Theory, Aural & Composition
Daniel Saleeb is a composer of wide-reaching and eclectic work, for the church, the concert platform, schools, film, theatre and opera. He tends towards making work that is theatrical, image-rich and often collaborative, specialising in work with text.
Recent commissions and performances have included: Westminster Choristers’ Service (2018) for James O’Donnell and the choristers of Westminster Abbey; Keepers of the Corallite (2018) with writer Zoë Palmer, for Iestyn Davies, Liam Byrne and Jonas Nordberg; Occō’s Eternal Act (2017) with writer Oge Nwosu performed at Milton Court Studio Theatre by students of the Guildhall School, and subsequently at the Victoria & Albert Museum; and three organ pieces Toccata, Fantasia and a Chorale Prelude on "Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort", which have received performances at venues including St. John's Smith Square, Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral and at the BBC Proms, 2017, from organists including William Whitehead, James McVinnie and Martin Ford.
Following earlier study at Magdalen College, Oxford, with Bill Ives and Thomas Hyde, and the Royal College of Music with Kenneth Hesketh, Daniel graduated with Distinction from the MA in Opera Making & Writing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2017, studying with Richard Baker and Julian Philips. He was generously supported by the Guildhall Scholarships fund and the Oak Foundation. In 2017-18, he was a Fellow in Composition at the Guildhall.
Daniel's work can be found at WHOLETONE MUSIC PUBLISHING, and he is also a Composers Edition composer.