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How to play Indian Sitar Raags on a piano
Piano Solo

(or duet / duo - the book contains instructions on how to play with two pianists on one or two pianos)
hours and hours
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Learn to play North Indian classical sitar music on a piano.  This brand new collection of 24 raags will be enjoyed by good amateur pianists through to virtuosic professionals.  It is suitable for any pianist who enjoys discovering new music, or who has an interest in music from other cultures, or who knows the pleasure of jazz noodling and wants to explore a rewarding and fresh (but centuries-old) form of improvisation.

Includes these 24 raags: Kalyani "Bliss", Hemvati "Golden Mountain Stream", Latangi "Little Girl", Desh "Sweeping Landscape", Vachaspati "Wise Old Man", Gezellish "Gazelle", Kalavati "Moonlight", Bageshri "The Waiting Bride", Neenda "Sleep", Paraj "Pollen on the Breeze", Lalit "Elegant Mischief", Jogiya Kalingra "Arome of Saffron", Chakravaak "Ruddy Goose", Kofi "Intense Coffee", Suraja "Morning Sun", Bilaskhani Todi "Mourning", Asawari "Full of Hope", Todi "Lady in the Forest", Gaud-Sarang "Lunchtime Bell", Madhuvanti "Flowing with honey", Patdeep "Stealing my heart", Charukesh "Beautiful Hair", Poorvi "From the East", Puriya "Satisfaction"
7 Piano Duets & Triets
Piano Duet
and
Piano Triet
40+
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A collection of seven piano duets and triets, with an international theme.
Changes for 20 nifty fingers (duet)
Passacaglia (duet)
Raag Gezellig (duet)
Joyful Balaphony (duet)
Glittering Gamelan (duet)
Are You Going? (triet)
Experiencing High Volumes (triet)
2016 Edition.
Scene from Gaelic Faram
(Jig in Kiev)
2 pianos
(without percussion)
6
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£10.00 + P&P
New 2-piano arrangement of a stand-alone 6-minute scene from Gaelic Faram (Jig in Kiev) - see below!
Gaelic Faram
(Jig in Kiev)
2 pianos and 2 percussionists
16
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£16.00 + P&P
Composed for the Kiev Piano Duo for the Kiev “Chamber Music Session” Festival 2012.  Designed as a companion piece for Bartok’s famous Sonata for 2 pianos and percussion. It is a virtuosic piece inspired by British folksong, and includes adaptations of the Dargason jig and the reel Mary Mack, and starts with an attempt to capture some of the ornamented and decorated melody lines typical of Scottish bagpipes. Fully revised 2016.
An Autumn Evening
Piano
13
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"An Autumn Evening" is a tranquil, relaxing, minimalistic piece for piano players of an intermediate standard (approximately grades 5-6). Easy listening.
[25 pages]

1. Leaves Blowing Around the Park
2. Light Filtering Through the Trees at Dusk
3. Ripples in the Fountain


A Winter Night
Piano
13
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"A Winter Night" is a tranquil, relaxing, minimalistic piece for piano players of an intermediate standard (approximately grades 4-5). Easy listening.
[15 pages]

1. First Hints of Snow in the Meadow
2. Icy Pond
3. Melting Stream
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7 Airs & Fantasias
Piano
64
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A collection of 7 Airs & Fantasias for solo piano. The airs are essentially melody-dominated, and the fantasias are pieces in free form with a minimalistic use of repeated and rotating patterns.
[79 pages]

Released on CD - see cd.tp/ipm08 for further info.
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Toccata
Piano
9
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TOCCATA for piano is a tour de force of driving energy, based on a few simple cells of musical material explored and developed over a ten minute period: technically demanding, mentally strenuous, the music's energy is regulated until the final release in the last section, where use is made of the entire range of the keyboard, all the thematic fragments converge, and uninterrupted momentum is achieved. Toccata is a concert show-piece for accomplished players (grade 8 and beyond).
[29 pages]
Are You Going?
& Changes
Piano triet (six hands) and
Piano duet
4
&
3
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Two pieces for 2 or 3 pianists at one piano. ARE YOU GOING? for 3 pianists is a fast, complex, layered, polyphonic romp based on the folk-melody Scarborough Fair, pulled around in various time-warps - mesmerising to watch and rewarding to play. CHANGES is for piano duet, a minimalistic counting duel, with sections in both 14 and 15 quavers per bar, building to a climactic and impressive-to-behold finish. Great fun to get your and your friends' fingers round! (Standard grade 8+). [19 pages]


Are You Going?

