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...

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?’...

Zany violas?

On 19th October at 7.00pm at St Margaret, Rottingdean, my ‘At Two’ for two violas was played by the violists who commissioned it, Peter Mallinson and Matthias Wiesner – both members of the BBCSO. Reviewing their new CD, MusicWeb International said: “One work...

Not too folksy

Following ‘Take Two’ for two guitars, premiered last year, is this new trio ‘Fauxsong’ for guitar, violin and ‘cello. It will have its first performance in March 2020. A rather melancholy melody gets the treatment.

Dryad dyad

The exciting Portuguese Dryads Duo (named after Szymanowski’s ‘Dryads et Pan’) played my ‘Cortège?’ at Music & Wine at St Luke’s on Friday 21st June, plus works by Prokofiev and Frank Bridge. http://www.dryadsduo.com/