Clive Whitburn


Inscape                             9 piece ensemble, dancers and actors

Mrs Potter's Portrait      Clarinet Quintet. Incidental Music & Signature Tune.

                        (BBC commission)

Animal Allegories            A Capella  chorus

Short Concert                  2 voices, orchestra & scrap yard percussion frame

Parafonia                          Quintet for six instruments

Innacity                            Wind Band

Landscape                        Oboe and dancer

Figures in a Landscape   Ensemble and dancers

Wozzeck                           Music for the play by Büchner

Secret Whispers              Electronic collaboration with Artist Judith Alder

Tadedum                          Electronic

Forever                             Virtual orchestra

Impression                       Virtual orchestra

G Min Flow                       Electronic / Virtual orchestra

Chrimas Bells                   Song for children

Armonique                       Electronic

After Moonlight              Electronic nod to Beethoven

After Dido                        Electronic nod to Purcell

After Maria                      Electronic nod to JS Bach

Accord                              Electronic

Lazy Day                           Jazz Group

Village                               Wind ensemble and piano

Reading                             Electronic

Five                                    Electronic

Do You Know What Makes You Happy?    Songs for schools to develop

                                                                         emotional intelligence

Earlier Works Include






The Fifth Quarter                                     Summer

Independent                                             Goodbyes

Did You Find Your Own Way                  Simple Red

Apathy Street                                            Relentless

Don't Ask Me Again                                  Rainbow Nation

When the Moment Comes

Live Your Dreams

Walking in the Shadows




Songs for 5th Quarter and Loggerheads



All music copyright © Clive Whitburn

Fast Ride on a Short Machine    Bass Clarinet, Marimba, Cello                (2017)

Wordless Lullaby             Mezzo Soprano, Piano                                         (2017)

The True Lover's Farewell      Choir (SATB) (Trad Sussex Folk)                (2017)

Two songs from Shakespeare      Soprano, Piano                                       (2017)

Messages from the Sea  Song Cycle for Soprano, Baritone,

                                          Harp & Piano                                                         (2016)

Not a Tango                     Clarinet, Cello, Piano Trio                                   (2016)

Across the Aisles             2 x Piccolos, Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute          (2016)

In Praise of Renewal       Commission: arrangement for  film by Judith Alder

                                          recorded by Brighton Festival Chorus               (2015)

Sing Out                            Choir (SATB), piano                                              (2015)

Because She Has Lived   Choir (SATB) A Capella optional piano/organ (2015)

Christmas Greetings       Chorus and Symphony Orchestra                     (2015)

Sonnet 27                          Baritone, Piano                                                     (2015)

Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind        Baritone, Piano                                    (2015)

Piano Trio                         Piano, Violin, Cello in 3 movements                  (2015)

                   i) A Very Quick Waltz

                  ii) Elegy

                 iii) Not a Tango

Game of Tones                 Wind Quintet in 3 movements                           (2014)

Outscape                           Wind Quintet (serial)                                           (2014)

Elegy                                  Viola and Piano                                                     (2014)

Solstice                              Orchestra                                                              (2014)

It's Christmas                    Mezzo, Chorus and Orchestra                           (2014)

Improvisations                  Oboe and FX pedals                                      (2013/14)

The Furies /Soft Rains    Chorus (SATB), string quartet and piano   (2013/14)

No Man Is An Island         A Cappella Chorus SATB, (optional piano)       (2013)

Dream of Peace                Soprano, Tenor and Orchestra,                         (2012)

                                           (String Quartet version)                                      (2014)

Soft Rains                           Chorus (SATB) and Piano                                   (2012)

Rough Meadow Grass      Alto Flute and Loop Station                               (2012)

                  commissioned by artist and curator Clare Whistler as part of her

                "Wild Flowers" project involving number of poets and composers

Music for Rooftops          Brass Quintet and a relay of 3 additional trumpets

                 i. Awakening, Diversity & Awareness

                ii. Lament for the Victims of War, Violence, Inequality and Poverty

               iii. Celebration of Exuberance, Energy and Diversity                (2012)

Recent Works




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