Mark’s composition and arranging skills have blossomed and flourished since the early days of writing big band charts whilst in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Nowadays he is regularly called upon by his fellow professionals on all instruments and in many different genres to write tailor-made features for them. As well as individuals he has also received specialist commissions from groups such as LSO Brass, The New Trombone Collective, London Brass and a wide variety of big bands Europe-wide. Mark’s compositions have been featured at International Trombone Festivals across the world, and also a great deal with the BBC Big Band, with whom he has occasionally been a guest conductor over the years. Cleo Laine was so taken with his composition ‘Just Once More’ that she put lyrics to it and recorded it live at Carnegie Hall.
Mark has had a long association with Warwick Music Ltd since their inception in the 1990’s. He now has a catalogue of study material and concert pieces for players of all standards on various instruments. His study book ‘Easy Jazzy Tudes’ has been the company’s best seller for many years and continues to attract glowing reports from tutors up and down the country. Many of Mark’s pieces and studies have been taken up by the music examination boards (ABRSM, Trinity and Guildhall) for use in their syllabi, bringing them to a wide audience of instrumentalists of all ages.
In other fields Mark has written commercially for various CDs and written music for all sorts of groups from saxophone quartet to chamber orchestra.