These 9 songs are my contribution to Em Hikins’ excellent script, “The Final Encore”.  The way in which I wrote these tracks was a new experience for me. 

I had first to read and digest the script, then decide where the songs should be placed in the telling of the story.  Then I needed to ensure that the themes and lyrics of the songs accurately reflected the dialogue. 

All in all, I found this work to be quite a challenge, but an experience I would not have missed given the enrichment of my music CV that accrued. 

Regarding the songs themselves, I tried always to keep in mind that they should be as accessible as possible for orchestral arrangement in the hope that “The Final Encore” is eventually performed on the Stage.