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The Pale Enchanted Gold, 17 June 2017: recital programme announced

CNM_recital_poster_CM_170617-webThis June’s CNM summer afternoon recital by Tim Torry (baritone), Charles Hine (clarinet) and Alan Bullard (piano) will take place at 3pm on 17 June at Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh St, Colchester CO1 1TT; entry free, retiring collection.

The programme is based around three key works: Tim Torry’s setting of JRR Tolkein’s ‘The Pale Enchanted Gold’ poem from The Hobbit, Alan Bullard’s setting of Edward Blunden’s ‘A Swan, a Man’, and also Alan’s ‘Three Blues’ for clarinet and piano.

Alongside these, CNM members have contributed new pieces for clarinet and piano, plus song settings of poetry with all kinds of interesting connections to the pieces above. The full lists of members’ works in each category are as follows:

Song settings

A Swan, A Man –  Alan Bullard/Edmund Blunden
The star –  Dylan Christopher/Jane & Ann Taylor
The sun goes down –  Francis Knights/AJ Blustin
The Genealogy of Christ –  Mark Bellis/Gospel of Luke
Oft when warring –  Stephen Watkins/Thomas Hardy
The Pale Enchanted Gold –  Tim Torry/JRR Tolkien
The sleep –  Ian Wilson/E B Browning

Clarinet/bass clarinet and piano

The Bold Princess Royal  – Colin Blundell
Three Blues – Alan Bullard
Whither Now? –  Laurence Glazier
Seeking stillness for solo bass clarinet – Philip Joy
A movement from the Scenes from a train suite – Jenni Pinnock
Dance –  Peter Thorne
Subsequent Darkness –  Julia Usher

CNM season 2017: recital in Colchester and workshop in Cambridge

We can now announce two exciting CNM public events which will be taking place in 2017:

Recital: The Pale Enchanted Gold

3pm, Saturday 17 June 2017, Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TT; tickets TBC

A summer afternoon recital by Tim Torry (baritone), Alan Bullard (piano) and Charles Hine (clarinet). The programme will include Tim Torry’s ‘The Pale Enchanted Gold’ – a setting of the first poem from JRR Tolkein’s The Hobbit, Alan Bullard’s dramatic setting of First World War poet Edmund Blunden’s ‘A Swan, A Man’ and ‘Three Blues’ for clarinet and piano, plus new songs and instrumental music by other members of CNM.

Workshop for contemporary harpsichord composition

4pm, Sunday 15 October 2017, Fitzwilliam College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge CB3 0DG; free entry for audience

Harpsichordists Francis Knights and Dan Tidhar will workshop new works for two harpsichords written by CNM members. The workshop will be preceded at 2pm by a rare concert of Contemporary American music for two harpsichords by Robert Baksa, Vittorio Rieti, Mark Janello and others.

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

CNM members’ works premiered at the Moot Hall Organ Fest 2015

Works by CNM members will be featured in recitals at Colchester’s newly-restored Moot Hall Organ this summer. Ian Ray’s recital on 28th July will include Jenni Pinnock’s Moto Perpetuo (runner-up in the PIPEWORKS competition) as well as a new piece by Alan Bullard: Moot Hall Toccata. On 4th August, James Bowstead will perform Peter Thorne’s Paean (another PIPEWORKS runner-up). Full details of programmes and recitalists can be found here.