Saturday, March 04, 2006

Composer news, March 2006

RAM is expecting a cd issue some time in the Summer with Danza: El que bailó con el Diablo (Dance: He who danced with the Devil) in its string orchestra arrangement.

MaLj's piece Di Mini Shed is programmed (but not confirmed, it depends on rehearsal time available) for a lunch recital on Wednesday 15 March at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, to be played (and recorded) by the saxophonist Ben Donnelly and his friends.

MWM has finally, after working on it for 12 months, (almost) finished a polished and well engraved version of his piano sonata sonate rouge. He is looking for a suitable pianist to perform it. It has to be a musician with experience of both classical and jazz piano techniques.

Cedric's setting of Into My Heart An Air That Kills (A.E. Housman) was performed by the tenor Nicholas Watts and the pianist James Longford at a concert on 25th February 2006 in Portsmouth, UK. As has been reported earlier, his Fugal Fantasia for Clarinet Septet will be performed on March 18th 2006 by Southwark Consorts of Winds .

Pat is working on and studying transcriptions of organ works by Froberger and other old masters, which has inspired him to start on a fantasia exploring the same ideas as a Froberger piece.

Jordi's arrangement for descant recorder and piano of Himno de Riego (José María de Reart y Copons) is planned to be performed in April, in Barcelona, by Paul Koutnik and Sabine F.

JJ has written a piano piece with the title snowflake realms.

Andrew is expecting a cd issue with his songs from German music theatre compositions. One of the songs is Silbermond.

Tim - ?

Bernard is still working on his children's opera (for December) and The Death of Balder for the BBC Singers (11 June in London). Missa Sancti Michaelis is getting its second outing on Saturday 25 March at the Lady Eleanor Holles School, Hampton, Middlesex, UK.


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