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.
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.
Since 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 Thorne – Magnificat 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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-Invention – Ron Hannah
The lonely princess – Ron Hannah
Quintet, for four recorders and harpsichord – Jong S. Kim
Waioeka Gorge – Paul Newton-Jackson
Allégresse – Jenni Pinnock
Elegy – Toby Roundell
Cartoon – Peter Thorne
Of Beaks and Quills – Janet 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.
Pianist Peter Seivewright is giving a concert on Saturday 21st November at 3pm, at St. Mary’s Parish Church Frinton on Sea. The programme includes the world premiere of Peter Thorne’s Sonata, alongside the magnificent Sonata in B Minor by Liszt and music by J.S. Bach and Moszkovsky. Tickets are £10.00 on the door or tel. 01255 671302 or from the church office Mon.-Fri. 9.30-12.30 tel. 01255 679164. Full details of the programme can be found here.