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Songs and Music from Shows

BATHROOM FLOOR | Further info

words & music by Zara Nunn

from In Versions – a one-act musical by Zara Nunn


In March 2017, In Versions received it’s first showcase performance after a five-week writing period and one-week rehearsal period, all funded by Arts Council England, PRS for Music Foundation and supported by Old Vic Lab.

Rue: Claire-Marie Hall

Piano: Zara Nunn

Cello: Vanessa Lucas-Smith

Violin: Will Newell

Bass: Loz Garratt

Scroll down to view the video of this song.

 

I'LL BE YOUR WITNESS | Further info

music by Zara Nunn

words by Phil Porter

for Royal Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton (2011-2012)


This is a re-scored, re-recorded live studio, concert version of the original song.

The Mad Hatter: Damien Walsh

Piano: Zara Nunn

Trumpet: Tom Harrison

Alto Sax: Stephen Wilcock

Tenor Sax: Gilly Lodge

Bass: Ian Gardner

Drums: Cameron Sinclair

Ensemble: Ashton Charge, Laura-Jane Cook, Becki Dobbin, Geraint Edwards, Imogen Fowler, Jill McAusland, Keshini Misha, Mark Newnham, Mat Pritchard, Luke Walsh, Jennifer Webster, Pamela Wernham, Phoebe Rose White, Simon Willmont.

 

FULL FATHOM FIVE | Further info
music by Zara Nunn

words by William Shakespeare

for Watford Palace Theatre (2013)


This is a re-recorded studio version of the original song.

Ariel: Jennifer Webster

 

CLAUDIO'S EPITAPH | Further info
music by Zara Nunn

words by William Shakespeare

for Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham (2005)


This is a re-recorded studio version of the original song.

Claudio: Simon Willmont

Hero: Jill McAusland

Piano: Zara Nunn

Ensemble: Ashton Charge, Becki Dobbin, Geraint Edwards, Hannah-Marie Keast, Keshini Misha, Sam Morgan-Grahame, Jon Stacy, Damien Walsh, Luke Walsh, Jennifer Webster, Pamela Wernham, Phoebe Rose White.

 

WEDDING CHORALE | Further info
music by Zara Nunn

words by William Shakespeare

for Watford Palace Theatre (2013)


This is a re-recorded studio version of the original song

Singers:

Jennifer Webster

Zara Nunn

Magnus Tonning-Rise

Simon Willmont

 

VARIOUS CURES | Further info
music by Zara Nunn

words by the Cast & Zara Nunn

for Trinity Laban at the Albany Theatre (2009)


This is a live rehearsal recording of song excerpts from the show.

 

SIGH NO MORE | Further info
music by Zara Nunn

words by William Shakespeare

for Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham (2005)


This is a live rehearsal recording of the show score from a choral class with students on the BA Musical Theatre course at Trinity Laban.

 

THE CHARM CIRCLE | Further info
music by Zara Nunn

words by William Shakespeare

for Watford Palace Theatre (2013)


An excerpt from one of the underscore cues.

Prospero: Simon Wilmont

Flute: Gilly Lodge

 

RISE PRINCE ALADDIN | Further info
words & music by Zara Nunn

for Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham (2008-2009)


Aladdin: Naomi Lee-Schulke

Cast: Wendy Abrahams, Willie Elliot, Rebecca Gage, Glen Hill, Mark Hyde, Chameli Meir, Mark Roper, Charlie Taylor, Wink Taylor,

Keyboards/MD: Zara Nunn

Bass: Martin Roach

Drums: Mark Coldrick

Orchestration: Pete Faint

 

THE SONG OF US | Further info

words by Jemma Kennedy music by Zara Nunn

from Genesis Inc. – Hampstead Theatre 2018

written by Jemma Kennedy, directed by Laurie Sansom


Zara composed all the incidental music as well as the music for two songs (‘The Song of Us’ & “The Bag Song), both performed in the show by Arthur Darvill.

A complex, fast-paced, challenging, brave and thought-provoking comedy, Genesis Inc opened at Hampstead Theatre on 22nd June and ran until the end of July.

The playtext from the show, which also features sheet music for the songs is available from Nick Hern Books. 

Miles: Arthur Darvill

BATHROOM FLOOR | Further info

words & music by Zara Nunn

from In Versions – a one-act musical by Zara Nunn


In March 2017, In Versions received it’s first showcase performance after a five-week writing period and one-week rehearsal period, all funded by Arts Council England, PRS for Music Foundation and supported by Old Vic Lab.

Rue: Claire-Marie Hall

Piano: Zara Nunn

Cello: Vanessa Lucas-Smith

Violin: Will Newell

Bass: Loz Garratt

Scroll down to view the video of this song.

 

TALKING ABOUT IN VERSIONS | A short film | Further info

Talking About ‘In Versions’

a new musical by Zara Nunn


A short film.

