Messengers of Light for orchestra and obbligato contralto/countertenor solo
Hidden Duos for small orchestra
Christmas Cantata – ‘The Word was Made Flesh’ for choir, speaker, organ, flute/recorder and percussion
Mass of St. Peter for choir and percussion
Cantata — Divine Word for baritone, choir and strings
What is Earth? for choir a cappella
Remember for choir a cappella
Images of Love, 5 songs for tenor or soprano and piano
O Ye Dwellers in the Highest Paradise! for mezzo-soprano, clarinet and piano
Awakening, 3 songs for baritone or mezzo-soprano and piano (or keyboard)
6 Dance Episodes for oboe, guitar and piano
Waves of One Sea for percussion quartet
Solstice for clarinet, violin and piano
Sonata for oboe and piano
Corrievrechan for two pianos
Three Human Attributes for piano duet
Transforming Stress for cello and piano
Journey of the Soul for violin and harp
Unchartered Territories for violin and harp
Toccata in the Manner of JS Bach in the 21st Century
Piano Sonata No. 2 – ‘In Search’
Four Kinds of Love
Malcolm Dedman was taught piano at an early age, but soon preferred to improvise. Although he later had formal violin and singing lessons, it was composition, arising out of improvising at the piano, that he was most interested in pursuing.
He had composition lessons with Patric Standford at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1974–75, but did not receive a formal qualification in music until 2005, when he passed his Masters Degree in Composing Concert Music at Thames Valley University with distinction.
Malcolm’s earlier writing reflected the developments in serialism, but within a modal context. Such works include the first Piano Sonata – Restoration of 1973 and the String Quartet of 1977–79. Although he is still attracted to the possibility of different types of modes, his style now has links with minimalism (although it is rarely strictly minimal) and other so-called post-modern idioms. The modal writing also aims to integrate music from different cultures.
He now has an extensive catalogue of self published works (Misty Mountain Music), dating from 1976, ranging from solo to choral and orchestral. These are available in Sibelius format and can be seen on the Score Exchange website.