Non-theatre composition

Non-theatre composition

Here are a few composing credits that were not born in a theatre.

For a full list of credits please see my CV page.

The Decameron

Naxos Audiobooks CD box-set. An unabridged recording of Boccaccio’s classic 14th-century collection of stories, with Simon Russell Beale narrating.

I wrote the music for all 10 songs which form part of the text.

Philomena’s song

Foxglove Swing

Composition for saxophone and piano. Commissioned by ABRSM and now published as a Grade 4 piece in the current Associated Board syllabus book for saxophone.

Salem / Whiskas

This was my ‘catfood commercial’ job, literally. I wrote a melodramatic silent-movie style piano piece to accompany this cinema and TV advert for Whiskas.

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Highcliffe Youth Choir

Over a few years I wrote several pieces for this well-respected Hampshire-based youth choir.

The pieces were commissioned by the choir, and have been recorded by them and sung in competitions such as the National Eisteddfod.

Digital Classics TV

I wrote a suite of jingles and station ident cues for this (sadly now defunct) cable TV channel specialising in classical music.




Every Silver Lining

Theme tune and incidental music for this 6-part BBC comedy series starring Frances de la Tour and Andrew Sachs.

Opening credits


Once In A Lifetime

Theme tune, song and incidental music for this one-off comedy, for Carlton TV.

Looking After Number One

Music for this poignant BBC2 television play starring Alun Armstrong.