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Performance of Moto Perpetuo in Colchester, 28th July

I’m pleased to announce that Ian Ray will be performing Moto Perpetuo (for solo organ) at his lunchtime recital on the Moot Hall organ at Colchester Town Hall on 28th July at 1pm. For further details, please see the Moot Hall organ calendar.

Organ piece Tempestuous runner up in Moot Hall Organ PIPEWORKS competition

I’m pleased to announce that my organ piece Tempestuous was chosen as a runner up in the Moot Hall Organ’s PIPEWORKS competition. It will be performed later in the year. For more information see Colchester New Music’s news post about PIPEWORKS.

British Music Collection profile

My profile is now live on the British Music Collection!

Birds and molecules: A busy week!

The last week has been a busy one for my music. Last Sunday I put Bells in the Rain (both piano and ‘cello versions) online as digital scores. On Monday, Quangle Quadrille was broadcast on Radio 3. The interview can be heard on their website for 30 days after broadcast – it’s about 1h44 in!…
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Quangle Quadrille recorded by BBC Radio 3

Last night was the official premiere of Quangle Quadrille at the Quangle Wangle Choir‘s concert at Weymouth Bay Methodist Church. A lovely venue for a wonderful concert. The whole programme, including readings, small group performances and full choir numbers was framed around the topics of birds and nature – topics that the Quangles themselves chose…
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Circular Musings to be performed as part of Colchester Open Heritage Day organ trail

I’m pleased to announce that my organ piece Circular Musings will be premiered as part of the Colchester Open Heritage Day organ trail on the morning of Sunday 14th September (this coming Sunday). Organist Ian Ray will be performing Circular Musings alongside a selection of other works at the United Reformed Church in Lion Walk…
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APO’s Young Composers Award

I’m delighted to announce that I’m the recipient of the Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young Composers Award this year. The piece I’m writing for them, with the theme of climate change, will be premiered on Saturday 17th Jan 2015. Hoping to share some blog posts with you about the piece’s development as it progresses over the…
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Quangle Quadrille scores completed!

Today I took delivery of over 100 copies of Quangle Quadrille. They’ve now been shipped off to the choir, who have been diligently learning the piece since January.     Looking forward to the premiere coming up in June in Litton Cheney!

Karis Angels on Surprise Surprise

Over the past year, I’ve been working with the Karis May Darling Foundation, helping to run their choir, the Karis Angels. Tonight (Sunday 22nd September) they’ll be featured on Surprise Surprise (ITV, 7pm) being surprised by some famous faces!

Adopt a Composer 2013-14

I’m delighted to announce that I am one of five composers who has been chosen to take part in Adopt a Composer 2013-14. I have been paired with The Quangle Wangle Choir (see their website and Facebook page), and will be working in collaboration with them to produce a new work, which will be premiered…
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