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

Click on titles for more information.

Wind Band

Royal Engineers Suite

St Piran’s March

The Fall of Lucifer

Lamentations of Achilles

The Dances of Puck

Slava (brass/perc only)

Overture Burlesque

Contemplations of Orion


Regent of the Sun (solo vln + orch)


Solo and Chamber

Three Goldberg Variations (solo pfe)

Paganini Variation (solo vln)

Marsyas (solo fl)

Light in the Dark (solo pfe)

Lullaby for Joseph (Instrument + pfe)

Toccata (solo vln)

Sirens (vln + pfe)

Batucada (solo perc)

Vocal and choral

Love Song (Mezzo voice + clt & stg qrt)

The Marrog (children’s choir + pfe)

The Bells (children’s choir + pfe)

Sonnet 116 (bari voice + pfe)

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

Carol’s Song (treble voice + fl)

The Bridge (chamber opera)

Deeper than Hearts Agony (choir + stgs/fls)


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