Dan has composed a wide range of classical pieces - orchestral, choral, chamber and solo songs. Among his output Ad Fontem was written for the 2016 English Music Festival. He is composer for the Spectrum Ensemble, London, for whom he wrote Allegro Maestoso and A drop in the Ocean. He has composed A walk in the woods for The Beaira Trio, the Mass of Reverence and Devotion for the Penshurst Choral Society. He has written a concerto for clarinet and chamber orchestra, a serenade for strings, a string quartet, a string octet, a wind quintet, a duet for horn and bassoon, two accompanied choral anthems - Dear Child and I love all beauteous things and a Christmas carol. He has also written a set of three a capella love songs for mixed choir and a set of 4 Blake Songs for the London Gay Men's Chorus. He wrote Panida for Andy and Claire Moxam's wedding with the unique forces of 4 horns, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, oboe, clarinet and tuba.
To the Source
This was written for the English Music Festival's 10th Anniversary Series in 2016.
The English Symphony Orchestra is conducted by John Andrews at Dorchester Abbey.
The images are of the backwater at Kirby le Soken, Essex
A Walk in the Woods
This was written for the Beaira Trio for their Chamber Music in Chelsea recital in 2015 at the London Sketch Club.
The playing starts afte 25 seconds
A Mass of Reverence and Devotion
For high voice, choir and organ
This was written for the Penshurst Choral Society in 2013.
This recording is by Vox Lyricos with Matthew Minter
(tenor soloist), Iestyn Davies (organ) conducted by Daniel Gillingwater.
Serenade for Strings
For string quartet or string orchestra
A little homage to Barber. It was written while I was completing my mass. Thought I'd have a simple 4 note falling scale and see what you could do with it. This recording was a read through with some mates. This link is to an orchestral recording with the Penhurst Symphonia.