Composer and Arranger
Welcome! I'm Audrey, the owner and creator of this website where I
publish many of my own compositions and resources and those of
like-minded musicians. This page is about my composing and arranging activity.
(All the music linked to here has audio playback.)
My musical interests are broad and I compose and arrange in many styles.
I take a particular interest, though, in developing creative resources
and in widening access to performance by accommodating individual
performer requirements. Recently. I was delighted to be commissioned to
write pieces for Trinity College London's creative new 'Music Tracks'
Examinations, which bring together both interests. I often write for beginner instrumentalists, also for
disabled musicians, and
find it very challenging and rewarding to create satisfying music from
sometimes quite slender resources. Pieces for absolute beginners on
several instruments will be found at Beginner
. The tighter the brief, the more
exciting it is to explore its potential! So, I'll be very pleased if you
want to discuss an educational commission
In the 1990s, it was through an association with Contemporary Music for All that
I became aware that my music would would be of interest and service to
others beyond my circle of pupils and friends, and I composed several
pieces in a melodic contemporary style which are currently promoted in the CoMA Library.
These include two string quartets written for intermediate players,
which have been performed by CoMA ensembles at festivals. "And It Was Summertime" was
recommended by the selection panel as a work of
Many of the pieces I make available on this site facilitate
improvisation. They are complete works and can be performed exactly as
written, yet have scope for performers to add their own ideas, adding
suggestions for getting started. Some provide ideas for improvising an
entirely new piece, using the original as a kind of template. There are
several examples on the Flute Downloads
page, some of which are also available for Bb instruments.
All-Comers Music Groups
Amongst the first resources I wanted to make available were flexible
ensemble arrangements which could be shared by players of wide-ranging
abilities. Through the custom
print service, I
can provide a custom set of parts for specified instruments, at very
reasonable cost. The core arrangements will be found on the
pages. Several of these pieces have been arranged for an All-comers
Contact Audrey for more information