Not so Simple

This new CD, to be released on December 13th 2019, includes much of the music I’ve written for clarinet. Two large-scale pieces are with string orchestra, others are with chamber groups. The clarinettist is the extraordinary Steve Dummer who trained under Jack...

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...

Grounding

On 9th November is the first performance of the orchestral version of my ‘Grounds’ for oboe and string orchestra, played by the Musicians of All Saints with Clare Worth, oboe. An abrupt concertino, each of the three short movements is spun from a repeating...

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...

Getting Balance

On 29th September we recorded my Clarinet Sonata and ‘In Touch’ trio, with Steve Dummer (clarinet), Ivana Peranic (‘cello) and Yoko Ono (piano). The venue was the huge St Bartholomew in Brighton and, to get balance between the instruments, the...