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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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Flurries (for solo piano) now available on Payhip!

Flurries – a short work for solo piano – is now available on Payhip! Click here to be taken to the product page. Swirls of snow falling, spiralling across the garden. Sudden gusts of wind catch them off guard, causing them to twist and turn, making shapes in their flight path. The fall occasionally grows…
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Premiere of The Devil and the Draper / Sidney Powell’s Shindy

I’m rather excited that The Devil and the Draper will be premiered later this week! The piece is a collaboration with writer Graham Palmer, and the music sprang from his text of the same name. As the text is based around Royston Heath (a place we both know well), it’s perfect that the piece is…
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Premiere of Allégresse in Colchester in June

Allégresse for recorder quartet and harpsichord will be premiered by Dulcis Venti and harpsichordist Francis Knights at the Headgate Theatre, Colchester on Saturday 4th June! It has been selected as part of one of Colchester New Music’s regular calls for scores. For more information see the Colchester New Music website. Allégresse is about excitement and…
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Premiere of Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

Further to my last post about having a piece featured in Corrina Dolso’s Celebrating Women Composers concert in March, I am pleased to announce that my setting of Mary Elizabeth Frye’s Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep (SSAA; other versions available!) will be premiered at the concert, alongside a performance of Bells in…
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Piece featured in Celebrating Women Composers concert

One of my pieces will be featured in this Celebrating Women Composers concert on 12th March.  

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