NEWS

TRIPTYCH

 

I have been most fortunate in life to have played with some fine musicians and written for same. It is with unbridled delight that I introduce 'TRIPTYCH' to you via this little YouTube promo.

 

 

We played at the Maldon Festival this year in July. 

 

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Premiere of Saxophone Concerto

for Rob Buckland

My new Saxophone Concerto for Rob Buckland represents an important development in my own compositional direction. The soloist in this new music will be the individual dealing with life and society, the ensemble will be that very society. We are all touched by the highs and lows of our existence and the impact we have on others. Some of us suffer the lows privately and without notice and others react in a myriad of ways. In response to loved ones, friends and colleagues who have wrestled with issues of mental health, I dedicate this work plus much of the future activity of 'Environ Music', my music and education umbrella company. I anticipate committing a percentage of royalties from the concerto and funds from Environ Music initiatives towards Help Musicians UK.

Having played the Saxophone myself for over 45 years it seems timely to pen a concerto for this most iconic instrument and to combine elements of improvisation with more formal compositional techniques. This is a musical language that has been forming over the years and now, I feel, is coming to fruition. I can think of no better  player than Rob Buckland to animate my music.

The premiere took place at St Anne's, Limehouse

A Hawksmoor Anglican Church in Limehouse,

in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets

on March 16th 2018

with the Docklands Sinfonia under Spencer Down

The wind orchestra version will be given by the Royal Air Force Music Service later in 2018.

PLEASE HELP

Should you wish to join in this creative venture by supporting the commission then please do consider making a donation, no matter how small to:

or send a cheque to:

Environ Music

Account Number 84215976

Sort Code 60-24-77

Environ Music

5 Church Green

Boreham

Essex

CM3 3EH

To listen to Rob Buckland and the Docklands Sinfonia playing 'Testament' please click on the button below.

 

PREMIERE

 

The  premiere of a new cantata, Heart of the Sun, with music by Jeffery Wilson and libretto by Bez Berry took place at St Andrew's Church, Boreham recently.

The premiere of a new choral work, The Light of Glory, with music  by Jeffery Wilson and words by Bez Berry, written for the Chapel Choir of Chigwell School under their conductor Howard Ebden took place recently at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square. A second performance of this new work took place at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey.

A Festive Evening of Classical & Christmas Delights

including the premiere of "Give My Heart" by Jeffery Wilson

took place recently at
St Botolphs Church Colchester

 

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