Coojeebear and the Monster (1980)

'Coojeebear and the Monster' is a 55-minute story for young people performed by a narrator and symphony orchestra. There are seven songs in the score (sung by the narrator as various characters), and during the performance the story is illustrated by a sequence of over 500 pictures which are projected onto a large screen suspended over the orchestra. It has been performed many times by major professional orchestras in various parts of the world, as well as by several different youth orchestras.
Coojeebear and the Monster

We Are Your Future (March 6 1994)

'We Are Your Future" is the title of the compelling eleven minute cantata, composed by Barry Booth, who also conducted the orchestra and choir. The libretto, composed by Barry Fantoni, calls for a soprano and a rock singer as well as children's voices. As the title indicates, the song asks us all to consider the future of children everywhere in what seems to be an increasingly uncaring world, a point intentionally underlined by the choice of young musicians and singers who performed to perfection on the day.
We Are Your Future

Reminiscences of Wales

Score Reminiscences of Wales (for orchestra and flute)
Reminiscences of Wales (for orchestra and musical saw)
Reminiscences of Wales

When You Wish Upon a Star

A track from the Japanese album Fantastic Themes from Animation Musicals. The Royal Philharmonic Pops Orchestra is conducted by Stanley Black.

Score When You Wish Upon a Star
When You Wish Upon a Star

On Ilkley Moor 'Baht 'At

On Ilkley Moor 'Baht 'At
trad. / Barry Booth
On Ilkley Moor 'Baht 'At
Ilkley Moor

My Secret Love

Score My Secret Love


For its inauguration as companion to Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet (formerly Western Theatre Ballet) commissioned two new ballets.

One of them, 'Breakaway', is a one-act ballet with music composed by Baz for a story and choreography by Gillian Lynne. It was first performed at the King's Theatre, Glasgow with the Scottish National Orchestra and later at Sadlers Wells Theatre with the English Chamber Orchestra. The conductor was Kenneth Alwen.

A national tour followed.