A good recent addition to the quartet repertoire written specifically for saxophones. The piece is in eight short contrasting sections and, for clarity of ensemble, four player scores are supplied - with no page turn issues!
Arrangement for cello and choir of Robert Hugill's inspiring solo motet Faith, Hope and Charity. The cello sings the high solo line with its long cantilena whilst the choir provides a lyrical accompaniment.
These two pieces - Waltzer and Hurdles - were originally re-worked from the recorder originals for a flute workshop event. They have now been revised again for piccolo, 6 concert flutes, alto and bass flute.
Two linked pieces for large clarinet choir. Needs E flat, at least six B flats, alto, bass and contrabass (with an alternative part for contra-alto). The opening, with the feel of a cortège, leads to a rather wild dance. Difficult.
Two pieces, entitled "March Past" and "Fiesta", for a large Flute Choir - Piccolo, 6 Concert Flutes, Alto and Bass Flutes. Total length about five minutes. Some parts are quite difficult; others more straightforward.
A single-movement piece lasting about three and three quarter minutes. Needs E flat, 4 B flats, alto, bass and contrabass (or contra-alto) clarinets.The music ebbs and flows calmly making only modest technical demands.
Suite Médiévale evokes the atmosphere of a bygone age, painting an exotic soundscape with modal melodies and harmonies featuring open fifths. Nevertheless behind the apparent simplicity lies a constant play of symmetry and asymmetry, with interesting rhythms and unexpected
Concertino is written for cello solo, requiring a professional player, and 6 instruments which can be played by amateurs. It is a miniature concerto in one movement and was originally written for a CoMA call for scores.
Transmutations is for flute, clarinet, saxophone and piano. The title suggests change, or transmutating, such as the changes that occur in nature, for example, one chemical element to another, etc. The changes in this piece are purely musical.
Plea for Concordance is for two cellos and piano. It was inspired by the current events in Northern African and Middle Eastern countries which, for various political reasons, are experiencing disunity and unrest. It includes a 'reconciliation theme' that is presented in different forms in each of the three movements.
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