Sam started composing while at school and had several pieces performed by friends and local musicians. He read music at Goldsmiths College, University of London, where he had compositions performed at the College and elsewhere.

Most of his works have been created in response to specific commissions and have had performances in the UK and abroad (Europe, Middle East and America). Some pieces have been recorded and performances have been broadcast (BBC Radio 3).

As well as many arrangements for school groups and other ensembles, Sam has also completed orchestrations for several unfinished Prokofiev works.

List of works

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Wind Band

Contemplations of Orion

Overture Burlesque

Slava (brass/perc only)

The Dances of Puck

Lamentations of Achilles

The Fall of Lucifer

St Piran’s March

Royal Engineers Suite



Regent of the Sun (solo vln + orch)

Solo and Chamber

Batucada (solo perc)

Sirens (vln + pfe)

Toccata (solo vln)

Lullaby for Joseph (Instrument + pfe)

Light in the Dark (solo pfe)

Marsyas (solo fl)

Vocal and choral

Deeper than Hearts Agony (choir + stgs/fls)

The Bridge (chamber opera)

Carol’s Song (treble voice + fl)

The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives The Flower (sop voice + wind ens)

Sonnet 116 (bari voice + pfe)

The Bells (children’s choir + pfe)

The Marrog (children’s choir + pfe)

Love Song (Mezzo voice + clt & stg qrt)


Prokofiev –Op69No3 (wind band)

Prokofiev –Trapeze Ballet (chamber ens)

Prokofiev – Interlude to Le Pas d’Acier (orch)

When I am laid in Earth (wind group) – score/parts available for download