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 received many performances and broadcasts throughout 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 my technical and stylistic foundations while researching the music of Heinrich Schütz, under the supervision of Prof. Colin Timms, for my PhD at the University of Birmingham.



I am an Associate Lecturer at ICMuS, Newcastle University (UK).  I also teach composition by private arrangement.


The Lullaby and the Lamb (words by Thomas Allain) – St Wulfram’s Choir, Grantham, 2023.

When Time is Over – The Laetare Ensemble, Washington DC, 2023.

Hodie Christus Natus Est – Phillip Lank Trust, St Wulfram’s, Grantham, 2022.  In memory of David Brown.

song to bring us home – St John the Divine, Victoria, BC (Canada), 2022.  Words by Lucy Crispin.

When I look at the Heavens – Scholars of St Mary’s, Warwick,  in memory of Helen Black, premiered in July 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.


Top 8 of Voces Cælestium Call for Scores 2022.

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.


Noel: Verbum Caro Factum Est appears on The Dawn of Grace – Album by Somerville College, Oxford, dir., Will Dawes (Resonus Classics, 2022).

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).