Commissions

John K Miles is regularly commissioned by orchestras, concert halls, music services, festivals, charities, schools and hospitals. This page contains example project documentaries and a list of commissioned works. 

Commission documentaries

NMPAT Side by Side 2018
ONE - A Shared Humanity 2017
Voices of Andover - 2016
Carnival Suite - 2014
Jazz Electives - 2018
The Wish -2017
Carnival Variations - 2016
On Golden Cap - 2012

All music ©John K Miles MCPS/PRS

Commissioned works

CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL

The Spark (Share the Dream)

Treble Choir and Chamber Orchestra

(Premiere in 2022, venue TBC with

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra)

The Violin

Chamber Orchestra and Open Access Orchestra

(Premiered 2018 at Chelmsford Cathedral with

City of London Sinfonia and Chelmsford

Secondary Schools)

The Metronome (Side by Side)

Chamber Orchestra and Open Access Orchestra

(Premiered 2018 at Northampton High School with

City of London Sinfonia and Northamptonshire Saturday centres)

Freedom

Chamber Orchestra and Open Access Orchestra & Choir (Premiered 2017 at Chelmsford Baptist Church with

City of London Sinfonia and Chelmsford

Secondary Schools)

The Wish

Chamber Orchestra and Presenter

(Premiered 2017 at UK Centre for Carnival Arts with

City of London Sinfonia)

Shanties on the Shore

13 Piece Chamber Orchestra and Open Access Choir

(Premiered 2017 at Ipswich High School

with City of London Sinfonia and schools from Shotley Point, Suffolk

The Nature of Beauty

Chamber Orchestra and Open Access Orchestra & Choir (Premiered 2017 at Chelmsford Civic Theatre with

City of London Sinfonia and Chelmsford

Secondary Schools)

Celebration

Chamber Orchestra and Open Access Orchestra

(Premiered 2016 at Chelmsford

County High School with City of

London Sinfonia and Chelmsford

Secondary Schools)

 The Fair (Side by Side)

Chamber Orchestra, Youth Orchestra, Primary School

(Hearing Impaired Unit)
(Premiered 2016 at UK Centre for

Carnival Arts, with City of London

Sinfonia and Luton Music Hub)

Beethovens 5th Symphony Reimagined (Side by Side)

Chamber Orchestra, Youth Orchestra
(Premiered 2016 at UK Centre for

Carnival Arts, with City of London

Sinfonia and Luton Music Hub)

JS Bach Toccata and Fugue Reimagined (Side by Side)

Chamber Orchestra, Youth Orchestra
(Premiered 2016 at UK Centre for

Carnival Arts, with City of London

Sinfonia and Luton Music Hub)

Carnival Suite

Chamber Orchestra, Mixed

Instrumentalists and 2 Part Choir
(Premiered in the 2014 'First Time Live 2'

concert series, with The City of London Sinfonia)
Published by Charanga and Music Sales 2015

Carnival Variations (Aiming Higher)

Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band,

3 Part Female Choir, Concert Band, Digital Band
(Premiered 2015 at UK Centre for Carnival Arts,

with City of London Sinfonia and

Luton Youth Ensembles)

Zadok on Holiday

Chamber Orchestra, Band and Audience
(Premiered in the 2014 'First Time Live' concert series, with The City of London Sinfonia)

On Golden Cap

5 part Choir, Strings, Vibraphone, Percussion
(Premiered at Lighthouse, Poole & Opening of Olympic sailing on Weymouth Beach in 2012)

Kubla Khan

Electronics, Narration
(Premiered at The Peacock Room, Trinity College of Music, London)

String Quartet

String Quartet
(Premiered at The Space, London)

Journey Around The Earth

String Quintet, Drum Kit, Soprano Saxophone
(Premiered at The Peacock Room, Trinity College of Music, London)

The Stars

String Quintet, Drum Kit, Alto Saxophone
(Premiered at The Peacock Room, Trinity College of Music, London)

222

Organ
(Premiered at St Marylebone Church, London)

Breath

Tape, Treble instrument
(Premiered at The Peacock Room, Trinity College of Music, London)

The Jumblies

Narrators, Violin, Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Piano
(Premiered at The Crypt, St Georges in the East, London)

JAZZ & WORLD

Transmission

Professional Rhythm Section with

KS4 instrumentalists, KS3 Choir and open access KS2 instrumentalists
(Premiered July 2019 as finale of Transmission Festival, Bournemouth)

Jungle Book Reimagined

13 piece orchestra and KS2 choir
(Premiered July 2019 at Hannels Darley Park Open Air Concert, Derby 2019 with Sinfonia Viva, Derby Theatre, Baby People and Bramblebrook Community Centre to 11,500 people)

City Suite (Jazz Electives 2018)

Professional Rhythm Section with open access KS2 Trumpets, Trombones, Recorders, Violins, Cellos, Pianos, Guitars, Ukeleles and Djembes
(Premiere July 2018 at Symphony Hall, Birmingham)

One – A Shared Humanity

5 Part Choir, Violin, Viola, Cello, Vibraphone, Percussion, 2 Guitars, Bass, Drums
(Premiered 2016 at The Lighthouse, Poole)

Voices of Andover

Song Cycle for 4 Part choir, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, 2 Primary Schools, Secondary School, and Special School Orchestra
(Premiered 2016 at The Lights, Andover)

Beer Quarry Caves

4 Part Choir, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, 5 Primary and Secondary Schools
(Premiered 2015 at Exeter Cathedral)

Candles

4 Part Choir, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano
(Premiered 2015 at ‘Candles On the Cobb’, Lyme Regis Beach)

The Choice

Treble Choir, Percussion, Double Bass, Guitar, Piano
(Premiered at the opening of The 2014 Bath International Music Festival)

The Enchanter (CD)

Saxophones, Flute, Cello, Guitar, Piano, Double Bass, Drum Kit
(Premiered BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, UK Tour)

The Enchanter
Getting There Getting Back
Cuban Crocodile
The Bells
Cowboys and Indians
Beach
Mystic
White Witch
The Storm
The Calm

Trane Ride (CD)

Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Fretless Bass, Drum Kit

Sunrise
Beach 2
Goblins
The Ice Maiden
Trane Ride
A Winters Tale
Minus 31
Coventry Carol
Sand Blindness
Sunset

ABRSM

Composing numerous music theory, arrangement and context examples for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, whilst consulting on the development of their new popular music theory pathway