We have a varied selection of works to newly share with you this month including works for piano, organ, chamber and ensemble groups, orchestra and choir from Martin Bussey, Joe Cutler, Ryan Latimer, Kevin Malone, Lynne Plowman, Jack Van Zandt and new signing Richard Pantcheff.
six movements for piano
Works celebrating the Cheshire countryside around the composer’s home.
for fourteen players
2 Flutes, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Horn in F, Trumpet in C, 2 Trombones, Tuba, Vibraphone, Piano, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar.
In memory of Wim Megans.
for guitar duo
Commissioned by the International Guitar Foundation for the Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo.
for clarinet in Bb, violin, cello and piano
Inspired by the one of the earliest comprehensive English language texts concerning the art of slight-of-hand and close-up magic.
for orchestra and chorus
A tribute to the character Stubb from Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby-Dick, commissioned by Crouch End Festival Chorus and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
for soprano and small ensemble
Settings of two short poems by Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska and one by Kobayashi Issaa all exploring themes of separation and closeness.
for saxophone quartet
Composed for the Ebonit Saxophone Quartet from transcribed recordings of exuberant public music-making by environmental protesters across the UK and USA.
overture for orchestra
Premiered by The Orchestra of Opera North, an orchestral version of The People Protesting Drum Out Bigly Covfefe in commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre.
for saxophone quartet
A four-minute set of variations on a folk song, a companion piece to The Water Protectors.
for descant recorder, oboe, violin and cello
Inspired by a moment from Frank Capra’s 1946 film It’s a Wonderful Life
The latest signing by Composers Edition, an initial selection of 15 works includes music for organ, choir, solo and chamber works
for five male voices
Commissioned by Opus Anglicanum, a setting of excerpts from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, to accompany a reading of the poem by broadcaster Zeb Soanes.
Jack Van Zandt
for violin and viola
A suite of five original compositions utilising traditional Irish forms and techniques
three nocturnes for piano
Capturing the atmosphere of three favourite nocturnal depictions by artists Edward Hopper, James Whistler & Vincent Van Gogh
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