This is my first attempt at a Christmas carol and my first attempt at anything choral. It’s a setting of an old poem by Eugene Field.
Attempting my first fugue
I’ve been trying to write a fugue, as an exercise in understanding fugues, counterpoint and the development of all of this stuff. It’s written for recorder, oboe, Bb clarinet and bassoon.
Setting the Cat Among the Pirates
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...
Suite for five parts
Here are three things I wrote before I started exploring tonal harmony a bit more seriously. They're numbered one to three because they do sort of tell a story, but it's not one...
Ooh Look – Squirrels!
A simple exercise in tonal harmony turned into a challenge of modulating through six key changes without anyone noticing.