (23/9/96)
One Voice, The Queen’s Hall Edinburgh (5/3/97)
The One Ensemble, University of Glasgow (15/6/08)

Lateral Thinking (1994) 11′
Fl Ob Cl Bsn Perc Pf Hp 2Vn 2Vla 2Vc Db
Unperformed

Broken Frontiers (1992) 6′
Scottish Small Pipes, 2 x String Quartet
Premiere
Lindsay Davidson, The Edinburgh Quartet and Edinburgh University Contemporary Music Group, Reid Hall, Edinburgh (15/12/92)

Canon (1991) 5′
Fl Bsn Vn Vla Vc
Premiere
Scottish Chamber Orchestra Quintet/James MacMillan, Hoy Kirk, Orkney (19/8/91)
Edinburgh University Contemporary Music Group, Reid Hall (3/12/94)

Orchestra

Seeing Sounds (2002) 14′
2222 2200 BsDr Str
Premiere
The New Edinburgh Orchestra/Tim Paxton, Nicolson Square Church, Edinburgh (8/3/03)
The New Edinburgh Orchestra/Tim Paxton, Nicolson Square Church, Edinburgh (13/6/09)

Hearing Pictures (2001) 14′
2222 2200 BsDr Str
Commissioned by The New Edinburgh Orchestra, with funds from The Scottish Arts Council’s National Lottery Fund.
Premiere
The New Edinburgh Orchestra/Tim Paxton, Nicolson Square Church, Edinburgh (1/12/01)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,RSAMD (1/2/02)
Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Hear and Now (23/2/02)
The New Edinburgh Orchestra/Tim Paxton, Nicolson Square Church, Edinburgh (8/6/02)
Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Pre Hear (23/2/08)

La Tête (1992-95) 25′
Cl / Str (2 x 8.8.6.6.4)
Unperformed

 McGonagall’s Musings (1994) 8′
2222 2200 Perc Str with Pno Duet Vn Vc
Premiere
Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Tayside Piano Trio/Paul MacAlindin, Caird Hall, Dundee (26/6/94)

Za Bosnu (1993) 9′
Tpt Str with Children’s Orchestra
Premiere
Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Lenzie Academy Orchestra/Stephen Clarke, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow (5/2/93)

Tunnel (1990) 9′
2222(1) 4221 Perc Str
Premiere
Edinburgh University Contemporary Music Group/Peter Nelson, Reid Hall, Edinburgh (31/1/91)
Edinburgh University Contemporary Music Group/Peter Nelson, Reid Hall, Edinburgh (27/2/92)

Solo Voice/Unison Voice

A Red, Red Rose (2002) 1’30”
Solo/Unison Voices
Premiere
Cantemus/Jennifer Martin, The Mary Erskine School, Edinburgh (13/2/03)

Opera

The Beggar’s Opera (1994)
Songs and incidental music
Commissioned by the St Magnus Festival
Premiere
Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the St Magnus Players/Alastair Nicholson, Kirkwall (17/6/94) (18/6/94)
 

Animated Film Soundtrack

Rosie’s World (1999)
Pf Vc
Music for two Animated Films by Lynne Wiseman. Commissioned by Red Kite Productions Ltd. for the Health Education Board, Scotland.
Richard Peirson (Piano) Dee Isaacs (Cello)
Distributed to all Primary schools in Scotland
Screenings:
Anima Mundi (1999)
Edinburgh International Film Festival (1999)
Goldfish International Children’s Animation Fest (2000)
IKFF Hamburg (2001)

part of (1998) 8′
Sop Vn Vc Pf
Music for an Animated Film by Jenny Chapman
Jennifer Martin (Sop) Jane Sidebottom (Vn)
Dee Isaacs (Vc) Richard Peirson (Pno)
Screenings:
Art in Motion International Festival of Time-based Media, Los Angeles (28/1/00)
1st Prize – Short Category
Canadian International Annual Film Festival (1999)
Three Star Commendation
Ajijic Festival Internacional De Cine, Mexico (11/99)
3rd Annual Hi/Lo Film Festival, San Francisco (11/99)
12th Annual Virginia Film Festival, Charlottesville VA (10/99)
Antimatter Festival of Underground Short Film and Video, Victoria B.C. (25/9/99)
Dialogues Festival, Edinburgh 8/99  Nashville Independent Film Festival, Tennessee (6/99)