Times on hands

Just in case you have … here are some recordings of Hawkins pieces on Youtube First string quartet (1976) played by James Toll, Guy Button (violins), John Crockatt (viola) and Jonathan Rees (‘cello) in 2019 ‘Urizen’ played by Paul Silverthorne (viola) and Aglaia...

Party Piece

On March 7th, the wonderful Cuatro Puntos group with Alexander Kollias (clarinet) gave the first public performance of ‘Party Piece’ which was written for a birthday party back in 2004. Five minutes of Klezmer-slanted music for clarinet and two violas ends...

Fauxsong

On Tuesday 10th March at the Chapel Royal, Brighton 1.00 pm will be the first performance of a new short piece for violin, ‘cello and guitar ‘Fauxsong’ played by Paul Gregory (guitar), Manon Derome (violin) and Anthony Pleeth (‘cello).  ...

For These

The Manchester choir Altèri commissioned a setting of the WWI war poet Edward Thomas’s ‘For these’ from me. [“For these I ask not, but, neither too late/ Nor yet too early, for what men call content,/ And also that something may be sent/ To be...

Breather

My Clarinet Sonata, which was described by Musical Opinion as “compact and gloriously melodic … a fine contribution to the genre” was played at the Horsham Music Circle on Saturday 15th February 7.30 pm and then at the lunchtime concert on Tuesday 18th...

Not so Simple

This new CD released on January 3rd, includes much of the music I’ve written for clarinet. Two large-scale pieces are with string orchestra, others are with chamber groups. The CD title comes from a highly dramatic piece for clarinet and strings prompted by the...