Jools Scott

His instrumental writing is rich and full of colour, his choral writing is simply sublime”

Fine Times Recorder

Jools’ musical education started as a choral scholar at St Paul’s Cathedral where he performed alongside the likes of Evelyn Glennie and Simon Rattle. He studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music.

Fine Times Recorder on The Cool Web

Variety Magazine on Andrew Steggall’s Departure

Film Biography

Departure (feature) – Motion Group Pictures (2016)

  • Official Selection – London Film Festival 2015
  • Official Selection – Palm Springs Film Festival 2016

The Great Escape (short) – Shelagh McLeod (2017)

  • Official Selection – Rhode Island International Film Festival 2017

Pillars of Light (documentary) – Veronica Gardiner (2016)

  • Winner – Fine Arts Film Festival, Santa Barbara 2016

Marilyn Myller (animated short) – Mikey Please (2013)

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival 2013

The Door (short) – Motion Group Pictures (2011)

  • Official Selection – Warsaw Film Festival 2012
  • “Bewitching score” Emelyne Godfrey, Times Literary Supplement (2012)

Sparrow (short) – Motion Group Pictures (2010)

Cycling Community Awards (corporate) – Transport for London (2008)

Off Beat (animated short) – Aardman Animations (2006)

Boxed In (animated short) – Will Becher (2002)

  • ‘nominated for a BAFTA New Talent Award

“Extraordinary musical and lyrical skill..”

Oxford Handbook to Middleton on Vice (2012)

Theatre Biography

as composer:

Vice – libretto by Sue Curtis (jazz/jacobean musical) – Arcola & Soho Theatres (2010)

  • Birkbeck Worshop (2014 – dir Rob Swain)
  • “Extraordinary musical and lyrical skill..” Oxford Handbook to Middleton (2012)

Demon Lover – libretto by Sue Curtis (chamber opera) – Arcola Theatre (2011)

Goose – libretto by Sue Curtis (children’s musical)

Soho (working title) – libretto by Jools Scott & Sue Curtis (musical) – in development

as performer:

Jane Eyre – National Theatre / Bristol Old Vic Production 2015

There has been a lot of magnificent English choral music written in recent years – the work James MacMillan and the late John Tavener spring to mind – and I believe Jools Scott’s work is in keeping with the very best of this. His is a name we will be hearing a lot of in the future and the spontaneous standing ovation was richly deserved.

Fine Times Recorder review of The Cool Web

Choral Music Biography

The Cool Web : A Robert Graves Oratorio – Graves’ poems arranged by Sue Curtis

  • Bath Abbey (2014) – Endymion, Philharmonia Voices, Edward Grint, Robin O’Neill (conductor)

And There Was Light : A Christmas Oratorio – traditional Christmas carols, 2 carols with words by Sue Curtis, narration from King James Bible

  • Bath Abbey (2016) – Bath Abbey Choir, The Bristol Ensemble, Tim Delap (narrator), conducted by Shean Bowers

Written On Water – A history of Bath Abbey and the Sacred Spring. Words and narrative by Sue Curtis

  • Bath Abbey (2017) – 200+ kids from Bath Abbey Schools Singing Programme, Bristol Ensemble, Jon Monie (narrator), conducted by Greg Hallam

Extraordinary Creatures – libretto by Sue Curtis

  • Bath Abbey / Liverpool Cathedral (2015)
  • Commissioned by Shean Bowers, director of The Melody Makers of Bath Abbey

Music Of The Spheres – libretto by Sue Curtis

  • Commissioned by Shean Bowers, director of The Melody Makers of Bath Abbey

So Long Ago One Christmas Morn – words by Ben Prance

  • Bach Choir Carol Competition Winner (1997)
  • 2 performances directed by Sir David Willcocks in the Royal Albert Hall

Album Discography

Open Doors’ – Beth Porter  & The Availables (2014)

‘Josephine’ – Jools Scott (post-production 2016)

Fireside Carols’ – The Golden Eggs (2009)

‘Moonshine’ – The Duckworths (2007)

“Best, most peaceful bed time story of the year”

The Independent on my Sea Of Tranquilty production (2009).

Audio-Book Biography

Sea of Tranquillity – Mark Haddon (2009)

10 Little Rubber Ducks – Eric Carle (2009)

Splat the Cat – Rob Scotton (2009)

Corduroy Mansions – Alexander McCall Smith (2008)

  • Serialised in The Daily Telegraph over 100 days

Video Game Biography

Du Lac and Fey : Dance of Death – Salix Games (2019)

Sid Meier’s ‘Rail Roads’ – Feral Interactive (2012)


The Door – music recorded by the Brodsky Quartet at Air, London

Celebration Fanfare – Performed in Purcell Room during Festival of Youth (1996)

Fanfare for St Paul – Commissioned by John Scott for Sherborne Abbey organ recital (1998)

The Disablists DMC UK Champions – arranged big band for winning routine (2007)

‘Happy Birthday to You’ – YouTube video has accumulated 1,843,277 views

St. Paul‘s Cathedral – Sang Once In Royal David City solo from Whispering Gallery (1992)

If You Care – Composed & recorded first pop song in a professional Soho studio aged 12

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