Triptych premiere and live stream

 Triptych  received its live premiere on 26/11/2021, Jeremy Huw Williams (baritone) with the Welsh Chamber Orchestra, conductor Anthony Hose. Triptych sets three poems by Rowan Williams.

There are further performances at Rhyl, Holyhead and Blackwood. 

The Holyhead performance on December 4th will be live-streamed: https://www.facebook.com/ucheldre.holyhead


October performances

Quintet for strings 

Premiere: Sacconi Quartet with Tim Lowe, cello. BMS Commission

Friday October 1st, York, Lyons Concert Hall



In the Forests of the Night, for saxophone orchestra. 


Premiere: Megalopolis saxophone orchestra commission 


Saturday October 9th Di Menna Center, New York City

(live and live-streamed) 

Sunday Oct 10th – Roulette, Brooklyn, NY.

(live and live-streamed) 



The Bourne arr. Denholm, for soprano and small ensemble

Tuesday October 19th, Hermes Ensemble 

Oxford, JdP.

(live and live-streamed)



The Moth Ghost for soprano and piano. Text: James Harpur


Premiere: Gabriella Di Laccio and Clelia Iruzun;  Di Laccio commission


Thursday October 21st London, St James's Church, Surrey Gardens

Wednesday Oct 27th Oxford, Wolfson College.

September performances

 'Harlequin Memories' for bassoon and string quartet has two performances on Saturday Sept. 25th at the Oxshott and Cobham Music Society: Holy Trinity Church Claygate, 5pm and 8pm. Catriona McDermid, bassoon, with the Florian quartet.

'Three Piano Miniatures' - after Bach's Goldberg Variations - will be played by Rachel Fryer in her 'Variations Down the Line' project. Sept. 10th, Brighton, Sept. 20th, Hurstpierpoint and Sept 25th, Trunch (Norfolk).

Sir Harlequin for solo bassoon - Nanci Belmont

 Sir Harlequin for solo bassoon receives a superb performance from Nanci Belmont and is featured at the International Double Reed Society. It will be streamed live on July 29th 2021, 15.45 UK time. (10.45 EST), on this link:

https://www.idrs.org/events/sir-harlequin-2/


'After Lindisfarne' for solo horn premiered by Joe Longstaff at RAM

 After Lindisfarne for solo horn was premiered by Joseph Longstaff on June 8th at RAM, and is available on their youtube site:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzzLujwcs5o&t=2536s


 



BBC Radio 3, 11th March -The Hidden Landscape

 "The Hidden Landscape' is broadcast in BBCR3 Afternoon concert, around 3.15pm, 11/03/2021. BBCSO, conductor del Mar; from NMC D255, my orchestral CD.

New Cds released on Metier and Resonus

 Two new recordings of my chamber music have been released. 

Songs without Words is on Metier mss 28608 'for clarinet and strings', a new cd from Gemini, director Ian Mitchell.

Abstracts and a Frame (Malu Lin, violin; Giles Swayne, piano) is on Resonus RES10271 'Relationships: Maconchy, LeFanu and Swayne.


 

Premiere online of Triptych

Triptych, for baritone and chamber orchestra, received its 'virtual' premiere on December 30th 2020.  The Welsh Chamber Orchestra, who commissioned it, was conducted by Anthony Hose. The baritone soloist was Jeremy Huw Williams, the dedicatee. Triptych sets three poems by Rowan Williams. The link below is available until January 27th 2021.

https://www.beaumarisfestival.org


Concert November 18th 2020 - also Sydney performance of 'Songs for Jane'

' Prelude after Grinling Gibbons' for solo violin, played by Peter Sheppard Skaerved, will be streamed tonight on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykvhokOQkZQ

The recital of Beethoven sonatas and new works will remain available on this Link: 

You can hear Jenny Duck-Chong sing my 'Songs for Jane' at this link: https://youtu.be/JGsljzIdCeo

New orchestral album released: NMC D255

NMC have released an album of my orchestral music. There are four works, from 'The Hidden Landscape' written for the 1973 Proms, to 'The Crimson Bird,' (RPS commission, 2017). The recordings are by the BBCSO and the RTE NSO. The album was supported with a grant from the  PRSF Composers Fund.

This link has all the details for the album - NMC D255:

 https://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/crimson-bird