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James Hall

Singing & Theatre Arts Teacher, Musical Director, Piano Accompanist & Composer

BA (Hons) PGCE

ATCL (Musical Theatre)

What I Offer

I like to compose for theatre; mainly underscores and music that compliments what happens on stage. "Afterglow" by Ropewalk Theatre Company in 2013 was the first score I wrote and more recently I wrote a score for a production of “Tom’s Midnight Garden” for piano and viola. I have also composed instrumental music for a range of instruments and styles including two piano suites. My compositions have been performed by The Fidelio Trio, pianist Kate Ryder and The Bridge String Quartet. Most of my compositions are available to listen to in the Gallery and sheet music is available here http://www.scoreexchange.com/profiles/27144

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Often in my work as a Musical Director I am required to adapt band arrangements or create my own for shows such as pantomimes.

 

Recently I orchestrated and arranged the music for Pinot! The Musical which was performed at Wimbledon Theatre Studio and The Palace Theatre, Soutend this year. Previously the music was all prereorded backing tracks so I was responsible for adapting and arranging the music for a live band.

 

My other compositions include scores for short films, a dance piece and underscore for a clearing video by Kingston University.

 

My score for Tom's Midnight Garden, performed by Youth Action Theatre at Hampton Hill Playhouse in 2016 was selected by Arts Richmond for the Judges' award 2015 - 16. (see photo)

To get in contact please email

 

info@jamesahall.co.uk

 

or call: 07531926132

YouTube Composition Playlist.

 

1. My Tears Will Fall for String Quartet

 

2. After Soppho II for Voice for Piano

 

3. Misty Waters for Piano (Dance Piece)

 

4. Misty Waters for Piano

 

5. The Kingston Clearing Hat

 

Further recordings and performances are yet to be added and should be completed in the near future.

Composition & Arrangements

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