Bio

I am a freelance composer and educator.  My activities include writing to commission and teaching in various capacities from university lecturing to running a YouTube channel.

My compositions run a gamut from the tiniest miniatures to a forty-minute symphony.  My best-known piece is the carol Noel: Verbum Caro Factum Est, which has been broadcast on Radio 3 by the BBC Singers and sung in services and concerts around the world.  Here is Chamber Choir Ireland in action at “Carols at the Gallery” (2020):

I began composing as a student as an undergraduate at Newcastle University and laid the foundations for my “New Baroque” style while researching the music of Heinrich Schütz, under the supervision of Prof. Colin Timms, for my PhD at the University of Birmingham.

CAREER

Academic

I am a Teacher at ICMuS, Newcastle University (UK).

Commissions

When I look at the Heavens – Scholars of St Mary’s, Warwick,  in memory of Helen Black, premiere planned for May 2022.

I Sing of a Maiden – Woldingham School, 2021.

Love Unchangèd – John Bavicchi Fund Commission for Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus, 2020.

The Daffodils: A Symphony for Chorus and Orchestra, for Cumbria Rural Choirs Festival, 2020.

Kurarusahu – A Sonata for Clarsach (Celtic harp), for Bill Taylor.

The Good-Morrow – A setting of words by John Donne, for Eden Baroque.

Be Merry, I Pray You – A Carol for Choir and Organ, commissioned by Keswick Choral Society, premiere in December 2019.

Honours

Winner of the inaugural SPARK Composition Competition 2019 organised by Collegium Ancora, a professional choir from Rhode Island, USA.

The Call and Psalm 150 – selected for inclusion in the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music 2019.

Hard is the Road to Bethlehem – made shortlist for London Festival Chorus Call for Scores “Songs of Travel” 2018.

Fugue in Sepia – selected in Trio Taco’s Autumn Call for Scores 2018.

Beatitudes – selected in C4 Composer Collective Call for Scores 2018.

Laudate Dominum – won a Special Award in NIPOS International Competition Opus Ignotum 2018.

Recordings

Of a Rose: Choral and Organ Music of Tamsin Jones – Album recorded by Matthew Curtis and other artists (Angelick Feathers, 2017).

Ave Regina Caelorum was included on Imagined Corners – Album by Carlisle Cathedral Choir (2016).

Magnificat in D was included on The Water of Life – Album by Chester Cathedral Choir (2002).