Contretemps

The bassoon is an awkward, athletic, melancholy, rambunctious instrument! There aren’t many solo pieces for it – so I’ve just written...

O Ecstasy!

These SATB settings are of four vivid poems by Mervyn Peake. They alternate between the nonsensical and the heartbreakingly tragic. 1. ‘O Love!, O Death!, O Ecstasy!’ 2. ‘And I Thought You Beside Me’ 3. ‘The Trouble with Geraniums’ 4. ‘Out of the Chaos of my Doubt’...

BoBop

Fenella Humphries included a superb performance of my ‘BoBop’ for solo violin in her lockdown concert on 5th July, together with pieces by Biber and Schubert and the premiere of ‘Caged Bird’ by Alison Berry. See it all on YouTube at...

A Winner!

Great review of the Simplicius CD in MusicWeb International! “A varied and affecting programme of music by a rarely recorded contemporary British composer … Claudio Records has come up with a winner here. The music is involving and interesting, the...

In the Stream

In these locked-down days, many are choosing to hear music streamed to save the postman! I’m glad to say that both my CDs (‘Voices from the Sea’ and ‘Simplicius’) are available streamed as well as on CD. For instance these sites can be...