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A new setting of carol “While Shepherds watched” now published!

A brand new very catchy and modern setting of this well known Christmas Carol lyric for piano and either solo or many voices is now published and available for digital download here: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/while-shepherds-watched-digital-sheet-music/20000230 It is easy to sing and play at all levels and the lovely melody is guaranteed to be requested over and over […]

More sheet music now available instantly!

Sheetmusicplus has published a number of my new works recently online! (available for instant download): “Valse Melancolique” and “Tango JoJo” (for string quartet or string chamber orchestra), “Lute-Song Lullaby” (an easy-to-sing Christmas Carol) and “One Equal music” an Anthem based on the words on John Donne; both of these are for SATB choir. They are […]

Tortoise in Love awarded Best Original Score

Yesterday (14th Jan) I received news that my score to Tortoise in Love has won the best original score at the 2013 Idyllwild Cinemafest in California. I’m very excited and obviously extremely happy to receive this award! Find out more about the festival, listen to more music, and if you like, get in touch!

Solo Piano – with an Italian flavour

I performed a programme of piano solos to entertain hundreds of diners for two hours at Wolfson College Oxford’s Winter Party – with an Italian Masked Ball theme. I included a range of jazz styles as well as carefully chosen works by Puccini, Mendelssohn as well as Venetian gondola songs.

One Equal Music: first performance 9th June 2012

My four-part “a capella” choral setting of the famous John Donne text (One Equal Music) was premiered yesterday at Great St. Mary’s Church Cambridge by the Choir of Jesus College Cambridge, conducted by Mark Williams as part of a memorial service for my father, Sir Alan Cottrell, a former master of the college. You can […]