Changes

AYG

Changes
Cerebrations
String Quartet
12
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A challenging string quartet, described by Dr David Wright as "a compelling work of contrasts. At times it is 'teeth on edge' music but there are fine moments and a vitality coupled with recognisable thematic material, although the music retains its angularity."
2 Piano Quartets
"Piano Quartet"




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Piano Quartet



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Violin, Clarinet, Cello and Piano












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6
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Winner of the Philharmonia Orchestra Martin Musical Scholarship Fund Composition Prize 2003 (Piano Quartet).

First performed by the Fidelio Quartet in the Royal Festival Hall in May 2003.


Violin/Viola/Cello/Piano
fp Ana Laurichesse, Marie-Camille Costaseca-Cazenove,
Charlotte Chollet, Mélody Giot
March 2015 Perpignan Conservatoire, France.

Violin/Clarinet/Cello/Piano
fp Contemporary Ensemble, The Warehouse 1999. spnm shortlist.



























































Nuts & Bolts
Violin, Piano, Percussion
5
spnm shortlist. Also version without percussion (Nut & Bolt).
Air 1
"Gentle Interweaving"
Piano
4
Fantasia 1 "Clockwork 5 4"
Piano
3
Air 2
"After Satie"
Piano
3
Fantasia 2
"On the Westminster Chimes"
Piano
4
Air 3
"On an anagram"
Piano
4
Fantasia 3 "Parallel Octaves"
Piano
5
Air 4 "Sarabande"
Piano
4
Fantasia 4
"Wind Chimes"
Piano
8
Air 5
"Calmly Contented"
Piano
4
Fantasia 5
"Bells in 9 8"
Piano
4
Air 6
"Modal Twist"
Piano
4
Fantasia 6
"Half-Second-Hand"
Piano
6
Air 7
"Cantabile Mist"
Piano
6
Fantasia 7
"All in a chord"
Piano
6
Mischief
Piano
1
N/A
Passacaglia
Piano Duet
6
N/A
Prelude, Sarabande & Fugue
3 recorders/flutes, harpsichord, viol/cello
9
Also available for: Flute, Oboe, Trumpet, Harpsichord, Violin, Cello
Swirling Skirmish
Accordian duet
9
Also available for: Recorder and Harpsichord, Flute and Harp, Oboe and Harp, Saxophone and Piano.
N/A
Backcloth
Brass Quartet
10
Table Manners
Cello
10
Music for the play by Alan Ayckbourn, performed by Bristol University Drama Society in 1996
N/A
N/A
Tiger Raag
Cello
7
Also available for solo violin or viola, or as duet or trio.
N/A
And I saw a new heaven
Chamber Orchestra
9
And After These Things
Choir
7
Jesus said, I AM
Choir
9
SSATBB
N/A
Motet 4 Eight
Choir
3
SSAATTBB
N/A
Psalm 13
Choir
2
N/A
The Voice That Breathed O'er Eden
Choir
3
SSATBB, wedding anthem.
Thy Way, Not Mine, O Lord
Choir
3
N/A
Agnus Dei
Choir
2
SATB
N/A
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Choir + organ
4
released November 03 on the Naxos Book of Carols CD, sung by the award-winning choir Tonus Peregrinus.
N/A
All Glory Laud and Honour
Choir+accomp
4
SATB
N/A
Lord Jesus, Come!
Choir+accomp
4
SATB and Organ, SATB (unaccomp), or Unison & Piano.
N/A
Journey Through a Distant Land
Flexible Instrumentation
8
Written for COMA.
N/A
N/A
Fantasia (on a Pakistani Hymn-tune)
Flute, Clarinet, Cello, Harp
8
fp members of Brunel Ensemble, workshop at Bristol Uni 1998.
Swirling Skirmish
Flute, Harp
9
Also available for: Recorder and Harpsichord, Accordian Duet, Oboe and Harp, Saxophone and Piano.
N/A
Misella Puella
Flute, Piano
2
Light jazz.
Serenade
Guitar
3
N/A
Fantasy I
Harpsichord
3
N/A
Square Dance
Large Mixed Ensemble
8
Antigone
Mixed Chamber Ensemble
20
Music for the play, performed by Bristol University Drama Society in 1996.
N/A
N/A
Prelude, Sarabande & Fugue
Mixed Chamber Ensemble
9
Flute, Oboe, Trumpet, Harpsichord, Violin, Cello. Also available for: 3 recorders/flutes, harpsichord, bass viol/cello.
The Fawn
Mixed Chamber Ensemble
10
soprano, 2 pianos, mixed chamber ensemble
N/A
N/A
The Inmates
Mixed Chamber Ensemble
20
Music for play, performed in Manchester's Green Room, by Manchester University Drama Department.
N/A
N/A
Swirling Skirmish
Oboe, Harp
9
Also available for: Recorder and Harpsichord, Flute and Harp, Saxophone and Piano, two Accordians.
N/A
Fun 4 Three
Oboe, Piano, Gloved hand
4
Crossed Wires
Mixed Chamber Ensemble
10
OPERETTA
fp Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 1997, spnm Music Theatre project.
N/A
3 Sliced Mice
Mixed Chamber Ensemble
26
OPERETTA
fp 2001 University of Bristol. Commissioned by Five Brothers Pasta Sauces.
Passacaglia
Orchestra
7
fp Bristol University Symphony Orchestra 2001.
N/A
Passacaglia
Organ
6
Prelude
Organ
3
N/A
A Streetcar Named Desire
Piano
20
Music for the play, performed by Bristol University Drama Society in 1997.
N/A
N/A
Piano Trio
Piano Trio
12
Quartet version of this piece won the Philharmonia Orchestra Martin Musical Scholarship Composition Prize 2003.
N/A
Swirling Skirmish
Recorder, Harpsichord
9
Also available for: Oboe and Harp, Flute and Harp, Saxophone and Piano, two Accordians.
4 Short Pieces
Recorder, Piano
8
For recorder or flute, increasing in difficulty, starting from very easy.
N/A
Swirling Skirmish
Saxophone, Piano
9
Also available for: Recorder and Harpsichord, Flute and Harp, Oboe and Harp, two Accordians.
N/A
Voice From The Throne
String Orchestra
6
String Orchestra version of "And after these things", Highly commended by the Oare String Orchestra .
N/A
Piece 4 Six
String Quartet, 2 Percussion
6

