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See below for a range of works including the theorbo, with sample pages. Contact Rachel through her website for more information or to peruse full scores.

Rachel Stott

Rachel Stott lives and works in London, UK.  She read music at Churchill College, Cambridge, taking composition classes with Hugh Wood and Robin Holloway, and then pursued postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying viola and attending classes in composition, ethnomusicology, jazz and early music, thus gaining a broader education than was perhaps intended by the establishment.

Rachel has pursued a career as violist and composer, performing with both contemporary and early music ensembles and writing for a diverse range of instruments, including viols, cornetts and sackbuts, lutes, ocarinas, viola d’amore and baryton, as well as the more conventional instruments of the modern orchestra.  She has composed song cycles, string quartets, (No. 1 for the Fitzwilliam Quartet, No. 2 for the Dante Quartet and No.3 for the Callino Quartet), chamber music works, orchestral works and an opera for children, The Cuckoo Tree, based on the book by Joan Aiken.   Her music has been performed at the London South Bank, Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, festivals across the UK, and in continental Europe, North America and Japan. A record-breaking work, Odysseus in Ogygia, for an ensemble of six violas d’amore, was presented at the 2012 Viola d’amore Congress in Innsbruck, and in the same year Several World, for massed saxophones, was performed at the World Saxophone Congress in St Andrews, Scotland.

Rachel is the viola player of the Revolutionary Drawing Room, the Bach Players, the duo Sopriola (soprano and viola d’amore). She also teaches school age children in north London.

Rachel's works with Theorbo

Circe, Scylla & Charybdis, Cyclops, Sirens and the Isle of the Sun for violin, theorbo, cornetts and sackbutts. Tracks are all recorded on the CD, Odysseus and the Cyclops, available


White Sun at High Noon for baroque flute and theorbo


Shchedrivka, for violin and theorbo, was performed and recorded at a concert for Ukraine in April 2022 pi, so the track might need chopping.

Shchedrivka score sample.jpg

sample page of Shchedrivka

The Sirens Score page sample.jpg

sample page of The Sirens

White Sun at High Noon score sample.jpg

sample page of White Sun at High Noon

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