"Seven and a half years" -the musical Launches in 2020




Be the first to play the second piece in Mark Glentworth's " Gilbert Trilogy"   for solo Vibraphone, with the release of "Gilbert's Got A New Blues"  The final piece "Gilbert's Farewell" will be released later this year. PDF files coming very soon.


At the age of 16 I was one of the youngest students to study percussion at the Royal Northern College of Music. After graduating I started working in London as a Freelance percussionist in all styles of music. My composition work has covered a very wide spectrum of music ranging from commercial song writing through to orchestral composition and opera. I have worked with Steven Berkoff, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Peter Maxwell Davis’s Fires Of London, The BBC Symphony Orchestra and The  London Sinfonietta. 

Professional Experience 

Currently working on  writing a Musical and song book called:

"Seven And A Half Years "

One of my first compositions was a Vibraphone solo called

Blues for Gilbert’

This has gone on to become a percussion standard, (One of the most performed tuned percussion piece of all time), and has been recorded on many CD’s. 

Composer and Performer for Steven Berkoff 

I have been working with Steven Berkoff since 1983. Over the years we have collaborated on many productions. I create my scores organically during the rehearsal period. I have a setup comprising  percussion instruments, keyboards and a computer running live elements as well. apart from our numerous stage productions we have also worked on TV and Radio productions too

Our collaborations include productions of: West, Greek, Metamorphosis, Sink The Belgrano, The Trial, Coriolanus, Macbeth (Radio version), One Man Show, Tell-tale Heart, Berkoff’s Messiah.  One of our most notable productions was the Stage version of the classic film,

‘On the Water Front’

which received glowing reviews: 

On The Water Front, Theatre Royal, Haymarket – Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard 

The excitement of the plot, strengthened by Mark Glentworth’s memorable music. 

Michael Coveney; The Independent 

There are classic slow-motion sequences that look like ballet, with fantastic musical back-up from composer Mark Glentworth.” 

Claudia Pritchard; Independent on Sunday 

“Mark Glentworth’s thrilling live score”