2005 diary

previous highlights



    Previous years highlights
  New Work
Commmission for Ensemble 10:10.
    Van Assendelft's Vermeer for clavichord
1st prize winner, British Clavichord Society Composition Competition 2004.
    Pantomime for 13 winds
Musicfest Wind Ensemble
  CHINA SONG The York Theatre Company
A rehearsed reading directed by Nicholas Bligh at Saint Peter's, New York.
    Secret Love Songs
commissioned to write a trombone quartet by 'Bones Apart'.
    Goodnight Mister Tom
Productions of 'Goodnight Mister Tom' in Colwyn Bay and Rhyl.
  'Fantasia on Themes From China Song' for Tuba and Brass Band
premiered at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester as part of The Great Northern Brass Festival.
    The 'China Song' Fantasy
CD release: 'East Meets West', James Gourlay (solo tuba) and Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Doyen CD DOYCD141
more on the Doyen website
    The Wicker Man soundtrack
released on Silva Screen
  One Two [opera with Eva Salzman] - showcase:
Greenwich Theatre, London. Part of new music-theatre festival.
    John Harle arrangements
film standards arrangements as demos for John Harle's new 'Film Album'
  Dr Garfield Snixon's Flea Circus
a 10/10 and Liverpool Phiharmonic Youth Choir commission. Libretto, Simon Nicholson.
    The Claim
film by Michael Winterbottom starring Natasjia Kinski. Music by Michael Nyman, orchestrated by Gary Carpenter
    Hot To Trot
Dance piece. VACO commission performed by them with the dance group Imago Tijl (Belgium).
    Scry: Prologue, Interludes, Finale
BBC Proms Commission
Performed with Joanna MacGregor and Ensemble Bash.
    Ein Musikalisches Snookerspiel
Performances by the Haffner Ensemble.
    Leslie Garrett
sang 'I Will Wait For You' at the Classical Brit awards at the Royal Albert Hall.

One Two opera
libretto: Eva Salzman.Workshops with English National Opera.

    Tightrope - Crystalle
Berlin. Performance music.
  China Song
(Composer), Theatre Royal Plymouth and tour
    Big Baby
by Brendan Murray, incidental music - Manchester Royal Exchange
opera buffa in 2 acts, Battersea Arts Centre - Tête à Tête Company
    Ordinary Decent Criminal
(Damon Albarn), orchestration - Miramax
    Pajama Game
(dir. Simon Callow), arranger/orchestrator - Turnstyle
    I Will Wait For You
(Lesley Garrett CD/Legrand), arranger - BMG Conifer
(Crysztalle - Berlin), composer
  Angel Magick by John Harle & David Pountney
Assistant Musical Director, Salisbury Festival (May) and Proms (July).

Practical Magic
(Michael Nyman rejected score), orchestration - Paramount


Ravenous - Damon Albarn
orchestration, 20th Century Fox

  Silencium - John Harle
Co-arranger CD and orchestral suite.
  The Cruise - BBC
all music pre-production.
    Mazda MX5 promotion - John Harle
assistant Musical Director and string arranging.
composer and Musical Director, Hamilton Quarter/Wirral Education
  A Kid for Two Farthings
by Cyril Ornadel & Phil Glassborow
(cast led by Ron Moody) Musical Director rehearsed reading: Bridewell Theatre February
    Crazy For You
'dep' pianist, Prince Edwards Theatre: February
  The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Musical Director, Unicorn Children's Theatre, London.
  Pantomime for 13 winds
composer Haffner Ensemble. 1st performance: Hove Town Hall, December 1995.
    Tabloid!!! (aka Bellamy)
composer, lyricist, arranger and Musical Director (book bt Nick Owen after the novel Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant). Showcase production: Unity Theatre Liverpool, October.
    Goodnight Mister Tom
composer and additional lyrics, Library Theatre Manchester (April-May)
composer Unicorn Children's Theatre, London
    Comedy Of Errors by Julian Slade
arranger Law Society Production, director Anthony Besch.
  Goodnight Mister Tom
composer and additional lyricist. Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.
    Green Women (cabaret)
composer and lyricist. Café Theatre, Little Venice.
  Nutmeg and Ginger
musical based on The Knight of the Burning Pestle by Julian Slade. Arranger and Musical Director. Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond.
    Mme Tussauds - Scenerama Amsterdam
permanent exhibition. composer
  Hold Tight. It's 60's Night
UK tour, Muscial Director.
film by Volker Schlöndorf. arranger.
  Pal Joey - Webber Douglas
Arranger and Musical Director
    The Rocky Horror Show
European Tour. Musical Director
    Sweeney Todd - Sondheim
Forum Theatre, Wythenshawe. Associate Musical Director.
  The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd.
Arranger and Musical Director. Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond.
Wakefield Cathedral Community Opera, composer and Musical Director.
  The News
Paramount City, Arranger and Musical Director.
    The One Alone - radio music-drama.
Libretto: Dame Iris Murdoch. Composer and Musical Director.

MD work at:
Guildford School of Acting and Dance; London Contemporary Dance School; Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone; King Head Theatre Club; British Lion Films - The Wicker Man.

Incidental Music written for:
various Kings Head productions; Mrs Warren's Profession (National Theatre); films for Channel 4, BBC2, WNET New York, Bayerische Rundfunk (Munich), BFI, Greater London Arts, Arts Council.

Conducting work in:
Germany - Giselle, Nutcracker, White Horse Inn;
Holland - ballet evenings for Nederlands Dans Theater.


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 Gary Carpenter