Orchestral Music

Symphony No 3 (2017) 36 mins

2222.2200.Timp.Strings (c. 36 minutes) Dedicated to the memory of Richard ‘Tony’ Arnell (1917-2009) Arnell composed 6 Symphonies during a long and distinguished career. Towards the end of his life he discussed with Warren Cohen the idea of composing a Seventh, to a commission from Cohen’s orchestra: MusicNova, of Scottsdale, Arizona. He had the idea that it […]

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Symphony No. 2 ‘DEBS’ (2005) 50 mins

The inspiration for this came from many places, but particularly his family. Each movement is based on the personality of his immediate family – his wife Debbie, daughter Leela, and sons Rohan and Kiran. “I listened to your symphony and was most impressed. It’s very powerful.”    Richard ‘Tony’ Arnell As part of the premiere of […]

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Symphony No. 1 for Chamber Orchestra (1987) 20 mins

Dedicated to Celia Duffy Fl, Alto fl, Ob, C.A., Cl in Bb, Bass Cl in Bb, Bsn, Contra bsn – 2 Horns in F, Tpt in C, Fluegelhorn, Tbne, Tuba – Timp, 3 Perc, Pfte, Celesta – Vln I, Vln II, Vla, Cello, D. Bass Symphony No1 My first symphony was conceptualised during the final […]

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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor(2002-03) 40 mins

1 Front cover.cwk (DR) Dedicated to Helen and Arthur Jonathan on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary 2222.4210.Harp.Timp.Perc.Solo Violin.Strings Movement I: Allegro Movement II: Andante Movement III: Andante con moto/Doppio movimento Total Duration: c. 40 minutes Composer’s notes Since the age of 18, or so, I’ve written many pieces of music as gifts for […]

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Concertino – Quasi Variazione for Oboe, String Orchestra and Timps (2006) 16 mins

Dedicated to Professor Stanley Glasser 3 Movements Duration: c. 16 minutes

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Piano Concerto (1999/2006) 13 mins

Composer’s note: On several occasions I had attempted to begin teaching my daughter, Leela, to play the piano, and, although initially keen, she had always been resistant, arguing that when I played I rampaged up and down the keyboard, not merely twiddling my fingers on the white notes near the middle. Then, at Easter-time in […]

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The Voyage of Odysseus – a Masque (2005) 30 mins

For Orchestra and Chorus Dedicated to Richard ‘Tony’ Arnell

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3 Sketches for Chamber Orchestra (1987) 10 mins

Dedicated to Don Ray

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Gran-nan’s Ninety Wishes (2005) 10 mins

For Solo Cornet, Brass, Harp and Strings Dedicated to Joyce Bates

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Fascinating Rohan for Small Orchestra (2006) 5 mins

1.1.1.1-1.1.1.0-Timp-Strings Dedicated to Rohan Jonathan Originally a piece for recorder and piano this was orchestrated after a request from conductor Warren Cohen.  

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