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For Rory's full catalogue and to purchase the sheet music of his work, please visit visit his page on the Scottish Music Centre's website.

ORCHESTRA

• Variations on a theme of Orlando Gibbons  (1970) 22’         

   (2+1 2 2 2: 4 3 3 1: Hp: Cel: T: 2P: strings)
 

Two English Idylls  (1976) 10’       

   (1 1 1 1: 1 0 0 0: strings) 
 

Winter Music (1986 ) 20’

   (2 2 2 2: 4 3 3 1: Pf : 3P : strings)

   Published by Chester Music

 

Baroque Rituals (1988; revised 2020) 11’

  (2+1 2 2+1 2+1: 4 3 3 1: Pf: T: 3P: strings)

 

Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra  (1992) 20’

  (2/1 2 2 2: 2 2 0 0: 1P: Marimba: strings)

 

Capriccio (1995) 16’

  (2+2 3+1 3+1 3+1: 4 4 4 2: Hp: Pf/Cel: T: 4P: strings)

 

All Blether (2001; revised 2020) 7’

  (2+1 2 2+1 2+1: 4 3 3 1: T 2P: Hp: strings)

 

Sorella; Concerto for Oboe and small orchestra (2002) 22’

  (1 0 2 1:1 1 1 0: Oboe: strings)

 

Auld Nick’s Dance Tunes Vol. 6 (2008) 10’

  (Flute and string orch)

   Published by Composers Edition

 

• That Blessed Wood; Bassoon Concerto (2010) 26'         

  (1+1 1+1 1+1 1+1: 2 2 0 0: 1P: Guitar: Strings)

   Published by Composers Edition

 

Kaspar Hauser Suite  (2012) 25’

  (2 0 1+1 1: 1110: Pf: 2 vln vla vcl cb)

 

Muckle Flugga (2014) 16’

  (2+1 2+1 2+1 2+1: 4 3 3 1: T 3 Perc: Strings

 

Intrada; (Moel Bryn) String Orchestra (2015) 10’

   Published by Chester Music

 

3 Pieces for Organ by Jehan Alain; Transcription (2015 ) 14’

  (2+1 2 2 2+1: 4 3 3 1: T 2P: Hp: Strings)

 

The Dark Descending (2018) 8’

  (2+1 2+1 2+1 2+1: 0 2 3 1: Hp: Strings)

 

Perchance to Dream  (2019) 14’

  (1+1 2 2 2: 2 2 0 0: 1P: strings)

Rapscallion; Concerto for Clarinet & Wind Orchestra (2020) 15'

  (2+1.1+1.3+2.2+1: 4.3.3.2: T. P Solo in Bb & Eb)

   Published by Composers Edition

 

Quirk; Rondo for Piano and Orchestra  (2020) 12'    

  (2/1,2,2,2: 4,3,3,0: T, 2P: Pf solo: Strings)

  

   Links; Concerto for piano left hand & orchestra (2021) 16'

   (2+1,2,2+1,2+1: 4,3,3,1:T 3P: Hp: Pf: strings)

CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA

 

• A Book of Angels (2006) 47’

  Soprano & Baritone soli, children’s choir, SATB chorus & orchestra 
  (2+1 0 2+1 2+1: 2 2 2 0: 2P: strings)

 

Cantemus Igitur (2019) 11’

  (2 2 2 2: 2 2 0 0: SATB; strings)

 

 

BRASS BAND

 

• Muckle Flugga (2013) 16’

   Published by Kirklees Music

 

OPERA

 

Kaspar Hauser, Child of Europe; opera in 14 scenes (2007) 90’

  (2 fl{one doubling picc}, clt, bass clt, Fag, doubling C Fag, Hrn, tpt, trom.
   Piano/hpschord. 2 vlns, vla, cello, DB)

 

 

CHAMBER

 

Serenata Piccola (1983; revised 2020) 10’

  (Fl/picc/alto fl: Harp: Vln, vla, vcl)

   Published by Composers Edition

 

Cinderella (1990) 11’

  (Wind Quintet, Piano, Narrator)

   Published by Composers Edition

 

Sorceries, Charms and Spells (1990) 9’

  (2 Clt: 2 Fag: 2 Hrn)

 

Giochi Di Sospiri (1992) 10’

  (2 Tpt : Hrn : Trom : Tuba)

 

Symmetric Dancers: String Quartet No. 1 (1993) 14’

Four Ways to Play Reels (1997) 7’

  (Fl/Alt.Fl/Picc: Ob/CorA: Clt/Bass Clt: Hrn: Fag)

   Published by Composers Edition

All Blether (1999) 6’

  (4 players at 2 Pianos)

Beastly Tales: 8 poems by Vikram Seth (2001) 80’

  (Narrator, Fl, Clt, Fag, Hrn, Vln, Cb)

Phaethon’s Dancing Lesson (2002) 13’

  (Piano Trio No.2)

   Published by Composers Edition

 

Night’s Music (2004) 10’

  (Fl/Picc, B.Clt, Marimba, Pf, Vln, CB)

 

Elegy for The Black Bitch (2004) 7’

  (Brass Quintet)

   Published by Composers Edition

 

Behemoths (2006) 8’

  (Picc/Fl: Picc/Fl/Alto Fl: 2 Clts: B.Clt: Fag:

  C.Fag: 3 Tpts: 3 Trom: Tuba: B.D.)

