These SATB settings are of four vivid poems by Mervyn Peake. They alternate between the nonsensical and the heartbreakingly tragic. 1. ‘O Love!, O Death!, O Ecstasy!’ 2. ‘And I Thought You Beside Me’ 3. ‘The Trouble with Geraniums’ 4. ‘Out of the Chaos of my Doubt’...
In 1991, director Wilf Judd at Covent Garden developed a wonderfully imaginative scheme (The Garden Venture) to commission short chamber operas. Mine, titled ‘Echoes’, had a brilliant libretto by Anne Harris whose skills – developed writing for television...
I wrote ’Crossings’ for viola and guitar this year for violist Patricia McCarty and guitarist Bill Zito. Their first, video, performance was streamed online from the InterHarmony International Music Festival: https://www.interharmony.com/ The concert is posted on the...
Written in lockdown, these four short keyboard pieces follow an imagined baroque suite in form (Allemande, Courante, Sarabande and Gigue) but not in style: not quite old and not quite new! PDF available from me. Hear the Gigue on Soundcloud
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