My name's Claude Werner and I'm a composer and arranger/orchestrator. Werner music used to be a company, but now it's just me and this site is devoted to mainly personal, artistic projects.
Have a look around or follow me on social media for more up-to-date information.
Trumpet Concerto - 2023
New premiere, Concerto for trumpet and chamber orchestra in 3 movements Performed by the formidable London trumpeter Jon Scott - Commissioned in 2017.
You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6qCLhRyCsE
Digital album now on sale - Polytonal Studies
Due to popular demand it is now possible to buy the Polytonal Studies digital album directly https://push.fm/pl/82ia5m8i
For those that prefer to own the files.
Polytonal Studies Etude II - Animation
2nd animation in the Polytonal Studies series. Hopefully I'm getting better at it! From the album Polytonal Studies. This is part of a collection of etudes called Polytonal Studies on the Octatonic System of Tonal Organisation... A bit of a mouthful so I just call them Polys!
Sheet music freely available here: https://issuu.com/wernermusic/docs/polytonal_studies_on_the_octatonic_system_of_tonal
But if you wish to support my work you can purchase it here: http://wernermusic.co.uk/product/34
Audio is widely available in Spotify, iTunes, etc or you can also find it here: https://push.fm/fl/uwza8egq
Polytonal Studies Etude I - Animation
Exploring doing something more creative with my time off, I thought I'd learn to animate! It's my first one so forgive the rough edges. From the album Polytonal Studies. This is part of a collection of etudes called Polytonal Studies on the Octatonic System of Tonal Organisation... A bit of a mouthful so I just call them Polys! Sheet music freely available here: https://issuu.com/wernermusic/docs/po... But if you wish to support my work you can purchase it here: http://wernermusic.co.uk/product/34 Audio is widely available in Spotify, iTunes, etc or you can also find it here: https://push.fm/fl/uwza8egq
New album! Polytonal Studies
New album release based on the research I've been carrying out for the last 4 years. I will be publishing animation videos for each piece on my YouTube channel. They will be announced here, on Twitter and of course through YouTube so make sure to subsribe if you're interested.
The album is widely available on all streaming platforms, follow this link!
2nd Performance of Acordeoníssimo
Advanced Diploma Recital: Iñigo Mikeleiz-Berrade
Tuesday, 08.05.2018 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall
Free, no tickets required
Iñigo Mikeleiz-Berrade accordion
Leo Lehtinen electronics
Marina de Lucas piano
Southern Cone Quintet
Leo Lehtinen new work for accordion and electronics (world premiere)
Naresh Sohal Concerto for accordion, string quartet and piano (world premiere)
Claude Werner Acordeoníssimo
The culmination of collaborative work with three different composers, these new pieces showcase the accordion in distinctive ways.
Accordion Concerto Premiere!
Sequenza XIII, Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
Sonate in F Major R41, Antonio Soler (1729-1783)
Jeux d'Anches, Magnus Lindberg (1958- )
Pastorale, César Franck (1822-1890)
Acordeoníssimo*, Claude Werner
*world premiére, performed with Southern Cone Quintet
Anisa Arslanagić – violin
Claude Werner – clarinet
James Kitchman – electric guitar
Louis Thomas – double bass
Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade – accordion
Mapuche music meets Steve Reich
Playing my music at the Royal Albert Hall!
New ensemble playing arrangements of Southern Cone Folk Music
By popular request!
Here's some of the music we did for Game Of Assassins: Playlist
Also available from our Listen page!
New Album Released by one of our clients
Ryan Spielman has just released his second album! We were happy to be involved in writing all the horn parts and also attending the studio session.
For more info on Ryan and where to listen to his music, please visit:http://www.ryantrue.com/new-album-lets-get-it-out-in-the-open/
Commissioned by the great Rick Leon James! A Big Band arrangement of his virtuoso piece featuring the phenomenal Darren Abraham on drums check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFKUAwLd81I
Swing Punk Project
Started working with the Fantastic James Lawrence and Chris Bemand (From Squirky Music) on the New Swing Punk project: https://www.facebook.com/swingpunks
World Premier at The Forge in Camden in February 2015
Busy year 2014
Tango project, multiple arrangements for different bands two new film commissions and we have permanently moved to London!
Fall 2013 Winners
Hadn't realised but one of the scores we worked on last year won a prize! http://www.hollywoodcff.com/2013_Winners_%28Fall%29.html Best original score!
Big Band Christmas arrangements
Just finished some whacky Big Band Christmas arrangements, you can find them here:
Pica Pica (music for a promo video)
We just finished producing some music for a promo commissioned by Nova Pictures, visit the listen page to check it out!
Newly released: SuperTuxKart 0.8, featuring new music!
Composition and jazz has spent the last 3 months collaborating with SuperTuxKart developers to bring you brand new music for their 0.8 release. The new themes include:
Amazonian Journey Track
New Menu Music
And a brand new Main Theme/Victory music
Visit http://wernermusic.co.uk/listen to watch the videos and listen to the new music