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Samples of Derek Williams' work as Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer, Conductor, Musician, Producer

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Recordings | Dance | Film | Television | Theatre

 

Arranger

Arranger

Score programmer

Score Programmer

Musician

Musician

Musician

Musical Director

Orchestrator

Orchestrator

Producer

Producer

Composer

Composer

   
Conductor

Conductor

           

Edinburgh Festival

'Edinburgh Festival'

Client: Peter Warburton
Reid Hall, Edinburgh University, April 2014
Video Clip: First rehearsal - demo recording

Arranger Orchestrator Conductor Producer

Royal Albert Hall
Tribute to Garland
Royal Albert Hall

Caroline O’Connor

Hamer Hall Grand Opening
How Lucky Can You Get?
Hamer Hall, Melbourne, July 2012
Video Clip: How Lucky Can You Get?


Kander & Ebb
Night Of 1000 Voices,
Royal Albert Hall, London, May 2007

Taronga Park Sydney - Tribute To Garland, January 2006
Video Clip: Swanee
Video Clip: Rock-a-Bye Your Baby

Sydney Opera House - End Of The Rainbow, July 2005
Audio Clip: Almost Like Being In Love

Arranger Orchestrator Musician

Fall of a Window Cleaner

Fall of a Window Cleaner

Live performance to film, by the Apostrophe Ensemble
Client: Julien Lonchamp

Video Clip: Anatomy #2, Summerhall, Edinburgh, 28 September 2012
Video Clip: LIVE Festival, The Arches, Glasgow, 20 September 2011

Conductor

Reid Concert Hall

De Novo

Live recording sessions to film by musicians and friends
Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, 10 July 2010
Client: Ryan Somerville

Video Clip: De Novo 1
Video Clip: De Novo 2

Conductor

Artisan Trio

Quintet for Piano, Clarinet, Horn, Violin and Cello

Live performance by Artisan Trio, with guest Clarinet and Horn
Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, 23 April 2011
Funded by Edinburgh University Roberts Fund and the Edinburgh Campaign
Client: Artisan Trio

Video Clip: Artisan Quintet
Audio Clip: "Oom Pah Pah"

Composer

Seiras Quintet

Piano Quintet No 1 - 4th movement

Live performance by Seiras Quintet
An inter-university project between Edinburgh and Rome
St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh University, 4 May 2011
World première: Sala Accademica di Santa Cecilia, Rome 8 March 2011
Client: Seiras Quintet

Video Clip: Seiras Quintet
Audio Clip: "Tiddly Pom"

Composer

Verso-Tempo

Verso-Tempo

Live performance to film, by the Apostrophe Ensemble
The Arches, Glasgow, 24 May 2011
Client: Julien Lonchamp

Video Clip: Verso-Tempo

Conductor

String Theories

String Theories

[Out Hear series]
Edinburgh University Composers' Concert
Kings Place (London) 2010

Video Clip: Fortune & Men's Eyes
Audio Clip: Fortune & Men's Eyes

Audio recorded by BBC

Composer Score programmer

Frank Holden Big Band

Frank Holden Big Band

2007 to present

Video Clip: "It Had To Be You"
Video Clip: Frank Holden & Paolo Nutini

Musical Director Conductor Musician

The Edinburgh Quartet

The Edinburgh Quartet

PG Workshops
Reid Hall, Edinburgh University,  2007-2009

Composer

Araluen Receptions

Araluen Receptions

Resident Pianist 1995-2006

Audio Clip: Moonlight Serenade

Musician

Berlin

Berlin

Graham Murphy, Sydney Dance Company
Sydney Opera House, 1995

Video Clip: Heaven

Score Programmer

Fornicon

Fornicon

Graham Murphy, Sydney Dance Company
Sydney Opera House, 1995

Arranger Orchestrator Score Programmer

Geraldine Tuner

Geraldine Tuner

Performance at Theatre Royal, Sydney

Audio Clip: I'm Still Here (Sondheim; live at Sydney Theatre Royal)

Arranger Orchestrator

Grace Knight

Grace Knight

ABC Records (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Come In Spinner - Platinum Album Concert and Tour, 1990

Audio Clip: Don’t Know Much About Love (orig. Martin Armiger)

Musical Director Arranger Musician

Australian Singing Competition

Australian Singing Competition

Sydney Opera House, 1986-90

Arranger Orchestrator

Debbie Newsome

Debbie Newsome

Tour 1989

Musical Director Arranger Musician

You've Always Got The Blues

You've Always Got The Blues

Kate Ceberano, Wendy Matthews & Friends
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
TV Special 1989

Musician

Te Reo Nga Te Atua I Homai

Te Reo Nga Te Atua I Homai

Joe Kingi 1983

Audio Clip: Te Reo Nga Te Atua I Homai

Composer Orchestrator Conductor Producer

Sir Howard Morrison

Sir Howard Morrison

Television New Zealand
Entertainer Of The Year tour, 1982

Arranger Musician

Auckland University Festival Choir

Auckland University Festival Choir

International Choral Festival, Lincoln Centre, New York
World Tour USA, UK, Europe, 1972

Audio Clip: People Look East

Audio Clip: Dormi Jesu

Musician

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In other people's words

“He possesses a truly profound depth of understanding of musical history, style and compositional techniques from all periods of history and can express himself most eloquently and elegantly both verbally and at the keyboard.”

Dr Carl Hammond
Head of Music, Coronado School of the Arts, San Diego USA  (May 1999)