COLIN BAYLISS was born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire in 1948.

His life-long love of music led him to compose from an early age and he now has a catalogue of over a hundred and sixty works including two operas, seven symphonies, six string quartets, three piano sonatas and many other pieces for most instrumental and chamber groupings.

This site lists his published compositions.

Details of his other works will be found in

The Music of Colin Bayliss: an annotated catalogue,

to be published in the near future.

As well as writing music himself, he has also compiled

catalogues of the earlier works of Anthony Hedges

and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

His concern for the state of music publishing led him

to found his own company in 1992 - Da Capo Music Ltd,

Which, in the course of its 20 year life published over 760 pieces,

mainly of today's composers, and also some recently

discovered pieces and arrangements of works by

composers of the past.

It has also recorded some of these works

on compact disc under the New Century Classics label.

Rayna L Harris has created the paintings featured on the CDs.

MP3 files:

Tentative Tango for Piano (1.5 MB)

Section 8 of String Quartet No 4 (1.3 MB)

Costumes - Dances from Poland [electronic preview] (12 MB)

Email: colinwbayliss [at]