The Dong and the Stranger

This month, my new setting of Edward Lear’s ‘The Dong with a Luminous Nose’ for voice and solo clarinet will be recorded for a forthcoming CD of my music which includes clarinet. Other pieces will include my Clarinet Concerto, Clarinet Sonata, and...

These Lovers

Just rewritten this 5 minute drama for flute and ‘cello, first performed at the ‘Music Past and Present’ series in London:’… these lovers, these people entering into illusion glittering eyed, must be danced round with mockery, decorated...

Old Year/New Year

Pieces written in 2018 Grounds (Concertino for oboe and strings) The Dong with a Luminous Nose (Voice and Clarinet) Last Tango in Brighton (CoMA ensemble) Laments and Scherzos (Orchestra) Simplicius Simplicissimus (Clarinet and String Orchestra) Take Two (Guitar duo)...

Looking forward/ Looking Back

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

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.