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Mysterious Light

I am really looking forward to the concert on Friday 19th October at 1pm, at Rosslyn Hill Chapel (3 Pilgrim’s Place, NW3 1NG). ‘Mysterious Light’ was written for solo piano for Graeme Thewlis will be premiered at the chapel by Graeme Thewlis. The concert will also include a performance of my piece ‘Kings Quoit’ written for Trumpet and Piano performed by John Campbell and Graeme Thewlis.

Other works in the concert programme include a selection of English folksongs and ballads including some very interesting songs by Vaughan Williams. The songs will be performed by Graeme Thewlis (Baritone). There will also be a selection of interesting pieces for the Trumpet and Piano including works by Joseph Turrin. Please pop along to the concert if you are in London it will be a very varied and interesting programme.


Concert Update

The concert at St John-at-Hampstead was very enjoyable. Many thanks to John Campbell and Graeme Thewlis for their lovely performance of ‘Kings Quoit’. The lunch time concert at the church was very well received and the programme was wonderfully contrasting with pieces such as the Harry James trumpet concerto indispersed with a series of  sea shanties and folk songs including ‘On the road to Mandalay’.

I am hoping to complete the remaining pieces in this collection for trumpet and piano by the end of the Autumn. In the meantime I am finishing a work for trumpet and brass band called ‘Y Blaidd Olaf’ (The Last Wolf). I have to say I am very much enjoying the challenge of writing for brass band – its a lot of fun writing percussion parts!

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I am really excited about the lunchtime concert tomorrow (1st August) at St John at Hampstead. My new Trumpet piece ‘Kings quoit’ will be premiered by John Campbell and Graeme Thewlis. The work is part of a collection of pieces called ‘Dwelling Places’ which were inspired by places I frequented as a child. I lived for a good part of my childhood in Pembrokeshire in the small coastal village of Manorbier. ‘Kings Quoit’ is a collection of stones that make up a megalithic tomb that points inland across Manorbier bay. It is a very popular spot with tourists and has some breathtaking views from the Pembrokeshire coastal path.

The concert tomorrow contains a very interesting and contrasting programme. John Campbell will perform a selection of pieces including Legende by Enesco and the Harry James Concerto for Trumpet. Graeme Thewlis will be performing as both accompanist and Baritone. He will be performing a selection of songs including ‘The Road to Mandalay’ and ‘The Rovin’ Gambler’. So if you are free tomorrow at 1pm please pop along!