This is a selection of recordings of some of my original compositions – vocal sculptures, choral compositions and a commissioned song for a puppet theatre show.
This Magic is a song about the sense of feeling an invisible connecting between the living and the dead, within space and time, between two worlds. Written in 2004, a year after my dad passed away, recorded in the summer of 2020.
The words for Life are by Kate Amphlett, based on a poem she wrote for us when our son was born. This vocal composition was written in 2010.
Oshima & The Big Sea
This song was a commission for Angel Heart Theatre’s production of their original story and children’s show, Oshima & The Big Sea, which I performed in as a puppeteer, singer and musician.
Old Man Of The Moor
The words are from an extract of Alice Oswalds poem ‘Dart’, which follows the River Dart from source to sea. This choral composition was commissioned by Global Harmony for their performance of ‘Dart’ (in song and spoken word) in The Great Hall at Dartington, in 2010. This song is included in my Community Choir Songbook – A World Awake In Song.
Here it is sung by my two Community Choirs at Bristol Community Choir Convention in St. George’s, Bristol, in 2019. Please visit my Community Choirs page for more information about these choirs.
A World Awake In Song
This is a little preview from my Community Choir Songbook 2021.