Music is the most jealous mistress - Carol McQuire
The music is downloadable. Of my eight compositions, I am hopeful piece no. 10 will be performed. Nightfall and my Sonata No. 2 were performed at the University of Sussex on 26th February 2009. Jug on the Table, in memory of Sydney Vale, was due to be constructed. These texts, and that of Seek Now The Truth are given below. The works (with me on the piano if there is one, unless shown otherwise) are
1. Sonata No. 2: Humoresque - this seems to be the most popular of my works, Kaos and Shipwreck of Dreams (with a slightly related poem).
2. Sonata for Four Hands, performed by Glen Capra and Kevin Allen, in four movements:
Jar of Moonbeams, Dance of the Robots, Rondetto and Cave of Echoes.
3. All my Love for You One of my earliest pieces (played Capra/Allen).
4. Guitar Duet My first work to be performed, by David Jenner and Jon Rattenbury.
5. Death Poem Words by Guantanamo prisoner Jumah Al Dossari.
6. I Anoint my Flesh Words by Wole Soyinka, who was imprisoned in solitary confinement for 22 months for protest against the Biafran war. It is sung by Jane Richards.
7. The Asylum Seeker spoken by Jane Richards and me. A woman escapes a tyrannical regime and seeks haven in another country. But she is imprisoned in a bureaucratic system that drives her insane.
8. Xena For oboe and bassoon. Sibelius wav file. Xena score here. It would be better played at 55 and not 45 BPM.
9. Nightfall (c) Copyright 2008, Composition: Terence Deadman, words Jim Adams (this was played by Mark Richey, tenor Kevin Starns). text
10. A Cobweb's Touch in the Dark.
11. Jug on the Table. text
12. Seek Now the Truth. text
13. Professor Peabody's Automatic Underwear Device. text
14. Is there intelligent life on Earth? old joke
15. Message to all Daleks. text
16. No Time to Understand You. text
17. It is Me. text
18. Sick. text
19. Dust. text
20. Protection. text
21. My Love is Like a River. text