List of Works

Symphony Orchestra

Symphonic Study 1978

  • 2/picc.2.2.2 4.2.3.1 T 2P Strings
  • Duration: 10 mins
  • Commissioned by West Kent Youth Orchestra
  • 1st performance: Feb. 1978, West Kent Youth Orchestra, conductor: Patrick Strevens
  • Suitable for youth or amateur orchestra.

Suite for Orchestra 1978/79

  • 2/picc.2/c.ang.2.2+1 4.2.3.1 Pno T 5P Strings
  • Duration: 20 mins
  • Commissioned by Rochester Arts Orchestra
  • 1st performance: May 1979, Rochester Arts Orchestra, conductor: James Clinch
  • Suitable for good amateur orchestra.

Ricercare 1984

  • 2/picc.2/d’am.2.2 4.2.3.0 T strings
  • Duration: 11-12 mins
  • Commissioned by Maidstone Orchestral Society
  • 1st performance: Feb. 1985, Maidstone Symphony Orchestra, conductor Belà de Csillery
  • Suitable for good amateur orchestra.

Festive Overture 1993 Revised 2013

  • Symphony Orchestra 2/picc.2/CA.2.2 4.2.3.1 1(or 2)P T Strings
  • Duration: 9-10 mins
  • Commissioned by Maidstone Orchestral Society
  • 1st performance: 15 May 1993 Maid. Sym. Orch. Brian Wright (cond)
  • Suitable for good amateur orchestra.

Music for Multitudes (for the World’s Largest Orchestra) 1998

  • Duration: 9 mins. (9:48 for 1st perf.)
  • Recorders; Easy WW; Picc+2.2.2.ASax2.TSax2.2+CBsn; Easy Brass; 4.3.3.1; 12 Perc. DrK. 2T; Easy E.Kbd. Kbd; Easy Guitars. Guitrs. Hrp; Easy Strings; Strings
  • Commissioned by Kent Music School
  • 1st performance: 7 June 1998 Kent Music School Brian Wright (cond.)
  • Suitable for beginners up to grade 8+

String Orchestra

Egerton Suite 1977 Revised 2004

  • Duration: 9 mins
  • Commissioned by Swale Music Centre
  • 1st performance: February 1977
  • Suitable for grades 3-5

Canzonet and March 1981

  • Duration: 5 mins
  • Swale Music Centre
  • Junior String Orchestra grades Initial – 1 or 2

Harp Concertino 1983/4

  • Harp and string orchestra
  • Duration: 16-17 mins
  • 1st Performance: Feb 1985 Sioned Williams (Hp) Oare String Orchestra
  • Suitable for – Hrp: professional soloist Str: good amateur strings (grade 8 +)
  • Dedicated to Don Goodsell

National Anthem 1984 (Arne)

  • String Orchestra
  • Duration: 45secs
  • Suitable for grade 5 and over

Rapunzel 1991 revised 1999

  • Narrator and String Orchestra
  • Duration: 22 mins
  • 1st Performance: Dec. 1991 Oare String Orch. cond. by the Composer
  • Suitable for good amateur orchestra (grade 8+)

Fantasia Concertante 2006

  • For Tenor/Descant Recorder & string orchestra (pno. reduction available)
  • Published by Peacock Press
  • Duration: 13 mins
  • 1st performance: John Turner with Oare String Orchestra 27 Jan 2007
  • Suitable for professional recorder player and good amateur orchestra.

The Seafarer 2009

  • String Orchestra
  • Duration: 6 mins
  • Dedicatee: Don Goodsell
  • 1st Performance: Oare string Orchestra on 30.01.10
  • Suitable for good amateur orchestra

Chaconne 2000, from Violin Partita No.2 ~ J S Bach

  • Arranged for String Orchestra
  • Duration: 15 mins
  • 1st Performance: Oare String Orchestra on 28 January 2006
  • Suitable for good amateur orchestra

How Love Fled – Six Yeats Songs 2012

  • Soprano and String Orchestra
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • 1st performance: scheduled for 28.09.13
  • Dedicatee(s): Lesley-Jane Rogers & Oare String Orchestra
  • Suitable for professional soloist and very good amateur string orchestra

Viola Concerto 2017

  • Viola and String Orchestra
  • Duration: 30 mins
  • 1st performance: Martin Outram and Oare String Orchestra 27th Jan 2018
  • Dedicated to Martin Outram
  • Suitable for professional soloist and very good amateur string orchestra

Concertos

Harp Concertino 1983/4

  • Harp and string orchestra
  • Duration: 16-17 mins
  • 1st Performance: Feb 1985 Sioned Williams (Hp) Oare String Orchestra
  • Suitable for – Hrp: professional soloist Str: good amateur strings (grade 8 +)
  • Dedicated to Don Goodsell

