We are a cooperative of composers based in East Anglia. We aim to develop artistically and professionally through coming together to share knowledge, support, and to run workshops and events to benefit ourselves, other composers, and the greater artistic community.
Please follow the links above to find out more about us, to listen to music from some of our events, or see information about current and former projects, or perhaps have a look at our current calls for scores. Below you can see our latest news posts.
We are pleased to announce that our next call for scores is now open for entries. We are seeking works for two harpsichords for a Colchester concert by the Knights-Tidhar duo in spring 2018; the deadline for entries is 1st December 2017. For further details see the call for scores here.
Francis Knights and Dulcis Venti, Headgate Theatre, June 2016
We have just released recordings of some of the pieces from the recorder quartet with harpsichord call: visit this page to listen. Composers represented are Stephen Watkins, Ruth Gramann, Ron Hannah, Toby Roundell, Peter Thorne, Jong S. Kim, Olivia Kersey, Ivan Moody and Jenni Pinnock.
Dylan Christopher’s studio recordings of all solo pieces from the 2015 Piano Project are now available via this link, including works by Abraham Espinosa, Elspeth Manders, Ian Mitchell, Emily Dolittle, Chris Lamb, Henry Law, Tim Torry, Jenni Pinnock, Doug Thomas, Peter Thorne, Gary Randall, Yvonne Eccles, Gareth Price and Lucy Wickers. We hope to add recordings of the duets later in the year.
Since CNM now has several members who write church music, we have compiled a set of sample copies to showcase members’ work. The portfolio includes:
Mark Bellis – Anthem: My lips shall speak of thy praise (SATB+organ)
Alexander Blustin – Carol-anthem: Journey carol (SATB+organ)
Alan Bullard – Eastertide anthem: He is Risen (SATB+organ/piano)
Jenni Pinnock – Organ voluntary: Circular musings (organ solo)
Peter Thorne – Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (SATB+organ)
Tim Torry – Anthem: O Lord who hast taught us (SATB subdivided)
It is being distributed to Directors of Music in East Anglia. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
The complete programme for our recorder quartet with harpsichord concert with Dulcis Venti and Francis Knights is as follows:
Mountain river Falling leaf – Stephen Watkins
Merry-Go-Round Suite (Gavotte – Sarabande – Merry Go Round) – Ruth Gramann
Five Part re-Invention – Ron Hannah
Elegy – Toby Roundell
Cartoon – Peter Thorne
Quintet, for four recorders and harpsichord – Jong S. Kim
Quintet for recorder and harpsichord – Olivia Kersey
From the Forest – Stephen Watkins
Of Beaks and Quills – Janet Wheeler
Albor – Ivan Moody
The Merry Councellor Suite (Prelude – Gigue – Sarabande), on a theme of
“The Merry Councellor”taken from “Kitty Bridges Pocket Book” 1745 – Alison Willis
The Lonely Princess – Ron Hannah
Allégresse – Jenni Pinnock
Time Stood Still – Stephen Watkins
Harrison meets Dali – Stephen Watkins