My passion is composing light classical music for people to play and enjoy. I write for choirs, orchestras, chamber ensembles, churches. If you need music for an occasion, I can compose at a sensible cost.
On this website you can find arrangements of light classical music for your group to play. There are scores, individual parts, audio recordings and videos to help you along.
If you play my music, let me know, and send me a report for this website. Include pictures if you can but please check everyone is happy to see them published. Send audio too - I'd love to hear your performance.
Nigel’s first instrument is the piano which he studied at school before going on to Cambridge University to study sciences and chemical engineering. He also enjoys playing brass instruments .
After a varied career which included a period in industry, then composition and tuition, Nigel is now concentrating on composition, and making his wide range of light classical music available for both amateur and professional musicians to sing and play. He also creates music for playing in church.
Nigel lives in Edinburgh with his wife, Dr Wendy Wrieden, also a musician.
On the Music pages you will find samples of audio to listen to and sheet music to download.
Some of the audio is computer generated, some was specially recorded and others were live performances. The audio is illustrative; there are no complete versions.
Please try out the music, send comments to Nigel and enjoy!
Q. Is there any charge for downloading the light classical music on this site?
A. No, unless it is sold through the Shop on this site..
Q. Is there a cost for performing the music?
A. No cost
Q. We want to record some of the music, and publish the recording? Is this ok?
A. Sounds good, but please contact Nigel first to discuss.
Q. We'd like to invite Nigel to give a talk at our church or hall. Is this possible?
A. Nigel enjoys doing this, depending on distance and time. There may be a cost. Please contact him to discuss.