Back Print this Page Programme Notes – Magnification X This short setting of a poem by the Tasmanian poet Sarah Day was written as a 70th birthday tribute to the composer Anthony Gilbert for his 70th birthday in 2004. The quirky instrumentation of soprano solo, sopranino recorder, cello and harpsichord is the most bizarre I […]
Back Print this Page Programme Notes – Anya17 Composer’s programme note I have wanted to write an opera for as long as I can remember. I have been stage struck from a very young age, and performances of Die Meistersinger, Peter Grimes and Tosca made an enormous impact on me in my very impressionable teens. […]
Back Print this Page Programme Notes – Quarrel (2005) Commissioned by Stephen Montague, Artistic Director of COMA (Contemporary Music Making for Amateurs) Open Score Project 2004-5 with funds provided by the Esmee Fairbairn Fund.
Back Print this Page Programme Notes – Silk Impressions (2005) (Premiere) Having moved to Cheshire from London some years ago I thought it would be an enjoyable challenge to try and write a work inspired by events from local history and folklore. Some of the ideas behind this piece are local legends; for others I […]