Jennifer’s compositional career spans nearly 30 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 works for various chamber ensembles, soloists, choirs and orchestras, including: a commission from the St Magnus International Festival for a work for solo organ, Canon(h)ic, a tribute to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies; Bi-Cycle for Clarinet and Piano commissioned by Live Music Now Scotland; Silence commissioned by the National Youth Choirs of Scotland for young voices; Knots written for the Glasgow Chamber Choir’s Commonwealth Choral Marathon; Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis commissioned by St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow; Moving Towards the Edge for the Edinburgh Quartet; Doubtless! commissioned by One Voice; Blethering commissioned by the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama for young string players; 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.
In addition she has led creative projects within schools, prisons and adult training centres for local councils, orchestras, opera companies and ensembles across the UK.
Jennifer’s music is available for hire or purchase from the Scottish Music Centre