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

To Those Who Pass Through My City.   Choir (SATB) String Quartet (2018)

Awakening, Discovery and Awareness  Arranged for Four trumpets (Bb) (2018)      

Who Is My Neighbour?   Choir (SATB) A Capella (2017)

                                           Commissioned by Lumen Choir, London

Lammas.                            Orchestra (2017)

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

Wordless Lullaby.            Mezzo Soprano, Piano (2017)

                                           Commissioned by Megan Ihnen (Mezzo - USA)

The True Lover's Farewell.     Choir (SATB) [Arr Traditional Sussex Song] (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.      Arrangement for  film. Commissioned 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, Discovery & 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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