Dr Guy Newbury

Stipendiary Lecturer in Music
01865 276125

Teaching activities

BA (Music) course (click here for details)

Preliminary Examinations:

  • Analysis
  • Composition
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Solo Performance
  • Techniques of Composition

Final Honours School

  • Analysis
  • Composition
  • Solo Performance
  • Techniques of Composition I
  • Techniques of Composition II

Detailed Biography

    Selected list of recent works:


    Adria (text: Newbury) (2008) for soprano and piano;

    'The Moon Song' (de la Mare) (2009) for voice and piano;

    The Mountainside of Dreams (Stevenson) (2010) for voice and piano;

    Maerchen (Anon/Young/de la Mare) (2013) for baritone voice and lute

    The Three Enemies (Rossetti) (2013) for unaccompanied choir SATB

    Chamber and instrumental:

    String Trio (2010);

    Preludes for piano (2011);

    Variations éphémères for piano (2012);

    Variation for Robert Saxton's 60th Birthday, for large ensemble (2013)


    Pianist, supporting instrumental, vocal and chamber performance in rehearsals, classes, recitals and examinations associated with the BA and MSt Music courses, reaching 60th performance in Final Honour School Solo Performance in 2013. Interest in lieder, mélodies, Spanish song, 19th-and 20th-century instrumental music and contemporary music

    Recent Activities

    Recent premières of works:

    Adria, première, Danae Eleni and GN, Edinburgh 2008

    'The Moon Song', première, Danae Eleni and GN, Edinburgh 2009

    The Mountainside of Dreams, première, Danae Eleni and GN, Oxford 2010

    Maerchen, première, Ashley Francis-Roy (bar.) and Richard MacKenzie (lute), Oxford 2013

    Recent Performances:

    St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, 2007-13: recitals with Danae Eleni, soprano, including premieres of Adria and 'The Moon Song'; performances of  'Orpheus' (2002) and Sanctuaries (2007);

    Holywell Music Room, Oxford, 2008/10:recitals with Danae Eleni including première of The Mountainside of Dreams

    Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford: Oxford Philomusica Young Artists' Platforms: with Andrew Tyler (flute) (2012) and Mary Tyler (clarinet) (2013)

    Variation for Robert Saxton's 60th Birthday, as part of event including works by Robert Saxton and other Oxford composers, 11 November 2013

    The Mountainside of Dreams, excerpts, Danae Eleni, Pembroke College, 19 November 2013

    'The Moon Song', Joe Bolger (counter-tenor), Pembroke College, 3 December 2013

    Recent masterclasses:

    Oxford Philomusica Masterclass by members of the Berlin Philharmonic, with Matthew Lynch (flute) (2011); Oxford Philomusica Masterclass by Maxim Vengerov with Henry Chandler, Naomi Watson and Cara Laskaris (violin) (2013); Oxford Lieder Festival masterclass by Robin Bowman, with Hermione Thompson (soprano) (2013)


    Lecturer in Music at Balliol College