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...

Simplicius Simplicissimus

Just finished a short piece for clarinet and string orchestra (or piano) based on the extraordinary Adventures of Simplicius Simplicissimus, the 17th-century story of a young boy travelling through a world ravaged by the Thirty Years’ War and the appalling...

Shadows in Germany

‘Shadows’ for viola, double and piano is being performed at Saarländisches Staatstheater on Sunday, 3rd June. I have also transcribed the piece using ‘cello, but this is the...

Another Rebirth

Originally written in 1974 for London’s City Lit. wind band, I have revived ‘Overture, Tragedy and Farce’. The City Lit. group was very flexible (meaning that sometimes the bassoonist didn’t turn up and the bass clarinet, a well-known actor...