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Jayson Mackie
Born in Cardiff in 1975 and learnt piano, recorder, flute and guitar as a child.

Interest in composition through GCSE and A-level Music study, resulting in the publication of Jazz Suite No1 for flute quartet and Holiday Music for flute and piano (Spartan Press)at age 16.

After A-levels, took time out to compose and study privately with Gareth Davies which led to entry into Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where he was the first person ever to study undergraduate composition as a first study there in 1997.

Highlights of undergraduate study included scholarship prizes for commendable achievement and was chosen to represent college with Wind Quintet No1 (1997) at ISCM World Music Days Conservatoire Composers' Consortium at Royal Northern College of Music in 1998. Received a joint commission from National Lottery and Arts Council, with fellow composer Roshie Nasehi to write the music for a new Swansea school's community musical, The Big Stink (libretto Vivian French), a cautionary tale demonstrating the importance of recycling, the scourge of pollution through history and looking after our planet. This was given its premiere at Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea in July 2000. Graduated with overall distinction that summer.

Returned to Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2002 to study for MMus in Composition with Lynne Plowman, graduating with distinction in 2004. Chosen to represent the college at Leeds Fuse Festival with Insanity Snapshots written for Connect Ensemble of Bimingham Conservatoire.

Please contact me on for any further information or possible commissions.

Currently in the process of a personal website.

Started teaching composition at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2005 as well as composing, private tutoring and working as a musician and teaching assistant in Cardiff since 2007.

Runner up in Recital Music's Carol Competition Prize in June 2012 with Shout For The King! recently published by them, and Brazilian Boat Song for double bass and piano selected for Fizz @ 50; 50 commissioned pieces to celebrate the 50th birthday of bassist David Heyes, and manager of Recital Music, bass music specialist.

Founder member also of Cardiff New Music Collective formed in 2003.


Spartan Press (1992-present)

Oriana Publications (2005-present)

Deben Music (2009-present)

Peacock Press (recorder only, 2010-present)

Recital Music (2012-present)

Cascade Music Publishing

List of Works


Jazz Suite for four flutes (Spartan Press)

Holiday Music for flute and piano (Spartan Press)

Sea Fever for mixed chorus
Les Oiseaux for flute trio
Trio for oboe, clarinet, guitar
Bagatelle for string quartet
Six Pieces for solo oboe


Bagatelle for brass quintet
Suite for solo piccolo
Impromptu for flute quartet


Six Diversions for piano

Samba Fantasy for piano duet

Waltz and Caprice for clarinet quartet


Latin Quarters for saxophone quartet

Four Bagatelles for violin

Sonata for flute and piano


Concerto for oboe and strings

Nightsongs for two cellos

Wind Quintet No.1

Four Diversions for two clarinets

Prelude for piano


Giant Waves, poem by Becquer for mezzo-soprano, clarinet (db. soprano saxophone), oboe (db. cor anglais), and piano

a babe is born for SATB

Three Pieces for clarinet

Music for String Quartet


The Mother for soprano, flute, bassoon, viola and harp

…from atlantis… for orchestra


Arabesque Fragments for piano

Quartet for percussionists

Jewel for three violins

In My Dreams for contralto and horn

The Big Stink, children’s musical with libretto by
Vivian French with additional music by Roshanak Nasehi


stirrings from those sweet and cool exotic vistas for flute

a darker shade of salsa for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano

‘charm’d magic casements…in faery lands forlorn…’for ensemble

Unearthing Treasures for guitar


Weather Notes From Baby Earth for orchestra

Remote Tranquility, four Sylvia Plath poems for
soprano, percussion and piano

The Latin Touch for viola and piano

Latin Jazz Suite for four flutes (publ. Deben Music, 2010)

Density’s Florid Spirals for viola


Insanity Snapshots for recorder, trumpet, trombone,
two guitars, violin, double bass, tabla

Four Exotic Tales for ensemble

A Second Jazz Suite for four flutes ( publ. SP 2005 )

Samba for flute, guitar and piano

Shout For The King !, carol for unison children’s voices
and piano (opt. descant and saxophone parts)


The Spirit of Air for flute, clarinet, guitar, cello, piano

Glass Mosaics for guitar


Piccola Musica Dolce for violin and guitar

but it never was … for two clarinets and bassoon

A Little Dinner Jazz Bossa for viola and piano

Concertino for flute and small ensemble


Brazilian Jaunt for flute quartet and piano

too much information for tenor recorder

Jungle Life for descant recorder

Around The World With My Recorder,6 easy pieces
for descant recorder and piano

Little Suite for treble and tenor recorders

Three Miniatures for solo trumpet


Happy Jazzy Christmas for flute quartet


Brazilian Boat Song for double bass and piano

Book of duets for clarinets

Book of duets for flute and clarinet