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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

Recordings released for recorder quartet and harpsichord project

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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.

Piano Project 2015 recordings released: solo works

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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 MandersIan Mitchell, Emily DolittleChris LambHenry 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.

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

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.