First-draft writing/development and world premiere showcase performance made possible by generous funding from Arts Council England and PRS for Music Foundation.
@ace_national @PRSFoundation #InVersions #FundedbyPRSF #ace_national #NewMT

Musical Theatre Standalone

WISHING WELL CAROUSEL | Further info

words & music by Zara Nunn

written to brief for the final round of the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme (2015)


Inspired by the play ‘Bully Boy’ by Sandi Toksvig*, this original song is sung by the character of Eddie, a young private accused of throwing an eight-year-old boy down a well during a raid in the Middle East.

Eddie: Matthew McCabe

Piano: Zara Nunn


 *Please note:
This song is not connected to any production of this play past or present.
The themes of the play were used only as inspiration for the song and none of the author’s words or text have been reproduced. Thanks.
NOT EVEN A KISS | Further info

words & music by Zara Nunn


The Girl: Jill McAusland

Piano: Zara Nunn

 

FINE | words & music Zara Nunn | Further info
words & music by Zara Nunn


Written as part of a new collection of standalone songs to be completed in 2018.

World Premiere performance as part of Zara Nunn: Live at Zedel, July 2018, generously supported by the PRS for Music Foundation

Singers::

Claire-Marie Hall

Pari Shahmir

Jill McAusland

CERI (WITH A C) | words & music Zara Nunn | Further info
words & music by Zara Nunn


Written as part of a new collection of standalone songs to be completed in 2018. First performed at Lyric Hammersmith September 2017. Also as part of Zara Nunn: Live at Zedel, July 2018.

Performed by:

Zara Nunn

WHEN THERE ARE NO WORDS | words & music Zara Nunn | Further info
words & music by Zara Nunn


Written as part of a new collection of standalone songs to be completed in 2018. First performed here at Signal Musicals, the Hospital Club, December 2017. Also as part of Zara Nunn: Live at Zedel, July 2018.

Singers:

Charlotte Forster

Pari Shahmir

IT'S ALL ABOUT HER | words & music Zara Nunn | Further info
words & music by Zara Nunn

kindly supported by Theatre Royal Stratford East


Final run-through of the second song for my Lights-up Composer Platform Pitch for BEAM 2016 – an industry-only two day even hosted by Park Theatre,co-produced by The Musical Theatre Network & Mercury Musical Developments March 2016.

Singers:

Matthew McCabe

Fia Houston-Hamilton

Simon Willmont

Phoebe Rose White

Sam Morgan-Grahame

Children’s Music, Songs & Shows

ELMER | Further info

music by Zara Nunn

for Birmingham Stage Company (Tour) (2008)


5 snippets of the incidental music palette for a touring production of ‘Elmer’, based on two of the ‘Elmer the Elephant’ stories written & adapted by Phil Clark.

1 Patchwork Variation #1

2 Patchwork Variation #2

3 Patchwork Variation #3

4 Big Jungle Transformation

5 Storytelling Sequence/ The Storm.

DON'T LOOK BEHIND YOU | Further info
words & music by Zara Nunn


Clive the Wolf: Simon Willmont

See below to watch the full video of this song.


This film was selected for competition in the Little Angel Puppets on Film (Puppet Shorts) Festival in 2012

Film directed & edited by Zara Nunn

Puppets and sets designed and operated by Simon Willmont

PERFECT WORKING DAY | Further info
music by Zara Nunn

words by Zara Nunn & the Cast

From ‘Arabian Nights’ for Royal Central School of Speech & Drama at the Minack Theatre (2013)


For over 20 years, students from the BA Drama & Applied Theatre in Education at RCSSD have taken an original show to Cornwall and performed for a week’s run as part of the much sought after ‘Schools Fortnight’ slot.

Zara worked as MD, Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer and music/song composition facilitator on this show for 9 consecutive years from 2005-2013 (inclusive).

‘Arabian Nights’ was the 20th anniversary production (2013)

Lyrics also written by Zara Nunn (Musical Director) combined with material devised by Zara & the company.

Live performance recorded during the show itself will be available soon.

GUMBALL | Further info
music by Zara Nunn


This is a track from Zara’s boutique royalty-free production music library.

You can directly license this track for use in your broadcast, digital, media and online projects by visiting the library site at

Strangefish Creative

(Clicking this button will open the site in a new window)

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE | Further info
music by Members of the Company & Zara Nunn

Lyrics devised by Members of the Company

orchestrated by Zara Nunn

From ‘Alice’ (Based on Alice in Wonderland) for Royal Central School of Speech & Drama at the Minack Theatre (2011)


For over 20 years, students from the BA Drama & Applied Theatre in Education at RCSSD have taken an original show to Cornwall and performed for a week’s run as part of the much sought after ‘Schools Fortnight’ slot.

Zara worked as MD, Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer and music/song composition facilitator on this show for 9 consecutive years from 2005-2013 (inclusive).

‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ was one of the songs co-devised by Zara Nunn (Musical Director) & members of the Company.

DON'T LOOK BEHIND YOU | Further info
words & music by Zara Nunn


Clive the Wolf: Simon Willmont

See below to watch the full video of this song.


This film was selected for competition in the Little Angel Puppets on Film (Puppet Shorts) Festival in 2012

Film directed & edited by Zara Nunn

Puppets and sets designed and operated by Simon Willmont

Broadcast, Production, Instrumental & Incidental

PERAMBULATE | Further info
music by Zara Nunn


This is a track from Zara’s boutique royalty-free production music library.

