Holding the Hill

2 fl/picc | ob | cor | clar | clar/bass clar | 2 hns | 2 trpts | 3 perc | strings

Duration

12'

Year of Composition

2021

Purchase

Composers Edition

Duration

12'

Year of Composition

2021

Purchase

Composers Edition

A note from the composer...

Holding the Hill is written to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Imjin River, Korea, 22 - 25 April 1951,specifically the role taken by the Gloucestershire Regiment (Glosters) and in particular soldiers from the Forest of Dean. They were a close group of soldiers; many of whom were on national service, had not heard of Korea and were expecting their posting tobe something of a fun adventure. Throughout the music, I have aimed to portray this close sense of comradeship, whilst never leaving behind the horror of what occurred during that time. It is impossible to do musical justice – merely to represent, respect and honour from a personal compositional perspective. I am grateful to the many people who shared with me their knowledge and expertise when I was undergoing research for the composition.

The music is in three movements and is a musical reflection on some of the international and human stories of the battle. The first movement, Hill 235, represents the role of the Forest of Dean Glosters in action and the aftermath. The second, Hymn to the Cross is inspired by the famous Carne Cross, carved by Colonel Carne whilst imprisoned, also a fluke accident in battle with a watch which was left damagedand engraved with the sign of the cross. The third, Legacy, reflects on the soldiers’ homecoming and the legacy left by the battle.

Narration is also incorporated; a poem especially written by my friend and colleague Jennifer Henderson, and by Private DavidGardiner 22345661 [1930-2010], who was one of the Forest of Dean Glosters and fought in action.  

The first movement, Hill 235 (the hill where much of the battle took place, now known as Gloster Hill), broadly represents something of the battle itself, depicted by a musical mirage heard four times to signify the four days, followed by the unspeakably long and arduous trek to a prisoner of war camp. Chinese bugle calls were one of the resounding sounds of the battle, especially a cacophony echoed at night. This is musically reflected by heterophonic trumpets, higher woodwind and percussion, placed around the venue. It was not possible to find proof of the original bugle calls despite assistance from military music experts, and these are therefore my own representation, slightly related to examples heard in a YouTube feature [1:40] which discusses the recent revival of Chinese military bugle calls.  Drum Major  Buss (pictured on the front cover)was ordered to counteract these Chinese bugle calls by playing as many British army bugle calls as he could muster, and in particular the ‘Long Reveille’, which is also musically portrayed. Much of this movement is built on the intervals 2, 3and 5 (‘Hill 235’).

The second movement, Hymn to the Cross, is a hymn based around the famous Carne cross, and the story of author Lynne Lambert’s uncle Private David Albert Gardiner 22345661 [1930- 2010]:  

During my uncle’s time in captivity, he held on to his precious watch for spiritual strength. It had been given to him by his aunt the day he left and he only wore it once - which just happened to be on the first day of battle. It smashed against the rocks as he was escaping from Castle Hill as he dived to avoid a line of bullets. The same line of bullets killed his Company Major. The impact as he crashed to the ground left a cross shape broken into the glass of the watch. He was so ill in camp from beri-beri that for a long time he could only move around on his hands and knees. He took the cross as a sign and it gave him strength to survive. [Lynne Lambert, email to the composer, 10 May 2021]

The music juxtaposes the monotony and bleakness of life in the camp. There is also use of question and answer which represents something of the questioning and ideological indoctrination to which the prisoners were subjected. It was my father, Bernard Lane, who remembered that during his own time in national service, he was told that should he ever be captured, it is likely that one of the techniques used would be to replace a question given by the authorities with another question in the recording, whilst relating that to the first answer so that there was a twist in the concept and meaning, making it out to be something quite different. In some places I have depicted this musically.

