Chamber Music

String Quartet No.1. (1980) dur. 15 mins. (5)
A three movement work inspired by the East Suffolk Coast with its mysterious Martello Towers, early radar sites and other disused MOD installations. This composition is atonal..

String Quartet No.2. (1995) dur. 20 mins. (4) CDL
Again a three movement work of an abstract nature, charting atonality through to tonality.
Performed by the Kingfisher Quartet at the BMIC London 1995 also at Halesworth Parish Church, Suffolk, 1995.

String Quartet No.3. (2005) dur. 15 mins. (4) CDE
The three movements represent the emotional states of robust, tortuous and joyous respectively.The first two movements play without a break.

Four Nephocations for String Quartet. (2003) dur. 12 mins. (3)
The music evokes four different cloud formations, hence the invented title.
Performed by the 'Ad Hoc' Quartet, Butley Church, Suffolk, 2003.

Concertino for Three Violins & Piano. (1985) dur. 10 mins. (2/3) CDL
Three movements. This piece celebrates the tercentenary of Bach, Handel and D.Scalatti.
Commissioned and performed by the Cheltenham Violin Course 1985.
Suffolk School Children, St. Margaret's Church, Lowestoft, 1999.
Ipswich School Chamber Orchestra, 2000.

Wind Quintet (The ceremony of innocence is drowned W.B.Yeates) (1994) dur. 12 mins. (5) CDL
A dramatic single movement work depicting a personal world falling apart due to the onset of depression.
Performed by the Nova Quintet at Halesworth Parish Church, Suffolk 1994 & the BMIC 1994.

Brass Quintet (Song and Dances) (1977) dur. 8 mins. (2/3) CDL
Four short movements of popular songs & dances.
Performed by the Suffolk Brass Ensemble at Ipswich School and Wickham Market Church Suffolk, 1977.

Deben Rag Blues for Band. (1978) dur. 8 mins. (2) CDL
Written for and first performed by the Felixtowe High School Ragtime Band, 1978. North Gloucestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, Pitville Pump Room, 1985. Bungay High School Suffolk, Orchestra. 1999.

Three More Songs from an Age of Anxiety (1976) dur. 10 mins. (3)
For Tenor, Flute, Bassoon, Trumpet and Piano.
Colchester Institute Music Department Contemporary Ensemble, Swinburne Hall, 1976.
Dean Close School Cheltenham, 1985.

Divertimento for Treble Recorder & String Quartet. (2004) dur 8 mins. (4)
A short, light hearted three movement piece. To be performed and recorded by John Turner.

'Orfordness' for Flute, Violin, 'cello & Piano. (1997) dur. 12 mins. (3) CDL
Orfordness is an island spit on the Suffolk Coast. A wildlife haven and until recently home to MOD installations. A mysterious and desolate place.
Performed by the Contemporary Music Ensemble Nottingham University. 1998.

'Spirit of the Dance' for Treble recorder, Violin, 'cello & Harpsichord. (2005) dur. 10 mins. (4) CDE Pub. Peacock.
Contemporary music inspired by eighteenth century dance forms. Three movements.
Performed by John Turner & members of the Manchester Camerata at The Bridgewater Hall, August 2006.

The Long Wait (Epitaph) for Treble Recorder, Soprano & Piano. (2006) dur. 9 mins. (3/4) CDE
A short piece in memory of the composer's father. Words by the composer.
First performed at St. Mary's Parish Church Woodbridge 28/5/10 by Lesley-Jane Rogers soprano, John Turner treble recorder & John Stafford piano.

Munrow's Muse for Recorders, Soprano/Counter Tenor, 'cello, Bells, Piano/Harpsichord. (2008) dur. 10 mins. (4) CDC
A dramatic work celebrating the life and character of David Munrow. Text taken from The Song of Songs in the Old Testament.
Recorded at Manchester University Sept. 2008 with Lesley-Jane Rogers Sop., Nicholas Clapton C. Ten., John Turner Recorders, Jonathan Price 'cello, Michael Harper Bells and Ian Thompson Piano/Harpsichord.

String Quartet No.4. 2011-2012 (2012) dur. 12 mins.
Commissioned by the Fejes Quartet (Scottish National Orchestra players)
Four movements. Inspired by visits over the years to 'Beacon Fell' (Lancashire) and evokes memories of change (both natural and personal) that are indicative of this beautiful place.