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Clive Whitburn




Just Dreaming of Those Long Hot Summers - Jazz Sextet (2024) Vibraphone, Tenor Sax, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums

The Art of Now                                   6 Guitars (2024) Premiere Brighton 15 June 2024

Savouring The Moment                      Harp (2023)

People Watching                                Brass Quintet (2022)

To Roll or Revolve                              Flute, Clarinet, Piano Trio (2022)

                                                           (Premiere by The Leto Ensemble, November 18th 2022, St Lukes Church, Brighton)

Sing It                                                 Soprano and Piano (2022)

Fanfare                                               Two Trumpets and Trombone (2022)

The Gift                                               Incidental music for animated video by Steph Grainger and Ray Burnside (2022)

Conversation for Two At Crowlink and Flagstaff Brow          Two Harps (2021)

Remember Me                                     Mezzosoprano, Harp, Symphony Orchestra (2021)

                                                               Premiere May 2022 International Composers Festival

Watching Time Passing  (High and Over, The Cuckmere Valley) Harp and Orchestra (2021)                   

And This Too Will Pass                       String Orchestra & Harp (2021)

Three Songs from Shakespeare        Soprano or Tenor and Piano (2021)

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening          Choir (SATB) A Cappella (2021) (Not available in UK for text copyright reasons).

Watson: The Final Problem                Signature Tune and Incidental Music for the play by Bert Coules and Tim Marriott (2020)

                                                               Commissioned by Smokescreen productions - UK wide theatre tour Summer 2022

In The Time of Pandemic                   Choir (SATB) A Cappella with words by Kitty O'Meara (Wisconsin USA) (2020)

Virtual Eye                                            Electronic/collage for virtual reality installation (2020) Commissioned by artist Cliff Crawford

Steppin Out                                          String Quartet (2019)

The Here and Now                              Choir (SATB) Harp String Quartet (2019)

From the Heart to the Heart             Choir (SATB) A Cappella (2019)

Pax, Amor, Caritas                               Choir (SATB) A Cappella (2018) Winner of Compose for Concentus 2018

Pax Amor Caritas                                 Choir (SATB) and Marimba (2018

To Those Who Pass Through My City.   Choir (SATB) String Quartet (2018) with words by Dalal Al Mrchid (Aleppo, Syria)

Awakening, Discovery and Awareness  Arranged for Four trumpets (Bb) (2018)      

Who Is My Neighbour?                       Choir (SATB) A Cappella (2017) Commissioned by Lumen Choir, London

                                                               Released by Convivivium Records "Lumen de Lumine"  Sept 2018 and on Spotify and Itunes

Lammas.                                                Orchestra (2017)

Fast Ride on a Short Machine.           Bass Clarinet, Marimba, Cello / Violin (2017) performed by The Riot Ensemble (Brighton 2017)

                                                               & F Plus  (Cincinnati USA 2018 & Illinois March 2019)

Wordless Lullaby.                                Mezzo Soprano, Piano (2017) Commissioned by Megan Ihnen (Mezzo - USA)

The True Lover's Farewell.                Choir (SATB) [Arr Traditional Sussex Song] (2017)            

Two Songs from Shakespeare.          Soprano, Piano (2017)

Messages from the Sea.                      Song Cycle for Soprano, Baritone, Harp & Piano (2016)

Not a Tango.                                        Clarinet, Cello, Piano Trio (2016)

Across the Aisles.                                2 x Piccolos, Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute (2016)

In Praise of Renewal.                           Arrangement for  film (2015) Commissioned by Judith Alder Recorded by Brighton Festival Chorus

Sing Out.                                               Choir (SATB), piano (2015)

Because She Has Lived.                      Choir (SATB) A Cappella  - optional piano/organ (2015)

Christmas Greetings.                          Chorus and Symphony Orchestra (2015)

Sonnet 27.                                             Baritone, Piano (2015)

Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind.          Baritone, Piano (2015)

Piano Trio.                                            Piano, Violin, Cello in 3 movements (2015) Updated version (2021)

Game of Tones.                                    Wind Quintet in 3 movements (2014)

Outscape.                                              Wind Quintet [serial] (2014)

Elegy.                                                     Viola and Piano (2014)

Solstice                                                  Orchestra (2014)

It's Christmas                                       Mezzo, Chorus and Orchestra (2014)

Improvisations                                     Oboe and FX pedals (2013/14)

The Furies /Soft Rains                       Choir (SATB), string quartet and piano (2013/14)

No Man Is An Island                            Choir (SATB) A Cappella [optional piano] (2013)

Dream of Peace                                    Soprano, Tenor and Orchestra, (2012)  

                                                               Soprano, Tenor and String Quartet version (2014)

Soft Rains                                             Choir (SATB) and Piano (2012)

Rough Meadow Grass                         Alto Flute and Loop Station (2012) commissioned by artist and curator Clare Whistler

Music for Rooftops                             Brass Quintet and a relay of 3 additional trumpets (2012 - revised 2021)

                                                               i. Awakening, Discovery and Awareness

                                                               ii. Lament for the Victims of War, Violence, Inequality and Poverty

                                                               iii. Celebration of Exuberance, Energy and Diversity

Recent Works


Inscape                               9 piece ensemble, dancers and actors

Mrs Potter's Portrait        Clarinet Quintet. Incidental Music & Signature Tune

              (BBC commission)

Animal Allegories              Choir (SATB) A Cappella

Short Concert                   2 voices, orchestra & scrap yard percussion frame

Parafonia                            Quintet for six instruments

Innacity                              Wind Band

Landscape                          Oboe and dancer

Figures in a Landscape    Ensemble and dancers

Wozzeck                            Music for the play by Büchner

Secret Whispers               Electronic collaboration with Artist Judith Alder

Tadedum                            Electronic

Forever                               Virtual orchestra

Impression                         Virtual orchestra

G Min Flow                        Electronic / Virtual orchestra

Chrimas Bells                    Song for children

Armonique                         Electronic

After Moonlight                Electronic nod to Beethoven

After Dido                          Electronic nod to Purcell

After Maria                        Electronic nod to JS Bach

Accord                                Electronic

Lazy Day                             Jazz Group

Village                                 Wind ensemble and piano

Reading                               Electronic

Five                                      Electronic

Do You Know What Makes You Happy?   Songs to develop emotional intelligence

Earlier Works Include

The Fifth Quarter                            Summer            

Independent                                     Goodbyes          

Did You Find Your Own Way         Simple Red        

Apathy Street                                   Relentless          

Walking in the Shadows                 Rainbow Nation

Don't Ask Me Again                        Live Your Dreams

When The Moment Comes



Songs for 5th Quarter &

Loggerheads Include


All music copyright © Clive Whitburn

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