O Oriens, commissioned by Janet Lincé and Choros. ...details
London Medley, written for the Candlewick Ward Club's annual Christmas breakfast. ...details
Away in a Manger New setting of the well-known carol words to a haunting traditional melody from the Basque region.
Mark has a growing reputation for his arrangements and compositions, with his works having been performed by choirs across the UK.
Mark began composing at an early age, and first came to wider attention at the age of 14 as a finalist in a BBC competition for young composers. He continued to compose as his main area of study at the University of Bristol, during which time several of his works received public performances.
Choral music has been an important strand in his output, and whatever the genre or forces available, his deep understanding of choral technique ensures his works are rewarding for singers, and engrossing for the audience. Similarly, any accompaniment or orchestration is satisfying for the instrumentalists to play.
However, Mark is not limited to just works in the choral tradition. He has composed and arranged for orchestral and jazz forces, and his interest in music technology has led to his working with electronic mediums in a variety of genres.
Choral arrangements - traditional songs
Nik baditut mortuetan (Basque folksong) SATB - 2'
The Road To The Isles SMATBrB + baritone solo - 3'
O Waly Waly SATB + mezzo solo - 3'
Lilli Burlero SATB - 3'
Choral arrangements - Christmas
Quem Pastores Laudeveres SMATBrB - 3'
The Angel Gabriel SATB - 3'
The Sussex Carol SATB with organ - 3'
Joy to the World SATBrB arrangement with updated Swingles-style second verse
Original choral compositions
I sit beside the fire SATB - 3'
O Oriens SATB with tenor solo - 4'
Orchestral and instrumental works
Frontiers Overture for large orchestra - 5'
Poesie for flute, viola and harp - 9'
Strata for chamber ensemble and electronic tape - 5'
Byzantium for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble - 6'