You can directly license this track for use in your broadcast, digital, media and online projects by visiting the library site at

Strangefish Creative

(Clicking this button will open the site in a new window)

UNDERNEATH | Further info
music by Zara Nunn


This is a track from Zara’s boutique royalty-free production music library.

You can directly license this track for use in your broadcast, digital, media and online projects by visiting the library site at

Strangefish Creative

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MOLE | Further info
music by Zara Nunn


This is a track from Zara’s boutique royalty-free production music library.

You can directly license this track for use in your broadcast, digital, media and online projects by visiting the library site at

Strangefish Creative

(Clicking this button will open the site in a new window)

TIMECODE | Further info
music by Zara Nunn


This is a track from Zara’s boutique royalty-free production music library.

You can directly license this track for use in your broadcast, digital, media and online projects by visiting the library site at

Strangefish Creative

(Clicking this button will open the site in a new window)

WAKING | Further info
music by Zara Nunn


A piece for solo piano.

Score will be available for purchase soon. Please get in touch if you would like to buy a copy.

Choral Music

MORNING, NOON & NIGHT | Further info

words & music by Zara Nunn


Studio recording

Piece originally commissioned for the London College of Music Composers Choir (1999)

Singers:

Ania Raie-Scott

Melissa Ham

Ruth Merry

Zara Nunn

Ieuan Jones

Ian Farrell

THE SONG OF RUTH | Further info

words & music by Zara Nunn

additional words taken & adapted from the Book of Ruth

for Refraction Theatre Company at the Battersea Arts Centre


Live recording

Commissioned by Refraction for the ‘Sharp intake of Opera’ Season (2000)

Singers:

Ruth: Sarah Wakeman

Airlie Scott

Hannah Edwards

Isobel Suttie

Amy Tompsett

Featured Selection

BATHROOM FLOOR | Further info

words & music by Zara Nunn

from In Versions – a one-act musical by Zara Nunn


In March 2017, In Versions received it’s first showcase performance after a five-week writing period and one-week rehearsal period, all funded by Arts Council England, PRS for Music Foundation and supported by Old Vic Lab.

Rue: Claire-Marie Hall

Piano: Zara Nunn

Cello: Vanessa Lucas-Smith

Violin: Will Newell

Bass: Loz Garratt

Scroll down to view the video of this song.

I'LL BE YOUR WITNESS | Further info

music by Zara Nunn

words by Phil Porter

for Royal Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton (2011-2012)


This is a re-scored, re-recorded live studio, concert version of the original song.

The Mad Hatter: Damien Walsh

Piano: Zara Nunn

Trumpet: Tom Harrison

Alto Sax: Stephen Wilcock

Tenor Sax: Gilly Lodge

Bass: Ian Gardner

Drums: Cameron Sinclair

Ensemble: Ashton Charge, Laura-Jane Cook, Becki Dobbin, Geraint Edwards, Imogen Fowler, Jill McAusland, Keshini Misha, Mark Newnham, Mat Pritchard, Luke Walsh, Jennifer Webster, Pamela Wernham, Phoebe Rose White, Simon Willmont

WISHING WELL CAROUSEL | Further info

words & music by Zara Nunn

written to brief for the final round of the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme (2015)


Inspired by the play ‘Bully Boy’ by Sandi Toksvig*, this original song is sung by the character of Eddie, a young private accused of throwing an eight-year-old boy down a well during a raid in the Middle East.

Eddie: Matthew McCabe

Piano: Zara Nunn


 *Please note:
This song is not connected to any production of this play past or present.
The themes of the play were used only as inspiration for the song and none of the author’s words or text have been reproduced. Thanks.
CLAUDIO'S EPITAPH | Further info
music by Zara Nunn

words by William Shakespeare

for Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham (2005)


This is a re-recorded studio version of the original song.

Claudio: Simon Willmont

Hero: Jill McAusland

Piano: Zara Nunn

Ensemble: Ashton Charge, Becki Dobbin, Geraint Edwards, Hannah-Marie Keast, Keshini Misha, Sam Morgan-Grahame, Jon Stacy, Damien Walsh, Luke Walsh, Jennifer Webster, Pamela Wernham, Phoebe Rose White

NOT EVEN A KISS | Further info
words & music by Zara Nunn


The Girl: Jill McAusland

Piano: Zara Nunn

FULL FATHOM FIVE | Further info
music by Zara Nunn

words by William Shakespeare

for Watford Palace Theatre (2013)


This is a re-recorded studio version of the original song.

Ariel: Jennifer Webster

DON'T LOOK BEHIND YOU | Further info
words & music by Zara Nunn


Clive the Wolf: Simon Willmont

See the video in the ‘Children’s Music’ section above.


This film was selected for competition in the Little Angel Puppets on Film (Puppet Shorts) Festival in 2012

Film directed & edited by Zara Nunn

Puppets and sets designed and operated by Simon Willmont

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