Repertoire

Ballet

Children: A Minature Contemporary Ballet. Duration 15 minutes.

A depiction of the separation of Jewish families at the time of The Holocaust. Commissioned by B.J. Music Events. To be programmed with Tippet’s A Child of Our Time (Work in Progress)

For the Love of Undine: Symphonic Dances. Duration 15 minutes. (Work in Progress)

Chamber Music 

Time Gnawing Away: Piano, Violin, Cello, Voice and Saw. Duration 7 minutes. Performed at Der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt, Weimar in 2000.

Community Opera

Freek Street: A Three-Act Jazz Opera. Duration 2 Hours. Cast: 16 Singers & Chorus.

Brief Synopsis: A couple purchases a house at a cheap price. They move in and are perplexed by the usual behaviour of the other people on the street, most of whom are suffering mild symptoms of mental illness. The work has the message of the importance of tolerance within society. Supported by the Charity Mind and produced for four nights at The Station Theatre in Portsmouth, by members of the local community in 2018.

For the Love of Undine: A Three-Act Orchestral Opera involving 7 Dances. Duration 2 Hours. Cast: 9 Singers & Chorus.

Brief Synopsis: Based upon a mythological figure of European tradition, a water nymph becomes human when she falls in love with a man. This was produced for six performances at The Station Theatre in Portsmouth by young professionals and singers and dancers within the local community in 2012.

Minimalism 

Skull of the Orient: Solo Piano, Duration 5 minutes. Performed at Southdowns College Theatre in 1995.

Orchestral

Earth: A tone poem for large orchestra, Duration 15 minutes, To be played either as a prelude to Holst’s Planet Suite or as an independent work. The work represents the big bang and creation of the universe, leading into a poem detailing the history of the Earth – The Giver of Life, Commissioned by Sidmouth Science Festival

Songs from Winterreise by Franz Schubert, arranged for Chamber Orchestra & Baritone Voice – Gute Nacht, Der Wetterfahne, Gefrorne Tränen, Auf dem Flusse & Der Lindenbaum. 

Operetta 

The Baron of Bayswater, A Two-Act, Comic Operetta in Bel Canto style (Work in Progress)

Brief Synopsis: Vincenzo is a very eligible bachelor who is looking for a wife but he cannot find anyone appropriate in his small provincial town until a new girl,  called Teressa arrives. Vincenzo’s friend Alberto agrees to help him achieve his goal but in doing so decides to try his own luck with Teressa.

Songs with Piano Accompaniment

Four Songs of Remembrance, Words by a Variety of War Poets. Performed in Recital in Elgars House in 2017

Three  Stevie Smith Settings (2015)

A Set of Children’s Songs, Words & Music by Alex Poulton. Performed in The Sidholme Music Room, Sidmouth in 2010

A Cycle of Christmas Songs, Words & Music by Alex Poulton. Performed in The Leigh Brown Room, Sidmouth 2018

A Cycle of Comedy Songs (2015)

Opera

Brexit, A Series of Satirical, Operatic Scenes (Work in Progress)

Let’s Talk: A 15-minute Contemporary Opera for six singers and orchestra about the disadvantages of communicating via social media. Commissioned by Staircase Opera Company (Work in Progress)

Musicals

Scrooge, A Two Act Musical, Performed by Exmouth Stage School in 2008.

Alienated, A Two-Act Orchestral Musical for Five Singers (Work in Progress)

Choral

Settings of The Mountains of Mourne and Phil the Fluters Ball by Percy French, Performed on tour in Dublin Cathedral by St. John’s Chapel Choir in 2017.