The last movement, Legacy, brings us up to date with the 70th anniversary whilst still connecting the music to the past.  The structure is inspired by a charity run undertaken by Maurice Brisland in memory of his Great-Uncle, Sergeant Sidney John Brisland 89375 [1925-1956]. Maurice ran a specific number of miles for five days over the weekend of the 70thanniversary in 2021, representing four days of battle with the fifth signifying the soldiers’ time spent in captivity, and this is exactly represented in the five sections of the movement. Musical images of the legacy of this battle (often known as the ‘forgotten battle’) include the regimental march of the Glosters, the traditional folk tune The Kinnegad Slashers, and the South Korean national folk song Arirang, reflecting an appreciation of the sacrifices made on their behalf by the people of South Korea.

Liz Lane, September 2021

www.lizlane.co.uk

A Hymn to the Virgin

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

A Hymn to the Virgin

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

A different kind of living

SATB choir and bass clarinet

A different kind of living

SATB choir and bass clarinet

Adam Lay YBounden

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Adam Lay YBounden

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Anniversary Fanfare

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba and 3 optional percussion

Anniversary Fanfare

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba and 3 optional percussion

Antiphonary

Symphonic brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Symphonic brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Wind dectet and piano

Antiphonary

Wind dectet and piano

Antiphonary

Brass band

Antiphonary

Brass band

Ballad

Piano

Ballad

Piano

Bright Lights

Trombone quartet

Bright Lights

Trombone quartet

Call

Trumpet, Horn and Trombone

Call

Trumpet, Horn and Trombone

Canzon à 8

Trombone octet

Canzon à 8

Trombone octet

Chameleon

Solo oboe or flute

Chameleon

Solo oboe or flute

Chorale Chant

Organ (two or three manual)

Chorale Chant

Organ (two or three manual)

Cloud Colours

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba

Cloud Colours

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba

Counting Stars

Trombone and Piano

Counting Stars

Trombone and Piano

David Fanshawe English Suite

Chamber Orchestra

David Fanshawe English Suite

Chamber Orchestra

David Fanshawe Pacific Song

Single or Double Choir SATB divisi, flute, 3 percussion, piano (opt.), double bass

David Fanshawe Pacific Song

Single or Double Choir SATB divisi, flute, 3 percussion, piano (opt.), double bass

David Fanshawe The Lord’s Prayer from African Sanctus

2.2.2.2. / 4.3.(3rd opt.)3.1.(opt.) / Bs. Gtr. (opt.) / Perc. Drum Kit. Timp. / Hp. / Strings

David Fanshawe The Lord’s Prayer from African Sanctus

2.2.2.2. / 4.3.(3rd opt.)3.1.(opt.) / Bs. Gtr. (opt.) / Perc. Drum Kit. Timp. / Hp. / Strings

David Fanshawe The Lord’s Prayer from African Sanctus

Brass band or brass band with voices

David Fanshawe The Lord’s Prayer from African Sanctus

Brass band or brass band with voices

Descent by Hot Air

Piano

Descent by Hot Air

Piano

Diamond Fanfare

Brass band

Diamond Fanfare

Brass band

Diamond Fanfare II

Brass band

Diamond Fanfare II

Brass band

FDNC Fanfare

Brass ensemble

FDNC Fanfare

Brass ensemble

Fanfair

Brass Quintet

Fanfair

Brass Quintet

Five Word-Picture-Music Stories for Chestnut Tree House

narrator and wind quintet

Five Word-Picture-Music Stories for Chestnut Tree House

narrator and wind quintet

Friends for all Seasons

8 part female and male voices barbershop

Friends for all Seasons

8 part female and male voices barbershop

Gabrielli Hodie in Christus Natus Est

SATB choir, double brass quintet and bassoon quartet

Gabrielli Hodie in Christus Natus Est

SATB choir, double brass quintet and bassoon quartet

Grand Union Waltz

brass band

Grand Union Waltz

brass band

Hall of Memory

Wind band

Hall of Memory

Wind band

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

Holding the Hill

2 fl/picc | ob | cor | clar | clar/bass clar | 2 hns | 2 trpts | 3 perc | strings

Holding the Hill

2 fl/picc | ob | cor | clar | clar/bass clar | 2 hns | 2 trpts | 3 perc | strings

I Have Heard Tell

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

I Have Heard Tell

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

In Flanders Fields

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB solo voices (or choir)

In Flanders Fields

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB solo voices (or choir)

