I always struggle to think of names for pieces that I write. This one was the result of desperate grappling: oboes and bassoons often put me in mind of pirate films and the slightly untethered nature of the piece put me in mind of cats, so I named it The Pirates Cat. Which was an awful name. So I re-christened it Cat Among the Pirates, which I think is marginally better.

It started life as a load of guitar chords jumping around in (mostly) fifths. I wrote them down but then deleted them as I built up the score, forgetting that I might want to refer to them later. Never mind.

It’s partly an exercise in counterpoint, particularly around the middle when the different parts play at different paces.

Anyway, here it is, written out and presented in MuseScore:

Cat Among the Pirates by citizensheep