As a student William studied composition with Patric Standford and Carey Blyton, and received encouragement from Lennox Berkeley and Edmund Rubbra. When time has allowed he has produced compositions in most genres including choral pieces, chamber works and music for stage and television.

Selected Compositions:

Title Description First performance
Jubilate Deo SATB a capella 20-07-1973 Barbican Chamber/Robert Porter
Piano Concerto Piano & chamber orchestra 26-02-1975 WG piano Concertante of London/Michael Omer
Divertimento Wind Quintet 05-07-1975 Kensington Philharmonic Wind Ensemble/Roger Gabriel
Serenade String Orchestra 29-10-1975 Young London Chamber Players/WG
Three Bird Songs Counter-tenor & piano 26-01-1976 Matthew Bright, counter-tenor, Simon Finlow, piano
Pinocchio Stage musical 06-01-1978 Hampton Drama Group
Hereward Children’s musical 11/12/1978 Denmead School, Hampton-on-Thames
Durable Fire Secular cantata 28/03/1981 Twickenham Choral Society/Christopher Herrick
The Little World of Don Camillo Incidental music Jan-Mar 1981 BBC2
Sonata da Camera Violin, Gamba & Harpsichord 04-04-1981 Taskin Harpsichord Trio (Purcell Room)
Suite: ‘Don Camillo’ Orchestra 23-05-1982 Kensington Philharmonic Orchestra/Roger Gabriel
Psalm 150 SATB & wind ensemble 31-03-1982 Whitehall Choir/Christopher Herrick
Nativity Carol Children’s voices & piano 03-12-1982 Denmead School Choir, Hampton
Suite no. 1 School orchestra 13-02-1983 Brighton College Junior School
The Graceful Animal Sop Tenor Piano Song-cycle 17-03-1984 Mary Seers, Nicolas Robertosn, WG
Suite no. 2 School orchestra 18/03/1984 Cumnor House School, Sussex
Folia Variations Organ 10-05-1984 Christopher Herrick. Recorded on Priory label
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis AATTBB 30-05-1984 Westminster Abbey Choir/Christopher Herrick
Cantate Domino S.A organ 20-10-1984 Denmead School Choir, Hampton
The Story of Bel Children’s voices & piano 04-07-1985 Denmead School Choir, Hampton
Suite no. 3 School orchestra 02-13-1986 Great Walstead School, Sussex
Suite Brass ensemble 18-07-1987 Brass ensemble/WG
Requiem SATB & chamber orchestra 24-03-1990 Twickenham Choral Society/Christopher Herrick
The Barber of Seville Incidental music and songs 10-05-1989 Redgrave Theatre, Farnham, Surrey
Injuns Children’s musical 05/01/1990 Highfield School Choir, Liphook, Hampshire
The Lambton Worm Children’s cantata 21-03-1991 Highfield School Choir, Liphook, Hampshire
Ballade 2 pianos 15-11-1991 Nicola and Alexandra Bibby (Purcell Room)
‘CFD’ - a birthday tribute Recorder & piano 11-04-1992 Carl Dolmetsch, recorder, Nigel Foster, piano
A Forest Tale Secular cantata 30-03-1995 Combined singers and players of Nottingham schools
How can I keep from singing? SATB anthem 11-02-1999 Choir of the American Church in London
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp Narrator & Orchestra 30-01-2002 Southern Pro Musica/Jonathan Willcocks
Missa Brevis ‘Deo Duce’ SATB organ 09-03-2003 Choir of Prior Park College/Roland Robertson
The Demon Drummer Ballad Opera 13-11-2003 Highfield School, Liphook
Hail, O Sun of Righteousness Choral symphony 29-11-2003 Haslemere Musical Society/Darrell Davison
Trio Rubino Fl. Cor Anglais, Piano 30-04-2006 Mary & Julian Edwards, WG
Ox Carol SATB Piano 20-12-2010 Watchet & District Choral Society cond. Angela Morecroft
Child Roland Community Opera 18-05-2013 Haslemere, Surrey Opera South cond. WG
Diamond Sequence Choral Song Cycle 03-02-2014 Royal Junior School, Hindhead RJS Choir
Ballad in Blue Trumpet & Piano 27-11-2015 Zerlina Vulliamy, tpt. WG piano.
Walzer A-Moll Viola & Piano 19-03-2016 Richard Crabtree, va, WG piano
Fuga Camerata SATB a capella 01-08-2016 New Zealand Youth Choir
Now And Then Chamber Ensemble 18-08-2017 Villa Favard, Firenze LMFL ensemble
When Music Sounds SATB a capella 18-08-2017 Villa Favard, Firenze LMFL Choir cond. WG
Suite: ‘Dreams’ Piano solo 06-09-2020 London WG piano