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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.

Recordings released for recorder quartet and harpsichord project

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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.

Piano Project 2015 recordings released: solo works

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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 MandersIan Mitchell, Emily DolittleChris LambHenry 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.

CNM Church Music Portfolio 2016 released

CMP2016_largeSince 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 ThorneMagnificat 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: calls@colchesternewmusic.com

Full programme announced for recorder quartet with harpsichord concert

5-Part re-Inventions040616_posterThe 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-InventionRon Hannah

ElegyToby Roundell

CartoonPeter Thorne

Quintet, for four recorders and harpsichord – Jong S. Kim

Quintet for recorder and harpsichord – Olivia Kersey

From the ForestStephen Watkins

Of Beaks and QuillsJanet Wheeler

AlborIvan 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 StillStephen Watkins

Harrison meets DaliStephen Watkins