Composition and Arrangement

In conjunction with his performing and education career, Sam is a prolific composer and arranger of music.

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Sam has had his music performed by excellent artists across the country in the jazz, classical and pop fields. His compositions & arrangements have been performed on national radio and television by the following selected artists:

Press quotes 

“Absolutely breathtakingly stunning!” – Matt Tancock, BBC Introducing

“Innovative arrangements & compositions” – Katie Derham, BBC Radio 3

Sam’s Superlocrian wind sextet contains some of the finest musicians in the country, including members of leading orchestras and session musicians of high regard. Here is an example arrangement of Sam’s composition “Ballad for Kenny”:

Tenor Saxophone & Alto Flute: Jade Gall | Alto Saxophone: Edward Leaker | Tuba: Mike Poyser | Trombone: Terry Kelly | Flugelhorn (solo): Stuart Brooks | Trumpet: Dean Wright

For more details of this exciting project, please visit

Production Library Portfolio

As well as commissions, Sam writes high quality production library music, an example of which is included below:

Strings: Phonograph Effect | Flute: Karen Jones | Trumpet: Dean Wright | Marimba: Harriet Riley | Percussion: Mark Whitlam | Timpani: Bill Massey

As well as his own projects, he has been professionally engaged to work on a number of composition and arrangement projects, including:

Horn Arrangements for Pop records

Here is an example horn arrangement from P.P. Arnold’s 2019 Album ‘Baby Blue’:

Here is an example horn arrangement from Ocean Colour Scene’s 2018 EP, “Another Bard May Chant”:

He has also been asked to write music for:
          • Brass Quintet including members of the John Wilson Orchestra
          • Production Libraries
          • Saxophone Quartet
          • Youth Musical Theatre
          • Incidental music for plays
          • Animations
          • Short Film

In 2006, he was commissioned to write a piece inspired by Mozart’s Requiem, which was performed to an audience of 700 in the Hall for Cornwall by a chamber ensemble including members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the KEVICC Orchestra & Choir.

Check out the Media page for more compositions and arrangements.