David seated at the piano while composing.

These and other works can be found on David’s Youtube channel.

Here is a selection of David’s compositions which you are welcome to listen to using the players below:

The Nightingale and the Rose – a ballet in one act based on Oscar Wilde’s short story


Two-Piano Concerto – 1st movement
(David Earl & Melanie Horne, pianos)


Macbeth – Chase (Ballet – choreographed: Andre Prokovsky)

Macbeth – Polonaise (Ballet – choreographed: Andre Prokovsky)

Macbeth – Divertisement (Ballet – choreographed: Andre Prokovsky)

Abelard and Heloise – Epilogue
(Ballet – choreographed: Veronica Paeper)

Piano solo

Piano Prelude No 17 (David Earl, piano)

Piano Suite No 3 Mandalas – 3rd Movement ‘Lotuses’
(David Earl, piano)

Chamber music

Violin Sonata No 1 – 1st movement
(Tasmin Little, violin – Martin Roscoe, piano)

Violin Sonata No 2 – 1st movement
(Jamie Campbell, violin – David Earl, piano)

Sonata No 1 for Cello & Piano – 1st movement
(George Corbett, cello – James Sherlock, piano –
live performance, Cambridge, January 20th 2006)

Sonata No 2 for Cello and Piano, 2nd movement Molto lento
(Jonathan Fistein, ‘cello, James Sherlock, piano – live recording, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 22nd March 2013)


Praise the Lord for all our Parents
Music: David Earl, words: Catriona Bass and Justin Bass
(David Earl, piano; Choir of Clare College, Cambridge;
Timothy Brown, conductor)

The Old Vicarage, Grantchester
Music: David Earl, words: Rupert Brooke (1912)
(Nicholas Mogg, Baritone; Graham Ross, conductor;
Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra;
Members of the choirs of Clare and Gonville and Caius Colleges)

Film and television

The Price – title music (TV Series – director: Peter Smith)

P’Tang Yang Kipperbang – title music (Film – director: Michael Apted)

Arthur’s Hallowed Ground – title music
(Film – director: Freddie Young)