  Published by Composers Edition

Fl(ut)ing (2007) 4’

  (2 Fl, Alto fl, Bass Fl)

   Published by Composers Edition   

 

160 Fingers (2008) 9’

  (16 pianists at 8 pianos)

 

A Box of Chatter (2009) 12’

  (Wind Quartet)

   Published by Composers Edition

 

Dance, MacAber! (2009) 11’

  (Fl/picc, Clt, Fag, Piano)

 

Dance MacAber! for larger ensemble (2010) 11’

  (Fl/picc, Clt, Bass Clt, Fag, Hrn, Tpt, Trom, Perc (1), Pf, Vln, Vcl, Cb)

   Published by Composers Edition

 

Tallis' Light (2011) 11’

  (Brass quintet & Organ)

   Published by Composers Edition

 

Elegy (2012) 6’

  (Oboe & string quartet)

 

Duelogue (2014) 6’

  (Four Hands 2 Pianos)

 

Di Tre Re e Io (2015) 18’

  (Clarinet, viola & piano)

   Published by Composers Edition

Three Faces in The Crowd: Piano Trio No. 3 (2017) 17’

   Published by Composers Edition

 

Trio Notturno (2017) 17’

  (Flute, viola & harp)

   Published by Composers Edition

 

String Quartet No. 2: Quartetto da Requiem  (2017) 23’

   Published by Composers Edition

Partita Handeliana (2020) 15’

  (Fl, Clt, Fag, Tpt, Trom, Pf, Vln, Vla, Vcl)

Figures of Speech (2022) 11’

  (String Quartet)

   Published by Composers Edition

  Farnaby Revisited (2022) 12'

  (Fl/picc, Cor A, Bass Clt, Tpt, Marimba, vln, vla, vcl, cb)

    Published by Composers Edition

   

  Gibbons Revisited (2022) 7'

  (Fl, Cor A, Clt, Fg, Tpt, Trom, vln, vla, vcl, cb)

  Byrd Revisited (2022) 10'

  (Fl/picc, Cor A, Clt, Bass Clt, Tpt, Marimba, vln, vla, vcl, cb)

   Published by Composers Edition

 

SOLO/DUO

 

Toccata [organ] (1976) 11’

   Published by Chester Music

 

Clarinet Sonatina clarinet and piano] (1979) 9’

   Published by Chester Music

 

Violin Sonata [violin and piano] (1981) 15’

   Published by Chester Music

 

Moduli [piano] (1985) 10’

 

Three Pieces [organ] (1987) 11’

 

Five Bagatelles [violin and piano] (1990) 8’

   Published by Composers Edition

 

Cello Sonata [cello and piano] (1991) 14’

 

Piano Sonata (1991) 20’ 

 

A Little Slight Music [piano] (1996) 6’

 

Three Studies for the one in the middle [piano] (1998) 6’

 

Lament [violin and piano] (1999) 8’

   Published by Composers Edition

 

Capriccio on the anniversary of a beloved master [piano] (2000) 5’

 

Auld Nick’s Dance tunes Volume 6 [flute and harp/piano] (2001) 10’

 

Reeling [piano] (2001) 4’

   Published by Composers Edition

 

Beelzebub Dances [tuba and piano] (2003) 11’

   Published by Warwick Music

 

The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn [piano] (2003) 3’

 

Lullabies For Daft Jamie [guitar] (2003) 8’

Arrivals and Departures [piano] (2008) 10’

 

Touch [solo flute] (2008) 5’

   Published by Composers Edition

 

Corrente [piano] (2009) 4’

 

Such Sweet Sorrow [solo viola] (2009) 6’

 

Tatty's Dance [piano] (2010) 3’

   Published by Composers Edition

 

Partita a Quattro [guitar] (2011) 14’

   Published by Composers Edition

Sin-Eater [tenor trombone and piano] (2011) 7’

 

Burble [Solo clarinet] (2012) 7’

   Published by Composers Edition

 

Dramatis Personae [clarinet and piano] (2012) 12’

   Published by Composers Edition

 

5 [Solo piano] (2013) 5’

 

Piccola Serenata Notturna [piano] (2015) 2’

 

Baloue {lullaby} [solo cello] (2015) 3’

 

Duelogue [2 Pianos, 4 Hands] (2015) 5’

 

Six T(ok)ens [piano] (2016) 6’

 

Baloue & Elagie: Two Pieces for solo violin (2016) 9’

 

Music from the High Wood [oboe and piano] (2016) 6’

 

Et voila [one or more violas] (2016) 5’

 

Scarlattiana [piano] (2017) 18’

 

