The Daymark is a ten-minute orchestral piece, commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra through the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme. It was premiered at the Barbican, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, in November 2022. The piece was developed out of a series of workshops with the LSO from 2019 to 2022.
Daylighting, a 40-minute community opera, with a libretto by Clare Shaw, was commissioned for the Royal Academy of Music’s 200th Anniversary. It was premiered in the Susie Sainsbury Theatre in February 2022, with four performances directed by Hazel Gould and conducted by Otis Enikodo-Lineham. The performances featured 105 children from local primary schools – Netley, and St Albans CE – coached by Suzi Zumpe, alongside Academy soloists and instrumentalists.
The piece was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award in the Community & Participation category at the Ivors Composer Awards 2022.
Return to Kintail
Return to Kintail was commissioned by St Luke’s Music Society and was premiered in St Luke’s Church, Battersea, in June 2021. The performers were Anna Harvey (mezzo-soprano), Katy Hill (soprano), Samuel Staples (violin), Chris Hill (double bass) and Anna Tilbrook (piano).
The video of the piece, below, was recorded in concert in June 2022, in an alternative arrangement performed by Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo-soprano), LeOui Rendsburg (soprano), Eva Richards (cello), Eleanor Grant (double bass) and Kari Novilla (harp).
Tree of Hundreds
Tree of Hundreds was commissioned by the International Guitar Foundation in 2020.
It was premiered by guitarist Pavel Ralev in October 2020 at Kings Place, London.
Quiver was written for the Echéa Quartet in 2018, inspired by a series of paintings by Bridget Riley of the same name. The Quartet have performed the piece in various concerts in the UK, the US, France and Canada.
The piece was recorded for ‘Strings in the Earth and Air’ at St John’s College, Cambridge, in July 2021.
Stairway is a 20-minute site-specific piece developed with and premiered by Sing Healthy choir members.
The video below, shot and edited by Thom Seaman, captures the piece’s premiere in November 2018 at SPACED festival, at the Royal Academy of Music.
One of many choral arrangements, Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right was written for The Civil Service Choir, dedicated to Jeremy Heywood (1961–2018), and premiered at the 2019 Civil Service Awards. The choir released a virtual performance of the arrangement in June 2020.
Black Lagoon was written in April 2020 for the first volume of Twenty, a collection of solo pieces suitable for pianists of all levels, free to download and play at home. Proceeds from the album go to the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.