Looking forward, Looking Back

On Monday 19th November, Siân Philipps’ lunchtime recital for violin and piano at Blackheath Concert Halls includes my ‘Looking Back‘ which I wrote for her and which she premiered two years ago in London. The concert will also include music by...

Triad

‘Tri’ is for six violas which is unusual but these three pieces exploit the wonderful rich sound which the combination produces. The many performances of ‘Tri’ include those given by students at the Royal Academy, London, the Royal Welsh School of Music...

Grounds

‘Grounds‘ is a new concertino for oboe and string orchestra. The three short movements are based on different ground bases which develop into increasingly florid and passionate music.

Time and Again

‘Time and Again – A Toccata for Orchestra’ is a new piece, fast and furious for four and a half minutes. The title comes from a fitful, many-times-repeated melody which appears across contrasting instrumental guises throughout. Hear it...

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!