Fantasia Concertante 2006

  • For Tenor/Descant Recorder & string orchestra (pno. reduction available)
  • Published by Peacock Press
  • Duration: 13 mins
  • 1st performance: John Turner with Oare String Orchestra 27 Jan 2007
  • Suitable for professional recorder player and good amateur orchestra

Viola Concerto 2017

  • Viola and String Orchestra
  • Duration: 30 mins
  • 1st performance: Martin Outram and Oare String Orchestra 27th Jan 2018
  • Dedicated to Martin Outram
  • Suitable for professional soloist and very good amateur string orchestra

Choral/Orchestral

Missa Brevis 1973/74

  • SATB a capella
  • Duration: 9-10 mins
  • 1st performance: Ambrosian Singers Cond. Douglas Robinson BBC R3 July 1976
  • Dedicatee: Lenore Reynell & North London Chamber Choir
  • Suitable for very good amateur to professional choir

Megaliths 1976

  • Cantata for treble solo, SATB chorus and orchestra
  • 2/picc.2.2/Tsax.2 2.2.2.1 Pno 2T 4P Strings
  • Duration: 13-14 mins
  • 1st performance: Maidstone Boys Grammar School Nov. 1976
  • Dedicatee: Maidstone Grammar School

Woolman’s Witness 1998- 2002

  • Cantata in two parts. Duration: total perf. 120 mins; just music 90 mins.
  • Lyrics: Alec Davison and extracts from John Woolman’s Journal and other writings.
  • Scored for: Narrator, Soprano, Tenor & Baritone soloists;
  • SATB chorus
  • Picc/fl.ob.cl.bsn. hrn. pno. perc/kit 2 vln. vla. cello. DB (or string orchestra)
  • Commissioned by: The Leaveners for members of Quaker Festival Chorus and Orchestra
  • 1st Performance: 6 April 2002 at Royal College of Music, London; conducted by the composer
  • Suitable for: professional soloists, amateur choir, grade 8+ instrumentalists.

Chamber Music

Introduction & Allegro 1974

  • For Violin and Harp
  • Duration: 6 mins
  • Dedicatee: Marie Goossens
  • Suitable for grade 7-8+

Two Easy Pieces 1975

  • For Violin and Piano
  • Duration: 2 minutes
  • Suitable for grade 1 violin

Transfiguration 1977

  • For unaccompanied violin
  • Duration: 9-10 mins
  • 1st performance: Gillian Sansom Concert Hall, Broadcasting House BBC R3, May 1979
  • Suitable for professional soloist

Violin and Viola Sonata 1988 (revised 2010)

  • Duration: 18 mins
  • 1st performance: July 1989 Sally Walsh and composer
  • Dedicatee: Sally Walsh (now Aviss)
  • Suitable for grade 8-diploma

Song and Dance 1989

  • For Clarinet and Piano
  • Duration: 3-4 mins
  • 1st performance: Tony Spencer (cl) and Michael Tillett
  • Dedicatee: Terry Bates
  • Suitable for clarinet grd 6-7; piano similar

Tabby Cat 2010

  • Bagatelle for solo cello
  • Duration: 1:50
  • Dedicatee: Don Goodsell
  • Suitable for cellist about grade 6.

They were changed men…. 2013

Fantasia for Solo Viola

  • Duration: 8:30
  • 1st performance: Scheduled – Martin Outram, Canterbury, 21.11.13
  • Suitable for violist of diploma – professional soloist

Songs

Three Cavalier Songs 1974/75

  • For Tenor and Piano
  • Duration: 10 mins
  • 1st performance: Stuart Kale and Cyril Gell March 1977 Newcastle University BBC R3
  • Suitable for professional performers

Six Rossetti Songs 1979/80

  • For Soprano, Clarinet and Piano
  • Duration: 25 mins
  • Commissioned by The Bergère Trio
  • 1st performance: Jan 1981, The Bergère Trio
  • Suitable for professional performers

How Do I Love Thee 1994 [Elizabeth Barrett Browning]

  • For Contralto and piano
  • Duration: 4-5 mins
  • Dedicatee: Sally Aviss
  • Suitable for amateur performers

Tres Lusciniae 2009

  • For Soprano & Recorder (treble & sopranino)
  • Duration: 10 mins.
  • 1st performance: John Turner & Lesley-Jane Rogers, 23.04.10
  • Suitable for professional performers

How Love Fled – Six Yeats Songs 2012

  • Soprano and String Orchestra
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • 1st performance: scheduled for 28.09.13
  • Dedicatee(s): Lesley-Jane Rogers & Oare String Orchestra
  • Suitable for professional soloist and very good amateur string orchestra.

