Ironic Serenade

Flautist Nancy Ruffer and pianist Dominic Saunders included the first performance of my ‘Sonata Serenata’ in their recital at St John’s Hampstead on Wednesday 1st March. The ‘Serenata’ of the title is slightly ironic as, although the...

‘Urizen’ on tour

Multi-award winning violist Timothy Ridout (winner of the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition 2016, 1st Prize at the 2014 Cecil Aronowitz and Violin Channel Young Artist of the week, July 2016) will be including ‘Urizen’ in his March tour of Scotland...

Kiss Me on Wednesday

What started a long time ago as ’50 Songs for the over 50s’ has now been more realistically subtitled ‘Seven Songs for Grownups’ ! With brilliantly wry, wise and witty words by Alison Rutherford, this is a collection of more-or-less-cabaret...

Clarinet Sonata

Following its premiere at Chapel Royal, Brighton last year, my Clarinet Sonata had another outing with Steve Dummer (Clarinet) and Yoko Ono (piano) at Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield on 3rd February 2017. Meanwhile I am typesetting my Concerto for Clarinet and Strings...

Coming up

On the 20th February in Kingston will be the first performances of an extraordinary dual commission: myself and Cecilia McDowall setting the same poem. The poem, ‘The Silk Road’ by Sarah Pope,  was commissioned, like the music, by violist and music...

Portions of Eternity

Portions of Eternity is a new song cycle. Rintrah Roars (for voice, harp and piano), an extract from William Blake’s ‘The Marriage of Heaven and Hell’, was written in 2016 and first performed by April Fredrick and the Riot Ensemble. I have now rewritten that song...