A Walk with Ingres’ Wife

A just-rewritten movement for brass quintet (2 trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba). The title comes from an essay On the Exploitation of Vulgarity (1914) by the artist Wyndham Lewis in which he quotes a story about the French painter Ingres: “When an ugly or uncomely...

It Takes Two

Take Two is a new short, sharp (2’30”) showpiece for two guitars. Music is available from me and can be heard on Soundcloud!

Last Wave

Just finished rewriting ‘The Seafarer’, the last and only unperformed one of my trilogy of sea pieces (‘Sea Symphony’, ‘Voices from the Sea’). This large-scale piece is for tenor, choir and chamber orchestra and uses words from the Anglo-Saxon poem ‘The Seafarer’ and...

Early Bird

My first string quartet (written in 1976) has just appeared on YouTube in a video made earlier this year. More recently I wrote ‘Fuzon’ for string quartet which is also on...

At Two with Nature

‘At Two’, a challenging piece for two violas in two movements (naturally), gets its first performance at June 14th’s lunchtime concert at St Olave’s Church, Hart Street, London. It will be played by Peter Mallinson and Matthias Wiesner who...

Final Trio

Sadly, on June 17th the wonderful Duruflé Trio is giving its final concert. It will include my ‘Romantique’ for flute, viola and piano together with pieces by William Alwyn, Arnold Bax, CPE Bach and seven composers from New Music Brighton. The concert will be at St...