Innovation 216

Brass band with optional training bands and SATB choir

Innovation 216

Brass band with optional training bands and SATB choir

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear + original descant

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear + original descant

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

Katie Moss The Floral Dance

Flexible orchestra

Katie Moss The Floral Dance

Flexible orchestra

Light a Candle

SATB choir and organ

Light a Candle

SATB choir and organ

Linear Lines

Solo Horn

Linear Lines

Solo Horn

Mirage: A Spanish Summer

String quintet, piano, percussion

Mirage: A Spanish Summer

String quintet, piano, percussion

My Star

Unaccompanied SATB choir or female voice quartet

My Star

Unaccompanied SATB choir or female voice quartet

O Come All Ye Faithful

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

O Come All Ye Faithful

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

Old Stones Remember

Children's voices, flute, bassoon, cello and harp

Old Stones Remember

Children's voices, flute, bassoon, cello and harp

On That Night

SATB choir and organ

On That Night

SATB choir and organ

Once in Royal David’s City

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

Once in Royal David’s City

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

Piece for Puds

Organ (two or three manual)

Piece for Puds

Organ (two or three manual)

Prelude for Patch

Organ (two or three manual)

Prelude for Patch

Organ (two or three manual)

Recitative and Aria

String Orchestra

Recitative and Aria

String Orchestra

Recitative and Aria

String quartet

Recitative and Aria

String quartet

Red Sky at Night

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Red Sky at Night

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Rhythm of Light

Brass Band

Rhythm of Light

Brass Band

River of Time / Rainbow River

Brass band

River of Time / Rainbow River

Brass band

Robin Robin

for euphonium and piano

Robin Robin

for euphonium and piano

Robin Robin

for soprano and piano

Robin Robin

for soprano and piano

Saint-Saëns The Swan

String Quartet

Saint-Saëns The Swan

String Quartet

Sebastian Temple Make Me a Channel of Your Peace

SATB, organ or piano

Sebastian Temple Make Me a Channel of Your Peace

SATB, organ or piano

Secret Flowers

Soprano and piano

Secret Flowers

Soprano and piano

Serenata

Trombone quartet

Serenata

Trombone quartet

Serenata

Brass band

Serenata

Brass band

Silver Rose

Brass band and soprano

Silver Rose

Brass band and soprano

Silver Rose

Brass band and narrator

Silver Rose

Brass band and narrator

Silver Rose

Brass band, narrator and baritone horn

Silver Rose

Brass band, narrator and baritone horn

Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet and piano or Eb soprano cornet and piano

Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet and piano or Eb soprano cornet and piano

Somewhere Unknown

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Somewhere Unknown

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Spanish traditional Campana Sobre Campana

4 part female barbershop

Spanish traditional Campana Sobre Campana

4 part female barbershop

Spirit of Africa

SATB Choir, Soprano Soloist and Chamber Orchestra

Spirit of Africa

SATB Choir, Soprano Soloist and Chamber Orchestra

Spirit of Africa

Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir, Piano and optional 3 Percussion

Spirit of Africa

Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir, Piano and optional 3 Percussion

Stars are not too far

Cornet solo and brass band

Stars are not too far

Cornet solo and brass band

Tactus

Harpsichord

Tactus

Harpsichord

The Alban Prayer

SATB choir, optional children's choir and organ

The Alban Prayer

SATB choir, optional children's choir and organ

The Eagle

Cornet and Piano

The Eagle

Cornet and Piano

The Flower

Mezzo soprano, piano and flute

The Flower

Mezzo soprano, piano and flute

The Grand Union Waltz

Brass band

The Grand Union Waltz

Brass band

The Magi

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir with optional semi-chorus and 4 solo violins

The Magi

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir with optional semi-chorus and 4 solo violins

The Wayfarers

Baritone and piano

The Wayfarers

Baritone and piano

Though We Are Many

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB choir (or solo SATB)

Though We Are Many

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB choir (or solo SATB)

Three Trinities

Organ (two or three manual)

Three Trinities

Organ (two or three manual)

Tide and Time

Brass band

Tide and Time

Brass band

Time Travel

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Time Travel

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Waltz

Piano

Waltz

Piano

Waterloo Bridge

Tenor voice and piano

Waterloo Bridge

Tenor voice and piano

While Shepherds Watched

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

While Shepherds Watched

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

Who is this boy?

