COMPOSER'S CV

IN-PROGRESS WORKS

Tyler Welton-Stewart's professional composition portfolio is regularly being updated to provide new works. This gives you a quick overview and directory for works and their instrumentation.

2021 -

PAUSE

Pause is an upcoming orchestral work, an instrumental continuance of my Songs of Light song cycle. Pause is a foundation upon which to reflect, give pause, and embrace stillness.

2020 -

IN THIS PLACE

for String Quartet, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Piano. In This Place captures the solace and wonder we find in the special sanctuaries we create for ourselves.

2020 -

The second of my three piece collection of choral pieces with texts by poet Sara Teasdale.

THREE TEASDALE POEMS (2.) - AFTERWARDS

 

COMPLETED WORKS

2021 -

EPITAPH FOR A COLLAPSING STAR

Written for clarinettist Laoise Kavanagh, this piece is an elegy to the great old stars which quietly fade over eons. c. 8.45

2020-2021

WE GO FORWARD

Symphonic poem. 
We Go Forward is an orchestral ode to taking things as they come to us. Dealing with highs, and lows. What is behind us stays behind. We Go Forward.
This piece was initially inspired by artist's Shen Comix (@shenanigansen) piece of the same name.

2021

LE FLEUR

Written for Anna, and Philipp - owners of the beautiful 18th century Château Gonneville sur Honfleur. (c. 5.00)

2021

For Solo Piano (c. 5.00)

SOLITUDES (1.) THE BIRDS ARE SINGING AGAIN

2020-2021

Song Cycle for Chamber Orchestra, SATB Choir, and Solo Soprano (c. 40.00)

SONGS OF LIGHT

2020

THOSE GREAT GIFTS IN SMALL PACKAGES

Ode for Chamber Ensemble (c. 5.00)
Written for the birth of my niece .

2019

for Double Choir and two Solo Sopranos (c. 5.00)

THREE TEASDALE POEMS (1.)  PEACE

2018

for Chamber Ensemble (c. 7.00)

LA CHASSE AUX PAPILLONS

 

MUSICAL WORKS

Find here Tyler Welton-Stewart's professional works with greater detail regarding inspiration, notes from the composer, and instrumentation.

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LA CHASSE AUX PAPILLONS (2018)

Written as the main piece of my final year Bachelor's portfolio, La Chasse aux Papillons is inspired by L'artisan Parfumeur's attempt to bottle childhood memories of a bright sunny day. Vivacious, and care-free, butterflies in the form of violas dance through the sky, while birds - diving, and soaring - are given life through two pianos. Flutes and Clarinets play together like childhood friends. Humble, and steadfast trees take root through the rich cellos. Grey clouds can only momentarily dampen the spirits, before sunlight shines through again.  

Scored for:

Two Flutes

Two Clarinets in Bb

Two Pianos

Two String Quartets (divisi.) with Integrated Viola Soloists

This piece is around 7 minutes in length. 

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PEACE (2019)

Written in 2018 and expanded in 2019, this choral piece is one out of a set of three choral pieces with texts by Sara Teasdale (1884-1933). Deeply reflective, this piece looks inwards, drawing on Teasdale's notion that Peace is a moving, flowing concept as opposed to a moment of stillness. 

Scored for:

Two Soprano Soloists

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SONGS OF LIGHT (2019-2020)

"These four choruses, written for the North of Ireland composer Tyler Welton-Stewart between summer 2019 and spring the following year, explore different meanings of light. The first is a memorial poem for a much loved and honoured teacher, and hints at the vast and spreading effect one good life can have so many others; the second is a celebration of spring, how each year reignites light. The third poem speaks of the way that people can be light to each other in times of deep darkness, and the forth and final poem speaks of the light in the deep of memory, a love deep in the past of an elderly poet; memory flares once more in a place where love was once present, and then fades out into the night."
Euan Tait, Cas-gwent, Gwent, Cymru, 2020.

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WE GO FORWARD (2020-2021)

Contemplative and pensive music is something I've always had an affinity for and gravitated towards. We Go Forward is an orchestral ode to taking things as they come to us. Dealing with highs, and lows. What is behind us stays behind. We Go Forward.

This piece was initially inspired by artist's Shen Comix (@shenanigansen) piece of the same name. 

Scored for: 

Piccolo

Two Flutes

Two Oboes

Cor Anglais

Two Clarinets in Bb 

Bassoon

Six French Horns

Trombone

Tuba

Timpani

Glockenspiel

Vibraphone

Harp

Strings

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THOSE GREAT GIFTS IN SMALL PACKAGES (2020)

Written for the birth of my niece Lexi, born the ninth of November, 2020.

Scored for:

Two Flutes

Two Oboes

Two Clarinets in Bb

Two Bassoons

Two French Horns

Trumpet in Bb

Strings

Fragile Pampas

SOLITUDES (2021)

A collection of contemplative pieces written during the second UK lockdown of 2021. 
1 - Saudade: for strings and piano
2 - Mono No Aware: for strings
3 - The Birds Are Singing Again: for solo piano

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LE FLEUR (2021)

Written for Anna, and Philipp - owners of the beautiful 18th century Château Gonneville sur Honfleur. A labour of love, the couple are bringing their new home back to life while chronicling the struggles and joys on their Instagram, and YouTube channel "How To Renovate A Chateau". 

The joy, and optimism I feel from their restoration is deeply inspiring.

Scored for:

Oboe

Harp

Strings 

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EPITAPH FOR A COLLAPSING STAR (2021)

Written for clarinettist Laoise Kavanagh, this work for clarinet and strings is an elegy for the gradual demise of stars. Fading over the course of millions of years, expelling their energy in pulses until they collapse. These beacons of light radiate for hundreds of millions of years before the majority of them dying quietly, nobly, while others explode in a violent supernova.  I wanted to acknowledge them. 

Laoise brings out the best in the clarinet - the expressive, rich tone one expects from the instrument. Her playing is filled with soul, with intense focus, and her expressive range is masterful. Knowing I was writing this for such passionate performer, this piece is laden with leaps, soaring lines, often floating above the strings, and carrying over the bar

Scored for: 

Clarinet in Bb

Strings (divisi.)

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