ARRANGING

Leading schools workshops for the past 20 years has led me to develop skills arranging scores for a wide variety of instrumental combinations. These range from small-scale chamber works for educational visits, orchestral arrangements for commercial recording sessions to large scale ensembles: symphonic band and full orchestra.

During the current Covid-19 pandemic I have been creating play-along piano accompaniments in wav/mp3 format using Dorico software that my students can use to work on their ensemble skills and gain a better sense of a piece as a whole whilst on lockdown. I have amassed a considerable library of backing tracks and when used in conjunction with free apps such as  Voice Record Pro or paid apps like The Amazing Slow Downer they are an invaluable tool for working on a piece without the luxury of having a pianist present. 
 
For more information about these play-along piano mp3s or to purchase tracks please click on this link 

Here are some sample tracks:





Projects include:

Towards Light & Wingèd Creatures Schools Project (2021/2)
An interactive school's project featuring music inspired by moths, butterflies, grasshoppers, 
bees, wasps and birds. Music specially arranged from the 15th century to the present day by Vaughan Williams, Britten, Grieg, Ravel, Schubert, Guillaume Dufay, Henry Purcell, Marin Marais, Gabriel Jackson and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

Aaron Copland | Appalachian Spring (2021) 
An arrangement for a Y12 school ensemble, expanding the possibilities of experiencing this majestic piece. Scored for 2 flutes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, 4 violins, viola, 2 celli and piano

The Silk Road Schools Project (2020)
An interactive schools' project featuring music from the Yi tribe of China to folk music in Constantinople, by way of the Beatles', Salif Keïta, Tan Dun and Rimsky-Korsakov 

Igor Stravinsky | Pulcinella Suite
Six movements of the Suite arranged for Symphonic Band
(Sinfonia - Gavotta - Vivo - Minuetto - Finale)

Benjamin Britten | Four Sea Interludes
arranged for Britten on the Beach for Deal Festival
violin, cello, flute (+piccolo), clarinet, horn, harp & percussion

Igor Stravinsky | Petrouchka
arranged for school's education visits
violin, cello, double bass, flute (+piccolo), clarinet (+bass) & accordion

Manuel de Falla | Siete Canciones Populares Españolas

Aaron Copland | Old American Songs
arranged for small ensemble and voice, soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello & piano

Luciano Berio | Folksongs | I wonder as I wander
voice, clarinet, viola & accordion



All arranging and score typesetting created using Steinberg Dorico software. Thanks to Royal Academy of Music, London for their generous support

Keep Young and Beautiful - PianoDubin & Warren
00:00 / 02:40
Five Bagatelles - Fughetta - PianoGerald Finzi
00:00 / 02:12
Clarinet Sonata - Mässig bewegtPaul Hindemith
00:00 / 04:37