Composing and Arranging

 

Patrick is an experienced composer in a variety of styles and genres, notably jazz and choral music, with a particular specialism in music for schools and young people. He is constantly producing new repertoire for his Music Centre Big Band, and has also written a great deal for choirs - both SATB and SSA - over the years. He is confident in almost any style, and is available for commissions. He is now one of three official arrangers for Glee Club UK and has recently been appointed Composer-in-Residence for Fourways Theatre Company.






Q Jumping for Big Band

Presences for SATB choir

Dreaming Spires for Oboe and Piano


Since the publication of his ‘Sporting Anthems’ collection (Choral Basics Series, Faber Music 2006) Patrick has been much in demand as a choral arranger for various vocal combinations, including SATB, SSA and barbershop. He is now writing for Banks Music and Music Sales (musicroom.com)

Published choral arrangements include:

For Faber Choral Basics (SAB)

SPORTING ANTHEMS:

SWING LOW/ JERUSALEM/ YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE


For Banks Music Publications (SATB)

BY THE RIVERS OF BABYLON

DEEP PEACE


For Music Sales (SAB)

HELP!

SOMETHING STUPID

THE END OF THE WORLD


However, much of his arranging has been written in the jazz idiom, with many works for Big Band (including vocal charts) and smaller groups.

He has worked with a number of ensembles, notably the National Youth Jazz Orchestra who recorded his arrangement of Gershwin’s ‘How Long Has This Been Going On?’ with renowned trombonist Mark Nightingale as soloist (on ‘By George, it’s NYJO).

Patrick has also written for other ensembles such as the Jazz-a-Belles saxophone quartet, and has completed commissions for the Royal Borough Youth Opera, the Chiltern Shakespeare Company, Windsor Boys’ School, the Polka Dots female vocal trio and High Wycombe Music Centre’s appearance at the Royal Albert Hall 2010 . He was commissioned to arrange an African Welcome song to open ‘Echoes 2013’, a performance by Bucks County Primary Schools, and he also provided the arrangement of the Massed Finale for the Music Centre’s Royal Albert Hall Gala Concert (June 2015) for which he was Artistic Director.

Please contact Patrick to request samples of his work - some recordings are available. He is also keen to discuss any further commissions, tailor-made to your exact requirements.