I write music for chamber ensembles, youth and adult choirs, orchestras and theatre groups.

Through my music I hope to communicate the potential drama, mystery, excitement and sometimes humour of the whole musical process through rhythm, melody, harmony and form. 

Commissions have included a wind quintet celebrating the reopening of Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, a piano duet for the 75th anniversary of Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue, and an unaccompanied choral work for the 20th anniversary of Brighton Chamber Choir.

My travels have often been a source of inspiration for my music, including several trips to Africa, a trip to Palestine and to various European countries.  I am currently working on a new commission for solo piano.

You can listen to audio samples of my work here.

My new revision of Portraits for Wind Quintet is now available from the publishers Spartan Press, catalogue no. PP450. mail@SpartanPress.co.uk or www.SpartanPress.co.uk

If you would like to commission a work for instrumental ensemble, solo instrument, chamber or full orchestra, solo voice or choir, please contact me at contact@guyrichardsoncomposer.co.uk

Forthcoming performances of my music:

Full Fathom Five for solo tenor, chorus and piano and
There Be None of Beauty’s Daughters for unaccompanied chorus

Sat 13 June 2015 7.30pm Ditchling Village Hall, nr Brighton
Charity concert in aid of the Rebecca Skelton Fund for Dance Research and Performance


Full Fathom Five and Where the Bee Sucks for solo tenor, piano and choir

Sat 11 July 2015 7.30pm St Margaret’s Church, Rottingdean, nr Brighton


Transforming for piano (first performance)

Fri  17 July 2015 7.30pm  St Luke’s Church, Queen’s Park Road, Brighton
Manuel Lopez-Jorge piano


Mokora for violin and piano

Sat 3 Oct 2015 6.00pm St John’s Church, Brighton
Elly Blackshaw violin and Rachel Fryer piano


Horiya for string quartet

Sun 19 June 2016 6.00pm (date tbc ) Hamsey Church, nr Lewes, East Sussex