Described by the London Times as "one of the most exciting and versatile British conductors of his generation”, Martin Yates made his conducting debut with Bizet’s 'Carmen' at the Israel National Opera aged 24 and has since had a busy career that has included conducting many of Europe’s major symphony orchestras and at many important opera houses including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Royal Flanders Philharmonic, Gothenberg Symphony Orchestra and Opera, Royal Opera House in Convent Garden, Royal Swedish Opera House and the Rome Opera. He has appeared with such leading performers as Montserrat Caballe, Bryn Terfel, Barbara Hendricks, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna and Yo-Yo Ma and has conducted the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo three times. Intending from the outset to pursue a career as a composer, Martin studied with Richard Arnell and Sir John Taverner and has written four string quartets 'LA Beach Music', 'New York Night Music', 'Frisco Bay Music' and 'Nashville, Tennesse'. The ever-popular 'Café Music', a 'Harpsichord Sonatina', 'Divertimento' for oboe, bassoon and double bass and a considerable amount of music involving the flute, most of which was written for the British flautist Anna Noakes. These works include the Sonata 'Fire Island', 'Sonatina 1 and 2', 'Sonata for Flute and Harp' and 'Concerto for Flute, Harp and Strings'. The Guardian described Martin Yates as a composer of confident and engaging music that has a style and colour that is both immediately appealing and rewarding to listen to. Martin has also written several scores for theatre productions including the plays 'Jane Eyre', 'The Woman in White' and 'Dear Octopus', three musicals 'Wuthering Heights', 'The Soap Opera' and 'Nothing Doing Tonight' and later works include 'Brass Quintet' and 'The Promise' for Flute Ensemble. Players as diverse as flautist Anna Noakes, harpist Gillian Tingay, pianist Kathron Sturrock, flautist Emily Beynon, double bass payer Duncan McTeer, soprano Jean Glennon and conductor Kent Nagano have played his music. His very popular arrangements of the two Gershwin classics 'S Wonderful' and 'I Got Rhythm' for horn quartet are played all over the world.

£20.95

'Frisco by those in the know is a jewel of a city. The titles of the four movements tell it all - Keeping Ahead of yourself is what you have to do in a city with a glorious past but an uncertain and uneasy present. Light Reflecting from the Bridge seems to warm the whole city, bathing it in a gently reddish hue. Alongside the pathway in one of the city parks is a sand track for horses, and every now and then you see Footprints in the Sand, some are in couples, others alone. The thoughts of those people who are alone touches you, but it is the Time to Be Certain and you regain your beliefs and confidence.

£15.95

'Frisco by those in the know is a jewel of a city. The titles of the four movements tell it all - Keeping Ahead of yourself is what you have to do in a city with a glorious past but an uncertain and uneasy present. Light Reflecting from the Bridge seems to warm the whole city, bathing it in a gently reddish hue. Alongside the pathway in one of the city parks is a sand track for horses, and every now and then you see Footprints in the Sand, some are in couples, others alone. The thoughts of those people who are alone touches you, but it is the Time to Be Certain and you regain your beliefs and confidence.

£7.95

'Frisco by those in the know is a jewel of a city. The titles of the four movements tell it all - Keeping Ahead of yourself is what you have to do in a city with a glorious past but an uncertain and uneasy present. Light Reflecting from the Bridge seems to warm the whole city, bathing it in a gently reddish hue. Alongside the pathway in one of the city parks is a sand track for horses, and every now and then you see Footprints in the Sand, some are in couples, others alone. The thoughts of those people who are alone touches you, but it is the Time to Be Certain and you regain your beliefs and confidence.

£13.95

The first movement First Waltz is a delicate waltz, very English in spirit. The Lopsided Polka is just that (imagine three old ladies playing in the Pump Room in Bath, with none of them able to agree on the time signatures or the rhythms in this polka. Valse d'Amour is a beautiful melody played on the 'cello, whose intention it is to remind the listener of the love theme from a turn of the century operetta, and Midsummer Waltz is a happy forward looking dance, simple and straightforward with a charm all of its own. For colleges, conservatories and professionals.