Two part voices and organ

Who is this boy?

Two part voices and organ

Why Cats Sit on Doorsteps in the Sun

Wind dectet, piano and optional narrator and/or dancers

Why Cats Sit on Doorsteps in the Sun

Wind dectet, piano and optional narrator and/or dancers

Words, Wide Night

Tenor voice, piano and string quartet

Words, Wide Night

Tenor voice, piano and string quartet

​Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet solo and brass band

​Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet solo and brass band

​Their Songs of Freedom

Brass band and narrator

​Their Songs of Freedom

Brass band and narrator

Anniversary Fanfare

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba and 3 optional percussion

Anniversary Fanfare

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba and 3 optional percussion

Antiphonary

Symphonic brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Symphonic brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Brass band

Antiphonary

Brass band

Bright Lights

Trombone quartet

Bright Lights

Trombone quartet

Call

Trumpet, Horn and Trombone

Call

Trumpet, Horn and Trombone

Cloud Colours

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba

Cloud Colours

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba

Counting Stars

Trombone and Piano

Counting Stars

Trombone and Piano

David Fanshawe The Lord’s Prayer from African Sanctus

Brass band or brass band with voices

David Fanshawe The Lord’s Prayer from African Sanctus

Brass band or brass band with voices

Diamond Fanfare

Brass band

Diamond Fanfare

Brass band

Diamond Fanfare II

Brass band

Diamond Fanfare II

Brass band

FDNC Fanfare

Brass ensemble

FDNC Fanfare

Brass ensemble

Fanfair

Brass Quintet

Fanfair

Brass Quintet

Grand Union Waltz

brass band

Grand Union Waltz

brass band

Innovation 216

Brass band with optional training bands and SATB choir

Innovation 216

Brass band with optional training bands and SATB choir

Linear Lines

Solo Horn

Linear Lines

Solo Horn

Rhythm of Light

Brass Band

Rhythm of Light

Brass Band

River of Time / Rainbow River

Brass band

River of Time / Rainbow River

Brass band

Robin Robin

for euphonium and piano

Robin Robin

for euphonium and piano

Serenata

Trombone quartet

Serenata

Trombone quartet

Serenata

Brass band

Serenata

Brass band

Silver Rose

Brass band and soprano

Silver Rose

Brass band and soprano

Silver Rose

Brass band and narrator

Silver Rose

Brass band and narrator

Silver Rose

Brass band, narrator and baritone horn

Silver Rose

Brass band, narrator and baritone horn

Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet and piano or Eb soprano cornet and piano

Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet and piano or Eb soprano cornet and piano

Stars are not too far

Cornet solo and brass band

Stars are not too far

Cornet solo and brass band

The Eagle

Cornet and Piano

The Eagle

Cornet and Piano

The Grand Union Waltz

Brass band

The Grand Union Waltz

Brass band

Tide and Time

Brass band

Tide and Time

Brass band

​Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet solo and brass band

​Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet solo and brass band

​Their Songs of Freedom

Brass band and narrator

​Their Songs of Freedom

Brass band and narrator

Antiphonary

Wind dectet and piano

Antiphonary

Wind dectet and piano

Hall of Memory

Wind band

Hall of Memory

Wind band

Why Cats Sit on Doorsteps in the Sun

Wind dectet, piano and optional narrator and/or dancers

Why Cats Sit on Doorsteps in the Sun

Wind dectet, piano and optional narrator and/or dancers

David Fanshawe English Suite

Chamber Orchestra

David Fanshawe English Suite

Chamber Orchestra

David Fanshawe The Lord’s Prayer from African Sanctus

2.2.2.2. / 4.3.(3rd opt.)3.1.(opt.) / Bs. Gtr. (opt.) / Perc. Drum Kit. Timp. / Hp. / Strings

