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May 2020 New Release Round-Up

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.

Martin Bussey

Martin Bussey : Diary Pieces

six movements for piano

Works celebrating the Cheshire countryside around the composer’s home.

Joe Cutler

Joe Cutler : Chorale for Wim Megans

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.

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Joe Cutler : Everyday Music

for guitar duo

Commissioned by the International Guitar Foundation for the Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo.

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Ryan Latimer

Ryan Latimer : The Anatomy of Legerdemain 

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.

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Ryan Latimer : Frigates and Folly

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.

Ryan Latimer : Speaking of Letters and Dancing 

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.

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Kevin Malone

Kevin Malone : The Water Protectors 

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.

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Kevin Malone : A Peterloo Parade

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.

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Kevin Malone : When the World’s on Fire

for saxophone quartet

A four-minute set of variations on a folk song, a companion piece to The Water Protectors.

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Kevin Malone : Zuzu’s Petals

for descant recorder, oboe, violin and cello

Inspired by a moment from Frank Capra’s 1946 film It’s a Wonderful Life

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Richard Pantcheff

The latest signing by Composers Edition, an initial selection of 15 works includes music for organ, choir, solo and chamber works

 

Lynne Plowman

Lynne Plowman : The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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.

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Jack Van Zandt

Jack Van Zandt : Ceól na hÉireann

for violin and viola

A suite of five original compositions utilising traditional Irish forms and techniques

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Jack Van Zandt : Painted Night

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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