A short setting of a poem by Emily Bronte
A setting of traditional folk tales
Three settings from Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du mal; La Musique, Les Hiboux and La Cloche Felee
So Lonely sets two poems by Louis McNeice. It was commissioned by the BBC for the ‘Towards the Millennium’ series
Commissioned for the London Sinfonietta’s inaugural concert at King’s Place, London.
Three short settings of poems by Kathleen Raine for female voice and piano. Commissioned by Claire Booth and Andrew Matthews-Owen.
Settings of Christina Rossetti and Thomas Moore
Commissioned by Dartington International Summer School
A setting of John Clare
A setting of John Keats, written for the NMC Songbook
A setting for choir
A song setting a text by Ian Whyte
Setting of a text by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Commissioned by the New London Children’s Choir
A short setting of Lorca.
The Forest of Clocks was commissioned by Contemporary Music for Amateurs.
All things wear silence is a setting of poems by Valentine Ackland written during WWII. I tried to capture the dark undercurrent of these poems that describe the natural landscape (Ackland worked as a land girl) during the early 1940’s.