The selected pieces will be performed by students of EPTA-UK teachers in a collaborative concert in June 2018. Full information on the call for scores can be found at:
This 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:
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
The programme also includes three works from the 20th Century English Song repertoire:
It was a lover and his lass – Gerald Finzi
Silver – Armstrong Gibbs
A Sergeant’s Song – Gustav Holst
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.
Join us this week for a bonus selection of new music events in Colchester:
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; email@example.com).
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.
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.
Conversation III and Conversation IV – Yvonne Eccles
The ghostly gondola and When the sun sets – Abraham Espinosa
Two seconds to midnight – Stephen Daltry
Lazing, Spinning and Becoming – Emily Dolittle
Tango for piano duet – Melanie Green
The climb and Kooky Boogie – Chris Lamb
Watching butterflies – Henry Law
A Persian Lullaby – Elspeth Manders
Prelude for piano – Ian Mitchell
Quintango and Lament I – Jenni Pinnock
Rising fifth – Gareth Price
The Sans Souci Waltz – Gary Randall
4×3, Ballade and Shapes – Doug Thomas
Whimsical Waltz – Peter Thorne
Comedy Scherzo – Tim Torry
Etius Suite – Lee Westwood
Wistful Waltz – Lucy Wickers
These pieces will be performed by Dylan Christopher, David Mitchell, Elspeth Manders and local piano students in a concert at 7:30pm on 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; firstname.lastname@example.org).