Autumn Music [cello and piano] (2018) 12’

   Published by Composers Edition

 

Baloue [version for solo viola] (2020) 4’

   Published by Composers Edition

 

A Little White Music [piano] (2020) 7’

   Grazie Igor [solo violin]  (2021) 3'

   Two Days in February 2022 [piano] 2022 4'

   Three Chases [piano] 2023 6'

    

    

VOCAL/CHORAL

 

Vigils [soprano, clarinet and piano] (1971) 20’

   Published by Composers Edition

 

Two English Idylls [SSAATTBB] (1976) 8’

 

Mine Host – A Cantata for Christmas (1978) 12’

  (Narrator: SATB Chorus: 4Tpt, 3 Trom, Org, Hp, 1P)

 

Passion Canticles [SATB and organ] (1981) 10’

   Published by Chester Music

Images of Night [SATB div.] (1983) 16’

   Published by Composers Edition

 

Two Love Lyrics [counter-tenor and lute] (1984) 5’

 

A Year’s Carols [SSATB and organ] (1985) 19’

 

Four Greek Love Songs [soprano and violin] (1985) 9’

 

Prex Lausque [SATB and piano duet] (1985) 8’

   Published by Chester Music

 

Three Scots Songs [SATB] (1986)         7’

 

Wild Nights (1989) 20’

  (SA div., 2Fl, CorA., 2 string quartets, Cb)

 

Lord Lundy [counter-tenor, baritone and piano] (1990) 6’

 

Windsongs [SATB with string orchestra or piano] (1996) 12’

   Published by Composers Edition

 

3 New Scots Songs [baritone and piano] (2003) 7’

Ceremony After A Fire-Raid [soprano and trumpet] (2004) 13’

  

6 Burns Songs  [baritone or tenor and piano] (2006) 12’

 

A Handful of Leaves  [mezzo-soprano, flute & piano] (2008) 16’

 

His Name is Time (2011) 15’

  (SATB div and cello)

 

Les Deux Adieux De Marie (2011) 7’

  (SSAATTBB)

From Golden Morning To Blackest Night (2012) 15’

  (tenor and guitar)

 

Baloo, Lammy [carol] (2013) 3’

  (SATB) 

 

Selkie Song (2014) 7’

  (SATB div) 

   Published by Composers Edition

Watching Over You (2014) 28’

  (Fl/picc/Alto Fl: Cor Ang: Clt/Bass Clt: Tpt: Perc (1): Mezzo-sop: String IVtet)

 

O Sacrum Convivium  [SSAATTBB] (2015) 3’

   Published by Composers Edition

 

Nobilis humilis; Hymn to St. Magnus [SSSAAATTTBBB] (2016) 6’

 

The Cross over the Cradle [mezzo-soprano and piano] (2017)  7’

 

Songs From the Marshes [SATB div] (2018) 24’

   Published by Composers Edition

 

The Sourdough [counter-tenor and piano] (2019) 4’

   Dulcis Amici Dei: Introit [SATB] (2021) 3'

   Soutar Songs [Soprano & Bb Clarinet] (2022) 11'

 

 

 

EDUCATIONAL

 

Little Suite [bassoon and piano]  (1982) 9’

   Published by Boosey & Hawkes

 

Four Bagatelles [trumpet and piano]  (1983) 7’

   Published by Boosey & Hawkes

 

Five Pale Blue Preludes [saxophone and piano] (1983) 10’

   Published by Chester Music

 

Four Miniatures [trombone and piano] (1984) 7’

   Published by Boosey & Hawkes

 

Dances and Daydreams [saxophone and piano] (1986) 10’

   Published by Boosey & Hawkes

 

Pieces of Pan [flute and piano] (1987) 9’

   Published by Boosey & Hawkes

 

Bits and Bobs [cello and piano] (1988) 8’

   Published by Boosey & Hawkes

 

Creatures left behind by the Ark [violin and piano] (1990) 6’

   Published by Associated Board Publishing

Metal Pieces [trumpet and piano] (1990) 7’

   Published by Assoiated Board Publishing

 

In Times Past [piano] (1991) 7’

   Published by Associated Board Publishing

 

Six Gargoyles [trombone and piano] (1991) 7’

   Published by Associated Board Publishing

 

From the diary of a card-player [cello and piano] (1992) 8’

   Published by Associated Board Publishing

 

Food for Thought [clarinet and piano] (1992) 11’

   Published by Associated Board Publishing

 

4 Dance Preludes [viola and piano] (1996) 8’

   Published by Bosworth

 

Coronach [Trumpet and piano] (2012) 3’

   Published by Associated Board Publishing

 

 

AMATEUR/CHILDREN

 

Augustine; Children’s opera (1975) 55’

  (Soloists, 2 choruses, small ensemble)

   Published by Chester Music

 

Campani in Aria [Piano Quartet](1998) 3’

 

The Ghost of Hamish Prong; Children's opera (2001) 50’

  (Soloists, 2 choruses, small ensemble)

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