Martin Bussey’s Walt Whitman cycle for baritone and piano, Children of Adam is now available from Composers Edition. First performed in St Nicolas, Chiswick in 2011 the songs have since been performed at events such as Ludlow English Song Weekend and St Endellion Festival. To coincide with the launch of the songs on CE Martin has uploaded performances of some movements on his YouTube channel. These are sung by Peter Edge, accompanied by the composer, with a scrolling score.
Also, Martin Bussey has been commissioned to write a piano work for the 2021 Three Choirs Festival at Worcester. This will be part of the piano recital by Matthew Schellhorn, a regular commissioner and performer of new music for piano. The work is designed to sit alongside piano music by Howells featured on Matthew’s very successful 2020 Naxos CD of Howells’ piano works.
We at Composers Edition are looking forward to publishing this new work in due course.