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Graham and Jenni on Cambridge 105

Last Sunday (4th June), Graham and Jenni were on Cambridge 105 talking about Cracked Voices and Your Voice. Listen to the podcast here!

Scenes from a Train to be performed at Colchester concert in June

A movement from Jenni’s Scenes from a Train (2011) will be performed an an upcoming Colchester New Music concert. Tim Torry, Charles Hine and Alan Bullard are presenting The Pale Enchanted Gold – new clarinet music and song settings from CNM’s composers. The first movement of Jenni’s work – Andantino con moto – will be…
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Jenni’s latest project Cracked Voices now #fundedbyPRSF

Jenni has been awarded PRS Foundation Open Fund funding to support her current Cracked Voices. The additional funding will be used for a variety of things, but in particular will support the second performance of the song cycle and a studio recording. Thank you to PRS Foundation for the support, and to Grants for the…
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Jenni and Graham on BBC Three Counties Radio on Wednesday 24th May

On Wednesday 24th May, Jenni and Graham Palmer were on BBC Three Counties Radio on Wednesday talking about Cracked Voices and about their call for forgotten people, Your Voice. To listen again head to BBC iPlayer Radio – about 1h44 in.

Word painting – the musical Easter egg (Cracked Voices blog)

Computer programmes and video games often include Easter eggs – little intentional secrets, inside messages or secrets to be found by the users and players. I’ve always thought of word painting (in the musical sense!) somewhat in the same way.   When related to text, word painting is all about the use of highly descriptive…
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Setting the scene – musically! (Cracked Voices blog)

A very simple instruction that has been issued to many a composition student over the years. I remember this being said, and the mixed response from my peers. Some had a song writing background and instinctively leapt in that direction, others took a more analytical approach and began looking at strong and weak beats, stresses…
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Circular Musings to be performed at the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music

I’m excited to be able to share that my work Circular Musings for solo organ has been scheduled for performance in this year’s London Festival of Contemporary Church Music on Sunday 7th May at St Pancras Church at 10am. More details to follow when the festival’s brochure for this year is available. For more information…
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The art of the art song – Cracked Voices blog

As part of Cracked Voices, I’ll be uploading regular blog posts. Click here to read my post on the art of the art song – a brief introduction into this fantastic form of composition.

Cracked Voices – a song cycle collaboration

I’m very excited to be able to share news of Cracked Voices, an exciting collaboration with writer Graham Palmer which will result in a new 30 minute song cycle.   The songs will give voice to the lost tales and characters of the borderlands of North Hertfordshire. Stories from the edge where it’s wise to…
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Celestial Utterances (for solo woodwind) on Payhip

Happy new year! In the madness of Christmas I forgot to post about a piece of mine now available on Payhip. Celestial Utterances is a suite of six short pieces for solo upper woodwind instruments (though I suppose it could be solo high anything you fancy playing it on!). Below are a few excerpts I…
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