Judith Weir CBE, Master of the King's Music
David Matthews

Michael Regan

Michael James Regan (b. 1947) studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. His teachers included Peter Wishart, Buxton Orr, Dennis Dance and Patric Standford. He later taught theory and composition at the London College of Music until 1997. In addition to composing, Michael is currently very active as a teacher in private practice.

Recent performances of compositions by Michael Regan have been given by Anna Bell [flute], The London Myriad Ensemble, The London Contemporary Chamber Orchestra, Janet Oates [voice], The Konvalia Quartet, Total Brass, Sharon Moloney [flute] & Catherine Herriott [piano], Opal Flutes, Derek Foster [vibraphone & piano], Felicity Hayward [mezzo-soprano], The Regency Ensemble and the Marsyas Trio.

Michael’s flute piece Harmattan from Desert Winds [pub. by Emerson Edition] is in the current ABRSM woodwind syllabus [flute, grade 4].

A large selection of works is available on, and a sample of work may be listened to on

Sample works

Desert Winds
flute & piano, published by Emerson Edition.
Sample : played by Sharon Moloney and Catherine Herriott

A Paul Klee Suite 
jazz quartet + optional flute

Japanese Folksongs
flute, guitar, bass and percussion

Changes – Three pieces using permutation techniques
piano solo

Celtic Suite 
flute & piano

October Music 
flute & piano
Fragments (from the Greek)
flute & harp with optional antique cymbals

Water Music
for electric piano (or piano)

The Cat & the Moon, incidental music to Yeats’ play
flute, guitar, percussion and voice (Sprechstimme)

The Garden of the Hesperides 
flute & vibraphone

Summer Song 
violin (or flute) & piano

Three Jazz Miniatures
flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon

Also 20 Essays – In and Around Music (published on-line by GRIN Publishing)