Category Archives: My Music

My Encounter With Pierre Boulez (c.1992)

Have just rediscovered an old letter I wrote to a friend from Birmingham Conservatoire as a music student concerning a Composer’s Workshop given by the French composer Pierre Boulez. It has no date but the address on it makes it … Continue reading

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If I Were A Proper Composer…

I would, probably, turn up halfway through one of my own concerts, sit at the back talking loudly to a friend, make loud comments about how bad the music was, use a mobile phone and generally antagonize the audience to … Continue reading

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He Who Would True Valour See Had Better Go To Charterhouse

The school was at the top of the town for a start. So reaching it was an effort in itself. It had been granted a royal charter by Edward VI during a particularly strenuous nappy change, and stands as an … Continue reading

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My Trilogy Of Loss No.3 (Life):Requiem For A Gay Christian Suicide (mvts 3-end)

This is a homemade compilation of what has been recorded of this work. The first two movements have yet to be played/recorded so we start with the sermon given by the “priest”. The video has enough detail about the rest … Continue reading

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My Trilogy Of Loss No.2 (Faith): Litanies For Mixed Choir (1992-93)

The second part.

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My Trilogy Of Loss No.1 (Love): “An Die Ferne Geliebte” for Tenor and Piano (1987-1991)

The trilogy forms the heart of my work. Here is the first part of it.

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John Philip Sousa: Liberty Bell (arr. Alan Page)

  Another recording from the same “session”.

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