And After These Things
String Sextet
7
String version of "And after these things". Another version for String Orchestra is called "Voice From the Throne", and was highly commended by the Oare String Orchestra.
N/A
Tiger Raag
String Trio
7
Also available as solos or duet for violin, viola or cello.
N/A
Tiger Raag
Viola
7
Also available as solo for violin or cello, or duet or trio.
N/A
Tiger Raag
Violin
7
Also available as solos for viola or cello, or as duet or trio.
N/A
Violin Duet I
Violin Duet
2
Violin Duet II
Violin Duet
2
Violin Duet III
Violin Duet
1
Peter Piper
Voice, Mixed Chamber Ensemble
5
N/A
Typhus
Voice, Mixed Chamber Ensemble
5
Countertenor, guitar, violin, cello
My Lute, Awake!
Voice, Mixed Chamber Ensemble, OR
Voice & guitar
5

Dreams Do Show Thee Me
Voice+accomp
5
N/A
Eternal Love
Voice+accomp
4
N/A
N/A
Love Me Not For Comely Grace
Voice+accomp
3
N/A
My God, I Love Thee
Voice+accomp
3
congregational hymn/song
N/A
Sweet Day
Voice+accomp
2
N/A
The Pilgrim
Voice+accomp
2
N/A
Was There E'er
Voice+accomp
3
You Are Worthy, O Lord
Voice+accomp
4
congregational hymn/song. SSATBB
N/A
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