Music

Zillah writes mostly choral, piano and chamber pieces. Some examples of recent works are listed below and more recordings will be added once available. Please get in touch with Zillah if you would like more information about any of the pieces or would like to obtain a score for review or purchase. She’d also love to hear from anyone interested in collaborating on a future project. For more details of upcoming and past performances, please visit the Concerts page.

17 Haiku for Women

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Duration: 7 minutes

Arrangement: SAA unaccompanied ladies voices

Written for a concert to mark International Women’s Day in 2018, the piece uses haiku written by women about their experiences, arranged around different stages of life. It was first performed at the Vauxhall Tea House Theatre on 8th March, 2018.

The Sea Witch

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Duration: 10 minutes

Arrangement: Wind Ensemble

A piece for contemporary dance in three movements written for 9 piece wind ensemble, collaborating with choreographer Alister Wroe and first performed in 2017 by the London Consort of Winds and danced by Sara Roisland Torsvik.

A Red, Red Rose

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Duration: 3 minutes

Arrangement: SATB unaccompanied choir

Setting of Robert Burns’ famous poem by the same name written for the wedding of Sophie Rose Reid and Tim Oladapo Ogunlesi on 30th September 2017 and receiving further performances in the Isle of Man in 2018.

Ephemeral Pools I

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Series of piano miniatures inspired by photographer Matt Botwood’s atmospheric video art capturing watery reflections in a pine forest near his home in remote Wales.


Ephemeral Pools II

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Part two of a collaboration with landscape photographer Matt Botwood for solo piano and optional video. A selection of these pieces was performed at the London Composers Forum summer concert in June 2016.

Cornish Prayer

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Duration: 3 minutes

Arrangement: SATB choir and piano/organ

Choral setting of the Lord’s Prayer in Cornish premiered by Bude Choral Society on 26th November, 2016.

That Time of Year

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Duration: 4 minutes

Arrangement: SATB choir and piano

Setting of Shakespeare’s very beautiful Sonnet 73. The piece was premiered by the Addison Chamber Choir on 15th October 2016.

Introspective

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Duration: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

Arrangement: solo piano

Short, reflective piece about finding calm and space in our hectic 21st century lives, first performance July 2015.

Shipwrecked

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Duration: 5 minutes

Arrangement: narrator and viola

Narrative-led piece about a shipwreck off the North Devon coast in 1983 and the dramatic events that ensued, first performance 27th July 2016.

On Summerleaze Beach

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Duration: 1 minute, 30 seconds

Arrangement: Classical guitar

Written as a composition exercise and performed by my Uncle Pete Coleman who lives minutes away from this beach in Bude, Cornwall.