Author: Jenni

Michael Tallino and Riley McKinch perform Bells in the Rain and Earthrise

In the strangeness of the world as it stands at the moment, it’s wonderful to hear of performances still going on. Many thanks to Michael Tallino and Riley McKinch for including two of my art songs – Bells in the Rain (setting of a text by Elinor Wylie) and Earthrise (written in collaboration with Graham…
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Nuages (solo piano)

Here’s Nuages – my latest piano piece. One of a pair, it’s inspired by white cumulonimbus in a blue sky. Please excuse the odd dodgy edit and wrong note (lockdown recording in a busy house is tricky!). Nuages is one of a pair – keep an eye out for me sharing its partner piece soon,…
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Spring Sun (solo piano)

One of my aims this year was to share more piano music. I write a lot of piano doodles, and my aim was to record and share one a month, with the aim of finishing off a couple of collections of music I’ve had on the go for a while. Then commissions and projects took…
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You are (mezzo sop + pno) available online

Here’s the second of four new settings of Elinor Wylie, set for mezzo soprano and piano. You are is a setting of Elinor Wylie’s Nancy. Below is a Dorico audio rendering of the song. Download a copy of You are from Payhip.

Earthrise (baritone and piano) score now online

The score for Earthrise – one of the Cracked Voices art songs for baritone and piano – is now available to download from my Payhip page. This song was written with the help of Edward Mallen’s family and celebrates his life. There is no charge for downloading the score, but please consider making a donation…
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Two Christmas carols

‘Tis the season for Christmas carols. To celebrate, two of Jenni’s carols – Christmas Bells (a setting of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s text), and one finished recently – The Bells (a setting of a text by Edgar Allan Poe) are now available as digital PDFs via Payhip. Christmas Bells has previously been recorded by Kantos Chamber…
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Phases of the Moon (mezzo sop + pno) online

I’m pleased to finally be able to share the first of four new settings of Elinor Wylie texts – Phases of the Moon. As this piece is so new, I’ve uploaded a version with audio rendered in Dorico so you can get a taste of it! Buy the score from Payhip: https://payhip.com/b/fFbZ Keep an eye…
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Premiere of Illuminations – Sat 30th Nov, Southgate

Looking forward to the Palace Band’s concert at St.Andrew’s Church, Southgate on Saturday 30th November. Alongside the premiere of Illuminations they’ll be performing music by Telemann, Edward MacDowell and Handel.

In Black and White | Roger Britten event at Royston Museum

Earlier this year I was delighted to be able to play a small part in a wider collaborative project with writer Graham Palmer and artist Stacey Leigh Ross on the life of Roger Britten. Whilst researching something else, Graham stumbled across Roger Britten. Mostly forgotten now, he was one of Royston’s first black residents, and…
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Finding those sparks

As artists, we’re always seeking and collecting ideas. Images, sounds, pieces, moments – you’ll often find us snapping pictures of obscure things, noting down melodies or recording sounds. For my commission for the Palace Band, I wanted to write something that was directly relevant to them and the area they rehearse in – a community…
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