Original Compositions by Dorothy Shaw

Dorothy Shaw has been writing instrumental and vocal compositions since age 8 and while studying at Berklee, was a 3-time winner of the Performer Songwriter showcase there.  Her song, "If I Don't Love You" was played on Radio 2, Radio 4 and Radio Oxford when it was released (see CDs) and her classical / jazz composition "The Lily Pond" has been played by the Michael Garrick Quartet and Big Band (now under Gabriel Garrick).  Her instrumental Latin-inspired composition "Moonfly" is regularly played at clubs around Oxfordshire by local artists.


Download sheet  music of Dorothy Shaw compositions here:

Just a Little Goes a Long Long Way
Lead sheet for backing to this song, written to encourage everyone to play their part in combating climate change and all the other crises the world faces! For lyrics and soundtrack see Personal - Environment.
Just a Little Goes a Long Long Way - Ful[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [76.6 KB]
Jazz Soul Songs
10 jazz and soul songs by Dorothy Shaw - music and lyrics
Jazz Soul Songs.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.9 MB]
4 Solo piano compositions
Classical-inspired to jazz; some written out, some in lead sheet form
Solo Piano Compositions.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.5 MB]
10 funk, contemporary jazz & Latin-inspired compositions for band
Jazz Fusion Compositions.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.4 MB]

Listen to recordings of Dorothy Shaw compositions here (also see CDs):

You're The One
Self-recorded demo of a song I wrote while at Berklee.
You're The One.mp3
MP3 audio file [2.9 MB]
Moonfly - Also see CDs
A floaty Brazilian-inspired composition here performed live by the Oxford Jazz Composers Collective - Trish Elphinstone, Martin Pickett, Jez Cook, Paul Jefferies, Frank Hockney.
Moon Fly Northwall.mp3
MP3 audio file [9.8 MB]
Another Jazz Waltz
From the self-recorded album Maiden Flight (voice & piano), a bright lilting waltz
Another Jazz Waltz.mp3
MP3 audio file [3.6 MB]
Sold my Soul to Satan
Moody bluesy number! Again from Maiden Flight.
Sold my Sooul to Satan.mp3
MP3 audio file [3.2 MB]
Touch Not the Cat
Swingy bluesy number that was a winner of a Performer-Songwriter Showcase while at Berklee, again from Maiden Flight.
Touch Not the Cat.mp3
MP3 audio file [2.5 MB]
Seven for a Secret
Bright Latin-style song with changing time signatures & positive lyrics!
Seven for a Secret.mp3
MP3 audio file [3.2 MB]
The Catch
A funky instrumental written in the 1990s dedicated to the late Ronny Jordan. Again a self-recorded demo!
The Catch.mp3
MP3 audio file [4.6 MB]
The Funk
(I don't beat about the bush with titles!) Catchy pop jazz-funk song - self-recorded demo in the 1990s
The Funk.mp3
MP3 audio file [2.2 MB]


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