Cartoline dalla Sicilia

Cartoline dalla Sicilia cover

These five short ‘postcards from Sicily’ were written at the request of the German pianist, Gertrud Firnkees.

Ye that pipe and ye that play

Ye that pipe and ye that play cover

The initial idea for this piece came from the 'touch' of the keyboard, a tactile experience that developed into a battle between legato and staccato.

The Rainbow Comes and Goes

The Rainbow Comes and Goes cover

This lyrical four-movement suite takes its title from Wordsworth’s poem, Ode on Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood: ‘The Rainbow comes and goes, and lovely is the rose

Pick-up Pieces

Pick-up Pieces cover

Seventeen pieces from Grade Two upwards, progressing from the intriguingly titled 'A Dangerous Mission in Space' and ‘Schumannesque Arabesque’ to a more challenging set of six pieces whic

Spring Leaves

Spring Leaves cover

This easy flute album depicts the progress of Spring: ‘Echoes of Winter’, ‘March: In like a lion…’ and ‘May Bells’ are among the six pieces.

French Blue

French Blue cover

This work is based on the opening motif, a 'take' from Messiaen (D flat-C flat-B flat), hence the 'French' in the title.

Strawberry Jam


Six pieces for violin with easy piano accompaniment, including ‘Streetwise’, ‘Fiddler’s Blues’ and the title piece, ‘Strawberry Jam’. Specially commissioned by the Contemporary Music Centre.

Piano Album II

Piano Album II cover

This is CMC’s second collection of test pieces specially commissioned by the 1997 Guardian Dublin International Piano Competition with funds provided by The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

Piano Album I

Piano Album I cover

The works in this collection were specially commissioned by the 1994 GPA Dublin International Piano Competition (with funding provided by The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon) as test pieces for


Avatars cover

Avatar is a Sanskrit word meaning, variously, a 'passing down', 'an embodiment' and 'a visible manifestation of an abstract form'.


SoundBites cover

An anthology of six short and attractive pieces by some of Ireland’s leading composers. An ideal introduction for children to contemporary music.

Piano Album III

Piano Album III cover

This album is the third collection of works specially commissioned as test pieces by the 2000 AXA Dublin International Piano Competition with funds provided by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaío