Composing & Arranging

As a composer and arranger, Chris enjoys taking influence from a range of genres including pop, folk, classical and jazz. 

Chris’ compositional work includes:

–  Orchestration and arranging for various ensembles and genres

– Tune Commissions (for example this could be for a loved one, special occasion) – this includes discussion on tune type and style, you will receive a framed copy of the tune and a professional recording

– Typesetting

– Transcription

Get in touch here to discuss your project!

 

Chris Gray Album

Chris’ Debut Album features all original compositions, rooted in the tradition of folk music.

Find out more and buy the album here.  

MacKintosh’s Lament (arr. Chris Gray)

Early in 2017 Chris released his arrangement of the classic piobaireachd MacKintosh’s Lament for piano, strings and vocals. Featured in the video is award winning Gaelic Singer Mischa Macpherson, Graham Mackenzie (Violin), Bernadette Kellermann (Violin) and Alice Allen (Cello). 

The audio is available to purchase from my online shop.

‘Apprise’ composed by Chris Gray

In October 2017 Chris was commissioned by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Equality & Diversity Fund to compose music for Black History Month. This piece forms a part of the Merchant City project, led in collaboration with Lori Watson, to bring to the forefront and illustrate the extent of Scotland’s role in the slave trade.