Carol Jones

Degrees BMus & MMus in Composition (Cardiff University)
Course DPhil Composition
College St Catherine's College
Address St Catherine's College
Manor Road
Oxford OX1 3UJ

Composition, Contemporary Music, Ethical Listening, Transcriptions within Composition.

My thesis focuses on how transcriptions from the natural world are can be used within composition and the importance of ethical listening and creation. My doctoral research is supervised by Prof Robert Saxton and Dr Yvonne Liao.

Selected Compositions


the light thief (2019) for orchestra

Workshop with The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra February 23rd 2019; Premiere with The Oxford Philharmonic Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford June 19th 2020

songs from the stars (2016) for soprano and orchestra

Selected as part of BBC National Orchestra of Wales Composition: Wales 2016 Competition; Movement I; Premiere April 28 2016; Workshop Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff February 25 and April 27 2016


the singing tree (2019) for string quartet

Workshop with Members of The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra February 26th 2019; Recording with the Armida Quartet as part of Vale of Glamorgan Festival Peter Reynolds Composer Studio May 24 2019

we are for one we are for all (2017) for children’s choir and string orchestra

Commissioned for The Commonwealth Resounds!; Premiered and Broadcast on BBC One and BBC World Service by The Commonwealth Festival Orchestra and Choir at Westminster Abbey March 13 2017

bulawayo railway (2016) for string trio

Written as part of the Dartington International Summer School Advanced Composition Course with Judith Weir; Premiered by Members of the Heath Quartet August 26 2016 Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 June 13 2018


little one (2019) for solo marimba

Workshop and recording with Catherine Ring as part of the Vale of Glamorgan Festival Peter   Reynolds Composer Studio May 21 2019

gravity (2017) for solo percussion

Premiered by Joby Burgess as part of Cheltenham Music Festival Composer Academy with Michael Zev Gordon at Chapel Arts, Cheltenham July 13th 2017; London Premiere at Guildhall School of Music and Drama May 30 2019


praise ye the lord  (2019) for satb choir and organ

Commissioned and premiered by Worcester College Chapel Choir as part of the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music May 13 2019

if i join up the dots in the stars (2018) for mezzo soprano and piano

Workshop with Clare McCaldin and Libby Burgess as part of the New Music Workshop for the Oxford Lieder Festival at Queens College, Oxford October 26 2018

all shall be well (2017) for ssa & harp

Commissioned by the Godolphin Vocal Ensemble; Premiere at St Thomas’ Church, Wiltshire March 8 2017; London Premiere at St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden February 24 2018; Oxford Premiere by Korrigan Consort University College Chapel November 29; Festival Premiere Wycombe Arts Festival June 1 2019.

Light Senior Scholar, St Catherine’s College.