YouTube Composition Playlist.
1. You Raise Me Up - Martin Dickinson (Arrangement)
2. My Tears Will Fall for String Quartet
3. Misty Waters for Piano (Dance Piece)
4. Misty Waters for Piano
Singing & Theatre Arts Teacher, Musical Director, Piano Accompanist, Composer
MA, PGCE, BA (Hons),
ATCL (Musical Theatre)
In the realm of Musical Theatre I'm involved in adapting band arrangements for smaller ensembles including pantomimes and showcases. Other work includes orchestration, transposition, typesetting and creating piano vocal and piano conductor scores.
My last orchestration was the music for Pinot! The Musical; which was performed at Wimbledon Theatre Studio and The Palace Theatre, Southend in 2018. Previously the music was all prerecorded backing tracks so I was responsible for adapting and arranging the music for a live band.
Most recently, I have been involved in creating arrangements for Duality Music UK and the Garden@Centre Point performances at Tottenham Court Road during Covid 19. During that time I've also been creating piano arrangements for new productions; both for album recordings and the live shows. This not only included creating piano vocal scores but also printing and binding these materials for future performances.
Composition & Arrangements
I like to compose for theatre; mainly underscores and music that compliments what happens on stage. "Afterglow" by Ropewalk Theatre Company in 2013 was my first score and more recently I wrote music for a production of “Tom’s Midnight Garden” for piano and viola which was selected by Arts Richmond for the Judges' award 2015 - 16. (see photo).
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