Howard Thompson

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United Kingdom

Having worked closely with young string players for the last 40 years, I enjoy writing music for them which is both enjoyable to play and yet technically challenging.

My own family of three string playing boys were the starting point, so it's not surprising that a good number of my pieces reflect things from a child's world. Many pieces were written for particular children - another way to encourage them to discover the joy of playing music together, surely one of God's best gifts to us!

Other Suites for String Orchestra are also available and also pieces for Cello Quartet or Octet, Viola Quartet, Bassoon Quartet and double reed band. I have scored up a few of my String Orchestra pieces for Full Orchestra and also making arranged some of my string orchestra pieces for violin or cello and piano. I have also written various pieces for Piano and Piano Duet, Duets for Clarinet and Flute (or second Clarinet), and a whole range of pieces for choir (SATB), including many Christmas pieces, 3 Negro Spirituals, and a range of hymns and carols.

Get in touch if you are interested!

Score catalogue

More Mellow Cellos 1st Movement - Quartet of Solo Violoncellos
More Mellow Cellos 1st Movement - Quartet of Solo Violoncellos
More Mellow Cellos 2nd Movement - Quartet of Solo Violoncellos
More Mellow Cellos 3rd Movement - Quartet of Solo Violoncellos
More Mellow Cellos 2nd Movement - Quartet of Solo Violoncellos
More Mellow Cellos 3rd Movement - Quartet of Solo Violoncellos
Nightingale Blues - Quartet of Solo Violoncellos
Nightingale Blues - Quartet of Solo Violoncellos
Au Revoir for Viola Quartet - Quartet of Solo Violas
Au Revoir for Viola Quartet - Quartet of Solo Violas
Wind Duet on "Oh Soldier" - Duet of Clarinets in Bb
Wind Duet on "Thine be the Glory" - Duet of Clarinets in Bb
Wind Duet on "Thine be the Glory" - Duet of Clarinets in Bb
Wind Duet on "Oh Soldier" - Duet of Clarinets in Bb
Blewsy - Solo instrument (Piano)
Blueasy - Solo instrument (Piano)
Can't Get Started - Solo instrument (Piano)
En Famille - String orchestra
Going a Little Further - Solo instrument (Piano)
Have Another Go - Solo instrument (Piano)
Maltese Folk Tune - String orchestra
Mellow Cellos - Quartet of Violoncellos
Rory's Romp - Solo instrument (Piano)
Serbian Song - Tamo daleko - String orchestra
Song for Wendy - Solo Clarinet in Bb + piano
Sunny Day - Solo instrument (Piano)
The Sad Cossack - Piano four hands
Up and Down - Solo instrument (Piano)