Alan G. Parsons (1931-2021)

We are sad to announce the death on 1 September 2021 of CNM’s co-founder, Alan G. Parsons, at the age of 90. Alan’s decades of work as a composition teacher, and promoter of new music in East Anglia, leaves a legacy of generations of younger composers who have forged their own musical paths. We takeContinue reading “Alan G. Parsons (1931-2021)”

New music for early instruments at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2019

Four works by CNM composers were included in a performance of old and new music for early instruments at Fitzwilliam College Auditorium on 15 Oct 2019 as part of Cambridge University’s Festival of Ideas. Works for recorder quartet with harpsichord by Jenni Pinnock, Peter Thorne and Stephen Watkins were performed by the Maestral Ensemble withContinue reading “New music for early instruments at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2019”

Composing for two harpsichords: article in Sounding Board

An article on CNM’s two harpsichords call for scores has appeared in Issue 13 of Sounding Board, the newsletter of the British Harpsichord Society. It is downloadable free from the BHS website here. Based upon our experience with the call, the article also discusses a number of typical problems with submissions, and provides a rangeContinue reading “Composing for two harpsichords: article in Sounding Board”

New music for two harpsichords: music examples compilation released

We have created a compilation of information on eleven works selected by Francis Knights and Dan Tidhar from our two harpsichords call for scores, including a sample page from each score, notes on the works and composer contacts. The document can be downloaded here: CNM New Music for two harpsichords compilation: information, contacts and examples DetailsContinue reading “New music for two harpsichords: music examples compilation released”

Photos from two harpsichords concert

A big thankyou to everyone who contributed to the 28 April 2018 two harpsichords concert: the performers, the composers, our hosts Daniela Bechly and the Pimlott Foundation, Liz Leatherdale for all her help with publicity, and last but not least all the audience members who made it out to Great Horkesley on a rainy day!