voice

  • The road goes ever on

    This set of songs for upper voices and guitar, based on Tolkien poems, was first performed by the Larks quartet in Northampton. I wrote it as a present for a friend.

  • Ode to a King

    Maureen Jackett wrote the words to this song commemorating the visit of King Charles I (the steam engine, not the monarch) to Cornwall and I added the music.

  • The freedom of Cornwall

    Another song from a poem by Maureen Jackett. This one won the 2015 prize for composition at the Cornish Gorsedd.

  • Rather silly songs

    These songs started life as just a single short piece for voice and guitar, written in a few minutes to amuse a friend whose outlook on life was just as childish as mine. They grew gradually into a suite for voice and classical guitar.