Composed in 1969 whilst still a 19 year old student at the Royal Irtish Academy Of Music, studying composition with A.J. Potter. I had just been awarded the Junior Composition Scholarship and decided to stretch my wings by writing a piece for orchestra. Dr. Potter said: "Well go ahead!" I had a drawing of the highest and lowest notes of each instrument in front of me as I composed 'Four Sketches' for orchestra. It took five months and was performed in 1971 by the Dublin Symphony Orchestra (because it won second prize in its competition for composers) and the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra the following year. Conducted by Colin Block on both occasions.
This recording was made by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in January 2006 at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, conducted by Gavin Maloney.
All The Rage
Composed in 1974 and awarded first prize in the Dublin Symphony Orchestra's composition competition, and premiered by them in 1976. Conducted by Colin Block.
This recording made by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in January 2006 at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, as part of the Horizons series, which featured Doyle's early orchestral compositions. Conducted by Gavin Maloney.
Fragments from These Unsolved Mysteries
This, excerpted from the orchestral part, recorded by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in January 2006 at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, conducted by Gavin Maloney.
These Unsolved Mysteries
Commissioned by RTÉ in 1987 as their entry to the Italia Prize, an international television and radio-broadcasting award.
Voice and compiled text: Olwen Fouéré
The RTÉ Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Colman Pearce.
Music, keyboards and electronics: Roger Doyle.
Producer for RTÉ: Jerome de Bromhead.
released March 20, 2013
Recordings made available for listening purposes by Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ) the Irish national broadcaster. Used by kind permission.