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...

2 x 70

On Friday 6th December, two of my pieces will be performed in a 7.30pm concert at St Luke’s, Brighton as part of a joint 70th birthday celebration with fellow composer Barry Mills. They are ‘Lost in Translation’ for piano and ‘Cortège?’...

Slow Release

Friday 15th November saw the first performance since 1973 of my ‘Romanza’ for ‘cello and piano! One of three pieces (Intrada, Romanza and Burlesca) which started life in my ‘Cello Sonata (the fourth movement did not survive!). The performance...