I have added sonatas 2 to 6 to the one by L'œillet de Gant that I put on the site recently. They are for two flutes (recorders).
I have also added the score and parts for a Sanctus by J S Bach. It may not be by Bach, but seems to have been used at one of his churches. The St Michael-le Belfrey Chamber Ensemble did a concert recreating a Christmas Day service from early in Bach's career in Leipzig. We played a Christmas Day cantata Uns ist ein Kind geboren (BWV 142), congregational chorales and all the liturgical music for Christmas Day in the Lutheran Church in 1720.
I have not been posting much recently, but I have been writing some music, most recently for trombones.
Barry and I did not make a video Christmas card this year, so here is last year's (in case you missed it) to wish you a Happy New Year!
I don't know what to say about the events that happened in Paris last night. I have recorded a piece based on la Marseillaise by Franz Liszt. It is not a great performance (there must be better ones on YouTube), but it is sincerely meant as a musical gesture of support for France.
I played this (almost bar by bar) on a version of a historic Pleyel piano.
In an earlier blog entry I wrote about Prayers from inside the Ark, poems by Carmen Bernos de Gasztold. They have inspired some of my music. As there are 27 poems, I have been using two at a time and calling each set Two Prayers from inside the Ark, and writing for different groups of instruments.
I thought I would share one set for solo viola. They are the prayers of the goldfish and the cat. You can either listen to a mp3 version by clicking on the picture, or follow the Soundcloud link.
Going Guising is currently in sixth place with 340 votes. Thanks to everyone who voted for me. As for the rest of you... there's a sinister piper abroad!
Voting has opened for the Hallow-e'en competition. There are 32 entries, and mine is Going Guising in the second group. Please vote (for me) here; there are links to all the music and scores, and also the results.
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