Below are details of Paul’s compositions and arrangements.

Get in touch if you are interested in finding out more about any of the works listed (score samples and audio can be provided on request).

Please get in touch with Paul to discuss commissions - pauledis@gmail.com

 

Songs (music and lyrics)

A Better World

Any Time Any Place 

A Thought Can Split The World In Two

Breathing

Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously

Embrace The Silence

Hymn Tune 

If It Ain’t Broke 

It Takes Time (Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day)

So Many Dreams

Take In The View 

The Long Way Round

There Could Be An Endless Ocean 

The World Is Never Still 

Time Will Tell 

We Were Always Saying Goodbye

Wise Words

When I was Young


Big Band - Originals

(5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 bass trombone, piano, gtr, bass and drums)

Instrumental compositions

A Mighty Noise

A Narrow Escape

The Coast

Diminishing Returns 

Hefti Boots

Loop the loop

Mr Hipster

Mikey’s Samba

Old School

Please Peace Piece

Prelude and Funk

Straight to the Point

The Long Way Round

Too Sad For Words 

The Timothys 

Vignette 

Wistful

When All Is Said and Done 

Vocal compositions arranged for Big Band

An Endless Ocean 

If It Ain’t Broke

It Takes Time (Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day)

The Long Way Round


Big Band - Arrangements

(5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 bass trombone, piano, gtr, bass and drums)

Instrumental

Bright Mississippi - Thelonious Monk

In the Bleak Midwinter - Gustav Holst

Local Hero - Mark Knopfler

We Three Kings - John Henry Hopkins Jr.

Vocal

At Last - Mack Gordon, Harry Warren (F)

Happy - Pharell Williams (Fm/F)

Lullaby Of Birdland - George Shearing, B. Y. Forster (Am)

My Funny Valentine - Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart (Am)

Single Ladies - Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash, Thaddis Harrell, Beyonce Knowles-Carter - (E)


Chamber Orchestra 

 Four Scenes Unseen - 13 minutes duration

 

String Orchestra and Soloist

At The Still Point Of The Turning World 

 

SATB Choir and Organ 

Mass 

 

SATB Choir

Redemption

 

Chamber 

Nocturne - String Quartet, Duration 8 mins 

A Series of Variations - Brass Trio, Duration 6 mins

Evolution - Small Ensemble, Duration 12 mins

The Whitsun Weddings - Piano and Tenor Voice, Duration 18 mins 

Suite - Flute and Piano, Duration 6 mins

Bells – For Two Pianos

Elegy - Solo Cello

Landscapes – Solo Trumpet

Riddles - Solo Clarinet

Echoes - Solo Flute

Lamb to the Slaughter - Solo Guitar

 

Solo Piano

Ruminations (5 parts, duration 13 minutes) 

Contemporary Classical (fully notated)

VARIOUS


Big Band + Jazz Orchestra

 Thoughts, Words and Deeds 

  1. A thought can split the world in two

  2.  Too Sad for Words

  3. Rain

  4. Time Will Tell

Mini Big Band lineup (can be adapted) - Original

Vocal charts

63 Years

An Endless Ocean 

A Better World 

Embrace the Silence

So Many Dreams

The World Is Never Still

Wise Words 

We Were Always Saying Goodbye

Instrumental charts

A Mighty Noise 

Half Full

How Do You Spell Change

Prelude and Funk

Sunny Blues

Mini-Big Band Vocal Arrangements

Happy - Pharell Williams (Fm/F)

Lullaby Of Birdland - George Shearing, B. Y. Forster (Am)

My Funny Valentine - Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart (Am)

Single Ladies - Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash, Thaddis Harrell, Beyonce Knowles-Carter - (E)

Choir (SAT versions and SATB versions) + Trio + Soloist

 Any time any place

Breathing + Breathing Waltz

Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously 

Take in the View

When I Was Young

Ushaw Ensemble (Northumbrian pipes, tpt, ten/bass clar/flute, violin, piano, bass drums)

St. Cuthbert Suite (45 minutes)

Here and now, gone forever (30 minutes)

Come Sunday – Duke Ellington (4 minutes)

Murmuration (5 minutes) 

Solo Piano (recorded and released on Just Like Me/Not Like Me)

Montage

Murmuration

Vince

Just Like Me

For Kathleen

Cerebral

Nostaloptimist

Sunset

Pulse

From Nothing to Nowhere

Eastern

Not Like Me

For Bill

Vignette

Olivier

Beneath the Surface

Sunrise

Sextet - tpt, ten/baritone/flute, trombone, piano, bass, drums (recorded and released on There Will Be Time and Mr Hipster)

The Timothys

Mr Hipster

Eastern

Serial For Breakfast

Knight Errant

Ah Um

Dorian Grey

Missing You

Better Than A Punch In The Face

Lost in Translation

Vignette

Administrate This!

Re:Vamp

I Wish I Was A Monk

Angular

There Will Be Time

Echoes

Elegy

Blues for Dad

Sharp 9/8

Other Lineups