The Camelot Trilogy

Three epic tone poems paint a soundscape of an ancient world, depicting the final days of Camelot - from the death of Arthur, through the ceremony of his burial at sea on a funeral pyre to the dawn of a new day.

These tone poems draw deep on my Celtic heritage and are dedicated to my father - a man of extraordinary courage and will, who was born near Camelon in Stirling, Scotland, a natural stronghold forming the gateway to the highlands and believed to be the true location of the legendary Camelot or Camlann.

Track List & Recordings

1. Battle of Camlann

In an ancient land, knights ride into battle wearing their courage like a comfortable mantle and passions flare as barbarously as the law of survival and all is sheathed beneath an illusory, swirling mist.

Against this background, Arthur is mortally wounded at the hands of his nephew and bitter rival, Mordred.

Early Advanced Level

6th Grade AMEB/ANZCA *on current ANZCA Classical Pianoforte Syllabus

7th Grade ABRSM

3. Sunrise over Camelot

Long after the dust has settled on the final battle, the sun finally rises on a new and fresh Camelot, her tales and secrets remaining forever buried deep in the soil of those ancient lands.

Early Advanced Level

6th Grade AMEB/ANZCA

7th Grade ABRSM

2. Ashes of Avalon

In the bloody aftermath of the Battle of Camlann, Camelot lies in ruins, the battlefield strewn with bodies and the remains of many small fires.

Arthur is ceremoniously carried away and prepared for burial and a hazy, red glow settles over the land which still rings with the cries of battle.

Early Advanced - Advanced Level


8th Grade ABRSM