Edward Nesbit is a London-based composer with a particular interest in vocal music. His works have been performed by many of the UK’s leading orchestras and ensembles.

Latest works

Drop down, ye heavens

2023 | 8′ | Harp

Unromantic Fragments

2023 | 10′ | 2 Violins

Peace? and to all the world

2022 | 5′ | SATB, Organ


2022 | 28′ | Mezzo-Soprano, Baritone, SATB, Horn, Harp

Four Christmas Lyrics

2022 | 7′ | SATB

Upcoming events


Lifesize Gods

Ben Goldscheider, Callum Smart, Richard Uttley

| 6th March 2022

Mass, Evening Psalms, Fanfares and Rounds, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

Ruby Hughes, Chapel Choir of King’s College London, Joseph Fort

| 29th April 2022

Songs of Sorrow

Benedict Nelson, Elizabeth Rossiter

| Date TBC

Riddles of Saint Aldhelm

Sarah Tuttle, Bridget Convey

| Date TBC

Latest recordings


Born in 1986, Edward Nesbit graduated from Cambridge University with a first class honours degree in music. He went on to study for his Masters with Julian Anderson at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and for a PhD with Sir George Benjamin at King’s College London.

Edward’s works have been performed by many of the UK’s leading orchestras and ensembles, including recent performances by the London Sinfonietta, East London Music Group and Melos Sinfonia. Previous collaborations include those with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Cellophony, Britten Sinfonia, London Symphony Orchestra, and the Philharmonia Orchestra.