New Missa Brevis for King’s College, London

New Missa Brevis for King’s College, London

I have just completed a new setting of the Missa Brevis for SATB choir and organ commissioned jointly by King’s College London and the Presteigne Festival. The work will receive its first performance at Presteigne in August followed by a London premiere at St Paul’s...
Symphony released on Resonus

Symphony released on Resonus

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s performance of my Symphony is now available for download and streaming on Resonus Classics. Conducted by Geoffrey Paterson, the release was reviewed in the BBC Music Magazine who said, ‘Hyde goes his own way with regards to form,...
Appointed Vice President of the Presteigne Festival

Appointed Vice President of the Presteigne Festival

I was delighted earlier this year to be invited to become a Vice-President of the Presteigne Festival, an event and community that has been so important to my life as a composer for nearly 20 years. May the festival continue to thrive under the inspired leadership of...
New 40-Part Motet Commission for Lichfield Festival

New 40-Part Motet Commission for Lichfield Festival

I have just completed the score of a new forty-part motet commissioned for the Lichfield Festival to celebrate its fortieth anniversary. From Silence sets a newly written text by the bestselling novelist Alexander McCall Smith, with whom I am also currently working on...
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...