Having specialised in composition at university, Laurence has often found time to write original pieces and arrange pre-existing material. He is currently working on two operas for completion in 2021! Here you can listen to extracts and purchase sheet music where available.

Original Compositions

The Cruel Sister

A one-act opera, premiered at the Tete-a-tete festival 2019. It follows the story of a murdered bride and a mysterious violin-maker.

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Scene 1 extract
Scene 2 extract
Scene 3 extract

On Being an Andoid

A commission for a final recital at the Guidhall School of Music and Drama, sung by Samuel Lom, setting the poem 'On being an android', by Jane Weh.

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On being an android extract

i carry your heart with me

Written for the composer's wedding day and dedicated to his wife, this is a setting of e. e. cummings's poem for choir, organ and semichorus.

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i carry your heart extract

Short Mass setting

Comprising Kyrie, Sanctus & Benedictus and Agnus Dei. Written for the choristers and lay clerks of St George's Catholic Cathedral Southwark.

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The Hound of Heaven

A song cycle for high voice and piano, setting the poetry of Francis Thompson.

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Three Cautionary Verses

Settings of Hilaire Belloc's 'Cautionary Verses': Henry KingSarah Byng, and Rebecca. For voice and piano accompaniment.

The broom and the shovel, the poker and the tongs

A setting of Edward Lear's nonsense verse for voice, piano and trombone(!)

The Broom, the Shovel (extract)

Three Animal Haikus

Three miniatures, setting texts written by the composer

Arrangements

On the banks of the Newfoundland

Setting for voice and piano, performed below by soprano, Susanna MacRae.

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Newfoundland extract,sung by Susanna MacRae

Final Fantasy Revelations

A series of 8-part choral arrangement using themes from the music of Final Fantasy VIII, and setting Latin texts from the book of the Apocalypse.

Apocalypsis extract
Et vidi caelum novum extract
Et primus tuba extract

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