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16th July 2015 - No Comments!

Christmas Carols at Cambridge

Two lovely days were spent at the end of June, recording new arrangements of traditional carols by myself and Thomas Hewitt-Jones. Under the fabulous direction of Richard Latham, the 32 piece choir and 2 organists of Emmanuel College, Cambridge recorded in their beautiful chapel, designed by Christopher Wren.

The album will be released by Imagem Production Music, as part of the Boosey and Hawkes collection, and will be available later this year. New descants, new harmony, and new twists on the classics, it was a delight to spend 2 days there. Huge thanks to Taz and Arun of Imagem Production Music, Richard Latham, the choir, and all at Emmanuel College for their hard work. We've captured a wonderful set of recordings, which I can't wait to share.



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18th February 2015 - No Comments!

‘My Wife’ on Radio 4

An anthem I was commissioned to compose for a wedding has been performed live on BBC Radio 4's, Sunday Worship. Performed by the choir of St. Luke's as part of their Valentines service, under the choral direction of Justin Butcher. The anthem is a setting of R.L. Stephenson's wonderful text of the same title:

Trusty, dusky, vivid, true,
With eyes of gold and bramble-dew,
Steel-true and blade-straight,
The great artificer
Made my mate.

Honour, anger, valour, fire;
A love that life could never tire,
Death quench or evil stir,
The mighty master
Gave to her.

Teacher, tender, comrade, wife,
A fellow-farer true through life,
Heart-whole and soul-free
The august father
Gave to me.

You can hear it online on bbc iplayer for the next month here - 20.20 into the service. For sheet music please contact me directly.