Instrumental Music

Instrumental Music

Carnival 2

Go to the Guildown Soundcloud page to listen to all of Carnival 2

Scored for two pianos, strings, clarinet, flute and xylophone, Carnival 2 takes Saint Saens famous Carnival of the Animals as its inspiration. The piano parts vary in difficulty but are at a similar level to the Saint Saens original and the most difficult movements could be managed by secure Grade 8 pianists. 

  • Introduction
  • Dawn Chorus
  • Commuters
  • Jellyfish
  • Pigs
  • Flies
  • Whales
  • The Bittern
  • The Swan
  • Lounge Lizards
  • Lonesome George
  • Soldier Ants
  • Finale  (35′)


Commissioned by Sophie Langdon and first performed in 2015 by Sophie accompanied by Nicholas Walker, the five movements reflect the qualities of the traditional five elements;

Earth – Water – Air – Fire – Quintessence



12 Pieces for Piano

A set of 12 short and relatively easy movements 

Prelude and Toccata for piano

Composed as a birthday present for Tom White

Concerto for Bass Trombone

Ready Autumn 2014 – 3 movements for Bass trombone and wind orchestra

A commission for James Buckle currently acting Principal Bass Trombonist of the Philharmonia

Fantasy for Clarinet, Piano, Violin & Cello

Single movement work composed for the Holywell Ensemble.  (12′)

Violin Concerto

Relatively simple 3 movement concerto for String Orchestra and solo violin.  (15′)

Elegy 2014

A single movement reflecting on the centenary of the First World War written for the Friends of St Martha’s. Violin, Cello and Piano (8′)

Flute Sonata

For solo flute & piano  (12′)

Hudson Parkway

A short jazz piece in versions for either small band or Concert Band

Arrangements & Orchestrations

Rossini – Petite Messe Solonelle

Harmonium Part arranged for String Quartet

Poulenc – Movements Perpetuels

Arranged for small orchestra

Debussy – Petite Suite

arranged for Chamber Orchestra

Butterworth – Three Songs from A Shropshire Lad

arranged for Tenor and Chamber Orchestra

1. Loveliest of Trees

2. The Lads in their Hundreds

3. Is my Team Ploughing