Arranger & Composer


Derry is a composer of multiple genres from cabaret songs with topical humour to romantic ballads as well as relishing the world of Musical Theatre and it's vast exploits.

Derry tase written music for Opera, Ballet, Pop, Musical Theatre, Cabaret, and soundscaping for theatre and short film.

Derry is an experienced orchestral arranger offering a flexible, wide-ranging service, for composers, musical directors and producers. Derry has worked extensively with Heartbreak Productions on writing  various musical shows from Shakespeare's comedies and tragedies including "Love's Labour's Lost" and "Richard III" to the fun filled family entertainment of David Walliam's hugely successful novels "Ratburger" and "Billionaire Boy". 



On any given project the level of orchestration and/or arranging required can vary from simple transcription through to additional composition. Derry is equally at ease working at either level according to the client’s requirements.


Derry prepares his client’s scores using AVID Sibelius software for such projects as:


• Original arrangements and composition

• Arranging /orchestration from a pencil sketch

• Arranging /orchestration of an electronic demo

• Additional orchestration

• Takedowns/transcriptions

• Score reading at recording sessions

• Music preparation

• Transposition



Derry would be pleased to discuss your individual requirements.

For examples of Derry's work, go to the 'Works' and contact page for links to Souncloud and YouTube.