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Results announced for harpsichord and recorder quartet call

We are delighted to announce the selection of pieces from our call for scores for recorder quartet with harpsichord. All submitted works were assessed anonymously for the quality of recorder and harpsichord writing, musical interest and stylistic appropriateness for the ensemble. The list is, alphabetically by composer:

Merry-Go-Round Suite (Sarabande – Haya’s Gavotte – Merry-Go-Round)Ruth Gramann

5-part re-InventionRon Hannah

The lonely princessRon Hannah

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

Waioeka Gorge – Paul Newton-Jackson

AllégresseJenni Pinnock

ElegyToby Roundell

CartoonPeter Thorne

Of Beaks and QuillsJanet Wheeler

The Merry Councellor Suite (Prelude – Gigue – Sarabande)Alison Willis

They will be performed, alongside new works by Stephen Watkins and Ivan Moody, by Dulcis Venti with harpsichordist Francis Knights in a concert at 7:30pm on Saturday 4th June 2016 at the Headgate Theatre Colchester. Tickets (£8/£6) will be available from the Headgate Theatre box office closer to the time.

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CNM concerts this week in Colchester

Join us this week for a bonus selection of new music events in Colchester:

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7:30pm on Wednesday 4th November at the Swinburne Hall, Colchester Institute, Sheepen Rd, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3LL; tickets £5 on the door or via the CMPA Box Office (01206 712 999; creativeartslive@colchester.ac.uk).

An evening of new music for aspirant pianists. Dylan Christopher and colleagues will be presenting a carefully selected programme of attractive and exciting new works for learners of ABRSM Grade 1-5 standard. The concert will be of particular interest to piano teachers, students, those with an interest in music education, and anyone who likes good piano music. Buy tickets here.

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Doors 7:30pm (starts 8pm), Thursday 5th November 2015, Colchester Arts Centre, Church St. Colchester CO1 1NF. Tickets £7/£6: Box Office 01206 500900 / colchesterartscentre.com.

New constructions for solo fretless electric guitar, plus explorations from avant-garde noise to funk-rock for fretless electic guitar, trumpet, percussion, effects and live electronics. Exploring the frontier between left-field jazz and contemporary art-music with Rich Perks (guitar), Andrew Hall (trumpet) and Tom Atherton (percussion). Buy tickets here.