David Fanshawe The Lord’s Prayer from African Sanctus

2.2.2.2. / 4.3.(3rd opt.)3.1.(opt.) / Bs. Gtr. (opt.) / Perc. Drum Kit. Timp. / Hp. / Strings

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

Holding the Hill

2 fl/picc | ob | cor | clar | clar/bass clar | 2 hns | 2 trpts | 3 perc | strings

Holding the Hill

2 fl/picc | ob | cor | clar | clar/bass clar | 2 hns | 2 trpts | 3 perc | strings

I Have Heard Tell

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

I Have Heard Tell

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear + original descant

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear + original descant

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

Katie Moss The Floral Dance

Flexible orchestra

Katie Moss The Floral Dance

Flexible orchestra

O Come All Ye Faithful

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

O Come All Ye Faithful

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

Once in Royal David’s City

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

Once in Royal David’s City

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

Recitative and Aria

String Orchestra

Recitative and Aria

String Orchestra

Somewhere Unknown

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Somewhere Unknown

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Time Travel

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Time Travel

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

While Shepherds Watched

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

While Shepherds Watched

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

A Hymn to the Virgin

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

A Hymn to the Virgin

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

A different kind of living

SATB choir and bass clarinet

A different kind of living

SATB choir and bass clarinet

Adam Lay YBounden

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Adam Lay YBounden

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

In Flanders Fields

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB solo voices (or choir)

In Flanders Fields

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB solo voices (or choir)

Innovation 216

Brass band with optional training bands and SATB choir

Innovation 216

Brass band with optional training bands and SATB choir

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear + original descant

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear + original descant

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

Light a Candle

SATB choir and organ

Light a Candle

SATB choir and organ

O Come All Ye Faithful

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

O Come All Ye Faithful

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

Old Stones Remember

Children's voices, flute, bassoon, cello and harp

Old Stones Remember

Children's voices, flute, bassoon, cello and harp

On That Night

SATB choir and organ

On That Night

SATB choir and organ

Once in Royal David’s City

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

Once in Royal David’s City

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

Red Sky at Night

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Red Sky at Night

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Sebastian Temple Make Me a Channel of Your Peace

SATB, organ or piano

Sebastian Temple Make Me a Channel of Your Peace

SATB, organ or piano

Spirit of Africa

SATB Choir, Soprano Soloist and Chamber Orchestra

Spirit of Africa

SATB Choir, Soprano Soloist and Chamber Orchestra

Spirit of Africa

Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir, Piano and optional 3 Percussion

Spirit of Africa

Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir, Piano and optional 3 Percussion

The Alban Prayer

SATB choir, optional children's choir and organ

The Alban Prayer

SATB choir, optional children's choir and organ

The Magi

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir with optional semi-chorus and 4 solo violins

The Magi

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir with optional semi-chorus and 4 solo violins

Though We Are Many

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB choir (or solo SATB)

Though We Are Many

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB choir (or solo SATB)

While Shepherds Watched

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

While Shepherds Watched

(2 + picc (opt.).2.2.2 + contra (opt.) / 2.3.3.1 / timp. / strings)

Who is this boy?

Two part voices and organ

Who is this boy?

Two part voices and organ

Five Word-Picture-Music Stories for Chestnut Tree House

narrator and wind quintet

Five Word-Picture-Music Stories for Chestnut Tree House

narrator and wind quintet

Gabrielli Hodie in Christus Natus Est

SATB choir, double brass quintet and bassoon quartet

Gabrielli Hodie in Christus Natus Est

SATB choir, double brass quintet and bassoon quartet

Mirage: A Spanish Summer

String quintet, piano, percussion

Mirage: A Spanish Summer

String quintet, piano, percussion

Recitative and Aria

String Orchestra

Recitative and Aria

String Orchestra

Recitative and Aria

String quartet

Recitative and Aria

String quartet

Saint-Saëns The Swan

String Quartet

Saint-Saëns The Swan

String Quartet

A different kind of living

SATB choir and bass clarinet

A different kind of living

SATB choir and bass clarinet

Antiphonary

Wind dectet and piano

Antiphonary

Wind dectet and piano

Ballad

Piano

Ballad

Piano

Chameleon

Solo oboe or flute

Chameleon

Solo oboe or flute

Chorale Chant

Organ (two or three manual)