£13.95

The first movement First Waltz is a delicate waltz, very English in spirit. The Lopsided Polka is just that (imagine three old ladies playing in the Pump Room in Bath, with none of them able to agree on the time signatures or the rhythms in this polka. Valse d'Amour is a beautiful melody played on the 'cello, whose intention it is to remind the listener of the love theme from a turn of the century operetta, and Midsummer Waltz is a happy forward looking dance, simple and straightforward with a charm all of its own. For colleges, conservatories and professionals.

£13.95

The first movement First Waltz is a delicate waltz, very English in spirit. The Lopsided Polka is just that (imagine three old ladies playing in the Pump Room in Bath, with none of them able to agree on the time signatures or the rhythms in this polka). Valse d'Amour is a beautiful melody played on the 'cello, whose intention it is to remind the listener of the love theme from a turn of the century operetta, and Midsummer Waltz is a happy forward looking dance, simple and straightforward with a charm all of its own. For colleges, conservatories and professionals.

£13.95

The first movement First Waltz is a delicate waltz, very English in spirit. The Lopsided Polka is just that (imagine three old ladies playing in the Pump Room in Bath, with none of them able to agree on the time signatures or the rhythms in this polka). Valse d'Amour is a beautiful melody played on the 'cello, whose intention it is to remind the listener of the love theme from a turn of the century operetta, and Midsummer Waltz is a happy forward looking dance, simple and straightforward with a charm all of its own. For colleges, conservatories and professionals.

£2.50

A contemporary work by English composer Martin Yates, whose eclectic style is fast earning him popularity.

£2.50

A contemporary work by English composer Martin Yates, whose eclectic style is fast earning him popularity.

£3.75

A contemporary work by English composer Martin Yates, whose eclectic style is fast earning him popularity.

£3.75

A contemporary work by English composer Martin Yates, whose eclectic style is fast earning him popularity.

£7.50

A contemporary work by English composer Martin Yates, whose eclectic style is fast earning him popularity.

£11.95

A contemporary work by English composer Martin Yates, whose eclectic style is fast earning him popularity.

£3.75

A contemporary work by English composer Martin Yates, whose eclectic style is fast earning him popularity.

£3.75

A contemporary work by English composer Martin Yates, whose eclectic style is fast earning him popularity.

 

£16.95

A contemporary work by English composer Martin Yates, whose eclectic style is fast earning him popularity.

 

£11.95

A contemporary work by English composer Martin Yates, whose eclectic style is fast earning him popularity.

 

£52.50

Your purchase will consist of the following set of Parts:

     5 x First Violin
     4 x Second Violin
     3 x Viola
     2 x 'Cello
     1 x Double Bass

Extra parts available on request

A contemporary work by English composer Martin Yates, whose eclectic style is fast earning him popularity.

£12.95

Oboe and bassoon are joined by a lively string bass in this charming English chamber work. For colleges, conservatories and professionals.

£9.95

Oboe and bassoon are joined by a lively string bass in this charming English chamber work. For colleges, conservatories and professionals.

£5.95

Oboe and bassoon are joined by a lively string bass in this charming English chamber work. For colleges, conservatories and professionals.

£17.95

A substantial challenging work set in three movements. The first movement with its energetic opening is a rhapsody, a fantasy representing everyones Fire Island. The Adagio is there to remind us of the people who are no longer on the island - those who died and those who just don't return. The second subject is like the whispering of the kind of questions that permeate every close knit community. The excesses of life explode throughout the exuberant final, and Fire Island ends in optimism and triumph.

£17.95

A substantial challenging work set in three movements. The first movement with its energetic opening is a rhapsody, a fantasy representing everyones Fire Island. The Adagio is there to remind us of the people who are no longer on the island - those who died and those who just don't return. The second subject is like the whispering of the kind of questions that permeate every close knit community. The excesses of life explode throughout the exuberant final, and Fire Island ends in optimism and triumph.

£21.95

A musical representation of the city or area of the titles as experienced by the composer. The music is drawn from pop, rock, jazz and jazz funk.