New Releases on Resonus

New Releases on Resonus

In lockdown various recording projects have come to fruition. In August 2020 the Presteigne Festival Orchestra conducted by George Vass recorded several works associated with the festival, including the Lovely Joan Variations featuring several composers including Huw...
New Work for the Royal Academy of Music

New Work for the Royal Academy of Music

I am delighted to have written a new piece for solo trombone. Titled Vera Stravinsky, Pudding Destroyer, it captures in mood and melody the moment Igor Stravinsky’s wife threw a chocolate pudding down the toilet following mistaken identification on issues of health...
New Publication by Jane Manning

New Publication by Jane Manning

Shortly before her death, Jane Manning published her new book, Vocal Repertoire for the 21st Century (Oxford University Press, 2020). The volume contains a chapter on my Three Larkin Songs (2003) which she described as, ‘Innate musicality and artistic honesty shine...
‘Unmasking Max’ Lecture

‘Unmasking Max’ Lecture

I am delighted to be giving a lecture about my one-time mentor and teacher, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. The conference, called ‘Unmasking Max’ is on 20 March 2021 at Cardiff University. I will be talking about a series of orchestral works Max wrote about his...