Chorale Chant

Organ (two or three manual)

Counting Stars

Trombone and Piano

Counting Stars

Trombone and Piano

Descent by Hot Air

Piano

Descent by Hot Air

Piano

Linear Lines

Solo Horn

Linear Lines

Solo Horn

Piece for Puds

Organ (two or three manual)

Piece for Puds

Organ (two or three manual)

Prelude for Patch

Organ (two or three manual)

Prelude for Patch

Organ (two or three manual)

Robin Robin

for euphonium and piano

Robin Robin

for euphonium and piano

Robin Robin

for soprano and piano

Robin Robin

for soprano and piano

Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet and piano or Eb soprano cornet and piano

Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet and piano or Eb soprano cornet and piano

Tactus

Harpsichord

Tactus

Harpsichord

The Eagle

Cornet and Piano

The Eagle

Cornet and Piano

The Flower

Mezzo soprano, piano and flute

The Flower

Mezzo soprano, piano and flute

The Wayfarers

Baritone and piano

The Wayfarers

Baritone and piano

Three Trinities

Organ (two or three manual)

Three Trinities

Organ (two or three manual)

Waltz

Piano

Waltz

Piano

Waterloo Bridge

Tenor voice and piano

Waterloo Bridge

Tenor voice and piano

Why Cats Sit on Doorsteps in the Sun

Wind dectet, piano and optional narrator and/or dancers

Why Cats Sit on Doorsteps in the Sun

Wind dectet, piano and optional narrator and/or dancers

Words, Wide Night

Tenor voice, piano and string quartet

Words, Wide Night

Tenor voice, piano and string quartet

David Fanshawe Pacific Song

Single or Double Choir SATB divisi, flute, 3 percussion, piano (opt.), double bass

David Fanshawe Pacific Song

Single or Double Choir SATB divisi, flute, 3 percussion, piano (opt.), double bass

David Fanshawe The Lord’s Prayer from African Sanctus

2.2.2.2. / 4.3.(3rd opt.)3.1.(opt.) / Bs. Gtr. (opt.) / Perc. Drum Kit. Timp. / Hp. / Strings

David Fanshawe The Lord’s Prayer from African Sanctus

2.2.2.2. / 4.3.(3rd opt.)3.1.(opt.) / Bs. Gtr. (opt.) / Perc. Drum Kit. Timp. / Hp. / Strings

David Fanshawe The Lord’s Prayer from African Sanctus

Brass band or brass band with voices

David Fanshawe The Lord’s Prayer from African Sanctus

Brass band or brass band with voices

Friends for all Seasons

8 part female and male voices barbershop

Friends for all Seasons

8 part female and male voices barbershop

My Star

Unaccompanied SATB choir or female voice quartet

My Star

Unaccompanied SATB choir or female voice quartet

Robin Robin

for soprano and piano

Robin Robin

for soprano and piano

Secret Flowers

Soprano and piano

Secret Flowers

Soprano and piano

Spanish traditional Campana Sobre Campana

4 part female barbershop

Spanish traditional Campana Sobre Campana

4 part female barbershop

The Flower

Mezzo soprano, piano and flute

The Flower

Mezzo soprano, piano and flute

The Wayfarers

Baritone and piano

The Wayfarers

Baritone and piano

Waterloo Bridge

Tenor voice and piano

Waterloo Bridge

Tenor voice and piano

Words, Wide Night

Tenor voice, piano and string quartet

Words, Wide Night

Tenor voice, piano and string quartet
listen to my work on soundcloud
Upcoming EVents

The Jenner Project | community opera and musical celebration | launch event | www.jennerproject.com

May 17, 2022
The Barn, Cattle Country, Berkeley, Gloucestershire

New Music for Surtaal Symphony | Proms in the Park | RSVP Bhangra, Lydbrook Band, Ian Holmes

July 2, 2022
Speech House, Coleford, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire