Howard Thompson

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Having worked closely with young string players for the last 45 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 also written various pieces for Piano and Piano Duet, a set of Duets for Clarinet and Flute (or second Clarinet), pieces for small ensembles, and a whole range of pieces for choir (SATB), including many Christmas pieces, 3 Negro Spirituals, and a range of hymns and carols.

More recently during covid restrictions I have arranged many well-known pieces for strings so that we could still meet on Zoom - I'm beginning to put these on my site as time allows, as they present a wide range of styles, periods, and tastes, and seem to be enjoyed by all ages, but especially younger players.

Take a look, and a listen, though live sound is so much better!

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
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
1. Follow My Leader - String orchestra
1. Rory's Romp - Solo instrument (Piano)
2. Blewsy - Solo instrument (Piano)
3. Sunny Day - Solo instrument (Piano)
A Song for Wendy - Solo Clarinet in Bb + piano
A Strange Dance for Alto Sax - Solo Alto Saxophone + piano
A Strange Dance for Bassoon - Solo Bassoon + piano
A Strange Dance for Clarinet - Solo Clarinet in Bb + piano
A Strange Dance for Viola - Solo Solo Viola + piano
A Strange Dance for Violin - Solo Solo Violin + piano
Allegretto - Wind quartet
Ash Grove for Strings - String orchestra
Au Revoir for Viola Quartet - Quartet of Violas
Ave Verum - String orchestra
Bach Gavotte in D - String orchestra
Bach in One Minuet for Strings - - String orchestra
Bach Organ Trio in D min - String orchestra
Bach Organ Trio Sonata No. 1 - String orchestra
Beautiful Morning - String orchestra
Beautiful Morning - String orchestra
Bertini Study - String orchestra
Beside the Seaside for 4 Bassoons - Quartet of Bassoons
Blueasy - Solo instrument (Piano)
Bossa Nova Rudolph - String orchestra
Bossa Nova Rudolph - String orchestra
Bulgarian Dance - String orchestra
Bulgarian Dance for strings - String orchestra
Can't Get Started - Solo instrument (Piano)
Can't Get Started [extended] - Solo instrument (Piano)
Chanson triste for Strings - String orchestra
Ding Dong - Piano four hands
DIVERTIMENTI 1. Ritmico - Quartet of Violoncellos
En Famille 2. Musing Ben - String orchestra
En Famille 3. Jeremy J - String orchestra
En Famille complete - String orchestra
FOLK TUNE - Duet of Pianos
Fugue in C for Strings - String orchestra
Gavotte in D by Bach - String orchestra
Getting A Round for 3 cellos - Trio of Violoncellos
Going a Little Further - Solo instrument (Piano)
Habanera - String orchestra
Hippomud for cello quartet - Quartet of Violoncellos
Hippomud for Strings - String orchestra
Improvisation No 13 - String orchestra
Jamaica Rumba - Quartet of Violoncellos
Jamaica Rumba for Cello Quartet - Quartet of Violoncellos
Jazz Etudiette - String orchestra
Kay's Simple Rag for 3 Cellos - Trio of Violoncellos
Ken JP - String orchestra
Les Plaintes d'une Poupee - String orchestra
Levy's Lied - String orchestra
Lucy's Lavender - String orchestra
Lucy's Lavender - String orchestra
Mack the Knife - String orchestra
Mazurka for Strings - String orchestra
Mellow Cellos 2. - Quartet of Violoncellos
Mellow Cellos 3. - Quartet of Violoncellos
Mellow Cellos 1. - Quartet of Violoncellos
Mellow Cellos complete 3 movts - Quartet of Violoncellos
Michael's March - Quartet of Violoncellos
Minuet - String orchestra
Minuet - String orchestra
Moldovan Waltz - String orchestra
Moody Prawn Blues - String orchestra
Novelette No 1 - String orchestra
Novelette No 1 for St Qt - String quartet
Novelette No 1 for strings - String orchestra
Novelette No 3 - String orchestra
Pizzicato from "Sylvia" - String orchestra
Quirky Seasidefor Sax Quartet - Saxophone quartet
Raindrops - String orchestra
Rumpole for 4 Bassoons - Quartet of Bassoons
Rumpole for 4 Bassoons - Quartet of Bassoons
Schubert Serenade - String orchestra
Seaside for 4 Cellos - Quartet of Violoncellos
Simple Rag for 3 Bassoons - Trio of Bassoons
Simple Rag for 3 Bassoons - Trio of Bassoons
Sing a Rainbow - String orchestra
Singing in the Rain - String orchestra
Soldiers' March for 4 Bassoons - Quartet of Bassoons
Somewhere for 4 Cellos - Quartet of Violoncellos
Somewhere for 4 cellos and Double Bass - Quintet of Violoncellos
Somewhere for cello quartet - Quartet of Violoncellos
Somewhere Strings - String orchestra
Song for Wendy [Clarinet and piano] - Solo Clarinet in Bb + piano
The Merry Peasant for 4 Bassoons - Quartet of Bassoons
The Sad Cossack - String orchestra
The Sad Cossack for strings - String orchestra
The Sad Cossack [piano duet] - Piano four hands
The TC Jazz Waltz - Piano four hands
Thompson's Rag for Cello Quartet - Quartet of Violoncellos
Thompson's Rag for Cello Quartet - Quartet of Violoncellos
Thompson's Rag piano duet - Duet of Pianos
Up and Down - Solo instrument (Piano)
Waltz - String orchestra
Where'er You walk - String orchestra