David Perkins

Pianist - Arranger - Composer



David Perkins has written a number of large and small scale choral works and other vocal compositions and for the theatre collaborated on several musicals. Shows include Pandemonium! and The Wind in the Willows (Edinburgh Festival Fringe); Shake Ripple and Roll, Skool and Crossbones and adaptations of Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant and The Happy Prince for Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre; Just So Stories (Apollo Theatre Company); Arabian Nights (Story Pocket Theatre). Many of these musicals are now published and are regularly performed by schools and youth theatre groups in the UK and around the world.David has also written for film and television.


The Curious Quest for the Sandman's Sand
Skool & Crossbones
Shake, Ripple & Roll
Pandemonium! (a Greek Myth-adventure)
The Selfish Giant
The Happy Prince
The Mystery of Dumsey Meadow
Arabian Nights
The Wind in the Willows
The Nutcracker

Emil & the Detectives
Revolting Rhymes
Five Children & It
Just So Stories
James & the Giant Peach
The Escapade of the Burmese Burglary

Film & TV

Panic (short)
Rooftop (short)
Cluedo (commercial)
Monkey Madness (commercial)
BBC College of Journalism (DVD)

Choral / Vocal

Re:Creation (sample | website)
Sonnet from the Portuguese XIII
Song of Psalms
Mass for choir, organ & piano


As Wordless as the Windy Sky
Four Little Pieces (No.1)

Music published on Score Exchange

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