Due to the Covid pandemic performances have not been happening, though this is not to say plans have not been laid for future ones. September 2021 hopefully with see parts of "......and the angels sing....." (op 90) performed liturgically as part of the patronal evensong of St Michael's Church, Sandhurst, who commissioned the work. Basically half the piece will be performed in a version for SATB choir and organ. Hopefully a full performance of the piece with string quartet and percussionist will go ahead next year.
Over the spring two short choral works have been completed. Firstly a short sacred anthem scored for piano, Soprano, Alto and lower male voices entitled "God of Creation" (op 91) , lasting just under three minutes. Secondly a setting of Christina Rossetti's poem "By the sea" ( op 92) for SATB choir and piano lasting five minutes.
In addition to the above a new edition of "Prelude no 2" op 20 for piano has been produced. Completed in 1989 it is in the classic sonata form with the recapitulation of the second theme missing and lasts just under five minutes.
Score extracts are available on this website under the composition menu plus a recording of the Prelude no 2 given back in 2004.
26th September 2021
St Michael's Church, Sandhurst, Berkshire, 18.30
"..and the angels sing......." . op90 (extracts performed liturgically as part of evensong for Michaelmas.)
St Michael's Church, Sandhurst, Berkshire. Jane Palmer (organ), Kevin Grafton (Bass solo) and the Church choir.
This cantata was commissioned by the church of St Michael and all angels for 800th year celebration. It will form the a part of a celebratory concert which will follow the course of sacred music from the 9th to the 21st centuries. The cantata on the subject of Saint Michael is in nine movements using texts ranging from Alcuin of York, the Bible and John Milton.
Mont Saint-Michel, France
27th September 2020. "The Akathist to St Michael the Archangel." op 90a
8th March 2020 "Praeludium (5) in tempore belli" op 65b.
15th December 2019 "Alleluia. A new work is come on hand." op 82
29th September 2019. "A Prayer for for St Michael the Archangel." op 90b
29th September 2019. "The Akathist to St Michael the Archangel." op 90a
28th September 2019 "Saharan Danse" op 89
27th January 2019 "Noel" op 81.