Thomas Hewitt Jones is an award-winning composer of contemporary classical and commercial music. Since winning the BBC Young Composer Competition in his teens, his music has been published by many of the major music publishers and is frequently heard in concert and on radio, TV and in the cinema.
Thomas’s diverse catalogue includes small instrumental, orchestral, choral and ballet works, and his large number of choral titles includes seasonal carols. ‘What Child is This?’ (OUP) has become a choral classic of recent years, garnering large numbers of performances each season. His music is regularly featured on Classic FM, including most recently ‘Christmas Party’ (his seasonal violin concerto, written and recorded for violinist Simon Hewitt Jones).
Large-scale works include the Christmas cantata Incarnation, released on Regent Records, and Panathenaia – a Symphony in Stone, which received a premiere in acclaimed violinist Hugo Ticciati’s O/Modernt festival in Stockholm, followed by a UK premiere in the British Museum; both works have libretti by writer Paul Williamson.
Thomas’s work in the commercial field has included work in America and scores for films in the UK, as well as music for the London 2012 Olympics Mascots animated films, with stories by Michael Morpurgo and narration by Stephen Fry. Thomas has also composed the music for a new musical version of Rumpelstiltskin which premiered at The Egg, Bath in December 2014; the show has since enjoyed four other productions, including most recently a Germany tour in a new production produced by Musical Creations Entertainment. Thomas is currently working on two new musicals with Matt Harvey – SWIMBY (a sustainable musical) and a secret project which we aren’t able to talk about yet!
His most recent projects include a ‘Divertimento for Strings’ commissioned by Lucy Melvin to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of her ‘Chamber Players’ courses, and a new organ piece for the centenary of the Exeter & District Organists’ Association to be premiered by Thomas Trotter in Exeter Cathedral in 2020. Thomas is currently composing a large choral commission, ‘Seasons’ , for Sheringham & Cromer Choral Society.
He is also a composer of Library (Production) music for several commercial publishers, with a current catalogue of around a thousand tracks available for licensing which can be heard on a variety of media worldwide.
Thomas is married to Annalisa, and lives in London.