I've been writing music since I retired, with the help and encouragement of Anthony Gilbert and Nicholas Sackman.
Sibelius 'Scorch' allows you to see the score and parts, listen to a (tinny) rendering, and (if indicated) to download and print them (Download Sibelius Scorch here).
PDF files can be read and printed with Adobe Acrobat, but the music cannot be heard.
MP3 files can be played by most media players.
Taking late nineteenth century works, especially but not exclusively by Brahms, as models, this four-movement work lasts almost half an hour and is for good amateur players. It was first performed by friends in Armidale, NSW in December 2007.
This trio, aimed at good amateur players, lasts about ten minutes. It is published by Orpheus Music and is therefore not downloadable.
These two settings can be sung by good amateur choirs. 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day' is a lyrical setting of Sonnet 36. 'Winter' sets the final poem in Love's Labours Lost, reflecting its tongue-in-cheek depiction of the cold and dark.
This light-hearted piece makes some demands on an unusual combination of instruments. Again, it is published by Orpheus Music and is therefore not downloadable.
Three of Shakespeare's best known sonnets, juxtaposed to give three viewpoints of love in older age, are set for tenor or baritone and piano.
This ten-minute work for orchestra was dedicated to and first performed by the Djanogly Community Orchestra, directed by John Rayfield, in March 2012. Two versions of the orchestral score are available in pdf form, as are the instrumental parts.
This is a brief light-hearted variation for violin and piano on the theme of the Andante from Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.
Lines from the Song of Songs are set in the original Hebrew.
This is a piece written for the same combination as Mozart's K.361 'Gran Partita': 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 basset horns (possibly substituted by a 3rd clarinet and a bass clarinet), 4 horns, 2 bassoons and a double bass or contrabasoon. It has the number 13 built into it in various ways.
Part of the CoMA EM concert, July 5th 2014