Archive | February, 2022

Apollo Toccate

With all the woes in the world at the moment it’s good to be reminded of how many great people there are out there! Lucas Zampaglione is a young, and very talented guitarist from Argentina. He studied and performed my monster guitar piece Apollo Toccate for his final recital at college, before coming to Holland […]

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In Arcadia

A couple of days ago I received a copy of the new CD by Sayaka Noguchi, recorded recently in Japan. It’s a must for all sax players! There’s a great mix of music (including my own five movement work ‘In Arcadia’, in its first recording) and the playing is totally fabulous. It’s hard to imagine […]

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Les Chimères

Back in the mists of time, one of my long-term collaborators, harpsichordist Assi Karttunen, commissioned me to write a substantial piece for a project on Baudelaire. It’s taken a while for this project to pull together (the pandemic being a significant interruption!) but it’s full steam ahead now, and the first performance will be later […]

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Music for Virginals

Thanks very much to Francis Knights for including my music in his fascinating survey of modern music for the virginals, published in the current British Harpsichord Society newsletter. He featured ‘Admiring Yoro Waterfall’, which was originally commissioned by Sophie Yates for the virginals, and ‘Sing, Memory’, my piece for guitar and virginals/harpsichord, that was written […]

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White Book 3

‘White Book 3’ was recently released on a CD of my piano works, in a recording by Paul Sánchez. These five pieces were all based on artworks by Sir Christopher Le Brun, and it’s lovely to see these words about the music that he posted on his instagram account; “Given the contribution that music has […]

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Symphony Cocteau at RCM

This Royal College of Music saxophone ensemble concert was originally cancelled due to the pandemic, and it finally took place last summer in front of a tiny audience. It’s now available on the RCM Youtube channel. There are a range of pieces here including my ‘Symphony Cocteau’ for sax quartet and piano (starts at 22.00). […]

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Meet the Artist

Thanks very much to Frances Magdalene Wilson for inviting me to take part in her long-running ‘Meet the Artist’ series! If you haven’t come across Fran’s many talents before check out her website www.crosseyedpianist.com which is one of the UK’s leading blogs on classical music. There’s a wealth of fascinating information and ideas for pianists […]

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