We’re delighted to welcome Martin Bussey to Composers Edition at a time when his music is attracting more interest than ever, with a particular but by no means exclusive focus on vocal works.
The premiere of Mary’s Hand at Tête-à-tête Opera in London in 2018 preceded performances across the UK in 2019 including at Three Choirs Festival. Described in The Independent in its five-star review as outstanding with evocative music, and by The Stage as linear, finely-wrought and daringly spare, the piece has planned performances for 2020 at venues which include New Paths festival in Beverley and at the Tower of London.
A new CD of Martin’s choral music, In no strange land is released in November 2019 on Resonus Classics, sung by Sonoro Choir. All of the pieces on the disc, written over forty years for a variety of ensembles, are available on Composers Edition. Further planned publications include organ and piano music and solo songs, the latter repertoire regularly broadcast by the BBC from the Ludlow English Song Weekend.
Meanwhile Martin is working on two new stage pieces: Timeless Figure, an audio-visual exploration of clocks, time and travel with specially commissioned photographic content, inspired by local clockmakers Joyce of Whitchurch; and A Brother Abroad, a commission for the 2021 Pinner Music Festival, to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the founding of Pinner Church by Bishop Peter of Corbavia. Most immediately he is working on a setting of Yeats as part of a memorial CD for John Manduell to be recorded in December 2019.
Composers Edition is very pleased to be working with Martin Bussey initially presenting a range of choral works:Martin Bussey Profile & Works
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