Compositions
> Publications featuring Paul's compositions are listed below. Click for more info.

SONGS OF FELLOWSHIP 5
(2011)

BEYOND ALL WORDS (2011)
Hymn Texts by Alan Gaunt

SONGS OF FELLOWSHIP CHRISTMAS
(2010)

WORSHIP LIVE (2008)
Periodical for hymnwriters & composers

EAGLES' WINGS & LESSER THINGS (2007)
Worship resources by Janet Wootton.

THE LIGHT TOUCH (2007)
Two books of graded pieces for Trumpet

CUUTE SHOOES (2007)
for Bb Clarinet & Piano

CUUTE SHOOES (2007)
for Euphonium & Piano

DRIFTING AND DREAMING (2007)
for Saxophone Quartet

PLAYTHING (2007)
for Saxophone Quartet

PUREST GREEN (2007)
for Saxophone Quartet

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A new song by Paul ('Almighty God') is included in this new addition to the bestselling Songs of Fellowship Collection, which was co-edited by Paul & includes many of his arrangements and settings.

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Paul has set three texts by Alan Gaunt to music for his fourth book of hymn texts, 'Beyond All Words - Hymn Texts 2003-2011'.

Published by Stainer and Bell

'Beyond All Words'
(Ref: B923) - £10.00
ISBN 0 85249 923 8

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Two of Paul's worship songs ('Born in such humility' & 'A voice is calling in the desert') are featured here, as well as a number of contemporary arrangements of traditional Christmas carols.

An accompanying CD features ten full length recordings of these arrangements.

Published by Kingsway.

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Paul contributed a musical setting to 'Darkness all around us' - words written by Mavis Fletcher.

Worship Live is sponsored and published by Stainer and Bell Ltd., with editorial responsibility vesting in Rev. Janet Wootton and an ecumenical editorial team. It is available by subscription
here.

Paul has set three texts by Janet Wootton to music for her book, 'Eagles' Wings and Lesser Things'.

Published by Stainer and Bell

'Eagles' Wings and Lesser Things'
(Ref: B896) - £10.00
ISBN 978 0 85249 896 5

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Paul has written two new pieces for the collections:
'Unread Message' in book 1, and 'Night Flight' in book 2.

Level of difficulty:
Easy to Intermediate (book 1), Intermediate Plus (book 2)

The fourteen new pieces of The Light Touch for
trumpet and piano capture the energy of popular music and the fascination of its ever-changing boundaries. In two books, graded Easy to Intermediate and Intermediate Plus, with accompaniments also available as free downloadable MP3 files, the collection has been compiled and edited by noted soloist Deborah Calland, who has showcased the work both of leading composers and exciting new talents.

The contents are wide-ranging, from funk, jazz and blues to ragtime, Latin American and minimalism, with additional scope for cross-curricula study. A major resource for players and teachers, the two albums will encourage fresh and revealing encounters with popular music in its many forms, while charming audiences with the allure of 'The Light Touch'.

Published by Stainer and Bell

'The Light Touch' book 1 (Ref: H457) - £8.25
'The Light Touch' book 2 (Ref: H458) - £8.50

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Level of difficulty: Intermediate

Light-hearted piece for clarinet.

Published by Warwick Music
(Product code: WD040).

Price: £6.95

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Level of difficulty: Intermediate

Light-hearted piece arranged for Euphonium.

Published by Warwick Music
(Product code: EU012).

Price: £6.95

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Level of difficulty: Intermediate/Professional

Drifting & Dreaming is intentionally direct in its compositional approach. Beginning with a relaxed and pianistic, Satie-esque opening, the piece develops by way of increasingly chromatic harmony, and faster rhythmic motifs. Tension is built with the use of occasional changes in time signature, from 3/4 to 2/4 (and later 12/16), and of further chromaticism and dissonance (partly through use of the whole-tone scale). The piece then starts to wind down using similar melodic material as at the outset, but with different, shifting harmonic colours. The change of metre from 3/4 to 4/4 releases tension, and the initial slow harmonic movement of this passage lends the music a dream-like quality as the piece draws to a close.

Note that some whole tone sections have been enharmonically spelled to aid reading.

Published by Warwick Music
(Product code: WD041).

Price: £8.95

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Level of difficulty: Intermediate/Professional

The primary compositional focus in this childlike rhythmic piece is the intervallic fourth which is utilised throughout. Using a walking bass line as a reference point, various relatively complicated and heavily accented rhythms are played by the upper three voices, interrupted with a playful quality with homophonic rising or falling consecutive chord passages in all four parts. This particular idea (essentially the nuclei of the piece) stemmed from improvising at the piano. Deliberately reflecting a child's natural changing absorption in different things, there are a number of contrasting sudden changes within the piece, both in terms of skittish key shifts as well as the use of much slower paced, but nevertheless slightly mischievous sections.

Published by Warwick Music
(Product code: WD042).

Price: £8.95

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Level of difficulty: Intermediate/Professional

Purest Green took its name not from the pleasant surroundings of Greenwich Park, close to where the composer was studying at the time, but from a line in the BBC TV sitcom Blackadder II. The composition is unsurprisingly therefore a humorous, playful one, reflecting both the title and (allegedly) an element of the composer's personality. Composed intuitively within a jazz genre, this light-hearted piece often uses a traditional walking bass pattern in the baritone, which gives a familiar reference point to build material over. Jazz harmony is employed throughout, as are occasional key shifts, which are typical within the genre.

Published by Warwick Music
(Product code: WD043).

Price: £8.95

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