I have just completed a new work for clarinet in A and piano.
"Here lie I and my four daughters
killed by drinking Cheltenham's waters"
The first half of a rhyme said to be in a Gloucestershire graveyard.
My setting of this short tragi/comic verse is for SATB solo voices as a motet. But would also work for SATB choir. A capella. It is dedicated to Viva la Musica.
What do you play when you are a pianist and your left hand is recovering from something?
This was the inspiration for my new book of five studies written for the right hand alone. Designed to develop technique whilst having fun.
After much work I am delighted to say that my latest album of piano suites is now available. Ten More Suites is a collection of suites for solo piano. And it includes The Musical Box Suite and Homages (also published separately).
1. Chromanic Suite
3. Hansel and Gretel
4. BAG of Suites
5. |Neo-Classical Suite
7. Une Petite Suite de Picardie
8. The Musical Box Suite
9. Winters Piece
10. A Little Dance Suite
I am delighted to say that I have just completed a new work in four movements for viola and piano.
For many years now I have wanted to compose a large scale work for choir and orchestra. And to this end I have been collecting many inspiring poems and writings. Finally its is done!
Ecce Homo is a Cantata for lyrical baritone soloist, SATB Chorus and full orchestra.
The catalyst for the work has been the many heinous acts committed in the world of today. But the work is not a pessimistic one. Music brings people together and uplifts the soul. So the overall effect of the thirty three minute work will, I believe, be both cathartic and ultimately peaceful.
The texts cover a wide range from The Dead Sea Scrolls to Roger McGough's wonderful 'A Square Dance'.
The eight movements are:-
I - Foreboding (Dead Sea Scrolls)
II - Global Warning (CF Meyer)
III - Omens (Gaelic)
IV - Praise (10th Century Latin)
V - Death (McGough)
VI - Challenge (John Drinkwater)
VII - U.S. (Robert Nichols)
VIII - Paean to Peace (Avner Perez)
Duration 33 mins
I am just beginning a new page dedicated to my compositions specially written for schools.
I am now able to accept payments via Paypal. Please send me an email detailing the music score(s) you wish to purchase together with your address and I will send you a new Paypal link in a return email. Quick, easy and secure!
I have just completed a new suite for solo piano inspired by a delightful, recent visit to St. Valery in Picardie, France.
I - Le Chemin de Fer
II - La Mer Retourner
III - Le Cafe est trop petit
IV - Promenade