Educational

Two Easy Pieces 1. Reflections 2. Skeleton’s Dance 1975

  • Violin and Piano
  • Duration: 2 Mins
  • Suitable for grade 1 violin and piano g.3-4

Egerton Suite 1977 Revised 2004

  • Duration: 9 mins
  • Commissioned by Swale Music Centre
  • 1st performance: February 1977
  • Suitable for grades 3-5

Canzonet and March 1981

  • Duration: 5 mins
  • Swale Music Centre
  • Junior String Orchestra grades Initial – 1 or 2

Gregorian Suite 1982

  • For recorder consort and 3 celli
  • Duration: 8 mins
  • Commissioned by Swale Music Centre
  • 1st performed: May 1982 SMC recorder consort

Siciliano and March 1982

  • For treble recorder & piano (arr. from Gregorian Suite)

Fantasia 1983

  • For four violins
  • grades 3-4

What a Story 1986

  • For Narrator and Piano (Text: Gerard Benson)
  • Duration: 13-14 mins
  • 1st Performance: Jean Phillips and Gerard Benson, May 1986, Purcell Room,
  • Suitable for good amateurs or professional performers

Drunken Sailor Variations 1986

  • For String Quartet for instrumental demonstrations to primary school children
  • Duration: 5 mins
  • 1st performance: 1986 Maidstone String Quartet
  • Suitable for teachers or professional players

Bobby’s Dream – variations on Bobby Shafto

  • For String Quartet, for instrumental demonstrations to primary school children
  • Duration: 5 mins
  • 1st performance: 1987 Maidstone String Quartet
  • Suitable for teachers or professional players

Song and Dance 1989

  • For Clarinet and Piano
  • Duration: 3-4 mins
  • 1st performance: Tony Spencer (cl) and Michael Tillett
  • Dedicatee: Terry Bates
  • Suitable for clarinet grd 6-7; piano similar

The Quartermaster’s Dream 1989/90 [including space for childrens compositions] For Fl/picc. Tsax/cl. Hrn. Tr. Btrom. Pno. String quintet (or string orch.) and easy tuned & untuned perc. recorders vln. etc.

  • Duration: 15-20 mins +
  • Commissioned by Kent Education Committee
  • 1st performance: March 1990 Kent Music School staff cond. by the composer
  • Suitable for professional players + primary school children

Music for Multitudes (for the World’s Largest Orchestra) 1998

  • Duration: 9 mins. (9:48 for 1st perf.)
  • Recorders; Easy WW; Picc+2.2.2.ASax2.TSax2.2+CBsn; Easy Brass; 4.3.3.1; 12 Perc. DrK. 2T; Easy E.Kbd. Kbd; Easy Guitars. Guitrs. Hrp; Easy Strings; Strings
  • Commissioned by Kent Music School
  • 1st performance: 7 June 1998 Kent Music School Brian Wright (cond.)
  • Suitable for beginners up to grade 8+

Towers & Ramparts 2007

  • For Junior String Orchestra 3 vln parts, 2 vla, 2 cello, DB and pno accomp.
  • Duration: 2:10 F
  • 1st performance: 10.12.07
  • Grades 1-2 with some open string/1st finger parts for each instr.

Twinkly Variations 2009

  • For Junior String Orchestra 3 vln parts, 2 vla, 2 cello, DB and pno accomp
  • Duration: 4 mins
  • 1st performance: 24.07.09
  • Grades 1-2 with some open string/1st finger parts for each instr.

Ceilidh Suite 2011 – arrangements of Soldier’s Joy; The Star of County Down; Tenpenny Bit, Jig.

  • For Junior String Orchestra 3 vln parts, 2 vla, 2 cello, DB and pno accomp.
  • Duration: 5 mins
  • 1st Performance: 22.07.11 Kent Music Summer School, Benenden School.
  • Grades 1-2 with some open string/1st finger parts for each instr.

Arrangements

National Anthem 1984 (Arne)

  • String Orchestra
  • Duration: 45secs
  • Suitable for grade 5 and over

Chanson de Matin – Elgar

  • Arr. For string orchestra

Chanson de Nuit – Elgar

  • Arr. For string orchestra

Salut D’Amour – Elgar

  • Arr. For solo violin & string orchestra

Une Idylle – Elgar

  • Arr. For string orchestra

Chaconne – Bach, from solo violin partita BWV 1004

  • Arr. For string orchestra

Junior String Orchestra Arrangements

Most of the following scored for open string parts up to grade 1or 2

Animal Music (The Animals came in 2 by 2) (Arr. Sally and Peter Aviss)

Beethoven’s 9th! (Arr. Sally and Peter Aviss)

Blow the Wind Southerly (Arr. Sally and Peter Aviss)

Cripple Creek (Arr. Sally and Peter Aviss)

Football Crazy (Arr. Sally Aviss)

The Grand Old Duke of York (Arr. Sally and Peter Aviss)

I Saw Three Ships (Arr. Sally and Peter Aviss)

Skye Boat Song

Highland Laddie